EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. With quarterback Christian Ponder's confidence looking shaky, Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier reiterated his full confidence in his second-year starter on Friday.
Coming off another shaky outing from Ponder (19 of 35 passing for 251 yards, one touchdown, one interception and three sacks) in Thursday's 36-17 loss at home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Frazier said he's sticking with Ponder as the team's starter at quarterback and won't be making a move to backup Joe Webb.
"Barring injury, Christian's going to be fine," Frazier said Friday. "We have complete confidence that he's going to do a good job for us. We'll keep working as a group to improve as a whole, but I don't foresee that situation."
Ponder appeared ahead of the learning curve during the first month of the season, while leading Minnesota to a 4-1 start, and he was among the league leaders in completion percentage and quarterback rating. ...