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QB Roundup After Preseason Debut

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 14, 2011 – 8:19 am

Preseason game #1 is in the books and we’re now one step closer to the regular season. The natural tendency is to draw wide-sweeping conclusions after the first preseason game, but we must remember that Saturday night’s tilt against the Titans was just another small step in the process of preparing for the season.

With that said, let’s take a look at how the Vikings QBs fared on Saturday night…

Donovan McNabb – For your starting QB, the first preseason game is more about eliminating mental mistakes and perfecting fundamentals than it is about scoring points and accumulating statistics. To that end, McNabb was just fine on Saturday night. He was 6 of 11 for 40 yards with no TDs and no INTs. McNabb completed his first three passes and four of his first five attempts. On his first offensive series, McNabb converted two third-down passes and drove the Vikings offense from their own 7-yardline out to the 40.

McNabb came out for a second series and immediately hit WR Bernard Berrian on a quick slant. Then he lofted a touch pass to WR Greg Camarillo on 3rd and 3 to keep the drive going. Eventually the drive stalled and the Vikings had to punt from their own 46.

In the end, I came away encouraged with what I saw from McNabb and the first-team offense. Two of McNabb’s incompletions could’ve been caught, none of his passes were near-INTs and he used his athleticism to get out of the pocket to buy time. These are all good signs in the first preseason game.

Joe Webb – The team’s backup QB entering training camp, Webb has done nothing to lose his status as the #2 in camp and he didn’t lose any ground on Saturday night, either. I would characterize McNabb’s night as a positive and Webb’s as a mixed bag. Too often Webb is quick to pull the ball down, escape the pocket and start running downfield. Now, this is a good tool for a QB to possess, but you also want your QB to be willing to stay in the pocket, find the open receiver and deliver the pass in the face of pressure. We haven’t seen Webb do that yet. On top of that, he did throw an INT on his second series.

In the end, Webb finished going 3 of 5 for 36 yards 4 of 8 for 45 yards with no TDs and the INT; he also had 5 carries for 33 yards. There is no questioning Webb’s athletic ability, arm strength and overall look at the QB position. But he does need to become more polished. At this point in his career and at this point in the season, though, that’s about what you expect. He has the potential to play QB at this level.

Christian Ponder – The longer Ponder stayed in the game, the better I thought he looked. As has been the case with Ponder since he was selected 12th overall by the Vikings last April, nothing seemed too big for him on Saturday night and he never showed signs of being overwhelmed. No, he didn’t lead the Vikings offense to points. But also keep in mind that the Vikings went for it on two separate 4th downs when they were deep in Titans territory.

Ponder entered the game midway through the 3rd quarter and hit fellow rookie Kyle Rudolph for a 10-yard completion on his first play. An incompletion, 5-yard run and sack in subsequent plays forced the Vikings to punt. On his next series, Ponder had another 10-yard completion, another sack, a 17-yard completion that was negated by penalty and then an incompletion, all leading to another punt.

Ponder’s third series was fun to watch. He hit TE Allen Reisner for 16 yards on 2nd and 8, then completed a 26-yard strike to WR Juaquin Iglesias that got the Vikings near the red zone. But Ponder and Co. couldn’t muster much after that and eventually they turned the ball over on downs on 4th and 2 from the Titans 14. On his final series, Ponder went 2 of 3 before taking a sack on 4th and 2 from the Tennessee 16.

In total, Ponder finished going 8 of 13 for 84 yards with no TDs, no INTs and 3 sacks.

Overall, I was encouraged by most of what I saw from the Vikings QBs on Saturday night. Yes, it would’ve been nice to see more points on the board. But given the wide spectrum of results you can see during a preseason game, what we saw on Saturday night was right about in the middle. And it looks to be going in the right direction.

I thought McNabb gave a pretty good assessment of his play during a sideline interview on Saturday night. As it turns out, McNabb’s comments were actually a good assessment of how all the QBs performed in preseason game #1. Here’s what he said…

“Well, obviously there are some things we’d like to have back. I think it was a good overall start. We had a lot of rhythm going on and our chemistry was definitely there. Obviously something we can feed off of going into game number two. But overall just kind of stepping back right now before watching film, you’ve got to be pleased by the enthusiasm of the guys, the execution of the plays, getting in and out of the huddle and then starting the tempo that we needed.”


