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Most Minnesotans Support Downtown Minneapolis Stadium Proposal, Poll Says

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 23, 2012 – 3:24 pm

The following information was taken from a press release issued by Home Field Advantage on Friday.

More than 60 percent of Minnesotans support the proposed new Vikings stadium on the existing Metrodome site, according to a new statewide poll commissioned by Home Field Advantage, a consortium of Minneapolis business and community leaders.

The poll – conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc., of Washington, D.C. – asked a random sampling of 1,000 Minnesotans this week whether they would support or oppose a stadium financed with state gambling and existing revenues, along with a major contribution by the Vikings.

The response: 61 percent voiced support, 30 percent were opposed and 9 percent said they were undecided about the proposed deal, which has the backing of Gov. Mark Dayton and is currently under consideration by Minnesota legislators. The poll, conducted March 16 to 19, carries a margin error of plus or minus 3.2 percent.

“The results of this poll confirm that the majority of Minnesotans want a new Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis,” said Sam Grabarski, president of the Minneapolis Downtown Council and spokesman for Home Field Advantage.

Todd Klingel, president of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce and a member of Home Field Advantage, said the poll results send a clear message to state lawmakers.

“It’s important that the Legislature work with Minneapolis officials and the Vikings to get this deal done,” said Klingel, referring to the stadium financing proposal.

The deal would require the football team’s owners to pay half of the stadium’s estimated $975 million cost. Most of the state’s contribution would come from gambling dollars, with no new tax increases or use of general-revenue funds. Minneapolis would chip in $150 million, exclusively from existing city hospitality taxes.

A few of the polls other important findings…

– Across Minnesota, an overwhelming majority of residents consider the Vikings an asset to the state, according to the poll. When asked to rate the importance of the Vikings staying in Minnesota, nearly 72 percent of respondents said that goal is “very important” or “somewhat important.”

– Most Minnesotans also are keeping up with news about the stadium issue. Nearly three-quarters of those polled said they are following the subject “very closely” or “somewhat closely,” with just a fraction – 9 percent – expressing a lack of interest in the stadium debate.

–In Duluth, 60 percent voiced support, versus 29 percent who were opposed. Nearly 11 percent were undecided in Duluth.

– In Rochester, 56 percent said they support the stadium deal, with 40 percent opposed and 4 percent undecided.


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439 Responses to “Most Minnesotans Support Downtown Minneapolis Stadium Proposal, Poll Says”

  1. By Parody on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    So now that the voters want a stadium, will that be enough for our politicians to pull their hands out from under their rears? You want to get re-elected? It looks like you’ll need to approve a stadium for that to occur! Get it done already!!!

  2. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Vote Yes !!!!….GO VIKINGS !!!

  3. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Erin Henderson stays in Minnesota !!!…

    Where he belongs….

  4. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Erin signs a one year …2 million dollar contract…

  5. By Parody on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    It looks like their moving to LA

  6. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Since im from Pennsylvania I have no vote in this- but I will say this….just get a deal done.

  7. By Parody on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone here is smart enough to identify the imposter, right?

    .

    .

    Okay, good. I thought so.

  8. By Ted Brown 23 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I KNOW I WANT THEM HERE!!!!!

  9. By Northern Norseman on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    First off I am glad LB Erin Henderson is back. Loved listening to him on KFAN and he plays with hustle…… great to have him stay in Gods Country.

    Second, lets have a poll instead that asks if people want the “Peoples Stadium” in downtown Minneapolis or in Arden Hills……………. guarantee majority of people would side with Arden Hills! I could have told you that majority of people would prefer to get a stadium built and keep the Vikings in MN but it should be heard on which site do the “people” want the “Peoples Stadium” to go.

    Arden Hills wins in ‘nearly’ every category in terms of what the site can do for the state, the Vikings organization, and most importantly the people.

  10. By Northern Norseman on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Bottom line I really want a stadium to get done and if that means its downtown Minneapolis than I would be more than happy.

    What Im saying is that am I the only one that truly sees the Arden Hills site being an overall better site in multiple categories than downtown Minneapolis???

  11. By Parody on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I gave myself a “unique accent” here…just in case the imposter decides to try to be more creative next time…

  12. By Parody on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Of course, the site was incapable of accepting the accent I threw in there. So I’ll have to stick with my original identifier. I doubt the imposter will be smart enough to figure that out anyways.

  13. By Parody on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Northern Norseman – Not in the least!

    I would much prefer the Arden Hills site. It’s more beneficial to the state because it removes the problem left behind by the ammunitions plant, and creates an incentive for the state to grow out rather than trying to continue to overcrowd Minneapolis.

    It’s beneficial to the fans because it allows MUCH more room for parking & tailgating, and restaurants and other stores that can build on game-day activities. Plus, the annoyance of fighting traffic will be significantly reduced.

    All this seems like it would lead to better profits for the team and the state. Too bad politicians don’t know what it takes to make money any more…

  14. By Northlander on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    All three of my kids are huge Vikings fans! Does their vote count? Win or lose we bleed purple!!!!

  15. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Parody….please tell me youre not implying it was me?

    But anyways, guess where we’re ranked in the power rankings? I’ll give you a hint, its not pretty.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/56065/espn-coms-nfl-pre-draft-power-rankings

  16. By Parody on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    No Spencer. There were two big mistakes the imposter made. I am sure that the smart bloggers can identify them both, one of which is likely to repeat every time the imposter attempts to be me.

  17. By Northern Norseman on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody

    Thanks and that was very well stated.

    Also, It bothers me soooo much when citizens of the state do not want the state at all to throw in money for the stadium and they always say “Why should Minnesota help make the rich get richer?”. Even the state itself feels the same way.

    Now I will attack this last paragraph……

    First, the whole making making the rich richer statement is absolutely absurd. Even KFAN had a good segment that ripped into people about this subject. Its quite obvious that the owner would get richer…….. why in the world else do think they are doing it?!?! Do you think Steve Jobs created Apple just to break even? Do you think Bill Gates of Microsoft invested billions in creating a system to break into the gaming industry call the XBOX just to BREAK EVEN or JUST FOR FUN?!?! You have to be kidding me!? Of course they will make more money off a stadium.

    Second, it is again absurd to think the Wilfs should pay for the whole stadium. Sure they can but they only use the stadium for 10-12 days of the year (barring a pro soccer team). There are 300+ events a year that are not related to football at all that the state would make money on.

    Lastly, I can’t believe the state feels like it shouldnt help or invest in a new (not Vikings stadium but a…) “Peoples Stadium”! You have to spend money to make money…. there is no way around it! The state wants to benefit but not invest. If they invest they will make way more in return. Spend money to make money…. it’s called an investment!

    Sorry it’s long but I needed to rant.

  18. By Northern Norseman on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Wait…. there is an imposter Parody?? A fake??

  19. By Parody on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Yes, and beyond that, it was the worst parody of a parody that I’ve ever seen.

  20. By Northern Norseman on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    So how am I supposed to know which Parody is which? I think Ill just go on as just seeing you as Parody because I would have no way to know.

    Also, why the heck can’t we lock in our names? Odd if you ask me…..

  21. By cor on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    just renewed my season tickets for a bikes team who at best might win 2 games–jax here and cards here,,,,, that’s it people—-we are the new lions ! reality check people !!!!

  22. By cor on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    vikes-sorry- type sad emotions too fast !

  23. By aaron rodgers on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Why do the vikings suck so much at life?

  24. By RichardA1 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Not me, we want a retractable roof, this is just a choice made out of a panic situation, us, just getting a stadium, we will regret it. Lets go back to Arden Hills, with the retractable roof.

  25. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Am I the only one that thinks our offense will be good next year? We finally will have a decent line, which will benefit everyone.

    I think Toby could have a breakout year because last season he remarkable
    IMO. He showed me that he rarely ever goes down on first contact, and that he never gets negative yards. A surprise bonus that comes with Toby is that hes a great hands. Expect Gerhart to be a factor back next season.

    Also due to the improved offensive line, Rudolph and Carlson wont have to spend a majority of their time blocking. We can finally send our athletic TEs on deep post routes. I believe this can be the year where Rudolph starts getting mentoined among
    the best TEs in the game. Hes that talented.

    The final area where we should expect improvement is from Ponder. Sure he had his ups and downs, but he still had a solid year despite having poor o-line play. It seemed like every play he was rushing throws. But now he will have Kalil protecting him, and his favorite receiver to throw to with Harvin. He will be an absolute beast and our MVP next year, Percys going to be a matchup nightmare for every defense. So yea…’experts’ can continue to doubt us, but we all know they are far from the truth.

  26. By KoN on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Aaron, you spend your time on the Vikings blog too? I guess there isn’t much to talk about in Green Bay after such a great season. Too bad your offense completely fell apart in the playoffs once the Giants realized that if they hassle you a little bit (sack you a few times or make you throw a few incompletions) your offense really isn’t even that good. Obviously your defense couldn’t do anything, but I guess that’s what you get with the world’s c o c k i e s t fans.

  27. By KoN on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Completely agree with you Spencer, if we take Kalil we should actually have a really good and better yet, young team. With a few years and an improved defense we could be a real contender to go all the way. It’ll be tough, no doubt, especially since we are in the best division hands down. But I think we’ll have a shot in 3-4 years.

  28. By Northern Norseman on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    @cor

    Renewed my season tickets as well.

    Obviously I prefer the purple to win but either way I have such a blast at the games. So excited to get back!

  29. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    But the place where I have my most concerns is on the defense. Im still not sold on Ballard, and he will most likely be starting next year. Also a guy that I dont understand is Brian Robison. Dont get me wrong, hes a good player but he disappears far too much. I think he went on a 5game sackless streak last year. Moving to MLB, one major question…..who the He|| is going to start there. Im convinced EJ is moving so that leaves a big hole in the most important spot.

    Finally, the secondary. A place that has me nervous is SS, and a #2 CB. We have a solid Nickle corners( Winfield, Sherals, Allen), but we still dont have a #2 corner. For those that say it will be Chris Carr, please. He is not starting CB material.

  30. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1111837-minnesota-vikings-adrian-peterson-and-the-9-greatest-players-in-team-history?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=minnesota-vikings#/articles/1111837-minnesota-vikings-adrian-peterson-and-the-9-greatest-players-in-team-history

  31. By KoN on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Carr played pretty well in the year that he started every game for the Ravens, and I would be OK if the Vikes picked him up cheap on a one year deal. He could start for a year while helping Winfield t teach the young guy that we will most likely get in round 2 or 3.

  32. By Northern Norseman on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Honestly the only person I would take other than Kalil is Claiborn.

    You really cannot go wrong either way…. you can’t.

    It all boils down to how you will attack the rest of the draft and what vision do you want for your team moving forward.

    My favorite side is that now is the time to see if Ponder is THE GUY. Lets do everything possible to put weapons and great players around him to see if he will succeed. Then there will be no excuse like “our o-line is bad”, “there are no WRs to throw to”….. focus on offense and the rest will be on Ponders shoulders. After 3 years we know for sure if we have something or that we need to move on. That leaves us back to the point….. start by taking OT Matt Kalil.

