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Frazier: Jared Allen Has Stepped Up “In All Areas”

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 28, 2011 – 11:16 am

Even after spending more than 10 days with the team in Mankato during training camp and watching the entire roster play preseason games, you just never know how everything will unfold once the regular season arrives. But there are some things you can see coming clear as day. And if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times: Jared Allen had the best training camp of any Vikings player.

Through 3 games in the regular season, his play on the field affirms that observation. And you can count Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier among those who saw an impressive start to the season coming for Allen.

“I just know in my conversations with him when we came to training camp, you could sense the commitment that he had to having a great start and a great year,” Frazier said on Wednesday. “He was so disappointed in a year ago, that the work that he put into this offseason felt like it was going to pay dividends. Boy, he’s off to a great start.”

Allen, who had just 1.0 sack through Week 8 last year, already has 4.5 sacks this season. Last week against Detroit, a team who came into the game having allowed zero sacks, Allen got to QB Matthew Stafford for 3.0 sacks.

While we associate Allen with being the team’s best pass rusher, the perennial Pro Bowler is also stepping up in other areas. He’s an important part of the Vikings run defense – he almost had a game-winning safety against Detroit last week on a running play – and Frazier says Allen has also stepped up as a leader on the team.

“He’s playing at a high level versus the run, he’s doing a great job of rushing the passer,” Frazier said. “I don’t think you could ask for a whole lot more. He’s doing a terrific job of leading our team in the locker room. He’s really stepped up in all areas, just good for our team.”

 Last week the Vikings lost their third consecutive game in heart-wrenching fashion and at points both during the game and in the aftermath Allen was vocal. But he wasn’t a negative influence in his outspokenness. Rather, Frazier says he was being exactly the type of leader the team needs, whether it’s in times of struggle or times of prosperity.

“We talked during the week with some of our leaders about making sure everyone was emotionally engaged in the game, no matter what the scoreboard said or how much time was on the clock,” Frazier explained. “And Jared was one of those guys who did a great job of stepping up and just encouraging guys and making sure that they stayed engaged in the game, both mentally and physically. It was just good encouragement for our players and for our team. We need that from him and from some of our other leaders as well.”

What the Vikings need now is a win to generate some positive momentum and hopefully get back to the .500 mark as soon as possible. With the way he’s playing through the first three games, Allen looks to be the perfect impetus to get a turnaround started.

 


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175 Responses to “Frazier: Jared Allen Has Stepped Up “In All Areas””

  1. By vikes339 on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Allen can have 10 sacks a game, and AP can rush for 125, but as lond as mcchoke is the qb we will still loose. Its sad to say, but you cant win with out some type of a passing game.

  2. By DRS on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Jared Allen is one of the best Viking I have ever seen. That is allot to be said since I have been a Viking fan from the time of Fran Tarkington. He reminds me of the old purple people eaters.

    Have a great day.

  3. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Can he take one more big step and play QB or in the secondary?

  4. By DRS on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Can we get Fran out of retirement? LOL

  5. By DRS on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    At one point I thought Allen was the entire D. LOL.

  6. By GM on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/powerRankings

  7. By kenny on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    HI. leslle ,I have call on our team, please give the lord your god a pray or two, and our team, Will over come all . Please, our team, in the big VVVVVV. Thank you kenny. p.s I will pray two.The lord can do,( psalm 132)

  8. By DRS on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    We need more Allen’s on this team that be the truth, AMEN.

  9. By GM on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I believe there is a conspiracy to move this team to stinky LA.

    Stadium is completely privately funded.

    I will have to quit watching pro ball….

  10. By GM on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    …that cursed tag cloud!!!

  11. By DRS on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    YAWAY have mercy on the MN Vikings and grant this undeserving team a win & a SB win. AMEN.

    Everyone have a great day.

  12. By DRS on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry that shaould have been.

    YAHWEH have mercy on the MN Vikings and grant this undeserving team a win & a SB win. AMEN.

    Everyone have a great day

  13. By DRS on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Sometimes I spell thing by the way they sound. Everyone have a great day.

  14. By GM on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    There are 44 names in the TAG CLOUD.

    I count 30 that are still with the team.

