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North Squad Players To Watch During Senior Bowl

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 27, 2012 – 4:06 pm

After spending about a week with the North squad in this year’s Senior Bowl, including observing 3 practices and a walk-through, I’ve compiled a list of players who’ve stood out and who you should keep an eye on during Saturday’s game.

The list is limited to players from the North squad only, but keep in mind that several players from the South squad merit attention as well. In fact, NFL Network and Vikings preseason TV analyst Mike Mayock, who will serve as a game analyst on Saturday, has said that the South’s DEs may be the best position group in this game.

For now, though, we’ll focus on the North players and they’ll appear below in alphabetical order…

OL Mike Adams (Ohio State) – Listed at 6-7, 323 pounds, Adams has prototypical size for an NFL LT and I believe he’ll be playing LT during the game. With Mayock suggesting that the South squad’s DEs could be the best position group in this game, it will be interesting to see how Adams fares in pass protection. USC’s Matt Kalil, Iowa’s Riley Reiff and Stanford’s Jonathan Martin are considered by many to be this class’ top LTs, but a good showing by Adams in the Senior Bowl followed by a good week at the Combine could cause some to start shuffling their LT rankings.

DL Jack Crawford (Penn State) – I believe Crawford will play mostly DE in this game, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens. Regardless, Crawford appears to me to have an NFL-ready body and it won’t surprise me if he’s a 1st-round pick in April. He stood out more early in the week than later, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be a monster in the game on Saturday. He’s the type of player who could have an MVP-type of performance on Saturday, and he’s going to instantly make an NFL team’s DL better in a few months.

WR T.J. Graham (NC State)– While not the best WR on the North team, in my opinion, I do believe Graham has as good a chance as any player on the North team to wow those who watch the Senior Bowl. I believe this because he has great quickness and is a consistent “hands” catcher, which means he doesn’t typically catch a pass by trapping it against his body. He’ll play mostly in the slot, and I think he’s one to keep an eye on during this game.

DE/LB Cam Johnson (Virginia) – One of the North defense’s stand-out players this week, Johnson will likely play DE in this game. He’s listed as a LB, but I’ve seen him lined up as a DE most of Senior Bowl week. I believe he’s displayed the traits of a player who could be an effective base DE and a productive pass rusher at the NFL level. He does have some “hot-and-cold” to him, meaning he’s a streaky player, but it’s not a bad thing to have a streaky player on your team, especially during those times when he’s on fire.

CB Leonard Johnson (Iowa State) – Guys such as Morris Claiborne and Dre Kirkpatrick have gotten the most attention, but Johnson is a player who merits serious consideration once we get past the 1st round of the draft. He’s listed at a smidgen under 5-10 and 198 pounds, but I believe he’ll play a bit bigger than that because of his willingness to be physical and because of his tackling ability. He’s a feisty and emotional player, and it wouldn’t surprise me to see him have a monster game on Saturday.

DL Shea McClellin (Boise State) – A gritty, hard-working, nose-to-the-grindstone type of player, McClellin has impressed during the week of practice. He’s listed as a DL and primarily plays DE, but he has also demonstrated the ability to stand up and play OLB. I’m guessing that he’ll have his hand on the ground as a DE in this game because the Vikings run a 4-3 defense, but I believe he’s gritty and talented enough to develop at either position. He’ll be around the ball a lot during the game.

WR Brian Quick (Appalachian State) – In my view, Quick is the most talented WR in the North team’s deep WR corps. He’s certainly a raw player in terms of ability and he has a lot to learn before he can play the WR position at the professional level, but from an ability and potential standpoint I think Quick is the North team’s best WR. He is a great leaper, has good speed, measures in at 6-3½, 222 pounds, and is a well-spoken individual who is quick to credit his teammates. He may play at a small school, but I think Quick has big-time ability and I’m excited to watch him play in the game after a great week of practice.

DB Harrison Smith (Norte Dame) – I’m a big fan of Norte Dame, but even with that bias set aside I believe Smith is a player who could wow some people during the game. He’s a long, rangy safety who doesn’t necessarily fit the traditional NFL mold, but he’s a good team player who could excel at the NFL level if he lands in the right environment and is asked to play the right role. He’s got some grit to him, and I think he’ll be an aggressive player against the run and against pass catchers coming across the middle. Smith is listed at just under 6-2, 212 pounds.

QB Russell Wilson (Wisconsin) – He’s shorter (5-10) than you’d like your QB to be, but there’s no denying that Wilson is a playmaker. And for what it’s worth, I’ve heard several of Wilson’s North squad teammates talk him up big-time during interviews here in Mobile. Wilson has charisma and the ability to make those around him better. We saw Vikings Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave use a lot of moving pockets with Christian Ponder during the 2011 season, and I think you’ll see something very similar with Wilson on the field and Musgrave designing and calling players for the North. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Wilson plays more than the other North squad QBs, and I believe Wilson could have an MVP-type of day.


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753 Responses to “North Squad Players To Watch During Senior Bowl”

  1. By Spencer on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall, 9/10 of your most recent blogs have been about the Senior Bowl. This is Vikings.com right?

  2. By Mike Wobschall on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    I’m at the Senior Bowl. Why would I be writing about anything else?

  3. By Mike Wobschall on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings coaches are coaching the North team. The Vikings have the #3 overall pick in the draft. Why would we not cover the Senior Bowl?

  4. By sandiamond on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Spence…. you’ve got mail

  5. By Rovibe on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer — What gives? Any real Vikings fan would know that the Vikings coaching staff is coaching the North squad for the Senior Bowl. That gives them a great opportunity to scout half of the nation’s top college seniors just 3 months before the draft. The reason for covering the Senior Bowl is simple: Some of those players will be on the Vikings roster soon, and their draft day decisions will be based in part on what happened this week during SB practices and during tomorrow’s game. Everybody else seems to know this already. Hopefully now you’re up to speed, too.

  6. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    I guess that means that any information involving the present-day Viking personnel or the ongoing stadium reports must be gleaned from other sources, such as NFL.com or the NFL Network. Well, nothing new there.

  7. By Spencer on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    I understand that Mike, but at the end of the day this website is about Minnesota Viking football, period.

  8. By Spencer on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Rovibe, Im well aware of the fact that the Vikings coaching staff is coaching in the Senior Bowl. There are numerous blogs on it written by Wobbs.

  9. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    I understand the importance of the Senior Bowl re the Vikings, but would it not be possible to also keep us up on the Stadium Issue, instead of the weather in Alabama, hotel accommodations and how nice the dinner was?

  10. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, we finally agree on something.

  11. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Is that for real? That cannot be Mike W., the journalist, who said, “Why would I write about anything else?” Seriously? Okay, well, this is Peter Jennings and I cannot report on the earthquake in Haiti, but rather, because I am in New York, I will continue covering the Macy’s sale.

  12. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, am I being unfair, or is this beyond ridiculous?

  13. By Shawn on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Macy’s has a sale?

    Mike Wobs why are you ignoring the Macy’s sale?

  14. By sandiamond on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Titus yep you are unfair, the darn game will be over in 24hrs

  15. By Shawn on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall I for one appreciate the Senior Bowl coverage. If you could just point out some thugs and trouble makers Spence would be interested. The guys you talk about seem to be too professional for Spence.

  16. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    After the Senior Bowl is over, stay tuned to Vikings.Com for up-to-the-minute reporting on the Senior’s Bowl in Roosterturd, N.M. a class “D”, octogenarian bowling league. One of our alert reporters spotted a contestant wearing a Vikings hat. Hotel arrangements are being made, and I’ll tell you about the weather and the “hotties” in my next blog.

  17. By Spencer on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Lol Titus, and Shawn.

  18. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    ” WHY WOULD I WRITE ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE”????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  19. By ozzinator on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    And it’s gonna be played on Howie Longs head, right Nova?

  20. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Set up those Pins !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    what do you guys want to him to write about? there is absolutely nothing going on in the vikings organization right now except for one thing… hmm? what could that be???

    PREPARING FOR THE DRAFT IN APRIL!!!!!

    its weird that the senior bowl has players that might possibly be drafted by the vikings and that our coaching staff is in charge of half the players there. after the season we had we need all the edge we can get and this is one of them. i swear all you guys just complain and complain and complain. it gets annoying.

  22. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    you guys want stadium news???? isnt it apparent that the Vikings DO NOT HAVE ANY POLITICAL POWER??? if they did they would be building a stadium in their favorite location with state money. so obviously there is nothing to report on that.

    on the other hand. I want to see what players are well and standing out since we took 5 senior bowl players last season. that matters to me.

  23. By Spencer on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Id rather him not write at all. How else do you think we got to over 1100 comments on one blog?

  24. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Sir Greasy Panda…..Thanks, I just learned more from you about the Stadium issue in 4 seconds than I did from Wobschall in the last week.

  25. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Sir Greasy Panda- there has been news on the stadium every day in the local media.

  26. By Spencer on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Funny how Wobbs just….. “Disappeared!” Im calling BULLSH-T on him responding to me.

  27. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Also, it is overkill. The blog is a community– all of us get into a discussion and the next thing, oops, another new blog on a senior bowl– would you like that with French or Ranch? During the playoff we had over 1,100 postings because there were no new posts– no a gazillion on the Super, ehh, err, I mean Senior Bowl.
    Gee, the playoffs and Superbowl? I wonder if there could have been any blogs on that? No, not important.

  28. By sandiamond on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    entered a contest to guess the passing yards for kellen moore.went with 114 and now wobs has the skinny on russell wilson.. ahhhhhh

  29. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    oops– I got so carried away– that was meant to read– *now a gazillion on the…

  30. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    i dont know why you guys always bash on woby? some of you guys want hard core down to the bone journalism, or some of you guys want to control the way the vikings run their organization. the point is this… this guy doesnt control the organization. im sure he has never been consulted on any decision other in regards to the website. and im sure that when he got the job they said write about anything in regards to the team but it all has to be promoting the team. i highly doubt he will come out and criticize the source that is paying him. he is part of the public relations that the team has. if you want to read all the negative and controversial news then that is what your news papers are for. they have the right to write about negative things and criticize.

  31. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Sir Spencer, no one better mess with him!

  32. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    i understand that local news writes and talks a lot about the stadium situation. but i also know that vikings are cautious about what they say in regards to it. so when the vikings say something then we will hear about it. but this guy isnt going to go on his own and start talking about it when from yesterday to today nothing has changed. the state wants the metrodome site then thats where its most likely going to be.

  33. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Sir Greasy Panda….The MOST IMPORTANT NEWS to me, and many other Viking Fans is …Where the H3ll are we going to play next year????? A part of Public Relations is keeping the fan-base up to speed on such crucial matters. I’m not asking him to criticize his employer, but from a 43-year Viking fan, I would like to know what’s going on by going to Vikings. Com. $crew the Senior Bowl.

  34. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Greasy, we get that. We know he is a PR man– but you can report on issues and maintain a level of neutrality– that is the whole skill of journalism (although it is never achieved 100%). Besides, I am tough on Wobby because I care. He went to what is considered one of our finer colleges up here– so I am holding him to a higher standard.

  35. By Spencer on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Amen Nova, Amen.

  36. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    @ nova- and you think wobs has secrets that that everyone else doesnt know? he has posted articles on stadium updates plenty of times. there is a video of zygi talking about the stadium.
    @ titus- isnt he reporting about vikings related news? our coaching staff is there along with our new D coordinator and line coach. Im interested in what new things they bring to our defense that was so horrible last season. i would also like to maybe catch a video of him coaching to see what he is like.

  37. By Mike Wobschall on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you, Sir Greasy Panda for making so much sense. Amen!

  38. By Spencer on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Greasy….Why dont you go hop off Wobbs’s D!ck.

  39. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    I just realized…. ” Roosterturd Hotties ” would be a GREAt name for a rock band !!!

  40. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Wobschall…..” Why would I write About Anything Else”?….. You are a “journalist”?

  41. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    titus ive always been a fan of your posts and predictions but its football… its not outside the lines or sixty minutes. look for journalistic integrity in the pioneer press or what other news sources are out there.

    Id rather hear about who will be replacing our sorry secondary or protecting our QB, who went to the senior bowl last year, than hearing about the state politicians placing the vikes on the back burner and then read all the comments about republicans and democrats thats not what im here for.

  42. By ozzinator on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Are there any flat surfaces on Wobby’s head?

  43. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    @spencer- dont turn into the packer trolls that come on here and resort to those comments man. we are debating about the content on this site.

  44. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Sir Greasy Panda, that’s cool if you happen to live in the Twin Cities area, but for those of us a couple of thousand miles away, it would be nice to get more info on Vikings.com than a write-up on Mobile, Alabama weather conditions and hotel menu.

  45. By ozzinator on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    I thought everybody said Spence was a packer troll……..

  46. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Now Wobby is siding with and against certain fans’ opinions? Sixty minutes I know this is not, but can we at least be in the Looney Tunes category?

  47. By ozzinator on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    I just want to hear more about the levelness of Howie’s head.

  48. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Nova– hotel menu! HA HA HA HA!!!

  49. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    @Nova i live in southern california even further than you.

  50. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    No, I don’t think Spence is a Packer troll, he’s just Fuc&ed up, like the rest of us, wondering if we will even have a football team.

  51. By Spencer on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Im not a Packer troll…I just have a different mindset than others.

  52. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    SGP…yeah, about 200 miles difference….but at least you’re warm.

  53. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    @ nova what are you so worried about? i drive by downtown LA all the time and for where they want to build the stadium it will take at least 3 or 4 years plus a team has to commit first and the nfl has to approve it. the nfl already said that the proposed plans for that stadium are not suitable yet. and zygi said that IF they have to then the metrodome site will have to do. so either the vikings play at the metrodome or TCF stadium. they arent moving any where.

  54. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Titus i know youre a college professor what do you teach?

  55. By Spencer on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Did you know the longest time an NFL team played in an ‘Alternate Stadium’ was?…. The Chicago Bears lasting one season. And they are the Only team to play in a Alternate Stadium for a season.

  56. By Spencer on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    So the Vikings playing 3 years at TCF would shatter the records

  57. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Writing, but I work far more as a freelancer.

  58. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    @ SGP…..Just keep talking, I learn so much more from you than Wobschall…..This is my point !!!

  59. By Viking-ology on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    It’s a war zone in here…what happened!

  60. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    i had a feeling you might be a history professor but its almost the same, my professors are as strict about style and grammar than historical analysis

  61. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Actually, I am more concerned with clarity and organization of thought than small matters of grammar– only when I want to hammer a blogger do I bring up an error. LOL LOL LOL.

