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Matt Cassel: I Taught Tom Brady Everything He Knows


Former Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel may be gone but he is still hilarious.

“I taught Tom (Brady) everything. I thought he really started to flourish after I got there,” Cassel joked to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “A lot of people don’t understand how much time we spend together. It’s important to be together and be good teammates. And when you have a good (quarterback) room, it makes everybody better in the room. That’s what it’s all about.”

Cassel has always been a bit of a jokester.

Matt is in Minnesota now and is charged with being the backup to incumbent starter Christian Ponder. Ponder hasn’t exactly lit things up for the Vikings and it isn’t inconceivable to think that Cassel could end up starting for Minnesota, should Ponder struggle.

The main reason for Cassel’s presence is that the Vikings lacked a solid backup option last season. Minnesota made it to the playoffs, largely behind RB Adrian Peterson’s ridiculous season carrying the football. The Vikes qualified for the playoffs but QB injuries left them virtually no chance of winning.

Minnesota is a good fit for Cassel. The team is build to run the football and play defense. Cassel has proven that in the right situation, he can be efficient. He’s an ideal backup for a team like the Vikings.

What do you think, Addicts? Will Cassel end up starting in Minnesota?

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  • JediChris816

    Sure, let the ‘Turnover King’ start in MN. I promise you, the Vikings will immediately regret it. You can bank on it.

  • @Jplazak

    I could see it. Ponder doesnt exactly light up the scoreboard. If Cassel was there last year instead of Joe Webb do they beat the Packers?? Quite possibly.
    @jplazak

  • Steven Hart

    I agree that MC is a good fit in MN. KC almost killed that man.

    • micah stephenson

      Kc definately killed his career.

  • Dustin Joyce

    I’m a Chiefs fan that now lives in MN. I can seem to shake Cassel from my teams. When people here ask me about him I tell them he is the 33rd best QB in the NFL. That makes him the best backup you could ask for and the worst starter. As long as he remains the backup it’s good for MN. More likely Ponder gets injured or benched and here we go all over again. Good luck.

    • RepOurChiefs

      Damn dustin…trying to find the words of comforting nature and they elude me. Cant shake MC indeed.

    • David Fritch

      Ponder is smart, having earned his degree at Florida State in just 2 ½ years. He’s a former Rhodes Scholar who already holds a master’s degree in science. He’s planning a post-football career as a neurosurgeon. I have faith that if he can stay healthy his “super brain” will help him master the position.

  • Daniel Mayfield

    I’m just glad they got him off the roster. He was a waste of time, money, and putting a lot of weight on the teams shoulders

    • Danny W

      Me too. When they drug their feet when cutting him it made me worry a little. I’m glad the debate is on another team.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    I’m familiar with Cassel’s work. He had four seasons worth of jokes with Kansas City.

    • David Fritch

      Well 3 at least. :)

      • Stacy D. Smith

        No, it was four. He just wasn’t quite as funny in 2010. That joke he told to those guys from Baltimore though? That was a side-splitter.

  • Danny W

    If he starts it’s season over for Minnesota. Glad I don’t have to say that here in KC anymore. #ihope

  • Chief Hokie

    Cassel? Starting in Minnesota? In-con-thievable!

  • Travis Forsyth

    cassel please, brady won 3 super bowls before you came a long and he lost the one and only super bowl (2007) when you were with the patriots (2005 – 2008).

  • http://twitter.com/javierq7 Francisco Quezada

    Matt cassel is real trash for that comment

    • David Fritch

      Definition of JOKE
      1 a : something said or done to provoke laughter; especially : a brief oral narrative with a climactic humorous twist
      b (1) : the humorous or ridiculous element in something (2) : an instance of jesting : kidding

  • countrybuoy

    He’s the funniest comedian to ever line up behind center as starting quarterback for the Chiefs. To quote an old country song: “Thank God and Greyhound you’re gone!”