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Vikings Claim QB Rosenfels Off Waivers

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 2, 2011 – 3:30 pm

The Vikings on Friday claimed QB Sage Rosenfels off of waivers. Rosenfels was most recently with the Miami Dolphins, but was placed on waivers on Thursday.

With the addition of Rosenfels and with Donovan McNabb being waived by the team on Thursday, the Vikings have three QBs on the roster – Christian Ponder, Sage Rosenfels and Joe Webb.

This will be Rosenfels’ second stint with the Vikings. He was acquired by the Vikings via trade from the Houston Texans in February of 2009 and spent the ’09 season with the team. Then he was traded from the Vikings to the NY Giants in September of 2010.

Rosenfels, selected in the 4th round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, is an 11-year veteran out of Iowa State University.


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170 Responses to “Vikings Claim QB Rosenfels Off Waivers”

  1. By Deertracks on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Another stabb in the back for Joe Webb..

    Still at it Frazier?

  2. By Deertracks on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Why didn’t you pick up some OL help…Everybody in the world knows what a block of Swiss Cheeze you have…

  3. By GM on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    All I can say is lmao!

  4. By ikeneicey on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Great move adding Sage. Should have never got rid of him in the first place. Then there would be no McNabb experiment.

  5. By truedog67 on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Start him!!!! The dude can play. Just sayin’…

  6. By VA Vike Fan on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    This sounds like a joke..

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

    Can I place a claim for a new team off the waiver wire??

  8. By Deertracks on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Why doesn’t the Vikings (Read Frazier for one) Use the QB’s you have…

    Getting all these used QB’s is like using toliet paper that has been wiped too many times…

  9. By ValhallAw8s on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    The only reason I am hoping we made this acquisition is so they have a backup to Ponder and will FINALLY utilize Webb as a WR.

  10. By Mike J on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Why do these idiots keep signing washed up players. Rosenfels was released by Miami who desperately needed a QB what good will he do for us other then hold a clip board. We need to be signing O linemans to start over the terrible ones we have. Tired of Frazier and his stupidity even garbage Mcnabb forced him to cut him. I vote for a new coach and a GM also fire Spielman to.

  11. By Chaz on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    If sage can get claimed I should put myself on waivers and see if the Vikes pick me up

  12. By Troutdaddy on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    As weird as this sounds, Sage is a heads up QB and the fact remains that we need a 3rd QB on the roster in case Ponder gets hurt. We can now possibly utilize Webb more and we have a “Just in case” guy that already knows this team without a lot of learning curve. Still, I know many fans are going to be shaking their heads wondering about this acquisition, but I think we are better apt to have Sage here and McNabbster gone. Just my take, but at least it’a a positive opinion without throwing someone under the bus….

  13. By VA Vike Fan on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    It’s a few COLLEGE programs out there that could beat this football team. This organization doesn’t belong in the NFL

  14. By JOHNNY on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    DOES THIS FRONT OFFICE WATCH THE GAMES ? NOT A CLUE

  15. By Mike J on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    You fans need to stop getting hyped and believing Frazier and his non creative offense. They been talking about using Webb since the beginning of the season and all the plays were him being a decoy nothing special. Aren’t you tired of believing the non sense this coach says I bet Joe Webb won’t even get a chance. If they wanted to give him a chance at receiver they would’ve its not like the position is new to him he’s familiar with it. The truth is our coaches suck and would rather start a bunch of suck players just to have an excuse for losing, I bet if we lose sunday Frazier will say its because AP didn’t play. Tired of the excuses.

  16. By Derrick.G on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Can we HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER thru the waiver wire?

  17. By lisa on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    My gosh people, he is an emergency QB.. Don’t you get it?? I think this is a good move as I think he can mentor Ponder as well.. So many people talk on here like they know exactly what’s going on. This gives the Vikes a chance to use Webb as receiver.. If something happened to both Ponder or Webb, Camereo would have been emergency QB. Believe me this is a good move, but would be better is McNabb was claimed. Rosenfels was released by Dolphins because he had a blood disorder that took to long to heal. He will do fine in an emergency situation.

  18. By Ted Brown 23 on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    As thin as we are at reciever there was talk about Webb playing that position earlier this week against Denver.So,we needed another QB.

  19. By Mike J on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    If we were going to use Webb I think it would’ve happened after BB was cut. Webb was our emergency QB then not our number two so we could’ve made him BB replacement instead of using him as a wildcat QB he’s not Brad Smith. The door was been open for these coaches to work him at receiver so let’s just face the fact that our coach just doesn’t know how to. And for Rosenfels what is he going to teach Ponder? The guy couldn’t even beat out T. jack in camp and I’m sure if he was a good backup the Giants would’ve kept him do anyone even know who’s the Giants backup QB. And if Miami though he was good they would’ve waited till he got healthy were known for picking up washed up QB’s.

  20. By mnsoldier on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    This team is bad for a reason, Ziggy wants to either move them or sell them to someone who will move them to LA, have you never seen Major league.
    Why do you think they spent so much money chasing bad players and never worked on getting what the team really needs.
    This team will not be good with an owner like the vikes have had the last 15 years. they keep piece mealing it, trying to build a superbowl team with spit, tape and bailing wire.
    One or two players dont get it done.

  21. By VegasVike on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    They shoulda just got Sage in the first place and never got McFlabb. Maybe they’ll waive AP next…

  22. By Mark B on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Mike J – The lack of use of Webb at receiver immediatly following the release of BB can be explained like this- the Vikings were still (stubbornly imo) insisting that he be a QB only resulting in a total lack of practice at the WR spot. What can Rosenfels teach Ponder? Hmm .. let me think … been in the league 11 years …. might have seen a defensive “wrinkle” or two (even if it was only in film or still photos) and could help the rookie with recognizing coverage schemes. Just because he couldn’t beat Tjack (who is playing quite well in Seattle I might add) for the starting position doesn’t mean his experience is worthless. I think he fits the role the Vikes need quite well – a guy who will help Ponder with the inevitibe struggles a rookie QB will have while not being upset about sitting on the sidelines baby sitting a clipboard.

