Christian Ponder has been outplayed by other younger quarterbacks, but Leslie Frazier said he isn't…
Teammates come to Ponder's defense
Almost from the day he was drafted, expectations around Christian Ponder have been as high as the draft slot in which he was selected. After years of struggling at quarterback, the Vikings got a firsthand taste of what having a field general could do for an offense when Brett Favre arrived in 2009. In the three seasons since then, things have returned to what was "normal" – struggles at the QB position. Much of the blame for the Vikings problems during the streak in which they've lost five of their last seven games has been placed squarely on the shoulders of Ponder. Whether justified or not, Ponder has been blamed, criticized, broken down and critiqued constantly – ranging from his recent penchant for critical interceptions to his dating life. As the Vikings prepare for a critical matchup with the Chicago Bears that could make or break their 2012 season, Ponder's teammates came to his defense – sticking up from their embattled quarterback. "I've...
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