Ponder on Tebow: 'He's walking the walk'

Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow is 5-1 as a starter, but he can't escape criticism for his unorthodox style of play. Tebow also can't escape criticism for being open about his religious beliefs. Vikings' quarterback Christian Ponder appreciates that Tebow is "walking the walk."
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow is 5-1 as a starter, but he can't escape criticism for his unorthodox style of play. Tebow also can't escape criticism for being open about his religious beliefs. Vikings' quarterback Christian Ponder appreciates that Tebow is "walking the walk."

Next Up

Related

Cunningham is Tebow's biggest fan

Despite helping the Broncos keep pace in the AFC playoff race, Tim Tebow doesn't have many fans of his playing style. He's brought the option offense back to the NFL, and former Vikings' quarterback Randall Cunningham might be Tebow's biggest fan.

Ponder: 'I can't play not to lose'

He’s had a rough three weeks, but Christian Ponder is keeping his chin up. The Vikings quarterback told reporters today he knows he has to make better decisions on the field, but not be too conservative. The rookie says says he “can’t play not to lose. I’ve got to play to win.” Ponder takes on the Washington Redskins Saturday.

Peterson practices, Ponder doesn't

Adrian Peterson was back on the field Thursday for the first time since spraining his ankle against Oakland. The Vikings will need all the help they can get to avoid their fifth-straight loss Sunday in Detroit. Quarterback Christian Ponder did not practice, due to a hip pointer injury.

Ponder might be playing through pain Sunday

Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder says he’s still sore and stiff after suffering a hip pointer in Sunday’s loss to the Broncos. Ponder didn’t practice today, and he may not practice much all week, but he says he’ll spend time watching film and do everything he can play in Detroit this weekend.

Tarkenton to Ponder: 'Focus on you'

Ex-Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton has some advice for the struggling Christian Ponder. In his Pioneer Press blog, Tark says Ponder has to stop listening to critics, focus on “who you are” and take control of the offensive game plan.