Catch Vikings Weekly Fridays On During Offseason

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 7, 2011 – 3:43 pm

Vikings football can be seen during the winter and fall, but the premier show that gives you behind-the-scenes access of the Vikings can be seen all year. Vikings Weekly, hosted by 3-time Emmy winner Ann Carroll, provides this coverage on KARE 11 and FS North during the season.

But during the offseason, Vikings Weekly will have a new home –

On Friday’s until August, you will find Vikings Weekly on Click here to watch this week’s episode. Vikings Weekly will return to KARE 11 and FS North beginning in August.


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100 Responses to “Catch Vikings Weekly Fridays On During Offseason”

  1. By Vikings4life on Jan 7, 2011 | Reply

    Please Please Please dont get Kyle Orton Please

  2. By Shawn on Jan 7, 2011 | Reply

    Kyle Orton is a GOOD QB …

    87 qb rating …. 20 TDs and 9 Ints

    On a cra’ppy team with no defense and no running game … I LIKE ORTON !!!!!

  3. By Carl K on Jan 7, 2011 | Reply

    @vikings4life. Get a clue. Rich Gannon says Kyle Orton is a very good QB and it makes perfect sense for the Vikings to get him.

    After week 11, Orton had almost 3,500 yards, 20 TD and only 6 int. He had a QB rating about 95 and Denver couln’t run the b@ll a lick. They had a rookie at center and gaurd and the Defense could stop anyone.

    If we hire Josh McDaniels, we will need to get a guy like Orton because it is a complicated system to learn.

  4. By Shawn on Jan 7, 2011 | Reply

    exactly McDaniels and Orton !!!!!!!!!!! and we will win the division

  5. By Carl K on Jan 7, 2011 | Reply

    If Orton wouldn’t have hurt his ribs, he might have broken Elways passing record.. But Denver wouldn’t have let that happen anyways. The only QB to run his system any better is Tom Brady.

  6. By Carl K on Jan 7, 2011 | Reply

    If we hire McDaniels (and I think the fans love this idea) Orton is the best QB for this system – in the short term. That doesn’t mean we can’t draft a quality late round QB. There are plenty of good ones in this draft.

  7. By Carl K on Jan 7, 2011 | Reply

    Ricky Stanzi, Andy Dalton, Greg McElroy, Kellen Moore and Case Keenum to name few, are all winners who will be drafted mid to late rounds. Locker, Ponder, Devlin also could fall to that 3-4 mid round area.


  8. By James on Jan 7, 2011 | Reply

    Josh McDaniels was the OC in 2007 when NE broke our scoring record. In 2008 he took a little know kid by the name of Matt Cassel and turned him into a star.

    Carl K: Cassels stats in 2008 are just slightly better than Orton’s 2010 stats. Cassel threw for a few more yards and had a higher completion percentage, but Orton didn’t throw as many INTs as Cassel did, and Cassel played on the better team.

    Josh McDaniels can make a star out of any QB .

  9. By magoo on Jan 7, 2011 | Reply

    I am excited to hear about Josh and possibly Big Mike,..that would be an excellent move. GO VIKINGS,…time to cream them pukers

  10. By PercyHarvin on Jan 7, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah we need to quit trying to emulate the packers offense throughout the years chili was obsessed with the west coast offense its time to get back to our days of run and gun I hope they land mcdaniels I can see us in the shotgun almost every play airing it out.

  11. By animal26 on Jan 7, 2011 | Reply

    was the interview with McDaniel today? If so, is there any news about it?

  12. By BubbaGump on Jan 7, 2011 | Reply

    The Star Tribune reported that Josh was in Winter Park today meeting with the Vikings. No real news yet other than that.

  13. By Arrow86 on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    After looking at the Vikes 2011 schedule, I see us finishing 8-8. If we improve in the division from 1-5 to 3-3. Win against Zona, Oak, Den, Was, Carolina. KC, SD, Atlanta, NO, and even Tampa are better teams now, and younger than the present Vikes. A few off-season moves, and that could improve to 9-7 or 10-6. The unknown is which teams will have injuries to key players.

  14. By Parody on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    Update on the ProBowl at the end of this article:

    It appears that Kevin Williams was added in favor of the injured Lions Rookie.

    Not the ideal way for him to get in, but at least we’re adding Vikings to the list!

