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Vikings Sign WR Walker, Waive RB Moats

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 24, 2010 – 10:04 am

With Sidney Rice sideline because of a hip injury and Percy Harvin having missed extended time during training camp and the preseason, the Vikings WR position has gone from one of the deeper spots on the team to a position in need of some depth for the time being.

To address that situation, the Vikings have signed WR Javon Walker, a 9-year veteran who’s been with the Green Bay Packers (2002-2005), Denver Broncos (2006-2007) and Oakland Raiders (2008-2009). With the Vikings, Walker is re-united with QB Brett Favre. The tandem was successful in Green Bay, hooking up for TDs 20 times.

Walker has played in 83 career games, including 46 starts, over the last 8 seasons and he was originally selected by the Green Bay Packers in the 1st round (#20) of the 2002 NFL Draft. He earned a Pro Bowl berth following the 2004 season, a campaign in which he had 89 receptions for 1,382 yards (15.5 avg.) and 12 TDs.

For his career, Walker has 267 receptions for 4,011 yards and 31 TDs.

To make room for Walker, the Vikings waived RB Ryan Moats.


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106 Responses to “Vikings Sign WR Walker, Waive RB Moats”

  1. By wisvikefan4 on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    I really hope he’s got something left. We need some production from the WRs in a hurry.

  2. By Ricky on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    There will be some additional cuts coming soon. all I can say is that the Triangle has done a good job in the past, and I am in construction, so I will stick to building, and let them stick to giving us Viking fans the best team that they can. Play Marquis Hamilton. Brett can make him a star

  3. By PurplePeopleEater on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    With Rice out someone is going to have to step in and fill the void. I don’t know that Walker is the solution, but Logan Payne has been impressing throughout camp and preseason. I sincerely hope he is the real deal and becomes a reliable target for #4.

    Bring on the Payne!

  4. By wisvikefan4 on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    I like what I’ve seen from Logan too, has good hands definitely and has done some good things on special teams. I hope he gets a chance.

  5. By Denise Paterimos on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    I would love to see Joe Webb taken off as QB and put on as a receiver. I think he and Favre would make a great team. Is agility and speed all around athleticsism would be a great combination. Please at least give it a try.

  6. By Carl K on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    Favre could make stars out of Webb and Reynaud. I am not sure if Walker is really better than what we have.

  7. By rocksalt on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    So far, things do not look promising……Harvin out, Rice out, O-line appears lost, Defense unable to pressure opponents QB

  8. By dave quesenberry on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    Hopefully Walker will help us, we need it right now until Rice gets going.

  9. By kw on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    rocksalt?????? harvin is not out he is expected to play week one. as for opponents not pressuring the quaterback and o-line appearing lost, where are you getting this idea? the pre season? the 2008 lions prove how un indicative it is. plus it was favre who made rice the reciever he was last year.it’s not a coincidence that rice had a breakout season with favre playing quaterback. plus he still has shaincoe to throw to as well as berrian, i know he didn’t have the greatest year last year, but are still better options than a lot of other teams have.

  10. By kw on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    so all in all i think they will be fine without rice for the first half of the season

  11. By Blane on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    My wife suffered migraines as intense as Percy (sick for 3 days, vomiting, sensitive to light). She started recording what she’d eaten. It turned out that locally made deer sausage was the culprit. The MSGs or salts used in the meat gave her migraines regularly. When she cut that out she was predominantly problem free (only occasional visual aurors – 1 or two mild onsets per year.) Start tracking what he eats/drinks!!!

  12. By Arrowhead on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    obviously berrian and harvin will be the top 2 receivers now. which is still pretty good. if favre can make rice have the season he had i’m sure he can do the same with berrian.

  13. By #4 on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    Javon Walker im pretty excited about him returning to Favre. i bet Brett had somthing to do with this..what do you all think?

  14. By Michael on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    kw, Favre had a bit to do with Rice’s success, but most of it had to do with him going down to Cris Carter’s camp before last season and getting set. I believe that we will be okay, but Percy is essential if we are going to have any speed besides Adrian.

