Submit Your Monday Morning Mailbag Questions

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 6, 2011 – 3:11 pm

The Vikings didn’t play this weekend, but that doesn’t mean the Monday Morning Mailbag takes the week off. It will appear in its usual spot, at its usual time, so be sure to us your questions.

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155 Responses to “Submit Your Monday Morning Mailbag Questions”

  1. By Frederick Jones on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    The Stadium issue is just like the Vikings Administration, it’s all about politics.

    How else can you explain MASS STUPIDITY???

  2. By Frederick Jones on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike Wobschall,

    What was the reason for selecting only 8 offensive linemen in the last 9 years?
    2003 to 2011.

  3. By Frederick Jones on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Why didn’t we put an emphasis on drafting, buying, or trading for
    Offensive Linemen and Defensive Backs when
    knew those were CLEARLY our weakest areas?

  4. By Frederick Jones on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Why don’t we have a GENERAL MANAGER instead of 6228 Vice Presidents?

  5. By Frederick Jones on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike Wobschall,

    Why did we draft Toby Gerhart and Kyle Rudolph when we NEEDED Offensive Linemen and Defensive Backs?

  6. By Frederick Jones on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike Wobschall,

    (DON MCNABB) WHEN WE HAD TWO GOOD YOUNG QBs, BUT LACKED OFFENSIVE LINEMEN AND DEFENSIVE BACKS????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  7. By Frederick Jones on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Why? WHY? WHY!???

  8. By Frederick Jones on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    My prediction for 2012 is we will draft more defensive ends, and tight ends before getting to the areas of need.

    My grandmother could do a better job drafting for this team than your current group of Vice Presidents, and Scouts. And she has been dead for years!!!

  9. By Aceviking on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    LET IT GO FREDRICK JONES!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE BIGGEST CONCERN OF ANYBODY RIGHT NOW IS THE STADIUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Frazier will figure out the OL and DB anyways.

  10. By K'net on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Do you by chance know what college games our coaches and scouts most looked forward to seeing during the bye?

    Outside of Ponder’s growth, what changes do you expect to see this time around with the packers compared to our first outing this season that could give our team the edge? Perhaps some some different play-calling or a big game from a particular player? I think everyone is excited by the promise our vikes showed last time and are excited to see how this game goes even more than usual.

  11. By Mike B. on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred why you picking on Wobby about the OL and DB. He’s not in personel. Just ask your question and he will give you his opinion. You are becoming the boy who cried wolf.

  12. By Mike B. on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred you need to find out Spielman’s twitter id and bug him. I am sure his ignore button works.

  13. By Derrick Williams on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    What type of defense adjustments will be made against the Packers?

  14. By Titus on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Someone said it best– the stadium is the priority now, everything else is non-essential at this point– Offensive Linemen included. If the Vikes are in LA, I don’t care who they draft.

  15. By Chance on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    @ Mike
    Do you think the Vikings, after this year, should clean house? What I’m saying is should they get rid of players that are just taking money and not doing there job? I can think of a couple players right off my mind: John Sullivan, Charle Johnson, Asher Allen, Cedric Griffen, ect. What are your thoughts?

  16. By Titus on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    What is ect.?

  17. By Shawn on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    ectoplasm ?

  18. By Shawn on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Fred … dont give in to peer pressure, keep fighting :)

  19. By Titus on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    I WANT TO KNOW MIKE– WHY are we not drafting more O Linemen in the past nine years, given their importance to the success of any NFL team? WHY?

  20. By Titus on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    I am with you Fred! If enough of us keep pressing, they cannot ignore all of us.

  21. By Shawn on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Whens the next press conferance ? Im curious how the Chris Cook discussion went …

  22. By Shawn on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    personally Im torn because I want to kill the pack and Cook would help on the field but I dont know about his off the field issues …. He hasnt been convicted of anything just to an indictment so far. I know Im being too soft right now BUT I WANT TO KILL THE PACKERS !!!!!

    at least Winfield will be back ?

  23. By sandiamond on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Fred Jones predictions for next year’s draft are Wrong… just wait another day for a chris cook decision that could impact the draft also

  24. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    To kill the Packers, we need a hypnotist to convince Chris Cook into believing that Rodgers is his ex-girlfriend. Not only will that motivate Cook, but once Matthews, Driver and the rest of the “Packers” realize that Aaron hasn’t been faithful to them, any hopes of repeating are gone.