  62. By Spencer on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    V.O things have coolen down.

  63. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    hahaha nova but i learn everything on here! NFL.com seems to hate the vikings they never mention us or put up videos even when we were good back in 09 they still were more fascinated with the saints. its pretty much here

  64. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    I love history though–

  65. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    VO– It’s all in fun. I am never seriously agitated– of course, that is hard to tell on a board.

  66. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    VO– I am leaning to one team for the Superbowl. Have you chosen your team yet?

  67. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    i was thinking about applying to grad school at the university of MN and be closer to the team but i havent decided yet its cold up there

  68. By Shawn on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    heres an interesting mock draft. i say interesting because its different

    http://www.nfldraftgab.com/2012-two-round-nfl-mock-draft/

  69. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Sir Greasy, don’t do it!!! Actually, outside of January and February, it’s not too bad. And we don’t get a lot of snow. For cycling it’s great- we have been voted in the top two or three forever. But I will probably move in the next year or so– and my new team will be where I move to.

  70. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Tius, I’m on a research boat somewhere off of Newfoundland, studying cod stocks. I just heard that an atomic bomb hit Halifax, flattening everything from Montreal to Atlanta. Should I (a) count fish….(b) go to Vikings.com,or…..(c) talk about the meal on-board ship?

  71. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    ” Studying Cod Stocks” would be a GREAT name for a rock band.

  72. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, we are going overboard on this.

  73. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    THROW ME A LIFELINE !!!!!

  74. By Shawn on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    ————————————-(O)

  75. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    I hope Wobs does not decide to write when in the bathroom.

  76. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Do you mean a short story?

  77. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    A Haiku?

  78. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Thanx Shawn…I “caught” that !

  79. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, that was impressive.

  80. By Spencer on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn must have tossed that some 70yrds.

  81. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Mcnabb would have thrown it into the neighboring ocean.

  82. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    ATTENTION, ATTENTION, NEWS FLASH

    BROWNS HIRE CHILDRESS AS OC!!!!!!!

  83. By Spencer on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Youre late Titus.

  84. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    What you talkin’ bout Spencer? Do you see that news anywhere on vikings.com?

  85. By Spencer on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Me and Nova were talking about that on a previous Senior Bowl Blog lol.

  86. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Oh.

  87. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    I have been buying these ” Michael Vick” chew-toys for Sonja for the last couple of years. They are about the size of a Barbie doll, complete with the Eagles uniform and everything. But now that winter is here, and I don’t get out with her that much, she destroys them in about 2 days,@ $12 a pop. Should I (a) stop buying them, or (b) look for an Aaron Rodgers doll?

  88. By sandiamond on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    spence uncalled for comment about sgp and wobs… this is why I left nfl.com posting in 2009. grow up and be a man like a 32 year old should be!!!

  89. By sandiamond on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    lol we need Parody to come in here kick a$$ and take names

  90. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, mine’s NovaScotiaVike…..but that might be an alias.

  91. By sandiamond on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    I always thought “sonja’ was nova’s wife. Then one day spence comes along and nova says’ i’ll roll him in bacon fat and let sonja chew on. Then i wondered if nova was deranged or just kinky as all?

    true story

  92. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond…..LOL…No, Sonja is my Red Doberman….Her chewing on my ex-wife is interesting, however.

  93. By sandiamond on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    cool name, cool dog nova. outta here. tomorrow good tv with a purpose to watch the senior bowl finally and mma fighting on fox

  94. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah Sandiamond, I can’t stand that Chael Sonnen. Way too big a mouth.

  95. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    I always thought Sonja was the blogger and Nova was the pet.

  96. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Well, I guess we had YOU fooled !

  97. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Sonja does the cooking, cleaning and tax returns. I do the blogging.

  98. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    We split the driving.

  99. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    You on the pedals, and she on the steering wheel?

  100. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Close, me behind the wheel and Sonja drooling out the window on the cars behind.

  101. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    That response reminds me of the time we were chatting on Sonja racing me on the bike— and Spencer, said– what, is Sonja a dog?

  102. By Spencer on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Yea I didnt know who Sonja wase too haha.

  103. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    We tried it the other way, but it didn’t work out. I can’t drool nearly as much as she can, plus she tends to have a “heavy paw”.

  104. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    It will be at least another 2 years before she can work the clutch.

  105. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZD3U6eyzkI

  106. By Spencer on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Your so random Nova lol.

  107. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    This has been a slow week-end, football wise. Forgive me for being completely off-topic, but here is a very short video of a little Belgian boy saluting the Canadian troops, decades after the Canadians drove the Germans of of his town.I f this doesn’t bring a tear to your eye,nothing will http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDMzHlkB-Yg

  108. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    * out of

  109. By Mike B. on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Can’t believe you guys giving Wobby a hard time about reporting the Senior Bowl. All of the coaches are there and he is there. This is a real close look at players on the team. The stadium issue is working itself out. Until the Governor says that a deal can’t be reached then it’s a non issue. All the rest is noise in the background. When there is something definate I am sure Wobby will report it. He will report if it is good or bad. You all that have been on the game day chat have seen him express disappointment of vikings play, so he’s not always the PR man. He’s a fan too. Need ot layoff Wobby is providing us a great site to correspond with and all your complaining nust makes things worse. Need to focus on topics that are happening and right now that is the Senior Bowl.

  110. By Mike R. on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Just a few players I’m watching in Senior Bowl…

    DL Jaye Howard, Florida
    DL Tony Jerrod-Eddie, Texas A&M
    DL Kheeston Randall, Texas (Carl K rec)
    CB Josh Norman, Coastal Carolina
    LB Bobby Wagner

  111. By Mike R. on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry Bobby Wagner, Utah State

  112. By Mike R. on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Players that weren’t invited to college all-star games that I was impressed during season…

    FS Tramain Thomas, Arkansas (he came up and
    made hard hit and forced fumble for
    Arkansas score)

    SS Winston Guy, Kentucky (he played S/LB)

    SS Sean Richardson, Vandy (played run good
    and was good at playing “centerfield”)

  113. By Mike R. on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    RB Lampford Mark, Nevada (yes,I know,who??)
    This guy impressed me in Hawaii Bowl
    against the tough Southern Miss D.

    WR Danny Coale, Va Tech (his teammates gave
    him the nickname “White Lightning”. He
    showed up in Bowl game vs. Mich. He also
    punted for the team when punter was
    injured!

  114. By TITUS on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    I think I’ll go to my room now without dinner.

  115. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://minnesota.sbnation.com/minnesota-vikings/2012/1/26/2743957/vikings-stadium-plan-minneapolis-city-council

    Vikings Stadium Plan Opposed By Minneapolis City Council

  116. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/138233244.html

    Ramsey County delays release of new Vikings stadium plan

  117. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/27/league-could-derail-new-vikings-stadium-at-site-of-metrodome/

    League could derail new Vikings stadium at site of Metrodome

    Posted by Mike Florio on January 27, 2012, 11:51 PM EST

    Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton wants a new Vikings stadium to be constructed on the site of the current one. After initially expressing frustration regarding the possibility, the Vikings are now optimistic.
    But the NFL isn’t.

    According to Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the league isn’t happy with a plan that would require the Vikings to spend up to three seasons at TCF Bank Stadium, the open-air facility on the campus of the University of Minnesota.

  118. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Minneapolis City Council Seeks Public Vote on Vikings Stadium

    ‘No voter will approve this anywhere in the state’

    Read more: Minneapolis City Council Seeks Public Vote on Vikings Stadium http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/news/minnesota/vikings-stadium-public-vote-jan-26-2012#ixzz1kfV3v9go

  119. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/01/26/qa-rotenberg/

    The Vikings have said they would need more seating and a heated field if they are to play in TCF Bank Stadium, putting the price tag for renovations at about $11 million. TCF Bank Stadium, which was completed in 2009, was designed to allow these sorts of expansions, which Rotenberg said the University would do its best to accommodate if an agreement is reached.

  120. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22475988/34603315

    By Ryan Wilson

    Here’s the deal: the Viking want a new stadium. And Minnesota governor Mark Dayton has suggested that said new stadium be constructed on the site of the Vikings’ current stadium. The organization, which had other locations in mind, initially balked at the idea before coming around on it.

    This means that they’ll have to find a temporary venue to host their games until the new digs are complete. Early estimates are that it could take three years. One option: University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium, an outdoor stadium currently used by the Gophers.

    But even if the Vikings and the governor’s office are amenable to such a plan, the NFL, it turns out, is not.

  121. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/24/report-vikings-may-accept-metrodome-site-for-new-stadium/

    Report: Vikings may accept Metrodome site for new stadium

    Posted by Mike Florio on January 24, 2012, 9:35 PM EST

    The Vikings say they’re “extremely frustrated” by Governor Mark Dayton’s decision to push for a new stadium at the site of the Metrodome, where the team has played since 1982.

  122. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    NFL timing may slow Vikes stadium momentum
    PATRICK CONDON, Associated Press
    Updated 05:33 p.m., Friday, January 27, 2012
    At the Capitol, the Vikings stadium debate has been stuck in a muddle as Dayton and the team’s legislative allies struggle to assemble a proposal that could pass the House and Senate. In recent days, a proposal to tear down the Metrodome and rebuild at the same site has emerged as the flavor of the moment. In that scenario, the Vikings would temporarily move a couple miles to TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota, but the expenses forced by such a move make that an “only if absolutely necessary” possibility. And the Metrodome plan has already gotten major pushback by members of the Minneapolis City Council, who have the power to at least gum up the works.
    Even if a stadium bill emerges between now and Feb. 15, the Vikings after that date will have lost what’s been an important bargaining chip. “Who knows what might happen when the lease ends” will shift to “See you at the Metrodome in September.” If so, the many lawmakers who don’t share the urgency that team boosters have worked so hard to cultivate will have newfound cover to wait another year or two. Or three.

    Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/NFL-timing-may-slow-Vikes-stadium-momentum-2754527.php#ixzz1klTR26Fc

  123. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings I have told you that MN would delay and keep you in that dome for years to come. How long are you willing to wait, forever? Well everyone I hope you liked the news on the stadium issue that I posted. Looks like 2-3 more years of the Vikings playing in the dump. The Old Met=4 SB’s, the dome=0 SB’s, so by that trend there will be 0 SB’s for the next 2-3 years, How sad. Well maybe there will be a change in that trend, though I doubt it.

    Have a great day.

  124. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://minnesota.sbnation.com/minnesota-vikings/2012/1/25/2733105/vikings-stadium-update-arden-hills-option/in/2263747

    Hope still abides.

    Have a great day.

  125. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Can somebody tell me why Winfield refuses to go to Safety?

  126. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I wish the Vikings could move Winfield to safety … generally you don’t pay a saftey what you pay a CB…unless your name is Weddle and your team refuses to let you go …

    http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/messages/chrono/31124301

    Spencer, sounds like pay is the Issue.

    Have a great day, bye.

  127. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.stylebistro.com/games/Z8NLimfRd47/hottest+swimsuit+model/Brooklyn+Decker?utm_source=outb&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Games-1

    Just came across this, just for fun, what do you think?

  128. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Have to go, really, bye.

  129. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Brooklyn Decker, not even close.

  130. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spence … show some common sense. Winfield is too small to play safety. Winfield already cant play 16 games at corner now you want to put him in run support?

    Look at Bob Sanders … and Bob is 200 lbs Winfield is 180 after thanksgiving dinner coming out of the pool with full pads on

    Winfield should not be a safety and Im always amazed when people actually suggest it

  131. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I guess your right Shawn

  132. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Who scared Fred Jones away? Fred bring back your OL message !!!!

  133. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    HEY It’s good to read so much about the Vikings need for an OFFENSIVE LINE and DEFENSIVE BACKS.

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE…REMEMBER TO PRESS (YES, P R E S S)
    SPIELMAN IN LATE APRIL ABOUT DRAFTING OLs and DBs high in the draft!!!

    This is reminder #30!

    “Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser period.”
    Harry Peter “Bud” Grant

  134. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spence … you really like paying guys not to play? Winfield has missed 17 games the last 3 seasons and Cook has missed 20 games in the last 2 seasons. Do you really want another year of Asher Allen starting ? Time to bring in some game players and get rid of the check cashers.

    Your a Sydney Rice supporter to ?

  135. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, assuming we dont make any trades in the off-season…who will be our starting SS week 1?

  136. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Tyvon Branch … is a FA and should be the top priority. All FAs will go to the money… I think SS Tyvon Branch and FS should be a competition between Ced Griffen/ Mistral/ and some draft pick

  137. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    im a huge Winfield fan but at 35 and 180lbs and a history of injuries … i think nickel and assistant DB coach is where he belongs

  138. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, are you blind……Assuming we dont make any trades in the off-season, who will be our starting SS?

  139. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    signing a FA is not a trade … are you dopey?

  140. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    and not bringing in fresh talent to our secondary should result in an immediate firing of Rick Spielman … so your no new talent theory is pointless

  141. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    generally teams will help new coaches by getting them someone they really want and the addition of a DC who was a DB coach adds more fuel to my adding talent to the secondary

  142. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, if we dont sign anybody, trade for anybody, or draft anybody…..Who will be our SS Week 1?

  143. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    spence that wont happen … but since your asking such a ridiculous question … Jamarca Sanford

  144. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Exactly my point. Jamarca Sanford. And how dare you not capitalize my name, shawn. Show some respect to The Great One.

  145. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    if you really want a stupid answer to your stupid question … CB1 Cook , CB2 Benny Sapp , NB Asher , SS Winfield , FS Ced Griffin

  146. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    So by week 7 we should be down to CB1 Benny Sapp CB2 Asher NBSherels SS Jamarca and FS Mistral :)

  147. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Star CB1 is Chris Cook, CB2 should be Brandon Burton. FS should be Abdullah, SS should be Winfield, NB should be Sapp.

    *Cedric Griffin should be cut for poor performance.

  148. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I hope we draft Claiborne so we can cut Cook

  149. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Cedric Griffin is a better Minnesota Viking than Chris Crook

  150. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    err cook

  151. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Why do you hate a man with pure talent, but admire a guy who has shown no talent?

  152. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    because Cook doesnt care about the Minnesota Vikings and Im a Minnesota Viking fan so F’ Chris Cook ….

  153. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    But he has shown he Us that he can play CB. How many times this year during games did you say “Man….Chris Cook is garbage.”

  154. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    i was a Cook supporter his rookie year. had to defend him a lot because he did get beat in the 6 games he played. then he comes back for year 2 pulls a gun on someone then chokes out his gf … whats the next step? Professionals show up for work. Maybe everyday isnt a great day but they show up.

  155. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    lol he didnt play this year … but even in the 6 games he played all he showed me was he was the best the Vikkings have. NOT THE BEST

  156. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I do appreciate Griffin always showing up to work, But if he cant play…Then get off the field, he was hurting us more than he was helping us this year.

