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Jared Allen Edged Out For AP Defensive Player Of The Year Honors

Posted by Mike Wobschall on February 6, 2012 – 7:00 am

The Sporting News and The NFL 101 Awards got it right by naming Jared Allen the Defensive Player of the Year and the NFC Defensive Player of the Year, respectively, but the Associated Press (AP) didn’t agree.

It was announced on Saturday that Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs was named the AP Defensive Player of the Year. Suggs had 70 tackles, 14.0 sacks, 7 forced fumbles and 2 INTs for a Ravens team that went 12-4 and won the AFC North. Of a possible 50 votes, Suggs received 21 and Allen received 14.

Allen had the best season of his career and the best season we’ve seen from a DE in a long time in 2011. He was named a First-Team All-Pro by the AP, made his 4th Pro Bowl appearance and also earned recognition from a variety of other outlets following a season in which he recorded a Vikings franchise record and near NFL record 22.0 sacks to go along with 4 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, 1 INT and 1 safety. There were only 3 games this season in which Allen did not register a sack, and he also had 6 multi-sack games and 3 games with 3+ sacks. He was consistently the Vikings best player all season, and opponents had a hard time stopping him even though it was their #1 priority coming into the game.

I can’t help but think the Ravens team success during the regular season was a big factor in the award going to Suggs. But with all due respect to Suggs, and he deserves a lot of respect for the season he had, the AP Defensive Player of the Year Award should be an award granted to the individual who had the best season. Allen had the best individual season of any defender in the League, and he should’ve been recognized appropriately by the voters.

Unfortunately, he wasn’t. So congratulations go to Suggs for earning the award. He certainly had an impressive campaign and is a worthy honoree. But I’ll stand by the claim that it should’ve gone to Allen.

I guess there’s always next year.


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130 Responses to “Jared Allen Edged Out For AP Defensive Player Of The Year Honors”

  1. By meat on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    Vikes hosed again! And whats the deal with Cris Carter gwtting snubbed by the HOF. His stats hold up as great even for todays pass happy standards. If he never makes it i BETTER NOT see Randy Moss make it. Carter was soooo exciting to watch, way more so than the pu$$ies out there now, afraid to take a hit over the middle. Remember those toe on the sideline, falling over almost on the ground making the catch that Carter used to do before they took away the force out

  2. By Rogerthevikefan on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    Allen was playing DEFENCE by HIMSELF the rest of the team barely showed up. He keep the Vikings in almost every game by pure will. While Suggs is surrounded by talent. The player who made the biggest impact should have won the award. JARED ALLEN THE TRUE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR.

  3. By Spencer on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    This a joke. 10 games this year he didnt get a sack. How Allen didnt get it is beyond me.

  4. By Rocksalt on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    It is a joke!
    This is an excerpt from an article by Mark Craig, Mpls Star Tribune:

    Allen had more s.acks (22-19 1/2), forced fumbles (4-2), fumble recoveries (4-1), pas.ses defensed (4-2), interceptions (1-0), safeties (1-0) and tackles than Ware. His 22 s.acks set a team record and came within a half-s.ack of Michael Strahan’s NFL season record.

    Speaking of which, Strahan’s sack total earned him NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2001, when his Giants went 7-9. The other players to win the award on teams with losing records were: Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor in 1982 (4-5); Eagles defensive end Reggie White, who had 21 s.acks in 1987 (7-8); Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy, who had 14 s.acks for a 2-14 team in 1992; and Miami defensive end Jason Taylor, who had 13 1/2 s.acks, nine forced fumbles and two interception returns for touchdowns for a 6-10 team in 2006.

  5. By Canadian Vikes Fan on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    Robbery. This is a joke, without Jared we would have given up 50+ points a game

  6. By jdude on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    What a joke. No way it should have been terrel Suggs. Jared should have had it all the way. That was the biggest robbery since that first packers game in 2010.

  7. By jdude on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    But I guess nobody cares enough about the vikings to even consider Jared Allen. Even though he is the best DE in the league right now.