  25. By Viking Joe on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    The packers offense is great, there is no denying that, but their defense is terrible, I hope the Vikings can win the shootout next monday night. SKOL VIKINGS !!!!!!

  26. By Vikings4Life on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Why don’t you just move to Los Angeles?

  27. By Shawn on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    LMAO Nova … can always count on you :)

  28. By Jeff from Alabama on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Mike: The new CBA limits teams to 14 padded practices during the regular season, if I remember it correctly. Where do the Vikings stand as far as remaining padded practices?

  29. By Peter G. on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply


    How much more dangerous is the Packers’ defense with Tramon Williams and Charlie Peprah playing like they did against the Chargers?

    Also, what (if anything) do the Vikings have to do differently on offense this time around?

  30. By Spence on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    After watching multiple games you notice that our punt returner Marcus Sherals is making a bad habit out of pinning us in our own 10 or worse. So I would like to know what are the chances that we put Greg Camarillo back there since he was a very reliable punt returner last season.

  31. By Justin F on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    What are the odds we do well at Lambeau Field? I’d say 100/6.

  32. By Derek on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    the Vikings suck at primetime games over the last 2 years. But go Vikies!

  33. By TykeVike on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Fred Jones……..are you drunk again?

  34. By Shawn on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    hey who are #77 and #74 for the Ravens ? They look familiar

  35. By max jean on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    the secondary is embarrissing i mean everyone gets paid to do their job why do we always blame our front four at what point are we going to sit cedric griffen clearly the weakest link i dont understand why we dont give marcus sherels a chance for all we know with sherels and burton we might have the same talent as the packers did last year we cant do no worst with cedric griffen on the bench atleast we can make a move that impacts our futures that way we know what we have

  36. By Mike B. on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    lol Shawn you know exactly who they are. They are all pro Bryant McKinney and Matt Birk. They were OL on the Vikings.

  37. By Shawn on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply


  38. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Just watch the “Better Pizza..Better Price..Pappa John’s” ad…does it look like he’s sitting on a toilet, or is it just me?

  39. By max jean on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    everyone gets paid to do their job we keep blaming our fornt for and babyinh our secondary at what point are we gone start marcus sherels over cedric griffen its been an embarrissment all year gives up play after play we cant do no worst bench him so we can see what we in sherels and burton atleast that way we can better decide our future because we mihht have what green bay had last year in their young defensive backs

  40. By Amish Viking on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    I will be the first to say it. The Vikings upset the Packers next week. Remember the coming out game for Randy Moss on Monday Night?….The Vikings were suppose to lose that one. The Packers are 8-O. Vikings won’t be given a chance by the talking heads….They will catch the Pack sleeping.

  41. By Joe T. on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    I was just wondering how a state like minnesota can support, I’m sorry baill out a baseball team that the leauge did’nt even care if it folded?. If you guys were smart you would have let the twins fold.But I see you guys were willing to stick with them, and they seemed to have done ok. Well I guess the vikings just aren’t as important. I guess bringing a superbowl to minnestoa either with the team or by way of a new stadium just doesn’t make sense to your pollitions. The way I see it you guys deserve to lose that team or they would of had a new stadium when Red McCombs was there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
    Joe T
    PS is there ways that out of state fans can support this cause??.

  42. By DRS on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall, what is the oldest vehicle you owned?

  43. By DRS on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall, with the state he-hawing about a new stadium, will the Vikings move, or will they sign a one year extension to the domes lease to let the state he-haw some more?

  44. By Parody on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    It’s official – the Refs are on the Packers’ payroll. There was a “catch” earlier today in the Packer Charger game, where the ball was pinched on the ground for a catch-TD. There was a play in the Raven Steeler game tonight that was almost identical in how it was trapped in the ground. The refs gave the Packers the benefit of the doubt on the play, but with just as clear of evidence, the refs overturned the ruling against the Ravens! You can say sure, but it was with different refs…but don’t forget the play last year where Shiancoe’s TD was overturned after he caught the ball and it made contact with the ground…that play was even more obvious of a catch than either of today’s plays, but it was against the Packers, so the refs couldn’t help but rule in favor of the men writing their paychecks. LUDICROUS! We need to find a way to get less biased rulings in every game…

  45. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    I’m guessing a /75 Gremlin.

