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Trade Market Emerging For Vikings #3 Pick?

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 16, 2012 – 3:58 pm

As I’ve written about several times and have discussed even more on the radio air waves, the Vikings have been and continue to be in a great position as holders of the #3 overall pick. And now I’m wondering if that position will get even better. Let’s think about it…

Several teams entered the offseason with a need at the QB position. Obviously the Indianapolis Colts will satisfy that need by selecting Andrew Luck with the #1 pick. With the Washington Redskins trading up from #6 to #2 with the St. Louis Rams, it looks as if they’ll try to solve their QB situation with Robert Griffin III. Many thought the Vikings potential to trade back from #3 took a major hit after the Rams-Redskins trade, but that may not be the case.

As we stand right now, several QB-needy teams remain. We’ll count the Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks as teams looking to upgrade their starting QBs. The two most attractive options on the open market are Peyton Manning and Matt Flynn. Manning appears to be heading to either the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers or Tennessee Titans, leaving the three aforementioned QB-needy teams still in need. Flynn, who has been linked to Miami because of his connection to Dolphins Head Coach Joe Philbin from their time together in Green Bay, is also on Seattle’s radar. He’ll likely go to one of those two franchises, leaving the other and the Browns as teams still looking to upgrade their QB situations.

And that’s where I believe the trade market for the Vikings #3 selection comes into play. After Luck and RG3, the top QB prospect in this year’s draft is Ryan Tannehill. An objective, isolated look at Tannehill would probably not yield a Top 10 grade in the 1st round, but with QB being such a vital position and with this year’s Top 2 QBs expected to go with the first two overall selections, Tannehill’s draft stock will become inflated.

In fact, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King recently pondered – via twitter – the possibility that any team looking to acquire the former Texas A&M QB may have to move up to the Top 4. Cleveland holds the #4 pick, which means that any QB-needy team that loses out on the Manning and Flynn sweepstakes must deal with the Vikings at #3 if they want a guaranteed shot at Tannehill before the Browns selection.

What does this mean for the Vikings? Well, there is a chance that none of this plays out and the Vikings will either stay at #3 and select a player of their choice, or they’ll have to leverage the availability of players such as WR Justin Blackmon, CB Morris Claiborne and RB Trent Richardson to other teams in order to trade back. But there’s also a chance that the market for Tannehill blows up to the point that some team(s) will seriously consider trading up to #3 in order to secure the opportunity to select him.

If that does indeed happen, the Vikings will have to decide how far back they’re willing to drop. If the Seahawks lose out on Manning and Flynn, resulting in a desire to trade up, the Vikings would have to be willing to drop down to #12, which means LT Matt Kalil as well as Blackmon and Claiborne, would surely be gone. If it’s Miami, the deal is a bit better for the Vikings because the Dolphins hold the #8 pick, but Blackmon and Claiborne would still likely be gone. Keep in mind, Tannehill’s college head coach was Mike Sherman, who is now the Dolphins Offensive Coordinator.

The ideal scenario, in my view, would be for Cleveland to move up 1 spot from #4 to #3 in order to select Tannehill. That would ensure the availability of Blackmon, Claiborne and Kalil for the Vikings.

It’s a lot to digest, but the moral of the story is a robust trade market could emerge for the Vikings #3 overall pick, which is a great thing for a franchise coming off a 3-13 season and in rebuilding mode. As they’ve been the entire time, the Vikings are in great position with the #3 pick and I look forward to watching Rick Spielman and Co. leverage that great position in order to improve this roster.


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609 Responses to “Trade Market Emerging For Vikings #3 Pick?”

  1. By Spencer on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    If the Browns offered us Joe Haden and their #4 pick, I think I would take that.

    Just picture Haden and Cook on the same team. They would be a great CB-duo for years.

  2. By Parody on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    A trade with the Browns may not yield much – their first and 3rd round selections should be ample compensation to switch spots. But a trade with the Dolphins or Seahawks should require a minnimum of 2-first round picks….and probably a 2nd and 3rd because we’ll be missing out on all the best players in areas of need for the team.

  3. By Parody on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Let me clarify – the Browns’ first first round pick and a third round pick should be ample for that trade…I forgot for a second that they had multiple firsts.

  4. By electric7511 on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    I think they need a DB in the first round, THEN an OL in the second and WR in the 3rd.

  5. By Mike Wobschall on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Parody you’re right in terms of what compensation would be coming back our way. BUT, consider, if the Browns want to trade up it’s for a QB they view as their franchise QB. And to get a franchise QB, you have to pay a premium. Since the Vikings know the Browns will want Tannehill (the franchise QB), I think they could get more from the Browns than some may think. Especially if the Browns know that another team will be there to swoop in and get Tannehill if they don’t. Also remember, the Browns lost out on the RG3 trade when Washington beat them to the punch. So that might make the Browns even more likely to be aggressive.

    This is all speculation on my part. But it’s fun to consider.

  6. By Parody on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Differing opinions Mike. I was surprised to learn that the Browns were offering 3-first rounders to move up two spots to get RG3 though, so I could be wrong about them. I just think that the drop-off in talent from RG3 to Tanenhill is too great to convince them to pay much more than I suggested for the rights to sign him.

  7. By Parody on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Not that it’s a bad trade. We’d still get first shot at Kalil, so just about any extra compensation to swap from 3rd to 4th would be an upgrade.

  8. By vikemike on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Just so we don’t trade back so far that we cannot get either clairborne, blackmon, or most importantly Kalil

  9. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Wobschall, I can’t stay long here, have to BBQ for some friends. You keep using the word “patience”. That might be fine for the younger bloggers, but for those of us who are much older than you, can you not appreciate the fact that we are losing our patience ??

  10. By Parody on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Nova – Has anything good ever come from losing your patience?

    I always thought that with more age, you are able to develop more patience. I know a few years ago I was much less patient with this team. Now that I understand the situation and game much better, I understand the value of patience.

  11. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Tell me that after 44 years of watching this sh1t, parody….I’ve gotta go.

  12. By Parody on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Sure thing Nova – just send Sonja over to remind me in 2028.

  13. By Shawn on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    We cant trade past 5 … the Rams will take Kalil at 6. so I say Browns swap and add their second would be sweet. We would end up potentially with Kalil and 2 high 2s … where the possibilites are almost endless.

  14. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    You’re young, Parody, I hope you don;t ever suffer like I did with this team.

  15. By Big Head on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Oh the great, wise Parody.

  16. By Shawn on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    I guess what Spielman should do is have a deal in place with Miami and then call Cleveland and tell them what it will cost … swap and the 2nd. BINGO

    could you Imagine walking out of this draft with

    LT Matt Kalil
    S Mark Baron or Harrison Smith
    WR Stephen Hill

    SAWEET

  17. By chaz on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Heeding the advise of one that knows the past history of the sure fire fast and furoius………Don’t get fancy…….Whhhaaat! cat fancy?…Take Kalil at three and Stephen Hill second round then look for CB and LB RT…Don’t do the stupid like uuh I’ll take cook I mean Mcourtney patriots win time out soda

  18. By Parody on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Keep it up Big Head. The empty mockery is obviously giving you a lot of credibility.

  19. By Parody on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn – High hopes there. Most experts are speculating that Barron and Hill will be first roun picks. I think we’ll need to trade back into the first if we want to land either one.

  20. By KoN on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    This would be a great deal, but it all depends upon how the Browns feel about Colt McCoy. It appears that they were willing to go all in on RG3, so it seems that they would be willing to give up at least a little for Tannehill, but you never know, they may decide to wait until next year and get a guy that they know will be a franchise qb.

  21. By Shawn on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Parody a bunch of the WR needy teams filled those positions …. he could fall to the top of the 2nd

  22. By Spencer on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

  23. By Spencer on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Oh wow. Maybe I should watch a video first before I post it. My mistake guys.

  24. By Shawn on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    heres 3.5 mocks from NFL.com

    Mark Baron is a first rounder in 2

    Stephen Hill is a first rounder in 2 … Bears who just signed Brandon Marshall

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2012/mock-drafts?module=HP11_cp

  25. By electric7511 on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t forget the Vikings were 26 in pass defense, 28 in giving up TDs, and last in the league in getting interceptions. We need a DB bad. On offense, 18 in total yards, 28 passing, 4 rushing, 14 in touchdowns. Yes we need protection for AP and Ponder, but LOOK AT OUR DIVISION! Aaron Rogers with there high powerd offense, Stafford with Megatron, and in Chicago Brandon Marshall and Cutler together agian. We need a DB agianst these guys, and i would pick an OL in the second round and a WR in the third because theres a lot of talent in that position.

  26. By Spencer on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict bombed the Combine. His interviews were described as disastrous, and his forty time and jumps were pathetic compared to the rest of the linebackers invited to Indianapolis.

    According to SI.com draft analyst Tony Pauline, Burfict was “not good in position drills” at the Sun Devils’ Friday workout, and Pauline acknowledged that he’s “watering that down.” One scout told Pauline he “actually felt bad for [Burfict].”

    Burfict managed only 16 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. With poor measurables and game tape, and suspect on- and off-the-field character, Burfict may struggle to be drafted at all in April.

  27. By LarsonFamily on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Is Nick Tayor a Kicker?

  28. By LarsonFamily on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Taylor*

  29. By LarsonFamily on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    And why in the world did we sign Artis Hicks? Was he the worst OG prior in 2002-2008? Man Vikings just keep making fatal mistakes.

  30. By Spencer on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    No, hes a CB. I posted a video of the wrong Nick.

  31. By Spencer on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Artis Hicks signed with the Dolphins, Larson.

  32. By LarsonFamily on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    I am ok with John Carlson, I’ve watched alot of tapes from him playing in Nortre Dame with Brady Quinn as a QB. He is a pretty good top 15 TE in NFL if he doesn’t keep getting hurt. Other than that, Artis Hicks? Nick Taylor? Schwartz? Are you kidding me, Vikings?

  33. By LarsonFamily on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Are you sure, it says the Vikings signed Artis Hicks on ESPN Free Agent Trackers.

  34. By LarsonFamily on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    If you look at FA Trackers, it says Artis Hicks was from Browns team and he is now the Vikings team.

  35. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Schwartz would add a big, young body up front; Griffin goes to Redskins
    Posted by: Mark Craig under Vikings, Ex-Vikings, NFC, Cedric Griffin, Phil Loadholt, Vikings special teams Updated: March 16, 2012 – 1:55 PM

    George Schwartz, a 25-year-old guard-tackle who played under Vikings offensive line coach Jeff Davidson in Carolina, will visit the Vikings on Monday.
    No, it’s not a move that’s likely to make Peyton Manning change his mind. But, hey, when a team whacks both starting guards like the Vikings did a week ago, it doesn’t hurt to take a look at a 6-6, 331-pounder with 32 games and 19 starts under his belt.

    Schwartz is likely earmarked for the veteran backup job that Joe Berger held last season. Berger played well as a backup at all three interior positions last year and almost certainly will end up as a starter at one of the guard positions. If the team drafts Matt Kalil third overall, Kalil would play left tackle, while Charlie Johnson probably would slide in to left guard. Berger would be the right guard.

    And Schwartz, a seventh-round pick of the Panthers in 2008, would be provide young depth at guard and tackle. And, who knows, he could end up at right tackle if he plays well and Phil Loadholt continues to be inconsistent.
    Update: Cedric Griffin has agreed to a one-year deal with the Redskins that could be worth up to $2.5 million, according to his agent. The ex-Vikings cornerback was hampered because of knee injuries the past couple of seasons.

    Update II: Former Vikings special teamer Kenny Onatolu is now current Panthers special teamer Kenny Onatolu. NFL.com reported that Onatolu signed a three-year deal. It reunites Onatolu with former Vikings special teams coach and current Panthers special teams coach Brian Murphy.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/142952695.html

  36. By tdurfeightyeight on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    no more boring news about the stadium?

  37. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/142941325.html

    Zellers: Stadium plan seriously flawed, but not yet dead

    Posted by: The UpTake under Funding, Minnesota governor, Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota legislature, Minnesota state senators, Republicans, State budgets

    Updated: March 16, 2012 – 11:13 AM

    Alternative stadium plan p-a-s-s-e-s committee before deadline
    An alternative stadium plan not supported by the Vikings won approval of the Senate Commerce Committee before today’s deadline. The bill would eliminate the statewide business property tax to encourage private business contributions to the construction of the stadium.

    Zellers however said the stadium proposal had larger problems than whether he would help pass it. He said the project still did not have the support of the Minneapolis City Council – the new stadium would be built in downtown Minneapolis. He also said that funding the state’s $398 million share of the stadium with money from electronic bingo and pull tabs, and backing up any revenue short fall with state general fund money, would not get many legislative votes.

    “Until there are some very significant questions answered, I think the [procedural exemptions] are the least of the questions to be answered,” he said

  38. By tdurfeightyeight on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks bro!

  39. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    tdurfeightyeight The stadium issue is to significant to be over looked. What is boring to me is this continual talk of what player we may or may not get.

  40. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall…

    I think you might be on the right track about a trade…But with the wrong team and for the wrong players…

    I can see the Rams wanting to trade to get right back up into the number 3 position in the draft…If I am Fisher…I offer the Vikings the 6th pick in the first round for the Vikings 3rd selection…The Rams throw in the 33rd pick in the second round…And then also have the Vikings and Rams swapping the Rams 4th round selection for the Vikings fifth round selection…

    Final result for both the Rams and Vikings would be FANTASTIC for both involved…

    Rams only drop one spot from their original position in the draft…And can draft any player they want…(most likely Kalil)…Rams still would be owners of 2 more first round draft picks left for drafts 2013 and 2014…And it only cost is the the first pick in the second round of the draft…And the swap of the 4th and 5th round picks with the Vikings…Rams still have the 6th pick or pick 39 in the second round they will receive from the Skins…

    Vikings get the 6th pick first day…The first pick of the second round on the second day of the draft 33rd overall….(huge spot to be in for trade purposes)They also still have the 35th day 2…And by switching 4th and 5th round picks with the Rams…The third day of the draft…Only the Colts would pick once…Before the Vikings would have back to back choices at the beginning of day 3…That starts with rounds 4-7…

    How is that for a trade ??…Everyone wins….But the Vikings lose Kalil most likely…: (

  41. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings getting into March Madness by signing former point guard
    Posted by: Dan Wiederer under Vikings Updated: March 16, 2012 – 3:13 PM

    Apparently, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman had a case of March Madness and needed to act. From the Twitterverse comes news this afternoon that the Vikings have signed Nick Taylor to a free agent contract. The news originated courtesy of Pete Pelegrin, whose Twitter profile indicates he writes about Florida Internationa University sports. And Taylor’s apparent confirmation on Twitter that he worked out for the Vikings today and quickly signed a deal raises a quick question: Who in the world is Nick Taylor?

