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Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 19, 2010 – 6:23 pm

The Vikings are 0-2 and tomorrow is Monday morning. Something tells me there are questions to answer.

If you have a comment or question you’d like included in the Monday Morning Mailbag, send them to me at wobschallm@vikings.nfl.net or place them in the comments section below this entry.

We can’t post every comment/question, but I’ll answer them all.


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193 Responses to “Submit Your Monday Morning Mailbag Questions”

  1. By TERRY Clark Clark on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    WOULD ROLLING BRETT OUT OF THE POCKET AND USING ADRIAN P. AS A RECEIVER WORK BETTER. OTHER RECEIVERS ARE NOT STEPPING UP RIGHT NOW. .

  2. By Bruce on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    I feel VERY strongly that if Javon Walker was here playing in Berrian’s spot that we would be 2-0 right now. What are your thoughts?

  3. By Mike Wobschall on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t think that’s the case.

  4. By TAMMY on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Can we expect Ruce back any time soon?

  5. By TAMMY on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Can we expect Rice back anytime soon?

  6. By matt on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    How about using Joe Webb as a receiver until we (potentially) get Vincent Jackson or Sidney RIce back? He could be the vertical threat Favre needs and it would make sense as a temporary fix. We drafted him as a wide receiver and he is a freakish athlete.

  7. By creature on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Chilli: Football 1-0-1 “Comfort Zone”, and Farve is not there! You need to get someone he has played with or coached him in the past that knows how he thinks in the huddle or on the sideline. He obviously misses Chester, he has mentioned him in almost every post game. Fans say he is selfish. That’s B.S. He is old school, and he needs some one on that team or staff whose respect he covets, some one he will avoid at all costs when he walks back to the side line after a bad play. He needs to fear someone on that side line!!! Anyone who has ever played the game knows that feeling. You fear it more than anything and it drives you. You have a unique opportunity in the NFL. Favre is here for one reason only, He loves the game! He is not a college player looking to get drafted or player looking for a better team or money. He is there soley for one team and one team only. There is not a single coach in the NFL that has that, take advantage of it, and get who you need to in order to put him back in his comfort zone. Getting Steve Marriuchi somewhere on that side line would be an example.

  8. By NsRhea on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    I see Favre throwing the ball where there is open field, but the receivers won’t pull out of their routes. Do you think the recent struggle on offense puts added pressure on the Vikings to pay the steep price for V. Jackson?

  9. By Dustin on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    What’s the update on Cedric and Chris Cooks injuries?

  10. By chris chai on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    I think the coach should be blamed for this loss.early in the game they had a chance for a field goal and went for it on fourth down and did not make it.so early on th egame with no score he should have taken the field goal and it came back to haunt them at the end of the game when all they would have to do is kick a field goal to win the game.

  11. By Kurt Wood on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    You all droped Jackson In one second when lost in arizona playoff game..He, Mr Jackson got us there with winning 6 of last 7 games..Farve throws 5 interceptions in 2 games and a fumble in the endzone..Really lets put the blame where blame is do..Farve cannot scramble..Does not have the arm anymore and Really he needs to be benched..What coach would sit there and let the QB throw 3 interceptions and one fumble by the third quarter..And not bench the QB?

  12. By shannon on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    The offensive play calling seems to be very conservative, is Childress calling all the plays? Another question: Do you think Wilf should fire Childress and hire Frazier, before we let another great coach go to another team?

  13. By jason on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    what are the odds of getting another great receiver like moss in up to help us now not v jack he can’t play for four games so why waste the money on him in order to get a go to receiver that could help berrian and percy.

  14. By tko on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Let the QB call the plays not Chilly. Same play calling as last year, he’s to predictable!!!!

  15. By JULIO on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT IT THAT YOU GUYS ( THE MINESSOTA VIKINGS )BELONGS TO THE WALL OF SHAME . LOSING THE HOME OPENER TO THE DOLFINS I CAN;T FIND WORDS TO DESCRIBE IT.

  16. By Woodboat on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Kurt Wood: EVERY coach in the league would let Farve throw 3 int and fumble the ball and not bench him, especially when his back up is T Jackson. His interceptions, sir, were all thrown in attempts to give his receivers chances to be athletes. Harvin slips and falls and the ball goes skyward…. yeah thats Farves fault. Twice Berrian gets thrown to and doesn’t adjust to the ball AT ALL, just stays on his route and lets the DB get an easy interception. Farve is going to take chances with the ball with the expectation that his teammates are at least going to make the ATTEMPT on the ball. BB isn’t doing it.

  17. By JULIO on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    ARE YOU PROUD OF YOURSELF?

  18. By Woodboat on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Julio, if you could find the words to describe it, you’d most likely mispell them badly. It’s the Dolphins, bro.

  19. By Woodboat on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    The play calling was ok for the most part. If you have a problem with that failed attempt on 4th down in the first, then you have no guts at all. If you have 28 in the backfield and are moving the ball well, heck yeah you go for it and send a message. Did it backfire? Sure it did, but if they’d have broke one and scored a touchdown, you’d have been claiming it was a genius play. Get over it, it was a good call.

  20. By Woodboat on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    If the VIkes go for V Jackson, he has to miss 4 games. With the VIkes early bye, thats 5 weeks away, or 7 weeks into Rice’s expected 8 week recovery and return to the field. Would I like to see Berrian replaced with Jackson, heck yes. I’ve heard it will take 2 2nd rounders to get him though, and I don’t think they’ll pay that price. Quite frankly, I don’t think Jackson is gonna be enough to get us to the big game, judging by the level of disarray the team is in now. The coaching isn’t up to the task, obviously.

  21. By James on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    How does childress prepare this team whats up with the penalties, I think the egghead needs to learn to prepare this team professionally and limit down the penalties and play sound fundamental football. The only positive thing was peterson running like a beast and favre doing a trick fake spike and throwing to berrian. Common chilly if you can’t handle the job just step down and let someone take over this talented team. Tell favre to take a sack or throw the ball away he is going to cost us more games down the road if he keeps forcing things. I wonder why camarillo didn’t get the ball more often. Nice job utilizing ap he is clearly the number one back in the nfl.

  22. By Kurt Wood on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Woodboat Let me see thru the ball deep into a 2 man cover and then right to the dolphin on the one yard lline with no way to comback too catch it..And yes I have more faith in Mr T Jackson..Then I do farve..Just like my frind said to me and he is a big farve fanatic..looked like a rookie was at quarterback today..

  23. By Mike Wobschall on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Just a reminder that Childress doesn’t call the plays; offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is the play-caller. And if the plays were so predictable, then why couldn’t Miami stop Adrian from running for 145 yards? I don’t think the playcalling is the problem. It’s mistakes and miscues, such as turnovers, that killed the Vikings on Monday.

  24. By Kurt Wood on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    One other thing if you are all looking for another reciever just look at the bench are third string QB is fast and good watched him play in college Mr. Webb hmmmm….

