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Shiancoe Says Offense Will Learn From Thursday Night’s Loss

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 10, 2010 – 12:11 pm

The Vikings offense in 2009 was the NFL’s 2nd-highest scoring unit and averaged just short of 30 points per game. In the 2010 season opener, though, points weren’t flowing as freely for QB Brett Favre and Co.

The Vikings went scoreless in the 1st quarter and then posted 9 points in the 2nd quarter. But New Orleans found a way to shut the Vikings out in the 2nd half and come away with a 14-9 win, a far cry from the offensive output both teams’ offense had in last year’s NFC Championship Game.

Despite the struggles, Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe sounded optimistic following the game that his team’s offense will eventually find its stride in 2010.

“We left a lot of plays out there obviously,” Shiancoe said. “This is an explosive offense and there’s a lot of things we can take and learn from this. It’s just the beginning of the season, one of sixteen games. So we have a lot of football left. This is nothing that’s going to get us derailed from our goal of the Super Bowl. It’s nothing we’re going to panic over or really get distraught over.”

Shiancoe was the Vikings leading receiver in Thursday night’s loss, hauling in 4 receptions for 76 yards and tallying the Vikings lone TD – a 20-yard grab in the middle of the endzone. But regardless of his performance, he knows that the coming days will provide some productive meetings in the film room.

“We definitely left some plays out there on the field,” he said. “We’re going to have a good film session tomorrow.”

Shiancoe did point out a couple of positives, most notably that the offensive line, RBs and TEs were solid in protecting Favre; he was sacked once on the night. And ultimately that’s what the next week or so will be about for the Vikings – taking positives away from the game but also learning from mistakes in an effort to regain the offensive form that helped lead the club to 12 wins a season ago.

“We always have room for improvement,” Shiancoe acknowledged. “This film session is most likely going to be filled with things that we can learn from. A lot of plays were left out there on the field. And that was from things that I’ve seen out there. So I know that after we watch the film, we’re going to be pretty disappointed at the things we left out there. At the same time, it’s going to be a building process. So we can get a lot of good out of this.”


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157 Responses to “Shiancoe Says Offense Will Learn From Thursday Night’s Loss”

  1. By B-Twice the the drops on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Please Trade bernard “no-hands” berrian. He can’t catch, can’t block, doesn’t even try.

  2. By tony on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    i agree btwice.

  3. By Rileyt on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    You have to go after Vincent Jackson. Give up a couple 2nd round picks, and pay him his 6 million for the rest of this year. The window closes after this year. Berrian returning punts is like kissing your sister on the cheek.

  4. By Dale on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    go get Javon walker back. v. jackson is supended for at least 3 games and maybe even 6. Vikings will always regret getting rid of Rynaud, Berrian sucks as a return man. what were u thinking.

  5. By Robins on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you Shiancoe for making some great catches and getting your touchdown. If you use Shiancoe and Camarillo the whole game you will be great. What was wrong with Percy? Trade Bernard. Get Walker back. Brett needs these guys to be great like Sidney and Percy were last year. Thanks for protecting Brett the first half. Next time do it the whole game. Defense, you kept them to 14 points which was great but I think next time you should keep them to 0 points. I think their coach outsmarted our coach. Too bad. Fix it and beat Miami. Win Vikings!

  6. By Kraze k on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    I agree Robins

  7. By Scott on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Why not continue to hand it off in the 2nd to AP (AD)? We left there defense on the field for long drives in the 1st half. Should have NOT tried to copy what the saints were doing in the 1st half by airing it out. Whats the point of instant replay anyway? One was clearly able to see that both hands were under the ball for Ole Jimmy K. NOT impressed with the leagues refs this year so far.
    After the Saints D switched it up some quick Hitches or slants to Shianco would have worked against most of the saints packages, but all should be ironed out in the film room. Afterall its only game 1. Another note i named my first born son after Adrian Peterson. I have 100% Viking pride. AP rip it up this year! For Favre, We Viking Nation believe in you. 50 yrs of vikes football and this is The Vikes Year!

  8. By Pack2VikesFan on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    If the Purple People Eaters continue to play like this the remainder of the season, they will be lucky to make the playoffs and finish the season 9-7 or 10-6. Given the fact that Favre is obviously out of shape, Chilly would be wise to use the same script that he used at the beginning of last season and have Favre manage the game using Petersen rather than carry the team on his arm. The offense had issues in the preseason, which reared its ugly head again last night. Brett should offer to give up some of his extra incentive cash to sign a solid back-up RB to Petersen and try to trade for Moss in NE (he is NOT happy with the Pats anymore). Given what NE got for Matt Cassel, I would think that they would be open to offers for Moss. Where is the urgency in the game or making deals for key personnel?!

  9. By Viking-ology on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    BB is too inconsistant. He said he is healthy, so he needs to step it up in a hurry. Shank is awesome, I’m glad we have him on our side. He is going to have a monster year.

  10. By martin on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    last nights presser childress adv the saints were rushing on most plays 3 guys and 8 back…you hope with that stat the o/l protects your qb….the vikings going into this season were not a team of the future they were a team for now and that comes along rarely…this is when you stack your team with players who produce now but management has decided to add players who may be good in 3-4 years…we are a weaker team than last year …we have a lot of veteran players who are not going to get better that is why the time to go for the sb was now…i am afraid in a few years we will look back at this team and realize the conservative ($$$ spending also a factor) approach by management and childress stupidness cost us a great opportunity

  11. By purplefavrefan on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    doesn’t help getting homered – again – !! c’mon, vikes…get who you need to get and get ‘er done! : )

  12. By CaliViking on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    BB should be traded or cut from the team, while Walker should be invited back. BB was the only receiver who failed to shine after Favre’s arrival last year, while Walker played with Favre in GB and had a Pro-Bowl season with Brett. But the offensive play calling last night was as bad as the offensive execution. Why did they call running plays for third and long? Why didn’t they throw instead and use more screens and slants? The only thing that the Saints D gave them last night was short and up the middle of the field. I don’t understand they the Vikes gave up on the running game in the second half either. Maybe Chilly should have gotten Mike Martz to call the offense this year. Brett needs to get a personal trainer to get into shape and spend more quality time with his receivers. The “O” is too slow!

