Matt Cassel on battle for Vikings QB job
Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel joined the show to talk about winning the starting job over rookie Teddy Bridgewater and more. Here are some of his takes:
— Cassell said he was able to take battling with a rookie in stride: Ive been through it all. Theres not a lot that surprises me at this point. This was a long battle throughout the offseason. I think Ive worked harder than I ever have this offseason.
— Dan asked what job compares to being a starting quarterback. Not to this extent, said Cassel, but its kind of like being the President. I say that on a very modified scale. I say that because everyone watches everything you do. Everyone critiques you from every different angle. At the same time you have to go about your business. … Get ready to play no matter whats going on.
— Cassel on Adrian Peterson: I swear the guy can eat two hot dogs right before practice and run around faster than anyone. Hes a different breed of person and he works his tail off. … The League has changed a lot in the type of running back they have to offer, but Adrian is special.