Hartman: Fan and media criticism doesn't bother Vikings' Ponder

Sep 14, 2013 Full story: Star Tribune 12

Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, warming up before last week's season-opening loss at Detroit, said of the criticism directed at him following that performance: “I don't know what's being said, and I couldn't care less.” from fans and the media alike.

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viking nation

Madera, CA

#1 Sep 14, 2013
Ponder said after watching the film from Week 1 that he saw improvement over his play from last year. I guess he is talking about his long throws to Simpson.

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#2 Sep 15, 2013
viking nation wrote:
Ponder said after watching the film from Week 1 that he saw improvement over his play from last year. I guess he is talking about his long throws to Simpson.
Throwing elbow must be evaluated carefully - arm strength was limited prior to the injury, and accuracy wanes down the field. Average decision maker - takes unnecessary risks trying to make plays and lacks the velocity to squeeze the ball into coverage. Makes some bad reads and head-scratching decisions. Puts a lot of arc on the ball and often underthrows deep receivers - cannot cut it loose through the wind. Struggles gauging his own arm and touch. Regressed following the promotion of Jimbo Fisher to head coach (and is best with a technical position coach). Could not finish the season the last two years because of durability issues.

Ponder's pre draft scouting report.
http://www.profootballweekly.com/2011/04/29/v...

viking nation Ponder hasn't changed his negatives are still his negatives. What I keep trying to tell you.
viking nation

Madera, CA

#3 Sep 15, 2013
Scout.com Ponder has the gun to make all of the throws on the next level, and the accuracy you want to see from the position, not to mention also possessing quick feet in and out of the pocket. He's definitely one of the top signal callers in the Lone Star State and one to pay attention to.
viking nation

Madera, CA

#4 Sep 15, 2013
2010: Three-year starter and one of the most successful quarterbacks in school history on and off the field
viking nation

Madera, CA

#5 Sep 15, 2013
As many bad things said of Ponder before the draft, there is good things to be said about him also.
viking nation

Madera, CA

#6 Sep 15, 2013
viking nation

Madera, CA

#7 Sep 15, 2013
Frazier had said if the right guy is out there it would be someone the team can build on. I guess he thought Ponder was someone the team could build on & so did Rick Spielman. As you see on this video they said Ponder has good accuracy. & good accuracy throwing on the run. At the combine Ponder's 40 yard dash time, he was as fast as Cam Newton. At the combine Ponder outperformed the other quarterbacks. When you put that & all the other good that was said about him I can see why the Vikes made the pick. These three years of bad play out of Ponder is on Frazier & Spielman's head for not coming up with a game plan in three years that would fit Ponder, instead they put Ponder into their game plan & expect him to do good. If your QB isn't working out in your game plan Then change it to one he will work out in.
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#8 Sep 16, 2013
lmfao....

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#9 Sep 16, 2013
viking nation wrote:
Frazier had said if the right guy is out there it would be someone the team can build on. I guess he thought Ponder was someone the team could build on & so did Rick Spielman. As you see on this video they said Ponder has good accuracy. & good accuracy throwing on the run. At the combine Ponder's 40 yard dash time, he was as fast as Cam Newton. At the combine Ponder outperformed the other quarterbacks. When you put that & all the other good that was said about him I can see why the Vikes made the pick. These three years of bad play out of Ponder is on Frazier & Spielman's head for not coming up with a game plan in three years that would fit Ponder, instead they put Ponder into their game plan & expect him to do good. If your QB isn't working out in your game plan Then change it to one he will work out in.
Looks like we took the wrong QB from Florida State. EJ Manuel has already done things in 2 game Ponder hasn't done his entire career. You have to agree Manuel's career looks brighter than Ponder.
viking nation

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#10 Sep 16, 2013
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<quoted text>Looks like we took the wrong QB from Florida State. EJ Manuel has already done things in 2 game Ponder hasn't done his entire career. You have to agree Manuel's career looks brighter than Ponder.
True EJ can play
Purple Heart

Katy, TX

#12 Sep 16, 2013
First you blow Ponder in several post, then you agree that EJ plays better. Typical.
viking nation

Madera, CA

#13 Sep 16, 2013
Purple Heart wrote:
First you blow Ponder in several post, then you agree that EJ plays better. Typical.
I have been for Ponder But I do agree that Ponder has looked bad with very little improvement. As much as I might hate hearing that It is true. I also have said the season is young & Ponder game could turn around. Nothing worng with any of that. I do Think EJ is showing everyone he is a good QB & he is worth the first round pick & yes so far He has played better then Ponder this year. again nothing wrong with that. If things don't start to turn around for the Vikes everyone will start to think last season was a fluke & this team is still the same 3-13 team from the year before. From what I seen of all of the predictions from all of you here You also think the Vikes will be lucky to win 3 games. You must all think the same thing about Ponder.

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