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Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 23, 2011 – 10:52 am

This week’s Monday Morning Mailbag will be the last before the 2011 NFL Draft, so be sure to send in your questions – draft-related or not – and we’ll be sure to answer them.

To submit a comment or question to the mailbag, send an email to me at wobschallm@vikings.nfl.net. You can also submit your comment or question in the comments section below this entry.

Remember to include your name and town on the email. We can’t post every comment and question, but we’ll try to answer each question.


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82 Responses to “Submit Your Monday Morning Mailbag Questions”

  1. By thehowler42 on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    Will the Vikings select Da’Quan Bowers with their 12th pick in the NFL draft, Bower’s draft stock has fallen because of concerns over a slight tear in his meniscus that required surgery. But over the past few years the Vikings have selected players that have fallen due to injury concerns/character concerns (see Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin). So would the Vikings take a chance on a player that led college with 16 sacks? He appears to be a good fit for the Vikings. Especially because Ray Edwards is an unrestricted free agent, Pat Williams is contemplating retirement, and Kevin Williams could be suspended for the first four games of next year/ whenever the season begins.

  2. By Joe M. on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    what do you think of the vikings trading down and getting Ryan Mallet or Mike Pouncy? trade down pick up a round 2 or round 3 pick. I think that Mallet is the best QB in the draft. Pouncy could step in from day one and start at RG or C.

  3. By Joe M. on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    What do you think of the Vikings trading down and getting Ryan Mallet, Jake Locker or Mike Pouncy. Ryan Mallet is pro ready, Pouncy could start at RG or C day one, and for Locker with Joe Webb as our QB Locker could start from day one also. I think that if we trade down our draf bord should look like this #1 Mike Pouncy. #2 Ryan Mallet. #3 Jake Locker. If we don’t trade down I think Prince Amukamara would be a grate fit.

  4. By PercyHarvinfan on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    Hi, Mike its time to let the staff know we have to grab mallett, I can already picture him throwing a 50 yard bomb to rice.

  5. By Chad on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    Do you think we should take a safety-type player at pick 12? I am liking Amukamara much more each time i look at him and aaron williams looks great as a safety. In my opinion, we need to capitalize on the secondary this draft. I don’t believe we need a defensive end when 1. Edwards IS still here and 2. We have Griffen to back him up or we could get a replacement maybe 4th round that is still worth it. And i just don’t see any franchise QB’s this draft besides Gabbert but he will be long gone by the time we are picking. And Cam Newton will need some time to progress and i just don’t like the idea of him wearing purple.

  6. By Frederick Jones on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    Some Campbell guy wrote about the Vikings drafting a QB. Mike Mayock said that there were “a lot of quarterbacks” in this draft.

    There are a lot of Qbs in EVERY DRAFT.

    TALK ABOUT HYPE!!!

    The Vikings HAD BETTER draft some linemen, or we won’t be able to do anything in the next few years. HAD BETTER!!!

    and no, I won’t calm down !

  7. By Vikings4Life on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with Chad, Amukamara is definitley the right choice if he falls to twelve it is never a bad idea to have great CB’s in a division with three pass happy teams, it would be foolish to upgrade our D-line over our secondary we got burned to many times and just by picking up Amukamara i would say our secondary would be the best in the NFC north no doubt and we would have a young core back there for when antione decideds to retire.

  8. By Vikings4Life on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    the more and more i watch Tyrod taylor i want the vikings to pick him up definitley not before the late 5th or later but we have 2 picks in the 5th 6th and 7th and though he is a project him and Joe are very similar but Tyrod ALWAYS has his eyes downfield hes looking to pass until he has no other choice but to run he is 34-4 as a starter and would be a steal in the later rounds

  9. By Titus on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    Mike, you did a much better job on the interview with Ted Mondale than most of your prior interviews. You dressed sharp, your delivery was smoother without the casual “kinda” terminology, and you did not wave your hands/arms like you are doing karate. Much better. It helps to view yourself– maybe you have. I watched many of your interviews where the person is looking at your hands moving around and it distracts them— now I saw Paul Allen likes to flap his wings some, — it fits him a little better— although I do not like it — for groups or classrooms, its more tolerable.

