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QB Discussion – The Well That Won’t Dry Up

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 11, 2011 – 11:05 am

How many times can you go to the well before it dries up? Often times that’s a concern to consider, but not with the Vikings QB situation this offseason. We’ve already discussed it several times this offseason on the vikings.com Blog and today we’re going to do it again because a couple names have recently resurfaced.

Before we get to the names, though, let’s not forget about Joe Webb in any of these conversations. Relegated to 3rd-QB status for much of the season, Webb grew up quickly late in the year and flashed some ability and leadership, enough to convince some that he might have a future as the team’s starter. Webb’s obvious strength is his athleticism, but I also like his arm strength and his demeanor.

Now let’s get to the other names…they are Seattle’s Matt Hasselbeck and Philadelphia’s Kevin Kolb.

Hasselbeck, whom we identified earlier this offseason as a name that would pop up frequently as a possibility for the Vikings, is top of mind for NFL fans again because of his sensational performance in last weekend’s Wild Card win over the New Orleans Saints. The Star Tribune’s Mark Craig recently explained why he believes Hasselbeck might be a nice fit in Minnesota. Hasselbeck was 22 of 35 for 272 yards and 4 TDs with just 1 INT, good for an impressive 113.0 passer rating. He guided his team to 41 points and now leads them to Soldier Field for a Divisional Round showdown with the Chicago Bears.

A 12-year veteran, Hasselbeck has the credentials and experience to make him a nice “bridge” QB to help the Vikings transition to a younger passer, such as Joe Webb or another addition down the road. But, when healthy, I believe he also still has the ability and desire to help the Vikings win games in 2011.

Kolb entered the 2010 season as the Eagles starting QB, but was knocked out of the season-opener with a concussion and that opened the door for Mike Vick to begin playing out of his mind, which prompted head coach Andy Reid to stick with Vick as his starter for the rest of the season. But the point is that Reid, a well-respected offensive mind in the NFL, was confident enough in Kolb to make him his starter in Week 1 of the season. That tells me he’s ready to be a starter in the NFL, if not in Philadelphia then in some other city.

It sounds like Kolb believes the same.

“I love it here, as everybody knows,” Kolb said, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “My family’s settled in here. I would love to be starting here. But I want to be starting somewhere.”

So, Vikings fans, what say you? Do Hasselbeck or Kolb entice you as options for the Vikings?


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434 Responses to “QB Discussion – The Well That Won’t Dry Up”

  1. By John Newby on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I think that Hasselback would be a great option for the Vikings. I have always been a fan of his even though I do not like the Seahawks.

  2. By robert henning on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    i think the vikings should try to get mcnabb and give greenway and rice a contract and then sign some o linemen….maybe get champ bail….vikings got alot of rebuilding to do….now that chilli is out….maybe fraziar knows how to get people outa free agency and pikk some good draft pikks

  3. By VikesfanNO on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Whoever wants to win a Superbowl in 2011 is my candidate

  4. By Drew on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I like the idea of Kolb over Hasselbeck mainly because of injury concerns. Kolb is still in his prime and would be a great fit in the North to go up against Cutler, Rogers, or Stafford. He could be the vikings starter for quite a few years and be able to allow the Vikings to address more pressing needs such as the secondary and offensive line. Hasselbeck has taken a lot of abuse over the years, and started the entire year 4 years out of his career.

  5. By Bryan on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I believe Web can do the job. Save the money and get another o lineman or 2. Then work on the secondary. Web is young, but give him a chance and he will shine…

  6. By Rogerthevikefan on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah Kolb would cost alot more. Last year Reid wanted two 1st round picks and either a 3rd or 4th round pick. So Reid will likely still want alot. Matt H. is pretty good when healthy to bad he is never healthy.

  7. By Turd Furguson on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Please do not bring Hasselbeck to the Vikings. He cant even run into the inzone without pulling a muscle. Kolb would be a good alternative. I would rather have Favre come back instead of Hasselbeck.

  8. By lui on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    i think we should wait a little bit more to see what happens i relly think we should draft a qb for the first round pick i dont think eagles are planing to realese kolb they might let go of vick

  9. By Casey on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I think that right now getting a better secondary and a better offensive line is more important than worrying about a quarterback. Keep joe webb and use the money for o line and secondary. Next year could be an experience year for webb as the vikings would base their game on running the ball with ap. Who knows, webb could end up being a stud anyway. Definitely not hasselbeck and I’m not a huge fan of kolb either.

  10. By Ricefield on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Agreed Casey.

    It has been pointed out that adding Vick would fracture the fanbase in Minnesota, but if we choose to let Webb be the man, I think getting Vick might be the way to go.

    If Webb is supposed to be Vick 2.0 then it might be good for him to learn from the guy that started it all.

    Just my opinion of course.

  11. By Alex on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    If you go that route then you want to go and get Kolb. If the Eagles let Vick go you better go and get him because with Vick and his abilities and AP at Running back and Harvin in the slot awesome. I would still suggest that we purse a big play receiver for our QB to throw to down the field. I would go and get 2 CB Champ Bailey, and Asamugha from the Raiders. They will both be free agents this off-season. Movie Wienfield to safety and play Griffin at the nickel. We need to resign Greenway, Rice, Edwards, Tahi, and Leber. I would then get rid of 2 of our lineman i McKinney, and Loadholt. In my opinion i would still pursue McNabb and Palmer as well. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO VIKINGS.

  12. By charlieOntario on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    How come there is no mention that Fazier is not asking Bevell or Murphy to return next year? I have to go to CBSSportsline to find out, and i hate that website!!
    Com’on let’s get informed here!

  13. By xvike on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    UH yeah…. Bailey and Asamugha are not going to come cheap…. I doubt the vikings will even have enough to make a good offer to either one once they sign their free agents like rice, greenway, etc. Loadholt is fine. He is still young. When he gets beat, he face masks the other person but better than just letting them go like mckinney. If i were brett, i would’ve personally thanked mckinney for ending his season early. But back to the qb issue. If hasselbeck is willing to come cheap, i’d say why not. But if not, for sure i would rather have kolb for so many more reasons. But the thing is i don’t think reid is going to let kolb go for cheap or decent value…. And if vick is going to be there next year as their starter, he doesn’t care that kolb would rather be somewhere else. He’s still going to keep him in philly if he doesn’t get the overpriced offer for kolb that he wants.

  14. By robert henning on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    get randy moss bakk for a deep threat

  15. By Carl K on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall says nothing will happen after March1 until a new CBA is reached. The draft is on April 28th and 29th, so up to that point the Vikings can sign or trade players. Does anyone know when that period starts? My guess is late February, but I am not sure. What is the time in which to make a trade or sign a free agent QB. And will we do that without a CBA in place?

  16. By Carl Brodin on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I think because of our lack of a 3rd round pick and we need to address our offensive line. We also need a QB for the future and a CB & S. I think Matt Hassellback makes since or maybe Orton from Denver. Kevin Kolb’s price is to high.

  17. By Major Mudworm on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb is not the answer! Do you people not learn? You think because he did not throw an interception in the Phiily game and ran for 1 TD he is the future. Did you see what happened to Vick in the playoffs? The same thing that happens all the time to these running QBs. They scheme for them and then they have no idea where to throw the ball other than heave it up there and hope a WR comes down with it.

    I want Brady, or Manning clone. We already had the Tarvaris Jackson experiment. Give it up and get a pocket passer who moves around in the pocket and leaves the running to Peterson.

  18. By Ms.J on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Give Webb a chance, and let Mckinney good for nothing a** go.

  19. By John on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Go with Joe Web.

  20. By Carl K on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    So if there is no cba reached by March1… will teams be able to trade draft picks and move up or down in the draft?

  21. By mike on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t want Kolb because I think joe Webb has potential to be good and and the whole idea of getting a QB just writes him off. Hassleback is to old and he can’t stay healthy if we get him we’ll be crying for someone younger soon. Were already showing Joe Webb we have no confidence or trust in him with all this quarterback talk. What has Kolb done to prove he’s better than Joe and be realistic? Save our money and sign our free agents like Chad, Sidney, B. rob, and Abdullah because he has some potential. Also I would like to see us go after Bailey Or Ashoumgh excuse my spelling but championship teams starts with defense and our secondary is missing that shut down corner that can force teams to run the ball more often and were good at stopping that. Go Vikes

  22. By mike on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Major are you saying you wouldn’t like to see Vick in a Vikings uniform he carried that team and the games he missed they looked bad with a emobile QB so what exactly was your point mobile quarterbacks aren’t as good of a passer as emobile quarterbacks if so check the eagles stats with Vick starting and with Kolb starting tell me who did better and the guy just learned the system a year ago look at what he did . And how easy do you think it is to come across a Brady and Manning clone if it was easy every team would have one.

  23. By David on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I just moved back home to Texas from Seattle area in late 2009 where I worked for First & Goal (Paul Allen). In my almost 6 years there I learned one thing about Matt Hasselbeck, he averages around 2 INT’s per game. Virtually another turnover machine. He is past his priime and the Vikings just finished with that experiment. Our best bet in the near future would be Kevin Kolb. He is smart, tough, and still very young. Let’s not let another one pass us by like we did with Matt Schaub!

  24. By Ricefield on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, I think we should go with Webb too. That said, he needs to learn to make that split second decision between throwing and running.

    My mind keeps going back to that play when he AP wide open right in front of the endzone and he didn’t see him. Sure, he’ll get better with experience and he says he wants to improve his passing game but I really think he would do well if he spent a year under a QB who has a similar style.

    Foregoing that, he needs an OC and QB Coach with experience handling his style.

    Who would those guys be?

    Seriously, I don’t follow coaches and coordinators well enough to know, so if someone has an idea please share.

  25. By Randy on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Im not exactly thrilled with either. I have been so frustrated the last couple of years with the QB situation, its hard for me to even think about it. But bringing in an old has been like Matt Hasselbeck or kyle orton would just be putting a band-aid on the teams most crucial need. For all of you guys saying secondary and o-line is more important than a QB, you need to get your head checked. Without a good QB under center none of those positions mean anything. and the only proof you need is to compare this years team to last year. Last year Favre was playing out of his skull and we were the most elite team in the NFC, possibly the NFL. this year his age showed and we were at the bottom of our division with the same group of guys, save for a couple of injuries.

  26. By CaribooBill on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Hasselbeck is too injury prone. Kolb is as much of an uncertainty as Webb and Bomar. Frazier has said that he wants the Vikes to run the ball and stop the run. You don’t need a Manning or Brady clone to do that, you need a power O-line and a power D-line. You need a stronger secondary to stop the opposition from switching to the pass. If Frazier thinks Chris Cook is a keeper and Cedric Griffen can come back again, we’re set at corner with Asher Allen and Winfield in reserve. Abdullah looks like a keeper at safety – we need another one. The linebackers are solid, along with good depth. The D-line is already solid, with good depth. Overall, the defense looks OK, its the O-line that needs help. Running backs are fine with AD, TG and Booker. We need a deep threat to take some of the pressure off the running game. Spend our money on the O-line please – that’s the critical area. My humble opinion. Go Vikes!

  27. By animal26 on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Hasselback easily! He would be cheaper then Kolb and unlike Kolb. Hasselback is a proven Quarterback and won’t cost two first round draft picks.

  28. By Doug on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    The reason Favre had a bad year this year compared to last was not that he was peforming badly it was the Offensive line that did not perform! McKinney was the worst get rid of him.

  29. By Titus on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I am sure Frazier will make an informed decision and bring in the best QB possible for our franchise. I am not sure about Mike’s analysis– Hasselback played sensational? Most of the analysts after the game acknowledged the Seahawks played well, but many said the Saints defense did not show up– I think the Saints expected an easy win– in fact, if I remember correctly, by the mid part of the third quarter, the Saints got serious and almost came back to win. If Hasselback plays “sensational” and wins against the Bears defense at Soldier Field, then we can talk Hasselback. Otherwise, Mike, we might as well take Webb — one game does not tell the whole picture.

  30. By Rogerthevikefan on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Try to get Champ bailey in FA to be a safety or try and pick Raheem Moore in the second round if he is still around. But they need to find a LT that won’t let his qb die. Greg Carimi. Nate Solder. and who ever else is coming out. They need to chose one to protect the qb because no matter who they get with Big Mac “blocking”(air qoutes) they won’t last a game.

  31. By Rogerthevikefan on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Draft Ricky Stanzi

  32. By Norseman on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    For the Love of ODIN please do not put Hasselcrack on the vikings roster, He is pathetic at best. As a Vike fan consigned to life in Seattle I would be terribly offended/upset if the vikes pick up another has been. Kolb would be a good option but would need to want to play and would need to be picked up early enough to learn the team. Dont wait until the second preseason game to recruit/indoctrinate the guy.

  33. By packerfanfirst on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I’ll trade ya Matt Flynn for AP and Harvin. Don’t forget to watch the Playoffs this weekend.

  34. By mike on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Cariboobill makes the most sense to me. Kolb may have experience in the west coast offense but we won’t be running that next season. Hassleback is to old and injury prone how many seasons do you think he has left. Is it just me don’t any other vikings fan get tired of seeing guys that are 30 plus years old running our offense its time to let the young guns do it at least we know they have plenty years ahead of them look at the bears, packers, and the lions they all have young quarterbacks were the only team looking for players close to retirement c’mon Vikings.

  35. By for4nomore on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Don’t tell me you fans have already given up on the all mighty Favre. One More Year, One More Year!

  36. By elier arenas on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    i think we should stay with webb and try it out because he can do work

  37. By Derrick on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I would like to get Matt Hasslebeck but I think Vince Young would be a better fit than both of those QB’s. Vince is still young, mobile, has an arm and he can win games. We already have the receiver’s and rb’s. We just need a QB.

  38. By Vikings fan918 on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Enough with the washed up Qb’s that other teams don’t want..When was the last time we drafted a Qb in the first round?? 1998? Draft mallet or locker and build the team around them now matt hasselback kevin kolb or Joe Webb.Joe webb is not the future..If Josh mcdaniels comes to Minnesota he will probably utilize Webb in the wildcat like he did with tebow..PLEASE DONT GET MCNABB.

  39. By VancleveVikings on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Hasselbeck is not a bad option for the vikings if they’re going to pursue a younger option such as a Joe Webb or maybe a Cam Newton, which is the path I hope they take. We need to rebuild around a young bright quarterback but need to do so quickly before AP’s top form days are over. None of this five or more year rebuilding phase stuff like the Timberwolves

  40. By Tyler on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb is really the only way the team should head, look at the Jets’ success with starting a rookie and the Bucs. They are young and can adapt and learn quickly which in my mind screams for the Vikes to start Webb. Hes quick and has a powerful arm. Hes got a bright future if givin’ the chance.

  41. By mike on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Hey I like Webb he played well for a third string qb going against first string players and our best linemen was out we had a lot of injuries but this guy did what he could. You put some more weapons around him like a better line or a two dimension tight end who can block and run because shank is to soft i’ve seen corners take him down easy, than we need another receiver to replace barrien one who can stretch the field. If we trade barrien and madiu williams we should have the money to sign a free agent or get a draft pick so get these worthless over paid players out of here.

  42. By Rondo on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I think the vikes should get a good seasoned vet QB, then draft one so they can groom him. Also with the age of Pat Williams they should also try to draft or find in free agency a DT. also the offensive line needs improvement, So AP can do what he doe’s best.

  43. By Kmac on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I think Kolb would be a great addition tho this team. He has a lot more left in the tank than Hasslebeck and he is far more capable…Although I do think Vince Young could do a nice job here too.

  44. By purple&gold on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Who are we going to trade to get all the players and picks you guys want?

  45. By Mike on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Kolb would be the best QB, young and motivated. Kolb is ready to become a franchize QB. With Kolb the Vikings could build a dynasty. Mcnabb is lazy. Hasselbeck is old and gets injuried to much.

  46. By vikes on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    i would rather see cam newton be the QB instead of kolb or hasselbeck

  47. By Chaz on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    No way should we get hasselbeck. He didn’t throw 2 TD’s in a game until the one against the saints!! Look at his numbers, they were not even close to good. Webb would do just as good, plus get time to learn while playing. They are asking to much for Kolb. Draft one and start over or stick with WEBB!!!!

  48. By mike on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t want Kolb i’ve seen this guy play don’t believe the hype because when Vick got injured the eagles considered bringing jeff garcia back because they didn’t trust Kolb we don’t need to be trading for a qb its either draft one or stick with Webb.

  49. By steve on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    First of all I think the Vikings need to hire Josh McDaniel and Josh and Frazier got to put their heads together and figure out who would be the best canidate for QB. I think Josh McDaniel has a good eye for that plus they need to figure out the passing game and maybe get some better WR’s to surround this new QB. They have to first get a new contract for Sidney Rice that is a given then go from there.

  50. By larrym2 on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    there has to be a great lineman coach hired to protect quaterback !no matter hue is playing!when hassel back is hit to amny times and recivers arnt teached to get angle to get open and seperation bad things happen ! look at farve and the other quaterbacks that have played here and when there was great paly off team and when vikings where in super bowls there is reasons why they lost! bad protection on qb and recivers not getting seperation and bad play calling and not blocking and staying with blocks till wishel blows!and bad fundmentails that wherent used to get an edge!

  51. By Aceviking on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t know who we should get, but all I know is that we need a QB to build our franchises around like the Ravens, Chargers, Falcons, and I hate to say it, but the Packers. I don’t know if that means we have to draft a QB or pick one up. We still need to take a good hard look at Joe Webb. I guess I am against Hasselbeck or McNabb because they are not in the prime of there career. I don’t get all of this talk about price because if we can get a good, solid QB then we can use our other picks for O Linemen and DBs. Because what other position do we really need??

