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Jared Allen Ties Team Record With Sack In 8th Straight Game

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 17, 2011 – 8:39 am

The overall team effort has not produced desireable results in 2011, but we can’t point to DE Jared Allen as the reason why. He’s on an absolute tear right now and it continued last night at Soldier Field against QB Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears.

On the fourth play of Chicago’s first series of the 3rd quarter, Allen got to Cutler, sacked him, stripped the ball and then recovered the fumble. It marked the 8th consecutive game that Allen recorded a sack, which ties a team record that was set by Jim Marshall in 1969 and then matched by Carl Eller in 1975-76. He now also has a sack in 14 of his last 15 games.

Allen now has 9.5 sacks for the season, which is tops in the NFL, and he has 92.5 career sacks. For the last few weeks I’ve been mentioning that Allen is approaching his 100th career sack, and it’s something we’ll dicuss here on the vikings.com Blog in the next day or so. In what has become a dim season, he’s one of the bright spots and his pursuit of 100.0 career sacks is worth our attention.


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213 Responses to “Jared Allen Ties Team Record With Sack In 8th Straight Game”

  1. By Justin F on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Should of sacked Cutler 5 times. SHOULD OF SACKED CUTLER 5 TIMES. I can’t emphasize that enough.

  2. By purplehaze on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Mike W. there are alot of hurting fans out here, this looks alot like last year, even worse so far if that’s possible.

    Is this team really that bad?, or are they a pack of underacheivers across the board???

  3. By purplerainman on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Yeh Jared…lol. This team is 1-5. Are we the new Detroit Lions of the NFL? PLAY PONDER start building for next year.

  4. By hippster on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    allen is our best player ,wish we had ten of him

  5. By Parody on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Something else that’s worth attending to is the potential of getting the rookie into the starting role. Ponder could be another bright spot, but the coaches aren’t giving him the chance to. We’ve seen 6 poor performances from the guy ahead of him. How much will it take before they give a chance to the guy they gambled on in the first quarter?

  6. By Frederick Jones on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    @Parody and Stew,

    With the release of Madieu Williams and Bryant McKinnie, the Vikings will not get any compensatory draft picks.

    Yet another reason why some Front Office people should be FIRED.

    Fred is the only person crazy enough to attack the Front Office.

    If you like WINNING start at the top ! ! !

  7. By Frederick Jones on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    @ PurpleRainMan,

    You said it, we are the NEW DETROIT CITY LIONS of the NFL as long as the current front office stays in place.

    Somebody is playing Matt Millen’s role.

    WHY ON EARTH SHOULD WE DRAFT OFFENSIVE LINEMEN???

    OH…LET’S BE A RUNNING TEAM ! ! ! LOL X 10

  8. By Frederick Jones on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Leslie Frazier is probably a good coach.

    No one wins without talent.

  9. By VegasVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Hey guys there is a bright spot, JA is gonna have a record setting year and the next two games are against the hapless Pack. Just read the titles and everything will be ok. Now I’m gonna go back to sleep

  10. By Frederick Jones on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Bloggers often point out that we have Jared Allen, Adrian Peterson, and Percy Harvin.

    Yes, but a few stars do not a champion make.

  11. By Shawn on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    By Shawn on Nov 28, 2010 | Reply

    We have serious WR issues to fix this offseason … they only sure thing is Harvin … we have to resign the injury prone Rice hes only had 1 good/healthy year and will want big money …. Lewis and Basket shouldnt be in the league … Camarillo might be a good #4 or #5 … and Berrian does nothing and is paid like a #2

    ______________________________________________________________

    @Mike Wobs …. how do I get a job in the Vikings front office ? Here is evidence that I knew Berrian was worthless last season.

    Whats wrong with our front office? Why can they make millions and ignore players who dont perform for over 2 seasons?

    Mcnabb – Berrian – Tyrell Johnson should be cut RIGHT NOW !!!!!

  12. By VegasVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    I’m just being sarcastic Fred, no blinders in Vegas!! Another GREAT stat! Mc has fewer interceptions than Favre did in 2009!

  13. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    When a man is grinning like a fool when things are going bad he already has a person to blame.

  14. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Start Ponder NOW. Give Love and Fusco a shot at starting for the OLine. Watching garbage OLine play will not teach them anything. Get Brandon Burton and Mistral Raymond playing time. Burton is better than Ash and the safeties need to tackle.

  15. By VegasVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    How about this for a new name? The L.A. Ineptors?

  16. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    If Ponder would have even half way decent OLine play he would have done even better. He was running for his life yet was effective for the most part.

  17. By purplehaze on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    too true, there are of course a few bright spots position-wise, but collectivly and chemestry-wise there appears to be much dysfunction and upheavel for this team to even hit .500

  18. By SMH on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Looks like this team is worried about individual stats rather than playing as a team. Can’t blame them, there’s no true leader(s) on offense or defense. AP looks like he’s trying, but a one man effort isn’t good enough. All of the 53 players on this team have to buy into this program or we’re headed for a 1-15 record.

  19. By VA Vike Fan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    We looked over yet ANOTHER available player. Brandon Lloyd just went to the Rams. smh..I swear man, we don’t even TRY

  20. By VegasVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    I saw that VA, our office and coaches have no clue

  21. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    LT Matt Kalil USC or WR Michael Floyd NOTRE DAME in the first round. If they target Floyd they could trade back and get a extra 2nd round pick and another mid-round pick. LT Andrew Datko FSU 2nd round (shoulder injury) extra 2nd SS Mark Barron BAMA or DT Kendall Reyes UCONN. 3 round G Kevien Zietler Wisconson or G Cordy Glenn Georgia or FS Eddie Whitley VTech.

  22. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Any guess on who the grinning fool(s) I was talking about?

  23. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Lloyd is good but he’s also on the downward years of his career, we might as well get some younger guys rather than patchwork like we’ve been doing for the last how many decades

  24. By vikeforever on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    kudons to Jared for his sack suscess. It just seems so minute when you get slaughtered by a so-so team and you are getting runned against and you offense gets on the field only to get the defense back on without a suitable breather. All that gets diminished when you are 1-5. So Yeah for Jaren – Boo for the performance and coching staff included

  25. By VA Vike Fan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    That’s true too Twoodsnvikes. I was just thinking that if we got Brandon Lloyd then that would be one less area we would have to address in the draft next yr. We could focus more on the O-line and secondary and still be good at receiver for a yr or two. Would help us not to suffer as much in the upcoming rebuilding years

  26. By DuaneN on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Well guess this is what the season is now.

    Root for Allen to be sacks leader and Peterson to be rushing yards leader.