    Well, he’s a 5-foot-10-inch, 165-pound, 25-year-old who not long ago played basketball at Florida International University as a guard. Apparently, he’s darn fast, if Pelegrin’s reports that Taylor posted a 4.30-second 40-yard dash time at FIU’s pro day is accurate.

    That speed must have been the first thing to intrigue the Vikings. Pelegrin also indicates that Taylor played last season in a lower-tier arena football league. Don’t get it twisted and think the Vikings are investing much in Taylor, who will be a major longshot to make the team. But his signing provides a unique and intriguing March storyline and it will be interesting to see how the organization attempts to use Taylor when training camp begins in Mankato this summer.

    A Vikings official has confirmed the signing, which gives the organization Taylor’s rights heading into training camp

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/142972665.html

  42. By Kyler on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Is anyone here aware of our signing of Nicholas taylor “DB”. i will go ahead and let you look it up before telling. Let you feel what i felt if you don’t already know.

  43. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    UN—-FU(KING—-BELIEVEABLE.

  44. By Kyler on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Little surprised i found out before you nova… Im still over here sitting in the sandbox.

  45. By Kyler on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/16/vikings-add-speedy-former-point-guard/

  46. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Kyler, they know now.

  47. By Kyler on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    ah well. it was a chance to feel important on a blog i don’t normally comment on …. i usually just enjoy reading.

  48. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/142972665.html

    As Nick Dykstra, a juror in the Cook trial, told the Star Tribune’s Abby Simons on Thursday afternoon: “I thought there was an 80 percent chance that he was guilty, but that 20 percent reasonable doubt was just a couple percentage points enough to make me vote not guilty.”

  49. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Cook got lucky I would say.

  50. By Jayson Child on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Here is an interesting thought, what if the Vikes traded their 1st to cleveland for their #4 spot and their their 2nd rounder. This would give us the #4 pick and then the #”s 35 and 36. So we take Kalil with the #4 and then turn around and trade our 35 and 36 (and maybe another later round pick) for a later first round pick where we take Michael Floyd.

  51. By Spencer on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Do you enjoy my posts?

  52. By Shawn on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Kyler jump in anytime. Especially when Im under attack :)

  53. By Spencer on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    The jurors got the decision right.

  54. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Kyler, that is ok, we all need to get our feet wet for the first time at some point.

  55. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Jayson..

    That trade is the perfect scenario for Viking fans…

  56. By Jayson Child on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like Cedric Griffin signed with washington.

  57. By Jayson Child on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Wishful thinking I know, but it sure would be nice

  58. By LarsonFamily on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Nice to know Chris Cook got not guilty verdict today on all charges. He is a free man and he is back to make up his 10 games that he has missed. I hope he will help our defense back along with winfield. We still need Safety and O-Line. We have 2 good TE to go along with it. Some good news so far but Nick Taylor? Schwartz? Ok I’ll drink beer to these guys. Vikings GM must have had his bucket in his head for some reason.

  59. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Kyler…

    Jump in anytime…new ideas is always nice to hear…: )

  60. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Wish C Griffin all the luck….

  61. By Jayson Child on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    I like Chris Cook and I think he can be a big part to our Defense becoming dominant again. I thought he had looked pretty good against Calvin Johnson earlier in the year and its to bad he could finish the season.

  62. By Spencer on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    I hope your lack of posting isnt due to my stature, Kyler. I realize that I am a very intimidating figure, but im actually a compassionate guy.

  63. By LarsonFamily on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    I need to know for the fact.. Did the Vikings signed Artis Hicks? Look at ESPN.com and then go to FA Tracker, you’ll see Artis Hicks signed with the Vikings from the Brown teams that he was in last year. Is that for the fact?

  64. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Three-and-out: Chris Cook’s acquittal, John Carlson’s arrival, Letroy Guion’s upside

    Posted by: Dan Wiederer under Vikings, NFC, Adrian Peterson, Brian Robison, Chad Greenway, Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, Pat Williams, Percy Harvin

    Updated: March 16, 2012 – 11:17 AM

    General manager Rick Spielman’s interest in landing Carlson shows the commitment that offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave has expressed towards making tight ends a big part of the offense. It’s easy to envision Carlson and Kyle Rudolph operating together in two tight end sets next season, each able to put stress on opposing defenses with their pass-catching abilities.

    Plus, the Vikings’ five-year commitment to Carlson also speaks to a bigger picture priority at Winter Park and that’s the hope to surround quarterback C-h-r-i-s-t-i-a-n Ponder with young playmakers that will be around for a while. The quest for continuity on offense is a major priority right now.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/142941655.html

  65. By Jayson Child on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    I like the idea of trading back to the browns because we still end up getting Kalil and loose nothing while gaining another pick. On the other hand (now that I think about it) if Cleveland wants Tannehill bad enough and if other teams do as well, we may end up getting their #4 and #36.

  66. By KoN on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil, in reference to your earlier post about trading with the Rams, I don’t believe that they would take Kalil. They might try to if that trade happened, but remember, they took OT in the first round of the 2009 draft, and (as far as I know) they have not signed any FA WRs yet. This indicates to me that they intend to take a WR with their first pick, not a tackle.

  67. By Spencer on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    No Larson. We didnt..

  68. By Kyler on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    @ spencer yes i enjoy your posts…DRS always with the info i would normally have to search for myself. Kinda missing Freddy J been gone for awhile… and right when im feeling the love i gotta jet…gotta go help my supply sgt. we got packing up to do before we can come home. When i get back i will happily share my thoughts that i have kept in for 3 or so years of blog watching.

  69. By tdurfeightyeight on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikes should trade down because the fact that the browns blew the chance at getting RG3 they will give up a ransom to get tannenhil,so teams like seattle and miami can’t trade up to get him and as mike stated teams want blackmon and richardson and will give up alot to get a player like that.

    I will prolly get roasted for saying this but here goes…Kalil has a hard time with the inside bullrush…he had only 30 reps at 225lbs. at the combine,.Dontari Poe blew it up with 44 reps and he ran the 40 under 5 seconds,broad jump over 9 ft. and a 29 1/2 in. vertical…the dudes a monster at 6’4″ 346 lbs. we need him on the defensive line! His presence would make the defensive line the best in the league.
    With the additional picks we can bolster are OL…the 2012 draft is deep in OL and there will plenty of talent to choose from.

  70. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you for your service in a hard place, this from a veteran of 32 years.

  71. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Kyler, once more thank you.

  72. By tdurfeightyeight on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    @ DRS,
    I believe we should blog about the topic and thats it…but by all means i usually just scroll down…

  73. By electric7511 on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Im leaning more at DB. We still got Winfield, but he’s not getting any younger. He’s going to be 35 in June.

  74. By Nate on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    no one cares about these made up trades. We didnt act during FA this year so were going to be terrible. Vikings Su(k.

  75. By Nate on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    I thought Ziggy was a good owner I guess he isnt, this isnt Spielman just doin his thing, hes taking orders from his boss Ziggy. Just go ahead and move the team if your gonna run the franchise like this.

  76. By DJ on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    They should keep the 3rd draft pick and get kalil cause we really need to protect ponder and in the 2nd round we can get janoris jenkins or if stephen hill makes it to the 2nd then we can get him

  77. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Here is a hero-her ray for all the man and woman serving our great country and for them who have served us well. Here is a 47th AVATION BATTALION, 67N, U-H 1 UTILITY HELICOPTER REPAIR MAN, And THEN BECOMING A DECK SEAM ON THE USS ANCHORAGE (LSD 36) LAND SHIP DOCK SALUTE TO YOU ALL!!!!

  78. By mnsoldier on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    this is why i was saying the vikings should not have played peterson at the end of the season, use him for trade bait, now he is out for a long time and will not be the same back he once was. Our Owner, coaches and players have made to many dumb mistakes.
    Also what is the status of C Cook, have they even gone to court at all, when will the team know if he is viable.

  79. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Kyler~DRS…

    Thank you men… for all your time spent for us !!!…

  80. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    tdurf…

    Hey man…Good pick in Poe…If the Vikings start trading down…Never know where in the first round they will stop or how many times they might drop ???…

  81. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    tdurfeightyeight, if Mike would keep us up with what is going on with the stadium, maybe I wouldn’t have to. Without the new stadium all this will mean nothing to Minnesota because the Vikings will phone home to some other state.

  82. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, I’ve got the Prime Rib on low, let’s talk about how “intimidating” you are.

  83. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Oops that should have been SEA MAN not SEAM.

  84. By Titus on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Did we bring in a basketball player? Is that what I read on a quick scan? A guy who never played football? This is like that George Clooney movie about the Duluth Bulldogs (?).

  85. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    KoN…

    I was going to put Blackmon along side Kalil…

    Was more trying to show the power both teams could have in the draft…But do see the Rams taking a WR also…But Fisher did mention protecting Bradford was a priority this spring…But how much of that statement was just smoke and mirrors ??…idk..

  86. By tdurfeightyeight on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    @DRS im just messin’ with you…you do provide a great deal of info on here and thanks for serving our country as well !

  87. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Your “English” is about as “intimidating” as an ant on an elephant.

  88. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    mnsoldier, ? , have you not been reading the past postings?

  89. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    tdurfeightyeight, OK and Thanks.

  90. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, Look like it, it looks like he played last season in a lower-tier arena football league.

  91. By tdurfeightyeight on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    This Nick Taylor kid is teeny tiny…weighing in at a whopping 165…dude needs to put on some weight!

  92. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    This is from a prior post.

    Who in the world is Nick Taylor?

    Well, he’s a 5-foot-10-inch, 165-pound, 25-year-old who not long ago played basketball at Florida International University as a guard. Apparently, he’s darn fast, if Pelegrin’s reports that Taylor posted a 4.30-second 40-yard dash time at FIU’s pro day is accurate

  93. By tdurfeightyeight on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    What do the women in Minnesota eat? that would be a good diet for Nick

  94. By KoN on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    The basketball guy is still a longshot to make the team according to most of the articles I saw on it. So this doesn’t necessarily mean anything. Who knows, maybe we get lucky and he becomes a great player; weirder things have happened.

  95. By tdurfeightyeight on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    actually he ran a 4.27…pretty incredible

  96. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Nova…Did you teach Sonja growl yet when you mention Spielman’s name ??..

    I bet she growls after you say “Porcupine”…

    I still feel sorry for her on that one…Remember that happening awhile back…How is she doing ??

  97. By tdurfeightyeight on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Stephen Hill will go in the first 20 picks…count on it.

  98. By Shawn on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    We were all SEAMAN at one point.

  99. By Shawn on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    cant believe NOVA missed that slow pitch :)

  100. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    NOVA is cooking and is dis-trak-ted. LOL.

  101. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    OTKALIL.. She had an infection for a while, but that cleared up. I think she learned her lesson. One dead porcupine= lots of pain.

  102. By Spencer on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Lol Shawn.

  103. By Titus on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    4.27– I can outdo that.

  104. By tdurfeightyeight on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    @ Titus, “We’re not talking grade point average here.”

  105. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t keep jumping back and forth …..LEST WE FORGET>>>>By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply
    From Today’s ” Headline”…Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting that the Vikings MAY host free agent OL Geoff Schwartz in the near future, and that there COULD BE interest in free agent DB Alan Ball. I have NOT CONFIRMED with any team officials as to whether this is the case or not, but we’ll pass along information to you IF the team confirms these, or any other, developments…………..I took the liberty of CAPITALIZING the key words or phrases in today’s blog. See if you can find them. Kind of like ” Where’s Waldo”, but a lot more pathetic.

  106. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    I have a guest to feed booze to.

  107. By Titus on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Well, I am talking when I’m on my Cannondale.

  108. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    NovaScotiaVike, Have some Amaretto?

  109. By Jayson Child on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Hey guys, check this out. Mike Holmgram had stated in an article recently that he believes that Colt MCcoy can develop into a franchise QB and that he just needs to put the talent around him. HMMMMMMMMMM I see 2 scenarios here. 1. He really does believe that Colt MCcoy will be the franchise QB and is just trying to set the record straight that he does not intend to draft a QB.OR he is just bluffing so that the other teams that are in the market for Tannehill dont think that Cleveland will take him at the #4 which would divert them from trading with the Vikes and allow cleveland to land him at 4 without having to trade with the Vikes

  110. By Titus on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Who is Hologram?

  111. By Jayson Child on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    The GM of cleveland

  112. By Parody on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Jayson – Holmgren recently made a press announcement that he made a strong effort to trade up to #2. Why would he have done that if he believes McCoy is their guy? Seems to me like a pretty weak effort to confuse other teams.

  113. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply
    Just to recap…….(1) MAY……(2) COULD BE……..(3) NOT CONFIRMED……..(4).AS TO WHETHER OR NOT……..(5) IF……….Give yourselves 1 point for each correct answer, and 2 “extra bonus” points if you got the one that I missed….. IGood night!

  114. By Jayson Child on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    I dont know but he DID just say that he believes in Colt

  115. By Parody on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Titus – If you’re going to call him out for a misspelled word, you at least need to spell the misspelling right…

  116. By Jayson Child on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    I know this, Tannehill apparently had a real good showing at his pro day and his stock is rising, so maybe Holmgram is doing everything he can to make sure that they dont get beat to the punch like they did with washington

  117. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2012/03/16/vikings-taking-time-with-cb-search/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+twincities%2FNWau+%28Vikings+Now%29

    The Vikings are scheduled to visit with Panthers offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz on Monday, March 19, and I suspect at some point the team will bring a cornerback to the Winter Park practice facility.

    Despite Chris Cook’s impending return, the Vikings need to bolster their secondary depth. So far, most of the top 15 corners — according to this helpful list of free agency defensive backs by Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer — are either locked into contracts or won’t be pursued by the Vikings.

    Brandon Carr, Cortland Finnegan, Carlos Rogers, Richard Marshall, Terrell Thomas, Tim Jennings and Dmitri Patterson signed deals this week. The Vikings won’t pursue Tracy Porter, William Gay and Jarrett Bush, I’m told. They’ll likely pass on Ronde Barber and Adam Jones, too.

    Here’s one…the Vikings have expressed interest in Cowboys corner/safety Alan Ball. No visits scheduled, just preliminary interest. He’s got good size (6-2) but is probably a more natural fit at corner after struggling at times as a Cowboys safety.

    That’s all I’ve got on this front. As you can see, the Vikings haven’t exactly cornered the market on this position in free agency (will be here all week).

  118. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    have to go, God bless you all.

  119. By Viking-ology on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings are making their move…to LA

  120. By Viking-ology on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings are making their move…in FA

  121. By Spencer on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Alan Ball is f-cking terrible. Hes just a taller Asher Allen. Stay away Spielmen, stay away.

  122. By Viking-ology on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings are making their move…on the dance floor

  123. By Viking-ology on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t know what Frazier sees in Asher Allen.

  124. By Titus on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Just having some light fun, Parody– lighten up. Holmgren was our nemesis for quite a long time as the Packers’ head coach and we knew him well — I would not put it past him to be bluffing.

  125. By Titus on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    VO– funny. Maybe if we have an open air stadium we can host “Dancing with the Stars.”

