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Vikings A Suitor For WR Michael Jenkins?

Posted by Mike Wobschall on July 29, 2011 – 8:01 am

It was just over 24 hours ago that we took a look at Sidney Rice’s departure and where the Vikings would go from there. In doing so, we listed 13 WRs on the market and assessed if and how they would fit in well with the Vikings.

In a sign of how quickly things can change, especially in this hyper-active environment of player movement because of the lockout, there is a WR on the market who might jump to the front of the line – Michael Jenkins.

Jenkins was a first-round pick (#29 overall) of the Atlanta Falcons back in 2004, but he was recently released by the Falcons and is now free to sign with any team. Jenkins became dispensable because the Falcons made a blockbuster trade in last April’s draft to jump into the Top 10 picks and select WR Julio Jones.

In seven seasons with the Falcons, Jenkins never quite produced up to the level you expect from a first-round WR. He did have 7 TDs in 2006, but he never caught more than 53 passes in a season and then his opportunities really decreased when Roddy White came onto the scene.

So why is he a potential fit in Minnesota? For starters, the Vikings do have several bodies on the WR depth chart who are capable of proving themselves in training camp. But it never hurts to add more talent, and there’s no denying Jenkins’ talent and there’s also no denying that Rice’s departure to Seattle leaves a vacancy on the Vikings depth chart.

Digging deeper, though, remember that the Vikings new offensive coordinator is Bill Musgrave, who came to Minnesota after five seasons as an assistant coach in Atlanta. Also, I’ve often described Vikings WRs coach George Stewart as one of the best in the business, and he was the Falcons WRs coach for four seasons from 2003-06.

If you go back and read the last three paragraphs closely, you’ll discover that the only season Jenkins, Musgrave and Stewart were all in Atlanta together was Jenkins most productive campaign in terms of TDs.

So in summary, there is an opportunity at WR for Jenkins with the Vikings and he’d be working with a pair of familiar coaches. I’m not privy to his injury history and I certainly haven’t watched enough film of him to diagnose how much he’s got left in the tank, but on the surface level a union between Jenkins and the Vikings makes some sense.

We’ll see what happens, so stay tuned…


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187 Responses to “Vikings A Suitor For WR Michael Jenkins?”

  1. By Ham on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    For really cheap, sure. Otherwise, no not really interested.

  2. By David P on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I think if he is dirt cheap yes go after him, if not he is at best a number 2 receiver even though he was a first round pick. Being a first round pick can be overrated. For example, Troy Williamson. Teams make mistakes in drafts. The falcons made a mistake with this guy just like the vikings made a mistake with Williamson. Stats, on the field performance and off the field life makes a football player. Where a player is selected in the draft does not. Example: Tom Brady and Tyler Thigpen.

  3. By Dissapointed on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Jenkins just got cut from a team that wanted to get WR help and traded the farm to move up into 1st round.. Clearly the Falcons know Jenkins is not the answer, so why would the Vikings think he is our answer??? Because our front office has no idea what its doing. Big name CBs on the market, none coming to minny, big name safteys on the market, again none coming to minny. Big name LBs on the market and were most likely going to keep SLOW far past whatever prime he had Ben Leber. Ray Edwards soon to be leaving, so what exactly have we done this offseason? Well we set our franchise back by paying a 34yo QB that got benched for Rex Grossman, the same Rex that was dumped by chicago , the team that hasnt had a good qb in forever. Disgusted with the Vikings this offseason. Thanks for trying to compete.

  4. By vikings4life on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    yea pick him up if he is cheap but its difficult to see this as a good fit, Mike Jenkins was never a number 1 and will never be a number 1 reciever and that is what we need, didnt anyone see how bad percy did when he was forced to be the number 1 reciever, i have never seen someone so out of position, percy is ment for west coast routes, short and precise. We have about 4 number two recievers but no number ones who can become a verticle threat, Jenkins would only strenghten the core but not even close to filling in for sidney. Get Edwards, Terrelle OWENS! and Moss i doubt we will get moss but edwards and owens is definitely possible. T.O. played better last year then he has in the last 3 or 4 seasons if he isnt the main threat he becomes very valuable

  5. By Frederick Jones on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    @Lance the Red,

    Thanks for the tip on Mannie Arceneaux. He was willing to go over the middle in the CFL. A lot of NFL receivers short-arm those routes.

  6. By Lance The Red on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    How is this even a discussion. It’s a no brainer. jenkins is another Berrian and we dont need another berrian we need another rice. If not a good wideout like rice then we need to look at other positions. Why all the WR blogs?

  7. By Frederick Jones on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    OT is A POSITION OF N E E D for the Vikings.

    That is unless Mckinnie and Loadholt were playing with broken legs last year?!

  8. By Frederick Jones on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    ~~~~TACKLE is a POSITION OF NEED for the Minnesota Vikings.

  9. By Carl K on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    WR Santonio Holmes signed a 5yr deal with the Jets at 50 Million! Holmes is 3 years older than Sidney Rice, and many people had Sidney ranked as a better a better free agent prospect than Holmes. Holmes only had 52 receptions for 746 yrds last year. He has only had 1 year over 70 receptions!

    C’mon Vikings match that 44 million deal the Seahawks have on the table for Rice.
    Make a splash today! Spend some money and keep Rice!

  10. By Lance The Red on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Ya mannie will be a good fit I think he might not be a rice but I am confident he can get the job done so we can bolster other positions such as OL or DB

  11. By Frederick Jones on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    The “horsies” are in other teams stables because we won’t spend the
    2 cents on an offensive lineman.

  12. By Frederick Jones on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    @Lance the Red,

    Unfortunately we spent our millions on a quarterback. There’s no money left in the coffers for anything else.

    McNabb will do well for the Vikings, until he gets injured, which is inevitable right now with the O Line we have currently.

    Perhaps the Vikings can’t do anything about it now. The money has been spent.

  13. By Aceviking on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    @Fredrick Jones, the Vikings already have more than enough players who are capable of being solid at all of the OL positions.