  27. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah if he could play at a high level for another 5 years it would probably be worth it but of course our office won’t get it done since Berrian is SUCH an elite player of course

  28. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Lloyd would have been nice and it would have allowed BHB to go away.

  29. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    I mean we also had a chance at the beginning to get who… Burress, Smith, Mason, and others I’m sure but they don’t believe its a concern, we’ll just get 10 or 12 more D line men and maybe a few more RBs instead

  30. By Frederick Jones on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    As good as Rudolph is, picking an offensive lineman would have been more appropriate. (Yes, many of us thought that loooonnng before the pick.)

    It’s nice having Gerhart, again an offensive lineman should have been picked.

    Hindsight…NO many of us felt that way years ago.

  31. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Not giving up on the team just want a discussion about something other than McNugget, BHB, and who getting what individual stats.

  32. By Frederick Jones on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Remember that 2011 draft…

    1st Pick: C. Ponder (He will be good, but an O Lineman would have been far more appropriate for the lowly Vikings.

    2nd Pick: K. Rudolph (good to great player, but few fans could BELIEVE THAT
    WE PASSED ON YET ANOTHER O LINEMAN

    and on it went until the 6th round. UNFREAKING BELIEVABLE WAS WHAT WE THOUGHT AT THE TIME! THE RESULT 1-5 RECORD !

    Now we are going to pick LUCK???

  33. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Who was the OLine men you would have taken over Rudolph and Gerhart? Rudolph will be the starting TE next year because Shank is in a contract year this year. I would have taken a OLine men over Gerhart but not sure who was avaliable.

  34. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Honestly I like the idea of us getting the number one pick, which is looking pretty possible, and finding a sucker of a team to give us their entire draft for Luck(as Mike Ditka did for Ricky Williams) and put some great talent around Ponder and AP, we have compensatory picks plus the 2 drafts, trade a bunch of the lower round picks for some more upper picks and get some great O line, shutdown corner and a big receiver, boom, super bowl team, am I hired?

  35. By Frederick Jones on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    TWOODSVIKES,

    That is something I typed up a long time ago.

    We kept selecting and buying defensive linemen and rbs. W H Y ? ? ?

    So next year we will draft a qb, rb, and a dl in the first four rounds???

    Fire the USELESS Front Office People who play golf everyday at 3 p.m. ! !

  36. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Well see if you can get in the front office before the 2012 draft Fred and get this done

  37. By VA Vike Fan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Phil Loadholt hasn’t panned out so good, Ive NEVER liked Anthony Hererra as our starting RG, never understood why we let Matt Birk walk for Jon Sullivan, Hutch is of course reliable, and Johnson?..give me a break! THIS is our O line and THIS is what we need to focus on next draft. I also feel like we need to change from that Tampa 2 defensive scheme. It’s just not effective enough in today’s NFL

  38. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah our defensive scheme sucks and is way too predictable any decent qb can make the reads and tear us apart, not to mention our lack of talent in the secondary

  39. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe trade Gerhart to the 49ers because Harbaugh would likely enjoy having his old workhorse. Who knows maybe they would part with a young OLinemen.

  40. By Frederick Jones on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    “Well we believe in drafting the best athlete available.”

    Why doncha pick Bruce Jenner then???

    This is a big country with thousands of college football players. Pick someone who can fill a need.

    Heck, hire Woodboat, Shawn, Titus, Nova, Mike B., Rocky, Vegas Vike, Parody or the DRS.
    One of these people would be SMART ENOUGH to pick someone who could actually FILL A NEED AT ol db wr.

  41. By garrett1212 on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    JA is a machine. Wonder if he can play oline also? Time to let Ponder get his reps. I’m still not going to blame McNabb soley for this debauchery. He didn’t have bad stats last night. I’m placing the majority of the blame on coaching. Our play calling is ridiculously predictable. Run 1st and 2nd down, long 3rd down conversion which leads to bad pass, pass short of 1st down, or dropped pass. I’m also not a fan of pulilng McNabb to have Joe Webb run the option. The option doesn’t work in the NFL. Why pull the QB after they make their first completion. Ever hear of getting into a rythm? Ponder looked good, but have to consider the score and Chicago’s D was softening up. Don’t think they ever rushed more than four. Season is done and need to look forward to next year.

  42. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Must get a FA OLinemen this offseason. For any FA to want to sign here the team must show improvement by years end. I doubt Shank will want to resign so the Rudolph pick was a great choice. He will be better than Shank and will be able to develop with Ponder to destroy Defences in the Red Zone.

  43. By Roninmn.. on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    WELL, WELL, WELL it appears the fans have been right all along about Berrian and McNabb. Don’t forget Mike W. The fans pay the bills and that includes your paycheck. Sometimes the obvious can’t be seen from the inside.

  44. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    The OLine needs to be retooled and get a different mentality. They need to punish any who come near Ponder not make Ponder run for his life.

  45. By VA Vike Fan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    @Roninmn That last sentence was well said. coaches, front office, and owners have relationships with players and personnel, however a fan’s opinion is unbiased. We just want what’s best for the TEAM by any means necessary.

  46. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    I think we all agree OLine is the main need for this team. Maybe forget about Floyd and draft LT Riley Rieff in the 1st and OT Andrew Datko in the 2nd. Then SS Mark Barron with extra 2nd. 3rd round WR Marvin McNutt (good size decent speed)

  47. By Justin F on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Any Fire Spielman chants yet?

  48. By Tfunk2 on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    FIRE SPIELMAN….FIRE FRAZIER!

    2 days to evaluate whether to make a change???

    We got squat to play for except for seeing who can stick around and help next year…news flash…mcscrub aint one of them

  49. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Trade Shank since he’ll leave next year anyway, see if any idiot will trade anything for BB, start all the young guys on defense, start love and fusco, see if musgrave can actually play call with a QB that can throw

  50. By Titus on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder vs Rodgers. Let’s see it NOW. The future is NOW. Don’t waste any more of the fans’ time.

  51. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    These Jared Allen articles are getting beyond redundant.

  52. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Unbelievable.

  53. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    YAY>>>GO JARED>>>EVERYTHING’S GREAT!!!!!……Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows,
    Everything that’s wonderful is what I feel when we’re together,
    Brighter than a lucky penny,
    When you’re near the rain cloud disappears, dear,
    And I feel so fine just to know that you are mine.

    My life is sunshine, lollipops and rainbows,
    That’s how this refrain goes, so come on, join in everybody!

    Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows,
    Everything that’s wonderful is sure to come your way
    When you’re in love to stay.

    Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows,
    Everything that’s wonderful is what I feel when we’re together,
    Brighter than a lucky penny,
    When you’re near the rain cloud disappears, dear,
    And I feel so fine just to know that you are mine.

    My life is sunshine, lollipops and rainbows,
    That’s how this refrain goes, so come on, join in everybody!

    Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows,
    Everything that’s wonderful is sure to come your way
    ‘Cause you’re in love, you’re in love,
    And love is here to stay!

  54. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    K guys here it is the 2012 draft. If we get the number one over all pick, we are going to be able to find a team that is willing to trade all or most of their draft to get Luck I can guarantee it.

    1st round: Jonathan martin (OT)

    2nd Round: Michael Floyd (WR)
    Kelechi Osemele (OG)

    3rd Round: David Decastro (OG)
    Tony Dye (SS)
    Trade 4th,
    5th 6th for
    additional 3rd: Micah Hyde (CB)

    4th Round: Coby Fleener (TE)

    Those first 4 rounds gives us a lot of talent. You can argue each individual player all you want but this is just a little snapshot of how it COULD GO. Decastro and Martin are giving Stanford huge running holes right now and would already have some chemistry together and are both talented. Flloyd is a good receiver and will help our ailing core. Hyde will compete with burton and sherels for the number 2 corner back spot, I have faith that Raymond will be starting FS and Dye will compete for starting SS. Coby Fleener will give us tall TE bookends and big red zone targets. AP has gaping holes to run through.

  55. By VegasVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    This just in… Jared Allen had a lollipop stuck to the bottom of his left shoe last night thus reducing his sack production

  56. By Roninmn.. on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    @VA Vike Fan, that’s exactly where I was going with my comment. As fans our opinions are unbiased as should be the web site moderator. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

  57. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    And Wobschall is promising us EVEN MORE in-depth, groundbreaking, investigative, cutting-edge reporting on Allen’s quest for 100 sacks in the next day or so !!!! BE STILL MY HEART !!!!!! HOW WILL I SLEEP???????

  58. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    DeCastro has a late 1st – early 2nd round grade so doubt he will be in the 3rd. Like Floyd probably the best receiver in the draft but even with the DUIs he will go 1st round.

  59. By husker4vikes on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Jared Allen seems to be the only player with a desire to get a W. He went out, third quarter busted his ass to get a fumble recovery and the offense couldn’t appreciate it. I wonder if he would actually take the trade offer to leave MN to go to the Patriots where they actually win games. Vikes could get a first round draft pick and blow it too. COME ON VIKES DONT LET ONE PLAYER DO ALL THE WORK!

  60. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    ” In what has become a dim season”…….If my headlights were this dim, I would hit the first available tree when leaving my house.

  61. By Tfunk2 on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    frazier said not sure about the move b/c there are still things to play for but declined to elaborate….

    the vikes are still trying to make up for letting tomlin get away…i think its time to move on from frazier already…this team can’t compete and it starts at the top.

  62. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    TWOODSVIKES: Like your draft idea but those were my thoughts on it. Would be awesome if that happened but I don’t think enough people would fall for it to happen.

  63. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    You’re right my bad, I would say then scratch Decastro and go for Mike Adams (OT) in his place, we’ll see about floyd if he slips or not, if he doesn’t then see if Toon or Broyles is available

  64. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    By Titus on Oct 16, 2011 | Reply

    Next week, we will hand the Packmen their first loss

    Can I quote you on this after next week’s game?

  65. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Or the basic formula I guess I’m getting at, but it is nice to name names:

    1st round: Best (OT) Available
    2nd Round: Best (WR) Available
    Best (OG) Available
    3rd Round: Best (OT) Available
    Best (DB)
    Trade 4th,
    5th 6th for
    additional 3rd: Best (DB)
    4th Round: Best (TE) Available

  66. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply
    These Jared Allen articles are getting beyond redundant

    When you have nothing else to boast about.

  67. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    The only other good news for the Vikings is AP. Ponder could be one more good new but the coaches seems reluctant to let this team overcome the dead weights they went with at the beginning of this season.

  68. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    DRS….When you have nothing else to boast about, why not try reporting on a relevant issue, we certainly have no shortage of those…..McGagg, Ponder, our not-so-special teams, our lack of secondary etc……..

  69. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    How about the fact that Berrian is actually NOW AVERAGING OVER 1 CATCH PER GAME !!!!!!!

  70. By ozzinator on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Or what about Longwells super kick……………oh wait….

  71. By VegasVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    @DRS – Titus is all jacked up on Mtn Dew, he also said Moss would be playing last night. Maybe Moss was playing last night but he got so far down the field so fast McN couldn’t keep a bead on him…

  72. By VegasVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    @ Nova – McGagg!!! You should be a stand up comedian!!

  73. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    OZ….LOL !

  74. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    The coaches and the front office seem to have a losing agenda for this season so that they can get better players for next year. There may be a strategy for some type of move for a new O-line, when all hope is gone and when teams feel the Vikings are not a potential rival, I feel they may do this to make rival teams feel OK with giving up a good linemen to cut back on their salary caps. At what point that would be I do not know. The front office must see that this season is going nowhere and that the only hope is to get new blood at the QB position, by keeping Mc-Loser in proves to me that they want a losing season for some reason.

  75. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    NovaScotiaVike, 100% with you, I do not know if Mike W. has the head offices permission to do so. LOL.

  76. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Rumor has it that McGagg’s mother left last night to go try and find another son.

  77. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    10 games left, 1-5 record, no new stadium at this time, are we having fun yet?

  78. By VegasVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    @DRS-why would any resident of MN give up their hard earned money to build a stadium for a 1-15 team??? It will be so easy for the Wiff’s to sell the team to some wealthy west coast investors and make a few cool million. Plus they won’t look like bad guys cuz “hey the MN public wouldn’t support us!” CONSPIRACY, watch it all unfold.

  79. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Can anyone say, Santa Fe New Mexico?

  80. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    VegasVike, LA has better choices then the Vikings but New Mexico would welcome the team with open arms, we would open our pocketbooks for the new stadium because it would cost less here to build an open air stadium, the weather is better.

  81. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    ………..BREAKING NEWS……..BREAKING NEWS…………CHICAGO (AP)……..After the fallout of last night’s 39-10 humiliation at the hands of the Bears, Mrs. MCGagg was seen leaving Chicago’s leading adoption agency. When questioned by reporters, she responded…..”I’m trying to adopt that nice Ponder boy, he and I could make wonderful soup commercials together”.

  82. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Would it be that much of a change from MN to NM? Just think about the great nights in the open air and not freezing off you @ss in late fall.

