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... Do You?
Comparing Joe Webb as being slightly better than Christian Ponder, by
comparing quarterback ratings, is like saying Adonis is slightly cuter than
Danny DeVito. So you're comparing quarterback ratings. Did we forget
that Joe Webb was regulated to 3rd string, with very precious little in regard
to first team reps, while McNabb committed grand larceny stealing this
organizations resources, snatching almost all the first team snaps?
Where's the payoff for that decision ... sitting on some couch somewhere?
Six weeks prior, your 0 & 7 Ponder took all of the 1st team reps.
Until you give Joe Webb his due, as the first team quarterback, like he received
last week, you better stop with your insane comparisons. It might help you
feel better about your 1st round draft pick, so that he can waste more of this
organizations resources on learning how to lose, but your comparison is far from
reality. First team reps allow receivers to develop a report with the
quarterback ... a luxury that Joe Webb never had ... however, for some reason he
just keeps kicking ass. Why is that, I wonder?
Now that Joe Webb is a threat to Ponder, we now need to move him to wide
receiver. That's right, we now need to forget what Joe Webb did in his
three championship-like possessions in our last game. We need to forget
what he did against the Philadelphia Eagles. Never mind what's behind the
curtain ... The Grand and Wonderful Oz ... nothing more than a fraud. We
can't afford to ruin Ponder's psyche. How long is it going to be before
your 0-7 Ponder no longer needs his back up to cover his futile ass. So
Joe Webb doesn't fill your role ... he doesn't yet throw the ball like Favre,
Young or Montana ... but wait ... of course, he's a winner. Squash that
thought! How dare you!
So quarterback rating tells the story. No ... it does not.
Tell me, what are you going to do if Tebow were to win the Super Bowl this
year. Sort of spits on your theory ... doesn't it. Even if Tebow
doesn't win a Super Bowl this year, his performance still squashes your
notion. No sir, you're absolutely wrong.
Do you know why Rodgers is such an effective passer. It's because no DB
worth his salt can turn his back to him. Why? Because he's a running
threat on every play. That alone is enough to give his receivers that
slight opening, that extra step if you will, that these receivers need to get
Super Bowl history indicates that it is not passers that win championships ...
it's teams with runners that win it. Let's not forget, the three Patriot
Super Bowl victories involved cheating. Let's not forget that important
little point. The Bears had Walter Peyton. The Cowboys had Emmitt
Smith. Even Doug Williams has a 1-game wonder named Timmy Smith.
What would John Elway be without his running game. Well in the first
three, he lost all 3 games. In the last two, Terrell Davis and his running
game won them both. So you think Aaron Rodgers won without a running game
... let's not forget that he himself is the greatest running threat on that
field. Sometimes the threat alone is enough to alter the way a defense
plays. When the man named Adrian Peterson's signed that contract on
September 10, 2011, he committed his leadership toward winning a
championship. All he needs is a franchise quarterback (Joe Webb) & a
firm commitment to excellence by this organization.
Although it is agreed that there is a broken link in regard to our personnel
decisions, our organizations failures in regard to a lack of depth cannot be
compared with the Packers or the cheating Patriots. With free agency,
player can move freely where they want. These top players always seem to
choose the path of least resistance. In other words, they seek out success
for themselves. So comparing the Vikings injured reserve with the Packers
is an exercise in futility. Players are drawn to, and perform for ...
Rodgers. In regard to that broken link ... it is more like treason
than anything else ... and it's not from the pints of blood that have fallen
over the years from the man named Scott Studwell. Our recent colored
history is screaming that this needs to be addressed.
The Vikings would be better served, not in focusing on free agents, but rather
on immediately securing long term contracts with players that represent our
future. Even if the new system restricts the first four years of a drafted
player, there is nothing preventing a player from obtaining security for years
beyond that 4th year. Players like Percy Harvin, the Battering Ram
Gerhart, Rudolph, Loadholt, and the phenom Everson Griffen (with stiff character
related clauses) that have proven their long term value to this team immediately
come to mind for contract extensions. Joe Webb should be this teams #1
priority as his up-side is off the charts. This teams needs to go against
the grain, to do what other organizations will not do by committing &
investing in its young talent in earnest, like they did with Peterson. The
Vikings need to interlink themselves within the fabric of these players
futures. Money & security in my hand now is much more important than
investing in another free agent like Bernard Berrian. These individuals
represent Viking blue chip draft picks, that involve risk, but also have the
greatest chance toward this organizations success.
Resources on free agents should be directed primarily on 5th year players,
searching for undervalued talent, to rebuild the core of this team. Every
year there are many teams with cap issues ... with available laden untapped
resources. Be careful not to covet, as you will most certainly overpay for
those services but rather focus on building the core that eliminates gaps &
holes that can be exploited. The cap spending discrepancies indicates a
wide variance, which points to opportunity.
The Viking Ghost Writer