Found October 31, 2013 on NFL Draft Diamonds:
Christian Ponder took the first reps with the first-team offense in Thursday’s practice and will likely get the start against the Cowboys pathetic pass defense. Leslie Frazier isn’t announcing his decision until Friday, but whomever gets the call will be a horrible option even against Dallas defense. I honestly feel that Adrian Peterson will run […]

Leslie Frazier gives Christian Ponder a vote of confidence

Christian Ponder will start at quarterback when the Minnesota Vikings visit the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier made the announcement Friday after practice. “Christian gives us the best chance to win,” Frazier said, explaining the decision to start the third-year pro the over the newly signed Josh Freeman. I have to agree […]

Jared Allen happy to stay in Minnesota after trade deadline

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Jared Allen waited through Tuesday's NFL trade deadline and wondered about his future with the Minnesota Vikings just like everyone else. Allen wasn't sure if he would be traded to another team in the final season of the six-year contract he signed with Minnesota after being acquired in 2008. The Vikings reportedly did get involved in trade talks for...

Vikings GM: Leslie Frazier isn't going anywhere

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Mired in a three-game losing streak and sitting at 1-6 a season after a surprise playoff appearance, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said coach Leslie Frazier "is our football coach" and has the full support of the organization. "Leslie Frazier is not going anywhere," Spielman said Friday, two days before the midway point...

Who will start at QB for Vikings? Leslie Frazier keeping it secret

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Leslie Frazier said the Minnesota Vikings need some success in the "worst way" and he's making sure he's taking all measures to have a leg on up on the Dallas Cowboys this week. Minnesota returned to practice Wednesday and Frazier said he knows who will start at quarterback, but he wasn't ready to announce this week's starter yet...

Christian Ponder to start at QB for Vikings at Cowboys

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The thinly veiled secret is out. Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Christian Ponder will start at quarterback on Sunday when Minnesota (1-6) travels to face the Dallas Cowboys (4-4). Ponder will be making his second straight start after Josh Freeman and Matt Cassel had started the previous two games. "You've answered it a number of times...

Vikings: Freeman will start

getty images The Minnesota Vikings will start Josh Freeman at quarterback in Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. Freeman missed last weeks game against Green Bay after suffering a concussion in his first start with the Vikings two weeks ago against the New York Giants. In his first start for the Vikings, Freeman was a mere 20-of-53 for 190 yards with an interception. There...

5 Vikings to Watch Vs. Cowboys

With the 20131 season basically already over its time to shift our focus from keys to the Vikings winning, to players to watch.  Here are the five Vikings players to watch for in this week’s game against the Cowboys. 5. Greg Jennings Greg Jennings 1 catch for 9 yds performance last Sunday night wasn’t exactly the type of revenge he was hoping to inflict on his former team.  He...

Frazier: Ponder to start for Vikings vs Dallas

Christian Ponder will start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier made the announcement on Friday. Frazier has tabbed Ponder over Josh Freeman in a somewhat surprising decision. After spending three games on the sideline, Ponder returned to the starting lineup last weekend against the Green Bay Packers while...

Vikings' Ponder's status uncertain

The Minnesota Vikings are unsure if Christian Ponder will be healed in time for their next game. Ponder dislocated his non-throwing left shoulder trying to dive for a touchdown at the end of a run late in the third quarter during Minnesota's victory over Washington on Thursday night. Coach Leslie Frazier said Friday that an MRI test on Ponder's arm showed no further damage...

Christian Ponder To Start At QB For Vikings Sunday

It says a lot about the state of the Vikings and Josh Freeman’s ability to learn a playbook when Christian Ponder becomes your best opportunity to win. According to Ian Rapoport, the Vikings will start Ponder at quarterback on Sunday. Makes sense RT @Vikings: Coach Frazier just announced that @cponder7 will start on Sunday. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 1, 2013 it’s...

Christian Ponder starts on Sunday

The Vikings have now had nearly a month with quarterback Josh Freeman. And he’s not their starting quarterback. Coach Leslie Frazier announced on Friday that Christian Ponder will start Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. It’ll be Ponder’s second straight start after he was benched first for Matt Cassel and then for Freeman. Last week, Ponder played because Freeman had...

Vikings Will Start Christian Ponder In Week 9

Vikings HC Leslie Frazier announced that Christian Ponder will be the team’s starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. Josh Freeman wasn’t at practice on Friday, so it was pretty clear that the Vikings were going to play Ponder over him this weekend. After throwing Freeman into the mix a few weeks ago, it appears as though they now intend to give...

Denver never wanted Vikings defensive end Jared Allen

This was never going to be the type of trade market in which the Broncos would take part. "Everybody wants to trade somebody that's going to be a free agent," said John Elway, the Broncos' director of football operations. "I'm not going to give up a draft pick for eight games." The NFL trading deadline expired at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Broncos standing...

Greenway wants to ‘get the stink out of here’

Chad Greenway is tired of losing and knows that the only people that can change it are the ones who created the 1-6 record in the first place.

Fake Football, Real Questions (November 2nd Edition)

Adrian Peterson hasn’t exceeded 13 carries or 62 yards in the past 3 weeks. Is it time to be a little bit concerned? If the season ended today, would he still be your number one pick in next year’s draft?   Kevin Roberts I think it’s obvious owners need to be concerned. With no threat in the passing game, Peterson has become fairly easy to stop. With that said, the run...
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