  83. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Take a look. A good place for the new Vikings home do you not think?

    http://www.bing.com/places/search?q=Santa+Fe%2c+New+Mexico&upgid=29656&qpvt=Santa+fe+nm&FORM=ATRCCN

    Titus may be you could bike ride here.

  84. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    http://www.santafenm.gov/

  85. By Tfunk2 on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    do they know what football is there in NM…i thought they only played soccer…

  86. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    New Mexico Vikings, maybe,

    Hope MN jets the job done but there are others waiting.

    Go Vikings get your act together now.

  87. By Justin F on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Just think, if we lose the Vikings we will never get another NFL team here. Unless we act like the Cleveland Browns and protest, we will convert to a Packer state.

  88. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Tfunk2, sure we do, there is Denver, Dallas, and AZ, plus the two Universities. Tularosa NM is a town of 2,000 or less in population and has been state champs in their class for two years in a row. Proving being small does not mean you cannot win the big games.

  89. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Justin F, G-o-d forbid.

  90. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Now is the time for all good men to stand up and be found worthy of one’s abilities, Go Ponder and sit Mc-Loser.

  91. By Tfunk2 on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Well get your own team then…leave the vikes in mn…you can take mcnugget

  92. By Jeffbleedspurple on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    @VegasVike: Because it’s our football team that’s why, I am with the Ramsey County people about the stadium issue though, I live in Stearns County, SO! Tax me also, so what would it cost me? a few less packs of smokes a year, a 12 pack of beer less a year? BIG DEAL! I can’t put a price on the memories this team has giving me and the past 50 years has not been as bad as people like to make it out to be.

  93. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    http://www.railyardsantafe.com/

  94. By Dennis on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Camarillo has sure hands and can keep the chains moving, which equals more snaps which means more carries for A.P. and less Offensive plays for apposing teams. All that is needed is a Quarterback that can complete a 5 yard pass. There is the Vikings dilemma!
    Doesn’t Donavan have some fine looking suits? He is a well dressed lousy Quarterback, isn’t he?

  95. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Jeffbleedspurple………that’s what I can’t understand either. I know i live a long way away from the Minnesota political scene, but a few dollars more yearly in taxes seems like an awfully small price to pay for such a valuable commodity.

  96. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Tfunk2 the Vikings will be if your state can not get the deal done. Something is yours only if you can keep it. How many years has the Vikings been talking to the MN legislators to get this new stadium? If you cannot keep the team, it is not the fault of the state that gets them, it is your states!

    I hope and p-r-a-y that they will stay in MN but if your states fails to keep them then I would rather see them in Santa Fe New Mexico then in LA.

  97. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Dennis……A definite GQ All-Pro.

  98. By Justin F on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    DRS, you better believe it. There are already Packer fans in MN, and if the Vikings leave, all the merchandise will convert to Packer football. You don’t want that now, do ya?

  99. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    NovaScotiaVike, 100% with you.

  100. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Justin F, it does not bother me I am in New Mexico, I would follow the Vikings in any state. I left MN for better clement and less oppression by the government.

  101. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Freedom and liberties down here are better than the Soviet state of MN.

    Once more I hope and p-r-a-y the Vikings will stay in MN but it is up to MN if they stay. Good luck.

  102. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    later one and all.

  103. By DRS on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    http://www.santafenm.gov/index.aspx?NID=1926

  104. By Justin F on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    http://www.packers.com/media-center/videos/McCarthy-7-Days-from-being-7-0/9f72eda7-189d-4865-8d67-79b5400f53e4

    McCarthy is salvating at the possibility of 7-0. Frazier, you better bunker down the team because it’s going to be a nuclear war on Sunday.

  105. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    good for jared. but here is the reality:
    We are 1-5………
    Adrian Peterson is in his prime as a running back and we cannot open holes for him……….in 3 years Adrian will begin to decline..what have we planned for the future?
    Fr4ed is right in pointng out our lack of vision for draft picks…we havent drafterd an Olinemena in 1st round since 2002
    Instead we draft Gerhart(RB?) and Rudolph(TE) why????
    Gerhart will never be AP………..and Rudolph,well we need protection to get ANY kind of passing game.
    Our D? WHAT A JOKE! the Gophers could pass on us at will……….

  106. By Jeffbleedspurple on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    I really don’t understand it Nova! to me, you don’t buy loyalty just as you don’t buy friends either, spend a lot of money on me and I will be your friend, no difference, give us a Super Bowl and i’ll be your fan, it dosen’t work that way! either you’re in or you’re out, there are NO terms, there are NO agreements or prior arrangements for my loyalty to this team and if I have to pay more taxes to keep them here, then so be it.

  107. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    BTW.Titus’s overly optimistic predictions are getting as bad as Wobschall’s ever insistent lack of critical analysis…..

  108. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    This team has shown itself to be an emabarrassment! Now it needs to show us it is not. It is going to take some consistently good play to win the fans back……..

  109. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Jeffbleedspurple…….well said !! I have spent tens of thousands of dollars on this team, travelling to various cities. Airfare, hotels, entertainment and Viking merchandise have set me back mega$$$$. I don’t care, I would gladly pay a few more bucks in taxes just to insure the team stays put.

  110. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    yes, let’s praise Jared for getting his all-important sack!
    YAY!………
    Where the h3ll was the rest of the team????

  111. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    tell that to hyppocritester and wizzinator………..

  112. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    JUST SAY NO TO TAXES!

  113. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Nova-Tell that to the Teabag loonies in MN

  114. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    FYI to those who think Jerry Jones funded his new stadium entirely:

    Originally estimated to cost $650 million, the stadium’s current construction cost was $1.15 billion,[14] making it one of the most expensive sports venues ever built. To aid Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones in paying the construction costs of the new stadium, Arlington voters approved the increase of the city’s sales tax by 0.5 percent, the hotel occupancy tax by 2 percent, and car rental tax by 5 percent. The City of Arlington provided over $325 million (including interest) in bonds as funding,[14][15] and Jones covered any cost overruns. Also, the NFL provided the Cowboys with an additional $150 million loan, as per their policy for facilitating financing for the construction of new stadiums.[16]

    From Wikipedia

  115. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    GET IT DONE MN!!!!!!DON”T BE PENNY SMART AND POUND FOOLISH!

  116. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Rock, I think I just did !

  117. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Nova-
    You are assuming that the repugnant cants are reasonable in that everyone should be willing to spend some extra $ to keep this team…..but you must understand that the Tea party is not reasonable(see M. Bachman)

  118. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t know much about your local voters, Rock, but stupidity is an easily recognizable international trait.