  14. By vikeforever on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I agree that we don’t need Jenkins just because he has a history with the WR coach or coordinator. His stats speaks for himself – not good enough to fill the role of S.Rice. I shouldnt be surprised that they haven’t signed a WR yet. They feel that have multi tight end sets that they don’t need another Rice. SO whoever does not get pick-up they will join our camp as competition & cut at the cut down day…

  15. By Frederick Jones on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    ~~~~~~~ :( :) :) :) :(

  16. By Lance The Red on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    True Fredrick but I think they must have some money left what did we have to offer Rice? there must be something now that he isn’t returning and should have cleared up some funds?

    Perhaps maybe your right tho, it’s just penny pinching now and trying to sign up everyone else with a bit more incentive maybe. But if rice isn’t coming back and let’s say Ray doesn’t sign back again which looks to be the deal that must free up something to even just sign one good solid player that could help our OL?

    And Ace did u miss the 2010 year?

  17. By Claudio on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    T. Owen is the last piece of the puzzle… with this top WR we have all the team to the glory

  18. By Shawn on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Would Michael Jenkins be an upgrade?

    Jenkins ’07-’10 … 194 catches … 2,449 yards … 10TDs

    Hes definately better than James Jones and Malcom Floyd, but Moss and Edwards are still the only 2 #1 WRs available ….

    We have a bunch of number 2-5 WRs already on the roster … so if it doesnt make us better why waste money?

    FINAL POINT …. HE SOUNDS INTERESTING AND IF HES CHEAP IM OK WITH IT BUT HES NOT A #1 WR

  19. By Josh Carlson on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Why does everyone act like our offensive line is terrible they have one bad year and you want to throw them all under the bus WOW no one said anything about the O line 2 years ago when we went to the NFC championship game and its the same line. Come on really. We need to go and get atari bigby or darren sharper for safety and get a linebacker to replace leber and CUT BERRIAN huge waste of cap space

  20. By Shawn on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Have we called Randy Moss yet?

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

  21. By Frederick Jones on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    AceViking,

    I hope that after the second regular season game, you still feel the same!

    “Doing what you’ve always done usually produces the same results you’ve always gotten.”

  22. By Carl Brodin on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings should have made a hard push for the Tackle from the Saints but we were looking for a bargain because we are a bargain basement team thats why we cant win a Super Bowl get a clue front office. I think i could make better football decisions. When we drafted Sidney,Adrian i thought we were on our way but then no big names on Defence now just tons of potential and retreads like Mcnabb but i guess with the lockout thats a nessesity.

  23. By steve on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    srry guys ,time to face the facts.we are going to suck this year.we might win 4 games but we will be last in div.

  24. By Frederick Jones on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Josh,

    The offensive line is FIVE POSITIONS !

    That is almost 50% of your offense. Relying on those multi-millionaires to get back in shape and return to form is a huge gamble.

    FRAZIER’s hands must be tied. How can he allow the OL and DB positions to remain stagnant?

  25. By Lance The Red on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Actually Josh even looking at 2009 the last half of that year. The OL didnt perform well either There was a few games towards the end that favre was getting crushed from all angels not even to mentioned the NFC champ game against the saints :(

    The OL was very much over rated that year. They couldn’t keep one or two QB’s from being injured. Favre was old and not as mobile to be in that kind of situation. He got thrown around pretty bad. The situation for us hasnt changed. We got mcnabb yup he is good. But he is old as well and more fragile each year. His back up is a rookie who never played an NFL game yet and our future.

    Now I dont know about you but I’d like to protect them from such harm and giving them time to throw and help make way for peterson to make big runs. Thats why we need at least one big name OT to bring a bit of depth and challenge the rest to play better.

    Even Webb only did well when he ran, and he had no choice…. he was chased all over the place.

  26. By Shawn on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    we could go to the super bowl if we make a decision between

    free speech (Moss) vs DUIs (Edwards)

    either way we NEED one of those guys

  27. By Frederick Jones on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    @Steve,

    In our division, finishing out of the playoffs, is likely. Especially since we didn’t do anything about the three weakest areas of our team. (OL, DB, and special teams.)

    Just for fun, the Vikings should go to the one back offense. That is, put Adrian out at a wide receiver position with McNabb as the lone set back!

    Hey, it might be fun!

  28. By Alex on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    NO! Absolutely not. The top and ONLY priority for WR at the moment should be Braylon Edwards. If he goes elsewhere, try for Floyd or Jones (or both).

  29. By Frederick Jones on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Or we could bring back the Double Stack Offense of the 1950 LA Rams.

    Webb and McNabb would be quarterbacks, and each would have at least two offensive linemen, an RB, and a WR. This offense would require lots of laterals, but it would be exciting!

    Use a lot of trick plays. Utilize Joe Webb’s unique talents as a Slash (QB/WR).

    Have some fun, pull off some upsets in the most powerful division in the NFL!

    Who needs offensive linemen. They’re not important anyway. Throw, Lateral, Pitch, Flying Wedge, etc.

  30. By Shawn on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    @Alex

    Floyd MAYBE …. Jones HE!! NO LL

    Why would we want more #3WRs we already have 3 of them, we need a #1 WR and there are only 2 to choose from …. Moss and Edwards

    I say Moss … NO QUESTION, NO DOUBT, NO HESITANCE

  31. By Lance The Red on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I personally think we can challenge a playoff run this year if we are smart and pick up some play makers that are not WR’s. Defence can win games too. Specail teams can win games as well. Frazier is defensive minded… So i am not sure why he hasnt fixed our secondary or looked that way.

    Can only hope Pat signs one more year. We sign an OT and a better CB or Saftey. I think if we could that our recievers we have now with peterson being our work horse again we could do it. Id like another LB as well but if it meant a LB over a DB then id leave the LB situation alone. Let the receiver cor we have now get the job done. thats what they are being paid so much to do. It it turns out to be a bad thing…. draft a WR next year. Least then we would have the rest of the puzzle filled.

  32. By Frederick Jones on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings are going to be a running team, according to Smokin’ sumtin Frazier?

    Send everybody deep, and have McNabb run? How long will that game plan last?

    Who needs an offensive line? We’ll just flea-flicker em’ to death!

  33. By Frederick Jones on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Bring Randy Moss back and put him at Cornerback.

    Do anything.

    Just don’t sign an offensive lineman, we’re okay there!

