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A Look At Rice’s Departure And Where The Vikings Go From Here

Posted by Mike Wobschall on July 28, 2011 – 8:06 am

I know Vikings fans are disappointed to lose WR Sidney Rice to Seattle. And believe me, the Vikings are disappointed, too. He came to the club as a second-round pick and developed into a play-making WR and fan-favorite. Rice has the potential to be a #1 WR in the NFL for a long time and he has a skill set that makes life easier for QBs and much harder on defenses.

But let’s also not overreact to his departure.

I value interacting with fans, and from that interaction I know that the prospect of losing Rice AND keeping Bernard Berrian has many of you up in arms. Before you panic, though, let’s take a look at something and let me make a case.

Here is a comparison between Berrian and Rice during their careers in Minnesota:

Berrian: 131 receptions for 1,834 yards (14.0 average) with 11 TDs in 46 games
Rice: 146 receptions for 2,129 yards (14.6 average) with 18 TDs in 48 games

Yes, Rice’s numbers are better. But are they that much better? Also consider that as great a season as Rice had in 2009 (83 receptions for 1,312 yards and 8 TDs), he had three ordinary years around that one great year. Outside of 2009, Rice has never had more than 31 receptions, 396 yards or 4 TDs in a season. Those are below average numbers. Granted, Rice’s career arc is on the way up. He could be a tremendous threat for the Seahawks for the next decade. But what about his hip? Can he stay on the field? And will Seattle have a QB capable of getting him the ball, as Brett Favre did so well in 2009?

Don’t get me wrong, I like Rice and I think he’s a good player. I also appreciate the way Seattle is building their roster and turning the franchise around; the Seahawks are going in the right direction. But I don’t think Rice is irreplaceable. As quickly as Rice left the Vikings in free agency, the Vikings could turn around and look at the market to find another player who can come in here and help the passing game excel.

Let’s take a look a few WRs who are on the market. Let us know what you think about them by leaving a comment in the comments section below this entry.

Plaxico Burress – A big end zone, red zone and 3rd-down target, Burress was a Top 5 NFL WR when he was forced out of the league for two seasons. He’s a resurrection project in that he’s coming back to the NFL after being away for a while, but he has the fortune of Tony Dungy as a mentor. And we all know by now the close relationship Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier shares with Dungy.

Malcom Floyd – At 6-5, 225 pounds, Floyd has the body frame and skill set to be the type of physical receiver that Rice was for the Vikings. He’s also 29 years old and entering his seventh year in the NFL, so he’s still on the upswing in terms of his career arc. Floyd could be a flourishing player if given the chance to be a top target.

Braylon Edwards – Another WR with good size at 6-3, 214 pounds. In 2007 with the Cleveland Browns, Edwards had 16 TDs. So we know he can get to the endzone. Also, he’s another guy who would come in here with a chip on his shoulder because he appears to be a castoff from the NY Jets. There’s no denying Edwards’ talent and another sneaky-good part of his game is his ability to run after the catch and break tackles.

Terrell Owens – A future Hall of Famer, Owens is on his last legs but he also has a chip on his shoulder. He’s looking to win a Super Bowl and in Minnesota he could be reunited with QB Donovan McNabb, if the Vikings complete a deal with Washington for the six-time Pro Bowl QB. In addition, Owens would also be reunited with Vikings WRs coach George Stewart, one of the best position coaches in the NFL and a coach who has worked and succeeded with Owens in the past.

James Jones – Packers QB Aaron Rodgers went on record as saying that retaining Jones should be his teams “#1 priority” in free agency. That’s nearly reason enough to go and get him. But also consider that James has good speed and is a Rick Spielman-type of free agent in that he’s coming off his rookie contract and his career arc is on the uptick.

Steve Smith (Giants) – Not sure how good a fit he’d be in Minnesota because he’s primarily a slot receiver. The Vikings have a tremendous slot receiver in Percy Harvin. But if there’s mutual interest between the Vikings and Smith, I’m sure we could find room on the field for a reliable, possession receiver with tons of experience.

Roy Williams – He underperformed in Detroit, was traded to Dallas for a high price, then underperformed in Dallas. So why is he on this list, you ask? Because I don’t want to discount the fact that now he has something to prove and he also has something that the Vikings lost when Rice went out the door – the body frame to be a good target in the end zone.

Others: Mark Clayton, Derrick Mason, Lance Moore, Randy Moss and Mike Sims-Walker

Also keep in mind: Chad Ochocinco has had a tumultuous past few seasons in Cincinnati. Is he on the way out? If so, the Vikings could consider him. He’s not a spring chicken anymore, but he’s been a productive WR for his entire career and I’m betting he’s got plenty left in the tank to be a top target for the Vikings.


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452 Responses to “A Look At Rice’s Departure And Where The Vikings Go From Here”

  1. By Keith on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I say we go after Malcom Floyd hes god no problems legally unline braylon edwards and he can produce and he 6 foot 5 big like sidney alright replacement i would say

  2. By Alex on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I’m surprised that Braylon Edwards doesn’t have his own paragraph in this article. I think that he is the best available and probably is the most similar to Rice. If the Vikings decide not to go that direction, they should definitely pursue James Jones. Just because Aaron Rodgers wants to put up a fight for him doesn’t mean that the front office will.

  3. By juan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    i say get ochocinco if you can, him and mcnabb would be nasty

  4. By Stoney on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Burress is going to giants or steelers, T.O. and Ocho are cancers to any team they are on, be serious Mike, they would hurt the vikes more than they would help. Agree Rice leaving is not the end of the world, his #’s will not be great with TJ throwing to him. Vikes do need a #1 WR, and it is NOT B.B.

  5. By juan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    yeah james jones too

  6. By Ryan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    You cannot compare Rice to Berrian. One goes and gets the ball. The other hopes it falls into his lap. Berrian had that great 99-yarder. But what else has he done memorable in 46 games? I think we now need TWO receivers!

  7. By Nicholas on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think I’m going with whoever it was that said they were calling it; “Randy Moss will be a viking yet again.”
    I think picking up Randy Moss for cheap and also picking up another good vet WR would be in this team’s best interest.

  8. By CTol on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Steve Smith or Malcom Floyd is the only 2 good choices out of this list.

  9. By Scott on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s give Randy Moss another shot. He seemed to get along well with Percy and Adrian. Randy has a lot of doubters to prove wrong and as they say, “The thrid time is a charm”.

  10. By Caleb D on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Braylon Edwards
    James Jones
    Plaxico Burress

    Any of these could be good replacements for S.Rice

  11. By David P on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    This week I have looked everyday to see what the vikings are doing to address the many concerns this team has. And surprise, surprise. Nothing. They sign a QB is may have been a pro bowler but most likelyt will not be one again, they let rice go and now think that BB will fill in nicely. Get rid of BB and save the cap room. On defense if Edwards is let go that will also be bad. The front office staff who finds talent needs to start working and do their job. Find the best talent that will not be a distraction(TO,Ocho, MOSS) to fill the receiver spots, work on the O-Line, shore up the defense, or better yet, leave the team the way it is and then wonder who the chosen one(McNabb) did not work out and then next year lose AP as well. As I stated in other posts. Front office, please do something right this week. Get rid of the dead weight (BB) and keep the players that can help this team win. Too many to list hear, I hope the FO knows who I am referring to.

  12. By CMichaels1025 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I am going to have to say signing Malcom Floyd would make me a lot more comfortable with losing Rice. Floyd is a few years older, but is a very similar package to Rice. Big bodied and fights for the ball. Also, it is really tough to compare Rice and Berrian, since Rice has the potential to be a great receiver, while we pretty much know what we get from Berrian. Vikes need a different type of receiver and in my opinion Floyd is that guy.

  13. By Nicholas on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Moss = Fan Favorite, but despised by the media. I still say give him a chance..it’d be good for business and our record. Let Moss retire here : )

    I don’t think Moss is cancer to a locker room like TO or Ocho….at least not to the level that they are. Then again…I’m not actually someone who has had to coach him or play on the same field as him…..

    What were the player’s opinions of Moss? (besides AP and Percy)

  14. By Mike Wobschall on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Great comments by everyone. I will work on a paragraph for Braylon Edwards. To clarify, not putting a paragraph after a guy is no slight. I was just trying to create dialogue and I thought the guys with paragraphs would be create the best dialogue. I’m working on one for Braylon right now and will add it ASAP.

    What else do you guys think? Who would look good in purple?

  15. By fran on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    get Floyd and Moss

  16. By Hannibal on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    The stat comparison between Berrian and Rice is worthless. BB simply doesn’t pass the eye test, he runs sloppy routes, struggles to get open, plays slow and doesn’t make plays on the ball in the air. Simply put, he hasn’t been a play maker. Lets not try and make it seem like he is worth the contract he currently has. The team dropped the ball on Rice a year ago, and failed to sign him.

    If Berrian was worth his salt, he would have stepped up in Rice’s absence last year. Instead he was on the TOcho show, and doing his best disappearing act on the field.

  17. 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. 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.

    Pick up leroy harris from the titans. if we can out bid other teams

  18. By Aceviking on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Here is the majority of the Vikings’ receiving corps. Emmanuel Arcenaux, Devin Aromashadu, Bernard Berrian, Percy Harvin, Greg Camarillo, Stephen Burton, Andre Holmes. There are a few more but I can’t remember right now. I think our corps is fine!

  19. By Nicholas on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Here is another point of view; I remember coach Frazier mentioning that he only wants people on the team that WANT to be a Viking.
    So, I think that we will only keep/pickup players that are not just entirely in it for the money.

  20. By tburba103 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Sign Floyd to a 4 year deal…That guy is a beast and he actually goes after the ball!

  21. By larryb on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    First we cut berrian free up cap… pick up braylon… then we get need to pick up a safety and another db… Im thinking cromatrie and if the cowboys don’t resign him sensaubagn… (sp)…. We also should get another line backer… i”d really like to see TO or Ocho, but unrealistic… I think the vikes front office needs to take more risk and go get some the high profile athletes… CORNERS CORNERS CORNERS… go get um vikes…

  22. By Gary on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Malcom Floyd FIRST AND SECOND WOULD BE Braylon Edwards, and 3rd would be Plaxico Burress .

    PLEASE GET MALCOM FLOYD WITH THE OTHER PEOPLE YOU HAVE YOU MIGHT BE SUPERBOWL BOUND I have waited for years always been a Viking fan always will be but get Floyd He is even better then Rice I believe

  23. By Reed on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings should do what it takes to grab Malcom Floyd. I think they can grab either him, James Jones, or Mike Sims-Walker…and MSW would be cheaper than Berrian.

    And – if Moss signs an incentive-heavy contract that pays him to perform I think he’ll resurrect his career immediately with the Vikings. Moss clashed with Childress. Wake up – who didn’t?!?! It’s too bad Moss wasn’t around for Chilly’s firing b/c I think he’d still be a Viking.

    So, let’s go after two WRs, drop Berrian, and let Jaymar Johnson play some ball.

    2011 WRs: Percy Harvin, Malcom Floyd, Mike Sims-Walker, Devin Aroshamadu, Jaymar Johnson. Sounds great to me!

  24. By Brotha D on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Brotha vikings fans i believe rice will be replaced with joe webb anyone agree?
    Now with saying that i do agree we need to go after a bigplay bigtarget rec….
    I would consider 3 or 4 of the free agent rec that are available and those rec are plex, malcom, and edwards.. maybe consider jones or willams cause to me u got to have a bigbody ball hoggin rec in this league!!!

  25. By viking56 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Floyd would be nice he was on his way to a great season last year before he hurt his hammy. J.Jones would be a great fit to plus I would love to still him away from the Pack. Other then that most of those other WR have to many problem and to much age with them.

  26. By nolaviking on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Actually I would bring back Moss and give Plaxico a shot those guys would solidify the reciever corps for a couple years with McNabb under center we could win a superbowl now so I would not be opposed to those guys…T.O would be a good pick too.

  27. By Brian on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    “Is Rice that much better” – hey Vikings, we need all the help we can get. Trust me, it matters!

  28. By Alex on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    This just in…we are apparently close to acquiring James Jones. Thoughts?

    http://rotoworld.com/player/nfl/4242/james-jones

  29. By alex on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    randy and ocho, i dont see them as a big distraction anymore seeing that they desperatley want that super bowl ring…

  30. By TylerB on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    They still have Emanuel Arcenaux and from what I can tell he might be the big target they are looking for and faster than Rice, and if they can still pick up another proven reciever it might be in good shape reciever wise.

  31. By Chaz on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    BERRIAN?! HE IS NOTHING LIKE WHAT RICE COULD HAVE BEEN. He is a neverwas or a has been. Edwards or Jones

  32. By Vking56 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    J.Jones is coming!!!! I like it

  33. By stevo on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    More concerned about AP’s reaction to the loss, then the loss of Rice itself. I really like Jaymar Johnson and think he will be good this year. Also, the Holmes kid as a FA can fly and is 6’6. And he really is 6’6, I saw him in college. Also a track star.

  34. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall … I had Malcom floyd on my fantasy team last year because of the Vincent Jackson Holdout

    HE SUCKS PLEASE DONT PROMOTE THE SAN DIEGO VERSION OF HANK BASKETT !!!! HES A NUMBER 4 WR AT BEST ….

  35. By VikeFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think it would be in the teams best interest to aquire either Braylon Edwards, Malcom Floyd or James Jones. I think the Vikes are having serious Cap issues but all three of these make great targets. Atleast get one. A deep threat would help the O’line and the running game. Wasnt rice (spelled it that way purposely) out most of last season? No deep threat!

  36. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    James Jones is 102 years old and a number 3 WR at best …. worthless !!!!!!!

  37. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    James Jones is 102 years old and a nu’mber 3 WR at best …. worthle’ss !!!!!!!

  38. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    sorry about the double post must have been a delay

    some of you people look at Floyd on paper and say wow hes a beast … he isnt stop the non sense … hes Hank Baskett on a good day

  39. By tim dann on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    By Retired Sheriff

    Vikes will need big receiver, I thought Mcnabb and TO had some bad feelings between them? If not maybe a good fit. Also the best running AP had was when a certain fullback was in front of him does Tony Richardson ring a bell? Hes free agent i believe bring him back and run the ball… go vikes

  40. By Moses on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I would like to have Roy Williams. If we can’t get him I think we should get Floyd or Edwards.

  41. By Andy Robinson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Plaxico will be all in this time round, look at what a little PR [Prison Rest] did for Vick. No reason to believe it wont do the same for Plexico and with Tony Dungy mentoring him… I say go get him!!!

  42. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    From Mike Wobschalls list there are only 4 names to consider the rest are no better than what we have …

    these guys would upgrade our WR

    1- RANDY MOSS !!!! protect freedom of speech and stop being so sensitive

    2- TO , at 37 and coming back from a knee injury is he really going to be better than a healthy Moss with a chip on his shoulder?

    3- Braylon Edwards, do you fans really think DUI after DUI is a better deal than a guy whose biggest problem is speaking his mind?

    4- Plaxico, ok the guy shot himself anad hasnt played for 2 years … REALLY?

    IF YOU DONT SEE THERE IS ONLY ONE CHOICE ON THAT LIST THAN YOUR TOO SENSITIVE TO BE FOOTBALL FANS AND SHOULD START BLOGGING ON GIRLSCOUTS . COM AND DISCUSS HOW SAD IT IS WHEN PEOPLE CRY !!!

  43. By James on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Braylon Edwards make it happen Minnesota. Like really you guys really need to consider this guy, he is the perfect replacement for Rice. Plus he has several years left in him until we draft another WR. Please get Braylon Edwards!!!!!!!

  44. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

  45. By Parody on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @ Mike Wobschall – You really need to try harder to keep personal feelings from affecting your writing style. Good writers make a strong effort to avoid all bias, but I constantly see you intentially avoiding consideration for Moss. He has very similar faults to Owens and Ochocinco, both of whom got a full paragraph of consideration. Moss is a larger fan favorite than either of those two, and for that reason alone he deserves to be a top runner. If you’re going to let your personal feelings blind you to that truth, you should try finding another profession.

  46. By James on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    The only problem with Moss is that he has that “I play when I want to play attitude.” Some games he plays well, some games he doesnt try as hard.

  47. By Isaac on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I like the sound of plax. He is a skilled receiver who will be looking to resurrect his career. I also think his skill set compliments percy well. My second choice would be Braylon. He drops the ball just as often as he catches it but he does bring big play potential to the vikes and a good amount of swagger. I also think Floyd would be a good option. He had a good season last year but I don’t see him being a number 1 receiver and thats what the vikings need. Dear Vikings, please do not sign: roy williams(his career speaks for itself, had potential, didnt capitalize), TO(drama…..),or ocho(high maintenance). Randy is also a gamble, we all saw how that worked for us last year :x Bottom line: We need someone who equals percy’s talent or exceeds it.

