Breaking Down Why Aaron Rodgers Is the Best QB in NFC North

May 17, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: BleacherReport

The quest for a premiere quarterback has been something the once ground-and-pound division has embraced wholeheartedly, adding some of the best passers in the business to their rosters .

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Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#21 May 18, 2012
Avant wrote:
"Will he be a top-five quarterback? No," Linnemann said. "Will he be a top 15? Yes. Is that good enough? Maybe.
"I believe that second-tier quarterbacks can win Super Bowls, and third-tier guys can't. And I see Ponder on that border between second tier and third tier."
Those 10 starts with a substandard quarterback rating of 70.1 come with this asterisk: They came after an offseason largely wiped out by the owners' lockout.
Ponder is at Winter Park now, engaged in workouts and offensive study that will give him a real chance to prove he's one of those athletes who can sort through the chaos and become a winner in the most difficult job in American sports: NFL quarterback.
"I love his moxie," said Linnemann, and that's high praise when you were raised in Melrose.
Ponder will be much better this year. He is athletic....but i do wonder about his arm strength and decision making. Haven't seen him make a throw and said to myself, wow, that was a bullet. He is a very smart guy, and if he can continue to learn and make the correct decisions, that alone can take you far in the NFL.
PackerBacker-Wic hitaKs

Wichita, KS

#22 May 19, 2012
Jeremy wrote:
<quoted text>He has had a crappy o-line, he has been one of the most sacked qbs since hes started and suffered two concussions. Has no running game to fall back on either. Theres a reason why hes been putting up big numbers rushing, cause hes running for his life most of the time. As far as weapons, ya he has talented receivers, but most NFL receivers are talented, that's why their in the NFL. He has an extremely accurate arm which allows receivers to make the catch. Any NFL observer understands these simple examples.
Except for packluv1. He probably thinks Cutler is better than Rodgers.
Jugg Earp II

Seattle, WA

#23 May 22, 2012
It's still the black and blue division, and frankly anything can happen over a season. Any QB can find his groove and then look out. At the moment, Aaron is the man in our division. Enjoy while we can.
Laughing Bear Fan

Littleton, CO

#24 May 22, 2012
packluv1 wrote:
<quoted text>He's had the best weapons, lets's see him with a crappy o-line and no weapons.
Trade him to the Bears? We already have a tranny at QB. We don't need another
Laughing Bear Fan

Maple Grove, MN

#25 May 22, 2012
To tell you the truth.......I dont know much about football or our division.

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#26 May 22, 2012
Jeremy wrote:
<quoted text>Ponder will be much better this year. He is athletic....but i do wonder about his arm strength and decision making. Haven't seen him make a throw and said to myself, wow, that was a bullet. He is a very smart guy, and if he can continue to learn and make the correct decisions, that alone can take you far in the NFL.
Ponder's problem is accuracy, staying healthy and he has NEVER guided any team to a winning record in his QB history.
ezg357

Madera, CA

#27 May 22, 2012
Avant wrote:
<quoted text>My analysis of Ponder out of college was he straddled between 2nd and 3rd tier QB.
The blame for losing last season wasnt Ponders fault. Time of Possession hurt the Vikings last year.The Vikings offense's Time of Possession was a avg. of 22:43 Opponents avg. Time of Possession was 37:17 The Vikings defense just couldnt get the ball back into the offenses hands. bottom line. You got to have the ball to Win. Having the ball for 22 minutes isnt going to Win you to many games. Even Mel Kiper will tell you that.
ezg357

Madera, CA

#28 May 22, 2012
Avant wrote:
<quoted text>Ponder's problem is accuracy, staying healthy and he has NEVER guided any team to a winning record in his QB history.
Did you read what your saying on Ponders accuracy some place,, because I havnt. This was the Scouting Report on Christian Ponder.>> http://draftbreakdown.com/scouting-report-chr...
ezg357

Madera, CA

#29 May 22, 2012
Note where they talks about Ponders accuracy
ezg357

Madera, CA

#30 May 22, 2012
This is something Other experts had to say about ponder.>> http://ten.247sports.com/Article/Florida-Stat...
ezg357

Madera, CA

#31 May 22, 2012
Dont get me wrong Im not saying Ponder is great or anything like that But I dont think his accuracy is bad. His Decision Making needs to improve I hear that his Arm is stonger then last year.
ezg357

Madera, CA

#32 May 22, 2012
lol I dont know how that washer got on there lol I didnt know you could put a picture on here lol
ezg357

Madera, CA

#33 May 22, 2012
Wow well it was on they must have took it off i wasnt even looking at them today I wonder how it got on here so odd

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#34 May 24, 2012
ezg357 wrote:
<quoted text>The blame for losing last season wasnt Ponders fault. Time of Possession hurt the Vikings last year.The Vikings offense's Time of Possession was a avg. of 22:43 Opponents avg. Time of Possession was 37:17 The Vikings defense just couldnt get the ball back into the offenses hands. bottom line. You got to have the ball to Win. Having the ball for 22 minutes isnt going to Win you to many games. Even Mel Kiper will tell you that.
Christian Ponder Scouting Report
By Greg Cox

Strengths:
Short- to intermediate-area accuracy and touch
Good mechanics and footwork
Mobile with scrambling ability
Experience under center in pro-style offense
Three-year starter
Very intelligent (completed MBA)
High character leader - team captain

Weaknesses:
Average arm strength
Might be limited to West Coast offense
Forces throws that NFL players will intercept
Questionable decision making
Injury history (shoulder, elbow)

Summary: Christian Ponder watched his draft stock take a dive when his 2009 season was cut short by a separated shoulder. His 2010 campaign was inconsistent, and an elbow injury is now problematic as well. However, the draft process has gone very well for him. He had a good Senior Bowl and threw well at the Combine. Perhaps some teams will feel he has regained some of his arm strength, but with several surgeries on his resume, there is cause for concern.

Ponder can make all the NFL throws including the deep ball. The question is accuracy down the field, and whether or not he will adjust his mindset at the next level where every defender is a professional capable of intercepting a poorly thrown ball.

Player Comparison: Chad Pennington. Recently, Pennington's long, mostly average NFL career likely came to an end on a basketball court when he blew out his knee. Injuries plagued him during his 11 seasons in the league, just like they have bothered Ponder in college. It might be premature to expect Ponder to match Pennington's accuracy at the NFL level where he completed almost two of every three passes out of 2,471 he tossed, but that is what he will try to emulate. Both players are smart, and Ponder should have a steady, if not spectacular run as Pennington did.

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#35 May 24, 2012
The question is accuracy down the field, and whether or not he will adjust his mindset at the next level where every defender is a professional capable of intercepting a poorly thrown ball.
ezg

Madera, CA

#36 May 24, 2012
ezg

Madera, CA

#37 May 24, 2012
Ponder might not be the flashiest of the quarterbacks in this class, but he could turn out to be one of the best because of his smarts, underrated athleticism and excellent accuracy and mechanics in a pro-style offense. He might be the most prepared quarterback for the N.F.L. in terms of his combination of athleticism, passing skills and understanding of the position
ezg

Madera, CA

#38 May 24, 2012
I have said this before Every player has a weak side Brady last year His throws over 20 yards was like 30% comp.avg.
GBPmies

Helsinki, Finland

#39 May 24, 2012
ezg wrote:
I have said this before Every player has a weak side Brady last year His throws over 20 yards was like 30% comp.avg.
Is that true ezg?

If so does it compare to other QBs (good QBs)?

Do you have a link for that?
ezg

Madera, CA

#40 May 24, 2012
Avant take a look at this on Ponder.>> http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1052479-br...

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