  10. By RMJ on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    Agree with Percyfan, Mallett is by far the best qb in the draft. he has the best arm strength, best pocket presence, best accuracy (for a deep ball passer) most TD’s, most yards thrown, Played in pro offense, did it multiple years. Played against the toughest defenses in college football. best xo’s. Only think he isn’t able to do is run, but the best qbs don’t run, brady, payton etc. Mike Mayock said Ryan Mallett has the most talent than any other QB in the Draft, If it wasn’t for the rumors, he would be top five top ten. MiKE Make sure the VIkings are doing everything they can to research Mallett. Whats your opinion of his game film? Man His unside is crazy. If his background is ok(which i think it is, just a media overhype) I think Mallett would be a great value at 12. If the Vikings pass on him, they will regret it for years and years and years!

  11. By dave on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    key player to get is amukamura or pouncey, or trade back and get louiget

  12. By dave on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    and pick up Harvey Dahl and if we can afford it go for Namdi Asmougha and we could move griffen to free safety and if we had prince it could be him and winfield and chris cook. and draft a SS in later rounds.

  13. By Frederick Jones on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    @Vikings4Life,

    I agree with you that our porous defensive secondary needs help. One must remember that IF you have a good defensive line, it helps the defensive backfield.

    Which comes first, the pressure up front, or defensive backs covering people?

  14. By animal26 on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    I know not many people have been hearing his name, but what is your thoughts on the Vikings forgetting about drafting a QB in the first 2 rounds and going after Tyrod Taylor in the 5th round? Taylor is a quarterback, that is flying under the radar, who is a extremely talented prospect who has all the tools needed to be the franchise QB, the Vikings have been looking for. He has very good mobility and yet, is more of a drop back passer. If he learns the speed of the NFL and continues to improve the little things in his game. He will be a huge threat in the NFL and the Vikings would be foolish to pass on this man.

  15. By animal26 on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    Getting Tyrod Taylor would also allow the Vikings to look at filling holes that the Vikings have.

  16. By Frederick Jones on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    Offensively, if you have a great line, ordinary qbs, rbs, and receivers can function.

    The Vikings are rebuilding after a 6-10 season. It starts with the big linemen.

    :) :) :) :) :)

  17. By Frederick Jones on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    Animal26,

    If this guy is that good, write Mike Wobschall. Do not advertise his name in this blog.

    It would be great to “discover” talent no one else knows about.

  18. By Frederick Jones on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    Someone was complaining about not being able to type their blog at times.

    What vikings.com does is to look for swear words. Any words EVEN CLOSE TO THE SPELLING OF A SWEAR WORD is grounds for not accepting the letter.

    For example: Joe Webb made a good paaaassss.

    It will not accept the four letter version of my last word in the previous sentence!!!!!

  19. By animal26 on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    Isn’t this were he gets the questions from?

  20. By Titus on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    Animal— I think Fred is saying to not tell the world, i.e. other teams about your quarterback pick— so we can make sure he is still around when it’s our turn.

  21. By animal26 on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    no, all I was saying was is this were Mike gets the questions he decides to answer

  22. By dave on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    if we get a later round quarterback id say tyrod Taylor or Greg mccelroy id prefer tyrod Taylor, he is just like Vick and from the same place. But mccelroy seems like he could be a Tom brady kind of but dont think thatll happen so i would go with Tyrod Taylor, if looking for quarterback in later rounds. GET PRINCE with our pick 12 though and if from notre dame TE Rudoulph is there in 2nd round get him.

  23. By dave on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    or rodney Hudson in 2nd round at C/G

  24. By dave on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    4th round get the safety from florida or the OLB from Florida, 5th tyrod taylor or mlb from BC, 6th DT, 7th TE if we dont get rudoulph

  25. By DRS on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/04/22/potential-taxes-detailed-for-vikings-stadium/
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Revenue has completed a study on how much money potential taxes would bring in for a new Vikings stadium.
    Legislators are expected to soon reveal an amended bill that would include these proposed taxes:
    • 10 percent tax on sports memorabilia
    • 6.5 percent tax on suite rentals
    • 6.5 percent tax on satellite TV DVR
    • 5 percent income tax on Vikings employees earning more than $250,000 per year

  26. By DRS on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    Do you think taxes are the way to go to get to a new stadium for the Vikings? Will the players like paying an income tax? Will the rich fans pay an extra tax on their suites? Is it right to have gambling to pay for a new stadium.

