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Musgrave Is Right Fit For Vikings Offensive Coordinator Position

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 20, 2011 – 11:17 am

While conducting a press conference on Thursday to announce additions to his coaching staff, Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier told reporters that he considered the offensive coordinator position one of his most important hires because of the focus he’ll maintain on the defensive side of the ball.

With that said, Frazier’s decision to tab Bill Musgrave as his offensive coordinator makes sense.

Musgrave’s name may not be household in Minnesota, but that doesn’t mean he’s not the right fit for the job. In fact, Musgrave’s career background makes him an excellent fit. He played QB in the NFL and is now an 11-year NFL coaching veteran, most recently serving as the assistant head coach/QBs coach with the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons were 13-3 in 2010 and earned the #1 seed in the NFC playoffs before dropping a game in the Divisional Round to the Green Bay Packers.

In Atlanta, Musgrave worked closely with a pair of successful QB projects. Matt Schaub began his career in Atlanta and eventually signed a big contract to be the Houston Texans starter. Musgrave’s latest pupil was Matt Ryan, the #3 overall pick of Atlanta’s in 2008. While it’d be disingenuous to say Musgrave is the only reason for the development of those 2 star QBs, it’s also more than appropriate to give Musgrave credit for his work with each player.

Aside from his work with young QBs, something the Vikings will surely do in the near future, Frazier said another appealing aspect of Musgrave is his ability to think globally in terms of offensive scheme, rather than be married to one way of doing things. Musgrave has extensive experience with the West Coast offense, but Frazier said it was clear to him in speaking with Musgrave that the new offensive coordinator will look to a variety of schematic strategies to best utilize the offensive talent on the roster.

“To be able to combine the things that he learned in that West Coast system along with the things he picked up with Joe Gibbs and some of the other coaches he’s been around, when we sat and talked, and we’ve talked for a number of years about the potential of us being able to work together, the fact that wasn’t tied to one system but he could see globally, that was important to me. We have a multitude of weapons on our offense and sometimes you can get so tied up in a system that you don’t see the forest through the trees. It was important to me that he understood the importance of utilizing the strengths of our players on our offense, and he was able to exemplify that in our conversation.

“I’ve seen them do it in Atlanta with (offensive coordinator) Mike Mularkey, so I knew that he had an idea of how it could happen. And once we sat down and talked about it, I was convinced he was the right man for the job.”


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206 Responses to “Musgrave Is Right Fit For Vikings Offensive Coordinator Position”

  1. By JT on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    I’m excited about the coaching changes Frazier has made. Can’t wait for the draft now!!

  2. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    TARVARIS JACKSON STATISTICS FOR HIS LAST 3 NFL SEASONS:

    198-121 (61.1%) 1480 yards 13 Tds 5 ints for a 95.5 Rating

    DO NOT

    PLEASE DO NOT TRADE TAVARIS JACKSON! ! !

  3. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    WE have a young veteran (T. Jackson)
    a developmental QB (Joe Webb)
    we just need a veteran quarterback they can learn from.

    FOCUS on getting good offensive linemen.

    ——QB
    :) :) :) :) :)

  4. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    *The statistics I used were from Tarvaris Jackson’s Wikipedia, and do not include his last game for 2010.

    Even so, his rating would almost certainly be over 90 for the last 3 seasons!!!

  5. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Developmental QB?

    TARVARIS JACKSON IS ALREADY A TOP CALIBER NFL QUARTERBACK! ! !

  6. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    I thought this argument was over, Fred.

    Anyway, we can’t trade TJ because his contract. We won’t, however, be renewing his contract.

    Too bad Fred.

  7. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Edit: …his contract is up.

  8. By DRS on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    How about Newton in the draft, Frederick Jones, you are kidding right, the way T-Jack has played in the last few years. I think it is time to move on. However, this is going to be a mute issue because of the upcoming lock out.

  9. By DRS on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    News,

    http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/Record-56-Players-Leave-College-Early-For-NFL-Draft/debfcc9a-d4ec-4abf-b68b-1c1f9ded5842

  10. By Nevada Viking Fan on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Get Kevin Kolb this guy is ready to break out. And keep Joe Webb as a back up so he can develop. Get rid of TJ.

  11. By DRS on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Frederick Jones, you cannot trust Wikipedia, according to college professors anyone can put whatever information as fact in that site.

  12. By James on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Nice coaching staff looks like we got couple nfc south staffs some afc staff atleast it wasn’t like chilly where it was mostly eagles staff. I have to say this was interesting getting alternative with the coaching staff you usually don’t see that much.

  13. By DRS on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Frederick Jones, I agree, the # 1 need is linemen. My question is will we get a better linemen in the draft or from the free agency? Would it be a good thing to get a draftee who may have to sit out a full year if there is a lockout or get a free agency player who can play as soon as the lockout is over?

  14. By DRS on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Any news on the status of the dome?

  15. By 2011 on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings need to move on from tj sick and tired of every year is he the starter is he not he is not the franchise and will never be. I hope we draft a qb and start fresh no more chilly leftovers that has been getting us nowhere throughout the years. Its time for a new regime for coaches and players. Webb can stay but tj needs to go let him find chilly. This is the new vikings no more old news unsettled tj era anymore.

  16. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    DRS…

  17. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Statistics

  18. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Do not lie……

  19. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Tarvaris

  20. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Jackson

  21. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    has a QB rating of 95.5

    for the last 3 years!!!

  22. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Tavaris

  23. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Jackson

  24. By Brad on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    T Jack had a Veteran QB(Favre) and he didn’t learn a thing from him. It was obvious in the last game he played against the Giants. He looked as scattered as he did two years ago. That is why Freotte took the job from him and he took us to the playoffs.

  25. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    BUY LOW, SELL HIGH

    Keep TARVARIS JACKSON

  26. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Isn’t

  27. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    A

  28. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Starting

  29. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Brad,

    95.5 don’t not lie!

  30. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Quarterback

  31. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Ricefield…keep your comments coming!!!

  32. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    He’s

  33. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Got

  34. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    NO

  35. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    CONFIDENCE

  36. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    95.5 When was the last time the Vikings had a qb with that high a rating?

