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Reader Email: Peyton Manning To Minnesota?

Posted by Mike Wobschall on February 7, 2012 – 7:53 am

With the Giants defeating the Patriots on Sunday in Super Bowl XLVI, the 2011 season is now officially over. The biggest storyline this offseason will be the future of Peyton Manning. He is coming off a severe neck injury that has required multiple surgeries and he didn’t play a snap in 2011. The Colts hold the #1 overall pick in the 2012 draft, and they are expected to selecting Stanford QB Andrew Luck with that pick.

Suffice it to say, the writing is on the wall – it appears the Colts and Manning will part ways. And that’s why Manning’s future is the #1 storyline of this NFL offseason. Keep in mind, this discussion is irrelevant unless and until Manning becomes a free agent. As long as he’s under contract in Indianapolis, he’s off limits for other teams.

But back to the discussion. First off, will Manning be able to return to the field? So far, indications are that he will attempt to return to the field, and I’m not going to bet against him returning to form. Secondly, where will Manning play if he’s able to return to the field?

That second question is the subject of the email I’m going to share with you. Jason from Winona wrote me and makes a compelling case for the Vikings to at least consider adding Manning, pointing out that only a few years ago the Vikings leaned on another all-time great (Brett Favre) in the late stages of his career to help lead them back to prominence.

As you’ll see in my response to Jason’s email, I don’t believe Manning will wind up signing in Minnesota. But you may disagree. Check out Jason’s email, then check out my response, and then weigh in to let us know what you think by leaving your thoughts in the comments section below this entry.

I know it’s a little late for Monday Morning Mailbag, but I was just thinking of this possible scenario for Vikings.  What would the odds be of the Vikings taking a serious look at Peyton Manning? He said he was willing to work out a contract that is low in guaranteed money and salary and is based more on game performance.  That’s potentially a low-risk deal for a future Hall of Famer.  We so happened to pursue Favre, why wouldn’t we with Manning? Here’s reasons in my mind it would help Vikings. First, the Vikings are looking for stadium momentum to get a deal done and start building a state-of-the-art stadium. It would not only bring hype and a lot of support for the team, but it would almost guarantee us to be in playoff contention, barring everyone is healthy (Adrian Peterson, Manning and others). But I really think Manning still has something to prove, and if he’s healthy he is an elite QB.  Look at what they call “the House that Peyton Built” (Lucas Oil Stadium). I believe we have just as good of fans; it’s just hard when you go 3-13 to have that support and have that constant buzz in the air for the team. Secondly, with a person like Manning, people will want to play with him. We need WR help, and adding Manning sure would almost guarantee us to get Reggie Wayne or Pierre Garcon for a good price. And if we can add another WR in the draft, we would look really solid for next year in that department. I’m not saying that I don’t believe in Christian Ponder, but with some of our key players getting older and our superstar RB with severe knee injury, we all know the shelf life for a RB in the NFL is not much over 10 years. So I think it’s important to make sure that we are trying to make the team more competitive in any way possible.  Also, it would really be important to have Ponder sit behind and watch Manning for a year or two.  Right now I don’t think we will be a playoff team until 2013, and I think Ponder will still have some growing to do. Thirdly, Leslie Frazier is really good friends with Tony Dungy, and Manning helped win a Super Bowl for Dungy. Manning is a good guy, so is Frazier and so is Dungy. See where I’m going with? I just think Manning would have a real interest to come to Minnesota and I feel just because we drafted Ponder last year, that doesn’t mean we don’t look at a real option to upgrade the QB position for years to come.  What do you think? I really think this can’t be overlooked and I hope we really take a look at Manning.
— Jason B.
Winona

You make a lot of good points, Jason, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. Here are a few of my reactions to your email…

– I actually don’t think adding Manning would help in the stadium push. We needed a stadium back in 2009, and back then we were 12-4 and went to the NFC Championship Game. That did nothing to help us generate momentum for a stadium, because obviously we’re still in the same place now that we were then – inexplicably without a home for the 2012 season. If winning back-to-back division titles, going 12-4, adding Brett Favre and then going to the NFC title game doesn’t help with a stadium, then I don’t think adding a veteran QB with a severe neck injury will help the stadium push, either.

– While I agree players will want to play with Manning and thus adding him would help attract free agents, especially WRs, I don’t think the identity of the QB is the ultimate factor for free agents in their decision process. Players want to be paid and they want to be appreciated. Those two things matter more than who their teammates might be. You’re right that Wayne and Garcon might be more comfortable playing in Minnesota if Manning was here, but they still are going to have contractual demands.

– I do believe in the strategy of sitting a young QB for a few seasons to help him learn and develop without the pressure of performing on the field during games. The Packers did this with Aaron Rodgers and Favre, and obviously that worked out pretty well. But with the Donovan McNabb experiment not working out and Ponder being thrust into action midway through the season in 2011, I think that idea is out the window for Ponder in Minnesota. I believe that now the Vikings must focus on treating Ponder as the starter and aiding him in developing on the field now so he can begin to lead the team in 2012. You say that the Vikings won’t be a playoff contender in 2012 and it will be 2013 before they are, but people might have said the same thing about the Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers a year ago. They both had losing records in 2010. In 2011, though, both made the playoffs, and the 49ers hosted the NFC title game. A lot can change in an offseason, and the Vikings goal for 2012 will be to win the division. While winning the division next year would certainly be an overachievement for the Vikings, crazier things have happened and I believe the Vikings have the ability to turn things around quickly if they make the right moves and if Ponder develops into a reliable starter.

Pursuing Manning is an intriguing idea for the Vikings and it’s one worth the thought, for sure. But I just don’t think it will work out for Manning to come to Minnesota.


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527 Responses to “Reader Email: Peyton Manning To Minnesota?”

  1. By Jerry W on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think the Vikings are all that far away from a big turnaround, actually surprised a friend of mine the other day when I mentioned that. I watched all of their games, he didn’t and I saw the problems, mistakes and 2nd half collapses. I see some holes to fill (please, please draft Kalil) and hopefully the draft and free agency can address that along with getting some healthy players back in the defensive backfield which became a major issue. Overall, I like what I’ve seen of Ponder so far and hope his rookie season brought enough experience that he can correct a lot of his early mistakes.

    But I would be all in favor of adding Manning if the Vikings want to pursue that.

  2. By LifeLongVikesFan on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Absolutely love the idea of Manning in Minnesota. This would help Ponder’s development tremendously and attract players who will now run away when the free-agent call comes from the Vikings.

    Archie finished his career with the Vikings so why not another Manning! Peyton would be great for the Vikings and their fans and bring back a buzz that was almost therapeutic back when farve came into town. Also, Peyton is a fantatstic role model for young Viking fans and we won’t have to deal with any deadspin breaking news headlines.

    Thanks for getting me excited about the Vikings again – it’s been awhile!

    Go Vikes!

  3. By sandiamond on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    top names(colston,jackson, etc) wide recivers are just a lotto luck_shot anyway for the vikings.not likely!

    Robert Meachem (NO), Mario Manningham (NYG), Early Doucet (ARZ), Harry Douglas (ATL), Eric Weems (ATL), Roscoe Parrish (BUF), Legedu Naanee (CAR), Earl Bennett (CHI), , Andre Caldwell (CIN), , Eddie Royal (DEN), Rashied Davis (DET), Maurice Stovall (DET), Bryant Johnson (HOU), Pierre Garcon (IND), Anthony Gonzalez (IND), Jerheme Urban (KC), Deion Branch (NE), Matt Slater (NE), Domenik Hixon (NYG), Devin Thomas (NYG), Plaxico Burress (NYJ), Derek Hagan (OAK), Chaz Schilens (OAK), Steve Smith (PHI), Jerricho Cotchery (PIT), Patrick Crayton (SD), Braylon Edwards (SF), Ted Ginn (SF), Josh Morgan (SF), Mike Sims-Walker (STL), Micheal Spurlock (TB), Donnie Avery (TEN), Kevin Curtis (TEN), Lavelle Hawkins (TEN), Donte’ Stallworth (WAS)

  4. By sandiamond on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    *wide receivers and tight end list

  5. By DeerTracks on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, Dungy is a buddy of Frazier?? Wow, again that will solve all the Vikings’ problems.. Bring in Peyton, by all means.. That will mean throwing Ponder under the Bus…He can join Webb……Right next to where Frazier threw him…

  6. By sandiamond on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    reggie wayne will be 34 this year. surely no chance for more 5 million mistakes?

  7. By MGR4FUN on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    pls pls pls … the purple do not need yet another retread qb … we hav to very talented “young” qb’s that are gonna be the future of that position for many years to come in minnesota … givin an entire off season of ota’s and mini-camps as well as a full off season to further enbed themselves in the new offensive system and a very competitive camp in mankato … take the same money you would pay #18 and score carl nicks and dwayne bowe in free agency and draft kalil 1st round and then will hav maybe 7 or 8 draft picks to direct toward defense … laron landry and arron ross may also be excellent free agent selections … we do not need #18 in minnesota !!!!!

  8. By Parody on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Manning to MN? Really? How’s that going to help us? He’s not going to step in and solve our DB and OL problems. We don’t even know if he can still play at a similar level to his pre-injury performance. He’d just be another old QB who needs a place to retire. I thought we were all fed up with that mantra? Manning would consume valuable cap space that could be spent on free agents in positions that we need. Tackles, corners, safeties, wide receivers and LBs. That’s a lot of holes to fill. No need to make it harder by being nice to the elderly.

  9. By Parody on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Manning’s thought process about coming to MN:
    Well, it worked out for Favre. He got to within one mistake of the Super Bowl. Wait? What’d they do to him in his second year!?
    Well, maybe I’ll just do it for one year. WAIT! WHO do they have at LT? I just got rid of that guy! Even I couldn’t think fast enough overcome his mistakes! FORGET IT!

  10. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I dont know if everyone jumped on the Ponder fan bus but personally I think unless he has a mentor or gets alot of help this off season hes gunna be as worthless as he was ladt year! He made alot of bad decisions and alot of bad throws! I agree some what with not needing Manning but if we dont get him than we better be NUMBER 1 on the defense side of the ball and pickup a few guys in the receiver slot! I mean honestly we only need CB we are fine in the LB position! We do need and tackle that would help WEBB be the VIKINGS QUARTER BACK of the Future!!!!!

  11. By Parody on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Fine at the LB position? Outside of Greenway, who do we have? Henderson and Henderson are free agents. Brinkley looked promising before he spent all year on IR, but I’m not sold on his ability to step in as a starter just yet. Who else is there? LB is a much bigger need than a lot of people realize.

  12. By Parody on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    FYI – A 4-3 defense requires 3 starting LBs, while any successful offense in the history of the NFL has only needed 1 starting QB. We already ahve 2-guys on the roster who have shown good argument that they could be our starting QB, but we only have one guy on the roster who we know can be a starting LB. Do the math. We have bigger needs!!!

  13. By Parody on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I was just watching a rerun of Friends. Phoebe and Chandler were “watching” a game of football, and after they finished, they made up a story about the winner of the game. “Technically the Lions won, but it was a moral victory for the Green Bay……Mermen.” How sad is it when a name like Mermen actually sounds like a better choice than your team’s actual name?

  14. By VikesfanNO on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t pursue, don’t consider, don’t even think about getting Manning…nuff said

  15. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    My bad i forgt that hendersons were free agents!

  16. By sandiamond on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Greenway, Brinkley……. ??

    Xdibi, Evans, Elim PS

    i’d say we have huge holes in the lbacking corps parody, ouch

  17. By Mike B. on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    This is a very interesting topic Mike W. I am sure Spielman will look into this possibility. Hey guys Jason brings up some valid points and deserves some consideration. I do see problems bringing Manning here. First the offensive scheme will have to be reworked to Manning style of play. He likes control of in game situations and calls lots of audibles. This will cause Musgrave to start from scratch with Manning. Second you have established your QB of the future now you are saying wait a minute we are going to bring in this Vet for 2 or 3 years to help you along. I think this would cause a lot of resentment. Third the fan base is tired of bringing in QBs at the end of their career just to attempt to make another playoff run to be stopped at the NFC championship game. 1st time with Randall Cunninghme and 2nd with Brett Farve. You should have heard the comments from other fans when McNabb was picked up at the start of the year. I can’t repeat some of the comments. If Manning came to Minneasota and didn’t work out, the vikings would lose some it’s fan base. The only reason to bring Manning to Minn is for a SuperBowl title. I don’t think we have enough pieces in place yet to make that kind of run. All good points though Jason and thanks Mike W for sharing.

  18. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Haha Thats funny s***! And i dont know bout Manning yet lets see how he does in the weeks to come!

  19. By Mike B. on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    @Whitley I think it is a real possibility that the Vikings will let the Hendersons find other teams to play for. I could be wrong, but EJ has not been as dominant in the position as he has in the past.

  20. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    This team doesn’t need manning. It doesnt need a CB. OL and DL should be the primary focus in the draft. Forget kalil i believe there will still be some good LTs available in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. Quinton Coples is our guy! if not then we better pursue Mario Williams in free agency.TRADE THE AGING PLAYERS FOR DRAFT PICKS. SET UP THE PERSONNEL FOR THE NEXT HEAD COACH THAT COMES IN.

    Best Case scenario:Pursue and sign Mario Williams in FA from houston. Draft Matt Kalil with 3rd pick. with the 35th pick draft DT Dontari Poe. with pick #67 draft CB Trumaine Johnson. If the Vikes can get lucky for once and draft a Safety in the later rounds that ends up being a stud that would be awesome. the some would be great for a guard. A WR like Garcon or braylon edwards would improve that position. Thats the only way i see my beloved Vikings turning into a competitor next year.

    Dont forget we are in a division that includes the packers bears and lions. Nothing will be easy for this team.

  21. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Doesn’t need CB or OL are you crazy? Are we gunna look at a Williams and Garcon would also be great!

  22. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    CB Terrell Thomas (NYG) is another FA this team should look at. Very good in supporting the run, if he can stay healthy that is

  23. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I said it doesnt need a CB(.) Both OL AND DL should be primary focus in the draft

  24. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Finnegan from Tennessee even tho Webb is Restricted but Webb from baltimore are both good CB

  25. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Our CBs is our weakest position! Well besides OL of course!