  27. By DRS on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    Have to go, God bless U-All.

  28. By Daniel on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    The best Quarterback we have had as an organization so far statwise was cunningham. What is amazing to me was his stats were very close to Mcnabbs 08-09 stats. If mcnabb comes over, do you think it is to be a mentor for webb and a run for the playoffs? also another queston is could Harvey Dahl RG out of atlanta be the perfect RG for us, and a replacement for hutch later?

  29. By Titus on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    Yes, Animal, this is where Mike acquires questions; however he also accepts emails through the account mentioned in the above article. One would be led to believe that your negation in your question implied a defense of your original position, hence also the reply I delivered.

    If I asked where dinner was– I would say — Is this the place for dinner?
    If I sat down to eat, and was told to go to another room, I would say – Isn’t this the place for dinner— defending my original position.

  30. By animal26 on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    alright thanks titus.

  31. By Titus on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    okay, animal.

  32. By grunting viking warrior. on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus. Are you a scribe? Do you write poems, or are you really the worm on the mushroom? why must you correct with logic and psalms? Do you really speak with a twang? How much wood really would a woodchuck, chuck? I wish I could sit down and drink from your everlasting knowledge. Mike wobschall! use your powers and get Titus a job instructing fans on how to correctly use the bathroom at Vikings stadium.

  33. By Titus on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    Ha ha ha, funny Grunting Viking. No correction intended, though. Read carefully. The intent was to clarify communication between myself and another blogger. But if you need instructions on how to use the bathroom at a stadium, well, perhaps you can google that- print it, and take it with you to the next game. Enjoy.

  34. By James on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    If drafting a OL player is a solve all as some write and there is three new def. line starters first 4 games…..(91 93 94 might not be there ). How much playing time will the OL player get if the def. players are out playing the whole game. And looking at A.Rodger staying on his feet the whole game and not on his back tossing to 5 WO……Would seem to me that if they draft the two best CB Rodgers will still get it to one WO……?

  35. By grunting viking warrior. on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    To properly use the latrine, one would be led to gently fold his tissue paper and not wad it into a ball. One would not use just one sheet, for the proper amount required would be to the amount of 7 sheets of tissue. with the correct amount of pressure, one could swipe and then flush. Would one wash i.e. clean hands after? I shall let the man with three first names continue…Fredrick jones?

  36. By vikings4life on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred
    Yes i agree with you i believe the line comes first but i think that as far as Ends go we have pretty good talent and Jared Allen and on the inside with pat williams the best tackle in the game and some talent as well there but not as promising as the end position if we could get a good DT i would say that but i would rather have Amukamara than Fairley, so it is so close to me that i would go down to who is a better player more consistant and it would be Amukamara plus hes number 21 like leslie so if it was me that would seal the deal.

  37. By Titus on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    Not bad Grunting Viking, although a healthy BM should be almost clean upon exit, so you might want to look at your diet– 7 sheets per “swipe”? Yeeaawh! Plus the imagery of a swipe— it sounds like a big cat cautiously taking a swing at a formidable opponent— must be a mess. Please wash your hands after that.

  38. By James on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    This gentleman you call 7 Sheers is he from Pine Ridge,SD.

  39. By James on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    7 sheets

  40. By grunting viking warrior. on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    Oh Titus, how you have reached a troublesome area. Being a Viking Warrior, Going months without swiping is a royalty. A formatable foe is an understatement, more likened to a patch of burrs. Although I have been known as a gentleman. A deep glass of Grog and a turkey leg in one hand, can bring quite the sour belly.

  41. By David on Apr 23, 2011 | Reply

    Do you think we will be trying to rebuild our OL and DL as we have a few older men. Could this years draft be the start of rebuilding them? Should we trade back in the first to get another second or a third round pick?

  42. By 4eversteve on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    I think that everyone would agree if any quarterback in the NFL is given more than 4 seconds to throw the ball it doesn’t matter how good or poor your secondary is they will get pick apart. The Vikings had virtually no pass rush this pass season what so ever and that’s the kiss of death in this league. In as much as I hate to say it the O-line and the D-line need to be addressed in this draft early an often, those were the two areas of glaring weaknesses to me.

