The QB Collection Grows Again

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 7, 2011 – 7:28 am

The QB Collection began last month with 5 names of potential starting QBs for the Vikings in 2011 (and hopefully beyond) and has since grown to a list of 26 names. The latest update added 5 names to the mix and the complete list can be seen by clicking here.

The names added to the list on Monday were: Kyle Boller, Marc Bulger, Ben Chappell, Rex Grossman and Greg McElroy.

For those of you who are visiting the QB Collection for the first time, here’s a brief explanation of what we’re doing here. There are many names that will be mentioned in connection with the Vikings QB position this offseason, from draft-eligible players to potential free agents or trade acquisitions. In order to keep up with the speculation and stay up-to-date on the names, we’ve created The QB Collection, a page on that contains a running list of names tied to the Vikings by NFL observers in the media and by fans who correspond with

The QBs will be listed in alphabetical order and this list will continue to grow as the NFL draft draws closer.

Do you have a name you’d like to add? Or do you have a comment/question about a name already on the list? If so, let us hear it by either posting your thoughts in the comments section below this entry or by sending in an email to me (

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255 Responses to “The QB Collection Grows Again”

  1. By Carl K on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    A couple QBs not yet on the list:
    Tyler Thigpen was a Viking at one point.
    Mark Brunell was 10-6 as a starter in 2005 when Bill Musgrave was his QB coach. I think Burnell is under contract with the Jets… I am not sure what price he is worth.
    Thigpen has a second round tender on him. Is he worth a second round pick???

  2. By Carl K on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Alex Smith might be one to add to the list.

  3. By Mike T on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I think either Donovan McNabb or Vince Young.

  4. By Pharm on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Carson Plamer! He wants out of Cincy and we need a QB! Bring him in!!

  5. By Julian S on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Personally, I believe Joe Webb will end up being the starter for the Vikings. He will have the most experience with the new system being put in place by Leslie Frazier and he is just an astounding athlete. And even if he is not the starting QB, the Vikings should definitely make room for him to be in the lineup somehow. His natural ability to make plays is something that is hard to find, I just can’t see the Vikings passing up on something like that.

  6. By Eliza on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Not Hasslebeck – don’t like his wife
    McNab – please don’t tortue the Vikings

  7. By John on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb, Young, or Hasslebeck

  8. By Lance G on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings should stick with Joe Webb, he’s a young player with natural ability and with a little more experience he has the potential to be an astounding player. The Vikings shouldn’t be looking for a new QB they need an offensive line and a better pass defense.

  9. By Julian S on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Couldn’t agree more with you Lance!

  10. By SnaZ on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Rex Grossman? seriously? McNabb – DONE, Hasslebeck? may as well sign Ryan Leaf. Seriously now, spend the freakin money and get a QB with some time left in him as well as skill. We cannot accept any of Childress’s flunky’s from Philly. Peyton Manning is a free agent, heck ya paid Favre enough money, get Peyton and draft one, the draft has some nice QB potentials. Go with Rex or McNabb ya may as well fire Frazier right now. Focus on that defense, Baltimore won the Lombardi trophy with Dilfer and a kicker, couldnt score on’em.

  11. By Scott Strohkirch on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Not high on any of those listed. Especially not Boller or Bulger and Grossman. I’d rather have Orton over Grossman. Don’t know enough about McElroy or Chapelle to know if they’d be good for us or not. Thigpen and Brunelle are both has-beens in this league. We need to keep our eyes to the future and not on people who are no longer truly viable starters. I would still rather go 1-15 or 0-16 with a new starter than to have someone who almost gets us to the playoffs but falls short.

  12. By Rick on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Build around Joe Webb and get some DEFENSE!!!DEFENSE!!!! This is not that complicated. Common Man!!!

  13. By Patrick on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I honestly think that that Kolb would be a good choice in Minnesota. He is young and has the experience we need. I know that he would be expensive but we need experience lining up behind center. Don’t get me wrong I am a huge fan of Joe Webb and I believe that he does deserve a starter spot but I think we should move Percy out side Webb in the slot and get rid of Bernard. I defiantly don’t think we should get Young or McNabb. Young isn’t right for our offense we have one of the premier running backs in AP and we don’t need a QB taking off and running every play and McNabb is old and beat up. Work on a OL and get some DB’s out of either the draft of free agents and get Kolb. But thats just my opinion.

  14. By Mike on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Hmmm…. who is the next washed up has-been QB on the FA list??

    High time to think QB on draft day… oh, and select him b4 the clock runs out!

  15. By DRS on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    How about Brad Otterbein, QB from Hillsdale?

    #9 Brad Otterbein
    Games played: 9
    Avg per rush: 4.5
    Pass efficiency: 72.71
    All purpose avg/game: 1.0
    Total offense avg/gm: 6.9

  16. By Tim on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Carson Palmer or Kevin Kolb open up our running game because of their ability to throw down field.

  17. By Tommy on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    @Eliza….. I believe if you are referring to the Lizzie Hasselbeck, she is married to his brother, Tim.

  18. By DRS on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    got to go. God bless U all.

  19. By Craig on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I think the Vikings should package this years first round pick to another team for next year and draft Luck from Stanford.

  20. By justin on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Payton Manning hands down >.> j/k lol

    McNabb will do just fine til JW has a bit more experience, then unleash joe

  21. By Up North Minnesota on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Give the kid a chance to show what he has……stay wth what we have and develope the QB we have.
    Why grab up some has been……McNabb??? He hasn’t done anything but cost a lot money for nothing in return.
    Draft one more QB and spend the money on the rest of the team.

  22. By Up North Minnesota on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Stay with Joe Webb……..he is much more athletic ability, then all the rest of them worn out QB’s, that no other team wants.
    Spend the money and draft picks on the rest of the team……..the QB is not the whole team.
    Give Webb someone too throw too????

  23. By VikesfanNO on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I know Rex Grossman and Kyle Boller didn’t fall on this list please tell me that’s a typo

  24. By Josh on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Like some of you said stay with joe webb. He has promise in him. look it what he did against the philly. I like that he can run if need be and he has a great arm too. Give him some time and he will be the best qb ever.

  25. By Bruce on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I say to forget about pre-existing QB’s and give the starting job to Joe Webb. He’s got the physical ability and just needs alittle more time on the field. He could be the next Cunningham…

  26. By Oscar on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    JOE WEBB.. NO NEED TO KEEP LOOKING.. the kid is Young, fast and i mean.. if Favre says Joe Webb.. then Joe Webb it should be.. the kid has great potential… look how he took on the Eagles…. i mean.. need i say more????.. come on.. JOE WEBB is the guy the Vikings need to focus on more.

