Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The 2011 Season can’t come to a close soon enough for the Minnesota Vikings. It has been a dismal season on all accounts, bet’s take a look at the top five story lines of the year for the Purple.   More Questions than Answers at Quarterback The Vikings selected Christian Ponder with the 12th overall pick in the draft to be the Quarterback of the future. Facing a shortened off season, new Head Coach Leslie Frazier made the decision to bring in Donovan McNabb to led the team, and give Ponder time to learn from the sidelines, as many rookies have done in the past. The Vikings soon learned that McNabb was available because not only had his skills deteriorated, but his desire had completely evaporated. Frazier was forced to throw Ponder into the fire to avoid losing his team and alienating a grumpy fan base. Ponder has shown flashes of greatness, but he isn’t ready to be an NFL QB yet. He has made poor decisions, and has yet to learn how to use the sideline to provide an advantag...
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