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QB Decision To Be Made In The Next Couple Of Days

Posted by cjsiewert on December 16, 2010 – 1:58 pm

With Brett Favre’s sprained throwing shoulder placing his availability for Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bears in question, coupled with the decision to put Tarvaris Jackson on injured reserve, the Vikings signed journeyman QB Patrick Ramsey to add depth to an injury-plagued QB unit.

Ramsey, an 8-year veteran out of Tulane, spent his first 4 seasons with the Washington Redskins, the 2006 season with the NY Jets, 2007-08 with the Denver Broncos, 2009 with the Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions and was with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins this year. He hasn’t played in a game since 2008 and hasn’t started since 2005.

Ramsey’s most productive season was in 2003 where the 6-2, 225-pounder started and played in 11 games completing 179 of 337 passes for 2,166 yards, 14 TDs and 9 INTs. His career totals are 511 completions on 913 attempts for 5,930 yards, 35 TDs and 30 INTs.

The signing of Ramsey doesn’t necessitate his presence on the playing field this week, but rather gives the Vikings more depth at the QB position that is lacking it. As far as Favre’s status goes, Vikings Interim Head Coach Leslie Frazier mentioned during his Thursday press conference that his condition would be made clearer as the week progresses.

“We’re trying to determine when and if he’ll be able to do anything at all this week,” Frazier said. “So we’ll see what happens probably a little bit later in the week.”

Even with Favre’s availability up in the air and Jackson placed on injured reserve, there are still uncertainties on who will be the Vikings starting QB come Monday night. Joe Webb is the team’s #3 QB, but has been dealing with a hamstring injury that he suffered early in the game against the Buffalo Bills a week-and-a-half ago.

“We’ll see,” Frazier said in response when asked if Webb would be the starter. “Just give it a couple of days and see if things change. We’ll see what happens.”

In just a matter of a week, the Vikings have gone from a team that never had to worry about its starting QB, since Favre had started an NFL-record 297 consecutive times before, to a team that may be starting a QB who has never made a start and has played in only 2.

Given the circumstances, though, Frazier acknowledged that Webb would be taking reps with the 1st team offense in practice this week and that the rookie QB is up to the challenge. Also, the interim coach said that Webb “may be passed that hamstring (injury).”

“Just in talking with Joe, he’s really excited about the opportunity,” Frazier said. “He can’t wait to line up and play and have a chance to start. If that happens, he’s not running away from it and we have confidence that he can get it done.”


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107 Responses to “QB Decision To Be Made In The Next Couple Of Days”

  1. By Rogerthevikefan on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Webb is a better player than tjoke ever even that of being. He is just awesome to watch. But in the draft we should pick Ricky Stanzi because he is a good pocket passer is posed and has shown he can lead a team to many 4th quarter comebacks, sure he doesn’t have the biggest arm but he is smart with the ball. He could help push Joe. At the very least he would likely be a great game manager.

  2. By Rogerthevikefan on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Thought not that my phone keypad blows.

  3. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    I like the Stanzi idea, but I think we should take a 1st round qb …. and then stanzi in a later round, and get a veteran … just to create a major competition and hope somebody accepts the challenges and proves hes the guy

    AND I WOULD TRADE THE ABOVE IDEA FOR ORTON OR KOLB

  4. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Why do I see the Childress presser on this site’s home page every time I log on? Why? No wonder this organization is in trouble and no wonder no news on the stadium situation— this is the 21st century– tweens make better use of technology. Please, upgrade– this whole organization needs to be revamped.

  5. By SmileyStar on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Go Joe!

  6. By SmileyStar on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Titus – No childress on my screen.

  7. By SmileyStar on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Breaking news – No beer or alcohol of any kind will be allowed at the stadium on Monday.

