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Gerhart Set To Watch Former Teammates In Bowl Game Tonight

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 3, 2011 – 9:18 am

The Vikings season is over but rookie RB Toby Gerhart has one game left on his schedule of significance. His former team, the University of Stanford Cardinal, plays in the Orange Bowl tonight at 7:30 p.m. CT against the Virginia Tech Hokies and Gerhart has plans to hop on a flight to Miami to catch the game.

There is a team meeting schedule this morning for the Vikings and after that Gerhart told me he’s heading straight to the airport to catch his flight. Because of the tight time constraints, Gerhart said he’s going straight from the airport to the stadium, meaning he’s going to have a lot of luggage to tote with him to the game. But something tells me the Stanford operations and equipment staff will take good care of him.

Gerhart will see a lot of familiar faces tonight, including a current teammate. Vikings WR Greg Camarillo also played at Stanford and he’ll be at the game as well.


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68 Responses to “Gerhart Set To Watch Former Teammates In Bowl Game Tonight”

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

    What are we going to do with all these rookie, or young quarterbacks?

    Take your lumps? We might anyway.

    If Joe Webb can’t get it done, then no rookie qb can get it done!!!

    Get behind Joe Webb, or root for another team!!!!

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

    What the Vikings need, MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE, is offensive linemen!!!

    _______:) :) :) :) :)

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

    ………. :) :) :) :) :)

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

    JOE can pass, run, and protect the ball. He has a great attitude.

    What do you want!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Fred – I agree and hope you are aright that Joe is the real deal. But he still needs to develop, and it would be reasonable to say that the Vikings need to bring in someone else while he does. With that said, I think a seasoned free agent like Donovan McNabb would be perfect for the team over the next two years. Meanwhile, keep an eye on Webb and let him compete with McNabb for the starting spot.

  6. By vikes blogger on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    http://www.cole-wolvesvikingsblog.blogspot.com/, read about game, the future, and favre’s final farewell

  7. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    We do not need McNabb, there are better QB’s come to the draft next year, many teams are going with new QB’s., there will be plenty of excess QB’s on the market, maybe T-Bow from Denver, one can dream.

  8. By CaribooBill on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Fred: I agree with you – we need a standout O-line to protect our QB, whoever he is but also to make the run game go. Without a good O-line, it seems to me it is impossible to evaluate any QB and develop a young QB without getting him killed.

  9. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    DRS – Let’s assume that we want to build a good team going into next year, instead of just drafting a good prospect at QB. To do that, I think we need to grab a solid veteran QB from free agency. Since you don’t want McNabb, who would you sign instead?

  10. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    I would not over look the good QB’s and linemen in the free agency this year as well, New coaches for sure next season. That if there is a season.

  11. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    PurpleParody, Hasselbeck if he is available.

  12. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Too bad there is not another Tarkington out there.

  13. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Matt

    Hasselbeck

    QB #8 Height:6-4
    Weight:225
    Age:35
    College:Boston College
    Hometown:Westwood, Mass.
    Experience:12Quick Stats (2010):TDS
    12INT
    17YDS
    3,001RTG
    73.2

  14. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    OMG … You like Hasselback … but you dont like McNabb

    Hasselback … career 82 qb rating 176 TDs and 128 INTS and no mobility

    McNabb …. career 85 qb rating 230 TDs and 115 INTS, has proven to be a great proffesional and mentored 2 QBs Kolb and Vick into quality qbs as well

    McNabb 34 … Hasselback 35

    McNabb is absolutely the best FREE AGENT QB … as long as he is a FREE agent

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

    Hasselbeck is too old and look what happened to him last week. Not even touched and he pulls up lame. Please vikings front office. Use your head and leave all the veterans wash ups alone.

  16. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    BTW those numbers you just posted DRS are worse than McNabbs numbers

    in fack they are not much better than Favres numbers were and look where we are

    McNabb for QB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Hasselbeck
    NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

    •• An original 1998 sixth-round draft choice of the Packers during Mike Holmgren’s reign in Green Bay. Spent the 1998 season on the practice squad before re-signing with the Packers as a free agent in February of 1999.•Most action early in his career was as the holder for the extra point and field goal units during his first three seasons with the Packers.•First NFL touchdown pass came on a fake field goal attempt at Minnesota (12/20/99) with a 9- yard toss.•Pro Bowler following the 2003, 2005 and 2007 seasons.•The Seahawks’ all-time, highest-rated passer (83.3) ahead of Dave Krieg (82.3).•Totaled 17 career 300-yard games (Dave Krieg – 11)•Became the team’s all-time leader in passing attempts, completions and yards during the 2009 season.
    •Entered 2002 as the team’s second-string quarterback behind Trent Dilfer. Started the season opener at Oakland (9/8) for Dilfer (knee) before taking over the remainder of the season after Dilfer suffered a season-ending Achilles injury at Dallas (10/27). Has been the Seahawks starter since that game

  18. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Umm … McNabb 5 NFC championsship games and 1 super bowl appearance , is a team leader and proven qb mentor to Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick

    McNabb for QB!!!!

    and Draft Luck or Mallet if they fall to us!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    That may be but who is in the play offs and is not?