  27. By Bruce on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I’d spend the money on an offensive line that can protect Joe Webb. Outside of maybe Kolb, I’d forget about the rest of the QB’s mentioned. Most of them are washed up…..might as well rebuild at the QB spot with some young talent.

  28. By Thor on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Friends and Colleagues,

    I know we are all thinking it, but nobody is saying it. SOme say he is too old…nonsense. It is time to bring back TOMMY KRAMER!!!!

  29. By Justin on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Tom Brady, Michal Vick, Peyton Manning, Ben Rothlessburger, Drew Bress, JOE WEB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. By Bob from south central Mn. on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with up north Mn.Lets stick with Webb work with him and let him play. We don’t need another washed up QB that nobodyelse wants.We got a good head coach know let him coach and put a Super Bowl team together….

  31. By Carl K on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    If Gabbert is gone by the 12th pick. My next choice is Julio Jones WR.
    If those two guys are gone and the top 2 corners are gone (P.Peterson and P. Amukamara) I say we should trade back and get a stud OL and a 3rd round pick.

    Go with Webb for a year. If Webb is not the answer… trade up next year to get Andrew Luck.

  32. By Jessica Drake on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb has his horns on!

  33. By Sean S on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Stanzi is the Manzi! Let Joe Webb start, no doubt, but Stanzi can be a great practice team QB or even a solid backup QB. With time, he could even be a long term answer!
    Stanzi is a football smart player who may lack a laser but has shown more than enough promise that he’s willing to work at anything. Just compare his Junior season to his senior season, he knew INT’s were a problem and one short season later he turned his TD/INT ratio around.
    Stanzi has pocket prescence as well as an ankle-breaking rollout ability that has made defenders look slow.Between AP’s hard runs, Percy’s versatility and Stanzi’s accurate bombs, this could be an explosive offense reminiscent of the 98 Vikes.
    He’ll need time to grow and adjust though. Joe Webb should take the reins for a year, or two, or three! But if we’re willing to put the time and effort into a real
    Americanzi with potential, Stanzi is the way to go.

  34. By Jeremy solito on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    None of the above QB’s. Need someone to get u to the superbowl. Need to swoop up Kolb from the eagles. Some how some way. Get that QB! The squad needs an experienced QB.

  35. By Josh D on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Donovan McNabb, He is used to being around a high running team and is no stranger to the NFC, but work with Joe Webb after the performances he displayed last season, it seems he can run the team at this level

  36. By MN Fan in TN on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I moved to Nashville 10 yrs ago – am a die-hard Vikings Fan and even the natives are saying Vince Young is done – I do not support him in Purple and Gold. After this years tiraid w/his Coach and throwing his gear into the bleachers, this is a bomb waiting to go off – wanted to believe that he could do good things but he’s too full of himself.

  37. By curtis ehlke on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Vince Young is a no brainier for me, He would work well with our offensive line, because he can move out of the pocket. The man has tons of experience and would be a great role model for Webb!

  38. By Cory on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    The vikings should stick with Webb and use the draft picks to fill in the big holes like the hugh one left by pat williams. Also look into getting a awesome wr the way its going we’re probably gunna loose rice. And face it who’s gunna be left by the 12th pick? If they truely are a good QB they should be gone by that. Let’s use someone that we have, someone who kinda knows the offense.

  39. By recruitinggeek on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I was just figuring Brett Favre would be out of retirement again. I think he has a couple more years in the tank, let’s go #4!

  40. By Vikinging on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Carson Palmer he doesnt want to play for the bengals anymore

  41. By Jay on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Mauer

  42. By TJack4HOF on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Stick with Webb or draft a QB, non of the other guys except maybe Vince Young are going to win anything anyway. Non of the veterans are going to be coming to a more talented offense when they join the Vikings, so I don’t see any reason to expect any of their stats to improve let alone their records.

  43. By TJack4HOF on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    And that goes double for Carson Palmer who was atrocious last year and huge reason the Bengals were one of the worst records in the NFL. And Kolb who posted a 73 rating in 6 games – Vick posted a 100 rating with same offense, and isn’t Vick a scrambler? 27 point difference!!!

  44. By Jill Hatfield on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    No more old washed up QB’s. Cam Newton would be our best opportunity to establish a long term QB. Please NO MORE T JACK!!!!!!!!!!

  45. By TJack4HOF on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Why is everyone so high on Kevin Kolb again? What is there to like about him? His average arm or his low QB rating in perhaps the most loaded offense in the NFL?

  46. By Larry on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Get Kolb and use Webb as a back up McNabb is old and done Vince Young what a waste of time and more problems.

  47. By Cory on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Ok and for all the vince young fans, he’s awesome. NOT. hes thrown 42 tds and 42 interceptions. thats worse then brett favre. his passer rating isnt even 80%, he got kicked out of tenn. lets keep kicking him down the road. and as for brett favre he was yes was an amazing quater back but hes old and worn out he was done with green bay. he got really lucky in 09 but i think he should throw in the towel and just stop before he ruins his stats more

  48. By TJack4HOF on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    You know Larry, Kolb’s 73 career rating (it was 76 last year) is only a few points higher than Brett Favre’s was last year. Wouldn’t it be fun to pay a bunch of picks to get 2010 Favre like production for the next 5 years!?!

  49. By TJack4HOF on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Cory, true about Vince except he posted a 96 rating last season and does have a 22-12 record where as all other QBs during his time with Tenn have a combined 12-27 record or something. Oh, and Tenn hasn’t kicked him out just yet…

  50. By nick on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Joe webb is an outstanding athlete none the less, but being 6’4 220 and run a 4.4 that is waisting his talents at QB. I would much rather see him at wide out and someone like Palmer or Young at the qb position, but if joe webb wants to try out for the vikings qb position which he is, im all for it.

  51. By Jon on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Palmer if they can get him at a decent price. If Cincy would take a 2nd pick in next years draft yes. but anything more no. McNabb no. He is on the down side of his career and fading fast. I like Kolb but Philly is going to want a 1st our a couple 2nd round picks and the Vikes have a lot of holes to fill. I think they need to look at the draft. Gabbert will be gone and I hope Newton will be gone as well. I wouldn’t mind Locker or Mallet but would like them to trade down a little to take one of those players and pick up extra picks. Maybe Dalton or Ponder in the second round. Stay away from Stanzi in the draft. He sucks. I also don’t like a of the FA available so, the draft or a trade would be the way to go.

