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Claiborne-Over-Kalil Talk Heats Up Around Vikings

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 21, 2012 – 12:39 pm

The NFL draft is a premier event on the sports calendar, largely because of the drama involved with not knowing – but then finding out – where the country’s top college football players will begin their professional careers. This year, however, the level of drama has been reduced a bit at the top of the 1st round.

It’s all but a foregone conclusion that the Indianapolis Colts will take QB Andrew Luck with the #1 pick and that the Washington Redskins will take QB Robert Griffin III with the #2 pick. It’s also been assumed for several months now that the Vikings will take LT Matt Kalil with the #3 pick.

But not so fast.

Talk is heating up now that Kalil might not be a lock to go to Minnesota at #3 after all. I’ve had several fans email with a compelling case for the Vikings to take LSU CB Morris Claiborne instead of Kalil. Earlier this week, St. Paul Pioneer Press columnist Bob Sansevere broached this same topic, citing a conversation he had withVikings GM Rick Spielman in which there was more gushing about the CB than the LT. And then there’s this from a website I frequent called the NationalFootballPost, where NFP’s Matt Bowen provides plenty of reasons for the Vikings to choose Claiborne instead of Kalil.

Again, there’s a compelling case to be made for taking Claiborne at #3. The Vikings ranked 26th against the pass in 2011 and they yielded the most passing TDs. On top of that, the Vikings play in a division that features 3 productive passers in Jay Cutler, Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford, along with a talented crew of WRs led by the likes of Greg Jennings in Green Bay, Calvin Johnson in Detroit and now Brandon Marshall in Chicago.

While Chris Cook and Antoine Winfield should be in the fold for 2012, there’s still another starting CB spot that is currently vacant, and the Vikings have not signed a starting-caliber free agent CB to compete for that job. Does that mean they plan to select one such CB with their 1st-round pick?

All-in-all, I’m still leaning toward taking Kalil with the #3 pick. I see him as a 10-year starter and multiple-time Pro Bowler at a premier position. He’ll be a key cog in an offensive line that will protect a young franchise QB and block for the NFL’s best RB. Nothing against Claiborne, I think he’ll be a fine player at an important position, too. But right now, I’m picking Kalil because his talents and skill set project well to the next level and because he’ll aid the development of Christian Ponder.

What do you think, Vikings fans? Let us know by leaving your thoughts in the comments section below this entry.


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758 Responses to “Claiborne-Over-Kalil Talk Heats Up Around Vikings”

  1. By VikingFan95 on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil is the safe pick, Picking a CB at #3 is too risky, if we traded back to the 5th or 6th spot then i could see us getting Claiborne but Kalil is the sure guy

  2. By Bob on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I have no problem taking Clairborne over Kalil.

  3. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Speilman’s hidden message to Ponder “I want to BREAK YOU”

  4. By NebraskaNorseman on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I like the idea of taking Claiborne at #3. He is definitely a game changer and would give us serious help in our secondary!! I think we could get a quality LT in the second or third round. I am definitely hoping Claiborne is our first pick this year!!

  5. By Canadian Vikes Fan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    As much as I also want Claiborne, Kalil is the right pick, or else we’ll be picking a new QB next year in the 1st round and planning a funeral for Ponder

  6. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    The only way you pass on Kalil is if the Dolphins trade their 1st and LT Justin Long so they can draft Tannehill.

  7. By Mike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I 100% agree with NebraskaNorsemen. It’s time we address the secondary by not picking up a Fred Smoot, Lito Sheppard or Denard Walker.

  8. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Then you draft CB Claiborn/Kirkpatrick or WR Micheal Floyd

  9. By Alex on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    This is a tough thing to decide on. The number 3 pick should yield a high performer for many years to come. The question then becomes, what position of the available players will give us the longest benefit? I could go either way…I’d love to have a shutdown corner. I think that it’s easier to fill holes in the line later in the draft than it is corners…but either way we should have a high caliber player. I would lean towards Claiborne.

  10. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    CB Josh Norman in the 3rd round is the answer. He is awesome.

  11. By Carl on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I think Speilman’s ego is getting in the way. He needs to take Kalil i mean dont get me wrong Claiborne will be an awsome CB where ever he plays but Ponder can not take the hits he took last year so i think Kalil is the best pick here besides you can also find a very good CB in the 2nd rd.

    Get a clue Spielman!

  12. By Zach on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s the thing, we need Kalil. Other teams’ fans keep telling us how we are wasting AP’s prime behind a terrible o-line. It’s frustrating, do you want him to turn out like Steven Jackson, who wasted his prime while the Rams were awful? I know I don’t. I think we should trade out of it, but only if we can still get Kalil.
    http://minnesporta.com/2012/03/19/teams-might-still-want-vikings-3-pick/

  13. By Jose on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    We are not doing much in Free agency, so lets trade our pick for more picks. But if we keep the 3rd pick lets get a CB or WR what s the point in drafting a LT if we have no one to throw it to lol or no one to stop the pass… I feel bad for Frazier cause he ll be let go if we do not end up with 7 wins or more.

  14. By Jake b on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Khalil over claiborne. Offensive line is the most important position in the nfl next to QB. Beef up our oline and we will instantly become better.

  15. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    The only LT that can be gotten in the mid-rounds is Andrew Datko. The reason for that is his shoulder injury. He is the 2nd or 3rd best LT in the draft.

  16. By Mike B. on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Please Pick Kalil we need to keep our QBs healthy. Kalil is the smart choice. I think this a ploy to get the Browns to offer us both 1st round picks they have for Tannehill. The guy isn’t in the same league as Luck or RGIII. This is just confusing the issue. Trade down 1 and get their second and we still get Kalil.

  17. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Trading with the Browns would be the best possible option.

  18. By Mike B. on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Besides do we have the cap room for two First round draft picks?

  19. By Mike B. on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    BTW Yeah We signed Hilliard and Evans. Yippie. Needs are filled.

  20. By CaribooBill on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook was obtained in the very early part of Round 2. That tells me that a starting calibre CB should also be available in early round 2 this year.
    We need a top quality LT more than we need a top quality CB. Frasier has said we want to be a very good rushing team. To do that, we need a top quality OL. Right now, we have a low quality OL, having released two of our starting guards. How can you NOT take Kalil with this pick? It wouldn’t make sense to me. Spielman would have some explaining to do if he doesn’t. I think it is riskier to evaluate the future NFL readiness of a CB than a LT.

  21. By Pauleyscfan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Take Kalil!!!! Please and protect our investment in Ponder!!!

  22. By DWang on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    One thing though, this is a very strong CB draft, the drop off beteween Claiborne and the next 4 or 5 CBs isn’t that high, but the drop off just from Kalil to the next best OT (Riley Reiff) is pretty significant.

  23. By Larry on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    We need Claiborne period.What good is Kalil gonna do us if the other team keeps running up the score.

  24. By The Sad Viking fan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I Hope that we pick Claiborne or Blackmon over Kalil. I know we need help in the OL for sure but i think our Secondary and WR slots need more help than anything! we can get a good OL later. 2 from Stanford and more later that will do the job. Beef up the secondary or give someone for Ponder to throw two.

  25. By Mike B. on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    @CaribooBill It’s pretty obvious Spielman feels he only has to answer to ownership and not the people that buy Vikings Tickets, Merchandise, or vote for new stadiums.

  26. By Dylan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil hands down. with a young QB. you need to protect him. we had basically the same secondary back in 2009 and did just fine. If we dont protect our young QB plus give AP some help after his knee surgery, we are making a big mistake. Kalil all the way. we can get a CB with our 2nd round pick

  27. By The Sad Viking fan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Not to mention we have 3 Elite QBs in our division that consist of 6 of our games per year. We need a good CB to stop them! if we cannot stop the pass it doesnt matter if our OL is good or not cause we wont catch the Bears, Lions, Packers with how good their passing game is.

  28. By William on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    While there is no for sure things in the draft I really feel Kalil needs to be the pick in this spot, from what I’ve heard he sounds like a safe pick and really helps an offensive need in an offensive league. That’s the thing though, nothing’s a for sure so Morris may end up being the next Deion and the viks are kicking themselves again for the next 10 years for missing on him lol either way I’ll trust management to do their due diligence and make the right decision with this selection

  29. By Vikes4Eva on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I did some looking at the drafts back to 2007. There are so many DBs, WRs, and DLs taken in the second and third rounds that are now legit starters or contributers – some even really good. However, only one or two OT’s are starters now whereas only one or two OTs in the first round were considered a bust or not living up to their potential (Gallery who is now an OG and St Louis doesn’t feel like LT Jason Smith has lived up to the hype but is a solid starter. I initially wanted Blackmon or Claiborne but the fact is OTs are best drafted in first round whereas a higher probability is in favor of a DB/WR in the second or third round performing better for the Vikes than a second or third round OT. If we were worried about getting an OG, then I would say Claiborne, but take a look at the drafts since 2006 and you’ll see. After looking at that, I have to say don’t lose out on Kalil. Get Kalil in the draft, move Charlie Johnson to LG, Trust in Sullivan at Center, hopefully sign Geoff Schwartz to play RG and potentially fill in at RT as he has started both – if Loadholt doesn’t make it in his contract year, and RT will be Loadholt for this year and maybe beyond if he returns to 2009 form. Add in Carlson and Rudolph getting better at blocking and the o line would be set for 3-5 years minimum. Don’t forget Fusco and Love have a lot of potential. Love was a projected first round pick his Junior year and we got him in the later rounds after a less than stellar Senior year. Kalil is it based on historical odds and results, and many analysts compare him to Tryon Smith, Joe Thomas, and Jake Long. That’s hard to turn away from because worse comes to worse, he will at least be a really good OL even if not at LT maybe RT or OG. Blackmon puts butts in the stands, Claiborne doesn’t completely solve or shore up the secondary, but Kalil can solidify the o line depending on how the RG spot is filled because most know C. Johnson is a really good guard, just not LT.

  30. By William on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Our #3 pick is important but it’s the picks in the later rounds that we really need to hit on. CB and Oline depth wound really go a long way.

  31. By sandiamond on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    lovie smith at baylor today. kendall wright had dinner with bears staff last nite. all over him now @19 lol

  32. By Mike B. on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s something to consider about the defense. For years the only way to beat the Vikings was to throw the ball. Running the ball against the team was futile effort as the Williams wall stopped most runners. So obviously our secondary has a question mark as everyone was passing against us. Last year we had a much weaker group in the secondary and on the Def Line, so teams were able to run and pass against us. Although last year most teams beat us through the short pass game as we had the long pass coverage working. I think we get rid of Remi and put a much better DT in there, keep the Hendersons, and add one top notch CB we have a good Defense again. I don’t think we need to fill that spot with a #1 pick. Especially how bad the OL was last year. We had 2 QBs go down to injury last year because fo the line. Maybe if we had a better line AP doesn’t get hurt. Food for thought.

  33. By 61Vikings on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I was glad to see the League levy the fines against the Saints the way that they did!! We all know the game that did the Saints in was the NFC Championship game, where there was no doubt that the Saints were trying to hurt Favre!! Gregg Williams should never be able to coach in this league again!! It may cost Sean Payton his job!!

  34. By RasmusDK on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    With the return of Chris Cook, I must admit that I’m a little intrigued by the opportunity of bringing in a top-caliber-corner such as Claiborne, which would solidify our secondary and make our great passrush even tougher for opposing quarterbacks. We could might even get coverage sacks? or bad decission made under pressure, that could be picked off? We would be in great condition if we could just generate some turnover and defend the pass. I’m pretty confident in our rundefense, which all in all would make our defense quite good!

    But on the other hand, Ponder must have proper protection and in my opinion most LTs with immediate starterpotential such as Reiff, Martin, Adams and even Glenn will be gone when the Vikings pick #35.Therefore the logical pick would be to grab Kalil with #3 and address the CB in round 2, where I honestly think we will be able to pick up a starting (2nd) CB. Players such as Minnifield, Gilmore, Josh Robinson, Trumaine Johnson and maybe even Janoris Jenkins could fall this far, and I’m confident that we will have several options if we go CB in the 2nd.

  35. By Vikes4Eva on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    There will be a chance at several options to help the secondary in the second round.:
    Safety – Mark Barron from Alabama? If not him, Harrison Smith from Notre Dame? Trumaine Johnson from Montana?
    Cornerback: Stephon Gilmore from South Carolina? Alfonzo Dennard from Nebraska? and I’m sure there’s more to that including whether or not teams are willing to take a gamble on Janoris Jenkins and his off the field issues. As I mentioned previously, there are always good DBs and WRs in the second or third round that are successful within 2-5 years *look back at 2/3 rounds back to 2006 and you’ll see how they progressed and contributed significantly more often than LTs drafted after first round.

  36. By Roninmn.. on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Good Lord, just shut up and take Kalil. This guy is NFL ready. If ponder is always getting sacked it won’t matter who we get for a defensive back.

  37. By Aaron on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think there is a wrong choice. Taking Kalil will surely help protect Ponder so he can stay healthy and we can better evaluate him to see if he is our franchise quarterback. But you also have to look on the other side of the ball. When Ponder stepped in as the starting QB, our offense show sparks of greatness by scoring a lot of points (27 against GB, 32 against denver, and other good offensive games). The thing is we lost every single one of those games because our defense gave up more points. We had one of the worst defenses last year and gave up 50 TDs. Ponder was having to play from behind or right with all the teams cause the defense couldn’t make stops, so you draft Claiborne. The Vikes have been adressing the OL through FA, but havent made a signing quite yet. Have Claiborne and Cook in the backfield would be a pretty good one (not shut down). We were also unable to turn the ball over and Claiborn was pretty good at doing that in college.

  38. By Mike B. on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    @Aaron Are you watching the same FA as us. They have talked to one OG and he’s signing with the Niners. We need to get Kalil and strengthen the line.

  39. By sandiamond on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    suspension won’t be #Vikings issue. They’re releasing Remi Ayodele, per an NFL source.
    by T.P.

  40. By SkolVikes98 on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I almost completely agree with Vikes4eva …. except I think Fusco should be given a shot at the RG position. Every time I’ve seen Fusco in game, I have seen holes form. SO I think he deserves his chance. Had Chris Cook not won his case, I may lean more towards Claibourne out of sheer necessity, but since Cook will be back, we have at least 1 awesome corner, and a decent nickle corner. As long as we can get the offense to eat up some $#%#%#%ing clock, I think we can get away with that. As long as the line makes blocks and makes holes.

  41. By sandiamond on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    new cap space??? weeeeeeeeee

  42. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Josh Norman is a big physical BALL-HAWKING corner draft him 3rd round. Kalil 1st round and WR Stephen Hill/Alshon Jeffery or S Harrison Smith.

  43. By Mike B. on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    really sandiamond it truely is a glorious day.

  44. By Anthony on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Im not sold on Ponder as a QB standing, or on his back. Charlie Johnson wasn’t all THAT bad.. and im guessing Degare is going to slide in for Hutch. Wether Ponder has a LT or not, he still only has Percy to throw to, therefore drafting Kalil while not signing anyone makes no difference, where behind a strong defense and AP running the rock which Charlie did a good job at blocking for would give us better chance to win.

    Morris Claiborne was only overshadowed by Patrick Peterson, but still won top CB award in college. This kid has it all… Size, speed, coverage ability, tackling ability… for once lets go with the “Sexy” pick, and not the ho-hum pick. Think of Claiborne and Cook with Winfield blitzing from the slot… thats a heck of a corner trio if you as me.

  45. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Awesome no more Dirtbag saints on this team. So d@mn happy.

  46. By cody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    im in high school football and if you want a number one rushing team u need offensive linemen draft kalil then go after a starting cb in the draft ive been on a team for 3 years with my running back going over 1,500 yards a year hes alot like AP he doesnt go down and he runs pple over this year he almost had 2,000 yards and thats because our o-line could run block and thats wht we need

  47. By vikemike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    CBs/WRs are deep in this draft. LT’s that are comparable to Long and Thomas are a once in 5-7 years type. YOU PICK KALIL and get an excellent Corner in the 2nd. EASY choice unless your an idiot like Spielman

  48. By DesertViking on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    And what exactly are we planning on doing to address the o-line, if Claiborne is drafted in-place of Kalil?

  49. By jv3rnon on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Yes take Kalil. I like Claiborne but the o-line needs to protect Ponder and AP. I would like to see AP get 2000 yard season.

  50. By T.HARRIS on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil and Claiborne are not sure thing some of you all don’t know anything about football.You don’t miss the opportunity to get points a playmaker such as Justin Blackmon.Kalil can’t score touchdowns and Claiborne i saw some miss tackles and receptions on him.I saw enough of that with the Vikes last year it made me sick.Yes we need OL protection but not now with this 1rst pic draft a weapon to fight with like Blackmon,playmaker,touchdowns,points.We have to be able to score with GB,DET,and CHI.And we a secondary overhaul but not with Claiborne.

  51. By Northern Norseman on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    @Roger
    That would definitely be a very interesting trade.

    I find the decision very hard. Both would highly benefit the team. Cannot go wrong either way.

    All I know is that the Vikings need to nail the home run with their draft picks.

    First three draft rounds could be:
    ex. 1 === #3- OT Matt Kalil, #35- WR Alshon Jeffery, #67- CB Josh Norman
    or
    ex. 2 === #3- CB Morris Claiborn, #35- OT Mike Adams, #67- WR Brian Quick
    or
    ex. 3 === #3- CB Morris Claiborn, #35- S Mark Barron, #67- OT Bobby Massie
    or
    ex. 4 === #8(Dolphin trade)- WR Michael Floyd, #35- OT Mike Adams, #42(Dolphin)- CB Josh Robinson, #67- CB Josh Norman, #73 (Dolphin)- RB Lamichael James Vikings would receive an addition 2013 1st rd from Dolphins

    If you had to choose one example which would you choose and why?

  52. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings face 3 GREAT Pass Rushers in Matthews, Peppers, and Vanden Bosch 6 games a year so yeah DRAFT KALIL unless you want to be carting off Ponder.

  53. By sandiamond on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    nice point of view vikemike!

  54. By sandiamond on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    M.Barron is going stong before 27 got to trade up for him….

  55. By jv3rnon on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    man 2009 was our season wasn’t it Vikings fan. If we didn’t lose though dumb games to Car,Chi, and Ariz we would had home field advantage and we could had the first superbowl for Vikings. It still hurts but what can you do.

  56. By Gary on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    This better be just posturing to try to trade down a couple of slots for more picks. They should be talking to the Eagles about trading down out of 35 to 46.

  57. By SoCalVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Cody said it perfectly……take Kalil!

  58. By Carl K on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    OT Mike Adams is one of the top prospects in this years draft – and the Vikings’ staff got a great chance to work with him at the senior bowl.

    IMO, Adams is the wild card in all this. If the Vikings covet this kid and think that he could fall to the Vikings with pick #35… then I would say draft Claiborne.

  59. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    @northernNorseman I like No. 1 because Kalil is the best LT in the draft, Alshon will be PO everyone passed on him and will want to prove them wrong, Norman because he is a Ball Hawk and would bring Personality(ask like a pyscho when he gets a interception) to the Vikings D.

