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Vikings Chargers QB Observations

I reviewed the game film from the pre-season game against the Chargers and have compiled a play-by-play summary of all of Ponder's and Webb's passing plays in that game.

T.V. reference of the day..."We have the technology".

The following is a short summary of their respective passing plays. To clarify, I am calling "passing plays" any play that a pass play was called. This includes the actual passes as well as sacks and runs scrambles. I did not review the designed running plays.

FYI...."After The Jump" = the lamest "net lingo" on the internet...just saying.

Vikings vs. Chargers - Ponder Game Passing Summary...(23 passing plays)

pass att = 16
pass comp = 9
pass percent = 56.25%
pass yards =115
yards/att = 7.18
pass int = 1
pass tds = 0
qb rating = 52.9

good pass blocking = 13 plays
so-so pass blocking = 7 plays
bad pass blocking = 3 plays

3 d-linemen rushing 5 o-linemen = 1 play
4 d-linemen rushing 5 o-linemen = 20 plays
5 d-linemen rushing 5 o-linemen = 2 plays
defensive blitzing = 1 play

first read or quick pass = 10 plays
2nd or 3rd read pass = 6 play
didn't see field pass = 6 plays

throw away pass = 1 plays
pass deflected = 1 plays

short pass = 10 plays (less than 10 yards past l.o.s.)
medium pass = 4 plays (10-20 yards past l.o.s.)
deep pass = 2 plays (more than 20 yards past l.o.s.)

accurate pass = 10 plays
so-so accurate = 1 plays
inaccurate pass = 5 plays

sacks for loss = 5 plays
scramble runs = 2 plays

shotgun formation = 9 plays
tackle eligible receiver = 2 plays
bad catch on receiver = 3 plays

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Vikings vs. Chargers - Webb Game Passing Summary...(8 passing plays)

pass att = 8
pass comp = 6
pass percent = 75%
pass yards = 59 total
yards/att = 7.38 ypa
pass int = 0
pass tds = 0
qb rating = 95.3

good pass blocking = 4 plays
so-so pass blocking = 2 plays
bad pass blocking = 2 plays

first read or quick pass = 1 plays
2nd or 3rd read pass = 7 plays
didn't see field pass = 0 plays

3 d-linemen rushing 5 o-linemen = 0 plays
4 d-linemen rushing 5 o-linemen = 3 plays
5 d-linemen rushing 5 o-linemen = 5 plays
defensive blitzing = 1 plays

throw away pass = 1 plays
pass deflected = 0 plays

short pass = 4 plays (less than 10 yards past l.o.s.)
medium pass = 4 plays (10-20 yards past l.o.s.)
deep pass = 0 plays (more than 10 yards past l.o.s.)

accurate pass = 5 plays
so-so accurate = 1 plays
inaccurate pass = 1 plays

sacks for loss = 0 plays
scramble runs = 0 plays

shotgun formation = 3 plays
tackle eligible receiver = 0 plays
bad catch on receiver = 0 plays

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It appears that...

Ponder got a lion's share of the work as final game preparation for week one.
Webb got a limited amount of snaps, but will get a bit more work next week.

Musgrave called very few designed roll-outs and focused on pocket passing.
Musgrave worked in a variety of 2 back sets throughout the game.
Musgrave used several different new looks for receiver formations.

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It appears that Ponder...

Most all of Ponder's passing plays had 4 d-linemen rushing 5 o-linemen.

Most of Ponder's pass plays were single/first read passes with more
2nd-3rd read passes than he threw last week against the Bills' defense.

Most of Ponder's passes were short (less than 10 yards past l.o.s.).
Ponder threw more medium and long passes than last weeks game.

Most of Ponder's pass plays involved all receivers running short routes.
Ponder threw 3 deep balls (one "no-play" on penalty) with good accuracy.

Most all of Ponder's pass plays, he received good pass protection,
but the protection broke down some and lead to some of the sacks.

Generally, for Ponder's drives, the offense played without much spark.
Generally, Ponder did not scan the field and locked onto first read.
Generally, Ponder operated behind good pass protection.
Generally, Ponder was accurate with a few bad throws.

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It appears that Webb...

Most of Webb's passing plays had 5 d-linemen rushing 5 o-linemen.

About half of Webb's pass plays were short pass plays, and half were medium.

Most all of Webb's pass plays involved the qb going to the 2nd or 3rd read
or not looking at the receiver (looking off the secondary) prior to the pass.

Webb appeared to have good rythmn on his pass plays and got rid of the
ball in a timely fashion, scanning field, making decision, making pass.

Generally, for Webb's drives, the offense looked crisp and played in rythmn.
Generally, Webb played behind good pass protection with some breakdown.
Generally, Webb scanned the field or went through his reads before throwing.
Generally, Webb was accurate with a few bad throws.

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AND...the conclusion I draw from all of this is that...

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