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DE Brian Robison Anxious To Begin Season

Posted by Mike Wobschall on July 26, 2011 – 9:27 am

A fun position to watch during this year’s Verizon Vikings Training Camp will be left DE, where starter Ray Edwards is a free agent and there’s an impressive lineup behind Edwards to take his place should he decide to leave the Vikings.

Edwards has made no secret that he intends to test the free agent market and likely sign elsewhere. That leaves a starting opportunity for a few guys, most notably Brian Robison. The Vikings selected Robison in the 4th round of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Texas and he’s performed well, tallying 13.5 sacks in 4 seasons and earning a prominent spot in the Vikings DL rotation. He’s also played in all 16 games 3 times and 15 of 16 games once during his NFL career.

If Edwards does indeed sign elsewhere, Robison will enter camp as the favorite to win the starting job. Also competing for time at that position will be 2nd-year player Everson Griffen and rookie Christian Ballard, in addition to any free agents the Vikings may choose to sign.

For his part, Robison is excited to get the season going. He was among the first Vikings to show up at Winter Park on Tuesday and said he was looking forward to reporting to training camp on Sunday.

“I’m ready to go and get after it,” he told me just outside of Winter Park. “I’m looking forward to training camp and the preseason and the regular season, just all of it. I’m ready to get going. We’re going to have a good season.”

Robison, who was in Washington D.C. recently with fellow Vikings Steve Hutchinson and Ben Leber as part of the negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA, said he’s spent a few days at Larry Fitzgerald’s organized workouts on the campus of the University of Minnesota.


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96 Responses to “DE Brian Robison Anxious To Begin Season”

  1. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    By Carl K on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Rumor has it that the Vikings signed WR Andre Holmes from Hillsdale. He had 104 receptions and 1,368 yrds (school records) last year. Andre is 6’4 and ran a 4.45 40. Nice pickup Vikes!

    Thanks Carl K …. Mike, whats the word?

  2. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Dolphins rumored to get QB Pat Devlin

    and ESPN says BC LB Hurtzlegs picked the Giants

  3. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    ESPN full of good leads …. or rumors

    Packers will cut LB Nick Barnett

  4. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Fred Jones … your guy bartholomew the center you worshipped signed with the ravens

  5. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall … can you please make some of your info not blog related so we can have an on going fan chat instead of a new blog every hour … i appreciate your work

  6. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall …. ESPN says we signed a RB, wha wha what?

  7. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    we got a guy named locke?

  8. By Symon284 on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    any word on that safety from clemson

  9. By Carl K on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    New Orleans Saints signed DeAndre McDaniels, the safety from Clemson

  10. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    would be nice to come to vikings.com and get some updates :(

  11. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Cowboys cut OL Leonard Davis and RB Marion Barber

    Lions going after CB Jonathen Joseph

  12. By Carl K on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Pat Devlin signed with Miami and Adam Weber signed with Denver.

  13. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Good thing Chilly is gone or we would be signing ex Eagle K David Akers for 10-20 million a year and make him play WR

  14. By Carl K on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    I think we signed Nate Whitaker, the kicker from stanford.

  15. By Mike Wobschall on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    I can’t confirm on the website any of the guys that we signed but we’ll put up the full list once it becomes official.

  16. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    so we have to wait till friday 6pm est ?

  17. By Carl K on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn- if you google a players name, wikipedia is already listing the teams that sign them.

  18. By Symon284 on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    the vikes need to get a good lineman and safety in FA

  19. By Symon284 on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    it would be nice if the vikes could land eric weddle

  20. By Titus on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    I think Mike Wobschall is doing much better– he acted professional and looked sharp in the Toby Gerhart interview– Mike must have been working out on his skills during the lockout.

  21. By animal26 on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Symon284: the Vikings and weddle’s agent are talking and from what I’m hearing, both sides are having very productive talks. Right now the vikes look to have a good chance at him.

