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Sullivan Returns To Practice; Kluwe, Winfield Do Not

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 6, 2011 – 3:00 pm

A key part of the Vikings offensive line returned to practice on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday. C John Sullivan, who is dealing with an ankle injury, was a limited participant on Thursday and appears to be making a push to play on Sunday.

P Chris Kluwe (right hamstring) and CB Antoine Winfield (neck) were not able to return, however, and only time will tell if either or both will be available on Sunday.

There was no change to the 4 other injured players on Thursday, as all remained limited participants (Husain Abdullah/pelvis; E.J. Henderson/knee; Charlie Johnson/elbow; Jamarca Sanford/knee).


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124 Responses to “Sullivan Returns To Practice; Kluwe, Winfield Do Not”

  1. By Exessen on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Well that sucks.. Looks like All Day gotta do the punting.

  2. By 13 Time World Champions on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Remember this: Awesome

  3. By Nicholas on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Punting is an important part of our game plan this year. What are we to do without Kluwe???

  4. By Viking Joe on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Looks like Longwell will do the punting, that stinks Winfield probably won’t play, he is the Vikings best all-around player in the secondary.

  5. By Mike B. on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I am not sure Longwell can punt. I think they have to bring in a punter if Kluwe can’t go.

  6. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Back up LT Patrick Brown could prove he is better than Johnson but that aint saying much. Is Cb Devon Torrance on the practice squad?

  7. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe Mistral Raymond can prove he should be the stating FS. Wow finally post went trew thought I got banned.

  8. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Sky is falling.

  9. By jdude on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    13 TC do we really need to bring that up.

  10. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    jdude– we do if we areainsecure about our successes– maybe they are not all legitimate wins.

  11. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    13 times? Seriously– maybe — oh wait, you meant the Favre interception. Well, I am referencing the bloggers username– 13 times.

  12. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    My bad– too much time at the desk today.

  13. By Animal26 on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Winfield isn’t playing. It’s already been reported.

  14. By Animal26 on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    seem a little slow on the uptake mike W.

  15. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings by 50.

  16. By VegasVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    If you want to go to packers.com to harass them don’t spell your words correctly, it’s a dead giveaway that you’re not a cheese D I C K

  17. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I have no desire to go anywhere near the cheeseheads–those uniforms are hideous.

  18. By Mike B. on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    It’s Thursday Night time to get fired up for the weekend Game. Gooo Vikings.

  19. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Tarkenton said it’s time to start Ponder.

  20. By jman on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    The vikings are going to have the number 1 overall draft pick hurray.Or waaaaaa whatever.

  21. By pack cheese on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Hi i`m pack cheese i`m a packers fan so i`m DUMB but vikings know that cause there not dumb.

  22. By VegasVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Yes Titus green and yellow don’t go together very well. It was a dig on the brat 13.

  23. By VegasVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    THEIR not dumb, learn how to spell and come back for more insults

  24. By jman on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Your right pack cheese you are dumb because you are a cheesehead and, vikings are NOT dumb cause there vikings.

  25. By Touchdown on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Yo did you guys here the news. Chad Hene Dolphins QB out for the season!!! Maybe we can trade Mcnabb to them for a 5/6/7 rounder?! But it looks like the’re going to get Sage Rosenfelts. Hope he does well in case we start to S u c k for Luck :O

  26. By pack cheese on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Doi de doi.

  27. By pack cheese on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I`m dumb

  28. By pack cheese on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    packers stink like rotten cheese.

  29. By jdude on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Who is this. Clearly this is some guy who really hate the packers. But I am just going to go along with it. Also start Ponder.

  30. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    **** UPDATE *********

    I HAVE FOUND OUR NEXT COACH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I watched a video with Brian Billick– now there is a mastermind– and he said the play with gerhart was not a bad call or play– it just didn’t work– guys, we are in some growing pains, but this team will start winning and maybe make the playoffs– by next year, we will definitely be a contender — unless we change our coaching staff– we need continuity to build success.

