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A Colt Connection In Vikings Secondary?

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 18, 2012 – 1:26 pm

Three days ago, the Indianapolis Colts signed free agent S Tom Zbikowski – who had been with the Baltimore Ravens – to a contract. The move reunited Zbikowski with Chuck Pagano, who was the defensive coordinator in Baltimore but is now the Colts head coach.

That got me to wondering if a similar type of reunion might be a way for the Vikings to address their secondary, too. Former Colts DBs coach Alan Williams is now the Vikings defensive coordinator, and former Colts DB Melvin Bullitt is still an unrestricted free agent. It would be a somewhat ironic turn of events, with Pagano now with the Colts after Williams’ (and much of the rest of the Colts staff under Jim Caldwell) departure and Zbikowski now with the Colts after the release of Bullitt.

But none of that matters, the Vikings have holes to fill in the secondary and a part of the solution could be the addition of Bullitt.

Bullitt stands at 6-1, 201 pounds and will be just 27 years old when the 2012 season begins. He fits the bill of a typical Rick Spielman-type of free agent signing as a guy coming off his rookie contract with an ascending career arc and aspirations for more playing time.

A 5-year veteran out of Texas A&M, Bullitt has a background that Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier will appreciate, entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Colts in 2007 and finding a niche on the roster until he finally earned a starting role. It’s a similar career path to Frazier’s with the Bears in the 1980s.

Bullitt was a standout specials teams player and a special teams captain with the Colts, but he also developed into a regular contributor on defense, starting 21 games in the 2008 and 2009 seasons. He has nearly 200 tackles, 13 passes defensed, 7 INTs and 2 forced fumbles in 50 games played. Injuries have limited his playing time the past two seasons, though, and now he’s looking to bounce back with a new team.

Will the Vikings be that team? Only time will tell. To my knowledge the Vikings haven’t expressed interest in Bullitt, but that doesn’t mean something won’t materialize over the next couple weeks or so. It’s just a name to watch this offseason.


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376 Responses to “A Colt Connection In Vikings Secondary?”

  1. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Bullitt would be a nice addition. Williams probably would enjoy bringing in a guy he helped develop.

  2. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    He would come alot cheaper than Otagwe or Landry.

  3. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Erin Henderson is crying on twitter about not getting what he is worth. I like the guy but LB are not supposed to be whinning little B1 t CHes.

  4. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I would welcome any safety with open arms. The position has been cr@p since Shaper left.

  5. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Its honestly gotten to the point where any Cornerback is significant upgrade. The problem with all of our DBs, excluding Cook, is that theyre all better suited playing in the Nickel. Winfield is great there, Asher Allen is solid there, and so is Marcus Sherals. What we are lacking is a solid #2 CB. I dont know about you guys, but im nowhere near sold on Brandon Burton. He just didnt make any plays last season.So hopefully this Bullitt guy can fit the bill.

  6. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Sharper not Shaper

  7. By Ben on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    the vikings are going to be terrible this next year we haven’t signed an offensive lineman nor did we sign a defensive back and that is our biggest need on our team but we can sign back up no name players to big contracts that they aren’t even worthe guion got a 3 yr 9 mill deal thats rediculous for a player who doesn’t do squat. I am getting tired of the vikings moves they refuse time in and time out to address these positions I see a 5- 11 season

  8. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Bullitt is not the best but he is very solid if healthy.

  9. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Wrong kind of Bullitt for Spielman.

  10. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Im about to destroy the Melvin BullSh1t talk …

    2011 … 2 games 2 games started …. IR

    2010 … 4 games 3 games started … IR

    2009 … his one decent season … 12 games started 77 tackles 1 pass breakup

    2008 … decent season … 9 games started 72 tackles 9 pass breakup 4 INT

    2007 … rookie junk

    ____________________________________________________________

    Seriously ???? do we need more part time players ????

    Winfield at 35 probably not playing a full season
    Cook at 25 hasnt played a full season

    Ive seen this movie a lot in the last 2 years … Asher Allen to wreck the day

    Mike Wobschall get serious … are there no more basketball players ??

  11. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Melvin Bullitt

    http://www.nfl.com/player/melvinbullitt/2507095/profile

  12. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

    by George Santayana

  13. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Lol Shawn.You just have to think positive. He could become a very good player for our team.

  14. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    ” This team has it’s head up it’s as$” by Nova.

  15. By joe on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I am frustrated about the lack of free agent signing too. I think Otagwe. He may cost us put he probably a solid player instead of a rookie who has to still get used to the NFL.The vikings have salary cap space why not use it on someone like Otagwe. They want to build through the draft O.K but Leslie frazier needs to start winning or he is gonna go like childress.

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

    We got a TE that was on IR and now looking at a DB that has been on IR twice in his rookie contract. How about getting some proven talent in here guys.

  17. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Melvin Bullitt….

    Just don’t see Bullitt being the high “caliber” defensive back the Vikings need in the secondary ??…

  18. By peever on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    special teams player…injued the last 2 years…..a perfect fit for this team….

  19. By Gary on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    A couple of years remove from the nfc championship, and now this a team going nowhere, at the bottom of the nfc north division,i don’t think Frazier is the answer Peterson time is up what a waste of talent!!s and the defense should be #1 priority, how I long for the good days in the 70′s.

  20. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil….Good one !

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

    My thinking is that Manning will be a Bronco.

  22. By wacky on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    who cares………. we sign basketball players.. lol………

  23. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Melvin Bullitt

    2009 … decent season … 12 games started 77 tackles 1 pass breakup
    2008 … decent season … 9 games started 72 tackles 9 pass breakup 4 INT

    2009 Colts D … 18th YPG … 8th PPG … 24th RushD … 14th PassD
    2008 Colts D … 11th YPG … 7th PPG …. 24th RushD …. 6th PassD

    ____________________________________________________________

    OK so destroy might have been a little strong but a few points that came from this

    1- Bullit basically hasnt played for 3 years. 6 total games in the last 2 seasons combined is less than Chris Cook

    2- I like the new DC more now.

  24. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    SHORT basketball players.

  25. By Matthias on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    And the flame-war goes on and on and on…

  26. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    When it comes right down to it…If the Vikings draft Kalil with Fusco,Loadholt,Bedrger,Love, and C Johnson along the O-line and a good WR to help AP,Gerhart,Harvin,Jenkins,Rudolf, and Carlson…

    The Vikings offense is going to be pretty good next season if they can stay healthy…If Kalil is taken first…The rest of the draft will most likely fill needs on the defense…

  27. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    It appears that Rick Spielmen’s approval rating is dropping by the hour.

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

    Wait, it may be the Niners.

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

    I am confident this season will turn out better than all of you expect. Relax.

  30. By Matthias on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    25 milion in cap space isn’t that much if you consider that we actually have to sign quiet some people to our roster, besides two way over-priced veterans.

  31. By Sam Iacono on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    What are the Vikings on vacaction? Going to take left-overs once again in this free agency period. 8-8 at best this year with players no one else wants. When will we spend money on a coach?

  32. By LovinBlue on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Colts fan here. Bullitt had a few fantastic plays over the years (4th and 2 v. Patriots anyone?), but the poor guy has recurring shoulder issues that have sidelined him for the past 2 years. It was surprising to me that he was even part of the team last year, but I guess they thought his shoulder injury wouldn’t strike twice. If the Vikings do pick him up, I sincerely hope he remains healthy.

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

    Yeah, Nova, I saw that– a basketball player at 5’10– I thought I was too short for BB, but I am taller than that.

  34. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Madieu Williams is better than Melvin Bullitt

  35. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Thanx LovinBlue

    I like that we as fans should let teams know what they got. If only the fans in Philly told us about McNabb sooner.

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

    True Shawn, and yes, LovinBlue, thanks for the report. Who knows these players better than die hard fans who watch them in every game year in and year out? Of course not all fans would be honest like LB.

  37. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    It seems that being from Minnesota helps if you’re being considered as a free agent by Spielman. Expect an announcement any day now that the Vikings have signed Bob Dylan.

  38. By Carl K on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Corey Graham is the youngest corner on the FA market. He is a pro bowl special teamer for the Bears that wants more playing time. He is a gunner, kick returner and wants to be a starter for a team that needs a speedy corner or safety. Corey is 25 and was a 5th Rd pick by the Bears… He has 165 career tackles and 4 ints as a reserve on a very similar cover 2 scheme.

    Spielman and Wobby! this is the under the radar type of player we need to be inviting to winter park. Why are we missing this kid?..

    Corey Graham!! He is a hard worker with a solid shot to be a starter.

  39. By Frederick Jones on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    Thank you for exposing the Bullitt. It’s hard to imagine many Colt players helping the Vikings anyway.

  40. By Carl K on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    And Corey has good size at 6’0 194lbs
    Go get him.

  41. By Carl K on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Wobby – We have a Bears connection too with Frazier and Singletary… Any chance we are looking at Corey Graham?

