Norv Turner’s Impact on the Minnesota Vikings Offense

With Christian Ponder under center from 2011-2012, the Minnesota Vikings’ passing offense was anemic at best. In those two seasons, the Ponder-led Vikings finished 28th and 24th, respectively, in total passing yards. Bill Musgrave, the offensive coordinator at the time, relied heavily on the legs of Adrian Peterson.Peterson famously rushed for 2,097 yards in 2012, leading the Vikings...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

The Minnesota Vikings ended the 2014 regular season with a 7-9 record.  That's a respectable effort for a team who had a rookie head coach in Mike Zimmer, a rookie quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater and without their All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson.  Now the hard work really begins. The Vikings have a number of free agents but none that they need to lose sleep over.  Their...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014’s Top Minnesota Vikings Celebrations

The Minnesota Vikings put together a top list of player celebrations from 2014 recently, and assembled them all in a video. Firstly, that’s kind of cool. This is the quirky and fun stuff that other sports teams and leagues do all the time, and the NFL punches in the mouth with an iron fist usually. So, nice! Way to not suck AS much, NFL! Secondly, and more egregious, how the *...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater Deserve to Be in Offesive Rookie of the Year Conversations?

When the Minnesota Vikings drafted Teddy  Bridgewater the hope was that the Louisville quarterback would end up becoming the QB of the future for the team. Christian Ponder was not going to live up to his hype and neither was Matt Cassell so the Vikings needed someone. They did not want to insert him in to the lineup as early as they did, but circumstances did not give them a choice...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders Tap Bill Musgrave as New Offensive Coordinator

New Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio has apparently gone back to a familiar face in tapping Bill Musgrave as the team’s offensive coordinator.  Musgrave, a former back-up quarterback in the NFL, has been a coach in the league since his first gig as the Raiders quarterback coach back in 1997. Most recently, Musgrave served as the Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach in...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Is Better Than Your ROY QB

After talking a bit about quarterbacks yesterday, I thought we’d chime back in and JUST focus on Vikings rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater, because it’s not fair to discuss him and Christian Ponder in the same post. Or, wait … DAMMIT I JUST DID IT AGAIN! Let’s start over. Vikings rookie QB, Teddy Bridgewater, is nominated for the PEPSI BRANDING STUFF NFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR award...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
16 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Vikings Review: Hot Quarterback Action

Slowly but surely we are going to get through the positions and players of the 2014 Vikings and summarize just how good (or awful!) they were in 2014. With a final 7-9 record, you can bet that the aggregate results will be “mediocre.” However, you can bet your ass there were some areas that stuck out. Let’s remember those fondly, instead.  QUARTERBACKS Which Ones? Teddy...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ponder knows four-year roller-coaster ride with Vikings coming to end

In the weeks that followed the Minnesota Vikings 2014 season, quarterback Christian Ponder planned to return home. Ponder could spend time with his family, including having more opportunities to spend with his 7-month-old daughter, Bowden. As the days unfold and Ponder has more free time, he also has an activity planned: hitting the Internet to find potential landing spots to continue...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oral History of Christian Ponder: Part I - Welcome to MIN

As the clock hit zero two weeks ago in Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium, the Vikings season ended with a 13-9 win over the Chicago Bears. Something else that likely came to an end after that victory was quarterback Christian Ponder's tenure in Minnesota.Sitting on the sidelines, Ponder watched as the Vikings's rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater led the team to its seventh and final...
Via Pro Football Spot
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: I did not skip meeting with NFL

            Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson denies that he refused to appear Friday for a scheduled disciplinary hearing with the NFL. Peterson released a statement through the NFL Players Association, and claims that the players’ union advised him that the meeting with commissioner...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Most Inconsistent Quarterbacks In The NFL

The quarterback position is considered the most important in the NFL. Many teams look at the top of the draft for quarterbacks with playmaking ability, but consistency is just as big a factor if not bigger. Christian Ponder of the Vikings started the 2012 season well, leading his team to a 2-1 record, while throwing four touchdowns to zero picks. Later in the season, Ponder went...
Via Football Nation
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Ponder brightens grieving family's day with shopping spree

When Justin Robbins took his daughters, 9-year-old Brianna and 8-year-old Emily on a trip to the mall to help get their minds off mourning the tragic death of their mother just a few weeks earlier, little did he know that a Minnesota Vikings player and his wife would go out of their way to help […] The post Christian Ponder brightens day of family grieving mom’s death with shopping...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins: 2014 Week 6 NFL Pick