  157. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    cook is unreliable. hes a cancer. hes shown no growth as a human being and has chose a thug life over a football life … i dont want pacman jones the second on my team

  158. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ced didnt get beat as much as your saying … bad memories tend to be stronger memories … so the times he got beat are what sticks out. we lost games because of many weaknesses not just Ced. BTW its been said that you dont fully recover from an ACL till the second year. Well Id rather give the guy doing everything he can to help my favorite team which is the Minnesota Vikings than the guy who has selfish reasons to not play

  159. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    On the field Cook is reliable on the field….something Griffin is not. Ive said it once, and I’ll say it again…..as long as a guy has talent, I dont care what he does off the field. You can have your choir boy Tebows on your team, but I’;; take my Big Bens any day.

  160. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, im going to make a video of Cedric Griffin.

  161. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    ok so when cook is in prison next season will i have to listen to you tell me how good he is? cause its really pathetic

  162. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    ok well just make sure its a ced career highlight video … ill make one for cook

  163. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    ok heres a chris cook highlight video

  164. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    great teammate .. this was after he got beat

  165. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    …and here’s the theme to Family Ties….

  166. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    …and growing pains…

  167. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    …then again, maybe this one is the most fitting for your argument…

  168. By SAN JO VIK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Trade the third pick for PM PAYTON MANNING we need a leader with a mustache remember those fans wore it for em the black ones nice we should do it for em to let’s go vik fam the time is now we are superbowl bound let’s go back to the land go vikes!

  169. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    HAHAHA !! At 40 sec he looks like Howie Long !

  170. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Anyone remember how much hope we had after coming so close in 2009?

  171. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

  172. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    News,News,News.

    http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/134725848.html

    At several points Tuesday, Sen. John Marty, DFL-Roseville, a critic of stadium public subsidies, asked the Vikings and Ted Mondale, Dayton’s lead stadium negotiator, whether the team needed a stadium because it was losing money. “I didn’t hear an answer,” a frustrated Marty said as he listened to Mondale.

    “I think the answer is that they’re making very good money,” said Marty.
    Addressing reporters in a hallway afterward, Bagley said that “we lose money” playing at the Metrodome

  173. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Somebody wanna smack that senator upside the head and tell him that the state needs a new stadium because if we don’t get one, some other state will build one for the Vikings and MN will be losing the money that the Vikings create!!!

  174. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2012/1/27/2748256/project-2012-husain-abdullah

  175. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, that 2009 year was somethin special. So close to the Superbowl. Man I hate still hate that Piece of S— Tracy Porter.

  176. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    That No. 3 pick the Vikings own? They’re confident they’ll land a big-time difference maker. Beyond that, however, making shrewd decisions with those other picks will be critical.

    “I really believe you have to excel in those later rounds,” Frazier said. “That’s really the bread-and-butter of your football team, those fifth-, sixth-, seventh-round picks.

    “… The advantage we now have when it comes to the later rounds, to be able to be where we are with these guys (this week) is huge. We have to replenish our roster. So this is a tremendous advantage.”

    Read More: http://wcfcourier.com/sports/nfl-vikings-formulating-draft-strategy-with-no-overall-pick/article_9f2dbd50-48b8-11e1-ada6-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz1kmGXiVdm

  177. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    “replenish our roster” Sounds like there will be some players that are on the Vikings team now that will not be on the team in 2012. Hmmmm.

  178. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    @DRS I am assuming most of the UFA will not be on the team next year. There is a list of UFA on the site

  179. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1041974-2012-nfl-mock-draft-10-trades-falls-and-shocks

    No. 3: Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT, USC
    The Vikings drafted their franchise quarterback last year (so they hope), and now they need a franchise LT to protect him. Kalil is pretty much a sure thing, and the Vikings can’t pass up on a talent this great. Kalil has an NFL bloodline and all the intangibles to become an All-Pro left tackle.

  180. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I hope that includes Ced Griffin

  181. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B. I agree 100% with you. With the fact that the Vikings are dumping so many players what does that say about the caliber of the players the Vikings had last year.

  182. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    i hope that includes Chris Cook

  183. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=386122

    The CFL’s most outstanding rookie in 2010 joins another former Leo in receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux, who signed with the Vikings last summer. Linebacker Kenny Onatolu is another CFL veteran who signed with the Vikings in December 2008.

    Solomon signed with the Lions as a free agent in May of 2010. Over the two seasons with the Lions, the Calabar, Nigeria native has recorded 175 tackles and added 13 more on special teams. Elimimian also recorded nine sacks in that time.

  184. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, this is for you.

  185. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://tsn.ca/nfl/teams/players/bio/?id=11718

  186. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.mockingthedraft.com/2012/1/26/2743897/minnesota-vikings-willing-to-entertain-offers-for-no-3-pick

    The Minnesota Vikings, who currently hold the No. 3 selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, are more than willing to listen to offers for their draft pick, Vikings GM Rick Spielman said today.

    “If someone wants to come up and get our pick, we’re going to be more than willing to listen,” Spielman said.

    With Andrew Luck to the Colts being a foregone conclusion at this point, and a handful of teams in the mix to jump up and select Robert Griffin III second, it would appear that any team looking to swap with Minnesota has their eye on the next tier of prospects in this draft.

  187. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2011/11/21/2579257/yeah-chris-cook-is-pretty-much-done-in-minnesota

  188. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2011/11/21/2579257/yeah-chris-cook-is-pretty-much-done-in-minnesota

    Yes, I know. . .innocent until proven guilty and everything, and I still firmly believe in that. But the writing is pretty clearly on the wall in this one, in my opinion. Chris Cook is never going to play another down for the Minnesota Vikings, and even though it may sound foolish from a purely football standpoint, it would be in their best interest to cut him right now. If another NFL team wants to take a gamble on him and deal with the impending circus, good for them. There’s no reason for the Vikings to have to deal with it any more.

  189. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    @DRS I think the Rams will take that trade option and look to trade with Browns or Redskins for RG3. This will leave the Vikings with a lot less vaue to trade wtih. At that point the Vikings takes it’s pick of Kalil Blackmon or the CB. I just don’t see much value if Luck and RG3 go 1 and 2.

  190. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5849/chris-cook

    Vikings coach Leslie Frazier was noncommittal on the future of troubled CB Chris Cook in his season-ending press conference.

    Cook will go to trial in March on domestic assault charges by “strangulation and third-degree assault.” He ended the season on paid leave from the Vikings. It’s believed the team will wait to see what happens with Cook’s court case before allowing him to rejoin the organization. Cook has No. 1 cornerback-caliber talent, but Frazier conceded that he “can’t really factor (Cook) into what we’re trying to get accomplished.” Jan 4 – 1:42 PM

  191. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I agree DRS that Cook is done in Minnie. I think if his legal issues are done by draft time. That he could get him a 4-6 round pick.

  192. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B. you could be right and I hope they take a great OT, or a great defensive player.

  193. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    DRS-thanks for the updates!

  194. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings UFA

    QB- Rosenfells … 3rd QBs can be found anywhere

    WR- Aromashadu … 26 rec … 468yrds 1TD … easily replaceable
    WR- Camarillio ……… 9 rec … 121 yrds …. Burton / Arceneaux should be fine here

    TE- Shiancoe ………. 36 rec … 409 yrds … 3TDs … had hamstring issues all season but with the loss of Kleinsasser IMO Shiancoe should be resigned for a fair price

    OT- Koistra …. LOL who cares 31yo never has been

    DT- Fred Evans … 28yo never will be
    DT- Letroy Guion … 24yo makes him the same age as a draft pick so with 4 years of experiance and a cheap contract why not bring him back ?

    LB- EJ Henderson … 31yo (oofta) age makes this such a tough decision figure he never was a great MLB but pretty good and coming off his 3rd best season what does one do? IMO the defense will have a lot of turnover making bringing back EJ for possibly 2 more solid years is a priority however no 31yo is going to sign a 2 year contract …. Im glad I dont have to make this decision but Id bring him back

    LB- Erin Henderson … 25yo 70 tackles 1.5sacks 2 FF … another tough call because those are pretty good numbers for a first year starter and a good age. again with all the needs on this team maybe bringing him back would be a good idea

    LB- Xavier Adibi … easily replaceable

    Safety- Abdullah … with Chris Cook and Winfield we dont need another mediocre DB who is injured all the time. just think about the last 2 seasons and this is an easy cut

    Safety- Tyrell Johnson … HOOORAAAYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hes been around for far too long GOOD BYE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Safety- Jarrad Page … Well i was hoing hed help but he didnt so GOOD BYE

    DB- Benny Sapp … I like him but I cant imagine he returns unless he accepts a really cheap contract

    RFAs

    RB- Booker … With Sherels returning kicks now who needs Booker?

    OLB- Onatalu … nothing but a special teamer easily replaceable

  195. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, did you enjoy the video?

  196. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    TE Shiancoe has made enough plays in the NFL to guarantee him a good contract this year. With Rudolph in the fold, I don’t think the team gets in a bidding war for Shank.

    LB-EJ Henderson toss a coin. He’s a Frazier guy but does EJ want to come to a rebuilding team. He could get a better offer elsewhere.

    LB Erin Henderson same as EJ toss a coin.

    The rest I think are no brainers and let em go. We will keep Booker for 3rd RB.

  197. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    about as much as i enjoyed the chris cook video ….

  198. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Why is it that the Vikings get so many troubled players? I agree that some have worked out well for the Vikings. Sometimes I feel like the Vikings are just a training team for the rest of the NFL? Why do the Vikings always take the rejects from the other NFL teams? Such as Mc-Loser, Then the Vikings seem to do well, such as a Jared Allen. Why is this?

  199. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    You know what the defense needs? SPEED! Besides Sherals Cook is the fastest guy on the D!

  200. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    We drafted Randy Moss and there was hints that he had issues. It was basically boys will be boys thing and most of the time Moss’s incidents were ignored. As he got older it got to be not so much. So we have drafted in players with issues too. Other players in MN have been hard partiers and not as much publicity has been put on them.

  201. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Cook is a Frazier project, but is this what breaksthe camels back. I am thinking so. He is lucky to get paid for the remainder of last season. I am thinking good riddance.

  202. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Cut Cedric.EJ.Aromoshadu.Erin.Tyrell. and Ryan ‘Shortwell.’

  203. By Mike R. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    DRS

    thanks for heads up on Vikings signing of LB from CFL. At 6′ 221 maybe he will play S/LB in NFL. I wished I saw more of last years CFL Arceneaux. I thought he went to the doghouse after preseason catch for a sure TD that was knocked out his hands.

  204. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    @Spence I don’t understand your issue with Longwell. He’s one of the highest rated kickers in the NFL. He just signed a contract last year. He is usually Mr Accurate. You should probably clarify your problem with him.

  205. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Well everyone have a great evening.

  206. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    This year he wasnt all that good and he can barely kick the ball into the endzone..

  207. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    He was never a good Kick Off type guy. He has at times had another kicker signed just to do Kick Offs. This a luxury the Vikings couldn’t do so he had to do Kick Offs. His specialty is Field Goals and Extra Points.

  208. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Extra Points is a speciality for kickers?

  209. By Mike R. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B

    I think when Moss got drafted, the Cowboys passed on him (and they desperately needed WRs!). I think that inspired Moss to show what he had, especially against Cowboys.

  210. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I was saying not missing Extra Points by not letting pressure getting to him.

  211. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    there were character issues with Moss before the draft, so we did take the risk and brought him in.

  212. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The hope was that chris carter could take him under his wing and smooth out the rough edges. It worked most of the time.

  213. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Is it possible for us to throw a bubble screen to Marcus Sherals and watch him take it the distance?

  214. By Mike R. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Yes there were character issues before we drafted Moss. Just glad something gave him inspiration to play as NFL caliber receiver..,,

  215. By bleedspurple73 on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    omg u guys were so off track today! The majority of you should stick to online chat rooms and stay off of a established blog in which die hard viking fans rely on quality info during the offseason. Let’s talk about the draft, the senior bowl, combine, and free agents. There’s a million different scenarios that can happen with the draft. Obviously there’s gonna be some senior bowl players on this roster next year. I mean we did draft 5 players from the senior bowl roster last year and we weren’t even coaching the game. So I would guess that number may climb by maybe one or two. So who do you guys figure of our draft positioning will make the roster of our beloved vikings from the senior bowl? I have not heard this question asked in 1,000 blogs. I’ve also heard alot about Tyvon Smith and believe he is the real deal, would be an excellent aquisition, but how about free agent DL, I mean we really need someone to play alongside Kevin Williams to make our defensive line dominant which will help our suffering secondary immensely. Which FA WR do we think will most likely be signed by the Vikes. I seriously doubt they would use the #3 on Blackmon, talented but not worth that high of a pick. Trade the #6 with the skins and take him there maybe.We do have a trade history with the skins u know? There’s a very talented pool of WR in FA this offseason. Maybe the most talented pool i’ve ever seen in FA. Also don’t think Matt Kalil is the best OT in college football. Pass blocking he is without a doubt, but his run blocking is average. Riley Reiff would be a much better fit for Viking football. Watch Ponder’s blind side for years to come and destroy DE’s and LB’s for Adrian. Also would like to see the Vikes select a LB to replace EJ. Any LB’s in FA? I don’t know anything available when it comes to LB’s in FA. Anyway thanks guys for years out interesting conversations! I really enjoy reading what you diehard fans have to say about our team. I wish I had more time to get involved cause I would enjoy getting my two cents worth in once in a while, lol, lol. God bless the Vikings……………

  216. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike R I think that Randy Moss is the best wide receiver I have ever seen and watching football since the late 60s that is saying something. He could outrun all DB and make difficult p@sses. His overt attitude and his incidents will hurt his legacy in the NFL. I am sure he will have to wait to get to Canton. But on the field there were none better.

  217. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    @bleedspurple73 Do you see any value of the #3 pick if Luck and RG3 are gone 1 and 2 which I have posted tons of times here in the blog. So why are you talking smack? I have also stated that we pick at #3, 4 or 6 that we pick the best guy at the position that fills a need. It doesn’t matter to me if it is a OT, WR, or CB but as long as the best player for the pick given. I don’t see #3 pick being of much trade value if Luck and RG3 are off the board. I think the QB from Wisconsin could be a good #3 QB for MN, but not into the much later rounds.

