Found July 02, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
Getty Images Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson says that second-year quarterback Christian Ponder is playing a lot better than he did as a rookie last season. “I think there’s no question, he’s come light years,” Johnson said, according to 1500ESPN.com. “Obviously, getting a chance to work out a lot of the kinks, a lot of the problems that you find out as a young player, that’s when you get a chance to work on them is usually in the first offseason afterwards. Having been through this with a couple of other quarterbacks, I kind of know how it goes.” If the Vikings plan on competing at all in 2012, they’re going to need Ponder to work miracles this season.
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