    32% of the tag cloud is obsolete.

    if the Vikes lose 32% of the games as a result of the tag cloud curse, they should only lose 2 more regular season games.

    Please make sure it’s gone by playoffs.

  15. By DRS on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Here is to hope, and a new and better Vikings season.

  16. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    GM…….I think the size of Chilly’s name influences things.

  17. By GM on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Nova, chilly’s name is a symbol of the magnitude of the curse.

  18. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    CALL AN EXORCIST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I still can’t find this cloud you speak of, maybe it’s because I’m on an iPad…?? Or maybe it’s because there are no clouds in southern Nevada.

  20. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    What about sunshine and rainbows and lollipops and…….

  21. By ozzinator on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    and VLAD!

  22. By Justin F on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Considering he and Robison were har a ssing Stafford last week, it’s no surprise Allen is getting well deserved praise. Let’s hope JA can har a ss Cassel all day Sunday.

  23. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    @DRS: aaahh!! I respect your personal opinion, but if Allen is one of the best Vikings you have ever seen, you sure haven’t seen a lot, right now I would say Allen does not even fit as the top 10 best Viking to play in purple. He is working on it, but he has a way to go yet.
    Jeff C
    Saint Cloud, Minnesota.

  24. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I get my sunshine in Vegas. Rainbows and lollipops I get from all the positive info on this site. Too bad the team keeps dropping the lollipops in the dirt.

  25. By TheRealDon on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I knew i wasn’t the only one the tags are a curse..

  26. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Make the team eat dirtsicles !

  27. By TheRealDon on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    PUT THIS GUY IN

  28. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    OK! sorry for that! just when I read it and all those Vikings names started poping up in my head I had a little chuckle! I guess if you went by position Allen might be like 3rd, 4th best Viking to play the game.

  29. By TheRealDon on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    WHO IS THIS KID I LIKE HIM..THE VIKINGS SHOULD DRAFT THIS KID AND PLAY HIM

  30. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    OK TheRealDon, you convinced me, let’s put in the kid.

  31. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    A short list of Viking-associated people I would like to see meet Vlad The Impaler…….1…Les Steckel…..2…..Gary Anderson….3…..Bernard Berrian…..4…the entire 2011 secondary except Winfield……4…..Herschel Walker……5…….Brent McClanahan……6……Mike Wobschall…….please feel free to submit names, adding the reason you would like to see these people staked. All of the names you see here should be self-explanatory.

  32. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    ….7….Donovan McNabb…..

  33. By TheRealDon on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Jeffbleedspurple..i just think he will be able to control the game better then mcnabb and GET the ball to are play makers

  34. By ozzinator on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    How bout’ last years blogger “firedchildress”. Ha

  35. By TheRealDon on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    LAST ONE…I LIKE

  36. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I seem to have included two #4’s. Please keep in mind that these names are in no particular order of hatred.

  37. By TheRealDon on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    On thing i like about ponder he take chances just like brett..mcnabb is too scary yes he only has one INT but we are still 0-3

  38. By TheRealDon on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    NovaScotiaVike..how you doing

  39. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Nova, please remove Gary Anderson and insert Chilly and Mike Tice. If you leave Anderson in then you must put the anointed one Brett Favre in. And we can’t do that

  40. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I’m venting,Don….otherwise, GREAT……Vegas, Chilly and Tice should both meet the stake, maybe 2 for Chilly. I think Anderson has to be on there and Favre is listed as questionable, in my humble opinion. Everyone has their own “hate list”, there’s room for everybody, Vlad had thousands of stakes !!

  41. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I know Gary Anderson had a great season, didn’t miss a FG all year, but which one do you remember? That’s like winning $8 million at the roulette wheel and then putting it all on black, only to see red.

  42. By Matthias on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Gary Anderson had bad luck… Leave him alone, it wasn’t only his fault that the vikes lost back in the old days.

  43. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Nate Wright gets a stake for letting Drew Pearson shove him around.

  44. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    And the ref gets a stake for letting him do it.

  45. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Matthias, if you consider 1998 “the old days”, then obviously you haven’t suffered nearly as much as some of us on this blog.

  46. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Right on Nova-
    I have suffered all 4 stupor bowls we have lost………

  47. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    again, I applaud you Nova…Vlad is always a fan fave……….

