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07:21 AM ET 04.30 | Though the Vikings have talked about Christian Ponder being game ready because of his intelligence and pro-style experience, offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave endorses the Vikings adding a veteran quarterback into the mix. That veteran would join Ponder, Joe Webb and Rhett Bomar. It's unclear whether the Vikings would prefer a backup to be a veteran presence for Ponder or for a Donovan McNabb type to play for a few years while Ponder waits.

St. Paul Pioneer Press

Christian Ponder, Joe Robbins/Getty Images Christian Ponder, Joe Robbins/Getty Images
April 30, 2011  07:25 AM ET

They've proven they'll take ANY QB...

April 30, 2011  07:55 AM ET

If you want to put points up...Draft Alex Henrey from NE...All you have to do is get the ball past the 50 yard mark and he'll put up 3 for ya...

April 30, 2011  07:55 AM ET

I'll have to Ponder this for a few moments, before I make my usual smart **** remark!

April 30, 2011  07:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'll have to Ponder this for a few moments, before I make my usual smart **** remark!

Don't let that stop you...

April 30, 2011  08:03 AM ET

McFlabb will be in Viking purple this year. and than do a Fav.....OPP"S I almost said the name that should never be spoken!

April 30, 2011  08:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

McFlabb will be in Viking purple this year. and than do a Fav.....OPP"S I almost said the name that should never be spoken!

If you say it 3x out loud he'll turn you into a lizard...

April 30, 2011  08:20 AM ET

I was really surprised by their drafting Ponder. I was even more surprised by Newton going first and Mallett dropping as far as he did.

April 30, 2011  08:53 AM ET

Now's usually the time that Jeff George starts calling sports talk radio shows to let everyone know he's well-rested and ready to play again.

April 30, 2011  09:01 AM ET

Yesterday Black Hat questioned Ponder's arm strength. I finally found this video that should demonstrate that his arm strength is sufficient.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-Jar435rnc

April 30, 2011  09:03 AM ET

Let me try to link it.

April 30, 2011  09:05 AM ET

Joe Webb.

April 30, 2011  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Yesterday Black Hat questioned Ponder's arm strength. I finally found this video that should demonstrate that his arm strength is sufficient.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-Jar435rnc

Star Tribune say's hes injury prone! and you know that's one of Otis's favorite papers!

April 30, 2011  10:02 AM ET

*said.

April 30, 2011  10:05 AM ET

Just say it: the Vikings want Brett Favre for another year.

April 30, 2011  10:08 AM ET

I found some video of the guy in charge of Viking player personnel...



...Go figure!!!!

April 30, 2011  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Yesterday Black Hat questioned Ponder's arm strength. I finally found this video that should demonstrate that his arm strength is sufficient.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-Jar435rnc

The number one and two and three things that matter in a QB? Accuracy. If he has that then he will be fine.

April 30, 2011  10:54 AM ET

One would think the Vikings would be tired of "veteran" QBs by now.

April 30, 2011  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

The number one and two and three things that matter in a QB? Accuracy. If he has that then he will be fine.

He is pretty accurate. Over 60% in his career including 68.8% in 2009. I think it will be interesting to watch him develop. If he stays healthy I think he will surprise most people.

April 30, 2011  11:44 AM ET

I love spam sandwich! That's living!!!

 
April 30, 2011  11:47 AM ET

Fiddley Frack!!!!


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The on-again, off-again NFL lockout is on again.

Hours after NFL players reported to work for the first time in nearly two months, the league announced late Friday the lockout would resume immediately, thanks to an appeals court ruling in the league's favor.

"Looks like we're unemployed again," tweeted Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards, scheduled to become a free agent.

The move capped a chaotic week that began with U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson lifting the 45-day lockout on Monday. She denied the NFL's appeal on Wednesday and the league took halting steps toward getting back to football Friday.

Then the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis granted the NFL's request for a temporary stay of Nelson's injunction order. The appeals court is expected to rule next week on the NFL's request for a more permanent stay that would last through its appeal of the injunction, a process expected to take 6-8 weeks.

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