  13. By Mike on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Breaking news: Vikings working on deal for big-name reciever

  14. By purplefavrefan on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    i would tend to agree with you, martin!

  15. By martin on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    when you are in the position the vikings were going into this season this is when you add players that may not be good for the long run but will produce now. most teams build for the future but the vikings teams future is now…we did not add any significant player to this roster that can produce now…sometimes you have to go for it and sacrafice for a few leaner years . so frustrated to see the bad decisions made by management and add in childress is a recipe for me to get a stroke with this team…

  16. By Pack2VikesFan on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Is it too late for the Vikes to get Marty Shottenheimer to call the offense this year? Besides lack of consistency, the biggest issue with the “O” is the lack of speed and urgency concerning clock management. In the fourth quarter, they took their sweet time to run plays, despite being a long way away from the Red Zone. Minnie needs to throw to Petersen more often, and get rid of BB since he is dead weight. Favre’s accuracy down field is not there yet, therefore there should be more slants and screens along with a dedication to the running game. If the Vikes had the same offensive production last night that they did during the NFC Title Game, they would have blown the Saints away. Even when Rice comes back, he still won’t be a 100%. Chilly should have benched Brett in the fourth quarter…

  17. By vikes4life on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    We need bigger receiver like Walker or Jackson…Nard look off and awful as the point man…didn’t look like his 2008 form at all….why did we get rid of Marko…we could have developed that more he’s in the mode of receivers that are playing today….I understand was still raw but sometimes guys need a little more time and patience from the coaches…let’s try to Walker and Marko so that we can get the height/leap/stretch factor…that’s game that Rice brings in addition to speed…that’s what Old Man Brett needs since he’s a gunslinger timing type quarterback..Nard only brings speed and he’s too small.

  18. By Derek on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Scott, I agree the O-Line was giving AP room to run, and AP was keeping the Saints D honest. It just seemed like they didn’t want AP to get the ball the 2nd half.

    The Vikings O-Line did a great job protecting Favre last night, keep it up!

    Defense did good holding the Saints high powered offense to 14 points, if it was last year and we held a good team to 14 point, we would have won 28-14, but we didn’t.

    Remeber it is week 1, teams aren’t playing at there best level yet, give them till week 4 or 5, and then grade the team.

    Offense get a C+ ( They were off )
    Defense last night gets an B+ ( They did good considering only having 3 CB, and a new starting SS, and kept Brees nervous on the D Line)

  19. By martin on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    in all pro leagues when a team is very close to the championshipe they add players that may only have a couple of years left ,but can still produce and may be a bit over paid..this scenario does not come along often as it is very hard to build a championship team but for the vikings this opportunity was here going into this season but management fumbled the ball not adding any significant payer in fact weakened the team for now by some of the moves they made…

  20. By purplefavrefan on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    gotta run ap more…he was great in the first half…then what??

  21. By vikes4life on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    We need the slot man Camarillo to get the learning curve more quickly…He can run those slant and out routes very good. He’s in a more better system than he was at Miami and his hand timing routes fits perfectly…Throwing Albert in there was too much for the 3rd and long…gotta get AP/Cammy/V more involved in those 3rd and long..use Kleinsasser more too. Chilly is bit too Chilly at adapting…gotta talk more to his receivers.

  22. By steve on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    I say caliviking has hit it on the nose. Farve should have spent all of camp this year.

  23. By purplehorn on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve never viewed Berrian an a possession receiver. He doesn’t like running routes over the middle, and our offense hasn’t been dialing up fly patterns to use his speed. He also was blanketed by Tracy Porter most of the game. The Vikings looked like a team that had a lousy camp and preseason on offense and on defense they played on their heels. Recall a downhill hit on anybody….? They played well overall, but I think most would understand my comment. I thought the O line played very well considering everyone thought for certain that Favre was going to get killed. Overall good protection. Favre laid that TD into Shank beautifully. We will see more good than bad. We may even get another shot at them Saints.

  24. By Jones on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    A disgusting loss same story different year always something dragging this team down what a poor secondary saints were just throwing for fun like it was backyard football. Brees had all year to throw on majority of the plays. We just can’t get to the qb and stop the qb. I can sit here and say the vikings will get better but I won’t believe it until I see it. I was expecting payback smashing brees to the ground but we were too soft and let him get his way again. The coach does not have fire to get this team ready, he is always calm after postgame interviews like he expects to lose and its okay. Wrong coach maybe hire a smarter coach. Peterson was running over them until he decides to stop and play fit the ball against 8 in coverage only 3 rushing. Lets just say chilly likes to give teams favors. A soft coach who is not creative wilf wake up and fire this doosh.

  25. By david on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    LOSERS

  26. By frank on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Farve looked old. his time has come and gone

  27. By truthbetold on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    What a good beginning to a long, long road … once Favre and his receivers get their timing down it will make this team, red hot from the forge and awaiting tempering, great … the passing game will free Peterson, he’ll bring in the D which will release the passing game … granted a lot will happen in what is truly a long, long season but things are looking very, very promising. Get Walker Back!!!

  28. By truthbetold on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Frank … you are just another hater … Farve … let’s call him Brett, or Mr. Favre if you don’t mind, stepped up lively in the pocket and, for a first effort against some guys half his age, well … let’s just say were I more inclined I’d be jealous too. Don’t be a hater. Kind regards, A believer

  29. By truthbetold on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    C’mon get Walker back … how can you cut the best receiver in preseason???

  30. By WOW... on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Childress should be fired after last nights disaster. A Hererra needs to find himself a seat on the bench for being blown up atleast 3 times, one costing us an extra point. IMO Ryan Cook should be our center. Sullivan is to small, and was blown up several times aswell.BB Can’t run, catch, block. Why is he even on the squad? Why did we not see camarillo until the second to last/ last drive? Several times Brett didn’t even look to the side of the field BB was on, after his drops in the game, and even the preseason.

    The D did everything you could ask for and more.

  31. By Anthony on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    C’mon get Walker back … how can you cut the best receiver in preseason??? You done hit your head. End of story.

    Percy needed to pay more attention to running his routes then smack talking with Tracy Porter who obviously got in his head, and threw him off his game. Favre couldn’t hit the water if he fell out of a boat in the 2nd half, and yet no running plays. I said years go, Bevell has to go. He has NO creativity, and thats why the offensive doesnt reach its full potential. It comes close at times, but when teams know what youre doing….good luck

  32. By King Viking on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Even though we lost the team had a lot of positive signs through out the game. I hope bernard steps up to help the wr core. We need him to be a go to guy for brett. Go Vikings!!

  33. By surfer boy on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Please go out and get a quality wide out. Bernard was not trying last night and it showed tremendously. There were many plays left on the field. Go out and get Randy Moss. He is not happy, and you know he would love to play with Brett Favre. Everyone please communicate with the Vikings in whatever way possible that we need to get something done. We can get to the super bowl, if we just add this one missing piece. Our defense can take on anyone, and our offense just needs to get this one piece and we are iiiiinnnnnn!! If we get the passing game going again… every team in the league needs to watch out cause its on again!