  48. By James on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    But then again it would be really cool to let Moss join. It would be nice to win a Superbowl with him, and he can mold our other receivers into good catchers. So plz get either Moss or Edwards. Moss might be cheaper.

  49. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    if we go corner I say we go Nate Clemens from San Fran they expect him to be released and he’s a great corner.

  50. By Carl K on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I am not sure if we need to panic and spend a ton on a WR. Kyle Rudolph is 6-6 with great hands and good speed. In a two TE set near the endzone, Rudolph and Shancoe will be great redzone targets.

    I think Harvin, Berrian, Jaymor Johnson, Manny Arceneaux, Devin Aromashodu, and others can step up and get the job done!

    Lets spend the money on OL and DBs.

  51. By Nicholas on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    We are close to getting James Jones–27 years old—149 Receptions—2069 Yds—13 Touchdowns in 4 years

  52. By Luke on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I can’t see the Vikings getting T.O or Plaxico Burress because they would give us a bad name. T.O isn’t the type that we should be considering signing to the team. He is a bad sportsmen player.

  53. By Steven B on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think Mike-Sims Walker could be a good (cheap) fit.
    I also believe by siging AP and Greenway to multi-year deals, that will lower our salary cap, tremendously (They both are in their final years of their contract, i.e the highest year). I do like Malcom Floyd as well. We did sign a few undrafted rookies that have big bodies, 6’4 and 6’5. Maybe they have some talent? Who knows. But at the end of the day, I always trust in my Vikings front office and also know Rice just committed career suicide. Following in the footsteps of T.J Housmanzadah (spelling?) and Nate Bureleson. Good luck Rice, you’re gonna need it.

  54. By Kody on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Sign Floyd and convert Webb to WR. If he’s willing play hard and have incentive laden contract, bring in moss. Harvin, Webb, Floyd, arceneaux, maybe moss. Then shanc and rudolf at TE.

  55. By Mike Wobschall on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Parody – Thanks for the free career advice but I think I’m good bud!

  56. By Patti on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I’m thinking that McNab probably has a “no TO” clause worked in to his contract, He hasn\t had a chance to argue with Moss yet. I think Edwards might be the best fit.

  57. By James on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Devin Aromashodu = Troy Williamson 2.0

  58. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    O dam … IM SORRY … I will admit when Im wrong or make a mistake

    James Jones …. I confused him with donald driver, I apologize james jones is ok but he has the droped ball issue just like Edwards and Roy Williams

    hes not a number 1 WR but a solid number 2 which we dont need

  59. By Jeff on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Definatley bring in the Vet quarterback in Mcnabb, but keep T.O. Out the picture. Mcnabb and T.O. Together again will just resurrect old misfortunes. T.O. Is like a cancer to teams and so is Moss. I say bring in Ocho or Chad Johnson. With T.O. around he learned to let go of his Ego, because he learned how an Ego can kill the spirit of a team. Hence, he changed his name back. Chad has let go of his Ego and is ready to move on to bigger and better things. In Mcnabbs eyes. Obtaining the opportunity to work with Chad will give him the refreshment of having the Talent of a T.O., but with the youth and without the Ego. I see great things with these to in tandem. T.O. and Moss have yet to let go of the self and they have proven to cause divisions within a team. We need TEAM builders and these two are the answer to this question. ;)

  60. By Parody on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike Wobschall – That’s why youy continue to repeat your mistakes, because you think that you’re good and won’t take your faults into consideration to improve your craft. If you’re going to tell us that your writing decisions are professional, then you need to stand behind that claim with everything that you write.

  61. By Lucas on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think we should go for Floyd. But really I have seen NO action on the Vikings going for WR. I find this concerning. Our recieving core without rice last year was HORRIBLE. So don’t tell me that BB can be our #1 homerun hitter. Right now as it stands we have Harvin Berian and Camarlio that have had some playing time. That is probably the worst core in football or one of the worst.

  62. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Ocho is 100% hype self promoted hype … hes not that good anymore, does anybody see why Carson Palmer doesnt want to play anymore? He doesnt like his WRs … Ocho doesnt always run the right routes

    NOOCHO

  63. By C.Thrush on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Ok, I’m gonna throw this out. Moss and Owens are both gonna be cheap. Like a 2 for one. Ownes a definate Hall of Fame, Moss has a shot at being there as well if he clears his head out of his ass. Both have a chip, something to prove. Then, why not sweep up Edwards? There’s less for a troubled reciever to get into trouble for in Minnesota compared to New York. If tyou have that set up, Owens, Moss, Edwards, Harvin, even McNabb with his sometimes questionable accuracy will have almost something to hit. Plus AP running wild, how can you defend a 3 reciever set with any combination that you could come up with from that line up AND stop Peterson?

  64. By Mike on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Braylon Edwards = crybaby
    T.O. Who are you kidding? Just say “ACL”
    Ocho..was good, now dust
    Malcom Floyd = overrated
    Steve Smith may still have some left in tank
    James Jones = not bad

    Losing Rice stinks, and I don’t care what your stats show…anyone who’s seen BB and Rice play KNOW that BB doesn’t go up and after the ball like Rice did. James Jones might be our best bet out of these.

    BTW, if we even CONSIDER signing T.O. I’m selling my tickets!

  65. By vikesfansteve on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Randle El, Burress, Moss, Breaston, Edwards all would work out fine.

    Moss would be great.

    So what if he bad mouthed a caterer who was serving high fat food. Whatever the Vikings were eating & drinking last year wasn’t sitting well with them.

    Bring back #84.

  66. By tony mason on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    RANDY MOSS!!! RANDY MOSS!! RANDY MOSS!! Did you notice the money Wilf wasabout to make on his return? 84 jerseys flew off the shelves and right before Moss back in Minn. got big Childress’s sour ass threw him out! Ziggie didn’t him to go, so bring him backk. All that money you were gonna throw to Rice you can get a Randy Moss and maybe more. Sign him to like a two yr deal, just enough for him and Mcnabb to have a couple yrs before it’s Ponder’s team. ANd Berrian had GREAT numbers with Gus Frerotte, just cause Brett didn’t like him doesn’t mean he is no good. McNabb may use him like Frerotte did. I just love Moss and i know many Vikings fans do, it would bring talent, a fan fav, and leadership. Moss is not Owens. He gets along good with QB’s and teammates. I just know how Moss opens doors. He did it for Nate Burleson in Minn, Welker in New England, and will do it for Harvin too! I mean with Berrian, shiancoe, and harvin, Moss wouldn’t be as much as Rice and we could develop a young guy too, right now to be ready for Ponder’s days. RANDY MOSS!! RANDY MOSS!!!

  67. By vikesfansteve on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Oh yeah James Jones is a must but I read somewhere the Vikings were already close to siging him on Friday. Is that correct?

  68. By Jordan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Randy Moss and then look to build up the secondary.. next draft look for offensive linemen

  69. By chad lambert on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I say we go out and get Plaxico Burress and Braylon Edwards. Those two guys would fit great with our team. Randy Moss is a great player and I would love for him to play for the vikings I just dont want a lot of drama to come with him. His rookie year when he was with cris carter was his best year ever. He was unstoppable, if he could get back to that type of caliber I say get him as well.

  70. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings Sign Defensive Tackle Remi Ayodele

    AUTHOR: danzinski | IN: Breaking News | COMMENTS: 0 Yet

    It isn’t Anthony Adams and it isn’t Albert Haynesworth (who the Vikings reportedly showed interest in before he went to New England) but the Vikings do have a new defensive tackle in the mix. James Varney of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports the Vikings have signed former Saints DT Remi Ayodele.

    Ayodele began his career as an undrafted free agent and practice squad hand, but rose to become a starting tackle for the Saints during their Super Bowl year. Unfortunately for the Saints they had a ton of free agents to deal with this off-season and had to make tough choices. Ayodele was a guy they probably wanted to keep but it was just a numbers game.

  71. By tburba103 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    James Jones is a good option. The kid can take the top off the defense which is what we need. Our offense struggled last year because we couldn’t get the ball down the field and they just filled the box every down…James jones would be a good deep threat if he can hold on the the ball ;)

  72. By Nicholas on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Yes, James Jones is close to being a Viking.

    I say get Moss now : )

  73. By tony mason on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    AGAIN RANDY MOSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Dante Stallworth who was a part of that record breaking yr in New England with Moss is out there too! You could bring Stallworth and Moss to Minn for the price to keep Rice. And i do believe Stallworth was in Philly before and should know the offense and McNabb! I’m not saying Stallworth is better than TO when it comes to knowing McNabb’s style but Stallworth is more respectful by far. SO let’s get Moss and Stallworth!!! Can you imagine Stallworth and Harvin running around? Moss and Berrian Opening them up? McNabb Qbing? RANDY MOSS! …and Dante Stallworth

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

    @ Lucas

    Our reciever core is just fine we added Arceneaux and signed Aromashodu those two will be able to step up. Harvin if stays healthy will be our number 1. Not BB. I agree BB isn’t number 1 material but he isnt that bad either to be a third or 2nd. We have two great Running backs and TWO awesome TE’s this year. We also have a large list of others competeing at wr including Joe Webb who was drafted as a WR.
    This year doesnt look anything like last years core so I really think you need to re look at the core of our WR’s again.

    They didnt address the need because their isn’t one atm.

  75. By Nicholas on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think the chances James Jones will get in Minnesota will be much greater than what he did in Green Bay.

  76. By Michael Owens on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Please never sign Terrell Owens, the guys a cancer! And a joke to everyone on the planet. Were not that damaged are we, Go Vikes!

  77. By Nicholas on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    *than what he HAD in Green Bay

  78. By animal26 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings and Jones have agreed to a deal. Vikings are also in talks with Floyd, and Edwards!!! Signing Jones most likely means good bye Berrian!!!!!!

  79. By Michael Owens on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I love it, please bring back Moss! Every time a team uses Randy on the field he’s been effective. Every time…. Get it done!

  80. By desmond on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Bevel should be charged with tampering ,,,,,he used the lockout wisely and i bet he had a few words with TJ and Rice about coming to join him Seatle even if players and coaches were not supposed to correspond during the lock out…..but the other team’s guy hmmmmm

  81. By tony mason on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Nevermind on Stallworth. i hear the skins got him. dang it!

  82. By Parody on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike Wobschall – Just take a count of the names you mentioned, and compare how many people posted that they want Moss to the other receivers. Feel free to leave my posts out of your count. You’ll still find that he’s by far and large the favorite. That alone tells me that you that you shouldn’t be disregarding him. All the other facts (aside from your personal grudge) reinforce this argument.

  83. By Frustrated Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Get Plaxico.

  84. By art valle on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think Edwards will be a good fit in minn.but let’s be realistic guy’s if the offensive line does not protect McNab it doesn’t matter who he has to throw the ball to.

  85. By Nicholas on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Are the Vikes linked to any FA O-Linemen yet????

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

    Get Plaxico and TO if you cannot get Braylon and Jones. They would be a bargain and are the best blockers of the guys available. We want to let AP be all he can be. If TO is teetering on the end of his career, he might keep his mouth shut and be a role player, a team player. Plax is going to be so glad to be back on the field, he will have less attitude and a far better teamate than before his fall. They should at least give a look at Derrick Mason too, he might have a chip, and he can hold onto the ball for those 1st downs..

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

    Exactly art,

    Last year watching those games. it wasn’t all the recievers fault or brett. The QB’s got hit so much two got ingured and webb was left scrambling around.

    This year the OL wont be any different. Mcnabb isn’t in his prime anymore and doesnt move as good. His back up never played an NFL game yet. We could have all the best rec’s out their on the field but if we dont give a qb enough time to throw the ball it all is lost money in over priced recievers

  88. By King of Vikes on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Bring back Moss and pick up Plaxico. Along with Harvin perhaps the best receiving corp in the league.

  89. By Rudso on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    animal26, where did you see that Vikings and Jones agreed to a deal? Please post a link.

  90. By Nicholas on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    All I know is that the Vikings are making a “serious run” for James Jones…and that they are also talking with Malcom Floyd and B. Edwards.

  91. By Rudso on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings have been making a “serious run” at a lot of players in FA, yet the only player they added is McNabb and lost Rice.

  92. By King of Vikes on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Sign Moss and Plaxico and perhaps a couple defensive secondary moves and we’re Super Bowl Bound!

  93. By Nick on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Rice is better than Berrian and comparing numbers shows nothing. Rice can do the little things and has the drive and playmaking gear that Berrian does not have. We overpaid for Berrian (Troy Williamson with better hands). I am surprised Rice wanted to go to Seattle because his numbers will drop until a QB can settle in. We will miss you Sidney.

  94. By AAAA on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Is this guy kidding me comparing Rice to Berrian. Don’t make yourself look like an idiot and don’t insult us. Rice’s breakout year almost alone eclipses Berrian’s production. Don’t be such a homer tell it like it is. He hurt his hip but he still has all the intangibles and showed once he could be a pro bowler. We are talking borderline average WR vs. very good WR. Come on man.

  95. By Ekolu on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    We need a big receiver who can stretch the field. Someone that can build a chemistry with McNabb or Ponder. Percy is a great slot receiver with the best yards after hit stats in the league. The better the receiver, the more touches in the backfield Percy can get and he’s a beast once he gets the ball with a low center of gravity and home run speed. But, I believe Toby Gerhart steps it up so Percy can concentrate on the slot responsibilities. Watch for a lot of 2 TE sets with an attacking ground game. And, when the Vikes begin to employ Kyle Rudolph with Visanthe Shiancoe, they will be almost indefensible down the middle, play action, dump offs. The Vikings could resemble the Patriots more and more.

  96. By tony mason on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    RANDY MOSS!!!! RNADY MOSS!!! Fans will watch the games, buy the tickets, it creates money on the business side and he is talented no matter what anyone thinks. WHen Moss was drafted low in the first round he came out rookie and proved that all the teams that passed made a mistake! When Oakland, the joke that they were, blamed Randy Moss for for their struggles while he was there, saying he was past his prime, New England picked him and Moss wnet CRAZY with Brady and Had what became the highest scoring offense in NFL history! Guess what team has the 2nd highest scoring offense in NFL history? The 1998 Vikings, Randy’s rooking yr! He is a part of the 2 top offensive teams ever! ANd now people doubt him again? Some say he can’t play every down anymore, but so what we got others out there to carry the load. Yet red zone time throw him and rack up touchdowns! It creates good red zone possibilities! Will Peterson run it in? Moss catch it? or McNabb run it? Moss is right on sooooooooo many levels!!! RANDY MOSS!!!!!!! I love the Vikes and Moss. I’ll root for the Vikes no matter what. And Moss to no matter where he goes!

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

    I think you could convert SHAQ into an always open at 12′ high receiver too, It would be like cheating. He has to know to run past the marker and jump and catch, come down , then go out of bounds. Lots of rest between. Or how about a hail SHAQ play now and then? If you put him in the FG D-line maybe you have a roster spot for a natural snuffer who can hide the football in one hand, and will not need to know or do much else.

  98. By Stoney on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    YES to Randy! NO to T.O. or Ocho. Burress is going to G-men or steelers. O-LINE help PLEASE!!!

  99. By tony mason on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    and Randy catches way better than i spell while typing fast too! :P

  100. By Meekay on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I also think it’s a good idea to try to bring back Moss. Also I think Webb should be tried at WR. He can still fill in at QB if needs be.

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

    The Vikings did pick up four rookie free agent offensive linemen. They all played on winning teams in college.

    Perhaps one of these guys could make a difference.

    If that’s the case, I’m off the hook!

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  102. By Garlic on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Um for some reason you didn’t right a paragraph about randy moss, lets go get him back, he never should have left chilly did it and hes gone now. GO GET MOSS, hes a fan favorite and he can fill our vertical threat need. If he wants to be a baby and not play we’ll bench him but hes got a chip on his shoulder after what happen last season, and thats when hes at his best.

  103. By Karl on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Get Malcom Floyd!!! He is a beast and a deep threat that will clear up Percy in the slot

  104. By tony mason on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Like i stated earlier, Berrian is not bad! It depends on the QB. Gus Frerotte had Berrian as his #1 and Berrian put up big numbers with him! Brett didn’t use Berrian the same way. He used Rice as his number 1. McNabb may work well with Berrian. T.O. played left side alot, like Berrian and McNabb throws left side alot too. So we’ll see. but RANDY MOSS! RANDY MOSS! RANDY MOSS! please!

  105. By Ednimely on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    #84 GET YOUR JERSEY OUT
    THIS IS GOING TO BE A FUN RIDE
    ANY VIKING FAN WIIL KNOW AND WANT RANDY TO BE BACK IN MINNESOTA.
    LET DO IT!!

