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Carter Among Semifinalists For 2013 Hall Of Fame Honors

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 3, 2012 – 3:35 pm

The greatest wide receiver in Vikings history is set to once again be considered for the greatest individual honor one can earn in the NFL. Cris Carter is among the 27 semifinalists being considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013.

The Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee chose the 27 semifinalists from the previously announced list of 127 preliminary nominees. The list of 27 semifinalists will be reduced by mail ballot to 15 modern-era finalists.  That list increases to 17 finalist nominees with the inclusion of the two recommended candidates of the Hall of Fame’s Seniors Committee.

The results of the modern-era reduction vote to 15 finalists will be announced in early January, 2013. The Class of 2013 will be determined at the Selection Committee’s annual meeting on Saturday, Feb. 2, in New Orleans, La. the day before Super Bowl XLVII.

Cris Carter dazzled NFL fans for 16 seasons (1987-2002) with sensational one-handed grabs, clutch first-down receptions and breath-taking touchdown catches. His ability to consistently perform at a high level allowed him to accumulate legendary statistics, and should some day place him among the NFL’s immortals.

For his career, Carter totaled 1,101 receptions for 13,899 yards and 130 TDs. His receptions and touchdown totals still rank him fourth all-time and his eight total Pro Bowl selections are tied for second-most all-time. No one had more receptions (779) or touchdowns (90) from 1993-2000 than Carter and only Tim Brown had more receiving yards than his 9,456 during the same time period.

Known for his durability, Carter played full 16-game seasons in 13 of his 16 years in the NFL, had 10 or more touchdowns in a season six times and led the NFL in receiving touchdowns three times (1995, 1997, and 1999). He recorded 70 or more catches in a season 10 times and had 100-yard receiving games 42 times during his career.

Carter spent 12 seasons (1990-2001) with the Vikings and crafted a brilliant career in Minnesota. He was a part of teams that suffered losing seasons only twice in 12 seasons, made the playoffs eight times in 10 Vikings seasons, and his teams were 76-29 (including playoffs) in games in which he caught a touchdown.


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138 Responses to “Carter Among Semifinalists For 2013 Hall Of Fame Honors”

  1. By Muskyfever on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Good he deserves it!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    CHRIS CARTER HALL OF FAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. By Strommy on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    This is such a no brainer. CC was unbelievable and had 10 different QB’s throwing him the ball. Rice had Montana, Young, and Gannon. What would Carter’s numbers look like if he didn’t have Baumon, Wynn, Johnson, Caulpepper, McMahon, and whoever else throwing him the ball? Moss broke records with Brady…Carter would have done the same. Stop the nonsense and put this guy in the HOF.

  3. By OTKalil2012 on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    CC is awesome !!!…

    Good memories there !!!…

    Go CC….You deserve it !!!

  4. By liito on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Mr. Carter this is your year. Please inspire the current wide receiving corps and coaching staff. If I may compare the passing game during your time versus the current wide receivers, apart from Harvin and perhaps, Wright; I grade this 2012 receiving corp a D. I hope Management can put together the semblance of a Moss – Carter – Reed combination. That is my fantasy. Good luck to you sir.

  5. By OTKalil2012 on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1429751-report-allen-has-played-entire-season-with-torn-labrum

  6. By Spencer on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Stephen Burton’s next.

  7. By Parkway on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Wouldn’t you rather watch this the rest of the year than watch Ponder under throw a 40 yard pass by 20 yards?

  8. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Hmm … Cris Carter up for Hall of Fame? Deja Vu

    Hall of Fame voters have 0 thats 0 as in NO INTEGRITY … as in NONE.

    They proved it last year when they denied Carter for the 2nd or third year in a row.

  9. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer …. ??? LOL. I think you meant next for HoF? Which is so absurd I almost dont understand the joke :)

  10. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    I have to give the Viking sports reporters props for the questioning during the Frazier presser.

    Especially the 2 questions that really sort of backed Frazier into a corner.

