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Vikings Bring Back WR Aromashodu

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 28, 2012 – 9:53 am

The Vikings are in the midst of reshuffling their roster, placing an emphasis on getting younger and building for the long-term while also trying to fill needs. While he won’t solve every problem the Vikings have at the position, WR Devin Aromashodu has been identified as a player who fits within the team’s plans for 2012.

The Vikings have re-signed Aromashodu, who set career highs with 26 receptions for 468 yards along with 3 TDs and 2 special teams tackles last season, his first with the Vikings. Going into his 6th NFL season in 2012, the Florida native has appeared in 46 games over his career, including 11 starts.

Drafted by Miami in the 7th round of the 2006 NFL Draft, Aromashodu spent time in Indianapolis from 2006-07 and Chicago from 2008-10 before coming to Minnesota.


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277 Responses to “Vikings Bring Back WR Aromashodu”

  1. By hognuts on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Asante Samuel is willing to restructure his contract to get out of Philly, try to make it happen.

  2. By Saddy on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like Mo Claiborne to vikings at #3 and Kelechi Osemele or Mike Adams 2nd round pick…

  3. By Carl K on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Welcome back Devin!

    Ok, just a note Alshon Jeffery looked great at his proday!
    213 lbs and ran 4.4 range.

    #35 Alshon Jeffery!

  4. By AMB on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    How can the Vikings come out and say this team has improved any, when they have signed a lot of the players they wanted nothing to do with. I don’t think this team, no matter who they draft, has taken any steps to improve this coming year. How can anyone say that they have improved the team? I would be happy with even a little improvement, I just don’t see it.

  5. By Lance on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    According to NFL.com the vikings have not improved at all after FA. They actually rank us still at 3rd from the bottom. While the rest of our division is ranked in the top 10 in the league! 2 of them in the top 5!!!

    For one thing we don’t need asante samuel he can go else where. We have enough CB’s and will most likely draft one as well for depth.

    We also dont need WR we have enough already! There is FA for that if no one is producing or injuries.

    3 pick will not be claiborne. Kalil is the pick and the largest weakness right now for is at LT. You fix a broken team by replacing our weakest link. Sorry as much as our secondary needs help. We need an LT more.

    Harrison Smith will be our 2nd rd guy to help fortify our safety position. He will provide us a healthy young talented SS. He fits perfectly into our system and the guy can blitz well and is great on the run defence. Has ball hawking abilities. He is our man :)

  6. By TheValentine84 on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    We would have to trade back up into the back of the 1st round for Harrison Smith, too many teams need safety help like the Pats. I wouldn’t mind trading a few picks to get harrison smith, but he won’t fall to us at 35

  7. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I dont get what people see in Aromoshadu. Hes not talented at all.

  8. By Lance on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer Aroma wasn’t bad he did make plays. It was also hard to judge because lets be honest here :( no one got many looks with pnder running for his life and mcnabb well do i hafta explain that? :P I think one more year give him a shot with a good oline and see he produces. Personally Id like to see what arceneaux has got for us :)

    and Valentine, NE will pick Barron. They need him he is more suited to their system. I don’t other teams needing saftey enough to pick int he 1st rd. Harrison is good :) but not good enough to be picked middle or top of 1st rd. He will fall to the top of 2nd in my opinion. Once we grab up Kalil, other teams that need secondary help will be taking those CB’s. Claiborne, Kirkpatrick Jenkins the list goes on. I think the CB’s will go fast. Leaving us H. Smith. Since I think pats will take Barron

  9. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Aromashodu is a decent player for a #4 WR. We still don’t have a #1 yet though. Harvin and Jenkins qualify as 2 and 3. Hopefully the draft can fix that.

  10. By vikings4life on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    We are taking Claiborne or Blackmon its the one player we havent been leaked out we have interest in and i would be the happiest person in the world as long as its not Kalil it would be a waste on passing two great players in blackmon or claiborne.

  11. By Mike B. on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Heard some talk about Rams moving up to take Kalil in a trade. The Rams had drafted a tackle in the first and second round in 2009 and 2010. I think they are looking to get Blackmon.

  12. By Mike B. on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    What is the argument against taking Kalil at #3. All the draft analysists say that Kalil is far more ready for the NFL than any other non QB player in the Draft. We have a big hole at LT to be filled. How can you really think that the Vikings will be basted if they pick anyone other than Kalil as their first pick. How can you argue otherwise? Kalil is the real deal.

  13. By TITUS on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Aromashodu made a few very good catches as I recall– he is a good signing. We don’t know all that goes on in the locker room. Some of these players that are not “superstars” and has everyone whining, are productive and may be very good “team” players. Building a core chemistry of productive hard working decent athletes beats a team of big names every time. Period. End of story. Calm down people. Even the “experts” at nfl.com of espn do not know all the inner workings at the vikings organization, nor do they know the plans for the draft. Wait on all the judgment until we are at least four games into the season.

  14. By TITUS on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    oops– that of is an or. nfl.com or espn

  15. By vikesfan12 on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    If there is a rush for CB in the first round wouldnt be smart to get the best avaiable WR right away in the second? Kalil in the first duh!!

  16. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B … some fans are too young to KNOW football. People that KNOW football KNOW the OL is the foundation to a football team.

    People who think anything else are nothing more than Sport Center highlight watchers. So all they see is QB this RB that WR … they live completely void of OL reality.

    That being said … Claiborne would also be a very good pick heres why. Detroit, GB, and Chicago (with Marshall) will be very good throwing the ball on us. Unless we put together a dominate secondary. QBs vs Vikings averaged a better pa’sser rating than Tom Brady … Claiborne and Cook (if he gets some help with his mental issues) with Winfield at NB will be a MAJOR UPGRADE

    That being said … I would draft LT Kalil. Who will help Ponder and Peterson.

  17. By vikesfan12 on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder will probably cry when we draft Kalil!!! Thank you Mr.Speilman thank you!! Haha!

  18. By Lance on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    No it would not be smart. From our team standpoint you could draft a wr and have in the practice squad for a few years at least 1 full year because we alreay have enough WR’s. Plus, typically it takes a while for a WR to enter the NFL level right away.

    We have large holes in many areas right now. However, WR might be a position we lack talent maybe but we have depth there. We don’t have any depth or talent in the safety position. CB we have a bit of depth. There is not a WR that will available that will be any better then what we already have in the 2nd round. But we can improve the safety position and get a starter this year.

  19. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    as far as Aromashadu … we needed WR depth just in case the draft doesnt fall the right way. Aromashadu is as good as anyone else out there

    Im giving Spielman a C for free agency

  20. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    WR targets in the 2nd round: Reuben Randle, Mohamad Sanu, Alshon Jeffery

  21. By TITUS on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I give Spielman a C- for free agency as of now– we do not know the big picture. After the draft, we may see his current moves in a new light.

  22. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Details: Safety target for the #Vikings: Antonio Allen/S/South Carolina meeting with Minnesota Vikings today

  23. By Lance on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I can agree with you shawn. I def would say he gets a C grade on the FA. If we could have landed Atogwe then I would have given a B+

  24. By Lance on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Allen I wouldn’t mind but I doubt he is a starter. Prob be there at our 3rd pick. However more of a prospect isnt he? I dont know much of him but…. size seems good. Ill have to check out some of his footage

  25. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I give Spielman a C-.