  106. By djtwise on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    we need t.j. houshmandzadeh he is available and i would actually consider going after him and ochocinco .. but it’s kindof obvious that it was a very big mistake by leslie for not franchise tagging sydney.?? we see what happened with farve w/ or w/o sidney it wasn’t rocket science … percy is a slot reciever and berrian is a #2. then waiving moss for a third round pick .. get it together guys .. you don’t win superbowls making big mistakes like this .. and all this talk about offense .. we haven’t even started thinking about defensive secondary or line or line backing core .. were pretty average at every position on defense .. i’m the biggest viking fan ever but or front office is losing their game .. then want the team to go win it all .. look .. go get cromartie… and trade a field general MLB at least to stay competitive

  107. By rayzor on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I Think We Should Go After Floyd Or Jones But I Highly Doubt if the packers will give him up so floyd is thye best fit

  108. By jordan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    the vikings should go with roy williams, or james jones. i believe roy williams will perform like he did in detroit for minnesota. if you cannot get roy williams atleast take away the packers number one guy. if you cant help yourself, hurt your enemy

  109. By djtwise on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    ok vikes.. lets stop dreaming .. randy’s not comming back .. not how we did him last year he’s not .. waive him bcuz he was talking about our food .. man also i have to question our fan base .. are yall tru fans or just band wagon ???

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

    It appears that the Vikings are going with the running game. Some say we couldn’t afford Sidney Rice.

    The thing that continues to puzzle many bloggers, including myself is why we haven’t found a star offensive lineman to add to the squad. They did add 4 rookie free agent linemen. Perhaps this will do it.

    If not, we are looking at 8-8 at best.

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

    @dtjwise,

    Fans are fickle, that’s for sure. Perhaps the Vikings are picking some talented, and hungry young players to mold a WINNING team.

    I hope that’s true.

  112. By Moss Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    has anyone mentioned Randy Moss yet?

    Straight cash homie

  113. By djtwise on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    well to keep it real your actually right .. we couldn’t afford sydney .. bcuz we def gotta restructure adge .. and it sucks that mcnab can’t even get anything decent .. you kno when people feel they are secure financially they do tend to play better

  114. By Moss Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    it looks like moss is in abot 70% of the posts …. should be a done deal

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

    I don’t think you can have a 500 pound QB, 400 pound WRs, RBs, and TEs, and have a bunch of skinny 95 pound weaklings for an offensive line.

    SPIELMAN, FRAZIER, ETC., WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE! ! !

  116. By David P on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    The vikings also have to look at the salary cap. At the beginning of the wek they were 5.1 million over the cap. Who have they said goodbye to to lower that number? There are two goodbyes that are overdue. BB and Madieu Williams. Get under the cap and start trying to get more dfefensive help.

  117. By Moss Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    if the organization cared about the fans knowing this might be the last “Minnesota ” Viking season ever

    THEY WOULD RESIGN RANDY MOSS !!!!!!!!!!!

  118. By Parody on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    djtwise – Was that sarcasm? It’s always hard to guess when reading someone’s writing if they’re being sarcastic. But I hope you were, because big long contracts are usually a contributing factor to players slacking off. It’s also why you hear of players really doing great in the last year of their contract, because they want to convince their team (or others) that they deserve to get that big long contract renewal.

  119. By djtwise on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Frederick Jones thanks for the response it’s cool talking to other true fans .. but yea we have holes to fill especially when we have to face suh and fairley twice a year now.. but the fact that we have mcnab now makes me wonder wat it we did use that pick on a great ot ..he would possibly actually help our situation this year … but i gotta side with leslie on this one .. if we learned anything from chilly ..is the quarterback you chose will ultimately hold your destiny in their hands and it’s ironic when tjack actually showed us that he was useless .. was in the playoffs agains the eagles.. or he’s gettin fired in 2-3 yrs. so that was a build for the future move .. and you know what we really needed thatbucz i’m tired of this quarterback hunt every year.., p.s. i’m happy for sydney .. but i have no faith in jackson .. to get it to him .. lol

  120. By Parody on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    David P – I think that Jimmy Kennedy was the biggest goodbye, at $2.5mil. Beyond that, I’m not sure who else was cut, but news is that the team is trying to convince M.WIlliams and BBerrian to restructure. It’s likely they’ll be cut if they refuse to restructure.

  121. By WILLY on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    EVERY ONE IS TALKING ABOUT DIFFERENT WR’S BUT NONE OF THIS WILL MATTER IF THE QB CAN’T GET ANY PROTECTION.
    THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS THE QB’S HAVE BEEN RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES.
    THE VUKES NEED TO DO SOMTHING WITH THEIR OFFENCIVE FRONT LINE.
    THE REST WILL COME.

  122. By prinzcharlez on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    GO VIKES !
    Do anybody remember Nate Burleson who left Minnesota for Seattle ? How about T.J. Houshmanzdeh currently in Seattle how’s that working out ? I like the following WR’s 1. Malcolm Floyd 2. James Jones and 3. Mike Sims-Walker, I for one believe losing WR Rice is not going to hurt us going forward, that’s just me…….GO VIKES !

  123. By Nick on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Plaxico!!!

  124. By VikeFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I am finding humor in these posts. As a Moss fan (back in the day) do you REALLY think. SERIOUSLY, that Randy Moss himself, would want to come back to the state that let him go not once but twice. The state that voiced aggression toward him (back in the day) when he was the superstar you think he still is? And the second time for his attitude. Umm, did his attitude change from the first time? HE DOESNT WANT TO BE BACK (he may sayso for appearance) but DONT. And WHY WOULD THE VIKES PLAY THIS LOSING GAME A 3rd TIME. Pls stop posting Randy Moss. I hope he does well. but HE AINT COMING BACK!

  125. By djtwise on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Moss Fan ok man i agree randy was our fallen soldier ever since 98′ .. but theres ego’s involved in this .. and dramatic espn story lines.. if your a vikings fan and not just a moss fan .. you would agree .. t.j. houshmandzadeh .. is a better bet .. and we had our chance ,, we lost it and a 3rd round pick that could very well have been that great lb we needed .. but look don’t get super emotional ..i went through thaat for 5 years now .. just sit back and watch the game .. we could have got colt mcoy instead of toby gearheart last year and been don’t with all this conversation and probably not have lost sydney .. our heart and soul!!!~!

  126. By djtwise on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Moss Fan ok man i agree randy was our fallen soldier ever since 98′ .. but theres ego’s involved in this .. and dramatic espn story lines.. if your a vikings fan and not just a moss fan .. you would agree .. t.j. houshmandzadeh .. is a better bet .. and we had our chance ,, we lost it and a 3rd round pick that could very well have been that great lb we needed .. but look don’t get super emotional ..i went through thaat for 5 years now .. just sit back and watch the game .. we could have got colt mcoy instead of toby gearheart last year and been don’t with all this conversation and probably not have lost sydney .. our heart and soul!!!~! ps sims walker is good tho

  127. By Parody on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @VikeFan – It wasn’t the state. It was a former owner the first time (Red McCombs) and a former coach the second time around. The State hated both of them, but always loved Moss. I think that Moss understands that more than most people do.

  128. By djtwise on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @VikeFan finally somebody that makes since as a vike fan wow.. i agree with you .. but can i ask you who you would like to replace yet another fallen soldier sydney rice ???

  129. By SuperDaveMPLS on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Vikes fans… I have one name to mention… rarely brought up since last season… Joe Webb (Mr Rice Who?) Everyone speaks of how much of a pure athlete he is and wasn’t he drafted as a wideout anyways?! With the latest moves that we have made, he won’t see any time at QB and he’s too good to send back to the bench. He’d also add depth to the position. So if we are able to add a J. Jones or a M. Floyd or whom ever… we should be fine! Run the ball and play good, solid defence and the offence should be good. With all the explosiveness at the skill positions, and the veterian leadreship that we have in place WE, THE VIKES could finally be the ones winning a championship! FINALLY!!!

  130. By djtwise on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @prinzcharlez t.j. is with baltimore now but also a free agent .. it’s ight here on the vikings website

  131. By Moss Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @DJTWISE … lol ive been a viking fan since i started watching football , the last few years of Tommy Kramer ….

    and for you to say Whosyourmamma is in the same world as Moss make your whole argument mute …. in fact i couldnt read another word after “better fit”

    We lost cindy rice and the best WR on the board is Moss with Edwards and Jones coming in tied for third … there is no second

  132. By tony mason on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Houshmanzdeh was in baltimore last yr, not seattle but is avaiable. Edwards, T.J. R. Williams, all are great options, but they will all want major playing time! If we get Jones or a some young guys to move up we need superb talent that doesn’t have to be played over and over to the point of injury. So, like i said for the fans, for the business, and Zigi if you’re out there you know this is why you got po’d at childress for cutting him, the answer is Randy Moss!!! Randy knows it was CHildress who cut him, not players, not fans, and he is a good fit to have. When The eagles brought in talent (TO) for McNabb they went to the superbowl. Develop and have average guys to Shiancoe, Harvin and Berian but Moss is the red zone deep threat! For the fans man! Get on every vikings wr blog and go RANDY MOSS craaaazy folks!!! We fans and our outcry is what got Childress finally gone! Fumed at his play calling decisions and cutting Moss, the higher ups listened! Now let’s get Moss back!

  133. By Moss Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    F sidney rice he had one good year …. it wasnt great 1300 yards and 9 tds

  134. By djtwise on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Parody ok but weak contracts like the one adrian peterson has right now .. won’t have the player playing to their potential .. bcuz why should they .. ??? putiing their body on the line top 3 player in the league for chump change .. believe me the #1 priority for a player should be winning or get outta here . then you could add a few incentives .. but that’s why you lose players like sydney .. bcuz you take to long to re-sign and negotiate for something decent .. i mean you really don’t have to pay playes the highest paid this and that .. just give em close to what their worth and they’ll be fine

  135. By Sonny on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Being a U of Wyo fan and Vikings fan, I have to throw my vote in for Malcolm Floyd. I saw thid kid play in college and kept an eye on him in the NFL. What a stud!

  136. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    84 Life BBM !!!!!!!!

    Chilly was too sensitive to be a coach and the minute he had to go into the janitors closet and cry he cut Moss.

    F Chilly F Cindy Rice and bring back Moss !!!!

    84 Life BBM!!!!!!!!!!!

  137. By tony mason on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    OH AND BY THE WAY, BRING BACK DARREN SHARPER!

  138. By Rick on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    rice will fail in seattle the guy had one good season and thats it he’s never healthy and now will have nobody to get him the ball makes me laugh cause i remember it being quoted he wanted to play for a good qb

  139. By VikeFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Apologies, I just wanted to point out that “In my opinion Randy Moss is gone and will not be back” He was a great WR and is definately a good WR today.

    @djtwise, good question. I know the Vikes need a deep theat. They lacked that last year. Due to Rice’s hip. There is a lot of talk about Edwards, Floyd, and Jones. I think any ONE of those to help fill the need. I am also hoping Mr. Emmanuel Arceneaux can provide the speed and hands.

    Is it true that Jonathan Joseph CB is available?

  140. By djtwise on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Moss Fan i guess we can say that now .. but c’mon man dude was making circus catches with t-jack and let farve have his best year ever. he’s better than moss right now ..<< am i wrong .. and he's commin outta south carolina that are gonna have another top beast reciever commin out .. and the fact of the matter is you don't draft rookies and just give em up in their prime and that what we did with both of them

  141. By djtwise on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    yea we need to be looking at jonathan joseph .. he’s not as good as everybody hypes him up to be but he’s alright forsure

  142. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    The biggest buzz receiver-wise currently seems to be coming off Braylon Edwards, who was just mentioned as a Viking target by John Clayton. Edwards can do some things downfield but we also know he has a tendency to drop ba’lls from time-to-time. And there are the character issues. On the plus side, acquiring a big name like Edwards would quiet down some of the anger among fans who are not happy to see Rice go. Excitement levels around the team would increase at the thought of McNabb and Edwards becoming a dangerous combo.

  143. By Andrew on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Randy Moss deserves to be back in Purple. He is going to end up as a NYJ or back as a Patriot. He is extremely loyal. Speaks his mind. Fan Favorite. Let’s just go back and get him. Please. I’m under no belief that Moss is the same as he was 10 years ago but he is still taller than most WR’s, faster than most WR’s, has a higher vertical than most WR’s and has glue for fingers that almost no WR’s have. On top of all this we (the Vikings) are his home. None of us liked Childress. Moss just said out loud what most of us were desperately saying in our hearts. Please let’s bring him home.

    Outside of Moss, let’s go get Malcom Floyd. (Maybe Jones from GB, mostly because Rogers wants him back so much but also because he is good)

    Finally, let’s set our sights right now on next year. Let’s do whatever it takes to bring Fitzgerald back home to Minnesota.

    We’ve never had a local player that was so fantastic in ability, work ethic and attitude. Let’s do whatever it takes to get him next year and that means starting to make those plans right now this year.

  144. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I wouldnt mind Braylon Edwards … but I dont see how as an organization we can be happier with DUI after DUI after DUI and be unhappy with a guy that speaks his mind

  145. By Parody on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @djtwise – You think $10mil a year is weak? Just how much do you think AP should be paid? AND, why should teams pay him big if he decides to stop playing hard in the final year of his contract? They’ll all just say, “yea he was good, but look at his 2011 numbers. He’s all washed up now.”

  146. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I like our receiving corps. Let the young guys battle it out. The only receivers I would want are Larry Fitzgerald (I know I’m dreaming but he is technically a free agent) and Braylon Edwards. What he did for the Jets last year was impressive. I’d like to see some of that with the Vikes. Also, James Jones would be a great #3 option. Releasing BB, Baskett, Madieu Williams, and Mckinnie saves up cap room and gives us roster space for a much needed receiver, saftey and hopefully an experienced OT or OG.

  147. By djtwise on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    that is a good point .. the eagles brought in t.o. and they went to the bowl ..only thing t.o. only played in the superbowl which they lost .. and that would involve another media circus .. so ..please don’t even think about nothing about t.o. .. we got mcnab we’re happy with that were good .. we can’t not consider peoples relationships with other people .. this is a team

  148. By Lbrown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    You guys are all ridiculous for requesting Moss back. Talk about a cancer. Did anyone watch him last year. It was probably tuff cuz he couldn’t even get on the field for the misserable Titans corps. GET REAL FOLKS! There are soooo many other recievers to choose from at this point. We have Harvin, James Jones(sounds like it), Aroma, Eman, Shanc, Rudolph, and possibly Floyd or Edwards. That will be plenty good for McNabb to get the ball off if the line plays like it is capable of. Last year was a fluke with the dome collapse and childress leaving. Lets throw last year out the door and move on. This team is still set on winning with all the Vets we have. Line up some defense and stop worrying about the recievers. AP will be a beast this year. We will all miss Rice RIP…and shame on you media people who try to compare Rice and Berrians numbers….LOL. Don’t be ridiculous. Do any of you even WATCH football. Quit pullin peoples legs and write about real issues.

  149. By Zach on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I’d like to see a couple verteran WR’s sign with the Vikes that we could get for a good value, perhaps one being Derrick Mason or Malcomlm Floyd. Would also be interesting to see if that can’t get Hank Baskett back cheap since him and McNabb were teammates in Philly

  150. By Moss Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @djtwise … yes i would of rather had a Sidney Rice that WANTED to be a Viking over Moss this year but Rice didnt want to be a Viking and Moss has said while in Tennesse he would be open to being a Viking depending on the QB situation

  151. By purplefizz on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I agree that losing Rice wont hurt the vikings, what WILL hurt the vikings is not having a downfield, big play threat like we had in Rice. James Jones is not the answer, my brother-in-law is a diehard packer fan and watches every game and trust me, Jones has issues catching the ball. He is fast but doesnt always make the catches. Malcom Floyd would soften up this blow. The guy was on track to have a breakout season before he got hurt. The only reason why he never had one was because he was being overshadowed by Vjack and Gates who are two consistent 1000+ yd recievers in a full season.

  152. By djtwise on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Parody adrian is getting 10 mil .. that’s cool i thought he was getting 5 mil .. on his rookie contract .. maybe that got reworked .. but i don’t think he would possibly be about to hold out if he was getting 10 mill .. but

    @Touchdown your right man basket, bb, madieu and mount mckinney.. even throw in pat will .. (not kev) can go as far as i’m concerned we need the space to get these young gunners .. but i dunno you think mckinney ain’t gottanother solid year.. he got it down with hutch you kno ?

  153. By xmasboy on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Where did my man T. Jack go??? GET THAT BROTHER BACK!

  154. By Moss Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    and btw you people who think moss cares about hurt feelings of the past obviously are over sensitive … moss comes off abrasive because hes not so sensitive to care what he said she said, IT DOESNT MATTER

  155. By Parody on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @djtwise – Adrian is the last guy to hold out on his team. WAY too much of a class act. We are only insisting that his contract get reworked because he is in the final year, and it’s much more comforting to everybody if a favorite player gets a new contract before it runs out, PLUS it will help free up a little cap space, since the final year of a contract generally pays out bigger than any other.

