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Before you get all excited, by my count, the Vikings are 0-5 under Ponder.
They say your record is what it is however you might recall that the Panthers
missed a chip shot field goal at the end of the game. Like I said ... 0
wins - 5 losses. It is what it
is. Are you willing to ride that into 2012 without the measure of the man
There is one play that will completely summarize
Ponder's career and it happened playing the Raiders on November 20, 2011.
Most of you just put it out of your mind so let me remind you. A Raider's
lineman blew out & through the center of our line and completely annihilated
Ponder. He just didn't hit him, or knock him down, or sack him ... Ponder
was annihilated. Yes, Ponder did bounce up after the play but it clearly
indicated one important fact ... Ponder is not, nor will he ever be a franchise
quarterback. For a brief moment there, I thought the man had bought the
farm. Again, are you willing to ride that & Ponder's losing record
In McNabb's career, his window of opportunity of winning the Super Bowl is now
at its zenith. If he were released today, there aren't very many under
achieving teams that would have an interest in him however, for a team like the
Houston Texan's, McNabb could bring them a championship. Like McNabb said,
"There is absolutely nothing wrong with me or the way I throw". To be direct, not only do I believe him, I predicted it. He
did what he was told to do.
So why would releasing McNabb be advantageous to
derails the Green Bay Packers at this point and anything that would take
that smile off Rodger's face would be worth doing. Isn't it funny that
if you remove Rodger's from the pack, the Pack become useless. Do you
think that there might be others that see this too?
McNabb is going to
get paid his money anyway because, "if you're on the opening day
roster ... then your pay for the entire year is guaranteed." As
they say in business school ... that asset is sunk. McNabb is not helping us ... he's a distraction. "He's going to help
Ponder?" ... Please!
Since Webb has
clearly demonstrated that he's our #1 quarterback, Ponder's recent five (5) start
opportunity has clearly demonstrated that he'd be a suitable #2 making
History has always
indicated that the Minnesota Vikings are not spiteful, which is why so many
have done so many great things in Minnesota as access (future organizational
entrants) are determined by this organizations flexibility. In this
regard, the Vikings are unique. If you become spiteful by
making McNabb sit on that bench, and watch his career get flushed down the
toilet, you are sending the wrong message. Our door needs to remain
open to our future.
If we release McNabb, we'd be
allowed to raid the practice squads of 31 other teams with that open roster
spot. There is most certainly a series of offensive lineman or
linebackers that might be available. In our present position,
absolutely nothing on those practice squads should be considered
sacred. We are in survival mode.
So what does our owner
get for his $5 million dollar investment in McNabb. He got exactly what he
wanted, an LA exit pass, and a bit of a lesson. As for the money, he recoups his investment
by raiding those up & coming players that are stashed and protected upon the
leagues practice squads. Our offensive line play is the worst that I've
ever seen and the fault does not lie at Hutch's feet. There is most certainly a player available that
will have a significant future in Minnesota. That door is closed to the
Vikings until they open up McNabb's roster spot.
Isn't it interesting. Webb has two (2) starts. He beat the playoff
bound Eagles, and he lost 17-10 to a Detroit team that won how many games in a
row? Joe Webb is a winner ... period! Also, as a 6 win team in 2011, if we lost that day to Detroit, we'd be
drafting 1 spot before Detroit in the 2011 and we'd have the additional benefit
of playing a 4th place schedule. Not much for Webb to
play for on that day however that day will be his last mistake in judgment.
From here-on-out, Joe Webb loses for no one.
Isn't it interesting,
how our poor Joe Webb, the man labeled as too stupid to be our starting
quarterback by our brain trust still sits upon that bench. Warning after
warning was issued in 2010 that by doing so, that the wrath of the god's would be
brought down upon this organization. The Dome collapsed. The Vikings
played its home game in Detroit and another in Gopher stadium. One
major injury to Favre per start in 2010. This was unprecedented and of
course the warnings were ignored. Webb could of been our starter in
2011 instead we draft Ponder splashing him with starter anointing
oils. A political under-value pick that cost our organization the
opportunity of shoring up team weaknesses. In the old neighborhood, what
was exclaimed ... BONEHEADS!