  25. By john g on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    chilly always kicks field goals, what happened on the play calling 2day? time to fire childress, give leslie fraiser a chance at head coach.

  26. By james on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    How about getting Javon Walker back, use peterson as a slot receiver at times and using Joe webb as well? what are your thoughts on that? I mean, some of those interceptions weren’t favre’s fault. The receivers need to catch them.
    Maybe bringing in jerry rice to teach these receivers how to catch the ball. When everything is going wrong blame brett, but the receivers need to step up and take that responsibility, it’s called your a professional football player. but using Joe webb, bringing Javon walker in and using peterson as a slot receiver and giving the rookies a shot if the vets don’t do it. dang, look at miles austin

  27. By Kurt Wood on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Well all I know is i am happy with todays game…Last week we only scored 9 points this week we scored 10 this is an improvement..we should be happy we are going forwards not backwards..

  28. By Eric on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    I really do not understand

    1. not getting the field goal in the first half. Those are points on the board. Twice in the end of the game they could have added a field goal to win?

    2. the play calling in the first half. They are running the ball down their throat and then they go empty back field – then 4 and out?

    3. I may see cutting Javon Walker, but letting Chester Taylor go last year? And trading Renaud this year…. that one has done nothing but come back and haunt the team since?

  29. By james on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    How about giving Freddie Brown and Logan Payne the practice squad WR a shot, sit the vets that are dropping the ball, have you seen the tape? the ball is on the numbers, they are not catching them. Sure, Brett will throw a pick or so, that is expected, Tom Brady does it too, but give the guys a shot like the Colts did to Austin Collie and Garcon in Indy. I am a former soldier, if i shot the wrong way, my sgt would beat my butt, stop blaming brett for this and that, and peterson. Use Joe Webb, use the WR on practice squad, Greg lewis, Tahi as Chester Taylor as an out or a short drop, common man. Please mention this. when Wide receivers think they are going to lose some of their time, they will catch the ball.

  30. By martin on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    i am sure at the end of last season management reviewed the team they had and had an idea how to reach the final steps.. it looks like their strategy was incorrect…bad roster decisions and no significant upgrades…the way the offense is set up this team will struggle in every game to score points… on most kick offs the opposition will start on their 30 …we have no return game at all…wr have real trouble getting open or seperation ..looks like our new home turf is terrible for footing…add bad game calling and incompetence by childress …hope i am wrong but all signs point to a disater of a season …

  31. By Woodboat on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Ok, Kurt. Both of his throws to Berrian that were picked were into coverage… did Berrian even TRY to make a play on the ball? No, he did not. Rice or any other quality number one would have at least made the attempt. Now your boy Jackson probably wouldn’t have thrown those particular interceptions. He is so inaccurate the DBs wouldn’t have had a chance to make the play. How much running room did AP have when Jackson was the QB? As I recall, AP faced 8 and 9 man fronts regularly with Jackson at the helm. No one in the league, and I mean NO ONE thinks Jackson is a number 1.

    Yeah, and lets take a QB that has never played WR in the NFL and start him… good plan. I’m sure that his natural athleticism will make up for the years that he is behind every other WR on the team.

  32. By Rye_2832 on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    I think Favre is pretty picky on who he chooses to throw to, which can be expected cause i saw the same thing when i played high school football, i think there is some thing wrong with the playcalling, i dont who’s callin the plays but we spent big money for Berrian and the only thing he does is act like a DECOY!!! So my question is why cant minnesota find more ways or plays to get him the ball??? Would you buy a brand new big screen tv and just not use it? NO!

  33. By Woodboat on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Wow, I thought Farve threw to Berrian TOO often. He doesn’t go for the ball, and has lead hands fairly often. Camarillo should get more chances, I think. He may not get many yards after the catch, but at least he catches the ball.

  34. By martin on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    it is not easy to win championships in any league but when that rare chance comes along you have to go all out for that.. sometimes you have to give up a bit of your future for the now ..baseball teams do that , nhl teams and nba teams also…management of the vikings did not pull out all stops as needed but made decisions that are for a team that is still a couple of years away…

  35. By Woodboat on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Mike, games are never miscalled if you listen to coaches. The team just failed to execute the plays as designed. They made individual errors that caused the play to fail.

  36. By Thad on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Do you think benching berrian and putting camrillio in his place would help the vikings out. I mean berrian has dropped 2 punts while calling fair catches. The guy is an idiot and needs to go back to highschool to learn the basics of catching a ball. Atleast Camrillo has a better shot at helping the vikings than berrian does.

  37. By Betsy on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Please put Rosenthal in as quarterback after 2 periods if Brett Favre is not doing well – remember the pre-season games and how good Rosenthal was and he is the best quarterback this season for the Vikings – Brett is a great quarterback in the past years, but it seems his timing is just not there anymore. Just think if they had let Ryan Longwell go for the 2 field goals, instead of those 4th down tries — and Ryan had made those 3 points each time — the Vikings would of won 16 to 14.

  38. By Woodboat on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Martin, I’m not sure what moves the Vikes should have made to improve this team beyond what they did. They let Sapp, Reynaud, and Rosenfels go knowing that they didn’t need them. Cook is better than Sapp, but he got injured after the trade. Reynaud is a decent return man, but which of the punts today could he have returned? Lets see… none. Rosenfels? No need to discuss that move.

    Taylor is a bit of a blow, but I don’t think he would be that much better than Gerhart WILL be, and AP can pick up the slack caused by his abscence.

    I could see going for a decent safety and some OL help. Other than that, I don’t see what else they could have done? Any realistic suggestions?

  39. By moorevikes on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    hey mike so when we decide to go for it instead kick a field goal in the first quarter that’s bevell and not chilly? yeh, right.

  40. By Rye_2832 on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Rosenfels completely beat T Jack for #2 hands down!!!!! Childress had nothing to do with Rosenfels coming over, that was all Speilman. Childress just couldn’t admit that Rosenfels beat out his little project child!!! Wow, wish i had that guys job security!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. By Trulee Pist in GB on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks, Vikes fans! It is not enough that GB wins easily. The Vikes must lose badly and send the commenters here into a panic for it to be a good Sunday.

  42. By WTF on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    @Woodboat – people have been screaming for 1 extra WR all summer, before Rice got injured. Seems like nobody trusted Berrian could be the guy, and he is proving them right. Right now though I’d go to the practice squad to solve the problem before trading for a new problem (V.Jackson). I really thought Logan Payne looked good enough to make the team, and would have been able to catch those throws that Berrian was dropping.

  43. By Rye_2832 on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    i dont agree that minnesota lost “BADLY”! but it was a game that we should have won!

  44. By jerry on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    It’s time! Time to pull the plug on the “Farve Experiment!” He manipulated his way into telling management and coaches his “rules” and his “terms” of his return. And now this this is where we are at. We all love a winner, Farve is a winner, history shows it. But enough is enough. If he can’t build up the nerve to say it’s time to call it quits, it’s time management does. This team deserves more. More then the hope of the past that Farve is selling every Viking fan. How long will this last? There are only 14 more games left in the season, and we find ourselves 2 games down. If the Packers only go 11 – 5 for the season, for us to take the division we would need to go 12 – 4. That means with 14 games left we need to go 12 – 2 the rest of the year. Not going to happen with what we are doing now. Someone needs to tighten their belt and say enough is enough!!!