  60. By sandiamond on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Adams Martin Reiff Glenn(1st rounders) no other LTackle’s even considered! rule one Spielman

  61. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    No. 4 only if Jake/Justin Long(No idea what his first name is) is a part of the deal. Instead of LaMicheal James LB Nigel Bradham.

  62. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    If not Kalil, then a good undertaker in round 2 for Ponder.

  63. By Northern Norseman on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    @Roger

    You could replace the 2013 1st rounder from Miami with OT Jake Long

    That would make No. 4 more intriguing.

    Would then probably change #35 to LB Ronell Lewis

  64. By Northern Norseman on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Or even LB Zach Brown if he was still available

  65. By peter on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t see the vikes picking Claiborne, tho it won’t upset me if they do as he’s a great talent. I just think this off season is all about fixing the offence around Ponder to see if he sinks or swims. Defence will be addressed in a years time. Look at free agents signed so far. New bodies on offence while guys are brought back on defence. I expect the team to pick best talent but it wouldn’t surprise me if it winds up being 2 O-line and 2 WR’s with the first 4 picks

  66. By Blasphemerr on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Re-posting my comments made on similar discussion over on bleacherreport.

    Just take a look at what Rodgers, Stafford, and Cutler did to us last year:

    Average Yards/Game: 269.5
    Average Touchdowns/Game: 2.3
    Average QB Rating: 117
    Average QB Completion %: 70.5
    Average QB sacks per game: 4.16 That is a lot. Really.
    Average Win %: 100

    Charlie Johnson is indeed terrible:
    Week 7-16: | QB Pressures: 20 | QB hits: 6 | QB Sacks: 4 | Penalty: 1

    It’s clear that the Vikings need elite players at both position, so it is not unreasonable to think in a division of three legitimate ProBowlers that the Vikings would select a much needed shut down corner.

    However If I’m drafting and find myself unable to trade back–I’m drafting Kalil. The NFC north is mostly a pass rushing-style defense, a great left tackle is ideal for the next decade or so. Keep in mind the Vikings will probably end up drafting in the top8-15 for the next 2-3 years; I’m sure we’ll eventually take a corner pretty high.

    Numbers compiled from ProFootballFocus.

  67. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Viking fans it could be alot worst we could have Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland. He alienates people. Hopefully Long gets sick of him and wants a trade. He scared off Manning and Flynn.

  68. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Schwartz is negotiating his contract with the 49ers, so forget about him. Take Kalil. There’s really no debate.

  69. By Vikes4Eva on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Where is everyone hearing about Schwartz negotiating with 9ers? His twitter?

  70. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Norman is my favorite CB this draft class so I will continue to post about him. He gives full effort on every play he is willing to dive all over for the ball. I want a corner who attacks the ball and is willing to tackle. Norman does that.

  71. By 61Vikings on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    This one isn’t even tough, Kalil should be the #1 pick for our organization, no questions asked!! If you want to rebuild a team, you must start at the OL and DL!! Since we just drafted our franchise QB last year, we now need to protect him from getting killed and being out of the league in a few years!! The only way I pass on Kalil is if a team drafting lower than the Vikes trades up with us and makes an offer that’s just to good to pass on!!

  72. By vman on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Easy choice for me, KALIL !! The last time the Vikes had a top 3 pick in the Draft, 1968, (i think) the Vikes picked first, Ron Yary,T, USC, How did that pan out!! Lets not over think this pick. Kalil is by far the safest pick. Our line is SAD, 3 and out, 3 and out……sound familar? AP and Ponder need him. It all starts on the Line. If we pick Claiboune u will get to see alot of him because the D will be out there all day……..keep it simple.

  73. By New Vike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Well put 61Vikings. No brainer!

  74. By Andrew on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings cut remi Ayodele!!

  75. By Grunt on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Am not yet convinced of Claiborne’s abilities – played in a run heavy conference and got lit up against passing teams.

  76. By iluvbears on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I’d be happy with Kalil, Claiborne or Blackmon with our pick. They are all the best at their positions coming into this draft and are all big areas of need for the Vikings. The question is, which player does the most for the team? I still am inclined to think Kalil because he protects the young QB and also could open up big holes for the running game. Then again, Blackmon gives us a game breaking WR for the home run ball, but also should make defenses back off the 8 or 9 in the box mentality because of AD lining up in the backfield. With Claiborne, you get a very talented CB that should instantly improve our pass defense and also should help the d-line produce more (if it is even possible for Jared to have a better year than last.) As I said, any of the three would work for me.

  77. By New Vike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Hey at least the Vikings wised up and cut Remi Ayodel! Saves a 2.2 million dollar cap hit and any potential “bounty gate” suspension

  78. By 61Vikings on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    @Northern Norseman
    Example #4, simply because I love Floyd and we get their 1st round draft pick in 2013, but in all honesty, I love them all!!

  79. By Green Mezz on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Rogers, Cutler, and Stafford = Clairborne. Period. Kalil maybe adds 3 points per game where Clairborne takes away 7. AP is done and Kalil in my opinion will be average at best despite all the hype. Ponder needs to learn to throw ball quicker and Musgrave needs to learn how to run an offense.

  80. By Mike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    @vikemike

    Stop throwing out the word “idiot” if you can’t spell “you’re”. Thank you.

  81. By BigPurpleCod on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve heard that outside of Luck and RGIII, Kalil is the most pro-ready player in this draft. Spielman is a bigtime fan of drafting the best possible player at any given time, which would make Kalil a no-brainer (which is good for our Front Office, which seems to use their brains very sparingly…) Claiborne will probably be good, Kalil WILL be good. The safe bet at one of our most needy positions is the obvious answer.

    Also, without Kalil, we don’t have anything else at LT. at CB we at least have Cook and Winfield, which makes that position far less of a need than LT, methinks.

  82. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Vikes4Eva – I get my up to date info from Google – just type in Geoff Schwartz, hit return, and see what you get – lots of reports on him now.

  83. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    So how about this for a trade: Vikings give up #1 and #2, Browns give up both #1s. Our #35 pick moves up to #22(?) and they get exclusive dibs on Tannenhill. We can still take Kalil, and then get a good first round CB with the second first rounder.

    Or…maybe not take Kalil at all? I’ve been looking at rosters of the good teams, and while thay all have a first-round lineman somewhere, they’re generally picked in the second half of the first round. So how about we keep an eye on the op 3 tackles, and keep on trading back until only one of them is left, and draft him? I know it would be awesome to get Kalil, but how much of a difference would it make if we get one of the other two guys instead?

  84. By LR on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    We absolutely need Kalil with the 3rd pick. This year is all about Ponder to see if he is our answer for years to come, and we dont want him getting killed again now would we? Then at the 35th pick we take Floyd if available or Alshon Jeffery because we are in need of WRs. The CB position there are a few options they still could sign Tracey Porter or draft one in the third round someone like Josh Norman who is Hawk like Rogerthevikefan said. I would do flips if this is how the draft would turn out!

  85. By vikes4life on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Fine go ahead and pick up claiborne and have a great secondary. but we wont be scoring ANY points because our RB needs protection coming off a serious injury and our QB will be killed.

  86. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    What’s nice about Google is the column on the left, you can select reports published only in the last hour, last 24 hours, last 2 days, etc……

  87. By Grunt on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    There is a corner in the later rounds from ISU who shut down Blackmon when they played – could be a decent later round pick

  88. By KS Viking on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil.. Anyone else would be a disappointment for me right now. Build a Rock Solid Line over the next 2 years, and the rest of the Offense will fall into place. Defense wise, there are other guys that can be drafted in 2nd and 3rd round that could start for this team. Why is it when our head coach is a former DB, and if he did such a great job coming up through our system, that we never groom any good defensive backs on this team. Every high caliber DB we have had on this team for the past 10 years was acquired through Trade or FA. There are some raw talent guys that should be able to be drafted in 3rd/4th rounds and be day 1 contributors. But they need to have some coaching.

  89. By warren on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    This is a no brainer Kalil should be the pick if our OL can give ponder a couple more seconds to throw instead of ponder having to hurry the pass it gives the play that much more time to develop. We would have an great LT for the next 10 years we would get more our of Kalil than we would Claiborne. Teams need to score 40+ points a game to even have a chance of winning anymore so that is why we should make our OL strong. There is a good draft class of DB this year so we should pick one in the 2nd or 3rd round. Protecting Ponder and AP should be the highest priority. We can’t have all of the 3 and outs like we had last year. Our defense was on the feild all the time, if our offense could stay on the feild longer we will be 8-8 or better this year I think at best we will split in our divison 3-3. I think we will beat the bears twice pack once and detroit wil beat us twice. I would be happy with that givin what our team is turning out to look like.

  90. By Northlander on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil all the way!!! Speilman is tryn to spark up some possible trades

  91. By sandiamond on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Minnesota Vikings ‏ @

    Details: Ted Ginn Jr. Reportedly Visits Minnesota Vikings

  92. By Craig on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I would draft OT Matt Kalil with the 1st round pick and Janorius Jenkins CB with the 2nd round pick. Jenkings has shutdown A.J. Green and Julio Jones in the SEC. He is almost as good as Claiborne.

  93. By QB on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Trust me, Kalil is the pick. They just let Hutch and Huerra go!! OMG! They need to move Charlie Johnson to left guard, and in my opinion the should move (I’ve gotta Load in my pants) Loadholt, to right guard and look for a quality right tackle.

  94. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Wow. Lots of interesting news in football today.

  95. By Matthias on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    New changes?

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d827c3ea6/article/owners-will-decide-whether-to-change-overtime-ir-rules

  96. By New Vike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I would steer clear of Janoris Jenkins. Him and Chris Cook on the same team spells major troubel! And im not talkin bout on the field..

  97. By Matthias on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings are going to release Remo A. ( DT )

  98. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Loadholt would be a terrible RG. First, how is Ponder going to be able to scan the field with that 6’8 monster blocking the field? 2nd, he has sloppy footwork. 3rd, hes just too slow. Loadholt at RG wouldnt work.

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

    Jets deal fell through– Tebow still on market.

  100. By vikemike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Mike-You’re an IDIOT. also go Fuc> yourself
    thank you

  101. By vikemike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Mike-You’re an IDIOT.
    thank you

  102. By Thomas F on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s face it, as hard as it is to do, we are not going to be contenders for a few years!!! We should put our focus on one side of the ball in the early rounds. We have so many holes to fill on both sides of the ball that picking one offensive player and one defensive player in the first two rounds will do little for the team.

    However, if we were to pick Kalil in round one and then another offensive player in early round two like Floyed or Stephen Hill at WR, maybe even Jeffery, though I think he is more of a late second rounder.

    Our offense becomes pretty darn good overnight, hopefully we can fill one hole in the later rounds on defense.

    This will also work for us on defense, picking two top defensive players in rounds one and two. Right now we need to fix one side of the ball, as many needs as we have – we can’t fix them all this year.

    As bad as want to win right now, be smart about it, one here and one there won’t work, fix one side at a time. I remember when Tampa had that great defense under Dungy and competed in the playoffs and NFC championship game, they fixed their offense under Gruden and went onto win the SB.

    One side of the ball has to be good before both will be, even GB has no defense, it’s all offense, yet they compete and win a SB with just offense.

    Hopefully I proved a point Wobby…

  103. By vikemike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Mike- You are an idiot

  104. By vikemike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    are any of those better for you?

  105. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Tim Tebow is the Justin Beiber of the NFL.
    -James Harrison

  106. By AMB on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I say lets trade the 3rd pick for cash. The team that being put together, doesn’t amount too much anyway.

  107. By john cudjoe on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    TAKE KALIL. SERIOUSLY CLAIBORNE ISN’T WORTH NUMBER 3 OVERALL. KALIL GAVE UP NO SACKS HIS LAST SEASON IN COLLEGE…NO SACKS!!!! PICK HIM

  108. By Thomas F on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I think their all good athletes,

    Its important that we have a plan and stick to building one side of the ball at a time.

  109. By Steve on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I think Matt Kalil is a NO BRAINER pick for the Vikings because he would have more impact on a larger part of the offense than a WR. Kalil would anochor both pass protection AND blocking for Adrian Peterson. And picking a CB like Claiborne that high is an unnecessary waste of the No. 3 pick considering the strength of the Vikings’ defensive line.

  110. By vikings32 on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Take Kalil and then in the 2nd round grab a corner

  111. By Cody Hilton on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Taking Claiborne at #3 would be a very good thing for the Vikings because it would beef up our back field and it would also give us more of a threat against the Qb and WR’s. Another good idea is for the Vikings to trade with the Browns and get the fourth pick in the draft. That would put us in a great position to get Claiborne and we would still have another 1st round pick or we could get Joe Haden. All i can say is that they need to look for some deals. Claiborne has the potential to become a top CB

  112. By peever on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    big fat 12 samwich eatin o line man….thats gonna cost a lot in mankato

  113. By DesertViking on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    YES! Remi Ayodele is gone!!!

  114. By matthew on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    whats the cap hit for Remi? I heard the vikings paid a bonus to him of 3.6 million last week!! I know he isnt off the books with a 0 hit. whats the deal?

  115. By GrinninWeasel on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    For me it is hard to say! There hasen’t been much done in Free Agency and we need help in both areas. To me I don’t think you will boost the secondary by waiting in the draft. That hasen’t worked for us yet! And we don’t seem to be going for anyone in free agency. We don’t seem to be helping the O Line either. I would take Claiborne at this point because I don’t see anything the powers that be are doing. You might be able to wait in the draft to help the O Line. Our secondary needs big help and its been that way for years! Time to fix it! Not put band aids on it!

  116. By g on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Interesting article about Cook…

    http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/03/20/first-look-evidence-in-vikings-chris-cook-assault-trial/

  117. By lui on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    do anybody knows if LSU Cornerback, Tyrann Mathieu going to the draft

  118. By Sven the Viking on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil! Surround Ponder with talent! Protect him! Hopefull that way he can develop. Now, if you put all that talent and protection around him and he does not mature and develop, then you know it is time for a new qb. But give the starter to tools he needs to succeed.

  119. By lui on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Rick Spielman i think LSU Cornerback, Morris Claiborne isa good pick up for us we can get a left tackle in round 2

  120. By Chris Gilbert on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Claiborne all the way. Will Kalil pick off or stop rodgers, cutler, or stafford… no.. with Claiborne, Winfield, and Cook finally we’ll have a respectable defense to stop those 3 good qb’s. You can easily draft a starting LT in 2nd round (35th) overall. Bottom line Claiborne gets the offense the ball back and scores td’s while Kalil is just a little extra upgrade from a 2nd round tackle. Claiborne the choice to me. An Easy one at that

  121. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Jabari Green on Bounty-gate.

    “It seems as if they are trying to destroy our season,’’ Greer said in an interview with Sirius NFL Radio. “They are trying to take away our leaders, take away our leadership. But it’s not going to happen. We are New Orleans. We will be strong, we will get through this, we will fight through this and we will win. It’s not gonna happen. It’s not gonna happen. No matter the adversity, we’re going to stand up, we’re going to stand strong, we’re going to look you in your face and we’re going to continue to play with passion, play with heart, because that’s how we play. Not with malicious intent, not trying to hurt somebody. It doesn’t matter about a bounty system. We go out there and play hard, we play fast, because we’re men of integrity and we love to play the game.

    “We play a violent game. So that is, my spirit and my soul is moving me to words to say that people are painting us as mercenaries for hire. They are painting us as thugs. We’re fathers, we’re professionals and we are men.”

  122. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    ” And we are men without a head coach”.

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

    No malice intended when the goal was for the paramedics to cart a player off?

  124. By Justin F on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I swear to god, if the Vikings don’t pick Kalil, Spielman should be hanged for having Ponder to rely on Charlie f’n Johnson to protect him.

  125. By tdurfeightyeight on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    The L.S.U. cornerback Mathieu was a freshmen last year…so no 2012 draft for him.

  126. By tdurfeightyeight on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    This ploy by the Vikes brass is the first step to many other rumors…next will be we are interested in Blackmon…The Vikes can trade down to the maximum of three,which is currently held by the Rams and still end up with Kalil plus more draft picks or players.

  127. By tdurfeightyeight on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I had blogged about a week ago that remi would be released…adding to the cap space…not a hit against it.

  128. By sandiamond on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Porter,Ayodele,Vilma shown on CBS national news headline photos just now

  129. By kalishnakov on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Remi Ayodele was released shortly after the nfl finalized punishment for the saints.

  130. By lui on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Tyrann Mathieu hes a good cornerback

  131. By Jrich on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    If were in an easier division and didn’t have to play these QB’s then I would say Kalil, but we have to do something to slow them down. How much has Justin Long really helped the dolphins and they had Brandon Marshall too, plus our current LT isn’t horrible. We released guards not tackles so why would we need a LT anyway.

  132. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    He stripped the ball a lot at LSU. Kind of like what Charles Tillman does for the Bears.

  133. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

  134. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    We have money to spend….Ted Ginn and Geoff Schwartz, make it happen Speilmen.

  135. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Ayodele’s contract was for $9Mil with the Vikings, including a $3.565Mil bonus. His base salary for 2011 was $685K. The bonus money is already paid and gone. So that leaves $4.75Mil in unpaid money over the next two years. Considering that the final year of a contract is usually, by far and large, the most expensive year, I’d guess that the Vikings freed up a maximum of $2Mil for this year’s salary.

  136. By sandiamond on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    By Mr.E3 on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I haven’t seen or heard any comments about last seasons addition of Jordan Todman. He’s a incredibly talented young man, with great speed and quickness. I believe he can be used on 3rd down and in the return game. He has an incredible upside.

    read a report the other day says the Chargers in a fickle losing Darren Sproles, Mike Tolbert and Jordan Todman

  137. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    YES SIR !!

  138. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    We Got Geoff Schwartz!!! What position will he play on the line??

  139. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    That sounds like some good news. Keep it coming Spencer!

  140. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer … wooo hooo Spielman did something … we now have the Schwarz

  141. By sandiamond on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    This day just keeps getting better!!!!!!!!

  142. By Yogurt on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

  143. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, our 2 biggest FA signings: Carlson and Schwartz….didnt even play last year.

  144. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry, couldn’t resist. I’ll probably be re-posting that for a while…

  145. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    So with Schwarz the right side of the line is set

    LT- ???
    LG- I feel very good about one of these guys matching Hutch’s play … DeGeare , Fusco, Johnson, Berger … Im pulling for Degear or Fusco
    C- Sully
    RG- Schwarz
    RT- Loadholt

  146. By tdurfeightyeight on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Good move speilman!

  147. By sandiamond on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Schwartz 74 big signing 6’6 317 Ol freddy!

  148. By GM on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    The league should give the draft picks they took away from the ‘aints to the Vikings. MN was cheated out of a Superbowl appearance and most likely a win.

    Review the tapes and fire every ref that made the no-call.

    I want more heads to roll.

    Hey, that thing got a remi in it?

  149. By tdurfeightyeight on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Mathieu is a baller…punt returner as well

  150. By KS Viking on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    2nd, 3rd, and 4th round CBs that could be day 1 contributers.

    2nd round projected. Stephon Gilmore, Alfonso Dennard would both be good fit in our defensive Scheme.

    3rd round projected. Chase Minnefield, played with Chris Cook in Virginia. Josh Robinson could drop to here, Leonard Johnson.

  151. By tdurfeightyeight on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    @ G.M. its way bigger than the refs man… this league,even though i love it like no other,has shenanigans going on behind the curtains.