  52. By Cory on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    From what I’ve heard they said he will not return to the titans in 2011

  53. By Parody on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Young’s last two years really hurt his td/int ratio. It was 21/12 in his first three years, so maybe something about Tennessee and/or its roster and/or its coaches were a big factor in that change. Usually QB stats don’t get worse after your first 3-years, so maybe he just needs a change of venue. Plus, if anybody does, our coaching staff has what it takes to turn a questionable player around.

    I’m not neccessarily saying that Young is the answer, and I’d still like to see Webb turn into the franchise player, but I wouldn’t be against giving VY a chance for couple of years until Webb is fully groomed.

  54. By Parody on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I’m just not in the mood to trade for a QB this year. I’d much rather get an experienced vet from free agency as a tutor to Webb and another youngster with potential from the draft. The vet can start if the young guys don’t look prepared to take over yet, but he should be signed knowing that the team wants him for his knowledge more than the potential he brings as a starting QB.

  55. By Bubba on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Does any one know, can we draft Andrew Luck this year and just wait a year for him to play for us???

  56. By Parody on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s not forget what Gus Frerrotte did in ’08. He was brought in for the same reasons that I want out of a free agent which I indicated earlier. TJack wasn’t cutting it, so Gus took over and won a good share of games before getting injured. After that, Jackson had learned enough to take over and win the last few games needed to win the division. With better coaching, Jackson just might have become our franchise QB soon after.

    I had barely even heard of Gus Frerrotte when we signed him, but his experience was the value that the team gained by signing him.

  57. By Parody on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    No bubba, that’s not how it works. Just like you can’t draft a veteran who is retiring **Cough***Angie**COUGHCOUGH*** you can’t draft a college player who has not declared for the draft. The only players that can be drafted are the ones who have been invited to the draft AND declared to the draft.

  58. By Parody on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I forgot to mention (for Angie’s sake) that you can’t be in the draft (under any circümstances) if you have already been in the draft or on a professional team before.

  59. By eddie on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I believe the answer is in Joe Webb like other have already stated the kids natural athletic ability should but him in the running to start. Yes he is raw but any body that can run a 4.4 and jump clear 6.0 in a single leap deserves a shot. He’s young but with players surrounding him like harvin, peterson, rice, shanicoe the job get easier once he gets the practice in…….can u imagine the wild cat with these.guys… scary ……. put our first pick should be spent on a corner or de or dt, with pat williams saying he’s gone and ray on the verge of leavin we need a good young pass rusher as well as a corner….and that kid outta colorado. Believe jimmy smith looks pretty good big and athletic and runns a 4.4 nice

  60. By Shannon on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I think they need someone fresh out of College or from last years draft that didnt make the draft . I know one guy his name is Trevor Harris . He is playing right now in indoor arena football for Arizona . Last year he tried out for Jacksonville Jagars and didnt make the roster so he is a free agent so Minnasota go look at him .

  61. By Old Smiley on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    In the spirit of Warren Moon, Jim McMahon, Brad Johnson II, Randall Cunningham, Jeff George, Brett Favre, I humbly offer:

    Take that Brett Favre boatload of cash and go get: Kurt Warner!

  62. By Kerry on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I truly believe Joe Webb has the talent and abiility to lead the 2011 Vikes to SB contention! Get him the needed offensive line protection, and receivers (has AP already) ALL he needs to get OUR MN Vikes their SB rings!!

    Yeah Baby!! GO VIKES!!

  63. By n9wff on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Chad Pennington is mentioned as a possibility. Miami is strongly desiring Henne as their future.
    He would make a good tutor for Webb.

  64. By hosedragger 757 on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    TYROD TAYLOR!!!!!!!!

  65. By Jason on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    People please….there is no reason to dump any more money into another QB other than Joe Webb. When was the last time we had a QB for longer than a couple years? Joe Webb is our long-term solution….re-build this franchise around him. We could certainly use some help in the Offensive Line…let’s put our money there! Yes he’s young and he’lll make some mistakes along the way, but, he’s not going to get better unless you let him play. Another year on the bench for him while watching another 40 year old QB play isn’t the answer!

  66. By Parody on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    @ Jason – I disagree. Watching a successful veteran has plenty of intangibles. It pains me to say it, but just take a look at Aaron Rodgers. He spent 4-years watchig Favre play before taking over. His first year was nothing spectacular, but now he is considered in the top-5 QBs in the NFL. (AGGHHH! MORE PAIN!)

    For a lesser example, you can take a look at Tom Brady. He came into New England as the #4 QB watching Bledsoe lead the team. It wasn’t until a couple of games into his second season that Brady took over, and it took a few games beyond that for Brady to become a star and eventually win the Super Bowl.

    Now I don’t expect nearly as spectacular of a second season from Webb as Brady earned, I’m just saying that his experience behind Drew Bledsoe surely helped him out.

  67. By Minnesota fan on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Glad to see so many are for retaining Webb and building around him. Go Vikes!

  68. By animal26 on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    everyone, quit saying webb is the future. That is a huge delusion, he would be better suited at receiver. People bring up the game he played against the eagles, but that was one game guys. What did joe webb do against the lions? he got his A** handed to him and played terrible. I highly doubt that Webb is our future guy anyway, so the Vikings have to be extremely careful in drafting a young QB. If we fail to find our true QB of the future, the Vikings will be suffering for about 3-5 years.
    Also, they have to start picking up offensive lineman for our aging guys.

  69. By Dave on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I agree… stick with Webb. Get some protection for him in the draft and try draft Casey Matthews in the mid rounds.

  70. By Daniel on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Vikes need a new QB and i think the better prospects are cam Newton or jake locker if Newton its offboard before the 12 selection vike can to take locker the new aron rodgers from Minnesota vikings common take jacke

  71. By Parody on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    @animal – are you saying that after seeing him play in 3-games, you are certain that Webb is definitely not the future? As I explained earlier, it even took TOM BRADY longer to become a respectable starter in the NFL. GIVE THE KID A CHANCE! Just because he didn’t have it all down perfect in his first few games doesn’t mean that he won’t be able to figure it out in a year or two. Show some patience.

  72. By ALG on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I think, if we can get him, Matt Hassleback should be the #1 choice. He has been a consistent performer on some pretty horrible Seahawk teams. He can work with good recievers, look at the numbers he and Branch put up when they were together. I would like to see Webb back him up and gain some experience.

    Just my 2 cents.