  43. By joshK on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    do you think we could trade up to 7 to pickup Patrick Peterson?

  44. By joshK on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    because he is a monster, and what would we have to use to move up 5 spots.

  45. By joshK on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    could we trade 2 6th round picks 2 7th round picks for a 3 round pick. its alot of picks but i would much rather have the 3rd rounder for a quality player.

  46. By RMJ on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    Only one position can make other areas on your team way better and thats Quarterback. and we don’t have one. Honestly,whats the point of having a line when the guy throwing can’t read defenses and can’t deliver the ball to score points. QB is the most important position and the days are gone when you can have an ordinary QB and win a Superbowl. All the good teams have one and we don’t. Everyone in our Division has one, and we don’t. We Don’t pick this very often, so lets bite the bullet and get the best QB Available (MALLETT or Locker) and fill our line in the rest of the draft. You can get quality lineman in the later rounds. Jared Allen was a fourth round pick. You can get line late in the draft and through free agency when it comes around, but you can’t find a Franchise QB there. they don’t come around in free agency or not in the late rounds. Tom Brady is 1 out of hundreds of QBs late. IT DOESNT HAPPEN. Do you really want another T. Jackson low quality QB for the next 5 years? Lets get our guy and fill the lines and secondary through free agency and later drafts. or do you like being in the same spot every year?

  47. By Daniel on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    A kicker is a need for us. Longwell is a good kicker but should be replaced. We could replace with Henery out of neb. OT is a need for us. Mckinnie is a good Tackle but needs replaced. Costonzo would be perfect at 12 or even lower. We need a RG. Free agent Harvey Dahl out of Atl would be a good fit. Are these good fits or not?

  48. By Carl K on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    @ JoshK – A mid 3rd round pick has a value of about 185 points. Our 6th round pick #172 has a points value of 23.6 and our #200 pick in the 6th round
    has a value of 12.4 points. Our 2 – 7th round picks have a combined value of 8.2 points.

    The best way to get a mid third round pick is to trade back 5 to 6 spots in the first round.

    We have too many holes to fill to trade all our late round picks… plus this draft is deep with good late round talent.

    With that said, I think it will be very challenging for the Vikings to move back in the 1st round….. every team knows the Vikings, Redskins and maybe even the Titans and Dolphins will be in the market to move back and take a QB later in the 1st round.

    The big question is, do all these teams covet the same QB? Is it Locker, is it Mallet, is it Ponder, is it Dalton or is it Kaepernick??

  49. By Carl K on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    If I am Carolina, I think I would pick Patrick Peterson, Aj Green or M. Dareus at #1 and take Kaepernick at the top of the second round.

    Carolina has 2 young talented QB already in Clausen and Tony Pike. Kaepernick would give them 3 solid young QB to develop… plus they would get a “low risk” stud at #1.

    I am not sold the Newton will be the #1 overall pick.

    Mike Wobshall: Do you think Newton will be the #1 pick?

  50. By QB FEVER on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    MALLETT AT 12!!! BEST QB IN DRAFT! THEN TRADE DOWN IN THE SECOND ROUND TO GET A THIRD ROUND PICK! PICK UP A OL AND THIRD DL. SIGN FREE AGENTS TO PROTECT MALLETT

  51. By Vincent on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    What will the vikings do with the 12th overall pick?

  52. By joseph.c on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    do u think vikings will get nnamdi asomugha when free agency start

  53. By joseph.c on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    do u think vikes will trade ray edwards to bucs to get aqib talib or just a second round pick

  54. By Titus on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with RMJ. Look at 2009 when we had Favre who played at his best– our team went from a okay playoff team to a viable Superbowl contender– no other changes of any significance between 2008 and 2009– (correct me if I am wrong on that part). Of course we need a complete team to get it done– but if we have a great QB and are missing a few other components, we are competitive–mediocre quarterback and a great supporting cast– we are in the basement of the division, let alone the conference.

  55. By Bob on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    Lets just draft mallet in the first round if he becomes a bust we can always draft another qb next year, I’m sure he won’t be a bust the only issue is will the vikings use him to the fullest abilities. Lets not handcuff and micromanage like chilly.