  152. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

  153. By tdurfeightyeight on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Josh Robinson blew up at the combines…he will prolly go in the second round

  154. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I dont get why it was only for 1yr though…

  155. By vikemike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    You pick Kalil and its like picking 2 players in the #3 slot, cause Kalil is your LT and Johnson moves to LG. You then have the opportunity to get Gilmore or a number of really good corners in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. Mike Adams is not a LT- He had a terrible pro day and is a RT at his very best. Kalil is the pick, if not the Vikes will be looking at David Carr II. Protect the guy you reached for last year!!!!!

  156. By sandiamond on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Big DT back on the watch now for the vikings in the third round

    Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 314.
    Alameda Ta’amu, DT/NT, Washington
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 348.
    Mike Martin, DT, Michigan
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 306.

  157. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    We might have the largest right side in football

    RG- Schwarz … 6’6″ 330lbs
    RT- LoadHolt … 6’8″ 343lbs

    =673 lbs … just like the 90s with Dixon 343 … Stringer 346

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  158. By Kvam on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    We need Kalil more than we need Claiborne! It’s important to beef up the O-line so Ponder can show his true potential. It would also ease AP’s comeback from his injury. This rebuilding takes more than one year. Focus on defense next year.

  159. By nodnarb on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Given that this team has a young quarterback, and Adrian Peterson, I think making the line a cohesive powerful unit is paramount. To the Vikings, Kalil has more _value_ than Claiborne. Claiborne is phenomenal, don’t get me wrong. However, as long as Frazier is the coach it stands to reason that there will be plenty of cover 2 and zone schemes. Is that not a waste of talent? Why not draft Kalil and bring in Will Middleton. He has a lot of upside, and he’s 26. Learning from Winfield would be a choice situation for him. This way the Vikings could fill 4 positions with 1 draft pick and 1 free agent pick up (LT, CB, Safety (Winfield move) and one guard position (Charlie Johnson move)).

    While we are on the subject I think the Vikings should get rid of Remi Oyodele. That defense needs a huge plug in the middle – someone like Alameda Ta’amu would be a huge boon for them.

  160. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I bet Freddy is salivating at the mouth right now.

  161. By Jack Wagner on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    We need to trade with Browns or the bucaneers. Browns trade 1st round spot with us and give us joe haden, they may trade incase someone else wants tannehill. Also bucs want claiborne so they may just skip the risk and trade us and give us more draft picks and their LT Donald Penn. Either way Kalil will still be on the board, its a win win.

  162. By rabid vikes fan since 10 in 1969. on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Initially I thought it was basically a 50/50 toss up between Kalil and Claiborne. The needs are so obvious at those both positions. However, once Cook got legally cleared I now say we must go with Kalil. Cook was their first pick – albeit a reach. But now that cleared legally I believe his potential is enough that we can hope he realizes his this potential and becomes a decent corner. So yes, we must take Kalil with the 3rd pick. Then with our 2nd pick – 35th in the draft take the best available WR. This is not rocket science people.

  163. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    C’mon Wobbs. Wheres the new blog?

  164. By Saddy on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Yes, love the Schwartz pick, I was scared that he would pick 49ers….

    Barooooo, I am so happy

  165. By Joncer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    just take the bbbpa (best basketball player available)

  166. By electric7511 on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Heres the thing, if we get Kalil, what good would it be without no weapons on offense besides AP? Wheres Ponder goinbg to throw to? And almost last in the league in pass defense doesn’t help either. Kalil isn’t the only good T in the draft, look at Riley Reiff from Iowa, Jonathan Martin from Stanford, Mike Adams from Ohio State and Cordy Glenn from Georgia. We have a lot of options there.

  167. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I said a couple of weeks ago that Goodell would give his best Hurricane Katrina impersonation. The Saints couldn’t even board up their windows.

  168. By sandiamond on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Mike R?

  169. By KoN on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I love the signing of Schwartz, if he plays up to expectations and we draft Kalil, we’ll have a really solid (and better yet) young o-line that we can essentially forget about for the next 10 or so years. That’s not to say that we shouldn’t fill it out with depth, just that we won’t have to use any first round picks on it for a long time.

  170. By rye on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Just saw the vikings picked up and offensive lineman. Finally a decent pickup that will help one of the most glaring needs. Geoff Schwartz should help the OL.

    Now, if they draft Kalil, the OL should be pretty good.

    LT: Kalil

    LG: Johnson

    C: John Sullivan

    RG: Schwartz/Berger

    RT: Phil Loadholt

    Now hopefully can get some secondary improvements.

  171. By mnsoldier on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Does anyone see the Vikings getting a deal from Miami for the #3 spot, I hope they do and get their second round pick as well, we will be able to get one of our top 3 picks which will not hurt us and if we get the WR, and maybe we can pick up trade the two 2nd rounders for a first rounder to get a good O lineman

  172. By Mike B. on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Cutting Remi and signing a OG in one day I might have to appologize for all the badthings I said about speilman I am going to hold off till after the draft though. These are good moves.

  173. By Rick on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil no question! What good would a high profile receiver even do this team when ponder is laying on his back? Second of all this draft class has a ton of talent at the CB and WR positions but not so much though at the LT position. Spielman you’ve sat on your hands all of FA for who knows why. So at least make 1 smart decision in your first year as GM and get some protection for out QB. Games are won and lost in the trenches so lets get somebody that can push the pile and protect the qb

  174. By Meekay on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Forget Blackmon. Drafting a WR with the 3rd pick would be dumb. We don’t need a top WR if our QB is getting crushed every play. Claiborne would be nice, but we need Kalil. He is the perfect fit for us and will help AP when he returns. It makes no sense to say you’re going to build an offense around AP and then not get him a solid O-line. Kalil will give us exactly what we need to get the most out of our best offensive player. We also need to get Erin Henderson back ASAP. After Kalil, take several DBs and a WR.

  175. By rye on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil is the smartest move beause it not only solves the LT position, it allows the vikes to move Johnson to guard (he is a much better guard than tackle). Kalil all they way.

  176. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Who will we get in the 2nd round????

  177. By VikesFan4Life on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman, PRESSURE IS ON BOY!

  178. By electric7511 on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    CB 2nd round for sure, if we get Kalil. Every team in our division has a great WR except us. Our DB’s need improving. Winfield isn’t getting any younger, he’ll turn 35 in June.

  179. By TheValentine84 on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    There are plenty of good 2nd round CB’s that will be available to us. Take Khalil, solve 2 O’line holes, get a starting CB in the 2nd and move Winfield to safety/nickel, sign the Henderson(s) and our team will be looking decent.

  180. By VIKING4EVER on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    CANT WIN WITHOUT AN O-LINE. PERIOD.

  181. By electric7511 on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    T, CB, And WR are the main holes to fill. We all know that.lol

  182. By Rudso on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    It’s foolish to consider Claiborne at #3 instead of Kalil. With the depth in the draft at CB, there is a much better chance of us getting our starting CB in the 2nd round than a starting LT in the 2nd round. Tackles are going to be grabbed up before the 2nd round starts and there isn’t depth in the draft at LT.

    I hope Spielman is just playing poker to widen his options (I don’t understand how as we have the #1 pick in the draft) but when he was talking about the “not so popular” LTs on the Packers and Giants trying to prove a point that it’s not a position where you need a top 5 pick, only problem, PONDER IS NOT RODGERS OR MANNING, yet at least.

    Dear Spielman,

    You said you wanted to surround Ponder with weapons and help, I can’t think of better help than than a personal body guard for Ponder.

    Sincerely,

    Concerned Viking Fan.

    Something else to think about, you rarely see franchise LTs switch teams and leave during free agency. A CB like Claiborne would be more likely to leave if he wasn’t happy with the money or his ego gets to big. Lets hold off on the LSU CB and draft the Honey Badger next year to replace Winfield.

    Kalil > Claiborne

  183. By VegasVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    We all know how much it su cks to remain a Viking fan but it must really su ck to be a saints fan.

  184. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Dear Sean Peyton, I am a Land Surveyor here in Nova Scotia. I realize that you are now out of work and was wondering if you would be interested in working for me. With all the rust we get here, I need someone to GREASE MY POLE.

  185. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    If you havent watched this already …. it p!sses me off. “Law Enforcemnet” is a F’ing joke. Check out these so called “strangulation” marks on her neck. UNREAL our judicial system is an embarra’ssment … how do we as citizens paying their salaries allow them to wast tax payers money. watch this video and see the pictures that almost landed Cook in prison ….

    http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/03/20/first-look-evidence-in-vikings-chris-cook-assault-trial/

  186. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    LOL. I told you guys day in and do out that he didnt choke her.

  187. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I think the Claiborne vs Kalil decision is above my pay grade. The way our division is and they way the NFL is going BOTH would be excellent choices. I dont care which one Spielman takes … just dont start talking Blackmon. Winfields age and history along with Cooks history … Claiborne might be a better choice.

    IMO cant go wrong either way …

  188. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Adam Schefter on Twitter:

    Tim Tebow is being allowed to pick where he wants to go: Jax, or Jets.

  189. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I have had bigger mosquito bites. I HATE THE AMERICAN JOKESTICE SYSTEM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    they have absolute power and no accountability … they are liars and cheats. NOT ALL but many are worse than the people in prison

  190. By wacky on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    rick spielman still sucks!!

  191. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    TEBOW IS A JET !!!!!!!!

  192. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Did they make a new deal? Last I read, the Jets deal fell apart at the last second.

  193. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Not according to NFL.com.

  194. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, it is on the NFL network.

  195. By 25yearsaViking on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    It’s all smoke and mirrors……..but seriously, if we take Claiborne over Kalil, please shoot me. I wouldn’t be suprised though. Reaching is the front offices forte in drafts. CB are a dime a dozen especially in the Tampa-2. Left tackles like Kalil come around 1x 10yrs. Draft is deep in the corner dept. and will be just as good next draft.

    Happy about big Geoff joing the team. I have heard a lot of Panther fans begging to not let him go.

  196. By Rudso on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Oh My God, are you serious about those pictures??? HOW does a defense even submit those as evidence? This whole thing was way blown out or proportion.

  197. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    The Broncos want the Jets to cover the price they paid in bonuses as part of the deal, and apparantly the Jets aren’t in favor of that. But I think if all you have is Sanchez behind center, that still sounds like a pretty decent deal.

  198. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Done deal.

  199. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Okay, I see a twitter feed about it from “michaelombardi” …but I can’t find an actualy article about it on NFL.com.

  200. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer- that’s freakn awesome!!! Not sure what they were reporting earlier today that Schwartz was in contract negotiations with San Fran. Was that actually happening, and he had a change of heart?

  201. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings 2013 Free Agent List

    CB Asher Allen
    OL Joe Berger
    LB Jasper Brinkley
    OL Patrick Brown
    RT Phil Loadholt
    CB Marcus Sherels
    OG Geoff Schwarz

    Hmm … not sure why we are saving money.

  202. By VegasVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I guess it could be worse, we could have two overpaid qb’s on the roster…

  203. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Northwoods – We just told Schartz that he could run out of an inflatable ship through dry ice at every home game. That was just too good of a deal for anyone to pass up!

  204. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Rudso … LOL exactly. They robbed Chris Cook of one year of his life FOR NO REASON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AMERICAN JOKESTICE

  205. By sandiamond on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

  206. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Funny thing Im not even a Chris Cook fan but I like human beings and I hate AMERICAN JOKESTICE …. because the truth was never givin by the courts untill after they robbed the tax payer

  207. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe he just likes ice fishing – I don’t care. great acquisition. I’m curious though, I’ve suggested in the past that Loadholt switch from RT to RG because he can’t handle the outside rush – but was told that “Ponder won’t be able to see over such a big obstacle.” Well, I guess he won’t be completing ANY throws to the R side of the field now.

  208. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn – I think Brinkley and Loadholt are capable of performing, knowing it’s a contract year. I think we can get Sherels re-signed for cheap. It would have been nice to get a longer contract on Schwartz, but there must have been a good reason why they didn’t. The rest wouldn’t bug anybody when they leave, but their departure isn’t going to give the cap a noticeable difference either.

  209. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I wouldnt say for no reason. When the officer showed up all he saw was a girl bloodied up crying, and a muscular 6’2 guy looking angry. He||, if I were the Cop, I would have arrested Cook too.

  210. By Bender on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    You build a team up front, on both sides of the ball. Period. All the playmakers in the world do you no good when either they’re being hit 5 yards deep in the backfield, or your quarterback has .1 sec to throw the ball. Same with the D. Gotta stuff the run and rush the passer. Even Claiborne can’t cover receivers for 15 sec. It’s simple. Draft the “can’t miss LT”.

  211. By sandiamond on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil a Beast! look at his awesome physique. 6’7 He is going to so much quicker than McKinne!

  212. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – did they divulge any finances with the deal? Wondering how much is left in the piggy bank.

  213. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Parody I agree … Loadholt, Brinkley and Schwarz as of right now would be the only considerations and all three can wait till after the season. So Spielman doesnt have to work on a long term deal during the season. Unless 10 weeks in its obvious one or more of them is pulling a Sully

  214. By Phenom28 on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Im sorry to say guys, but it doesnt matter what us (the fans) do or say that is going to change the way the front office is going about there buisness! You think they would listen to us, since were the ones the money really comes from! I love talking football, just not about my poor poor vikings. The whole front office is going to let us down over and over again! Its obvious by what they have done in free agency… NUTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  215. By sandiamond on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

  216. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Northwoods – With Ponder’s mobility, I think he prefers to throw from outside the pocket anyways, so either way it shouldn’t make much of a difference.

    With Loadholt in a contract year, I expect him to make a big improvement over the performance of the last couple of years. So if we get one guy on the Left, either Kalil, Reiff or Martin (would need to trade back to justify #2 and #3), then I would expect a huge turn around for our offense this year.

  217. By Jayson Child on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    The Browns would NEVER trade both of their 1st round picks for Tannehill. However, if for some reason they REALLY LIKE Tannehil and truly believe that he is a franchise caliber QB AND is a tremendous upgrade to Colt MCcoy, AND on top of this believe that there is another team that might try to beat them to the punch to make a trade with the Vikes, then (and only then) would a trade be a possibility. The more realistic scenario would be to trade the #3 for the #6 and their third round pick (maybe their #34 pick). With all of this being said, I dont see how the Browns (nor any other team) would place this kind of value on a guy like Tannehill.

  218. By kevin on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    i said it once and once again we have not signed one free agent that will give us an answer john carlson….wow ok so we have two kyle rudolphs
    get kalil there are plenty of backs in the draft and not many other teams need a CB this year so draft one in the second round or you can draft that safety from notre dame…..i feel safer with kalil than claiborn

  219. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    People do tend to play to the level of their teammates. I agree that Loadholt is capable of doing great things. Perhaps with a better cast of characters on the front line (and in a contract year) he will rise to the occasion.

    I’m getting more and more excited about the coming season.

  220. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Kevin, Hilliard helped 2 RBs achieve 1000 yard seasons. I don’t think that’s something to poo-pooh.

  221. By Phenom28 on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Our voices are just echoes in the wind to them! And as much as a dedicated fan that ive been, It truly hurts my feelings to see them ruining our franchise this year.! I used to hate Childress, But for some reason Im kinda missing the guy. He did after all make a pretty good run to the super bowl. Dispite all the bad, look what he accomplished! Back to back devisional titles where the vikings were kings of there devision, Almost superbowl champs (if it werent for the refs, and the cheating ass AINTS)

  222. By crazy on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    We will be trading out of this spot tannerhill is looking good miami will want him before clevland we will get a great player like long and thier pick or we might be trading with clevland if they like tannerhill

  223. By TheValentine84 on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I could see the Dolphins willing to trade up for Tannehill, they are in trouble at the QB position, especially since they had to resort to signing david garrard… With the right compensation, that could be a nice trade.

  224. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    What do you guys think we need more: a kicker, or better kick coverage?

  225. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    lol …. we will always look back and admire people we were angry with. but i like frazier and musgrave better than Chilly and Bevell

  226. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    always remember smart guys didnt like playing for chilly … he has a do what i say and dont ask questions mentality.

  227. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    In reference to Kalil – It’s fun to have the best of the best on your team, but the more of them you have, the weaker the supporting cast becomes. In reality, even though they are the greatest players at their respective positions, the difference in their contracts can’t equate to their level of performance.

    We already have AP and Jared Allen on the team. Both unquestionably the best at their positions. Harvin is right on up there as a slot receiver. They just need average starters as supporting cast for the team to succeed. Unfortunately, our line and DBs have been far below average for supporting cast. Average starters would be a huge upgrade over them.

    So I think we may be able to build a more solid team if we made trades and went after Reiff or Martin instead of Kalil.

  228. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Gotta agree with you there, Shawn. Chilly was handed a good team, and eventually destroyed it.

    Frazier was handed…..well…..what he was handed. Hard to put enough ketchup on this sandwich to make it go down, but it’s getting better.

  229. By megakrab on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Geoff schwartz has been added to the vikings.

  230. By Phenom28 on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, How could you say that when frazier has yet to prove himself? hes way to soft spoken! And what they have done in free agency this year, make me believe that you have no clue what your talking about!

  231. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Our kick coverage has always been bad, so if we could get a better kicker it wouldnt matter as much. Ryan Shortwell just doesnt have much left in the tank.

  232. By Tim on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Get LB Curtis Lofton

  233. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Wow. Doesn’t anyone read back to see what’s been posted?

  234. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Also of note, I dislike Frazier. He should go back to coaching the D.

  235. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Phenom28 … in the modern day yelling and screaming doesnt have a positive affect on people. Much better to have a boss that will call you into his office and have a firm one on one with you.

    Also Frazier is the “leader” if he remains calm in adverse situations it will rub off on a young team. Tom Landy never changed his bored facial expression. Tony Dungy never changed his bored facial expressions and both have SB wins.

  236. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    On the flip side … Rex Ryan is starting to loose control of his plane. Yea his brash mumbo jumbo appeals to the young fan but it wears on the players.

  237. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Mark Sanchez was just quoted as saying “HE’S NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THIS TURN OF EVENTS” hahahaahahhahhahahhahahahhaahhah!!!!!

  238. By matthew on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I only want to trade back, if it still guarantees Kalil. We need that solid foundation first and foremost.

  239. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Namath……. “I’m just sorry that I can’t agree with this situation. I think it’s just a publicity stunt. I can’t go with it. I think it’s wrong,” Namath told 1050 ESPN Radio on Wednesday. “I don’t think they know what they’re doing over there.”

  240. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    matthew – What if we got Jake Long and the #8 pick from Miami? I know, it sounds like a long shot, but they’ve made stupid decisions already this offseason, so who’s to say they won’t continue? They gave Chicago their best WR for a couple of third rounders. What are they willing to give up to get a “franchise” QB?

  241. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Parody … Id love that never happening trade.

  242. By matthew on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    parody, if that trade is offered. Done deal ill take it.

  243. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    The only possible trade I can see right now is Spielman throwing all of this Claiborne talk out to make Tampa come get him …. It would be the dumbest draft move ever to trade up for Tannehill

  244. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I would hold out until they threw in Lebron.