  26. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Brian Robison is a good player. He gives alot of effort, however his best effort is just as good as ray edwards half-a**ing on every play which is why that position didnt make an impact at all this year just like last year when we had ray edwards. An improvement here is much needed. AD should be 2000+ yard back every season but hes not because the OL is poor. Jared Allen should be 25+ sack every year but he isnt bcuz he gets double teamed almost every play we need guys that will take advantage of those 1-on-1s on the opposite side and neither ray edwards or brian robison did that. OL AND DL should be the TOP PRIORITY in the the draft

  27. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    And lets not forget Bowe from KC or Jackson from Philly!

  28. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    It all depends on what happens to chris cook and winfield. if we part ways with those 2 then yes CB will be a priority. if not i trust in those two.

  29. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I say OL and LB CB and WR this year we have over 16 guys that want that DE position unless of course we get Williams to help us out thatd be great!….but than we lose payroll for OL and LB and CB!

  30. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    i love BOWE my father is a chiefs fan so ive seen enough games of his to know he will make the biggest impact on this team of any WR this team might be looking at in FA if we get him that is. I look at jackson and i see another head case. (randy moss). we dont need that.

  31. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    The “McNabb Mentoring Program” had logic, strategy, and the best intentions. What it DIDN’T have was a mentoring QB worth a sh1t. Perhaps Manning would be a good idea, if we can draft a line to protect him. Ponder would understand that it would be a move in his best interest.

    McNabb was awful for several years prior to coming to the Vikings. Manning’s track record speaks for itself, too…….just a whole lot more promising.

  32. By Tim on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I’m kidd of on the wall on this subject,Who better to learn from Then A Manning (pick from any of the 3,Father or sons) But with his neck issue,is he just one hit away from being done for good. I’ts a wonder what some people will do for glory.On the other hand I realy think this Ponder kid is going to be a great Q.B. Very smart young man! Get him some great tools,O.L. first off.Last year he was always on the run.He needs protection,also would help A.P. We also need a lights out W.R.. We need alot more on defence,but I’ll save that for anouther time

  33. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    An upgrade at any position would be great but im a believer that this game is won and lost in the trenches. For that a believe OL and DL should be top priority. Just my opinion

  34. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Well Winfield for Safety!..hes to old and to slow for CB! And Cook for real hes like a Randy Moss and Robinson he plays when he wants to!! We need a big time leader o. Defense a motivater!! Someone thats gunna chew ass when coverages are blown like every game last year mostly by cook and our SS

  35. By Troutdaddy on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Manning- as good as he has been is not going to be the answer OR provide a long-term solution. That’s what this team needs- not a quick “Possible” fix. I don’t see it happening with Manning at all. If we can give Ponder and Webb time to throw, they will both do the job just fine. OL and our Secondary is where it is at for 2012. If we can nail up those lose ends and get another receiver who goes all out, then the Vikes will be back in true form. Frazier and Spielman have got in my eyes this one shot to get things turned around or else I think it is going to get really messy. (It is already messy now, but…)

  36. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    You would think as vocal as Jared Allen is on defense that he would be the leader. But its pretty obvious we do need a true leader you are right

  37. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Isn’t it funny that there alot of big names in FA for the positions we need. WR, OL, CB. It makes it alot easier to focus on other needs in the draft. i believe in speilman but i have my doubts about fraizer.

  38. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Yes OL AND CB! Also like you say Bowe an extremely explosive WR with great hands and a hard working mentality!

  39. By LifeLongVikesFan on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    As much as it pains me to say it, Ponder is not a big time NFL QB. Just becasue he was drafted in the first round (extreme reach) doesn’t make him Fran Tarkenton or Tommy Kramer. Ponder as smart as he is can not make the difficult throws that the NFL requires (deep outs, deep power seam routes, accurate long ball). His arm strength is average at best and he has no chance to take us to the promise land. Any organization that has a chnace on getting Peyton Manning would be insane not to agressively pursue him!

    Yeah, Peyton didn’t have an affect on the other players. The Colts did pretty good without him! WHAT, a QB of Manning’s stature makes the entire team better.

    If the Vikes won the Maning lottery, free-agents would flock to the Twin Cities. We are on the brink of losing our team and falling into the NFL abyss, Manning would be just the recovery this city/team needs.

    He is not Farve, Cunningham, Moon, etc. Come on folks wake up!!

  40. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I like Fraizer he needs to show a little more emotions! But he backs he’s players and maybe needs to be a little more vocal in the locker room at half time! He is a great d coach i jus dont know if he has taken that next step to be a HEAD COACH!

  41. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Another thing to think of is Manning didnt have a veteran QB to mentor him his first couple of years. The reason Manning was so good was because he was the smartest guy on the field. Ponder is far from dumb he is extremely smart. I have no reason to believe he wont be a great quarterback in this league. The only factor is the coaching. Lets hope they don’t waste this kid’s potential!

  42. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Thats if he can even throw!! Or take a hit and get back up!!….i mean yes i like him coming over to us and all but i dont wanna waste the money if he cant do what he did befote

  43. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Its hard to make the difficult throw when your on the run because your OL cant hold its protection. OL is a must in the draft

  44. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    @ Whitley agree completely

  45. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    If we get manning what happens after he retires? 3-13? 2-14? 1-15? 0-16? No thank you. after Moon, Cunningham, Brad johnson, frerotte , and favre i think this team learned its leason. Oh and i forgot mcNabb. i guess maybe it hasnt then, which means here comes peyton. ill just shoot myself now

  46. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    No doubt wherever Manning goes hes gunna make a team good if he can play! But even if we do get him we need a two OL and WR.. itd also help to get some LB AND CB alot to do wit little money lets not forget that!

  47. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Im gunna agree to disagree Ponder is very smart and will take ALOT in from Manning

  48. By Derrick.G on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I would love to have manning on this team. And not take o line in the draft. To prove that when we suck, only then you will realize that we need o linemen.

  49. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Gaither from SD at Tackle young fast good hands and strong!!….great pick up!! Or nicks from NO!!!!

  50. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Offensive Line and Defensive Line respectively

  51. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I Repeat Best Case scenario:Pursue and sign Mario Williams in FA from houston. Draft Matt Kalil with 3rd pick. with the 35th pick draft DT Dontari Poe. with pick #67 draft CB Trumaine Johnson. If the Vikes can get lucky for once and draft a Safety in the later rounds that ends up being a stud that would be awesome. the same would be great for a guard. A WR like Garcon or braylon edwards would improve that position. Thats the only way i see my beloved Vikings turning into a competitor next year.

  52. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    CB Trumaine Johnson 6-3 / 210.
    DT Dontari Poe 6-5 / 350

  53. By TheRealDon™ on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Hire him as a Qb Coach that’s it and that’s all..

  54. By TheRealDon™ on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    GrandDaddyPurp..haha nice name..

  55. By Jeff on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Wobs counterpoints are spot on. Players care more about the dollar bills than what teammates they are signing with. If an NFC title game didn’t get a stadium, Manning won’t either. And finally, in MIN we’ve already tried the veteran QB experiment way too many times and every time it’s never gotten us to the Super Bowl. Instead of always chasing the next big thing, let’s just focus on developing Ponder, as Wobs suggested, rather than hampering his talent with washed up qb’s (no disrespect to Manning–he’s one of my favorite players–but there’s no guarantee he’ll be back to his usual self after his surgery)

  56. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I personally know Reif from Iowa great fighter hard worker extremely fast 6’6” 300lbs and a 4.95 40 from SD love to have another greenway on the field!!!!”

  57. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil is smaller and slower and not as strong as reif!!

  58. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    What about hightower from bama at LB?

  59. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    @ Whitley thats why i feel taking Coples is a better pick than Kalil im not sold on him yet. Trading down and taking Reiff would be great i like him better than martin the OT for stanford

  60. By Smith on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t see Peyton going to Minnesota. It will be interesting to see what happens.

  61. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Hightower and Alshon Jeffery. if one of those two are available with the 35th pick i dont see why we wont pull the trigger on them

  62. By Carl K on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Parody – I agree, LB is a need. I would not be suprised to see the Vikings draft Donta’ Hightower, Zach Brown, Bobby Wagner, Ronnell Lewis or Vontaze Burfict in the 2nd round.

    How good is Solomon Elimimian?
    Will Brinkley be able to come back from his hip injury?
    Can Tyrone McKenzie rebound from his ACL injury and produce like a 3rd round pick should or will he struggle to make our roster?
    Kenny Onatolu has looked good on special teams, and as a restricted free agent… should get a new deal… will more be expected from him?
    Larry Dean came out of nowhere and had a great preseason… If he has another outstanding preseason, could he become a starter at OLB?

    Parody – I would not say we have nothing at LB… but I would say we plenty of questions at that position.

  63. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    None of our LB are good agaisnt the pass. Even Greenway looks silly when the other teams pass on him. This needs to change

  64. By Viking-ology on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    The Viking’s have indicated Ponder will be the #1 QB going into next year, if they pick up Manning or any other QB, you might as well tell Ponder you don’t believe in him because it would shatter any confidence he has to lead this team in the future.
    STICK WITH PONDER-He has only played in eight games! SHEESH! Trust me, I want them to win as much as any blogger on here, but there are alot more pressing needs for the Vikes to address to be sucessful. OL is a great place to start.

  65. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Does anyone realize that we have 2 WR on our roster that have any playing time?….

  66. By Regfan on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Oh Great..Now Manning would be running from a sure sack a minute

  67. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    We have 12 OL on our roster 12!!!! Really y??….get rid of all of them!!!

  68. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Abd start over!

  69. By YoBubba on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    On one hand Peyton would be hard to take a pass on, however on the other hand is the way this has worked for us in the past. We have been playing Sign the Old QB for several years. Our biggest mistake here is not signing a veteran QB, but signing them when they are at the end of their careers. I say we look at what has brought Super Bowls to NY, Indy, Denver, and GB. PATIENCE! We have selected Ponder as our future. Let’s give him the chance that E. Manning, P. Manning, Elway and Rodgers got. Build a team! Strengthen the OL/DL, WR and CB. That will bring excitement and a true shot for long term success.

  70. By Frederick Jones on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    All you have to do is mention Quarterback and you have 60 posts in less than an hour on here.

  71. By Frederick Jones on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Parody and Mike B., are two veteran bloggers against Manning, and stated their opinions well.

  72. By Frederick Jones on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings have so many other players to get, it seems silly to nab Peyton Manning, even though he is a great QB.

    What you do is spend a lot of money in a short time, and let other area s of your team get EVEN WORSE!

    SURELY SPIELMAN IS NOT THAT DUMB.

    Yes, it could help bring a 9-7 playoff season, p o s s i b l y. But look up the
    Her s c h ell Walker trade anytime you get tempted to do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  73. By Frederick Jones on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I’m betting that Peyton does not want to play behind the Vikings porous line!

  74. By IowaVike5 on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I dont agree with peyton to minnesota, for the fact of if they trade him then there goes our draft picks of a good draft year, and if they do just release him then will he be healthy. I definitely see us grabbing matt kalil but id love them to take a look at reiff, ive only heard good things about him and heard he may be the better OL. I can only see us contending in 2012 if we pick up a good offensive lineman in the draft, draft a cornerback to compete with griffin and cook (if legal issues work out), Antoine winfield moves to safety position to help our secondary and also with his age, and the rest of the offensive line holding their ground with protecting ponder. I would also like to see if Minnesota could land a deal with Vincent Jackson because he would be a great threat opposite from harvin, then maybe also take a WR in the draft to learn how to be a skill maker from Jackson and Harvin. SKOL VIKES!!!!!!

  75. By IowaVike5 on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Oh ya and the cornerback issue, we need to get a cornerback VIA free agency to be a starter. I like Cortland Finnegan to Minnesota

  76. By Frederick Jones on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    GrandDaddyPup,

    The Vikings cannot get every position they want in the draft.

    Although we do need a DT desperately, we’re better off concentrating
    on the OLs and DBs.

    If it’s possible to obtain a DT, WR, K, from elsewhere do it.

    1st Rd…T
    2nd Rd. CB
    3rd Rd. S
    4th Rd. G
    5th Rd. C
    6th Rd CB
    7th Rd T

    Or something like that. We must make up for the last two years of the draft where we failed to cover the weak area s of this franchise.

  77. By Frederick Jones on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Actually CENTER is probably our greatest need on the OL after Tackle, but the Vikings signed Sullivan.

    That was a mistake, but now he is harder to trade.

  78. By Frederick Jones on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Iowa Vikes,

    Yikes…we need several good OLs, and several good DBs to compete in 2012.

  79. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Jones i disagree on the safety in the 3rd round! We have i think a very special rookie S in Raymond who will learn alot from Winfield when he moves there!

  80. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Mike W. — please take a course in logic. Your argument about the stadium push in 2009 is unsound.

  81. By 61vikings on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Manning in Minnesota, heck yes!! Those that posted we don’t want or need him here, are crazy!! He is a HOF QB and as far as I’m concerned, the MVP of the NFL!! Before he went down, the Colts won 10+ games every year he was the starter, about 8-9 years!! He gets hurt and sits out the year and the Colts are the worst team in the NFL, with basically the same team from years past!! Take a long hard look at our QB situation here in Minnesota and tell me we wouldn’t be better off!! Let Ponder sit for 3-4 years, just as Aaron Rodgers had to do in GB, then turn it back over to the kid!!! We would be crazy not to consider him here in Minnesota!! Unlike most, I like the theory of winning now, instead of waiting 2,3 or 4 years to rebuild with a rookie at QB!! As the late great George Allen, head coach of the Rams and Redskins use to say, “no rookie will ever start on this team, he will sit and learn from the veterans on this team”!!!!!

  82. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    DA’M CENSORSHIP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    FUHK YOU CENSORSHIP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is the type of QB that needs to be bred, like a thoroughbred– it was obvious last year– he is trying too hard to get it done. Having an elite QB to mentor him would be fantastic for his long term play. You could even play Manning for two to three quarters each game and then put Ponder in– no one is saying Ponder would not be on the field. If Manning is healthy and we beef up the O line, with our schedule, we could win 12 or 13 games next season.

