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Frazier Says Kevin Williams Is Back To Full Speed

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 13, 2011 – 3:04 pm

It was no coincidence that the Vikings defense registered 5 sacks against a team that had allowed zero sacks previously in the same game that DT Kevin Williams made his return to the lineup. After missing the first two weeks of the 2011 regular season, Williams returned in Week 3 against the Detroit Lions and the result was not pleasant for QB Matthew Stafford.

Williams is known as a premier run-stopper in the NFL because he teamed with Pat Williams for several seasons to form the “Williams Wall.” That DT tandem helped the Vikings rank #1 against the run from 2006-08 and then #2 against the run in 2009. But Williams is also a huge factor in the team’s pass rush, largely because he commands a double-team nearly every snap, which yields other players along the defensive line one-on-one matchups.

When you have DEs such as Jared Allen and Brian Robison in one-on-one matchups, you’re going to get to the QB. Allen and Robison have 13.0 sacks between them, which is the most of any NFL DE tandem so far this season.

Williams’ two-game absence required him to be away from the team entirely, including at the training facility during the week. Since he’s returned, though, Williams has quickly gotten up to speed in terms of his play on the field, his level of conditioning and in his battle with a foot injury that’s bothered him since training camp.

“No problems,” Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier said. “He doesn’t complain about it. He doesn’t talk about it anymore.”

Opposing offenses must be complaining. Williams is a player that opponents must account for on each snap because of his ability to penetrate the backfield and be a disruptive force. And even when he’s double-teamed, Frazier says, he can still get the job done.

“Now that he is really where he needs to be physically, I think it’s going to be a lot tougher for people even when they do try to double him,” Frazier explained. “He’s one of those guys, even when people have double-teamed him in the past, that didn’t necessarily stop him from doing what he had to do. I think he’s about back to that point now.”


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90 Responses to “Frazier Says Kevin Williams Is Back To Full Speed”

  1. By sandiamond on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    From The Locker Room – Adrian Peterson , getting a blank after the SA advertisement fyi

  2. By DRS on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/218244/

    Under a $1.1 billion stadium plan for Arden Hills crafted by the Vikings and Ramsey County Commissioners Tony Bennett and Rafael Ortega, the county would kick in $350 million through a 0.5 percent sales tax; the state would contribute $300 million; and the Vikings would put in at least $407 million. The team said Tuesday that number was up to more than $420 million

  3. By DRS on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/218244/

    Lester Bagley, the Vikings vice president for public affairs and stadium development, said it’s time for the state to clarify what its contribution will be.

    “This conversation has gone on for more than 10 years. The issues are clear. What we need to do is get the leadership in the room, with the team and the county, and work out the final details.”

    Asked about Dayton’s statement leaving the door open to a Minneapolis site, Wilf said “we’re working on Arden Hills.”

    The Arden Hills site got a boost Tuesday when the Ramsey County Charter Commission voted 10-6 against asking county voters whether to write an amendment into the county charter blocking sales tax funding for a new stadium.

    But that doesn’t mean the ballot effort is dead.

    Andy Cilek, president of the conservative Minnesota Voters Alliance, said his group plans to collect the signatures necessary to get an anti-stadium question on the Ramsey County ballot.

    “We’ve already started,” Cilek said Wednesday

  4. By DRS on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Conservative Minnesota Voters Alliance are not conservative’s, just fools in sheep’s clothing.

  5. By DRS on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/10/13/vikings-say-more-than-once-community-has-contacted-team-regarding-a-possible-move/

    With the Metrodome lease expiring after the 2011 season, Bagley said the Vikings refuse to extend the lease absent a plan for a new venue. And if the lease expires absent a plan for a new venue, all sorts of things could happen.

    Most significantly, Bagley said that “more than one community” has contacted the team about a possible move. Though Bagley declined to identify the communities involved, he believes that the efforts will become public if/when the lease expires.

  6. By PAUL M. on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    LOOK MA, NO CAPS! OK, let’s try it this way.

    WOW! What a spirited political debate I missed in yesterday’s 1st 2/3 of the blog!

