I call BULLSHIT, you do not know the severity, therefore you cannot know who would or wouldn't play with that injury.
You may play a great game from your lazyboy recliner, but I do not recall seeing VikesfaninWis on the back of any NFL jerseys in any NFL game this year
Do you really believe that Brady would be able to veto a Bill Belichick decision? I doubt it. He might argue it, but nobody tells BB who is playing and who isn't. Also, it's not exactly right to classify Ponder as a "franchise" player, either. He is far from achieving that status. Just because he was picked high does not make him a franchise QB, much as we might want him to be. He has to show he's good enough for that first, and he hasn't yet.
We're all upset over the loss and Webb's poor showing, but almost no one expected us to be in that position to begin with, so take it for what it is worth: nothing.
Yep, I do watch the games from my recliner, but at least its not in my parents basement. Thanks for the quote.
I'm not a big Ponder, fan but realize playing with broken ribs or even a broken thumb on the throwing hand as Favre did, is much easier than the injury Ponder has. You can't give a shot of Lidocaine and numb the pain without numbing the entire arm.
Even if Ponder's arm was 100%, it is hard to believe the Vikings would have won.
Questioning his toughness after the Vikings suffered this loss seems a bit intolerant.
All that being said, anyone calling Ponder out for not playing is misguided at this point. Ponder was injured, and simply could not play. Out of curiousity, would you or VikesfaninWis or anyone else complaining about Ponder have been happy if you were Redskins fans and watched RGIII play though an injury? How well did THAT turn out for them?
I'm no expert, but I think that'd put a damper on your ability to throw effectively.