  8. By Sports Enthusiast on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    I like Joe Webb getting a shot. We’ve alreday witnessed Tarvaris Jackson and know what Ramsey can do and it doesn’t help that he’s not played a game in two years. So I would like to see our draft pick in action and hopefully can pull out a victory

  9. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    WE HAVE FINALLY GOT THE WEBB OPPURTUNITY … AND I DONT CARE IF HE THROWS 4 PICS … AS LONG AS HE MOVES THE OFFENSE AND MAKES PLAYS … ILL CHALK IT UP TO ROOKIE ON A BAD TEAM

  10. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    ADD THE BEARS DEFENSE TO MY ABOVE STATEMENT …

  11. By dude on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    ya’all can get off the webb wagon… blame this on the vikes front office… 40 plus years as a fan and we have to rely on a 41 year old with 2 losers as back-ups…. draft a QB out of college convert webb to a WR/QB wildcat etc… and for once get real.. i am afraid it will be another 5 plus years to even get above .500

  12. By dude on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    do ya’all really think webb could lead a probowl offense down the field? come-on vikings fans… false hope we have a great team right now we just need a real QB… Brett favre I do thank him for showing us what real QB play is… It was fun with him at the helm…

  13. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    @dude … did you just say we have a pro bowl offense? lol

    and yes i do think webb can lead us down the field … and if not we have 3 games to find out

  14. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    @dude … and since there is 0 chance of getting a good qb added to the roster right now … WE MIGHT AS WELL HOPE WEBB HAS SOME GAME … this season is over ITS TIME TO CHECK OUT THESE YOUNG GUYS AND HOPE WE HAVE SOMETHIN

  15. By MrBasebal1 on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Monday night’s game against the Bears will be the Vikings’ Super Bowl this year. The Vikings need to win it! Don’t just roll over…

  16. By xvike on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    I’d like to see us lose, but lose a close one. But i’m just being realistic. Chances are we are going to get spanked. Chicago’s offense isn’t that good but if they can get it going, they are bound to score points. As for us, i doubt we’ll be able to move the ball much against this bears defense. The bears defense has really stepped it up this second half of the reason. I think that we should get try to get kolb if philly decides to keep vick. That way we have an experienced qb and we can focus on getting our oline and secondary fixed in the draft.

  17. By mr smiff on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Well, that TJack era ended quickly!

  18. By xvike on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Bears d has stepped up the second half of this *season.

  19. By wispurplehead on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    T-joke knew as soon as chilly got his walking papers, that his set was coming soon!

  20. By mr smiff on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    We’ve already seen what the o-line allowed to let happen to a 41 year old veteran. Will they step up and do a better job of protecting a rookie and the possible future of the Vikings offense? One can only hope.

  21. By Betty O on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Hope Joe can get it done. As a UAB fan I’m with him all the way.

  22. By Carl K on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Right on Shawn! Lets see what our young guys can do. Webb is fun to watch.

  23. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah, that Bears’ defense was incredible last Sunday. WHoo Hoo! The programming switched to the Jets game, the Bears were so bad.

  24. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    @xvike … Im glad your trying to keep realistic but I dont understand not having some hope that webb has something … i would understand if we had seen him do nothing for 2 games but we havent even seen him yet

    I CHOOSE TO REMAIN OPTIMISTIC AND HOPEFULL UNTILL HE PROVES HE CAN OR CANT … I was negative with tjack because we have seen he cant for a whole year and a half we saw it … now to be fair at times he showed skills but it was always just an under 80 rated qb

  25. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    that qb rating really is a fairly accurate tool to judge a qb … and to be solid it needs to be 85+ … under 80 is tjack , over 100 tom brady

    its not a perfect system but more times than not it allows us to know what we are getting

  26. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Go VIKINGS!! Let’s enjoy reliving the glory days– I was there at Met Stadium, made for great football, but boy, people, it is going to be cold out there. You just sit and if there is a wind– yikes! Should be fun to watch from my living room with a plate of the best wings in town.

  27. By Erik D on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    I am a 12-year season ticket holder. I live 90 minutes away. I think the General Admission concept is terrible. It will be dangerous and confusing. It does not reward season ticket holder loyalty. I supported this team through all of those bad Green/Tice/Early Childress years, and this is how I am thanked? Drive 90 minutes to stand in line for hours as people around me and my son are drinking and drinking, then to get in and find no seat?

    I am sorry, Viking organization, but you are really trying my patience with this one. It is bad enough that your players have quit on us at midseason, but now you are quitting on your best fans.