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62 Responses to “QB Roundup After Preseason Debut”

  1. By RuffKutt on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    The vikings needs help. Even though we don’t usually make a lot of the first preseason game, we looked awful. Our defense is so soft right now Betty White could run through it. On the offense, it reminds my of a high school team with one or two good players. We have a lot of work ahead of us if we choose not to be last in the division.

  2. By vikings fan1955 on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    this is just the first preseason game and my only thing is webb needs to shine a little more against the second stringers and I guess it also has to be noted that his recievers were second stringer, Still he did well. I love what the d did so far and thats a big thing because we have to get betther there. The o-line struggled a little but it was a short camp. I heard some talk about the coach and was shocked at the negitive comments this early give the man atleast a few regular season games. He’s building and so far i see great talent added.All 3 qb’s give us a good chance now and for the future.

  3. By Mike B on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    I have to disagree with Mike W here. Ponder looked much better than Webb. He did what NFL QBs do his head was looking around for open reciever. Webb was too eagar to pull in the ball and run which is not a trait for a long lived QB. Ponder looked like a NFL QB and Webb the rookie. The O Line and Defensive back field need help. I have to disagree with the Betty White comment. The team was tough on the run, but not like they have been in the past. The touch down on the goaline 1st and goal will almost always go to the Offense no matter the defense. Bad play by our secondary cause that penalty on an obvious overthrown ball.

  4. By PUGE HENIS on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    start ponder. the kid will be a top notch calibur like drew brees and philip rivers. have faith

  5. By Mike B on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    Comments to all who are calling out pessimism and not true fans you don’t know what you are talking about. Yes it’s a preseason game, but many of the comments about the game are honest opinions. Most were still cheering on the Vikings, but making critical observations about what the team was lacking. So let the communication flow. We are all wanting the Vikings to have a successful season. I will make one positive comment on the whole team. The players all look focused on the task and that was something missing last year. The coaches will make corrections and changes and things will get better. I am sure we will get a Win soon. Enjoy the week

  6. By vikings fan1955 on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    duh he got way more rep’s so yes he had a baetter chance than webb

  7. By lilwildwolf21 on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    Your stats are wrong about Webb he went 6/8 with 45 yards passing 35 yards rushing in 5 attempts as for the fact of staying in the pocket longer. It hard to do that when the O-Line doesn’t pick up their blocks. Titians blitzed a lot while Webb was out there on the field, and the O-line did not pick it up. There were countless time that the T.V announcer said the Webb should have stayed in the pocket longer, but if Webb would have he would have been sacked countless of times. The INT was a simple mistake that any young QB makes, its how he plays afterwards that counts and since he took care of the ball after the mistake it shows he is learning from his mistakes.

  8. By Ham on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder and Webb had the same amount of snaps, they rotated. If anyone got more it was Webb.

  9. By Ham on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    reps not snaps

  10. By Mike B on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    Twice on those runs he had open receivers one was the TE right in front of him. The result would have been a lot more positive yards. It’s not all about stats it’s about how you play as a QB. The INT was a definate mistake the receiver was covered by three defenders and Webb never looked away from the target. Ponder was much more poised even as much hurried as Webb was. Sorry lilwild

  11. By Vernon on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    “Vanilla” play calling leads to “Vanilla” games, I sure hope the Vikings new Defensive Coaches, “Coach-up” those young players better and get ALOT more creative in their position assignments for the regular season, because it seemed rather lacklucster play on the Defensive side of the ball.. but thats Vanilla!!

  12. By dynalee10 on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder looked better of the three I thought. Webb needs to be a receiver , he is very good with the ball and as a passer not so much. The wideouts get absolutely no separation at all. The O-line is simply bad and we didn’t address that in the offseason , we will pay for that all season. I still don’t know if there is a starting caliber safety on the roster?

