Vikings OC Bill Musgrave: "I know that Christian Ponder has a broad-based background on offensive football from Florida State, and he'll be able to jump in there and keep his head above water. We'll hope to do a good job and enable him to maintain his confidence and develop and get comfortable at the same time."
"We'll major in giving the ball to Adrian Peterson, and we'll need a quarterback that can keep defenses honest and can have a little bit of movement to himself," said Musgrave, who was a backup quarterback with Dallas, San Francisco and Denver. "Not just be a statue back there because with the pieces that are in place we won't be just a drop-back, stay-in-the-pocket type team. We're going to really attack the defense on the edges both with Adrian and also our quarterback."