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NFL QB Carousel Is Spinning

Posted by Mike Wobschall on July 27, 2011 – 6:47 am

It took a few hours, but the NFL news cycle eventually picked up steam late on Tuesday afternoon and into the evening. This is a QB-driven league and so far since the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) was ratified it’s been the QBs who’ve dominated the headlines.

This is significant for the Vikings because although the franchise’s QB of the future is likely already on the roster, there is a chance the Vikings consider bringing in a veteran passer to aide in the development of Rhett Bomar, Christian Ponder and Joe Webb and also perhaps even start games in the 2011 season until one of those youngsters is ready to take over.

Speaking of young Vikings QBs, a pair of former young Vikings QBs agreed to terms with new teams, as Tyler Thigpen landed in Buffalo and Tarvaris Jackson followed Darrell Bevell to Seattle. Jackson’s deal with Seattle set the stage early Wednesday morning for Matthew Hasselbeck to sign with the Tennessee Titans. While all of those players changed teams, Alex Smith has decided to stay put in San Francisco.

The carousel doesn’t stop there, though. A trio of other QBs appear to be on the trading block, with Philadelphia rumored to be in talks with the Arizona Cardinals to deal Kevin Kolb. In Denver, prevailing thought is Kyle Orton will be dealt, and the Cardinals might be a candidate for his services if a deal for Kolb falls through.

And we’d be remiss to not mention Donovan McNabb, who has clearly fallen out of favor in Washington. He’s on the trading block as well and the Vikings, who’ve been linked to McNabb in the past, are once again being talked about as a possible landing spot. We haven’t confirmed that possibility with the team, but a trio of high-profile NFL information men have been on the story, as Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Jason La Canfora of NFL Network and ESPN’s Adam Schefter have all linked the Vikings with McNabb.

Again, it’s unknown if the reports of the Vikings being in talks to acquire McNabb have any truth to them, but it’s something to follow and we’ll provide you with updates when appropriate. Stay tuned!


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452 Responses to “NFL QB Carousel Is Spinning”

  1. By BIG DUKE 6 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Please say it ain’t so. I thought we got rid of the I need the retreded Eagles coach.Why would you want McNothing for one year? Haven’t we wasted enough time with old QB’S. Take the QB’S you have and let them play. I have been a VIKINGS fan since 1970 AND this has to be one of the most notorious ——-‘s I’ve seen in a while, other than bringing back JACKA#S last year.

  2. By Jake on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Agreed, we don’t need him, give ponder the reigns

  3. By Karla on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    DO NOT…repeat…DO NOT…make this mistake…Vikes front office…please listen to the fans….no deal

  4. By David P on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Yes do not waste the salary cap and use the money for more pressing needs. Please for once use your heads and do not get this washed up QB.

  5. By Sonny on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I think McNabb would be a good fit for the Vikings for a year or two. Yeah, he’s getting old, but so is the rest of the team. We need an experienced quarterback that can get out of the pocket when necessary, and McNabb can be that guy. Let the kids get some reps in, but don’t put the world on their shoulders just yet. Work them in slowly. At the very least, give them someone to compete against to earn the job.

  6. By Mike Wobschall on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I’ve got to disagree with the first three commenters…I think McNabb instantly strengthens the QB position and it takes pressure off the youngsters to develop too quickly. It’d be great to have Bomar, Ponder and Webb be able to learn from a guy such as McNabb and, as good as those 3 players might be some day, McNabb gives the Vikings a better chance to win right away. And we’ve got to like that, right?

  7. By John on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Do not take Mcnabb. Ponder will do a great job and Webb is an excellent backup. We have a great running game already and good receivers. Stick with the new kids and let them go for it.

    We had our old man in Farve. That is enough. I live in NY and have been a diehard vikings fan since the days of Tarkenton!

    Stay with what we have now! PLEASE!!!

  8. By Russ on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Please do not sign McNabb, I agree a veteran QB may be needed however, NOT McNabb.

  9. By Mike Wobschall on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I think Ponder/Webb’s best bet to develop into the long-term starter is to watch a veteran this year. Throwing Ponder, specifically, into the fire this season with no offseason practices could wreck his early development. I think adding McNabb is a win-win…it helps this year’s team win and it helps Vikings teams down the road in years to come win because Ponder and Webb will develop better with McNabb in the saddle this year.

  10. By Jeffbleedspurple on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Though I would like to see Ponder behind center from the get go, only Ponder can make that happen, with less than 6 years combined experience of our QB’s a veteran QB needs to be brought in, I would have liked to seen Hasselbeck, but he is going to the Titans, so I think Mcnabb is the next best option available. Hopefully Ponder is brilliant enough to win the starting role.

  11. By Alex on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Why go after a guy with character issues? The Vikings should play it safe and sign Bulger.

  12. By Mike Wobschall on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Character issues? McNabb doesn’t have any character issues…not sure where that comes from.

  13. By viking56 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Okay I think McNabb will be fine for one year. If there was no lockout I would say go with Ponder, but I think bringing McNabb in for one year will only help to get S.Rice back. I think he will have a good year its Brett all over again, Brett wanted to come here but the Pack sent him to the Jets and he had a bad year. Then Brett comes to Minny and has a great year. McNabb wanted to come here last year they trade him to the skins and he has a bad year so he comes here this year and lights out???? Lets hope so and lets also learn from Brett just give McNabb one year the its Ponders team next year.

  14. By ponder sucks on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    ponder suck and it good that we can get some here to keep him on the bench as long as possible. it also gives the viking one more year to win before staring a rebuilding process

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

    If McNabb can help us resign Rice, than I guess am for it.
    I realize throwing Ponder or Webb into the fire to early could wreck their early development… but if McNabb is unwilling to help develop these guy or is unwilling to play a backup role, than that can wreck and tear apart a young team.

    I am not sure what to think about McNabb? Will he bring more long term baggage and problems than short term value or upside?

    I was kinda excited to see our young QBs play… feels like some cold water was just dumped on me.

  16. By Jake on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Mike, who says Mcnabb give us a better chance to win? Did you watch him play last year? Ponder is smart enough and talented enough to do it. he is mobile and accurate. I’ll take a rookie over washed up any day.

  17. By RobBob60 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    This would be one of the worst aquisitions in Vikings history. McNabb was third string on a team worse than the Vikings last year. If this is the best that you can do then do nothing and let the kids play. Use the money saved to address needs on the O-line or Defensive Backfield or maybe even a DT. We are tired of the re-treads and if Ponder is your QB of the future(and I think he is). Then let him PLAY!!!!

  18. By Jeffbleedspurple on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @ponder sucks: So how do you draw that conclusion? You seen him play in how many NFL games? That’s right, a big fat 0, your not much in to giving people chances are you.

  19. By Yellow on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    DO NOT SIGN McNabb. Face it, our best chance was in 09. We are not the same team anymore. Let us put the young guns into the mix and go from there. Give AD his long term deal. Resign Sidney Rice for the sake of our young QB.

    McNabb is a one notch down from Farve. Last year Farve went one notch down, why are we looking at another notch down the ladder? Take 2 steps forward and 5 steps backwards?

  20. By Mike Wobschall on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I am not comparing Favre to McNabb. They are different types of players with different histories and even with different skill sets. But, let me remind a lot of people who think McNabb is washed up that many people thought Favre was washed up when we acquired him in 2009. McNabb is 4 years younger now than Favre was in 2009 when he signed here. Maybe McNabb has lost it, but maybe he hasn’t. He had a bad year in 2010, but everyone in Washington did. It’s not uncommon for players, even in the advanced stages of their careers, to have a bad year but to then follow that up with a good year.

    The opinion that McNabb gives the Vikings a better chance to win now is not about comparing Ponder to McNabb. It’s about the lockout and how Ponder did not have the normal opportunities afforded to rookies who enter the NFL. Because he didn’t have OTAs, offseason program and minicamps, it’s going to take him a bit longer to learn the playbook. Don’t get me wrong, I think Ponder is a smart player and I think he and Joe Webb are great options for potential long-term QBs. But in terms of winning games early in the season and really throughout the 2011 season, McNabb increases the Vikings ability to win. Regardless of how you’d rate McNabb, Ponder, Webb and Bomar, there’s no disputing the fact that adding McNabb would make the Vikings QB situation better.

  21. By greginpa on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Who makes these decisions? Being a fan from the 70’s I can’t believe what I’m hearing. Last season was bad enough so here we go again? The Vikings should spend some money on an offensive line and let some other team deal with McNabb. I’d rather watch them lose but develope a young QB.

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

    Mike Wobschall – Can you confirm a trade for McNabb has been agree to. Ponder and Frazier have made statements as if a deal has already happened.

  23. By Anthony on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb is not even close to being done! Embrace him Vikings fans! I’m an Eagles fan & 5 fan & watched his games last year with the Skins. While his numbers weren’t great- he played prety well with no playmakers & a rotten OC (Shanny’s kid.) Forget the fact he was “benched” late in the year for no reason. Trust me!

  24. By SIMPLE SOLUTIONS on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    NO MCNABB PERIOD, I would rather see Farve back before Mcnabb any day

  25. By Jake on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Coach say the “stop gap” qb era was over now that he was in charge, or did i make that up?

  26. By JMFBinc on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb is the best thing for a veteran team like the Vikings. Veterans do not take well to youngsters who are unproved. Trust me McNabb is no where near washed up, with the right people and support he will lead this team to a Super Bowl WIN and you can bet the rent money on that.

  27. By Mdog on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    KEEP SIDNEY RICE! He’s our only hope, no matter who the QB is.

  28. By JMFBinc on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    P.S. Have anyone checked the schedule this year. This is a fairly easy schedule.

  29. By herold on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Indiana fan,bring on webb.Everybody whats him to be number two. I think he could out do mc crab. Go Webb

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

    In 13 games last year, McNabb completed 58% of his p@sses and was sacked 37 times! He had a QB rating of 77.1. McNabb tossed 14 TDs to 15Ints.

    McNabb has been sacked 394 times in his career! I am very worried about the combo of our OL and McNabb. This better not be 2010 all over again!

    Ponder and Webb can but up better numbers than what Favre and McNabb did last year.

  31. By Richie C on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    We have to stop playing the “the rest of the team is getting older so let’s get an old washed up QB that no one else wants to try and get us a Super Bowl win before every good player we have gets too old to get it done card ” Like the rest of you…I have been a Vikings fan as far back as I can remember and we keep pulling these old QB’s (Cunningham, Farve, Moon, to name a few) to try to get it done. I would like a QB that is “homegrown” to lead us to our first Super Bowl victory. GIVE THE YOUNG GUYS THE REINS AND LET’s DEVELOP OUR OWN STAR QB TO GO ALONG WITH THE REST OF OUR TEAM!!!

  32. By sandiamond on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Remember what Frazier said during this week’s presser. We want to pick up players that want_ to be a minnesota viking and McNabb is one of those guys.MB is in here posting so that should tell you a deal might be likely. 3-0 or 2-1 to start the season and the bashers are history imo

  33. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    WASTED TIME WITH OLD QBS? If he comes in for one year an does what Favre did in his first year here. Are you kidding me? It was well worth it for the Viks to get Favre to go to the NFC Championship game and McNabb can do that, they are certainly not wasting their time.

  34. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    And why just give the job to a rookie. We’ve seen i Green Bay what happens if a QB gets time to sit and what happens in Oakland when a rookie plays right away.

  35. By greginpa on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Favre still has life in him. Give a offensive line and a receiver, in other words keep Rice. Look at last year and you can see where the Vikngs were hurting. Favre being on his back all the time shows the receiving team was hurting without Rice.

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

    If we were going to go after NcNabb, why did we select Ponder in the first round? We could have drafted Mike Pouncey! We could have drafted CB Prince Amakamara! We could have drafted DT Nick Fairly! We could have drafted OL Anthony Castanzo.

