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Still Available: 10 Free Agent Possibilities For The Vikings

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 19, 2012 – 6:38 am

On Friday we discussed the possibility of the Vikings visiting with a pair of free agents in OL Geoff Schwartz and DB Alan Ball. On Sunday we took a look at whether or not former Colts DB Melvin Bullitt was a good fit in Minnesota. Both discussions generated plenty chatter in the comments section, so let’s keep it going with more free agency talk.

Below is a list of 10 available unrestricted free agents that I’ll be keeping my eye on this week as the second wave of free agency begins. I’ve also left a comment or two on each player. Let us know which free agents you’d like to see the Vikings consider by leaving your thoughts in the comments section below this entry…

CB Aaron Ross – Already a two-time Super Bowl winner, Ross was not retained by the NY Giants and he remains available for CB-needy teams. This is not a news flash, but the Vikings need more CBs. The 6-0, 197-pound CB is a touch older than a team rebuilding would prefer (he turns 30 in September), but he has experience playing in big games and he’s a guy you can rely on while playing man coverage. Given how much money teams are spending on free agents this year and the fact that Ross has two Super Bowl rings, his price tag might be inflated enough to scare the Vikings away, and that would be understandable. If that doesn’t happen, though, he’s an option I’d be interested in seeing the Vikings pursue. Ross was a 1st-round pick out of Texas of the NY Giants in 2007.

Ross signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars

CB Tracy Porter – The same price-tag related reservation I have about Ross applies in Porter’s case because he’s a former Super Bowl-champion as well and his value could be inflated because of that. If he can be had at a reasonable price, though, I’m interested. He’ll be just 27 in August and he has good size (5-11, 188 pounds) for his position. I’m not sure he’s as physical a player as you’d like, but he can play man coverage and he’s played well in big spots. Porter was a 2nd-round pick of the Saints in 2008.

WR Ted Ginn – He’d solve any question about the kickoff and punt return role for the Vikings because he’s one of the two or three best returners in the NFL. One concern in adding Ginn, though, is finding a way for him to contribute on offense. Measuring in at 5-10, 180 pounds, Ginn doesn’t play the position with physicality and he’s had just 12 and 19 receptions in the past two seasons with San Francisco. Another concern is health, as he missed time in last year’s playoffs with a leg injury. If his leg injury is sufficiently healed and if the Vikings feel they can use him efficiently on offense, Ginn might be an interesting addition to the team, most notably for his return ability.

DT Pat Sims – Admittedly, I don’t know a whole lot about Sims and the skill set he possesses. But I do know he’s available, and that he measures in at 6-2, 330 pounds. Those dimensions make it possible that he could fill the spot opposite Kevin Williams on the Vikings interior defensive line, though it’s also possible he was more of a 3-technique (Kevin Williams’ position) with his former team, the Cincinnati Bengals. There’s also something to be said for not worrying about the distinction between the Kevin Williams-type DT position and the Pat Williams-type DT position, and instead focusing on the fact that Sims might be a good football player regardless. I don’t know if he is, but he’s a free agent coming off his rookie contract and he plays DT, so I’m interested. Sims was a 3rd-round pick in 2008 out of Auburn.

S Reggie Smith – There’s nothing in Smith’s background that will make fans jump out of their skin at the thought of adding him to this roster, but he does play a position of need and he fits the mold of a typical Rick Spielman free agent signing – coming off his rookie contract, ascending career arc and looking to prove himself as a capable starter in the NFL. Smith was a 3rd-round pick of San Francisco in 2008 and he began his career as a CB. He then converted to safety in 2009, started 7 games at safety in 2010, and was a reserve in 2011. He stands at 6-1, 200 pounds, will turn just 26 in September, and played college football at Oklahoma.

LB EJ Henderson – A leader and major contributor on the Vikings defense for years, it’s hard to imagine life without Henderson in the middle. But maybe we won’t have to imagine that for another year. Right now Henderson is on the market, but if he doesn’t find an attractable enough offer with another team, it’s possible he and the Vikings could reunite for another season while Jasper Brinkley and any other middle LB the Vikings acquire through the draft or free agency develop.

Others to consider…
Former Seattle Seahawks LB David Hawthorne and former Atlanta Falcons LB Curtis Lofton are two of the best unrestricted free agents remaining, but I believe they’ll command a salary too high for the Vikings. While the Vikings could find a way to put either under contract, I’m not convinced it’s a sound economical approach to improving the roster. The money required to sign one of either Hawthorne or Lofton could be used to extend a player currently under contract with the Vikings (WR Percy Harvin, perhaps) or it could be used to acquire multiple players that could address multiple needs on the roster.

Another LB to consider is former Detroit LionsLB Stephen Tulloch. He could play middle LB in the Vikings defense finds itself in a place where Henderson is not asked to return and Brinkley is not ready to assume a starting role. Once again, price tag could be an issue here. But Tulloch has good upside, will be just 27 years old this season and is a proven productive player in the NFL.

Tullock re-signed with Detroit

CB William Gay has not been retained by the Pittsburgh Steelers and could make for a nice option in Minnesota. The 27-year old 5-10, 190-pound CB was an important part of the Steelers defense, but you have to wonder if his solid play was the product of the system and talent around him. I’m not paid to make those decisions, but someone is and if Gay is deemed to be a quality player in coverage, he could be an option for the Vikings in the second or third wave of free agency.


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414 Responses to “Still Available: 10 Free Agent Possibilities For The Vikings”

  1. By Dave on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Hopefully we can get some help onthe defence- offence line plus defence bask too.

  2. By vinnie on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    stupid article. why would we go for ted ginn when we have percy harvin for kick off and punt return. the vikings need to push for mike wallace and we can be set on the offense and let the fans watch something exciting.

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

    I hope the Vikings do something this week!

    Resign the Hendersons! Sign Geoff Schwartz

    And steal CB Cory Graham from the Bears! Stick it to the Bears!
    He can play any DB position in our secondary. Cory is younger, cheaper and has more upside than any CB on the above list.

    Any WR at this point is a must!!! The Vikings are flirting with actually taking a step backward from a 3-13 team this offseason. Very Sad!

  4. By Mark on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    @vinnie, Percy can’t handle both with his head issues, i’d be happy to have Ted Ginn as the returner so we can use Harvin more on Offense.

  5. By peever on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Gin is gone

  6. By Mike Wobschall on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Exactly, Mark. To find a guy who could handle the return role full time would be great for the Vikings and for Harvin.

  7. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Peever….Better go out and get another bottle.

  8. By kevin on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings will not sign Mike Wallace be aide they would have to give up their first draft pick

  9. By Mike B. on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    i think it is obvious by now that the Vikings have no interest in a tier 1 WR in FA. I don’t think there are any left anyway. I see one of two things coming either 1 Spielman decides he doesn’t want Kalil and takes Blackmon/Best availble Linemen at 2nd pick, or they take the best availible WR at their #2 pick. This still follows their helping Ponder get better policy

  10. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Good one Nova !!…

    Well a LB finally starting to got signned to a contract…Cowboys got Dan Connor…If another LB goes early today…That will start a run on LB signings today…

    Teams finally have a higher profile LB contract with Connor to work with for contract numbers on the rest in the LB position now…

  11. By lui on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    At first I was mad that the Vikings did not pick up the good players but I understand what are they doing now and its something like the movie moneyball spending money on what we could afford and player u will see developed in four or five years from now I’m glad we are picking up the guy so and that case I let the Vikings get who ever best fit use they know what they are doing

  12. By Mike B. on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Fraizer understands our frustration and see the need for a competitive team now. Read here. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d827ae9ca/article/frazier-understands-slow-rebuild-wont-fly-with-fans?module=HP11_content_stream

  13. By Mike B. on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    @lui read the above link at least the Head coach knows he needs to have a competitive team this year.

  14. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Wow..Insert foot in mouth !!

    I meant to say…”A starting LB was finally signed today”

  15. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I am not sure, but this seems like another article that may, or may not, take a definitive stand on a topic. Then again, I could be wrong.

  16. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    OK name by name …

    Aaron Ross … I think 30 is a bit old for a CB. I agree he would be an upgrade. But 30 at CB bothers me a little. However 30 at safety I think is ok because safety is a position that intelligence is as important as athleticism. I think a few positions are all about athleticism … CB is one of them.

    Tracy Porter … NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Let me be clear NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. In 5 years fans might calm down but to have Porter and Remi on the roster flaunting their SB rings they cheated to get ??? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ted Gin … well depends on the price but he’d be a good return man and a solid #4 WR … age and price concern me just barely. I trust the coaches.

    Pat Sims … I dont have any knowledge of him. We just signed Guion and Evans . Would we cut Remi ??? PLEASE

    Reggie Smith … Is he better than Raymond or Sanford ???

    EJ – Tulloch – Lofton – Hawthorne … OK heres what I know. EJ might be almost as good as the other 3 for 1 more year possibly 2. I think MLB is a huge need. Jasper I like but he would be a downgrade vs the pass. I was driving the bandwagon for Lofton early on …. I guess from what I hear Lofton is a younger version of EJ which is a good thing. But if Tulloch or Hawthorne can defend the pass better that might be a better thing.

    sigh BLAH BLAH BLAH sign one

    William Gay … is he pittsburghs version of Asher Allen? I think the good CBs are gone. I like someones idea of Corey Graham

    __________________________________________________________

    So sign …

    one of the MLBs (Id prefer Younger but I am a fan of EJ as well)

    Geoff Schwarz

    OJ Antogwe ( 30s not bad for a safety. Safeties are supposed to be the leader of the secondary and OJ has the experiance)

    CB Corey Graham

    OLB Erin Henderson

    _______________________________________________________

    I might be asking for too much … IDK

  17. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Kriesel Says Vikes Stadium Won’t Happen … Kriesel is a republican and supports the stadium. Cheers.

    http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/03/18/talking-points-kriesel-says-vikes-stadium-wont-happen/

  18. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I guess if the State of Minnesota is forcing the Wilfs to move, we all know why we didnt go after free agents. Why would the Wilfs spend on a signing bonus for a team that has no support. He needs to save his money for a move.

