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Where To Go With Webb?

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 2, 2010 – 8:32 am

I don’t keep a detailed catalogue of questions that are emailed to me or submitted to the comments section below each vikings.com Blog entry, but I’m guessing that one of the most frequently asked questions from Vikings fans is about Joe Webb and whether A) he’ll get on the field this season and B) he’ll remain a QB or switch to WR.

Up until this point, my answer has been that there is no question Webb will remain at QB and there’s also no question he’s not ready to play in an NFL game quite yet. But now, with the Vikings sitting at 4-7 and with Brad Childress out and Leslie Frazier in as (interim) head coach, it’s a fair question to re-evaluate.

The biggest Joe Webb enthusiasts insist that the Vikings should take this opportunity – being out of realistic playoff contention – to see what Webb can do at the position. He showed flashes of brilliance as a runner during the preseason and athletic QBs tend to excite football fans. Other Webb fans think that if the Vikings don’t want to play him at QB this season, they should move him to WR to find a way to get his talents on the field.

Joe Webb

Webb was selected by the Vikings in the 6th round (#199 overall) of last April’s draft out of the University of Alabama-Birmingham. He played both QB and WR in college and became the first player in NCAA history to pass for 2,000+ yards and rush for 1,000+ yards in back-to-back seasons. Webb was named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year after the 2009 season, his 1,427 rushing yards in 2009 were the 3rd-most by a QB in NCAA history and he tallied 32 TDs in 2009 (21 passing, 11 rushing).

So his playmaking ability cannot be questioned.

Speaking of Webb and questioning, Frazier was asked about Webb on Wednesday during his weekly press conference. The original design for Webb was to be a WR in Minnesota, but after watching him throw during rookie minicamp in May, Childress switched him to QB. With Frazier now at the helm, questions have re-emerged about what Webb’s future position will be with the Vikings.

“I think he can be a quarterback in our league,” Frazier said. “It’s still early for him; definitely want to give him every chance to be a successful quarterback.”

In fairness to Frazier, though, he probably hasn’t given this matter a ton of thought since becoming interim head coach. As a result, this is an issue he’ll certainly evaluate once the 2010 season is over and he’ll have every right to change his opinion on Webb going forward. Ultimately, it’s clear Frazier understands the potential Webb has as a playmaker in the NFL.

“He can definitely make some plays with the football in his hands,” Frazier explained. “He’s an outstanding athlete. We’ve got time to evaluate him.”


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124 Responses to “Where To Go With Webb?”

  1. By GOLDVIKE on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    FROM WHAT I’VE SEEN OF JOE WEBB IN PRE SEASON HE SHOWED ALOT OF PROMISE!!!!

  2. By Malte on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    nice blog.. I think we just should have him on the field, in any given situation.. Let him run it in a wildcat do something. he is an amazing athlete

  3. By Silverfox2dallas on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    No we cant just throw him in different positions it takes a lot to change your mindset from playing quaterback to wide reciever or anything else, Just think Tom brady was a 6th round draft pick and many believed he would never make it on the field and his first couple times he was no superstar, Joe from the moment he came on the team he was originally a WR and had enough talent at the QB position that they actually changed it thats incredible, you rarely draft a WR and get a QB he has a great arm and can make plays with it as well as with his legs just look at vick and imagine that with Adrian peterson Toby Sidney Percy Visanthe we will be unstoppable. I remember Joe shook off atleast 5 sacks in the preaseason he is so big and strong he is like a ben rothlisberger but much more athletic but he can definitlley buy enough time to let plays develope and find open recievers when things break down.

  4. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Joe Webb and Tarvaris Jackson are the reason we do not need to draft a QB this year. We should pick up a good veteran QB, possibly even one who could be the starter for a couple of years. dbs, oline, dline should be our priorities in the draft this year.

