Vikings Notebook: Ponder struggles once again

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Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder has had two straight below average games, but his coaches and teammates are standing by the rookie. Full Story
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Since: Dec 06

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#1 Dec 19, 2011
Ponder is playing the worst QB in the NFL and Gerhart says "he hasn't noticed a change in him the last couple of weeks".

Gerhart has the same problem alot of TopiX vikings fans have seeing what he wants to see but he is a teammate so I understand.

Ponder should be getting better but he's regressing. He has to play well the next two games or he needs to be fired.

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#2 Dec 19, 2011
Took 7 years before Alex Smith became a good QB. Are vikings fans that patience?
Magnum Man

Oak Forest, IL

#3 Dec 19, 2011
It's 11:11 PM my time and I thought I'd just come into topix to see what stupid comment that his pixieness has made today.

It took 30 seconds to find.....

what an idiot!

Since: Dec 06

Davenport, FL

#4 Dec 19, 2011
Usual bore ass
Constantly starting threads to say the same thing.
doesn't like Ponder,that's fine.
Lacks hindsight,that's fine.
Magnum Man

Oak Forest, IL

#5 Dec 19, 2011
Childress - how close are you to Naples FL.?

Since: Dec 11

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#7 Dec 21, 2011
It's not any easy task when finding a good QB.
lefty

Urbandale, IA

#8 Dec 23, 2011
Ponder has no chance of being successfull with this team, cause its being run by a bunch dumba$$es.
McDivots Favre

Katy, TX

#9 Dec 24, 2011
Avant wrote:
He has to play well the next two games or he needs to be fired.
No more washed up vets...
Kanfan

Wichita, KS

#10 Dec 24, 2011
Comparing Ponder and Webb and then saying Ponder doesn't have it...is like comparing AD and Gerhart and saying AD doesn't have it. The thing that rings true is that Ponder and AD are both trying to play hurt. And that takes nothing away from Webb and Gerhart but no one should judge them right now.

Since: Dec 06

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#11 Dec 24, 2011
Kanfan wrote:
Comparing Ponder and Webb and then saying Ponder doesn't have it...is like comparing AD and Gerhart and saying AD doesn't have it. The thing that rings true is that Ponder and AD are both trying to play hurt. And that takes nothing away from Webb and Gerhart but no one should judge them right now.
Problem is being hurt is what Ponder does. He is officially injury prone.
Rookies

Katy, TX

#12 Dec 24, 2011
I wonder how injury prone Luck would be as a Vike at this point...
WEBBFAN

Hutchinson, MN

#13 Dec 24, 2011
Great game cause maybe Vikes will understand WEBB is the MAN!! START HIM!
Coach Fraztard

Katy, TX

#14 Dec 24, 2011
Frazier too dumb to figure that out....
Kanfan

Wichita, KS

#16 Dec 25, 2011
Given the condition of our O/L, which CAN NOT block for a pocket passer, Webb may be the way to go. I very much doubt that he can play catch up, move the sticks quickly with pass plays, but that isn't our O/L's strength. Ponder's a pocket passer, that takes time, more than the O/L will get him; Webb is a runner, grab the snap, wait 1 or 2 seconds for blocking to set up...then run. Once defensive coaches figure that out, he will be a Tebow.

Since: Dec 06

Davenport, FL

#17 Dec 25, 2011
Magnum Man wrote:
Childress - how close are you to Naples FL.?
Like 3.5 hrs.Been to Sanibal Island and that's how long it took.

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#18 Dec 25, 2011
Kanfan wrote:
Given the condition of our O/L, which CAN NOT block for a pocket passer, Webb may be the way to go. I very much doubt that he can play catch up, move the sticks quickly with pass plays, but that isn't our O/L's strength. Ponder's a pocket passer, that takes time, more than the O/L will get him; Webb is a runner, grab the snap, wait 1 or 2 seconds for blocking to set up...then run. Once defensive coaches figure that out, he will be a Tebow.
My first 4 round of 2012 draft have been scraped. I have to start over. We can't afford doing it my way now that Peterson is gone. We are stuck with Ponder so I was up all night changing the vikings 2012 draft selections and checked it twice. Ponder needs a bigtime running game to be successful. Gerhart is a lifetime backup. That's all I'm going to say.

Since: Dec 06

Davenport, FL

#19 Dec 25, 2011
Avant wrote:
<quoted text>Problem is being hurt is what Ponder does. He is officially injury prone.
And that's still better than your every day brain.Besides.I'm not seeing injury prone.Just getting the shit kicked out of himself.like every Qb we had in the past few years.Favre took the worse beating I've seen.
You know what Avant?You really suck.
Never right.see things in a very F'd up way.Get lost.

Since: Dec 06

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#20 Dec 25, 2011
Childress wrote:
<quoted text>Like 3.5 hrs.Been to Sanibal Island and that's how long it took.
Last night was the worst christmas eve of your TopiX life. Tebow's 3 minutes are up and Ponder went down. i LOVE THIS GAME TopiX!
Magnum Man

Oak Forest, IL

#21 Dec 25, 2011
Childress wrote:
<quoted text>Like 3.5 hrs.Been to Sanibal Island and that's how long it took.
Have a company meeting (party) in Naples. I was going to see how close you were. If you were close by I was going to suggest we have a beer.
Kanfan

Wichita, KS

#22 Dec 25, 2011
Avant wrote:
<quoted text>My first 4 round of 2012 draft have been scraped. I have to start over. We can't afford doing it my way now that Peterson is gone. We are stuck with Ponder so I was up all night changing the vikings 2012 draft selections and checked it twice. Ponder needs a bigtime running game to be successful. Gerhart is a lifetime backup. That's all I'm going to say.
We have another fast RB on the practice squad, Calib King. Now, with AD going on IR, Calib should be brought up, just to see what he's got.
Depending on draft position, I would take Kalil but if not available, the trade down slightly and take OT R Reiff. Miami will make the trade. CB round 2

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