  19. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall will you please give us a list of the State Representatives who dont like the Vikings and contact info ???

    I have contacted Mark Dayton …. but Dayton is a supporter of the Vikings so no point telling him what he knows.

  20. By @justinschommer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    CB Ross. Well, what the Vikings need is not only add to the rebuilding of the roster but the rebuilding of it’s fan support, as well as making this team look and feel a little better for free agents to even want to play here. CB Ross, even though he is going to be 30 would add a veteran mix to our always “getting burned” secondary that I’m sure the Vikings fans are tired of watching be the weak link of this team. Plus it would be great to also have some one be able to at least show the young bucks things to point out or to watch for pre-snap.
    As far as LB E.J. Henderson, it’s his time to leave. I feel the Vikings would be better off looking at LB Lawson how can keep up with the TE running the middle of the field open. Lawson is one of the fastest LBs to close on the ball that I’ve seen is such a long time! Henderson is well past his prime with his gruesome leg injury that kept him out the whole season not to long ago.

    I’m starting to get upset about all this talk about rebuilding; in which I understand we are, but really look at the defense, the offense is really young now but the defense is only a couple of veteran players away (27-31yrs old) from being a pretty descent D. Plus will this will at least help a tiny bit on even making the Vikings look a little more welcoming for free agents this year ( maybe) as well as next year. Hmm.
    Follow me on twitter @justinschommer

  21. By Craig on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    If Speilman would bring in CB Aaron Ross and re-sign E.J. Henderson, we could draft to protect Ponder with some really good O-lineman.

    Round 1: OT Kalil
    Round 2: OG Zeitler
    Round 3: OT Mosely

    All three guys are big boys!

  22. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    That is exactly WHY Frazier doesn’t have final say on who gets drafted anymore !!…

    Frazier knows if he doesn’t have a good season this fall…He will be looking for a new job…If Frazier had final say…He would be grabbing all these average veterans in free agency…Throwing away draft picks for veteran players…Giving M Williams a 100 million dollar contract…

    And fans would be saying….AWESOME !!!

    But what happens next year..Or the year after that…Frazier doesn’t care…He even said as much…Frazier needs to win ball games this season..Or will be looking for a new job…Viking fans are wat to used to the “triangle of authority” workings of the past…Throwing away draft picks and spending every little bit of cap space money each year…And for what ??…That has been a losing recipe for years !!

    Vikings have needed a GM for years…They finally have one…

    I think Rick has a great shot at being a GM for the Vikings for a long time…But at least if it doesn’t work out…The Vikings front office knows they need a GM now…And the only thing head coaches should do is coach…

  23. By GM on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Said Vikings coach Leslie Frazier of his secondary, “We really need Asher Allen to really step up and play well for us. With our young secondary, Mistral Raymond, we need him to play well for us. We’d like to get Hussain Abdullah back from the concussion. We think we have a chance to draft some secondary help, which we’ll have to be able to do.”

    -taken from PFT

  24. By Ryan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I think Tracy Porter would be a great fit for the Vikings. He would be a good replacement for Antoine Winfield coming in the next few years. I don’t want Ted Gin. (I think) he would end like Bernard Berrian but if the price is right we could use him as a number four. Over all the Vikings should go fiercely after Tracy and hope for the best

  25. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I think Erin is the Henderson that will come back with a contract…E J can still help some team stop the running game…But don’t think it will be in Minnesota…

    Vikings need a more mobile ILB…To help defend the passing game…And get some MUCH NEEDED pressure inside on the pass rush…

    Mr Spielman…Watch the tape again on OLB Shea McClellin…Can work well outside and inside also…McClellin can even play DE !!….Powerful and versatile !!!

    Would look very good in purple !!!

  26. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, the great predictor, did it again.

    Manning will be a Bronco.

  27. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Tracy Porter? F-CK NO I HATE HIS B-TCH A$$

  28. By sandiamond on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Manning signing the docs with the Broncos

  29. By Mike B. on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    OOps no more tebow time in Denver. Manning is going to be a bronco.

  30. By sandiamond on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    ILB Wagner, Burfict, Cole mid-rounds likely one pick…. who will command the new defense?

  31. By Mike B. on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Dolphins are hungry for a QB now.

  32. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Viking fans

    I have called to reps so far …

    Thomas Bakk … DFL … I left a message

    Miche’lle Benson … R … I talked to her secretary and Miche’lle is one person forcing the Vikings to move … (651) 296-3219 … call her and let her know. Vote out people like her that are against the Vikings

  33. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Terri Bonoff … DFL … Supports the Vikings

  34. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Peyton Manning is a Bronco!!!!!!!!!

  35. By sandiamond on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

  36. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I think the 49 ers Harbaugh “put the cart before the horse” ??

    Why on earth would you sign a trouble WR like R Moss and then add Manningham…And then expect P Manning to want to jump on board as your QB ???…

    You jump in early on the bidding for Manning…You get Manning and R Wayne in the deal ??…(Wayne went cheap..3 yrs for under 18 million ??)..

    I agree Titus…Denver is the right spot for Peyton…But will he go there…

    Media has said all along..Money isn’t the main issue in Peyton’s decision…

    If that was true…Why is he holding out so long ??…And talking to every team with any kind of interest whatsoever ???….

  37. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Well, Tebow had his 15 minutes of fame.

  38. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Wow… do I need to write faster…; )

  39. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Now where does Tebow go ???….But he is traded VERY quickly now…

  40. By vinkings803 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    get rid of the front office for not making any major moves!!! our team just went 3-13 and we didn’t do nothing through free agents! and by the way ponder is not the answer at QB!!! sometimes i think that the fans can run our team better! just hope AP never wants to leave

  41. By Sixkings on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wallace is a restricted FA with a first round tender. The Vikings will have to give up the third round pick in the draft

  42. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    David Brown … R … I may have been out talked on this one. I get the feeling he is a supporter. But it didnt seem difinitive. It depends on which bill as to whether he is a supporter.

    Someone else try and tell us what you get … (651) 296-8075

  43. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I would serious like to call, Shawn, but I don’t think my voice would lend any support.

  44. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    John Carlson … R … I left a message. (651) 296-4913

  45. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    * seriously

  46. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Nova … So far only one has asked me and I told them Im making a list of supporters and non supporters. So we know who to vote out. Im sure if you called and shared your story and the money you leave in the state they would at least listen. I know votes is the major thing but …

  47. By Sixkings on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Manny Lawson is a 3-4 olb known for his pass rush not his coverage

  48. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Give me a phone # of a known Viking-hater Shawn, I know what I’ll say.

  49. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Here are some opposed to the stadium…

    Hann was joined by other conservative Republicans, such as Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, but also DFLers such as Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, and Rep. Ann Lenczewski, DFL-Bloomington. Several DFL legislators from Minneapolis, meanwhile, also said they were opposed to a plan to have a Block E casino in downtown Minneapolis.

  50. By sandiamond on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

  51. By BigPurpleCod on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I feel like if the vikings are looking for a solid linebacker crew, they should try to re-sign Erin and then go after TCU’s Tank Carder in the 4th round with one of our many picks. Carder is a monster with a motor that doesn’t stop, and I think that whoever gets him in the middle rounds will be getting a huge steal.

    Plus, he is already used to playing in purple. <—- This is the real reason.

  52. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Nova … Miche’lle Benson. I posted earlier. I dont live in MN either so Im tip toeing a little when I call. I didnt talk to her I talked to her intern or her secretary and she seems like a NO voter. But politicians tip toe as well …

  53. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t believe it…The article the P Press I had saved from the paper…Has been deleted with all listing of all the republicans that have against the Vikings stadium ??…

    I will have to start a new list all over again !!!…Copies will be made this time around !!!

  54. By sandiamond on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Big Purple I agree Carder is in the top 4 ILB’s entering the draft. Give us a guy who will lower the BOOM!

  55. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply
    Here are some opposed to the stadium…
    Hann was joined by other conservative Republicans, such as Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, but also DFLers such as Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, and Rep. Ann Lenczewski, DFL-Bloomington. Several DFL legislators from Minneapolis, meanwhile, also said they were opposed to a plan to have a Block E casino in downtown Minneapolis.

    David Hann … R … (651) 296-1749

    Warren Limmer … R … (651) 296-2159

    Scott Dibble … DFL … (651) 296-4191

    Ann Lenczewsk … cant find a number yet

  56. By BigPurpleCod on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    We would be so much better off taking him that rolling the dice on the derelict Burfict (spelling?)!!!

  57. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone needs to call these people and let them know if you have family or if you spend money in the state? Let them know you will do everything to vote them out.

    LOL including moving to MN change your drivers liscense vote against them and move back out :)

  58. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Miche’lle Benson is oppsed to taxes thats why she’s against the Vikings

  59. By sandiamond on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

  60. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    This is where Im getting numbers and email address’

    http://www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/members/member_list.php?sort=a&ls=#header

  61. By sandiamond on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    * pardon me top ILB’s after Hightower and Kuechly

  62. By Minnesota Mike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    With Manning going to the Broncos, there will not be much interest in the 3rd pick, stay the course, take Kalil with the first pick

  63. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I just spent 8 minutes on the phone with Benson’s secretary, Anna. She was very pleasant and told me that Benson wasn’t exactly against the proposals. I told her that even though i don’t have a say in the elections, the friends that I have in Minnesota would not be happy if if I suddenly stopped partying with them, and I would do my best to make sure that any politicians who put the scr3ws to the Vikings would not receive their votes. I also added the 10s of thousands of dollars I have deposited in the State. That’s the best I can do, Minnesota, the ball is in your court.

  64. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Cheers Nova … yea the secretary was nice. But they need to know. Im taking a break it gets tiring trying to talk to a politician … I’ll call more later.

  65. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    DRS … help me call :)

  66. By Erik on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    If the Vikings add tracy porter i will boo his cheating ass every game i hope the vikes know better thann to add that snake!