  32. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Titus so your saying the coach I found wont help?

  33. By VegasVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I’d feel a lot better about that if Brian Billick was our head coach. He would make the necessary player changes and game plan adjustments. We wouldn’t be 0-4 that’s for sure.

  34. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Don’t know– did not watch it. We need to give Frazier a chance– if this season followed 2009 and we were 0-4, then I would be calling for a new coach– but look at last year– Frazier won 3 of the 6 wins we had– and he was just an interim coach for the last third of the season. Give him a chance to turn the ship.

  35. By VegasVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Who’s your coach Shawn? It won’t load..

  36. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Probably right Vegas– I was calling for Billick last year when it was clear Chilly was being booed out of the state. If Chilly were here, we would be 2-2, just because of continued leadership– change at the head is usually tumultuous.

  37. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    hmm thats too bad it was a joke and Titus Im all for and have said every coach deserves 2 years

    year1- to see how bad or good the team is

    and

    year2- to see improvement

  38. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    year 1 better have improvement too– it’s just the manifestation of it is not always visible until year two.

  39. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I guess you kind of said that.

  40. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Have Burton start for Winfield. Cook has looked better but then again he is finally healthy so he may turn into a reliable starting corner. Griffin’s knees are shot which is too bad maybe he can move to saftey.

  41. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    It was only right to see or give Frazier a shot … we missed out on Dungy who btw has the same sideline demeanor as Frazier

    and we lost out on my favorite of the three tomlin … had to try frazier and he deserves a fair shot … as hard as it seems right now at 0-4 even for the always optimistic person that i am :)

  42. By VegasVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, Les and McNabb are buddies. I just read an article how they are both leaning on each other in these trying times. That’s not cool, meanwhile the rest of the team and the fan base is bleeding. I’d have a hard time firing (benching) a close friend too, but the time is coming. It’s an insult to everyone else if he doesn’t.

  43. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Vegas just keep in mind McNabb has a 1 year deal so ultimately Frazier is tied to Ponder … I am frusterated myself but winning cure everything and Frazier won some games last season in much more trying times with 1/2 the team injured and a WR playing QB

  44. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    You are correct sir, we need more dogs!

    Give the football to the referee after every play like Marcus Sherels, don’t try to be a cool cat like all the other dancers in the NFL. Have some class
    ACT LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE !!!

  45. By VegasVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Yes Tomlin should have been a keeper. Not a big fan of Cowher. Did you know the Steelers were originally called the Pirates? I did not know that.

  46. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I think we have some serious talent issues on this team and i only hope frazier will see berrian soon

    if we just upgrade 4-5 spots this team would be tough

    1- berrian
    2- Tyrell Johnson
    3- Asher Allen
    4- Charlie Johnson
    5- McNabb ( if the problems werent fixed with the above 4 )

  47. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Let the dogs out and win.

  48. By VegasVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I think we may see that WR play QB before the year is over. They may not want to risk their golden boy with the current 0 line.

  49. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Hey fred … good day to you sir

  50. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Vikes Fan Forever,

    I just watched the sports channels again for the 1st time in almost a month.

    DO NOT BELIEVE THE HYPE !

    They want you to watch the show. They are not going to talk about Offensive Linemen or even Defensive Linemen.

    Why??? Because we enjoy watching the wide receivers, quarterbacks, and running backs.

    We enjoy hearing about the ALL POWERFUL COACHES.

    Brett Favre said it well in 2009-2010 when he said, “I usually have
    a great statistical day when my team wins.”

    That is why FOOTBALL is one of the greatest team sports of all time.
    IT TAKES A TEAM ! ! !

    McNabb is not the greatest QB in the NFL.

    We hope him to be in the top 15. Seriously.

    The receivers are not getting open.
    The offensive line is not blocking well consistently.
    McNabb is not making the good throws when he does have time.

    The defensive backs are not covering people consistently
    which causes the defensive line to look bad at times.

