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So, we all just witnessed a win by the Minnesota Vikings. Yes it is preseason, but it had a regular season feel to it, especially in the first half. Heck, Ted tempted me to Chug Chug Chug on every jump pass. But I'm a good kid, i couldn't do that . Hehe. Since my site has been down for unknown reasons, I'll just let you enjoy Dailynorseman's Recap and Report Card until I have one written up after this upcoming game.
I've paid particular attention to Christian Ponder and Joe Webb. Webb seems more up to speed with the game, and doesn't mind chunking it deep. However, his accuracy just hasn't been on point lately. Christian Ponder, on the other hand, shows accuracy, but doesn't shows his true arm strength. I can't even recall him throwing more than 15-20 yards yet. Maybe I'm wrong, but even then he hasn't done it often. Maybe the coaches are bringing him on slowly, so he can learn how to go through his progresses, and when he has that down, let him rip the ball all over the field.
One thing about Joe Webb is that when he's on the field, it just seems that he's the most athletic guy out there. Many people have pleaded for Joe Webb's talents to be switched to the wideout position. I don't think that's the bests of ideas at this particular point and time with the team. Why? First, our wideout group showed flashes in the Seattle game. No one will probably "wow" you, well other than Percy Harvin, but the Vikings seems to have many choices to throw to and depend on to catch the ball. Please don't kill me, I didn't say pacific names, cough cough, Bernard Berrian. Haha. Okay, another reason is that our wideout position is loaded, and that would leave us with only 2 reliable QBs if Webb were to switch. In this league, 1 QB can give you half a season, another QB can give you 2-4 games, and than you're down to meat and bone at the position.
Joe Webb, as the coaches' has voiced over and over, is a quarterback. Yes he's very talented. Yes he should be on the field. But NOT as a wideout, unless it's some form of Wide Receiver draw that gives him the ball and let's him throw it out. Similar to the play when Sidney Rice did a fake reverse and launched to to Shiancoe. Joe Webb can also, of course, line up as a WildCat Quarterback. No we shouldn't go buck crazy like the Dolphins with it, but it could bring another element to our game to keep the defense honest. Brad Smith's name comes up a lot when Webb is playing. Hmm, maybe he could fit well in that role. He can throw, can run, can make things happen in the open field, and of course want people to think of him as a "Quarterback". Webb was a 6th round pick and probably wouldn't mind just playing any position on the field, but he himself have voiced that he's working to become a Good pocket quarterback. Hats off to this guy.
Webb and Ponder should benefit from McNabb's presence. I really do hope he teaches both of these guys well and I hope even more they are as good as we think they can be. Well, the coaches at least.
This is an open argument and sticky situation. Who will give the Vikings a brighter future? Webb the quarterback or Webb the Wideout? I figure the people who have the "win now" mindset wants him to be a wideout, and the people who see's this team regrouping and/or rebuilding thinks it's best to keep him as a quarterback. Then we could have a Vick/Kolb situation. In the end, it seemed to work out of the both of them, and that's all we'll want from Ponder and Webb right? Discuss.