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Continued: Is Ponder the right QB for Vikings? The answer must wait

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 1, 2013 - 9:28 AM

In general terms, Ponder said he’s zeroed in during camp on improving his decisionmaking and accuracy. And surprise. During Wednesday’s practice, he looked solid in both areas. Except for when he didn’t.

So pick your telling moment. Was it the touch pass to John Carlson just over the head of linebacker Marvin Mitchell during 7-on-7? Or the shaky deep ball a couple of minutes later that Greg Jennings never had a chance to grab?

If training camp hyperventilation wasn’t so prevalent, it might be most prudent to table the Ponder debate until the Vikings return from London and stroll into a Week 5 bye. There will be so much more evidence to sort through then.

Right now, the questions are everywhere. Definitive answers are not.

Those hungry for an immediate Ponder verdict instead must simply accept this temporary state of perplexity.

 

Dan Wiederer dwiederer@startribune.com

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