    T o g e t h e r
    E v e r y o n e
    A c h i e v e s
    M o r e

  51. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I might even swap mcnabb for johnson on my list but … those are my top 5 weaknesses

  52. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    That is a serious concern, Vegas- we play Peppers and Urlacher soon– and Green Bay– do we want Ponder in there for his debut to get slaughtered? Put Ponder in this week– after the first half– no matter what. If we are way ahead, we tell McNabb to sit back and we want to give Ponder some playing time to close the win (saves face for McNabb and is an easier team for Ponder to play against).
    Likewise, worst case– if McNabb struggles in the second half, give the team a chance and play Ponder– also giving McNabb a wake up call — then put McNabb back in next week to start (saves face for McNabb again, but hopefully motivates him and shows the team, the team is first). That is how I would approach the Cardinals game-

  53. By VegasVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I say we STAKE all 5, it’s been identified by the team McNabb is playing poorly. O line or not

  54. By VegasVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I like your thinking Titus

  55. By VegasVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    PLUS!! Webb could be our best option playing the hated Pack

  56. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    I do think the Vikings have to put in another QB when behind, if only
    to shake things up.

    This has been done to death in the NFL.

    Perhaps Frazier has another plan.

    If we blame anyone it’s got to be the front office, and the people responsible for the draft picks the last few years.

    The Vikings are the candidates for the WORST DRAFT IN THE HISTORY IN THE NFL—2004. None of those guys did anything for the Vikings or any other NFL team. How many times has that happened??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  57. By VegasVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I know you didn’t say Webb but with his abilities out of the pocket it may be our best option to penetrate GB’s suspect secondary. I want more than anything to go 2-0 against them!

  58. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Vegas Vike,

    I see nothing wrong with playing Webb. Heck just run the ball, run the ball, run the ball……

  59. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks Vegas– after I wrote it, I thought it is pure genius — like Solomon. If I may gloat a little. And then if McNabb struggles the game after– the choice to change QBs is not as hard because McNabb had a wake-up call– but did not wake up.

  60. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Webb can throw the ball.

    But…who has time with 4 guys in your face.

  61. By VegasVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Haha, I guess it’s a better alternative than Nova’s STAKE. The Stake is certain.

  62. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Webb is a proven QB—– he has several games under his belt. I just think it would be nice to get Ponder in there for at least a half and this Sunday works best in the near term– let’s see the kid in action. Put McNabb back in at Chicago– replace him with Webb if it does not work. Teams will start to get overworked preparing for us– is it McNabb, Ponder, or Webb?

  63. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Titus I like your logic there ….

  64. By VegasVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Frederick- Webb has already demonstrated his ability to evade the rush

  65. By VegasVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Ok Titus bring it!!

  66. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    So easy to put Ponder in at the half with a big lead– give McNabb a pat on the back, thank him for the win. Build his confidence and grow the team’s confidence in you as a coach– the team is what matters– a win. If McNabb struggles second half, same deal– but now it is a wake up call, but tell McNabb he will start the next week, but that his longevity in a game is dependent on performance. That is what coach Titus would do.

  67. By TheRealDon on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    VegasVike….Ponder has done the same thing..

  68. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Frederick– what the??? Your post above? Did you not say we had a great front office in earlier blogs? Has the negativity poisoned your soul? I do agree though– offensive line is the heart and core of any offense.

  69. By VegasVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I like the QB she ll game that would be the ultimate half time adjustment.
    RealDon-True but not in a real game plus Webb does a great jig in the end zone

  70. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I do have some great news you may or may not be aware of …

    Three of those 5 guys I named wont be Vikings in 2012 as-suming there will be 2012 Vikings

    Berrian , Tyrell Johnson and McNabb will be replaced

  71. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Nova, Titus, Shawn, Mike B., DRS, and anyone else with an IQ above 100:

    I have been saying that the 2004 draft was the worst of all times. However I got my dates messed up. It’s the 2005 draft that is the W O R S T OF ALL TIMES:

    1. TROY WILLIAMSON WR
    2. ERASMUS JAMES DE
    3. MARCUS JOHNSON OL
    4. DUSTIN FOX DB
    5. CIATRIK FASON RB
    6. C.J. MOSLEY DT
    7. ADRIAN WARD CB

    OKAY THAT WAS THE WORST DRAFT OF ALL TIMES!