  73. By Nicole on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Colt McCoy should be the next Viking QB! He is an amazing QB and deserves a first string QB spot on an amazing time!

  74. By Joshua Wilcox on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I think that they should keep Joe Webb also, use the first round pick on either an OL or DB and get someone like Rickey Stanzi in the 2nd round. Put the high dollars on OL and Defense.

  75. By Canadian Vikes Fan on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb is an unreal athlete and he played a good game against Philly but you know what else happened against Philly? Our defence played amazing and actually scored a touchdown for us. Keep in mind Webb lost the next week against Detroit who we hadn’t lost to in years. We drafted this guy in the 6th round as a RECEIVER and plays one good game and suddenly we’ve got our man eh? I agree we need to give him more time but to say quit looking for a QB and build around Webb is nonsense.
    The fact that Kyle Boller, Marc Bulger and Grossman were just brought up almost made me laugh out loud/ wonder if a Packers or Bears fan secretly wrote this. Please Vikings, draft Ryan Mallett.

  76. By Toby Bauer on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I think we should stop talking about a quarterback and talk about an Offensive Line it doesnt matter who the QB is if he is sacked all the time!!!!

  77. By Eric G. on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb

  78. By CB on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I wonder if we can get Fran Tarkington to come back.

  79. By Parody on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Yea, we should bring back Korey Stringer too…

  80. By Titus on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Todd Steussie

  81. By Jules on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb……..Done! That was easy ;)

  82. By steve on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Carson Palmer is to injury prone, and why not Joe Webb, he may even to prove to better than T Jack. Just stay with in the organization

  83. By jason on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    draft a qb in the 2nd or maybe later rounds prefereably Colin Kaepernick but give Joe Webb the time to mature and figure he is gonna be your starter, and if not him the rookie will be in the future, but right now i would take a gamble on Joe Webb….he showed alot in that philly game, he showed more poise and patience in the pocket the T-Jack has ever shown, he has more natural physical ability than Cam Newton, and he also has alot more experience and potential than Newton….so let the kid start and show what he can do!

  84. By Nash on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I say just trade for Kolb or Flynn That way you can save a early pick to go after Julio Jones and/or a talented DB. They could also pick up Randy Moss and get him back since they already used their 3rd round pick on him. then it doesn’t even matter what QB you have if you give any QB Harvin, Rice, Moss, and possibly Julio Jones the WR’s would make the QB look like a star.

  85. By jason on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    ….if Brett Favre really gives Joe Webb teh nod you hvae got to listen to the guy and give teh kid at least 1 season to potentially mature as a starter….look at how raw Favre was coming out of Ole MIss.

    We already have our QB of the Future to develop….is name is Joe Webb!

  86. By Titus on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    To all the folks saying keep Webb and be done with it— what if Webb gets injured? We need to get a couple more QBs on the roster– why not get one of the promising draft choices and a crafty veteran? And let Webb learn– and all three compete for starter— competition is what drives growth and nurtures greatness.
    We cannot forget the QB position because Webb is in the building–

  87. By Nash on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Plus having a QB like Flynn would be a good choice because he has some expeirience in the league and looked great this year and watched a great QB the whole year all the way to the Super Bowl.

  88. By Titus on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Errol Flynn?

  89. By juan govea on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    i think it should be MICHEAL VICK

  90. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    “WRECKS” GROSSMAN????????????????????????????????

  91. By Minnesota P on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply


  92. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    If we don’t get Vince Young, maybe Charles Manson will be paroled in time.

  93. By Parody on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Well said Titus. No need to draft the guy in the first round though. There are so many teams ahead of us that need a QB that a 1st round calibur one will be gone by pick #12. I would prefer to wait until after the second round to draft a QB, but if someone with the quality of Kaepernick or better falls to us, then I’d have to say pull the trigger.

  94. By Parody on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    BTW -that was in response to your Webb comment, not the nonsensical Flynn one made afterwards.

  95. By James Montagna on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I think the Vikings should show interest in either Vince Young or Cam Newton. They give you a great run/pass option in their game so they slow the rush down because defenses do not want to leave holes in their rush. I think Young gives you more of a seasoned player obviously, but I believe Cam Newton has a better upside.
    If they don’t go in that direction then I think a rookie like Ryan Mallett who needs grooming.

  96. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    The only way Vince Young could be considered “seasoned” is if somebody rolled him in oregano.

  97. By Viking-ology on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    No more has-been QB’s (omit Favre)Draft a rookie QB and make that your franchise stamp. Look at all of the other succesful teams that drafted. Look at our North Division, do you think we can compete with a leftover QB from another team? Joe Webb can be used as a WR;RB; or QB. Make him the X factor and draft Gabbert @ #12 or Locker in the 2nd round.

  98. By Sean on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I think we should pick up orton and draft locker in the first round

  99. By abdul on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Donovan McNabb
    Joe Web as back up

  100. By Viking-ology on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Good one ‘Nova’. Steer clear of Vince Young. He is asking for trouble. Speaking of trouble, stay away from Cam (legend in his own mind) Newton also.

  101. By Viking-ology on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Sean. I agree with you on Orton. I think he is a viable bridge for a rookie QB. But I’d love to steal Locker in the 2nd round, if Gabbert is drafted before our 1st pick.

  102. By Eric on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Jeeze, with some of the other comments here, this isn’t all that far-fetched… plan on Joe Webb starting and bring back Daunte Culpepper as the backup. They’re both strong and mobile and Culpepper probably still has some gas in his tank. He’s playing for Dennis Green as a Sacramento Mountain Lions and had a good (healthy) 2010. Bringing back Brad Johnson wasn’t a disaster. I’m all for finding a QB who is similar to Webb and let them duke it out for the job. I’m no huge T-Jack fan but if nobody bites on his free agency he’d make a fine backup. Solidify the O-line and the Vikes won’t need a superhero at QB.

  103. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    T-Jack WOULD make a fine back-up…….to Percy Harvin.

  104. By Dalton on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    WTF Grossman! He sucks ass!

  105. By Aceviking on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    First get back the third round pick that Childress wasted for us. Trade one of our fifth round picks and our 12th pick for a late first round pick and a third round pick. Draft a DB, OL, or DL in the first round. Then select Pat Devlin in the second round, What is not to like about him? He led the Nation in completion percentage and he has a rocket arm. Go back and watch his performance at the Combine. Now I just have one thing left to say… Franchise Quarterback.

  106. By Nicole on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Colt McCoy is an amazing QB…he already had one set of horns with the Longhorns now he needs his pair of Vikings horns!