  67. By sandiamond on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    The San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday night that Porter, one of the heroes of the Saints’ Super Bowl XLIV victory, is scheduled to visit the Raiders “in the next couple of days.” The Raiders are searching for depth in their secondary after releasing Stanford Routt and Chris Johnson. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch previously reported that the Rams have interest in Porter.

  68. By sandiamond on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Brandon Hardin Orgeon State S/CB blows out pro day. 6’3 215 pds ran sub 4.40… new draft entry

  69. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    SO COME ON MINNESOTA, IF I CAN MAKE A LONG-DISTANCE CALL, CAN YOU NOT MAKE A LOCAL ONE ??????????????????

  70. By ozzinator on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, I make bad calls all the time…………

  71. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    If this team leaves, remember, you voted these clowns in.

  72. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly added to the compet ition at running back.

    Multiple reports have said Minnesota signed Lex Hilliard, who played his first three NFL seasons for the Miami Dolphins and started four games last season, to a one-year contract. Hilliard, 27, had 16 carries for 41 yards and a touchdown last season, and caught five pa sses for 49 yards.

  73. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    41 yards last season. Wow. That will strike fear into the hearts of defenses around the league!

  74. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    The only way that would be impressive is if he has no legs.

  75. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    2.5. per carry. Lex Luthor could do that.

  76. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    To be honest, all along I felt Elway would connect well with Manning– and that is why I felt he would sign there.

  77. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    NVF … I heard Lex Hilliard might be the blocking back type. Someone to pick up blitzes on 3rd down and play FB on the rare occasions we might use one like goaline. So he might be a good add time will tell

  78. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    a poor mans chester taylor if you will

  79. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Northwoods…..Good one !

  80. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Porter would fit well with the Raiders.

  81. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    If he has no legs, he won’t have any trouble catching a sideline pattern and keeping both feet in bounds.

  82. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    hahahah

  83. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    * Might have a problem GETTING to the sideline…….

  84. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Sonja, put daddy back on the computer.

  85. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    He would have been McNabb’s favorite target !!!

  86. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, McNugget really liked throwing at the ground.

  87. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    In the pic I saw of him, he looked too scrawny to be a blocking back, but then that seems to be the new trend – undersized, underweight players. Now, if he just has an injury, he’ll fill the bill.

    Maybe “rebuilding” the team means just that – buying scrawny players and building them up?

  88. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Legs or no legs, I still bet that Asher Allen couldn’t cover him !

  89. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe the Wilfs are buying discount players to save for the stadium costs.

  90. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe they’re saving to take the grand-kids to DisneyWorld.

  91. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Wait…..maybe they own DisneyWorld.

  92. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I think they might own Florida.

  93. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    If so, I’d like to rent it for a long week-end.

  94. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I am really sorry men…I had all the politicians against the stadium bill…And it was quite the list…And lost the info ???…

    Wish I was a little better with my computer…No expert here by any means…I will search the archives on the site that posted the article…But believe the paper deleted it totally…

  95. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil….it’s OK, I can’t afford to phone all of them.

  96. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Lex Hilliard could just be a camp body to take carries away from Gerhart during the preseason …. who knows for sure

  97. By Mike Seal on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    . Free agents the VIKINGS need to sign ASAP…(in order of preference)
    . WR-We’ve missed out on all of the talented vertical/deep threats
    . CB-Lardarius Webb/Aaron Ross/William Gay
    . S-LaRon Landry
    . LB-Curtis Lofton/Daniel Hawthorne

  98. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings bringing in another RB … LOL

    Jason LaCanfora reported that the Vikings will bring in FB Jerome Felton in for a visit. Vikings tried to claim Felton off of waivers last year but was claimed by the Panthers instead.

  99. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I understand the “rebuilding for the future” concept, but check out Hilliard’s Miami stats. Nothing there to say “this kid is going places.” 3 years on the active roster, didn’t even run the ball once in 2010, total of 130 yards running from 2009 and 2011.

    Yeah, I hope he’s a blocking back too. I know stats don’t say anything about that.

    Quite a few tackles listed – must have been on special teams.

  100. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Singletary likes MLB Audie Cole. Cole said he loved having a chance to be around such a great LB like Singletary. Paraphrased

  101. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Jerome Felton … visits MN

    http://thevikingage.com/2012/03/19/rebuilding-the-vikings-jerome-felton-will-visit-winter-park-too/

  102. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    He IS going places……2.5 yds at a time.

  103. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    NVF … read the article I just posted it might ease your trouble ever so slightly. LOL

  104. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    LB Tank Carder is great in pass coverage but tends to avoid contact with blockers. He tries to go around them instead of through them.

  105. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Nova thats a 4 down back …. better hope he gets 2.6x 1 time

  106. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I feel a Superbowl coming on.

  107. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I have called Zellers public number a few times already voicing my negative opinion of his views…

    Mostly because I know it bugs him…Not sure why the peoples voices should bug him though ??…. : ) That’s what he supposed to be there for…

  108. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I feel another 3-13 coming on.

  109. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Draft CB Josh Norman in the 3rd. He is a big physical ball hawking corner. At the East-West shrine game practices he was diving all over for the ball.

  110. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Phone his # and tell him you have ” the photos “. Being a politician, he will immediately sh1t a brick.

  111. By Derek on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I’d sign Porter.

  112. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Nova this is the guy to call … possibly the biggest hater. Cant believe I didnt think of this one

    Kurt Zellers aka Viking Hater …. 651-296-5502

  113. By New Vike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I was alrite with passing on some of the big name-big money guys, but now its getting hard to handle. LaRon Landry just signed in NY on a non guarenteed 1 year 4 million dollar deal. The Vikes couldnt beat that??? I sure hope they hit the lotto in this draft because they are going to be relying on a lot of 4th and 5th rounders to step right into the fire and start. Better hope they are ready. Oh and by the way, nice move going under the radar to get another big physical back to complement our big physical back and his back up big physical back. Maybe we will get all kinds of a kings ransom for the number 1 pick next year as all the qb hungry teams want Matt Barkley. Or will Ponder survive the year???….stay tuned

  114. By Andrew C on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    For crying out loud why is the price tag always too high for the Vikings.

  115. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone call this A-Hole … try to be as civil as possible but still be firm about your dislike

    http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=10811

  116. By Andrew C on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    FIRE SPIELMAN
    FIRE SPIELMAN
    FIRE SPIELMAN
    FIRE SPIELMAN
    FIRE SPIELMAN
    FIRE SPIELMAN
    FIRE SPIELMAN
    FIRE SPIELMAN
    FIRE SPIELMAN
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  117. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Weak schedule…And the Vikings were not as bad as their 3-13 record…No off season…New offensive coordinator working with old tired McNabb early on and then a rookie QB..(but a good rookie QB)…

    Before even seeing what the Vikings land in the draft…Vikings should be a be looking like a 7-9 record this season…But if we keep filling the roster with the junk left in free agency…My guess will go down from that…

    A good draft…I can see 8-8 season…

  118. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    One thing about signing all these fullbacks, with our new point guard, all they have to do is get open “in the paint”.

  119. By Troutdaddy on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Watcing the 49ers pick up Manningham and Randy Moss has got me wondering if the Vikes are going to make amy moves at all in FA or if they are going to put all of their eggs in the draft…. Not sure I get it? Wobs- thoughts?

  120. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    bah that number is no longer in use

  121. By Bigfan1 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Lex Hilliard is bouncing around with hardly any stats to back him up, 40 yards rushing for Miami last year and one TD, sometimes I really wonder about the Vikings.

    What is wrong with the legislators who are opposing the stadium, these people should be ousted fast they don’t have a clue what’s good for the Minnesota economy.

  122. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks Shawn. That clears it up a bunch.

    Hilliard was averaging 10 yards a catch, so that’s something. Course, he only had 5.

  123. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Anyone know for sure what day Atogwe is visiting?

  124. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Can anyone find a working number for Zellers? Ive tried 2 different #s so far ..

  125. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t know what that phone call cost me, it doesn’t matter,but I guarantee it’s more than you guys will have to pay. SO MAKE THE CALL, or does a fan that lives 2500 miles away, in ANOTHER COUNTRY care more about this team than you guys?????????

  126. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    OTK … whats Zellers number that works ?

  127. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Yep Shawn….That be the link…

    I was nice…But let his people know how extremely disappointed I was in the way Mr Zellers was handling the stadium issue…And his negative out look on what is needed to keep the Vikings in Minnesota where they belong…

    Be civil for sure…But in a tone they understand your becoming inpatient in this matter… : )

  128. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    OK I left a message …. on this number.Zellers Legislative Assistant: Margaret Van Heel 651-296-4312

    LOL its all i could find

  129. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I think that is the link I used Shawn…

    Maybe Zellers isn’t taking calls at this time ???…Just the kind of stand up guy he is… :/

  130. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I think my tone was little aggressive … but not the worst Ive ever been.

  131. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I asked if he was a Packers fan or a Bears fan …. or if the Koch Brothers were paying his salary

  132. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Did you mention “having the goat photo” ?

  133. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    lol i forgot … talking to the machine he will probably hit delete 10 seconds in

  134. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Discreetly tell him that he might have some “kids” out there that he’s unaware of.

  135. By TheRealDon™ on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings you make me sick..

  136. By RichardA1 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    test

  137. By RichardA1 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Defense, grab some of those players, our d backfiels is lousey, to horrible. Where is our retractable roof stadium we were told we would get for 10 years now???

  138. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    TRD, I agree. 44 years of suffering and now we’re back to square one. And the people of Minnesota, by and large, don’t seem to care. I have NEVER been this p1ssed at this organization before.

  139. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    TRD, see that these politicians ” sleep with the fishes “.

  140. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

  141. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    TRD, and get rid of our point guard.