    Taking Claiborn will help the defense far more than one thinks. Suddenly the defense doesn’t have to cover as much grass since Claiborn not only takes out opponents best WR but takes out a chunk of the field. Also, the opposing QBs will hold the ball just that much long allowing the DL to get a sack or disrupt the throw. Add in the fact that he literally has WR hands that will allow turnovers that you cannot put a price on.

    There are so many factors that go into this. A plan is in place and you can go either way DEPENDING on how one will attack the draft or future.

  33. By DeeLawn on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Where’s this poll???? I want my vote in for Arden Hlls!!!!!!

  34. By Northern Norseman on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer

    Im glad you brought up Toby Gerhart a.k.a. White Rhino (you heard it here first).

    Vikings fans got spoiled with Moss breaking into the NFL as the best WR rookie to play the game.

    Adrian Peterson rolls around and if taking the league by storm.

    Fans need to realize that this rarely ever happens. Almost every single player needs 3 years to break into the league.

    Everyone from the start got on the Rhino for not being impressive at all……. well give the man some time because he very well could surprise you with some years under his belt.

  35. By tom nj on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    just move them to n.j. we’ll support them

  36. By Northern Norseman on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    @DeeLawn

    BUILD IN ARDEN HILLS!!!

    Sign the petition started by the Common Man from KFAN!

    http://www.change.org/petitions/the-minnesota-state-legislature-build-the-new-vikings-stadium-in-arden-hills-not-downtown-minneapolis-2

    Spread the word because chances are this downtown site could go down the drain so we need to be proactive and show that their is people support for the Arden Hills site! Who knows they just might shift the focus to the site in Ramsey County….. Arden Hills!

    SKOL

  37. By cor on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    hey aaron, just sent a bounty request off to N.O. for you, offered a penny for the cart off ! they need the cash !

  38. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Agree NM- The White Rhino is going to be a stud. I love his physical running style and believe he will only get better. Im excited to see what he provides to the table next season. I could see him getting roughly 700yds. But it all depends on the health of Peterson.

  39. By Northern Norseman on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Common Man Parody “Arden Hills”

  40. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

  41. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    White Rhino? Who dat?

  42. By tom nj on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    we support the giants jets devils rangers islanders knicks nets mets yankees why not the vikings bringf thewm here

  43. By Northern Norseman on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    White Rhino is Toby Gerhart!

    Im a season ticket holder and #32 is in there I shout…..

    “FEED THE WHITE RHINO!!!”

    The fans just love it…… just may have given my identity away for those that have witnessed it.

  44. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    The White Rhino is Toby! Get with the times, Sir Titus !!

  45. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    So I guess no Chris Carr… oh well..

  46. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Good to hear that Minnesotan’s want the Vikings, now will the people let their legislatures know how they feel and give cover for them at election time, if the legislatures vote for some type of tax to keep the Vikings there in Minnesota do not let that get your ire up and vote them out for voting for a tax for the new stadium.

    Vikings good job on getting the word out to the people on the value of having an new stadium built in Minnesota, too bad you could not hold your ground with the powers to be, the Adren Hills,(sorry for any misspellings), site was the best site, all them green weenies should have been behind that site, it would have cleaned up after a evil military complex’s damage of the environment, (if you did not know I was somewhat being sarcastic there), the truth is it would have cleaned up a mess, it would have given room to have a first class stadium site, and it would have been a true peoples stadium, not just a Minneapolis cheap peace of sh-it like the dome is, if they build it I hope it will be ten times better then what they have now, in another words, do not go cheap Minnesota.

  47. By CaribooBill on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    There is an article on NFL network about Gregg Williams offering a $15000 bounty on Brad Johnson, I think on 06 playoff game.

  48. By CaribooBill on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Hi Folks:
    Here is the link. I’m not sure how to do this???

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d827d2637/article/williams-reportedly-offered-15k-to-knock-out-brad-johnson?module=HP11_headline_stack

  49. By tom nj on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    hey drs we could build it faster in n j

  50. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings you have come this far why not go all the way, why not get all the legislatures to gather and hold town hall meetings in their districts, ask questions, take in what the people want, in from the people and let them feel that you are a part of their community, not just the twin cities, that you are part of the entire state. Please do this and I think you can get what you want and not a few rich snobs in Minneapolis.

  51. By KoN on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I’m going to take a guess and say that that isn’t true tom.

  52. By aaron rodgers on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    KoN

    I stop by here lookin’ fer some purple banana

  53. By DeeLawn on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    THANKS NORSEMAN!!! I signed, shared with FB, and put my 16 invitesin for the day!!
    WELCOME BACK AROMASHADU!!!!

  54. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    How did in get in there, that should have been

    Vikings you have come this far why not go all the way, why not get all the legislatures to gather and hold town hall meetings in their districts, ask questions, take in what the people want, and let them feel that you are a part of their community, not just the twin cities, that you are part of the entire state. Please do this and I think you can get what you want and not a few rich snobs in Minneapolis

  55. By tom nj on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    wew built the new giants stadium in 9 months and the pru center in the same time we will have the stadium ready for the super bowl in 2014

  56. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Oh well this computer gets strange now and then, I think the Government is behind it, LOL.

  57. By Woodboat on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer….

    We finally have a good O Line? I must’ve been asleep… when did our line become good?

    Sullivan is ok, and this Schwartz kid looks to be decent (that is, if these two can stay off the IR). The rest of our line is subpar. If Loadholt doesn’t get replaced at RT, OR we don’t pick up a blocking TE to do Loadholts job, we are going to get pounded from the right, regardless of whether or not we pick up Kalil. You are also assuming that one of the young guys (that couldn’t beat out Herrerra last year…) are going to be good.

    I *hope* you are right, but fear that you are jumping the gun on claiming we have a good line.

  58. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Heres just another example highlighting the fact that sometimes we as fans DO make a difference !!!

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/memphis-gm-cops-taking-idea-sign-gilbert-arenas-191109316.html

  59. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Well, I for one always said that Toby Gerhart was an excellent player– you can scan the blogs back to his rookie year and see that–

  60. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    tom nj if that is you, New Mexican’s could do it faster, and cheaper, we have plenty of cheap labor and land, and more of it, land that is. The Vikings belong in MN and they should stay there, I would love for the Vikings to be here, but I think that they belong in MN.

  61. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Woodboat- “Good” may be stretching it, but it wont be mediocre like it was last season. So nonetheless the o-line did improve. Im just trying to be a little more optimistic for a change.

  62. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    This O line will be very good– Mark my words.

  63. By tom nj on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    hey spencer can we stick with football

  64. By Woodboat on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, ok… sounds good, Spencer. Yeah, I think we improved as soon as they cut Herrerra loose. I don’t think you could find someone worse to fill his shoes.

    I just REALLY hope they do something with Loadholt. He’s just too slow of foot to hold the edge. His reaction time is appalling…. I really don’t see what the coaches see in him. He must tell really funny jokes or throw some wild scrabble parties, because he sure can’t play OT.

  65. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Business group: 61 percent statewide want new Vikings stadium

    Posted by: Mike Kaszuba under Funding, Minnesota governor, Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota legislature, Minnesota state senators, State budgets Updated: March 23, 2012 – 1:34 PM

    The poll results were released as stadium supporters continued to lobby key members of the Minneapolis City Council, whose backing is seen as vital, at least symbolically, to the project. The stadium would be built in downtown Minneapolis at the site of the Metrodome, where the Vikings have played since the early 1980s.

    So far, despite heavy lobbying, a majority of the 13-member City Council has not signed a letter supporting the project.

    The stadium would be built with $427 million from the Vikings, $398 million from the state and $150 million from the city. In addition, the team would contribute $327 million and the city would offer another $189 million for operational costs.

    House Speaker Kurt Zellers, who has remained lukewarm politically to the stadium, reiterated Friday he felt that majority support from the City Council was one of the keys. He also said that the state’s $398 million contribution to the project, which would be financed by allowing electronic bingo and pull tabs, cannot be financially backstopped by state general fund money if revenue falls short.

    “If that is cleared up, I think that could move it. But, again, that’s not for me to decide,” Zellers said Friday of the two issues.

    Added Bakk: “It’s very difficult when you got a city that doesn’t want it. Unless they have a change of heart, we’ll be looking at an alternative location [outside Minneapolis] next year.”

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/143992406.html

  66. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Loadholt has a lot of penalties as I recall– but he is big. Give him this year– maybe with work he can be decent.

  67. By Woodboat on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ok, Titus…. your words are marked.

    I’ll set them next to your words from this time last year claiming we would go 13-3 and make a run at the Superbowl. LOL

    I hope you are right. Kalil will help. Loadholt winning the state lottery and retiring to the islands would help more.

  68. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    —————–????——————————————?????————————-

    Chris Cook————————————————————————–?????

    ——————-Greenway————–?????—————–Erin H——————-
    —————Allen————–K.Williams———–Ballard————–Robison

  69. By tom nj on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    DRS IT WILL BE DONE WITH UNION LABOR

  70. By Woodboat on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I wouldn’t give Loadholt this year, but I’m not the one pulling the strings, obviously. He’s slow. You can’t learn fast. He could trim a few pounds, and that would help his positioning, but would he have the strength to withstand the bullrush?

  71. By Northern Norseman on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    If I recall correctly….. Im sure this is how it went….

    http://www.kfan.com/pages/common/audio/vikes_cards_winfieldTD.mp3

    wait….. maybe not…

  72. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Well, McNabb fooled me– I thought he would be a big part of last year’s success. You have to admit a hall of fame QB in those first five games would have set us up for momentum for a decent year. At any rate, this year I am a little more cautious with two young QBs, but a chance to build a lot through the draft and an improved line– if AP comes back healthy, I believe we will be hard to beat at the dome– 10-6 is my prediction.

  73. By Woodboat on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer… I’m guessing that MLB will be filled with Brinkley unless they resign EJ. I’d try to sign EJ to a 1-2 year contract, and see if we can replace him in next years draft.

    Using the Vikes stance of “rebuilding” as a basis, I’d imagine we will be fairly high in the draft next year as well. We should be able to score at least 3 top quality players the next 2 drafts. Fill in the blanks with B+ guys from free agency, and get lucky with late round draft picks, and we should be right back in the mix next year.

  74. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    tom nj, maybe, maybe not, Texas is a right to work state and Texas is on two sides of New Mexico, if the Vikings did move down to this area, they would most likely move to El Paso Texas and they could build without union labor in Texas, just as the Cowboys did. As I have posted, the Vikings belong in MN and that is where they should stay.

  75. By Lance on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    uggg but why did they resign aroma? He did ok but did he really impress enough to come back? I say he could have been easily replaced by a young untried rookie and take a gamble. Bring up a guy like manny from the practice squad because i doubt anyone could do worse?

