Sunday, December 09, 2012

Frazier Lauds Ponder for "Efficiency," Calls Performance Part of the Maturation Process

After Greg Coleman offered that today's game was "not one of Christian Ponder's better games," he turned the microphone over to Vikings' head coach Leslie Frazier.  Frazier dismissed Coleman's adjectival phrase, stating that Ponder "was efficient" and that the performance was a good sign of Ponder's maturation.

Notwithstanding the fact that Ponder's performance--91 passing yards, a pick, and a 13 QB rating--was near expectations, Frazier is living in fantasy land.  Through the early games this week, Ponder ranked dead last in yardage.  His 91 passing yards in perfect conditions was twenty yards less than Mark Sanchez and only 57 yards more than Jason Campbell had in one series as a sub for the injured Jay Cutler.

The Vikings beat Chicago today, but they did so decidedly in spite of Ponder's performance.  Ponder's only contribution to this game was not turing the ball over.  The organ grinder can accomplish that much.

Up Next:  Vikings Still in Playoff Picture; Still Intent on Force-Feeding Ponder.

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