  156. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Malcom Floyd is Hank Baskett on a good day … he sucks

    I had him on my fantasy team last year and he was awfull

  157. By Zach on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    BTY…i think the Vikes draft team made an OOPS when they passed on the chance to draft Fairley ahead of Ponder who they easily could have nabbed in the 2nd round

  158. By djtwise on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @ Moss Fan well you know what if moss really wants to come back .. hey .. let’s go get him !!!! i do agree he is a good player that we def can use i just thought there wasn’t a chance after how we did him last year

  159. By tony mason on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    trust me i don’t want T.O. at all i’m just saying McNabb soared with a veteran receiver. So let’s get RANDY MOSS!!If we got McNabb for right now! Moss is for right now! Those two are very helpful with young players too, perfect way to lead into a younger Ponder team down the road. I like what Shawn said. Edwards would be great, yes, for the experience, but he’s not Moss, even Moss right now, he’ll want to be a focal point and Moss just wants a championship. SO why bring in dui trouble over bad food trouble? Moss can get us those red zone points and down the field against those heavy weight offenses of G.B and CHi. Like i said Moss wants to win. So does McNabb, so does A.P., so does Kevin, Pat , WInfield, Allen, let’s get Moss! FOR THE FANS!!! RANDY MOSS!!

  160. By purplefizz on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    How do you guys feel about the o-line? they were terrible last season but then agian, its hard to believe they will be that terrible agian this season given that they played so well in 09-10. Mckinney, Hutch, Sullivan, Herrera, and big Phil sound pretty good, I just hope they can consistently give Mcnabb time to find the receivers.

  161. By djtwise on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Parody oooooh .. ok see thankyou for letting me kno watsup ..gotta give a shot out to my fellow vikes out there

  162. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    It’s official Nate Clemens is released. If Vikings snag him, we can move Cook to Safety, have Winfield play Nickel, Clements can play the right while Griffen plays the left. Then Lito can step in when anyone gets tired. And I liked Abdulla last year. Just signing Nate can really boost our secondary.

  163. By oifdad81 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    All I really have to say is that the Vikings should not pick up T.O. because the team does not need the drama that comes with him. Yes, he has talent. But, he has a greater ego problem. I think we will be fine this year with who we have. We have a strong offensive line and a great potential to make it to the SB. Let’s start by forgetting last year with the dome collapsing and childress departure. Let’s focus on being a the great Viking team we all know they can be. Go Vikings!

  164. By skolpurpleandgold on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    First off the Vikes should have done anything to keep him in purple. The comparison in the artical to Berrian has got to be a joke. Numbers arnt everything, look at tape when there was a jump ball thrown to Rice he attacked the ball, same throw to Berrian he waits for the ball to come to him, alowwing the defender to break the play. ’09 season Rice made Favre look good. He was the outlet, if everyone was covered throw it to rice he’ll make a play. ’10 season showed how difficult the passing game is without a player like that. I’d hope we get a Plax or an Edwards but my feeling is they wont. They’ll go with what we have and lean on the run game. I do believe we still have the guy from the CFL that they signed at the end of the year last year. Emmanuel, Arceneaux he could fill that spot nicly. I still would like to see Joe Webb as QB. A scramber like that makes the D not able to drop LB’s in coverage. But i think about the options with a QB/WR like him in wild cat plays. All in all i’m disapointed to see Sid leave but the Vikes will be fine. SKOL vikes.

  165. By tony mason on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Why do people keep dissing Berrian? Are you guys just fairweather brett fans that joined while he was there? Go back to the playoff yr before Brett. Frerotte was giving Berrian 100 yd games weekly yo! So McNabb may gel with him too!

  166. By Lbrown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Sign Clements!!!!!!!!!!

  167. By Parody on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    No prob djtwise. I like to educate, so it’s always nice to talk to a fellow fan who wants to learn.

  168. By Peterson rules on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Malcolm Floyd and Braylon Edwards are the only two options I like. Malcolm is better though because he does not have any off the field problems. Also Vincent Jackson would be great if available even with his issues.

  169. By Moss Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike Wobschall … we just swayed another fan djtise is on the Moss wagon, lets let hurt feelings go and do whats right

    you know how when you get in a fight with family and say something ” mean ” but its true … you would have never said it but you were angry? Well Moss just says the truth everyday , sometimes truth hurts

  170. By Parody on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @tony mason – A lot of us just have short memories. Berrian had two horrid years. I can’t say whether it was the introduction of Favre, or Berrian’s injury, or just that Berrian lost whatever it was that he used to have, but recent history tells us that $4mil is way too much to pay him. There are other guys on the team getting paid a lot less who can play better than he did the past two years. We can’t try to balance our hopes on maybes, so I personally am trying to be realistic. If BB doesn’t agree to a new contract worth significantly less than the current one, he needs to go.

  171. By djtwise on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Touchdown i like the sound of that … clements.. would be nice

    It’s official Nate Clemens is released. If Vikings snag him, we can move Cook to Safety, have Winfield play Nickel, Clements can play the right while Griffen plays the left. Then Lito can step in when anyone gets tired. And I liked Abdulla last year. Just signing Nate can really boost our secondary.

  172. By Parody on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Moss Fan – Thanks for speaking out to Mike Wobschall. I felt like I was the only one who cared for a while, and if that was the case then he’d continue to ignore it. Hopefully if enough of us tell him directly, Wobschall will make an effort to be more objective and less biased.

  173. By Parody on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Touchdown & djtwise – I like the idea of bringing in Clemens, if we can afford him. But I’d like to suggest an alteration. Since Lito is not officially on the team anymore, we’d be a lot better off if we continued to develop Asher Allen and have him spell players when they become fatigued.

  174. By Michael on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Randy…Randy!!

  175. By Moss Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Parody … no actually i just feel you and i have been fighting the good fight , i mentioned yesterday I thought Mike W had a personal issue with Moss

  176. By djtwise on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    ok look we loved sydney .. drafted him .. brought him into his own .. but he gotta get paid .. so he’s a seahawk just like burleson .. but were STILL VIKES OVER HERE we ain’t trading or resigning with another team … so let me just say this for everybody .. SO-LONG SYDNEY… we have got to move on the more time we spend talking about sydney the less time we have to focus on .. t.j. housh.. moss.. braylen.. or even james jones .. i really don’t care we can’t do it with the recieving core ..like i said .. percy is a 3rd down back like chester that can play reciever … berian runs the streak ..allot like moss which is why that didn’t work last year.. we need a #1 ( possesion) reciever and a shut down corner . not to mention a middle line backer .. bcuz i don’t know what ej has left in the tank

  177. By skolpurpleandgold on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Moss is still a great reciever IF he’s the the first look for the QB, if the play calls for him being the 2nd or 3rd look he dosnet try. Remember he’ll play when he wants to play, he’ll do what he wants to do. He’s poison, i wouldnt want him on my team no matter how much talent he has/had.

  178. By tony mason on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    i hear ya on the money issue with BB parody. I just RANDY MOSS back! I don’t care where he goes, i’m rooting for him! I hate the jets and anybody in our own division but he goes there i will root for that team but Minn. is #1 for me! Always! If we get Edwards, T.J., Floyd, Jones, Williams, S. Moss, that’s cool too, as long as we win! Winning cures everything! almost. I can’t no love Moss! SUperfreak still has it! And nobody is really talking about him at all either, so that will put a huge chip on his shoulder, wherever he goes he’s gonna come out and be like, yeah you forgot about me didn’t ya! I’d think Stl would take him having former pat off co. josh mcdaniels now. Anyway I just want Vikings victories and getting them with RANDY MOSS would be awesome! I think CHildress knew he was going down last yr, nobody, not even Brett wanted him there, and i think he knew the Vikes could get somewhere with Moss so he quickly cut him.

  179. By Ben on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I would say Braylon Edwards is the only one that I feel is a big playmaker with speed and Floyd is a big target but I don’t know how fast he is and seriously Bernard Berrian is not as good as Rice, What did he do last year when rice was out nothing….the only receiver who stepped it up was Percy Harvin who wasn’t even given the credit by Childress… I say Braylon Edwards is the number 1 guy but may be too expensive

  180. By djtwise on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @ Parody i’ll agree to that .. but aher was getting kindof burnt last year .. reminded me or our maculley days.. ps benny sap was a good player and there was another cb/db we gave up .. p.s. what do you guys think of the guy that came from miami for benny sapp what was his name again ???

  181. By Moss Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    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

  182. By KC on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    If we can get floydd i would say he is our best option, and still has atleast 4 more years left in the tank.

    What we need to do is fix the secondary.. we could do this by signing another corner i.e Cromartie. After signing cromartie we could move Winfield to safety (he has obviously lost some speed and cannot keep up with top-flight recievers, and would be perfect at safety bc he can play the ball in the air and is the best tackler on the team and probably the best tackling corner in the league). If Cook/Allen can step up and live up to their potential they could be the 3rd corner.

    If that doesnt pan out i still want to see if T. Johnson can become a playmaker at Safety. He was a huge reach when he was drafted and didnt play well his first few season (imo because of lack of experience)

  183. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

  184. By rye on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings Have done a lot to address their needs. They started even before the lockout.

    Signed WR Emmanual Arceneaux

    Signed DE Adrian Awasom

    They have completely addressed the QB position

    Mcnabb – 1-2 year starter
    Ponder – Will take over as the future of Vikings

    They drafted Rudolph which will give the vikings two excelent TE’s. This will make our running game even more deadly because when the vikings go into a run heavy two tight end set, they will also be able to pass out of it.

    The drafted DT Ballard. The guy has talent. He has some personal issues, but the got a steal where they drafted this guy.

    They drafted love, fuco, and have signed a few more undrafted OL men.

    They just signed free agent DT Remi Ayodele (Saints)

    They are currently going after Braylon Edwards, Floyd, and James Jones.

    I am sick of all the negative comments. The Vikings have been trying hard to fill their holes.

  185. By vikeforever on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I was always a hugh Moss fan, I still have his jersey. I would say without thinking to get Moss now. However after that loss to NE in which he said in front of Minny fans how he praised and missed NE that was about as much disrespect as I could take. I would consider James Jones because of his age and skill makes him a better fit with Percy .GO Vikes

  186. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

  187. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    how about this guy at corner?

  188. By djtwise on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @rye

    WR Emmanual Arceneaux cfl

    DE Adrian Awasom no proven ability + we already got de’s

    DT Remi Ayodele journey man .. with his 7th team …

    you’ve been working hard vikes but don’t believe the hype .. give mcnab someone to throw to and get somebody to hold down that secondary

  189. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

  190. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

  191. By David P on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Rye,

    They are in patch up mode. If they would have signed Rice last year they could now be concentrating on the OL abd D positions. Instead they address these areas with unproven rookies and players past theri prime. But I hope I am wwrong that these pan out and the vikings can compete. Do not hold your breath though.

  192. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    How much money would Clements command? He isn’t OLD but he isn’t young either. I’ve always liked him and would LOVE for him to be a Viking..

  193. By skolpurpleandgold on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @rye i agree the Vikes have been doing a good job of filling holes. should be a good season

  194. By Rich on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    vikings are not bad at filling holes however sidney rice is a stud and they should have tried harder to keep young talents like that, especially as a fan favorite, i dont believe that any of those free agents has the potential rice does.

  195. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

  196. By rye on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @rich

    Sydney rice may be pretty good. But he is always injured. I would take Braylon Edwards and James Jones any day over Sydney Rice. They actually show up to play and are dependable.

  197. By Larry Sanchez on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Viking Staff—– Try hard to get either….Chad Ochocinco or Plaxico Burress….
    Those two WR’s will make an instant impact…..Do this and the loss of Rice….will be forgotten……

  198. By tony mason on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

  199. By tony mason on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    If Chad Johnson becomes a Viking i will seriously think about boycotting them til he is gone! he’s a childish joke!

  200. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @tony mason … if you copy the link while the video is still playing it will come up the way my posts did

  201. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    agreed ocho is a joke … 100% self promoted hype

  202. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I also wouldn’t mind getting Plax. But my top sre Larry Fitz. Jones, and Edwards. But Clements means so much more PLEASE VIKES get him!!!!

  203. By Dalton Hays on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    all the vikes fan need to start a petition to bring back 84 one more time. RANDY MOSS!

  204. By Lee on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Randy Moss

  205. By VikeFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I thought Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was a FA? When did he sign with the cards?

  206. By Jeffbleedspurple on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Bring on the Webb! To much talent to sit the bench as a 3rd string QB, all I hear about is talent, so let him use it as a WR.

  207. By FLAMCAKE on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I WILL SIGN THAT PETETION EVERYDAY! Hungy Donovan, Hungry Moss, HUNGRIER franchise, WE WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!SKOL! MOSSMOSSMOSSMOSSMOSSMOSSMOSS!!!!!!!

  208. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Moss isn’t the answer trust me. His attitude stinks and like Ocho and TO he is a cancer to the locker room. I’d root for him if he was a signed but I want to win without him. I want to rub it in his face and say we won and didn’t need you. I like our other options in Jones, Edwards, Burress Fitzgerald, Smith and even Floyd. I’d rather ANY of them over Moss. But if Moss comes back again, he better not be our #1 option. I don’t trust him and he doesn’t have it in him any more for GREAT years!

    Any way does any one know what Clements expects money wise?

  209. By Ron on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    RANDY MOSS 3.0 :) Childress messed up last year NOT Moss !

  210. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    GET MOSS!

  211. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I dont see why you guys think James Jone is a great WR? You guys must of misunderstood him of Donald Driver. He might be the greatest WR for the packers but James Jone? Are you kidding? That is the worse mistake Vikings has made for putting him in our team. Randy Moss is the answer! Randy Moss borned to be the Vikings, Raised To be the Vikings and will always be the Vikings. Randy Moss is the answer!

  212. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Randy Moss. Randy Moss is the greatest WR. He has past half way of breaking Jerry Rice record and if he continue to play the way he is, he will beat his record in no time. He is faster than Barry Sander, he is faster than Jerry Rice, he is taller than every WR, and he can leap one arm to catch the ball like a feather. Thats how good he is, so go get MOSS for our sake!

  213. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    To those of you who think it is Moss fault for the mess last year it is not his. It was Brad Childress, the fraud. Moss came from New England Patriots and learned from best coach in NFL. Coming from that team to the Vikings, he realized how big mistake the vikings has kept Childress as an coach. Childress is horrible, had no clue with the play calling, and he just blames on the players when his play calling shouldn’t even be there. It was his, Moss tried to recertify and explain what it should really be and Childress doesn’t like the idea that Moss knows how to play than Childress does. That got him mad and fired Moss. Childress is a fraud. Have you see any other NFL teams picked him up as their staff? QB coach? Offense Coach? No! None of the NFL wants Childress, they know the truth about him.

  214. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings sign UDFA RB Alexander Robinson

    July 28th, 2011 Randy Perrin Posted in Main

    Tom Pelissero posted on twitter that Vikings signed UDFA RB Alexander Robinson from Iowa State.

    Robinson is 5’9, 187 lbs. and has experience returning kickoffs.

    Vikings lost out on RB Derrick Locke because of a failed physical and looks like they found his replacement. Vikings now up to 15 UDFA heading into training camp.

  215. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings close to signing WR James Jones

    July 28th, 2011 Randy Perrin Posted in Main

    Vikings look like their close to signing Packers free agent WR James Jones according to Paul Charchian.

    Not sure if they see him as a replacement for Rice or Berrian. Also rumors they could be interested in Braylon Edwards and Malcom Floyd have surfaced also.

  216. By VikeFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    this Moss stuff is just getting old. I really hope a team, any team picks him up. Just not the Vikings. Then the chat can move on to meaningful conversation. Go Jones, go Edwards, go Floyd. I am seriously confused with all this Moss chatter. Are you being paid to help him get a job? These chats have no influence on the teams choices. So Again whats with all the Moss stuff? Are you just trying to frustrate and interfere with the rest of the chatting public? That really helps out Moss’ position. LOL

  217. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    GET MOSS!! YOU WANT SUPERBOWL? McNabb, Peterson, Jared Allen, Ed Griffen, Chad Greenway, EJ Henderson, Hutchingson, Phil Loadholt, (Ohio State, Hoss), Harvin, Randuloph (TE) McKinnie, I know hes getting old but he still has some left, Got one of the Defense Tackle from Saints that got Favre’s foot broke in NFC championship, Moss, Berrian is ok, but ughh, a couple good CB, Winfield, Griffin. We are good to go. We might need a good Safety, but Free Agent or develop our Safety will help. We will eat NFC North butt and get a good 11-5 recod.

