Welcome to a special preseason Primetime edition of the Purple Jesus Diaries Game Thread! It's like a real Sunday night football game, except that it's still preseason so it doesn't matter. But let's pretend it does, because football on a Sunday is always enjoyable!
Tonight is a big night for the preseason. It's the third game of the preseason, meaning that this is the first time the starters will play for an extended period together. What does that mean for the Vikings? Well, hopefully less Toby Gerhart, which is NOICE, but also a lot more time for us to watch Christian Ponder play like a bumbling child amongst men. My question is, when he inevitably looks like crap again, in extended playing time against a legitimate defense, AND with Adrian Peterson playing at his side, what will be the apologists excuse this time? "He needs more time still?" "The other team had linebackers?" I can't wait!
Hoping against hope that Ponder proves me wrong, and he actually plays well for the rest of his life, but the pipe dream notwithstanding, I'd also like to see more flash from Cordarrelle Patterson, some sparks form Marvin Mitchell, Larry Dean, and Michael Mauti to solidify their roles on the team, and a defense that looks competent for at least a half. That would be some exciting preseason football.
Enjoy the game, folks. We'll be back tomorrow with a recap.
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Looks like more of the same from the Vikings offense this year. The only thing they got going for them is AP. As much as I hate to say it, what a waste of good talent. Stuck on this go nowhere team....
Ponder and Cassel continue to duel it out to see who can win the backup QB job - no clear winner yet
Ponder is beyond awful. I'm sure he's a nice fella. And I hope he and Samantha live a long happy life with great-great-great-grandchildren named Cordarrelle. But I don't want to ever see him on the field ever again.
Will have to use some kind of invisibility cloak to get that Line kid to the practice squad where he probably belongs for this year
I keep telling myself that because it's the preseason, Frazier and the coaching staff are experimenting with things that they wouldn't DREAM of doing during the regular season. Right? Umm.. right?
"Ponder fires across the middle, willing to put Greg Jennings life at risk, but gets a first down. Worth it!"
@samtron22001 Barry Sanders reincarnate, if Barry Sanders were dead.
Apparently my browsers of Comodo Dragon & Comodo Ice Dragon, which used to work on here fine, now has me just about as confused as Ponder and the O-Line facing a defense! But alas...after about a month, I went back (only for this site of course) to Explorer and Wah Lah!! I can sign in again!
@the4norsemen Just in time for the Ponder downfall!
@halweg9000 Going to be a long battle.
@DavidRandallHowleII "We?" ... I think he means "I"
@DavidRandallHowleII Hard to keep a good man down - he might squeak into the final 53
@DavidRandallHowleII Aaaaand... there it is.
@Hammy1724 Very appropriate.
@DavidRandallHowleII Watch it again that is some DIRTY work right there! After play is over - no where near the action, drops and spears his knee
@CollegeWolf 2 fakes to Jesus and out.
@CollegeWolf Offense: "we suck again" Defense: all good except 21
@halweg9000 Love the proper use of the nickname.
It's probably just his mom and wife on fake accounts. They're the only people who could be blind to his lack of skill. And the only people that could be forgiven for their ridiculousness.
I'm beginning to think someone is blackmailing Frazier to keep him in that starting position.
@PJD What team are they watching???? Maybe there's another Ponder in a parallel universe that's not half bad?
@halweg9000 Get rid of Durrrrrhart, please!
@halweg9000 Probably. Or get rid of Gerhart somehow and keep him? I would actually be fine with that.
@halweg9000 Preach. We did him wrong.
@MnMGriffs Chad's looked fantastic this preseason. Lot's of blow up plays, which is what I'd expect when he's making a billion dollars, or whatever.
@Hammy1724 Objectively, it was good. It sounded like it hurt, too.
@Hammy1724 That is the only thing that wouldn't let me drink myself to death tonight.
@DavidRandallHowleII Well........ at least he didn't get hurt, I guess.
@halweg9000Thank you sir, noted!
@halweg9000 That's a universe I want to live in.