  218. By CaribooBill on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Personally, I would like to keep both Hendersons. They are good, solid players, not spectacular. EJ has worked hard to come back from his broken leg and played well enough to earn loyalty from the Vikings. Loyalty is an under-rated quality. We should make a good offer, one we can afford, to both and solidify the LB corps to reduce the unknowns for next year.
    The best possible outcome for Cook and the Vikings and his girlfriend is that he is re-habilitated, earns a starting role on the Vikings, and is able to afford to compensate her for what he did (if that is possible). I am probably being too optimistic, but that is what I hope for. The Vikings, as an organization, have shown some ability to take a problem child (Everson Griffen, for instance) and help him become a man. As an organization that depends upon a steady stream of young men that are still developing their characters, it wouldn’t hurt to have the reputation of being seen by them as patient and supportive.
    Call me a Pollyanna, but I would also give Cedric Griffen another chance to show he is over his two surgeries – I can’t imagine how hard he has had to work to even play corner again.

  219. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    This stadium issue is the biggest obstacle the Vikes need to resolve, it ties directly into FA, it was hard enough to fill the coaching staff vacancies, will a solid FA want to come here with so many unknowns? I am tired of reading about these incompetent polititians dragging their collective feet, bickering like a bunch of 12 year olds.

  220. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    @Cariboo Bill All good points

  221. By TITUS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, this blog doubled overnight– and most of it debating Cook and Griffen– again?????????????????????????????

  222. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    lol Titus

  223. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I didnt start it Titus.

  224. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The Gov. wants the Metrodome site, but their 3 page stadium proposal only shows arrogance and a lack of commitment. Ramsey pulled out all the stops with a great proposal and got scoffed at. Shakopee on the other hand could be in the end, the best solution. Even though Dayton has shrugged it off, I think it will be the choice in the end to build the Vikings new stadium.

  225. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The stadium issue is going to come down to we are going to build a new one for the Vikings what do we do with the metrodome? That’s why it will be on the Metrodome site. More cost effective

  226. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Goodell says phooey to that!

  227. By TITUS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    If they need to renovate the TCF stadium to satisfy the league, how long will that take?

  228. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Goodell knows this is a money making market and he knows just like the Wilfs that whatever the legislature comes up with they will take it.

  229. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The commish will flex his muscles and keep the polititions in line. Otherwise the Vikings will be no more…

  230. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Titus – 3 years!

  231. By Viking33 on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I for one have no problem with reporting on the Senior Bowl – I will be watching so I can find out who we should draft and won’t. Also because there isn’t much more to do today. Look long and hard at the LB’s in the Draft and DE’s I bet it will be more likely to see them in Purple and Gold than anyone.

    Anyone watching Tiger playing in the European Tour ( I know it is a little of topic Spencer, but it is Tiger and the Lions are in our Division so it is kind of related )

  232. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    There are logistics to work out. Will the Vikings have ot play in the Metrodome another year so they can get TCF ready. Maybe the UofM has to playin the Metrodome for a year all these issue are in work.

  233. By TITUS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    What??? You mean that it will take three years to get TCF ready, then another three years to build on the metrodome site?

  234. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    is the U of M going to turn down improvments to their stadium with no cost to them hmmm I don’t think so.

  235. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B- Goodell has already stated his displeasure in the Metrodome site.

  236. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Its gonna take 3 years to build the stadium, V.O

  237. By sandiamond on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    lol bleeds everything in the gongo paragraph has been discuused right here on the blogs in the past

  238. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    If the Vikings cant secure a stadium, does that mean theyre heading to LA?

  239. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Goodell still has no final say it’s still the majority of the owners. He is also trying to help the Wilfs get Arden Hills which looks now like a very cold dead issue.

  240. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://trendingsearches.net/tag/minnesota-vikings-are-moving-the-team-to-los-angeles/

  241. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer-is that a loaded question?
    Mike B- The Owners AND Goodell do not like the Metrodome deal.

  242. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The Wilf’s I’m afraid are at the end of their rope. If they keep getting stonewalled-they will look elsewhere.

  243. By sandiamond on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings33 yep when it comes draft time we will already be familiar with a chunk of the players this year. Instead of screaming, ouch why do Spielman pick this guy?? we will have a clue this time

    Pay special attention to the South Squad defense!!

  244. By Viking33 on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The Governor of MN should be more concerned with doing some good for the whole State instead of acting like the Mayor of Minneapolis. Seems he shouldn’t care where the Stadium is as long at it is on MN and the taxes stay in the State. Instead he is more worried about the political connections and influence that Minneapolis carries. The only benefit keeping the Stadium in Miinneapolis is to the people and Government of Minneapolis. Arden Hills does not have the same clout as Minneapolis – it is pure and simple politics really.

  245. By sandiamond on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    spence, junk website find something reliable please

  246. By Viking33 on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    LA is like the constant bargaining chip the league perpetuates against every team looking to get a stadium deal done. It has been that way for years and years – a good strategy to say the least.

  247. By Mike R. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond

    who are you looking at on the South defense?

  248. By sandiamond on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The big 4 everybody watching, Couples, Upshaw,Ingram and Z. Brown

    cb brandon boykin georgia
    cb casey hayward vandy(injured)
    cb dwight “bill” bentley la laf
    cb janoris jenkins north bama
    s markelle martin okla state
    s antonio allen south carolina
    dl brandon thompson clemson
    lb jake bequette ark

  249. By Mike R. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Im also looking at DL.

    Jaye Howard,Florida
    Tony Jerod-Eddie,Texas A&M

  250. By sandiamond on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    ok and any peeps we can get of our new DC Alan Williams

  251. By Mike R. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    They have Bequette listed as LB? Should be interesting

  252. By sandiamond on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The viking coaches/scouts had strong observations this week with OL Matt McCants uab and WR Joe Adams ark

  253. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    What time does the Senior Bowl start?

  254. By TITUS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Well, I am looking to move back east, so if the Vikes move, I will adopt a new team.

  255. By Matthias on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    North leading 10-3!

  256. By sandiamond on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Mike R, Bobby Wagner LB doing it all!

  257. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    did anyone notice the center for the north snapping the ball like Sullivan? low off target and in the dirt?

  258. By TheRealDon™ on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I had a dream last night we traded are number 3 pick for a player I made up in my mind..Weakest player in the league

  259. By sandiamond on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn the vike coaches worked on that all week. not sure what the problem is

  260. By Tim on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    If the Vikings leave Minnesota i think i will just start watching the Bears.I am not gonna be a fan of any sport franchises in Minnesota because every team in MN eventually ends up moving elsewhere and i am completely sick of it. Fu*k Minnesota Politics and Fu*k the state of Minnesota.

  261. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    well said tim

  262. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I could never hope for the Bears, but I can’t see myself ever going to Minnesota again, should that happen.

  263. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Its not the end of the world yet.

  264. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    ok Frazier has the lead going into the 2nd half … lol

  265. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    woot Frazier 20 Shannahan 6

  266. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Clay Matthews REAL BIG FATHEAD

  267. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Titus-if you do move back east (thats where I’m originally from) the logical choice is Buffalo, the other 0-4 SB team!

  268. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    If the Vikings move out of Minny, I will not support them, and they better not keep the name wherever they go.

  269. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The Bills are my next favorite team, so if the Vikes moved, I will become a Bills fan.

  270. By Mike R. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond

    yes! Bobby Wagner doing a good job :-) I think now the scouts are taking notice why he was a tackling machine at Utah State….

  271. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    This just in…a roundtable discussion on potential new names for the Vikings if they move to LA has been released. These are the list of potential names:
    1) The LA Gnarley’s
    2) The LA Terminator’s
    3) The LA Smog
    4) The LA LA-LA’s
    5) The LA Despicable’s

  272. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    6) The LA DYGAGAS

  273. By sandiamond on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    hats off to Priefer and Williams north team looks well coached today

  274. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The LA Dayton’s :.[

  275. By Mike R. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    L.A.

    Express (USFL)
    Avengers (Arena)
    Xtreme (XFL)
    Aztecs (NASL)
    Guns (80s hair metal band)

  276. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The LA Confidentials

  277. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The LA Noire

  278. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Nova … LA DYGAGAs … that is the real answer to the horrid question

  279. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The LA Valley Boys

  280. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    the LA cant wait till you fall in the ocean Squad … is that too long?

  281. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The LA we wont be here long because no team ever stays Squad ?

  282. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The LA Vatories

  283. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    the LA Bamba’s ?

  284. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The LA Ozonaters

  285. By Mike R. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    L.A. Kings…oops…hockey team

  286. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The Pennsylvania 81′s.

  287. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    the LA Whales Vagina

  288. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    If this does indeed happen, I will not blame the Wilf’s one iota.

  289. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    COME TO PENNSYLVANIA MINNESOTA!!!! WE LOVE OUR FOOTBALL HERE. PENN STATE, PHILLY, AND PITTSBURGH!!!!!!

  290. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The LA Pinheads

  291. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

  292. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    In all seriousness are the Vikes really leaving? What are the chances?

  293. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The LA Leif Erikson Experiment (sounds more like a band)

  294. By sandiamond on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    South Off horrid, who wants to play for Shanahan?

  295. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Why didnt Wobbs get us an Inactive List for the Senior Bowl?

  296. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The LA Mpreys

  297. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer- It’s been done in Minny before, who’s to say it won’t happen again?

  298. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier WINS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  299. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The LA Sgnikiv

  300. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  301. By sandiamond on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier grinning ear to ear!!!!!!!!

  302. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Finally. This S— is over. I wonder what Wobbs will right about now.

  303. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    sadiamond .. who did you like? I liked the mike adams kid from Ohio State LT should be available with the round 2 pick

  304. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    in your face Raheem Morris

  305. By sandiamond on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn we are set on draft day! hope Mike Adams(largest player) is available 2nd round

    4 ready to start LT for the vikings
    kalil
    martin
    reiff
    adams

    we must have one of these players!!!!!!!!!!

  306. By sandiamond on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Adams wr/kr in purple!!

  307. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Reiff is supposed to be a great LT as well (compared to Kalil) trading our #3 spot would be idea for some extra picks, but we will be lucky if that happens.

  308. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Good experience for Frazier and co.

  309. By Mike R. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I liked Gerrel Robinson WR Ariz.St
    Adams OT
    Wagner LB Utah St
    Pead RB Cinn.

  310. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Yea Robinson and Adams looked good at WR … I for the first time was a little dissapointed with McNutt. Im still a fan though

  311. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier had to win … it wouldve sucked to have Chilly win in East vs West and Frazier lose.

  312. By Puckertrucker on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    To the MN Vikings:

    Draft L. James out of oregon he’s one great running back and he can catch out of the back field.

  313. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I was just checking out the latest videos on Vikings.com.. Does anyone know why a video titled “2011: Best of Jared Allen” features Adrian Peterson’s most recent season?

  314. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Parody maybe Spence posted it

  315. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    of course Spence doesnt like Peterson either … so IDK

  316. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Pro Bowl: The Jared Allen Experience (properly titled) was a fun video to watch. Got to listen to Jared give his respect to Clay Matthews and the other Packers.

  317. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://trendingsearches.net/tag/minnesota-vikings-are-moving-the-team-to-los-angeles/

    Minnesota’s 2012 legislative session began Tuesday, one expected to be dominated by the team’s stadium drive. Owner of the Vikings Zygi Wilf is said to be exploring options on moving the Vikings out of Minnesota and he will not be strong armed. Los Angeles stands ready to take the team if owner Zygi Wilf chooses to move the team, and it seems to be a strong possibility now.
    _______________________________________________________________

    Thank you Spencer for posting this earlier, see I told you MN.

  318. By Puckertrucker on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ijust figured out the best way to win a Superbowl in Minnesota is to grease the politicians hands and get an owner that wants to win and will spend the money and time to do so We need Local ownership unlike the Wilfs that are from New York or where ever. and we need better coaches and GM that knows what he’s doing in the draft and not sell out the team or give our draft picks to someone that Leslie Frazier owes something to like maybe Philly or the Redskins.

  319. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I have no hatred for Adrian Peterson or Jared Allen. I just have a different mindset then you guys: Im highly crticial of the “Great” players, and more forgiving to the ones who I believe have talent. Hence why I Always defend the secondary and point out the one key Flaw in Jared Allen.

  320. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings come to New Mexico we love you here!!!!!

  321. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    yah yah yah spence … “jared allen bad and chris cook good” heard ya

  322. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Once again, for the 1000th time. I think Jared Allen is Reallly Good. But we cant deny the Fact that he came up small in the 4th quarter. Other than that hes Amazing.

  323. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    LOL and howd Cook do in the 4th quarter or any quarter LMAO

  324. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings come to New Mexico we love you here!!!!!X2

  325. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, in all the games this season he played in….Chris Cook allowed Zero Catches in the 4th Quarter.

  326. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    L.A.’s status may affect Vikings stadium talks

    January 26 St. Paul Pioneer Press

    “With a Feb. 15 relocation deadline looming and the Vikings without a stadium agreement, the NFL on Wednesday declared the Los Angeles market dead for 2012. That decision preserves the team in Minnesota next season as it negotiates with Minneapolis and the state to fund a replacement for the Metrodome. Competing developers have yet to offer terms conducive to lure an NFL team to the country’s second-largest city and there is not enough time for owners to approve relocation, said Eric Grubman, the league’s executive vice president of business ventures.”

  327. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Cedric Griffin is a better Minnesota Viking than Chris Cook

  328. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, can we please come to an agreement?

  329. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    This could be good news for mn fans for one more year.

  330. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Actually, I take that back. Just admit your Wrong, Shawn.

  331. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    U likely to allow alcohol for Vikes at TCF stadium

    January 28 Minneapolis Star Tribune

    “The University of Minnesota’s president said Friday that alcohol sales at the U’s TCF Bank stadium would probably be allowed should the Minnesota Vikings play there temporarily. The ban on sales at college games would be unchanged. President Eric Kaler said that the university was considering the issue, with the final decision on enacting separate alcohol policies for pro and college games likely headed to the Board of Regents. The Vikings and the university are in stepped-up negotiations to have the team play at TCF for three years should a new Vikings stadium be built at the site of the Metrodome, the team’s home for the past 30 years. “If we’re going to let the Vikings use TCF Stadium,”

  332. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Congrats to Coach Frazier and his Staff on the Senior Bowl. Well prepared allstars and a well coached team. Good Job Coach Frazier.

  333. By Viking33 on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Adams from Ohio looks as solid to me as Kalil did through the year. I am not not gonna lose it if we draft Blackmon and pick up Adams later – that would be a good combo on the Offense. I still think we draft 80 / 20 Defense and maybe squeak in a better Punter.

    It is a shame that so many people nervously wait for the outcome of the Stadium and Draft issues to be over – a shame becasue we are so powerless to contribute.

  334. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_19835378?source=rss

    The Vikings probably would end up playing at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons. Although some people think a stadium could be ready for the 2015 season, a person in the know says that’s unrealistic.

  335. By Viking33 on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Congrats to the Vikings coaching staff – if for no other reason than I can’t stand Shannahan and his minions!!

