Thread: Ponderís Role Solidified?
01-11-2013, 10:43 AM #41
A lot of fans on these boards had something against Jackson other than his play on the football field... that much is for sure - interpret that as you will. Ponder has been just as mediocre as Jackson ever was, but he doesn't get nearly as much venom thrown his way. That's just a fact.Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.
01-11-2013, 10:45 AM #42
01-11-2013, 10:59 AM #43
Can'r say I disagree with that.
A lot of fans on these boards had something against Jackson other than his play on the football field... that much is for sure - interpret that as you will. Ponder has been just as mediocre as Jackson ever was, but he doesn't get nearly as much venom thrown his way. That's just a fact.
01-11-2013, 12:46 PM #46
01-11-2013, 01:34 PM #47
01-11-2013, 01:47 PM #48
Still, there was a definite improvement and progression from Ponder's first year to his second. I hope to see this as a continuing trend, as it bodes well for our frachise.
To be honest, I was hoping that we'd have found a way to score Jake Locker. Woops.
01-11-2013, 03:28 PM #49
01-11-2013, 04:59 PM #50
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Stats without context are meaningless, something I have said many, many times over the years.
Regarding the animosity toward Ponder or Jackson, I actually think that Ponder and Jackson have about the same amount of haters and venom. Hell, there were a lot of people here who were destroying Ponder and calling him ever effeminate name they could think of because he didn't play in the playoff game. Had he played and sucked those same people would be complaining. It ebbs and flows with every player of course, and right now Ponder played well in his last four game, so it tends to take a lot of the steam out of the arguments against him. I don't ever remember Jackson putting together a string of 4 consecutive decent games.
What I find most interesting is that the majority of people who complain about that issue were the ones who were pro-TJack before and didn't have much support, and somehow the fact that people aren't rallying around them when they complain about Ponder is some kind of personal insult. Or maybe they just feel like they have less support because the opposition to a person's view is always more noticeable. I say get over it. Ponder is not TJack, and comparisons to him serve no purpose. JMHO.
Oh yeah, andZeus 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?