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Post by Guest on Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:18 pm

Ponder vows to play more relaxed
Posted by: Mark Craig under NFC Updated: October 23, 2013 - 3:46 PM


Christian Ponder has pretty much seen it all the past four games. And he's not done yet.
He's been the starter/alleged long-term answer at quarterback. He's been the injured quarterback. He's been the healed, but benched quarterback. And now, because of Josh Freeman's concussion, he's now returned as the starting quarterback for Sunday night's game against Green Bay, a team that he helped beat with a playoff  berth on the line in Week 17 a year ago.

"It feels good," Ponder said after practice. "I want to be on the field, and this is my opportunity to get back out there again. I think it was good for me to kind of take a step back for a couple weeks and take a deep breath and learn from those first three games and get out there and play better. I’m excited for this opportunity. What a great way to come back out against the Packers at home. It’ll be fun."

Ponder also vowed to be more relaxed and have fun playing the game again. Asked if that's because he's already been benched and basically has nothing to lose, he said, "It couldn't get any worse than that. That's probably fair to say. I think I was playing with a lot of pressure on myself before and never felt in sync. Now is the opportunity to take that deep breath and go out and have fun again. I already got benched, so it can't get worse than that."

Ponder's best game as a pro came in last year's regular-season finale when he tied a career high for touchdown passes (three), set a career high in passer rating and went turnover free in the win over the Packers at the Metrodome.

"The biggest thing for me is to play more relaxed," he said. "I feel like I came out here running the scout team and stuff and practiced relaxed and then came out here running the first team and practiced relaxed, too. That’s going to be big for me.

"It's been an interesting ride. Obviously it swung away from me, it swings back and it's time to grab a hold of it and not let it swing away from me again. It's been obviously up and down. I think it's true to say that I was frustrated and down but I didn't let that effect me. I know this is an opportunity to step back and improve on some things and I did. It's got to translate out to the field though. I'm excited."

Ponder was supposed to start in last years playoff game vs Green Bay. Now he'll have his opportunity to step up his game, redeem his promise of late last season and (as he stated) play a more relaxed, pressure free football game. If this Christian Ponder can pull that off, take command of this offense, give the defense something to worry about and clearly show why he won the starting QB position,,,,then there could be a surprise for more than a few people,,,especially for those wearing green and gold.....

Oh and..... fuck you Green Gay


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Re: Ponder more relaxed now....?

Post by MrEd4748 on Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:33 pm

Thor11 wrote:Ponder vows to play more relaxed
Posted by: Mark Craig under NFC Updated: October 23, 2013 - 3:46 PM


Christian Ponder has pretty much seen it all the past four games. And he's not done yet.
He's been the starter/alleged long-term answer at quarterback. He's been the injured quarterback. He's been the healed, but benched quarterback. And now, because of Josh Freeman's concussion, he's now returned as the starting quarterback for Sunday night's game against Green Bay, a team that he helped beat with a playoff  berth on the line in Week 17 a year ago.

"It feels good," Ponder said after practice. "I want to be on the field, and this is my opportunity to get back out there again. I think it was good for me to kind of take a step back for a couple weeks and take a deep breath and learn from those first three games and get out there and play better. I’m excited for this opportunity. What a great way to come back out against the Packers at home. It’ll be fun."

Ponder also vowed to be more relaxed and have fun playing the game again. Asked if that's because he's already been benched and basically has nothing to lose, he said, "It couldn't get any worse than that. That's probably fair to say. I think I was playing with a lot of pressure on myself before and never felt in sync. Now is the opportunity to take that deep breath and go out and have fun again. I already got benched, so it can't get worse than that."

Ponder's best game as a pro came in last year's regular-season finale when he tied a career high for touchdown passes (three), set a career high in passer rating and went turnover free in the win over the Packers at the Metrodome.

"The biggest thing for me is to play more relaxed," he said. "I feel like I came out here running the scout team and stuff and practiced relaxed and then came out here running the first team and practiced relaxed, too. That’s going to be big for me.

"It's been an interesting ride. Obviously it swung away from me, it swings back and it's time to grab a hold of it and not let it swing away from me again. It's been obviously up and down. I think it's true to say that I was frustrated and down but I didn't let that effect me. I know this is an opportunity to step back and improve on some things and I did. It's got to translate out to the field though. I'm excited."