  15. By Parody on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    Looking at the Pro-bowl roster makes me almost want Chicago to make it to the Super Bowl. It would give the potential for 3 more Vikings defenders to back in, as Chicago has Julius Peppers, Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs are all voted in.

    We have 3 stars on the team in those positions that very well could be runner-ups in Jared Allen, E.J. Henderson and Chad Greenway, respectively.

  16. By Parody on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    I know, that was not much to look forward to, bu it is about the last potential for highlights we have left to see for the team before waiting and guessing through the changes in the long offseason.

  17. By 3rd&long on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    No word on McDaniels!!!! Not Good!!! We are forever stuck with the Childress/Bevell West Coast snoooozze fest.

  18. By ghost of childress past on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply


  19. By magoo on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    The west coast offense has provided more superbowls than any other offense. What we need is for someone to run it correctly,..bevell isnt even close. Screens,draws and slants,..yac is a big component and plays into percys abilities

  20. By wispurplehead on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    If we can get McDaniels and he KNOWS his place, I guess I can live with it. The only thing that has to be really laid out well is LESLIE runs the team and Josh is his servant! It is not a democracy. Do not want a power struggle to mess with the play on the field. Josh was released(fired) for a good reason.

    Plus if we “have” to take Orton to put the deal together….PASS! Let’s take a deep breath and see which teams have given the guy his walking papers. Oh yea, Bears and Broncos…need we see more? I for one, would not pay the money to get him, and I don’t even know the amount ..LOL!

    If we have to give up draft picks to get any QB, it is an automatic NO. The real problems need to be addressed(O-line&Secondary). I have my heels dug in on that thought and will not deviate. SKOL!!

  21. By Titus on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    Arrow, where did you see next year’s schedule?

  22. By Titus on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    Never mind Arrow– I copied this off ESPN:

    Home: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders
    Away: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers

  23. By Ricefield on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    I just don’t know about Josh McDaniels (MacDaniels?), I mean I hear good things about his skill as an OC and we do need someone who is a decent play caller especially if we go with an inexperienced QB like Webb or someone from the draft because JM plays to the strengths of his inexperienced QB making them better than they are or just giving them a leg up on defenses. On the other hand, if we go with Webb, who is a dynamic runner in his own right, he doesn’t fit JM’s style of somewhat pass heavy offense. That puts AD and Webb on the backburner and that’s just not Vikings footbaII. However, JM didn’t have a running back with AD skill and so he may depend on the run a little more than he did with other teams and might use Webb’s athleticism to supplement the running game and go less pass heavy. We may see a lot of play action and high percentage passes, which is what I would like to see.

    I can see where everyone is coming from that we need competition for the QB position but if we go with FA to fill that spot then whoever we get is more than likely going to be the QB because I see us giving up draft picks or at least a ton of money to get someone that’s more proven in the NFL.

    I agree with those that say we should use the draft to shore up the Oline and defensive secondary first and maybe a WR somewhere in there. We also have a lot of Free Agents that will be leaving us and at least a few of those contracts have to be picked up, examples would be Rice and Greenway (Greenway’s a FA right?). That being said, we won’t have a lot of tradebait to other teams and so picking up players that aren’t FA will be difficult next year.

    Frazier’s right, the Vikings will look a lot different next year. But that differnce might not be just personel but also the way the Vikings play. Could be an exciting season.

  24. By Ricefield on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    My previous post says its awaiting moderation. I don’t know if you can see it but it’s rather long and so I want to apologize for its length but I had a lot to say. LOL

  25. By Ricefield on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    Whoa Titus,

    Away games look tough next year. I mean there are a couple of “should wins” in there but there are also some playoff teams we’ll be facing in thier backyard. The Charger’s game is up in the air but late in the season is when they start winning games.

    We know the Lions are better than their record and the other NFC North teams always play us tough. Hmmm, I don’t know, we might have a rough season next year.

  26. By animal26 on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    the secondary problem can be fixed and we might be able to trade M Williams. We need a new safety and if we get champ Bailey, who wants to be converted to the safety position and we might be able to negate the blown 3rd round pick we lost for a 2nd 4th rounder or we could get a 3rd rounder (not holding my breath on a 3rd for him)

  27. By Carl K on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    I will admit when I am wrong. I think I am wrong about McDaniels and Orton coming to the Vikings.