  52. By AustrianVike on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    So here is my take on the QB-situation: I love Webb, but he hasn´t shown me enough to be the starter next year. I would try to get McNabb to mentor him for a year or two. After that give Webb the chance to start.
    As for Kolb, I think his price will be way too high. We can´t afford to give up our 2nd rounder(or even more) for him. I think there is no way the Eagles would let him go for anything less than that.
    The only way I see us going after Orton is, if we are able to trade down within the first round in the draft. Trade our first rounder and maybe a late pick for a first rounder in the early twenties and a third rounder. Draft a O-liner in the first, a Safety in the second and use the third rounder for Orton. Would make sense to me.
    Otherwise we could take the “cheaper” way and just try to get Hasselbeck or Bulger(who I like very much) for a year or two until Webb or maybe even Bomar is ready to be a starter. GO VIKES!

    Greetings from Austria!

  53. By Ricefield on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Aceviking,

    The concern is we’ll have to give up draft picks in order to get an experience but young QB or move up in the draft to get someone like Newton. Without those picks whoever we get won’t have the line to protect him or the DB on defense to force our opponent to attempt to run.

    That’s why I say, keep Webb and surround him with a powerful line, get the DB’s we need. Build a talented team and then if Webb doesn’t work out, we can go for a franchise QB.

    All my opinion of course.

  54. By oldschoolvikesfan on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    big no on Mcnabb and hasslebeck cant stay healthy. kolb not for any 1st round picks, I think Webb has what it takes, I was most impressed by his confidents on the field and looked poised in the pocket,if he studies film and gets his head in the playbook anything is possible. I wouldnt mind taking a look at Kyle Orton for a couple years and let Webb grow abit.If we used our draft picks for something other than a QB (unless later rounds) it wouldnt hurt my feelings we need OF line help, D line,and D backs.And we also hav some players we need to sign. (peace)

  55. By Big sky Zeke on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    For the love of football…….we do not want to sign Mcnabb or hasseleback…we need to address that postion with a future draft pick..joe webb isn’t the answer either ..great athelete but not a QB in the NFL. Let t-jack go sign greenway , rice, and edwards get some help in the secondary and go after a young QB.

  56. By Aceviking on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    RIcefield- You make a very good point on all of that. And who knows? Maybe Joe Webb or Rhett Bomar is our next franchise QB, even though I doubt it.

  57. By George on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Kolb would be the best choice and Joe Webb as Back Up to learn more and he will even do better with time. Whatever you guys do don’t get McNabb he has never been a good passer and he’s too old now to be a runner, besides we should leave the running to our backs!

  58. By ViKiNGS FaN FRoM Da 671 on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I think first off we need a killer defense to keep the team close enough in games so that they don’t need to throw every down. i say follow the jets formula. Killer D which means an awesome secondary and the run defense that is still pretty good, not to mention the linebackers who are way under the radar (i mean they are not spoken of like lewis, willis, or even urlacher) but they do a great job. Offense needs a quaterback who protects the ball and runs the offence turnover free and with APs fumble problem almost completely gone they should be alright with harvin and rice. Just get a line to protect like they did a few years ago.

  59. By Aaron E. on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I would like to see a younger but expierienced quarterback for the Vikings. I know Matt Hassleback is a good quarterback with a lot of expierence but you can’t just throw in someone that has been playin with the same team for 11 seasons (I’m not sure how many Matt has been with the Seahawks but you get my point). Get someone like Kolb who can grow up with the Vikings. Not just someone who has been placed as a great quarterback to fill in for another year just because we think this is our year again. Although seeing Donovan McNabb or Matt Hassleback in the purple uniforms would be nice…..Is it really worth it?

  60. By yo on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Kolb costs too much

  61. By mike on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I have a question for everyone who wants Kolb. Can anyone tell me why and what had he done to show you he can lead our team?

  62. By matt chappell on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Listen…. I have been a Viking fan for as long as i can remember.. I grew up in Wisconsin believe it or not… Anyway… Vikings do what you have to. As a fan i will have my opinions but no matter what i will still be a fan. Stay in Minnesota and show desire to win and dont lose our AP or the defensive line and one other suggestion from a fan.. Tell the secondary to play like winfield. Good luck in the off season. Your fan, Matt

  63. By Oscar on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I think Joe Webb could have a good future as a starter.. the kid has a lot of potential and should be given the chance.. I say JOE WEBB!!..

  64. By Vikings4Life on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Joe is my choice and then take the best player who is left at 12 but none of the qb’s in next years draft will be starters in 2011 it would be a waste of a very good pick, Pick up a free agent i just cannot handle another two years with a qb who is in the end of his career develope Joe he will show everyone next training camp that he will lead us to the playoffs next year

  65. By Norman on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    See if Brett will come back for less money, protect him, and use more of a Martz style of offense. Look what Kurt Warner did for years, without the arm strength or ability of Brett Favre. We would very quickly be an elite NFC team again, be honest these other QB’s in the discussion also need to be protected or they will be ineffective also.

  66. By Chance on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Carson Palmers contract is up either get Carson or Kolb or stay with Webb. then get rid of Bryant Mckinny and Madieu williams and get a left tackle and either asamagou sorry about the spelling or champ baily bc antion winfeld is getting to old but he is still the best tacklin corner out there

  67. By milltrain on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    People keep saying we need to draft a qb. If that was necessary, it would have happened last year. Favre being upset was cited as a reason this would not happen, but that does not make sense, as favre knew it was his last year if he played at all, and a rookie draft pick was not going to challenge him for the job. I am very apprehensive about signing another vetran qb such as hasselbeck, as this is all we have done since the 90s with the exception of culpepper. it has not worked yet. Sure we have Three NFC championship appearances, but that is where it ends. He may be a good bridge with maybe 2 to 3 years left, IF he stays healthy. I like the Vince Young idea with his mobility and peterson in the backfield, with harvin being the x factor, a great TE and if we keep him an amazing receiver in rice, vince young would flourish, and i think he could be a great qb, except i think he is a ninny, and we cant afford someone that is not going to lead this team and create distractions. Mcnabb is another option,I think that Kolb is a good fit at fit qb for this team right now but he really is not proven, sure he has a couple good wins, but he has yet to prove he is a starter in the nfl. If not for his attitude i would say vince young hands down would be the best option, but i guess we should stay with hasselbeck if he is available in hopes of Webb developing, idk Hasselbeck kinda reminds me of the dilfers and johnsons of the past..but hey, they got rings.

  68. By Jim on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    A has-been (Hasselbeck) and a wanna-be (Kolb)…what choices!!! Webb as studied under Favre and its time to rebuild anyway so give the kid a chance to earn his stripes as the rebuilding takes hold. Maybe bring in McNabb to hold Webb’s clipboard and give us a strong backup but if its time to rebuild then start at the QB position then get us some O linemen and for the love of GOD do whatever necessary to keep Greenway, Rice & Pat Williams! Also pick up Matthews from Oregon…good LB that could move to DE opposite of Jared Allen and not to mention great news stories when playing Green Bay!

  69. By Vikings4Life on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with Jim except not mcnabb dont waste your money zygi we should though pick up Mathews from Oregon that family knows how to play football.

  70. By nathanAZvikingsfan on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I say no to Hasselbeck unless the Vikes are truly only looking for a bridge QB. that meaning we draft a qb and have Matt mentor the rookie and webb for 1-2 years. He’s a veteran and although he can’t stay healthy, he can help mold the young guys. Mcnabb could also be a good bridge qb. I also like Orton. I trust the Leslie will make the best decision though.

  71. By 40 year Viking Fan on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikes need to draft, look at the ravens, Falcons, Bucs and Jets, all drafted and started their rookie QB’S. Field expierience is 100 times better than mentoring on the side lines. Hasselback would be a decent choice but as a back up to our #1 draft pick

  72. By mike on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Hey that matthews kid from oregon is a beast he plays just like his brother i would be more then happy if we got him.

  73. By SERGIO (MEXICAN # 1 FAN) on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I think that, the vikings staff, have to think very carefully what are they gonig to do in the next season be cause the deffence is getting old and i dont know how much time Adrian Peterson will stay whit the vikes, could happend the same that happened with LT in San Diego…i dont think that qb possition most be the principal concern, to me Webb is right…

  74. By 40 year Viking Fan on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    @miltrain, i see what your saying and understand, but just not sold on Webb, I could be completly wrong and hope I am, but passing on a young QB in the draft is a huge gamble if Webb falters, and like you said, V.Young can be a distraction and we don’t need that.

  75. By Jim on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Are you kidding me. The Vikings need to stay far away from Hasselbeck and McNabb. They need to look in the direction of either the draft or Kolb or Big Ben.

  76. By 40 year Viking Fan on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    @Sergio, your right, our D is getting up their in age and like Mike said Matthews is a beast as is Quinn from N.C.

  77. By Mike B on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I think that the Vikings should look at an experienced QB and open the position to competition. Vick, Kolb, or Hasselbeck would be options in a competition. I think to have Joe Webb as the guy is a reckless move. I think there is some serious needs to address in the draft beyon QB. OL showed a lot of weakness this year and DL is getting old. Defensive backfield by whoever was healthy was an issue this year. The vikings are going to need more than the draft to fix issues next year to be competitive.

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

    I rather have #4 than Hasselback, quit looking at has beens and draft a QB. We need help in the secondary also, a DB that can actually catch. No McNabb, Vince Young, etc. Lets be original and get our own QB. Mike Numbskull should have left with Childress!!!

  79. By 40 year Viking Fan on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Well said mike, we have to make alot of smart and low cost moves in FA, we can’t put all our money in one man, besides we have to resign Rice, Grrenway and possible Edwards

  80. By mike on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Jim do you really think pittsburgh would give up big benhe is their franchise qb and he shows up in games.

  81. By 40 year Viking Fan on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    We need our own identity as QB, enough with other teams leftovers

  82. By Jim on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Mike,
    Let’s see how the playoffs go. With his past they may listen.

  83. By mike on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Hey jim i wish they did give him to us at least we would have a leader who knows how to win the big game. I would give up any pick for him

  84. By VikingsfanfromNY on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    ok im not saying favre is bad but it is deffinately time to retire….sorry…… so we need a QB…. i think we should use our draft picks and see if we can get cambell or whatever his name is i dont pay attention to collage…. but i know hes a beast…. if not then we can look to Young, Kolb, or really anyone who isnt webb…. he is ok because of favre but still…. its true i know it will take a few years to recover but mayybe not with PEATERSON… the best ever….

  85. By Robins on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Give Joe Webb a chance! He just needs experience! Keep Brett as a coach and let him help Webb! Brett has seen and done it all and would be a great help.

  86. By John Myers on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    LESLIE FRAZIER AND ZYGI WILF,PLEASE DO ALL THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS FANS A FAVOR SIGN DONOVAN MCNABB AND NNAMDI ASOMUGHA AND WE WILL WIN THE SUPERBOWL FOR THE FIRST TIME PLEASE SIGN THEM FASTLY

  87. By VikingsfanfromNY on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    just let brett retire and become a legend and get old…. well oldER and do other stuff and live like the king he is…. just after he retires

  88. By mike on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb is better than Kolb even eagles fans believe it. Look at Kolbs receivers tell me who can stick with d.jackson 1on1 or maclin remember the ravens game when mcnabb got benches Kolb came in and tossed interceptions to every defender than the redskins game Vick goes down Kolb leads the eagles to a lost most recent against the poor cowboys defense he threw three interceptions. If Kolb was so good the eagles wouldn’t have gave Vick his job. Look at how exciting the eagles players are when Vick plays its a different feeling with Kolb because they know he’s not as good as people think. We’ll be making a mistake by getting him to start. Peoples say Joe Webb hadnt proved he can be a starter the guy is 1 and 1 in games that he started what did Kolb prove to you. Give Webb his chance.

  89. By purplengold on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    hassleback..let him take us to the playoffs for a couple of years and let joe webb develop on the sidelines and keep practicing. I do think ryan mallett will be a good match for the nfl, not another spread product bust like tebow but can’t teach joe webb who is are future and matches our deep threat wideout core with his mobility.

  90. By purplengold on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    anyone who has doubts about joe webb search joe webb jumps 6 bags. His athletic ability is just to much…if you want favre back your a joke. Saying hes like kurt warner? hes three years older then kurt warner! And kurt warner is a much more conservative qb then favre. Even with his more fit to his age style he was throwing to steve breaston and boldin, exing out fitzgerald because sidney can match him. Percy is good…but not as good as boldin, and berrian isnt close to breaston. Get hassleback.

  91. By The Vikings Saint on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    i say get kolb and use webb like what the jets use brad smith! he can do it all! and probably better than smith can! and kolb has a very very good chance to be an elite qb.

  92. By Ricefield on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    See I don’t know about all this talk about “letting a Webb learn”. (Yes earlier I said he could do with a little learning but..)I think the best experience is game experience. What exactly is he supposed to learn standing on the sideline?

    Poise? He’s got that.

    Decision making? He made some pretty good decisions in the Eagles game and he’ll only get better with experience.

    An arm? Did I mention the connection with Harvin on 3rd down in the Eagles game.

    So, if he must sit and watch someone else play, I’d like it be no more than a year. But, I’d be happier if they just named him the starter and got an OC capable of handling a mobile QB. Then built an o-line capable of defending him and some DB’s who ensure the opponents try to run.

  93. By Arrow86 on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    If they believe in Webb, bring Hasselbeck or McNabb in. If they have concerns about Webb bring in a younger player like Young, Kolb, etc.

  94. By Arrow86 on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Ricefield: Everyone loves to win. The Vikes have almost always been 8-8 to 10-6 to get in the playoffs. We maybe need to go with Joe and he may really struggle at times, but stick with him. We also as fans can’t dump on the team if we have a down year or two in that process. Webb would save a great deal of money in salary that could help shore up the O-line helping in that development. Not resigning Favre could free up a ton for other free agents. It’s whether the Vikes commit to rebuild for a Super Bowl, or continue to stay respectable for the sake of selling tickets.

  95. By Rory on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Finally the vikings saint has the idea. Kolb is a good qb, only 26 and is the type of qb we need. Webb cud come in on certain plays bcoz he is so explosive (like brad smith) but hes a better passer than smith. Keep rhett bhomar i think he cud hav some talent. ARE U LISTENING MR WILF AND FRAZIER GET KOLB!!

  96. By Woodboat on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    First off, Farve isn’t coming back. I like the guy a lot, but he is done. The reason he is DONE, is the same reason Hasselbeck will be done by midseason next year if he comes to our squad… he will take a pounding because our O Line is garbage. Matt’s back won’t take the punishment our O Line inflicts upon our QBs. I don’t know about Kolbs mobility, but I do know that once you’ve had your squash scrambled once, the next time it happens easier, then easier again. Look at Aikman.

    If you can grab one of them without trading for them, go for it. I wouldn’t give up anything for either of them given the state of our team. If we are going to trade, trade for protection, and let Joe Webb try it. I don’t think he’ll do very well, but he might. If we have a line, AP might be able to get some holes to run through as well.

    Get a line, some DBs, and sell the following years draft ala Ditka/Ricky Williams for Andrew Luck.

  97. By Tony on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I think the Vikings should draft another QB. sign a FA QB anyone other than Donovan Mcribb, cut Berrian and Medieu williams freeing up a ton of cash especially now that Favre is gone. sign Logan Mankins, Draft Saftey and O line. oh yeah dump Mckinnie maybe his over inflated play as of late can be used to reinflate the dome. let Leber, and Edwards go, and sign Erin Hendersen and Brian Robison for sure. I think Leber has lost a step or two and Edwards just wants to be paid big he doesnt care to be a Viking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  98. By Woodboat on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I could have saved myself a lot of typing if I’d just read Ricefields post first. I agree completely. Well, other than I wouldn’t bet the farm on Webb being a star. Of course, I may be wrong.

  99. By Ricefield on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Agreed Arrow. With everything from Free Agents to rebuilding everything that was broken this season, there just isn’t enough money or draftpicks to get a QB in the draft. Getting a veteran isn’t cheap and we have to be able to pick up Greenway, Rice, and Williams as well as pay everyone else on the team.

  100. By Woodboat on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    @ Tony…

    I wouldn’t be quick to run Edwards off, but I wouldn’t pay him top DE money either. Leber isn’t gonna cost much to keep; I’d keep him if for no other reason than to give the young guys someone to beat out for playing time. I’d like to see the team move McKinney to RT and draft a top notch LT… even in the first round, if there is a 12th pick worthy dude.

    I agree on Berrian… and I wouldn’t be hurt if they cut every DB on the team other than 26. Griffen is only good in comparison to the other junk they have on the roster.

  101. By buck on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Hasselbeck is too old and if we get him we’ll need to get some offensive linemen and Kolb doesn’t have the experience we need because we have a team that is ready to win now. We need some DB’s… it’s so pathetic.

  102. By Woodboat on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I wouldn’t have Vince Young if he paid to wear the Vikings jersey. He’s a lazy pun k and doesn’t deserve the chance to poison another lockerroom.

  103. By Bruce on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Please do not waste picks on Kolb who has never impressed me, and Hasselbeck is no better than Favre was this year, I’d say get Vince Young for a starter, and have Webb as a #2 and Bonar as #3. Young and Webb are a lot alike and you would’nt have to change the play calls much between them. Our O-line has been inconsistant so we do need a young mobile QB, but a new O-line coach may just be able to teach these guys how to block consistently. And a new play caller would help the O-line too. It doesn’t matter who is on your O-line, if the defense knows what you are doing they will stop you. Yes we need to keep Rice and Greenway, Edwards is good but Robison did a great job whenever Ray was hurt, I think Robison deserves to start and can do better than Edwards. I think our D-line has plenty of depth. Guion and Kennedy are both starters too. But we seriously need more depth in our secondary, Get 2 new safety’s a CB and another WR from the draft to begin with but drafting a QB in the first round is a huge risk!! and then they want a billion dollars, How many 1st round QB’s turn into flops or can’t stay healthy? Sure Vince Young may have some issues but you know what you are getting, he’s better than Kolb any day and we should be able to get him for a decent price. As for Bernard I don’t know, he simply never connected with Favre. If we can replace him with someone from the draft then do it otherwise see if he does connect with Vince.

