MANKATO, Minn. Joe Webb's physical talents have always had the Minnesota Vikings' coaches wondering how to best utilize him in their offense.
Two years and three training camps into his NFL career, Webb is still being groomed. But Minnesota's current set of coaches is sold on his potentialat quarterback. Now Webb needs to show the Vikings he is progressing as a quarterback.
Following the 2011 season, Minnesota committed to Christian Ponder as the starting quarterback and said Webb will be the backup, dedicating two young players to the most important position on the team with each set in his role. No longer was Webb going to have his time split between quarterback and receiver. He was given a full offseason to develop as a quarterback.
When Webb took over for Ponder early in the second quarter of last week's first preseason game, he looked more the raw athlete than polished quarterback. Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave noted much of Webb's performance Friday, where he ended u...