    Im paraphrasing but these were my favorite questions …

    1- Whats wrong with Webb that you wont give him a chance?

    2- Why not hold Ponder accountable?

    Frazier really had to work to give a coherent response without throwing anyone under the bus.

    Good Job Viking media …. dont stop, dont let up

  11. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Wobschall were you a Viking fan before you were paid to be? or are you a Viking fan because you’re paid?

  12. By BlueBird7 on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Leave room for Ponder. I want him to tell how great he was in 2011, 2012.

  13. By Nicholas on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    MBT and Webb need a shot, I agree. Unfortunately…were still at .500 and could still be “in the hunt” for the playoffs. Therefore “our guy” Ponder will be under center.

  14. By Nicholas on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Not saying that its unfortunate that we’re still in it, its just unfortunate because the others will not get a shot.

  15. By Richard1A on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    test

  16. By Richard1A on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Get A.P. the rushing record!!!!

  17. By Mike B. on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    That’s great news Chris Carter deserves a spot in the NFL Hall of Fame.

  18. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Who was calling for Frazier to bench McNabb? Any question why Frazier was hesitant?

    So why question Frazier now?

    Frazier cant help talent level at this point in the season. All he can do is try to remain positive for the players sake.

    Last year Frazier defended the secondary and OL after every press conference, yet he got 2 DBs and an OLmen in the first 3 rounds.

    Last year he defended the DC … but in the offseason he got a new one. He cant publicly tell us how bad his team is. He cant. Everyone knows including him.

    This year he is defending Ponder and WRs … I have faith Frazier knows the problems but seriously what can he do?

    I think he could bench Ponder … he doesnt. Frazier has improved this team.

  19. By vikingfanforlife on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    This article about Carter is nothing more than a ploy to distract from the problems at hand. Not going to happen Mike W. If he gets in more power to him. Now, where were we? Oh yea Ponder. Should of keep Sage, big mistake.

  20. By Spencer on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    The WRs are purposely playing poor. Its a mutiny.

    They want Webb.

  21. By wacky on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier’s a j-o-k-e!! he can’t see webb is better then ponder…. both frazier and ponder are killing this team!!!!!! we have dumb people coahing this team! thats the problem! idiots!!

  22. By scviking on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    ROSENTHALL FALL whatever we r getin younger dude. its a safe plan

  23. By BlueBird7 on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway

    Thanks for bringing up the Joe Webb tape. You didn’t have to sell me on Joe.

    I have been yelling his play actions for months, and YES, take the ball away from
    Ponder and give it to Joe!!! Lets have some REAL, exciting football games!!

  24. By BlueBird7 on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    OTK

    If Joe Webb is in as QB then I agree with you. We WILL beat Chicago!!!!!

  25. By scviking on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    i agree w shawn, there IS a reason why frazier hasnt sent out webb or mbt when we somewhat have our backs against the ropes. cuz hes got the most qb iq. sorry if he gets a down incorrect. yeh i get mad too. im not a irrational red coat askin for the guillotine. i dont like any of our qbs. joes fun but NO QB

  26. By scviking on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    I admit that yes i dont want christian anymore. he doesnt have that fire that when the odds might not be in our favor he can say hey i got this. i do want joe. i was so proud last year when he almost an shouldve beat the lions when they face masked him before scoring an didnt get his flag. hes not my traditional but life is meant to be challenged. thats what the games about

  27. By vikingbob136 on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    On the NFL network, Brian Billick and Dennis Green both said that Ponder is not a franchise QB. He was chosen 12th because the Vikes needed a QB at the time.
    Green even went so far as to say to give Webb a shot.

  28. By pinkerton on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    is it possible we can see webb show his flare? doubtful. like the odds of us watching ponder dismantle the bears

  29. By viktor on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    of course we drafted him outta desperation

  30. By vikingbob136 on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    I know we are all biased because we are all Viking fans.
    With that said, Chris Carter is a 1st ballot HOF er.
    Can you imagine if Favre was his QB for 8-12 years? The numbers would be staggering.Probably better than Jerry Rice (his numbers)

  31. By Bigfan1 on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    I hope Chris Carter gets it this year, he belongs there.