  15. By Daka Lee on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    i like this move gives us some help at WR, even though the RIce’s void will be hard to fill, we shall do fine while he’s recovering, percy and berrian plus shainco too. Not to mention keeping some of the new WRs also would be nice payne is one we should keep

  16. By JAYO MOFO on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    Javon Walker, 2010 season: 147 yards, 0 TD’s, 1 Fumble. You heard it here 1st.

    JOE WEBB …. WR …. WHY NOT?

  17. By Walter on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    Do not put webb at wideout let him play mainly qb they need to polish his skills and not let him sidetrack and be another kordell stewart. He needs to learn the playbook so when favre retires he can take over let him stay at qb don’t put too much on this kids plate he will diminish his skills let him be comfortable at qb.

  18. By Arrowhead on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    no favre openly expressed anger towards walker for holding out at training camp. but then again he could have had something to do with it.

  19. By kw on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    HARVIN IS GOING TO PLAY, WHY DO YOU PEOPLE THINK HE WONT? honestly reports so he is practicing well and COULD have played in san francisco. i garuntee you harvin will play by week one. and it was also reprted that migraines wern’t even the real culprit. a mixture of low blood suger and de hydration.

  20. By Carl K on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    kw- harvin could miss a game or two this year because of the migraines! No one is saying he wont play at all! A chance he could miss due to migraines!

  21. By Lakes on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    Only hope they beat gb twice again! Packer fans are the worst already talking superbowl with the help of coach mccarthy hahaha!!!

  22. By lefty on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    if there is any weakness on this team, it is better the vikings show now rather than in the middle of the week. The depth means just in case something happens, therefore, Harvin will play but i am worried even without the migraine, he might not be just as good. lets hope for the best. WE NEED TO BEAT N.O IN THE OPENING 9.9.2010

  23. By tbone on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    Why did they put Jaymar on the Injured Reserve list out for the year? A broken thumb is going to heal a lot faster than a injured hip. Chris Carter said he was good.

    put webb in at receiver, its going to be a year before he can play qb anyway.

    fix that o line up. we need some beef that can play. san fran has a good big line.

  24. By purple entity on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    is it just me or does it seem like most of our stars on the team are unhappy with their contracts? if that is the case then this may be the last year for sure for the “dream team” of football. i have faith that we will be ok in the WR area because lets not forget about berrian but the offensive line REALLY needs to protect brett or ANY QB that we have MUCH better than they are. preseason or not. MINNESOTA NEEDS TO KEEP JOE WEBB PERIOD.

  25. By Carl K on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    If we try to sneak Joe Webb on to the practice squad, I will give up on football and start watching Nascar. We need to find a way to use him this year.

    The first half of our schedule looks bad with road games agianst saints, jets, packers, and patriots. But our last 9 games we could win most if not all of those games.

  26. By VikingsDx3 on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    Feeling out the consensus, I think we have an overall feeling of advocating Webb for a WR position. If he remains as a bid for a QB spot, then I would say we have to get rid of either T-Jack, or Sage. Vikings’ Staff have some decisions that need to be pursued.

  27. By sam on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    The MN Culture Club did a great Vikings Season Preview today: http://mncultureclub.com/post/1003805622/physical-schneducation-vikings-preview-2010

  28. By mr.joshua on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    Why in gods name would sidney wait until the VERY start of the season to have hip surgery, when he could have had it MONTHS ago!! what a complete FUC#ING JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. By Jon on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    Good Job signing Walker, I also think #4 encouraged this move. Why not have a guy you have a feel for already. Rice could be out for an extended time. I think the 49ers will make a big move this year. We will have our hands full with these guys in the post season.

  30. By OLDSCHOOL on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    This team is in big trouble right now! The first half of the schedule is unreal and facing it without Sidney…….a O-Line that seems to be a lost cause at protecting the QB and opening holes for AP……….Deep S#$% my friends! DEEP!

  31. By OLDSCHOOL on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    J. Walker…..PLEASE! He’s ate up…has been for years…when Oakland cuts you, that’s saying something!!!!!

  32. By Tim on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    Rice is gone for entire season. Not an easy surgery to recover from. Vikings need to hit the market during cut time to get some WR help !

