Reports: Titans preparing to start Matt Cassel

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A final decision has not been made, but it looks like Marcus Mariota will be sitting out Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.

According to multiple reports, the Titans are preparing to go with Matt Cassel in Miami. Mariota was pulled from last Sunday’s game against the Texans after injuring his hamstring and was a limited participant in practice all week, although Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Cassel did the majority of the work with the first team during team portions of the practices.

Mariota and the Titans will have an extra day before they play in Week Six as they face the Colts on Monday night, so Mariota would have 15 days between games if he does not play this Sunday.

The Titans signed Brandon Weeden to serve as a backup for Cassel during the week.

10 responses to “Reports: Titans preparing to start Matt Cassel

  1. Matt Cassell?!?!? I haven’t heard this name in a while. And to think Kaepernick would be on a team right now but he literally opted out of his own contract himself. Not to mention he was going to make $14.5 million. Thats an oppressed adult making that decision. LOL. #LatrellSprewell #NeedsMoreToFeedHisKids

  2. Given all the hyping of Culter, it’s surprising how relatively little love there’s been for Cassel. They are both average QBs and their career success rate (both a little below .500) is not dissimilar despite Cutler being a 1st round pick and Cassel a 7th. Cutler’s personal stats are slightly better but they both have one pro-bowl, and Cassel has more than twice as many postseason games (5 compared to Cutler’s 2) – and been more successful in them.

    The difference between their personal stats may simply be because whereas Cutler had 2 teams built to suit him before standing in for Miami, Cassel has (except for a little while in KC before injury woes) had to deal with many different teams (and even more HCs) often coming in when those teams were struggling.

  3. Yeah, with an absolute dearth of QB talent the last 5-6 years I find it hilarious that people critique Cassel so harshly.

    No doubt its something to do with his first team and the feelings of envy towards them.

  4. well looks like miami is going to win their 1st true home opener aka no hurricanes or london….we have no chance with cassel or weeden

  5. mazenblue says:
    October 8, 2017 at 8:15 am
    Matt Cassell?!?!? I haven’t heard this name in a while. And to think Kaepernick would be on a team right now but he literally opted out of his own contract himself. Not to mention he was going to make $14.5 million. Thats an oppressed adult making that decision. LOL.

    That’s an uninformed sports fan making that comment. LOL. Congratulations on being the only person in America who didn’t know that the 49ers publicly stated on numerous occasions that they would have cut Kaep anyway, and told him that so he could opt out ahead of time and get a jump on free agency.

  6. I’d probably prefer Kaepernick over Cassell, at least he’s mobile, but they love America in the south. Good job Colin!

  7. Hat’s off to Cassel. he might not be a superstar by any means but a career college backup turned into career NFL backup/part time starter is really something.

    Much like Dan Orlovsky. Being the 40th best QB year after year for a decade plus is impressive if you think about it. Think of how many starters have came and went and these guys have enough to hang on for a long time.

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