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12-02-2012, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Live in the Now View Post
He may not be able to hit anyone deep, but how would we know? The only chance he gets is when his all-world running back breaks through coverage and has a chance to get it, but that's pretty unlikely. Peterson's long reception for this season is 20 yards. There's not a single guy on the Vikings right now who I'd expect to catch a pass for more than 10 yards and that's the honest truth.

I get that Ponder likes checkdowns, but there isn't a team with a worse group of receivers than the Vikings without Harvin. It's hard to judge a QB properly in such a scenario.
How many Viking games have you seen? By the sounds of things, few to none.

Vikes WRs are terrible. But that does not hide the fact that Ponder can't push the ball downfield even then they do get open. His arm strength is attrocious. Prior to Ponder, Harvin's primary game was as a deep threat (how he cut his teeth with Favre). Simpson was brought in specifically to be the deep threat.

Bottom line, with Ponder under center, your eliminate everything in the playbook further than 20 yards downfield. He simply cannot complete those throws.

He may not be the worst QB in the league, but he is close. And shown little to no development thus far. He is a bust.

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