  7. By PAUL M. on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    I would just like to add my support for the “Occupiers” on Wall Street & elsewhere. But seriously folks — it’s our fault for not taking the time to study what these people stand for before voting for them.

  8. By DRS on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Now tell me that the Vikings will stay without a new stadium in the works.

    Please Dayton call the legislators back to a special session now before it is too late!!!!!!!!

  9. By DRS on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Later, one and all.

  10. By PAUL M. on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

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

  11. By PAUL M. on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    MORE BLOCKING & CENSORING?

  12. By Mike B. on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    I just want to say it doesn’t look good if the Vikings organization tries and strong arm this issue with a or else. It will be or else. Wilfs need to sell the idea on the Voters. Who is group against the stadium and don’t the realize the financial gain a new venue will bring to the state. Oh that’s right the Wilfs want to do a stadium without the Voters. They just end up moving if they continue on this track.

  13. By Mike B. on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    An or else attitude in this area usually gets you the finger and shown to the door.

  14. By Mike B. on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    I want the New Vikings stadium but realize you can’t force things now especially in this climate.

  15. By DRS on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/22825103/vp/44893628#44893628

  16. By Mike B. on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    it’s great to know kevin williams is at full speed for the big win in chicago. I read titus is predicting a big win.. Barroohh

  17. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    I hate to be the voice of reason, but it even says right in the article that it is likely that the Vikings are bluffing about having other offers, what do you think they are going to say “oh yeah we have zero interest so if nothing gets done we’ll just do whatever and it’s okay if we don’t get a new stadium” ? No they are going to try to put a sense of urgency in our lawmakers to get the deal done. I’m not saying it’s not possible but how many of us would riot if the Vikes left? All of us probably? And the owners as well as LA and the NFL knows that and we have a strong market here and the Vikes arent going anywhere. If I’m wrong then that will really s*** b*lls. Considering the liberals ran us into the ground to the point of needing a government shut down is it really a wonder why we can’t get this deal done?

  18. By DRS on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    It is a good thing when a player is able to play at the level he can.

    It has been ten years and it is no bluff. The team has done allot for MN, now it is time for MN to do something for the Vikings or they are gone.

    No doubt about that now.

  19. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Well hey, if they do move and after we all riot and get a new team like 5 years after they move, maybe we will get a real coach and mgmt and can actually win some superbowls, will we keep the right to the Vikings name?

  20. By Mike B. on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    No we don’t have rights to the Vikings game part of the deal to build the stadium is to give the Vikings Name to the state of MN

  21. By DRS on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Twoodsnvikes, we shall see, do you want to take the chance that the Vikings will not move? Do you think it is a good thing for an organization to be seen as fools if they do not take the b-u-l-l by the horn and improve their standing in the NFL or do you like being the team known as the bottom of the barrel, (Bottom feeders)? Would not be nice to be at the top for once in MN?

  22. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Ha I’d love to be at the top I think we are all tired of mediocrity and poor mgmt etc… I think that’s why there is soo much frustration just in the way we’ve played this year, stadium efforts aside, so much talent and just a few things holding us back. Not that if Ponder or Webb started etc that we would be 5-0 right now, but when McNabb throws 5 yards short on a 7 yard route it’s frustrating that Frazier/the owners can’t just admit they made a mistake and bench him.

  23. By DRS on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry the word it got dropped.

    Would it not be nice to be at the top for once in MN?

  24. By DRS on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Twoodsnvikes, 100% with you on that my man.

  25. By Mike B. on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    It’s difficult to see others on the stadium when the team is playing like they are. I love the win, but we are still 1-4

  26. By Mike B. on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    oops that was sell others

  27. By DRS on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    I say bench all who will not or cannot play at NFL level, no matter what the collar and play them who can perform at the NFL level, no matter how many years they have or have not played. Get it all done now and stop playing games!!!!!!

  28. By DRS on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    11 games left, then what?

  29. By DRS on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    until then have a great night. Go Vikings.

  30. By matt on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    I live in AZ and wouldnt mind seeing the Vikes move to LA… closer to me, maybe get a championship in a more positive atmosphere.