  33. By JUNE EVORA on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    I FEEL THAT PICKING UP WALKER WILL ADD DEPTH TO THE POSITION AND THE FACT THAT HE HAD HIS BEST YEAR WHILE PLAYING WITH FARVE DURING 2004 AS WELL AS THE FACT THAT HE IS A FORMER PRO BOWLER IS A GOOD MOVE ON THE PART OF THE VIKINGS. EVEN THOUGH HE DID NOT FARE WELL IN OAKLAND WELL, NEITHER DID MOSS WHILE HE WAS THERE. THEY DON’T CALL IT THE BLACK HOLE FOR MOTHING! AND LOOK WHAT MOSS WAS ABLE TO DO ONCE HE LEFT? THE DAYS OF PLAYERS LIKE, MICHAEL HAYNES AND JIM PLUNKET FINDING UNPRECEDENTED SUCCESS IN OAKLAND IS A THING OF THE PAST. BLAME IT ON MADDENS GAME COVERS OR MADDEN BHAVING BEEN THERE AT ALL. PERSONALLY, I LIKED THEIR FORMER COACH, TOM FLORES. UNLIKE MADDEN, HE DIDN’T THROW FITS OR TEMPER TANTRUMS ON THE SIDELINES. HE WAS ALWAYS COMPOSED. AND HE”S PUERTO RICAN? NOW IMAGINE THAT! ANYWAY, SIGNING WALKER IS A PLUSS AND EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE. OR THIRD! GO VIKES!!!

  34. By purplehorn on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    I see that the Vikings are doomed schism has arrived even here on this site. I had to quit reading the comments left on the Strib…..Rice didn’t die, he just can’t start the season. Harvin will play most of the season but may have some episodes just like last season. Berrian is what….chopped liver? On top of that is the good news that Walker and Favre will work together in the meantime. They know how each other thinks and reacts. EVERY Vikings fan should remember the number of times those guys connected on scores against us! Finally, we have some good options in reserve in Lewis, Payne, Webb, and Reynaud. Can we first PLAY some games before Chicken Little is released? The season isn’t the outcome of the opener or even several games- winners make things happen over the outcome of the full schedule. Just have fun guys and play your game……and the Vikings will dominate.

  35. By purplehorn on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    @oldschool…..when Oakland cuts you…….tell Randy Moss to turn his record TD year in at the window……let’s let Walker practice and play with Brett Favre before we write him off please. I hate giving up on people without giving them a chance. People will sometimes astound you with what they have inside them. Let’s give him a shot!

  36. By Havoc on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    Mississippi and Louisiana connection back together again.

  37. By Bruce on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    Favre elevates a player’s play and I think Walker will try an prove he still has it. The O-line has me concerned ALOT! I saw missed blocks, lack of enthusiasm & poor judgement. Maybe it’s time to have a SERIOUS TALK WITH THE O-LINE COACH???

  38. By Havoc on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    Bret Favre could have won many more Superbowls if Javon would have continue his career in Greenbay. But Greenbay wouldnt restructure his rookie contract. He is very greatful that and old friend reach out to him. Bret had something to do with Javon signing with the Vikings.

  39. By AH. on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    everyone knows old scool is really a packer fan. SO DON’T LISTEN TO HIM

  40. By Carl K on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    Will the Viking keep 4 QB? I don’t think trading one is an option because it doesn’t appear as if any teams want our QBs. So who gets cut?

  41. By Carl K on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    In 2008 AP had his best year rushing and Ryan Cook was a starter at OT. I think it is time to give our 6-6 328lb second round pick a shot at Center or Guard. A. Herrera over Ryan Cook as a starter?? I don’t get it.

  42. By OLDSCHOOL on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    AH…….Your an idiot! I’m sorry that’s all you have to say……I’m sorry that you don’t know anything about football……or sports in general….to give a real take! Tell you what…get off the site and go back and re-hit the pause button on your XBOX and continue to play Halo or what ever game you paused, so that the real fans can talk!

  43. By OLDSCHOOL on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    OH….while your at AH., go kiss a girl for the first time! She won’t give you cooties like your buddies told ya! LOL!

