Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe said Ponder is making him excited, and there's no reason to hide it.
"With a QB, poise is definitely important, and confidence," Shiancoe said. "Confidence in himself, confidence in the other players around him, especially the line. And it seems like he has a lot of confidence in both areas. Which has given us confidence in his abilities, as well, and making us play a little bit more and helping him out."