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.