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Vikings Select QB Joe Webb In 6th Round

Posted by cjsiewert on April 24, 2010 – 1:10 pm

The Vikings used their 6th round (199th overall) pick on former UAB QB Joe Webb.  A lot of speculation has gone into the 2010 NFL Draft in regard to the Vikings selecting a QB and they have now officially chosen that route.

Webb, a 6-3, 223-pounder, was a 2-year starter at UAB where he passed for more than 2,000 yards and rushed for over 1,000 in both the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

Here is the NFL.com analysis of Webb: “Webb has ideal height and bulk for the next level. Has very good speed for the quarterback position and can make plays outside the pocket. Is a durable, versatile performer who could contribute at other spots. Possesses excellent arm strength. Can drive the ball downfield and make all the throws. Shows good accuracy at times on the deep ball.  Decision-making must improve. Forces the ball into dangerous spots. Does not scan the field or move through his progressions. Likely to struggle consistently making reads against NFL schemes. Must improve footwork and drop mechanics. Does not exhibit enough accuracy and can become wild. Does not have a quick release and throwing mechanics need polish.”


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126 Responses to “Vikings Select QB Joe Webb In 6th Round”

  1. By RWC on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    tony pike why not? = (

  2. By vik85 on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    who is this guy? another T-jack? what about tony pike or jevan snead. chilly pick all the way

  3. By CR on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Now we have our quarterback!!!!

  4. By JLD on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Why not take Pike at that spot if your going to take a QB…? I believe he was the 5th ranked QB in the draft!

  5. By mikewobschall on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Webb won Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year in 2009, throwing for 2,299 yards with 21 touchdowns and running for an astounding 1,427 more yards with 11 scores. Also, he is the first player in NCAA history to throw for 2,000 yards and run for 1,000 more in consecutive seasons.

    4.44 40-yard dash, 42.5″ vertical, 11’05″ broad jump, 4.40 short shuttle, 21 reps, 6.71 three-cone.

  6. By John on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    because Pike is worthless… this guy can play received and will probably be great on special teams

  7. By havmann on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Over Tony Pike?? Wow very questionable decision making here. Will be surprised to see Webb on 53 man roster yet alone practice squad.

  8. By mikewobschall on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Seems possible he’ll be moved to WR because of his athleticism.

  9. By MIke B on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    QB situation has always been Childress likes TJack, but he gets too much heat to start him. They want Farve, but no commitment. They get Sage incase they cant’ get Farve and to quiet things down. I think if Farve didn’t come last year, chilly would have still started TJack. Webb is a developmental QB and will regulated to the practice squad.

  10. By My God on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    You have got to be kidding me.

  11. By mikewobschall on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    What’s the obsession with Tony Pike? Look at all the other teams that passed on him. Then the team that did take him (Carolina) obviously doesn’t think he can play either because they already drafted their franchise QB (Jimmy Clausen). Have any of you ever considered that there’s something about Pike that keeps teams away that you might not be aware of?

  12. By TOM on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Then why not just draft a WR?

  13. By mikewobschall on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Will be interesting to see if Webb runs any Wildcat type of plays for the Vikings during minicamps and during training camp.

  14. By rhh on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Does anyone else think this was a very stupid move? We passed on Clausen (twice)…McCoy was available at the time, then passed on Pike…to get…who?

  15. By vik85 on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    espn didnt even have a picture of him, haha

  16. By Malte on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I do have confidence that the vikings have picked the player that the thought would do the best to the team. They are doing the best they can, and just because they didn’t picked what you wished, that doesn’t mean that it’s a bad pick

  17. By HOGS on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    yeah MIKEWOBSCHALL carolina doesnt like PIKE at all considering they drafted him After us.

  18. By TOM on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Mike you seem very thin skinned, the fans want a QB for the future of our team. How long can Brett play? Hopefully 2 more seasons (probably 1). Most feel TJ is not the answer. We’ve been waiting a long time for a superbowl win, and like it or not that usually requires a good/great QB.

