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FB Tahi: No Glory, No Problem

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 13, 2010 – 9:00 am

Vikings FB Fahu Tahi does the dirty work – lead blocking for RBs Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor and pass protecting for QB Brett Favre – without much recognition.

In the Vikings season finale, though, it was a lack of recognition by the opposing defense that allowed Tahi to do something he had never done in his NFL career – catch a TD pass.

The play came on a 4th and 1 from the goal line in the 3rd quarter. Tahi snuck out of the backfield and QB Brett Favre found him wide open in the endzone for the TD, the 1st of Tahi’s pro career.

In a Q&A session with NFLPlayers.com, Tahi discussed the scoring play.

“It felt good because I hadn’t scored a touchdown since college,” Tahi said after identifying it as the highlight of the season for him to this point. “With it being my first, I didn’t really know how to react, but it was a nice feeling to finally get in.”

Although Tahi calls that TD the highlight of his season, don’t mistake the battering ram FB for a me-first type of player.

“It sounds cliché, but this is a team sport,” Tahi told Mike Donnelly of NFLPlayers.com. “In the NFL, you have your stars like your Brett Favres and Adrian Petersons who are on the same side of the ball as me, and of course they’re going to get a lot of the limelight, but it doesn’t bother me. I’m just glad I can play football and I just want to go out there and do my job and help my team to win every Sunday.”

To read the full Q&A piece with Donnelly and Tahi, click here.


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4 Responses to “FB Tahi: No Glory, No Problem”

  1. By malte on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    If it helps you feel more glory tahi i already have scored 5 TDs with you in my madden 10 :)

  2. By TheGipper on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    Tahi you are awesome dude!! Fundamentally sound, team play is the true key to a super bowl win this year. You and your team attitude are the glory of the Viking fan nation. I for one am hoping and praying that my all mighty and most talanted Viking team of all time, strictly adheres to this philosophy and remembers that in the game of football, the winner is the team that BLOCKS and TACKLES!!

  3. By Cowboy Mojo on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    Congrats on your 1st catch and on your attitude. Come Sunday though, your going to be real busy and tired from blocking those Magnificent 7 Dallas D.
    Good Luck !!!!! Go COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. By Nate F. on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    I like how the media and everyone else bashes Favre for throwing costly intereceptions but I watched Tom brady throw 3 INT and 1 Fumble and no one said anything but “he’s just having a bad day because he’s coming off of an injury” But when Favre threw the interceptions due to a shoulder injury in his throwing arm when he was on the Jets the media teared him apart.

    NOW we see Rodgers throw an INT on his first play and a Fumble on the last play to win the game but EVERY ONE is only talking about how great he is to lead his team to a come back.

    Isn’t there something wrong with this picture?

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