  13. By vikings fan1955 on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    who in their right mind would start ponder as a rookie when we have a chance to make th e playoffs with a proven qb. We have a o-line that hasn’t proven it’s self from last yr and ponder would be blitzed so many times and hurt so bad he wouls have a short carreer. Lets be sensable in our posts if u think we can go to the playoffs witha rookie qb the odds are greatly againt it. He has to learn a complex system and our run defenses that are way faster and hit harder than he’s used to. Look at stafford for detroit threw to the wolves and creamed early in season. Give ponder time I see great possiblities in him if he learns fro a vet and thats what Mc Nabb is.

  14. By Erik the Red on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, we looked bad cause of our 3rd string offense and defense where out. It’s just preseason, look at the 2008 Lions, they won all their games, and how did that turn out for them? Preseason doesn’t really mean anything, not saying I wouldn’t be happy for the Vikings to win, but still. Even though Ponder didn’t get any points, I thought he did really good, those evasions where pretty impressive.

  15. By CA Norwegian on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    It is early, but 0-3 on QBs TDs. It is like a shutout. /they shoulda’ had faith in Ponder and invested in OLine and Secondary free agents. McNabb may turn it on, but you’d think we might learn to get the best blockers and cover guys. I think Ponder dan do it, just spend some $$$ on protection and DBs.

  16. By Pjack on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, I disagree with Mike W. as well… Webb has too great of a capacity to tuck the ball and run… and yeah, it’s only the first preseason game, but he got plenty of reps and you would think that you’d want to work on your pocket presence and running the plays like they were designed. Webb basically blew up every play with a run or he was just winging it. Ponder is clearly more talented.

  17. By janaka blair on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    its just the first preseason game. we got a good qb that can do something. beside putttin it all on my boy peterson. our wides are game and ready for the challenger. back joe webb is ready for the war. our season has just brgun…go vikings to da end.

  18. By Vikes91 on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    i thought Ponder exceeded expectations, and had some exciting plays. My favorite play was when he scrambled out of the pocket, and turned around the other way to run and complete the pass.. that play reminded me of Fran Tarkenton.

  19. By Shawn on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    I like Leslie Frazier …

    Despite all of the EXCUSES I hear and see from the media and fans , Frazier is not biting.

    When asked about the No OTA / Mini Camps / EXCUSES … his response is Its the same rules every team had, so its not the problem

    One thing Brad Childress did was make EXCUSES

  20. By skolpurpleandgold on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    I like what i see with Webb, he’s hard to defend. He has some work to do no doubt but he is a great weapon to have. Ponder was impresive too for his first taste of nfl action. Vikings could have tuff choices in the future with who gets the starting role. As a fan its nice for a change being satisfied with all QB’s on the roster. (exception is Bomar, but i’m sure he’ll be cut)

  21. By Shawn on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    EXCUSES are for corporate suck ups, yes men, and losers

    I want to end the ” O we lost because of this and that excuse ” and START WINNING LIKE CHAMPIONS

  22. By Mike Wobschall on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t get it…Pjack and Mike B say they disagree with me and then state EXACTLY what I said in the blog entry – that Webb was too quick to tuck the ball and run. Here is exactly what I wrote: “Too often Webb is quick to pull the ball down, escape the pocket and start running downfield. Now, this is a good tool for a QB to possess, but you also want your QB to be willing to stay in the pocket, find the open receiver and deliver the pass in the face of pressure. We haven’t seen Webb do that yet. On top of that, he did throw an INT on his second series.”

  23. By TrueFan182 on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    Just a thought…it’s preseason….nobody shows all there stuff in preseason…it’s a glorified practice…the defense isn’t going to go blitz happy and try to kill somebody in preseason…give it a rest. The Vikings showed progress and I am excited to watch and see if they will get better as the preseason goes on. I’m excited for the first regular season game against SD. Go Vikings!!!

  24. By fuzzy on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    Bottom line, Ponder was the best of the three QBs. McNabb only led two drives, but didn’t exactly have any kind of wow factor, not that that’s always needed all the time. He was very average, very Donovan McNabb.

    Webb looked absolutely dismal. He’d take two seconds to look for a receiver and tuck the ball and run. You can’t run an offense that way no matter which way you spin it. It’s a great talent to have, sure, but it doesn’t get the job done.