  32. By pinkerton on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    man if we had chris and moss’s bhind with brett we would have beaten the dumb dirty byrds an then went on to take away elways championship. my opinion

  33. By novascotiavike on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    (Frazier)…..”Wobschall, I’ve come up with a solution to our QB controversy and I want you to have the “scoop”….

    (Wobschall)…..”That’s a FANTASTIC SOLUTION !!! …..”I LOVE IT” !!!!!

    (Frazier)…..”You haven’t heard it yet”.

    (Wobschall)…..” But I KNOW it’l be great, even if 99.9% of the fans disagree” !!

    (Frazier)…..” I’m going to start an aardvark at QB against the Bears”.

    (Wobschall)…..”PURE GENIUS !!!! I’ll teach him to do “the sprinkler” !!!!

  34. By vikingbob136 on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    @ Pinkerton
    I think we would have beat Denver in 98 Super Bowl if we hadn’t lost to the Falcons.

  35. By Riddle on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s a Riddle:

    Who had a bigger effect on the out come of these games?

    Joe Webb v.s Philly

    Ponder v.s San Fran

    Hint: One was more of a team win than the other one.

  36. By Spencer on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Hows the weather Nova?

  37. By JE on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    UNLEASH JOE WEBB!!!! HOW CAN ANYONE SAY THIS GUY CANT PLAY QB. WHY??? WHAT DID HE DO IN THE 3 STARTS THAT HE GOT TO MAKE ANYONE THINK HE CANT PLAY???

  38. By novascotiavike on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Lots of rain, Spence.

  39. By JE on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    I just dont understand how a young 25 year old QB gets 3 stinkin starts and people say he cant play!!…GIVE THE BALL TO WEBB!! At least hes fun to watch!! Watching Ponder is like watching paint dry. Since when is passing for 100 yards in a game acceptable??

  40. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Nova good to see ya over here. IMO the ardvark idea is bad. Not sure what Wobby is thinking.

  41. By Ponder aka 3 and out on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    i don’t understand why they named Ponder as starting qb again this year without even bringing another qb in to compete for the job. you don’t give someone that kind of power just because he was a #12 draft pick. Frazier is putting his job on the line bigtime

  42. By OTKalil2012 on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_22116924/minnesota-vikings-percy-harvins-status-still-up-air

  43. By Spencer on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Impossible to win games when the leader of the offense, and the leader of the defense is hurt.

  44. By JE on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    How as a coaching staff do you lose game after game when your QB is throwing for 80 yards and you dont bench him?? HOW DO YOU KEEP RUNNING HIM BACK OUT THERE??? ….WHY??…..BENCH PONDER!!!!

  45. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    JE … did benching McNabb help last season? Just asking … not defending Ponder. The P3cker loss was clearly Ponders fault.

    I will not defend Ponder anymore … I defended him last week because the Bear game was not entirely his fault.

    Id say 3 losses this season can be directly tied to Ponder … including the P3cker game.

  46. By Spencer on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, what are your thoughts on gun control?

  47. By Immure on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    It’s because Coaches have more patience in letting and seeing how a player develops then fans do.

  48. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    My defense is more for Frazier than anything … I think he knows.

    He deflected OL and Secondary issues last year but put focus on those areas in the offseason.

    He deflected DC issues last year but got a new DC in the offseason …

    Frazier knows. I still believe.

  49. By Immure on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer- When did Winfield get hurt?

  50. By ryan on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    did anyone watch web last year in the last game against the bears, he was a joke against a depleted team. Joe Webb hasn’t even played enough to be game planned against, give ponder the rest of the season at least. Theres still a chance for the playoffs and a qb change would ruin team morale.