  245. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    alright not the dumbest ever …. we did take about 4 guys before Tom Brady that never did anything

  246. By BleedingPurpleinAlaska! on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    This is reality people. We need and should draft Kalil hands down! I would love to have Claiborne also but thats is not going to happen, so pick Kalil. We are not going to build a superbowl team in one year! Get the OL fixed for the long haul and draft CB, WR, DT, and LB later. The draft is deep with those positions, but Kalil is a multiple probowl LT that is never going to be available to us again! He will make McKinney’s best year look terrible. Clairborne could be a shutdown corner, but Kalil will be a brickwall LT! Go with the sure thing Rick!

  247. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    So Tebow was given a choice between Jacksonville and New York, and he chose the Jets? That’s surprising. Not only does he have a better chance at winning the starting job with the Jaguars, they also play in his home state!

    Then again, maybe he grew up as a Dolphin fan…

  248. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    If Spielman gets Tampa to trade up for Claiborne Kalil will still be there at 5 … and maybe we get the 37th pick for swapping

  249. By Mike B. on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    What’s with the gangster rap on all these highlight vids. They suck.

  250. By sandiamond on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Husain Abdullah Mulling Contract Offer From Vikings

  251. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Thank God for the mute button.

  252. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn – The Colts traded 4 players, a 1st round pick and a couple other picks to move up to get Jeff George. You sure the Dolphins can top that?

  253. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Jeff George was supposed to be the most gifted QB ever … Tannehill is just a guy that is left over in the we dont have a QB sweepstakes

  254. By matthew on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Elton John just doesnt seem to work.

  255. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    A little Zeppelin would do just fine.

  256. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    But George was a major bust. For all we know, Tannehil can be the next Andy Dalton…

  257. By matthew on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    rob zombie? physical game needs physical music.

  258. By matthew on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    btw … did larson family go out to the movies tonight?

  259. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Parody … you dont have to convice me although I dont want to trade below the 5th pick. I also would say George was a major bust. He played some good football.

    14 years … 27,000 yards and 154 TDs

  260. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I heard he rented “The Muppets Take Manhattan” for his VCR.

  261. By jeff on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    blackmon all the way… you know what they say: once you go black… the wins come back…

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

    Jeff George played with Culture Club.

  263. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    oops I would not say … i really messed that thought up

  264. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    grr now im really messing this up … I would not say George was a major bust

    WOW that was tough

  265. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I think reading all of Larsons posts made me dumberer

  266. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    For the Colts he was a bust. His best rating in the 4-years he was there was 76.3.

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

    George was good when he was here, but wasn’t he rather frail, like Berrian?

  268. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    In comparison, Tarvaris Jackson had a 95.4 rating in 2008 when he played in 9-of the games and won the final couple of games to get us the division title. But you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who thinks he wasn’t a bust.

  269. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    hmm i dont recall that well Titus … I remember he had a personality conflict with everyone.

    I just looked it up and it looks like you remebered right

    http://www.nfl.com/player/jeffgeorge/2500788/profile

  270. By Mike B. on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    08 Gus Ferrotte was the #2 guy and came in relief of TJack and finished games. Chilly thought TJack was better and benched Ferrotte for those last games. We lost in the first round of hte playoffs. It could have been a diffent story with Ferrotte in there.

  271. By Mike B. on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Problem with Jeff George he never got over his own hype and ended up a mediocre QB.

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

    I remember George played with us right after that great 98 season– I think. Now some of that is becoming hazy. We had Cunningham, George, and drafted Culpepper. George was a prima donna, but when he was on, he played well.

    Parody, those numbers are nice, but when it counted in the playoffs against the Mighty McNabb and Eagles, Tarvaris was horrendous.

  273. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Exactly what I’m saying. Tarvaris was a bust. He was a mid-second round pick, and still a bust. Jeff George was the first overall pick in the draft, and he didn’t do much better than Jackson in his first four years, making him a much bigger bust in my books.

  274. By matthew on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    2008 tarvaris only had 149 attempts and barely over 1000 yards passing…yuck

  275. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Parody the QB has kind of evolved …. and the QB rating has on average gone up over the years.

    Marino … 86.4

    Montana 92.3

    Jim Kelly 84.4

    Elway 79.9

    Jeff George 80.4

    Favre 86

    Bledsoe 77.1

    Warren Moon 80.9

    Brady 96.4

    PManning 94.9

    Jeff George for his time period was an solid QB … not great. So I guess in the grand scheme of what his potential was and what he accomplished “bust” could be used but he wasnt that bad

  276. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Warren Moon is in the Hall of fame and his rating is 0.5 higher than Jeff Georges

  277. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Okay, I finally found the trade I was actually looking for. Ryan Leaf was drafted by the Chargers after they traded the #3 pick, their first round pick the next year, a second rounder and two other players to move up to the #2 pick! All that to move up one spot in the draft.

    We all remember how stellar of a QB that Leaf was…can Miami do worse than THAT?

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

    We need Larsonfamily to break this down for us; it’s too technical.

  279. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    The phrases ” Larson Family” and Breakdown” seem to go together well.

  280. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Aikman 81.6 … hall of fame

    Cunningham 81.5

    Jeff George 80.4

    Theismann 77.4 … hall of fame

    Bradshaw 70.9 … hall of fame

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

    Like Parody is saying about TJ, I think it was similar with Jeff G. As far as I know George never accomplished any significant wins (meaning playoffs) for a team– even McNabb took his team repeatedly to the Championship.

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

    I wonder if Sean Payton will devise a code to communicate to the team and coach from afar– in today’s world, there are lots of possibilities. Of course, if he did try to be involved through technology and it was found out, Goodell would ban him for life.

  283. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Esiason 81.1

    Kosar 81.8

    McNabb 85.6

    TJack 77.7

    Jeff George 80.4

  284. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, I knew Longwell has been getting worse in his age, but I didn’t think he was the WORST in the NFL:
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/647344-nfl-trades-power-ranking-the-20-worst-trades-in-nfc-history#/articles/1100941-br-nfl-1000-top-32-kickers/page/2

    It looks like it’s time to move on with a new kicker. How does Walsh sound in the 7th round?

  285. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Even Tommy Kramer (72.8) beat Bradshaw.

  286. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Titus … Tjack plays in a differant era

    2011 … 13 QBs had a QB rating over 85 ( TJacks era)

    2001 … 6 QBs had a QB rating over 85

    1991 … 7 QBs had a QB rating over 85 ( Jeff George era)

    1981 … 5 QBs had a QB rating over 85

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

    Shawn, I am not a scientist, but how did you come up with that sampling? And, what variables are involved?

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

    By the way, where is Fred Jones lately?

  289. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    1971 … 3 QBs had a rating over 85

  290. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    sigh i just posted links for all the stats … you can find any stat you want on nfl.com all the way back to 1932

    only in 1932 they didnt track some stats so you wont find those

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

    Shawn, is there some significance to taking the second year of each decade?

  292. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    The NFL quarterback rating system is so convoluted that they are talking about getting rid of it in favor or something a little easier to understand.

  293. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    i posted links to all 5 decades but it says awaiting moderation

  294. By bigdaddydj on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I think vikings could of got tim tebo. harvin was his man an with matt kalil at first pick. we would have a great running game. an ponder for thowing.personally I like wr blackmon hes a beast.help take some of the pressure off harvin.

  295. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I did it because we just finished 2011 … so i just kept going back 10 years

  296. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    wow 1961 had 5 QBs over an 85 QB rating

    http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?archive=true&conference=null&statisticCategory=PASSING&season=1961&seasonType=REG&experience=null&tabSeq=0&qualified=true&Submit=Go

  297. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    1951 had 0 QBs with a rating over 85

    http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?archive=true&conference=null&statisticCategory=PASSING&season=1951&seasonType=REG&experience=null&tabSeq=0&qualified=true&Submit=Go

  298. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Im not saying George was great … Im just saying he wasnt bad

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

    Where’s Spencer/Jon?

  300. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    WOW 2010 had 16 QBs with a rating over 85

    http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?archive=true&conference=null&statisticCategory=PASSING&season=2010&seasonType=REG&experience=null&tabSeq=0&qualified=true&Submit=Go

  301. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I mean 17 … Im half asleep tonight and not very focused

  302. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    2009 =15

  303. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Wow…this 3D fad has really gotten out of control. Now they’re bringing Titanic back to release it in 3D.

    I don’t get it! Hasn’t everyone tired of the 3D fad yet? Of course, Titanic shows boob, so I think that’s something new to the fad…

  304. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I think those epic adventure movies in 3d are kool. but im tired of the 3d inflation on the inflated movie tickets

  305. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Oh wait! Harold & Kümar had a 3D movie. You don’t get much bigger boobs than that.

  306. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Wow. Take a guess at where Longwell is ranked out of 32 kickers?

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

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

    Spencer, let me guess. Last?

  308. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I just posted that same article about an hour ago Spencer.

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

    I knew he was slipping recently, but that is a shocker. Longwell has been very conistent– and for a kicker, he is not that old.

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

    *consistent

  311. By Eric on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings are doin the right thing and building through the draft!

  312. By Spencer on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    My bad Parody. Didnt see it.

  313. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I think some of his failures last year shouldn’t be blamed on him. He didn’t get a whole lot of opportunities, but when he did, the ball was blocked and bad snaps led to more failed kicks. Not that he’s spectacular, but probably not as bad as the article makes him look.

  314. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    NP Spencer – I just went back and checked it out to make sure I wasn’t imagining things and I think I was … a little. I thought I posted that article, but it went to a different one that I was looking at, so I mixed something up, but did mention that I was surprised he was #32.

  315. By GM on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    The Saint’s $500,000 fine should go towards the new Vikings stadium.

  316. By VegasVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    A recent article states Ayodele may have been released because of his involvement in bounty gate… If so kudos to the Vikings for taking a stand against these criminals. I hope more of these thugs lose their jobs. You’d think at least ONE saints player/personel would have had enough humanity to blow the whistle on this. They all knew. WHO DAT THUG??

  317. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    That $500,000 fine is a joke. Most backup players have bigger annual contracts.

  318. By VegasVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    10-4 GM, and the rings should be sent to winter park or the colts. Watch Chase credit card drop the Drew Bree’s commercial like a bad habit!

  319. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    It should be a $500,000 fine to every person who was involved, minnimum. That includes the refs who agreed to not throw flags on the obvious penalties.

  320. By Vikefan55 on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    We need to take Matt kalil @3 and I think we should trade up couple spots with g-men or pats to get mike Wallace?what you think ? And cb in 3rd

  321. By VegasVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    And the NFL Network hosts are saying they “deserved” to win the superbowl. Watch their tune change in the next week or so.

  322. By VegasVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Yes but Parody… Are you forgetting hurricane Katrina???? The saints HAD to win a Superbowl

  323. By KoN on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    If you’re talking about kickoffs, Longwell isn’t all that great, but if you’re talking about field goals, he’s one of the best in the league (except last year).

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

    Brees tweeted that he is speechless on the Payton suspension, that he is a great man, a great coach, and wants to hear an explanation for the punishment.

  325. By Derrick.G on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    We need to get Kalil. Simple….or else, we’ll watch Peterson go down again, we’ll see Ponder get hurt, and keep getting hit, we can have our very own David Carr on our team.

  326. By Derrick.G on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I like the Mike Wallace trade idea.

  327. By Derrick.G on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Build thru the draft…….but can we at least get some free agents here to band-aid our team while it does?

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

    Spielman knows what he is doing. He is a savvy veteran of the draft/trade process. Everything will be better than most expect.

  329. By Derrick.G on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Frerrotte did a good job for us that year, but he was benched after he got hurt making a tackle after throwing an INT. Not sure if he suited up after that….but I wish he did….we would have at least had a shot at beating the Eagles.

  330. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Yes, I’m forgètting Kätrîna. We had a blîzzard dèstròy our stadium, and nobôdy händed us a Super Bowl for it. If you build in an area, you’d better be prepared to accept the natural disästers that come with the location.

  331. By Derrick.G on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I hope your right Titus….but his failure of the Dolphins is still strong in my mind.
    http://www.phins.com/chris/column_060905.html

  332. By Derrick.G on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Reading your comment there Parody, I thought I was in Taiwan for a moment.

  333. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Wow…that one was a pain in the ass. It blocked “händed”!

    What is so dirty about that word??? Hand is fine…so what does the past tense form of the word do to make it faux-pas?

  334. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry Derrick – I kept getting blocked and couldn’t figure out why, so I started adding vowels with accents until it accepted the post. It’s the only way I can learn what words will send me to hèll…

  335. By Derrick.G on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Hey, it happens. This blog is kinda lame really…all the people are what keep this thing together.

  336. By Derrick.G on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    They need an open chat box on the home page, so we didnt have to wait for a new topic to talk about stuff…

  337. By Alan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings don’t have one good defense player in the secondary in this pass only league, they better pick a left tackle in free agent, they really need to draft Blackmon ponder don’t have that main wide out to go to like our division have

  338. By Parody on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I agree. It would help us to refrain from going so far off topic within the blogs.

  339. By raul on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    i want to see claiborne and harrison smith of notre dame dressing in purple and gold

  340. By TheRealDon™ on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    The ppl who write on this site keep me more updated about this team then this site..

  341. By VegasVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus, everybody on the saints team knew what was going on, even outsiders. I don’t buy Brees’ tweet for a moment. Nobody should, he’s just trying to save his own name and reputation.

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

    Vegas, that is why that tweet seems disingenuous, and to me, hurts his reputation even more.

  343. By VegasVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Oh sorry my bad, I thought you were taking his side… You do a good job stating facts while not disclosing your own sentiments!

  344. By vikingmaster on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Take kalil. pick up porter or gay at cb and pickup the best safty we can. Its hard to get saftys and corners that start from day one out of the draft. linebackers and linemen seem to jump in with less problems.draft ol and lbs, sign cbs and saftys from free agency. if we got a free agent wr that probably wouldnt be a bad idea either. takes them a while to

  345. By VegasVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Furthermore, I think Mr Goodell did an excellent job. He did not mince words and called a spade a spade. Haven’t seen a backbone like that since Ronald Regan.

  346. By Bryan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I think the Vikings HAVE TO take Kalil. He is a franchise tackle. We invested a high draft pick on a QB just last year. In order to preserve the idea of that paying off, we must do what ever we can to give him success. I know… we play in a division against Rodgers/Jennings, Stafford/Johnson, and Cutler/Marshall… but I think management hopes one day Ponder will be that guy and we will get our WR of the future next season. Claiborne could be the next Woodson, but Kalil could be the key piece we need to start forming one of the best lines in football. Any QB will thrive to succeed which such support around him on the field

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

    Goodell is not to be messed with. I think he is as powerful as Bernanke.

  348. By Bryan on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    The Mike Wallace trade idea is flawed. What do the Pats or Steelers WANT from us to warrant giving up a 1st round pick for him? Remember, that is what the tender tag is for him. He will stay in Pitt. Sooooo many good WRs are taken in the middle/ladder half of the draft. We will build our secondary and OL thru the early rounds, then grab a few WRs and a RB in the later rounds. Kalil is a must have. This team will perform no such trades that cause us to give up picks. The goal is to gain picks or move up for must have talent that is obtainable

  349. By VegasVike on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I never saw that until today when he was asked if he felt he was lied to… Had to pull my jaw back up. America needs more people like that. Huge kudos from me!!

  350. By Northern Norseman on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    I have made cases for WR Michael Floyd, CB Morris Claiborn and others.

    Basically I like to see a point in all views.

    Though if I had to make a decision right off the bat here and now…… OT Matt Kalil is a no brainer.

    Sure playoff teams have got by with less than stellar left tackles but who is to say that some of the NFL top quarterbacks wouldn’t be that much better with someone like Kalil.

    Best part is that he helps the running game, passing game, and locks it all down for the next 10+ years.

    Id be happy if the Vikings got Claiborn or traded down to get Floyd but id be even happier with OT Matt Kalil.

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

    Yep– too much trying to please everyone and not offend anyone, so no stand or principle is ever upheld. What a sorry state of affairs.

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

    Titus cycled a 50 miler early this afternoon– I will be looking for the bed shortly.

  353. By Woodboat on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    Our most pressing need is at the O Line. Without an O Line, we don’t have an offense. Without an offense, we don’t have a team.

    The horses we have on the line are lame, and need to be put down. If you try to make a splash with a CB instead of making the smart choice of a LT that’ll contribute for the next 12 years, you deserve to be fired, Spielman.

    We need help at CB, no doubt about it. We need to score points to win games, however. It doesn’t matter if one side of the field is shut down in the passing game if they march it up the middle while our QB is on the trainers table trying to remember what his name is.

    Take Kalil.

  354. By Woodboat on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    That being said, I’m going to guess that Spielman tries to get his name in the papers and makes a Millen-like play on draft day. I get the feeling that he’d rather try to make everyone THINK he’s a genius than actually make the smart play. Time will tell.

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

    I am sure he will take Kalil– it’s common sense.

  356. By Nik on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    We have the league’s best running back and we have a young quarterback. I really hope this is just draft day bluffing on Spielman’s part because Kalil would be an anchor on our line for years and years, he would move mountains for AP to blaze through and he can watch Ponder’s blindside so he can scan down the field without having to panic after the snap. It’s so smart of a choice that it probably feels stupid.

  357. By dryes on Mar 21, 2012 | Reply

    May the Schwartz be with us! Very good pickup, at least he is 2″ shorter than Loadholt; Ponder still might need stilts. this is the kind of signing that we need, now we need to draft very well and maybe add one or two bargain FA. here’s a little Detiot Lions scouting report on him.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1103661-detroit-lions-2012-free-agency-the-case-for-carolina-panthers-ol-geoff-schwartz

  358. By Ben on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I believe any player we sign is going to be a great pick and a great player either player they draft I would be happy with!

  359. By animal26 on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I would only trade the 3rd overall pick if this happened.(and I know the chances of this happening is a 1-1,000,000 shot,) But if the Vikings were able to trade back one spot with the Cleveland browns for their #4 overall pick and their 2nd round pick, to grab either Tannehill, Richardson, or Claiborne. Then we grab Kalil with the 4th overall pick. Then in the 2nd round we can go after the best possible corner available with our 2nd round pick and the best possible wide receiver available with the Browns 2nd round pick (Stephen Hill?) Then look at linebacker , safety, receiver, or defensive tackle in rounds 3-7. Again, I know this is a long shot, but who knows. Crazier things have happened in the draft.

  360. By animal26 on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    and offensive guard*

  361. By Jon on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Claiborne over Kalil Yayyy, finally people on this website have stopped listening to the ESPN guys. If ESPN mock drafts were saying take Claiborne to begin with, then this story would be flipped around. Everyone just listens to the TV instead of seeing our ranked pass defense for the last.. idk.. forever. You can win with an average offensive line, but you cannot win with a terrible pass defense.

    Kalil isn’t a safe pick either, he could stand to gain some weight.

  362. By Jon on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Nik, Left Tackles don’t do all too much for the running game unless you are always running to the left side, and obviously that wouldn’t work out too well.

  363. By Jon on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Woodboat, offensive lines are not more important than defenses. If they were then you would hear people say offensive lines win championships instead.

  364. By vikefan1969 on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Many say we have no one to throw to, You need Time for the WR to run routes. AP needs some holes. it starts in the trenches. Build a strong Oline and a Strong Dline. And in cover 2 why would you need a cover corner? Unless they plan to change the D side scheme.