  107. By lars on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    cam newton! or stick w/ webb

  108. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    If we draft both Tyrod Taylor and Cam Newton we would lead the league in quarterbacks with car parts for names.

  109. By Aceviking on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply


  110. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    The Minnesota Pep Boys.

  111. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    We would only be missing “Auto” Graham.

  112. By Mike J on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Vikes need to get McNabb to mentor Webb. 2 good ones for years to come

  113. By Sergio Silva on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Please it´s time to have a real QB , after Favre, the last to have to do is bringing a Qb with strenght attitude, and high qualifications,maybe Carson Palmer, or Kevin Kolb, why don´t thinking in Philip Rivers, could be a good option, or somethig new , and about Tarvaris please send to free agency is not a palyer for the team.

  114. By andy robinson on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Kerry Collins would be a great mentor for Joe Webb, he has won everywhere he has been not to mention the experence he brings with him.

  115. By Titus on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Parody, I figured. I thought the Flynn comment was funny.

  116. By steven on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    i agree mcnabb joe web is ok but he is more of a running QB so mcnabb. manning, tebow, those are the three i wuld focus on but i agree we need a good defense we got good lineman but need a beter secondary

  117. By PURPLEHAZE on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    If Gabbert or Mallet are available, get them. Sign a veteran qb as the starter for the beginning of the season but basically to be a mentor. My choice would be Bulger or Pennington. Low cost but smart, efficient qbs when playing for a decent team. Best scenario – this talented team wins early with the vet and the rook gets to learn from the sidelines. If they don”t win early, throw the rook in the fire and maybe you get results like Flacco at Baltimore. Bottom line – athletic running qbs don’t win superbowls and more often than not, teams with a good defense and a good running game do. Trent Dilfer, Brad Johnson, Kurt Warner, Eli Manning, Kerry Collins and Doug Williams all have rings. All were drop back passers and none (with the exception of Warner) are hall of famers or had to single handedly carry their team. I like Joe Webb. He’s a good change of pace backup but not the man to take the vikes to the superbowl at qb. Palmer, Orton and McNabb – too expensive. This team does need oline and dback help. Brunell – done. Don’t like Kolb’s decision making. V. Young – NNooooooo! Trouble and less than mediocre at best. One more point on Webb. Sidney Rice has said he won’t sign extension until may? Imo, smart move. He wants to see who is going to be throwing him the ball. Not much of a vote of confidence for Webb. Don’t lose Rice. We’ve already seen how that affects this teams passing game.

  118. By Wendy on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb is the best choice for the job. He’s been mentored by Farve for two years and shows more potential than any other choice. Spending so much time shopping for a QB is shortchanging the areas we need the most help with. If we need a second, get JD Booty back – I always wanted a Vikings jersey with Booty on the back….LOL!

  119. By tehran on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    the viking need Cam Newton as a QB

  120. By VikeMike75 on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Gary Cuozzo!

  121. By paul on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    This QB Collection List proves one thing, your front office dosen’t have a clue when it comes to picking a QB.

    ps. take the guy whose initial are JL and played at Washington.

  122. By Titus on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Wendy– I believe Webb was under Favre for one year, not two.

  123. By Titus on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    WE NEED A QB!!!! Webb has promise— but we cannot have one QB!! Some of you folks act like we are deep at QB and should stop looking– one injury to sideline Webb and that what do we have???

  124. By Titus on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    We need a veteran — there are plenty of decent available QBs that still have several years of play– it’s not like getting Favre at age 40 like we did.
    And we need a future, franchise QB– Webb won one game at Philly where our whole team came out on fire to get Frazier hired— fire for hire– BUT – at TCF against Chicago and at Detroit– he showed great promise– but he showed he is inexperienced and both games we got beat—
    We need to be competitive in 2011— with some additional QBs– one for now, one for the future– and Webb– we can be back in the hunt immediately.

  125. By Titus on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Where is Sonja? We need some sanity on these blogs!

  126. By Greg on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    @Eliza, you don’t want Hassleback because you don’t like his wife?…REALLY??

  127. By Greg on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply


  128. By animal26 on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    wendy, favre only mentored him for one year not 2.

  129. By Parody on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    The one thing that will disappoint me the most in the draft is if we pick Mallett. I watched him play in two games this year, the first of which he threw at least 3-INTs and the second he was looking better until he threw an INT in the final minutes of the game to seal the loss. Then he showed up to the combine and had horrible interviews with the press.

    This all adds up to poor decision making caused by a bad head on his shoulders. That is usually the most valuable asset of a successful QB. I’m not sure how he measures up in leadership qualities, but if the rest are any indication, then he falls painfully short in this regard as well.

    There have been too many comparisons to Ryan Leaf already. Whatever team decideds to roll the dice on him being their franchise QB is very likely in for a big disappointment.

  130. By Parody on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    @ Greg, maybe she’s just jealous of Hasslebeck’s wife, and you are spot on with Mallet – “Duhhhhhhhhh….?”

  131. By Titus on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Agreed Parody– the mind is more important than arm strength and even accuracy– although accuracy is a result of a smart decision-making.

  132. By Aceviking on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    NOT JAKE LOCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE IS INACCURATE AND CANNOT THROW A SPIRAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  133. By Parody on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Locker just might be a steal. Let’s not forget that he was touted as a favorite to go 1st overall if he had declared in last year’s draft. If we trade back and he’s still available in the late first round, I wouldn’t be against the team drafting him.

  134. By Titus on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I have heard some about all the new QBs in the draft– but I am no expert. I only know that in life, what is today, may not be what you see tomorrow. To dismiss someone as a kid may be missing tomorrow’s diamond.
    Listening to some of you talk, you would think you were born as a full human being, no belly button, completely developed— These kids in this year’s draft are going to be VERY different in two or three years– some you dismiss will become extremely good— some you are praising will become duds.
    I am glad we have experts like Frazier, Spielman and company doing the selecting.

  135. By Parody on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Too true, but everybody has an opinion and what better place to share it? In here everybody gets to be a genius in their own mind!

    Now I know that I’m far from perfect – so much so that I developed a second belly button at age 15!

  136. By Vfan on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    matt barkley, he look like the next brett favre

  137. By Titus on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    oh oh, something looks familiar

  138. By Parody on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Vfan, I’m wondering if you can educate me a little. How do you make a video post on a blog site?