  37. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I like the McNabb idea … for you haters its still a competition and if Ponder or Webb pay beyond belief and McNabb bites it well one of the kids will start

    Mcnabb Im sure has 3 values for us …

    1- I agree Washington was a bad fit for him and he will be hungry and have a great year

    2- He is a proven leader and a proven mentor, in Washington even when the chips were down he always said the right thing

    3- Sidney Rice might want out because he doesnt have faith in Ponder or Webb but maybe a McNabb makes him stay …. his one good year was with a good QB

  38. By Geoff H on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I’m a Viking fan since 1969 and a lifelong Philadelphia area resident. I am all too familiar with Donovan McNabb. This could be the single biggest blunder since the Vikes picked up Herschel Walker and then couldn’t figure out what to do with him. McNabb can throw a beautiful pass (once in a while), but will much more often put the ball in the dirt or three yards over the receiver’s head. His touch is lousy, his ball handling is suspect and he hasn’t got anything that I’d want a rookie to be learning. Solidify that friggin’ defense with a better secondary, resign Ray Edwards and hand the ball to AP. Three yards and a cloud of dust while the young QB’s develop will work if we stifle opponents on D. I would rather see Joe Webb putting it up 13-15 times a game out of play action and trust the defense to keep us in games.

  39. By Kris on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Go McNabb and Welcome to MN! He may not be the best QB, he may not be the worst QB. He is a veteran with class, and can coach and mentor the young guys. He can assist the coaches in keeping this a classy team. And, who knows?! Do people forget we took a Diva, washed up QB that had alzheimers about retiring, and he played one of his best NFL seasons in his 20 yr career here? McNabb had no options in Washington (passing/running) and he was a smoke screen for Beck, who Washington wanted to start all along. We’ll be fine, whoever is behind center, but McNabb will give Ponder a chance to develop and learn both on field and off field characteristics conducive to a productive and successful NFL career. Again, Welcome McNabb and much success!!

  40. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    You got AP, Jared Allen, Percy Harvin, Visante, and maybe Sidney. They are built to win NOW. McNabb is their only hope for that.

  41. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Titans signed Hasselback

    Jets resigned WR Santonio Holmes

  42. By DRS on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Everyone forgets that the old man, (as you all put it), got the Vikings one game from the SB in 2009, that no rooky ever made it the SB. Is McNabe the answer I do not know, I think there are better veteran QB’s out there on the free agency market. With such a short preseason a rooky is not the way to go, only fools would believe otherwise. History will tell you all you need to know about how much time on average it takes for a QB to mature to the point to lead a team to the SB. Even Fran Tarkington took some time in the NFL. The rookies will have their day in the sun if they learn their position and prepare themselves to be ready at any given time.

  43. By sandiamond on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    nice comments Kris and Michael! people are forgeting that Ponder has never taken a nfl snap and webb has only played in 4 games. How in the world can you people assume Ponder is the new leader now??

    Welcome to the minnesota vikings McNabb!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Profootballtalk.com is reporting McNabb is “UNHAPPY” with how the Vikings have handle the trade so far!

    ya, lets bring McNabb on board! He has never been happy in his entire career… and he is already complaining about the Vikings! This will work out just fine!

  45. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    there is no harm for 1 year. With Ponder/Webb, its a rebuilding year. With McNAbb, you have a CHANCE To compete.

  46. By lovefromminnesota on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    No McNabb. I think it should be a battle between Webb, Ponder and Bomar. Personally for chances I think it 40% Webb – 40% Ponder – 10% Bomar – 10% Veteran

  47. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb deal done just needs to agree to a contract ….

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82102380/article/vikes-will-acquire-mcnabb-from-skins-if-contract-reworked

  48. By crvikingman on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Please–Not McNabb. He has gotten really lazy over the last few years. He was also over-rated in Philly–Westbrook made him look better than he was. If you feel the need to go for a Vet QB–why not go for Orton? Or just give the reigns to Ponder.

  49. By Jake on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @michael what about st. louis, atlanta, baltamore rookies started

  50. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    all you haters … McNabb was in the probowl 2 years ago and now has had 1 bad year in Washington

    a bad fit in washington just like favre was in NYC

    WOOO HOOO WE WILL BE IN THE PLAYOFFS AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Jake there are a lot more instances of failrues. And besides this is Cristan Ponder not even close to Matt Ryan or Flacco talent.

  52. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Thank You Shawn

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

    Carl K. If the Vikings were so keen on Webb, why use a 12th pick of the first round on Ponder. The pattern of decisions made are much like it was with TJack. Webb is good enough to be a back up, but let’s get a Vet in here to assure us a chance to win now. In my opinion Webb makes an excellent wildcat player option. He is probably a good back up as QB or help in the WR rotation. From the moves made by the Vikings Webb is not NFL starting material. I am not a fan of Mc Nabb, but I think it makes sense with the situation for Ponder. I don’t see McNabb stepping down when Ponder is ready especially if McNabb is playing well. Someone mentioned our schedule and they are right we are in a situation to make a run at playoffs . We must handle the teams in our own division though. Have a Great Day

  54. By MEXICAN VIKINGS on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    We want Mcnabb! We want Mcnabb! We want Mcnabb! I heart my Vikes!!!!!
    Mcnabb heart’s our vikings!

  55. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Jake Tim Couch, JaMarcus Russell, Ryan Leaf, Joey Harrington

  56. By Kris on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    So CarlK, what you’re saying is that under the section “Rumor Mill” on ProFootballTalk.com, that you are taking all that as truth? That would be juvenile to believe all the “rumors” going around, and not wait to hear anything from either the organizations or the player himself. In fact, McNabb has always openly expressed his interest in the Vikings and his respect for the organization.
    Also, you ask why we drafted Ponder? We drafted him to start. Not at any specific time, and definitely not when he has had no official/formal practice with the team. You can’t expect to send out a high draft pick with no experience and allow him to be clobbered, then lose him to injury before we can even develop the player. We will have to pay him a sizeable amount, and with that, you may as well develop the guy under a seasoned, well rounded veteran starter with a ton of knowledge and experience.

  57. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    and Brandford in St. Louis has a long way to go. A 7-9 season does not justify starting him right away.

  58. By alec on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    a veteran qb is what we need right now although i dont think mcnabb is the one. we cannot throw ponder into the fire with no offseason practices we need to develop him. i would have much rather us go after hasselback. mcnabb is too much on our salary cap

  59. By Jake on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @michael
    Are you basing this off of what “experts” say or have you watched the kid play?

  60. By Dee on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Did any of use read what Brad Johnson said abour Ponder. I think thet should brign Farve back as QB coach.

  61. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    BTW if McNabb is as bad as you haters think it will cost us 1- 6th round pick and if he has a magical year it will cost us 2- 6th round picks

    how can you hate on that ? we are getting a 5 time pro bowler for a 6th round pick

    he was in the pro bowl 2 years ago and Washington had nothing to help him on offense …. sacked 37 times in 13 games? and still a qb rating of 77

    WE ARE PLAYOFF BOUND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  62. By Kris on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    And to follow up with my last comment, McNabb wouldn’t choose less money and less years in a contract if he was that “upset” with how we handled the situation. It’s obvious in his actions, ultimately, how he really feels about the team and organization if he signs for less and ends up here for training camp as soon as a deal is offically finalized.

    Let’s not forget the Washington Redskins have not restructured his contract for him yet, which is yet another tell tale sign as to who is potentially holding up the deal.

  63. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Jake who? Ponder? No I havent seen much in the kid but its not just him. I wouldnt have started Ryan either and just because it worked out for him doesnt mean it was a smart move. It was still very risky.

    Its always been my thought that if you can, you should always sit out a QB their first year.

  64. By sandiamond on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @ Carl, you are assuming too much from just one website. Let them hash out the details today and let’s move forward big guy!!

  65. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Dee
    Favre would be a great QB coach IMO

  66. By MEXICAN VIKINGS on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I have mucho love for Mcnabb 4 wanting to be a viking even with the redskins hes saving his star talent to lead us to are first superbowl and ponder open arms to Mr.Mcnabb#5 Go Vikes!!!!!

  67. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Yea even Ponder already welcomed McNabb

  68. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    5 TIME PRO BOWLER DONAVAN MCNABB FOR A 6TH ROUND PICK ….

    THATS SO BAD A** !!!

    FRAZIER FOR PRESIDENT :)

  69. By crvikingman on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I heard McNabb was seen drunk in Vegas last week. His friends had to carry him out of a restaurant at 8:30 PM. That’s some kind of off season training program he has going on. Brian Westbrook made McNabb look good for quite a few years down in Philly. Orton’s younger and has better stats.

  70. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn is one of the few people making sense here.

    I dont know if McNabb will be great. I think he could lead us to the SB or be like Randy Moss. But for a 6th round pick and a 1 year deal, its worth a shot.
    Either way, they’d win more games with him (or with Favre) than they would have with Webb, Bomar, or Ponder (and thats not a knock on their talent. I like Webb and Ponder can be decent but THIS YEAR, McNabb is worth the small risk.

  71. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I heard the vikings got a 5 time pro bowler for a 6th round pick

  72. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @crvikingman If Westbrook can make him look good. So can AP. The point is he is still a better opinion than the other rookies. Yes I agree Hasselback may have been better, but McNabb is right there.

  73. By Kris on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Trust me, if that was actual, factual news about LAs Vega, it would have been on news and video feeds everywhere. Wow, the things people will say and stoop to trying to paint a classy Hall of Famer in a bad light.

  74. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    THE POINT IS NOW WE HAVE TO GO GET SIDNEY RICE BACK. THEN WE’RE IN BUSINESS.

  75. By Tony # 1 Vikings Fan on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I think Mc Nab will do his part. He’s a veteran and a proven Leader. For the other quarterbacks that were out there Mc Nab has a better resume than all of them. For the next couple of years He’ll do a fine job! Go get’m Donovan

  76. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Kris Just like last year with Favre. People try and make these guys look bad. But honestlyif they win on the field. IDC what they do off the field. There are worse things going on in the world if in face McNabb went to a bar.

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

    Kris and Sandiamond – you make some great points – I will back off.

    I just don’t want to see a head ace for the Vikings.

  78. By Kris on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    100% Agreed Michael. He’s an adult. He’s in Vegas. There’s a lockout. He’s had some time to relax. Go for it. He’s earned it. IF it even happend. Let’s worry about securing some of the questions and holes we have now. We all know that the QB position will be secure, no matter what takes place.

  79. By Jesse on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Please, I beg you, DO NOT SIGN McNabb. Give me something to believe in and look forward to this year. Why not let Favre be the wise old timer, he would be a great mentor and it would be fun to see him get a few quarters in this year. Spend some time developing a new, young QB and quit trying to squeeze every last touchdown out of someone who doesn’t have it anymore. What does McNabb bring to this table?

  80. By McNabb on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    btw did you people forget what happens in vegas stays in vegas and momma said nobody like tattle tells

  81. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas

  82. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Minnesota-Where Hall of Fame quarterbacks revive their careers.

    (Hey-it worked once)

  83. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Real quick from people who read this.

    For 1 year: Vote
    Favre or McNabb

  84. By crvikingman on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb doesn’t have the work ethic it takes to be successful. He’s not a terrible QB, but he’s not going to give it a 110%. AP’s going to get another year older and the chance for a super bowl run will slip slowly away.

  85. By Kris on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb

  86. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb

  87. By crvikingman on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    favre

  88. By crvikingman on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    orton

  89. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    (Update: The Pioneer Press tweeted that the McNabb to Minnesota rumors had veterans “hyped” at Winter Park today. I can’t help but wonder if Sidney Rice would also feel “hyped” by all of this talk.)