  51. By Immure on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Hopefully Frazier addresses the OC issues this offseason

  52. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer … Guns dont kill people. Bad things happen its not the guns fault. I think our society is to blame for hypocrisy and the corporate assault on lower and middle cla’ss people.

    Our leaders say dont kill … yet all America does is start war with everyone who disagree’s … our “leaders” drop bombs on and kill innocent people every single day. Hypocrites

    I believe the purpose for the second amendment isnt for hunting but to keep people armed to resist a tyranical government …

  53. By Spencer on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Preach.

  54. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Canada has as many guns as America … and less than 10% the homicide rate.

    America is run by corporations and corporations are run by greed … people follow the “leaders” example.

    “Get rich or die trying”-50

  55. By Tomcat on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    If Chris Carter doesn`t deserve the HOF then neither does Unitas, Butkus, or Montana.

  56. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer … Unlike some my “liberal” label doesnt mean I have to agree with every single party line. It seems the conservatives have taught their followers to obey. As its very rare to hear a “conservative” ever go against party lines.

    Although it is nice to see some Reps starting to leave Grover.

  57. By Spencer on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Did you hear was Costas had to say about gun control? It was a joke.

  58. By vikingfanforlife on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman certainly is keeping a low profile about Ponder. Gabby Hayes might say,”lower than a snakes belly in a wagon rut.” Best thing for the “team” Frazier was to pull Ponder and give the TeaM a chance to win. Can you imagine how uplifting it would have been for the TEAM if they won the Packer and or Bears game. Don’t talk about doing the best thing for the T E A M when what you really are doing is what’s best for the individual. Don’t forget the biggest TEAM is the fans.

  59. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    no i didnt hear costas

  60. By H.M.G. on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    If CC does not get in this year the HoF should be burned to the ground.
    It is total bull$hit he is not already in it.

  61. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Stick to football!!!

  62. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    I completely agree with one of the above posts– Wobbles put this article up as a distraction from Ponder— I thought the same thing. Besides, it is typical WOBBLES MO– he always puts a new blog up when fans say something he doesn’t like.

  63. By Parkway on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply
    Spencer … Guns dont kill people. Bad things happen its not the guns fault. I think our society is to blame for hypocrisy and the corporate assault on lower and middle cla’ss people.
    Our leaders say dont kill … yet all America does is start war with everyone who disagree’s … our “leaders” drop bombs on and kill innocent people every single day. Hypocrites
    I believe the purpose for the second amendment isnt for hunting but to keep people armed to resist a tyranical government …

    Said Brilliantly. And that Costa speech almost made me vomit.

  64. By vikingsmt37 on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Webb!!, had to repost his clutchness in this video, thas tsomething Ponder has NEVER had. Notice the plays that are on 3rd and 4th down, make it happen this Sunday.

  65. By Parkway on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply
    Wobschall were you a Viking fan before you were paid to be? or are you a Viking fan because you’re paid?

    __________________________________________________________________

    My hunch is that he never watched football in his life before he got the job.

  66. By 1vikingsfan on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Wow is someone watching MNF? They really treat bad RG3. His career will end some what like Michael Vick. They do not protect him.

  67. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    INDUCT CARTER

    PAY PERCY

    FIRE FRAZIER

    CUT POND

  68. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Cedric Griffen

  69. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    I just love watching Eli making throws Pond would never dream of making.

    Single Coverage? I think ill just dump it off to the back.

  70. By rye on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Carter should be in the HOF!

    Frazier should bench Ponder. Ponder looked defeated in the third quarter. The kid is LOSSED! Vikings are still in playoff contention and WEBB could give a needed spark to a passing game that is Terrible. There is no way webb could play worse than Ponder. It doesn’t get much worse than how ponder is playing right now!

  71. By Nicholas on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Cut Ponder (try Webb and/or MBT)

    Fire Musgrave

    Keep Frazier…as DC

    Obtain Gruden, Cowher, or some other proven individual as HC

    Pay Percy.

