The Minnesota Vikings officially are in trouble. Ponder looked no different in today’s game than he did when he and Joe Webb would just scramble for yards almost constantly. I understand tucking the ball and running for it, but he is our quarterback to pass the ball to more talented players with open space.
Ponder is faster than most quarterbacks and can get some yards from time to time, but that’s just it, time to time. As a quarterback we expect him to pass, if we wanted to run we would just let AP do it, and boy did he.
Now I’m not necessarily blaming Ponder for it all, yes the Seahawks defense is really good and yes there were times where nobody was open, but some plays were where accurate quarterbacks can make throws confident enough that they will make get the throw where it needs to be to make the play. Ponder seems to lack that confidence after the interceptions he has thrown. Never before have I seen such a huge 180 in play then before Ponder threw his first pick until now.
I would also pin this on the play calling, but after watching today’s game I refuse to think Ponder couldn’t find an open player that many times. Ponder went 11-22 for 63 yards and a interception. I am starting to think about the draft pick and look at who we could have picked. Maybe we take a tackle the year we drafted Ponder and then trade up for Luck or Griffin? Its all water under the bridge now, but I can’t the only one who has thought about it.
I hate to say it, but I’m not looking forward to the rest of the year. Lets just hope I’m wrong.