  34. By VikingFanInNebrasksa on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    There was something ‘just not right’ before the Vikings offense even snapped the ball for the first time last night. Did anybody else think that the usual fire and exitement in Favre’s eyes was missing? I think something major is wrong with the team now since the final roster was set.

    This being only the first game of the season, and the toughest one at that, no one can predict how the whole season is going to go. I’m pretty sure that the Saints have a lot of questions of themselves after the game as well. They couldn’t even muster another 1/2 point to cover the spread!

    Kudos to the offencive line last night for protecting Favre! Fill-in RG in the second half needs alot of work if he is taking over full time – he got away with a couple face masks.

    SKOL VIKINGS

  35. By Viking-ology on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    I would like to hear what Peterson has to say about the game…Why is it that Chilly bows down to the opposing coach when its a tight game. I know its only ‘one’ game, but when the game is there for the taking you need to dial it up and make it happen. Remember that ‘one’ game in Chicago last year, well that was the difference having home field advantage, or playing on the road. Chilly- STOP GETTING OUT-COACHED!!!

  36. By Vikings1 on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    What stood out to me about last night’s game is still a recurring problem(s), the holding penalties on the O-line, the disappointment of the corners to cover anyone, giving up the big plays, also successive penalties on the return game, putting us in terrible field position and killing what few sustained drives we had. Also I thought Javon Walker did a great job and I was surprised they cut him. With the absence of Rice, Berrian and Harvin will have to step up til Rice and Griffin return. I know that my opinion is not worth a cup of coffee, however, it is my observation as I saw it. the coaching staff had better find a way to fix it or it will be a short season for us!

  37. By Eugene on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Go trade for Randy Moss and bring Javon Walker back

  38. By Lito on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Bret Favre and wide receivers not in sync. What happened to Bernard B? Besides Shancoe, where are the offensive threat? Get a humongous offensive lineman to create holes for AP and company, a “real” deep threat wideout, and a genuine return specialist/cornerback. Is it really hard for management to put together a SB winner?

  39. By surfer boy on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Eugene, I am with you man. We have to go get Randy or someone similar to him. I honestly believe that this is the only thing missing. The timing and rhythm will be back shortly.

  40. By Thor on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    So why did the offense abandon the running game in the 2nd half?! If AP is your most explosive weapon, you have to give him the ball. You could tell he was running like a man possessed in the 1st half. As far as the receiving core, why was Camarillo on the bench until the 4th quarter? The guy is gonna do nothing but contribute if he gets a chance. I can understand the passing game being out of sync with lack of chemistry and a de-conditioned Favre. I can also understand why so many people are upset with Berrian, he seemed unfocused throughout the game. Trading Raynaud was a BAD MOVE! I hope the Vikings can do as Shaincoe stated and learn from their mistakes and be better for the Dolphins. Clean it up fellas and get a “W” against the Fish in week 2!!

  41. By corey on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    GET WALKER BACK – AND GET #85 MORE ACTION THEN THE LAST QAURTER OF THE GAME. #85 DEFINITELY A GOOD PLAYER AND SEEMED TO BE MORE IN’SINC WITH BRETT FARVE. WE HAVE A GOOD TEAM GUYS, I KNOW THIS WAS A BREAK OR MAKE US GAME. AND I THINK THIS WILL MAKE US, BECAUSE NEED FEUL GOING INTO MIAMI TO GET THAT WIN. I SAW ALOT OF PROMISE FROM A INJURED BACKFIELD, IF WE COULD HOLD THE SAINTS TO 14 POINTS WITHOUT KEY PLAYERS IN OUR BACKFEILD IMAGINE WHEN THOSE GUYS GET BACK WHAT WE WILL DO ON DEFENSE. OUR TEAM IS GOOD AND WE WILL SHOW IT NEXT GAME, SHORT TERM MEMORY – MOVE ON TO NEXT GO VIKES

  42. By fmfan on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    worst 2 things about our offense, play calling and Favres accuracy.

  43. By paul on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    If A.P. is the top running back in the NFC, give him at least 25 carries per game!

    What did he get in the 2nd. half ,5 carries? Who’s calling the plays.

  44. By Bill Thein on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Favre should have been in camp earlier, he obviously fatigued last night. His throws became sloppier as the game wore on. He can’t expect to come in two weeks before the season and get into shape, especially at 40. I know the guy knows the offense and playbook better than anyone but he seems to ignore getting into game shape. That’s what the other 52 guys on the roster did, why should he be excused? We’ll see the real Favre by week 3 or 4, much like last year. I’m just afraid we’ll be 1-3 by then. To make the playoffs we’d likely have to win 9 of last 12…YIKES!

    Quick message to all you “Javon Walker will save the season” morons…If he was so good, wouldn’t someone have picked him up by now??? He was going against 2nd and 3rd teamers people! He’s washed up trash!

    Anyway, go Vikes. I already see some bandwagon jumpers leaping off. Good riddance. You make the rest of us real fans look bad.

  45. By still hoping on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    we might want to become birdwatchers if we ever want to see a Superb Owl again!!!!!!!

  46. By TWVIKE on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Eugene- You hit it right on the head! Bring R. Moss home. Lets get Camarillo in the game before the fourth quarter. What happenend to AP in the second half? Secondary help. It is time to get it together , Green Bay is watching.

  47. By Reece on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Hey everyone, can you please relax. Most of the starting skill position guys and the center missed most of training camp. They all just need to watch the film and get in a rythm at practice. They have 2 straight home games against marginal teams and a bye week to get the offense ready for the toughest month of football ever. at jets, vs cowboys, at patriots, at packers. They’ll be ready.

  48. By MossforLife on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    I’m listening to a lot of excuses and reasoning, however, the truth of the matter is the Vikings should have won the game. Once the Vikings started running the ball in the 2nd Qtr the tide change. But for strange reason they decide to go pass happy in the 3rd – 4th. My Question who really was at fault Childress, Brett or Bevell. Anyone with common sense would have immediately gone back to the receipt that gave you the lead. Prior to Farve arriving on the scene Childress was a grind it out coach, so I don’t really see him making those calls. If Brett is making the calls we are in trouble in the long run for the fact the QB can’t be player/coach on the field. They lost the game by being out coached, plain & simple. The way this schedule is this year, you can’t lose games that you should win, Especially knowing key players are down and the North is better. Next week they play Miami, if Miami wins and GB or CH is 2-0. it’s going to be a long season. I just want everybody to remember what TJ had to work with when he was the starting QB. “ie without Percy” Sidney take the year off. I want to evaluate Brett. Fans say “He’s missing his weapons” TJ didnt have any – play ball. So I can see if your really worth 15 Million. TJ got us 10-6 with medicore WR’s So it shouldnt be a problem to get at least 11-5 agree? without Sidney Rice.