Ponder was supposed to start in last years playoff game vs Green Bay. Now he'll have his opportunity to step up his game, redeem his promise of late last season and (as he stated) play a more relaxed, pressure free football game. If this Christian Ponder can pull that off, take command of this offense, give the defense something to worry about and clearly show why he won the starting QB position,,,,then there could be a surprise for more than a few people,,,especially for those wearing green and gold.....

Oh and..... fuck you Green Gay


Thor
lol! Geeesus Thor, you're really delusional.   This team is so dysfunctional right now, they couldn't beat Green Bay's practice squad, or Jacksonville's for that matter.

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Re: Ponder more relaxed now....?

Post by Guest on Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:43 pm

Mr. Ed....Geeesus Thor, you're really delusional.   This team is so dysfunctional right now, they couldn't beat Green Bay's practice squad, or Jacksonville's for that matter.


As I expected that went right over your head goof ball....I simply implied (as it's obvious per the article) that Ponder MAY have a better performance based on the current situation he's now in. Was that to difficult to comprehend? Never said that the team will win or they're gonna kick the Packers ass,,,Don't see how you focused on that...but then again, horse sense isn't your strong point as you demonstrate fairly consistently bro..

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Post by RingoCStarrQB on Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:20 am

Hey Thor........for the heckuva it........just picked up some cheap tickets to the Dec 8th Ravens - Vikings game in Baltimore.    Game plan is to wear my Packers attire (as I did a couple of weeks ago when the Pack was here to beat the Ravens) just to make it perfectly clear which purple team I am NOT rooting for.   Oh how some on this chatboard must long for the great Bud Grant era.

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John BeasleyTE----04/06/1945California  
Bookie BolinOG----06/17/1940Mississippi  
Bill BrownRB----06/29/1938Illinois  
Bobby BryantDB----01/24/1944South Carolina  
Fred CoxK----12/11/1938Pittsburgh  
Gary CuozzoQB----04/26/1941Virginia  
Doug DavisOT----07/22/1944Kentucky  
Paul DicksonDT----02/26/1937Baylor  
Carl EllerDE----02/25/1942Minnesota  
Bob GrimWR----05/08/1945Oregon State  
Dale HackbartDB----07/21/1938Wisconsin  
Tom HallWR----04/03/1940Minnesota  
Jim HargroveLB----02/21/1945Howard Payne  
Billy HarrisRB----01/17/1946Colorado  
John HendersonWR----03/21/1943Michigan  
Wally HilgenbergLB----09/19/1942Iowa  
Clint JonesRB----05/24/1945Michigan State  
Joe KappQB----03/19/1938California  
Karl KassulkeDB----03/20/1941Drake  
John KirbyLB----05/30/1942Nebraska  
Kent KramerTE----07/21/1944Minnesota  
Paul KrauseDB----02/19/1942Iowa  
Gary LarsenDT----03/13/1940Concordia (IL)  
Bob LeeQB----08/07/1945Pacific  
Jim LindseyRB----11/24/1944Arkansas  
Earsell MackbeeDB----01/15/1941Utah State  
Jim MarshallDE----12/30/1937Ohio State  
Mike McGillLB----11/21/1946Notre Dame  
Dave OsbornRB----03/18/1943North Dakota  
Alan PageDT----08/07/1945Notre Dame  
Oscar ReedRB----03/24/1944Colorado State  
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Mick TingelhoffC----05/22/1940Nebraska  
Jim VelloneOG----08/20/1944Southern California  
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Gene WashingtonWR----01/25/1944Michigan State  
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Post by Guest on Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:29 am

That was a great era in Minnesota Viking football history...stellar roster for sure. But with all due disrespect Ringo....shouldn't you be at your AA meeting today?

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Post by Gbjerke on Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:20 pm

Thor11 wrote:That was a great era in Minnesota Viking football history...stellar roster for sure. But with all due disrespect Ringo....shouldn't you be at your AA meeting today?

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One error in the '69 group.
Old #77, Gary Larsen graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, not IL

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