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Jared Allen Sets New Vikings Single-Season Sack Record

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 1, 2012 – 2:12 pm

Vikings DE Jared Allen has had a monster season in 2011, and he had a monster game on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Allen has registered 3.5 sacks on the day, setting a new Vikings single-season record.

Allen finishes the 2011 season with 22.0 sacks, surpassing the previous team record of 21.0 by Chris Doleman.

Unfortunately, Allen was unable to notch one more on the afternoon, so he finishes just 1.0 sack shy of the NFL’s single-season mark, which is held by Michael Strahan (22.5 in 2001).

Congratulations to Jared Allen on another great season and on becoming the Vikings single-season record holder for QB sacks.

Click here to watch Jared’s postgame presser.

Click here to see the sack where he broke Doleman’s record.

Click here to view full highlights from Jared’s performance on Sunday.


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98 Responses to “Jared Allen Sets New Vikings Single-Season Sack Record”

  1. By TITANIUM TITUS on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  2. By Daniel on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Amazing, great for him go Jared, go Vikings

  3. By holly robertson on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    jared allen is a beast!

  4. By stew on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Beast mode!

  5. By Viking Joe on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Congratulations # 69 !!! Way to go !!!!

  6. By mr smiff on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Good stuff. Good stuff.

  7. By TonyO on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    One of the few bright spots in a truly pathetic season………let’s hope the front office doesn’t botch up the draft or it will be years before the Vikings contend again…..

  8. By 61viking on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Congrats!!!! You are the man!!!!

  9. By klwedge on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    WEBB is my herro he wins games ya right LET PONDER develop

  10. By klwedge on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    good job ALLEN

  11. By hippster on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    CLASS ACT ALL THE WAY

  12. By saddy on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Get Robert griffin iii, trade ponder, he is too fragile, he takes one hit and he is out of the match, now we know how great Brett favre is when he took them all the way in 09 behind this pathetic line

  13. By Daniel on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    On brother! Great year Allen! I hope they compltely rebuild our db’s. Happy new year vikings fans!

  14. By Mich.Vikingfan on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Great Job J.A. The bright spot of a dreary season, Glad your a Viking hopefully you will be playing in Minnesota for years to come!!

  15. By Spence on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Did Jared Allen get a sack in the 4th Quarter?

  16. By Matthias on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Saddy… Did you even watch the game? Ponder fell on his preinjured hip… He couldn’t even stand up … !!!
    We already have a great scrambler in Webb and even he got sacked behind our pathetic Oline. Give Ponder another chance next season. You can’t judge after 1…

  17. By saddy on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Matthias, you can’t pass on a game changer like RGiii, he is an accurate passer, with kalil gone to Rams I say we get RGiii or else we will be looking for a qb again and there is no good talent coming out next yr

  18. By Roninmn.. on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is our quarterback of the future. Get over it. Way to go Jared Allen. Now get the offensive line in order and our secondary. Webb is the back up and it showed today. Fred can you add the offensive line and secondary to your g.m. posts. Happy New Year everyone.

  19. By Geiber on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Awesome job 69! Congrats on 22! 2nd most ever! EVER!

  20. By DesertViking on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Justin Blackmon… nuff said.

  21. By Viking Joe on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Barkley from USC, comes out in 2013.

  22. By Viking Joe on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Congratulations to Allen on your 22 sacks, second most in a season, great job !!!!

  23. By saddy on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Atleast keep RGiii hostage and make teams fight for him and get us some draft picks, I don’t think ponder is the answer, he has the weakest arm, if he has a strong arm I would see him as future, or get Matt flynn from gb through free ency, he throws darts

  24. By mILITARYvIKING on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    NT JA you are the Man and I Got a signed Jersey From my wife for X-mas. Sorry that you missed the Record but I know you will get it next year Bro. Grats on your new Family and Great Job this year!! You make me proud to be a vikings Fan and thank you for all the support you show for the Militay

  25. By mILITARYvIKING on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    NJ*

  26. By Frederick Jones on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Get rid of all your racial prejudices (if you have them). JOE WEBB is for real and I don’t care who is coaching him!!!

    Joe could, however, use an excellent offensive line, and defensive backs to HELP KEEP HIM ON THE FIELD!!!

    Can you imagine if Joe Webb added the jump pass to his list of skills!!!
    It would be like Joe Kapp of old, who directed Minnesota’s most exciting team in
    1969. Joe Webb could add to that folklore.