  104. By emiaz on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    to the Minnesota vikings Fans and front office as a long time fan of the vikings it is a Big mistake if you bring in a guy like Hasslebeck you allready went through the old guy problem why would you go through it again go out and make a deal for kolb or vick or Mcnabb get rid of Mikinney loadholt sign greenway leber go out and get a cornerback that would help winfield then make another big trade send bernard berrian your 1st round pick to Arizona in return for fitzgerald and a 2nd round pick you put out all that money this past season look wht it got you put money in these guys and the rest of your picks and as for you fraizer make this vikings team your team dont continue to have childress on the sidelines even though you are the head coach you continued to run his game in the last couple of games do something worth while

  105. By Mike on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Bring back Fran Tarkenton.

  106. By Woodboat on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    What is really sad is that we need the big piece of the puzzle, the quarterback. The problem is, we need to keep the best of what we have AND add maybe 3 OL and 3 DBs… there doesn’t seem to be much chance to fill that shopping list.

  107. By Ricefield on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks Woodboat.

  108. By PACKER'S, GO PACK GO on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Hasselbeck, Packer trained, thats all you need to know.

  109. By Tony on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Oh and another thing Draft Mike Pouncey with our 1st rnd pick for Oline and put Loadholt on P90x to loose some weight which might actually make him a bit quicker!!

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

    The way you guys think, we are better off letting Peterson play QB. McNabb is done, Kolb will never get it done, Hasselback just now had his best game of the season, we already have a V. Young in Webb, lets try to draft a young talent and see it through. Hasselback take us to the play-offs? Seattle won just 1 more game than we did, 7-9 won that cr@ppy division.

  111. By Rick on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    BIG JOE

  112. By Rick on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    FOOL US ONCE SHAME ON U, FOOL US TWICE SHAME ON US, FOOL US AGAIN ITS JUST A SHAME.

  113. By 24 on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    CAMMM NEWTON!!!

  114. By Tony on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Kolb, cost way too many draft picks, Hasselback so what he had the best game of his career! Mcnabb washed up just like Farve, Vince Young another Randy Moss, Immature idiot! Who, and that is a question, I really like Webb still green but he showed hints of talent and tons of potential, maybe he just needs minicamp, Ota’s, Training camp and preseason. Give the kid a chance, WTH, we gave Jackson a chance. I think Webb deserves his.

  115. By Sue G Vikes 4 Ever on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Guys, We have #12 overall and that is not going to get us a high caliber QB. We have to either stay with Webb ( I see s lot of athletisism, but need lots of practical experience) or get a free agent. I agree with most on this site that McNabb would be a 1-2 year solution…no to Hasslebeck….Kolb…maybe. What our bigger concern should be is our o-line and secondary…also our d-line is getting grayer as we speak…Let’s face it, we are in trouble.

  116. By Pete on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    What is wrong with Joe Webb? Give him a chance.

    # 12 overall does not get a high caliber QB. The best QBs are lower picks than that. Who do you want? Ryan Leaf? How about Tim Couch. I will take Brady over them any year.

    Why grab Hassleback. Too old. Sorry, I like the guy. But I am too old too and I am only 1 year older than him. 35 year old QBs are about done. Farve being an exception, not a normality.

    This use a QB for 2 years and look again don’t work. I am tired of leftovers. Lets get our own guy in there.

    Lets grab a Tom Brady in the draft. Mustain could be a late draft pick and shows some promise. Jake Locker may fall to pick 12.

    Cam newton is not as good as Joe Webb. That would be a waste to draft him.

  117. By Travis DeMoss on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Come on Mike, we talked earlier this year about Asher Allen and the Secondary, now yall are talking about interest in Hasselback. Did we not learn anything with the situation of favre, Matt is old and in 2 years will be in the same boat again, he will be injured just like he was 3 time this yr in Seatle. Let trade up in this draft and go after Ryan Moats from Arkansas, we have a huge line and he is 6’7″, if not let look into someone who can help develop Webb. Why would we be looking at Kolb when the Webb has just as much experience and more talent. Let get a secondary, make Rice and harvin get healthy if they want a check and have a more competitive season next year. Rmember Marc Bulger is an experience qb who could help develop webb as well as Seneca wallace.

    Thanks

  118. By K'net on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Hasslebeck for one year, while Webb gets a little more familiar/comfortable with things so he doesn’t become another Daunte. Next year could be a hard year and we don’t want Webb, an athletic guy with a lot of potential, to end up as next years scapegoat if things are tough. Bring in someone who can be a good influence on Webb (and any other rookie we might pick up in the draft) that we can part with after he plays a season for us.

  119. By Sue G Vikes 4 Ever on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    K’net, I agree with you. I see lots of potential in Webb. We just need to get an o-line to prtect or block for him. I just hope he doesn’t become injury prone like Daunte did.

  120. By Blake on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I think both Hasselbeck and Kolb would be good options. But Hasselbwck is very inconsistant and we can’t forget how bad Kolb played in week 1. So we could go with either one of these, but we would need to pick up a good QB coach to kind of coach ‘em up! Along with QB coaches we need to draft some good cornerbacks and d and o line men!

  121. By Ronnie on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Sprnd whatever it takes to get Vick. Vick with Rice,Harvin and Shank at TE and AP in the backfield will get you a Super Bowl!!!!!!!

  122. By Sue G Vikes 4 Ever on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Ronnie, I would love to get Vick….. but I don’t think Philly is going to give him up….Maybr Kolb.

  123. By Ricefield on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I’m for a Vick pickup if he’s available. He’s the one guy that fits Webb’s style. If we go with Webb for our future, he could learn from Vick.

    However, it was pointed out to me that Vick would divide the fanbase. I’m not so sure about that but it would certainly make some fans angry.

    Still, I say get Vick if he’s available or just go with Webb and make sure he watches alot of old Atlanta Falcon tape in the off season.

  124. By Titus on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Vikes will be just fine. Coach Frazier does this for a living– all week, week in and week out. He will make the best choice.

  125. By Ricefield on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    That said, Vick isn’t going to be cheap if he’s comes available so it probably isn’t that good of an idea. He’d be cheaper than Brett I think but how much would we be willing to pay him. Let’s say he plays one year as meantor to Webb, how much would that be worth?

    Whatever that figure is, it’s going to hurt us when trying to find people for the holes in this team.

  126. By Titus on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t think Vick is a good option. Frazier has to determine who his O Coordinator is and what style of Offense they will run– then they will choose a decent free agent to mentor the kids– I think Rhett may be a nice surprise, and people can pretend Brett is still here– a few beers and the stadium won’t know the difference between an r and a b.

  127. By Ricefield on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    LOL, Titus. I might have to one of those beers.

  128. By Jordan on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I think the Vikings should stick with Joe Webb, He showed some leadership and he could be a good replacement. They honestly need to word on there Defensive Secondary. Two huge play corners just hit the free agency and If Frazier is smart he wont pass them by.

  129. By Nick H on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I think the Vikes should look at getting Kolb… A young guy that has proven he can make big plays and play solid football….. Joe Webb is a great athlete but as history has proven guys like Webb are better suited for for playing wide out and used as returners (Hines Ward, Josh Cribbs, Brad Smith, Antwaan Randle El). We also need to adress the left side of our O-line this off-season and look to get younger on the left side.. We need to take a look at center Mike Pouncey from Florida or Anthony Costonzo a tackle from BC. We nee to resign Greenway NOW! And look to replace Leber abscence with Ernie Sims (PHI). Our secondary is horrible and thats where the bulk of our time and effort need to be put into……….. Theres alot of good DB’s set to be on the wire this offseason…. It would be a gift from God to get Nnamdi Asomugha or Champ Bailey… but there good options with guys such as Brian Williams (ATL), Josh Wilson (BAL), Brandon Carr (KC) or Al Harris (MIA)

    Thats my 2 cents

  130. By Tim on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Dont forget about Kyle Orton.

  131. By Luke on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings SHOULD NOT take Hasselbeck or McNabb or any other old veteran. I am sick and tired of seeing the Vikings take old guys and get nowhere. As for Kolb, regardless of Andy Reid’s belief in him, he has looked terrible in the games I have seen him play in. I would for once like to see the Vikings draft a young stud out of college who they plan on being “The guy” or to compete with Joe Webb for the starting position. They need to get someone in there that can actually get some starts and make some mistakes and get better rather than sitting on the bench watching some old guy play while the Vikings go 9-7 and miss the playoffs. I’m sure they have a better chance at missing the playoffs with a rookie at the helm but it has been done before in recent history: Joe Flacco, Matt Ryan, Mark Sanchez to name a few. Start thinking about the future Vikings fans and stop trying to get a QB that has failed somewhere else because they are supposed to be good. How many championships between McNabb, Kolb, and Hasselbeck? Oh yeah, that’s right ZERO. Draft someone Vikings PLEASE!!! I want to have faith that my team wants to win championships and not dangle supposed stars in front of my eyes while I get my heart ripped out.

  132. By Matt on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    oh dear god, please dont pick up hasselbeck, kolb, or mcnabb……. the vikings need a fresh rookie quarterback that can make plays, PLEASE pick a quarterback and develop him while AP is still young…..

  133. By Reece s. on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Keep Favre. The entire Vikings organizaton should be begging him to come back. Shame on the o line for killing him and making him not want to come back. Favre may be old but when healthy and given the protection a normal line can give he is lethal. Frazier loves him so he will know what to do.

  134. By NY Viking Ric on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Sign Moss as a free agent. That way the 3rd round pick we gave up wont be wasted. Moss, Rice, AP & Harvin on the field at once iswhat we were waiting fore before Chilly pulled the plug. As for a QB, wait for the skins to release McNabb.

  135. By Titus on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Reece, it is illegal to drink and blog.

  136. By chilly dip on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    After watching the national championship and post game, I’m on the Cam Newton bandwagon. He can kill you with his arm or his legs and, Cecil Newton aside, he is a leader. I think he would be a good fit for the Vikes. We’ve already got AP, Percy. Sidney (granted he resigns), and throw Cam Cam in there. That’s a lot of athleticism on the field at one time. Plus we need a QB who can escape the rush (or our lack of offensively line). I say either draft Newton or bring in Vick to be a mentor to Joe Webb. They’re the same type of QB, so why not have Joe learn from the best of that mold? I really like Cam, but I’m also a Bo-Bo for Joe. If the Vikes choose the latter route we need to draft a competent corner, maybe bring Champ Bailey in to play safety, and boom, we’re talking Super Bowl XLVI people.

  137. By Fraser Oliver on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Go after Champ bailey and play him as safety like he wants to. Then try and see if someone like cam newton, ryan mallet or Jack locker is available if they are get if not look for offensive line corner or D line. Also take a look at Chris cook at safety maybe could be a good move to use his size back there. We also need Cedric Griffin to bounce back from injury and become the shut down play making corner he can be.

  138. By mike on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I want to hear about what free agents were resigning or going to sign i don’t want to hear about any washed up, injury prone, or unproven quarterbacks. We have a quarterback give him a chance he haven’t failed us. Look at Rex Ryan he drafted sanchaz and gave him a lot of weapons to work with plus a solid defense to bail him out and its paying off. Why can’t we just get some more weapons on both side and let Joe Webb play before writing him off. We all know our offensive coordinator was conservative with his play calling i remember when the Vikings was known for having one of the best offenses in the league all that changed when bevell came thats why i hope he lose his job we need someone who can open up the play book and keep defenses off balance people our problem isn’t at quarterback its our OC even favre criticised our play calling.

  139. By animal26 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I think we should trade down our first round pick for a later first and either a 3rd or another second. We then can go after offensive linemen, a safety, and maybe a quarterback with the first 3 picks.

  140. By animal26 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    safety or cornerback*

  141. By Arrow86 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Here is some things to consider: If we all agree that until our O-line gets repaired any quarterback will struggle then we can look at the current QB’s available by current salary and with a slight increase in their next contract which is the best value for the money. Hasselbeck is 34, his rating is 73.2, and currently makes $6.25 million. Kolb is 27, his rating is 76.1, and current contract is 1.25 million (1/10th of Favre’s). Kyle Orton is 29, his rating is 87.5. He threw 20 TD’s and 9 picks. Current salary is $1.1million. Vince Young is 27, and makes $.2.2 million. Bruce Gradkowski is 26 and has a rating of 66.3 and makes $541 K. Based on money and performance, Kyle Orton is at the head of the class. Especially if McDaniel is a Viking coach in 2011. He’s not the glamorous pick, but he doesn’t throw many picks either. Oh’ by the way, Favre’s salary is similar to Nnamdi Asomugha at $12 million, maybe he could go both ways and QB and CB! LOL

  142. By Arrow86 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    For those of you drinking the Cam “Fig” Newton juice, when I watched him the other night, I saw a lot of JaMarcus Russell in him. I bet he’ll be able to throw a ball to the other end of his sprawling estate someday, but will he be able to hit a receiver on the fly, remains to be seen. Oh’ and where is 26 year old JaMarcus Russell playing these days????

  143. By mr smiff on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Favre is WAY better than Hasslebeck or Kolb. I remember hearing the Favre-is-too-old-and-washed-up rhetoric after his 2008 season with the Jets, and he came back to have the best year of his career with the Vikings. Threre has always been other reasons for Favre’s off years.

  144. By mr smiff on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I agree, Arrow86. He needs to stay in school anyway.

  145. By snags on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    We should use our 1st round pick on o line then use the others for the secondary and depth. Give Joe webb a go then if worst comes to worst we could end up with andrew luck next year

  146. By PurpleNation on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    @ packerfanfirst, I’ll trade ya Madieu Williams and Bryant McKinnie for Aaron Rodgers and your two starting corners! :P

    btw I’ll be watching GB lose this weekend too!

  147. By Parody on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Come on now PurpleNation, don’t you think you’re being a little too greedy?

    I think you could even it out by throwing in an extra 1-for-1 deal, adding Berrian and Matthews into the trade.

  148. By Parody on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    And if you feel in the generous mood, then you can also add in Baskett and Lewis for a first round pick.

  149. By KCVike on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I’d probably go after Kolb in that situation, but why not bring Dennis Green back as OC? Denny Green knows offense. His hybrid of the West Coast Offense with the Washington power running game would be right up Leslie Frazier’s ally. That offense was very QB friendly. I wouldn’t even be opposed to bringing Culpepper back to run it for a couple of years while we groom Webb and one other QB.

  150. By Tim on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    i agree completely with Luke & Matt lets draft a young QB & see where he takes us i want a superbowl with in the next five years.

  151. By Parody on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    That would be great KC. Get Green, Culpepper AND Moss all back in here for 2011 and see if they can mesh the same as they did back at the turn of the century!

  152. By Rob S on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I would have to pick Kolb over Hasselbeck but I think I would prefer McNabb of any QBs avaliable. Ultimatley we need to find a quarterback through the draft i feel, and stop taking this band aid approach by finding someone to fill the spot for a couple seasons then end up with the same dilema. More importantly I think we need to part ways with McKinnie and find someone that has better footwork and overall moves better, and get rid of Loadholt I mean really how many false starts and holds did he have this season.

  153. By animal26 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I wouldn’t get rid of Loadholt. He is still young and has been improving since hes been with the vikings. He still has growing to do, but still shows a lot of potential and is growing nicely. It also would help him a lot, if he lost some weight. he is a little too large and slow. Losing some weight would really help him get faster and handle some of those faster pass rushers.

  154. By animal26 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I also wouldn’t get rid of McKinnie yet. The should wait til the training camp/preseason to make that decision. He isn’t the best left tackle in the world, but he is still a line that, if beaten for the starting job in preseason. We can get a good draft pick for next years draft.

  155. By animal26 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    lineman*

  156. By PurpleNation on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    @ Parody, that packfanfirst guy was the greedy one, he wanted to give only matt flyn for AP and Harvin so I was just returning the favor and yes I do agree with all your moves Parody! :D

    SKOL VIKINGS!

    btw DON’T FORGET TO WATCH THE PACKERS TAKE A BEATING LEFT TO RIGHT THIS WEEKEND! EnJOY…:P

  157. By jorge on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Is Webb the future? Maybe, but he needs to learn on the practice squad.

    Let’s see how the draft board shapes up then really start to think about the position.

    Either of these QBs make much sense, the next couple of years is going to hurt…

  158. By Parody on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    @PurpleNation – I know, I just needed an opening line to add in my trades to the list :P

  159. By tim on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    We have a good young quarterback in Webb however, we need a veteran presence too.This will still only give us 2 quarterbacks.I do not see Jackson returning,nor do I want him to,so we will still need a 3rd QB.Also ,I’m surprized that no one has mentioned resigning Longwell. I beleive he is an important player on this team.

  160. By Carl K on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Webb, Bohmar…draft Andrew Dalton or Ricky Stanzi in the 4th round. Sign a free agent QB. Maybe Matt Moore? I don’t really care who because it doesn’t matter… our young guys will win the job sooner or later.
    Without a 3rd round pick it makes a trade unlikely for Kolb, Orton, or Palmer.
    Draft OT Nate Solder in 1st round. Trade Mckinnie, Berrian, and M. Williams for more draft picks.

  161. By jvernon on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Get McNabb and draft Newton, let Newton sit under McNabb for two years. Get rid of the whole o-line execpt Hutch. Trade McKinney and Madieu for Champ and one more LB to take Leber’s spot. Bevell need to go. Sign Greenway,Rice,Tahi,Edwards,Longwell.