  90. By Kris on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    We may entice Rice to stay if we have a veteran passer. He knows that his success depended upon #4 during his reign, because T Jack couldn’t get him the ball. So with McNabb, Rice may be the Go To guy and he may know if he stays, he makes it worth his career.

    The Vikes could sign him to a one year to see how everything pans out, especially with any lingering affects from the hip problems and surgeries. And he may benefit from McNabb signing! C’Mon Sidney! Stay around!

  91. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I’ve said it earlier ina previous blog, but here it is again. I’m not thrilled about it, but I’ll be content with the McNabb deal IF we get Sidney Rice back.

    One of the biggest concerns of his that I’ve learned is that he wants to be playing with proven talent at QB. McNabb is about as proven as it comes, especially in regards to how Rice found success. So hopefully it’s enough to convince him that McNabb in Minny is better than Bevell & TJack in Seattle, or any other team that’s courting him right now.

  92. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Oh, and as far as that quick poll goes, Favre/McNabb, 4/5. I’ll take #5.

  93. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    heres a slightly dimmer McNabb article …

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/126251863.html

    contract talks weve seen how negotiations go with the lockout

  94. By Hothouse on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    We need a veteran QB now. If we get McNabb, great. Favre would have been a better mentor for Ponder as they are very similar. We need to keep Rice and to do that we need McNabb. Rice will jump ship with a bunch of rookies. Look for Webb to be a reciever if that happens. Most of you commenting on the rookie QB’s starting have never played a lick of football. A rookie QB with our OF line would be on his back most of the game.

    Another lousy season with a bunch of rookies is not what we want. Get McNabb and let’s see how it all works out. Who knows we might all be celebrating in the end.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  95. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Adam Schefter from ESPN on McNabb deal …

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6807795/donovan-mcnabb-trade-minnesota-vikings-place-sources-say

  96. By indyviking on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I despise all things NFC East but I’ve always had a ton of respect for McNabb; he has the head and the competitive drive to be a winner. I think he’d be coming in with a bigger chip on his shoulder than the old gunslinger did and I think he could make 2011 special. I want to see the Vikings playing in Indy on February 5, 2012!

  97. By David P on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    When you have tirades with your coach during a game you have character issues. He has no respect for authority and once benched (which will happen) he will be a sore spot for the vikings. Signing him is DUMB, DUMB, DUMB.

  98. By ThePlainsman on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I’m skeptical about McNabb too, but as someone already posted, without OTAs, minicamps, etc., and a rushed training camp, throwing a rookie in there and expecting to make the playoffs is a pipe dream. Ponder is no Sam Bradford, let’s be honest. He might turn out to be a pretty good QB, but this is an unusual year with the lockout. It’s the reason the Titans signed Hasselbeck instead of letting Jake Locker get on the field. Locker was drafted ahead of Ponder. It’s the reason Blaine Gabbert ain’t getting on the field this year. The only rookie who might, MIGHT, play quickly is Andy Dalton, and that’s only because Palmer ain’t coming back and the owner Mike Brown is an idiot for not trading Palmer for a credible veteran replacement.

    Nope. Sit Ponder this season and play McNabb. Then turn it over to Ponder next year, if he demonstrates in practices and next year’s minicamps, OTAs, and training camps that he’s ready.

  99. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I’m Mccited.

  100. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I’m not 100% sold on that statement Plainsman. Cam Newton looks like a good bet to start on day one for the Panthers. He was the #1 pick and from what I can tell, his biggest competition right now is Jimmy Clausen, maybe Matt Moore. I doubt either one of them will show that they can be more productive when the first game of the season rolls around.

  101. By purplerainman on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Awesome Trade! – I actually approve of this move. It’s not so much McNabb’s talent as it is the threat. Sign Rice and we’ve got some wicked weapons this year. I like it. To think you could turn Ponder over to the black and blue division right now is ridiculous. McNabb is more than a team player – ask Mike Vick. Plus he needs an SB before his career ends. I’m certain he’s hungry for it.

  102. By Tracy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    At least Favre played with heart and his players respected him. McNabb wouldn’t know what playing with heart meant if it dropped out of the sky in front of him. Mr. I got to scramble out of the pocket and hope I make it to the endzone is not what this team needs! UGH! he’s the reason I live near Philadelphia and HATE the Eagles.

  103. By Pat the Viking on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I like the fact that we are gaining McNabb – but I think that there will be a VERY VERY hard decision for the coaches to determines WHO will be #1, #2 #3 and maybe even a #4 QB spots. Ponder good – Webb got a year under his belt – alot of ppl doubt him last year – but this guy ( WEBB – may start ) This new Kid Bomar comes from TX – they BLEED Football and I heard he can make plays happen – PLAY MAKER – McNabb got PLENTY of Football left in him and KNOW how to win in the NFL.

    I guesss it will come down to WHO our Offense Line likes and wants to lead them to the SuperBowl as Champion this year.

  104. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    yea we need OL help but McNabb, well actually all the QBs, can move around.
    Favre got domolished last year. He got no help what so ever.

  105. By David P on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    IndyVikings, The only way you will see the Vikes playing in Indy is playing a seaon of Madden on Xbox or PS3.

  106. By David P on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    When Mcnabb was in Philly how many super bowls did they win?

  107. By Canadian Vikes Fan on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Worst trade since Hershel Walker? LOL we gave up a 6th round pick.. People hating on this trade are the same ones that were hating on Favre before his first year and what happened there? I’m a huge Ponder supporter, but no rookie QB has EVER won a Superbowl, and letting him sit for a year or two is probably the best thing that could happen, look what happened in Green Bay. Webb is still a weapon and they could bring him in for some dangerous wildcat. This is huge for the Vikings and they are no longer an afterthought in the NFC North

  108. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Tracy. your right about Favres passion and stuff but I think McNabb wasent in a good situation with Washington or near the end in PHilly. I thnk Here in Minny, hes got a great team around him.

  109. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @David P How many have Minny won recently

  110. By Mike Wobschall on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Great comments by Canadian Vikes Fan. Right on!

  111. By David P on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Michael,
    None so why go get McNabb. This has to be the dumbest thing the vikings have will do if the trade goes thru. Next to the walker fiasco and the 2010 draft. I have been a vikings fan since 1963 and I am beginning to wane. Another washed up QB and another painful draft to live thru.

  112. By David P on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Mike,

    Just to add another point. This trade is DUMB, DUMB, DUMB. Even Orton would have been a better choice.

  113. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @David P
    I dont think there are too many SB winning QBs sitiing around. Hasselback didnt win. Favre’s still good but doesnt want to play any more. And “another washed QB”? Favre clearly wasent washed up when he lead them to the NFC championship game.

  114. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb, a guy who is 10x more proven than Orton, was significantly cheaper than Orton or Kolb

  115. By Skol_Vikes98 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Why McNabb? Its not even that I despise the man, but I am so tired of the Vikings QB Carousel. The one season wonders! If he does well this year, they may want to resign him, which is a bad idea. Cunningham. George, Johnson, and Favre. Once decent season, then back to the junker. Heck, I’m sure I forgot someone. I would rather have seen Culepper resigned than McNabb, because this isn’t suppose to be McNabb’s show. They should have given the spot to Webb.

  116. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    David, just curious….does the “P” stand for Pessimist ?

  117. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @DavidP .. McNabb never through a tirade in Washington, he was always respectfull and the closest thing he ever said to negative was something very close to …. I dont agree but he is the coach

    stop using lies to argue

  118. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Skol_Vikes98
    Hey if a 1 year wonder lead us to the Super Bowl, Im happy

  119. By Titus on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb would be a great addition. All these naysayers can just calm down.

  120. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    lol nova with another great post

  121. By edgypadre on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Don’t waste your money on Mcnab, get some blockers in the offenseless line or no matter who the qb is, he’ll get mawled like brett.

  122. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @ Shawn, how are you buddy? I don’t see how a 6th-round draft pick can hurt us.

  123. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I do agree with @edgypadre
    They despritly need some OL help and possibly WR help (if Rice leaves)

  124. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    yea again Brett got killed last year which is why i still think he could play but he does need some help

  125. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Im alright , happy to talk football again … the CBA and stadium talk was getting tiring

    a 5 time probowler for a 6th round pick or if he has a magical year 2 – 6th round picks sounds great to me … with McNabb we will be in the playoffs again and that will be better than last year

    and how are you Nova?

  126. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Another year older and ( I hope ) another year wiser.

  127. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Eric Weddle Re-signs With Chargers

    July 27th, 2011 Branden Lemke Posted in Main

    Well, there goes that. According to @stutChargers (San Diego Charger news and headlines on Twitter), FS Eric Weddle has re-signed with the Chargers. The Vikings were talking with Weddle’s agent yesterday, but no offer was extended to Weddle from the Vikings. It will be interesting to see if the Vikings continue to pursue safeties in this free agency class.

    BAH … CANT GET THEM ALL

  128. By peever on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I didnt like the farve era and I dont like going with mcnabb either…both are good regular season qbs that allways choke on the big one…..how many nfc championship games did mcnabb play in?how many did he win?how many playoff games did farve choke in?where is jim mcmahon?or jeff george?

  129. By Skol_Vikes98 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Michael, it hasn’t worked yet.
    Remember 98 / 99 and 09 / 10

  130. By jon on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    yes get some linemen so our Quarterbacks can be protected. here are some names to replace (McKiney,)

  131. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    larry fitzgerald on mcnabb …

  132. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @peever Favre has a better playoff record than Peyton Manning. No one says he chokes.

    @Skol_Vikes98

    THEY WOULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN THAT FAR W/O HIM.
    WE SAW WITH TJ…LOST IN THE FIRST ROUND. FAVRE GOT THEM TO THE NEXT STEP.

  133. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    alright Fitz, come here to play with him

  134. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    1500 ESPN Twin Cities caught up with Larry Fitzgerald to find out what he thinks of the Donovan McNabb trade. Unlike many observers, Fitzgerald believes McNabb is a good fit for the Vikings. Did I mention that Larry Fitzgerald is a fantastic football player, an amazing human being … And did I mention that he’ll be a free agent after next season and the Vikings will probably need a wide receiver really bad? McNabb probably won’t still be around by then but you never know. Maybe if McNabb has a great season for the Vikes, Fitzgerald will be more enticed to sign with his hometown team.

  135. By Heath on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    The O-line shouldn’t be in bad shape provided everyone is healthy this year and we do need an elite receiver if rice doesn’t stick around or if he once again is not completely healthy, but I think McNabb will be a good fit provided he knows that when Ponder is ready to take the reigns that they are his to take. The position we need to worry about is what are they going to do about our safetys on defense.

  136. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Since when is Fitzgerald an expert on the Vikings? This seems wierd – different division from the teams that McNabb has played in and from the Vikings, but he’s being interviewed as if he’s an expert on the subject…

    I guess the redeeming factor is in his final comments where he says he’s a Viking fan. If that’s the case, when is he going to come be a Viking Man???

  137. By David P on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I was ahppy to see favre in a Vikes uniform. Mcnabb even for a 6th pick amd the money that could have been sued for other areas of concerns. I also agree that a teaching QB is needed but McNabb. Only time will tell but I think it was a bad decision. But one thing is for sure. In Decemember hindsight will be 20/20.

  138. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    parody dont forget Fitzgerald was a viking ball boy under dennis green during moss / carter years

  139. By David P on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Also it is easy to be here on off the field, so lets wait and see. I will watch each week to see what happens.

  140. By Skol_Vikes98 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @ Michael ….. still not the answer to our problems. If the Vikings want their first true franchise QB, they gotta take their lumps. Bradford, Statford, Sanchez, Ryan…. all took their lumps. We apparently do not have the patience for it, which is why no one ever developes in our program.