  142. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    If there is a phone call to make to make…Its Zellers…Or the people he is directly affiliated with… Like Ms Heel…

    Zellers votes or other support there of…Are impacted a great deal on public approval…Maybe more than they should be…Whatever happened to whats right and whats wrong…

  143. By jose sutton on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    vikings stop making idiot trades and singings and start contarating good players like tebow or finegan

  144. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    HAHAHA SHAWN !…….Plus, it’s so hard to pronounce ” Manninging”.

  145. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    You don’t have to kneel down when you’re ” Manninging “either. You just have to stand there and talk like you would rather be on a tractor.

  146. By stanman on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Welp might as well pickup Tebow now

  147. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Denver fans already know how to do that.

  148. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    stanman…….ask him to bring God with him. We could use His help.

  149. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    good one Nova….. : )

  150. By jose sutton on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    or sing Plaxico Burress we need WR

  151. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I called- told Zeller to keep up the great work. He must’ve had a lousy Monday due to all the disgruntled Vikings fans calling him.

  152. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I”ll sing ” Plaxico Burress”, but you’ll have to hum a few bars.

  153. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Plaxico…I thought he still was in…sing sing ???

  154. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Laron Landry signed a 1yr 4Mil contract with the Jets. We couldnt top that???????

  155. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Every person who “Tebowed” last year should feel like an Idiot right now. If they don’t, that’s because they ARE idiots.

  156. By Andrew C on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    If I had the opportunity to take out Spielman, I would. And by ‘take out’ I mean kill him.

  157. By New Vike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe the Vikes could trade for Tebow now since they are bringing in all the other Fullbacks on the market…

  158. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Throw in our point guard.

  159. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Can’t do it New Vike…….We want fullbacks with rushing avgs. around 2.5

  160. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    We might have the best point guard in the NFL

  161. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    He’s got my Pro-Bowl vote at PG !

  162. By Larry on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Sign Landry,Porter,and Tulloch.It would be a nice upgrade for the defense.We could then focus on our offensive needs in the draft.

  163. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I’d rather have Asher Allen than F@ggot A$$ Tracey Porter.

  164. By GM on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Because you can, apparently, never have too many fullbacks, the Vikings have announced that Jerome Felton, who has played for the Detroit Lions, the Carolina Panthers, and the Indianapolis Colts in his four-year NFL career, will be visiting Winter Park in the hopes of signing a contract with the Vikings

    from DN

  165. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with Spencer

  166. By GM on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/

  167. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Relax, we aren’t going to sign Tracy Porter. People have heard of him.

  168. By Larry on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer I would rather have Porter on our team than playing against him.

  169. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    But, if he’s got a brother that plays basketball…..

  170. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I know Porter is a pretty decent corner, but I just dont want him on our team.

  171. By New Vike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe the Vikes can get Greg Paulus to run the point…i mean play special teams.

  172. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Who cares about Tracy Porter we just signed Nicholas Taylor

  173. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I heard that he had to sit on 5 telephone books to sign the contract.

  174. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Lol, hes not even that short. “Pick 6 Nick” is 5’10,

  175. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    My God, he’s a behemoth.

  176. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    If, somehow, he intercepted a pass, would he consider it a “steal”?

  177. By vikes12 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Whos gonna get Tebow?

  178. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I dont understand the hatred for Pick Six Nick. He could become the next Deion Sanders.

  179. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Won’t he get confused at the start of the game when they don’t toss the football up in the air?

  180. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I’m guessing the Priesthood.

  181. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA NWV !!!!

  182. By ht0wn1 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Reported on NFL.com that the Vikings signed FB Lex Hilliard to a one year deal.

  183. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    ^ Really??? I had no idea.

  184. By ht0wn1 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    It is also reported the Vikings are also looking at another FB Jerome Felton. How many fullbacks do we need or are we going to convert one?

  185. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, follow this team for 44 years. There will do a lot of things you don’t understand.

  186. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Who knows….he’s accustomed to smothering the guy he’s supposed to cover, he’ll have quick hands to knock down throws or swat out a fumble, and at his height, he’s used to playing against much taller opponents.

    The big problem is his weight – Megaton, Marshall – the bigger receivers and TEs are going to flick him aside like a booger.

  187. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    * They

  188. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Whose going to start opposite of Chris Cook????????

  189. By toft on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Not getting Landry makes me sick. I have to quit paying attention till at least draft time. Later Tater

  190. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    NWV……They can’t push him aside like that. They will foul out of the game.

  191. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer Im not sure it “hate” … I think we or at least I am poking fun of the situation. I am intrigued by his speed … but he wont be the next Prime Time … Deion was great in college

  192. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Taylor ” Coach want me to go in the game give a couple hard fouls? “

  193. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Tony Kornheiser just made an interesting point, saying Jax would love to have Tebow, he is from there and they can’t draw flies right now.

  194. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Good one Nova!!!

  195. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, yea I know you guys dont hate him. I was being a little sarcastic.

  196. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Im guessing this was during halftime of a Jaguars game.

  197. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I couldn’t get all the way through that video, but it proves me wrong…..Jax CAN draw flies.

  198. By Dylan Scott on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    AARON ROSS!!!!!!!

  199. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I wonder how this guy feels…

  200. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    He’ll just get his G/F to chew it off.

  201. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    * If he can get her out of her burrow.

  202. By vikes12 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Tebow will go to Miami

  203. By Rod Smith on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    we need to get Tim Tebow!!

  204. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry if this is old news:

    “As I mentioned earlier, the Minnesota Vikings played host to former Carolina Panthers’ offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz this afternoon, and apparently things went pretty well.

    Not well enough that he signed a contract before he left, mind you. . .but it still went pretty well, apparently.”

  205. By Larry on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Landry signs with the Jets.I guess we can scratch him off the list.

  206. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    ” Pretty well ” means that Spielman doesn’t have a broken nose.

  207. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    How can things go “pretty well” if he left without a contract?

  208. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Why not the “Dawg Pound”…Don’t know why ??…Just see the Browns taking a chance with Tebow…

  209. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Just did another 30 miler– is this June or March?

  210. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Shwartz promised he would make a visit to the Chiefs…

    Contract offer or not…He mentioned before he came to the Vikings he would finish “all” his visits he had lined up…

  211. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    No one seems to want to come here. I wonder why.

  212. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    How’s the car on gas, Titus?

  213. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I drive a VW, so it’s pretty good.

  214. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    So…Not old news at all Northwoods…

    But actually pretty good news…Sounds like the Vikings and Shwatrz both have an interest in each other…And might be in on the bidding for his services…

  215. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Take Shwartz to Cook’s favorite strip club.

  216. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Well, a 30-miler isn’t really a test.

  217. By KoN on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Schwartz’s last visit is in SF, i don’t know much about their line, but from what I saw last year, they seemed pretty good. That means that if he goes there he would likely be a back up. I would assume that he would get larger offers from teams who where he would have a chance to be a starter. I’m not saying that he will sign with the Vikes, but I feel pretty safe saying that he will not sign with SF.

  218. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Does HE have a basketball-playing brother???

  219. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Broncos just went from 75-1 to 8-1 in Vegas.

  220. By KoN on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I really could care less that Landry has been taken, from everything I’ve heard, the only reason he was considered good was because he was always being used in blitzes and that he was actually pretty bad in coverage. We don’t need a guy who is bad in coverage.

  221. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, you are not making sense, then again, I am not sure that is a revelation. You know I was writing about a bike ride.

  222. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Broncos and Bills will be the biggest surprises in the AFC. Mark my words.

  223. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, but you also said that you biked 100 miles in your living room.

  224. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    That room must be a b1tch to vacuum.

  225. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    What kind of bike you own Titus ???….A Harley or Honda ???

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

    Rick Spielmen this is a must read!!!!! I hope that the Vikings are one of the five teams.

    http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-bears-huddle/2012/03/at-least-five-teams-interested-in-free-agent-corey-graham/

  227. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    There is a reason Spencer likes that receiver over there in Denver…Its because that kid is going to be a star…And no…I am not talking about Decker either…(Though Decker now will make a great number 2 receiver)…

    Spencer knows who I am talking about…

  228. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    OT – I only have one right now (bicycle0, usually I have at least two. I have a Cannondale, but have my eye out for another one.

  229. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I dont know who youre talking about OT. Give me a hint.

  230. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, I cannot overcome the boredom to ride that long in the living room– maybe 50 miles is about tops– and even then I better have one heck of a movie.

  231. By Seth on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Didnt William Gay get run over by peterson?

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

    KoN- I am very sorry to tell you this… but the 49ers lost Adam Snyder their starting RG to the Arizona in free agency. Schwartz will be a starter for San Fran. I think it is highly unlikely he will come to the Vikings! Unless the Vikings promised him the starting RT spot (instead RG) and more money… I just don’t see it working out for us.

  233. By Larry on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe we will pick up Tim Tebow,and he can room with Sage.They could have a meeting of the minds.Lol.

  234. By jaredm on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    think ted ginn would be a good addition.. along with signing the henderson brothers back.. they are good and prob wont cost us too much…and like the idea of gettin cory graham..

  235. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Titus….And a HUGE big-screen.

  236. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Wasn’t that you Spencer that was asking Wobby when he was at the Senior Bowl…

    Who he thought might be the next “Demaryius Thomas” type receiver down there ??…

  237. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe, maybe not. I have no recollection haha.

  238. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Or was that the Senior Prom?

  239. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman just phoned me about coming in for a talk. He must have read my blog about playing high-school hockey 40 years ago.

  240. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I’m not counting on a contract, but I think things will go ” very well “.

  241. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Between Thomas and Decker…And then maybe bring in Dallas Clark to help Manning at TE ??…Keep a spot open for some sleepers on your fantasy teams men…There will be some under the radar and available this coming season…. : )

  242. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Schartz knows our O-line coach also don’t forget…He coached him in college…That might help some also…

  243. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    *players under the radar

  244. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil2012- Will you change your name if we dont draft Kalil?

  245. By GM on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    OTRichardson2012 LOL

  246. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    There is another player in the draft ?? Not sure Spencer ??

  247. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I wonder what FB or TE or PG Spielman will take with the 3rd pick ????

  248. By GM on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman just left for the sweet 16. I reckon we will know soon.