    WR, DT, OG, MLB, CB Plz.

  72. By realviking on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    The bad thing about Ponder is he folks everyone saying he wants to do better.
    When they ask him do he watch or follow any other quarterback in the NFL he says no.
    Now we all know that every good quarterback has watched another good quarterback and most NFL quarterbacks watch how other quarterbacks play.
    This guy haven’t learned a thing he makes the same mistakes and more, maybe that’s just his game to throw unbalanced throws, look like a chicken with its head cut off after his first read.

    Get Ponder out of here now, we’re becoming the laughing stock of the NFL. We look so stupid other teams get excited when they see Ponder out their instead of Webb.

  73. By PurplHaze on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    CC is DEFINITELY deserving! I hope it’s your time this year, Chris! SKOL!!!

  74. By PurplHaze on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    For everybody that thinks Webb should now be our quarterback, “Ponder” this for a moment…

    MAYBE JOE WEBB IS THE DEEP THREAT RECEIVER OUR OFFENSE HAS BEEN MISSING ALL SEASON!!!

  75. By realviking on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    37 seconds left and the Giants are still trying to get points, why can’t our team be like that they could have a minute left they come out ready for half time.

  76. By wacky on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    i hope briggs takes ponders knees out!!! then!!! ,,,,then….. we will get webb!!

  77. By Immure on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Can we quit with the hire Gruden, Cowher, ect. Its not gonna happen the Vikings never hire anyone who has been an accomplished Head Coach in the NFL (except for Bud Grant the second time.) They either promote from within or give a someone else their first shot as a coach.

  78. By PurplHaze on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    ^^^ We’ll never find that out, because Frasier has other plans. And we should play Joe where he was originally intended to play, or trade him.

    The NFL’s biggest waste of talent and ability (just not QB talent and ability), hands down, is Joe Webb!

  79. By Nicholas on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Never say never. Although we did hire from within…we did get a GENERAL MANAGER.

    Vikings: Please hire a proven individual as HC!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  80. By realviking on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    @PurplHaze

    Harvin is our deep threat he was our deep that when Favre was here. They don’t use him that way no more because they don’t have anyone to get it to him.

    Harvin runs a 4.3 40 let him stretch the field.
    Web showed what he can do when he’s in games all this time we’ve been wasting on Ponder could’ve been experience for Webb if he failed then we could’ve drafted a quarterback at least we would lose out like we did wasting a 1st round pick on Ponder.
    That’s a pick we could’ve used on another position our we could’ve traded it for more pick to fill more needs.

  81. By Nicholas on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder for Backup QB!!!

    Frazier for DC/Assistant HC!!

    Proven Individual for HC!!

    Fire Musgrave!

    Pay Percy

    Induct Carter

  82. By Immure on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Yes, a GM that we promoted from within.

  83. By Nicholas on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Doesn’t matter, it was still something that the Vikings organization was not willing to do for a loooooooong time.

  84. By PurplHaze on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    realviking? How long have you been following this team?

    Harvin was not the deep threat when Favre was our QB, Sidney Rice was! But we were too stupid to keep the proven deep threat we had, and traded him away. Another fairly recent mistake Vikings staff is responsible for!

  85. By Ponder aka 3 and out on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    it Frazier keeps playing Ponder, we will lose are talented players like Harvin, some if not all players want to play on a team that has a shot on the ring. forget about getting a good free agent as long as Ponder is qb

  86. By Nicholas on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    I was up in arms about Sidney Rice @ the beginning, too. However, he has proven to still be injury prone. Rice’s agent is a D-Bag as well.

  87. By MuskyFever on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    I second everything that Nicholas said… all those things should happen

  88. By Ponder aka 3 and out on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    if we hired Gruden, he would bring in his own qb

  89. By MuskyFever on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Personally I think we should draft a WR in the first round of next years draft and then go after a QB. We can’t draft a QB in the first round and pass on a talented wide out. If we do we, again, will have no weapons for the “new” QB to use.

    it has been proven that QBs can play well drafted out of the first. Brady was a 6th round pick. Capernick was a 2nd round pick, R. Wilson was a 3rd round pick… Get a wide out first, then go after a QB. But we are never going to get anywhere and potentially lose good players (Harvin) with Ponder at the Helm. Get him out of there and get us back on track.

