Found September 14, 2012 on
The Colts Authority:
This week, Colts Authority talks with Purple Jesus Diaries about the upcoming game, with CA's questions in bold, and PJD's answers below. - KJR
What is the deal with Christian Ponder? Is he going to be a franchise quarterback?
Oof. I don't know. I'd like to think his ceiling is higher than Trent Dilfer or Brad Johnson, but I have no idea. He shows flashes of quarterbacking brilliance every once in a while, even last year as a rookie, stepping into the pocket and throwing a ridiculous pass that has no reason to be thrown. It's awesome when he does that.
The other side of it is when he doesn't go through his progressions or leaves something to be desired on his deep ball. He sometimes just doesn't LOOK like and franchise NFL QB, but I also think the eye test is the dumbest thing since dubstep, so what do I know. I think most fans are on board with giving him this year and at least half of next to show he can be that franchise guy, and if not, time to mov...
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. All the talk of improvement and growth this offseason for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder finally gave way last week to a chance to prove it in a regular-season game.Ponder came through with his most efficient game in his 11th career start. He was 20 of 27 passing for 270 yards. He didn't throw a touchdown, but he also avoided interceptions...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Antoine Winfield took his usual place in the Minnesota Vikings' starting lineup for last week's regular-season opener at the Metrodome, but he was playing through pain four days after learning his brother had been murdered in Akron, Ohio.
Winfield, 35, played the Vikings' win over the Jaguars with his brother in his thoughts. Anthony Travis, 30,...
Indianapolis is going to protect Andrew Luck at all costs.
Even if that means shaking things up this season.
After watching their new franchise quarterback hit the ground far too often in Sunday's loss at Chicago, general manager Ryan Grigson and coach Chuck Pagano wasted no time in sending a message to the Colts' offensive line: Things must improve.
As the Indianapolis Colts try to even their record in their home opener against the Minnesota Vikings, several players enter the game with some chips on their shoulders after last week's loss in Chicago. Andrew Luck threw three picks and would like to redeem himself against the young Vikings secondary. Donald Brown had two key drops that could have extended Colts' drives...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Russ Paine had never met anyone like Adrian Peterson.
Paine has done decades of work with professional athletes, and Peterson's return to the Minnesota backfield about 8 months after reconstructive surgery on his left knee still left him amazed.
"This guy is in the top half of one percent of the human bodies in the world," said Paine,...
Previously on Outside the Boxscore, we've posted some pretty hilarious work by the folks over at Funny or Die and in this post, Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney gets our laughs.
Watch as he stars in this parody cereal commercial for "Freeny-O's"
(Courtesy of Funny or Die)
Luck showed promise against Chicago and should excel in week two at home against Minnesota.
Andrew Luck’s first foray as a starting quarterback in the National Football League went about as well as could be expected, considering he was on the road against the Chicago Bears, one of the NFL’s top defenses.
Yet, Luck held his own. He was not spectacular in the outing and...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Andrew Luck had the type of first regular-season NFL game that many rookie quarterbacks have endured of the years; too many mistakes, too many turnovers contributing to a loss.Luck wasn't expected to be just any rookie starter though. Luck was supposed to be the sure-fire, once-in-a-generation talent that would transcend the position. He was considered the...
The Vikings have beaten a lot of teams on the road in their history, but not the Colts, whether it was the Baltimore Colts or Indianapolis Colts. They remain one of two teams the Vikings have never beaten on the road.
Christian Ponder is being allowed more freedom in the offense the more familiar he gets with the offense and coordinator Bill Musgrave. Plus, Jerome Felton’s efficiency as a blocker was rewarded by extended playing time, and find out just how young the Vikings have become.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Alan Williams spent 10 years with the Indianapolis Colts as a coach for one of the most stable franchises in the NFL for the past decade.As the Minnesota Vikings' defensive coordinator, Williams returns to Indianapolis this week for Sunday's game between Minnesota and the Colts, he looks around and doesn't see the familiarity with which he was used...
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was a full participant in practice Wednesday, according to SBnation.com.Fantasy Spin:Peterson had no swelling or soreness Monday following his 17-carry performance less than nine months removed from major knee surgery. The Vikings running back should be started with confidence going forward.
Vikings CB Antoine Winfield was back at practice Friday after attending his brother’s funeral in Ohio, calling it “one of the toughest days of my life.”
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="628"] Luck showed promise against Chicago and should excel in week two at home against Minnesota.[/caption]
Andrew Luck's first foray as a starting quarterback in the National Football League went about as well as could be expected, considering he was on the road against the Chicago Bears, one of the NFL&...