Ok before I go any further I wanna go on the record as being a believer in Ponder, I'm not gonna say hes our QBOTF , but i think hes a guy who can be Aikman like if the vikings can get a few "pieces in place" ( God did I just say that). But I also believe that Mr. Webb is equally capable of being a QB at least as much as ponder anyway at this point. I'm just really sick of hearing so many reasons why this guy cant play qb in this league so I thought its about time someone write why he can.
#1 OK so he hasnt started more than a couple games an teams dont have alot of film an havent gameplanned an bla bla bla................ The guy makes plays!!!! He is definitely a raw QB in every sense of the word but to say that Christan Ponder is going to be a better qb is a reach ( again i like ponder an definitely think he could be a great QB), an especially with the franchise going down for at least awhile he may be the best qb for the vikings for the foreseeable future. Ponder is "nifty" in the pocket an has some wheels but Joe might be the best athlete on the team! I don't know about you but defenses have looked scared shitless of this guy when hes running to the huddle don't lie to yourself. I know hes raw , not accurate an a run first guy but at times you can say the same or worse of ponder.
#2 The team believes that he can be the guy! There's definitely a certain spark this team gets when he is in the game ( see philly an Vick at the time, the best player in the NFL). Know Joe was suppose to be super raw at QB an basically a 1 dimensional player who didnt have enough experience to play in the NFL, but as a rookie you could argue he looked better than ponder an hes still new on the scene. The touch on that throw to Rudolph was as pretty as the beauty to Percy from ponder.
Well I could go on but I don't want to boxed as a Webb promoter cause I'm not, I just think that after that game against the skins for some reason this guy took it to another level enough for me to believe in him more than I have in the past. At least enough for me to sit here on Christmas to write this blog. If it were me I would definitely not announce a starter an have a good old fashioned QB controversy through training camp if for nothing else than to push young Ponder to be better. I hope my fellow viking followers will give me some feedback on my take an hope that AD gets well soon! ..................PACKERS STILL SUCK ...........SKOL VIKES!!!!