  139. By Leo on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Rice and Ap will not stick around with Webb learning the ropes. Bring in McNabb and with little LUCK, we should make a move towards a pure young QB where we can make a long term investment with less risk.

  140. By Titus on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Vfan use to post them before– me thinks it is the same blogger– mossforlife

  141. By Leo on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Better yet – trade AP for the ability to draft Luck.

  142. By Parody on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    I’ll agree that you may be right about Rice, but AP is way too much of a class act to switch teams just because of a QB…especially since he’s a RB. His stats won’t depend on the QB’s abilities nearly as much as a WR’s or TE’s would.

  143. By Frederick Jones on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply


    That was funny when you mentioned bringing back Gary Cuozzo!

    Maybe Norm Snead could come out of retirement and throw those high bombs !!!

  144. By Frederick Jones on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    You have to admit, if the Vikings had a great offensive line, the great quarterbacks would appear !

  145. By Frederick Jones on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Where is Dr.Owssap?

    That guy has the funniest blog name ever ! ! !

  146. By Titus on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Trade AP?????? That is CARAZZZZYYYYYYYYYY TALK!!

  147. By Frederick Jones on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Well, nobody’s crying because TJackson didn’t get a contract. This means he may have the opportunity to come in and whip the Vikings !

  148. By Frederick Jones on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    By the way DrOwssap,

    You are not giving the Vikings credit for winning the NFL title in 1969.
    Some of your Packer titles were quite similar.

  149. By Titus on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings are a winning franchise– don’t let O-Swap fool you– we have won many division titles, been to many nfc championship games, appeared in 4 superbowls– and rarely have a losing season.

  150. By Titus on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply


  151. By Parody on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply


  152. By Sue G Vikes 4 Ever on Mar 7, 2011 | Reply

    Interesting…..Lots of opinions… Is Webb the”answer”? si would love to see him after a couple of seasons with a vet who gave a da$m. Aftter hearing how “Bratt” treated his underlings..I would like to see Joe with someone like McNabb.

  153. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    In case anyone hasn’t figured it out yet, “Drowssap” is simply “password” spelled backwords. This makes him either (a) Dyslexic or (b) na toidi.

  154. By Titus on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    I have worked with dyslexic students — he is not dyslexic, so it must be (b).

  155. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    My sentiments exactly, Titus. By the way are you off to May-he-ko?

  156. By Titus on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Not sure yet– it would be the third week of April. Do cell phones work in the rural areas? I am thinking no.

  157. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    I saw people using them in Chatumal and the Belize border, but I wouldn’t count on it.I never bring mine on any trips, too many interruptions.

  158. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    * Chetumal

  159. By Sue G Vikes 4 Ever on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Nova…I love ya..Will you please meet us in a game next seasson?

  160. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    I would love to Sue, I take it you mean in the Twin Cities?

  161. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    I’ll try and time my bathroom break on the plane for when we’re over Green Bay!

  162. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    So you recognize me, I’ll wear a lobster on my head.

  163. By Mark Seaton on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    I say stop stuffin about, get Favre back for one more year for a handover to a new QB and to at least try to avoid going into a lengthy ‘rebuilding’ period. Otherwise its years in the boonies i fear.

  164. By Old School on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Draft a QB or this team has no future! We are already staring down a double-barrel shot gun with the Pack and Rodgers for the next 10 years!

    The days of fill ins like Brad Johnson…..going after McChoke or Orton is just another 2 years of nothing!



  165. By Dr0wssap on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Goodmorning my dear,dear friends.

  166. By Vic Abayan on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    I’d like Vikings to move from the cold age to Dimond BarCalifornia joining the other purple an gold eliete team, them get Tim Tebow as QB.mybe winn a superbowl and go to Disney land.

  167. By Dave the vike fan on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Whatever we do.. Do NOT draft cam newton!

  168. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    I’d like to win the lottery and sail around the world in my yacht with the Victoria’s Secret models, but that’s not going to happen either.

  169. By animal26 on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    couldn’t agree with you more Old school. Joe Webb is not the answer at QB. I’ll admit hes better then Jackson, but Webb is a back up QB at best. they should just get back to developing him as a Receiver.

  170. By Parody on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    I still don’t understand how you can tell, after 3-games in his rookie season, that Webb is never going to be any good. Do you have any logical reasoning or are you just making an uneducated assertion on him?

  171. By Ryan on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Webb has accuracy issues especially going deep, he is an upgrade over t-jack but not a full season starter, I just don’t see his game elevate enough to compete with our division qb’s we need a franchise qb asap.

  172. By Titus on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    To say Webb is our starter this season I believe is a mistake. To say he will never be a good quarterback is equally delusional. The kid shows promise, but he needs time to learn and gain experience. I still say— bring in a vet to transition us for a couple years– and draft a possible franchise QB– and let Webb learn and compete for the starting position in 2012— at worst, Webb would be a good trade or Harvin type of player– versatile, dynamic.

  173. By ghost on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    I would bring in J. Russell for a look – sign for little money – league min – see if this waste of talent has grown up at all? If not cut him loose –

    I wouldn’t give up a single draft pick unless it was for a quality starter – I got tired of reading all the blogs but all these backup qb and fa qb’s are not worth any of the Vikings draft picks. Palmer is not worth more than a 4th rounder – he has 80 million in the bank and after the life sucking experience in CIny he is probably done. Philly wants Manning/Brady compensation for Kolb? What has he done? Won a game or two for the injured starter – If Kolb is so great why didn’t he beat out McNabb or Vick? Something doesn’t smell right in Philly.

  174. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Jemarcus Russell might have to live at your house, ghost, the bank repossessed his.

  175. By Nicole on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Bring in Colt McCoy! The vomits need a young good QB who will be there for a while and win some games!

  176. By dave on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    see the Pittsburg Steelers…

    run A/P

    good defense and special teams

    the team must run its entire offense around AP

  177. By thetruth on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    I say Steve Mcnair. Great throwing arm, really knows the game.

  178. By Aceviking on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Did you all here that Tiki Barber is coming back after four years of retirement????

  179. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Thetruth is Steve McNair is dead. I think even T-Jack would be a better choice.

  180. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    But just barely.

  181. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Even Favre has more mobility than McNair.

  182. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    But just barely!

  183. By Kristi Padgett on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Cam Newton would be a great QB pick!

  184. By Michael on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    @ SnaZ yea the ravens won on defense…what other teaams in recent histroy hve done that? as for joe webb..he can be good but the viks need someone now…i say get palmer or hasselback or another vet that wont cost too much and improve the o-line and defense…we will win on AP…he can lead an offense…they dont need someone to have a sseason like favre in 09-10 they just need a vet qb and good defense that can win in the playoffs

  185. By Michael on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    and newton wouldx be great but hes not falling to us

  186. By PAUL M. on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply




  187. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Ryan Leaf would be a close call with Sanchez.