  126. By Viking-ology on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Titus-“shooting stars” for the open air stadium ahhh!

  127. By Titus on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    I am excited about this upcoming season. Spielman is a genius. He has everyone thinking he is laying low, but he is really ready to make some big moves.

  128. By Shukin on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Parody

    Smell my A$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  129. By Viking-ology on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    The “Season of less seasoning” continues…

  130. By Shukin on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    How about dancing with titus’s ball$ in parody’s mouth

  131. By Spencer on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Titus- Are you truly that optimist, or are you just being sarcastic?

  132. By bill smart on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    What about trading webb to one of these QB needy teams for thier 1st rnd pick

  133. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    We have no offensive line, no defensive backs and we sign a FORMER college basketball 165 lb. point guard. ….I guess you can never have enough male cheerleaders.

  134. By Titus on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, I am mixed– this kid today I am not sure– but you remember David Palmer on the 1998 15-1 team? He was rather small and very quick and dynamic– he was a playmaker that was a huge part of that success. Barry Sanders was about 5’7″ if I recall correctly, although he was definitely solid. But I do believe Spielman knows how to play a game of poker. I believe we are going to have a team for the long run- not a patchwork of change every season.

  135. By Viking-ology on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Nova-At least it wasn’t a lacrosse player.

  136. By Spencer on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Atleast Lacrosse players have played in pads before..

  137. By Titus on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    I heard we just signed a jockey.

  138. By JC on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    First things first…The Vikings NEED a starting LT….Kalil is a once in a decade type player…The ONLY way to help Ponder & AP and the offense succeed is to keep him upright, especially from the blind side. (*Note to Loadholt – That doesn’t give you a free pass to stand around and not block), and to open up holes for AP….The Vikings hold the #3 pick – and the ONLY LOGICAL Answer is Kalil..PERIOD!!!!…And the ONLY trade that makes sense to still solidify picking Kalil is to the Browns. Compensation should not only be swapping first round picks but their second first round and a third round pick as well. With that second first round pick we select either a WR, CB or S or even a RG (best player available for our needs)……………As for Free Agency, the Vikes must of forgot about Daylight Savings Time and got up late cuz they aren’t making an impact like they need to. Just to point out (and last I knew wasn’t signed or re-signed yet) Mike Wallace would be the deep threat we need!!! Also last I knew still available are DBs Tracy Porter and Marcus Trufant!

  139. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Wobschall……please make the topic of tomorrow’s blog ” Recently Signed Vikings That Are Smaller Than Me “.

  140. By Carl K on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings re-sign Fred Evens!
    Who will be next to sign?
    Erin Henderson or Devin Aromashodu

  141. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    I’m guessing Pee-Wee Herman.

  142. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    * But only if he can hit a 3 pointer.

  143. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    * Keep him out of the film room.

  144. By Titus on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    “Pee Wee’s Domed Adventure” coming this fall.

  145. By VegasVike on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    It wouldn’t surprise me to see them trade Webb out

  146. By Spencer on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Guys, here is Chris Cooks Girlfriend- Ms. Chantel Baker.

  147. By Spencer on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    http://yfrog.com/ke88976803j

  148. By Spencer on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    photo/1

  149. By Spencer on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Interesting, I was only expecting a link to show up on the blog.

  150. By Spencer on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Can we get a new blog, I feel embarrassed.

  151. By Titus on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    HA HA HA HA HA — Spencer embarrassed? Give me a break.

  152. By Mike B. on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    I like the swap from #3 to 4 if the browns are looking for a Franchise QB. I think that it would be worth a first round next year and a third round this year. We still get Kalil. I don’t think the Rams are going to go big for Kalil as they drafted tackles high in 09 and 10.

  153. By Dylan Scott on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    DRE KIRCKPATRICK….. NICK TOON

  154. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Something moving forward on the stadium issue.

  155. By DRS on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Well it is 23:50 NM time, time for me to hit the hay, good night one and all.

  156. By radar2009 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I think we should, if we trade with browns, receive both there 1st rd picks or tell them you will let it go to miami and then they will have no qb. I think we have more leverage with browns then anyone.

  157. By KoN on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Does anyone think that we would be able to get both of the Browns’ first rounders? If so I think we could then use the second first round pick if there was a gu that we really liked, or trade it to the Eagles for both of their second rounders (46 and 51), or to the Pats for their second rounders and third round (48, 63, and 94) or their second first rounder and first second rounder (31 and 48). I guess it would also be possible (but unlikely) for us to get the Rams, second rounders (33 and 39).

  158. By purplerainman on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    WE NEED TO START SIGNING PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!! WE WERE 3-13 LAST YEAR. C’MON. AND UMM THE BEARS ARE GONNA BE AWESOME THIS YEAR, DETROIT’S GONNA BE PRETTY SWEET THIS YEAR, GREEN BAY IS STACKED AND 6 OF OUR 16 GAMES ARE AGAINST THESE GUYS. SOMEBODY NEEDS TO TURN THIS VIKING SHIP AROUND. NOT HAPPY WITH WHAT I’VE SEEN SO FAR IN THE OFF-SEASON.

  159. By odin13 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Gamble a little and trade #3 to cleveland for their #22 and 2nd and 3rd and go for a 2013 pick as well. We would be able to do some serious building in the draft and keep the salary cap down since we are not very active in the FA market. Also, we have no free agents next year since hutch and herrera are gone so we need to max this years draft so our players can build the chemistry, this is our win win scenario.

  160. By Carl K on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    KoN- The only way we get both of Clevelands first round picks would be if Miami falls in love with Tannehill and offers a 2nd round pick this year and a 2nd round pick next year to swap form 3 to 8. Than the Vikings must wait and give Cleveland the opportunity to better that deal with with the #4 and the #22.

    The problem is 2 second round picks is not a good deal for the Vikings to give up Kalil. IMO, Seattle loves Tannehill, and I think they have already made an a low offer to swap with the Vikings. Seattle did not resign Whitehurst. they need a QB bad. The Seahawks traded for Whitehurst and that didn’t work…. They also tried free agency with T- Jack, so I think they want to draft a young franchise QB now. My gut tells me the Vikings may already have an offer from Seattle.

  161. By Carl K on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    The question is does Tannehill grade out be be the best option over Alex Smith or Matt Flynn for these QB hungry teams? Will the 49er resign Alex Smith if they don’t get Manning? if Denver lands Manning will Miami want Tebow? is Seattle’s best offer going to be good enough for the Vikings to want to move all the way back to the 12th pick?

    Cleveland is in a great position to wait this out and let the dust settle.

    if Spielman can some how find a way to land Cleveland’s 4 and 22 pick… He will have my vote for “GM of the year” or “Most Valuable GM”.

  162. By Pete Busarac on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Browns trading up from the #4 spot to the #3 spot makes no sense at all. The Vikings want Kalil or Blackmon and would choose so with the third pick. The Browns do themselves no favor moving up one pick because Tannehill will still be there at the fourth pick if that’s who they want.

  163. By Craig on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I would be okay with the Vikings moving back to get picks. We all know that the team needs players at a lot of positions. If there is a big push for Tannehill, the Vikings could grab a quality player as far back as #10. Riely Reiff OT or Dontari Poe DT. If Miami jumps up and steals our postion from the Browns, we could get a 2nd round pick. With two 2nd round picks, we could jump back into the 1st round to pick twice this year. Mark Barron S or Alfanzo Dennard CB maybe even Stephen Hill WR.

  164. By Mark S on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    i am a long time Vikings fan (40+yrs) and enjoy reading your post, especially the regulars. you all share some great ideas and knowledge that i really enjoy reading. The one thing that i don’t quite get is why (this year) we are bashing the front office for not signing these top free agents. The way i see it if i were a player, what do the vikings have to offer at this time.

    Stadium – Will i play in Minnesota 1 yr and have to move my family once again

    Coach – If team performs badly am i going to start with a new coach the next year.

    Free agents are signing for money, winning and security

    Look at the Eagles from last year. what a waste of money.

  165. By Dave on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    stick with Kalil–no regrets on Randal McDanial or Ron Yary in the past–same thing here–goof around too much and end up with a empty sack

  166. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Mark S..

    Why all the negativity early ??…

    I think fans as a whole are getting frustrated…This is our time of year to VENT !!…Vikings front office is asking fans to be patient and trust their decisions going into the beginning of a new year…How did our new head coach do with those major roster decisions last season….McNabb was horrible…And was there anyone who wanted Berrian on the team besides Frazier ???..

    Then there is the stadium issue lurking in the back every fans mind…Politicians ask fans again to be patient…While they try to work out a (10 yr old issue) plan for a new stadium that will keep the Vikings in Minnesota where they belong…Interesting ??…All it looks like to this fan is the republican politicians stalling trying to keep votes in their pockets for the fall election…By doing what politicians do best…Nothing…And will only get something done if they get voters get angry enough to get something done…

    Then there is the fact of 2 more additions fans are leery about…New D coordinator…And a new GM…Both asking for patience while getting their new systems in place…

    Then after free agency starts…Vikings do mostly nothing to fix anything…When fans feel that EVERYTHING in the organization needs attention..And the fans are right….: )

    So that might be just a few reasons fans are just a tad on edge early this season…

    Because we all know as true Viking fans when the season starts and the gun sounds on opening day…The true fan is ALL IN !!!…No matter what has happened during the off season…So its vent now !!!…Or forever hold you peace…: )

  167. By DRS on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    This is from,

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/Vikings/teamreport/67053?q=Vikings

    In fairness to Spielman, the process of rebuilding isn’t limited to the first 24 hours of free agency.

    “Just give us time to put this roster together,” Spielman said. “We’re not only putting it together for 2012. We’re building this roster to be able to maintain it for over the next three to four to five years.”

    Spielman said the Vikings will approach the much calmer second wave of free agency with the possibility of bringing in “a couple of guys over the next couple of weeks.” It sounds like he’ll now turn his attention to the team’s many needs on defense.

    “We’re not done yet,” Spielman said. “We know we have some needs on the defensive side of the ball as well. So we’ll continue to add players as we see fit, but … other than a guy here or there in free agency, we’re really honing in and building this roster through the draft.”

  168. By Craig on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    We are sitting at a really good position this year. The first two picks are going after QB leaving us at #3 for all the other position in the draft. If a team wants a player bad enough and they don’t have a chance of them falling into there lap, they might make the trade to move up. It doesn’t hurt to shop around. If the top 3 OT this year are starters on day one, then we will be fine. After watching the combine, there were at least three WR’s: Blackman, Floyd and Hill that look like starters. There are 5 CB’s in the top 30 prospects this year. So we have options. If we can nab another 2nd rounder or even another 1st rounder would be a great start to rebuilding.

  169. By DRS on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    This was reported by MIKE KASZUBA , Star Tribune Updated: March 17, 2012 – 2:32 AM

    The project was left in precarious political limbo, with lawmakers aiming to adjourn in just over a month. After a highly anticipated release of the stadium deal a week ago, no legislative committee has approved the plan and there are no hearings set

    http://blog.vikings.com/2012/03/16/trade-market-emerging-for-vikings-3-pick/#comment-157288

  170. By brandon on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    i think they should say they got several teams offering trades for the 3rd overall pick to kinda lure the browns into a trade swap 3rd for 4th overall get joe haden and this years and next years 3rd rounders would be good if were keeping cook as it sounds haden could step in from week one and then what we would really have two more picks this yr for other positions with the trade we wouldnt have to select a cb in the eerly rounds sounds kalil 4th overall slide charlie johnson to lg
    thiink get a good safety in 2nd round and maybe have to move back into 2nd round with some trade and get wr hill also appears vikes have interest in a couple olineman and dbacks via free agent market so we could end up being good after draft and free agent as far as depth is there though i think we need one big wr
    anyone know if wr jenkins still with us? think a good wr corps for us could be in no particular order as far as depth chart aromashadu harvin jenkins hill and manningham , te should be good with rudolph and carlson , i also think we should put e. griffen at olb, and if were so content with ponder at qb , GIVE WEBB MORE PLAY TIME, maybe wr or rb shoot try him on the other side the ball maybe safety

  171. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Mr Spielman should get a contract done with Erin Henderson and should get it done soon…

    Yo Rick..

    Erin is starting to get frustrated and maybe even a little hurt with the Vikings not making a serious offer to him…If you want Erin on the Vikings…Better start talking soon…Or I see him bolting for another team…

  172. By DRS on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Is this the last year to be a Minnesota Vikings fan? Looks like the people of Minnesota have learnt nothing, Lakers Gone, Northstar’s gone, Vikings?

  173. By DRS on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    If Minnesota manages to lose the Vikings I think I will have to become an AZ fan.

  174. By Mark S on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    @OTKalil2012

    i understand your point. As i am diehard fan, im sure if i lived in Minnesota as most you fans do i would see things a little different. I read it. You guys live it.Go Vikings

  175. By DRS on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    After 44 years, that would be a shame.

  176. By DRS on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Please, all you who do live in Minnesota talk to your friends, Nabors, and fellow workers, try to get the People of Minnesota behind the stadium issue or there will be no Minnesota Vikings.

  177. By DRS on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Well it is Saturday so I am out of here for now, have a great day.

  178. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    DRS…

    I wonder if the politicians of the state of Minnesota even really understands the NEED a fan has to pick a sport and VENT out hostility through the love of that sport…

    When bowling…How many people have seen the face of their boss as the head pin…Or an ex in a relationship gone bad ???…When taking that ball and throwing it as hard as you can trying to hit that head pin after a bad day….Or week for that matter…

    People need third parties in their lives..Real or role models that they can laugh and cry with…It plain keeps people more healthy !!!…It is a much needed emotional release…Maybe the govt just wants more people on medications ???…

  179. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers ended Friday the way he began it — vague on how much he would do to help a plan for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

    With an important legislative deadline having passed Friday, the Republican House leader remained unclear whether he would give the project a necessary procedural exemption to keep it alive at the State Capitol.

    At one point Friday, Zellers was asked whether he could recall major legislation pa.ssing without the support of a House speaker. “I can’t think of anything off the top of my head, but I’m sure there has been,” he said.

    By late Friday, a spokesman said Zellers would have no further comment.

    The project was left in precarious political limbo, with lawmakers aiming to adjourn in just over a month. After a highly anticipated release of the stadium deal a week ago, no legislative committee has approved the plan and there are no hearings set.

    Though the $975 million stadium project can still be revived, Zellers at some point will likely be needed to give it special as.sistance. The five-term Maple Grove legislator had earlier said he would not grant the project any special favors.

    Zellers said the stadium proposal is seriously flawed, but he added it was “way too early” to declare the project politically dead at the Capitol this year. “You cannot rush something this detailed and this intricate through in a short amount of time,” he said. “We will not leave here with a bad deal for the taxpayers.”

    Vikings spokesman Lester Bagley said the team was working to address the plan’s sticking points and was assuming the project would move forward. “Our expectation is that the process will continue next week,” said Bagley, the team’s vice president of stadium development and public affairs.

