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Future Viking? A Look At WR Jeffery’s Pro Day

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 29, 2012 – 8:00 am

The University of South Carolina held its pro day on Wednesday, which is notable because the Gamecocks have 3 highly-rated prospects and it’s all but certain that the program will boast a pair of 1st-round picks in the draft, something that hasn’t happened since 1981.

Hybrid DE/OLB Melvin Ingram is the highest-rated player coming out of South Carolina this year, but right on his heels – and rising fast – is CB Stephon Gilmore. We’ll discuss both of those players briefly at the end of this blog entry.

The more relevant player for the Vikings, however, is South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery. He’s a tough player to figure out because he’s faced plenty of criticism in the pre-draft build up, especially about his weight, but he’s also a beast of a WR and flashed signs of a play-making WR at the NFL level while playing for Steve Spurrier at South Carolina.

Jeffery measures in at 6-4, giving him ideal size for an outside receiver. The potential trouble is that he’s played at a weight of 235 pounds, which is a bit heavier than you’d like to see from an NFL WR. As Mike Mayock noted in this video on NFL.com, the big issue surrounding Jeffery’s draft stock is that teams won’t be sure which player – the heavy, inconsistent one or the big, physical freakish athletic one – you’re drafting.

“Remember, here’s the key, he played at 235 pounds,” Mayock says. “Today (at his pro day), 213 pounds, a 22-pound differential and he ran well. I had him at 4.50 and 4.51 (in the 40-yard dash). So, the question that NFL teams are going to have regarding Alshon Jeffery is “Which guy are you getting?” Are you getting the 235-pound guy that on tape doesn’t look like he’s a 4.5 guy? Or are you getting a kid that at 213 pounds looks completely different? I still think he’s a second-round pick.”

If he is available for the Vikings in the 2nd round at pick #35, it’s an intriguing option for a team that needs help at the outside WR position. From the reports I’ve read and people I’ve asked, there are parts of Jeffery’s game that make him well-worth a 2nd-round pick. He has ideal size, long arms and huge hands, outstanding ball skills and body control on downfield routes, adequate short-area quickness and is a willing run blocker. On the other hand, he doesn’t have elite top-end speed, at times neglects the details of route running, tends to have bad posture on quick routes and deep crossing routes, doesn’t always create separation and isn’t explosive off the line.

Many of those negatives are correctable deficiencies, especially when you have one of the best WR coaches in the NFL, which the Vikings do in George Stewart. Plus, the positives I listed are very enticing for a team with a young QB and an offense that needs a kickstart.

It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out with Jeffery. If the Vikings wind up with him, I’ll be anxious to see him in this offense.

As for the other two aforementioned players, Gilmore and Ingram, there are fewer questions. NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi stressed that Ingram is a player best-suited for a 3-4 defensive scheme, and both Lombardi and Mayock agreed that Ingram must be moved around within the defense to avoid him getting worn out by physical offensive guards. Mayock was very high on Gilmore, so much so that there’s virtually no chance he’ll be available for the Vikings in the 2nd round.

Gilmore is a pure cover corner who, as Lombardi explained, tends to win at the top of routes instead of at the beginning of routes (at the line of scrimmage). This means he’s more likely to intercept passes, whereas a CB who wins early in routes is more prone to disrupting the route and preventing his receiver from even being targeted with a throw. Mayock was more certain that Gilmore will go in the Top 15 and perhaps even the Top 10, while Lombardi and Brian Baldinger of NFL Network wondered aloud whether Gilmore would be selected before Alabama’s Dre Kirkpatrick. All 3 NFL Network analysts said Gilmore will be a starter this fall in the NFL.


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1,145 Responses to “Future Viking? A Look At WR Jeffery’s Pro Day”

  1. By sandiamond on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Wished somebody could officially get the height correct for Jeffery. It has ranged from 6’1 5/8 to 6’4 1/2. Wobs did a viking scout measure his height at pro day?

  2. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Wobbs your killing me with these blogs. Hopefully this will be the last time i post it

    OK! its day 2 of the draft. The Minnesota Vikings are on the clock.

    With the 35th pick in the 2012 NFL draft, The Minnesota Vikings select….?

  3. By sandiamond on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    What about the reports of Alshon weighing near 250 three weeks before the combine? That’s great he worked hard to knock ‘em off to get paid more money in the draft but he can easily put the pounds back on after signing a contract!!!!

  4. By sandiamond on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Got to be his poor posture causing the variation in height measurements. Put on a back brace boy and stand up straight!!!

  5. By Northern Norseman on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah Wobby I respect what you do for this site but you have to have a little more structure….. if possible I guess.

    I have not idea how itd work but having only 1 blog for 3-4 days and then BAM we will get 3 in a couple of hours.

    Its hard to get comments going or keep the community together to discuss. Maybe if there was more structure to it all some how…. consistency possibly.

    Not sure if there even is a right way of setting up blogs, maybe spaced out articles a little. Ways to improve comments with locked in user names. Maybe Im just not making sense to some and am just speaking to myself but its all just an idea i guess.

    Back to the drawing board I say.

  6. By Northern Norseman on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Im a fan of Alshon Jeffery but there is something about him that just gets me a little uneasy.

    He could end up being one of those prospects down the road that has people saying, “How did we pass up such an amazing player!”

    Or it could be the exact opposite.

    Ill just trust the management that they have done their due diligence and will know to pull the trigger or not.

    To be honest, Id be more willing to pull the trigger on S Harrison Smith. Great player, great work ethic, and has a good head on his shoulders. Sounds like a Win, Win, Win to me….. oh and he fits a crucial need…… add another Win.

  7. By Chris Gilbert on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    this guys had off-field issues as well i believe. if we could move uo to late first round or get lucky stay put and land wr hill id be much more happy. some have us to take lsu wide reciever rueben randle. is he pretty good? i seen highlight vids of him on youtube looked fasted. didnt catch his height or weight to see if hes got the body for a vertical threat

  8. By sandiamond on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Think, plan and organize accordingly Wobs! These blogs will be a madhouse April 24-30

  9. By New Vike on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    @ Granddaddypurp

    With the 35th pick in NFL draftthere has been a trade. The Eagles have traded picks 46 and 51 to the Minnesota Vikings for pick 35 and select Zebrie Sanders from FSU. With pick 46 the Vikings select Alphonzo Denard Cb Nebraska. With pick number 51 the Vikings select WR Nick Toon Wisconsin. Kalil goes pick 3 of course….

  10. By New Vike on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I would absolutely love Gilmore(very unlikely) or Alshon with pick 35. Would be a great pick in either case.

  11. By Woodboat on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    New Vike…. It wouldn’t shock me a bit to see the Vikes trade outta that #35 spot, either up into the first or down to stockpile more picks.

  12. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Wow…New articles coming fast…Here is a repost…

    GDP…I keep thinking of 2 players that come from the same team…One player I think is overrated…And the other underrated…

    LSU had M Barron…Was he that great of a safety…Or did he look good with his physical style of play…Because he came from a great defense all the way around…I tend to go with the latter…

    Then there is WR Rueben Randle…I think Randle is a first round talent…The guy flat out can make plays…But came from a system with an average QB at best…I think the only reason Randle falls to the second round is if teams pay to much attention to stats…Or if they are foolish enough to think 4.5 speed is not fast enough for the WR position…That young man is going to be a very good WR…

    If the Vikings are picking at #35…And Rueben Randle is still on the board…I take him….My second and third choices would be Stephen Hill and Alshon Jeffery…I really like Hill and Randle the best of the 3 choices…Something about Alshon still makes me plenty nervous about selecting him though ??…Changed my mind already…If either Hill or Randle is not available…Take the best player available…And hope its a CB..

    But hoping WR’s Hill or Randle are on the board when the Vikings pick #35..

  13. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings have a whopping 6 picks through the first four rounds in the draft…

    I see those picks being used at these positions in no particular order…

    LT..WR..CB..S..LB..DT..

  14. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I also like Rueben Randle, but as far as Jeffery goes……im a little uneasy about him. All the physical tools, and COULD be a monster for us, but i wonder if going with a small school guy with something to prove like Dale Moss in a later round might be a better option? Just an idear

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

    I suspose it is possible with 3 picks in the 3rd round that the Vikings could try and move up on their second pick for a top WR and use one of their third round picks to make the move up.

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

    oops I meant the 4th round.

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

    Another possibility is that the Vikings look to get TO for a year and then come back for a round one pick at WR next year. San Fran is giving Moss one more chance. I am not sure how much he would want as far as salary, but is something to consider.

  18. By sandiamond on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B, the comp picks in round 4 are untouchable by nfl rules. NOT tradeable

  19. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I see the draft unfolding with awesome players with first round talent falling into the second round…Only because of there being to many talented players being at those positions…

    WR being one of those positions…And DT being the other…

    Spielman may find a player with way too much talent at either of those positions he just can’t pass up on…

  20. By curtis fregien on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Keep going it sound like you guys doing good

  21. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Wobs,

    “Heals” is what happens to a boo boo.

    “Heels” are located at the back of your feet.

  22. By Troutdaddy on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    All I can say is that it would be nice to get someone who can truly be a deep threat with break-away speed. Protecting Ponder to give him time to throw the ball is really what is going to give our receivers the chane they need, but having a receiver that can seperate from his defender with speed or jumping ability is a big deal. Not sure if Jeffery is that guy or not, but if he is available when the Vikes pick, he looks to be a great potential pickup. As far as off-the-field stuff- as long as the guy has a willingness and a plan to get it together then that should not be a factor. He is obviously no Randy Moss or diva yet so the Vikes can help to shape this kid into a real contributer. Getting more exciting each day with all of the potential prospects crawling out of the wood-work

  23. By Lance on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    With the signing of schwartz was a good move. He is a good Oline man. I know he isnt a huge name but! he is an expert at opening holes for the run game from what I have read. May even be one of the best. This will seriously give AP and Gerhart a good advantage. Something that is over looked very often on just how important Oline men really are. When we have a player like AP its important that our oline can achieve this. Ours last year not only didnt open holes well for AP they didnt give ponder anytime to throw.

    I think with adding schwartz and Kalil will proove to be the best thing we done all off season :)

    With a little secondary help at the safety position we may just turn this team into a winning record this year.

    Our WR are not the greatest. But they will get the job done once AP is able to break out more often and ponder has time to throw. CB’s are not looking bad. I say its been improved a little. I like bowman over griffin. Cook should start all year now. Winfield will get more breaks and less likely to get injured.

    The only thing left we need really is a DT to be our pat williams and MLB. EJ may sign again maybe a one year deal even to give us better depth there for this year. Thats prob the best thing we cna hope for. Though there if anything in the FA the linebackers seem to be in plentiful amount to choose from. I think we will be ok at LB.

    I think the 3rd round we should take a serious look at a DT to compete with Ballard.

  24. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Troutdaddy- Yah it’s impressive how many people on here do the research on all of these prospects. Imagine the Vikes personnel that have been goin to all the pro days and workouts and actually speaking with the prospects. I think it’s gunna be a solid draft for us

  25. By charliewest40 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I am starting to believe that the vikes will go WR with #35 to truly give us the skinny on Ponder.

    I like Sanu and Randle

  26. By sandiamond on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    6’4 ?

  27. By Sixkings on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Barron went to Alabama

  28. By charliewest40 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Alshon Jefferies is listed in this article predicting biggest flop at WR

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1123064-2012-nfl-draft-projections-predicting-the-biggest-dud-at-every-position#/articles/1123064-2012-nfl-draft-projections-predicting-the-biggest-dud-at-every-position/page/4

  29. By RichardA1 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    test

  30. By charliewest40 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Sandi, I think you were on the right track yesterday.
    This Mohamed Sanu looks like a player that will step in day 1 as a starter,hence giving us a better opportunity to evaluate Ponder

  31. By RichardA1 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    No more Troy Williamsons please. Vote Arden Hills…..bring back the Odin statue in the end zone.

  32. By VIKESFANTJ28 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Vikes need to stay away from A. Jefferys from S.C., instead they should look and take VT CB/PR guy Jayron Holsey!!!!

  33. By Lucas on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    How did you come to the conclusion that our WR coach is one of the best in the league? He must be new.

  34. By New Vike on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Nick TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON would be a great pick!

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

    Sanu is smaller and slower an got most of his catches in the slot on shorter routes.

    Sanu’s Career stats:
    210 receptions, 2265 yrds, 12TDs YPC 10.78

    Alshon’s stats:
    183 receptions, 3042 yrds, 23TD, YPC 16.62

    I would take the big playmaking ablity of Alson over Sanu.

  36. By sandiamond on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    @charliewest… really like Sanu. He is a converted saftey that can run, block ,and catch just like these other top-notch receivers. Anquan Boldin type

    It was Paul Allen that first discovered the receiver and now Mike Wobs is trying to convince Allen that Jeffery is the guy the Vikings should take

  37. By sandiamond on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Carl K the height that wobs has posted in INCORRECT

    he measured in at 6’3 for the combine but given the posture problem his playing height is 6′ 2 1/2

  38. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Lance – Ballard is Kevin Williams’ backup. Right now, Letroy Guion is our nose tackle with Fred Evans backing him up. I agree that he’s small for a nose tackle, but the coaches seem to have a lot of faith in him, so I doubt we will be adding to the DLine until sometime in the 4th round at the earliest.

    This seems to be a favorite time for the team to get DLinemen as it is. Ray Edwards, Brian Robison, Everson Griffen and Chrîstian Ballard all were drafted in the 4th, while Letroy Guion was drafted in the 5th round.

  39. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Some news about the decisions made for new rules this year:

    http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2012/3/29/2909272/nfl-rule-changes-overtime-instant-replay

    Mostly not surprising. I’m glad they didn’t decide to baby their QBs any further by extending the horsecollar rule. I always thought horsecollar penalties were too stringent as it is.

    I am a bit disappointed that they decided to allow the officials on the field to continue watching replays. Their explanation that officials on the field being “more experienced” than a replay official would be was laughable. A replay official would be less biased, have better equiptment to view replays, be able to make a more accurate decision, and be able to make the decision faster.

    When it’s compared to another rule change – adding turnovers to a list of automatically reviewed plays so teams don’t have to challenge them – it seems clear to me that these rules were created with the intent increasing profit. Both rules will help to ensure there is more dead game time waiting for officials to submit their decision, creating more time for comercials to fill. More comercials = more profit. Simple decision.

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

    The guy is a freak to try and stop down field.
    Posture problem? Cmon.
    36.5 vertical jump, long arms great body control!
    Best Hands in the draft!
    Give me a gamer like Alson! He shows up in big moments!

  41. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I just hope when we draft a WR, we find one who will move to the ball instead of expecting it to find him.

    All the speed and jumping skills in the world won’t make a difference if you’re outrunning a poorly thrown pass, and making it that much easier for the INT.

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

    Alshon Jeffey hunched down is taller than Sanu an Toon standing on tippy toes.

  43. By charliewest40 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Lots of interesting prospects to think about here: of note Brian Quick WR listed at #25. Reuben Randle at #27. Jamell Fleming CB at #34. Harrison Smith #35. Brandon Boykin #38. Alfonso Dennard #49.

    Sanu not listed- just so you know im not being biased

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1123064-2012-nfl-draft-projections-predicting-the-biggest-dud-at-every-position#/articles/1110945-2012-nfl-draft-50-rookies-guaranteed-to-make-a-huge-impact-in-2012

  44. By Anthony on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    We have drafted recently two WR’s ot of South Carolina there was Troy Williamson who turned out to be a huge bust and then Sidney Rice who struggled with us and had lot of injuries his first couple of years then had one huge breakout year then injuries again and then he left us for another team so we haven’t had too much luck when it comes to WR’s out of South Carolina beside one good year. So I’m not sure about this player because of past history with WR’s from this school and he has the potential to be very good but also could be a big bust so hopefully we think about what other options we have and draft wisely. Go Vikings!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. By sandiamond on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman won’t take a chance due to alerts. If the weight comes back on Alshon then the jumping ability goes to pop

  46. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings

    This one lists Quick as #69 overall, but only has Sanu a little higher at #65. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how it all pans out.

    Right now though, I’m hoping that Smith is our pick in the 2nd round. He’s lined up at the same level as the other two I mentioned (#66).

  47. By purplefizz on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    i say go with the best available player in round two unless its a tightend. i know that a first round prospect will fall into round two as they always. i like marvin mcnutt in round 3. great hands and good route runner. he can make plays down field and with his feet after the catch. he has very deceptive quickness so dont let his 40 fool you, check out his highlights on youtube if u can. hes very versatile and can make big plays anywhere on the field.

  48. By Rudso on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I’m not a big fan of Alshon. We have this great depth in WR this years draft AND he chooses to skip the combine completely? I understand when the top rated player of his position chooses to avoid the combine, why should they if their already at the top of the board. But when your stock is not as high as it could be and you avoid even the measurables, your hiding something.

    The physical potential is there but I think Alshon just wants a pay day. I would feel much safer picking Stephen Hill with his potential and take a gamble on a kid who will work hard instead of Alshon who is obviously hiding something. He would be worth a 3rd round but we need a sure started in round 2.

    The Vikings need to just go of the highest rated player in round 2 between the CB, S, or WR position. If Mark Barron, S from Alabama (not LSU) is there, easy pick. I’m sure there will be a couple of CB’s that will slip from 1st round that would make starters from day 1. I like Harrison Smith as well but I’ll just say, because he’s white……………. just never see good white safeties. But I would be more than happy to have him, his physic is impressive………….. for a white boy! LOL

  49. By Rick60 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Jeffery doesn’t need to run fast. Calvin Johnson isn’t winning many sprinting races. He doesn’t need to, he’s just so big, he can reach higher than most corners and just completely out muscle them. This is what Jeffery can do. He may not be a world class sprinter, but he has a clear reach advantage over a majority of corners, and he is way stronger. Just look at his game tape.

  50. By Dionte on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Jeffrey is a monster . I think people get caught up in combine numbers too often instead of how they produce on the field. Granted he didn’t have the year he had during his soph yr he also struggled due to inconsistent qb play. Only wrs I believe that are better are blackmon and Floyd. Picking him up in the second would be an absolute steal.

  51. By Dionte on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Dennard is one of the best cbs in the draft and Jeffrey abused him in their bowl game. He also played in the sec (NFL Jr league) if that matters to anyone else lol

  52. By Dionte on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I love how excited everyone is for the draft though. lol skoooollllll

  53. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Jeffery is not a DIVA. Last year he was not whinning for more targets. His problems were lack of seperation and bad Qb play. Sanu and Criner have the best hands in the draft and know how to get seperation because they have game day speed.

  54. By purplefizz on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    calvin johnson is pretty fast…he ran 4.3 40’s consistently and clocked in officially at 4.35 at the combine so he’s breaking away from defenders too not just out jumping and muscling them.

  55. By charliewest40 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    @Rudso I remember a guy named John Lynch who played for Tampa Bay. Granted he was an exception

  56. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    If Devin Still is still on the board would you take him?

  57. By Rogerthevikefan on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    A. J. Jenkins ran a 4.3 40, runs some of the best routes out of all draft prospects, and has very good hands. The only knock on him is he is only 6 ft. Star Tribune did a interview with Frazier and he said he was a speedy receiver. Jenkins fits that and is a mid round pick. Likely could be got with one of the compensatory picks.

  58. By Jason Mock on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Can we please please please draft a receiver from a school other than South Carolina? Nothing against them… but I don’t think the success rate has been all that high… just sayin’

  59. By Cook Is A Top 100 Cornerback on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I would love to see Ponder to Alshon

  60. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    The browns are considering Tannehill with the No. 4 pick

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d827f387f/article/browns-interested-in-tannehill-as-texas-am-qbs-stock-rises?module=HP11_headline_stack

    It is possible we could trade out of the #3 pick with a team that might want to move ahead of cleveland to take Tannehill

  61. By vikings4life on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    dolphins, thier new OC is his old Head coach! that would be amazing

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

    @GrandDaddyPurp If the Browns are truly interested in Tannehill they would have already been calling Spielman to secure him. I think there is some question if Tannehill is truly worthy of a top ten pick. Some say yes some say no.

  63. By vikings4life on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    get their first second and first next year then we could take Melvin Ingram the LB from South Carolina

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

    I have said all along that the Best Trade for #3 would be with the Browns if they are interested in Tannehill. This gives the Vikings the best choice at the 3 top non QB rookies. I am hoping that it is Kalil. We would probably get the Browns second round pick to move up one or maybe their second 1st round pick at the most.

  65. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B – Agreed. If we do trade out of #3 it needs to be with the Browns so we can still get Kalil. Unless someone offers us an outrageous amount of picks, but i just don’t see anyone doin that for Tannehill

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

    Miami is the only team with a serious QB need but they are too far back to trade down too. We would probably miss out on all 3 of the top non QB rookies. That would be very bad for the Vikings. We need to get Kalil.

  67. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I have heard Tannehill be compared to Ponder. Some have said that they are pretty close in ability, but Tannehill grades out a little bit higher. Knowing that it was a big reach for Ponder at pick #12, this comparison argues that it would be an even bigger reach for Tannehill at pick #3. Pick #8 for the Dolphins would still be a bigger reach, but one that I wouldn’t be surprised to see.

  68. By Craig on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I would pick CB Morris Claiborne with the #3 pick because the NFC North is a pass happy division. OT Matt Kalil can only block one guy on the left side of the line. Claiborne can cover the best WR’s from Detroit, Green Bay and Chicago. Int’s, pick 6’s, the ball back to the offense, plus helping our return game. Hands down the better pick at #3. O-line is deep in this years draft, corner isn’t. There won’t be anything left in the 2nd round for CB’s that will improve our secondary. O-line in the 2nd round and WR in the 3rd round. Best available after the 3rd round.

  69. By New Vike on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I say if Miami wants to come up to 3 from 8 the ransom should be a 1st rounder next year, and their 2nd and 3rd this year. That would leave the Vikes with 2 first rounders next year and 5 picks in the top 72 for this year. If Kalil, Claiborne, or Blackmon do not fall to pick 8, maybe it would be a good choice to take Dontari Poe. Pick 35 could be Alshon Jeffery, pick 42 Harrison Smith, pick 66 Chase Minnifield, pick 72 Brian Quick or best player available…Any thoughts?

  70. By chrisbreezy on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    i think vikings should sign marcus mcneil to a 3yr deal and draft a tackle in the late rounds. 1st: claiborne, 2nd: randle, 3rd: harrison smith, 4th: burfict, 4th: rainey, 4th:dale moss, 5th: tom compton, 6th: andrew datko, 7th: miles buries, 7th: blair walsh

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

    With the need we have on the OL we need Kalil. Claiborne on the field would guarantee the QBs won’t throw in his direction if he is NFL ready. The Bears and Green Bay have mutltiple WR options now and we are going to have trouble covering them all anyway. We need an OL so we have a chance to outscore those teams. No matter how strong our Defense is we still need the ability to score and if our QB is on his backside we can’t score. We need to become just as pass happy as they are.

  72. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Three-and-out: Roger Goodell talks Bountygate, 18-game schedules and concussions

    Posted by: Dan Wiederer Updated: March 28, 2012 – 2:01 PM

    A look at three topics of conversation that surfaced this afternoon during Roger Goodell’s closing press conference at the NFL owners meetings …

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/144683105.html

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

    @New Vike poor choice. We absolutely need Kalil on our OL. It would be a terrible idea to miss out on the top three guys anyway when we have a chance. First I don’t think that Tannehill is worth the picks you have listed. Second Miami is too far back to consider.

  74. By TITUS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings win 9-11 games this year.

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

    Titus is at the happy pipe again.

  76. By Craig on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    New Vike:
    Tannehill isn’t worth giving up a 1st next year plus a 2nd and a 3rd this year. It won’t happen. If Tannehill is there after Cleveland, Miami would be next in line.

  77. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Adrian Peterson ready to start running as ACL rehab progresses

    Posted by: Dan Wiederer under The draft, Vikings, Leslie Frazier, Adrian

    Peterson, Leslie Frazier Updated: March 28, 2012 – 10:11 AM

    This morning at the NFL owners meetings in West Palm Beach, Fla., Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier provided a brief update on the rehabilitation progress of injured running back Adrian Peterson.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/144637865.html

  78. By TITUS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings will get into the playoffs- wild card.

  79. By Cook Is A Top 100 Cornerback on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Alshon Jeffery is a very intriguing prospect. On one hand you have a very talented 6’4 WR with fantastic hands, but on the other hand you have a guy that struggles to maintain his weight, and that doesnt seem fully committed to playing the game of football. Factor inthat he had a rather disappointing junior campaign makes me very weary about drafting Jeffery.

  80. By Cook Is A Top 100 Cornerback on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Titus- playoffs are a possibility, but it strongly depends on how effective Ponder plays. If he has an 09 Brett Favre type of year then I would fully expect us to get in the playoffs.

  81. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Coach speak: Manning’s energy, Bowman’s fresh start and the biggest key to rebuilding

    Posted by: Dan Wiederer under Vikings, Bears, Lions, NFC, Leslie Frazier, Leslie Frazier Updated: March 28, 2012 – 8:10 AM

    Frazier says: “I think it will be a little bit different for Denver [than it was with us and Donovan McNabb]. Just having an offseason to integrate Peyton into the locker room, into the new system and just being around his teammates and coaches for an entire offseason. It’s going to be a whole lot different. My knowing Peyton, how he works and the leadership that he brings, it’ll be quite different because he’s going to be the first guy at practice. He’s not going to miss any workouts. So guys being around him the offseason will see his work ethic. Whereas we started on the fly trying to introduce everything to Donovan. Which was hard. Hard for him. Hard for the coaches. Hard for everybody. So having an offseason where the coaches and players can be around Peyton, they respect him right now because of what they’ve seen and heard. But when they work with him daily in this offseason, they’re going to be like, ‘Wow,’ this guy is truly the leader of our team.”

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/144610845.html

  82. By TheValentine84 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Why is nobody interested in WR Tommy Streeter? The kid is like 6’5″ and runs a 4.4, has long arms and catches everything up in the air. If Stephen Hill is off the board at 35, and it’s between Alshon and Streeter, I would take Streeter

  83. By Craig on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    After Luck and RG3 the next 3 players off the board will be Claiborne, Kalil and Blackmon. We will have to make a choice and be happy we improved our team with our #1 pick. I personally don’t think Blackmon is worth a #3 pick considering Megatron went #2 a few years back. I think Malcom Floyd is better and he is projected to go in the 12th to 16th area. That’s where I think Blackmon should be as well. Kalil was hyped up because of his Pro Bowl brother with the Panthers. Claiborne tore up the SEC at CB against the best conference in college. Plus, LSU has produced Pro Bowl CB’s. Put Blackmon and Kalil in the SEC and I don’t think they project as high.

  84. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune Updated: March 28, 2012 – 11:07 PM

    Eighteen games?

    In his closing press conference Wednesday, commissioner Roger Goodell indicated that debate on an expanded 18-game regular season schedule could resume later this fall or early next year. After last season’s lockout, the league wants to examine how safety-related changes to the collective bargaining agreement impact the game before continuing discussion on the 18-game possibility.

    Said Goodell: “We’re going to have to get through this offseason cycle and try to see what the negotiated offseason cycle is like — the impact it has on the game, the impact it has on the individual players. And then we’ll sit down and probably be discussing it.”

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/144741085.html

  85. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier still covets a speedy receiver

    Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune Updated: March 28, 2012 – 11:07 PM

    Frazier said the Vikings had to frequently move Harvin around last season due to double-teams that came his way. Adding a true vertical threat would help loosen that up, as well as preventing opposing safeties from stalking into the box to defend the running attack.

    What’s more, with a pair of talented pass-catching tight ends in Kyle Rudolph and John Carlson, the Vikings hope they can open up the middle of the field by putting stress on opposing defenses on the perimeter. That, of course, can only be accomplished with a dynamic outside receiver, a request Frazier continues to highlight.

    “Our offense can be so much more explosive,” he said. “Hopefully, through the draft, we’ll find that guy.”

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/144741085.html

  86. By TheValentine84 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Reminds me alot of everyone’s favorite WR Randy Moss

  87. By Mike F on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Alshon Jeffrey is an amazing player. All this pre draft talk is crazy. Sometimes it seems as though we look at stats, size and speed measurements, and all the talk that is based on talk. Then we jump to conclusions about players ability, style of play, and skill set. Then we get caught up in what has happened most recently, as opposed to the whole body of work. I’ve jumped to similar conclusions myself in the past. If you look at these three prospects from South Carolina they are all very good. I have watched alot of all of their games. I would rank Them as follows 1. Alshon Jeffrey, 2. Stephon Gilmore, 3. Melvin Ingram. Now I will try to explain my reasoning. I will also try to separate what I am hearing from what I perceive to be true. We will start with 1.Alshon Jeffrey. He is an amazing playmaker. Catches with his natural hands. He catches with one hand very comfortably. Doesn’t telegraph the catch. He locates and catches the jump ball as good as anyone. He’s open even when he’s not. He has out matched physically some of the best defensive back prospects in this draft. Examples: Dre Kirkpatrick, Brandon Boykin, and Alphonso Denard. He wants the ball in big situations and comes through in the clutch. He played and caught a touchdown against Clemson after breaking his hand in the same game. He then had surgery on the hand and made huge plays in the following bowl game against Nebraska. He caught a game winning end zone fade against mississippi state while double covered and they ripped his helmet off while catching and making the play. I could go on and on. He came in to the year as a top ten pick and his production dropped because his quarterback play was terrible to start the year, then South Carolina switched to a younger quarterback who ran more than he would throw.
    Meanwhile you never heard even a hint from Jeffrey as to his opinion about his quarterbacks.
    Let’s get to 2. Stephon Gilmore. He is a large, fast, playmaker with good ball skills and tackling ability. Because of his size I keep hearing that he is ideal for a zone defense. I think this is a misconception. He is actually far more comfortable and natural in man coverage. He has been risk reward. At times he’ll make huge plays and at times he’s given up big plays. I think that most of the times he looked out of place were when he was in zone coverage. I read an article during last season where he said he felt very comfortable in man as opposed to zone. He’s very good in man coverage. Now for 3. Melvin Ingram. He’s a very good player. Fast, strong, and athletic for his size. He has a nose for the ball and makes big plays. I just don’t think he should be pushed past the other two prospects. Last year some of his biggest and best plays came while playing defensive tackle (targeting the three gap). The addition of Jadeveon Clowney greatly impacted his play as well as the defensive line play, and the play of the whole defensive unit. I’m not trying to take anything away from Ingram, just trying to explain why I think that his play surged as much as it did this year. That’s what I think. Sorry if I was to wordy. I just had to get it out there after watching all of these players get mis characterized in my opinion.