  365. By Rocksalt on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Need to protect the QB, and open holes for RB…….

  366. By The4Norsemen on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil is a once in a decade player. A Perrenial Pro-bowler. YOU DON’T PASS on him, especially when we are in DIRE NEED! Ponder needs to stay upright and time to throw & AP needs holes to run thru. That’s Priority!!!

  367. By stevo on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    No cover 2 team should take a cornerback this high.

  368. By Vikes80 on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I dont think we should get kalil. I look at the the dolphins line. Its filled with first round talent but they still dont have a top ten offensive line. Vikings need to go to skill position the titans who has the best line in NFL showed u dont need a 1st round tackle to be successful. So my pick is WR or DB

  369. By KLAWZ on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah buddy…down with the saints………..ahhhhh hate them!

  370. By DRS on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_20224131/vikings-stadium-talks-at-capitol-have-gone-quiet?source=rss

    Vikings stadium talks await action of Minneapolis City Council, gaming groups

  371. By DRS on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/143659416.html

    What comes around, goes around with Seattle and T-Jack

  372. By DRS on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/143750456.html

    A big tip of the hat to the Commish

  373. By sandiamond on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Vikings_await_decision_from_freeagent_wide_receiver_Ted_Ginn_Jr032212

  374. By sandiamond on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.cbssports.com/general/blog/rob-rang/17952446/cb-fletcher-a-notable-combine-snub-outshines-lb-kuechly-at-bc-pro-day

  375. By sandiamond on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    T.Manning OLB Audie Cole ILB good pro day!

    http://www.panthers.com/media-vault/videos/NC-State-Pro-Day/e8576eab-31ca-4822-aac0-da155d67404e

  376. By JJU on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with the choice of Kalil, if Ponder is not protected, he will be hurt. Our offensive line needs serious help

  377. By cobrasvt on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    With a “Patriot’s” style offense in the works think how much a WR like Blackmon would mean! Stretching the field would take pressure off Ponder. A starting LT would be fine. Carlson and Rudolph can block. I say consider the impact a player like Blackmon would make. High passing scoring offences are the norm now.We have to be able to keep pace.

  378. By ht0wn1 on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    So I read the Vikings signed Geoff Schwartz to a one-year deal. A player that after three seasons has had only 19 starts, but missed all of last year with a hip injury, joining tight end John Carlson as free agent acquisitions by the Vikings who did not play in 2011 because of injuries. Hmmm, I do not understand obtaining free agents like these. The Vikings can simply get the same results by obtaining a draft pick of the same caliber in later rounds and possibly achieve better, less pay, and less damage. These are not quality FA acquisitions, just practice squad material.

  379. By Saddy on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wallace Vikings are going to offer 90 million 6 year deal, 50 million guaranteed, this was in mike Wallace twitter feed

    Any truth to this?

    This would complete the Vikings offense and give us a deep threat

  380. By Marc on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Tkae Kalil…There will be good corner prospects in the second round (Jenkins?, Gilmore?)

  381. By Anthony on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nn5OhdzRyI
    The VikiNGs Need to Go After This Guy!!!

  382. By Michael on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I’m not sure what the heck is going on here but this should not even be a conversation? We released our LT last yr for being too fat and we released our LG and RG due to age and contract this yr. Now you people are actually considering not taking Kalil? If this is a smoke screen, its a dumb one and if Rick is seriously considering this then the Wilfs need to fire this guy ASAP! We need to remember that Rick did not exactly do a stellar job in Miami. He and Childress built this team around a running game and I think everyone can agree that the NFL is a pass first league. He better start making smarter decisions. Pick Kalil with the fist pick and a WR with our 2nd pick. No Brainer!!! There is too much WR talent in this yrs draft and we can get a good one with our 2nd pick. Look at what the Bengals did last yr with their #1 and #2 picks; AJ green and Andy Dalton helped turn that franchise around immediately. If we do not help out Ponder he is going to get killed. Ponder is a very good QB if you give him some time. Lets not waste his talent!

  383. By Woodboat on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Jon…. you may be right… those 5 guys on the line aren’t more important than the 11 guys on the other side of the ball, collectively. They are, however, the foundation for an offense.

    I agree, you can get by with an “average” O Line. Ours is way below average, though. They get beat EVERY PLAY.

    Don’t get me wrong, I know we need a ton of help in the defensive backfield. I’ve been preaching since before LAST season that our O Line and our DBs need to be replaced (while some of my fellow bloggers were predicting 13-3 and a Superbowl run…). I was HOPING for 8-8 last year (and I am this year as well), and my low opinion of our chances hinges on those two areas of our team.

    BTW… other than Greenway and Brinkley, who do we have left backing up the line? I hope the Henderson bros get resigned, if for no other reason than to get us into training camp with some options.

  384. By sandiamond on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    saddy… shhhhhhhhhh! oh my

  385. By Woodboat on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Animal26… I hope you are right.
    The only reason to send up this rumor is because you intend to trade back. If you were solid on taking Kalil, there is NO reason to float it out there. I’d love to have the #1 CB in the draft, but I’d prefer a top end O Lineman to help protect our young QB and help out in the run game.

    BTW Jon, OT do help out in the run game. They seal the edge rusher and fill the gap for a pulling gaurd. OR, MAYBE, the RB shoots the gap between OT and OG…

  386. By aaron rodgers on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Why do the vikings suck so much at life? And why do people care?

  387. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Saddy – I hope not! We could have gotten better WRs for less. It looks like he’d make $13M in his first year from those numbers. Add in the first-round pick we’d give up to get him and it’s insane!

  388. By New Vike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Good to see Karen Rodgers grace the Viking blogs with her presence. Must be looking for her championship belt…Check the Giant’s blogspot Karen…

  389. By 61Vikings on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    @Jon
    Every Viking team that made it to the NFC Championship games and Superbowls had a great OL and a great DL!! One area of the team the Vikings have never been strong at is their defensive backfield!! Our defensive lines have always made our DB’s look good or average and when you think of Viking greats, most of them played on the D-Line!! When you start to rebuild a team, other than drafting your future QB, the OL and the DL are the most important parts of the team!!! Take a look at the NY Giants, who just won another Superbowl, their OL was very good and their DL maybe the best in the NFL!!!!

  390. By 61Vikings on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    @Karen Rodgers
    Discount Double Choke!!

  391. By Troutdaddy on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    This is a no-brainer folks. We take Kahlil. We MUST protect the QB. Our best defense is a great offense. We can hopefully find a good prospect in the draft of CB or possible a FA. Interesting moves in the NFL this week. Glad to see Tebow get to a place where he will grow and it is good to see Manning get a shot in Denver. Now if the Vikes can just get stuff figured out prior to draft-time and quit second-guessing everything then that would be awesome. I don’t see why so many are doing the Bret Favre “Waffle” over our 3rd pick. This should be a slam dunk…

  392. By Shawn on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    i hate this Kalil vs Claiborne debate ….

    I dont remember in 25 years ever having an elite CB …. so Claiborne sounds nice

    I remember 3 good LT …. so Kalil sounds good

    Frazier and rumors hint towards Vikings playing more man … so Claiborne sounds good

    I think Peterson and Ponder would put up better numbers with a LT … so Kalil sounds good

    I think our DL would be more balanced if Robison and KWilliams had 1 more second to get to the QB … so Claiborne sounds good

    I remember Charlie Johnson … i just threw up in my mouth … so Kalil sounds good

    I remember 2010 and 2011 where injuries and suspensions left us with Asher Allen starting at corner … so Claiborne sounds good

    sigh flip a coin, make the pick, and dont look back. either way either guy will be a major upgrade. its a win win situation and that sounds good to me

  393. By Erick on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I’m a sick and tired of the Vikings truly not addressing the secondary. There are always “more important” positions to fill. In the meantime, their secondary is always at the bottom statistically. It’s time the Vikings did something about it and picked up Claiborne. I still don’t understand why they didn’t go after a CB in free agency. There were some good ones. Instead they got a TE, and two RB’s? Yeah that makes sense…not.

  394. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    The way the SI report reads, it looks like the Saints GM was fined $500,000, and the Saints organization was also fined $500,000.

    I’m curious to see if/how this plays out in civil court. Intentionally inflicting physical harm on another person is called Assault and Battery. I can see a prosecutor making a very compelling arguement.

  395. By VVVIKING on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    take claiborne with the first pick in the draft and jim leonhard of the free agency

  396. By Carl K on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wallace is restricted – don’t over pay or give up draft picks for him!

    I would much rather go after Andre Caldwell. He is only 26 and was drafted in the 3rd round in 2008. At the combine Caldwell ran at 40 in 4.37.
    As a rookie for the Bengles he averaged 26 yrds per kick return.
    Andre is also a solid blocker in the run game.

    My free agent sleeper picks are:
    Andre Caldwell WR
    Donnie Avery WR
    Corey Graham CB

  397. By MR Mikus on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil is the obvious choice. The drop off as noted numerous amounts of times for LT’s is too great to take a CB. Chris Cook is back. Antonie plays a good Nickel and could be decent as a #2. Kalil makes ponder better, makes AP better, makes our offensive weapons ie. Harvin and now John Carlson look better. If the Vikings score more points, our defense knows the pass is coming. MAKES THE DEFENSE BETTER! Charlie at left guard is actually really good as opposed to LT. Good Center. The signing of jeff Schwartz and Loadholdt playing RT. That’s a really good O-line! Kalil is the obvious choice and the vikings are just blowing smoke to try to trade down for the Browns who signed BJGE and they now want either Tannenhill or Claiborne. The Vikings are going to pick kalil no matter what. There is no debate!

  398. By sandiamond on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    wobs on the radio ! good job with the claiborne clue/s

  399. By Troutdaddy on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    According to ESPN, Schwartz signed with the Vikes. That will help our O-Line out. Now it is getting interesting. I am starting to see a little light shining at the end of the tunnel. It is only a flashlight, but at least I can see it….

  400. By RichardA1 on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Claiborne? I looked up a video on youtube of his highlights, there were none, he played very average, I sure would not pay top money for a average player. The new stadium is a thumbs down, we were promised a retractable roof, where is it? they can make dome and outdoor stadium lovers happy with a retractable, thumbs down on the current deal, lets go back to Arden Hills or Shakopee, cheaper, more room, this downtown is just a quick fix,,,,a mcburger meal in place of a real meal. Lets trade our high draft pick for a few proven defensive players.

  401. By sandiamond on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    The Broncos added another free agent on Wednesday — wide receiver Andre Caldwell.

    The 6-foot, 190-pound receiver has played in 51 games — including 14 starts — in his career with the Cincinnati Bengals.

  402. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Ted Ginn Jr. departed Winter Park after visiting with the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday and has returned home to make a decision about where he will sign, according to NFL sources.
    There is a possibility the wide receiver/return man could make more visits to other teams as well but the Vikings definitely remain interested.
    Ginn, 26, played the past two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, who have signed receivers Randy Moss and Mario Manningham in the past week and probably won’t bring him back. His primary value is as a return man — he has six career return touchdowns.

  403. By Carl K on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I would love to see Asher Allen get a chance to return punts or kick offs this year. At Georgia he was a solid returner:
    47 kickoff returns 23.6 yrd average
    10 punt returns 14.6 yrd average.

    2010 preseason Asher returned for punts and had a 12 yrd average per return or the Vikings.

    Asher Allen has solid career stats with the Vikings. 111 solo tackles and 4 career INTs. He is our best cover corner right now, and I think the Vikings have long term plans for him to replace Winfield in the nickle.

    Claiborne
    C Cook
    Winfield
    Allen
    Burton
    Sherels

    Not bad if they can stay healthy!

  404. By sandiamond on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Bears, ex-Raiders RB Micheal Bush agree to terms

  405. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Michael Bush is a BEAR

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d827c9533/article/bears-exraiders-rb-bush-agree-to-terms

  406. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Asher Allen replacing Winfield is a mistake. He has been an easy target for whoever he lines up against. He has a lot of improving to do before he can justify getting a new contract with this team, and I don’t know if he’s up to the task.

  407. By Carl K on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Dang sandiamond – I had my hopes up for Caldwell.

    This only means that the Vikings MUST have a plan in place to draft WRs and Corners.

    And I am beginning to believe that the Vikings may not draft on OT in the first 2 rounds.

  408. By Carl K on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Parody- You and many fans may not like Asher, but I believe Frazier and Spielman seem to like him and think he is doing just fine.

    When has this staff ever complain about the play of Asher… or even hinted that he needs to step his game up?

    Over the last 2 years, Asher has had 88 solo takles to Winfields 107. Asher has also had 3 INTs to Winfields 3 INTs.

    I think you are wrong about Asher… I think the Vikings will give him his new contract and he will indeed replace Winfield.

    Sorry, Just my opinion.

  409. By sandiamond on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Yep Carl thin at wide receiver we are! not sure where the talent will come from next….

    Spence found another beast in the draft! incredible all around player/ we don’t need claiborne.. hehe

  410. By Carl K on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Shutting down an NFL WR when you have QBs like Aaron Rodger, Drew Brees, Eli Manning, Stafford and Cutler who can put the b a l l in a tight window in less than 4 seconds is a very tough job.

    I am one fan that will cut Asher some slack. The coaches have said he is our best cover corner right now.

  411. By TheRealDon™ on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Asher Allen sucks and needs to either get cut or cut in money and come off the bench..

  412. By Shawn on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Carl K … I like to think Spielman and Frazier have put up with Asher because he’s playing on a rookie contract and he’s a reliable employee. You can always rely on him to allow the catch. However maybe with this being his last season Spielman is looking for his replacement in the draft.

    At least I hope our GM has that common sense …. because if Asher doesnt show significant improvement. NO WAY an intelligent being gives him more money.

    I will admit I thought Asher improved slightly in his 3rd year …

  413. By SkolVikes98 on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I like Schwartz coming to vikes…. Line is looking better already.

  414. By New Vike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Not all players are ready to conrtibute or be thrown into the fire in their first few years. I think Asher needs to be cut some slack. I am not saying that he is a great player or really even a good player yet. But he is young, has improved, and i believe the jury is still out on him. I hope he does well.

  415. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Our O Line will be the best in the league.

  416. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Not a chance, Titus.

  417. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    @Carl K wow Asher Allen really He is a total bust so far as a CB. He may have some stats but making tackles when the WR has already caught the ball is hardly a stat at all. The secondary was pourous with intermediate catches that made 5 to 8 yrds before the tackle. This allowed other teams to work themselves up the field to score on us. The one thing that these CB did do well was make sure they didn’t get beat 20 or more yards out. Cook did remarkably well last year of not giving up the long pass. Ced got beat a few times last year and cost us most of the long TDs. Asher Allen was remarkably unspectacular.

  418. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    lol Titus not yet.

  419. By Brian on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

  420. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    “Asher Allen was remarkably unspectacular.”

    Thats an understatement .

    Hes GARBAGE

  421. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    what’s the stats on this guy Brian Quick

  422. By Stephen Hill Is A BEAST on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

  423. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Hey all just read on the Daily Norseman that in the 2009 championship game. Brett Farve, Sidney Rice, and Cedrick Griffen were all hurt in that game and could be due to the bounty program. This effected the Vikings outcome for the 2010 season. Shouldn’t the Vikings be asking for a compension pick in at least one draft due the direct actions of the bounty program. I also think that before Greg Williams is considered for reinstatement he should appologize in each city for his actions.

  424. By Brian on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    My Stats Here They Are!!!!

    2011 – Rec 71, Yds 1096, Yd/Rec 15.6, TD’s 11

  425. By Brian on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    My Size 6’4 220 ILBS

  426. By Cole on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I would draft Kalil, he is the safe pick and our line needs some work. Don’t get me wrong, Claiborne is solid. I feel Kalil would provide protection for Ponder for years to come. I like Ponder, and want to see him improve in the next couple years. The vikings can look to take Alfonzo Denard or some other CB early in the second round. Unless someone like Michael Floyd or Stephen Hill some how falls to us. Nick Toon could be a WR option in the third round, 6-3 and with 4.54 40 time would give Ponder a big target. I just hope Spielman chooses Kalil or trades back. Brian Quick looks like a pretty good option also.

  427. By FthePack on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    With a draft so deep at CB and WR.. Just take the LT. Or get something for the 3rd pick, move down a couple spots and grab the CB or Blackmon.

  428. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Inaddition to that he should personally meet each player that was paid a bounty against and appologize.

  429. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    The players once that comes down how many game suspensions they will get inaddition should have to appologize to the player they received a bounty from.

  430. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    The only possible trade I see for the Vikings is to trade with Cleveland so they can get Tannehill. Mike Holmgren isn’t going to sell the farm for this pick, but if we could get their #4 pick and possibly their #2 pick that would be fair. If we can negotiate their second #1 pick woot woot. Take it Spielman. This will still give us Kalil and a high draft pick. To trade down to the Dolphins pick is too risky and we coud lose out on Kalil and Claiborne.

  431. By VegasVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    And return their rings

  432. By Saddy on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Baltimore CB Chris Carr visitng with the Vikings after visiting with Chiefs, he is still an upgrade to Asher Allen and we pick up Matt Kalil and CB Josh Norman in the draft.

  433. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I like the one handed grabs in the highlight from Stephen Hill. Is he 6’4 or better too.

  434. By sandiamond on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Details: vet CB Chris Carr visiting Chiefs and headed to Minn

  435. By sandiamond on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    J. Norman very high risk pic third round/ small school talent just played clemson, app state, (a few) and the rest we have never heard of

  436. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Wow you don’t want I played with the Vikings on your Resume only 3 FA signed to other teams.

  437. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Carr is doesn’t fit the youth program with 7 yrs in the league. He’s not a shut down corner but appears to be a good returner.

  438. By sandiamond on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    get ready

  439. By sandiamond on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

  440. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    what was that Sandiamond the point guard we signed.

  441. By sandiamond on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    He’s much more than a point guard

  442. By Brian on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Shut Up People This Blog Now Has Changed to Brian Quick Ok So Now Talk About Brian Quick Only!!!!!!!!!!! BRIAN QUICK

  443. By sandiamond on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    CB/KR/PR/WR Brandon Boykin university of georgia. 4 year starter, 2000 return yds

  444. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Carl K – Tackles aren’t a great identifyer of talent at the CB position. CBs are paid to stop the reception more than anything else, and stop advancement after the reception. But the stat that is completely ignored in the record books is how many times a guy got beat in man coverage.

    I’d be willing to bet that Asher had similar stats to Winfields’ in the categories you mentioned because he was given that many more chances than Winfield was. QBs know that Winfield can cover, and that Asher is a weak link, so they target him more. And that’s even with Winfield’s production dropping over the past 3-years.

    Stats I’d like to see are the frequency of intereceptions, knockdowns and tackles compared to QB targets. I’m sure that will help to show that Asher isn’t as good as his stats are making you believe.

  445. By Brian on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    B R I A N Q U I C K

  446. By Brian on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian Quick

  447. By Brian on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    All I HAVE TO SAY iS BRIAN QUiCK

  448. By Brian on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    BRiAN i QUiCK

  449. By sandiamond on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Completely shocked and blown away watching BB clips for the first time. THIS IS PERCY HARVIN II

    vikings third round pick?

