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Vikings hoping Ponder can start Week 1

Posted on: May 2, 2011 11:09 am
Edited on: May 2, 2011 11:57 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The Minnesota Vikings shocked the world when they grabbed Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder

"Ideally, I'd like for him to be ready to go when we play San Diego (on Sept. 11)," Frazier said, per Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

But the building up of high expectations doesn't end there! Oh no: Frazier made some pretty hefty comparisons when it comes to young quarterbacks who stepped in and won right away.

"That would be the ideal situation -- we've got our Matt Ryan, we've got our (Joe) Flacco, we've got our (Mark) Sanchez right here. But because of the uncertainty of the offseason, it's just hard to determine exactly how you want to approach it. So, we need a little more clarity on what this offseason's going to be like."

This is pretty fascinating, because it was kind of always expected that the Vikings would just end up with Donovan McNabb. That's just because, um, well, I don't know -- they both had interest in one another and it seemed like a fit.
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Ponder getting drafted could still mean McNabb comes along, especially if the lockout lasts for a while and the coaching staff is unable to work with Ponder extensively before the seasons starts.

However, if they do get a chance to work with Ponder, and he gets enough reps before the season starts, it seems that Minnesota could be going all-in on their rookie, while also concerning themselves with getting the most out of a roster that doesn't have much time left on a window to make a run at the Super Bowl.

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Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2012 2:41 am
 

Vikings hoping Ponder can start Week 1

Ponder Did not look bad today .If he can just keep it up He will be ok .




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:38 am
 

Vikings hoping Ponder can start Week 1

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Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: May 3, 2011 8:13 pm
 

Vikings hoping Ponder can start Week 1

you cant judge a draft for a few years, let them develop and see what happens. Bulger would be the ideal FA QB, because he knows he would be a stop gap or mentor for Ponder.



Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2011 11:38 am
 

Vikings hoping Ponder can start Week 1

THEY BETTER HOPE HE CAN...... AFTER THE FARVE MESS THEY WILL PROBALY FINISH LAST THE NEXT 10 SEASONS. NO QB... JARED ALLEN IS GOING TO GET SLAPPED AROUND AND THEIR RUNNING BACK IS A WHINNY HAS BEEN ALSO ITS OVER.
Jared Allen slapped around???? AD a whinny has been????? What the F U C K are you smoking?????



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: May 3, 2011 8:46 am
 

Vikings hoping Ponder can start Week 1

Nice spelling, drunken 'Sconnie.



Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: May 2, 2011 6:25 pm
 

Vikings hoping Ponder can start Week 1

What universe do you live in. 27th Nov 10 ring any bells. Ponder ripped you Gators for  221 yards and 3 TDs. So if he was that bad what the hell were the Gators.
Oh and the could not handle the pressure, yes he lost 2 very close games, but won 3, so whats your argument. 
At least he guided his team to the conf final. What happened to the gators??



Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: May 2, 2011 5:06 pm
 

Vikings hoping Ponder can start Week 1

They should have drafted Mallett. I mean, people talk about how Mallett would choke in big games, but Ponder choked in all the games. He just couldn't win close games when the pressure was on.


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