  48. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Gary Anderson missed a chip shot! WTH………..he did not miss all year…….not blaming him……it is THE CURSE!!!!!

  49. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks Rock, I guess we both deserve some kind of award for taking all this pain.

  50. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Stakes for all………..

  51. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    But you can’t stake the curse, Rock…….Anderson gets a stake !!!!!

  52. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    yeah..it is perhpas a study in psychopathology…….vikings fan since 1970

  53. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    can we create stakeholders for the curse.maybe make some money?

  54. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Nova-
    You have my respect for not letting rainbows and unicorns dominate the dialogue….

  55. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Rock…….you probably noticed a certain writer’s name on the stake list…..

  56. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    the incredible BS about correcting Mcnabbs flawed mechanics from our coaching staff………..WTH? Dude is a 13 year veteran………if he don’t know it by now……………..

  57. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Nova- Wob is a tool…..we all know that…………

  58. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Glad he made Vlad’s guest list ,tho

  59. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    soft peddle questions……..i even tried to soft peddle(as best I can) a question for the mailbag………….have yet to make the A list……

  60. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    You guys won’t see me on this site after 8pm AST (6 CST). I’m also a huge Red Sox fan. Of course maybe that’s good news to people who would rather talk about sunshine, lollipops, etc.

  61. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe I need to change my wardrobe……..get rid of my Dead Kennedy’s T shirt……..oh ,and NEW GUNNY SACKS!

  62. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think Vlad would love lollipops

  63. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    meat popsicles

  64. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, they have a stick in them…..

  65. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    meat puppets..one of my fave indy bands

  66. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    anyhoooo!
    Good to see REALISTS!!!!

  67. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Rock, do you buy those at Saks Fifth Avenue?

  68. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I hope for many thjngs…..world peace, sustainable eco-firendly corporations, etc
    but DO I SEE THIS? NO………..I SEE WHAT IS……I HOPE FOR SOMETHING BETTER, BUT DO NOT OVERLOOK REALITY.

  69. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Nova- my daughter would..I would make my own…….more fun!

  70. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Nova-
    I do not buy anything from 5th avenue……matter of fact last time i was in NYC frequented an Irish pub in upper east side called The Dead Poets………$5 buys you a 16 oz PBR in can and shot of whisky……….best deal in NYC

  71. By Big Al on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Nova, how about Denny “take a knee” Green added to Vlad’s list?

  72. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Speaking of that, I’ve got to go get some more beer. I just know this game is going to be gut-wrenching. If things go well you might see me back here later. GO SOX !!!!!!

  73. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    painful, Big Al……….

  74. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, STAKE HIM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    later Nova!
    Nova, ladies and germs……..

  76. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Nova, the problems the ones that deserve the stake are mostly forgotten, erased from our memories. Please spare Gary, I’m sure if we dig into the record books we can find a suitable replacement. I think I’ll get a SPARE GARY Tshirt made

  77. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I’m sorry ***the problem is

  78. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Denny is who we thought he was, if you’re gonna stake him go ahead and stake his A$S!!

  79. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    always an enterpreneur.VegasVike ladies and gentelmen…………..seehim for orders on t shirts at the end of tonites program

  80. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    another Tshirt VegasVike………

  81. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    how about this::
    Give us your BU MPER STICKER SLOGAN for this team:

  82. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Vikies Give us 30 minutes……..we will give you all.

  83. By Big Al on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    NFL’s Play 30

  84. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings half the taste.all the calories …….

  85. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    How about this for a Bu mper sticker….”Only the Viking’s secondary breaks down more than me”. Gotta run!

  86. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    2nd half????what 2nd half……

  87. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    2nd half????….D’oh!

  88. By KLAWZ on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Buy one team get the vikings for 1/2 off!

  89. By Purple Paint Chips on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I hope Jared Allen doesn’t kill the Chiefs QB. not really.

  90. By Titus on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings by 30.

  91. By robb on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Put in Ponder.What,Newton is ready but Ponder isn’t?!?!!?Ponder looks much more versatile and productive than McDrab.NOW is the time to move on this,not after the season is lost.

