Frazier, Vikings Focused On Finding “Right Guy” At QB Position

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 26, 2011 – 5:24 pm

It was just a year ago when the Vikings had one of the greatest QBs in NFL history have one of the best seasons of his career, as Brett Favre guided the Purple to a 12-4 record and NFC Championship Game appearance while crafting a 107.2 passer rating along the way. Now, though, with Favre having filed his retirement papers and 2nd-year player Joe Webb the only QB on the roster, the Vikings face a much different situation at the position.

As a result, Vikings fans are focused almost exclusively on trying to figure out what their team will do to find a long-term option at QB. Vikings coaches and scouts are focusing on the very same thing.

“We’re the one team in our division that doesn’t have a concrete starter,” Frazier told’s Steve Wyche at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama this week. “We’re kind of looking up at the rest of our division at that position, but we’ve got to address that this offseason and hopefully find the right guy. One thing about our roster, we’ve got the pieces in place at certain positions. We’ve got Pro Bowlers at certain positions.”

Frazier pointed out that finding the answer at QB is even more important given how strong the NFC North will be again in 2011. Both teams in this year’s NFC Championship Game were from the Vikings division – Chicago and Green Bay – and both of those teams have young, franchise-caliber QBs in Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers, respectively.

“That tells you we’ve got a tough division,” Frazier said. “We’ve got to get it right at quarterback, whether it be a veteran or a young guy.”

While it may be concerning to Vikings fans that the most important position on the field is not settled, it should be encouraging to those same fans that Frazier is focused on finding the solution.

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192 Responses to “Frazier, Vikings Focused On Finding “Right Guy” At QB Position”

  1. By zakaria ismail on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    please don’t let joe webb be the qb of viking’s next year

  2. By zack on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    if i was the vikings i would move up in the draft and draft a ryan mallet im a vikings fan and ryan is like tom brady he thows the football just like brady.and his a good student thats willing to learn and draft free safity rahim more from ucla on the second round please please please and we have a good qb couchs one that couched matt ryan if viking want to win a superbowl this is the best way to start we need a young qb that can win multibule superbowls and re sign chad green way and sedny rice

  3. By mr smiff on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Easy! Beef up the o-line and get Favre back!

  4. By Dan on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Do we need a young QB? How about a guy named Young at QB. Vince Young is an intriguing possibility that I hope the Vikings look into this offseason. The guy’s a winner.

  5. By vikings4life on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    mr smiff you sound like chilly ….. stupid

  6. By Shawn on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    @zach … Mallet is Brady like … LOL

    From what Ive seen and heard hes more Ryan Leaf like


  7. By Mark B on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    I’ve said it before – I honestly think Andy Dalton could be a steal in the late first/early second round. Trade down, grab some veteran talent in other positions (OL for sure) and draft Dalton.

  8. By Jim on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    I remember last year everyone wanted clausen well this year we are getting a qb I hope its mallet or locker. Either way we should get a decent qb at 12. If the vikings want to play it safe draft another qb in the 2nd round. The rest can go on o-line and safety. Chilly that idiot had to waste a 3rd rounder.

  9. By rod on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    please will the next person who wants to get vince young( the largest headcase in the nfl, which is a strong award to win in todays nfl) go to the toilet and see how long you can hold your breathe under water

  10. By Shawn on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Devlin or Stanzi

  11. By Mark on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    The NFL is a ‘copycat’ league and the Pittsburgh Steelers are THE team to ‘copy’… We have many of the pieces in place except for our QB (remember what Big Ben did his rookie year (hint, foot stomp, hint)) and a Safety (like Troy Palamalu (hint, foot stomp, hint)? We can do this, let’s turn this 0-50 thing around starting this year! I’m impressed with the coaching moves to date from Coach Frazier and I’m looking forward to the draft. Again, if you need help, let me know, I’m available and would love the challenge!

  12. By CaribooBill on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Mike – please clarify your comment about Joe Webb being the only QB on the roster. The roster currently lists Rhett Bomar and Patrick Ramsey as being on the “active” roster with T Jack on IR and Favre as retired. I buy that T Jack and Favre are not on the “active roster”, but what about Bomar and Ramsey? Are they not under contract?????

  13. By CaribooBill on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Here’s an idea – convert Antoine Winfield into a Polamalu type safety. He’s a verg good tackler, is smart and tough.

  14. By rod on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    winfields career is almost over, even moving him to safety, he is not as good as he was, and the injury problem is bad. We need to really have a defensive draft. then rebuild the offense next year. O line needs addressed

  15. By paul on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    How about getting a front office to run the football operation instead of a owner that doesn’t know his a– from a hole in the ground.

    front office= g.m./head of football operations..

  16. By Shawn on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    @PAUL …. thats an IGNORANT comment , Zygi does not get involve in the same way Jerry Jones or Al Davis do … Vikings make Rick Spielman and Frazier work together on roster management

  17. By Ted on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    You mean the triangle of authority fran foley experiment.

  18. By rex on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    It is about time someone said to move Antoine to safety. We need to get Kevin Kolb from the eagles. Pick up the corner from the raiders I would spell his name if i could. Then worry about oline

  19. By VY on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    We need VY VY VY VY and oh yeah maybe VY

  20. By Shawn on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Winfield has the heart / mentality of a safety but not the body … hes only 170 pounds in his gear, combined with his age …. besides he was our nickel back all year and played up to a reserve pro bowl lvl

    yes reserve, he was added after the fact

  21. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Remember to draft Offensive Linemen!

    ——-:) :) :) :) :)

  22. By Woodboat on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Vince Young is a pu nk and we don’t want him. Rod… I never thought of moving WInfield to safety…. If we can scratch together 2 CBs that are better than he is, I think you have a great idea. I’d rather the team go OT in round one and QB in the second… there isn’t a sure thing QB in this draft, so burning your 1st on any of these guys is kind of a waste. The guy you draft in the 2nd may very well be better than the #1 QB drafted.

  23. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, I saw that blog where someone recommended putting Winfield at Safety. I agree, he is way too small.

    Marcus Sherels is working out hard with an old high school teammate. He will be ready to start at cornerback for the Vikings next fall! ! !

  24. By Shawn on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Dont forget to draft a stadium proposal

  25. By rex on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Still one of the best tacklers in the league

  26. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb

  27. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb, 6’4″ 220′ at QB for the MN Vikings ! ! !

    Marcus Sherels 5’10” 175′ at CB for the MN Vikings ! ! !