  5. By FloridaFan on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I agree Webb is very athletic and played well in preseason but let’s remember althouhg he had some good moments, he was the 3rd QB playing against players that are no longer in the league. He may one day be a very good QB but its not today. he needs to sit and learn. He is way too inexperienced to be on the field now. Let’s also not forget the vikings are not out of it yet. It is a long shot but stranger things have happened over the past 4 years.

  6. By GOLDVIKE on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I SAY AS LONG AS WE STILL HAVE A CHANCE PLAY FAVRE BUT WHEN WE ARE OUT OF IT WE PLAY FAVRE THE FIRST HALF THEN GIVE T-JACK A QUARTER AND WEBB A QUARTER JUST SO WE KNOW WHAT WE HAVE NEXT YEAR AND ARE NOT IN THIS SAME SITUATION NEXT YEAR!!

  7. By viking joe on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    T-JACK SUCKS TRADE HIM HE JUST TAKING UP ROOM ON THE ROSTER,HE WAS JUS CHILLDRESS’S MISTAKE,JOE WEBB IS THE MAN!!

  8. By Vinnie on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    why do the vikings do this? they will draft someone with a lot of talent and somehow find a way to waste it and let them rot on the bench….i’ve ssen it for years

  9. By GOLDVIKE on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I WOULD LIKE TO SEE T-JACK JUST TO SEE IF SITTING BEHIND FAVRE HAS DID HIM ANY GOOD.

  10. By Silverfox2dallas on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    yea T-Jack was thrown in there as a rookie and never gained confidence he needed to succeed with CHilly changing starters every other game, people dont understand how important coaching is, Like leslie said it is crucial that players believe in their abillities in order to succeed in this league, Tavaris has earned a right to start next year two years behind a HOF quaterback can really open your eyes as to how to use the pocket when you dont have a lot of mobilitiy and Tavaris has the mobility incase he needs to extend the plays he definitley deserves a chance, he comes into the game throws two good throws to keep us in the game talk about pressure.

  11. By GOLDVIKE on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    YEAH I SAY GIVE HIM A CHANCE BUT GIVE WEBB A CHANCE TOO AND LET THE BEST MAN WIN

  12. By DRS on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    PurpleParody: We all now know you are one of them pink-o communist. If it was not for us gun totting freedom loving people, you would be goose stepping at this time! BTW who says I do not have a job? You must be one of them pink-o college professors who never held a job in its life! By your thought processes no one should get any money from the Government. Why should you get anything just because you worked for a company, or a collage? According to you, anyone who supports the military is not to be supported. Hey every one! PurpleParody does not support you! Because all work supports the military and the military supports you! Pay your Taxes so you can keep them Communist running your life. Keep them in the collages, and remember to support your local millionaire NFL owner. Hey PurpleParody I do read all your junk and find it to be an elitist attitude. Help the poor rich NFL owner. Give welfare to them NFL owners who by the grace of their presence may give jobs, if the Government will give the NFL owners a free or reduced price stadium. PurpleParody what will you do if a criminal tries to robe you and you have no Gun? He has a knife and may kill after he takes your money? What will you do then? I do not hate you. I just feel sorry for you.

  13. By DRS on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Sorry ever one. That was supposed to be on a prior blog.

  14. By JB on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    ppl do u guys all forget tjack is a free agent after this season and i highly doubt they will resign him, he is gone .i hope if we r out of the playoff race that they give Webb a shot , otherwise i see them drafting a qb and never letting him get his chance at qb , and if they do draft a qb they better put Webb back to wr , he is good to sit on the bench ..

  15. By DRS on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Joe Webb may be next year’s QB. If he has learned anything from Brett, and his coaches he in my opinion will be a good QB, maybe a great one. He has the time in The NFL to have matured. Do you think it would be wise to put him in this year and risk injury? I say put Tjack in as a running back or something so we would have a second QB in for tick plays now and then.

  16. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Both TJack and JWebb will be back next year. Why? Because it won’t cost much to keep them!

