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By: Aj Mansour
Eden Prairie, MN - Coming off of the heels the 26-23 overtime loss to the Detroit Lions, Leslie Frazier confirmed that the Vikings are taking some aspects back to square one with Donovan McNabb.
"It's one of the things that we're going to go through this week in practice," Frazier said in regards to McNabb's throwing mechanics. "Whether it be his drops or whether it be his footwork...whatever we need to do to help improve some of those balls that aren't quite on target."
Donovan has received criticism over the past few weeks after he was regularly seen bouncing balls to open receivers and overthrowing the deep ball.
McNabb's completion percentage through three games is only 58%, which ranks third to last in the NFC. Realizing that number might even be padded a bit by spectacular catches made by his receivers on bad throws, the Vikings see the issue being important enough to actually re-analyze the throwing motion of a 13-year veteran QB.
"At the quarterback position, accuracy is a premium. That's a must," Frazier said Monday. "The margin of error in our league is so thin that when you have a chance to hit a receiver or to make the catch you’ve got to do it."
While the Vikings are clearly not satisfied with McNabb's performance through the first three games, Frazier said Sunday that they are not planning on going to rookie quarterback Christian Ponder quite yet. When the question came up on Monday, coach confirmed that if the situation were to present itself, Ponder would be ready.
"He’s our No. 2 quarterback, so he has to be ready," Frazier said. "He’s practicing and being prepared in that way with our coaches."
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