    The 2004 draft may have been the 2nd worst draft of all time.

  72. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    2004 draft (2nd worst draft of all time?)

    1. Kenechi Udeze de
    2. Dontarrious Thomas olb
    3. Darrion Scott de
    4. Nat Dorsey ot
    4. Mewelde Moore rb
    5. Rod Davis ilb
    6. Deandre Eiland s
    7. Jeff Dugan te

    Moore plays for the Steelers in a backup role. Dugan could possibly be back for the Vikings this year???

    I have no problem getting rid of the fat cats who selected these people.

    Why are we picking on the poor players? Get some new front office people.
    Why is everyone and his sister named Vice President of Picking His Nose?

  73. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    WOW … That was a baad draft , I forget but i think James and Williamson were both first rounders ?

    How pathetic is that?

    That was a Mike Tice draft ?

  74. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    I said the Vikings had a great front office under JIM FINKS in 1969!!!

    Look these guys are making over $100, 000 a year. They can afford a looong vacation!!!

    What’s more, they deserve one.

  75. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Mike Tice– great line coach. Bad head coach.

  76. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    We are going after the wrong guys. GET RID OF THE FAT CATS IN THE FRONT OFFICE. WE DO NOT WANT ANOTHER MILLEN LIKE THEY HAD IN DETROIT CITY.

    Actually I think we must of had a few in the recent past.

  77. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Tice was a good coach, Childress did well, Frazier is he next for the ax???

    The problem is the FRONT OFFICE (Especially those doing the draft).

  78. By Steve on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Well..it’s like this. Another lost season!!! Not a very good franchise folk’s.

  79. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Fred I dont think those were Spielman drafts …. We havent missed on a first rounder since we got spielman

  80. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    If I remember right Spielman and Chilly started the same year …. those 2 drafts were Mike Tice drafts if I remember right

    because Williams on was supposed to be Moss’s replacement …

  81. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    err williamson

  82. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I agree– Spielmann gets too much blame– he does a good job in my humble opinion. But where are our receivers and our O line? If those two areas were greatly improved, we would be in the hunt for sure.

  83. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    However we haven’t selected an effective offensive lineman in the early since when? Ron Yary, 1968???

    There was an article in the paper recently on how rarely the Vikings pick offensive linemen in the early rounds. Basically it does not happen.

    Vice President of Nose Picking…how many hold this position on the Vikings?

  84. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

  85. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    So what you are saying is that Childress was a great coach?

    Get rid of all the stinking Executive Vice Presidents!

    I mean if you want to complain and be negative…. put it where it matters!!!

  86. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Remind you of anyone?

  87. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Time for Berrian to go. I am convinced.

  88. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    uhh im actually pretty far from negativity … i gave that up 2 weeks ago when i cam to the conclusion this team is rebuilding

    and Im with you on OL

    WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT ME ? LOL

  89. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Ive just been clowning Berrian because no matter how much trash I talk he wont shut me up … if hed just man up and have a 6 catch 100yrd game , Id have to pick on someone else

    but I know he sux and so i can clown him

  90. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    You do have to wonder about B.Berrian. Is the front office demanding he be played?

    The head coach should be in charge of the draft. I don’t know if they ever have been in Minnesota. He also should be in control of free agency. Has that ever been the case in Minnesota?

    Does the coach everyone likes to glorify have that authority? Almost certainly YES. That is one reason he wins.