  450. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian, quit lyin’.

  451. By sandiamond on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    shutup spence…. ahhh

  452. By Tom on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian The Slick Quick

  453. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    You guessed that too, eh sandiamond?

  454. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Is that a word jumble Brian? Let me try:
    Quain Brick

  455. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I’d like to see some of the verified injuries get pursued in court. Any way you slice it, intentionally physically harming someone is Assault and Battery.

  456. By Bonzo on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian Is So Quick

  457. By Bonzo on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian Quick Is a BEAST

  458. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    NWV>>> All that will do is make rich lawyers richer.

  459. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Whoops, I think Brian Quick would like to see some of the verified injuries get pursued in court. Any way you slice it, Brian Quick knows that intentionally physically harming someone is Assault and Battery

  460. By Bonzo on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian Is a Beast!!!!!!!!!

  461. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe in a civil suit I think maybe there is a case against the Saints or at least the coaches and players. Definately some liability issues there.

  462. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    They may have to sell their tarnished SB rings to pay court costs.

  463. By sandiamond on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    nova forget to take hes meds today!

  464. By Rick Spielman on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    We Will Draft Brian Quick In The Third Round For Sure and If We Don’t I WIll Step Down From GM! :)

  465. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Will be espically hard to hide as there were cash exchanges and lots of witnesses. What the heck were they thinking? Then turned around and lied about till the NFL got the evidance to smack up along side their head. OH we accept full responsibility and we are sorry. Such BS. They getting off light.

  466. By Rick Spielman on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wallace Has Signed With The Vikings!!! Deal Worth 5 Years 90 Million 50 Million Guaranteed!!!

  467. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I feel sorry for the city of New Orleans they didn’t deserve this.

  468. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Ginn make a decision yet?

  469. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Holy Cr@p some senator wants a senate investigation on the bounty scandal. This will be a game changer if that happens.

  470. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    In a Civil or Criminal case, a defendant has to be established. If you were the plaintiff, who would you go after?… The NFL, this happened under “their watch”. The NFL would then hire lawyers to put the blame on the Saint’s coaching staff, who would hire lawyers to put the blame on the individual player, who would pay NFLPA lawyers to seek the Supreme Court………who would………..

  471. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    They have their defendant Greg Williams he admitted he was running the thing.

  472. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    And my father and grandfather were both lawyers ! They know how to make a buck.

  473. By Nicholas on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    My first thought says take Kalil. However, I trust Spielman will choose the best player available at number 3 overall. IF we don’t get Kalil…we’d better get a good LT somewhere in the draft.

  474. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    You won’t see any suits out of this.

  475. By zsyyh on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    only morons would make such a move.

  476. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    It’s very possible the a settlement would have be be negotiated between the Saints, NFLPA, and the NFL to keep it out of the courts.

  477. By zsyyh on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    sounds like taking tavaris again.

  478. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B……that’s what I mean by the lawyers getting richer.

  479. By sandiamond on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    holy cow Carr CB a solid starter joined the league in 2005

  480. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    @sandiamond Carr is an upgrade only and he is a 7 year vet. He may not fit the youth movement Spielman is after.

  481. By Rick Spielman on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian The Swick Quick

  482. By Rick Spielman on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian
    Quick

  483. By Rick Spielman on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian Is Quick Beast

  484. By Rick Spielman on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian Quick #8

  485. By Rob on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian Is Quick And Beast

  486. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    brian is Beast

  487. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian Is A Beast Yup

  488. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian Quick!!! =Beast

  489. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    The victims of the admitted “paid hits”; Favre, Rodgers, Brees, Warner, Newton, all have bigger fish to fry than get in a lawsuit that they won’t win.

  490. By Carl K on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Beast = Brian Quick

  491. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian = Beast
    Quick

  492. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    That last post about the paid hits was mine. Now some A$shole is using my name This blog now belongs to children. Enjoy it.

  493. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Beast = Brian is Quick

  494. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian Quick is God

  495. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian Quick = GOD

  496. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brain = God

  497. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian Is A Beast Yup
    —————————————————————————————

    The F-ck? I dont even like Brian Quick. I’ve already said every WR in this draft class(excluding Floyd and Alshon) are frauds. Once again, someone is trolling me. Why does everyone want to be just like me?

  498. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian = Quick God

  499. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Keep going, you’re fooling a lot of people. Goodnight, enjoy listening to this clown.

  500. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

  501. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply
    Brian Is A Beast Yup
    —————————————————————————————
    The F-ck? I dont even like Alshon Jeffery. I’ve already said every WR in this draft class(excluding Floyd and Brian) are frauds. Once again, someone is trolling me. Why does everyone want to be just like me?

    It Is True I Love Brian Quick!!

  502. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian Quick I Love Yea Buddy

  503. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian QUICK YEA BUDDY

  504. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    BRIAN + QUICK = GOD

  505. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    BRIAN IS A BEAT ALL I HAVE TO SAY

  506. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, I said “I dont even like Alshon Jeffery.” I meant I dont even like Brian Cook.

  507. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    BRIAN IS A RARE ATHLETE BELIVE ME

  508. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Oops, Brian Quick.

  509. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    ITS BRIAN QUICK

  510. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    BRIAN QUICK I REALLY DO LOVE THIS OTHER SPENCER DUDE IS TROLLING ME !!

  511. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Excuse me troll, why do you want to be just like me? Are you not satisfied with your life?

  512. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    BRIAN QUCIK I LOVE HE IS GOD

  513. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Forget it. Im out.

  514. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    SPENCER IS A TROLL I REALLY LOVE BRIAN QUCIK

  515. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian I Love just like spencer

  516. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply
    BRIAN + QUICK = GOD
    ______________________________________________

    I Love Brian Quick just like spencer

  517. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    i love brian quick ok

  518. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian Quick Is A Beast ok he is god

  519. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    brian is quick dude he is god

  520. By Tony on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    just go wit the USC CB Morris Claiborne build or defensive secondary then we can worry bout the easy positions like offencive line.

  521. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply
    By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply
    BRIAN + QUICK = GOD
    ______________________________________________
    I Love Brian Quick just like spencer
    _____________________________________________
    By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply
    i love brian quick ok
    By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply
    Brian Quick Is A Beast ok he is god
    By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply
    brian is quick dude he is god

  522. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Brian Quick OkBrian Quick Ok Brian = God Brian = God Brian = God Brian = GodBrian = God Brian = God Brian = God Brian = God

  523. By Michael Moon on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Claiborne will be good but the offensive line is more important. The defense will be ineffective if they are out there for forty minutes like the saints game and get little rest due to the offensive line not being able to block for AP or Ponder/Webb/M.C. Nabb/ or anybody at QB. That Saints game was pathetic, even though Ponder was lame Charlie Johnson was worse. If he takes Claiborne he better be ready to go 5-11 and lose his job. The second round pick will probably be a receiver and we can’t draft well past the second round anyway. We need to address the offensive line more than we need a secondary. If we can eat up time we can beat Rodgers, you don’t beat him by giving forty minutes of playing time (actually by then the backup will be in). We should take Kalil and a receiver in the second and a defensive back in the third or fourth. Only if we could be one spot up to take Griffin or Luck, they are the only ones I would take above Kalil. Would you rather have Peyton Manning or Cam Newton (Luck and Griffin) or an at best Matt Ryan (Ponder, M.R. is overrated). I hope Ponder is good like Manning or Cam but I don’t see him as a Hall of Fame quarterback, I hope I’m wrong though. The Vikings are still too awesome for all of the bandwagon Packer fans.

  524. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry to leave so unexpectedly, but kids like Spencer and the Larson Family now seem to add their “knowledge” to this blog. I’m too old for this sh1t, and have much better things to do. Take care, regulars!

  525. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, its not me. I dont troll. We all know its Larson, He||…look at all the misspellings.

  526. By fthepackers on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Fingers crossed that our vikes pick up Carr today, having said that vikes can and should get special K (Kalil). I know OT is not a sexy pick but a necessary one; Ponder needs to stay upright and finish the whole season and not on IR.

  527. By jerdog99 on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I am a Vikings fan but just not sure how they are gonna be this year. Not sounding good at all they should go for a good QB the 1rst round, cause Ponders sucks ass. I think we will be in same boat as last year, guess I won’t be watching football again this season. it is just hard watching a team that was really good a few years ago be nothing now.

  528. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Titus..Fred..Shawn..Parody.. Oz..Rock..Animal…DRS….Vegas.. TRD.. O-V… Matthew… Carl K….Mike B….and anyone else that I forgot to mention……You guys can babysit now.

  529. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    SORRY “V-O”.

  530. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Trying to put my head around the interest in Ted Ginn. Only thing I can come up with is they are not wanting Harvin to return anymore.

  531. By KoN on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I think, that’s about it Mike. MAYBE he could be a #3 or #4 but I think its mostly that they don’t want Harvin to get hurt on KOR.

  532. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t see Ginn as an upgrade to Aromashodu, but then again Aromashodu doesn’t return kicks.

  533. By Tom Ashley on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings better take Kalil with their 3 pick! They already got rid of pro ball Guard, Steve Hutchinson, then dumped Herrara and sign an unproven Schwartz plus Phil Loadholt and Charlie Johnson are nothing to write home about. Do the Vikings plan on killing Ponder?

  534. By Carl K on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Parody – In the week 8 win over Carolina. Asher Allen was lined up most of the day agianst Steve Smith. Smith is one of the hardest WR in the NFL to defend. Yes, Asher gave up a 22 yard TD pass… but on Carolina’s final drive Asher held Smith to 1 catch for 5 yards. Smith was held to just 7 catches that day. I don’t think that is too bad for a young CB that will only get better.

    Over the last 3 years, Asher Allens stats on FF and PD are also in line with Winfields.

    Asher Allen has only been in the league 3 years… and because of injuries and junk to are secondary, he has been forced to play a lot at the corner postion when the Vikings drafted him to play the nickle.

    I think Asher is a solid #3 or 4 corner but he has at times been put into situation where he has had to step up and be our #1 or #2 corner.

    I am betting Asher will have a great year if we can keep Cook on the field and get a solid #2. Asher and Winfield in the nickle and dime… I am ok with.

  535. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    @Carl K I agree he is in his rookie contract and is cheap enough to give him one more year.

  536. By iaVIKE on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Yah, and he’s (Ginn) sayin how he doesn’t really want to return kicks anymore, wants to be a reciever…..not likely dude

  537. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I’m not saying cut him, I’m just saying that he doesn’t deserve a new contract.

  538. By Mark on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Sign Kalil. The best defense is an offense that can sustain drives. The 3 and outs will wear down a good defense.

  539. By iaVIKE on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    What are we gunna do about D line? i know ends are taken care of, but there’s definitely some questions about Evans and Guion…not impressed with either. Don’t know much about Ballard cause i havn’t seen much of him

  540. By sandiamond on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne, a player the Vikings are considering selecting with the third pick in the NFL Draft, attended the LSU pro day on Thursday. He improved his time in the 40-yard dash from 4.47 to 4.39 at the NFL combine, but also said he will have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist on Friday, according to NOLA.com.

  541. By vikings4life on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Drat Claiborne its soo crazy that everyone just see’s what espn and nfl network say and immediately think that they are right. I mean one there is a reason they are on those netowrks and still not workng in the NFL. Second its just like in our division you want to solidify the LT????? the LT?? i mean we didnt get twenty point leads and loose cause of charlie johnson thats one thing i know for a fact. so you get a LT 2nd round heck even trade up late first if you have to to get the Stanford LT who played all the years with Luck. He would be a massive upgrade from charlie and we would have two very good young corners which woudl extend Antione’s career as well. CB is the pick and if you look at track records Spielman switches between offensive and defensive which is what most people do because that is how you build a team. So look for Claiborne to stay in Purple and Gold. Great pick!

  542. By DRS on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_20231977/vikings-stadium-support-appears-be-growing-minneapolis-city?source=rss

    Minnesota Vikings stadium support appears to be growing in Minneapolis City Council

  543. By DRS on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Mayor hunting for City Council majority on Vikings stadium

    Posted by: Eric Roper under Local business, Politics and government Updated:

    March 22, 2012 – 1:02 PM

    There was stadium buzz at City Hall Thursday as council members signed on to a letter affirming support for Mayor R.T. Rybak’s Vikings stadium plans.

    Rybak’s spokesman, John Stiles, said “maybe” when asked if a majority of the council would sign on by the end of the day. But one council member considered critical to building a majority, Kevin Reich, said he will “absolutely not” sign the letter today. He said he sent a different letter to the governor reiterating his concerns with the plan.

    The opposition of a majority on the 13-member City Council has proven to be a key stadium obstacle at the Capitol. Majority support could give the bill momentum, and on Monday Gov. Mark Dayton met with two council members, Reich and Sandra Colvin Roy, to try to persuade them to support the deal.

    The letter, obtained by the Star Tribune, says “as Minneapolis elected leaders who represent a majority of the City Council, we stand ready to be the local partner for a stadium solution. We will not take a vote on a Vikings stadium that violates the City’s charter.”

    Two council members, John Quincy and Don Samuels, said they have already signed. The letter obtained by the Star Tribune is on the letterhead of Council Member Diane Hofstede. Hofstede could not be immediately reached for comment.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/143847566.html

  544. By DRS on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    So now the City of Minneapolis will not get behind the move to get the Vikings their new stadium without a referendum vote by the people, as it has always been, the Vikings need to get the people on their side of this issue, Vikings please hold town hall meeting throughout the state and advance your case.

  545. By DRS on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/143815406.html

    NFL rules changes could include OT and I.R. tweaks plus new provisions for replay

  546. By DRS on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20232204/u-s-senator-setting-up-hearing-over-sports?source=rss

    U.S. senator setting up hearing over sports bounties

  547. By DRS on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Good night everyone.

  548. By DRS on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    One more question before I go, When will the NFL look into all the blatant cheating by all the NFL Officials on the field of play, when will this happen? Oh well have to go, will not be back until tomorrow, have a great day everyone.

  549. By kevin on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    focus on D in the draft
    exception: matt kalil in round one we need him

    we need VET help in the offence ame one true vet on our offense…. besides adrian peterson and michael jenkins (sage doesnt count he wont start)
    get a vet reciever we are looking at ted ginn for no reason his size is basically another percy harvin just not as talented as percy
    i say go get plaxico burress braylon edwards….an endzone threat

    on D we need some young talent
    we have plenty of VETs on D
    kevin williams chad greenway antoine winfield jarred allen
    answer draft a DB like that guy from notre dame if hes still there or go linebacker

  550. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer- Would you stop accusing me. I just told everybody else in here that everybody has a 90 percent failure at spelling and english grammar. That does not mean it has something to do with me. I explained several times that I don’t impersontating someone elses name. How do I know if it is actually you? You dont have a great grammar either. I’ve read other passages in different articles you do have problem with spellings. We just dont noticed it because we dont care. Now with you accusing me it is obvious that person that is trolling is obviously is you because I am not the one who wants attention. I only stated opinions about football, not your life.

  551. By PURPLEBLOOD on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Hands down Vikes need Kalil then CB, OR S, THEN WR THEN FILL other holes! but beeeeee smart PLEEEEEZE ! love ya VIKES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  552. By VegasVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    This is sad, now I have to find entertainment elsewhere. I bet Karen Rogers is upset she’s been upstaged!

  553. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I am not very comfortable with Schwartz being on our team Even though the Vikings signed him only for 1 year is a great options. The Vikings does not have enough confidence in him is why he gets 1 year contract which I am very grateful.

    I’ve heard rumors that Claiborne is going to get a wrist surgery. If that is the case, I hope his values drops so that we can pick him in 2nd round while we pick Kalil in 1st round. That would be awesome.

  554. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    One thing I want to add.. I really want the VIkings to sign Curtis Lofton. He is a heck of a Middle Linebacker and I would love to have him as a Vikings. We only have one great linebacker which is Chad Greenway. We lost 2 great linebackers which is Erin and E.J Henderson. Sign Curtis Lofton to solve our linebackers please.

  555. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    We need strong elite LB to slow down the oppoent’s RB. If our LB can’t slow RB down, then we will have to use our DB to take him down. Usually every time DB does that, they end up with injuries. It is important for us to have good LB so that these DB wouldn’t have to worry about taking RB down. We only want DB to focus on WR or TE. You know RB hits like a rock and they do hurt alot of DB when LB missed tackle.

  556. By astolpho on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Wouldn’t break my heart, we sure did suck in the defensive back field last year and the division is pass happy. Kalil is a solid pick and I wouldn’t scream if that happened either. I’d love to see a scenario where we got a great offer to trade back and Kalil was gone but Claiborne was still there, thus taking the good sense of picking Kalil out of the equation allowing us to pick Claiborne with no moral conflicts.

  557. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Ginn resigned with the Niners

  558. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Good we dont need Ginn anyway.

  559. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    wow, recess is in full swing today

  560. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Larsonfamily there could be a lot of reasons why Schwartz signed a one year deal, not just because the Vikings are unsure (possibly due to his recent injury?) But also, it could be the other way– Schawrtz said he wanted to come here over the Lions, but maybe he was not sure and one year was more attractive so he could test the water? Then again, I am not as football savvy as you. Enlighten us.

  561. By Lance on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    schwartz is a good pick up he plays well and he is only 25. He is a step up compared to Herrera! Plus claiborne is having wrist surgery but I think that maybe enough for us to definetly not take him at 3 bu it shouldnt push him back to the 2nd round. Maybe out of the first 10 picks is more realistic

  562. By Duty Bound on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    LarsonFamily…I see you have finally slithered back..

    We were hoping someone with a Glock 9mm would have found you by now…

    Better luck next time, huh……

  563. By sunnyazvike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    new blog, please.

  564. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Titus- It is possible but I am just glad that the Vikings is offering only 1 year. If he does do a great job then sure go right ahead and sign him for a long term deal. Otherwise we can draft another 1st round O-Line next year.

  565. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Duty Bound- Does it look like Im scared? Lol!!

  566. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    This is going to be a very good year– I can feel it.

  567. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I hope so we got to see how well we draft the players this coming April.

  568. By Virgil Warren on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I would try to trade down a couple of slots to pick-up addtional picks; then select
    Claiborne and then turn around and use to draft pick we just got and trade back
    in the first round to get another impac player; another CB, LB or S.

  569. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I think we will pick up the Hendersons as FA closes as it appears no one is interested in our FA. I think the vikings pick up some bargains at the end.

    Kalil is the pick anything else makes no sense need to have a good OL with our young QBs

  570. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    No Ginn? Oh well, I doubt he would have contributed much on offense because he has bricks for hands. Other than being a great return man and fast, hes known for his inability to catch the football. While I am a little disappointed that he decided to stay in San Fran, its ok since he probably wasnt going to do much for Ponder anyways.

  571. By Woodboat on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Virgil…

    So you wouldn’t draft for the offensive side of the ball early? Interesting concept.
    We WERE out to huge leads early last season only to see them disappear … BUT that was before the league figured out that they just need to blitz and we cave.

    Still, you may be right. Spielman very well might just forget about the offense on draft day. I don’t think it wise, but…

  572. By Woodboat on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer… we didn’t want Ginn anyway. Like you said, he has bricks for hands… we already went down that road with Troy Williamson. I was hoping we wouldn’t sign him… Frazier might have been tempted to actually put him on the field.

