We’ve talked about what a terribly awful quarterback Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is many times. Well, the Vikings have a plan to fix that. That plan is named Jeff George.
The Vikings, in their infinite brilliance, have brought in George as a “guest coach.”
“We told our players just to be able to pick his brain, our quarterbacks, and talk with him about some of the things he saw as a young quarterback and what he saw as a veteran and just his maturation over the course of his career,” Frazier told 1500ESPN.com’s Tom Pelissero. “He was a very good player for a long time, high draft pick, and I think he can really help our players with some of his background and his knowledge as well.”
If you don’t recall the awesome career of Jeff George, let us explain.
First, he rocked an awesome mustache (and then he shaved it and he just looked weird). He was also the No. 1 pick in the 1990 NFL Draft by Indianapolis. He soon demanded a trade and got one, spending several seasons in Atlanta, where we was most noted for a sideline tirade unleashed on coach June Jones. George also spent time with the Vikings and Raiders. He had a cannon arm and not much else, so surely he’ll be able to teach Ponder how to have a cannon arm too.
You know, because that stuff rubs off.
George will probably also be able to teach Ponder how to whine and cry when he doesn’t get his way and maybe even how to hold onto the ball way too long. Intangibles — that’s what Jeff George has.
Is Ponder excited that he’s going to learn how to be less horrible from George? You bet your sweet ass!
“We haven’t talked a whole lot,” Ponder said. “He has come up to me a few times. He understands the game. Obviously, he was around for a while. He’s got a great knowledge of the game. He’s sat in the meetings and stuff with us. Just another guy that you can bounce something off of him, and he’s good to have around.”
See? This is working stupendously already.
The Vikings are surely Super Bowl bound now!