  31. By matt on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Lakers… history repeats itself

  32. By Shawn on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    @Twoodsnvikes … you said “Considering the liberals ran us into the ground to the point of needing a government shut down is it really a wonder why we can’t get this deal done?”

    ______________________________________________________________

    Are you completely shut off from reality? you need more media sources than just Rush and Fox “not really news”

    Republicans were the only ones who could of shut down the government and ended up getting 90% of what they wanted … Your beloved republican congress are the most unprofessional group of people to ever hold office.

    Republicans only effort during this term has been to do and contribute nothing to society in an all out attempt to make the president fail.

    Have you ignored all the lies theyve told you the last 3 years?

    Obama not born in America? You dopes believed that and demanded he show a birth certificate … despite the FACT he had a passport WHICH REQUIRES A BIRTH CERTIFICATE !!

    Republican / Tea Party Liars to the bone … have you forgotten?

  33. By Shawn on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Republicans tell you business needs tax cuts to create jobs, right?

    Now thats their lie lets follow the facts … facts equal truth … and Im about to lay down another Republican / Tea Party lie , ready?

    Bill Clinton … ran a 40% tax rate on the rich and the budget was balanced, the economy was good and jobs were plentifull, will you argue this FACT?

    The next President was your own Republican corporate puppet and gave the “Bush Tax Cuts” … and Obama has extended those “Bush Tax Cuts”

    We have had the “Bush Tax Cuts” for 12 years … which your republican leaders say is necessary for job growth …. YET FOR 12 YEARS THERE HAVE BEEN LESS AND LESS JOBS !!!!!!

    These are FACTS …. open your eyes and stop listening to liars.

    I have heard with my ears Lieberals lie but because my eyes were open I didnt believe them ….

    Wake up ..

  34. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    How did that stimulus plan work out? 0 jobs and how many trillion wasted? Good job Osama, I mean Obama, Reganomics, nuff said

  35. By Shawn on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    BTW …

    the only thing us Liberals are suggesting is a 40% tax rate just like Clinton had BECAUSE IT WORKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Your own Republican party would rather fill your head with lies and thrws numbers like 50% or more … why do they say that to you when its a flat out LIE

    Because Republicans are the greater of 2 evils …. Open you eyes and you will see it

  36. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    I think bipartisanship is the greatest of evils to be quite honest

  37. By Shawn on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    LOL Reagan raised taxes dopey …. and Reagan never had a balanced budget

    NUFF SAID !!!!!!!!!!!!

    See how youve been misled …. LOL

  38. By Sir Greasy Panda on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    I like the way our defense has been playing. We all knew our line would produce but our corners are much improved over last year’s defense. Stop Forte and we got this game. I can’t wait. Go VIkes!!!

  39. By Shawn on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    You are a blind robot Twoodsnvikes … youve been hoodwinked because you wont open your eyes

  40. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Nope go cry to the government and have them run your entire life and wait until they control everything see how that works out for you, learn to do something for yourself perhaps

  41. By Shawn on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    @Twoodsnvikes … do you know what bipartisanship is? its democracy …

    Did you know Clinton raised taxes with a Republican congress because those republicans were professional? Of course you didnt … Rush didnt tell you that

    Clinton balanced the budget deal with it Republicans fail society every minute of every day …

  42. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    And I think for myself not whatever the liberal media feeds me like yourself, go suck the teet of obama some more and get lost in his rhetoric rather than what’s actually going on

  43. By Shawn on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Lol again you are so misled …. it was a Republican that passed the tap your phone anytime anywhere. A Republican that looks through your emails

    And its Republicans that attack freedom of speech

    Republicans that attack gays

    Republicans that attack other countries …. and on and on

  44. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Actually it is much much bigger than that if you know anything about the enlightened ones, but lets save that for another forum, go Vikes, alls I’m sayin

  45. By Shawn on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    @Twoodsnvikes … lol you have never listened to a liberal, We are not happy with Obama, again your misled

    Obama has been as big of a corporate puppet as any republican has ever been … we are not happy

