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    Vikings will limit Joe Webb to QB duties

    Vikings will limit Joe Webb to QB duties

    By Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The only football player more popular than the backup quarterback on an NFL team is a backup quarterback so dynamic that fans want to see him play receiver, running back and return kicks, as well. That probably explains why Joe Webb is always trending among Minnesota Vikings fans. If that's the case, I'm afraid it's time for everyone to come back to earth.

    Vikings will limit Joe Webb to QB duties - NFC North Blog - ESPN

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    Probably a good move, but not very popular with the people who want to see what he can do. He's kind of an oddity as far as that goes. Extremely athletic, but not really a stand out in any one area. I hope he continues to develop in his footwork and mechanics. His poise is awesome for a qb with very little playing time. At least no jump passes.
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    Biggest knock on Joe was passing accuracy which showed signs of improvement last year.
    He played at least as well as Ponder in limited duty behind the same line, if not better.
    It would be intriguing to see what Webb could do with 4 or 5 consecutive starts, but frankly I hope we don't have to find out.

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    The kid is raw, has an under developed passing game, and was originally drafted as a receiver - which should tell you all you need to know about his QB prospects...

    ...but it doesn't.

    He also plays with a fire I just LOVE to see.

    He may never be a great QB, but I wouldn't bet against him. If Jackson had played with 1/2 of the intensity of Webb, he'd be our starter right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    The kid is raw, has an under developed passing game, and was originally drafted as a receiver - which should tell you all you need to know about his QB prospects...

    ...but it doesn't.

    He also plays with a fire I just LOVE to see.

    He may never be a great QB, but I wouldn't bet against him. If Jackson had played with 1/2 of the intensity of Webb, he'd be our starter right now.

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    That's why I like him as a back up. He just might be the guy who comes in to replace Ponder due to injury and never relinquish the starting position.
    And if not, he's still a legitimate back up.

    I see analysts say back up QB's should be just like the starter so the players don't miss a beat when he comes in.
    I say that's bullshit. Get someone with a different skill set that makes the defense adjust.
    That's Webb.
    I hope we wont need him. I'm happy to have him if we do.
    Unrefined as he has been, he has shown more promise than a lot of players drafteds as quarterbacks.
    Ironicly, he may be the one QB decision Childress was right about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smegmavike View Post
    That's why I like him as a back up. He just might be the guy who comes in to replace Ponder due to injury and never relinquish the starting position.
    And if not, he's still a legitimate back up.

    I see analysts say back up QB's should be just like the starter so the players don't miss a beat when he comes in.
    I say that's bullshit. Get someone with a different skill set that makes the defense adjust. That's Webb.
    I hope we wont need him. I'm happy to have him if we do.
    Unrefined as he has been, he has shown more promise than a lot of players drafteds as quarterbacks.
    Ironicly, he may be the one QB decision Childress was right about!
    er before you put something like that out there for everyone out there to see.

    you may want to get aquainted with the delete button on your computer before you put something like that out there for everyone out there to see.
    Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshallvike View Post
    er before you put something like that out there for everyone out there to see.

    you may want to get aquainted with the delete button on your computer before you put something like that out there for everyone out there to see.
    Ummmm...not sure what you flagged there. Seemed like a safe comment to me....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    The kid is raw, has an under developed passing game, and was originally drafted as a receiver - which should tell you all you need to know about his QB prospects...

    ...but it doesn't.

    He also plays with a fire I just LOVE to see.

    He may never be a great QB, but I wouldn't bet against him. If Jackson had played with 1/2 of the intensity of Webb, he'd be our starter right now.

    Caine
    I really like Webb more and more every time I see him play. I think if he is even slightly more accurate he could be a very good QB.

    Quite simple, his running ability is just nothing to scoff at. He is RIDICULOUSLY athletic and could easily be a 700+ yard rusher and 3,000+ yard passer.

    Obviously, we are hitched to Ponder and I hope he pans out and poor Joe ends up on the side. But if five or six games in it is clear that Ponder is still not elevating. Give Webb the rest of the year and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midgensa View Post
    I really like Webb more and more every time I see him play. I think if he is even slightly more accurate he could be a very good QB.

    Quite simple, his running ability is just nothing to scoff at. He is RIDICULOUSLY athletic and could easily be a 700+ yard rusher and 3,000+ yard passer.

    Obviously, we are hitched to Ponder and I hope he pans out and poor Joe ends up on the side. But if five or six games in it is clear that Ponder is still not elevating. Give Webb the rest of the year and see what happens.
    Good post.

    I hope we add a legit target in free agency to go along with Harvin for the quarterbacks to toss the ball to. Then draft Matt Kalil in the three hole to lock down our left tackle for years to come. Besides the guards we will have a young offensive line for our quarterbacks to grow with whichever that one may be.

    With a solid offensive line and another good target besides Harvin to throw to either quarterback could have a heck of a season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midgensa View Post
    I really like Webb more and more every time I see him play. I think if he is even slightly more accurate he could be a very good QB.

    Quite simple, his running ability is just nothing to scoff at. He is RIDICULOUSLY athletic and could easily be a 700+ yard rusher and 3,000+ yard passer.

    Obviously, we are hitched to Ponder and I hope he pans out and poor Joe ends up on the side. But if five or six games in it is clear that Ponder is still not elevating. Give Webb the rest of the year and see what happens.
    easily a 700 yard rusher sure, but it's not easy to be a 3000 yard passer. Hell, Vick has only managed to do it since going to Philly, and he came out as a more polished passer than Webb.


    However, I think concentrating Webb at QB is absolutely the right way to go. Yes, he was drafted as a WR, but he was never a very good WR in college, he was better at QB. I'm not sure why people think he'll be a playmaker at WR, I don't think he will be. If he would, they'd play him there, it's that simple.

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