  76. By VegasVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    @ Karen Rogers – why do you have no life?

  77. By Woodboat on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Whew, Titus.. 10-6? I’ll just take that as a product of your usual optimistic nature.

    10-6 would be a stretch, I fear. I’m hoping for 8-8, and expecting 6-10.

    We’ll have an O line that will have at least 2 new guys on it, hopefully 3-4, and that’ll take time to gel. Our defensive line probably won’t be any better than last year, our LBs won’t be improved, but our DBs should be better.

    Peterson probably won’t be 100% for the beginning of the season, which may be a good thing. If they wait until say, week 3-4, to bring him back, our O Line might not be looking at 8-9 man fronts right out of the box. Give Ponder a chance to get his legs under him before AP hits the ground running.

    So, I’ll hope for 8-8 and be pleasantly surprised if we win more than 6.

  78. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Indemnity
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    This article is about financial compensations. For the religious belief, see Indemnity (Unification Church).
    Look up indemnity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
    An indemnity is a sum paid by A to B by way of compensation for a particular loss suffered by B. The indemnitor (A) may or may not be responsible for the loss suffered by the indemnitee (B). Forms of indemnity include cash payments, repairs, replacement, and reinstatement………The Vikes aren’t going to Texas or New Jersey… They Can’t afford to compensate the Giants, Jets, Cowboys, Texans and possibly the Cardinals.

  79. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium: Capitol waiting on signals from Minneapolis, charities

    By Doug Belden and Frederick Melo

    Pioneer Presstwincities.com

    Posted: 03/23/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT

    March 24, 2012 12:26 AM GMT Updated: 03/23/2012 07:26:30 PM CDT

    As supporters of a new Vikings stadium continue to lobby Minneapolis leaders to move the plan forward, other roadblocks remain.

    Charities that rely on pulltabs have not countered a taxbreak they consider too small to add so electronic forms of the game can help pay for the stadium. And no funding backup has been identified should taxes from those games comes up short.

    The slowdown in stadium activity at the Capitol this week doesn’t necessarily mean a bill can’t be passed this session, House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, said Friday, March 23. “We can move at a glacial pace, and we can move at a NASCAR pace,” he said.

    If the Minneapolis City Council is on board and the backup funding issue is resolved, Zellers said, “I think that could move it, but again, that’s not for me to decide. That’s for the mayor and the City Council of Minneapolis and for the authors and the advocates of the bill.”

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20240768/vikings-stadium-backers-say-poll-shows-support-new?source=rss

  80. By Woodboat on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Lance…

    I think Devin did, as you said, ok. We can’t fill all our holes this year, and he played well enough to hold down the edge for another season.

  81. By Lance on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    True woodboat, and I have nothng largely against him. I was just hoping if we did rebuild we could use his position to try out some other guys we already had. Maybe we could have been surprised and because he was ok but not was why I wouldnt have minded to see him go. No one would miss him and we already know what he can do…. we could have a victor cruz type thing and not even know. Those Gman sure didnt till they had to call him into action

  82. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    NovaScotiaVike, that maybe or that may not be, Land and labor is so much cheaper here that it may make up the difference in building in a much more populated area, with a lot higher land cost, not to mention the cost of building the stadium in them areas, would they not have to compensate any teams in the LA area as well, for that matter would any team have to compensate any other team who is playing in that area to move in to any area?

  83. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    What-ever happened to the 6’2, former CFL WR, Manny Arceneaux? If hes struggling to even get off the practice squad, thats starting to make me think he isnt any good. A good WR should not be losing time to Aroma, Camarillo, and Stephen Burton.

  84. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    NovaScotiaVike, my point is that building and land cost down here could make the difference in moving to LA or El Paso TX. Though as I have posted, the Vikings belong in MN and should stay there.

  85. By Lance on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Uggg I think what happened to Manny was the transition to the NFL and having no time to adjust to NFL because of the lock out. I wnted to see him more this year since this summer he will have time to adjust. But they never gave him a shot after pre season. I actually watch the CFL and ive seen what he can do he is young and put up great numbers. Talented kid and vikings got lucky to sign him with so many others in the mix.

    He did play the last 3 games I think? but just no looks came his way. With no opportunites it to hard to judge what he is worth.

  86. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    DRS….There are no teams in the LA area. Anytime a team moves into another team’s “zone”, whether for fan base or TV rights, HUGE sums must be paid. Note the Giants and the Jets. Cheap land or labor resources has nothing to do with it. NFL teams have strict geographical ” boundaries” which they fiercely protect.

  87. By tom nj on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    DRS THIS COUNTRY WAS BUILT ON UNION LABOR RESAPECT THE WORKING MAN IN THE U S A WE BUILT THIS COUNTRY SWO TAKE YOUR LOW CLASS HELP AND BRING THEM BACK TO MEXICO

  88. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings, Erin Henderson agree on 1-year deal03/23 3:43 PMDespite not having the smoothest of negotiations, Erin Henderson is returning to the Minnesota Vikings

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/sports/pro/football&sa=NFL&eid=7729451

  89. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    That probly was the case, Lance. Transitioning from the CFL to the NFL must have been difficult. I guess I can cut him some slack.

    But I just hope he can turn into something special. You know…like be our version of Victor Cruz. Looking at his highlights he does have talent.

  90. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    om nj, I think I know who you are, They are not my cheap labor, they are the un-dock-u-ment-ed labors that the Democrats love so much, there are good unions, and there are bad ones, just ask the family.

    Why do you not go back to your old user name?

  91. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry the j dropped of your user name jon nj.

  92. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Dang government, LOL.

  93. By Lance on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ya i have always liked him. He has the size and speed. Good hands too. It just comes down to how can we use him? we now have 2 tight ends that will take away a lot of recs. 2 good RB’s which we most like will run first anyways. So now we have Jenkins,Harvin, and aroma? It tells me he is another waste of talent that we wont give a shot too :( Much like webb’s case.

    Unless someone is injured I doubt they will put him in even if he does out practice the rest. You know how it can be. the players with larger contracts usually get on the field even if they are playing worse sometimes.

  94. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Have to go so anyone saying there DRS for the rest of the day are not me. Have fun posting and God bless you all.

  95. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry that should have been they are, not there, oh well dang Government, LOL. bye.

  96. By tom nj on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    DRS ENOUGH WITH stadium talk let s talk vikings football

  97. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    tom nj , what is the topic of this blog???????? So Good night.

  98. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Lol DRS.

  99. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    This time everyone else is off topic, that is ok with me, but when I am on topic do not say ENOUGH to me, good night tom nj

  100. By mad1 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Adbullah ?????

    cook greenway ??????? henderson winfled

    Allen williams Ballard Robison

    draft and trades might fill the rest or a couple more signs never know….

  101. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Good night everyone, have fun.

  102. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    DRS– you are more than relevant. Last I heard football is played in a stadium, not on the Jersey Shore.

  103. By patricksbenson1 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Seriously… are we still f____ing talking about this? How long has it been? 20 years to get a stadium in the B_tthole of the World? Get it done and be done with it! It’s gong to happen eventually anyway!

  104. By mad1 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Abdullah has to sign no one else is talkin to him right now oh ya don’t forget about carr. Hes goin to visit soon….

  105. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Carr came and left with no contract, mad1.

  106. By mad1 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    is Jerome Simpson still out there on the market..

  107. By mad1 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Carr didn’t say no just didnt sign, just hope hes like tht OG and signs later..

  108. By tom nj on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    the stadium will be built in n j

  109. By mad1 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    FA tht could make a differents:
    LB jonathan Goff
    LB Quentin Groves
    CB reggie Corner
    CB Will blakmon
    WR Devin Thomas
    WR Sims-walker
    WR Simpson

  110. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    tom nj….OK, you pay the Giants and the Jets.

  111. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    DRS was right– this blog is about the new stadium. But since when has there been congruency between the blog articles and the blog postings?

  112. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    tom nj…..you are a moron.

  113. By tom nj on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    hi im spencer i hhatew cris cook hi im shawn ihaqte cedric griffen iwill talk about them all day get a life

  114. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    God, this site has gone to sh1t.

  115. By tom nj on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    nova scotia vike go fishingf

  116. By tom nj on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    can we talk football now we need offensive lineman

  117. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Just a hint… While you people that get your kicks from ” impersonating ” somebody else “online”, I will be opening up my cottage ( on the ocean ) and take Sonja for a run this weekend, big bbq party included. Have fun pretending !!!!!!!

  118. By tom nj on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    i live on the jersey shore and take sonja for a walk on the beach make sure you have a doggie bag

  119. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Go Away.

  120. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Gahh dam Tom, you keep posting “can we talk football” yet youre not even talking about football. All youre doing is complaining about other people.

  121. By VegasVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    @Nova- if this is the “real” Nova… Where is the invite??

  122. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Well, Nova, we know one thing for sure– this Tom Moron is a regular– how else did he know about your fishing exploits?

  123. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I am with you Vegas. Nova Scotia is a beautiful place – been a long time since I was there.

  124. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Vegas, you know this is the real “Nova”, you bring the Showgirls, I bring the lobster !

  125. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s just hope that they don’t smell the same !!

  126. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    THAT is the real Nova.

  127. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Anyway Titus, trying to play “detective” on this site bores me to tears. Let the kiddies have their fun, ” YOU WERE TROLLING>>>>NO YOU WERE TROLLING>>>>>NO, I SAID>>>>>NO YOU DIDN’T>>>>>YES YOU DID>>>>…….

  128. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I hear you Nova– getting my bike ready for a big ride tomorrow. Not sure I will make my goal but I know it will be the biggest day of 2012.

  129. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    You were impersonating me>>>>NO I DIDN’T>>>>>YES YOU DID>>>>NO I DID>>>> YES YOU DID>>>>>”THAT”S WHAT I SAIDN’T” !!!!!!

  130. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, I almost laughed, except it is too true and so pathetic.

  131. By VegasVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Yes that is the real Nova for certain, I need to sign out for now. I need to go down to the strip and hand select the showgirls. Will two apiece suffice? Titus, I’ll grab a couple for you too. Definitly part of the club.

  132. By VegasVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    “hand” select!! Only in Vegas!

  133. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Vegas, two lobsters usually suffice. Better bring an Xtrra Showgirl, however.

  134. By tom nj on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    titus t owens i just kissed my sister

  135. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    The defense rests ^

  136. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, for real!

  137. By TITUS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I think it is time to drop the Owens part– that game was rigged anyway.

  138. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    This blog (somehow) has been taken over by pun&s, illiterates, and children. If the highlight of your life is doing this, then may God help you.

  139. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    On the other hand, if this is your life, even He probably gave up on you.

  140. By Mike B. on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Wow I listened to that Arden Hill piece and it was not very good.

  141. By Mike B. on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I watched that Arden Hills piece and it wasn’t very good.