    That being said he is still the lesser of 2 evils …

  46. By Shawn on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    no what you said is liberals tried to shut down the government … thats what you said and Im here to call you out and drop facts , because all to much of society has been hoodwinked like you

  47. By Shawn on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Hey twoods …

    do you know what occupy wall street is about? I guarantee you dont …

    because Rush has lied to you again

  48. By Shawn on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    he must be looking it up on the internet lol …

  49. By Roninmn.. on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Politic’s, glad we got that out of the way. Now on to McNabb. I decided today rather than pulling my hair out about how bad McNabb is, I for one am willing to give him one more chance. If he helps us win in Chicago, fine. If we loose, on the bench he goes.

  50. By VegasVike on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Good thing we won’t have any home playoff games this year. We won’t have a place to play them!

  51. By CanadianVF on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    As a Canadian I do not understand what is so great about the LA market? The Rams left LA and I think if I remember correctly the Raiders went to LA for a while. They then went back to Oakland. I know it is a huge market, but they have the 49 rs and the Raiders and the Chargers and also a lot of good College football. The NFL has had trouble keeping a team in LA for quite a while, is the new stadium they are building going to solve the problem there?

  52. By CanadianVF on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    You can send the Vikes up to the Rogers Center in Toronto to play their games if you need a venue, we would love to have them. They have been trying to make us into Buffalo Bills fans up here, but we aren’t buying it.

  53. By VegasVike on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    LA has a lot of other things to do than football, beaches, warm weather, california girls, sometimes there’s not time for football.

  54. By DRS on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, you need meds my man, take a chill pill. The Gov is on his way to save you my man.

    Love and peace to one and all.

  55. By DRS on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    11 games and then what? Good night.

  56. By VegasVike on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    11 games and then they’ll be the Vegas Vikings!!

  57. By Parody on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn – What does any of that have to do with football? Don’t take this the wrong way, but you’re pushing your political opinions in completely the wrong place on this issue. You might as well make a speech at a gäy pride rally about why America’s children are falling behind the world in education. I’m sure a lot of them care, but it’s just not the place for it.

    Can we agree to stick to football? Preferably, Vikings football.

  58. By Woodboat on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Actually, Parody, Shawn didn’t start the political talk… he just administered the beat down. Personally, I’m glad he did. Hopefully it’ll stop anyone from throwing out their political viewpoints here on our beloved website.

    Remember, folks, just because you believe wholeheartedly that your side of the aisle is perfect and the other side is bent on the destruction of the entire universe… not all of us agree with you. Lets leave political jabs and religeon out of this blog.

    Its way more fun to have a chicken/egg debate…

    Why does our passing game s-u-c-k? Is it our QB or is it our O-Line?
    (Trick question…. its both!)

  59. By Woodboat on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    BTW, the LA developers are h-e-l-l bent on getting an NFL team. I believe that they are targeting the VIkes and the Jags as possible franchises to move.

    Now that Skeletor has left the Raiders faciliity (too soon?), they might actually try to pull the Raiders back down there. Oakland doesn’t support the team to the level required by the league. (BTW – the Skeletor reference comes from the chainmail shirt he wore to his presser when he canned Lane Kiffen…wierd)

    Oh, and BTW… newsflash for you non-Californians… LA DESPISES SanFrancisco. No WAY they root for the 49ers.

    Anyway, if I were a voting Minn resident, I wouldn’t call the Vikes bluff. I gotta imagine the NFL wants back in the 2nd biggest market in the country.

  60. By Woodboat on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Our entire defensive scheme hinges on our front 4 pressuring the QB. If the pressure isn’t there, our gawd awful zone is easy pickings. Welcome back, Kevin… we need you in the worst way.

  61. By Woodboat on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    ARGH!!!! You people amaze me!!! :)

    Why would anyone suggest we trade a draft pick for Brandon Lloyd… or any other WR for that matter? Have you guys been hanging around with Matt Millen? We don’t NEED a WR… we had like 37 of them in camp!!! LOL

    It isn’t like our guys can’t catch (other than BB, of course). They just can’t catch the junk that McNabb is chucking in their general direction. If he could deliver the ball to the same zip code as his receivers, we’d be fine.

