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Ponder, Simpson Steal The Show At OTA #5

Posted by Mike Wobschall on June 6, 2012 – 2:07 pm

Wednesday was a good day of work for the Vikings as they continued their series of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on the outdoor practice fields at Winter Park. The team worked in ideal conditions for a second consecutive day, and this time the approximately 90-minute practice was conducted in front of a full contingent of media.

Following practice, several Vikings players and Head Coach Leslie Frazier took part in a Special Olympics Minnesota Punt, Pass & Kick clinic.

“We tried to put our guys through the paces today and hit a few different situations,” Frazier said. “It’s so good to be able to come out here and practice and you plan things, and now you get to see it (the plan) come to fruition. It’s good for our football team, the attitude has been great and when you have guys on our team working as hard as they’re working, and then to take time out and go and do what they did after practice to help other people, it just shows you the type of integrity and character you try to develop on a team.”

There were a lot of good things happening on the field both offensively and defensively on Wednesday, but there’s no doubt that QB Christian Ponder and WR Jerome Simpson stole the show about half-way through practice during a team offense vs. team defense period. Ponder dropped back and launched a pass deep down the right sideline, and Simpson used his speed to track the ball and make an acrobatic leaping catch over a defender before falling to the ground and securing the ball for a completion.

“That’s what he’s been doing for five practices,” Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said after Wednesday’s workout.

Said Frazier: “Whoa, what a catch. We’ll be looking forward to seeing that on Sundays! I mean, all of his teammates were going, ‘Wow, now I understand why he’s here.’ So that was impressive.”

Click here to see video of the Ponder-to-Simpson circus-style catch and click here to listen to this week’s Wobcast, with Simpson joining as the guest.

The connection with Simpson was Ponder’s best completion of the day, but he also made impressive throws to WRs Stephen Burton and Jarius Wright. The completion to Wright came on a deep out route along the right sideline, and the completion to Burton came on a slant pattern across the middle of the field with Ponder placing the football where only Burton had a chance to catch it, and Burton fully extending to dive and make the catch.

The Vikings concluded practice with a competitive period in which the team worked in a backed up situation (offense on their own 2-yardline) and in the no-huddle.

“So far, we’re making some progress, but we still have a long ways to go to come together as a team,” Frazier said. “That’s why we have these OTAs and that’s why we’ll have minicamp and the preseason as well. We’re making progress, but we definitely have a ways to go.”


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135 Responses to “Ponder, Simpson Steal The Show At OTA #5”

  1. By DeerTracks on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Happy to see that things are going well. For now….BTW did Joe Webb get a chancr to showboat?

  2. By Spencer on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry- but im not impressed. Cook clearly thought Simpson was much further behind him because he barely even leaped off the ground to catch the pick..

  3. By xvike on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Watched some highlights. Ponder looks the same as last season and that pass to Simpson wasn’t very goodt. I don’t know who was covering but he was in position to get an INT or to at least to knock the ball away and Simpson came away with it somehow. Not what you want to see from your qb or your db. I really hope Ponder improved his arm strength this offseason. If not, it may be another long losing season this year…..

  4. By Spencer on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    “and Simpson used his speed to track the ball and make an acrobatic leaping catch over a defender ”

    Really, Wobbs?! “Over a defender”??????????? You cant even say Chris Cooks’ name???? How dare you insult our #1 CB!!!

    Show some respect!

  5. By andrew neighbors on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    LOOK HERE!!! Ponder gonna get better watch and see

  6. By Lance on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Not to mention that if cook was allowed to be a bit physical… that play im sure would have been INT or broken up. That throw was way off and simpson did a good job at tracking it down and making the play anyways. Was a nice catch on a very poor throw!

    Not to mention the snap was pretty worry some please tell me that wasn;t sully

  7. By Parody on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Relax guys. It was a fun little clip to watch. Better to show that than nothing. Let’s save our critiques of these guys for the preseason, after they get plenty of time to learn eachother, the playbook and their responsibilities, and after they start playing in pads.