  23. By Frank on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    why did mcnab go? He was mentoring ponder, on things like the bounce pass. SURPRISED HE DIDNT SAY HE WAS BENCHED BECAUSE HE’S BLACK like in washington.

  24. By alex on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Almost every NFL team has 3 Qb’s on the roster…that’s why they signed him. Will everyone just relax…you act like this guy is going to start for us. It’s just insurance. And there ARE NO LINEMAN available worth starting on the waiver wire. Do you think amazing lineman grow on trees? C’mon, I know this season has sucked and everyone is disappointed, but that is no excuse for idiotic comments on this blog. Just hope the Vikings pick Matt Kalil in the first round next year

  25. By Doowah on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    It appears to me the Vikes only need to look to the blog to get the answers to any and all issues. Nothing against Joe Webb; he is a fantastic athlete but doesn’t have the time in at QB at this level. So the Vikes go and get 11 years of NFL experience (which is 11 more than anyone writing in this blog) to shore up the total 7-8 games of experience at QB they have now. Coach must be a raving lunatic?!?

  26. By Parody on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Check your facts Mike Wobschall. All reputable sources indicate that it was Washington who drafted Rosenfels in 2001.

    Sage must be getting whiplash – Washington to Miami to Houston to Minnesota to New York back to Miama and then back to Minnesota again.

    At least we can assume that means he has a strong neck…no Manning injury coming his way…

  27. By Mike J on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings made so many stupid moves in the past that if they made the fight decision we would’ve been better. If we knew we weren’t going to sign Sidney Rice why didn’t we trade him before his contract was over thatd a wasted second round pick, we should’ve traded Mckinnie at least two seasons ago that’s a wasted first round pick, we should’ve traded Berrian after the NFC champ game instead of letting him lose all of his value, we should’ve drafted an offensive lineman instead of Gerhart since we already had a running back, should’ve traded Tyrell Johnson or cut ties with him three seasons ago that’s a wasted second round pick, we should’ve been cut Asher Allen that’s a wasted roster spot, theirs so much more i can list since being a fan for so long we made so many stupid mistakes. I like CP7 but before the draft I honestly thought we should’ve gave Webb a chance to fail at the position and if he didn’t workout we could’ve got one in this upcoming draft. We should’ve used the pick on a O line or DB, it was shocking to see Ponder go so high. Or we could’ve traded back a few spots and still select CP7 and use the additional pick on some protection. If we resign Shainco then Roudulf was a wasted pick to. After Harvin including his draft class who have we drafted that’s starting or performing good on the field. Its obvious Spielman haven’t done a good job so what do the owners see in him.

  28. By Parody on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Alex – Even if OLinemen did grow on trees, they’d all have fallen off and been rotting on the ground for a couple of months by now ;)

  29. By TheRealDon on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Corner first round..Oline Second round is all I hope for..

  30. By Doowah on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    While we are at it on Rosenfels; remember that it was Childress that traded him. He questioned Childress which was a reason to be moved on per Childress. Now think about the “couldn’t beat T-jack” comment.

  31. By Parody on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    I remember back when so many people were begging for the team to cut ties with Jackson, because they were certain that Rosenfels was a quality starting QB, (at least in comparison). Now people are furious that he’s coming in to be the backup?

    Relax people. He’s nothing more than the veteran journeyman, who can provide some insight into young QB minds. Kind of like an extra coach who can still take a few snaps in a pinch.

    I like the move. It gives the team the luxury of being able to utilize Webb in some other scenarios. Who knows? Maybe they’ll be able to find a scheme now that will use him to mismatch the defense for a few big plays. Isn’t that what we really want out of him?

  32. By Mike J on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Any O line is better then the ones se have seriously how much worst would we be doing. @ Mark b Joe Webb wasn’t even our 2nd string and our coach came out in public and said he found a future QB in ponder and age wise ponder is younger then Webb so theirs no excuse for them not trying him at another position. Every analyst thought we should’ve moved him to receiver so common since would tell our coaches if ee have a future already theirs room to adjust at other spots. And the QB position isn’t like other positions once you find a starter you don’t rotate him.

  33. By Viking Joe on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    I get why the Vikings signed Sage for the remainder of the year. Does anyone know how much cap space will be freed up for next year ? I hope enough to sign a relevant free agent or two !!

  34. By Mike J on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    What does questioning Childress have to do with him not being able to beat out T.Jack Gus Frerote took the spot from him two times. Remember we traded for him because we didn’t think T.Jack could do the job. Percy harvins got into a argument with Childress and he’s still here so did Kevin Williams, Favre couldn’t stand childress and nothing happened to him matter fact most of our players didn’t like Childress.

  35. By Parody on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Mike J – Those are horrible counter-examples. Percy and Kevin were very productive first-round picks. Favre was at the top of his game and setting records with the team.

    Rosenfels was a backup. Trading him away had little to no ill effects on the team or Childress’ future with the team. Meanwhile, if he did the same with any of the other players mentioned, he would have been lynched at Winter Park the same day.

  36. By Mike J on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    I hope we sign a receiver or some offensive linemans this offseason since their will be some available. I would like to see D. jackson Joe Webb and Harvin on the same field that would create mismatches for defenses. And if Cook don’t get in any trouble all we would need is another corner a safety to be back on top.