    Please reconsider a priority-seating arrangement based on loyalty, which is season ticket seniority.

  28. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    also on that rating i believe you need a 5 year span to know what a qb has … if hes not a starter and has a low rating you know if hes a backup with a solid rating … above 80 … maybe hes worth a shot

    again i dont believe in absolutes so there are always exceptions …

  29. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Erik– I completely agree and understand your aggravation– truth is, this is the wrong forum– no one that can do anything about it is reading these blogs. You need to call the Vikings– get anyone you know with season tickets to call– and I mean call– be relentless, get through to upper management– make your voice heard. I said at mid-season for the AZ game we should empty the dome to send a message-unfortunately, it seems this organization is like many businesses– they do not fear or care if they provide a poor product or service– they figure there are others who will replace you…

  30. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    In business, it is known as the lifetime value of a customer. Many of these season ticket holders have paid enormous funds over years of loyalty– very poor business practice. The WIlfs are suppose to be better than this.

  31. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Shawn, a solid five years is what I think too– QB is a position which has a high learning curve– TJack has not shown he can do it– plain and simple. And did he take advantage of working under Favre? Did he pick his brain apart? What an opportunity for a young QB– the fact that it seems he did not maximize such a fantastic and rare chance to learn from a master of the position speaks loudly– life is like that for all of us— to be great– you must get ready when no one is watching— preparation meets opportunity— TJack was not ready.

  32. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    TJack is what he is … and thats a decent back up , I know Id rather have TJack than Patrick Ramsay

  33. By Tim on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    its time to see what joe webb can do in a real NFL football game he could be our QB of the future.

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

    I look at Kurt Warner, and even Brett Farve.

    Both of those boys were not wanted in their first year (Warner spent many years in the Arena League, NFL Europe, and Hy-Vee.

    Len Dawson, and Johnny Unitas both had zero results in their first year. It actually took Dawson several years.

    How many years did Warren Moon play in the CFL? More than 5!!!

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

    There’s alot of name calling on this site.

    Webb, Favre, and Jackson would probably just laugh.

    I don’t care.

    It’s not right.

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

    Jackson was hurt most of the last game… you say he’s done.
    —–Keep in mind that Jackson has had very few snaps with the first team the last TWO years.

    Webb has probably not had any snaps with the 1st team EVER before this week.

    If he has a bad game…some will say he’s done.

    Several have already said Frazier is done!!!?!!

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

    I mean we don’t have fans we have THEATRE CRITICS!!!!

  38. By xvike on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Well shawn its not that i don’t believe Webb cant be a good qb. The truth is, he is a rookie and this is a good defense that he will be throwing against. I honestly don’t think the offense will do much because we have a rookie leading the offense against a top defense, and also our offensive line has been struggling of late. Brett favre would’ve been out for the rest of the season for sure had he played last game against the NYG. Like i said, i hope that they put up a good fight but chances are, because of our struggling offensive line and the fact that we have a rookie qb throwing the ball, i doubt we’ll have much success moving the ball. Now if we were playing against the cards, broncos, or a team that gives up a lot of yards and td’s, then i have no doubt in my mind that webb could lead us to a victory. But its the bears and even though i don’t think they are that good of a team offensively, they are a good team defensively.

  39. By Ranow on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Ok, people, give Webb a chance. TJack sucks, and there’s no question about that. He has alway been, and will be, a backup QB-AT BEST. I just hope that Webb can pull off a good game and do what’s needed. The season’s done for us, but the team needs to get ready come next year…and to start they need to break in a new QB.

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

    Tarvaris Jackson

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

    You would respect him in person.

  42. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    lol fred … its not personal, i am sure tjack is a good human being but as for football hes a decent at best back up …. if it make you feel better fred IM THE WORST QB EVER, I SUCK!!!!!!!

  43. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    FRED …. TJack is waaaaaaaaaaay better than me !!!!!!!!

  44. By Ranow on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    fred, maybe i would respect him in person, but that’s far from the point. alright, he’s a lot better than i would ever be, but he’s a backup and won’t start for any football team again, except for when the main qb can’t start.

  45. By mr smiff on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t hate TJack. Like everyone else, I’m just disappointed in his apparent lack of improvement.