  42. By Frederick Jones on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    A brain on drugs is surely wasted!!!

    There are still articles in newspapers that have conflicting views on what the Vikings need in the draft. One reporter claimed a Viking staffer said our greatest needs were wide receiver and defensive back.

    Now few would be silly enough to argue against defensive back being the top need along with offensive linemen.

    We do need WRs, no doubt. But having a “splashy” wideout does little good if your QB is back-peddling every play!!! Your opportunities to get a ball to that wideout will also diminish BECAUSE WE MAY NEVER EVEN GET ON THE FIELD BECAUSE OF OUR POROUS DEFENSIVE BACKS!!!

    A brain on drugs is surely wasted!!!

  43. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Carl K … interesting find DB Corey Graham … DB is a football position in case Spielman is watching

    http://www.nfl.com/player/coreygraham/2495613/profile

  44. By Frederick Jones on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    @ Mike Wobschall,

    I appreciated your article on the “Economical” building of the Vikings Offensive Line. Several times in the past I have mentioned that getting a lot of older free agents is not the way to go at any position.

    However, we need WAAAAY more than “one new guy” to upgrade our offensive line to respectability. Currently there are ZERO players who have exhibited even average NFL ability in game situations.

    Yes, you can do a lot in the weight room to make yourself better.

    Remember that when we talk about the OFFENSIVE LINE, we are considering FIVE positions. So it’s not even close to say you have SIX, unproven guys to get it done.

    Mike, six guys ain’t enough! WE NEED EIGHT (8) GOOD OFFENSIVE LINEMEN.

    WE NEED TO DRAFT, TRADE, AND PURCHASE OFFENSIVE LINEMEN AND DEFENSIVE BACKS THIS YEAR.

    DO NOT EVER TALK ABOUT WIDE RECEIVERS, OR RUNNING BACKS, IN THE CURRENT SITUATION, they will never even see the ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. By Frederick Jones on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    There was a blogger who came on “The Voice of the Fan.” He said the Vikings just
    got lazy, and that if Peterson had a line in front of him, his numbers would have been
    “JUST SICK.”

    It all begins with the d-line, and o-line.

    Of course I believe him. Football is STILL mostly blocking and tackling.

    It’s A Long Way To The Top If You Wanna Rock n’ Roll!!!

  46. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Graham is visiting the Seahawks today

    http://blogs.nfl.com/2012/03/17/bears-cb-graham-to-visit-hawks/

  47. By Frederick Jones on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Many of you will be thinking, “Frederick L. Jones, what does this have to do with
    Vikings football?”

    To rebuild the Vikings will take time, change, growing pains. It’s not ALL about “splashy” receivers.

  48. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Fred Jones could it be about splashy point guards ?

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

    Fred Jones — we need some of that AC you invented.

  50. By Frederick Jones on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    Sure, I could see putting someone 6’3″ 200′ at CB.

    @Titus T. Owens,

    Another name change? Why add T. Owens?
    What’s the word on Chris Cook?

  51. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    No Fred Im talking about a 5’10 165lbs point guard … 6’3″ thats more like a baskeball player

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

    Fred– we had a quiz on the prior blog which evaluated a person in relation to football stars– I was told I am like Terrell Owens–

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

    We also discovered Shawn and Spencer are twins.

  54. By Frederick Jones on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    “They are running around like it’s a Chinese fire drill out there!”
    Hank Stram, KC Chiefs Head Coach of Super Bowl VI

    WE ARE DOING IT AGAIN!!!

    Too much emphasis about other positions such as QB, WR, LB, etc.

    HAVE WE FORGOTTEN ALREADY!!!

    WE MUST HAVE OFFENSIVE LINEMEN AND DEFENSIVE BACKS

    Do not lead SPIELMAN Astray. He needs encouragement to pick the
    unglamorous pick. D. back yuk O line yuk

    MEN…stay focused!!!

  55. By Frederick Jones on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Whhuuuuut? Shawn and Spencer are twins? That is an unlikely combo, but hilarious!!!

  56. By Frederick Jones on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    I’m not sure how you are like Terrell Owens. Is he into biking and writing?

  57. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    What do successful teams do to update their rosters ..Year after year ???

    To a fault…The build through the draft…

    Don’t you think the Patriots could have used a guy like Mario Williams on their team to make a push this season for the super bowl ???…But does anyone think for one minute the Hoody would blow that kind of crazy money on just one player ???….Does anyone else think Ted Thompson would unload the Packers pay role on one player ???…No…And don’t say its because their teams are already loaded with talent…They have never went hard after free agents…

    They ALWAYS build through the draft….Redskins always blow Ka billions of dollars in free agency…Not to mention throwing away high draft picks…

    How many super bowls has the Redskins even been close to playing in recent years ???…

    Why ask Spielman to blow big money on average free agent pick ups…When the real gold is the 10 picks the Vikings have in the April draft…And NFL veteran players that might become available after the draft…Or free agent college players after the draft ???…

    Vikings have to keep cap money to sign Harvin,Allen, and Robison later this season also…

  58. By Frederick Jones on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Like they said on VOICE OF THE FAN, it’s a conspiracy.

    It’s a conspiracy to just talk about QBs, WRs, etc., because it’s boring to listen/watch Offensive Linemen.

    It will take DEDICATION on the part of the Vikings scouts to overlook the conspiracy against blocking and tackling.

    It’s a little known fact that Super Bowl teams block and tackle :)

  59. By Carl K on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Frederick – We have G/T Geoff Schwartz coming in for a visit this week. He is one of the top Oline guys still on the market. he is a player that will push Loaholt for the RT position if we don’t use him at guard.

    Schwartz would be a very solid pick up if we can get him signed.

  60. By Frederick Jones on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil,

    Man, I think you are right. Anytime an NFL team buys a high-priced FA, they are taking a chance. Especially if he’s an old FA!!!

    Just drafting is the slow route. “It’s a long way to the top, if you wanna rock & roll!”

  61. By Frederick Jones on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    @Carl K.,

    Hopefully Schwartz will be worth the money. There are a lot of talented football players in America. The Vikings have to find some that other teams miss.

    No time for watching QBs, that’s for shirley!

  62. By Frederick Jones on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    “Purple Rain, purple rain…”

  63. By Frederick Jones on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    The Steelers…long time NFL losers. Won 4 out of 5 super bowls.
    Broncos…lost 4 Super Bowls. Finally won, and won 2 in a row.
    Boston Red Sox
    Chicago White Sox

    Mn Vikings :) :) :) :) :)

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

    Fred, it was similar to a personality test, I believe. I think it said I was like TO because I tend to be vocal and a comedian at gatherings– and definitely love public speaking-

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

    Shawn and Spencer kept getting the same results- twins.

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

    Nova is Joe Namath.

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

    Welcome back Fred

  68. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Who put that test up ??….I ended up trying that…

    I am a B Favre…

    It will be interesting see how the O-lineman coming to visit checks out tomorrow….

  69. By KoN on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Did anyone not get Brett Favre on that second test?

  70. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    OTK we don’t have to sign anyone but Harvin and Jared. If Robinson is playing superb ball next year then see ya………………. just like some others

  71. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    isn’t = emerson griffin. No more pancake contracts with the turnover on this team

  72. By Carl K on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Adam Caplan thinks Bullitt may not be recovered from the shoulder injury that has limited him the last 2 season.

    I live in Indiana, and I say buyer beware when it comes to Bullitt.

    Any one of the top 4 SS in this draft will work just fine thank you.

  73. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    We don’t need a Bullitt. This team just fires blanks.

  74. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond…

    But that is the reason you save cap space this spring…To sign Robison to an extension…BEFORE he has that full superb season…

    Allen and Robison both played very well last season….

    Can you just imagine the type of year both could have this coming season…If the secondary was doing a better job in coverage…And giving our boys another one or two seconds every so often to get too the QB this season ???…

    And brab a LB or two in the draft that can raise some h3ll also on the pass rush…

    The draft is where Spielman can find those guys…Not with whats left in free agency…

  75. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    grab=brab…

  76. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    But Titus, im the prettier twin, right?!?

  77. By Saddy on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings interested in CB Morris Claiborne more than OT Kalil

    I would be happy with this..

    Imagine Chris Cook and Morris Claiborne locking up receivers while Atoga hawking the backfield and Jared Allen creating havoc in the front.

    Build the defense this year and offense next year.

  78. By matthew on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Corey Graham looks to be a solid pick up. Good call Carl K. Vikings should steal him away from seattle before he signs. Get them back for taking Chester Taylor.

  79. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    OTK I would luv to see a great year on the other side of Allen. Makes sense to reserve cap space just in case it’s needed next year. Are we that tight in space this year tho to focus on only a few third tier to ST’s?

  80. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Once again Spielman is asking fans to “bite the bullitt’ and have patience with the slow progress being made during the early free agency period…

    Fans are looking for results Rick…And NOW !!!