    Ponder, on the other hand, made reads and got the ball where it needed to be, just like every other time I’ve really analyzed his playing against Webb and McNabb. He showed a good amount of athleticism in the pocket and scrambling outside of the pocket, but that wasn’t what he turned to every time. It would have been really nice to see him with first-team receivers and the first-team O-Line.

    Wobs, I agree and disagree with you. Webb was too quick to run the ball (yes, that is what Pjack and Mike B are saying so I don’t get it either) but I disagree with what you said about Webb not loosing any ground. I feel like he lost quite a bit of ground and Ponder gained quite a bit of ground. They way they played, Ponder should be challenging the starting role.

  25. By Rocksalt on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    TrueFan182-
    Evidently somebody forgot to tell this to the Titans.
    I am not buying the “only practice so we don’t give it our all” mentality. Truth is these players should practice what they will be expected to do in a game, with all the timing, precision, intensity, etc. Practicing half effort produves half effort in games.
    These professionals are paid enough for us as fans to have expectations for gthem to perform like professionals.NO EXCUSES period.

  26. By ocheck on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    Webb needs to be put in as a WR or a special play runner with the option of throwing the ball. Don’t waste his talents by having him sit on the sideline.

  27. By Carl K on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    @ Mike Wobs – I am a big Joe Webb fan… but I have to disagree with your comment that Webb did nothing to lose his status as #2 QB. Webb has great athletic tools, but Ponder was clearly the better QB. Mike this is an open compation and I have to give the edge to Ponder now.
    thevikingage.com reports that shortly after the game, Leslie Frazer said that Ponder will now begin working with the 2nd team and Webb will work with the 3rd team.
    I think Ponder did enough good things to move up to #2.

  28. By DC on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    Are you serious, comparing the player who was playing against a good first team defense to one playing against third stringers? McNabb looked much better than his stats say. He was poised, he read the defense well, and he hit routes, including timing routes, with precision and rhythm. Ponder looked promising … against inexperienced and lower level talent.

    As for Ponder vs. Webb, Ponder looked better than Webb. Neither was playing against starters, but Webb did face somewhat better competition. Even so, the difference was obvious. It’s one outing, but I do think that Ponder should have the chance to play with the second team. That will give us a better evaluation.

  29. By John on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    i always knew ponder could do it, yes im a believer give him more snaps with the 1st team Offense and he will put points up! keep Webb on wildcar or 3rd string QB

  30. By Ryan on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    Just because Webb finished the season last year should not obligate him to the number 2 spot next week better be Ponder with a short time with the starting offense and second offense this will actually show his capabilities, Webb isn’t that guy.

  31. By sandiamond on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    Lot of people screaming to get Webb in the game more somehow. We can take a look at armanti edwards qb drafted by the Panthers. both very similar in athletic ability. The panthers have waited a couple of years but know he is playing WR and returning kicks. Appears to be a brilliant move…. we will have to wait and see if the coaches insert webb more in the lineup during reg season

  32. By Jeffbleedspurple on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    I would not go as far to say that Ponder should start, but there is no doubt in my mind that Ponder looked and acted more like a QB, than Webb! with 4 weeks remaining before the start of the regular season, I think the Vikes need to start working with Webb in other roles to see where he will be more effective.
    I don’t think it will be to long before we see Ponder giving McNabb a good challenge, I think the better the men Ponder has to work with the better he is going to do.
    I bet Ponder will work with the 1st team at least once before the end of the pre-season.

  33. By vikings4life on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    People forget ponder was facing third string defenses and although he was more acurate then i had expected there were some shaky moments like when he tried to tuck the ball and run and got crushed but overall i like the ups that they both had but i would like Ponder be the one coming in if McNabb went down he gives us the best chance to win. I would love love love to see ponder quarterback this team vs. 2010 eagles and win, cause i do not think he could do it proving Joe is the better Quaterback but ponder would quickly grasp his role whenever he steps on the field . Ponder understands the game better no doubt and in time he will be the starter maybe even this year but in a couple years when Joe has been in the league for a little and settled he could easily be as good as mike vick he is taller and just as fast just as good arm strength .all we need is time and i think ponder is a great person to be the qb for those years it takes Joe to truly grasp the game

  34. By Joe C on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    @ Mike W – All three QB’s did OK for their first outing – the one thing that needs some repair is the O-line. It will take some time before they gel. The other thing I noticed was Chris Cook got toasted again. After Locker regained control on that play Chris was 20 yards behind his reciever. He needs to stay focused and play his position, Winfield he is not. The special teams played the best of all the units a thumbs up to the special teams coaches for sure.

