Found July 15, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
When you think about the Vikings, the read-option offense isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Christian Ponder doesn’t even evoke any strong impressions of athleticism for most NFL fans. In fact, had I not seen the week 3 highlight of Christian Ponder scrambling for a 23 yard touchdown run against the 49ers, I would largely be in the same category (I didn’t get much of a chance to watch the Vikings last year, as most of their games coincided with the Seahawks). But The Shutdown Corner Podcast‘s Greg Cosell thinks that the Vikings will start to use Ponder’s athleticism more and more in their game plan. “I think they’re going to run read-option because Ponder can move, I think they’re going to do it with two backs, and I think what they’re going to do is line Peterson up in the backfield, and I think they’re going to motion Patterson into the backfield. […] And you’re going to put tremendous stress on how the defense reacts to that. And you don’t need to do that on forty plays. B
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