  142. By Rocksalt on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    1. It should be fairly easy for this site to ojnly allow you you register in a name that is not in us. Other sites do ……so why not this one????That would eliminate the juvenile impulse for mposters.
    2. I say we need to pick an OL.
    3. 10-6 Titus? I recall a few weeks ago you blogging with predictions of 11-5, 12-4……

  143. By Rocksalt on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    use, not us…….

  144. By spokaneviking on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Forget the Arden Hills deal. Take what you can get. I have been without the Sonics for 3 years. I could never root for OKC Thunder. I would never root for the L.A Vikings.

  145. By TITUS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Rocky, I have been asking for one username per blogger for years. How are the paintings coming?

  146. By TITUS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Most Minnesotans — 60% is most?

  147. By wacky on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    good build the dam thing!!!!!!!!!!

  148. By Parody on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Titus – Depends on your definition of “most”. For me, “most” means a majority. That indicates that anything over 50% qualifies as “most”.

    That’s how things should be decided with the state to begin with. If the majority want something to happen, then the state should find a way to make it happen.

    How do you define “most”?

  149. By tom n j on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    i m back

  150. By TITUS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, I do agree 60% is a majority for political purposes, and the stadium definitely is within that arena (no pun intended), but most to me connotes a higher percentage– at least 70%. If 70-80% of Minnesotans supported the stadium, we would not be arguing over the stadium– ground would be broken. But if you had a party with 20 people and 60% wanted to do something, 8 out of 12 would be unhappy– it is a slim majority, but not most. I love semantics.

  151. By SAN JO VIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    JUSTIN!JUSTIN!JUSTIN! BLACKMON!!!! COME ON MAN PICK”EM FOR MY BIRTHADAY IN APRIL THAT’S MY WISH WE DON’T NEED OFFENSIVE TACKLE WE NEED A RECIEVER A YOUNG RANDY MOSS DON’T BUST A BLAZERS MOVE AND PASS UP KEVIN DURANT FOR GREG ODEN DO THE RIGHT THING AND CHOOSE JUSTIN BLACKMON GO PURPLE VIKINGS!

  152. By SAN JO VIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    JUSTIN!JUSTIN!JUSTIN! GO VIKES!!!!

  153. By Lance on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    This site does need something were we can register. All other team sites are way ahead of ours :( Who designs our site? Maybe the vikings should invest in someone else to redo a new team site? I am sure there is loads of people who could use the work and would do better then this? It’s kind of embarrassing to think really. Maybe, we would have more fans on here blogging if we had a more updated webpage? Not only with graphics and a place we can register. But up to date with information? I mean schwartz isnt even updated on our roster yet. News comes days afters normaly on here.

    Sorry it’s off topic :( but read that post and I had to say what’s been on my mind for a while now!

  154. By vikesfan12 on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    How many of you guys are actually from Minnesota? Not like it matters.
    besides the obvious ones vegas,nova,san jo,tom nj. spencer your from Penn right?

  155. By Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    What is everyone seeing in Blackmon? Remember there was another receiver, with the same amount of hype, that played Exactly like him in that same conference: Michael Crabtree. Everyone believed he was going to a great deep threat receiver for many years to come. Well to say they were wrong would be an understatement. Hes just not that Fitz/Megatron type of receiver. Hes only a possession receiver with fantastic hands. And just like Blackmon, neither of them can stretch the field. People need to stop comparing Blackmon to the Aj Greens of the world and more to the Crabtrees, minus the attitude of course. That stack up in a lot of categories, height, weight, and speed.

    Both are 6’1, 220ish, with 4.5 speed.

    Michael Crabtree 2007- 134 catches, 1962 yards, 22 TDs

    Justin Blackmon 2010- 121 catches, 1782 yards, 20 TDs

  156. By TITUS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    The draft is what, a month away? Then everyone will calm down.

  157. By Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    I sure hope so, Titus. Im reaching my breaking point with the Blackmon talk.

  158. By John Wagner on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Why don’t we go after Plaxico Burress, he still has the skills with 8 tds last year?

  159. By TITUS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman does this for a living– he sees way beyond and far above any blogger does– not to say he could be so expert that he has a blind spot, but I am confident that he is preparing hours upon hours week after week. People need to relax. Spielman is not preparing so he can build a losing team–I mean seriously. This is his career.

  160. By TITUS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Oops– I meant to say, does not have a blind spot. Ugh, I am going outside– another summer day.

  161. By John Wagner on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    any of you guys have a ps3 and madden 12 just wondering?

  162. By Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Im staying indoors, its a dull, rainy day.

  163. By bednarc74 on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Where are you people finding that we signed Schwartz or Henderson I looked in the transactions and there is nothing saying we signed these 2 so I wish you would stop saying we have!!!

  164. By KoN on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t accuse us of lying because you can’t find it bednarc. Just google geoff schwartz and erin henderson. I f you can’t find it it is because you aren’t looking very hard, not because we are all making it up.

  165. By Lance on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    just look at team news for vikings on nfl.com Bednarc. you should find it the news feed for our team

  166. By TITUS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, it is beautiful here– sun is shining, light winds, low 70s in the next couple hours.

  167. By Lance on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    plus bednarc, our site isnt very up to date like i mentioned earlier! No one is lying tho. just hasnt been updated on vikings.com yet

  168. By Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Cant say the same here- its 55 with rain.

  169. By Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Will these be our jerseys next year???

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6004/5985545480_0514c8c98d.jpg

  170. By TheRealDon™ on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer I kind of like those..

  171. By Lance on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    ahhh no worries spencer its overcast here as well… :( I suppose to be fishing today :( but the weather is kinda drabby

  172. By Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Nike’s NFL Uniforms Will Be Unveiled April 3.

    On April 3, 2012, Nike Inc.’s five-year apparel license contract with the NFL is becoming a reality, as Nike unveils their reworked version of all 32 NFL uniforms. Financial terms of the league’s deal with the sports apparel giant were not officially announced, but Bloomberg Businessweek has reported the deal could be worth upwards of $35 million per year. After 10 years working with Reebok as the on-field apparel provider, the NFL is set to experience a reworked style for team uniforms, but it might not be a drastic as Nike has done in NCAA college football.

    For example, the Seattle Seahawks are expecting some changes that include “feather trim,” and the Jacksonville Jaguars will be adopting black as their new primary color, while heritage franchises like the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys are not banking on big alterations to their timeless and recognizable looks. The opportunities for small changes to big market looks with the Washington Redskins, New England Patriots, New York Giants and New York Jets are all enticing to consider, and now NFL fans have to wait less than a month to see if Nike succeeded in their first attempt at injecting the brand’s style into the uniforms for all 32 NFL teams.

  173. By Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/977423-possible-new-nike-uniforms

  174. By Parody on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Lance – I am by no means a fisherman…but aren’t days like today ideal for catching fish?

  175. By Parody on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – I don’t like that uniform. It looks like they have AP wearing a sports bra!

  176. By Parody on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t say the second one you posted is any better. They got rid of the best part – the horns on the helmet – and replaced it with the Vikings Head. Doesn’t make sense…plus there’s just too much yellow. Very distracting.

  177. By Lance on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    It’s just the time of year for the area I am in. Righ now the walleye are spawning in the rivers and are not really feeding yet. The perch and bluegill however are hitting mostly in the morning. Days like today I prob wouldn’t have caught much on a good day due to the time of year. Plus, the winter we had here and the fishing has been an odd year. But, yes and no to your question. Sometimes a little overcast is good but I never really found that rain and windy days did much other then catch me a cold when on the lakes :P

  178. By Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    So who was the bigger FA ‘splash’- Carlson or Schwartz?

    I think it was Schwartz.

    FA Grade- C-

    See ya when the draft starts.
    Baroooooooooooooooo

  179. By Rocksalt on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Right on, Titus.
    Painted some small acrylic on paper studies today since it was good weather It is nice to be outside.
    Spence- those FA spahes seem more like a ripple…..

  180. By Rocksalt on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    splashes…

  181. By Rocksalt on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    I checked out the nike uni’s link, Spence…….many interesting upgrades…….not so sure about the Vikes helmet being gold….

  182. By Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Image. Of. The. Year.

    http://multimedia.detnews.com/pix/8a/d6/30/cc/48/9f/20110925183620_2011-0925-dm-lions142.jpg

  183. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    It is 82 degrees, sunny with a soft breeze here in Tularosa NM.

  184. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/144058306.html

    Erin Henderson gets wish, stays in purple

    Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune Updated: March 24, 2012 – 1:04 AM

    The free-agent linebacker wanted to return to the Vikings and eventually did, agreeing to a one-year deal.

  185. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/143862256.html

    Free agency buzz: Cornerback Chris Carr reportedly visiting with Vikings
    Posted by: Dan Wiederer under Vikings, NFC Updated: March 22, 2012 – 2:35 PM

  186. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Bakk: Vikings stadium bill nearly dead
    by Tim Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio
    March 23, 2012

    It’s the second year in a row the stadium has struggled to win approval, despite support from both sides of the political aisle and from Gov. Mark Dayton.

    Bakk said that tepid support from the leading option to host the stadium — the City of Minneapolis — is a key factor.

    “It got very difficult when you have a city that does not want it,” he said. “The city of Minneapolis, the City Council, does not want it. They don’t have the votes. So I think unless they have a change of heart, we’ll be looking at an alternative location next year.”

    http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/03/23/bakk-vikings-stadium/

  187. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    How about Shakopee Minnesota? They want the Vikings.

  188. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Shakopee this year, get it dine now.

  189. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Oops that should have been done not dine.

  190. By Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Fun fact. Joe Webb has only won 2 games, both were on the East coast. And I was at both of those games: Philly(2010) and Washington(2011).

  191. By Parody on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    You call Detroit the East coast?

  192. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium: Plan still seems stalled at Capitol

    Written by McClatchy-Tribune Infomation Services

    To Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, the lack of action the past week or so is a sign the stadium bill is in trouble.

    “The fact that nobody’s talking about it sends a pretty strong message,” he said

    http://www.sctimes.com/article/20120324/NEWS01/103240017

  193. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like one more year for the Minnesota Vikings, and then what? LA, El Paso, ext…….

  194. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    With all this none action by the Vikings, can it be that the Vikings are waiting to see if they get a new home before they get the new furniture?

  195. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings maybe it is time to rethink Shakopee for your new stadium site.

  196. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Time is running out, thank you Minneapolis MN.

  197. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Why get first rate players when you will not have a new home to play in?

  198. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    When you are planning to move, you do not get the best during the time between homes.

  199. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you Minneapolis MN.

  200. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Not looking good.

  201. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Well, I have to go for now, have fun.

  202. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium proposal isn’t for the “people”
    Six myths the mainstream media perpetuates
    By Tom Goldstein Wednesday, Mar 14 2012

    http://www.citypages.com/2012-03-14/news/vikings-stadium-proposal-isn-t-for-the-people/

  203. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Will there be a Minnesota Vinkings after 2012? who knows.

  204. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you Minneapolis MN X2.

  205. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Think Shakopee!!!!!!