  22. By 4eversteve on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Two free agent RB’s were signed , Matt Asiata out and of Utah and Derrick Locke out of Kentucky.

  23. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings call Skins about McNabb …

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6804371/minnesota-vikings-washington-redskins-discussing-donovan-mcnabb

  24. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    testing

  25. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    i dont know i tried 4 times this blog must not like the link ive tried posting

    Here are who the Vikings are thought to have agreed to terms with:

    Chris Adingupu, CB, Prairie View A&M

    Conan Amituanai, OG, Arizona

    Matt Asiata, RB, Utah

    Andre Holmes, WR, Hillsdale

    Byron Isom, OG, Auburn

    Devon Torrence, CB, Ohio State

    we have pretty much said all of this but the link i tried posting to this info wouldnt post

  26. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Madieu Williams refuses pay cut and so the vikings are going after Eric Weddle …

    BaBye Madieu ” I cant tackle ” Williams ” or anyone else “

  27. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Madieu Williams Not Willing To Re-Structure Contract

    July 26th, 2011 Branden Lemke Posted in Main

    Vikings reporter Tom Pelissero tweeted that Leslie Frazier talked to saftey Madieu Williams’ agent about re-structuring his contract. Williams’ agent said Williams will “absolutely not go for it”. Could that mean the Vikings are prepared to release Madieu Williams?

    Nothing is confirmed beyond the point of Williams unwilling to restructure his contract, but one could only assume with his very lucrative contract and the Vikings needing to free up room in the salary cap, this situation makes Williams’ days with the Vikings a little bit in question.

  28. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings to release Jimmy Kennedy

    July 26th, 2011 Randy Perrin Posted in 2011 Free Agency

    Jimmy Kennedy stated he is no longer with the Vikings via Twitter.

    He had this to say:

    Vikings fans, Thank You for accepting as your own, but I’m sorry to inform you I AM NO LONGER with the team. I love you guys.

    Releasing Kennedy will free 2.5 million this year. Kennedy had a very disappointing season last year and it’s possible the Vikings are clearing way to bring back Pat Williams or bringing in a free agent DT.

  29. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    updated …

    Full List Of Vikings UDFA Signings So Far

    July 26th, 2011 Branden Lemke Posted in Main

    Like Adam predicted in a previous post, today has certainly been hectic. Undrafted free agents are signing with teams left and right. Here is a full list of who the Vikings have signed so far. Expect more throughout the day.

    -OG Conan Amituanai (Arizona)

    -WR Andre Holmes (Hillside)

    -RB Derrick Locke (Kentucky)

    -CB Devon Torrence (Ohio State)

    -RB Matt Asiata (Utah)

    -CB Ryan Hill (Miami)

    -OG Rod Huntley (Texas-El Paso)

    -K Nate Whitaker (Stanford)

    -WR Dominique Johnson (Cal Poly)

    -TE Allen Reisner (Iowa)

    -OG Byron Ison (Auburn)

    -CB Chris Adingupu (Prairie View A&M)

    -TE Ed Barham (South Carolina)

  30. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    WR Freddie Brown To Be Released

    July 26th, 2011 Branden Lemke Posted in Main

    Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune reports the Vikings have told WR Freddie Brown he will be released. Brown, a 7th round pick in 2009 by the Cincinnati Bengals, has been a member of the Vikings practice squad ever since coming to Minnesota.

  31. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Valdosta State Linebacker Signs With Vikings

    July 26th, 2011 Branden Lemke Posted in Main

    @MNsportszone has tweeted the Valdosta State website states UDFA linebacker Larry Dean has signed with the Vikings. Dean led the GSC in tackles in 2010 with 122, and was selected as the Darktronics National Defensive Player Of The Year and GSC Defensive Player Of The Year.

  32. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings in contact with WR Devin Aromashodu

    July 26th, 2011 Randy Perrin Posted in Main

    Multiple Sources reporting Vikings have been in contact with Bears free agent WR Devin Aromashodu. Aromashodu is most known for his 150 yard game against the Vikings in 2009. In that game, he burned Winfield for the game winning TD in overtime.