  92. By robb on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Put in Ponder.Ponder looks more versitile and productive than McDrab.NOW is the time to move on this,not after the season is lost.I knew as soon as I heard McDrab was coming to Minnesota that it was a fatal move.What was management thinking?!?!?Washington didn’t want him for a reason and that reason is glaringly apparent.

  93. By ozzinator on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, where’s Moss?

  94. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    lol @Nova: here is my list, #1 Mike Lynn, #2 Referee Pete Morellis crew, if they count, #3 Drew Pearson, if he counts #4 Les Steckel #5 Gary Anderson #6 Benard Berrian

  95. By Ryan on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Looks like packs are going to repeat so far.

  96. By Titus on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    @robb— what was more telling than anything was when the Eagles gave McNabb to their divisional foe– think they knew that might guarantee them a couple wins per season? Green Bay did everything possible to keep Favre out of their rival’s hands— they knew what he was capable of.

  97. By Titus on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Here is my honest analysis and take on things– I do think McNabb is a great person and he is a decent QB, but –

    McNabb is exhausted by the second half– he is breathing so hard– you can see his mouth wide open, gasping for breath almost constantly. Shanahan said McNabb was not in condition for the 2 minute drill.

    When it’s second half- McNabb is completely different– I believe he is gasping so hard for breath, and in the 2-3 seconds he has, he cannot concentrate and throw the ball well — It is well known that oxygen is crucial to athletic performance. I am convinced that is why he plays well at the start and breaks down by the second half. He is in horrible fitness or something is wrong, like an illness. At any rate, with our so so O line and average WR’s, McNabb in a state of anxiety with no air, makes very poor throws — out of shape.

  98. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    @ Ryan: You forgot something, perhaps the only team in our division that can beat the pack right now is the Lions, can’t wait for that 1st match up.

  99. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Jeffbleedspurple…….they all count in my eyes…………STAKE THEM ALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  100. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I would love to stay and chat about impaling people who obviously deserve it, but I have to get back to the Red Sox.(and grab another beer) !

  101. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Nova you need an iPad…

  102. By Ryan on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Kittens are not going to the sb.

  103. By Mike B on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t have anymore critical analysis and probably said too much after this game. I think it’s time to cheer the Vikings as they go to KC and hopefully get their first win. Goo Vikings.

  104. By Titus on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I agree– I am predicting 10-6 with a playoff berth.

  105. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Vegas, not as much as I need another beer !!!

  106. By Titus on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I have a feeling we are winning big on Sunday. Very big. Complete romp. I hope it does not go to the Vikings heads.

  107. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    It sure isn’t going to mine !

  108. By Titus on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    AP runs for close to 200 yards and Allen and the D have 6 sacks minimum.

  109. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    YOU ONLY WISH YOUR GIRL WOULD LAY DOWN LIKE THE VIKES

  110. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    There it posted!!

  111. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Wobbs either does not like
    B U M P E R
    or S T I C K E R

  112. By Parody on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Optimist to the end Titus. Not to say that it’s impossible. In my fantasy league I’ve noticed that Cassell has been putting up negative numbers, (at least in one game). You usually don’t see that from anyone except for mediocre defenses. A good QB will get 10 points in his worst game of the season.

    This tells me that our secondary has a great chance of holding up against the pass this week. So long as they can contain Dwayne Bowe, they shouldn’t have much trouble. And up until they fell apart against Johnson in the 2nd half last week, the Vikings have been flawless against #1 WRs.

    I still need to see something from the offense in the 2nd half this week. All three games I was apprehensive going in, increasingly confident that they’d win at the half, and then completely flabbergasted that they decided to take a break and let their wives come out and finish the game in their uniforms.

    How’s this for a plan: Make Gerhart the #1 back in the second half. He was last year’s second round pick, but he’s being used as much as the 7th round pick this year! (A million points to everyone who can guess who I’m referring to). Come out in the 2nd half and start handing it off to the guy to give defenses something different to deal with. At the worst, it will be successful enough to get a few first downs and tear up the clock. That’s all you need when you have a 20-point lead!

    But our coaches would rather mix things up by going to the pass and expecting Berrian to try to catch a ball! Anyone know his stats this year? 1 catch for 17-yards! He has more drops than yards! I’d expect more from the #5 WR at this point!

