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Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 2, 2011 – 7:27 pm

It’s been a while, but this week’s Monday Morning Mailbag will actually be on a, you know, Monday morning. Scheduling quirks and snowstorms have pushed the weekly feature to days other than Monday recently, but this week we’re back to normal.

With the season now concluded I’m sure you have a lot of comments and questions. So let’s tackle them.

To submit a comment or question to the mailbag, send an email to me at wobschallm@vikings.nfl.net. You can also submit your comment or question in the comments section below this entry. Remember to include your name and town on the email. We can’t post every comment and question, but we’ll try to answer each question.


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183 Responses to “Submit Your Monday Morning Mailbag Questions”

  1. By jgriffin on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I think the vikings need speed in the secondary( safety ) and some offensive line help . a speed receiver would help also. special teams must get better or they will be a 6 ,7 win ten. too many negative offensive plays every game

  2. By Brian J Charles on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    How is it that a receiver (or other) can have possession of the ball and reach out and extend the ball just over the goal line (or into the in zone) and then lose possession via fumble or the ground and it is called a TD because the ball broke the plain. And yet a receiver who catches the ball in the in zone and has possession who does not maintain possession all the way to the ground is ruled an incomplete pass. As in the Detroit game on Sunday when it was reviewed to see if the Detroit receiver broke the plain of the goal line (after extending)before losing possession of the ball on the tackle….????

  3. By steven on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    since it seems that the vikings are going to keep frazier as coach for next year i was wondering what the feel is about him in the organization and how do u feel about him most likely being the coach of the vikings

  4. By Alvin smith on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    In The Draft of 2011. The Minnesota Vikings Will Need To Draft A Free Saftey, A Wide Reciever Like Blackmon Or Julio Jones, And Plus We Need Ah QB Because Joe Webb Might not Get it. He Only is good At Running But when It comes To Throwing he Cant Get the Job Done. We Maybe Should Draft A Young Throwing Quaterback Like Ryan Mallet but if he dosent come to the Nfl This Year Then Go straight With A TOp 3 wide Reciever. I Thank Blackmon would be a Good choice

  5. By Jason Payne on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I just wanted to say that the Vikings fans are the greatest !! I came to Minneapolis for the GB game,it was my 1st NFL game,I had to see Brett play at least once. It was a big deal for me being that I’ve been a Favre fan since 92 and I’m also from Mississippi. But just wanted to say that everybody I met and came across up there were just some of the nicest folks I ‘ve ever met and I had a great time in your city and I look forward to maybe coming back one day. Thank y’all !!! See ya !!

  6. By Merrybeth on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    No question, I just want to thank Brett for giving us two of his wonderful years. His enthusiasm for the game, his zest for life, his sense of humor, and above all, his commitment to the game of football, has been a source of awe, admiration, and countless thrills. Thank you Brett!!!!!

  7. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    1. Find a QB
    2. Replace Madeiu Williams
    3.Replace Bernard Berian
    4.Replace Bryant McKinnie

    and get healthy … WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK IN IT NEXT YEAR!!!!!

  8. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    BRING BACK MOSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    How long before we start hearing Frazier make some coaching changes?

    WR Coach
    OL Coach
    DB Coach

    and what are the chances of Mike Singletarry being our DC?

    o yea RB coach since Bienemy is moving on…

  10. By tim dann on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    just wondering what pick the vikes get in2011 draft like 7th or 8th

  11. By Titus on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    What will you do to prove Old School wrong?

  12. By pat on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    will the vikings go for a quarterback in free agency or the draft

  13. By Titus on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Pat, I am not sure it’s an either, or.

  14. By Titus on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Will you hire Chilly as offensive coordinator?

  15. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Question: How do the Vikes switch to the NFC West? I think we’d be #1 seed right now at 15-1! None of those teams have O-lines either, we belong there. Let’s look into it.

  16. By Titus on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Sounds like the local news knows something about Frazier’s future– or they are just trying to keep me in front of the TV after this Seahawks game–

  17. By vlad19 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I am with Arrow, how do we petition the league to get into the west….. better yet, let’s try and get into the indoor league… I think McKinnie can handle ANY of those indoor arena d-ends…. Loadholt can probably handle them too. We INSTANTLY move to the head of the class!!!!!

  18. By Alvin smith on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    1. Find a QB With A Great Arm and Great Timing
    2. Replace Madeiu Williams
    3.Replace Bernard Berian
    4.Sign A good Tight End because tight ends are showing up big now days.
    5.Here Should be the Ones you should Release at Wr.
    Bernard Berian,Hank Basket,Greg Lewis,And Greg Camilreo. And Sign A Couple of more Recievers With Good hands, Great Speed and That is strong and Fast.
    6.Sign a New Reciever Coach, O-line Coach And a Defensive back Coach and We will be The Best Team In the Nfl.

  19. By ben on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Glad to see marcus sherels on the roster, should have put him in there along time ago

  20. By Ricefield on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    My question:

    How do I get on this team?

    I’m 35 and haven’t played football since High School but I was lineman and I’m sure I could be as good as McKinnie.

  21. By Titus on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Well, the news said Frazier is expected to get a three year contract as head coach– am I the last one to hear that?

  22. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    vlad: If we go arena league I know we can get Kurt Warner back at QB and middle linebacker.

  23. By Mike on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I think we should bring back B.Farve to the QB coach

  24. By vlad19 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Arrow, if we get Arena league we are instantly the “whatever cup” winners… I got money on that one! Warner or NO warner…. Vikes would be King of THAT hill! Alas reality sets in!!!!!

  25. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, don’t sweat it, I was the last one to hear about Frazier. Here is some math for vlad, Titus, Ricefield and others who are dismayed with the O-line:

    Bryant McKinnie is listed at 335lbs. and earns a salary of $3,150,000. Since he’s used to getting his QB’s planted, I’ll use this farming analogy. The Vikings are paying $9,402.99 / lb. for the horse$h!t play of McKinnie.

  26. By IowaVikesFan on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Who do you think the least popular VIkings player is? I would have to say McKinney judging by post..lol.

    Serious Question: Do you think the vikes will draft a QB or try to sign a free agent to continue to develop Webb. Do you think it’s Possible they do both? Do you see TJack on this team in 2011?

