More To Come For Rookie QB Webb

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 1, 2010 – 9:14 am

He hasn’t stepped onto an NFL field in game action yet and most Vikings fans have never seen him actually play in a game, but rookie QB Joe Webb remains one of the more popular training camp stories nonetheless. His pure athletic ability and the chance that he could be a young, developmental prospect at such a critical position are at the center of Webb Mania.

All of that said, there have been some rough patches to this point for the young QB, something Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress says is expected of a wet-behind-the-ears NFL passer.

“Just like most 1st-year quarterbacks who are taking third-string turns with third-string guys,” Childress acknowledged after the team’s evening practice on Saturday night. “[But] he’s got an aptitude and you can see the arm strength. A lot of times guys are thinking so much that they can’t let their God-given athletic ability come out. You just want to keep accelerating that curve.”

Webb threw an INT during Saturday morning’s workout and the offense as a whole, including Webb, was not sharp during the evening workout. But Childress also noted that Webb has “a good presence” under center and will continue to learn the offense and get more comfortable as camp and the preseason moves along.

Before he makes any firm judgments on the 6th round pick from last April’s draft, Childress wants to see him when the live bullets are flying.

“Typically you want to see them with pads on and you want to see them pass under pressure,” Childress explained.

While Webb won’t be able to display his mettle in full-contact game action for more than a week, he’ll have plenty to learn and experience in the mean time. We’re only 3 days and 3 practices into camp…so there’s more to come for Webb.

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13 Responses to “More To Come For Rookie QB Webb”

  1. By Pat the Viking on Aug 1, 2010 | Reply

    I would like to see Webb and many others playing in a few pre-season games in a few weeks – would be GREAT if, Mike can air them on

  2. By fmfan on Aug 1, 2010 | Reply

    we all want more action! there has been 3 practices and very little video. WE WANT MORE!!!

  3. By mikewobschall on Aug 1, 2010 | Reply

    Very little video?! By my count we’ve posted 13 since Thursday.

  4. By PurplePeopleEater on Aug 1, 2010 | Reply

    So does this Webb Mania give a hint that we ‘ll be putting Sage and/or Tarvaris on a path to a different team? Would we try to sell their contracts or simply cut them? There’s no way we have room for 4 QBs on this team, even if one of them is versatile enough to play WR and other positions as well.

  5. By Lito on Aug 1, 2010 | Reply

    May the best 53 men roster win!

  6. By BMP on Aug 1, 2010 | Reply

    Sounds like Webb will be TJack Jr. Takes some smarts to run chili’s weak a$$ offense. Hope he proves me wrong, but man, if there was a TJack clone, this guy is it.

  7. By fmfan on Aug 1, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Mike I count 2 highlights for 2-3 min. of action. Mankato min. just repeat some highlights and interveiws don’t count at all. Show us all tds and ints plays.

  8. By Carl K on Aug 2, 2010 | Reply

    Webb is a more gifted athlete than Tjack. Bigger, Stronger and Faster. The question is, is he a better team leader than Tjack? Can he make plays under pressure?

  9. By viking joe on Aug 2, 2010 | Reply

    come on people we took him on as and to be a RB joe webb…

  10. By Sports Enthusiast on Aug 3, 2010 | Reply

    From what I’ve read i think he will be a great addition to the roster. He may not get many reps this year but will have a great mentor in Brett Favre, if he comes back of course. Which im almost positive he will. I’m very excited to see his arm strength and running ability in the preseason. August 14 can’t wait!

  11. By Penny Nance on Sep 4, 2010 | Reply

    Joe Webb is one of the best play making pure atheletes I have ever seen. I am from Alabama and have been watching this playmaker for his entire college career and believe you me, he is the real deal. I am definitely Joe’s No 1 fan have been since the first time I saw him play. If the Vikings do not keep Joe, they need their head examined. He has been a great asset to their offense from the first time he stepped on the field in a game as a Viking and he will continue to make plays and give you every thing he has. KEEP JOE!

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