  19. By vik85 on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    we still have 2 picks to draft another nobody QB

  20. By mr Jefferson on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    m tired of the Vikings going to Bama and getting BS QBs. We could have gotten Myron Rolle (saftey) or Jamar Caney (linebacker) for quality backups or future starters. im tired of the Vikings going to Bama and getting BS QBs. We could have gotten Myron Rolle (saftey) or Jamar Caney (linebacker) for quality backups or future starters

  21. By HOGS on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    ESPN said WEBB is for sure a reciever in the nfl and not a qb

  22. By medicineball on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    These picks seem to all make sense but I don’t know if we got the right guys. I hope so.

  23. By HOGS on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    This reminds me of when im playing MADDEN10 and i draft a fast qb late just so i can QB keep it and get cheap yards. Only problem is, that doesnt work in the NFL. Does Chili think he can find a Mike Vick?

  24. By Greg on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Webb would be a lousy QB or a great receiver. With that speed, bulk, strength and jumping ability, he could be another Calvin Johnson. Or the second coming of a faster Sidney Rice.

  25. By Malte on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Tom and everybody else, this is NOT the year for getting a QB for the future, everybody know that. Next year will have many way better QB to choose. So take a chill pill, and enjoy the draft. Vikings have had great drafts in many years now

  26. By MIke B on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Not thin skinned, just realistic from watching Childress since he started. I really think he is sold on TJack. I would like to see a QB of the future, but until the coach sees it it’s not happening. Otherwise Clausen would be a Viking. My opinion of course.

  27. By GreenMezz on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I checked J. Webb out. he plays 3 sports, very athletic, fast, 6’3″, can throw the ball from a WR position in different packages like wildcat, etc. Not the most obvious pick, but at this round what kind of WR are really left. This could be a good pick to pressure Reynaud and Jaymar Johnson.

  28. By Dave Pinnick on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    He won’t make the roster. This is the single worst draft I remembe for the Vikings. Childress does not help us. He’s too conservative. How do you not draft Clausen in the 1st round, how do you draft Chris Cook over Taylor Mays. Why do you trade 3 picks to get Gerhardt. We need a 3rd down back, this guy is just a slow bruiser. He could be a great back, but doesn’t fit us. We needed a slashing 3rd down back. We have not improved one position in this draft. The Joe Webb draft pick is the icing on the cake. He could’ve drafted Pike, Robinson, Snead, or Jarrett Brown(who is also fast with a strong arm and played in a much tougher conference).

  29. By Greg on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Check out these stats: http://blog.al.com/offthevine/2010/04/joe_webb_is_still_waiting_to_h.html

  30. By Dan on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    obviously you dont remember the draft when the vikes took to much time in the first round and didnt even get a firtst round pick

  31. By Dan on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I thought they were stupid for taking webb too but he is coming into the nfl as a wideout

  32. By HOGS on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Draft RYAN MALLETT next year. He is a franchise qb.

  33. By Greg on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Don’t confuse Taylor Mays with Ronnie Lott, he didn’t look that good on film compared to his combine performance. He has a few hits but doesn’t wrap up, that won’t work in the NFL.

  34. By Nor on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I believe they will coach him to be a great WR. Like Greg said, he has great athletic ability and with the coaches we have I believe they will make him a great guy to have. He’ll put pressure on our existing Wr’s for a year or two and then hopefully become a starter.
    And as Malte said, this is not the year for a future franchise QB.
    Spielman and company know what they are doing, this will work out!

    SKÅL VIKINGS

  35. By GreenMezz on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Dave, remember when Mike Tice drafted E. James and williamson in first round. that was the definition of bad. First 4 picks are solid, we’ll see how the rest pan out.

  36. By Justin on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    so do we get a safety like Kurt Coleman or take a CB like Donovan Warren and move him to safety to back up Johnson n Williams?

  37. By Nat on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Uh, Dan, that pick that they took too much time for was Kevin Williams…and not Childress.

  38. By dirty little secret on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    After seeing his stats this might be a pretty good pick.

  39. By MIke B on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    A Blocking TE to keep Farve safe if he makes the team.

  40. By Malte on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I think the vikings i knowing what they are doing. I have confidence in what they are doing ! SKÅL VIKINGS! all the way!

  41. By Dan on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    no it wasnt kevin williams and it was about 10 yrs ago so it was denny green..

  42. By Pat the Viking on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah, he will be great WR in Wildcat formations.

    remember, you have to also DRAFT players who WANTS to play for your TEAM. Drafting a TOP player who DON’T Want to play for your TEAM – is REALLY wasting your PICKS.