  49. By Gottarush on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    How many times do we need to correct the TJ “got us to 10-6″ b.s. Gus led the team to 6 of those victories. Do you remember your kids names?

  50. By Bigfan1 on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Get Webb in there in some capacity maybe receiver he’s tall and a target for Favre and he’s fast. We can all arm chair quarterback but Chilly said that this is not the team from the 18th game of last season, i.e. they need work. One game at a time, actually I think the buy will help hopefully Rice will return in six weeks or so.

  51. By Jake on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    By CaliViking on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply
    BB should be traded or cut from the team, while Walker should be invited back. BB was the only receiver who failed to shine after Favre’s arrival last year, while Walker played with Favre in GB and had a Pro-Bowl season with Brett. But the offensive play calling last night was as bad as the offensive execution. Why did they call running plays for third and long? Why didn’t they throw instead and use more screens and slants? The only thing that the Saints D gave them last night was short and up the middle of the field. I don’t understand they the Vikes gave up on the running game in the second half either. Maybe Chilly should have gotten Mike Martz to call the offense this year. Brett needs to get a personal trainer to get into shape and spend more quality time with his receivers. The “O” is too slow!

    Are you kidding me? All Mike Martz does is throw!

  52. By Rogerthevikefan on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    They cut walker so they could pick him up after week 1 and only have to pay him on a weekly basis if and when they resign him. So walker will be moveing around the field against the fins. Put Greg in the only way he will learn the system is by playing and getting used to Farves style.

  53. By Greg Allen on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Quick review:
    We were quite out of sync, primarily the “O”, but our guys will definitely come around, this game is a big wake-up call. Despite our so-so game based on our standards, we still almost/should have beaten the current world champs. Special teams: Pretty good, except for the missed extra point, which might have come back to haunt us, got to make them. Defense: Good except for the 1st and 2nd half NO drives; could not adjust to the NO 2nd half drive unfortunately, which took our lead away. Our secondary needs some very serious coaching-up. Offense: Inconsistent, AP looked good and had very good ball security. Brett will come around–he is very demanding on himself and he personally will not tolerate mediocrity. We must not panic, but we need a better sense of urgency. We have one of the best and smartest QB’s in football, and we need to be decisive and get him more weapons–now! Give Walker another chance (he should be very hungry to prove himself) and let’s get Moss (he and Brett always wanted to play together), and by mid-season our WR’s will be Rice, Moss, and Walker–an exciting combination of talent to take us deep into the playoffs.

  54. By Tumavotinh on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    thats what i said before the game. BB cant catch, he does not have jump ball skill. Percy Harvin is good as a slot reciever not a wideout. Bring back Javon Walker and use him as Wideout in place of Sidney Rice. Greg Camarillo and Harvin can play slot recievers. If BF has pressure he can always throw short yardage to GC and PH. If you need to make the first down on 3rd n 5or3 you could always hit Javon Walker with a slant or lop it up for him to grab.

  55. By Tumavotinh on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    And also a better job as creating lane for AP to run like motion a tight end over and hit the LB and freeze him up while the Fullback cleans up the safety or CB to give AP the wide open lane allday.

  56. By purple08 on Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Nice numbers in the second half Favre. If T-Jack started, we would have won that game. All the Brett-lovers are so blind it is ridiculous! He cost us the game just like last year. Retire now you overrated has-been! Start T-Jack!!

  57. By fmfan on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    2009 Favre experiment was a failure (anything short of a S.B. win was a failure). So far the 2010 experiment doesn’t look to good.

  58. By Ski on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    It was the first game of the year. you could tell by the sloppyness from both teams. when have the Saints scored only fourteen points? When have the Vikings scored only nine? Don’t panic! this team is on a journey for glory!

  59. By Bruce on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    A team is only as good as it’s coach! Why Childress gets rid of Walker but hangs on to a subpar player like Berrian is beyond me! And Childress is the most conservative coach in the league. So trade Berrian and resign Walker or some other great receiver because Berrian SUCKS!!!

  60. By Bruce on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    TRADE BERRIAN!!!

  61. By Bruce on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    BERRIAN DIDN’T PLAY WELL LAST YEAR AND HE’S NOT PLAYING WELL THIS YEAR AGAIN! HE’S A BUST CHILDRESS, TRADE HIM!

  62. By Ted on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    As a Packer fan, all I can say is I’m glad Brett is your problem now!!! Ha Ha Ha He will always tease you into thinking there is more, but ends up with excuses like ” if we had made more plays, we would have won the game” duh , show up for training camp.

  63. By Ted on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    Reading all your comments about how great the Vikings are reminds me of how that you guys will NEVER win a superbowl. We have 12 World Championships here in Green Bay.

  64. By KanVike on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    Quit calling for Randy Moss! Don’t you remember him walking off of the field before the game was over back when he played for us? He’s a cry baby. We don’t need cry babies on the team, we need players. He’ll only bring distractions that we don’t need.

  65. By steve on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    I would like to say,” yea” that their timing may have been alittle off, but the big reason for stalling out was penalties. The officiating in the game seemed alittle one sided. Okay, it seemed alot one sided. I think Nfl Officiaters wanted the saints to win agiainst Brett and the vikings to prove the better team won in the NFC playoff game,(which at the very end had several bad calls,like the one on leber for pass interference)plus lets not mention the several late hits on brett that was not called the whole game. In the rematch on Thursday I never say but one actual penalty on replay, even the commentaters pointed out they didnot see it over half the time. And the completed catch on 3rd down for a first that one official overruled another, the review showed Kliensaucer made the catch, HIS Hands were under the ball, and he pulled it in with control, but because of official call on the feild they did not over turn the ruling on the field,which had already been overturned by another referee. If you ask me I think the officiating needs to be looked at. We had several first downs and nice completions taken away to be 2 and 20, even 2 and 30. I even liked after 2 and 20 Brett completed to Shanco for a first, but when the official spotted the ball we had a 3rd and 2. Who could win with ghost penalties being called, and bad spots on the ball. Personally I think the officiating has alot to do with the way the season goes in the NFL and maybe a blog about bad calls, non-excisting penalties that affect certaing teams all season needs to be started and officials should be looked at. Please let me know if you see and feel the same way.

  66. By TWVIKE on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    RANDY MOSS COME HOME, BRETT FAVRE IS WAITING!

  67. By Lito on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    Shancoe, I pray that you become All-Pro this year. Please motivate Bernard. What’s happening with him? Also, Percy, migraines cannot be a perennial excuse. Receiving corp not getting respect. You guys have to do better. Got to have lots of reps with Bret. Vikes need a receiver that opposing teams fear so Peterson and company can roam all over the place.