  88. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    NFL adopts postseason overtime rule for regular season

    By Barry Wilner

    Associated PressAssociated Press

    Posted: 03/28/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT

    March 29, 2012 5:7 AM GMT Updated: 03/29/2012 12:07:51 AM CDT

    PALM BEACH, Fla. – Even though the NFL’s new rule for postseason overtime has never come into play, it’s being expanded for the regular season, too.

    NFL owners on Wednesday, March 28, passed the playoff overtime rule for the regular-season schedule. All games that go into overtime now cannot end on a field goal on the first possession.

    The opposing team must get one series, and if it also kicks a field goal, the extra period continues. Of course, if it fails to score it loses, and if it gets a touchdown, it wins.

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20275550/nfl-adopts-postseason-overtime-rule-regular-season?source=rss

  89. By New Vike on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    @Craig and Mike B – I am not saying Tannehill is worth Miami giving up those picks or saying that there is even a chance. I am saying if they were willing, i would accept nothing less than what I stated. I am in favor of drafting Kalil with the 3rd pick and would only consider trading out if a 1st round swap, a future 1st, and this years 2nd and 3rd were on the table. If I were making the selection at pick 3 for the Vikes it would hands down be Kalil. I would already have my list of targeted players at 35 and I would be considering the possibility of moving up to get one of my guys if they are coming off the board, or moving back and acquiring more picks if my guys are falling down the boards.

  90. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I absolutely HATE this stupid overtime rule. If we werent given a chance in 09 then NOBODY should be given a chance. I was so happy with that TD tebow threw in OT against the steelers because i didnt want to see that dumb rule take effect.

  91. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    If the defense cant stop the other team on the first possesion of OT. The team should pay the price for it not be rewarded. This League is getting worse every year.

  92. By Lance on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    For the person cutting up Harrison because he is white? I understand kinda what ur saying and I know it’s not meant to be racist. I just have to say that there are some good white Safties tyler sash is white is he not? he tured out to be pretty darn good :P

  93. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    No Garcon…so Vikings move to contingency plan at WR

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2012/03/27/no-garcon-so-vikings-move-to-contingency-plan-at-wr/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+twincities%2FNWau+%28Vikings+Now%29

  94. By CliffDaMonsta on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    chrisbreezy–Totally agree with you. We should definitely take advantage of a top 3 pick and take Claiborne to mess with Rodgers & Stafford for years to come. Kalil would be amazing, but like Spielman said we don’t need the best OT in the league. Also Greg Childs out of Arkansas would be a welcomed addition–great #’s against tough SEC corners!

  95. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Next up is 18 game schedules. Every record will be rewritten. 2000 yards rushing will no longer be the great milestone it was. Every QB will throw for 5000 yards. The only reason the NFL is the best pro sports league is because they win by default. Although Hockey is closing in fast now. Who doesnt like to see two guys fighting? with no attempt by the refs to break it up

    MLS- Birthplace of the flop
    MLB- No salary cap. No thankyou
    NBA- These star players leaving the teams that groomed them and the team gets no compensation for it whatsoever. Not to mention David Stern is the most crooked sports commissioner ever!
    NFL- or The N”if”L. What if Favre doesnt throw that Int? No overtime rule changes

    Enjoy football while its at the least a shade of the great sport it used to be. Its all going down hill

  96. By Lance on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    opps I dont think I meant tyler sash lmao not that he wont be good oneday…. I meant eric weddle for the chargers. I think he is white is he not?

  97. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I Apologize for going off topic. But its just sad to see this great sport go to SHlT!

  98. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    GrandDaddyPurp, that is ok, who stays on topic around here?

  99. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    That is what is great about this blog, IMO that is.

  100. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    “It’s a quarterback driven league”. Does anyone else notice that the only people who say that are former QBs?

  101. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    We take in all views on this site and talk it over.

  102. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Does anyone else think there would be something odd about Chr’istian Ponder throwing to Mohammed Sanu ???? Things that make ya go hmmm

  103. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    DRS- Your right about that. Now all we need is sir Spencer to come and talk about Mr Cook

  104. By charliewest40 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    @Lance Eric Weddle is white….and…the #1 ranked free safety in the NFL.

    regarding Harrison Smith: Ive seen reports that say SS Mark Barron is the only safety worthy of a top 50 pick.

  105. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    A C_H_R_I_S_T_I_A_N to a M_O_H_A_M_M_E_D hmmm is right.

  106. By CliffDaMonsta on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Sign either McNeil or Demetrius Bell

    1. Claiborne
    2. Jefferies
    3. vontaze burfict

    than look for best available,. hopefully another safety or OT

  107. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Chrlstian to Mohammed. Now thats a match made in heaven right there

  108. By Lance on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Thats tough to say tho. Tannehill isn worth a top 10 pick either and nor was ponder at 12. But, when a certian position is in demand. Like safety is for us, I think Harrison is a top 30 pick right now in the draft because of the position. The only reason they cut him down is because he failed to get a n INT in his senior year but his junior he had like what 6 or 7? He is a sure fit into our system and a starter. I think he is worthy of a top 50 without a doubt

  109. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I dont trust Wobbs anymore. Anytime I actually have something to say he pulls the carpet right out from under me and starts a new blog. I need to be more careful. I’m on to you Wobbs!

  110. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    GrandDaddyPurp, to get Sir Spenncer back is to say SO and SO is better than Cook or to say Cook got off because he was a pro- sports player. LOL.

  111. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Here goes nothing. William Gay is better than Chris Cook.

    There the beacon has been lit

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

    Mike B- I hate tell you this, but 21 teams were at Tannehill’s proday today.
    He threw it 68 times – connecting on all but 3… on 2 of those were drops.
    Some scouts are saying he throws on the run better than RG3 and Luck.

    You need to prepare yourself for a trade. Tannehill will be the #3 pick.
    The Tannehill buzz is just beginning!

  113. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry that should have been Spencer not Spenncer, somehow I doubled the n.

  114. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    GDP … Like this

    Asher Allen is a better Minnesota Viking than Chris Cook …. tic toc

  115. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    LOL GDP … you beat me 2 it :)

  116. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    LOL, Chris Cook found not guilty because he was a pro-football player.

  117. By Lance on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    who is going to trade for tannehill? Dolphins have annoucent they plan to start Garrard and Moore. The Seattle has Matt flynn. who is left who can still trade up with enough value who will want Tannehill? browns and they own the 4th pick knowing we wont take him.

  118. By Rudso on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Just a little something to think about while pondering who to pick with #3: Kalil or Claiborne.

    2011 Draft had 8 Offensive Linemen picked in the 1st round, 8!

    Only 3 CB’s were picked in the 1st round.

    We can’t afford to wait until the 2nd round to pick a good OL, there won’t be any left that can step in at LT and start day 1 like Kalil can.

  119. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn is the master when it comes to provoking spence

  120. By TheValentine84 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    1. LT Khalil
    2. WR Alshon/Sanu/Randle/Hill/Streeter
    3. CB Minnifield/Johnson/Boykin or Safety Martin/Iloka
    4a. LB Kendricks/JMJ/Burfict
    4b. DT Harris/Ta’amu
    4c. RB James/Rainey/Ballard
    5+ Depth positions

  121. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Lance, why would we not keep him and trade Webb? If he is that good.

  122. By Cook Is A Top 100 Cornerback on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Bleacherreport has just released the top 100 Cornerbacks of 2011, but theres one glaring omission. Chris Cook is not in this. Guys like Cedric Griffin and Benny Sapp are in it, but not Cook. I know you guys are fed up with my Cook talk, but this is justified. The fact that they have Benny Sapp in there but not Cook is asinine, asiten, asieleven, and asitwelve.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1118304-br-nfl-1000-top-100-cornerbacks/page/2

  123. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    hahaha …. we have a Spencer sighting …. incognito

  124. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, you got him back, LOL.

  125. By Lance on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    DRS I am not sure i get what you mean? why trade Webb and keep who?

  126. By Cook Is A Top 100 Cornerback on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    HOW IN THE HE|| IS FREAKING JACOBY LACEY A BETTER CORNERBACK THAN COOK?????/ HOW??????????????????????????????

  127. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer how you just goin to come in here talking about chris cook on a Alshon Jeffery blog? Im disappointed lol

  128. By charliewest40 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I think the reason some say H Smith doesnt belong in the top 50 is lack of speed. They dont know if he’ll be able to keep up with the WR’s vertically.

    Personally, as far as the vikes are concerned I think you need to start questioning our current linebackers on the field vs a true strong safety who can excell in the box and cover the big TE’s better than a linebacker wood.

  129. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    tannehill

  130. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Uh because he is?? Durka!

  131. By Lance on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    you want us to take tannehill at 3rd overall pick?

  132. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Cedric Griffen is obviously better than Chris Cook. I mean C’mon, Bleacher said he was!

  133. By Cook Is A Top 100 Cornerback on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Today is only going to Cook talk from me. I am absolutely DISGUSTED by the fact that they have the AUDACITY to think Cook isnt even a top 90 Cornerback! What a load of GARBAGE! They gave Winfield the 43rd best ranking…..FOR WHAT????? Guarding guys in the slot????? Cook went up against the best WR’s in the league and took them out of the game!!

  134. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Webb is a better cornerback than Chris Cook.

  135. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Lance, no but some do and you ask who would trade for tannehill
    and I was just saying if he is that good.

  136. By Craig on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I would like everyone to prove that Matt Kalil is the better pick than Morris Claiborne.

  137. By Cook Is A Top 100 Cornerback on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook vs Vincent Jackson= 2 catches.
    Chris Cook vs Mike Williams=0 catches.
    Chris Cook vs Calvin Johnson= 3 catches,( 2 were in zone)
    Chris Cook vs Dwayne Bowe= 2 catches
    Chris Cook vs Larry Fitzgerald= 2 catches
    Chris Cook vs Bears WR’s= 0 catches.

    But yet hes not a top 100 cornerback??

    BULLSH-T!

  138. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – Simple: BECAUSE COOK DIDN’T PLAY!

    It’s just like when they’re recognizing the best QBs of the year, nobody is going to mention Matt Flynn even though he had a 124.8 QB Rating this year and a 100% winning record. Why? He only started the one game. The rest of the time he was a backup to Mr. Rodgers.

    Give Cook a chance to be a 10+ game starter, and you’re sure to see his name at least in the top half of that list.

  139. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    IMO Offensive line-man is our #1 need.

  140. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Scouts have been saying Kalil is the best LT prospect they have ever seen. Has anyone said Claiborne is the best CB prospect they ever seen? The defense rests your honor!

  141. By Lance on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry maybe i wrote it wrong. Someone mentioned that teams will trade up for our pick at 3 to get Tannehill. I just pointing out that no teams will go that high because I don’t feel any teams right now below us that might have interest would have much to offer for that high of a pick. Fins decided to start Garrard and Moore, seattle has flynn. So that leaves the browns under us at 4. I was just trying to say i doubt we will see a trade happen

  142. By Cook Is A Top 100 Cornerback on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook games played in 2011- 6
    Antoine Winfield games played in 2011-5

    But yet Winfield was ranked as the 43rd best Corner!!!!!

  143. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    You want to know why Chris Cook is not top 100? The same reason why Cris Carter is not in the HOF. Their initials are CC! I’m on to you Wobbs!!!

  144. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Dude, i agree Cook is better than a lot of those guys. But the article IS called top 100 CB’s of 2011….How many games did Cook play?

  145. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Ahh that is true, Winfield only played a handfull too……odd

  146. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Lance, Ok that makes sense.

  147. By Craig on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    GranddaddyPurp:

    Not sure where you heard that. I’ve heard Matt Kalil is good but he’s no Joe Thomas or Jake Long. Claiborne is graded higher then Patrick Peterson

  148. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I picture Wobbs as an evil genius with a diabolical plan to disrupt the likes of bloggers everywhere. Any minute now he could make a new blog. Be cautious everyone! I’m on to you Wobbs!

  149. By Cook Is A Top 100 Cornerback on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    When will the world see that Cook is a talented Cornerback? He has already locked down some of the best WR’s in the game!

    But in Shawns eyes, “thats nothing.” What more does he have to prove???

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

    @Carl K. I am not too concerned if he is all that the Browns will trade up one to get him. They are in need of a QB as much as Miami. Spielman will be able to negotiate the Browns second #1 pick then. It will be a win/win for us.

  151. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Craig- What did Patrick Peterson do besides return punts for TDs? Of course Claiborne is the better CB out of the two

  152. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Your right Cook has nothing else to prove. 1st round ballot HOFer that guy is

  153. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    :) :) :) :) :)

    Cedric Griffin
    :) :) :) :) :)

    Shows up to work everyday ….

  154. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Craig – LTs last much longer than CBs in this league. Take a look at this resource:

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/15527-long-average-career-nfl-player/

    “The average career for cornerbacks is 2.94 years.” Granted that counts every CB from the superstars to the absolute busts. I’d say you can’t realistically expect Claiborne to be around for much longer than 7-years.

    In comparison, Kalil is projected as a solid player for 10-years, minimum. Some people are saying as long as 15. Since we don’t have a left tackle, why not get a guy who is all but guaranteed to be the answer for the next decade? It will open up holes for AP, (something we haven’t seen in 2 years) and will give Ponder time to find his players.

    Then. if we’re still hurting at CB, we can get one early in the next year. Claiborne may be good, but the talent level drops off significantly faster for LTs in this year’s draft than it does for CBs. We can easily get a solid player in round 2 or 3, esecially since we are running a cover-2 defense. Claiborne is much more of a man-to-man CB than a zone player. We’d just be wasting his talent here the same way we did when we took Darren Sharper off the streets.

  155. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Cook Is A Top 100 Cornerback, probably when Chris Cook has had no character issues for a least a year.

  156. By Spencer on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Character issues???? Antonio Cromartie is on the list!

  157. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – Winfield had his career leading up to it which helped to get people to notice him. Cook doesn’t have that yet. Winfield missed games because what happened to him on the field. Cook missed games because of some stupid thing that he did off the field. It’s as if he got himself benched in favor of Asher Allen. He was still capable of playing, he had no injury, but he never even dressed up.

    I understand the circümstances are going to show why that is a bad argument, but remember that the people making these lists likely aren’t Vikings fans.

  158. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, that is true, I do not know how the list was figured.

  159. By Mike Wobschall on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    GrandDaddyPurp

    Your a sh!thead. I could careless about what you think. I dont do this for the fans. I do this for a pay check. Keep acting like Im against you and Ill delete all your posts form this blog you little c0cksucker.

  160. By Spencer on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Finally, heres an excerpt of what they said about Ced Griffin. (Ranked 70th)

    “He has good coverage skills, but didn’t close on the ball particularly well last season. Griffin has the all-around talent to be a starting cornerback, and is a former second-round pick for a reason, but Griffin has to increase his closing ability.”

    “He has good coverage skills”??????? On what planet???

  161. By Spencer on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Ok, I am done with the Cook talk. If I say anything else my head will surely explode.

    In regards to Alshon though, im 50/50 on him. I think he would be solid on the team, just wish he was a little bit faster.

  162. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Whoa…just a guess here, but I’m going to say that was an imposter. What do these guys think they’re doing? Why not at least try to sound like the person you’re impersonating?

  163. By pistachioking on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    thats a cool story bro too bad it maynot happen.. :/

  164. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    http://msn.foxsports.com/video/shows/nfl-draft?vid=2b8313e8-33f5-4755-b02b-429b1e211c95

  165. By Mike Wobschall on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Who the f#ck asked you parody? Ill delete all your posts to if you keep on poking me. Your opinions dont mean didly sh!t to me. I get paid just for writing something evry day. Keep on comeing in here and acting like I owe you something. Just be happy that your getting this for free.

  166. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Now Mike. Thats just unprofessional

  167. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Come on Spencer, we all love your Cook rants! Don’t give up now.

  168. By astolpho on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Thats a very big very fast man. Most corners may be able to run with him but if its a jump ball I believe it’ll be his and if Ponder can be the kind of QB that throws it where only his receivers have a chance at it he’ll be very hard for a little corner or safty, or corner and safty to bring down. I imagine once he gets all that mass moving, it isn’t easy to make a cut, probably explains his problem with routes. A pretty good prospect, but that said, its a very deep draft for receivers and I’d rather get a corner or safty with that second round pick.

  169. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Okay…so this kid is obviously having a bit too much fun. Go ahead and delete all my posts “Mike Wobschall”. I’d love to see you try.

  170. By Spencer on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Lol Parody, I could rant for days, but I just dont have the energy.

  171. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Insult me again Mike and I’ll go Chris Cook all on your A$$!

  172. By Saddy on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings, bears and lions are interesed in this player WR Mario Louis, he could be undrafted but his stock is rising

    He is a deep threat player with great leaping ability, ex basketball player, averaged 22 yards per receptions

  173. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    GDP – It’s not Mike, just ignore it.

  174. By Spencer on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Insult me again Mike and I’ll go Chris Cook all on your A$$!
    ————————————————————————————–

    Even I had to LOL.

  175. By Craig on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    @ Parody:
    Our Cover 2 Zone might be the problem we are getting torched. We need to go to a man to man. We’ve been playing zone for years because we don’t have cover guys. Time to change that. Claiborne is going to be a Pro Bowl player for years. Funny you say corners only last 2 to 3 years. Champ Bailey, Asonte Samuel, ya, they only lasted 2 to 3 years. 2nd and 3rd round corners might last a couple of years in the league. Might be why our secondary has been so bad. People always say “Plug him in for the next 10 to 15 years” when they talk about highly ranked O-lineman. I just don’t think all those SB teams waste their 1st round picks on O-lineman. Packers? Giants? Saints? I bet they haven’t drafted an O-lineman in the 1st round for years.

  176. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Parody- obviously. I refer to the real one as Wobbs not mike. But I will still go Chris Cook on this imposter’s A$$

  177. By Mike Wobschall on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    GrandDaddyPurp

    And Ill go all lorayna bobet on you. Bring it on you little meekrob.

  178. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings Stadium Update: Senate Not Supporting Bill, Regardless Of Minneapolis Majority

    Mar 28 11:32a

    by James Brady

    Read More: Minnesota Vikings

    If you’ve been following along, the last two days in the saga for a new Minnesota Vikings football stadium were punctuated with a bit of good news and then a lot of bad news heaped on top of said good news. While the Minneapolis City Council came to a majority in regards to their support for the latest stadium bill, it was quickly reported that the Legislature wasn’t hot on the issue and didn’t consider it a priority.

    Now, on top of that, it’s clear that the Senate isn’t going to make any kind of move on the bill. If they do, it’s going to be outwardly negative, with support coming from very, very few places. As the Star Tribune reports, there aren’t nearly enough votes for the bill to pass even its first committee in the Legislature.

    It seems that everybody has a problem with something. One member says he isn’t a fan of the gambling portion of the stadium – which is a $398 million share, mind you – while others simply don’t even want to deal with the stadium now. Republican leaders don’t consider it a priority and never have, meaning that much of this has all just been false hope. Nobody in the Senate intended to get anything done with this stadium plan, not in these election times. There are too many other things they can argue about

    http://minnesota.sbnation.com/minnesota-vikings/2012/3/28/2908623/vikings-stadium-update-senate-legislature-support-minneapolis

  179. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    WOBBS WE NEED A NEW BLOG NOW!!!!

  180. By Lance on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    lmao must be another packer fan in the room?

  181. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Meekrob lol

  182. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Craig – Here’s a little list for you:
    Patriots: Nate Solder, Pick 17, 2011 Draft
    Packers: Bryan Bulaga, Pick 23, 2010 Draft
    Steelers: Maurkice Pouncey, Pick 18, 2010 Draft
    Giants: William Beatty, Pick 60, 2009 Draft
    Cardinals: Levi Brown, Pick 5, 2007 Draft
    Colts: Mike Pollak, Pick 59, 2008 Draft

    All these teams went to the super within 2 years of their selections. The only one that didn’t get a first round lineman was the Giants and Colts, both led by a Manning.

    When we get a Manning quality QB on the team, I’ll change my tune. Until then, we need to give our man a line to give him time to read the field.

  183. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Lance your giving packers fans way too much credit. They arent that intelligent.

  184. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium plan stalled on Capitol back burner

    Written by John Croman FILED UNDER Local News Vikings

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – Backers of a new NFL stadium in downtown Minneapolis may have less time than they anticipated, when it comes to convincing reserved lawmakers to pass a bill this session.

    Republican leaders have long held the goal of adjourning on April 30th, three weeks before the deadline set out in the Minnesota Constitution. But in recent days many have entertained the notion of ending the session before the Easter break begins on Good Friday, April 6th.

    “This place can work pretty fast if it has to,” Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem of Rochester told reporters Wednesday, without confirming the Good Friday closing target.

    “But on the other hand, we have to be deliberate with these things. People have to be comfortable with their votes. We’re not going to push ourselves to the point where we do poor legislation.”

    http://www.kare11.com/news/article/970083/14/Vikings-stadium-plan-stalled-on-Capitol-back-burner

  185. By Mike Wobschall on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    O great. Here comes DRs. Dont you ever have your own opinon or do you just copy and past all the articles you read on other sites? If we want to read those articles well go to the other sites dumb@ss

  186. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Once more it looks like no stadium, therefore no more MN Vikings in 2013.

  187. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    LOL GDP. Weren’t you just complaining that Mike was posting too many articles a day? Mixed messages…

  188. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    LOL, Have fun my man, who ever you are.

  189. By Lance on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    lol GDP true that I am surprised the word packers is allowed should be banned on here :)

  190. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    There are 8 OTs in the top 100 nfl prospects and 16 CBs. Matt Kalil is ranked #2 while Claiborne is 6th. What more do you need to see Kalil is our guy?

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82652d45/article/which-2012-prospects-are-first-to-top-charts

  191. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Careful GDp – You just insinuated that this guy is intelligent. No need to boost his ego.

  192. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    His grammer level is that of a packer fan….

  193. By DRS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Have to go for now, God bless you all.

  194. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    LOL – Good suggestion Lance. They allow us to say Packers but not Chrîstian.

    They need to get their priorities straight!

  195. By Lance on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    ya not sure why certian words are banned…. lol sometimes i’m left dumbfounded lol trying to figure out why my posts will not post!

  196. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    GDP – I just checked out your list. I’m surprised that it has Tannehill listed so high at #8. I thought everyone was saying that he would be a reach for anyone in the first round.

  197. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Thats just NFL.com’s list. There are alot of other lists. thats was just the first option

  198. By Lance on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Just the demand I think makes him rank high. Demand for that position i shoud say. I still thnk he isnt ready to start so for me thats a reach at 8

  199. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    This is better. It has him listed as 31

    http://www.fftoolbox.com/nfl_draft/2012/top-nfl-prospects-for-2012.cfm

  200. By Spencer on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    There should be a “Thumbs up” and a “Thumbs down” option right next to our comments. So If a comment reaches a certain number of Thumbs down, that comment would be automatically deleted or something. That seems like a good way to get rid of the trolls.

  201. By Spencer on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall- Please add a Thumbs Down/ Thumbs Up option. It would be forever appreciated!!

  202. By New Vike on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I think you can throw rankings out the window when it comes to the draft. I mean, its a nice referrence point, but everything is so subjective with so many working parts. You have to factor in supply and demand, scheme fits, domino effect, position runs, etc. Everybody had Da’Quan Bowers as a lock in their top 10, some as high as 2 last year. But he fell to the bottom of the second round. There are always the risers, the fallers, and the darlings. Teams fall in love with size and speed and some guys get elevated to a place where they have no business, like in my opinion Stephen Hill this year. And some productive players will be overlooked but have steller NFL careers, in my opinion LaMichael James this year. I think Tannehill ends up going top 8 even tho he is so far down the list on rankings.

  203. By Lance on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I like to give thumbs up! makes me feel like chuck norris when on facebook :P

  204. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    This is to fake Mike

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

    Vikings please draft J.Blackmon,S.Gilmore,and D.Moss. more to come.If Gilmore can break up or stop slants watch out Green Bay.

  206. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    And lastly

  207. By New Vike on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I dont feel the Vikings are in a position to go out and seriously compete for the division this year. However i do see them being feisty and being a tough out and maybe being around 7-9 or so. I believe because of this the Vikings need to evaluate the ceilings of each potential prospect. They dont necessarily need a guy that is NFL ready right now. Pick some players that are a few tweaks away from really putting it together so that this team gels and can seriously compete in 2013 and beyond. Take this year to gauge young talent and build on the years to come.

  208. By Mike Wobschall on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    OK spencer. 20 thumbsdown for you. Now go away.

  209. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Its on mike

  210. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

  211. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    LOL GDP – So that’s what Tom Cruise looks like before they apply the makeup!

  212. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  213. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I’m having too much fun. Thats my cue, I’m out of here. Goodnight Vikings faithful!

  214. By Mike Wobschall on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Back at you GrandDaddyPurp

  215. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I just watched that video lol

  216. By Mike Wobschall on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Wobby wins again

  217. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Packer fans…..always one step behind lol. Goodnight!!!

  218. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Keep it up guys, this is fun!

  219. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Why try typing a cuss word when you can just post a video instead? So much easier to accomplish…

    …and more effective!

  220. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I remember most of those movies in the last one. That was really complete! GDP – you need to come back with something more. He’s showing you up!

  221. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHWEZ_IjcSkThere you go parody. I wouldnt let me post it

  222. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Really? Let me try:

  223. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Certain videos dont come up when i do it i dont know why.

  224. By Mike Wobschall on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

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  230. By Derrick.G on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    We need a front page chat plug in or a facebook plug in, there we can all talk whenever we feel like it, keep it live, so we dont need to refresh.

  231. By Spencer on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Alright guys, relax on the Youtube videos.

  232. By Lance on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Im sure someone could make a facebook group for viking fans rather easy. Just not sure how many people would actually use it enough for it to bot get boring….

  233. By Cole on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/TheVikingsworld/102051429914089

    I will put trust into Spielman. I think Brian Quick would be a good pick up for 2 round. I’m fine with Alshon, but he is either Boom or Bust. If vikings take a wide receiver early, they should also pick up one in the fourth round with one of the three picks.

  234. By Saddy on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    All sources including recent Rick Spielman speech with pro football points to Morris Claiborne, they want to look at the division and nullify their strengths which is offense and WR’s and hence they are going with Mo Claiborne.

    Expect Mo Claiborne in Purple this 2012.

  235. By chrisbreezy on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    1st: Matt Kalil
    2nd: Alshon Jeffery
    3rd: Antonio allen
    4th: chris rainey
    4th: josh norman
    4th: vontaze burfict
    5th: janzen jackson
    6th: miles burris
    7th: kelcie mccary
    7th: dale moss

  236. By chrisbreezy on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

  237. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    NFL network is reporting that Jeff Fisher is showing interest in moving back up in this springs draft…

    Okay…So Fisher will most likely be able to grab Blackmon by staying right where they are now at the #6 pick overall…So who would Fisher be targeting by moving up ???…

    That’s right…Kalil…Always said Fisher might want to move back up in the draft to get Kalil…There are tons of very good WR’s in this draft…But there is only one elite LT prospect…And that is M Kalil…

  238. By Meekay on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Is D-Line a strength in our division? Oh yea, it most definitely is!

  239. By Woodboat on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I agree… it would be a mistake to pass on Kalil. We don’t need a WR like we need O Lineman… tackles in particular.

  240. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    OTK – Well if you trade back with the Rams, then you lose your shot at Kalil and Claiborne, so I’d hope that the Rams are willing to give up their 2nd and 3rd round picks at least if we take that trade.

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

    @Parody Do you think that the Browns are going to risk letting the Vikings trade out and lose Tannehill to Miami. I don’t see the Vikings trading to the Rams to get Blackmon as Blackmon may fall to them anyway.

  242. By Kalishnakov on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    draft TANNEHILL WITH THE #3 PICK and force the browns into a lucrative trade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    lol Kalishnakov why not just see what they want to trade up one. the price is the same. I don’t see anyone selling the farm for Tannehill. All this talk is generated by Spielman to see how much the Browns are willing to give for the 3rd pick.

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

    Our eye should be on the prize Kalil he may be the best player on the draft board, if all things were equal.

  245. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B – I was replying to OTK’s projection that the Rams are interested in trading back up so that they can get Kalil.

    I’d guess that in that event, after the Rams take Kalil, one of the next two teams would take Claiborne, leaving us with neither top player.

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

    I see your point Parody. I am hoping that Spielman is not so foolish as to trade out and let another team take Kalil and not get Blackmon or Claiborne. That would be dumb.

  247. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    To get the Browns to trade up, you have to convince them that the Dolphins (or some other QB needy team) is willing to give up a lot to jump in front of them. I don’t know if that’s possible.

    Putting myself in their shoes, I don’t think the Browns would be smart giving up anything to trade up into our spot. If they can’t get a QB this year, they can give McCoy one more year to develop and go after a better QB next year when he fails.

  248. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B – Getting Blackmon would be dumb. If we trade back and Kalil isn’t there, I still hope we go after Reiff or Martin. I’m just saying that the trade better be big enough to justify downgrading to one of these two LTs.

    The extra picks we get could really help to build the defense and receiving corps.

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

    I agree but if Tannehill impressed the coaches like what was reported. Then maybe the Browns are more interested in looking at getting him. You are right he will fall to them anyway as the Vikings are not looking for Tannehill. Again if Miami gave a great offer the Browns might counter.

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

    I think any plan that has us lose Kalil is dumb even if the plan is to pick the 2nd or 3rd best availible LT.

  251. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Parody ~ Oh yes…If the Vikings trade and swap first round picks with the Rams…Kalil will be gone…

    If they would work a trade after swapping picks in the first round…

    I see the Rams parting with the #33 pick in the second round…And could see Fisher letting go of his 4th round pick also…But that in itself would be a good trade value for the Vikings…Remember that second round pick is the first pick chosen on the second day of the draft…And the Vikings would pick again 2 picks later if that happened…That 4th round pick would give the Vikings 2 of the first 3 picks chosen at the beginning of day 3…

    The Rams have an extra second round pick from the Redskins…Only draft picks the Rams would lose in this scenario is a 4th round pick this year…And they would get right back into their original position in the draft after the 2 QB’s are taken…And be able to pick any player in the draft they want outside of the top QB’s…

    And the Rams still would have the 2 first round picks coming from Washington in the 2013 ~ 2014 drafts…

  252. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Yea…Washington really killed themselves with that trade. Add in the cap penalty that the league will be imposing on them, and I think they’ll remain bottom feeders for a long time, even if RG3 proves to be worth the trade. They just won’t be able to afford the players they need to put around him to make him successful.

