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Vikings FB Familiar With Bengals

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 10, 2009 – 6:55 am

Though certainly not enough to lend any game-planning advantage, FB Fahu Tahi has some familiarity with the Vikings opponent this Sunday at Mall of America Field.

Tahi was signed by the Bengals as an undrafted free agent out of BYU in 2006 but didn’t make the final roster cut coming out of training camp. He was signed to the practice squad but was later released, which prompted him to sign with the Vikings in November of 2006.

Tahi played mostly special teams and some spot duty on offense in 2007, but in 2008 he won a starting job for the Vikings. This past offseason the Bengals signed Tahi to an offer sheet, but the Vikings matched it and the 6-0, 254-pound battering ram remained in purple as RB Adrian Peterson’s lead blocker.

Now Tahi is just a few days away from facing his former team – the same team that pursued him this past offseason and the same team on which his cousin, FB Fui Vakapuna, plays. The Vikings FB said there were still a few players left from his time in Cincinnati but that for the most part there are a lot of new faces.

Tahi said that in his short time with the Bengals in 2006 most of the players he got to know were on offense. But now that he’s on the Vikings offense, Tahi is familiarizing himself with the Bengals defense.

“Their whole front seven is playing really good football right now,” the physical FB said on Wednesday. “My buddy Jonathan Fanene, we were roommates in Cincinnati, he’s playing really well. He’s stepped in and played really good football.”

“I think a big difference in their defense is Rey Maualuga. He’s doing a great job for their linebackers. As I said, their whole front seven is playing very well right now.”


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3 Responses to “Vikings FB Familiar With Bengals”

  1. By dave lee on Dec 29, 2009 | Reply

    the head coaches calling the plays are loseing the games, give it all to FARVE and let him run it as he see’s it. IT’S AS SIMPLE AS THAT, or you will lose all chance of the super bowl. this is not advice, it is a WARNING, ! ! i know things, trust me !!……..
    bye

  2. By lorraine sanborn on Jan 16, 2010 | Reply

    I DON’T KNOW WHY THE VIKINGS ARE GOING TO BOTHER TO EVEN PLAY THE GAME SUN. THE TALKING HEADS ALREADY HAVE THE COWBOYS WINNING. I GET SICK OF THIS SO PUT IT ALL TOGEATHER -DON’T MAKE MISTAKES- AND CRAM IT TO THEM. GO VIKES……..

  3. By lorraine sanborn on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    WOOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!!! GO VIKINGS, WAY TO SHUT THEM UP. NOW DO IT AGAIN NEXT WEEK. YOU ARE AWSOME.

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