  46. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Which reminds me of a joke….What’s the difference between a Gremlin and a Jehova Witness………..You can shut the door on a Jehova Witness.

  47. By Parody on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Joe T – Red McCombs was the worst owner the team has ever had…he’s probably among the worst owners in the history of the NFL. He bought the team, owned them for a couple of years, turning them from the record setting ’98 team into the junkheap of the last decade. He passed on great coaches like Tony Dungy and Brian Billick in favor of an offensive line coach! Then, just before finally releasing the team from his grip of death, he made one final move to ensure that we would be hurting for a while longer, as he traded away Randy Moss for a popsicle! Red never deserved a stadium, and he may be a good reason why no solution has yet been found. The Wilfs have been great owners, but are stuck in a horrible situation, with the state in debt and ignorant state leaders who can’t realize a solution to help build out of that debt (a new stadium!)! These are the same idiots who said to shut down any kind of revenue building entity during the gov’t shutdown, while making little reduction to expenses – and that was just before the most lucrative week of the year.

  48. By DRS on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    NovaScotiaVike, I was thinking mike owned a pinto.

  49. By DRS on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Good night.

  50. By Parody on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    I just came across an interesting little rumor that suggests we may still have the Vikings under lease through 2012:

    It indicates that a clause in the lease says that the lease will extend one extra year if the team is forced to play home game outside of the dome for part of a season. The roof collapse forced them to play the final 2-home games of the 2010 season in Detroit and TCF Field, which reportedly qualifies for this clause.

    Not the way that I’d like to keep the team here, but it provides some hope that we just might have one extra year to get things straightened out before all is lost.

  51. By Parody on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    …then again, it gives the politicians one extra year to earn a paycheck while they mull over the idea and ignore the problem before we call for their impeachment…

  52. By VikesFan4Life on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Our secondary is so bad that a squirrel could put on an NFL uniform and haul in a 99 yard reception. C’mon MAN!

  53. By Parody on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Not if it’s a squirrel that lives anywhere near the SCSU campus. College kids throw away so much food that it makes those rodents qualify for handicapped parking!

  54. By VegasVike on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Nova- can you tell me what company AMC was formed out of? And what company the company that bought AMC was before they became that company? Yes, it’s Mopar trivia time!

  55. By VegasVike on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Coach Les!!
    Can we dethrone the Pack next Monday? And how?
    Make it true!!
    Craig K. Las Vegas, NV.

  56. By VegasVike on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry I always forget I’m the only one on Pacific Time, I thought with the recent time change there would be a few of you out there with jet lag….

  57. By Parody on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Je4t lag is moving in the wrong direction tonight Vegas. Everyone here will probably be going to bed earlier than normal due to the extra hour this weekend.

  58. By Titus on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Channel 11 everyone — right now!

  59. By ME on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    How hot do you like your salsa?

  60. By Parody on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Channel 11? What does that translate to on Dish Network?

  61. By Parody on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    That wasn’t the news artilce I just watched that said only 37% of the state supports a tax for a new stadium, was it?

    So how much of the state supports using taxes to pay for other state expenses, like Civic Centers and refilling the lakes with fish? I bet that a lot fewer than 37% support a lot of the things that we spend our money on…

  62. By Titus on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    Channel 11 is a local NBC affiliate — I had just watched the last half of the Steelers-Ravens game and then on our news they discussed what it would be like without the Vikings— the build up to the story had more substance than the actual feature. Basically, it talked about 5-9 million that is brought to the city every Sunday, that the poor environmental report and lack of money from Ramsey county make the Arden Hills site less viable– which also makes several sites in downtown Mpls more attractive. Then it discussed polls on gambling to raise revenue which is mostly supported versus 56% who oppose taxes to build a stadium— hey, I think I summed up the whole news — and to think I fell for the build up and waited for it.

  63. By purplefizz on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Mike, do you think that the vikings can realistically be legitimate contenders by next season? Or do you think they are in more of a rebuilding process that could take a couple more seasons to regain a form similar to the team in 2009?

  64. By martin on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    The vikings will need to score at least 45 points next week for any chance at a win..probably not enough…what a sad state spielman and his incompetent staff have produced in 2 years…spielman so mismanaged this team that is amazing he still has a job..