    He has not yet begun to play the position!!!

    JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB

    JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB

    RUB IT IN RUB IT IN

    JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB

    JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB

    + an OFFENSIVE LINE!!!

    joe webb joe webb joe webb SUPERMAN!!!!

    Joe is JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #1

  27. By Frederick Jones on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    We need running backs it’s true. Wide Receivers, Defensive Tackles, etc.

    Keep pressuring the VIKINGS draft team to get Offensive Linemen and Defensive Backs.

    My ratings for these two groups:

    1. OLine Run
    2. D Backs versus Run
    3. O Line Pass
    4. D Backs versus Pass

    There is not much difference between 3 and 4 !!!!!

  28. By Arrow86 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Jared Allen- Like you say, “The mullet isn’t a hairstyle, it’s a lifestyle.” All Viking fans should grow a mullet for opening of camp in Mankato out of respect to Jared Allen!

  29. By mILITARYvIKING on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    In the Army!!!! Can’t!!!!!

  30. By Arrow86 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    A way to rapidly improve our team. I think I figured out why our QB’s are running for their lives. Instead of hollaring “Hutt!” to snap the ball, they must be yelling “Squirrel!” With the way our O-line stands around and watches Ponder get plundered, and Webb get wasted, the linemen must all be looking for squirrels. Another sad performance from this crew. If I were Harvin I’d demand a trade. If I were Webb I’d demand a trade. If I were Jared Allen I’d demand a trade. To play for this teams management and coaching is pathetic on a good day.

  31. By Pud Grand on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Well– Wiking Wimps Whipped By Windy City Woodsdwellers!
    End of season, goodbye franchise!

  32. By Frederick Jones on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    #1 JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB!!!

    JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB

    RUB IT IN RUB IT IN

    JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB

    JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB

    + an OFFENSIVE LINE!!!

    joe webb joe webb joe webb SUPERMAN!!!!

    Joe is JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #1
    $$$ joewebb joewebb joe webb joe webb joe webb joe webb joewebb

    JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB

    JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB

    RUB IT IN RUB IT IN

    JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB

    JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB JOE WEBB

    + an OFFENSIVE LINE!!!

    joe webb joe webb joe webb SUPERMAN!!!!

  33. By Frederick Jones on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    * “I am a better coach when I have better players. There is no coach who makes all the difference in the world. You must have some degree of talent to get the job done.” Bill Kenney, Offensive Line Coach @Penn St.

    So it’s not time to fire Leslie Frazier.

    Give him some talent in the defensive backfield and on the offensive line.

    Hire a General Manager to make the personnel decisions or let Frazier do it.

    Be smart MN Vikings

  34. By Lance Vombardee on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks, Pud, you sure are, aren’t you ?

  35. By Frederick Jones on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Roninminn,

    We can agree to disagree on Webb and Ponder (Ponder and Webb).

    Either of these two fellas can be a GREAT QUARTERBACK.

    What will our draft team do??? I am very scared of their thinking because of what happened last year. They were not even close to where we need to be in terms of THINKING. LOL X 1, 0 0 0, 0 0 0 :(

  36. By Pud Grand on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    The Pack is back!
    It’s time to dance the Packer Polka & the Super Bowl Stomp; drink good beer, eat good cheese and enjoy 2012!
    Back the Pack!
    I am a Packer Backer, don’t call me a facker, or what you’ll be eatin’ will be my excretin’…
    Green Bay Packers: Super Bowl Winners!
    NFL Champions!
    Proud Guardians of the Lombardi Trophy!

  37. By Frederick Jones on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Be very scared of Spielman, Brzinszski, etc. !!!

    BE VERY SCARED!!!

  38. By Pud Grand on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s to the winners; they make the losers what they are!
    Example– Wiking Wimps Whipped by Windy City Wild Woodsdwellers!

  39. By Frederick Jones on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    OFFENSIVE LINE
    DEFENSIVE BACKS

    sing it over!

    OFFENSIVE LINE
    DEFENSIVE BACKS

    sing it over!

    A–MEN!!!

  40. By Frederick Jones on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    “““OFFENSIVE LINE
    DEFENSIVE BACKS

    sing it over!

    OFFENSIVE LINE
    DEFENSIVE BACKS

    A–MEN!!!