  28. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    I like speed and quickness in offensive linemen, which doesn’t necessarily mean what their 40 time is but here goes:

    At Tackle everybody likes Nate Solder of Colorado. We might have to trade up to get him. 6-9 315 4.9 40 yds

    DeMarcus Love of Arkansas 6-5 315 and 5.1 might be available with the 12th pick. Tyron Smith of USC 6-5 280 and 5.1, also has long arms, would be a great candidate for starting right away at Tackle.

  29. By Woodboat on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Someone please explain to me why Winfield is too small for safety. He tackles the biggest RBs in the league without a hitch, hits like a ton of bricks, and rarely gets injured. Ask Michael Vick how easy it is to get away from the guy. I suppose you fellas would rather see him retire or play nickel IF we get 2 CBs that can beat him out… I say keep your playmakers on the field and Winfield is definately still a playmaker. ANd yeah, Shawn… he must be pretty bad if he is only a reserve probowler…. pfft… why is he still in the league if he is only a reserve, yeah? Gimme a break….

  30. By Titus on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    I thought we signed two QBs late in the season— what is Mike talking about when he says Webb is the only QB on the roster? Is it me, or are these articles lacking? They tell us nothing we don’t know– they are like eating popcorn for dinner– you know something is passing between your teeth, but there is no substance.

  31. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply


    Ryan Bartholmew 6’2 300 and a 4.9 40 yd dash. Move up if you have to in order to get this guy out of Syracuse!

    Tim Barnes, Missouri 6-4 300 and 5.1 may be available at #12

  32. By Woodboat on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    We signed to bodies to fill QB uniforms late in the season, because Webb was the only active guy we had. I wouldn’t go so far as to say they were viable QBs. Apparantly, from all the talk you hear from the coaches, Webb isn’t ready to be an NFL starting QB. He didn’t look too bad in his starts at the end of the season, but let opposing coaches get some tape on the guy and I think we’d see him have a bit more difficulty. I wouldn’t mind seeing him start next year if the team decided to address their obvious needs at OL and DB and look to the 2012 draft for a QB. There isn’t anyone coming out this year that looks like a lock to make it as a top NFL QB to me….

  33. By Woodboat on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Fred, you want a center at #12 overall? Really? I didn’t think Sully was the weakest link in that group. The right side was horrific… draft a LT and move McKinney to RT.

  34. By Titus on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    If we want to be contenders immediately, we need to sign a QB– Webb is still a baby– Woodboat- you are right, I believe Webb would have some growing pains — we need some experience. I like Mr Smiff’s idea, but it’s over for the gray fox.

  35. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply


  36. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    you get the idea…

  37. By Titus on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    You don’t like Loadholt, Woodboat? Come on! The guy made a lot of penalties, er, plays.

  38. By Titus on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Fred Jones is in the house!

  39. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply


    Sullivan may have had injuries. But are you willing to sacrifice our season?

    We need competition at every position, especially the offensive line.

    An underrated Guard may be Florida State’s Rodney Hudson. He is listed at 6-2 and 280 with a 5.1 40 yard dash.

    Of course we all no football weights and even heights are bogus.

  40. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    know not no

  41. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    @ Titus

    I get frustrated because you can’t write complete thoughts on this blog.

    Maybe it would be better to have all the rules, as on other sites I have seen.

    I had a list of offensive guards, but wouldn’t let me print them!

  42. By Titus on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Loadholt and McKinney have great size– I think Frazier will want to see if he can motivate them and improve their skills– bring in some competition like Fred says– nothing like competition to improve anything– that’s why this country advanced so fast. From the horse to the space shuttle in two hundred years– Rome never did that in a thousand years because 90% of the population was poor and a third of the people were slaves.

  43. By Shawn on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    @woodboat … you must’ve missed my point, or i need to break it down even more





  44. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Another interesting prospect might be Zach Heard of U.Conn.
    He’s 6-7 and 325 and runs a 5.1 40 dash.
    He played guard last year, but would certainly fit well into that LT position WOODBOAT talked about.

    Mike Pouncey is highly rated coming out of Florida.
    But he may be gone by #12

    Some of these offensive linemen may be available in the 2nd Round. That is why I have listed them here.

  45. By Shawn on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    PS … Draft a stadium proposal or it will be the 2011 Minnesota Viking farewell tour

  46. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply


    That’s the best thing I have heard Frazier say, “Competition at every position.”

    Would he be easier to just tab the greatest QB in the nation?
    (Do you want him injured twice in his first two years like Stafford in Detroit?)
    So many QBs have strugged their first year. We do need another veteran to compete at QB. Competition.

  47. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    It’s not fun to talk about the O Line.

    Too bad, get it done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  48. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Bring in 3 draft choices, and 3 new veterans, along with last years group of offensive linemen.

    Let them battle it out for the starting positions.


  49. By Steven on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Kevin Kolb would be a great fit.

  50. By Titus on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Well, at the end of the day, Frazier and staff will do what is best– nothing said on these blogs will matter. I am very optimistic about the next two to three years. I think this should be a very good superbowl– a struggle till the end. I don’t like either team, but I have to choose against the Packers.

  51. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    RESTORE some pride in being a starter for the Vikings.

    NO more “Well, who is healthy enough to start this week?”

  52. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply


    I believe that fans matter. You hear all the time, “the fans won it for us.”

    I take that to literally mean, what we think and say counts…all the time!

  53. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    So baby, I’m giving you some of my thoughts.

    and YES, I love every minute of it!!!

  54. By Titus on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply


  55. By Titus on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    At least our schedule seems a little easier than last year– just a little. I see 10-6, maybe better if we get some key players.

  56. By Shawn on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Fred , I agree abot the fans being heard …

    I would put money on Chilly making it through the season if it wasnt for the fans

  57. By Shawn on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    err … about

  58. By Shawn on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus … There is still a lot of work to do, and Frazier seems to be doing a great job …. I AM THINKING 10-6 AS WELL


  59. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn, you are correct about our ex-coach.

    A leading sports magazine said his job was on the line before the 2010 season began.

  60. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Singletary and Frazier may lean towards selecting defensive player. I am not opposed to that, but certainly the offensive line is our greatest need for next season.

  61. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    players not player

  62. By vikesfan10 on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    i know many fans may not like this but we should not draft a qb this year we should sign a vetran and have him and joe duke it out for this season and draft Jordan Rodgers next year!

  63. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    How about Buck Pierce of the CFL. The guy is in their films twice for top 10 CFL plays. Check it out on You!

  64. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    There may be another Kurt Warner out there somewhere. If Vince Young has the right attitude, take him!

    Joe Webb can be a great NFL QB if we do not put too much pressure on him. That means putting him in a situation where he can have success.