    Fraizer better grow a pair and Put in someone else…. I don;t even care who at this point. I am not a huge fan of Webb, but anything is better than Ponder and is limp arm

  90. By Nicholas on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    @ Ponder AKA…GOOD! We need a Head Coach with an eye for talent @ the QB position.

  91. By Nicholas on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    I bet Greg Mcelroy turns out to be better than Ponder.

  92. By rye on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    it is almost as if the coaching staff never stopped playing this season like it was a rebuilding year. One has to wonder why they would not pull the QB to stop the bleading when the running game was not ony winning the game, but DOMINATING the packers weak defense! Ponder lost that game with two terrible picks. Maybe worse, he showed us his weak arm when he under threw a wide open AP deep.

    This young vikings team is good and has the potential to beat anyone even with a pathetic passing attack when the rushing game and defense show up. It’s too bad for AP, Harvin, Allen and all the guys that play so hard and have earned these wins that the coaching staff didn’t make a move (even for a half) that would have improved the chances of winning the game!

  93. By Riddle on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    By Riddle on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s a Riddle:

    Who had a bigger effect on the out come of these games?

    Joe Webb v.s Philly

    Ponder v.s San Fran

    Hint: One was more of a team win than the other one.
    __________________________________________________________________

    The Answer is: Ponder

    While every win is a team win, Joe had more help from his team in the win against the Eagles then Ponder did in the win against the 49ers.

    To bad no one got the correct answer because you miss out on the lovely grand prize……

    Dance instructions with the man himself the Great Mike Wobschall.

  94. By Ponder aka 3 and out on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    wow, Manning just hit Cruz on a 65 yard bomb and hit him on stride

  95. By Ponder aka 3 and out on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    when Gruden was the HC at Tampa, he used to run the drills with himself as qb. he looked darn good too!

  96. By liito on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Mr. Frazier,
    1. Mr. Spielman’s draft class of 2012 is good but the 2nd year quarterback experiment is regressing. If the quarterback is holding the team back, make the change. Take courage because it is the right thing to do. Arrogance is not the way to go. How will the next 4 games make Christian demonstrate that he is the franchise quarterback? The impression I have thus far is that he was a LONG REACH #12 first round draft selection. He needs a lot of help. He needs a mentor.

    2. Who evaluated him then (draft pick 2011), and who is evaluating him now?

    3. I don’t like to see him get booed. He talks bravely, but his plays are erratic. The decision to change quarterback is not rocket science, simply use common sense.

  97. By Ponder aka 3 and out on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    it will not help if Ponder has a mentor, he does not have the physical skill set to play the game

  98. By Nicholas on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    I think Ponder should hang out with Sage Rosenfels this off season for some tutoring. Sage can teach Ponder how to be one of the best back-up QBs in the league!

  99. By Spencer on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Guys: Ponder just got engaged.

  100. By Ponder aka 3 and out on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    i hope she has alot of money, Ponder is no fool, he will be totality out of football by 2016

  101. By Nicholas on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder has a Masters degree to compensate for his noodle arm, though. She can’t go wrong.

  102. By 03 on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Just saw Frazier on the video, wow, he still says that Ponder is the guy, he has a confidence on him…. How many time do we need to hear that? Really?

  103. By realviking on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Rice was and still is a possession receiver.
    A deep threat is a receiver who has speed to get behind defenses.
    I can list some deep threats and possession or flankers for you if you want.

  104. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    a deep threat can be a guy with jump ball ability … its not all about speed. Rice was a deep threat. but who knows when Sidney will play … that was and is his problem

  105. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Who did Ponder get engaged to? A Packer DB ?

