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Updated: September 15th, 2013 11:49am
Report: Christian Ponder is on 'much shorter leash' than most realize

Report: Christian Ponder is on 'much shorter leash' than most realize

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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A national report came out Sunday morning that Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is on a shorter leash than many think. That's a little surprising, given all the talk locally about Ponder's job security.

Here's what NFL reporter Jay Glazer had to say about Ponder during the FOX NFL pregame show:

"He's on a much shorter leash than anybody has any idea about," Glazer said. "Matt Cassel is in there doing all the right things. I think fans look at it and say this is Ponder's team. No.

"From a lot of what I'm hearing inside that locker room, he's on a much shorter leash than anybody has any idea about."

The idea has been talked about and written about at length this week, following Ponder's struggles in the Vikings week one loss to the Lions. But it's a fair rebuttal that the whole team struggled for the better part of the sloppy game.

What do you think about this latest report? We'd like to hear from you in the comments. Or, join us for our 1500ESPNLive Vikings chat. Here's the link.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
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In this story: Matt Cassel, Christian Ponder
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