  68. By Tumavotinh on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    Besides BB sucks, O-Line cant open holes for AP. If you watch that game i dont know why Leslie Frazeir didnt dial blitz againtst them on Jared Allens side. The Saints kept a tight end and RB to chip him and left the gap between him and K-William WIDE open. Should of ran a late Blitz straight that way.

  69. By NYViking on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    Why did’nt we keep A.P. moving the offense in the second half? Why could’nt we stick to what was working Thursday night until we got Brett and the receivers back into synch? I wonder what would have happened if we would have stuck to slamming the ball in their face, what shape their defense would have been in by the end of the game, and utlimately what the score would have been had we stayed with some good ole’ smash mouth football.?

  70. By Nathan G on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    1st, “3rd” & 4th qrt no pt not pro. Sure you paid them so play them but more importantly no when to cut your losses. ajustments needed. Line needs to pass block better don’t blame injury to McKinnie and most important WR catch the dame ball.

  71. By Tumavotinh on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    I bet ya if we got Camarillo and Javon in there Brett would had a field day with them. If you gonna use BB, PLEASE ONLY use him as a Decoy down field to get many DBs as u can on him so you can create 1v1 match with other recievers.

  72. By jjj on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    Standing pat in this league is a sure way to lose ground. No earlier attempt to get T.O. when he was there for the asking and – no no attempt to pick up a very badly needed a receiver this past month- it suggest that perhaps the ownership – is moving on and out of Minnesota. It would be difficult to leave if one got to the super bowl game this year. Business has its ugly side and perhaps we are seeing that play out right now before our eyes…

  73. By vikingsfan4life on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    wow well ya one thing is forsure, they need to get some WR’s for favre to throw too, or they should have just left favre back at home where he was !!!!!why would you go out and get walker then cut him ????????????????you should have cut BB and TJack and kept sage as well………what are you guys thinking ?????????????????

  74. By vikingsfan4life on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    maybe there was some bad blood between favre and walker ?????? who knows but it just don’t make any sense to get him and then cut him ??????? maybe we really do need a new coach???????????

  75. By Bruce on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    BERRIAN DIDN’T PLAY WELL LAST YEAR AND HE’S NOT PLAYING WELL THIS YEAR AGAIN! HE’S A BUST CHILDRESS, TRADE HIM!

  76. By TWVIKE on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    jjj-I agree, TO was out there forever. I dont like him, but he is a talent & would have been a great asset to our team. We knew Sydney was hurt & did nothing. We need secondary help, did nothing. Now were 0-1, I hope we do something! I think it is time to FREE CHILLY! I am sure somebody is looking for a TOWEL-BOY!

  77. By fmfan on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    It seems like people want to blame everyone except their hero (lord Favre). He went 4-12 in the 2nd half with a lot of bad throws.

  78. By fmfan on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    I would like to know who decided to quit running A.P.. Was it Chilly, Bevel or Favre?

  79. By soldier1986 on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    @fmfan yeah favre decided to not hand the ball off to AP. your an idiot. he said he would rather hand the ball off. moron. that would be chilldress. no favre wasn’t great but neither were the recievers. nobody can catch

  80. By fmfan on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    Favre wouldn’t change a run play to a pass play so he could try to win the game and hear the media say FAVRE WON THE GAME. (yeah right) He didn’t win the game so it’s the Vikings lost not Brett lost and it’s he has nobody to throw to. He was 11-15 in 1st half and then went 4-12 in the 2nd half. I think the OLD MAN just got to tired to make the plays.

  81. By soldier1986 on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    yeah ok. favre said himself he would rather hand the ball off more this season. and in this game. because yes he’s getting older and banged up still. god you poeple are dumb. you blame favre for everything. and that OLD MAN is tougher than any player to play the game.

  82. By soldier1986 on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    and what killed us was the penalties. i don’t know how many times it was like 3rd and 30. the o line made so many penalties.

  83. By fmfan on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    He also said he was done playing football. He’s retired twice with big tears and you think we should believe anything he says.

  84. By soldier1986 on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    he cried once when he cried. and green bay made him retire. if you can’t see than then your dumb. why do you think they offered him 20 million dollars to shut up and stay retired. just sayin man. im not trying argue with you. im just saying. michael jordan retired 3 times and nobody cared. favre retired twice and everybody hates him for it. i dont get it. all the commentators don’t blme him. once your done your done. he loves the game. if thats bad then i dont know what to tell you. the man has my respect. no player loves the game as favre does. and nobody will. i dont know man im trying to argue with you im just saying. have a good day

  85. By soldier1986 on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    lol i meant he cried once when he retired. haha my bad

  86. By fmfan on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    In the 2nd half we had 1 offensive penalty which put us at 1st and 20. 5 pos. 1 penalty 0 points 4-12 passing for 44 yards. If it was T-Jack the Favre lovers would be yelling for his head.

  87. By soldier1986 on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    sorr dude i meant to say im not trying to argue with you. lol. i hate typing when you have alot to say.

  88. By soldier1986 on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    and i agre with you man. favre wasn’t really on last night. im just saying overall we can’t blame that game on him. but its still early lets just wait ans see what happens. he wasn’t to hot last year early and then look what happened. got to have faith man

  89. By fmfan on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    I would like to know why all the plays in the 4th quarter were pass plays when AP was doing so good.

  90. By soldier1986 on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    i know. we all would. but we all know chilly does not know how to run an offense. and alot of the playes AP wan’t even in the plays. thats not favre’s fault. who knows. maybe he got hurt and they were keeping it quiet. never know

  91. By VikingsDx3 on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    Until Rice gets back and healthy again. I propose a WR core, consisting of Camarillo, Shiancoe, Harvin, and possibly even Webb. Fellow Vikes you know what I mean.

  92. By Bruce on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    fmfan is vikingslose on the NFL network comment boards. I know that for a fact! He has a avatar of Favre with a red line through his face and rags about Favre every single day! GET OFF THIS BOARD FMFAN, YOU ARE ALREADY ANNOYING ENOUGH ON THE NFL COMMENT BOARD!

  93. By Scott Michael on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    How about dumping that offensive genius Chili instead? The brains must have left along with that hair too. Replace him with Bevell. The defense is still great,but we
    need an offensive mind along the lines of Martz and I think Darrell would be perfect.

  94. By Bruce on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    FMFAN (AKA VIKINGSLOSE) ABOUT EVERY COMMENT YOU MADE ON THIS BOARD WAS NEGATIVE CONCERNING FAVRE, YOU ARE NOT FOLLING ANYBODY! WE AS TRUE VIKING FANS TRUST OUR QUARTERBACK FAVRE AND SUPPORT HIM. HE IS NOT PERFECT EVERY GAME BUT HE PLAYED BETTER THAN 31 OF 32 QUARTERBACKS LAST YEAR. SO SHUT UP AND GO AWAY!!!

