Thread: We need Alex Smith
01-23-2013, 10:37 AM #61
Like it or not, the Vikings are riding Ponder for at least this next season. Whether that means the Vikings have a losing season or not, they are sticking with him.
The Vikings were a 10 win team this year, and a playoff team this year because of Adrian Peterson. Had AD not had that kind of season, the Vikings were at best a 6-7 win team. Ponder had more bad games than good this year, and certainly didn't win this team games with his arm.
I am not sold on Ponder one bit, but in order to see what he really has, the Vikings ABSOLUTELY need to get some playmakers in at WR next year and beyond. You can't continue to stick a young QB who makes a lot of mistakes out on the field when the best WR option is Michael Jenkins. The Vikings probably had one of the worst WR groups in the entire NFL, yet they were still a 10 win team, and a playoff team because of their stud RB.
Sign/trade for 1-2 WR's, draft another one, and lets see what he has. I would love to see both Mike Wallace and Greg Jennings here along with Harvin. If that happens, we have some nice options. Or if you want a big WR, a slot WR, and a burner WR, keep Harvin, and sign Bowe and Jennings. All I know is that the Vikings need to get off their asses and bring in some real WR's, these Simpson's, Jenkins, and Armoshudo's shit just ain't working.
01-23-2013, 10:41 AM #62
Better yet, seeing as though Harvin is disgruntled here, trade him to the highest bidder (preferably in the AFC) and sign 2 of Bowe/Jennings/Wallace and keep Wright for the slot. Either way, they need to bring in talent. If they resign Simpson, Jenkins, or Armoshudo, they will clearly send a direct message to this guy, they don't really care much for winning.
01-23-2013, 01:05 PM #63
01-23-2013, 01:06 PM #64
01-23-2013, 01:19 PM #65
Lets get a little more consistency in your posts so I don't have to keep adding and deleting you.
Seriously though, taking Ponder completely out of the discussion for a minute, why oh why is everyone now so fired up about Smith?
If he is as great as our good friend Kevon says he is, why didn't he do well under the other coaches? If its because he needs time to get used to them, doesn't/shouldn't that apply to most young QB's?
Truth is, he has had some pretty good O-coords that couldn't get squat out of him. Why does anyone think our staff can do better than what they've done with a QB that is pretty much the same?
My vote, if I had one is to stick with a QB like Ponder. Get some better weapons around him. That will promote stability that is key to team building and quit all the "He made a bad throw or two" or "He doesn't throw it deep enough for me" crap and let the kid learn. Like it or not, we did win 10 games with him and even though AD should get alot of the credit, young Ponder was looking pretty good when Harvin was tied or leading the league in catches before he went down.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
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01-24-2013, 07:25 PM #67
01-24-2013, 08:42 PM #68
With all this talk about FA WR's, we all need to realize that we (we being our front office) can want them all we want, but THEY have to WANT to come to us. Are we that intriguing with Ponder at QB? Just a thought.
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01-24-2013, 09:10 PM #69
01-25-2013, 04:29 PM #70
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