  44. By JL on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    Sidney and “Harvin” would be tough to be without even if its for half a season or a game. I think any receiver being tossed a pass by Brett is going to make a tough effort at a completion. It would be like your boss throwing you your paycheck Also whats so wrong at Webb being used for a 4 receiver during preseason just to see if there if there’s something there! It can’t hurt for him to run some plays on the receiving end it would only make him understand the play book faster. Bottom line is protect number 4! If he has time and is healthy we have no worries and p.s don’t forget about Shiancoe or Payne.

  45. By Walter on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    I guess we are the miami heats of nba we have a lot of talent and depth and inching closer to the superbowl.

  46. By Erik on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    8 wins at best for this team. Favre will have 20 ints with no receivers healthy. Beginning of schedule is brutal. Had nice run last year, that was best shot at SB.

  47. By paul on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    How did Rice hurt his hip?

  48. By paul on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    Another Packer reject in purple.

  49. By AH. on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    erik really?

  50. By Brett who? on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    You guys need to remember Favre was one of Walker’s biggest critics during his 2005 holdout. Did Favre sway Walker to come to MN or was Javon desperate to find work? No one else in the NFL seemed to think Javon had anything left in the tank prior to now. And that list includes teams like the Rams, Browns, Lions. Good luck this year, it was so funny when Favre threw that dagger pick in the playoffs!

  51. By kw on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    whatever. i’m done with these worthless blogs where people have no life

  52. By kw on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    they said favre couldn’t have the season he had last year. now they say he can’t have the same on this year. just whatever. i’m done arguing with people.

  53. By brutalturtle on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    i hear people talking about put joe webb at WR joe webb is a better QB than Tjack and in two years joe webb will be starting yhey put him at WR theres goes any chance of us having a good QB we can build the future on now don’t get me wrong i love the vikes but i think we are one coach away from winning the SB

  54. By jc on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    don’t be like the goofy media. The first part of the season is rigid but The Saints are very beatable like what should have happened in the championship game. A protective o-line along with a porous pass secondary. The rush surely will be there. Go Vikes!

  55. By jimbo92107 on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    It’s certainly tempting to put Joe Webb back at receiver now that Rice is out for at least half the season. Webb’s size and excellent athletic skills would make him a natural star at that position, plus he has proven that he can catch the ball, and we’ve seen that he knows how to run with it.

    As a rookie, Webb will of course be willing to try anything to make the club. The Vikings need a talented receiver, and Webb does have talent at that position. Normally I wouldn’t want a future QB to risk injury as a wideout, but Webb has such good field awareness and such good moves that I don’t think he will make an easy target. I’d be more worried whether practicing at WR will slow down his progress training to be a QB for next year and beyond.

    I think I would do it. Play Webb at WR for this year, at least until Rice gets back. Until then, use him as a wideout and an emergency QB, and keep Sage and Tarvaris. That way, if Favre does go down, you still have 3 QBs. If Favre survives, he’s got an extra WR to make plays.

  56. By ed on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    WINNING superbowl combination. Get Mankins from the Pats, Get Vincent JACKSON(in case the hip doesn’t heal) from the chargers!!!!!! Brett will take us to the promise land with WEBB, JACKSON, WALKER, RICE, BERRIAN, HARVIN, and AP!!!! and SHanc.!!!!!!! Who could stop us!!!!!!! nobody

  57. By PurplePeopleEater on Aug 24, 2010 | Reply

    If no other team is interested in trading for Rosenfels, (or Jackson if we are seriously considering that) we don’t need to cut him. Move the guy to the practice squad and keep Webb as the #3 QB. We won’t really be losing anything if another team steps in and steals Sage from the practice squad, and meanwhile we are keeping the strength for the future. Plus, I highly doubt that we are going to need to rely on the experience of the #3 QB anytime this year. *KOW*

  58. By marcus on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    i think kevin curtis would be a nice pick up for the vikes? he is in the free agent pool? that should whole the vikes till rice is well!…come on vikes?

  59. By russell on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    nobody knows anything that will happen as far as who is going to win what…anything can happen in the NFL…all you fudge packer fans on here just wait and see when we beat you twice again this year

  60. By OLDSCHOOL on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    I have been a Vikes Fan for over 30 years! I love you so called Vike Fans that claim to be Fans ….with your head in the clouds….calling Vike fans like myself, who know football, calling us Packer Fans because you can’t handle the truth! Turning 3rd string QB’s into Wideouts and hoping no namer’s go Pro-Bowl! Percy is day to day and he always will be…….Sidney, even when he returns, will not be 100% this year and when he does return it will be to late, even in our own division…..O-Line is terrible……Mckinney sucks….our center is injuried………..our coach is slowly losing the locker room! WAKE UP! Stop calling the Vike Fans, that have been on these blogs forever, Packer Fans, because YOU don’t want to hear the truth! Idiots!