  249. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Forgive me for re-printing these 2 posts from earlier today, but I have an early day tomorrow, and this is proves that I have a serious side. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply
    I just spent 8 minutes on the phone with Benson’s secretary, Anna. She was very pleasant and told me that Benson wasn’t exactly against the proposals. I told her that even though i don’t have a say in the elections, the friends that I have in Minnesota would not be happy if if I suddenly stopped partying with them, and I would do my best to make sure that any politicians who put the scr3ws to the Vikings would not receive their votes. I also added the 10s of thousands of dollars I have deposited in the State. That’s the best I can do, Minnesota, the ball is in your court.

  250. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply
    SO COME ON MINNESOTA, IF I CAN MAKE A LONG-DISTANCE CALL, CAN YOU NOT MAKE A LOCAL ONE ??????????????????

  251. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    * this proves

  252. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    C’mon Minnesotans….get your sh-t together !!

  253. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply
    I don’t know what that phone call cost me, it doesn’t matter,but I guarantee it’s more than you guys will have to pay. SO MAKE THE CALL, or does a fan that lives 2500 miles away, in ANOTHER COUNTRY care more about this team than you guys????????? Anyway, goodnight.

  254. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Give em h3ll fellers…

    Make that call to Zellers !!!

  255. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Another warm day out here in Pennsylvania. Global warming is real.

  256. By Mike B. on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    NFL .com is reporting the Vikings have Jerome Felton FB from the colts visiting today.

  257. By wacky on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    fire rick spielman!!! hire brett farve for GM!!!!!!!!!!

  258. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Nova – I’ve been trying to do my part. I’ve been having extended e-mail conversations with my local representative…but he was mostly push-offish – displaying that he wasn’t really addressing any of my questions. So I looked up his class schedule (he’s also a local professor) and grabbed him after class for a face-to-face conversation. He still defended his position that there was no way that he’d ever vote for a stadium, but at least he saw my face and conviction.

    He may represent me, but he definitely does not represent my position. I don’t know what else I can do with him, but I know that he doesn’t stand a chance of getting my vote when the next election rolls around.

  259. By KoN on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Lol Favre as GM

    “With the third pick in the draft the Minnesota Vikings select Matt Kalil. Wait, no, they’ve switched it to Morris Claiborne. Scratch that, they want Kalil again. Nevermind that, they have now decided upon Brett Favre’s p e n i s. With the third pick in the draft the Minnesota Vikings select Brett Favre’s p e n i s.”

  260. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    LOL _ Good start KoN, but the penîs took it too far. Would have been better off waffling over Kalil, Claiborne and a trade…then missing the deadline, giving up the interception at the last second to the Browns.

  261. By James on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks Rick!!! you just made the Mn Vikings the dumbest team in the NFL. How are you going to plan to rebuild ONLY through the draft??? come on now, the signing of a cb who played basketball??? are you serious??? at least get somebody in FA that you know can play at this level already!!! We could have at least sign some guys to make the the FAN want to watch and come support. Where’s the signing of safties…our sucks, even high school prospect are better!

  262. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, Spencer, I am lovin’ it.

  263. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    So Manning signed with the Broncos today? The only other NFL team named after a horse…what are the odds?

  264. By KoN on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I know Parody, but I had to work a p e n i s joke in there somewhere.Coudln’t let that pass.

  265. By geiber on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    If the Vikings were to get michael floyd with the 35th pick I would flip out. Seriously if only we could trade with the browns and get a higher pick like a low 20’s and get number four. Then we could get Kalil and Floyd. Now that already would be an amazing draft heck yea! Floyd is the best WR in the draft this year.

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

    Corey Graham was a 4 year starter at the University of New Hampshire where he collected 302 career tackles and 12 int (3 of them he returned for TDS). He also returned 65 kickoffs for 1,787 yards and 2 TDs. 27.4 yard return average.

    For the Bears last season he had 16 tackles and 3 ints as a BACKUP!

    Graham has great size at 6’0 195 and is only 26 years old. Graham is a Pro Bowl special teams guy that is ready to produce as a starter.

    SPIELMAN, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?????

    Get this kid to Winter Park tonight!

  267. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Parody…..Stalk him and Stake him.

  268. By Jeff on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    The Safety, Bell, was just released by the dolphins. What about him?

  269. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I have GOT to go to sleep, but if we are looking at the Dolphin’s cuts, we really are hurting.

  270. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I’d be happy if the team gave Graham a chance. Winfield has two years left on his contract, and if he suffers more injuries this year, as much as I like him, I’d say drop his contract in 2013. Then we have good potential for a long-term replacement, and can use the second round of the draft to fill the void at Safety to round things out.

  271. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Nova – The Redskins and Titans both did better than we did last year, but they each signed one of our cuts.

  272. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    You just proved my point about Viking (mis) management.

  273. By Spielman on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Hey fans , Ive been working hard and am starting to get the hang of this GM thing. Im curious what you guys think of Onterrio Smith coming back to MN? I think he could really help our team.

  274. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Also, the Bears were in line to get a Wild Card before Cutler’s injury, and they still gave Herrera a workout. I’d say he was the worst player on our list of cuts this year.

  275. By Roninmn.. on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Video time for our politicians. Not sure if someone posted this yet.

  276. By Saddy on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I would welcome this move, if we grab a top LT in free agency

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20208169/bob-sansevere-rick-spielman-appears-like-mo-claborne?source=rss

  277. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Im going to go out on a limb here…

    Chris Cook will be the Comeback Player of the Year.

  278. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    No Spencer, there is one candidate that will get all the votes. If Manning plays well and advances the Broncos, he will be the Comeback Kid.

  279. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Bring a noose with you.

  280. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, why don’t you wake up Jon?

  281. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    This %^$&# dog keeps wanting to go out. It’s like ” It’s spring !! Lets go !!!!

  282. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    At 10:00.

  283. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    David Guarrad is going to Jacksonville.

  284. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I’ll just defrost a frozen packer fan for her. She likes the cheese-stuffed heads the best.

  285. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Titus – I agree. Some other year, Cook may have a legit shot at getting the award, but Manning is joining a team that was able to win the division without a passing game. Just think of how much better they’ll be now that they signed the best passer still playing in the league. They almost have to be early favorites to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.

  286. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Broncos have a good D. And the Bills signed Mario Williams to their D– I think those two teams will do very well this year.

  287. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Anyways, I don’t think that players who missed time due to run-ins with the law should get consideration for the award. It wasn’t injury or lack of production that they came back from, it was bòneheaded, móronic, selfish decisions. They shouldn’t be given a chance to earn that kind of respect.

    But for some reason they do. That’s why Mike Vick was honored after slaughtering dogs, and EJ Henderson was snubbed after performing with Pro Bowl quality after he suffered an injury that would have been a career-ender for the majority of NFL players.

  288. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, don’t remind us — that made no sense.

  289. By KoN on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I kind of wish that Manning had gone to the 49ers, I would’ve liked to see that team play. They have a great recieving corps especially due to the pickups of Moss and Manningham, they have a pretty good o-line, a great running game, and a good defense. As it stands they still have a good shot at the SB, but they could’ve been unstoppable with Manning.

  290. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t help it Titus. It just pässes a horrible message from the NFL. They’ll throw parades for criminals, and mock the truly exceptional heroes. If we aren’t reminded of it, it will never change. The less you know about the failures of history, the more likely you are to repeat them.

  291. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Cook should have never been arrested in the first place.

  292. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    KoN – I agree, but how could the 49ers possibly afford to add Manning to their list of FA signings? They just added two big name WRs to a team that went 13-3 and lost the Conference Championship to the eventual Super Bowl champs. Frankly, I’m surprised they had room for Moss and Manningham, even at the discount price that Moss was offering.

  293. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Yes Spence…ditto with Vick. They both should have been smarter and figured out how to keep the police from finding out what they were doing…

  294. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Michael Vick actually killed helpless dogs. But with Cook there was no definitive proof that he choked her.

  295. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Here we go again, the Spencer Carousel is open for rides.

  296. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, Chris Kluwe was ranked 19th out of 32 Punters.

  297. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1104402-br-nfl-1000-top-32-punters/page/15

  298. By KoN on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I don’ know how they would be able to afford him, but if he worked out for them they must have thought that they could get him.

  299. By Spielman on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    With the 3rd pick of the 2012 NFL Draft the Minnesota Vikings select RB Trent Richardson

  300. By Spielman on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    hey guys hey guys …. hey …. How about I trade our 1st round pick for Tim Tebow?

  301. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    You’re splitting hairs Spencer. Guilty or not, he doesn’t deserve to be honored for it. It’s common understanding that very few people who are tried for this sort of thing are ever truly innocent. Until I see proof otherwise, Cook is a part of the majority in my book. I would never support a parade for that kind of person.

    Let him earn the “Comeback Community Member of the Year” award. He can do that by making big donations to charities, while spending his off-time volunteering and building awareness for the same, all the while showing that he has completely absolved himself of his less than admirable qualities that got him in trouble in the first place.

  302. By spads on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think the viks have a clue what they are doing. Let’s see, what’s our #1 need? Ok lets sign a backup TE for $5M a year when we don’t have a clue how to use the two TE set. Then we really need a solid RB so lets go get a guy that touched the ball 15 times last year. Here we come, SB in the next year or two. What a joke! LaRon Landry signed for $4M a year but we didn’t need him, I guess we are all set in the secondary. Our whole front office needs to go, soumds like the blind leading the blind over there. I guess we can look foreward to high draft picks for years to come.

  303. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    spads … we signed CB/PG Nicholas Taylor … hes younger and faster than Landry

  304. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I think im starting to grasp the brilliance of Spielmen. In 3 years our team will be amazing. We have a good number of solid pieces on this team: Ponder, AP, Toby, Percy, Greenway, Allen, Robison, E.Griffin, Kevin Williams, Kalil(eventually), Sullivan, Abdullah, Carlson, Rudolph and Chris Cook

    This roster has talent, just give it a couples of years and we will be on the top.