  85. By Alex on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I am going to keep this short and sweet Peyton Manning yes in Minnesota Ponder is an idiot. Draft 1st round Justin Blackmon. Free agency WR, CB, S, OT, Left DE. easy as pie. Thank you.

  86. By Viking33 on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I think there is more Fantasy talk on this blog than on my Fantasy Football Blog. I don’t see a scenario where Manning comes to the Vikes – even if they break the bank to do it. Not to mention I don’t feel the current GM / Coaching staff is looking in that direction.

    I know you think it would be great and every team in the league would be foolish not to want him as their QB…..then why don’t the Colts?

  87. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    FUHKING BU11SH1T I CANT FUHKING POST A FUHKING POST BECAUSE OF FUHKING SORRY A$$ WHINEY MOTHER FUHKERS AND THEIR SENSITIVE FUHKING EARS HOWS YOUR FUHKING CENSORSHIP WORKING NOW MOTHER FUHKERS

    FUHK YOU C0CK SUHKERS !!!!

  88. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Anyway Parody I agree MLB is a Major need and I had about 10 posts in yesterdays blog about it. I had a book written here to respond to you and carl K but we live in a country without free speech and there mustve been a word hiding somewhere in my post … I tried like 10 times but censorship has beat free speech yet again.

  89. By 61vikings on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    @ Fred Jones
    It’s scary how much we think alike!! Since Matt Birk left, we have been week at the center position!! The center is the QB of the offensive line and we’ve had alot of great centers here in Minnesota!! Tinglehoff,Lowdermilk,Birk and I’m sure I’m leaving off another one that doesn’t come to mind!! I didn’t understand the logic in signing Sullivan to an extension, hopefully he will change our mind!!
    OL,DL and DB’s are what’s needed most here in Minnesota!! The front 7 of our defense needs tweaking as well, because J.Allen and C.Greenway can’t do it all!! The Giants won the Superbowl because they have one of the best front seven’s in the NFL!! Still need another great NT along side K.Williams and DE opposite of J.Allen!! B.Robison is a back-up at best!! I would take Quinton Coples with the 1st pick and take a tackle in the 2nd round!!!

  90. By sandiamond on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Fred that is an ugly draft! all those off lineman can’t score or prevent any td’s. We must have playmakers!!!!!!!!!!!

  91. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    When you run a 3-4 defense the main position is LB. When you run a 4-3 defense its all about the DLine.

    With that said I Repeat Best Case scenario:
    Pursue and sign Mario Williams in FA from houston. Draft Matt Kalil with 3rd pick. with the 35th pick draft DT Dontari Poe. with pick #67 draft CB Trumaine Johnson. If the Vikes can get lucky for once and draft a Safety in the later rounds that ends up being a stud that would be awesome. the same would be great for a guard. A WR like Garcon or braylon edwards would improve that position. Thats the only way i see my beloved Vikings turning into a competitor next year.

    CB Trumaine Johnson 6-3 / 210.
    DT Dontari Poe 6-5 / 350

  92. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    A guard like Ben Grubbs would also be another FA this team should pursue. If the ravens can take our OLinemen why shouldn’t we take some of theirs?

  93. By CaribooBill on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I would love to see Peyton in a Vikings uniform. We would be in instant contention in NFC North. He is an elite QB who can do a lot to make up for weaknesses elsewhere. But not completely.
    My sense is that Indy has been sliding downwards the past few years. Why? Because Peyton is paid too much – there’s not enough left for the other pieces of the puzzle. I think the same thing is happening with the Patriots – Brady is also eating up too much salary cap.
    We can’t afford too many superstars on our team. We already have a couple – AP and JA. They cost too much. We need more really good players, not superstars.
    I think we should stick with Ponder and Webb.

  94. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    CB Alfonzo Dennard and LB Dont’a Hightower. If one of those two falls to us with the 35th pick those would be great pickups. Hightower would be an instant upgrade for us at LB

  95. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Just the thought of Peyton Manning in a vikings uniform…….. ITS NOT MEANT TO BE

  96. By Jeremy Pedersen on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Before we go for another QB, we need an O-Line!

  97. By sandiamond on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Pick Blackman #3 ? does seem to make sense for the benefit of filling more holes quickly. Percy and Blackman should be enough wr threat for next year while the off line gels. Draft#2 up for cb,ot,lb,dt and be the main focus in free agency. WR done in one shot!

  98. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Safety is a bigger need than cornerback

  99. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Couple FA we could look at DWAYNE BOWE once again Vincent Jackson Gaither from SD Chris Meyers at C from hou. Stephen tulloch from det at lb mario williams carlos rogers at cb bredrick bunkley den. At dt or paul soliai from mia any of thos are needed

  100. By Ben on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I would love if Manning came to Minnesota he would definatly turn the offense around and he wouldn’t have to carry the load like he did in Indy, also though our -line sucks and I would want Manning to go to a team where he doesn’t get a serious injury and with Minnesota I see that happening but with Adrian hopefully healthy and our defense if our secondary can get with it we would be a hard to stop team and Manning would completely flourish Harvin to the top

  101. By jman on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    guys, Again I will emphasis this. Ponder is going to be fine. The will get him weapons in the off-season and he will make a big impact to the club. He is smart and talented, and yes learned a lot about the NFL. I would rather have a rookie come in and make some mistakes early in his career, then have him come in and set the expectations to high to achieve. Like Dalton, Yates and Newton (loser) they all have these high expectations to perform better then their first year and that is a lot to ask of a 22 year old QB.

  102. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    You have to understand that having a QB like manning, a receiver like blackmon, a corner like claiborne, means absolutely nothing if this team cant get the job done in the trenches. A great OLine makes they entire offense that much better. A great DLine makes the entire defense better. How easy would it be for our secondary if the opposing QB was constantly being pressured, making bad throws as a result of that pressure. bad throws resulting in interceptions. interceptions remember that word? its been a while since this defense actually made some of those. With a great DLine you will see more of those. We need a safety not a cornerback to help us in 2 areas. first not giving up the big play and second getting off the field on 3rd down. This game of football is won and lost in the trenches thats not opinion thats a fact.

  103. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

  104. By Viking33 on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Super Bowl – case in point. That game was decided by the play of the Giants DLine and the Patriots OLine. That was the biggest and best battle in that game. In the end the Giants DLine edged out the Patriots OLine. When the DLine was able to get pressure, Brady was rushed and not so precise – when they couldn’t get pressure he was 16 for 16 to end the 2nd half and then begin the 2nd half with 2 scoring drives.

  105. By Viking33 on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Super Bowl – case in point. That game was decided by the play of the Giants D-Line and the Patriots O-Line. That was the biggest and best battle in that game. In the end the Giants D-Line edged out the Patriots O-Line. When the D-Line was able to get pressure, Brady was rushed and not so precise – when they couldn’t get pressure he was 16 for 16 to end the 2nd half and then begin the 2nd half with 2 scoring drives.

  106. By Viking33 on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t understand the double post – my apologies.

  107. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Viking33 DEAD ON BALL$ ACCURATE

  108. By sandiamond on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Hightower world be a nice addition but I assure you we have LB’s coming in rounds 3-6. bank on it

  109. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    With the extra picks we are gettin from losing TJack Rice and edwads there are alot of holes this team can fill. Its all on our new GM. In Speilman I Trust!

  110. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Did the packers bring in a qb from another team? how bout the steelers? the patriots? the broncos? the 49ers? the cowboys? how many superbowls have those franchises won?

    We need peyton manning? Like we needed brett favre? donovan “im old slow and fat” McNugget? gus frerotte? brad johnson? randall cunningham? warren moon? jim “im also old and slow” Mcmahamburger? There has to be some superbowl rings to back up that logic right???

    THE DEFENSE RESTS YOUR HONOR!!!

  111. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    YOUR HONOR I OBJECT!!

    And why is that?

    BECAUSE ITS DEVASTATING TO MY CASE!!!!!

  112. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Great Superbowl, by the way. All the playoff games were uber competitive execpt for one -DEN-PATS- and the SB was no exception. Nice for the fans of teams that did not make it – well, I know Peyton sounds nice in theory, but Ponder is already battle-tested, thanks to our solid O Line. Get a great O Line and he will excel– watch him soar. Give him a few seconds, and suddenly he will think he has two minutes and that he is driving a rolls royce and not a yugo.

  113. By Sir Greasy Panda on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Inside out mentality, inside out inside out inside out inside out inside out inside out inside out inside out inside out inside out inside out inside out inside out inside out inside out!!!!

    BUILD FROM THE INSIDE OUT, START WITH YOUR LINES AND WORK OUT. A STRONG CORE AND FOUNDATION.

    WE WILL NEVER WIN THE DIVISION LET ALONE THE SUPER BOWL WITH POOR LINES!!!
    Dont jump ship on Ponder and Webb, see what we have first and focus on crucial positions. We need to protect the QB, if the QB has time eventually WRs get open, that is a fact. We have mobile QBs that can extend plays if given time and space.

  114. By Sir Greasy Panda on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder started playing worse when he had the hip injury, he knew he was hurt but he was trying to prove himself and force plays. When Ponder was healthy he out ran LBs and DEs and made things happen. If we couldve protected him better he might have not gotten hurt. Favre got hurt because we could not protect him

  115. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Leslie Fraizer halftime speech- (walks into locker room) Ok guys great first half keep doing what your doing, you made absolutely ZERO mistakes. You (points at asher allen)
    Asher- coach im sorry im trying my best out th
    Your sorry? what is there to be sorry for, interrupted coach fraizer. Your amazing out there if you dont make it to the pro bowl thats a sin against humanity. Now you (points to sully) your the best center ive ever seen play. keep it up and your going to get a contract extension. Now heres the Pepsi Max guy to wrap this for me, i need to go watch game film of the colts coaching staff pacing the sidelines calling plays. I miss those guys.

  116. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder- Coach its 3rd and long what play are we gonna run??
    Frazier- Thats easy…… Cover 2
    Ponder But coach we are on offense!
    Frazier- Cover 2 now run it.
    Ponder- I think he wants us to run the ball guys!

  117. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Alright sicne ive had the day off i have been on this blog all day and writing down a few things as in our roster our FA other FA the drat prospects and personally i think we need to pick up a DE off of FA as in Williams or Mathis from Ind. And a bowe or jackson at WR and maybe a center in myers! And in the Draft pick up
    3rd Riley Reiff Iowa OT
    35TH Dont’a Hightower LB Alabama
    67th Trumaine Johnson CB Montana
    98th Tommy Streeter WR Maimi(fl)
    130th Donnie Fletcher CB BC
    164th Akiem Hicks DT Regina
    193rdDevon Wylie WR Fresno State
    Look up there stats and size on http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings/TSX/2012

  118. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Im pulling for hightower

  119. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Please Coach Fraizer prove me wrong!

  120. By jv3rnon on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder will be fine since they will have a full off-season. Vikings go ahead and draft Matt Kalil and pick up Ben Grubbs in FA that will instantly make the o-line safe for Ponder and AP. Next, I focused on trying to get LaRon Landry to play SS and Courtland Finnegan to play 1# CB and bring back Abdullah for FS and Chris Cook play 2# CB. Next, Everson Griffen to play OLB opposite of Greenway. If you can get EJ for a cheap price bring him back. Finally, bring in a a top WR to help Ponder and Harvin. P.S. players should get cut: Ced Griffin, Remi Ayodele,Anthony Herrera. If Vikes want a successful season some players might have to take a paycut.

  121. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I have not given up on Ced Griffin yet. this is the final year for him to prove his worth

  122. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve given up on Griffin…

  123. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Hutchinson stil has trade value, as well as Winfeild, Gerhart, and Kevin Williams. Im not saying we should trade them. Just something to think about. anything is possible. I mean if your saying theres a chance Peyton Manning can be a Viking there’s certainly a chance we can shop these guys.

  124. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    If we wanna give up on griffin a season after that injury then Sh!t i guess we might as well just give up on AD as well

  125. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder had a hip injury. Give him up

  126. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I disagree jv3rnon Kalil is smaller and slower and weaker than Reiff!… and i say Nicks from NO Landrys to dumb to play ss move winfield there and the 2nd year Raymond to fs we wont get a chance at finnegan

  127. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Well sir spence i wanna see that asher allen and tyrell johnson highlight those are 2 great players right there. they have had some major setbacks from injuries so they get a pass right? As for Ced stick a fork in him hes done.

  128. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    We could trade hutchinson for williams or bowe both teams are looking for a G

  129. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    If we dont trade hutch then his contract definitely needs tweakin

  130. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

  131. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    This is the type of Linebacker this team needs…

  132. By Viking33 on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Besides Kathy Ireland that is the best part of that movie!! Love the Ed Genaro Half Back – Half Time Locker room Speech!! Motivational tool.

  133. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Let us prey!

  134. By sandiamond on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    #11 CB or LT
    #35 LT or CB
    #43 DT
    #67 WR or LB
    #74 LB or WR
    #98 OG 4th round but close to a third rounder

    covers most needs? Seattle gets RG3 and the Vikes get 2012 #2,#3 round picks from the Seahawks

  135. By Viking33 on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Thoughts on the competiveness of the Pro Bowl? Aaron Rodgers spoke of guys should have been embarassed by their play in the Pro Bowl. Goodell says that the game will be axed if it does not get more competitive. I say ax it! Instead just do Skill competitions – Team Skill Events – You could make it like a Football Olympics, that way not one gets hurt and everyone has fun. The Main Event could be Goodell in the ring with Harrison. And Rodgers….maybe he could give balloon rides with that huge head he is getting.

    Leave it alone – I don’t mind the game the way it is. I don’t care who wins, i want to see an exhibition game, and let the players play the way they want to – they earned it.

  136. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Now if we brought in Eli Manning, I would say okay.

  137. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I would love to see Dumba**(Goddell) in a cage with Harrison once!!

  138. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Who, outside of the people in the stands, watches the pro-bowl? Who?

  139. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Goodell*

  140. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I would like a skill competition. Who wouldnt watch CJ,D-Jax,Jacoby Ford, and Mike Wallace running the 100m?