    At least make up a Vikings stadium drive TV commercial or something…Spielman standing in a room filled with “smoke and mirrors”…Give us something Ricky !!…..

  81. By jman on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Gents, it is very unlikely that we will make it to the playoffs this year. Frazier is doing what he can to build the team from scratch. GM and Head Coach are not pumping a lot of money into high value Free Agents because they understand that it may be a couple of years before they make another run….They have some talent in the roster and now is the time to see if that talent is going to amount to anything and when they believe they are a player or two away, they will hit free agency. Vikings fan, don’t expect anything spectacular this year and they are probably not going to make the playoffs. This year is the year when they evaluate their 2010/2011 draft class and find out if they may have some sleepers. They may have a super talented roster, but only time will tell.. Remember, you still have a rookie, CB, WR, FS, LB, QB, OL, NT…..if they play up to their potential next year the Vikings might suprise.

  82. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    FLYN is a Seahawk !!!! 3yrs, 26Mil

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d827af666/article/seahawks-qb-flynn-agree-to-threeyear-26m-contract?module=HP11_breaking_news

  83. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond…

    No not tight on money right now…”Unless”…they over spend in free agency…

    Vikings will have 10 rookies to sign to contracts…minimum…

    Harvin,Allen, and Robison need extensions for sure…Not even sure who else might be on the list yet…It will take some serious money to sign them…And better to get them signed early…I think they all will have good if not great seasons this coming fall…If that is the case…The price to sign them will just be that much higher if the Vikings wait until the end of the season to sign all of them to extensions…Vikings might get a home town discount if they front the money early…

  84. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Good catch Spencer !!!…

    I was waiting to see where Flyn ended up…

  85. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I think the Harvin and Jared Allen signings are a must but Id wait on Robison. He had a solid season but not great and we can always franchise him if he has a great season

  86. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Per Source, Minnesota Vikings Like CB Morris Claiborne More Than LT Matt Kalil

    http://www.nationalfootballauthority.com/2012/03/per-source-minnesota-vikings-like-cb.html

  87. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I couldn’t wait for Edwards to leave..So the Vikings could put Robison out on the field full time…

    Prediction…

    And I don’t make many early in any off season…Robison gets over 10 sacks next season…

  88. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Someone reading our blogs ? WR talk …

    http://thevikingage.com/2012/03/18/potential-deep-threat-wide-receivers-could-alshon-jeffery-be-the-answer/

  89. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    OTK … I think its possible. Robison no doubt had a little shock to the system physically going from a part time player to an every down guy. In his second year he should show more endurance … and hopefully Jared Allen is sharing his kool aid

  90. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Percy Harvin is a must sign, but Robison and Jared Allen are not.

  91. By KoN on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Allen, Robison, and Harvin don’t become free agents until the end of the 2013-2014 season, so why not wait until after this season to re-sign them?

  92. By KoN on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I highly doubt that story Spence, if anything, I bet it is a ruse to incite the Bucs to trade up. I hear that they are likely to want Claiborne or maybe just to throw some more doubt on whether or not we will take Kalil in general. Even if you don’t have a specific plan, it is safest to keep other teams guessing right up until draft day. I think the Browns did something similar, saying they have faith in McCoy even though they pursued RG3.

  93. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    20 WRs in 2011 had more Yards receiving than Percy Harvin … Spencer says must sign

    1 DE in the whole history of the NFL has had more sacks than Jared Allen … Spencer says not a need

    Hmmm

  94. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Percy Harvin does it all. He influences the outcomes of games more than Jared Allen does. If Allen didnt play a game last season im sure we would of still had the same record…

  95. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight Spencer … Well we can all feel more comfortable knowing Spielman is smarter than Spencer. Meaning … it could be worse.

  96. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I dont get why we dont just trade Jared Allen. We claim to be re-building, so why not get rid of the 31yr old? The amount of picks and talent we get in return would jump-start the franchise.

  97. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    This Cornerback, as with just about any other out there, would probably dominate our secondary. Anyone, please just sign them. Put Joe Webb back there if nothing else.

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

    There goes TJacks starting job. Flynn in Seattle

  99. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    1st win

    Vikings 34 Cardinals 10

    Percy Harvin … 1 rush- 12 yards … 1 catch – 11 yards

    Jared Allen … 3 tackles … 2 sacks … 1 fumble recovery

    http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2011100905/2011/REG5/cardinals@vikings#tab=analyze&menu=highlights

    Spencer 0-1

  100. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jared Allen will be 30 for the season

    Spencer 0-2

  101. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Win 2

    Vikings 24 Panthers 21

    Percy Harvin … 4 rushes 19 Yards 1TD … 4 catches 58 yards … 1 fumble lost

    Jared Allen … 5 Tackles … 1 sack … 1 FF … 1 FR

    http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2011103003/2011/REG8/vikings@panthers#menu=highlights&tab=analyze

    Spencer 0-2-1

  102. By matthew on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I would rather take blackmon than morris, if we are not taking kalil… seems to be lots of good o-line in this draft. We should really just trade our second round pick and a garbage 6th or 7th rounder to get in the back of 1st round and make a deal for mike wallace.. the patriots are always willing to gather more picks.

  103. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    We would have had the same record without Percy Harvin playing too, Spencer. He doesn’t really do that much, he isn’t being used correctly plus our offensive scheme is mundane at best.

    Furthermore, though your rant about who inspires the team more, Allen or Harvin, is pretty juvenile… if you really want to waste web space addressing it we certainly can. There actually is this unique tool in the NFL that helps us answer the question and make your argument look as foolish as another Hershel Walker trade, within seconds of using it. This new feature is called a Pro Bowl and being as Allen was a shoe in for it with his near-record sack performance, and Harvin wasn’t in the running for even a back-up, just in case 3 starters are injured in one day, position… I think it’s safe to finally conclude that you really don’t know what you’re talking about and more often than not are just looking for attention with your outrageous comments.

  104. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Details:Bears sign special-teams ace Weems: Expected to lose Pro Bowl special teamer Corey Graham in free agency, the Ch…
    Graham got 3 picks from only 11 targets in 2011 playing defense.

  105. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Win 3

    Vikings 33 Redskins 26

    Percy Harvin … 4 rushes 39 yards … 5 catches 65 yards 1 TD … 3 KR 15 yards

    Jared Allen … 1 tackle … 1 sack

    http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2011122406/2011/REG16/vikings@redskins#menu=highlights&tab=analyze

    Spencer 1-2-1

  106. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Lol. Man, it would have been great if we could of gotten him.

  107. By matthew on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Trading Jared Allen is just dumb…we can retain him with likely less of a cap hit with a new contract, and we will be paying percy more with a new contract. It will even out with the same available cap space we have now. Plus cap space will increase next year. Robison might be replaced by everson.

  108. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer … seems your wrong more often than not when attacking our superstars.

    Jared Allen is as important as Percy Harvin.

    But if I understand your theory Only QBs and WRs and RBs win games since they score TDs?

  109. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    The Percy Harvin win you actually did give Spencer is pretty weak and could be argued as being another tie.

    Plus we won’t even get into the fact that if we wouldn’t have won that stupid game then we would be sitting on a jackpot of first round picks from Washington right now :/

  110. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jared Allen is a great player, but hes not a valuable player to the defense.

    The year Jared Allen had his Worst season, the defense had their best season. The year Jared Allen had his Best season, the defense had their worst season.

  111. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply
    I dont get why we dont just trade Jared Allen. We claim to be re-building, so why not get rid of the 31yr old?

    By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply
    Lol. Man, it would have been great if we could of gotten him.(him=Courtland finnegan)

    ______________________________________________________________

    Jared Allen … will be 30 for 2012 … 66 tackles 22 sacks 4 FF 1 INT 3 PD
    CourtFinngan will be 28 for 2012 …. 75 tackles 00 sacks 0 FF 1INT 11PD

  112. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I believe we lost about 9 games this season by 8 points or less. So during the 4 Quarter was when games were won, or lost. Jared Allen did NOT show up for 4 quarters. He had a grand total of 3, yes 3 sacks in the 4th quarter. 2 of those 3 sacks came against Detroit in week 3. So for FOURTEEN games last season, Jared Allen disappeared when the team needed him most. He simply could NOT be relied upon to make plays last year. He was no where to be found in crunch time.

  113. By KoN on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, the same could be said for Percy. 2009 was his worst year so far, but it was our offense’s best year. 2011 was his best year but it was our offense’s worst. Doesn’t mena either of them aren’t valuable, it just means that it takes 11 guys to succeed.

  114. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Its different Kon. In 2009 Favre had a plethora of options to go to. AP+Shank+Berrian+Rice.

  115. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Hmmm so how many TDs did Peterson and Harvin have in the 4th quarter?

  116. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply
    Its different Kon. In 2009 Favre had a plethora of options to go to. AP+Shank+Berrian+Rice.