  20. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    LOL THAT IS A LAME ARGUMENT SEAHWKS ARE 7-9

  21. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    hASSELBACK THROWS TOO MANY PICKS AND CANT MOVE AND IF HE TRIES TO MOVE HE PULLS A BACK MUSCLE

  22. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    David Plowman, McNabb must be one of them old washed up QB’s as well, according to you any one in the free agency are not worth a thing. So no one would be worth getting in the free agency. Are you ready to be last in the league for a couple of years?

  23. By Carl K on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    What will it take to change spots with Carolina??? Do you think they would take Mckinney and one of our 5th round picks this year to switch spots.. maybe even sweeten the deal by throwing in a pick next year. Is Andrew Luck worth trying to move up and get ? Remember Carolina drafted Jimmy Clausen and Tony Pike last year – they might be willing to move back a little for the right price.

  24. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    interesting carl k …. McKinney, Berrian , MadeiuWilliams , 5th rounder this year and 3rd rounder next year lol …. as long as we dont trade any 1st or 2nds

  25. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, that does not mean they will not get to the SB, anything can happen in the NFL. I have seen strange things happen in the past, like the Viking getting to the play offs when the Seahawks had to just win one game at the end of the year and they did not letting the Vikings in to the play offs.

  26. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    even if we get luck or mallet still need to sign McNabb

    DRS Hasselback migh be my second choice but McNabb is the best choice

    need 4qbs for training camp

    FA QB, Webb, Bomar, and rookie …. competition is key

  27. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    My choice for QB would be Tebow from Denver, but I know that is a dream because Denver would be fools to let him go.

  28. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    I really dont want to trade for anyone but carl k has a good base idea if it would work ….

  29. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    If McNabb is so good was he benched?

  30. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    maybe becasue skins were out of the playoffs and they wanted to see if grossman had anything …. maybe because they like one of the rookie qbs and want to see if they need one

    maybe shanahan lost his mind … i dont know, what i do know is Skins have a ton of issues including WR issues and McNabb hasnt had a horrible year

  31. By Carl K on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    We need to look at both a young QB in the draft (probably late) and also a veteran if Ramsey is not our guy?

  32. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Ramsey is NOT our guy … he was a band aid!!!!!!!!

  33. By Carl K on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    I am not sure what to think at this point about Ramsey, Bohmar??…. I know I like Webb and think he is worth developing. Is he ready to start?? is a high round rookie ready to start?? I will admit an old veteran is not to appealing but it might be needed.

  34. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    DRS … its not about IF HES SO GOOD …. Its about we NEED A QB …. no QB that is SOOO GOOOD will be a free agent , we will not get a Tom Brady Caliber QB from free agency

    but what we can do is get McNabb for 2-3 years untill Joe Webb, Bomar , or another young guy is ready to play ….

  35. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    But Shawn, Ramsey was a 1st round draft pick! He must be the real deal :P

  36. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    the draft is a cr’ap shoot … nobody really knows, if they did Tom Brady would have been #1 and Jamarcus Russell would not have been drafted

    but if our scouts like Mallet or Luck and they fall to us at number 12 we have to take a chance that they will be the next Matt Ryan, Peyton Manning

    9 of 12 playoff teams this year have a first round qb starting for them
    12 of 16 of the teams with the best records have first round qbs starting for them

  37. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Daniel Chase may be a good choice. Why not give a young man from another team to compete as well?

    NFL CAREER – Originally signed by Washington as an undrafted free agent in 2009, Daniel was signed by the Saints following training camp and split time between the practice squad and active roster, working with the scout team and serving as an understudy to starter Drew Brees.

    CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by Saints to active roster, 1/2/10; Re-signed to practice squad, 12/11/09; Released from practice squad, 12/9/09; Signed to practice squad, 11/20/09; Waived, 11/17/09; Re-signed, 10/16/09; Waived, 10/12/09; Signed to active roster, 9/26/09; Signed by Saints to practice squad, 9/6/09; Waived by Washington Redskins, 9/5/09; Signed as a college free agent by Washington, 4/30/09.

