Check Out The Top 5 Bright Spots Of 2010

Posted by cjsiewert on January 4, 2011 – 11:58 am

Over the course of the week, we’ll take a look back at the Top 5 bright spots of the 2010 season and what we can look forward to in 2011. I’ll post what I feel have been the most exciting features of Vikings football during their 50th season, from #5 yesterday through #1 on Friday.

Here is the 2nd installment – Adrian Peterson’s ball security
1st installment – The impact of the 2010 rookie draft class

Check back tomorrow for #3 on the list.

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32 Responses to “Check Out The Top 5 Bright Spots Of 2010”

  1. By Carl K on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply has a report Denver wants a 2nd round pick for Kyle Orton.
    71 career TDs to just 48 INT. He is a solid game manager. Go Get Him Frazier

  2. By packerfanfirst on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    It was going to be the top 10 bright spots but, well, you know the story.

  3. By for4nomore on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Top story, Favre retires, Vikes get serious about being a Professional football team and drafting and developing talent. Hint, hint, hint.

  4. By LAVikes on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Did they condemn the Humpty Dump yet? Is the NFL really going to let the Vikings play there? I don’t think so. c u n LA

  5. By Titus on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    LAVikes, better look elsewhere for a team and stop wasting your time, or it will be another couple decades before you get a team. Second largest city in the country and you do not have an NFL franchise. Look at Green Bay- population is about 100,000. What does that say? How can a city with a metro area approaching 18 million not have an NFL team is shocking– but more importantly it clearly says that LA is different than the rest of the country. Different.

  6. By Shawn on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    hey guy guess who i am …

    wah bad move wah dumb a** wah bad move WAH IDIOTS WAH BAD MOVE

  7. By Parody on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Wow, that’s a bit disappointing. Yea, AP didn’t fumble until the last game….but is that really a highlight? If it needed to be on the list it should have been at #5, but at least it didn’t find its way any higher…

  8. By Parody on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I’m not 100% certain Shawn, but if you put the whole thing in CAPS then it would look just like a mr. Paul M that has been harrassing the site lately…

  9. By Shawn on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    could be PAUL M …. Hey did you hear Frazier will have 4 new starters next season

    CB – Ced Griffen
    CB- Chris Cook
    G – Anthony Herrera
    G- Steve Hutchinson

  10. By Shawn on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    heres an interesting article …. McKinnie said hes hire a trainer

  11. By Justin on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I find Kyle Orton to be nothing special, honestly. If the Vikings do trade for him, I would be neutral.

  12. By Justin on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Oh, and McKinnie should be G.O.N.E.

  13. By Titus on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks Shawn. I honestly believe McKinnie with an improved mindset and conditioning can return to pro-bowl status.

  14. By Ricefield on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    That’s the idea. Silverlinings, find them, point them out, somehow make me feel good about this season.

    Next season it will be a list of 50 bright spots capped by a Superbowl Championship!


  15. By Titus on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    AMEN Ricefield.

  16. By LAVikes on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe you can use some of those silver linings to fix the roof.

  17. By Titus on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    LA– don’t worry, the roof is being fixed.

  18. By LAVikes on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Just trying to keep you guys honest up there. An NFL team is a tremondous asset if well managed. A new stadium and a draft and develope strategy should be just what the Vikes need.

  19. By Ricefield on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    And Odin sayeth,

    “Build me a Outdoor Stadium!” and it was done.

    Then the Viking King said, “Bring me Champions!” and so it was done as the Chosen Ones spilled from the Draft to join the Mighty Vikings in Valhalla.

    Then the Lord of Seafaring Barbarians uttered, “Let the 10,000 Lakes freeze and all opponents shudder at the Power of the Northland and Field of Glory be littered with icy corpses of those who dare do battle with my Chosen People!” and so it too was done.

    And on that day, the battle of Ragnarok began.

  20. By Parody on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Dämn Ricefield, that sounds like a pretty grim projection of things to come…you do know that Vikings go to Valhalla only after they die, right? That is where they await the final battle…but yea, maybe it’s better if we change the story a little!

  21. By mr smiff on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    So let me get this. It took an entire year of McKinnie blowing assignments and constantly getting Favre hurt for him to realize he is a fat and lazy slob? I wish I could be as forgiving as you Titus, but his admission is 16 games too late.

  22. By Ricefield on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Lol, Parody.

    Yeah, it’s grim but it is sort of a tribute to the old days. Oh and after the battle of Ragnarok, the world is rebuilt into a beautiful place.

    Anyway, after 50 years without a Championship my ending is a lot better than saying “And h3ll froze over!” don’t you think? LOL.

  23. By Rogerthevikefan on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Thor’s mighty hammer will destroy the enemies dline. As in Adrian the hammer Peterson.

  24. By LAVikes on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    You know what, maybe the team should move to LA.

  25. By Arrow86 on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Ricefield: Did you ever compose any Gordon Lightfoot hits? HA!

  26. By Ricefield on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Nah, Arrow.

    I do write a lot of fantasy fiction in spare time though. LOL

  27. By Robins on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    The bright spot for next year is we have a coach everyone respects. Percy Harvin hopefully will have less migranes. He gets better every year. Adrian is great. Rice is great. I just want us to beat the sorry packers like we did last year. They are a sickening bunch of people, including the fans. Good luck Vikings! I hope Webb gets better and better. He needs experience!

  28. By vlad19 on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, I am one who always questioned whether McKinnie was pro bowl at all (even after making ONE, and getting himself kicked off the team), but you are right, he WAS better than this season… much better… So lose 20 lbs and move his feet, run his but off, and I think he can be a professional football player – I will go that far. Pro Bowler? I don;t think so – he is too lazy, he finishes nearly every play on his feet – that doesn’t mean you are good on the Oline, it means you parse out effort….. THAT is why McKinnie’s best days are behind him. He doesn’t like sweating….

  29. By vlad19 on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Amen, mr smiff…… McKinnie was embarrassed by his own film study if not the broken bones and bruises worn by his QB – but to realize your abject failure after 16 miserable games, you know what he has on his mind…. it ain’t football and training…. it is Moon Pies and Twinkies, and party boats and sleeping in late… THAT is Bryant McKinnie! Bu-bye, Bryant!

  30. By Tom on Jan 5, 2011 | Reply

    We may be hard pressed to find 5 bright spots from this year. I can only think of 1, Childress getting fired.

  31. By indianavikesfan on Jan 5, 2011 | Reply

    My brightspot was watching the Vikes beat the Giants, and helping to wreck
    their post season chances! GO VIKES!

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