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Ponder on 2011: 'I played poorly'

Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder says his team is “ecstatic” to get the season started. He says he has no real concerns, except to play well. Ponder says there’s also a lot for him to improve upon this year and said having a full preseason was “huge.”
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Christian Ponder isn't making any excuses for the Vikings' 3-13 season in 2011-12. He told reporters today that he shoulders most of the blame, saying he "played poorly."

"I was making bad mistakes and dumb decisions," Ponder said. "It was a situation that I didn’t help."

As for Sunday's season opener against Jacksonville, Ponder said "there’s a great atmosphere" at Winter Park, with the team "ecstatic" to get going.

He says he has no real concerns, except to play well and said having a full preseason this summer was “huge.”

You can see Ponder's comments, in their entirety, right here, via Vikings. com

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