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Vikings hoping Ponder can start Week 1

Posted on: May 2, 2011 11:09 am
Edited on: May 2, 2011 11:57 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The Minnesota Vikings shocked the world when they grabbed Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder

"Ideally, I'd like for him to be ready to go when we play San Diego (on Sept. 11)," Frazier said, per Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

But the building up of high expectations doesn't end there! Oh no: Frazier made some pretty hefty comparisons when it comes to young quarterbacks who stepped in and won right away.

"That would be the ideal situation -- we've got our Matt Ryan, we've got our (Joe) Flacco, we've got our (Mark) Sanchez right here. But because of the uncertainty of the offseason, it's just hard to determine exactly how you want to approach it. So, we need a little more clarity on what this offseason's going to be like."

This is pretty fascinating, because it was kind of always expected that the Vikings would just end up with Donovan McNabb. That's just because, um, well, I don't know -- they both had interest in one another and it seemed like a fit.
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Ponder getting drafted could still mean McNabb comes along, especially if the lockout lasts for a while and the coaching staff is unable to work with Ponder extensively before the seasons starts.

However, if they do get a chance to work with Ponder, and he gets enough reps before the season starts, it seems that Minnesota could be going all-in on their rookie, while also concerning themselves with getting the most out of a roster that doesn't have much time left on a window to make a run at the Super Bowl.

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Comments

Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: May 2, 2011 3:13 pm
 

Vikings hoping Ponder can start Week 1

most annoying post ever.



Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: May 2, 2011 3:10 pm
 

Vikings hoping Ponder can start Week 1

THEY BETTER HOPE HE CAN...... AFTER THE FARVE MESS THEY WILL PROBALY FINISH LAST THE NEXT 10 SEASONS. NO QB... JARED ALLEN IS GOING TO GET SLAPPED AROUND AND THEIR RUNNING BACK IS A WHINNY HAS BEEN ALSO ITS OVER. THE PACKERS ARE GOING TO MAKE THE THROPHY CASE BIGGER. HOW MANY SUPER BOWL WINS DO THE VIKES HAVE?????



Since: Aug 24, 2009
Posted on: May 2, 2011 2:39 pm
 

Vikings hoping Ponder can start Week 1

McNabb is a has-been ... and maybe a never was. I stop being a Vikes fan if they go after him.


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