  37. By Slim on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    I just put all of your comments in a box and shook them up. I dumped out the box and your statements fell out like this.
    We got rid of Sage because of Chilly
    We brought on McNothing because of Frazier
    We have a good up coming QB in Ponder
    Now we have a good back up if Ponder gets hurt
    Webb is a wide reciever, he was picked up as WR whats the problem
    All is good, just think about the facts before you get on the computer
    No Super Bowl this year, swallow it.

  38. By GMan on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    I feel sorry for Adrian Peterson having to be a part of this team.

  39. By Slim on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    I have to agree with GMan, a person with AP’s talent, and he will never play in the Super Bowl

  40. By Mike J on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    What record was Favre setting last year other then interceptions and his game streak. Rosenfels came in to compete for the starting job thatd why we extended his contract that year and the move was suppose to happen since the season before he came that shows we were very interested in him until Childress figured he wasn’t what we thought he was the texans hyped him up just like Reid did with Kolb and we paid the price for making the move thats a draft pick we could’ve used on a lineman

  41. By chris on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    why why why. how did we end up with the worst gm and coaches it doesnt make sence why cut mcnut and sign sage we are still going to end up paying mcnuts salary. I dont get it. These guys shouldnt be coaching high school football. Mabye they would make it in the girls league

  42. By Slim on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    When you are on the top of the mountain, don’t continue to climb, right…
    Favre
    Gibbs
    Michael Jordon
    Magic Johnson
    etc.
    etc.
    I don’t see Peyton playing again, now they are talking about him “coaching”

  43. By vikingbob136 on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    I feel that this move is really going tp propel us to the win column. Eventually.Well, sometime soon.Maybe not.OMG how silly.Don’t i have better things to do?Later

  44. By KLAWZ on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Sage???? Come on wtf are we doing………..benny sapp…. this is getting real stupid!

  45. By Brad on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    I remember when people were complaining that they let Sage go over Jackson and now people are complaining that we got him back. Will people make your minds up already on what you want the Vikes to do. Sage, I believe got traded because TJack was Childress’s pet. I for one am happy that we got him back so than the Vikes can start using Webb at WR.

  46. By Brad on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    I admit though that we do need OL more but all together I think it was a good move

  47. By KLAWZ on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    My gripe is that we are just flippin stupid… hey lets get players let them go and then get them back????

  48. By Brad on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with you on that Klawz. I do not understand too much myself

  49. By Brad on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    I hope they do not do that with McNabb, lol

  50. By KLAWZ on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    moss, sapp, sage…. who am i forgetting ?

  51. By CanadianVF on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    More shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic.

  52. By KLAWZ on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Hey we can be known as Team Recycle. lol….

  53. By KLAWZ on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    @ CanadianVF………….HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  54. By Bigfan1 on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    I really don’t get this one, a qb with no championship level playing ability with eleven years to prove it.

  55. By Parody on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t get why this move was so difficult for so many of you to understand. McNabb couldn’t admit that he’s not starter material anymore, so he pleaded to be let go. Frazier granted him his request. The team needed SOMEONE who could provide veteran leadership to Ponder, and a safety blanket if he happened to get hurt. NOT someone who could challenge him for the position. Sage fit the bill perfectly, and he probably did it for cheaper than any other option would have.

    We didn’t get Sage to help us win. We got him to fill a hole in the roster and provide whatever assistance he could manage in progressing our franchise QB.

    Who would you have gotten? Remember that you have to select someone who is currently a free agent, and not dead or retired. The choices were slim, and none of them even could have made a difference in the final result of this season. So quit whining and accept it for what it is.

  56. By CanadianVF on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Would be nice if our offensive coordinator could be a mentor to Ponder. After all he used to be a quarterback coach. On another thought, I am having trouble understanding this weeks start time. So are the Vikings starting an hour before everyone else this week at noon ? Has that happened before or is it still starting at 1 pm ?

  57. By KLAWZ on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    “fill holes” , “didnt get him to help us win” well that sums it up…typical of the vikes….teach him???? what makes sage a good teacher there parody???

  58. By KLAWZ on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    We had choices a while back and we f’d up and picked McNever! Released Sage …. what a year ago?? Then picked him back up…. yeah makin perfect sense to me…. cant be too wrong cause everybody agrees that its stupid!

  59. By Justin F on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Face it guys, Joe Webb will never be a QB starter.

  60. By Mike B. on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    This move actually makes since. Sage is a good backup. He doesn’t come in and lose games for you. He knows the offense the Vikings are using. He will probably ride the bench rest of season any way. Opens up to use Joe Webb in other roles. Rhett would have been a bad choice as you would only have 1 guy with more than 2 years QB experience. Mc Nabb saw what was going on in the NFL and wanted to be a starter with another team. Sage has pretty much been a backup his entire career. Good decision this time.

  61. By Mike B. on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    oops sense

  62. By vikings4seven on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Stop wasting money on players who are not going to help this team long term. We suck this year. If ponder and webb both got hurt at the QB position what really is sage doing for us. We would be better off running the ball and getting player experience than continueing to waste money we need for next year and long term. This year is over. Start making money and cap room to get this disaster fixed long term!

  63. By Mike B. on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    @vikings4seven The team is not going to bring in any blue chip players this year and pay them top money. They are going to look for diamonds in the rough or vet discards. That’s what we will see till the end of the season. The Fix will wait till next year.

  64. By chris on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    I think we should get matt millen to run this organization only other person to make this many stupid decisions and still have a job. Face it guys we are the loins of a couple years ago we probally will go defeated next year.

  65. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    @Deertracks,

    Man I’m not sure about the Vikings stabbing Joe Webb in the back,
    BUT I’M PRETTY SURE RIGHT NOW ABOUT MIKE WOBSCHALL STABBING HIM IN THE BACK.