    By most measures, it was not a good week politically for the Vikings stadium.

    On Wednesday, a Senate panel gave the stadium’s public subsidy package its first Capitol hearing. But the committee abruptly decided against voting when it became clear there were not enough votes on the 14-member panel to pa.ss it. Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, said the voting fell apart when just three of the panel’s eight Republicans, who hold a majority in the Senate but have been lukewarm to the stadium, pledged to vote for it.

    There were other problems even before the Senate hearing. Republicans have been adamant that the plan not use state money directly. So they were dismayed to learn tax dollars were on the hook if the proposed expansion of electronic bingo and pulltabs weren’t enough to pay the state’s $398 million share.

    The stadium project would be built at the site of the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis, where the team has played since 1982. The project would be built with $427 million from the Vikings, $398 million from the state and $150 million from the city. In addition, the team would contribute $327 million and the city another $189 million in operational costs.

    Other legislators said a lack of political support from the Minneapolis City Council — a majority of the council is reportedly against the project — was also stalling the stadium at the Capitol.

    Even Bagley on Friday acknowledged the road ahead is a challenging one.

    “If it’s not going to get 68 votes [in the House], then there are major issues,” he said.

    Because no legislative panel had approved the project by Friday, the stadium will need a special exemption in the House and Senate to proceed. While Senate Majority Leader David Senjem, R-Rochester, has indicated he will grant the exemption, Zellers has not.

    Bakk, meanwhile, said other procedural moves at the Capitol could be used to keep the project alive — including swapping it out for a stadium-related proposal that did get preliminary approval Friday. That plan, by Sen. Roger Chamberlain, R-Lino Lakes, takes a dramatically different approach to funding a Vikings stadium and would limit a state contribution to a $300 million loan.

    Though he conceded such a political maneuver could be done, Chamberlain said Friday he was not a fan of it. “My bill is substantially different,” he said.

    Mike Kaszuba • 651-222-1673

  180. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Sadly, It appears that partisan politics will be the undoing of the Vikings stadium, and jeopardize the tenure of this franchise in MN…….

  181. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Have a great day all…Time to get the boat set up for the season…Nephew called yesterday to see if I wanted to go fishing today…And was saying he has been filling his boat with fish the last few weeks…

    We shall see ???…. ; )

  182. By RichardA1 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I say “Defense”, find a guard with a year or two expierence, get the highest ranked defensive lineman, then the defensive backfield. All common sense says the most needed position is the defensive backfield, are the Vikings going to address it, probably not for some odd reason. I say welcome back the purple people defense. Grrrrrrrr………………..

  183. By Mikus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I think the Vikings should do the safe thing and solidify the tackle position with OT Kalil. Yes it would be nice in a perfect world to trade down and get more picks, but Kalil will help make the O-line stout. Manningham would be a great free agency pick up for WR. We have our corners now. How about a saftey 2nd round? With the division with the most potent offenses in the NFL a good secondary along with a decent pass rush can slow down the juggernauts.

  184. By Spielman on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    How about trading our first pick for TE Tony Gonzalez? Then we trade our second pick for Shaquilie O’Neal ?

  185. By Carl on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I say the Vikings ask Tampa bay who they are interested in and then trade the #3 pick for Tampa bays #5 & # 69 pick this year & Tampa bays 2nd rd pick next year. Then were still picking ahead of the Rams and get Kalil and with our two third rd picks we have this year take a WR & CB or S. That would fill three needs in two rd’s. Does anyone know if the rumor is true and we recieved to 4th rd comp picks besides our own for the loss of Rice, Jackson & Edwards we lost to the Falcons?

  186. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Erin Henderson

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Erin_Henderson_vents_on_contract_Im_not_even_asking_for_big_money031612?t=2

  187. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    F-ckin pay the man already !!

  188. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Fred Evans resigned …. Remi Ayodele?

    The Vikings have re-signed nose tackle Fred Evans to a 2-year contract. This comes only 2 days after the team re-signed Letroy Guion and announced his move to nose tackle.

    So what does that mean for last years starter Remi Ayodele? Well, Jeremy Fowler of the Pioneer Press states the Vikings are wondering prively whether they can keep 3 nose tackles or not. Ayodele’s days in Minnesota could be over after only 1 year on his 3 year deal signed last year. I’m guessing Ayodele being released wouldn’t break any hearts after only registering 15 tackles all of last year.

  189. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer- they won’t sign him if he continues to vent like that.

  190. By RichardA1 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I would just like to say Defense, and add to that I would like to say Defense, and finally I would like to say Defense. We need the meaniest, nastiest, tuffest, rompin stompin a– kicking players that play football. Players that want to play, players that appreciate the oppertunity to play, team playing players.

  191. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Titus- He has every right to be frustrated. We should have re-signed him first.

  192. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Sure Spencer, he has a right to be frustrated. But to vent in public– not the best approach. He needs to, through his agent, or his own voice, speak to the Vikings, expressing how strongly he wants to play with the team and how it is important that he know asap what will happen so he can plan –

    It’s all how you approach it, Spencer.

  193. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    It may not be the best approach, but look at where being silent got him- nothing. I have absolutely no problem with Erin voicing his opinion.

  194. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, read what I wrote– I did not say he should be silent, but to speak through the proper channels. If you want a promotion at your job you do not go on facebook and write about your frustration with your workplace.

  195. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Suddenly I feel I am being pulled into something– Shawn, I know what you must feel like when you find yourself in a long winded discourse with the Spence.

  196. By peever on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I just dont understand all the hype about kalil….offensive lineman are not that big a deal and surley not worth a no 3 pick…especially with a mobil qb and a running back who finds his own holes…..a w.r. is what the vikes should be targeting as they have never really replaced the likes of carter and moss…that will put points on the board and fans in the seats….in a division with the likes of jenning…calvin megatron…and now marshall…the vikes will remain at the bottom again with the likes of camarillo jenkins………go for BLACKMON…its a no brainer….

  197. By Parody on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Peever – You’re a no brainer. ‘Nough said.

  198. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Peever– how did our mobile QB and great running back do last year? When Moss and Carter killed defenses — we had one of the best O Lines in the whole NFL. You must have a foundation to support the structure of a building. First things first–it really is a no brainer. Step by step.

  199. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Ahh, the Good Times.

  200. By Gary on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    With the depth available in the draft for positions of need by the Vikes, if extra picks are to be added, do so by trying to move down in either rounds: 2, 3, 4. Hang onto Pick # 3 and take the sure thing in Kalil.

  201. By Kyle on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Peever we need ofensive linemen bad. If we get him Charlie Johnson can go to guard and then sullivan that one kid that stepped in for herrarea last year and loadholt and we have the line managed right there. Then we can go from there. I say we do trade down and then we get another second round pick and i say get Kahlil first round, and then if we get the trade with cleavland then with the second round picks we just might be able to get both Mark Barron and if Dre Kirkpatrick is still there we might be able to get both of them. But in the case Kirkpatrick is gone then we should get a WR

    Go Vikes!!!!

  202. By Viking King on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    someone please tell me why cleveland would trade up to #3 when the vikings obviously don’t want a qb? They can get tannehill at #4

  203. By Parody on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Viking King – Speculation is that if the Browns didn’t trade, then the Vikings would trade with the Seahawks or Dolphins who also need a QB. So the Browns would trade to block the other teams from being able to.

  204. By VikingFan95 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    WHAT I DONT LIKE ABOUT THIS WEBSITE IS THAT YOU DONT FIND OUT ANYTHING, O.J. ATOGWE IS SUPPOSED TO VISIT US AND THERES NOTHING ABOUT IT ON OUR WEBSITE.

  205. By Craig on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    After watching tape on Matt Kalil and Morris Claiborne, I’d have to say I like Claiborne. It’s a pass happy league and Claiborne has the skills to shut down WR’s in the NFC North. He has great hands, awareness and speed. Plus adds to the special teams as a return guy with harvin. In a nickle defense, Winfield, Cook and Claiborne would be one of the best in the NFC North. Three and out on defense would make for closer games. That would be a good start for this year. We could load up on O-lineman in the 2nd, 3rd round.

  206. By Mike B. on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I am not sure why once it is reported that a player is coming to visit that the website doesn’t at least confirm that is accurate.

  207. By Mike B. on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    2.5 M one year deal for Ced wow.

  208. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B and Craig, sorry to say, but that has been the MO of this site for as long as I can remember. Breaking news is heard elsewhere often a full day before seen on this site–

  209. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I am kind of glad Erin tweeted his is mildly frustrated with his contract situation…Gives the Vikings a chance to sit done and chat with him before he accepts the first contract thrown his way…

    Didn’t Spielman use the exact same approach when he extended EJ the first time…Letting EJ test the market before making him an offer ???…Might be wrong there..Been awhile back..And to lazy from playing outside to do any homework on the situation…: )

    I would have been a little upset at Erin if he would have been complaining a lot right at the start of free agency…But he didn’t…Its been a week and no contact with the team about anything serious..And his tweet of frustration was low key..And just on twitter…

    Just sounds like a good time for Spielman to get back in touch with Erin about his contract…That is unless he really doesn’t care if he walks…

    GM’s are supposed to know when to make their moves…I just got the sense yesterday already even before Erin’s tweet…That time to talk serious about a contract better be soon…

  210. By Craig on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    If we stuck strictly to O-line this year we could solidify the O-line in one draft:

    Round 1: Matt Kalil OT #1 OT (USC)
    Round 2: Kevin Zeitler OG #2 OG (Wisconsin)
    Round 3: Mike Smith OT #4 OT (Ohio St.)
    Round 4: Philip Blake C #2 C (Baylor)

  211. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Gotta hit the trails– it’s almost 80 degrees. OT– where are we? I am confused.

  212. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Here are some more Nick Taylors we can sign>>>>>(born 1988), Canadian professional golfer……..(born 1927), Canadian geologist, businessman and politician……..(born 1963), British cricketer……(born 1971), British squash player and squash coach…….(born 1946, died 2010), American hard rock and rhythm guitarist/musician for the band Bloodrock, based in Fort Worth, Texas…….The last guy I bet we can get cheap, he’s been dead for 2 years.

  213. By DuaneN on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Highly doubt Holmgren would be dumb enough to do this.
    I would think the Browns have their sights set on Barkley next year.

  214. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Charles Barkley?

  215. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    The way I understand it…The ‘basketball player’ signed nothing more than a futures contract…He comes into camp…And the Vikings coachs see if he can put any of that 4.2 or 4.3 speed to use..If not they say goodbye to the young fellow…

    Why not see if a guy with 4.2 speed can help out your team ??…Vikings will be signing 8 or more players to similar contracts after the draft…And how many of those college players will posses 4.2 speed ???

  216. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil….they signed him to a 3 year contract and are listing him as a corner.

  217. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    They did ??…. Have to admit that is a surprise…

  218. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I say go after the 85 year-old geologist next.

  219. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    What about Elvis?

  220. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Elvis ( Nick Taylor ) Presley?

  221. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Wow…

    Vikings new D coordinator must see something special in this guy then…The news doesn’t make me upset with the 3 yr contract…More to wanting too see for myself now what we have in this guy…To give him that big of a contract ???…

  222. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    5 ft. 10 in., 165 lb. Maybe he can turn water into wine.

  223. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    OTK … I like giving the speed a shot. Im just having fun with the basketball jokes because untill the draft thats all we have. The “elite” free agents are gone. So if we sign Antogwe and the Schwarz … I’ll be semi satisfied with free agency.

    I understand we are rebuilding and so … I’ll accept that the 2 DBs were overpaid. Both are in the 10million per year range

    same with the WRs … Vjax and Garcon were the only 2 I liked and they were overpaid ….

    I wish we would have got Grubbs instead of Carlson because Guard is a bigger need than TE but I like Carlson’s “potential” despite hating that word. and if we land the Schwarz … hes younger than grubbs so might be a suprise again “potential”

    So it all comes down to Spielman having a good to great draft which to me means 2 starters on day 1 and with 10 picks I expect 2 more starters by 2013 day 1 …. and of course i know he cant hit on all 10 picks but theres always “potential”

  224. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nova there is some sort of new contract wording that i dont understand yet … but more and more contracts allow teams to get out of it in a year or 2.

  225. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve got to watch Gonzaga. I put $250 on them at +7.5 and right now, near the end of the first half they are up by 5.

  226. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nova….

    I thought we have both been around long enough to know you can always…”Expect the unexpected” in certain things…

    I expected a guy with that little experience…Getting that kind of contract ??..

    Our new D coordinator must have pushed for this guy….And he has some solid secondary experience…

    I will give the new D coordinator the benifit of the doubt “so far” on this signing…

    Always like to give a new coordinator plenty of rope to hang themselves…Being brand new fans haven’t given him any so far…I will let the basket player addition slide for now…Lets just say in my personal opion (that doesn’t matter anyway) I just fed him his first 2 ft of slack on that rope…: )

  227. By Carl K *10 day til Alshons pro day* on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Being a starter means nothing to Erin Henderson?
    Wow… zero passion for the game and/or his teammates came across in his tweet. Very sad.

    I hope his agent can get him to relax alittle and explain to him the market for linebackers right now is poor.

  228. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    “I didn’t expect a guy with that little experience”…speak English OT Kalil,,

  229. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Last year the big ‘splash’ was getting Michael Jenkins, this year it was aquiring Carlson. How sad.

  230. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer..

    But both Jenkins and Carlson can be solid players this season…I look for Jenkins to be more seen as the #3 WR…Sure Percy is a slot guy…But I look at how much the QB will target Percy…And that will be often…

    The Vikings will get a nice receiver in the draft…Count on that…I know who I prefer in that role…But will stay quiet until closer in the draft who I like…Just don’t want to jinx things…The WR I have in mind is looking good to be available in the second round right now…

    Carlson fills the 2 TE set Musgrave likes to run…And will pull coverage from Mr Rudolf…The best part about Carlson…He is a good enough TE to exploit defenses…When defenses try to start taking Rudolf out of games by isolating coverages on him…Okay…Pull the coverage to Rudolf…That frees up Carlson for some big plays…And if the Vikings can get both of our TE’s going early in the season by feeding them…It will open up the entire offense for the Vikings…..

  231. By peever on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I agree we need o linemen…but not with a number 3 …or as it really is now…the number one pick…as we know who indy and wash are taking…. the reason the offense struggled was we had no wideouts…they could stack peterson ..and ponder had to scramble becuase no one was open…….would you rather have another randy moss or another mckinnie?…hows that workin for ya….do you think lions would give up megatron for some big fat o lineman no matter how good he was?or gb give up jennings??fact is with a no 3 pick the NO BRAINER pick ..IS blackmon……NOT kalil..you people gotta .quit drinking the koolaid

  232. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    The WR I want is Alshon. He was a stud on the field and has potential. Kind of reminds me of a taller Sidney Rice.