  26. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    This is great news Lance! we are all heavily concerned about the Safety positions and it looks like staff is too
    nfl teams can have a max of 30 pre-draft visits

  27. By Derrick.G on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Good resign in my opinion, he showed some flashes last season.

  28. By Lance on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Yes it is great news :) I actually wanted us to draft Taylor Mays a while ago, We just have had that need for some time now at Safety. I think it’s past overdue to draft a good Safety :)

    I hope you are right though and our staff is looking into fixing that for us :)

  29. By TITUS on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer– great minds think alike.

  30. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone will over judge Sanu less than stellar 40 time but the fact is he has some of the best hands in the draft, runs great routes, he is game day fast. Cris Carter and Jerry Rice never ran a great 40 but were fast on game day. Is Sanu in their league? NO, but he is a very good receiver who would contribute right away.

  31. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Titus- who should we draft in Rd2?

  32. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I will admit as much as I like the idea of picking Kalil … Claiborne is just as intriguing to me.

    1- Winfield … 35yo 180lbs with a LB mentality and injury problems 2 of the last 3 years

    2- Cook … He’s a mental case that hasnt managed to be on the field for more than 6 games in either of his 2 seasons

    3- Asher Allen … WOW really? Havent we seen this movie …

    4- Zach Bowman … If he doesnt beat Asher out in training camp we willhave some serious problems in our division

    5- Marcus Sherels … Seems to make mental mistakes in the return game although he is a very good athlete, he looked out matched by NFL WRs

    6- Brandon Burton … too soon to judge.

    7- Nick Taylor … he’s a fast PG. The only issue I see is there is no PG in the NFL

    _____________________________________________________________

    Morris Claiborne … vs Cutler/Marshall … vs Rodgers/Jennings … vs Stafford/Johnson

    Morris Claiborne wore Purple and Gold in college

    Morris Claiborne converted to CB from WR

    Morris Claiborne ….. sounds good

  33. By Carl K on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Lance- I think SS Antonio Allen would be a an upgrade over J Sanford.

  34. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

  35. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Kendall Wright ran a 4.6 40 and draft gurus were saying he would fall out of the 1st but after running a 4.4 at his pro day they all love him again. Wright is game day fast. Jeffery may have ran a 4.4 but he lacked the ability to get seperation during this past season.

  36. By Lance on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    lol Carl I do have to agree with you on that :P He would be an upgrade for sure :)

  37. By Lance on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I could handle Allen at our 3rd pick. Just don’t reach higher then that for him in my opinion. That being said I would only do this IF Harrison Smith is not available, That guy will be a perfect SS in our game. There isn’t a more perfect SS in this draft that would fit us best. At top of 2nd round he is a steal :)

    I just gota hope NE picks Barron and not smith

  38. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, stop hating on Cook.

  39. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I we got Morris Claiborne … Asher Allen might fall to our 5th on the CB depth chart. That sounds good

    1- Claiborne
    2- Winfield
    3- Cook
    4- Bowman
    5- Asher Allen

    6- Brandon Burton
    7- Marcus Sherels
    8- Nick Taylor ….. probably gets cut

  40. By iaVIKE on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Corey Fuller and Robert Griffith would be an upgrade to our secondary at this point…..

  41. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    err IF we … not I we

  42. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Sanu will fall to the 3rd round because of being over judged on his 40 time. Draft him. Then hope Josh Norman falls to the 4th.

  43. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply
    Shawn, stop hating on Cook.

    ________________________________________________________________

    How did i hate on Cook? because i speak in reality and facts ? not hopes and dreams?

    Chris Cook isnt reliable thats a REAL THING = FACT = TRUTH

  44. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

  45. By wacky on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    great! a player that didn’t do a thing last year! keep up the good work, front office! mark my words, you all will be gone years from now with 3 years of losing records! ”idiots”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    New mock for Vikings. R1 LT Kalil, R2 S Harrison Smith, R3 WR Sanu, R4 CB Josh Norman, CR4 DT Akiem Hicks, CR4 OT Andrew Datko, R5 LB Nigel Bradham, R6 CB Cliff Harris, R7 WR Dale Moss, R7 FSUs Kicker or BPA.

  47. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Roger I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Sanu in Purple. Right now tho he is projected around the middle of round 2 . Spielman and co would have to be very interested to make it happen

  48. By TITUS on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, I have no idea– Once we address the O line and the secondary, I believe we are competitive– after that, I say take the best out there at any position- I would just like to see us win most of our home games and a couple on the road.

  49. By peever on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    now just get blackmon on the other side…with our 2 mobile qb’s webb and ponder…….forget all that kalil garbage…….ot at no 3 would be a WASTED pick…sure they need oline help,but with a no 3 pick…you draft a game changing ATHLETE….not a big 12 samwich eatin lineman who is just goin to be standing there looking stupid when ponder/webb rolls out and hits harvin or devin down the sideline……..DUMP THE ESPN “EXPERT” KOOLAID,AND FORGET THE KALIL TALK

  50. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    peever … kalil kalil kalil o yea kalil kalil kalil and then ther is kalil kalil kalil and has anyone mentioned kalil kalil kalil smart people like kalil kalil kalil

    BLACKMON WOULD BE THE WORST PICK POSSIBLE AT #3

  51. By charliewest40 on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Antonio Allen did not impress me in that game tape vs Nebraska.

    I like Harrison Smith much much more as a playmaker and a ballhawk at SS

    Otherwise we might be smarter to go get the top Free Safety in the 3rd round, Markelle Martin. He fits into our current cover 2 scheme better

  52. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – Shawn posted a much more valid concern about Cook than your rants against Adrian Peterson and Jared Allen. They both are superstars more than is humanly possible (yes, I’m saying they are inhuman, they’re just too good to not be a more advanced species), they’re just not perfect. Meanwhile, Cook has produced a lot less over the past two years than many others still on the team, simply because he finds ways to keep himself off the field.

  53. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Peever – Good LTs are game changers. You’ll see how much the game changes when Ponder is able to relax in the pocket.

  54. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://thevikingage.com/2012/03/28/vikings-interest-in-hybrid-safety-antonio-allen-could-hint-at-defensive-tweaks/

  55. By charliewest40 on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    What are some of you guys favorite sites for information on the NFL or the draft ?

  56. By iaVIKE on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I just don’t understand what good people think Blackmon would be to us if Ponder is always either on his back or runnin for his life like last year….do you remember Detroit always drafting the “playmakers” for years? They finally got their act together and built a team. Kalil

  57. By hognuts on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    ^ Amen. Kalil is a no-brainer at 3. Anyone who thinks otherwise is an idiot.

  58. By Kyle on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    im feeling pretty sure that a Dre Kirkpatrick will be there for us in the second round. So i say that we either get kalil or we get blackmon. i would like to see blackmon instead of kalil heres why. We need recievers and we could always trade up in the second two for some of our third and fourth round picks and try to get a LT then like how we get Loadholt in the second a couple years ago. But getting Kahlil would be a good idea for Ponder and them guys. but we either are at the bottom of the celler, or we go out get a good reciever and secondary and get an ok LT and we do something in our division this year!!!

    Go Vikes!!!!

  59. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Finally, people are starting to realize Blackmon isnt that great. I strongly believe hes Michael Crabtree 2.0 without the attitude.

    Kalil+ Jeffery 2012 !!

