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Vikings, Loeffler Agree To Contract Extension

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 7, 2011 – 11:48 am

The Vikings have agreed to terms on a contract extension with long snapper Cullen Loeffler. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“I’m excited to be here with the Minnesota Vikings,” Loeffler said. “I love this organization and I’m really glad to be a Viking. I expect good things in the future.”

Loeffler is in his 8th season with the Vikings and has handled all the special teams snapping duties since joining the club as a rookie free agent in 2004. Loeffler has responded in big situations, snapping on 5 of the 6 longest FGs in team history and 4 of the 6 longest game-winning FGs, including a career-long 55-yard game winner at Chicago in 2007 by Ryan Longwell. Loeffler has helped punter Chris Kluwe re-write the Vikings record book for game, season and career punting for average, long punts and punts landed inside the 20.

Loeffler is only the second Vikings long snapper to appear in 100+ games. Mike Morris holds the record with 144 games while Loeffler has appeared in 116 games during his career.


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297 Responses to “Vikings, Loeffler Agree To Contract Extension”

  1. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Seems like a waste of a roster spot

  2. By VA Vike Fan on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Not a waste in my eyes seeing as we look to be PUNTING a lot this season

  3. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    You know that you aren’t having a good year when your long snapper ends up as team MVP.

  4. By Titus on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Great article, I am more enlightened and ready for the game.

  5. By Titus on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Nova, have you noticed when the blogs get controversial or critical of the articles on her, a new blog pops up? Sometimes two or three of them? Or am I imagining it? Seems it is done to gain distance from the critiques.

  6. By Titus on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    on here– sorry.

  7. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, I was just thinking the same thing !

  8. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    But each new blog just gives the critics more ammo.

  9. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, I need an intelligent opinion…..next year, should I get Sunday Ticket again, because it seems so much easier to just sit down every Sunday and light $30 on fire.

  10. By Titus on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Nova, next year we should be back on top. If I paid $30 to watch these games on TV every week, though I would not be happy. I am mad enough at the time wasted when I see the collapse. Time is more valuable than money and time can equate to money if you use it wisely– so you get a double hit– you pay to waste your time.

  11. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Exactly.

  12. By Titus on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    I am almost scared of Mike’s headlines if we do win this week-end.
    “Vikings turn the corner in decisive domination over Cards: Superbowl quest has begun!”

  13. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Or if we lose……” Viking’s Cheerleaders premiere new dance routine” !!!

  14. By Titus on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    We lose……………… ” Fall colors outside dome at peak.”

  15. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. By Parody on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    So great to make sure that Loeffler has re-signed with the team! He has been an intragal part to our success every year! Without a player as great as him, there’s no chance that Longwell could kick the ball so accurately!

    Honestly…I know he’s techniacally a starter, but does that mean that it’s really worth the effort of writing an entire blog article about it? I would be surprised if one person complained in the event that a long snapper was allowed to hit free agency, outside of those within his own personal network.

  17. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    ” Lots of Autumn Left To See” !!!

  18. By Parody on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    We lose…..”Ragnar Unveiled His New Bike Inside the Dome!”

  19. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    “Long Snapper’s Personal Network” would be a GREAT name for a rock band !!!!

  20. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Since everyone wants how about for this years draft: 1st round LT Matt Kalil USC or WR Alshon Jeffery U of South Carolina, 2nd round LT Andrew Datko FSU or WR Mohammed Sanu Rutgers, 3rd round CB Coryell Judie Texas A&M or S Eddie Whitley VT. Any of these player would help this team get back to its winning ways.

  21. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Meant since everyone seems to have given up on the team how about talking about the draft. Sorry for the incomplete thought. So how about it better than talking about a long snapper atleast right.

  22. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Dallas has an interesting long snapper……they use him on every down!

  23. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Romo is going to get whiplash from watching snaps zip by his ears.

  24. By Tfunk2 on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    rookie free agent…case and point…

    studwell needs to go….
    speilman needs to go…
    frazier…go
    mcnabb…go

    vikes cant get over the fact they let tomlin walk…to superbowl…
    we aint there…we aint close…clean house and start the most nfl ready qb in the draft already…or would that be Luck…hmmmm

  25. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-vikingsstadium

    The vote likely wouldn’t occur until November 2012. Stadium supporters say that delay—and the likelihood that tax-averse voters would defeat the tax—would together deal the proposal a fatal blow. The Vikings’ Metrodome lease runs out at the end of the current season, and repeated statements by team officials that that nearly 30-year-old venue is no longer sufficiently profitable have raised fears that team could be wooed to relocate to Los Angeles, currently in aggressive pursuit of a new NFL franchise

  26. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    OK its ridiculous … when we have a guy like Scott Studwell that wants a championship in MN so bad he is still working to bring a championshpit to this team …. long after his playing days he hasnt given up the fight to get us a chapionship and has his hands in getting Peterson ( who everyone said had injury issues coming out ) … got us Greenway , Ced Griffen, Harvin, Robison, Rudolph, Loadhoalt ( still a starter ) , J Sanford ( starter ) Sullivan, Sidney Rice, and Ray Edwards ….

    I only wish we had more players as dedicated as Scott Studwell

  27. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    I hate when dumb people talk stupidity with no reality or foundation …

    Scott Studwell is a Viking great and is still doing everything he can to bring us a championship

    If you cant say something Intelligent at least occassionally just STFU

  28. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    What MN Vikings in 2012?

  29. By Parody on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    To be fair Shawn, I think today is the first we’ve heard of Tfunk2, so he has been able to STFU for at least a few weeks…but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t hurt to try to dislodge his head from his rectum…

  30. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    If everybody in this organization had Studwell’s attitude we would have at least 3 Super Bowls.

  31. By Parody on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    wow, I didn’t think that the site would allow me to use rectum! It’s so hard defining what qualifies as “unacceptible language” in this site…

  32. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Its would be impossible for me to argue our coaches are doing a good job seeings how no player under this staff will be held accountable for not doing their jobs … thats a real issue to bring up

    Call out players call out coaches but to call out a Viking great doing everything he can long after his days on the field are over is rediculous

    We will never know who Scott Studwell would have drafted all we know is he is finding good players … a lot of guys have started games for us maybe Studwell like a differant corner morre than Asher Allen but since Frazier was DC and Chilly was coach they got the final say … Asher Allen is a scrub but at 23 years old has several starts in the NFL … 23 YEARS OLD !!!!

    Scott Studwell is doing a great job !!!

  33. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    http://hometownsource.com/2011/09/20/vikings-deserve-same-stadium-deal-as-twins/

    All of a sudden there is a call for a voter referendum in Ramsey County, which has received the surprise backing of two leading Republican leaders — Rep. Kurt Zellers, the Speaker of the House, and Sen. Amy Koch, the Senate majority leader. If a referendum were scheduled, people will vote against a tax increase and the deal will fall apart.
    Wilf is on solid ground when he asks that the Viking Stadium sales tax proposal be treated the same as the Target Field tax sales tax when there was no referendum written in the bill for the Twins.
    Make no mistake about it; should the Vikings not get a stadium, they will leave the state. They’ve made it clear that they do not intend to play another season in the Metrodome if a stadium deal is not reached soon

  34. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    I am worried about the Vikings staying in MN.

  35. By Tfunk2 on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Its hard to miss in the first round unless your drafting Dimetrius Underwood…must have hit a nerve again…for all the players you named there are 20 who are gone and mabye its the same all around the league…maybe its not his fault but seems to me the patriots always have 20 picks to play with…

    Peterson, Greenway, Harvin first round

    griff – great pick second

    robinson – coming around

    loadhoalt – line coach today said he is inconsistent…

    ray edwards – so good they let him walk…

    man, doesnt anyone remember the joey browner days…now he was a safety…maybe its our scheme but abdullah / sanford dont put fear in you…winfield for sure

    I’m new here, I gave them a chance, I’m a lifelong vikes fan but something has to change…but on ziggy time which is always later than it needs to be…

  36. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Do we have good coaches, who knows: It is starting to look like to me we have once more gone with a coach who should have stayed where he was before we got him or advanced him? why do we not go with a proven coach when one is available?