  141. By coach on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    all you fans have no idea how to run a football team, it just like any other large corporate business, you don’t throw a your youngest employees to the top, they have to earn or have something special to be on top,it may or may not take some time, you would be a fool not bring in a veteran of Mcnabb’s experience into your team to help with the young QBs on this team, Mcnabb has a lot of experience to pass on and that is what they will expect of him

  142. By J. Webstar on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Okay so I’m really skeptical about Mcnabb, but I was also skeptical when they brought Farve in. Now the Redskins had NO playmakers and a terrible O-line last year so I’m gonna give him the benefit of the doubt for now because he was actually good in the first few games with them but then teams saw the obvious weaknesses and took advantage. I believe Mcnaab will be good for us plus this allows Ponder to sit and watch which will be great since he had no offseason to practice.

  143. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Okay, I just researched Fitzgerald and found out that he grew up here. I’m kind of surprised that I had never heard of him, since he graduated high school just one year before I did – the same year that my high school team was projected to have an outside shot at the state championship.

  144. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @ Sahwn – I couldn’t have forgotten that…

    .

    …I never knew it! :P

  145. By The guy that makes sense on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    WWWWWWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!why did we have to get Mcnabb! I thought we were going to rebuild the team not make it worse. good thing we have a line. wait that’s another team. Well no super bowl for the vikings

  146. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Skol_Vikes98 or look at what the Packers did. Aaron sat for like 3 years and look what they did. and when he was sitting they were still competive with Favre (went to the NFC Champinship game)

  147. By coach on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    superbowl ? Wow

  148. By jdude on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    you forgot a period guy that makes sense.

  149. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Lets be honest here. IDK if McNabb will be great or even good, but he will be better than Ponder or Webb and give them both a chance to learn and practice.

  150. By DRS on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    peever, how many sb’s has Farve won?

  151. By DRS on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I Vote 1 for both Farve & McNabb be on the Vikings team.

  152. By J. Webstar on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @DRS Farve has won one superbowl.

  153. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    1 @DRS

  154. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    went to 1 …been to 2

  155. By DRS on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Farve coach the young QB’s and Mcnabb Qb’s one year to take all the hits if the OL plays like last year.

  156. By animal26 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings will not be getting Weddle from the chargers. The Chargers have just made him the richest Safety in the game. Man this really stinks!!!!!!

  157. By Arrow86 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I like McNabb. He immediately offers the Vikings offense leadership. During the lockout it was reported on NFL network that the other NFC North teams had player led light workouts. The Vikings did not. Ponder tried to get the guys to come together, but they wouldn’t. Ponder and the rookies worked out. I don’t see McNabb being the QB to hoist the Lombardi trophy for the Vikes, but as last year proved we have a long way to get back to respectability. He’s a great mentor to work with Ponder, “The Bomar experiment”, and Webb. Collin Cowherd on his radio program “The Herd,” this morning pointed out McNabb’s stats inside domed stadiums is even better than when he plays outdoors. He also discussed the pass rush that the Lions, Bears, and Pack can generate. It’s not the best environment for a Viking rookie to get on the job training. (My prediction is that Fairley with the Lions will be the defensive rookie of the year.)

  158. By huki on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    hey
    i keep hearing these clisches, that coaching staff do what’s in best interest of the team.fact is that they are alway looking for short term solutions, and seeking for results.I THINK fRAZIER DESERVES SOME TIME , AND HE MAY GETS IT FROM THE OWNERS JUST LIKE CHILLI DID.He should be brave go with Ponder do not waste time with mcnabb, who is ok , but we all know he’s got no future what so ever.The best interest of the team is to find a franchise qb, and that aint mcnabb.Ponder?could be, better find out.I f he turns into a ryan , than all fans are willing to sacrifice a year or two. Let’s give ponder a try

  159. By Arrow86 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Follow up on McNabb’s domed stadium stats. He is statisticly the 4th best quarterback in NFL history when playing in domed stadiums. Considering, (if the roof holds up.) the Vikings will play a minimum of 10 games in domes this season, it makes sense.

  160. By DRS on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Why does every blame Farve for 2010 when it was the entire team that stunk up the dome, from players not playing up to their potential; for whatever the reason,($$$$), Too coaching calls that coast us games. The team stunk and they should have given the ticket price back to the fans for failure to perform.

  161. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @DRS THANK YOU

    and btw: I was at the game at Green Bay. The refs blew it. There went the season.

  162. By Titus on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb is a great addition. All the negativity can be ignored. The rest of us will enjoy the playoffs.

  163. By huki on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    all i am saying with mcnabb, the future is behind us

  164. By DRS on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    If McNabb wants to play for the Vikings and for less pay, why not? He will do fine if we have a team willing to do their jobs, if not McNabb will be the next QB to have their playing days ended. We need football players who will show up, day after day and be the best that they can be no matter what.

  165. By Chris on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    It takes a TEAM to win. You can’t blame the QB for every loss. Let’s hope Rice stays. I think Rice and McNabb could do wonderful things!!!!

  166. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Lets just give the guy a chance. And that does not mean jumping all over him after 1 or 2 loses. IF this is really where he wanted to be all along, then he will work hard, and when he tries, he still is a top-tier QB. Give him 8-10 games.

  167. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, I’m McCited!

  168. By DRS on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Any new news on the stadium question?

  169. By Titus on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Nova is back in the house! Is it official yet- is McNabb in purple?
    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  170. By vikeforever on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I was never a McNabb fan! I was really excited about Ponder getting the start. But if the reality is that Mac 5 gets here,trying to explore the reasons why. #1 sign S.Rice if this gives him the incentive to sign with us because he is a veteran.#2 because of the lockout Ponder would not be ready to start. #3 Farve got killed last year with our O line, McNabb should be able to extend a play with his feet…other than that I cant see the reason why we got him…

  171. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    and if McNabb loses..We would not have won with Webb or Ponder anyways.

  172. By DRS on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings have the team to go all the way, now will they play or will they revert to 2010 and make all the excuses why they once more are unable to perform.

  173. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Think of it this way, the Ravens won a Super Bowl with TRENT DILFER. Anybody who can tell the difference between a football and a garden hose realizes that McNabb was, and still is, a better QB than Dilfer could ever dream of being. If the entire team comes together, who knows? It happened in Baltimore.

  174. By DRS on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/205315/group/news/

  175. By DRS on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Have a great day, one and all.

  176. By Titus on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Nova, so nice to see a head with reason.

  177. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Flattery will get you everywhere!

  178. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    And I’m big and strong and handsome and rich and a liar………….

  179. By Tim on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I think trading for Mcnabb was a good trade now we really got some Depth at QB Mcnabb Ponder and Webb

  180. By helmet on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I say welcome to mn mcnabb. we should re-sign rice and trade berrian and a couple draft picks to the cardnails for fitzgerald. we should go after asomough and move winfield to safety. ive heard through the grapevines if we dont resign rice berrian would be the go to guy but if rice dose resign berrian would be out of minnesota.

  181. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    We should have just thrown Berrian, our “gift” to the Redskins.

  182. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    *thrown Berrian in

  183. By Titus on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Is it official that McNabb is a Viking?

  184. By J. Webstar on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    yeah it’s official

  185. By montrivont on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb is a good fit, and Ponder is not ready to be a starter yet. As for Rice his one great year was with a great QB throwing the ball. Yes Farve’s last year was bad. Rice has had how many injuries? Before Farve, Rice didn’t do that much. We do have a great running game, but we will not win with a running game on offence alone. WE HAVE TRIED THAT. Thank God T. Jack is gone. Have fun Seattle. Personaly McNabb gives us the best chance to win. There’s Kyle Orten. Wonder what the Bears would do to him twice in a season. McNabb has a bad rep. but look what he did for the Eagles. He was the Offence for a few years.

  186. By huki on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    just got a new born baby girl on board and she is a vikings fan for ever

  187. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Titus its not official … the parameters of a deal are in place but McNabb needs to agree to a contract b4 its still not official

    nothing is ” official ” until friday at 6pm est

  188. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Congrats Huki, I had one 22 years ago. Start off with purple diapers. Hint…..your wife might complain, but is that really important?

  189. By Philip Patterson on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Why do the Vikings persist with the same old rutine of going out and signing these old worn out QBs thers must be something wrong with Mc Nabb when you have Coaches like Reid and Shannahan wanting to get rid of him why do the Vikings keep falling for the same old trick.
    DONT DO IT AGAIN.

  190. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Way to go Huki! Was she just born today? You should name her Donnovan!

  191. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Philip Patterson – The “old worn out QB” sets up the transition to the “new young stud”. Favre and Johnson were SUPPOSED to transition into Jackson, but he just couldn’t cut it, so the project failed, but it was the right choice. Jeff George and Randall Cunningham gave us the transition into Culpepper, which actually did work out pretty well until he got injured and lost his favorite target.

  192. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    ALso, Warren Moon transitioned us into Brad Johnson, but the coaching staff didn’t have the patience to let him become a star, and let him leave to win his Super Bowl elsewhere.

  193. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    And set 8,000,000 C.F.L. records.

  194. By Rick on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Way to go Huki!!!! I guess Chilly gonna be on NFL net starting Aug 4 for a wk. otta be a hoot. He’s already mentioned Mcnabb a couple times and how good he will be with a chip on his shoulder (here we go again)

  195. By Moah Naccio on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    come on guys think about it. remember two seasons ago when we got a washed up QB by the name of Brett Favre? yeah he was horrible last season. but there was no way he was gonna relive the career making season he had two seasons ago. i say we try mcnabb out, and if it doesnt work after a few games, theres always the young guns we could try. this is a rebuilding season

  196. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    On the flip side of things, you have Stafford over in Detroit who started his first game as a pro. They had a veteran (D.Culpepper) who could have managed the team until Stafford was a little more aware of the game, but they decided to thrust him and his fat contract into the spotlight right from the getgo. Between multiple injuries, he’s pulled off a QB rating of 67 with 19 TDs to 21 INTs. That looks pretty sad considering the record breaking contract he landed.

  197. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Excellent point Parody. Those shoulder injuries sometimes leave you with a brittle arm.

  198. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Brad Childress on the N.F.L. Network is like Roseanne Barr on ” Girls Gone Wild”.

  199. By sellnfl on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    i think so too

  200. By Nicholas on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Thankyou everyone who has been keeping us updated on the free agent signings, etc.

    Also; Please stop all of the negativity–it will not make the situation any better.

    I think we are in a great position..still having good veteran support..while at the same time we are building our franchise of the future.

    Our QB situation as it is now, is BETTER than it has been in a looooooooong time…especially if we sign Mcnabb.

    I say, please show all the support you can for the future of this franchise…2010 shall not be repeated! The Leslie Frazier Era is going to be a good one!

  201. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I’M MCCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  202. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    There’s a disturbing image Nova,…

  203. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Just about getting a vet QB, Parody. I really think, for a 6th-rounder, it was a good move. We had no experience at QB.

  204. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Who knows, it might be a “rebuilding” year( I hate that term ) or much better. At least it won’t be an 11 loss rebuilding year.

  205. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Carson Palmer would apparently rather give up $Millions than stay in Cincinnati. At least Mcnabb wants to play here.

  206. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_18559305

    Former Vikings coach Brad Childress, who was McNabb’s offensive coordinator in Philadelphia, said on NFL Network today that he expects to see a resurgent McNabb.
    “If I know Donovan, he has a chip on his shoulder right now,” Childress said. “He’s an ‘A’ character guy.”

    UH OH Chilly likes the move …

  207. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Chili and chips…………..

  208. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder ‘excited to have McNabb join’ Vikings

    July 27
    St. Paul Pioneer Press

    “Chris’tian Ponder apparently doesn’t have any issue with the Minnesota Vikings trying to acquire quarterback Donovan McNabb from the Washington Redskins.