  65. By jared on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Why isnt webb in the game.. Were not using him as qb, so why dont they move him to wr? He has so much explosive speed and can catch the ball… I think were letting his talent go to waste

  66. By Rocksalt on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    What is the legend of the Vikings? It is a passion that is passed from generation to generation. It can be seen from the North Shore to the southern plains. It’s the deafening roar of the home crowd. It’s players giving back to the community that gives so much to them. It’s over two million Minnesotans gathering together every Sunday to share the same experience.

    For over 50 years this has been our home. But our story continues. Together, we can build a multi-purpose facility owned by the great state of Minnesota, where our young champions can play, and world-class events will take center stage. We can put Minnesotans back to work, with over 7,000 jobs and $300 million in wages. We can help build Minnesota businesses. Be a first class region right in the heart of the midwest. Together, our legend continues.

    This is our team. This is our state. This is our home.

    $300 million in wages and 7,000 jobs created? Ordinarily, that would be kind of difficult to argue against. However, the Kurt Zellers and Amy Kochs of the world don’t care about that sort of thing. They would sooner see the Vikings leave the state than actually get anything accomplished.

  67. By ROd on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    I really want to mention a plus note for the vikings just think if the rest of our team gets on board say next year it looks like Adrians fumbling problem may be a thing of the past>>>>

  68. By jeremy on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Last year it got to the point where Kleinsasser would run to a side to block (in motion) it had to have gotten predictible for other teams. I’m glad that factor has diminished~

  69. By Mike J on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    what would we be getting out of cutting Chris Cook wouldn’t that be worst then what childress did when he cut Moss after we gave up our third rounder since we did trade up to get him in the second round. I think we should help him out to become a better man he is young and don’t remember Everson Griffen had the same problem and their were fans who wanted him out of team but i bet those fans are supporters now. I just think the guy can be a shutdown corner in the league and our team has been missing that for years so give him a chance the Bucs didn’t cut Talib after all the trouble he’s gotten his self in so we should support Cook he’s yet to be proven guilty.

  70. By VegasVike on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Will we go into this game with an shoot out plan? That’s what it’s gonna take.

  71. By matthew pederson on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    ive said it before and ill say it again, i dont care if the team is full of nice guys i just want to win. Cook is a young man and im sure he is very remorseful. He probably should have been smarter in his actions but he let a bad situation get the best of him. Just like Chris said “there is two sides to every story” when he can let him play, he will most likely have a standout game because he will want to make up for his mistake.

  72. By matthew pederson on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    I disagree with you vegasvike and actually that was my intended question coming on to the blog. Mike how are we going to avoid going into a shootout game like the Packers had against the Chargers, im not sure we can keep up in that type of game.

  73. By Shawn on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall … Did our front office watch the game last night ? Lots of heart and Defense. 2 great safeties, 1 on each team. I love defense will the vikings ever build a dominate defense? will the vikings ever get a Joey Browner type? or is Tyrell Johnson the bench mark for a safety in a Leslie Frazier Defense?

    Explain to us why safeties mean nothing in Lesly Fraziers defense?

  74. By Shawn on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Rock good job … but keep in mind they are middle class jobs and middle class is meaningless to the elites.

  75. By matthew pederson on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Mike, do you think the stadiums opponents have ever taken a macroeconomics class because it sure doesnt seem like it. where do they think Zygi’s 407 million should be spent? What about all the out of state money that comes in for every game? Do they realize tha money gets spent and respent again within the state and for that very reason $100 can mean as much as $1,000 for the states revenue. Is this too difficult of a concept for somebody who is entrusted with the economic futures of their constituents? They are worried about spending tax dollars but they must take for granted that some of those dollars come directly and indirectly as a result of the MINNESOTA Vikings franchise.

  76. By matthew pederson on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    i hear Parody, the Packers get the benefit of the doubt with every call, i dont get it either. My conspiracy theory says the NFL wants them to do well bevause they are publicly traded and with that in mind the NFL can use that franchise as a measuring stick to see how much a successful team takes in after a superbowl win

  77. By Shawn on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    FYI … The Packers are and will be the only publicly owned team in the NFL. It was a rule grand fathered in way back in the day.

  78. By matthew pederson on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    should have been thrown out with a new CBA, maybe it was… somebody should check that out

  79. By One Eye Willy on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    How did Ponder’s fishing trip go?

  80. By matthew pederson on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Pheasant hunting

  81. By vikingrob22 on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    I’m excited about going to greenbay to win…Coaches have brought the best players to the field and Spielman has done a good job getting talent…OL is not bad!Watch the effort there-Johnson,Berger and Fusco have jumped in and held their own!!! secondary is improving and coach musgrave is getting better playcalling… GO VIKINGS

  82. By One Eye Willy on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    @ Matthew – “With his popularity increasing by the day, Ponder is headed on a hunting and fishing trip in South Dakota with teammates” So we’re both right.