    Outdoor stadium in 2011!!!

  27. By vlad19 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Yes, Arrow, but Wobs says McKinnie is GOOD… that we “learned” footballers don’t know squat…. Wonder what Brett would say about that one? I suppose if McKinnie is good, Loadholt is prodigy material…. As for McKinnie and “335” what a joke, that lard-ass is about 380 if an ounce – no wonder he can’t move with the ANY defensive ends in the NFL…. this thing called mobility, he doesn’t have it!

  28. By CaribooBill on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Now that the regular season is over for the Vikings, you should be able to determine, exactly, where we will be in the draft in the first round, since the order will be set for all the teams who didn’t make it to the playoffs. Please determine this and let us know. I would also like to know what draft picks we currently hold in each round. I would also like to know which players are free agents and restricted free agents. Can you please summarise all this information? Thanks.

  29. By vlad19 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    iowavikesfan – i know you are asking the Oracle, Mike Wonschall, the divinity that says Bryant McKinnie is good and we just misunderstand him…. But if you were asking ME, I would say we ought to go with Free agent QB, yes, guy like Orton and a draft around 4 of a undervalued QB – (don’t fall for the old #1 status as the ONLY QB pick as how many of them panned out at QB over the years – Klingler, Leaf, Crouch, Shuler…. list is endless — contrarily guys liek Brady was 7th round, Walter Payton, Jerry Rice late rounders…) the theory of BIG money for BIG gamble is stupid football. Orton or guy like Kolb, with a growth QB in late round or let’s see if Webb can develope as QB of future. That would be My plan – it is also Parcells football. Why waste so much money and hope on a gamble and any college kid is a gamble, no matter the lineage!

  30. By Titus on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Put McKinnie and Loadholt on treadmills.

  31. By AlldayEveryday on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Good one! Arrow86 9,402.99 /lb Wow he shouldn’t get that per game!

  32. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    McKinnie and Loadholt each are listed at 335 and 341. In the other games I watched today those Tackles were around 6’5 and 315 to 325. D-ends have too much speed and power today, you can line up Mt. Rushmore across from them and they’ll still bull rush em’ and plant your QB!

    P.S. I was momentarily blocked I think for putting “procto” in my post.

  33. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    wow guys these are all great questions but you know hes not prepared to answer areal question …. he will pick questions like

    Do you think Favre looked happy the last couple of weeks?

    Do you think we will play football next year?

    or this will be his tough answer ….

    Seems we had a bunch of injuries this year. Do you think thats why our record was bad?

  34. By Ben on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Do You think a Mcnabb Trade is likely? Or possible at the least, a 4th round draft pick would be suffice you would think based on the redskins play this year and their decision to bench him at the end of the season; even a 5th round draft pick considering where Vikings will range

  35. By Ben on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    …*early on the board

  36. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    CaribooBill: Vikings draft #12. Detroit drafts #13. Too many cruddy teams simultaneously masquerading in NFL uniforms. We still have the TWINS!

  37. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Ben: NFL network reported that McNabb’s contract is null and void now due to his being moved to #3 and the Redskins don’t owe a cent. He’s basicly a free agent. I was organizing the ticker tape parade for McNabb a few weeks ago, before our friend Shawn told us how Rhett Bomar is going to sweep us off our feet like Rhett Butler in “Gone with the wind!” I see too much potential in Webb for them to bring in a high dollar veteran now. For Webb to develop, he can’t be looking over his shoulder ever time he makes a mistake.

  38. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Nova: If your still up, your boy Carson Palmer will get the 4th best new teammate in the league come April. Shawn: Mosses new locker buddy will be picked 8th in April. LOL! You guys know that I’m just kidding you. Don’t go medieval on me!!!

  39. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    lol arrow … i would bring in a mcnabb if hes FREE agent, I wouldnt trade for him anymore though…

    I think we bring a minimum of 4 QBs into training camp for competition

  40. By Ben on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    oh wow, Redskins really dogged him something shocking lol yeahh Webb has got amaxing potential, and I can see what you mean by adding to much pressure to him by bringing in mcnabb or another quarterback, i guess the vikings have to decide wether they want to look longterm or shorterm, I believe our number one priority is to secure Rice before next season

  41. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Im open for anything as long as we win … Moss / no Moss … McNabb / no McNabb … Chilly / no Chilly

    yea nevermind , not anything

  42. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn: I agree. I think the OTA’s are going to be really important to the Vikes possible success next season and Webb’s continued development. 4 QB’s is not an unreasonable expectation. Heck, I call at least 3 plumbers for estimates when my $h!tter$ backed up!

  43. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    yea Joe is a big boy and a little competition wont destroy him and if it does well … o well

  44. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I like Titus’s idea … treadmills for McKinnie and LOADholt

  45. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Ben: I’m only proposing this as a possible remedy. The Vikes have grown some good cabbage selling #4 jerseys. They need to fill that mix. I know, I haven’t worn my #14 jersey yet for jammies, but they need to get a great established player that re-ignites some of the fanbase (Maybe it’s a defensive player, maybe Plaxico Burress get paroled and changes his name legally to Yosemite Sam! I think they should make priority #1 having the most bad-a$$ O-line in football to protect our QB and make some holes for AP and Gerhart. This will speed up Webb’s development as he won’t have to take cover everytime he hollars “HUT!”

  46. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Arrow, that might be the answer … Eagles gave Vick a second chance … maybe Vikings could land Plax … i could root for him

  47. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    If he’s available at #12 the center from the University of Utah is agile, powerful, and brilliant. He’s like a young Matt Birk. Seth Olson on the practice squad is a Minnesota kid from Wilmar who played at Iowa and then with the Broncos. He could take McKinnie’s spot. Are guards when healthy Hutch and Prilosec are solid. Watch Black Monday! Some of the fired head coaches usually pop up as position coaches or coordinators.

  48. By vlad19 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, TOO funny… Wobs takes the parachute like any good (facile) beat reporter… I am close to getting censored too I am sure… but you are right, he is like Denny Green, NEVER answer the tough questions, the menaingful questions, but where do you think Brett will go fishing? is about right….
    As to McKinnie and a treadmill, I say Jenny Craig and treadmill, and ephedrin too… then little speed in his coffee before gametime…. Oh that and an alarm clock!