    Heck, Rosenfels joins the team and already Joe Webb gets third billing.

    The same thing happened to Johnny Unitas, and even Bart Starr! So JOE WEBB IS IN GOOD COMPANY.

    Joe Webb has all the tools of a great QB. All he has to do is work hard, and get the opportunity.

    Deertracks I am glad you spoke up!!!

  66. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    According to Pro Football Reference, Sage Rosenfels has not thrown an NFL regular season pass since 2008. And Mike Wobschall puts him at the #2 QB position!!!

    Joe Webb will prove you wrong!

  67. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    @Johnny and Derrick G.,

    thank you for writing about the new GM we NEED!

    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!

    Hire a general manager!

    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER!!!

  68. By Mike B. on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred I told you at the start of the season Joe Webb was going to be the 3rd string QB. He is part of the failed Childress experienment. I disagree about him having all the tools as when I watched this preseason Ponder was much better prepared as a QB than Webb. Webb was brought on this team as a WR and possibly a wildcat player. His play at QB shows him more of a Tebow type player with a much better arm. I just think the Webb with his talents should be used more like Harvin now as out of back field, WR, or wildcat player. If he was a starting QB he would be. Enough said

  69. By Mike B. on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred you have a great eye for needs, but not so much for talent of personel. Just from my observation.

  70. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    The Vikings have not given him a chance at Wide Receiver either!!!

  71. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Dear Mike B,

    WE NEED A GENERAL MANAGER TO RIGHT THIS VIKING SHIP!!!

    Presently, we have NO DIRECTION! Did the compass break???

  72. By Mike B. on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred I am right behind you on that one bud especially with the Coaches we have now and Spielman still here.

  73. By Twoodsnvikes on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Everyone stop freaking out, the reason they did this is so we can actually utilize Webb as a WR. Webb is a decent QB, but running QBs never work long term, look at Vick, look at McChoke now that he lost his step, Webb can make it as a WR if he works hard enough he has mad ups, speed, and height, sage is a solid backup

  74. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Actually the poor drafts, trades, and free agency have been going on since 2003.
    We lived off fumes for a while.

    Denny Green never had any problems acquiring talent.
    Cris Carter and Randy Moss would never have become pro bowlers without Dennis Green. And YOU KNOW there are many, many other names you could add to that list.

    Green continues to coach in the UFL.

    DENNIS GREEN FOR GENERAL MANAGER!!!

  75. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    TwoodsVike,

    We have not given Joe Webb a shot at Wide Receiver. The position is much more foreign to him than QB.

    We also have not given him a real shot at throwing the football either.

    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER, GET SOME PLAYERS, AND PLAY JOE WEBB!!!

  76. By Mike B. on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred I have to disagree with that choice I am would rather have Tony Dungy or Brian B. as our General Manager. Proven winners. Dennis Green is a good coach but never was a great coach.

  77. By Twoodsnvikes on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Until now, with Jenkins hurt and the season gone, he will now be getting a bunch of reps at WR

  78. By Twoodsnvikes on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Would love Billick as our OC, but I’m sure that there are a ton of teams that would like him as head coach and I’m sure if he ever returned he would do nothing less than that

  79. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike B,

    Dennis Green IS a great coach:

    Some of Green’s NFL records as coach of the MN Vikings:

    Most trips to the playoffs, 1992-2000: eight, all under Dennis Green, with
    7 different QBs.

    The only coach to reach the playoffs in each of the five seasons of 1996-2000.

    The coach of the only team to qualify for the playoffs in the NFL each of
    the four years 1997-2000.

    One of only four coaches to win 15 games in a season.

    Best league record 1992-2000: 92-52 .639

    in addition:

    He was the only coach willing to gamble on Cris Carter, Randy Moss, and Daunte Culpepper. Randall Cunningham had one of the best years ever experienced by an NFL quarterback. Most other NFL coaches had given up on Cunningham, and he had to take the entire season off before the Vikings got him for cheap!

    Green continues to coach in the UFL.

    WITHOUT GREEN, the Vikings may not have made the playoffs SOME of those years. Try to imagine the team without Moss, Cunningham, Carter, and/ Culpepper!!!

  80. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    GREEN FOR GENERAL MANAGER OF THE mn vikings.

  81. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Dennis Green knows talent, and how to treat people!!!

  82. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    …and as he has said many times “I have broad shoulders, and will accept the blame.”

  83. By Mike B. on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred All great points but had it all in 98 and rested his team during the championship game which ended up waiting on a field goal. He had a team only one other team stopped that year and didn’t go for the kill against Atlanta. Went to Arizona and had a meltdown. I don’t think you can get many to agree that they would want Green back in the NFL. Sorry my friend I have to disaggree with using Green.

  84. By Mike B. on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    I think Tony Dungy, Brian Billick, or Jeff Fisher would make good GMs. the guy from pitt would be good too.

  85. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Just like with Tarvaris Jackson, there seems to be a lot of racial predjudice against Joe Webb.

    Just because someone has a certain skin color, that does not mean that they are dumb.

    What would it be like for you (a white person like 95% of the rest of the state) to look up into the stands and see only black people? Scary, right?

    So how do you think it would be for a black person to try to impress a white crowd who is against him succeeding from the start???

    These are questions some of you need to ask yourself. Besides they have proven that we are all the same!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  86. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike B,

    I also like your GENERAL MANAGER CHOICES.

  87. By ME on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Why is everyone complaining saying we should get OL help and blah blah blah. Every team hass 3 QB’s on the roster incase someone gets hurt so we needed a third and picked him up. Hes gonna be our 3rd string QB so no he wont overtake Webb so stop crying and hes a decent player and shouldnt cost them that much. He can also help Ponder develope by teaching him different things becuz og all his experience where as Webb cant cuz this is only his second year. Look at Scuab im sure sage helped him some and hes a great QB so I love the move great pickup Vikes

  88. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    We have all heard about how horrible Dennis Green was as a coach to take a 15-1 record into the playoffs and not win the Super Bowl.