  37. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    They won’t leave.

    http://minnesotasportsguy.com/2011/08/24/why-the-vikings-wont-leave-minnesota/

    I’ve read these identical reasons in dozens of articles and if you think logically than you will see that it’s clear the Vikings are going nowhere. There are just a lot of scare tactics to get the stadium pushed through. If the boring Twins can get a stadium the Vikes will too.

  38. By Tfunk2 on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    what we had with Brett Farve his first year is as good as it gets…we beat New Orleans we would have won the superbowl…we are light years away from being that good now…every team knows stack the box and make us throw…we got no qb anyone respects…time to make the change…

  39. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Twoodsnvikes, if they do not get a stadium where are they going to play in MN, at The Gophers stadium, Maybe In Duluth. Maybe they can play in the Twins stadium.

  40. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Are they banned forever from the metrodome after this year? Do you really buy them saying they won’t play there again?

  41. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Twoodsnvikes,yes I do and so should you. They are losing money there and have to be subsisted by the other teams to make a go of it. Do you not read the new?

  42. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    A losing season is not helping the cause as well.

  43. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Twoodsnvikes, are you one of them let us wait and seers? You know they will get you every time.

  44. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Studwell doesnt make picks … he offers scouting reports of college players

    42 total draft picks under Spielman … with Studwell as director of scouting

    20 have started games for us …. with Studwell as director of scouting

    ______________________________________________________________

    2006 Draft …. 5 of 6 drafted started games for us … Greenway, Ced Griffen, Ryan Cook, Tjack, Ray Edwards

    7th rounder Greg Blue … the only nothing

    ______________________________________________________________

    2007 Draft … 3 of 8 drafted have started … Peterson , Rice, Robison

    Tyler Thigpen started a few games on other teams

    Marcus McCauley cant remember if he started

    ______________________________________________________________

    2008 Draft … 3 of 5 drafted have started … TJohnson , Sullivan and Guion

    JD Booty and Jaymar Johnson the other 2

    ______________________________________________________________

    2009 Draft … 5 of 5 have started … Harvin, Loadholt , Asher Allen, Jasper Brinkley, and Jamarca Sanford

    _____________________________________________________________

    2010 Draft … 5 of 8 have started … Chris Cook, Gerhart, Everson Griffen, Chris DeGeare, and Joe Webb

    ______________________________________________________________

    2011 Draft …. Ponder , Rudolph, and other names

    ______________________________________________________________

    Scott Studwell is doing a great job !!!!!!!!

    2007 Draft

  45. By Parody on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    I’m a little bit apprehensive to trust the claims of your article Twoodsnvikes. At one point it makes the following claim:
    “The Metrodome grossed just over $40 million a game last season, $30 million less than the average of their NFC North opponents, all of whom are relatively small-revenue teams

    Detroit is in a bit of trouble right now, but it’s still Motor City, making it tough to argue as a small revenue team. Chicago is somewhere in the top-5 of biggest cities in the country, making it the toughest sell of a small revenue team. I would agree that Green Bay is a small revenue team, IF they didn’t have such a long history of success. The success factor makes them more apt to gather paying fans from all around the country and increase their revenue stream.

    The second reason argues Jacksonville as a better candidate to move to LA than the Vikings, but doesn’t attest to the age of their stadium. It had a major rennovation in preparation for Super Bowl XXXIX in 1995, arguably giving them another decade of lattitude over the Vikings.

    Minnesota legislator who’s in their right mind will get a special session called pronto

    This statement kills itself. It’s far too clear that there are DOZENS of state legislators who are completely out of their mind.

  46. By Parody on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Further, Minnesota has already lost two professional teams to relocation. What is it about the Vikings that makes us think this can’t happen to them?

  47. By Parody on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, did McCaully get his head bashed in that bad? I know it would take quite a clunk for me to forget whether I ever started an NFL game…

  48. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Due to Scott Studwell’s great work 9 players drafted in the 4th round or later have started games and / or are still starters in the NFL

    Due to Scott Studwell being a Champion he has personally had a hand in finding 9 starters that were drafted in the 4th round or later

    SCOTT STUDWELL IS ONE OF THE ALL TIME VIKINGS ON AND OFF THE FIELD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Why is it so hard for the people in Minnesota to realize sometimes it is a good thing to help an organization with financial aid to help in getting jobs and a community revitalized instead of letting the community die like the fools in my home town of Bellingham MN did.

  50. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    LOL Parody …. nice catch :)

  51. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    This is football, not basketball or hockey. Once again, think logically and you’ll figure it out. There are teams that are much closer to relocating than the Vikes and with only one real prime location ready to take on another team right now it’s not going to be the Vikes.

  52. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    GOOD 1 PARODY !!!!

  53. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    SCOTT STUDWELL is one of the greatest Vikings, so why pick on him.

  54. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Twoodsnvikes, you are one of the rainbow, Lollypops, unicorn, everything will be ok people, are you not?

  55. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Well I sure hope you are correct, and we will see the Viking playing in the dome for the next 30 years.

  56. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    DRS … its a scary thought. Whats really scary? is Bernard Berrian starts for us …

  57. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Put a little make up on the dome and all will be fine, The Minnesota way.

  58. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, 100% with you my man.

  59. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    He sure won’t frighten the Cardinals.

  60. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    How is every one with our H-E-A-D coaches’ players’ friends and how hard they are working for us fans, Is it worth the $$$$$$ you spend at that dome? LOL

  61. By Justin F on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Trust me guys. The people that will vote against the stadium bill are going to be those that

    A. Don’t watch the Vikings
    B. Don’t care about the Vikings
    C. Don’t even want to have a tiny .5 cent tax increase.

    Seriously, the people need to wake up and realize that a professional football team helps out the entire metro area. Lose the Vikings and you will suffer the consequences (lower revenue being brought in)

  62. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Nope I’m the opposite it’s just the truth. I thought that they would be for sure moving too and perhaps it was even the plan to make us this bad so we would for sure move, but reading more and more it’s clear they aren’t leaving. So that’s that. They still suck, but aren’t leaving.

  63. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Even I would not be frighten of him, and I am 49.

  64. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Agreed, I don’t see how a Twins stadium gets pushed through but the Vikes doesn’t. Maybe AD needs to start doing head and shoulders commercials.

  65. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Twoodsnvikes, I sure hope you are correct.

  66. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Justin F, I am in full agreement my man!

  67. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    this is frusterating sometimes just wrote 2 posts that didnt go through

  68. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    anyway only 7-9 players from Spielman / Studwell drafts not in the league anymore … i broke it down 2x but of course some hidden naughty word prevented the post

  69. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Until then have a great day.

  70. By Titus on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Chicago is small revenue? It’s the third largest metro at nearly 10 million people– but if you look at soldier field, oddly it is a pretty small stadium — seating is only about 61,000 — pretty weird for such a large city. Detroit is a large city too– but economically, it has been in dire straits for decades.

  71. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    It is speech censorship is what it is my man. Have a good one everyone.

  72. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Back to the topic of this blog: “Vikings, Loeffler Agree To Contract Extension”;…..Is this (a)…. A good, long-term move for the Vikings, (b) ….A case where the money could have been put to better use, or (c)…..Who gives a rat’s as$ ?

  73. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    NovaScotiaVike, (d) really, this is all you can come up with for a topic.

  74. By Parody on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    C, definitely C. It’s nothing more than a very weak attempt to create happy feelings for a fanbase that hasn’t seen a win since December.

  75. By DRS on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    See ya.

  76. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    It’s made me so happy, I’m going to go out and buy a case of beer.

  77. By Tfunk2 on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    sean don’t get all bunched up… we have no secondary I’m glad winfield hur we can see how awful we are this weekend….

  78. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Do centers not learn how to snap the ball another 10 yards?

  79. By Parody on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Twoods – I think it’s mostly about practice. Usually the primary center is practicing with the first string offense, so he wouldn’t be working with the kickers very often during practice. Since the kickers play such a very focused part of the game, they don’t spend much time practicing with the entire team. If they have a snapper who’s dedicated to them, then the three players can work together throughout practice to work on skill and timing.

    Personally though, I don’t feel it is a good enough reason to dedicate a roster spot for it. The primary center needs to be able to snap it 5-yards for shotgun formations anyways, so it shouldn’t be much of a stretch to send it an extra 2-5 yards further for the kicking team. Then you can also keep consistency with the leader of the offensive line, who more often than not is the center.