    Scott Pioli the former VP of player personnel of the Patriots is the current GM of the Kansas City Cheifs.

    Charlie Weis OC of the Chiefs appears to be heading to the University of Florida. I now believe that the KC position is McDaniels first choice… right now he is just waiting to see if he haas that job. I think KC has wanted McDaniels for a few weeks now… and that is why Charlie Weis is moving on.

  28. By wispurplehead on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    Yes Rice, Chad is a free agent and we are going to have to pony up to keep him. This off season is going to very costly for us. It is one reason for my attitude on the QB situation. We have to keep our stars and it is more important to spend the money on them staying. If we end up loosing what we have, that have already proven themselves, that is a loss. I do not know what kind of money we have remaining for cap money. I have tried to find it, but with no success.

    We are going to see changes for sure. The important thing is for the best to stay and let the sub par hit the bricks!

  29. By wispurplehead on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    I think “animal” you look at our club like your playing a video game. We do not have a bottomless checkbook for the acquisition of players. We have a number of current players that are going to hit us hard in money. As I said to “Rice” that I can not find how much we have to spend. Now it could be the since the new CBA is not ironed out, there is no “cap”. But, reality speaks as well. You have to take in enough to pay bills and salaries. Zygi will ante up I am sure. I do not think he is going to just throw money either. That is why I am looking for some of the issues to be addressed with the draft. Granted, it is a gamble and may not pan out. It just costs less to go rookie, instead of free agent “old” guys.

  30. By Carl K on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    @wispurplehead – it does cost less to go with rookies.. unfortunately we only have 3 picks in the first 4 rounds. We have more holes than rookies can fill. We will need to sign free agents too.

  31. By Carl K on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    We will need to show some players the money, and show others the door.

  32. By wispurplehead on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    I know “Carl”, thanks to our ex-leader(chilly)! It would have been nice to be able to keep what we gave up a pick for. Well that is water under the bridge. We will have to spend wisely. I am curious as to what the verdict will be on keeping Pat Williams?

  33. By Carl K on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    AP, Greenway, Shiancoe, and Rice are worth resigning.
    Pat Williams is in a tough spot because at the 12th pick we could go DT. Edwards is in a tough spot to cause we have depth at DE and we also could go DE in the first round. T-Jack will not get what he wants so I think he moves on.

    High salary guys like Berrian, McKinnie, Hutchinson and M.Williams could be in a tough spot if we have to make cap room. Some might have trade value.. others might just get cut. Favre was making 20 mil last year so I don’t think the cap will be an issue.

  34. By Carl K on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    Leber, Kleinsasser, Naufau, and Dugan can all be replaced with younger cheaper talent.

    The big question marks are Pat Williams, Edwards, Rice and what we do with the big money guys that are not getting the job done.

  35. By Ricefield on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    It just seems to me that we’re going to be offering a lot of short contracts. One year maybe two year deals at most and it will seem like we’re a patchwork team again.

    I just hope that we don’t try to operate on the cheap. There is talent on this team that we need to keep as well as people that should get the boot.

  36. By wispurplehead on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    Well AP and Visanthe are not free agents this year. With T-joke, I wouldn’t even like to see him get paid the league minimum. That would be too much money! Unless chilly ends up coaching somewhere, I think T-jack has thrown his last ball. He may get a job if a team needs a third stringer. But who is going to pay him??

    If there is a cap, Greenway and Rice together are going to put a big bite in the “ole” checkbook!

  37. By PercyHarvin on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    Bring the 98 offense back too bad we don’t have a moss carter reed or the culpepper moss carter tandem but atleast we should try to get back to real vikings ball again.

  38. By Titus on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    I think the away games next year look easier than our away games this season — we had Patriots, Saints, Jets, Philly– Overall, we are tied for the 10th hardest schedule— but I don’t put a lot of stock in those ratings– this past season I think we were ranked in the middle of the whole NFL for most difficult, but I think we had a tougher schedule than what it was ranked. A lot of it is guesswork– no one knows what next year’s version of this year’s team will be like– WE all know too well how that can be. I think we have a shot at 10-6.

  39. By animal26 on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    No, I am merely giving a suggestion to getting Champ. I know he would be way too much money. If we were to trade Williams for some draft pick. (I doubt teams would take him) but if we got him for anything, we could save some money and use maybe use that money to look at free agency, or use it to extend other players contracts. I’m just throwing out ideas.