  8. By Tango Hombre on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    I really hope Ponder develops further this year. If not, could you immagine re-uniting USC left tackle Matt Kalil with USC QB Matt Barkley??

    Just a thought.

  9. By iaVIKE on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Parody – Agreed

  10. By Gomer Pyle on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Vikes sure looks good.

  11. By hotcarlgiver on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    you right parody

  12. By Gomer Pyle on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Goaaahhhhly. Parody sure is a smart one.

  13. By Gomer Pyle on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    I could never be like him.

  14. By hotcarlgiver on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder needs some of Favres stem cells.

  15. By Gomer Pyle on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Gooooolllllly Carl, that is a funny one!

  16. By dockery23 on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    some of you really went out of your way to get on the site, watch the vid, and post something negative about that vid of your favorite team. Settle down or cross the river. Skol

  17. By Gomer Pyle on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    donkey, you are so right. keep up the good work.

  18. By hotcarlgiver on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    dude the pick six had NONE of our questions from the blog.

  19. By Gomer Pyle on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Pick six– why, that’s where Goober pumped gas.

  20. By dan on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    vikings are gojng to be better than last year and I think 8 wins is possible don’t expect much from AP anymore but were fine with Toby and giving Percy more carry’s Ponder will be better and I secondary will be better.

  21. By Elgar on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    That’s because Wob ignores y’all just to hear all the whining. The man’s a sadist.

  22. By Gomer Pyle on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    GOOAAAALLLLLY. Surely, we can look on the bright side. Maybe 12 or 14 wins is possible for the men in purple, don’t y’all think?

  23. By TOMMYK#9 on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    I agree. Nice to see these little clips now and then throughout the off-season. Enjoy it but don’t put too much into it.
    P.S. – What’s brown and stinks up our viking blog? Gomers pile.

  24. By dan on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    of course our secondary was the worst in the league last year so you can only get better. Cook and Winfield playing the whole season would help and the fact we got rid of cedric griffin and our horrible safeties is the biggest improvement we made all off season

  25. By Gomer Pyle on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Ha ha ha– Tommy Two Tone, that is funny!

  26. By TOMMYK#9 on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    I’m here all week. Try the veal.

  27. By dan on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Tommy Two Tone!!! 867-5309

  28. By RichardA1 on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Well Gollllly, yes I think 12-14 is possible, as possible as me believing last year that we would win 3 games, I would of bet anything we would win more than 3. They got to get to know each other as team mates, the gelling that players get when they have been playing with the same team mates for a few years. I hope they put in some long days at mini camp, sun up – sun down. I think I have my own cheer I can scream in front of my t.v. set, Go “Dragon Heads” Dragons Dragons, sounds appropriate, the Vikings going to battle, all the enemy sees is the front of a Viking ship, and on the front is the head of a Dragon, means something in Vikings lore.

  29. By Gomer Pyle on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    GaaaHHHOOOLLLY, Richard, we think alike. Maybe you are my twin brother.

  30. By Frederick Jones on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    @HotCarlGiver,

    So you make delicious burgers at Carl Juniors?

    I’ve never heard of it, but it is interesting how you chose your pen name.

  31. By Frederick Jones on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Gomer Pyle is on here!!

    Gooollly!!!

  32. By Frederick Jones on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    The Championship that was never regarded as such:

  33. By Carl K on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with Parody-
    Clips like that are very much worth watching.

    Cook had good position and Simpson made a nice play on the ball.

    Great Stuff! Thanks Mike.

  34. By Spencer on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    C’mon man, why is that Simpson catch over Cook on NFL.com? For f-ck sake it wasn’t that impressive.

  35. By hotcarlgiver on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Nice post fred jones! Now thats OLD SCHOOL! The new team needs some old school conditioning. So as to dominate all four quarters

  36. By TheWall on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    The best part of it was Ponder corralling the aweful snap.

