"We want to see how Christian does today," Frazier said. The coach said he hasn't necessarily started game-planning for backup Matt Cassel, but wouldn't really have to alter the game plan if Cassel is the starter.
According to Kinkhabwala, the Vikings' equipment staff is preparing to provide Ponder with extra padding.
Ponder's struggles have been well documented both inside and outside of Minnesota. The third-year pro struggles to complete the big pass and can't seem to shake the propensity to commit the soul-crushing, game-killing turnover.