  46. By Todd on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Looking forward to seeing Joe on Monday!

  47. By mr smiff on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Me too. Who knows? We may be pleasantly surprised.

  48. By Ranow on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t hate the man, I’m just stating the truth. I don’t know why Childress thought that he would be a good quarter back…I’m just chalking it up as another bad choice by a bad head coach. And I”m hoping that Webb will actually surprise the Vikings fans and pull off a great game. Every rookie needs to start somewhere.

  49. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    I think Fred is pointing out there are better ways to handle TJack’s apparent lack of growth– for instance instead of calling him T-JOKE, maybe just call him Tavaris? Or that he SUCKS, maybe, say he is not at the caliber our franchise expects, and we wish him well. YOU all may say you don’t disrespect him. But what you say, says otherwise– and Fred makes an incredible point– standing with Tavaris at a dinner party, you would be respectful with your language– you would not say — You suck- so why be two-sided. R E S P E C T — come on Fred, start singing.

  50. By animal26 on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    We have to draft if at all possible either Andrew Luck or Ryan Mallet

  51. By animal26 on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    that argument doesn’t stand up too well Fred. Jackson has had so much time to learn the offense. My rule of thumb is give a qb 3-4 years in the system. If he shows no progress, then it’s time to dump him. Jackson has been in minnesota for 5 years and has shown no growth and that he is the same qb he was, when he first entered the NFL.

  52. By animal26 on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    He should at least be better then he was, after watching favre play.

  53. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Shawn- there are always exceptions? Really? That is an absolute.

  54. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    O I GET IT … WE NEED PARENTAL ADVISORY WARNING ICONS FOR OUR POSTS … OR MAYBE WE SHOULD ELIMINATE FREE SPEECH

    MAYBE THE NAZI’S HAD THE RIGHT IDEA SOMEONE SHOULD READ EVERY BLOG POST AND DECIDE WHICH ONES GET POSTED ….

    WELL IF THAT IS WHAT FRED WAS SAYING THEN FRED SUCKS

  55. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    @titus LOL or maybe that is the exception …

  56. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    By the way if youve ever played any sport or even a street game you talk smack … maybe instead of taking everything personal you should look at it as smack talk … how many times you play b – ball with friends and tell them they suck or laugh at them when the trip … good grief this if a fan blog with passionate fans that want to win …

  57. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Shawn, take it easy– if you want free speech, then others may say things you find offensive– think about it. Funny, now don’t get mad at me, please, for what I am about to say– because you said words don’t matter– seems like some posts got you agitated. Words have power.

  58. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    @TITUS …valid point

  59. By SmileyStar on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Why is anybody saying that the Vikings need to draft a QB? We just drafted Webb earlier this year. WTF!! We are better served using our draft picks to fix the O-line and the D.

  60. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    By Frederick Jones on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    I mean we don’t have fans we have THEATRE CRITICS!!!!

    Yes Fred , Football is entertainment … and we as fans are the critics, and the story / movie the Vikings put on the field this year …. SUCKS!!!

    BTW Fred you dont suck, remember i said i suck on this same blog … its smack talk

  61. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks Shawn.
    And for Smiley– a QB is essential to win the big one– we saw what Favre brought to our team last year– Webb is a rookie. Tavaris is gone. We need to get the best QB possible– I don’t think that is even an issue.

  62. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Shawn– I thought the Theatre Critics comment hilarious. Priceless.

  63. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    thanx =)

  64. By SmileyStar on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Titus – I’ll assume that you are agreeing with me that we don’t need to waste draft picks getting another rookie QB, because we already have a project QB (Webb).

  65. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    @smiley … Webb as far as fans know is a huge project, we will know more after monday night hopefully … but as of right now today we need a QB, its highly unlikely Webb will be ready for a couple years …

    I look at it like this .. you knew within 5 games tom brady was going to be good … same with manning, rivers, matt ryan, and all the good ones

  66. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    you could say the same for the really bad ones … within 5 games you knew

    jamarcus russell … ryan leaf … todd marinovich were not going to be good

    then there are the guys that are ok ups and downs whole career

  67. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    I would say if webb goes out makes some plays and of course some mistakes, he get a chance to build on it

    however if he goes 12 – 32 106 yards 0tds and 3 ints … well guess what …

  68. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Not always Shawn– Kurt Warner is one of my most favorite players ever– he was awesome, but he was bagging groceries for minimum wage before the Super Bowl– he was traded all around, went to different leagues– and he was a diamond not yet polished. You cannot say Warner was average.