    Oh, that’s right…Brett Favre, future HOF with over 70,000 yards passing!

  37. By Brad on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    NFL.com says his rating is 76.6 for a career. Check it out.

  38. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    also 13 Tds versus only 5 interceptions

  39. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Brad, go back look at my blogs. The 95.5 rating I am talking about is for the last 3 years.

  40. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Check them’s out

  41. By Brad on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    You are to count 2009. HAHAHA! He had 21 attempts all year and they were in the 4th qtr of the games.

  42. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    It would be just plain stupid for the Vikings to get rid of TJack!

  43. By Brad on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Well this conversation is stupid cause everyone knows he ain’t coming back. CAUSE he SUCKS. He left Arkansas when Matt Jones was the Qb there cause he knew he couldn’t hack it. Where is Matt Jones? Not in the NFL. Just like T Jack next year.

  44. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Brad, what point are you trying to make? He did make 198 attempts in his last 3 years. I dare you to put a stat behind your words!!!

  45. By oldschoolvikesfan on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    t jack is a bust, dont care what his stats are he looks confused everytime he steps on the field.he has never looked poised in the pocket or looked like he had control of the game. Joe webb looked alot more poised in the pocket,dont matter about stats if you dont have the smarts, If T jack was that good why did we have to go after Farve for the last 2 yrs? childress said T jack was great in practice why because he had a comfort zone no real pressure.

  46. By Parody on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Craig Johnson has been added as our QB coach, so I would be surprised if we tried to re-sign T-Jack now. Best guesses are that Vince young will follow him on over here, so let’s start speculating on how we’ll all deal with that!

  47. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Why? What don’t you like about our argument?

  48. By Brad on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    It says on a Qb calculator that he has a rating of 80.63. http://www.brucey.net/nflab/statistics/qb_rating.html
    Pas Att 464
    Pass Com 273
    Yards 3168
    TD 19
    Int 14

  49. By DRS on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Frederick Jones, Have you not herd the statement, trash in trash out?

  50. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    You win, Fred.

    Let’s keep TJ. Let’s keep McKinnie and Loadholt too. And how bout we find the weakest personel possible to replace Rice, Greenway, AP, Jared Allen, and EJ Henderson.

    We’ll be SUPERBOWL CHAMPS!!!

  51. By Parody on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    The latest news is that we also added Jedd Davidson as our OL coach. I don’t know much about this guy, but that just leaves us with the RB coach to sign.

    Check it out: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81dce8db/article/vikings-add-two-more-veteran-assistants-in-davidson-johnson?module=HP_headlines

  52. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Parody,

    Thank you for adding something new.

    I just do not understand why people are so stuck on getting rid of players? Especially when they do not make alot of money.

    If Leslie Frazier gets rid of TJack, or any other player, I will assume he has a good reason, and that it is valid.

  53. By Brad on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    AWESOME Ricefield! Lets hire Fred and fire Spielman.

  54. By Turd Furguson on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Fred why do you like TJack so much. He has had his chance and it is time to move on.

  55. By Turd Furguson on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Vince Young only scored a 16 on his wonderlic test for the combine…..

  56. By Brad on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Fred ARE YOU really T Jack using a fake name on here?

  57. By Parody on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    I just read up a little on Davidson’s Wikipedia page. It presents him as a run centered o-line coach. So it sounds like Frazier is serious about turning this into a run-first offense. But hopefully Davidson can do what it takes to get our pass protection back up to par as well, because there will be games that we are going to need to rely on the pass, like it or not.

  58. By Parody on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    @ Brad – I doubt it. Fred’s typing, spelling and grammar skills are too professional for them to be coming from a guy with TJack’s character.

  59. By Parody on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe he’s TJack’s agent ;)

  60. By DRS on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    I wish T-Jack good luck for whatever team he ends up with, I hope he finds himself someday, face it, at this time he is no good on game day, and we need someone who knows the game now and play from the start, not some time down the road.

  61. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Those are probably for his l a s t 4 years.

  62. By Turd Furguson on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    :)

  63. By PurpleNation on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    The Minnesota Vikings filled two more positions on their coaching staff Thursday, hiring Jeff Davidson to coach the offensive line and Craig Johnson to coach quarterbacks, head coach Leslie Frazier announced.
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    Davidson had been the Carolina Panthers’ offensive coordinator the past three seasons after spending 10 seasons as an assistant coach with the New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns.

    Johnson had been on the Tennessee Titans’ staff for the past 11 seasons. He was the team’s running backs coach this past season after nine years as the Titans’ quarterbacks coach.

    Frazier said the Vikings are “real close” to hiring a running backs coach, the lone remaining opening on his staff. A report Wednesday linked former Colts assistant Gene Huey with the Vikings.

    Frazier also discussed the recent hires of offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave and linebackers coach Mike Singletary, and the promotion of Fred Pagac to defensive coordinator.

    Musgrave’s variety of experiences and ability to design schemes that fit his players’ abilities were attractive to Frazier, as was Musgrave’s work developing quarterbacks in Atlanta, where the Falcons emerged as one of the league’s top offenses.

    “His history during his time in Atlanta convinced me,” Frazier said. “The success he had whether working with (quarterbacks) Matt Schaub or, more recently, Matt Ryan … why not go after the guy who has the proven track record of doing that.”

    Frazier added that Musgrave will have control over the offense.

    “It’s Bill’s baby,” Frazier said. “He’s going to orchestrate the offense and put together the game plan.”

    Frazier, who was the Vikings’ defensive coordinator before his promotion to interim — and then full-time — head coach, said Pagac’s work late in the season impressed him.

    “I really enjoyed watching his maturation while I was interim coach and just the energy he brought to the defensive side of the room,” Frazier said. “We won’t do anything dramatically different on defense.”

    Source: nfl.com

  64. By Turd Furguson on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    This mock draft has us taking Jake Locker….

    http://walterfootball.com/draft2011.php

  65. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Yes, and the name Turd says it all!

  66. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    What I would like to know is why you guys are such haters?

  67. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    The only reason you want to get rid of Jackson is because you hate him.

  68. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    And you hate me for liking him.

