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This offensive line is still struggling to improve and protect the quarterback, and that is more of an issue now with Ponder under center.
The O-Line is getting beat with consistent speed, both off the snap and as the play develops. This is causing all sorts of plays to break down quicker than they are supposed to, and putting the Vikings future quarterback in harm's way.
I suggest the Vikings realize the deficiency—lack of speed—and work around it.
When the Vikings pass, they seem to be all over the place when mixing up plays, but they enjoy the most success when they pass fast.
Post patterns, slants, short drags and even the occasional screen play often develop a lot quicker than a deeper route, and this could help the Vikings better manage the problem at hand, while utilizing the play-action at just the right time for that all important shot down the field.
It will also force the game to slow down, thus helping the offensive line to play to their strong suits.
Let's hope they figure that one out, because it would be a great approach against a Green Bay team that can't hurt you if their offense is playing with limited time.