  162. By Kodeman on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    My mind is set on Joe Webb for our future, but maybe not 2011 or even 2012. That’s why I would like a veteran. Really, if we don’t fix the O-line, then you need a QB that can move. I would then give an edge to McNabb. But Hasslebeck has shown more this year but he also is working with a similar bunch of guys and system for how many years now. Either way, both QB’s would be starting at 0. I like Kolb, but only if we think he has a better future than Webb. There’s no sense in bringing a young guy in that you might not stick with.

  163. By tariq on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Matt H. sound like a good idea hes been in the league for a min. also wht bout us drafting jake locker i mean yeah we got webb and hes young but jake bring something diff to the table and let them learn from matt we need to go after a Cornerback in FA and get some Oline (key spot Center) cause since we let matt berk Leave dat spot been bad

  164. By Troutdaddy on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Matt H is to fragile. McNabb is so done. Webb could definitely be a fit, but I think we need someone who is mobile, can scramble and accurate. Whether that is Orton, Kolb, Culpepper (not sure about that one) or a choice draft pick like Newton is hard to say. O’line is a MUST if we want the have a QB that can perform. Things are just so up in the air right now that it is kinda scary. Frazier is doing what every Vike fan wanted- cleaning house. Get-R-Done Leslie and then the rest will fall in place.

  165. By nathan on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I would bring in mcnabb and let him mentor webb for a year or two. Hopefully webb can be the quarterback of the future and end the revolving door at qb but clearly he is not ready yet, give him some packages every game and let him mature slowly.

  166. By Cycorider on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Come on everyone, Hasselbeck?? Isn’t going out and getting an old washed up QB the way we got in this mess?? Lets get a young QB and stay with him!

  167. By KellyC41 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    The Best comment made was by Casey. Get help on the O line and try to find a shut down corner, c.bailey is not the answer, Asomugha would be great but maybe too expensive and we can’t forget all the injuries to our corners so we’re not as bad as it looks. Orton would be a great fit, we don’t need to spend the money or draft picks on Kolb and hasselbeck are you kidding me NO Way !! And please get Josh McDaniel OC to go with Frazier. Have we forgotten about AP ? He is only the best back in the league !

  168. By Cooldaddee on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Save the money …. What about Nhamdi A. who just entered FA from Oakland? That would help our secondary IMMENSELY! Pair him up with Winfield, and put Griffin in the nickel when he returns! Instant upgrade! If we must get a FA QB, what about Tyler Thigpen, Alex Smith or the QB everybody said the Vikings should have drafted in the first place, Brady Quinn? Each one of these has the talent, and at times, flashed brilliance in their own respects. They could be coached up to play at higher levels. Here’s a novel idea … ask Favre to come back as QB coach for a young QB to learn from!

  169. By Sam (Rube) on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I read a lot of really dumb comments.Really Really Dumb!

    Cutting right to the chase we should take Kolb!
    draft D-fence 2011
    sigh WR,DT,QB freeagents
    draft QB 2012
    Kolb is the man for the job he has to much potential. AND HES YOUNG!
    The last thing i want to see is for the vikes to do the same thing sign a 12 year pro to loose him in 3

  170. By vikings forever on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    start with a young quarter back. maybe webb will work. but mckinny, loadholt and asher allen have got to go. we need a better o line so a.p can show why he is the best. GO VIKINGS!!!!!

  171. By Jake on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    You heard Frazier… he wants to build a powerhouse running team first! I beleive we have the tools in the box for that with a few line changes. Spend the money on D backs and linebackers. Joe will grow up the way quarterbacks should progress in a strong running game. opponents cant win if they cant score! keep greenway, the rest of the LB core can go! pick up a good corner and a head hunter safety and I think we can compete. maybe even a fullback in the later rounds.

  172. By springy619 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Heres my opinion on the outlook for 2011, there has been a chance that we3 may land josh mccdanials as our offensive coordinator, if that were to happen that would mean trashing the west coast offense, as well as the horrible zone blocking scheme that will eventually cause the death of Adrian Peterson cause he gets killed before he gets one foot 75% of the time. If McCdanials were hear it would be likely that we may get kyle orton, or tim tebow, possibly hassleback as a cheaper option, or plug a versatile joe webb in right away who might excel in a downfield offense. As for the draft with the vikings position the only guy I can see being there for QB that would make sence is Jake Locker, or Cam Newton. Locker has a ton of upside, but had a horrific senior season, and Newton is a great 6’6 athlete but is raw and looks like a rich mans joe webb, so i think drafting either of these guys is a waste. In my opinion I think the Vikings will address the O Line by drafting a Gabe Carimi (wisconsin), Derek Sherod(Texas A&M), or interior lineman such as mike pouncy(Florida). If they dont go hear look for them to draft a D-End like Robert Quinn (North Carolina), Aldon Smith (mizzouri), or outside backer Von Miller (Texas A&M). Secondary would make sense but theres no prospects to take at the 12th pick that are worth it, Janoris Jenkins would have made sense but he is returning to school. As for FA The vikings need to resign Rice, and Greenway, and let leber and Edwards walk. With this they’ll take a look at brent grimes (Atlanta), Champ baily and Nhamdi asomugha, and also try to play for a safety such as a quiton Mikeal from philly, or Eric Weddle from San Diego. As for WR FA look for them also to take a hard look at a malcomn Flloyd, Vincent Jackson, Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes, or steve smith of the giants, any of these guys could play across from sidney Rice, I think berrians days are numbered in Minneapolis. Look for The vikes to be active this offseason with Les Frasier making an impact immediately, look for the vikes to threaten the division next year with some new additions.
    GOOOOOOOO VIKEESSSS

  173. By Jared on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    What the viks should do is as follows. There is a lot of foolish talk about taking another older qb. I think I speak for all vikes fans that we need somebody here for more than 2 years. All the vikes have done in the last 15 years with the exception of Daunte is recycle old qb’s. We need a qb here for more than 5 years. If we are to keep percy, rice, and AP for their career they need to gel with somebody for more than 2 years. So bring in one of these young qbs. If its a trade free agency of in the draft that should be our number 1 priority. Also with all the free agents looming. The vikes have plenty of money to throw around. With farve gone that frees us 20 million plus. We need to sign greenway and rice. Leber would come back cheap. Let Tjack go, let tahi go he can’t even block very well, let greg lewis go, let edwards go, bring back Robison, also with pat williams not coming back that will free up a bunch of money to go and get some good o line men another line backer a good full back and some much needed secondary. One thing is also needed is to get rid of bernard and mcKinney both are garbage.

  174. By vikingfannr1 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    try web, he is young but has showed that hes a good QB, dont go for old “used” ones, that can easily get injured and are alot more expensive, and wont last that long in the NFL so you can build a team around them. look at stanford, he is young but has proven to be a good QB.

  175. By Jake on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I am impressed with booker! I think he will be an excellent backup rb. and a special teams return threat. he is a keeper!

  176. By vikings forever on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Do whatever u have to do to get vick if the eagles let him go. and resighn rice and greenway for sure.

  177. By Rob S on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I think McKinnie could improve if he lost weight and was a little more nimble, on the otherhand maybe he is worth a decent draft pick still since we dont have a third rounder anymore….

  178. By David Davis on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    though joe webb showed some potential i still dnt think hes ready for a full season.. there is plenty of options out there at qb…vince young, given is distractions, im sure if u suround him with good players and a o-line things wld be diffrent. what about brady quinn, give hime some players and a o-line im sure he wld be good…. now while the sound of getting mike vick to the vikings sounds sweet. philly will not part ways with the pro bowler… i dnt like mcnabb, haslleback or kolb. just look around and we cld have a great qb

  179. By snook on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    the vikeings are still a superbowl contender if they sign a veteran quarterback

  180. By vikingsfan4life on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    ya well one thing is forsure here do not bring back brett favre in 2011, we need a young QB who can get out of the pocket and make something happen rather then get sacked like favre did, I don’t think a old qb is the answer either, maybe webb or even kolb because you know darn good and well the eagles won’t let vick go to another team.bottom line here is if we don’t get a good QB in the 2011 season is going to be just like it was in 2010 a losing season…..find us a good QB………………

  181. By Parody on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Latest news I’ve read is that Tebow is likely to throw on a purple jersey next year. It sounds interesting…putting up two mobile QBs from the 2010 draft to compete for the starting spot. It sounds like Tebow has some very similar negatives and positives about him as Webb does. So it would be pretty interesting seeing which one would win the starter role in 2011. It would likely encourage both of them to work on their flaws in the offseason and the starter would be the guy who improved the most.

    Of course, most would argue that this decision would completely concede any hopes to hit the playoffs in 2011, but there aren’t any other options that I see out there which give us a much better chance at it anyway. So why not look to the future pitting these two against eachother and finding out who (if either) can be our franchise guy?

    The only question is how much the Broncos want for him in trade. I wouldn’t give up our #1, and #2 is questionable. With the #3 gone, that makes it seem pretty unlikely that we have much to offer, unless they’re content taking some of our own dead weight in trade for theirs, i.e. Berrian, Madieu, McKinney etc.

  182. By vikingsfan4life on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    ya well I don’t care who they get just make sure he is worth it in the long run……………….

  183. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    # 1 need for the Vikings Linemen, # 2 need is linemen, # 3 need is a QB vet. Keep Joe. Fire them who will not play. All this if there is not a lock out.

    Replacements?

  184. By morgan on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    1st off, START JOE WEBB. I would love to see him with a full year under his belt. He is gifted and humble, makes for a good student, just needing experiance. If you can get Hasselbeck for cheap I would go for it and assign him backup duties. Sign Rice, Greeenway, Leber, & Edwards. Draft OL and secondary. Last but not least go after Randy Moss. Can prolly get a deal on him and I can assure you he’s got enough left to contribute and would speak volumes to Viks fans to right the terrible decision to cut him.

    All these moves would be very positive and very very doable. GO VIKS

  185. By BrooklynVikingFan on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Here’s one. How about Vince Young? The Vikings need to settle on someone young and reliable. We need a Quarterback who is going to lead this team for atleast the next ten years. It is the most importand position in football. we need someone with a good arm and a smart head.

  186. By Billy_viking (mexican fan) on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I think Cam Newton is the best option for the Minnesota Vikings!! GOOOO VIKES!!!

  187. By jimbo92107 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    In 1983 I clearly remember screaming “IDIOTS!” at the TV when the Vikings drafted Joey Browner in the first round. Nothing against Browner, but those IDIOTS passed on Dan Marino, who I was absolutely certain would be a star quarterback.

    This April, if the Vikings pass on Jake Locker, I will simply turn off the TV. If you want mediocrity, go for Orton or Hasselbeck or Hill, whatever. If you want a future top-five NFL quarterback, open your eyes and draft Locker. Three years from now he will be ranked above Aaron Rogers. I am as sure about Locker today as I was about Marino in 1983. Locker will be an absolute stud NFL QB.

  188. By Duluth vikes fan on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    New QB and new OLine reasign everydody else besides over piad berrian

  189. By Skol Vikes on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Well, we just have to wait. These are all wishful ideas. But, they still have to get a stadium approved. The team is willing to shore up a third of the pay for an outdoor stadium like the Twins team did for their team. But, Minnesota congress may want an indoor stadium to host highschool and college games and other special events like the Super Bowl, Final Four, Big Ten Chanpionship, concerts, etc.

    There are many free agents out there like:

    QB:
    Matt Hassleback
    Matt Leinart
    Michael Vick
    Brady Quinn

    OL:
    Tyson Clabo – Falcons
    Jared Gaither – 24 – Ravens
    Matt Light – Pats
    Logan Mankins – Pats
    Khalif Barnes – Raiders

    CB:
    Champ Bailey
    Antonio Cromartie
    Nnami Asomugha

    S:
    Roman Harper – 27
    Darren Sharper
    Lawyer Milloy
    Ronde Barber

    Hey, Ryan Longwell is a FA and so is Adam Vinitari. Saw Vinitary kick a long FG, so he still has it as a clutch K. Robert Mathis is a FA and so is Ray Edwards. Albert Haynesworth wants to play DT instead of NT. Imagine a DL with Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, Albert Haynesworth, and Robert Mathis.

    Vince Young is still young and led Texas to a national title. He could be brought in. Randy Moss is a FA. Get him back after we lost him for a 3rd rounder. Chilly is no longer here. Make a splash Frazier.

  190. By joe on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    WHAT THE VIKES NEED TO DO!!!!! in the off season sign O line, cb, saftey and A RB OR FB THAT CAN PASS PROTECT. a good older qb as a BACK UP to webb.(so webb has help to learn the game) draft the best wr in the 1st round. and cut #87 to free up some cap. besides what has 87 done for us the last couple of years anyway about 5-10 catches a season. thats not worth the money he gets paid. 2nd pick maybe a d tackle or a line backer with some speed. our line backers are good but there slow. no 3 rd so 4th fast wr kick punt returner and cut lewis again he has only made one good play for us. this will help when harvin has his medical problems. 5th- 7th rd get a 3rd qb and who ever is the best player on the board at the time of there pick.

  191. By rsiewert on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    We got one great quarterback that Greenbay threw away, lets get Flynn. He looked as good as Rogers filling in for him, without the ego.

  192. By vikelifer on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Good comment cariboo,the O-line needs to be priority they sucked,it don’t matter what QB comes in they will get killed like Farve.I think they should go with Webb he is mobile and has a strong arm.Kolb isn’t that good he came into game when Vick went down and threw 3 ints,Hasselback is old and brittle,hurt all the time.What happened to McNabb he is apparently in bad terms with the Skins,he knows the game is mobile, tuff,he is the best option and he can mentor Webb.I would worry about signing the free agents don’t let Greenway or Rice go at any cost,the #1 pick last year didn’t fit in too well,getting beat when he was in there arguing with D-line or hurt,it’s my opinion that Boy better shut his mouth listen and learn from the veterans who have paid their dues,then maybe he can become a NFL Man.Sorry to put a neg. spin or that I think colledge kids need to listen and learn.I like the coach and the idea,about the defense and running game,but he needs to get AP in the open ala screen pass and pound TG into the line.and aggressive blitzing d-line play.

  193. By Sean on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Klob for sure…young talent to build around

  194. By Brandon on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    What about Ortan or young they are both up for a sec round trae and young and ortan are alot yonger than hasselback and are both better that kolb from the eagles so i say they should go after those two first

  195. By Brandon on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    ill retype that… What About Kyle Ortan or Vince Young, they are both up for a second round pick trade, both are younger that Hasselback and in my opinion better, kolb is a Ok QB But Ortan and Younger are a better fit both are power throwers and Young would be a great complement to Adrian Peterson in the run and pass game so I say the Vikings should try to get Young

  196. By Andrew Chatelain on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Sidney Rice is running deep down the sideline, he just burned Charles Woodson! and KEVIN KOLB hits him in the end zone! TOUCHDOWN VIKINGS!!!

  197. By Just The Facts on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    FACT -> T-JACK HAS THE SAME (actually a little higher) CAREER QB RATING THAN KOLB!

    FACT -> T-JACK’S IS AT 77 WHILE KOLB IS AT 73!

    FACT -> T-JACK AND KOLB HAVE WON HALF THEIR GAMES AS STARTERS!

    FACT -> STOP THIS ABSOLUTE NONSENSE OF BRINGING IN KOLB INSTEAD OF KEEPING T-JACK. THEY ARE EXACTLY THE SAME PLAYERS, EXCEPT KOLB COSTS MILLIONS MORE AND WITH AN EGO THE SIZE OF THE METRODOME!

  198. By lucysolbergy on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    draft jake locker…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he will be amazing in a few years

  199. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    T-Jack has been a viking how long, and still can not play? How much time do you give a person who fails time after time? Did he not run into AP? It is time to move on. T-Jack makes a good 3rd string QB and nothing more.

  200. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Tim Tebow would be a dream for the Vikings, but the Broncos would be crazy to let him go.

  201. By steve on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    HEY ALL YOU GUYS what you need to do is go into the web page for Denver Broncos and take a look at the rumor that is flowing around Denver they are saying that if Josh McDaniel gets hired in Minnesota that he might bring a little package with him and his name is TIM TEBOW. Go into cbs sports .com and take a look for your self. It just was put in there today.

  202. By Derek on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    It depends on who requires what. If Hasselback wants money and Kolb want money; Kolb>Hasselback. If, for some reason Hasselback>Kolb I would say don’t get either of them. Rely on our QB’s. Draft a QB for crying out loud. Sign Rice, Edwards and Greenway. See what Haynesworth is worth. See what Asomugha is worth as well as Seymour. There are some crazy good free agents this year. The CBA needs to be agreed upon ASAP so we can go crazy with the free season drama on ESPN!

  203. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    what would you think of getting Brady Quinn?

  204. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Tebow would be great.

  205. By nick on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    i say we use web as are QB… and we can have jackson as are back up… in the nfl these days… QBs that can move outside of the pocket are alot better.. Kolb is a girl and not a very good QB… also look at t-bow…

  206. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    # 1 need linemen on both sides of the ball. # 2 need people who can hang on to the ball at all times. # 3 need a new open air stadium that is not down town are.

  207. By vikingfan11 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Enough with the defense already. We ranked 8th in the NFL for total yards allowed. Our defense can hold its own for now. We really need to get something that we havent had as long as i can remember (Im only 22 though). We need to get a franchise QB that we can develop and build a team around for many years to come. Hasselbeck and McNabb are getting old, not every QB is going to play 20 seasons. I like the idea of drafting a QB but I’ve seen too many rookies get thrown into the starting job that cant handle the pressure. I like the idea of Young or Orton. Both have shown improvement since coming into the NFL. Kolb in my mind is out of the question. He has never been the go to guy for an entire season. He has more interceptions than touchdowns. We need to focus more on giving our new QB time in the pocket. As this year has shown, it doesnt matter who is running the offense, without decent pass protection you cant do anything threw the air. With Bret Favre as our QB we ended the season 26th in avg passing yards per game. That is pathetic. Some people say its because we tried to run more. Well if thats the case how can a team that was 10th in rushing yards end up 23 in total avg yards per game. We get a QB and fix the O-line and we will be in for a treat next season. Heck, why not try for Moss too. He has said he loves playing in MN, Chilli is gone so why not.