    ____________________________________________________

    LOL you just said what KoN said … ITS A TEAM GAME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  117. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    How many plays did Chris Cook make in the 4th quarter? Since he’s great in your eyes … but Jared Allen should be traded ??

    Your a moron

  118. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    2009 was Percy rookies season anyways. So naturally its going to be his worst.

  119. By matthew on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Give up the hating on Jared Allen spence… Lets keep our best players and get rid of the trash.

  120. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    How many plays did Chris Cook make in the 4th?

    Cook didnt make plays in the 4th quarter, but heres what did do. Not allow a S.I.N.G.L.E completion in the 4th Quarter. Cook played his best football when the team needed him. UNLIKE Jared Allen, Cook could be relied upon to shutdown WR’s in crunch time.

  121. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer,
    I also like how you said “our defense’s worst year” as if our defense has been good anytime recently, or that it’s on pace to somehow be good next year if Allen doesn’t do well.

    Sure the William’s Wall slogan was cute and catchy, but did that actually mean we had a stellar defense those years? If you go by statistics, instead of just hearing Viking fans talk, then no not really. Our pass defense was so bad all of those years that it just evened out our total defense so that we were above average at best. A Monday Night Football game from 2006 (I believe) where we faced off against the Patriots and they ran a 5 WR set every down and destroyed us, would only be the beginning to the Vike’s defensive woes for years to come.

    The only reason that our defense was even remotely good was because we had a guy who was so huge that he nearly counted as 2 defensive linemen by himself. Then the first year he’s gone you really see what the defense is and always has been. Jared Allen picks up the slack as much as he can but he can only do so much. Point: Our defense always has been bad, wake up. Your argument for a defense having a bad season is invalid and even if it was it wouldn’t have a bearing on whether or not a guy who nearly broke the season sack record, is better for the team than some wide receiver who can also be used as a running back from time to time. Oh yeah, that’ll win us games.

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

    Spencer= GM of the Raiders. Go run that team even further into the ground.

  123. By KoN on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    The fourth quarter isn’t when a team needs its best players, it needs them throughout the whole game. I would rather have Michael Jenkins playing at his best for all four quarters than Randy Moss for just the fourth. If a team performs all game long then its best players shoudn’t be called to step up at the end.

  124. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    He’s just grasping at straws, KoN. Even he knows that nothing he is saying even makes sense now, but you gotta admire the guy for continuing his little suicide march by trying to pull himself out of the mud by running his mouth,with each posted comment more absurd and pointless than the one before it.

  125. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer,
    I also like how you said “our defense’s worst year” as if our defense has been good anytime recently, or that it’s on pace to somehow be good next year if Allen doesn’t do well.
    ——————————————————————————————

    2010

    Total yards given up per game:312.6(8th)
    Rushing yards given up per game:102.(9th)
    Passing yards given up per game: 210.4(10th)
    Total Points given up: 348(18th)
    Total Sacks: 31(20th)

    2011

    Total yards given up per game: 358.2(21st)
    Passing yards given up per game: 251.2(26th)
    Total Points given up: 449(31st)
    Total Sacks: 50(1st)

    So like I said previously: The year Jared Allen had his Worst season, the defense had their best season. The year Jared Allen had his Best season, the defense had their worst season.

  126. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    The Stats Do Not Lie.

  127. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    How many teams try and protect their QB late in games with big leads by putting in a TE along side of the LT on offense to help protect QB’s after Alllen wore them down all game long with his relentless motor ???…

    Teams get conservative and run the ball a lot with a big lead late in games…Most teams were running the ball in the 4th quarter against the Vikings…Because almost all of them had big 4th quarter leads last season…

    In other words Spencer…Its hard to sack the QB in the 4th quarter…If the RB is carring the ball 80 percent of the time…

  128. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, nothing you just posted wasn’t already stated? LOL?

    I hope you just realized that the time it took you to look all of that up and post it was wasted. The fact remains that you do not know what you’re talking about. The defense had its worst year because we don’t have Pat Williams you idiot. Our defense revolved around stuffing the inside gaps.

    There probably is just no arguing with you if you don’t understand what we are all trying to tell you. Your little “like I was saying” comment and everything after it was a waste of space, you didn’t prove anything at all. Then again I guess you should be used to this concept by now.

    So, as I was saying… you don’t know what you’re talking about. Take your Cook talk and go to the Raider’s blog site.

  129. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    The defense had their worst year because we didnt have Pat Williams??? WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!!??! So we go from 8th, to 21st in total yards given up because of Pat? We go from 10th, to 26th passing yards given up because of Pat? And we go from 18th in points, to 31st in points because of Pat Williams?!?!?!?!?! You are giving him too much credit.

  130. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    No, you are giving our defense too much credit. Those numbers you posted aren’t even GOOD. They are above average at best, like I (ME NOT YOU) stated previously. Also, as I stated previously, you are under the impression that our defense was really good at some point when in fact it wasn’t.

    And yes Pat had a lot to do with the success simply because teams couldn’t run up the middle. We went that far backwards in points and yards given up BECAUSE OUR DEFENSE WAS NEVER GOOD TO BEGIN WITH. Period. Post stats that suggest otherwise, because what you posted was stats for an above average at best defense (just as I called it before you wasted your time finding stats I already knew about).

  131. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    The funny thing about what you DID post is that we were number 1 in sacks (Jared Allen). Thanks buddy, we knew you would change sides!!!!

    Glad to see you are starting to see things our way. :)

  132. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    But at the end of the day 3 Sacks in the 4th Quarter is not good. Period. I dont care what any of you say. Now lets get back to the topic at hand…

    Can Bullitt become a serviceable CB for our team?

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

    Spencer, just got back from a lovely 35 mile bike ride in this summer weather– still sweating and I scanned your comments and immediately see you in a major contradiction. As you just POSTED:

    The defense had their worst year because we didnt have Pat Williams??? WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!!??! So we go from 8th, to 21st in total yards given up because of Pat? We go from 10th, to 26th passing yards given up because of Pat? And we go from 18th in points, to 31st in points because of Pat Williams?!?!?!?!?! You are giving him too much credit.

    BUT PRIOR TO THIS A FEW POSTINGS:
    I believe we lost about 9 games this season by 8 points or less. So during the 4 Quarter was when games were won, or lost. Jared Allen did NOT show up for 4 quarters. He had a grand total of 3, yes 3 sacks in the 4th quarter. 2 of those 3 sacks came against Detroit in week 3. So for FOURTEEN games last season, Jared Allen disappeared when the team needed him most. He simply could NOT be relied upon to make plays last year. He was no where to be found in crunch time.

    IS THERE A CONTRADICTION OF LOGIC HERE SPENCER?
    We cannot attribute the breakdown of a defense from one season to another because of the loss of one player, Pat Williams.

    But we can attribute the breakdown of last season’s record, i.e., the loss of all those games by 8 pts or less, on the play of one player, Jared Allen?

  134. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings 4th quarter TDs

    Harvin … 4
    Jenkins … 2
    Gerhart … 2
    Rudolph … 1

    SO using Spencer logic (these are not my thoughts) which is trading Jared Allen

    We should trade Peterson because Gerhart is better and more “clutch”

    Greenway is the same age as Jared Allen so he should be traded

    Harvin only had 4 4th quarter TDs and only 1 helped us win … so scratch him

    BUT

    Chris Cook is great (according to Spence)

    Ryan Longwell is our best player he scored the most in the 4th quarter

  135. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    John- The year we were 1st in sacks the defense had their worst year…..thats why I posted it. Im not changing sides.

  136. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I really need to keep the controversial opinions to myself. I’ve started a riot.

  137. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Trade the GM too, he’s over 32 years old I think.

    I also believe there is a cheerleader or two that is far past her prime. Nobody over the age of 31 allowed anymore, this is a building year guys. Mascot too, how old is that guy. I don’t think he was doing enough in the 4th quarter anyway to help us win games, get rid of him.

  138. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn,

    You think Longwell can play safety? I like that fourth quarter enthusiasm, lets put him back there.

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

    Spencer you did not start a riot, you are a riot.

  140. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, i see that a lot of fellow Viking fans are starting to notice that you’re just a windbag.

  141. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    well heck can’t find 0 buzz for porter,blackmon,ross or gay CB’s

    next tier of heap……

  142. 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’

  143. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Im a creative, independent thinker. Only those with an open mind can grasp what I say.

  144. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    By “open mind”, do you mean that they’ve had holes drilled in their skulls?

  145. By Carl K on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Breaking News – Vikings have signed Dolphins tailback/fullback hybrid Rex Hilliard.

  146. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer … i do like your fight but I gotta keep beating you up on your Jared Allen non sense.