  336. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks for that info VIking33! I don’t get the NFL Network here, so I didn’t get a chance to watch the game.

  337. By DRS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_19835378?source=rss

    With all the site options still swirling around the Vikings’ push for a new stadium, a new one has entered the picture: right next door to the Metrodome.

    Vikings vice president of stadium development Lester Bagley and Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission chairman Ted Mondale say that they’ve been eyeing acreage southeast of the Dome, between 11th Avenue S. and Interstate 35W, as a possible location for a new stadium.

    “The question we’re looking at right now is, can you take the 511 Building behind the Dome, move the [Xcel Energy] substation and fit [a stadium] behind there,” Mondale said.

  338. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    DRS – Wasn’t it also unrealistic that the Metrodome roof would be repaired in time for the preseason? They told the workers they’d get a little incentive for completing it early and low and behold, they did!

    If only we could give our politicians as effective of an incentive to get the stadium approved already….what does it take to start a mass impeachment of everyone in office?

  339. By 25yearsaViking on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B. I was hoping to see alittle more out of the recievers like McNutt from Iowa. I blame the mediocore quarterbacking though. A receiver like him could be there in the 3rd, and could be a starter as a 2nd WR if we can get a free again #1.

  340. By 25yearsaViking on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    ………..and yes this may be a far reach, but congrats to the new staff and Frasier, and hopefully this is the begining of great things for them.

  341. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Viking33 – Why do we want a better punter? Kluwe has been solid for us for years! My one complaint is that he has trusted the gunners a bit too much to make the tackle, even against unstoppable returners like Hester. If he knew when to punt it out of bounds, he’d be the best in the business, but that’s as much a problem with coaching as anything.

  342. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Just stop it with the drafting Blackmon. He is Not a Fitzgerald or Calvin Johnson type of player….hes more of a Dez Bryant or Hakeem Nicks. Drafting him at #3 would be a mistake.

  343. By Viking33 on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    That kid Pead out of Cincinnati looks good as a KR/RB – tough – strong – quick – good hands – a little bigger Sproles type of guy. He really did a lot to raise his stock in the game for sure. Johnson from Virginia DE looks really good too and the kid Wagner from Utah St as a Safety I think played really well. I guess Pead also won MVP honors – I just saw that now – good for him from a small school.

  344. By Viking33 on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Bah – he is not Dez Bryant. He is gonna be someone Spence!!

  345. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    What’s wrong with Dez Bryant? It looks like he’s good at getting open deep and at making defenders miss:

  346. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Nicks looks more like a yards after the catch specialist, but that wouldn’t be a horrible thing, if he can take it deep too:

  347. By 25yearsaViking on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Viking33. From a selfish point, all players we don’t have a draft need for. Except for the Safety. Speilman will probably go DE, RB, TE now because of the performances he saw.

  348. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Theres a reason why Hakeem Nicks and Dez Bryant didnt get drafted in the top 10…They arent elite WR’s. They are just good.

  349. By TITUS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, let it rest already.

  350. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Blackmon is not top 3 talent, but he is top 15 talent.

  351. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Professionals over at CBS don’t seem to agree with Spence:

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings/TSX/2012

  352. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    dont forget this guy … hes pretty good

  353. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Skip to the 1min mark, and listen to the “NFL Expert”

  354. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn – Who was that? I don’t think we have a #12 on this team….

    And why does he turn into a goal post every time gets into the endzone?

  355. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Now skip to the 45sec mark.

  356. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    …He must be thinking that he needs to force the kickers to earn the extra point a little more…

  357. By sandiamond on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    How are going to get the ball to Blackmon? 1.5 seconds to throw doesn’t matter who is WR. spence we firmly agree!
    Without a LT the draft will be a bust

  358. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Charles Rogers(WR): 2nd Pick 2003 NFL Draft.

  359. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Get the point guys?

  360. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spence .. was Steven A Smith talking about Chris Cook?

  361. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    ….so every early WR is going to be an insane drug addict when he gets into the NFL…

  362. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The point was for you Parody, just because “Experts” say somebody might be good, doesnt mean its the truth.

  363. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook is not a fat, lazy, slobly, no good disgrace of a Cornerback Shawn!

  364. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Theres no denying Blackmon has talent, but c’mon his skill set matches Dez and Nicks. Those guys were 24th and 29th for a reason. Megatron and Fitz were drafted 2nd and 3rd for a reason.

  365. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Stephen A Smith … heres quotes from his rant

    “This dude should be arrested for being a thief. He stole money from …” insert Vikings

    “Dude had about 7 starts he did absolutely positively nothing , he cashed in the money”

    “Never gave 2 cents about the (insert Vikings) didnt care whether they won didnt care whether they lost”

    This dude is the epitomy of a disgrace he never cared and now were supposed to believe you care?”

    Are you sure thats not about Chris Cook?

  366. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spence – And just because you say they’re good or not doesn’t mean it’s the truth either, but my experience with you gives me the impression that more often than not, I should bet against your opinion.

    Experts have more insight than you do. Don’t be ashamed of that. They have more insight than I do as well. But my opinion on Blackmon is from what I’ve seen of him too. From that, from what I know of his personality, I am confident that he will not turn into a lazy slob of a joke to the NFL like Russell did, or a drugged-up pothead like your second example. I’m sure that he won’t even turn into a woman beating chump like your favorite DB of all time.

  367. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Rant over. And as the Great Frederick Jones would say.

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE…REMEMBER TO PRESS (YES, P R E S S)
    SPIELMAN IN LATE APRIL ABOUT DRAFTING OLs and DBs high in the draft!!!

    This is reminder #31!

    “Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser period.”
    Harry Peter “Bud” Grant

    Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.Matt Kalil.

  368. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t get how you all connect that getting Blackmon means that they will not address the OLine. There are many ways to get a better OL than the first pick in the Draft. We have FA and there other picks in the draft to get Offensive Linemen. I am sure it will the OLine will be addressed.

  369. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I smacked Fred along the head by showing that picking OL in the first or second round doesn’t not necessarily get you success. Look at the LA Rams and that is a case in point. Fred tried to say it was bogus, but it was clearly in black and white that the Rams picked a number 1 pick OT in 2009 and a OT in the second round in 2010. Did that get them anymore wins in 2011 now they are picking at #2 again. Takes more than a top draft pick to make your team better.

  370. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Blackmon does have a great positive attitude. and if Kalil and Claiborne were gone and we couldnt trade back for Reiff , then Blackmon would be ok choice. I think we can get LT-Mike Adams from the Ohio State with our second round pick.

    Im still a Kalil first Claiborne second choice guy though

  371. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Look at how many high #1 picks the Lions have had till they finally came back to be in contention. How many of those were really busts. We need a top notch OT, WR, and CB. Let Spielman do his job and pick one of those type players in the first round. It is really their decision.

  372. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Freddy-Dooby-Doo, Where Are You?
    We got some work to do now.
    Freddy-Dooby-Doo, Where Are You?
    We need some help from you now.

    Come on Freddy-Doo, I see you… pretending you got a sliver
    But you’re not fooling me, cause I can see, the way you shake and shiver.

    You know we got a mystery to solve,
    So Freddy Doo be ready for your act. [Freddy Doo] Uh-uh Uh-uh
    Don’t hold back!
    And Freddy Doo if you come through
    you’re going to have yourself a scooby snack!
    That’s a fact!

    Freddy-Dooby-Doo, here Are You.
    You’re ready and you’re willing.
    If we can count on you Freddy Doo,
    I know you’ll catch that villian.

  373. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    It is just as likely that we get a top notch LB and make EJ and Erin expendible.

  374. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I’m not so sure about that Shawn. Adams has been shooting up draft boards, and it seems pretty common for teams to draft OL late in the first round. Currently, Adams is ranked as an early 2nd-round prospect, but with the news we’ve been hearing about him and his Senior Bowl performance, I don’t expect him to stay there for very long.

  375. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    The LA Vineyards

  376. By TITUS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    One thing I admire about Spencer– he is an independent thinker and does not run with the herd. Keep up the good work, Spence!!!

  377. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Fred can stay where ever he is at his constant posting of same old stuff is old and not necessarily accurate it is just an opinion and doesn’t hold any wieght on things.

  378. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you, Sir Titus.

  379. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Its funny. When I use to just observe the blogs and never comment: I always thought Mike B. worked for the Vikings, and I thought Titus was Frederick Jones because it seemed like Fred only responded to Titus.

  380. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B.- thats what blogging is for right? To post our opinions. In the end none of this matters. So lets all have fun on this .com before LA buys the rights!

  381. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    (thats just my opinion!)

  382. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah good point Viking-ology I just get tired of Fred’s constant posting of the same point. But you are right.

  383. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Lol Spence Would that be a pay increase working for the Vikings maybe I should apply. I am not sure being a fan and working for the team would work out though.

  384. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    No probs Mike B!

  385. By TITUS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    One day we will all meet at a Blogger’s Reunion, have some beers and go to a game.

  386. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Lol why not?

  387. By TITUS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Viking-ology– have you made your Superbowl prediction?

  388. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Has anyone ever watched a pro-bowl before.

  389. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spence – Because if we do, we’ll all be disapointed about how horribly none of us matches the image we created for each-other.

  390. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Titus-I must remote-view the game first before I make my final prediction.

  391. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    But I will give you this-the game will last more than 4 qts.

  392. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Viking-ology – Yes, I have. It’s a lot like watching practice down at Mankato. Nobody ever really hits anyone, most guys look like there was something better that they could be doing….or were doing the night before.

  393. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Sometimes but since it used to be on sometime after the super bowl i often times forgot about it. then the last 3 or 4 have just been lack of effort scrimages … its not really a fun game to watch. the rules are set so defenses cant really do anything. no blitzing and basic coverages sort of like the senior bowl man vs man with even less hitting than the current NFL rules allow

  394. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I wonder how these guys feel now.

    http://blog.vikings.com/2011/04/29/vikings-take-notre-dame-te-kyle-rudolph-in-2nd-round/#comments

  395. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Parody-LOL I’ve seen probably 30 minutes of pro bowls in 40 years! Hawaii must treat them too good!

  396. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Superbowl predictions. Hmm I was 50 50 last week. I am not a fan of the Gmen or Patriots. I think this game could go either way. Seen poor play by both teams at times. I will go with Brady and the Patriots He can have the most wins in the playoffs record.

  397. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, what was your first reaction to drafting Ponder?

  398. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    lol Spence look like I was on pretty much it was the guy the team wanted.

  399. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Reaction to us drafting Ponder

    http://blog.vikings.com/2011/04/28/mild-surprise-goes-to-huge-surprise/#comments

  400. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I could answer that one easy I didn’t expect them to pick Ponder was thinking some other QB last year. I just knew that TJack and Webb were not on Frazier or Spielman’s radar.

  401. By Viking-ology on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Someone said recently that the pro-bowl should be a competition between the players, the example he gave was a QB contest for accuracy etc…I thought it was a decent idea if it can be extended for all pro bowlers, different contests for positions.

  402. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spence my first reaction was … FIRE FRAZIER. Then I calmed down. what was yours?

  403. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    “F— this team.”

  404. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    lol Shawn

  405. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Hey I am not as old as I thought I remembers what I posted.

  406. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder was a projected second round pick. i thought we really reached but i like his intelligence factor.

  407. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Mike you you remained very mellow over the Ponder pick lol … I said WTF and quit blogging for the awhile. came back later made a post to fire frazier then came back later and appologized lol

  408. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with that Shawn. I was giddy about our chances to get Amukamara, among one or two other high prospects. I was watching the draft with friends at B-Dubs, and I think I went catatonic for a few minutes when they announced our pick. I started studying up on him later and became a bit more comfortable with it, but it still seems like it was a big reach even now.

  409. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone of these people should be Shot!

    http://blog.vikings.com/2010/04/23/vikings-select-cb-chris-cook-early-in-2nd-round/

  410. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I am hoping that the scouts get as good as look at the Juniors that are ranked higher in the draft as they did in the senior bowl. Too much familiarity can cause a mistake.

  411. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I was right about gabbert though

  412. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Why’s that Spence? One of the only people who would shoot them for that opinion now is Cook himself…and I thought you wanted him to play for the Vikings again in your lifetime…

  413. By Mike B. on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Like to hear your opinions on what the value of the Vikings #3 pick if Luck and RG3 are already gone?

  414. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Because everybody disagreed with us drafting Cook and they said awful things about him.

  415. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    When did the “Friday Fun Facts” end?

  416. By Parody on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    And they were RIGHT! Cook is an aweful excuse for a human being and likely won’t play another snap for the Vikings. Wasted pick!

  417. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    He may be a bad person, but you cant deny his talent on the field.

  418. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    whens he on the field?

  419. By TITUS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think I ever watched an entire pro-bowl, and I am like Viking-ology– probably a total of a half hour in the past three or four decades- if it has been around that long. SO, why do they play it? Players don’t want to do it. Most fans don’t want to watch it.

  420. By TITUS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Viking-ology, my gut says Patriots, but I reasoned it out– Giants win the Superbowl.

  421. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    maybe Spence is Chris Cook … he started blogging about the time Cook got suspended. He’s his own #1 fan. He hates his teammates. Ced Griffin represents his biggest competition. If he can get rid of Ced and force Winfield to safety it makes his own value rise. It all makes sense ….

  422. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I cant agree, nor disagree with Shawn.

  423. By TITUS on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer is Cook? Wow.

  424. By Shawn on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    hey when did Spence become Spencer ?

  425. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I just changed to Spencer a couple of days ago. But when I worst commented on this site I was Spence…

    http://blog.vikings.com/2010/11/07/submit-your-monday-morning-mailbag-questions-15/

  426. By Spencer on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I meant *first commented

  427. By Frederick Jones on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn thank you for your support, it’s nice to be missed.

  428. By Frederick Jones on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    I must say that even for Frederick Von Jones, it gets boring always talking about the need for OLs and DBs.

    BUT let me ask the fine feathered one this question…

  429. By Frederick Jones on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    How many players does it take to form a great offensive line?

    When you figure that out get back to me about “hitting me in the side of the head.”

    I proved my point about the St. L. Rams not having an adequate offensive line. What do I have to do…reach thru and hit YOU in the side of the head?

  430. By Frederick Jones on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    What I have been blogging about is the MN VIKINGS need for OLs and DBs.

    The Rams did not git it dunn!

  431. By Frederick Jones on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    So I proved my point, and you won’t be flying any time soon.

  432. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    If there is a top quarterback available, I hope we take him.

  433. By Mike R. on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    You guys are all great! …I like to hear what you say and disagree about…we are all on “the same team” what we we want is for the Vikings to get to the Promised Land. I am from Pennsylvania. I have loved the Vikings since I learned and knew football as a child. No matter what happens…
    Skol Vikings!

