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07:03 AM ET 07.30 | Yes, it's only July, and the pads are only freshly pulled from the locker room in Minnesota. However ... It's safe to say starting Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder remains consistently inconsistent. In Monday's 11-on-11 competition, he completed four of 12 passes. Pressure was a contributing factor. Although there was no contact on the quarterback, the action at the line of scrimmage was live. Ponder was "sacked" twice, had one pass batted down at the line and threw another ball away because of pressure. He also had one drop by rookie free-agent fullback Zach Line, subbing for Jerome Felton, who missed part of practice because of a personal matter. Ponder also had a deep ball to Jerome Simpson come down about four yards out of bounds.

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July 30, 2013  07:48 AM ET

Okay- this has sat here w/o comments long enough. I am one that ponders if Ponder will make it as a starting QB.

July 30, 2013  08:10 AM ET

Wobbly? Was there a stiff breeze?

July 30, 2013  08:12 AM ET

Can he execute a handoff?


This is important.

July 30, 2013  08:15 AM ET

We'll know things are getting bad if Greg Jennings starts calling him "#7"

July 30, 2013  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

We'll know things are getting bad if Greg Jennings starts calling him "#7"

Well played, sir.

July 30, 2013  08:20 AM ET

Is Samantha doing a number on him?

July 30, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Is Samantha doing a number on him?

No. He just stinks.

July 30, 2013  09:02 AM ET

If he stays inconsistent teams will put 7 or 8 in the box to stop 28 and if this happens it will make for a long season in the north lands.

July 30, 2013  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

If he stays inconsistent teams will put 7 or 8 in the box to stop 28 and if this happens it will make for a long season in the north lands.

Didn't they do that last year, and it didn't work?

July 30, 2013  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Can he execute a handoff? This is important.

You would think with A.P. in the backfield that he would have some success running play action.

July 30, 2013  09:24 AM ET

Bring on Matt Cassel folks.

July 30, 2013  09:28 AM ET

In Monday's 11-on-11 competition, he completed four of 12 passes.

Or as Vikes call it.......a good day.

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July 30, 2013  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Okay- this has sat here w/o comments long enough. I am one that ponders if Ponder will make it as a starting QB.

The CFL can always use QBs! LOL!!

July 30, 2013  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Didn't they do that last year, and it didn't work?

Bigtime. AP is the one visible reason Ponder has a chance to succeed. Most struggling QBs don't have a stud like that to keep the defenses concentrating on the run. And yet he still needs a great camp just to raise his game to to slightly better than mediocre. Can't imagine him getting a whole lot better than that, so QB in round one for the Vikings.

July 30, 2013  10:37 AM ET

The first four words are the most importatnt: "Yes, it's only July".

July 30, 2013  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Can he execute a handoff? This is important.

I'm late to the game - my thoughts exactly....

How sober must one be to have the ball handed to them, turn, hand the ball to APAD, then stand there?

July 30, 2013  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Can he execute a handoff? This is important.

I thought this thread was about Christian Ponder, not Mark Sanchez. Did I miss something here? (he asked with a mischievous smile)

July 30, 2013  11:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I thought this thread was about Christian Ponder, not Mark Sanchez. Did I miss something here? (he asked with a mischievous smile)

Heh Heh...

 
July 30, 2013  12:22 PM ET

He sounds like an improvement for the Jets

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