  95. By Bruce on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    FOOLING*

  96. By Bruce on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    Just get rid of Berrian or put him on the practice squad. The guy is a mediocre reciever AT BEST!

  97. By Bruce on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    He’s not a good punt returner either!

  98. By soldier1986 on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    @bruce how did you find that out? in that case fmfan get out of here. you have no life. your one of those bored lonley fans who just downs favre and constantly all day write negative remarks about him. he is an idiot. to blame that game on favre you have to be dumb

  99. By soldier1986 on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    haha i really don’t get it. there was a sports writer (so he claims) from green bay that was on here the other day and was just bad mouthing favre. so i was arguing with him until i just told he was a loser and a bad sports writer to blame everything that goes wrong on favre. lol i don’t get it. these losers have no life. then says he turned his back on a city that loved him for years. thats how dumb packer fans are. they don’t realize they turnded there backs on him. lol

  100. By Todd on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    Get Joe Webb in the game!!! QB, WR, wildcat, WHATEVER!! He is an amazing athlete and can make great things happen.

  101. By Brian on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    They should use Adrian P more next game. during the first half, he had something like 70-something yard, and when the game was over, he had 80-something. you have a guy like Adrian, and you abandon him during a entire half? This coach seems to have a problem with learning, so I wouldnt be surprised to see the same things next week.

  102. By purplengold on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    First of all, favres timing with wide receivers was all off. Besides shank and cam, noone was running the routes on time with favre. Let percy blow defenses away in the middle and lay it off to AP more, hes got better hands and ball skills after the catch on the edge then we realize. AD was running like a monster in the first half. KEEP GIVING HIM THE BALL. The O line did ok. I’ll give them a B, but the backs and slots receivers chips and pickups really threw off the saints pass rush. We weren’t getting a good 4 man rush, but with even O line D line blitzing we really blew apart that O line. We shouldv’e sent more linebackers on run blitz on the edge, away from nicks and into the path of their backs, once they started running in the 2nd half. The coverage was mediocre, but i saw good things from AD and shank. If the refs had let the teams play, I think we could of beaten the saints. And if we had patched up our game adjusted to the balanced offense they showed in the second half, we could’ve really dominated them. GO VIKES!

  103. By fmfan on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    Bruce is wrong! sorry but I only go by fmfan. I’ve been a Viking fan since the 60’s and a anti Favre since the 90’s.

  104. By soldier1986 on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    wow your an anti favre fan. hate a guy who plays with more heart then anyone who has ever played the game. i don’t get it man.

  105. By 4eversteve on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    We learned that we don’t have a vertical passing threat until Rice returns unless they make a block buster trade hint, hint. Hope we go after Vincent Jackson even if he is suspended 3 games we can weather the storm until then and have bye week to work him into the offense scheme.

  106. By Brock on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    One of the positives in the first half the O line played better than I have seen them play in quite a while against a very very good defense. if we can get healthy and stay healthy the line play should get better each week. Ap ran hard downhill between the tackles like he did his rookie year nobody likes to see us fumble but what bothered me in may game last year was Ap turning everything into a stretch play and try to bust the big one. One play at a time Thursday night was his attitude. If we get healthy and stay healthy we will see this team again this year but it would more than likely be back there again. As bad as our offense played in the second half and considering our situation with DBs I felt the defense played exceptionally well with exception of the the first possession of the Saints. the long drive b the offense played huge part keeping Drew and the Saint’s offense on the sidelines.

  107. By fmfan on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    soldier1986 were you a Viking fan or a Favre fan first?

  108. By fmfan on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    I hope they have Webb practicing at WR.

  109. By Bruce on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    fmfan, you write exactly the same way that vikingslose does on the NFL boards. Same style, same junk about Favre. And how could you “hate” a guy that is here to help your team win? This is just like a business, guys get traded to other teams all the time. And if I guy comes to a team in the same division he played in for 17 years and plays his heart out for that team, then my hat is off to that player! Because he could just collect a paycheck and not try that hard. But Brett isn’t here for the money. He is here because he wants to help this team win it’s first Championship. He is here because he loves those guys in the locker room. If all those guys can welcome him like that, then maybe you should quit being a hater and wish the best for Favre which is wishing the best for your team. Unless you are lying about being a Viking fan???

  110. By soldier1986 on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    @fmfan. i followed both teams growing up because im from superior wisconsin. right on the border on minnesota. and i have family there. so i grew up with both teams. but i was a bigger favre fan. but i rooted for the vikes as well. but the packers disgusted and shocked me with how they treated favre. i am very impressed with the minnesota fans. they welcomed him in with open arms. remember when the favre broke dan marino’s 421st td pass? well everyone was on there feet clapping and celebrating. and thats when favre played for the packers. i don’t see green bay fans doing that at all. they don’t even do that for there own legends. they proved that already last year. so now i don’t even watch the packers anymore. they disgust me

  111. By fmfan on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    Don’t get me wrong what Favre has done in his career is amazing but he will allways be the packer qb that cost my Vikings many playoff berths. If he would have been in another division I might have him right there behind Montana as the best there ever was.

  112. By soldier1986 on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    and also fmfan i also know that MOST vikings fans respected favre. you can say otherwise but i know this for a fact. no they didn’t root for him because he was a packer but they respected him. you dont have to like him. which is dumb. but you should respect him. he played for the same team for 17 freakin years. do you know how many qb’s the bears and vikes have had in that time. i tip my hat off to him. he’s a true warrior and the last of the old rought and tough grid iron football players. after he is gone. they will be no other like him

  113. By joe on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    RANDY MOSS is unhappy at n.e. nice addition!

  114. By Mike on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    Yea get Walker back..he works great with Favre
    I’d hold off at trading BB unless you get a Randy Moss or type-A calaibar WR
    btw: Favre did well with no wide outs in that first game moved well and got protected
    but why did they stop runing in the 2nd half

  115. By PotterJohn on Sep 11, 2010 | Reply

    I have to agree with a lot of the folks, the returns are unforgivable. Granted the kicks were very good, hard to return, but too many fair catches no attempts at returns, bs………yeah, I could see Farve, not happy starting over and over at the 10…so were the Saints, but they marched at will, yes, many plays left on the field with clearly missed assignments, more man to man, less zone catches are catches and first downs…..good, dam low score game…..go FArve, go vikings!!

    JK

  116. By evalu8er on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Please, people, CHILL OUT. The Saints did not play that much better than the vikings. It was not a huge victory. Favre being at training camp has nothing to do with this–most of his receivers were not there either. My bet is there is a huge improvement by the next game. harvin forgot the Golden Rule when playing with favre. “If favre still has the ball, keep running towards the goalline!”