  37. By TheWall on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    A few people have asked but no one has answered the question about the younger LBs. So let me ask again which of the younger LBs are looking impressive?

  38. By TheWall on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Between Soloman and Jasper who looks better in pass coverage?

  39. By TheWall on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Why does this blog smell like use toilet paper?

  40. By TheWall on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry just seeing if I will be put on time out.

  41. By TheWall on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    It was suppossed to be used toilet paper. Sorry Titus for not spell checking.

  42. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    GO-O–O-AHHH LY. Someone selling used toilet paper? Now, that should help my budget.

  43. By Gomer Pyle on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    OOPS

  44. By Carl K on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – it was a nice play by Simpson… But I could tell Cook had good position and he could have broken up the play if he wanted.

    Cook did the smart thing and didn’t cause an unnecessary injury.

    I am impressed that Cook showed some maturation and respect for his teammate.

  45. By Carl K on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Wobschall- Thanks for the pick 6, fresh blogs and videos clips.
    You got your A game going now.
    That is why all the experts out there say you are the best in the business.
    baroooooooooooooooooooooo

  46. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Carl is the next king of comedy.

  47. By Larry on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    LISTEN UP: Ya’ll cried about missing a Sidney Rice on roster for two years. Rice’s best asset was his leaping ability and catch on badly placed throws. Now you folks see it and still find something to complain about???? You sound like the cynical peeps out East (ie, like Philly fans)

  48. By Spencer on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    HAHAHA- Good one, Sir Titus!

  49. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks Spencer– did you like my Gomer Pyle impersonation? I pulled a Shawn and forgot to change my name one time and did Gomer under the Titus name.

  50. By Spencer on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Wait…that was you? Lmao.

  51. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, you didn’t see the last post about toilet paper when I said GOOOLLLEY– and after I posted it said — Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus

    I laughed so hard after I saw I did that- -it was one of the hardest laughs in a long time.

  52. By Carl K on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Nova is the king.

    I hope you hang around Nova, I have enjoyed the laughs.

  53. By hotcarlgiver on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Gomer Titus Flavius, if I have another child, now I have the name.

  54. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Carl, with comments like your second most recent, you will not only be King of Comedy, but you will be nominated for an Oscar.

  55. By tdurfeightyeight on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Nice hands on both Ponder and Simpson!…Cook showed he had position, and come game time he will light up the opponent in an instant! Or make an interception…Cook makes this defense much nastier when he’s in the lineup.Ponder got rid of that ball in less than two seconds…Very quick hands.

  56. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    That is child abuse.

  57. By Spencer on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, whats your favorite ice-cream?

  58. By Spencer on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    But then again you dont like milk so….

  59. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Huh, Spencer, are you smoking those hand twisted green cigarettes again?

  60. By Carl K on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Titus – I like your Gomer Pyle character much more than your Be Sane and Serious personality.

    But your Parody identity is my favorite one.

  61. By Spencer on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    You were BSAS?

  62. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Huh? Is Spencer handing you the cigarette, Carl? I can tell you– Parody and I are not the same. I have construction near where I live early– so I am trying to adjust by sleeping earlier- not easy, always been a night owl, but I am outta here for a self- imposed time-out.

  63. By Gomer Pyle on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Shazzamm!!! Bedtime. I knew there was a good reason for a time out.

  64. By Carl K on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    I have always wanted an Oscar.

    from now on I shall post as Oscar!

    thanks Titus.

  65. By Viking-ology on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder to Simpson will be a frequent happening this season…and I’m betting Simpson will be sticking around for a while.

  66. By Viking-ology on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    There is every reason to believe the Vike’s have a #1 receiver in Simpson. Ponder is doing a good job building relationships with the offense, and it will pay dividends on the field.

