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12-03-2012, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
It really doesn't matter when you have Ponder in the game. 9 points with under five minutes to go is impossible if you don't have a QB who can lead the team down the field.
But the point is he doesn't need to lead the team down the field. Just needs 24 yards from where he's standing plus maybe 10-15 to get into Walsh's field goal range. If you're relying on an onside kick, you've got two time outs and the 2 minute warning (it was 2:01 remaining) so you can still put the ball in AP's hands. Ponder's not going to march it 50+ yards down the field, but if you play to your team's strengths, he doesn't have to.

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