  56. By Mr obvious. on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    I think it is clear guys that Mcnabb is going to be brought over. Fraiser was a Def Asst for the Eagles a few years ago and I think likes his ability yet. If you look at his numbers (besides last year) He has been a great QB. We hired Youngs former QB coach and have a great signal caller in musgrave. The Question is, what comes after and who will learn from Mcnabb? Who matches his style of play? There are only three I can see. 1st is Webb, whom I think has awsome potental, next is Newton, and 3rd is colin kap. Now that said, Take the QB out of the 1st and second RD and where do we go? If we picked up Dahl out of Atl, that solves our RG. Dt is a need. DE is a need, S is a need, and even CB, and OLB. Our greatest need then is DE, and DT. This years class is deep, and trading down in RD 1 seems smart. needs,needs, needs. don`t freak IF we do not draft a QB.

  57. By dave on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    he said before he soesnt plan on bringing mcnabb and there might not be a free agency for sure

  58. By dave on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    but i wouldnt be that mad if we didnt draft one and we could draft a later round 1

  59. By dave on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    if we dont trade back get prince or mike puncey and it wouldnt be bad if we traded back either

  60. By Frederick Jones on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    @Vikings4Life,

    If the Vikings can get a good Defensive Lineman in the 4th round, great. That is what I was talking about.

    #1 concern has to be the offensive line, even if Mallet or somebody else is the next Montana.

  61. By Frederick Jones on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    @RMJ, I agree the the qb position is the most important in football.

    But we will have to agree to disagree on it being the only position that can make other areas better on a football team.

    It takes a team to win it. The linemen do the dirty work so that the backs can get the glory. R we a QB away from winning the Super Bowl? We may have to replace 1/2 the team!

  62. By Frederick Jones on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Thank you for your support of my ideas. I’ve never thought you to be overly critical.

  63. By Bob on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    Locker will probably end up a viking next thursday, not a fan of his accuracy.

  64. By Titus on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    So Frederick was your place packed today? Everybody that never comes was at my place– the bathroom ran out of towels– the overflow room was packed, cars lined the street– it was crazy. Teaching was on bitterness– very powerful.

  65. By K'net on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    I heard that one of our linemen is playing tennis to get himself into shape for next season, being he can’t work out with the staff trainers or at the team facilities. Besides that guy, and Edwards boxing, have you heard anything about the players doing a substantial amount of training (more than they would usually do away from team facilities) to compensate for not having preseason workouts? Are any of the players working out and training with their teammates?

  66. By Titus on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    MIKE– What is the inside scoop on the CBA? Do the talking heads that know believe we will have a season this year– and one that starts as scheduled?

    All the stadium and draft talk is nice, but I want a season!

  67. By Shawn on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    round 1 … pouncey , prince amukamara , cam jordan

    round 2 … andy dalton

    round 3 …. uhh randy moss?

    sign mcnabb

    SUPER BOWL

  68. By Titus on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    Mr Obvious reminded me that Frazier was in Philly– so McNabb is probably a very real possibility. I think he may be overrated, but he is good and with the right supporting cast, it may be a win-win all around— McNabb is one of those players with so much achievement but no ring– so you can bet he would be motivated to help bring a championship to Minnesota.

  69. By Titus on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    Moss and Mcnabb? Would that work, Shawn?

  70. By grunting viking warrior. on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    Baaawooo!! Baaaaawoooo!! Calling all the amies Viking Blog nation! Just four days left till we reach the shores of Draft Central. Would you rather take all of your days, from this one to that, or would you rather go down, and tell your enemies, that they may take our lives, but they will never take…. OUR DIVISION!!!! Our bondage of an empty trophy case must end. We must take up our axes and pitch forks, and demand the great Wolf rebuild not only our roof, but also our Front lines! For Madden the great has spoken, ” It starts up front!!!” It is time. We have sailed upon the Mckinnie love boat long enough! Horrible Herrera must walk the plank, for he is dead weight! We must not let our enemies fire their cannons over our coverage no longer! No more must we be last in our cover skills. The great Wolf must call upon the drafting warlord, Rick, and his team of Bandits, to burn and pillage, and leave no stone unturned!