  69. By Rick on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    LOL this is funny but in reality i have to agree with fred on this and the only reason is that jackson would be cheap sign him for a year fix the O-line and the secondary also get another reciever to line up opposite of rice. Get rid of Madeu williams Barrian and Mckinny resign rice greenway and leber

  70. By Brad on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    @ Fred I didnt count 2010. That was for 09-07. If I included 2010 it would have been worse. Statistically his worst year in 4 years. So I actually helped his stats. Besides you can’t count the last two years cause he hardly played except in the 4th qtr of games when they were already out of hand in 2009.

  71. By DRS on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    .Have to go. Joe is the answer with a vet to guide him, go Vikings 2011

  72. By Parody on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    The Carolina Panthers have a good description of what Davidson brings to the team: http://www.panthers.com/team/coaches/jeff-davidson/6e7cfaff-c328-4e64-b08c-d3248bea5e13

    It looks like it bodes well for our running game, but kind of reiterates my fear that the pass protection could still be in trouble.

  73. By Parody on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred – I think that most people still see Jackson as Chilly’s project. So they are hating on him because he reminds them of the sour taste that BC left in our mouths over this last year.

    Regardless, I still think that Jackson and the team would be better off parting ways. I don’t think that the relationship has been conducive to him performing as a star QB in Minnesota.

  74. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Ricefield,

    I did admit that the TJack argument couldn’t be won, however when I came across the 95.5 rating, I couldn’t resist.

  75. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    No one hates you, Fred. (At least I don’t.)

    I don’t hate TJack either. He’s swell. He’s just not a starting quarterback.

    You state your opinion all the time. We disagree and so post about it. It isn’t personal.

    You can defend TJ if you want and I’m free to disagree. This is a blog. It’s about the free exchange of opinions.

    And my opinion is TJ doesn’t have the confidence to be a NFL Starting Quarterback. It’s a confidence problem. Not a lack of talent, but confidence.

    I suggested he go to either the Arena League or the UFL where he can be a starter and possibly gain some confidence because as it stands now no team is going to make him their starter in the NFL.

    That’s not hate.

  76. By Brad on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah I have mixed feelings on Zone Blocking schemes. That is what Davidson likes to implement.

  77. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    @Ricefield,

    What if they decide to keep him?

  78. By DRS on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Frederick Jones, we hate him because he was the answer according to chilly boy and failed to live up to the hype and his ability. How long do you go with someone who will not take the next step as needed?

    So long and have a great day.

  79. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Brad,

    I’m not that smart. And I do not want to go back and figure it out the TJack stats.

    You have to admit that his stats were better than you thought.

  80. By DRS on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Frederick Jones, T-Jack would make a good practice QB. Bye

  81. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    DRS,

    Have a great day, and thanks for argueing.

  82. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    What we should be doing is writing to Frazier about drafting some offensive linemen.

  83. By Parody on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    If we are going to draft for the o-line, it looks like we should trade down. Every mock draft that I have seen for this year makes it look like the top prospects on the line won’t be going until the 20th pick or later. It could help us regain a 3rd round pick, or even possibly get a second 2nd round pick. That could really help to close up any holes that are created from players ending their contracts this year.

  84. By DRS on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Frederick Jones, You too, have fun.

  85. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    I will be sorely disappointed, Fred.

    That said, if we did keep him, I would have him and Webb fight for the starting position. Webb in my opinion has the confidence to be a starting quarterback and it is that confidence that I would hope gets him the job.

    I sorta see what you’re saying about TJ. If the Vikings had just come out and said, “You’re our starter,” then things might have been different. Sadly, that’s not how it played out.

    The main reason I’m against keeping TJ is the Giant’s game. TJ came out of a play a little hobbled and made a beeline for the sideline. Frazier basically had to force him back out there to play.

    That told me he doesn’t want to play for the Vikings. And personally I hope Frazier sends that tape to every NFL team.

    TJ quit before the game was over and the rest of the team followed his lead. That my friend is not how a NFL quarterback is supposed to do things.

    All my opinion of course.

  86. By Parody on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    But from what I understand, even trading purely draft picks can’t happen until after a new CBA is reached. So that scenario may not even be a possibility come draft time.

  87. By Brad on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    I dont hate T Jack Fred. I wish it would have worked out for both sides but it didn’t. There was alot of time invested in him and that sets the team back even more.

  88. By CaribooBill on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    I would let Tarvaris stay, in competition with Joe, Boamar, Ramsey and whomever we get, if any, in the off-season. His lack of confidence in the pocket is understandable, given the short time available because of the O-line. Fix the O-line and then see what he can do. If he can’t compete, it will be obvious. I really like Frazier and I think his new assistants show great promise. An interesting year coming up.

  89. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Parody,

    I wouldn’t object to that. More picks might work out better than a few high ones.

    By the way I would love to take over for Spielman!
    What a fun job that would be!

  90. By Brett on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    How can we trade T-Jack if he isnt under contract. Silly Fool. You must be related to Jackson. He has had his chance, time to move on.

  91. By Brett on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    I sorta see what you’re saying about TJ. If the Vikings had just come out and said, “You’re our starter,” then things might have been different. Sadly, that’s not how it played out.
    SERIOUSLY..are these vikings fans on her….We did say T-Jack you are our starter Twice…first time he got hurt 2nd time he got benched.

  92. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Brett,

    I like the way you cherry picked one line out of my post to make it sound like I was saying something I wasn’t.

    Smooth move.

  93. By Brett on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    sorry …after reading that I stopped reading the rest, due to shock.

  94. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Admittedly though, I’m a recent convert to the Viking fan ranks and some of that took place before I was aboard.

  95. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    @Ricefield,

    Thanks for that long letter. I missed most of the Giants game!!!

  96. By Brett on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    i was reading that you said, the vikings didnt say Jackson you are our started, which did happen twice.

  97. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    @Ricefield

    When have you heard of a team with a great offensive line that didn’t have at least an average QB?

  98. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    @ Brett,

    You have some heavy typos.

    Perhaps you are having trouble using the words you put in like me?

  99. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    That’s why…

  100. By Brett on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Ravens great O-line…T-Dilfer worst QB with a ring

  101. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    I’m doing this kind of

  102. By Brett on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    if they are too heavy…stop trying to lift them

  103. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  104. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Falcons website….