  83. By Cali Packers fan on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Well, well, we meet again. I started to miss you guys. So, I see we’ll be playin’ a bottom feeding team again. That’s nice. This time though you’ll be at Lambeau. It’s about time the whole nation gets to watch us bully you around the field. I can’t wait to hear the talk about slammin’ Rodgers in the ground. Or how Ponder will save the day. Or whatever jibberish non-sense you vikings fans can come up with………I’m guessin’ it would sound something like.. “We’s gonna beat you and not make you undefeated anymore.” :-o Classic!!!

  84. By Rocksalt on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    You are correct, Shawn…..the middle class shoulders the burden.

  85. By DelawareDan on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    @Cali Packers fan

    Let me guess. You are one of those drunken packers fan that has no life and wears that stupid cheese cube on you noggin. Your cheese cube, and your head are full of holes. But never mind that. Keep drinking and blowing your team up sky high.

    The packers are due to lose a game. Good Luck !

  86. By Matthias on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Mike, do you know who is going to start at CB and Safety this Sunday?


  87. By Skol_Vikes98 on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    You know Cali Packers fan …. I’m a big believer in Karma. It may just come aorund to bite your team — over confidence.

  88. By Cali Packers fan on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    I can get overconfident if I want. I’m not playin’ the game. Besides, do you think it will be you chumps that give us our first loss? Ponder that one. ;-)

  89. By Animal26 on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    I think Mike has taken this week off with the mailbag thing.

  90. By Skol_Vikes98 on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Mike,
    When taking a look at our receiving corps, I was wondering what you’re opinion of them are going foreward? Do you think we need a Percy Harvin like pick to make them competitive? Do you think Ponder can become good enough to where we can be effective with an average receiving corps, or will we need more punch? Do we have enough punch with Harvin, Jenkins, Arodomashu(/sp, sorry) and Manny Arexeau…. (Again, sp)?

  91. By adrianjedipeterson on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    I feel like the Chris Cook issue needs to be discussed in this weeks Monday morning mailbag. It has been 3 weeks since the incident had occurred and i have not seen a single blog or news article related to it. He is an important part of the vikings and it is simply bad reporting to not keep fans up to date on his status.

  92. By adrianjedipeterson on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply correction this paragraph is all of the reporting was able to bring up……

  93. By Matthias on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Cook is on the Roster…

  94. By One Eye Willy on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Monday’s business day is coming to a close, where’s my Monday Mailbag????

  95. By Shawn on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Wobbie must be sick ? Thats my guess

  96. By Vikeingfanisbest on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    I thinc we can win becus Ponders is beter then Rogers. Thos stuped unvelegicaded Packer fan is not as smart as us Viking fan. That also why we win, our fan is beter then thir fan. Pepol in Wesconson hav a therd grad reeding levil. The packers suk and the Vikimgs ruld, we shuda won all r gams this yeer. We ar havin a beddar seesin then Packer is. Skoal Vikimg, we best

  97. By Tfunk3 on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    i think its baffling that frazier cuts our left tackle for being fat…which apparently is fixable…but keeps around a guy who strangles his girlfriend???

    he said something like lets hope for the best and hope he didnt do it…come on frazier, we aint stupid and neither are you…just come out and say we cant afford to cut him because the raiders will pick him up for cheap…

  98. By DFish on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    :( Monday morning mail bag? Where you at?

  99. By Animal26 on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    He also cut Bomar for getting a driving under the influence ticket. makes you wonder about frazier

  100. By sandiamond on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Oh well, 52 man roster the rest of Nov. Doesn’t look like we are replacing(waiver wire pick-up) B. Berrian or C. Cook the rest of this season. let’s Roll with what we have and scream for more rookies on the field!

  101. By vernonj on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    I wish I was a GM. I fix this team. Vikes needs: LT,C,RG,1WR,OLB,RCB,LCB,SS,FS.
    Next year get Vincent Jackson
    1st pick best corner avaiable
    and address the rest of the secondary in FAs and draft.
    2nd pick LT
    3rd pick S
    4th pick RG
    5th pick WR
    7th pick OLB

  102. By Kelsey on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Is there a certain reason why we arn’t winning most of our games? Is it we are not the best team, or the other teams are better?? Also why are people so mean on this. The Vikings staff and players are obviously trying to do the best job they can do so chill a little. it’s not like every team/everyone is perfect.

