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Joe Webb starts on the ground, gets points

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Joe Webb’s playoff debut went as you might expect, and as many Vikings drives this year went without him.

They ran the ball, and kicked a field goal, and lead the Packers 3-0.

Their first eight plays with their backup quarterback were runs, two of them by Webb, before a ugly pass set up Blair Walsh for the game’s first point. Included in the running total was a 17-yard Webb  scramble to convert a first down.

The Vikings used some read-option plays with him, and clearly have confidence in his ability to replace injured starter Christian Ponder.

“We just felt like it wouldn’t be the wise thing to do,” Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said during a pregame interview with NBC’s Michele Tafoya. “We decided to go with Joe, give Christian a little bit more time, get him ready for next week.”

We’ll see about that part, but so far, so good for Webb.

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8 Responses to “Joe Webb starts on the ground, gets points”
  1. jakec4 says: Jan 5, 2013 8:23 PM

    Peterson or not at some point in this game Webb will have to make a throw.

  2. dalucks says: Jan 5, 2013 8:50 PM

    All jokes aside. I am being serious. Joe Webb running the read option with Adrian Peterson gives the Vikings a better chance to win the game.
    The Vikings should consider going with Joe Webb as their starting quarterback next season and run the wishbone, wing T and read option with Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhardt. That would be better than dinking and donking inaccurately with Christian Ponder.
    Maybe the Vikings can trade Ponder to the Jets for Tebow.

  3. onegiantloss says: Jan 5, 2013 9:03 PM

    Chip Kelly is going to want Joe Webb wherever Kelly goes

  4. jerrykill4pres says: Jan 5, 2013 9:19 PM

    dalucks says:Jan 5, 2013 8:50 PM

    All jokes aside. I am being serious. Joe Webb running the read option with Adrian Peterson gives the Vikings a better chance to win the game.
    The Vikings should consider going with Joe Webb as their starting quarterback next season and run the wishbone, wing T and read option with Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhardt. That would be better than dinking and donking inaccurately with Christian Ponder.
    Maybe the Vikings can trade Ponder to the Jets for Tebow.
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    I hope your not serious!

    Ponder gives the Vikings a way better chance than Webb does. Don’t get me wrong, i like Webbs athleticism, but that’s it. I have always felt he’s out of position at QB. He belongs out wide, not behind center.

    I’ll actually be awful surprised if GB doesn’t get a turnover or two. Webb and that little throwing the ball up or trying to throw it away when he’s going down is going to turn into a pick 6…

  5. kacapaco says: Jan 5, 2013 9:31 PM

    after watching Webb, do ppl still think Tebow is bad back up?

  6. rashardmendenballs says: Jan 5, 2013 9:35 PM

    Chip Kelly will trade is whole entire draft for Joe Webb.

  7. hurrayforyogapants says: Jan 5, 2013 9:56 PM

    Well I guess we know for sure whether Webb can play QB. Ugh.

  8. buccobrigade says: Jan 6, 2013 8:41 AM

    Better option to win??? Hilarious

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