    No one is going to trade BB-he just needs to make the effort to have a plan with Brett.
    All is well. It’s one loss and not a very cominating one. We need to chill and let things unfold.

  117. By Woodboat on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Farve is a very good QB, but his claim to fame is his toughness, not his astounding skill. He is very capable, but he’s not top 5 all time…. other than his longevity. BB is not going to get traded…. his value as trade bait doesn’t equal what the Vikes get out of him… a PERCEIVED deep threat. You’d never replace him for what you’g get for him, if you get my meaning. Moss is NOT coming back to the Vikes… no chance. If we work with what we have and get in sync, we don’t NEED another receiver. Between Shank, Percy, and Camarillo, we have a very competant receiving corps. Sure we don’t have a reliable deep threat, but if the defenses pull in, Harvin and Shank have the foot speed to make them pay. We are fine, just gotta shake the rust off.

  118. By Woodboat on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    BTW, our DBs are what we should be worried about. That game should have been 28 – 9. Allen got beat twice on deep sideline routes that had the guy wide open, and and unpressured Brees uncharacteristically missed his receiver. On neither play did Abdulluh get anywhere close to help out. THose were touchdowns the Saints left on the field. I didn’t get the feeling we left ANY points on the field.

  119. By Woodboat on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Well, other than the blocked extra point, of course

  120. By Woodboat on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    fmfan, you seem to dislike having Farve on the team. I can’t believe that you think that Jackson or Rosenfels would be preferable to Farve… on any level other than running for 2 yards before you scan your receivers. If they didn’t get Farve, it very well may have been Jeff Garcia, which would have been fine. Let’s give them time to get their act together. I doubt like heck that the Vikes win the division this year with the injuries we have already (the CBs are more painful than Rice IMO, and I think Rice could end up better than Moss if he can stay on the field). If we lose a few more, sokay… looking at our schedule, it looks softer at the back end, so we can make up some ground, mebbe.

  121. By Lance on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Camarillo needs to be more involved. Kudos to Adrian, he showed us in the first half that he is more versatile with run/block/reciever. Pass the ball to Adrian more, he will eventually break one for six.

  122. By bubbs on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Berrian = Berrian McBrickHands

  123. By bubbs on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Either his hands are made up of bricks or someone should check his gloves as they might have rocks in them. I think he’ll be good this year, but I’d still trade him. He is so tiny every time someone gets near him i fear the guy is going to crumble into a million little pebbles.

  124. By Bruce on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Woodboat, I’m going to tell you why I think Favre is not only in the top 5 all time, but he is the BEST of all time. Sure you can take guys like Montana, Marino, Unitas or Elway and make your arguments for them. But the thing is that Favre has about every passing record there is IN SPITE of being a gunslinging, chance taking, unthorodox quarterback! Can you just imagine how dangerous he would have been if he had followed the protocol for staying in the pocket, throw it away when neccessary type quarterback? I have heard him in interviews admit he loves taking the hard throws. The throws where there are 3 defenders versus 1. Like that throw to Percy Harvin in the Packer’s game for example. THAT’S WHAT MAKES HIM SO GREAT AND FUN TO WATCH! This guy still has managed to break almost all the records in spite of this mentality of his. He loves the game and loves to win and he takes risks all the time to do it. Do you think if those other big name quarterbacks played like that, that they would have won as many games as Brett has?

  125. By TWVIKE on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    RANDY COME HOME, FAVRE IS WAITING!

  126. By Bruce on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Then of course people will say he has thrown the most interceptions. Well guess what, he has also has the most passing attempts of any quarterback in the history of the NFL. And what some sports writers never tell you who are always bringing up his interception tendencies, is the fact that Brett Favre has a BETTER Career Interception ratio than 25 Hall of Fame quarterbacks! yes you heard me right! Better than guys like Bart Starr, Fran Tarkenton, Johnny Unitas & Roger Staubach! Hard to believe? Well it’s a FACT! Brett’s tendencies to throw picks still manages to be right in the middle of the pack when ut comes to Hall of Fame quarterbacks in spite of his gunslinging ways. Now you add all the records he has, plus the fact of his love for the game and his enthusiasm to win this game. And name other quarterbacks in this league that run down the field and throw blocks like Brett does? And then of course his most amazing feat, the continuous start record he has! With guts like that, with the talent he has, with the records he has and with the heart he plays with makes him the BEST to ever play the game IMHO!

  127. By Ted on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Farve is all about himself.Acts like an aw shuck kind of guy, but he is far from it.Had his own dressing room when he was here in Green Bay, and many players were glad to see him go.

  128. By Ted on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Bruce, Did you ever stop to think if Brett is So GREAT as you say, then why do all his seasons end up with the dumbest play on his part? The Super Bowl in 1996 was won with a great defense led by Reggie White and that team could have been quarterbacked by you or I and still would have won.Farve is a LOSER!!! Say it LOSER!!!

  129. By Bruce on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Ted, leave it to a traitor Packer Fan to come on a Viking comment board and trash talk the guy that was repsosible for your 300 MILLION DAOLLAR STADIUM!!! Yeah guess what? I lived in Wisconsin most my life and I threw away all my Packer memorbillia except for Favre’s stuff because Packer fans like you are the lousiest fans in the league!

  130. By Bruce on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    And those 2 NFC Championships you have as well as the Superbowl Championship would not have been won without Favre! You still need points to win a game MORON!

  131. By Ted on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Bruce,Don’t you remember how you felt when Favre threw the interception to Tracey Porter? If you have forgotten or forgiven him, you won’t when it happens 2,3,4 years in a row like we had to endure ever year.

  132. By Bruce on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Gee Ted, he threw an interception in the Giants game, BUT GUESS WHAT? Looka t the tape and you can see the ball curved away from Driver because of the wind!!! And guess what else? Manning, who most sports writers worship on their hands and feet, has thrown many interceptions in playoff games and threw won last year to lose the Superbowl. Favre has never done that! Take your hate and go away!

  133. By TWVIKE on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    A 50 year old Favre is better than T-Choke. He is the toughest QB to play the game, PERIOD! He has no wide-outs to throw to, is that his fault? The Saints took Shanc away &we had nobody to throw to. Camarillo should have been in the whole game. Bench brick-handed Berrian. AP more touches in second half. Bring Randy home,NOW! Send Brad & Berrian packing. NICE PLAY CALLING COACH! Please retire before Favre. Next week we use AP as a decoy, right Brad? Maybe start T-Choke?