  43. By MIke B on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I like the last pick a blocking TE and a legacy. He may not make the team but not a bad pick.

  44. By Dan on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    actually your right it was kevin, I thought it was longer ago than that… man time flies

  45. By Randy on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    everyone says that there will be better QBs in next years draft, but honestly, im not sold. i think that the vikes have gone far too long (almost 40 yrs.) without a franchise QB and they need one. but will they ever get one? probably not.

  46. By MARK on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    i agree Mike B, finally someone decent after picking griffin

  47. By Malte on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I’m glad I’m not the panthers. taking 3 QBs. than rather taking noone at all.

  48. By vikingsfanatic on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    so many teams passed on pike and clausen…must have been somehting wrong with those guys. webb has upside…another great athlete on our offense.

  49. By Dave Pinnick on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I’m a huge Vikings fan, but those first 4 picks weren’t solid. They weren’t in the same category as solid. I didn’t say Mays was Ronnie Lott, I said he was better than Cook. Which he is.

    You can be the kind of fan who just obliviously follows what the coaches do, or you can be honest with yourselves. Joe Webb will not push our receivers, who are still pretty young. We wasted a pick. We had much bigger needs than Toby Gerhardt in the second. Tavaris Jackson shouldn’t even be a Viking right now, that’s all Childress. We can thank last year on Favre’s performance. That’s it. Without him, we go in the toilet. Tavaris Jackson is nothing with the game on the line. He has decent stats, but no clutch performance. We shot ourselves in the foot this year. Jonathan Dwyer would’ve been there in the FOURTH rd if we wanted a back. We reached for every pick except Griffin, and we don’t need a DE. This was a BAD draft, and yes the Williamson draft was worse. At least they were drafting for needs, not senseless picks. We gave up multiple picks to move up and get Gerhardt. That’s just ridiculous.

  50. By MIke B on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Malte, how would you like to be the Bills and need a QB and not pick one till round 6

  51. By Paul on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikes. Need To Stick A Fork In Chilly And Let Frazier Run The Show. as for the rookies just give them a little time they’ll be fine.

  52. By Dave Pinnick on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Not to mention how injury prone Chris Cook is.

  53. By VikesFan001 on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    He is listed as a QB but in the senior bowl he was converted to a wide receiver. It wasn’t about him or Pike he will most likely be molded to a receiving weapon not playing QB.

  54. By Malte on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Take a chill pill! the vikings are a great team! If you think that this team is all Brett Favre, then you had your eyes close while watching the games! Watch the next season and if they all are completely bust then unfortunately you were right, but a real fan have optimism!
    ps. sorry for my bad english, I’m from Denmark :b

  55. By MARK on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    dave they won the division in 08 without favre

  56. By Dave Pinnick on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Bills had a horrible draft. I agree put a fork in Chilly. I think this draft was just all overthinking.

    The Seahawks had an amazing draft, and traded to get a decent rb from the Titans. The Panthers got Clausen and LaFell. I just saw too many wasted oppurtunities. This was a heart breaking draft.

  57. By MARK on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    dave they won the division in 08 without favre, or was that a fluke?

  58. By smartestmanalive on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Okay this is to all of you skeptics who want to take the so called “safe” route and take Tony Pike. Two words, system quarterback. Graham Harrell, Colt Brennan, where are they? They put up numbers even better than Tony Pike and they will never do anything in the NFL. Tony Pike will never be anything more than a Jake Delhomme, he’ll have a few breakout seasons and make some playoff runs later in his career and then fall off the map again.

    Joe Webb is one of the most athletic players in the 2010 draft with natural, raw talent. He has everything it takes to be a great quarterback; size, speed, strength, and just plain out football talent. He is the first player in NCAA history to pass for over 2000 yards and run for over 1000 yards two seasons in a row. That says something about his football skill. The only negatives about this amazing unheard of athlete are his quarterback intangibles. Granted, that is a huge flaw to have for an NFL quarterback but all he needs is a little bit of guidance and to learn from a veteran and who better to learn from then the great Brett Farve.

    Excellent pick from the Minnesota Vikings. I’m as happy as can be.