  38. By Carl K on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    All I know is Mike Wobschall seems to think Mckinney is the greatest thing in the world. He was a probower last year so he could have some value. I say trade him and try to move up and get Luck. What the heck, lets do it. Maybe we can hire Harbaugh too. Did the Vikings officially hire Frazier yet??

  39. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    fine ok whatever … why not call frosty the snowman

    look you are saying DONT DRAFT A 1ST ROUND QB more than I am saying draft a 1st round QB … just have to keep your mind open is all i have been saying

  40. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    hey DRS maybe superman? how about that i bet hed be pretty good …. or maybe we could get wonder woman shes hot?

  41. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    hey drs maybe we can trade tremaine johnson for ndamakn suh … or Manning is a free agent lets get him ….

  42. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    I think Joe Webb is the future for the Vikings, any veteran QB would help for a year or two as a backup for Joe or at the least to mentor him. The biggest thing is to get fresh blood in the coaching staff and too get better linemen on both sides of the ball. A secondary would be nice as well.

  43. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    hey DRS in fact why draft anyone … do you know how many guys have been drafted and didnt make it …. lets just not draft? i mean so many failures come from the draft

  44. By Carl K on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    all I know is I would not draft Locker or Newton with our first round pick. Luck I like, but I also like some late round guys like Stanzi and Devlin

  45. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb needs to win his job not be givin his job … as you suggest

  46. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    i agree carl k … I like the Stanzi idea

  47. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    I hate Locker and Newton at least in the first round

    I like Luck and Mallett

  48. By Carl K on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    We need 4 QBs in camp. 1 veteran(if not Ramsey), Webb, Bohmar, and draft pick.

  49. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, how funny you are. Yes a first round QB would be nice, but it is not in the cards for the Vikings. Too many teams are in the way. We have many more needs then a QB, so get the best you can get, maybe 4 or 5 to compete for the QB position, but above all get some lineman and a secondary.

  50. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    For all you Newton haters, you’re just going to despise the latest Mock Draft: http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2011/1/3/1910205/2011-nfl-mock-draft-andrew-luck

    It has Luck going first, and with no other QBs selected by pick #12, we take the Big Fig. Somehow Mallet drops to a playoff team at #21.

  51. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    shawn I agee that we may not need to draft, but do you think Ramsey is the vet that can help Joe?

  52. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    ahh thank you DRS, that sounds reasonable …. IMO

    if Luck or Mallet falls to us we take them and if not we take best available OT or Safety …. maybe WR

  53. By Carl K on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Mallett is ok he could fall to us. Blaine Gabbert seems to be moving ahead of Mallet on draft boards now. And some people love Cam Newton too. At #12 we might have a shot at Ryan Mallet.

  54. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    yea purple i saw that and 90% of mocks have us taking locker or newton

    but its early and i think our scouts are better than that

  55. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    shawn, what do you think about drafting lineman and a secondary as well?

  56. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Anyone think we need better coaching staff?

  57. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    How about we trade the Patriots for one of their first rounders? They seem to hate the high priced picks, and are great at finding talent later on in the draft.

    Then again, do we really have anything that the Pat will consider trading for?

  58. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Got to go. Have a great day. G*D Bless you all.

  59. By Carl K on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    At pick 12 I love the idea of OT- we will probably have our choice of Anthony Castonzo, Nate Solder, or Derek Sherrod. Pick up 1 of these guys and trade Mckinney for something…maybe Orton

  60. By DRS on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    PurpleParody, maybe AP. Though that would be foolish. Bye.

  61. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    DRS – Most of our defensive staff should stick around…maybe find somebody to replace the DB coach, since that area of the team doesn’t seem to be improving enough.

    The offensive coaches, all except for the RBs guy need to be replaced. But then I heard that our RB coach already took another job for next year anyways, so I guess they’re in for a complete overhaul.

    But if nothing else, we need to replace the OL coach immediately.

  62. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    I think we need to come away from the draft with

    1 QB
    2 WR
    1-2 SAFETIES
    2-3 OL 1 OF WHICH NEEDS TO BE A TACKLE

  63. By Carl K on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    1st round -OT
    Trade Mckinney for Orton, Kolb, Palmer or vet QB.
    2nd round – DB
    No third pick
    4th- QB maybe Stanzi
    5th – WR
    5th – OL
    6th – DB
    7th- OLB
    and sign some free agents

  64. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Does anybody know what pïcks we got in trádes this year? I know that #84 took our 3rd round pîck.

    What did we get from New York for Sage/Darius?

    How about from the Browns for Jayme Mitchêll?

  65. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Fùck that was tough to get that last post out.

    How the hèll could I fúcking forget that hëll is a bad word to use….maybe that’s why we traded him, bad fûcking language hidden in his rètarded fùcking name.

  66. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

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