    Please, Vikes, don’t give away any of our draft picks for guys we don’t need. If Philly wants to get rid of AwesomeWAH (see how I didn’t even attempt to spell it?), ok. Other than that… let’s start building for the future.

  62. By Parody on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Speaking of the front four, where’s the 4th man been? I assume he must be doing his job, because we have one of the best running defenses in the NFL, but how come we’re not hearing about him? He’s not making any big tackles, but is it safe to assume that he’s plugging holes and taking blockers off of the ends?

  63. By Parody on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Woodboat – Most of us are sick of Berrian. Even with a good QB he’d be dropping as many as he catches. Earlier today I read that Lloyd was the top receiver last year. He would guarantee the end of the Berrian experiement. I wouldn’t want to trade for him, but I understand the other fans’ urge to lüst after a talent of his calibur.

  64. By Shawn on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    I agree we should be very worried about LA taking the Vikings…. We are the only team whose lease is up at the end of the season

    LA wants a team … NFL wants a team in LA … Zygi wants a Stadium .. Lakers are already purple and gold and from MN ….

    That being said … I think Ice Cube is a part of the group trying to get a team to LA and he really wants the Raiders back

    I know there were 2 groups trying to get a team to LA and Im not 100% sure which one Ice Cube is with

    Jacksonville would actually ake the most sense I think , they have a smaller fan base and less history

    but we still need to be very concerned …

  65. By Shawn on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    I know that Godell has been quoted as saying there will be a team in LA by 2014 …. Vikings will have no home at the end of the season

    Im am very worried this is my last football season …

  66. By Shawn on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    I also dont want to trade picks for Lloyd hes had 1 good year … and McNabb couldnt hit him anyway

    I say OL round 1 and wr Marvin McNutt from Iowa round 2 …

  67. By Frederick Jones on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    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.

    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.

    We do not have to fire Studwell or Spielman. I’m pretty sure RIGHT NOW that among the 100 or so employees in the front office, there are more than 2 or 3 people involved in the draft. Everyone has an opinion!!! lol x 7

    If the Vikings want to be the best team in the NFL, we MUST improve the front office by finding some people who know football talent.

  68. By Frederick Jones on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    SOME OF THESE INDIVIDUALS MUST BE FIRED AND REPLACED BY SOMEONE WHO CAN FIX OUR WEAK AREAS: OFFENSIVE LINE, DEFENSIVE BACK, AND WIDE RECEIVER. These people are not getting the job done.

    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

  69. By Frederick Jones on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    The above is only a partial list of the Vikings front office.

  70. By Frederick Jones on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Personnell Consultants Paul WIGGIN and Jerry REICHOW?

    How old are these guys, and how many front office employees do we have like them who are JUST DRAWING A PAYCHECK BECAUSE THEY ARE FAMOUS.

    WIGGIN AND REICHOW? WAKE UP VIKINGS FANS ! ! !

  71. By Frederick Jones on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    What does Rob Brzezinski do as VP of football operations?

    We have 9 scouts, could at least ONE of them watch the OFFENSIVE LINEMEN?

    OR IS IT JUST ALL OF THESE PEOPLE ONLY WATCH THE QBs???

    8 offensive linemen picked in the last 9 year, and not one of them is any good!

  72. By Frederick Jones on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    End of rant. (for today, this time I will not stop until we get a decent offensive line, I do not care who says what about it.)

  73. By Parody on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    Fred – Weren’t people giving props to DeGeare last year when he filled in for Hutchinson? What about Fusco and Love? I remember reading some good things about both of them after the draft. All three are young players, and given the fact that they were all drafted in later rounds, we should expect a couple of years for them to develop into quality players.

    I’m in no way an expert on offensive linemen, so please let me know if I’m off base. But I think that at the very least, the team has done a good job drafting versatile backups, and I would bet we can look forward to seeing one or two early linemen in the next year or two of the draft to replace the older and less effective starters who are nearing the ends of their contracts.