  45. By Woodboat on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    WTF, I obviously agree that Berrian isn’t a number 1 receiver, but I think they figured Rice would be ready by the season opener. I don’t know who they looked at during the off season, but they must have thought Berrian was at least as good as any FA. I disagree, but I don’t get paid by the Vikes. They traded for an experienced Logan Payne in Camarillo… now they just need to start him.
    Rosenfels may have beaten out Jackson, I dunno. If he did, it wasn’t by much.

  46. By BK on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    One last thing; GO VIKES!!

  47. By Woodboat on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    HEY EVERYONE, LETS PANIC!!!!

    You guys REALLY want Jackson back in there? Or do you want to throw out 75% of the playbook and run with Webb? You guys honestly think that either of them will make better decisions than Favre, or that they are as accurate? Really?

  48. By rocksalt on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Mike-
    Adrian ran for 145 yards mostly on his own…….I doubt that much of his runs were scripted beyond him getting to the line of scrimmage. Why didn’t we use Camarillo? Why don’t we move Jared Allen around? He was shut down today and for most of the game was man on man…
    Rocksalt

  49. By Bleeding Purple for life on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    From what I’ve seen everyone s trying to blame favre. How can you blame him, when he has no recievers and the ones he doesdont try. percy was the only one trying and he was really hurting. Thats the problem when you dont have enough recivers he has to play cause theres no one else. Brrian drops everything he sees. Why do we still have greg lewis? Why was jevon cut, atleast favre knew the guy and how he plays? Why didn’t we go after hush, he atleast could have been a threat and has better hands then anyone we have? Why doesn’t camarillo get played atleast he can catch? I no V jack might not be the answer but atleast he gives us a Reciever who can do the job. Why haven’t we signed him? since when was 4 recievers enough? and since when was 3 healthy cbs enough?

  50. By Bruce on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Berrian is a BUST and takes his eyes off the ball because he is afraid of being hit. BENCH HIM!

  51. By rob on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    The vikings should have kept Sage and told Brett tp retire. We would have been 2-0 insstead of 0-2. The Vikings need to rethink of our QB position. Release Favre and hopefully T-jack will work out. Favre needs to retire forever. He sucks has always sucked and will suck forever

  52. By rob on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Favre sucks as usual. He does have the most interceptions in NFL history.

  53. By rob on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    RETIRE FAVRE YOU SUCK

  54. By Scott Shahan on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Chilly put Joe Webb into the offense. He’s the fastest guy on the field, he’s a playmaker like Percy… Don’t just keep him on the Bench!!! He could be rookie of the year….! It’s important that this team scores first!! kick the field goal next time! The Defense is playing GREAT….!

  55. By Rogerthevikefan on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    If this keeps up we will be trying to decide between Jake Locker and Andrew Luck for qb and for coach Bill Cowher or Lez. Frazier. Who would you want as our next HC?

  56. By Lito on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Dear Vikings offensive unit: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE,
    PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE …….and to Bret and the receiving corp: put an extra hour more than the rest of the team. Get your act together.

  57. By fmfan on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Why did we only throw the ball in the last series of both games?

  58. By David on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I strongly recommend picking up a new receiver like Vincent Jackson. He’s really good and will help the team up especially when Sidney Rice comes back. It’ll be a good combo. Hurry and pick up Vincent Jackson asap. He won’t be a fail. Does anyone else agree?

  59. By Mitch on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    What do Brett Favre, Bernard Berrian, and Brad Childress have in common? They are all in need of retirement!

  60. By fmfan on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Favre went 4-8 in the 4th against N.O. and 3-8 in the last series against the fins so why only throw the ball at the end of games? Why not give Webb a chance at WR after all that is what we drafted him at? T-Jack played better in the first 2 games of 2008 then Favre has played in the first 2 games of 2010 so should Favre get benched like T-Jack did?

  61. By Happy on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    This is hardly all Favre’e fault. An old Favre is still better than any alternative we have at this point. The offense will hopefully get it together before it is too late. The main problems I see are McKinnie (still) and Berrian. Someone on another board said that Berrian retired and forgot to tell the team. I think that is pretty accurate. I don’t know much about Vincent Jackson, but come on, we have to TRY something.

  62. By TexasViking on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Childress needs to be fired or told to stay in the locker room during the game. He is a pathetic excuse of a coach. He has never had control of this team and he never will. He is the real reason we are 0-2 right now. Ziggy better do something quick before this turns out to be one of the worse seasons for the Vikings and their fans…..

  63. By morgan on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Anything in the works to bring Randy Moss back? The internet has exploded with this thought and it just makes good sense. Vikings fans want this to happen, period. WE NEED RANDY MOSS, NOT JACKSON…..

  64. By Desmond on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    We need a new coach. If we don’t get jackson fire the whole staff. Dumb chilly got rid the only punt returner we had. When Farve leaves take the coach wit him

  65. By Wally on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Explain to me again why 3 Viking players went to Mississippi to convince Brett to come back and play another year if the team isn’t interested in playing football anyways.

    2 weeks of PATHETIC play by will assure the Vikings and there fans of one thing. A LONG SEASON.

  66. By Pat the Viking on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    WE WILL overcome these LOSSES – Still a long season and we will be in there !

  67. By Mike in Iowa on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Now maybe all you Farve lovers will understand why the Packers dumped him. He’s over the hill, plays for his own records and doesn’t know how to spell the word TEAM>

  68. By Pattyman on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Seems to me Brett is not playing the game he loves FOOTBALL if his chin gets any lower he’s gonna start sacking himself. We do have other hands on the team besides Rice and Harvin, lets use em. Visante can’t do it alone. i know there is still alot of season left so let’s have some FUN !!!!! Still proud of the PURPLE !! GO VIKES!

  69. By Frank Janiak on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    When are they gonna go get a threat at wide receiver,its evident we have none and Rice kinda costed the vikings a season by doing things how he did,i wouldnt even resign him to be honest

  70. By Bigfan1 on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Mike, WHY are they wasting Webb and not trying to play this superb athlete in a WR position, he’s tall and fast. I know they want him as a QB but can they switch positions until they get a WR?

  71. By Bigfan1 on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t think Brett is the same as last year, haven’t seen him smile and joke yet.

  72. By rino on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    WOW, vikings go 0-2 everybody blaming someone. You guys are fans support your team regardless of what their record is. I have been a viking since i saw them play when I was 8yrs old.I have seen great moments and heartbreaking ones but i’m still here.Patience Vikes Fans I know it hard sometimes but we still have 14 games left. We will rise again I believe we are still the team to beat in the NFC. once the offense clicks we will dominate. GO VIKES

  73. By Pat the Viking on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    “mistakes and miscues, such as turnovers, that killed the Vikings” – And the causes are Coaching, Practice and Training.