  305. By Spencer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    But for now, im just glad im not drafting players. I have no idea who to draft in the 2nd round. I want Alshon, but he has red flags. I would also like a CB, the only problem is that I dont believe in any of them . I think Janoris Jenkins will be good, but I just dont see us taking a chance on him since he isnt a character guy and has many red flags.

  306. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Good list Spencer. But I’m wary of a few of them. Abdullah has simply been the best player of a poor crop of players at the position. He still has a lot of improving to do. Allen and Williams are both great players, but are both also in their 30s. Will they still be that great in 3-years? It would be a good idea to have solid replacements in line for them if their production begins to fall. You already mentioned Griffen though, who could do a decent job if Allen falls off the map.

  307. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – Some other guys to add to the watch list for the second round are WR Hill, CB Gilmore, S Barron, and S Smith. Maybe even ILB Hightower – but he has raised some serious red flags recently.

  308. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Wouldnt it be awesome for the Wilfs to just build the stadium they want where they want as long as its MN … and tell the state to stay out? Or rent it to the state per event they want ?

  309. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Wilfs I say you build an open air stadium like you want in Arden Hills where you want and tell the state to F’ themselves

  310. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    3rd round prospects could include WR Sanu, WR Quick, S Smith, S Iloka, OLB Irvin and OLB Kaddu.

  311. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    isnt the only hold up in the stadium 300million? and isnt the roof 300million? and isnt it the state and not the Vikings that want a roof? so fine if MN cant come up with any money then they dont get what they want

  312. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    @Shawn – Isn’t it fun to imagine what a perfect world would look like?

  313. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Parody its fun to imagine the Vikings in MN …. otherwise all the draft talk and FA talk goes away with the team

  314. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I mean none of us can guess what goes on in Spielmans head. We all knew OL and DB were the problems and so far we have singed a RB and talked to a FB. We signed a TE. No one considered a point guard. resigned 2 DTs and a QB that no one else wants.

    I have a feeling its a hamster running in a hamster wheel leading the Viking player personnel.

  315. By Larry on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Goodie we sign a basketball player to play CB.We might as well sign a tennis player to play safety,or a golfer to play linebacker.

  316. By Max on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I would really like to see Tracy Porter in a Viking uniform or Aaron Ross. We really need help with our d-backs. They could help us a lot. We should also try to keep EJ for one more year he can control that center of the defense well. I hope we see one of these guys on the list in a Viking uniform next year. GO VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  317. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t belittle hamsters. At least they know how to keep things rolling.

  318. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I guess I don’t see why people are making such a big deal about Manning. How many years has he played, and how many SBs has he gotten them to? How many has he won?

    Yeah, he’s a great QB and he ups the odds of winning, but he’s beatable.

  319. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    And truth be told, I’d rather see the Roaming Gnome playing RT than Loadholt. I hope we come to terms with Schwartz.

  320. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Northwoods – Manning makes a big difference. Just look at how much worse his team was when he was injured. They only had one year with fewer than 10 wins in all the years he was a starter. I think they just haven’t done a good job of putting a team around him. One man can only do so much, but for Manning that was A LOT! I’m interested to see much of a difference he makes with a team that was half-decent without him.

  321. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    grr i hate when a post doesnt go through and i dont copy because i know there is nothing remotely censorable

  322. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Pardon me – he had 2 years with fewer than 10-wins. The first one occurred in his rookie year when his team went 3-13…

  323. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I agree that he makes a difference. So did Favre for us. But again, how many SBs did he get them to?

  324. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn – What browser do you use? Internet Explorer has never given me trouble recovering a post that was blocked. Just so long as I hit the back button before making another post, all of what I typed is saved in the chat box.

  325. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    maybe Spielman had a stack of folders in order of priority of his free agent call to make last tuesday. then the cleaning lady while vacuuming bu’mped the desk knocking the first 100 free agent calls into the trash can next to Spielmans desk. So when Spielman arrived the first Folder was Rosenfels then Guion then Carlson and so on … ???

    BTW the bad word that caused me to retype this was bu’mped

  326. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Northwoods – I think judging QBs by Super Bowl victories is far too shallow. So much more goes into that than the man you have at QB. Manning is an 11-time Pro-Bowler. How many other QBs can boast that kind of continued success?

  327. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Well….yea! Shawn, haven’t you ever been to England? “Büm” is a very offensive word there, about 1.05-times worse than ass, and I had to fight tooth and nail to get Mike to allow us to use that word on here!

  328. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    But isn’t a SB victory what we’re all arguing/debating/lobbying? When it all comes down to it, that is the basis of everyone’s posts – how can we get to the SB.

  329. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve never heard one player say his ultimate goal is to get to the ProBowl.

  330. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I agree on the SB criteria for evaluating players. Some of the greatest players never even got to the big game, let alone win one. Manning is a difference maker– like a Favre– you can have a good team become great with their addition. That is rare.

  331. By Shawn on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Favre and Manning I put into the Marino QB bin. They are great QBs but their confidence will cause them to make a dumb play at a crucial moment. Which prevents them from winning chapionships.

    Theres another bin with names like Montana and Brady who dont have the big arm to rely on so they learned to use their brain more , making the smart throws instead of the big throws.

    Thats why I have such hopes for Ponder there is no denying he is a smart guy. I hope he has enough durabilty to become a smart bin legend.

  332. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve seen the Vikes put all their chips on one player too many times and have it bite them in the ass. Manning is great – no debate there, but I think the NFL and fans alike are putting too much emphasis on him.

  333. By KoN on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Northwoods, by that logic you are saying that guys like Fran Tarkenton and Dan Marino weren’t difference makes. Do you honestly believe that those two weren’t difference makers?

    BTW sounds like the vikes offered Abdullah a contract. I’m fine with that besides Winfield and arguably Cook, he is the only player in our secondary who has shown that he is worth anything.

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2012/3/19/2886233/husain-abdullah-mulling-contract-offer-from-vikings

  334. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    The recent buzz has been “Who will Manning lead to the SB???”

    All I have to say is “Any given Sunday……..” and “it takes more than one player.”

  335. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    KoN, sure they were great too, but not great enough to win a SB. If you listen to the media, whoever wound up with Manning was almost assured the win.

  336. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Northwoods – That’s why I think Denver is a great place for him to land. They had the #1 rushing offense last year. Now they have the #1 passer of the NFL to get the other portion of their offense straightened out. They appear to have a decent defense, so they are a perfect group for Peyton to go to. They already have those extra players to make the difference.

  337. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Anyway…..heading to bed. Hope I don’t wake up to the news that the Vikes are trying out Andre Agassi tomorrow. Or that MMA fighter they had on the roster for a while a few years ago.

  338. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Parody – hope for our sake that they come up short, like we did with Favre. And hope (unrealistically) that somehow Spielman works a miracle.

  339. By Kurt on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Apparently Spielman and Frazier, unlike any successful tandem, will look primarily to the draft to fill needs. They do have 10 picks, can grab Kahlil, then trade a few to move up and get a corner and receiver, but signing a journeyman TE for $25 million, and another player that’s never played a down in the NFL is emberassing. The Viking organization certainly didn’t plan to compete in ’12, especially in that division.

  340. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Cuz as a fan, I have to hope.

  341. By Spielman on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I like football

  342. By KoN on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, but parody, the reason they had the #! rushing offense was because that was all that their QB could do. Trust me, you’ll see a sharp decrease in running efficiency by the Broncos. I will however agree that they were one of the better defenses last year.

  343. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Broncos have a very good team chemistry from what I can tell- and that is one of those intangibles that put a team over the top. They also have a very smart front office headed by Elway.

  344. By Spielman on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    How many point guards does Denver have? EXACTLY – I am THE smart front office.

  345. By Gary on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Take Kalil at #3. Trade down from #35 (with #193 (7th)) with Philly and get in return, #46, #99 (4th) and #181 (6th). Take best corners you have rated that are available at #46 and #67. Then use the 2 4th rounders, 2 4th round comps and the fifthe rounder to fill: SS, FS, WR, MLB, OLB. Take a RB in the 6th and the BPA with the next two picks

  346. By mike richer on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I would be interested Sims and Ginn. Having a good d-line would take some pressure off the secondary – a good return man would take some risks from Harvin getting hurt.

  347. By Parody on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    I think Sims is the least likely man on that list. Rumor is that since we re-signed both Evans and Guion, we have 1 too many DTs. Ayodele’s days are numbered…

  348. By Mike B. on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    You need to take care in FA that you don’t over spend, but spend enough to get the guy you need to fill holes on the team. The Vikings have not done this as yet in FA. They overpaid a #2 TE in FA and got a #3 running back which this site has yet to announce has happened. These two are not drastic needs to fill holes in this team. We need to be looking at starters on back ups or #2 guys. The tier 1 Wideouts are all gone.as well as the top tier CBs. WE are looking at tier 2 and 3 guys. It was pointed out to me that San Fran didn’t make a big splash in FA last year. Harbaugh took over the team last year and didn’t know what he had. This year he picks up some guys that will make an impact and get them deep in the playoffs. Even with Alex Smith at QB it is very possible that the Niners will make the Superbowl. They filled in holes on their good team with Free Agents. Wake up Spielman we want to field a competitive team this year Don’t repeat last year. You might find yourself on the side of the interstate with a little sign.

  349. By vikingblazer on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone thinks we need to boost our secondary to slow down Rodger,Cutler & Megatron in our Division, Wake up, no one has been able to slow them down even teams with great secondary’s, you have to put points up of your own just to compete and keep it close, your never going to win a game 10 to 3 in the Vikings division like the Good Old days of THE Purple People Eaters…..
    Or if you are going in that direction, just draft nothing but Defense every year until you have something like they do in Baltimore
    But always,Always,Always Draft the BEST PLAYER AVAILABLE !!!!!!!!!!
    i think its a toss up between Claiborne & Kalil with Claiborne rating higher but Kalil having a longer career so its a tie because left tackles can play for 10 plus years

  350. By wacky on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    THE HOLE FRONT OFFICE NEEDS TO BE CHANGED! THAT IS THE PROBLEM! ARE COCHING STAFF AN’T GOOD AT ALL. RICK SPEILMAN IS A BAD GM!! HICKUP, HICKUP, HICKUP, HICKUPS!!!!!