  59. By GreenMezz on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve said it in other threads, I’m at ASU and watch a lot of PAC 10 ball. Gerhardt was not a stretch, he is going to be outstanding. go online and find the Stanford-USC game this past season. Gerhart, single handedy ran over that team. we gave up a 3rd round 30th pick when we had a 4th round 2nd pick waiting inline. didn’t give up that much to secure a bruiser like him. We are going to run over teams next year and get back to black and blue style football.

  60. By Dave Pinnick on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Mark, they went 10-6 and got beat by 12 points in the WILD CARD game. Favre took us to the NFC Championship. He may have thrown an int that ended the game, but he got us there. Not to mention a ton of fumbles that lost us that game.

  61. By Malte on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Mike I’m not the bills so I don’t care at all! the’vey got to do, what they’ve got to do! But i can’t see how 3 QB’s can be the best choice. that’s way to big risk. I think we did a fine job in this draft

  62. By DarrinOT on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Safety in disguise

  63. By Dave Pinnick on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Tavaris Jackson was looked at as “Athletic” also.

    Gerhardt is going to be a great back, but he was not a major need for us. I like Gerhardt, but 2 monster backs don’t win superbowls. You have to have passing. Carolina had a beast of a running game, and we did in 08. It only takes you so far. You have to have passing, and if Favre doesn’t come back we have no safety net.

  64. By MARK on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    but when you say they are “in the toilet” it sounds like you are comparing them to the rams and lions

  65. By SD Vike on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    The best draft the vikes could of hoped for is to just give up all picks and trade for 2 very good veterans…. not to excited about any of the picks… what a future we are building.

  66. By GreenMezz on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with everything smartestmanalive said except J. Webb will be a WR, not a QB. He could be a diamond in the rough or a sixth round bust. Upside is worth the risk when we don’t have many roster spots open. Remember we added a kick off specialist in Rhys Lloyd to the squad too!

  67. By Dave Pinnick on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Let’s hope it all pans out for the Vikes this year. It was nice debating.

    Go Vikes!

  68. By MIke B on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I am not excited on this draft. I didn’t agree with first pick, but the second pick addressed the team losing a good 2nd RB. The rest are works in progress to say the least. Just how I feel about it.

  69. By cjsiewert on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks Mike for finding this. This is for all of you who doubt Webb’s athletic ability:

  70. By mnsoldier on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Another 5yr project qb, havent we had enough of them, and they havent turned out to be for squat. Why are the vikings so set on getting QBs that can run, didnt favre prove that a qb with some mobility that is great at passing prove that that is what a qb should be, A PASSER not a runner. if favre does not come back this yr the vikes will struggle to make 8-8. we will then have to start over with a new coach as chilli will be gone. (not a bad thing) but to start over will cause the fans to have to wait again. And the owners want a new stadium on our dollar??

  71. By Nor on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    That Webb has some skills!
    Great athlete, hope he turns out to be a great guy to have on our team!

  72. By GreenMezz on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    actually, he’s a WR whom just cleared 5 and a half feet. Thanks for video, that was impressive. :)

  73. By Dennis on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Even though non of the picks in this years draft excite me, this staff has done a great job of improving this football team every year. I am going to give them the benefit of the doubt and trust that they know what they are doing.
    Remember, John Randal was not drafted so there is always hope that any player can turn into a great one.

  74. By Tommy T on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    hey smartestmanalive…..Webb is being drafted as a WR… wasted pick… My point all along is that the philosophy of drafting highets player on the board just doesn’t fly anymore… stop saying that if you aren’t going to draft that way… NFL.com… CBSsports.com, Mel Kiper, draftnasty,com… there are about 10 different draft services and rankings out there, and for the most part, they are all pretty conistent. The ONLY pick of value the Vikes got was Everson Griffen, who was drafted in the 4th, but projected a 1st to early second.. Everyone else on the board didn’t possess the value… I can’t find anywhere Cook was top 35, and Gerhart was ranked low 2nd, high 3rd, and we paid too much for him. EVERY OTHER draft pick had either highed graded players as per NFL.com (the official NFL site) of positions the Vikes drafted or there were some needs of higher graded players. For example, look at DeGeare… he is ripped for his mental ability and grades a 2.. In the meantime, there is a DB from Michigan on the board graded a 7, and we pass. Myron Rolle from Florida State was a projected 3rd or 4th rd before he decoded to go to Oxford to work on his Rhodes Scholar, and is a safety.. pass?? Why?? I would rather see these guys reach for guys that scouting sertvices have ranked high, versus thinking they can gamble on players ranked. Don’t they see that 7 other services ranked DeGeare horribly? I don’t get it…

    This overall draft is a C in my book. Poor management with draft picks. Didn’t need to add a third to get Gerhart.. coulda grabbed another position other than Cook, etc…

  75. By CTVIKESFAN on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Here’s the best draft trade that didn’t happen. Brad Childress and all his backup QBs for Mike Shanahan.