  41. By vlad19 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Congratulations to Jared Allen! What a sad statement though, when you rank the BEST pass rush end in the game, almost sets league record and you still rank (just guessing, not confirming) about 27th against the pass! Can you say Asher Allen, Hussein Muhammed, Jamarca Sanford, Ced Griffin (most of the season anyway – he looked pretty good last two weeks – needed littl coach’s inspiration apparently)…. and bench offers Ty Johnson, Bennie Sapp and more practice squad fodder…. Not to mention some of the worst cover LBs in football!

    Too bad for K Williams and Jared, and while Greenway picked up ton of tackles, not many impact plays ALL YEAR. EJ was silent most the year too. We had TWO D players and a bunch of bubble gum chewers.

  42. By Mark B on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    For those of you who think Joe Webb can be a startin QB – that performance should about seal it. The same 5 – 7 plays over and over for 3 quarters, a couple good throws, some even better catches and a handful of poor decisions.
    He would be best helping the offense if during the off-season he went and worked with Larry Fitzgerald on route running and pass catching. Could you imagine that – an offense with AP, Percy, Stevie Johnson (from FA), Shaiancoe and Rudolph with Ponder at QB and Webb as a possible receiver/option QB that is on the field for 60% of snaps?

    Just my $0.02

  43. By VA Vike Fan on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    ARE WE READY TO FIX THIS OFFENSIVE LINE YET??? TRASH

  44. By vlad19 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Mr Jones, you are dead on re our draft braintrust…. they aren’t even watching the same football team we are. I fear anything they dream up! Look at all the late talent playing elite football, and we pick guys OUT of projected status and achieve exactly what????? Bad football players. And in case like Gearhart, a capable back, WE WERE NOT IN NEED OF THIS KID WHEN THEY DRAFTED HIM.

    Our Org doesn’t even recognize our own shortcomings and needs! Sad. Watch, they will draft a 3rd round QB with their first pick (Ponder/T Jackson) Then they will draft a LIB or a punter. That about sums up MY expectation of this front office talent.

  45. By Pud Grand on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    On the last day of franchise history, Les Frazier matches Les Steckel–
    3-13!

  46. By Mike R. on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Please do not draft any defensive players from Alabama. They are good at their positions and back each other up. Coming to Minnesota, they would have to cover the whole d@mn field! (with exception of JA)

  47. By Derrick.G on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Kinda hard to get sacks when they quadruple team you in the 4th. Not to mention the bears were winning. So all they did was run. Watch the game dumba$$.

  48. By Pud Grand on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe next season, Minnesota can land a team in the Arena Football League.
    That should make the derelects, vagrants and vagabonds happy.

  49. By Arrow86 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Frederick:

    I agree with 99.999% of what you say. However, that .001% about Frazier needing time to get talent, I’m not buying. Our talent level is low, but as D-coordinator and a former secondary coach, he selected or gave the thumbs up to keep our lame-butt guys that have been running around lost in the secondary for 4-months. He had large leads in early games in the season, and lost. He re-placed an oxy-moron and won half as many games as the moron’s worst campaign. We’re keeping Frazier because otherwise we’d have 3 head coaches on the payroll next year, and only one on the field.

  50. By Derrick.G on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Pud shut up. Stupid name for a stupid person.

  51. By Arrow86 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Derrick G:

    After Allen got within a 1/2 sack of the record, Martz put two tight ends, a tackle, and chipped with a running back on Allen. A thought crossed my mind…what in the H were the other 10 Viking players doing at that time?? I am all with you Derrick.

    Did Robeson, K-Will, Guion, and our linebackers all drop into pass coverage?

  52. By Mt_Viking on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    We need to draft the “honey badger” from LSU…he is a play maker and game-changer! Oh yeah, he happens to play a position we are in desperate need of (DB). And, he is a great return man too!
    what a great addition he would be !!!!

  53. By Derrick.G on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Watching a nobody throw like a pro bowler i guess…

  54. By Arrow86 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Vlad: You give Spielman too much credit. He’ll draft two punters and a long snapper. And be late getting the card to the podium to draft in the first round, so we may not even get the punter he really wants!

  55. By Arrow86 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Monday morning mailbag: “Coach Frazier! Considering you replaced an incompetent fool who won 6 games in his worst season. What justification do you have to keep your job going forward?” Long pause… Even longer pause… “Uh, I get my T.P.S. reports done early for Lumburg.”

