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Frazier: Ponder will 'just get better'

Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier realizes Christian Ponder has struggled the past few games. But he’s not giving up on his second-year quarterback. Frazier told reporters today he’s confident Ponder will “get better as time goes on.”
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Vikings coach Leslie Frazier admits Christian Ponder has had a rough few games, but isn't ready to give up on the second-year quarterback.

"We were a little bit off there," Frazier said of the passing game in Sunday's 21-14 win over Arizona. "I'm confident that he (Ponder) will just get better as time goes on.

"He's so different than a year ago when it comes to negative plays. He's not the same Christian Ponder that he was a year ago. He's bounced back from some tough plays."

For the day, Ponder passed for just 58 yards and had two interceptions.

Frazier also said he doesn't expect tight end John Carlson to play in Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay. He also said Adrian Peterson's ankle was a "bit" sore, but not as sore as last Monday after the Redskins game.

To hear Frazier's news conference in its entirety, via Vikings.com, CLICK HERE.

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