Big Night For Potential Reserves/Backups

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 21, 2009 – 6:59 pm

Tonight’s game will be a national spectacle because it’s QB Brett Favre’s debut in a Vikings uniform. But the reality is that tonight is actually a bigger night for those battling for key reserve/backup roles.

The Vikings brought 80 players with them to training camp in Mankato this summer, but only 53 will make the final cut next month. Tonight is a big night because starters typically see minimal action in the 2nd preseason game. The 3rd preseason game is as close to a dress rehearsal as you are going to see, which means the guys vying for reserve/backup roles don’t see much time.

Other than tonight, the 4th preseason game is also a key time for the potential reserves/backups.

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19 Responses to “Big Night For Potential Reserves/Backups”

  1. By chris on Aug 21, 2009 | Reply

    keep john david booty he is really good get rid of favre he is horrible and way too old to still play football. he is dividing the team

  2. By john on Aug 21, 2009 | Reply

    keep booty jackson and rosenfels

  3. By purple08 on Aug 21, 2009 | Reply

    Wow! Favre looked awesome! Way to go T-Jack! Hang in there buddy! Make it tough for them to let you go.

  4. By CA Norwegian on Aug 22, 2009 | Reply

    Favre has some things to get used to. KC made him pay. Jackson was a throwback, scrambling like Fran and throwin’ that wounded duck over the middle like Joe Kapp. Great he could buy time as Brett could not. It is good that he was humbled. It is too early to carve out the roster. Maybe we won’t go 16-0.

  5. By PurplePeopleEater on Aug 22, 2009 | Reply

    I gotta say that I was definately disappointed by Favre’s perfomance today. I’m hoping that it is simply because he was lazy and skipped as much of the preseason as he could. Hopefully that lazy attitude and its effects don’t filter over into the regular season. Maybe he is washed up, but 2 more preseason games will help to tell that.

    On the plus side, the final couple minutes of the game were thrilling! You couldn’t tell from the noise we were still able to make, but tens of thousands of people had already left the stadium half way through the 4th. They are probably kicking themselves for that after that great goal-line stand with 4 plays at the 1 yard line. I love the fact that they dropped the push out rule.

  6. By the horned norseman on Aug 22, 2009 | Reply

    definitely happy t-jack looked that good;2 series for favre didn’t,but it WAS only just 2 series…not jumping to conclusions yet;still have confidence he’ll improve.defense looked real good even w/out p.willy & allen….can’t WAIT till reg. season starts!!!!LETS GO VIKES!!!

  7. By the horned norseman on Aug 22, 2009 | Reply


  8. By Viking-ology on Aug 22, 2009 | Reply

    Wow the fans really embraced Favre. Now that the first Viking game hype for Favre is over, its time to play some FOOTBALL!!

  9. By blacknblue on Aug 22, 2009 | Reply

    Someone was saying he did no off season core strength training so his legs are weak. Like I said before I think his ego is a problem…eh we’ll see

  10. By blacknblue on Aug 22, 2009 | Reply

    Jackson looked good but I see all the same issues as last year without the INTs. The fade away jumper drives me insane. The first lame duck TD I will have to say gets picked 4 of 5 times. 2nd one looked great. Lol I think Brett turned green a bit this was supposed to be his show. This is going to be interesting.

  11. By guy on Aug 22, 2009 | Reply

    Jackson was great. Time to Trade or Release Sage.

  12. By Viking-ology on Aug 22, 2009 | Reply

    Its early, I think Favre will br fine. As far as T Jack is concerned, he plays great- until it really matters. How long can they be patient with him. I think he would be better suited with an up and coming team rather than one that is ready to win now. Then he won’t feel the pressure. Trade TJ keep Sage as quality back-up and go for the high QB pick in next years draft. Unless they think Booty is thier future. Trade up to get a franchise QB.

  13. By Canadian vikes fan on Aug 22, 2009 | Reply

    Tarvaris Jackson isn’t the first Quarterback to play terrible in his first ever playoff start. At least he has that under his belt. Vikes could get the same thing over again with Sage, who is 5 years older but has yet to start a playoff game. Vikings should keep Tarvaris Jackson

  14. By purple08 on Aug 23, 2009 | Reply

    yo horned! what ? sarcasm? not me!

  15. By purple08 on Aug 23, 2009 | Reply

    lets be patient with sage… he has not had enough time to learn. let’s give him another 5 years. let’s boo t-jack some more when he takes the field… that should help his confidence… way to go vike fans. let’s embrace a 40 year old QB who sells shirts and tickets, as long as we all are a part of the american dream! let’s all root for the golden boy! forget about chester taylor, jim kleinsas ser and steve hutchinson et al. who cares about the hard working defense that will dominate the league! Favre central? Joke central! let’s give vick and plaxico and stallworth another chance… why not? when regular joes like us mess up, we must pay, but when these clowns break the law,everyone says they deserve a second chance. joe blow making 10$ an hour never get a second chance, yet these athletes making millions get 2-3-4 chances and people feel sorry for them. philly can have vick. childress for coach of the year!

  16. By Canadian vikes fan on Aug 23, 2009 | Reply

    We can’t be patient with Sage, you seem to think he’s a rookie, but he’s 31. If we wait 5 years he’ll be way past his prime and we’ll be stuck with another Gus Frerotte. If Sage was gonna start and be effective, it was gonna be this year, but clearly with Favre, thats not gonna happen.

  17. By the horned norseman on Aug 23, 2009 | Reply

    purple08…..LMAO! you at least have a future writing material for frank caliende(?)when he does his madden schtick!!

  18. By purple08 on Aug 23, 2009 | Reply

    hey Canadian vike! that was sarcasm in case you couldn’t tell! ha!ha!

  19. By Marcus on Aug 24, 2009 | Reply

    The back up backs look awesome! Ian Johnson needs to get more snaps. He’s definitely hungry for that spot.

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