Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ponder's Lambeau Experiences Not All That Frazier Suggests--Unless the Bar is Now on the Ground.

Minnesota Vikings' Coach Leslie Frazier announced today that Christian Ponder will be the Vikings' starting quarterback in Sunday's game at Lambeau Field.  In defending his decision, Frazier stated that Ponder has "had some success there" and "gives us the best chance to win."

While it might be true that Ponder gives the Vikings the best chance to win on Sunday, that estimate is meaningless for a 2-8 team and for a team without a starting quarterback.  That's embarrassing enough. More embarrassing, however, is Frazier's contention that Ponder has had success at Lambeau Field.

Ponder has played two games at Lambeau Field.  In 2011, he was 16 of 34 passing for 190 yards, zero touchdowns, and one pick.  The Vikings lost the game 45-7.  In 2012, Ponder was 12 of 25 for 119 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.  The Vikings lost the game 23-14.

Either Frazier and the Vikings are simply hoping that their weekly PR nonsense confuses enough to not cause unrest among fans or they have lowered the bar for what constitutes success so low that there is no hope.  Or both.

Up Next:  AP.

1 comment:

Childress of A Lesser God said...

Coach Frazier is tanking so that his replacement will have a higher pick in the next draft. He truly is a classy guy.