Green Bay Packers (3-2) at Miami Dolphins (2-2) The Packers had a dominant win on Thursday Night Football last week, winning 42-10. However, that hurts them this week. The Packers will have had 10 days of basking in their own glory after last week’s blowout victory over the Buccaneers. Road favorites are 9-19 ATS after a Thursday Night win of 10 or more since 1989. Usually wins...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings: 2014 Week 6 NFL Pick

Detroit Lions (3-2) at Minnesota Vikings (2-3) The Vikings got destroyed on Thursday Night Football last week, losing 42-10 in Green Bay to the Packers. However, there are arguments for why they’ll bounce back. The most obvious one is that quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will be back from injury and he’ll be a significant improvement over Christian Ponder, the injury fill-in last...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Purple Jesus Diaries Masturbatory Week 6 Preview: Back To Form

My god. Doesn’t it feel like the Vikings haven’t played football in like A WEEK(plusadayorso)??! Playing on Thursday night is just the worst. Not only are teams (like the Vikings) forced to start Christian Ponder and then get their ass exploded like a whale’s blowhole, but then the fans have to sit through what is essentially a mini-bye week until we can see the team play next...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder named biggest goat from Week 5

Some teams are off to a fast start, others are stumbling out of the gates, and a majority are languishing somewhere in the middle. That’s the NFL landscape after five games. How did each team get to their current point? In part, it was because of the performance, good or bad, of some key players and coaches. Some helped their team, while others hurt the squad. Who fell into each...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings vs. Packers: Mushroom Stamp Winner

Perhaps for the last time in his Vikings career, we gleefully smear a mushroom shaped poop stain all over Christian Ponder’s large, helmeted forehead, for nose diving the Minnesota Vikings in a game against the Packers. Listen, it’s easy to pile it on to Ponder. When he plays, it just seems obvious to try to blame him for everything. Missed pass to Cordarrelle? Well, Ponder shouldn’t...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

PJD’s Week 5 Recap: Packers Win on the Short Bus

By “short bus” I of course meant a “short week”, being that we played last Thursday, which already feels like a million years ago, and holy crap do Thursday night games suck. Listen. You could lie to yourself all you wanted to last week, thinking that maybe the Vikings were going to let Teddy Bridgewater play on a bad ankle, on a short week, and that even if he DIDN’T play...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings shocking developments, first quarter awards and a smoking hot GF

It’s officially fall. We’re more than a quarter into the NFL season as the first set of bye weeks have come and gone and we’re getting an idea of who the contenders are and who the pretenders are. Below you’ll find the best cover32 columns from the past week to catch you up on anything you may gave missed. National Columns - Power Rankings: How all 32 teams in the NFL...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Drafting Christian Ponder was a terrible mistake for the Minnesota Vikings

Christian Ponder, the 10th overall pick of the 2011 draft for the Minnesota Vikings, had one last chance to prove on Thursday night at Lambeau Field that he was this team’s quarterback, with rookie Teddy Bridgewater hurt. Or not. He completed 22 passes for 222 yards without throwing a touchdown and was picked off twice, including a pick-six and was sacked six times while only completing...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings fans react to Christian Ponder’s epic meltdown

If you caught any of Thursday Night Football between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers then you saw some of the ugliest football that’s ever been broadcast on national television. The big problem was Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater could not play as he is recovering from an ankle sprain suffered last week. As Matt Cassell is out for the year this meant that...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bridgewater: 'No doubt' I'm back for next game

Step off the ledge, Minnesota Vikings fans. Sure, your favorite NFL football team had to take a quick detour off the speedy Teddy Bridgewater Expressway — unfortunately in an nationally televised game against the rival Green Bay Packers — and were forced to painfully navigate the pothole-riddled Christian Ponder Parkway. But according to the dynamic […] The post Teddy Bridgewater...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Ponder Throws Picks, Gets Picked On With Memes

Christian Ponder memes picked on the Vikings quarterback for his Thursday night showing against the Packers.
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: The One Vikings Play Christian Ponder Didn’t Ruin

Watch: The One Vikings Play Christian Ponder Didn’t Ruin The Minnesota Vikings are a complete disaster with quarterback Christian Ponder under center. However among the sacks, interceptions, including a pick-6, overthrows, bad handoffs and all, Ponder didn’t ruin this pretty rush touchdown. If you actually played Ponder on your fantasy … The post Watch: The One Vikings Play...
Via Fantasy Football Chick
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings trick Packers, sit Bridgewater, starting Ponder

The Minnesota Vikings will reportedly start quarterback Christian Ponder in tonight’s upcoming division battle against the Green Bay Packers with rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater sidelined with an ankle injury. Photo Credit: The #Vikings will start QB Christian Ponder tonight vs #Packers, source says. Teddy Bridgewater will be inactive — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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