Vikings coach Leslie Frazier endorsed Christian Ponder as the team's starter in 2013, reiterating…
Sunday slant: Ponder blame ignores evidence
Quarterback Christian Ponder is breathing increased life into the saying that the quarterback takes all the blame. He gets some of the credit, on occasion, but some are jumping to the conclusion that he could have played in the wild card game and elected to write down his own number on the inactive list. To see Ponder throwing – more accurately, soft-tossing – the ball at Lambeau Field two hours before the game and hear reports (from former standout quarterback Dan Fouts) that Ponder struggled to even extend the ball for a handoff during warmups puts his injury into perspective. Further proof? The deep bruise Ponder displayed in the locker room two days after the game – and eight days after he suffered the injury. "He wanted to play. He tried everything he could to get on the field," Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said. "It...
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