Scoggins: Scrap numbers in Luck matchup; Ponder still unproven

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 17, 2012 - 1:42 PM

While the Colts rookie garnered trust, inconsistency bit the Vikings QB again.

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yathinksoSep. 16, 12 9:21 PM

We just lost to one of the worst teams in the NFL. We barely beat one of the worst teams in the NFL. What does that make Rick Spielman's Vikings.....you do the math. Ponder=Flounder

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ltufvessonSep. 16, 12 9:43 PM

This team is going no where with talent they have at receiver. Between Spielman and Musgrave's first half play calling Ponder doesn't have a chance. This organization doesn't care if it is good until it moves into the new stadium. Time for fans to make it ugly for this team in the dome - let Wilf know that it has an obligation to put out a credible team right now.

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minncal2002Sep. 16, 12 9:52 PM

How about a receiver other than Harvin that can get open, before you say Luck has inferior talent around him. How about a coaching staff that takes it to the offense when up at the end of a game instead of putting defensive players in the position to fail. Yes Cook misplayed the ball last week, but he shouldn't have been back there by himself anyway! If it was a missed assigment by a safety my guess it wasn't the kid from Notre Dame! When a team continuously gives up the lead in the 4th quarter it comes down to coaching and preparation

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michael6549Sep. 16, 1210:07 PM

I think Ponder will be fine. Too bad the same can't be said of this defense. There is no where near enough talent on the defensive side of the ball. They played prevent defense while the Colts were trying to get in position to kick a field goal the final minute of the game. Whats up with that? Oh well, they just might get another high draft pick. Apparently they will need it.

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onehappydogSep. 16, 1210:24 PM

Penalties penalties penalties! That is why the Vikings lost. This teams needs some discipline I don't think the coaching staff is up to the task.

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karova100Sep. 16, 1210:26 PM

I know this is a young team but it seems like the veterans are screwing up as much as the youngsters. The penalties on Allen the last couple games, Loadholt's penalties, Winfield getting burned to set up the Colts first TD, and others. These guys need to step up. The talent on this team is better than this. Something is not right.

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siouxchampSep. 16, 1210:31 PM

Ponder has basically thrown 1 TD pass in his last 4 games. He lacks any deep ball passes, won't take chances and can't sling the ball in tight spots to WR's unless they are WIDE open. He won't throw many INT's either. He manages a game-wont lose the game but is definately NOT a game changer. Sounds more like a description for a solid nfl backup than so called Franchise QB you build your team around. Sick of watching the Vikings

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mikalSep. 16, 1210:46 PM

Ponder did fine. Nothing is said here about the play calling. It was rediculous.

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ladykasSep. 16, 1211:36 PM

Eliminate a few of those huge penalties and the results would have been different. This team isn't good enough to win when 15 yard penalties keep the opponent's drives alive.

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vikingtwinsSep. 17, 1212:01 AM

The offense played fine once they stated calling plays that allowed the ball to be thrown down field. The play calling was horrible for the first 45 minutes. How hard is it to defend a team that only runs and throws five yard passes all day? Ponder should be thrown to the wolves. Let him prove himself or at least we know we need to move on come next April.

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