Originally posted on Down with Goldy  |  Last updated 10/9/12
Listen up, buddy Ponder Apology I think it's time I issued Christian Ponder an apology. I watched quite a bit of Ponder when he played at Florida State and I often felt that despite being surrounded by talent, Ponder failed to live up to expectations. He threw for 49 TDs and 30 INTs and averaged about 2200 passing yards during his 3 years as a starter. His arm wasn't much in doubt in college, but his decision making and accuracy were.Fast forward to the Vikings taking him 12th and Ponder starting at QB for 11 games of the 2011 season. Again I found Ponder largely unimpressive. Occasionally he'd make some plays, but so did Trent Dilfer. My opinion going into this season was that Ponder's upside is a middle of the road NFL quarterback.Ponder, I'm sorry. I had no idea that you'd come into 2012 looking like a right-handed Steve Young. You're completion percentage this year is 15% higher than anything you did in college or last year. Incredible! Ponder did throw his first two ...
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