    Lombardi had it.
    Bill Parcells usually had it.
    etc.
    etc.
    Paul Brown
    etc.
    Gibbs, yes…

  91. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Chilly was an average coach … had some sort of power complex that prevented him from being great

    chilly may actually learn from his viking experiance and be great one day but i doubt it

  92. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    I am not yelling at you. What’s your opinion on the
    office of executive vice president of nosepicking?

  93. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Fred if I remember right Denny Green and Mike Tice both had that power to draft who they wanted

    Denny was horrible at picking defensive players and as you have shown tice was just horrible

  94. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    It’s like any business…more administrators are not the answer.

    What do those guys do all day, besides nosepicking I mean?

  95. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Fire those guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  96. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I have to admit Im concerned with the lack of something to have a front office / coaching staff that cant see weakness and or hold obvious weakness accountable

    its got to be tough for an owner to make those calls

    I will say if it was me I would demand the top 3 guys on my above list never touch the field again unless injuries occur

    and I would 100% go for OL in the first round of the 2012 draft

  97. By Webb on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Its funny how people think berrian has stretch armstrong hands and catch mcnabbs ugly over throws over the head. It’s mcnabb more than the receivers fault.

  98. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    let me rephrase slightly …

    I would go OL in first round if there was a worthy OLmen at my pick but and Im just using names to paint a picture …. if Gary Zimmerman got taken the pick before my pick and the next best OLmen was Charlie Johnson but Randy Moss was still on the board then I would take Randy Moss

    you know what im saying ?

  99. By Webb on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    You want to know the real root of the problem its the o-line, loadholt, charlie johnson are not holding up. Running backs can’t pass protect missing blocks getting stomped on. Qb is running for his dear life 90 percent of the time.

  100. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Webb … Yea right just like Favre ignored Berrian and Joe Webb ignored Berrian and Tjack ignored Berrian and now its McNabbs fault right?

    when do you wake up and realize Berrian sux … IMO Berrian is average as a 4th WR

    If he has a Moss type AND a Harvin type Berrian will make a few plays BUT HE IS NOT A STARTER FOR ANY OTHER TEAM IN THE LEAGUE !!!

  101. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Fred Jones … I was looking back at the blog and we have taken a few first round OLmen ….

    2002- 1st round- Big Mac … overall had 8-9 years of good play for us

    1995- 1st round- Korey Stringer … RIP you bad mofo

    1994- 1st round- Todd Steussie … was pretty good but not very smart

    1988- 1st round- Randall McDaniel … the reason I wore #64

    then it goes before my Viking time … We are overdue for a great OLmen / 9 years its been

  102. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    the last 20+ year timeline of the LT

    NFL- Charlie Johnson … uhh whatever
    00s- Big Mac … overall a solid guy
    90s- Todd Steussie … Solid
    80s-Gary Zimmerman … the best

    We have been spoiled for a long time … just like the WR we have been spoiled for a long time

    we are rebuilding this year … and need our next HoF OLmen

  103. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    sup Shawn ? Hows it goin bro ?

  104. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse
    Out of the corner of my eye
    I turned to look but it was gone
    I cannot put my finger on it now
    The child is grown the dream is gone

    I have become comfortably numb

  105. By Webb on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Berrian will be out after this year is done with so your wish will be granted.

  106. By rye on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings should cut Berrian. They have given him WAY too many chances already.

    They should then let Aromoshodu take the start, bring up Arceneaux from the practice squad and then sign some other wr for the practice squad.

    They should also start Ponder, but that will happen eventually anyway. Just wish they would have done it to give the fans some hope before the Vikings are 0-5 and 100% out.

  107. By Webb on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Hope they draft Alshon jeffery is a megatron calvin johnson mold if the vikes keep losing he will be a huge missing puzzle on offense since moss and rice left.

  108. By Rocksalt on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    ok lets not look back at Tice with rose glas ses…hE missed getting his draft pick in 2 years in a row……….he announced to ALL the RANDY RATIO!!!
    He was liked by players but was not a good head coach,S EX BOAT was on his watch.
    good info on the drafts, Fred

  109. By Rocksalt on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Twenty-eight NFL teams have drafted at least one offensive lineman in the first round since 2002. The Vikings aren’t one of them.