    However Carter, Cunningham, and Moss were on that team. How would the Vikings have done without those fellas???

    Not one of those three guys would have been on the team without Green’s efforts!!!

    The defense was ranked #2 in offensive yards and #13 in defensive yards. And up to that time it was THE GREATEST SCORING OFFENSE IN NFL HISTORY.

    Green should not have been fired, and was hired immediately by perennial loser Arizona.

    Offense sells the tickets, Defense wins championships.

  89. By Mike B. on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred I think you are out of line on the racial statement. Coach Frazier is making the determination on who is and is not a starting QB. I don’t think that follows. It’s the fact that both Webb and TJack are not going to be great QBs. They could be great backups. But don’t pull out the race card on this that is a bunch of Mularkey.

  90. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    @Me,

    Joe Webb was listed at #3 Quarterback immediately by Mike Wobschall when Rosenfels was signed.

    Rosenfels has not thrown an NFL pass since 2008!!!

    You are right however, we needed a third QB.

  91. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    Why does it bother YOU?

  92. By Mike B. on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred because it’s a copp out used when no other good excuse is found. When logic doesn’t work then go for the emotional one.

  93. By Shawn on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Parody … good job using thought b4 you type. I was really amazed by the majority of people not understanding we need 3 QBs on the roster. As if this was the first season of football they have ever watched.

    Also Frazier has said many times in his pressers he wants to use Webb at WR which made it necessary to have a veteran cheap back up.

    I cant believe the craziness that came from 50% of these posts. I still have faith in Frazier and understand that he had hopes that the talent level on Chilly’s roster was still good. It wasnt and if you watch a presser you will see Frazier knows it. Frazier is not going to throw people under the bus but if you listen you can tell he knows

  94. By Shawn on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder is the QB time to see Webb be a WR

  95. By Caleb on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Sage was actually drafted in 2001 by the Washington Redskins
    Just saying

  96. By Dueyz on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Sage should be nothing more than a cheap buy for a 3rd string spot. Don’t even suggest he mentor someone. I have no issue trying Webb at WR, but we have to have a 2nd and 3rd string in place in order to risk Webb at another position. We can’t have our 2nd string get injured at another position until we have a replacement for him. So if Ponder gets hurt and Webb gets hurt as a WR, what do we do at QB?

  97. By Dueyz on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Sage should not and will not be teaching Ponder anything. Sage doesn’t have anything to teach Ponder other than how to never be offered a starting position, get traded frequently, and belong to several franchises who all feel the same about his talent. He fills a space when a team needs it filled. Sage is 3rd string with us, period. And that’s only until he’s replaced.

  98. By Parody on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Klawz – What are you on? This decision wasn’t made “a while back”. It was a decision the team made this week to help them finish a lost season. I will re-post my challenge: Name someone better who can play the roll of bench-warming veteran QB presence.

  99. By Dueyz on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    I wouldn’t put Webb and T-Jack in the same conversation. T-Jack has shown enough to determine that he’ll NEVER be a great QB. If you want to be in denial of that, suit yourself and follow the rest of his career. Webb has potential, although I’m not convinced he’ll be a great QB. Either way, I’m not feeling the race card as an issue on this team.

  100. By Parody on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Dueyz – In your hypothetical situation, even IF both players get hurt, how does it hurt the team? We already have 9-losses, equating to ZERO chance of making the playoffs.

    The team is looking to the future. Ponder is our QB of the future. We need to find other future players, including WRs. Webb still has a good chance of being an effective WR for us, and this is as good a time as any to try him out at the position and see if he can learn how to play it at the NFL level.

    …and just because Sage hasn’t been a consistent starter doesn’t mean he can’t be a good mentor. He has been in the NFL for 11-years. If he was as bad as you are trying to make us believe, he wouldn’t have gotten enough interest from NFL teams to continue to be employed for more than 3-years. Anyways, a good football player is not the end-all requirement to make a good mentor. There are plenty of people who are better at helping others improve than they are at turning themselves into superstars. I have seen nothing from Sage that convinces me he isn’t this type of person.

  101. By Dueyz on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Parody – I’m with you on the pick up of Sage. He was brought to fill a spot at a cheap price. I disagree, however, that he brings any type of veteran leadership. I think he was brought in for nothing more than to put a name in the 3rd string spot. I would only want Ponder taking advice from a skilled/successful QB. Anyone else should let him be and keep the pine warm.

  102. By Parody on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn – Thanks. I am surprised by how many people make such ludicrous claims without any attempt to support it with logical reasoning.

    I know you and I have had disagreements in the past, but you are one of the more intelligent bloggers on this site. I enjoy squaring off against someone who can match intellect, rather than just sling insults!

  103. By Parody on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Dueyz – Think that through for a minute. That preference would mean that you don’t want Bill Musgrave or Craig Johnson giving advice to Ponder. Musgrave, our offensive coordinator, spent some time in the NFL, played 12 games in 5 years, starting one, which he lost, and then the NFL lost interest in him as a player. Still, he was able to get Matt Ryan off to a great start to his career.

    Johnson, our QB coach, never even played in the NFL. According to your preferences, that tells me that you don’t want him to even be in the same room as Ponder.