  74. By DFish on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    We all hear that there is still work to be done in order to improve the Vikings offense. However, nobody has really mentioned what is being done. Can you fill in the blanks for us Mike? Thanks for all the hard work you do! Any chance the Vikings game day chat will be back this year?

  75. By JOE D on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    if and hopefully when the vikings sign vincent jackson if the are s afraid of hid dui’d or drinking why don’t they send him to a program to help him why not they took on jared allen and he had th same isses

  76. By Brian on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    If the Vikings hope to make the “Big Show” this year, it is time to get Favre the receiver he needs. B.B. has not been a viable reciever in recent memory, spend the cash and get V. Jackson and let’s go to the “Show”.

  77. By Brian on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    There is also something to be said about “attending training camp” and getting to work with your receivers…Yes, Brett, maybe it is time….not for T. Jackson but J. Webb. Let’s at least bring back the excitment.

  78. By vikingsfan4life on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    wow look bottom line here we are so easy to blame favre for this even I did but it is all wrong for us to do that,if favre knew he would not have any WR’s to throw the ball to he would have stayed home and retired and thats a fact !!!!!the blame has to go on the vikings coach and staff and how they handled things with walker get him then cut him and how they did not try to get anymore WR’s for him knowing rice would be gone for half the season !!! so let’s blame the right people here and not favre..bottom line we need more WR’s coach chilly, so get you head out of your butt and get some more WR’s !!!!! or we go 1-15 at best this season..and thats a fact jack !!!! it’s all on the coach and staff not the QB !!!!

  79. By fishfry37 on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    We need someone Favre can trust to catch the ball right now and except for Shiancoe…we ain’t got none!!! Rice is out, Harvin is hurting and Berrian is plain no good! Why not start the two Gregs? Lewis came out of nowhere for a catch that was replayed a million times last year, and is obviously back to nowhere except for a few touches here and there. Between he and Camarillo, at least they can catch the ball. Can’t be worse than what we are looking at now and Favre needs someone he can trust.

  80. By Rich on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I am a NY Giants Football fan (yeah…we got stomped last night) but my 11 year
    old loves Favre. I watched the game and well…he seems extremely frustrated
    and looks as though he feels HE needs to win these games which is not good.
    Minnesota must bring in Vincent Jackson and give Favre a deep threat and the
    defense someone else to worry about even if he’s a decoy for a game or two.

    The offense yesterday seemed way too predictable and if Favre’s ankle is okay
    he seems to be much better rolling out. They really should consider using AP
    more out of the backfield as a receiver and dare I say insert Jackson every
    so often to give the threat of a QB who would run. Favre had several open lanes

  81. By mike on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    i believe the vikings problems started when we didn’t resign chester taylor.and had a chance to get brandon marshall and didnt go after him.the icing on the cake was trading our first round draft pick to detroit lions,whick,we should have drafted rb travis best to be our third down back.our offensive line need up grading our offense should have been our #1priority that and protecting bret favre.then when rice return 100% healthy were better and deeper at the position.we know what bret can do with talent,but no one can move the ball consistantly without protection and a balance attack.all defenses are gear to stop you .bret has no #1receiver on the field,no third down back.toby gerhart is a good backup for peterson thats it not third down back.can be used as short yardest back.we would still have benny sapp he was a good player for us ,while we atttempted to get to the division title and super bowl.now were a team waiting for player to heal.this does not guarantee,atomatic success,these players have not played football for a while.our defense was pretty good we had free agents and the draft to fix the problem,so you can’t blame bret favre .we had recever javon walker,and so other talented receivers who look good in pre season and waived them so who do you blame for droping the ball this time it cant be the players they all want to win.do we still want to win the super bowl. can someone makeup their mind.you dont trade your #1 draft pick in your own division ever that like trading randy moss,that something you never do….

  82. By Lary1r on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings had excellent success last year and that was based upon Brett having fun playing the game. I haven’t seen him having fun this year and that is the reason for the 0-2 start. The team and coaches need to make this year fun for Brett or they will not get to the level needed to make a run for the SB….

  83. By Jake on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    there wont be good times without bad. the season is here and these are the “tools” we have. these are the times that will test true fans. Focus on the fundamentals, and playing mistake free and the rest will fall into place.Making changes now will not help this season it will only make things worse.We are undefeated in our division. NFC north, NFC, Superbowl in that order. Keep the faith. GO VIKES!!

  84. By Eric B. on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    You have 4 + minutes left to the half. And 80 yards to go. You march down the field up against the clock. Hurrying and rushing. YOU HAVE 3 TIME OUTS LEFT!! And you don’t use not one of them. WHY !!!!!!!!! Instead you take them to the locker room with you. Poor coaching. PERIOD !!

  85. By wv #1viking fan on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I THINK SOME ONE IN THE FRONT OFFICE IS MAKING BAD TRADES,CUTS THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!! WE HAD ONE OF THE BEST PUNT RETURNER&,KICK OFF TOO IN RENAUD AND LET THE GAINTS HAVE HIM & THE BET BACK UP WE HAD TOO STUPID TRADES . NOW WE GET NOTHING ON THE RETURNS AND SO FAR ABOUT 4 DROPS .ALSO HE THERE STARTER FOR THEM,SHOOT YOUR SELF IN THE FOOT

  86. By JennVA4vikings on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    People, our team does not have enough depth. Who’s fault is that? Childress. Plain and simple. Adrian, you are a shining star, thank you. #69, typically, you are amazing, yesterday, you were FLAT.

    Let’s pick our game up about 10 notches and beat the Lions.

    Go Vikings!

  87. By GOLDVIKE on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    FEED THE BALL TO ALLDAY ALLDAY!!!!

  88. By Sand4Vikings on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Way to Go Defense for holding the score . KICK THE BALL. two field goals should of won. field goal one. defense holds them Favre gest it in field goal range again. Come on we should of WON…………….. 3 points are a good thing
    KICK THE BALL no shame in it.

  89. By vikingrob22 on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Mike – we disagree on Brown[now a jet] backing Mckinnie now here goes— forget SD Jackson wr cut Berrian sign Walker and bring up Payne…Cut Tahi and bring up Dimperio and activate/start rg DeGeare… TE miss Mills but Dugans doing OK…Give away your better players and falter…

  90. By vikingrob22 on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Kick/punt return faltering [Renaudt] gone ,Harvin gimpy –Use Gerhart/Young/Peterson on punts and Camarillo on kickoffs…

  91. By john on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    mike why didnt we run a.p 4th and 1 to hutch and mount mckinnie side and 2nd question if your going to have a fullback blocking for a.p why dont they put jimmy kliensasser back there again tahi is terrible

  92. By King Olefson on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Mike –

    The last time the Vikings started 0-2, was 2008 with two losses, a road loss to the division rival Green Bay Packers and to a very good Indianapolis Colts team. The starting QB for those two games threw for 1 TD and 1 INT in those two games and even gave us a two TD lead against the Colts. After the second loss, our QB was benched. With a similar situation this year, except our QB throwing an additional 3 INT’s, will our starting QB be benched? If not, how much does race play a factor in the decision making of our coach and management?