  119. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Nova-
    every time I think this team cannot get any worse, it does…….I just do not understand how we can be so bad………that being said, I still believe in our future ………but we need to get this stadium deal done…….
    some of the idiotic responses to spending tax money on a stadium are :
    “Let the rich owners pay for it” well even Jerry Jones’s palace was funded $150 mil NFL, $350 Mil in tax increases……but the teaabag loonies have only one mantra……NO NEW TAXES!

  120. By Daniel on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Jared Allen is great player, thats normal for him. Ponder on the field & Mcnabb on the bench starting this sunday.

  121. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    STAKE THEM !!!!!!!!!

  122. By Canadian Vikes Fan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    I keep thinking we need to pick up another 1st round pick through trade but then I realize that we have no one that other teams would want besides players were obviously not gonna trade like AP, Jared, etc. I also keep flip flopping on who to start next week. Obviously i want Ponder to start because I like him way better, however Green Bay is obviously really good and I don’t wanna see him get too rattled or anything. Let Donovan get eaten by Clay Matthews and company since he’s expendable.

    That being said, if Ponder goes head to head with a great QB like Rodgers maybe he could learn a thing or two watching the way he operates the offence. I mean, he’s gonna be going head to head with him for years to come, so why not put him in there now and show him what his futures holds.

  123. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Nova-Our country elected the following:
    1. a president who starred in B hollywood movies with Bonzo the chimp
    2. had 2 elections fixed for a president who:
    made history as the 1st US president to go to war pre-emptively
    Made the4 mistake of going to war yet never finding WPMD in IRAQ
    was derelicct in his duties to proitect and respond to US disaster of Katrina
    violated geneva conventions as per torture and wiretapping of the citizens
    supported torture of illegally held prisoners of war
    and perhaps worst of all, he and his cronies made millions off of this war, while our soldiers had to beg the officials for proper protective armor……

  124. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Rock, this is from “Shrinkage is Good”, an online site that points out ridiculous government taxapyer-funded projects. If the people stopped supporting this insanity, supporting the Hometown football team wouldn’t hurt anyone’s pocketbook………Arguably the most inefficient and wasteful of all government initiatives is Medicare. Despite strong support from citizens across the spectrum of political opinion, the program has come under fire for several dam ning instances of waste and fraud. Perhaps the most outrageous surfaced in a 2008 MSNBC report, alleging “billions in questionable claims” including, amazingly, special diabetic shoes for amputees! Other claims included wheelchairs for sprained wrist victims and walkers for known paraplegics. Lest these be seen as merely anamolous incident, MSNBC goes on to explain that such waste (totalling over a billion dollars) was likely the result of Medicare paying out claims with “invalid diagnosis codes” such as “?”, “zzzzz.” One source was quoted as saying that “even smiley-face icons could have been accepted.” ……(This is just one of hundreds of examples…….protest these, not the Viking’s stadium).

  125. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, if you read that, get your Smiley-Face icon out and get ready to get rich !!!!!

  126. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    We have free medical care here in Canada, but I don’t think I would qualify with a diagnosis claim coded with a smiley face.

  127. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Nova- you are preaching to the choir…….but my country has spent over 6 TRILLION on these wars that have been marignally effective……….yes we FINALLY located Osama bin laden…..after how many years? when he was in some middle easter city suburb all along!
    Yes we ferreted out Saddam Hussein…..
    AT WHAT COST????

  128. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    and lets not forget George W bailing out Wall street, while hudreds of thousands of US citizens have lost their homes to foreclosures(largely because of greedy hedge fund monet grabbers)

  129. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    We have health care jackecd up in costs becuase we believe that corporations should regulates the cosots of health care, not bad govt!…..kinda like having the fox watch the hen house…..

  130. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    like BP regulating its drilling practices..like coal mining companies regulating their impact on the environment, like drivers on the interstate regulating speed limits

  131. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Rock, maybe, just maybe, if one person reads what I posted and reconsiders their stance on supporting the Vikings then I would feel that I had helped somewhat in keeping the team where it belongs. Being this far away I feel helpless.

  132. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Nova-But you do not have to go into bankruptcy just to afford basic health care

  133. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    basic(notr anything fancy) health care costs for US citizens: $5000/year out of pocket

  134. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    that is just for single coverage………family? triple that cost…….

  135. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    H3ll with it, I’ll come to Minnesota and lobby ! I figure it will cost me about $ 36,674,877. You guys can make the check out to “Nova Scotia Vike”, Halifax, N.S.

  136. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    but every repugnantcant rich or poor votes to keep the stupid system in place……..

  137. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Don’t forget the ” Smiley Face ” on your check !!!!!!

  138. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    anthow.back to this pathetic excuse for a PROFESSIONAL team…….what an inferior product!

  139. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    don’t forget the smiley face stickers on your helmets boys!!!

  140. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Nova-
    You are welcome anytime!

  141. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    am outta here fer now.see ya later Nova!

  142. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Rock, I’ll bring some good Canadian beer if you provide some good Kentucky bourbon !!

  143. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    can do .buddy………good ole 100 proof vintage Kentucky bourbon!

  144. By Rocksalt on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    it’ll clean your pipes!

  145. By Mike B. on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    I have been reading that on Wednesday they will be annoucing the starting QB for the rest of the season. I have to agree with others it’s time to bench McNabb down and let him decide if he wants to mentor or go elsewhere. Coach Frazier may still hold some hope for 2011, but the writing on the wall is time to look to 2012. I am hoping he doesn’t start McNabb against the Packers only to lose again. It’s Ponder’s time win or lose everyone gets to keep face and look toward next year. Take care all

  146. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Take care, Rock.

  147. By ozzinator on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Saltlicker, why don’t you just shut your commie hole. It’s split down the middle, democrooks and republicans who are opposed to the stadium.

  148. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Mike B, I agree, take care.

  149. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    All i know, regardless of political affiliation, everybody loses if this team moves.

  150. By ozzinator on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    true that Nova

  151. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe I should come and lend my support, nobody could accuse me of having any political ties ! Keep those checks coming !

  152. By Mike B. on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    You look at our schedule for the rest of this year and it’s tough if you only 1 loss away from not making the playoffs. Normally 10-6 you can get a wild card 9-7 is very iffy. This means we are 1 or 2 losses from definatley being out for the season mathematicaly. Our players will try hard so that we aren’t on the bottom of the NFC North, but I wouldn’t bet on it. We would be lucky to be 8-8 at the end of the season. I am still hopeful that we can get to that point. I think 8 -8 would be quite a turn around from how the team has performed up to this point. What are your thoughts?

