In an appearance on KFAN Monday morning, Vikings OC Norv Turner was asked to give his assessment of the team’s three-man quarterback corps (all of whom are currently engaged in open competition for the starting job, as we well know).
In true tight-lipped Norv Turner fashion, the guru offered up a completely generic and useless summary of the situation as it stands in early July.
Turner on QBs: "Matt Cassel has had an outstanding Spring, Teddy has been impressive, Christian has made progress, we have a great group."
— KFAN1003 (@KFAN1003) July 7, 2014
What exactly Christian Ponder is making progress toward is anyone’s guess. And how anyone could make any real progress toward anything substantial in the tiny number of reps Ponder got in OTAs and minicamp is also a question someone else will have to answer.
File Norv’s remarks under the heading: “Not Rocking the Boat in July.” The Vikings are sticking to the script when it comes to their QBs. They won’t name a starter even though internally they have already decided that Cassel is the starter.
They won’t say anything that might be perceived as negative about Ponder because they still harbor vague hopes of trading Ponder for a draft pick at some point.
They will keep serving up positive news about Teddy Bridgewater because the fans really like hearing positive news about Teddy Bridgewater.
Norv has been a head coach and knows how this all works. He doesn’t even need the PR memos.