Jared Allen Says Vikings QB Christian Ponder Has 'To Be The Guy'

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  1. SRW

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    The Minnesota Vikings are no different than any other team in football. Unless they get solid, if not superb, play from their quarterback, Christian Ponder, they aren't going far.

    Vikings defensive end Jared Allen says it's time for Ponder to shed the training wheels.

    "I tell him all the time, you have to be the guy." Allen told "The Jim Rome Show" Thursday, via the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "Adrian (Peterson) can carry this team so far; our defense can carry this team so far. ... You know, you look at teams that historically win championships, and they have consistent play from the quarterback position."

    Allen wasn't calling out his quarterback, but instead, calling for Ponder to step into his role.

    "You should kind of have things down in your third year," Allen said. "We've got some good weapons for him. I hope he makes leaps and bounds, and has a phenomenal year, and we have a phenomenal year."

    Source: NFL.com

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