  104. By Dueyz on Dec 2, 2011 | Reply

    Parody – Interesting points. I think it hurts the team if you don’t continue to develop future players at their long term intended positions. I have no issue putting Webb at WR. Just saying we should only do so if we intend to develop him there. Which leaves a hole at 2nd string QB. Sage has NEVER been a chosen starter. After 11 years and many franchises, that speaks volumes of his skill at the position. Perhaps he is a good mentor, but can you list some examples of players mentored by him that achieved great success? There are LOTS of examples of players with long NFL careers who bounced back and forth and never did anything exceptional. That only proves he’s been just good enough to stick around in the background. I’m only saying that I don’t want my (hopeful) future QB taking success advice from someone who has never really achived it.

  105. By Parody on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    I’m sure everyone is plenty familiar with the phrase “those who can’t do, teach.” Although I believe it gives a false impression of teachers in general, there is some wisdom hidden within it. It takes a completely different skillset to be able to teach. For many things, including football, you don’t have to be good at it in order to teach it. You need a good understanding of the subject, and a crîtical eye for areas that could be improved, as well as the ability to effectively communicate that with someone else.

    Because of this, a good player in many circümstances makes for a lousy teacher. Things come so easily to some people that they have too much trouble trying to figure out how to help others learn things that come naturally to them.

  106. By Dueyz on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Parody – Always good points on your part. Let me say…if a player is going to be mentored from another player at that position, I’d prefer it to come from someone successful at that position. I’m aware that there are many coaches whom have never played, and are great at teaching. BTW…I’m not a fan of Musgrave and don’t want Ponder taking advice from him either. If you feel Sage is a good coach, he should coach. Because he obviously isn’t great at playing the position. But you have to list some success stories of Sage’s mentoring before I want Ponder listening to his version of how to be a better QB.

  107. By Parody on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Dueyz – Sage is not a long term backup. He is here for 5-games, and then he is gone. I don’t know why you think this can hurt our team.

    And please don’t make statements of fact without verifying that “fact” first.

    Rosenfels finished the 2007 season at 4–1 as a starter, in comparison to Matt Schaub’s 4–7 on the season.[17] He completed 154-of-240 pässes for 1,684 yards and 15 touchdowns.[18] His pässing touchdown percentage of 6.3% was fourth-best in the NFL for the season, and his pass completion percentage of 64.2% was the 10th-best in the NFL.[19]

    Looks like some decent success, and Schaub has become a solid starter for the Texans. He was leading them to a division title this year until he got injured. What makes you think Sage didn’t help him along at all? And now Sage has more experience in the NFL, which means that he has had more time to learn what it takes to succeed in the NFL, so he can pass that knowledge on to other young QBs.

  108. By Dueyz on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Parody – I agree completely that being a good teacher is seperate from playing well. But I think you’re giving Sage an aweful lot of unearned credit as a “good teacher”. Either you recognize his teaching abilities much better than I do, or you’re betting on the wrong horse. I hope you’re right and I’m wrong, but I don’t foresee Sage contributing anything to Poner’s development.

  109. By Parody on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Dueyz – I have been asking this of others, and gotten no reply as of yet. Maybe you can provide an answer. Please tell me who you prefer the team signed and put in the position, as either a #2 or #3 QB, to be the experienced veteran for the remainder of the season?

  110. By VegasVike on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Anything is better than McStumble at the helm.

  111. By Dueyz on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Parody – I think you misunderstood me. I’m not upset we picked up Sage. I think we agree on most points of why we did so, and his short term future with us. He was the lesser of evils, and I’m sure we did what we had to by taking him. We just disagree on his impact/contribution during his time with us.

  112. By Parody on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    I’m not saying he is a good teacher. I’m saying there’s a good chance that he can be a good teacher, and there is no evidence indicating otherwise. Even if it turns out that he isn’t a good teacher, how does it hurt us?

  113. By dryes on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    They got Sage because they need 3 Quarterbacks and may want to use Webb as WR so they need another QB. I can’t believe that there is any debate about this. We need 3 Qbs to finish out the season and safely use Joe Webb. Some of these posts are just people who will find anything possible to whine and complain about. We can do better, Vikes Fans. There’s plenty of real concerns to whine about, if you must, without shooting down the no-brainers

  114. By Dueyz on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Anything IS better than McStumble at the helm, LOL!

  115. By Parody on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Come on now. I would have preferred McNabb back there in the #2 slot. He was showing class and leadership as a backup veteran. I have actually witnessed him helping Ponder out in between drives on the sideline. Unfortunately, he still thinks he can be a successful #1, so he chose to go in search of a desperate team willing to give him a 3rd chance at a rebound. Hopefully it works out for him, but I doubt that it will.

  116. By Dueyz on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Parody – Again, I’m not saying we should’ve picked up any other QB. Ponder should be 1st string, and Webb 2nd. I don’t see any veteran QBs out there right now that we can pick up to help train either of them. So we did what we needed to and filled the 3rd string with the lesser of evils. I get that. There isn’t an experienced veteran QB for us to get for the remainder of the season, and that isn’t our goal right now anyway. We have our own fish to fry.

    I don’t think it hurts us at all to bring in Sage. I only think it could hurt Ponder to let Sage get in his head and give him bad advice.

    FTR – I watched that part of Sage’s career at HOU. He stepped in better than expected. However, that represents a tiny portion of his career. The bulk of it tells a different story. And having a FLEETING moment of success in a LONG career has nothing to do with him being a good mentor to Ponder.

  117. By Parody on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Dueyz – You are encorageable. I contend that success of any level is by no means a guarantee that he’d be a successful mentor. You insisted otherwise, so I gave you an example. I could go into detail about circümstances that have blocked his chances for further success, but you’d likely just try to shoot that down and it doesn’t change the fact that it means nothing in his ability to help Ponder out.

    The simple truth behind it all is that you are judging his personality based on his success.