  49. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn: The beauty of it is the Vikes could sell his jersey at the Warner Brothers store too once his legal name change takes effect. He could petition the league to change his number to 00 to match his first statements when the gun went off “Oh, OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!”

  50. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    wikipedia says early 2011 release date …

  51. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn: I have one question, over the holidays did Randy Moss like the way you prepared the holiday meal, or wasn’t it good enough for his poochie?

  52. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    We live in a country were Sammy ” The Bull ” who killed 23 people is free and Plaxico Burress who shot himself cant get work release lol

  53. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    lol Arrow

  54. By vlad19 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Regards to competition… guys, it is NFL football. Thes guys been competing for jobs for many years – just because they have been “elite” at collegiate level doens’t mean they are frail in the gut – and IF they are, do you really want the guy? If a guy can’t handle challenge to the spot, sompetition for his paycheck, you really want the guy???? Dimitrious Underwood!!!! Need I say more? Guy was unstable and wasted first round pick about 10-12 yrs ago…. NO, I want Webb to know we got real footballers competing – frankly Webb needs to read defesnses betteer – tonight he was awful – basic, uncovered corner over tackle and open end, and he doesn’t check out of play on about 4-5 occasions. NO, bring competition, McNabb might be good money spent to shine a star like Webb if indeed he has IT!

  55. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    vlad19 … do you write somewhere , its good stuff

  56. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    the vice president can shoot a guy in the face ” on accident ” and Plaxico shot himself …

  57. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    vlad: I’m not disagreeing with your argument. If we bring in McNabb, the expectation is that he would start for 1-2 years for a boat load of cash, while at the same time grooming Webb. When McNabb has a bad game we’ll all be buzzing for Webb. If Webb outplays McNabb or whoever, then we’re paying a backup a ton of money we could place in another skill position. If that O-line gets shored up, A.P. Toby, and Webb could all run for 1,000 yards next year!

  58. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    vlad didnt underwood suffer from schitzophrenia ?

  59. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn: We all knew Cheney couldn’t shoot straight. It was the other dummy’s fault for going anywhere near the guy with the gun.

  60. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn: Underwood was diagnosed as suffering from schitzoteamia. He was proud to play for any team as long as he was paid by the Vikings!

  61. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    o of course arrow, i wouldnt suggest anything else … but could a brother get some early work release lol

  62. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Last year’s Viking draft reminded me of the Underwood / Culpepper draft. Green and the Vikes front office thought they knew more than the college coaches. Nick Saban was telling anyone who would listen that he felt Underwood was faking injuries and choosing which games he was healthy enough to play in, and yet the Vikes drafted him. DeGear had many negatives from his college career going against him, and yet, the Vikes saw potential. Di Imperio is changing from linebacker to fullback or is it the other way around. Webb was going to be a wide receiver and now he’s back to QB. I’m suprised they didn’t move Gerhart to playing cornerback.

  63. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    gerhart at safety maybe … kidding

  64. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn: Kidding aside, on another post you pointed out how the Bears rebounded in a short period of time. We could model our resurgence around the Bears. Find a high profile-immediate impact player like a Peppers and then pick a quality player off of the Bears or Packers like a Chester Taylor, and create a weakness in a division rival and then draft and trade for corners, safeties and O-linemen!

  65. By larry moore on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    what changes will there be in training camp ?will you hire a quarterback coach that was a former qb?and will the fundmentials be taught in detail in coverage of recivers so on ? what about lineman coaching or teaching changes of fundmentails? are you going to address this in training camp?the focas on all of the details in pratices and express fundmentails and respondabilties are well known?

  66. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    The Packers had some difficulty protecting Rodgers last year. They immediately addressed it by drafting in the first round Brian Bulaga from Iowa. He’s already established a solid reputation in the Packer front line. We need the Viking organization to send an urgent and powerful message to address the current flaws in our beloved purple. Find guys who work hard, and are humble. Sam Bradford said tonight he hasn’t had time to make any major purchases this year getting used to all the preparation for playing quarterback. He bought a ping-pong table, but hasn’t even bought a car yet. I don’t want that POS Blackmon from O.S.U. A ton of talent, but a ton of growing up to do.

  67. By vlad19 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Yea, underwood had a lot of problems, but that is my point… you gamble with college picks more than a legacy of decent football snaps at NFL level. I always prefer a vet QB FA before the gamble… Remember Gina Torretta??? Heisman trophy winner, the guy was nothing more than a guard who threw the ball well enough to make a GREAT college football team Nat champs… didn’t mean he was a good QB….
    Arrow, I don’t think McNabb gets any piles of cash right now and he is competitor enough that he wants to fight! And it is WAY too early for anyone to be excited about Webb – I fear that kool-aid compulsion. He is Kordell Stewart, but faster… Michael Vick has had ONE NFL QB year…. I personally don’t think we should rest on that laurel, it is short branch and way too high a fall. We have to build a winner now – Webb will be hit and miss. McNabb is the prototype so good teacher for Webb if Joe IS the real deal. But he is not a shoo-in as our QB of future – so we had better be prepared! That is my philosophy.

  68. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    yea i think there are a lot of options availible, some quality pros that could step right in and improve our team

    there are 2 … 10-6 teams at home for the playoffs and the 7-9 Seahawks got a spot

  69. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Good suggested questions Larry. The Vikes should bring back some of the 50 greats to have personal mentoring of players who are weak at their position. Teach them how to view film and watch for opponent tendencies. Teach technique / fundamentals. Heaven, teach them how to be a professional and have pride in being a Viking, but that’s when today’s players would say this is a business, and “I’m taking my talents to South Beach!”

  70. By vlad19 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, I don’t write anywhere “officially”. but I write, yes. I like your gig too brother. This is good rap with you and arrow – funny and enlightened…. but while we are at it, Where do you thnk Brett goes fishing in the off-season?????

  71. By vlad19 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    you know, I think under Poindexter,our staff lost credibility except for Frazier – Leslie had stock. but the rest of the guys were puppets and talking heads for Childress. And when the team decided they would not play for Chilly (pretty bush-league by the way, no matter who your coach or whether you like him or not, you are professional football player, you PLAY) they pretty well abaandoned a program. Guys like Leber mailed it in this year. Our line wanted out and on vacation since week 3…. Bevel never was given free reign and therefore his credibility was never established – and look at the creative results… boring, predictable and guys who did not execute… offensive line and coach are bad…. special teams coach should be tarred and feathered… so Frazier has his work cut out for him!