  218. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    But he is better than Jones? Are you dumb? Jone is the worst WR in NFL. Jone is not Donald Driver, it was not Jone who brought Packers to Superbowl, it was aaron and Donald. If you read the articles correctly, Jone has dropped 19 times last season. What makes you think Jone is a good fit for our team? You guys must of smoke a good dope to say he is good lol

  219. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    James Jones was the 3rd best packer WR with 50 catches for 670 yards and 5 TDs … HOW WOULD THIS BE AN UPGRADE?

    James Jones is know for droped pas’ses !!!!!!

  220. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    If Vikings sign Jones, I guarantee a 6-10 record. We will be the stupidest team in NFL and run in first round draft to find a good WR again just like we did in 1998, when we got Randy Moss. Yeah go ahead, Vikes, sign the dumb WR. See you next year in first round Draft to find WR knowing im always right.

  221. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    RANDY MOSS is the ANSWER. JONES is the WORST WR!

  222. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike Wobschall … why would our coaches do that to us waste money on a WR known to drop pas’ses?

    I always get the packer WRs confused but the only good one is greg jennings …

    Our last football season ever and we are going after Troy Williamson JR …

  223. By Alan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I would go after Braylon Edwards. James Jones is a dropper, TO and Ocho are cancers to the locker room. Mike Sims- walker is alright but he cant be a number 1 reciever. GO AFTER BRAYLON EDWARDSS.

  224. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Why cant the fans have a voice to the coaches? Why are we shut out? WHY ARE WE GOING AFTER JAMES “TROY WILLIAMSON” JONES?

  225. By purplefizz on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Randy Moss is nothing but a name now. Are you kidding me larson, you think Moss is the best reciever ever? wow thats sad. Its not going to happen, he is NOT coming back so please people stop peeping about randy moss, its getting old and annoying.

  226. By Prigge on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    If we can get Ocho so be it. I am a huge Chad Johnson fan. I think he would be too expensive. I like Braylon because he is quicker and more physical than Floyd and yet still has good size 6’3 220 approx. Yes he has off the field issues but that doesn’t take away his production. I think he was never meant to be the guy in NY, he was not able to get any help in Cleveland I think the revival story is Braylon not Mcnabb.

  227. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

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  228. By VikeFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    According to the NFL. James Jones produced 50 receptions, 679 yds and 5 touchdowns. 50 rec/16 games = 3 plus catches per game.. Now as previously stated this in not a PRIMARY reciever. He still averaged that much. Sounds like a pretty good reciever. Oh just for comparison. Percy Harvin without Sydney Rice for most of the season. 71 receptions 868 yds and 5 tds. Sound like nice assistance for Harvin.

  229. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @By purplefizz … Get Randy Moss

  230. By runningwiththedevil on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    with all due respect M. Wobscall-you cannot use stats to compare Berrian to Rice. Berrian’s career is on a downslide and Rice is young with completely different skills. Losing Rice is a big hit for this team. None of the alternative free agents are comparable to Rice with his youth and huge upside. That being said we will have to move on and I trust the team to come up with good alternatives. I pray that we don’t bring in R.Moss, T.O. or any divisive players. I am shocked at the level of support here for bringing Moss back. Clearly delusional posters w/ bad memories. What about V. Jackson.

  231. By purplefizz on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I dont care who they sign as long they can get malcom floyd. Trust me guys, he is going to have a break out season if he comes to MN. The only reason why he hasnt exploded is because of vjack and antonio gates. 1000+ yds each, 10+ tds each.

  232. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @vikefan … James ” Troy Williamson Jr ” Jones is know for droped pa’sses our top 4 guys could match his numbers … hes a number 3 WR just like his stats show

  233. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Please Get RANDY MOSS!

  234. By Nicholas on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    GOOD NEWS; We released M. Williams : )

  235. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Randy Moss Randy Moss Randy Moss Randy Moss Randy Moss Randy Moss Randy Moss Randy Moss Randy Moss Randy Moss Randy Moss Randy Moss and so on. He is the best WR, 10 times better than Jerry Rice if you guys know who the heck he is. RANDY MOSS OWNS NFL!

  236. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Did we learn nothing from Bernard Berrian a #3 WR on the come up , we give him a big deal and hes still a #3 WR …. James jones is the same thing

    PLEASE NOOOOOO JAMES JONES

  237. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Randy Moss will break Jerry Rice. GUARANTEE! NO REFUND! LOL

  238. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @NICHOLAS … Whered you get that , first smart thing Ive heard since McNabb deal

  239. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    RANDY MOSS COMON VIKINGS. GET HIM !! YOU HAVE MADE SO MANY MISTAKES BUT LET RANDY MOSS SWEEP UP THE FLOOR AND TELL YOU ITS OK I FORGIVE YOU. HE WILL DO ANYTHING TO BE THE SUPER BOWL CONTENDER!

  240. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    RANDY MOSS!! GET RANDY MOSS!

  241. By Nicholas on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @ Shawn

    Eden Prairie, MN (July 28, 2011) – The Minnesota Vikings have made the following roster moves:

    Released WR Freddie Brown (Utah), DT Jimmy Kennedy (Penn State), and S Madieu Williams (Maryland).

    Signed TE Ed Barham (North Carolina) and RB Alexander Robinson (Iowa State).

  242. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    MOSS CATCH THE BALL WITH 1 HAND LIKE HE CATCHES A FEATHER! THATS HOW GOOD HE IS!

  243. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Ok. I had a dream the Vikes signed Fitzgerald to a 5yr deal No Lie! Make it a reality! He’s a Minnesota guy he has to know Kolb isn’t going to help him. Mcnabb would be in heaven just listen to this. Fitzgerald, on the right Visanthe, Rudolph in as Tight End, Harvin at the Slot and AP in the backfield. That sounds pretty impressive. A strong running formation with a dangerous pass backlash. Do this this and sign Clements and we’re contenders. Can you tell I watched some NFC West games?

  244. By Nicholas on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    We just need to hear of the roster moves;

    Released WR Bernard Berrian, LB Ben Leber

    Signed; WR Randy Moss, WR Malcom Floyd, OL-Any Top Free Agent Candidates S-Any top candidates

  245. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    According to Larson, Vikings has signed Randy Moss (WR) to be the WR 2 LOL

  246. By Justin F on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Is Randy Moss really worth it? His attitude can almost seem to be bi-polar (one minute he’s all friendly, the next he’s rude or egotistical). Also, I doubt Ochocinco would be a good fit.

  247. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    And who TAUGHT FITZEGALD how to play WR? MOSS!

  248. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    yea thanx nicholas, I found it … its a good cut

    please no james jones unless he takes less than BB and we cut BB

  249. By Mike Mason on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I say go with Burress or Edwards or both!

  250. By Nicholas on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, I hope he is going in place of BB…I agree…that would be a good move. I just hope they don’t think James Jones is going to be our # 1!!!

  251. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Fitzegerald used to be Minnesota Vikings Ball Boy for Moss. Moss taught him how to be WR, was his mentor while Moss played for the Vikings. Now Fitzegerald is the WR for Cardinals, one of the best WR, by whom? again, Moss, now think about him teaching Harvin how to play WR, along with them both being a WR in vikings uniform? They will torch every team in NFL.

  252. By decuz on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    They Need To Make Moves Fast They Need To Do Everythinqq

  253. By Nicholas on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    From what someone posted a while ago though…BB recieved a playbook : (

  254. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I hope vikings didn’t sign James Jones, he is the worse WR and that would be a foolish of them to sign foolish players over and over for the last 5 years. Get Moss, hes cheaper and he wants to retire as a VIKINGS.

  255. By David P on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Hey, the vikings are going to run a 4 TE set. Will be the talk of the league.

  256. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    oops.. Worst

  257. By Bob on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Randy Moss

  258. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    RANDY MOSS !!!!!

  259. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    If we get Moss and somebody I’m fine. I don’t want him to be #1 unless he earns it. If he comes back mature, smart and as a leader I’ll want him in every play. But that’s a BIG if. But if the if were true then yes I want Moss here and for cheap. But we have talent at receiver they just need to use their hands when they catch.

  260. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    James Jone Sucks! RANDY MOSS OWNS NFL WR!

  261. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    GET RANDY MOSS!!!

  262. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    According to God, VIkings signed Randy Moss

  263. 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.

  264. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    WE NEED MOSS.. EVERYONE CHANT MOSS!

  265. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings making room for Moss :)

  266. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Randy Moss, Randy Moss, Randy Moss, Randy Moss, Randy Moss, Randy Moss, Randy Moss, Randy Moss, Randy Moss, Randy Moss, Randy Moss, Randy Moss!!

  267. By NCVikingsFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    No one is talking about T.J. Houch. Isn’t he a free agent.

  268. By T-Bone on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    It’s all about making money and drawing attention in the league, we ALL know it. So I say let’s get Ocho and T.O. with Donovanand wow look out!!!! Vikes would become easily the most watched team in football and I think the two of them know they have to perform just enough to score 6-8 TD’s a piece and they would easily get us into the playoffs!!

  269. By Larry Sanchez on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    TO and McNabb WOULD NEVER WORK…..

  270. By Larry Sanchez on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    MOSS, OCHOCINCO, OR FRITZGERALD….OR BUST….!!!!

    GET ONE OF THE THREE MINNESOTA……SPIELBERG WAKE UP !!!!!!!!

  271. By rye on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Moss is not coming to MN again. Why would we want him? James Jones is 27 and seems to improve every year! He can fill the #2 receiver position. He will make us better. Do you get it? He can play for us more than one year.

    In an Ideal world, the vikings sign James Jones AND Braylon Edwards or Floyd.

    These WR are not has beens. Their age range is 27-29! Each of them has 3-5 years left in the tank or more.

    Why would the Vikings get a has been like Moss when they can build for the future with some younger talent?

  272. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Owen and Mcnabb never gets along. Moss and Mcnabb will. Moss likes every QB as long he gets the ball. Moss is the greatest WR in NFL, and he will continue. He wants to break Jerry Rice’s record and he made the commitment about it the day we draft Moss back in 98. Let him get his wish and have his dream come true while he is the Vikings. Let him retire as a Viking along with Cris Carter.

  273. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Do you get it RYE? He drops the ball 19 times last year, he is the worst WR. You just hates Moss and come up with an idea that Jones is good. Look at his stats, and compare Moss first 4 years.. Whos better? Moss already had 41 touchdown in his ifrst 4 Season while Jones has 7? Go back to ESPN and learn Football. Rye

  274. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    God I hate people coming in here think they know football and they has no clue what they are talking about. You guys need to educated yourself more in NFL if you want to come in here and talk about whos good. Moss is the greatest WR and is right behind Jerry Rice. James Jone will never be better than any other WR. He isn’t even better than Berrian for one if thats a good example. Go back to NFL and learn.

  275. By purplefizz on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Yes Larson Im sure randys dream is to break jerry rice’s record LOL. Its not to win a SB, its to break Jerry Rice’s record LMAO!

  276. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    GET MOSS!!

  277. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    He still wants a RING he hasn’t got one! That includes winning SB rings since Rice has a few. use your common sense!

  278. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    You are dumber than Childress. wow

  279. By purplefizz on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I just learned that the vikes are over the cap if not, barely under it. I dont know how they plan to give AP a contract extension or how they are going to sign rookies, or address needs through FA. I think MN is going to be cutting a lot of people this week. I for sure want Leber and Berrian gone.

  280. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    GET RANDY MOSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  281. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Leber and Berrian needs to go, I wish McKinnie released too he has allowed more sacks than any other offense linemen. Maybe we can release him or trade him to other teams for a better Offense linemen? Besides, GET RANDY MOSS!! ESPN said Randy Moss has brougth New England a perfect season 16-0, almost twice in his career, while he had a 15-1 with the vikings, hes known as a perfect season record. He almost got England to win superbowl, but the team collasped some how. Well Moss wont let it happen in Vikings. GET MOSS! He can gaurantee you a 16-0 season plus a suberbowl ring. He needs a ring from Vikings!

  282. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Come one GET RANDY MOSS so I can stop typing in here!!

  283. By VikeFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Mr. Larson I have been polite in listening to your jibberish. Yes I said that. MOSS, dont worry we will have all year to bring him to our team. NO TEAM WANTS HIM< HE IS OLD AND HE NO LONGER CAN PUT UP NUMBERS WITH THE BIG BOYS. 2011 stats 28 rec 393 yds and 5 tds. of 16 games. DONT TELL ME HE IS EQUAL. its insulting to all us true Viking Fans.

  284. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Did Brad Childress pays you to hate Moss? Brad Childress makes you hates Moss? It is no Childress time to tell us how to run the vikings. Leslie Lesizer is the Coach, You RUN the team, GET MOSS and reunite with him! He will PROMISE YOU A SUPER BOWL, HE NEEDS A RING! along with his Jerry Rice Record breaker!

  285. By VikeFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    LOL

  286. By purplefizz on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    haha im the dumb one LOL. NO ONE IS SAYING JAMES JONES IS BETTER THAN MOSS YOU MORON. Are you sure you know football? or do you just look up stats? How do you still want Moss after last season with NE, the titans and with MN? this is 2011, not 98 get over randy moss. LOL we need to “educated ourself”. LOL and now you are saying moss isnt the greatest receiver. you are flip-floppin randy moss loving fanboy who thinks he knows football.

  287. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Again Randy Moss was dumped by Childress, a Coach Fraud. If you look carefully, he had 5 tds with the vikings in his 4th game, after being dumped by the vikings and heading to the titans, why would he care about the team he is in while hes being shocked that he was dumped by his team that he loved the most? if you read carefully, why did you think childress was fired? cuz the owner wanted moss and it was too late. Moss is always good and even if he is in titans, the team of the titans is the worst team. Moss dont give a d*mn about them. He is the vikings.

  288. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Moss is a selfish person. I only want him if he changes his attitude. Explained on my last post. I don’t want to go from great people like Madiue Williams Walter Peyton Man of the Year to Randy Moss King of the Self. Respected by none other then himself.

  289. By purplefizz on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Randy Moss promises us a SB ring? LOL he couldnt do it with the patriots after a 16-0 season, with him and brady breaking records. what makes you think he will win one with the vikings? dude you are a moron stop talking. you are an embarassment to the vikings organization, fanbase, and everything affiliated with the vikings. I am not going to try to make sense with you because you clearly have no common sense at all. keep dreaming about randy moss buddy cause he’s never coming back.

  290. By VikeFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Why would he care about the team he is in? did you just say that? LOL Heres some help. Something he hasnt picked up since 98′ PROFESSIONALISM.

  291. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Edwards would bee awesome. Check him out on utube. He’s not only a big receiver with great skills but he’s an excellent blocker. I’d love to see Braylon come here. He’s my #2. Still hoping for Fitzgerald.

  292. By David on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    One of the names that I didn’t see on the list was Brad Smith from the New York Jets. He brings in versatility, speed and size with a good upside as far as age and experience. What do you think?

  293. By purplefizz on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    wtf is a coach fraud lol? someone please explain wtf a coach fraud is LOL. For the account, Childress did say to me “hey random viking fan, dont like randy moss ok?” and then I said “ok brad childress, me not like randy moss anymore.” so thats why i dont like randy moss. How did you know brad childress told me hate randy moss? are you god or something?

  294. By Anthony on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Larson, you are ignorant.

  295. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Brad Smith would be a good #3 option. But if we get Jones, it’s not worth Smith. But Smith would be cheaper and he has better hands. Why not? Mike Wobschall write a paragraph on Brad Smith. I knew I forgot someone. Nice job David.

  296. By sean on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    he signed with buffalo early today

  297. By Moss Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Has anyone mentioned Randy Moss yet?

  298. By shawn21 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Chad Johnson just signed with the Pats

  299. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Figures the Bills took Smith. I hope we get Edwards and to shut you f***in Moss fans up Moss too. We get it you want Moss. But I’m going to boycott this site if you don’t shut up.

  300. By lui on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    go get Chad Ochocinco he still has some in tank

  301. By lui on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    or go get Braylon Edwards

  302. By shawn21 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Chad ochocinco signed with the Pats

  303. By Tim on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier should bring Moss back again he is the best free agent wide reciever i just hope they aint thinking about bringing in Terrel Owens he is a big team distraction just try to bring Moss home where he belongs

  304. By John on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings deserve an idiot widereciever like Ocho, T.O. , Edwards or Moss again. James Jones has to much character to play in Minnesota. If you get him congratulations, but I hope he stays where he belongs and thats in Green Bay.

  305. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Too late for Ocho “lui”. signed by PATS. I am still hoping for Braylon. Fitzgerald was dreaming but Braylon can happen. He was awesome for the Jets can we please get him. What player isn’t even tempted to play with AP?

