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Ponder to start VS. Bears



It appears that Joe Webb will not see the field again this season (barring another injury to Ponder) This comes as a surprise to me, as I'm sure it does to many of you. However Frazier has come out to say that Ponder is still the first string QB and will start when he has cleared the NFL mandated tests for the concussion he suffered (which is his second so far)

"I think you always want to do whatever is best for your team and whatever gives your team the best chance to win,” Frazier said. “Right now, Christian being our starting quarterback, that’s our belief."

Frazier is set, for now at least, with having Ponder as our starting QB. However Ponder is not so quick to that assertion. He has complimented Webb on some fine play, and he knows that his job is on the line if he can't turn things around. This is what he had to say about it:

“There’s always pressure to perform. This is the NFL and you always have to perform otherwise your job is going to be taken away,” he said. “But I think it’s a positive thing. Whenever there’s competition I think you’re always going to get better. Obviously Joe is a heck of a player and has done a great job. That’s going to motivate me more to make my job secure and try to play better.”

There was no story with Webb's perspective in it that I could find, but I would say he is probably at least a little bit disappointed especially with the way he has played in relief duty. Personally I would have liked to see Webb start, however maybe Ponder would be served well with one last game to "redeem" himself. Either way I would expect there to be some major decisions this off-season and starting QB will be one of them...Thankfully it is between two guys with a lot of potential instead of two guys that are either career back-ups or hopelessly lost (T-jack, Rosenfels, pretty much all of our past QB's since Culpepper)

On a more humorous note, Ponder actually did better on his test after the concussion than he did before...seemingly getting some sense knocked into him

Here is a link to the story

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