Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he will continue to start Matt Cassel after the team opened the season 0-2, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports.
Cassel threw four interceptions during the Vikings' 30-7 loss against the New England Patriots on Sunday. Cassel completed 19 of 36 passes for 202 yards and one touchdown.
Zimmer said he did not consider pulling Cassel for first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater, despite fans chanting the rookie's name during the game.
"I'm going to hold the quarterback position just like every position here to the same standard, and I also said I wasn't going to have a quick hook,'' Zimmer said. "Matt needs to play better. It's pretty obvious he needs to play better. We all need to play better. I need to coach better.''
The Vikings play the New Orleans Saints in Week 3.
- Paul Palladino