  40. By animal26 on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    and maybe use that money*

  41. By Carl K on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    @wispurplehead- you are right that AP and shiancoe are not free agents, but they are already talking about new contract for them. The Vikes have to leave room to resign them anyway. They are a priority. I would not be suprised if AP and Shiancoe are the first to resign contract. Shiancoe almost signed a new deal last spring.

  42. By wispurplehead on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    Only one problem “Percy”…we don’t have a Steussie, Birk, McDaniel, Dixon, and Jeff snapping!! Now, if we can assemble a line like that again…we go somewhere!

  43. By wispurplehead on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    I can’t believe that we can’t post the last name of our Pro-Bowl center on OUR blog…LOL!!

  44. By Carl K on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    Chris Johnson signed a new deal last year… so you know AP will want a new deal that will make him one of the top paid back in the NFL.

  45. By wispurplehead on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    Well “Carl”…like “Rice” said in his earlier post, if we can get some our stars signed on longer contracts, it would be great. I too worry when you have great players and they come up for free agent status. If we can get it done on the great ones….get the paperwork out!!

  46. By Carl K on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    I would love to see us sign some of our guys… but it won’t happen until a new CBA is in place.

    It looks like it will be a long offseason just waiting for something to happen.

  47. By wispurplehead on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    Curious if anybody thinks there will a season next year?

    Sure does sound like nobody is going to bend……

  48. By James on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    It doesn’t look good. Bring on the replacements.

  49. By stew on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    I think we should get a tackle in the 1st and a corner in the second

  50. By mr smiff on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    Man, I just saw a great game! The SB champs just got beat by a 7-9 team!

  51. By Stephanie on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    wow, what a great wild-card game. sure felt good for the Saints to get beat by a 7-9 team. Hawks played with a ton of heart.

  52. By Titus on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    Wasn’t that a great game? I was not shocked like the announcers because the Hawks looked good last week. Now, I want to see the Jets lose.

  53. By Carl K on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    Go Colts

  54. By fmfan on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    Between Brett,Pat and Ben we will save around $24 mil.

  55. By animal26 on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    well, looks like the offense is still going to stink on ice. According to what I’ve read. McDaniels is probably going to the Chiefs, which means we are stuck with the incompetent Bevel. :\ This really does stink………..

  56. By Arrow86 on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply

    animal 26: Don’t sweat it either way on McDaniels. If he goes to the Chiefs they are younger, use a similar offense, and has an established QB in Cassel. If he comes our way, we need to acquire a veteran QB as soon as possible who will be in all the OTA camps to get the system down. We have to be careful not to jump out the window on this guy, remember how he used personnel in Denver?

  57. By Ricefield on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply


    It means we still have to find an OC capable to honing a young QB. With our FA problem, affording a veteran and keeping the players we need to keep sort of becomes mutually exclusive.

    I just don’t think we can afford to get a veteran and our FA like Rice and Greenway.

    What good is having a veteran when you surround him with a bunch of unproven talent?

    At least that’s how I see it.

  58. By Ricefield on Jan 8, 2011 | Reply


    …veteran and KEEP our FA’s like…

  59. By Parody on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    So both Super Bowl teams got knocked out in the Wild Card round this week, which isn’t all that unusual, but it was a bit surprising to see the worst team ever to win a division move past the first round at all.

  60. By Woodboat on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    Wow… some of your comments scared the crud out of me. Carl K… you think P WIlliams and Edwards are in trouble because we may go DT or DE with the 12th overall pick? With our cruddy OL and our DBs that couldn’t catch a football with a fishing net, you think the Vikes will go with a defensive lineman?

    Somebody was complaining about the west coast offense. It’s not the style of offense that is to blame, it’s how the thing got utilized. When everybody in the stadium knows what play our offense is going to call, it’s the guy calling the plays, not the style.

    Kyle Orton isn’t bad… between the 20s. He had some of the WORST red zone numbers in the fricken league. So if you all are happy with a guy that can get you into field goal range, he’s your guy. If you’d like to see touchdowns, better look elsewhere, because he is garbage.

    Josh McDaniels. His judgement is suspect, at best. Ran Cutler off and let Brandon Marshall go. Drafted a replacement QB because he’s such a swell guy, not that anyone thinks he’s going to cut it as a starting NFL QB. Yeah, he’d be great in Minn.

