Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 1/6/13
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Joe Webb's size and athletic ability tantalized former Minnesota Vikings' coach Brad Childress, the type of talent that can tease NFL coaches and is hard to give up on. Minnesota drafted Webb in the sixth round of the 2010 draft out of Alabama-Birmingham and had decided to turn the former college quarterback into a wide receiver. The 6-foot-4 Webb is big, strong and fast and was the first player in NCAA history to pass for 2,000-plus yards and run for 1,000-plus yards in back-to-back seasons. Childress' infatuation with Webb was adopted by Vikings' fans after Childress was fired with six games left in the 2010 season and interim coach Leslie Frazier fueled the fire, unexpectedly, after Webb led Minnesota to a big win at Philadelphia. The calls for Joe Webb had maintained since then. The clamoring for Webb among fans hit a fever pitch this season as Christian Ponder -- the chosen franchise quarterback by the Vikings' new regime -- struggled and Minnesota's playoff hopes seemed to s...
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