  60. By hognuts on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder won’t be able to get the ball to a playmaker WR if he’s flat on his back or knocked out of the game. Then Joe Webb comes in and he runs around and makes a few plays with his legs. Get Kalil, this draft is deep in WR’s find one in the 2nd or 3rd round. No Blackmon.

  61. By Carl K on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil – Jeffery – trade up for Josh Robinson – Brandon Taylor

  62. By cole s. on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    i’d take kalil first, give ponder time to develope, di you ALL forget we have ROUDOLPH AND CARLSON @ TE???, dont be stupid, ponder aint got the arm strength to throw to blackmon. id say draft a CB or SS in the later rounds to make you secondary good, NOT great but good, then next year ALL we have to do is make our secondary great, duh easy fix, be paitent, no need to get all B****y about anything, ITS A REBUILIND PROCESS!!! WHY GET FANCY LEATHER CHAIRS WHEN WE AINT GOT A SOLID BASE TO PUT IT ON?, Dumb***’s USE YOUR HEADS!! im out ;)

  63. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

  64. By charliewest40 on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    wheres larson when u need him

  65. By iaVIKE on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer- thanks for that post. But WTF?? he has way too much talent to only be on the field for 3 plays a game. Even if we do use him more at QB that’s still not enough, you know it won’t be much cause we’re all about developing Ponder. I don’t get it. Wasted talent

  66. By Anthony on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Very glad about this signing. Go Vikings!!!!!!!

  67. By D Anthony on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Khalil + Quick = God

  68. By SUPERVIKE on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    It would be really sweet if we could work out some deal with the Browns and get a 2nd or 3rd round pick!!! Looks to be a good draft year for the Vikes!! I have a feeling Speilman will do a good job.

  69. By usedtobleedpurple on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    ponders noodle arm might as well draft trent richardson the boss @ 3

  70. By Lance on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    BTW, why am I banned from this site? what did I even do or say that was offensive?

  71. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Very interesting…

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1120617-five-minnesota-vikings-players-who-will-break-out-in-2012

  72. By johnsgitgo on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    All the mouth of everyone will not do any good.They will choose.And I believe that they know more than all of us.At this point I think that protection of Ponder is critical.Look at last year.If they decide WR or CB,we need both.Ponder is a good QB.Give him protection to put the ball in Aromashodu’s hands and you just never know until you know.

  73. By Lance on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Not sure why I cant post from my own computer! but anyways….

    I tried asking everyone what “IF” Luck or RG3 wasnt picked in the first 2 picks?

    What do you feel should be done? Lots of trades would come our way? or should we take one of those players? hard to pass on one of those QBs would it not?

  74. By William on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    AromashuDONT!!!!

  75. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    M.Sanu WR on the radio at 5 est. Word is his draft stock is rising rapidly

    http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v4/index.cfm?stationCallSign=WNST

  76. By Josh on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Aromashodu could be a very good #2 receiver for the vikes he has great hands is decent size and decent speed.

  77. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer … great article. I am also excited to see some of our youg guys.

    I think people forget Letroy Guion is only 24 with 4 years of NFL experience.

    I really liked Brinkley when we drafted him and think he deserves a shot at MLB. Im guessing he will be equally as good as a 32yo EJ and maybe better.

    Believe it or not I really do hope Chris Cook gets some mental therapy and proves his doubters wrong.

    Ponder and Rudolph … I think everyone believes they will be good.

  78. By Saddy on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    The word on the street is Cleveland is getting a lot of calls from teams to move up to 4 and grab CB Mo Claiborne not 1 call to trade up for Matt Kalil.

    I say we pick Mo Claiborne or trade down for a ransom, we could still pick Jonathan Martin or Dre Kirkpatrick or even Floyd and get 3 more draft picks …

  79. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    @ Saddy…The word on the street is Cleveland is getting a lot of calls from teams to move.

  80. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Very good analysis, Shawn. Also I think Mistral Raymond wil be a solid player next year, surprised they didnt include him. Your thoughts?

  81. By New Vike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Cant really go wrong with Kalil or Claiborne. Just dont pick Blackmon at 3!

  82. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond … heres a 7 round mock draft with compensatory picks. what do we know about these guys?

    #3 … Matt Kalil
    #35 … Rueben Randle

    I know enough of those 2 names and wouldnt be disappointed but then theses guys IDK

    #67 … CB Brandon Boykin … Georgia
    #100 … OLB Keenan Robinson … Texas
    #130 … DT Marcus Forston … Miami-FL
    #136 … FS Trenton Robinson … Michigan State
    #140 … DT DaJohn Harris … USC
    #177 … OLB Tyler Neilsen … Iowa (Im a Hawkeye fan so Ive seen him and he’d be a solid pick)
    #213 … G Josh LeRibeus … Southern Methodist
    #226 … G Jaymes Brooks … Virginia Tech

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1120923-2012-nfl-mock-draft-matt-millers-7-round-predictions-with-compensatory-picks/page/2

  83. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer … Im excited for Raymond as well however I think he needs 1 more season to be the starter. Which is why I was hoping for Abdullah to give Raymond just enough playing time to grow but not enough to fail.

  84. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    get Sanu in for a pre-visit! great guy and ready to produce 97% of what Blackmon can preform. married to Hope Solo

  85. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn 67 thru 177 have seen those names mocked to the vikings a few times in other articles.
    DaJohn Harris supposedly a disruptive beast… haven’t watched film yet
    Trenton Robinson watched film today… big guy but was a liitle disappointed
    Brandon Boykin sold 110%

  86. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond- are you still high on Burfect?

  87. By Gary on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    @Shawn = We know the person that made it is an idiot that knows little about the areas of need for the Vikings.

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

    In an interview with Leslie Frazier that I was reading, I was able to pick up on a couple of crucial bits and pieces that he said.

    One quote:

    (about Charlie Johnson) “Not necessarily leave him at left tackle. I want us to get some competition there and maybe even be able to take a look at him at left guard. He’s done it. He’s done it well in Indy, and we think he can do it at our place as well. So, if that’s going to make us better by getting a better left tackle than Charlie was at left tackle and be able to move him to guard, then that’s the way you do it…..”

    (about Ponder) “He needs time, and we’ve got to surround him with the right weapons in key spots and make sure that our offensive line is the way we need it to be so that he doesn’t begin to get happy feet and lose confidence if he feels like he has to get rid of the ball sooner than he needs to and I can’t go through my reads, can’t do the things that a quarterback has to do.”

    — Those two would heavily suggest OT Matt Kalil will be the selection at #3

    Another quote:

    (about Safety position) “We’ve got 10 picks, but you wonder how big of an impact they’ll make in that first year as a whole. So, hopefully, the safety position — whoever we take at safety — will be one of those that has a big impact on our team, and some of that depends on how high you take the guy sometimes. But whoever we draft at safety probably needs to come in and have an impact for us.”

    — This would suggest that the Vikings will be very interested in landing either S Mark Barron or S Harrison Smith because he said its a huge area of need and whoever they draft will need to come in and contribute right away….. you’ll need a good safety to do that and those two are the prospects that can be just that.

    What about WR…… read this next qoute:

    (about WR position) “It’s a pretty deep group. Watching them at the combine and now from our coaches going out to visit some of them. We think we’re going to be able to get a real good receiver in this draft. The fact that we’re picking as high as we are in each round and now we’ve got these multiple choices in the fourth round, we think we’re going to have a chance to get one of these good receivers.”

    — Since he mentions “deep group” and addressed having multiple 4th round selections…… we could very well see the Vikings address the WR position within the 4 selections we have in rounds 3-4.

