Thread: Johnny Football.
01-06-2013, 03:32 PM #11
I don't see the arm strength in ponderNone
01-09-2013, 11:50 PM #13
01-09-2013, 11:54 PM #14
Peyton doesn't have a great arm either, and it's not always needed. Look at Rivers. He doesn't have Cutler type arm strength, but for a few years his deep ball was beautiful. Easily the best in the league.
01-10-2013, 12:12 AM #15Asst. Coach
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Maybe Brees doesn't have the prototypical gunslinger arm, but it's still stronger than Ponders, plus he has the vision to find the open guy and deliver the ball on time. Hopefully Ponder will develop some better vision by next year, but I seriously hope we don't waste the entire season if he still hasn't show any improvement by mid season.
01-10-2013, 06:25 AM #16
01-10-2013, 06:33 AM #17
Last year & at the beginning of this year, others here claimed this year was make or break for Ponder. Now some of those are claiming next year will be.
Personally, I don't think he's going to get a lot better, but he showed maybe enough at the end of the year to put him in that gray area. The FO will keep him & start him no doubt, but my guess is they bring in a veteran backup of mediocre talent. There will be no real competition for the starting job. It will be Ponder's. There's no one in the talent pool of QB's in this years draft that a lot of people are talking about, so I don't expect a move there either. A latter rounder maybe, but I don't think so with MBT on the roster.
Last edited by singersp; 01-10-2013 at 06:37 AM.
"If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"
I believe they are going to sink or swim with Ponder and that they will not have any sort of alternative to push him once camp opens up. I actually would not be surprised if they kept Webb as the backup.
01-10-2013, 08:36 AM #19
I wonder what the Giants would be sitting like if they gave up on Eli after 26 or 42 starts......
Reality is, Ponder will still be making mistakes late into his career. Even the great Noodle still threw off his back foot, missed wide open recievers and threw INT's by trying to force the ball. Again, its reality.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
01-10-2013, 08:38 AM #20
We have to take Ponder's first season with a grain of salt. He had no offseason to prepare, and wasn't preparing as the starter (getting the reps) until what...week six or so? It puts a guy at somewhat of a disadvantage, and to be fair to him, not every quarterback is going to come out of the gates like Newton did. What Cam did was exceptional, and the same could be said about RGIII, and to a somewhat lesser extent, Luck. Now, Luck and RGIII are ridiculous rookies. Rookies we haven't seen since, what, 1984?