  65. By Frederick Jones on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    The word “attitude” is swearing?

  66. By vikings4life on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Winfield is definitley big enough to play safety and anyone who says his size is too small are you serious? what did people say about drew brees when he came out of college too small to small to small to play qb cant see over his linemen cant see the field huh? superbowl winner and i hate the saints more than anyone but without drew they wouldnt have came close to winning. Antione is the best tackler on our team there is a reason we sent him after MIKE VICK 18 times!!! 18 times!!! so hes to small to tackle recievers that are as big as mike vick slower than mike vick weaker than mike vick but yea hes too small to play safety wow Fredirick and Shawn you guys are ridiculous.

  67. By Titus on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    If we get to the Superbowl in two years, we could practice outdoors to have an advantage– Superbowl outside in New York.

  68. By vikings4life on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    please both of you shawn and Fred can you explain to me what you guys think a strong safety does? cause i would love to hear how size has anything to do with it

  69. By Shawn on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    we may not be we in 2 years we may be uhh what happened … i cant believe it

    WE NEED A STADIUM !!!!!!!!!!!

  70. By Shawn on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    A strong safety will take on more TEs and FBs …. of course its been a long time since Vikings have had a good safety so its hard to remember what a safety does

    Im not saying he couldnt be a good safety, Im saying i dont think he could last 16-18 games at safety … and he is too important to have on IR

    hes 5’8 180 lbs … could he do it sure, but IMO he will take a beating at 34yo next season and end up on IR

  71. By vikings4life on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Strong safeties have to be very quick thinking and reacting its all about reactions and a bit of guess work too most plays they just play cover 2 zone(vikings scheme) or help double cover deepest threat, on running plays they must recognize the play and come help make the tackle which antione who is very bright and very high football IQ completley understands so i dont understand how hes tall enough to be a corner who is mostly man coverage where size would matter much more then playing safety the reason you see safteys who are taller and bigger is because they are too slow to keep up with recievers man to man thats why many corners toward the end of their careers switch to safety please people atleast know what your talking about before you write it up on here

  72. By Ryan on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    I would start sanford and abdullah, they can get rid of madieu and tyrell. The good thing is cedric griffin will be back I would start cook on the other side move winfield to slot. I would keep frank walker, cut asher allen. In the draft offensive tackle, and safety all the way. First round we need a qb haven’t had one since 1999. If the vikings are going to go defensive I would go for a linebacker in the 2nd round.

  73. By vikings4life on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    shawn if Favre can take a beating for 28 games at the age of 39-40 antione can definitley handle a season as saftey look up the stats for most safetys beside troy they have a lot less tackles then corners so i just dont understand how he would get hurt

  74. By Chaz on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    SOLDER IN THE 1ST AND DALTON IN THE 2ND! In the third we will… i meant that Patriots will laugh while using our pick.

  75. By Shawn on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    @ vikings4life … #1 yes he ” could ” but IMO he wont last a full season

    #2 … only the really good corners move to safety … Rod Woodson who was over 200lbs

  76. By Chaz on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    shawn and frederick stop assuming you are right just beucase you post a lot. Mallet = Brady becuse they are both slow, so it forces them to make reads instead of running around. IT MAKES SENSE.

    I would be happy with Mallet or Dalton

  77. By Chaz on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Oh and have fun taking down a guy who is 6 foot 7.

  78. By vikings4life on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    @SHawn are you saying antione is not a “very” good corner everytime he makes a tackle the who ever is calling the game mentions that Antione is the best tackling corner in the leauge but yea hes not Very good

  79. By Shawn on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    @ vikings4life … sigh why dont you look up stats there are 9 safeties b4 you see a corner on the tackle list

  80. By Chaz on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    KEEP ASHER. He is really good, he is just young. I think he will be a stud.

  81. By vikings4life on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn and Frederick i understand you both Love the Vikes always see your post on here so i am not trying to hate but I think antione is undervauled by the fans he was our best corner this year and no one threw to his side because of that i would love to have two 6 foot or taller corners on each side with cedric and Chris cook but to immagine Antione have some freedom in what he can do is only a positive at saftey he could read the qb more without having to cover man to man

  82. By Shawn on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    @ vikings4life … OMG dude …. IMO hes too small, and the coaches are not doing it, so maybe im not the only one who thinks hes not to small winfield is very good …. IM SAYING HES TOO SMALL


  83. By Shawn on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    @CHAZ … if you’ve listened to the scouts on Mallet you would hear them say the negative on him is mental make up … which was the negative on ryan leaf, tom brady has never a a negative involving his mental make up tom bradys strength was not his arm strength … mallets strenth is arm strength so the comparison your trying to make isnt accurate

  84. By Shawn on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    @ vikings4life … its all good, we dont have to agree all the time

  85. By vikings4life on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    @ Shawn haha true but as fate would have it i agree with you about Ryan Mallet Very over rated he is big but he is no where near worth the 12th pick in the draft, Next year people will see his off field issues and atittude about the game on and off the field will crumple his chances to be successful …. AKA RYAN LEAF

  86. By Shawn on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    I really think that Devlin or Stanzi would be better options after the first round, allowing us to draft an OT in the first round

  87. By ben on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply


  88. By Micheal G-Man on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Okay, I feel that the Vikes should go after McNabb or Young. Simply because they will fit in with the monster rushing attack. Both of these quarterbacks and throw on the run and scramble out of the pocket. Also, they need to draft a up and coming rookie QB like…..Cam Newton!!!! If all else fail try to go after Vick.

  89. By common_sense on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Here is an idea, signing a QB from another team instead of burning a 1st round pick without any gurantee of things working out, people like Alex Smith for 49ers, Palmer from Bengals or Orton from Broncos,

  90. By jt on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    zack – please find a spellchecker.. wow

  91. By Micheal G-Man on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    I also will love to see Farve at 100% like 2009-2010 when we made it to the NFC Championship. If the Vikes can get him to come back with a healthy squad for ” The Last Dance” it would be a Super Bowl Season with the Victory!!!!!

  92. By Titus on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Favre needs to rest what is left of his body and heal up– he is a young man in many ways, but another year of beatings could make him crippled.

  93. By Andrew on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    I think we should draft a center in the first round and either saftey or corner in the 2nd when we had a good center (matt birk) our line was beastly dont draft a tackle loadholt will only get better and mckinnie will do for the time being

  94. By Titus on Jan 26, 2011 | Reply

    Andrew– agreed. We need to get the right coaching and conditioning for those two monsters– they are huge– we should not be so quick to discard all the pieces we currently have.