  106. By realviking on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    So was Keyshawn Johnson a deep that

  107. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    no Keyshaw was posession … just look at YPC … over 15 = deep threat and under 15 equals possession … possession guys are around 12ypc

  108. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Rice career average per catch 14.6 … so he is borderline

    you are not wrong realvike and neither am i …

    Keyshawn 13.0

  109. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    randy moss … 15.6

  110. By H.M.G. on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Guys this draft has no top tier QB. They are all around a Jimmy Clausen level of talent.
    Geno Smith is a product of the air raid offense.
    Matt Barkley’s arm is weaker then Ponders.
    Tyler Wilson may be good but who knows. He didn’t seem to handle the pressure of losing his HC and WRs that well.
    Ponder is the guy till a better option shows up and as Spielman has said he is giving Ponder his 3 years to develop. So no matter how much you complain its not going to affect Spielman’s plan.
    With any luck the team will be stronger when the get a new QB in 2014.

  111. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    CC … 12.6

  112. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    I think our QB situation will lead to a QB in the draft … 3rd round or later. Tom Brady was 6th round … so anything is possible

  113. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    what about the texas a/m kid?

  114. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Be nice to Ponder– it’s not his fault he is driving the car. Blame the parents.

  115. By realviking on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn your right he did end up a deep threat but he was drafted as a possession receiver.

    Harvin was drafted to stretch the field because of his speed.

  116. By Shawn on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    can i blame my parents?

  117. By realviking on Dec 3, 2012 | Reply

    I hate the fact that it seems like its always our team in thus position we always have someone holding us back.

    We reach for players and when they don’t workout we continue to ride them, we sometimes draft players only because its a need not because the player is good. We could’ve teased those picks for more picks but instead we reach.

    I can name so many players we reached and wasted 1st and 2nd round picks on who didn’t pan out. We just get hyped up only to be let down, so disappointing.

  118. By Haystack Calhoun on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    Fraizer you are a clown.Think Ponder is this and that you SICK.

  119. By Shawn on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    realviking … i think its focused perception … as a viking fan we remember every single move so the negative memories are always there but just casually looking at other teams we only know their success’ …

    but other than one year with Favre we havent had a good QB for a long time.

    Culpepper was exposed after Moss left ….

    Cunningham for a year … and then what … back to Warren Moon

  120. By Haystack Calhoun on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    I guess Percy should have told you a piece of his mind because you don’t get it.Ponder has made us missed the playoff you dummy.

  121. By Haystack Calhoun on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s your chance to get right fire yourself.

  122. By realviking on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn we have been missing a quarterback but our coaches continued to pass on good quarterbacks.
    We know that every team must have a quarterback so what is the punt of us having scouts these huts have been missing good quarterbacks over and over again.
    Every year a quarterback emerges and Vikings fans say we could’ve had that guy well when are we going to get that guy.
    Some picks are just obvious us drafting AP it wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to draft him, Harvin or Kalil they were clearly the best players on the board.

  123. By H.M.G. on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    @Shawn
    Teax A&M QB Johnny Manziel is only a Freshman so maybe in 2 more years he could be an option but as of right now he is not draft eligible.

  124. By H.M.G. on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    Correction
    *Texas not Teax*

  125. By purplehaze! on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    #7 keeps saying he must play better…he must get better…the problem is…he can’t:
    he has reached the apex of his talent level…his arm/eyes and instincts will not permit it…IMHO. as for Fraziier; i think he is the proverbial puppet on a string; while i don’t think he is right for the HC, he is being told to stay with #7 by Ricky, who in turn may be pressured by the master who handed him the bag of gold…GO VIKES!!!

  126. By Parkway on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    Look at Landy Jones, Tyler Bray, Mike Glennon. It’s possible to get at least one of these guys in the 2nd round. They are all big proto-typical QBs at 6-5 and all have cannon arms. Let’s start there since you cannot teach those two things and the rest can be taught or improved on.