  253. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    *Can’t get top players in the draft, and can’t afford top players in Free Agency.

  254. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Makes you wonder if they called themselves the Redskins because they knew how embarássed they’d be with all the stupid moves they keep on making…

  255. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    If Spielman does trade down…(which I very much hope he does not)…

    I believe Spielman will trade down more times than just once in the first round…I would not doubt if he starts the ball rolling with trades…That Spielman might trade down as many as 3 times in the first round alone…

    I am not sure if fans will have any nerves left by the time Spielman might make his first pick in the draft…If he starts the draft by trading out of the 3rd spot…

  256. By TITUS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, I have not been here for about 9 hours– things are CARAZZZY. And Mike Wonschall, wow, did he have a brain transplant?

  257. By Rocksalt on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    this blog is all rumors and gossip…….might as well be a sewing bee….

  258. By Rocksalt on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Titus-
    you are in charge.

  259. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I haven’t heard from Mike Wonschall recently, but it looks like Mike Wobschall might have had something going on today.

  260. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    did the draft start yet ??????

  261. By TITUS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Certainly some intelligent impostors active today. James Bond would be proud.

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

    lol Rock it’s a debate

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

    the swearing hurt my delicate ears

  264. By TITUS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Anyone read McNabb’s diatribe on Shannahan? He says RG3 will be abused and then goes on listing all the QBs that Shannahan and son “used” to fit their system rather than design plays tailored to the QB’s strengths. There may be some truth to it, and we know Mike Shannhan seems a bit controlling, but McNabb sounded like a big crybaby.

  265. By Spencer on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt- newsflash, its the off-season. Right now all we can do is speculate on what may happen in the draft. There really isnt much else to talk about.

  266. By Spencer on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    If you dont like the “gossip” and “rumors” then we can talk about the Chris Cook travesty if you like?

  267. By Spencer on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Wow. Just Wow.

  268. By Spencer on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    But what I find rather disturbing is the fact that none of her teammates come to her aid. If this happened with men I guarantee you that they would have AT-LEAST got in the attackers face. But these ladies did absolutely nothing to the girl that beat their teammate senseless. I thought team-mates were suppose to have each-others backs?

  269. By Spencer on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    YES SIR!!! NIKE IS COMING BABY!

  270. By TITUS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    What is disturbing is how the coach put his arm around the attacker as they walked away– like you poor victim, it will be alright.

  271. By TITUS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    And the piece de resistance? The creme de la creme in disturbing? Is that I even watched Spencer’s video.

  272. By KoN on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve heard Nike will release their redesigns on April 3rd. What are you guys hoping for in terms of jersey changes? I liked it the few times the Vikes wore purple on purple and would like to see more of it. Whatever happens, I don’t want yellow to become a primary color. It is nice in small amounts, but can make a jersey really ugly with too much.

  273. By Spencer on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I just want something thats going to look hot. And I agree with you on yellow not being the primary color, that would look horrendous!

  274. By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I’m a bit worried about what Nike is going to do myself. I’ve seen a few design proposals. Not sure if they’re from Nike, or just crackheads with nothing better to do with their time, but every single one completely demolished the Vikings’ image. One made it look like our guys would be wearing sports bras! NO THANK YOU!

    Any changes that are made, I hope are small because we have a pretty nice design as it is.

  275. By KoN on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    I think I know the ones that you are talking about Parody and I believe that those were created by someone with no affiliation with Nike. I don’t believe Nike has released any real designs yet.

  276. By TITUS on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Too much yellow would be a big mistake– we do not want to resemble our rivals.

  277. By Garrett on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    READ THIS. It gives an very compelling argument for NOT taking Kalil. What do you guys think??? This has caused me to do some serious thinking after previously wanting Kalil and not trading down unless he can still be picked. Very interesting……..

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2012/3/27/2905346/einsteins-theory-of-relatively-bad-football#comments

  278. By Utley on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I love, love, love, this guy!!! Last season was a little rough on him because he lost his QB but the year before he was an absolute beast! This kid has amazing hands, positions himself for the ball like no other, great vertical ability, and can run after the catch. He has decent speed and no off the field issues other than his weight getting out of hand. He showed us he was responsible enough to get it under control. If we get him @ # 35 it would be an absolute steal!!!

  279. By Matthias on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Would you spent a 2nd round pick for Lavonte David? He seems to be an all around LB.

  280. By Matthias on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ohh, forget it. He is just an OLB.

  281. By Rocksalt on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Excerpt of article by Mike Kaszuba, MPLS STAR TRIBUNE:

    A frustrated Gov. Mark Dayton accused Minnesota’s charitable gaming interests Thursday of not being “on the same planet” with state officials who want to use electronic bingo and pulltab money to help pay for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

    Dayton began another day of stadium politics by saying he was “mystified” as to why the charitable gaming industry was thwarting a plan to allow electronic bingo and pulltabs in Minnesota bars and restaurants. Stadium proponents hope to use part of the proceeds from those machines to fund the state’s $398 million share of the nearly $1 billion project.

    For weeks, however, the charities have said that the state plan did not provide them enough tax relief to make the games financially feasible.

    “I don’t see the charities and the commissioner of revenue, Myron Frans, on the same planet in terms of their analysis,” the DFL governor told reporters

  282. By ozzinator on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think Dayton is on the same planet as the rest of us either.

  283. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    New Mock

    Rd 1- CB Morris Claiborne
    Rd 2- WR Alshon Jeffery
    Rd 3- OT Zebrie Sanders
    Rd 4- LB Sean Spence/Vontaze Burfict/Keenan Robinson
    Rd 4 comp- OT Brandon Mosley
    Rd 4 comp- DT Kheeston Randall/Mike Martin
    Rd 5- FS George Iloka
    Rd 6- LB Miles Burris
    Rd 7- DT Derek Wolfe
    Rd 7- WR Dale Moss

  284. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    You have to ask yourself two questions.

    1. If we pass on Morris Claiborne will there be another Cornerback we can get in rounds 2-7 that could end up being as good as Claiborne? Answer; Certainly

    2. If we pass on Matt Kalil will there be another Left Tackle we can get in rounds 2-7 that could end up being as good as Kalil? Answer; Unlikely, all the top Offensive Tackles will be gone in the 1st round

  285. By Mike B. on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    At lease he is trying to move the Stadium issue forward. I don’t understand why Republicans in MN don’t understand that the new stadium is a money maker once it is built. The Republican party has always stood for common sense and a support of business. Now they are so afraid of rising taxes even a penny without reguard to what the tax is for. This is a failure to act will cause voter action in the Fall. Especially if the recipocates to the team leaving MN. The new stadium going to provide income for the state of MN for a very long time. It will guarantee the Vikings stay in MN for the next 30 to 40 years. Get it done now.

  286. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    We have the offense to beat the Packers, Bears, and Lions but we do not have the defense. Drafting Morris Claiborne might not be as bad an idea as some of you might think

  287. By charliewest40 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Its funny your on the Claiborne track Grand Daddy Ive been wondering about that scenario myself.

    What do you think about Reilly Reiff ?

  288. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    If we trade back with someone Reiff would be my choice

  289. By charliewest40 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Im liking the idea of trading down too to either #4 or #8.

    More picks= more starters

  290. By charliewest40 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I saw somewhere today that some teams have Reiff at the same level as Kalil.I dont really by that but the real question should be; can Reiff provide superior pass protection for us ? I think the correct answer is probably.

  291. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Not not completely sold on Claiborne yet. I still feel that Kalil is our guy. I’m just not as quick as some might be to rule Claiborne out. We at least have to consider him. The NFC North used to be a ground division now its all about the pass. Just the thought of a Cook/Claiborne CB tandem, Teams wont be able to pass so easily on us anymore

  292. By charliewest40 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Trading down to the Browns at #4 is a no brainer.

    But tradind down to Miami at #8 could net a 2nd and a 4th round this year and a 2nd round next year. Would that be acceptable ?

  293. By Mike B. on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    @GrandDaddyPurp We are no where close to being competitive on the Offensive side of the ball. The OL is not gelled and doesn’t work as a team. We have no field stretching WR so the CBs will stay back and respect that we will throw deep. We have a bunch of good #2s and #3s WR. Dual TE will not stretch the field. If our OL doesn’t get a bunch better the TEs will be blocking to keep the heat off Ponder rather than catching the ball anyway.

  294. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    WOBBS YOU NEED TO PUT UP A LIST OF WORDS WE CANT USE THIS IS JUST RIDICULOUS!

  295. By Mike B. on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    @charliewest40 that would cause us not to get any of the top 3 non QB players that is no way acceptable without a #1 draft pick in there some place.

  296. By Mike B. on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Since in effect Miami would be getting there QB of the future their first round next year would be acceptable with 2 picks this year and their #8. Otherwise it isn’t worth the risk.

  297. By charliewest40 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    @mikeB,

    ok how about 2nd and 4th round this year and 1st round next year ?

  298. By Mike B. on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Miami must be willing to sell the farm to get the #3 pick this year.

  299. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B- Last I checked it was our defense not offense that lost us 13 games last season. Lets be real What use is a feild stretching wide receiver when Our QB has one of the weakest arms of all the starting QBs in the league. Yes our OLine needs improvement but so does our entire defense.

    Sorry if I’m coming off as a smart a$$ i’m just so frustrated because i’ve been trying to post a comment and it wont let me and I dont know what word I’m using that i cant

  300. By Mike B. on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Plus swap the first round picks this year too. That is probably equitable.

  301. By Mike B. on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Our Secondary has been suspect for almost a Decade why should we think it’s going to get any better with Fraizer bragging up how good Asher Allen is getting. I think we get Ponder the weapons he needs this year and see where we sit at the end of the year. I think we made the right moves at the Def Line. We could use some help at LB. Defensive Back field is going to be a work inprogress this year anyway.

  302. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’m honestly at the point that i’m about to post my comment word by word to see which one I cant use

  303. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Here is where I’m at right now.

    Morris Claiborne is a former wide receiver playing cornerback. He brings a receivers mentality to that position which i feel is something this team needs. Just like how Percy Harvin brings a running back’s toughness to the receiver position.

  304. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ok thats one part of the comment out of the way

  305. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook can cover and disrupt WRs as good as anyone in this league. You add Claiborne on the other side who is a former receiver and a punt returner and he not only has the ability to intercept it, he has the ability to take it back for six, 2 abilities this team has greatly lacked since we lost Darren Sharper. This idea of a Cook/Claiborne tandem is scary

  306. By Mike B. on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil from all reports I have heard is probably the best college football player in the Draft. He would probably go #1 if there wasn’t such a need at QB. I think we should focus on getting Kalil unless Miami wants to sell the farm to get our pick .

  307. By charliewest40 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Claiborne might be the best corner since Darrell Revis was drafted; WITH return skills

  308. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil is definately our guy. Cant go wrong with him

  309. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I CANT SAY THE WORD “PA$$E$”???????????? THIS IS THE MOST PHUCKING I2ETARDED A$$ SHlT EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  310. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer was right. We need a D@mn like and dislike button

  311. By charliewest40 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    If Miami is willing to sell the farm we could accomplish these things THIS year

    1st rd #8 Reiff Good enough OT
    2nd rd #35 Field stretching WR
    2nd rd #42 Shut down corner
    3rd rd #67 Still get a TOP safety
    (2) 4th rd #98 & #105 bundle to get best LB available

    I am about winning this year if possible

  312. By charliewest40 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    ….and in 2013 we get 2 #1 picks !

    I’m sold

  313. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    We certainly are capable of being a contenter for a playoff spot. We arent goin to win our division thats for true.

    It all comes down to how good this draft class is for us

  314. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    If you have a chance of getting the top 3 non QB players in the draft. You have to take 1. Trading back would be a mistake in my opinion

  315. By New Vike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    @charliewest40 – I am with ya. I think after Tannehill’s great pro day, he has full attention of the Miami Dolphins. They are desperate for a franchise qb not only from the competitive standpoint, but also with pressure from their fanbase. If they are willing to put a huge package together to come up to 3 and snag Tannehill, i believe it is in the Vikes best interest to listen. However that package NEEDS to include their 1st round pick next year, their 8th pick this year, their 2nd rounder this year, and at least 1 other pick from rounds 3-5. At pick 8 if one of the big 3 doesnt fall, you still have a choice between Michael Floyd, Riley Reiff, Dontari Poe, Melvin Ingram, Luke Kuechly, David DeCastro, or trading back again and acquiring more picks. I am not saying that this will happen, but if it were an available option, Speilman better listen…

  316. By Saddy on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    After watching more and more of the clips

    Morris Claiborne shut down Julio Jones and has great acceleration and long arms and aims for the ball rather than just deflecting it, we need turnovers bad.

    If you look at our division, there are very few pass rushers, you double them and get a LT in 2nd or 3rd round

    The smart move is to pick Claiborne who can get us turnovers and cover half our field

    You add a game changing LB that can play pass, Jared Allen is going to have a field day.

    I am sold on Morris Claiborne just because Matt Kalil didn’t protect his QB against top pass rushers…

  317. By Mike B. on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    @New Vike and Charliewest the dolphins are no where close to being competitive this year. Don’t you think that they wait till next year for the top QB. They will probably be in a much better place to get that guy and won’t have to brunt the cost of doing it now. From what others have said the guy coming next year is much better than Tannehill. It seems that the Dolphins have a much longer rebuilding period than the Vikings do.

  318. By Mike B. on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Saddy where did you get your info from what I have seen reported no one got past Kalil to the QB last season.

  319. By Mike B. on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I really don’t think that Miami is going to want to sell the farm for Tannehill, but I guess we will wait and see. I still don’t care for us to move down to #8. I think that puts us one more year away from being able to compete.

  320. By iaVIKE on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yah i really don’t like the idea of going to #8, i say if we do trade out of #3 it would have to be with Cleveland, so that we can still get Kalil. Cause if we go to #8 all of this Kalil or Claiborne debate can go out the window cause we won’t get either.

  321. By haedter on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Wobbs description of Jeffrey ( 6’4, good speed, huge hands, freak althlete) sounds very similiar to someone already on the team. Someone that should be a starting WR and isnt. JOE WEBB ring a bell ????

  322. By vikelifer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    It looks to me that Alshon Jefferys sounds like a gamble.We should look at best player availible with the second round pick and by NO means trade down from there.T.O. would be a good pick up he would have to come cheap he is playing in a lesser league than Arena he could be a mentor to any reciever,and I think he wants to prove all his HATERS wrong he has got the physique of a body builder and you dont get that by being lazy.T.O. problem is that he wants to show off, after what, a TOUCHDOWN! and he wants the ball, well that is what I would want in a WR.Give him an incentive laden contract for 1 yr.and if he becomes a problem in the huddle or the locker room your done go back to picking up $500 checks in your sub-Arena League.I agree with Purplefizz lets look at picking up Marvin McNutt in the 3rd round he has great size even better hands he is a good run blocker and team-mate that would be a steal.Thats all I have to say about that.Great Job Wobby.

  323. By New Vike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B – I am not saying that the Dolphins would make the trade, i am only saying if they offered i would certainly consider it. I do believe that they are far off of competing, especially with the improvements Buffalo has made, which is a huge reason why IF and i am only saying IF the deal was on the table i pull the trigger. Their 1st next year would likely be top 10 and the Vikes pick could easily be top 15 or even 10. Two top 15 picks next year could turn the team around in a hurry. Again, i am merely speculating and offering my viewpoint in a hypothetical situation. I have no facts to support Miami wants a deal like this or anything like that.

  324. By haedter on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    After seeing Trent Richardson pro day yesterday, drafting him and trading AP seems like an excellant idea to me. We could end up getting just as much as the Rams are getting for the #2 pick. Just sayin

  325. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Well it don’t matter anyways Miami is not intrested in Tannehill unless it comes to them at their own pick. They have already announced that the team is going with Garrard and Moore this season. They will battle it out for a the starting role.

  326. By vikesfan12 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    We cant afford to lose out on Kalil with a second year QB and an aging AP. WE NEED KALIL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  327. By TheValentine84 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    1. LT Khalil (No brainer)
    2. DB Stephon Gilmore/Harrison Smith (trade up into the late 20’s if you have to)
    3. WR Tommy Streeter (Randy Moss anyone?)
    4. Need a MLB, Vontaze Burfict/Demario Davis
    4. Dynamic RB L James/Ballard/Rainey
    4. Probably traded to move up a few spots
    5+ Depth positions

  328. By RichardA1 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I would pick Trent Richardson, the offensive line does not have to be that good if you have 2 great runningbacks. The line would be needed to protect the qb, the defense will be trying to run down the runningbacks. Just a thought.

  329. By RichardA1 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    ment to say the line would not be needed to protect the qb, because the d will be after the rb’s

  330. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Lmao your offensive line has to be really GOOD if all your going to do is run the ball lol

    They will just box up on us each play. Plus you need to realise how important your online are when it comes to opening holes for the run game. We have two pretty good backs already we dont need richardson lol how much longer do you wnt us to sit at bottom of the division for? lol

  331. By vikings4life on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/29/2012-draft-visits-and-workout-tracker/ great site to see who is having what players for private workouts.

  332. By TheValentine84 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t believe Mike Mayock said Vontaze Burfict might be undraftable because of his combine results. Plenty of players have a sub par combine that do well in the NFL. Ontop of that, he’s a MLB, he doesn’t need a 4.4 40, he’s an excellent run stuffer and very instinctual, not to mention his tenacity is unmeasurable. If he falls to us in the 4th I would be very excited to bring in some tenacity to our pansy defense.

  333. By KoN on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Caliborne would be a bad pick, he’s a great player, but he isn’t on the same level in his position that Kalil is in his. Besides, we play Tampa 2 anyway, meaning his talent would mostly be wasted. In Tampa 2 a 2nd or 3rd round CB can be just as good as a 1st rounder.

  334. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Unleash Chris Cook

  335. By charliewest40 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    KoN I disagree about Claiborne- he will be a big difference maker to anybody.
    Point is well taken with taking Kalil #3. I just dont think we could go wrong with Claiborne as well.

    With Cook , Claiborne and Winfield we would have the tools to play more man to man coverage !!

    This may be the ultimate goal eventually- Just trash the cover 2.

    It could be a long time until we see another talent like Claiborne as a shutdown guy AND a returne

    It has just been SOOOOO LLLOOONNNGGG since we had a GREAT secondary, it has to become a bigger priority sooner.

    Anyway cant wait til draft day something tells me Speilman will have the Claiborne contingency plan ready.
    r.

  336. By QBkilla on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Are you kidding me? This guys overall talent looks like a perfect fit for us. Set up the Two tight end package with Rudolph and Carlson, AP in the backfield and this guy opposite Percy. This is going to be a good season. GET SAMUEL!

  337. By TITUS on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    This is going to be a very good season. Ten wins minimum.

  338. By Kvam on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    @TheValentine84 – Forget about Streeter. He is just a fast track guy that at times look completely lost on the football field. Do you really want a guy that locked like this during his combine

  339. By Joe M on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings trading out of Number 3 is terrible idea unless they go no lower than 5. Besides the 2 QB’s the only other sure thing impact players in the draft are Kalil, Claibourne, Blackmon, and Richardson. The Viking’s don’t need Richardson and the other 3 will be gone by the 6th pick. Why trade away a sure fire starter for 2 more picks in later rounds that are projects.

  340. By Gary on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    @TheValentine84 = The knock against EJ is that in the Tampa 2 he is too SLOW in dropping into coverage. A MLB with quick recognition and reaction PLUS the speed to drop into coverage would be best.

  341. By iaVIKE on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    ^ Precisely. The lowest that we can go is back one to #4, and even then Holmgren is no schmuck……and from the sounds of it a lot of Cleveland fans want to give Mccoy another shot. Kinda like what ponder had to deal with last year, no protection and no weapons…what can he do?

  342. By Jerimy Frosch on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    My 2012 Minnesota Vikings mock draft. Round 1 Matt Kalil USC Tackle. Round 2 Round 1 Matt Kalil Offensive Tackle.Round 2 Reuben Randle Wide Receiver LSU. Round 3 Mike Harris Corner Back Florida State. Round 4 Mike Daniels Defensive Tackle Iowa Defensive Tackle Iowa. Round 4 Jarius Wright Wide Receiver Arkansas. Round 4 Jeron Mcmillian Safety Maine.Arkansas.Round 5 Josh Leribeus Guard SMU.Maine.Round 7 Kyle Wilber Line Backer Wake Forest. Round 7 Corey White Safety Samford.

  343. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Minimum of 10 wins Titus? I do like your optimism but that statement is a bit far-fetched dont you think?

  344. By Gary on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    @TheValentine84 = The compensatory picks can’t be traded.
    Too many holes to trade up, instead look to trade down in round 2 and add pick(s) in round 4 = before the bulk of compensatory picks
    1. OT Kalil
    2. WR Hill/ SS Smith/ CB Gilmore, Dennard, Robinson
    3. CB Judie, Fleming, Hayward, Bentley
    4. WR Marvin Jones/ Greg Childs – if Hill was gone, otherwise a CB
    4C. OLB Bradham/Manning/Robinson
    4C. FS Trenton Robinson/Aaron Henry
    5. MLB James Michael Johnson/Tank Carder/JK Sheaffer/Carmen Messins
    6. RB Bobby Rainey
    7.Best CB, FS or SS available
    7.WR Dale Moss

  345. By Carl on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    #3 Matt Kalil OT unless the Vikings trade down and get a bout load of draft picks.
    #35 Janorios Jenkins CB, Harrison Smith S
    #67 Greg Childs WR 6’3 4.39 (40) any questions?
    #96 Josh Norman CB, Josh Kaddu OLB
    #128 Devier Posey WR

  346. By TheValentine84 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    The way I see it, we need STARTERS, not depth. We have many picks this year so depth will be addressed later, but sacrificing 1 pick to find a starter is worth it in my opinion.

  347. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I agree titus love yout faith… I don’t have that kind of faith lol I am hoping to win 6 games this year. Our break out will be next season :)

  348. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Why does everyone of you have us taking 2 wide receivers? we only need 1!

  349. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Harrison smith does not have elite athleticism so there isnt as big a room for improvement as some of you may think

    My Mock:

    Rd 1- CB Morris Claiborne
    Rd 2- WR Alshon Jeffery
    Rd 3- OT Zebrie Sanders
    Rd 4- LB Sean Spence/Vontaze Burfict/Keenan Robinson
    Rd 4 comp- OT Brandon Mosley
    Rd 4 comp- DT Kheeston Randall/Mike Martin
    Rd 5- FS George Iloka
    Rd 6- LB Miles Burris
    Rd 7- DT Derek Wolfe
    Rd 7- WR Dale Moss

  350. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Dont let stephen hill’s combine fool you. We should not waste a 2nd round pick on him. IF for some unlikely reason he falls to us in the 3rd round then MAYBE we take him.

  351. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    GDP how can you say he has no athleticism? He is a perfect TE killer! in a league where TE’s are becoming more and more a threat he is perfect.

    Check the guy out

    that was only his junior year he only got better! his size and speed is good fit into our system as a SS. We can use this guy more then any WR available in the 2nd round

  352. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook/Morris Claiborne. One will shut your best receiver down, the other will pick it off and take it the other way for six. GB’s passing game will be a thing of the past against us

  353. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    And just look at how well the kid blitz :)

  354. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I said he doesnt have ‘elite’ athleticism, I didnt say he has no athleticism

  355. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

  356. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

  357. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I like Barron. I just think he fits us as well. He will be a good fit in another defence. He has speed advantage over harrison but isnt harrison from what i see in footage i seen is stronger in the box then Barron. Harrison can stuff the run better. Plus blitz is better. Harrison is a bit bigger is he not and will be able to take out those TE’s as well. I know there is more hype on barron. He is ranked higher. However, my opinion I am more sold on H Smith performing better in our defence.

  358. By charliewest40 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Lance that would be 4 white guys from Notre Dame on our roster

  359. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.thephinsider.com/2012/3/3/2841064/2012-nfl-draft-is-harrison-smith-worthy-of-a-first-round-pick

    i thought the article was good. Plus, in another I just read that chicago is in hopes he falls down to 2nd round and are willing to move up to grab him. I unno about you but i dont want H smith in chicago

  360. By Dahal on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Alshon Jeffery would be a GREAT addition to this team. Our division has gotten a lot tougher these past two season, and we are in desperate need of a big WR. Think of the receivers elite receivers in our division: Calvin Johnson, Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Brandon Marshall. 3 out of 4 of those guys are 6’3 +. Yes we have a great receiver in Percy Harvin, but we need a big outside guy like Alshon Jeffery on our team, he’s got amazing potential. I think it would be wise for the Vikings to use their second round pick on Alshon, he may not be amazing his first year, he’ll be decent, but he’ll definitely learn and improve for the coming seasons.

  361. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Trade up for Janoris Jenkins.

    You guys do realize we have to go up against Stafford, Cutler, and Rodgers twice a year right?

  362. By TITUS on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings will be unbeaten at home.

  363. By charliewest40 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    the Vikes can go 8-8 this year with a good draft and several rookies making contributions somewhere

  364. By Shawn on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    27 days

  365. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Took Sonja to the pub with me. She got insulted and left when the bartender asked her “Why the long face”?

  366. By charliewest40 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    where is the 2012 schedule posted ?

  367. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    ANYTHING to break up the monotony.

  368. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

  369. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Kind of phony, Spence, I played (play) hockey. Not enough guys throwing up.

  370. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    i have to agree with nova played since I was 3 and never stoped playing hockey. Though I never was all that good but I had all of good camps here in ontario.

  371. By TITUS on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Poor Sonja– like she can help it.

  372. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Sean Payton is appealing his suspension……..GOOD LUCK WITH THAT !!!!!!

  373. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    It’s OK Titus, I’ve left that tavern with worse dogs.

  374. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Goodell should say, “It just turned into 2 years”.

  375. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    ” And you can’t work for Fox”. “And we will feed your children to starving Minnesota wolverines”. And,,,,,,,

  376. By iaVIKE on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yah. Wanna go for 3? keep it up …

  377. By TITUS on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I have a funny feeling the Vikes will be in the outdoor Superbowl in New York– timing would be about right for the team to be solid by then and it would be fitting to see them outside in a blizzard.

  378. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    LOL

  379. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    ” AND WE”RE DEALING WITH THE DEVIL TO MAKE SURE THAT THE NEW ORLEANS SUPERDOME IS FLATTENED BY A CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE EVERY SEPTEMBER !!!!!!!!!!!”

  380. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Oh the joy of living above sea level

  381. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    “We’re the NFL !!!!! The devil will listen to us !!!!! “

  382. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I dont know whose jersey im going to buy once Nike releases the jerseys April 15th.

    I’ve narrowed it down to Percy, AP, and Cook.

  383. By iaVIKE on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’ll buy a Lex Hilliard. ha.

  384. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    GDP ….GOOD ONE!

  385. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I already have AP throwback JA home jersey and Percy away jersey. I’m thinking of a Kevin Williams or Toby or Webb im not sure

  386. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’d buy that point guard’s jersey that we signed for 3 years, except I can’t remember his name.

  387. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer how do you feel about having a Chris Cook/Morris Claiborne CB tandem?

  388. By iaVIKE on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Can i get a Letroy Guion in XXL please?

  389. By KoN on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’m definetely getting a Nick Taylor jersey, he is by far the best point guard on the team.

  390. By KoN on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    D@mn, Nova, you beat me to it.

  391. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’m getting a cedric griffen jersey

  392. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    bleacherreport.com/…/1125814-draft-impact-philadelphia-eagles-lt-j.. OK, this will hurt the Eagles.

  393. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    How would I feel about Claiborne and Cook?

    I would be beyond ecstatic. Cook+Claiborne would be the best CB tandem in the league, no questions asked.

  394. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.bloomberg.com/…/eagles-pro-bowl-tackle-jason-peters-rupture. Sorry, this should work.

  395. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    What if the eagles want to trade up to get Kalil? just a thought. Knowing them they will probably sign a free agent LT

  396. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I actually would like this home jersey, but the away jersey is just too plain for my liking.

    http://paulmayes.com/node/30

  397. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    no good Nova. My browser doesn’t care for the elipses in the middle of that link.

  398. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    With that being said, Geoff Mosher of the Wilmington News-Journal shared some news on Twitter this morning that might shed more light on the Eagles actions:

    OK, I have confirmation from team source: (Jason) Peters sustained rupture Achilles. Surgery set for Tuesday. Team likely to announce soon.

    Peters is one of the best left tackles in the league by far, and losing him is a major blow as Dunlap is a clear downgrade. In addition, while an achilles blowout isn’t as devastating for an offensive tackle as it is for an explosive offensive skill player or defensive back, it is still something that should sideline Peters for the season. OK.

  399. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Was this the story you were trying to post?

    http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-03-30/eagles-pro-bowl-tackle-jason-peters-ruptures-achilles-tendon

  400. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry, Parody. Anyway, this should confirm what a pro-bowl OT is worth. Vick is brittle.

  401. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I love both jerseys.

  402. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    To make the trade value add up, the Eagles would have to offer us their 1st, both 2nds, their 3rd, 4th and 5th round picks just to get our first rounder. I don’t think they’re going to be that desperate.

  403. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ehh…this jersey looks too much like TCU.

    http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/article/media_slots/photos/000/378/928/TJ-Vikings_crop_650.jpg?1332973642

  404. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Did I say brittle? I meant brutal. He killed innocent dogs. I hope some DE rips his head off.

  405. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – Those jerseys are too basic. I was happy when the team switched to the current design. This one would just be a boring step backwards.

    Plus, why does the player they’re depicting have a black face and albino arms?

  406. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’m not a big fan of this uniform

    http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/sports/2012-nfl-nike-jerseys-vikings-nov-19-2010

  407. By iaVIKE on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    mehh the black pants are no good. I like the first ones better Spence. Hopefully they do purple on purple for a home game sometime

  408. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    LOL – Spencer, that last jersey you posted looks like one of those cheap things that you slap onto an inner city grade school team.

  409. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer- I like the helmet on that one, everything else i could do without

  410. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

  411. By iaVIKE on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    GDPurp- those make Oregon’s look good

  412. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Why dont we use the purple pants more?

  413. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    They look more like LSU’s jersey. If we get those we definitely have to draft Morris Claiborne

  414. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s a trade rumor nobody’s talked about yet:

    http://kansascity.sbnation.com/kansas-city-chiefs/2012/3/30/2914151/nfl-mock-draft-2012-chiefs-trade-with-vikings-to-land-ryan-tannehill

    Apparantly the Chiefs are interested in Tannehill now. The value of 2-firsts and a second would be worth it. We could still get Martin with the 11th pick, and get two more starters in the second round. Or, we could trade the second round picks to jump back up to about pick 16 and get another big name starter.