  206. By DRS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Once more, later.

  207. By stew on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    On Walter Football they are projecting us to take Alshon Jeffery in the second round. I feel like we should take Harrison Smith the Safety from Notre Dame. Primarily because we are hurting bad for a safety and this guy plays SS and FS.

    One thing we have to consider despite Jeffery’s horrible combine is that this guy has dominated in the SEC, which is not easy to do. Also he is a pretty good deep threat that can beat one on one coverage. what do you guys think?

  208. By Mike B. on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    @DRS I don’t think it ever happen if it doesn’t happen in Minneapolis. I think it is a waste of effort to try and focus anywhere else. I can’t understand the reluctance of the State of MN or city of Minneapolis to not get this deal done. They have a white elephant around their neck called the Mall of America Dome. It will sit vacant if they don’t do something quickly. The NFL and the Wilfs aren’t going to wait forever. Just as much as Kalil is a no brainer the new Dome on the Metrodome site is too. Come on Man.

  209. By Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Draft him in the 2nd round. Im sold.

  210. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer has “been sold”. ………..Caveat Emptor, wouldn’t you say, Titus ???

  211. By tom n j on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    good night

  212. By tom n j on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    good night 11

  213. By tom n j on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    good night 111 i love you

  214. By tom n j on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    i love to talk to myself good night iv

  215. By Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    It would also be great if Tommy Streeter could fall to the 4th round. 6’5 with 4.34/40 speed? He|| yes.

  216. By tom n j on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    the vikings will be in minnesota so stop think OT

  217. By Anthony on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Draft him in the 2nd round. Im sold.

  218. By Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Tom, what part of NJ are you from? I live less than 2hrs away from the NJ border.

  219. By Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    I Agree With Anthony, Brian Quick 2 Round! I’m Sold

  220. By Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Wow. It just doesnt end does it?

  221. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Is there any way that you guys could post that video for a 3rd time, for the people who missed the first two???????

  222. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Anyway, got a big bonfire going, it’s freezing, butt the bbg pig needs tending. Have to keep the ladies warm !

  223. By Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Best Player Available

  224. By Anthony on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Tommy Streeter Another Darius Heyward-Bey

  225. By SAN JO VIKES! on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    That’s a stupid move if we don’t pick “JUSTIN BLACKMON” we need the offensive power i really hope the “MINNESOTA VIKINGS” pick”em in the third pick come on man wake up and give us vikings fan what we want for are draft JUSTIN,JUSTIN,JUSTIN,BLACKMON!!!

  226. By The Real Spencer Not The Troll Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Yea this my new name

  227. By tom n j on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    I live by the jersey shore iwould iook at sanu from RU

  228. By The Real Spencer Not The Troll Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Shut Up Little Kid We Are Not Going To Draft Justin Blackmon Third Ok Matt Khalil Will Be Drafted Third Ok And Brian Quick Will Still Be Available In 2nd Round Ok Kid So SHUT UP ABOUT JUSTIN BLACKMON Ok!! And Nobody Care’s If It’s Your Birthday!! We Love Matt Khalil!!! :)

  229. By Anthony on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Shut Up Little Kid We Are Not Going To Draft Justin Blackmon Third Ok Matt Khalil Will Be Drafted Third Ok And Brian Quick Will Still Be Available In 2nd Round Ok Kid So SHUT UP ABOUT JUSTIN BLACKMON Ok!! And Nobody Care’s If It’s Your Birthday!! We Love Matt Khalil!!!!

  230. By Anthony on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Shut Up Little Kid We Are Not Going To Draft Justin Blackmon Third Ok Matt Khalil Will Be Drafted Third Ok And Brian Quick Will Still Be Available In 2nd Round Ok Kid So SHUT UP ABOUT JUSTIN BLACKMON Ok!! And Nobody Care’s If It’s Your Birthday!! We Love Matt Khalil!!!! So Yea

  231. By Mike B. on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    I wasn’t against the Blackmon pick but after reading about the first round players. Kalil just makes more sense than anyone else. Blackmon is a bit short to be the #1 receiver. Kalil is just way better of a pick than Blackmon or Claiborne.

  232. By PAVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    @ The Real Spencer Not the Troll Spencer

    Is it sunny right right now? Do you live by a river or a mountain? When was the last Earthquake? What city do you live in?

  233. By The Real Spencer Not the Troll Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    @ PAVike
    It Is Sunny!! None!!! IDK!! Minneapolis

  234. By Woodboat on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    There were a couple pretty nice catches on that video of the Quick kid. Most of them were catches he should have had his @ss kicked if he dropped. He looks to have good size, how’s does his speed stack up against NFLers?

    I’d like to see him in the 2nd rd, UNLESS he’s the one that selected the backing track for that video. If he did, there is no room for him on our roster, because that was just horrible…. :)

  235. By PAVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Lol….Minneapolis??? I hope nobody thinks that troll is real.

    On that note, im out of here.

  236. By Woodboat on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Not so sold on the Jeffries kid. I’d like to see more on a highlight reel than what is there. His vert doesn’t look great for a #1 WR. Nor does his speed.

  237. By Woodboat on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Hey, I wanna play, PA…

    No, it’s overcast and cold (55), a river and a mountain(2800′ count?) and an ocean, last earthquake was 2 weeks ago (we had 2 within 5 days), Eureka CA baby!!!!

  238. By Parody on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like Ponder is going to be traded to Seattle.

  239. By The Real Spencer Not The Troll Spencer on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Good, Ponder wasn’t our future anyway.

  240. By Woodboat on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Lets pray TJack0ff doesn’t come back.

  241. By mnsoldier on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    There were never going to accept a stadium outside minneapolis, it is a greedy city, what were the parking lots going to do on football sundays when they are not robbing the fans with thier excessive fees. There are too many people paying off the elected officials. The site should be Arden hills as it allows for growth beyond the city and benefits far more than just a few. That is how we ended up with the dome.
    But hey all our officials are idiots and they will take the cash and just keep going.

  242. By Ootsa Jimmy on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings deserve to be treated better than this. Los Angeles would be a better fit for this team.

  243. By PAVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    @ The “Real” Spencer Not the Troll Spencer

    How dont you know what city you live in? You say youre ‘real’ so why cant you correctly answer that? Youre clearly a pathetic fake who probly has wet dreams of Spencer. Its just hard to believe that a grown A$$ man would clone people on a f-ckin blog. You clearly arent satisfied with your life.

    Anymore people that use the moniker ‘Spencer’ are fakes.

  244. By KoN on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Lol, this troll isn’t very good, thinks spencer lives in Minneapolis and doesn’t notice the difference between himself and the real Parody.

  245. By KoN on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Did I mention I like to f-ck little boys

  246. By PAVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Woodboat you sound like an a$$hole when you talk about the stadium

  247. By Lance on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    as much as I think we need help with the WR position, I don’t feel its large enough to take in 1st or 2nd round. we have recievers and we have TE’s and we have a good reciever in the PS. Think secondary for our 2nd. Someone mentioned Harrison from notre dame and I couldnt agree more. If he is there at our 2nd round pick. Hands down we should take him.

  248. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer…Did you watch the combine ??…Tommy Streeter can run…But can’t catch a cold if he wanted too !!…

    At the combine they threw a ball deep over his shoulder…Streeter almost killed himself tripping and losing total track of the ball…A pass that should have been an easy reception…

    Streeter = Troy Williamson….

  249. By KoN on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, I’m sorry, did I make the litlle troll mad? If you’re going to troll under someone else’s name at least make the things you say seem believable coming from whatever moniker you’re using.

  250. By mnsoldier on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Parody

    Where did you get the idea that ponder was going to be traded to seattle, do you have proof, is it your imagination or are you just being an idiot?

  251. By Favre on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    What’s a moniker?

  252. By KoN on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Lance, my biggest problew with harrison was that, in the film I saw, he seemed almost afraid to hit people.

  253. By mnsoldier on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Never mind Parody, I just saw it on Sportsdesk.

  254. By Mike B. on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Childish stuff going on here

  255. By KoN on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    *problem

  256. By Lance on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Really? I didn’t get that vibe at all. :( maybe i will take another look but I didn’t see much hesitation in my opinion. Plus, I don’t know if he would still be ranked number 1 at safety if he was afraid to tackle. Plus he seemed to me he made his hits and finished them well too.

  257. By mnsoldier on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.
    Go cheer for another team you qu33r

  258. By KoN on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Barron is ranked number 1 at safety from everything i’ve heard.

  259. By Mike B. on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    been cheering this team before you were a drip in your daddy’s pants.

  260. By Bauln on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Bauln Barooon

  261. By KoN on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    This troll is such an idiot! Is there anyone here that can’t tell hwo he is. Troll, if you are going to troll at least do it well.

  262. By mnsoldier on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    you were a drip in my daddy’s pants and your daddy has no clue

  263. By KoN on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B., it isn’t really mnsoldier it is just a troll using his name.

  264. By Mike B. on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    No but your Mom was sweet

  265. By Mike B. on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    yeah I know idiots been trolling here for a couple days

  266. By Lance on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    True KoN, i do think your right Barron was ranked first I wasn’t even thinking. Still though I think he Harrison smith would still be a safe pick in the second round. Barron wont be there in my opinion. We need a safety so unless we sign atogwe? I think our best bet is to get Smith because after that who could be left at 3rd round worth being a starter this year ? at the safety position?

  267. By TITUS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Whoa, I think Titus rode a little too far too early in the season.

  268. By KoN on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t argue with that Lance, and I’ve heard some rumors that Barron isn’t all that great in coverage whereas Smith is.

  269. By Bauln on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    What does it mean when you call him a Troll?

  270. By KoN on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    It means he is a person who goes on the internet just to make others mad he either says stupid/controversial things or uses other people’s names to try to set them against each other.

  271. By Bauln on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks!

    Baulooooorooooon!

  272. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    In this case, it means it is Spencer. Time to take control of this site, Moderator.

  273. By Bauln on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Okay, I’m dumb. What is a moderator. No. Serious.

  274. By PAVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, no its not.

  275. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    What are you talking about PAVike. It must be.

  276. By PAVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    @OTKalil2012 I just watched his combine, and youre right. Streeter looked awful out there. I guess hes just another tall, track guy who cant catch the football. I guess I gotta cross him off my wish-list. Thanks for the heads up.

  277. By KoN on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, I know that you and Spencer don’t always agree, but you have to admit that if he were the troll, he would be doing a mich better job than this guy.

  278. By PAVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Why must it be him? Its clearly a set up.

  279. By KoN on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, I’m pretty sure PAvike is Spencer, you know, cause he was getting trolled and is from PA.

  280. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    PAVIKE…. Guess what??????? I don’t care who it is. I am just lamenting the fact that this site has turned to sh1t !

  281. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Just like the Vikes

  282. By PAVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Youre right, it has turned to sh-t. Nobody can even post their thoughts anymore without being cloned. Its annoying and ridiculous.

  283. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Someone just “impersonated” me…….By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply
    What are you talking about PAVike. It must be.. …. Have fun, I’ve got a party to host.