    But enough ranting for now…chances are nobody’s going to read all this anyway…

  113. By Parody on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    You’re right Vegas – I just tested it and Bümper was blocked. Sticker seems to work though. I can’t understand the dirty connotation with bümper though…maybe the büm part, but I thought that was the PC way to refer to your ass…

  114. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Parody I read it….
    I agree we need to be a different team in the secong half, I’m not sure putting AP out to pasture is the best way tho. How about we bench Berrian in the 2nd and bring out Webb as a trial deep threat?? Or Booker?? Spin up our WR positions to the point they make no sense. What’s the worst that can happen??

  115. By Parody on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Vegas – they’re putting AP out to pasture anyways. I think they handed it to him twice in the second half last week. With a 20-point lead! Aren’t teams supposed to rely on the run when they’re dominating?

    Anyways, I wouldn’t completely put him out to pasture. Just make Gerhart the #1 guy for the first few series to mess with the other team’s half-time adjustments. Once they start catching on, then send AP back in there to remind them why they’re losing so badly.

    Most 2nd round picks are expected to become starters in their first few years, and we all know that Gerhart will never move ahaed of AP. But we should still be making a lot more use of his talents than we have so far. Let’s not forget that we traded up to get him, so he’d better be good for something.

  116. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Ya I see everyone split bu mper up, but it’s ok to say to lay your girl…

  117. By Parody on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Yep, justed tested it, büm was blocked. Mîck is another blocked word, yet racist words like spic, heeb and banana somehow slip through the cracks…

  118. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    10-4 on AP Parody, they’ve just established themselves as too run predictable. We got no way to back up the defenses, go get T. O.

  119. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Who’s racist against bananas? Oranges?

  120. By Parody on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Ha – I threw banana in there as a joke more than anything. I was looking up racial slurs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ethnic_slurs) and found Banana relating to an Asian person who has adopted a Western persona. See George Takei.

  121. By Parody on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    In reference to your earlier post – I just caught on to the suggestion to bench Berrian in the 2nd. Don’t you think we’d be better if we just moved him to the PUP for the rest of the season? He’s dropping more than he’s catching, and he’s not making any effort to get the ones that aren’t going to bounce off his helmet.

    We’re better off with Webb in his spot. It’s impossible for him to do any worse, and he has all the potential to surprise the NFL if we give him the chance. We can always move him back to QB in a pinch if the injury bug starts to get verile.

  122. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    True, the reason I say bench BB is cuz there does not seem to be a way to move him over. He’s like Chilly’s TJack to Frazzer

  123. By Mike B on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Time to cheer on the team to Victory in KC. Go Vikings Barrrroooohhh

  124. By DuaneN on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    good posts Titus and Parody.

    I’d stake Culpepper, never liked him. Whoever the defender was that pushed that Cardinal out of bounds the last game of the season needs a stake as well.

  125. By Titus on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I am surging with optimism– I am over Sunday’s loss and now thinking playoffs again.

  126. By Titus on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Anyone watch the latest McNabb presser? Is it me, or did he seem to deflect responsibility for his play and kept hammering the point that everyone needs to improve? I saw that multiple times. Yes, he admitted he needed to work on his play, but he quickly added his teammates to the answer– like, hey, it’s not all me.

  127. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    God hates me, the Vikings and the Red Sox.

  128. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Probably in that order.

  129. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I know this is a football blog, but if any of you watched baseball tonight, you saw one of the most bizarre nights of baseball EVER.

  130. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    No Red Sox, Vikings in disarray and I can’t get into hockey.

  131. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    At least Sonja hasn’t bitten me………yet.

  132. By Justin F on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, that’s is probably true. The problem isn’t all McNabb.

  133. By Parody on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Justin – Whether or not it is all McNabb is not the point. Your QB is your leader on the field. One quality that most of us look for in a good leader is someone who takes responsibility on himself. It’s easy to pass blame around, but that does nothing to make you any better. If you focus the blame on yourself, you are much more likely to find ways to improve. Saying “I’ll be better when the others get better” helps nobody.