  80. By Titus on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Nova, I circled (c).

  81. By Titus on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    We are about 47.5 hours from the conclusion of the game– will we see a win, or the same old, same old?

  82. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, go to the head of the class !

  83. By Mike B. on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    @DRS Appreciate your stadium updates, but I don’t think you will see a move by the Wilfs after the season to get the Vikings out of MN. I think that is just panic mode decision making. First of all the Wilfs enjoy owning this team.and they would have to sell the team to move it to LA. I don’t see this happening. I feel the Wilfs will give MN a year maybe two to get a stadium deal done. They will do one year leases with the Metrodome until it’s a loss cause and then move on. It is possible that another owner from MN would buy the team and keep it here. Does the stadium deal need to get done yes . Is it in crisis mode no. Take care.

  84. By Mike B. on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    One think for sure will not work is to put people in a corner and say this needs to be done now or else. Especially in this area. Your answer will be you can get it done elsewhere hey go for it.

  85. By Titus on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    DRS is more worried than the locals. Take it easy, DRS. Enjoy the weather down there and relax.

  86. By Mike B. on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    oops thing

  87. By Mike B. on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    I put us down for a win in my picks this week. USA today is 5-3 for the Vikings this weekend. Goo Vikings.

  88. By VegasVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    We’ll win this one, 26-21, score at half time will be 20-7. McNabb will play the whole game and we’ll eek this one out! This is a prediction not a guaranty Titus!

  89. By Mike B. on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Whole Article over the long snapper getting resigned. Usually that gets like 2 sentences.

  90. By Titus on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Vikes will dominate by three tds.

  91. By Titus on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder will play in the fourth quarter.

  92. By TheRealDon on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Q: What has Marcus Sherels shown since the preseason and why is Asher Allen ahead of him at this point?

    A: Marcus has done a good job, as you guys have seen, both as a defensive back in pre-season and also as a specialist during this regular season. He’s done a very good job as a punt returner and we were hoping that’d be the case. That was a void we had on our team. But the way he practices, he practices extremely hard, he prepares very well, he’s done a good job.

    But Asher’s experience probably puts him a little ahead
    , but we have high hopes for Marcus.

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

    @TheRealDon,

    “The greatest predjudice in sports is not skin color, it’s size.”
    Calvin Murphy, long-time NBA star and 5’9″

    Size is working against Marcus Sherels. In those blowout games, it’s hard to see a reasonable excuse not to use him in the defensive backfield.

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

    @Shawn,

    Starting a few games does not make it a good draft. A lot of the people you mentioned did not PERFORM well.

    You cannot evaluate a draft until 3 years have p a s s e d.

    Therefore 2010, 2009, and 2008 drafts cannot be evaluated very well.

    We have NO OFFENSIVE LINE and the stud was involved in that fiasco.

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

    @Shawn,

    Are there teams in the NFL with good ten year veterans? Perhaps Steve Hutchinson is a ten year vet. He is a good one, but not a product of our draft.

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

    In evaluating our Executive VP’s of Nose-Picking, we also must consider what we have done in free-agency.

    The answer for the Offensive Line…NOT MUCH since 2002.

    The same is true of the porous defensive halfback positions.

    FIRE THE VPs
    FIRE THE VPs :) :)

  97. By Dirty Nasty Legs on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    we will be up 20-7 at half time then Fitz catches 2 TD and we lose 21-20

  98. By Dirty Nasty Legs on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Then on Monday, Frazier will sit down with Mcnabb and have a chat (probably with a couple of brews) and Mcnabb will play against Chicago and we will lose again.

  99. By paul on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Not a good sign when the problems of the 2010 season rear there ugly head again in 2011

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

    @Shawn,

    Just because Scott Studwell is a beast, that does not mean that he has done a
    good job as Executive Scout of College Talent & Nose Picking.

    How can you say he hasn’t had input in the draft since he’s been with the Vikings?

    Spielman? My football knowledge is well short of his, however my MOM could have picked Adrian Peterson #7 in the draft. And she does not watch football!

    Laugh Out Loud man…Do you want the Vikings to be like the Lions were in
    the early 2000s??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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

    GM,

    Has Berrian been covered by 2 or 3 guys?

    First, remember that they do not really truly double cover guys in the NFL.

    Second, I have watch a lot of the games, and I never saw 2 guys on him until the ball was thrown. ALL defensive halfbacks converge on where the ball is being thrown. Is it possible that is what you are seeing.

    Sorry, I’m an old guy. lol

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

    Mike Wobschall,

    FIRE THE ENTIRE FRONT OFFICE ! ! !

  103. By Dirty Nasty Legs on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe we should try Berrian as a Corner. At least he can knock the ball down.

  104. By Titus on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Fred Jones– life is good, whether the team wins or not.

  105. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    ( McNabb Presser On Monday)…….”.Uh yeah,uh you guys got any, uh, questions”?….(1st reporter)…..”.Donovan, how do you explain the 5 picks and 12 overthrows”?……(Mcnabb)……”.Uh, yeah, uh, that’s something we’re working on, uh, I’m not going to pull out my hair over it”……(2nd reporter)…..” But you guys lost 64-6 and only had 2 first downs”!….. (McNabb)….. ” Uh yeah, I like the way we, uh, are doing some, uh things”……(Wobschall)…..”Wasn’t the cheerleader’s new dance routine great, Donovan”?……(McNabb)….” Uh yeah, everyone’s working hard over there”.

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

    @TITUS,

    The Vikings will be good when they straighten out their front office.

    We are not in position to see who has the responsibility for each pick.
    However the WILFS KNOW.

    FIRE THOSE GUYS ! ! !

  107. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Fred … lol i broke it down for you, if your not going to look at the black and white facts, it will be hard to comunicate.

    2004 and 2005 were Mike Tice drafts … we got nothing from those drafts as you have posted … so why are you saying fire spielman and studwell for a mike tice problem? Thats insane they have nothing to do with each other.

    If Mike Tice had got just 1 guy from each of those 2 drafts JUST ONE they would be in their prime right now and the Vikings would be 2 starters better

    BUT MIKE TICE BLEW IT … How can you say fire someone who wasnt even in the building ?

  108. By Titus on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Nova, it’s more like:

    Donovan, “Well, it can be solved, if there were no solutions, well, then I would say we are in trouble, but everyone knows we can correct what is wrong.”

    Reporter (Not Mike W.) ” But Donovan, this is week 6, if you know there are solutions, why are you not changing what needs to be fixed?”

    Donovan, ” I am confident we can solve this.”

  109. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    It’s not quite as much fun as with Chilly last year Titus, but if this keeps up, it could become hilarious.

  110. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    2ndly Fred … now your saying only 2006 and 2007 can be used to judge Spielman and Studwell

    WHICH REALLY MAKES MY POINT EVEN MORE VALID !!!!

    In those two seasons we had 14 TOTAL DRAFT PICKS …. here is what we got

    1- Greenway … you saying this was a bad pick Fred?
    2- Sidney Rice …. ? when Healthy he is one of the best in the league ?
    3- Ced Griffen … ? pre injury was a very solid starter ?
    4- Adrian Peterson … bad pick Fred?
    5- TJack …. I thought you loved him? hes still starting in the NFL
    6- Ray Edwards … hes still starting in the NFL
    7- Brian Robison …. looking pretty good ?
    8- Ryan Cook … started more than a couple of games and will be a long time NFL back up

    So 8 out of 14 solid picks … Fred seriously what are you saying?

    Fire Studwell? Come on man … its a little coo coo

    BTW Fred Scott Studwell does not make the draft picks … he only offer the scouting reports

    Its PURE INSANITY TO SUGGEST FIRE STUDWELL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  111. By Dirty Nasty Legs on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Bring Studwell back as a player

  112. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Cant believe I have to defend Scott Studwell LOL I understand Moss haters even though I disagree but … Scott Studwell , really?

  113. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    DNL….I like your idea…..then “promote” Berrian to Senior scout……..Antarctica.

  114. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Nova … Might be a talented Penguin with better hands err flippers

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

    @Shawn,

    We will just have to agree to disagree.

    We have different beliefs about what happens in that drafting room.

    We have different beliefs about a lot of things.

    There is nothing wrong with that.

    Peace

  116. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Probably a few Penguins running a 4.57 x 40 ?