  141. By Whitley on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I do! Along wit like 2.5 million ppl this yr!

  142. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, I guess some people like it. Everyone has different tastes and priorities. Maybe the 2,5 million should write Goodell and tell him how much they enjoyed the game.
    Otherwise, Goodell is a pragmatist– and I like that– who will end that silly game.

  143. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    How do you enjoy 2 hand touch?

  144. By OTKalil2012 on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Hutch will be a cap casualty..Herrera will be gone…Look for Berger,Fusco, and Love to pick up some of the slack at both T positions G and C…Fusco and Love will have much lager roles to fill the up coming season…Remember there was no off season workouts for these rookies last season…And I believe D Love had some medical issues last season…He was on the 53 man roster…But wasn’t active all season long…Might have been a reason for him not being being on the injury reports at all last season…After the season was over Love had a minor surgery done on something…To clean up bone chips or something…Love is a beast who can move people…And I expect him on the field this coming season along with Fusco…Rookie OL need time to grow up and bulk up then get into condition…And veteran Berger did OK last season in relief…Picking OT Kalil with the Vikings first pick could go a LONG way to firm up the OL nicely in the draft…And NO the Vikings do not need P Manning…They just need to protect the QB they have now in Ponder…This kid is going to be special….And fans knocking this young man now will be feeling very foolish for feeling that way after seeing what he will do for this team next season if he gets protection…Also look for MLB and DT positions being looked at early in the draft….Totally agree with bloggers looking at those positions of need….Player in the draft I see as WAY over rated….DE Couples has all the makings of a big time bust…Looks like a DE…Yes….But so did V Gholston a few years back…Gholston looked great physically…And a combine work out warrior…But never did anything on the field…

  145. By Parody on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    That pro-bowl viewer stat isn’t entirely accurate. I just had the game running on my small TV while I played video games on the big TV. It gave me something to laugh at while I was waiting for load screens. I’m sure there were plenty others like me.

  146. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    And contrast that 2.5 million with 110 million who watched the Superbowl.

  147. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Peyton cleared to play, but at what LEVEL? Nobody knows yet if he will be fully recovered, or just a shadow of his former self……..While He is unquestionably an elite QB, don’t know if I am on the bandwagon to spend the considerable $$ for YET ANOTHER OLD QB………..

  148. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Pro bowl : zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……..

  149. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    and my final rant for the day:
    How the H3LL did CC get snubbbed once again for HOF?
    How the H3LL did Jared get second in vote to pu nk a.s.s Terrel Suggs for DPOY???

  150. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Peyton will retire– I heard it from Hollywood.

  151. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    cant say p.u.n.k…………stupid censors

  152. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I would rather play the old vibrating electric football game than watch the pro bowl…..

  153. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    zzzzzzzzzzzzz…………

  154. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    ok no more ranting

  155. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    P.unk is a naughty word.

  156. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Purple Peyton.

  157. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    not sold on this……..purple recycle old QB’s…….been there done that….itme to move on.

  158. By VikesFan on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    guys i bet you like 100 bucks that we wont bet peyton we dont need him we got ponder and his health is and issue and ponder has already been told that he would be the starter next year guys we need CB and O line before anything else

  159. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    time not itme……

  160. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    whomever is QB we need to PROTECT them…….

  161. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    PLUS..I think Peyton would go to a team that is ready for push deep into playoffs NOW………that not us…….we need to move from bottom of norris…….and the other teams right now are more talented

  162. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    well maybr not more talented, but better coached, more balanced for sure….

  163. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    2009 was our year, but we failed to do it………once again…….

  164. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I still hate Tracey Porter.

  165. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    yup…….. and Darren Sharper…..

  166. By vikefanforlife on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    wow really peyton manning there is no way we pick him up we do not have the salary cap

  167. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    pie in the sky………

  168. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Peyton will be purple with our offensive line…

  169. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Caesar…….

  170. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Hi.. checking to see if my post works.

  171. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Why its not working?

  172. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Oh I see myself now. What a waste. I typed a long patentic post and they wont let me post it.

  173. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    check your words some just need spacing like p.a.s.s or p.u.nk.

  174. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    hit back button to go to your original post and make corrections..won’t work once you get through, but will if it kicks you out.

  175. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Trade Cedric Griffin or cut him.

  176. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    oh well I give up the long post I’ll just start with the short one til I get my head together lol

  177. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    So Poll: Peyton to MN Yes or No?

  178. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I know how you feel Larson, happens to me all the time haha.

  179. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    NO– and that is not New Orleans

  180. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    F— No.

  181. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    okay .Caesar says no….anyone else?

  182. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer emphatically says no

  183. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Still took my long post again!! NO I DO NOT WANT PEYTON.

  184. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Larsons say no…….what of the other VIKING Faithfull?
    Show your Horns!

  185. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I hate this post it used to be great and now what happen to it. Only the Regulars gets to have the opportunity to post a long ones. Thats so unfair!

  186. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    PEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYTTTTTTTTTOOOOOOOONNNNNNN

    MMMMAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNIIIINNNNNNGGGGGG

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

  187. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Larson.

  188. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I take that for a no, Shawn…..

  189. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    What im looking forward to seeing is the progression of Chris Cook next year. I strongly believe he can be an elite cornerback in this league.

  190. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    number 1 priority

    MLB – Curtis Lofton

    25yo MLB hasnt missed a game in 4 seasons

    Signing Lofton does 2 things it makes our MLB better than it has been since 2009 and it hurts one of the NFC playoff teams.

  191. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook needs to progress out of jail first……

  192. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Finally you have faith in Chris Cook, Shawn?

  193. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spence dont post as me …

  194. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    OL shawn…OL……….

  195. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    no everyone should know by now Cook is a scrub

  196. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    deception……did not sound like you, Shawn

  197. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Peyton will help us..but only short term. So should we get Manning? F— No.

  198. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Oh Spencer was using your name to post Chris Cook? Lol

  199. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    o yea rock OL is number 1 priority overall

    Sorry Im in free agency mode … i mean Curtis Lofton is number one priority in free agency

    LT with the 3rd pick of the draft

  200. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s try and respect other’s monnikers…….dont be a loser and post as somoene else……..

  201. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I was jokin baby. Happy Valentines Day Shawn!! <3

  202. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    any faithfull wish to support Peyton?

  203. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Larson Id say so … if Cook starts 14+games next year I might say something nice about that pu’nk but otherwise he’s a bust

    ps … he wont start 14 games next year

  204. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer-
    Nova and I left blog for a time cuz of impostors….

  205. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I believe he will, Shawn.

  206. By Shawn on Feb 7, 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

  207. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ya know what Ponder needs? A new jersey number. Excluding Big Ben name One Elite QB whose number is 8 and below!

  208. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Okay-
    Let’s view the RB situation……..
    Toby- 3 yds and cloud of dust
    Adrian- huge potential, yet impatient runner and may not recover from ACL……
    Who do we plan on?

  209. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Thats not funny I agree Rocksalt. I wouldn’t like it very much to have someone else take my name and post them when I am not aware of it.

  210. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer was not that bad– those other impostors were downright j.e.r.k.s At least the posting was not derogatory. I think Spencer is funny.

  211. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I never pretend to be other people RSalt. It was just a little joke with Shawn. Nothing more.

  212. By Shawn on Feb 7, 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

  213. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    s.h.i.t happens………

  214. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer its not a joke … dont post as me

  215. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    We need a RB for sure since both of our RB is pretty much out of order. I agree we need a strong MLB like Ravens has, Ray Lewis. Lofton could be a good fit as Shawn mentioned up above. Most importantly is we need OLine. LT, C, RT is soo horrible that none of our Elite QB can deal with. Even if Tom Brady is in Vikings uniform and play the team with the OLine we have, He wont be a 5th round draft steal. He will join Orton and Brady Quinn QB clubs. Just because Brady is so great, Peyton is so great is because they have a beauitful OLine.

  216. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ive said it for a long time…we should of traded AP when we had the chance.

  217. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ok Spence……but I just meant to inform Larsons that this has happened before by some a.s.s.h.o.l.e…that made me an Nova leave for a spell….

  218. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Finally…you actually called me ‘Spencer’!

  219. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    i have used differant monnikers … usually they ended with Fan

    Robot Fan
    Caveman Fan
    Moss Fan

    and I even tweaked a couple peoples monikers like

    i was be insane and stupid

    but i havent used anyones monniker

  220. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    My personal fav- aside from you Shawn, has been Robot Fan…….

  221. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Well thanks for the warning RockSalt I’ll keep my eyes to the Imposters. Any of you guys play Pinochle at the Yahoo Games?

  222. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer you were Spence for longer than youve been Spencer

    I still know Who Titus is and cant remember to use his new monniker because I dont even recognize it , his writing is definite and cant be mistaken

  223. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I know it is off the point since its supposed to be about the Vikings lol. Just thought something stupid to ask that question. Sue me lol

  224. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I still miss Robot Fan…..those were the days, Shawn…..

  225. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Would anyone else be mad if Rudolph and Hutch were partying after losing the Superbowl?

  226. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I wouldn’t and I hope the Vikings get the 5th Super Bowl loss I would be terrified! I mean I’ll be insane might as well go to treatment facility to cure my maniac sydrome lol.

  227. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    lol yea this blog was hoppin during the end Chilly era lot o fun

  228. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I mean I hope the Vikings dont GET the 5th loss.. I need to reread before I poast it . daymn it

  229. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Yes, Titus seems obvious…….but there have been times when subtle clues have revealed themselves….
    Nova is who he is.
    Parody ditto
    Old School ditto
    Shawn ditto
    Real Don seems ditto
    others I miss I apologize…….

  230. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    To tell you the truth Chilly is probably a better coach than Frazier. I mean I know last year I’ve mentioned how Fraizer might be a good coach but then the way he does the play calling shows he can’t do both, Offense and Defense at the same time. He is so great at Defense and that is about it.

  231. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve been here for a long time too RockSalt I just dont come here as much as you regulars do though lol.

  232. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    35 days untill free agency

  233. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah and 35 days for the Vikings stupid moves on Peyton Manning.

  234. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Larson I swear we’re like the same person. Question: Would you be happy if we got Desean Jackson in Free Agency?

  235. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer-
    Golik made some good points:
    1 A single photo has numerous interpretations
    2. They(team) have labored for 10 months……sweating, puking, sacrificing then they lose in SB……..they may never be togehter agian, game is over they should be able to let loose! win or lose!

  236. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Larsons-
    I am not sold on Frazier………..

  237. By Joel on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Well if Manning seriously would be a LOW costing price, not high in demand for guarantee and more based on performance for his price I’d say go for it! Mcnaab did not work out clearly, so give it one more shot to give the rookie a veterans perspective on the field. QB really isn’t our problem it’s our serious Offensive line problem. I really do agree with Jason’s email he makes good points I just hope that the right moves are made in this offseason I really want to see more competition in Vikings games I miss seeing explosive games.

  238. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer is one heck of a blogger. I vote him in as Best New Blogger of 2011.

  239. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I say no to more old QB projects,,,,,,,,,,,,

  240. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Would Michael Jordan, Kobe, or Peyton Manning be partying if they lost the biggest game of their life?

  241. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Honestly. I wont be happy if we signed DeSean Jackson. We have Harvin and he is a slot route receiver just like Welker. We need a tall WR like Justin Blackmon, (reminds me of Randy Moss).

  242. By Dave on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Manning will get KILLED behind the this O line.

  243. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Heres an old classic from Rock

    By rocksalt on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply
    Childress is not a good head coach…….no question about that. However, he doesn’t call the offensive or defensive plays…….that falls on Bevel and Frazier, respectively……
    O line looks horrible……..
    D line even worse
    Tackling??? might as well play flag football……………
    THIS TEAM IS A WRECK

  244. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    when was photo taken? we don’t know……..it was definbitely AFTER the game WHAT should players sulf under towels and grieve? The game is done…time to move on………let them have a life!

  245. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    You might be right that the team is a wreck but did childress brought the vikings to the playoffs centention? 3 out of 5 years of caoching he did. and none of em were below 6 wins in a season in his career. Fraizer already started out with a 3 wins and 13 lost. Man he has alot of work to do into his second season. If he keeps it up with the losing stats he might as well have to find a new job.

  246. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Thx for the love Shawn……

  247. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    The great competitors of sports would Never party shirtless after losing the biggest game of their life.

  248. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    12 men in huddle NFC champ game…….nuff said…….

  249. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier had our Pass Defense ranked 10th in 2010.

  250. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    context, Spencer……we do not have the context

  251. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    IMO- EVERYONE SHOULD PARTY SHIRTLESS……..

  252. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer did you read what I said about DeSean Jackson?

  253. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I think Gronks Gay. He was in a club surrounded by Men.

  254. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    OUR PASS D HAS SUKED FOR BTHE PAST 6 YEARS

  255. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    When was photo taken? what time? Day?

  256. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    The Pass D was ranked 10th in 2010 though.

  257. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Game over,,,,,,time to be a HUMAN BEING…………GIVE him a break…………

  258. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    There were 12 men on the field more than once during the playoffs- in fact, correct me if I am wrong, both Superbowl participants had a penalty for 12 men on the field.

  259. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Childress is a great coach– take a team from 6-10 to winning back to back division titles two and three years later is outstanding. Chilly also brought us within inches of the Superbowl– we had not been that close in about 12 years. Great coach.

  260. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    To tell you the truth I really want Morris Claiborne CB from LSU or Dre Kirkpatrick CB from Alabama. One of these two will take Cedric Griffin’s spot and then move Winfield to Safety. Move Everson Griffin to LOLB and then sign Lofton for MLB, we have Greenway as a ROLB. Now Look at our defense back.. CB Chris Cook, CB Morris or Dre, Safety Winfield, FS Mistral Raymond. Draft DT. Along with first round 3rd pick I am having hard time thinking about drafting CB or LT.. I know we need offense lineman but we can pick these Offense LIneman through free agency or draft them in 4th and 5th round since we have so many picks in the draft. Agreed? oh also draft RB to back up 2 injuried RB.

  261. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer Gronk is “dating” po’rnstar Bibi jones

  262. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    anyone know who fire childress became?

  263. By Rocksalt on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Childess not head coach……… maybe ok coordinator……….

  264. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Childress is an Browns Offense Coordinator now.

