by Duluth News Tribune
January 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
NFL: Christian Ponder’s future as the Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback may have been sewn up without him even throwing a pass. Continue Reading
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“But at some point, you would like to complete some passes…” Good Lord, does that ever sum up the Vikes last game for the season! Frazier probably deserves a year or two extension — but certainly not a big five year, multi-million payoff. Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave, in my opinion, was just that — offensive. Granted he didn’t have much on the shelf for quarterback, but who’s fault is that? He’s got all year (actually, two) to figure out what most of us amateur O.C.’s knew — Webb IS NO QUARTERBACK! And unless you spend a tremendous amount of specialized quarterback coaching with him, he will never be. If you can’t or won’t spend that kind of dedicated attention to coaching to a higher potential, then cut him loose or move him to receiver, where he could likely excel with less intensive coaching. Webb has had a pretty good record when playing quarterback, as well as receiver — actually holds some Conference USA records and was ranked 12th in the nation as a QB. My brother, who lives in Birmingham, saw some of his games at UAB and in warmups, Webb could stand at the 20 yard line and throw the ball through the opposite goal posts. Most teams would drool for that kind of athlete and the Vike’s coaching braintrusts need to work with him in earnest, or let him go somewhere he can have a chance to really succeed. My point is this: The playoff game loss was not Webb’s fault totally. The coaches share 50% or more of the blame, in my opinion.
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