  117. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    LOL Fred … fire Studwell ? really?

  118. By gubber on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Greenway … very good pick
    Sidney Rice ,,, in Seattle
    Ced Griffin … continually injured
    Adrian Peterson … duh
    TJack … losing in Seattle …have no other QB
    Ray Edwards … playing elsewhere
    Brian Robison … playing well … way to early to judge
    Ryan Cook … mondo mediocre

    What makes Scott Studwell or anyone else in management untouchable ???

  119. By David P on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    It would be nice to see a blog addressing some of ther main issues with this team. I think a good one would be:
    1. How the coaches continue to not use the talent on this team?

    2. Why is BB starting when he is never involved in the game?

    3. Why does the vikings’ OC continue to run the ball where there are 9 defenders in the box?

    3. When will the vikings start drafting for need instead of the best player?

    This list could go on and on, but Mike W. has to make the blogs the gam changers, like this one? Who cares a player got a contract extension? Who cares if the roster is changed? (The only time I would when it starts out BB has ben released? Mike W. get real and get rid of the spin.

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

    Shawn,

    I have never been a Studwell hater. If you go back to some of my recent posts I have said that repeatedly.

    Not all HOF players make good coaches, scouts, VPs.

    (Studwell is not a HOF yet, I’m just saying.)

    I don’t want to argue with you about the Front Office anymore because we are just going around in circles. I do not know everything.

  121. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Fred … should the next get get 100% hall of famers in a 2 year stretch ?

  122. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    next guy get

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

    @David P,

    Someone did say that they feel A.D. can break one even against 8 in the box.

  124. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    David P,…..You have a better chance of seeing Miami and the Rams in the Super Bowl.

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

    @Shawn,

    That would be nice!

  126. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    I think a 57% success rate is pretty good … especially when Studwell isnt even the guy making the picks

    What was Mike Tices % of successfull draft picks?

  127. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Fred … I only pretend to know everything but I think the Scott Studwell critism is unfounded

    ESPECIALLY WHEN HE DIDNT MAKE THE PICKS !!!

    The final pick comes down to the HC and Spielman and the head coach get suggestions from his as-sistants ….

    Spielman gets suggestions from Studwell and then HC and Spielman come to a conclusion

  128. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    MikeWobschall … could help us in this argument with a real story like how it works in the draft war room

    If he would do that Im sure you would see Im right … :)

  129. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn….”real story”? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  130. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    I knew youd like that Nova :)

  131. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    PRICELESS !

  132. By Shawn on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred .. I agree 100% HoFers over 2 years would be so kick a**

  133. By Titus on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Bottom line is we are just spectators and everything of importance is done behind closed doors.

  134. By VegasVike on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    And it does not change our lives one bit

  135. By Titus on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Nope, we watch others make millions.

  136. By Parody on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Vegas – That could only be true if we didn’t dedicate so much of our lives to this form of entertainment. It doesn’t have to affect our lives, but we allow it to.

  137. By Puckertrucker on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Why oh Why do fans put up with the bad play of Donovan McNabb and the team coaches don’t want to put in either J. WEBB or C. Ponder Lets boycott a home game and watch from home everyone

  138. By Parody on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Think that one over for a minute Pucker. A successful boycott ends up in the game not being sold out. No sell out means the local TV stations lose the right to broadcast the game. So your solution leads to you watching a DIFFERENT game from home.

    It seems to me that a better idea would be to go to the game and start chanting for Ponder to come take over. This will do two things: allow you to see the game, AND present a much clearer message of your intent.

  139. By glennisi on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Is there a chant for “hey berrian, u suck and we wish you were a baseball player instead so that we would have a choice of any other player in the nfl to play WR.
    P.S. U suck”…I’ve been chanting it for weeks…I have memorized it after yelling at my tv…it takes about 35 tries to get it

  140. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    lol good stuff glennisi

  141. By Rocksalt on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    If lawmakers fail to broker a deal, it will not be the first time a team failed to win public concessions. Seattle turned its back on the N.B.A.’s SuperSonics, who left for Oklahoma City soon after. The Rams left California for St. Louis, which offered the team a new, domed stadium. The Colts left Baltimore for greener fields in Indianapolis. Baltimore turned around and lured the Browns to town.

    While Wilf said he was focused on getting a deal done in Minnesota, the Vikings would certainly attract interest from other cities. New and bigger stadiums are the currency that fuel sports teams, so, unsurprisingly, the Vikings, who play in an aging facility, are one of the least valuable franchises in the N.F.L. According to Forbes, the team is worth $796 million, 28th among 32 teams. The Vikings barely turned a profit last year, earning $3.7 million in operating income. The Vikings are the fourth most indebted franchise.

    Excerpt from
    MPLS STAR TRIBUNE

  142. By Rocksalt on Oct 8, 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

  143. By glennisi on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I live in L.A. And when I speak to ppl…even non-vikings fans, would love to see adrian peterson live…what I am saying is…VIKINGS FANS!!!…listen…u have a.p.,harvin,allen,williams…support ur team to stay…I would never let the vikings leave my city…as much as I would love to have them…they belong in minnesota! For life! Don’t let this team that is an
    O.G. Team…turn into one of these teams that has to be explained ,when speaking of their origin. What sucks even more right now is the fact that this team is laying an egg on a contract year…for the team…do what u got to do to keep them in their HOME..football is the only sure investment public officials can’t muck up.

  144. By Carl K on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    @shawn- I give you the gold star blogger award for standing up for Scott Studwell. I agree, Studwell has done a good job finding talent in late rounds and undrafted free agents.
    I think we have and will continue to get good value from these guys:
    Husain Abdullah, Erin Henderson, Jamarca Sanford, Brandon Fusco, Mistral Raymond, Ryan D’Imperio, Allen Reisner, Caleb King… just to list a few.
    I think Studwell has done a good job finding good talent.
    I like our scouting staff!

  145. By Madhatta on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    please give me a break…this team is not about winning…it’s about drawing a paycheck. who is responsible for considering adding a washed up qb to the roster? joe webb should have started from day number one. i said it then. mcnabb is a joker and overly optimistic. he is the wrong guy to have in the driver’s seat. why can’t the staff see that? stupidity?

  146. By guapo701 on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Wilf and five partners who bought the team are the biggest problem the vikings have. untill someone buys or they sell the vikes will be one of the worst teams in the league so if anybody has 500 million please save this team from these guys cause they are really ripping the people of minnesota
    off by singing coaches who cant coach like for example on the game last week i was looking at the playbook that the headcoach and o.coordinator
    hold and leslie frazier had a playbook that looked like a lunch menu and bill musgrave had 2 x 2 inch playbook that looked like an i.d then it cut to the headcoach for the Kansas City Chiefs an he was holding a playbook that was about 1 x 1 ft filled with plays front and back

  147. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Guapo– your logic proves nothing. Chiefs have a huge playbook? They also were completely dominated in two games, lost at San Diego, and nearly lost to us at their home stadium– they are 1-3 after winning their division last year at 10-6. I would not say they are the team to emulate. Vikes, on the other hand, while being 0-4, lost those four games by a combined total of less than 20 points, or an average of 5 points per game. Even the analysts often say what great play calling we have– it’s just McNabb has no conditioning (huffing out of breath all the time), our O line has issues, and we don’t have much of a receiving corps– but we are not as bad as our record shows– and the Chiefs are as bad as their record indicates. Vikes will blowout the Cards tomorrow by 30 points.

  148. By pack cheese on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I`m stupid he he he i`m stupid.

  149. By pack cheese on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Aaron rogers smells and, he steels crackers he he.

  150. By pack cheese on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I just took a doo doo in my pants he he.

  151. By jman on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Pack cheese is so dumb yet sometimes he`s wright.

  152. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    @Guapo,

    I liked your last post. Like most owners, the Wilfs know nothing about football and they are in executive front office positions.

    Why do so many bloggers want to protect the owners, and front office, yet they are so ready to rip the players who are putting their physical health on the line???

  153. By jman on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    sorry I spelled right wrong.

  154. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with Guapo to some extent on the owners– what do the Wilfs know about football? But the playbook logic was suspect. I don’t think you need a megaton sized playbook– you need players that can execute the playbook.