  95. By fred smith on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    after the Nov 21 green bay loss the vikings should of put Webb in for the rest of the season so we knew if he could start in the NFL. I though he showed remarkable patients for a 1st year QB that was known for his running ability 5 to 10 times he was going to make a gain if he ran but pulled up and passed for what would be a much larger gain. I think now because of not thinking about the future, we need to take a high round QB to prevent another loosing season. when they told him he had the start all week and pulled him hours before the game for a very beat up and immobile QB that was a major slap in the face. i don’t think it would be fair to hold that game against him especially with all the things the whole team was going threw that weak

  96. By Arrow86 on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    I’ve said it before in weeks past. If the Vikes go O-line and want a dominant center draft the center out of the University of Utah. The game I saw him play in person, you couldn’t help but notice his play the way he was knocking guys down all over the field, no one could get near his QB.

  97. By fred smith on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    center was a real problem this year with at least 3 people playing the position that’s another good reason why they should of got Webb in earlier so he could solidify the QB position so we wouldn’t have to waste a # 1 on QB

  98. By Alex on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    ok well let me brake it down for you. first off we got the receiver from the cfl and now we can cut or trade berrian and save us some cap room. then we need to resign rice and greenway. our first round pick is goin to be a qb i really hope and think it will be mallet or locker but really who knows right? the winfield to saftey idea is good but that isnt a long term solution. i say we use the money we save on berrian and go out and get o.j. Atogwe the safety from the rams he will be a free agent. the corner Asomugha from the raiders will be to expensive and will probably sign with Houston or Seattle. yes we need oline help. McKinney isnt doing his job and hutch is gettin older not to mention we really dont have a stable right guard. we also need a third down back cuz i really dont think toby fits the part or at least the way we need him too. it might even be nice to get clay Mathews brother outa the draft bein i think lebers contract is up. i just cant wait to see how with the new coaching staff goes about the draft.

  99. By Alex on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    ok so yeah i ment to spell it break no brake lol

  100. By tariq on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    This is What We NEED. QB,O line ( mainly Center) CB AND safety. if we draft a QB i would go wit Locker. And i dnt know if the vikes notice but the Steelers Center younger brother is coming out and he was good enough to come out last year but didnt. either way we got alot to fix

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

    Great comments on Winfield… He might be small like a VW but he hits like a truck. I think he can play any position he wants. I believe if he wanted to play safety he would be playing safety. With that say, he is still playing at a high level at corner… plus we still have questions about the health of C. Griffen and C. Cook. I think Winfield stays at corner.

    Anyway the 2011 draft is full of great safeties in the second round.

  102. By LESLIE FRAZIER on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply


  103. By qwerty on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    The whole o-line needs to go especially mckinney and loadholt they get beat on almost every play. I have no clue why mckinney is still on this roster I guess they are infatuated with his size. Hutch is not as good as he use to be, this line needs new faces. I’d say the best o-line in the nfl is the pats, steelers, colts, I don’t want to mention the fudge packers but they protect rodgers. These teams give qb’s all day to make reads I’m sure if those qb are on our team they wouldn’t be productive the oline is trash on our team.

  104. By Vegas on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    Honestly, I don’t like QB hype unless I really see magic in a rookie’s tape. NONE of the rookies are really THAT GUY. i you know what I mean. I really think Locker and Mallet are busts… Mallet i don’t know I have questions about his personality and intelligences on and off the field. Locker is good but overrated. Newton would probably fit best because he’s mobile and currently the line sucks so we need someone like that. BUT all the QBs coming in the draft are more of less inaccurate passers cept Newton, but he played in a system that pretty much gave him an easy check on each down.

  105. By Vegas on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb as a pick up wouldn’t be bad, but he is nowhere near as mobile as he was, and VY honestly just has too many issues as a person. I don’t see where all the Kolb praise comes from really … he’s started in what 6-7 games ? I’d rather go after a Shaun Hill. I mean look what he did with Detroit, I think that says a lot more for his skill than it does Kolb’s with all the talent in Philly.

    I’d much rather wait for a QB in the 2nd or 3rd round. YES we need a QB, but spending a risky pick on a guy who NO scouts or analyst have seemed to really praise. I’d like to see us get some competition at the O-Line and CB/Safeties go after a strong veteran QB to raise the rookie for a year or 2. Because none of these guys are NFL starter ready, I think deep down we all know that.

  106. By Adam on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    When Washington drops Donovan McNabb Minnesota needs to pick him up. Donovan can mentor Joe Webb for a few years and Joe can be a star in this league. The O line needs to beef up and i agree they need to move Winfield to safety, he’s not a big guy but he is the best open field tackler on the team I think he would be just fine at safety. Draft a starting tackle and get Loadholt off the field, cut Berrian and draft a receiver and cornerback. If Ced and Cook can stay healthy all year i think they would be a nice duo in the secondary and let a rookie play nickel.

  107. By Candyman on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    I am a HUGE Brett Favre fan, as I have said many times on here. I am a Vikings fan now because of Favre, but his run is over. This year was a blown oppurtunity for something special. If AP only had one fumble all year in 2009, we would be the Champs right now, not the Saints. We would have beaten Chicago on Monday Night Football, giving us a 13-3 record and home field advantage for the Championship Game. This was the get back year. This was the year to beef up the O-Line. Maybe we should have used our 3rd round pick for an O-Lineman instead of Moss for 4 weeks. Over half of Favre’s interceptions this year were tipped at the line or the receivers fell down/bobbled. IF FAVRE CANT DO IT, NO QB CAN UNTIL WE PROTECT HIM!!!!!!

  108. By VikesfanNO on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    Daunte Culpepper is back to form in the UFL and IMO it wouldn’t be a bad idea to consider him. He is making noise in the UFL and he brings something that a McNabb wouldn’t bring to the table as far as mentoring Joe Webb, Culpepper would bring experience form more than one league. He would be the Vikings version of Ben Roethlisberger. The way the team is being built going back to the run first offense Culpepper would fit good in that kind of offense I say give Culpepper a look

  109. By Alex on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    If you guys remember when Winfield was drafted he was drafted as a safety, and not CB. He did awesome. As far as a QB you need to think about it Culpepper is washed up. He is playing in the UFL that is a league for washed up players. I would stick with going after Kolb, or McNabb. Let Webb develop into a good QB. He needs to sit in the backup position. Dont draft a QB, we just need to focus on the OL and the DBs. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO VIKINGS.

  110. By VikesfanNO on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    Culpepper is far from washed up I totally disagree with that check him out on youtube he got his footing back and still has a cannon for an arm and his accuracy is still there too check it out for yourself

  111. By rino on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    Andy Dalton is a winner have you seen him play the guy is awesome , he is smart and a quick learner i think it will be him and cam newton that the vikings look at but dalton is my pick who ever does good from here to the draft.