  233. By peever on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    oh yeah that pro bowl left guard workin for you……o line is over rated if you have a good running game….mobile qb…and quick route running wr that can make yac ….you think rogers waits for his line to set blocks….the ball is out before them big fat lineman can stand up …dump out the koolaid and pick blackmon….listen to mark rosen…the only one who is talking sense of all the media…besides didnt we pick a ton of o linemen last year that now have a year of nfl exp more than kalil does allready

  234. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    peever … you making untrue comparisons. IF Blackmon was the next Moss or Megatron then and only then would you have a point. Blackmon will be good yes but he wont be Randy Moss or Calvin Johnson.

    Kalil is the one and only option for the Vikings PERIOD

  235. By peever on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    yeah spencer hes a god one….and if the vikes like the home grown boys how bout that reciever from notre dame that went to cretin…

  236. By RichardA1 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I say trade the 3rd pick for as many good defensive players as we can get. Where is our retractable roofed stadium we were promised, who wants another indoor stadium. I can see using a dome cover for the 2nd half of the season because of the weather. We have been told for many years, the fans want a retractable roof were going to make sure it has one. I hope they do not get a stadium if there is no retractable roof. We need players as strong as elephants and players that fight like a pitbulls. Go Vikes……………..

  237. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    What do people see in Blackmon? Hes a 6’1 Wr that runs a 4.5 in pads. At OSU he put up great stats because he went up against the terrible Big 12 defenses. Name 1 Cb or Safety that is going to be drafted in rounds 1-2…you cant. Hes a Posession Wr, not a deep threat, whose game is like Michael Crabtree. Blackmon is NOT top 3 talent !

  238. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer Alshon is shorter than Sidney Rice …. The pre combine height was a lie he came in at 6’3″ at the combine … Sidney Rice is 6’4″

    http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/alshon-jeffery?id=2533039

  239. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Dam…and all this time I thought he was 6’5.

  240. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    but he does have that jump ball ability … Im still waiting for an official 40 time

  241. By RichardA1 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Got my vike order ready..players as strong as elephants, mean as pitbulls when needed. A retractable roof stadium, stick that dome thing where the sun don’t shine. Now why did we sign this te from MN, a average player, geez, I’m sure the family is happy but it does nothing really for the Vikes. We need defense, trade the 3rd pick to a needy team who wants to deal away there defensive players.

  242. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I like Alshon’s size…But the young man doesn’t seem to find much separation from CB’s to me…Always seem to be wearing his defenders in his hip pocket…Alshon has good hands and can jump…Just wish he could separate better….Not saying that a good receivers coach couldn’t have him planting and snapping off some routes with better technique…If he could pick up some pointers fairly quickly…He would make a good receiver…The raw talent is there…

  243. By peever on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    so shawn what makes kalil that great? just becuase you have read it or seen it on mock drafts….some scouts say he is not even the best o lineman in this draft much less the BEST player overall….do you not see the implication that with luck and rg3 pretty much inked that the vikings have the therorectical FIRST “pick” of the draft…which should go to best player…not the greatest need…….and how many o linemen would ever qualify for the best player in a draft or on any team…….maybee blackmon is not the best but would be a far better pick all around for this team and its fans ,coach trying to keep his job and owner trying to get a stadium deal……dump the koolaid…look at the big picture and quit this “build for the future” mentality teams can turn around in one or 2 seasons…

  244. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    In the season-finale….Toby tore his MCL. Has it healed yet? Will there be any lingering affects?

  245. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Blackmon is going to be a fine receiver…He is a physical beast for a WR…He will go up after a ball…And if someone else id there…To bad…Blackmon owns his space…And will come down with that football…

    Spencer…I thought you liked a little attitude with players…Blackmon should be your man then…He has the tude to get the job done at WR…WR,slot, end around…Blackmon can do it all…Just give the guy the ball…And watch him fight for yards !!!

  246. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    he beats dre kirkpatrick 2x in this reel

  247. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    lol

    “some scouts say he is not even the best o lineman in this draft much less the BEST player overall…”

    Wrong again

    Peever … I watched Viking games. During seeing almost every game last season one thing was crystal clear b4 our QB hit his 3 step drop he was having to scramble and run. On 3 step drops

    Peever … are you aware deep routes require 5 and 7 step drops?

    Just watch some games you’ll see

  248. By KoN on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Peever, most boards have Kalil ranked as the 3rd or 2nd best player in the draft, so if you want to talk about taking the best player available at #3 it is Kalil, not Blackmon. Look at what Ponder can do when he is given time in the pocket.

  249. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nice clip Shawn…

    I must have been in a bad mood the day I was watching some tape on him before…

    Alshon can make some over the shoulder catches look easy on that clip !!!…And was plenty physical at the line of scrimmage…

    Did Alshon have his pro day yet…Just wondering if he is keeping his weight in check ??…

    I agree Spencer…Alshon would look good in purple… : )

  250. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Peever .. Ponder is a mobile QB and was sacked 30 times in 10 starts

  251. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    whatever………….all the inactivity of this team in FA poinmts to some larger issues…….

  252. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn…

    You so hit the nail on the head !!!

    Ponder couldn’t even set his back foot on a 3 step drop…Let alone the 5 to 7…

    Kalil is absolute gold to the Vikings offense…If I was Spielman…I wouldn’t trade that pick for anything…Kalil is going to be a great LT…You don’t trade future pro bowl picks at the LT position…Especially when your LT the year before ranked 32nd in the league…

  253. By Derrick.G on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    If the vikings trade this pick and miss out on kalil, i will disown this team to the highest level.

  254. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    KoN … LOL that was Curtis Lofton chasing Percy

  255. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    larger than “who do we try and get”…….

  256. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    a.s.s.hole inactive politicians

  257. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

  258. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    We sign Sage HOORAY! We sign Carlson another TE$ HOORAY! WHERE IS OUR DEEP THREAT? OH WAIT WE GONNA PLAY SMASHMOUTH RUN FOOTBALL? YEAH RIGHT AS SOON AS AP GETS THE HANDOFF HE IS TACKLED>>>>>>>>>NO OLINE>>>>>>>OH AND NO DDs….ADD NO LBs to the list………..

  259. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Rock Im with you. I want a list of the NO voters. I wrote Mark Dayton.

  260. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    SAVVY MOVES SO FAR,,,,,,SAGE and CARLSON……..WOW!

  261. By Derrick.G on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Who is peever and where did this guy come from?

  262. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn-
    GUESS WHAT ? THEY WILL BE REPUGNANTCANTS……..

  263. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    OH, AND BY THE WAY FU(K TO ALL YOU REPUBLICAN A$$HOLES………JUST SAY NO TO EVERYTHING>>>>>>>>

  264. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    $250 by half-a-point !!!!!!!

  265. By Derrick.G on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Erin is okay, but venting on twitter is really easy to do…..how about he goes to the wilfs and talk to them? Fans dont care about this kinda thing.

  266. By Derrick.G on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Wow rocksalt….thanks for throwing all republicans under the bus a$$hole.

  267. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    YAY! THE PARTY OF NO! YAY!!! NO NEW ANYTHING EXCEPT WAR AND BENFITS FOR THE RICH! YAY!
    BTW REPUBS= SUPPORT ZYGGI HE IS RICH! WTF?

  268. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    No problem….JUST SAY NO Derrick.G

  269. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    That is why you draft players for a team at there weakest positions…

    Kalil will be an awesome LT…Going from worst ranked player to first ranked player (or even top 10) in any position inside a team is GOLD…

    You don’t get players like that in free agency…Organizations sign extensions with those players…

  270. By Derrick.G on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Id rather the rich get benefits for doing what they did to get rich, if your poor, its your own fault, why should we help people who wont work for their money? Example: WELFARE.

  271. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    WOW there is a 2011 Viking highlight reel … and I think some of you forgot how good Michael Jenkins was doing…

  272. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    JUST WAIT.THERE ARE DEMS I WILL CHASTISE(MPLS CITY COUNCIL) WHO ALSO ARE A$$HOLES

  273. By Derrick.G on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    All you people preaching “no war no war” if we lived like that we’d still be the 13 colonies.

  274. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Derrick .G.
    Nice logic……LOL….

  275. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    LOL………..

  276. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn…I have the list of republicans fighting the stadium bill..And have been adding names to the list right along…I will post all the names here before the November election…Its not complete now…. ; )

  277. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Derrick .G
    Guess what?
    The check is in the mail
    There is no global warming
    Might makes right
    Only the lazy are poor
    Profits (not prophets)are sent from GOD
    The Rich will stimulate the economy
    Government is bad
    Taxes are evil
    Everyone can be rich(except the lazy)
    Women’s reproductive rights are stupid

  278. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Give Zellers office a call…

    I have a couple of times already…I let them know how poorly I thought the republicans were handling the stadium issue…

  279. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Everybody move to Canada…….all our politicians age great people. I’ll sell you a bridge when you get here.

  280. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    *are

  281. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil2012=
    NO…… NOT THE REPUGNANTCANTS………….ZELLERS IS A MODEL PARTY COG……..

  282. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nova-
    BY comparison……….

  283. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    M Jenkins is a solid number 2 receiver…

    Vikings will get 2 nice receivers in the draft…Just a gut feeling that 2nd pick in the draft will be a WR…The other WR pick around late 4th round ??…Maybe..

  284. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I am FRIKKIN TIRED OF OBSTRUCTIONIST PARTISAN POLITICS ! ESPECIALLY WHEN IT THREATENS MY TEAM…….Can’t we just cooperate for the VIKINGS? TO H3LL WITH THE REST……

  285. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    By Derrick.G on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply
    Id rather the rich get benefits for doing what they did to get rich, if your poor, its your own fault, why should we help people who wont work for their money? Example: WELFARE.

    ________________________________________________________________

    WOW I cant believe people like you exist. You mean the fact that 1% of the population was born and their daddy died. WOW thats was some hard work.

    youve never heard of corporate welfare?

    did you forget the wall street bailouts that you blame Obama for was a bill signed by Bush … BAILOUT = handout

    ever heard of corporate welfare?

    By Derrick.G on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply
    Id rather the rich get benefits for doing what they did to get rich,

    You mean being born ?????????? BECAUSE THATS ALL THEY DID.

    Are you clueless to the fact that the majority of presidents are related in some way? the money never leaves the family. when a nobody starts to get money a somebody buys their idea b4 said nobody becomes somebody

    have you been sleeping the last 10 years completely clueless to the rich pas’sing laws that help them take advantage of the common man.

    DUMB DUMB DUMB

    By Derrick.G on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply
    Id rather the rich get benefits for doing what they did to get rich = they were born

    HOODWINKED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Corporate Welfare
    Political Coruption

    The rich on wall street steal our pensions thats what they do they lie steal and cheat

    MY GO”D PLEASE WAKE AMERICA UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  286. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, relax. I’ll give you a real deal on your bridge.

  287. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    What I would like to see for the Vikings…Is not getting anymore over paid veterans in free agency (except get E Henderson for a fair price)…But find a way to get an extra second round draft choice in this springs draft…

    That is some magic I would like to see Spielman pull off…And do that without touching the 3rd pick in the first round…

  288. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    RIGHT ON SHAWN! WAKE AND LOOK AT REALITY RIGHT WING ZEALOTS! TRY TRUTH FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIVES, RATHER THAN THE LIES PROPAGATED BY YOUR RIGHT WING, FASCIST MOUTHPIECES!

  289. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    1/2 OF THIS COUNTRY IS SO FUHKING STUPID !!!!!!!

    THE RICH STOLE OUR PENSIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yea derrick G great support the thieves. support those that are against humanity.

    Contstitution supporters … LIARS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    All men are created equal …. *wink*wink*

    except for black men

    except for gay men

    excpet for poor men

    except for woMEN

    FUHKING A-HOLES WILL BELIEVE ANYTHING YOU FUHKING HEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  290. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    OK Rock, 20% off your bridge, too.

  291. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Sh.it Nova= I want at least 30%

  292. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    EXCEPT THE TRUTH

  293. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    SHAWN-
    There is HOPE! Wisconsin will vote out the Union busting a$$hole governor……

  294. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Ok, Rock, I need some change, though. Can you give me 2 twenties for a ten?

  295. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn-
    Folks who voice support for workers rights are viewed as suspect……..your point is well taken…..

  296. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Thanx Nova … I like bridges

  297. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nova-
    I thought I gave you my credit card info on our last transaction……don’t share it with anyone…

  298. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    BTW Rock the problem I see is Dems are just as suspect as Reps in todays Plu’tocracy

  299. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I just came back from 32 miles of cycling and I think I have heat exhaustion. Man, it’s like Florida visited the Twin Cities for an entire week– glad I did not spend money and fly anywhere.

  300. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    cough

  301. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s hear opposition the the NFL players union……c’mon anti unionists…….speak up!

  302. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Anyway, looks like a lot has transpired. Who is this Peever dude?

  303. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nova…

    Does that bridge have any white beach front property near it ??…

  304. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Hey my old buddy Rocksalt! How is the painting coming along?

  305. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    in some ways, Shawn……

  306. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I’m saving this one for you, Shawn….The Angus L. Macdonald Bridge, locally known as “the old bridge”, is a suspension bridge crossing Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia, Canada; it opened on April 2, 1955. (Wiki)…….Bring your bank card.

  307. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Derrick G … lets play a game.

    Lets see who can reach the 60th floor of a highrise first. you must use the stairs

    Titus will start on the 52nd floor

    you start on the first floor

  308. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Titus…..been on Spring Break…did more yard work (a necessity) than painting….how are you? How is Faulkner?

  309. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil……Not really, but a lot of GREAT bars !

  310. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    got some Cuervo and Carta Blanca going now…..

  311. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Sounds like a great place to live…Something like the area I come from…Lots of bars….And 3 colleges in a small town to fill them… : )

  312. By sandiamond on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Still butterpatch signings??

    This kid from arena league had better be able to catch& fly on kickoff returns or otherwise it is a joke
    DEF Tackle in this draft will be the best for the next 4 years and Spielman takes an in-house route. not happy about remi/guion combo!!

  313. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    William Cuthbert Faulkner (born Falkner, September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) >>>>>>Apparently this is how he is, Rock. Dead.

  314. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    sand=
    We have done nothing …….other teams have made serious upgrades……M<aybe Wilfs are looking to sell….

  315. By CaribooBill on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    In that video poster by KoN, the pass was 60 YARDS through the air. That seems to me to be the mark of a strong arm, not a “noodle” arm as some bloggers have posted.

  316. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nova-
    What? I just saw him blogging the other day……

  317. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Evidently I have been HOODWINKED!!!!!!!!

  318. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    There are more female college students walking around Halifax than Carter’s has pills.

  319. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    On another level, Nova, I am not willing to dismiss majors writers as simply DWM.s…..

  320. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Makes me seriously want to go back and ” update my degree “.

  321. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Sand-
    Not butterpatch….rainbows and unicorns. and skittles,

  322. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nova-
    don’t bother……..you are a DWM in their eyes…

  323. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I’m a DWM in my eyes.