  284. By KoN on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Sounds like you’re a little frustrated Nova.

  285. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Try getting laid.

  286. By PAVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    No $hit you just clued in!

  287. By KoN on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    What? I can’t tell if that is the troll, meant for the troll, or just a statement.

  288. By PAVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Well its been a good ride, but my time is up. This is just annoying as f-ck.

    Wobbs- this “honesty” system, or whatever it is, has failed miserably.

  289. By PAVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    For You dunba$$

  290. By KoN on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    What are you referring to PA

  291. By KoN on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Yep I’m out too, any posts after this for at least a few hours isn’t really me.

  292. By Saskatchewan Viking on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    I’ll kick his A$$!

  293. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    It means exactly what I said earlier in this blog. This site used to be fun, now it is inhabited by A$$holes who have nothing better to do than show their lack of intelligence, originality, and self-assurance. ” Nova” has left this scene. I hope the new “wit” entertains the REAL VIKING FANS……SEEYA.

  294. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    I’ll be back when the room-temperature IQs have been exorcised. When that is, I guess that’s up to you, Mike Wobschall.

  295. By PAVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Dam it.

  296. By TITUS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    I wonder who finds enjoyment impersonating others on a football blog. Must be quite a pathetic life this individual lives. I almost feel sorry for this person.

  297. By TITUS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    PA– relax. We will build our team mostly through the draft. Spielman is a pro.

  298. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Wobschall, clean up this blog. Where did you get your degree? Pep Boys?…..You would have been tossed from Dalhousie.

  299. By TITUS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    HA HA HA HA HA– that’s our Nova!

  300. By viking blood on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    I think the elected state officials and city council are a bunch of doomsday preppers. They should just pack their bags and bug out.they’re just to chicken to show any leadership in this situation because it’s an election year. I feel sorry for all Viking fans in the state of Minnesota I feel this deal is never going to happen the stadium should of been built in Arden Hills to begin with as everyone knows this. Here’s a little fact that some of you might not know, Mr. Wilf owns the team name logo and colors and when the team leaves.. they leave with them. And the Minnesota Vikings will just live on in our memories, good luck trying to get another franchise in your state. Please remember you get what you vote for.

  301. By VegasVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    I know who the troll is, it’s TJack

  302. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    For those who did not know:
    Nike is replacing reebok as the main provider of NFL uniforms. Every teams uniform will see some changes. Some more than others.

    Anyway just that you would find this interesting
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1018966-2012-nfl-new-jerseys-by-nike

  303. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    No prob Spencer…Streeter is not the guy the Vikings want later in the draft…I have my eye on plenty of WR’s in the 3rd to 4th round area…They might not have 4.3 speed…But good hands and still have good speed…Remember…If the Vikings draft Kalil…Kalil makes those 4.5 WR’s in the draft that little bit faster…Kalil gives Ponder more time to throw the ball..And receivers that extra second or two to get open…

    Remember that TE Coby Fleener I mentioned a while back the Vikings might have been looking at in the second round (at least before the Carlson signing that is)…The big fellow ran in the 4.4 range on his pro day…6′-6″ tall…10″ hands…247 lbs…Can block with good hands…And can run a 4.45 forty…

    That kid is going to be a force to deal with…

  304. By Chuck on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    BS. 60% of Minnesotans living in Minneapolis may want the stadium there. That is complete BS. 90% of the Minnesotans I talk to want this new stadium out in the open so we can all get to a game without being stuck in 4 hour traffic in and out of games and having to pay some crack head to park in his yard.

    This is all politics so the Govs buddies get paid, too.

    Get this thing out where it belongs in the outskirts of the Cities and let’s bring tailgating back to MN.

  305. By VegasVike on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    @ Grand Dad – those are ok I guess. I’d like to see the vikes in flat black/charcoal with purple and gold highlights.

  306. By sandiamond on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings have added numbers with their first two weeks of free agency, potentially signing five starters, but they left themselves options after the season with the way the contracts are structured.

    no, no,1 more” outsider ” with nfl exp please!!!!!!!!

  307. By sandiamond on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    CB Gilmore like S Barron continue to slip away, darn

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2012/mock-drafts/charles-davis/90110?module=HP11_hot_topics

  308. By sandiamond on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Vikngs seven round mock draft:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ycn-11056688

  309. By sandiamond on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings seven round mock draft: (more familiar college players)

    http://withthefirstpick.com/2012/03/22/minnesota-vikings-2012-seven-round-mock-draft/

  310. By Carl K on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    sandi- This is what I think we should do in the first 4 rounds of the draft.

    OT Matt Kalil
    CB Josh Robinson
    WR Brian Quick
    MLB Mychal Kendericks

  311. By chaliewest40 on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    sandi, that 2nd mock draft is the best I’ve seen yet. Thanks
    Clearly he addresses our secondary with 2 of the top 4 picks being Dbacks.
    Last year on average we made opposing QB’s look better than Tom Brady.

  312. By chaliewest40 on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    I think one thing sticks out in both of the mock drafts….the safety position should be addressed …If you remember the Vikings very best defenses, we had HOF Paul Krause and the incredible Joey Browner playing at safety. I wish there was a deeper draft class at that position.

  313. By sandiamond on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    I like the 2nd one too but 6th round would be changed with Henderson signing.Seems to pack a punch with just 7 picks listed in that one

  314. By charliewest40 on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    The other argument I would make is that Dback should be a priority over WR in the 2nd round…you need 2 more starters in the defensive backfield than you need at the WR position. Hopefully a player like Brian Quick will still be there in the 3rd round.

  315. By charliewest40 on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    I agree how come they dont show our compensatory picks ?

  316. By sandiamond on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    DB in the second round!!
    right now vikings might have a 4 way look, Smith S Dennard CB Robinson CB Jenkins CB

  317. By charliewest40 on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Theres no getting around it, the vikes need DB help in the worst way. The corner position has the smallest guys playing in the game so they tend to get injured more often. Gotta Gotta have depth…Quality depth in todays NFL.

  318. By sandiamond on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    J. Robinson CB not much clip out there…. hmmmm

    “2012 NFL Prospect Highlight…”
    This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated due to multiple third-party notifications of copyright infringement from claimants including:

    •Charles Andrew Gilliland
    •National Football League
    •National Football League
    Sorry about that.

  319. By charliewest40 on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    I read somewhere this morning that the Vikes and the Bears were the only teams left primarily running the cover 2. Do you think thats part of our coverage problems ? The scheme were using ?

  320. By KoN on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    charlie, they don’t show compensatory picks because they have not been decided upon yet. I believe compensatory picks are granted at the owner’s meeting sometime in the next few days.

  321. By Saddy on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Please draft this freak, late round steal, beat Stephen hills cone drill and was one of the 7 best cone drill in entire combine of all position, which is essential for wr

    He is 6ft 4, quick

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVcJR5aVtaM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Round 1: Matt kalil or claiborne
    Round 2: Harrison smith or zebrie sanders
    Round 3: Dale moss

  322. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    “The Voice of the Fan” has suggested we select Blackmon in the first round, and
    a Tackle in the second round named Potter.

    That may be okay if they can play. What else are we going to do this year?
    Obtaining Schwartz may have been a good move.

    Keep in mind that we only have ONE (1) average offensive lineman now, and perhaps only one or two “average” defensive backs (Sherels and Burton).

    We have to grow in these areas. SPIELMAN should not give in to the
    conspiracy that it’s only the QBs, WRs, RBs, DTs, that matter.

  323. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    LET’S HOPE lack of talk/writing about Offensive Linemen must be because Spielman, and his scouts are spending oodles of time studying candidates for THE VIKINGS greatest need.

    RICK SELECT AT LEAST TWO OFFENSIVE LINEMEN IN THE DRAFT IN ROUNDS #1 THRU #4.

  324. By sandiamond on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Josh Robinson # 20

  325. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Still Available: 10 Free Agent Possibilities For The Vikings
    @ MIKE WOBSCHALL,

    This was an UNACCEPTABLE article. Other than a referral back at OL Schartz,
    not one mention of the Vikings greatest need. Offensive line!!!

    OFFENSIVE LINEMEN! the Vikings need EIGHT good ones.
    Presently we have ONE (1) average NFL lineman!!!

    This is not the way to catch up to the Lions, Tigers, and Bears!!!

    WOW…What can you possibly be thinking??? :(

  326. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

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

    WE ARE DOING IT AGAIN!!!

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

    HAVE WE FORGOTTEN ALREADY!!!

    WE MUST HAVE OFFENSIVE LINEMEN AND DEFENSIVE BACKS!!!

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

    MEN…stay focused!!! :) :) :) :) :)

  327. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    THE VIKINGS NEED SEVEN (7) AVERAGE NFL OFFENSIVE LINEMEN, AND AT LEAST FOUR (4) AVERAGE NFL DEFENSIVE BACKS TO COMPETE FOR THE PLAYOFFS AGAIN.

    KEEP IN MIND THAT WE NEED TO ACCOUNT FOR INJURIES!!!

  328. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Together
    Everyone
    Achieves
    More

    Drafting offensive linemen and defensive backs will improve our TEAM concept, because THOSE GUYS are more often about the group than other positions.

  329. By charliewest40 on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    frederick, I agree with your logic but… I don’t agree with your math. There are 5 OL starters and Typically 4-5 Dbacks on the field. yes we need depth at BOTH of these units. Thanks for saying TEAM !!!! That concept is sometimes lacking on this site. Speilmans mindset must be WHAT IS THE GREATER GOOD.

    .

  330. By sandiamond on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    #15

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

    Welcome back to the conversation Fred

  332. By TITUS on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like Fred never left.

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

    I am looking at the draft like this.

    1st Kalil
    2nd best availible WR
    3rd best availible CB
    4th best availible OL
    5th best availible MLB
    6th best availible OL
    7th best availible Kicker.

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

    compenstation picks look at CB or Safeties.

  335. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @CharlieWest40,

    I like your blog name, but I fail to understand your criticism of my math.

    Yes, indeed there are 5 OL positions in a normal offensive set. Remember that in goal line situations, and special teams they sometimes use more than that.

    But, I was only thinking about the 5 regular down positions. It would be unusual in the last three Viking seasons not to have at least 2 guys out for several games in a row. For that you must have 7 (assuming they can actually play those positions where players are injured!). What about backups???

    Currently the only average offensive lineman we have is Schwartz. We need 7 more offensive linemen that meet the “average NFL” standard. John Sullivan and the rest have shown only “below average ability.”

  336. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    I like your drafting order. However, don’t give RICK SPIELMAN the idea that we can draft anything other than OLs and DBs. He fergits!!!

  337. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    How many DBs do we need? Sherels and Burton seem to have potential. The rest I am not sure about.

    The average roster would probably have 7 DBs. That means we need FIVE (5) defensive backs. (Average NFL defensive backs)

    That is a tall order!