  265. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    By Robot Fan on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    bee boo beep bop …

    lots of football left … we wont lose again … negative nellys shhh …. stay positive …. we can do it …. Moss bad …. Chilli good ….

    bee boo beep bop …

  266. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I think fire childress became fire frazier

  267. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Is a Brown Offense Coordinator excuse me.

  268. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I dont think we should fired fraizer I think we should demoted him back to Defense Coordinator and find a real Head Coach, like Jon Gruden for example. lol i know im dreaming

  269. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I am not a fan of Gruden– he has a big and fast mouth when he does a game. And is usually anti-Vikings.

  270. By Shawn on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    By Robot Fan on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    bee boo beep bop …

    who laughs at robot … im positive fan … we can win … must believe …. robot believes …. love BSAS

    bee boo beep bop …

  271. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I really wish I am the coach for the vikings I would of done alot better than any coach in nfl would of done. I’ve played Head Coach 09 and I’ve done so well that my team, the vikings has been playing alot better than the patriots has been playing and almost every year I’ve played Patriots at the superbowl. Every year and we beat them like we know how to stop Tom Brady.

  272. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    People are playing games. And Shawn, leave be sane out of this– let him rest in peace.

  273. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Shutup Larson lol.

  274. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    You can say shutup on here? Didn’t know that.

  275. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    lol

  276. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I am 27 years old is it to late to be a coach? All I need to know is where do I start coaching so I can move myself up to be NFL coach. I just dont know where to start.

  277. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Once I get in NFL coach. I promise you Ill be the Vikings coach no other teams. I detemined to be the Vikings Coach by 2020? lol I wish

  278. By Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Grrr Caesar … I dont like the new monniker. I have grown used to Titus. It feels wrong seeing Caesar

  279. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Anybody watching the Timberwolves tonight? I predict we will make it to the playofffs this year, anyone agreed?

  280. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ricky Rubio is a beast Point Guard isn’t he? I admire him alot from his effots. His passing, his visbility on the court has been wonderful and this year would be a best year for the wolves since 10 years since we departed Kevin Garnett.

  281. By sandiamond on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    large contract in FA for a linebacker? noooooooooooo

  282. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Caesar rarely watches basketball.

  283. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Caesar. Did you get the name from Planet of the Ape? Caesar is home. lol

  284. By Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Caesar want to be dictator Larson … it must be stopped

  285. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Wait….Caesar is Titus?

  286. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Marcus, who do you think you are anyway? Get back to the rockmines.

  287. By Mike B. on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Peyton Manning is going to get cut by the colts so there is no draft pick costs involved. I don’t think it would be a reach if Spielman would consider Manning. I don’t think it is a good idea for the reasons I stated above. Just wanted to clear the air that no picks would be used on him

  288. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Larsonfamily, my name goes back to far earlier times than Pierre Boulle’s art of fiction.

  289. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I was just being funny Caesar. Laugh for a moment will ya.

  290. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think we will take Manning– Frazier learned a lot this year, and while Manning is no McNabb, if Manning performed poorly, the fans would go ape.

  291. By sandiamond on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Gronk partying down….

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d826bf159/article/gronkowski-saved-his-best-moves-for-the-dance-floor?module=HP11_content_stream

  292. By Mike B. on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman is the GM he makes the decisions on player hires now.

  293. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    We will not take Peyton Manning.

  294. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is like Brady if we have Patriots OLine.

  295. By Mike B. on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I agree Larson Family, but not to look into it would be remiss of a GM. He should look at all possibilities

  296. By Spencer on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Its a thing of beauty.

  297. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    To look at all possiblites yes but not the QB position. We are fine with QB, and maybe alittle help with RB. But The most important is the OLine. If we have Patriots OLine. We will be screaming Ponder like them fans do to Brady.

  298. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    You see how long Brady stands and make a great pass in the video up above on Spencer’s video. Almost 5 seconds while Ponder gets 1-2 seconds.

  299. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Actually 8 seconds Brady has stood behind the OLine. Thats a long time.

  300. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Timberwolves is now 13-12 record. First time to lead a wins and loss ratio since 2004.

  301. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    98 Yards pass Touchdown

  302. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer how do you put video in the blog?

  303. By James_VikingsFanSince1998 on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    NO!!! NO!!!! NO!! Hasn’t this organization learn that signing old QBs dont work. Let Ponder continue to develop.

  304. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

  305. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Brees also has a long time– the great quarterbacks have great support.

  306. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Now count every snap that Ponder has play. Count how many seconds does Ponder has when he snapped the ball. Less than 2 seconds, he either run NOW or throw FAST. He has no choice. Tell me how fast the defense linemen run into our OLine. Pretty fast because our OLine sucks!

  307. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Larson, I was laughing– did you see my reference to going ape above? Your post brought that out of me.

  308. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder might play better if the O line sat down so he could see better.

  309. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    When he does have time to throw look how well he threw. He threw good pass when he is protected. He threw bad pass when he is not protected. Noticed the differences?

  310. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I have other video of ponder in Florida State University, they had best Offense Linemen. Let me show how well Ponder threw when he is protected.

  311. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

  312. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Now imgaine we have Justin Blackmon that runs like Ponder’s WR does in FSU. He threw 98 yards. If we have Justin Blackmon, well have alot of 50+ yards every game. Ponder is a incredible QB.

  313. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

  314. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Remember that game against Atlanta? We had 1 good OLine that held Ponder more than 3 seconds and here is the result. He threw 40 yards to Harvin for a touchdown. See if he had more than 3 seconds his passing will be extremely dangerous.

  315. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    He threw perfect pass to Harvin’s chest. Now tell me you want Peyton Manning? He will get sacked repeatly since he doesn’t run as much as Ponder do when he got pressured by the DLine.

  316. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    No we do not want Peyton Manning.

  317. By big e on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    its not going to do any good having peyton in a vikings uniform if he is running for his life because he has no pass protection and getting his butt kicked all game long. ask brett farve about that the second year he played there and was on his back more than standing. you need a mobile QB with the vikes offensive line, we need a ton of help and improvement, that is where we need to start on offense is improving the line first and get some recievers second that can get open and catch the ball and have speed.

  318. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

  319. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    His first NFL Debut. See how he runs for his life.

  320. By DRS on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    http://vikingsterritory.com/2012/analysis/offseason-preview-the-blockers#more-766

    Carl Nicks (age 27) of the Saints and Ben Grubbs (age 28) of the Ravens headline the group of free agents that could possibly hit free agency this year. The Vikings interest in high profile players like these would depend greatly on their confidence in the guys already on the roster and their ability to supplement during the Draft. If the Vikings pull the trigger on a guard in free agency, however, I suspect it will be one of these dominant players instead of yet another mid-level utility lineman. The 26 year old Jeremy Zuttah from Tampa Bay is an interesting prospect, though.

  321. By Parody on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    So the artist formerly known as Be Sane and Serious, formerly known as Be Sane and Serious and Love All Baby, formerly known as Titus, formerly known as The One and Only Titus, formerly known as Titus the Great Predictor, formerly known as Titus the Great, formerly known as Tom Titus Jones (and I’m sure I’ve left mout more than a couple) is now going by Caeser? You do realize how much this is hurting your credibility. You’re better off finding one personalitiy and sticking to it. Otherwise, it could lead some of us to believe that you are using other aliases that we are unaware of…

  322. By Nicholas on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    OK..what we REALLY need to do is give BROOKS BOLLINGER a call. He will have us playoff bound next season. LMFAO!

  323. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

  324. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I want you guys to take a look at this Video up above. This dude is a heck of a linebacker. Now because the Vikings signed him I dont think we need a LB from free agent or in draft. We have solved our LB.

  325. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

  326. By Parody on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    No offense Larson, but Solomon is likely to provide a big disappointment if you feel he solves our LB questions. He played great in the CFL. That’s like finding a gold medalist in the special olympics and expecting him to out-perform Olympic atheletes. I know that’s an extreme comparison, and Soloman has a chance to do well at the next level, but I won’t be holding my breath. I expect him to spend next season trying to prove that he deserves to be added to the 53-man roster after an injury to someone else who’s already there. But we’ll see how he does in 2 or 3 years.

  327. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Now we have good Tight End. Ruduloph, Daniel Hardy Jr and Shinacoe. TE is out of order for the Draft or Free Agent. Now for Linebackers, we have Chad Greenway, Erin Henderson, Erin Henderson, and Solomon Elimimian, we can try and see if we can pick up 6th or 7th round draft for a backup linebackers.

  328. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

  329. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Kris Adams, WR for UTEP. He is tied 7th best consectives recpetions in FBS history. He could be a great addition for the Vikings WRs. He will be playing for Camarillo’s spot or might as well taking over Michael Jenkins position.

  330. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    To tell you the truth I think G Chris DeGeare is a good Offense Guard. We cut him because he was injured before the off season begin. He is a great addition even though we drafted him 5th round pick from Wake Forest. I have faith in him that he will be a better OG than Herrera.

  331. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

  332. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Reggie Jones DB. He looks lot better than Asher Allen. That means if we start him and put Asher Allen as a backup. He reminds me of steeler’s DB Pamoulu (spelling) with his big afro hair and hitting the players like they are supposed to. He reads the play alot better than Asher Allen.

  333. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Not to worry, Parody, you pretty much have me covered– I am usually obvious with my identity and stick with one for a while. Seriously, can you not tell that Titus the great and Tom Titus Jones have some resemblance? And Titus was a Caesar, so is that such a stretch to interchange those names? In fact, Titus was called Caesar once he took the throne. So, I don’t see any deception.

  334. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

  335. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Kerry Taylor WR is also a heck of a WR. He is not afraid to catch the ball anywhere on the DB field. That will help the DB double coverage off of Harvin while we have 3 good WR. Now I dont think we need to grab WR from free agency or draft. We have got all good WR corps

  336. By Caesar on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    What, is this YouTube or Vikings.com? Larson, you figured out how to post videos?

  337. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I am finding all the positive players that people has observed these players that we have on our roster. These are the players that will succeed this fall. With our new OLine we will be hearing these names up above that they will help us carry the team to the play off centention.

  338. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    I understand that the Vikings needs OLine through draft but I dont think we need to pick number 3, USC Khali when we can pick a better OLine down in the road in 2nd or 3rd round. We need to pick up at least 1 best CB to start with which is either Morris Claiborne CB (LSU) or Dre Kirkpatrick CB (Alabama) and then in 2nd round we can start focusing on drafting a LT, RG, RT. Pick these 2 OLine and then find a top DT somewhere along the line and then find a RB that can help back up for these 2 injuried RB that we have. For the last couple rounds in the draft we can pick up WR or stick with some more defense back, or DE, maybe linebacker. That will be a perfect team to start the season of 2012.

  339. By LarsonFamily on Feb 7, 2012 | Reply

    Agreed?

  340. By Spencer on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    And yea I do agree with you Larson on the Desean Jackson thing. But I disagree with you saying Justin Blackmon is like a Randy Moss. Hes more of a Hakeem Nick, Crabtree, or Dez Bryant type of player.

  341. By sandiamond on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    It doesn’t matter spencer because Blackmon is almost sure to in the running for ROY award next season. We just a need a 6-4/6-5 guy for the end zone. lIke jeff fuller, tommy streeter or chase shezlins

  342. By Viking33 on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t get to excited about Solomon – he was a Detroit Lion that didn’t make it before he went to OH CANADA. Sometimes that second chance will give someone more determination and resolve, lets hope he is that guy. If he isn’t that guy though, he will be a back up LB and a Special Teamer.

  343. By Viking33 on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    I am a big fan of Blackmon – you don’t need to draft a 6’4″-6’5″ guy because Blackmon plays bigger than them anyways.

  344. By sandiamond on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    rd1 morris claiborne cb
    rd2 juron criner wr
    rd3 brandon mosley left ot
    rd4 brandon thompson dt
    rd5 trenton robinson fs
    rd6 lost to washington(mcnabb)
    rd7 desmond wynn og
    rd7 from new england matt daniels ss

    latest draftteck cmd vikings draft. the computer agrees with fred jones?hmmmm

  345. By Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Yea stop the solomon hye. He was brought in to replace onatalu on special teams

    we need curtis lofton at MLB

  346. By Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond … yea Im thinking big money on MLB Curtis Lofton. Think about this though EJ made close to 5 million last year so the hit wont be as big as it seems. Lofton will probably demand an 8 million deal but thats only 3 million more than what EJ cost us and Lofton is 6 years younger and is better in coverage.

    Lofton ………. 25yo … 16 games … 147 tackles … 1 sack … 7 PDef … 2 INT … 1FF

    Henderson … 31yo … 14 games … 109 tackles … 2 sacks … 3 PDef … 3FF

  347. By Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    BTW I dont mean “stop the hype” perse … its just me saying I dont agree. Solomon could be good and it would be nice to see him excel

  348. By Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    FA 1 ——– MLB Curtis Lofton

    Draft pick 1 – LT Matt Kalil

    FA 2 ——– SS Tyvon Branch

    Draft pick 2 – CB Chase Minniefield

    FA 3 ——— WR Laurent Robinson

    Draft pick 3 – DT Alameda Ta’amu

    FA 4 ——— OLB Erin Henderson

    Draft Pick 4 – WR Marvin McNutt

    FA 5 ——— FS Hussein Abdullah

    Draft Pick 5 – DB

    Draft pick 6 – OL

    then whatever else IDK

  349. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Wow.

  350. By Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    LOL

  351. By Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger Shawn on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    did i win?

  352. By Parody on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Viking33 – Solomon never had anything to do with the Detroit Lions. After failing to impress in two preseason games his rookie year, Solomon was dropped from the Bills. He then signed with the British Columbia Lions of the CFL. His production in the CFL has led some to believe that he can immediately display similar production at the NFL level. However, I believe that he has a lot of improving to do before he even gets good enough to join the 53-man roster.

  353. By Piggy™ on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

  354. By Todd on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings have a history of bringing in veteran upper level QBs. – Archie Manning, Favre, McNabb, etc. It is not far-fetched for them to consider this. And Ponder would be a fool not to want to learn from Peyton. I doubt that it may come to pass but it would be cool and helpful. You have seen how Peyton helped a mediocre team as Indy. I believe our team is above average in talent. I’m not so sure about the coaching yet. But Peyton would certainly elevate things more than any other acquisition we could make. So it would really be a no-brainer.