  35. By Garrett on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder is amazing and I can’t wait until we dump McNabb and spend that money on some OL and secondary talent…Go Vikes

  36. By Tom on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    Yes, we do have alot to work on yet, but this is still way too early to panic. I have confidence in the coaching staff we have to get everyone the reps they need to be prepared for September 11 in San Diego. The offensive and defensive lines have the most to clean up in my opinion, granted the defensive line didn’t have Allen or Williams but they were getting pushed around way too much. The defensive backfield was also missing by far the best d-back we have in Winfield. And, well, our offensive line isn’t that good to begin with, but they were missing Herrera. Again, it’s not time to press the panic button yet but we do have alot to clean up before we get to San Diego.

  37. By Arrow86 on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    It is tough to fairly evaluate any of our quarterbacks when the O-line isn’t adequately providing protection. It’s apples to oranges to me.

  38. By hicohornet on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    They will be blitz happy if that is part of the defense. Look at the saints look how many sacks they had. Look at the Bears and see how many they gave up. It’s time to practice what you need to do. And if it doesn’t involve the blitz then why practice it?
    Another thing. Ponder if given the chance I believe* he will do great as for a freshman and then improve better next year. Ponder if he starts next year will be better if he plays this year. More playing time, the better. I do not believe personally that a rookie thrown into the fire will break him. If he doesn’t have it, then he doesn’t have it and may never “get it” how matter how long you sit and wait. McNabb I doubt will bring us to the Super Bowl especially with our defence. Perhaps playoffs…. but Ponder more he plays the faster he will bring us to the Super Bowl. GO GETEM VIKES!

  39. By hicohornet on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    Also if you think McNabb will bring us to the Super Bowl. Let me remind you, with all the talent he had and coaches he had with the Eagles… he didn’t get it done. What makes you think he will win it here? I have yet to believe that. So if you know you aren’t going to win the Super Bowl then play Ponder. What’s the worst he will do? Not win the Super Bowl also?

  40. By hicohornet on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    And if you want to talk about who gives you the better chance to win… let let me say this, Ponder will give us an even greater chance to win a Super Bowl the sooner he starts.

  41. By Arrow86 on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    I only saw Ponder play, but I was impressed with his abiity to improvise when protection broke down. One play in particular (With the phantom penalty on our lineman) Ponder scrambled around until he could find someone downfield. It reminded me of Tarkenton. When he rolled left and threw underhand to Alexander Robinson was improvisation that we saw from Favre, McMahon. He definitely has some tools to play the position.

  42. By McHam on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    I have a great feeling about this season and the fact that ownership when out and got a true winner in McNabb give me more faith that this is going to be a great season. McNabb was disrespected in Washington by the no coaching Shanahans cland but he will regain his respect in MN. We have the 3rd winning active QB in the league to lead our team this year, so fans be thankful and count your blessing.

  43. By mikebrown on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    sweet…………………

  44. By Chris on Aug 14, 2011 | Reply

    Hicohornet….what is all this talent on offense with the Eagles that McNabb had? And last I checked McNabb had a great career with the Eagles

  45. By Jake on Aug 15, 2011 | Reply

    welcome to the retirement home for old quarterbacks. Spend your #1 pick on a qb and sit him on the bench. meanwhile our d backs never changed and will get eaten alive. Same gameplan as every year!!!!!

  46. By Woodboat on Aug 15, 2011 | Reply

    I liked what I saw from McNabb and Ponder, not so much from Webb. McNabb did fine while he was in the game, and I was pleased to see the poise exhibited by Ponder. To those of you suggesting that Ponder be given a chance at the starting role, slow down. He’s had one game playing against a bunch of guys that won’t be in the league a month from now. McNabb is our starting QB week 1 and should be.