  112. By IllinoisVikingsFan on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    I like Locker

  113. By pvt. miller on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    Take a chance on joe webb. He is a high energy incredibly mobile player who would be incredibly fun to watch. Given a year or two he can be an exlecent asset to the team.

  114. By IllinoisVikingsFan on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    @pvt. miller It’s not a bad idea, but it’s just so hard to tell at this point. He’s definetely a gifted athlete, but we can’t really tell how great his QB skills are yet.

  115. By crazyviking on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    i think what needs to happen is keep Bazooka Joe as starting QB, bring in a experianced guy to back him up. Mcnabb would be a good choice if it wasnt for his big money contract a team would have to pay in order to sign him. Maybe even Young could fit the bill, but Joe needs to be the starter.. Dont draft a QB, draft seems like it’ll be weak as far as QB’s go, concentrate draft picks on O-line. That is the area vikes need depth/talent in the most. Joe will do awesome with more protection plus better running holes for AP. Joe has a rocket arm and rocket legs, calm in the pocket, good accuracy, what more could you ask for. I’m glad Frazier is exploring options but lets not over think the issue and ignore the elephant in the room (O-line).

  116. By Dennis Henderson on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    I know many will not agree, but keep Patrick Ramsey. Let him a a full off season and training camp. He will be a solid help as a back up . He is the dark horse you guys might over look.

  117. By mr smiff on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    I was going to post the EXACT same thing about AP! Keen observation man!

  118. By Skol_Vikings on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    Bah. I think its a weak QB draft, and we have other problems. I’d like to see the line tweaked. I’d like to see Pat Williams retire or get fewer reps, as some these other guys like Fred and Kennedy are beasts. I DO NOT want to see an 18 game season. Look at the toll it takes on these guys. I think corner will be ok with Cook and Griffin back. I understand fan frustration with the lack of QB drafting (everyone forgetting that we did draft TJ to be the QB, it just didnt work out, as well as having Webb, IMHO a 6th round steal…. or Brad Johnson or Daunte Cullpepper, etc etc) I don’t want another Cullpepper or I don’t want a Clausen. If theres a prime talent, take it. Otherwise, work on the other stuff and stick with Webb.

  119. By Lito on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    Get McNabb, if available, a humongous offensive lineman, a real deep threat wide receiver, and a cornerback/specialty guy.

  120. By ello on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    We should get a qb in the first round then get two good corner n a saftey in the other round

  121. By mossforlife on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    As a spectator to the game. What I seen last year was when BF was finally (pending) out the game, TJ played Buffulo “Not for Sure”, however I recall he threw a Int after sitting on the bench for 20 something games, but came back the next series and march down the field and scored and they also won the game. Then the following week they played NY Giants and were demolished. At that point TJ haters took advantage of the situation claiming his head “he had his opportunity…” So many had to suck it up. But the problem with this evaluation is the next week Michael Vick had the same fate for 3 qtrs. Anyone in their right mind would know to make a evaluation or decision based on the NYG game would be truly unfair. In short, they get rid of TJ, this team wont go 8-8. In all fairness have Webb & TJ battle for the starting position and concentrate on O-Line & Corners. We have the cheapist paid QB’s in the league. Before BF, Childeress had a team the relied on the QB just to manage the game and grind it out, we need to go back to that direction to give QB time to evolve and gain confidence. The Viking O-line finalized BF playing days.

  122. By david on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    donavan mcnabb should have been a viking last year and I feel like he can be this year they can go after michael vick or vince young and dont forget kevin kolb wants out of philly if vick returns vikings will be good with either one of those four qbs cam newton should be drafted there no matter what actually happens in minnesota also carson palmer if bengals decide to trade him or maybe they can convince kurt warner to come out of retirement or get chad pennington from dolphins

  123. By K'net on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    Colin from Nevada is worth some serious consideration, I believe he started all four years, he has been leading a winning team, he runs, he throws, and from what he said in a video he puts a lot of emphasis on figuring out what defenses are going to throw at him, which will help us win games.

  124. By qwerty on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    Its crazy how people are so infatuated with mcnabb he his a choke artist. I’d say draft a qb in the first round whether or not he will be a bust that is yet to be known but any position in the first round can be a bust its a risk.

  125. By Parody on Jan 27, 2011 | Reply

    Good point Qwerty. Our last 1st round bust was Troy Williamson, a WR who was supposed to make us forget about Randy Moss. He was fast and defenders had trouble keeping within five-yards of him. But QBs were floating the easiest throws right to him and he looked like a 3-year old when he tried to catch them.

    He’s the only bust I can remember for the Vikes in round-1 though….well there were a few DEs over the years that never really panned out for us: Erasmus James, Kenechi Udeze, Dimitrius Underwood…makes me like the idea of us trying after another DE in the first round that much less. The current coaching staff seems to be good enough to turn late round D-Linemen into respectable players anyways.

  126. By South Dakota Fan on Jan 28, 2011 | Reply

    I would like to see if a trade can happen to bring Carson Palmer to the Vikes. He ain’t that old and wants out of cincy. Come on, perfect fit for the receivers we do have right now.

  127. By Rick on Jan 28, 2011 | Reply

    whatever the vikings do i just hope they don’t bring in some old over the hill qb again its all i’ve seen them do since i can remember how about actually having a qb thats not just a temporary fix for once and fix that joke of an o line get a physical reciever like a brandon marshal and get a couple of safeties

  128. By JOE D on Jan 28, 2011 | Reply

    they have to be focused on getting a quarterbak first it’s a must their is nothing else to be focused on right now without the quarterback

  129. By jason on Jan 28, 2011 | Reply

    Look it all begins and ends with your O-LINE. it doesnt matter if we pick up a veteran QB or a first round pick if we dont have a Pro Bowl caliber O-line to protect him its absolutely pointless. Use all that crazy money they were wasting on Favre and get some serious hardcore O-lineman. That way you can have your run-first offense{A.D.should be running for 1800+ yards every season. then you could draft an Andy Dalton on the cheap and have him and Joe Webb duke it out for the starting position.Thats the recipee for success,Oh and of course keep Sidney Rice and fire Bernard Berrian for the love of GOD!

  130. By Brett M on Jan 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Jason, Very well said!!! I don’t think that any of the QB”s coming out this year are worth a 1st round pick anyways!! And most of these QB’s can taken in the 2nd round. And I will be a happy man if we send Bernard Berrian packing and we can re-sign Sidney Rice!!! I think it would be beneficial for the Vikings to take a QB in the 2nd round anyways since we just got Musgrave.