  17. By GOLDVIKE on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    WELL YOU CAN’T FIND OUT AT PRACTICE IT HAS TO BE GAME TIME EXPERIENCE!!!!

  18. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Bring in a top free agent QB to push them, and one will emerge with the job. We need to draft linemen, if for depth at least. Dbacks may be even a higher priority. Keep in mind that QBs, like coaches, are not worth much with out a good supporting cast.

  19. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I think TJack and Joe Webb would be insulted if asked to play another position. They are quarterbacks.

  20. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    You CAN find out about players in practice. Game experience is only part of the equation for evaluating players at any position. No team plays 3 quarterbacks at a time. They do not, for the most part, even rotate 2 quarterbacks. “You play the game to win, you don’t just play to play.”

  21. By DRS on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I thought they are team players Frederick Jones. Now you say they are to good to do what it takes to win a game? So one player is to good to play other spots on the team?

  22. By GOLDVIKE on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I’M TALKING ABOUT IF WE DON’T MAKE THE PLAYOFF’S. I DON’T WANT TO BE IN THIS SAME SITUATION NEXT YEAR. THERE IS NOTHING LIKE GAME TIME EXPIERIENCE!!!!!!!!!

  23. By DRS on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Just because it was not done in the past does not mean it cannot be done now. Think of the reaction by the defense seeing two QB’s in at one time. Well I have to go. Have a great day and God bless you all.

  24. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    There is alot of predjudice regarding black qbs. That is very much a factor in this situation. No one can tell me that Tarvaris Jackson does not have the physical abilities to make it as a QB. Examine the career of hall of fame LB Bobby Bell. He was a great LB, but what if he had been allowed to stay at QB, which was his original position?

  25. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    DRS, The LA Rams of the 1950s played two QBs at the same tiime in what was called “The Double Shuffle.” Unfortunately there is little written about this team.

  26. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    The name of that Rams offense may be the “Double Stack” or something else. It’s been awhile since I have looked it up. But they did play two qbs at the same time. Not for the whole game!!!

  27. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I wrote a short bio about Bobby Bell, and vikings.com wiped it out!!! There were no swear words, etc. Why do they do that??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  28. By GOLDVIKE on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    THE WAY TO STAY AHEAD OF THE GAME IS ALLWAY’S LOOK TO THE FUTURE!!

  29. By Norsk on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Webb defiantly has athletic skills, my question is can he sit in the pocket, read the defense and make the pass? What we saw in the pre-season is him drop back and if nobody was initially open he ran. Its fun to watch but it doesn’t make for a successful QB. The best QBs in the league are pocket passers; pocket first, scrabble second, run if you have to. If Webb wants to be successful that’s what he need to do. Guys like Mike Vick are fun to watch, but Vick has only played all 16 games of a season once, due to injuries. Injuries that come about when you are getting hit by linebackers while trying to make plays on your feet.
    I have a lot of hope for Webb and I hope he gets some playing time before the end of the season. I’m just concerned about what style of QB he is going to be.

  30. By GOLDVIKE on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I JUST THINK A RUNNING Q.B. GIVES YOU MORE OPTIONS TO WIN .YOU DO HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT INJURIES THOUGH BUT THEY ALSO GET HURT GETTING SACKED.

  31. By Rick on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Luv to see more of the Joe Webb experiance. very mobile, and tall

  32. By GOLDVIKE on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    NOBODY HAD A PROBLEM WITH STEVE YOUNG RUNNING AND IT TURNED OUT PRETTY WELL WITH HIM.

  33. By Clemz7cs on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    keep in mind guys that tavaris jackson isnt the worst qb. he did get us to the play offs a couple years back without the compliments of percy harvin and at that point sidney rice hadnt emerged yet. sitting 2nd string for 2 years behind a veteran like brett favre had to of gave him that edge he needed to be a quality QB. as for webb, i dont think we play him this season because as he has talent, we dont want to send him out there with a horrible and battered up offensive line to get his feet wet with. just a thought. vikes for life =)

  34. By GOLDVIKE on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    IF WE DON’T MAKE IT TO THE PLAYOFFS GIVE THEM BOTH A SHOT I MEAN THEY ARE THERE AND THEY ARE ON THE TEAM AREN’T THEY!!!!