  134. By Bruce on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Ted, why do you come on here and cry about Favre? You don’t have him anymore. He is gone. So why don’t you move on? You want to know why? Because deep down you are mad because we have him here now. That’s why never in the History of the NFL has a team offered a player 20 MILLION DOLLARS NOT TO PLAY! That’s why Brett beat you twice last year! YOU ARE SCARED of what he can do LOL

  135. By Bruce on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    I’m outta here, I’m not going to argue with a fear mongering hateful Packer Fan.

  136. By fmfan on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Bruce maybe Ted is vikinglose? He seems to be a Favre hater. LOL

  137. By OLDSCHOOL on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    By the way, AP….you might be as good as Chris Johnson…but your O-Line isn’t! Just watched CJ run for 76 yrds for a TD! You could do the same if the holes were that big for you…….our O-Line should be ashamed!

  138. By OLDSCHOOL on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    We are 9 – 7 this year ….may be 10-6 …at best! It’s ashame…because this year..with lockout…our team won’t be the same!

  139. By purplefavrefan on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    WEBB @ RECEIVER…FAST, TALL, GOOD TARGET

  140. By soldier1986 on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    @ted. you are a ungrateful piece of garbage. if favre never went to green bay, nobody would have known who the packers were. nobody cared. all you think about is the negative things in life. i can tell. because favre has dne alot more good things in that city then bad. and im from wisconsin. packer fans are too dumb to realize they made him retire the first time. why do you think they offered him 20 million dollars to keep his mouth shut. and then they tell him where he could or couldn’t go. and no we wouldn’t have have even went to the super bowl and all those nfc championships if it wasn’t for favre. and his last game in green bay, offensively favre was keeping them alive. did you forget al harris getting burned every play by plaxico? you don’t have to like him, but you should respect him. and nobody knows this but he still to this day gives millions of dollars to wisconsin children’s charities. didn’t know that did you. probably don’t care. favre is not selfish

  141. By TWVIKE on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    At least Chris Johnson get touches in the second half. Nice job of coaching BALL-LESS BRAD!

  142. By tjack on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    give berrian only the first game

  143. By surfer boy on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    It is one of the most illogical statements ever to come out of a human beings mouth to say that Tavaris Jackson would do better than Brett Favre. First of all Brett Favre made every reciever better last year just by his presence. Second he posted MVP type numbers last year. Third, have you even seen T jack play. He is athletics, but not a great pocket passer. Please, lets use common sense in our replies. Also, all the packers whoa re downing favre, are obviously mad that he fixed his bicep injury and then destroyed you last year. Sorry, but Favre made the Packers. It’s not his fault that people love watching him play and drive thousands of miles to beg him to come back. When your own team loves and respects you that much you know something is right. The man also has 3 mvps. I shouldnt have to say more, but please, by all means tell me where I am wrong here. Get the man a Vincent Jackson type reciever and we are in the Super Bowl … bottom line!

  144. By soldier1986 on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    @surgerboy thank you! someone wtih common sense. i really don’t get these packer fans on why they have this huge hatred for him. im from wisconsin and you should hear the things. oh my gosh. they have problems il just say that.

  145. By soldier1986 on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    sorry…..i meant surferboy

  146. By fmfan on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    MAILBAG, who called only pass plays in the 4th quarter and why didn’t we run AP?

  147. By Bruce on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    Yes I don’t get it, one game Childress is calling 4 run plays in a row in the red zone and turns the ball over on downs and then the next game when the pass isn’t working because the receivers cant get separation he doesn’t use the run plays. I just don’t get it!

  148. By Bruce on Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    USE WHAT WORKS! IT’S JUST THAT SIMPLE!

  149. By morgan on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    Lets go get Randy Moss, back where he belongs. I know Bret would love to throw to him.

  150. By GOLDVIKE on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    RUN ,RUN, RUN AND PASS WHEN YOU HAVE TO !!!! = SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!!!

  151. By BladeRunner on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The Saints are a very good team. Favre has not had a lot of time to prepare when at the last minute Rice decides he needs surgery. That was a huge loss. Give Favre a few weeks of practice with Camarillo and let’s see what happens. Harvin is still a great WR and Berrian can be also at time. Shank is the MAN! We still have AP and Young looked good too. We have Gerhart waiting in the wings, and we hopefully get Sidney back in a few weeks. Besides, the Packers and Cowboys looked very beatable Sunday. All is well. We will be 3-1 going into the bye week. A solid foundation for the rest of the season.

  152. By London on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    Shang, says we will learn from loss, but will Childress learn from loss..the answer is no..Childress is the worst coach in the NFL, and if Ziggy does not realize that than the vikings are doomed and Ziggy will relocate the Vikings to a bigger market…its called profits stupid..Vikings fan speak out or your gonna loose your team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  153. By London on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    Shang, says we will learn from loss, but will Childress learn from loss..the answer is no..Childress is the worst coach in the NFL, and if Ziggy does not realize that than the vikings are doomed and Ziggy will relocate the Vikings to a bigger market…its called profits stupid..Vikings fan speak out or your gonna loose your team!!!! Coach Childres has made many mistakes in the draft, off season and training camp….Their gonna move the vikings

  154. By London on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    Shang, says we will learn from loss, but will Childress learn from loss..the answer is no..Childress is the worst coach in the NFL, and if Ziggy does not realize that than the vikings are doomed and Ziggy will relocate the Vikings to a bigger market…its called profits stupid..Vikings fan speak out or your gonna loose your team!!!! Coach Childres has made many mistakes in the draft, off season and training camp….Their gonna move the vikings!! Tarvis Jackson is a joke, Farve knows that, the fans know this and yet childress still protects him, why?

  155. By London on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    but will Childress learn from loss..the answer is no..Childress is the worst coach in the NFL, and if Ziggy does not realize that than the vikings are doomed and Ziggy will relocate the Vikings to a bigger market…its called profits stupid..Vikings fan speak out or your gonna loose your team!!!! Coach Childres has made many mistakes in the draft, off season and training camp….Their gonna move the vikings!! Tarvis Jackson is a joke, Farve knows that, the fans know this and yet childress still protects him, why? The season must be protected by the fans!!!!!!!!!!!!

  156. By UBRETT-CHA on Sep 13, 2010 | Reply

    To all Packer fans–that rennovation @ Lambeau would never have happened without the stellar seasons that Brett and the team brought to Green Bay year after year. How DARE you losers forget all that and boo him when he took the field at Lambeau last season! You all have a chance to redeem yourselves and cheer him when he takes the frozen tundra once again, for what he says will be the last time. If you “haters” can’t do that, then continue to swill your beer and keep your mouths shut! Also, to all the other “haters” out there–do not block my view @ Canton when MR. BRETT FAVRE is inducted into the hall of fame. You guys don’t even deserve the chance to buy a ticket. GO, VIKINGS!!! SKOL!!!!

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