Matt Cassel’s Pocket Presence a Point of Separation from Christian Ponder

December 18, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After spending most of the season backing Christian Ponder as the starting quarterback, head coach Leslie Frazier and the Minnesota Vikings have changed their minds and are going with Matt Cassel. A tweet from CBS Sports reports that Cassel will finish the season as the starter. 
So, what took so long? 
Perhaps, it was the fact that the Vikings drafted Ponder in Frazier's first full season as head coach, or perhaps, Frazier truly believed that Ponder could develop into a decent quarterback if only given enough of a chance. 
No matter the reason, this is something many fans have been asking for since Cassel led the Vikings to a 34-27 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4. 
When a concussion forced Ponder out of the game against the Bears in Week 13, it gave Cassel another chance to prove that he gives the Vikings a better chance of winning. 
According to Pro Football Reference, both Ponder and Cassel have won two games this season. ...

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