  153. By ozzinator on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Nova, what do you think Wobby’s next blog will be about???

  154. By Mike B. on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    MN time to call your friends and tell em how important a new stadium is to keep the Vikings in MN. It’s a win win for all.

  155. By Mike B. on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    @ozzinator Wobby is a big fan I am sure he will keep it positive and look at the good things done during the game. You could really tell during the chat he was not happy about how the game was going. He was there with all the fans and wanting a different result.

  156. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Oz, he has already stated that in the next day or so he will “re-visit” , (meaning beat to death), the Jared Allen quest for 100 (lest we forget). After that, I’m guessing a sale on bananas or something.

  157. By ozzinator on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Bananas, Bwaa ha ha.
    Aldo Nova knocks it out of the park again!

  158. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    I’ll be waiting impatiently for YOUR check, Oz !!!! LOLOLOL !!!1

  159. By ozzinator on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Sure, I’ll bounce it all the way to Canada.

  160. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    DON’T FORGET THE STAMP !!!!!

  161. By Mike B. on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    MN Govenor annouced he’s going to call special session on the stadium by NOvember

  162. By Mike B. on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Barrroohhhh

  163. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    I want to see the Dolphins win tonight, just to help our draft status and to see Rex Ryan’s face.

  164. By Titus on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Last night was the worst coaching I have seen in a Vikings game in about 10 years.

  165. By Bill on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Sacks are over rated. Wins are what matters.

  166. By sean on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    DRAFT RYAN BROYLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  167. By Mike B. on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus How so? I did see lack of motivation and no carry over from the win.

  168. By PAUL M. on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    ALL OUR GAMES JUST GO TO SHOW THAT BEFORE THE DRAFT & DURING THE OFF-SEASON, ALL OF THE AREAS THAT WE THE FANS WANTED UPGRADED — SUCH AS THE O-LINE, CB’s, ETC. — STILL NEED UPGRADING, WITH ONE CRITICALLY IMPORTANT NOTE — WE LOST ANOTHER SEASON!!!!

    OK, WHAT I WRITE NOW IS WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT FRAZIER & PAGAC ARE GOOD & DECENT MEN:

    THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT RIGHT FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE JOBS. MY GOD, ALL THOSE SEASONS LOST! MIKE TICE, JERRY BURNS, BRAD CHILDRESS, DENNIS GREEN — CAN WE FINALLY STOP WITH THE EXPERIMENTS!

  169. By Super Freak on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    There is one thing that keeps me up at night, AP may never play in another NFC Championship game. Could be a top 5 player (of all time) to play for a franchise that refuses to put lineman in front of him. I have never been so depressed as I am right now…brutal.

  170. By Titus on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Mike, a lot of our losses are attributable to a lack of a passing game and poor third down conversions. Last night McNabb looked by far his best this season– and coaches start rotating him with Webb when McNabb is heating up– let him get a rhythm going. Time to do that was in the second game, second half– Tampa. Why are you messing with his mind when he is playing well? I could go on and on– seems like the Vikes had no game plan (predictable), no heart, no desire.

  171. By Titus on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Why play a run at the end of the first half with Booker? Why mess up on the fourth down play– on and on. Mike B, I could go on and on.

  172. By Titus on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    I wonder if AP knew what he knows now, would he have signed that long contract?

  173. By Mike B. on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus I am also having a concern about the OC and DC on this team. Musgrave doesn’t seem to have a clue what he’s doing. Pagac is not showing me anything taking over the Def.

  174. By PAUL M. on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    — I FORGOT ABOUT WR’s IN THE ABOVE LIST —

    AT LEAST WITH A BILL COWHER, JEFF FISHER, OR SOME OTHER PROVEN HEAD COACH, WE COULD SAY, “AT LEAST THEY’RE TRYING SOMETHING DIFFERENT”.

    HECK, DESPERATE OWNERS HAVE PROVEN TO BE RAVENOUS ABOUT ACQUIRING GREAT HEAD COACHES!

    JERRY JONES FLEW HIS PRIVATE JET TO NJ, HAD PARCELLS PICKED UP IN A LIMO TO TAKE HIM TO THE AIRPORT TO “MAKE HIM AN OFFER HE COULDN’T REFUSE.” ROBERT KRAFT PRACTICALLY STOLE BILL BELICHIK AWAY FROM THE JETS.

    THAT’S EXACTLY HOW CRITICAL A GREAT HEAD COACH IS TO A FRANCHISE.

  175. By Titus on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    I believe Frazier is competent– he is just inexperienced. Problem is we may have growing pains for two or three years.

  176. By Jim on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Well, I’ve bleed purple for fifty some years now … been through viking up and downs … moved to Oregon … got me direct TV to watch the purple and all i have to say is …. GO !!!! DUCKS !!!!

  177. By Titus on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    The dream scenario would have been having Brian Billick come back as head coach.

  178. By Woodboat on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Experiments? Is hiring someone for a job an experiment? Huh…

    How about the draft Peterson when he wasn’t assured of coming back from his broken collar bone experiment?

    What about the trade a 1st and a 3rd for a pro-bowl DE after he had a drunk driving arrest experiment?

    How about hiring a guy that only catches touchdowns experiment?

    How about the draft a stoner and make him our most exciting WR experiment?

    What about the drafting of the mouthy kid from Marshall experiment that noone else seemed to want experiment?

    How about we stop using the word “experiment”?

  179. By Mike B. on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    I think with all the money on the stadium on the line the Wilfs better pay attention to what’s going on on the field. Maybe give Coach Frazier a nudge on direction.

  180. By PAUL M. on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    @WOODBOAT

    I’M REFERRING TO EXPERIMENTS ABOUT PEOPLE WHO NEVER PROVED THEY COULD DO SOMETHING IN THE FIRST PLACE!

    WE ALL KNEW & IT WAS PROVEN THAT MOSS WAS A FREAK OF NATURE! WE ALL KNEW MOSS COULD BEAT ANYONE & CATCH THE BALL!

    WE ALL KNEW & IT WAS PROVEN THAT ADRIAN WAS A GREAT HB!

    WE ALL KNEW & IT WAS PROVEN THAT JARROD WAS A BEAST!

    ALL BEFORE WE TOOK THE RISK!

    JUST LIKE ST. LOUIS TOOK A RISK ON TONY LA RUSA, KNOWING THAT HE WAS A GREAT MANAGER W/ A DRINKING PROBLEM. DITTO BILLY MARTIN, ETC, ETC, ETC.