  573. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    So whose next on the Vikings radar….Chris Carr? Great, just what we needed- another 5’10 cornerback to go up against Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall. To say this free-agency has been disappointing would be an understatement. Our 2 biggest signings didnt even play in 2010 due to injuries. Well I guess its now time to turn our attention to the draft. Hopefully we dont mess that one up as well.

  574. By Larsonfamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Duhhh

  575. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Thank Goodness. Former Saints CB Tracey Porter has reached a 1yr agreement to play Cornerback for the Denver Broncos.

    Now we can all put that Tracey Porter to the Vikings mess to bed.

  576. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, what happen to not caring about character? Porter is a good player, so by your logic, we should have pursued him.

  577. By Larsonfamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    lol

  578. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Porter is a good player, but the only reason why I dont want him is because of what happened in 2009. I’ve never really gotten over his INT of Brett Favre. To this day I still hate Porter with a passion.

  579. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, that makes no sense whatsoever. If a player can help us win, sign him- isn’t that the Spencer mantra? Come on Man, don’t be silly. I want a SB while I live in MN, although I know that might not happen.

  580. By Larsonfamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer’s head is in the bucket lol. Man I told you, Spencer has no clue about football. wow.

    Dont you know that it is Porter’s job to intercepted the ball? If he could intercepted Favre’s ball then he is a heck of a player. You just stated Brett Favre is the best QB and whoever intercepted his ball should be honored.

  581. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, you been owned!!!

  582. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Larson…my head is in a bucket? At least I can spell for Gods sake. Obviously I know his job was to intercept the ball. And you have a lot of nerve saying I have no clue about football when you said Joe Webb is the worst quarterback in NFL History.

  583. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Larson….youre irrelevant in my eyes. I just cant take you seriously when you routinely make the most basic spelling/grammar mistakes on a consistent basis.

  584. By Larsonfamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    That’s all you can say? Well I am not the one whos impersonating everybody in here and trolling these people. I’ve already told you thousand times that 90 percent of the people in here has problems with spellings and english grammars. Not that we’re perfect because we are not. With your knowledge in football you sounded like a 3rd grade with your head in the bucket. Now it is the fact that Joe Webb is not a great QB nor a good QB as any QB there is in NFL. He is the worst QB and he should never tried out as a QB. He is a good WR and he should of stick with it. Therefore, Vikings dont plan to use him as a number 2 QB because Sage is, and they are going to use Webb as an all around althete player which is WR, KR or PR. So yes with him losing as an number 2 QB, he is the worst QB.

  585. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I sound like a 3rd grader? Larson….re-read your paragraph. This is why I cant take you seriously.

  586. By Larsonfamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer- What makes you think I cared about what your opinions are about me? Does it look like I freaking cares? You are a low life with low capabilites of knowledges in football. All you do is cry about Chris Cook and then you debating about him over and over. Your obsessions has gotten over the line and right now I’ve lost respect for you. Your aggorants has gotten to far where it comes to the fact that you are soo retarted. So whatever you have to say about me will not changed the way I am or who I am. Mind your own business or get the fk out of here.

  587. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    @Larson Family I am not sure where you get your info, but Coach Fraizer is using Webb as the #2 QB and calls him a great back up for Ponder. That hardly makes him the worst QB ever. He has not been a WR in his NFL career and no one knows if he can play that position. He is a back up QB and a good one. Might want to check your facts or are you just spouting off opinion.

  588. By Larsonfamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Do you believe everything Fraizer has stated in the interview? Do you know that every coach that stated in the interview is a lie. They need to lie so other teams wont take advantage of the plans Fraizer has for the team. Even baseball managers lie in the interview too. Have you guys watched the interview from ex manager for the Boston Red Sox? He admitted that every coaches, and mangers have to be the best liar in the interview or they wont have the job.

  589. By Larsonfamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    coaches*

  590. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Ok no point being real with LarsonFamily. Has no sense of reality.

  591. By Larsonfamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Likewise. As long I know Joe Webb will not be a qb number 2. Period.

  592. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Best Player Available

  593. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    LarsonFamily if Webb is the #2 QB for the Vikings will you quit the blog?

  594. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Hey LarsonFamily – I’ve been wondering, is your wife ever wrong?

  595. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

  596. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Listen to what he said. He said all managers, coaches always lie in the interview and they have to be the best at it or they wont have the job.

  597. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Worst show on ESPN…

  598. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    That’s not what I said I said if Joe Webb is the #2 QB for the Vikings will you quit the blog. Need something to look forward too.

  599. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    …or does your wife not exist today?

  600. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer- I dont care if it is the worst show on ESPN as long he is telling us how coaches works and how they do it in interview. It is the same concept as what NFL coaches do in the interview. They tend to lie so that the other teams wont take advantage of it. Same philosphy with how we are going to draft Claiborne, are we really going to get him? Maybe, maybe not. Fraizer is doing that to throw the other teams off the map by thinking we will get him. Maybe it is Kalil, maybe it somebody else. They will not tell you who they will draft.

    God you are a little boy who have no clue how the nfl organziatons works. I feel sorry for you.

  601. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    LarsonFamily – You really shouldn’t say such things about God…

  602. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    What if he lied about lying?

  603. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Calm down Larson, all I said was its the worst show on ESPN. There was nothing to made out of it.

  604. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    WHY CAN’T WEEEE BE FRIEEEEEENDS,

    WHY CAN’T WEEEEEE BE FRIEEEEEENDS,

    OH WHY CAN’T WEEE BE FRIENDS,

    WHY CAN’T WEEE-EEEEEE BE FRIENDS???

  605. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I am not even hyped up yet.

  606. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Now we got Randy Newman in here tonight…this place just keeps getting crazier…

  607. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Sometimes I don’t speak too bright
    but yet I know what I’m talking about

    Why can’t we be friends?
    Why can’t we be friends?
    Why can’t we be friends?
    Why can’t we be friends?

  608. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Aw, Parody, I’m disappointed.

    Eric Burden and War

  609. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I dont see anyone wants to make friends in here do ya? Northwood?

  610. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry – it felt wrong when I posted it…too late to take it back though

  611. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Not me that I know of.

  612. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Wow. Chris Kluwe went off on Twitter. I would post it, but its filled with profanity.

  613. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Larson, were you being honest when you said ASL was your primary language?

  614. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Parody was right on one count- this place gets crazier and crazier. Maybe we could go live and be syndicated.

  615. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Yes. Why?

  616. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    It is true that coaches do a lot of talking in circles, specifically avoiding giving away their plans– they are much like politicians in that regard.

  617. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you Titus.

  618. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    SPencer – Yea, I think he’s been going off about that for a while. But he basically said that the people whining about the penalties put on the Saints are disgusting, because they are in effect saying that they support people who break the rules and break the law.

  619. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Larson- Whats the difference between there, their, and they’re?

  620. By Pachendrix on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Claiborne will be awesome. But Kalil is the answer. Kalil will not only help Ponder get the job done, he will help AP. We already have a QB for the next 10-15 years. All we have to do is help him stay healthy, and give him time for the play to develop. If we draft Claiborne we will get a shut down corner who will greatly help us, specially in divisional games. But that also means Ponder will have to make something happen in less than 2 seconds or else he’ll get raped by the D-Line. It also means that each time they send a full blitz toward AP, he’ll have less chances of getting much needed yardage. So again, Claiborne is a great choice, but Kalil will make our offense a lot better. If not, then not Ponder, not Webb and not even Peyton Manning will be able to make a play with the way our O-Line is playing. Bottom line, Kalil is our guy, and he will be for the next 12-13 years.

  621. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Titus – That is why I don’t understand why coaches are required to be in so many press interviews. Most of what they press is asking is about the coach’s plans, but they KNOW he doesn’t want to release them to the media. It’s annoying, and forces the coaches to be put into the same pot as our politicians!

    The difference is that we expect the politicians to be straight forward with us, and tell us the complete truth. Doing that is detrimental to the purpose of being an NFL coach!

  622. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Heres something I dont get about this “youth movement.”

    Jared Allen turns 30 next month and is due $25 million over the next two years. If the plan is to get young, build through the draft and not pay ridiculous sums to players that won’t be around to help when our young players mature, then why are we keeping JA? Wouldn’t it have made sense to trade JA for picks and use the money to sign premier FAs that were 4-5 yrs younger than JA?

    Would the Vikings have signed JA to his current contract if he was an FA this year? I think not. Then why would you keep him under his current contract?

  623. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, that is why I don’t watch many pressers– I watched a lot in 09 and 10 because we had done so well (and had such high hopes in 10) and we all wanted as much Vikings coverage as possible.

  624. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Ah, thank you Larsonfamily– I did not know you were ASL but I am not surprised– it is obvious to me you are a lot more intelligent than what the average Joe might judge by some of your errors. I have worked with a lot of ESL students and on occasion ASL, which for everyone on the blog is in ways, much like a foreign language. In fact, it is more than that– most languages are leaned through aural perception, but ASL is sight and gesture– and writing is especially tricky. Larson actually writes very well. I hope I got it right Larson, I only know what I know through second-hand knowledge– I do not know ASL.

  625. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – I agree with that argument, to an extent.

    Jared is the icon of our defense right now, so it’s going to be tough for owners and coaches to defend a choice to trade him away. Fans would be furious.

    Also, Jared has two years left on his contract. From what I’ve seen, players are generally traded in the final year of their contract. Although, I don’t think Jared’s trade value will be any higher than it is right now, the trade could still be a consideration next year. I wouldn’t care for it, but if the team finds a way to bring in a stellar young replacement for him with the trade, then I will be able to accept it.

  626. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Because it explains your language use. Sentence construction, verb modifiers…..I studied languages – speak 4 different ones, and now I am an OTR, doing rehab and occasionally working close with SLPs on retraining language skills, so I recognize pattern usage, both correct and incorrect.

    I see by what you write that you are quite well-educated, but that you didn’t get the benefit of growing up hearing and speaking English that most kids do – therefore, you perceive English differently than most.

    People who don’t understand that will simply think that your incorrect syntax means you’re uneducated.

  627. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Jared is a beast and he would be for the next 10 years. I wouldn’t worry about hiim for a while but I think we might as well want to trade Adrian Peterson. It is hard to be the same Adrian as he was before the surgery occured. After the surgery, he will have to face fear, and he will less likely make the same moves he made the last 6 years. I would give up AP for a 2 1st round pick to improve our O-Line.

  628. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Jared is a beast and he will be for the next 10 years

  629. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    And, I think a few people need to man up and apologize, if you are the kind of person who would accept an apology.

  630. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    We need to keep some of the talent around to mentor the young’uns.

  631. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Amen Northwoods.

  632. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you Titus, I appreicated it and you are defeinitely correct.

  633. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you Northwood. My english is not my primary langauage and I am trying my best to suits you.

  634. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

  635. By TNELS19 on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Why not Blackmon at #3?!?!

  636. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I’m sorry, but that doesn’t make much sense to me. Please explain how I am misleading myself:

    If you are unable to hear what others are saying, then wouldn’t you do a lot of your learning by reading? The more you read, the better you should be at repeating the same style of writing with quality. The only way this falls apart that I can think of is if he learned to read in a different language from English, but the A in ASL precludes that possibility.

  637. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    …..stepping down from soapbox…..

  638. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Furthermore – Isn’t closed captioning intended for those who are deaf? Every time I watch something with closed captioning, it has much better writing skills than I’ve seen from Larson…it just doesn’t add up.

  639. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Ughh….I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE !!!!! Enough about BLACKMON !!! Hes NOT TOP 3 TALENT, PERIOD. NO IF ANDS OR BUTS!

  640. By SUPERVIKINGMAN on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s one for ya. I don’t care for either pick. I say draft a WIDE receiver first, but I’m always for picking the BEST player available. No matter what position. The NFL of today requires big bodies on the line. If they have downfield blocking abilities thats a plus. The Vikes should be filling those defender spots right now during free agency. You need veterans in those positions. That said, I like everything about Chris Cook except for his off the field problems. He is a good example of how young talent needs time in a position to develop and become dominant. For an organization that seems to have a lot of people making decisions, it sure seems like there are very few good and aggressive decisions being made. As a fan, I don’t get my hopes up, but I’m pretty confident we are sitting in the middle of mediocrity.

  641. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    And actually, Larsonfamily your syntax is barely an issue-your syntax is the best I have seen when working with ASL students– and I work at the university with students writing paper. The only recurrent issues I see are verb conjugation and number agreement. I highly doubt many on this blog could write another language with the same fluency.

  642. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    As a secondary language, English to him is not as important as sign language. Larson most likely “speaks” impeccable sign language, because he learned it first, and therefore prefers it and uses it more.

    Imagine if you started learning a new language Parody – be it sign language or a foreign language – even after many years of instruction you are still going to make many grammatical and spelling and agreement mistakes.

  643. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Closed captioning is performed by someone with excellent typing skills.

    Have you ever noticed that after a few minutes the captions start having more and more typos? Then it clears up for another few minutes? That is because they are performing simultaneous translation of the commentary. Your brain can only attend and process to something like that for so long. When they reach mental exhaustion, another typist steps in and takes up the commentary until THEY reach mental fatigue, then another. As an Interpreter, we would work in 3 or 4-man teams doing simultaneous.

  644. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    And, most of the time, you “know” if you need an article, or to improve syntax or make a change in word choice by the sound of it, whether you vocalize it or not. Language is learned aurally — and it is a long trial and error as a baby. You may be speaking long before your parents understand you, but you learn by hearing them, not by reading a book. And when you begin reading, people read aloud to you. Back a few centuries, all reading was done outloud- even when you were alone–

  645. By Adam Angove on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    We should not take the cb with the 3rd pick in the the draft. When the kalil is the better pick at three by far. Case closed.

  646. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Actually, a lot of closed captioning is not done live, Northwoods. I applied a couple times for such a job (but the pay is not great) — you are writing for programs in much the same way an editor works on a book– And as far as I know, most closed captioning is written by “hearing” individuals.

  647. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I actually have 3 languages. I speak english, I uses ASL and ESL. (English Sign Language) Typically I preffered ESL to help translated my ASL into english so I can improved my english writing. It is pretty difficult but I am surprised my english has caught your attention. Usually there wasn’t a problem til the last couple days lol.

  648. By Matt on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    We need to take Kalil and this is why. Although Claibourne is an excellent player and even I wanted the Vikings to take him right after the end of the season. However, Matt Kalil is the better option because improving the Vikings O-Line is a lot more important than its secondary right now. Yes I realize that the secondary was horrid, but we need to protect Ponder. The NFC North has Rodgers, Stafford, and Cutler and all 3 of those QBs are excellent. We need to develop Ponder so he can keep up with other teams.

    It doesn’t matter how good our secondary is because Aaron Rodgers will still put up insane stats, and we can only beat that by getting points of our own. Look at the Packers/Patriots secondaries, they were both terrible but because of their potent offense it made up for poor secondaries (granted it wasn’t enough to win it all yet even the Giants had the 28th ranked pass D). The other thing is that these teams had respectable O-lines of their own. This is why we need Matt Kalil to protect Ponder and open up holes for AP so we can get chances to score and keep up with other teams.

  649. By Shawn on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Kluwe is #1 in my book. I love his unapologetic use of free speech and his willingness to publicly say what we all feel. Favre was under attack and the refs did nothing but its time for the league to do something

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Zulgad_Chris_Kluwe_thinks_Jonathan_Vilma_should_be_banned_from_NFL032212?t=2

  650. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Closed Captions does not help at all. For one they are way behind from what their conversations been stated. Two, they cut alot of sentence structures to shorten it up Three, Half of the conversations they said in a movie, and tv is missing. It is like I have to use my own imgaination to understand the whole conclusions of what it is about.

  651. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Now that I understand more, I am sorry LarsonFamily. I was noticing your errors every time you posted, but just called it out the other day because I was getting sick of your “I’m always right” attitude. That kind of extreme arrogance doesn’t sit well with me, regardless of how close to accurate it may be.

  652. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Now that I understand more, I am sorry LarsonFamily. I was noticing your errors every time you posted, but just called it out the other day because I was getting sick of thge relentless “I’m always right” messages you were posting. That kind of extreme arrogance doesn’t sit well with me, regardless of how close to accurate it may be.

  653. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Lol I am just trying to be a smart-ass, Parody.

  654. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    SOrry for the double post – it didn’t show for me the first time.

  655. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I use closed caption when I cycle indoors during the winter so I can “hear” over my trainer– it’s not too bad on movies- once in a while a word is not written. If I watch a movie in a foreign language that I understand, though, that is quite different– they often mistranslate.

  656. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Well you were getting the ass part of it done very well. Don’t try so hard, and I’m sure the smart will start shining through.

  657. By mike richer on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I believe taking the left tackle is mor important. Improve the lines first. It will take some pressure off the secondary if we can get to the QB quicker and protect ours longer. Kalil should be the first pick, that is my vote.

  658. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Larson, I thought I was pretty good at speaking German until I went to Germany.

    There are a lot of voice-recognition software products on the market now, and some of them are getting pretty good and are replacing live transcriptionists, but they still have trouble deciphering someone with an accent or who swallows word endings.

    And yes, Titus, the CC transcriptionists are able to hear – can you imagine it if they relied on lip reading?

  659. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Anyone else starting to see a glimmer of hope for the season? Who’s the CB visiting – Carr? How does he stack up?

  660. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I am very well lip-reading. It does helps improved my speaking ability too.

  661. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    But when you turn your face to the other side or sideway. I am in trouble.

  662. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Most movies tend to do that. The best places for me to watch is News where the reporter speaks towards to the cameara. That helps alot but otherwise I’ll have to stick with closed captions and hoping the words will follow. Does anybody watch Switch at Birth TV show?

  663. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Northwoods – Carr was released by the Ravens after a back injury limited his play. Apparantly he would only be considered for the Nickel spot, and as a return specialist.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ycn-11144386

    I don’t think that he would add enough to our team. We need another starting CB to play opposite Cook on every down. We already have Winfield for the Nickel spot. We don’t yet have anyone on the team yet who has proven he can take on the #1 and #2 WRs on every down. Hopefully we find that man early in the draft.

  664. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Anybody watched Switch at Birth?

  665. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Well, bedtime for me.

    Hope things get a little ‘nicer’ now that the air is cleared. Unfortunately if you keep spewing that babble about Webb being a cruddy QB you’re going to keep getting picked on.

    He’s no Joe Montana, but he’s no Jamarcus Russel either.

    Night all.

  666. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I watch very little TV– lots of DVDs. The only time I really watch TV is sports, especially football–

  667. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    lol. I never liked Joe Webb and it was Brad Childress worst draft picks he has ever drafted. He is doing the same thing he has done with Tarvaris Jackson. Vikings need to clean up Brad Childress mess and start a new one.

  668. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Northwoods, I hear you– I studied French formally for 8 years and then quite a lot on my own, but it had been a while — so when I was in Paris a few years ago, it took me a week or so to get back to speed.

  669. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, that sounds exactly like the type of player Spielman is signing right now. Injury – CHECK. Plays a position we already have someone for – CHECK.

  670. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    And that was not full speed.