    I can’t get on their blog at all.

  105. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Fred,

    A decent QB is pretty subjective. In my opinion, a decent QB doesn’t wuss out in the middle of a game. (excuse my language.)

    So, it is my opinion that TJ isn’t a decent QB.

    I’m not hyping up Webb but the way he kept playing in the blowout against the Bears. Now that was decent. Though toward the end it was moot.

  106. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    perhaps the webmaster…

  107. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    is out to lunch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  108. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    I would pick Joe Webb to be the starter at this point.

  109. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Rice, do you cut and paste on to this site?

  110. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Fred,

    No, I type and if the board goes wonky or stalls I wait for it to come back and then finish typing.

    Most times the board works fine though.

  111. By Brett on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    I would pick Joe Webb to be the starter at this point.

    Pretty safe bet considering he is the only QB under contract…I liked Webb also..that is a very athletic back field with him, AP, and Harvin.

  112. By Brett on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier definatley wants to draft a QB in this years draft,,,if there is one.

  113. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Rice,

    What do you mean by “the board goes wonky?” Are you talking about the green light below the screen?

  114. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Brett,

    I think Frazier is like alot of people, sometimes he say things for effect.

    He is appears to be behind Joe Webb. I do not want us to draft a QB. But I’m a fan, if we do draft one, I’ll try to be in that new qb’s corner.

  115. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    “He is appears” should be “He appears”

  116. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Fred,

    Yeah, sometimes it stalls and the cursor stops blinking and it won’t let me see what I’m typing so I wait a couple of seconds and it comes back and that’s when I finish typing.

    I’m not exactly sure if the board or Internet Explorer that causes it though.

  117. By Brett on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    no worries..i can still smell what your stepping in..even though you have a few english errors

  118. By Brett on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    id rather draft a new guy ..than bring in Young, Neck Beard, or Mcnabb

  119. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    I’m with you Brett.

    With competition for the starting job and an extra QB, we have a chance of making a franchise QB and having tradebait for any pickups we might need as the preseason ends or even later in the season.

    I’m also with Fred in that I think we should address our other concerns like o-line and db’s before we concern ourselves with picking up another QB.

    But that’s just me.

  120. By Brett on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    think we will be fine at DB when griffen and cook get healthy…allow Allen to be for of a slot guy where he is better. Saftey is still a big question. O-line is a serious issue, but i dont think its first round pick worthy…unless you can get a top 3 O-lineman

  121. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Cook maybe, but Griffen, heck of a player btw, but severely injury prone. He missed a lot in 09 and again in ’10. He’s got me a little worried, so it might be a good idea to pick one up in the draft because their replacements can’t cover for sh*t.

  122. By Brett on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    disagree with the injury prone..he has only had 2 injuries…before the NFC championship game last season..he didnt miss anytime.

  123. By Parody on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    If we can keep guys healthy we have a good group of corners with Winfield, Griffin, Cook and Allen. We can get 2 cheap journeymen in free agency for insurance purposes.

  124. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Reading all of the above still points to the Offensive Line as the #1 need at this time.

  125. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Rice,

    Thanks for the tips. I’ll try to watch my curser.

  126. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Are any of you guys for the 18 game regular season?

    <Mark me down as against it!!!

  127. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    I actually think the owners were not serious when they brought it up. They are using the strategy “I’ll ask for alot, I won’t get it, but I’ll get something.”

    (Talking about the crazy idea for the 18 game schedule.)

  128. By David Plowman on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Fred,

    Have you not learned anything watching this season and last season. TJack had one of the best QB’s in the league to learn from and during games when you ;looked at the sidelines, Favre and Sage were reviewing the snapshots of the game. Where was TJack? He was sitting on the bench with his head up his a@@. The vikings do not need a QB who have very little NFL experience and does not want to learn. His contract is up, let him go sit on another team’s bench.

  129. By mr smiff on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    I see the o-line as being THE TOP PRIORITY in this year’s draft and offseason. Let’s not make the mistake of only focusing on a qb, like the Lions did two years ago. Get rid of McKinnie, and strip Loadholt of his starter status. Let’s look to get quality and depth on the o-line, as well all the other positions.

  130. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    David P,

    I never saw what you talked about.

    If you read Tarvaris Jackson’s Wikipedia, they talk about him being a sponge and someone who wants to learn.

    In addition, I clipped an article during TJacks rookie season where he is quoted throughout the story as being willing to learn.

    There may be reasons to get rid of TJack, but that is not one of them.

  131. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    @ Mr. Smiff,

    I think even management might over look the offensive line in some organizations. Hopefully we are not one of those groups! ! !

    Offensive linemen are not glamourous. At the very least they are 45.5% of your offensive attack.

  132. By Frederick Jones on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Too…The offensive line does have some talent. But more competition might bring out the best in them.

    How often did the Vikings go into game saying,”Hey, who is healthy enough to play in the next game?” “Gee, we might have to get someone off the waiver list.”

    I bet it happened more than once in the 2010 season.

  133. By PurplePeopleEater on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    I say we go after one of the free agents from New England. If Bellichick is comfortable using all his high draft picks to keep young guys on the team, we should be able to take advantage of the guys with quality experience that he is letting walk. They have a left tackle whose contract is up, and there is speculation that he’ll be shopping around. If the guy is good enough to protect Brady’s blind side, then he should be good enough to replace any of our OL starters from last year.

  134. By Aceviking on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings need to draft a QB and let him and Joe Webb compete for the starting job

  135. By ron g on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    im sorry i would rather go with web , and ill tell u why 1 hes trainable jackson only played 3 games in 3 seasons and hes really not that good i dont care if he has a 100 rating we need off line and some deff help , we finialy have a coach that can do something and it looks like hes filling the spots with good coaches, so far so good im tired of follow a team thats almost there i want them to do it and im willing to wait 3 years to get there.web is good and could be great with the right guy showing how to do it and its not tj

  136. By ron g on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    by the way we have a top running back top wide outs now lets work on the lines and im telling u this boy web is the guy, get a guy like vince young or mcnabe and u wont need anything else

  137. By ron g on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    we dontr need to waste a pick on a qb a nd spill all that money put the money on both lines jared needs some big time help ,noga, doleman, jared,????????????????????????????????????????

