Vikings Say QB Ponder Is Headed In The Right Direction

Well when you were as bad as the Minnesota Vikings were last year, there is no where else to go but up.

That assessment holds true for the quarterback they drafted in the first round in 2011.

Even though Christian Ponder was a rookie last season, many wondered if he had the moxie to play the position.

He backed up Donovan McNabb and once he became the No. 1 guy, Ponder struggled, completing 53.4 percent of his passes for 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

His play was so erratic at times, many wondered if Minnesota would take a quarterback with their first round pick in 2012.

His quarterback coach seems to think he can play though.

during an interview on 1500 ESPN, quarterback coach Craig Johnson stated he feels Ponder is heading in the right direction.

Johnson stated “You always look for your touchdown to interception ratio to get better because you’re trying to make sure you make better decisions and don’t try to force the ball and get the ball in there all the time,” Johnson said. “… Hopefully you’re completion percentage goes up and as you get more comfortable, those two things, along with your yards per attempt (goes up), because now you can hit guys more in stride.”

If Ponder can continue to progress and utilize the weapons around him then he should and the Vikings should eventually be fine.

Joe Webb is not the answer and if Minnesota is forced to turn to him, then the Vikings will be set back for years to come.

One Comments

  1. Reply Post By samco25

    Not a Vikings fan but I agree with this article

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