When things are going well, it’s the quarterback who gets much of the praise. And when things aren’t going well, say like losing at home to a pretty sub-par Cleveland Browns team, it’s the quarterback who – well – you guessed it.
After turning the ball over four times in the season opener, Ponder returned with an improved (though nothing special) Week Two. Things turned ugly again in Week Three though as the Cleveland Browns came into town and defeated Ponder and his Vikings, leaving an unhappy crowd to boo Ponder.
Peterson said the hoots directed at Ponder are unfair.
“I got his back. He scored two touchdowns and kept us in the game,” Peterson noted. “They were cheering him when he scored and booing him when a pass wasn’t as good as they wanted it.”
Ponder was almost benched after his Week One disaster and it may only be a matter of time until that cord is pulled.