  103. By Kelsey on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    why are people so mean on this. The Vikings staff and players are obviously trying to do the best job they can do so chill a little. it’s not like every team/everyone is perfect.

  104. By deer tracks on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    @Cali P(e)cker Fan…The Vikings DO have a chance to Put an end to the Packers run…A small one, but it is still there! Let us wait for the game to end Monday Night, before you start with your vile, Putrid remarks….

  105. By Mike B. on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Wow no Monday Morning Mailbag what’s up?

  106. By sandiamond on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    mock drafts starting to come out here at mid-season. vikings projected pick by all the columnist so far is between #7-12. No Luck, Kalil and Blackmon as they are all projected in the #1-4

  107. By Titus on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Can anyone beat the Packers? If we can keep them from a fast start– we can beat them. They beat the Saints and the Chargers by getting a huge early lead– but then almost lost- Chargers put up 38 points on them. They are vulnerable. Our D better play the game of their life. Vikings by 10.

  108. By Titanium on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, I didn’t know you play for the Vikings. What position do you play? “If we can keep them from a fast start” How will your play keep the Packers from starting fast? It’s a week away and you already have a prediction. You must be like Miss Cleo and such. The Vikings must have made some drastic changes to their roster in order to be favored by 10. The only team that can beat the Packers this year is last years Packers. I know it’s hard to stomach but it’s true, the Vikings just aren’t in the same class as the Packers this year.

  109. By Titus on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Titanium, better name than last week– a little more classy. But your breath is the same. I have to agree with Tony Dungy who, after Sunday night football, said that teams can pass on the Pack too easily, and in the playoffs, when they meet elite quarterbacks, the Pack will collapse. Remind me again of the username you had the last time you made your witty comment that you did not know I play on the team? Not much to do in Cheeseville? I feel sorry for Packer fans, I really do. They have a couple lucky seasons and they worship the team– nothing else exciting going on.

  110. By Jdude on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Ha Asante Samuel just got hit in the groin.

  111. By Titus on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply


  112. By Erik the Red on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    I have to say, the Packers are soooo good that they let 40 yards get scored on them for half their games. They just throw so much that eventually a guy opens up and goes for a touchdown. They have no run game, or run defense, actually, they don’t really have a defense at all.

  113. By TITANIUM TITUS on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Packers cannot contain Adrian and Ponder.

  114. By matthew pederson on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    i think its soo funny how all the commentators want to be on the packs jock, last nite after the pack let the chargers walk down the field to cut the lead to 14 the commentators were like, ‘oh this is so smart of Capers to allow them to march the field like this its taking so much time off the clock’ give me a break. I want so badly for our Vikes to cram it down these smug holes that call themselves ‘fans’ i am so tired of these classless pack losers trolling our blogs, i dont see any bears or lions fans on here, is life really so bleak for these guys, i have never been on a Packer blog, why do they feel it is necessary for them to take time out of their lives to come on here. Ah well im sure the advertisers and Vikings staff dont care what they have to say, traffic is traffic, thanks for your two cents and we look forward to collecting all the money you guys bring into the great state of MINNESOTA

  115. By matthew pederson on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    After we win this game be prepared to see alot of how good Jared Allen is and how Ponder is the coolest cucmber in the fridge, what can be said about AD that hasnt already? Oh yeah they will also be talking about how good he is in space after a catch

  116. By Erik the Red on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    I also wanted to add that Clay Matthews is overrated/sucks/is trash, whichever you prefer. Hasn’t done jack this year.

  117. By Erik the Red on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    And I agree @matthew pederson,

    if the Vikings can win Monday night, I will be happy, and won’t care what happens the rest of the season.

  118. By TITANIUM TITUS on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Better than a Superbowl– beat the Pack for their first loss– the mighty 8-0 Cheeseheads, Ha ha ha ha. I will cherish this game forever.