  72. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    vlad: Once I climbed down off that high branch myself, I said, “What was I thinking??” I like a lot in how McNabb has always taken the high road to the critics from Rush Limbaugh, Steve Young, Terrell Owens, and now Shanahan. He also would be high profile enough to sell a lot of Viking #5 jersey’s. Everyone would think we like Kluwe, and his field condition Twitters. Some of Webb or any quarterbacks development has to happen between the lines on Sunday, or Monday night, and on Tuesday nights every 64 years. McNabb will want a longer deal with more guarantee’s than say an Orton or Hasselbeck. Another plus is that McNabb is very familiar with our offense.

  73. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn and Vlady Divac: Who are the high profile free-agents that are out there that could make it “Purple rain” on Viking opponents next year. And yes Shawn, I’m aware that you have Randy on speed dial!

  74. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    someone posted a site yesterday let me check

  75. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    here it is …

    http://www.footba llsfuture.com/freeagents.html

    i had to put a space in it because we are not allowed to say footba’ll

  76. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Safety is an area of need. I want a hitter like a Browner or Griffith. I see Atlanta is letting Jamaal Fudge go, (I think we have a few of his brother’s already playing the position, so I’ll move on.) Roman Harper of New Orleans or Sean Considine from Jacksonville are known to keep the play in front of them and bring a load to stop the run. Champ Bailey may be available from Denver. Quarterback: Bruce Gradkowski from Oakland might be a good fit. There was some guy named Manning from Indy, but I’ve never heard of him, so he can’t be that good.

  77. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Moss had a catch today …. HE MADE SPORTCENTER

    HES BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  78. By vlad19 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Personally, I think Hasselback and Orton are nice fix-its, but would not be good training mentors for Webb if joe is our future – McNabbhas similar game, they will work a mobile pocket, roll out stuff, and can sit in pocket and get out of trouble… so I think he is best fit for that. I kind of disagree though that McNabb would want long deal…. he has been around a bit, but a3 year deal would not be foolish in my mind. It is mistake to think Webb has what it takes for 2nd or third year – I just don’t put same stock in the kid – “exciting”is far cry from “the answer” or super Bowl leaders. McNab could instill that leadership intantly. And yes, McNabb has this entire offense in his head already… We are going to free up some money with loss of major free agents and won’t miss most… recommit to a new program now – but in hands of Webb????? I don’t like those odds.

  79. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Yea I was wondering about that Manning character, is he their starter?

    I would like Atari Bigby at safety … but hes injury prone

  80. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    There’s a lot of areas of need, and I doubt that we’ll address them all in free agency. But I hope that we lock up some of our players that are becomming free agents nice and fast. 2 are absolute musts: Rice and Greenway. It would be nice to get Edwards and/or Robison re-signed before they move on too.

  81. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    There are a lot of quality names on those lists. It would be surprising to see a lot of them hit free agency after (if) the NFL and the players agency gets things worked out for next season. Bigby is one that just might make it to free agency, but I think he is 50-50 right now.

  82. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn whenever you slide Mr. Moss into the discussion I always hear Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross singing “My Endless Love” in the background. Vlad: Very cerebral and astute observations McNabb not only wants to redeem himself, but also wants a ring. Keep it going guys!

  83. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    vlad im with you if the story about McNabbs deal is true he would be ” the answer” starter and mentor for 2-3 years until we learn more about Webb or some other youngster … Franchise Rice , and sign Edwards and if Leber wants to take a pay cut kool

    I dont like the idea of trading for a Kolb or a Palmer, when McNabb just needs a pen

  84. By vlad19 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Yes arrow, safety is HUGE need… we had practice squad guys on the field at the end and a near pro bowler last year in Williams playing like a practice squad cast-ff this year (I never saw so much abandonment by a bunch of guys in my life – Dr Jekyl/Mr Hyde stuff)…. I always HATED the SLOW Ty Johnson and he has played up to his max potential – did anyone measure this guy at the combine? Spielman has lost his touch or his mind with some of the picks the last few years…… Hussein, Sanford, Johnson, Williams….. and corners are not very sound group – it is “happy speak” to say “It is a young bunch…” still means BAD. And for all that Camarillo has brought us in his scintillating punt return performances (slow reinvented) and his catch every other week, I sure wish we went with Benny Sapp and sucked it up at WR…. we did anyway with the garbage that Childress thought was professional receiving corps… so he eviscerated BOTH sides of the passing game with that move in the end! Chilly, the gift that keeps on giving!

  85. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    OOPS YES GREENWAY, I FORGOT, HE NEEDS A 6 YEAR DEAL!!!!!!

  86. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    BTW – If anyone is wondering, (and if I did my calculations right) our draft position is #12 this year now that we lost to the Lions. The Lions were the only 6-10 team to have a tougher schedule than we had this year, so we are the second to last 6-10 team (out of 7 teams) to be drafting.

  87. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn: You’re right. With a pen McNabb can quarterback the Vikings and drive away in a new Volkswagen!

  88. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Don’t get too generous Shawn! I love Greenway, and hope he sticks with the team throughout his career, but I have seen more than enough players/coaches who shift into cruise control after getting a long-term contract like that. Make sure that he still feels the need to earn his pay in a few years…make it a lucrative 3 or 4-year deal for #52.

  89. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    you dont have to convince me lol

  90. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Greenway is tight with Wilf and will get a deal done. PurplePea: There were a lot of really $h!tty teams this year. But, hey, “We’re the 12th $hitt@st!”

  91. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    lol Arrow … ok maybe a pen and a car of his choice

  92. By vlad19 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    yea, I honestly think Donovan is the best fit – and to be returned to a competitive team, and yes, the base is still here I think – he might do 2 years readily. Perfect answer to me, and he will not be able to ask for $6-8 mil, whatever he was getting in deal with Wash… And the spirited and vital player he still is, he now has a chip on his shoulder and a diligent approach to the game. Webb learning under that program is better than he learning under Favre to be honest – McNabb will play the game the same way Webb is designed for!