  34. By ohyea on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Got to love how the Vikes are suitors only for players that no other team wants… ever stop to think that there might be a reason that player was released by his previous team and is not wanted by any team in the NFL? Ever thought about making aggressive moves for highly skilled players? How about trading out a round 2-3 draft pick for a skilled player now instead of hoping that pick is actually used on a franchise caliber player? Of course acquiring a highly skilled player would require a move to a state where the entire population isn’t stuck 30 years in the past with their head up their @$$es so the team could actually generate a respectable amount of revenue and afford those highly skilled players. Sorry MN sucks so much, the Vikings franchise and players deserve a better fan base and state..

  35. By Swedish Viking on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Randy Moss ????
    #84
    …….Get him NOW……..

  36. By Alex on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn

    There’s no way they’ll bring back Moss. As much as I would like to see him get another chance, they won’t even consider the idea because of what happened last year.

    James Jones is better than Berrian and Camarillo. He’s physically built like Roddy White and has the ability to stretch the field. The reason why his stats don’t look so appealing is because Rodgers also had Jennings, Driver, Finley, and Nelson to throw to. I say give him a shot, but Braylon should be a higher priority because he has already proven himself in this league.

    If the Vikings front office happens reading this post at the moment…STOP READING AND GO SIGN BRAYLON EDWARDS NOW BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!

  37. By Lance The Red on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s put it this way… Has everyone seen the defensive line the lions now have? LOL and no one wants to bolster the OL? We gota face them twice a year :( this is the black and blue division… lets not forget that :P

    Lol Frederick :( don’t give them any idea’s they might cut all our OL guys and stack up on mediocre WR’s :(

  38. By Lance The Red on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    steelers just released flozel adams. Go get him. He will be cheap and he is a better OT then what we have right now.

  39. By Lucas on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    That would be a stupid move. We NEEED to go after Melcom Floyd. He’d be the best guy for us. Otherwise Mike Sims-Walker or James Jones. MSW was said to wanna be signed with the Bears but after the Bears signed Roy Williams, he probably won’t.

  40. By Titus on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Berrian was excellent in the NFC championship game in New Orleans– many clutch plays– how quickly everyone forgets. Believe only what you want to believe.

  41. By Carl K on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    SHOW RICE THE MONEY! DON”T LET HIM WALK! MATCH THE DEAL!

  42. By BIG DUKE 6 on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    That’s right just another under producing player to go with what we have to play with. Ziggy WAKE UP and smell the loses.

  43. By Moss Fan on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Lets take a look … Moss and coaches

    1- DennisGreen, never thought about defense but mentally tough – MOSS DOES GREAT

    2-MikeTice, MENTAL CAVEMAN, When his job security started to get shaky – HE TRADES MOSS

    3-Raiders, They never have a coach secure in his job – Moss gets traded

    4-Belichik, strong coach who is known for trading players around 32 – MOSS WAS MOSSOME TILL HE HIT 32

    5-Chilly, CONFIDENCE OF A POSSUM, MENTAL CAPACITY OF A CHIPMONK – Even though we average 7 more points a game with Moss SHIVERIN CHILLY CUTS HIM

    6-JeffFisher, has Moss on the bench with no issues

    SO WHATS THE REAL ISSUE? MOSS? OR SCARED COACHES? MENTALLY WEAK COACHES?

    Clearly Moss has a strong personallity and a mentally tough coach has no problems with Moss … IS FRAZIER MENTALLY TOUGH?

  44. By Titus on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    HA HA HA– mental capacity of a chipmonk! What is a chipmonk? A rodent in seminary? Ha ha ha. Be careful pointing fingers, they will come back to you. Chilly is probably far more intelligent than most of the bloggers.

  45. By Moss Fan on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    and whos looking at Moss now?

    Rex Ryan !!! Talk about a mentally tough coach …

    I WISH THE VIKING WOULD GET A MENTALLY TOUGH COACH AND I HOPE FRAZIER IS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Do the right thing and BRING BACK RANDY MOSS !!!!

  46. By Dennis on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    It seems that all the teams are going after big names while Minnesota loses big names while going after no names or washed up names to replace them. At least you have a hot looking cheerleader squad this year. Maybe they can distract apposing defenses enough that we can score a couple of touchdowns.

  47. By Moss Fan on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    LOL Titus … I spelled it with a u but then thought i was wrong … o well its a blog not a spelling b

  48. By Moss Fan on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    O btw i went back to the WR blog and Arrow86 and Andrew … wrote some very well written blogs

    I know who Arrow86 is and I have a feeling Andrew is a familiar blogger

  49. By Tedzand on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Why are we even talking about this? I love how this stupid website always avoid the larger highlights and stories. Lets talk about some busted WR nobody wants instead of discussing the thousands of other way more important stories happening here. What will happen with McNabb, well Cedric be back this year, I could go on for days with stuff more important than this waste of a roster spot at WR; I’d rather talk about #4 coming back @ WR than read about another Viikings aquistion of a no talent hack

  50. By jared on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    GET MOSS back

  51. By Tedzand on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    oh and who the heck is #18 Rice? Apparently the Vikings didn’t know or forgot…. good thing we wasted a 3rd round on Moss too… now we have Percy to carry the entire load at WR becauzse the Vikings think its funny to ensure the QB of the tam has mediocre talent the throw to

  52. By drew on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    We don’t need a player who get cut from team to team. Bring back Randy Moss, or Brandon Stokley from Denver. Stokley had good and a great addition!

  53. By Tedzand on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    SKOL Vikings! the only NFL team interested in making horrible front office moves as a means of decreasing their fan base; run up the score! LOL

  54. By PURPLEPILLAGER on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I think the Vikings should trade for Vincent Jackson from the Chargers. I don’t care if it’s a 1st and\or 2nd, or whatever!!!!! Then also get James Jones, then cut Berrian. Berrian is injury prone, and non-productive. Just imagine that receiver corps., with all the other weapons we have.

  55. By Titus on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Well, maybe chipmonks should be the spelling, considering the way they dress. Anyway, every team makes some good moves and bad moves– I am still in shock Rice is gone–deja vu to the Moss release. Well, we have to have some confidence that the front office knows more than any of us– how many of us work week in and out at this like they do?