  415. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Speaking of Oregon, I dont care what anybody says- they have some of the best jerseys I’ve ever seen.

  416. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    B lack on black? Naw….might look good if they added more color to it.

  417. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Was this the best picture of the Vikings 2011/12 season?

  418. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Did you guys know that the toothbrush was invented by a packer fan? Anybody else would have called it a “teethbrush”.

  419. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Or was this the best picture of the Vikings 2011/12 season?

  420. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I thought you said it was invented by Georgia…

  421. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    They thought maybe, Mississippi.

  422. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I got you Spencer

  423. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn’s video is fairly convincing.

  424. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Nova

  425. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Okay…Eagles need a LT…Spielman can offer a trade and get something for Charlie Johnson…Vikings might end up getting another 4th round pick…Done deal as far as I am concerned…

    Just have Spielman announce Shwatrz and Loadholt will be competing for the LT position in camp…And peddle Johnson to the highest bidder…

  426. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    De Maurice smith looks to be all above himself again! :( That guy seriously bugs me. Just the way he projects himself. Goodell wants to hand out fines suspensions to players and this guy is picking at Goodell’s use of words. He bugs me so much!

  427. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    STAKE HIM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  428. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    And sharpen 22-27 more for the Saint’s defense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  429. By KoN on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Do you think that the Eagles will actually take Johnson? I’m not sure we’d offer anyway; the team seems to like the idea of having him at guard.

  430. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    And one more for Parcells if he chooses to get involved.

  431. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Better make it a big one though, the “Tuna” has put on a few lbs.

  432. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    hmmm perhaps a sharpened up broken hockey stick? I got a few i can sharpen outside in the garage :P

  433. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    It’s funny how so many people on this blog say that picking an OT in the first round isn’t necessary for this team………Well, let’s see how important a LT is to the Eagles, even though the Dog-Killer is left-handed.

  434. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    @ Lance….. Start sharpening, the ones that we don’t use for impaling, we can sell to packer fans to hold up their tents.

  435. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Or hold up a liquor store, and then go back to their tents.

  436. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    LMAO! good idea

  437. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    KoN…Wouldn’t hurt to ask…I think if the Vikings draft Kalil…They might release Johnson anyway…

    Vikings have young guards all over…Even a few that could fill in a LT…Berger did a better job at LT than Johnson did…Shwartz has experience there…Love was a RT in college…Loadholt might be able to move over to LT in that scenario…

    Just that the Eagles might need a veteran player with experience at guard or LT…Why not give them a call ??….And see what they might give for Johnson…

  438. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I like the sounds of this liquor store idea though.

  439. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    The ” Impale every person involved with the packers or saints” movement can always use a guy named ” Lance” !!!!1

  440. By KoN on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Fair enough.

  441. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    It does seem rather fiting i agree. Just for the record this was NOT pre planned :P Besides… i thought the sharpened hockey sticks would go well in their cheese hats. Make them look like something served at a wine party :)

  442. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Nothing I say is pre-planned….it just happens, kind of like my life.

  443. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    “Lance”….Good choice Nova !!!….

    Sounds like the perfect man to “spearhead” this operation…. ; )

  444. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    New Blog Wobschall.

    Now.

  445. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    OTK>>>>It’s going to be interesting to see how the Eagles try to protect their animal abuser.

  446. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    what why? was just getting good with all the spearig of packer fans going on! finally strangely no one was arguing anymore…..

  447. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    J3sus, Spence, it’s almost like he doesn’t take his orders from you?

  448. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    @ Lance….never mind that clown.

  449. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    You can only speculate on draft moves so long before the blog becomes tedious. I just try to shake things up a bit.

  450. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    And I’ve been doing it for 2 years before Spencer showed up.

  451. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Vick will never make a 16 game season…I like to call him “Mr Glass”…Not another QB in football as fragile as Vick….

    I would not want to be Drew Brees this fall…Saints defense has been hunting offensive players on other teams…Pay back time coming !!!…

    Look out Brees….I see pain in your future..And lots of it…

  452. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    You KNOW, regardless of their “claims of innocence”, that Brees and everyone else involved in the offense KNEW what was going on. There is just 1 locker room. Suspend them all for hiding their knowledge of this.

  453. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    And then STAKE THEM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  454. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Of course Brees knew about…I don’t like Brees anymore than I like Sean Payton…They are both weasels…

    And both are point pounders…Who is going to be beaten into submission this fall Brees ???

  455. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I have very little respect for Fox as is, but if they hire a suspended coach to do color commentary on any games next year, the volume will be muted.

  456. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Well weird they blocked me i think since none of my posts will post! thank goodness for web proxies :P

    That being said… Maybe I can arm up some DE’s with the stakes? We play them saints this year? Jared with a stake would be darn scarey lol

  457. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    lol they blocked me?

  458. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    This website blocks better than our OL.

  459. By KoN on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah ban the whole team, their practice sqaud can play the first few games.

  460. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    was weird lol thought I was saying something that was censored… then i tried the same message through an online proxy and it magically posted! hmmm lol now what did i say that got me banned?

  461. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    In all honesty I dont think a bounty is that big of a deal. I mean, if the roles were reversed and we participated in it…I wouldnt care at all. The only reason why I want the Saints to suffer is because they f-cked our chance at going to the Superbowl.

  462. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, I believe that bloggers on Vikings.com have gotten used to your inflammatory comments, and just disregard you now.

  463. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I know that I do.

  464. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Whatever you call yourself ( PA Vike ).

  465. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Oh please, you know what I said is true. Thats hardly an inflammatory comment.

  466. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    We all have bias, for instance….when Brian Robison kicked that Packer player in the nuts, nobody said it was a dirty play. People just laughed and brushed it off. Why? Because Robison plays for our team and kicked a rival Packer player. But I guarantee you that if the role was revered every single one of you would be calling that Packer player a dirty piece of sh-t.

  467. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I dont try to provoke emotions, I just speak the truth.
    Goodnight.

    Kalil+Jeffery 2012!!

  468. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Most Viking fans were (are) INCENSED with what the Saints got away with. You state, “In all honesty I don’t think a bounty is that big of a deal”. Along with your comments about AP and Allen, I think it’s fair to say, and I’m not the first to say it on this blog, that you are just craving a response. Well, you usually get one, but only because you’re a d1ck.

  469. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Lots of people said it was a dirty play (including me). What is wrong with you Spencer?

  470. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    No, don’t answer that. I’m 55 years old, I don’t have that much time left.

  471. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    When did I say the hit wasnt dirty?

  472. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    lol remember when Moss mooned the crowed at lambeau? haha and everyone thought that was the worst thing ever! Then the love boat thing? the williams wall with star caps. We had our time already in some bad limelight im glad new orleans is going to take on that role :) hopefully for a while and they deserve it!

  473. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    just for the fun of seeing it again :)

  474. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply
    “In all honesty I dont think a bounty is that big of a deal.” ……Explain that to Viking fans…….No,forget it, you will spin it into nothingness.

  475. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Well Spencer, you just keep on “publishing” your “controversial” comments re Viking stars and at the same time defending their opponents dirty tactics. I’m not the only one on this blog who sees through you. You back up faster than a sheep on a ram.

  476. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, I only care about the bounty because it happened to us. Same reason why all Vikings fans care about it. But I guarantee you if we were the ones doing the bounties Viking fans would be saying things like “its been going on for years, who cares, its not that big of a deal.”

  477. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer…

    The bounty WAS a big deal because of the attitude it instilled in the defensive players of that squad. It wasn’t the money… it was the “play past the echo of the whistle in your attempt to injure the opponent, possibly ending their career”. It was “hit the opposite QB after he is out of the play in an attempt to injure him. The 15 yd penalty is nothing if we break his leg and he can’t play”.

    The assertion that it doesn’t make a player play harder is true. What it does is make him play DIRTIER than he otherwise might.

    I FIRMLY believe that every one of the referees from that championship game should suffer the same suspension that Peyton received. They are just as culpable in that debacle as he was.

    I can’t see how anyone can watch that game and not come to the conclusion that the Saints were doing everything they could to end Favre. Spencer, if you have no problem with that, then I don’t have much hope for you….

  478. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, all I can say is ……..You have got some growing up to do. If you only care about the bounty because of what happened to the Vikings, then you should start to smell the coffee.

  479. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    You are right, Spencer. Some fans WOULD say that it was no big deal. It is also evident that some fans are idiots. Wrong is wrong, regardless of which team you root for. Other fans aren’t as incensed about it as we are… their teams weren’t involved. Show them the clips of Favre getting decleated time after time, and the get their opinion.

  480. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    You’re wrong Spencer. I’d be more ashamed to learn of that than I was for the Loveboat and all the other dirty things our team did. If the only way your team can win the big game is by cheating, and you’ve been waiting 40+ years for it to happen, that becomes a colossal disgrace.

  481. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    BTW…

    I LOVE all the lip service that Peyton made about “taking full responsibility for the actions of my coaching staff.”

    .. and then he appeals the suspension. Way to take the punishment. Choke on your ring, you P O S.

    This is how the Raiders fans feel about the “Tuck Rule” rings the Patriots sport…

  482. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    @ Woodboat +@ Parody>>>>>>>>>Thanks for the support, I was starting to lose faith in this blog.

  483. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    No lie, Parody. Wouldn’t that suck to finally see the Vikes win the Superbowl, only to find out they cheated to get it done? Cheapens the entire achievement to worthlessness.

  484. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    What difference does a bounty make? Defensive players try to hurt offensive players regardless if money is involved or not.

  485. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    @ Woodboat…..see my blogs above for appropriate punishment.

  486. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    You got it, Nova. Keep it up…

  487. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer…

    I don’t want to have to type it up again. Scroll up a few and you’ll see. Its the mindset it instills. “Cheat, be dirty, end their career… I don’t care. Just injure them to get them out of the game.” That’s not what the NFL is about. Anyone that thinks it is should be ashamed.

  488. By KoN on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Woodboat, I don’t think Payton actually thinks his suspension will get shortened. From what i have heard he is just using the appeal to be able to stay with the team during the process to help with draft planning.

  489. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    YOU KNOW WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS,SPENCER?????????GETTING BONUSES FOR DOING IT IS AGAINST NFL RULES!!!!! DDDDDDUUUUUUHHHHHH?????

  490. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    “With No remorse, I tried to put him in the hospital everytime i tackled him”

    Every defensive player has that mentality, but then all of a sudden its a travesty once money is involved? Please.

  491. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, I know, KoN. He knows that there is no way he’s going to coach during the regular season. If he truly accepted the punishment, however, he would be away from the team for the draft. By appealing, the suspension gets put on hold until after Goodell reviews it and denies it… which will be after the draft. So he HAS shortened his suspension on the front end by appealing it.

  492. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve got a better chance of getting cervical cancer than trying to communicate with this moron.

  493. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    no not every DE, Jared Allen is a monster but he doesnt take pride in injuring players. You can tell by the way he makes his tackles. He has no intent to injure.

  494. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

  495. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, did you even watch the game? Truthfully? Of COURSE every time a tackle is made the defender is trying to HURT the other player, to make them think twice before entering their part of the field, to make them want to stay on the sidelines.

    If you had WATCHED the game, you’d have seen all the late hits on Favre… over and over and over.

    I have no problem with vicious hits… even when they are against our VIkes. IN THE CONTEXT OF THE GAME… NOT late… NOT against a QB that hasn’t had the ball in his hands for 2 seconds or more… NOT one guy grabbing his ankles while the other cleans him out. Its dirty, and anyone that says different is either lieing or ignorant.

  496. By KoN on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spence, look at when Deacon Jones played. It was in the 60’s. I wasn’t around in the 60’s but at that time I’m pretty sure safety wasn’t as big of a concern. At that time, players DID go out and try to hurt each other. However, now, the NFL knows that it is actually a good idea to keep the players on the field and not sidelined with injuries. Your argument is void.

  497. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    that is BS tho, we all know Jared didnt purposly try to injure matt. I am not even certian he knew he got rid of the ball!

  498. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    KoN…..Spencer has more voided arguments than IBM has geeks.

  499. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    But at the end of the day, what I said applied to ME.

    We were “bountied” in the NFC Championship game so I want the Saints to suffer for all the damage they caused.

    But if we were the ones participating in the bounties, I could care-less to the truth.

    That is my opinion, and one opinion I certainly will not change.

  500. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Even in slow motion that play looks questionable. Jared was blocked to the ground, and he tried to get back up to finish the play which was enough to give him that last extra lunge into the QB. He then tried to stop himself – that’s why his front shoulder went to the ground and he hit Schaub’s leg with his back. If he was trying to injur him, he would have kept his frame square.

  501. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Okay SPence. That clinches it for me. You’re just the type of person who’d show up with a shotgun at a bare-knuckle fight.

  502. By KoN on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Did you screen that video before you put it up Spencer? Allen was way off balance; watch the slo-mo part and look at how low his center of gravity is. He fell and then in a desperate attempt to get to Schaub before he threw the pass he began to fall again and couldn’t control his forward momentum.

  503. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply
    Nova, I only care about the bounty because it happened to “us”. Same reason why all Vikings fans care about it……….

    Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply
    But at the end of the day, what I said applied to “ME”………..Would you care to “enlighten us “?.

  504. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    You seem to have contradicted your self in 5 minutes.

  505. By KoN on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    You beat me to the explanation Parody. Oh, and Spencer if that only applies to you, then why did you apply it to all Vikings fans earlier?

  506. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I was saying my original statement applied only to me.

  507. By TITUS on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, I had just written a long post half defending your other posts (half, because I agree with some of the spirit of what you are thinking). But I copied it to see what was being said and I read your latest posting and decided against pasting that long post. This last post of yours, what can I say? Only that your Cook diatribes now look exceptionally well written.

  508. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I care about the Patriots cheating by spying on huddles to take advantage of defenses, and I don’t know that we even played them that year.

    Did that bother you at all Spencer?

  509. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    YOU ARE SO FULL OF SH!T.

  510. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    In all honesty I dont think a bounty is that big of a deal.
    ————————————————————————————–

    Keyword…..”I”

  511. By KoN on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    D@mn, everyone is beating me to my comments!

  512. By TITUS on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I was gone most of the evening– I am gone again. Actually, I think I will come back around draft time– not much really to discuss till then anyway.

  513. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    LOL KoN – Were you just about to say he’s so full of shît too?

  514. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I care about the Patriots cheating by spying on huddles to take advantage of defenses, and I don’t know that we even played them that year.

    Did that bother you at all Spencer?
    —————————————————————————————

    Yes, it bothered me. But if we were the ones spying, would I be bothered? No, not by the least.

  515. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    That’s beyond dispicable Spencer. I’m beginning to believe once more that you’re a Packer fan.

  516. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hey…. there is complete dumb@ss in every crowd. If you don’t know who it is, it’s probably you. Think about it…. :)

  517. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    That’s just so amoral it makes other arguments you have made sound almost righteous.

  518. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Do you cheat at solitaire, Spencer? You steal candy from little kids, don’t you…. :p

  519. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Darn woodboat I didnt know who it is !!! ugg must be me! lol and here I thought it was anyone who says “dont take Kalil”

  520. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply
    But at the end of the day, what I said applied to ME.
    We were “bountied” in the NFC Championship game so I want the Saints to suffer for all the damage they caused.
    But if we were the ones participating in the bounties, I could care-less to the truth. “i COULD CARE-LESS (SIC), TO THE TRUTH……you might be a Viking fan, you obviously aren’t an NFL fan.

  521. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    So if we won 3 Superbowls, then a couple years later found out that we were spying on teams….you would be filled with complete rage?

    Im sure there are PLENTY of Patriot fans who are not bothered by it at all. The only reason why theyre mad is because their team got caught.

  522. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Lol, Lance! BTW, I agree with your opinion of the non-Kalil fans. I’m going to be p!ssed if Spielman trades out of that spot, or worse yet, takes a different player at #3.

  523. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Naw Woodboat, cheating at solitaire is only cheating yourself. I think he’s more the type of person who would volunteer at the soup kitchen just so he can continue to refill his own bowl without waiting in line.

  524. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    No spencer I would not be full of rage! but I would be shamed and embarrassed thats for sure :(

  525. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Those PLENTY of Patriot fans would be D Bags, much like I’m finding myself believing you are. If you have to cheat to win, the victory is hollow… period. If you have to cheat to win, you’ll never be anything but a complete loser. Wallow in it.

  526. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Well guys, in about half an hour im going to be a Millionaire. You guys better start kissing up to me quick, or else you wont get anything.

  527. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    You are probably right, Parody.

  528. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Has anyone but me noticed how quickly Spencer jumps into another subject when he is being hammered?

  529. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Nova – We should all be getting hammered right now.

    It would make it a lot easier to ignore him.

  530. By TITUS on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, if we won 10 consecutive Superbowls and we cheated to win them, I would feel an emptiness. There would be a permanent scar on those wins. Nope, cannot agree with you Spencer. Then again, I know you are just saying all this to stir the pot and rile the blogging community. You can’t really think this way?

  531. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Sign of a weak mind, Nova.

  532. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spence, Canada today stopped making the penny. I’ll give you all of my jars if you’ll go away.

  533. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Actually, Spencer is probably right guys. I mean, look at how the MLB community has embraced Barry Bonds after his record setting homerun season? EVERYONE thinks he’s simply the BEST and deserves to be viewed above all other long ball hitters in history, right?

  534. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I was talking about sharening broken hockey sticks to stick in those cheese hats to make them look like something being served at a wine party…. plus maybe stabbing a few of the packer fans too and the people involved in the bounties and possiblty demaurice smith as well for being an idiot…..

    What happend to that convo i liked that one much better! Mike you should make that a blog!

  535. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    OK>>>>>I WILL NOT BE OUTDONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!>>>>>I WILL BE A BILLIONAIRE IN 30 SECONDS>>>>>OR THEREABOUTS……..

  536. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Woodboat- Using STEROIDS is completely different than giving a guy 5k to make a hit.

  537. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, every time that you make a statement like that, you just make yourself look more ridiculous. Give up while you are behind. You are just PROVING your ignorance.

  538. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    You know a little bit about football, you should go study-up on life.

  539. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    You’re right Spencer. One is jeopardizing your own health in order to win, while the other is jeopardizing someone else’s.

  540. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    You are an idiot. There…. I can’t be more plain that that. Bonds cheated by using steroids and cheapened probably the most hallowed record in baseball. The bounty system created a mindset of injure the opponent at all costs, regardless of the rules… the product of which was a series of victories that got the Saints to the Superbowl. If you can’t see the similarities, I can’t help you. I can’t fix dumb.

  541. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, my “football” opinions and “life” opinions are completely different.

  542. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Woodboat…..can’t fix that. No way.

  543. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    “The bounty system created a mindset of injure the opponent at all costs, regardless of the rules… ”

    Defensive players have always been trying to injure the opponents at all costs, regardless if money is involved or not.

  544. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Do us all a favor…. keep both to yourself.

  545. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    INSIDE THE RULES, MORON. You DO know that there are rules, right?

  546. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Teams break the rules all the time, Woodboat, who cares?

    How do you think teams sign Free-agents the hour free-agency starts?

  547. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, just about every blogger on here tonight has either said, or implied, that you are a moron. Do you think we give a fiddler’s fu(k what your “life” opinons are? I heard that you were dating Chris Cook.

  548. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Who cares? Every blogger on here but you cares. Commisioner Goodell cares. The NFLPA cares. If noone cared, Peyton wouldn’t be making apologies and sitting on his arse for the better part of a year.

  549. By TITUS on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply
    Nova, my “football” opinions and “life” opinions are completely different.

    Ah, finally. Maybe there is hope. Spencer admit that you have a problem and we can help you.

  550. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I have no problems, Titus. I have always believed in a simple philosophy shared by many Owners/GM’s across the NFL: Win at all costs.

  551. By KoN on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I normally try to stay away from insults and rely solely upon arguments, but Spencer you are an idiot. Defensive players DO NOT play with the intention to injure others. They play with the intent to do the job that they are assigned on whatever the play is firs, and to land a big hit second. There is a huge difference between trying to land a big hit and trying to injure another player.

  552. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Then maybe you should go and be a GM. ( With a simple philosophy ).

  553. By TITUS on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Okay Spencer, let’s give spears and swords to the players.

  554. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Kon, Bullsh-t. Defensive players have, and will always play with the intention to injure players. You just wont hear them admit it.

  555. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Other than “its breaking the rules” tell me why bounties are such an immense travesty.

  556. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Put it to you this way. If I belonged to an organization that, say, happened to ride Harleys and had patches on our backs. And in our business dealings, were instructed to attack and injure our competition. Well, neighbor, there are federal laws that would put me and my boys in the federal prison for a good number of years. Something called the RICO ACT might be used….

    Now, lets say that another organization offered to pay its members a bonus if the maliciously injured the opposition. My boys are wearing leather vests and get prosecuted, the others are wearing Saints jerseys and get a Superbowl ring.

  557. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, I think that football is your life. You are on here constantly, and I remember you saying that you are 22 years old. Months ago I advised you to get off the keyboard, football is NOT life.

  558. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, I’ve explained it more than once. You are just to thick to understand. Go, eat your pudding and make little burbling noises at your navel.

  559. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    And being “controversial” on a football blog really isn’t much of anything.

  560. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Football my life? No, but it is a good part. And im not being controversial, I just gave my opinion then you overreacted, as usual.

  561. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, did you ever wonder that when everyone else “over-reacts”, then maybe…..JUST MAYBE…..you are a goof?

  562. By KoN on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, trust me, very few players want to hurt other players. It just doesn’t happen. There is no reason for them to want to hurt each other. Most football players share a mutual respect and the last thing that they would want to do is hurt anothers career.

  563. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Because we all know.

  564. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    No, I think you mean “reacted”. I don’t think you are trying to be controversial… I believe that you are being sincere. You have warped morals, which I must blame on your parents. You also don’t seem to have a firm grasp on understanding the written word, which I’m afraid doesn’t shine well on the schools that I assume you attended. Sadly, if football is a good part of your life, and your understanding is this poor, I fear for your success at life.

  565. By KoN on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Think of it like this: You and I work in the same position at the same place of employment. My goal is to get a promotion, not to keep you from getting one. If we both get promotions then I am happy for you, if you don’t get one and I do, then I feel bad for you.

  566. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    People were just hopping on the bandwagon.

    But anyways, that was a very enlightening discussion gentlemen. Titus, Nova, Parody, Woodboat, and Kon, it was enjoyable. You guys are all honorable men.

    Goodnight.

  567. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply
    “Football my life? No, but it is a good part. And im not being controversial, I just gave my opinion then you overreacted, as usual”…………….Spencer, take a dictionary to bed tonight, any opinion can be controversial.

  568. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Kon, one small point of clarification. I believe that all defensive players in the league want to HURT the opposing players. They want them to feel pain.’

    What they don’t want to do is INJURE the other players.

    Unless you are a Saint, in which case, that is your primary objective. If they can injure you without you feeling the pain, that’s fine. As long as you get carted off the field.

  569. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer’s “defense” was that “what’s the difference”. I sincerely hope that he applies for a job at the NFLPA.

  570. By Woodboat on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Nah… he’s destined to be a star on Wall Street. Insider trading? “what’s the difference?”

  571. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    @ Woodboat,remember…. he became a millionaire an hour ago…..sh1t, my phone hasn’t rung……was it something I said????? Well,if he really became a millionaire and he can’t find anything better to do than provoke us, then he’s either the richest d1ck on this blog or a complete bullsh1tter.

  572. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’m guessing the latter.

  573. By Lance on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    You know the more i watch that harrison smith and beer after beer… I do want this guy in purple this season…. this guy is freaking good! :)

  574. By TITUS on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    KoN, not the best analogy– often two employees aim for the same position.

  575. By Mike B. on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Is Spence spouting about how the bounty penalty is bad. I am seriously thinking he is intellectually challenged or a throw back.

  576. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B……He’s only saying it’s bad because it affected the Vikes. He is BOTH intellectually challenged AND a throw-back……….and, while I’m still here , an attention-seeking as$hole.

  577. By TITUS on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, can you see the ocean from your home?

  578. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Not tonight, Titus, it’s a little foggy. I can see the shoreline, however.

  579. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    And i’m at the cottage, right on the water.

  580. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    St. Margaret’s Bay………beautiful.

  581. By TITUS on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    WOW. You are one blessed man.

  582. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks, my friend…..I wanted to ask you (and anyone else listening), Canada has eliminated the penny !!!. A lot of other countries have done it, it costs 1.6 cents to make one. What do you guys think? Could you do without the penny? I think losing the penny is great!

  583. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Everything will be “rounded up” or “rounded down”. If something costs $3.46=$3.45. If it costs $3.48, it becomes $3.50.

  584. By TITUS on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Is the actual price rounded and listed that way, or will prices continue to be listed in increments of cents and you are charged accordingly at the register?

  585. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt. that means that everything that I put on your credit card that was previously $39.99 is now $349.95. I know that you want another 5 dozen. Done…..You’re welcome.

  586. By KoN on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I know Titus, but in that analogy there are multiple spots open for the promotion. Although I will agree that it isn’t the greatest, you could poke a lot more holes in it than that.

  587. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Apparently the diff will be made up at the register, the total amount owning being rounded off.

  588. By KoN on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, because the penny was eliminated the price goes up $310! That is ridiculous.

  589. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    You guys will be doing the same in the next couple of years.

  590. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    KoN….That’s Rock’s price….I can get you one for $200, but don’t let him know….I just need your CC#.

  591. By TITUS on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Probably– we have been debating it for years (the penny termination).

  592. By TITUS on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    I just think the prices should then be listed in 5 cent increments.

  593. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    KoN….if you would rather, I’ll just put it on Rock’s #. I do it all the time. I’ll even throw in a free ‘eggies”.

  594. By KoN on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Alright, I’ll tell you, but don’t let anyone else know. I wouldn’t want anyone to steal my identity.

    My CC# is 3.

  595. By TITUS on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    KoN– I did not mean to pick on your analogy– all analogies have imperfections but for Spencer, we need to use analogies with very little margin in the points of comparison.

  596. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    @ Rocksalt…..You just qualified for a free ab-master !!!!!

  597. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    KoN…..(3) ?? Can you spell that, please???

  598. By KoN on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t worry about it Titus, I knew it wasn’t all that great when I wrote it.

  599. By KoN on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    three

  600. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    If you spell it in the next 20 minutes, we’ll DOUBLE YOUR OFFER !!!!!!! ( cause you know that we can’t do this all day ) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  601. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    OK>>>Your offer has been DOUBLED!!!!!! (just pay separate s+h)==$4517.56….Rocksalt can handle it !!

  602. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    The penny issue is even worse here Nova. I heard today that it costs 2.3 cents to mint a single US Penny. It’s ignorant to keep on making them. Pennies don’t have any meaning in my life anyways. The only time I ever use physical currency is when I can’t charge it to my card, which is extremely rare. Just lottery tickets and poker games are left over, and pennies are useless in both.

    But why do they round to the nearest nickel? I always thought that businesses round up to the next unit of currency. That way they ensure that they’re never losing money. Plus, it accounts for the scheme in Superman 3 and Office Space. If they just rounded off to the nearest unit, then there wouldn’t be any left-over to steal.

  603. By Parody on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Oh yea…and the local strip bar doesn’t like it when I try to tip with my card either.

    Then again, I don’t think they’d appreciate it if I tried to slip change in their g-strings…

  604. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, I guess that they figure that “rounding off” makes everything come out basically equal. The thing that I like about it is nobody will be charging $7.99 a lb. anymore, just for the psychological effect of ” under 8 bucks”. That “.99″ loses it’s appeal.

  605. By TITUS on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Well, it’s not just the penny– the nickel too costs more to produce than it’s face value. About a month ago, there was discussion of changing the metals to try to lower the cost, but it is highly unlikely the production price can be reduced below its face value– then again, the coins’ lifetime needs to be considered in the cost–it is not like it is used once or twice. I like currency for a number of reasons; however, it is inevitable – one day cash will disappear– one day soon.

  606. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    @ Parody….. I’ve probably got a few thousand dollars in pennies. I’m going to have to find one hard-up ho0ker…..LOLOLOOLLOLLLLOLLOOLOOL

  607. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    ” A penny for your thoughts” ?

  608. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Plus our new $100 and $50 bills are partially plastic. Makes them last longer, harder to counterfeit, won’t tear apart in the washer. The down-side is that you can’t light your cigars with them.

  609. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    (Ho0ker)…”Hi handsome, would you like to party”??…..(John)….(breathless)…”OK, but all I’ve got is change, do you have an 18-wheeler”??

  610. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    OK…..Back to speculating on the upcoming draft.

  611. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings, CB Samuel Are An Unlikely Union
    Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 29, 2012 – 5:41 am

    Earlier in the week we discussed the possibility of the Vikings being suitors for CB Asante Samuel,
    It was worth the discussion apparently because over 113 comments on the topic were posted by readers………And this one is worth 611 comments ???? Wobschall, what is it that you are doing?????

  612. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Finally, Spencer. You try to come across as this bad-ass, Al Davis type. You really can;t make that work, try something else. Considering your age and maturity, why not head garden-keeper of some cabbage-patch dolls?

  613. By san jo vike! on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    “JUSTIN #81 BLACKMON”

  614. By purplegoldman on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Hey guys, Checkout this diamond in the rough for one of our 4rth round picks. North Carolina Wr Dwight Jones. 6 ft 3 1/4″ 230 lbs with well above average speed and quickness for a wide reciever of his size. Can challenge verticaly with exceptional striaght line speed. Check out his bio here.http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft/player/_/id/28091/dwight-jones . This guy could easily be a top 12 Wr in 2 to 3 years.

  615. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Brandon Burton will be the next Brent Grimes. I dont exactly know why, but they just seem very similar to me. Im expecting Burton to have a breakout year, by week 3 he will be the #2 CB. This man is going to be a stud.

