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Vikings have 'no intention' of benching McNabb

Posted on: September 18, 2011 12:59 pm
Edited on: September 18, 2011 1:57 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson


Donovan McNabb didn't exactly have the best numbers on Sunday -- 39 yards passing against the Chargers in an embarrassing effort as the Vikings fell to 0-1.

Considering that Minnesota drafted Christian Ponder out of Florida State, it wouldn't be shocking to hear any chatter about whether or not McNabb should remain the starter for the duration of the season. He might not hold that role all year, but CBS Sports' Charley Casserly reported Sunday that, at least for right now, the Vikings have "no intention of benching" McNabb.

"I want continuity this year," Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier told Casserly.

Frazier cited McNabb's last season with the Redskins -- proving that we (the public, the media) are not alone in thinking that what went down in Washington was just ridiculous.

And that's precisely why Frazier wants to provide some continuity for the veteran; yanking him out of the lineup and rolling with Ponder might work OK, but it also has the potential for immediate failure. If that's the case, Frazier would have to throw McNabb back out there as a starter.

It's an awkward and touchy situation, but it's a smart move by Frazier to at least stick with one plan going forward. That plan is McNabb, for better or for worse.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:49 am
 

Vikings have 'no intention' of benching McNabb




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Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: September 18, 2011 4:35 pm
 

Vikings have 'no intention' of benching McNabb

McNabb has played poorly for the last two years and the 1st two games this year. He's done and Andy Reid knew it at the end of the 2009-2010 season. That said, it's either McNabb or ponder. Better to let McNabb take the bruises while Ponder has more time to adjust to NFL speed/complexity.     



Since: Jul 25, 2011
Posted on: September 18, 2011 3:03 pm
 

Vikings have 'no intention' of benching McNabb

Its been ONE f*cking week. Damn, they just want to lynch someone huh?



Since: Jul 11, 2009
Posted on: September 18, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Vikings have 'no intention' of benching McNabb

What a pointless article! The guy had one bad game. You don't talk benching after one poorly coached game against a solid defence.


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