  119. By VegasVike on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    @All Viking Fans- ever looked at the Packer blog site? It’s a ghost town… I’m not sure if no one in Wussconsin owns computers or they just have no social skills? There’s just one boaster named Cali that has no class. Probably a closet Lions fan

  120. By VegasVike on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    I’ll pull a Titus prediction on the Packer game, Vikes rule 35-28

  121. By Parody on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Vegas – I have checked it out before. I was befuddled by it as well…until I tried to post to it. The site is SO selective on what can get posted, that there’s almost nothing that does get posted. So my guess is that Packer fans who happen to troll our sites are doing so mostly out of spite. They’re furious that the Vikings site allows its fans to communicate with one another and they take that out on us with their fat-headed comments.

  122. By Her on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    the way the Packers is playing what do we do in our position?

  123. By TITANIUM TITUS on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Packers are not as good as they seem. Besides, I can smell a cheesehead ten blogs away– you don’t fool us Her– we are educated over here.

  124. By Vikeingfanisbest on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Viking is best ever team. Ponders has more tds than rogers. We better caus we talk more

  125. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    ” Down goes Frazier”. Smokin’ Joe is gone, I will always remember those 3 with Ali.

  126. By Trojan_horse on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Viking fans dislike Packer fans because of their arrogance. Packer fans dislike Viking fans because of their arrogance. The difference is one teams arrogance comes from success and the other’s comes from spite. Envy is a deadly sin Minnesota, now take your beating like men. GB 36 MN 10 (Vikings score the TD in garbage time)

  127. By Parody on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Trojan – That is a very glib comparison. I’m not about to speak for all of my fellow fans, but I know that the reason Packer fans annoy me goes far beyond arrogance. It’s the way that they show a conscious effort to display themselves with complete lack of class that makes them so dispicable. Packer fans let themselves into their neighbors’ home and then defoul it with every action they take. They “greet” visiting team busses with their bare rear-ends and they honor their most decorated veterans with 3-constant hours of boos. I cheer for my team. I am happy to see them win and disappointed to see them lose, but be assured that I will never try to build my ego through any form of Shadenfreude. It is a dispicable way to live, and you need to ask yourself why, for you, it has become an acceptable way to live.

  128. By PAUL M. on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    @ AdrianjediPeterson

    I posted a very serious question to the short wizard behind the blog curtain about Chris Cook yesterday AND TODAY IT’S BEEN WIPED OFF THE BLOG!!

  129. By PAUL M. on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply


    What is the water cooler chatter throughout the Vikings organization regarding Chris Cook’s short & long term standing with our team?

  130. By Parody on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    Paul M – Have you watched coach Frazier’s latest press conference? The reporters spent at least half the time asking questions about Cook. For anything that the team is willing to advertise about the issue, you’ll hear it in that presser. Frazier was resistant to release much information, but with all the questions they asked him, you can get a pretty good idea of where they are at in this point of it all.

  131. By Garrett on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    where is the mailbag….its now Tuesday. I thought it was funny when I read the description of this article, “The Vikings didn’t play this weekend, but that doesn’t mean the Monday Morning Mailbag takes the week off. It will appear in its usual spot, at its usual time, so be sure to us your questions.” Uh, apparently it did take the week off or at least when it supposed to come out…like on Monday…because its the MONDAY Morning Mailbag….

  132. By Rocksalt on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    right on Nova-
    That was indeed a special time in boxing.they don’t make characters (Ali, Frazier, Foreman) like that anymore

  133. By Parody on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    I’m wondering the same thing Garrett. I searched the website, but can’t find any mailbag since the one posted on Halloween. It looks like the latest news article was posted on the 2nd, so if we see nothing today, that will add up to an entire week that the writers have taken off.

    Maybe the bye “doesn’t mean the Monday Morning Mailbag takes the week off,” but apparantly it doesn’t MEAN that the Monday Morning Mailbag will be showing up this week either.

  134. By One Eye Willy on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    You see, Vikings are the best team because we’re an equal opportunity team. Good job Vikeingfanisbest!! Be careful not to lose your helmet today on the short bus.

  135. By One Eye Willy on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    You gotta love those special ed fans, they don’t know what they’re talking about, but they show SOO much heart, it chokes me up a little. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face Vikeingfanisbest

  136. By tdurfeightyeight on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Chris Cook was reinstated this morning,will he play sunday or the following week?

  137. By Parody on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    I wouldn’t expect to see Cook any time before his court case is settled, and then it will all depend on the ruling of the court and the subsequent suspension from the NFL.