  351. By Matthias on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    I guess they are waiting to sign guys for the right price. This year doesn’t really matter though, there are just too many holes and I don’t see us winning a suberbowl. But who knows I could be wrong… I think everything between 7-9 and 10-6 is possible.

    P.S.: I am happy that none of us is the vikings GM. We would ruin the team within a few seconds.

  352. By Matthias on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Tebow comic

    lol

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2012/3/20/2886765/while-we-are-waiting-for-spielman

  353. By Matthias on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    You are not allowed to say “J3sus” ?

  354. By New Vike on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    I think 7-9 would be a great season for a team that will be lucky to get to 4 wins

  355. By Gary on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Not that I agree with the way that Speilman is rebuilding the Vikes – some splashier Free Agents would be able to build fan support – but he is ultimately only trying to secure his job by making his boss, Ziggy, happy. The moves that have been made so far in free agency have helped to define the direction that will be taken in the draft. NOT NEEDED: D Line, TE, FB, QB, O Line (except Kalil). Focus in draft can be = CB, FS, SS, WR, LB. Remember that diminished needs opens the door to the possibility of TRADING UP for a specific player.
    Don’t be surprised if the 10 picks are used for: 1 OL, 2 CB, 1 FS, 1 SS, 2 WR, 1 MLB, 1 OLB, 1 RB….

  356. By New Vike on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    @Gary, I do agree with you to a point. You are eliminating immediate draft needs by applying depth to certain positions. But at some point you need your quality to match or exceed your quantity. This team really isnt in the position of drafting for need. They should be drafting best player available regaurdless of position besides runningback and probly quarterback. There is not another position on the team that is solidified to the point where if there is a guy there that is off very good value that you would not take that player. If they take Kalil at pick 3 and say for whatever reason Reiff, Martin, Glenn, or Adams is there in the 2nd round and graded above all else you still take another tackle in my opinion. Bring in the talent and let the on field play decide who plays.

  357. By 61Vikings on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone thinks the Vikes will take Kalil #1 and I, like the majority of Viking fans agree that we should draft Kalil, but GM Rick Spielman is not sold on Kalil being the guy at the 3rd pick, Spielman prefers Maurice Claiborne over Kalil, which is why he has not signed a DB in free agency!!! That thinking is going to get us in trouble because, unfortunately, we have an unproven QB, who needs to be surrounded by great players, especially at the OL position!! Do the right thing Rick and make life easier on your young QB by surrounding him with a great OL!! You can draft a very good CB/S on your 2nd pick!!!!!!

  358. By Parody on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    61Vikings – If he is really that sold on Claiborne, then I hope he has plans to trade back into the first to grab a LT. Ponder is going to have a very short career if we don’t give him better protection.

  359. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Blazer, out of the Packers, Bears, and Lions, which one of them made it to the superbowl?

    Huh? I didn’t hear that.

    Oh, none of them? Must have been a team or 2 out there with a good secondary that shut them down.

  360. By DRS on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, I was out of town all day, (the 19th of March), Will be today as well, I have called and E-Mail many of the Legislatures in Minnesota, the bigger problem as I see it is that the people of Minnesota, 70% or so are not for the State using State money to build any sports stadiums, they want their tax dollars to go to bridges and food stamps. The legislature had to bypass the people to get the twins theirs. It is hard for people to see the need to help a millionaire and a bunch of rich players get a new home to play in when there is so much need in the community, they cannot see beyond their own tables, the Vikings need to hold town meetings in all size communities to get the people on their side.

    Have to go to El Paso Texas for the VA, so have fun.

  361. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Parody – do you feel that Reiff has that much less talent than Kalil?

    Either of the two would be a significant improvement at that position for us. Might not be a dumb move to take Claiborne if Reiff will still be there in round 2.

  362. By Parody on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Northwoods – No, I don’t believe that Reiff much worse for the team than Kalil. But I also don’t believe that he, or Martin, will get anywhere close to the second round. Those are the only 3 players that I have heard are solid options to take over as a team’s LT. So if we hope to get any of them, we need to do it with a first round pick, one way or another…

  363. By Spencer on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Toby gets 800yds.
    Percy gets 1200yds
    Ponders TD/INT ratio is 23/9: 3,321 passing yards.

    Jared Allens production declines: 13 sacks.
    Chris Cook gets 6ints.

    I see 10-6

  364. By Matthias on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    @ NorthwoodsVikesFan

    There are so many teams that need an upgrade at OT that the top talent, including Reiff, won’t be available in round 2.

  365. By Craig on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer:
    Percy hasn’t had a 1,000 yrd. season yet. There is no way that Ponder will pass for 3,000 yrds. when all three QB’s combined barely broke 3,000. An O-line that gave up 49 sacks and a QB that threw 13 TDs and 13INTs. We will have a heavy dose of running and short passing to the TE’s. Percy every once and a while with a deep pass. Our O-line won’t allow Ponder to do a five step drop.

  366. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Craig, our QBs performances from last year can’t be use as a predictor for future performance, unless we have the same exact line in front of them, and we are already assured that it will change dramatically this year.

  367. By Craig on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think anyone will trade up to #3 because all the teams have pretty much address their QB situation other than Cleveland. They know we are not drafting a QB and will take the chance to wait at #4. Who knows, maybe Tebow will end up in Cleveland or Miami, either way there won’t be a push to jump up to #3.

  368. By Craig on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Northwoods:
    Agreed, we will have to upgrade the O-line to help Ponder reach Spencer’s prediction of 3,000 yrds. and 23 td’s. There is a deep class of Lineman all the way into the 3rd round. Kalil, Zeitler and Mosely are all available where we are drafting in each round. It would fix the O-line in one year and free up next year for play makers.

  369. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    When you think about it, short passing had us in contention most of the games last year. Not nearly as exciting as hitting that 55 yard bomb for a TD, but if it wins games………

    One less TD per game given up by our secondary would have put us in the playoffs last year. One more TD scored by our offense would have done the same thing.

  370. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Of course, the way our rivals have improved their teams it may take 2 more TDs per game this year.

  371. By Spencer on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Im being optimistic Craig. Anything is possible !

  372. By Craig on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Detroit built there team in two years with some really good drafting. I think that should be our goal going forward. I like our 3rd position in each round. We can go in a lot of different directions in this years draft. I’m a little disappointed that we didn’t add a player for our secondary or O-line in FA, so we will have to make due. I like three possible directions for our draft and in the end would be happy if we went in either direction. In my opinion, we need to address the O-line or the secondary. Either way it will improve the team. Here’s what I’d draft to improve our secondary:
    Round 1: CB Morris Claiborne
    Round 2: CB Janoris Jenkins
    Round 3: S Harrison Smith
    Round 4: S Antonio Allen
    This would give us two starting CB’s with great PR/KR abilities to free up Percy to focus on WR.

  373. By Parody on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Craig – “Detroit built there team in two years with some really good drafting.” How do you figure that? They have been rebuilding their team for the past decade. I think you at least have to go back to 2007 when they drafted Megatron. Since then, they had one year when they didn’t pick in the top-half of the draft. If they weren’t rebuilding all that time, then that’s probably why they have been cellar dwellers for so long.

  374. By Craig on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    If we stick strictly with O-line, I would hope management would fix it in one year. It looks like the direction they are going to go because they let Hutch and Herra go. Here is what it would look like based on predictions for this years draft:

    Round 1: OT Matt Kalil
    Round 2: OG Kevin Zeitler
    Round 3: OT Bobby Massie
    Round 4: OG Brandon Brooks

  375. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    That might not be a bad idea – 4 picks to shore up the O-line, the rest to add depth elsewhere, with a focus towards the secondary. That would get us near .500

    Next year, as our young O-line gels, draft a top-rated secondary, and supplement elsewhere. That should get us to the playoffs.

    Following year, draft heavy in WRs/RBs and supplement elsewhere. We’d be INVINCIBLE!!!!!

  376. By Brad s on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings could draft Rodney Williams In the 7 th round. He could jump over the point guard as he dunks the football through the goal post.

  377. By Rocksalt on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier and Spielman are still window shopping

  378. By Craig on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Here is my third option for our draft:
    Round 1: Malcom Floyd WR (I think he’s better than Blackmon)
    Round 2: Alshon Jeffery WR
    Round 3: LaMicheal James RB
    Round 4: Nick Toon WR

    I wouldn’t go this direction, but it is nice to see what kind of offesive weapons we could add to help Ponder out. With AP, Harvin, Rudolph and Carlson we would have weapons for various packages.

  379. By Gary on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    @ New Vike = I agree to a point. I still believe that with so many holes and with depth in the draft at certain positions, you still have to keep in mind drafting for need. That said, you still have to put a decent product on the field, and balance that against salary cap considerations as well as the possibility of drafting and losing a player to another team because there isn’t roster space to maintain him through development. Since the draft is so dependant on the actions of others, you need to have an assortment of options at each pick so you can adapt to the base that faces you at that time. It also means that you can’t lock in to a certain position at a certain pick because if that player is gone, then you end up reaching. That’s why teams trade down.

  380. By Craig on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Well I might as well look at DL/LB for a 4th option:

    Round 1: Dontari Poe DT 6’4 346
    Round 2: Dont’a Hightower ILB 6’2 265
    Round 3: Tyrone Crawford DE 6’4 285
    Round 4: Kheeshon Randall DT 6’5 293

  381. By Parody on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    I threw together a depth chart this morning, and it looks like our weakest position is LB. Outside of Greenway, we have almost nothing. Brinkley may turn out to be a good starter, but that is questionable. Everyone else at the position looks to be practice squadders, or CFL signs.

    DBs don’t look great either, but at least there are a good handful of guys who have NFL experience in that group.

