For a minute or two on Saturday a few of us, under the influence of alcohol, may have spouted off about Christian Ponder being a wimp. But of course that was totally unfair and wrong. Anything I may have said to that effect on Twitter or anywhere else is retracted with apology. Ponder was legitimately afflicted with a legitimate case of bursitis. And that crap is serious. Now we have the photographic evidence of just how serious it was.
This pic comes via Shari Gross of the Star-Tribune. Clearly that arm is not right. It would’ve been silly for Ponder to try and play with that arm. It’s too bad the Vikings didn’t have a real back-up to send in when Ponder couldn’t go. That’s on Rick Spielman. Sorry, it just is. People can argue that till they’re blue in the face. Spielman makes the calls on personnel. He had a choice to carry a better #2 QB than Joe Webb. He chose not to.
But it’s all water under the bridge now. We look forward to 2013. When Christian Ponder’s arm will not look like he just pulled it out of a bear trap. And Joe Webb will be flipping burgers.