  324. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Wait….what does the “D” stand for?????????????????????????

  325. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    mine too, buddy…

  326. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    DEAD

  327. By sandiamond on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    2011
    Spent the entire season on injured reserve for Carolina after suffering an injured right hip during a training camp practice (8/6).

    Spielman’s pattern continues but a thumbs up^ on this one. Panthers O line has been strong for many years even with aging players. Seen Geoff play live couple of times, big boy

  328. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Derelict
    Decommissioned
    Decomposed
    Deterred
    Delapidated

  329. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I “recant” being a DWM in my eyes. I thought the “D” was for “Dashing”.

  330. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    HAHAHAAHHAHAHHAA

  331. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I am fine Rocksalt– we’ve had summer up here. Our spring break was a couple weeks back- ours is rather early, but right now it’s 78 degrees. You are probably in the same system.

  332. By DRS on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt, and Shawn I feel sorry for you both, all this hate. May you find peace someday soon, there is evil in both parties, can you blame the legislatures when70% of the people of Minnesota do not want any public money to go to the Minnesota Vikings, they want it to go to bridges and food stamps.

  333. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Decommisioned
    Deconstructed
    Devalued

  334. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Or was that dachshund ????????

  335. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Alas…The students will be graduating and going home for the summer around here all to soon..

    But sure is nice having them come back from spring break…And some people around here might have deeper tans started than some that left for Florida…

  336. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    WOW, Titus…..ours was early, most are next week.you on quarter system?

  337. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Doberman?

  338. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    The best thing about being surrounded by University hotties is, even though you get older, every year they stay the same.

  339. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Dandie Dinmont?

  340. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Not in their eyes buddy………

  341. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    how about D.O.M.???

  342. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Rock, have I sold you any Schwiffies, or just charged them to you?

  343. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    So you’ll take another pallet load?

  344. By sandiamond on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    What is going on with ERin Henderson?

  345. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nova
    I do not know what they are ,so I must not have received them.

  346. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I’ll take that as a ” Yes ” !!

  347. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nova=
    Oh, all right…..

  348. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    If you haven’t seen that ad with the d1ck ” Vince” hawking those things, you’re lucky.

  349. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    They sound neat

  350. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah…… Vince….I bought the Slap Chop……..

  351. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I might have spelled it wrong, but you still need them, RocK !

  352. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Desperately.

  353. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nova-
    I think Schwiffies areonly allowed in Canada

  354. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t worry, I can get them past ” Homeland Security “.

  355. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    OK my credit card # is 3220 3303 4502 3253…….don’t share it……..

  356. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    now what about that bridge?

  357. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    gotta go now

  358. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    That one’s over it’s limit, Rock. I’ve been using Mrs. Salt’s # for the last month. If you haven’t received a credit card statement, it’s because I intercept them.

  359. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Oh….Mrs Salt and I split up………….sorry…..

  360. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Intercept ? Why can’t our Dbs do that?

  361. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    been dating this gal named Pepper………a real hottie…..

  362. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry to hear that……Was it because of her misuse of her credit card?

  363. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    let me get her CC……..

  364. By sandiamond on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    A Viking state of mind….

  365. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

  366. By sandiamond on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    got a cat named pepper

  367. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    naw ……she sought a solution that I was incapable of…..I think it was sodium Bicarbonate,,,,,,,,

  368. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve got what looks like a salt shaker named pepper.

  369. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    By Derrick.G on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply
    Id rather the rich get benefits for doing what they did to get rich, if your poor, its your own fault, why should we help people who wont work for their money?

    ____________________________________________________________

    Derrick G … how do the rich get rich??? well the video above has an oil ty’coo’n explain. oops it was his gradfather that was an oil tycoon … that guy was just born which as you said is “hard work”

  370. By Carl K on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Matt Flynn did not get the money from Seattle or Miami that he was looking.

    Does that mean Seattle and Miami are eyeing Tannehill?

    if Cleveland thinks Tannehill is a franchise QB…. This draft could get very interesting.

    I would hate to trade out of the #3 slot because I really want Kalil. But this situation is perfect for the Vikings to swap with Cleveland because we would still land Kalil.

  371. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    No, Rocky, the old semester — three a year- fall, summer, and spring

  372. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    i tried to post the link with my post 5 times but it wouldnt work … because of some reason that cant be explained

  373. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Details, Shawn…….simply pesky details. Kinda like them pesky facts…..

  374. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, when are you going to come to a game? All the bloggers should get together for one sometime– just keep the debating civil.

  375. By sandiamond on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    script box every post, ahhh heck

  376. By Rocksalt on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Titus-
    sounds like a trimester……ours just winding down..so why you so early?

  377. By sandiamond on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    titus pick us up at airport for the san fran game!

  378. By Viking-ology on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    As long as the Vikes secure Kalil, I don’t care how that happens.

  379. By DRS on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    No Vikings Tax offers Gov. Dayton the only plan most Minnesotans can support–a Stadium Referendum Amendment

    Today, No Vikings Tax, a grassroots organization based in Minneapolis, has offered Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton the only stadium-related proposal that can be supported by the majority of Minnesotans.

    In a one-page piece of model legislation, the group put forward a proposal for an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution which, if approved by voters, would require a referendum on any professional sports facility that requires public debt, which in practice is all of them.

    “We offer the Legislature the opportunity to give the people of the State of Minnesota what they want–the chance to vote on stadium taxes,” said No Vikings Tax founder Chris David. “I sincerely hope that lawmakers will seize the day and exercise the will of the people.”

    http://novikingstax.com/2012/01/no-vikings-tax-offers-gov-dayton-the-only-plan-most-minnesotans-can-support–a-stadium-referendum-am.html

  380. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    OK Titus, send me the cab fare.

  381. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Titus when debating in person you will see im more sarcastic than words allow me to type. and I dont know Ive been going through a nightmare that wont end so I cant say for sure. But the end is near and I should be good for next season and I think watching Moss in the dome again might be good.

  382. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t forget the tip. I usually give 40%.

  383. By DRS on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    http://novikingstax.com/2012/01/wilf-to-rybak-your-corporate-welfare-proposal-isnt-generous-enough.html

  384. By DRS on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Join us Monday, May 16 at 5PM as we protest ‘Taxing Ted’ Mondale’s Expensive Antics

    Ted Mondale…what can we say. His job is essentially to run the agency that operates the Metrodome, but Gov. Mark Dayton, the man who appointed him, has given him additional “responsibilities,” most of them involving pushing local governments and state leaders to impose a Vikings Tax on the people of Minnesota without the benefit of a referendum.

    http://novikingstax.com/2011/05/join-us-monday-may-16-at-5pm-as-we-protest-taxing-ted-mondales-expensive-antics.html

  385. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, I am sending the taxi now– it will be there in about 34 hours. Look for the dark haired guy in the volkswagen.

  386. By DRS on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn and Rocksalt how do you expect the legislatures to act when they are hearing people like them I posted just now.

  387. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond, I will be at the airport holding a big sign with “Sandiamond” on it and a big necklace with a sign, “Titus.”

  388. By DRS on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Peaces to you all, and have a great day.

  389. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I wonder if we could get twenty or thirty bloggers at a game. Shawn, you make sure you invite Spencer.

  390. By Mugs on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    The Browns would be stupid to trade up one spot with us because were not going to select a QB.

  391. By Craig on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    David DeCastro OG 6’5 316 Stanford is a beast. If the Vikings could trade back and still grab this guy in the 1st round, I’d be happy!

    Pass blocking: Doesn’t get beat.
    Run blocking: Excels as a run blocker in power, zone and on the move.
    Pulling/trapping: Dominant leading on pulls outside and traps inside. Reaches second level instantly.
    Intangibles: Solid work ethic and character. Known for his work on the practice field and weight room

  392. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    DRS … If Bush can spend 700 billion for wall street bonus’s then Dayton needs to just git r done. I know from watching our leaders and the wealthy that rules are flexible for them so its time to flex the rules and keep the vikings in MN

  393. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    above statement is mostly sarcasm with a dash of Viking fan selfishness

  394. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Yes, but Mugs what if we trade to someone else that wants a QB? Very possible. Then the Browns would be stupid for NOT trading with us.

  395. By sandiamond on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Its a good idea titus hopefully that game want fall on a holiday

  396. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    This just in the news:

    Thai billionaire who created Red Bull dies at 89

  397. By dunber on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    So If the Vikings were not showing their hand by signng Sage, They might have gotten more for their #3 pick because QB hungry teams wouldn’t want the Vikes to be picking their QB, right? They are not Savvy.

  398. By sandiamond on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Craig I like the idea of DeCastro if we happen to fall back far enough with a trade. Lot of things patched up so could the LT i suppose

  399. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Well, I haven’t seen them in person since that “home” game in Detroit. I rarely go 2 years without going to a game, but I don’t want to pay all that money for the product that I see on the field now.

  400. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    He should have had a Red Bull……get that heart pounding.

  401. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, that must have been fun in Detroit — as I recall we were blown out by the Giants, right?

  402. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah….just a dream. At least I was able to see my friends in Windsor. The game felt like it was played in a tomb, except for the obnoxious New Yorkers.

  403. By KoN on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Dunber, I doubt anyone would expect the vikes to pick a QB with the third pick to play backup to the backup. I don’t think signing sage “tipped our hand” in any way.

  404. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    anyone like that song on the new taco bell commercial ?

  405. By billmarchetti on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    here’s trade i would make, if tanneyhill is on browns radar, vikes can’t get greedy, we and browns know kalil is guy we want no question, vikes trade their 1st and 3rd for browns 1st and 2nd fair trade vikes would have#4(Kail)#35 & 36 CB&WR, we might get a 3rd and 4th compensatory, at worse 2 4th for rice,TJax and Edwards, Cleveland would still have 2 firsts and then 2 thirds makes sense and think its great trade for both teams. my dream would be kalil, jeffery,josh robinson cb from cent. fla, then use our 4th’s lets say 3 of them for s out of lsu (Taylor) a guard and DT

  406. By billmarchetti on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    maybe a LB instead of guard if we sign Schwartz

  407. By Alex on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    vikings need blackmon. then beef up the oline with 2nd and 3rd rd picks.

    they just need to get the dbs covered in the free agency…. which they dont seem to be doing. everyday i hope to log onto nfl.com and see the vikings make a move. but it just seems like they are sitting on their hands.

  408. By purple blood on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    why are the Vikings purple? You would be purple too if you’ve been choking for over 40 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO VIKES! Just do what you gotta do to avenge the loss to the dirty Saints! What ever it takes, just do it!! I am tired of fudge Packer fans rubbing super bowl victories in my face. I am not hungy I AM STARVING!

  409. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, great song. But I like sticking pins in my eyes.

  410. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    lol fair enough

  411. By Craig on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    If we decide to fix our secondary this year, I like these options:

    Round 1: Morris Claiborne CB
    Round 2: Janoris Jenkins CB (ranked at 33 but could fall to 35 due to off-field
    Round 3: Harrison Smith SS
    Round 4: Trenton Robinson FS

  412. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nova this migh be more your style

  413. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    HAHAHA>>>No Shawn, I’m still hooked on Zeppelin.

  414. By sandiamond on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Jayme Mitchel cut 3/16 Browns
    our sixth round comp!

  415. By sandiamond on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    bill nice trade scenario! more picks is what hollywood wants so baddddd

  416. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nothing wrong with Zepp

  417. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    (CNN) — An English soccer match between top-flight teams Bolton and Tottenham was abandoned on Saturday after a player suffered a possible heart attack on the pitch before halftime.
    Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba was taken to hospital, the Premier League club confirmed, after medics came onto the field to try to revive him.
    It later released a statement saying Muamba was in “critical condition” in intensive care.
    “Bolton Wanderers can confirm that Fabrice Muamba has been admitted to the heart attack center at London Chest Hospital where he is currently in a critically ill condition in intensive care,” the club’s website reported………Wow.

  418. By sandiamond on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    3/17 Travelle Wharton (G) signed Bengals. former panther O line, giddy up

  419. By sandiamond on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    NEW YORK — The Jets addressed a couple of their major needs in free agency Friday, signing wide receiver Chaz Schilens and backup quarterback Drew Stanton.

    Terms of the deal with Schilens were not immediately disclosed. Stanton told The Associated Press that he agreed to a $1.25 million, one-year contract a day after he arrived to meet with team officials.

    La Canfora: New market strategy
    This is the year of the short-term contract. Jason La Canfora explains why players are not seeking lengthy deals. More …
    Schilens 6′ 4, a seventh-round draft pick out of San Diego State in 2008, has 72 catches for 902 yards and seven touchdowns. He has dealt with a few injuries that limited him to 13 games from 2009-10 before playing in 15 last season — but in a limited role with just 23 receptions.

    “It was just too good a place to leave (without signing a deal),” Schilens said. “It was a combination of everything that impressed me. The two most important things were the mindset of the coaching staff on where the team is going, and the overall feeling of the commitment of the team to want to win with this great facility.”

  420. By Craig on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Our #3 draft position is worth 2200 pts. So every position we trade back, this is what it is worth in compensation:

    #4 400 pts.
    #5 500 pts.
    #6 600 pts.
    #7 700 pts.
    #8 800 pts.
    #9 850 pts.
    #10 950 pts.
    #11 1000 pts.

    So, if Cleveland traded places with us it would be a difference of 400 pts. That equates to a #50 pick in the 2nd round. Miami at #8 would be a difference of 800 pts. A 1st round #21 pick. Finally, if Seattle wanted to trade up from #12, it would be a 1000 pts. #16 in the 1st round.

  421. By Irish Vike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, I live in Uk, reports coming out that muamba is beginning to stabilise although the fight for his life is still very much ongoing! Country is in shock a very well-known figure here!

  422. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Irish Vike, thanks for the update, I’m not big on soccer but this is tragic.

  423. By sandiamond on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    some activity!

    Oshiomogho Atogwe | FS Previous Team: Washington Exp: 7 years
    Analysis: Atogwe will visit the Lions next week, the team’s official website reported Friday. The ex-Redskins safety also has a visit scheduled with the Vikings.

  424. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond, take Wobschall’s job……..PLEASE !

  425. By Craig on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    So hypothetically if we trade with Cleveland and still nab Kalil at #4 we could have #35 and #36 in the 2nd round and lose or 3rd round pick. With that we could jump back into the 1st round and pick twice or keep trading back to get more picks. If we like our picks at #35 and #36 we could have Kevin Zietler OG 6’5 316 and Alshon Jeffery WR 6’3 216.

  426. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, we already are doing his job! And have been for quite a while.

  427. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Muamba had a heart attack on the field?

  428. By sandiamond on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    No! nova
    sorry,maybe a few tidbits, updates finished

  429. By Irish Vike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, he collapsed during play and was unconscious on the pitch while medical staff tried to resuscitate him for ten minutes, he was then taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital with team captain and manager, it was said he was not breathing as he was taken to ambulance. I watched the game live on tv it was shcoking whole nation a bit stunned….crowd wer chanting his name and #prayformuamba was trending in UK within minutes! Match was subsequently abandoned! Hope he pulls through!