  35. By PurpleParody on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Fred – It’s the ignorant swear blocking software that they have on the site. It will find any grouping of words that the moderator considers naughty language and block out the entire post without warning. I recently learned that “sophõmore” was an unacceptable word because it contains the word “hömö” within it.

    It can be tricky figuring out your own “mistakes” sometimes, and often becomes the equivalent of searching for a needle in a haystack.

  36. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you Purple Parody. Now it makes sense to me. Keep the blogs short.

  37. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Look up Webb’s wiki! He ran 4.43 and benched 21 x 225 in the combine. He also had the best vertical jump (40+ inches!!!) He played WR for the whole 2007 season with UAB, although his stats are not overwhelming.

  38. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    So he could play WR. The question is, does he want to? He may be a better athlete than TJack. One of those two young qbs has to pan out for the Vikings!!! Get a veteran qb that can step in and play right away, and groom these two youngsters to lead the Vikings to their first SB win. Purple Rain, Purple Rain…

  39. By PurpleParody on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    DRS – you clearly don’t understand my thought processes in the least. I believe that we need military to protect us, but what they have been doing for the majority of my life has gone beyond protection. They are spending the majority of their efforts bullying the world to cower to the US. I don’t believe in the strike first methods that we have been using, and then claiming it as “defense.” Of course I also don’t believe in going around and shooting people who don’t agree with your way of life, and then following through by saying you are a chrïstian man. “Thou shalt not kill” is a very serious commandment, and one that does not come with extenuating circúmstances.

  40. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Tarkenton once said that it was his athletic ability that made him a great qb. He didn’t feel that cerebral knowledge was all that important.

  41. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Purple Parody–I agree with your stance on the military. We could do better by trying to promote peace among these countries rather than by wiping them out!!!

  42. By PurpleParody on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Fred – I’m clinging to the notion that many others are, that TJack is not going to be with the Vikings in 2011. I’d also rather play out a scenario where we move Webb back to WR, but have a decent list of plays that have him dropping back and throwing the ball – catch the defense off-guard with his extra abilities. I can understand that chances of that are pretty slim though.

  43. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    And we are wasting human lives, money, resources. The other countries do not appreciate our efforts anyway. We should go to war WHEN NECESSARY.

  44. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    What a wild offense we would have with Webb, and Harvin being triple threats. Can they punt or kick off?

  45. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I find it hard to believe they would let TJack go. He’s not going to be very expensive.

  46. By mr smiff on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    199th huh? Just like Tom Brady…

  47. By mr smiff on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I hope the similarities don’t end there.

  48. By PurpleParody on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Is Harvin a triple threat? I always considered him a double-threat. He never seemed to be a thrower to me. But yea, with Webb and Harvin’s unique skills, either one of them could go into motion and change around what the defense is expecting out of a play. I think that would really help to make an unpredictable offense. And with my recent studies, it looks like Locker is a solid pick for us in the draft at QB, so we’d be completely set with offensive playmakers for years.

  49. By FloridaFan on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    steve young was a throw first QB. he used his legs to get out of trouble. other running qb’s don’t do that that is why they don’t win consistently.

  50. By PurpleParody on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Smiff – was that both players’ (Brady and Webb) draft #s? They both were the #199 selection? That could be scary fun!

  51. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    mr smiff, read Joe Webb’s wiki

  52. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings need a VETERAN QB for next year.

  53. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Otherwise you might have 3 very talented QBs, none of which are READY TO PLAY!