  616. By iaVIKE on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    What are we gunna do with Webb?? i just can’t justify keeping him on the sideline for 90% of the game. Way too much talent

  617. By charliewest40 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    @purplegoldman check out this WR 6’3+ and grades out a little better, Lance Lewis

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/college_player_scouting_report.html&player=46608

  618. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    iaVike….What Spielman has in mind for Webb is a mystery to this fan also ??…If you just keep him around one more season to back up Ponder…The Vikings get no real value from that scenario…Sage has solid talent and could be the back up…

    If Ponder does get injured…And Webb comes in and has a good season filling in the rest of the season…Webb’s agent would be asking big money for him the next season…With Webb being in his final year of his contract…And the Vikings then might have Ponder coming back from an injury…And would not want to pay a large contract for a back up QB…Webb would hold out if he played well…His agent would not have him play next year for peanuts…

    If the Vikings want Webb to be their back up QB…They better “talk turkey” about the role they want him to play on this team in the future…And see if he would sign an extension under those terms…If not…The trade value for Webb right now would be much higher…With still 2 yrs left on his contract…Vikings might even get a second rounder for him right now…He did fill in well last season already…

    Just don’t understand the Sage signing by Spielman…If he planned on retaining Webb…Why sign Sage ???…Sure a 3rd QB is a good idea…But if you have 2 guys already…The 3rd QB on a team should be a rookie being groomed for the future…Not an older veteran like Sage that should be looked at as a solid number 2 QB on any team really…

  619. By iaVIKE on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    OTK- that’s where im at with it too, i love having Webb on the team but it really is wasted talent having him just stand there and listen to the plays that are goin into Ponder. And when we do rarely put him in the game, it’s a situation where defenses know darn well the ball is going to him and the play is a bust. I just couldn’t believe it when Frazier said earlier this week that they aren’t gunna play him at WR anymore….gotta do something with him.

  620. By charliewest40 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I can see the vikes trading up into the end of the 2nd round to get Trumaine Johnson. 6’2″ Cornerback who may be able to transition to safety. Very good in press coverage and a very good tackler.

    We are in desperate need at safety and with his versatility he may be a better pick than Markelle Martin who is the top rated free safety.

    Worst case scenario is more depth at cornerback which we desperately need as well

  621. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Webb has always played well. Whether he got thrown in to the fire because of injured favre or ponder…. or just starting him. The kid played well. It wasnt him who lost games. No recievers no O line. No defence to keep other teams from out scoring. What it comes down to is I still think webb is the better QB then ponder. I like Ponder…. but webb has a rare ability about him. He is slippery and runs better. Goot hands and he does have the arm strength which ponder does not. His accuracy to be on the money every throw is what haunts webb. But hey look at vick? he didnt have accuracy to ave his life! but look at him now! accuracy can get better arm strength is much more difficult to get.

  622. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Charlie I think your mind set is right place thinking secondary. However we have CB’s…. We dont have enough safties on the roster! and at SS its real bad. I think if we move up its Barron or Smith at SS. Both will start this season and be game changers

  623. By iaVIKE on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Ive heard a couple people say that Ponder doesn’t have good arm strength, and i have to say that i respectfully disagree. I don’t think he’s even had a chance to show us his arm strength. Last year he was runnin for his life or on his back every play. Give him a chance to sit in the pocket for more than a second and then we can see if he has good arm strength.

  624. By DRS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    This is a xcerpt of article by: MIKE KASZUBA , Star Tribune Updated: March 29, 2012 – 11:04 PM

    Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, another legislator facing an endorsing convention this weekend, said voters in his district were “loud and very vocal that they don’t want public subsidy [for a stadium] and they don’t like this deal.” He said that “I don’t see any way that I could” support the project.

    http://bleacherreport.com/tb/bfHFk?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=minnesota-vikings

  625. By DRS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    When will the people of Minnesota learn, get this deal done or say good bye to the Vikings.

  626. By charliewest40 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Lance I think Barron will go 1st round and Harrison Smith soon after so I think the price will be higher. But I think we will go WR at #35 even though I have said here often that I like Smith in that spot.

    The bigger point though is we need to get MUCH better against the pass and Trumaine Johnson would bring far superior coverage skills than either of those two safeties. And will be available later in the 2nd round (cheaper) too !

  627. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    iaVikes…Lets see if this simple version will post…

    I agree….Ponder has plenty of arm strength to throw the ball deep…

    Ponder just needs another deep threat receiver (and not just a fast guy that can’t catch the ball)….

    And a better O-line to protect him…

    Spielmam…PLEASE draft Kalil !!!

  628. By iaVIKE on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    OTK- ive seen a lot of people think we should draft Dale Moss in the 7th……He has all of the physical tools, and i think he has a “i have somethin to prove” mentality coming from a small school. I would love to see us get him, but do you think he’ll be around that late?

  629. By KoN on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    iaVIKE, on the draft boards that I have seen he isn’t even taken, his stock is risng but I am certain he’l still be there in the 6th or 7th.

  630. By iaVIKE on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I think he’d be a steal that late dude

  631. By Saddy on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s a good scenario:

    Eagles lost Jason Peters and their main priority is to replace him and they want a top OT and have their eye on Matt Kalil.

    What if Eagles Trade Asante Samuel and give their 1st and 3rd this year to Vikings.

    We will get a playmaker at CB, we can draft Floyd beast of a WR in 1st round (better than blackmon and marshall type) and focus on OT, LB with all the other picks

    Win, Win for everyone and we have good connections with Eagles..

  632. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    iaVike…I have not seen a thing on Dale Moss yet…First I heard of him is when he has been mentioned on here…But sounds like I better check him out…

    I don’t think being from a small school hurts any players chances in the NFL though…Maybe even puts that extra chip on their shoulder to fight for a spot on some teams 53 man roster…And being that the Vikings are in need so much young talent..It even gives a late round pick like Moss a better chance coming to a team like the Vikings…With Spielmans youth movement that he has going on here…

  633. By KoN on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Saddy, we don’t want Samuel. Look at the trade history for the Eagles. They are notorious for making trades that net them a lot and almost never work out for the other team. If they’re looking to trade him it means that you don’t want him.

  634. By KoN on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    OTK, being from a small school defientely hurts their chances of getting into the NFL. They aren’t scouted as well which means that they are a bigger question mark which, in turn, means that teams are less likely to take a chance on them.

  635. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Eagles pick 15th in the draft…They would have to give up a lot more than just a third round draft pick to move up to take Kalil from the Vikings…

    Vikings would not even think about getting Samuel…He is owed 9.5 millions dollars this season..And he is over 30 yrs old…And Samuel doesn’t like tackling…

    If the Eagles wanted to trade with the Vikings…They would have to swap the 3rd and 15th picks in the first round…Eagles would also need to give the Vikings at “least” both of their second round picks…And most likely their third round pick…

    That “might” sway Spielman into making a trade with the Eagles…Eagles would be foolish to trade for Kalil…But how about Charlie Johnson ??..

  636. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    KoN…I do agree it doesn’t help a player any to be from a small school looking for work in the NFL…Its just the point if a player has talent…Some scouts will find you and give you a shot…And if that player has a team call them after the draft….Teams hurting bad for talent all over their team like the Vikings…Can make an undrafted player coming in a chance to make the team just a little bit better…

    Just an example…If the Packers and the Vikings call you up after the draft…Where would he have the best chance to land on a teams roster…

    But being from a small school does hurt a players chances…I totally agree with that…

  637. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    OTK dream on about trading Charlie Johnson. iThe Vikes should be looking at picking up a LT in free agency for competition and the possiblilty of missing one in the draft

    ‏ @DraftCountdown

    Details: Smart move by the #Eagles to be looking at Demetrius Bell as a possible left tackle solution. Marcus McNeill is still out there too.

  638. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Stephen Hill to the Vikings at #35?

    http://www.draftcountdown.com/sub/Mock-Draft-A.php

  639. By Nicholas on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1126348-nfl-draft-2012-minnesota-vikings-fans-need-to-cool-it-spielman-is-right

    Just cool it.

  640. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Morris Claiborne

  641. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    After the draft..Teams get on the phones and call and sign contracts with about another 8-10 rookies…All players left over from the draft…

    I have a prediction for this fall…After the Vikings coached the senior bowl week and senior game they had that extra look at all the seniors coming out and into the draft…When the Vikings choose player pool from all the seniors left after the draft is over…I think out of those 8-10 players they sign…At least “one” of those players will make the 53 man roster…And get a starting position on the team…This year I believe the Vikings will find a “diamond in the rough” out there…

  642. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    In Spielman I trust!

  643. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond…D Bell is listed as a 3 star player at LT…With an agent wanting 4 star money for him….

    Maybe the Eagles pay the big bucks for Bell…Seeing as they lost Peters…Maybe a cheap and healthy C Johnson might work better as insurance for now…Johnson can play guard also…Maybe the Eagles have a young guard that can play LT…

  644. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    middle rounds mock by walterfootball:

    #66 Marvin McNutt WR
    #98 Antonio Allen S
    #128 Cyrus Gray RB
    #134 Jarius Wright WR
    #138 Audie Cole ILB

    Looks good to me!!
    Wright the best looking “beast” of the 3 Ark (think micheal floyd)
    Cole 6’5 tall as the come for covering TE’s

  645. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    OTK very good point! we should be able to land a sleeper UDFA by having better knowledge/analysis of these players than other teams

  646. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

  647. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond…I really like the upside of WR McNutt…Nice receiver coming out…Starting to go up in the draft rankings of late though…

    McNutt would be an awesome little pick around the 4th round if still available then…Like your Audie Cole pick around the 5th round area also…

    I like Brandon Taylor for S in later rounds also…I was thinking of my 2 LSU boys in CB Claiborne and S Taylor…I mixed up Taylor and Barron from Bama in my head on which schools they came from…(sorry all)..

    Bama red and LSU yellow are 2 different school colors for sure…But I like the safety play of both Barron and Taylor about the same…And Taylor is ranked much lower in the draft than Barron…

  648. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Later all…

    Wobbs needs to put up a new blog…This one is getting full and takes to long to load for this guy…..

  649. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

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

    I don’t know why any of the sports editors would have any confidence in what Spielman is doing. The only thing I see that Spielman has going for him is that he has the position to make decisions. He doesn’t have the track record to prove that he’s a good GM. The one time he was a GM he had failed miserably. He has been fortunate to have strong head coaches in MN to help with personel decisions. Now he’s on his own. I think it is premature to back a GM with his record. This FA we had a chance to get a quality player, but due to his unwilliness to spend and that other teams were more than willing to spend. We have not filled any true needs with tier one players. What we have done is fill positions with tier two and tier three players. Some of those who were injured last year. Been following this team for years and I don’t have any excitement we are doing any better than last year. From what I am reading I am not alone. Spielman needs to get off his butt and get to work.

  651. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    OTK nice write up about Taylor. I would say his skill level is not far from Barron. Tried, true and WELL tested in the SEC. Noticed a few nfl teams bringing him in for a pre-visit. Hope the Vikes do the same!

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

    I think that fans need to be fired up about inaction of the GM to assure we have a competitive team on the field next year. We should be fired up by the inaction of the MN legislature for not approving a new Stadium to assure that the Vikings stay in MN. Maybe these sports writers need to get alot more fired up to assure that we have a good team on the field and a new stadium deal in place. Time for the sports writers to get off their butts and get to work.

  653. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    My first Mock Draft, Not entirly to my liking but Thinking our needs and who I feel the vikings will go for at our picks and who will be there available for us.

    1st Rd – Matt Kalil
    2nd Rd – Trumaine Johnson CB/Montana
    3rd Rd – Antonio Allen SS/South Carolina
    4th Rd – Juron Criner WR/Arizona
    4th Rd – Dajohn Harris DT/Southern Cal.
    4th Rd – Jerry Franklin ILB/Arkansas
    5th Rd – Lucas Nix OG/Pittsburg
    6th Rd – Blair Walsh K/Georgia
    7th Rd – Tysyn Hartman FS/Kansas State
    7th Rd – Chris Owusu WR/Stanford

  654. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like we arent going to re-sign EJ Henderson…

    “The Minnesota Vikings are not expected to re-sign free-agent LB E.J. Henderson this offseason unless he is willing to accept a pay cut and a lesser role on defense.”

    http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=778399-vikings-not-expected-to-re-sign-e.j.-henderson

  655. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Lance, Owusu was one of the stand-outs at the combine. great hands and liked his physical physique. Not sure he is rated in the 7th?

  656. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    blog is about shot! too many posts and too many videos

    Mike Wobs I have a new statement/apology to make about Jeffery when u make a new one…..

  657. By DRS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Backups — Vikings, county — pondered for stadium funding

    Article by: MIKE KASZUBA , Star Tribune Updated: March 31, 2012 – 1:14 AM

    A key legislator said the Vikings and Hennepin County may be tapped to back up charitable gambling money aimed at a stadium.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/145255005.html

  658. By DRS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Stadium opponents plan Council hearings

    Posted by: Eric Roper Updated: March 30, 2012 – 5:31 PM

    City residents will likely have a chance to sound off on the mayor’s Vikings stadium plan in the coming weeks, following a push for hearings at Friday’s City Council meeting.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/145191945.html

  659. By DRS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/145186285.html

    Will Vikings go Matt Kalil in Round 1, Alshon Jeffery in Round 2?

    Posted by: Dan Wiederer under Vikings Updated: March 30, 2012 – 12:44 PM

    ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay currently has a two-round mock draft that pegs the Vikings to take Southern Cal offensive tackle Matt Kalil in the first round and South Carolina receiver Alshon Jeffery at the top of Round 2.

  660. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond I to think he was a bit of a standout but he has a few things that will make him fall. Right now on a few draft lists he seems to be either a 7 or undrafted. I think he has the talent to be a 6. Just depends how the draft goes. Lots of depth in the draft at WR and its hard to say. At that point in the draft its anyones guess. All about teams needs at rd 7 for depth and who stood out to impress each team, I feel we have a shot at seeing him there at orr last pick.

    Also @ DRS I know some people see our team is weak at WR but I doubt we will wate our pick that high on one. I still stand pretty confident secondary is looking like our 2nd rd pick. Whether its H smith at SS or a CB. I woul dhave said wr at 3rd but not much there to be left for that high of a pick I dont think. So i feel we maybe waiting for a WR till the 4th

  661. By DRS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Market moves: How the Vikings have handled free agency to date
    Posted by: Dan Wiederer under Vikings, Bears, Leslie Frazier, Adrian Peterson, Anthony Herrera, Antoine Winfield, Cedric Griffin, E.J. Henderson, Leslie Frazier, Ryan Longwell, Sage Rosenfels, Steve Hutchinson, Tyrell Johnson, Visanthe Shiancoe Updated: March 29, 2012 – 2:39 PM

    It’s been 16 days now since free agency opened across the NFL. Here’s your comprehensive report on how the Vikings have operated in the market over the past two-and-a-half weeks.

    NEW ADDITIONS

    John Carlson
    Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave is tweaking his playbook for the new two Notre Dame tight end sets. The pairing of Carlson with Kyle Rudolph should add a new dimension to the offense. Musgrave and General Manager Rick Spielman expect Carlson to be fully recovered after missing all of 2011 due to a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

    Zack Bowman
    The flashes of brilliance Bowman showed in 2009 when he had six interceptions with the Bears were enough to convince the Vikings to roll the dice. Working with head coach Leslie Frazier and new defensive coordinator Alan Williams, both of who have good track records developing defensive backs, may provide Bowman a boost at corner.

    Geoff Schwartz
    Offensive line coach Jeff Davidson vouched for Schwartz’s talents, having coached him in 2009 and 2010 in Carolina. Like Carlson, Schwartz missed all of 2011; he had hip surgery. But he has an ability to help at both guard and tackle and should enter training camp with an opportunity to compete for a starting spot inside.

    Lex Hilliard
    Hilliard received his Vikings’ internal vote of confidence from running backs coach James Saxon, with whom he worked in Miami in 2009 and 2010. He has value as a multi-dimensional fullback.

    Jerome Felton
    Drafted in the fifth round in 2008 by Detroit, Felton is entering his fifth season with his fourth different team and will compete for a job at fullback

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/144947965.html

  662. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    By Mike B
    “The one time he was a GM he had failed miserably. He has been fortunate to have strong head coaches in MN to help with personel decisions.”

    What strong coaches are you talking about? The last ‘strong’ coach we had was Bud Grant. Thank Spielman for AP, Percy, Toby, Rudolph, Ponder, Cook and Greenway.

    Everyone acts like every other GM has not had a single miss when it comes to the draft. Well your dead wrong. Spielman drafted 2 offensive rookie of the years in a span of 3 years. The only other team to do that is the Texans who had 2 defensive rookie of the years in a 4 year span if im not mistaken.

    Have faith. Now that Rick is the GM he is doing things his way which is the right way. Its the way that the Steelers and Packers have been doing it and I thinks its worked out pretty well for them.

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

    @DRS none of those guys are outstanding at what they do. Spent 25M on a TE we didn’t need and could have picked up in the DRaft.

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

    I am think those picks are more about Childress and Fraizer and the fact they were no brainers for the team. There is no evidance that Spielman brought any of those guys and most likely by what has been said coaches choices. No faith at all for Smiling Rick.

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

    The same to could be said about Johnson, Allen, Remi A, and Benard Berrian. Keep trying there GrandDaddyPurp. But Spielman is probably as useless as Moss with Titans.

  666. By DRS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Access Vikings: Adrian Peterson’s injury

    Video by: Shari L. Gross and Tonya Fode Updated: March 29, 2012 – 7:03 PM

    Chris Miller and Dan Wiederer discuss Adrian Peterson’s injury and when he will likely be playing again. They also talk about how Peyton Manning can help the Broncos become contenders in the AFC.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/144980845.html

  667. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    @ Mike B

    actually schwartz is considered outstanding at his ability to create holes for the run game. He may not be a huge name but I think he was exactly what we needed. Having a TE to replace Jimmy and Shank was a good thing Mike. The draft is an iffy way to get a TE when our high picks will be needed at other position.

    You couldnt be further from the truth.

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

    During Childress coaching tenure in MN he made the personel decisions and it was guaranteed in his contract. Fraizer was given a strong hand in personel decisions last year. Why would anyone give Spielman a break he hasn’t proved a darn thing. More likely it’s Studwell finding these good guys.

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

    This guy from Seattle doesn’t hold a candle to either Shank or Jimmy. He was out all last year. Don’t blow smoke and call it roses we bought someone else’s issues.

  670. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B.- Put in the application then.

  671. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Take the job of the man you criticize so highly. If you know more than him and all of us why are you wasting your time blogging? Go do something constructive with that knowledge

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

    I am just stating Spielman really hasn’t proven anything other than he likes picking guys that may or may not have potential and pay them very little or over pay which I still haven’t figured out. I am not going to brag up this guy till we see how this translates on the field.

  673. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Lmao actually Carlson had some good years and shank? he had what? one good year? over paid. Jimmy I love Jimmy cant replace him with anyone! but he is retiring so we dont have a choice. I am not blowing smoke on the water. You just just do some research before you start typing away about this stuff. If those were bad moves I’d be the first to say so.

  674. By Woodboat on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, Childress really hit on Tavaris Jackson, Mike. Was he the guy that also drafted Troy Williamson? Another great early round pick.

    I’m glad they picked up Carlson… he’ll do a good job replacing Shank. I’m not sure what they were paying Shank, but it was probably a good part of the 5 mil per year that Carlson’s getting paid.

    I know that Jimmy was drafted as a TE, but he did a good job as FB until Tice moved him back to the line. I don’t know anything about the 2 FBs the team hired in FA… but is it possible they are targeting one of them to fill Jimmy’s shoes as a blocking TE?

    I’m not sold on Spielman, either, Mike. I’m not sold on Frazier, Musgrave, or the Wilfs for that matter. I mean, the Wilfs hired Childress, for JCs sake. I’m waiting to call him bad names until after the draft, however. He’s got a plan… let’s just hope its a good one.

  675. By DRS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Bob Sansevere: Vikings should close the door on Luck, RGIII
    Pioneer Press
    twincities.com
    Posted: 03/30/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT
    March 31, 2012 5:35 AM GMT Updated: 03/31/2012 12:35:49 AM CDT

    Itemizing a few things …

    Item: The Vikings plan to bring draft prospects Matt Kalil and Mo Claiborne to their Winter Park facility, as well as work out Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.

    I think: It makes sense to have Kalil and Claiborne visit. One of them is the likely third overall pick, which is held by the Vikings. But Luck and Griffin? The Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins are locks to draft those two, so why even waste your time and theirs by working them out?

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20292821/bob-sansevere-vikings-should-close-door-luck-rgiii?source=rss

  676. By Woodboat on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Mike… I don’t think Carlson can block like Jimmy, but Jimmy couldn’t get downfield and catch like Carlson. I’d shy away from saying he isn’t as good as Shank. Shank was HORRIBLE on the line… I mean HORRIBLE. He made LOADHOLT look good. I think Carlson will be as good as Shank playing the receiver role.

  677. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    My Mock. Nothing has changed about it.

    Rd 1- CB Morris Claiborne
    Rd 2- WR Alshon Jeffery
    Rd 3- OT Zebrie Sanders
    Rd 4- LB Sean Spence/Vontaze Burfict/Keenan Robinson
    Rd 4 comp- OT Brandon Mosley
    Rd 4 comp- DT Kheeston Randall/Mike Martin
    Rd 5- FS George Iloka
    Rd 6- LB Miles Burris
    Rd 7- DT Derek Wolfe
    Rd 7- WR Dale Moss

  678. By Woodboat on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    DRS…

    No lie. BUT… to the best of my knowledge, neither Luck or RG3 have been told they are a COlt or Redskin respectively. If you want to blast someone for being ridiculous, blast those two teams… particularly the Colts. They should have a contract signed by know, for pete’s sake.

  679. By Woodboat on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    GrandPap….

    I sincerely hope you are wrong with your mock. Its not horrible, but I don’t see how they can pass on Kalil. From what the pundits say, he’s the OT version of Luck and RG3… a 10 year probowler. We need that on our line.

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

    Jimmy was drafted as TE, but had issues dropping the ball. I was at the Metrodome and saw first hand Jimmy dropping a sure touchdown that would have won us the game against Chicago. He was still wearing his 80 something number. He was moved to fullback and played well learned to be come a good TE. Shank has the ability to catch the ball and take it down the field. The numbers Carlson has aren’t extrodinary and coming off a shoulder injury brings up a question if he will be ready. Add in the fact that he got a 5 for 25 contract and I question if Spielman knows what he is doing.

  681. By DRS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Woodboat, how can a team put a contract out for anyone to sign before the player is drafted?

  682. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Look at the size of Kalil as well…. 6foot 7? the dude is a monster with the speed he has as well. This guy will be worth a 3rd pick for sure. Be around for years being the top LT in the league.

  683. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    As long as Spielman and company go with the best player available strategy they cant go wrong. Drafting on need doesnt seem to work that much for us. Harrison smith or Trumaine Johnson or even Stephon Hill in the 2nd round would be a mistake. Drafting guys higher than they should be based on need. We need to shy away from that.

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

    Indeed it would be a mistake to pass on Kalil he will be a solid LT for years. I was talking with a local Radio announcer and he said it was unfortunate that the Vikings Released Hutch as just think what Kalil could learn along side Hutch even for one year.

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

    Spielman picks anyone other than Kalil I will be laughing and crying. Laughing at Spielman and crying as a Vikings fan. This is a no brainer pick.

  686. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    GDp two for one LT? lol that’s what we will have to do without Kalil

  687. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    GDP I kinda agree with what your saying… but if you saying is true then Ponder at 12? that was draft high because of need. I m sure there are others that worked out too

  688. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Woodboat- I didnt really specify

    My Prediction
    Rd 1- CB Morris Claiborne
    Rd 2- WR Alshon Jeffery
    Rd 3- OT Zebrie Sanders
    Rd 4- LB Sean Spence/Vontaze Burfict/Keenan Robinson
    Rd 4 comp- OT Brandon Mosley
    Rd 4 comp- DT Kheeston Randall/Mike Martin
    Rd 5- FS George Iloka
    Rd 6- LB Miles Burris
    Rd 7- DT Derek Wolfe
    Rd 7- WR Dale Moss

    How I want it to go:
    Rd 1- LT Matt Kalil
    Rd 2- S Mark Barron
    Rd 3- CB Chase Minnifield
    Rd 4- LB Sean Spence/Vontaze Burfict/Keenan Robinson
    Rd 4 comp.- WR Brian Quick
    Rd 4 comp.- DT Kheeston Randall/Mike Martin

  689. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    GDP says drafting top secondary players a mistake in Rd2. ummmm what’s wrong with this picture?

  690. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I thought we drafted Ponder way too high. I really wanted us to draft either Mike Pouncy or Nate Soldier last year with that 12th pick

  691. By Parody on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B – You are speculating about Speilman just as much as anybody. Some are saying they believe he can do well while you appear to be guaranteeing us that he can’t. None of us have any solid evidence on it, so it’s all nothing more than conjecture.

    Your arguments against “this guy from Seattle” on the other hand, are completely unwarranted. He has the skills to perform like a top TE, as he’s proven in the past. Yes, he sat out a year because of an injury, but that doesn’t mean by any regard that he can’t return to starter quality play.

    The coaches did not just see a guy with potential in free agency and sign him. They brought him over to MN, had workouts to see if he could perform, and were so impressed with his performance that they were confident he could replace Shiancoe, at the least. If not, they wouldn’t have offered him nearly so large a contract.

  692. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Source: CB Lionel Smith to visit Cowboys, Texans, Saints and Vikings
    by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, March 31, 2012 at 4:32 pm ET

    Lionel Smith Profile

    Texas A&M cornerback Lionel Smith is scheduled to visit the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings, according to a league source.

    The 5-foot-11, 192-pounder ran the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds at his campus Pro Day workout, also registering a 38-inch vertical leap, a 10-7 broad jump, a 4.28 20-yard shuttle, a 7.06 three-cone drill and bench pressed 225 pounds 16 times.

    NFL interest has been building in Smith, who played a reserve role for the Aggies before starting seven games as a senior.

    Last season, he had 36 tackles, 2 1/2 for losses, one sack, eight pass deflections and two forced fumbles.

    He intercepted a pass and forced a fumble as a junior. He’s also played extensively on special teams.

  693. By DRS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall, are we going for a new comments record, So far 690 Comments and rising.

  694. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    those two players i wanted too GDP. however, im just saying I do feel he was picked high. but since they needed a qb they reached. But it turned out ok. I think harrison or johnson isnt a bad reach. they are predicted to go top 2nd to mid 2nd anyways. Maybe a bit of a reach but not nearly what we did with ponder.

    However I think our mentality needs to change a little because of where we are drafting at. We dont normally draft this high. So we kinda always going to be reaching right now. When we draft 20th or after in other drafts its easier to make a pick at a player who fell. But I unno if that will be a case for us at the top of the 2nd rd

  695. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Parody the Carlson signing didn’t happen that way but that’s okay

  696. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Was it Spielman who had 2 “fireside chat” meetings with Berrian over the course of 2 seasons…And then still keep him on the team to fail miserably for another season ??…Did Spielman want McNabb ??..Not in the least…Did Spielman go visit Harvin on a public jet just a few days before the draft to announce to the world who the Vikings were looking at in the first round of that draft ??…Did Spielman throw away draft picks to bring in R Moss…Or did he throw draft picks away again by just releasing Moss because he was upset with him…And didn’t even try to get a draft pick back for him first instead of an out right release…Did Spielman get mad and release McKinney without looking to get a draft pick for him also…Who wanted M Williams…He had a nice poor showing for the Vikings also..Frazier was behind that deal also…Talking Childress into getting Williams…

    So why should we believe Spielman has been so “lucky” to have the advice of his head coaches in Childress and Frazier in the past…

    Give the new GM a chance…I think the list above proves that head coaches should coach…Let Spielman pick the talent for them to work with…

  697. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    DRS looks like wobs isn’t around this weekend. Should get a new one tomorrow or monday morning

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

    @Parody You are right it is speculation, but to have sports writers come off and tell fans to relax is BS. Spielman has a questionable track record. Fraizer and his staff by their performance from last year have a questionable track record. Why would anyone have faith in who they pick. Indeed they tried out Carlson, but hmm these are the same coaches that had a 3-13 record. Sorry no confidence here. I think maybe the sports writers should be overly critical of anything this group does.

  699. By DRS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    What is the record for the most comments on this site?

  700. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    The NFC North gets a new writer for Bleacher starting Monday. I think it is Andrew Garda

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

    @OTK You are on it, but why even give Spielman the benefit of the doubt or even support him. I felt that the Wilfs should have cleaned house and started new with a new GM and staff.

  702. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    We pick Kalil and Alshon Jeffery with our 1st and 2nd round picks. I honestly feel that will complete our offense and allow us to focus only on our defense the rest of the draft and next years draft. Dont sign big name free agents so we can resign Percy and Jared Allen and other starters whose contracts will be expiring next year. Build through the draft. That is what Rick Spielman is doing and based on how well that has worked for other franchises I am happy he is in charge of everything now and not our coaches.

    IN SPIELMAN I TRUST!!!

  703. By Shawn on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    What I dont like about the front office ? Why do we never trade a guy ? We always just cut them … McKinnie and Hutch could of got us a 6th and 7th rounder. At least. McKinnie might have got a 5th …

    O well ….

    26 days

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

    I will wait and see how this translates on the field first GDP. If it shows on the field I am big enough to say I was wrong.

  705. By DRS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I am out of here for now, have fun.

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

    The best thing the front office has done in awhile was bring Brett Farve to MN and that’s about it.

  707. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B.- thats the thing there is no guarantee when it comes to the draft. Even Bill Belichick has missed on players. During his tenure with the Vikings Spielman has done a better job than alot of others when it comes to drafting.

  708. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Why are we bringing in Luck and RGIII in for workouts?

  709. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn- Agree 100%

  710. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings bringing in this LT from Midwestern State next week:

  711. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B…You are missing my point…All the mistakes above in my list of things gone bad…Spielman had nothing to do with…Or were mistakes made by the head coaches in charge at the time…

    I have no doubt Spielman can judge talent…But can Frazier coach them up…I think Frazier only has one more year to prove he can…Before Zygi gives Spielman the authority to hire a new head coach or coaches…

    Wilf promised Frazier another year…I think Spielman has a much longer leash than Frazier…And Spielman might be given more authority next season to hire a new head coach…If Frazier doesn’t win half his games this season…I think the only way Frazier keeps his job after this season is if the Vikings go at least..8-8…Anything less….There might be a new coaching staff in place after that…

  712. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Im telling you i think Spielman is going to pull the trigger on Claiborne. I got a feeling he will.

  713. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    as long as fraizer isnt in charge of offensive play calling we should be fine in that area

  714. By KoN on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B., cleaning house the year after installing a new head coach, a new DC, a new OC with a new offense, and a new GM would be idiotic. You would end up cleaning house every year and would never have more than a six win season. Give Spielman and the coaches this year, then decide.