    King

  93. By Travis on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    When will be stop waiting around in training camp and get focused on the season, or maybe sign some secondary players. that is where we have been hurting for YEARS. Childress need to open the offense up some instead of being so conservative and run up the middle every down is not the way score points. D- line needs to fire off the ball, Jared Allen got married and got soft, your supposed to be apro bowl player, i think you have been in the back field twice this season. WAKE YOUR PAID VERY WELL TO PLAY BALL, SO PLAY.

  94. By brett favre fan on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I wonder what the management was thinking when they have a quarterback like Brett Favre and his teammates go down and talk him out of retirement AND they don’t have a decent or complete receiving group and they TRADED or just let Chester taylor (who protected him last year — go to the BEARS!!!!!!) Would someone pleaase WAKE UP in the OFFICE and get him some help!!!! Brett is a stand-up guy and does not blame his teammates or speak badly about them. Usually he takes the blame and covers for the team, his co-players and YES, EVEN the management. Minnesota has one shot to go to and win the Superbowl — the TIME is NOW!!!!
    Please get Brett help. Some one should have spoken to and TOLD MR> RICE to have had his surgery in the off season like Brett did TWICE so that he could PLAY FOOTBALL for the VIKINGS!!!!

  95. By Rick on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    How about trading for Moss he is looking to get out of New England? We need a freaking receiver for god sake!

  96. By john on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    mike here is a question why doesnt mr. favre get to call his own plays all the great q.b were able to he knows how to run this west coast offense better than who is calling the plays

  97. By tony on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I dont understand he play calling on the drive where we were stopped at the 1. Why run it 4 times in a row, everyone knows your going to do that. Last year I remember a play that worked when they were goal line. It was a fake ho to AP and throw to tahi for a td. Why not something like that?

  98. By Jake on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    why havent the vikings got a new wide reciever like vincent jackson or something when everyone knows we need one?

  99. By Jake on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    why hasnt anyone taught bernard berrian how to catch a football??? were paying him all this money and i can play better than him!!!! yeah hes fast but so was troy williamson……

  100. By Jeremy S. on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Do you think we might be able to mix J-Webb in the game at some point. I liked watching him in preseason, and would like to see him get some play time. Maybe even some wildcat offense?

  101. By rodd on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    DUMP childress, bevell, jackson, lewis and all the PHILLY rejects “chilly” has surrounded himself with. Give the reigns to frazier and draft a QB next year. we can pick up a vet QB to help webb and the new kid.
    Personel decisions fall on chilly and he’s a MORON. trading reynaud?????? and putting berrian back there has to rank up there with the walker trade with dallas. maybe not, but how doyou leave us with 4 wr’s when one has health issues, one is overpaid, overrated(?) & unmotivated and the others unproven ? his other blockbuster trade sent our proven nickleback to miami for another slot receiver. how many 6 ft. WR’s do we need?

  102. By MIke W on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    When will we see some changes in the WR line up. We didnt bring Favre back for a 8-8 season. WRs like Jackson or use Webb

  103. By MIke W on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    When will we be seeing some changes in the WR rotation like using Webb or getting a Big Play guy, cuz we didnt bring favre back for a 8-8 season

  104. By viking 74 on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    yes we need some changes but there is still 14 games to go!!!!!!! a little more support for our team instead of finger pointing would be a good thing!!! we’ve been dealt a different hand to play with this year and we will turn it around!!!!! GO VIKINGS!!!

  105. By vikings012 on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    If the vikings were to sign Jackson would he be able to practice with the team right away or would he have to wait until his suspension is up?

  106. By James on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I think berrian is a good wideout but he will not beat a lot of double teams favre threw it off so I can’t blame berrian. I know harvin could of got that touchdown if he didn’t bobble it. Shank dropped couple favre is not in rhythm I guess this team paid dearly for not having favre in training camp. Chilly needs to go I don’t see leadership in his eyes or his abilities so far at this point. I hope we get a drill sergeant coach next one that will scream from the top of his lungs when the teams commit stupid penalties.

  107. By rodd on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    is there anyone else who, like i believe, that “t-jack & Berrian” have video evidence of “chilly” in a compromising situation? for that matter “chilly” must have something on “Ziggy”. how could any one of them still be employed by the vikes?

  108. By rodd on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    hey james, we had one …..can you say Les Steckel. do you remember mike tomlin, the head coach with a superbowl ring for the steelers? he was our def. co-ord. before frazier. leslie frazier will be the next ex-vikings coach to lead HIS team to a superbowl win. but it won’t be with minnesota!

  109. By rodd on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Mike,
    You seem to be quite informed and a true believer iin coach Childress and his coaching abilities. Would you agree that personel decisions are made by the head coach? Why would you package your only scat-back/kick return guy (Renyaud) in a trade when the giants really only needed Rosenfelds, and leave your #1 (?????) WR back to return punts?
    Ouestion #2 : Do you think we should, like the raiders did with J. Russel, & drop dead weight from the roster and rid ourselves of the overpaid/under preforming B. Berrian?

  110. By Kevin Kuluvar on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Play action! Why aren’t we using it.

  111. By Tom Mahoney on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    WHEN IS CHILLY GOING TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS POOR COACHING HOW DO YOU NOT KICK A FIELD GOAL ON THE OPENING DRIVE WHAT A MORON. GAME CHANGING CHOICE

  112. By James on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    We need a mike singleterry like coach I bet the players would be scared and fix there mistakes after a few barks.

  113. By rodd on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    is there any chance that offensive genius bevell may call a screen pass this year?

  114. By Tom on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Why is Childress still on the payroll? Inept, unqualified buffoon. Please can we fire this moron and elevate Leslie Frazier to his rightful place as Head Coach. Keep Bevell on for the short term and then dump him next year for someone with enough saavy to make adjustments and to get the most from the personnel. Our defense has been stellar under Frazier and without Favre Klink cannot say the same about his side of the ballgame. The man is an idiot and somewhere a village is wondering where he is.

  115. By Patrick on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I have a great idea I’ve been told for a strategy the Vikes coaches should hear. We think this is the secret weapon that No one has ever done and I believe it will revolutionalize The NFL play strategies forever. This idea I think if worked in right will also help develope the vikes for seasons to come. I need to get this idea to the coaching staff and preferable straight to the H.C. It’s probably a million dollar deal and I don’t want it to get leaked out. HOW DO I CONTACT Mr.Childress asap Please respond this is urgent and could save the Vikes.