  134. By Matthias on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    If you consider that I am from Germany and didn’t know anything about football you are right. But I watched the game via youtube and our offense should have scored more points. So it wasn’t only Anderson’s fault.
    I am 18 and therefor I will call it the old days.

  135. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Yes McNabb has that generation Y deserving personality about him. When backed into a corner he tries to joke his way out of it. STAKE HIM

  136. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    And T-Jack, can’t forget him……STAKE HIM !!!

  137. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Who’s ever responsible for Cris Carter not making the HOF needs a good staking too.

  138. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    STAKE THE HOF VOTERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  139. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    There has been quite a bit of activity on the blog concerning “staking”. Everyone seems to have their favorites, all with valid reasons. We are going to need about an acre of prime Minnesota timber.

  140. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I almost typed out “vlad” reasons.

  141. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s preserve the Minnesota timber and use the Wisconsin forests. And while we’re there…..
    STAKE THE CHEESEHEADS!!!

  142. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Stake Mike Vick for Sonja and JoJo

  143. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    BIG OL’ STAKE FOR VICK.

  144. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Isn’t all of Wisconsin swampland…….or what they like to call “low rent housing for P3cker fans”?

  145. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    He’d probably complain that he got staked with a bigger stake than any other QB.

  146. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    GOOD ONE VEGAS !

  147. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    At least he wouldn’t complain for long !

  148. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    And, even though he has nothing to do with football, stake Justin Bieber. He gives Canadians a bad name.

  149. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    No you have the swampland confused, when all the land in Wisconsin was sold to the polish it was presented as ocean front property. The took it hook, line and sinker.

  150. By Parody on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Better add Red McCombs to your Stake list. He never did anything good for our team.

  151. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I’d like to personally stake Cobie SmuOdets, that’s one caliente Canadian!

  152. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Parody chimes in with Red McCombs……..sounds good to me…..STAKE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!

  153. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I’d like to personally stake Cobie Smulders

  154. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I never heard of him, Vegas, but I’ll take your word for it.

  155. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I’d like to person ally STAKE Co bie Sm uld ers

  156. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Just googled her, definitely wood material.

  157. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I’m gonna stake my iPad in a minute

  158. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings? I’m testing I’m getting censored

  159. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Well, almost 3 here, I’m going to find out if the Red Sox monumental meltdown is going to let me get any sleep tonight…..You guys take care….

  160. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Goodnight all

  161. By Rocksalt on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    stdium plan meets vocal opposition:
    see article at

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/130749528.html

  162. By VikesNoLAOnlyMNponderALLDAY on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    WHAT ABOUT THIS KID? WE SHOULD HAVE STARTED HIM, NOT GOTTEN MCNABB AND PAID FOR A ROUGH SHOD YEAR, AND IF ALL HIT THE FAN, SCRAMBLED FOR ANDREW LUCK NEXT YEAR….SAVING CAP ROOM ETC. WATCH THIS AND ITS CLEAR HES OUR QB (PS – if you go to california you will envoke riots whether you suck or not lolol):

  163. By VikesNoLAOnlyMNponderALLDAY on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

  164. By cbednar74 on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    My prediction AD will have 30 carries for 300 yds & 3 TD’s & our defense will have another monster game with 7 sacks & last but not least & most important our 1st win!!!! You heard it here 1st!!!!!

  165. By Titus on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, Parody, you hit my thoughts exactly on the McNabb presser– not good leadership to add corollaries immediately after his own role each time he is asked about his play. Favre was the opposite in all his pressers last year– in fact, Favre said it all started and ended with him– he took full responsibility for the teams losses, knowing he is a pivotal position. McNabb seems to be afraid to admit his mistakes– that means he cannot correct them. Very concerning, because I do believe he has it in him to play very well— each first half so far, he has played at times at an elite level.

  166. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

  167. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

  168. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    The good old days is not 98.

  169. By Rocksalt on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    bench mcnabb

  170. By Mt_Viking on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    Jeff, thanks for posting that!

  171. By VA Vike Fan on Sep 30, 2011 | Reply

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  173. By John oconnor on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Jared Allen is a trailer park Rufus

  174. By John oconnor on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Jared Allen is a trailer park dufus

  175. By John oconnor on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Jared is bad

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