  56. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    OK thought about it and what an opportunity the Vikings have our 2 biggest weaknesses are OL and DB so we either get LT Kalil or CB Claiborne with the 3rd pick …. its a good situation

  57. By vlad19 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Arrow, I stand corrected… you are right…

    And after the long snapper, they will trade their remaining 4 picks for Bernard Berrian — no matter what arena league he is playing in right now!

  58. By Arrow86 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    I like the “Honey badger” pick, and then O-line and more secondary. Trade the Henderson brothers for a year’s supply of Powerade. Lord knows their play this year wasn’t all that refreshing.

  59. By vlad19 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Hendersons were the “invisible men” and it surprised the heck out of me… but NONE of our LBs can cover the pass, so Greenway can go for all it matter to me. We need impact guys at LB and not just tackle counters. But clearly NOT our greatest need, so DB’s here we come! O-line we have needed since Favre took 22 hits in the NFC champ game vs NO…. the writing was more than on the wall – and we ignored all the signs of illness! if we don’t pull at least 4 of these needed positions out of all our picks, and honestly we should take 3 OL and 2 secondary guys, we will have once again NOT addressed our NEEDS! And Spileman will have remained committed to gutting this team of talent and hope!

    By the way, is this guy Bill Smith in disguise?

  60. By Mike R. on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    CB Chase Minnifield anyone?

    He decided not to play in game last night Auburn-Virginia. Reports have it he was slightly hurt and going to have surgery next week. Come on! ACC vs. SEC. An emotional game. Pass on him!

  61. By Arrow86 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    You lost me “Divac” with the Bill Smith reference. Bill Smith is like dog pooh on a white shoe, you just can’t shake him totally loose. The Twins hired him back to serve in the role of “Mini-me” to Terry Ryan.

  62. By TonyO on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Strahan was handed the record by Favre who basically said “here I am Strahan, it’s all yours” for his record breaker. The Vikings do not have the respect of other players, coaches or teams. Until they can establish the team as a winner, this legacy of coming close and then “sucking” for 10 years will continue.

  63. By Arrow86 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Mike R: Now you’ve gone and done it. You researched someone who sat out important games “Chase Minnifield” because of an injury that may not be severe enough to justify the absence. He’s perfect. Let’s send the draft card to the podium yet today, so that Gooddell can announce, “With their first round pick, the Minnesota Vikings choose Chase Minnifield CB.” This is what the Vikes did the last time they nose-dived, remember Demetrius Underwood?? He missed most of his final season at Michigan State with a sprained ankle that the training and coaching staff couldn’t warrant missing more than a game on. His head coach at Michigan State was some guy named “Nick Saban” who said going into the draft, “We never knew when he’d be ready to play.” We couldn’t draft that sack of dung quick enough. That was all Denny Green needed to hear.

  64. By RealeastViking2009 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    The Only bright spot for this pathetic team this year Jared Allen.

    I honestly can’t even put into words where I’m at on the disgust level with this squad, I didn’t expect a super bowl but 3-13…Really man???

  65. By Mike R. on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    LoL Arrow86

    oh wow…Underwood…memories (bad)

  66. By Arrow86 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Tony O:

    I go back to the Saints game. When they high-lowed Jared Allen and late in the game. When no one went after a Saints player on the very next play it does reflect that this team doesn’t have the fire to do what is right. They’re thrilled to be overpaid, and too bad if those A-holes from the swamp took out our best guy.

    The Saints tried to injury Cam Newton today and rung his bell a little bit. Greg Williams their D-coordinator has openly stated “Take off the head, and the snake dies.” How that a$$-clown gets away with it is besides me… What is Goodell and the officials doing about the Saints and their habit of injuring opposing players…. He’s too busy going after Harrison of the Steelers. Even Mike TOmlin has called into question the scrutiny of his guy. Because Tomlin is a winner. We don’t have one of those on our sideline.

    Would Robert Smith have any desire to become the team GM?? It seems to be working in Denver with Elway.

  67. By Mike R. on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    I know the Vikings won’t but I want them to draft players with chips on their shoulders and something to prove.
    The Cowboys passed on Moss even though they WR needs. He showed them. Some of his best games were against the Cowboys.

  68. By Matthias on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Now we should focus on the draft. And don’t forget to cheer for every team playing against the packers!

  69. By RealeastViking2009 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    I hope the Packers win it all, this vikings team is an embarrassment.

  70. By TITANIUM TITUS on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

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  71. By Matthias on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    RealeastViking2009 = Packer?

