EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Facing the most criticism he's received in his still young career, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder took another hard look at himself and his play in Sunday's 23-14 loss at Green Bay.
He's received support from coaches and teammates. But even Ponder can feel time, in a sense, slipping away, both for this season and the chance to establish himself as a long-term answer at quarterback for the Vikings.
Sunday's game, when he completed 12 of 25 passes for 119 yards, with a touchdown and two costly interceptions, had many wondering about his future prospects. Coach Leslie Frazier received more questions about Ponder's starting spot and the timeframe he has to establish himself.
"The clock is still ticking on his improvement and development, and that's part of evaluating the quarterback position," Frazier said Monday. "But we are not at a point where we're going to throw in the towel on Christian Ponder. He'...