  430. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, I looked him up– only 23 and just got engaged last month. I will pray and believe for a full recovery.

  431. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Here I am watching March Madness, 55 years old, smoking a cigarette and washing it down with a rum and coke, and a guy half my age has a heart attack playing soccer. Live life one day at a time.

  432. By Irish Vike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I’ll post if theres any news.

  433. By Craig on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    There’s nothing on ESPN or ESPEN2

  434. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks– Irish are you in Ireland? I was there as a kid.

  435. By Irish Vike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Yes I’m from Ireland but I go to college in Scotland. Been celebrating St. Patricks day big time today!! Where did you visit? Been following the Vikes since ’07 been at the last couple NFL London games praying Vikes make one in the near future!

  436. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I know we were all over– Dublin of course. Galway, Bunratty Castle– I would have to look at a map or some photos to be more specific. It was a while ago, but I do remember it well, for the most part.

  437. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, you know what I remember? Now all the vegans turn aside. I fell in love with lamb– I ate it every day.

  438. By Irish Vike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I think most tourists have hazy memories if theres a splash of guiness involved!! Anyway back to football hoping with a good draft we can get back to somewhere near .500 this year with Kalil and WR like Jeffery or DBs like Robinson, H. Smith in the 2nd round! I think ponders our guy if we can give hime time to throw!

  439. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I believe we will have 8-10 wins if the draft goes well and AP comes back.

  440. By Craig on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I think you guys forget what division we are in. No O-line and no true #1 WR. A secondary that ranked 2nd to last in the NFL. If it wasn’t for Joe Webb, we would have been 2-14. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to se us jump back to .500 by drafting well, but I can’t see it. It’s going to take two really good drafts to turn this team around.

  441. By Mike R. on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Just food for thought…
    WR Nick Toon,Wisconsin had a good Pro day. Ran 4.43, 39″ Vertical and 10’10” broad jump. I know,most players seem to do better at Pro Day than at Combine.

  442. By Craig on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    We are going to need two O-lineman and a WR for the offense and a CB and Safety on defense. There are too many needs to address in one draft. I’d like us to focus on one side of the ball this year and the other side of the ball next year.

  443. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I think the Nick Taylor signing could be a good one, especially if he averages 14 pts. and 8 rebounds.

  444. By Craig on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    His dad was a good WR for the Jets back in the day. Nick Toon didn’t do much in college. He should be there for us in the 3rd round.

  445. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Im back on the Alshon Jeffery bandwagon … in this clip he beats projected First rounder Mark Baron and projected top15 pick Dre Kirkpatrick 2x

  446. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Nova hes a point guard probably be better to expect assists than rebounds :)

  447. By KoN on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    If we were able to pick up Schwartz and Atogwe, I think that would go quite a ways towards helping the team. I think Schwartz could probably claim the starting position at one of the guard spots and Atogwe would definetely be a starter at safety.

  448. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Just don’t foul out.

  449. By KoN on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Jeffery would be a great value second round pick. A lot of analysts had him ranked as the second best reciever (after Blackmon) early on in the year.

  450. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Alshon Jeffrey vs Janoris Jenkins whos a possible first round pick …. looks like an even match up with both guys making plays

  451. By KoN on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Hey poitn guards are supposed to be good at passing right? Let’s give him a look at QB.

  452. By KoN on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    *point

  453. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    All I know is the 35th pick should land a playmaker

    possible names

    WR- Stephen Hill , Alshon Jeffrey
    CB- Janoris Jenkins and about 3 others
    S – Mark Baron or Harrison Smith

    Spielman would have to forget when the draft is to mess the top 2 picks up. I know he forgot when free agency started but … lets hope

  454. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Kon…..at 5-10, 165, with our OL, all he would get is one look.

  455. By sandiamond on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn he is exciting to watch on tape. as we can see, he can jump well when the weight is down not to mention the no-drop hands

  456. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond i was thinking a Brandon Marshall type.

  457. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    * At the Metrodome roof.

  458. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    guys dont stress we still have Asher Allen …..

  459. By KoN on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Hey McNabb plays in a rec league now. Maybe he wasn’t throwing bad p a s s e s last year, maybe he was just trying to throw bounce p a s s e s.

  460. By T. HARRIS on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Draft Justin Blackmon that demands coverage.

  461. By KoN on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    A rec basketball league that is.

  462. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe we can have a cable connected to Toon’s back and zip line him across the field without the cameras knowing. Wow, that kid can move!

  463. By sandiamond on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2012/03/oregon_ducks_pro_day_lamichael.html

  464. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t you think that’s rather improbable, Titus?……….Wait,……….Sorry, …..we just signed a short basketball player……anything can happen with this team.

  465. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, it would be called Circusgate.

  466. By Mike R. on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I was just throwing Toon’s name out. I wasn’t impressed with his Combine. I just don’t want to reach for a WR that plays good college ball (Hankerson,Baldwin,Tolliver last year) and teams reach for them. Hmm…Al Toon…I am getting old…lol

  467. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    <<<<<<<>>>>>>BREAKING NEWS<<<<<<<<< Minneapolis….. (AP)……Responding to fan criticism over recent Free Agent signings, Viking GM Rick Spielman has reportedly signed the world's tallest jockey. Spielman was quoted as saying " We will never rest, I've got my eye on a 4ft- 6 in. Spelling Bee Champ.

  468. By sandiamond on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    #21 breaking ankles

  469. By Viking-ology on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Hey anything can happen. As I recall, just a few years ago we gave a pro wrestler a try-out.

  470. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    The horseshoe-tossing market has barely been touched ! There must be an offensive lineman in there somewhere !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  471. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    VO– that was for governor, not football.

  472. By Viking-ology on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    How about a couple Sumo Wrestlers.

  473. By Viking-ology on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Titus-not that wrestler.

  474. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman just signed the Cirque du Soleil troupe. With no O line, our team will be fine as they catapult and somersault past the defense and in to the end zone.

  475. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Just think of all the croissant sales !!!!!!

  476. By Viking-ology on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Gotta go-I’ll catch up to you, my fellow bloggers in a week or so after our move.

  477. By Viking-ology on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Till then…SKOL Vikings!

  478. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    VO,……We need a forwarding address. Otherwise, I’ll have to talk to TheRealDon.

  479. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    You wouldn’t want a horse’s head in your new bed, would you???????????

  480. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    It just goes to show you how far Alshon has fallen. At the beginning of the year they were comparing him to Calvin Johnson..

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/830813-the-tale-of-the-tape-alshon-jeffery-vs-calvin-johnson

  481. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Titus … VO was talking about Brock Lesnar not Jessie Ventura. Lesnar was a training camp guy for us 1 year

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brock_Lesnar

  482. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    could you imagine AP running behind 5 Sumo Wrestlers…. only problem is they hold

  483. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/441675-20-talented-athletes-who-suck-at-other-sports/page/9

  484. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

  485. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, I joke. Titus knows Ventura was never on the Vikings.

  486. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Surprise, surprise. I took a NFL Player Personality Quiz and the player that I was similar to was Tom Brady.

    “Calm, collected and cool under pressure– you’re a strong and confident leader, just like the Super Bowl MVP. Even though the focus is on you, you’re happy to share the spotlight with your teammates.”

    You guys should take the Quiz too, its not long.

    http://www.channelone.com/life/sports/quiz_nfl_personality/1.htm

  487. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Titus I figured you knew about Ventura but Im sure Lesnars time as a Viking is easily forgotten. Was just trying to help any confusion.

  488. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Sure Shawn, thanks for the info. I am now intrigued by Spencer’s new found status as Tom Brady.

  489. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    YOU’RE MOST LIKE TOM BRADY, QUARTERBACK
    Calm, collected and cool under pressure– you’re a strong and confident leader, just like the Super Bowl MVP. Even though the focus is on you, you’re happy to share the spotlight with your teammates.

  490. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Im surprised it didnt say I was like Cortland Finnegan. I like to think of myself as an agitator.

  491. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Spencer ironic right?

  492. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, have I got a bridge for you !

  493. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone who takes the test is Tom Brady. It’s rigged.

  494. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Titus should be Ryan Fitzpatrick, since hes a genius. Nova should be McNabb, since hes a jokester. Shawn should be Jay Cutler, since hes a loose cannon. DRS should be Peyton Manning, since hes all business.

  495. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    No, actually, I can see it, Spencer. You always remained civil in your debates with Shawn– never riled or upset. I commend you for playing well in the pocket.

  496. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    titus did you get tom brady to?

  497. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nova as McNabb– HA HA HA HA HA — thanks for the laugh Spencer. Then who is Sonja?

  498. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer look i copied and pasted what i got … we both got tom brady

    Titus Tom Brady gets upset and yells sometimes

  499. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, I did not do it-maybe tomorrow.

  500. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    And Im like Big Ben, since im very unconventional and how immense toughness.

  501. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Those personality tests are usually quite extensive– if not, they are not valid. Oops, sorry Tom, I mean Spence.

  502. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    heres a clip of Shawn and Spencer trying to figure out if Cook or Griffen is better … Id say it looks like Shawn won

  503. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, I guess it is rigged. No way Shawn is Tom Brady esque haha.

  504. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Dont be scared Titus Im sure you have no chance to get Tarvaris Jacksons name :)

  505. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I would take the test, but I’m afraid I might be a Spielman Free Agent signing.

  506. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer as you get older you might figure out the people that irk you the most are those you have most in common with

  507. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Heres a clip of Spencer and Shawn trying to figure out if Griffen or Cook is better, I’d say Spencer won.

  508. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Nova

  509. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    touche

  510. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Well, I am Terrell Owens.

  511. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Alright, this one isnt rigged. The player I got was Brett Favre.

    http://www.quibblo.com/quiz/1UIhIH-/What-NFL-Quarterback-are-you?view_quiz=1

  512. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    The last one is not either– I am TO according to it.

  513. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Titus hahahaha you got TO … the Diva WR …. sorry didnt mean to laugh it is funny though

  514. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Time to pack it in, Titus.

  515. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer please tell me you were honest with question 2 ??????????

  516. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nova take the first quiz … I need to know

  517. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Lol Shawn !!

  518. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    hahahaha Spencer I got

    Brett Favre

    Though he just retired he will always be known as the best quarter back of this era if not the best ever Brett Favre has broken any record for a QB that you can think of and is the greatest gunslinger alive.

    you must of lied … on number of shoes and your jail time

  519. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    OK boys, I took the test.

  520. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    what did you get nova?

  521. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn and Spencer are twins. How cool is that?

  522. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    yea your right titus its rigged ….

  523. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Namath.

  524. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    HA HA HA HA– with that, I guarantee a good night sleep. I am hitting the hay.

  525. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    wow broadway joe … interesting. everyone should do it anyone else awake?

  526. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Ever wonder what the other bloggers look like? Now we know. Nova is Joe Namath, trying to kiss reporters. Spencer and Shawn are Brady and Favre. And I am TO.

  527. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Have Sonja take the test.

  528. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I think im gonna sleep outside, its too hot in here.
    G-nite to you all !!!

    Trade up for Janoriis Jenkins !!!!!

  529. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Titus TO is the most fit of the bunch

  530. By Titus on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, Shawn. Cool, huh? I’ll take it.

    HEY SPENCER, don’t scare the neighbors.

  531. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Wait….my rating is “Under Review”…………It’s been changed to “Nick Taylor”…..the 85 year-old geologist.

  532. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Titus it was fun … we need to get the rest of the regulars to take it. But Im going to hit the hay as well good night to all.

  533. By Shawn on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Nova g’night

  534. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    Manningham is a 49er. 2 Year Deal.

    http://blogs.nfl.com/2012/03/17/manningham-strikes-two-year-deal-to-join-49ers/?module=HP11_breaking_news

  535. By Mike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I doubt a team will trade up to the #3 sot to get a QB.
    That would reak of desperation.
    However a trade up to get another solid pick wouldn’t surprise me.

  536. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    ” Nick Taylor and the Geologists” would be a great name for a rock band.

  537. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    * Rock…..no pun intended.

  538. By Spencer on Mar 17, 2012 | Reply

    I didnt know re-building meant doing pretty much absolutely nothing in Free-agency. We’re putting the fate of our future in a bunch of rookies. What could ever go wrong…..?

  539. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I just took the first test twice, chose ALL different answers the second time. It said I was Tom Brady both times. Pathetic.

  540. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Okay, just felt the need to confirm it. I flew through the test 4 more times. The first time, I chose all the answers I hadn’t chosen yet. The second time I chose all the top answers. The third time I chose all the middle answers. The fourth time I chose all the bottom answers.

    EVERY SINGLE TIME it said I was Tom Brady. What kind of idiot thought this thing up?

  541. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Excerpt from Sid Hartman’s article, MPLS STAR TRIBUNE

    There has been a lot of talk about the Vikings building for the future and not counting on being a contender this year, but if you ask coach Leslie Frazier, he doesn’t believe that to be true.

    “Not in our profession. Somebody else will be sitting in this seat if I look to the future,” Frazier said. “I have to get our guys ready to have a good season next year. We need to have a good year.”

    While a lot of Vikings fans are unhappy because the team has signed only one player — tight end John Carlson — since the NFL free-agent market opened last week, Frazier said for everyone to be patient, because the club is still looking at signing some more players.

    “We still want to find a wide receiver that can really threaten the field vertically,” the Vikings coach said. “We also want to improve our secondary along with our linebackers, also.

    “We’re going to look to do that, we’re going to look to upgrade our team. We may do it through free agency, but we’re definitely going to do it through the draft, as well. But, yeah, we’re still looking at some players in free agency. … It’s not closed, we’re still looking.”

    STILL LOOKING?????STILL WINDOW SHOPPING COACH FRAZIER?????? THE SHELVES ARE GETTING EMPTY….

  542. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Right on Nova….

  543. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    LOL

    Article by Ted Glover, THE DAILY NORSEMAN

    I can respect people who I don’t agree with. And I can disagree with them without hopefully being disagreeable, at least I try to. But I still can respect the fact that they’ve taken a stand on something…no matter how stu.pid and utterly ridiculous I think their opinion might be.

    Then there’s Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers.

    Kurt Zellers is someone I have no respect for whatsoever. Kurt Zellers is a guy that is the epitome of the modern day, 21st century politician, who takes no stand on anything until the polls tell him what he should think about a major issue. You wrap yourself in catch phrases, 30 second sound bites, and really don’t say anything.

    Like this little gem, for example.

    Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers ended Friday the way he began it — vague on how much he would do to help a plan for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

    With an important legislative deadline having pa.ssed Friday, the Republican House leader remained unclear whether he would give the project a necessary procedural exemption to keep it alive at the State Capitol.

    At one point Friday, Zellers was asked whether he could recall major legislation passing without the support of a House speaker. “I can’t think of anything off the top of my head, but I’m sure there has been,” he said.