    In fact, in nine drafts since they picked Bryant McKinnie seventh overall, the Vikings have taken only three offensive linemen above the fifth round. All three were second-round picks. Only one — starting right tackle Phil Loadholt — is still with the team.

    One can’t argue against drafting defensive tackle Kevin Williams ninth overall in 2003, linebacker Chad Greenway 17th overall in 2006, running back Adrian Peterson seventh overall in 2007 or receiver Percy Harvin 22nd overall in 2009. Or trading the first-round pick in 2008 for defensive end Jared Allen.

    But teams typically do not put their offensive lines on the first-round back burner as long as the Vikings have. In fact, only the Chargers (2001), Giants (1999) and Titans (1993 as the Houston Oilers) have gone longer without selecting an offensive lineman in the first round.

    Mark Craig
    MPLS STAR TRIBUNE

  110. By Woodboat on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    To those that are backing Frazier….

    I’d like to point out that Frazier has and is publicly backing both McNabb and Berrian to such an extreme that it seems he feels its a ludicrous concept that either is playing poorly. How can a head coach worthy of the name not see what EVERYONE else does?

    I’m not saying he needs to go… but go he will within 3 years, tops. So sit back and watch the disaster unfold, gents.

  111. By Woodboat on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Oh, and BTW, as much as I think Berrian is a bust, I can’t hack on him for his play thusfar this season. McNabb hasn’t put the ball anywhere near him the vast majority of the times he’s targeted him. Hard to drop a ball you can’t reach…

  112. By hippster on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    , this team wants out of minn…………..

  113. By Bubby on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings will stay in MPLS

  114. By Bubby on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings should really start joe webb cause mcnabb cant get the job done

  115. By Frederick Jones on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    @Rocky via Mark Craig:

    I know you wrote this one earlier, but it’s worth repeating.

    28 NFL TEAMS HAVE DRAFTED AT LEAST ONE OFFENSIVE LINEMAN IN THE FIRST ROUND SINCE 2002. THE vikings ARE NOT ONE OF THEM.

    HOW MANY TEAMS ARE THERE IN THE NFL? 32

    DID THE OTHER 3 TEAMS GET LINEMEN VIA FREE AGENCY OR TRADES?

  116. By Frederick Jones on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    @Woodboat,

    Others have been calling for Spielman’s firing. I claim to not know who is responsible for recent drafts. Who is responsible for the 2004 and 2005 drafts?

    THOSE PEOPLE SHOULD BE FIRED ! (Unless they have done a few things worthwhile since.)

  117. By jdude on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Put Webb in get him some reps. Do anything to start him so he can get us a win. Then he’ll be ready for the bears since he has experience.

  118. By Viking Joe on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    @ Shawn, great Pink Floyd reference. You forgot the Vikings best ever LT Ron Yary 1970’s. Now let’s get a win!! SKOL VIKINGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  119. By peter on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    There has been a lot of good posts over the last 2 weeks. I Love almost all of you.

    Would like to add this:

    How do you expect a 75 year old man like Mcnabb to last more than the 1st two Quarters??

    Put Webb or Ponder in EVERY second half No matter what !!

    We need fast feet out there!

    Berrian either produces or is put @ the very end of the bench Forever!!!!

  120. By CALVIKING on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    IT IS SOUNDING LIKE THE CHARGERS WILL HAVE THE INSIDE TRACK FOR MOVING TO LA. VIKINGS HAVE NOT BEEN MENTIONED IN NEWS ABOUT LA GETTING A TEAM.

    AIR QUALITY IN LA REALLY SUCKS. THE SMOG REALLY GETS BAD SOME DAYS; I CAN’T IMAGINE HAVING TO PRACTICE AND PLAY IN SUCH POLUTED AIR.