  188. By Sue G Vikes 4 Ever on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Please let us find a vet who can teach Webb. He has the athleticism, but that has been proven to not be enough in the NFL. I HATE to say it, but maybe McNabb could be the answer. He knows how to read defenses and had a pretty great career with the Eagles,

  189. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    The only problem is we seem to get all of the Eagle’s rejects.

  190. By Titus on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    There is a reason McNabb got booted from Philly and then DC.

  191. By Robert T. on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Get QB Ryan Mallet and some DEFENSE!

  192. By Titus on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    And the Eagles have done nothing spectacular– in fact, they come up short time and time again— 5 nfc championship appearances in the 2000s and only 1 superbowl– which they lost to the Patriots.

  193. By Titus on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Bring back Moss by getting Tom Brady.

  194. By Titus on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    And bring in Fred Jones as an Offensive lineman!

  195. By Frederick Jones on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Hire Titus to be the conditioning coach for the Vikings next year. To those not willing to run he will simply point out like Jimmy Johnson, “The ashmar field is over there.”

  196. By Frederick Jones on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Bring in Terry Bradshaw and Gary Cuozzo as backup quarterbacks to JOE WEBB. Cuozzo would work for cheap ! ! !

  197. By Titus on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    I knew I would get you on board, Fred.

  198. By Frederick Jones on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply


    I just hope that the Vikings have their priorites straight. Sure we could use the next Dan Marino. Get him if you can! But our priorities are obvious. Fix those areas first.

  199. By Frederick Jones on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    The way the Vikings O line is right now, nobody is going to be excited about playing quarterback in Minnesota.

    Archie Manning was as good a qb as Peyton Manning. He just never played for a good team. It almost happened to Jim Plunkett, and several others.

  200. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Especially Steve McNair!

  201. By Titus on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Or Sonja.

  202. By Titus on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Steve McNair — what a sad ending to a life.

  203. By Frederick Jones on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Sonja still has a chance to be great !

  204. By Titus on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Sonja might be better at corner.

  205. By Frederick Jones on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Sonja can make all the throws.

  206. By Titus on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Fred, I am going to read and go to bed– tomorrow I am taking my bike off the trainer and to my mechanic for some spring maintenance— it looks like I will finally be on the real road in a week or two.

  207. By Frederick Jones on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus n Nova,

    Happy trails to you ! ! !

  208. By viking joe on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    Grading Cam Newton’s pro day
    Published: March 8, 2011 at 06:21 p.m. | Tags: Pro Day, Cam Newton, Auburn, NFL Draft

    06:21 – Mike Mayock reports from Auburn pro day as Cam Newton puts on quite a show for attending NFL personnel.
    they said cam newton needs lota work !!! check it out on

  209. By Tim on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    what about bringing back Daunte Culpepper.

  210. By Tim on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    that would be huge Culpepper returning to the vikings and wining a superbowl where he began his career maybe Daunte Culpepper just belongs in Minnesota

  211. By Titus on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    I should not have had that double espresso at 530. Now it’s 2am.

  212. By Titus on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    PLEASE no culpepper.

  213. By Remember Met Stadium on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    Webb doesnt have any experience “under the new system”. No one even knows what the “new system” is yet ;)

    Word is, they will build the offense to utilize the talent they have rather than trying to get people to fit into the mold of a system. Personally my position is “thumbs up” to that.

    As far as drafting a QB in round 1, frankly I think that would be a huge mistake. From what I have read, and trust me, I know NOTHING about college football, there are 2 very good cover corners in the draft. They should look seriously at that. If they cant get one or they dont want to, then they should trade down and take Pouncy later in the first round. His twin brother was a pro-bowler last year as a rookie for Pittsburgh.

  214. By Bob on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    I’d say we get mallet in the first round and draft another in the later rounds bust or not, we can’t get any worse all the pieces are put in place on this team except for qb. It is time to draft a qb in the first round. This position needs to be addressed through the draft tired of watching this team pick up washed up qb’s its time to steer in a different direction.

  215. By Bubba on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    @ Rember Met- “No one even knows what the new system is yet”.
    Are you serious?
    Frazier and Musgrave have been around football their entire lives. They have been waiting for this monent. If they don’t have a system ready right now we are in trouble..
    Frazier and Musgrave will only get one chance at this… and because of the threat of a walk out… I am sure Webb has some strong basic of this sytem to help him lead unorganized workouts.

    I think Frazier and Musgrave are ready for this moment and challenge.

  216. By GMan on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    For the love of god…draft a flipping QB. Look at the Ravens, Falcons, Jets, etc with their rookie 1st round draft pick quarterbacks.
    OR…if the Vikings staff takes care of it, we’ll end up with Warren Moon, maybe Jeff George, Gus Frerotte, Mark Brunell (he’s about 45 yrs old), Donovan McNabb sucks…I’m sick of the Vikings wasting their talent. Thank God for the off-season…so I can take a break from the heartbreaking saga of the Vikings.

  217. By Frederick Jones on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    Football is played in the trenches.

    Think about it, 5/11 of an offensive team is the offensive line. Why would you ignore 45% of your offense?
    :) :) :( :) :)

    Why is the man in the middle frowning?

  218. By Stoney on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    All I’ve heard for 4 years is give TJ more time, he’ll be a franchise QB, now people will not give Webb a chance after playing in 3 games his rookie season? Webb looks to have some talent, unless a QB blows us away, I vote to give Webb a chance. Too good of an athlete to give up on. I think it would take longer to have him productive at WR than QB, can’t just throw him in an expect him to be good at WR

  219. By vikings94066 on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    I think the Vikings should upgrade the OL, and have Joe Webb be starter. If they want a veteran QB, go with Carson Palmer. A couple of DBs would not hurt, either.

  220. By BradSC on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    Stop trying to get washed up QB’s that no one else wants. Stick with Joe Webb and fix the problems on defense.

  221. By Bret on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    Nice job Vikes! way to FUBAR our current QB situation and wait until now to replace a 40yo QB… Hope the league goes on strike so we don’t have to watch this mess on tv next year.

  222. By Mass Viking on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    Stick with Joe Webb ! Build up the offensive line through free agency and draft A.J. Green or Julio Jones with the 1st round pick !

