Breaking Down Christian Ponder Through 2 Weeks of the Vikings’ Season

September 18, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder has a long way to go to prove he can be an effective NFL quarterback, but he surely showed some signs that he may get there on Sunday. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported before the Vikings game in Chicago that Ponder is on a short leash.
After the game, in a report from Ben Goessling of ESPN, head coach Leslie Frazier indicated that he never thought of benching his quarterback.
Really? Not even after he threw another interception that resulted in a Bears touchdown?
Surely, for a second, Frazier was contemplating warming up Matt Cassel—after all, why would you sign a capable backup like Cassel if not to occasionally use him?
After a very rough six quarters to open the season, it appeared that something clicked for Ponder in the second half against the Bears. Hopefully there will be some carryover into this week's game against the Browns. 
At halftime in Chicago, the Vikings were tr...

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