  355. By Superious Glorificationus Confuscious Arewegettingboredyetus Parody on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Is there nothing better to do on this site now than to create long sensèless user names?

  356. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Excuse me, Parody?

  357. By Spencer Is The Most Awesome Person Ever!! on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    i WIN?

  358. By You're excused. But it's still senseless. Whatever floats your boat though... on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    ^

  359. By I still don't get it. What's the competition? on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    ?

  360. By VegasVike on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    The only QB to put a team on his shoulders and win was Brett Favre. Everybody criticizes Favre for his mistakes but we would have never gotten to the conference game without him. That’s how a QB has to play when the rest of the team is weak like the Vikes. Most can’t though.

  361. By I think we need to take Kalil in round 1 and bring in curtis lofton as a FA MLB on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn

  362. By DRS on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1037909-breaking-down-free-agent-targets-for-every-nfc-north-team

    In the NFC North, the Packers probably have the most decisions to make regarding free agents on their own roster. The Vikings certainly have the most gaps to fill, but all four teams have needs that they must address.

    Starting with Minnesota, aside from Percy Harvin, the Vikings need a total boost at wide receiver, but it would be no surprise to see them take a wideout in the first round. Along with receiver the Vikings whole secondary could help, as well as the offensive lines. These two positions should definitely be addressed in free agency.

  363. By sandiamond on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    I see the logic behind it and Lofton could turn out to be winner for our defense. I just believe the staff will go with Brinkley and sign a 4-5 rounder olb/inb interchange backup then try to sign Erin cheap

  364. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Favre’s play was of epic proportions

  365. By DRS on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/new-plan-for-vikings-stadium-would-tuck-into-spot-next-to-metrodome/2012/02/06/gIQA1eJAuQ_story.html

    New plan for Vikings stadium would build on parking lot next to Metrodome

    Bad ideal in my opinion, less parking for years to come, no tailgating, and the hassle of getting to and from that stinking dome while the new stadium is built. Why is Minneapolis given time to come up with a plan wile Shakopee and the rest are shut out? Smells of dirty politics to me, foul on them!!!

  366. By DRS on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Bye for now

  367. By sandiamond on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    wowsa! extra draft picks
    losing Rice,Edwards,Leber without any major signings is indicating three picks

    3rd rice
    4th edwards
    7th additional
    total of ten
    third round 2 picks
    fourth round 2 picks
    fifth round 1 pick
    sixth round 0 pick
    seventh round 3 picks

    If this holds true, stay tuned next month

  368. By Shawn on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond … is that set in stone ?

  369. By sandiamond on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    not until after the winter meetings. The coaching staff has said ten picks so I guess this is one of the best cases. holy cow we wouldn’t need to trade down

  370. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    This team needs a true Safety. Not a Cornerback. OLine, DLinemen, field stretching Receiver, all around Linebacker not some1 who can only play against the run, and a true Safety as i just said before even thinking about getting a cornerback.

    By OLine i mean a Left Tackle, Left Guard, Center, Right Guard, and Right Tackle. and by DLinemen a mean a stout Defensive Tackle and another great Defensive End who can actually take advantage of 1-on-1 blocking that results from all those double teams Jared Allen gets. ALL of those positions are needed b4 we get yet ANOTHER Cornerback.

    Unless Winfield is moved to safety which i dont see happening and if it does happen will not be a long term solution, This team needs a Safety.

    Lets not play dumb and act like the CB position was the problem this year. The DLine coach got fired for a reason.

  371. By Tony D on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    I really don’t think the Vikes are far at all from a playoff run. Ponder came in totally raw with no off season whatsoever and showed some talent. Also, i think a lot of his dumb throws / decisions may have been due to him just trying to make something happen. A year can be a huge difference. Give him an improved line, a receiver that can get a little separation and tweak the D secondary and the other weapons will be even better (i.e. A.P., Garhart, Harvin, Rudolph etc., and the other defensive standouts). It all comes down to what we do with that 3rd pick….

  372. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    The offense is 3 players away from being an elite offense. The defense is a different story. There are holes everywhere on defense. IMO i would rather get those 3 players(WR,LT,RG) first so that the team can focus on nothing but building up that defense.

  373. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    #3 pick should be either LT Kalil, WR Blackmon, DE Coples, or if we trade back Coples if hes still available if not than LT Reiff

  374. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with Tony D. We will be in contention for the playoffs this year with the right moves. Our schedule appears– appears I say– light and we should win most of our home games with a good O line to keep Ponder standing.

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO))))))))))))))))))))))

  375. By Shawn on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    “People” say that Charlie Johnson would be better at guard. By “People” I mean Viking people … so taking Kalil with the first pick could equal getting 2 new starters on OL

    Herrera and Loadholt going into contract years should bring out the best in them … so who knows. Could we have 2 x 1,000 yard rushers next season ?

    Will Ponder be able to stand in the pocket ? It could be interesting but it all starts with getting Kalil or Reiff in round 1

  376. By Shawn on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    wait just a minute …. the media has tricked me. Chrlie Johnson would be a better guard than tackle? duh it would be impossible to be worse ….

  377. By Jeremy on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    First I have to start off with Manning has 3-4 solid years left. There is no question if he is cleared an healthy, like any other person Ponder included(Hip, Concussions, etc) The difference Manning is ELITE. Ponder is just a rookie. Indy in my opinion has been spoiled silly with peyton. Our team right now has the players with additions of the draft this year to make a legit push again for the Super Bowl. Ponder is 3-4 years away from being elite if he ever even become elite. AP, jared Allen etc, all only have like 4 year windows of elite status. This move makes even more sense than the Farve move. Ponder can literally learn from the best. Get some time to recover from his concussions and his fragile frame. We can draft kahlil for protection or blackmon for a weapon. Mark my words Vikings are not a playoff team for the next 2 years with Ponder at the helm unless they do some serious free agent additions. Just look at are division let alone the rest of the NFC teams.

    Manning is more than a Favre add. Favre was a 1-2 year add and we all knew that. Manning is 2-5 year add lotta QBs can play til there 40s with success. Favre, Elway, Marino, Moon etc.

    Bottom line Ponder is not ready, and to get a Class act like Manning to groom him and run the show for a few years is super smart.

  378. By Jeremy on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    I wanted to add one this to my getting Manning claim and people thinking you draft Kahlil being so smart.

    Cleveland drafted Joe thomas pro-bowl OT, then follow that up by drafting a pro-bowl corner in Joe Haden. Guess what cleveland doesn’t have. ummmm yup QUARTERBACK!!.

    Same with The Dolphins Jake Long didn’t turn them into a great team.

    First and For most if you wanna be good in this league you need an ELITE QB or…..you must have an all-world Defense. Like when the Ravens won it all and the Buccaneers.

    We need Manning.

  379. By stephen on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    here is what i think the vikes should do this off-season, and i think it would be the best for them. first up
    free agency:
    i think they should pick up steve johnson, pierre garcon, and laron landry. that is the least that i think that they should pick up.
    draft:
    i think that they should see what they can get for the 3rd over all pick from the redskins or the browns, then once its their pick again, take a LT, then with they either other 1st or 2nd rounds take the OG from Iowa St. then with the other 2nd round take the corner from Iowa St. then in the 3rd and 4th take a NT and a Safety.
    i think that those moves would do the best to cover the GAPPING holes we have in our team.
    i also dont think that getting peyton would be the best, i think that ponder is ready enough and if they are wanting to move forward in rebuilding then they shouldnt take it in another direction

  380. By Carl K on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    IMO the Vikings are not bad at WR. I know we only have 2 WR currently on our roster with NFL expereince but think about this.

    Michael Jenkins has been very consistent in his career.
    2007 to 2009 was his best years and he caught 53, 50, 50 respectfully.
    In 2011 he started the year as our #3 WR behind Berrian and Harvin.
    If Jenkins had started the year as our true #1 WR and had he been able to stay healthy at the end of the year… he easily could have had his best year of his career.

    If you add some of Berrian’s catches and some of Aromashodu’s totals to Jenkin’s, he could have had over 60 receptions if he would have stayed healthy.

    Now take into consideration that we had a new system, QBs and not much camp and preseason time… plus add in the fact that Harvin and AP are our go to weapons, and I would say we can’t ask for too much more from Jenkins. (other than to stayhealthy)

    Now think about this:
    Joe Webb was ranked 140 overall and the #16 WR prospect in the 2010 draft.

    Can you imagine where Joe would have been ranked had he played WR for Oklahoma State or USC or even if he had just continued to play WR as a junior and senior? He is bigger an faster than Blackmon. IMO, Webb would have been a first round WR talent had he played WR in at a major program.

    Havin, Jenkins, Webb and draft Joe Adams and we are dangerous at WR and we also become explosive in the return game.

  381. By Spencer on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Webb will never be a good WR. Can we please just give that a rest?

  382. By Shawn on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Carl K … I agree. Michael Jenkins played pretty well. I also agree about Joe Webb at WR

    Jow Webb has all the tools to be a WR … Size and speed. I think he is better than Aromashaadu right now and I havent even seen Webb at WR yet.

    but i think what all of the fans want is a Calvin Johnson / Fitzgerald / Moss type and Webb is not that … yet and might never be because he seems to be needed at QB too much.

    I think WR depth would be very good with

    WR1 – Jenkins
    WR2- Webb
    Slot- Percy

    could you imagine the speed we’d have with Peterson, harvin, and webb on the field together WOW

  383. By Shawn on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Luckily we have an offseason so maybe Webb will have time to learn the WR position … at least teach him 3 routes for spot duty

  384. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Jeremy does make one stop and ponder the idea of Manning.

  385. By Shawn on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Jeremy heres a breakdown of rookie QB seasons

    Peyton Manning … 326-575 = 56.7% completions … 3,739 yards … 26TD-28INT… 71.2 QB Rating

    Eli Manning … 95-197 = 48.2% completions … 1,043 yards … 9TD-13INT … 55.4 QB Rating

    Chr1stian Ponder … 158-291 = 54.3% completions … 1,853 yards … 13TD-13INT … 70.1 QB Rating

    =

    We dont need Peyton Manning = We have Chr1stian Ponder

  386. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    I am with Jeremy– bring in Peyton.

  387. By Spencer on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Forget Peyton..

  388. By sandiamond on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    not the problem spencer. Webb is our #2 QB. receivers get injuried/spanked sometimes which means no way in heck to have Webb at WR

  389. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, if we could get Brees of Brady, would you support such an acquisition?

  390. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    sorry should read Brees or Brady

  391. By Shawn on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Whos Peyton Manning? Does he MLB? CB? LT? RG? SS? FS? RT? DT? WR? If not we dont need him …

  392. By dumber on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    The Wobs buzz is very loud here… No, he will not play here, if he still has a head on his shoulders. I will bet against it Mike, are you in the betting mood?

    Vikings should be in total rebuild mode… Not thinking they have one more piece or two… Draft the best QB, then trade in season for future picks when someone looses theirs who is on the way to the playoffs. The lowered payroll should be the first priority. Think very long term. Get lots of high round picks for trades of QBs to teams in need, then gets lots of good beasts with lots of 1st and second round picks. I know it seems dumber but draft the best QB, and then get what beasts are left. Patience packman.

  393. By Spencer on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus

    I would take Brees or Brady in a heartbeat.

  394. By vikesfansteve on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Interesting but you are wrong about 1 thing in your response to the letter. If the Vikings had won the Super Bowl the year they went 12-4 they would have a new stadium no doubt. The INT, then the subsequent short kickoff allowing the saints to need only 35 yds to win the game ended the season on such a sour note the Vikings are still trying to recover.

  395. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    vikingsfansteve– you hit the nail on the head, baby. Mike W.’s logic on the stadium issue was very poorly thought out. I said that earlier in this blog.

  396. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    So Spencer, why not Manning? Is it because of his injury?

  397. By Spencer on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Yes, thats pretty much it.

  398. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, a neck is a serious piece of anatomy.

  399. By Spencer on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    And we have to account for the fact that there will be rust. He hasnt played a single game in over a year. When Micheal Vick came back it took him a full season under McNabb to get his legs right. So its safe to assume the same will most likely go with Peyton Manning.

  400. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    That I disagree with Spencer– work in the off season and a few reps in training camp and Peyton would be good to go. Vick was gone for several years and had never been disciplined in his work ethic. Peyton is a Superbowl champeeen with a lot more experience than Vick ever had. Nope, Titus disagrees.

  401. By Spencer on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    But at the end of the day, right now- can he even throw a football?

  402. By Shawn on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Spence is right. Spence 7 Titus 3

  403. By Spencer on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, I believe you mean:

    Spencer: 7, Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus: 3

  404. By Shawn on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    hahahahha yes Spence your the greatest blogger ever

  405. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Well, Spencer may have beat me this once.

  406. By Spencer on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Finally, I have slayed the great Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus.

  407. By Shawn on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    LOL … that was easy Titus. To stir the blog you got hang in there a little longer and throw in some crazies and nutso’s. Maybe question his football IQ and throw some links up.

  408. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming!!!

  409. By Spencer on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    My football knowledge is on a level you cant comprehend Shawn.

  410. By Shawn on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    and in case you didnt know i was in pure sarcasm mode 2 and 3 posts ago.

    Would Peyton be an upgrade ? Maybe but at what cost ? and I truly am tired of the QB graveyard. Im excited to see Ponder grow. For better or worse Im on the Ponder bandwagon for at least 2 more seasons.

    Growing up watching the Vikings I always wanted to see a top rusher in purple then we got Peterson.

    Now I just want to see a career Viking QB. I hope its Ponder.

  411. By Shawn on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Spence when I was 12 I was at your level. So I can comprehend … even though it a distant faint memory of how little I knew.

  412. By Viking-ology on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    What’s up with the name-Caeser salad with vegetable and asparagus-tus…whaat!

  413. By nyvikesfan on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    While the prospect of Peyton playing for the Vikes is interesting, the sight of C.P. running from the opposing defensive rush (see, we need O. Line help), I think Peyton would get killed with our lack of ability to protect the QB.