    Heres a few more stats that help explain stuff

    Viking Defense

    2010 … opponents averaged 6.7 yards per pass and the opp QBs had a rating of 86.4 completing 62.9% of pas’ses

    2011 … opponents averaged 8.1 yards per pass and the opp QBs had a rating of 107.6 completing 68.2% of pas’ses

    which would say that the back end of the defense was the problem … which we all knew. NOT JARED ALLEN … its a team game

  147. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Just when you think one person has won the award for most ridiculous or off topic post, a new contender then enters the race.

    Rocksalt, what are you talking about? Nobody wants to hear about the stadium or your view on politics. There are other blogs for that stuff.

  148. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Lol Carl. Its “Lex” Hillard.

  149. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Bullitt. not good..why was he let go?

  150. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt…

    Zellers is a joke…Plain and simple…Couldn’t agree more with your post…

  151. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    WHO THE HE|| IS LEX HILLIARD

  152. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Bullitt isn’t that bad a player…But he is a very high injury risk…More than the Vikings should take a chance on…imo

  153. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon-
    That is not my blog, but if you can read, then you will notice it comes from Ted Glover, Daily Norseman…….nad highlights his reuplocan father’s disgust with KURT (CANT FIND HIS A.S.S with 2 hands ZELLERS….CAN YOU READ JON???

  154. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t worry Spencer, he’s over the age of 31 and his 4th quarter numbers aren’t that good so he need not be discussed.

  155. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    BTW JON…MAYBE FOLKS (CHIME I VIKES FANS)WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THE A$$HOLES WHO STAND IN THE WAY OF US GETTING A STADIUM…..SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE ONE OF THEM.

  156. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman today said that the signing of Flynn in Seattle gives the Vikes a great oppurtunity to trade for a proven veteran in Jackson to mentor C H R I S T I A N Ponder. i think Jackson would be the final piece to getting us back to the playoffs.Spielman also added the signing of Lex Hilliard and the resigning of Fred Evans shows we are still out there working hard looking for talent in free agency.

  157. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    This Franchise is a DISASTER!!!!!

  158. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    CMON JON…….PONY UP…….

  159. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    False-Alarm. Spielmen didnt say that…..simmer down.

  160. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    C.MON JON BOY!!!

  161. By Carl K on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    My bad, Lex is correct. Sorry

  162. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I thought the point is to bring YOUNG guys with promise? The guy will be 28 already and hasn’t done jack squat in this league.

  163. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    JON SAYS VIKES FANS DO NOT WANT TO HEAR ABOUT STADIUM……….WHAT SAY YOU VIKES FANS?

  164. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply
    Spielman today said that the signing of Flynn in Seattle gives the Vikes a great oppurtunity to trade for a proven veteran in Jackson to mentor C H R I S T I A N Ponder. i think Jackson would be the final piece to getting us back to the playoffs.Spielman also added the signing of Lex Hilliard and the resigning of Fred Evans shows we are still out there working hard looking for talent in free agency.

    __________________________________________________________

    LOL ok welcome back to earth Spencer

  165. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt,

    Oh I’m sorry did Ted Glover post this article on this blog too? No he did not, you did. I just stated that nobody cared about what you had to say (ie. copy and pasting an off topic story) or your political views (obviously you seem to strongly agree with this guy’s view on a politician or else you wouldn’t waste time posting it, so therefore you do in face have an indirect political view).

    Seeing as we are on a football blog site, with the main topic (though not really being discussed) is the possible acquisition of a cornerback, I would bet that both of those statements that I made are pretty close to the truth. CAN YOU COMPREHEND, Rocksalt?

  166. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    So far the biggest news of this free-agency has been the acquittal of Chris Cook. How sad.

  167. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Is he a blocking FB? because Peterson was at his best when we had Tony Richardson.

    I think Hilliard is a familiar name but Im not sure on what his skill set is

    It might be a good addition

  168. By KoN on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Was Carl’s about signing of Lex Hilliard supposed to be a joke, if so I don’t get it. I can’t find anything that says we signed him.

  169. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Whatever happened to Naufahu Tahi?

  170. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Kon- its serious. We really did sign “Sexi” Lexi Hillard.

  171. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

  172. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t know Carl…Not sure it was you or Lex’s mother that made the mistake…

    I like the name Rex much better than Lex ??…

  173. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    No, actually they don’t care about the stadium because people like you keep spamming stuff about it that we don’t want to hear about Rocksalt. If anything, the repeated posting of these articles makes the average fan bored with the entire issue. It would be one thing to just post a link, but to copy and paste the entire article is just annoying and you know it is.

  174. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon I love Rocksalts political views and I really like when people shine a light on reality rather than run around blowing out candles behind a talking head who just LIES. Which happens a lot on both sides of the Media … but more so on one side which is not my opinion but a factual statement proven through research

    However Jon Im also happy to hear your views … the blog has a lot of new faces and its nice.

    Please dont fret the strong personalities … we are all morons(im covering all insults with this one) from time to time

  175. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon-
    If you indeed speak for all vikes fans then so be it. However, your claim that we are on a football site ( only?) suggests that politics and other issues do not havev relevance to our team……Tell that to those who report on the state of our franchise…….stadium, team, or otherwise.
    BTW JON
    Many blogs over the years have followed non-football tangents.maybe you should read them…..if you indeed can read….

  176. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    JON- SHUT UP!

  177. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I know the vikes need players, but first a tight end that costs a little more than expected and now this running back. How much is he going to cost? These free agency moves are a little strange.

  178. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon even though Spence irks me more than anyone I like his posts from time to time :)

    In fact the only thing that irks me about Spence is his constant back and forth between praising Chris Cook who has 8 starts in his Viking career and his other side which says Jared Allen Adrian Peterson are less worthy to be Vikings

  179. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, we are looking at 3s and 4s ,ex Miami sixth rouders .Also players that were released are Spielmans value picks.Very encouraging news

  180. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    JON……SHUT THE F^CK UP NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR YOUR OPINIONS>>>>

  181. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    JON YOU ARE A MORON……….JON THE MORON…….

  182. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I love how Rocksalt wears his heart on his sleeve.

  183. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    JON YOU EAT LEAD PAINT AS A BOY????????

  184. By KoN on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    From what I read, he plays FB and RB and doesn’t have a preference. Somehow it has already been made official on wikipedia that he is a Viking. It only has his years as a Dolphin updated to 2009, but minutes after it is announced that he is a viking they have it updated.

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

    Rocky, take it easy, buddy.

  186. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Back at you, Spece……I have not always agreed with you, but you have made me think…..

  187. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Rocksalt,

    Do something about it, maybe you can “Pony Up” or something? Whatever that means.

    I’m glad you enjoy Rocksalt’s views on politics Shawn, but do you also enjoy his ALL CAPS TYPING, repeated short posts deliberately trying to incite arguments, and his all around terrific personality?

    Like I said, he could just post a link and be done with it. This site is already flooded with too many stadium posts as it is.

  188. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry, Spence not spece..

  189. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon- I have sh.it more personalities than you….

  190. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    so quit posting moron jon

  191. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    MORON JON!

  192. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt said : “Back at you, Spece……I have not always agreed with you, but you have made me think…..”

    Make sure to bust out the camera, not too often that that’s gonna happen I’m sure. I’m just glad to have witnessed it and to have been a part of Vikings blog history Rocky.

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

    Whoa, Simmer Down Rocky!

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

    Jon, you are more than welcome to the blog. But swim at your own risk. Some bloggers have more personality than others.

  195. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    OK MORON…………OK OKEEDOKEE…..

  196. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

  197. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I will Titus T…..Dang you change names often!

  198. By BigPurpleCod on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    while this argument is cute and all, I think it is taking up more space on the page than anything else, which is also quite annoying. It’s nice that you guys finally have someone to argue about, but if it is really about policies, not just to get attention, kindly do it in private?

  199. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, another great day on Vikings.com. I was enjoying reading Jon’s opinion until he started telling regulars that they’re less welcome on this site than he is.

    Hopefully he can realize the fault in that attack, and just represent his own opinions rather than try to control an entire fanbase.

  200. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

  201. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Moron chastises me for including atricles but does not mention DRS, who has posted more articles(I think good) about the politics of this team…
    GOOD WORK DRS! KEEP IT UP!

  202. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Why did it seem like the o-line improved once Toby got in?

  203. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Rocky – Give the kid a break. He just has some learning to do. His opinion isn’t nearly as important as he wants to think it is, unless we keep on verifying it by complaining about it. Just ignore it and let him figure out the reality of it all.

  204. By KoN on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Sounds like we are picking up lex to be a blocker and maybe to be given a chance as a third down back. That’s fine by me, we really don’t have anyone in the backfield who can block, so why not give Hilliard a chance.

  205. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    OK All. NO DEVIATIONS…NO TIDBITS ABOUT VACATIONS, PERSONAL WOROUTS, NO JOKES, NO SARCASM, NO COMMENTS OR DISCUSSION EXCEPT ONLY (according to some) THAT HAVE ONLY TO DO WITH VIKINGS TEAM……..
    NO NOVA
    NO TITUS
    SO SHAWN
    NO DRS
    NO ROCKSALT
    NO MN SOLDIER
    NO VEGAS VIKE
    NO REALDON
    NO SPENCER

  206. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Thats a good question Spencer….

