The jury is still out on QB Christian Ponder, but the Vikings are making no apologies for sticking…
Analysis: Studying the 12 picks of Ponder
After becoming the last starting quarterback to throw an interception this season (seems like a long time ago, doesn't it?), Christian Ponder caught up to many of the other starters in the NFL. Ponder has thrown 12 interceptions this year, with 12 other quarterbacks now having thrown more. Averaging 1½ interceptions per game the last eight games, turnovers have now become of a focal point of Leslie Frazier's weekly mantra – concentrating on the running game and defense to win and publicly supporting Ponder even when he throws for less than 100 yards. Six of his 12 interceptions came on third down and six of them came on the road, but it appears that two things really influence when he throws interception more than anything – throwing on the run and not setting his feet even when he is in the pocket. Ponder in the preseason started talking about doing a better job and moving up in the pocket, but he still isn't consistent enough with it. "There are still some things where he does get a...
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