    Let’s be positive and see what happens– we should be competitive this year–

  56. By Rudso on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I’m more worried about our Safety position. Our safeties got lit up last season. I know we made a run at some good safeties before the lockout but we just released Williams, who’s going to take his place???

    I hope we try to get Sharper back. Or maybe the plan is to take one of the mediocre WR we keep talking about and put him in the safety position. At least this way when the ball is going right towards the numbers, we’ll have a chance of getting a pick instead of it bouncing of the guys chest.

  57. By Michael on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    We need a proven guy

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

    I think he would be a good fit and how many times do we see a good recievr leave and go to a new team that gives him a chance and he proves he just needs the right system. He is fast has good hands and doesn’t have to do it all by himself.

  59. By purplefizz on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    we keep hearing about these recievers but what about malcom floyd??? he’s a big body at 6’5″ 225 that has great leaping ability with great hands. did i mention his career average for YAC is 17 yds? he averaged 19 YAC last season and was on track to have a breakout season until he got injured.

  60. By purplefizz on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    here’s some highlights

  61. By purplefizz on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    heres an amazing catch by floyd.

  62. By SO? on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Has anything been happening in the past 24 hours? We haven’t heard an update of any kind in a long time… All this article is talking of is a possibilities. What has happened???

  63. By CA Norwegian on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Why do I feel like Minni is the mouse looking for the crumbs beneath the banquet table? McNabb doesn’t do it for me any more than he did for Rush. It is amazing that so much talent could be floating down river and MIKE IS bringing us to the eddy current for this guy. Why not go with Webb and Percy Berrian and whatever young talent we pick up. If we do not pick up some good experienced interrior guy and THE RUN GAME IS STUFFED, I’ll just give up on football here.

  64. By nicholas on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    @purplefizz

    Nice highlights, and one handed catch : )

    I’m definitely sold on his skills…he looks like a legitimate deep threat.

  65. By nicholas on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Does anyone know if Minnesota is serious about pursueing Malcolm Floyd??

  66. By nicholas on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Also; are we actually serious about getting the other DT that we are linked to; Anthony Adams??

  67. By edgypadre on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb to Moss…again and again and again!

  68. By SO? on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    @ nicholas…..IDK it’s not like we get any updates from this website on what the vikings are looking at….

  69. By Frederick Jones on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    @Lance the Red,

    Let’s see, you must play five guys at offensive line according to the rules.

    What you could do is start TEN WRs, and rotate them in and out of the five o lineman positions. You could pull a fumblerooski like the Raiders did one year. And a guard around play like Nebraska used to operate. It’s also legal to throw the football to an offensive lineman as long as he is behind the LOS.

    You would have the fastest offense in NFL history!

  70. By Rudso on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Do you guys know how many WRs we have on our roster? 9. We have Percy Harvin, Andre Holmes, Dominique Johnson, Emmanuel Arceneaux, Bernard Berrian, Greg Camarillo, Jaymar Johnson, Juaquin Iglesias and Stephen Burton. Obviously we know Percy can get it done but at least 1 of these WR will step up in to a good WR.

    Holmes is 6’5 and runs a 4.50, I have a feeling Arceneaux will be surprise, Johnson is going in to his 3rd year and that’s the year WRs usually break out so we’ll see with him. Unless we pick up someone like Moss or Edwards, there is no reason why we need another #3 type of receiver.

    Don’t forget about our 2nd round pick this year Kyle Rudolph. #1 TE coming out of this draft, his got great hands and Shiancoe is more like a big WR than a TE. Even though we lost Rice, we are perfectly fine in the catching department.

    What we need to worry about is the stopping the other teams WRs.

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

    I don’t see why some of u don’t get why we need guy’s like mc Nabb. we are there now just a few plays away from winning it all. Don’t get me wrong webb showed great promise and ponder looks like our future but as of now neither has the experience to get us there and take this into account, we need a experienced QB that can move and run because the o-line got Favre killed last yr. Tell me a guy besides Vick that can move out of the pocket and trhow like mc Nabb. Give the young guys time to learn from a vet and trust me Mc Nabb has 2 good yrs’ left and what they can learn from him will take us a long way in the future.

  72. By purplefizz on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    @purplepillager Man that would be an awesome group of recievers but you have to consider what you are really giving up to get VJack. i know MN wont give up a 1st, probably a 2nd, and a 3rd or 4th. Not only that VJack wants a big contract as well. Right now MN is trying to free up some cap space to make some significant signings and as i recall they are over the cap if not, barely under. what makes this process more of a pain is that MN has yet to sign draft picks ponder, rudolph, etc, yet alone give our most important player AP an extension who rightfully deserves it. I believe they are going to rework mckinny’s contract. I dont see them making a big splash in FA unless people who are overly paid for their services (BB) are cut. Its either going to be an exciting week for sure.

  73. By Frederick Jones on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Oops, you can’t throw a pass to an offensive lineman.

  74. By nicholas on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I think that Arceneaux will be a good WR as well…but from the highlights that I watch of him…he isn’t the DEEP threat type of reciever that we need to stretch the field.

    Are any of the WRs on our roster a deep threat, and if so, are they of #1 talent??

  75. By nicholas on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Watch this; Arceneaux excels going UNDERNEATH coverage, and then getting yards after the catch. That is great, but he isn’t a deep threat.

  76. By nicholas on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    bah, wouldn’t let me post the video…lets see if this works

  77. By nicholas on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    He does go deep on some plays..but has more of a tendency to do short routes.

  78. By purplefizz on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    We all saw what happened last season without a reciever who can stretch the defense. I’m not sold on getting a #1 reciever, but for sure we have to get someone who defenses will respect enough to not stack 8 in the box so we can make some room for the offense and open up holes for AP. AS much as i want Percy to be that guy, he isnt. he’s a possession reciever who gets big yards after the catch.

  79. By wezo on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    This organization holds this team back.
    People making decisions that the’re uncapable of.
    You get offense, but dont try too better your defense.
    This team, is like known for picking up has bens or better yet
    1st round busts from other teams let alone drafting sub-par
    individuals to play. You mean that Jenkins is the best reciever we can pick up.
    Another year of frustration
    Stupid play calling,a soft outdated cover 2 defense, and horrible special teams play.