  93. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    What Shawn? You can’t picture McNabb burn’n the midnight oil at Winter Park studying game film for Sunday, and then laying rubber in his Turbo Beetle to get to White Castle before all the weirdo’s show up. It could happen!

  94. By vlad19 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    a pen??? And I was talking $millions???? I want you guys as my agent if I ever return to playing coed flag football…. LOL! How about a hyundai with that pen????

  95. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    I cant wait to hear some news … it sucks i have to watch teams I hate for the next 5 weeks b4 there is just a constant flow of updates and speculation about Viking Football

    Frazier building the staff and team …

  96. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    vlad: Donovan doesn’t drive Hyundai’s since Kanye West dogged em’ in his Gold Digger hit.

  97. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Wow, I’m impressed. A few days ago few people in here had the sensible frame of mind to accept McNabb in Purple. Everyone wanted us to flush away a #1 pick on Kyle Orton’s little brother Mallet, or trade away half the team to move up enough to grab Luck.

    And I always thought that a loss made people less reasonable…

  98. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    To all: “You will see him on TV, any given Sunday. Win the Super Bowl and drive off in a Hyundai.” Matt Ryan and Tom Bunchen are both dealing on Hyundai Excels right about now.

  99. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Purple , I would like to sign McNabb IF the story I heard about his contract ending is true, I thought Orton was a free agent because the Broncos gave him a 1 year raise … I just dont want to trade anything for anyone but Manning or Brady at this point

    and I think if Mallet falls to us we draft him, and sign a free agent McNabb and even if Mallet doesnt fall to us I say we draft a guy like Stanzi in the 4th or 5th round

    We need competition at QB and let the best man win …

  100. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    vlad as your agent, my first negotiated item for you to come out of self imposed exile from flag football is for you to be allowed to touch above the naval with both hands for a tackle on any of the coed’s, and you can slap hiney’s on the dudes when they make a great play, as a tribute to Favre!

  101. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn: Now you’re talking. Stanzi in the 5th or even 6th round. He’ll be in this league 6 or 7 years from now under center. You might as well take a crack at the guy now. I’m going to watch Mallet closely against Ohio State Tuesday night. At 12th, unless we trade up, we’re better off with Ricky.

  102. By vlad19 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Arrow, make those terms non-negotiable and you are my agent! Put me in coach…..

  103. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb, Webb, Mallet, Bomar ….

    McNabb, Webb, Stanzi, Bomar …

    I bet one of those guys could QB us at least into the playoffs

  104. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    I just think that if we decide to draft a QB early (1st or 2nd round) then we are conceding our chances to get back on top for at least one year. From my research, there are 17 players from our team whose contracts have expired. That includes 8 starters. It’s just way too much to expect the team to come back from if we are spending one of our best choices on someone who is not going to be a quality starter by the beginning of the season.

  105. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    o yea i dont want to trade up either … stay put and see what comes to us

  106. By vlad19 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    I like this brain-trust I am reading… later round, undervalued QB in the draft, because veteran FA is better PROOF of ability, and growth is what we need to nurture. Win now AND develope the future is what we NEED to do because we don’t have that franchise guy at QB…. Notice how quiet the “T-Jack” crowd has gotten…. let him rest in peace finally and on another roster…. make room for Donovan and we might have leapt back into contention. he won’t let guys play like they did this year!

  107. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Remember Akili Smith? Ryan Leaf?? Sam Bowie??? Akili Smith was a can’t miss that missed with the Bangels, Ryan Leaf was drafted #1 while this guy from Tennessee who couldn’t win the big one was drafted later. (P. Manning). Sam Bowie was drafted by the Portland Trailblazers and was thought to be a can’t miss, possibly a future hall of famer. (Michael Jordan) was drafted later and hit a few shots and endorsed some underwear. Does anyone remember all the QB’s drafted ahead of Tom “Bunchen” Brady? Brady wasn’t as impressive at Michigan as Stanzi has been at Iowa.

  108. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    @purple … it most likely wont even be an option Mallet and Luck will be gone b4 we pick …. no way 49ers or Cardinals pass on a QB, so shouldnt think about it , we will get a OT or a safety maybe WR with our 1st pick

  109. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Oh Vlad: You’re scheduled for a scrimmage tomorrow night against the Hooter’s team from Mall of America tomorrow night. Oh, and I took the liberty of getting your Volkswagen Rabbit detailed.

  110. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn: If I read your pre-holiday scouting report you had Rhett Bomar ahead of Staubach, Tarkenton, and Montana and were looking into getting a pottery wheel to craft his likeness in clay for Canton. What happened??? (I hope it wasn’t mediocre catering again.) LOL

  111. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn – I hope you’re right. I’m personally hoping for an OT and a DT in the first two rounds. No offense to Big Pat, but I’d rather we bring in a rookie to take his place this year than sign him back on for two more years. As it is the defense has been subbing Pat out for a lot of plays this year, and the substitutions are doing worse than a true starter would be on our team.

  112. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    However vlad and arrow … signing McNabb and still drafting Mallet would make us good at QB for 15 years … yes the draft is a cra’p shoot for every position but all the good teams are stable at QB

    Steelers … 1st round QB
    Ravens ….. 1st round QB
    Falcons …. 1st round QB
    Packers …. 1st round QB
    Bears ……..1st round QB
    Eagles ……. 1st round dog fighter
    Colts ……….. 1st round QB
    Jets …………. 1st round QB
    Saints and Pats only 2 teams without 1st round starters

  113. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Arrow … I still have hopes for Bomar, but he needs to compete for it,

  114. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Purple parody: I thought LeTroy Guion has made some good plays in replacement of Pat Williams. Pat Williams is still better than 1/3 of nose tackles in the league. Unfortunately, two years ago, I might have placed him in the top 5. He needs to retire. Alabama has a pretty impressive guy that could replace Pat and do a good job of stopping the run.