  61. By OLDSCHOOL on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    THe Russells of the world………..get back on this blog Russell, and talk with us…..the Vike Fans….after we are 3 -4 after the firsat 7 games! GET REAL….Packers……….Can’t stand’em……right now…….Packers are going to hand us our A#$ !! JUST the TRUTH!!!! It’s going to hurt bad this season…because this was going to be it for us!

  62. By rocksalt on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Old school makes some good points. As long term Vikings fans, some of us are not ready to drink the koolaid and sing all praises about this team.
    There are some glaring weaknesses that need to be addressed. O line looked bad. Our Defense was outplayed- 1st, 2nd, 3rd string by SF.
    Yes, it is only preseason, but SF looked sharp, we did not.
    Preseason is to work on the timming, assigments, plays that are covered in training camp.
    While winning or losing in the preseason does not matter, what does matter is how both individuals and team performs their assignments.

  63. By Carl K on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    San Fran has a great D… and they were fired up, health and ready to play us. I hope our oline is fired up and ready to play this weekend.

  64. By GWVikes on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Does anyone know if the Vikings / Saints game is going to be on national TV. I have heard that it will be on the NFL network. Our cable provider here in NC does not carry the NFL Network Wtf.

  65. By Moss Mr. *4 on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    As a Vikings fan, I am extremely disappointed in Sidney Rice…….
    Brett Favre at age 40 took an absolute beating in the NFC championship and came back healthy in time for the preseason….

    Rice is a young player who is naturally going to heal faster than a 40 year old, he’s being irresponsible with his injury. He should have gotten surgery earlier, it shows how 1 good year has turned Rice into a diva.

    Now after his surgery he’s gonna take all this time to rehab and everything, I just don’t see Rice doing much of anything this year, what a disappointment.

    And I put the blame all on Rice!

  66. By Dennis on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Sounds good if we got him cheap. All the X Packers we pick up end up working out great for us. I hope Javon is over his Thug life now though.

  67. By Peteyball on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    JOE WEBB SURPRISED A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH HIS SPEED AND ABILITY TO BREAK TACKLES IN THE 49ERS GAME. VIKES NEED TO UTILIZE HIS HEIGHT 6’5″ AND LARGE HANDS BY PUTTING HIM AT THE RECEIVING POSITION FOR NOW. THEY CONSIDER WEBB THE MOST ATHLETIC PLAYER ON THE TEAM. MAKING THE TRANSITION TO A RECEIVING POSITION SHOULD BE EASY FOR HIM. FAVRE LIKES HIS ABILITY AND WOULDN’T HESITATE TO THROW TO HIM WHEN NEEDED.

  68. By NiceMove on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    You all will be surprised at what Javon has left. Realistically he will be a Grant hill of sorts to football athletically wise. Al davis was upset with him because of the Israel surgery and didnt play him. them cutting him was a financial move post the restructuring of that 55 million initial contract. They are still paying him this year.

    the numbers dont lie but keep in mind who was the quarterback in Oakland and… it was Oakland. Think Randy Moss guys.. and him being back with Brett is the key. Low Risk High reward.The numbers wont show it obviously but with right system and quarterback Walk.. will be helpful. He doesnt even need to have the same speed as 2004, 05, just great routes and hands will do it

    lets revist this week 4thru 6

    No clue why people are kinda critical of the move long NFL season and you gotta have insurance. Who is to say Percy doesn’t have additional problems.

  69. By kenny on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    wildcat,tavaris,adrian and that new QB,well or wall,,,anyways you get the point

  70. By TOM on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    First things first sydney should have had that hip taken care of right away second what about tory holt he is out there and i still think he has something left in the tank

  71. By TOM on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Why not make a trade for Randy Moss I am sure he would like that homecoming I had heard he wants to finish his career here in Minnesota and I bet Bret Favre would like it to MAKE THE TRADE ZIGI

  72. By VIKING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    The vike will be ok, they have a great team and someone will step up. Walker is a great addition to the team,Favre has gotta like that. Can someone say chemistry? And it is so nice to come in here now and not see any idiot packer fans running their mouth !!!!! ahhhhh Nice !