  181. By Woodboat on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus… the more I read, the more I think you and I believe quite differently :)

    Brian Billick is your dream coach? LOL

    I don’t believe that Coach Frazier is competent. The defense has been terrible at defending the pass since he was hired after Tomlin left. Pagac is his stooge that is carrying on what Frazier started. We all hoped the defensive play calling would improve after Frazier got moved to head coach, and they actually started calling CB blitz and such after he turned in his DC hat.

    Frazier couldn’t make adjustments as a DC, why should we be surprised he can’t do it as the head coach?

  182. By Joe F on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    The Raiders need a QB. Send McNabb along with Bernard Blockhands. Bring up Manny Arceneaux, and Mistral Raymond. Sit Cedric Griffen(no confidence after getting burned over and over), and Tyrell Johnson(completely terrible) and Start Marcus Sherles. While were at it bring up Love and Fusco for the offensive line. We might as well see what these young guys can do. It couldn’t get much worse, could it?

  183. By Woodboat on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    PAUL M.

    YOUR CAPS LOCK IS STUCK ON, MY BROTHER!!! :)

    We did NOT know if Peterson was going to be 100% when he was drafted… that’s why he slipped to #7.

    We knew that Allen was a beast, but he had maturity issues that quite possibly could have led to suspensions…. they took a chance and it paid off.

    Chris Carter was a bit of a locker room ca ncer in Philly… but we picked him up anyway.

    Moss was a fre ak of nature, but again, most GMs felt that he wasn’t worth the risk (at least not early in the draft) because of his antics.

    One of the biggest “experiments” the team has had was one that people complained about the most when it went south was the Brett Favre Experiment. We don’t make it anywhere near the NFC Championship game without Brett Favre.

    My point is, you are going to have one cra ppy team if the only guys you hire are proven winners… because you are only going to have about 10 guys on your team because that’s all that will fit below the salary cap.

  184. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    If we gave them McGagg and Berrian, maybe they would give us a pirate patch.

  185. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    But I would hold out for a patch AND a parrot !!!

  186. By PAUL M. on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    @ JOE

    I HALF AGREE, CEDRIC GRIFFIN HAS SEEN HIS BETTER DAYS AS A CB.

    WHILE INJURIES, ETC, HAVE SLOWED HIM DOWN A BIT, CEDRIC IS TOO GOOD TO BENCH. I THINK GRIFFIN WOULD BE A GREAT SAFETY WHO COULD UPGRADE THAT POSITION FOR US.

    MEANWHILE, AS I’VE SAID ALL ALONG, THE KID – CHRIS COOK – WILL BE A VERY GOOD CORNER – BARRING INJURY.

  187. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Even a dead one.

  188. By Titus on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Read what I wrote Woody in its entirety before making judgments. What did I say about last nights game in reference to the last decade of Vikings coaching? I said also Frazier is inexperienced.

  189. By Woodboat on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Good points, Joe.

    Personally, I’d enjoy the remainder of the season much more if we treated it like a REALLY long preseason for the 2012-13 season. Lets trot out the kids and see what they can do. The trade deadline is looming, but they can still pick up free agents for a while. Lets get creative and try out some young guys. If you have to can a bit of the dead weight, go for it. Don’t worry about trying to trade guys with little to no trade value… just do like we did with McKinney and fire them. We aren’t going to lose more than 15 games this year no matter what we do, and we aren’t going to make the playoffs either.

    Let’s see the youngsters play and start raiding the practice squads. Heck, go comb the backwoods of China looking for Yao Mings behemoth kid brother! Whatever… just don’t put the pathetic product that we’ve been seeing back on the field….

  190. By Woodboat on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus….

    Yeah, it’s cool, bro. I’m not basing my opinions on one post. You are one of the better bloggers on here, for sure. You really give some thought to what you post… not merely an outpouring of emotion like most. I think you are just too much of an optimist for my tastes!!! :)

    Of course, all the bi-polar fans that post on here are the folks I REALLY disagree with. You know, the ones that were CERTAIN we were going to the playoffs before the season started and then started calling for firings after week 1. The guys that think bring MOSS back (sorry Shawn) would have fixed all our problems. The guys that thought having Griffen back was going to help our DBs (when was that guy ever good? EVER?)

    You are delusional :), but at least you are consistant! And consistantly a good read, I might add.

  191. By PAUL M. on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    @ WOODBOAT

    OK, I’ll try it this way.

    All I’m saying is that I would rather take a risk on someone who I know excels at what they do, than to experiment on someone who never proved that they could do something in the first place.

    I would never experiment with an entire season, or, god forbid, decade!

  192. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, you are indeed fortunate. To be called consistently delusional is one accolade that I have strived to attain my entire life, only to be met with bitter disappointment, time after time.

  193. By Woodboat on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    @ Paul M.
    Speaking of head proven head coaches, I really was hoping the Vikes would get Cowher instead of hiring Frazier. I think Cowher would be outstanding on the Vikes sideline. That being said…

    How about TBs coach Morris? Harbaugh (sp?) in SF? Tomlin in Pittsburgh (wish Zygi had made HIM head coach rather than Chilly, huh?). None of these guys had proven a thing before they got their shot… everyone has to start somewhere.

    When you boil it down, the guys we need to point the finger at is the ownership. McCombs hired Tice because he’d work cheap. Wilf hired Childress because he had an office in the same building as Andy Reid. Frazier got the job because he showed up for work on the right day.

    If they would look at the fresh, young minds out there rather than trying to get a piece of some other coaches “tree”, we might get a coach like the NINERS have that gets all JACKED UP when his team wins a game and can coach his @$$ off rather than sigh and say” Well… we’ll just have to look at the film… and figure out how to do better…”.

    Try this… read Fraziers quotes and in your mind, substitute Les’ voice with Eeyores for Winnie the Pooh. Its the same guy… why do you never see both of them in the press area at the same time, huh? :)

  194. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    GOOD ONE WOODBOAT !!!!

  195. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    ” Lots of football left “………..

  196. By Woodboat on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    @Paul M (again)

    We were typing at the same time, so I didn’t get to see your last post in time.

    Yeah, I understand what you are getting at. Like I said, I was hoping for Cowher. I think, however, that if you limit yourself to proven players and coaches, you are never going to get ahead. Sure, they have to have SOME track record… if not, we’d have Titus for a head coach ;).

  197. By GM on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Just heard Jaws or Gruden mention the Dolphins’ O-line.

    4 out of the 5 starters are 1st rounders.