    Aromashodu stands 6’2, 201 lbs and is 27 years old

    Aromashodu could add depth if Vikings lose Rice in free agency or if they decide to release Berrian.

  33. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings Expected to Sign Free Agent OT Scott Kooistra

    July 26th, 2011 Randy Perrin Posted in 2011 Free Agency, Rumors

    According to Foxsports.com reporter Adam Caplan, the Vikings are expected to sign FA OT Scott Kooistra. Kooistra has been a backup for his entire career, playing 7 years with the Bengals and last year with the Ravens. He has started 1 game in his career and looks like the Vikings are trying to add some depth to their offensive line.

    Kooistra is 30 years old, 6’6 and 335 lbs.

  34. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    TJack rumored to have signed with Seattle ….

    Keep in mind everything talked about are handshake deals because actuall money and contracts cant happen till friday night at 6pm est

  35. By Cali on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    You know what your dirt bags need? A QB. Mcnabb, I doubt it. He’s no Favre, and with Tavaris jackson AND Sydney rice leaving, that just leaves A.d.d to do all the work. Even if you land Mcnabb, I doubt he’ll be a factor. We’ll pick him apart. And who’s the back up? Offense, sux, Defense, sux. Bottom of the pile in the NFC North. You might as well pack up and move to LA!!! CHUMPS!! Packer 4 life!!

  36. By Cali on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings still suck, Shawn knows nothing!!

    July 26, 2011 Cali posted in 2011..

    Uh, McNabb can’t help you. TJack was your best bet. Sydney Rice is leaving you. NOBODY likes your team anyway!!

    Cali, 5’9″ 200 lbs. Knows everything.

  37. By animal26 on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    thanks shawn for all the updates. You rule man!!!!

  38. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Thanx animal26 :)

    ESPN reporting TJack is a Seahawk …. Hasselback is out, Leinart also going to Seattle

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6804275/matt-hasselbeck-leaving-seattle-seahawks-tarvaris-jackson-matt-leinart-agree-sources-say

  39. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    The Minnesota Vikings have reached an agreement on a one-year contract with former Chicago Bears wide reciever Devin Aromashodu, a league source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

  40. By Justin F on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    @Cali

    Jackson was our best bet?! What are you smoking? Oh wait, you’re a Packer fan so you probably smoked and got high on cheese.

  41. By Daniel on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Harvey Dahl fellas. RG out of Atl. That would be a big time pick up for hutch replacement.

  42. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Aromashodu Agrees To One Year Deal

    July 26th, 2011 Adam Warwas Posted in 2011 Free Agency, Main, News, Offseason, Opinions, Roster Moves, Rumors

    The Vikings have a deal in place, reports Access Vikings, that will make wide receiver Devin Aromashodu a Viking for at least one year.

    Aromashodu is 27 years old, 6 foot 2 inches, and 201 pounds. After a promising 2009 campaign with the Bears, including a stunning performance against the Vikings, he had all the opportunity in the world to become the top end receiver Chicago needed.

    Instead, his season ended with two starts highlighted by 10 catches and 149 yards in 2010, and the trendy fantasy football sleeper was largely forgotten about.

    This is strictly a depth move and may allow the Vikings to create cap space by getting rid of Greg Camarillo, who is owed $1.7 million this season.

  43. By Parody on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    If anything, I’d hope that Aromoshadu is helping to fill in for Berrian and free up even more unproductive cap space. Maybe Camarillo isn’t worth 1.7M, but at this point I believe that he still can earn his paycheck much better than Berrian can.

  44. By Carl K on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    shawn – TheVikingAge.com is reporting the Bernard Berrian just tweeted:
    “I am really about to drive back to Fresno right now. smh.

    smh means “shaking my head”

    I don’t think Aromashodu is replacing Greg Camarillo, I think he might have replaced Berrian!