    The O-line did look better when Toby was running the ball…

  207. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    KoN – You’re probably right. Lex will be the replacement for Booker…and hopefully an upgrade to him. I liked Booker, but he didn’t really add much to the team. He was a small, speedy RB, without much blocking ability.

    We already had AP and Toby to do the majority of the running, so he was only useful after they both got hurt – something I wouldn’t expect the team to plan for a second time.

    If Hilliard can pick up blitzers then it will help improve Ponder’s 3rd down stats, and from what I recall, he had some pretty impressive third down stats already for a rookie QB.

  208. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    NO PARODY
    NO OLD SCHOOL
    NO DEER TRACKS
    NO OZZINATOR
    NO SANDIAMOND
    NO LARSON FAMILY
    NO VIKINGS 61

  209. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Trying to find excitement but if true this appears just to be another 80-man roster fill out

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/10/03/2435806/ups-and-downs-for-miami-dolphins.html

  210. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Wait, im lost. Whats going on with Rocksalt and Jon?

  211. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    NO PURPLENURPLE
    NO FREDERICK JONES
    NO NORTHWOODSVIKES

  212. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    awww….I got by the first wave…but apparantly I can’t talk now either…

    Oh well. I guess the site will just get dull and boring like the majority of the other NFL blogs…

  213. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon is taking the heat off of you Spence. I wouldn’t complain…unless you really enjoy being belittled all day long.

  214. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Notice others are talking about the team while Rocksalt continues trying to incite and you attempt to be condescending and funny Parody. Just a fun fact. I never said that I was entitled to the blog more than others either, it’s very cute how you try to twist what I say though while using terms like “regular” in the process and indirectly implying that you are on the opposite end of the spectrum and somehow feel that your opinion is more important because you have been on this blog longer. Do you see the irony in that?

    How about we talk about football now, eh?

  215. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    NO OTKALIL
    NO KoN
    NO SPENCER

  216. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Yea Im not seeing anything good or bad about Hilliard … Looks like hes not a true blocking fullback which is what i got excited about. maybe he’s good at picking up blitzes for 3rd down?

    maybe the one year deal says he’s a camp body …

    it kind of looks like Spielman is filling all ancillary holes so when the draft comes he only picks OL – DB – LB – WR … 10 picks of the best at those 4 positions

  217. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon- F-ck off.

  218. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Parody : “awww….I got by the first wave…but apparantly I can’t talk now either…

    Oh well. I guess the site will just get dull and boring like the majority of the other NFL blogs…”

    Yep, because a blog could not possibly be exciting or constructive without your great wisdom? Could you be any more full of yourself man, just sit down already I’m not impressed.

    I will give you one thing though, Parody. You couldn’t have a better name that suits your antics. I will definitely get ahold of you the next time I want advice on choosing a screen name.

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

    wow a running back that’s pretty high on the needs list

  220. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply
    Trying to find excitement but if true this appears just to be another 80-man roster fill out

    _________________________________________________________

    You beat me to it …. thats exactly how Im seeing it

  221. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Parody`KoN…

    Agree Booker is fast…But it seemed like a good gust of wind would knock the little guy to the ground…He is fast…But on the low end of the charts in yards after first contact area…

    And the Vikings still need a guy who can block in the back field to protect Ponder…But do have to give AP credit…He did block better last season…

  222. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    In all honesty, assuming we get a legit #1 WR, our offense has the potentail to be very potent next year. Toby+Ponder+Harvin+Rudolph+Carlson.

  223. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Football, Jon……..Notice how Jon has tried to make his presence known by challenging many on this site.
    Football, Moron? Bring it on!

  224. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    “We are really excited to bring Matt in here to compete with Tarvaris”

    So with Jackson earning $4 mil and Flynn earning around $8.6 mil this year, they’re going to let the two compete for the job. Could be an interesting competition to watch…I just wonder whether the Seahawks plan to target Nathan Enderle or Drew Stanton next year.

  225. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon- F-ck off.

    Nah, I’m good. Thanks for being so polite about it though. I’m a long time Viking fan and I do believe that I will continue to read and post comments on a public Vikings forum as I see fit. Gotta support the team!

  226. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    MORON JON..FOOTBALL SAVANT……..BRING IT ON!

  227. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply
    Why did it seem like the o-line improved once Toby got in?

    __________________________________________________________

    hahahahahahah

    I think its becoming clearer by the minute. Spencer is just here to stir the pot these posts have no substance. Guess where Spencer is heading …. LOL

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

    T Jackson makes 4M a year? What is wrong with this picture?

  229. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    JON THE MORON, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

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

    Just came back from getting Chinese take out– thought Jon would want to know. I got an egg roll and Orange Chicken.

  231. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    shawn, Come one… Come all’

    play for the vikings with the nfl’s min salary!!!

  232. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    JON THE MORON HAS PIS.SED OFF SPENCE……..I HAVE NOT SEEN THAT EVEN THO I HAVE AT TIMES DESERVED AN ANGERY RESPONSE FROM SPENCE………

  233. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    That’s nice, I envy your food selection Titus. I think the Vikings would have been better off ordering what you have instead of ordering another running back, but that’s just me perhaps.

  234. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Trust me Jon. The comment I made about the site getting boring had nothing to do with my contribution. It was an extention of Rocksalt’s banning of ALL the regulars. I didn’t go into depth on that because I give other bloggers too much credit in their ability to understand the intent of a message.

  235. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Rock why did everyone else get a NO in front of their name and I got a SO ??? You talking shyte ???

  236. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    And how can you eat just one egg roll ?

  237. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    OK I found something on Hilliard

    Jeremy Fowler stated that it’s a one year deal and the Vikings signed Hilliard primarly because of his blocking ability but consider him a capable runner. He is listed at 5’11, 240 lbs, and at that size he looks the part of a goal line back or a fullback.

  238. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn-
    I intended to give you a NO………friking keyboard
    NO TO SHAWN (and all his aliases)

  239. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    OH, my fault Parody. I just assumed that because you are such a regular and regulars’ opinions matter much more than newcomer opinions on a public website blog, that you could possibly think that you are that important.

    I stand corrected now though, thank you for clarifying.

  240. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn-
    I got your back………..

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

    Have to watch my physique Nova– egg rolls are not the most healthy.

  242. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    So he might be our 3rd down blocking back … replacing Booker our 3rd down scat back

    I like blocking didnt see much of it last season … might be a good add

  243. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Nova-
    Just ask Jon the Moron…..

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

    So – how many new players have we signed? Two?

  245. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Rock :)

  246. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    i.e. Parody , you dope!

  247. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I am being facetious Parody…….

  248. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon – When anyone’s “opinion” is to tell others that they are not allowed to blog on this site, I’ll speak against it. It just holds that much more weight when somebody new comes in trying to control the regulars.

    If you’re going to be that bold, why not move to the ghetto and start telling all of them how they should live in your new neighborhood?

  249. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    new players

    FB – Lex Hilliard
    PG – something or nother
    TE – John Carlson

    resigned

    DT – Guion
    DT – Evans
    QB – Rosenfels

    =

    Super Bowl :)

  250. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt – I know, I was just playing along.

  251. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    RIGHT ON PARODY!!!

  252. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, why would you want people from the ghetto living in your neighborhood? Isn’t that why these other neighborhoods exist to begin with, so that you are not in the ghetto? I don’t get it, but oh well.

  253. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, maybe we will sign Terrel Owens and call it done. I think he’s still waiting around for a call anyway.

  254. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon The Moron-
    Based upon your question..You will never get it……

  255. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    At this point … TO is probably the best WR available

  256. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    No Jon, I shouldn’t have expected you to understand. If you’re really curious though, maybe your dog can explain it to you.

  257. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Is Mike Wobs trying to skip out on MMM again ???????????

    or more likely he has 5000 questions in his email

  258. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Parody…….

  259. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Who is Mike Wobbs??

  260. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt, it was actually a rhetorical question poking fun at his silly analogy in a less invasive way :]

    TO would want too much money, but sadly I would not be surprised if he struck a deal with us given these other seemingly strange FA moves. I know we need blockers, but 5 mil a year on a tight end when there are glaring holes in the defense is a risky move imo.

  261. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall

  262. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon=
    Good cuz TO is not an answer…..the rhetoric being??

  263. By KoN on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I like the idea of bringing lex in to be a blocking back. While on the subject of RBs, I would also like to see Claeb King used in a few regular season plays. He showed some pretty good stuff during the preseason and its a shame to confine him to the practice squad.

  264. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn-
    Who Dat???

  265. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Guess the all knowing, all seeing, regular cannot comprehend the concept or sarcasm or recognize the use of a rhetorical question. Keep ‘em coming while the rest of us talk about actual football, Parody. Put that name to good use, bud.