  61. By Woodboat on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    If either are available, I’d like to see the VIkes take either the top rated LT or CB with their first round pick. Move McKinney to RT, slide Loadholt to RG (or cut him and keep Herrera), and start the new kid at LT. If they go CB instead, set him up opposite 26, and maybe use Griffen in the nickel package. Beg, borrow, or steal a coupla safties that are worthy of the title, and a big chunk of our problems would be solved on defense.

    It doesn’t really matter who we have for QB if our OL doesn’t start producing. When the opposing LBs and DEs are in the backfield before the QB can get a 3 step drop, the offense is toast.

    Fix the OL. Fix the DBs. Sign AP for a few more years, and next year, when we are looking at replacing whichever sacrificial QB we will get, trade AP and our first for Andrew Luck. Yeah, I said it. I love 28, but I’d love to have a franchise QB more. Without a QB, AP, Rice, Harvin, Shank, Gerhart…. well, they are pretty useless.

  62. By Woodboat on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    I’m not certain who is up for FA, but I know its a pretty substantial amount of guys. You gotta keep Rice and Greenway… they are way to talented to let slip away. Shiancoe is a very good TE and I love his passion for winning; I’d like to see him stay. P Williams has been a great player for the VIkes, but he is getting old and they have some viable prospects on the roster that can fill his shoes to some extent… thanks Pat, but cya. Jackson, buh bye.

  63. By Carl K on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    @woodboat- At the top of the draft there are great value guys like JJ Watts, Robert Quinn, Da Quan Bowers, Aldon Smith, Marecell Dareus at the DE DT positions. MORE VALUE THAN AT QB. I am not saying the Vikings will go in that direction… but because Edwards and Williams are free agents it could be a possiblity. You you pick OL with the 12th pick it will be alittle bit of a reach. NOT A VALUE

  64. By DRS on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    Seahawks what? Saints What? Seahawks SB champs? Maybe?

  65. By DRS on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    Hasselbeck joined the Seahawks March 2, 2001, via a trade with Green Bay. Seattle received Hasselbeck and the Packers’ 2001 first-round draft choice (17th overall-Steve Hutchinson) in exchange for Seattle’s 10th
    selection in the first round and a third-round choice.

    How about that Hasselbeck?

  66. By DRS on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    Greenbay likes to give up them good QB’s. Farve, Hesselbeck.

  67. By Guesttemp on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    I hope mckinney gets released also loadholt we need to get some maulers up front that can handle defensive ends and protect the qb. The offense philosophy needs to go the reason why we are not effective is because we only bring in players that fit the system instead of using the players strengths. You cannot use a deep wideout and make him run curls for 7 yards and expect him to make big plays. You have to let loose and let every player make big plays that is how the pats play they don’t hold back the coaches have confidence in the players. The system we have is too vanilla we hit the same routes on almost every play. We need more vertical routes. Harvin can do wonders on this offense the coach needs to put plays in the qb’s hands and draw him up some big plays let him flourish.

  68. By Bubba on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    Not so fast with McDaniels. Kanasas City might not be his first choice!!! Remember week 10 – the Broncos spanked the Chiefs by 20 and Todd Haley (KC head coach) didn’t want to shake Josh’s hand after the game. Bad blood between Haley and McDaniels maybe?

  69. By Mark on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    Draft two or three Quarterbacks and let them all compete for the starting spot with Webb. I don’t want a “Wildcat” QB,though. Come on 0-50, let’s figure it out! If you need help I’m available!

  70. By mr smiff on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    Todd Haley is an insecure idiot of a coach. The Chiefs’ success this year has more to do with Weis and Crennel than with him. After just one season, Weis had enough of Haley’s b-s and is leaving. I don’t see McDaniels and Haley getting along at all.

  71. By UBRETT-CHA on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    I loved watching the “Aints” go down!!!! It is sweet, sweet retribution for their class-less play calling in the NFC champ. game last year where they broke Favre’s ankle and were D@MN proud to admit to it! I am SOOOOOOOOO happy that the “Sk-aints” are out of it! YESH!

  72. By UBRETT-CHA on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    P.S. I SINCERELY hope that the Vikes DO NOT have any interest in Matt Leinart. When he was in AZ with the Cards, he was NOT a leader, was more interested in being the pretty, party boy, and was very content to sit on the bench, staying clean and healthy, letting his teammates do all the dirty work.
    Whenever he DID get called on, he was a complete failure and showed none of the qualities needed at QB: drive, passion, skill, and leadership. Vikes need a player, not a poser.