  76. By Gabriel on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Dave. Find another team to root for. Since you are such a gifted NFL mind why aren’t you employed by an NFL team to school everyone in the draft. If nothing else this group we have drafting now have proven that they know what they are doing. They have drafted well every year and this year will prove to be another good draft class. It’s not even Chilly, its studwell and the others who make the draft work. They are very good at what they do. And Gerhart slow????? Do some research before posting ridiculous things like that.

  77. By Mike 89 on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Joe Webb? wasted pick, dude. Where does a small town QB in the sixth round fit in the picture? WTF is his upside?

  78. By George on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I have been a loyal vikings fan for all my life almost. Having said that. This draft didn’t even make a C. Possibly D-. There may be better QB’s next year, but will they be available when we pick. Did we need another CB. Gephart was ok, but Dwyer would have been there if he wasn’t. Another mobile QB who can’t read a defense, we already have one (T. Jackson) Missed opportunities and questionable at best decisions all over the place. I cannot say how disappointed I am with this draft. Again having said all that, I will still be cheering for the Vikings, win or lose, next year and beyond.

  79. By I want Favre BACK! on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    QB is not about athletecism!
    It’s the ability to see the field, make the right reads, and throw a strong and accurate ball. Add leadership and pocket presence and you have a QB!
    This league is obsessed with athletecism & ignores the real things that make a great QB.
    Understanding the difference between a receiver who is open in college & open in the pros… The guy open in the pros has maybe only a step advantage or he might be totally covered but has the right positioning…
    Look at the history of Super Bowl winning teams – maybe 4 of 42 didn’t have hall of fame QBs and of the hall of fame QBs, only a few (Steve Young?) would be considered athletic or even fast!

  80. By DAVE on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    How can we not address the most glaring need on the team, safety. How many tackles/ interceptions combined did our two safeties have? How many times did we see one or the other miss a tackle last year or be out of position. We might be slightly better on offence after this draft but I see little improvement where we need it the most, on defense.

  81. By smartestmanalive on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I want Favre BACK!
    Joe Webb
    2008: 2,367 passing yds, 58.9 comp.%, 10 TD
    2009: 2,299 passing yds, 59.8 comp.%, 21 TD

    QB may not be about athleticism but what are those passing stats about?

  82. By smartestmanalive on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Chris Cook will play saftey by the way. No worries.

  83. By I want Favre BACK! on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Why doesn’t Tiger Woods win every golf tournament? He’s clearly the best golfer by far… The Vikings had every single aspect of the game covered last year – enough to win a Super Bowl. Play the New Orleans game 10 times & they would have won 2 of them. Unfortunately, last year was one of them.

    We are rediculously lucky to have Favre on our team – draft a QB with the right balance of skills (not just athletecism) and let Favre mentor for a year or two (if we’re lucky). Do you think Aaron Rogers learned anything behind Favre?

    Rogers guy could have had the mis-fortune of being drafted by other teams a few years ago and thrown into a bad situation – we might have been talking about him as a bust…

    It is invaluable what a guy like Favre can teach the right guy…

  84. By I want Favre BACK! on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Smartestmanalive

    You can find great stats from nearly every QB in the draft each year… How many of them work out?

  85. By smartestmanalive on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    “We are rediculously lucky to have Favre on our team…”

    Ridiculously… Idk how many of those QBs work out but at least i can spell

  86. By I want Favre BACK! on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    1997
    Ryan Leaf 56% completion, 33 TDs
    Cade McNown 61% completion, 22TDs
    2005
    Tavaris Jackson 61% completion, 25 TDs
    1998
    Daunte Culpepper 3690 passing yards, 28 TDs
    2007
    JaMarcus Russell 3332 passing yards, 22 TDs

  87. By Norse god on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Wow people jump to alot of conclusions, I dont think anyone on this board has done a one tenth the research that was made prior to drafting. How can a single one of you complain about a draft, did you watch him play? Did you seem them in the same style offense/defence the vikes run?