  155. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I am very much in tune with Detroit City Lion fans because many of my relatives are from Michigan. I have seen how they have suffered with records of 0-16, 2-14, and such during the last decade.

    They have had numerous coaching changes, to no avail.

    All of those years happened because of poor drafts, lousy trades, or other aquisitions of talent. (SEE MATT MILLENs wiki)

    The facts are undeniable in Minnesota, we have selected EIGHT OFFENSIVE LINEMEN FROM 2003 UP TILL THE PRESENT 2011 SEASON.

    Do you recognize these names?

    Nat Dorsey 2004
    Marcus Johnson 2005
    Ryan Cook 2006
    John Sullivan 2008
    Phil Loadholt 2009
    Chris DeGeare 2010
    Dr. Love 2011
    Count Monte Fusco 2011

    Eight linemen selected in NINE (9) YEARS. Not only that, but not one of them is a great talent.

    (THE FACT SOME HAVE STARTED GAMES IS NO PROOF OF A GOOD DRAFT, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOUR TEAM IS O-4) yEs 0-4 ! ! !

    Fire the Front Office Executives AND Owners. Do it now or be like Detroit City.

    NO lols. This is serious!!!!

  156. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    You are so right…the Vikings need players.

  157. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    @Madhatta,

    That is a voice I like to hear. The Vikings should have obtained talent and built around Joe Webb. Granted Joe Webb is inexperienced. I don’t care.

    If you have a well-rounded offense, almost any QB can be successful. Maybe not Super Bowl bound in one year’s time. That could have been in our future.

    I’m pretty sure RIGHT NOW that Joe Webb could have been at least 0-4, even if we failed get other talent necessary for a good team.

  158. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Who was responsible for obtaining Moss this last time?

    I never saw any evidence of how he was acquired.

  159. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    What happened in DETROIT CITY all of those bad years????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????/

    Who’s fault was it???

  160. By hippster on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    anybody out there got a good fishing report?

  161. By jdude on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    The owner got him.

  162. By Shukin on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I think I just sh!t my pants!

  163. By Shukin on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Anyone got any TP?

  164. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    7.62x54R, Mosin M91/30, good hunting this Sunday, What the answer is for the Vikings, who knows, I am so concerned fore the Vikings because I was born in western Minnesota and have been a Vikings fan from the early 60′s. I am very proud of the 4 Championships the Vikings won but very disappointed in the 4 SB losses. Is it not interesting how out of states fans care more about the Vikings and their new stadium then them in Minnesota. I will relax this Sunday and go out for some target practice and not watch the Vikings, Time to relax and fire off a few rounds. Have a great day

  165. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Fred … Seriously your not making sense again, I agree with you that our front office needs something done. See I agree. However IMO … again we both have them … but its not because of scouting and getting players

    Your argument is our front office is completely scre-wing up getting talent … the same way Matt Millen did ?

    Are you aware that Matt Millen Drafts had 1st round picks that only started a couple games and even first round picks that were out of the league in their second year …

    One might say a Matt Millen draft was eerily similar to a Mike Tice draft ….

    Spielman has not missed on a first rounder and has gotten 2 rookie of the years … and cant think of a second rounder he missed on

    So your comparison is unfounded non sense !!!

    Secondly when your drafting starters your doing a good job … you listed 8 OLmen above in your argument to fire Spielman

    2 of the 8 were not drafted by Spielman … so again your argument isnt making sense .

    Moving on … 4 of the 6 of the lineman you mentioned that Spielman actually drafted have started games.

    2 of the 6 you mentioned that Spielman drafted are rookies

    3 of the 6 you listed that Spielman drafted have started more than 16 games.

    2 of the 6 you mentioned that Spielman drafted are in their 3rd year as the starter

    So spielman has drafted 2 of our starting 5 OLmen ….

    I will agree that he has not drafted a 1st round OLmen but if you can tell me which 1st round pick he has drafted that you dont like … maybe your argument will start making sense … heres your choices

    2006 Greenway
    2007 Peterson
    2008 Jared Allen
    2009 Percy Harvin

    Now Im really curious Fred PLEASE TELL ME which Matt Millen pick resembles a Chris Spileman pick? and Which guy are you upset that we got?

    I want to listen Fred I just need to know where Chris Spielman pulled a Berrian and droped the ba-ll?

  166. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Like the look of the Swiss K-31 Schmidt Rubin, maybe I should get one. Go Vikings and overcome Mc-Loser, SKOL Vikings. Forever in freedom and liberties!!!

  167. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I have to agree with Shawn on this one. Spielman seems very competent.

  168. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Though the Steyr M1895 Carbine is good looking as well, got to go, so everyone have a great day, live free and die well.

  169. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Now I said I agree something need to be done in the front office … but my reason for a possible change is differant

    The problem I see in the front office is Coaches are not being held accountable for holding players accountable …

    Asher Allen for example a Spielman Draft pick is not doing a good job … so why is Asher Allen still getting opportunities

    Marcus Sherels a Spielman undrafted guy is making plays whenever he gets an opportunity … so why is Sherrels not getting his shot to play ahead of Asher Allen?

    Asher Allen is small just like you mentioned Sherels is small …. but where is the accountability? Asher Allen makes no positive plays and Marcus Sherels does so why is Allen still getting more playing time? This is the problem I have with the front office.

    Its not a scouting problem but an accountabilty problem …

    I could go on and on with examples of guys hurting our team that just need to be held accountable …

    Asher Allen
    Bernard Berrian
    Tyrell Johnson
    Donovan McNabb

    The problem I have with the front office / coaching staff is a lack of spine to sit people down when they hurt the team

  170. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Go Vikings, win, win, win, time to go out and relax, fire off a few shots, Have fun every one.

  171. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Off to the range, have a good day.

  172. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, 100% with you when you say “The problem I have with the front office / coaching staff is a lack of spine to sit people down when they hurt the team”

  173. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    DRS — where in New Mexico are you? I saw there is some good cycling down there — I want to go somewhere for a little while when it gets cold here –

  174. By Maryland boy troy on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Rick Speilman should be fired.His drafts have been less than adequate the past 4 years.Tyrell Johnson 2nd round pick hes a bust.p.Loadholt 2nd round pick so far vey average and up and down.The only execellent pick since 2008 is Harvin.Not one star player on defence in past 4 drafts.Speilman reaches on way to many picks.He drafts to many players who are projects.

  175. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Spielman does a good job.

  176. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    @Maryland boy troy … 2008 our first rounder got us Jared Allen … is he not good enough in your opinion?

    that was just 3 drafts ago ….

    NEXT

  177. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    98% of the problem is players not being held accountable I agree. They try to very passively address our outcry regarding this in their “off the cuff” segment when they say that just because Frazier is somewhat stoic doesn’t mean he isn’t talking to the players that need talking to… I just don’t see that, what is he saying to Berrian and Griffin etc… “Go get um next time champ”, 4 losses later? Bill Belichick would bench Tom Brady if he was performing the way in which Berrian is relative to his expectations/Salary. Let the best players play.

  178. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Al Davis died.

  179. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    Like I said we are just going around in circles.

  180. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    My posts are not directed exclusively towards you. So why are you repeating what I have said?

    Spielman, Studwell, the Wilfs. Drafting, trading, scouting, etc. are not run by one man.

  181. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Unless I post @Shawn then it’s not personal.

  182. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    **** FIRE THE FRONT OFFICE ! ! !

  183. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Will the real Fred Jones please blog up?

  184. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    ***BRING BACK DENNY GREEN AS THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE VIKINGS****

  185. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    @TITUS,

    THIS IS THE REAL FREDERICK JONES!!!

    I’m considering changing my blog name to

    *****FIRE THE FRONT OFFICE*****

  186. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Al Davis died this morning at age 82.

  187. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    @TITUS AND SHAWN,

    In the words of Billy Joel:

    You may be right, I may be crazy…
    but it just might be a lunatic you’re looking for…

  188. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Now I recognize your voice– it really is the real Frederick Jones.

  189. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Too bad about Al Davis……just as it looked like Oakland had turned it around.

  190. By Mike B. on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred are you crazy Dennis Green is the reason we don’t have a ring by now. I was very happy to see the Denny era come to an end. He didn’t know how to win a championship. Just didn’t have it in him.