  127. By SmileyStar on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    I’m in DC surrounded by Redskins fans, they’ve been horrible for years, worse than the Vikings. They drafted to suit their offense, RG3 and Morris. Unlike the Vikings they looked for raw talent to develop. The Vikings pass on raw talent(Joe) and instead look for a smart guy(Master’s degree) to develop. Folks have been posting highlight reels of Joe, what’s amazing about those highlight reels is that it’s pure raw talent. The highlight reel is full of ‘are you kidding me plays’ from a QB that only saw the field as a result of injuries. If it was Frazier’s choice I think Ponder would be the backup to Webb. His presser eluded to all the issues that coaching staff is having with Ponder. Joe may be an ok WR but no star, he has been and will be a QB. UAB tried using him as a wideout, Webb is more dangerous as a QB, passing and running. I’d rather watch Joe play then the heartless Ponder suck the passion out of this football team. Joe plays because he wants to win, Ponder plays because he doesn’t want to lose.

  128. By Parkway on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    @smileystar: Exactly, and they created an offense that works for RG3. Webb could be running the same pistol style formations only we have Harvin and AD that could be in the background with Webb. They say speed kills…. well that lineup would be murdering defenses.

    It would at least be a he|| of a lot more exciting to watch than it is now. But it will never happen because Frazier doesn’t know offense whatsoever and Musgrave doesn’t have a creative bone in his body.

  129. By realviking on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    That’s what I’ve been saying just beside a guy us book smart does not mean he can play football.

    Their was never a point in college where Ponder was rated 1st round talent. What ever scouts had him ranked that high should be fired.

    Frazier lied so many times in his press conference and as fans that’s not what we want if the guy won’t play the best players then he obviously don’t want what’s best for team.

  130. By bare rug on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    I want to see ponder get his head ripped off by urlacker in sundays game//////

  131. By bare rug on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    than we can use what is left to ferilize the garden instead of horse shlt//// same thing.

  132. By Muskyfever on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    Is it just me, or growing up when there was a great ball player of any sport they were usually idiots… ot like big dumb ogars.. but simply minor idiots. They were always the best players on the team. Then there was the smart ones who could play pretty well, but were never at the level that the idiot was??? Well that smart non talented one is Ponder. I will take athletisism and ball skills over smarts any day of the week. Just look at RGIII’s eyes. I know he isin’t stupid by any means… but who do you think would win in a battle of witts, Ponder of RGIII??? Now after that is done, who do you think would win on sheer talent at the QB position…????

    Yep, thats what I thought too

  133. By sdvikefan on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    Another loss. Shocker. AP was huge. Shocker. CP was marginal. Shocker. Green Bay is still the PACKERS. I know, I would hate it too…. OUT

  134. By Frederick Jones on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Carter HOF?

    C’mon Man! He should already be in!

  135. By vikess86 on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    HEy VIkings fans. PLease Scream to the top of your lungs this sunday. START JOE WEBB START JOE WEBB. And if we are down in the second half. and ponder starts. Just walk out the stadium in protest. Wilf and frazier will wake up. Oh yeah peterson might stop running. Cause i know he is tired of carrying ponder.

  136. By Caleb on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    Can we please start Joe Webb he is the real Deal. Ponder had his chance and Minnesota fans want Joe Webb now he is our only chance. Just look what he can do hes got the motor to lead us down the field and win games

  137. By Caleb die hard vikings fan on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    It’s not the coaches I love our coaches! The problem is Christian Ponder he’s not that good maybe smart to graduate college early, but that’s it he is not a football player. If the coaching staff wants to keep their jobs for next season it is time to make the switch to Joe Webb NOW!!!!! I have talked to so many die hard vikings fans and everyone seems to be pointing to the direction of JOE WEBB PLEASE START HIM THIS WEEK AT HOME AGAINST THE BEARS!!!!!!!

  138. By ccfan80 on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    if Cris Carter doesnt get in this time there is something seriously wrong with the voters

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