    Webb looks more like a prospect than a QB at this point. Choosing to run instead of throwing the ball to an open receiver is a big part of his game, but it’s not exactly NFL football. If you like watching that stuff, watch football on saturdays. He did keep his head up when breaking, but he chose to tuck the ball and run rather than go for the completion.

    So in the ongoing debate of who will be the number 1 clipboard holder, I’d give the edge to Ponder.

  47. By Jake on Aug 15, 2011 | Reply

    there is only so much you can learn riding the bench. I thought we were looking for a franchise quarterback. Thats why the vikes will never attract any real talent, because real talent wants to play, not ride the bench. Mc Nabb is not the future of the vikes nor is he a superbowl qb. So what are we doing? I can only hope for injury and ponder to get an opportunity now, not three years from now. with our defense, we will need to score 27 points every game to have a winning season!

  48. By skol patrol on Aug 15, 2011 | Reply

    @ Jake
    youre completely wrong. the vikings only need to work together as a team to have a winning season

  49. By Dano on Aug 15, 2011 | Reply

    It’s interesting how one year with the Shanahan’s has caused everyone to have amnesia. McNabb is in fact a Superbowl QB and other than one year with TO he never had the supporting cast at the talent positions that the Vikings have this year – even minus Sydney Rice. (Also, remember TO was hurt during most of the playoffs that year and missed the NFC championship game completely). If the O-line can come together (big if) and the defense can play well there is no reason to think that they couldn’t go far THIS YEAR.

  50. By DuaneN on Aug 15, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb looked pretty good to me. Lots of drops by Berrian.

    Webb is a pick machine.

    Ponder wasn’t bad, I don’t like that he reminded me of Doug Flutie. Amazing how small a guy his size looks out there.

  51. By vikings fan1955 on Aug 15, 2011 | Reply

    HOW STUPID AND IGNORANT CAN ANYONE BE TO WISH AN INJURY ON ANOTHER PERSON OVER A FOOTBALL GAME, GROW UP JAKE. tHAT SAID WE HAVE THE MAKINGS FOR A RUN NOW WITH AP IN HIS PRIME AND YOUNG TALENTED RECIEVERS. pONDER HAS NEVER SEEN THE SPEED HE WILL HAVE TO DEAL WIT ALL YR AND IF THE O LINE CAN’T PROTECT HIM HE WILL HAVE A SHORT SEASON AND MAYBE SHORT CAREER. HE IS A GOOD QB BUT HAS A LOT TO LEARN AND JUST SENDING HIM INTO THE FIRE IS CRAZY WHAT HAPPEN TO STAFFORD IN DETROIT SO THINK BEFORE U SAY SILLY THINGS. OUR BEST CHANCE FOR THIS YR IS MC NABB LIKE IT OR NOT AND PONDER WILL GET IN TO LEARN THIS YR.I WANT THE PLAYOFFS THIS AND A CHANCE FOR THE SB MC NABB HAS PROVEN HE CAN GET U TO THE PLAYOFFS AND DEEP INTO THEM SO THERE LIES OUR BEST CHANCE.. SO IF WE WANT A CHANCE NOW LETS SEE WHO THE OTHER FANS THINK GIVES US THE BEST CHANCE SO PLZ FANS AT THE END OF UR POST NAME WHO U THINK GIVES OUR BEST CHANCE AT QB NOW. MY VOTE IS MC NABB

  52. By Woodboat on Aug 15, 2011 | Reply

    @vikings fan1955

    First off, take a look at your keyboard and try to find the caps lock button. Press it. :)

    Secondly, you are correct across the board. The one thing that I think that you and others may be thinking and I happen to disagree with is that this team is a playoff contender. At this point, I can’t see any way that the Vikes will be playing after week 17. The starting O Line looked like C R A P vs the titans. As long as they are fail as a unit, this team is going nowhere.