  69. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Smiley, we need to get another QB— hopefully someone who already has shown something, so yes, I am agreeing to a point— rather get a QB from another team– at least we will see a lot of Webb — maybe the next three games.

  70. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    lol titus … always exceptions to the rule … no absolutes

    and yes i have an exception to no absolutes …

    if you are born then you will die

  71. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    I used to party at University of Northern Iowa and my mom works there …

    that where kurt warner played college ball

  72. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Awesome, did your mom or you get to meet him when he was an unknown?

  73. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    no i dont think so although everytime she hears his name or see him on tv she tell me where he went to college ….. she does have her picture with zygi wilf and some various players

  74. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    i have left the s off of a lot of word”s”

  75. By Ricefield on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Speaking of Warner,

    He wasn’t even supposed to play for the Rams the year they went to the Superbowl. Trent Greene got injured in preseason (or the first game of the season. I can’t remember which) and Vermielle (sp?) was reluctant to play Warner.

    Even after the season, the coach left St. Louis because the head office wanted Warner but he wanted Greene so he took Greene and went to Kansas City and well everybody knows how that worked out.

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

    Titus, Mr. Smiff, Shawn,

    It is true that Tarvaris Jackson’s play has been disappointing.

    I have seen very few people admit, that in the last game, he was playing HURT.

    And he was HURT BAD, or he would be on IR the rest of the year. He had to play they had no one else.

  77. By paul on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Webb never played a game in freezing conditions, go out a sign JEFF GARCIA!

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

    As far as free speech, I defend your right to say anything.

    I also reserve the right to say anything.

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

    Has anybody here, heard of Larry Wingert—Motivational Speaker?

    He has some great points but he reminds me of Chris Farley’s
    “The man who lives in a van down by the river”

  80. By Ricefield on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    That was funny Frederick. But then again I laugh everytime I hear the name “Chris Farley”. LOL

  81. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Fred– I defended your free speech quite well, and Shawn very graciously accepted my argument.

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

    Jeff Garcia, there’s a classic NFL QB story for you young un’s

    He was great for several years with the 49ers, then had a bad year. They traded him, and he wound up playing and starting a few games for various losing teams. He was down and out with a lousy Detroit team.

    All of a sudden, he gets picked up by Philly and leads them into the playoffs!

    It would be like Dante Culpepper doing that next year for somebody.

  83. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    No Fred, have you ever heard of Dr. Mark Chironna?

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

    —Larry Wingert, calls himself the Pitbull of Motivational Speakers.

    He actually tells people they suck. “Your life sucks, because you suck”

    He is correct.

    But since when is it good to call people names?

    But I’ll go back and listen to him some more. It’s a little like listening to some bloggers here. Seriously.

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

    Titus, no but I have heard of “My Sharona” but that’s a story not meant for a blog!!!

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

    Ricefield, Chris Farley was unbelievable!

    Remember when he grabbed the fan and said,

    “Luke Skywalker, I am your FAAAther.” etc.?

  87. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Ha ha ha– funny Fred, but I don’t think that is a good motivational speaker for me.

  88. By Ricefield on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah, Farley was great, Frederick, may he rest in peace.

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

    Titus, I will not reveal your secret identity.

    I watched part of a youtube.com video where Dr. Chironna talked about having a variety of cultures in every church choir. Nothing wrong with that. He may be a very good preacher, and certainly speaks very well.

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

    Titus—Larry Wingert has some far out ideas, and I think some good common sense. Has it helped me to listen to him? Not yet.

    But it might!

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

    Thank you all again for a great blogging experience.

    IT’S ALL GOOD! ! !