  74. By VegasVike on Oct 13, 2011 | Reply

    The bottom line is the Vikings are currently a mess. The only thing inevitable is change, the packers streak will change. The Vikings mess will change. Where and when they change is not known, the only thing that is known is we can’t do anything about it….

  75. By Puckertrucker on Oct 14, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Mr. Coach Frazier:

    Lets Ponder the QB situation for a moment why not use Mr. Joe Webb, or maybe Mr. Chris Ponder, instead of broken down Mr. McNabb? after all we are playing for wins not practice like McNabb thinks. After all he believes his Mechanics are sound the only problem is that sound is under water and the Vikings are floundering with McNabb as our QB. Just for Shts and Giggles why not use Ponder or Webb against the Bears Sunday night and see if our game doesn’t improve if we lose using one of them then you can say it wasn’t the QB. IT WAS THE TEAM INSTEAD. But if the team does play much better with Mr’s Ponder, or Webb then you will know its McNabb. Please Mr. Frazier I’ve been a fan since 1961 when the Vikes entered the NFL and I was happy when The Wilfs made you the head coach because I thought you had something on the ball but if you don’t use the other QB’s I’ll know McNabb has pulled the Wool over your eyes but once again and we might as well kiss this season goodby.
    Also Mr.Frazier if you help the team go say 12 and 4
    and we just happen to get to the Super bowl with either Mr. Ponder or Mr. Webb and win the big one don’t you think the state Politicians might be easier to convince about getting a new Stadium for the team?

  76. By Mike B. on Oct 14, 2011 | Reply

    @ Shawn Ronald Reagan came into the job with the US coming out of recession and the oil crisis. He started the largest government spending in the Military Industrial Complex that brought us the B-1 bomber, Cruise Missle, M-1 Abrams, the newest Aircraft carriers, and much more. The results of those projects are the items we enjoy today laptops, cell phones, and flat screen tvs. His policies brought in the end of the Soviet Union and the capitalism of Red China. His policy cause the great prosperity of the 80s and the increased tax revenue in the 90s. He understood the need to spend government monies in good ares and not in others. Was he perfect no, but living through both the 80s and 90s he left the US in a much better place than it was when he started.

  77. By 3DONTHERADIO on Oct 14, 2011 | Reply

    Censored once again ! There weren’t any cuss words or anything that could be construed as being ” bad ” or derogatory. What a site !!!

  78. By 3DONTHERADIO on Oct 14, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Mike W. – loosen up the filters a bit would ya. I tried to post something that in no way was anti-anything. What gives ? How about emailing a poster who you censor with the reason for the censor ! You let political rantings go thru on a football site and let others post a message saying the same thing a thousand times but censor honest and upright feedback to an earlier post. Again …. what gives ?

  79. By 3DONTHERADIO on Oct 14, 2011 | Reply

    In essence my post was ….Shawn, you’re already on too many meds !

  80. By Parody on Oct 14, 2011 | Reply

    3Don – Nobody working for this website cares enough about what any of us says to be individually censoring every individual post. The program they have in place is built to block all comments that contain a sequence of letters that is within their censored list. This means that you don’t have to even use a cuss word. If one of the words you use just happens to have one of their pre-defined “cuss” words in it, your comment will not post.

    Certain words that have caused a lot of trouble in this site include Bälls (obviously a reference to your testicles in a sports blog) and pässes (because ässes is hidden within it). Words like sophòmore and circümstance could be causing you trouble as well, because they have hòmo and cüm hidden within them. As you can see, there are ways around the censors, you just have to be creative if a comment gets blocked by this socialist program.

  81. By 3DONTHERADIO on Oct 14, 2011 | Reply

    Parody – thanks for the info – I really appreciate it ! I knew that there weren’t individual censors manning the site but didn’t consider the sequence of letters issue. Pretty stupid that you can’t use the word ” bolls ” on a sports blog huh ! By the way, since I’m computer challenged, how do you get the umlaut over the letters ? {i think that’s the correct word or spelling }

    Anyway, thanks again for the advice and thanks for chastising Shawn for the political rantings earlier. Have a good one Parody !