    Bottom line the top of the draft could look like:

    1st – OT Matt Kalil
    2nd(or trading into 1st) – S Mark Barron or S Harrison Smith
    3rd-4th (4 picks) – combination of WRs, CBs, and BPA if someone is too good to pass up that has slipped in the draft.

  89. By vikesfan12 on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Whats the story on Rueben Randle?

  90. By bobby crabtree on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil Kalil Kalil if we can get all the db’s we need through F A ,draft the future

  91. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Northern Norseman …. good stuff. very good detective work. I like it a lot :)

  92. By iaVIKE on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Solid post Norseman

  93. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    vikesfan12

    Rueben Randle

    http://www.kffl.com/a.php/129932/

  94. By vikesfan12 on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Northern Norseman – Thank you!

  95. By Saddy on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    The draft day

    Vikings pick Mo Claiborne
    2nd round – Harrison Smith S

    They will try and get Ponder’s old OT or Compton later and will looks for WR’s, LB’s also.

  96. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Northern Norseman – I like your breakdown of Frazier. The only adjustment I would make is to try to get a LB in the 4th round before going after a CB. We signed Erin to a 1-year deal. That tells me that they aren’t confident that he’s the long term solution. Getting someone in there who can challenge him and take over next year would be very helpful, especially if it’s someone who can cover RBs and TEs, because our LBs have had a lot of trouble with that in recent years.

  97. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Adrian Peterson

    “That rehabilitation has remained on target, Frazier said on Wednesday at the NFL meetings, and Peterson is back in Minnesota with the Vikings’ training staff this week as he prepares to take the next step — moving from jogging in a pool to dryland.”

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Vikings_Adrian_Peterson_to_begin_running_this_week_Hes_on_target032812?t=2

  98. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    A very informative video from Tom P … about the 2012 depth chart

    http://www.1500espn.com/videos/some_answers_on_vikings_depth_chart_at_nfl_meetings

  99. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    When is AP actually coming back? Last season the Colts were saying Manning may play Week 1…

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

    What are your thoughts about RB LaMichael James (LJ)?

    Here me out on why he would be a very attractive pick-up for the purple:

    I cannot put my finger on it but I can’t help to think that if he is there in the 3rd-4th round that the Vikings will draft him.

    They have said they will be looking for that ‘third guy’. Assuming they will want a scat back that can be a shifty pass catching RB with explosive speed….. RB LaMichael James fits that mold.

    Especially if they really want to bring AP around slowly which is what both Frazier and Spielman have stated. So a change of pace back that has his own unique qualities that differ from AP and the ‘White Rhino’ can help the case for LJ.

    A factor/s that most people will miss is that the Vikings really wanted to find a return man this off-season (WR Ted Ginn) that can take over for Percy so that #12 can contribute more to the offense. Add in that Booker who held that role for Special Teams and the scat back, change of pace, position is now gone can only make the pick-up of James make even more sense.

    Lamichael James:
    -Take over the ‘third back’ (scat back) position
    -Change of pace back
    -Great at pass catching
    -Highly explosive and can take it to the house on any play.
    -Allow AP to prolong his career by not having to pound him all game long.
    -Can be a reliable valve for Ponder as Sproles was for Brees
    -Can take over the return responsibility that will allow Percy Harvin to contribute more on offense and lessen his chance for injury.

    The more one looks at it…. RB Lamichael James could help out the Vikings in a big way.

    Id be more than willing to use a 3rd round selection on the RB from Oregon.

  101. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Opening night……Cowgirls VS Giants…….KILLLLLLLLL RRRROOOOMMMMOOOO!

  102. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1120617-five-minnesota-vikings-players-who-will-break-out-in-2012#/articles/1120923-2012-nfl-mock-draft-matt-millers-7-round-predictions-with-compensatory-picks/page/1

    Nice 7-round mock draft, with compensatory picks added in. It falls apart at the end of the fourth round though…having us pick 3 defensive linemen (2 DTs and a DE) with picks 4b, 5 and 6.

    Apparantly they don’t realize that the team already has 8 defensive linemen on the team who will be sticking around for the entire year.

  103. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I never understood the Romo hate. When hes on, hes a top 5 quarterback IMO.

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

    @Parody

    I definitely agree with what you said.

    The thing is that I really believe that after this year the Vikings will sign Erin Henderson to a longer-term deal. That is just my gut opinion.

    Also, side note, my theory why the Vikings are not over zealous about addressing the MLB position is because it might not be as critical as some may think.

    With the NFL turning into a pass happy league, there is so many more multiple receiver sets that make the defense, in turn, come out more often in nickle packages with only 2 linebackers than they probably would with 3 linebackers.

    Since Erin is good in pass defense they will have Greenway and Erin that will be out more often because of nickle packages. Leaving the MLB “almost’ being more of a role player and not needed quite as often.

    Bottom line I agree that MLB and OLB has to be addressed in the draft regardless to not only compete but for the future at the position

  105. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Can You Understand Dallas Hate?

  106. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Oh yeah,and Spence, this guy had a bachelor party that consisted of 14 other guys and NO BOOZE. No Super Bowl trips either.

  107. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    That I understand, but I dont hate Dallas either.

  108. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Nova Spencer might be too young for Dallas hate. I have Redskin hate. Saints hate. Falcons hate. and NFC East hate(got the skins covered 2x :) ). I got over my 49er hate because my best friend is a 49er fan.

  109. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Study the history of these teams.

  110. By charliewest40 on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    spencer, I think you needed to be a vikes fan in the 70s to understand the I hate Dallas mentality

  111. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    msn.foxsports.com/…/Dallas-Cowboys-QB-Tony-Romo-no-alcohol-a… Yeah, he’s just what I want as my QB.

  112. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I hope GB Hate was understood …. I didnt post it above but GB is h8d

  113. By TITUS on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, well, Spencer, how often is Romo “on”?

  114. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    offthebench.nbcsports.com/…/tony-romo-played-hide-and-seek-at-hi..

  115. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I dont “hate” the Bears or Lions …. but I “hate” Urlacher

  116. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t seem to post any of Romo’s ” Gay Time ” bachelor party, but, then again. I dont give a rat’s ass.

  117. By TITUS on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    The only Vikings foe I don’t dislike are the Giants– don’t ask me why, except I think when they took down the mighty perfect Patriots in the Superbowl a few years ago and the way they made it all the way last year earned my respect. Lots of teams can win 13 to 16 games and go to the Superbowl, but few can rebound late in the season– have to respect NY for that– Jets, that is another story– I don’t think I will ever like that team.

  118. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Romo was playing fantastic football early in the season last yea Titus.

    The only teams I hate are the Packers, Saints, and Eagles.

  119. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I dont hate Urlacher enough that Id wish he gets hurt … Im not a Saints fan.

  120. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.dallasnews.com › Sports › Cowboys › Cowboys Headlines

  121. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    You are obviously too young.

  122. By TITUS on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, come on dude. We can dislike a team in fun, but to “hate” an individual player? Please, this ain’t recess.

