Dear Christian Ponder its called playing through pain...uneffinbelievable
If you can't throw the ball, you can't throw the ball.
Of course, Webb couldn't throw the ball either...
Regardless, not having a QB back there who could at least complete a pass here and there meant the Packers could actually get away with giving Peterson so much of their attention.
Yeah Packers! I had my concerns going into the game, so it was nice to see the Pack shut it down early on. Clear Webb is horribly inaccurate, but I think he was used poorly. There should have been more designed runs and option plays for him. He practiced with the first team all week - they should have game planned that one much better knowing all the attention would be on Peterson.
As for Ponder, I would be hugely disappointed in this guy leading my team into the future. Yeah, he has some kind of injury and I'm sure it was painful, but to go out as inactive for the game? To not even be available on an emergency basis? He took a few throws during warm-ups, so it isn't an issue of not being able to throw - it's an issue of fighting through the pain. Defend him if you like, but would Rodgers have been out there with the same injury? Would Favre have put on the hoodie and watched the game? Clearly Joe Webb isn't the key to Vikings success in the future, but neither is Ponder.
Looking forward to San Fran. GO PACK GO!