  67. By Parody on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Awww, Carl! I’m your favorite?

    That just made my day!

  68. By Rogerthevikefan on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry to hear about Nova leaving. To bad the blog has to censor people for no reason.

  69. By Rogerthevikefan on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder has a nice set of weapons this year can’t wait till he starts carving up defences.

  70. By Rogerthevikefan on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    I know I compared Simpson and C.C. before the Vikings signed him and I’m sticking to that. C.C. had better hands but Simpson is more athletic. Both were trouble when they can to the Vikes lets just hope Simspon stays on the straight and narrow.

  71. By Rogerthevikefan on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Leaving before I’m put on time out.

  72. By hotcarlgiver on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    She sells sea sjells down by the sea shore. Skol!

  73. By hotcarlgiver on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Deertracks nice first.

  74. By Rogerthevikefan on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    How much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?

  75. By DRS on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Todman is vying for touches

    Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune

    Updated: June 7, 2012 – 1:15 AM

    He signed with the practice squad in December and stuck around. Now he’s in the mix to be the Vikings’ No. 3 running back.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/157649835.html

  76. By DRS on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Minneapolis meets with owners of land key to Vikings stadium

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/157667025.html

  77. By DRS on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Rogerthevikefan, just ask Chuck Foreman. LOL.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Foreman

    BTW has anyone seen old school?

    Good night.

  78. By ozzinator on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Did you say “old fool”?

  79. By Dave on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Omg these fools saying Ponder looks the same…cmon guys these are only OTAs. Cant wait to see this team in the preseason. I think we can salvage a couple more wins this year than last year. SKOL!

  80. By [HOLY]PoonJabiSauce on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    he’s back!

  81. By RichardA1 on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    How much wood wood a wood chuck,,,,,he would chuck a dragon like the Vikes in the old days did, then he would mount it on the front of every Dragon ship! about that much wood! So, what to scream at the game to motivate, turn around the situation, get them going, to pump them up,,,,,how about “Dragon” as in run for your lives, a Viking ship is comming, see the Dragon on the Ship……

  82. By DeerTracks on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Holy

    By chance, is that you Nova?

    So many strange names appearing out of the Blue.

  83. By Dave Linecaster on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Packers wont win a game this year.

  84. By DeerTracks on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    As some of you mentioned, Nova’s Wit would be missed..

    “Never fear, Mighty Mouse is here”

    You can bet your Sweet Potatoes, that Nova is monitoring this Site, and when he is ready will re-appear like a Bolt from the Blue..

  85. By Syd on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    SKOLLLLLLLLLLLL

  86. By DRS on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Secrets of Viking Ships
    By Evan Hadingham
    Posted 05.09.00
    NOVA

    The drekar, or dragon-headed longships, were stealthy troop-carriers. They could cross the open oceans under sail and then switch to oars for lightning-fast hit-and-run attacks on undefended towns and monasteries. Far surpassing contemporary English or Frankish vessels in lightness and efficiency, longships carried Viking raiders from northern England to north Africa.

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/viking-ships.html

  87. By DRS on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings should design the stadium to look like a drekar.

  88. By DRS on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall, you should let the Wilf’s know that the fans would like a say in the way the new stadium will look, how about a contest on how the new stadium looks, the winner gets a free room and food with one game at the new stadium. Now that would be great.

  89. By DRS on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

  90. By DRS on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    A good day to you all.

  91. By Troutdaddy on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s hope Simpson can keep his head on straight

  92. By RichardA1 on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Sounds good to me, lets scream, “Drekar” something new, something to forget about the horrible season we had last year. The opposing teams will not know whats going on…..Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  93. By packhater on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Heres reality. Simpson cant play until week 4. If we’re not 2-0 when we face San Fran, it will be a verrrrrrrrrrrry lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng yearrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

  94. By packhater on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    And how the f-ck do you start the season 0-3 when you have halftime leads of 17-7, 17-0, and 20-0? Someone better get their head outta their a$$ (Frazier) and learn how to seal the deal this year !