  671. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    You should watch Switch at Birth on Tuesday 6 or 7 pm I belive. There is an actors in there that are profound deaf. The TV show is pretty extremely popular than the other TV shows. It is worth to watch if you are interested.

  672. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    The more I think about the bounty scandal. I don’t think the NFL was hard enough on the Saints. An indefinate suspension doesn’t mean permanent. Greg Williams should be banned from the NFL. Sean Payton suspended indefinately for knowing and lying about the scandal and same with the GM.

  673. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I am not sold on your idea on Webb Larsonfamily– he can play– whether he will ever be a starter QB, that is a big question. But I think you are right– we will trade him at the end of the season.

  674. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    French was fun – lived there for a short while, NO YA DOVOL’NO LUCHSHE GOVOR’YU PO RUSKIJ. RABOTAL RUSKIM PEREVODCHIKOM 10 LET POKA SLUZHIL V VVS S-SH-A. POSETIL MOSKVU NESKOL’KO RAZ.

  675. By Shawn on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Webb is #2 in my book.

  676. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Larson, that sounds like a good show– I was switched at birth. I am really a Caesar.

  677. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Webb will be traded at the end of the season if he has any values in it. If not, he will be released is all I can accustomed to. According to the Vikings they will use him any positions as they can to increase his values so they can use something out of him.

  678. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Carr would only be an upgrade to Asher Allen I am not sure he would add that much to the team. I have very little confidence right now about the Vikings putting a competitive team on the field. We will see how the rest of FA goes and the Draft.

  679. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Yea Northwoods, but how often do you have two nickel backs on the field at the same time? Two TE sets are becomming more popular in the NFL, so that signing is no problem for me. Schwartz was a good signing because we just cut both starting guards. The others were signed for depth, which arguably could be done just fine post-draft, but I think Frazier wanted to make certain he had an insurance plan in place in case AP and Toby aren’t ready for the beginning of the season.

  680. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Mike – individual player penalties have yet to be levvied. More investigation to be done.

    I still think their 2 draft picks should be awarded to the Vikes and the Cards. Not fair to the 2 college players that won’t get drafted because of the Saints.

  681. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Larson, I agree there– they will display Webb’s talents and get a decent trade for him.

  682. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Backup QBs have very little value in the NFL. If he truly thinks he can be a starting QB, he should be asking for a trade now. There are teams looking for starting QBs.

  683. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I like the Hilliard and Carlson signings – needed to fill Kleinsasser and Schiancoe’s spots.

  684. By Meekay on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I’m optimistic about APs return. He’s got a good attitude and I doubt he’ll be satisfied with anything less than great. Plus if the O-line improves I think he’ll be even better.

  685. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Ugh. Gotta get up in 5 hours. Night.

  686. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Larson – I disagree that Webb will be cut if we can’t get a trade offer for him. I think that the team will be smart enough to see the value in keeping him through his rookie contract if they can’t trade him. At the end of his contract then, they just let him walk and hope he succeeds enough with his new team to give us a decent compensatory pick.

  687. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you Titus. That is what I’ve been trying to preaching him about. More likely he will be used as a WR, KR, or something that he will “spark”out of it and then used his “spark” to advertising it to the teams to get something out of him.

  688. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Northwoods – It doesn’t remove picks from the draft, it just moves everyone up in the order. That’s part of what the compensatory picks are used for. Every year, the league hands out 32-compensatory picks. They start by giving them to teams who lost good players to free agency. Whatever is left after that is treated as an 8th-round. They go back to the team at the front of the draft and start giving out the remaining picks in order until 32 compensatory picks have been awarded.

  689. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Parody- Maybe I used the word “cut” in the wrong way. I actually meant he is either traded or being released as a free man as to wheenver he wants to go to. I was little over exerggrated about him getting cut.

  690. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    @LarsonFamily I disagree the Vikings are going to use him for #2 QB. They have used him wildcat options, and with Sage on board they will continue to do that. But when Ponder goes down. Webb will be in there you can take that to the bank. What will happen to him after his rookie contract is done has more to do with how well Ponder plays than how Joe Webb plays.

  691. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Larson – If you’re saying he leaves the team at the end of this year no matter what, I disagree with you. If you’re saying that we will not offer him a new contract, and that we will trade him if at all possible, then we are on the same page.

  692. By Mike B. on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    time to call it a night
    good night all

  693. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I dont believe he would be used as much as he used to be. Ponder has been improving alot and remember we did not have OTA or summer training like we are going to have this year. Ponder did magenficent job being a QB without the OTA and summrt training. You got to give him some credits for that.

  694. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I just lost a post– now what did I say?

  695. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with that, but Webb is too much of a freak athelete to sit on the bench all year. I want to see the coaches get creative and make good use of him every game. It will help the team, and it will improve his trade value. Sounds like a win all around to me.

  696. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I said Ponder, potential, O Line, hesitancy, sh-ell shocked, hm, what was it that triggered the censorship?

    Okay, the culprit is above– cause this won’t post either.

    Oh, I am a bit out of practice– it was sh-ell, I am sure.

  697. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Titus – You weren’t trying to say that somebody got something händed to them? That’s the newest cuss word I’ve learned on this site…still can’t figure out its meaning…

  698. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    YEP.

  699. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Parody- I agree he does have some freak of nature atlhete but I dont agree it is the QB position he has but I more than likely belive that he has more althete as an all around player which means it could be any positions. It might be WR, PR, KR, or even something to do with speical team. That is what Vikings is looking out of to build his values so we can trade him for something that we need for the future.

  700. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    My yep was about my post, no I was handing it to anyone– it may be that word denotes violence?

  701. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    athlete*

  702. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    LarsonFamily – I think that he himself is convinced that he can succeed at QB, and his passion is at that position. If that’s the case, then it is in the best interest both for him and for his trade value if his skills at QB are highlighted. I don’t think teams will be very interested in a trade for a WR who’s convinced that he’s a QB.

  703. By Shawn on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    its because sh’ell contains he’ll

  704. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Yep, Shawn.

  705. By Shawn on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I think Joe Webb should be given 2-3 drives per game. From the start of the drive to whenever it ends or however it ends whether it be 3 and out or a 6 minute TD drive.

  706. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, you certainly don’t want to buy a bird that thinks it’s a dog.

  707. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t even know if that made sense– my attempt at humor.

  708. By LarsonFamily on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    Parody- I guess we have 2 different opinions. Can we hold on to it until the end of the season? lol

  709. By Parody on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    It was funny to me Titus, you just have to imagine what a bird that thinks it’s a dog would do:

    He’d see the cat and try to chase her. Then the cat would see the bird, and let him catch her…and then start looking for desert.

  710. By will on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    this is a gm smoke screen vikings not gonna pick claiborne, they have set up there offensive line with johnson and Schwartz as guards only thing missing is LT now and they have been looking at CB now if terrence newman is still out there grab him for a 1yr deal and start working on your safties and LB’s

  711. By VegasVike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    @titus- did you just say “yep” ?

  712. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    YEP

  713. By sunnyazvike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    should we use ponder as #1 quarterback, and if we are leading by more than 10 points in the 3rd or 4th. We should switch to Joe webb, and become more of a run and shoot and kill the clock… I wish football worked like that, would be exciting to have to offenses that could be used for a specific purpose.

  714. By sunnyazvike on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    to* = two last sentence… my bad

  715. By mad1dem on Mar 22, 2012 | Reply

    vikings are goin to host cris carr soon so now all we need is LBs and Ss if he signs and the rest can come in the draft right..

  716. By Johnny on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I think the Vikings would take Claiborne over Kalil because it makes the most sense. They can solidify the defensive backfield and still grab a quality left tackle with the number 2 pick. To get a top notch corner is much harder than finding a solid left tackle.

    Now what I think the Vikings will really do is trade down a few spots too pick up an extra number 2 in this years draft. If they do this then look for them to take Kalil if he is still there, Clairborne I think will be gone first, but if Kalil isn’t still on the board look for them to take a CB first and then in second round a left tackle and a wideout.

    The Vikes new GM is doing a great job he’s showing patience in free agency and has 10 picks in this years draft to build depth maybe more if he trades for some more pics. Also he is very hard to read keeping other Gm’s wondering what the Vikes are doing with the #3 pick which keeps the value of that pic hot for possibe trades. Minnestota f

  717. By dremaniac on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I mean this is pretty much a no brainer to pick up Kahlil in the draft. We just got rid of steve hutchinson, decreasing our line that play like division 2 college players. Im tired of turning on the tv on sunday to find a less than average football line(among other things). If Ponder is a sleeper quarterback(dont get your hopes up as the vikings organization said Tavaris Jackson was as well) and is our “franchise” quarterback, then we need to protect him. Also, keep in mind that linemen dont only pass block, but run block. AP is one of the greatest runningbacks ever and if you dont give him blockers and hand the ball to him all the time with an unproductive qb, than the defense doesnt respect the pass and puts 8 men in the box. When that happens, running backs are bound to get ACL tears and injuries. Antoine Winefield is more than sufficient at CB. In fact, if you check the statistics, he performs better the Derrell Revis when he is healthy. In my opinion the vikings need depth at safty positions, along with changing their cover 2 defense scheme. is it just me or are they constantly giving up the big plays, and in the seams. Cover 3 is what we need, because we have a SOLID 7 man front. I mean SOLID. I digress. This draft is for lineman and recievers, and leave the CB to free agency.

  718. By Gunner on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Does anyone think if a team was to gets the first 10 players off the board they could win the superbowl in the first year?

  719. By New Vike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Did I read that right? Antoine Winfield is better than Revis? C’mon man. The Vikes dont need depth at the safety position…they need 2 real starters at the safety positions. I dont think Spielman is fooling any other GM’s around the league with this talk about left tackles not being important. The pick is Kalil and I wouldnt be suprised if they are close to aggreeing on the parameters of a contract right now…

  720. By MO_Shutdowncorner2012 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    bucs coaches talking with me but not so fast. would luv to start day1 and return kickoffs for tdowns

  721. By MO_Shutdowncorner2012 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    quick surgery comin up soon.peace out purple peeps

    http://blogs.nfl.com/2012/03/22/claiborne-shows-off-at-lsu-pro-day/?module=HP11_headline_stack

  722. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Larson, im sorry. But that doesnt excuse the fact that you said Joe Webb is the worst QB in NFL History. ASL or not, you were out of line for saying that.

  723. By dumbest on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Tackle or Corner? Lost leads last year says Corner. But loosing our line over contracts changes the equation. It is too late to do the smart thing and loose another game last year, when the loosing was easy. We need rebuild picks. Predictable teams are loosers, so do the predictable and get the OT. This way we might be in a position to bargain next time like the Rams did. The linemen make or break a team, even if the glory lands elsewhere. I will miss Kleinsasser.

  724. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    After signing a point guard to a 3-year contract, I think it’s a stretch to call the Vikes “predictable” right now.

  725. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    And Dumbest? “Loose” means your pants fall off because they aren’t tight enough. “Lose” means you didn’t win.

  726. By Duty Bound on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    LarsonFamily=Greatest Loudmouth, Know-it-all Anti-Joe Webb, Worthless piece of trash to ever roam on the Vikings Web Site..

    Go Home, DirtBag! Someone WILL find you, the sooner the better!!

  727. By OkViking on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I watched the combine and I saw alot of good DBs that could be taken in later rounds what I didnt see was that many LTs on Kalil’s level. The Vikings are a running team and Kalil will help us do that. Fleming from OU and many others that real good at the combine can be got in later rounds and dont forget we have to picks in the third round we can load up on DBs and hope one or more of them turn out to be good thats what has worked for New England over the years. Speilman if you read this “KALIL”

  728. By LarsonFamily on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Duty Bound must be Spencer. Although I am not afraid of you. The Joe Webb debate is a fact and he will never get an opportunity to play on the field as a QB whatsoever. C.Ponder is to good to let Webb play on the field.

  729. By iaVIKE on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    We’ve gotta find a way to utilize Webb as a receiver, he could be such a threat. Physical body, can jump outta the dome, great hands, and can stretch the defense. If he doesn’t play much receiver after this off season then we know he just can’t do it, cause I would think they’re trying to convert him

  730. By Duty Bound on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Surprise! Wrong again, Dirtbag…Try T.O…

  731. By LarsonFamily on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Can’t be, he is my a-s-s kisser!

  732. By tom n j on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    everybody get a life, the vikings will pick who they have chosen a month ago

  733. By douglas on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Why is JUSTIN BLACKMON out of the picture…. we have ONE good slot receiver in PERCY HARVIN. SHOULD NEVER released #74 and #76 POOR DECISIONS ON VIKINGS part whos Making these moves. We are not even in the running for making it to the superbowl.

  734. By Justin Blackmon To the vikes on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Follow me on twiiter if You think Vikes are making all the wrong moves
    @Downtown005

  735. By deanathome on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Kalill,Kalill,Kalill,Khalill,and by the way,did I say the vikes need to draft Kalill?It will be easier to get a good wr and cb in the mid rounds than it will be to find a GREAT tackle in the same slots.We need to draft Matt Kalill with our first pick..Really its a no brainer in my opinion…..

  736. By Norseforce84 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Actually, I think the Vikes cant go wrong with either Kahlil, Cliaborne, or Blackmon…But my REAL hope is that either the Browns or Dolphins just start going crazy over Tannyhill and offer us something to good to pass up…..With that scenario, we would still get 1 of the 3 and more picks!!!

  737. By Wieland on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I want Kalil, no questions. He will be the Adrian Peterson of offensive linemen: big, strong, athletic, and plays mean. It would be nice to have a guy that makes Julius Peppers afraid to come to Minnesota every year.

  738. By Bigfan1 on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Ranked 26th in the NFL in the secondary it makes the most sense.

  739. By jason1098 on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t believe anyone thinks kalil at 3 is a waste, becase we don’t have WRs We have WRs there just not very good,but a QB with time to throw can make them a little better.However i don’t care if you,ve got jerry rice and randy moss a QB can’t throw the ball layin on his back.The viks have ignored the CB position for years now one more won’t hurt.I think we have a good coach its just a shame no one above him has a clue about football who hired rick spielman anyway I think Ziggy and Rick are California Dreamin its sad i,ve been a viks fan for 30 years about ready to give up you can only take so much disapointment!!!!!!!

  740. By vikings draft expert on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    get rid of ponder and start joe web, then pick claiborne over kalil

  741. By kyle on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Claiborne all day!!!! i’d rather have an experienced lineman than develop one that has some skills. Not saying kalil isn’t good but we need a big time pass defender. Claiborne is one of those types of CB’s that shuts down one side of the field and he has the capability of doing that from day one. That’s what we need when is the last time we had that?

  742. By Ekolu on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil kills 2 birds w/one stone. They would move Charlie Johnson to the RG spot and make this unit ready to compete. Claiborne although a returner as well as a CB, could make the Defensive background ready to compete as well. But, the difference is that the CB class is the deepest position in the draft and the Vikes may consider even going WR before CB. So, I’m convinced the Vikes go with OT Matt Kalil.

  743. By TheValentine84 on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Ekolu, I would argue that WR is more deep in this draft than CB. I would say:
    - Take khalil (shore up 2 O-line spots)
    - Take CB
    - Take WR
    - Take Safety/LB
    - Then start searching for depth at various postitions

  744. By purplegoldman on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Look, The Rams want WR Blackmon. The Vike’s should offer to swap there #3 for the rams 2nd round # 2 and flip flop there 3rd Round from 3 to 2 with the rams. Let the rams choose between Khalil, claiborne and Blackmon. The rams only have to give up one of there 2nd round picks , the #2 pick to move back up to the 1rst round # 3. This would allow the Vike’s to take M Floyd in the 1rst round. OT Johnatan smith and S Harrison Smith in the 2nd rond and CB Chase Minnifield in the 3rd round. This is very doable and would give the Vike’s Three more pro bowlers in the near future. M Floyd is the best WR in this draft, He has all the talent of J Blackmon , But Blackmon lacks the size of an elite WR. Floyd has it all, and time will prove he is the best WR in this draft.

  745. By purplegoldman on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    i Meant Johnathan Martin in the 2nd round.

  746. By Robert Grffith on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    I hope they go for Kalil and make a trade with the Eagles for Samuel.

  747. By take kalil on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    morris is good at cover but he suck at tackle. id take tyrann mathieu next yr.

  748. By Andrew on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Robert Grffith I was just gonna say the same thing… for me experience is key for a CB, picking up a rookie can be risky. Trade for Samuel, draft Kalil.

  749. By vikesfansteve on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    I think that win against the Redskins was the most costly Vikings victory ever.

  750. By wtf on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Robert Griffith are you kidding? samuel is too old.

  751. By Toby on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    i think we should get BLACKMON … then draft a db in the 2nd round….. from there we can spend the rest of the draft on offensive line and other well needed areas…. WE NEED A GAME-BREAKER BESIDES HARVIN AND PETERSON !!!!!!!!! when you have several weapons to use it keeps the defense from keying on just ap or harvin… c’mon folks… think about it !!!

  752. By tpipesonguitar on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    CB’s are usually a bust. nothing can stop a passer in todays nfl. Its time to be a trend setter and come up with a better zone coverage. man doesnt work these days. dont care how good you are. two 5,000 yard passers in this division alone. football will go under. as they play into the hands of there favorite demagraphic (wich is females). And forget the demagraphic that made them. its arena football out there. Plus the lawsuits from concussed players. NFL is starting to suck. and goodell is to blame. Dont like that guy. bring back the run and stop the absured passing game. The NFL will peak and fall. then we sould see the return of FOOTBALL!

  753. By hunter on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    I think they got to go Kalil. i would not be mad with Blackmon or Claiborne but ponder was sacked a bunch last year and had to run around alot. they need to keep him up. and ur telling me their going to not draft Kalil when they let go of 2 starting guards? then what will ur line be johnson lt then that schwartz guy from carolina then sully then berger and loadholt? that would be so bad. they need to develope Ponder by taking Kalil and also possibly a WR in the 2nd round if no CB is worth that pick. they do need to adress the secondary but they need to help out there QB first before be gets bad habbits and turns to a bust. they need to help him early on in his career.

  754. By XXVIKINGSFANNXX on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings have no receivers!! We need a deep threat. Our problem last year is we could not score!!! Draft Blackman!

  755. By RL on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    I’d feel better about Claiborne if he had a faster 40 time. I’d rather we pick Kalil.

  756. By Claiborne = spielman gone on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    This offseason has been the most pathetic football operation from a team. In the history of the nfl. Rick speilman it is amazing how you aren’t already fired but if you do not draft the best most guaranteed nfl ready player in the draft (kalil) then you are gone. Honestly I wouldn’t let speilman be the general manage a girls softball team let alone an nfl team. One of the biggeset free agencys in history and who do we get John Carlson. John Carlson. Something needs to change soon we have the best running back in the nfl and the worst offense of line and were talking about drafting a corner there were plenty of corners in free agency but were not smart enough to go get someone like Carr or porter. If they don’t draft kalil it will be the lAst straw and I wouldn’t blame a p if he wanted to leave.

  757. By QBKilla on Mar 26, 2012 | Reply

    Dont be dumb, Get Kalil and worry about us scoring touchdowns. The Pats had the worst D in the League and still made it to the big stage. Sure sign a few free agents get our defense from a D- to a C or whatever but DRAFT KALIL!

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