    Frankly I am excited to watch every one of these picks in camp and preseason to see if they make the grade. If they don’t, honestly ask yourself this. what gaps did we have last season? and were these drafts required to fill those gaps or did we already take care of it with free agents?

    I want a Win this year, I dont want to worry about what is gonna happen 3 years from now.

  88. By I want Favre BACK! on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I can spell just fine, I just can’t type

    Nice comment. When you don’t have a solid argument, attack someone’s spelling…

  89. By I want Favre BACK! on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Norse god-

    We have not done the research that the Viking’s staff has done – that doesn’t mean you can’t have an opinion about the outcome of their picks…

    The way you sound is that whatever picks the Vikings make, they must be the perfect pick because they picked them…

    Drafts are research & luck – all we have to go off of as fans is an outsider’s perspective. It’s what makes watching & talking about football fun…

  90. By CTVIKESFAN on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Come on guys. Be totally honest with yourselves. The glaring reason why we haven’t been in the superbowl for 33 years is the lack of a franchise QB. We had to get one out of retirement to get us close (please don’t bring up that major F-up when Green sat on the ball against the Falcons).

    Brad tinks he’s a QB guru and he’s not. Jackson is a bust (if u don’t think so – what would any other team give for him!? Zip!)

  91. By kevin stanfield on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    When you start talking about 6th and 7th round picks, most either don’t make the team or their career is shortlived. So for anyone to think that Webb is gonna have any kind of an impact at the next level is fooling themselve. John David Booty didn’t even throw a pass and he was one of the top rated qb’s that year.

  92. By akviking on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    For the most of you that were constantly complaIning about getting a qb, YOU GOT ONE, now quit all the whining and give the guy a chance. Kind of funny how you can cut this man down sittin at home on the couch only getting up to grab a beer, when webb has already/will accomplish more than you’ve ever dreamed of! Don’t like the draft choices? DO SOMETHING WITH YOURSELVES AND GET IN THE ORGANIZATION SO YOU CAN MAKE THE NEXT PICKS. OTHERWISE JUST QUIT COMPLAINING!

  93. By I want Favre BACK! on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    akviking

    Webb has accomplished more than I’ve ever dreamed of? WOW he must be lucky! As far as I know, all he’s accomplished is graduating from college… Let’s see where he is in 3 years…

  94. By T-RAV on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    All you idiots talking Clausen, Mccoy, etc. Ever heard of Gino Torreta, Eric Crouch, and on and on and on. Great college quarterbacks who never amount to anything in the NFL. Look at the league now. Romo, Brady, etc. Guys who were late/undrafted guys who are stars. Why mortgage the future on an early QB.

  95. By I want Favre BACK! on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    T-RAV

    You are right about the QBs you listed, but Peyton Manning, Phillip Rivers, Eli Manning, Matt Ryan, Mark Sanchez & Carson Palmer were all high draft picks (I believe without doing research)… They turned out pretty good…

  96. By Jake on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings talked to Webb about being a receiver and being in a wildcat formation so he’s not going to be a QB actually because he’s so athletic that they have no choice but to move him somewhere else to get a better opportunity of playing

  97. By CTVIKESFAN on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Sounds like AKVIKING must be related to Webb. Calm down. I don’t think people are knocking him personally. It’s the pick of a QB in the late rounds that bothers the fans.

    I can’t believe we passed on Clausen. Seems like Brett will return but what do we after next year?

  98. By I want Favre BACK! on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    We know that TJACK will not be an effective starter in the NFL – ever! There is a very strong element of luck in the draft…

    What I would have hoped for is to pick a QB like Clausen & give him a year or 2 watching Favre (if he come’s back).

    Of course, there are no guarantees, but we don’t know that he won’t be a good NFL QB, we do know that TJACK isn’t a good NFL QB…

  99. By ShaneO on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    he was drafted 7th round he not playing on the team this year and t-jak aint bad his stat are good he needs a chance to shine.