  115. By Alex on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    He Manning wont be going anywhere from Indy. I think we need to get Palmer from Cincinnati or McNabb from Washington. Kolb would be a good fit also. Orton is a loser. I think if we get a T.O. he is a free agent, a Chad Ouchocinco and a Randy Moss we will have the Three Musketeers. For if you include Harvin at wideout. Then we have Peterson in the backfield we will be unstoppable. Then we need a new safety and a new Cornerback. If i recall Ed Reed is going to be a free agent also, as Darren Sharper. Lets put weinfield in the slot and get Champ Baily and maybe a Brian Dawkins from Denver. The three QBs that i mentioned are going to be the most logical sense to get. We get one of them and throw Tavaris Jackson out on the side of the curb with the trash where he belongs and keep Webb as our 2nd stringer. I think a neither thing we need to do is get rid of Loadholt and get a Jason Peters from Philly and move McKinney to right tackle. I think we keep Sidney Rice as our 5th wideout and get rid of the rest of our wideouts. I think that Roman Harper would fit in with this system well lets pursue him maybe. Well if you do all the things i told you to do and we will be in the Super Bowl next year. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO VIKINGS.

  116. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn – what about the Seahawks and the Chiefs? They both must be good teams…they made the playoffs, right?

  117. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn: So what I’m hearing you say about Bomar is: “You lost your receipt for the pottery wheel.”

  118. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Purple … i think Latroy Guion will replace PWilliams just fine and Guion is as young as a rookie and he has 3 years experiance … hes only 23

  119. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    ok purple you got me on the chiefs … but seattle no way

  120. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    The Chiefs aren’t as bad as they played today. If the Peahawks were a boy band they’d be “Color me Badd.”

  121. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    and yes besides the seahawks you have to say the playoff teams are good

  122. By vlad19 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Arrow, I like this VIP treatment already… you got my business… sadly I am in Florida… can we move that venue to Hooters down this way????? That is some kind of touch football i can throw myself into with energy…. and the rabbit, make sure it has spinners on wheels, and little running lights, in a head-turning violet…. Get that done and we are in the salad! DEAL!

  123. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Welcome Alex! Now put down the bong!!

    There is no chance that we (or any team) is going to be picking up all 3 head-case WRs that you called for. I’d be surprised to ever see two of them on the same team again.

    Also, Rice at #5!?!?!? Just how strong is the shît you’re smoking? He and Harvin would be trading themselves to Carolina if we did anything close to what you’re proposing.

  124. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Teams on the rise going forward in 2011. Detroit, Kansas City, Carolina-no one can be that consistent at being inconsistent. Tampa, Dallas, New England, and “Dah Raidah’s!”

  125. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn – I didn’t realize Guion was that young yet. I guess I figured since he was so familiar to me that he must be 26 or older. Still, it’s hard to argue with the decline in the play of the defensive line. Unless Guion is still showing big strides of improvement, I’d at least like to get one more young guy in there to compete with him or share the load.

  126. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    the other two 10-6 teams

    Giants …. 1st round QB
    Buccs ….. 1st round QB

  127. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    @Arrow – Be careful about your statement about Carolina: “no one can be that consistent at being inconsistent.”

    Remember that the Lions were landing top ten draft picks in about 80% of the last decade.

  128. By vlad19 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, very valid point, but the teams and QBs you present in example covers the gamut and many years of drafts and draft selections – there are more busts than boons…. so are we comfy with our talent as it stands to compete for super bowl or do we need to hedge it and make selections to bolster our position… I still say it is best done with FA vet and develope Webb and a middle to late rounder, and Bomar. THAT is a good competition! And we move into a football season with eyes on quick return to contention! but your point is good one, none the less. I just don’t feel we are in cozy enough position to put that much stock and green into a non-proven commodity like a #1 QB pick.

  129. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Alex: Do you have any idea the hourly rates it costs to keep Dr. Drew, Dr. Phil, Dr. Ruth and probably Dr. Dre to keep your headcase all-stars together? We’re not in Kansas anymore TOTO!

  130. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    yea but still IMO

    1st round pick should be

    Mallet or Luck if they fall …. then if they dont best available OT / Safety

  131. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn – are you actually using Eli in support of your argument? Come on now, you HAVE to admit that the Giants were winning most of their games DESPITE that first rounder…

  132. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    again it really isnt a debate … mallet and luck will be gone b4 we pick so … OT or Safety

    Cardinals and Niners pick b4 us unless one of them gets stupid and takes Newton or Locker

  133. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Hey guys: I hope you’ve had some laughs with my thoughts and ideas. I push the obnoxious meter when I go this late. Above all, don’t ever take any of my comments as being disrespectful to you. We’re all loyal Viking fans and want the team to perform at the highest level! Oh, and vlad, I did get a deal from Costco on some spinner hubs, and your down for a game against the Shady Acre Convalescent Home tomorrow at 2:30 so chop! CHOP!

  134. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    lol purple it does support my argument and I HATE ELI but he has a SB ring and pro bowls

  135. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn – why only Luck and Mallet? Have the others dropped in value? Newton, Ponder, Locker and possibly even Foles have all been projected as first rounders at some point this year.

  136. By vlad19 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Alex, Your exuberance for curing what ails the Vikes is admirable, but entirely imposible too…. it is real money not Monopoly money that spends int eh real world…. not to mention the triage we would be performaing ritually with all those egos you suggest we rodeo up to fill out our roster. Being able to shop in “Virtual Land” is one thing, but in the realm of salary caps and player management, your ideas are about halfway doable at best. But your enthusiasm for the project is engaging. Keep up the brainstorming.

  137. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn if Mallet or Luck fell to #12 they must have uncovered a major flaw in their combine, which tells me to run, not walk away from them. Plus, 1st round QB’s get more cabbage than most other position players.

  138. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    To me Newton is another Vince Young … not interested

    and Locker was 4-27 passing at one point the other night … thats ridiculous

    and again there is a long way to go b4 the draft I could change my mind on the other 2 as well … Mallet plays on Tuesday lets see

  139. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn – I’ll grant you that, but I just don’t like giving the little Manning credit.

    If you really insist that we have a 1st round QB at the helm though, I must at least remind you that we already have one on the roster. Pat Ramsey was the 32nd selection back in/around 2001. Let’s run with him!

  140. By vlad19 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Arrow, you lost the deal on the booking… I got a nudist colony gig set by Lee Steinberg….. The convalscents will have to apply ointments without me…. I am driving my Rabbit to the beach, where the sun always shines as does the moon! I am off to bed…. flag football with coeds at my ripe age of 52 is something I have to rest up for and eat plenty of carbs…. Cheers guys!

