Injury to limit Ponder in practice

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 6, 2011 - 7:01 AM

Vikings backup quarterback Joe Webb will get reps with the first-team offense on Wednesday.

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sadhomerDec. 6, 11 1:47 AM

Webb looked pretty lame as a wide reciever against the Broncos and made absolutely NO impact on the vikings offense at all. He is even worse as a QB and I hope this non-starter stays on the sidelines with a clipboard where he belongs because he is a complete non-factor!!!

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fishanhunt2Dec. 6, 11 4:42 AM

Sorry to see the injury to Ponder. Against Detroit Ponder is going to need all the mobility he can muster with the O-line he has protecting him.

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BCanniffDec. 6, 11 8:24 AM

It is good thing Suh won't be playing or he would probably put Ponder out for the rest of season with the Vikings poor protection. It is awful to root for them to lose just to get a better a draft pick.

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geno48Dec. 6, 11 8:57 AM

Given the horrendous play of the offensive line, and the porous pass defense, how can Ponder be blamed for the loss to Denver. I will take the 30+ points and a few turnovers, vs. the McNabb version we had to begin with. I can't see any future for Pagac as defensive coach.

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pearlsandDec. 6, 11 9:32 AM

I still find 2 wins at this point an indictment on Frazier. I know, I know he doesn't have talent, but really? Two wins. We're bad but are we the 31st worst team in the league? There are more attributes to great coaches than patience. I'm just not seeing a lot from this coach--particularly when I look at his defenses--"pre" the barrage of injuries. Remember, he didn't light any fires last year either. Fox has found a way to win games with a qb who can't throw the ball for pete's sake. I think the difference between us and Denver is coaching. Again, don't know why Frazier's given a pass. He's a nice guy, but his record speaks for itself.

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smc123Dec. 6, 1112:37 PM

It blows my mind that anyone can knock Christian Ponder at this point. He's a ROOKIE with NO spring/summer OTAs, arguably (heck, definitely) the worst offensive line in the league, no Peterson, and Harvin and a bunch of nothing as a WR corp. Of course he's going to make rookie mistakes, who doesn't? Didn't Peyton Manning almost throw 30 ints his rookie year? Anyone who looks at Ponder and doesn't see a future pro-bowler is a fool. Kid is very smart, tough and a leader.

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fluxerflixerDec. 6, 11 2:00 PM

All I can say is if Mr Wilf is keeping Frazier then Frazier needs to make a serious move. Mr Bill Musgrave has designed the worst offense I have ever seen. He has his best players on the sidelines while we are in the red zone and need a score. That is UNACCEPTABLE. If Musgrave stays this team will be NO BETTER in 2012.If Frazier is dumb enough to keep that man as O coordinator then he has no clue either........

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tjtwinsfanDec. 6, 11 6:17 PM

Don't screw up and lose our present spot in the draft. We better draft the best wide receiver there is and also pick up a top one in free agency. We better not screw up and use the top pick on a lineman. We screwed up and let Mckinnie go they say because he was to fat. It was all about cap space . Now we need one to replace him. But don't screw up and go for one with the top pick. If we get 2 great wide receivers then the linemen we have would improve alot . Their would be no more stacking the line.

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birdman5Dec. 6, 11 6:48 PM

If Webb plays well and displays is athletic ability with the ball in open field as he has in the past then we need to look at getting him on the field as WR or use him in the same capacity that we do Harvin. When Webb came into camp before some idiot who is no longer coaching said hey how well can he throw the ball??? The media said the guy is so athletic, fast, has huge hands can catch the ball well, and has a vertical jump that is out of this world. If they were correct what a waste. What if he had never been moved to QB and he is as talented as the claimed he was. We know he can run well in the open field and has carries has pas well with gifted speed. I hope he gets an opportunity Sunday. we are not out anything by giving him reps. Ponder looks as if he is going to develop into a solid NFL QB. Considering what he has had to work with he has worked miracles. If he had the same talent that Rogers had when he first took the helm how would have he compared?? Pretty close from what we have seen.

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birdman5Dec. 6, 11 6:57 PM

MCKJubby or McKinnie replaced muscle with 50lbs of fat since his arrival at Minnesota. He ate and drank himself out of a great career. He was lazy and didn't play for the love of the game. It didn't bother him when he got beat. He should have been gone 2 years ago. His twin on the other side of the line is not much better. In fact Stoops benched him in a national championship game his senior year because he took plays off and was to slow. The Vikes took him and put him on the other side of the line but in the past few years the left DE on most teams is just as talented and fast as the right and so we could really use two good Olineman in the draft.

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