Joe Webb: Minutes of fame

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 29, 2011 - 10:55 AM

Joe Webb is the consummate understudy QB: He makes things happen but makes no waves.

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vikingsDec. 28, 11 8:59 PM

I don't care where the Vikings drafted Christian Ponder, the best quarterback on the team is Joe Webb. He is a playmaker and should get better and better. The Vikings need to build around Webb, not Ponder.

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wimpywilfDec. 28, 11 9:30 PM

You cannot build a team around a QB who cannot pass the ball with any accuracy whatsover. Look no further than the Bronco's and their situation with Tebow, who, like Webb, is a horrible passer. Once Tebow had to play teams that were of playoff caliber he was exposed and began losing like everyone knew he would. Webb has done NOTHING as a starting QB other than win ONE game against a mediocre Eagles team who went one and out in the playoffs last season. The NFL is a passing league and Webb cannot pass with any accuracy or consistency or read a defense to save his life!!!

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jdoten55Dec. 28, 11 9:46 PM

Wow i guess someone really hates posting on here. Really cant throw to save his life? I thought he threw 2 touchdown passes last week. I am not saying he is the future but i think the last poster is being a little too tough on joe webb. I wonder why? Hmmm....?

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jdoten55Dec. 28, 11 9:48 PM

Sorry i meant to say wow i guess someone really hates webb who posts on here

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geckojayDec. 28, 1110:03 PM

wimpywilf outta be embarrassed about that post, Webb has been great, just look at his passer rating. Had the Vikings not reached like crazy for Ponder Webb would be your starter because he's better.

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wimpywilfDec. 28, 1110:11 PM

@geckojay - The only thing I'm embarrased about is the purple's EMPTY trophy case and fellow purple homers like yourself who have become accustomed to LOSING. Homers like yourself who think that Joe Webb is the answer to this club ever being able to compete for a Super Bowl is about as pathetic as it gets!!!

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gandolf1111Dec. 28, 1110:23 PM

Perfect passer rating: 158.3. Four scoring drives in a row. And he's benched. Perfect isn't good enough. Makes sense to me. I have complete confidence in braintrust now. I like Frazier, but he's in way over his head. We need a GM and a real NFL level head coach.

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jimjoan2Dec. 28, 1110:42 PM

Anybody who says Webb can't pass obviously just sees what they want to see, because they hear Joe Webb is a wildcat guy out of UAB where Ponder is supposed to develop into a franchise guy out of an ACC school. Looking at the actual results, you can't ignore what Webb has done with his arm. He beat a very tough Eagles team on the road last year doing more with his arm than with his feet. He comes in vs the Lions and nearly leads a comeback using his legs but also making some key throws to pick up first downs and continue drives which Ponder has rarely done. Two weeks later he comes in and puts up a perfect qb rating against the Redskins and having his only incompletion hit a receiver in the hands. Webb has as good of a completion percentage as Ponder in the season as well as the preseason. He has a better qb rating and has shown the ability to make good decisions and make throws that pick up key first downs and keep drives alive while Ponder has made horrible decisions and has been turnover prone as he was in college but MN people seem to ignore just because he was the 12th overall pick. I understand Ponder is young and could develop with more snaps, but why haven't they both been getting reps and being given the chance to develop. If Ponder is supposed to get that much better by getting some games under his belt, imagine what Joe Webb who has already been dynamic and poised could do with experience. The idea that we are starting Ponder in the final game is an absolute joke if you look at what Webb has done. I've never seen anybody respond so well to such a ridiculous lack of opportunity despite his continuing to come in and prove himself every time he gets a chance. This just shows that Joe Webb might also be the classiest guy in the league.

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sadhomerDec. 28, 1111:00 PM

It is obvious some purple homers are so desperate and or embarrassed about the viking's current situation they are arguing over which bum should be the starting QB. Whoever takes the helm for the purple will certainly lose like they have been doing given the lack of talent on both sides of the ball. The vikings are a solid 5 years away from competing for even a third place finish in the NFC North and as long as Spielman and Frazier are calling the shots with no real general manager in sight things will get even worse for the vikings and that cannot be disputed!!!

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jimjoan2Dec. 28, 1111:10 PM

sadhomer, This team was in the NFC championship two years ago. The NFL has quick turnover. Also, this team could've easily been 4-0 if we had any offense at all in the second half of games early in the season. And with Webb in we nearly came back from a 20 point deficit in a quarter and a half and came from behind to beat Washington. We also beat a top NFC team in the Eagles last year. This team still has talent and can win some games next season. You can't say that the Vikings will certainly lose with either qb, when one of those qbs has in only 4 games the past two years led a victory over a playoff team on the road, a near 20 point comeback in only 3 possessions, and a dominating second half performance to put away a victory. Pretty good resume for only having played 14 quarters in two years.

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