  141. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    I really think if you let me throw the ba’ll 27 times I could complete 4 of them, and I wouldnt draft me either

  142. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    I’ll have to try to remember to watch on Tuesday. I just happened to see Mallet play a few months ago in the only College game that I watched this season and was not at all impressed. He threw 3 or 4 INTs in that game, so you can understand why I cringe every time that I hear that the Vikings are going to select him.

  143. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    lol i dont think im insisting we have a first round QB on the team … all im saying is from what i know today and i dont know everything … we shouldnt pass on Mallet or Luck IF THEY FALL TO US

    and McNabb was a 1st rounder

  144. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Wel I just looked up Mallet’s stats, and it seems that I must have caught his only bad game the entire season. Hopefully I’ll be able to let him change my mind on him Tuesday night.

  145. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    lol you must have seen that alabama game the only one he threw 3 picks … that kinda funny

  146. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    college qb rating system is differant than NFl qb rating system to

  147. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Mock drafts are still putting Luck, Locker and Newton ahead of Mallet, so maybe we’ll still have a shot at him! Hopefully he leaves all that Alabama nonsense behind him though.

  148. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    its still early … but not for me good night purp and whoever else is still up

  149. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Anyways, this blog has dried up for the night, so I’m just going to try to find a way to knock myself out for a few hours.

    Catch y’all in the morning!

  150. By Frederick Jones on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn,

    I have to admire your post on the 1st Round QBs in the NFL. Eight good teams with 1st Rounders as starters?!

    The Vikings will have a high pick this year. Should they use it for a QB or an offensive lineman?

  151. By JOE on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    the one and only question there should be so what quarterback are the vikings going to draft

  152. By Carl Brodin on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Cariboo i believe the Vikes will be picking no. 7 in each round this up coming draft. I sure hope the rumor is right about Leslie Fraizer and the three year contract. He sure took this squad upward a bit from where it was this year. Just think what he could do with a full training camp and a full year.

    Carl Brodin,

    Oshkosh, WI

  153. By kerry e on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    With the stadium deal being needed do you see it posssible that the vikes can pay a 1/4 of the fee mn pay a 1/4 and then the vikes petition north and south dakota for the other half put the stadium where the 3 states come together and call them the minn-dakota vikings?????? i would b great

  154. By martin on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    the win vs the eagles while we enjoyed it caused the vikings about 6 spots in the draft…

  155. By kerry e on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    why are the vikings picking number 12 in the draft they had a 6-10 record like the other teams picking as low as 7 was it like the conference records or division records or was it all head to head or what?

  156. By kerry e on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    please tell me the first thing we do is get a qb b we can call our franchise qb we need a qb its been years since we had a real 1 of those….

  157. By kerry e on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Qb QB Qb Qb Qb Qb Qb Qb Qb Qb Qb Qb

  158. By Luke on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Hi Mike,

    Assuming there is a season next year, the Vikes have a lot of obvious areas to improve on. Aside from filling the coaching position, where is the team most likely to seek veteran help, and where will they look to the draft?

    Thanks,
    Luke (Moose Lake)

  159. By cody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    since we didnt do so well this year how many draft picks do we have and what are the chances of us drafting ryan mallet for a qb and juilo jone and another good tackle that can replace bryant m.

  160. By SmileyStar on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Not exactly sure why we got rid of Moss this year, when it seams we have more than a few players who “Play when they want to play”

  161. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Will there be a professional season next year or will we be seeing a second replacement season? If this be the case what will the draft and such mean to the Vikings?

    Congrats to you fans who wanted the Vikings to lose for the possibility of a higher pick in the draft, please note that rookies need time to be any good in the NFL, Very, very few rookies can play at this level just out of the collages.

  162. By viking joe on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    ANYBODY KNOW WHO ALL THE FREE AGENTS ARE?

  163. By viking joe on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    REWORD THIS OUR 18 FREEAGENTS???? ANY BODY KNOW!!!!!!

  164. By David Plowman on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    I, for one am glad that the season is over. Now is time to clean out the vikings. Here is what I would suggest.
    1.. Re sign AP.
    2. Get rid of TJack, Shepard, Berrian, Tahi, McKennie, Loadlolt, Cook and anyone who plays safety.
    3. Do not trade for a washed up veteran QB. Take your lumps and pick one in the draft.
    4. Resign Pat Williams.
    5. Favre will not be the QB coach so that is a wash. Find a genius offensive coordinator in the college ranks and hire him.
    6. Find an offensive line coach like Mike Tice. Sure Mike was not a head coach material but look at what he has done with the offensive line at Chicago.
    7. Build a new stadium. And if that cannot be done;
    8. Move out west get into the NFC west. The vikings could probably win that division as is.

    And for myself, I am going to forget this season even exited. I want to thank Favre for giving it his all this year and I hope that next year the vikings are still in Minnesota. I also hope there is a season next year.

    And for all the rest of you bloggers, Thanks for the good blogs and hope to hear from you in the new season.

  165. By Frederick Jones on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Way too many fans think it’s all about the QB or the Coach.

    —-Last time I checked there were 11 players on a team in football.

    —-Let’s see YOU throw the ball with 5 or 6 300 pounders trying to rip your head off!!!

    —-The coach is not as valuable as the top player on any team.

  166. By Paul on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    So it looks like we get the 12th pick in the draft. That philly game hurt us more then it helped us. If the Vikings would have lost that game they would have picked 7th. Well that kind of sucks.

  167. By GOLDVIKE on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    I SAY START WEBB AND GET GARCIA AS A BACKUP. YOU CAN ALWAYS PULL WEBB IF HE DOESN ‘T PERFORM

  168. By Frederick Jones on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Goldvike: I like your idea, except you can’t be serious about bringing Garcia out of retirement?

    There are many veteran qbs who could fill the role you are talking about. If not, trade for one!

  169. By Frederick Jones on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    WE should concentrate on the offensive line, followed by dbacks, d-line, etc.

    JOE WEBB is the Vikings QB of the future!