The stench of McNabb was exposed by this ghostwriter dating back to the pre-season. More
warning signs were issued. On September 12, 2011 a final warning was
issued, "If you donít (play Webb), the next thing that will be unleashed upon this
franchise is going to make the frigid ice on a college field, home games in
Detroit or the collapse of the Dome look like a sweet home coming party. Both
hands of my spread fingers are now crossing over my eyes. I COWER UNDER IT'S
WEIGHT! You have been warned!" So tell me ... where do we see
ourselves today? The pending damage is more extensive than what can be seen. The true
damage lies upon the hearts of these Viking warriors. For example, Shank
might hang his shield with Webb (potential, art, creativity, ability & soul)
but he's certain to bolt under Ponder (the company line). From this, it
The funny thing is that it is not too
late to resurrect it all. The problem is, no matter what, Webb will not
lose a game for anyone ... not anymore. You put Webb at the helm again ...
he'll get beaten & bludgeoned ... but he'll never lose again. The
Vikings organization can't have that as this might disrupt the LA exit
pass. Everything is right on schedule. So shut up and pay your money
on direct TV ticket passes, season ticket sales & let's not forget those
hard drinking beer commercials.
Isn't it ironic that we are about to meet on a field of battle with an
organization that heeded my warnings through TEBOW. The Bronc's will be starting Tim Tebow
where the Viking organization is headed in an entirely different direction. Tebow is a
winner ... just like Joe Webb (see September 12, 2011). Look back upon the
ghostwriter chicken scratching dating back to Joe Webb's entrance. His
impact was immediate. Isn't it funny how no one can stop that Bronco running game, just like
I said that there would be no way to stop Joe Webb & company. Irony!
The true irony is that Joe Webb will be it's master ... the start of a new
There is a rather
funny statistic. Under Fran Tarkenton, measured in wins and losses, the
Vikings were +6 or so versus the Packers. We had the franchise quarterback
that ruled the roost. Under Favre, not only did that trend reverse, Favre turned
that to a -8 or so. Now the
Packers, like the 49ers (Montana & Young), have back to back franchise
quarterbacks. I wonder where that number is today? It looks like the Colts
are soon to follow. The Vikings have
wasted draft after draft, never securing that franchise quarterback. The
Viking organization has taken the opposite approach and somehow they don't
understand why they have come up short time after time against the franchise
quarterback. So how do you define the word ... stupid? Just because
you reached for a player doesn't guarantee you a franchise quarterback.
Doesn't anyone care that Joe Webb was drafted in the same exact spot as a guy
named Tom Brady. Coincidence! What you are looking for is standing
right in front of you. Pinheads!
Webb is that franchise quarterback. Prove me wrong. I know ... you
can't, but it will be proven in time. The only question is ... will it be
in Minnesota? Owner says ... hello LA! The owner doesn't care about
you, about this organization, about this region or it's history because you
can't put that into his vault. Look at the man called Joe Webb and you'll
see a child's heart that does care ... the Babe Ruth of football. Bound
& gagged ... So shut up about it!
you are truly a Viking fan ... if you say that opening a vein will draw &
reveal the deep purple of reddening blood ... if you say would do anything to
keep the Vikings in Minnesota then there should be only one demand seething from
your eyes, mouths and claws ... put Joe Webb at the helm. Until this
happens however, what follows could be described as nothing less than an
absolute blood bath. The time for nice-et-ies have gone bye bye. The
clocks & alarms of thousands blare the strike of midnight! It will be
as if hell itself has opened upon this region and consumed it all within its
depths. You have been warned! Push or pulled ... you will succumb
to what lies ahead! For you, it is the end of the world ... all because
you sit upon your hands and say not but a word. Control does not lie upon
the owners hand, or his puppets ... the power lies within your feeble
hands. Sheep in a world full of wolves. That's right ... shut up
about it! Not me ... Not me ... not while there is an ounce of fight
within my breath or those of my foes and those of my bros.
like Kapp at 73 has a little fight left in that tank. The fuming cauldron
within me stands right next to that bull-goose loony idiot. Why?
Because he never lost ... be was beaten, battered and bludgeoned upon the worlds
greatest stage. There is a difference. It's too much for a Pinhead
The Viking Ghost
Date: November 28, 2011