    Sincerely,
    Pat T

  116. By Just A Thought on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I am a huge Brett Favre fan and have admired his game for many years. I am also a huge Vikings fan and do not want to see this season wasted. With that being said I do have a suggestion. We need a strong starting quarterback. Michael Vick needs a team to start for. While Philadelphia stepped up to the plate for Vick, they have never planned on using him for anything other than a trade. I have a feeling his value will go up greatly if he continues to have to save the day for Kolb all year while they list Kolb as the starter. Vick has paid his debt to society and is ready to be a leader once again.

  117. By ken on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    during the press conferences could you have a microphone for the media, you can’t hear the questions thanks also how about joe webb in the wide in some situations.

  118. By aceviking on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    the vikings just need a receiver they can trust… and the line needs to block. ap didnt get 145 cuz of blocking… he is just a great runner. Mike, do you know what the vikes are going to do about this awful receiver situation. there is still hope, but we need some help!

  119. By dave on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    What’s the possibility of Vincen Jackson becoming a Viking? His suspension is only for the first 4 games of the season because the league office already ruled that if he is traded by this Wednesday the league will waver the Chargers 3 addictional games of suspension they gave him. Sure he will cost 2 2nd round draft picks, but you’ll get one of the top 5 receivers in the league and he’s still young. Viking would only have to wait 2 more games before he could play, just enough time to learn the system.

  120. By Courtney Porter on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I Just have one thing to say….. This is the old favre take him out before he shames the vikings anymore! Let T-Jackson play! He is our best shot right now especially when we do not have big threat receivers ! Give T-Jack his shot ! I’d rather see him play against the lions on sunday I believe we have a better chance to win at least T-jack can RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN!

  121. By jeff bleess on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Webb proved he can run like Vick and catch the football. Why not get him on the filed as a wide receiver ? He could be a faster version of Rice.

  122. By Blake on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Childress thinks that his O-line is playing great. WTF. I think favre needs to get sacked 25 times in order for childress to think they are playing bad

  123. By Kim B on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    PLAY WEBB AS A RECIEVER!!! HE LOOKS LIKE AN AWESOME ATHELTE!! DUH CHILLY

  124. By Joey on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Why did the vikings release javon walker? Will they bring him back? He scored two great touchdowns in two games, it doesn’t make sense that they didn’t keep him given the problems at receiver. Any thoughts?

  125. By London1 on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Kim B. please submit your resume to Ziggy for head coach, Iam not sure who said it but a coach must put the most talented players on the field, and yes Kim that includes Webb, playing QB gives him a greater ability to be a great WR, he has the potential of doing what Moss and Rice did, however he is much more physical..Childress Trade yourself, BB and your stupid draft picks to the Chargers. Frazier is the man. No team in history has let go more coaches go who have won superbowls..

  126. By ParisLondonxxx on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Kim B. please submit your resume to Ziggy for head coach, Iam not sure who said it but a coach must put the most talented players on the field, and yes Kim that includes Webb, playing QB gives him a greater ability to be a great WR, he has the potential of doing what Moss and Rice did, however he is much more physical..Childress Trade yourself, BB and your stupid draft picks to the Chargers. Frazier is the man. No team in history has let go more coaches go who have won superbowls..

  127. By bc on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    farve is not the problem

  128. By Nicholas Perron on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Someone tell Jared Allen that the regular season has started. Get your head in the game and your newlywedd head out of your ass. Bed bath and beyond time is over. As for the offense people, what did you think was going to happen? Favre not at camp, Harvin never participated in camp, Camarillo is new to the offense and not at camp. The timing of the passing game is totally off and it should be no surprise by the comments I just gave. It was masked last year because of the easy schedule. The only reason why we started like we did is because of Adrian Peterson. Peterson, YOU ARE THE MAN, this guy gives his all every single week day in day out you can totally see the effort and the will to be the best. I think everyone else needs to look in the mirror and take a page out of AP’s book and start gut checking themselves. Final comment, as a hole I just don’t see the I’m ready to go to battle with my teammate attitude, something is missing. oh yeah and were getting OUT COACHED.

  129. By CJ on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    After the disappointing loss to New Orleans and Miami this past Sunday, why don’t we just admit that the Vikings suck as a football team and have no business contending for the NFC North or any other trophy for that matter.

  130. By MICHAEL on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    who! . now Farve is the QB, if it was T.Jackson then who would it be then

  131. By rocksalt on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    right on nicholas-
    Where the H%ll was Jared Allen? He was manhandled by Justin Long all day! Our D backs never even look at QB….Aside from the one sack, opposing QB never even get rushed, let alone hit……..our receivers get nailed as soon as they catch the ball, except BB, who is Troy Williamson all over again……
    WHAT A PATHETIC EFFORT……AT HOME!!!!!!!

  132. By rich on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    why is it we dont press the wide recievers more off the line esspecialy in short yardage downs ?

  133. By Nicholas Perron on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    there not quck enough to recover, plus it depends if you blitzing or not, and our blitz is’nt very good

  134. By nate on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    just like all the other vikes fans were mad and want our sidney rice back ASAP!!.. but will the vikings make a move on v.jackson already because i would love to have him with percy and rice. and recievers besides shaincoe and peterson STEP UP PLZZZ….(i beg)

  135. By Lparis on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Ha Childres, are you watching the San Fran game against the really not very good Saints. Saints are over rated, You were simply out coached against the saints…Nothing new, Ziggy Childres shaould have been fired last year, against the Saints 12 men in the huddle after a time out. The team does not respect Childress, They dont respect his decesion to keep Tjoke over Sage, trading Taylor…Viking fans Ziggy wants the Vikings to lose so he can move them to LA, get it got it and do something about it..

  136. By Nicholas Perron on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I would’nt hold my breath on Vincent Jackson. they would have to give up a second round pick, sign him to one year for five six million and then have to resign him again to a long term contract. Well, what does Sidney rice want? A long term contract. I don’t beleive they will resign both to longterm deals so one has to go. plus berrian is making six. Harvin will want his in a couple of years. I don’t think this thing goes down

  137. By Lparisxcfchildresslover on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Ha Childres, are you watching the San Fran game against the really not very good Saints. Saints are over rated, You were simply out coached against the saints…Nothing new, Ziggy Childres shaould have been fired last year, against the Saints 12 men in the huddle after a time out. The team does not respect Childress, They dont respect his decesion to keep Tjoke over Sage, trading Taylor…Viking fans Ziggy wants the Vikings to lose so he can move them to LA, get it got it and do something about it.. f u blog, stop preventing my posts

  138. By James on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Heres a brillaint idea that i don’t know why the vikings havent thought of doing. Put Jow Webb in the game once each half and let him work his maic. We saw what he could do to torch defences. Since Favre skipped all preseaon and needs half the season to get up to speed, we need someone to score some points

  139. By Nicholas Perron on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Cant hurt the feelings of T jack james, what kind of a message would that send to him. Favre would’nt appreciate either. Now personally I would’nt care but I have a feeling T jack is ahhhh what you call a fragile soul. Ok pu–sy.

