Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/19/14
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Christian Ponder dropped back on one 11-on-11 play during the Minnesota Vikings' organized team activities on Wednesday and lofted the ball deep down the field for a receiver.The long toss was the exact type of pass Ponder didn't try often last year. The second-year quarterback admits he didn't do well throwing the deep ball last year. Ponder didn't have this type of receiver to throw to,either.On the receiving end Wednesday was Jerome Simpson, signed in the offseason from the Cincinnati Bengals to supply a deep threat for a team that had none in 2011. The 6-foot-2 Simpson's long strides allow him to get down the field in a hurry. Ponder said in April that he can't overthrow Simpson, and on Wednesday Simpson showed he's more than just a runner.Simpson leaped, adjusted in the air and used two hands to snatch the ball over 6-foot-2 cornerback Chris Cook, who was step-for-step with Simpson. Ponder took notice."It was crazy," Ponder said. "He plucked it right off th...
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