    “Excited to have McNabb join,” the Vikings’ first-round draft choice said on Twitter today. “Will learn a lot from a Pro Bowler. But that doesn’t mean I’m not still fighting to start week 1!” “

  209. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    nova loved your Chilly to Roseanne comparisson

  210. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    o nevermind he said ” if i know donavan ” …. we all know chilly mixes his words to confuse people … he doesnt know donavan

    were still good

  211. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    besides its all conjecture moving backwards now

  212. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, Parody is right. It’s a scary thought.

  213. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    UDFA RB Derrick Locke is Released

    July 27th, 2011 Randy Perrin Posted in Main

    UDFA Derrick Locke has failed a physical and has been released by the Vikings. Locke didn’t show up on the Vikings official UDFA list that was released today and he confirmed on Facebook that he failed his physical. Locke would of been competing in camp as the 3rd running back with Lorenzo Booker.

    Tough break for the UDFA and hopefully he can make his way on another team in the near future.

  214. By Titus on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Parody, did you mark my words?

  215. By SoCalVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I love getting McNabb……what a bunch of whiners on this site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  216. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Chilly talks …

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/minnesota-vikings/09000d5d821063e5/Childress-on-McNabb-He-s-got-gas-left-in-the-tank?module=HP11_content_stream

  217. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I would say that overall, most people on this site are o.k. with the deal.

  218. By Titus on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  219. By tonepepp on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Nice point Parody. I remember another ex-Viking QB winning a super bowl. Played for the Oakland Raiders, Rich Gannon.
    Being a Viking fan since they lost super bowl 11, watching us lose 4 or 5 NFC championships since then, I have had nothing but bad luck. I am not sure its the team who gave it to me or I gave it to the team.
    Remember 1998, Randell Cunningham came out of a couple year retirement, and was super.
    I saw Webb last year and he is not ready. Who is Ponder? Oh, 0 games played so far.
    I say bring in McNabb for one year. If McNabb stays healthy, we got a chance to make the playoffs. Rice is not the only WR we got. Don’t forget one play Percy.
    McNabb can get the ball to healthy “ringers”. Especially with the backfield he has. If Mcnabb gets hurt, then ya let Ponder have a shot if he is that smart.

  220. By Titus on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    We are definitely real contenders again– we can continue from 2009, and let 2010 be a blip on the screen. McDome will be rockin’!

  221. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Titus – That sounds familiar – was that on a discussion about McNabb? I can concede that I was wrong. I’ll just have to live with it.

  222. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Ray Edwards not against coming back

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/09000d5d82105c05/Sugar-Ray-Edwards-on-set

  223. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks for the link, Shawn, but I had to turn it off after about 45 seconds. It was like listening to the dentist’s drill.

  224. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Oh man…McDome? Why do people always have to hand ownership of the team over to whatever veteran QB is coming to town? I think that’s what I hated most about Favre. He joined and people gave all the credit to him, and barely even talked about anybody else. It was sickening after just a few hours….

  225. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Nova – the first 45 seconds of it was a Gillette Proglide commercial…

  226. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I meant the first 45 seconds of Chili’s babbling.

  227. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    “I wanna join a team where people know their role. Last year a lotta guys thought they shoulda been starters and I think that messed up the team chemistry…”

    So Sugar Ray Edwards admits that he was a part of the problem with our team….

  228. By Troy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Here we go again!!! listen up everyone this isnt about liking Mcnabb or if he is washed up. Its about the Vikings never moving on. I dont know if Ponder is the answer or not but we are never going to find out if we dont play him. Its time we go through the growing pains for the future.

    I can see it already McNabb will play just good enough that they wont want to take him out and let Ponder learn. i am tired of this same old game by the Vikings. When Ponder starts I will watch the Vikes!!!!

  229. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    hahahah this is great Moss vs Chilly

  230. By tonepepp on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Oh, and we got one of the best TEs now too in Shiancoe, 2 receiver set, its harder to find more talent than Rice, Harvin, Shiancoe, and Peterson. Gerhart, proved to be a very nice back up for Peterson and I would put 10 pounds on him and make him FB/RB. Kleinsasser can do it all.
    I do not see how the Vikings have not won a super bowl in 35 years.

  231. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Oh – must have been a different video – I clicked on Sugar Ray’s babble….just as pathetic.

  232. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    omg these are great

  233. By DuaneN on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Not a terrible move. I don’t like it, but it could work. I expect Berrian to bounce back big time with this. McNabb throws a nice deep ball.

    Personally I don’t care who the QB is. Our style of defense can’t beat a fearless QB like Cutler twice and the Packers will destroy us.

    No way it guarantees a playoff appearance. That is up to the defense.

  234. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    TOO FUNNY SHAWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  235. By Randy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Veterans have never done any thing for Minnesota beyond extend their failure!
    This team is FAILURE!

  236. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn – why did they make Brett Favre a 20-year old black pùnk?

  237. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    i dont care

  238. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    For the first 30-seconds of that video I was sure it was another Chilly-Moss clip, just because of the characters they chose….

  239. By Randy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Kapp, Tarkenton, Moon, Cunningham, Favre, ALL FAILURES!

    McKnab more of the same loser mentality this team can’t shake!

  240. By Randy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Play a ROOKIE what have you got to lose but a losing image?

  241. By David on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Makes sense since all they are giving up is a couple of sixth round picks how often do they work out anyways. Give Ponder a year to learn and see if he has what it takes

  242. By Randy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    This QB is so dumb he didn’t know football could end in a tie!
    He is the biggest QB mistake yet made by a club that can’t stop doing the same mistake over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and!

  243. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    yea parody i thought the same thing but when he said tjack sux … i was hooked

  244. By Tim on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Congrad huki.

  245. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @randy … we dont care

  246. By swordfish on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    i’ve been a viking fan for about 40 years i live in NJ and i am an avid giant hater . it;s been very difficult ,living with all the dissappointments. i only wish the organization would once and for all commit to a young QB so that a strong future in that position may be optained. as far as mcnabb is concerned we should just forget about him he is nothing but a big choke artist and the best years of his career are over ifthe team really wants an older QB they might as well sign brett for one more year cause even on his worst day he’s better than McNabb. i’ll finish with this give the kids a chance it seems to be the trend in the NFL anyway

  247. By Randy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Amazingly stupid! Keep doing the same thing that has failed 6 times before and lets see if it works this time. This is the text book definition of insanity.

  248. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Atta boy Shawn!

  249. By Randy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I think I’ll get cable and watch movies this fall! Amazingly stupid!

  250. By Randy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings should make the LA jump. Their brains have frozen!

  251. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I heard “The Godfather” was good.

  252. By Randy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Team can’t be good until the front office is good. That rules out the Vikings!

  253. By Randy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Worst front office in the NFL! Oakland is even better!

  254. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Randy when we are 7-3 youll be back … we are playoff bound

  255. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Remember your words and we’ll talk about them more after about 6-games, okay Randy? I’ll tell you about everything that McNabb did while you inform the rest of us of all the great cable movies playing in the early afternoon on Sundays…

  256. By Randy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Dumb front office bad team. Smart front office dynasty! Patriots know the difference!

  257. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Then there’s “The Vikings”, with Kirk Douglas.

  258. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    was that good nova?

  259. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Excellent!!!

  260. By tonepepp on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I still stayed a Viking Fan when the Titans came to town. Bought PSLs so I would be sure to have seats when the Vikings came. Wouldn’t ya know it took as long as it could take for the Vikings to come to Tennessee. 8 or 10 years, I lost count, Vikings lost, was first year with Farve.
    I can understand people wanting to give a young guy a chance, but could the Vikings win with a vet if the vet could stay healthy? I am maybe thinking/hoping they can.

  261. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Dumb Vikings.com blogger, bad logic. Smart Vikings.com blogger, engages intellectually with everyone else. Everybody but Randy knows the difference.

  262. By Randy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    There are no formulas for success in Pro Football. There are only adaptive intelligent people who get the right players and can get the best out of them they can. Minnesota hasn’t figured this out! They continue to make the very same mistake year after year after YEAR!

  263. By Tim on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I think Mcnabb still has plenty of juice so he had a bad year in washington a lot of great veteran football players struggle over there.

  264. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    ill have to watch it then … im always skeptical about older movies,

  265. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    The only phoney part in those toons was that they gave Chili too much of a personality.

  266. By Randy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Then there’s “The Vikings”, with Kirk Douglas……………one of my favorites!

  267. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Randy watch the chilly vs moss clip you say what you think when moss talks and we will be chilly

  268. By Randy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Rookie QB! Try something different, who knows, you might even be successful!

  269. By Randy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Moss is a moron.

  270. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Then there’s Randy, with….well….Randy. I don’t think anybody liked that one….

  271. By Randy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Chilly is a loser!

  272. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    i really thought the first one was spot on chilly second one not as good but had some funny lines

  273. By Randy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings deserved them both because their front office sucks!

  274. By Cali on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Wow, I knew your front office had no brains, but really, McScabb!!! He’ll be a one & done QB for you guys like he was in Washington. I almost feel sorry for you guys, almost. He’ll be on the bench before your pointless season is over. Just like the roof of the dome, another season collapse. Have fun ladies!!

  275. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @randy … i dont care

  276. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Cali, HOW ABOUT THOSE LAKERS???????????????

  277. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Cali, been to a Dodger game lately, or is your gun broken?

  278. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    OH! And poor little Cali is back! Mad that there’s only 3-teams in her town because none of them are within 30-miles of home. It’s okay Cali, we feel for you. Just put down the box of donuts and we’ll grieve together.

  279. By Randy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Been a Vikes fan for 42 years can’t remember why. All they do is pi_s me off!
    With the most inept front office in the league. Cable movies sounding better all the time! PLAY the ROOKIE you stupid FOOLS!

  280. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Get HBO.

  281. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Wow, it’s like speaking to my dog. I know he hears everything I tell him, but I could be telling him that I’m going to get myself a new dog and then take him out back and shoot him and he’ll just keep staring at me blankly…

  282. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Parody, there are intelligent dogs.

  283. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Sure there are Nova, but I was relating the attempts to speak to Randy and Cali to talking to MY dog.

  284. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I understand that, but you won’t find much IQ there. More like talking to your toaster.

  285. By Titus on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, Parody, I am usually not one to gloat, but you and I argued whether McNabb would be here and I said it would definitely happen. As for the McDome comment, I was being funny, or trying to be– yeah, McNabb would love that– seems he has some ego issues. All that matters is we are contenders again.

  286. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    My toaster isn’t that noisy. How about the fridge? At least it beeps constantly when I leave it open…

  287. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Try that and get back to me. Meanwhile, Randy is getting Netflix.

  288. By tonepepp on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Why does the Vikings have the worse luck? like in 1998 when the FG kicker missed his first 2 FGs of the year at home in the championship against Atlanta. They were short ones too. Or the interception Farve had late against New Orleans, when he only had 7 all year, ( also Peterson had a untimely fumble late also ). or the pass interference call that was not made in the championship against Washington last play of game, Tommy Kramer to Darren Nelson, Darrel Green covering.
    Makes me wonder if these games are rigged.

  289. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Gloat away Titus. I just really didn’t think the coaches would go in that direction because they passed up on some great defenders for a QB, AND because I thought McNabb would be dragging huge salary expectations along with him.

  290. By tonepepp on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I do not think you can blame the front office for bad luck.

  291. By Titus on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb really has nowhere else to go– he wants a championship, and the Vikings is by far his best opportunity– and he feels comfortable with Frazier. McNabb does not want to go out without a Superbowl– when I think of how Cris Carter never made it to the big one, I relive all the close calls– same with AP– he deserves it. I am rambling, but it is fun to see the blog lighting up– finally, football is back! And we have a very good team.

    Those YouTube are something else– I don’t think that one sounds like Randy.

