Webb had practice time to prepare for playing Green Bay

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 6, 2013 - 12:30 AM
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bolock54Jan. 6, 13 8:50 AM

Plain and simple.....YOU CANNOT HAVE A BACKUP QUARTERBACK WHO HAS NOT THROWN ONE PASS IN A GAME ALL YEAR.....What is that all about??? How about putting him in when the game is out of hand or either won or lost?????? I cannot fathom not putting in a backup quarterback.........It is just unheard of, and plain stupid, as it turned out.....I might as well went out there...

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kenw1952wJan. 6, 13 9:53 AM

There will still be the morons who think Webb is a bona fide NFL QB but the rest of us know better. Simple fact is, Webb is an athlete without a position and come next year....without a job.

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dlb1946Jan. 6, 1311:00 AM

The only positive from last nights game is proof that Joe Webb is not an NFL QB and hopefully, Spielman will trade Webb in the off-season to a team that will use him in another position since the Vikings are not. Maybe Musgrave was trying to show Frazier the same with his game plan. I thought Bethel-Thompson could have done a better job with Musgrave's game plan than what we saw with Webb. Rich Gannon was being kind when he said Webb needs a little more work in his mechanics before he can compete in the NFL.

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kfanvikeJan. 6, 1311:46 AM

Webb is not a quarterback - not his fault (he's a receiver - line him up at receiver. The team has 1 receiver. DUHHH). Frazier's fault for putting him out there. Frazier is NOT a head coach. He's good at embarrassing the organization on national TV by making stupid decisions. This team has not had a quarterback since Wade Wilson. Or a head coach in 20+ years. This is what you get when you have rich, sports-stupid garbage for ownership.

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mauianJan. 6, 13 1:03 PM

Dan, seriously, your a Vikings beat writer and you actually wrote "Webb took most of the reps with the first-team offense during the team's Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday practices" and say Webb was prepared? Webb didn't even have a FULL week of practice due to the short week (Sunday game followed by a Saturday game) Using that logic, if "most of the 1st team snaps" for three practice days is enough to "prepare" a quarterback to play in a PLAYOFF game, Vikings should cancel training camp next year. Ponder should be good to go after two or three days of practice for a meaningless pre-season game, right? 3 days of practice is not remotely close to enough and you know it. I cannot believe you actually wrote that.

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littlebigboyJan. 6, 13 1:18 PM

How do you expect Peterson to gain yds. After 3 weeks the Pack figured out how to keep him inside, and the line hasnn't opened holes all yr. If AP can't bounce outside he has no hole.

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HarryWildJan. 6, 1311:57 PM

Viking's offensive plays should of been on running the ball and doing Wildcat plays. Both Webb and AP run the ball well. Old fashion football - run on all three downs. Almost no passing plays. That what football was in the early 1900s. Run, run and run some more. 3 yards, 3 yards, 5 yards. Do it again! Should been the Viking game plan.

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klide2Jan. 7, 13 5:26 AM

It is obvious that Joe Webb is neither a quarterback of NFL calibre or a capable receiver. I do not need to go into detail there. However he does display running back skills. WHy is he not a running back/special teams/wildcat player? He needs to be used properly to be effective. Playing quarterback is not effective usage.

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