    ROT #71 Colombo was 29th overall pick
    ROG #72 Carey was 19th overall pick
    C #51 Pouncy was 15th overall pick (he is backed up by former Viking Ryan Cook now, a 2nd rounder)
    LOG #68 Incognito was a 3rd rounder
    LOT #77 Jake Long was 1st overall pick

    I wonder how they are doing….

  198. By CanadianVF on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Very disappointed with the effort last night, first time we have not competed. Are the coaches losing the locker room and the players tuning them out?

  199. By CanadianVF on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Woodboat, I totally agree with you. When Childress left we should have made a clean break from that coaching tree, but we did not and just extended the problem by promoting Frazier. Childress idea of pounding the ball with the run, I believe he referred to as instilling your will on your opponent. This is supposed to happen especially in the fourth quarter hence maybe why they drafted Gerhart also. But what I saw last night was a team we were playing who was totally prepared for us even though they were coming off a Monday night game against a team who was not prepared for anything.

  200. By vlad19 on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    This small article, while making me happy for Allen, is exactly what I predicted would happen — we are going to be seeing and reading more “marketing-minded” stuff going forward. When bad teams go real bad, you end up getting “feel-good” pieces and “slice of life” pieces. You get trivia questions and “focus on the man at home” kind of stuff….. it has begun.

    No shot at Wobs, he has to write something… and Vikes give him little but ugly to write about, so more power to him. BUT, is this really our team after two years removed from one-play away from Super Bowl appearance… a game we clearly outplayed NO…. And here we are, celebrating an 8 game sack streak because our team is so bad.

    Like Twins when they ran that imbecilic nonsense about Ben Revere’s best catch poll…… UGH. 6 games in and our destiny is known by marketing dept. Next we are going to be seeing Bud Grant Bobble-head dolls, wearing a smile!

  201. By Puckertrucker on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    To Jared Allen:
    This BUDS for you Jarred getting 9.5 Sacks is a tremendous effort and a great stat for you I know that we have only played six games and even though We are on the losing end of the stick you My Friend have a lot to be proud of. I would love to see you end the season with twenty or more sacks I know you can do it. Party on DUDE!!!!!!!! go Vikes.

    AND THIS Bloody shame is for you Mr. Frazier:

    I just found out that you and McNabb go back to when you were both with the Eagles Mr.Frazier, and maybe thats why you traded our year away by trading for McNabb but I fail to understand what you owe McNabb and why you keep letting him play after he has shown his inability to guide this team at the level that it needs to be. Sunday night’s game against the Bears was a pure disgrace and McNabb should have been benched in the 1st Quarter. But now you are considering letting him play against the Cheese head Packers, Mr.Frazier win lose or Draw why go back five steps instead of going three forward by even thinking of letting McNabb on the field Sunday against Greenbay our season is most likely shot in the butt by now, so either let Mr. Ponder or Mr. Webb Play and at least we may not be the laughing stock of the NFC North by not giving our team the best chance to hold their heads up gainst the Packers. I believe the team will rally around either young QB’s instead of having to groan and say not aqain with McNabb. The Team would never lose their Class and tell you they want either Ponder or Webb instead of McNabb they will do as you say but you owe your Team and fans A heck of lot more than you owe McNabb. You Benched him Sunday so let this be a no Brainer and leave him on the Bench, Besides the Fans are the ones who ultimitly support the team anyway not McNabb. Leave him on the BENCH

  202. By DRC555 on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    They say nice guys finish last and right now were in last place. Coincidence I think not…

  203. By HankManVikingsFan on Oct 17, 2011 | Reply

    Typical Vikings, they build a great team, get one step away from winning it all, miss the window of opportunity, and then hang onto the team, putting patch after patch on it, never starting over, never rebuilding, and never building a winning organization. This team now has no franchise QB, no OL, no secondary, no coach, no front office, no stadium, and essentially no hope. It ripped my insides out watching Tony Dungy and Mike Tomlin winning Super Bowls, knowing the Vikes could have built dynasties with either one of those coaches. This is the earliest football season has ended for me since the Les Steckel era. So depressed!

  204. By rye on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    To all the people bashing Ponder. Did you watch his first two drives? Don’t be so negative until we see him play 5-6 games. Personally, I think he is going to be a great qb in the future.

    All the Ponder naysayers will eat their words.

  205. By DRS on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    Rocksalt, U are a fool, take your meds.

  206. By Cam on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    It’s a shame that people like Allen put in so much effort, but can’t get the wins they deserve because of a lack of effort of so many other player. Our safeties are absolutely horrible, and our nose tackle, Remi Ayodele, has done absolutely nothing. Everyone needs to step it up–I fell bad for the players who are actually putting effort in.

  207. By Troy on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    I dont understnd Frazier, evern if he thinks McScabb is his guy its clear were not going anywhere and McScabb isnt our future. So any intelligent coach can see its time to move on to the future and see and give Pnder the reps.

    One last thing, McScabb did ok the other night but look at his 3rd down percentage. Its the worse in the league and last time I checked its the 3rd downs that really matter. McScabb cant do 3rd downs cause he cant handle the pressure.

    Its Popnder TIme!

  208. By Cam on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    Also, kudos to Chris Cook for stepping it up this year–HUGE improvement from last year.

  209. By ozzinator on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    @ Nova- “lots of football left” Bwwaaa ha ha haha ha.
    You’re nuts man.
    Keep up the good work!

  210. By TGP on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    It’s time for Frazier to get a little creative on both sides of the ball. First & foremost it’s Ponder time,don’t wait till the bye week, it’s better to start him at home against GB then to give him his first start at either Carolina or GB after the bye. Start rotating in both Fuscoe and Love on the OL. Put Webb in as a receiver which is why we drafted him in the first place, at least for the remainder of this season. On defense move Griffin to FS, give Sherels sometime at CB ( nickel ) with Winfield & Cook as our starting backs, rotate Mistrial in so as we’ll have a better idea of what we’re going to need moving forward. Start saving cap space by releasing McNabb,Berian,Johnson,Sullivan & Shiancoe.

  211. By OLD SCHOOL on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    BREAKING NEWS…………..NFL.COM….PONDER TO START ON SUNDAY!

    NOW IF WE CAN GET A REAL COACH WE MAY BE ON OUR WA FOR NEXT SEASON!

  212. By Frederick Jones on Oct 18, 2011 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall,

    I agree with you 100% that the fans do not know how the Vikings manage to make their genius decisions for the draft.

    Pray tell…how do they pick only 8 Offensive Linemen in 9 years???

    Perhaps my knowledge is lacking, don’t they still use 5 guys on the Offensive Line? Maybe it’s like running back where they play only one or two at a time???

    And then explain to US MORONs how NONE of those linemen are good NFL players

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