  292. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Tonepepp, if I remember correctly, it was Wade Wilson, not Kramer, who threw that.

  293. By tonepepp on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Ty NovaScotiaVike, your right. Just nice to be able to talk Viking football ;)

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

    I was expecting the Vikings to get a Vet QB, but I wasn’t wanting McNabb. It will soon be a done deal and cheap I may add. I saw someone say that it’s the worst trade since Herschel Walker that’s laughable. 2-6th rounders is cheap. I am hoping that he still has the ability to play well and I wish him the best with the team. It’s time to get behind him and cheer him on. The cards are dealt you have to play them out. It’s obvious that Ownership and Coaches are not in a rebuilding mentality and want to win now. Keeping Rice would be the next goal. Weapons are still there. I think this move is top notch. It provides Webb with a chance to be a wildcat player since the third string QB can be active. Ponder will learn the game and both he and Webb are strong back up material. All is good in Vkings Land. Goo Vikings.

  295. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Berrian staying?

    July 27th, 2011 Randy Perrin Posted in 2011 Free Agency, Main, Offseason

    Bernard Berrian could be staying after all. He posted on twitter today that he was in Winter Park and received a playbook. I highly doubt Frazier would give him a playbook if he didn’t plan on bringing him back.

    There’s still a high possibility that they ask him to restructure his contract. I don’t see them holding onto him with his price tag.

    We should know more within the next few days

  296. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe they just gave him a Denny’s menu. It’s not like he would know the difference.

  297. By Skol_Vikes98 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @ MIKE ….. it just makes me nervous. The Packers were willing to go from NFC title game to a 6-10 season to bet on Rodgers, and they won the Super Bowl. The Rams bet on Sam Bradford and made the playoffs. The Jets bet on Sanchez and keep knocking on the door. The Lions went from 0-16 to people are betting they will make the play offs, pending Stratford stays healthy. The Vikings? A 20 year habitual cycle of recycling QB’s and never truely getting a franchise QB (Maybe Cullpepper… kind of) Whats the point of starting McNabb and going 7-9 v 6-10 with Webb and Ponder? What’s the benefit? Now, you don’t start Ponder with nothing but training camp, so you start with Webb. But seriosly, I just don’t see how it helps

  298. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings Re-Sign Longwell

    July 27th, 2011 Randy Perrin Posted in 2011 Free Agency, Main, Roster Moves

    According to Adam Schefter, the Vikings have re-signed Kicker Ryan Longwell to a multi-year deal. The deal is 4 years, 12 million with 3.5 guaranteed.

    Good to see Longwell back in purple. One of most accurate kickers in the NFL and the new kickoff rules are really going to help him.

    Welcome back Longwell!

  299. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    If someone guaranteed me 3.5 million I wouldn’t kick.

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

    @Skol A reminder that the Packers went to the super bowl with a 10-6 record regular season. So parity is taking place in the league. A Vet QB is a huge deal. The coaches saw Webb last year and if they though he was anyway close to ready then they wouldn’t have picked Ponder in the first round. Ponder has no OTAs or time with the coaches before training camp, so obviously not ready. McNabb makes sense and only cost them 2 6th rounders. Webb has tremendous ability and with 3rd string QB able to be active (new rule) what a situation for wildcat plays. Our schedule this year is much softer with exception of our own division. Good time to go with a win now attitude. Just food for thought.

  301. By Titus on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I can’t wait — we have a good shot at a Superbowl already!
    Any more of those toons, Shawn?

  302. By animal26 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sidney rice has just signed a 5 year deal with the seahawks…… noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  303. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  304. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    TO PLAY WITH TAVARIS??????????????????????????

  305. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Sidney Rice | WR 2010 Team: Minnesota Exp: 4 years

    Analysis: The Seahawks and Rice have agreed to terms on a five-year deal, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports and NFL Network

  306. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    that sucks … sidney really wants to play with bevel and tjack WHAT A DOPE

  307. By the horned norseman on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    sidney rice to seattle

  308. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    GUESS WE KNOW WHY BB GOT A PB

  309. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Well its over F Sidney Rice !!! its his fault we sucked last year anyway

  310. By Zach on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    With the people saying “no! Washed-up < Rookie"

    We said the same thing when Farve came. If we DONT make the same mistake and keep him for too long… then I think it will work

  311. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Oh well, so much for Rice’s career. Time to move on and look at the lesser known guys to fill in. If Berrian can’t do it, then we still have a shot at making Jaymar Johnson into a deep threat, or Arceneaux could surprise the league.

    But what it does tell me is that the McNabb news wasn’t enough. Rice would rather play with a 2nd string QB than a repeat probowler. Are there any other #1 wide receivers on the market yet, or will we have to depend on the two tightend scheme to carry us through the season?

  312. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Now we HAVE TO sign a WR.

  313. By moorevikes on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    who’s mcnabb going to throw to? berrian? say it ain’t so. our so-called number one receiver is berrian. please have a plan.

  314. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Aromashodu is the new #1.

    EMBRACE IT!

  315. By AlaskanVIking23 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    We’ve seen both routes taken in the NFL and both routes have worked… With Atlanta, Baltimore, and St. Louis starting the rookie right away led to success, But at the same time we also just aaw the string cheese win a super bowl, although it broke all our hearts to see it happen, they sat Rodgers a couple years and look how that turned out…. Both routes can be taken and both can be successful… We just have to wait and see, but if a guy’s in purple, I’m cheering for him to be successful… And news just in…. Rice just bolted for Seattle…. Not awesome

  316. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I guess it’s no huge surprise. Our coach is a former Bears Super BNowl star, and now we’ll be depending on former Bears receivers to carry the team.

  317. By Jake on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    hopefully that CFL guy turns out to be a stud

  318. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Has anyone called Joe Horn?

  319. By the horned norseman on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    bring back 84? third times a charm it’s said…

  320. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Braylon Edwards , Plaxico Burress AND GET READY FOR IT ……

    RANDY MOSS

  321. By viking56 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    M.Floyd!!!!!!! Thats what we need. Rice got a lot of money for a guy who had one good year that was because of Brett. T Jack to Rice didn’t work here it will not work there but I don’t blame them for going after the money. Lets go get M.Floyd if not this offense still has a ton of talent Harvin, Shank, AP, Kyle, and DA we will be fine.

  322. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Nice Video Shawn – makes me want him back even more now!

  323. By Parody on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Moss got his career started with a scrambler, maybe he can rejuvenate it with one too! McNabb never had anybody like Randy but still was able to shine, while Culpepper needed Randy to look good.

  324. By rye on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Rice leaving might be a blessing in disguise. Could the Viking brass really give that kind of money to a guy who has only played 1 full season out of 4. Rice went for the money and probably sealed his fate as a true 1 year wonder. tjack throwing the ball in Seattle probably won’t work out very well for Rice. Remember the deer in the headlights look tjack had in MN?

    Hopefully the Vikings can sign Floyd or Braylon Edwards.

  325. By jv3rnon on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Go get Moss, Rice is gone. We are in trouble.

  326. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Parody I bet Moss and McNabb are the 2 superstars in the league with the biggest chips on their shoulders and I expect big things from them both … McNabb with TO went to the Super Bowl

    MCNABB AND MOSS COULD WIN ONE !!!!!!!!!!

    84 Life !!!! BBM !!!

    F Sidney Rice !!!!

  327. By Bigfan1 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Good bye Sidney Rice, money talks. The Vikings better not let AP go!

  328. By AlaskanVIking23 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Does anybody else remember the kind of year we had when we had a former Eagle at QB???? Randall Cunningham.. And Ponder is a Florida State guy just like Brad Johnson…. Interesting… :P

  329. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    and who did cunningham throw to?

    hmmm would it be ironic … dontcha think

    84 Life BBM !!!

    F Sidney ” ill come to play when I feel like it ” Rice

  330. By J. Webstar on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    F*** Rice! We still have Harvin, Shaincoe (spelling) and Rudolph will be a monster. Maybe we can get Floyd or Edwards. Might want to call Moss since Chilly is gone now. We still have great pieces at reciever and the best runningback in the league. We’ll be fine. F*** Rice though!!!!!

  331. By NovaScotiaVike on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Don’t forget about Greg Camarillo. I’m trying to.

  332. By AlaskanVIking23 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Cunningham DID throw to Moss.. A much much younger Moss, but Moss none the less..

  333. By AlaskanVIking23 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    In all seriousness though, McNabb will be fine. He has a much better recieving corp now in Minnesota then he ever did in Philly and Washington, with the exception of the T.O year… He was successful then. I think he’ll do good things for us. Skol

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

    I hope Ponder is as good as Frazier and Spielman thought. He did play QB, and was working on his second Masters degree concurrent with his ‘game.’ I think this guy sounds like ‘Rocky’ when he talks. With doube TE’s who can catch, Percy poised to have his career season, and AP needing to be fed, Ponder will be quick releasing and depending on the YAC’s and run game as we should have last year. McNabb may take the snap first, but ponder will show better than most of you think. And if Sidney follows Jackson to Seattle what kind of proven, proof is he looking for in the QB:?

  335. By Antfor#84 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I agree, GO GET MOSS! Minnesota embraced him! it was that cry-baby Chili that got rid of him! I still got my # 84 jersey!

  336. By Moss Fan on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Camawhollo?

  337. By Moss Fan on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Dont forget Percy loves Moss and was visably dissapointed when Moss was waived

  338. By Aceviking on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Sidney Rice just signed a 5 year deal with the Seahawks. I say get the cheap but good receiver Mike Sims-Walker. Not Randy Moss. The Jets will get him and that is where he wants to go to get some revenge on the Pats.

  339. By Titus on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Sidney Rice – good bye! Not a true Viking, was not in his heart.

  340. By Titus on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Moss will be back now– mark my words– Zygi will make sure of it!

  341. By Moss Fan on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    All my 84 jerseys making straight cash for the Zygman …What did the Zygman say?

  342. By Tim on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Rice is a seaCO#K now

  343. By Daniel on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    goodbye Rice! seattle 5 year deal. No big deal. We have some great prospects at WR. Welcome to the Vikes McNaab! Fellas, check his yards before he went rustskins, he had almost a 4,000 yrd season. The main topic right now should be at saftey. There are a few good ones left. I for one like Pollard. Lieber needs to go. We should grab Lawson from 49ers. He played for singleterry and knows his style. Our corners are starting to look awsome. I bet our special teams this year will be great. Should be a great year. Go Vikes! Vikes for life!

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

    I think if you ask Mike Wobschall privately that Moss burned his bridges in Minn with the Wilfs. You can wish for Moss to come back but I don’t think that fits the Character that Coach Fraizer is trying to build in the team. We will see this is fun so far. Sorry about Rice though wish him luck in Seattle.

  345. By DawnWIS on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    BYE!!!!!!!!!!!Sidney thanks for the memories……….wish you stayed..but I can see why you left…….I wish you the best In Seattle

  346. By Tim on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Man Bernard Berrian needs to put the pettal to the mettal and show that he is a good reciever.

  347. By Moss Fan on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Its officially unofficial till friday night at 6pm

    Donovan Trade To Be Announced On Thursday

    July 27th, 2011 Adam Warwas Posted in Main, News, Offseason, Roster Moves

    Rice is gone.

    Longwell stays put.

    And now, finally, a trade has been made that will make Donovan McNabb the newest quarterback to join the Minnesota Vikings.

    More details coming later on tonight.

  348. By Moss Fan on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I think Mike Wobschall has a personal issue with Moss, I dont think its a Wilf issue or Chilly would have made it through the season when he cut Moss is when the heat burned him

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

    Yes Braylon Edwards!! We share the same Birthday!! But talk to Plaxico, and invite Derrick Mason to camp at least. We need receivers who do not let the ball drop or slip. We need 1st down guys, so we can feed AP and Toby. Percy is #1 receiver now? I’ll let the guys on the inside decide if Moss is right, they know him well. I’ve enjoyed watching him in the past.

