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Playing Time on Friday Still Undetermined For QBs, Other Starters

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 12, 2009 – 12:10 pm

Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress said on Wednesday that he and his staff have yet to determine the amount of playing time the starters, as well as QBs Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels, will get on Friday in Indianapolis.

Most eyes will be on the QB position, where Jackson and Rosenfels have been splitting reps with the 1st team during offseason activities and training camp. Childress mentioned earlier in the week that whoever starts Friday’s game in Indianapolis will not start the team’s 2nd preseason game next week.

“I’d like the first two (Jackson and Rosenfels) to be equal in a perfect world,” Childress said when asked how much he’d like to see his QBs play on Friday. “The minute you pencil it in and say ‘well this guy’s going to play a quarter,’ you have one of those left-handed quarters where the offense is on the field for six plays and something happens and the defense plays thirty (play).”

Childress indicated he would feel it out with his coaches in determining when a certain player has played enough on Friday.

“To set it by quarters, you don’t really want to do that,” the head coach said. “I’ll know when I’ve seen enough from these guys without hamstringing myself with a number or a quarter.”


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9 Responses to “Playing Time on Friday Still Undetermined For QBs, Other Starters”

  1. By John on Aug 12, 2009 | Reply

    I want to see Booty!

  2. By CajunViking on Aug 12, 2009 | Reply

    Ditto!

  3. By michael on Aug 12, 2009 | Reply

    jacksons gonna get it done this year!!!

  4. By Larry on Aug 13, 2009 | Reply

    Is Booty getting a chance to start along with the other two QB’s.We need someone who can throw over 250 yards a game !!

  5. By PurplePeopleEater on Aug 13, 2009 | Reply

    {I know, cause a team with a top rated defense and the best running back in the game just can’t survive off of a 4,000 yard QB! Just look at how horrible Roethlisberger’s team did with his pathetic 207 ypg, and that was with the help of both Willie Parker and Mewelde Moore on the ground!}

  6. By dartpro77 on Aug 13, 2009 | Reply

    Sage is the best quarterback we have. I hope Childress gives him a legitimate chance. I think he will because he did bench Jackson after the 0-2 start last season.

  7. By purple08 on Aug 13, 2009 | Reply

    was that sarcasm PPE? ha! ha! awesome! some people have no clue.

  8. By Pokergod on Aug 13, 2009 | Reply

    with all the quarterbacks situations, I’d still say the hardest working offensive player is Adrian Peterson. he’s the main reason offense is doing good. so the quarterbacks, whoever it may be, will have to step up to Peterson’s game if they really want to win.

  9. By PurplePeopleEater on Aug 14, 2009 | Reply

    Childress sounds like he’s giving both guys as much of a chance as possible. He’s claimed that whoever starts today (Sage or Jackson) the other will be the starter next week vs Kansas so that they’ll bet getting as even a comparison as possible. Both will then obviously be part of the #2 team as well.

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