  306. By lui on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    its to late late for Chad Ochocinco

  307. By Daniel on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    As far as loosing Rice, I for one am glad that Rice woke up. I always knew he had great hands, and that was his top ability. But I smell Nate Burtalson here. Put Nate in Rice`s position when Farve was here and I think Nate would have recieved a good payday. Rice was good but was a position That can be filled with ease. Harvin is here! Shank is here! Rudolph is here! The big problem here is Berrian. The guy has cost us way too much money! What will he give us? Do you think a corner is concerned about covering him? Just think of the differance between A guy like Roy Williams and him. Or Edwards and him. I just don`t get it. Thats a crazy gamble. I think Roy Williams would be a steal! That dude is a good WR. I would love to see the guy doing his First down thing in purple.

  308. By John on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Just a little ribbing, thought I could get a rise. Good luck Vikings nation I hope you find the right match. James Jones would be a fantastic addition. He would be missed by Green Bay

  309. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Brandon Lloyd is a free agent. If Vikings picked him up I would be in la la land.

  310. By sean on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    i’ve read we are pursuing braylon and james jones. Close to signing jones and i think we are the only team pursuing braylon

  311. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Sweet. If we get those two I will be one happy camper.

  312. By janie on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Randy Moss is a viking!!!! He belongs here with us!!!!! He started here and he should end here! The Vikings fans LOVE Randy and since you let go another great player you should listen to the fans!!!! Randy or Malcom FFloyd None of the others belong here!!!!!!

  313. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    GO RANDY MOSS!

  314. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings will get Moss any how. Chad Ochinchoco is gone! James Jones is the worst WR and I bet you fans will say the same. If you look at his first 4 years, compare to Berrian, Berrian is better and most of you think Berrian is the worst WR, well then what makes James Jones the better WR? James Jones suck! Randy Moss only had 1 bad year out of his 9 years career and you called him suck? LOL my ass, you guys, look how many bad years James had? 3, how many bad years berrian had? 3? Moss? 1? How many bad years Chad Ochinocono had? 5? Terrel Owen? 4? Moss had 1 which he got dumpbed by the vikings and played in titans that he never wanted to play for! WAKE UP MORON

  315. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    God you imposters. Get yourself some edcuations and you are embarassing the whole Legend of the Nation Blog. And take your thumb out of your ass and wake the f*ck up! Moss is the best WR, PERIOD. No discussion.

  316. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    GET MOSS!! 16-0 Garuantee plus a PLAYOFFS AND SUPERBOWL

  317. By sean on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    james jones was the third string wide receiver for his entire career behind donald driver and greg jennings. he had no bad years for a slot receiver his numbers are very impressive, 149 receptions for 2,069 yards and 13 touchdowns

  318. By Moss Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Touchdown … Dont forget Randy Moss

  319. By 3DONTHERADIO on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Larson. Please man, let it go. Your incessant posts are doing nothing more than driving some away. I would hate to have Moss be the “example or teacher” to Harvin or anyone else. What, teach them how to go half-a$$, how to take plays off ? And speaking of education – please, learn how to spell and use at least some semblance of proper context. Randy Moss – great receiver ? – yes, at one time. Too much baggage though so please, “NO MOSS!”

  320. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Out of 4 years? Thats not good compare to Moss first 4 years. He had 43 touchdowns, over 6,000 yards. Jones is like Berrian, and I dont see how are they different? You guys hates Berrian, and Jone plays like Berrian. I dont see any differences between these two. They developed too slow, and will never reach the level Moss is in. Never.

  321. By Moss Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @sean … so he averaged 50 catches 650 yards and 3 TDs

    Sounds like just an Average ordinarry run of the mill WR to me

    How would that make us better? and how many drops?

  322. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Then go in a different blog if you dont like it 3dontheradio. We are here to chant moss back in the purple uniforms. He is worth than any of the WR you guys has discussed. All of them are JUNK. JUNK WRS you guys discussed about, Moss-cheap,BEST WR,From Minnesota,Beast WR,FAST WR, TALLEST WR, And chasing Jerry Rice’s record. WIll James jone ever beat Cris Carter or Jerry Rice? HA never. And then he woke up.

  323. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Jones dropped more than any high school WR dropped LOL

  324. By VikeFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @3dontheradio You have to try and ignore Larson and Moss Fan. If I would take an estamated guess. They are the same person, and I would bet that person is a Packer FAN. So in memory of an OLD MAN paying respect to “Doing a Moss”

  325. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    If we go 16-0 our team would NOT have Randy Moss. It would have younger smarter players that work together and play their hearts out week in and week out all day long. Moss being an old man now is still younger than all these receivers in his mind. He doesn’t go full out, he complains when not given the ball and he starts things that aren’t necessary and therefore I don’t want him to influence the team to do the same.

  326. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    James Jones SUCKS. You guys might think of him as Donald Driver or Jennings, but he is neither of those two. Moss is top of Donald Driver and Jenning combined. And you prefer James Jones? LOL Someones smoking to much dopes. Yeah embarassing isn’t it.

  327. By DUB on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    What are the odds of the Vikings picking up Moss for a third time? If he worked hard and took this season as serious as everyone says he will then we will be golden. But it is a risk. Braylon Edwards is also a risk with his off the field actions, but may be what we need.

  328. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Ok and you blamed Moss for the lost of the superbowl? I thought you said its the team that made the efforts to go 16-0? make up your mind Touchdown

  329. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Moss carried the Patriots to a 16-0, almost had the 19-0, but lost the last game in superbowl. You guys blamed moss for the loss when you describe it to us it takes a team to get the 16-0? Well what does moss has to do with the loss in superbowl? It wasn’t moss’s fault, it was the whole team that collasped, not Moss.

  330. By sean on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    the bears traded greg olsen do they want cutler to throw interceptions like crazy

  331. By Moss Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @sean … lets compare 3 years

    Jones from 07-10 149 catches 2,069 yards 13 TDs

    Moss from 07-10 276 catches 4,158 yards 52 TDs

    WHAY DO YOU PEOPLE TALK?

  332. By Moss Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think we have just proven Jones is a clown and we could find anyone to do what hes done

  333. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    No kidding Moss

  334. By VikeFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    wow LOL

  335. By VikeFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    All that talent the Patriots gave away.

  336. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Moss carried the Vikings to 15-1. He had 17 tds and went to NFC championship, and had 3 tds in that game. It was Gary Anderson, the kicker that missed the Field goal against the atlanta Falcons. Moss Carried Patriots to 16-0, he had 22 tds in the season and went to SuperBowl, he had 2 Tds in that game. New England collasped on its own and lost the game, not Moss. Moss is cranky, crabby, being like this cuz he had to do all the work and the team gave up on him. He has every right to act like that.. cuz I WOULD, that is a lot of work to HAUL!

  337. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Dont blame Moss. I would be the worst if it happened to me. Jerry Rice just got a lucky team that didn’t give up on him and gave him 4 good Super Bowl rings, that made Jerry Rice act like a mature WR. If they lose SB 4 times, Rice will be worst than Moss.

  338. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Please SIGN Moss, he is worth our time and he is willing to haul us another season. Let him hual the Vikings SHIP!

  339. By Moss Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    thats actually 4 years … my bad , 07 season jones first 08, 09 , 20010

  340. By VikeFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    LOL LOL Are you Randy Moss??? Excuses?? I dont truely remember the 98′ Vikes team. But wasnt there Robert Smith RB (BIG YARDS) and I thought Mr. Carter was still around at that time. You remember him. THE MASTER WHO TAUGHT MOSS ALL (I MEAN ALL) HE KNOWS. So just to question your fan base? Who was better Moss or Carter?

  341. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Give MOSS a chance and he will give us a SB! I have faith in him!

  342. By 3DONTHERADIO on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @VikeFan. LOL! Gotcha! But there is one thing I’m still wondering about. I wonder who Larson wants us to sign? :-} At least you, Anthony & purplefizz have some grasp of the English language and make some sense. To each of you I say “Have a good day!”

  343. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Moss is still better than Carter he played longer years than Moss. If he stays in Vikings Carter who? We wont know him anymore. Robert Smith wasn’t the master that year in 98. He already had leg problem after the hit Chicago Bears gave him in 96, but he had a ok season. While Moss is there, Moss had the most TDS, most yards in Vikings team while Carter had the least. Robert Smith had 6 tds and 944 yards rushing, Carter had 5 tds and 744 yards while Moss had 17 tds and 1,655 yards. Yeah Carter the greatest.. maybe in the early 90s but not in Moss time.

  344. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    GO GET MOSS VIKINGS!

  345. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    According to Larson, Vikings Sign Randy Moss!

  346. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I never said anything about the Patriots losing because of Moss.They lost the Super Bowl because the Offensive Line failed. Brady had no time to throw the ball and the Giants kept the game close and pulled off an upsett. Moss was great then. I said nothing about him being a bad receiver. Teams win championships not individuals and the Giants played together as a whole. Moss is one of those type of people who wants everything to be about him and when it’s not, he complains and gets upsett.That’s why he’s never won the BIG game. And if I were to someday become the greatest QB or WR who ever played the game does it give me the right to be a c0cky selfish person. No it doesn’t. It makes me want to help others become great. That is what I’m saying. Moss is selfish, lazy and an attention seeker. Sure, if he decides to change up his attitude and start a new Randy Moss era then fine I do want him here. But until I see otherwise, I want him away from the Vikings Franchise.

  347. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    took me forever to figure out the word I couldn’t post. apparently you cant use the word c0cky with an o instead of a zero

  348. By Moss Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Braylon Edwards ’07-’10 233 catches 3,746 yards 30TDs

    Malcom Floyd ’07-’10 116 catches 2,059 yards 11TDs

    James Jones ’07-’10 149 catches 2,069 yards 13TDs

    Randy Moss ’07-’10 276 catches 4,158 yards 52TDs

    AGIN ITS CRYSTAL CLEAR !!!!!

    I mean if we are talking about football …. were not on girlscouts. com talking feelings are we?

  349. By VikeFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Larson I just looked up the stats and Cris Carter caught more catchs, but fell short of yrds by a couple hundred and I think it was C.C. 12 tds and R.M. 17. And Robert Smith had 1100+ yds with 6 tds. POINT MADE. MOSS did not carry the 98′ Vikings So quit insulting great Viking alumni. Please…

  350. By Moss Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Vikefan … I agree Carter is my all time favorite reciever but hes not available , however my second favorite all time reciever is

  351. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    RANDY MOSS

  352. By VikeFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Moss Fan, Its not that, Mr. Larson, Claiming almighty to Moss is becoming disrepectful and when he actually says that Moss carried the Vikings. Well, I responded. Again, I believe Mr. Moss is AGED and not the right fit for the team. However, if he would want to sign on for a year at say a competitive salary for a WR3 maybe.

  353. By sean on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Moss 10′ – 28 catches 393 yards and 5 touchdowns
    Jones 10′- 50 catches 679 yards and 5 touchdowns
    Floyd 10′ – 37 catches 717 yards and 6 touchdowns
    Edwards 10′ – 53 catches 904 yards 7 touchdowns

  354. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Floyd barely had any playing time opposed to Moss who was starter for Brady and the Pats. Braylon has been on the lowly Browns 3 of those 4 years and still had some great stats. I wasn’t trying to compare by stats, I wanted to compare by age, effort , attitude and by the players love for the game. Now granted Braylon and Moss both have bad attitudes but you don’t see Braylon on the sideligns causeing trouble knowing you have an idiot coach who gets offended by the smallest things. Nor do you see him complaining about every pass not thrown his way. Edwards is more of a team player. Now prove me wrong though, I haven’t watched a lot of Jets games and the few I’ve seen Braylon has made some big plays. Plays that set up game winning TDs to Sanantonio Holmes. All I see is good in Edwards. What does everyone else see? I see an aged Hall of Famer who thinks he’s the greatest and can do and get away with anything. What do you see in him Moss Fan? why do you want him back???

  355. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I loved Moss in the late 90s early 2000s but now he’s a joke and it’s time to move on. And aren’t you the same people who wanted Favre gone from the gecko. Let Moss go as we’ve let Favre go. I almost wanted him to come back again before we drafted Ponder. If we get Edwards will you still want Moss?

  356. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Moss Fan.. Do me a favor, Compare Berrian’s first 4 years and James Jones first 4 years. I bet Berrian had a better stats than he is. Check it out

  357. By Shawn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @vikefan … you have a fair opinion, I just think why sign a guy that doesnt upgrade the team? I think what we have right now is as good as James Jones so why waste the money?

    If we sign someone it should be an upgrade … Moss, Edwards, and MAYBE Floyd

    Floyd gets injured a lot also hasnt had a 16 game season so again why waste the money on a 29 year old never will be

  358. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I do not want Edwards anywhere in Vikings team, period. Randy Moss is a deep threat, Harvin is a Slot Threat, and Berrian in case if both receiver has 2 defense on them, Berrian could be open most of the time and steal the attention. All three include Randulph, with Adrian Peterson in the back will give the vikings a EASY Super Bowl in. If Longwell can kick good this year and hope he didn’t end up like Gary Anderson back in 98, missing a easy 17 yards kick.

  359. By Moss Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think Moss just had a tough year , he is human and it was probably tough and hurt his pride to be traded from the pats and then he get to us and helps us average 7 more points a game and chilly cuts him … he had to be mentally worn out, of course hes not the kind of person to complain and make excuses publicly but …

    HE WILL HAVE A BIG YEAR 1300 YARDS 10 TDS …. MARK IT DOWN

  360. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    How is Moss a joke? Culpepper is a joke, he kept the ball for himself over and over while Moss is running deep threat and never got the ball. Culpepper continue to keep the ball for himself and tried to break a QB record for QB rushing. That was his goal, Moss got frustrated because it is not Culpeppers job to do that, his job is to throw to whoever is open, he didn’t. He created fumbles. He created trouble for the vikings while we had so much money on moss. We blamed moss? IT was culpepper, it was childress last year. Moss came from the best Head Coach in NFL, Belchick (Patriots Coach) and he learned so much about him and coming in the vikings team and he saw Childress being a goofball giving out stupid play calling and moss tried to correct it from the expereince he had from Patriots, Childress got upset, moss requested the owner from the vikings to fired Childress and get a new one that knows how to coach. Moss got dumped by cry baby Childress, the fraud. The owner knew moss is the best WR, and it is time for him to come back!

  361. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Compare James Jones and Berrian first 4 years. I see Berrian still better than him, what a waste of money on Jones.

  362. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    If Moss is not signed by the Vikings there wont be a playoffs contender. You will be wasting money sittin on a couch getting fat and knowing the vikings will lose, and lose by the lions, lose by the bears, lose by the packers and so on. Then knowing they made a big mistake for not signing moss they will run in first round draft and pick a guy that plays like moss. I wont be watching the vikings if they dont sign moss.. No Moss, dont talk about having a good season this year because there wont be one.

  363. By Dyelan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Thats a good list there. I don’t like James Jones or Steve Smith to be there #1. If they can get Braylon, we’ll soon forget about Rice.

  364. By jordan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Don’t even try to compare Berrian and Rice. Berrian is only on the field to collect paychecks and fumble in the red zone, Rice was a playmaker. Malcom Floyd is the best available receiver and would give the Vikings similar playmaking ability that Rice would have.

  365. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    All time receiving yards, Randy is 8th. Above him: Jerry Rice, Marvin Harrison, Cris Carter, Tim Brown, Terrell Owens, Tony Gonzalez, Isaac Bruce. Top eight receiving touchdowns: Rice, Moss/Owens (tie), Carter, Harrison, Brown/Largent (tie). Now is Randy the best WR? Remember he has 6 to 8 years left to play. Randy will get in top of all the WRS above. Easy

  366. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I heard the New York Jets is talking to Randy Moss.. If they signed Moss, New York is the Superbowl contender. There will be no Vikings for the next 10 years.

  367. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe I went a little too far saying Moss is a joke but I agree with what you guys say James Jones isn’t worth it. If we get anyone it should be Braylon. But if eitther of these two things happen I’d be fine. #1 Moss changes attitude and chooses to be a true player for the Vikings again. #2 Moss doesn’t sign with anyone for a few more weeks and we snag him for an even lower price and he’d hopefully just be thankful enough to play full out for us. I really would love to see Moss change his attitude but I don’t see it happening. And I confused James Jones with Jordie Nelson. I liked him more than Jones. I hope we give up on Jones.

  368. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Larson 6 to 8 years? I don’t know 6 tops. I don’t think he’ll play past 40.

  369. By vikings fan 1955 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    we have mc Nabb now go get T.O or Bergess

  370. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Rice retired 42 years old. Moss can make it thus far.

  371. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    James Jones is a mistake.

  372. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Did he really?! That’s incredible! But in todays NFL I don’t think Moss has what it takes. I know Brett did it but he’s the Iron Man. But I don’t see a 40 yr old playing a position that requires a lot of speed.

