Vikings receivers have changed; has Ponder?
The Minnesota Vikings have a new supporting cast for Christian Ponder, and a new and improved Ponder, according to coaches and players. Percy Harvin is gone to Seattle; veteran Greg Jennings and rookie Cordarrelle Patterson are in. But, despite those important changes, the playbook hasn't changed much. "Not a whole lot has changed. I think every year you add new plays and you try different things. Schematically, we haven't changed a whole lot," Ponder said. "We have guys like Jarius (Wright) and Cordarrelle that can fill in in what Percy did last year and make plays. And even Greg as well. Schematically, we're not doing a whole lot different." However, teammates and coaches say Ponder is doing things differently. Defensive end Jared Allen said he has talked to Ponder about becoming more of a leader and taking charge. Others say that has been...
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