  71. By QB FEVER on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    @Frederick Jones “#1 concern has to be the offensive line, even if Mallet or somebody else is the next Montana.”
    What?? Offensive lineman don’t have to be taken early and can be great lineman. In fact a large amount of the good starting lineman were drafted in rounds 2-6. You can also get them in free agency. Franchise Qbs you can’t. What the point to build a great team without someone to lead it. Yes we need to replace alot but without “THE GUY” its pointless. We already did that years ago. Great O-line great team, but had t-jack lead us to failure. What did green bay do. rogers started, got killed with a bad line. next year they got better o lineman. now the have a Superbowl ring. Don’t get why we always go sub par on the most important position in sports.

  72. By joshK on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    panthers 2nd round pick is owned by the patriots

  73. By joshK on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    totally siked about this years draft, i have night school and its my anniversery what the heck am i guna do i have to see the draft at least the top 12 picks

  74. By joshK on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    Mike: are the Vikings going to cut Chris Cook for the gun charge? do you think we could aqquire Aquib Talib after he gets cut or traded? hes a talented troublemaker and we seem like we could handle him. plus he fills a need. we could have the most troublesome backfield in the game.

  75. By dave on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    heres what to do, draft prince in first round, get an offensive lineman in second round, probably tackle or center. 4th rouck safety from florida,get a TE and FB. free agents get vince young, Harvey Dahl, and safety from Oakland if free agency. i dont think we need to get defensive lineman cause we have everson griffen at DE who seems to have potential, and DT Letroy guion who also has potential too if we do this we have a great chance at superbowl and maybe get another OLB to replace ben leber. Wed be set and hopefully Vikings would stay in Minnesota. please comment on what you think about this idea everyone.

  76. By Titus on Apr 24, 2011 | Reply

    Grunting Viking Warrior– me thinks your voice is very familiar. Keep it up and I will place you under your other username.

  77. By jim r on Apr 25, 2011 | Reply

    I had been watching the QB show with Gruden on ESPN. Coach Gruden said that Dalton was the pick of the litter as far as QB’s this year. Gruden is and was a QB coach coming up through the NFL ranks. This guy knows football. Why are there 4 other guys rated higher than Dalton? I just find this unusual that Gruden passed on the first 4 QB picks in the draft, yet the NFL draft page shows Dalton as the 5th pick also.

  78. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2011 | Reply

    @QB fever,

    The Montana part I added to see what kind of reaction I would get.

    As for the TJack part, that was 3 years ago. 2 years ago HOF Brett Favre had a career year for these MN Vikings.

    The difference for Favre was mainly the offensive line. It was much better in 2009 than 2010.

    “It doesn’t matter what the guy behind center does if the big boys up front don’t block.” Jim McMahon, 1985 Bears Super Bowl Winning QB

  79. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2011 | Reply

    Rick “Hollywood” Spielman was interview by a TC newcast.

    He spoke only in generalities, and never mentioned even one name of a current Viking, or a possible draft choice.

    “Well… yes it would be nice to pick a franchise Qb…but we are not ruling out a Free Agent QB, or any other type of FA.” And on he went ad nauseum.

    They are not going to reveal their position. It’s all hush hush.

  80. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2011 | Reply

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they did pick a QB at #12.

    But great linemen are something the Vikings need most right now. Spielman did say we need “to retool.”

    Well, you “retool” with linemen, not backs ! ! !

    :) :) :) :) :)

  81. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Yes, they seem to come out of the woodwork for the Easter Holiday. I really like the song, “Roll Away The Stone.” We sang that last Sunday. There are several versions of it on You Tube.com.

    I have enjoyed everyone’s opinions on the draft. Since I don’t follow college football, I do not know who is good at the college level. So it’s quite interesting to hear what people have to say. Perhaps there is a great QB in this draft that the Vikings could get. No harm in that ! ! !

  82. By Parody on Apr 25, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred – I don’t follow college football either, so I have to trust the opinions of the experts in this situation. Every expert is saying that this is one of the weakest classès of offensive linemen in years. With that in mind, and knowing that we already have an improvement to our offensive line by adding a better position coach, I think we’ll be better off finding the extra starters we need out of free agency and coaching the remaining guys back up to their 2009 level of performance.

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