  8. By gene on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    I absolutely think the sports writers based their votes against the Vikings win and loss record and it cost Jared Allen the award he deserved. For this I will cast my vote towards the sports writers who did not vote for Allen, HOW IGNORANT THEY ARE ON THE GAME of FOOTBALL.

  9. By Swedish Viking on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    Allen deserved it way more than Suggs, Suggs won it because he was on a playoff team.

  10. By Viking33 on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    Putting this on my Spilled Milk list…..it is getting long though.

  11. By Frederick Jones on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    Compared to Jared Allen, Suggs suggs!!

  12. By Rocksalt on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    Wait -maybe all of our comments about Jared being hosed will be viewd as angry by Ozzinator……

  13. By 61viking on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    Jared should have got it. Suggs had a good year…..but. JARED has a FANTASTIC year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. By Derrick.G on Feb 5, 2012 | Reply

    MVP is the player….if it was for the whole team it would be MVT most valuable team, same goes with Carter and the HOF snub….what a bunch of sh_t.

  15. By ozzinator on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Ha ha, lol Rocky

  16. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Did Wobbs move this blog to the top spot?

  17. By sandiamond on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Right man got the award imo. Suggs did more for the ravens defense in a number of ways…. just the way it goes

  18. By TheRealDon™ on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Does anybody know how I can see this blog on my phone..

  19. By sandiamond on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Ravens center, former Vikings star Birk wins NFL’s Man of the Year award
    we lost about half of our offensive line including McKinnie to baltimore, such a shame!

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/138733139.html

  20. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Great Pass rush beats great secondary any day. Look at Giants. We need to draft Coples!

  21. By sandiamond on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Giants Defensive Tackles: loaded right to a super bowl win

    Chris Canty
    Jimmy Kennedy
    LInval
    Marvin Austin
    Hendricks

    Giants Defensive Ends :

    Pierre-Paul
    J. Tuck
    Umenyiora

  22. By Viking-ology on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    It was Spencer who helped Suggs beat out JA. He repeatedly stated Allen was invisible in the 4th Qtr!

  23. By Viking-ology on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    LOL just kidding Spencer!

  24. By TITUS THE GREAT PREDICTOR on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Viking-ology, I already said that. Maybe it’s true.

  25. By Bigfan1 on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    C’mon man…..22 sacks vs 14 and four recoveries, one interception and one safety, I know who I’d want in my backfield. I wonder what Jared’s tackles were? I wonder who the voters were? Oh well.

  26. By jabbamonte on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Politics

  27. By Caesar on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Giants were 7-6 before their last three games. I wonder how many people were screaming for the coach to be fired. I heard quite a few. People need to stop seeing with their eyes and start seeing through the eyes of faith.

  28. By DRS on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Facts

    Jobs

    According to Mortenson Construction, a new stadium will support 13,000 jobs, including 7,500 full and part-time construction jobs with nearly $300 million in wages.

    The construction industry is currently experiencing nearly 20% unemployment in Minnesota.

    95% of the materials and labor value (nearly $600 million) is expected to go back to Minnesotans.

    Upon completion, a new stadium and the Vikings will employ approximately 3,400 full and part-time jobs. Vikings game days currently employ 2,800 people

    http://www.vikings.com/stadium/new-stadium/facts.html

  29. By DRS on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Stadium History/Challenges

    The original funding source of the Metrodome was a 2%, 7-county liquor tax that converted to a 3%, Minneapolis-only liquor and lodging tax when the site was selected.

    The Metrodome is the 2nd-oldest facility in the NFL.

    The Metrodome has the smallest site footprint in the NFL at 900,000 square feet, compared to the NFL average of 1.6 million square feet.

    The Vikings rank at the bottom of the NFL in revenues because of the Metrodome.

    Because of the revenue-challenged Metrodome, the Vikings receive annual subsidies of $15-20 million from other NFL teams in order to compete, including smaller markets like Green Bay and Kansas City.

    The Vikings NFC North opponents – Chicago, Detroit and Green Bay – all generate approximately $30 million more annually than the Vikings because of their stadiums

    http://www.vikings.com/stadium/new-stadium/facts.html

  30. By DRS on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Stadium Financing

    With the Arden Hills plan, the Vikings are committing over $400 million, the third-largest private contribution in NFL stadium history.