  45. By Parody on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Wow, I feel like I’ve missed 6-weeks of football. This site was averaging about one new blog entry per week for a while, and now after returning from a 2-day vacation, eight new blogs show up out of nowhere! I need to start catching up on the rumors now too….

  46. By Parody on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    @Carl – Just what I’m hoping for! Berrian hasn’t been any more productive than DA in the past two years, and DA is still on the promising side of his career.

  47. By Parody on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Of course, it’s not unreasonable to predict that DA is going to become Berrian 2.0, (Chicago free agent with promise that fails to deliver), but at least he won’t be getting a contract full of guarantees before he proves himself.

  48. By Carl K on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    I really like WR Andre Holmes and CB Devon Torrence the best out of all our undrafted rookie free agent signings. I am suprised to see that we signed 2 more rookie TEs.

  49. By Carl K on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Looks like Seattle wants S. Rice pretty bad. I am starting to get worried!

  50. By Parody on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    I think the TE choices hint at a couple of things. First, that we are looking to drop Kleinsasser and Dugan to free up cap space. That’s a bit disappointing, as I’ve always thought that Kleinsasser was going to be a lifer for the Vikes. Second, that we don’t intend to renew Shiancoe’s contract next year. That’s worrisome as well, but I’m not privvy of the Vikings’ contract deals, so I don’t know how much they need to do in order to agree with the new cap rules. It could also give extra indication that the Vikings are entering a rebuilding year.

  51. By Parody on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Carl, if we don’t get Rice (something that is appearing to be more and more likely) I’d be much happier if he ended up with Seattle. Recent news has indicated to me that the Bears are planning to throw the farm at him, and we really don’t need to help division rivals improve their roster against us.

  52. By Parody on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Strange thing about Rice going to Seattle though – they already took in Jackson. When Jackson started, Berrian was his favorite target, and he never was able to get positive results from Rice. Is that because it took 3-years before Rice figured things out, or that the two just have playing styles that don’t mesh up on the field?

  53. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    I hope the plan is to create enough depth at WR that we can cut BB and camrillo and give that money + a bit more and keeps Sidney Rice … maybe Rice justs wants out because of the QB situation and if we get McNabb it helps keep him OR maybe he all about the money which would be a little ignorant of his overall production through 4 years

    and yes we cant let him go to a division team

  54. By Daniel on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Wr`s are not harrd to find. Forget Rice. Looks like our new Two TE sets and our new Wr prospects have a slick feel to it. Nobody does old school that much on the offencive side anymore. Good Bye Berrian! hope you enjoyed your payday. Thanks for nothing. And Williams too. Anyone have any Eric Weddle Rumors? This Guy will be great for us. He will bring much needed fire and coverage for us. Great leader.

  55. By J. Webstar on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Not that I don’t care about Rice because I do! But isn’t he a restricted free agent? Doesn’t that mean we get a 1st and a 3rd round pick next year from the team that signs him if he does go somewhere else? Just curious.

  56. By animal26 on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Daniel, the only thing that I’ve heard about eric weddle is that the Vikings and his agent are talking and seem to be having very productive talks. As of right now, the Vikings have a good chance at possibly landing him.

  57. By animal26 on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Webster: sadly that is not the case. In the new CBA players become unrestricted when they enter their 4th season.

  58. By J. Webstar on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    That sucks! He might really leave now. At least we’ll still have Percy if he goes but I still want him to stay!

  59. By Daniel on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Weddle will be a steal if we get him. I would rather have Weddle over O.J. Weddle is awsome and has good age and strong leadership too. I love how things are forming so far. I don`t trust the open spot of OLB. If Lieber leaves, It bothers me for Henderson 2 is there. Manny Lawson would be A great fit.

  60. By Carl K on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    I also like the rookie RB Derrick Locke from Kentucky. He can run a 4.37 40 time and has a career kickoff return average of 27.1 yards per return, and also made 13 tackles on kick coverage as well. Derrick caught 95 reception in his career and also rushed for 2,618 yrds and 22 td. He is a little guy at 5’9 188… but he might be able to fight for roster spot as a kick off returner, 3rd down back.