  170. By David Plowman on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Fred,

    I agree that the vikings should leave Garcia alone but do not trade for a washed up veteran QB. Look who is out there.

    1. MsNabb- washed up and has not respect for authority and needs Andy Reid to excel.
    2. Palmer. Not worth the draft picks to get him.

    What I would do is bring in Hill as a backup. He beat the vikings yesterday. Oh I forgot, the vikings beat the vikings yesterday. The O-line back up to its old tricks again. You know the sad piece about this. There are no veteran QB’s out there that would play for the vikings with the O-line the vikings have.

  171. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    @Viking Joe – Here is the list of Vikings whose contracts are up:
    Brett Favre
    Sidney Rice
    Chad Greenway
    Ray Edwards
    Pat Williams
    Ben Leber
    Ryan Longwell
    Naufahu Tahi
    Brian Robison
    Fred Evans
    Ryan Cook
    Greg Lewis
    Tarvaris Jackson
    Lito Sheppard
    Frank Walker
    Eric Frampton
    Hank Baskett

    I’m not sure where the team stands on the two new QBs (Ramsey and Bomar) but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were only signed as patches to finish the year.

    You can see that is a lot of men that we need to worry about. Favre’s obviously not coming back, but the next two or three on the list should definately be given a new contract. The men towards the end of the list should be easy to replace with cheap free agents or late round drafts. The guys in the middle should then be replaced either with high draft picks or quality free agents.

    I feel the need to point out that the team is also likely to trade/drop Berrian and M.Williams. Some young safeties have been showing some promise on the team in Williams’ place, but we would be wise to find a speedy receiver to replace Berrian so that we have someone to help stretch the field on the other side of Rice.

  172. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    @kerry e – The reason that we are #12 in the draft, behind 5 of the other teams that also hold a 6-10 record is because we had a more difficult season than they did. That is decided by the wins and losses of the teams we played. Of all 6-10 teams, only the Lions played against teams with more wins than we did.

    The reasoning behind it is that had we been lucky enough to play an easier schedule, we would have won more games, and so moved back in the draft anyways.

  173. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GARCIA IS 109 YEARS OLD ………… NOOOOOOOOOOO GARCIA!!!!!!!

  174. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Rookies take time to be any good in the NFL, we need to win now, why not take a QB that another team has developed in the draft, a veteran in not necessarily an old dude. If they take a rookie now are you ready to be at the bottom of the League for years to come?

  175. By gary on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    What the vikes need is, A head coach w/some fire in his belly and still have “the boys” play for him NOT Cowers, NOT Ditka they were raving launatics and certainly, N O T Singletary!!! He is a crazed gorila.

    I have been crying secretly for the last 3 yrs or so because our big cowboy puppy just comes out to “have fun” noooooooooo noooooooo this is work big pup leave your playing for home time. T H E N he has his own talk show THIS IS LUDICROUS!!! IT IS NOTHING BUT A C O N F L I C T OF

    I N T E R E S T which will take you down every time

    I like Frazier,but, he is a good assistant coach why would 7 other teams pass on him???? for head coach

    Please a head coach with some guts and stamina to clean up winter park from the inside out, and throw out the trash and show the whole world
    that we doo know the basic fundamentals being a players coach means onyl one thing to a player that he is the boss, and not the coach

    the world know

  176. By Heidi Johnson on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Why doesn’t the owner of the Minnesota Vikings hire Brett Farve as head coach for 2011-2012 Season? I want Brett Farve!!!

  177. By Rick on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Thank you Tjack, and Webb for showing us that Brett did not lose this season for us. It was Childress and Childress only. His poor in game decisions on when to kick a fieldgoal and when to go for it on fourth down. He lost at least 2 games that way plus , his failure to challange the Greenbay Game TE Quarless TD cost us a third game.

    Also, If they get Rice his new conract and he gets that surgery earlier at least 2 of the other early games end differently.

    Don’t get me wrong, I am a Webb fan, but with Brett we win that game too!

    It does not take much to turn a team from 12-4 to 6-10, and it does not take that much to turn it back to 10-6 or better.

    Add at least 2 wins for 2011 with Frazier just on better in game decisions, add 2 more games with Frazier because the players will play for him.

    Finally, Brett never used the words retire! One year older could mean a 5% deteriation , but the injuries, are somewhat of a fluke that might not happen next year. So even if Brett would drop 5% twice for each year since 2009, that is only a total drop of 10% off that year would assist a return to the playoffs, while the Vikings work on developing Webb and hopefully drafting a franschise QB in round 1.

    Here’s to hope that Brett comes back on his own, without any pressure from coach or teamates. Leslie Frazier likes Brett , and that could make al the difference in the world.

  178. By larry moore on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    will you get a experainced quarterback as a back up role to help coach webb?

  179. By viking joe on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    thanks purple parody

  180. By Henry Chez on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I am a long time vikings fan. I have been through the ups and downs. Next priority will be to find a QB. I think Webb is the perfect choose. I watched him during pre-season, I was very impressed and happy that he made the rooster. The last 2 games, I think he did a a great job. If he has a good summer development camp, he can easily be the key. Trade Jackson for 2 second round draft, and get another diamond in the rough. Find a good vetran to teach your rookies and I know this will be the best move. Good Luck!! Leslie and I am looking forward to your success. You are the right choose, now give Webb the same chance. You will not be disappointed.

  181. By Jason on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    You know what? Joe Webb is our franchise Quarterback….he’s not going to get better unless he plays. And, he’s really not that bad….let’s remember he is still a Rookie, and a good one at that! We don’t need to tie up any more money trying to get a star Quarterback here. We should be dumping some of our money into getting some decent back-up Quarterbacks for Joe and just let him play. To me it’s a total waste of time to get another band-aid Quarterback like we ALWAYS have done in the past….UGH!

  182. By Jason on Jan 5, 2011 | Reply

    I want to know how Jimmy Kleinssaser wasn’t put on the top 50 Vikings players of all time! He has played for the Vikings for I believe 15 years and has been a consistent part of that offense. He is also one of the best blocking tight ends of all time, consistently blocking for 1000 yard rushers! I am appalled that he wasn’t put into the top 50. He was also placed on the Team of the 2000-2010 for tight end with Shannon Sharpe! Please explain to me how he didn’t make it on to the list?

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