  373. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb doesn’t get along with T.O. thats the problem

  374. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Is it official James Jones a Viking? I’m disappointed and not a happy camper.

  375. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Brett takes hits more than Moss does and Moss has never had any surgery, never takes hard hits like Brett does. Rice had 2 surgery and made it thus far. Moss never got injuried and he was to fast for the CB to hit him hard enough to get him hurt. So the chances are if he keep running away on the field the chances are he wont get hurt. No CB can get him, and the New York Jets is talking to Moss because he knew Revis is having hard time keeping Moss with him. Moss is to fast for Revis and Revis is the highest paid in CB. Yeah did they say Moss? Moss Moss? Hes good. D*mn it!

  376. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I have no idea if it is offical but I hope the Vikings give up on James Jones, every body misunderstood who he is. He is not a great player at ALL. Big Mistake on their part.

  377. By vikings fan 1955 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Trust me all Mc Nabb and T.O are now both out casts and will get along because now they both know they are at the end of their careers and this is a very good chance to go out as winners. They will bury the hatchett and they play well together. U can’t cover T.O and ap and with mc Nabb still a threat to run the offense will roll watch.

  378. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    It’s been a weird day for me. I’ve changed my opinion several times and now I don’t know what to think. I mean I still want Braylon and if Moss is dirt cheap why not I won’t die if we get him but still…

  379. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    If TO can play like he did last year I’m a. O.K. with that. He was the Bengals top receiver and played well. What would be funny though if we got Randy and TO and they call themselves MOTO!

  380. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    That will destroyed NFL defense if we got them both.

  381. By Touchdown on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Best of all is those two can catch the ball.

  382. By Larson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings is dumb. They signed James Jones.. Ill see you the Loser Vikings til next year drafting a 1st round pick, Wide Receiver. James Jone is not your choice dumbazz!!!

  383. By Austin on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Honestly, I would love to see Braylon Edwards or James Jones in a Vikings jersey. I would Plaxico but it kind of sounds like he’s head to the Giants or Steelers. So i think that the Vikings should go after Braylon for sure. Jones for sure. And T.O. NO.

  384. By Jeff on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Jones is the best choice out of these options. It takes a weapon away from the Packers and helps us keep Harvin in the slot where he is most effective. Also Jones has the best hands of the group (maybe Burris). Edwards and Berrian both have the same problem, they can’t catch a cold (stone hands)! It won’t matter though if the offensive line can’t block like last year…..

  385. By sean on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    well said jeff i completely agree with you.

  386. By Cj Forget on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Honestly i dont think its that necessary to get a deep threat. yes it would be nice to get someone like braylon edwards, plax, or even roy williams. remember guys we still have percy harvin! hes not tall but hes fast as lightning and hes gotten faster this offseason. plus we picked up emanuel arcenaux one of the best CFL receivers last yr and we got aromashadu. watch some clips hes really good at adjusting his body. mcnabb can still gun it and hes got a solid 3 yrs left. its the QB that makes a receiver look good just remember that. sidney rice will be a bust in seattle cause tjack cant chuck it up to him like brett.

  387. By Dolla on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I would rather have Rice than any of the ones you listed here. Watch how Rice goes up and gets the ball. Watch how Berriam lets it come to him.

  388. By The Straight Cash Homey on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think it is time to welcome the original Straight Cash Homey back home! Pull your 84 Jerzee out!

  389. By Kevin on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think Braylon Edwards is the best guy out here then malcolm floyd. If not go for James Jones. And again Ray Edwards fans he got to go way to expensive and personally hes not that good. Also vikings need to pick up a Safety and WR and some help with the line but its tough with no cap room.

  390. By jeff on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    we need randy moss back. third times a charm right? cmon last year was a joke. and it had nothing to do with moss. childress was a control freak who made horrible calls, and randy stood up for the team. “pull ur 84 jerseys out, im back home! everybody…one clap”

  391. By DaVikings on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Man please don’t compare Rice to Berrian! Berrian hasn’t done much since he’s been there and is going to be way over paid this season. I believe losing Rice was a mistake, but who know’s, all we can wish for is that he has hip problems the rest of his life and becomes a big flop in Seattle!
    I hope this doesn’t cause trouble with Adrian? After reading his tweet, Vikings had better start working on his contract soon or Yo Adrian will be gone!!

  392. By ann on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    A woman point of view in this case, the best talent as a wr is Malcolm Floyd and Jame Jones. They are on teams that love to win and no drama.

  393. By chrisbergq on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    we want randy back i heard someone compare rice to him. Not even close randywas a better draft pick than may is say it peterson. bring him back without chilly and he will bring 84 for real. not saying rand is better than peterson now but do u remeber the stud he was. come back randy with the rite attuide and lets take the pack down. moon them bleeeeeeps

  394. By Sai on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    JUST GIVE US BACK MOSS ALREADY DANG TRUST ME I KNOW HE’S GONNA BE A FREAKING BEAST THIS YEAR STRAIGHT UP AND I KNOW HE WANTS TO RETIRE A MN VIKING!!!!….SO IF YALL REALLY LOOK AT THIS VIKINGS FANS,PLAYERS,COACHES PLZ GET HIM BACK AND FANS LETS EVERYBODY TRY TO GET HIM BACK HOME!!!

  395. By longtimevikesfan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Hate what the Vikes did at QB although I think McNabb may have another season in him but he inspires no faith in me. The receiver situation can be addressed in FA and Floyd could go a long way to improving the situation but I think a second is needed. Someone with a low pricetag and potential. Though he’s been a bust in Pittsburgh, if he’s healthy maybe someone like Limas Sweed could fill the bill – enough speed, great hands and good moves. If Pitt cuts him loose give him a shot. It took Mike Williams years before he finally showed he can be an NFL receiver. I think Sweed could fall into the same category.

  396. By Garrett on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Berrian is terrible…but the stats are very accurate. Rice has only had ONE good season..he was a brat. He is not tough and won’t play if he doesn’t feel like it. Now, James Jones…he would be great assuming he would actually play for us. I know if I was a Viking I would never sign with an NFC North team unless I absolutely hated my team. The BEST choice in my humble opinion is to try to land M. Floyd. My dad’s favorite team is the Chargers so I’ve seen his talent often. He is very fast and tries very hard. I believe we should pursue Floyd. Also Berrian has been given more than enough chances to prove that belongs on the Vikings and hasn’t earned his money. I believe Berrian has a severe entitlement complex. He doesn’t work hard and rarely hustles. It almost seems like he is trying to hurt our team when he is on the field. ABOVE ALL I believe that replacing Rice is not our top priority. We need offensive linemen and a dominant defense. We need to start showing that we have horns on our helmets. Go Vikings, G o d B l e s s, and I hope Ponder beats McNabb because McNabb is on his last leg and we do not need another Favre to waste our time for a year or two.

  397. By Las Vegas Larry on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Rick Spielman BETTER WAKE UP….Ok we signed James Jones, Devin A., Percy Harvin, Shainco& Rudolph…..That looks like a average offensive receiver crew—–
    But to be a better than AVERAGE receiving core, we NEED a WR to spread the field like WHO ? SONEONE WHO CAN AQUIRE DOUBLE TEAMS……the real question is: DOES RANDY MOSS REALLY WANT TO BE A VIKING AGAIN ?

  398. By t-roy on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I got to agree with some others edwards and jones are what you should be looking at.

  399. By Las Vegas Larry on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I DON’T THINK RANDY MOSS WANTS TO BE S VIKING AGAIN….SORRY LARSON….ALSO, RANDY BRINGS DRAMA !

  400. By Sai on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    RANDY DONT BRING DRAMA THE MEDIA DO SO CHECK YO SELF FOOL AND RANDY IS THE BEST FU N SIDNEY

  401. By Sai on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    IF U A TRUE VIKINGS FAN WE ALL GREW UP WATCHING HIM PLAY AND BECOME ONE OF THE ALL TIME BEST AND WE GREW UP TO LOVE HIM BY HIM BEING THE BEST AND ANY VIKINGS FAN KNOW THIS!

  402. By Nelson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I’d like to see Floyd in minnesota, also get rid of berrian and give moss another chance or TO when he gets healthy.

  403. By Utley on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    James Jones is a solid receiver with great run after catch ability but he is for sure a number 2 receiver. However he is a darn good #2 so if we are able to get him for a reasonable amount, release that mistake BB, and sign Floyd we would be in terrific shape. Think about Harvin and Jones run after catch ability and Floyd’s deep threat presence.

  404. By Las Vegas Larry on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    DOES ANYONE OUT THERE IN VIKING COUNTRY ACTUALLY THINK RANDY MOSS WANTS TO COME BACK TO MINNESOTA ? I DON’T THINK HE DOES….CORRECT ME IF I’M WRONG—-RICK SPIELMAN WILL NEVER LISTEN TO US FANS !!!

  405. By Arrow86 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Las Vegas Larry: I do. Here is why. Moss is looking to hook on with anyone he can now, he doesn’t have 30 teams calling him. The other thing is let’s look at last season. Larry, you’re Randy Moss. Things are going great. You’re with the best franchise in football over the last 10 years. You’re getting some bones tossed your way. All the sudden on Monday night football, (A time when Randy usually shines.) The Pats use you more or less as a decoy, and are succeful in winning the game. You’re still seeing the Lombardi trophy being placed in your hands, after the ups and down’s with the Vikes, the downs with the Raiders, and the close call with the Patriots in the Super Bowl loss to the Giants. The next thing you know you’re on the next thing smoking to Minnesota. A team with high expectations that had a horrible start, and a QB being exposed in a controversy. With very little practice you catch a deep ball TD on National Television, but another loss. Before you get your timing down with your new QB, have total familiarity with the offensive schemes. You’re out for being a food critic on “Iron Chef” with Coach CHilly. He ends up in Nashville about the time the starting QB and coach call each other out and show they hate each other. 2010 was one for all Vikings fans to forget, but it was one Randy Moss will definitely forget.

    Minnesota is now a fresh start for Randy. New coach. New Quarterback. If he were to come back, those who hate Randy will always find a reason to hate him. Those who love him, will have more reasons to admire the tremendous talent he is.
    Believe it or not, this was my short version. HA!

  406. By Arrow86 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Does anyone think bringing Marion “The Barbarion” Barber back home could help the VIkings? I do. I think losing Chester Taylor was a big source of troubles in the land of purple last year. I think Barber could fill that role for the right price… I know the Nevada chapter of Vikings fans already thinks I’m crazy. How about the other 49 states???

  407. By Las Vegas Larry on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Arrow86: I LOVE RANDY MOSS, but I feel he wants to be NY JET more….Larry Fritzgerald next year or BUST !!

  408. By vikings fan 1955 on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I have to agree with utley I like bb as a person but his production has dropped off and floyd and jones make us dangerous

  409. By Las Vegas Larry on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Arrow86: I like your Marion Barber prospect….GOOD POINT !!! We need a BLOCKING BACK for McNabb

  410. By Andrew on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    @Mr. Mike Wobschall and fellow Viking fans, (sorry if this posts more than once but it seems like it’s too long as it didn’t post the first try)….(I’ll try to do it in four smaller posts instead)

    @ Mr. Mike Wobschall and fellow Viking fans, (Part 1 of 4)

    Let’s take a look at a few facts up to this point from our (the fans) point of view.

    We have just over 400 comments on this story! WOW! We obviously care about who the Vikings bring in at WR. It would be really great if our esteemed writer of this article would be so kind as to bring our opinions to those who make the decisions in the Vikings front offices as Mr. Wobschall you are the only one of us who has that type of access. Please be a voice for all of us.

    I took a couple of hours and went through and read every post (405 as of right now). I kept track of every persons wish list and recorded them only once even if they said the same name multiple times.

    Before I state the actual numbers though it is obviously important to remember how the WR’s were represented to the reader right before they responded. The article was very well written. It was a positive look at who we could get to replace Sidney Rice. Many fans were upset emotionally at losing him much like Peterson was. So the article written by Mr. Wobschall was given to the fans at just the right time.

    Burress, Floyd, Edwards were given the top billing in the article and each were spoken of with high praise and no negatives so it is of little surprise that they all received a high number of votes to be the WR we wanted to join the Vikings.

  411. By Andrew on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Part 2 of 4 (@ Mr. Mike Wobschall & fellow Viking fans)

    Owens followed in the article in the 4th spot but there was more venom for him than any other WR.

    The article then listed James Jones and perhaps led many of our readers astray by including the accurate but somewhat misleading comment by the GB Quarterback Aaron Rodgers that James Jones is or should be the Packers #1 Free Agent concern to sign. Many of the comments made it seem like the readers/Vikings fans believed that Jones was the GB Packers #1 WR last year rather than the #4 or #5 option at WR. (still a very important player for Rogers but the only reason Aaron Rodgers says he is the #1 priority to sign is because all of his top WR’s are already under contract).

    Steve Smith had the number 6 spot in the article and got no love at all from the fans. (Only 1 positive let’s get him comment) but he was also the very first person that our writer spoke negatively about “not sure how he’d fit in”.

    The writer also had a list of “others” which included Clayton, Mason, Moore, Moss and Sims-Walker. He made no comments on any of these WR’s and one would assume that they would get little comments from the fans as well. Not surprisingly this was the case for Clayton (no comments), Mason (2 comments), Moore (no comments) and Sims-Walker (3 comments)…but one anomaly showed up. Moss (listed in the article by Mr. Wobschall in this spot ended up having an enormous amount of comments from the fans who took time to respond. Some were extremely passionate in their comments.

  412. By Andrew on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Part 3 of 4 (@ Mr. Mike Wobschall & fellow Viking fans)……Here are the final results.

    1. Randy Moss (39 Individuals – non repeats – wanted Randy Moss to be brought back) – Many of these comments were very frustrated with either past ownership (Red McCombs) or more often the past coach (Childress) both of whom ran Moss out of town. The fans disliked both Childress and McCombs but had no power or voice to stop Randy from being sent away. Some justice it felt came when Childress was fired and now they want the wrongs to be fixed and to bring home one of the best players to ever put on a viking uniform and allow him to retire as a Viking. He doesn’t have to be the #1 WR he just needs to be treated with a bit of respect (despite his brashness he still treats those who respect him with respect).

    2. Malcom Floyd (33 Votes) It was neck and neck with Edwards for the #2 spot but Floyd pulled it out. It seems like even many of the Moss supporters also supported Floyd. And a number believe that Floyd would quickly cause the fans to forget all about Sidney Rice.

    3. Braylen Edwards (30 votes) Almost pulled out the #2 spot but there were a number of comments on his inability to hold onto the ball that in the end kept him from winning.

    4. James Jones (24 votes) although it was clear that a number of these voters believed that Jones was an elite #1 WR already (probably based on Aaron Rodgers comments). They were enamored with the ability to take away Rodgers #1 WR option and fix our problem at the same time. Many of the other voters for him seemed to indicate that he would be a great replacement for Berrian.

  413. By Andrew on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Part 4 of 4 (@ Mr. Mike Wobschall & fellow Viking fans)……Here are the final results (continued)

    5. Plaxico Burress (18 Votes) – there didn’t seem to be much passion either way for Burress. Considering that Moss, Floyd, Edwards, Jones, Ocho, Owens & Berrian all had people NOT wanting anything to do with them on the Vikings…it is very much a surprise that Plaxico despite just getting out of prison had zero negative comments.

    6. Not other WR had more than 8 votes.

    In a big surprise…..Joe Webb had six or seven votes for him to take Sidney Rice spot. Jumps higher (higher than anyone in the past two combines), Runs faster, tougher, stronger (bench press), quicker (much faster Shuttle than most other WR’s in the past two combines). No need for him at QB right now but a huge need at WR. How many votes would he have gotten had he been listed #1 in the article? It wouldn’t be a shocker in my opinion if he would have led the votes or at least been close.

    We even had a vote to sign SHAQ to basically play a few important 3rd down plays and/or goal line plays. Just teach him to jump up/box out and palm the ball and then go out of bounds.

    Mr. Wobschall, would you be so kind as to bring the results of your article and the obvious passion it brought to life in Viking fans to the decision makers in the Viking Front Office who we have absolutely zero ability to reach either by telephone, email or obviously in person.

    Thank You very much!

    Andrew

  414. By SuperDaveMPLS on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    WR-Joe Webb=Nuff said!

  415. By SuperDaveMPLS on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I’ll say it again for all thats worried…WR-Joe Webb=Nuff said!!;)

  416. By mike on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    All this talk about recievers, but we still need a QB that can get the ball to them. I hope I’m wrong but McNabb couldn’t get it done in Philly or Washington. He’s another over the hill QB looking to make a few more million to retire on. Just like Farve, another horribe choice by the front office.

