Charley Walters: Minnesota Vikings' Christian Ponder has his throw back
Charley Walters: Minnesota Vikings' Christian Ponder has his throw back - TwinCities.com
Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, who was forced to miss the team's playoff loss to the Packers last season in Green Bay because of a deeply bruised throwing triceps, was throwing well and with plenty of velocity in team drills last week at Winter Park.
"It feels good; there are no aftereffects," Ponder said of his arm.
06-03-2013, 09:07 AM #2
From the video I have seen, Ponder is throwing a six yard touch pass like a six yard touch pass. He throws a twelve yard out like a six yard touch pass. He throws a screen like a six yard touch pass; he throws a twenty yard bomb ....
It begs the question, what velocity is plenty?
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06-03-2013, 06:14 PM #3
I think I'm the only guy who doesn't think that Ponder has a historically weak arm. He's not Pennington. Sure, he's not a Flacco or Stafford, but he has adequate arm strength to make the throws.
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06-04-2013, 11:17 AM #8
I was watching NFL networks replaying of the week 17 game against the Packers the other day. I noticed on the final drive Ponder threw an accurate pass, with a little zip, 30 yards down field to Jenkins on the sideline. I think he's capable of making all the throws, it's just a matter of being consistent.
Here is the video recap of the game, the throw I'm talking about happens at 4:35.
Watch Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings [12/30/2012] - NFL.com
edit: Just watched the entire video and noticed another great pass from Ponder.at 4:00 he hits Wright about 50 yards down field in stride. Wasn't a bullet, but it was a pretty pass.
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06-04-2013, 12:32 PM #9
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Yes, Ponder is capable of making all of the throws, even the deep ones.
I am also capable of driving a golf ball perfectly straight about 250 down the fairway. Unfortunately I only do it about once a round, so my PGA membership remains in question...Zeus wrote:
When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?
06-04-2013, 02:12 PM #10
Did he ever have it to begin with?Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.