    THE LA RAMS ALWAYS HAD A JINX ON THEM; THE HOLLYWOOD HEX!! IT HAS A STRANGE EFFECT. ALWAYS WIN THE DIVISION, 10 OR MORE WINS, BUT HAMMERED IN THE PLAYOFFS, AGAIN AND AGAIN. FANS HAD FITS.

  121. By CALVIKING on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    CARDINALS ARE THE TOUGHEST TEAM YET WE HAVE HAD TO PLAY. NOT SURE IF WE CAN BEAT THEM WITH THE WAY THE VIKINGS HAVE BEEN MISFIRING. DARNELL DOCKETT CAN TEAR THE OFFENSE TO PIECES IF HE IS HOT. WHO CAN COVER FITZGERALD?? HE WILL HAVE A BIG GAME AGAINST THE VIKINGS UNLESS OUR PASS RUSH TRAMPLES QB KEVIN KOLB.

    I THINK THE LIONS ARE TOUGHER THAN THE CARDINALS AT THIS POINT, SO CARDINALS ARE NOT THE TOUGHEST, BUT CLOSE TO IT. THEY SCORE POINTS IN THE 2ND HALF, AND DON’T DEFLATE. BASED ON OUR 4 LOSSES, I FEAR THAT FITZGERALD WILL GET OPEN IN THE 2ND HALF AND BEAT US WITH A PAIR OF TDS. BUT I HOPE THE VIKES CATCH FIRE AND GET IT DONE FINALLY.

  122. By CALVIKING on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    VIKINGS MUST FIND THE FUNDAMENTALS FOR VICTORY; OFFENSE, DON’T TURN THE BALL OVER; OVER 100 YARDS RUSHING FOR A.P., PASSING GAME MUST GEL, OFFENSE MUST SCORE TDS IN FIRST HALF AND SECOND HALF SO CARDINALS SCORES ARE OFFSET.
    DEFENSE MUST GET IN KOLBS FACE, 5-6 SACKS, GO FOR THE TAKEAWAYS, STRIP THE BALL; KOLB ISN’T THAT GOOD WHEN RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE;
    SPECIAL TEAMS MUST NOT TURN THE BALL OVER, GET SOME GOOD RETURNS; GO FOR A BLOCKED KICK OR PUNT; GRAB A FEW TAKEAWAYS TO TURN THE GAME IN OUR FAVOR. FIELD POSITION IMPORTANT; PIN THE CARDINAL OFFENSE DEEP IN THEIR OWN END. FUNDAMENTALS FOR VICTORY DON’T CHANGE; WE MUST COME TOGETHER NOW FOR VICTORY.

  123. By CALVIKING on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    CARDINALS WILL BE PLAYING ANGRY DUE TO THE REFS CALL THAT ROBBED THEM OF THEIR VICTORY IN THE 4TH QUARTER. THE VIKINGS HAVE TO PLAY ANGRY TO GET THIS WIN. OFFENSE, DEFENSE, AND SPECIAL TEAMS HAVE TO BE “ON A MISSION” TO NAIL DOWN A WIN.

    VIKING DEFENSE MUST PLAY AGGRESSIVELY TO GRAB TAKEAWAYS. JUST LAYING BACK DOESN’T GET THE JOB DONE. DEFENSE MUST ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK!! A CONTAIN DEFENSE DOESN’T GET MANY TAKEAWAYS. WE NEED TO START FORCING GAMES TO TURN IN OUR FAVOR BY FORCING TURNOVERS. THE CARDINALS DO TURN THE BALL OVER AT TIMES. VIKINGS MUST FIND WAYS TO WIN. LET’S DO IT VIKINGS!! GET IT DONE GUYS!!

  124. By drew on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    We have tons of injuries, and not to candy-coated it, our corners and safeties suck! But let finaish this year, give McNabb abd frazier another year, drafts corners and offensive linemen, and next year we would be better.

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