  95. By Gomer Pyle on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Gaaallleeee, Packhater, even my cousin Goober cannot drive a car if the engine is bad.

  96. By packhater on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Goober will tell you that instead of getting used parts, its better to just get a new engine !

  97. By spencerthedispencer on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Spencer,
    Why don’t you root for some other team? Your not even from Minnesota, so go find a new team. All you do is spout off at the mouth and make native viking fans look bad. You moronic wife beating loving idiot. GO AWAY NOW PLEASE. You belong in a Wisconsin Wall-Mart rooting for the Packers, like the rest of the idiots out there.

  98. By The real gomer on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Gaulley…maybe your car needs some water and oil. Water’s free, but oil…well that’s a whole ‘nother story entirely. I guess you can have Wally take a look at it, but he aint here right now. He’s gone fishing and won’t be back till Sunday, be he don’t work on Sunday’s. So, you’ll have to wait for Monday. Bye Andy, say hey to Barney for me.

  99. By markis on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    all u guys are slow thinking thats chris cook defending simpson, chris cook is number 31 and he has dreads, if u watch the ending of the catch u will see cook coming out on the left side of the screen. he was on the opposite side !!!! learn ur football losers!!!

  100. By Freddy's nightmare on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

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  101. By Freddy's nightmare on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    I thought that too at first Markis, but the roster shows Cook as #20, so it was actually him. Don’t feel bad, I made the same mistake, but all of you who want to underplay the catch, let’s see you try it fools. Especially Spencer. You fat blob

  102. By Borat on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    How does Spencer put his underpants on in the morning?? Yellow=Front Brown=Back

  103. By Borat on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    How does Spencer put his underpants on in the morning?? Yellow=Front Brown=Back Har Har Har

  104. By Parody on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Check out the facts before waving your manhood around Markis. Not doing so just made you look like an absolute moron, and I can’t think of much that’s worse than a còcky moron.

    Cook changed his number this year. He’s now #20 and the CB we drafted in the third round picked up his #31.

  105. By Parody on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    By the way, that goes double for you spencerthedispencer/Freddy’s nightmare/Borat. I don’t know if you’re a regular or not, but I can guarantee you that Spencer is much more welcome around here than some jèrk who just walks in the door and starts telling others that they’re not welcome.

  106. By Spencer on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Amen Parody, amen.

  107. By Spencer on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Well I guess thats a positive of this new “post-count” system- it prevents trolls/impostors from spewing their nonsense for hours on-end.

  108. By iaVIKE on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Yah, this blog has gotten strange as of late. A lot of new people, and even Titus is speaking like an old sitcom character.

  109. By Spencer on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Youre right iaVike, things have been getting weird.

  110. By Parody on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    I just realized I missed an even more moronic portion to markis’ post:
    “…chris cook is number 31 and he has dreads…”

    Because dreads are something that if you get them, you better be certain that you want them. Not because it takes hours and a few hundred dollars to get it done right, but because once you do they’re more permanent than tattoos!

    Take a look genius. This site includes a picture of Cook taken just a couple months ago:

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/vikings/story/2012-03-15/chris-cook-not-guilty-assault/53550722/1

  111. By Gomer Pyle on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Gaallee, the playground is a scary place today.

  112. By iaVIKE on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    haha. I was wondering who was gunna be the first to rip that clown on that post

  113. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    I am leaving for campus in a few minutes– if I stick around the blog today, I have a sense I won’t be able to teach anything. Be careful who you hang around.

  114. By Spencer on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Are there OTA’s today?

  115. By Gomer Pyle on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    SHAZAAM!! Spencer. OTA’s. Reminds me of my good friend Sargent Carter. He always said _”OTA’s PYLE!”

    “Only The Answer, Pyle, you knucklehead!”