  140. By kurtwood on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I dont know what game you watched last year..but was your awesome farve that got called for to much time in the huddle…like delay of game…

  141. By kurtwood on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I dont know what game you all watched on sunday but I saw farve throw 3 interceptions and fumble in the endzone because he cannot scramble because to old..and dont even jump on our defense only gave up 7 points sunday and is one of the best defenses in the NFL.. I have been a viking fan for 35 years and have never ever seen a quartback thats been playing over 10 years play like a rookie till sunday…oops farve has been around 21 years and still looked like a rookie…PS leave our defense out of this and quit crying and making up excusses for the Quarterback that needs a wheelchair to get out of the pocket..

  142. By Nicholas Perron on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Please we had a t end and a tackle get blown by on that play without even touching the guy, that play is not on favre.

  143. By kurtwood on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    So you telling me Mr Jackson or Mr Webb would not of scrambled and felt the pressure and if I remember right the tight end blocked him behind farve and got him from behind not the side not the front the back…as the arm was going up..

  144. By Nicholas Perron on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    dude get off webb and jack, they are not the awnser and if you think they are your even dumber than you sound… please

  145. By Nicholas Perron on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    webb maybe in three years

  146. By kurtwood on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Yea I know farve is so awesome 5 interceptions and 1 fumble in 2 games…anything would be better then a old washed up quarterback that cannot scramble or throw the ball anymore..I even think his eyesight is going with that one throw that was right to the dolphin on the 1 yard line..

  147. By kurtwood on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I have been a vikings fan for 35 years and even have tatto on arm of thor but keeping farve is about as bad as that hershall walker…trade to dallas

  148. By Nicholas Perron on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    its called a back shoulder pass that was sniffed out by the defender, admitt it we have a better shot at winning with favre than with jackson, i dont even want to here about webb he is not even close to sniffing the field. We just have to get to work, were not as good as we thought. plain and simple

  149. By Nicholas Perron on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    so cause you have a tattoo of thor means you know everything about the vikes.

  150. By kurtwood on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    ok if remember 2 years ago did Mr Jackson come in and we won last 6 of 7 games and went to arizona so what lost in arizona Jackson was a rookie but he got us into playoffs..

  151. By Nicholas Perron on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    we lost to the eagles, and he did’nt get us there are d and running game did

  152. By kurtwood on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    No butt been watching football a long time and farve played like a rookie..

  153. By Nicholas Perron on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    and we were at home in the dome

  154. By kurtwood on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I am not sure about just d and running game you need a leader which is the quarterback atleast I thought so…

  155. By Nicholas Perron on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    We have to get to work plain and simple, we are who we are, we have a lot of talent nothing is over. It’s favre’s last year and you’ll be sorry next. Bank on it.

  156. By Nicholas Perron on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Jackson IS NOT a leader, far from, sorry to dissapoint you man, but these are only MY opinions.

  157. By kurtwood on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    well not over yet but making me mad some of these blogs when attacking are defense…are defense is one of the best in the NFL leave the defense out of this only gave up 7 points sunday nearly perfect..

  158. By Nicholas Perron on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    You just expect more out of your million dollar guys. They have played well and there even going to get better with cook and griffin on the way. Sometimes it just feels like our line is a little overrated. It would have been nice to see allen all over the QB.

  159. By Nicholas Perron on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Overall the d has played really well

  160. By Andy Hoffmann on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I can uderstand going for it on 4th down late in the game when your behind but dont you think a (coach) should put points on the board early in the game with a field goal when your well in Longwells range? Than late in the game you can just send Longwell out there to win the game for us rather than having to go for a touchdown to win. TAKE ALL AVAILABLE POINTS AT ALL AVAILABE CHANCES REGARDLESS IF THE FANS BOO OR NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The fans will not boo when you win the game. Think with your head not with you heart. Thanks for hearing me out I’m not a bandwagon jumper I have always been a die hard Vikings fan and I always will be regardless if we win or lose. Sorry about the spelling I’m not an english teacher I’m a football fan.

  161. By Nicholas Perron on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    In my opinion it’s to early in the game for THAT PLAY to decide the game. There’s way to much football to be played from that point to the fourth and one. Now on the other hand yes you CAN look back on that play and question it. But it’s pick your poison, to many woulda coulda shoulda’s, if Peterson converts on the fourth and one, we are not here blogging or chatting right now.

  162. By Kingfish414 on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I STRONGLY agree that we NEED to use Webb as a WR. He should know the play book and the routes. As long as Favre is playing there is no way that Webb is going to have any QB action, he has proven his potential for big game changing plays and Favre needs a WR who can be a deep threat that can go up for the ball. I am going to be very disappointed if we blow more money on a potential problem play maker instead of using the extreme talent that is hungry for play time and that is more of an immeadiate fix than getting someone from the outside. We already had a pot head with an ego and we saw how well that served us. They only love to play as long as they get all the good attention, not to mention they are always paranoid that every doesn’t respect them enough Randy Moss you friggin cry baby.

  163. By Nicholas Perron on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Webb will not have the timing with favre, you mine as well call back javon walker, wich im not sure y they have’nt yet. I think there waiting to see what happens with jackson

  164. By Terrance M. Hill on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Besides Vincent Jackson what other receiver could we bring in to help us? I respect Berrian, but feels he lacks an explosive approach to the game. Favre needs some help.

  165. By Evan K on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I think using webb would be an excellent Idea!! as a wide out!

  166. By Evan K on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    How can we make this aware to chilli. lol

  167. By steve telemon on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Why not use Webb in the wildcat occasionally? It would be be something new on offense, give Favre a rest for a play or two, Webb could maybe throw the ball, etc.??

  168. By Brent Fields on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR CHILDRESS AND WILF. TRADE FOR VINCENT JACKSON OR RANDY MOSS OR AT LEAST RESIGN J. WALKER. if the Vikes can sign V. Jackson to a 1 year deal, then only give up a 2nd round pick. If the Vikes can afford to sign him to a 2-3 year deal then possibly give up an additional later round draft pick if needed. GIVE FAVRE THE OFFENSIVE WEAPONS HE NEEDS WHILE YOU CAN. FAVRE IS NOT GOING TO BE PLAYING NEXT SEASON. next season the Vikes will need to find another QB. Are the coaches and owners actually serious. with Harvin out, you have 3 WR’s. the loss of Chester Taylor also hurts the Vikes. Vikes also will need the $ to resign Rice and other key players next season.

  169. By Lance on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Dear Minnesota Vikings, get Vincent Jackson. Do whatever it takes.

  170. By drew on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Why don’t we an offensive coordinator? Maybe someone like Brian Billick. Look at the Bears, they got an offensive coordinator and they winning games.

  171. By lefty on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    come on, you know Brett and J Walker know each other. why did u even bother bringing him if u are not playing him?. Joe Webb is there to be your water-boy, please him for anything. people are saying he raw, i say raw, my behind. yhe guy can do lot of things that u dont even know yet. I still believe we can at least 11 games because everyone else gave up on us. Brett has no blame at all. if the vikings stop turning over so much, i guarantee victory against anybody. We also need to put away teams in the first half so that we dont play catch up all the time.