  72. By T.allen.govikes on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    jared allen is the ultimate bad-azz! great year Jared! Why are sucky packer fans on this site? Draft OL and Safties!We’ll be better next year.

  73. By Lance Vombardee on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    I am in love with Pud and the fudge packers there grate !

  74. By Arrow86 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Mike R: Spielman was last seen chasing down a Doritos truck and the Pringle’s guy at Cub. He’s now looking for guys with chips on their shoulders too. If he hasn’t seen the glaring needs of the past few years and addressed them, it’s obvious Spielman takes things too literally. He likes Asher Allen because he’s “A game changer.” Which is true. When Asher takes the field, he changes it from a Viking win, to another losss.

  75. By Pud Grand on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Har-de-har-har-har…
    So long, suckers!
    Noted Football Expert, Mr. Pud Grand, will devoting the next month to speaking engagements in barrooms throughout the great state which lies east of Minnesota, extolling the virtues of the Men In Green & Gold!

  76. By Troy on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Congrats to Jared Allen on a great season.He gave his all on every defensive snap.I hope Ponder is the real deal and is the vikings starting QB for the next 10 years.I say give Frazier at least 1 more year to turn this team around.Im not at all confident in Speilman to have a good draft, we will see.

  77. By RealeastViking2009 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings need to seriously consider drafting RG3…We need some new life into this franchise Ponder just isn’t that life.

  78. By vlad19 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Arrow, my reference about Bill Smith is that Speilman has done almost exactly what Smith had done with Twins – take a contender and turn them into garbage with picks like T Jack, Ponder, Loadholt, Ty Johnson, Troy Williamson… How many GOOD picks in the last decade? but the last few years it hs been a concentrated effort to undermine the Org….

    JUST like Bill “dog-pooh” Smith. Just to clarify my remarks! Both sukk.

  79. By Arrow86 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Pud: I’m a Viking fan and realist. We didn’t win one game in the division, and unlike your Packeers we don’t address our team needs. When we needed an O-coordinator we went out and hired the guy our division rivals pounded in a game his Falcons were favored to win. Yeah, Wisconsin folk probably sip a bit too much of the fermented hop, and talk too much about $eks they’ll never have. But they are the E.F. Hutton of the N.F.C. North. Don’t swallow too much sausage on your extensive post-season banquet tour. Beat the SAINTS!

  80. By Arrow86 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Realest Viking 2009: RGIII is awesome. He’s mobile, and a warrior. How Webb doesn’t shed tears of frustration with the inept line in front of him makes him a warrior too. Webb is a remarkable talent. The much touted “Blazer package” is to Webb as 9-9-9 was to Herman Cain. Hypotheticals are awesome until your running for your life with 5, 300-pounders with a clean shot at you, or umpteen women you’ve tried your smooth lines on in your past. It’s too bad for Webb he has to wait for the inept O-line to get the 1st and 2nd string QB’s killed in order to play. I wonder if he can relate to how Alexander Haig felt during the 80′s???

  81. By Mike R. on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Arrow86

    Every time I think we might have gotten a hidden gem in the draft, it turns out to be a mirage. I mean Vikes need O-line, we get Love. But he is inactive all year! We needed someone to free up J Allen even more, we get inactive Reed. WTF ?!?!?!?!

  82. By Mike R. on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    I could go on and on for every draft…LoL

  83. By vlad19 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Oh yea, guys like Asher Allen too…… Abdullah, Marcus McCauley, Dontarrious Thomas, Kenechi Udeze, Erazmus James,Darrion Scott, Chris Hovan, Stalin Colinet…. Need I go on?

    On offense we could start with Onterrio Smith, or DJ Dozier….so what has our “braintrust” really done for this Org in the last decade plus in the draft…. picking 3rd means NOTHING to me. Better off trading a couple picks for Flynn! Then we solve the silly Webb vs Ponder debate too!

  84. By RealeastViking2009 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Arrow- I love Webbs skill set, but it seems management is attached to the nuts of Ponder.

    The Vikings would have been better off letting Webb be McNabbs backup and not drafting Ponder 12th.

  85. By RealeastViking2009 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Arrow- I agree on Webb I believe he has a much higher ceiling than Ponder and it makes you wonder if this team should have tried to groom Webb more instead of wasting a 1st round pick on Ponder.