  414. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, I thought you were 12. What? You mean you’re older than me?

  415. By Shawn on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    shhh

  416. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Peyton would definitely be purple as a Viking.

  417. By Spencer on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Well im off for the night. Bless you all.

  418. By Viking-ology on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder needs to play the entire season knowing he is the #1 QB. He does not need to learn from anyone. He just needs to keep playing and improving.

  419. By Viking-ology on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Rome wasn’t built in a day, and great QB’s need time to develop.

  420. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    I think that is best Viking-ology– give him the supporting cast and let him improve. On the other hand, we have some vets that don’t have but a few years tops– we need to get to the big game.

  421. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

  422. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    sorry for the music

  423. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    I would not put it past the Wilfs to bring in Peyton, though. Zygi seems very compulsive.

  424. By Viking-ology on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Patience is a virture-Let Ponder get a year under his belt before you (whoever you may be) throw him under the bus.

  425. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    In Rome, we play to win.

  426. By Viking-ology on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Remember TFCVA-The new GM calls all the shots now. Zigi does not have enough football sense to make critical personnel decisions, hopefully Speilman will do good for us.

  427. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Hey rice your amazing. it must be sooooooo hard to catch those perfectly thrown ball$

  428. By Viking-ology on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    I think FA will be BIG for the Vikes.

  429. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Vikingology, just call me Titus. I agree– Zygi is like a big kid who wants the glamour of owning the team, but he should not meddle with operations.

  430. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman is a personnel genius.

  431. By big e on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    i was just reading some comments on the new stadium well what i would like to see would for the vikings to blow the roof off, the heck with the dome and be a outdoors team again and get back to being the kick ass team we use be before they domed them in. football is meant to be played outdoors in the elements not in a cozy little dome. get back outside vikes and get back to some woop assing again.all you viking fans in minnesota should speak up and tell them you want the old ways back. outside where football belongs. let the arena league play in the domes . go vikings

  432. By Viking-ology on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    If Speilman plays it right in FA and the draft, I see no reason why we can’t be in contention for a playoff spot…granted, the coaching staff needs to do their part, and the players need to execute, oh ya, and I guess I should reiterate the fact that we need a new stadium, but hey, this is a brand new season now and I reserve the right to be cautiously optomistic!

  433. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    IN SPIELMAN I TRUST!!!!

    GOODNIGHT VIKINGS FAITHFUL!!!!!!!!!

  434. By Shawn on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Cris Carter is the Greatest ever …. if you want to argue Rice ok but I think CC was the best. CC didnt have 2 hall of fame QBs throwing pa’sses to him

  435. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    Right now, we are 16-0.

  436. By DRS on Feb 8, 2012 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1056288-the-minnesota-vikings-definitive-offseason-shopping-list?

    utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=minnesota-vikings#/articles/1056288-the-minnesota-vikings-definitive-offseason-shopping-list

    The Minnesota Vikings are approaching one of the most intriguing offseasons for the franchise. After tying for the worst record in team history, they have the third pick in the 2012 NFL draft, their highest since 1968.

    The Vikings finished with the 31st scoring defense in the NFL, giving up an average of 28.1 points per game—only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave up more points.

    To say the Vikings need to make some improvements on defense is an understatement. They need to improve at defensive tackle, linebacker, cornerback and safety.

  437. By Carl K on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Sandimond- would you have a problem if the Vikings resigned Sage and drafted Russell Wilson.

    Just because I think we should move Webb to WR, doesn’t mean he will never ever be able to play QB for us if we need him.

    Looking at him at WR doesn’t mean he will forget how to play QB!!!
    WEBB HOLDING A CLIP BOARD IS UNACCEPTABLE!
    WEBB HOLDING A CLIP BOARD IS UNACCEPTABLE!
    WEBB HOLDING A CLIP BOARD IS UNACCEPTABLE!
    WEBB HOLDING A CLIP BOARD IS UNACCEPTABLE!
    WEBB HOLDING A CLIP BOARD IS UNACCEPTABLE!

  438. By sandiamond on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Larson there are no draft starting left tackles beyond the second round. It takes a very_ unique skill for this position in the nfl. Therefore we can’t roll the dice with a project player in the 4th round, etc

    Kirkpatrick has been cleared of charges. Case was dropped completely by the bradenton police on Feb2. I’m all for obtaining Dre in the draft, hes 6’3 and we need to move away from the waterbug corners somewhat

  439. By Rocksalt on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Agreed, Carl K

  440. By sandiamond on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    That’s an idea Carl. It wouldn’t surpise me if we selected one of those senior bowl qb’s late in the draft. Along as Joe is 3rd or 4th on the qb depth chart he should be allowed/recommened with the green light to compete for a wr slot

  441. By TacoSalad on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    BROOKS BOLLINGER to Minnesota…bring him back!! He will get us back to back superbowls!!

  442. By SA JO VIK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder sucks it say it all! We need p.manning or l.james!!

  443. By SA JO VIK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Tricherdson and peterson that would be dope!!

  444. By sandiamond on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    club was rented by Mr. Kraft, if any of the patriot players wanted to attend that night. only thing i would question is the ankle after the pounding it had on Sunday along with the dancing in NO pain (drunk)

  445. By Viking33 on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    @ Parody – My apologies for mixing up the Solomon thing – Bills or Lions though = same difference. I hope that he is good, I always hope they are good, but I thought Manny was good to….and we all know where that is at.

  446. By 61vikings on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Anytime you can get an elite player you should pursue it!! Honestly, I think the asking price will be to much for the Vikes to even consider Peyton Manning!! The thought of Brett Favre ever being a Viking, sicken me because he played for the hated Packers, but he was an elite player that could help us immediately and he made everyone around him that much better!! Peyton Manning can do the same thing here!! You can still keep Ponder, let him sit for 3-4 years and learn from a HOF player!! The Vikes made to the NFC championship game because of Brett Favre, Peyton Manning can do the same!!!

  447. By Viking33 on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe we could draft all RB’s and WR’s and then play them at OL and DL too? What do all these teams have these good Lines for anyways?? It is not necessary at all – Lets get Peyton – he can be our main QB, he can throw it to Harvin,Webb,Ponder,Blackmon, hand it off to AP, Richardson, Harvin, Gearen, King, Booker. Draft a couple more TE’s and then all Skill Players can take turns playing the OL…..it would be Revo……(wait for it) …….lutionary!!

    Um – or we could just get some Linemen – Just saying.

  448. By Shawn on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Will one of you people talking about drafting a RB explain your thinking to me? I can see a 3rd down Chester Taylor type for blocking purposes … is that what you mean?

    If you are talking about a blocking back you dont draft those. 9x out of 10 rookie RBs are not good in pass protection … it would be better to call Chester Taylor

  449. By Andre on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    i think the idea for manning is well thought out plan but paunder is too far behind joe webb with consistansy and evrything look at the stats an youll see that paunder threw twice as much more interseptions than touchdowns and webb only 3 in his career. webb had a beter passer raiting and compleation rating. he also sparks the team to want to win an also has a better winning percentage than paunder. Also before i go on if you watch webb you see a hall of famer like cunningham. when you see paunder you can only see a three year pro bowler like jake plummer. i dont see any favre in him that all these anylist say there is none at all. Our drafting situation i think we should focus on our back feild more than our offencive line cuz we gave up the most passing yard in the leage now for the last 3 years. um windfield is the only good back besides staford we need to draft claborn more than anything he can persue the pass and run better than our current backs now. if we decide to keep cook that would be a good one two punch between the two cook and claborn with windfield. our oline draft can wait for the second round. also WR we need a vetrin in there to help the team and young guys out so i thing grabbing TO from free agency would be a nice step to go cuz moss didnt stay too long to help out our talented WR in development. our dumb couch at the time waved him for no reason what so ever. also TO has not declined in performance even though his stint in Cincy may say other wise but he was the leading reciver there with yards and receptions and also TDs. id like to see a 2 yr contract for him to help develop the others. Harvin is prity good just by himself he does not need too much couching by a vetrin cuz he clicked in right way just fine in the NFL. Toby needs a bit more work at tail back if he wants to be in 3rd down situations i rly like the idea of tayor comeing back to the vikings organization he did wonders for us on third downs.

  450. By Shawn on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Who is paunder? WOW Titus is Andre one of your students?

  451. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Could be Shawn– but that post needs some white space– break it up so it is readable– I read one line and stopped.

  452. By Viking33 on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Ya – I got through 2 lines and then tried to skim through it until I saw “get TO” and then I was done.

  453. By Shawn on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Viking Free Agent round up …

    http://thevikingage.com/2012/02/09/vikings-free-agent-roundup/

  454. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Heck, Joe Montana is only 50– I bet he can still play.

  455. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    My bad– he is 55. Maybe we better stick with Ponder.

  456. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Manning might go to Washington.

  457. By KylePearson on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings needs:

    1.CB our division is pass happy we need to improve the secondary and winfield will help teach safeties!
    2. WR a deep threat alshon jeffreys is huge if he falls to 35th pick or pick up one of those big names in free agency (BOWE or V. JACKSON) look what Sidney Rice did for our offense!
    3. OL you can always find one in free agency and we have 12 on the roster anyways someone will step up
    4. another QB like a Kellen Moore in (late round) to compete with Ponder next year, Webb is done we need another QB to compete with ponder
    5. S like George Illoka big safety who has 4 years of experience at the college level.

  458. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    LT, RG, DT, DE, LB, SS, FS, WR are all positions of need before this team get yet another cornerback.

  459. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    A cornerback should be obtained in free agency not the draft.

  460. By sandiamond on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    we are all waiting with our arms wide open. what if none(cb’s) come this way and cook goes to jail? roll with what we had last year GDP? lol

  461. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    One of the main reasons the Giants beat the Packers in the playoffs is because of that amazing pass rush the Giants had. The secondary almost cost them the game, but arrant throws by Rodgers which was a result of that pass rush, was the main reason why the packers offense was thrown off its game. we DONT need another cornerback we need another Defensive End who can actually pressure the QB opposite of Jared Allen. In a cover 2 defense the DLine is the most important part of the defense. I hate seeing the opposing QB have all the time in the world to pick out the soft part of our weak A$$ zone defense. Another cornerback is not going to change that!

  462. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    examples of cover 2 defenses that worked in the past:

    2006 colts lets see they had dwight freeney and robert mathis.

    2002 bucs. on their DLine they had Warren Sapp, Anthony McFarland, and Simeon Rice

    Heck look at the 2010 bears with julius peppers and tommie harris and israel idonije isnt a bad player at all Id rather have him than brian robison

  463. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    We want to bring in these guys who are used to playing Man-to-Man and we are expecting them to play zone all day? We are just setting ourselves up for failure right there

  464. By sandiamond on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    other versions of the cover2 in the nfl have 1 shutdown corner to take away that 1 major threat. guess what they work!

  465. By sandiamond on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    note to Spielman: look at any Giant free agent player very closely especially on the defensive side of the ball

  466. By Shawn on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    @GrandDaddyPurp … your forgetting MLB Derrick Brooks on the Buccs Defense

    The Bears run a cover 2 and they have a good defense when Urlacher is healthy

    you also forgot .. SS John Lynch for the Buccs and SS Bob Sanders for teh Colts

  467. By Shawn on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    I dissagree 100% with CB is a must in FA and not the draft. The teams that drafted good corners are endless.

    CB should be addressed in the draft and possibly FA …

    GrandDaddyPurp … the bears have had a couple solid safeties as well

    MLB and Safeties are very important in a cover 2 … wow cant believe Im trying to explain its a team game again

  468. By Viking33 on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    That push up the middle from the Giants is where it is at – heck they have 4 solid D-Ends that come in and play on passing situations. Line Pressure = Better Pass Coverage. It is the fastest way to fix any Defense in any sport, from the inside out.

  469. By Viking33 on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    The Bears have a better LB core than the Vikings – that is also a need we have. Remember Urlacher played SS in college – he is nothing more than a huge Safety. If anyone says he is a force in the run game – I might throw up.

  470. By Viking33 on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Every Defense is a three tier system in Football – Front Line – Middle Line and the Last line of Defense. You want to stop them from getting to the Last Line of Defense – that is the key to a Good Defense. The reason we gave up so many big plays this season is we couldn’t get enough pressure to stop teams from doing it.

  471. By Viking33 on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    I wouldn’t care if we didn’t get a CB at all – focus more on DL LB and Safeties. That and improve our OL = better team.

  472. By Shawn on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    V33 … if the game was all about pressure the Vikings would be super bowl champs. Vikings were #1 in sacks. It impossible to be better than #1

    The problem is clearly the secondary. If they could cover anyone at all could you imagine the amount of sacks we’d have?

  473. By Shawn on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    V33 for the Record I agree about the a better OL making everyone look better including AP … Percy … Michael Jenkins … Rudolph

    Ponder cant run an offense if he’s forced to run everytime

    Priorities

    1- LT
    2- MLB
    3- SS
    4- CB
    5- G ( i dont know who is worse)
    6- WR
    7- Erin Henderson
    8- Hussein Abdullah

  474. By Spencer on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Why doesnt Winfield want to play SS?

  475. By Viking33 on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    @ Shawn – the point was there is more to Pass Coverage than a CB. A Sack a Day don’t keep the big plays at Bay(That is the closest I could get to an apple a day…..blah blah blah) Pressure is different than sacks, you know that. We have no push up the middle – Kevin Williams flashed a little this year towards the end of the year, but for the most part there was no middle pressure all year.

    If you watched closely, especially at the end of the games, in the Super Bowl and the Giants / GB game you see they are bringing pressure up the gut – so the QB cannot ignore that it is there. That is the kind of presssure you need against passing teams like GB and the Patriots. It wasn’t even a guy breaking free up the middle, they were just pushing the Center and Gaurds back into the QB.

    Leading the league in sacks and in sucking at Defense…..it is truly a dubious honor. Solid front 4 = not sucking at Defense, and then lead the league in sacks and maybe, just maybe we will have a Defensively Player of the Year Award to go with it.

  476. By Viking33 on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    I would forfeit the Tackles start there on the OLine – I don’t want to see Charlie Johnson or Loadholt anymore – and secretly Ponder doesn’t either. Ya….he told me so, or a guy who know a guy that is freinds with a cousin of Ponders niece said so….really, no lie.