  100. By I want Favre BACK! on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    ShaneO

    That’s what the NFL is all about – QBs that “aint bad”. The day TJACK wins us a SuperBowl is the day I retire from having an opinion…

  101. By former fan on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    does anyone at this orginazation know how to evaluate a qb. this guy is worse than tj. chilly sould let the other guys make a choice, not him or that liar spielman ” we take the best avalible player” whose better cook or mays, gerhart or mccoy, griffen or bruce campbell. It feels like a 5 yr old makes these picks.

    JAMARCUS RUSSELL PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  102. By I want Favre BACK! on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    what do you mean by JaMarcus Russell Please!!!!

  103. By tville on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I think Toby Gerhardt will be a great fit. He is a hard nosed runner who will be good for third downs. He has good hands and is a great blocker. Cook I thought was a wasted pick but we’ll see. I think we need to go out and grab Alan Faneca, NFL Network just reported the Jets are releasing him. Not a huge fan of the picks but i’ll give the benefit of the doubt.

    P.S. T-Jack is terrible and if he has to play this year 9-7 at best. Might have to make a trade for the sexual assaulter and hope we can win for the first 6 weeks. Common back Brett!

  104. By ShaneO on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    T-Jack got us to the playoffs his 1st year without a proven WR his QB rating in the last 5-6 games he played is around 100 and hes more athletic then most QBs he didnt get a real chance

  105. By CTVIKESFAN on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Is anyone paying attention!? We need our next QB! We wiffed in this draft. Say Brett comes back for ONE MORE Year. Then what we do we do?

    It is the QB that takes you to the SB. I want to watch the Vikes in the SB (hopefully to win the 1st one in franchise history) before I die!

    Ziggy – horrible move resigning Brad to a 3 yr deal. But you’re a business man. Cut your loses. Dump this guy. This draft is the final straw.

  106. By Skol_Vikings on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve said on other articles, and I’ll say it here. Clausen or McCoy probably aren’t the answers. As T-RAV pointed out, guys like Matt Linhart, Brady Quinn, and Eric Crouch never amounted, or will likely amount, to much. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that I agree with Joe Montanna — I think the Vikings actually know what Favre is going to do, but they’re keeping it under wraps so that he doesn’t need to go through camp. When you’re 40, and you’ve been in the NFL for 20 years, you don’t need training camp. You need a few quaters to get sharp and otherwise save the energy.

  107. By ShaneO on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Big Ben Sucks NFL golden boy hes like culpepper big arm+ really good wideout=big #s whatever tries to hard to make big plays

  108. By I want Favre BACK! on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    CTVIKESFAN

    You are totally right! Brad is an idiot…
    Coaches either have to be brilliant minds or amazing motivators & Chilly is neither!

    We need someone to be there for when Favre leaves & it’s not Sage or TJack.

    ShaneO, blog back in 3 years & tell me what team TJack is playing for – I will guarantee you he won’t be in the NFL & it’s not because he isn’t getting the chance. He is a brilliant athlete who can’t lead a team, can’t make a critical drive, can’t make a throw to a receiver who is for all practical purposes “covered”, and can’t make the right reads…

  109. By ShaneO on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    watch the tapes his first year t-Jack was on target the receivers couldn’t catch

  110. By CTVIKESFAN on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    To I WANT FARVE BACK – one other Rookie QB you forot was Joe Flako with the Ravens and we all saw how he shreaded us last year. We only won the that game by a should’ve been made FG.

    As for ShaneO – if you think TJack will get us anywhere – I want what ur smoking. This guy wasn’t even on teams draft boards when we traded up to pick him.

    Com’n – the guy jumps in the air to throw a football!

    Another great move by Brad.

    PS – Brad Childress wasn’t allowed to call plays when he was the offensive coordinator for the Eagles! Is that a surprise to Viking Fans.

    I think everyone on this blog can call the defense for any team playing us.

  111. By todd on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    espn says this guy is drafted not to be qb but become a receiver has size and stats show he can run after catch so maybe can be productive i do think we should have drafted clausen favre is good for one more year then are we going back to the nigtmare of t jack

  112. By Adam on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I thought it was a horrible whole draft. The Vikings had two top guys there at 30. Patrick Robinson, Jevin Best and they traded down and didn’t get either. They didnt do anything with the picks that they got from Detriot. I love Triplett but he should not have even been drafted, there were alot of other players still on the board, I dont doubt it that a few of the picks dont even make the roster this year. Webb is another TJack, so you might as well just move him to wideout. There were other developmental qbs still there that had a much better chance in developing into something, and the Degeare or whatever his name was, is a reach. There were other Olinmen there that had a bigger athletic ability. Horrible draft, and the Vikings should let me pick for them next year because they seemed to just throw picks away.