    The team believes in user-based funding, meaning those who use or benefit from a new stadium contribute to its cost.

    A new stadium will not take money from the State’s General Fund.

    The average public-private partnership with new facilities around the country is 1/3 private and 2/3 public. 32 NFL cities have built new stadiums or significantly renovated their existing facilities since 1992.Every recent NFL stadium project has included some public funding for surrounding infrastructure or the stadium itself.

    The Twins ballpark legislation required the team to pay 30% of the total construction costs while Hennepin County covered the remaining 70%. The Vikings have agreed to cover nearly 40% of the stadium costs in Arden Hills.

    Target Center, the Xcel Energy Center, Mall of America and the Guthrie Theater all included some public funding.

    State lottery proceeds were used in Baltimore and Seattle to help pay for new football and baseball stadiums.

    he cost of a new facility has nearly tripled since 2001. Mortenson Construction estimates an additional year of delay could add up to $50 million to the total costs.

    A fixed roof adds approximately $200 million to the total stadium costs.

    Teams like the Cowboys and Giants can raise more private capital for a new stadium because they have a market large enough to change personal seat licenses, something this market is unlikely to accept at a high level

  31. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    I guess I did influence the voters. Sorry guys.

  32. By DRS on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Fact

    Shakopee would coast less, let us get the job done, and please keep the new stadium out of Minneapolis and / or St. Paul MN.

  33. By DRS on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,
    Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,

    Shakopee Now!!!

  34. By DRS on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Jared Allen was cheated, plain and simple that is.

  35. By DRS on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,
    Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,

    Shakopee Now!!!

  36. By DRS on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    If Fred can have his issue, so can I.

    Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,
    Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,
    Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,Shakopee,

    Shakopee Now!!!

  37. By DRS on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Go Vikings and honor your name and get a Semi-open air stadium, now!!!

  38. By DRS on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Later

  39. By DRS on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/local/south/137833478.html

    Tabke called it “a beginning point.”

    “There’s nothing committed to by the city,” he said. “There’s nothing the city must do. It’s a starting point. Really big plans and ideas get done every day throughout the country. This is something that I believe we are up to. It’s not perfect all the time or easy, but we as a city have the wherewithal to get this done and move it forward.”

    Think of the fix at Hwy. 169 and Interstate 494, he said: how huge that loomed and how it did get done. Without that fix, “we wouldn’t be in the game in the slightest, it wouldn’t make sense, but that’s one hurdle crossed for us.”
    By the end of the week, he was upbeat, saying people are stopping him on the street to express support.

    “Everything everyone said [at the council meeting] was extremely valid,” he said. “I wish we’d had more time, but there was nothing I could control in the slightest: Everything was moving way too fast. But it’s been an exciting process and I’ve met a lot of great people.”

    David Peterson • 952-746-3285

  40. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    2009
    Vikings-Cardinals(Loss)
    Vikings-Panthers(Loss)
    Vikings-Bears(Loss)
    Vikings-Saints(Loss)

    2010
    Vikings-Saints(Loss)
    Vikings-Jets(Loss)
    Vikings-Packers(Loss)

    2011
    Vikings-Bears(Loss)
    Vikings-Packers(Loss)

    All of the losses above are games that were on PrimeTime. Either Sunday Night or Monday Night. The last time we won a game under the lights was Week 4 of 2009 at home vs the Packers. So we have lost 9 consecutive games on Sunday and Monday Night. How?

    *Did not include Loss vs Giants, and the win vs the Philly because they werent scheduled as “Primetime games”

  41. By DRS on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Goodbye for now.

  42. By Parody on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    So now that the Super Bowl is over, it’s time to start grading the ads! Over the past few years, the Super Bowl ads have become less interesting, but there still was a fair share of good ones. Doritos has been posting good ads for a few years now, and they did it again with the baby slingshot. The Audi commercial was kind of funny, using the headlights to kill the other vampires…and eventually himself. The naked M&M gave me a bit of a chuckle too. I really liked the Sandman commercial, where he spilled the entire bag and the guy had a bòóbalicious dream about a car. And I wouldn’t be doing my name any justice if I didn’t mention Matthew Broderick coming in for a Ferris Bueller parody. Classic!