  434. By Tim on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    @DRS Thank’s for letting us know whats going on with all the stadium talk.

  435. By Nicholas on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I think Spielman as GM may just work out for us. This draft/next season will really show us a lot about our leadership. Who should stay and who should go will be a lot simpler to judge.

    I hope we get great value in the draft, and I really hope we are aggressive in Free Agency this year. We can really turn this ship around with a few more good playmakers!

  436. By sandiamond on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    re LT Mike B:

    The main point here is that there are only 4 left tackles ready to step in a start in the NFL from day1(according to experts). Sure we could pick another Tackle in higher rounds but it would be a underdeveloped project player not likely to start anytime soon. Every draftnik on the planet agrees that charlie johnson should not be starting at all for the vikings

    If we can take care of the most desire need on the team via free agency then it would change the #1 need(LT) before the draft

  437. By Viking33 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    With more and more Juniors coming out every year they are going to have to plan a Junior Bowl pretty soon. I wonder if the Patriots will break there rule of NOT drafting underclassmen?

    Spencer – I didn’t see that you threw Nicks in there as a comparison to Blackmon as well as Bryant – I would take Blackmon in a second if you told me he plays like Nicks, he is a beast!!

    Picking the Giants for the SB as I have since week 12 – I am a big Cruz fan, I think he is the feel good story of the year. A guy from no where, burried on the practice squad, just like Arian Foster last year.

  438. By Viking33 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry – I meant to say the Patriots DON’t draft anything but Seniors, Juniors are technically not underclassmen.

    If we are in need of a WR and do not get one in FA, another option looks to be Robinson from Arizona. I saw someone else mention that earlier too, and he did standout in the Senior Bowl. He looks to have good speed, size and hands. He looks a little raw as far as his route running goes, so he will need some coaching. But, he could be a good pickup outside of the first two rounds.

  439. By Viking33 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Good to see Fred back in the mix.

    I have seen from all the mock drafts that we are taking Kalil or Blackmon and a few also have us with Claibourne.

    I have a mock draft that has us trading out of the #3 spot to get 2 additional picks in the 2nd and 4th round ( We also get there #1 ) – then starting with Adams at LT followed by Dre Kirkpatrick at #2. From there I think we draft 10 kids that were in the Senior Bowl. That would be a good scenario I think.

  440. By Viking33 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Commenting on this Blog topic now that the Senior Bowl is over – I think that the only kid on the watch list here that showed up was Adams from Ohio State. He stoned the “great” pass rush LB’s and DE’s from the South over and over again through the game. He has good feet and balance, I don’t think I saw him out of position the whole time. Just comparing him to the other kid that played LT for the North, who looked like the current Viking Tackles, trying to reach block everyone that beat him around the edge.

  441. By sandiamond on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Wide Receivers around 6′ and taller available in the draft rounds 3-7

    Joe Adams ark 5-11
    Jarrett Boykin va tech 6-2
    Juron Criner arz 6-2
    B.J. Cunningham mich state 6-1
    Jeff Fuller tex a&m 6-4
    Chris Givens wake forest 6-0
    T.J. Graham ncsu 5-11
    Stephen Hill georgia tech 6-4
    A.J. Jenkins ill 6-2
    Marvin Jones cal 6-2
    Marvin Mcnutt iowa 6-3
    Lance Lewis ecu 6-3
    Devier Posey osu 6-2
    Brian Quick app state 6-4
    Gerell Robinson arz state 6-3
    Tommy Streeter miami 6-5
    Nick Toon wis 6-3

  442. By Viking33 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I would like to see us move away from the waterbug DB and go for guys with a little more length. The little guys are quicker and faster usually but the just can’t challenge for the ball and outside of Winfileld they have a hard time bringing these big WR’s to the ground once they have caught it.

    It is too bad Everson Griffin can’t play Safety for us – can you imagine that Beast roaming the middle of the field. WR’s would have eyes the size of saucers if they had to catch a ball in front of him.

  443. By Mike B. on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    The problem is Fred that you have been posting about getting an OT all along and I proved that the Rams have been addressing their OL issues and it still hasn’t solved their problems. So how does that prove your point. Are you dense? The Rams picked a top OT in 2009 and in the second round in 2010 they pick another OT. They are no better now than before they made those picks. Only thing you have proven is that picking someone in the first round is a cr@p shoot and may or may not improve the team. We pick an OT the first round in 2012 may or may not help the team. But then again we pick a WR or CB may or may not help the team. I am fine with picking Kalil, but he is not necessarily going to be that pick that brings the Vikings to the playoffs.

  444. By sandiamond on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    33 let’s hope the Vikings do not draft_ too many players from the senior bowl. With a record number of underclassmen this year it will somewhat deplete the level of talent in the draft for 2013
    That type of action could hurt the vikings for 2 years out!!

  445. By Mike B. on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond I agree too much familiarity with these guys in the Senior bowl may slant how Spielman forecasts his draft needs. The Juniors coming in this year are just as talented and hopefully the combine will even things out.

  446. By Viking33 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    The draft as a whole is a cr@p shoot Mike – but starting with the first round the payoff when you hit can be big. The best odds are in the First Round and they decrease from there. Experts have been wrong about the big time talent as much as they have been right. Every pick is a gamble, the Rams just didn’t win from what it looks like. I don’t think that you can look back through history though and say that great great teams didn’t have have one thing in common. I think you will find that one thing in common, is more often than not, is an OLine that is dominant. If they don’t have a great OLine then they have a dominant DLine – it is one or the other, more often the OLine though. So I think I have to agree with Fred Jones on the OLine, not so much the DB’s though.

    It is not a coincidence that all the superstar QB’s / WR’s / RB’s played behind great OLine’s. Who was Steve Young before he went to the 49ers…..he was a guy running for his life thats who. Who were the Cowboy Trplets before that OLine was assembled…..just three guys, and Aikman was getting killed over and over.

  447. By Viking33 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I hope they don’t either Sandiamond, but I think they will. Coaching the Senior Bowl will make them feel wram and fuzzy with those kids for sure.

  448. By sandiamond on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    yes that has me worried too! The biggest advantage from the senior bowl will come from the higher round picks where we are loaded. 2 picks in rd6 and 3 picks in rd7 plus a comp pick from rice/edwards. Plenty of leverage for Spielman to work some trades moving up to select key players in rounds 3-6

  449. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    This might be a good sign … hint of letting Hutchinson go. Sorry but he has lost “it”

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Steve_Hutchinson_plans_to_keep_playing_but_do_Vikings_want_him012312

  450. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    So if the Vikings realease Hutch … they could roll that contract right over to Carl Nicks … then draft Kalil and just like that the OL will be solid. I refuse to say great because Loadholt refuses to pass block

  451. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I hope we land 2 big free agents … Carl Nicks and Tyvon Branch

    Then land LT Kalil or CB Claiborne round 1 and LT Adams or CB Minniefield round 2

    WR round 3

    and playoffs be our game yo

  452. By Viking33 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Wobs also highlighted Cam Johnson the DE out of Virginia too who also played a nice game.

    Hutch still has 2-3 quality years in him, lets not hope to have to replace him as well this year. We have enough holes to fill on the team.

    I would hope to lose Loadholt over Hutch – he is weaksauce in a lot of areas. The only area he excels in is drive stopping penalties, he has that move down to a science.

  453. By Viking33 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I would be up for landing Reggie Wayne as out top FA. It would be nice to have a future hall of fame WR that hasn’t lost it yet on our roster. A good solid guy to help Ponder progress and other young WR’s.

  454. By Stoney on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    O-line is the biggest need for vikes, stay at #3 or trade back, 1st rd pick should be O-line. DB next then WR. Hope WR will be settled in FA. I don’t think we should take Blackmon at #3

  455. By Parody on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    It looks like Hutch has one year left on his contract. If we’re going to get rid of him, I’d hope that we trade him. The final year of a contract is generally the best time to conduct a trade, and the worst time to cut a player. With his age, Hutch is probably only worth a 3rd round pick, but that would be a lot better than what we did with McKinnie….just cutting him loose and watching him help the Ravens to the AFC Championship game. But he had 2-years left on his contract, and a big record weighing him down (even moreso than his fat did: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryant_McKinnie#Controversy), so the team couldn’t do much other than release him.

  456. By Parody on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    If we don’t trade Hutchinson, I’d hope that we keep him on board for his final year. He may be regressing, but he still is the best lineman currently under contract with the Vikings. I’d like to see the team draft Kalil or some other high profile tackle in the first round, and move Charlie Johnson (still has 2-years on his contract) over to the right side, either replacing Herrera or pushing Loadholt inside to replace Herrera. Then we’d have a solid improvement to the line, and can get Hutch’s replacement in next year’s draft.

  457. By Parody on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    *That comment I made about being the worst time to cut a player was a bit off base. Realistically, early in the contract is the worst time to cut a player, because the team would be stuck paying their bonus for the remainder of the contract with no compensation for it. But for a player with skill, cutting them in the last year of the contract still doesn’t make much sense. He can still help the team more than anyone else we have, so unless we are fighting to stay under the salary cap, cutting him would be a poor choice. He’s the most respected veteran on the line, and he can be used to help prepare the young guys around him for when he leaves the team on good standing.

  458. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    V33 we dont need Reggie Wayne. Hes not a home-run threat.

  459. By Mike B. on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    This usually happens at the high end of a contract. The Vikings will try and renegotiate for a lower amount and have Hutch end his career here. Let the negotiations play out.

  460. By Spudster on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Heres what we need

    LT- McKinney
    WR- Randy Moss
    3rd string QB- Culpepper

  461. By Viking33 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I would take a guy that gets double and triples consistently any day of the week. So Spencer you don’t like Mauer then? Come on Wayne is still a top 5-10 receiver in this league and that is not even debatable.

  462. By Mike R. on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    It was noted during the Senior Bowl that one of the Vikings coaches was also at the East-West Shrine game watching or scouting.
    I thought there were a couple of good players that played in that game.

    Some that looked good..

    CB RJ Blanton Notre Dame (good coverage)
    S Matt Daniels Duke (good open field tackler)
    DE Tyrone Crawford Boise St (good rush)
    RB Tauren Poole Tenn (good run and ST)

  463. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    in no order

    Welker
    Roddy White
    Calvin Johnson
    Larry Fitzgerald
    Percy
    Brandon Marshall
    Colston
    Jennings
    Victor Cruz
    Dwayne Bowe

    Yea V33 Wayne is close to 10th range but at 33 Garcon probably jump him next season

    It will be interesting to see what hapens to peyton Manning … I could see Reggie Wayne following Peyton somewhere …

  464. By Mike R. on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    OG Brandon Brooks Miami,Oh (6’5 350 lbs.)
    He looked pretty good protecting QB
    CB Josh Norman Coastal Carolina (he made the most buzz during the practice week)

  465. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Id say Reggie Wayne is 10-15. I forgot Steve Smith in my list ….

  466. By Viking33 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Garcon is closer to being an actual Waiter than being an elite WR like Wayne is Shawn. No way Garcon is 1/2 the player he is without Wayne to the left of him.

  467. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    i think there are 10 guys that could be debatable in the 10-15 WR range , which could drop a 33yo Wayne further down

  468. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    there are so many names that could be debated V33 in the 10-15 range. My only issue with Wayne is age … 33yo. 75 rec 960 yards and 4 TD with no QB. Not bad but Brandon Marshall has No QB and got 1200 yards. Bowe had no QB and had 1100 yards. Like I said 33 is my issue with him

  469. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I was having a beer and talking football with a friend of mine yesterday who is a defense attorney. He isn’t a Viking’s fan, but is an excellent lawyer, much in demand in Halifax. He told me that, because of the fact that Chris Cook’s girlfriend suffered a significant injury, hearing loss due to a punctured eardrum, Judges both here and in the States tend to go much harder on the defendant. Not only that, he guaranteed me that she will be filing a civil suit that will put Cook in the poorhouse.

  470. By Viking33 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Well I would take Wayne over Welker – Colston – Marshall – Bowe – and coin flip him for Roddy White or Cruz. Marshall is a Nut that has more than occasional stone hands – Bowe is a one trick pony – Colston is inconsistent and disappears for long stretches of weeks – Welker is Brady made, any other QB he is a little guy again – and White has really only had one good year and that was last year and as much as I love Cruz he has only done it a year too.

  471. By Viking33 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    33 is such a good number though…..

  472. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Wish I was 33 again……

  473. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Roddy White a 1 year wonder? You just lost all credibility V33 …. 5 straight years with over 80 catches and 5 straight years over 1100 yards

    http://www.nfl.com/player/roddywhite/2506366/profile

  474. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    did anyone know Bernie Kosar’s daughter is a po’rn star … Lexxi Silver ?

  475. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, I didn’t. Have you got her phone #?

  476. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    She would make a good long-snapper.

  477. By Viking33 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I was wrong he has had two impact seasons and last year with 100 catches wasn’t one of them.

    Roddy White 2005-2011 530 catches – 7300 yards – 45 TD’s
    Reggie Wayne 2002-2011 853 cathces – 11400 yards – 73 TD’s

    I’ll take Reggie and you can hold his jockstrap with Roddy.

    The ever credible V33!

  478. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    lol Nova … i just found out. also Rob Gronkowski is “dating” po’rn star bibi jones

  479. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, I have zero tolerance for domestic abuse. That is repugnant.

  480. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I wonder who is the better ” tight end”?

  481. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    V33 the better comparison would be only using the same years. im sure an additional 3 seasons helps pad your Waynes better than White debate

  482. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, right you are. Cook has thrown his life away.

  483. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Larry Fitzgerald
    Clavin Johnson
    Andre Johnson
    Brandon Marshall

    The rest are all insignificant.

  484. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Oops, I forgot to add Steve Smith.

  485. By Viking33 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t massge the stats to favor your argument Shawn? That is what is wrong with stats, politics, and the news these days. You have to report the whole thing or it just is not accurate – I can’t help that Wayne’s is older and awesome!! ;)

  486. By Viking33 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Steve Smith is good and I have his Fathead, but he is not top 5.

  487. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Steve Smith is a top 5 WR in this league, V33.

  488. By Viking33 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    No

  489. By Viking33 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    If Steve Smith is then you have to put Wayne ahead of him for sure, the stats are not even close.

  490. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Giants by 10.

  491. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Stats are nothing. Wayne is a product of Peyton Manning. Steve Smith is exactly like Fitz and Megatron. Reggie Wayne is not.

  492. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, did you realize that if Lexxi Silver married Steve Smith, she would be Lexxi Silver-Smith?

  493. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Where did this name “Megatron” come from?

  494. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Where did ” Tom Titus Jones ” come from????????????

  495. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, you’ve got more names than a street h00ker.

  496. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, it’s not unusual.