  191. By Mike B. on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    @NovaScotiaVikes was that due to Al Davis or in spite of him. He need to sell that team a decade ago and ran it in the dirt for longer than that. Hate say anything ill of someone that just past but it’s the truth. He was a giant in his time but he lost touch of what the NFL has become.

  192. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Mike B……yeah, he’s been out of touch for a while. He went through head coaches like we change socks. Still, it’s too bad he won’t get to see the Raiders get back into being a top-tier franchise.

  193. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    When you think about it, football in the Bay Area has stunk for a long time.

  194. By Mike B. on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I still don’t see anyone having fear of the Raiders like back in their hey day. If you were playing the Raiders you knew you were going to have to battle to get a win. They just aren’t that type of team now.

  195. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Not yet, no. They had some epic battles with the Steelers back in the day, though.

  196. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Makes me feel old just remembering those days, Mike B.

  197. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred … Im not making it personal, all Im asking is for you to explain what Spielman is doing wrong. Has he been 100% spot on HoF drafting? No but isnt that a little too much to ask?

    I know many fans will band wagon hop anytime they hear anything … and I think our fan base needs to remain focused to possibly help keep the media focused so that when you see a post game presser the coach is getting drilled with Berrian after Berrian after Berrian question … and if you watched the last presser thats exactly what you saw.

    To just start crazyness without facts isnt good for anyone. You see the same problems in the world everyone just making opinionated statements as if they were facts.

    We have a whole political party who still deny global climate change and spread that insanity through the media and now 1/2 the country believes there is no global climate change … pure insanity.

    Every scientist agrees in global climate change … so how do we have 1/2 the country deny it? Because media spreads certain leaders opinions … not facts

    This is probably hard to grasp but its true and hope I made sense …

  198. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    @nova … are you considered a scientist? and do you believe in global climate change?

    used to be called global warming until someone went outside and said it was cold

  199. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn……..Land surveying, according to Wikipedia.com is “the technique and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them.” In layman’s terms, it’s the science of measuring and mapping land……I guess, technically, that makes me a scientist……..As for global warming, something is obviously happening, but I think much of it is just something that occurs naturally and the rest could be just hype. We certainly have to take part of the blame, however.

  200. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn– it’s crazy how you misspell crazyness. Fact is, when I was growing up the scientific community had consensus that the world was entering another ice age– they were certain of it. Had you argued against them at the time, you would have been labeled crazy, rebelling against science. Consensus proves nothing. Could it be, could it just be possible, that you are the one deceived?

  201. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I do agree with Nova, that it seems plausible that the effects of modern industrial society with nearly 7 billion greedy humans could be affecting the climate, but in the scope of billions of years, this trend has occurred before– dinosaurs were not flying airplanes, at least not that I know of– no humans were around, so maybe they were.

  202. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    @Nova … lol thanx, I will accept maybe I dont know everything :)

    although I just learned Nova is “technically” a scientist

  203. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus … I will accept you expertise in critiquing my spelling and grammical errors, but IMO crazyness is a pretty cool word :)

  204. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Funny, one political party absolutely pushes the global warming theory, so again, it seems plausible that the flip argument could also be made- the media and one half the population are propelling an idea for their own agenda and gain. After all, green and social welfare are actually big money— poverty is a very lucrative business. Shawn, you have been broadsided by the powers that be– propaganda.

  205. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    You’ll never find me in a lab slaving over bunsen burners, however. Much better chance of finding me slaving over a rum and coke.

  206. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Hey if Im wrong than my media has decieved me and that would make me upset … and Im not shy about expressing my upsetedness ( i made that word up for you Titus … your welcome )

    It would be nice to have more actual scientists make more public statements , so the public could be more informed

    That being said I have seen many interviews with scientists that believe in global warming … so i took their word for it

  207. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Nova, I spent half the night looking for an island to go cycling on– with good roads, and like I suspected, it may be tough– never wanted to go to Hawaii, but that may be where I go. Hey, wait a minute- Australia. Be back.

  208. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    The problem with cycling around some of the Caribbean islands is that you may cycle yourself into a “less than desirable” area. Just make sure that you know the areas to avoid. Talk to the locals.

  209. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Neil DeGraae Tyson is the scientist Ive listened to … and even Nova says as being technically a scientist says we may contribute to it so dont write off either side is what ive learned

    he speaks of man made global warming barely … but im still looking

  210. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    It’s just so hard to prove either side of the argument. Myself, I’m planning on being dead.

  211. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, I live in Tularosa NM that is 15 miles north of Alamogordo NM, allot of biking and other happenings around here.

  212. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    If you need some snow you can go to the mountons just a few miles to the east.

  213. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    DRS– I want to escape the snow– we have plenty of it– this fall is exactly the same weather pattern as last year ( I know the weather from all my cycling) and that tells me we may have the same long, snowy winter.

  214. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    You can go to ski apache, or the mountain of the god’s casino

  215. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    The snow is only up in the mountains, we get maybe ½ inch or less snow down here in the valley.

  216. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I vote for Neil Degraae Tyson for President … this clip is neither pro dem or pro republican … and I have said before I just want professionals in politics take a minute to listen to this

  217. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I just want a nice area where I can rent a villa for a week or two, have some nice trails to cycle– I can bring a laptop and work from there too– I am too old and too smart to be stuck here all winter– heck, that blogger the other day had an IQ of 152, mine must be about 340.

  218. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, I wish we had people in govt that were pragmatic, think outside-the-box, good-willed men and women that have a hard work ethic to implement practical policies to ensure solutions to pressing problems, while allowing free enterprise and creative ingenuity to thrive. I think I am more likely to see the Vikes in this season’s Superbowl.

  219. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    We may get down to -10F one or two days a year. For most of the time we are at or around +30F (During winter that is).

  220. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I think that the blogger the other day who claimed to have an IQ of 152 simply had the decimal point misplaced. More like 15.2.

  221. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Allot of biking going on around here, Motor and foot.

  222. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I still think Bermuda would be an excellent choice for you, Titus. Not too hot, 65-70, beautiful scenery, and things are fairly inexpensive there now.

  223. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus … my vocabulary isnt as refined as yours but when I said “professional” … I was kind of thinking what you said even though I will now have to look up a couple words :)

  224. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Nova … Bermuda? are you telling Titus to get lost?

  225. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn…LOL….kind of hard to get lost in Bermuda…..it’s only 22 miles long by 2 miles wide !

  226. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Read this to see what Tularosa NM is like.

    http://www.city-data.com/city/Tularosa-New-Mexico.html

  227. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    NovaScotiaVike, I agree 100% with you on Bermuda.

  228. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    That is so small! I rode 101 miles a month ago— . Austin is suppose to be nice for cycling — or San Diego. I would prefer to go out of the country– but I am thinking a couple 10 +day excursions – one in Jan and one in Feb to break up the winter.

  229. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Have you been there, DRS? It really is paradise. I lost count of how many times I’ve gone…..well over 50……but my folks used to own a house there, back in the day.

  230. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    http://www.city-data.com/picfilesv/picv35998.php

  231. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    No but have seen allot of photo’s. Maybe someday.

  232. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    22 miles does sound small, Titus, but we are talking narrow, winding roads with an island-wide speed limit of 35 KPH. ( 22MPH).

  233. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    NovaScotiaVike, must have been great, how lucky you where, the only place I have been is Germany, and that was in 1972.

  234. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    http://www.rentsavers.com/rent.php?uvx=BnWdz8_wyeDyNIDPPH97ky5HQvoQydSYv0lc9Ve32IbYo1umMCre1blq4QAKXIYH0a2L_oFKwi4Ii3uNqpyp-mKs4hr5jsm9DXe_yN-Z-X3JCe4kPA5U0jkGASqvhpwFMB-xtFUXmhwSwGSYkJq1Ha6U1Ei0JC5rx-40kL1dJEbz63briQRe9Dl-ccAhMOG7oVe-20gs7o_JQRbLqvCztc2io1ly5JnNPbj2nv6BgXl-imz_eNFovmTn465p3P4yrG2LGghmZ_gH_4Pdnoi3MiquBmZLmKrhLGPf1EZ4AKa3Q3w6ETYZfQV3QDrbhdLmrPCQd6zisuQLSNCuRJcw0YnnZvGxwHnTAm5lyPCc6ZnFaCmrX6RzsZ1EC5_1v13tGuVU9j-kL7O_T5aKRdXFrVVj5FyodisQaXNC4NtgDdh1V97YQc6w0FB8wOIjP2BXTZcLK3ryPY0ZJE8bv_sAbw**

  235. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    well that came out, not.