  417. By vikingdude28 on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    @ Shawn you have no right be be a viking fan dissing everybody who we are looking at… u really need to watch some football and stop looking at the stats to see if there good… you are prolly a fan of chilly and t-joke… so please spare all the real viking fans from reading your terrible nonsense…. i mean come on dude really you cant say any of these players are bad there in the nfl and ur at home talking about them and im guessin you dont have millions

    Ps Shawn:Q;Why cant the fans have a voice to the coaches? Why are we shut out? WHY ARE WE GOING AFTER JAMES “TROY WILLIAMSON” JONES?

    A:if we have fans like you trying to have a say in what the coaches will do we would never have any money or team chemistry… and all the fans would want to go after the best players at every position… there is a reason they get paid to be a front office on an N.F.L. Team…

  418. By Royceman on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Rice is gone? Well as Favre made him and grandpa is gone too,we might be looking ok, Other then ’09, he has been average at best. I have a bud that loves the Seahawks fan. TJack and Rice? Just give them the ring already. rolflmao! Lets get some Mcnabb and rock to Kluwe’s Tripping Icarus! Or let’s get real. The wall is old, Peterson is last year, and the D is, well has there moments. Put it all in, or deal with failure and hope Los Vegas doesn’t get our pride. Rebuilding might be needed.

  419. By Michael on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    got to take Roy, and Ochocinco off

  420. By pj on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    i think braylon would be a perfect fit with nabb

  421. By vikings fan 1955 on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I can’t believe how many viking or supposed fans have no faith in the team we have now. Don’t u see we hav e a better coach, still have ap, no matter what u say mc Nabb is a upgrade and can still play with the best of them. Yes BB has to stand up and from what In have heard they have the migrains that harvin has been dealing with more controled. The play calling and o-line has been our main killeres and for those that actully get it ap is still in his prime,I’m giving jones and mc nabb my full support and when it’s all over and we win it all I will stand proud as a viking fan that believed in them all the way.

  422. By Vikings 20781 on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I say we get Malcolm Floyd as well. He comes from a great offense and can really go get the ball.

  423. By favreaholic on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Anyone but Randy Moss will work. Anyone who quits on his team like that shouldn’t be allowed to play football period.

  424. By drew on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    We should bring in Randy Moss 1.5mil, with incentive 5mil, don’t sign Braylon Edwards he has a drinking problem. Also if we can get T.O. for cheap get him too. Have Harvin just be a kickoff returner.

  425. By john on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    get edwards then moss for cheap with harven in the middle you’ll drive the defenses crazy better have at least eight defensive backs on the field at all times then give them a large dose of peterson!!!!!!

  426. By SuperDaveMPLS on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    @ DREW?! with statements like that you need your Vikings pass revoked home boy? Bring in Moss and Owens and only use Harvin as a kick returner!? Do you watch football? It would have been a good idea 3-5 seasons ago, maybe, but now!? Both of those drama queens would surely ruin the Vikes!

  427. By Rick on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    why even put T.O. on this list? him and mcnabb already had a bad relationship in philly…

  428. By vlad19 on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I am shocked at the spin Wobs gives this Rice vs Berrian thing (no offense Mike, I know you are doing little crowd control as well as provocative dialogue)…. Berrian has had how many DROPS? Guy gets paid HUGE money, especially by comparison to Sydney to CATCH the ball, to make an impact. THEN ask yourselves how many times did Berrian fumble… then how many times has he scored…..Once this tally is complete, you will not only be outraged at this move but you will want to go put Bernard on a bus to Palookaville yourselves… WHEN is Viking Org going to dedicate themselves to CORRECTING Poindexter’s foolishness in his treatment of the WR position!

  429. By Tom on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I’d say Floyd. We don’t really need Moss guys….. I mean if we could pick him up for dirt he would be a good #3 option… but even so he will never try if he’s a #3 option, lol. Honestly I think you should trade Berrian and a draft pick for Floyd if you could. And then give one of our young recievers a chance: Aromashadu (however u spell it) I remember had a really good game against us in 2009. Arceneaux was a beast in the CFL, as mentioned before. Even Jaymar Johnson said he wants to have a breakout year. Greg Camarillo is OK, he seems to do better in the red zone and on Special teams.

    But, If you’ve got your heart set on Berrian, lets hope to God he has that breakout season that was supposed to happen the last 3 years.

  430. By vlad19 on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    By vikings fan 1955 on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply — Not sure why you decide to slam fans for their remarks about this move… You think being a bobblehead of support is the ONLY way of being a fan? No offense dude, but keeping Berrian is like doing drugs despite your knowledge their damaging effects! How many 3rddown drops? How many drops period? Fumbles, his YAC???? He is an opposition PLANT if you were to make judgment based upon his performance. Rice had a beginners year and an injury hampered year and a GREAT year – so I don’t see Wobs critique as an articulate argument, but a calming voice to those with pitchforks and torches. Berrian should NOT be anything more than a 3rd down end, and his “speed” has been proven to be HUGE overhype. What field does HE stretch? He reminds me more of Troy (Spoons) Williamson than Sydney Rice.
    Vikes better act on someone – Edwards has tools but a propensity for drops (concentration) Floydd is intriguing – big bull and smaller DBs have heck of time getting arms on him and around him…. those are my two favorites in this bunch.

  431. By vlad19 on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I think the theory that Roy Williams has something to prove is old saw – how many years now of having opportunity to “prove” his worth? Is it 5 now? I prefer Mason, hard working and still some lightning in the “old” guys feet and always good hands. Mark Clayton has been pretty underrated guy, big, not like Floydd, but big and some quicks and some decent hands, ability to go the field or mid range.

    But of ALL those mentioned James Jones would be my first choice. He has all the tools and tough and a block of cement. You want to see YAC?

  432. By breezdacoolest on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    randy moss hands down. then braylon edwards, and plaxico burress

  433. By E-Man on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Why would anyone want Randy Moss to be on the Vikings after that huge disappointment last year with the Vikes. Did you not see the same thing I did on tv or what? I say the Vikes sign Burress. Granted he did shoot himself which was pretty stupid but we all make mistakes and I try not to judge anyone unless I am in their shoes. I think he has a chip on his shoulder and I am betting that he really wants to show the world he is not done. Go get him Vikes!

  434. By Lbrown311 on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I’ve done a lot of research and reading and listening to talk radio. Watched TV for the vikes to make some moves for at least one D or O playmaker. Haven’t seen anything. What we have done is get a bunch of talent to show up at camp and see what they have. Then make cuts and keep the cream of the crop. I like the Ayodele signing A LOT! Great pickup of a young D-line talent. Will fill some holes nicely. I don’t mind the McNabb trade, would have liked to see Ponder as he shows REAL signs of becoming a great QB. With the lockout ending as late as it did, the trade was a must-do. Of the available WR’s the only one who really makes sense is Edwards. He has the most talent of all the wideouts who would ACTUALLY make sense to bring in. I love Moss but his time here is done after the run-in last year. He has a bad rep and thats where it stays. Nothing you can do about it at this point. Plax would also be a great aquisition if we could grab him. He would be a steal at this point. Probably a wash between plax and edwards. Might even lean Plax’s way due to his better hands. O-line will be fine, although a bit of depth wouldn’t hurt anything. They should be healthy and ready to go this year to redeem there crummy season in ’10. RB is obviously set with AP, Gerhart, Booker, and the newly signed *insert his name here*. Tight ends will be great. Rudolph will compliment Shanc very nicely and is a solid blocker. Kleinsauce is a great utility guy. McNabb shores up the QB spot. D-line was addressed with signing Robison and Ayodele. With Allen and Kevin the line will be just fine and has adequate depth. LB’s are decent but could use a bit of help. Corners are OK, but if we could find some cash to land Clements, our secondary would be pretty decent. With a good pash rush they could be more than sufficient. Safety is probably the most concerning on this team. If you constantly get beat deep, you will give up a lot of points, and we don’t have SHUT DOWN corners. There are players in the corner pool, a few in the safety pool and a couple in the WR pool. Sign some O-line depth, Plax for a good price, Clements as your big Blockbuster name, and a decent safety(or hope your young guys figure it out this year). The team would have plenty of guys to pick thru. I don’t think Berrian is terrible, but he is a bit of a sally. He certainly still has the ability to stretch the Defense if he doesn’t pull a hammy every deep route. James Jones is actually a great reciever. Look at how many guys Rodgers had to throw the ball to. Even the studs had off days there because Rodgers has the ability to get it to ANYONE. (Sooooo jealous they have yet another Franchise QB and we haven’t had one in decades). All in all, you know what the pack does and you get them twice a year. You need to rush rodgers and stop the pass. The lions O is still terrible, but you need to be able to throw on them with their “Williams” wall they have established. The bears just get lucky. Got to be able to beat them there and hope we play em early so they can’t use mother nature as the 12th man. Leslie will be a great coach, Players love him, and he has a Defensive mind set which will boost the Defense. The new O coordinator came from one of the best offenses in football. Singletary obviously knows how to play defense. Will be a building year more than likely but there is always a chance they can make it all come together. Will see during preseason who the real players are. Should be a fun one. I am certainly looking forward to watching Percy this year. Lost 10lbs and was first to show up at camp this year. SKOL VIKES! We aren’t getting Moss, so lets get real.

  435. By Kyle on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I say go with randy moss, he is a huge fan favorite in minnesota, anyone that debates that should ask themselves why did childress get fired? becuz he fired moss and and ziggy was pressured into firing him by the fans. sure, he isnt in his prime now a days but when you were that high and you lose a step you are still higher than everyone else. finally, it would be such an honor to have him retire here in MN as a HOFer!

  436. By Andrew on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Players viewed as a cancer to adding to a team

    1. Chad Ochocinco – (changed his name and tweets a lot) also signed to the 14-2 Patriot team by Billichick
    2. Terrell Owens – (only Jerry Rice has scored more TD’s than Owens but he is a cancer also for all of his loud ”look at me, I want to ball talk”)
    3. Randy Moss – (only Jerry Rice has scored more TD’s than Moss but he complains loudly and in an extremely rude way that the food he is being served tastes like dog food, and also he calls a spade a spade by telling everyone he takes occasional plays off…all the while there are TWO opposing DB’s who also take the play off as they stand watching Moss just in case he changes his mind which leaves the rest of the team playing 10 on 9 in favor of the offense—he is absolutely a cancer for any team) (oh, he also told the owner what nobody ever has a right to do…told him his head coach is a fraud)

    Players we do not view as a cancer to a team and would welcome with open arms and cheer like crazy to have them if there was any way we could fit them under the cap or trade for them without giving up too much especially if they could take Berrians spot as a WR (or be a starter at another position)
    1. Hines Ward (arrested for DUI) – July 2011
    2. Mike Williams of TB (DUI) – November 2010
    3. Braylon Edwards (DUI) – September 2010
    4. Vincent Jackson (DUI) – February 2010
    5. Braylon Edwards – AGAIN (Assult) – January 2010
    6. Plaxico Burress – Felony Weapons Charges (Prison Term-just released)
    7. Brandon Marshall – Disorderly Conduct, etc . etc. (2009)
    8. Donte Stallworth – DUI Manslaughter (June 2009)
    9. Vincent Jackson (AGAIN) – (DUI) – January 2009 (throw in a driving while suspended sometime after this)
    10. Santonio Holmes (Drug Possession) – October 2008
    11. Brandon Marshall (AGAIN) (DUI) – September 2008
    12. Albert Hanesworth (stepped on another players head who didn’t have a helmet on while Albert wore his football cleats) – Billichick signed him to his 14-2 Patriot team today. (but, it’s been reported quietly in some corners that the Vikings had some interest in him also before NE got him) – Most of us probably view him as a cancer though so I should have put him on the list above.
    13. JON BEASON (Assult) – December 2009
    14. SHAWN MERRIAN (Battery) – September 2009
    15. CRIS COOK (Brandishing a handgun) – March 2011 (we already have him and root for him)
    16. EVERSON GRIFFEN (felony battery) – January 2011 (we already have him too)
    17. ELVIS DUMERVILLE (Assult) – October 2010
    18. SHAWN ROGERS (Attempting to board a plane with a gun) – July 2010
    19. CEDRIC GRIFFEN (DUI) – October 2009 (we already have him)
    20. JONATHAN VILMA (Reckless Driving/Resisting Arrest) – January 2009
    21. JEVAN KEARSE (DUI) – June 2008
    22. BRYANT MCKINNIE (Battery/Resisting Arrest) – February 2008 (we already have him)
    23. MIKE VICK (Felony dog fighting/killing/gambling) – September 2007 (Prison Term)
    24. JOEY PORTER (Battery) – May 2007
    25. JARED ALLEN (DUI) – February 2007 (We already have and root for him)

    The Point: Is Randy Moss really a cancer to a team? Percy Harvin absolutely loved him. Brett Favre absolutely loved him. Tom Brady made a point to come out publicly and say just how much he liked having Randy as a Teammate and Billichick did the exact same thing (and this was AFTER Randy was traded and there was absolutely no reason for them to have to even make a comment about Randy).

    Yes, Randy has done some stupid things. He grew up in the sticks of West Virginia. He is a country boy turned rich who calls a spade a spade directly to the face of anyone who listens. He has very little to zero TACT.

    Randy though cares very much about children. Spends a lot of behind the scenes time caring for people less fortunate than himself. He is an extremely hard worker who simply doesn’t know or doesn’t want to shut up in front of the camera. This has hurt him immensely when it comes to endorsements and he has lost tens of millions over the years for this inability to say the right thing that sounds good to the ears of people especially the media.

    Randy Moss may not be the fastest anymore but he certainly is still in the top 25% of all #1 WR’s in this league. He may not jump the highest anymore but there are precious few who can jump higher. There is probably no WR who has the ability to hold onto a ball when it reaches his hands (certainly not Braylon Edwards or James Jones) (although both would be nice additions to the Vikings). And his actual knowledge of the x’s and o’s of football rival any football player not named Peyton Manning.

    Why let the NYJets, Baltimore Ravens or the 49ers sign Randy when there is a huge swell of extremely passionate fans right here in Minnesota who would love to welcome him back and spend a bunch of money on anything with the #84 on it.

    Some of us might still think he’ll have the same skills as he did back in 1998 but that’s not true for most of us. We will simply be excited to have him return home and play out his final two or three years with the team he is meant to play for and while he is here, maybe just maybe get himself and us the title we’ve been waiting for by picking up the critical 3rd and short or even more importantly the 1st and goal from the 5 yard line where he will be ‘money’ until the day he retires.

    Thanks for listening,

    A lifelong Viking Fan (through the Bud Grant years, then the Les Steckle time which was even worse than the Childress era…not much but it was worse and right up through the missed kick of the 98 season, the shutout by the Giants, the Peterson fumbles, the Favre interception and every other cursed thing that has happened along the way)….let’s do the right thing and bring back Randy Moss.

  437. By Ginny on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    I agree totally with Juan. I myself have been thinking that if we only could get Ochocinico. With our present line of muscle, we would frighten the opposing team off the field! Go Vikes! Let’s go all the way this year!!!!

  438. By Chi Town Vike on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    Dump BB!!! He show the least amount of effort every time on the field of every guy that played for us last yr. Unless the ball is gift wrapped and placed directly in his hands, he will only have one good catch for the whole season(just like last 2yrs). Make room for some WR’s that actually show some effort! We should make our biggest push for Plex! He and Mcnabb have almost identical personality and together could spark the locker room(and huddle) back into a playoff driven mentality we seem to have lost. Plex no.1 Next best availible would have to be Braylon. Both Mcnabb and Lesley can keep him out of trouble and focused on the season. Could you imagine the score board and the end of each game with 2 outside receivers such as Plex and Braylon, the Percy in the slot? It would be a nightmare for defenses! This is without even mentioning AP or Visante… :)

  439. By DWK on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    FLOYD, PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  440. By Jneel777 on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    Bernard Berrian got paid and has not done a thing since. How can you get all those yards with Gus, and Jackson playing; but nothing since then. I will say it agian he got paid and robbed the Vikings. If he wants to take plays off and drop the ball; he does not deserve 6 million this year.

  441. By Wanda Garrett on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    Terrell Owens still has the desire and talent to play. He will do whatever it takes to secure a spot and would be an asset to the Vikings. I see a winning combination with T. O. and McNabb

  442. By Matt on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    who else wants to see Randy Moss retire in purple?

  443. By sandiamond on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    Agreed all articles point to T. Owens signing with the vikingssoon. weeeeeeeeeee

  444. By BBRUCE on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    Bring back Randy Moss PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!

  445. By Rabin on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    Yes, please bring Moss Back!!!!!!! Players in the locker room loved him, it was just silly chilly that trying to be MAN in minnesota when he clearly wasn’t one ..

    BRING BACK MOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  446. By drew on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    I just hope we could get a top receiver to make up for the loss of Sydney Rice. Every team in our division is getting better, we need to get on the ball!

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