  80. By SO? on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    @nicholas looks like we have our #84!!!

  81. By purplefizz on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    nice vid nicholas. wow that football field is HUGE! and so is the endzone. Im curious to see how he will do in the NFL. IDK how he will match up agianst corners in the NFL, those guys are giving him so much room due to the huge field. its wierd how the recievers dont have to be set and can move around before the ball is snapped. im curious how his skills will translate to the NFL for sure.

  82. By SO? on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    we just lost ray edwards to the Falcons….

  83. By wezo on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I guess if we blog so much negativety, then this team will want to prove us wrong. And thats find by me.

  84. By Arrow86 on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Nicholas : The footage on Arceneaux is impressive. He appears to be not only sure handed, but quick with his hands to prevent the ball getting on his pads. His quarterback looked pretty good as well.

    To Mike Wobschall’s credit, he did do some good research on why Jenkins may fit in with the Vikings. Drawing the connection between Jenkins production and working with Coach Stewart and Coach Musgrave. I think he’d be like having a second Bernard Berrian on the team. Speaking of which, can the Vikes re-work Berrian’s deal?

    Edwards to Atlanta today. He had moments of brilliance, but I don’t see production dropping off much with Robison filling his slot.

  85. By nicholas on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, I’m not sure how he will work out in the NFL either. Obviously he is a talented reciever with good hands and speed…time will tell : )

    It’d be nice if we could make him into a deep threat.

    @ So? I figured Edwards would be gone…but I think Brian Robison will step up and get it done for us.

  86. By Arrow86 on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Purplefizz: If our secondary plays the same this year as last year, Arceneaux will look like Jerry Rice from Wednesday to Saturday. (Sunday and Monday may be a different story.)

  87. By Mike on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Bring back Moss….. Third time is the charm, it didnt work last time because Childress was a DumbA$$

  88. By nicholas on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I’d be happy with Randy Moss or Malcolm Floyd, personally.

  89. By purplefizz on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    @arrow86 LOL agreed. with chris cook and cedric griffin coming back, I hope the secondary will be a bit better. As long as the D-line can improve and put pressure on the opposing QB, i think our secondary will be fine. the lack of pressure and sacks last season from the d-line did result in poor play from the secondary.

  90. By Shawn on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Dont forget its easier to pressure a QB when you have the lead …. Chilly couldnt get a lead with Harvin , Berrian , and Lewis

  91. By Andy on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I think Malcom Floyd is a top notch guy! 6-5 220 who is fast, strong and can jump! just watch his highlights and you will see this guy would be a great outside threat! I hope we sign Floyd. I also think Jaymar Johnson is on his way up the ladder.

  92. By Shawn on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    and what do we have this year …. Harvin Berrian and … CamaWHOllo?

    I think and Hope Arceneaux is as good as I think and hope he will be but its always better to be safe than chilly …. err better to be safe than sorry.

    BRING BACK RANDY MOSS !!!!

  93. By Swedish Viking on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    At 6:01pm ET There is only one thing to do…….
    Sign Randy Moss !!!!!!

    Bring the Freak home again!!!

    Moss is a Viking and also the WR we need!

    Vikings, act NOW !!!!

  94. By Shawn on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Titus I was reading a blog from a few days ago and I wasnt ignoring you was too focused on other topics ….

    how ya been ?

  95. By xvike on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I’m confused. Why havent the vikings made any moves yet to pick up any free agents? I’m surprised they havent signed a WR or OL yet….

  96. By animal26 on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    don’t do it. Go after Floyd. He is younger, faster, taller, stronger, and overall better. Really hope you don’t bring this guy in because he is nothing more then a number3 receiver at best and we already have many of those.

  97. By xvike on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t think malcom floyed or moss is the answer. Floyd is at best a #2. Vjax missed like the whole season and gates went down for much of the season and he still couldnt come up with close to 1000 yds. Yeah he is tall, but he won’t replace rice. Moss is old and unmotivated to play. He didn’t do anything for us last year or the titans. The only positive thing he probably did for the vikings is help get chilly fired. Other than that, there’s a reason NE let him go. He clearly is still heartbroken that he was dumped by NE. His only desire is probably to go back to NE. NO to moss. But if they have to sign one of them, they should sign floyd. I’m hoping harvin will have a break out year this year. 1000+ yds and 10 td’s.

  98. By Sean on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    We have the best RB in the league and if we don’t watch out, we’ll end up losing him because of team management. I hate to sound like this because I love the Vikings, but it seems like every team in the league is attempting to make themselves a better football team this week, except us.

  99. By twiltse on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    1 more tid bit… (if any vikes fans remember) Rice had a chance to have surgery on his hip at the end of 2009 campaign… He decided no and to rehab without surgery… Instead having surgery in the beginning of 2010 costing him I believe 6 games. Now him having done this we have move all our recievers to other positions. Non of which played very well at the brand new positions. This set us in the hole right in the beginning of the year. If we are looking for 1 person to blame, it wasn’t Favre, not coaching, not OL… 1 person to look at would be Rice!!

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

    weo how can u say how this team will do and how the plays will be called. U have a different head coach and o- coach. I could see the difference last yr when frazier took over and he took chances and didn’t play soft think b4 u speak or is there something else u don’t like about frasier hmmmmmmmmmm

  101. By Anthony on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Is Kluwe giving up his number?

  102. By bigl on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    should give Randy Moss a call drop banard since he can’t catch inquire about barber from dallas make sure that our corners are healthy

  103. By David P on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    The reason why the vikings have not picked up any quality free agents is because they have signed the answer to all the woes of the vikings. The chosen one (McNabb) is in the fold. He can do it all. No need for an OL, no need for a deep threat receiver, no need for good DB’s, no need for a DL. Superbowl bound baby with the big man at QB. What a freakin joke.

  104. By xvike on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    What twiitse???? What a dumb comment. So it was Rice’s fault? First of all, it wasn’t rice’s fault. It was the trainer/doctor/physician or whoever inspected his hip. He said that If all goes well, his hip should heal by itself and surgery could be avoided at the end of the season. Then as the start of the new season came around, it turned out that his hip didn’t heal according to plan. Then the doctor said that his hip injury was serious and that he now needed surgery otherwise if he continued to allow it to heal by itself, it could seriously affect his career in the future. So whose fault is it really??? And isn’t Favre the reason why sidney did so well that year? So if sidney went down, why couldn’t he make Harvin look good also? face it, Favre had a terrible season. The team as a whole played terribly. Quit pointing fingers at one person.

