Monday Morning Mailbag Is Posted

Posted by Mike Wobschall on February 8, 2010 – 10:32 am

This week’s Monday Morning Mailbag is posted on the home page.

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18 Responses to “Monday Morning Mailbag Is Posted”

  1. By Dthayer on Feb 8, 2010 | Reply


    Is there a concern or need to address issues this off season when drafting or picking up free agents in our secondary such as SS and Safety position? or is it just our type of Defensive calling that just doesnt shed too much light on what these guys can do? Aka sharper leaving vikes and having a stellar year in a different defensive scheme. Is our front 7 strong enough this year or will it need to be addressed in the off season as well? what needs to be corrected/replaced/patched or needed on our Defense?

  2. By Douglas Q on Feb 8, 2010 | Reply

    Which players are free agents and do you know which ones are restricted and unrestricted?

  3. By Bigfan1 on Feb 8, 2010 | Reply

    Absolutely, it’s all about the draft and picking free agents. Depending on what Brett Favre does, if he doesn’t return we may lose Pat Williams and we are weak in the secondary and of course need a quarterback. I believe Tavaris Jackson is a free agent this coming season. EJ Henderson should be back in force as well as the key players. The staff have made some brilliant picks over the past several years and I expect no less this year.

  4. By Dthayer on Feb 8, 2010 | Reply

    Would it be possible to sign Julius Peppers this off season?

    I know its a BIG stretch. but just think with peppers and allen on both ends. it would be a dangerous pass rush.

  5. By Dthayer on Feb 8, 2010 | Reply

    One more question:

    If favre returned would it be possible to see him calling plays more and leading the offense much like payton manning currently does? I think favre should be handed the keys to the offense and call nearly every offensive play. What do you think?

  6. By john jackson on Feb 8, 2010 | Reply

    We’ve been very succesful in the last 2 drafts with selecting players, where do u see Minnesota going with their picks? Do you think Jared Allen faded toward season end and post season? Can’t recall a significant play from him in the playoffs..Do you think Minnesota will look in fre agency for a bigger Center or experienced corner?

  7. By Douglas Q on Feb 8, 2010 | Reply

    What’s the status on Darrell Bevell, the offensive coordinator and Leslie Frazier, the defensive coordinator? Are they leaving or are they returning for another season?

  8. By Douglas Q on Feb 8, 2010 | Reply

    The schedule for next year looks tough. We face the NFC East and the AFC east. I see about 8 games the vikings have to play their hardest because I know the other teams have that date circled( Greenbay twice, Arizona, New Orleans, New York Jets, Chicago twice and Dallas Cowgirls. All these teams will be gunning for Favre if he returns). So how successful do you think the vikings will have next season?

  9. By Douglas Q on Feb 8, 2010 | Reply

    *So how successful do you think the Vikings will be next season?

  10. By Dthayer on Feb 9, 2010 | Reply


    Lezlie Frazier was looking into the head coaching position in Buffalo and never got it. I think he will stay, as for the others, I have yet to hear any rumor of them leaving.

  11. By Vinny on Feb 9, 2010 | Reply

    Vikings fan for 37 years. Disappointing end to a season, I could actually taste the Super Bowl. The Vikes had 5 turnovers and still almost won the game. They choked, folded under the pressure. The game was theirs for the taking and they just keep handing in back to the Saints. I was so disappointed that I did not even watch the Super Bowl. I hope Farve comes back, we have all the pieces of the puzzle in place. Just beef up the Defense during the off season.
    Go Vikings!!!

  12. By Jake on Feb 9, 2010 | Reply

    Why can we not defend the pass. It seems like we always get torched against good passers. We held drew brews but when he needed to throw the ball there was always a guy open. Should we draft a safety or get a differnt scheme

  13. By Jason on Feb 9, 2010 | Reply

    I agree the vikes really need to improve on the pass that has been our biggest weakness are there plans to finally address this area, do you think the vikes would try go for colt mcoy. is it possible to get peppers, or meriman who would replace pat willams.

  14. By Douglas Q on Feb 9, 2010 | Reply

    @ Jason

    I don’t think we can afford Julius Peppers he made 16 million this year, the highest paid defensive end. Next season he is scheduled to make 18 million. And unless we lose a player we can’t sign any free agents due to the uncapped season we’re about to head into. So we might have to give up Ray Edwards, or Chester Taylor or any other player that’s a free agent this year before we can even go after those players. But who knows if Favre doesn’t return then the Vikings have an extra 12 million and a spot to fill on their roster

  15. By Robin S. on Feb 9, 2010 | Reply

    What we need next year is for Brett and all our guys to come back. What they did in one year is magical and they can only get better as they perfect what they had together. It was fun to watch. PLease stay together and win the Super Bowl. We need to intercept the other teams quarterback more often. And we need to hold on to the ball better and learn to knock it out of their hands. And please protect Brett so he doesn’t get hurt and has time to throw on target. Please Brett, at least one more year. You are what we were missing. Everyone was better with Brett. Love our Vikings.

  16. By Stephen S. on Feb 10, 2010 | Reply

    Even with 4 turnovers the vikings had a chance to be superbowl bound, they were the better team. But it was NOT the Vikings choking as it was the horrible non calls against the saints..The Vikings had to deal with 2 opponents..saints and the Refs. The refs had to be rooting for the saints as much like too many fools, just because New Orleans was flattened by katrina. During that last Viking drive for the winning field goal refs refuse to flag Saints for 2 penelties, Roughing the passer and pass interference. that wouold have gotten us to the Saints 20 yard line, Farvwe wouldn’t have need to throw that pass and Longley would have won it for us.

  17. By Kirk Hill on Feb 13, 2010 | Reply

    I know that a few teams were looking at Frazier for head coaching jobs but he didn’t land any of them. As for Bevell, I noticed his name kept popping up as a possible head coach candidate throughout the year. I think he will get looked at next year if our offense produces again. I believe we were the 2nd highest scoring offense in the league this year behind the saints. Since our entire coaching staff should be back next year, I believe we are going to have another great season next year (especially if Favre comes back).
    Prediction – I believe that both Mangini and/or Lovie Smith will get fired next year and Bevell will a top candidate for those jobs because of his history in the NFC North and the West Coast offense (Mike Holmgren). I hope we can keep him with the Vikes for years to come but he has been getting better and better each year,

  18. By Kevin w on Feb 14, 2010 | Reply

    Why dont the vikings spread the formation with four wide recievers when they want to run for short yardage. Against the Saints with just the one wideout, on the last two running plays when they wanted to pick up 4 or 5 yards on each run they were facing 9 in the box on both plays. And gained no yards. seams like a no brainer to me when AP would only be facing a couple of tacklers that way!

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