  131. By Randy on Jan 28, 2011 | Reply

    Please tell me nobody is serious about Vince Young ??? the guy is a PROVEN failure..please say it ain’t so.

  132. By paul on Jan 28, 2011 | Reply

    Leslie Frazier you should focus on fixing that offense line first then worry about getting a Q.B.

  133. By Tim N. on Jan 28, 2011 | Reply

    Would someone please tell me how a rival division opponent like Green Bay obtains a Hall of Fame quarterback (a.k.a. Farve), gets an ABSOLUTE ton of milage out of the guy and then acquires another guy by the name of Aaron Rodgers years later (WHILE FARVE IS STILL THERE!) to ostensibly continue the quality output at the QB position?! Some of you may call it luck, I call it good decision making by the front office and the coaching staff. Why AREN’T the Vikings doing that the Packers are? Or, shall we say,
    why AREN’T the Vikings doing that other successful franchises in the NFL have done? It’s high time Minnesota gets the nerve to go after a young QB high in the draft (1st or 2nd rd.) who displays the most attributes that a successful QB needs nowadays to obtain the highest probability of success in the NFL. Then, build a team around him. I’ve been a patient Viking fan since 1974, but memories of the Raiders/Vikings Superbowl from January, 1977 are starting to seem like a lifetime ago! Really!! My suggestion would be to take OT Nate Solder in round 1 and, if the Vikings are lucky enough, QB Andy Dalton in round 2. That might be a nice start. Good football fans are patient and understanding IF THEY KNOW THAT THEIR TEAM IS MAKING SOUND DECISIONS FROM THE FRONT OFFICE ON DOWN during free agency and the draft.

  134. By Tim N. on Jan 28, 2011 | Reply

    I sincerely apologize for misspelling Favre. Oops, sorry Brett!

  135. By SteveCT on Jan 28, 2011 | Reply

    What is wrong with developing a QB. I’ve been a Viking fan since 1966 and think its time to stop bringing in the old vets. Moon and Cunningham didn’t do us any good. Why not give Tavaris and Webb a shot and build up the offensive and defensive line. The defensive line is old and didn’t put much pressure on the QBs.

  136. By animal26 on Jan 28, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings really need to draft pouncey from Florida in the first round this year.

  137. By qwerty on Jan 28, 2011 | Reply

    Hope vikings draft 2 qb’s heard spielman is thinking about it.

  138. By Juan on Jan 28, 2011 | Reply

    We need to draft a rookie qb in the first round. Mallet will probably be gone by the 12th pick, and Locker seems like he’ll do either very well or become a bust (it would be a big gamble if we drafted him). i like Case keenum from Houston, Ponder from Florida State, and Ricky Stanzi from Iowa. Most of these quarterbacks are not glamourized by the media much and have been under the radar. I believe if we were able to draft one of these qbs, we’d be in a good position, maybe not enough to take the nfc north, but to give the other teams in our division a run for their money. the other rounds,we need to aquire some players for the offensive line, if we were unable to protect favre well in the nfc championship and parts of the this season, how will we be able to protect a young qb. Finnaly some safties or cornerbacks, the Vikes have experienced many injuries in these positions, and it has cost us some games due to this factor. i believe if we are able to do this, in one to three seasons, we could fighting our way to the playoffs and perhaps a superbowl.

  139. By Rocksalt on Jan 29, 2011 | Reply

    no to Mc Nabb
    no to Culpepper
    Favre is washed up
    need a QB for future
    need a stadium or will be LA Vikes.

  140. By gman#1 on Jan 29, 2011 | Reply

    Carson Palmer from the bungals!! This team is ready to compete NOW!!!

  141. By purplengold on Jan 29, 2011 | Reply

    pick talent in the first round. Theres several guys in the 2nd who are nfl caliber. Maybe if the right guy isnt there, trade back a few picks in the first and get another 3rd to boost the secondary. I think are best pick would be a Jake Locker from washington. In the third id look at a guy like ahmad black and a guard. If we trade back in the first and pick up a ryan mallett at 19/20 id go for 2 2nd round picks to get a guard and also a talent pick. Just several ideas. What do you guys think?

  142. By packermom47 on Jan 29, 2011 | Reply

    I wonder if you get a qb, that you take away his cell phone. It would be nice if the Packers at least had some competition in 2011. Good luck with that! GO PACK GO!!!

  143. By Robins on Jan 29, 2011 | Reply

    Just get a young quarterback in the draft. Let him compete with Joe Webb. Bring Brett back to help with the coaching. He is the best and has seen it all an done it all. And….Steelers please beat the dumb cheeseheads.

  144. By Parody on Jan 29, 2011 | Reply

    Brett’s not coming back, not to play, not to mentor and not even to coach. People need to accept that and move on with their lives.

    Anyways, with the potential of developing Joe Webb and all the mobile QBs being publicized in this year’s draft, our new QB coach from the Titans (coached VY and running backs like Calvin Johnson) is a much better fit anyways.

    Let’s move forward with what we have and find some good young talent to keep the team strong for the next decade+!

  145. By mike on Jan 29, 2011 | Reply

    Bring back Favre, get the front line going again, fix the special teams and spank the defence, make Brett be a player coach, the fans love em, he fills the place and lets get real he at 41 is still better than most the qb,s in the nfl. He’ll come back if asked he is not going out on that note in 2010.

  146. By bjwebb on Jan 29, 2011 | Reply

    Have been a Vikes fan since their first game and been through it all. The Vikes need to take a close confidential look at the way the Colts-Manning connection works their quick 30 yard passing game first-run second …run game plan…Manning works it like a coach on the field.The goal is get first downs and move the ball…take time off the clock when needed. Joe Webb could be trained to work that kind of game plan…and any back-up QB too.

  147. By Edgar on Jan 29, 2011 | Reply

    I am a huge viking fan and QB is Need if i were the vikings i would send next years Frist round pick to the Eagles for Kevin Kolb his a young good QB has some exprence our D is set our O is good JUst A QB

  148. By simplydabest on Jan 29, 2011 | Reply

    BRING THE VIKES TO LA!!!!!!!! thats the best solution to all the problems!!!

  149. By simplydabest on Jan 29, 2011 | Reply

    and make vick our franchise qb!!!!

  150. By qwerty on Jan 29, 2011 | Reply

    The last thing we need is another eagles player on this team please don’t bring back chilly flashbacks.

  151. By animal26 on Jan 29, 2011 | Reply

    Kevin Kolb isn’t worth a 1st round pick. He isn’t even worth a 3rd round pick to be honest, he is unproven and overrated.