  105. By xvike on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    O yeah. The vikings did sign a WR. Devin Aromashadu…. LOL i had no idea… Seems our answer at WR is answered…. no not really

  106. By CA Norwegian on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I’m tired of rooting for the punter, why is this team letting all the talent go elsewhere?

  107. By Rudso on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Can someone post up our current salary cap with the players we have now? Everyone is criticizing the Vikings for not picking up star free agents but does anyone know our financial situation or if we can even afford to make a big splash in FA? We already have a lot of big time players on both sides of the ball, it’s just a matter of using them properly and them staying on the field healthy.

  108. By twiltse on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    XVike Rice was told by the team physicians to have surgery, on his own he elected to not have the surgery! Now if you knew anything a football, a slot reciever doesn’t just go out and become a superstar wide reciever, they are completely different positions!! All the recievers are like rookies at this point! Nfl Players mostly don’t learn other players positions. Harvin is a slot not a wide. Completely different!! That is why Favre couldn’t make Harvin shine!! Know football before you start accusing others of not knowing theirs!

  109. By sean on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Remember what Devin Aromashadu did to us the year we went to the NFC championship he burned one of the best corners in football

  110. By Moss Fan on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    have we signed Randy Moss yet?

  111. By garyson1 on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    All you Rice lovers are fools. he stuck it too us last year with his hip and will stick it to seattle. jenkins is fast and can block, james jones is another that we can use. Berrian is useless and must go!!! I ll trust Frazier until he shows he doesnt deserve it.

  112. By skolpurpleandgold on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I think they should go after CB Asomugha and go with what we have in WR’s. I see promise in Arceneaux and with the TE’s we now have they can dip and dunk the ball down the field and dont try the home run hit on every play like they were trying to do last year. untill the defense is crowding the line then percy has the speed to burn them on a go route. Vikings had a hard scedule last year and all the termoil with favre, childress, the dome. we’ll be much better this year easier scedule, new roof, new coach, little more solid in QB. As long as these guys gell quickly we’ll have a great season.

  113. By Don on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    have you guys ever thought that their not trying to fill rice spot and get a balance in the wr core..I don’t think that we NEED wr..and take care of ol and db’s

  114. By Titus on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Shawn, doing good. How bout you? Finally we are back to football– now we need the govt to get their deal done– NOW!

  115. By twiltse on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Rudso, I also would like to know these details, but , I believe, today is the first day is when they can actually sign these players. So any info that you got would be irrelevant until tommorrow. I do know they dropped 2 large contracts(edwards, rice) and picked up a big 1((mcnabb). The actual numbers of the new players they picked in the draft(14) are not out yet! Wait a couple of days you’ll have better idea. espn or nfl.com will probably post them.

  116. By Don on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    and i hope we blitz more this season like come on did yall see that eagles
    game..blitz blitz blitz..

  117. By wkranig on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Moss – Would you consider giving the Sans Chilly Vikings another shot? We all still have our #84 Jerseys….

  118. By CA Norwegian on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Harvin lined up in the backfield at Florida, and Minn. He returned kicks, he lined up at slot. He reached the endzone from all those starting places. Somehow the ‘completely different’ position doesn’t seem unsurmountable. I like him and another streaker on the outside, but if he doesn’t want that, it’s OK, he is after all the expert at what he can do.

  119. By Bubba on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    AP might hold out from camp!!!!!!!
    Why have we not resigned him?? That would help our cap space!!!!
    IS SPEILMAN AT WINTER PARK???
    WAKEUP SPEILMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WAKEUP!

  120. By purplefizz on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    @ twiltse wow dude you are delusional. Rice chose not to have surgery because his doctor said he it wasn’t neccessary! are you seriously blaming last season on sidney rice?? percy had a good season given he missed a couple games. 900 yds 5 tds is pretty good. i guess it was because of rice that the o-line played so bad. its because of rice that the d-line couldnt pressure opposing QBs. sidney rice made brett favre force those throws LOL. get real, dude. man sometimes i do think the vikings have some of the dumbest fans.

  121. By Moss Fan on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Titus yea it is nice to talk football but its frusterating to keep coming to vikings . com and not seeing anything except hey how about this 3rd string reciever or that 3rd string reciever …. :(

    I know they cant talk deals till 6pm est, but still hows ced griffin? hows chris cook? hows tyrell johnson? now that he will be the starter hows hererra? is mckinnie fatter than ever?

    IS MIKE WOBSCHALL ON VACATION?

  122. By purplefizz on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    there was a rumor going on about rice not having surgery because he wanted a new contract but thats all it was, just a RUMOR! i watched the videos, read the articles, and apparently rice didnt have surgery because his doctor said it wasnt necessary. He elected not to have it because he didn’t want to risk missing the season opener against the saints. then we all know what happened after. last i checked this was a team sport, so no ONE person could be responsible for anything. The whole team was responsible for the terrible season.

  123. By Carl K on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Great questions Moss Fan – I have been wonder how the injuried guys are doing also.

    The Pioneer press say Erin Henderson plans to sign his 1.2 million tender offer. That means no team wanted him for that price. So does that mean Erin is our starting outside linebacker or do we have yet another million dollor backup?

  124. By Daniel on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    The topic here is Jenkins fellas. Should we debate on rice`s hip, his money, What? Sorry to see rice go, but lets face it….He is gone. Now is the opertunity to grab a above average WR. Edwards could be a star IF he wanted to be. He has more strength, and speed and ability than rice. Rice got millions guys. We should have went for Roy Williams. James jones is a guy who has good build, good speed, but the knock on him is Hands. Same with edwards. Jenkins is in the same mold as jones but jones is better. Floyd would be a good red zone guy but we have those. My vote says Give Edwards a shot. Go to Moss if all else fails.

  125. By Anthony on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Nnamdi is an Eagle!!! SCARY

  126. By likejoeybrowner on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    i agree ….rice really stuck it to the vikes….do you really think favre would have come back if rice would have said….” i wont be ready”…..he cares only about himself…the same as moss…..good ridden….this is the minnesota vikings….not the minnesota rice/ moss’……someone will step up….rice sucked before favre…it’s the qb that makes the reciever….

