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Continued: Souhan: Coddling Ponder won't cut it any longer

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 9, 2013 - 10:53 AM

In a way, the company line is admirable, and sticking to it has worked before. When Ponder cost the Vikings a game in Green Bay last year, Peterson pulled him aside in the locker room, Frazier stuck with him, and Ponder guided them to the playoffs.

At some point, Ponder has to graduate from coddled youth to team leader if he’s going to last. Sunday, he didn’t pass the eyeball test, or the aural examination.

 

Jim Souhan can be heard weekdays at noon and Sundays from 10 to noon on 1500 ESPN. His Twitter name is @SouhanStrib. • jsouhan@startribune.com

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