Jackson Back on the Practice Field

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 5, 2009 – 1:18 pm

Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson was back on the practice field working with his teammates during this morning’s practice. He continues to recover from a knee injury suffered a few days back and looked solid while participating in individual, position, group and team drills.

Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell met with the media following this morning’s practice and he said Jackson looked fine. Asked when Jackon would be back practicing with the team full-time, Bevell deferred head coach Brad Childress and the training staff.

Today’s work involved 2-minute situations and a few more 3rd down scenarios. Bevell said the team is “competing hard and doing a nice job” but also that there are “still some wheels spinning in those minds.”

A few highlights from this morning’s action included an interception in the endzone by S Husain Abdullah and then 2 solid rushes in 3 plays from DEs Jared Allen and Ray Edwards.

The Vikings will work for a little more than an hour this afternoon and then head back for meetings. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is in Mankato right now as part of his “Mort Goes To Camp” tour. He filmed bits with P Chris Kluwe, coach Childress, and also a group comprised of Jared Allen, Heath Farwell and Chad Greenway. Some very funny stuff was produced and you’ll be able to see it on tonight’s SportsCenter.

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11 Responses to “Jackson Back on the Practice Field”

  1. By cbednar on Aug 5, 2009 | Reply

    The 1 thing that has aggravated me was Gus Ferrote got injured last year, they brought in Jackson & while he won the last 2 games Gus went 8-3 to get Minnesota in position to win the North & last I checked “You can’t lose your job to Injury” so Gus gets Injured then never gets to play another snap for Minnesota I know he is 39, but he still went 8-3 & that speaks for itself! Interceptions are going to happen it’s the NFL plus we need someone who is comfortable in the pocket which Gus was. Jackson should have been the 1 cut back in February not Gus & he could have mentored Rosenfels & Booty!!!!

  2. By Brownicus on Aug 5, 2009 | Reply

    That’s good he was able to get back so quickly hopefully he’ll be able to play at 100% soon.
    I heard the Williams wall caught a break and might be able to push the possible 4-game suspension all the way back to next season, this is unless the Federal Appeals court overrules an earlier ruling.

  3. By TimRinger on Aug 5, 2009 | Reply

    Hey buddy, u ever hear of Wally Pipp?…go look him up, u might find something really interesting. Bottom line is, T-Jack sucks, he always will, he might have a good game here and there, but when there is a big game at stake or a crucial time in the game, he will never be that guy to come through.

  4. By guy on Aug 5, 2009 | Reply

    Give TH a break.TJ does not suck. Gus didnt win 8 games by himself. Obviously Jackson gsve us a better chance of winning so the coach stuck with him.

  5. By CajunViking on Aug 5, 2009 | Reply

    To follow that up, T-Jack does in fact suck and hopefully after this year we will be rid of him. Maybe by next season we can possibly give JD Booty a shot at starting.

  6. By PurplePeopleEater on Aug 6, 2009 | Reply

    Hey Ringer, whose comment were you responding to with the Pipp statement? I looked him up, and I can’t seem to figure out what point you were trying to make. . . unless it was about the “you can’t lose your job to injury” comment. But that doesn’t make sense because Pipp’s career ended 90 years ago, and a lot of laws have changed since then.

  7. By PurplePeopleEater on Aug 6, 2009 | Reply

    *80 years ago*

  8. By Kristine on Aug 6, 2009 | Reply

    I am a LONG time Vikings fan relocated to FL last year and rumor (at least in FL) has it we are signing M Vick as our QB? Can Someone please confirm or deny that that has or has not been talk of this? Thanks

  9. By PurplePeopleEater on Aug 6, 2009 | Reply

    Definately not happening Kristine. There have been a lot of fans screaming for Vick, but the stance presented by Childress and his staff is that we are focusing only on the QBs that are already with the team.

  10. By CA Norwegian on Aug 7, 2009 | Reply

    I hope these guys get it done! If we are at 500 or below by midseason they should throw the rest and draft one of the elite QB’s in next years draft. Our guys deserve a chance, if they cannot handle it, then work through the draft, Stop talking about Vick. He was exciting, but so are the Vikings without him.

  11. By Clint on Aug 7, 2009 | Reply

    Y can’t we alternate starting QB’s, like they do with pitchers in Baseball. Look at Jackson’s stats and the type of games (away, astroturf, hot weather) that he does not play well, start Sage. If one of the two really outshines the other than there ya go.

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