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A Sense Of Unfinished Business At Vikings Training Camp

Posted by Mike Wobschall on July 30, 2010 – 5:08 pm

Veteran DT Pat Williams said it on Thursday just after checking into Julia A. Sears Residence Community for his 6th Vikings training camp.

“It’s time to finish it,” the 14-year pro said. “We didn’t finish it last year, so this year we’re going to start here at training camp and we’re going to finish it this year.”

Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress also mentioned it during his opening press conference on Friday.

“Everybody has a sense of unfinished business from last year,” Childress said, “and just based on the offseason that these guys have had, we’re going to have a good football team.”

The feeling of unfinished business is one that can eat away at a player or coach all offseason. But it’s also one that can help motivate for the coming season. It’s one thing to have a desire for vengeance after coming up excruciatingly short of the ultimate team goal; it’s yet another to meld that vengeance into a work ethic that will aide in the achievement of the goal.

“I’m fond of saying what Jim Valvano used to say,” Childress said. “‘Working hard gives you a chance to have a chance. If you don’t work hard people are catching up.’ I think we have a talented enough team to be a good football team this year.”


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12 Responses to “A Sense Of Unfinished Business At Vikings Training Camp”

  1. By MGR4FUN on Jul 30, 2010 | Reply

    ya know mike we are watchin your work improve as well as your skill set expands and your work ethic exposes your true nature … thanks mike good stuff … is gonna be an excellent trainin camp

  2. By CajunViking on Jul 30, 2010 | Reply

    September 9th we get our revenge. Look out New Orleans here comes a ship full of angry Vikings!

  3. By dave koepp on Jul 30, 2010 | Reply

    as a long suffering Viking fan last vs NO was the hardest to take of all
    harder than the Super Bowls
    We beat their ass and we just beat ourselves, shoot Dallas was a better team
    than NO
    Had we beat Chicago, that game might have been in the Dome……………
    aggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

  4. By James on Jul 30, 2010 | Reply

    No griffin or winfield against the cheating saints that’s the only downside.

  5. By PurplePeopleEater on Jul 30, 2010 | Reply

    Griffin may be questionable, but Winfield would really surprise me if he didn’t start his play from game one. Antoine’s not even on the PUP list, and for just about any starter that means there is no question that they’ll be playing when there’s nearly 2 months to prepare.

  6. By Lito on Jul 30, 2010 | Reply

    It would be nice to have a first Super Bowl win in the Vikings’ 50th anniversary. Go Purple!

  7. By Brett M. on Jul 31, 2010 | Reply

    I totally agree with MGR4FUN, Great work Mike!!! I can’t wait until we play the Saints for the 1st game of the season and get our sweet revenge!!! This is the year Vikings fans!!!

  8. By Michael Gilliam on Jul 31, 2010 | Reply

    as a long suffering Viking fan last vs NO was the hardest to take of all
    harder than the Super Bowls
    We beat their ass and we just beat ourselves, shoot Dallas was a better team
    than NO
    Had we beat Chicago, that game might have been in the Dome……………
    aggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
    My feeling are the same the Bears game was huge losing it cost us the super bowl and if we would have gotten the Saints in the Dome It would have been a complete BLOW OUT!!! Well folks here’s hoping this year is or year to take the Vince Lombardi trophy home!!!!

  9. By 4eversteve on Jul 31, 2010 | Reply

    When fat Pat comes into training camp losing 18lbs. I think the man means business and wants to be on the field more plays knowing his window of opportunity is closing fast and contemplating retirement maybe next year without a Superbowl ring won’t sit well with the big man. Look for him and the rest of the Viking defense to play like there is no tomarrow in every game this season. Which means bad news for opposing offenses and a lot of fun for Viking fans everywhere!

  10. By gordy on Aug 1, 2010 | Reply

    How come we have not heard about Sidney #18 practicing? is he not attending practice?

  11. By GoVikes81 on Aug 4, 2010 | Reply

    Unfinished business??? Business was finished on Jan 24, 2010. All this talk about who the “better team” was is ridiculous. The only thing that matters in the NFL is the score board. It’s simple, score more points and you win. Beating the saints on opening night wont win the Vikes a Lombardi Trophy…everyone needs to get over it.

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