  172. By donald quick on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    in greenbay brett was the offense and his gunslinging style was risky but successful but in minnesota we have talent galore and brett doesnt need to do it by himself when brett makes mistakes i think he falls victim to shouldering the entire offense on hs own and forces plays he still one of the best but dont you think he should take a deep breath and work on not having to be the star while letting AP,HARVIN,SHEINCO do their thing?

  173. By Mark Van Houten on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Jim Kleinsasser is the most underutilized offensive player on the team. Under short yardage situations, why not put Jim in front of the running back to block or be set up for a short pass.

  174. By Dano on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Childress got a new contract because of Favre last year. He’d ride his coat tails for as long as he can. This guy is the worst coach in the NFL and should have been fired 3 years ago, the Vikings won’t win a SB with (run it up the middle on 1st down chilly). I think the Vikings are done, put the fork in them..

  175. By Dano on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Mike, what Vikings team do you watch?, “not predictable” are you of your mind? Look at the stats! First down, run the ball, second down pass, 3rd down pass, dah!!! Face it, it’s Chillys game plan, run the ball up the middle, not hard to defense the Vikings on first down.

  176. By JIm on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    As explained to me Joe Webb is designated as the third QB, if he comes into the game QB 1 & 2 are ineligable to come back in. If you change his designation, then he counts as part of 45? man roster and takes some one else off that roster. I think I have that right.

  177. By CaliViking on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Favre’s turnovers hurt the Vikings…
    What hurt more was Chilly’s decision to go for it on 4th & 2 rather than attempt the field goal. It’s not as if Longwell has an accuracy issue or cannot convert the average FG attempt. Had they cashed in the attempt for 3 points, the Vikes could have won with a FG late in the game rather force a TD attempt. I knew when they went for it and turned over the ball on downs that it would come back to haunt them in the end. The game could have ended with a 16-14 score instead of 10-14. The Viking D did a great job in both games, but the O sucked.

    Minnie has lost two games by a combined 9 points, scoring only 19 points in two games. Last season, they were averaging nearly 30 points per game!

  178. By Pack2VikesFan on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    If Favre doesn’t trust BB, why does management keep him? The only advantage that BB had over J. Walker is the fact that he already knew the playbook, while Walker isn’t the sharpest receiver in the huddle when it comes to learning new plays (it took him an entire season to learn GB’s playbook when he was a rookie).

    However, Walker has better hands and vertical reach than BB, which makes him a more reliable option. Right now, BB is nothing more than a decoy for defenses. If management doubled down their bets for this season, they would find the money for V. Jackson or R. Moss to fill the void created by Rice. Also, if management doesn’t want a trade to replace Taylor, they should start using Toby Gerhart to help AP.

  179. By purplehaze on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    CHILLI AND HEAD O-LINE COACH. WHAT EVERYONE IS TRYING TO SAY IS. WHAT YOU’VE DONE AIN’T WORKING! YOU NOW HAVE A 14 GAME SEASON.

    DON’T GO WITH WHAT YOU KNOW, AND HAVE FAILED WITH, THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: IE YOUR BRAINS, AND GO WITH WHAT WILL GET YOU THERE…

  180. By Rick on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Is it true were in hot pursuit of both Vincent Jackson and Randy Moss?

  181. By Brenton on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Seeing the recieving struggles makes me ask how is Sidney doing with rehab and what is the timeline for his return? If we do pick up Vincent Jackson how much will this help the passing game?

  182. By purplehaze on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    HEY YOU CAN BRING NEW GUYS INTO THE NBA, MLB, AND NHL THAT CAN AND DO MAKE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT ON THE TEAM. THE NFL ISN’T THAT FAR OFF THE MARK IN BEING THE SAME WAY.

    WE GOTTA GET SOME O-LINE PLAYERS WITH KAHUNA’S, AND INTELLENGENT DEEP THREAT PLAY MAKERS, IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE X’ AND O’S. GOTTA HAVE THE PERSONNEL; BEING MORE ADAPTABLE, AND COMPETENT AT PLAY EXECUTION. STRETCH THE FIELD, PLAY OPTION, GO UNDERNEATH, SCREEN, AND ALOT OF GOOD THINGS CAN AND WILL HAPPEN. WE HAVEN’T HAD THE MOST CREATIVE COACHES PLAY CALLING WHATSOVER FROM CHILLY AND CO….; GET A CLUE GUYS B4 THE SEASON GOES UP IN FLAMES…

  183. By todd on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    I feel since we didnt get Jackson the vikings should use Webb as a reciever

  184. By Eddie on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    Seems to me they have a very talented kid sitting on the bench.. That would be Joe Webb.. Why not turn him over to the receiver coach and let him give it a try.. He’s got the size and speed they’re looking for, and they would have a second QB on the field. I believe that’s why they originally drafted him… It’s not like he’s going to play QB anytime soon, but I’m sure he could help the team in other ways..

  185. By Mississippi boy on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings offense reminds me of a man with a dull axe…they’re doing alot of chopping…but no chips are flying! Son…you gotta score on the ONE YARD LINE.Four 1/4 nothins’ is a whole nothin’.

  186. By manley fuller on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    Could tavaris jackson be turned into a receiver ,running back combo ?

  187. By manley fuller on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    tavaris has pretty good moves and i bet has good hands , fair size and isnt a bad runner ,i just wonder if he couldnt help the receiver mix?

  188. By viking 4 ever on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    manley i hate to say it but the only way t. jack can help this team is by asking to be cut or retiring from football. if he cant read a defense as a qb how is he going to understand the sudilties of route running or learn the instincts of a good back. not an option. need to get matt jones and resign j. walker. brett needs a reciever he can trust to hang on to the ball. berrian doesnt have bretts trust after all his drops. if we can make it to 500 by the time rice returns and percy gets back to 100% we may be okay but we need to get jones and resign walker until then.

  189. By Rick on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    viking 4 ever you hit on the nose stay in the hunt untill Rice gets back!

  190. By viking 4 ever on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    i dont know for sure but if im correct if the vikings were to get matt jones he could play right away?

  191. By JOE D on Sep 25, 2010 | Reply

    THEY ARE BIG TROUBLE THIS TEAM NEED A DEEP THREAT WIDE OUT LIKE YESTERDAY

  192. By JimmyT on Sep 26, 2010 | Reply

    Are you guys that have jumped on Ryan Cook at every opportunity going to give him some props for today’s game? Adrian’s long run and his short score were both right through holes opened up by Cook. No bad snaps. No false starts. Heads up play all day. One clipping penalty. Otherwise, SOLID.

  193. By Kim B on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    ” It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win”… Brett Favre.. I have to agree.. It was sloppy in some ways but better than going into a bye 0-3… Adrain looked awesome!! Love u AP :) Cook looked great too!! WTH is going on with Jared Allen?? We need him to be the “animal” we know he can be!! Go Vikes!!!

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