  350. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Really not that many Rice memories he had one good year not even a great year … 1300 yards and 9 TDs

    F Sidney Rice

  351. By Nathan on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    All Vikings fans…We need McNabb. Ponder is no Matt Ryan or Flacco. He needs a season or two to grow as a QB at this level. Anyone who thinks different is crazy. Letting Rice go..big mistake.

  352. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Nathan its done … WE HAVE MCNABB …. so let the haters hate it doesnt matter

  353. By Nicholas on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    God bless the planet…San Diego just signed Eric Weddle for $40 Million!

    Who are some of our Safety prospects now?

  354. By AlaskanVIking23 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Go get Plax! The NFL loves Second Chances! (Vick)

  355. By Aceviking on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Nathan. Not to say that Ponder is as good as a Ryan or Flacco, but how can you already say who is better if you haven’t even seen Ponder play in an NFL game yet. So wait to do any judging until Ponder has played about a full season.

  356. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    well the 4 we had last year …. maybe roman harper from the saints

    or i was kinda thinking Atari Bigby from the Packers

    theres a few others but those are my 2 favorites

  357. By sandiamond on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    all undrafted free agent S’s are gone see my post over on that board

  358. By sandiamond on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    reported today that Plax is in heavy talks with the Giants

    Vikings office needs to get to work real hard and fast for a receiver!

  359. By Nicholas on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    As long as it isn’t M. Williams again…I’m cool with it.

  360. By rye on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Vikes should go for Randy Moss, Roy Williams, and TO

    Could probably bring in all three for less than Rice.

  361. By sandiamond on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Greg Camarillo another bust wr trade along with Moss

    good lord we are in trouble in the NFC north with only 1 good receiver that could be part-time(harvin)

  362. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Safeties

    Michael Huff … Raiders

    Dawan Landry … Ravens

    are also still available

    I still like Harper or Bigby

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

    what happened fo Fred I was expecting some comments on why no Vet FA OL have been signed by the Vikings. I am sure he would have a comment about that.

  364. By sandiamond on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    vikings don’t seem to be concerned about a safety. If he isn’t 6’1″ or over then they will _ not consider

  365. By Nathan on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @rye Really? Why go after a bunch of have been’s. Maybe Moss can still play and is in great shape according to his agent. We all know how that ended last time. Roy Williams has problems catching the football and TO is a better dancer than football player.

  366. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Sandi Moss wasnt a bust … he did a lot for our offense we averaged 7 more points a game with him than without

    We just played 3 of our toughest games and lost …

  367. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I believe The Freak will have a great comeback year … straight cash says he puts up better numbers than Cindy Rice

    84 LIFE BBM !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  368. By Daniel on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    What do guys think of Braylon Edwards in Purple? Personally, I would like the move. I think Harvin and Edwards would be great together. Our Offence is really building into a powerhouse. Lookout Cheese heads! We are after that trophy!

  369. By sandiamond on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Moss trade reshaped the whole draft this year for us to the favor of NE

    He couldn’t stay with Tenn either so there’s def. a problem with this guy

  370. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    He had a tough year sandi no doubt, but he did finish the season with the titans and hes had time to clear his head and focus … a superstar athlete with a chip on his shoulder LOOK OUT

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

    Titus- The last time you said mark my words… it was about McNabb becoming a Viking. At the time I thought you were nutz… the crow I am eating NOW doesn’t taste like chicken. I will give you the gold star MVP blogger award for calling the McNabb deal.

    If you are right about Moss returning… wow… I would have to give you my trophy as the worlds greatest arm chair QB blogger guru. I will have to find it first… I think it is in a box with all my bowling awards.

    If it is not too late, can I jump on the McNabb band wagon now? Also, is it time to see what kind of receiever Webb is?

  372. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Daniel Im not against Edwards but he has issues with the law another DUI this offseason correct me if im wrong but moss’s issues are with his mouth , seems most people have more dislike for a guy that talks than guys that shoot themselves and get dui after dui

  373. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Yes Carl K I love the Web WR idea

  374. By animal26 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    starting to lose confidence in this season. only 1 good wide receiver. a bunch of other receivers that we haven’t got a clue about, offensive line that is getting old and they sure looked it last year, Cedric Griffin with 2 bad knees, Chris Cook with 1 bad knee, and Madieu Williams who cant catch, cover, or tackle. This team going into training camp looks to have many problems. Really hope all of it can be fixed before the regular season starts, or it’s going to be a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnng season.

  375. By sheaff44 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    losing rice it would have been nice to keep him but paying alot of money to a receiver who has had only one good season and the rest have been plagued with injury

  376. By animal26 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    defensive line who is going to be without Kevin Williams the first 4 games,(maybe Pat Williams also), probably losing Ben Leber.

  377. By DuaneN on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Of course Berrian is staying. Not gonna dump him with no Rice. Don’t even bring up Plaxico or Edwards, not a chance.

    LOL at Seattle. They are still mad about Hutchinson. Not a smart move by Rice, Seahawks are awful. Seattle is so lucky they are by Cali. That’s the real reason Rice left.

  378. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings contact CB Fabian Washington

    July 27th, 2011 Randy Perrin Posted in Main

    According to Adam Wilson, Raven Insider for Scout.com, The Vikings and Bucs have been in contact with Ravens free agent cornerback Fabian Washington but no deal yet.

    With Cedric Griffin coming off of another knee surgery and Winfield the only other real proven cornerback, it’s not suprising to see the Vikings exploring some options at the position.

  379. By LeRon Dorsett on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    UNBELIEVABLE!

    30, 30, 30, for 5 months. 370 today!!!

  380. By Chris on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I think McNabb would be a great asset to the team. He got a raw deal by the Redskins when the coach tried to control and change the way he plays. He was carrying a team that is out of shape and basically didn’t seem to work as a team. He’s not Favre and thats a good thing; its what this team needs.

  381. By Frederick Jones on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    test

  382. By Frederick Jones on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    What did I predict for TJack? He gets nabbed by the Seahawks and former Vikings O Coordinator Bevell.

    Somebody does believe in this guy. I hope he doesn’t come back to haunt the Vikings!

  383. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    about time fred jones

  384. By Frederick Jones on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Donovan McNabb would get it done for the Vikings with his veteran leadership, arm, and legs. He will be outstanding for the Vikings.

    Did we pick up any O Linemen yet?

  385. By Titus on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Funny, I was just going to post– Where is Frederick Jones? Nearly 400 entries and he shows up!

  386. By sandiamond on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    there you go freddy! lol

    no, mostly wr and cb (udfa)

  387. By Tim on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    rye i agree with you on bringing in Roy Williams i forgot all about him he might be a good fit with the MN Vikings.

  388. By tburba103 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    The vikings offense is going to be a powerhouse this year mark my words. Who needs rice we have plenty of weapons and the mcnab deal is going to work out. Our coaches know what they are doing so enough with the negatvity!!!!! Mcnab is a bridge and ponder is the future. keep in mind there has been no ota’s or anything at all for CP to get ready for the nfl. One year maybe even a half year and ponder will be the starter. And about Sidney, I’m glad we didnt pay him we should just go and get larry fitz next year he’ll be a FA and wants to be a vike…..Its time to “FAN UP” and support our team!!!!!!!

  389. By DuaneN on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, everybody is real scared of Seattle now. They get rid of the only decent QB they ever had and then sign a WR.

  390. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred … C Bartholomew went to the Ravens

    @Tim … Roy Williams drops a lot of pas’ses, Braylon ” DUI ” Edwards would be better

    84Life BBM!!!!

  391. By Frederick Jones on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    You said giving up 2 – 6th rounders is cheap.

    ~~~~~~ And how many draft picks did the Vikings use for offensive linemen?

    I’ll shut up about offensive linemen when the season starts. Until then FRAZIER and SPIELMAN get some decent offensive linemen.

    ““~~~ :) :) :( :) :)

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

    just some undrafted free agent rookie signings Fred no vet OL signings

  393. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    lol is DuaneN actually Fred Jones incognito?

  394. By Frederick Jones on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    Thank you for that bit of information about Bartholomew.

  395. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    o nm Duane i missread your post and missed the sarcasm

  396. By Frederick Jones on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    I did throw another name in by accident. It was not DuaneN.

    I go to other blogs and use other names. I left one on Vikings.com by mistake.

  397. By Frederick Jones on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Thank you.

    I am ready for the arguments to begin. We do not all think the same, and for sure that is okay!!!

  398. By tburba103 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I will call this right now…..Larry Fitz to the vikings next year!!

  399. By Frederick Jones on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I just finished watching a video about the Cowboys in the early 1990s. Emmitt Smith was a great back, and they had the big fullback Moose Johnston. But it was amazing how many long runs Smith had without even being touched.

    Aikman was spoiled, he had all the time in the world.

    I would like to see the Vikings have a line like that on offense, while still keeping a decent defensive line.

  400. By Frederick Jones on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @103,

    I would like to see them get Fitzgerald now. But I bet he will cost too much.

  401. By DuaneN on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Lol Shawn, I would never post that much. Everybody would really hate me then.

    I totally forgot about the McNabb not knowing a game could end in a tie. That was funny.

  402. By BIG DUKE 6 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I am from the Philadelphia area a Vikings fan since 1970 not a EAGLES Fan. So why are we still getting old BEAGLE players? Andy is releasing them for a reason they SUCK.Remember he is another loser in a long line of them that Chilly had come in. Get your heads out of your a## people. This is a real strain on my FANDOM.

  403. By Titus on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Herschel Walker just signed with the Vikings!

  404. By tburba103 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Jones

    Fitz is UFA next year plus he WANTS to play for his hometown vikes….I also think that he is a guy who plays because he loves the game and its not all for the money so he’ll take less imo…

  405. By Titus on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    BIG DUKE- your logic does not hold up. Green Bay and the Jets got rid of Favre– for a reason– well in 2009, Favre was the second best in the entire league and took us within a play of the Superbowl.

  406. By David P on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    OH getting McNabb will make Rice stay. The only deep threat that can spread the field. Oh well who is out there now? My college team has some receivers that graduated laat year that would be a good fit for the vikings. They did not catch anything in college so they should be a great fit. McNabb is going to have a great view. Looking up from the being on is back. Come on vikings do something right this week.

  407. By DuaneN on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    BEAGLES!

    Fitzgerald>>>>>>>>>>>>Rice

  408. By sandiamond on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings cut veteran defensive lineman
    DT Jimmy Kennedy was informed by the team on Tuesday that he will be let go, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The veteran lineman played in 13 games as a reserve last season; his departure saves the team $2.5 million.

  409. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Sidney is gone

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6810495/sidney-rice-seattle-seahawks-agree-5-year-41m-deal-source-says

  410. By anthony on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Solid pick up with mcnabb!

  411. By Rye on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Mcnabb is a solid pickup. His 2009 numbers were good. He sucked with a cruddy Washington team that ran an offense that was unfamiliar to him. The vikings run a similar West Coast Offense. Mcnabb may have a breakout season with the Vikings.

    Stop worrying about Rice. The WR free agent class is very strong and there are probably 10 receivers still out there that are more dependable and have better production over the last 4 years. Honestly, what the heck has Rice done in 4 years. 1 good year when Favre had a breakout year. I cannot believe Seattle paid him that much. Time will tell, but I think they will regret it.

    Best thing the Vikes can do now is sign a good Free Agent Wide Receiver.

    Don’t Panic, things are actually starting to come together nicely.

    A few more key free agent pickups and the Vikings may shock a lot of people.

  412. By Michael on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Rye has a point about Rice. I thinkpart of his success was Favre. Can he be good with T-J. Maybe but Favre was the reason hes a household name.