  92. By Titus on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    I heard Dr Chironna last year– incredible material, way too deep for a blog discussion– about Kairos vs Chronos time and how to master Kairos to maximize your time, even to make up for lost opportunities. Like I said, this is not the place.

  93. By Ricefield on Dec 16, 2010 | Reply

    Lo, there do I see my father.

    Lo, there do I see my mother, my sisters and my brothers.

    Lo, there do I see the line of my people back to the beginning.

    Lo, they do call to me. They bid me take my place among them in the Halls of Valhalla where the Brave my live FOREVER!!!

    Now that’s motivational.

  94. By arrow86 on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    Let’s agree in advance to not criticize Joe Webb’s performance for these remaining three games. This will be a test of the Viking coaching staff to develop a package around his skills and understanding of the game to help him be successful. He will go up against 3 very good defenses. I like his confidence and swagger, but that will go away soon, if he is mercilessly criticized.

  95. By Ricefield on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t intend to criticize Webb, so I will make that pledge.

    However, that doesn’t get the rest of the team off the hook. If I see them playing like they did in that Giants game, I will be very PO’ed to say the least.

  96. By arrow86 on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    I posted this the other night Ricefield. A true fan of Brett Favre posted how much they wanted him to throw at least one more pass, so his career wouldn’t end with an interception. I too, want that to happen. I threw that fan this lifeline… “I envision Favre playing in the Detroit game at our home Ford field. Favre’s final pass will be a 50 yard touchdown bomb on a tackle eligible. (Probably Loadholt, since he isn’t too busy at the line of scrimmage.) And Favre runs the length of the field butt slapping all the way up the tunnel. Joe Webb then enters to mop up a 35-10 Viking victory.!

  97. By Ricefield on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    Sounds good to me, Arrow.

    It could happen but like I said the other night too. It scares me the way our o-line is playing and watching Brett carted off the field on a stretcher would not be the way I would want to remember him.

    He’s one tough son-of-a-gun though and its possible the team would rally around to give him the send off he deserves.

    I have to say though, to all the fans thinking Brett should come back next year, I don’t think so folks. The team had to go get him this year. If he says he’s done this year, I think he means it.

  98. By Ranow on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    I would also hate to see Farve’s last game being one in which he was carted off the field. I believe that the team will help him to get him the send off that he deserves, as long as they’re able to. Even if it’s just the final drive of the season.

    However, the next three weeks are going to belong to Webb. Good luck, kid…make Minnesota proud.

  99. By PAUL M. on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    A STAR IS BORN??

    THE KID HAS LOOKED GOOD IN EVERY GAME HE’S BEEN IN.

    LET’S GIVE HIM A CHANCE TO HAVE SOME GROWING PAINS. WITH A WELL CRAFTED GAME PLAN, THE VIKINGS CAN TAKE A CONSERVATIVE APPROACH WHILE SPRINKLING IN SOME EASY PLAYS FOR JOE. THE JETS WENT THROUGH EXACTLY THE SAME THING WITH MARK SANCHEZ LAST YEAR.

  100. By JohnVikesFan on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    Should have kept Rosenthals and got rid of Jackson. Just another Vikings mistake!

  101. By viking joe on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    DONT HATE! APPRECIATE

  102. By GOLDVIKE on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    FRED I AGREED WITH YOU TO GIVE T-JACK A CHANCE AND SEE WHAT HE LEARNED FROM FAVRE BUT THE ANSWER IS NOTHING . GO JOE WEBB!!!!!!!!!

  103. By skolpurpleandgold on Dec 17, 2010 | Reply

    YO JOE! This news makes me happy. Tjoke on ir and webb more than likely starting. Good news. Joe can do it, very talented and athletic.

  104. By Jason on Dec 18, 2010 | Reply

    Should have kept Sage !!! He was always talking to Brett on the sidelines and he probably learned alot from him and we could really use him right now !!!

  105. By Stoney on Dec 18, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Joe, I’ll be rooting for you. I hope after mon. game, we Viking fans will be looking forward to seeing you at QB next season!

  106. By Candyman on Dec 19, 2010 | Reply

    As much as I wish we could have 2009 Favre back for 2011 its not gonna happen. So I have one word…. MCNABB !!!!!!!

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