  208. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Oops, area

  209. By Just The Facts on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    @DRS,

    FACT -> According to T-Jack’s press conference after the game, PETERSON RAN INTO HIM. Peterson saw one of the defenders coming in too quickly and tried to get out of the way (because of our terrible O-line missing a block again). Since Peterson hasn’t denied this, it must be true.

    FACT -> Before this season, T-Jack had the fourth highest QB rating after coming into the 2nd half of the Lions game in 2008. Let’s NOT forget that T-Jack also won 3 out of the final 4 games that year to get us into the playoffs.

    FACT -> If T-Jack can’t play, then Farve can’t play either. These two have essentially the same QB rating this year. Also Farve won all his games against teams with losing records, but lost all his games against teams with winning records. The exact same thing goes for T-Jack (win against the Bills and a loss to the Giants).

    Base your decisions and opinions on FACTS, not on personal feelings.

  210. By drew on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb will released from the Redskins, we could get him if the price no too high. Or Just give joe Webb a try. Everybody deserve a chance!

  211. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    If the D-Fence was so go this year why did we have so many teams out score us?

  212. By Ricefield on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    DRS,

    Because in a lot of games, our offense couldn’t score more than 18 points.

  213. By Ricefield on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I’m a little uncertain, but I think in the majority of the games, if we scored 20 or more we won. Under 20, we lost. But like I said, I’m not certain so I could be wrong.

  214. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Just The Facts, Farve is and was at the end of his game, so if T-Jack is as good as a tired old man, then what does that say about T-Jack? Ratings mean nothing, it is how they play that counts. The reason the Vikings got Farve is because T-Jack choked the year before. If you need T-Jack so bad, we can keep him for the practice team. The are better QB’s out there for the taking and we should get them now wile we can.

  215. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Ricefield, I have seen team win with less the 20 points be cause their D-Fence could not be run/passed on. So you think we do not need to inprove the D?

  216. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Once more, what would you think of getting Brady Quinn?

  217. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Tebow would be better.

  218. By animal26 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    DRS is right. Jacksons QB ratting means nothing. The dude still cant play QB. Jackson plays at the same level as a favre, who has a hurt shoulder, hurt neck, hurt ankle, and a concussion. Yeah, Jackson sure would make a good QB, when he cant out play a injured Brett favre.

  219. By animal26 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    If favre was healthy, and had a better O line, with actual receivers. Favre would have been dominated this year.

  220. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    The year before Farve had a high rating, this year his rating was lower. So what does that say about ratings?

  221. By Danny hawkins on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I think joe we should e given a chance he has talent or do like the falcons did 10 ears agoand start a over and go with young players and get a franchise q like cam newton

  222. By Rippppka on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    i hope to god we dont even talk to hasselback about coming this direction,Matt is washed up, im tired of talk of going free agency with quaterbacks, besides Favre, this organization needs to start fresh.

  223. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Danny hawkins, What?

  224. By animal26 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    would have dominated*

  225. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I do not think Seattle will give up hasselback if he wins the SB. Long shot as it may be. They have 2 young QB’s to choose from for the next few years. They can traid one or the other and still have a good QB for a few years.

  226. By DRS on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Got to go

  227. By Brandon Alexander on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I think Hasselback would be a good pick short team but Kolb would be better long term.. I like Hasselback a little better. But for some reason I have a strong feeling about Mcnabb… I think he would be a good fit and he could be a big help with Webb ..

  228. By Rick on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    BIG JOE ALL THE WAY, GET SOME O LINE!!!

  229. By Ryan on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Draft a QB like Locker and Mallett, and then get a Veteran QB like Kyle Orton, if Mcdaniels becomes Off. Coordinator they will make a good pair. Get rid of Jackson. Hire singletary as the Def. Coordinator. WR is good too, we need to get rid of some of the players who do nothing.

  230. By Austin Pulczinski on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I’m not a believer in Matt Hasselback but I do think that Kevin Kolb would be a great option for the Vikings.

  231. By Jared on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Webb played pretty decent, lets see how Webb does in the offseason. As far as free agency and the draft… WORK ON THAT O-LINE!!!!, and then the secondary.

  232. By James Markert on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I think that Joe Webb is the best option, or Kevin Kolb, simply because Hasselbeck is so very fragile. Joe Webb could be a great quarterback, and I think the vikings should at least keep him as a secondary option, if not for the starting position.

  233. By Chad on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I believe if we pick up Hasselback, all we are getting is an injury prone
    inconsistant QB. Ya sure he just had a good game but look at his career.
    I think we should make a hard push for Mcnabb, he is a proven winner and if any one knows about his playoff abilities its the Vikings.T jack should be released becouse if he is not ready to be a starter by now especially after learning from Brett, then there is no hope for him.

  234. By Shay on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I am a Viking fan who lives near Seattle, and a lot of people wanted Hasselbeck gone this year, but i have been a fan of Hasselbeck since 2005 and i think he would be a great fit in Minnesota. Let Hasselbeck go for a few years and when he retires let Joe Webb have a go. I also like Kolb, with Hasselbeck and Kolb as options I don’t see a reason to draft a QB in the first round.

  235. By Jordan on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Kevin Kolb or Kyle Orton.. I don’t want anybody else starting for us. O-Lineman and we also need to adress our secondary in the free agency. Maybe Fitzgerald could come here and we could lose berrian.. Anyone up for that?

  236. By PaulVikesCali on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I say grab either Vince Young or Carson Palmer, which are the two best free agent options in my opinon. Save a 1st rnd pick. I think Champ Bailey is a practical (unlike Asomugah)and good fit CB for us. Draft a DT.

  237. By Kevin on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t want either of them. I think the Vikes need a franchise QB. It’s been a long time since that happened (Kramer). What about someone like Gabbert from Missouri? Or Mallet from Alabama? I know some are going to say – ” They don’t have the experience to be QB in the NFL.” Thats what alot of people said about Bradford when the Rams paid all that money for him. He did pretty good for a rookie QB in my opinion……just sayin.

  238. By fkj74 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Hasselbeck as a back-up yes, Philly will let Vick go before Kolb. Go Vikes

  239. By Kodeman on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I think McNabb would be a great mentor for Webb. Look what he did for Vick. Completely changed his work ethic and preparing for games. He could really show Webb what it takes to be a great QB in the NFL.

  240. By fkj74 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Drs I too was thinking T-jack could be the guy, but he just did not show it hwne given the chance. Webb was much more posied and in command after only a short time in the league. He looked and played like the more experenced QB. Go Vikes!

  241. By doug on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    GET FAVRE BACK, im kidding but really Matt H. not a smart move hes always hurt and hes gettin old, we need a young slinger

  242. By Funkmyster on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I think we should stick with Joe Webb and develop his talents. We should think about the future beyond 2011. I’m happy for all the seccess with Favre last year. That was awesome, but we shouldn’t go sown that road again.

  243. By melistar on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Webb has nothing to learn from Hasselbeck!
    I was born & raised in MN. Moved to Seattle for 10 years. Hasselback did nothing for the Seahawks to make the playoffs.
    We are NOT a mediocre team & we do not need an mediocre QB

  244. By Jason on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Ok Kolb really?? I’d much rather stick with webb, and as for letting him start, I hope so, But funny thing is I remember when they we’re gonna let T-Jack start to No matter what he’s the starter, then after he plays what turned out to be 3 top d’s that yr they bench him, ferrote comes in against a much weaker d lights it up and boom t-jack a after thought, not saying t-jack was the answer but I really Beleive that moment he was benched took alote of confidence away from him, and probably a little heart. so if they do go with webb do me a favor let the guy play NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  245. By steven on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    no dont get vick at least it will split the fanbase in half

  246. By Rob on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    What has Kolb really done???? I’m not impressed. He’s played in 19 games and started 7 of those with 11 TD’s, 14 INT’s and 9 fumbles! I would love to see what Joe Webb can do with a full training camp as our #1QB and then concentrate on other needs with the draft and free agency. JMO Go Vikes !!

  247. By vikings 4-7 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Stay with webb this year and draft an o lineman or db, safety. We are going to be horrible so we will be contending for andrew luck next year. No free agent qb out there is coming to this team next year and pulling a favre of 2009. Use this year to start rebuilding the foundation. hasselback and mcnabb are shot when it comes to the future. Kolb, really.

  248. By REVENGE4FAVRE on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Again like I’ve been saying the new collective bargaining agreement will be signed at best in the 11th hour…..

    I KNOW EACH and EVERYONE in VIKING NATION WANTS A SUPER BOWL!

    Here is a chance, like NO other…………………………………………………………………………..

    Bring Back Brett Favre when the 2011 NFL season has been shortened. Which means keep Bevell and the West Coast Offense, and let him with Favre prove that it can work.

    The Washington Redskins won 2 Super Bowls under shortened seasons and NO ONE has declared them tainted! Which means they are legit!

    This is not far fetched! Let’s get a Super Bowl on the Board, NOW!

  249. By Chris on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    As much as I would like to see Kolb in Minnesota the price tag would be too high. I think he has a great future but Philadelphia will want to many high draft picks, probably two first rounders. The game plans that Joe Webb was given were certainly ones that were meant to feature the run and let him make some easy throws when needed, but he did show promise. His athleticism is outstanding which brings a whole dynamic to the position, we just need to see how he develops as a passer and being able to read the defense. If available Mcnabb would be a good fit and possibly Hasselbeck. They would provide a younger quarterback with some knowledge and allow them to develop. I think that is the way we should go and in a year or two maybe Webb will be able to take charge. Right now we have a good team if we can stay healthy, but we do need to fix some other issues before going out and spending too much on an unproven quarterback like Kolb. We should adress the secondary and O-Line right now, as well as work on retaining Rice and Greenway who are essential to our team.

  250. By Ricefield on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I’ll say it again.

    I’m not against Webb spending another year on the bench but I really don’t know what he’s supposed to learn while he’s there either.

    He’s shown he has poise.

    In my opinion the best way to pick up good decision making is real game experience. He’s not going to get that by watching someone else play, I wouldn’t think.

    And though the pass wasn’t a long one, his connection with Harvin in the Eagles’ game was about as accurate and with as much mustard on it as any I’ve seen in the NFL. So I’d say he has an arm.

    About the only thing we don’t know about Webb is if he can throw the deep ball. That should be answered in training camp and I suspect he can.

    With a reciever like Rice though, as long as he puts it close enough to catch, Rice is going to come down with the ball even if he’s covered as evidenced by the catch in the Bills’ game.

    I’m not saying we shouldn’t look at other QB’s but if we’re just picking up a guy to mentor Webb, I have to wonder why?

    And as other’s have mentioned, if we stack the team with a rebuilt talented o-line and address our DB issue this year and Webb fails, it put the Vikings in the running to pick up Luck the following year and already have a talented team to surround him with.

    If he suceeds, well then we might already have our franchise QB and we didn’t have to skimp on puting other talent around him.

  251. By Mark on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    I would have to say we pick up cam newton in the 1st round I feel he would give us the best option he will be able to play right out of college for many years to come!!!

  252. By Arrow86 on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Jordan: I’m so up for a Berrian for Fitzgerald trade, I’ll help him move his stuff back home, sweaty tube socks and all!

  253. By Mike on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    As long as he doesn’t bring his brother and his brother’s air-head wife with him.

  254. By robert henning on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    dnt keep joe webb….maybe as a bakk up but he aint good at all didnt even throw a td in 2 games….i would try an get mcnabb maybe champ baily…then draft some o lignmen i just dont want frazier to make the same mistakes like chilli….joe webb will turn out just like t jack the coahces bich….

  255. By Maximus on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    Why bother with Kolb, McNabb, Hasselback, ( Jim McMahon, Warren Moon ) or anyone else?! Troy Aikman got pummeled early on and look what happened, Webb seems to show a lot of potential, give him a fair run at it. We have to rebuild our O line and secondary anyway which will probably take some time.

    I think a great QB coach would serve us better at this point vs. an “on the way out” type. The fact that Webb didnt throw for any TD’s is a point of interest BUT, he still shows some promise with almost no REAL training at his new position.

  256. By vikelifer on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    I’m with Jordan on the Fitzgerald thing but no Kolb he has a bad QB rating and likes to throw ints.McNabb should come cheaper,V.Young would be nice if he would lose the prima-donna attitude but I don’t think he can.I think Frasier should find someone that is going to play his way.Carson Palmer or Kyle Orton the latter had a good rating just a bad team.We need O-Line help, Loadholt need coaching Mckinnie needs a different team.Sign Greenway and Rice we can find replacements for the rest.If they could pick up Mallet in the latter rounds then do it.

  257. By Fraser Oliver on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    No way Mallet gets past pick 15 so we wont pick him up in later rounds.

  258. By IAVikes99 on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    As much as I would like to believe my man Webb should be our starter next year, a few years as a backup would really help him out. He is a very exciting player and has big play potential every time he touches the ball. Realistically he looked very raw in his starts. Give him a couple of years as a backup and he could be a good starter, and Hasselbeck is the kind of QB that could teach him the right way to play the game. If we can’t get a premier QB in the draft, he would be a great mentor for Webb. Sidney can make any QB look good… If we can resign him. Use Joe Webb like the Jets use Brad Smith until he becomes an every down QB.

  259. By JOE D on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    DEFINITELY KEVIN KOLB HASSELBECK IS TOO OLD LET’S START OFF WITH A FRESH YOUNG START OR DRAFT A Q.B.

  260. By vikes8428 on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    they will prob get young or kolb wont be mcnabb because they got rid of there qb coach who use to be his at syracuse

  261. By vikesfan6938 on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    Since we are obviously in the rebuilding stage and there are much more pressing issues that need to be addressed. I say start Webb I mean starting a Rookie worked out pretty good for Baltimore,Atlanta,Jets (so so) I mean really does it matter who starts at the QB position if they have no time to throw the ball or cannot run the football our O-Line really sucks. With the exception of Hutchinson and Herrera and Loadholt the rest need to go I read somewhere on Purple Pride that someone thinks that we should resign Ryan Cook are you kidding me!!! he is terrible. Also we need to spend alot of time thinking about who is playing CB and FS SS our secondary has finished in the bottom of the NFL for way to long. If these issues are not addressed who reall cares who plays at the QB position. Just a thought

  262. By TMAN on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    I have nothing against hasselbeck, but what does this list have in common
    Jim McMahon
    Jeff George
    Randall Cunningham
    Warren Moon
    Brett Favre
    Gus Frerotte
    Brad Johnson(the second time around)

    I think I am forgetting some, but isn’t it about time the Vikes got a QB on the Uphill side of his career. Since Kramer, we have been searching for a quick fix and some have worked out well, but it puts us back in this situation year after year. As much as I hate the Packer, if Rogers stays healthy they could make 3 decade run with basically 2 starting QB’s. Thats impressive

  263. By Andyspins on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    I say Joe Webb

  264. By John on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    Please dont get Matt Hasslebeck just because he had 1 good game..
    Kolb is too expensive and not all that great..we need to draft a QB and maybe give it to Joe Webb

  265. By Jake on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    How soon we forget….! we need to spend our money and picks on DEFENSE! Did we forget asher allen getting burned about 6 times in a row on the same play! Defense wins games! Work the three healthy QB’s we ended the season with. let them fight it out for a starting position, if something better comes along fine, but I dont think we should spend a lot on a qb when we have more pressing needs!

  266. By David Plowman on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    I would not pick either of these QB’s. Hasselback does not stay healthy and look at Kolb. The first hit and he is out with a concussion. The vikings need help in other areas,. The way the vikings will go depends on the coaching staff so all this talk about FA’s and QB’s is a mute point until the coaching staff is filled. For example if you being in a McDaniels he will most likely want a QB that can run his style of offense. If you stay with the current OC then you will need a QB(veteran) that can run the west coast offense. I hope they do not pick either one of the QBs listed above. That would be a huge waste of money and draft picks.

  267. By Robert Radecki on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    I want vick but would be satisfied with hassleback.

  268. By Philly Viking on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    I wouldnt give up that first round pick use that to grab the best o-lineman or the best corner in the draft there is no Qb’s in the class this year the best thing to do I would bring Daunte Cultpeper lets take a look at him to run the spot for maybe a year or two Kevin Klob stinks he’s not worth a 1st rounder at all remember goofball chill just gave away a 3rd roundrer to get Randy for nothing we need these picks this year bring in Nnamdi from the raiders would be great then we can put Winfield in the slot we gotta keep Ben Leber and Ray Edwards and Sidney Rice gotta and try to bring back Darius Raynaud cut greg lewis lito sheppard hank basket and madiue williams all gone

  269. By Philly Viking on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    oh how about Bernard berrian for Steve Smith or the panthers YEAH!!!

  270. By YateS84 on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    I do not believe Kolb can take Minnesota to the Super Bowl. I think the trying for McNabb sounds better. Champ Bailey sounds great too, But I personally don’t agree with Kolb or Hasselback.

  271. By Adam on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    TRADE FOR PALMER!!! HE NEEDS A NEW TEAM!!

  272. By morgan on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    JOE WEBB ALL THE WAY BABY

  273. By joshK on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    throw money at Vick or VY, hasselback should not be in the convo, Kolb is ok but expensive not worth it. draft the LSU CB Peterson young lockdown corner, pickup a lineman or 2 and we wont have to have a “rebuilding” year we could do damage in the playoffs. gotta trade or cut Berrian. can NOT let S. Rice go.