  73. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    This is rough, having to hope for the p3ckers.

  74. By Bubba on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    If we don’t hire McDaneils, here are 2 names to keep an eye on. Bill Musgrave is the QB coach for Atlanta and has experience as an OC. Bill O’Brien is the QB coach for the Patriots and does some play calling in NE.

  75. By Carl K on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    If Matt Lienart’s old USC coach Pete Carroll doesn’t go after him in Seattle… and he has not shown interest yet. Pete traded for C. Whitehurst over trading for Lienart last year.

    Pete is the one guy in the NFL that should want to give Matt another shot. It ain’t happening.

  76. By cbednar74 on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    They need to play like in 98! Air it out like cunningham did we went 15 & 1 that year that is the blueprint they need to follow they should look at film from that season & study how they can integrate that into this offense!!!!

  77. By wispurplehead on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    So after today….anybody really want vick???

    He is a average best!

  78. By mr smiff on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    Come on wispurplehead. One throw does not negate the phenomenal season Vick has had. If he’s available, let’s at least consider it!

  79. By Parody on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    The argument is that team’s have figured out how to beat Vick. He has lost 3 consecutive games now, starting against MN, with teams blitzing him and not giving him room to roll out and try to run when things fall apart.

    Regardless, if Philly doesn’t decide to extend his contract (very unlikely) then I think he is the best choice we have for a veteran for at least the next couple of years. Let Webb learn his style and let him take over once he shows that his youth benefits the team more than Vick’s experience.

  80. By Sue G Vikes 4 Ever on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    I didn’t post ….. I guess the vikes don’t like what I have to say?

  81. By Ricefield on Jan 9, 2011 | Reply

    You know I wish people would get over the dogfighting thing. There are NFL players who have killed PEOPLE and faced no repurcussions whatsoever. One of the top of my head was Leonard Little of the Rams. The man killed a woman in a drunk driving accident. No jail time, no suspension from football, nothing.

    Vick is part of a dog fighting ring and the guy goes to prison, basically loses two years of his career and the money that would have gone with it. He lost endorsement deals and now he speaks on behalf of PETA and the Humane Society.

    He paid his dues. Give him a chance to get his life back. And yes, I’m a dog lover. I’ve got a collie mix and though I find dogfighting abhorrent, Vick served time for the crime and seems to have changed his ways.

    Let the man be.

  82. By Parody on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    @Ricefield – Well said. Some people refuse to give a guy a second chance, even though I’m certain that there are mistakes that they have made in their own lives for which they have paid the penalties for, and feel that they deserve a second chance.

    I too am a dog lover. I have one of my own, I always make friends with the dog of anyone that I visit as soon as I can, and I volunteer at the local Humane Society every week. I was appauled once I heard what Vick did, but he paid for his crime. If he’s changed, then he deserves to be forgiven, and all evidence shows that he has become a much better citizen.

  83. By DRS on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    NO VIck, for any reason!

  84. By wispurplehead on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Fellow fans of the Purple and Gold….yesterdays game from vick was not a single throw gone bad. It was a showing of a QB that the league has not only figured out, but has found how to shut him down completely! We did give the blueprint on how to beat this guy, and he is too one-dimensional to adjust. If we are going forward, it now is with Joe Webb. Joe has as much pocket presence as vick, and with some serious work will be as good at throwing. There is no way that we could justify paying the kind of money that vick will be asking. Not to mention, the draft picks that the Eagles will be demanding.

    On the side note about the “dog issue”….I understand the posters commenting on the fact he “served his time”. The problem persists further than sitting in a cell, it stems from the fact that this guy is going to make another chunk of cash. It does upset me to know that it does amount to a free pass. I do not want to have our club “enable” this person. Just reading the game thread made me know that he is never going to be past the incident. Leave him in Philly, as our fan base is far more classy and a whole lot more “homegrown”. The midwest will not embrace his presence, and he will thru no fault of his separate our fanbase. It is just not worth all the trouble to acquire a player with average skills…..SKOL!!

  85. By Ricefield on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Not going to argue but I will ask…So if Vick was a car mechanic you don’t think he should be able to ever work as a car mechanic again? He’s an NFL quarterback, it’s what he does for a living. The fact that being a NFL QB is more lucrative than being a car mechanic should have no bearing on the issue.