  82. By Shawn on Oct 14, 2011 | Reply

    Mike B … not sure if you will return to this blog … but

    Your argument is Reagan was big government on killing machines?

    How does that help humanity?

    Anyway , I dont want to argue about Reagan … I was a little young back then and like you said he wasnt perfect and nobody is … he may have been the last good republican i dont know? what i do know is his people attacked free speech with their attack on “satanic” music or heavy metal

    and I know he was a union man that started the war on unions ….

    not to mention your praise of his killing machines, I will never understand how freely republicans not only kill others but send our own middle and lower class citizens to die …. they love it and often times do it for no reason

    For the record I dont know everything … I just think life should be valued a bit more by the “pro life” party

  83. By Shawn on Oct 14, 2011 | Reply

    I wonder if its coincedance that America has the highest murder rate and our leaders always “murder” in the name of safety?

    Lead by example ….. or is it leading through fear?

    Death Penalty another legal way to murder …. even though we all know we have killed innocent people using “justice” as the guise

    All legal murder is generally a Republican or “pro life” party policy … ironic huh

  84. By Frederick Jones on Oct 14, 2011 | Reply

    Parody,

    All of those guys COULD be effective linemen SOME DAY.

    I do not consider myself to be any kind of football expert, but I appreciate the value of a good offensive line as much as you.

    Most bloggers, fans, and COACHES obviously do not ! ! !

  85. By Parody on Oct 14, 2011 | Reply

    3Don – There’s a long list of special characters that you can type, but you need a numpad to use them. While holding down ALT, type a number sequence on the numpad then release ALT and you will get one character. The characters that I use are generally vowels which can be found in the following number sequences:
    ä (ALT+0228)
    ë (ALT+0235)
    ï (ALT+0239)
    ö (ALT+0246)
    ü (ALT+0252) and in some cases
    ÿ (ALT+0255)

    There are plenty of other characters, but since every word has a vowel in it, I find it easiest to memorize where the lower case vowels are (0224 – 0255) to dodge the censors.

  86. By Stoney on Oct 14, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn you are a complete A-hole, and extreamly ignorant. Freedom is not free. Peace through strenght. You should read about Reagan, because you have no idea what you’re talking about. He was one of the greatest U.S. Presidents.

  87. By Shawn on Oct 14, 2011 | Reply

    @Stoney … I was raised in the midwest by some of the most conservative republican supporters around. I had to attend seminars about my “satanic” music.

    I was programmed with all the red state propoganda. I grew up and moved to the big city in Nevada. Where I learned a lot about reality. I still have a lot to learn.

    But the biggest thing I learned is that I was lied to my whole life, and that angers me. Why do you accept the lies?

  88. By Shawn on Oct 14, 2011 | Reply

    Stoney … My dad worships Reagan like the rest of you people, I have heard it all. Read it and watched it. I never said Reagan was a bad person so dont take it so personally …

    Facts = truths and the fact is Reagan was a corporate bought President … and the foundation of modern corporate Republican agenda.

    You have to be very scared to need so much protection …

  89. By Shawn on Oct 14, 2011 | Reply

    Freedom is not free is propoganda …. started by first making you scared.

  90. By Billy on Oct 15, 2011 | Reply

    just a thought. Let all agree that McBad was a poor desission to bring him in. If he hadn’t come I believe are record whould of been better with Joe Webb. He showed enough promise last year. Here is my point. This year is a waste so they should be seeing if Webb or Ponder are the answer. Ya I think they are but that means next year to get some experance so that means 2 years to be somewhat good. If neither QB is good that means in 2 years the Vikings pick another QB and if they let him play the first year in the 4th year we will have a good QB if they make him sit his 1st year We are 5 years away from having a good QB with AP and Allen past there prime. Ya I hope thats not the case and thats why I want to see Webb and Ponder play alot this year so we know what we have. Hope the Viks start looking at it this way to and relize McBad is not the answer. Also there are how many rookie QB starting along with a few second year QB. This getting old QB is getting really old

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