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

    The way I look at it we need to pick up one of those low first round top second round WR. We don’t have that prototypical #1 WR and we need that to keep other Defenses honest and not put 8 or 7 in the box. This will help the OL as they don’t have to worry about so many bodies to block. Fraizer made a mistake last year by not attempting to go down field more or have the tools to do it. This made the weakness at the OL that more accute. We have have plenty of #2,3 or 4 WR.

  339. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    “I ask for a lot, I don’t get it, but I get something.”
    Joe Newton, Coach of 22 State Champion Teams
    in Illinois

    To even get 2 OLs and 2 DBs out of Rick Spielman will be a tall order!

    Exaggerate the need for OLs and DBs. (As if that were truly possible!)

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

    We will also be a Linebacker short of they don’t resign EJ or provide a back up for Brinkley if that’s how they are going to go.

  341. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    We need a WR.
    We need an LB
    We need a DT
    etc.,

    We are a needy team.

  342. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    Just remember that my philosophy will be similar to Joe Newton’s.

    It’s the only way to fly with this guy.

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

    I think they have the DT now they resigned Evans and Guion. Cook is back in the fold with Winfield, Burton, and Sherels. They are looking at Chris Carr. Need a few draft picks in CB.

  344. By PAVike on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

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

    I am not sure the above post makes us that much better. Are they going to sign 1 year prove us your worth it contracts like they did Erin?

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

    I am not convinced Spielman can field a competitive team, but the Schwartz signing made sense. Looking at Carr is a positive move. The first 3 guys I am still scratching my head over. Ok 2 Tight End sets, but did we need a Vet for that. 2 FBs hmmm very questionable.

  347. By PAVike on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    I would hope we would resign Abdullah. I think hes a solid FS. Now as for EJ, it doesnt really matter to me if we keep him. Hes too old, and slow. Doesnt really fit Spielmens youth movement.

  348. By sandiamond on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Fred in the NFC North you can easily have 5 DB’s in the game at the same time. Out comes a linebacker so less depth there

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

    I am really waiting to see what Spielman does with that #3 pick. This should be very easy decision for him.

  350. By charliewest40 on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    sleeper CB 6’3″ Oregon State 4.38 40 speed .was injured last year

    http://withthefirstpick.com/2012/03/19/brandon-hardin-defensive-back-oregon-state-2012-nfl-draft-player-profile/

  351. By KoN on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    To be fair Mike, from everything I’ve heard last year was an anomaly and Musgrave really likes to run 2 tight ends so the Carlson signing makes sense ( although I don’t think that they needed to pay him that much) and Hilliard will most likely compete for the #3 spot while Felton will compete for the #1 FB spot.

  352. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Why do you think the Offensive Line will be excellent next year?

    Is this optimism that SPIELMAN will make the right choices, or have
    some of the current Vikings been hitting the hill, and weight room harder
    than usual?

  353. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Other than Schwartz, I don’t see that we have done much for next year.

    Maybe that’s okay if we can pick up some more draft picks, or find some diamond in the rough young free agents?

    Unfortunately, this has been the Vikings pattern for at least the last two years.

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

    @KoN That’s fair enough, but they could have drafted a TE cheaper. They still have 2 TE on the roster currently. If you going to pay high dollar why not bring Shank back. That’s what makes me scratch my head esp since Carlson was IR most of last year.

  355. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    If Spielman, Frazier, Musgrave, etc. don’t pick up the right players this year…it’s probably back to the college level for most of them.

    That could be a good thing.

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

    @Fred I think Spielman has a pass for this year. I think with the GM title he is free from losing his job this year. The rest are on the bubble.

  357. By charliewest40 on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Brandon Hardin 6’3″ 216 cornerback/safety
    4.38 40 yd dash
    24 reps @ 225 lbs
    NFL scouts think he makes the transition to safety position.
    previous to injury projected 3rd or 4th round
    shoulder injury kept him out all of 2011. totally healthy now.
    projected 6th or 7th round

    Speilman pencil this guy in on Saturday April 28th !!!

  358. By PAVike on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Ranking of the Top 32 Strong Safties from last season.

    Do you think Mistral Raymond was placed in the right spot?

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1108125-br-nfl-1000-top-32-strong-safeties/page/2

  359. By Carl K on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Frederick – Demarcus Love and Brandon Fusco could be the diamond in the rough right under your nose.

    D Love has some physicality and nastiness to his game that makes me believe he can be a good lineman in the NFL. Love started 37 games for Arkansas and did a good job protecting a very slow Ryan Mallet. D Love was an All- SEC lineman. He was a top 50 pick until he had a poor week at the senior bowl.

    Fusco is a small school standout that has the tools to make it in the NFL. Great sleeper pick that can play center or guard.

    Let’s give these guy some time to develop before you write them off as being below average.

    If we draft Kalil, than our oline with Sully, Loadholt, C Johnson, Schwartz, Fusco and Love will be better than just average.

  360. By bednarc74 on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t know why this is taking so long to get done are the politicians of Minnesota that dumb! Don’t they know this will rejuvinate the state’s economy!!!

  361. By charliewest40 on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @PA Vike, a ranking of 28 seems about right thou I was surprised that they graded him a 9 in pass coverage.

    I think we need more bodies to compete for Mistral Raymonds spot
    That Brandon Hardin we can get cheap !

  362. By Kvam on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Still think the Vikings need to get a WR in the 2nd or 3rd round. My favorites that might be available in the 2nd is Randle, Jeffrey or Hill.

    It would also like the idea of taking S Harrison Smith in the second and then adress WR in the 3rd. Along with Quick I’m starting to like Juron Criner. He’s not the fastest guy but he can make every catch. Strong hands are more important than speed IMO. We don’t need another Berrain or Williamson.

    Finally that Dale Moss kid looks very intriguing. He have several years as a basketball player under his belt, and we all know how much Spielman loves basketball players :)

  363. By PAVike on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Fantastic News.

  364. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Carl K,

    Good to hear from you.

    My observations are based on the past. Currently there aren’t many O Line coaches that could rank Love, Fusco, or any of the other guys as average.

    Hopefully that will change. It could change.

    Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, won’t get the Vikings to 8-8, let alone the SB.

    It’s been our philosophy the last 2-3 years.

    We need to obtain some talent for
    the DEFENSIVE BACKFIELD AND OFFENSIVE LINE!!!

  365. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    Where did you hear Spielman has a pass for the year? I’ve never heard of anyone getting a “P A S S” in the NFL.

  366. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @charliewest,

    Our OL should be #32
    Our DBs should be #28

  367. By KoN on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    PA, more importantly, look at where Laron Landry (the guy everyone on this blog was drooling over) is ranked. He’s at 25 with a coverage ranking of 4.5 and a ball skills ranking of 1. As I’ve said before, it would have been a huge mistake to pick him up.

  368. By tom n j on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    WHY DO I SEE EVERY TEAM on the nfl network adding players and the vikings doing nothing

  369. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings of 2011 had the worst offensive line since the days of
    Norm Van Brocklyn’s “Watch Out” blockers of 1961.

  370. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Tom nj,

    Either we are making a HUGE mistake, or we are patiently scouting for the obtainment of extra draft picks.

  371. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think very many people understand it.

    Either we are in for a great surprise, or a HUGE letdown.

  372. By charliewest40 on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred.

    I dont know how the OL actually grades out….but

    I do know that our Dbacks last year gave up an average QB rating of 107.
    I believe Tom Bradys QBRating was 105.

    So therefore, we made opposing QB’s look even better than TOM BRADY !!

    We need to make Dbacks a priority over WR

  373. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    The other possibility is that SPIELMAN has learned that we do not need WRs, RBs, TEs, DTs, etc.

    We need OLs and DBs.

    But if he thinks he’ll get them by bringing in 10,000 undrafted FAs, well he’s gone anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  374. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

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

    Stram’s Chiefs beat the Vikings 23-7 in that Super Bowl

  375. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Charlie,

    Wow, what a statistic!!!

  376. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Mr. West,

    Can you come out of retirement?

  377. By KoN on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    To be fair to our DBs, we did have our second string guys starting for most of the season and even our third string guys starting for a few games. That is by no means an excuse to not draft DBs, we still need them badly, but you do have to put the situation into context.

  378. By charliewest40 on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Ersel Macbee was the culprit in that KC loss

  379. By charliewest40 on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, I’m sorry to say my days are long gone.

    I do wish we still had the advantage of playing outdoors !!

  380. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    “What’s going on out there?” Vince Lombardi

    Gentlemen we MUST draft an offensive lineman in the 1st Round, and probably the
    2nd Round.

    We need DEFENSIVE BACKS!!!

    Why have so many bloggers changed their minds???

  381. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @West,

    Otis Wilson did that to a lot of guys!!!

  382. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    THE VOICE OF REASON

    We must select Offensive Linemen and Defensive Backs in this draft. Any other position is an after thought.

    The Offense cannot work without a line to LEAD the way. Offensive Linemen…
    The Defense cannot stop the run, if it cannot stop the pass. Defensive Backs…

  383. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    It would seem that picking Matt Kalil would be the obvious choice for the Vikings for the #3 pick in the draft this year.

    Perhaps someone else has already addressed this, but what if Kalil is chosen #1 or #2?
    There may not be another Offensive Linemen worth picking as high as #3 in the draft. I still say the Vikings have to take the next best beast for the Offensive Line, even if he appears to be a second rounder.

    WE cannot afford any more mistakes with the draft. WE have to have Offensive Linemen, and Defensive Backs.

    Talk about Linebackers, and Wide Receivers makes me cringe, even though I know we need them.

    Ford said it well, “Quality is Job One.” WE must fill in where we are weakest FIRST.

    This means an obsession with Offensive Linemen and Defensive Backs.

  384. By PAVike on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, I cant lie. I use to never care about the offensive line, but now I realize its a priority to building a successful team because of you. I would always prioritize the “skill” positions because they were flashier, but without a good o-line those guys can not shine. Thats something I failed to recognize.

    If we were in the same place 2yrs ago, I guarantee you that I would have been demanding us to draft either Claibrone or Blackmon.

    So Fred, I thank you.

  385. By KoN on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    I really hope that the vikes can work out a trade with the Browns or the Bucs; we’d still get Kalil and even one more second or third round pick could go a long way towards helping this team, especially since this draft appears to be strong in most of the Vkings needs (besides safety).

  386. By Carl K on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Good to hear from Frederick. Good news… Oline help is on the way.
    Kalil, Kalil Kalil

    Frederick, you take a little break and people start talking Claiborne…
    And trades… And playmakers.

    The draft is just a few days way. No time for breaks. Stay on the O line vigil. This organization will listen to you!

  387. By PAVike on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Wow. Talk about a Sleeper.

    South Dakota State WR Dale Moss is a guy to keep our eye on. Hes 6’3. ran a 4.38, 41.5in vertical, and a 10ft 10in broad jump. Could be a steel in the later rounds.