  127. By likejoeybrowner on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Twitsle…I agree

  128. By likejoeybrowner on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    edwards had almost 1,000 yds last year and played like a man among boys at times with a qb that has not yet been given the green light….

  129. By Shawn on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Titus … Im alive and ready to hear some news on vikings . com

  130. By Justin F on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Can’t wait to see some “Fire Rick Speilman” chants as the 2011 season drags on. He’s one of the guys that decides who we sign, draft, or release

  131. By lui on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    what vikings need to do know is fix d fence

  132. By Daniel on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I love what the front office is doing. I like ALL the moves so far. They have a plan and moving forward. We have a great leader in McNabb, a young, smart, talented QB who can learn under him. Next is our secondary. We are making the right moves there. Next our LBs. Probably the best LB coach out there. Spielman Has been great for us. He has great sence of who has talent and who does not. He will Get us the Right guys. I like the way we are moving.

  133. By BryanW on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I think our best bet right now is to hope we get jenkins and floyd stick harvin in the slot and let things devople from there. If we got that acomplished we would be well set for the season!!!

  134. By Ekolu on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I believe Jenkins would be a good acquisition. It keeps the momentum going for the Vikings in trying to replace Sidney Rice. We don’t need a replacement, we just need a big receiver who can produce and 50 catches, 5 td’s would be a nice start. If not it still produces competition for the Vikings who have a couple big receivers on the roster, but they don’t have experience.

  135. By C on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Randy Moss, Randy Moss, Randy Moss.

  136. By Tim on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    One thing i noticed about Michael Jenkins is in eight seasons in the NFL he has never fumbled the ball.

  137. By Nelson on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    MOSS or OT lets win now! we can always draft a long term number one in the next two years, we can get Moss or OT on the cheap.
    also, why didnt pursue OCHO?

  138. By sandiamond on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Sign him and put em on the practice squad. surely Berr and/or Camo will be hurt or cut by 1/3 of the season

  139. By Edwards17TOMN on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    NO i think Braylon Edwards is a better ‘FIT’ and i think Malcom Floyd Is also a better ‘FIT’ not 29 year old Jenkins that was cut by the Falcons SMH

  140. By sandiamond on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Let me see ya CLAP if you are a Moss fan!

  141. By VikeFan on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Im am seeing a problem. With the recent salaries going out to other teams. ex. Nnamdi Asomugha (cb) and Santonio Holmes (wr) arent theyre new contracts 10+ million a year now? If so, according to the news A.P. is due around 12 mil this year. The talk was to get him a new contract. Why, according to the players of the nfl. rank #3, Would he except any less money than the previously mentioned players. If anything, I think we would have to pay him more. I think the Vikings are completely stuck with money. I am guessing they are struggling to pay for there Draft choices.

  142. By Chris Weber on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Okay just don’t give him Berrian money!!!!! I mean we paid Berrian what Seattle did for Rice.

  143. By Swedish Viking on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    CLAP CLAP

    Have we signed Moss yet???

    Wake up and act!!! If Randy Moss is not signed when the weekend is over there is something wrong…
    Vikings, give the fans what they want and the team what they need!!!

    RANDY MOSS

  144. By viking on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    the vikings should give randy moss another shot and another good receiver who could join the vikings could be braylon edwards

  145. By Frederick Jones on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    all the young dudes, all the young dudes.

    There must be lots of youngsters writing on this blog.

    Who ever heard of the cover 2 being outdated?

    And since when can’t the #2 WR not be able to play the #1 WR position?

    Where do you get this “knowledge” from Madden Football???

  146. By Fan123 on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Moss is not going to be sign. Fraizer already stated that he wants to give BB more chances and that a deep threat isn’t the top PRIORITY. There you have fans.

  147. By scandivikes on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I would like to see Steve Smith (NYG-FA) signed and Lance Moore (NO-FA) on the other side.

  148. 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.

  149. By BLAKE on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    i say grab T.O and the vikes will do nasty damage

  150. By fran on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    B. Edwards is the real solution

  151. By DaVikings on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Common! Michael Jenkins? He had one fair year when these three coaches happened to be together! Kind of grabbing at straws aren’t we. Face it we probably let the right one go. We’ll need someone and it ain’t Berrian! Should be big and able to go up for the ball!!

  152. By andrew on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    why grab a guy in the cfl when we can get a guy in the nfl better b.edwards

  153. By David on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    Braylon Edwards is a threat he needs to work on his hands a bit but he has the pure athleticism to be something special in this league

  154. By celticvikingwarrior on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    @ xvike; There is a reason Malcolm Floyd didn’t “come close to 1,000 yards last season”. A hamsting injury derailed his season…but this is what he is…6′-5″-225, 29 years old (the start of his PRIME) he had 37 rec. and 6 TD’s (that’s 1 TD for every 6 reception’s) and AVERAGED 19.4 per catch !!!! FORGET Edwards, Jenkins, T.O.Buress and yes EVEN Moss. Put Floyd and Arceneaux out wide and Harvin in the slot, along with Shaincoe and Rudolph and that’s one of the BEST REC.CORP IN THE LEAGUE, PERIOD !!! Back up’s are whoever wins it in camp. Mark my word WATCH for VERY,VERY GOOD THING’S from RFA’s ANDRE HOLMES and DOMINIC JOHNSON.

  155. By Don on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    safety..o-line..olb..Blitz..blitz..blitz..blitz..blitz..blitz..blitz..blitz..blitz..blitz..need i say more

  156. By Jeff on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    nooooooooo, Jenkins. No underachieving receivers. We just lost Rice; we need a *replacement* not a *downgrade.* Go for James Jones!

  157. By King of Vikes on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    Please! With all the great receivers out there like Plaxico, Jones, Floyd, Edwards, the Vikes needs a great WR to compliment McNabb. Stop playing it cheap and put together a team that will be Super Bowl contenders!

  158. By King of Vikes on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    My top picks are to bring Randy Moss back and sign Plaxico, I am sure the Vikes can get him cheap! Two deep threats and Percy in the slot with a great TE too! Mercy!