    Had we just let webb be McNabbs backup we could have done either of three things…1 see if McNabb could reclaim the magic 2. See if Webb is a legit NFL QB 3. If both 1 and 2 were wrong we could have chosen from a loaded stable of QBs in the 2012 draft to be the franchise QB.

    Instead were stuck in a bind with a low upside QB like Ponder.

  86. By ozzinator on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    webb bites, Ponder is our future.
    Spence, shut the bleap up!

  87. By 3DONTHERADIO on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Anyone else remember that when Spielman was hired, there was a lot of murmuring around the league & locally because he was considered the biggest reason behind Miami’s demise & slide into mediocrity for a long period of time. { still recovering from him } I hope the Wilf’s wake up, fire him, & don’t let him run this next draft. These high picks in each round are critical to determining if the rebuilding process takes a couple of years or more years then any of us want to endure. OL, DB, WR in that order.

  88. By Spence on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Intresting. Heading into the 4th Quarter the Great Jared Allen only need 0.5 sack for the the record. He didnt even register a “Quarterback Pressure.” ONCE AGAIN JARED ALLEN DOE NOT SHOW UP IN THE 4TH QUARTER!!!!!!!!!!!!

  89. By Viking-ology on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Awesome job Jared Allen! Congrats!

  90. By ozzinator on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    F off Spence, your an idiot

  91. By vlad19 on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is our future? Pretty bleak news…. panicky, quick to flush, weak armed, still thinks he is in Div I, can’t read quick “hot read”, can’t read defenses – period – he throws where he WANTS to not where it is open.

    HIs stats (if you are a guy who just relies upon stats) Webb blows Ponder away. But today Webb did things Ponder can’t in his dreams.

    And Ponder is our future?

    Fact is, my bet, neither of them is. But if you are looking for results, measure these two performances to date… Ponder having far more snaps than Webb. Ponder deserves the chance to compete – that’s it, and simply because they spent a first round draft on the guy!

  92. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2012 | Reply

    To all the greats: Vlad19, Ozzinator:

    Webb has too much talent. Evaluating how he was utilized this season is definitely something that Frazier needs to score Musgrave low on. Either we make him a wide-out and emergency 3rd string QB, which would give us a deep threat who can get up over shorter corners and safeties, or we utililize him as QB. Other teams in this league know who he is and what he can do. It’s sad that the Vikings have him and are so baffled about how to use him. If he were to leave the Vikes, he will become a great in this league. When we do spot a gem in the rough, then we have to coach them up. What happened?

  93. By sandiamond on Jan 2, 2012 | Reply

    College QB’s today( later round prospects)

    case keenum houston vs penn state 11 ct
    russell wilson wisconsin vs oregon 4 ct (rose bowl)

    maybe one of these here the viks are scouting?

  94. By vlad19 on Jan 2, 2012 | Reply

    Arrow, I could not agree with you more – Vikes didn’t know how to handle Webb… so they stood paralyzed still. DON’T use him except in that silly NON-functional “wild cat” nonsense.

    All the love Ponder gets on this site perplexes me – 74 QB rating, almost as many Ints as TDs (and let’s reflect back on Ponder’s TDs, you will inevitably see a man taking it in after YAC, NOT a throw into the EZ – 100 yds worth of TDs to Harvin couple weeks ago and only 11 yds worth of throwing). Ponder rolls WAY too deep on the bootleg, he is 12-15 yds deep…. his inability to see the field and the open receiver…. and there are so many who LOVE this guy. I don;t get it.

    On other hand, Webb has had about 1/4 the snaps, has outplayed and out performed Ponder, IN EVERY WAY, and where is the love. I hate dreaminess in a critical eye, and we have lot of that in Monnesota apparently. Webb deserves better respect from Musgrave and WAY better than most of the fans give him.

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  96. By matt vincenzo on Jan 5, 2012 | Reply

    I’m VERY happy for Jared. He’s the best in the game today and once is all said and done, he may very well be on of the best ever. BUT, in my opinion, he already HAS the sack record. Surely, nobody counts the litte act Favre and Strahan did when Brett fell to the ground laughing as Strahan and also laughing, Strahan touched Bretts shoulder pad. Those sacks SHOULD NOT count and as far as I’m concerned, again, Jarad, you ARE the champ. Good luck next year

  97. By Ernandes on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    To go off your point about the wditoues not being so different from the talent level in Denver, I’m not sure the rest of the Vikes are much better off. An edge on defense maybe, but about the same offensively, Orton being the best quarterback on either team and AP being the best running back.

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