    It looks like he can catch the ball, but can he block? I am not sure if he can take a roster spot from Booker, but he should be able to make our practice squad.

  61. By Parody on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    There’s still plenty of promise in young, unproven WRs on the team. Arceneaux out of the CFL can make a big splash. Jaymar Johnson has been looking promising in his first few years when he was given a chance (and off the injury list). And Aromashodu has potential as well. Good coaching could make all the difference in the world, and the league might be impressed with their performance.

  62. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings “Deep In Talks” With Sidney Rice

    July 26th, 2011 Adam Warwas Posted in 2011 Free Agency, Main, News, Offseason, Opinions, Rumors

    NFL Insider Jason LaCanfora took to his Twitter account late on Tuesday night to give the Sidney Rice fans some hope.

    “As expected Seahawks and Vikings deep in talks for Sidney Rice. Does he go to Seattle with his old coordinator or stay in MIN wit a new one?”

    That sentence suggests the Vikings aren’t letting Rice go without a fight and that they may be willing to match or exceed any offer the Seahawks are putting out there.

    Darrell Bevell already had a poor reputation in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and if he steals Rice away from the Vikings, he’ll probably never feel safe returning.

  63. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings Are Planning On Releasing Bernard Berrian

    July 26th, 2011 Branden Lemke Posted in Main

    This shouldn’t really come as a shock to anyone, but the Vikings are expected to cut WR Bernard Berrian according to PFT. Read the full article here:
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/07/26/vikings-begin-salary-dump/

    Releasing Bernard Berrian would free up a few million dollars in salary cap space. Some think the Vikings want to use some of the money they will be gaining through these releases to attempt to re-sign Pat Williams. I think otherwise. I know I’m a broken record, and despite the Devin Aromashodu signing, I think the Vikings may be looking at re-signing another one of their other unrestricted free agents. He wears #18.

  64. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    If pat william will miss 4 games why would we resign him with all the depth we have at DT and the importance of locking down rice , greenway. and AP

  65. By Parody on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    But we really don’t have much depth at DT. Kevin Williams is still around, and Letroy Guion has been productive as a backup, but beyond that there’s nobody. Fred Evans has yet to re-sign, and recent news tells that Jimmy Kennedy has been cut. Ballard has potential as a DE or DT, but he’s unproven. So we’re a little weak at the position right now.

    Not that I don’t agree that we SHOULD be doing all we can to get Rice back on contract, I just think that our DTs may not be as deep as you projected.

  66. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    hmm i thought fred evans was still under contract … and im not against pat williams just at his age , price tag , and suspension i figure he would be an easier replacemnt than sidney … rice really does have a special ability , i would say mosslike without as much speed

  67. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Two Sixth Rounders For McNabb

    July 26th, 2011 Adam Warwas Posted in 2011 Free Agency, Main, Rumors

    Jay Glazer has been all over Vikings news on Tuesday and he has tweeted the latest in the McNabb to Minnesota saga.

    Glazer says that the Vikings showed interest in Tyler Thigpen and Bruce Gradkowski but that they have a deal in place with Washington to bring McNabb to Minnesota.

    The price tag would be a “6th rounder in 12 and possibly 6th in 13.” So, two years worth of sixth rounders for MCNabb, hmm.

    As has been reported all day long, however, McNabb has to agree to taking a major pay cut or else the Vikings will turn their attention elsewhere.

  68. By Parody on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Fred was a Restricted Free Agent, but for some reason was not extended an offer. I’m not sure what’s going on with the coaches, but all I can guess is that they are seeing something promising enough out of Tremaine Johnson that they are convinced these older vets are not worth the money.

    Whatever’s going on, it looks like we are going to be getting a lot younger on the D-Line. Right now we have 2-rookies and 2 guys with 1-year experience. While on the other side of it, we’ve lost (or not yet re-signed) 4-vets.