  73. By VIKING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    GWvikes, The game is national thurs eve!!!!!!!!!!!! enjoy and i love NC just got back last week !

  74. By Purple Nation on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Mike or whoever, is it true that we picked up another WR from Miami and that we gave up Benny Sapp for him?

  75. By Paul on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    I like the move they just made picking up Greg Camarillo from MIA. He could be a nice fit in the 3rd WR role should be a lot better then Lewis. He’s no Rice but you take what you can get much better then messing around with nuckle head Walker.

  76. By Walter on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    My starters would be berrian harvin camarillo, and walker keep logan payne for practice squad cut everyone else.

  77. By Walter on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Add another veteran rb toby and albert suck, we have a good roster whatever it takes to get a ring just like the heats.

  78. By kw on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    lol trade berrian, walker, camarillo and lewis all to the patriots for moss

  79. By Max on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    The Greg Camarillo trade is a step in the right direction, but I’m not sure that Javon Walker even makes this team. His knees are in pretty rough shape at this point in his career, but if he pans out it could wind up being a good move.

  80. By OLDSCHOOL on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Rock on Rocksalt………….About time……..someone with some thoughts of their own…and knows football! This team is not ready!

  81. By vikingsfan1955 on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Walker was a nice pick and he won’t cost so much. he was a major target for favre in gb and I think he will fill in nice till rice gets healty again.

  82. By Danica on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    I am really hopeing that Percy and Sidney can return really soon. I hope the doctors can keep Percy atleast healthy enough to make the cut! And hopefully Sidney’s hip can return soon also. Just enough to make the cut! They forsure have more talent..I have my fingers crossed that by season they will both be back! :)

  83. By rocksalt on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    As the saying goes, hope springs eternal. We can hope that Harvin remains migraine free. We can hope that Rice has a miraculous recovery from hip surgery. We can hope that AP corects his fumbling issue. We can hope that the O-line protects Favre.
    The bottom line is this: I hope that all of these issues are resolved, otherwise the Vikes will have a very tough road ahead……..

  84. By Walter on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    If chilly doesn’t take us to the superbowl I’d say fire him and get a veteran offensive guru coach. This team has way too much talent to not make it, I do agree chilly is stagnant with his playcalling at times.

  85. By Havoc on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    The Saints has the 27th weakest schedule in the NFL. Can you say “Repeat”!

  86. By OLDSCHOOL on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Are you Vike Fans in ‘Dream Land” picking up what Rocksalt is laying down!!!!! YOU BETTER, BECAUSE HE IS RIGHT! This team as it stands today is 8 and 8 or 9 and 7 at best with that schedule and the current problems that we have at Wideout, O-Line, Chilly……………………!

  87. By Havoc on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    The only reason I watch football is cause of Bret Favre. Once this “Legend” retires, there will be no more for a very long time.

  88. By Havoc on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Favre is the best player on the Vikings team. Until ya’ll can get some consistent players on the team, the Vikings arent winning anything. Drew Brees was okay coming out of Purde, that’s why he was drafted in the second round and was wavied from the Chargers. Did I mention, that Brees is only 6’0 ft even, LoL! He’s like a Doug Flutie winning superbowls.

  89. By Havoc on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Dude!Vikings Fans, please cut your loses this season and look to next year. Favre gave ya’ll hope for the future. Once Favre retires, immediately trade or cut Jackson/Rosenfels and sign that kid Chase Daniels, the number two quaterback for the New Orleans Saints. The Texans wasn’t even worthy enough for Brees nor Patrick Ramsey(Third team quarterback) to play. He looks good and could be a perfect fit for a team looking for a franchise caliber quarterback.

  90. By vikingsfan1955 on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    If u know football and u know far he brings out the best in recievers and he gets the ball to him. We have to remember Harvin just has migrain and will play most of the time, Berrian is back at 100% so he can stretch the field. also I have heard some good things about some of the recievers we nhave in camp so don’t think we don’t have good recievers. Farve brought out the best in Rice and wil give others a chance to show their worth.

