09-21-2011, 10:58 AM #41
I am NOT here to provide good football insight or rational observations. I am an emotional 19 year old Viking fan and I expect you to adjust your expectations from my posts.
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09-21-2011, 11:02 AM #42
Would it hurt him to get reps now before he is fully ready? probably not. But I don't think it would hurt him to continue his development first, it worked for Rodgers, Rivers, Brees, Brady.
Right now the focus of the entire coaching staff and all the players should be on beating the Lions on Sunday. Evaluating players is for preseason and meaningless games after being eliminated from the playoffs.
09-21-2011, 12:52 PM #43
Maybe it was a smoke screen. Maybe it wasn't.
Something else to "Ponder" is the whole decision process that went with first trying to get Orton and even Thygpen ahead of Dnabb.
All I'm saying is it isn't out of the question for a new coach to come in and start with a new QB, mostly because of the "Honeymoon" effect that comes with the first year and it sure sounded early on that is what Leslie thought was gonna happen.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
09-21-2011, 12:54 PM #44
09-21-2011, 12:59 PM #45
Newton is being successfull cause the coaching staff have significantly lessoned what is expected out of him and defenses haven't figured it out yet.
Not sure why either. Max protect, run fast recievers down the side lines with no real effort to do anything else.
Seriously, has anyone else wondered why that good running game has completely disapeared?
As to Ponders readiness. We will never know if he is ready until he actually steps on the field. Doesn't matter if its today, or 3 years from now.
Again, back to the discussion they had on Sirius, Backup QB's get very little opportunities to get better now that the season has started. Mix in the new change in how many actual practices can be had with pads and hitting, its not hard to comprehend that Ponder (or Webb) for that matter are really only getting good at watching tape at this point in the season.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
09-21-2011, 01:22 PM #46
09-21-2011, 01:26 PM #47
Most are calling what he has been doing as successfull, atleast from my lazy boy, because he is connecting on deep balls and putting up lots of yards.
I don't, which brings me back to my point on the ineffective running game.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
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