  53. By skol patrol on Aug 15, 2011 | Reply

    i agree with vikings fan1955

    Woodboat is retarted… every offensive line looks better in the regular season than they do in the preseason

  54. By skol patrol on Aug 15, 2011 | Reply

    your not retarted just i hate your theory

  55. By vikings fan1955 on Aug 15, 2011 | Reply

    woodboat get spell chcek don’t know what(As long as they are fail as a unit) I have no idea what that means. That said We all know preseason is no indicator as to how good a team will or will not be it is a tool for coaches to evaluate the players especially the new and protentialy new players. Thats why first stringers are pulled so fast the first 2 or 3 games. This lets the coaches see who has potential. Also how many teams have had great preasons only to miss the playoffs and have a losing record at the seasons end. I judge a team bye the first 3 season games, not just the players but coaches also.There are always surpise teams every yr that show nothing the yr before that shine at the start of the season. i hold my judgement till it counts, I can’t say that will or will not be good but i see great promise in what we have and the coaches we now have. trust me singletary is a movitator and this team loves Frazier so I feel this is a playoff team and everyone thats makes and coaches this team has my full support.

  56. By vikings fan1955 on Aug 15, 2011 | Reply

    thats spell check lol

  57. By Parody on Aug 15, 2011 | Reply

    @Vikings fan1955 – I’m a fan of people learning how to spell properly too, but you last post was very hypocritical. Aside from the mistake you caught, here’s a list of a few others you should attempt to double check before you try again to make a similar post:

    protentialy
    Thats
    preasons
    seasons
    bye
    surpise
    yr
    i
    movitator
    thats

    It might help to freshen yourself up on your punctuation as well. ;)

  58. By vikings fan1955 on Aug 15, 2011 | Reply

    lol duh

  59. By Vs#1sicof NEinNE on Aug 15, 2011 | Reply

    CP sacked 3 times…
    JW none.
    They are 2 differant kinds of QBs.

    Vikes should of just let JW & CP see who earned to be the starter.
    A #12 pick and “the guy that was there” deserve a chance.

    DM was a much unneeded addition.
    DM is over rated and will never win the “big one”.
    Should of gave Rice the $…

  60. By Amish Viking on Aug 15, 2011 | Reply

    Let me first state that I am probably the only Viking fan who has not seen the game from Saturday. I would of seen the replay Sunday night but the NFL Network posted the wrong game that was being played. Tomorrow I will finally get to see what everyone is raving and complaining about. As for the QB’s I am from Pa. and have great sense of what McNabb can do. If he is 90% of what he use to be he will get the Vikings to the playoffs. Trust me he was and may still be great. He has one litttle issue that drove Eagles fans nuts. He tends to get into streaks of throwing the ball into nose dives at players feat. You would think they could correct that????…Anyway he is perfect for one year to help bring the other QB’s along. It was stated last week that the QB’s would switch back and forth each game so it has nothing to do with who is playing better. Ponder will soon be ahead of Webb in the learning curve and will be a solid #2/#1. Webb will take more time just like Vick did. If they both turn out to be good or real good…what a great trade we could use one of them for. We need to drop the notion of moving Webb to WR. Relax he will be a wild cat type player and you will get to see if do some great things.

  61. By alex on Aug 17, 2011 | Reply

    No way vikings are going to playoffs. whoever said that has rocks in their head.

    McNabb isnt our answer. He was needed to give ponder a year to learn and get into things, and with our line as terrible as it is i think it was the right call.

    Webb is for sure not our guy. he is decent but not a starting QB. He wants to run to much. Yeah he makes some good throws, but what QB in the NFL hasnt made a few good throws?

    Ponder is smart and accurate. thats what we need.

  62. By vikings fan1955 on Aug 17, 2011 | Reply

    seems like a lot are making their qb call on race not ability to play the game. I will ask this show me where ponder will give us a better chance than Mc Nabb to get to the playoffs, does he have more mobility, NO, better arm, NO not right now, Does he have experience better yet playoff experience, NO, has he ever faced defenses like he would as a starter, NO, last but not least will he get killed if the o-line plays like last yr, wow he finally gets a YES. I will say he is better than webb and is the future of this club let him grow.

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