  138. By ron g on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    offence line needs help ,look at the lines in the play offs the ones that protect win

  139. By zack on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    vikings please please please go to the draft and draft ryan mallett and see were the vikings end up next year it either nfc divisional game or the nfc championship game or maybe the super bowl

  140. By Ricefield on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Concerning the 18 game season…

    Why?

    And…

    Is there supposed to be a couple of expansion teams coming in? I mean, who are the teams supposed to play against in those extra games?

    Also…

    Are they going to be home games?

    If I get answers to those questions, then I’ll consider an 18 game schedule. But I’m not looking forward to it.

  141. By Stoney on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    FREDERICK JONES, you are a window licker!!! Shut the F up already. What are you, 9 years old, you sound like an idiot. We get the point, you like TJ, so go root for whatever team signs him.

  142. By Mark B on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    I feel the need to weigh in on the whole TJack debate. For those saying let him go, he’s had 2 shots I say this – not once in his career with the Vikes has he been unequivocally handed the reigns of the offense from OTAs forward through the entire season as the starting QB. Not sure about you, but if my boss kept coming to me saying I was his guy, then a month later down the road bringing someone else in to do the same job, I’d probably have confidence issues as well.

    As far as looking “confused” you try to read a NFL defense, find an open receiver and deliver the ball accurately in 2 seconds – either draft OL or trade the giant bookends in Loadholt and McKinne for either picks or slightly smaller, but faster/more athletic, linemen.

  143. By Old School on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Good luck Musgrave…better find a QB in the Draft!

    OR ALL THE WEAPONS THAT YOU HAVE WON’T BE USED!

  144. By CaribooBill on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    The rationale for the 18 game season is that the fans don’t like the pre-season games (according to the owners). We would then go to 2 pre-season and 18 regular season games. In my view, they would delete the first 2 pre-season games and start the regular season at the same time as now. The real reason that people don’t go to pre-season games is that they occur in August, when people are away (my opinion only). If they went to 18 games regular, they would probably add another bye week to rest players. This would push the SB back three weeks to the end of February, rather than the beginning. That might help some of the northern teams to acquire the SB, since the temperatures in open air stadia would be warmer. All of this is speculation on my part. I presume they would choose three other divions to play against, so you would still have 2 games each with Packers, Bears and Lions, plus 12 others against 3 other divisions. The Canadian Football League went to 18 games some years ago and I am not aware of any complaints from the players.

  145. By Bob on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    The tj experiment is over its time to move on there was a reason he didn’t start because the coaches don’t have enough confidence in him. He lacks leadership and presses too much he forces and is way too inconsistent.

  146. By Your Boss on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    Fred Jones…. you’re just misguided. 198 pass attempts over 3 years is VERY, VERY few. i think tom brady attempted 50-something in last week’s playoff game alone. TJack has been given MANY chances, he’s just NOT GOOD. lots of players look good in mop up duty. you can’t just look at mop up duty, you have to look at alllllll the times that he had to prove himself, and over a LONG career, he’s proven that he CAN’T do it. his contract is up, he’s gone, so you might as well let it go. you can keep getting upset if you want, but he WILL NOT be back next year.

  147. By mnsoldier on Jan 20, 2011 | Reply

    T hack is an athlete not a QB, convert him to the kick returner since he has more size to survive the hits. Develope Webb, but get a QB like Kolb to come in. But Tjack is not the answer, if they keep trying that route fraziers head coaching career will end just as chilis did.

  148. By Clemz7cs on Jan 21, 2011 | Reply

    hold the dang phones…….im no t jack fan…but would you really rather have vince young under center for us rather than t jack? we might as well keep t jack seeming as they are on the same level and t jack is cheaper!

  149. By Old School on Jan 21, 2011 | Reply

    LET’S JUST END THESE COVERSATIONS NOW……………

    NO JOE WEBB, NO T-JACK, NO VINCE (I’M OUT OF MY MIND) YOUNG…….

    WE WILL NEED TO DRAFT A QB AND TAKE OUR BEATINGS THE NEXT 3 YEARS AND HOPE A.P. STILL HAS A YEAR OR TWO LEFT IN THE TANK FOR A RUN!

    ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT WE ARE JUST A QB AWAY OR THAT WE WILL BE ANYTHING BETTER THAN A 8-8 TYPE TEAM, IN THIS DIVISION, FOR THE NEXT 3 OR 4 YEARS ARE F$%^&^% NUTS!

    GET REAL PETER PANS!

  150. By Old School on Jan 21, 2011 | Reply

    We are probably looking at 4 to 6 loses coming out of our own division……..look around…Bears, Pack…..and a much improved Lions team that will continue to get better…..all 3 teams have nice , YOUNG, QB’s……………..

    WE HAVE NO O-LINE….NO QB………NO SECONDARY…………….

    HAVE FUN WATCHING THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME THIS WEEKEND…..

  151. By David Plowman on Jan 21, 2011 | Reply

    Fred,

    Words are all good but action is what matters most. I have NFL Sunday ticket and every time in 2009 when Brett was reviewing game snapshots where was TJACK. I never saw him. He may state he is a sponge but you cannot absorb any thing unless you are near the source. I do not dislike TJack. At first I thought he could be a very good QB, but watching the games against the better teams showed me that he was in over his head. Time to move on.

  152. By Bill L on Jan 21, 2011 | Reply

    I’m happy with the new coaches. Singletary is a winner, just got in with a bad team with 49ers. Musgrave I don’t know much about, but after listening to Leslie’s comments, I’m convinced he’ll be good for us. I’m so ready to start using the talent we have. I’ve been upset for years now with our generic offense and tentative defense. Let’s light some people up, c’mon! Tavaris has to, and I mean has to, go. He’s going to be a backup forever and we need a quality starter. There are lots of good QBs in the draft, but I think there are lots of good veterans out there who could win for us as well. After another devastating season, I’m renewed with enthusiasm once again. Skol Vikes!!!

