Josh Freeman Concussion Adds Crazy Wrinkle to Minnesota Vikings’ QB Situation
Just when you thought that the Minnesota Vikings‘ quarterback situation couldn’t get any messier, news of Josh Freeman having a concussion has emerged. While some will say that the injury explains his poor play on MNF, I don’t think that’s the case. His performance was the result of rust and trying to learn a new scheme in two weeks. But regardless of how things got to this point, the reality is that Christian Ponder could be starting for the Vikings again this Sunday.
It seemed that the Ponder era was a thing of the past, but the third-year QB might get one last chance to prove himself. If Freeman is not physically able to go or if he’s not showing the coaching staff what they need to see, the Vikings would be dumb to not go back to Ponder. Even though the season seems lost for Minnesota at 1-5, they’re technically still alive. A win over the Green Bay Packers would absolutely huge.
Who knows where this QB saga will turn next. Let’s say Ponder does play, and plays well. Then what? How can the coaching staff justify going back to Freeman?
We’ll have to see how Freeman progresses, but on a short week, I don’t like his chances of playing Sunday night. It could be last call for Christian Ponder and many people will argue that he deserves one last chance. But no matter what happens against the Packers on SNF, it’s safe to assume that things can’t get any worse for Minnesota. At least that’s what fans are hoping.
Terrence Fede's Punt Block Saved Joe Philbin's Job
In a game where it seemed that the Miami Dolphins were going to be run out of their own stadium, not only does the team come out with a win, but somehow Joe Philbin retains his job for another year. Read More
Colts Need 'Turnover Prevention 101' For Christmas
The 10-5 Indianapolis Colts are in the playoffs, but won't last long if they stay on the negative side of the turnover margin. Read More
Raiders Use Youngsters To End Bills' Playoff Hopes
The youngsters led the Oakland Raiders to a third win in five games and dashed Buffalo's playoff hopes in the process. Read More
Cowboys Prove Contender Status In Blowout of Colts
After blowing out the Indianapolis Colts and clinching the division in the process, the Dallas Cowboys are officially contenders. Read More