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Continued: Reusse: Cassel signed here because no one knows if Ponder is the real deal

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 17, 2013 - 12:55 PM

As with every position in the NFL, there are more dynamic athletes arriving at quarterback than ever before. There’s also a draft system that generally sends the most dynamic to the neediest teams — i.e., Andrew Luck to Indianapolis, and Robert Griffin to Washington.

That doesn’t mean the old view is the wrong view. That doesn’t mean that allowing a quarterback to figure it out before making a decision on his worthiness is a bad thing.

Back when, Tommy Kramer didn’t really play until his third year in 1979, and he was ready. Ponder is entering his third year. The difference is Ponder has had to play, and many of us have reached the conclusion that he’s not the answer.

We could be wrong. Maybe Ponder will figure it out in Year 3. Maybe he will be ready.

Matt Cassel doesn’t know. Greg Jennings doesn’t know. Rick Spielman doesn’t know. And as rabid fans and media pundits, we sure as Hades don’t know.

Patrick Reusse can be heard 3-6 p.m. weekdays on AM-1500 • preusse@startribune.com

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