Ponder optimistic he will start Sunday

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 15, 2013 - 12:30 AM


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drozmeNov. 15, 13 4:03 AM

Well I hope Frasier keeps up with his outstanding thought process and plays Ponder the incompetent. Because that will hopefully knock the rest of the stupid out of Ponder and get him out of the lineup permanently. The fans have put up with enough haphazard play at QB....and Ponder's self evaluation ie I may be selfish is not to tolerated or trusted. And the Vikings team doesn't need any more ego first play because some players are leaving all on the field every week like AP and Allen to name two players.. ... and the play at QB is killing the Vikes and the team success. Frasier hasn't seemed to get it that he has to lead and Ponder is wrapped up in his little failed starting QB world....The Seahawks will park his butt in the hospital where it belongs if he insists on being first string. He needs to go with Frasier/Spielman sic and it can't be soon enough IMO. Go Vikes but Seahawks are for real...........hope AP goes wild and makes a statement tho.

zoilovNov. 15, 13 8:19 AM

If Ponder really is a bright guy, then he should milk the shoulder injury another week. Seattle is superior at every position, and this will be the blowout loss of the year in the NFL. There is not one player on the Vikings 22 man starting roster that would start on the Seahawks...not even Adrian Peterson, as Lynch is a bigger, tougher, and a more complete running back.

simmys11Nov. 15, 13 8:19 AM

Frazier will not play Ponder because he knows Seattle's defense will expose him. Another difference between Peterson and Lynch is that Lynch consistently runs through massive holes whereas Peterson always has to break tackles at the line of scrimmage...A real passing threat from a legitimate NFL QB works wonders for the running game.

siouxchampNov. 15, 13 8:26 AM

On Sunday Ponder will demonstrate the words Roller Coaster and Inconsistent. "IF" he plays. I still believe Ponder won't play. Watch Harvin laugh at Ponder all day on Sunday.

fishanhunt2Nov. 15, 1310:44 AM

Ponder's performance at 100% so far this year has not been exactly stellular. At 80-90% are we to expect a better performance against one of the best teams in the NFL? Come back when you are 100% and play, don't risk that shoulder injury going from acute to chronic.. Seriously.

dulman49Nov. 15, 1310:51 AM

This gives Seattle two bye weeks in a row. Why did they even bother to pick up Freeman?

partskcojNov. 15, 1310:52 AM

Fire Spielman! He's the brainiac who drafted Ponder and refuses to admit he drafted a first round bust. Why spend a billion dollars to build a new stadium for Eight games and an owner who wants to play in the UK? it's a scam.....

siouxchampNov. 15, 1311:11 AM

NEWS FLASH. GM's don't publically announce they drafting a bust, or admit a mistake in the draft. ZERO GM's, ZERO Teams do this. Get over it. The GM actions will speak for themselves when Rick releases Ponder in the offseason. I highly believe Rick was also looking at QB’s this past draft but didn’t like anyone enough, nor did I.

tkarlenNov. 15, 1311:56 AM

Fans optimistic we'll lose on Sunday.

caferevNov. 15, 13 1:00 PM

Why, again, did we sign Freeman??? Oh, yeah, that's right: the objective NOW is a 2-14 finish and a top-two #1 pick. Best start Ponder from here on out. :)


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