  236. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, I was lucky DRS. I started going down there when I was about 6 years old. I made a lot of friends over the years (the people are incredibly friendly}. A couple of my buddies grew up to own and operate their own charter-fishing companies, which is a passion of mine. Now when I go they take me out deep-sea fishing for free, I just supply the booze.

  237. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    That can cost a bit, though. Bermudians love their rum !

  238. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Just had an ideal, why not put a casino in with the Vikings new stadium and get the teams operating fund from that.

  239. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I was deep-sea fishing out of Dutch Harbor Alaska in the late 80′s aboard the Alaskan mist. The 30-foot waves were very fun, I prayed to the porcelain god for a day or two, the dry heaves, how fun. You would think I would have been use to the motion being that I was in the Navy for two years prior.

  240. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Well have fun one and all. God Bless U-All.

  241. By VegasVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Not “be back” Titus….
    OUTBACK !!

  242. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    DRS, take care.

  243. By DRS on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    You as well NovaScotiaVike

  244. By PAUL M. on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    HAVE I REALLY STRUCK A SENSITIVE NERVE W/ THE VIKINGS BRASS?

    WHY HAVE I BEEN REPEATEDLY BLOCKED FROM THIS SITE?

  245. By PAUL M. on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    WHAT’S THE MATTER MIKE W. — DON’T LIKE WHAT YOU’RE READING LATELY?

  246. By PAUL M. on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    YOU CAN BLOCK ME ALL YOU WANT, BUT LET ME REMIND YOU OF THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER:

    THE POLITICIANS WILL COME & GO.

    99.9% OF THE COACHES WILL COME & GO. LONG LIVE BUD GRANT!

    97% OF THE PLAYERS WILL COME & GO.

    HECK, EVEN THE OWNERS HAVE COME & THEY’VE GONE. . . .

    BUT THE FANS? WELL 99.99% OF US ARE HERE FOR LIFE!!

    SO IF YOU DON’T APPRECIATE MY BLOGS, JUST REMEMBER — YOU’RE TEMPORARY TOO!

    LOLLIPOPS & RAINBOWS ANYONE??

  247. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    RIGHT ON PAUL M. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  248. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    If Wobschall doesn’t like what he’s been reading lately, just remember Mike…..THAT GOES BOTH WAYS.

  249. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Bermuda has a lot of road cyclists– but I am concerned about riding on the left side of the road.

  250. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    @Everyone … I have learned with the new set up on this site that if you make a post longer than 3 lines copy it before you post because something has been goofy with the censorship

    if you copy it and it doesnt go through then you can just paste it to look for those bad words hidden inside of other words lik H E L L O

  251. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I used to ride my bikecycle ( just for you titus ) in Vegas and got hit 2x in one month …

    Bike cycle is a 40yo vir-gin referance

  252. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, you get used to it very quickly, it’s nothing. I usually rent a motorbike when I go, the locals are used to looking out for tourists. They are very accommodating, tourism is what keeps that island alive.

  253. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    and frozen ice caps

  254. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    They have cycle shops all over the island, since tourists are not permitted to rent cars.

  255. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Nova, Yeah, that’s what I tell myself– with my 340 IQ , I can probably figure the subtle difference of cycling on the left. —I have been in UK, but didn’t drive. I also found a shop that rents real road bicycles, not these fat tired hybrid K-Mart specials that look like something to meander on the beach. I want to do some real cycling in the worst of the winter — and enjoy the ocean. Looks interesting. Thanks.

    Shwan, whatever.

  256. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    The great thing is, is your bike breaks down, they will send out a truck (lorry), take it away and give you a brand-new one at no cost.

  257. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I see there is even a trail on the old rail bed– the southern half of the island it looks decent for road cycling, but not so much the northern side–

  258. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    The south-shore road, high up on the cliffs overlooking the reefs, is one of the most spectacular vistas that I have ever seen. Great pubs in that area, too. Try the ” Henry VII! “. Fresh Bermuda Rockfish……heaven. If you go, we will arrange a correspondence, I can probably pull a few strings for you, price-wise.

  259. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    DRS– that town in New Mexico looks a little too rural and a little too western.

  260. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Hey- my dad’s side traces back to the Tudor family– I should get a discount!

  261. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    A word of warning, however…..once you go there you won’t rest until you get back.

  262. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    One bonus for me is the fact that it’s only 2 hours from Halifax. 2 hours to another world.

  263. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Titus … ? whatever ?

    I did i got hit once because I sometimes have backwards logic and always road on the left side of the road … my thought was i felt safer knowing what was coming at me rather than not knowing what was behind me

    So I learned a lesson when a guy was trying to pull out into traffic never looked right as I was coming down the sidewalk and I ended up under his bu-mper

    So then after getting my bike fixed and healing enough that my shoulder didnt hurt … I started ri-ding on the right side and some guy turns right in front of me and I sla-mmed into his van …

  264. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    and since vegas is in between mountains it was always easier to get somewhere than get home … it was always downhill to my destinations and of course you have to go home so it was good excercise

  265. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    b4 u say something … rode not road unless its a road

  266. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Swan, look at my spelling– my whatever was referring to your spelling.

  267. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Although Swhan, you did make me think for a moment on your last post– you were riding on the wrong side of the road (which is illegal) and you did not look in the right direction– that is what I was just reading as a word of caution on driving in countries that drive on the left side– you tend to look in the wrong way.

  268. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    o lol gotcha :)

  269. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Nova, I saw that– and it said 3 hours to Chicago, so that means 4-5 hours tops, actual flight time. But what do you mean I won’t rest? Lorry– ha ha — cute, reminds me of my last gf.

  270. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Actually I slowed way down and I swear he looked right at me and I swear we made eye contact so I let go of my brakes and as soon as i got in front of him he hit the gas … so It could of been worse but id did pull my legs from under what was an SUV again luckily

  271. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, you are being overly concerned about the left-hand- side issue. Just remember, don’t hang a right on a red light……but then again, I think there are only 5 or 6 traffic lights on the entire island.

  272. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, that place gets in your blood. One visit is just a tease.

  273. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I see what you mean re ” won’t rest until you get back”. I meant back to Bermuda!

  274. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Nova, it seems every time I travel, for the most part, I want to go back.

  275. By Badoink on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I think I just sh!t myself

  276. By Arrow86 on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I feel Spielman gets too much hype for his “genious.” I wonder if a Cowher would be willing to come in as a GM or even as GM / Coach. I would love to see what would happen with a coach who demands accountability and has a little fire in his belly. Being stoic and getting your butt kicked may be noble somewhere, but in the N.F.L. it should stand for “Not For LOng!” Our defense under Frazier was a finesse one, and conservative. We have a finesse team, not a physical force.

  277. By Arrow86 on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I take back my previous comments. Instead of Cowher taking Spielman’s job. Maybe, Neil De Grasse Tyson is just what the Vikes need in the GM’s seat!

  278. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    @Arrow … LOL , hes an interesting guy

    I hope I didnt come off as Spielman is a “genious” ? Im not suggesting he couldnt do better … Im just saying IMO hes not doing bad and sometimes you dont know what you got till its gone

    He has been solid IMO and the best way to improve is to strengthen your weaknesses … I dont see Spielman as a weakness right now

  279. By Titus on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Spielman has an IQ of 269

  280. By SAN JO! VIKE!!!!! on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    The tripplets #5 McNABB #28 PETERSON #81 OWENS

  281. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    **** *******************************************************************************

    Bud Grant started 0-4 and finished 3-8-3 in his first season.

    Chuck Noll went 1-13 with the Steelers in 1969. Bill Walsh started 0-7 with the 49ers in 1979. Jimmy Johnson started 0-8 en route to 1-15 with the Cowboys in 1989. Bill Belichick was 6-10 with the Browns in 1991. And none of those great coaches ever started their first full season with a league lockout that prevented them from having contact with their players from March until late July.