  153. By Jake on Jan 21, 2011 | Reply

    t jack is an excellent practice qb, so lets offer him a spot on the practice squad. we have spent enough time on him. Frazier cleaned house on the coaching staff, I expect when the dust settles, we will see a lot of new player faces as well. he is focusing on defense and thats a great place to start the rebuilding.Lets use our picks to shore up our LB and D back personnel. If a promising qb shows up in later rounds take a shot, otherwise there is a lot of promising #2 guys dying for a starting spot. make a deal for one of them. skoal vikes!

  154. By JD Larson on Jan 21, 2011 | Reply

    It amazes me all the wonabees that jump on this site. Is there anyone that has ever played a down in football? Frazier is going to be an excellent coach–no doubt about it. My two sons played college football in the 80’s and were invited to a golf outing with some of the Vikings and their Coaches in Mlps this last year. Both sons were very impressed with Frazier, not so with Chilly. They thought he was a space cadet. As for the QB situation, dump TJ and look at one of the QB’s in the draft. Joe Webb, your the man. I saw him this last year make moves no other QB can make. He justs needs more reps. If you are not going to start him then use him as a receiver. Then go for Young or McNabb. We need OL now and a very good Safety. Put McKinney and Loadholt on a speed and diet program. Ben Leber’s time is running out. If a Linebacker is available get him. One very good receiver is needed as well. Address these needs and we will be talking playoffs again in one to two years. Who knows, maybe this year!!!!!!

  155. By Mark R on Jan 21, 2011 | Reply

    Tavaris Jackson is NOT a potential starter for this team. He has had one or 2 good games, but has been plagued by injuries his entire career and has not shown any more improvement in recent history. He is done. We need to draft a good young Quarterback at #12 and run with it. RYAN MALLETT. He is our man. Draft Ryan Mallett

  156. By Ryan on Jan 21, 2011 | Reply

    Get Jake Locker or Cam Newton!

  157. By vikings012 on Jan 21, 2011 | Reply

    Frederick Jones- what are you talking about Jackson sucks. In his 5 seasons he has never thrown for 2000 yards in a season has a horrible passer rating and has 22 INT’s and 15 fumbles in his career and considering he played like 1 game last season, a couple quarters the season before and like a hand full of games his first season that’s pretty bad. He can never stay healthy he always gets injured and not just last year its been like that the past couple of years and he can’t lead the vikes down the field for a game winning drive. He’s had like 2 or 3 great games his whole career I mean ever Joey Harrington had at least a couple great games but that’s no reason to make him our QB. We need to cut our loses and let him go or try to trade him and hopefully get a good QB in the draft.

  158. By john on Jan 21, 2011 | Reply

    Old school
    U hit the nail on the head. There is a lot of work to be done before the Vikes are a NFC Champ/Superbowl contenders.
    We need to draft a QB and find a veteran in the offseason to teach our young QBs the ropes.

  159. By Lito on Jan 21, 2011 | Reply

    So far so good Leslie. Now let’s see in due course what the player roster would look like – will it be a “winner”?

  160. By Craigmont Strong on Jan 21, 2011 | Reply

    Great coaching staff! It’s time for Minnesota to get a fresh start without TJ!

  161. By DRS on Jan 21, 2011 | Reply

    Old School, chill, take your meds, we know it may take time, but then it may not, get the right men who knows..

  162. By BIG E on Jan 21, 2011 | Reply

    hopefully a new era for viking fans with frazier as the coach. i have a really good feeling about him.i like what i seen on the sidelines during the games.the way he talked to all of his players offense and defensive players as a group.no tavaris is not the Q.B. of the vikes.he has shown no improvement from day one since being drafted.we need a young francise Q,B. to have around for alot of years. haven’t had one since tarkington. a long time. the vikes do need work on the offensive and defense line to, they did not get much pressure on opposing Q.B.s last season.and did not protect ours to good either.well go vikings in 2011.hope we have alot to cheer about next season.

  163. By Viking-ology on Jan 21, 2011 | Reply

    No T-Jack, no Vince Young, No Cam Newton. With that said, would you as a coach rather have an unproven QB that was drafted as a WR in Joe Webb- not me. I would utilize Webb to be a WR/RB/return man/wildcat QB- look at the possibilities this kid can bring in other areas…

  164. By Viking-ology on Jan 21, 2011 | Reply

    I think we should draft a Franchise QB-Gabbert, Mallet or Locker. I know we need bib time help in our O-line, but free agency can provide that. Look at the succesful young teams…they all have that in common- a franchise QB. Now is the time Vikings -draft the future QB of this franchise this year. We may not have another chance for a long time…

  165. By viking joe on Jan 21, 2011 | Reply

    i agree NO VINCE YOUNG , NO T JACK he had his is time to shine and it expired in minnesota, plus he was brad chilldress puppet let him follow brad where ever that will be, wish them both well!! !! mr frazier is getting it together SKOL VIKS and go JOE WEBB

  166. By jason b on Jan 22, 2011 | Reply

    tavaris needs to go;his best game is 14 of 20 for 112 yard and 1 touchdown thrown.
    he bites.

  167. By jason b on Jan 22, 2011 | Reply

    i say lets go after kolb

  168. By Maximus on Jan 22, 2011 | Reply

    For the life of me I cant figure out WHY we’re STILL talking about TJ! If he was going to be able to lead this offense he would have done it by now. He has had enough time. Ratings aren’t everything especially when you’re analyzing a QB that runs hot n cold. It doesn’t take 5 years to have a profound impact, for a lot of guys their career is already over by then. I have a gambling side that say’s to keep going with Webb but acquiring an at least competent veteran might be the wisest choice. Clearly, QB is probably our biggest void. Although I personally think Webb may have what it takes to be a starter.

    Later

  169. By oldschoolvikesfan on Jan 22, 2011 | Reply

    everyone watch Patrick develan out of delaware in the east west game tonite looks like a good QB.vikes?

  170. By jvernon on Jan 22, 2011 | Reply

    T. Jackson aint the future and neither is Kolb. If Kolb was so great he be the man in Philly. Get McNabb and jus let Musgrave develope Webb. On the o-line we are weak at the center and right tackle. On defense we need a corner and and a safety. We get at least 1 corner Winfield can move to safety. Frazier is a defense of guy he gon make the rights moves, he got rid of Bevell. Vikings will be back for 2011

  171. By Mark B on Jan 22, 2011 | Reply

    I see everyone saying draft Gabbert, Mallet, Locker etc … I would like to throw another name out there who doesn’t seem to be on everyone’s radar – Andy Dalton from TCU. He may need some work b/c of the system he played in at TCU, but has proven he can lead a team, win and has a great football IQ.

