Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen was a guest on Jim Rome’s radio show and said that getting to the playoffs last season wasn’t good enough.
“Just making the playoffs isn’t enough,” Allen said. “When we get there we got to make some noise and try to push for a Super Bowl.”
Allen says quarterback Christian Ponder has to carry them.
“I tell him all the time, you have to be the guy. Adrian (Peterson) can carry this team so far, our defense can carry this team so far,” said Allen, insisting that Ponder is the x-factor. “You know, you look at teams that historically win championships and they have consistent play from the quarterback position.”
While I believe Ponder is a good quarterback, I’m not sure he has what it takes to lead the Vikings to a Super Bowl title.