    Hire me Minnie! I’ll put together a Super Bowl team!

  159. By King of Vikes on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    Plaxico is the best red zone TD grabber in the biz! Get him!

  160. By King of Vikes on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb, Moss, Plaxico, Adrian, Percy… all big plan players! It will be just like the 1998 season with these big play players! Wow!

  161. By King of Vikes on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    All the NFC North teams have improved with the Pack the ones to beat. We need a super team now. We should have hired Gruden as coach in the off season instead of keeping a coiach from a losing staff. I have no faith in Leslie.

  162. By BleedingPurpleinAlaska! on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    Michael Jenkins! Excellent! I think this guy is going to be an excellent addition and it will keep Percy in slot! Musgrave knows how to use this guy and he had more yards and touchdowns that Roddy did last year in their playoff run! Have faith in the Purple people. At least this year we will be a lot better than last year. How many catches did Rice have last year? Thats what I thought next to nothing! Welcome to Minnesota Michael!!

  163. By King of Vikes on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    DEE-SASTER! Minnie brings in an unproductive WR to match with Berrian who is an unproductive WR! They bring in a great QB and then this! Opposing teams are cheering since they can now concentrate on the run! Leslie only proves that he is the loser like he was last year! 8-8 at best. Sorry Vikes!

  164. By King of Vikes on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    Leslie just took the Vikings out of Super Bowl contention by signing an unproductive WR in Jenkins. No deep pass threats only helps the opposing defenses. Now they can stack up the D line and stop Adrian. No oofense now Leslie! You’re an idiot and a loser!

  165. By vikings fan 1955 on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    king of vikes go cheer for gb then, If u are a real vikings fan and I say this to everyone give the coach a cahnce because we don’t know what he knows and has planned. I saw promise with a rookie quarterback at the end of the yr and we won’t have chilly calling the plays. U have to realize that with Mc Nabb throwing to jenkins he has a better qb and at times a new team and surroundings can make a diffreence. Also no Berrian hasn’t been what we want but the ability is there just needs a confidence boost. Singltary will get the d motivated believe that thats his bread and butter. Jenlins will fit in well because he has the speed just has to cathch whats thrown to hiim more often. Let coach frasier work with what he has and see what he can do. Evry yr theres a team no one thinks can do anything and they all know we have real good players they just have to play to their potential. I’m behind every pick and trust in the team till they show me they don’t deserve it. Been a fan since the early seventies and NEVR turned my back on them and won’t now.

  166. By M.V. on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    Bring t!o! #81 for McNAbb #5 I HEART MY VIKINGS JUST GET BULKY BE AGGRESIVE BE STRONG NO PLAYING AROUND BE HUMBLE PRESS ON LOOK FOWARD ONE GOAL SCORE ALL THE TIME AND DEFFENCE OFFENCE IS GOOD DEFFENCE I HEART McNABB FOR A LONG TIME AND NOW HE’S HERE FINALY McNABB IS MINNESOTA!

  167. By M.V. on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

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  168. By drew on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    Why a Michael Jenkins? Plaxico Burris, Randy Moss, Braylon Edwards, Steve Smith (ex Giants) still available, why waste money on a mediocore player? I thought we we in it, to win it?????????

  169. By drew on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    There so many better receiver out there, why so cheap?

  170. By Matt on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    who else wants to see Randy Moss retire in purple?

  171. By BleedingPurpleinAlaska! on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    Now we need to go get Michael Huff and Sensabaugh to improve our safety positions!!

  172. By BleedingPurpleinAlaska! on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    Ok, forget about Moss, Edwards, and TO! I just wish all three would retire with Favre!

  173. By BleedingPurpleinAlaska! on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    I would just like to remind our fans that big money doesn’t always buy a superbowl, just ask the redskins and the eagles at the end of this season!!

  174. By tiller on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    why do you people keep saying we dont want jenkins we need rice back
    lets not forget all you rice fans. here 4 years 1st year did nothing, 2nd year injured, 3rd year blew up because farve made him, 4th year inejured again, jenkins not injury prone and when he gets out from under roddy white he will be a force to be reckon with. and he will play a whole year.

  175. By Philly Viking on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    trade jenkins and berrian to the titans with a 2nd round pick for Britt

  176. By Carl Brodin on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    We have Jenkins he knows the offence and that will give him the advantage plus he can be like another coach on the field for the other players. I also saw the video of Arceneaux from Canada it looks like we could have a Line up if we have any three wide reciever sets of Jenkins,Harvin,Emmanuel with Holmes on the sidelines waiting his chance. Now we need to dump Berrian’s salary and Mckinnies or rework his salary Then go find another wide reciever but i do like this line up even though our base offence will be two tight end sets. Would like to see Edwards here. Now we need to get an OL maybe Olin Kruetz. Then we need a S and or another CB.

  177. By Philip Patterson on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    why did we pick up Jenkins when in his best season they say he only had 7 tds why whould you want someone who has been so unproductive on your team thats why Atlanta got rid looks like Vikings got worse instead of better during this time and it looks like its going to be a long hard year once again Mr Wilf must have money to burn by letting other people loose with the Checque book an not having a say on who they spend there money on.Why not just get rid of the whole team .

  178. By Andrew on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    #84 belongs always to Randy Moss, Bring him home

  179. By Ted Bogan Sr. on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    This has been the best off season acquisitions I have seen in a long time! At first I wasn’t too happy about McNabb but after seeing his media interview I feel Washington made a very big mistake thank you very much. Even though he said he dosen’t have a chip on his shoulder that’s bull, he is going to prove all the analysts wrong and yes he has a very big chip and it’s in our favor. And what about the sneaky move to add Jenkins boorah! We have all the pieces in place for once with the exception of a hard nose CB and SS to bolster the D. But I still think that our secondary will step up because they don’t have a choice and they don’t want to be the stinky part this year.. So all the real fans put your seat belts on this is going to be a very exciting ride. And to all you fair weather fans get on the bus or stay home because Ziggy and the rest of the front office want to win and win is what we will do. Take it from someone who watched on tv our vikings first super bowl lost to Hank Strom and the Kansas City Chiefs. Go Vike’s!

  180. By NoPCvirusesEverAgain! on Oct 14, 2011 | Reply

    Jenkins will be superb!

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