  152. By Hilary on Jan 29, 2011 | Reply

    If we take Young or McNabb I totally give up on this team. They are both has-been headcases. It is time to stop experimenting with guys near retirement. Yes, I like Brett, but let’s get real. It’s time for someone younger.

  153. By Benson on Jan 29, 2011 | Reply

    Webb is our future…period!

  154. By Lopez on Jan 29, 2011 | Reply

    Go with Cam Newton. who would wanna see ap and cam in the backfield

  155. By Lisa Jensen on Jan 29, 2011 | Reply

    Need to fix offensive line. Will help a young QB and petterson will get better.

  156. By Lisa Jensen on Jan 29, 2011 | Reply

    Think 2 or 3 years down the line, when the vikings can make another run! In the draft. Don’t sign Leber, Madiu or Edwards. Pat is gone. In the draft, trade down twice in 1st. Should pick up a 2nd and a 3rd. With 1st round pick take a center/guard.In the 2nd take def end. Other 2nd take a LB. In the 3rd, take a wideout. In the 4th take a tackle his year or next. In the 5th, take a TE. Move winfield to safety. Sign a veteran QB. I think Webb is going to be good tthis year or next. Petterson trade !

  157. By animal26 on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    Trade All day? You have got to be out of your mind Lisa

  158. By Cohen on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    1st of all trade Petterson???? comeon now get off the crack pipe! 2nd Webb looks great and has apsolutly no idea whats hes doing yet so bring in McNabb or Palmer 2 teach him(like the Packers did with Farve and Rodgers) use the 1st round 2 draft pouncy 2 fill up the right guard, get rid of berrian and his outragous contract resign greenway hit rice with the franchise tag draft a safety and move antwon back there and go after asamuga…..comeon people did u forget the Vikings dominated the divison last year and could have done it again this year if it wasnt 4 injuries. I also thnk replaceing Edwards would do wonders 4 our D line!

  159. By huskermnnut on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    Draft a franchise QB! It’s no fluke that all 4 of the teams in this year’s conference championships have young franchise QB’s. We do not need another over the hill retread. Locker, Mallet, or even Carson Palmer are all options. Frazier is right on the money realizing all our opponents in the division are set for many years at the position. If you want to have a consistent contender you need to address the most important player on your entire roster.
    Hope the Vikes can find the right guy in this years draft or through a trade like the Bears and Saints did. GO VIKES!!

  160. By JC on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    All I can say fellas is you don’t win the SUPER BOWL with a drafted rookie. Get your heads out of your butts! We need a Veteran QB. That said, The Vikings need to tour the the entire NFL for these needs. I agree our O line is needing some back up and our D backs need there back sides kicked. Way to many times they were burned and made to look like fools. Special teams, well how many points were scored on returns. To many. Big returns killed the Vikings last season. We all loved Favre last season and it was an honor and a blessing to have him. My hats off to Brett and I just wish we could have had him for more years in the past. All I can say in finish is it is a team effort and all areas on both sides of the ball need to pick up the pace if the Vikings are going to be contenders next season. GO VIKINGS, feel the pride, wear the Purple! JC

  161. By GWViking on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    Heck no to Vick. Bring in Palmer or McNabb for next year and do what we have to do to get Andrew Luck from Stanford next year. Mean time we need to beef up our pass protection.

  162. By guest1 on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    Mcnabb is garbage, I don’t mind throwing a rookie in the fire like what they did to rodgers.

  163. By AP on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, no first round QB. Develop another one or develop Joe Webb. Go get Kolb, Carson Palmer or McNabb for right now. Vince Young and Tebow are too scary. Buck Pierce is a huge band-aid..he might even be done in the CFL.

  164. By packermom47 on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    When Favre was a Viking, he was the greatelst qb in the league. As a Packer, he was the enemy. Grow up and smell the flowers. You have a great football team–just get someone who has the passion to win, like the fans do and you will go far. At least be happy for some one else for a change. GO PACK GO!!!

  165. By keith031264 on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    I think that there are some informed people on this post. However, the bottom line is we need help everywhere. Talent wins in the NFL, we have obvious needs at QB, Cntr, Safety and O line. Do not reach to take players take the BPA in almost all instances. We do need two QBs, but do they have to be high profile players, Webb was not even on many teams draft boards and we took a chance on him, looks very prudent now. First round BPA, QB second round since there will be many viable QBs available: Kapaernick, Dalton, Devlin 4th rnd both picks should be BPA hopefully a cntr and/or guard with grit will be there if not get talent. Address needs with the final picks, get rid of all the overpaid dead weight on the roster and bring in talent anyway possible.

  166. By keith031264 on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    Additionally, we will need time for the current coaching staff to work together and find an identity. Same goes with the team, this is going to be a rebuilding year, so is next year. Bring in as much talent as possible without paying a premium, let the coaches find out what they have and how they can use it most effectively and do not try to fit round pegs into square holes like Dennis Green Brad Childress and all of the head coaches since Bud Grant. Think progressive not systemic and perhaps we can finally get a SB win. Our current head coach has a good staff, is willing to be unconventional and has a brain. For once I am happy that we have a good staff that wants to do things right and utilize the strengths of their players not fit into a system.

  167. By keith031264 on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    Finally, we are a young team with a few exceptions. We do have a lot of overpriced dead weight on the roster that needs to go via trade or release. Half of our receiving corps needs to walk. Webb at QB is the only one worth maintaining. At least two safeties need to go and any other stop gap player we have needs to walk. Bring in young talent and develop it. Our 2009 season was great because of one person and now he is done, take the good that have and keep it and get rid of all the baggage. Peterson still has at least four years left if we have a good line to block for him, it will take a couple of years to develop aQB and any other talent we bring in, so face it two down or average years and then in the third year, we might have a great team.

  168. By Nevada Viking Fan on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    No Vince Young. The Vikings had enough drama last year. VY would just bring more drama. Need a Kevin Kolb, He’s asked for a trade, go get him. Let Joe Webb develop for a few years.

  169. By nfl on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    We need a joe flacco, matt ryan type we haven’t had a pure pocket passing franchise qb for decades.

  170. By keith031264 on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    Kevin Kolb for a fifth, that is about it, he is just not very good. I live close to Philadelphia and have not been impressed at all. As stated before, bring in young talent, perhaps see if Bomar is worth keeping and no more vets. Mold the qbs according to their strengths, helps if we all have athletic qbs which seems to be where the nfl is progressing towards. Pocket passers are not the wave of the future, so Kolb does not fit that bill at all. Lots of good mid round picks to choose from. No Dimitrius Underwood’s, oops I mean Vince Young’s for a draft pick either.