  715. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    texas reply to Amini:

    It’s simple, this dude is beastin. His combine was great. He moved very well for his size. It’s obvious the dude is strong, but pulling from the LT position shows the teams that he is able to play both Guard spots in the NFL. I like the way he stays square when hitting the hole. Love the mean streak. It’s about time to see some players in my back yard getting some hype. 2nd round is locked sir. Hopefully, the Cowboys will draft him.

  716. By KoN on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I feel the exact opposite GDP, I think it is very unlikely that Spielman takes Claiborne.

  717. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    By DRS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    What is the record for the most comments on this site?
    —————————————————————————————

    1,114.

    http://blog.vikings.com/2012/01/18/vikings-sign-two-future-free-agents/

  718. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings do not need a top flight “man to man” cover corner…In a tampa 2 style defense….

    A top talent would be wasted in a player like Claiborne…Man to man has so much more responsibility…That is where Claiborne will shine…Not in the tamapa 2…

    Kalil is the man !!!

  719. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    We dont need a great secondary to succeed. In 2010 we had the 10th best Passing Defense, and that was the year when he had no pass rush too.

  720. By KoN on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Completely agree OTK.

  721. By TITUS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    And that record was mostly accomplished by a single blogger. Of those 1,114, as I recall, Spencer had about 800 postings.

  722. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    anybody interested in a draft pic contest for the vikes? ideas? i have a few

  723. By Parody on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I don;t have any Sandia. I’ve always wanted to participate in a mock draft for all rounds and all 32 teams, but I doubt it would be very effective in the company of a bunch of Vikings fans.

  724. By TheWall on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings will surprise people this season. With a full off season and a better group of play makers around Ponder not to mention a better OLine. Vikings will get one of the wild card spots. Don’t be stupid draft Kalil.

  725. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve never wanted to participate in a mock duck.

  726. By TheWall on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    OLine and a big speedy WR will improve this team a great deal.

  727. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Just watched a video of Kalil on …n f l . c o m…He was saying that when going agaist his defensive player in a game…”for me getting beat is not an option”…

    Just love when O-line beasts like Kalil talk dirt…And are good enough to back it up…

  728. By TheWall on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    WR Dale Moss 7th round paired with Sanu or Jenkins would be amazing with Harvin in the slot.

  729. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    sorry I meant here on the blog and simpler with just the vikings’ draft picks (10 )

    -whoever got the most players right
    – just one weekend to avoid tracking back thru 1000+ posts
    – prize? maybe talk with wobs. if i kept track willing to pay out something

  730. By TheWall on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Angry OLinemen who want to rip the heads off of the defence is the best. Thats why I like Fusco. During the pre season he was taking guys out if the got close to Ponder.

  731. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond…Just give your best guess on players to be picked the night before…Wobbs will havr a new blog up each day reporting…

    one pick for round one..night before the draft…That one I hope is easy..

    Best guess of both picks second and third rounds day 2…

    Then a real tough job…Picking players for rounds 4-7 in one shot on day 3..

    Might be interesting to see how things turn out… : )

  732. By TheWall on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    During a interview Fraizer said if the season started today the OLine would be LT Johnson LG Fusco C Sully RG DeGeare RT Loadholt. I think it was Star Tribune but not sure. That leaves out Love, Berger, and Schwartz.

  733. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    OTK sounds like a good idea. I’ll ask one more time later but ur right more people would need to be familiar with players in rounds 4-7 to make a contest

  734. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier can talk about Johnson all he wants…I still think the guy is gone even if we don’t draft Kalil…I would take my chances moving Loadholt to LT and letting ANY of the other 3 left to play RT…Before I would play 32nd ranked Johnson at LT again…I don’t think Johnson stays and plays guard either…

  735. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    1st Rd – Matt Kalil
    2nd Rd – Trumaine Johnson CB/Montana
    3rd Rd – Antonio Allen SS/South Carolina
    4th Rd – Juron Criner WR/Arizona
    4th Rd – Dajohn Harris DT/Southern Cal.
    4th Rd – Jerry Franklin ILB/Arkansas
    5th Rd – Lucas Nix OG/Pittsburg
    6th Rd – Blair Walsh K/Georgia
    7th Rd – Tysyn Hartman FS/Kansas State
    7th Rd – Chris Owusu WR/Stanford

    My mock still unchanged :P I do feel this is the way we will go :)

  736. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    3 more coming in for pre-visits next month: DJ Campbell S Cal, Casey Hayward CB Vandy and Trumaine Johnson CB Montana

    noticed Omar Boldin CB ASU getting some luv from teams. like this guy in later rounds

  737. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Just a little advance notice…I will be predicting a trade in one of the rounds also…

    But not on the first day…At least not yet…

  738. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I think that knowing it was a bit of a reach to draft Ponder as high as we did, Spielman will do everything to make sure ponder does not fail. Matt Kalil will be our first pick, and either Alshon Jeffery or Stephon Hill will be our 2nd round pick

  739. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Tuesday is Notre Dame’s pro day so I will be glued to watch Harrison Smith and his performance should should either make him rise or fall. It realy depends on his speed in the 40. That is one thing that has haunted a few Safties this year

  740. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Trumaine Johnson a man to man corner just like Claiborne is

  741. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Hmmm I am just not sold we will take a wr in the 2nd not because I actually think it be not wise! I also feel we are hosting many DB’s that are projected to go in the second round. Have we even hosted a WR yet?

  742. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Kirkpatrick(bama) also. good point Lance haven’t seen the first WR on a list

  743. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Im sure our new d coordinator is a big reason why we are hosting so many DBs

  744. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    GDP…I thought I read T Johnson was a better fit for the tampa 2 system though…Johnson is projected to go in the 2-3rd round area…Works well in zone coverages…Can close quickly on receivers catching the ball in front of him…Has a little trouble with fast receivers in man to man…

  745. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I can agree with that GDP. I wouldnt be so hard against a WR at that pick if we didnt have Manny already in practice squad. That kid has just as much talent and to me is more tested. He did VERY good in the cfl. Which to me is a nice thing to add to a resume. He had an ok college career and did really good as a pro in CFL. I would like to give that guy a chance and pick a different position that high up.

  746. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Trumaine johnson scouting report

    http://www.sidelinescouting.com/rankings/2012/cb/trumaine-johnson/

  747. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    http://min.scout.com/a.z?s=63&p=2&c=1172770&ssf=1&RequestedURL=http%3a%2f%2fmin.scout.com%2f2%2f1172770.html

  748. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    He is listed as 6’1 7/8

  749. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1633486/trumaine-johnson

    thats what I read about T johnson

  750. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    GDP…didn’t like the “shies from contact at times” part at all…

    I say no too T Johnson…

  751. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Lance…that is where I get my reports also…

  752. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    To quote this article: “Claiborne is at his best in zone coverage. He has a really solid understanding of zone concepts and spacing. He is constantly coming off his receiver in zone to make plays, all while maintaining his responsibility. You can see an example of this at the 8-second mark in the Oregon game. Claiborne is in Cover 2 and recognizes an out-breaking route very early, coming off the receiver already in his zone to get into position for a big hit. He does this multiple times a game, which is why he will excel in a zone-heavy defense in the pros.”

    http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/scouting-the-draft-l-s-u-s-morris-claiborne/

  753. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook is also a guy that shies away from contact. But he still locks down the best WR’s in the game. Id much rather have a corner that is great at man coverage, but a poor tackler. Than a corner thats not good in man coverage, but a great tackler.

    Im starting to like this Trumaine Johnson guy. He seems to have an edge to him.

  754. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    OTK- Ive brought that up before. Thats why i believe taking him in the 2nd would be too high

  755. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    “There is a difference between being willing to tackle and doing it efficiently, and Claiborne is the perfect example. He misses a lot of tackles because of poor technique. Although tackling form can be coached, a desire to tackle cannot.

  756. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    cbs …Has Rueben Randle ranked 27th over all in thr draft…And Alson Jeffery ranked 51st…

    My second round pick is still Randle…If he makes it past the first round that is….

  757. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    The great thing about wanting us to draft Claiborne is that if we dont it will most likely mean we drafted Kalil and I’m perfectly ok with that

  758. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I remember at the combine the reporters hinted that Trumaine(too tall) might be a better fit a safety.
    Who nows staff might think completley opposite than us and not even consider Barron or Smith

  759. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I think Johnson would be a good fit personally. Plus his hieght at 6’2? and 204 pnds? if we could work on his tackling… I bet he be able to move to safety would he not? and the kid has athleticism to him. Played WR and QB? I know its HS he played qb but 1800 yrds passing ran for 500 and 22 touchdowns? he seems like he be good at verything he does type thing. Much like joe webb! lol

  760. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I would like to see us get a cb in rounds 3-5 that Alan Williams will convert to a safety. Thats not a bad idea

  761. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Rueben Randle body catches every single throw intended to him. You can get away with that in college, but in the NFL youre going to have catch with your hands. He didnt do that at LSU.

  762. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    sanddiamond you read my mind lol

  763. By charliewest40 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I am predicting we go OT in 1st, WR in 2nd, corner/safety in 3rd . should we go LB in the 4th ?

  764. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    If johnson falls to us in 3rd round we pull the trigger. 2nd is too high. Unless we draft him specifically to covert him to safety. But i still think there will be other quality players available in the 2nd so we shouldn’t use that pick on johnson

  765. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Agree Charlie

  766. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I just want us to grab a game changer… in the 2nd. I dont feel we have that in the WR that are available at our 2nd pick. We have WR’s that are prob just as good. Plus wr’s take time to get into in nfl sometimes. Could be a 1-2 years till they are a starter.

    What about trading down from top of 2? maybe get into mid 2nd and another 3? then take johnson in mid 2nd? plus gives us another 3rd rd

  767. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Lance- Yes. I’m all for that

  768. By charliewest40 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I spent alot of time looking at corners and safeties. I think Trumaine Johnson is a PLAYER.

    Its hard to teach instinct. Hes got it Lots of plays on the ball like claiborne

  769. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    yea i believe the writing is on the wall….. search much beyond Barron and Smith for safeties to fit this Tampa 2.
    -Bowman and Cook inplay as corners
    – slew of Safeties coming in for pre-draft visits

  770. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I personally think Barron will slip into the second round…I think he is overrated…

    GDP…If the Vikings did take Claiborne…I wouldn’t be to upset…But can’t see any scenario where that will happen…Because if the Vikings do trade down…

    I can only see them dropping so far they will be out of the top five choices and too far down the draft board to have a shot at Claiborne or Kalil…

    That is why I can only see Kalil as their choice at 3…

  771. By charliewest40 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Lance I like the idea of trading down in 2 also

  772. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    That and trade back with chiefs in first and most likely draft OT Cordy Glenn. Anything to acquire more picks.

  773. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Thats a good point too charlie. He was WR converted to CB so you know he will play the ball and make the catch. Something we havent had since sharper in my opinion

  774. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Completely agree Lance.

    The kind of game changer we need is what the Raiders drafted in the 5th round last year: Denarius Moore. Last season he was a highlight machine and gave the offense a huge spark. If we draft a similar type of player it will make the offense much more explosive, and improve the confidence of Ponder.

  775. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Lance…I could see a possible trade down in the second round…

    Hope there is a great player available they can’t let go…But could see the trade down a grab another pick though…

  776. By charliewest40 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    OTK i was surprised you wouldnt be too upset with picking Claiborne !!!

    Thought u were OTKALIL all the way

  777. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    My BPA strategy has us taking Kalil though

  778. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    GDP…I think Cordy Glen might be the second best O-lineman in the draft behind Kalil…

  779. By charliewest40 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Allright about Alshon Jeffery. Is he really gonna be elite ?

  780. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    well guys it turned out to be a nice night here along the great lakes and have my waders in the truck and some river walleye waiting me to catch them :)

    Night guys. Hopefully this blog isnt too big when i get back haha already takes a while reload lol

  781. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    charlie i have a change of heart about Jeffery after watching all the film today. Mainly due to him being a good fit for Ponder but tired of talking about it now!

  782. By charliewest40 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    So you really like him ?

  783. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Im trying to post a link but it wont let me. It’s a video of the 49ers’ 1986 draft class. All Bill Walsh did was kept trading back and acquiring picks. Exactly what we need to do

  784. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-top-ten?page=6#page:14

  785. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    well i like the fact it takes two or three to bring him down after the catch. NFL corners haven’t gotten taller on average than 5-11 _yet. He makes good adjustments to the ball whether a catch or defense from an int. We saw that with Percy last year and probably could use that type while Ponder develops his passing game

  786. By KoN on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Charlie, I think Alshon could be an elite player if he gets motivated and keeps the weight off, he doesn’t create great seperation, but that just shows you how good his hands and instincets are. Earlier in the year he was projected as the second best WR (behind Blackmon). I don’t know why he dropped so far, maybe it was the weight thing.

  787. By charliewest40 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I think we will draft this year based on priority. Not best player available.
    Left Tackle is a priority, just happens that Kalil is BPA
    Next priority is finding out what we really have in Ponder. Get him a big target WR
    Finally defense becomes apriority and finding that CB/Safety is imperitive to improve our pass defense.

    I see these 3 things happening in a distinct order, based on priority not BPA.

    It is beyond my pay grade to go much further but I think we should target linebackers next. ANY IDEAS ??????

  788. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    By: CarterMossReed
    12:27 AM on March 30, 2012

    Don’t forget to draft a hard nosed linebacker if tank carder is there in the 3rd round the vikes should get him, jasper brinkley won’t get the job done he’s a fill in no more than that. This team is also missing a hard nosed tackling machine at middle linebacker one of the most important positions on defense they are the qb on defense. This team desperately needs a mlb since e.j is not with the team anymore this team needs a signal caller on defense that can play hard nosed and be a thumper. Since the vikes are sticking to cover 2

    All of them are good tacklers, Cole , Carder, Kendricks, Burfict but who has the ability to drop back quickly and cover wide receivers and tight ends?

  789. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    http://msn.foxsports.com/video/shows/nfl-draft?vid=5f331aa3-54e5-4c91-91b8-8ccad6da3cc9

  790. By charliewest40 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    If we stop using cover 2 does the MLB still drop deep in coverage ?

  791. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Check out R Randle on the link above…

    charliewest…I want a LB…Don’t know if he will still be there early in round 3…But Shea McClellin is going to be an absolute beast…He can play OLB or MLB…Guy has a motor that doesn’t quit…

    Shea McClellin is my 3rd round pick…It hasn’t changed…

  792. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFEn5rBOddY This has nothing to do with football, but I figure everybody can handle a break right about now…I’ve spent some time in jungles, this is horrendous. There is no narration, it needs none. This aired tonight in Canada.

  793. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    If you have any love for animals, you MUST WATCH THIS.

  794. By Nordeast on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    “He has ideal size, long arms and huge hands, outstanding ball skills and body control on downfield routes, adequate short-area quickness and is a willing run blocker.”

    That sounds a lot more like a TE to me than a WR. Especially since he’s a big guy and not as fast as most WRs. Anyone that can run block could help out this team in it’s current condition though.

  795. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    With 4 linebackers it’s much easier to cover the middle of the field. We are a long ways from being able to have 3 def lineman up front, can’t even get any push up the middle with 4. Almost like it cuts us out of a player in the front 7

  796. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    kool nova will check it out

  797. By TITUS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Come on gang! We can have a blogging record. Let;s get 1,500 posts. Where are Larson, Spencer, Shawn, Fred, and DRS when you need them?

  798. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond.. bring a Kleenex, this is despicable. It is also available on a free download @ http://www.permaculture-media-download.com/…/green-fil.. THIS WILL MAKE YOU THINK IF YOU WATCH IT

  799. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRPmqNPHALs This is all 48 minutes.

  800. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I always shed a tear when I watch this

  801. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I watched the Video Nova…It was fun seeing my lab react to the loon sounding noise that was being made early in the video…He had his head turned sideways trying to figure out what it was… : )

    Beautiful country !!!

  802. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    A buddy of mine who was working at a site in Indonesia ended up marrying one of the local girls. She told him, after they moved back here, that the men in her village would have ” competitions “, to kill the mother orangutan, therefore ensuring that any babies could be sold for $40.

  803. By TITUS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Please people, let’s stay on subject. This blog is about Vikings football.

  804. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    That is sad…So sad it makes a person feel numb and empty… : (

  805. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Scientologist Ponder isnt a clutch quarterback. Last season he failed against the Packers and Broncos. Meanwhile Webb has shown the clutch gene in a couple of games.

  806. By TITUS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, you are so right. Let’s draft Tannehill.

  807. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Tommy Streeter sux !!!…How is that Titus ??….: )

  808. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    where or what else can palm oil be produced from?

  809. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Also, I will not be participating in your mock draft contests. The only rounds I’ve focused on is the 1st and the 2nd. No way I could get rounds 3-7 correct.

  810. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    OK Titus, I can’t get enough of draft speculation.

  811. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    spence that probably won’t happen anyway. If somebody got 6 picks right then it would be luck anyway

  812. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    How about we all post one Youtube video of our favorite Vikings moment?

  813. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Remember Spencer…Its not if you win or lose…Its how you play the game !!

    It doesn’t matter if you get any of your picks right or not !!!…Its just having fun trying… : )

  814. By TITUS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    All the talk now is how good Tannehill looks.

  815. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    ok spencer :)

  816. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    6 right….Wow you guys are a tough crowd !!!

    Guessing 3 out of 10 should be a great total…Even with Kalil being a given…Or at least I am hoping Kalil is a given…

  817. By Parody on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/espn-analyst-mcshay-says-browns-should-draft-texas-am-qb-ryan-tannehill/eab807328657a9acbc20cafad95474bd

    What Mike Mayock had to say about Tannehill:
    “I don’t think the difference between Robert Griffin III and Tannehill is all that big”

    Almost sounds like we’re going to start getting some serious trade offers now. Could make things interesting.

    If RG3 was worth 3 first rounds, a 2nd and 3rd (to move up 3 spots) the Dolphins should be offering almost as much to get the rights on the QB over Cleveland. Only time will tell.

  818. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Skip to 1:13

  819. By TITUS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    McNabb whined on and on about his treatment and then about Tebow and about RG3– looks like he plans to retire.

  820. By Parody on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Lance – I thought Spencer would be posting that one!

  821. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    lol i guess that was a stretch. was hoping somebody could be a star without 30 people tying with 2-3 right

  822. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Dam…it takes me like 10min to load the page.

    Question: What Internet Browser do you guys use: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome or Other?

  823. By Parody on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    It’s more likely your QB’s memory and settings than it is which browser you’re using Spencer. There’s over 800 posts now. That’ll demand a lot of resources.

  824. By Parody on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Okay…little too late for me tonight…

    “More likely your Computer’s memory…”

  825. By TITUS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I have not used Explorer for a long time because of its widespread use and thus the propensity of attacks on it, although the latest version is suppose to be decent and I do have it– barely use it. Firefox I used a lot, but it started to get slow. I like Opera, but it tries to advocate an agenda which if a site does not meet its vision, will not open- but I like its simplicity and few people know it, so it is safer. As of late, I have been using Chrome, but lately it has been crashing on me and I started research on it– apparently that is a new issue many are experiencing. But Spencer, it may not be the browser, what about your computer, your operating system, or you Internet connection/provider?

  826. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    dang i’ve about had enough of alshon jeffery bogging down my system!!

  827. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I like firefox to be honest.. works well for me. Though this page does still take a long time to refresh lol

    Thanks Parody, can’t help it I remember that game and always will! Randy loved the vikings fans and hated packers! too bad our staff didnt like him as much as we did.

  828. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Do you guys ever wonder if Wobbs comes in here with a different name? I think he walks amongst us.

  829. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond…Any tie breakers will be players selected that were still chosen by the Vikings…But in different rounds in the draft… )

    Like GDP picks T Johnson in the 3rd round…And he actually goes in the second round to the Vikings…

    Tie breaker…Correct player…Wrong round…. ; )

  830. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Opera? I hated it. Its almost as bad as Internet Explorer. But anyways, I role with Firefox.

  831. By Parody on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – Are you trying to confess something?

  832. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    spence clean out ur cache!!

  833. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    wobbs = Titus? :P haha

  834. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    yep good idea that would take care of tiebreakers. we will have to see if more interest comes along before the draft

  835. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, Spencer, I lay awake at night wondering about that.

  836. By TITUS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Except for some recent crashes occurring at the start of my Internet experience, Chrome is very fast– but I have a computer that is only 8 months old and fast Internet.

  837. By KoN on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    If you’re planning to hold an actual draft competition each round should be worth a certain number of points with the earlier rounds being worth less and the later rounds being worth more.

  838. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    titus thinking i need to add registry cleaner. rec?

  839. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    more points for predicting a trade?

  840. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I have a confession to make.

    I was hired by Vikings.com to create a stir on these blogs. I dont truly believe in the following: that AP should be traded, Jared Allen isnt clutch, Chris Cook is the best thing since sliced bread, and “Talent over Character.” I was given the task to generate as much discussion as possible. But I have been replaced by LarsonFamily. So today, on April 1st, the Vikings Organization terminated me.

    I will immediately go back to my true identity: Be Sane and Serious.

  841. By TITUS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Lance, that is not even funny.

  842. By TITUS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond, I may sound like I am an IT person, but I am really a novice with computers– probably above the average populace, but next to a geek, I look pretty ignorant.

  843. By Parody on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    KoN – That makes sense. I think I’d try to add a point scale that gives a few extra points for at least selecting the same positions. You can’t really guess when a team is going to draft backup players, but knowing that the team is going to select, say 2 CBs should be worth a little extra. So that could be used to determine a winner if the final scores are close.

  844. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    no trades, 9,12 picks or whatever just who got the most right. good idea about point system but too involved imo. somebody could win it picking Reiff, etc round 1

  845. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Keep it simple…One point for each player selected in the correct round…

    Tie breaker…Correct player…wrong round…

    Bonus points could be guessing before the first round what Spielman might do during the draft…

    One point for guessing how many times Spielman will trade draft picks up or down in all 7 rounds…or if Spielman will make a trade at all…

    One point for guessing if Spielman does make a trade…Will he gain or lose draft picks in all 7 rounds…or the number of draft picks will remain the same..

  846. By TITUS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Time for Le Bed. Titus has a date with the bike tomorrow– suppose to be 80 and sunny.

  847. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Seriously, I think Wobbs hates Titus lol. I mean, on a lot of the blogs you see Titus critiquing Wobb’s writing style and grammar. But when Titus thinks Wobbs actually writes a good blog, he says “you are improving!” Not exactly something an established writer wants to hear haha.

  848. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    @ SPENCER>>>>>>>Who gives a rat’s ass?????

  849. By Parody on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    It’s rare that you see a sunny 80-year old.

    It’s even more rare that they’re still dating.

    Tell me Titus, does she always let you take her for a ride when you go out? I bet she likes it rough…

  850. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    yea otk could add a spielman trade question at the bottom of the entry or something like that

  851. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, I love you too.

    And its only going to be 59 tomorrow. Since when does MN get better weather than PA??

  852. By NovaScotiaVike on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Has she got a younger sister?

  853. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Holy Sh-t!

  854. By Parody on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Yes she does Nova, but I heard that she prefers to be on top.

  855. By Parody on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    No thanks Spence. Make it just a 5th round pick and it’d be fine, but he’s too old and expensive to justify a 2nd.

  856. By Parody on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    If we were willing to spend that much on a CB, why didn’t we pursue one in free agency? There were plenty of guys, some younger, who would have been just as good for the same price, and wouldn’t be costing draft picks.

  857. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    maybe swap 2nd rd picks and give them our 5th is more like it.

  858. By KoN on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, that username says @AdarnSchefter not @AdamSchefter and it clearly says on the desciption of his Twitter page that he is a troll making up fake news.

  859. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Lol. It was my April Fools joke haha. I know its a troll account.

  860. By Parody on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Well this blog says that it’s still March 31st, so you came a bit early Spencer.

    Does that happen often?

  861. By Mike R. on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond

    Sorry I have not been on for a while…been busy I’ll do the draft contest. Hopefully I’ll hear more “sandiamonds” in the rough from you. (Manning,Sensabaugh,etc…) :-)

  862. By TITUS on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Parody you are on a roll. Keep it up and fall off.

  863. By Lance on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I will do the contest as well… so everyone might as well watch because I will win anyways…. Just sayin…. :P

    Also, Parody sometimes coming a bit early is just a compliment to the lady :P She must have been doing something right! :P

  864. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Yea! good to see ya Mike R, I believe you are the one that first brought up the idea of a contest.

    talking with Manning couple of times a week. He likes me sending him mocks of where he could get drafted. Interesting hes in limbo, quit school for the draft and not knowing what city is his future

  865. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Wide Receivers…Wide Receiver…don’t talk about Wide Receivers…I just hope we can draft some DEFENSIVE BACKS AND OFFENSIVE LINEMEN, and perhaps have a chance at the playoffs after the 2013 season!

    Don”’ even thin”’ abow”’ WRs!!!

  866. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    IS IT BETTER TO POST A COMMENT THAN NOT TO POST ANYTHING?

    That is the question you have to ask yourself when you want to make the statement that
    “You are boring”

    What gives you the right to be so stupid? Isn’t your comment about a blogger being boring…even more boring?

    Don’t you have better things to do with your post than to say they are boring? Why don’t you in all your glory make an intelligent, witty, and interesting comment???

  867. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    GUARDS….Guards
    TACKLES///Tackles???Tackles
    CENTERS…Centers…Centers…Centers
    CORNERBACKS…Cornerbacks..Cornerbacks…
    SAFETIES…Safties…safties…Safeties
    GUARDS..Guards…Guards…Guards…Guards
    TACKLES…Tackles ..tackles tackle tackles Tackles
    CENTERS… Centers…center…Centers… Centre…Center…. Snapper..Center
    CORNERBACKS…CB..CB..CB…CB..
    SAFETIES..Strong Safety…Free Safety…Safety
    GUARDS
    TACKLES
    CENTERS
    CORNERBACKS
    SAFETIES
    not even yeah!!!

  868. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    :) :) :) :) :) An average NFL Offensive Line would be nice Mr. Spielman!
    GUARDS….Guards
    TACKLES///Tackles???Tackles
    CENTERS…Centers…Centers…Centers
    CORNERBACKS…Cornerbacks..Cornerbacks…
    SAFETIES…Safties…safties…Safeties
    GUARDS..Guards…Guards…Guards…Guards
    TACKLES…Tackles ..tackles tackle tackles Tackles
    CENTERS… Centers…center…Centers… Centre…Center…. Snapper..Center
    CORNERBACKS…CB..CB..CB…CB..
    SAFETIES..Strong Safety…Free Safety…Safety
    GUARDS
    TACKLES
    CENTERS
    CORNERBACKS
    SAFETIES
    not even yeah!!!
    GUARDS….Guards
    TACKLES///Tackles???Tackles
    CENTERS…Centers…Centers…Centers
    CORNERBACKS…Cornerbacks..Cornerbacks…
    SAFETIES…Safties…safties…Safeties
    GUARDS..Guards…Guards…Guards…Guards
    TACKLES…Tackles ..tackles tackle tackles Tackles
    CENTERS… Centers…center…Centers… Centre…Center…. Snapper..Center
    CORNERBACKS…CB..CB..CB…CB..
    SAFETIES..Strong Safety…Free Safety…Safety
    GUARDS
    TACKLES
    CENTERS
    CORNERBACKS
    SAFETIES
    not even yeah!!!
    GUARDS….Guards
    TACKLES///Tackles???Tackles
    CENTERS…Centers…Centers…Centers
    CORNERBACKS…Cornerbacks..Cornerbacks…
    SAFETIES…Safties…safties…Safeties
    GUARDS..Guards…Guards…Guards…Guards
    TACKLES…Tackles ..tackles tackle tackles Tackles
    CENTERS… Centers…center…Centers… Centre…Center…. Snapper..Center
    CORNERBACKS…CB..CB..CB…CB..
    SAFETIES..Strong Safety…Free Safety…Safety
    GUARDS
    TACKLES
    CENTERS
    CORNERBACKS
    SAFETIES
    not even yeah!!!
    GUARDS….Guards
    TACKLES///Tackles???Tackles
    CENTERS…Centers…Centers…Centers
    CORNERBACKS…Cornerbacks..Cornerbacks…
    SAFETIES…Safties…safties…Safeties
    GUARDS..Guards…Guards…Guards…Guards
    TACKLES…Tackles ..tackles tackle tackles Tackles
    CENTERS… Centers…center…Centers… Centre…Center…. Snapper..Center
    CORNERBACKS…CB..CB..CB…CB..
    SAFETIES..Strong Safety…Free Safety…Safety
    GUARDS
    TACKLES
    CENTERS
    CORNERBACKS
    SAFETIES
    not even yeah!!!
    :) :) :) :) Mr. Spielman, an average NFL Defensive Backfield would be nice!

  869. By Parody on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Keep em coming Fred. You’ve been gone for a while, so you have a lot of catching up to do!

  870. By Parody on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    If Fred returns to his usual level of repetitiveness, we just may hit a new blog record on this one after all!

  871. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    IN 2009 many people believed that we needed to acquire some offensive line talent.
    We drafted NOBODY!

    IN 2010, probably 75% of the Vikings Nation felt that we needed to draft an Offensive Lineman high in the draft. We drafted a guy in the 5th round, and the 6th round. It’s possible that neither has even seen the field yet!!!

    SO WHAT WILL WE DO after THE 2011 SEASON???
    ARE WE GOING TO SIT ON OUR HANDS AGAIN?

    There is a very BAD chance that this will indeed happen again. Most bloggers seem to talk like Spielman. Yeah this WR is great, and we need this LB.

    Be VERY scared. Very scared!

  872. By sandiamond on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    Free agency: signed DB’s and OL’s ( include TE part of the line)
    Pre_draft visits : DB’s and OL’s lined up

    FRED YOU THA MAN!!!

  873. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    But I am serious. Radio, TV, Newspaper, or Vikings.com, the attitude of the people is the same. Some even advocate obtaining G3, or Luck!

    I know too many people that actually played the game who insist that what we need are OLs and DBs.

  874. By Parody on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    I’m not saying that I disagree with you Fred, just poking a little fun. It’s nice to have you back!

    Yes, OLine and DB are our biggest concerns. But the team would be stupid to act as if they are our only concerns. The one position of need that I see being ignored most by fans is LB.

    We brought Erin back for one year and it sounds like E.J.’s time here is done. That makes two starting positions that need to be filled in the next two years. I’m hopeful that Brinkley can become the starter in the middle, but who do we put on the outside? Plus, we need depth at LB as well. So I think we need at least one LB in the first four rounds with potential to be a starter, and at least one more after that.

