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Locker, Ponder trying to workout with teammates

Posted on: May 17, 2011 10:02 am
Edited on: May 17, 2011 10:04 am
Posted by Will Brinson

Jake Locker and Christian Ponder might be rookies. And they also might have been reaches in the 2011 NFL Draft.

But at least they appear to be leaders! Both Ponder and Locker are apparently working to organize members of their teams into voluntary offseason workouts. Well, okay, just Ponder -- Locker's actually willing to workout with his teammates, though, so that's something right?

"I have talked to a few of my new teammates and they said it would be great if I could make it (to Nashville), and I am definitely going to make that happen," Locker said, per Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. "It would be nice to get to know them and spend time with them, get comfortable and familiar with them and start that whole bonding process, I guess."

Talk about a guy who just knows he's not starting in his first season. I mean, maybe he'll make it to Nashville. You know, if people are there. Whatever.

Ponder seems like he's being a little more proactive, planning a workout with Percy Harvin and then receiving a DM on Twitter from Sidney Rice about joining the pair.

"I hope it happens," Ponder said. "That's something I'm looking forward to. It'd be great to spend time with those guys on the field."

As noted by the Pioneer-Press, it actually behooves Rice and Harvin to get up with Ponder as soon as possible -- he's the only guy, as far as he knows, that has new offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave's playbook.

Oh yes, and it's kind of presumed that Ponder's going to get a chance to be "the guy" from Day One for the Vikings, which seems like an absolute impossibility if he's not on the same page and/or book with his own wide receivers.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Locker, Ponder trying to workout with teammates

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Since: Jun 15, 2007
Posted on: May 17, 2011 3:30 pm

Locker, Ponder trying to workout with teammates

Alphabetical order?

Since: Sep 30, 2009
Posted on: May 17, 2011 1:16 pm

Locker, Ponder trying to workout with teammates

Was there an earlier article that got updated?  "maybe he'll make it to Nashville." ...where did Locker say that?  He said he was "definitely going to make that happen."  If you're going to screw up, at least don't misquote what you just wrote in the previous paragraph.  The only "maybe, you know, whatever" in any of what Locker said was the "I guess" at the end...which was referring to what he expects will happen during the trip (since, having never worked out with an NFL team professionally, he's pretty much "guessing" what will come out of it).

Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: May 17, 2011 10:28 am

Locker, Ponder trying to workout with teammates

Minny = the Rodney Dangerfield of the Sports world. 

Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: May 17, 2011 10:26 am

Locker, Ponder trying to workout with teammates

So why even bother attaching Lockers name to this article? Much less put his name first?  Seems slightly disrespectful.

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