  413. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Hitler mad Moss released

  414. By animal26 on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    for our Safety position. I really hope the Vikings are attempting to sign either Michael Huff, Dawan Landry, or Dashon Goldson at the very least. Because we are going to need a replacement for when we get rid of madieu williams (at least I hope the Vikings aren’t stupid enough to keep him…..)

  415. By DaVikings on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Common people, it’s not such a bad thing getting Mcnabb. Who else was there? Not much, And I do believe Ponder needs to be groomed. Who knows what he may become, but you can’t just throw him out there. And Yes hate to see Rice go to but hopefully they sign a free agent that is as good or better or may have trouble! Braylon Edwards anyone!!

  416. By DaVikings on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Hope they save enough money for next year! Money for Larry Fitzgerld!!!!

  417. By DaVikings on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    And of course Adrean! Hopefully that gets done this year!!!!!

  418. By Justin F on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    If Madieu Williams isn’t willing to re-structure his contract, the Vikings will let him go to free up money. No doubt about it.

  419. By Shawn on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

  420. By Rye on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Free Agent Wide Receivers Vikes should look at.

    Braylon Edwards – 904 yards
    Malcom Floyd – 717 yards
    Plaxico Burress – realeased from jail. Big potential.
    Terrell Owens – 983 yards
    James Jones – 679 yards
    TJ Houshmandzadeh – 398 yards
    Mike Sims-Walker – 562
    Roy Williams – 530

  421. By Gubber on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    With McNabb in the fold the Vikes now have to replace Sidney Rice. A good alternative would be Braylon Edwards of the Jets. Also have to get after Deunta Williams and DeAndre McDaniel who would both be major upgrades to the secondary.

    Gubber

  422. By CA Norwegian on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I have doubts about McNabb, but it is done… I can only hope he proves us wrong. Rice is in the dough. Thanks again Shawn for posting all the info. We will see how this season plays out. Anyone traveling to the SD game? I hear talk of how easy the scedule is this year? The divisional games should all be tough unless Cutler gives us the ball too much. The free agents and draft picks will change the complexion of each opponent. SD is upgraded, They may have us start 0-1. Rivers is a QB stud, and will give our secondary fits.
    We’re strarting against a bunch of Vets who know each other and their system vs our guys who do not know each other or their system. (McNabb and the offense)

  423. By DRXXXTASY on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb is our QB now, Favre would be a wonderful addition as our QB coach as well. I didn’t know Viking fans today were this soggy to talk down on proven players. Indeed, McNabb may have a bad year with us, but what will be said if he helped us win the SB? I’ve noticed that most of the haters here, also were TJack super fans…. lol….. do you actually watch the games or are you just a state fan?

    I live in Wash., DC and have been a Viking fan sin Fran. If it weren’t for personal issues I would suggest we pick up T.O. (that wont happen now though). Also, if it weren’t for Chilly pulling a Shanahan on Moss, he would be a good option as well since Sidney Rice is in Seattle now.

  424. By Old School on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Told ya Rice was not going to stay…..PERIOD!

    That whole injury deal “Oh, I mean the little hold out stunt” he pulled last year….waiting till the last minute to have surgery …then taking way more time than what was expected in recovery to come back………..WHAT A JOKE!

    F*UCK HIM!

  425. By Old School on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    As far as “McChoke”………………

    YOU TOOK A GUY IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE FIRST ROUND TO QB YOUR TEAM!

    Throw him in there and let him learn because this team will finish last in the NFC North!

    Zero since in dragg’in it out!

    Will still have 1.No Secondary!
    2. Zero O-Line
    3. No #1 Wide-Out….as of now!
    4. A old D-Line!

    I have said this a few times….it’s time we look to 3 or 5 years from now….trade A.P. in his prime for some serious Draft picks and build for the future so that we may contend with the likes of the Lions and Pack that are young and built for the future! Let’s not kid our selves into thinking that there is one more run this year at the SuperBowl…..because that window has been shattered

  426. By alex Z. on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings’ management does not get it, do they? to me McNabb is in the league of Tommy Kramer, Wade Wilson, Brad Johnson, & Warren Moon, all average vets without the ability to win the big one when it really matters.
    they always seem to get correspondingly passive head coaches as well, who are all average at best and breed a culture of mediocracy in organization.
    I’m a life time vikings fan and sick and tired of seeing 27+ Seasons with a heart breaking ending. how many times has it felt like this year will be
    IT. if it’s not the quarterback, then it is the head coach who made the passive safe decision at a critical moment in the game only to loose. And that’s where it all matters.
    Let’s build a team that will dominate in the years to come (3 years from now) PLEASE! and not look for instant gratification.

  427. By FIRESPIELMAN on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    BANDAID AT QB, BANDAID AT SAFETY, BANDAID AT WR, BANDAID AT CB, BANDAID AT OLB, BANDAID ON THE OL.

    AP IS NOW UNHAPPY BECAUSE OF RICE LEAVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GREAT WORK SPIELMAN.

  428. By Mike B on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t see the Wilfs looking at rebuilding the team. From what I see from the picks so far is filling in needs and backups. I think they believe the team is solid as is OL, DL, secondary or they would be going after vet FA at those spots. There is a glaring hole at WR that needs to be addressed now. From what I see management is focusing on a win now attitude. With the future in flux (stadium issue and courting by LA groups), a winning season is at the top of their list. Sorry but that’s it. Have a Nice Day.

  429. By JayHawk06 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I have been a Vikings fan for as long as I can remember. Think about the long list of QBs over the past 15 years alone…Jeff George, Randall Cunningham, Brett Favre, Wade Wilson…the only time we went young was Daunte and he was great until he got hurt. How about hiring Favre as a consultant, have him work with Ponder, save the money on McNabb, and get Ponder out on teh field, not exactly a hard schedule this year.

  430. By FIRESPIELMAN on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    WHAT CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO TODAY??? WELL WE CAN HAVE 90 PLAYERS IN CAMP, SO LETS TRADE A 3RD ROUND PICK FOR A SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER.

  431. By Lance The Red on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think everyone hear forgot we did pick up a great reciever already emmanuel Arceneaux. he played in the cfl and was amazing. Many teams in the nfl were eyeing him up. Viking landed him in Jan. Him Harvin if he stays healthy, Berrian and now Shiancoe and Rodulph, Peterson and Gerhart. McNabb and Ponder at QB also dont forget Webb was selected as a WR and even tho he showed ability to move well as a QB he has great hand skills and can run also has great height.

    We didn’t need rice and we do’t need to replace him either. I didnt even mention Berrian in there either. We need an OL and a Saftey in my opinion. Defence is good if we can pick up a good saftey. Our OL is what needs work.

  432. By Lance The Red on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    In fact Leroy Harris wouls prob be a great pick up if we could manage to out bid other teams…

  433. By Parody on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Lance The Red – actually, you DID mention Berrian in there. Check out the 3rd line of text, 3rd word from the end.

  434. By Spanky on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb will get hurt in the pre-season and Ponder will start the reg season……McNabb is always hurt year after year.. this was a BIG MISTAKE!!!!! O-Linemen is what we need not McHurt

  435. By Spanky on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    with our stinking O-LINE if i were McHurt i would be VERY SCARED

  436. By Frederick Jones on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    There you have it haters,

    Spanky, Lance the Red, Fire Spielman, and etc., ALSO AGREE with me that the offensive line needs to add at least one star player.

    They did add FOUR ROOKIE FREE AGENT OFFENSIVE LINEMEN recently.

    If one of these guys is the answer, I’m off the hook.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  437. By Steven on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think McNabb will do far better here with us than anywhere else. Look at the recievers he’s been surrounded by at Philly, bunch of whiney little ego-mainiacs. Then the fans of Philly have no love for there players if they don’t win the super bowl every year. In Washington they thought bringing in one experienced QB was going to turn the entire team around, but he had nothing to work with to help him with this impossible task. Our guys are humble and we’re the best and most supportive fans in the NFL, I think McNabb will finally find a home where he can be appreciated and do a great job. Just gotta see if our O-line can protect him because we know what a great job they’ve done, 1sec, 2 sec, sacked.

  438. By Mike B on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I still waiting to see if the Vikings are seeing it the way some here are wanting. I still haven’t seen any Vet OL Free agent signings. Fred still on the hook till then. Enjoy the day.

  439. By Boats 69 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Do the Vikings have a secret deal with filthadelphia?
    The Kings seem to get everybody from them! Carter, Cunningham, Childress, Now HIM!!

  440. By Bob on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    packer fans would like McCrab in MN a guarenteed win for WS.

  441. By BIG DUKE 6 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Send in the CLOWNS oh wait there here already in the FRONT OFFICE.

  442. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Wow. M. Williams was released as well as Jimmy Kennedy and Freddie Brown. I know I wanted Williams gone but it’s sad to see such a great person go. And I can’t believe Jimmy Kennedy is gone. He was awesome.

  443. By murph on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    great another year of our we playing to win or starting over…to bad management can’t seem to figure it out.

  444. By Roger on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings do not need McNabb. We have Ponder & Webb to do the job. Use the money to get some good receivers that can help out a quarterback. If we don’t have a receiver that can catch the ball the best quarterback in the NFL doesn’t have a chance. Percy & Adrian can’t do all the work. They need help & Ponder or Webb will do just fine. Lets build for the future.

  445. By raddy on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I want to know when you have lots of cash do you just get stupid? McNabb is not a teacher and surely not a star. He lacks the fortitude to get the job done. His only accomplishment is getting to the first round of the play offs. Then it is time to just fail what is he gonna teach our young backs….how not to be a successful NFL quarter back? we lost Sidney rice a star NFL receiver and gained McNabb a loser quarterback. I am impressed at the decisions that are made I would be impressed if we can even pedal him without a loss to our teams future. McNabb is washed up and a determent to the Vikings future we can through him under the bus before we even get started why wait for him to stink it up. lets build our future with young players and young leaders. McNabb is neither young nor a leader..lets see some real improvement cut him before he creates more controversy oh he already has created controversy he need to wear #5…what else is he gonna do for us nothing. let him go now before he is a real determent to our organization. I have been a vikings fan all my life and why do we keep repeating the same dumb mistakes we constantly trade away our future for a single moment in time and that is all McNabb is a single moment no future involved not even a good season with him, just ask Washington they could not wait to pedal him wonder if they even let the ink dry on the paper before they through him out…now he is our trash and it cost us future improvement for a has been…

  446. By raddy on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    one last thing does anyone really think he is gonna help us with a new stadium…..not……..what a loser quarterback and for the record I have never liked McNabb he is just not that good of a player and never has been.

  447. By VikeFan on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    @raddy, Hi Raddy, I am saying this not because I am defending the idea of D. Mcnabb as a Veteran competition for Qb. I am say this in issue for the last statement. I really dont think its D.M.s job to get you your new stadium. For what I have read, the stadium is waiting on the state. Let me guess, it is your plan that the Vikings win the SB and they can throw more money and the state can generate that much more money to get you your stadium. I have a better plan… SEND LETTERS, Communicate, go to the Capitol. TELL them you want your stadium. Find others. ITS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

  448. By hippster on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    mcnabb would be stab in the back to vikings fans.it would reiterate the fact that this team isnt looking to win. go with ponder , webb .the best expereance is on the job expereance .this is not an oldmans game …

  449. By NJVikesFan on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    It’s a definite no for me on McNabb..he doesn’t know the new Vikings offense any better than Ponder or Webb. Besides, the OL will get that guy killed..McKinnie ended Favre’s career and given the opportunity he will put McNabb in the hospital. Lets take a page out of Rex Ryan’s book and tighten up the OL and defense secondary, run AP all day long and try to keep Ponder on his feet long enough to get his confidence going. He is very smart and will pick things up quickly..

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