  118. By Dueyz on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    @dryes I guess there are a few MIN fans upset at getting Sage, but most of us understand; 3 spots…remove 1…replace 1. But we can’t put Webb out at WR unless we get another one. Even on a losing team in a lost season, gotta have your 3 QBs. So if we convert Webb to WR… Ponder is 1st string, Sage is 2nd, who’s 3rd?

  119. By Dueyz on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Parody – I hope the Vikings get better no matter how. Even if I’m wrong in how they do it. I’ve already conceded that Sage MIGHT be a better mentor than I recognize. But for now…I don’t see it. I don’t see Ponder becoming a great QB because Sage Rosenfels taught him some golden nuggets of wisdom. If you do, I hope you’re right. And when that happens, I’ll give you full credit and admit I was off base about Sage.

  120. By Parody on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Webb is 3rd! Why do you need your backup QBs spending all their time on the bench? IF something happens to Ponder, then Webb can be held back from participating as a WR in the off-chance that Sage gets injured in the same game.

    IF Webb gets injured, then the team just needs to find another replacement player to fill in as the #3 QB.

    IF, in the VERY UNLIKELY chance that Webb gets injured as a WR in the same game that sees Ponder AND Sage get injured, then we still have a stipulation! Either Kluwe or Longwell would fill in for the remainder of the game.

    The point is, it doesn’t matter how many people you have on the team at any one position, there is always the slightest of chances that they’ll all be injured. If you try to protect your backups because you’re terrified of what you will do when they’re injured, then you’re essentially just wasting the talent of 25+ players on a team.

  121. By Parody on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Dueyz – That’s an empty promise. There is no way we can gauge who or what was responsible in a change of skill, good or bad, (outside of something blatantly obvious like a serious injury). Just trust that the coaches are giving him the best chance they can with the tools that they have at their disposal.

  122. By George on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    We MUST improve our O Line and D Line. We need to test out Joe Webb at WR.
    So far not to impressed with our back up RB’s.

  123. By nativevikngsfan on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Welcome back Sage!!

  124. By vikingfan4life on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    I keep hearing everyone say we need to give Webb a chance at wide receiver and I agree. However, I will believe it when I see it. I haven’t seen this coaching staff making any obvious decisions that the rest of us see oh so clearly. C’MON COACHES! let’s get this one right!!!

  125. By Matthias on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Finally a good decision. We were in need of a 2nd string QB anyways. And for all the people, who want to start Webb… He will be a 3rd-string-QB so that he can show his talent, thanks to the new rules. The 2nd-string-QB is not allowed to play till the starting QB leaves the field for the rest of the game.

    Welcome back Sage

  126. By Matthias on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    If you risk any kind of injury, you can start Webb… Still I believe that he won’t be starting at WR, because he would have to learn the new plays first and thats not that easy if you have to be up-to-date at QB, too.

    Get over it, the season is nearly done.

  127. By Matthias on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Parody, you are right.

  128. By Twoodsnvikes on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Haha Tjoke:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/963973-10-nfl-players-wed-be-happy-to-never-see-again/page/6

  129. By Jon Bernreuter on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    START JOE WEBB!!! PONDER IS LOSING!!! GO BLAZERS!!!

  130. By Ted Brown 23 on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Seriously,for a moment or two after I heard about McNabb being waived, I thought “What’s Culpepper up to?”

  131. By ozzinator on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Ha ha ha, Culpepper. Yah right, lotta smarts there………..
    Oops, better watch it. Fred might call me a racist!

  132. By Kody Wiig on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Is it possible to draft wisconsin whole o line? Seems like a good move! O yea and sage is that guy who is a smart football guy but doesn’t have amazing talent like a brad johnson them guys have forgot more about fb then any of us know

  133. By Deertracks on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Fred, Thanks for noting the facts on Joe Webb..At least ONE person is aware of the fact that when Webb first appeared on the scene, Frazier was hopping up and down of what he deemed the Viklings QB of the future! Then along came Ponder and Webb was thrown onto the trash heap!…Sooner or later, (much later) the rest of you will realize that Joe Webb is just as good a QB as Ponder! Use Webb as WR? Even Frazier is not that Stupid! When Ponder gets he head handded to him because of the $het(sp) p00r Ofensive Line, Sage would pick up the slack? Ya You Betcha…

  134. By DRS on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Bud Grant for GM, only MN coach to get to a SB. Sorry for any miss spellings.

  135. By DRS on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Get a GM and now, then maybe the Vikings will win once more..

  136. By DRS on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    later.

  137. By Allen Schipani on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    start sage and get moss back Too

  138. By Allen Schipani on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    get gruden or mike tice to coach too

  139. By Kyle on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    HECK YES mcnabb is gone and rosenfiels back as number two. Life can’t get sweater besides for us actually winning some games and having a team haha

    GO VIKINGS!!!!!!

  140. By Deertracks on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    I believe Mike Tice is coaching for the Chicago Bears…

  141. By VA Vike Fan on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    We’re tied with the St. Louis Rams for the biggest joke of the NFL spot. If last year was a down year, then what is this???

  142. By DesertViking on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Next year should be a completer renovation, a lot of player should be cut. And it will prove if Frazier truly is a head coach or just a coordinator

  143. By Jdude on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    We really should have got rid of TJack last year and kept Sage Rosenfels.

  144. By Jdude on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    But I guess it was Chilly that made the decision.

  145. By skolpurpleandgold on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    they need to give joe a chance there is ALOT of talent there

  146. By Jdude on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    VA Vike Fan We have an Inexperienced QB this year.

  147. By Bigfan1 on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe everyone should concede with Parody before he fries his brain trying to convince everyone he’s right. One thing I’ll say about Rosenfels he was in my opinion better than Tavaris Jackson. Players don’t run this organization, managers and coaches do, even Frazier admitted the coaches need to communicate better, watching them along the sidelines they appear to care less what happens. There may be a lot of management and coaching personnel who have been in this organization too long.