  875. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    @Sandiamond,

    I have seen some of your posts. You have a very high percentage of good posts.

    This Viking team seems content with far too many marginal players. Being open to talking about drafting defensive backs is not going to scare off last years group!!!

    I do like the idea that we appear to be “going young.” But we may have done absolutely nothing for our OLs and DBs.

    How much do we really know about this Schwartz guy? He could be another Charlie Johnson.

  876. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    Other than the Kalil blog, we have yet to see a blog about just one offensive lineman. Wobschall isn’t reluctant to talk about QBs, LBs, TEs, RBs, etc.

    We should be seeing whole blogs based on ONE DB, or ONE OL!

  877. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Fred – If you move a guard out to LT, anybody could turn into another Charlie Johnson. I’m optomistic about Schwartz. I was reading good news about him before we drafted him – that he’s one of the better free agent prospects at the position. At the least, I expect him to be a good upgrade to Herrera.

    As far as DB’s, we haven’t “done nothing” there, (FYI-double negative, please read it literally). The CB from Chicago could be a good sign. He had one good season, and may be able to return to a similar style of play with a new team. We can only hope for the best.

  878. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Probable Vikings Draft according to Frederick L. Jones:

    1. WR
    2. CB
    3. LB
    4. S
    5. T
    6. RB
    7. G
    8. DT
    9. LB
    10. QB

    Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, all over again!!!

  879. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Fred – I don’t think Wobby is paid to please the regulars. I’m sure that they’re more interested in attracting new visitors. That’s tough to do talking about players who stay out of the headlines.

    The regulars are smart enough to get most of the team news before this site posts it (most regulars are anyways).

  880. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    My first thought when I read about the Bears DB was, “Why did they let him go if he is so good.”

    Then again, if the Vikings can get a bunch of “average NFL ability” players, they just might be hungry enough to win some games.

  881. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    At least that’s an improvement Fred. The last time I recall you posting your draft predictions, we were going to get Trent Richardson.

  882. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    I’m sure that you are right about the regulars.

    Information about offensive linemen is hard to come by, and as some have predicted on Vikings.com, the game is changing because of the focus.

    Fans are not very smare about the game as a rule. They only see the QB.
    Seriously, we don’t need to go beyond that…They only see the QB.

    And that, has to be harmful to football as we know it!!!

  883. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t pay close enough attention to the goings on of other teams to know why Chicago didn’t try harder to give Bowman a new contract. But I read that he was in line to replace Charles Tillman before he got injured, so that leaves plenty of hope that he can succeed here.

  884. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I know that Fred. I myself never notice offensive linemen. I have to really try to focus to see how they’re playing, and even then it’s hard because the camera never tries to keep them in the picture. So the only time I really notice any of them is when they’re getting flagged for a penalty.

  885. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    Nice jawing with you. Good luck, I hope the draft doesn’t disappoint us as badly as it did this year.

  886. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Ditto. There’s nothing we can do to affect how it all pans out, so we can only hope for the best.

  887. By Rocksalt on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    KALIL….PERIOD

  888. By Rocksalt on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    vikings being twice as good as last year would be optimistic.

  889. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt…If they take Kalil for the LT position….At least the Vikings will have one player that will be twice as good as the man he replaced…

    That would be an excellent start…

  890. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt – Assuming you mean that the results of their games being “twice as good as they were last year” is optimistic, I disagree.

    In the first four of our games, when our starters were healthy and out of jail, we had huge leads at the first half but couldn’t do anything in the second and lost by close margins, (a TD or less). That makes a strong argument that an improvement in coaching by way of experience and familiarity for a group that had just started working together this year can make a big difference.

    Overall, only 4 of our losses were by more than a TD.
    Those losses were to the Bears (with a healhty Cutler when they were serious playoff contenders), the Packers, Falcons and Saints.

    The only one of these larger losses that was a home game was the final one, on December 18th when we had already lost any hope of the playoffs long before, had our top two CBs off the field, and AP just returning from an injury (arguably early). All this while the Saints were still getting away with playing dirty and fighting to stay on top of their division with just 2 games to go.

    Overall, our record shows a difference of less than 7 points per game. I think that presents a strong argument that a few upgrades at key positions, such as LT, can go a long ways in making our team twice, or even three times as good as the 3-13 record we had last year.

  891. By ozzinator on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Well said Parody, it stands to reason, and I hope you’re right.

  892. By DRS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    C.J.: Viking Visanthe Shiancoe’s saying good-bye before he’s officially gone
    Video by: C.J. Updated: April 1, 2012 – 7:27 AM

    If this was good-bye, Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe let the fans have it their way at a Menards autograph event

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/145237135.html

  893. By Lance on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Yup agree with you Parody I think you said what a lot were already thinking.

  894. By DRS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Ozanian, Forbes Staff

    Traffic cop at the intersection of money and sports

    + Follow on Forbes

    SportsMoney|3/31/2012 @ 1:23PM |1,657 views

    Minnesota Vikings Stadium Advocates Using Bogus Poll

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2012/03/31/minnesota-advocates-push-stadium-deal-using-bogus-poll/

  895. By DRS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings, Hennepin County being eyed for stadium “backstop” money

    Posted by: Mike Kaszuba under Funding, Minnesota governor, Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota legislature, Republicans, State budgets Updated: March 30, 2012 – 8:59 PM

    http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/145251195.html

  896. By DRS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Could the Vikings Win NFC North: A Fan’s Take

    By Jack Grunpe, Yahoo! Contributor Network

    Mar 30, 9:49 pm EDT

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ycn-11178404

  897. By DRS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings’ No. 3 pick the new intrigue of draft

    By John Holler

    VikingUpdate.com

    Posted Mar 31, 2012

    With the first two picks pretty well wrapped up, the Vikings’ No. 3 spot still holds some intrigue. Will they receive a trade offer worth considering?

    http://min.scout.com/2/1173075.html

  898. By DRS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Charitable gambling the next Vikings obstacle

    Minneapolis stadium rendering By The Associated Press

    VikingUpdate.com

    Posted Mar 30, 2012

    The Vikings have experienced resistance at nearly every turn on their quest for a new stadium. Even with some momentum building, new concerns from new corners are being raised.

    http://min.scout.com/2/1172771.html

  899. By DRS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings: A new defensive gut

    March, 28, 2012

    Mar 281:15PM ETEmailPrintComments178By Kevin SeifertPALM BEACH, Fla. — If the nose tackle and middle linebacker represent the gut of a defense, then it’s safe to say the Minnesota Vikings have signed themselves up for plastic surgery this season.

    (Too much? I liked it. Come on. Lighten up.)

    The takeaway from my time with Vikings coach Leslie Frazier on Wednesday morning was that he will have a new starting nose tackle in 2012 and is close to deciding on his next middle linebacker. Fifth-year player Letroy Guion will replace the released Remi Ayodele at nose tackle, while Frazier indicated that Jasper Brinkley is his top choice to start at middle linebacker.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/40158/vikings-a-new-defensive-gut

  900. By DRS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    NFC North BlogBlogs HomeNFL NationNFC EastNFC NorthNFC SouthNFC WestAFC EastAFC NorthAFC SouthAFC WestDaily Mailbag: Stadium and football expense

    March, 27, 2012

    By Kevin SeifertPALM BEACH, Fla. — Apparently, our next stop in sniffing out the Minnesota Vikings’ true intentions this offseason is to make the dangerous connection between a stadium drive and football expenditures.

    John of Belleview, Ill., is worried that the Vikings could become the “Kansas City Royals of football” for one of two reasons: Either owner Zygi Wilf will bring down his player payroll to limit further losses, or state legislators will require the team to pay so much toward construction that debt service will render moot the increased revenue of a new stadium.

    Here’s what I can tell you: Wilf has done nothing if not spend liberally on players during his first seven years as the team’s majority owner. If my count is right, he has made five capital calls to his investment partners to cover the difference between revenues and his player payroll. In total, Wilf and his partners have pumped about nearly $100 million into the franchise on top of the $600-million purchase price.

    And I feel confident in suggesting Wilf wouldn’t have agreed to the current terms of his stadium proposal if it would have shortchanged his projected revenues.

    There is no denying the Vikings have made but one significant free-agent expenditure, signing tight end John Carlson to a five-year contract worth $25 million. And I understand why Vikings fans would be suspicious given the blatant financial scaleback they endured in the final years of previous owner Red McCombs’ tenure.

    But if the Vikings have made a shift, it’s one of philosophy rather than finances, general manager Rick Spielman said here at the NFL owners meetings.

    Spielman: “Our ownership has always been very supportive of what we need to do, getting players and things like that. I think that doesn’t have any effect on whether we’re going to sign or not sign a player.”

    Owner/president Mark Wilf echoed that sentiment: “It’s a long-term process in terms of building through the draft, filling in through free agency, and that combination is something we wanted to structure the organization to have our best chance at long-term success. … We want to win right away, too, but the main thing is we want to be first-rate and first-class on a consistent basis.”

    I realize that no team official would admit to a financial scaleback, but in Wilf’s case, we have seven years of free spending and one offseason of a longer-term view. It doesn’t add up to anything sinister for me.

    Tags:Minnesota Vikings, Zygi Wilf, Rick Spielman, Mark Wilf, Red McCombs, John Carlson, 2012 NFL Owners Meetings

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/40093/daily-mailbag-stadium-and-football-expense

  901. By DRS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Do not know what happened in my last post but here is the part of the tactical that got dropped.

    Here’s what I can tell you: Wilf has done nothing if not spend liberally on players during his first seven years as the team’s majority owner. If my count is right, he has made five capital calls to his investment partners to cover the difference between revenues and his player payroll. In total, Wilf and his partners have pumped about nearly $100 million into the franchise on top of the $600-million purchase price.

  902. By DRS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Well so much for all my updates and some interesting news items, so have fun and here is to breaking the comments record on this site.

  903. By DRS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Do not know what is up to day that should have been article not tactical.

  904. By DRS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like today is going to be a strange day for me, oh well have a great day everyone.

  905. By Spencer on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    In the 1st picture at the top, why did Wobbs choose a picture where Janoris Jenkins intercepts the pass?

  906. By Garrett on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    here’s adding to the comment total

  907. By sandiamond on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    web pages smaller, no toolbar , no security tab(cookies) and new msn homepage. thanxs for the new layout vikings .com

    jenkins had it but lost it, look again

  908. By sandiamond on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

  909. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @the DRS,

    Thanks for you expert commentary.

    If Carlson is are only significant pick up this off-season we are in “deep, dark trouble.”

    Yes, we need to build through the draft, not free agency. Yet it never hurts to pick up young talent within your means. I do not believe the Vikings are doing that.

  910. By TITUS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you DRS for being the voice of reason on the blogs.

  911. By TITUS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    10-6 this year baby! Maybe 11.

  912. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    I believe fan sentiment is worth something.

    If 99% of the fans want Kalil picked in the first round, it certainly will cause even Spielman to think.

  913. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    ten wins. Actually a win in the Super Bowl is possible.

    However you must have good football players to do it.

    Certainly Spielman’s ways makes one pause at the plausibility of that happening!!!

  914. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    How many of us get THREE chances to mess up in our jobs?

    Spielman is on his third trial.

  915. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Probable Vikings Draft according to Frederick L. Jones:

    1. WR
    2. CB
    3. LB
    4. S
    5. T
    6. RB
    7. G
    8. DT
    9. LB
    10. QB

    Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, all over again!!!

    I hope that I am very wrong on this order. But be prepared!

  916. By TITUS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    You are so right Fred. Superbowl is possible, but I will wait for that prediction after the first 4 games. The problem with that prediction is we are building so heavily on the draft– a team full of rookies will have their moments dealing with savvy vets such as in Green Bay, Chicago, and Detroit. Nevertheless, it is so nice to see someone who knows anything is possible– few on here think that way. We must be “realistic” ya know!

  917. By TITUS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

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  918. By TITUS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

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  919. By TITUS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

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  920. By TITUS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

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  922. By TITUS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

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  923. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    ***GUARDS….Guards
    TACKLES///Tackles???Tackles
    CENTERS…Centers…Centers…Centers
    CORNERBACKS…Cornerbacks..Cornerbacks…
    SAFETIES…Safties…safties…Safeties
    GUARDS..Guards…Guards…Guards…Guards
    TACKLES…Tackles ..tackles tackle tackles Tackles
    CENTERS… Centers…center…Centers… Centre…Center…. Snapper..Center
    CORNERBACKS…CB..CB..CB…CB..
    SAFETIES..Strong Safety…Free Safety…Safety
    GUARDS
    TACKLES
    CENTERS
    CORNERBACKS
    SAFETIES
    not even yeah!!!
    GUARDS….Guards
    TACKLES///Tackles???Tackles
    CENTERS…Centers…Centers…Centers
    CORNERBACKS…Cornerbacks..Cornerbacks…
    SAFETIES…Safties…safties…Safeties
    GUARDS..Guards…Guards…Guards…Guards
    TACKLES…Tackles ..tackles tackle tackles Tackles
    CENTERS… Centers…center…Centers… Centre…Center…. Snapper..Center
    CORNERBACKS…CB..CB..CB…CB..
    SAFETIES..Strong Safety…Free Safety…Safety
    GUARDS
    TACKLES
    CENTERS
    CORNERBACKS
    SAFETIES
    not even yeah!!!
    GUARDS….Guards
    TACKLES///Tackles???Tackles
    CENTERS…Centers…Centers…Centers
    CORNERBACKS…Cornerbacks..Cornerbacks…
    SAFETIES…Safties…safties…Safeties
    GUARDS..Guards…Guards…Guards…Guards
    TACKLES…Tackles ..tackles tackle tackles Tackles
    CENTERS… Centers…center…Centers… Centre…Center…. Snapper..Center
    CORNERBACKS…CB..CB..CB…CB..
    SAFETIES..Strong Safety…Free Safety…Safety
    GUARDS
    TACKLES
    CENTERS
    CORNERBACKS
    SAFETIES
    not even yeah!!!
    GUARDS….Guards
    TACKLES///Tackles???Tackles
    CENTERS…Centers…Centers…Centers
    CORNERBACKS…Cornerbacks..Cornerbacks…
    SAFETIES…Safties…safties…Safeties
    GUARDS..Guards…Guards…Guards…Guards
    TACKLES…Tackles ..tackles tackle tackles Tackles
    CENTERS… Centers…center…Centers… Centre…Center…. Snapper..Center
    CORNERBACKS…CB..CB..CB…CB..
    SAFETIES..Strong Safety…Free Safety…Safety
    GUARDS
    TACKLES
    CENTERS
    CORNERBACKS
    SAFETIES
    not even yeah!!!

  924. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

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

    WE ARE DOING IT AGAIN!!!

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

    HAVE WE FORGOTTEN ALREADY!!!

    WE MUST HAVE OFFENSIVE LINEMEN AND DEFENSIVE BACKS

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

    MEN…stay focused!!!

  925. By TITUS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    SOMEHOW, SOMEWAY, I BELIEVE I HAVE PASSED THIS WAY BEFORE!

  926. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @the DRS,

    A New Defensive Gut,

    I liked it. If we get the DBs, perhaps Jasper Brinkley could be effective as an MLB.

  927. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    With the new d coordinator being a former ldefensive backs coach i think the order will go like this

    CB
    WR
    OT
    LB
    OG
    DT
    S
    CB
    RB
    DB

  928. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    I can’t stand any talk about WRs, especially. It seems to be only for entertainment. Wobschall spends all his blog time on WRs.

    He must have inside info. on OLinemen, but we never hear it.

    A voice from the past:

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

  929. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Granddaddy,

    Yeah…but if we go with that order, or my predicted order.. Spielman is gone!!!

  930. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    In my own brain…

    Spielman, Wobschall, Wilfs, Frazier, etc., must spend all their time doing “eye” tests on the glamour players.

    I doubt they even watch the Offensive Linemen much. ten seconds here, ten seconds there.

    As Hank Stram, Chuck Noll, Bill Parcells, and company would tell you…that ain’t no way to build a championship football team.

  931. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    You don’t start with the arms, and then put in the body. You must start with the body first.

    Don’t put the cart before the horse.

    Build the base before the tower.

    Glue the pages together before you add the cover.

    The Vikings seem to just want the glamour boys. “He meets the eye test.”

  932. By Lance on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    still blog is still going? how long it been now? I feel like ive been stuck on this island for a while…..

  933. By charliewest40 on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Relax guys…..Spielman’s gonna do the right thing and were definately going to have an outstanding draft with so many high picks.

    I wish I could be as optimistic as TITUS is about the record though

  934. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    i don’t think Gronk understands the implications of “winning” the right to be featured on the Madden cover. If I were him I’d be urgin everyone I knew to vote for his opponents.

  935. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    :) IS IT BETTER TO POST A COMMENT THAN NOT TO POST ANYTHING?

    That is the question you have to ask yourself when you want to make the statement that
    “You are boring”

    What gives you the right to be so stupid? Isn’t your comment about a blogger being boring…even more boring?

    Don’t you have better things to do with your post than to say they are boring? Why don’t you in all your glory make an intelligent, witty, and interesting comment???

  936. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    The smart thing for Spielman to do is trade back as much as possible to aqcuire more picks and i think that is exactly what he will do. In 2010 he traded back and got chris cook. He tried to trade back last year but didnt find any buyers so he ended up taking ponder a little higher than he would of liked. I predict this strategy will continue come draft time

  937. By wobbybleedsgame c o c k on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    love him or leave
    #1 in PURPLE
    no new blog

  938. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    My prediction ( not going to name names yet, just positions).

    1. OT
    2. WR
    3. DB
    4. DB
    4 (comp). LB
    4 (comp). DT
    5. OT
    6. DB
    7. WR
    7. K

  939. By Lance on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    1st Rd – Matt Kalil
    2nd Rd – Trumaine Johnson CB/Montana
    3rd Rd – Antonio Allen SS/South Carolina
    4th Rd – Juron Criner WR/Arizona
    4th Rd – Dajohn Harris DT/Southern Cal.
    4th Rd – Jerry Franklin ILB/Arkansas
    5th Rd – Lucas Nix OG/Pittsburg
    6th Rd – Blair Walsh K/Georgia
    7th Rd – Tysyn Hartman FS/Kansas State
    7th Rd – Chris Owusu WR/Stanford

    My mock still unchanged I do feel this is the way we will go

  940. By Spencer on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    So assuming we dont draft a SS….J.Sanford will be starting opening day?

  941. By charliewest40 on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer lol ……exactly

  942. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Lance,

    It’s nice to have some names in there.

    @Kon,

    Thank you.

    Either way Spielman is gone if the Vikings draft that way!!! !!!

    The first four picks should go like this:
    1. Kalil or other OL
    2. DB
    3. OL
    4. DB

    Then it’s “I don’t care WHUUT YOOOO Do!!!”

    Those 4 guys could be starters. And Spielman will prove he is worth hanging on to for another season or two.

  943. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I do not see the value of trading down.

    Why so we can get some players (of the same value as) those who might come to camp anyway?

  944. By Spencer on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, here’s a gift from me, to you. Hope ya like it.

    http://www.footballfanatics.com/NFL_Minnesota_Vikings_Ladies_Intimates/Reebok_Minnesota_Vikings_Ladies_Purple_Supreme_Thong_Underwear

  945. By Mike B. on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred there is a value at trading down to #4, if we can get the browns other 1st round or their second round pick. They get Tannehill and we still get Kalil and get a bit more value for the pick. I disagree with you on the second round pick Since this year is all about Ponder, we pick a WR at round 2 or even trade up to get a WR we would like. We have 10 picks so there is a lot of room to make moves. If we get the guy from Philly, there is less need at the Defensive secondary. I am concerned how much getting him will cost us in Salary Cap and draft picks.

  946. By Mike B. on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Another consideration is that Abdullah and Johnson are 4 yr guys in UFA still unsigned. EJ, Shank, Herrera, Sapp, and Kooistra are over 4 yr guys UFA unsigned. I am thinking the vikings may sign some of these guys.

  947. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    “this year is all about Ponder,”

    No, it’s all about TEAM. It is always about team. And the Vikings need talent at DB and OL.

    We do need a Wide Receiver and Spielman probaby will take one witlhin the first two rounds. That’s not all bad because then Spielman will be gone after the 2012 season!!!

    Spielman will not take an offensive lineman until the third round. All you have to do is listen to his pressers. He never changes his stance.

    If he is right about Ponder taking too much time with the ball, then how come Favre and McNabb (in all their veteraness) couldn’t do it”

    Blame it on deee liinnne!!!

  948. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    This is the best possible plan:

    1. Kalil or other OL
    2. DB or OL
    3. OL or DB
    4. DB or OL

    Then it’s “I don’t care WHUUT YOOOO Do!!!”

  949. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    What is the % of blogger that agree with my plan?

    Yet Spielman wants to wait until the 4th round to draft an OL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  950. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    About the stadium. I don’t understand why it’s so hard for the state to justify any kind of spending plan on it. Do they ever consider the money lost in income taxes if the Vikings leave town?

    Players pay income taxes to the state that they play for, and players are all going to be in the highest bracket of income taxes, (7.85% for anyone earning over $75K).

    Since the salary cap was implemented, including the latest drop in the cap, the cap has averaged an increase of 7.43% per year.

    With those numbers, and a 5% 30-year loan (current prices are lower than that) the team’s income taxes would be enough to cover a $712 Million contribution from the state, (assuming that the team’s salary for 2012 is already guaranteed, and it takes 3 years to build a stadium, with the team signing a lease with the state for 30 years in the new venue, bringing in 32-years of NFL Player income tax to the state). That’s more than twice what the team is asking for!

    Last I heard, the team wants the state to cover $398 Million of the stadium. To cover that, the NFL Salary cap would need to only average an increase of 4.75% annually through the term of the lease.

    And that’s JUST the money that the state loses by losing the income tax of the players. The money made from the extra tourists, spending in the stadium, and spending on Vikings gear will make for a great profit for the state and the businesses therein.

    I always hear that football teams don’t really matter because people will just spend their money elsewhere, so the state will still get the same tax dollars overall. That works fine for sales tax, but where do they recoup the lost income taxes? People with large wallets won’t be flocking into the state to replace the lost income of the Vikings. If anything, that loss will only cause people to consider other states to move to. Who ever said they were looking to move to a state so long as it DOESN’T have a football team?

    This really should be a much easier decision than they’re making it look…

  951. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman has talked openly about trade scenarios with teams wanting to trade up to get into the Vikings 3rd spot in the draft …Names have included RG III..Claiborne..Blackmon…

    But has anyone ever hear him mention Kalil in those trade talk rumors…Or anything about trading the pick to a team interested in Kalil ??…

    The most I heard him say that came close to mentioning Kalil by name…Was the “whats more important…protecting the QB with the offensive line..Or a play making WR allowing the QB to get rid of the ball quicker”…(something like that)…

    Spielman is avoiding talking about the guy he covets in the draft…And that player is Kalil…

  952. By sandiamond on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    from daily noresman:

    We took Matt Kalil with the 3rd overall pick. With the 35th pick in the 2012 SB Nation Mock Draft, what should the virtual Minnesota Vikings do?

    47%

    Take the best wide receiver available

    499 votes
    .

    45%

    Take the best defensive back available

    477 votes
    .

    5%

    Take another offensive lineman

    55 votes
    .

    1%

    Take a player at another position (specify in the comments, please)

    16 votes
    .
    1047 votes

  953. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Kalil,

    I hope YOU are right.

    So far I have seen two pressers where he talks about “Ponder needs to mature as a QB. Compare him to Eli or Brady or the great Spielman himself, he will eventually learn to get rid of the ball sooner in situations.” BLA and bla, etc. et al.

    Spielman really believes it’s “about the Quarterback.”

    Was Spielman an LB like his brother? Whatever, I think he’s had one too many concussions.

    That’s okay, he can get a job as an AD in college next year. Don’t worry, he’ll make over $100,000.

    Why do some people get upset when I rip “Little Ricky” Spielman? He’s going to be okay. What about Vikings Nation after the draft???

  954. By charliewest40 on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Fred…right on…. i agree with your 1st 3 picks

  955. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Fred – You can count me against your plan. We need OL first round. I agree with that part. From there, you get too repetitive (no big surprise).

    Rounds 2 and 3 should be used to get a WR and DB, and from there we need to get a future starter at LB, and then start drafting depth players.

    Our OLine looks pretty decent with
    Kalil-Johnson-Sullivan-Schwartz-Loadholt
    Backups: Love, DeGeare, Fusco, Berger, Brown

    Our DBs look like an improvement this year with
    Cook-Winfield-Bowman & Sanford-Draft Pick
    Backups: Sherels, Allen, Burton, Raymond, Frampton

    Two players drafted in that category wouldn’t hurt though, knowing that we need another safety and someone to eventually replace Winfield.

  956. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Sandiamond,

    Are you on the level with that one, or is it April Fool’s Day?

  957. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    I can never get mad at you because you helped me with a college class (The APA paper).

    But I must remind you that a lot of people said the O Line would be okay after the 2010 season. The 2011 O Line was one of the worst in Vikings history!

    I don’t like that lineup you posted for quality or quantity. There is a lot of work to be done!!!

  958. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Charlie West,

    Good, I’m glad you agree with my first 3 picks. Many people do.

    They are the silent majority.

  959. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    The way I look at the stadium issue…Is it will get passed…Because Arden Hills had a very REAL shot at getting the stadium built in their area…

    MPLS came up with a quick plan to keep the stadium there…Wilf is still willing to spend the 427 million as the Vikings contribution…MPLS is only up for 150 million…And now the state legislature will make a huge deal out of nothing…But will finally sign the bill…When the republicans can find a way take credit for the work that Dayton has done up until now…I can hear the republicans already…..saying…

    Sure Dayton came up with the “elec pull tabs” …But it was the republicans that had to find a way to make it work for everyone involved..(or some bs like that)…

    Zellers…You and your buddies will need new jobs after November…

  960. By Carl K on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Sandi- Frederick Jones voted 55 times for pick 35.

    The Vikings went offense with the first 2 picks last year. I think the Vikings will go defense with at least 1 of the first 2 picks this year.

  961. By sandiamond on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, yes that is the current vote

    I was looking for the final Kalil vote but could not find it. It remember was over 90%

  962. By sandiamond on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Carl, that was suprisingly low. I guess people would be upset with back to back picks OL!

  963. By Carl K on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I am sorry I didn’t read all the posts… Way too many.

    A couple years ago… back when I was a rookie blogger here… we were lucky to get 20-60 comments per story. Now look at this place! 1000 comments.

    Wobs, you got fans coming out of the… woodwork.

  964. By Carl K on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil first pick
    CB, SS, DT or Linebacker for pick 35
    3rd round trade up for WR.

  965. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Fred – The lineup I posted included a change to 3 positions. I think that’s pretty big. Johnson is still a starter, but he moves back inside to a position where he has proven successful. He probably won’t be an improvement over Hutchinson, but I doubt he’ll be much of a decrease either, as Hutchinson’s age has been catching up with him.

    As I said earlier, I don’t pay attention to the OL nearly enough to grade their talent. That’s especially true with linemen from other teams, so I can only go on what I’ve read about Schwartz, but it’s all been good information outisde of his injury so I expect him to be a big upgrade over Herrera. Then you can hope that the improvement of these changes affects the play of Sullivan and Loadholt positively as well.

    As far as quantity goes, I think this group has a bit too much quantity in reality. I’d expect one or two of them to be practice squadders. Gnerally, I think teams try to keep 8 offensive linemen on their 53-man squad.

  966. By Lance on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Kail first round. The we trade our pick in the 2nd and maybe go mid 2nd round to late 2nd round. Pick up CB Johnson. He will drop becaus eof his hieght. But the kid is a perfect athlete and he fits our defence. Plus he in my opinion can be switched to SS.

    This will give us an extra pick in the 3rd round. I then say we draft SS Allen. to Sure up our secondary.

    but my mock for us hasnt changed except this trade. which i will now have to add an extra player in the 3rd… hmmmm

  967. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond – I wouldn’t be upset with 2 linemen in the first 2 rounds, but I would be a bit confused. I think we just need to add one more guy to the current squad, or we’ll end up cutting young players with potential to make space on the roster.

    I think it would be better to spend this year with Kalil and the rest of the guys we have. If one or more of them doesn’t meet our needs, they can be released next year and early picks next year can be used to plug the gap.

  968. By Lance on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Also have I mentioned Allen and Johnson have meeting setup to meet with the vikings? thats right see I think this can be done :) and with their current interest shows they looking at secondary for sure in 2nd rd no wr’s have anything scheduled with us yet

  969. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    DeGeare, Love and Fusco have 4 years of NFL experience between them. I’ve read that they all have great potential to become starters in the NFL. Give them time to develop while they’re backups. At least one of them should earn a starting role in a year or two. If we’re lucky, we’ll get two good guards out of them. Then we just need to worry about whether or not Loadholt can correct his flaws.

  970. By Mike B. on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Lol where’s GDP to put down Fred’s cut down on Spielman like I caught it yesterday. I am still got my bets on Kalil in round one and the best WR in the second round.

  971. By Shawn on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    25 days

  972. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    If Spielman knew Fraizer was going to cut Mckinne before last years draft he probably would have taken an OLineman in the earlier rounds. Again cant blame Spielman for that.

  973. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Rd 1- LT Matt Kalil (Todd Mcshay calls Kalil “Best LT prospect he has ever seen”)
    Rd 2- CB Trumaine Johnson (convert to safety)
    Rd 3- CB Chase Minnifield (best zone corner in draft)
    Rd 4- LB Sean Spence (With loss of EJ we need a LB to start or for depth)
    Rd 4 comp- WR Brian Quick (Best spot to give Ponder a little help at wideout)
    Rd 4 comp- DT Kheeston Randall (Guion is no K Williams and Williams isnt getting any younger)

  974. By Spencer on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Tomorrow Bleacherreport is going to rank the Defensive Ends from the 2011/12 season. Im expecting Jared Allen to be #1, but then again I also expected Cook to at least be ranked in their top 100 CB’s list, but he wasnt. So expect the unexpected with Jared Allen.

  975. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    4-3 or 3-4 defensive ends?

  976. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B., Parody, etc.,

    I totally agree that we may grab a WR within the first three rounds. But I think it is a mistake.

    Sandiamond indicated that OL with his Daily Norseman article that OL is the Vikings greatest need.

    Most fans agree that OL and DB are what the Vikings need most.

    Rounds 1 thru 4 are where the highest percentage of starters will be for the future.