  497. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    “Love is like candy on a shelf”

  498. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, the younger bloggers don’t have a clue what we’re talking about.

  499. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    You better sing that one to Sonja.

  500. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, seriously? One of the greatest voices of the twentieth century?

  501. By Viking33 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Because Wayne is not a Diva he is not good?? He just shows up and plays – Steve Smith is a beast – Reggie Wayne is just better thats all.

    Who you calling young Nova?

  502. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    ramseyandpablo.com http

  503. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    when does the pro bowl start?

  504. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    The o-line got him killed. I wonder if they have any guilt?

  505. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr12ZabMkiA Sorry, this is the right one.

  506. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    What’s a pro bowl? A salad at Olive Garden?

  507. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    As long as Sonja is alive, I have nothing to fear from 2-inch plastic dinosaurs.

  508. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Sona, she’s a winner.

  509. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    you know what the most impressive part of that video was ??? Bernard Berrian caught a pass … :)

  510. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    oops– *Sonja

  511. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    It wont be long before the o-line gets Ponder killed.

  512. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    One week till the big dance. Has anyone heard? Titus predicts the Giants to win.

  513. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Where is Fred Jones? Saving all his blogs for draft time?

  514. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I hope you’re right Titus. I’ve got a grand on them at +5.5.

  515. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    You can bank on it, Nova. Where is Viking-ology? I have declared my pick. Now it is his turn.

  516. By Tim on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I believe the Giants will win to.

  517. By sandiamond on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Nova the line is 3. Sonnen is an idiot! wasn’t sure what u were talking about. Last saw Sonnen in the WEC days and he was a quiet fellow

  518. By Tim on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Giants 24 Patriots 17

  519. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond, I got in at New England -5.5 when my bookie ( a New England fanatic) found out that Gronkowski would be playing !

  520. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Well we know one thing, the Quarterback who wins will have a jersey # thats higher than 9.

  521. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond…..did you think Sonnen won that fight? I thought he took the first two rounds.

  522. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry, LOST the first two rounds.

  523. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    It really doesn’t matter. Silva will tear his head off.

  524. By sandiamond on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    It was a brutal fight and the best one for sure. I’d call it a draw

  525. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Fox can’t be happy. Those fights were terrible.

  526. By sandiamond on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    lol that shawn has inserted a smiley face on this website somehow. look over to the right under the calendar/ recent posts/ teams make final preparations for saturday’s senior bowl

  527. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_LUaHiLruE Sandiamond, check this out ….Chael Sonner on a Canadian Sports talk show……..

  528. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    * Sonnen

  529. By sandiamond on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    now we know where Spence got his “mindset” Personality from………

  530. By Nicholas on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer,

    Our O-line will get a nice shot in the arm this offseason. Don’t worry.

  531. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Chael Sonnen………” America invented business”. My guess is that he isn’t a History Major.

  532. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Wow. What a finish in the game between Chicago and Miami!

  533. By Tim on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Nice Video Spencer

  534. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I remember when the NFL Champions would play the College All-Stars. If I was playing now, I would get a cramp, a double rum, and go to the beach.

  535. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Does Wobbs read the blogs?

  536. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    WHAT is that insect singing on stage?????????

  537. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I saw $hit like that hanging off trees in Belize…………He’s in Hawaii, running around in a leather jacket.

  538. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    The only way that I could watch this game was to put $100 on the AFC at +5.

  539. By sandiamond on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    lol nova. all this game does is bring back memories of players that smoked us during the reg season

  540. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    they should fire the losing pro bowl coaches … that would amke this game interesting

  541. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond, do you remember the NFL vs College days?

  542. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    make

  543. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    And Shawn, are you STILL a banana?

  544. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I remember the All-Star game between the Steelers and the College All-Stars that was cancelled in the 1st quarter by lightning.

  545. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    wow i didnt realize how little effort DLmen give in the pro bowl

  546. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

  547. By sandiamond on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    just a glimpse of memory…. i got four years on ya

  548. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry, third quarter.

  549. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    seriuosly i cant watch anymore … this isnt football its snap throw catch go down

  550. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    In a world gone mad, Shawn is still capable of leading us.

  551. By sandiamond on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    woot……….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=C1AIaL4Y2E8

  552. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    they should just cancel the pro bowl if guys wont play

  553. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    To me that is BAD. …They are each 5 times bigger than her head. …No, Thanks.

  554. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    By the time that she’s 50, she will be pushing the elevator button with her forehead.

  555. By sandiamond on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    ooops…. wobs may give me jail time!

  556. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    * The cargo elevator.

  557. By aaron rodgers on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Why do the vikings suck so much at life?

    And why does anyone give a rat’s @ss?

  558. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Packer “nation” is mourning a playoff loss to the New York Giants that Packers players and their head coach struggled to comprehend and explain. Was it rust, Head Coach Mike McCarthy was asked following the Packers’ 37-20 loss in a division-round playoff game at Lambeau Field on Sunday night?

    “No excuses,” McCarthy said. “We practiced well. I thought Wednesday’s practice was as good a practice as we’ve had. There was nothing in preparation that led me to believe this would occur.”……………Erin, this keeps us believing.

  559. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Prediction for the Superbowl– Green Bay by zero. Yeah that’s right. Zero chance for the Pack. 15-1 and humiliated at home by a 9- 7 team.

  560. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Who thinks Chilly will bring Berrian and/or McNabb to the Brows?

  561. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, isn’t Holmgren in charge in Cleveland? I doubt he would allow such moves.

  562. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    well maybe he can get his randy moss replacement …. Hank Baskett?

  563. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, looks like the cheesehead had no comeback. Much like the fourth quarter of their playoff game.

  564. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Laugh all you want– I bet the Browns get to the Superbowl within 4 years tops.

  565. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, if I coached the “Brows”, at the first team meeting I would say…..: There’s No “I” in “Brows”.

  566. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    lol oops

  567. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    anyone still watching the NFL walk through ? if so whats the score ? and has anyone besides fitzgerald started playing ?

  568. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Only because I’ve got 100 bucks on the AFC. td!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  569. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    CHAD GREENWAY IS GARBAGE!!!

  570. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    sPENCE, do you think anyone in this game gives a SH!T about tackling in this game?

  571. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    lol … ok so a list of Spence’s worst Vikings

    1- AP
    2- Jared Allen
    3- Chad Greenway
    4- Ced Griffin

    List of Spence’s great Vikings

    1- Chris Cook

  572. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    If he’s garbage, why is he in the Pro-Bowl?????????????????

  573. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Spence. your act is wearing thin…….

  574. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    if i was NBC Id demand my money back and i wonder how much fans wasted on tickets? Roger Godell should be embarrased but knowing him he’s loving the intensity and the 2012 pro bowl will be the standard of the NFL moving forward

  575. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Lol. I only said that to see what you guys would say. I dont think hes garbage haha.

  576. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Lets Simmer Down guys.

  577. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder to Owens in 2012?

  578. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Ok Spence, I,for one , will not respond to you. You have constantly found fault with Jarred Allen, (probably, along with Adrian Peterson), the 2 most popular and talented Vikings of 2011. …You have just stated that Chad Greenway ( a Pro-Bowler) is garbage. No, Spence(r), what comes out of your mouth, (or fingers), is GARBAGE.

  579. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, I was just joking. Obviously the players dont try to their best in the Pro-Bowl..

  580. By aaron rodgers on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Why does anyone pay any attention to those men with the tiny purple skinless wienies?

  581. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, simmer down (borrowed that from Shawn, good one). Spencer is okay by me– he is right up there with Fred Jones in my opinion.

  582. By Nicholas on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Honestly, I thought Shawn and Spencer were the same person when I really started paying attention, lol.

  583. By Nicholas on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    The whole argument between cook and griffin was what made me think that.

  584. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I thought that too– the way Shawn and Spencer go back and forth on the same issue week after week- I thought Shawn had a meltdown.

  585. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    lol im offended and im a Vikings fan

  586. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    You mean the Ced Griffin being a better Minnesota Viking than Chris Cook issue?

  587. By SHAWN BANANA SPENCER on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I am not two people. Okay, I admit.

  588. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    But we can all agree that im right, right? Cedric Griffin was a joke of a conerback this year. We cant argue that.

  589. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    How can anybody say Cedric Griffin was good this year?

  590. By Mo_ShutdownCorner2012 on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    right on shawn a fool

  591. By SHAWN BANANA SPENCER on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Spencer, slow down. I have to switch keyboards.

  592. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    And thats how you know im right. Whenever I was on the whole “Jared Allens not clutch” rant, EVERYBODY kept calling me dumb, stupid, etc. But with the Griffin/Cook debate, I have yet to see Anybody say “I agree with you Shawn.”

  593. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I think Spencer sometimes just says things to get a reaction– reminds me of myself when I was about 14.

  594. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    But I think you’re cool Spence. Hey, I am still 14.

  595. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    lol 7 negative plays in 15 starts ? thats what you got? so how many good plays did he make?

    the steve smith stiff arm doesnt count, he got smith tackled

    you have all the games recorded?

  596. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I’ll be honest. I said the Jared Allen thing partly to get a reaction. But I never thought I would get a reaction out of saying Cedric Griffin is horrible.

  597. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

  598. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    People, People, the past is a cancelled check. Let’s look to the future. Stop the insanity. You two will never agree. If you keep on arguing, it will just be more of the same.

  599. By Mike B. on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    @Sandiamond are you bored my goodness.

  600. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    This is for you Shawn.

  601. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    My $100 is looking good.

  602. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    All Lynn Lumpkin is missing is a metal spit up her ass and an apple in her mouth.

  603. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Spence … wow your dense. you didnt get a reaction from saying ced griffin is garbage. you got a reaction because after you said jarred allen sux and AP sux you said chris cook was awesome. thats where it all started you short memory having non viking fan

    then when i had you all wound up i knew telling you ced griffin was better than your hero would push you over the edge

    and if you were honest youd stand by your jarred allen bashing but because you lack spine you have seen a door open for you to back through and your taking an opportunity

    Cedric Griffin is a better Minnesota Viking than Chris Cook … your 8 negative plays in 15 starts means nothing to me and i dont care what people say. you can politic the situation all you want but to be honest you would make another video of his positive plays … i guarantee it would be longer than 2 and 1/2 minutes of the same 8 plays run over and over again

  604. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    One thing I like about Spencer’s posts is he never seems to get personal. He does not call names or rude remarks. A true statesman.

  605. By sandiamond on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    so bored….. trying to teach my cat to fetch

  606. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I never said Adrian Peterson or Jared Allen sux.

  607. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I said Chris Johnson is 1a, and Adrian Peterson is 1b. Then you told me I should go to a Titans blog. And with Jared Allen I have repeatedly said hes really really good, But he disappears when the team needs him most.

  608. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I’m banking that $100.

  609. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, why don’t you just disappear, when the team needs you to?

  610. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Brandon Marshall and Fitzgerald sure did put on a show. No doubt theyre Elite-WR’s in this league.

  611. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Where is Viking-ology? I wonder who he picked for the SB.

  612. By sandiamond on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    slow, gradual process titus but proud of spence so far

  613. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, because im like Brady: I come up huge in the clutch.

  614. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, once again you are correct, I can see the similarities with T.S. Eliot.

  615. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Titus hows this for “One thing I like about Spencer’s posts is he never seems to get personal. He does not call names or rude remarks. A true statesman.”

    _____________________________________________________________

    By Spence on Dec 27, 2011 | Reply

    I hate your optimism. It disgusts me. You, Titus, and Fredrick Jones all belong in the same category has complete and utter Clowns.

  616. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    By Spence on Dec 28, 2011 | Reply

    I know im gonna take some heat for this but Nobody is saying it. Can somebody tell me the last time Allen got a sack in the 4th quarter….you know, when it matters most? In the 4th he does absolutely nothing in regards to rushing the passer. I can understand not getting sacks, but he doesnt even get any pressure on the QB’s. Now you guys may say, “well he gets double-teamed.” But the great ones manage to overcome that and make a difference in crunch time. This season you can not possibly say hes been Great in the 4th.

    _____________________________________________________________

    O but Chris Cook is awesome ?

  617. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    LOL. Good find Shawn. Very good.

  618. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    By SpenceEveryBodyLovesMe on Dec 28, 2011 | Reply

    Allen is Good, hes not great. Im no troll I just tell it how it is. You guys claim hes sooooooooooo great but dont the great pass-rushers have a constant impact in the 4th? And I prefer Ware without a doubt.

    ______________________________________________________________

    O but Chris cook is awesome ?

  619. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, I think Titus was being a wee bit sarcastic.

  620. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    But that was the past. I admit I was very confrontational back then. Now I dont call people rude names.

  621. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    By Spence on Dec 29, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with that. But I also think Ponder isnt going to be any good either. I just cant get pass his noodle arm and his inability to fit the ball into tight places.

    _________________________________________________________________

    hmm Spence … but Chris Cook is awesome?

  622. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!

  623. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    The only opinion of mine I have changed is on Ponder. Jared Allen didnt prove me wrong at all.

  624. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, just don’t respond to the kid.

  625. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks Shawn, I did not see that.

  626. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    No, Nova, I was serious- it seemed Spencer said things to get a reaction and rile the board, but I had not seen any directly rude comments from him. Actually, it is coming back– I remember that post Shawn mentioned– yeah. Been pretty busy.

  627. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    ok this is the blog the Ced Griffin / chris cook debate started … after a couple weeks of jared allen and ap bashing and a couple days of chris cook promoting … it began

    http://blog.vikings.com/2012/01/13/peterson-thanks-fans-and-discusses-rehab-process/#comments

  628. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Aw, I missed the pro bowl. Just caught the wrap up.

  629. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve changed. Once the season was over the name calling pretty much stopped. Being the enemy is hard work.

  630. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, you didn’t miss much. I got lucky and won a few bucks.

  631. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, you’re alright in my book. But sometimes I wonder if you’re a cheesehead.

  632. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    “Your Book” must be in a language that I don’t understand.

  633. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t bother trying to translate.

  634. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, how come you Never answer this question….

    Who is a better Player: Cedric Griffin or Chris Cook?

  635. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    …….?

  636. By Shawn on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I have answered it. As a Viking fan if you give me Cedric Griffin’s career and Chris Cooks career. Cedric Griffin wins. Could Cook change that fact ? Sure he could but he wont because he isnt smart or professional enough. Cook has had 2 seasons to make a statement. He did but it was the wrong statement. Anythings possible but Im so tired of hearing his praise I dont have a single positive thought of him anymore. I still have 3 straight seasons of Ced Griffin positive memories. 2007-2009. His rookie season of 2006 was ok to.

