Cassel will start at quarterback in Vikings season finale

  • Article by: Master Tesfatsion , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 24, 2013 - 1:24 AM

Matt Cassel will start at quarterback in the Vikings’ season finale against the Lions on Sunday, with Christian Ponder as the backup. Josh Freeman is expected to be inactive for the ninth time in 12 games since joining the Vikings.

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zoilovDec. 24, 13 7:09 AM

Frazier states: "Henderson made a lot of nice tackles". Trouble is, Henderson has energy and flies all over, but doesn't have a clue on covering a pass in his area.

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zoilovDec. 24, 13 7:16 AM

Freeman must be a mess, and we know how pathetic Ponder is. Cassel, as inconsistent as he is, gives the Vikings a chance to win their last game at the Metrodump. He needs to have one of his good games. Let's hope the coaches don't start the game with: Peterson right for 2 yards, Peterson left for no gain, Cassel to drop back on 3 and 8, Detroit blitzes, Cassel get sacked, fumbles, and the Vikes start, one again, in a hole.

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samihoustonDec. 24, 13 7:49 AM

Just tell us what the heck Freeman did or didn't do that put him in the doghouse! Inquiring minds want to know!

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u4775Dec. 24, 13 7:51 AM

Frazier commented: "We have looked and we do not have a QB that gives us the best chance of winning"

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ActTwoDec. 24, 13 7:56 AM

I wish some "journalist" had the guts to write now what he or she is going to write later about what is really going on with Josh Freeman.

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siouxchampDec. 24, 1310:35 AM

I saw Ponder drop the clipboard on the sidelines last week, but those mistakes are easily correctable for the next game.

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prcaminnDec. 24, 1311:13 AM

Sweet!!! Start the Cassel kid which guarentees another loss which gives the team a better draft pick!

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amused83Dec. 25, 13 7:59 AM

Why all the fuss about who will start at QB. Three choices and not a quality NFL QB to be found. I would focus my attention on the guy that gave us these three lousy options. Spielman delivered the mess, Frazier is stuck trying to deal with it. What is Frazier supposed to say -- management gave me a QB disaster, none of the three can handle the job, and we need to clean house at year end. While that would be honest, it cannot be said by a head coach trying to win games.

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gipperpjDec. 26, 1312:12 PM

I don't know the whole Frazier approach bothers me. Why play Henderson at all. Put in one of the other young linebackers. Rhodes should be rested. I don't care if he helps get a meaningless win. He's a known commodity. I'm good with Cassell starting. He's been up and down. One more game would help to see what he can do. We've seen Ponder for 3 years and we all know he's terrible. Freemon obviously gone. Having played one terrible game as a Viking. Play Floyd the whole game. Play Patterson the whole game. I'm rooting for a Vikings loss and one or more of the 4 win teams to win. SKOL for next year. Love you Vikes!!!!

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