  123. By Jayson Child on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Up until right now, I had been dead set on picking Kalil with our #3 pick and I still believe that he is worth the 3rd overall pick. However, the more I think about it the more I kinda like the idea of having a guy like Claiborne or maybe even Blackmon. Here is the thing with Kalil, it is TRUE that he would be an absolute help to our protection immediately which would definitely improve the play of our offense and so I would be very happy if we picked him at #3. However, after reading some of the posts here I have to agree that our division MUST be one by DEFENSE. The bears have the Cutler to Marshal combo, the packers have the Rodgers to Jennings combo, and the lions have the Stafford to Johnson combo and so if we added a shutdown corner like Claiborne we would have a better answer for these guys. So I dont think I would be dissapointed if we took Claiborne either. It also wouldnt bother me to take a guy like Blackmon. In most of our games last year, our Offense played good at times and a guy like Blackmon might be the playmaker that gets us over that hump. So I think I would be happy with either of these 3

  124. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    22 isnt that young guys! And Titus, whats wrong with hating a player?

  125. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Titus I put “hate” in quotes for a reason. I know I missed it in the second post but … yes you are correct “hate” is a word with too much strength to be used literally.

    Yet Brian Urlacher seems to always make a big play against us … so yea I “hate” Urlacher

  126. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, you hate the Saints for what happened 3 years ago. Viking fans have hated Dallas for what happened 37 years ago.

  127. By charliewest40 on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    OT Jonathan Martin, the 3rd rated left tackle had a poor pro day showing. Bad news for Speilman if he was considering to trade down.

    ttp://blogs.buffalobills.com/2012/03/23/stanford-ot-has-3-pre-draft-visits/

  128. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Nova – Then I’m too young too. I’ve started learning to hate the Cowboys the more I learn about our history, but it can’t become anything close to what you must feel having watched how they cheated us on numerous occasions.

    Giants, Jets, Redskins and Saints are also on my list. Browns too, but that one is just because it was the worst idea for a team name ever, and they fought to get it back!

  129. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Northern Norseman – I really think that Hilliard can be our 3rd down guy. He’s known as a blocking back, and he has more receiving yards than rushing yards in his 3-year career. I think he’s just the type of player we need for that position, and if need be, we can mix in Caleb King for rushing downs until Toby or AP is ready to start.

  130. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Dam….it must have sucked to witness four Superbowl losses. I dont know how I would have lived with myself.

  131. By KoN on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I feel, the opposite Spencer, I dislike the Bears as a team, but have a lot of respect for Urlacher because he’s such a great player.

  132. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, how right you are. It might have started with the original Cowboy Stadium, when then General Manager Tex Schramm said ( about the hole in the roof )…”.It’s so God can watch His team play”.

  133. By Lance on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    how quick everyone forgets how we actually shutdown the biggest recievers last year with cook. Now everyone is screaming for claiborne. Sorry all but we don’t need him

  134. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Steelers have always irked me the wrong way too…not sure why.

  135. By KoN on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, correct me if I’m worng, but I was under the impression that Toby will definetly be ready to start. I had heard somwhere after the end of the season that he will be ready way before the first game.

  136. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    * Texas Stadium

  137. By KoN on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I feel the same way about the Ravens, Parody, I don’t knwo why, but I just don’t like them.

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

    @Parody

    Good point. Caleb King, Hilliard, and Todman could very well be more than capable to address that area for the Vikings.

    Just was bringing a different point of view on the ‘what if’ Vikings drafted him and what Lamichael James could bring to the Vikings.

    Any of the back we currently have are not even close to what Lamichael James could bring to the team but if they are indeed good enough to get by then Im not so sure justifying a 3rd round pick is worth it.

    Id be very happy if the Vikings drafted Lamichael James but wouldn’t be upset either for the reasons you also made.

  139. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer….now you know why I’m getting a tad impatient.

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

    @Kon

    Yeah Toby “White Rhino” Gerhart will definitely be ready for the start of the 2012 NFL season.

  141. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Oh wow. If I had been around to learn about that news when it happened I would definitely “hate” the Cowboys. I can’t help but be disgusted by that kind of extreme arrogance.

  142. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Who was the better team?

    1998 Vikings….or 2009 Vikings?

    I think the 98 team would murder them. Just too much offense, they could score at will! Moss+ Carter was WORLD CLASS!

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

    If anyone cares to know which team I really hate….. its the Packers….. with a passion.

    Packer fans shouldnt be shocked since they hate the Vikings also. A very mutual hate-hate-hate with some more hate relationship.

    Alrighty now that is addressed im officially moving on from this topic.

  144. By TITUS on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I never liked Dallas. I do remember one of the sweetest games I ever attended was at the dome (yes, I cringe saying that)– I believe it was a year or two after our great 98 season– I had season tickets around that time. Anyway, Dallas was beating us solidly and a lot of Cowgirls sat around us, mocking us, and thoroughly enjoying it. Somewhere later in the second half our team came alive and we beat them– I am usually not one to rub it in, but it was fun.

  145. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    KoN – I’m pretty sure that he will be ready too, which would be even better reason to avoid drafting a RB. But until he shows that he is ready, it’s nice to know that we have somebody who can fill in.

  146. By TITUS on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    NothernNorseman– that goes without saying. I foam at the mouth when I see green and yellow.

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

    @Spencer

    1998 Vikings for sure. Would be a very fascinating match up but if I had to choose right now on the spot Id go with the 1998 over the 2009 Vikings.

  148. By TITUS on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, see what you started? I am going overboard. But I bet Sonja feels included now in the blog with my recent comment.

  149. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Id give the edge to the 1998 team but it would be fun to watch.

    Who from 2009 could cover Moss and Carter ?

    but the 1998 defense was small and Peterson would crush them (remember the Buccs and Alstott? )

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

    @Titus

    Hahaha oh how truly I agree

  151. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Titus – My favorite Dallas moment was the 2009 playoffs. All the experts were saying Dallas was going to cream us, and we humiliated them. It was especially fun listening to their fans cry about us running up the score on them – as if they never heard our TD song!

    It’s too bad we had to play the Saints the following week and get cheated out of the Super Bowl…and a new hatred began.

  152. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Which was worse: getting blown out in the NFC Championship game by the Giants, or Gary Anderson missing the FG against the Falcons?

  153. By KoN on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    What if the 98 Vikings had 09 Brett Favre?

  154. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    The 2 teams that beat the Vikings in 1998 were good running teams. Falcons had Jamal Anderson and the Buccs had Warrick Dunn and Mike Alstott

    so dont underestimate 2009 AP vs 1998 Viking D … Favre would be changing plays to make things happen

  155. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    F-ckin Superbowl without question.

    Favre turned Rice into a 1300yrd receiver, imagine what him and Moss would have been able to do..

  156. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Norseman you missed the point with a third running back. Think of it as an insurance policy for Gerhart and Peterson. Frazier stated he wants a running back for 1st downs. James is way to small to carry the ball up the middle. Yea he is the perfect scat back but not what they are looking for

  157. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – 98 Field Goal, no question in my mind. It was a sure thing. Anderson hadn’t missed all year!

    A better question (which I’m sure you were planning to present next) would have been “which was worse: Gary Anderson missing the FG against the Falcons, or Brett Favre throwing the INT to the Saints after the 12-men in the huddle?”

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

    Ha alright some of you are bringing up some very good points on the “what if” side of things in the 98 vs. 09 Vikings teams.

    I can’t even get into it now because my mind will explode at all the possible scenarios and situations leaving me only in the end that both seasons crushed my hearts.

    Ha i can’t and I won’t get into this discussion. It’s a fun discussion so you all can but for health sake I won’t.