  172. By WALLY on Jan 22, 2011 | Reply

    joe webb stepped up to the plate and in my opinion did a great job he has skills and is an all around solid athlete he should be the man for the job if as veteran does not come along with a good o line he could really flourish ….especially when you consider whaT HE DID THIS LAST SEASON BEHIND THE LINE HE HAD TO WORK WITH

  173. By Sean B on Jan 22, 2011 | Reply

    I’ll save my two cents on the QB arguement. I just want to welcome Bill Musgrave to the fold. It is tough watching the Vikes pass up good Oregon players in the draft year after year. Darn it! I want to root FOR my favorite players after they come into the pros. Then again, Bill, how do you feel about strapping them on one more time? The Vikes aren’t above 40 year old QBs.

  174. By obxharry on Jan 22, 2011 | Reply

    T jackson stinks

  175. By Kmac on Jan 22, 2011 | Reply

    Tavaris Sux!!! Fredrick Jones, your wrong! I’m glad we still don’t have a coach like you!

  176. By Carl on Jan 22, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with you Fred J. The problem with the Vikings is not Tarvaris Jackson. It is the O-line and the “win the Super Bowl this year” philosophy which have plagued the Vikes. Look at Jets, Ravens, and Falcons! They have the right plan in place. Who really cared what the QB ratings were for Sanchez, Flacco, and Ryan their first 1-3 years? They put those guys in and let them take their lumps because they knew there is nothing like on-the-job training for an NFL QB. They were not worried about being yanked for one bad play. The Vikes have a young QB with some experience who just need a QB coach and OC with a consistent plan and Jackson will be a Pro Bowl QB before long.

  177. By Linkio on Jan 23, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings, please please PLEASE trade for Vince Young! I have a good feeling about him. Vince Young, Joe Webb, and Tarvaris Jackson would be three very good QBs to have and let them battle it out for the starting job!! Please trade for VY!!

  178. By Woodboat on Jan 23, 2011 | Reply

    I can’t believe that some of you still think Jackson is going to make it as a starting QB in this league. Yes, he doesn’t have much of an O-line, but do you even watch the games? He is eradic as they come with the ball. His pas ses sail on him all the time, his receivers have to wait on the ball because he throws it where they ARE, not where they WILL be, and he makes bad decisions. Carl uses Sanchez, Flacco, and Ryan as examples of young QBs that were given chances… right, and they didn’t let their coaching staff down with their play (though Sanchez is a step behind the other two, IMO). Jackson works his tail off, but he isn’t getting the job done. Having the best O line in the league isn’t going to fix his problems.

  179. By Woodboat on Jan 23, 2011 | Reply

    Vince Young is a spoiled pu nk that doesn’t get his work in. We don’t want him.

  180. By Woodboat on Jan 23, 2011 | Reply

    I wouldn’t trade much for McNabb, and the asking price will likely be fairly high. I’d get someone like Garcia to fill the role for next year and draft a OLT inthe first round (if there is a worthy candidate), move McKinney to RT, Loadholt to RG. Draft DBs in the 2nd, 4th, 5th. Then next year, sell the entire draft ala Ditka/R. Williams for Andrew Luck.

  181. By jvernon on Jan 23, 2011 | Reply

    Don’t worry Vikings fans Frazier gone do what’s best for team. He is a whole better than Chilly. He gon pick the right QB. Also, he have a better o-line and DBs so Vikings will be back in 2011. To bad the running back coach left AP he help him to stop fumbling. I know we gone be back on top of the NFC North again.

  182. By bevansyoc on Jan 23, 2011 | Reply

    what is t-jacks win loss record … is it even over .500 last time i checked that was the only statistic that is worthy of this discussion

  183. By jvernon on Jan 23, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier gone get it done. He know what our needs are. We get a veteran QB and let Musgrave develope Webb. Just fix the o-line so the QB have time and so AP go ahead and break 2,000 yards. Also, one more WR. Make sure we sign Rice,Longwell,Greenway,Pat, and Edwards. On defense, keep the same d-line replace Leber @ LB. DBs change everybody but Winfield and Griffin. Hopefully Cook get better also.

  184. By Bigfan1 on Jan 23, 2011 | Reply

    I can’t believe some fans still want the Viking to retain a quarterback who has done nothing for the advancement of the organization, doesn’t have much NFL experience as a “playing QB” and when he does go out on the field he gets hurt, this performance is useless for a team that wants to win week after week and eventually a world championship. If you don’t know who I mean you haven’t been following the Vikings the last few years, end the controversy keep WEBB, draft a good QB, and sign a good veteran, period. I trust Mr. Frazier and the Viking’s organization will make the right decision.

  185. By Jimmy on Jan 23, 2011 | Reply

    T-Jack is a good backup QB. He can come in and win a few games and play good off the bench. He isn’t the answer as a starter though. You’ll just get mediocre results year after year if he becomes starter. Draft and develop a QB or trade for recent draft pick not being utilized. Only answer if the Vikes are gonna be playoff contenders year after year.

  186. By Eric on Jan 23, 2011 | Reply

    Pick up a veteran qb like Kyle Orton who is a free agent and draft a franchise qb. Rebuild the o-line and fix our secondary which has consistantly sucked year after year.

  187. By king crie on Jan 23, 2011 | Reply

    Frasier,singletary,webb,peterson,p.williams,k.williams,shepard,harvin,hutchinson,allen,winfield,rice,the big twleve.

  188. By StrkSS on Jan 23, 2011 | Reply

    LOL @ Frederick Jones. Tarvaris Jackson CAN’T read a defense. Plain and simple.

    I probably could have stopped at “He can’t read…”

  189. By Greg on Jan 23, 2011 | Reply

    Dear Fredrick Jones,

    You are a fool! Tavaris Jackson is a JOKE! But nobody wants to sign him. So he’s stuck with our team for now.