    Like I said … I chose my words carefully when I began the debate and I began the debate because of your Viking star bashing and your thug love. I knew it would bother you to hear Ced was better at anything especially after the season Ced had … and thats why I said Cedric Griffin is a better Minnesota Viking than Chris Cook.

  637. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Seriously? Shawn, don’t even respond. Spencer, try something new.

  638. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, im the kind of guy that believes in the “What have you done for me now” statement. And this year, Cedric Griffin was one of the most Garbage, Disgraces of a Cornerback I have ever seen.All I have are constant plays of pathetic play engraved into my head. He showed absolutely no potential and skill this year. When he wasnt left in the dust by the WR he was suppose to be guarding, he was drilled into the ground by countless stiff-arms.

    We can all agree that Tim Tebow is a Great person, but on the field hes just not a good Quarterback. Thats what Cedric Griffin, a great guy, but Absolutely No Good on the field. Now saying Cook is bad when he played is just stupid.

  639. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    SHAWN>>>>>>>DON’T PICK AT IT AND IT WILL GO AWAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  640. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I dont know how this is even arguable. One player is good, the other is not. Its that simple.

  641. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, who will win the Superbowl?

  642. By Parody on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Okay, I think I’ve been away too long.

    Titus – why the new name change? Did you decide to hide your real name in there somewhere….?

  643. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Tom Brady. Better Quarterback by a landslide.

  644. By Spencer on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    Can we get a new blog? Im out.

    *Everybody says Finally!*

  645. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    We wish

  646. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 29, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t know Parody– Nova posted something on YouTube and I watched a Tom Jones video.

    I am waiting for Viking-ology to post his pick before I go into any details.

  647. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr12ZabMkiA

  648. By Nicholas on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Is it draft day yet?????

  649. By Frederick Jones on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    I put a graphic on here that was quite similar to the one about the Vikings draft for the same time period, and you indicated that you saw it.

    Yes, the Rams did have some high picks more lately, but overall their draft had ALMOST EXACTLY the same number of high choices for the OL (Top Three picks).

    So you and I do not have an argument!

  650. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Frederick, brother, what have you been up to?

  651. By CaribooBill on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    I see where Canada is volunteering to help our souther neighbour.

  652. By Rocksalt on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    one thing is certain Chris Cook is without a doubt the fastest man in Hennepin County Jail

  653. By DeerTracks on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Well, Frazier got his “Stupid-Bowl-Pro-Bowl win….

    Thats as close as he will get to a “Superbowl”…Can’t wait to see him on “Dancing with the Stars”…..

    Who will “win” the Superbowl?

    Answer: Who in the hall. cares.?..Vikings are not in it, so poo-poo….

  654. By Frederick Jones on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Tom Titus Jones,

    Where does the Tom and Jones come from?

  655. By Frederick Jones on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall is mad at us. He is getting revenge by NOT blogging.

  656. By Frederick Jones on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Football is played in the trenches, and that truth will never change!

    Rick “Hollywood” Spielman has said absolutely nothing (to my knowledge) to indicate he will take care of our OL and DB weaknesses.

    Apparently Frazier thinks drafting a WR is more of a priority than taking an OL or DB. This thinking, coming from the HC, is VERY DANGEROUS.

    But if Spielman and Frazier make those kind of mistakes, we won’t have to deal with them much longer.

    NFL stands for NOT FOR LONG when you make those kind of mistakes!!!

  657. By Frederick Jones on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    ~~~ It’s good to read so much about the Vikings need for an OFFENSIVE LINE and DEFENSIVE BACKS.

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE…REMEMBER TO PRESS (YES, P R E S S)
    SPIELMAN IN LATE APRIL ABOUT DRAFTING OLs and DBs high in the draft!!!

    This is reminder #27

    “Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser period.”
    Harry Peter “Bud” Grant

  658. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Reminder 4,300, 245, 109 Get an Offensive Line already!!!

  659. By Shawn on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Cardio Bill … LOL Awesome clip.

  660. By sandiamond on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    2012 NFL Draft Countdown:
    87 days
    4 hours

    check out the new nfl network video Fred
    how can the whole world be wrong?
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  661. By DeerTracks on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, NFL also has another meaning….NO FRIGGING LINE….

    Our Blogger Mike W. has lost his Keyboard…

  662. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Fred- Why do you spam?

  663. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, are you a Vikings fan?

  664. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Die hard, Sir Titus.

  665. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Then quit whining and support Fred Jones in his valiant efforts. He got us a GM.

  666. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    He “got us” a $hitte a GM/

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  669. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, I am beginning to worry about you.

  670. By DeerTracks on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Already seen the movie….twice…

  671. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry about that Titus.

  672. By TheRealDon™ on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ok I said Defense wins championships hmm kinda second guessing myself Giants are 27th in D and Patriots are 31st

  673. By Shawn on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    TRD … there are always exceptions.

  674. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah– if your offense scores 40-50 points, an average D will do.

  675. By Parody on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think 27 and 31 counts as average….but yea, if you have that good of an offense, you can get away without much of a defense. It almost worked for the Vikings back in 98….

  676. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    A great Quarterback can mask an average defense, while a great defense cant mask an average Quarterback.
    -Spencer

  677. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, I was speaking in generalities, not specifically referencing the two SB contenders, although I can see where you made that inference. My bad. Then again, I wonder how big a difference there really is between a 17th ranked D and a 27th ranked D. It would be an interesting research project.

  678. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, that last post sounded an awful lot not like you. Is Fred Jones at your keyboard?

  679. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Which post are you talking about Titus?

  680. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    The best Total Defenses

    2. Houston Texans-285.7YPG
    3. Baltimore Ravens-288.9YPG
    4. San Francisco 49ers-308.2YPG
    5. New York Jets-312.1YPG

    None of them have elite quarterbacks, none of them are in the Superbowl. Its a quarterback driven league.

  681. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, do you have to ask? This one:

    A great Quarterback can mask an average defense, while a great defense cant mask an average Quarterback.
    -Spencer

  682. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, but Spencer, two of those teams mentioned were in overtime and barely missed the Superbowl.

  683. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Nope, that was me. I said that awhile ago too.

  684. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    I am surprised the way the Niners D played that they lost that game. Their QB is good, but not spectacular. If their QB were a Brees or Brady calibar type, the Niners would be unstoppable.

  685. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    caliber

  686. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer— I just figured it out. You ARE Fred Jones!!!

  687. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    2. Houston Texans-285.7YPG
    3. Baltimore Ravens-288.9YPG
    4. San Francisco 49ers-308.2YPG
    5. New York Jets-312.1YPG
    6. Jacksonville Jaguers-313
    7. Cincinnati Bengals-316.2
    8. Philadelphia Eagles-324.9
    9. Seattle Seahawks-333.2
    10.Browns
    11.Chiefs
    12.Falcons
    13.Redskins
    14.Dolphins

  688. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    A great defense can only take you so far, a great QB can take you all the way despite having an Okay Defense.

  689. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Lol. Im not Freddy.

  690. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    That stat does not tell the whole story. Kind of like your Allen critique of fourth quarter play.

  691. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Three 4th Quarter sacks is unacceptable for a player of his magnitude,

  692. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    You are right Spencer. Happy?

  693. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Not really.

  694. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, who do you think we should get in Free Agency?

  695. By DRS on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/138233244.html

  696. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    DRS, What does your name stand for?

  697. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    DRS is a team of surgeons.

  698. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, I don’t know– give me a list.

  699. By DRS on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2012/01/04/spielman-and-frazier-who-has-more-power-in-2012/

  700. By DRS on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer it is my initials.

  701. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Just name one person/

  702. By DRS on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Though it could stand for DR. of Surgery. LOL.

  703. By DRS on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    So long for now. Bye

  704. By Shawn on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Super Bowl Defense

    2011 SB XLV … #5 D beat the #2 D

    2010 SB XLIV … #25 D beat the #18 D

    2009 SB XLIII … #1 D beat the #19 D

    2008 SB XLII … #7 D beat the #4 D

    2007 SB XLI … #21 D beat the #5 D

    2006 SB XL … #4 D beat the #16 D

    2005 SB XXXIX … #9 D beat the #10 D

    2004 SB XXXVIII … #7 D beat the #8 D

    2003 SB XXXVII … #1 D beat the #11 D

    2002 SB XXXVI … #24 D beat the #3 D

    2001 SB XXXV … #2 D beat the #5 D

    2000 SB XXXIV … #6 D beat the #17 D

    Spence again your an idiot …

    the last 12 Super Bowls = 24 teams = 16 top 10 defenses = defense wins chapionships and a smart QB helps … Brad Johnson and Trent Dilfer won Super Bowls in this span

    only 2 defenses ranked worse than 20 in 12 years … NE and NY will make 3 and 4 … your wrong about everything

    Please Spence go blog with your friends on whatever team you root for and stop telling us BS about how bad Jared Allen is and how good Chris Cook is PLEASE

  705. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, I was talking about for this year only how defenses dont win Championships…

  706. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Keep up the good work Spencer.

  707. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    And for the 1,000,000 time. I think Jared Allen is a Phenomenal player!

  708. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, I appreciate your view. Not always agree with it, but your voice adds to the discussion.

  709. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, are you mad right now?

  710. By Shawn on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Titus heres an answer to a question you asked

    Defense Ranks

    #1 – 271.8ypg

    #16- 346.6

    #32- 411.6

    so looks like about 70 yards per game seperates top to middle and middle to end … its not alot

  711. By Shawn on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings missed a top 10 defense by 26 ypg ….

  712. By Shawn on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    #10 defense … 332.4 ypg Cleveland

    #21 defense … 358.2 ypg Minnesota

  713. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    They werent top 10 because 5 secondary players were on I.R.

  714. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks Shawn. Interesting– kind of what I suspected.

  715. By Shawn on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    so its pretty much what bill belichick(sp?) always preaches it comes down to 1-2 mistakes 1-2 mental errors can be the differance in the game.

    the differance between the 31st D and the 32nd D is 1/2 yard. thats 1- 32 yard gain in 1 game is the deferance between last and second to last

  716. By Shawn on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    difference … i know i know sorry prof Titus

  717. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    whatever Shawn– I am not nit-picky.

  718. By Shawn on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    nah i have been messing that word up my whole life i think. in my head it sounds like ance more than ence

  719. By Shawn on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    lol i even spelled it deferance one time … WOW

  720. By Shawn on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    i spelled it 2 different ways in the same post lol

  721. By Shawn on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    maybe the great thing about the word different is that i can spell it in differant ways at deferant times and its ok because isnt that really what the word means?

  722. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Warren Moon!

  723. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    So.F—-n.Awesome

  724. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    The D-line showed me something this game.They were Amazing

  725. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    We need a WR like this. Blackmon is not like that!

  726. By TheRealDon™ on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t want us to draft Blackmon wouldn’t mind it but I do believe he will prove allot wrong about him..He is a beast..

  727. By Spencer on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Dont get me wrong TRD.I think Blackmon will be good, just not great. Hes more of a possession WR.

  728. By Parody on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t know about that Spence. It looks like Blackmon has the ability to get open deep and runs pretty well. The one thing I noticed from this video is that he doesn’t seem to go to the ball. He trusts it to come find him, and then he does his magic:

  729. By Viking-ology on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Tom-Titus-Jones- “It’s not unusual” to pick a Superbowl winner…

  730. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Viking-ology, then help yourself and take a pick.

  731. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Mine has officially been declared. Giants by 10.

  732. By Viking-ology on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    I have been remote-viewing this game since I knew the final two teams. It has been difficult. I would like to give Titus an opportunity to tie me, but I also want to go with the team I believe will win. (of course) I am in the fourth quarter and should have my pick soon.
    Maybe I’ll just wait until we have a new blog posted!

  733. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Remote viewing? What the heck is that? You mean like Madden simulations? We can pick the same team- then we just have to narrow it by score.

  734. By Viking-ology on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    “Spanning the globe, to bring you the constant variety of sports”

  735. By Viking-ology on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Titus-No I am not a gamer LOL.

  736. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    SO how are you remote viewing? How do you do that? Go to outer space far enough so you can look back at earth and see in the future?

  737. By Parody on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Not quite the way it works Titus…

  738. By Viking-ology on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Titus- sorry for the “off the wall” post. Sometimes I think (and write) aloud. I have read some of “Nova’s seemingly oddball posts, but if you ask him, I think he will agree, as long as it makes sense to the poster, thats all that matters~

  739. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    I know Viking-ology- I do it all the time.

  740. By Viking-ology on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks Titus, I appreciate it. It has been a difficult day in ology-world.

  741. By Viking-ology on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    BTW Titus-I like your description of remote-viewing. Perhaps I’ll share some insight with you, but that depends on the outcome of Sunday’s game!

  742. By Parody on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Is Adrian Peterson preparing to turn in his uniform? Recent news indicates that #28 may not be the icon of our offense in 2012!!!

    http://blogs.trb.com/sports/custom/business/blog/2012/01/nike_pushes_for_radical_change.html

  743. By TOM TITUS JONES on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Just be careful with your remote viewing Viking-ology. You may not know what you are dealing with. Not everything in the unseen appears as it really is.

  744. By Parody on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    Nike Tries out new uniforms!

    http://blogs.trb.com/sports/custom/business/blog/2012/01/nike_pushes_for_radical_change.html

    It didn’t look like a hlaf bad idea. Then, at 3:30 the proposal for a new Vikings uniform came up and I was sick! They destroyed the helmet! We have the best helmet in the NFL and some baffoon thinks it would be a better idea to just throw some college letter up there instead….DISGUSTING!

  745. By Parody on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    Nike Tries out new uniforms!

    http://blogs.trb.com/sports/custom/business/blog/2012/01/nike_pushes_for_radical_change.html

    It didn’t look like a hlaf bad idea. Then, at 3 minutes and 30 seconds in, the proposal for a new Vikings uniform came up and I was sick! They destroyed the helmet! We have the best helmet in the NFL and some baffoon thinks it would be a better idea to just throw some college letter up there instead….DISGUSTING!

  746. By Parody on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry about the multiple posts…something was going a little wacky there…

    It didn’t look like a half bad idea. Then, at 3 minutes and 30 seconds in, the proposal for a new Vikings uniform came up and I was sick! They destroyed the helmet! We have the best helmet in the NFL and some baffoon thinks it would be a better idea to just throw some college letter up there instead….DISGUSTING!

  747. By Mike B. on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    My that helmet is awful. I hope they don’t adapt that design. Keep the horns on the helmet.

  748. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    That helmet is hideous. What will the chant be then…….”Show Your V “?

  749. By Michael Williams on Feb 3, 2012 | Reply

    I hope we get brian Quick in 3rd or fourth rd of draft…. Kalil, first, Menningfield second, Quick thrid, Harris CB fourth, and what ever else would be great… If not Quick at least get Tommy Streeter…

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