  274. By Ricardo Arcuri on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    I prefer Kolb over Hasselback. Hasselback never showed anything spetacular to me, but Kolb did at the preseason. And he is a QB at the level of Michael Vick. I really believe that Kevin Kolb is the man for make the Vikings a winner team again, just like last year!

  275. By Dan on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    Hi guy’s,

    I really wish that the team will forget the McNabb or Haselbeck or even Kolb.
    Webb is a good 3rd sting qb for now and have the potential to be a solid backup in 1 or 2 years, but he is not starting Qb material. The only good option to me right now is Kyle Orton, an accurate QB that make little mistakes and can put 3500 to 4000 yards per year.

    For a second pick, they sould do it. Is stats of the last 2 years are as goos as many goos Qb in the league.

    The Vikes dont need a super star qb to be a great team, they need to upgrade there Oline and continue with a good defense and a solid running game.

    All the best to all !
    Dan

  276. By jim boe on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    give webb a chance or maybe get mcnabb. dont get hasselback or kolb. an yes to the berrian for fitsgerald idea

  277. By Dan on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    Please dont give 15 million for Asomugha, he is great but no way that a corner deserve 15 M !!! what is he done for Made Oakland a good team the past years ?

    Antonio Cromartie could be a good option, and an OL free agent also.

    Please dont be stupid by drafting an a-bit-above-average lineman. Draft
    Amukamara or Patrick Peterson or Ryan Mallett I really like bot of those guys.

    Dan

  278. By mtrans1 on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    I told you guys before that we should have taken Vick now Iam saying that we should go for Vince Young we can win now and in the future with Vince and he is proven and young please no more Brett types lets build for now and the future

  279. By vikingsfanmac on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    i think that we should try and get mike vick he is in his prime and i believe he is just going to get better i really dont think we should get another quarter back that is ageing quickly we need a quarterback that we can keep around for awhile so we dont have to be asking this same question at the same time next year i say if we cant get vick then either draft a quarter back in the first round or stick with webb and rebuild the o line and secondary.

  280. By Kong Lee on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    Pick up a veteran Quarterback as a 2nd string, and then start Joe Webb for next season. Also get Randy Moss back to open up some space for Adrian Peterson, we really need Josh Mcdaniels for the OC job as well, those combos would work remarkably.

  281. By Duane N on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings need two things more than anything imo.

    1) Have to stop being a dome team. It’s such a negative when the playoffs start. Colts are the dumbest team ever for building that new stadium. Nice job. Manning will get one more SB at best.

    2) Need an offensive coordiantor. Steve Young said it best. It was something like “The Patriots success has to be really embarassing for super talented teams like the Vikings and Cowboys.”

    The QB situation is tricky. Kolb seems like the best bet if it only costs one draft pick. I would trade the #12 pick for sure to get Kolb. Not saying he is a stud, but he IS somewhat proven. Have zero faith in the Vikings drafting a QB who isn’t a bust.

    Vince Young is like 30-17 as a starter. Wouldn’t complain if they got him. No McNabb please.

  282. By wispurplehead on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    Well vinkingsfanmac….I choose your option three! Play Webb and devote all efforts to resigning our FA’s, and rebuilding the O-line and secondary. For as we(true Vike fans) all know, until that O-line is fixed…it don’t matter who we put behind it! I know AP would be very happy to at least get to the line of scrimmage before he gets his first hit.

    And until the secondary is corrected, it won’t matter how many points we roll up.

    Plus…I am happy to see how many are on my “Brett for QB coach” idea! It could be great for both parties. It would allow him to ween himself from the game and give Joe a great mentor!!

  283. By hakesterman on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with the person above me who said we should just keep the QB’s we already have. The Defense is where we need to improve on. We could also use
    some Offensive Line help. Joe Webb should get the honors of being the next starting quarterback for the Vikings. He has some learning to do, but any new
    quarterback that comes in has to start fresh anyway so let Webb take the reins of the Purple Pride.

  284. By hakesterman on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    The last Quarterback the Vikings need is Vince Young. Vince had the perfect job in Tennesse and he blew it by being a big baby. We need a QB that can be a man and face adversity and not go off on a suicide run after a loss. I’d take a 99 year old Favre back before i’d embrace Vince Young.

  285. By Die Hard Dave on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    Give Webb a chance. I think it is time for the Vikings to take a year or so to building. While they are building they can go out and play to have fun. In 2009 – 2010 the team was having fun playing games until the game against New Orleans when they decided they had to do everything they could to win. They did not have fun – they lost. This year against the Giants, team members said they had fun – they won a game they were to loose. Let’s build a team starting with a young QB to have fun, enjoy the game and see what happens. After 50 years it is time to break some old habits and build appropriately.

  286. By Dustin on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    As a viking fan for the last 27 years, nothing is going to suprise me with the qb situation let alone anything the team does in general. Favre was great in 2009 and felt flat in 2010, culpepper was descent but couldn’t get us to the show, and jackson is just aweful. We should have kept rosenfels as the number 2 guy. I like webb and think he should be the backup to whoever we get so he can learn more. I think hasselbeck is kind of up and down and doesn’t seem high caliber. Kolb is iffy too. I would be happy with McNabb and see him as a good addition to the team. The vikings do have a history of getting older quarterbacks and being successful deespite not making it to the superbowl. Kurt Warner could be it. LOL. All in all its many factors, the receiving corps, the o-line, the desire to actually want the superbowl not being there. I could go on all day about this. So hopefully the team makes the right moves with the players.

  287. By D Ramsey on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    I would like to see MN making a move for Kyle Orton. He doesnt make mistakes that cost his team the game, he is good at utilizing the talents around him, and he has the ability to step up occasionally and play at a high level. It would be great to have him as QB and let Web develope for a few years behind him. I am not sure what it would take or what the Bronocos would want for Kyle orton, obviously MN cant afford to give away too many draft picks after losiing thier third round due to obtaining moss. But i would like to see them use picks to get the O-line stronger and open up holes for the running game and not use a high round pick gambling on a QB.

  288. By scott on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    I think that the vikings need a vet quaterback, but that will only be a fix for a year or so. they need a long term quaterback and they need to find one fast. I think that they should look at their dradt options and consider Ryan Mallet for the job.

  289. By jordan miller on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    i like the idea of kolb. hes young and has experience with the west coast offense. i think hasslebeck is too old and joe webb is too young. we need som1 to step in and get the job done week in week out. webb played a decent game against the eagles but what did he do against the lions last game of the season?…

  290. By gilsenheimer on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    Hasselbeck it too old… we’ve been through that once before. Kolb is an interesting option and has run a similar offence.

  291. By Imset13 on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier said that he wanted to have a run first offense featuring AP. So as far as we know he’s not so very concerned about having a pocket passing quarterback, plus the Vikings have little to no money (new stadium$) to get kolb or any other qb that we know will want to be paid well. I’m personally tired of the Vikings bringing in old qb’s. I would prefer for Frazier to devoloping the o-line and secondary as well as he can, and draft a qb.

  292. By lui on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    WE NEED CAM NEWTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  293. By yeng on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    hey i think we should get Kyle Orton instead
    cuz he has a arm and he can throw it anywhere so
    i think the VIKINGS should get ORTON instead

  294. By Canadianviking on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    Didn’t the seahawks just resign hasslebeck for next year?

  295. By willyg on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    i think any veteran we don’t have to over pay for would be fine, to many areas to resign and get better at and just build a qb from the draft, fraizer has alrdy said running the ball and stopping the run should top priorty and i agree.

  296. By Drjon on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    I think Joe Webb needs more time, so developing under another experienced QB would be a great idea. Hasselbeck would be good, as would Kolb, although if you go with Kolb the Vikings probably need to commit to him as the starter for a number of years. I haven’t really seen his name mentioned, but what about Vince Young? He’s clearly done with the Titans and he’s a good athlete. Could he get his head together enough to help out the Vikes?

  297. By PurplePower on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    This is what the Vikings need to do 1st get rid of NO hands Berrian!! the guy makes way to much money and cant catch the ball!!!2nd Sign Sidney Rice,Chad Greenway,Ray Edwards,And give AP a New Contract to make him happy!!3rd Sign a good db or safty free agent and we need a new Center and last with the 12th pick in the draft the Vikings select QB from Arkansas RYAN MALLET!!!!!! Im serious i think this guy is gonna be one of the Great ones!!!!! Im just saying as a true to the death viking fan GO VIKINGS 2011 SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!!!!!!!

  298. By JC on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    First of all, I think that the number 1 priority is to sign Greenway, Rice, Leber and Edwards. I also like the idea of maybe picking up baily or the guy from oakland to help out in the secondary. I think that the price tag on a guy like Kolb will be way to high and he isnt really even proven yet. Hasselbek is good QB for the vikings in the sense that Seattle runs a similar system but he seems like he is always hurt. It seems to me that it would make much mre sense to focus on the Oline and the D and give Webb a chance.

  299. By #0 on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    THE GIANT CAM #1 NEWTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(FIG NEWTON)!!

  300. By healey20 on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    i think webbs the man we need a secondary and new o. lineman really bad focuss on that we dont need hassilback

  301. By healey20 on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    and keep all our linebackers and rice and harvin forsure greenway, edwards, lebar, all bad ass and if u let em go youll be watchin kill it on a another team and viking fans dont want that

  302. By Reece s. on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    Bring back Favre. He may have had a bad year, but with all that people have said about him this year he is pi$$ed off. When he’s pi$$ed off he gets motivated. When he’s motivated you get what he did in 07 with the pack and 09 with the vikes.

  303. By animal26 on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with Reece s. We should bring favre back. He can still play at a high level. He just had no protection or Receivers to throw too this year. Given him those 2 things, he still can lead us to a championship. Favre also have to get into good shape also. This year, he was a little out of shape.

  304. By vikesfan10 on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    Okay seriously who wants kolb? he is not worth the price! for once we have a qb on or roster with lots of potential and who will bring excitment to the fans and wins to this organization kolb has looked awful in every game tht he started, webb looked good for what he had, give him three weeks and he does good, he beat the eagles…. give him an offseason and we will be nfc north champs again, get one more talented reciever and a upgrade at ol and our offense will role again. so knock of this mcnabb and kolb and hasselbeck stuff and also if we draft cam newton we will have to qbs with the same type of play which im not aganst because if we draft a qb i would only support cam or gabbert in the first nothing else is worth it, what we really need is a playmaking safety!!!!!!!! not a dl in 1st or de becasue we have great depth there unless we draft jj watt he is the only one worth it

  305. By Aceviking on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    I am not against Oroton, Kolb, Flynn, or possibly Alex Smith but probably not.

  306. By animal26 on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    I think we should trade our first round draft pick for a later 1st round and either another 2nd or a 3rd. This years draft class is pretty deep, with very good Guard and tackle prospects. We shouldn’t even bother with QB at all in the draft. Cam Newton has the makings of being yet another bust and gabbert will probably be gone before our first pick.

  307. By animal26 on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    we should just bring in a journeyman QB and him webb and that other rookie compete for the starting job.

  308. By WebbHaterHater on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    hasselbeck and kolb may work out if the price is right. Wouldn’t give up a whole heck of a lot for kolb, other teams probably willing to give more up than us. Hasselbeck would be alright but only if paid like a back up quarterback, b/c that’s where he’ll end up by week 4. He’d be great for Webb’s development, or any other young QB we bring in.

  309. By WebbHaterHater on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    gotta friend that goes to arkansas, say Mallett is the real deal. Still think we gotta draft linemen early though.

  310. By mr smiff on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    The Rod Woodsons of the world be d@mned!!! I SAY FAVRE!!!

  311. By Lance on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb.

  312. By Kels916 on Jan 13, 2011 | Reply

    I think the Vikings should get Vince Young. That’ll make me happy. Draft a lineman too. Our O-Line was getting crushed that’s why our opponents got to Farve so bad and T.J.

  313. By MontanaVIKINGfan on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    Rhett Bomar ,
    I think this is a diamond in the rough look at stats and what happen to him when he broke the rules in OK.
    He broke all the schools records in 2 years at Sam Houston

  314. By Gubber on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    Don,t think Kolb can lead you to the promised land and neither can Hasselback. But what Hasselback can do is be a very good mentor for a Newton, Locker, Mallett, or Gabbert for a year or two until they are ready to take over.

  315. By JIM on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    I think we should target a good cornerback in FA and 1 or 2 lineman. That way we can use draft on qb, line and Lb help. Trade Mckinney for the best draft pick you can get. Draft QB 1st round, which means probably Mallet. Let Edwards go or franchise him for 1 year while Griffen gets 1 more year under him. P. Williams was very good but can let him go because of age. Have to resign Greenway, but could let Leber go as he was just ok. Have to resign Rice, Berrian sucks so he has to go. RUN AP ALL DAY AND GET GOOD OFF. COORDINATOR. GO VIKES>>>>

  316. By JIM on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    Oh, 1 more thing. Stay away from Locker.. He was TERRIBLE for a whole year in college…Major red flag.

  317. By JIM on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    All you crazy people that say get Moss back SHUT UP AND WAKE UP. He is done, just like Favre. He played for 3 teams and for a whole year did NOTHING.

  318. By jo on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    SIGN ,MCNABB. IN MINNESOTA HE WILL BE A STAR AGAIN. THESE PLAYS ARE GOOD FOR HIM. THIS IS THE BEST TEAM FOR HIM AND HE IS THE BEST PERSON TO MINNESOTA

  319. By Rocksalt on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    same old same old……..this organization seems intent to make the types of decisions that will always position itself with washed -up QBs………why the H3LL we did not make a play for Cutler, or some other young gun when wecould have is beyond me……………

  320. By art on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    Let Webbdo the job I think he’s the best fit for the viks
    usethe money to get a vet backup who only needs the job not the fame

  321. By Wes on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    Give Joe Webb a shot. It’s time to grow a QB and not be like Redskins and try to buy a Super Bowl…earn it the old fashion way!

  322. By mike on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    Bring the man back one more time and close the book right. He came back for the Vikings last year for the team, the team owes him a solid performance on their part for 2011-2012, The Mr Brett Favre can get the job done with a little help of solid D, and some better play from special teams. There is no locomotive engineer better you’ll find the Brett himself to make that explosive healthy (Rice and Harvin) O be sucessful.He wii and can be his healthlyest he has been to start in 3 years. We all know he still has it so lets get it done and show the NFL who the Vikings reallyare, no one can get it done better then the MAN-BRETT FAVRE.

  323. By larry on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    they need to get micheal vick or vince young or donavon maccb

  324. By larry on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    if they get any of them 3 they will win the superbowl if i had to choose go and get micheal vick he all ready said he dont no were he will be playing next season……go vikings

  325. By larry on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    why is no body talking about getting micheal vick he is the best QB aveblie go and get micheal vick

  326. By Alec on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    Listen, essentially we have a young Vince Young already (Without the attitude) Jeff Fischer can’t straighten the kid out, he’s a lost cause. And McNabb? When’s the last time he had a consistent season? When has he ever shown he can be counted on when it matters most? Never. If Shannahan doesn’t want him, it sets up huge red flags. I’m not very interested in Hasselbeck, and Kolb probably won’t leave Philly. Vick would be interesting but I don’t see that happening either. Keep Webb, but see if we can get Andrew Luck (if he’s entering the draft), otherwise Ryan Mallette could be there at #12. Jake Locker worries me. To much hype and coming off a bad season. And Cam Newton. Yikes. More hype.

    Finally, resign Rice, and Greenway. Shore up our secondary and o-line. Mike Pouncey would be a great draft pick as well. And whoever mentioned moving McKinnie to the right side, that sounds like a good idea. That or dump him and demote Loadholdt. Madeiu Williams should go, we need new safties and another corner. And let Ray Edwards go if he’s greedy. Brian Robison impressed me last season with limited time anyways.

    Last note: Build the team around AP, and for the love of the game, switch our zone blocking scheme back to drive blocking so AP can make something happen!

    Go Vikes!

  327. By K'net on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    Sage Rosenfels
    Joe Webb
    Cam Newton (if possible)

    After year one under this arrangement, decide which of the younger two will work the best in the long run.

  328. By JOE on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    Look we still have Jackson and Webb and go sign a low cost free agent Quarterback with some experience. Let the 2 fight it for the number one job work on building the Defence and Off. Line. Defence wins games and we came up way short this year. I could suffer throught another so/so year to better the defence and by the end of next year we will have a better idea on what we have at quarterback.

  329. By Karley on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    I like Kolb, dont get Hasslebeck, he is awful…unless you are gonna draft a franchise rookie QB in draft to groom behind Hasslebeck!

  330. By animal26 on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    we only have webb. The vikings aren’t going to sign jackson, because jackson sucks.

  331. By Gubber on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    Had a few spare minutes to kill. Watched a little YouTube on A&M’s Jerrod Johnson. He’s projected to go in the fifth round, but looks to have very good skills. Maybe the Vikes take a flyer in the first round on a QB and fill a need on the O-line instead.

  332. By UR Indiana Viking on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    I think that mat hasselback should be minnisotas next QB however i am still upset about the retiring of Brett Favre :(

  333. By konyak on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    we need a young Qb. draft Locker or Mallett.

  334. By Shawn on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    Why not Kerry Collins or Jon Kitna? In my opinion Kolb is somewhat unproven and Hasselback is always injured. I think Webb deserves a chance to prove himself some more, but we could plug Collins or Kitna in if he struggles. Just a thought

  335. By mark on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    give joe webb a chance. he showed calmness in the pocket and he is not a run first QB. getting a QB will mess with his development. we should draft for the OL coz with the way they played this year, the QB is always getting exposed. joe webb already has weapons. if and when mcdaniels signs as a offensive coor., then he can help webb with his development as what mcdaniels did in new england with cassel.

