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Christian Ponder is only the fifth quarterback drafted by the Vikings to enter a season as the starter. The others have had mixed results, but Ponder has more starting experience than all but one of them when they were getting their first shot to begin a season as the starter.

Point/Counterpoint: Is President Obama a Better Quarterback than Christian Ponder?

Welcome to Purple Jesus Diaries' Point/Counterpoint, where we interview two experts on a hotly contested topic of interest for Minnesota Vikings fans. This week, we talked with two Vikings fans who hold radically different political opinions on whether or not President Obama is a better potential quarterback than current starter Christian Ponder.The results may surprise you...

Greg Childs: "I Will Be Onterrio Smith."

That seems a bit off-putting to say, right? "Remember that Onterrio Smith? I am going to be just like him for the Vikings. I'm going to give you half of one good season and then become involved with a huge plastic ****, a failed drug test, and an infamous product called the Whizzinator before going to play football in Canada where no one will ever hear from me again. Who...

Vikings sign fourth-round pick Ellison

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings signed their other fourth-round pick, Rhett Ellison, on Wednesday leaving just the team's top three selections unsigned. Ellison, a fullbacktight end out of Southern California, is the seventh of the team's 10 draft picks to agree to terms, officially signing a day after Minnesota signed fourth-round receivers Jarius Wright and...

Vikings' RB Gerhart ready if called upon

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The familiar refrain coming from Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier and general manager Rick Spielman whenever discussion inevitably comes to the running back position and rehabbing Adrian Peterson has always been, "We have confidence in Toby." Toby Gerhart, who seemed like a luxury pick two years ago, has been Minnesota's security blanket...

Vikings sign six of 10 2012 draft selections

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. One week away from their first organized team activities of the offseason, the Minnesota Vikings are starting to get their 2012 draft picks signed. Minnesota signed six of its 10 picks from April's draft on Tuesday, coming to terms with fourth-round receivers Jarius Wright and Greg Childs, fifth-round defensive back Robert Blanton, sixth-round kicker Blair...

Video: Adrian Peterson On Track for Start of 2012 Season

If the video of Minnesota Vikings star RB Adrian Peterson‘s rehab workout is any indication, it looks like he’s going to be back and ready to play the 2012-13 NFL season and he’ll be in tip-top shape. Josina Anderson of ESPN had a chance to sit down with Peterson at his rehab facility and Peterson said that he’s currently on schedule to be back for the start of the upcoming...

Vikings sign 4th-round draft pick Rhett Ellison

The Minnesota Vikings have signed tight end Rhett Ellison and now have seven of their 10 draft picks under contract. The Vikings announced the deal Wednesday. Ellison was one of the team's three fourth-round selections. He was chosen 128th overall out of USC and could eventually take the place of longtime battering ram Jim Kleinsasser, who retired after last season. The Vikings...

New defensive coordinator similar to Frazier

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. For the Minnesota Vikings, the more things change, the more the stay the same. When Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier searched for a new defensive coordinator in January, there were several names rumored for the position. Among the bigger names were Jacksonville Jaguars interim head coach Mel Tucker and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris. Frazier...

Vikings get contracts done for 6 of 10 draft picks

The Minnesota Vikings have six of their 10 draft picks under contract. The team announced Tuesday that wide receiver Jarius Wright, wide receiver Greg Childs, safety Robert Blanton, kicker Blair Walsh, linebacker Audie Cole and defensive tackle Trevor Guyton signed their rookie deals. Wright and Childs were taken in the fourth round. Blanton went in the fifth round, Walsh in the...

Vikings getting draft picks signed

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Notebook: RB market still has skilled vets

The Vikings have shown no real interest in a veteran complement to Toby Gerhart if Adrian Peterson isn’t ready at the start of the season, but there are still some experienced options available if needed. Plus, the NFL will have a few roster-related topics to discuss at the owners meetings Tuesday and the Steelers have overhauled their offensive line.
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