  382. By Gary on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Round 1: Ot Matt Kalil
    Round 2: CB Josh Robinson
    Round 3: WR Tommy Streeter
    Round 4: MLB James-Michael Johnson/OLB Nigel Bradham
    Comp 4: SS Sean Richardson
    Comp 4: FS Trenton Robinson
    Round 5: CB Coryell Judie
    Round 6: RB Bobby Rainey
    Round 7: WR Greg Childs
    Round 7: CB Isiaha Frey

  383. By Rorke on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    My money is that the Vikings trade down and few slots and take Morris Claiborne (instead of Kalil) and then take WR Stephen Hill in the early second round. Maybe they can get another second rounder if they trade down and let some yackle take Tannehill. Also, I would rather they condense their 10 picks down to 6 or so in the first four rounds….because you know we aren’t going to keep 10 rookies any way. Might as well go for more solid players over mass numbers.

  384. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    What do you suggest they do about blocking then? Or are you lobbying to get Ponder knocked out of the game?

  385. By Larry on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Ted Ginn Jr is in town today.He should help a lot on special teams.

  386. By Craig on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Parody: Our weakest area is O-line hands down. Dont’a Hightower ILB (Alabama) would be there at #35

    Rorke: WR Stephen Hill will be gone by #25, he won’t fall into the 2nd round.

    Gary: CB Josh Robinson is ranked at #55 we have a better chance at CB Janoris Jenkins at #33. He had some off the field issues, but has the wow factor like Morris Claiborne. If he’s there at #35 you would get a mid 1st round talent in the 2nd round.

  387. By The Guy on the Couch on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Yeramiah Bell and Curtis Lofton, Get it done!!!!!!

  388. By Craig on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Round 1: Matt Kalil OT (USC) 6’7 306
    Round 2: Janoris Jenkins CB (N. Ala) 5’10 195
    Round 3: Harrison Smith SS (N.D.) 6’2 213
    Round 4: Brandon Brooks OG (Miami Ohio) 6’5 346
    Round 4: Keenan Robinson OLB (Texas) 6’3 242
    Round 4: Philip Blake C (Baylor) 6’2 311

  389. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    I’m sure Ginn will help out on special teams……..on whatever team other than the Vikings he signs with.

    Seems like us blogging and saying “what a great acquisition ____________ would be” is the kiss of death for any chance that we sign them.

  390. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Look at who we’ve signed – nobody blogged “wouldn’t Lex Hilliard be a good FA to sign??” Nobody blogged “boy the FA market is really saturated with overrated NFL players….we should try a basketball player!”

  391. By vikingmaster on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    We need to get some people that will improve our D right now. porter or gay would do the job at CB, sign henderson, then get the best safty we can aford.our secondairy is swiss chese. If we take kahlil, witch i think we should,we could try to move up late in the first round and get hill.

  392. By Parody on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Craig – I must disagree. While the OLine is the most pressing weakness, I think the LBs represent the biggest weakness as it stands right now. 60% of the starters of the offensive line are still on the roster, while only a third of our starting LBs are still under contract. Only two of the LBs on the roster have seen any playing time from what I know, while I believe that every offensive lineman has played in at least one or two games over the past two years.

  393. By Gary on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    @Rorke = They will probably try to trade down in round 2 because the guys they want at that pick will probably go in round 1. Trading down from 35 to 46 with Philly would only gain a 4th round pick per the value chart.
    @Craig = I’m flexible on the CB pick at 35, I’m just going by “numbers”, I have no idea how they deliver on the field. Josh Robinson intrigues me because of his Combine performance AND that he is also a return guy on special teams. Take the best CB available according to the rankings that the Vikes have established.

  394. By Gary on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    @Craig = I would be happy with 1-3, but after that not so much. If they are there, I would prefer Bradham or Manning at OLB, Not sure why we take a C when we have Sullivan, Berger, and Fusco and Cooper a phone call away while we ignore FS, WR, and MLB.

  395. By peever on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    ok noviascotia,,,,,its on nfl.com free agent list that ted ginn was re-signed…..now I hear hes visiting the vikings what today…….some bad info out there…

  396. By Craig on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    @Gary: I think by round 3, all the WR’s that are worth starting this year will be gone. I think the same applies to FS. Our O-line was horrible last year and needs to be drastically improved. 49 sacks isn’t cutting it, even with the guys that didn’t get cut. Ponder was hurt a lot and we lost AP and Gerhart to knee injuries at the line of scrimmage.

  397. By Craig on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Here is a highlight of Janoris Jenkins CB Florida/ N. Alabama

  398. By Craig on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Here is Jenkins against Julio Jones and A.J. Green

  399. By Craig on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Last one. This one shows his return ability.

  400. By Rocksalt on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    10 that the vikings will not sign

  401. By Craig on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    He’s already covered rookie WR’s that were 1st year starters. Add in his PR/KR abilities and he’s very interesting in the 2nd round. He should be in the 1st round but was kicked off the football team at Florida for marjiuana possesion. He had to play at N. Alabama last year. He has fallen into the 2nd round because of his pot conviction.

  402. By Gary on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    @Craig = Thanks for the clips. Looks like a good man to man corner. Question is does his skill set fit with what the Vikes employ or is what the Vikes employ driven by the talent or lack of talet they possess? I was thinking that in playing zone coverage, that fast 40 times and good vertical leaping ability would be beneficial so I was targeting those attributes in identifying draftees for the Viking secondary. The best performers – and it may just be that they are better workout warriors than football players – are not the names most bandied about at the top of mock drafts.

  403. By Bighound1 on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    The most glaring position of need for the Vikes is the safety positions. No one should be able to score countless times by throwing in the middle of the field with time running out to win games. With the Vikes, this is exactly what happened too many times.

    If money is spent to get them some great safeties, they will immediately become competitive. Otherwise, they are a middle of the pack team at best.

  404. By Craig on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    @Gary: A few years ago I actually wrote a letter to Brad Childress and told him to draft Brandon Flowers. The Vikings would have had Winnfield and Flowers before the SB run in 2010.
    @Bighound: I think drafting Harrison Smith in the 3rd round is just about right. There are players in the 1st and 2nd round that are better at their positions than any players at safety. I totally agree that we need to fix or secondary.

  405. By dylan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    we need to get tracy porter to help out the defense and get plaxico burress or mike wallace to help percy bc percy is the only good wr we really hv

  406. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    DAM….Guess where Longwell was ranked out of 32 Kickers?

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1100941-br-nfl-1000-top-32-kickers/page/2

  407. By Bryan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Deion Branch is the only WR left who can help this team. Demetrius Bell is a potential starting Tackle, we could still sign a guard to compete for a starting role. They may still try to resign Herrera at a cheaper price. Jarvis Moss, Shaun Rogers, and Trevor Laws are great line choices, Rogers could come cheap. (We need to bring home town boy Trevor to a Vikings uniform, I think it would be great for the team and community) EJ IS NOT WORTH KEEPING! I love him, but financially, we cannot keep him and he is an age liability. We should resign his younger brother and have him keep with Brinkley for that position. Other FA LBs available worth looking at as a fit: Jon Beason (if cheap), Chase Blackburn, Kieth Brooking is a solid leader, David Hawthorne, and Manny Lawson. In the secondary, I think we will address that need in the draft only. We will NOT sign porter. We may look to sign one of these DBs: Alan Ball, Melvin Bullitt, Quintin Demps, Corey Graham, Chris Hope, or Bob Sanders. We may also retain guys like Abdullah, Johnson, and Sanford if they come real cheap and short term.

  408. By Bryan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    As for the draft, Kalil should be a LOCK at #3. As for the next rounds: I think we will go defense OR best available on our draft board since it is still Top 35. I believe we will go WR if one falls to rd 3 they like, otherwise look for them to grab another tackle. Maybe Ponder’s OL mate from FSU- Zebrie Sanders or Andrew Datko. There is a good chance we get 1 of our 7+ picks correct. Let the rest be a surprise and hope that they pan out to be an impact for our oganization

  409. By Patrick on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I dont understand why Larry Grant would not be considered at linebacker. Did anybody see him fill in for Patrick Willis for three games in San Fran and play at the same level as Willis who is arguably the best in football. Yes it was on a very good defense and only for three games but he is young and obviously has a great deal of potential not to mention would be the right price,

  410. By Ben on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I wouldn’t mind getting Ted let Harvin take over just the receiver role and we for sure need to sign Erin and whatever we do at the middle linebacker we need someone who can defend the pass and if we could find a capable tackle I wouldn’t mind drafting Claiborne for the Corner back position

  411. By Larry on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Mo Claiborne needs to be our pick at #3

  412. By nicka please on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    the vikes have a ton of holes! they cant all be filled by superstars or free agents! its time to start building through the draft! kalil is a great piece. he would be a good start at keeping ponder upright and prolonging his young career. if ponder keeps taking the hits he received last year he wont be around very long. concussions!!! how many did he have last year??? the biggest places we need improvement at in my opinion are..(1) offensive line (2) defensive backfield (3) wide outs: If we take kalil that addresses the line and ponders blind side! am i the only person who thinks its time to put antione winfield at SS???? that move combined with a mid level free agent signing and a good player in the 2nd or 3rd round of the draft addresses our defensive backfield! and finally, our WRS can be vastly improved through the draft! im crossing my fingers that we find a way to draft both kalil and a wide out by the name of Michael floyd! lets go front office!!!! put our team back together so we can get out of the nfc north cellar!

  413. By Toby on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Our 1st pick should be justin blackmon….. we just signed schwartz and can use the rest of the draft to sure up the defense and add to the o line if needed… we need another game-breaker besides harvin and peterson. if we pass on blackmon i will be realllllllly disappointed….teams already know to key on peterson, and our wr core did next to nothing last year….. ponder NEEDS dangerous wr to throw to and the kind of wr that will demand a defenses respect…… kalil, claiborne, floyd… they are are solid… but my first pick would be blackmon.

  414. By puckertrucker on May 1, 2012 | Reply

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