  336. By Jared on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    All this talk about Brett coming back is completely stupid. He is no longer able to play in the NFL. How can you people not see that. He got hurt over 6 times this year all were different injuries. We don’t nee him. People also if you are going to write on the blog let get our facts straigh so when other people read this they don’t think we are from wisconson. For one Tjack will not be coming back he is a free agent. Luck decided to stay in school so we cant draft him. What we need to do is what makes sense. Develope Bromar and Webb. Go for a vet Qb but not one in their 30’s say Orton would be a fantastic pick up or Palmer. We need to repair the o-line and secondary. Berrian needs to find a new home and so does M williams. Also we need a new nose tackle Pat williams has done a awesome job for us since he came here but is now 38 years old and only playied 30% of the plays on D. Lets do these things and get back to the promise land. Go vikes.

  337. By Kevin on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    What about cam newton? he’s expected to go 14th in the draft and vikings are 12th, he showed strong leadership at auburn and in his first year as a starter took them to a national championship. he makes some dumb plays but with a leader and great coach like leslie frazier he could be a great qb in the nfl

  338. By Alec on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    Cam Newton makes me nervous because his play style fits college much better than the NFL. More often than not, guys like him just don’t pan out in the NFL. I heard Jerrod Johnson’s name said from A&M. I believe he was injured the second half of the season. He threw 4 ints against Florida International…. not a good indication. So I’m very skeptical about him, and Cam Newton, and Jake Locker too. Andrew Luck and Ryan Mallette are the only two names I’d consider in the first round. If neither one is there, we need to go o-line or secondary in my opinion. A lot relies on who we are able to resign and sign in free agency as well. If Greenway leaves that becomes a huge whole. Same for Rice. I trust Frazier and company will make good decisions.

  339. By sabice43 on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb is no more an “answer” than T-Jack was. Cam Newton is a physically talented athlete, but he is not what the Vikes should be looking for either. Locker should be one of the only options that the Vikes consider. If they are not able to get him, then try and go after Palmer. The O-Line will be fine with some late draft depth-picks. The team is in need of a franchise QB and D-backs. Pick up Champ in the FA market, and move Winfield to safety. With those moves, I think that we have a much better chance of building a championship team than with the “give Webb a chance” idea. Worry about the biggest problems first, and the rest will fall into place. O-linemen can be replaced, QB’s are much tougher to find.

  340. By animal26 on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    with everyone who says we should draft Offensive line. I completely agree with you all. too get full use out of the draft. I believe we should trade out of the 12th pick for a later 1st round pick and either a 2nd/ 3rd rounder. If we do that we will have a good chance at some other good lineman, a safety, and a good receiver possibly. If we do draft a QB, we can do that later in the 5th round maybe, because we have 2 5th rounders this year.

  341. By joshinhwd on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    1.)brett favre- best qb ever
    2.)cam newton- best rookie
    3.)t. jackson- last time a starter we went to playoffs
    4.)d. mcnabb- needs a good team
    5.)m. vick- a long shot but would be nice
    6.)j. webb- why not

    anyone will do as long as they don’t turn it over obviously i would like favre to come back and shut all the doubters up again but if not lets stay with jackson who has taken us to the playoffs

  342. By Victor00 on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    It’s very unlikely that Favre will retire spending his last 3 games on the bench. I’m pretty sure he’ll be back for a last run so I’m sticking with good old number 4. If not, give Webb a chance, theres too many free agents that we can’t/shouldn’t let go to now think of spending even more money on another QB. Besides why don’t you mention Vick, even with the year he had it is likely that he changes team after what they did to him when he deserved the starting possition yet they preffered Kolb, he wont forget about that. Plus McNabb, Palmer and even Vince Young. Oh, and bring back Moss!!!!!!!! I don’t care about his attitude, we need him even if it’s sitting on the bench like he’s doing with the Titans.

  343. By BIG CEE on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    I wouldn’t want niether Kolb or Hasselbeck, Kolb seems like the type who wants to be a starter, but once given the chance he will end up making more mistake than good for our team. Hasselbeck is getting to old, he has the brett farve syndrone,cant take hits and is inconsistent as shown through out his career. my choices below

    1) Mcnabb – has something to proove
    2) Vince Young – still young, good speed and has potential to grow if coach Les shows he has his back.
    3) Micheal Vick – only if the eagles give him up, no contract ext yet.
    4) Joe Webb – he seems to have potential to become a great qb, excellent speed and willing to listen and learn.
    5) NFL Draft – no other option.

    also keep the william wall, sign them please. We need to really look at out DB’s when we start cutting players. And our O Line is getting old, we do need to consider investing in some younger O Line players for AP to continue to strive at the level he is currently at.

  344. By alfanzy on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    CAM NEWTON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =$uperbowl $$$$$$$$$$$$$$UUUUUUPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEERRRRR BBBBBBBOOOOWWWWWWWLLLLLLLLLL

  345. By lovefromminnesota on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    All webb all season

  346. By Dan on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    Ive seen a lot of different opinions on here and almost all have some merit to them but I truely believe the ones saying go for o-line help and give Webb a chance are the ones to listen too. I dont care who you have at QB if the line cant protect them they wont do anything. IF the Vikes want to go after a high dollar FA or make a big trade try and get a pro bowl center back with the Vikes. Thats where it all starts. Never should have let Birk walk. The D as a whole will be fine if they get Greenway resigned and a few other key FAs. Reciever is another area that needs to be addressed. Rice is injury prone and you cant count on Harvin to be there week in and week out with the migranes. With all that said give Webb a chance, go after some o-line and reciever help and let T-Jack and M Williams and Pat Williams walk.

  347. By Dan on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    Why are people wanting to Keep Pat Williams? His play dropped of drasticly this season. He made very few plays in the backfield and was quite often moved off the line going the other way. Kennedy and Guion both played better and had better stats with far less playing time. Let fat Pat walk!

  348. By Dan on Jan 14, 2011 | Reply

    And for the people saying the Vikes are in big need of help in the secondary you do realize the Vikes passing D was the 10th ranked passing D in the NFL this season dont you? Thats even with the projected starters Cedric Griffen and Chris Cook starting a total of 7 games between them. Thats also with taking most of the season to find what in my opinion was the best safety tandom to start on the team. A shut down corner would be nice but I wouldnt think it is a priority at this point and time.

  349. By Andy on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    Manning needs to sign with the Vikings!!! He would win multiple titles for the Vikings. Come on Zigi get Manning!!!

  350. By JIM on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    I just love you people that call yourselves Viking fans .. seem like you never watch a game…Favre is done..he had no spark this year and seemed like he didnt want to be there…He was great for 1 year now LET IT GO. MOSS? VICTOR 00 you have got to be the dumbest person ever..Bring Moss back even if it is to sit the bench?????? WT*. Why would we want back an overpriced whiner that talks our team down??? Besides the fact he has done 0 for anyone in a year and a half!!!!!! Draft a QB early for once and end this revolving door, shore up O-line, secondary, and RUN AP like he is the back that he is. That should be enough to at least be competitive.

  351. By VikesFan on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    I think ppl look at Joe Webb and see another Tjack, but I notice a difference, Webb has good poise in the pocket, doesnt ever seem to be pressured, sure he makes bad throws, HES A ROOKIE. But I believe this guy could pan out given the right opportunity, I think with time to develope chem between his players, he will be solid next year. But either way if theres a better choice somewhere else? why not?

    If C.Griffin returns next year in tip top shape, expect him to be 1 of the top corners in the league, same with chris cook, I didnt see him get beat too much, just doesnt make a play on the ball.

  352. By mahr99 on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    come on guys, Bring Farve back. how can anyteam play under that much srtess w/ B Childress. Let Joe Web be his backup, With a new coach comes a new attitude. If we can’t get vick then farve gives us the best chance.

  353. By NHVIKING on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    Athletic, a threat to run, great arm – Who am I talking about, Mike Vick or Joe Webb? If you’re rebuilding, rebuild with a young VERY talented QB. Just add experience and you have the potential for a franchise QB. We don’t need another interim QB.

  354. By TW VIKE on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    Ced Griffin is done, Favre is not coming back, come on guys its time to move on.

  355. By K Fan MI on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    Try to get Cam Newton in the draft. He’s the complete package (size, speed, great passer). Otherwise, pull in a seasoned veteran and develop Joe Webb. TJ is still an option, too.

  356. By Sam on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    you know…since the met, the vikings have consistently put a tired old product on the field. it’s irritating to watch the secondary stink up the place week in and week out. it’s laughable that we haven’t had a franchise QB since tarkenton and expect winning results. the team can’t continue to seek out old qb’s trying to eek out one more year of existence…let’s stop being the retirement home for fogies, or the training ground for newbies. isn’t frustrating to watch brian billick, tony dungy, randy moss, mike tomlin, brad johnson, etc…leave the vikings and go on to win superbowls while we end up with jeff george, jim mcmahon, warren moon, brad johnson (afterlife) and brett favre.
    let’s have some youth and excitement…let’s bring coaches with imaginations…let’s get back to competitive football and vikings dominance…
    i say let webb play and stick with the guy.

  357. By Tad on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    We need a pocket passer, webb is not the answer! Buy the time everyone is resigned that we got, we gotta go with the draft or Kolb.

  358. By animal26 on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    who do people want Kolb? Tad, I would like to know. Is Kolb worth 2 first round draft picks? The answer is no. He is unproven and really doesn’t show the hype that the eagles head coach gives him. If the vikings are stupid enough to trade 2 first round picks for Kolb, then they truly have learned nothing from history. This would be very similar to how we ended up getting herschel walker.

  359. By animal26 on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    why*

  360. By andrewtoobreezy on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    if not kolb its all about joe webb i think the vikings could build around him and gain back their status

  361. By shibby on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    blaine gabbert or jake locker, maybe mallet. we need the next matt ryan or joe flacco, someone we can build our franchise around. bryant Mkinnne seems determined but who knows. but i’d concentrate on our d-backs maybe sign champ? cris cook your bad. get rid of madue williams as well as berrian there to much cash! but yeah re-sign greenway rice and robinson. so draft a qb and sign some d-back stud.

  362. By Hugo From Mexico on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    Kevin Kolb is a good option, Hasselbeck is bad, should switch to sheppard and put someone better, they have to rehire Rice, and another good receiver like Fitzgerald. I trust you vikings. Go Vikings

  363. By adrein percy on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    with the 12 pick in the 2011 nfl draft the minnesota vikings Select jake locker

  364. By vikesfan10 on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    the only qb in the draft i like is blaine gabbert so unless he is there at 12 joe webb

  365. By cameron esch on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    CAM Newton or joe webb not hasselbeck or mcnab we always get these old qbs that end up not doing good but don’t let webb go maybe kolb or tebow or blaine gabbert their are alot of names out their

  366. By animal26 on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    yep, Gabbert is the only QB that we should take with the first pick. Otherwise, we should go lineman or by some slim chance hes still on the board. We have to go after Prince.

  367. By brandon on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    why does everyone want matt hasselback? just because he played well in 1 playoff game come on guys lets get serious HES OLD…..i say we go after lets see unoforgotten matt leinhart what do you guys say about that?

  368. By Dan on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    I just dont see how most people can talk about a secondary that finished ranked 10th in the leage can be so bad. The Vikes just need to keep the D intact minus Pat Williams and they will be fine for at least one more season. They need to shore up the offensive line whether it be by trade or draft and they also have to find a good young wide reciever that can stay healthy that they can count on week in and week out. That is something the Vikes dont have now. Rice has had one great season but other than that he has bee injury prone his whole career thus far. Harvin has been great also when he plays but again he cant be counted on because of the migranes. He missed a large part of training camp and a lot of practices during the season along with 2 or 3 games. O-line and Wide reciever is where the Vikes need to go with the draft and FA first and then QB if they have anything left to get one.

  369. By Aaron Vasquez on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    I think that Matt would be a better decision for Minnesota Because he has a lot more experience and knows how too use his weapons that he has around him

  370. By Juan on Jan 15, 2011 | Reply

    in my oppinion, i really dont see webb or tjack taking us anywhere. But who knows i may be wrong. i believe we should try to draft mallet or locker for the qb spot. they both look like very promising athletes.

  371. By JIM on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    Dan and anyone else that thinks our secondary good enough.. Did you watch how great the Packers look?? Do you think our Db’s can stop that?? NO!! We have to upgrade.. CHRIS COOK SUCKED last year EVERY time he was in there. Now i know he was a rookie, but he was TERRIBLE. Winfield has lost a step and cant cover as well as in the past, and our safeties are terrible, so we MUST get better. Not to mention Cedric and his injuries. At QB we have to stop the revolving door of old men, and “projects”. Get a solid high draft pick. Locker would be a project in my opinion, he was rotten last year against weak college teams. Gabbert, Mallet, or Newton, best choices.

  372. By Fraser Oliver on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    We should look at signing either Bailey and use him as a safety like he wants to play and/or get Nnamdi Asomugha. It would help or secondary a ton so we could worry about QB and O Line in our draft.

  373. By Samuel Gray on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    I say give Joe Webb a chance he looked promising for the games he stood in for brette. I think he could lead this team to winning the superbowl one day. Hopefully sooner than later, but give Webb a chance I think he has the ability to be a great leader for this team.

  374. By JIM on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    Sounds good to me Fraser. How about both? Or get Asomugha and move Winfield to safety.

  375. By 4eversteve on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    If the Viking don’t address the O-line either threw the draft or free agency it won’t matter who we have at quarterback they won’t have a chance, oh and A.P. probably wouldn’t be against the idea either considering how many times he was getting hit in the offensive backfield as he was receiving the hand-off!

  376. By 4eversteve on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    This is a challenge to Frazier, go back to the tapes of this last season I know it would be painful to re-watch as it was for us too watch live and watch how many times the O-line got beat off the line of scrimmage, considering they knew the snap count, that’s not a good thing. Also count how many times Adrian Peterson was hit in the offensive backfield as he was receiving the hand-off and how many times did the O-line Ole block especially on the edges when pass blocking getting the quarterback killed and then come back and tells us we don’t need to draft or address free agency with O-line help!

  377. By 4eversteve on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    If they would have put Tom Brady behind this offensive line even he wouldn’t have had a chance much-less a rookie like Joe Webb at the end of the season. The O-line needs help badly. Please!

  378. By allday28 on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    do we hav any chance of gettin vick?? cus he would be awsum 4 us!! :D

  379. By Tanner Mathis on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    i want haselback!

  380. By Terrance Hill on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    I would perfer Favre for one last year. But Jason Campbell would be ideal. Doesn’t matter who we get as QB if the offensive line performs like they did last year and if we keep Berrian. Jackson maybe ready. Kolb is not tough enough for our division.

  381. By mike on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    You all that say Favre, how right you are, with protection the way it skould be of all the names mentioned ot one can throw the ball as well and not one is as smart as as Favre. Not one of those guys would have been any good nor the record any better the way our Vikes played cmon half a healthy roster and a defence that did not start to play until the last 2 weeks of the season.As a matter of fact it was Brett that won one a cuople on his own. the other guys aren’t getting any younger. Get it done in 2011-2012 and get it done with Favre. It won’t take much to twist his wrist this year maybe just a call.

  382. By Josh on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    I have been a Vikes fan since b4 I could walk. Why do we always rehash old has-beens ie. Warren Moon, Randall Cunningham, Brad Johnson and most recently Brett Favre? There’s no question to these guys careers and how important they were to their team when they were in their prime. Hassellbeck would have been a good fit 5-7 years ago but now? Is Minnesota against going after a QB in the draft?! Forget TJack AND yes even Joe Webb. Why aren’t we trading up to get a QB with our #1 pick?! I’m not convinced with our “well.”

  383. By Nate Melvin on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    I think Kevin Kolb would be an excellent choice because of his leadership and how well he plays the game. And since he already knows the Minnesota area, he can easily join the team. Go Vikings!

  384. By A-man on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    Enough with the old quarterbacks. You can not build a franchise with washed up leaders. Bring in someone you can put some years on! With a proper head coach and some young talent, a proper QB can be molded. Please stop with brining in these washed up guys who are well past their prime. These old QB’s are brought in, and always run out of gas halfway through the season. Then people remember why they free agents in the first place. I would like to see the vikings invest there resources in coaching and drafting, NOT old men like Hasselbeck or Kolb (lacks talent) or Mcnabb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  385. By Isaac Halabe on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    i think that will be nice to take Tim Tibow

  386. By jerome on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    Mc Nabb will be free, try it.

  387. By mike on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    The nfl is about now, not how good we can be in 4 years, Brett and the Vikes can win now with a healthy team and some work on special teams and better Defence. Do yo want to win now or in 4 years ? The coach knows Brett is the man for the , one more time maybe as player type Qb maybe be creative with favre and webb, the arm of favre and the legs of webb.

  388. By peterk on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    Take care of our teams free agents first, as many as we can afford. Then Do Not bring Hasselbeck, Mcnabb, or Orton to this team, They are indeed just a Bandaid. The coaches that will and did let these guys go are all smart guys.A good way to help Joe Webb along is bring in Brett Favre as a Qaurterback COACH !!!!!!!!!

  389. By peterk on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    I forgot one last thing in my post, get some o-lineman in the draft !!!!!!!!

