07-15-2012, 10:52 AM #1
Ponder talks about Vikings busy offseason
Ponder talks about Vikings busy offseason in Fargo
Quarterback Christian Ponder talks about Vikings busy offseason in Fargo | The Dickinson Press | Dickinson, North Dakota
"If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"
07-15-2012, 12:03 PM #2Coordinator
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Even the best quarterbacks, with good offensive lines get a fair amount of pressure.
Kalil will help some, but Ponder needs someone to throw to.
He moves around well in the pocket, lets just hope some of these new guys can get open and Musgrave can see clearly on gameday.
07-17-2012, 11:19 AM #3
07-17-2012, 12:58 PM #4Coordinator
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The 'steal of the draft' Childs, hasn't even been able to get on the practice field much so it's hard to evaluate his potential based on anything other than his pre-injury college career.
Though I am hopeful, I see a lot of unproven players in key positions who need to perform better than they ever have before in order for the team to see success.
One could say the same about Musgrave.
So like you, I think the weapons around Ponder will be better and the offense will show improvement. But I will remain skeptical until I see some games.
07-17-2012, 01:15 PM #5
I sure like the "Speed" we've added that is sprinkled throughout the whole team.
Going to be hard to maintain consistency this year for sure, but they should be fun to watch.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
07-17-2012, 01:18 PM #6
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07-17-2012, 01:30 PM #8
I think we are a more "athletic" team than we were last year, which usually bodes well in today's game. The success and long term prospect of this team will largely be based on Ponder's development. If he doesn't make significant progress, then I think we will be left with a lot of question marks and probably a fair amount of coaching turnover.
07-18-2012, 10:51 AM #9
As to Ponders progress, I think it will be significant this year, but if it isn't, one has to remember that the development of a QB doesn't happen over night. Sometimes it takes years and years.
That, my friend, is something Vikings fans don't seem to be tolerant of. On most of the pages, call in radio shows etc, you hear talk about throwing the kid out already based on one year, and a partial one at that.
Imagine were Giant fans would be today if they threw Eli out when they wanted to.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
07-18-2012, 11:11 AM #10
I do think that Ponder has a decent shot at being that guy from what I saw last year. But this year, he needs to progress significantly in order to warrant the continued investment. I'm not expecting him to be a world beater, as he is surrounded by a very young roster, but their needs to be improvement. Not just in his stats, but at his ability to play QB and lead this offense.
If over 50% of the posters on this board think Ponder should be our starter going into next year, he probably did a decent job.
Last edited by tastywaves; 07-18-2012 at 11:20 AM.