    Anyone else have any favorites that I didn’t mention?

  43. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    5 WEEKS
    5 WEEKS AND 1 DAY
    5 WEEKS AND 1 DAY UNTIL
    5 WEEKS AND 1 DAY UNTIL FREE AGENCY

    THATS 36 DAYS UNTIL FREE AGENCY

    THATS 864 HOURS UNTIL FREE AGENCY

    THATS 51, 184 MINUTES UNTIL FREE AGENCY

    THATS 3,110,400 SECONDS UNTILL FREE AGENCY

    THATS NOT VERY LONG !!!!!!!!!!!

    IN 36 DAYS WE WILL START HEARING ABOUT NEXT YEARS TEAM !!!!!

  44. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Sigh this is taking forever …

  45. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    If I were a Patriot fan, this would p1ss me off.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/only-dance-heal-wounded-souls-matt-light-rob-212551396.html

  46. By sandiamond on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Secondary help:

    tier 1
    brandon carr cb kc
    micheal griffen s ten
    tyvon branch s oak’
    rashen mathis cb jax
    tier2
    jarret bush gb
    marcus trufant sea
    aaron ross nyg
    antwan molden ne

    how’s that shawn, one player from each tier via free agency, left a few out too

  47. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond … I would love a SS tyvon branch and CB aaron ross combo

    but i really think the Vikings will target WR and MLB first in FA followed by DB most likely safety

    then got LT and CB in the draft

    I bet EJ is gone and a big name MLB replaces him. EJ had a good size contract so to roll that right onto another younger guy maybe add a couple mil wont hurt too much … just my opinion

  48. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    I hope Spielman doesnt waste a second looking at Stevie “drops” Johnson or DeShean “not a team player” Jackson

  49. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, you would be disappointed if we signed him?

  50. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    I really hope we make a move for MLB Curtis Lofton from the Falcons

    25 years old so 7 years of good MLB play left

    http://www.nfl.com/player/curtislofton/774/profile

  51. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Spence why are you fascinated with complete idiots? DeShean was a cancer in Philly and its docu’mented he played 1/2 a** more than Randy Moss ever thought of

  52. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    DeShean can be a cancer anywhere else.

    I was right about Ocho and Im right about that clown

  53. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Thats because he didnt get his money. He was great in Philly before though. One of the most explosive players in the NFL.

  54. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    And last time I checked, didnt Randy Moss say “I play when I wanna play”..yet you still Love him.

    Moss was not a team player.

  55. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    I hoping for DWayne Bowe or Vincent Jackson. But Jackson is a couple years older than ideal and Bowe will be expensive

  56. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    I like Vincent Jackson. Big, strong WR with great hands? Sign him.

  57. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    bah im getting censored … Spence why do you like pu’nks?

  58. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Im not to fond of Dwayne Bowe…

  59. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    lol that was a horrible pass … how was that Bowes fault? I gotta stop talking to you Spence your not making sense again

  60. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Youre a moron Shawn. Bowe ran INTO the coverage, Pako expected him to break the route to the outside where there were less Steeler players.

  61. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    And once again Shawn you dont understand my Philosophy: As long as you produce on the field, I could care less what you do off the field. I will take my Big Bens anyday, you can your choir-boy Tebows.

  62. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Spence why do you like pu’nks?

  63. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    lol Im done with you .. i try but you really dont listen to yourself. you like “production on the field?” and you like Chris Cook ? those two statements dont even belong in the same book. they dont fit its the square peg and the round hole

    Cook is never on the field ???????

    OK thats it Spence your insane you dont make sense, Im done responding to you for awhile

  64. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    If they produce on the field……Theres a place for them on my team.