  388. By PAVike on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    *steal.

  389. By tom n j on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    what about asante samual for a 4th rd pick

  390. By sandiamond on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Rd1 Kalil LT worth 2 men on the offense
    Rd2 Barron S(trade up) gangbuster on D and the only pro-bowl safety in draft
    Rd3 #96 lost but still great player middle of this round pick-up CB/WR/OG

    enter: comp picks

  391. By Carl K on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Asante is 31 and is scheduled to make 9.5 mil this year. I am guessing Asante is not on Spielman’s radar.

  392. By TITUS on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like we might have Moss after all– a version with less miles.

  393. By TITUS on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, when did I say we had an excellent O line? I said we will have one of the best– once we pick up Kalil and a few others, it will be good.

  394. By PAVike on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    This should please Spielmen. Dale Moss was a former Basketball player.

  395. By tom n j on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    we need a3rd down back like LaMichael James inthe middle rounds

  396. By sunnyazvike on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Dale Moss… hmmm not very impressed with him. What round pick are we talking with him? 7th, maybe… I want someone that doesnt go down after the first hit. Strong runners, or blazing speed with good to great hands.

  397. By sunnyazvike on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    blackmon, is a strong runner. Wish we had two first round picks. Kalil is the pick, if all stays the same.

  398. By PAVike on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    “The Minnesota Vikings aren’t closing the door on veteran middle linebacker E.J. Henderson, but it sure seems that door is wide open for Jasper Brinkley to take his place.”

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Notebook_Jasper_Brinkley_ready_to_roll_may_replace_EJ_Henderson032512

    I doubt E.J will be on the team for much longer.

  399. By TITUS on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    I know nothing about this Moss dude– just responding to PAVike.

  400. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Some are worried that Webb/Ponder will not be able to lead the Vikings to the World Championship.

    I’m not worried.

    I was watching, and reading about the Vikings before 1969. That year some said that it was the offensive line that was the best part of the Vikings Offense. That defense had Eller, Marshall, Page, and Larsen.

    Joe Kapp was, in many ways, an average quarterback. But he got lots of chances to attempt bombs to Gene Washington, and John Henderson. He only had to connect once in a great while.

    The running backs Dave Osborn, and Bill Brown averaged less than 4 yards per carry. They got lots of chances because of that offensive line. Then again the defense put the offense on the field.

    We need a great team, and do not be mistaken, it is rare in the NFL to get more than 20 guys working together. The Vikings may actually have pretty good talent, but there is very little commitment to team.

    “Encourage” SPIELMAN to draft, and obtain offensive linemen and defensive backs. THOSE GUYS ARE TEAM PLAYERS. THAT IS WHAT WE NEED!!!

  401. By sandiamond on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

  402. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    I certainly hope you are right in your prospectus of the Offensive Line.

    This team does have a lot of needs. It would be very easy to say that this one WR or DT would make all the difference.

    I hope Spielman can see beyond the flash!!!

  403. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @PAVike,

    Thank you for the acknowlegement.

    The Pro Bowl not with standing, football is still about blocking and tackling.

    A guy like Lorenzo Booker could run for over 1000 yards with an above average offensive line. (Would he hang on to the ball, you say? I hope so!)

  404. By Shawn on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Just when I thought Rick Spielman couldnt say anything stupider … He said this …

    “It’s funny,” Spielman said. “People think you have this need and you have to fill it now. There’s no order that you have to fill your needs in. Not the last time I looked.”

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/40006/vikings-committed-to-slower-db-rebuild

  405. By TITUS on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    I am with you Fred– the points all start with the O Line. It is elementary.

  406. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    :) “The Voice of the Fan” has suggested we select Blackmon in the first round, and
    a Tackle in the second round named Potter.

    That may be okay if they can play. What else are we going to do this year?
    Obtaining Schwartz may have been a good move.

    Keep in mind that we only have ONE (1) average offensive lineman now, and perhaps only one or two “average” defensive backs (Sherels and Burton).

    We have to grow in these areas. SPIELMAN should not give in to the
    conspiracy that it’s only the QBs, WRs, RBs, DTs, that matter.

  407. By Carl K on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Please everyone listen. We need to draft CB Josh Robinson in the 2 nd round.
    Josh was the fastest guy at the combine. Robinson is a 3 year starter at UCF and has been the best corner in Conference USA over the past 2 years.
    Robinson has 138 solo tackles and 10 career Ints. Robinson is also and out standing kickoff and punt returner.

    As a S o p h o m o r e Josh held AJ Green to just 77 yards and no TDs in their bowl game last year.

    I know a lot of people have been crying for a safety in round 2, but we can get SS Brandon Taylor from LSU in round 4 or 5. Taylor is a 3 year starter… 160 total tackles 4 ints.

  408. By tom n j on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    fred in the late 70s we had white rasahad foreman voight a great off line and agreat def and we still could t win it

  409. By Shawn on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    hey I just got shot in the chest (DB Need) …. but I also sprained my ankle(TE Need) ….

    “It’s funny,” Spielman said. “People think you have this need and you have to fill it now. There’s no order that you have to fill your needs in. Not the last time I looked.”

    So Rick which need should I fix now ?????

  410. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    You are right about that comment. I suppose he is starting to feel the pressure.
    His brother was a great LB for Ohio St. You would think that he would understand football.

  411. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    Absolutely.

    Or should I get water or food first.

    Should I build the foundation for my house out of sand, or rock?

  412. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    America has many great football players.

    But it might be wise to get some of the higher ranked ones first before you look for the Rocky and Rudy types!!!

    OLs and DBs do not grow on trees.

  413. By Shawn on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Well now that we hear Spielmans words more its clear why he and Chilly got along …

    “Thats all conjecture working backwards” – Brad Childress

  414. By sandiamond on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    WHAT a Joke Shawn!!!!!! spielman wants to pick MORE RB’s TE’s and WR’s…….. the writing is on the wall ( idiotic)

  415. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @tom n,

    Many say that the 1975 team was the best.

    I would probably vote for he 1969 team. When the Vikings won the NFL title, that was everything. We were so excited.

    The Super Bowl did not mean as much then. The big game was the NFL Championship vs. the Browns.

  416. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Sandiamond,

    That is what I think as well. That Spielman can only SEE WRs, RBs, TEs, etc.

    At least he will only get one year to mess things up again!

  417. By Shawn on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    LOL … sandiamond and Fred

    I think I’ll tape my ankle first and try to sleep off the gunshot because once my ankle heals I will be in better shape so I can then get the bullet out of my chest.

    “It’s funny,” Spielman said. “People think you have this need and you have to fill it now. There’s no order that you have to fill your needs in. Not the last time I looked.”

  418. By TITUS on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s not be so quick to judge and jump all over Spielman. He said “needs,” so he understands that where we need help, he will bring in the right players– actually his comment could be seen as very positive. He is looking to fill all the holes in the boat and deliver a winning team– not expressly looking at one position or another. Relax everyone.

  419. By sandiamond on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Tom Pelissero ‏ @TomPelissero

    · Details : #Vikings GM Rick Spielman denied Remi Ayodele’s release had to do w/ bounties & took blame for “a mistake” signing him.

  420. By sandiamond on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    wrong titus! it means BPA,BPA

  421. By TITUS on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Nice analogy Shawn, but incorrect application. Spielman is saying we will tape the ankle once the tape and scissors are brought in the room because the surgeon may be on his way because his beeper went off and he is parking in the hospital lot. All needs are being looked at and taken care of– when the answer to that need is available, we will choose it. You guys are taking his quote and twisting it to feed your own perceptions. Take it easy.

  422. By TITUS on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond, relax.

  423. By sandiamond on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Tom Pelissero ‏ @TomPelissero
    Details:
    Spielman said door remains open for E.J. but noted Jasper Brinkley is “100% healthy and ready to roll.” I’d guess he’s the mike. #Vikings

    5:41 PM – 25 Mar 12 · Details

    · Details :
    2h Daniel Notaro ‏ @DanielNotaro

    Details: @TomPelissero NFC north QBs just broke into a huge smile. Cover 2 + Jasper = LOL.

  424. By Shawn on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Titus …. hmmm I suppose one could come to that conclusion. I obviously didnt. LOL

  425. By TITUS on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Do you guys want Spielman to come out publicly, and say, “Yes, Ah hem, I graduated Summa C.um Laude from NFL University with a Master’s in Team Construction. It is logical and correct to begin building a team from the Offensive Line forward, and since that is our greatest need, we will be choosing our players on draft day in the following order…” COME ON! Spielman is a pro– I am not agitated or concerned by that quote– stop twisting it to feed your worries and to malign our GM. Do you want him to show his hand and thus forfeit chances of trading with Holmgren or others?

  426. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Yeah,

    What Spielman does, does not matter. If he fails to improve the DBs and OLs, all it means is that we will get rid of him, and have another high pick next year.

    NO SORRY, I WON’T RELAX. NO TRANQUILIZERS FOR ME!!!

  427. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    We had no hand last year, what makes you think we have one this year?

  428. By TITUS on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Fred? You of all people? I thought you would understand.

    ATTENTION– ATTENTION– ATTENTION– Fred Jones’ body has been hijacked!!!

  429. By TITUS on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    HIGH ALERT !!! HIGH ALERT !!!! IMPOSTOR HAS EATEN FRED JONES!!!

  430. By TITUS on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    SIRENS FLASHING LIGHTS SIRENS FLASHING LIGHTS – FIND FRED JONES!!!!

  431. By KoN on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you for being the one logical person on this blog Titus, people are jumping on the “Spielman is a joke” bandwagon before he’s had a chance to do anything wrong. Look at the Dolphins’ 2004 draft, the only draft he has ever had complete control over in his career. With their six picks he drafted 3 O-linemen, 2 DBs, and 1 LB. That year the Dolphins’ largest needs were OL and DB. Everyone settle down at least until after the draft.

  432. By TITUS on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks KoN–

  433. By sandiamond on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    ok titus, remember this below and repeat in 33 days

    1 kalil OT
    2 jeffery WR
    3 egnew TE
    4 pead RB

  434. By TITUS on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, okay, Sandiamond, I forgot. How many NFL teams have you been a GM on? How many 40-60 hour work weeks have you been strategize in your war room with your assistants on how to deliver on draft day? Come on.

  435. By TITUS on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    strategizing

  436. By TITUS on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    This is cuckoo.

  437. By sandiamond on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    Just saying something like that mock could happen and fans will be P$ssed off

  438. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Lol, that was funny.

    Sure I understand they can’t say what they want to say.

    I just mean that I won’t back down. The percentage of guys on here that only want to analyze QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, DTs, LBs, etc. is very high. There is nothing wrong with that.

    Somebody has to stand for the Tackles, Guards, Centers, Cornerbacks, and Safeties, which according to Chuck Noll are the “lifeblood” of a football team because they get very little glory.

    Have a pleasant tomorrow!!!

  439. By boogie on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikes should take their sorry four super bowl losin’, 1999,2000, and 2010 AFC chapionship chokin’, always rebuildin’, butts to L.A.

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