  69. By Parody on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    WOW Shawn, I’m pretty surprised at that trade rumor. I’ve been saying for a few months now that I don’t want McNabb here, and that I think he will be a poor investment. So the rumor kind of worries me a bit too. The positive side of it is that Donny Mac will be expected to take a big pay-cut. I doubt he’ll buy in to that. But, the simple fact that the team is showing enough interest to humor a trade for him shows that I’ve already been wrong about what will happen in that arena.

  70. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    HAHAHAH

    The Seahawks do have cap room and an owner with deep pockets. He’d also undoubtably be their #1 WR. Most of all, Sidney would consider going to the Seahawks. They currently have former Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell & Tarvaris Jackson possibly starting at QB. But here is why Sidney should not consider going to the Seahawks… THEY HAVE DARRELL BEVELL & TARVARIS JACKSON.

    If conservative, predictable and du’ll play calling is Sidney’s thing; then he should go to Seattle. If playing with a QB who cannot read a defense, overthrows receivers on jump pas’ses and has the “deer in the headlights” look whenever there’s any amount of pressure then go to Seattle.

    FROM T H E V I K I N G A G E . C O M

  71. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    @Parody … Im on the other side and think McNabb would be an excellent mentor to Ponder and Webb and that Washington was just a bad place for him

  72. By J. Webstar on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Instead of getting Mcnaab, we should of dealt a 5th rounder to the redskins for Albert Haynsworth. Just make him restructure his contract than boom we replaced pat williams with much younger legs plus Haynsworth can play, he just hates the 3-4 defensive scheme. He would fit perfectly. Just an idea though I know the Vikes are short on money to spend.

  73. By Parody on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Back to the DL topic – how much does anybody know about Everson Griffin? All I really know is that he had 1st round talent, but personality issues caused him to drop to us in the 4th, (and also caused him to make the news a few times over the offseason).

    But considering that we have 2-solid starters at DE, (Allen and Robison), would his skills make it conceivable that the coaches will throw him into the mix at DT if and when they need to fill in the extra holes from Kevin’s 4-week suspension?

  74. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    @Parody .. I also think Sidney’s desire to leave might have something to do with his lack of faith in Ponder and Webb

    McNabb might be the perfect piece to lock Sid down for 6 years and mentor the kids

  75. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    yea im not sure about griffin , i hear he has talent and i know he seems to enjoy trouble

  76. By Parody on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    LOL Shawn. I got a kick out of that Jackson/Bevell comment. I tried to make a similar argument earlier, so we’ll see what really matters to Rice, love of the game, fame or money. Going to Seattle would definitely rule out the fame portion.

  77. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    yea that was funny it took me 4 tries to post it and i hope i made it clear its not my writing its from an article on thevikingage.com

  78. By Parody on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, I definitely appreciate that argument for McNabb. If we were able to keep Rice after signing McNabb, I would have no problem with it. Sidney’s success came from an old vet, so if fame and success are big on his mind, (which I’ve read they are) then by all means, let’s get McNabb on board….temporarily…

  79. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    its so nice to talk football again …. the lockout and stadium stuff was getting old

  80. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    we should sign chilly to be our press conferance speaker … hes always good for some fun

  81. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    its conjeture looking backwards

  82. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    bah forgot a c o well

  83. By Parody on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    But do you think that Chilly would start telling the truth now that he doesn’t work for the Vikings?

  84. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    lol no

    im just saying his only responsibility is to watch the game from the top row of seats and do the first part of the post game presser …. and after hes done drinking his water and saying some non sense the real post game presser would start

  85. By Shawn on Jul 26, 2011 | Reply

    or make a stage for him on the upper deck as far away from the coaches and players as possible give him a toy head set and a stick of gum a pencil and a clipboard …. he could be a mascott you know our ” special ” mascott that gives post game pressers

  86. By rye on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I like the idea of signing Mcnabb (especially if he is willing to come to MN for less money!).