  65. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    In the 6 games Chris Cook played in, he produced!! More than that SORRY A– PIECE OF S— CEDRIC GRIFFIN WHO F—–N LOST US MULTIPLE GAMES!!

    I’ve had it up to here with Cedric Griffin. Hes the most useless garbage secondary player I have ever seen.

  66. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Whenever Cedric’s Sorry A– stepped on the field, he DECREASED our chances of winning. Cook on the otherhand, increased our chances of winning.

    The Day hes Cut will be the best moment in Vikings history.

  67. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Rant/Outburst over. Matt Kalil 2012.

  68. By Caesar on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, I thought the Sandman spilling his bag of dreamsand was by far the best. Then, I might put the Eastwood/Chrysler commercial.

  69. By Caesar on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, no need to call names– do not lower yourself.

  70. By Caesar on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Eli Manning is now in the elite group of QB’s — noone can dispute that now. He is better than his brother, and in a class with Brees and Brady.

  71. By sandiamond on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    usa today calling it an almost for sure overhaul shawn. shiancoe and ej henderson paper stated the team has no interest in these unrestricted free agents. g hutchinson 34 could be on his way out… he due 6.95 mill

  72. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    If we could Bring in MLB Curtis Lofton and SS Tyvon Branch …. resign Erin Henderson and Abdullah on the cheap

    SS1 – Tyvon Branch … 25yo
    SS2 – Jamarca Sanford … 26yo

    FS1 – Hussein Abdullah … 26yo
    FS2 – Mistral Raymond … 23yo

    CB1- 2nd round draft choice ( perhaps Minnifield ) / FA ???
    CB2 – Chris Cook(for a couple games) / Asher Allen
    CB3 – Antoine Winfield / Sherels
    CB4 – Burton

    SLB – Chad Greenway … 29yo

    MLB1 – Curtis Lofton … 25yo
    MLB2 – Jasper Brinkley … 26yo

    WLB – Erin Henderson … 25yo

    That CB situation looks scary …. Cook and Winfield probly out by week 10. Then what? Better resign Benny Sapp

    this team has so many holes and its hard to believe Greenway is 29 already

  73. By Caesar on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Jared Allen is 28- — that’s what happens if you don’t die- you add years. The time is now. We can be in the SB within two years with some smart moves.

  74. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    that safety and LB chart looks pretty good though …. ?

    CB is a HUGEMONGOURIOUS ???????????????????????????

    translation … CB is a big question mark. 2 part time players and 4 bad CBs

  75. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    I bet Abdullah would take a million a year with incentives …

  76. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    He better, thats all hes worth.

  77. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    sadiamond … ive changed my mind again for the last time …. Vikings need to go all defense in FA

    SS – Branch
    MLB – Lofton
    CB – Finnegan

    Bring back Abdullah and Erin Henderson

    get LT 1st round and CB 2nd round and WR 3rd round

    thats it thats the solution

  78. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn for GM? I agree with you 100%.

  79. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings might not be in that bad of shape really …

    Ced Griffin = 4.1 million next season. Take that and give it to Finnegan

    EJ was a 4.7 million salary = take that give it to Lofton

    http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/minnesota-vikings/e.j.-henderson/

    Branch would be the only major addition then

    I cant wait for free agency… will Spielman make us good again?

  80. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    well according to this chart it looks like it will take 8 million or more to land Curtis Lofton ….

    http://www.spotrac.com/top-salaries/nfl/2012/linebacker/

    that changes things … maybe

  81. By Caesar on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, who was the MVP of the Superbowl?

  82. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    it might take 5 million to land Branch

    http://www.spotrac.com/top-salaries/nfl/2012/safety/

    I think i might be shooting high but im trying to figure in the minnesota franchise issues

    no stadium and a 3-13 record will probably make free agents a little more expensive?

  83. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Eli Manning. Easy question.

  84. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Finnegan might cost 5-6 million

    http://www.spotrac.com/top-salaries/nfl/2012/cornerback/

  85. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Bowe or Jackson might be in the 7 million range as well

    http://www.spotrac.com/top-salaries/nfl/2012/wide-receiver/

  86. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    how about this guy at WR ?

