Found January 09, 2013 on Gridiron Experts:
Fire Mike Shanahan The Wild Card weekend featured four pretty lackluster games. Other than the Texans’ win over the Bengals – which wasn’t the most entertaining game anyway – the games were decided long before the final gun. In all cases I would say the better team won. The most intriguing aspect of the first weekend of the playoffs was two decisions made by two coaches about who to start at quarterback. One coach should be praised; the other I would consider firing on the spot. The two major quarterback injuries last weekend were Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins and Christian Ponder of the Minnesota Vikings. Both teams appear to be on the rise with good young talent; one has a superstar quarterback, and the other possibly has the quarterback of the future. Vikings’ head coach Leslie Frasier should be praised, and if it wasn’t for Mike Shanahan’s pedigree, Shanahan should be fired. Coaches can’t admit this publicly, but both coaches had to know neither team – even with ...

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Leslie Frazier Says Christian Ponder Will Remain Teams Starter

The Minnesota Vikings finished the season 10-6, lost to the Packers in the first round of the playoffs and had a successful season. Some pundits will say that Vikings are a quarterback away, or need to address the quarterback position.  Whatever improvements the Vikings make will be made Ponder, because is reporting that head coach Leslie Frazier wants to make it clear that...

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Vikings coach Leslie Frazier endorsed Christian Ponder as the team’s starter in 2013, reiterating the confidence Ponder expressed in himself one day earlier.

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