    We have to remember that the offense Washington ran was pretty new to Mcnabb. The West Coast Offense the Vikings run will be extremely similar to the one He ran in Philly.

    Mcnabb is only like 34 years old. I think he has a couple good years in him. Exactly the amount of time we need to train and mentor Ponder.

    If the Vikings can sign Mcnabb and manage to get Weddle. That will be two major holes filled.

    Perhaps if they sign Mcnabb, we can move Webb to WR where he belongs. How can they justify not moving an athlete like that to WR to get him on the field. He is big, athletic, and can jump.

  87. By CA Norwegian on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks so much Shawn! I have to agree with Parody on McNabb. I think the hits he’s taken have reduced his value more than most think. Just listening to him in recent videos have caused that impression. He was a communications major, and though I hate the Eagles, but I used to enjoy his speaking. Maybe he’ll prefir the money to playing. If he comes, we’ll give him a chance.

  88. By CA Norwegian on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @ the OC… Webb in slot, Put Webb in motion, QB in the shotgun. Center snaps a ‘pass’ to Webb who begins a sweep option on the run. He can toss it down sideline to the go route, he can take upfield, he can pitch back to
    AP. He can jump, twist and pass a lateral back to the QB, who can bootleg or pass from the other side. Please make it real

  89. By CA Norwegian on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Something terrible about really big contracts… Jamarcus Russell, Haynesworth… If the bidding goes too high on Rice, I would hope we did not have our future absorbed by paying too much. This is really the game within the game. Elite OL, I think they are worth paying for when you have AP and plans for 1st downs.

  90. By Mike B on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Signing McNabb ends speculation on the evaluation of Webb as starting QB. It’s obvious that Coach Fraizer doesn’t feel Webb is a starter. It is also obvious that they also feel the Ponder is ready to start from day 1. Obviously there is value in getting McNabb with only 6 rounders in play and his restructuiring. I say this as preliminary as it is not confirmed. if McNabb is signed this validates that what I have said all along that the Coaching staff are not looking at Webb as starting QB. I am sure they will use him in wildcat type plays. Still hoping Rice wants to say with the Vikings, but is possible the price will be too high. Take care All

  91. By Carl K on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Mike B- We could be courting McNabb in order to keep Rice!
    If the coaches don’t want Webb at QB, as you claim, why do they have him at QB, and why do they keep saying he will compete for a starting spot?

    I will agree that if we sign McNabb and lose Rice, it will open the door to move Webb to WR. I am ok with that. But I don’t think it is obvious that the coaches, at this point, don’t want Webb at QB.

    I think everyone would like to see Webb take some snaps at QB at some point in the season or in a game.

  92. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Carl – It’s the same thing as last year, when the coaches were saying that Jackson and Rosenfels would be competing for the starting job, then Favre got an eight-million dollar raise, and both of them were given heat pads for their bútts. So long as McNabb is not yet officially a Viking, the coaches have to be prepared for the possibility that he will NEVER be a Viking.

  93. By Bryan on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I just read that the vikings are trying to sign braylon edwards!!!

  94. By animal26 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    well the Vikings won’t be getting Weddle. Chargers have made him the riches safety. Man, this really stinks!!!!

  95. By Cali on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Justin F, who else did you have that was better than T.J? Oh ya, the ol’ man. Now you got ANOTHER old man at QB. Might as well be known as the Minnesota Retirement home for washed up players!! While Farve sat, T.j was the best you. When McNabb fails, who’s backing HIM up??

  96. By unfavreable on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Now that we have McNabb, I think Webb should be moved to WR and we should sign another veteran backup for low cost (Patrick Ramsey?) in case McNabb pulls a classic Donovan and gets hurt so that we dont have to put Ponder in a position to get beat up his rookie year. Webb could be a great reciever, his athleticism reminds me of a younger Randy Moss. I also think Braylon Edwards or Malcom Floydd would be a really good pickup for the Vikes, but we definately need to dump Berrian.

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