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06:58 AM ET 06.12 | At one point on Tuesday, Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel each threw an interception in rapid succession, much to the delight of the defense. Had it not been one drill in a harmless OTA in early June, Frazier might have required a dose of antacid. But those mistakes served to remind that, even in a mundane summer workout, the quarterback quandary continues to hover as the Vikings attempt to discern whether Ponder can be entrusted as a long-term solution at that position. That question was supposed to be answered last season. The well-worn narrative didn't play out that way though, because Ponder's collective performance reflected too many extremes to draw concrete conclusions. He was alternately awful and outstanding, and often times stuck in between.

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June 12, 2013  07:58 AM ET

Ahh yes - the eternal QB question of "Which one of these guys sucks less"...

June 12, 2013  08:06 AM ET

Peterson right. Peterson left. Peterson right. Peterson left.

What's so hard about that?

June 12, 2013  08:14 AM ET

Fraiser will need antacid this year. I'm investing in Tums. BIG TIME. I'll be rich!

June 12, 2013  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Ahh yes - the eternal QB question of "Which one of these guys sucks less"...

Which at least 25% of teams are trying to answer at any given time

June 12, 2013  09:00 AM ET

Quandary is a word used when you are in a quandary as to what to say or write. Just come out and say it Mr. Scroggins: Ponder can really suuuk too often, and Cassel was a one hit wonder, the vikings have a lot of things but not a worthy QB.

June 12, 2013  09:25 AM ET

They can always pick up Tebow once Bill gets tired of the 24/7 media circus and cuts the newly acquired Team Prayer Leader.

June 12, 2013  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Which at least 25% of teams are trying to answer at any given time

Good estimate...

June 12, 2013  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They can always pick up Tebow once Bill gets tired of the 24/7 media circus and cuts the newly acquired Team Prayer Leader.

Ha!

June 12, 2013  11:08 AM ET

The better QB is usually the one on the bench, just ask the fans.

June 12, 2013  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The better QB is usually the one on the bench, just ask the fans.

Well if the coaches would stop listening to us we wouldn't be proven wrong so often.

June 12, 2013  12:06 PM ET

Ponder will win out. Cassel is happy in the backup roll.

June 12, 2013  01:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Ponder will win out. Cassel is happy in the backup roll.

I think that's the job they are both most qualified for.

June 12, 2013  01:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I think that's the job they are both most qualified for.

Both are competing for the backup job. Poop vs vomit.

June 12, 2013  02:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Ahh yes - the eternal QB question of "Which one of these guys sucks less"...

Sounds a lot like our presidential elections...

June 12, 2013  03:04 PM ET

Ponder will make his mistakes in practice learn by them and be fine. He is very smart.

June 12, 2013  03:05 PM ET

Vikes niners in playoff's.

June 12, 2013  03:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Sounds a lot like our presidential elections...

I believe you are onto something here...

 
June 13, 2013  12:28 AM ET

Quandary as in what OchoPsycho is in.

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