  148. By Mike R. on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    I think it is time to put up or shut up. Ponder is definately the QB, not the QB who replaced the veteran who couldn’t get it done. Players that were drafted for positional needs have to step up! The rookies that always seem to be inactive need to become active. O-line needs to protect QB. Secondary should be a lot better! If they are not good, bring in or draft better ones. Easier said than done….

  149. By SoCalVike on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Draft the “Honey Badger”

  150. By Dueyz on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    @Twood – I dig the link. It sums up my thoughts on T-Jack to a tee! As I’ve said before…I don’t know WHAT this guy has to do to convince his loyal following that he doesn’t have the skillset. I’m sure that when he leaves the league for good, there will still be a handfull of people who attribute his poor production to several theories of how he was never given a chance. He seems like a really nice guy, but business is business. He sucks as a QB.

  151. By Mike R. on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Mich St-Wisconsin Big 12 championship.

    It is a very good game so far! Some big plays. I am watching some sleepers as far as draft 2012. I am focusing on O-line and WR.

  152. By Mike R. on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    My bad….Big 10. I can’t keep track of conferences and colleges coming and going.

  153. By sandiamond on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Mike R, i’m off the Blackmon bandwagon. The need in a CB/LT is too great to justify a WR with the first pick. We can address it later

  154. By Mike R. on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    sandiamond

    I agree! Who are you looking at as far as CB/LT wishlist?

  155. By sandiamond on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Lots on players on the draft board I see for Wis and Mich St! Claiborne worthy of the number pick imo. Happy with Kalil or Martin but wary of the CB we would get in RD2

  156. By Mike R. on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    sandiamond

    i can’t see going first round for WR (I don’t want a Troy Williamson clone). I like a WR in later rounds. There may be “sandiamonds” in the rough..:-)

  157. By sandiamond on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Ha! Cunningham looks good for a later round wr pick. Nick Toon rated too high 2/3 imo

  158. By Frederick Jones on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    @Deertracks,

    I didn’t know about Frazier jumping up and down when Joe Webb had success last year at QUARTERBACK!!!

    Football is an emotional game, and lots of politics are involved. SOMETIMES THE BEST PLAYERS ACTUALLY HAVE TO SIT ON THE BENCH BEFORE THEY ARE “discovered.”

    And QB is a puzzling position. I do not see McNabb doing well anywhere this year UNLESS he gets lucky and plays in a Super Bowl for somebody.

    But next year he may lead the league in passing. IT HAS HAPPENED BEFORE ALREADY TO THE VIKINGS. Norm Snead Vikings 1971 3rd stringer, 1972 Giants #1 passer in the NFC.

    Meanwhile how ’bout that Tarvaris Jackson, and his O Line is nothing to write home about!!!

  159. By Frederick Jones on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    Prepare Joe Webb and C. Ponder for battling for the QB position in 2012.

    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER
    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER
    HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER

    Listen VIKINGS you must do SOOOOMMMMEEETTTHHHIIIIINNGG about
    your drafting squad.

  160. By Frederick Jones on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    Thank you for responding to my comments yesterday.

    There are a lot of politics in this game, some are racially motivated!!!

  161. By Frederick Jones on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    DRS,

    It’s good to see you back!!!

  162. By Mike R. on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    sandiamond

    Cunningham seems to get his act together in last half of season. I think 8 TD in the last 4 games. I saw him make some good plays tonight. Nice TD and nice lateral from other WR for TD. Draftsite has him as 7th round pick. What ?!?!?!

  163. By TykeVike on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    They should have tried Joe Webb at cornerback or safety? He’s quick, fast, and exceptional athlete. If they had started doing that at the beginning of the season then he could have played some at that position now. There have been numerous college qurterbacks who have ;made the converstion from QB to DB.

  164. By Mike R. on Dec 3, 2011 | Reply

    TykeVike

    That’s what Buffalo did with Josh Nesbitt. QB from Ga Tech. He is now on PS as a safety.

  165. By CA Norwegian on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply

    I will still root for this team, but so much seems in such a sad state of affairs. At least I do not have to deal with paying the people who ran this team into the ground. These teams do want deeds for playing. Ultimately only the red states will have money to attract and keep NFL teams. As much as I like them in Minn. It just doesn’t look like Minn. wanta them anymore.

  166. By purplehaze1 on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply

    reasoning aside…it still doesn’t make much sense to me. maybe the wormkiller wanted to be waived to see if can hook on with another team and play…can’t fault him for that. however, he didn’t get picked up…we sign Sage as a security measure and McBust still gets paid…would it be too much of a stretch to suggest we could have waited to see what happened with old #5 then got Sage…i doubt that his phone was smoking from incoming calls. OL Grassburner iss till here anyway…just give him a clipboard instead of a hat and we’re good to go. lastly, i think Ponder and Webb should be splitting the QB reps for the rest of the season…so far, we have a pretty good idea what CP brings to the table…Webb might just surprise a few people if he was given increased reps as well…hey at 2-9…we’re not fooling anyone…GO VIKES!!!

  167. By Doug Cornelsen on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings have become the “Island of misfit toys” why do we go and pick up the old dogs broken and wore out rather than develop from within. Ponder and Webb have talent more then McNabb or Jackson had. Develop these guys and in a couple of years who knows we might have a Rodgers, Favre, Elway, etc. of our own. I am willing to wait to see that happen. But build the Offensive line now, without protection of the QB’s they have nowhere to grow to. PROTECT THE QB!

  168. By Jeff on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply

    What in the world is going on with the Vikes? Since 98, they’ve only had 4 descent seasons, this year is the worse.

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