Vikings coaches have plenty to scratch their heads about right now. First off, are Christian Ponder's struggles over the last two games a step in the wrong direction? Secondly, how can they find a way to keep Joe Webb on the field?
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Ponder practices, questionable for Sunday
Rookie Viking quarterback Christian Ponder returned to practice Friday after nursing a bruised hip. The Pioneer Press reports he was throwing passes alongside backups Joe Webb and Sage Rosenfels. He and Adrian Peterson are listed as questionable for Sunday.
Ponder on Seattle game: 'I wouldn't have pulled myself'
Christian Ponder admits he was struggling last Sunday, but doesn't think he was bad enough to be pulled in favor of Joe Webb. Meanwhile, at least one pundit says its time for the Vikings to treat football like baseball and bring in Webb as a reliever when Ponder tanks.
Vikings: No QB competition for Ponder
Leslie Frazier announced Thursday that Christian Ponder is the Vikings starting quarterback. It isn't breaking news, but it takes pressure off the second-year QB. Ponder says the game has "really slowed down" since last year. Frazier agrees, saying Ponder's "decision-making has gotten a lot better."
Vikings claim Rosenfels off waivers
The Minnesota Vikings replaced Donovan McNabb Friday by claiming Sage Rosenfels off waivers. Rosenfels played with the Vikings in 2009 before being traded during the 2010 preseason to the Giants. The eleven year veteran will back up Christian Ponder and Joe Webb.
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