Once again, Vikings face major quarterback question

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 19, 2013 - 10:11 AM

Christian Ponder’s sleepwalking in Seattle threw the job up for grabs.

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eminor01Nov. 18, 13 9:29 PM

Hey Everybody! I've got a great idea for an opening sequence on the first few drives next game that I think will really confuse the opposing defense. 1st down: hand it to AP right up the middle. 2nd down: hand it to AP right up the middle. 3rd down: a short pass, maybe a bubble screen to a wide receiver. 2nd drive. 1st down: hand it to AP up the middle. 2nd down: hand it to AP up the middle. 3rd down: a short pass, maybe a 3 yard down and out. I think this will have a great chance of crossing up the defense. I'm not sure if Musgrave reads the Strib, so if anyone out there has contact with him and can pass this idea along, I think we'll have a really great chance on Sunday!

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jeffreyacNov. 18, 13 9:29 PM

very dull one dimensional offense,poor play calling,easy to read by other teams,players look like they are never prepared and want to win like the teams they play,AP said it right,they lined up 8 on the line all game like they knew what was coming at them,can't wait for the playoffs to watch some real football...

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kenw1952wNov. 18, 13 9:45 PM

Ponder has been telling us for 3 years now that his mistakes are "easily correctable".........and worse yet, Frazier and Speilman have believed him!

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nessmessNov. 18, 13 9:47 PM

One thing you can count on each year with the vikings.... They will ALWAYS find a way to disappoint us

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MorgNov. 18, 13 9:48 PM

Ponder described his miscues as “easily correctable,”...Christian, if they are easily correctable why do you keep making them???!!!???

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MorgNov. 18, 13 9:50 PM

eminor01: What are you talking about?? That has been the game plan all year!

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cbehlingNov. 18, 13 9:53 PM

Ponder would make a great wishbone QB. Too much wish and not enough (back)bone.

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kenjoh77Nov. 18, 13 9:54 PM

What is left to say? Ponder is a joke, the O line is horrible and the defense can't stop, well, anyone. The coaches are absolutely lost. I say forget the passing game and hand it to AP on every play. Seriously. The only thing we're playing for is the best draft pick. At the end of the year, dump Frazier & Co, say good-bye to Jared Allen and hire a coach that shows some friggin' emotion!

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zoilovNov. 18, 1310:11 PM

Yes, the Vikings have a QB problem, but if we examine the whole roster, the quality isn't there. Fact is, if we look at a few top teams, such as: Seattle, New Orleans, Carolina, San Fran, and New England there is not one Vikings player that would start on any of these teams...NONE! ...and to all AP lovers, this includes Adrian.

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geckojayNov. 18, 1310:21 PM

Zigy needs to clean house, get rid of Frazier and staff, Spielman, all of the QB's and nearly every other player. This is an embarrassment and the worst Vikings team of my life.

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