  54. By PurpleParody on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Fred – I think you aren’t giving TJack the props he deserves. He’ll have been around for 5-years and has studied under 3 other veterans (Brad Johnson, Gus Frerrotte, and Brett Favre). If we follow the route you are suggesting, TJack will be our vet for the next two or three years. Then one of the younger prospects could be ready, whether that’s Webb or a guy that we grab in 2011.

    On the other side of it, if we DON’T re-sign TJack, then I say we should definately use our first round pick on a QB and find another veteran from free agency.

  55. By SmileyStar on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    As long as we keep winning, Webb won’t see the field. We’ll probably let TJack go after this season and bring back Favre next year for one last run. If not then we need to draft a good backup and let Webb start. Out of the frying pan and into the fire. He’ll hold up on this team, as long as the team remembers their identiy, Stop the run and Run the ball.

  56. By Swede700 on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    It’s utterly ridiculous that some people want to see Joe Webb on the field now. Yes, he looked okay in the preseason. But that was against guys that likely aren’t even in the NFL now, as they were borderline to begin with. I’d prefer to see Webb at QB, but he’s nowhere near ready yet and moving him to WR would just delay that progress. There’s nothing he can do this season. that is going to make that significant a difference. In fact, I don’t want to see him behind center in the regular season until ’12.

  57. By GOLDVIKE on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I THINK ALL Q.B.’S SHOULD BE PASS FIRST RUNNING IS JUST ANOTHER OPTION.I JUST LIKE A MOBILE Q.B. IT GIVES THE TEAM A BETTER CHANCE TO WIN

  58. By PurpleParody on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Smiley – your head is in the clouds. Favre is finished after this year. He has been battling too many injuries to want to go through it all once more. In all reality, his chance was in 2009 and he missed it.

  59. By Silverfox2dallas on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    No way is the fox coming back next year you can tell its the last one but the season is not over go on espn.com they have the play off machine there are hopes if you look at botht hte pack and chicago schedual they will be lucky lucky luckky to get ten wins and i doubt they will im just saying that if we get into the tournament look out

  60. By SmileyStar on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Purp – We’ll see. This season he came in broken from the 2009 season, but I don’t think injuries would have anything to do with Favre not being a viking next year. The Vikings may not try to bring him back for one more year. I don’t believe he will retire next year, until he is absent from game one of the regular season.

  61. By Bigfan1 on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Joe Webb is the future QB of this team.

  62. By SmileyStar on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Silver – There is a chance, as long as we keep winning. The rest will sort itself out. Plus, It would be fitting for the Vikings to make the playoffs, since this season has been so unpredictable.

  63. By GOLDVIKE on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I HOPE JOE IS THE FUTURE BECAUSE WHEN T-JACK CAME IN WHEN FAVRE WENT DOWN WITH THE STITCHES T-JACK LOOKED GOOD ON THE T.D. AND THE 2 EXTRA POINTS BUT ON THE FOLLOWING POSSESION HE LOOKED LIKE OLD TIMES. I’VE ALWAY’S BEEN A T-JACK FAN AND HOPE WE HAVEN’T WASTED 5 YEARS!!

  64. By GOLDVIKE on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    T-JACKS ARM STRENGTH IS AMAZING SOMETIMES I CAN’T EVEN SEE THE BALL BEING THROWN!!!

  65. By vikeforever on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    something to consider regarding the debate of who should get a chance to start at QB for the remainder of the season. Frazier is the intermim coach with no promise yet of being their next HC so he has to prove he is worthy by winning out these games and his best option to win is Farve as he stated. If he had been the new HC then he has the time to put in TJack or experiment with Joe Web because he would then have that lead-way to evaluate which QB is worthy of the start and not worry his job at that time. SO I don’t see Frazier taking that risk….

  66. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    TJack did look like old times in that Pats game– the TD was already set up by Favre— when TJack took over that drive, weren’t they like on the 7 yard line?