  138. By DRS on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Everyone here is a true fact that you cannot deny about the federal government in the last few years, the Republicans only control 1/2 of the U.S. congress. The Democrats have the Presidential office and 1/2 the congress. That makes it 3/4 Democrats to 1/4 Republicans, and before the election, when Obama became president it was 100% Democrats in control of the federal government. I ask you how come you do not go off on them for not getting their agenda done during that time. The republicans could not block anything, the Democrats had a super majority, just pointing out a true fact that you cannot deny.

    Now I am an independent and think both parties stink. I am a conservative who believes in freedom and liberties that includes the people to join a union, if they want. That being said I feel unions have the right to be if the people truly want one. Like all big organizations there is good and bad. I personally have bad feelings about unions but that does not stop me from thinking that people have the right and sometimes the need to join unions, just as I do not think people should be put down because they believe in something other then what one believes, I do not like it when any organization forces you to join just to be able to work. Remember I said I am for freedom and liberties and not trying to down anyone, and I am not a Republican.

    Mike W. I hope the Vikings new PR will convince the people of MN to come around and tell the state to get a stadium deal done, and soon.

  139. By DRS on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Mike W. do you think the NFL puts up with too much bad behavior by players, and why?

  140. By DRS on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Next week, Vikings 31, packers 28. Go Vikings, SKOL Vikings.

  141. By Cali Packers fan on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Democrats. Republicans. Vikings. The three most hated groups in America.

  142. By Mike W. on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Yes DRS i do think the league puts up with too much bad behavior. I also think people are tired of reading your posts DRS. They don’t make any sense. And that’s coming fom a Viking fan with absolutly no sense at all!!

  143. By DRS on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    F*** You a****le!!! You’re a f****n trader and a backstabber. F*** YOU!!!

  144. By Mike W. on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply


  145. By ozzinator on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    I for one agree with you totally DRS.
    I highly doubt that was a post from the real Wobby. If so, it’s a sad day!

  146. By One Eye Willy on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    We really need a login system so that all posers can stop posting.

  147. By DRS on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Funny fake DRS, everyone knows I do not speak like that. Someone is too much of a chicken to use his own name.

    Bye for now.

  148. By DRS on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    I to think that was not Mike W. Someone is too much of a chicken to use his own name.

    Bye for now.

  149. By Frederick Jones on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply


    Thank you for the support. I do appreciate it.

    I think if someone is taking the time to yell at me via a blog post, then what I am saying must bug them.

    Why does it bug them?

    They either do not want to face the problem, or they are part of the problem.

  150. By Frederick Jones on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Mike B. and others who are against my cause,

    Notice that the TWINS fired their GM recently.

    There is no part of the Vikings more important than the administration. They
    are a HUGE part of why the Vikings were 6-10 in 2010, and 2-6 so far in 2011.

    YOU MIGHT want to consider that among your stadium concerns.


  151. By CA Norwegian on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    @ DRS – it is likely someone else has a W. last name, but it is not Wobs. Did you really mean F*** trader as in day trader and occupy Wall Street, or did you mean Traitor as in a betrayer?

  152. By Roninmn.. on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Wow, I smell the stench of foul cheese on our site. Go Vikes Go. destroy the p@@p shoot packers.

  153. By drew on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    First of all, I’m a Vikings fan and I would NEVER dog out my team! i love my team!!! I think we should pick up Albert Hayneworth and use him as an offensive linemen, that right. OFFENSIVE LINEMAN, we had a player years ago, and trade him to Dallas, and Jimmy Johnson maked him and offensive lineman, and he became one of the best ever. His name was Nate Newton

  154. By vikingrob22 on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    hey fans of GB[superbowl-times]VIKINGS beat Lombardy’s GB every year and now is our time…you don’t have Lombardy now…

  155. By South jersey on Nov 13, 2011 | Reply

    I just wannna know why because it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that everson griffen needs to start what more does he need to do also our safeties haven’t made plays since mike tomlin lefted their none existing that suck horrible soft tampa two has to go being conservative is not…working..we need to start getting nasty and aggressive tyrell johnson was bench for what i dont see our safeties doin any better let our safeties rome the field and make plays off their instincts point blink this soft two hand touch stuff isn’t working you can’t blame our front four because your horrible formula has the secondary playing bad and giving up big plays all the time we have too much talent on defensr jarred allen leads the nfl in sacks so its plain to see this tampa two has to go asap

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