    Laurent Robinson … 26yo … 54 catches … 858 yards … 11 TDs … 6’2 with a 4.38x 40

    http://www.nfl.com/player/laurentrobinson/2495721/combine

  87. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

  88. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    I loved Robinson in Dallas. He could be a good fit here. But a wildcard im keeping my eye out on is Chaz Schilens. The Raiders 6’4 WR who runs a 4.38 with a 43in vertical. Major concern is that hes injury-prone though.

  89. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    This guy looks like a sturdy MLB as well David Hawthorne

    http://www.seahawks.com/team/roster/David-Hawthorne/ad6e7eb2-c263-4fd0-ac15-5d2615c1cfb7

  90. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    yea Laurent Robinson was injury prone to … i hate injury prone and missed game guys. Vikings roster is full of them and i think its A(1) reason we have been so bad the last 2 seasons

  91. By Caesar on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, you were dissin’ Eli all last week. Now he is MVP? LOL.

  92. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Mr.Hawthorne was Arrested late last year for a DUI. We dont need criminals on our team.

  93. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    come on whats taking free agency so long? is it march 13th yet?

  94. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Eli had a great game in the biggest game of his life. Just because I have my doubts about him doesnt mean I think he shouldnt get MVP. He played a great game.

  95. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Spence seriously you dont listen. Im a Randy Moss fan character is not my problem … my problem is missed games guys unreliable players who you never know if they will play

    thats what i hate … chris cook is a missed games guy

    cant win if no one shows up

    randy moss did not miss games

    hawthorne looks pretty reliable looks like he shows up to work missed 1 game last season

  96. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    i dont like bob sanders … why? cause he doesnt play, hes not a trouble maker but he is sydney rice like who i dont like either just like i dont like chris cook

    THEY DONT SHOW UP FOR WORK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  97. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Now I see where your coming from.

  98. By Caesar on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    HA HA HA– Randy Moss shows up for work, then he DECIDES when and IF he will work. I play when I want to play. Shawn, come on, man.

  99. By sandiamond on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Ty Branch set to hit the FA market it looks. Tenn might franchise tag C. Finnegan. Also M. Griffen from Tenn has comparible stats to Branch. come one, come all free agents we need help

  100. By Frederick Jones on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    @@Shawn,

    Thank you for that info on the free agency.

    We better get out our OFFENSIVE LINE and DEFENSIVE BACK signs soon!

  101. By Frederick Jones on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    @DRS

    Everyone knows the stadium is your deal.

    I did hear some stuff on the radio today, but am not as interested as I ought to be for sure.

    Let them play at Stillwater H.S. until the new stadium is built. Add a few grandstands and we’re set. Crazy, lol, but I like it!!!

  102. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Caesar … are you denying Moss’ career? He mustve been playing.

    9th best ALL TIME in receptions

    5th best ALL TIME in yards

    2nd best ALL TIME in TDs

    c’mon man you try running 40-60 yard wind sprints 50 times a game and you’ll “play when you want to play” to

  103. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Ive said the same thing Fred lol. Football is football!!

  104. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    theres a new bagley interview right here on vikings dot com about the stadium and it sounds like the process is working slowly

    keep in mind during a “process” just when it looks real bad it gets done

    think about the labor negotiations last season it went right to the last minute and looked like a lost cause then bingo it was done in like 1 day

  105. By sandiamond on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Micheal Griffen Safety, 7 ints in 2008

  106. By Caesar on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, I just cycled 50 miles on one ride– and I have a few years on Randy — at his age I would be doing laps around him.

  107. By Spencer on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    If Moss had a great work ethic he would be the best WR of all time. Rice would be 2nd.

  108. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond … if you watch the michael griffin highlights you will see #8 all around that was cedric griffin :)

    and sandiamond … michael griffin would be my second choice but branch is a SS and griffin is a FS

    Griffin might make more sense to our coaches since Jamarca Sanford is under contract at SS and we only have Mistral at FS right now but I think mistral will get better and by the end of next season take over free safety and so getting branch seems like a better option to me

  109. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Titus are you Caesar?