  159. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Parody … wow thats a tough question. I dont think I can answer it. Im leaning towards the Anderson FG because that team was INSANE good. The 2009 team was really good to though and I still believe the Vikings had the best teams in both seasons …

  160. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Parody- I

  161. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer kids read the blogs

  162. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Parody- I just dont know, both of those losses absolutely killed me. But I think the Anderson one was worse, that team was freaking 15-1 and would have EASILY won the Superbowl.

  163. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer kids read the blogs
    ——————————————————————————————

    I thought Larson left?

  164. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond – That’s why we have to bleach out our swear words! Just like saying “gosh darnit” instead of “gòddamit”. It’s okay because we’re not using the actual words, so the kiddies don’t know any better!

  165. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    NOTHING was worse than the /75 Cowboy Div. Playoff…..nothing.

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

    @sandiamond

    Please find where Frazier has stated he wants a RB that can run on 1st downs.

    That is not the case at all because Gerhart will be ready to go day 1 and quite possibly AP also. They both are perfect 1st down runners so why in the world would you need to waste a roster spot on a 3rd RB that differs in no way from #32 and #28.

    Then to say they are not looking for a scat back is wrong. Maybe it’s not a glaring huge need but the Vikings do not have a Sproles like player on the roster. Booker is gone and they need a player than can not only fill his role but be better at it.

    Re-read the points that I made about what Lamichael James would bring to the team and could help the Vikings in a bigger way than one would initially think.

  167. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I have to disagree with Shawn and Spencer. Maybe it’s because the memory is fresher in my mind, but the 09 game hurts worse. They were beating the snot out of us (physically) and we were losing big time in the turnover battle, but somehow we still had a chance to win it all at the end. The INT killed me, but knowing we still had a chance in OT, I was at the edge of my seat. Then the refs made sure to give the Saints the benefit of the doubt on questionable yardage plays to put them close enough for the FG and it was all over.

    Final proof that the refs had a special interest in the Saints moving on.

  168. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Learning now this offseason that the Saints were without question playing dirty just makes it that much more painful.

  169. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Nova – was that the year of the famous Hail Mary? If I existed then, I’d probably agree with you.

  170. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Parody. Drew Pearson’s ” non- catch ” cost me a TV and a beer.

  171. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Favre threw 2ints, each time we were inside their 40. Percy fumbled at like our 15 or something, Berrian fumbled at their like 10, and AP fumbled at the 2. We should have blew that team out of the water.

    My hatred for Tracey Porter may never go away. I hate him with a burning passion.

  172. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    By: Saddy Tom pelissero from ESPN went on a Twitter blitz after meeting with Fraziers, here is some info;

    If the season started today this is how the ol will look according to frazier, Johnson LT, degeare LG, Sullivan C, Fusco RG, Loadholt RG

    Vikings will draft a split end to stretch the field vertically

    Vikings will draft another running back who will carry 1st downs

    Still not decided about 3rd pick all 3 kalil, claiborne and blackmon are in play

    saw the tweet too but Tom did’t put that in the video

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

    Im also not saying they HAVE TO get Lamichael James but im addressing why drafting him would benifit the Vikings in more ways than one may think.

    Its just ridiculous to think they will get another ‘every down’ running back when they already have 2 ‘every down’ backs.

    How on earth do you think they will find an opportunity to get the 3rd ‘every down’ RB touches?

    A player like Lamichael James is the exact type of player that would create a very dynamic and dangerous backfield with Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart, and LaMichael James. All having their own very unique skill sets that can contribute to the team in many different ways.

    If someone else is there in the draft that is too good to pass up then take them because I will be content with Caleb King, Hilliard, or Todman BUT if there comes a realistic moment in the draft to take Lamichael James then I say DO IT!

  174. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tmchffBogE We were 12-2 that season, watch this if you like to reminisce.

  175. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    For the past 15min Ive been watching soccer videos on Youtube. While it is a boring sport, those fans sure do have a good time. The chants, cheers, and “flares” are very impressive. We have to incorporate this to games at the Dome!

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

    They may draft an ‘every down’ type RB that is a 1st down up the middle type RB but it will probably be late in the draft.

    That drafted RB could very well just be an extra body to have in training camp and pre-season since they will bring both Gerhart and Adrian Peterson along slowly during those times.

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

    @Spencer

    Completely AGREE!!!!

    Ive had this conversation before! It would make for such a better game day experience along with probably a better home field advantage as well.

    In college I lived with a kid that lived in Europe for a couple years and he said that a couple of hours before games the town would literally shut down. The only people that would be working are the people in the pubs/bars. Then just before the game the city would gather in the streets and march together to the stadium singing teams songs and chants.

    Ha how cool would that be?!

    One can dream right?

  178. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    NN that’s what it is the extra body.

    hey i’m disappointed too… thought they would look for a booker replacement and James would add a weapon on offense 10x better than booker

    this suxs

  179. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Nova did you find yourself like TO after this game ?

  180. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

  181. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    If you watch the video that I posted and you are younger than 30, check out just how great those old telecasts were. No sideline reporters, no preening for the cameras, no endzone bull$hit, no stupid graphics. Watch 10 minutes of it.

  182. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    err LIKING … not like

  183. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, if a similar thing were to happen today. Who do you think would be the person to knock the player off our logo? Jared Allen? AP?

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

    @sandiamond

    Yeah who knows….. even though its not like WR, CB, OL, positions in terms of need but it will be interesting what they do with that 3rd RB spot.

  185. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Plus you get to watch a couple of guys named Eller and Page.

  186. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer Id say Percy Harvin … remember the fight he started on the Panther sideline. Harvin is a tough SoB. Maybe its a Napolean complex IDK

  187. By Mike B. on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I said a few weeks ago that Fraizer is going to use Joe Webb as a typical #2 QB. But no one wanted to hear it. Now Tom P comes out and posts it. You may see some wildcat options, but not at WR and more likely with a clip board in his hand.

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

    Lamichael James:
    -Take over the ‘third back’ (scat back) position
    -Change of pace back
    -Great at pass catching
    -Highly explosive and can take it to the house on any play.
    -Allow AP to prolong his career by reducing a little more of his touches
    -Can be a reliable valve for Ponder as Sproles was for Brees as a role player
    -Can take over the return responsibility that will allow Percy Harvin to contribute more on offense and lessen his chance for injury.

    Chances are the Vikings won’t land him but it’s still interesting to speculate

  189. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

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

    LaMichael James would actually be a perfect match with RG3. Man I hope that doesn’t happen but they would be an effective combo in my opinion.

  191. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – I think Allen and AP are too mature for that. If I were to guess, I’d say that Griffen would be the hit man in that scenario.

  192. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    push,push,push Norseman! still a month away and we can hope only Spielman and Co has a change of direction

  193. By TheValentine84 on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Honestly, if we managed to somehow get Khalil (1), Harrison Smith (2), and Tommy Streeter or Alshon Jeffrey (3) I would be ecstatic.

  194. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Is Zachary Bowman really starting opposite of Chris Cook?

  195. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    spence my boi vontaze has found a home in the draft! 4th round

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

    Oh wait…. more scary yet….. if LaMichael James goes to the Packers!

    Ah man I really hope that doesn’t happen either.

    The Pack would just have 3-4 receiver sets in a shotgun formation with the threat of James in the backfield that can catch and take it to the house.

    This cannot happen….. any other team than the Packers

  197. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    You think hes worth the risk? I think hes a headcase, now thats sayin something.