    ***************************************************************************************

  282. By SAN JO! VIKE!!!!! on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I see purple people!

  283. By SAN JO! VIKE!!!!! on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Unicron#1 is victor#1 are mascot!!!!!

  284. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    WOW

    Bill Walsh started 0-7 … San Francisco fans might be a little too happy in life to be as angry as we are ….

    a new level of rainbows and lolipops :)

  285. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    Now that is blogging !!!

  286. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, my good friend, it’s totally not against anyone guy. Look at this list of Front Office Personnel, any or all of them were involved with the draft:

    Zygi Wilf Owner/Chairman
    Mark Wilf Owner/President
    Leonard Wilf Owner/Vice Chairman
    Jeffrey Wilf Owner
    Reggie Fowler Vikings Ownership Partner
    Alan Landis Vikings Ownership Partner
    David Mandelbaum Vikings Ownership Partner
    Executive Staff
    Lester Bagley Vice President of Public Affairs/Stadium Development
    Rob Brzezinski Vice President of Football Operations
    Steve LaCroix Vice President of Sales & Marketing & Chief Marketing Officer
    Steve Poppen Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer
    Rick Spielman Vice President of Player Personnel
    Kevin Warren Vice President of Legal Affairs & Chief Administrative Officer
    Consultants
    Bud Grant Consultant
    Fred Zamberletti Consultant – Team Historian
    Don Becker Consultant – Stadium & Real Estate Development
    Administration
    Trish Huizinga Executive Assistant to Owners
    Tracy McDonald Executive Assistant
    Lois Hyde Office Assistant
    Player Personnel / Football Administration
    George Paton Director of Player Personnel
    Scott Studwell Director of College Scouting
    Jamaal Stephenson Assistant Director of College Scouting
    Scott Kuhn Pro Scout
    Ryan Monnens Pro Scout
    Jeff Robinson Pro Scout
    Conrad Cardano Regional Scout
    Paul Roell Regional Scout
    Frank Acevedo Area Scout
    Terrance Gray Area Scout
    Kevin McCabe Area Scout
    Mike Sholiton Area Scout
    Reed Burckhardt Blesto Scout
    Paul Nelson Manager – Football Information Systems
    Anne Doepner Manager of Football Administration
    Luke Burson Football Information Systems Analyst
    Executive Asst. – Player Personnel Kelly Wilske
    Personnel Consultant Jerry Reichow
    Personnel Consultant Paul Wiggin
    Equipment
    Dennis Ryan Equipment Manager
    Aaron Neumann Assistant Equipment Manager
    Adam Groene Assistant Equipment Manager
    Medical
    Eric Sugarman Head Athletic Trainer
    Tom Hunkele Assistant Athletic Trainer
    Rob Roche Assistant Athletic Trainer
    Joel Boyd, M.D. Team Physician
    Sheldon Burns, M.D. Team Physician
    Gary Fetzer, M.D. Team Physician
    David Olson, M.D. Team Physician
    Operations / Facility
    Luther Hippe Director of Operations-Team Travel
    Chad Lundeen Director of Operations & Facilities
    Paul Martin Team Operations Coordinator/Training Camp
    Grant Davisson Turf Manager
    Eric Charlson Facilities Assistant
    Dining
    Geji McKinney Director of Food Service Operations
    Carrie Peterson Dietician Consultant
    Player Development / Legal
    Les Pico Director of Player Development/Legal
    Kieron Frazier Legal Affairs
    Video
    Bob Marcus Director of Video
    Ryan Logan Video Assistant
    Nick Miller Video Assistant
    Security
    Kim Klawiter Director of Security
    Sales and Marketing
    Dannon Hulskotter Director of Marketing & Business Development
    Amy Anthony Events and Hospitality Manager
    Debra Jones Marketing Manager – Special Events
    Bryan Harper Executive Producer, Vikings Entertainment Network
    Erin Swartz Marketing Manager – Branding & Promotions
    Mike Wobschall vikings.com Writer / Editor
    Ryan Cardinal Interactive Marketing Coordinator
    Tami Krause MVC Head Coach & Coordinator
    Allan Wertheimer Production Coordinator
    Jordan Struck Videographer / Editor
    Michael Huiras Videographer / Editor
    Jay Nelson Multimedia Specialist / Studio Supervisor
    Jess Lowenberg Graphic Design Specialist
    Alicia Dreyer Graphic Design Specialist
    Brett Taber Marketing Coordinator
    C.J. Rugh Sales & Marketing Coordinator
    Corporate Sales
    Mike Slates Director of Corporate Sales and Service
    Marc Morgan Senior Corporate Sales Manager
    Nathan Fix Marketing Partnerships Manager
    Natalie Kolander Corporate Sales Manager
    Peter Duggan Corporate Sales Manager
    Doug Melnyk Corporate Sales Manager
    Tanya Dreesen Corporate Sales Manager
    Ren Rutkus Sales and Partnerships Assistant
    Matt Guba Marketing Partnerships Coordinator
    Emily Rooney Marketing Partnerships Coordinator
    Vikings Children’s Fund
    Pat Leopold Manager – Vikings Children’s Fund Coordinator
    Tickets and Suites
    Phil Huebner Director of Ticket Sales and Hospitality
    J.P. Paul Director of Suites Sales & Service
    Joe Mee Manager – Ticket Operations
    John Neppl Manager – Ticket Sales
    Mike Manahan Manager – Private Suite Operations
    Sharon Lohmar Ticket Sales Representative
    Chuck Pamperin Ticket Sales Representative
    Steve Reed Ticket Account Executive
    Kent Bergsrud Ticket Account Executive
    Nicole Santelman Manager of Private Suite Sales
    Travis Hamre Ticket Account Executive – Group Sales
    Charlie Boeckenheuer Ticket Account Executive
    Logan Pinckney Ticket Account Executive
    Laura Culbertson Ticket Account Executive
    Accounting and Finance
    Carl Miklas Controller
    Ann Schumacher Accounting Manager
    Carla Smith Payroll Supervisor/Accountant
    Bobbe Daggett Finance Assistant
    Kimi Tonneson Accounting Clerk
    Community Relations
    Brad Madson Executive Director Community Relations / Youth Football
    Kimberly Fields Director of Civic & Business Affairs
    Public Relations
    Bob Hagan Director of Public Relations
    Tom West Assistant Director of Public Relations
    Jeff Anderson Director of Corporate Communications
    Jon Ekstrom Public Relations Assistant
    Human Resources
    Lisa Larson Director of Human Resources
    Information Technology
    Cheryl Nygaard Director of Information Technology
    Todd Hauck Information Technology Specialist

  287. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    FIRE THE FRONT OFFICE ! ! !

  288. By Frederick Jones on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    I ASK FOR A LOT, I DON’T GET IT…BUT I GET SOMETHING.

    WE NEED OFFENSIVE LINEMEN, DEFENSIVE BACKS, AND WIDE RECEIVERS.

    SOMEONE IS NOT DOING THERE JOB ! ! !

    START ELIMINATING POSITIONS UNTIL THERE IS SOME IMPROVEMENT OR WE WILL WIND UP IN THE PHILLIPINES AND BE KNOWN AS THE MANILA FOLDERS!

  289. By Shawn on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    Starting with Todd Hauck? and work up ?

  290. By Matthias on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Dre Kirkpatrick, CB
    Matt Kalil, OT
    Alshon Jeffery, WR ???

  291. By Matthias on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    This mockdraft seems to be good if we get the 3rd overall pick. I still think we are better than this, but if we lose this game we should start to consider to play Webb, maybe Ponder.

    http://www.draftsite.com/nfl/mock-draft/2012

  292. By Matthias on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Is Markelle Martin good? His best 40 is around 4.37, his worst is 4.58. Actually pretty good for a safety.

  293. By Matthias on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Sometimes the worst year is considered the best year for your team. We need to beef up our Ol for ponder first, then we need a deep threat and then we should get a guy like Dre Kirkpatrick as a replacement for an aging Winfield.

  294. By ozzinator on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Goin’ to the game today, bringing my “Start Quarter Ponder” banner with.
    SKOL Vikes!

  295. By hippster on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    going fishing or chaseing a few elk sounds pretty good today ,hybrid strippers are smashing the surface and the elk are screaming, fall colors look great .better option than yelling a tv, hope we get a win today good luck hippster out

  296. By VegasVike on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Here we go… Did I read right that berrian is inscribe

  297. By Frederick Jones on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    I think you just hate Jonesy!

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