Christian Ponder’s first job is taking care of the ball. He hasn’t been doing that very well that last couple weeks. He turned it over three times against Washington, and early in the second against Arizona he did it again. This was just a terrible play by Ponder. He’s flushed from the pocket by Arizona and tries to make a play on the run to Kyle Rudolph. But the throw was – what else – over Rudolph’s head for the pick. That set up an easy Cardinal TD to tie the game at 7-7. After not turning the ball over at all for the first four games, Ponder has suddenly become a turnover machine. Can’t have that. Especially when you don’t have big play ability down the field to make up for it. Ball control. Ball security.
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