I see Christian Ponder’s mouth moving but all I hear is Rick Spielman’s voice. Spielman has obviously done a good job schooling Ponder on how to spout the company line. It makes sense. Ponder is the quarterback and as such, one of the faces of the franchise. And he’s a pretty personable, well-spoken guy so he’s going to get a lot of interview requests. The last thing you want is one of your most high-profile players going around doing all these interviews and contradicting his GM on an important matter like Harvin. Gotta have all your ducks in a row.
Spielman doesn’t have to worry. Ponder is happy to toe the line on things like Percy Harvin. When asked about Harvin by KFAN Ponder said:
Obviously we want Percy back. He’s a tremendous player and he’s a Viking. And those are tough shoes to fill and we don’t want to fill them. He’s a heck of a player and a heck of a part of this offense and this team in general. Of course we want him back.
Spielman couldn’t have said it better himself. But of course the words have more authority because they come from a player. Players never swallow their pride, put personal feelings aside and regurgitate the company line. They only speak from the heart. And in his heart, Ponder wants Percy back.
Yeah. And Chris Kluwe wants to spoon with Rush Limbaugh.