  110. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Spence I agree with that statement. Moss had the thug mentality but he showed up to work

  111. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    running wind sprints and cycling are different

  112. By Caesar on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    I have been promoted.

  113. By Caesar on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    Depends on the cycling, although I agree with you. I ride pretty hard at times– today, I was riding parallel to a train and thought cool– cause it would stop traffic at the next couple intersections– train’s rear finished a curve and the thing took off!! I had to kick in and sprint so hard– I almost barfed. I was winded for a little bit, so I know what you’re talkin’ bout. But the mighty Caesar can fly past trains and jump over stadiums.

  114. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    anyone read the story of the 15 year old girl that killed a 9 year old girl … slit her throat and then wrote in her diary it was “ahmazing” ?

  115. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    here … just in case you didnt

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/06/alyssa-bustamante-killing-ahmazing-enjoyable_n_1258579.html

  116. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    children are our future lol :)

  117. By Caesar on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    No, Shawn, I don’t want to see that again. She said it was enjoyable. What about the article on Josh Powell?

  118. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    yea it was a creepy story. im not one that believes in “evil” people much, im more of a”troubled” people person but that story really shines a different light on things.

    but i need to keep in mind that i only know what i read and that what i read isnt the whole story … very creepy

    and as far as the powell story … im conflicted on my opinion with it. again its a one sided story but i believe family destruction service does more harm than good and that appears to be 1 example of the system pushing someone too far.

  119. By Shawn on Feb 6, 2012 | Reply

    our society doesnt place much importance on dad’s and it really bothers me when the system just takes dad’s from kids. i know plenty of people that grew up missing one parent and it leaves a kid missing something inside of themselves generally. the system doesnt care though. its telling to think that most people in prison grew up without a dad. but no one cares

    i have a saying … more psycologists and less cops for a brighter and safer future

  120. By HoRnEd on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn The system does not just take dad’s away from kids without good reason. There are alot of wackos out there, and if it means taking dad, or Mom away to protect a child, then I’m all for it.

  121. By Moderator on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ok people, back to football please.

  122. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    lol there is no moderator … titus

    horned … the whole system is corrupt. and those family destruction service people are just trying to keep a job. they dont care about truths or realities

    did you hear the story where a kid told the school his parents smoked pot and the family destruction service took the kid away? what a joke … seriously they are as evil as anything … thats an actual news story from a few months ago

    anyway thats all i have to say on here about it feel free to get the last word but they do as much harm as anyone

  123. By New Vike on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    This is part of the reason I dont come on these blogs anymore. I have turned into the fan that invades other teams blogs because they actually talk about football! I guess when your franchise is as bad recently as the Vikes you dont really have a choice…

  124. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I agree Newvike.

  125. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn– that dad apparently killed the mom. Talk about creepy— the kids were opening up to the grandparents about the night the family went camping– when the mom disappeared. The kids said mommy was in the trunk (they were too young to know something was odd) and that dad and mom left the car but mom didn’t come back.

  126. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    by the way, Shawn, there is evil. However, people have a choice.

  127. By Tim on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Biggest rip off ever!!! The east coast has a distink atvantage over mid west teame and always has.Jerad was in fact on a loosing team,but so also were 5 other Def. M.V.P.s He had such a great season,which he may never have again.I hope he comes back next year with an even better year just to prove them all wrong.

  128. By Spence on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Not smart. Can he even throw a football?

  129. By Bill on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Allen is over-rated!! Sacks are over-rated. Wins are what count!!!! And the viqueens only had 3.

  130. By Jean Drenoske on Feb 10, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings have had so many outstanding players both past and present that have been ignored. Jared Allen is currently not being given his due respect, Chris Carter is another. Thank goodness Chris Doleman is getting some.
    As a die-hard Vikings fan, I thank them all for their effort whether recognized by the football media or not. They give me so much excitement and I bleed for their disappointments when they lose. But all Vikings fans should hold their heads up high and be thankful these sportsmen come back each season and give it their all. THANK YOU VIKINGS!! Forever your fan….JeanD

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