  67. By GOLDVIKE on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    YEAH BUT WHEN THEY WENT FOR THE 2 THAT WAS APRETTY GOOD THROW

  68. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Favre in 2022

  69. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    that was a nice throw, but you need consistency– he does deserve a chance. I read the experts at the start of the season ranking TJack in the top 5 of back-ups in the whole league– who knows, maybe he is the next Cunningham or Montana.

  70. By GOLDVIKE on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    LET’S HOPE!!

  71. By Real Fan on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Everyone say TJ took the Vikes to a playoff game a few years ago. I think after 2 games, loses by TJ at the beginning of the season, he was benched for Ferrott who took the Vikes to the playoffs with Chilli benching him for his boy TJ only to look like a wannabe QB. Ferrott got the real raw end of the deal as did the Vikes that year. TJ will never be a starting QB on a regular bases for any team. All he was is a chilli project.

  72. By PurpleParody on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Real Fan – Go back and look at the stats of those first two losses. The entire team was underperforming. The only reason that Childress benched TJack was because Childress has NO SPINE! The fans, for what ever reason were chanting for TJack to get benched and Childress did it for them.

    When Frerotte played for the next 12-sih games, his stats were worse than Jackson’s! The team just happened to be playing better and doing the winning despite it. TJack then came into a game which Frerotte was losing, and made the effort to turn it into a win. He then finished off the season strong, getting the wins needed to secure the division. Then his first playoff game just happened to be like most other QBs first playoff game – a Loss. So many fans have not given him a chance since…

  73. By GWViking on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    The 49er’s didn’t know they had a future hall of famer riding the pines in Steve Young until Joe Montana went out. To say a situation is just ignorant. We lose one more game and we will be mathimatically out of any long shot for a wild card so why not see what you got before assuming we need a =nother QB.

  74. By Loomis on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    If hes the 3rd string QB what would it hurt to get him some repps at WR. Look that that guy for the JETS Smith. Hes the back up QB ,WR, 3rd RB, and a punt and kick returns. I think Joe could do the same.

  75. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Purple: Remember in that late season 2008 game, Frerotte got hurt. That’s why TJack came back. Don McNabb took some time to establish himself. Bart Starr, Len Dawson, John Brodie, and a bunch of other great qbs took some time to develop. In fact, Vick is better now than he was before going to prison.

  76. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    GW, As Herman Edwards said in his rant: “You play the game to win. You don’t just play to play.”

  77. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    GW, The 49ers didn’t know they had a future hall of famer in Joe Montana when he was riding the pines behind Steve DeBerg. And who knew A. Rodgers was going to be any good for Green Bay when Favre was there.

  78. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    It doesn’t matter at all who the Qb is if we don’t get some linemen.

  79. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Terry Bradshaw was a great QB, let’s bring him back!!!

  80. By Loomis on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    FJONES you r comparing T JOKE to Joe Maontana and Arron Rodgers?

  81. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    It makes about as much sense as using a high pick for yet another QB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  82. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Loomis, never heard of them.

  83. By Loomis on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Hes got an arm but no accuracy.

  84. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Tarvaris Jackson may be your QB next year. You better start seeing the positive in this young man!!! THIS IS YOUR LAST WARNING.

  85. By Loomis on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Highly doughtful he’ll even be on the team.

  86. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Joe Maontana and Arron Rodgers never played in the NFL.

  87. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    db, ol, dl are badly needed because we are aging in those areas. Terry Bradshaw will play better for a good team. Statistics are for the winning team.

  88. By Loomis on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    If that was the case he would have a new contract by now, If hes a guy the team liked he would be signed during the season on the last year of his contract.

  89. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    You can’t win in the NFL with 11 rookie quarterbacks. Somebody has to block, and play defense.

  90. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    You know something I don’t.

  91. By Loomis on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    They definitely need 2 new saftys.

  92. By Loomis on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    We have talent on the O line they just weren’t playing for childress.