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

    Jon, I thought it rather funny– I knew you were not that thick.

    Watch out Parody– you met your match.

  267. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon I agree that 5 million would be a nice chunk for one of the MLBs or CBs.

    All the good CBs are gone but Sthephen Tulloch and Curtis Lofton and David Hawthorne are all still available. So the coaches must have more faith in Jasper than I do.

  268. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall ? He is the guy that runs Viking dot com … and answers all the tough questions in MMM

  269. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    so how is your scenario rhetorical??????

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

    Please people– one minute of football on the blog. So, set me straight– we have signed a short basketball player and a running back so far? And a TE hometown kid from the Seahawks? Is that the extent of the FA so far?

  271. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    nicholas taylor cb my ass! the guy didn’t even play football in college. Played for Orlando arena league, they make $400 a game

    So far no outside DEF players signed

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

    What is rhetorical?

  273. By KoN on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    There was a breakdown of Carlson’s contract, he actually makes 2.9 mil for the first two years, so if he doesn’t perform well enough, we can let him go before he starts to make 5 mil per year.

  274. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt doesn’t even know who Mike Wobbs is, Parody. And my opinion doesn’t count because I lack the prestige that you other “regulars” have (including Rocksalt based on your comments)???

    At least I know who Wobbs is, Jeez. You guys are hilarious.

  275. By KoN on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    That was in reference to Jon’s post further up (in case anyone is confused why I posted that).

  276. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Who said your opinion doesn’t count? I started out by saying that I was liking your opinion, until you started to tell us what ALL the bloggers don’t want to see, specifically copy-paste comments about the stadium. What makes you think there is any justification in that?

  277. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    So okay do you guys all think we should take Kalil now that this Free Agency stuff continues to unfold? I don’t see any flashy moves coming to address the defense, and therefore I would say that we need to address either defense… OR just grab the biggest playmaker there is on offense and hope for the best because your defense is done for either way really.

    I think there will be an offer on the table to trade back, and I say they should do that. Kalil is great but our secondary is depleted terribly :(

  278. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    KoN – I read that the contract was for $25 mil. So if the first two years are $2.5 mil a year each, then wouldn’t the final 3 cover the remainder (up to $6.4 mil per year), or has the contract changed from what was originally advertised?

  279. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    iRhetoric involkes nvention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery. Along with grammar and logic or dialectic
    How does your blog address this, Jon?
    Also, I was being facetious in my inquiry of Mike Wobbs…..I know who Mike Wobschall is……but also am questioning in a larger sense: who is he? (based upon some of our previuos discussions about his validity) But then again, you would not know of this…..

  280. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Titus … I kind of like not being the one arguing. Much more relaxing. And yes we signed a TE – FB/RB – PG

  281. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I agrre with Spence…… F6ck you Jon….

  282. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer someone agrees with you :)

  283. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon-
    F6ck you.

  284. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    What the heck is wrong with our front office???? sign a 5′+ point guard and call it a cornerback

    Of all the former college football players that would die for a chance in the NFL
    This tops the cake!!!
    unreal

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

    So Matt Flynn is officially a Seahawk– very interesting,

  286. By KoN on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Parody here is the breakdown that I saw.

    http://vikingsterritory.com/2012/analysis/john-carlsons-numbers-are-in

  287. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    F^ck you Jon

  288. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon – We need a LT in the first round. The weakness at that position is too large to hope that we can find a diamond in the rough with a later pick.

    IF we end up trading, and Kalil isn’t available, I’d still suggest we go for Reiff or Martin. WR and CB are deep enough in the draft that we should still be able to get sizable upgrades from the 2nd and 3rd round.

  289. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Well it was the consensus that I got when reading through other blogs earlier this month, where I saw people saying okay man give it a rest to some of the guys repeatedly posting LONG stadium posts. Sometimes 4 or 5 nearly in a row. That is annoying, people don’t like to see it. Why can’t just a link be posted and people can click on it if they want to? Why must I, along with other newbies, be foreced this stadium mumbo jumbo over and over when I’m just trying to scroll and read through comments on Vikings players. It’s free agency and near draft season, you think I’m here for the stadium bill?

    Another thing I had to scroll through was a ton of Chris Cook vs Cedric Griffen comments, but I won’t get into that because I don’t want it to start up again lol.

  290. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon the self proclaimed intelligent ……….f^ck off

  291. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Just f^ck off……

  292. By KoN on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Rock, if you don’t quit being mean you’re getting a timeout.

  293. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I do not wish to read your stupid posts Jon…………..Go away!

  294. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon= Just go away!

  295. By KoN on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon you have to realize that, while you may not want to see anything about the stadium, others might. Sometimes I get bored of stadium updates as well and I just scroll past them; that’s all that you have to do. Just don’t look at them if you don’t want to see them.

  296. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    OK KoN ……you put up with moron Jon

  297. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon … I am almost positive we can find a starting WR or DB with the 35th pick. I am also almost positive we will not find a starting LT (at least day 1) at the 35th pick. Which means we have to take LT in the first. I havent really heard any negatives on Kalil. In fact some think he is the most ready of any position to be good day 1. I say no trade, take Kalil and be happy we have a potential pro bowl LT for the next 12 years

  298. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks KoN – I looked it over, and their numbers add up to $19.5 mil over the term of the contract. They didn’t add in the signing bonus or workout bonus that are a part of the contract in those numbers, which would add in another $1.1 mil every year ($5mil signing bonus, $100K annual workout bonus). This meets the full $25mil deal.

    So, in actuality, the salary cap hit would be $4 Mil the first two years, and $5 mil, $6 mil and $6 mil the following 3 years.

  299. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    At least they signed somebody to try out for Cornerback. He may not have played football, but his 40 times are FAST. That’s what they need is fast guys. What’s the worst that can happen, he doesn’t do good and gets burned a few times here and there, and he misses a few tackles a game? Isn’t that what our secondary does as it is, I actually don’t mind seeing them signing the PG guy but it is also a strange move.

  300. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    sorry guys I just discovered this dude didn’t play college football for fiu

    f’ing irrate right now

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

    KoN– exactly what I was going to say. I don’t read everything here, far from it, but I respect everyone’s right to post whatever they feel like posting– that is why this is called a BLOG.

  302. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Cedric Griffin was a better MN Viking than Chris Cook :)

  303. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    It actually does clarify that later on down the article, where it says that “Carlson’s cap hit should be about $4 million this season”. For my interests, the cap hit is the only number that really matters.

  304. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    TROY MOFO WILLIAMSON 4.3 in 40……..

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

    Am I behind in the news? Does everyone else know that Flynn is with the Seahawks? Poor T Jack– I don’t think he will keep his starting role.

  306. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I think the worst thing he could do is pick off a pass and then start dribbling.

  307. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon there is NO arguement for it… 100′s of former stud college players out there looking for a job

  308. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah good point Shawn, I forgot that there are still going to be WRs in the second round. I guess you take Kalil, hope to get Hill or another tall receiver at 35 pick, and continue to recruit fast basketball players to fill the rest of the secondary. I would be very happy with everything if they got Hill early in the second, but I doubt he will be there.

  309. By Rocksalt on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    No deep threats in 2nd round

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

    Jon, is your last name Spencer?

  311. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    That’s no different than what usually happens when the football hits our corners in the hands and bounces to the ground I guess. They must have went with him for some reason sandiamond, I don’t understand it but I don’t know any of the facts either.. just that you could go to the PGA tournament and find us a better cornerback.

  312. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Titus – Not too far behind. I think it was new news today.

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

    Does Sonja eat egg rolls?

  314. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    My last name is not Spencer.

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

    Parody, I just read it, but I was out in this incredible weather most of the evening.

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

    Hey Breaking NEWS. Vikings sign Mike Wobschall as wide receiver.

  317. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Lol Titus, T Jack should have known it was too good to be true. The poor guy is just a born backup

  318. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    She eats anything, Titus.

  319. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    First or middle name might be Spencer though…

  320. By KoN on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I heard Wobby runs a 3.8 40 and makes catches similar to Cris Carter. Oh, and he’s 6’8″.

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

    Funny, how Spencer disappeared.

  322. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Alshon WR falls in our #35 right now (BPAWR) stretch field threat

  323. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond – But why is Alshon’s stock dropping? I recall hearing that aside from performing poorly at the combine, he has some serious character concerns too. Is this all accurate?

  324. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I never truly “disappeared.” I’ve been just silently following the blog. This little argument with Jon, Rocksalt, and Parody is too funny.

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

    Jon Spencer, you are too funny.

  326. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply
    Another thing I had to scroll through was a ton of Chris Cook vs Cedric Griffen comments, but I won’t get into that because I don’t want it to start up again lol.
    ————————————————————————————————

  327. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Dont lie Jon, it was entertaining.