  198. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – Bowman just joined the team, so I’m sure it’s undecided right now. Just like the offensive line, I’d bet that Frazier would tell us that his starting CBs are Cook, Winfield and Allen right now, but that can change quickly if Bowman performs as expected.

    The OLine didn’t include Schwartz as a starter, even though I’d expect him to be the front runner for one of the Guard positions. Assuming we draft Kalil, that would move Charlie Johnson over to the other guard spot and return DeGeare and Fusco to backup roles.

  199. By KoN on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    We do NOT need a #3 RB in the third or fourth round this year. I understand that it would make the team a bit more dynamic, but it is nowhere near a big enough need for us to spend that high of a pick on it. Besides, Caleb King showed some good stuff last year during the preseason and I think that he deserves a chance.

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

    @Kon

    I agree.

    Thats why I said I would be more than content with what we have or what the Vikings could possibly get late in the draft.

    Lamichael James is the only RB I would consider the Vikes to go get but even then its hard to justify using any sort of high draft pick on him. If there is any point in the draft where it’s not too high and he is somehow still on the board then I say why not?

    It’s all only speculation and for debate sake.

  201. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I’ll be back after the draft. I’m just glad that I was able to bring a little more ” Hate Dallas” into the conversation.

  202. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Warning: not for the faint-hearted

  203. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

  204. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, I would like to give you a gift.

  205. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, you are “growing up” in an era that seems to almost idolize players like Cook, Roethlisberger, Burris, etc. look in the rear-view mirror.

  206. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I’ll take ONE Chuck Foreman jersey over 100 Cook jerseys.

  207. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Nova – I just started watching that game. Definitely a lot different than it is now! No graphics telling you where the first downs are, or even what down and yardage it is. I just felt like taking a break to point out that the game must not have been nearly as big as it is today. They don’t even take the time to check the little bit of graphics that they post for errors.

    Look into though at about 11 minutes. See if you can find what caught my eye. I was astounded that a Super Bowl would allow such a mistake.

  208. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, he wasnt convicted. The marks on her necks were no bigger than mosquito bites. Cook did nothing wrong.

  209. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, you couldn’t find my point if it poked you in the eye.

  210. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    The jury got it right, its time to move on.

    Alshon to Ponder coming to a theater near you.

  211. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    @ Parody, it wasn’t the SB, it was the NFC Div. Playoff.

  212. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry – should have been talking about Divisional Playoff game, not Super Bowl.

  213. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I remember, it was my first apartment, and I put a beer bottle through the TV screen.

  214. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Yea, thanks Nova, I caught it after it was too late :P

  215. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve calmed down since those days. I take it out deep-sea fishing.

  216. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Nova – Most of us prefer not to look in the rear view mirror. It’s easier on the conscience if you just keep on driving and pretend that you just hit a pothole…

  217. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    @ Parody, there is WAY too much in my r/v, at 55 I just try to keep going.

  218. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, you think guys like Cook and Big Ben are terrible people, but yet your the one who kills innocent fish for sport! You Monster!!

  219. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Just to let you guys know, I was clearly joking.

  220. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, check out Ed Marinaro at RB for the Vikes. He went on to star in ” Hill Street Blues”.

  221. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    what i like about nova. elder of the bunch but probably could chase skirt better than any of us

  222. By TITUS on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    That 09 NFC Championship was the worst heartache I ever had in a Vikings game because as the game went on, and we were tired during the whole game from quarter to quarter, you had this fantastic feeling– the Vikes are playing on the road in one of the loudest venues against the number one seed and yet the noise was not affecting them, and they looked like they not only could, but can win. Remember, when Bush fumbled that kickoff return inside the 20 yd line and we were poised to score? We would have been ahead by 2 TDs! But there was that goofed exchange. But at any rate, the Gary Anderson game– yes we expected to win and it was painful, but at the Saints, we knew the Vikes do not do so well on the road– but this time looked different– and it was all cause we had a great D and a hof QB. BTW– Parody, you are so right on that Dallas game the week before– no one gave us a chance (funny, a week later all the same experts were saying the Vikes were a better team than the Saints but it was their year, Yeah, they made sure of that.)

  223. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    So were punting rules different back then? There was a punt that was coming down at about the 5-yard line, and it looked pretty obvious that the receiver called a fair catch and our guy ran into him, which ended up causing him to not catch the ball, another Cowboy touched it and the Vikings recovered at the 4.

    What did the fair catch mean back then??

  224. By TITUS on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    WHOA ) I should proofread– NOT tired, TIED during the whole game…

    Sorry, maybe that was a Freudian slip– just cycled 26 miles and I had to fly the last 35 minutes cause it was getting dark and I have no lights.

  225. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    @ Sandiamond….chasing’s no problem. It’s the catching that is harder.

  226. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    By the way, I’ve got a GREAT joke that I heard today, and chances are that if I tell it, I’ll be barred. But I still want to. All in favor, say AYE!!!!

  227. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Yeaaa ayeeee

  228. By stw_080@hotmail.com on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    *whispers* aye.

  229. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    That’s good enough for me.

  230. By Gary on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    However you script it with SPECIFIC players, Vikes should be sitting after the 5th round pick with:
    CB = 1 or 2
    SS = 1 or 0
    FS = 1 or 0
    OL = 1 or 2
    ILB = 1 or 0
    WR = 1 or 0
    OLB = 1 or 0

  231. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Sh-t, did I really just put my email as my moniker?

  232. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    AYE

  233. By TITUS on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Waiting

  234. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Little ten-year-old Sarah is making cookies with Mommy on a Saturday morning in the kitchen. Sarah says ” Mommy, my friend Linda told me where babies come from”. (Mommy) ” Oh, and where is that ?”. (Sarah) ” She said that Daddy puts his “thingy” in your mouth, and stuff comes out, and it goes into your belly and the baby grows”! ( Mommy),” No sweety, that’s where j3welry come from”.

  235. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    * comes from.

  236. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I’m still watching this Hail Mary game – the announcer keeps on getting Staubach confused with Tarkenton.

  237. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Lol. I like that. It was muy bien.

  238. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    had to read it three times to catch it but that’s just me… lol funny

  239. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Gracias.

  240. By TITUS on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Alrighty then.

  241. By Mike B. on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I like all the comments about how good Farve was then have to listen to the comments how we don’t want other teams retreads. There is a great deal of the players we have gotten from other teams that have played well. Some not so well that’s the way the ball bounces.

  242. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, that movie has a REALLY bad ending.

  243. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Favre, Sharper, Longwell

    Berrian, Aromashadu, Bowman

    Why dont we go after Lions players?

  244. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Mike – The point is that we want a franchise QB. The retreads may be fun to watch, but give no hope for long term success.

  245. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    How do you mean Nova? Does the announcer completely lose his mind and start calling him Bart Starr?

  246. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Watch titus in this video! hilarious

  247. By Sixkings on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Quit with the James talk he hasn’t played a complete college season. He’s. injury prone always has shoulder injuries

  248. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, the announcer says, Touchdown, Cowboys.

  249. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    That was the end of my old 19-inch color.

  250. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Whem we lose I keep my emotions inside. I just go to my room and tell the girl not to bother me.

    The most painful lost this year though was Week 3 vs the Lions. We should had easily won that game. Watching them self-destruct put a hole in my heart.