  390. By Josh on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    They need to keep joe webb at qb the kid is going to be great. enough with the old qbs plan for the future. but for rookies Jake locker has already proven he isnt strong enough mentally. ryan mallet is overated. andrew luck is returning to college. Blaine Gabbert is the best QB in the draft. Webb is more explosive than cam newton and mike vick already and can be a great passer if you saw him play he wasnt a run first guy he tried to throw before he would take off. He has good touch and a huge arm. he can make all the throws need to work on his deep accuracy in the offseason. so stick with him. resign chad greenway, let go ben leber hes good but not athletic enough draft robert quinn out of north carolina to replace him. the kid is big, fast, and has a natural feel for the game. Resign sidney rice and try to get moss back he will be a free agent he might not be as explosive but he still draws double coverage. resign ray edwards and longwell and then try to pick up a couple more defensive players. maybe bailey or asomugha find a replacement for pat williams getting up there in age will probably retire after this next year. and try to find a saftey. FINALLY GET RID OF BERRIAN HE SUCKS AND IS TAKING UP SO MUCH CAP

  391. By danny on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    I think we should draft cam newton then this way we could have joe webb and cam newton go at it in the offseason and see or will win the starting position for qb. if cam newton is gone then we should draft the best avalible defence of player.

  392. By Joe on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    Draft Cam Newton in the draft and have a quarterback competition between Cam and Webb. Also get Josh McDaniels as our offensive head coach. We need to get creative on offense because we have such great athletes like percy and adrian. On defense we need to hire Mike Singletary as linebackers coach and then get rid of Madieu Williams and draft a safety or get a safety in free agency. We really need a good offseason to have any chance of competing with the bears and packers next season.

  393. By danny on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    Hasselback – sucks and is too weak
    Kevin kolb – okay but too much money and andy reid wants to keep him.
    kyle orton – good player will fit pretty good in minnesota. can be there qb
    mike vick – no way he goes away from philly there to stay
    mcnabb – good and can be there qb but age is getting to him
    joe webb – will get his chance though training camp.
    rookie –
    cam newton – 6 6 250 good arm great athletic player heismen champ and nation champ = winner

    ryan mallet- alot like cam newton but he might be gone early in the draft

  394. By xvike on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    Enough with the old qb stuff. The only reason i would bring in hasselbeck is if we needed a veteran back up. Enough with the champ bailey and asomugha stuff. There’s like no chance we get either one after we resign our guys. We are not the only team that will be bidding for their services. Asomugha is probably the top defensive player on the market. Theres little to no chance that we will be able to match what other teams are going to offer them. For some reason, i think that jake locker would be a good first pick. Had he declared for the draft last year, he would’ve been a top pick. The oline does need help but we could use the rest of our picks to address that and maybe even free agency. As for our secondary, i believe that they will perform better next year. Cook was hurt and he’s a rookie, and griffen was also hurt. C’mon we had 3rd and 4th string db’s out there so i’m not suprised our secondary sucked so bad. The only position i would suggest that needs a change is SS. Williams needs to go. Get that solved and we should be good to go for 2011-12.

  395. By #0 on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    CAM! CAM CAM!-CAM! CAM! CAM!-SUPERBOWL#1

  396. By matt on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    Even if the vikings trade for or sign a free agent QB, they still need to take one in the draft. If they can’t get Gabbert, then they should take an offensive lineman like Mike Pouncey from Florida and then pick a quarterback in the second round. Pat Devlin form Deleware would be a good choice, could follow in Joe Flacco’s footsteps! The vikings shouldn’t get Kolb, they need a veteran who can develop Joe Webb and a rookie quarterback; McNabb or Hasselbeck would be good choices. If we go get Kolb, then we’re stuck with him for quite a while and that would be bad, what if he turned out to be a bust? I’m very supportive of Webb, but let’s be honest, isn’t it a little too early to just give him the starting job?

  397. By animal26 on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    Just to let you know matt. Devlin isn’t going to be in this years draft. Hes staying for his senior year.

  398. By WebbHaterHater on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    Cam Newton is overated and looked aweful in the championship game. Last Sportsnation poll I saw had 80% of the country saying he will not be elite. I don’t know what you Cam lovers see in him where the majority of the country sees another Jamarcus Russel. If we draft a QB, lets pick a guy whose at least accurate, and not another gifted runner.

  399. By shibby on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    we need the next matt ryan, the next joe flacoo. we need our next franchise qb. is gabbert the answer? locker? mallet? i’m not feeling cam newton for our offense i’m just too used to brett favre. keep joe webb as an wildcat threat like jets use brad smith. have josh mcdaniels use our skilled players bevell never knew how! as well as singletary hire him i think our defense would appreciate it. hopefully he’ll change our d-backs from there woosie arm tackles into using those things on there shoulders called pads! we deffinetly miss sharper at ss madue williams and terrell johnson are not doing the job. please sign or draft some stud there or sanford and hussian could have the job as long as they use there pads.cris cook was a terrible draft choice. resign all of our studs release or trade the non producing like berrian or loadholt or mckinne even though mckinne seems determined this off season. i understand $ is an issue as well as cba bargining agreement but if all is well. fraizer said it himself our roster will be dramitical different. champ would look good in the purple and gold but first i suppose we need to concentrate on our own FA’s i would love to re-sign ray edwards ben lieber and sidney rice and of course chad greenway. fat pats gone. well need a replacement via draft but i think jimmy kennedy and letroy guion could step up! would be funny to draft another williams why dont we draft good players like the packers do?! cause we’ll definetely need recievers after the offseason. we need to players willing to dominate with great team play and the same if not better intensity we did in ’09. then i believe we will win. skol vikings! shibby out!

  400. By Reece s. on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier knows Favre is this team’s best chance at winning a super bowl now. If he fixes the o line and Favre gets in awesome shape and shows up for everything in return, the vikes would be dominant again.

  401. By MACH on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    Well one thing is for sure they BETTER NOT sigh Edwards back cause he has done nothing for us and has takin no pressure off allen, But as far as the QB situation goes stick with Webb stop goin after other QB’s and build within cause Kolb is to expensive and Hasselbeck is to old and injury prone, sign a new safety and CB and get rid of McKinney and get a new LT.

  402. By Dan on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    Jim the Packers are good enough on offense that it wont matter who you have in the secondary. You will not shut them down. The Vikes need to address their own offense if they hoe to have any chance in the next few years. The last 2 seasons Favre got beat to death behind that O-line. If you throw a young guy back there it will be the end of him. If you look at the young QBs, Matt Ryan, Flacco and Sanchiez and the likes, you will see they did well because they had a decent o-line to play behind. That has to be where the Vikes start. AD needs someone to open holes for him and whoever is QB will have to be protected or no matter what you do on D it will be wasted.

  403. By Viking Fan Forever on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    Vick is the way to go….. do not get McNabb or Palmer or any old QB…. you’re wasting your money…….. Vick is a man on a mission that wants to win badly…. and will fit with the Vikes……. please go get Vick……

  404. By Dan on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    As for the ones calling for a complete overhaul of the Vikes secondary again look at the numbers. They do not support your claims. The Vikes pass D finished ranked 10th overall and only gave up 1 300 yards passing day to opposing QBs and that was Rodgers with 301 in the second meeting. All of this was done with almost no pass rush for most of the year. If you take out the 6 sack performance against the eagles the Vikes had a total of 25 sacks on the season. The one are the Vikes D sucked in, and not just the pass D, was on 3rd down giving up a first down 41% of the time. Again I think this goes back to the offense. If you cant score points you cant take chances on D. Fix the o-line and get some recievers that can stay healthy and be there week in and week out and it will be a different team.

  405. By Dan on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    Viking Fan Forever we dont want Vick for a couple of reasons. First is it would cost a fortune to get him to leave Philly. Secondly with his running style he will never make a full season and lastly he has played 8 years in the league and has never passed for more than 3100 yards and 21 TDs or played a full season.

  406. By Dan on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    And for the ones wanting the Vikes to go after Bailey and Nnamdi Asomugha, Bailey is 32 and Nnamdi Asomugha is 29. Champ Baileys time left is very limited and he would still require big money. Nnamdi Asomugha is only 29 and has a few more years left in him but would bring a price tag of between 40 and 50 million for 3 years. Just the amount of money he would take to get would mean that some of the bigger FAs the Vikes have of their own would be leaving.

  407. By AKG on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    Now I know this is a long shot and a bit of a gamble, but I think the Vikes should sign or at least tryout Colt Brennan. No one can deny he’s a winner. Not to mention the most accurate passer in college football. He proved he could do the same in the nfl, but no one gave him a shot. He got drafted to the redskins thats great, but shanahan doesnt like playing unexperienced quaterbacks. I think if I was in his shoes after watching Brennan in his pre-season games against the colts and the jets, im pretty sure he showed some promise to be a great quarterback, maybe he could use a little mechanics work, but he definetly has the potential. The vikes should give him a shot at, at least 3rd string. I know he’s had multiple surgeries and is recoverying from a car crash, but he’s hungry and I know any team that gives him a shot and lets him throw, they’re gonna win some games. Think about it Frazier.

  408. By DJ on Jan 16, 2011 | Reply

    Hey i think that the vikings should get rid of mckinnie and go get two corners that will jump in front of the pass and take the ball instead of just letting them catch the ball and talke him. go get vince young and Randy Moss. Rice,Moss,Harvin,Peterson SUPER BOWL BABY no one would be able to stop the vikings no matter what they do what would you do stop ap well you got moss catching the ball for a touchdown. so that is what the vikings should do.

  409. By Trent on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    With the way things went this season, the eagles will not let go of vick. which will leave them open to talks about kolb. Hasselbeck is a great option, because he wants a ring before he goes out, and is hasselbeck comes to mn, that means hutchinson will come back, and that will help with the o-line. there has been talks about vince young. Nuh uh. That would be awful. In my opinion, they should go out, trade down their first pick to get a big fat o-lineman from wisconsin, trade for kevin kolb. And re-sign rice, and greenway. Let leber go. He was great, but not needed. Then go out and get moss off of free agency, and stick it to chilldress. The worst thing that could happen to the vikings: Mcnabb dressing in purple next year.

  410. By JIM on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    Dan, I totally agree we must beef up the O-line. We have to get more athletic at LT, as McKinnie too slow and big to keep up with speed rush DE’s. Huthison gettin up there and C a weak spot. We do have to be able to block for AP, and have time to pass the ball to score more points and take pressure off the D. BUT, your #’s for our secondary, while they may be accurate do not tell whole story. I know we cannot shut down Packers totally, it would be nice to slow them down, and to do that you need solid CB play and Safeties that do not play out of position and get burned over the top like ours do CONSTANTLY. We have to be able to take the ball away occassionally and what we have cannot do that, and have proven that. Cedric G. is our best and cannot stay on the field, Winfield getting up there, and is not a cover corner, Cook was terrible. Williams and Johnson are terrible. Whatever stats you put out there, you cannot argue those points..

  411. By JIM on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    DJ and all of you other people that live in the past.. GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE.. It is not year 2000.. Moss is done, he sucks, and has for 2+ years!!!!!!!!!!!! Favre is done, he is too old and injury prone. HE WILL NEVER BE ANYWHERE NEAR WHAT HE WAS IN 2009!!!! GET ON WITH NEW BLOOD. NO OLD QB’s like McNabb. We have to infuse this team of older players with young solid players. Keep our best, and weed out the older players no longer capable of helping us. Edwards, while good, can be replaced, Leber can be replaced. P. Williams can be replaced. McKinnie as well. Keep Greenway, and Rice. We must go QB, CB, or O-line round1. If we can trade McKinnie for 2nd round, we can get other 2 positions there in 2nd round. If Edwards gone and Leber gone and Favres contract gone we can sign depth in FA.

  412. By Juan on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    i believe we should draft Jake Locker. Webb would be great for wildcat situations and a possible starter but Tjack must go.

  413. By big cat on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    Vince Young is the man for the Vikings. Yes he needs to grow up but he is still one of the greatest college players of all time. His athletic ability would be devastating to opponents with AP back there, they could be scary! Most importantly though VY is a proven winner at any level. I believe he’s a great fit for this team

  414. By Anthony on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    Kolb, VY or McNabb, i don’t like Hasselbeck for the fact that he is washed up and what is the point of getting another washed up QB. If we are going to go after a bridge QB the go after McNabb. But if we are going for the future then we need to try and get Kolb or Young and maybe even think about drafting Cam Newton, i know he will be raw but if we drafted him and got McNabb i think he would flourish by playing under neath him and the same goes for Webb…

  415. By GOLDVIKE on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    KEEP WEBB AND GET GARCIA TO BACK HIM UP SAVE THE MONEY TO FIX THE O-LINE BECAUSE LETS FACE IT IF WE DONT FIX THE O-LINE IT WONT MATTER WHO WE HAVE AS Q.B.

  416. By GOLDVIKE on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    SMILIMG JOE WEBB 2011!!!!!

  417. By lucky on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    i think the vikings need a veteran QB like hasselbeck with hasselbeck i think the vikings make the playoffs and GO Vikings its time for the playoffs in 2011 season,another name is Philip rivers i think rivers were the best option for the vikings

  418. By lucky on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    Vince Young is a good option he is fast strong player yeah definetely vince

  419. By Jeremy on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    I say, lets develop Joe Webb. He showed some promise as a leader in the last part of the season. I’ve been a Viking fan all my life, and one of the things that has disappointed me is the vikings are always looking for seasoned vets to take them to the super bowl. Last season we came close with brining in Brett Farve.

    I say, lets take in a young QB and develop him to the way the vikings are running the offence. Who know’s Joe Webb, may be the next Brett Farve,

  420. By alex on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    I would literally bet all of my possessions that eagles dont let vick go. Seahawks are already looking at signing hasselback again because if they let him go they would also need a quarterback. Vikings are planning to draft a quarterback 1st round because that is the biggest need. so if thats the case why not trade a 1st round to a proven quarterback that is very promising over a thin 2011 quarterback class where everyone doesnt even look good.

  421. By Luke on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    Those are all very good options. i think they should go after John Kitna. he knows the system and has played in the North. He has a lot of potential and i think he would be an ideal fit. Kolb is not the option. In a few years, Joe Webb is the option. I also like McNabb. Asomugha is too expensive, Champ Bailey would be good, but we also need good safety help over the top. But more than anything, we should spend our money wisely. Get some good o line!

  422. By Dan on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    Jim I agree the Defensive backfield is not perfect but in most games they did well enough for the Vikes to win IF they could have scored some points on offense. What the DBs need to do is work on making the plays when given the chance. They had plenty of chances to make big plays and were in position to make the big plays. Just dropped the ball most of the time. The Eagles game was a good example of that. Vick should have been picked off 4 times but they dropped 3 of them. You cant rebuild the entire team in one year. You have to start with the areas that are the worst. With the Vikes that is on the offensive side of the ball. Namely o-line and healthy wide recievers. I dont want another season where players like hank baskett and Greg Camarillo are supposes to be the threats at reciever because Rice is hurt again and Harvin has a migrane again. I also dont want to see another season of AD getting hit in the backfield more times then not or the QB, whomever he may be, getting up off the ground after every play.

  423. By jam on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    please bring in hasselback i think he has lots of expereance and could get the job done.

  424. By jake locker fan on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    i think the vikings should stop getting old qbs the nfl it geting harder especially for qbs. the vikings should look ate their division all the three other teams have their qb of the future and if vikings wants to go anywhere they have got to draftand get a qb this year and i would recommend jake locker from the university of washington his got great arm and great accuracy and he can also run the ball breaty well and the thing that impress me the most is his leadership and thats the most important thing for a young qb who agress with me

  425. By HENRY on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    WE SIMPLY TRY AND SEND BB AND HIS PAY TO THE SKINS WITH HIS OLD QB AND MADEW THERE TO HE JUST FITS THERE STYLE BETTER TAKE MCNAB AND HAYNSWORTH TO REPLACE PAT
    MCNAB KNOWS ARE STYLE AND MENTORS WEB WE STILL HAVE ALL ARE PICS FOR OLINE AND CB/SAFTY

  426. By HENRY on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    WE STILL HAVE A TEAM THAT WITH ADDIQUIT QB AND ARE PLAYERS IF WE CAN KEEP IN TACT CAN MAKE A GOOD RUN FOR A FEW YEARS WHILE WE DEVELOP A QB BEHIND MCNAB LETS NOT HIT THE PANIC BUTTON YET

  427. By Alknowsall on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    Hasselbeck is 35 so definatly not young and we dnt need anoter favre, so i would like kolb seeing that hes great and still young, webb is fast and he can throw the ball very well but to be honest I think hes another Tavaris Jackson. Sign Rice and greenway for more years, get peterson’s contract talks started and dump anthony herrera for somebody else.

  428. By javier on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    keep webb dont go get hasselbeck or kolb there getin old. joe webb has so much more ability that them. he can run throw he can even play wide reciver. so im sayin keep webb dont go and get hasselbeck or kolb.

  429. By scott duvall on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    mcnabb is a slacker stick with webb!!!

  430. By The Doctor on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    I want a QB who can articulate a sentence. No Ebonics please.

  431. By LucasNeraasen on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    Stop all this nonsense about Webb. 6TH ROUND WR people!!!! My gosh. I think we should try to Draft Dalton from TCU or Kellen Moore from Boise State. Another option I like is to pick up Kolb and then draft Tolzien from Wisconsin as a backup. He’s exactly what you want as a backup. And lets be honest. Accuracy wins in this league. Athetisim at QB is a waste. How many superbowls does V. Young, Mcnabb or Vick have? And they won’t ever have one. Webb is a waste of a few more seasons

  432. By vikesfan303 on Jan 19, 2011 | Reply

    Draft cam newton! otherwise stick with webb athletic running qb’s are the future of the nfl

  433. By Gubber on Jan 21, 2011 | Reply

    THE MORE I THINK ABOUT IT, THE MORE I LIKE THE IDEA OF MOVING DOWN IN THE FIRST ROUND. MAYBE TO #17 ( NEW ENGLAND ) IF THE VIKES CAN ALSO GET THE PATS FIRST PICK IN THE SECOND ROUND. I LIKE THE IDEA OF GETTING TACKLE NATE SOLDER IN THE FIRST, A QB IN THE SECOND ALONG WITH A FREE SAFETY (DEAUNTA WILLIAMS)… IF IT’S POSSIBLE !!!

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