  328. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Nice signing! now get 1 D player please

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20203570/vikings-sign-former-dolphins-rb-lex-hilliard?source=rss

  329. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, im seriously not Jon. Cant you tell by the writing styles? He writes nothing like me.

  330. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Parody the ranking drop off is mainly based on SR performance and weight issues. Garcia QB was kicked off the south carolina team. Alshon lost 25 pds and got himself ready for the combine

  331. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, im seriously not Jon. Cant you tell by the writing styles? He writes nothing like me.

    Yet we never see the two of you in the same place at the same time…

  332. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    What? I was just arguing with him about Jared Allen…

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

    And, Spencer, you two actually have a similar tone.

  334. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Lol, is this a joke?

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

    AND, isn’t this a peculiar posting by Spencer:

    By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply
    By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply
    Another thing I had to scroll through was a ton of Chris Cook vs Cedric Griffen comments, but I won’t get into that because I don’t want it to start up again lol.
    ————————————————————————————————

    So, “Jon” did not want to start up again with the Cook- Griffen comments?

  336. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Yes it’s a Joke Spencer. There’s no time log on our posts…even if you two posted simultaneously, we could never prove it.

  337. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, Jon is clearly saying he doesnt want me and Shawn to start it up again, obviously.

  338. By KoN on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, I have a secret to tell you.

    We are all Spencer, all the other bloggers except yourself are Spencer. This whole time, all of the bloggers that you thought you knew were simply characters I (Spencer) created. Did you really think that the vikings blog would be different from all of the other NFL team blogs with so few contributors? I feel sorry for you Titus. CHRIS COOK IS THE BEST. TRADE JARED ALLEN.

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

    Gee I feel like I am in the Matrix.

  340. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    And Parody, there is a time log. Whenever I use the mobile version of Vikings.com on my phone, it shows the times.

  341. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    KoN …. shhhhh

  342. By sandiamond on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    titus lol spence is slick but not this time imo

  343. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    LOL KoN.

  344. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    You guys seriously think im Jon?

  345. By wacky on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    this team is stuiped!!!!!!!

  346. By Shawn on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    KoN … LMAO with that conspiracy theory. This whole time the blog has been Titus Talking to me (spence) and all of my personas

  347. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Really Spencer? That’s news to me. I’ve never thought it a good idea to pay for a mobile data plan, so I’ve never seen this site from a mobile device. The only timestamp I ever see is when the blog is posted.

  348. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Well its getting late out here. Im going to bed.
    G’nite to you all

  349. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply


    So, knowing that the draft is still coming, how many more positions do people feel we need to address in free agency?

  350. By Spencer on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    “Heres how comments look on the mobile site.

    BY Spencer on March 19,2012 at 11:47 pm”

  351. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    That’s surprising, because I was just looking at the source code for the site and that doesn’t have anything more than the day of each posting.

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

    Hey Spencer, don’t wake Jon.

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

    Now I am Spencer.

  354. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Funny thing about all that is that Titus has more user names on this site than anyone else…at least as far as public knowledge is concerned.

  355. By KoN on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I’d be fine with what we’ve done in FA if we pick up Schwartz and Atogwe. Atogwe would be a day one starter and from what I’ve heard, Schwartz has the potential to be one as well.

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

    Yes, but Parody, I am usually obvious with a name change–

  357. By Parody on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    usually

  358. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Lol. I’m back, now that Spencer is gone. You never see us at the same time, Titus! Strange occurrence indeed!

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

    Oh, Spencer must have woke you up Jon.

  360. By Jon on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    How were you out bike riding today, Titus? Wasn’t it very windy? I’m waiting for the wind to die down before I go out riding again.

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

    Yeah, it was windy, but it was nearly 80 degrees in March– no way I will stay inside. Besides, Jon, I stay in shape throughout the winter– If you only wait for perfect conditions, you won’t get very strong.

  362. By Saddy on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Stop the argument on numbers on each percy and jared allen. Everyone who has watched them play will try and keep them, Jared Allen is a beast, I would keep him and so is Percy Harvin, imagine this would your team every play against Jared Allen and Percy being on GB or Bears or even lions roster…No right then stop the comparison and sign them.,..

    Get rid of C John Sullivan I bet we can find an easy eplacement for him, get rid of loadholt, we can find a replacement, get rid of brian robison even if that means keeping Jared Allen.

  363. By aussie61 on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    I’m with KoN..pick up Atogwe and Schwartz and I’ll be satisfied. I’m not ready to take the blowtorch to Spielman and Frazier yet,let’s see how it falls into place after the draft.Just read on NFL.com that Leslie says were not done in FA yet,and he knows the team has to get better this year or he will be jobless.Being patient for now.

  364. By DRS on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt, thank you for your support, though we do not agree on politics, I do respect you and do hear you my man. Have a great day.

  365. By DRS on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon, what can you say about FA, it’s boring and nothing you can say will change that, without the stadium issue solved soon there will not be any MN Vikings after this year. God bless everyone and have a great night.

  366. By DRS on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon, what can you say about Free agency, it’s boring and nothing you can say will change that, without the stadium issue solved soon there will not be any MN Vikings after this year. G-o-d bless everyone and have a great night.

  367. By DRS on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry posted twice, thought it did not post the first time, oh well, once more have a great night, Go Vikings.

  368. By DRS on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Jon read this, Taylor has played football.

    Vikings sign former college BASKETBALL player

    By Jeremy Fowler

    jfowler@pioneerpress.comtwincities.com

    Posted: 03/16/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT

    March 16, 2012 11:52 PM GMT Updated: 03/16/2012 06:52:40 PM CDT

    The Minnesota Vikings are taking their quest to find versatile players in free agency to a different level. They’ve found a cornerback who also can run a pick-and-roll.

    The Vikings on Friday, March 16, announced the signing of Nick Taylor, who played point guard for Florida International University from 2007-10.

    The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Taylor is listed as a defensive back.

    After finishing his basketball career at FIU, where he averaged 0.6 points and 0.8 assists per game in 2009-10, Taylor played in a semi-pro arena football league but clocked at 4.34 and 4.27 seconds in the 40-yard dash at FIU’s Pro Day this week. The Vikings took notice. According to Taylor’s Twitter account (@NickTaylor32), he was in the Twin Cities area on Friday working out with the team.

    Taylor’s chances to make the team are slim. He’ll likely attend the team’s training camp in Mankato.

  369. By DRS on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry it is getting late and my grammar is getting somewhat messed up. That should have been Taylor did play football.

  370. By DRS on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    House speaker in no hurry for vote on Vikings stadium

    Article by: MIKE KASZUBA , Star Tribune Updated: March 17, 2012 – 2:32 AM

    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

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/143016025.html

  371. By DRS on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    It is 23:49 NM time, so off to bed I go, God bless you all.

  372. By David Rainey on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Yawn – more mediocrity. Perhaps Minnesota isn’t deserving of the best players since they aren’t willing to help with a better stadium. Minnesota Vikings – home of mediocrity. Embrace the mediocrity!

  373. By Carl K *10 day til Alshons pro day* on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Parody-
    #1- I hope we can land Schwartz. He would help offset losing Hutch.
    #2- I think we need to resign Erin Henderson at a fare price.
    #3- It would be nice to see EJ finish his career as a Vikings. He is still better in pass coverage than Brinkley.
    #4- Signing an under the radar CB and/or safety that can start would be nice.
    #5- We really don’t have enough WRs on the roster right now. resigning Aromashadu at a fare price would be better than nothing.

    These moves are not big splash moves.. they are just bare minimum moves that keep us from taking a step backward from last years team. I am ok with Building our team through the draft. I just don’t want to take a step backward from a 3-13 team before the draft.

  374. By Carl K on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    C R I P E – I for got to change my name.
    The count down is 9 days til Alshon’s Pro Day.
    If Alshon can run a fast 40 or even a good forty he will climb back up.
    I love how he catches the ball in traffic and the moves he makes after the catch.

  375. By Rocksalt on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Jon likes to blog about bike riding……..how is that Vikkings news? Go ride your bike somewhere else

  376. By KS Viking on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I think that we will have at least 1 or 2 OL taken with the 10 picks we have in the draft. If you look at alot of the top guards in the league, many of them were 4th, 5th, even 7th round picks. Maybe the management is confident that one of the guys we have can cover one of the vacant positions, while drafting another young guy could fill the other. Zeitler will prob be avail in the 2nd round, however with our needs, I wouldn’t expect OL to be taken in the 1st and 2nd rounds, but it would sure make a big statement if we did. I’ve never been a fan of Rick Spielman, but he has the job, and he is going to need to pull some magic out of his hat to build this team back. Hopefully his job is on the line to do it. Rebuilding takes a few years, we went the vetran route for a long time, and had our run. We were 1 1st down away from the superbowl, That doesn’t make me happy, but I think the Wilfs have given us some great players to try to improve this team. We fell short, but now is time to start building for another run. The packers were horrible 5 years ago. Now they are a dominant team. It can be done.

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