  251. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    titus! just a joke, i know i know and respect cyclist for all the hard work and staying in shape much better than most of us

  252. By tom ashley on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    The whole thing regarding the Vikings and the need for wide outs is the fact that the quarterback needs to be able to get the ball to them! This is where the O-Line has to be the first priority for the Viks! Hence Kalil is the best fit and should be the obvious first pick!

  253. By tom ashley on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Bring back Joey Browner, Corey Fuller and Robert Griffin!!!!! That would upgrade the Vikings secondary, even at their age now!!!

    R.I.P Korey Stringer… What a terrible loss he was and think how dominating a force he was and could have been for many years! #77 will not be forgotten!!!!

  254. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, why not just let the air out of her?

  255. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    What are you saying?

  256. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Nova – I was thinking he could just tie her up outside.

  257. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    lol nova

  258. By Spencer on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I treat my girl the same way Cook treated his- with love and respect.

  259. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Let me guess, left fist is love and right is respect.

  260. By VikingFan95 on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I think the Vikings should draft Justin Blackmon, I was a strong supporter of Kalil but now that i see it, what player is going to come in and make Ponder better? Blackmon is the obvious choice because of his talent, if Ponder is getting well protected who is he going to throw the ball to? Harvin is going to be double covered 90% of the time while the other receivers are average or mediocre. Put Geoff Schwartz at the LT move Johnson to LG and it shouldn’t be as bad as last year. or draft a T in the 2nd or 3rd rounds, With Megatron in Detroit, Brandon Marshall now in Chicago and All those deadly GB receivers we need to give Ponder his target and that should be Blackmon

  261. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Nike Sues Reebok Over Tebow Shirts:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303404704577309841703374550.html

    I’m just surprised that Tebow paraphanalia is the only one that Reebok is trying to capitalize on. I would think other names, such as the one that made sure Tebow would need a new jersey, would be problematic as well.

  262. By Parody on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    VikingFan95 – I don’t think that the Vikings are looking to duplicate the offenses of the Packers, Bears or Lions. We have two top-notch TEs, and two top-notch RBs on the team now. That suggests that we intend to play a ball control, clock burning offense. Wear out the defense with the strong players on short plays. Run down the clock and win with endurance. We have most of what we need for that right now, except a left tackle.

    One more tall and speedy WR would help, but it doesn’t need to be a first rounder. Chances are he is not going to be getting a major focus in the playcalling, so a third or fourth rounder who has the physical traits we need would suffice.

  263. By Thordumb on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    An obvious cure for boredom….bring em back. could one of the brilliant, tell me if I am mistaken in remembering he had critical drops when we needed completitions, and catches after it was over and we needed to loose?

  264. By Woodboat on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Vikingfan95… I don’t think the move from guard to tackle is one that guys can make with ease. It’s an entirely different ballgame playing with an exposed side. Schwartz may be a good guard, but that doesn’t mean his talents extend to being a good tackle.

    With our O Line a HUGE question mark, a speed WR isn’t valuable at all, in my mind. If they don’t go Kalil, they’re better off going Claiborne… at least they’ll be addressing one of their most serious needs. With our line, the slot WR and TEs are the most important receivers on the team, because our QB is going to have to release the ball almost immediately to have success. A fast outside WR
    simply won’t have time to stretch the field.

  265. By Ryguy on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I’m going to be honest here. We are not going to make the playoffs this season unless Ponder becomes a super star this year, which is very unlikely. Just because we have too many weak positions to fill.

    In order to rebuild for future years, we need to know if we got a QB for the future. There is no way to know that if Ponder gets killed on the field with sacks like he did last year. That is why we need to draft LT Kalil. If we don’t I can just see Ponder playing terrible and then and then people will say “Ponder has no chance with that Vikings O line”. And that problem will set us back. We will not know if Ponder is the QB of the future.

    Yes it is true that we will match up weak against division rivals with their strong passing game and our weak defense, but in all honesty, there is no way we will make the playoffs this year unless we have a powerful offense. It is better if we try to roll with those teams instead of defend against them. We may lose more games in the short term (possibly) but in the long term it is way more important to see if Ponder is our guy and to see our offense roll. Plus if we lose to those teams we will also have high draft picks next year where we can buff up our defense. Hopefully by then Ponder will have become even better and our young guys on offense will be better and we can have a legit chance for a super bowl run. To do that this year though is being unrealistic and most Vikings fans know it.

    People need to prioritize whats most important. And a high powered offense is most important in modern football. Look at the teams that are consistently good year after year. Packers, Patriots, Colts, Saints, and even us when we had a high powered offense with elite QBs.

    Those are the teams that win consistently year after year in the modern game of football. That is why it is important to see if Ponder is the real deal.

    Forget trying to compete with teams this year by drafting someone who can stop Rodgers, Cutler or stafford. Because 1). We aren’t going anywhere this year anyways unless we have a super good offense 2). We aren’t going to be able to shut down elite QB’s in today’s game even with a super good secondary. When elite qbs are on there game they are on there game. Its just how the game is played.

    That is why I strongly encourage the Vikings to draft Kalil in the first round and then a WR in the second round.

  266. By vikesfan12 on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ryguy- I agree with you 110%!!!
    1st round Kalil
    2nd round best avail.WR
    3rd round best avail.CB/S.
    4th 5th 6th best avail.D player
    7th best kicker
    7th B.A.P.

  267. By TITUS on Mar 28, 2012 | Reply

    I believe we make the playoffs this year.

  268. By Kvam on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    @Ryguy – Amen to that!

  269. By Carl K on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil in round 1 and Alshon Jeffery in round 2… and Ponder becomes a Pro Bowl QB.

  270. By Carl K on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Wobschall is right! This year should be all about developing Ponder.

  271. By T.HARRIS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Yes i understand about drafting M.Kalil but i really do believe Justin Blackmon would be an immediate valuable valuable pick up.You can’t let this playmaker slip away.With Harvin,Rudolph,Jinkings,and possibly Dale Moss.This could be a scoring machine,it’s a pass happy leauge.We will find some one to block.Spilmen draft Justin Blackmon.

  272. By Rocksalt on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Ryguy-
    You speak the truth.

  273. By Tom Ashley on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    You can’t throw the ball downfield UNLESS you have PROTECTION on the O-line! Yes, Blackmon is the sexy pick, but who are we kidding…you could have Jerry Rice and Cris Carter, both, but without a yoeman QB and protection, they are not getting the ball to be able to put up hall of fame numbers or even above average numbers! Hence the reason to draft Kalil and work on the offensive line and truly see if the selcting of Ponder way before where he should have gotten drafted was a good move!!

  274. By Tom Ashley on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    T. Harris, I understand where you are comming from with your selection of Blackmon, however, if Ponder is only being allowed 2 seconds to throw the ball or is continuously looking at the sky because he is constantly being sacked as was the case last year, WR’s are not the answer! Help along the front line are the only effective option. I wish fans could see this and how true this point is!

    You might as well draft a kicker then with the three pick as often times they score more points than the wide receivers and running backs and TE’s combined!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  275. By likejoetbrowner on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil…….What did they say about Gallery ?…….remember, oakland drafted him in the 1st round.. THE GREATEST OT EVER….a FLOP…….DON”T MISS OUT ON Blackmon……All of the blame can’t be put on the O-LINE…they need help, you would also with 8,9 and yes sometimes 10 in the box.. Blackmon will get them all out of the box (with Hatvin in the slot).. How many are Kalil going to force out of the box……believe me, it won’t make a difference.

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