  93. By purplehaze on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    hey no disrespect to Farve, but the seasons over, so yeah, platoon him with Farve, and maybe t-jack, and see what they both can do NOW at qb in game conditions, to get a leg up on evaluating they’re positioning for next year, sure as heii cant hurt with the few remaining nonrelevant games remaining.

  94. By VikesfanNO on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    We will never know until we find out I mean all the other rookies are given chances so don’t be stupid give the man a fair chance

  95. By animal26 on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Joe webb cant play qb. He would be an amazing receiver though. The only thing he showed in preseason this year is he can run. He comes from a small collage, he is another project qb that was drafted with the help of childress. (let us not jackson, another childress project.) Webb will be another jackson if we try to develop him plain and simple.

  96. By animal26 on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    (let us not forget jackson, who was a childress project qb)*

  97. By Vike4life on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Everyone needs to be realistic here. Webb is an amazing talent. His abilities as an NFL q.b. take time to develop. Tom Brady, Favre, Montana – most all needed time to adapt to the faster pace of the NFL over college. Look at all the flops who were drafted high as great college qb’s who could not make it with the big boys. Let Webb absorb this year under Favre and mature. He has great potential. If Chili were still here he would be going for McNabb or some other has been. We need a young qb. I believe Brett would have had another great year if he would have had another millisecond besides the one he got to do his thing. The protection for the qb allows everything to open up. Look at Manning when it breaks down. He got booed in his own stadium last week. Tjack has had his chances and most of us are not real confident anything has changed enough for the better to make him anything other than a good backup NFL qb. Webb is it for now so look for the Vikes to draft another and maybe tjack for the veteran back up next year.

  98. By Ryan on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Start Webb!! In that way we can save our season, we can’t afford the Favre plague, Favre has 3 injuires already and one more can end his career for good. Plus there’s an ongoing investigation between Favre and that woman. Start Webb. Favre can’t produce anymore.

  99. By Ryan on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I agree give Jackson a chance, and squeeze a little Webb for 5-10 plays.

  100. By skolpurpleandgold on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I dont think the vikes should lose hope that they can make the playoffs for one. So favre is still the best QB to have out there for now. Till ALL hope is lost. Tjack should be dumped. He hasnt learned anything from Brett, the guy that was always picking Favre’s brain and learning from the man is now in NY. Joe has so much talent and is so athletic and with his Vick like playmaker ability i dont see how you cant give him a chance next year. But in the mean time the wildcat would be a perfect way to get him some field time. Just think of the dangers for opposing defense when web gets the ball running a end around getting yards with those legs or if there are defenders in the way he can throw to a WR. That would be thrilling to watch and much needed experiance for the future starting QB.

  101. By skolpurpleandgold on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    *can’t

  102. By mr smiff on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I think Favre will beat the charges…why is it taking so long though?

  103. By MTVike on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I think Webb should get some action. I think he could be the answer to our struggles in the red zone. Everything opens up when a defense has to respect a QB that can run. QB draws are very effective in the red zone!

  104. By MTVike on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    It would be fun to watch teams scramble when you trot Webb or Jackson onto the field on first and goal!

  105. By mr smiff on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Not a bad idea MTVike, but the real surprise would be if Favre himself ran it in!

  106. By MTVike on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I’m sure we witnessed Favre’s last run attempt last week, except maybe a 1/2 yard QB sneak or two!

  107. By mr smiff on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I’m not so sure, MTVike. The coach and his teammates were all fired up over that run. That could motivate him to try it again. And let’s not forget, he called that play himself.

  108. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    @ Frederick Jones– this post was awesome– and the one before it, when you said, never heard of em— you crack me up.

    Joe Maontana and Arron Rodgers never played in the NFL.