  171. By Viking-ology on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    I’m OK with Gabbert, Locker, or Mallet for Vikes 1st. pick. We need to have a Franchise QB- we will have our opportunity. Strenthen our o-line through free agency. I like the coaching moves Frazier has assembled. It makes sense.

  172. By lui on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    PICK UP Kevin Kolb he is still young QB we need him

  173. By lui on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    dont trade peterson people dont know what are they talking about hes the best in our team right know did the vikings fan lose they mind

  174. By JustinTime on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    How bout trade Mckinney, Loadholdt, and even Hutch. Hutch would give us a 1st and possibly 3rd or another player. (A.H. was our best o-lineman all year) The whole o-line laid down on Brett this year and our defensive backs were teriible. I’ve dis-liked Winfield since we grabbed him from Buffalo. Webb will be great with time. We need a Veteren back-up (Palmer) and draft a rookie (Stanzi) for our 3rd string qb. I just hope we don’t draft a qb in the first round. Why get cam when we gave joe, makes no sense. Cut dead weight like Jim Kliensasser. I just hope we get our heads out and get back to winning! SKOL

  175. By Cohen on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    Justintime r u serious???? Herara was our best lineman????Trade Hutch McKinny and Loadholt??? U dont like Winfield???? Have u watched a Vikings game in the last few seasons? Hutch is by far our best lineman when hes healthy, McKinny in case everybody forgot was a Pro Bowler last year and Loadholt just finished his 2nd season! There only problem was they quit playing along with the rest of the team! That will change with the new coaches and all 3 will be fine if anyone needs 2 be replaced it is Herara! and as 4 getting rid of Klinesasser he is our best blocking tight end that also plays some full back and is a sure handed wr who has done alot for this team over his long career… in short please learn the game of football before u post stupid things like that!

  176. By animal26 on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    couldn’t agree more with cohen

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  178. By wezo on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    Tha draft is deep in Wr’s & Db’s. Take a Wr that can get open & run routes to take pressure off tha O-line & Webb. Get ah safety who can run sideline too sideline with a DB that can catch plus run, an our d-fense will dominate, as long as we mix up coverages.
    Also can we get rid of Bevel. He took part in getting that washed up QB in Favre here, so he should be shown tha door like childress.Tha front office cant mess this up in tha draft.

  179. By wezo on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    4 these people talking about Mallet in tha 1st round,did u see him in the Ohio st game.Yeah his Wr’s didn’t help him out but with tha game on the line he throws a terrible pass that got picked off by a lineman.As 4 Locker I hope U watched tha Senior bowl nuff said.None of these Qb’s are the answer next year 4 tha Vikes, keep Webb as the starter & this team will believe in him 2 do it. It all depends on tha draft, in which getting people who can help out immediately & thats at Wr & Db skill players.Get a player who can return punts as well as play as ah starter.

  180. By SD Viking Fan on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    QB is the weakest link in the Vikings armor. However, drafting a QB and expect him to be the next Favre is stupid!!! Drafting a QB in the first round gives us a rookie and a rookie “plus” Quarter back battle for the starting job. WOW, maybe we will end up 8-8 next year! However, if they trade for a Kevin Colb or a Carson Palmer to be the Starter, Webb as backup and draft, if they must, a QB in the 2nd or 3rd round or 4th round. McNabb and Young are not even an option, we don’t need someone elses problems. I would think we learned our lesson with the Randy Moss desaster. If they can get Colb or Palmer then draft O-line and CB’s and D-line. I really like the coaching staff that Coach Frazier has assembled. Some with player experience and others with experience under good coaching mentors.

  181. By SD Viking Fan on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    Ya the O-line struggled this year. However the biggest change to the offence was the loss of Chester Taylor and his ability to read defences, run, block and catch the ball out of the backfield. He was the safety net for the QB and made the offence much more productive.

  182. By michael mckinney on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb is a great prospect, he need need to learn the offense, and study, Now Vicent Young will be great.

  183. By Dave on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    Lets not have Joe Webb go the same way TJack did. There is a lot of potential and talent in Webb that with the right coaching could make for a pretty decent QB But pushing him aside like they did with TJack will just waste a good man on the field. I think they need not be so worried about the short term but more about the long term goals. If Webb needs a whole year to get it together fine. Let it happen. In the long run we might be better off for it.

  184. By George N. on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    Are you guys serious, I have read your comments and agree with some things, But you guys fail to realize that by getting Mcnabb, Young, Palmer or even Kevin Kobb we will be messing up. There is a reason they are not going to stay at the team they were with and we dont need the head ache. We need a QB of the future and a vet. We need to get the most electrifying QB in collage who has broken all of Vicks records, who will come into the league and dominate from the jump. This guy took a team that wasnt even ranked in the top 25 and took them to the National Championship and won, he won the heisman and he can take a hit without crying about a broken nail. I speak of Cam Newton, He will bring the fire back to the Vikings. Then bring in Mcnabb as a mentor cause all the other QBs you keep mentioning, non have been to a championship game but him. Everything else will fall into place!!! Once Cam plays everyone will be chanting “Vick who?”

  185. By Cohen on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    George why would we bring in a young athletic qb who doesnt know the game when we already have one who has a better grasp on it?

  186. By wezo on Feb 1, 2011 | Reply

    thanks cohen,we have a electric QB in Webb.This team needs better coaching in which the organization is somewhat starting 2 understand.Go into tha draft an get impact players that will help on both sides of tha ball(play makers).

  187. By mike on Feb 1, 2011 | Reply

    I believe the coach knows that Favre is and can be the man for the job, we can do alot with Favre and bring in a rookie to learn just like Rodgers, learn from the best

  188. By mike on Feb 1, 2011 | Reply

    I believe the coach knows that Favre is and can be the man for the job, we can do alot with Favre and bring in a rookie to learn just like Rodgers, learn from the best.

  189. By Cohen on Feb 3, 2011 | Reply

    umm why bring in a rookie when we already have a young qb that has alot of potential??? Farve isnt coming back get that into your heads, he didnt want 2 come back this year so hes deffinatly not gona come back next year so get that into your heads we need 2 go after a vet who has had some experiance at WINING in the NFL like McNabb or even Palmer to teach Webb and lets see how that goes before we waste a pick (or in the bears case a franchise)

  190. By wezo on Feb 3, 2011 | Reply

    change tha pattern an let a young athletic QB in Webb play out the season. From all tha vets we’ve taken, none have brougth us 2 tha promise land (superbowl).They have come close but 4 some crazy reason they cant get us 2 tha top of tha mt.
    Just get some play makers at WR & in tha secondary an this team will compete 4 a championship.

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