  190. By vikingpat on Jan 24, 2011 | Reply

    I agree tjack is low jack in my book. Go get ricky stanze out of Iowa ….

  191. By jason on Jan 24, 2011 | Reply

    ….and with the 12th pick in the 2011 NFL draft the MInnesota Vikings pick QB- Jake Locker…….

  192. By jason on Jan 24, 2011 | Reply

    I’ll agree with the pick of Rick Stanzi, i believe is very underrated QB in the draft this spring.

  193. By NJVikesFan on Jan 24, 2011 | Reply

    With the new CBA, it’s hard to figure anything out right now with respect to player moves. But I think most of us watching can agree that this team did a lousy job of pocket protection, run blocking (especially in short ydg and goal line situations), stop the run and rush the passer in the 4th quarter, or cover and hit opposing receivers hard. alot of it is on the players, but hopefully teh new set of coaches can actually put the right guys on the field with a good game plan…We’ll see

  194. By Daniel Moore on Jan 24, 2011 | Reply

    T-Jack may have good stats but he does not win us games, and thats what we need is a QB that can win us games.

  195. By MNsportsFAN on Jan 24, 2011 | Reply

    Alright,first t-jack has never been given a full oppurtunity to play 1 full season,but the way he plays one game to the next game,very inconsistent!
    I would like to give him one last chance,since i’ve seen the brilliant flashes he has shown at times.Unfortunately,I think its time to move on!What we need to do is,draft C.Newton.He will be there!Then let webb and newton.If we happen to get t-jack back for cheap,make it a 3-way competition.Whoever wins-wins.We are going to run alot this year,we just need a consistent QB.I would take anyone of those guys,but eventually I think Newton would be the guy,if not right away.I would like to see that competition.
    Also I like Frazier’s hire’s so far.I also think Chilly had somewhat of an eye for talent,,at least for the picks we’ve had.Due to the J.Allen trade-A.P.
    Edwards,Loadholt,Pery,Webb?GO VIKINGS

  196. By Garrett on Jan 25, 2011 | Reply

    @Frederick Jones

    YOU ARE AN IDIOT!! T Jack absolutely sucks….PERIOD! Your not even a real fan I overheard your conversation today about how you were going to get on our website and start talking junk. GET OFF OUR SITE!!!

  197. By vike2011 on Jan 25, 2011 | Reply

    Drafted in the 2nd round in 2006 (Childress moved up to get him) TJack was scouted correctly. A small school (Alabama State) product atheletic with upside,but questionable because of the level of competition. Childress never showed enough faith in this young man to let him succeed or fail the way some other nfl veteran qbs that have done close to nothing since they came out. Chilly never never removed the handcuffs off this guy. Maybe he knew he had limitations with the playbook or some thing. Best to let him go try out for a team that will believe in him or at least give him an honest shot.

  198. By Mark B on Jan 25, 2011 | Reply

    I still like several QBs in this years draft, but I think we should draft either OL or secondary (safety in particular) first round or trade down in the first round and grab Andy Dalton and get some experinced talent in those positions for our 12th overall pick. Forget about Newton, Gabbert and the like – I’m not sure if the upside is worth the possible downside.

  199. By George on Jan 25, 2011 | Reply

    Please Mr. Musgrave.. PLEASE… No Mcnabb!!!!! That would be a huge mistake!

  200. By Andy P on Jan 25, 2011 | Reply

    Besides physical appearance, we need a smart QB, one who can make quick decision and throw the ball quickly. An intelligence QB will know how to throw so that it wont get intercept and know when to throw it how to throw it, how high, how low, inside or outside, throw or run. T. Jack is too slow and indecisive, that’s why it gave the depends time to tackle him and time to read his move. The quicker a QB throw the ball the harder the defense able to react or read his next move. Also a tall QB can able to see the whole field.

  201. By jvernon on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Yes i have to agree with most of yall. T Jack aint our QB cause if he was they wouldn’t have beg Favre to play. We should get a veteran QB, let Musgrave develope Webb and draft an OL or DB. The Vikings o-line is real weak on the right side, AP could never get hardly no yards. Also, we are weak at the S position. But, I have all the confidence in Frazier to win Minnesota’s first ring

  202. By Andy on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    What has Tarvaris Jackson done in the postseason? I was at the Eagles Vikes Playoff game in 2008. He threw no TD’s and a crucial interception for a touchdown to asanti samual that cost us a touchdown when we were up in the 3rd quarter. My point being whether it was when he was a younger qb or not he makes poor decision and faulters under the pressure of a big game. Hasn’t proven anything but rack up a few stats in meaningless games. After all these years with Tjack I think its’ better for both parties to seperate and start over. It will be good for TJack and the vikings organization. Thanks for your time TJack and good luck in your future.

  203. By bhayes on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Ok lets be real, TJ is not going to be a super bowl caliber quarterback. He is a decent number 2. But I would rather have Joe Webb than TJ. TJ hasn’t proven anything to me in his whole NFL career. Look at the young guns already having success in the NFL (stafford, bradford, matt ryan, flacco, etc..) TJ has had an opportunity and just hasn’t shown me anything. GET RID OF HIM!!!

    Kolb has looked good, he wants to be a starter. Get him in Minnesota.

    RE-SIGN SIDNEY RICE!
    SECONDARY & O-LINE NEED ALOT OF WORK…………Our goal should be to get back into super bowl contention NEXT YEAR!!………C’mon Viking NATION, stand up lets do this!!!

  204. By bhayes on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    AND…..lets not draft cam newton, he won’t be a good QB in the league…..Vince Young and Mcnabb are not the answer either!……..GO get Mallet or Kolb.

  205. By brad.. on Feb 2, 2011 | Reply

    I also feel the need to comment on the whole t-jack thing. I am not a fan of his first of all. However I must say the guy does have a cannon for an am but he is not smart enough to be able to put it together for the big game. He comes in and looks confused. I hope that we can draft a pocket QB who knows how to run an offense instead of running everytime he gets a little pressure. And I also hope Frazier gets off the kick off getting another aging quarterback and hoping they hold together like the vikings seem to like to do. The winning teams draft franchise QB’s and build off that( steelers, packers, patriots, colts, falcons etc.) GO AWAY T-JOKE!!!!

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