    Be that as it may, if people want to hate a guy becasue he’s a felon then I can’t stop them but I was trying to point out the double standard that is being applied to Vick.

    ‘Nuff said.

  86. By Ricefield on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Oh, and I don’t know if I want him as a Viking but Webb could learn from Vick. That is a fact. Does Vick still have it? I don’t know, but we do know that he once did and that Webb might. So it could be good for Webb to see how its done.

  87. By wispurplehead on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t think he should have been allowed back into the NFL. He is in a position that has an influence on kids. The pathetic nature of his crime does make me wonder just what type of current runs thru that brain of his? To me, it is far worse than the “drunken” accident. Because drinking is legal and your suppose to do so in moderation. The fact is, that at one point, everybody has gotten behind the wheel having “one” to many. His crime requires a brain that is clicking on a different frequency. It is bad enough that the whole thing played out so huge in the media, but now he is back like nothing ever happened.

    Not arguing with you, but if he would have a “public office” position of some type…no, he would not have been allowed to “resume” his career.

  88. By Ricefield on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    I couldn’t disagree more especially about drunk driving. Of course, I was nearly killed by a couple of drunk drivers having a “fun Saturday Night” so I’m biased. I also don’t think “everyone” has gotten behind the wheel after one too many.

    Oh well, agree to disagree?

  89. By Stoney on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    The DWI stuff was not done intentionally. Vick killed these dogs with his OWN HANDS. He is a piece of $hit!! He may have polished up his act, but I don”t believe he’s changed. Good points WISPURPLEHEAD.

  90. By Ricefield on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Owning a dog is legal. Having a drink is legal. Dogfighting is illegal. Drunk Driving is illegal. You don’t “accidentally” get behind the wheel after drinking. You don’t accidentally put a dog in a fight after getting a dog.

    If one means you can’t perform your chosen profession ever again, then the other should mean that as well.

    Oh and…Killing PEOPLE is worse than killing DOGS. If you don’t believe that, you’re an idiot.

  91. By wispurplehead on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    OK Rice, We will agree to disagree! Still my point is proven about vick and his effect on our fanbase as evidenced by “Stoney’s” comments. Why even go after the guy(which I think will be a moot point) if his presence is going to provide more distractions? We just went thru a season of turmoil, so I would like to go into the possible upcoming season just worrying about the football end!

    I am not an idiot, but if vick would have done what he did to the dogs, to people….he would be awaiting a needle to go into his arm for an endless sleep…….

    Also, thank you “Stoney” and I agree….I think the zebra still has stripes, even though he for now is showing spots!!

  92. By Ricefield on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    When a dog writes like Hemmingway or paints like Da’Vinci I’ll equate dogs to people. Until then, well they just aren’t.

    But I give.

  93. By Stoney on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    RICE, some people deserve what they get, what did these poor dogs do to deserve to be killed by Vick?

  94. By Stoney on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    I am a retired Police Officer (NY), If I did what Vick did, I would have lost my career, no doubt. And I don’t have vicks’ money!

  95. By Ricefield on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply


    I understand that but football players live under different rules. I don’t like it but it is the way of the NFL.

    All I’m saying is that if the NFL allows people who kill other people in their ranks then it shouldn’t surprise anybody that Vick is allowed to play.

    If people don’t like Vick because he was in dogfighting, that’s fine. The thing I have a problem with is he did serve time for it. Lost money because of it. And now seems to be trying to make up for it.

    He’s done more than guys who have killed people, beat their wives, or sold drugs. Yet people were more than willing to let those people continue their careers without even a suspension.

    Basically what I’m saying is Vick is being treated differently by the fans than those other guys and it disturbs me that we are more than willing to forgive crimes against people in the NFL but let a guy kill a dog and suddenly he is a villain unworthy of a second chance.

    Maybe I’m just biased because I’m a felon and I have been making up for my past for a very long time. I in no way condone what Vick did but I understand the struggle to make right something you’ve done seriously wrong.

  96. By TW VIKE on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Bring on Vick, he has alot left in the tank. He went to prison and paid his dues. Ray Lewis is still playing.

  97. By Stoney on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    RICE, you make a good point.

  98. By Ricefield on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks Stoney.

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