  116. By BK on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    That catch was impressive. The camera angle doesn’t do it justice IMO.

  117. By hotcarlgiver on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Hey oscar and gomer, I Felton need for a Berger, but the Cook made a big Fusco cause i was Loadholted?

  118. By Troutdaddy on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ok- someone used my name earlier…. Not cool. Looking at the video is is cool to see these guys in action. I don’t care if it wasn;t the perfect throw or catch. I am just happy to see these guys starting to put stuff together and mix it up. Nothin wrong with that! I would like to hear more about the CB’s and how they are competing? Is Rosenfels or Webb doing anythng of consequence? Give us some more details Wobs!

  119. By Mike B. on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    It’s fun to watch the guys in action. Will be better when the Preseason is here.

  120. By Oscar on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Right on Parody!

  121. By dan on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    I think Chris Cook cut the dreads before court to make a better impression on the jury and changed his number to 20 hopefully change his work ethic and attitude as well could really help us this year

  122. By hotcarlgiver on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    Me gusta tortugas

  123. By RobSkolVikings on Jun 8, 2012 | Reply

    Im not convinced of Ponders (throwing) abilities at all. Someone out there please convince me that this guy can make our passing game prolific again- I do believe Vikes will have a better record this year, and be far more competitive, but I’m just not sold on Ponder holding his own against the other NFC north QBs-

  124. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Jun 8, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder doesn’t have to “hold his own” against other NFC North QBs, or ANY QBs for that matter. It is our defense’s job to hold their own against the other teams’ QB.

  125. By Stoney on Jun 8, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder will be fine as long as he has time to make his reads. Last season he was a rookie, had no real pre-season and McNabb got most of the pre-season snaps. He was put in as starter with no O-line or many weapons, it will be differenst this season.

  126. By dan on Jun 8, 2012 | Reply

    I agree Ponder will be better because our O-line is better still however, not sol on Musgrave’s offense or Frazier as coaches

  127. By Endemeo on Jun 8, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is the man for the Job!!!!! if YOU ARE a Vikings fan then Love Him, Trust Him and belive in Him!!!! He is a Huge part of the Future of Our team….nothing struck me more in that clip than the end….Freinds having FUN!!!!!! The Smile and the Love of the Game!!!! the Teams potential Exceeds what anyone Expects…And that my Friends is why we will snare those teams not expecting US!!!Just as they MUST function as a Team and a Unit so WE must Support them as one!!! Get on Board or get OFF!!! What we have lacked for a long time is HEART!!!! Aside from Brad Johnson, who we never really commited to, Tommy Kramer was the last QB who Lived and Died for the Team…Dont Through this chance away…

  128. By hotcarlgiver on Jun 8, 2012 | Reply

    Ok

  129. By dan on Jun 9, 2012 | Reply

    we are going to surprise people this year I thought 6 wins would be great improvement now I think we could go 9-7 or even 10 wins packers will slip da bears suck Lions will be team to beat in our division.Our schedule is not as tough as in years past. Also Broncos suck!

  130. By Frederick Jones on Jun 9, 2012 | Reply

    NorthwoodsVikesFan,

    I have been trying to explain that to these youngsters for years. Ponder does not beat Brady or visa versa!

    Besides Joe Webb may be taking many of the snaps for the Vikings this year.
    Vikings 8-8 because of an easier schedule than one year ago.

  131. By 61Viking on Jun 9, 2012 | Reply

    At least it wasn’t Berrian! He wouldn’t have even jumped to get the Simpson reception. I think Simpson will be able to stretch the field to give Adrian and Toby some running room!

  132. By dan on Jun 10, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with Fred jones Webb may be taking more snaps and that would not be a bad thing. Also I think 8 – 8 is very attainable our road schedule for once is not real tough no road prime time games

  133. By snowman on Jun 12, 2012 | Reply

    this just goes to show you how bad a cb cook is and how good a receiver simpson is

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