    Fergo.dsakes dude, grab your nu.ts.ack take a stand. If you don’t like the stadium bill and are against it, just say so. If you do support it, let the House vote. H.e.ll, if you’re against it, let it get through the committees and give it an up or down vote on the floor, and lobby against it and try to defeat it.

    Don’t be the cowardly dou.cheb.ag that you’re being by being non-committal on it, and then when it fails, blame everyone but your own sorry a.s.s.

    I don’t know if you’re on a power trip because you’re the Speaker of the House, or what your deal is. Your main argument against the stadium was that you could not support a bill that had tax increases, and that’s a principled stand. I can respect that. And I actually agree with it, truth be told.

    This bill doesn’t raise taxes. So what’s the problem?

    I think my Dad summed you up best yesterday. My lifelong, died in the wool conservative Republican father, who has never met–or could even consider the fact that there is such a thing–as a ‘dumb Republican’,said about you, Republican Kurt Zellers, Speaker Of The House of Representatives for the great state of Minnesota:

    “Son, I think he’s the dumbest sonofabi.tch in Minnesota history. Even Al Franken isn’t that stu.pid.”

    And just for reference, in my Dad’s world, in rank order you have, in terms of the worst people ever:

    1) The Anti-Chr.ist

    2) Kurt Zellers

    3) Keith Olbermann

    4) Al Franken

    When you lose people like my dad, Mr. Speaker, you lose elections. Just sayin’

  544. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    BOUT TIME SOMEONE CALLED MR. KURT ZELLERS JUST WHAT HE IS……
    A PATHETIC EXCUSE FOR A PUBLIC SERVANT……..

  545. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    TAR & FEATHER ZELLERS

  546. By wacky on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    trade for basketball players??? lol….

  547. By Dennis on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Is the rumor true that the vikings are changing their name to the Minnesota penny pincher’s or was it the cellar dwellers? Either one fits!

  548. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012

    WR unrestricted free agent list:

    Devin Aromashodu 6’2 vikings
    Micheal Campbell 6’2 jets
    Derek Hagan 6’2 bills
    Malcom Kelly 6’4 redskins
    Legedu Naanee 6’2 panthers
    Jerome Simpson 6’2 bengals
    Mike Sims-Walker 6’2 jags
    Maurice Stovall 6’5 lions
    Devin Thomas 6’2 giants

    all others are over the age and/or under the height requirements for this team

  549. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2012/03/17/is-remi-ayodele-experiment-over-for-vikings/

  550. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    sand-
    any of these WR’s game breakers?

  551. By Mike B. on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    That would be a great announcement if that is true. Remi Ayodele on his way out is great news. All this building through the draft sounds good but you dont’ have enough picks to fill the holes created in FA. I think they have some really good feather pillows in Winter Park as personel is sleeping through this FA period.

  552. By Mike B. on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    It makes me wonder if the Vikings aren’t considering Blackmon over Kalil. They haven’t made any solid moves for a WR in FA and stated over and over they need a WR. It could be an indicator that they are considering Blackmon.

  553. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Makes me wonder, too, Mike B.
    Unless there is some type of hidden logic to this inactivity, we will be lucky to break even in terms of talent compared to last year.

  554. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    gonna go bald from all the head-scratching tryin to figure this team out..

  555. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Rock, don’t worry. I just put a case of Rogaine on your cc #.

  556. By bankherald on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I really do think the VIkings need to trade this pick and get more draft picks. We have too many holes to fill on this team and the #3 pick isn’t going to solve them all.

  557. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Not that it will ever reach you, you’ll just pay for it.

  558. By electric7511 on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Are people forgeting how terrible our secondary is?

  559. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    We’re trying to.

  560. By Mike B. on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    That’s easy to forget it’s been bad for so long. The secondary has been the worst for several years.

  561. By TO on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Good morning everyone. 83 is the forecast today– drink lots of fluids while working out,

  562. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Drink lots of fluids to forget our secondary.

  563. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve never understood how this secondary in 2010 had the 10th best ranked Pass Defense..

    39 Husain Abdullah FS
    21 Asher Allen CB
    37 Eric Frampton SS
    33 Jamarca Sanford SS
    29 Lito Sheppard CB
    35 Marcus Sherels CB
    41 Frank Walker CB
    26 Antoine Winfield CB

  564. By Mike B. on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    yeah that group really didn’t put fear into passers

  565. By DRS on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt I have to agree with you about MR. KURT ZELLERS the person. I agree that a person should take a stand one way or another, standing in the middle of the road gets you run over by both sides.

  566. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer you forgot Madieu Williams …. he was the reason. What your stats maybe missing is just how good Winfield was.

    I looked at historical roster and it didnt show Madieu but in the stats page Madieu was our 4th tackler

  567. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer … maybe our schedule had more run orientated teams …. maybe we didnt have a lead very often so teams didnt need to throw … maybe the planets were aligned

  568. By Doug Swanson on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Why the vikings must be cursed:

    The atlanta game–when anderson missed the field goal(15 -1 year)
    11 probowlers on 1 team in the 80’s and nothing!!!
    Referees letting farve get killed in the Orleans game!!!
    Keith Millard getting hurt in a big year they would of won the SB
    The famous push-off by Dallas receiver –wan’t called –NFC championship
    Morons that misbehave and get into trouble costing vikes so much!!!
    Darren Nelson dropping the little toss against skins on 4th down(nfc champ.)
    (Would of killed the afc team in SB that year)

    The fact that Jerry Rice always got the interference calls and Chis Carter
    never did(in the playoff games)

    Controversial fumble in Steeler superbowl

    The Hershel Walker trade

    Giving a third round pick for Moss ha ha ha
    wouldn’t that help

  569. By Doug Swanson on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Oh and how about the time we just let the time run out and did’t get a
    pick(in the draft)

    What other team has ever done that????

  570. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt lol…. I didn’t bother to check any stats

  571. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    In 2010 our defense was really good. The problem was Brett Favre because he was the reason why we lost all those games !!

    Week 1:14-9 Saints
    Week 2: 14-10 Dolphins
    Week 5: 29-20 Jets
    Week 7: 28-24 Packers
    Week 8: 28-18 Patriots

    In all of those early season losses, Favre threw an INT. The Defense did their part, we lost because of #4.

  572. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings have so many needs on the roster….It’s like asking a starving person would you like a pear, apple or an Orange?

    They’d all help..Claiborne, Kalil or even Blackmon

  573. By peever on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    spencer the pass defense was more due to the pass rush by allen and co up front than by the sluggs in the backfield

  574. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer I disagree … We lost because Cindy Rice waited untill August to have surgery … leaving us with … Harvin Berrian Camarillo and Greg Lewis … Chilly is the other person to blame … for not having a back up plan for Cindy Rice

    Favre had a QB rating 10 points higher for the games we had Moss … proving that every position makes a difference

    Besides Berrian Camarillo and Lewis being no better than 4th WRs … that was Harvins first real season as the number 1.

  575. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Peever, there was no pass in 2010. We were tied for 20th with 31.0 sacks. And Jared Allen only registered 11.0 sacks. It just amazes me how the secondary was so good despite not getting any pass rush, and not being the least bit talented.

  576. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Good point Shawn, I have always thought if Sidney had played 16 games in 2010, we would of been in the playoffs. Favre relied heavily on him in the previous year. He||, Rice was part of the reason why Favre to give ‘er one last go-round.

  577. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    09 was Harvins rookie season and he had a healthy Sidney Rice opposite of him

    09 our OL was still good to great

    09 Favre was great

    _____________________________________________________________

    ’10 No Sidney Rice … Harvin becomes the only real WR ( Berrian, Camarillo , Lewis)

    ’10 OL falls dramatically having players admit they took the offseason for granted because of the 09 success

    ’10 Favre at 41 behind a lazy OL … no NO 1 … Berrian Camarillo and Lewis.

    ___________________________________________________________

    NOT FAVRES FAULT FOR 2010 … CHILLY AND SIDNEY RICE ARE TO BLAME AS WELL AS PLAYERS THINKING THEY WERE TOO GOOD TO WORK OUT

  578. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    At the end of the day its the players that play. Week 2 vs the Dolphins Favre threw 3ints, 2 of them were at the Dolphins 3yrd line. And on top of that he fumbled the ball in the endzone giving Miami 7 points. That loss was on Favre. Week 5 vs Jets, i’ll admit Favre played exceptional in the 2nd half. But when the game was on the line he missed a Wide Open Percy Harvin that would have went for 6 in the 4th Quarter. Then the very next play he throws a pick 6, ending the game. That loss was on Favre. Week 7 vs the Packers, Favre threw 3ints and with one of the ints he literally threw it directly at the guy! If Favre plays turnover free, we win the game.

    A majority of the losses were a direct result of Favres play.

  579. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    not a good feeling about the linebacker situation. consider we are paying big money with 3 rotating NT’s

    erin not offered a contract
    jasper anticipation to be healthy all year and cover defenders
    release of kenny onatlou backup ilb

  580. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    * receivers

  581. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Major League …. PLOT: Finish last = lose fan base = move team to the beach

  582. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    The Curious Case of Vontaze Burfict

    http://www.thephinsider.com/2012/3/7/2847876/the-curious-case-of-vontaze-burfict

  583. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Major League quotes

    Rachel Phelps: I think he’ll fit right in with our team concept.

    Charlie Donovan: That reminds me, I was going to ask you. What exactly *is* our team concept?

  584. By Mike B. on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    You can hardly put Farve at blame for the 2010 season. He was begged to come back to the team and was hurt the entire season. He was hurt in the championship game in 2009 and effected him all of 2010. I am sure that this injury caused the problems he had.

  585. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Im having a dilemma. I dont know whose hotter, Kate Upton, or Adriana Lima.

  586. By will on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    vikings have done nothing in free agency to really make me care what they do in the draft for one extra pick. with the players they released and have done nothing to replace them something tells me they want the first pick in 2013 draft cause the will have the lowest payroll in the NFL

  587. By Mike B. on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer what does that have to do with football.

  588. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Major League Quotes

    Board Member 1: I’ve never heard of half of these guys and the ones I do know are way past their prime.

    Charlie Donovan: Most of these guys never had a prime.

    Rachel Phelps: The fact is we lost our two best players to free agency. We haven’t won a pennant in over thirty-five years, we haven’t placed higher than fourth in the last fifteen. Obviously it’s time for some changes.

    Board Member 2: This guy here is dead!

    Rachel Phelps: Cross him off, then!

  589. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Major League Quotes

    Harry Doyle: Just a reminder, fans, comin’ up is our “Die-hard Night” here at the stadium. Free admission to anyone who was actually alive the last time the Indians won a pennant.

  590. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B- It was just something I had been pondering. But anyways in regards to what you said, it is true. He was hurt practically hurt the whole year, It seemed like every week we were debating if Favre was going to start or not. So yes, the injuries could have been a reason for why he was inconsistent.

  591. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I am back!

  592. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Spence – you are way off on Favre– in fact, I do believe he was not going to come back, but everyone wanted him. His ankle was ripped up so badly. That Miami game we won because of horrendous coaching– fourth down and we forfeited points by being bravado and not making it– momentum could have shifted had we kicked the field goal– and we only lost by 4 pts if I recall.

  593. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Manningham is going to the 49ers. And with Moss — yikes, that team will be hard to beat.

  594. By KoN on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Especially since they are in the running for Manning as well. If they get him they would have a solid D, a solid o-line, a really good running game, and possibly the best passing game in the league. That’d be one scary team.

  595. By KoN on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    btw, I got T.O. on the first quiz and Brett Favre on the second.

  596. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, let me try the second one.

  597. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    That is a horrible quiz– I am Brett Favre too. And got lots of pop-ups– Thanks Spencer for posting links to cr+p.

  598. By Matthias on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d827ae9ca/article/frazier-understands-slow-rebuild-wont-fly-with-fans

  599. By Kyler on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I’m all for rebuilding.. as long as progression happens…and doesn’t go the way of the lions for about 20 years.

  600. By peever on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    ho ho…just heard a couple high profile draft analists breaking down team needs and 2 of them agreed that despite popular belief of kalil at no 3 that the vikings at pick 3 are more likely to take blackmon…due to the drafting of several o linemen last year and the release of veteran o linemen this year…and with the lack of interest in any of the top wr free agents this year…….they stated the team is looking to get younger and quicker and will be best suited with a playmaking wr and plugging in last years rookie linemen than drafting another ol this year………..hmmmm

  601. By Derrick.G on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Being born rich? Ok, someone worked their a$$ off before him, and possibly before the other guy, you dont just get rich, someone had to get their hands dirty to get where they are today, cry me a river bleeding heart liberal.

  602. By Troutdaddy on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    First of all- I may not be a “Titus” or a “Nova” but I am on here every day reading and learning from many of these fine people, but I want to call out all of the people here who choose to use profanity in their comments- Really? Can you not speak respectfully for 30 whole seconds??? It is totally unnecessary and goes to show that you lack respect for anyone else who blogs here. You know, I really like to read many of the regulars here and it is becoming just another place to belittle people for their beliefs, political preference or views. Leave the politics off this blog. So sick of you bloggers that wreck the intent of this thing. Stick to football please. The fact that you are all Vike fans is a good thing but the fact that you choose to slam someone for their beliefs is childish and very poor taste. Back-to-topic- the whole stadium thing has a long way to go to before you throw everyone under the bus for what they do or don’t do It is going to be a long process so quit crying wolf every 2 seconds…. Final thoughts on the real topic- The Vikes will use there #3 pick. It is what makes sense- not that Spielman makes a lot of sense in his decisions, but again, quit crying wolf until we see how stuff plays out. The fact remians that noone knows what this team is going to look like until after FA and the draft are over. There is still a lot that can happen. I suspect we will see some really good outcomes. JUST BLEED PURPLE and keep things interesting here. Sorry that I had to vent a little here, but it is really gettng old seeing the garbage that gets on here for me and my son (Who is 13 by the way) to try to sift through. I know that this is not a “Family oriented” site, but my son is a fan and loves to hear what is going on with the Vikes without having to see people telling each other to (insert explative here)… He can hear that at school… Am I off base here? Am I the only one who feels this way? The fact that you CAN get around the moderated blog that deletes offensive words by using fancy spellings doesn’t mean that you should. I expect that I will get someone to respond to my thoughts in this way shorty… Never fails, but at least it will prove my point…

  603. By wacky on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

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  604. By wacky on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    rick speilman suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  605. By Ty Thor on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Im sorry but there is no way someone trades up to #3 for Tannehill. It’s far more likely a team would take a chance on Weeden, Cousins, or Osweiler and if that doesn’t work out they wait till next year and get Matt Barkley.

  606. By Ty Thor on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    I secretly believe Wilf is fed up with the Vikings stadium saga and has told Spielman to field the worst roster possible so a new ownership group will be able to buy the team move them to LA and draft Matt Barkley a USC kid to run the franchise.

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