  223. By John Woodard on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    Keep Joe Webb, draft Tyrod Taylor, Cam Newton or Mallet or some how make a deal for first pick next year to pick Andrew Luck.

  224. By Adam on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply


  225. By Nick on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    Sign Vince Young or Alex Kaepernick or Mallet, whoever’s there in the second.

  226. By Nick on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry guys missed the Smith out, lol.

  227. By OhioBob on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    I see nothing wrong with developing Webb, either. Put our money and picks into more pressing needs….defense wins championships.

  228. By jeremy on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    Is Peyton a FA? If so I’d give him what ever it takes to make him a Viking!

  229. By Mike A. on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    Might as well just start Percy as QB

  230. By Nicole on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply


  231. By tony on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    if vince young is in purple and gold next year im burning everything purple in the house. Kolb is over rated – it doesnt and will not matter who is under center when our o-line was terrible last year

  232. By Aceviking on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    Nick, his name is Colin Kaepernick.

  233. By chibi on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    We should keep webb until next year and do everything we can to get andrew luck from stanford and have them compete next year

  234. By chibi on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

  235. By Parody on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    @chibi – That may be the perfect way to go assuming that Webb is not the answer. We can give Webb one full year to lead the team, and if he tanks we’ll be in place to get an early (possibly first overall) pick in next year’s draft. If Webb does good then we’ll be in place to build a team around him, without wasting a first-round pick on some project QB that may or may not make it in the NFL.

  236. By Sure101 on Mar 10, 2011 | Reply

    Trade Mckinney cause he sucks and always gets beat. loadhalt aint much better either. Stay with WEB but yet bring in a vet for him to learn from like Farve. And re-build are O-line And fix are defense. Some safetys would be nice. And corner backs that can stay healthy.

  237. By rick on Mar 10, 2011 | Reply

    for some reason and i know i’ll get jumped on for this but i really think if locker is available come pick #12 the vikings should take him he seems really smart when it comes to football

  238. By Tim on Mar 10, 2011 | Reply

    i think the vikings should try to draft Cam Newton. that kid really seems to do every thing he can to make himself the best QB he can be. i have seen him at every workout he seems to really love the game of football and is totally dedicated to being the best he can be and he wants every body to know it.

  239. By James on Mar 10, 2011 | Reply

    Rick if Locker is there at #12 we would be in the right spot to move back near the #20 pick and pick up maybe a #3 rould back. Miami will take a running back and all the other teams have a QB in place so Rick is right, pick up Locker but hopefully with a later pick.look were A.Rogers was picked

  240. By Aceviking on Mar 10, 2011 | Reply

    I take back what I said about Jake Locker… I watched some highlights and we need him for our QB.

  241. By todd on Mar 10, 2011 | Reply

    yeah keep webb get some line help and d backs in draft

  242. By ghost on Mar 11, 2011 | Reply

    That’s why I think Russell might start to grow up? I doubt it – He knows he has the talent to be a top 5 qb – He tasted the good life on his talent – if he wants it back – he has to man up and work to get it back and keep it. I would only give him 1 yr contracts – but I’m sure he will resort to selling drugs or stealing.

  243. By jason on Mar 11, 2011 | Reply

    for the love of god! no more talk of bringing in washed up veteran QB’s Have we not been down this road before? The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. We need Stud Pro bowl quality O-lineman and D-lineman for that matter,actually we need help in alot of places. and by the way find a way, any way to pick up Colin Kaepernick in the draft, he will be the biggest steal in the draft!

  244. By C.Davis on Mar 11, 2011 | Reply

    Guys & Gals. Stop wasting your breath on guys like Peyton Manning. I mean come on. Peyton Manning. Really ! Peyton Manning. I live in Indy, I love the Vikes. But, Peyton Manning will never leave Indy. He is a historian of the game and has never complained about salary. He will stay with Colts for his intire career. He’s built hospitals and Lucas Oil Staduim.
    Best option with some in the tank: Bulger, Hassleback, VY.

  245. By alex on Mar 11, 2011 | Reply

    i dont care what you say joe webb is a good qb and he will be are starter for 2011 probaly

  246. By jimmy on Mar 13, 2011 | Reply

    come baby,faster,More powerful.Beat opponent. cheap jerseys CHEER

  247. By DRXXXTASY on Mar 15, 2011 | Reply

    Get mcNabb and Locker, then beg Moss to please come back to the purple people eaters and we are golden…. Get Favre to be QB coach or Asst., and Barber as 3rd down back behind Peterson

  248. By DRXXXTASY on Mar 15, 2011 | Reply

    Then we can draft OL and defense

  249. By Debbie on Mar 15, 2011 | Reply

    I am a huge Farve and Vikings fan living in Florida and I understand the need for this team to gain a great quarterback to take them far this coming season. There are definately alot of great potententials out there that can fullfill this spot. Being alos an Auburn fan and loving this past college season, I personally bellieve that Cam Newton willm make a great addition to this awesome team. Newton has the skills and the speed to take Minnesota to another championship. I will definately miss Farve but I know deep down that Newton has what it take to win SuperBowl for the Vikings!!! Go Vikes! Go Newton!

  250. By DRXXXTASY on Mar 16, 2011 | Reply

    Cam Newton doesn’t fit the Vikings… He’s a QB version of what most consider Moss to be as a WR.. He’s basically a 2 to 3 read and run QB… we need a read first QB with some out of pocket capability.

  251. By Zack O. on Mar 23, 2011 | Reply

    i think Palmer all the way baby!!!

  252. By Jeremy on Mar 23, 2011 | Reply

    Tim, bringing Culpepper back is hideous. Stay with Webb. He played well, what I had seen! He brought a spark that not many rookies can do!! A veteran or another qb to sign….I have no idea~ I hope the Vikes can stay focused and not get off-field distractions…too bad~

  253. By Steve S. on Apr 7, 2011 | Reply

    here is the fact…as for Locke ..he’s been sinking in the ratings because of his inaccurate throwing..the best thing for our Vikings would be to hold all our picks and fill all the holes… Webb is a great surprise and we should draft nevada QB Kaepernick with the 2nd pick (after taking a Defensive lineman with our 1st pick) We sould get Carson Palmer…the Bengals are going to release him. Viking Fans…..we are tired of signing old players at the end of their careers (Warren Moon, Randle Cunningham, Brad Johnson (2nd time with the vikings) Jeff George, Bubby Brister and Brett Farve) and we need to think before we draft anybody without doing the homework on them

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