Category: Christian Ponder

Matt Cassel on Being Christian Ponder’s Backup and Why he Chose to Join the Vikings

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

A few years after emerging from a backup role in New England to lead the Patriots to an 11-5 record sans Tom Brady, Matt Cassel is a backup yet again after a failed stint in Kansas City. Cassel has been told that Christian Ponder is the No. 1 guy for ...

Christian Ponder has Full Confidence in the Front Office as the Vikings Look to Replace Percy Harvin

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Percy Harvin is a particularly difficult player to replace, which is a big reason why lots of Vikings fans are probably a little frustrated that the versatile and super-talented wide receiver was shipped off to the Seattle Seahawks earlier this week. And while it's obvious quarterback Christian Ponder knows replacing ...

Christian Ponder on Percy Harvin: “Those are Tough Shoes to Fill and We Don’t Want to Fill Them”

Monday, February 18th, 2013

The Minnesota Vikings took a big, unexpected leap forward in 2012. And while MVP Adrian Peterson was the key to a playoff season, young quarterback Christian Ponder also found a groove, especially late in the year. Ponder, though, admits he still has plenty of room to improve. That'll be an ...

Christian Ponder Explains His Swollen Arm and the Decision to Sit Out of Vikings’ Playoff Loss to the Packers

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

The picture in front of you is Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback Christian Ponder's right arm. Ponder was drawing some criticism for not finding a way to fight through his elbow pain and play in last Saturday night's playoff loss to the Packers. After seeing the image, it's hard to blame ...

Christian Ponder Says the Vikings Offense, Not the Packers Defense, Was What Changed in Week 17

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Christian Ponder is taking care of business and avoiding mistakes, but he's also making big throws for the Minnesota Vikings as they enter the playoffs. He's 16 of 23 on third down the last two weeks, so this Minnesota team clearly goes beyond Adrian Peterson. Christian Ponder joined Paul Allen on ...

Christian Ponder Accepts the Blame for Minnesota’s Loss to Green Bay

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

It's intriguing to think of where the Minnesota Vikings might be this year if they had a bona fide quarterback. Christian Ponder has had his share of rough games, and shouldered the blame for another loss on Sunday, this time to Green Bay. He completed 12 of 25 pass attempts ...

Christian Ponder Insists Girlfriend, Samantha Steele, Isn’t Affecting His Play

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

The Minnesota Vikings are sliding after a red-hot start, and their young quarterback has been a big reason for the drop-off. Christian Ponder is once again taking heat for his play, after it seemed he was turning a corner to start his second season, and now -- despite the fact ...

Christian Ponder On Justin Smith Sunday Against San Francisco: “He Got Shut Down”

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Quietly, the Minnesota Vikings are 2-1 and tied for first place in the NFC North. And although he was a question mark heading into the season, second-year quarterback Christian Ponder has excelled early. Minnesota somehow stopped the red-hot San Francisco 49ers Sunday, as Ponder had what was undoubtedly his best ...

Christian Ponder Has Confidence to Lead Vikings Into the Upcoming Season

Monday, July 30th, 2012

It was largely a season to forget last year for rookie Christian Ponder. The young quarterback was thrust into action earlier than was probably prudent, and he struggled as a result. But the good news for Vikings fans is Ponder got some valuable experience last year, which one would assume ...

Minnesota Vikings Quarterback Christian Ponder is Confident in his Offensive Line, Adrian Peterson’s Determination and the Value of OTAs

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Christian Ponder didn't exactly rock anyone's world as a rookie in charge of the Minnesota Vikings' offense in 2011. But in Ponder's defense, it was a tough situation. Not only were the Vikings a team in transition, but, due to the lockout, they also didn't have an offseason to properly ...