  109. By mr smiff on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    FRIENDS OF BRETT FAVRE UNITE!!!

  110. By Fontana Al on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    T-Jack got pulled after the game two loss to Indy.The Vikes score 5 field goal that game but the game was lost when Shanicoe drop a TD pass in the endzone late in the 4th qtr. Gus was losing to Detroit and got sacked and hurt
    T-Jack took that game over and won then won 3 out of the last 4 to make the playoff.I don’t know why people think he isn’t capable, it’s different set of rules for Black QB’s see (McNabb and Vince).They say Favre gives us the best chance to win but we are 4-7, it seems they are playing on our intelligence making statements like that.I have the NFL Sunday ticket, I watch and tape every Viking game Favre stinks and he is holding the team hostage.

  111. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    FRIENDS OF BRETT FAVRE FOR 2011 UNITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  112. By wisconsinvikesfan on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I’m more worried about keeping Frazier as coach than useing the remaining games like Pre-season games. We need to win or we will be looking for a new coach. I don’t think we need any more old Qbs, T-jack should get the start next year. We need line men so either go get some line men or make some out of the line boys we have now. I’m not imressed with O-line preformance.

  113. By mr smiff on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Playing the race card now are we, Fontana?

  114. By Conner on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I’m just amazed that with the skill sets of Jackson, and Webb, that Bevell can’t develop a play package week to week with 5 to 8 plays to run one of these guys out on the field. If nothing else, with our receivers ups and downs, could we put one in at a receiver for a play here or their. Even if they come in to some funky formation and give the rock to “All Day A.P.” the defense has to wonder WTF!

  115. By Conner on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Look at it this way. Favre’s contract is the 800lb. gorilla on the payroll. If we re-sign T-Jack his salary will be a fraction of the cost of Favre. You can then disperse that money toward shoring up free-agents that address our weaknesses or age. Better personnel around any quarterback makes the quarterback look a lot better. The age of this team made it imperative the Vikes took the best shot at this season. When your a play, and an extra guy in the huddle away from a Super Bowl, you have to get that band back together! The Pack is built for 4-5 years. We’re built for year to year at this point.

  116. By Conner on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Like Muhammad Ali, by using a Jackson or Webb with 5 -10 plays at different downs and distances would be like throwing the defense a “Rope-a-dope!” If we have the lead in the 4th quarter and ran one out as a receiver or lined up in the backfield it may lead to a defense using up a valuable time out. Show some imagination in scheme. Even if it means running an option play on 3rd and 3. Drive those D-coordinators crazy!

  117. By fred smith on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    TJack is a good QB when he is fighting for the starting spot but then gets to comfortable if Webb starts he will make things exciting he reminds me of Rich Gannon (but more athletic)when green put the chains on him and tried to make him a pocket passer he went from near the top in the NFL to being a back up QB it would be fun to see him play. I think it would help to sell 2011 tickets

  118. By DRS on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    I feel sorry for all you anti military people. The military does not bully anyone. They enforce the civilian authority’s will. So if you hate the military you must hate the USA. We who where in and them that are in the military do not go around killing people because we do not like what they say or think. That is like saying that the police kill people for the same reason!

    Now on to Web, I think he should be our next QB. They should trade TJack for a couple of O-Line personal and get a good QB in the draft as a backup. Why does every one think that good players only come from the big name collages? I know there have been a lot of good players in small collages that have been passed up by the NFL drafting system. Maybe it is time to reform the system?

  119. By DRS on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    As for the issue of not enough blacks in the NFL, just look at your team’s side line. What is the ratio of collard people to whites? What ratio would be fair, 100% collard? Should the question be one’s collar or should it be one’s ability? Do we need quotas? We all have biases but I think we can be fair in dealing with others when doing business.

  120. By DRS on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    When I suggested that we use two QBs, (one as a running back or something), I did not mean all the time. I was suggesting the use of more amative trick plays more off ten. Make the other team question them self.

  121. By DRS on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    That should have been emanative

  122. By DRS on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    Finally, That should have been imaginative.

  123. By MTVike on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    DRS- I agree with most evrything you’ve said, but I don’t think we should make any of them wear collars, playing or on the bench.

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