  113. By Adam on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Javid Best, sorry

  114. By Huey on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    It would have been nice to have a quarterback who could be under Farve for one year. He could teach him many things. The kid from Central Michigan I think would be a great quarterback to draft. Hopefully after next year when Farve offically retires he will come back as the coach and win another Super Bowl as a coach? Toby Gerhardt will do fine and should develope into a good football player for the Vikings. I’m pretty sure he made it through all 4 years playing football without being ruled ineligble. What happen to drafting character in those other players?

  115. By keith on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    should have taken safety Myron Rolle over qb Joe Webb.

  116. By Skol_Vikings on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    T-Jack is so aweful he led the Vikings to a 10-7 record and a division title with a young AP, and an under developed Rice, with no Harvin. T-Jack also got better production out of Bernard Berrian. Is T-Jack the next Tom Brady? No. However, as others have pointed out, in the last 5 games or so that T-Jack started, his QB rating was around 100 and he does posses decent athletcism.
    The Vikings have done a great job drafting, so Ill give them the benefit of the doubt. Wait a while and see how it pans out.

  117. By Skol_Vikings on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    CTVIKESFAN — you are very wrong about T-Jack not being on other teams draft boards. There were a number of other teams that were interested in T-jack. You may have forgotten that the scouting report on T-Jack was exceptionally well for a AA player, and other teams did want him. Has he panned out? Maybe not. Then again, 2 years under Favre, he may have learned how to read defenses better.

    Now, why all the hate for Sage? We’ve never seen Sage in a game, how do you know he doesn’t have some mid level talent that could spark with a talented team?

  118. By CTVIKESFAN on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Haven’t we’ve seen enough of TJACK to know he isn’t the answer? If you haven’t figured it out you aren’t watching Viking games.

    Brad Childress is our problem.

  119. By Webbfan on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Webb is an unbelievable athlete and a great person. He will surprise you with what he does on the field and he will represent the Vikings well.

  120. By zinjanthropus on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I know most of you Vikings fans have no idea who Joe Webb is, but I can tell you that he is a GREAT athlete (multiple position player). Whether he ultimately fits into the Vikings’ future plans…who knows? The one thing I DO know is that, had he played at a school like Alabama or Florida, he would’ve been an All-American. I hope you get the chance to see him play.

  121. By ironwolf on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    if you aint nothin nice to say dont say anything at all!

  122. By Malte on Apr 25, 2010 | Reply

    Guys the QB depth is way bigger next year. It wasen’t the year to take a QB. Look how all team keept passing on the QB’s. well guess what maybe there’s a reason? The viking staff knows what they are doing. try to listen to the spielman interview! alot of you guys still think Webb is going to play QB! Cmon he was drafted as a prospect. not to go make an inpact right away! We haven’t got the QB for the future, but the QB for the future was avaliable 1 time in this draft and the St. louis rams took the guy. Otherwise it would have been a wasted pick. This guy could turn into a wes welker kind of guy, give him a chance! – i like the way the vikings picked in the end, took some chances on people who can do a difference, instead of people who might get on special teams.

  123. By steve on Apr 25, 2010 | Reply

    http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/joe-webb-jumps-7-bags-at-ces-in-atlanta/d323cf19ee6babd5f023d323cf19ee6babd5f023-1711454552387

  124. By JIMTHEBASSMAN on Apr 25, 2010 | Reply

    OH WELL…….THERE IS ALWAYS NEXT YEAR OR FA!!!!!!

  125. By kevin stanfield on Apr 25, 2010 | Reply

    Still can’t figure out where Rosenfels fits in the scheme of things. Why would you sign a QB to a multi million dollar contract to hold the clip board. Last I know he was 3rd string, why he’s behind T-jack on the depth chart who knows and if he can’t play before Jackson that should say alot of what Chilly thinks of him. When Favre is done the vikes are gonna be scratching their heads because they haven,t solved the long term problem at QB.

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