  477. By Viking33 on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    D-a-m-n those rumors – how do they get started anyways,

  478. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    @ Shawn one thing those defenses had in common is a saftey, Bob Sanders and John Lynch. That is why i feel drafting a safety is more important and fills a bigger need than drafting a cornerback. Those defenses had Linebackers as you pointed out, which is why i feel and have been stressing that LB is a more important position that needs filled than getting a cornerback. You also said the defenses had at least 1 shut down corner, we potentially have 2 in chris cook, pending his situation, and in antione winfield. They also had a great DLine which is also why i feel getting a DT and/or DE would also be filling a bigger need than a cornerback. Im not saying we dont need a cornerback. Im saying there are other positions on the defense we should look at before we draft or shop for a corner

    Obviously this would change entirely if Winfield were to move to safety.

  479. By Parody on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    I disagree with that a bit GDP. Leslie has it right. Until we learn otherwise, the team needs to plan for a future that does not include Chris Cook. That means that we need at least 1 more high profile CB, whether that’s through free agency or the draft.

  480. By Shawn on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Nobody should put any trust or hope in Chris Cook. t would be like not going to work because you think you will win the lottery. Those who dont remeber their past are doomed to repeat it. We need to have a plan that doesnt include Chris Cook.

  481. By Carl K on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    I would say SS is a must in the first 4 rounds of the draft or FA.
    Hussian Abdullah (if resigned) and Mistral Raymond at FS… we will be OK.

    If we can’t land SS Tyvon Branch in FA… this is my draft
    LT – Matt Kalil
    CB- Chase Minnifield or Stephen Gilmore
    SS – Antonio Allen (if we land Tyvon than I would go DT Marcus Forston or ILB)
    WR – Joe Adams
    ILB – James Michael Johnson
    QB – Russell Wilson or BJ Coleman (move Webb to WR)
    CB – Asa Jackson

  482. By Viking33 on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Watching the Pro AM – Romo should stick to Golf, he is pretty good and there is no Fumbling the Hold on a Kick to worry about.

  483. By NovaScotiaVike on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    Plus he can wear his gay little berets and look like everyone else.

  484. By Frederick Jones on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    PEYTON in Minnesota???

  485. By Frederick Jones on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    The obvious question is……..

  486. By Frederick Jones on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    …can Peyton Manning play OFFENSIVE LINE???

    WELL, he is 6’5″ and probably has gained a few pounds with the injury.

    6’5″ and 250′ will not cut it in today’s NFL at an Offensive Line position.

    Could he gain the weight before training camp.

    Yes…but it would be beer bloated pounds.

    So……………..NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONnNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNnnnnnOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo !!!

  487. By Frederick Jones on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  488. By Frederick Jones on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    We have two qbs. If one doesn’t achieve greatness the other will.

    BUT, it depends on the total structure of the Vikings. Manning can’t save the Colts either.

  489. By Shawn on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  490. By Frederick Jones on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    Believe it or not I came up with my idea for making Peyton an Offensive Lineman before seeing your post.

    Great minds think alike!!!

  491. By Shawn on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    i believe it fred

  492. By NoBrainR on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    How many “have been” QB’s have we had (starting with Tarkington) and how many rings do we have? Let Ponder or Webb (prefer Webb) take the reigns.

  493. By Fan since 1968 on Feb 9, 2012 | Reply

    First of all we need a secondary we rank in last place. Then we need a couple of good offensive lineman that can give the qb more than 2 seconds to drop back and throw the ball. QB is running for his life before he can even set up to throw the ball. Our front seven on defense is as good as any in the leauge. we have a lot of great talent own offense if we had a coach that knew how to coach them. Would love to see us get a coach like brian bellick.

  494. By Laura on Feb 10, 2012 | Reply

    Peyton Manning to Minnesota? Ha, that’s a band-aid situation again. I like the thought of bringing in all new, young, fresh players with a lot of gas left and a lot to play for. It may take awhile for us to achieve playoff status, or get back up there in the division, but in the end I think it is worth it.

  495. By Pachendrix on Feb 10, 2012 | Reply

    @NoBrainR You gotta be the dumbest so called Viking fan on the site. Tarkenton is originally a Viking, he was traded to the Giants in 1966 because of some personal issues with the Van Brocklin(our head coach by that time), and then he came back in 1972. And oh by the way he played at an elite level throughout all his career and retired, statistically, the best QB to ever set foot on the football field. So no, Fran was no “has been’, rather an “always was, is and will be”. But yeah, Ponder has to take reigns, and don’t get confused by Webb, is one thing to dominate when the defense has a gameplan for a completely different QB(Ponder), and another to dominate when the defense has a gameplan for you. So even though I love the guy, theres no real proof to even think he’s a better QB than Ponder.

  496. By shadyville4 on Feb 10, 2012 | Reply

    seriously stop thinking about qbs we have two good young ones that will be around for a while focuse on wr as we always have one good one that everyone focuses on and thats why our recieving game is so weak pick up some free agents and then spend money on our d cuz god knows we need it more then anything

  497. By NoBrainR on Feb 10, 2012 | Reply

    Pachendrix, So called viking fan, think not, been one since 1972, the year Fran came back. Fran wasn’t so great when he was there the first time, what, 1 winning season, got better with the giants, and got us to three superbowls when he came back, and how many rings, zip. How many other quarterbacks have we had who came to die there? Moon, Cunningham, George, Mcmahon, Johnson (2nd time there too smarta$$), Favre, McNabb. Tell you what, why not get Donte back, I’m sure he’s still playing. Point is, since you obviously missed it, why get Manning and continue the trend? But no, you’d rather change the subject and call someone dumb. 4Q

  498. By Recon6975 on Feb 10, 2012 | Reply

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not make Minnesota the place where QB’s come to die out!!! Yes Manning is very talented but lets develop the two young QB’s we have already invested time and money into. Draft Blackmon #1 to compliment Harvin and be a great target for Ponder. Work on the O-line and secondary in following rounds and free agency.

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

    @SPENCER, Great Video man,

    As much as Iike Peyton Manning, he has had success mostly because of the people around him.

    He has TIME…even your highlight video makes this obvious.

    He can STEP INTO HIS THROWS. (note to reader: Viking QBs cannot do that!!!)

    His receivers are not only open, they are WIDE OPEN.

    Peyton Manning is a great QB, so was Archie Manning. Yet Archie Manning rarely won in the NFL. WHY?

    FOOTBALL IS A GREAT TEAM GAME.

    40 FOR 60 1969 MN VIKINGS

  500. By fan on Feb 11, 2012 | Reply

    IF, key word IF, Peyton Manning is healthy you go and sign him!!!!!

  501. By Kyle Johnson on Feb 11, 2012 | Reply

    Absolutely not on the Manning issue I have had enough the veteran QB route. Manning will only want to play with a contender which sadly the Vikings will probably not be not only because of the lack of pieces but because of the division. With the Pack, Bears and Lions we could finish 8-8 and still potentially finish last. Stay with Ponder, grit the teeth and rebuild starting with the OL.

  502. By vikesfansteve on Feb 11, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder needs to kick the injury bug. In parts of each of his last 3 seasons. 2 with Florida State & last year with the Vikings, he has been injured. If he can’t stay healthy that could be a reason to look for a different QB also.

  503. By PHILLYviKING on Feb 11, 2012 | Reply

    Now is the time for this so called GM to make a splash and solidify his place in viking history. And it’s simple really, trade AP (I know I know…but doing whats best for the franchise) to the Rams for the #2 pick (they’re trying to unload it anyway). At #2 grab Blackmon and at #3 grab Richardson. BOOM…and then we’re built for the next 10 yrs. Work on defense with the rest of the picks.

  504. By PHILLYviKING on Feb 11, 2012 | Reply

    Defense and Offensive line…

  505. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Feb 11, 2012 | Reply

    Recent ESPN report – Manning’s arm significantly weakened from non-use, also having issues with proprioception and kinesthesia trying to pass to his left.

  506. By Scotyvike on Feb 12, 2012 | Reply

    This is a pathetic sight as can not even see if cmt is posted….Terrible scrning on this blog as well….

  507. By Scotyvike on Feb 12, 2012 | Reply

    Get Peyton I F his arm is 90% or better and draft best WIDE OUT w/ 3rd pick in 1st round !!!! We can get a grt ofeensive line via FA and restore our defense through FA (free agency)..Ponder needs tutoring and AD’s legs are AGEING PEOPLE!!!!!! we have a window and CHILLY sucked the life out of us w/ TJACK and Chilly’s ego..Favre proved that in 2009 P E O P L E !!!!!

  508. By Scotyvike on Feb 12, 2012 | Reply

    IT may all be moot as quite possibly AD,heaven forbid, could be on his last leg,LITERALLY and we missed 2007-2011 seasons because of CHILLY’s EGO and his TJACK EXPERIMENT !!!!!!! Ponder needs some tutoring….See season of 2009 w/ Favre…..Fact , pt made enough said !!!!!

  509. By Scotyvike on Feb 12, 2012 | Reply

    Get Peyton I F his arm is 90% or better and draft best WIDE OUT w/ 3rd pick in 1st round !!!! We can get a grt ofeensive line via FA and restore our defense through FA (free agency)..Ponder needs tutoring and AD’s legs are AGEING PEOPLE!!!!!! we have a window and CHILLY sucked the life out of us w/ TJACK and Chilly’s ego..Favre proved that in 2009 P E O P L E !!!!! We have wasted AD’s legs for 3 seasons now, 2008, 2010 thanx to SYDME Rice , 2011 season.

  510. By Scotyvike on Feb 12, 2012 | Reply

    Peyton has already said he will take $$$SMALL $ w/ an incentive laden deal to get him to $10Million or so and will not need to trade for him as Indy will release him!!! All of this is contingen on FACT that he is HEALTHY and his arm is back to it’s full or 90-95% strength…. No more McNUBB deals FRAZIER and SPIELMAN!!!! You should have this guy was out of shape and not SERIOUS about playing football.. DO not compare FAVRE to McNUBB posters !!!!!

  511. By Vikes Realist on Feb 12, 2012 | Reply

    I think that the Vikings need to look at the BIG picture. They have a problem with the whole roster; the defense is too old, they do not have a long ball threat receiver, the O-Line doesn’t block the greatest (especially tackles) & the QB is a work in progress. Taking a QB with your 1st round pick is risky, so is any position, but in my opinion QB is not your 1st pick. What the Vikings need to do is fire Frazier for playing Peterson against the Redskins. Why play him if you are not going to the playoffs & take the risk of him getting hurt, which happened. Also, the last 3-4 games they should have played less of their starters so they could actually evaluate other players so they know which positions they need to draft, players to obtian in free agency & which players they need to keep. There wasn’t much of a pre-season so this would have been their time to do most of the evaluating. The next thing they should do is once Peterson is healthy, trade him for future draft picks & free agents. I know the whole state of MN just went up in arms, but this is the only way to rebuild quicker than their current path in my opinion & to get quality, young future players in the many holes that need to be filled. However, Peterson’s trade stock went way down when Frazier made the decision to play him & in turn getting hurt.

  512. By spungbob on Feb 13, 2012 | Reply

    I have a solution to this QB problem.
    Trade Pounder for Colts 1st round pick and Payton. Than draft Luck. That way we get two first round picks.

    Now you can have Manning.

  513. By stephen on Feb 13, 2012 | Reply

    what about getting lofton from atl, williams from hou, and stevie johnson frombuf

  514. By Brennan on Feb 13, 2012 | Reply

    yes i agree that manning will increase the fans, will make WRs want to come, and will make the vikings a contender…..i just think other teams will want him more and he wont come to minnesota but i sure hope he does!

    GO VIKES!!!!!

  515. By John on Feb 14, 2012 | Reply

    I thought Peyton’s arm was like a noodle. Because if he was alright wouldn’t the Colts keep him. I don’t really like Ponder and I was right about how much better Webb is. Webb was way better in college and is better now. But, everybody has forgotten about Sage. He is better then both of them. The focus needs to be on one more great DE, depth in the middle of the D line, shutdown CBs, LB depth, great Secondary players, Offensive line depth and WRs, just to begin with.

  516. By drew on Feb 15, 2012 | Reply

    It would be a great deal if we will to take a 14mil pay cut. If we do sign him, sign Regggie Wayne too. Trade our #1 draft pick for the best offer.

  517. By David Visser on Feb 15, 2012 | Reply

    Listen to my ideas i think it could lead to a winning season. Free agency pick up Vincent Jackson and Randy Moss i think he has a lot he wants to prove. We could use some safety’s too. In the draft 1st round Matt Kalil 2nd round Dre Kirkpatrick who might not be there but im starting to think hes going to slip to second round. I think we would have a winning season picking these people up.

  518. By David Visser on Feb 15, 2012 | Reply

    Also start Everson griffen on the other side of allen he is one of the fastest d lineman ive seen in a long time. He is always making plays when i see him in.

  519. By German fan on Feb 16, 2012 | Reply

    They have to convince Brett Favre for another comeback.
    This one year break was enough to rock the league.
    No.4 forever!!!

  520. By shakeitup! on Feb 18, 2012 | Reply

    I think that people think to highly off ponder and I think that webb could be the future of the vikings. I kinda compare him to mike vick with the talent they both have. Webb looked good this year. I really think that he should be giving a shot. Peyton manning is not an option because he is not gonna be the same he was in his prime years, he is good but the vikes are more run based. That is what I think andthey should stick with the young guys.

  521. By Axel Padinger on Feb 19, 2012 | Reply

    I think Peyton Manning joining the Vikings makes sense. He could really teach some things to Ponder, and become the mentor for him that McNabb failed to be. And there’s no doubt he’s substancially superior to that wrecked veteran QB we signed last season that I mentioned before. Manning could also add some spice to the offense even being at the end of his career.
    If this whole thing doesn’t finally work, we should just stick to Ponder and trust him.
    Signing another rookie QB would render last year’s draft picks a total waste, so that should be out of the question.

  522. By KLAWZ on Feb 21, 2012 | Reply

    Wait did someone say we didnt need a CB or OL??? OMG….did you watch the vikes this year or last????

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