  91. By vikingsfan1955 on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    sry about the type-o iy’s favre will bring out the best in the recievers

  92. By Pat the Viking on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Like this young kid Ian Johnson – LOVES the way WEBB plays QB – nothing open – I’ll run for a TD them !

  93. By rawmeat296 on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    why did we sign these busted ass wr that are old and over the hill

  94. By Coach T on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Moats signed, right? So, since he got waived…does he get paid? Also, would he be able to come back? Or…does he have to find a home? I wish him the very best!

  95. By rocksalt on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Oldschool is right in adding the Chilly factor…..ultimately the coach bears the responsibility for having his players ready(or not), particularly making sure there are not 12 men in the huddle…
    I do, once again, hope that the Vikes will overcome all of the aforementioned issues, but I will not allow myself to be blinded by mindless unsubstantiated optimism……..
    As for Rice-he has proved himself not a team player in waiting this long for surgery….
    Harvin remains a question mark…
    I have observed McKinney looking stupidly ineffective…
    Berrian? Who knows? will he even remain healthy for a whole season?
    And one more thing- while our D has been at times downright impressive, they also seem to regularly allow 3rd & longs to be completed….this is an area they need to improve upon.

  96. By NoJackson on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Please, please, please get rid of T. Jackson. I won’t say the guy hasn’t gotten better at staying in the pocket than in the past but I just don’t see what his true value is to this team. I think Webb is the newest and best sensation to hit this team since Fran Tarkenton and gives reason as to why he needs to stay.. This kid has some great moves and you just never know what he’s going to do. Rosenfels has experience behind him and he’s not afraid of getting into the mix at the no. 2 spot. Jackson is a second stringer….for a team other than the Vikings. Keep Rosenfels and Webb!

  97. By Shaefer on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Our O-Line is not terrible..we have steve hutchinson who is one of the best at his position…we have McKinnie who is also young and talented…we have average other OLine as well. You guys are freaking out over what you’ve seen during the preseason. Rice is good but remember whos in our backfield? AP. We were 10 and 6 without any of Rice’s amazing catches. and with the addition of more experience for AP, Brett Favre, Percy, And with Rice in the second half of the season and most importantly the play offs, We are still a very good team. Not to mention we have the best D-Line in the NFL along with a solid Linebacker core and secondary.

  98. By OLDSCHOOL on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    Shaefer, YOU LOST ME AT, ” MCKINNIE IS YOUNG AND TALENTED” ! You and I must have been watching a different team the last couple of years in regards to Mckinnie! He ios the sole reason Brett was on his A#$ for the better half of last season! Any speed rusher runs right around Mckinnie as if he was standing still!!!! His feet work or lack of makes him look as if doeasn’t even belong on that line in certain games! THere was reason for Mckinnie getting pulled out of the Carolina game at the half……and Brett getting pulled also…Mckinnie was getting beat so bad that Brett was going to get killed!

  99. By rocksalt on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    Right on Oldschool! Mckinnie has concrete shoes.

  100. By GWVikes on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    God bless McKinney with Peppers on his schedule twice this year. Peppers gave him a clinic last year against the Panthers.

  101. By PurpleCrush004 on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    I say if your a Vikes Fan you know down deep your gonna be supporting them on Gameday even if the O-Line is a Lil Weak and we are sorting out WR’s….. That’s the Beauty of Being a real fan of your team…….. I’m with OLDSCHOOL and have been a Fan for over 30 years……Everyone may be getting rubbed a lil wrong by OLDSCHOOL but the facts are the facts……. my kids love the picture of me with my Fran Tarkenton Jersey back in the day….. They just wanna wear their #4, #28, #18 and #69 Jerseys On Game Day Hope for the Best!! Be Loyal Fans!! (4 kids….Lot’s of Jerseys…LOL)…..Peace Out To My Fellow Vikes Fans….

  102. By OLDSCHOOL on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    I wear my #93 John Randle, on the field jersey from 1997 every game day as good luck! ( Now a Hall of Fame Jersey ) Go Big John! Skol Vikes and the Long time Fans!

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