    It is realistic to expect those 4 picks to be used on OLs and DBs.
    Get on the BANDWAGON.

  977. By Craig on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I think we have enough peices for our O-line with a two TE set. I think we need to work on our secondary.

    1st Round: Morris Claiborne
    2nd Round: Mark Barron
    Then a WR in the 3rd round

  978. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    Those linemen you mentioned may turn out to be good. MAYBE!

    But they do not have any experience!!!

  979. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    That mock was for you Fred. What you think?

  980. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Craig,

    Having a two TE set has nothing to do with the quality of your offensive line.

    Where do people come up with these concepts??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????/

  981. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Granddaddy,

    I had to respond to Craig’s post.

    Yes, I agree except we MUST have another OL in the first four picks!

  982. By Spencer on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Heres a recap of the rankings based on Bleacherreport so far.

    QB-Atheist Ponder- 25th ot of 50.
    LT-Charlie Johnson- 32nd out of 32.
    RT- Phil Loadholt-12th out of 32.
    C- John Sullivan- 5th out of 32.
    RG- Anthony Herrera- 28th out of 32.
    LG- Steve Hutchinson- 7th out of 32.
    TE- Kyle Rudolph- 10th out of 50.
    P- Chris Kluwe- 19th out of 32.
    K- Ryan Longwell- 32nd out of 32.
    SS- Mistral Rayond- 28th out of 32
    FS- Jamarca Sanford- 23rd out of 32
    CB- Benny Sapp- 90th out of 100.
    CB- Cedric Griffin- 70th out of 100.
    CB- Antoine Winfield- 43rd of 100.

    *CB- Chris Cook- 12th out of 100*

  983. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    &&&&&&GUARDS….Guards
    TACKLES///Tackles???Tackles
    CENTERS…Centers…Centers…Centers
    CORNERBACKS…Cornerbacks..Cornerbacks…
    SAFETIES…Safties…safties…Safeties
    GUARDS..Guards…Guards…Guards…Guards
    TACKLES…Tackles ..tackles tackle tackles Tackles
    CENTERS… Centers…center…Centers… Centre…Center…. Snapper..Center
    CORNERBACKS…CB..CB..CB…CB..
    SAFETIES..Strong Safety…Free Safety…Safety
    GUARDS
    TACKLES
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&CENTERS
    CORNERBACKS
    SAFETIES
    not even yeah!!!
    GUARDS….Guards
    TACKLES///Tackles???Tackles
    CENTERS…Centers…Centers…Centers
    CORNERBACKS…Cornerbacks..Cornerbacks…
    SAFETIES…Safties…safties…Safeties
    GUARDS..Guards…Guards…Guards…Guards
    TACKLES…Tackles ..tackles tackle tackles Tackles
    CENTERS… Centers…center…Centers… Centre…Center…. Snapper..Center
    CORNERBACKS…CB..CB..CB…CB..
    SAFETIES..Strong Safety…Free Safety…Safety
    GUARDS
    TACKLES
    CENTERS
    CORNERBACKS
    SAFETIES
    not even yeah!!!
    GUARDS….Guards
    TACKLES///Tackles???Tackles
    CENTERS…Centers…Centers…Centers
    CORNERBACKS…Cornerbacks..Cornerbacks…
    SAFETIES…Safties…safties…Safeties
    GUARDS..Guards…Guards…Guards…Guards
    TACKLES…Tackles ..tackles tackle tackles Tackles
    CENTERS… Centers…center…Centers… Centre…Center…. Snapper..Center
    CORNERBACKS…CB..CB..CB…CB..
    SAFETIES..Strong Safety…Free Safety…Safety
    GUARDS
    TACKLES
    CENTERS
    CORNERBACKS
    SAFETIES
    not even yeah!!!
    GUARDS….Guards
    TACKLES///Tackles???Tackles
    CENTERS…Centers…Centers…Centers
    CORNERBACKS…Cornerbacks..Cornerbacks…
    SAFETIES…Safties…safties…Safeties
    GUARDS..Guards…Guards…Guards…Guards
    TACKLES…Tackles ..tackles tackle tackles Tackles
    CENTERS… Centers…center…Centers… Centre…Center…. Snapper..Center
    CORNERBACKS…CB..CB..CB…CB..
    SAFETIES..Strong Safety…Free Safety…Safety
    GUARDS
    TACKLES
    CENTERS
    CORNERBACKS
    SAFETIES
    not even yeah!!!

  984. By Spencer on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    GDP- 4/3 DE’s tomorrow. 3/4 DE’s are on April 9th.

  985. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    Based on that Bleacher report we need DBs more than OLs.

    But there is no way Sullivan is the #5 best Center in the NFL.
    The Vikings probably had more RUNNING BACK SACKS than any other
    team in football. That is an indication of a weak interior offensive line!

    (Yes, Running Back Sacks…where Peterson or Gerhart get sacked for 4-7 yards)

  986. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    nnn IS IT BETTER TO POST A COMMENT THAN NOT TO POST ANYTHING?

    That is the question you have to ask yourself when you want to make the statement that
    “You are boring”

    What gives you the right to be so stupid? Isn’t your comment about a blogger being boring…even more boring?

    Don’t you have better things to do with your post than to say they are boring? Why don’t you in all your glory make an intelligent, witty, and interesting comment???

  987. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I disagree Fred. Im with Parody why would we draft DeGeare, Love, and Fusco just to not give them a chance and draft more OLineman? It would just turn into 3 wasted picks if you ask me. Matt Kalil is the answer to our OLine woes. Ive said this before our Defense lost alot more games than our Offense. With Ponders blind side secure passing on 3rd down wont be as difficult as it was the past two seasons. Allows us to focus on our defense more in the draft, and fix up our poor secondary.

  988. By sandiamond on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    anybody watched the Amini Silatolu #57 highlights about 1/3 of the way back up? This guy is like a Cat bulldozer plowing over defenders on every play. Current ranking is around 50 so I can’t fiqure out what the interest is from the vikings.
    OG in the third round
    OT in the 2nd round (without Kalil)

  989. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

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

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

  990. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    A brain on drugs is surely wasted!!!

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

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

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

    A brain on drugs is surely wasted!!!

  991. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    “The Vikings probably had more RUNNING BACK SACKS than any other
    team in football.”

    I can give you multiple reasons for that that have nothing to do with OLine
    1. No passing game
    2. One dimensional offense leads to very predictable playcalling.
    3. AD not attacking the proper hole created by OLine. Notice how when Toby came in hes picking up nice chunks of yards. Toby attacks line of scrimmage more whereas AD sometimes dances around too much.
    4. Shank cant block, same with Rudolph.

  992. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @GrandDaddy,

    It may be that we need more DBs than OLs.

    But your argument doesn’t hold water. We also drafted some DBs a year ago that are still with the team. Does that mean we shouldn’t draft DBs?

    The Vikings need a lot of new players. Anyone could feel frustrated trying to find the answer. My feeling is that we can’t get all the holes filled this year.

    Why not concentrate on the two worst areas, perhaps with LB pulling up next in the draw?

  993. By Lance on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I have a new mock with a little adjustmentto the old one. I will be posting that tonight after my game of thrones is aired lol

  994. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Granddaddy,

    You mean that you are going to blame AD for a 5 yard loss BEHIND the line of scrimmage???

    99% of the time that is your offensive line. WRs have very little to do with it. The OLINE has to be better than that. Besides they make the running game and the passing game.

    It’s fun arguing with you!!!

  995. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    GDP – I like your mock. I’m a little concerned about the two CBs in rounds 2 and 3, but if you’re confident one of them is a good option to transition to safety, it looks like we’ll have a great young group to help build the team.

  996. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    For GrandDAddy,

    Vikings Needs:

    1. Offensive Line
    2. Defensive Backs

    3. LineBackers or Wide Receivers

    How would you arrange them?

  997. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Fred – FYI, any rookies you sign will have less experience than the three guys I mentioned. At some point, you have to stop looking for replacements and find a way to make the guys you have play better.

  998. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Fred- Its not that we need more DBs than OLs. Its that we need more defensive players than Offensive players. The secondary just happend to be the weakest part of our D. Kevin Williams, Antoine Winfield, and Jared Allen arent getting any younger. We cut all the vets on the Offense. Mainly on the OLine so now the OLineman we drafted last year can compete for starters position. I’m all for drafting for more competition on the OL. I feel our defense in general needs more attention than our offense. Ill repeat myself. Our Defense lost more games than our Offense last year

  999. By Carl K on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I think the Vikings have Silatolu coming in for a visit.
    I can’t imagine Kalil and Silatolu… Dang that would give us a beast of an Oline.
    Kalil, C Johnson, Sully, Silatolu, Schwartz
    backups- Love, DeGeare, Berger, Fusco, Loadholt.

    Not bad, but I don’t think it will happen.

  1000. By sandiamond on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier stated that the team wants ONE guy that is a vertical threat to outrun a cb and or corner. Teams are stacking the box with 8 defenders to stop AP and this is turn clogs up the middle for TE’s and Percy with double teams

    Does this receiver have to be 6’4 ? no, he just needs to have world class speed!

  1001. By Spencer on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    POST 1,001!!!!!

  1002. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings needs according to myself.

    1 Left Tackle
    2. Safety
    3. Cornerback
    4. Linebacker
    5. Gaurd
    6. D Tackle
    7. Receiver

  1003. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Carl, I wouldn’t read too much into the visits. teams set up a lot of pre-draft visits and I’m sure that at least half of them are just smokescreens. Also, Sandiamond, its true that we need a fast WR, but he has to have hands too. That means no guys like Streeter, no one here wants another Troy Williamson

  1004. By sandiamond on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Carl, yea it’s an intriquing idea to go ahead and finish the offensive line but probably not likely

  1005. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    “We also drafted some DBs a year ago that are still with the team. Does that mean we shouldn’t draft DBs?”

    Fred, the flaw I see with that is that a team needs more DBs than OLinemen. There are often 6-DBs on the field during passing plays. You can get away with one or two of them being below average, but the other guys have to step up for what they miss. I think that’s harder to do when you’re trying to cover the entire area of the field that a QB can pass at, compared to trying to protect a pocket for a QB. One or two good players can make a much bigger difference in covering for the flaws of the other 3 on the offensive line.

  1006. By sandiamond on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Kon the viking organization is not like that. Usually if they show interest then there IS interest. Teams can have a max of 30 players for pre-visits

  1007. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    GDP I’d aruge that it would go like this:

    1. LT
    2. S
    3. CB
    4. WR
    5. LB
    6. DT
    7. K (yes, I feel that we need someone to replace an aging Longwell more than we need another guard)

  1008. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder better work on is arm strength and throwing power if Fraizer expects to acquire a vertical threat that will actually be utilized properly.

  1009. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – Jared better be #1 on that list! If a guy comes in and sets a new team record and gets within half a point of tieing the NFL record for the most important stat at your position, it would take someone with a strong bias against him to put anyone in front of him.

  1010. By Carl K on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Sandi- do you think the Vikings are interested in Salitolu as a Guard or Tackle?

    He played LT at Midwestern State… But most scouts list him as a guard in the NFL.

  1011. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I have to add one more to our needs.

    #8 would be a kicker who cant actually kick the ball into the endzone on kickoffs. I am tired of watching our terrible kickoff coverage team. Except for Everson Griffen. I love watching that guy fly down the field and put fear in the returners eyes

  1012. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think Ponder’s arm strength is as bad as people are saying. Remember his first snap against the Packers? It went 45-yards in the air when he threw it off balance while running to the left.

  1013. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Now Joe Webb is a guy who can get the ball to a field stretching receiver. Not Ponder.

  1014. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    The one thing I think he could work on is putting more zip on short throws. I don’t think that requires more arm strength from him nearly as much as it requires more conviction when he decides to throw it.

  1015. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @DRS,

    While it is true that avoiding high priced free agents, and building through the draft is a good idea, Spielman must start listening to people who can help him focus on the Vikings NEEDS.

    After reading Sid Hartman’s column, it seems that Rick Spielman is in his last year with the MN Vikings. What does he care? He will draft his “skill” players, and move on to a college team.

    Perhaps Southwest State Univ. needs an Athletic Director? Perhaps Bethel College?
    Why worry, be happy!

    He STILL BELIEVES that you can get quality players at the offensive line positions by drafting them low in the draft!!!
    :( :( :( :( :( Blocking and Tackling are still part of this game Rick.

    Spielman said, “last years draft was excellent.” WOW!!! Rick we needed O Linemen and Defensive Backs! Quit being macho, admit your mistakes!!!

  1016. By Carl K on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Why can’t Aromashodu be our deep threat guy? Devin has great speed.
    He didn’t get much of a chance last year to work with Ponder a lot in preseason. This year Jenkins and Aromashodu might look much better.

  1017. By sandiamond on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Carl can’t fiqure it out. You would think OG but it could be a back-up plan for an OT in the 2nd round to compete with Charlie Johnson

  1018. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @GrandDaddy,

    We agree on Joe Webb.

    I also agree totally with what you said about the Vikings Defense vs Offense.
    Perhaps even that they lost more games, if that distinction were possible in a TEAM game.

    Even with all that our priorities should be:

    1. Offensive Line (which we have ignored in the draft for the last two years!)
    2. Defensive Backs

    3. LBs or WRs take your pick.

  1019. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Where are people getting the idea that Ponder doesn’t have arm strength? I know that was one of the criticisms coming into the draft, but he proved multiple times last year that it is not a problem.

  1020. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    It’s never fun watching your QB get intercepted, but I enjoyed seeing how Ponder reacted to his second pick of the day. Check it out at 1 min into the video I posted. He comes up and places a pretty good hit on that Packer to minimize the damage.

    Of course, if he hadn’t thrown the ball so soft in the first place, it would have been a lot harder for the defender step up and pluck the INT. That’s something that Ponder needs to work on this off-season. Learn your receivers, and know how far they can run when you throw the ball in a straight line at them!

  1021. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    WOBBS I NEED A LIST OF WORDS I CANT USE! IM GETTING TIRED OF THIS SHlT!

  1022. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    Teams often carry as many OLs as DBs.

  1023. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    WRs is far down the list in my book

  1024. By Lance on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    people we have a guy who can stretch his name is Manny Arceneaux. let that kid play !!!

  1025. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Arm strength=not a problem

  1026. By Mike B. on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred I would disagree with your statement that most fans think it would be a mistake to take a WR in the first three rounds. I think that most would understand we don’t have a field stretching WR and that those type of WR dwindle down in the later rounds. With the focus on giving more tools to Ponder LT Kalil makes sense to solidify the OL and then a field stretching WR at the next pick is logical.

  1027. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Fred – That’s probably fairly accurate, but if I had to choose, I would have one more DB on the team than OL.

  1028. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Time to run.

    Friends (fine feathered or Eagles) please consider the Offensive Line in the next
    blog. Spielman’s job depends on it. I also think Wobschall may be getting just a bit nervous!

    We may need DBs more, but the offensive line will be ignored 10X more by fans, coaches, and players alike.

    Hence Frederick L. Jones

  1029. By Lance on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

  1030. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Here is my issue with Ponder.

    I dont want to come off as being c0cky or full of myself but I can throw a football 60-70 yards. That throw to jenkins did not hit him in stride and as a result did he did not get the TD. Yes his speed played a part but he was wide open so it made it alot easier for ponder on that play.

    How can I trust a QB who starts for my favorite team and cant even throw a football as far as I can? Yes, He has accuracy. But I still question his arm strength. The throw to Percy against the falcons was beautiful but it was only 50 yards

  1031. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    GDP – Did you account for the fact that he was running the wrong direction during the throw? You should try that some time and see how far and accurate your throws are then. All things considered, I thought that was a pretty nice throw.

  1032. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    With Ease

  1033. By Mike B. on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    The fact is that Joe Webb has accuracy issues, so he makes a good #2 QB. The job is Ponder’s to lose. Fraizer’s last PC said that Webb is their #2 QB will assume that role. Ponder looks like a starting QB and has the smarts of a starting QB.

  1034. By sandiamond on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    dang< Manny looks to have great hands. Must be an issue with separation and route runnings in the NFL

  1035. By Spencer on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I agree GDP. Ponder has a noodle arm.

  1036. By Mike B. on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    The reason for the 6’4″ is that WR with that height can leap over CBs to get the ball. It’s about speed and height.

  1037. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Arm Strength/Throw Power I’m talking about

  1038. By Mike B. on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer do you have titus’s happy pipe. Ponder’s p@sses have a nice tight spiral and find the target. Sometimes opposing teams target, but that is typical for a rookie.

  1039. By Spencer on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    True Mike, but that doesnt excuse the fact that he has a weak arm. We should have drafted Ryan Mallett.

  1040. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    GDP – Part of that arm strength/throw power that you just displayed was made possible by a big comfortable pocket. How many times has Ponder had something like that to work with?

    It’s a lot easier to display arm strength when you’re not running for your life.

  1041. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    There you go again Spencer, just saying things to rile up the room. I would have been sick if we drafted Mallet. I thought he sücked long before any of his draft follies hit the news.

    I don’t watch much college ball, but I happened to turn it on twice during his games. He looked horrible. I think he threw 4-INTs in one of the games. After that, I got sick every time somebody mentioned the possibility that we’d draft him.

  1042. By Mike B. on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    lol I love it Fred rips on Spielman he gets a pass.

  1043. By Spencer on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Bleacherreport ranked the strongest arms in the NFL…….Take a guess where Ponder is ranked…

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/765974-power-ranking-the-arm-strength-of-all-32-nfl-starting-quarterbacks/page/2

  1044. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Parody- You are right about that. Good protection can make a huge difference on throwing mechanics.

  1045. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    15?

  1046. By Lance on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    manny has good hands. I think what happened was we had a bunch of WR’s last year that they wanted to try out. Plus no off season and the transition from the cfl to nfl. He is young and did very well in the cfl. I say give the kid a chance this year.

  1047. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Definitely 15

  1048. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Ha! I just hope Ponder gets a look at that article Spencer! He seems like the type of guy who would take offense to it, and then do some serious work in the off-season to prove his doubters wrong.

  1049. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    GDP, that throw to Percy was from the 50 to the very back of the end zone. That is 60-yards and it was spot-on, it could’ve been lucky, but it was in a position where only Percy had a chance to get it. I’d say that is pretty good.

  1050. By Mike B. on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is going to have a full preseason of work. He will be much better. He did pretty well for coming in under the stituation last year with an OL that was very poor.

  1051. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I’m sure Manny’ll get a chance this year Lance. Just like you said, without an offseason and with the transition, I’m sure that the team was just wary of putting him in too soon.

  1052. By Spencer on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I have little to any faith left in Manny. If you cant beat out Michael Jenkins, Aromoshadu, Camarillo, and Stephen Burton, then youre not a talented receiver..period.

  1053. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, there was no offseason, the coaches probably brought him in to be a project, and we already had WRs on the team who had NFL experience. Of course he isn’t going to get a chance right away, give him this year.

  1054. By sandiamond on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    new Vikings Mock out from vikings g a b ( link will not post)

    1) Matt Kalil LT
    2) Alshon Jeffery WR
    3) Mike Martin DT
    4) James Micheal-Johnson LB
    4) Josh Norman CB
    4) Antonio Allen S
    5) Chris Rainey RB
    6) Emmanuel Acho LB
    7) Ron Brooks CB
    7) Lance Lewis WR

  1055. By TITUS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Well, the weatherman was wrong again.

  1056. By Lance on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I like the fact he catches the ball almost everytime in all types of plays and covers. The guy also doesnt stop when being hit. He just keeping going for whatever yards he can get. I like that! percy does that to and its something that isnt taught.

  1057. By Spencer on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    9ers close to a deal with Mike Wallace. Sources say the deal is reportedly a 6 year, 105 million dollar deal.

    http://www.pittgazette.cjb.net/sports/nfl/2012/04/49ers-deal-mike-wallace.html

  1058. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    It’ll be nice to see if Arceneaux has what it takes to join the starting lineup this year, but I wouldn’t bet on it just yet. It would be nice to find a true #1 WR this year – I still have doubts about Aromashodu – but it OL and DB should be the first 2-3 picks. WR can come after that.

  1059. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t take any mock that has us taking a DT in round 3 seriously.

  1060. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Wow Spencer. Looks like he got the payday he was looking for. Now we can see whether he performs or relaxes now that he has more money than the average would know what to do with.

  1061. By Spencer on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Lol Parody. Gotcha again. April Foolzzzzz

  1062. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Where’d everybody go? We’re not going to get the new blog record with just me, Spencer, and Parody. Maybe if it was just Spencer and Shawn, or Spencer and Larson, but we’ll never get it done with just us.

  1063. By Lance on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Ill be back later and with a ton of posts! we will get that record what exactly is the record? lol

  1064. By sandiamond on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    gltu, wobs usually in at 6:30a.m.

  1065. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t know, someone posted it earlier and it was like one thousand one hundred something.

  1066. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I would love to get Emmanuel Acho.

  1067. By Mike B. on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    wow with the splash the Niners are making. I guess they want it all this year.

  1068. By Spencer on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    The record is 1,114.

    And what the He|| are we gonna do with Everson Griffin??? He needs to be on the field. If he performs at a high level, then my Jared Allen trade talk will increase 10-fold.

  1069. By Spencer on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Mike, I posted a fake link. You have been April Fool’d!

  1070. By Brad Childress' Mustache on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I say we take Dennard or Barron or Harrison in the second round and wait for the third round to take someone like Toon or Brian Quick at Wide out. Hopefully, Speilman will be able to trade down with Cleveland and essentially swap picks now that Cleveland and a few teams have shown interest in Tannehill. If the Vikes can, they can take Kallil while landing them a third and fourth according to the draft chart. With an extra third, they can grab another DB or wideout, the best one available. Then they can go to town in the fourth round picking up more value – another wide out, db, third down back, OL, LB.

  1071. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I was very surprised to see this…way better than anything I have come up with :)

    By Parody on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Craig – Here’s a little list for you:
    Patriots: Nate Solder, Pick 17, 2011 Draft
    Packers: Bryan Bulaga, Pick 23, 2010 Draft
    Steelers: Maurkice Pouncey, Pick 18, 2010 Draft
    Giants: William Beatty, Pick 60, 2009 Draft
    Cardinals: Levi Brown, Pick 5, 2007 Draft
    Colts: Mike Pollak, Pick 59, 2008 Draft

    All these teams went to the super within 2 years of their selections. The only one that didn’t get a first round lineman was the Giants and Colts, both led by a Manning.

    When we get a Manning quality QB on the team, I’ll change my tune. Until then, we need to give our man a line to give him time to read the field.

  1072. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    Now that is a post that should be repeated and given to our main man Spielman!!!

  1073. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Brad,

    I didn’t agree with the post, but your blog name is hilarious!!!

  1074. By TITUS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s see if we can reach 2,000.

  1075. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    If you check Ponder’s stats vs. some of the top name QBs, he did rather well.
    We can agree on that one!!!

    Spielman’s “he needs to chuck it sooner,” just doesn’t fly in this part of the country!

  1076. By Frederick Jones on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    The only way we’ll reach 2000 posts is if everyone copies at least one of their old posts twice.

    or somtin lack dat!

  1077. By TITUS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, I was cycling out near Lake Waconia and suddenly out of the brush, this big white dog leaps onto the trail, like from nowhere, so I went into high alert and then from the other side a Boxer jumped out– and I looked at that one and he looked like he wanted to chase me.

  1078. By TITUS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    No owner in sight.

  1079. By TITUS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    I can do that a couple dozen times.

  1080. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    What if we trade Everson Griffen to a team with a 3-4 defense to get more picks? Teams might not watnt to give up what we would ask for Jared Allen. His age doesnt help us if we are looking to shop him. Having 22 sacks last year, this might be the best time to trade him.

  1081. By TITUS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I agree Allen might bring a high price right now– just don’t trade him within our division. Maybe the Patriots would like him.

  1082. By Nuck Chorris on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    CLEAN HOUSE!!!!!!!! FIRE ALL THE COACHES AND GENERAL MANAGER!!!!!!!!!

  1083. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Thats the problem all these teams run a 3-4 defense. Bears Lions and Vikings still run a traditional 4-3.

  1084. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings are in no position to switch to a 3-4 this year. We don’t have the quality or depth at LB to justify that. We have good blitzing DEs, perfect for the 4-3 scheme.

  1085. By Lance on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Am i wrong to say this but what about moving griffen to LB?

  1086. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    He would blitz every play if he was a LB. We need LBs that can actually do something against the pass

  1087. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Do you live near Waconia Titus?

  1088. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I’d love to throw Griffen in as the Nickel LB instead of Erin. He has the speed to keep up with the receivers he’d need to cover, and they can also move all across the field in blitzing packages. He’d really be a nightmare for QBs.

  1089. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    GDP – I think Griffen could cover the pass better than last year’s group of WRs. Regardless, if we’re able to improve our DBs this year, wouldn’t it be nice to have 5-guys blitzing the QB more often?

  1090. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    This one time, at football camp, I fractured my finger.

  1091. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    *better than last year’s group of LBs that is.

  1092. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I think I’d feel safer with erin in the nickel instead of Griffen.

  1093. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    How close are we to the record?

  1094. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    GDP – Was a flute involved?

  1095. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    20 to go!

  1096. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I tore my meniscus last year plying football.

  1097. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t recall seeing Erin do anything good in the passing game.

  1098. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Parody- He would be a great situational player you are right. But we have another situational player on the roster and his name is Joe Webb. We are wasting these guy’s talent. Webb should return punts. We need to have one look where Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, Robison, and Griffen are the front four.

  1099. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    The

  1100. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Yea, he had 2 pass deflections last year, which was 2 more than he’s had in any other year in his career. I want to give Griffen a shot and see if he can do better.

  1101. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings

  1102. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    are

  1103. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    As a backup DE, Griffen had 2 pass deflections last year. Definitely appears to have more potential.

  1104. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    a

  1105. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    football

  1106. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

  1107. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    team

  1108. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I just think that Griffen can provide our team with a lot more value than Henderson or Brinkley could. I’d rather see him on the field more often than either of them, but it’s probably not going to happen unless Jared leaves.

  1109. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    We are almost there!!!

  1110. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    KoN – You’re trying too hard. What’s the point of breaking the record if the QB had to lay down for you to accomplish it?

  1111. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I like that Griffen has a high motor too

  1112. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    That was funny Kon

  1113. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    1 Comment away! Ill let someone else have the glory. Goodnight

  1114. By Garrett on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I Want

  1115. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Nice video GDP! I’ve never seen a successful desperation play before, and never seen another play that lasted nearly that long!

    Still, my favorite clip was when the RB got knocked out by the official. He just stuck is arm out there and smacked the kid down. The official didn’t budge his feet when it happened. Talk about a weak runner.

  1116. By Garrett on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    The Record

  1117. By Garrett on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Breaking Comment :)

  1118. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Wow – I guess the record really was meaningful. Now that we broke it, I can’t watch any of the videos anymore!

  1119. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Too slow Garrett – yours met the record, mine broke it! (1115 on my compliment to GDP).

    What do I win?

  1120. By Garrett on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    DANGIT PARODY YOU RUINED IT!!!! Oh well haha

  1121. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    We did it! Yay! Can we get a new blog as a reward?

  1122. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Theres always next blog Garret lol. Good night Vikings Faithful!

  1123. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    How do you know there will be another blog GDP?

  1124. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    LOL KoN – We would have gotten a new blog, but it was obvious you were only trying to break the record with your single word posts, so as punishment, we’re stuck with this one for the next week.

  1125. By Parody on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Well, these pages are taking too long to load now, and my computer keeps complaining that it’s out of memory when they do, so I’m out for the night.

    See y’all when we start after the next record!

  1126. By TITUS on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Time to upgrade from dial-up Parody.

  1127. By Lance on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    is there a character limit in a post?

  1128. By Lance on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    1st Rd – Matt Kalil LT/USC
    Height/weight 6-7/306 Might be the best LT available in he draft in years.
    Will be a pro bowl player at his position for years. Will be a key role in
    the Vikings offense given he stays healthy for 10+ Years. Vikings largest
    need is at LT. No brainer Matt Kalil will be a Viking at the 3rd overall
    pick in the 1st rd.

    2nd Rd – Trumaine Johnson CB/Montana
    Height/weight 6-2/204 Ranked 11 overall In CB’s, However he has played all
    kinds of positions. Johnson even played QB in highschool and passed for
    1800 yards 500 rush yards and 22 TD’s in one year. He also played reciever.
    He was WR switched to CB in college having a very good career. He will fall
    a bit and was ranked 11 because of Height and weight. His skills at pass
    defence and run stuffing has made him perfect fit at SS. The switch will be
    easy. Vikings have a meeting to meet with him as well. Vikings will trade
    down to about the 20th pick in 2nd rd. Switching 2nd’s and picking up an
    extra 3rd rd pick.

    3rd Rd – Chase Minnifield
    Height/weight 5-10/183 Possesses all the skills at CB and fits our system.
    Will give bowman a challenge to compete for a role this year. Vikings will
    choose this young talent at 3rd overall selection in the 3rd.

  1129. By josh k on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    iv been looking at alot of the 2nd round projected WR and i think Mohamed Sanu will be the best receiver available. i would be happy using a #35 on him than the safety Harrison Smith/ best available CB/ILB/RT with our 3rd and 4th rounders

  1130. By KoN on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    Why would we get Trumaine Johnson and convert him to safety when we could take a proven safety in Harrison Smith.

  1131. By Lance on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    I wanted Smith but to be honest after reading about smith… and scout reports he isnt ready. Plus he doesnt have the speed and the pass protection that Johnson would give us. To be honest. watching both of them size wise and they way they tackle is much the same,

    here is the is rest of what i have too

    1st Rd – Matt Kalil LT/USC
    Height/weight 6-7/306 Might be the best LT available in he draft in years.
    Will be a pro bowl player at his position for years. Will be a key role in
    the Vikings offense given he stays healthy for 10+ Years. Vikings largest
    need is at LT. No brainer Matt Kalil will be a Viking at the 3rd overall
    pick in the 1st rd.

    2nd Rd – Trumaine Johnson CB/Montana
    Height/weight 6-2/204 Ranked 11 overall In CB’s, However he has played all
    kinds of positions. Johnson even played QB in highschool and passed for
    1800 yards 500 rush yards and 22 TD’s in one year. He also played WR.
    He was WR switched to CB in college having a very good career. He will fall
    a bit and was ranked 11 because of Height and weight. His skills at pass
    defence and run defence has made him perfect fit at SS. The switch will be
    easy. Vikings have a meeting to meet with him as well. Vikings will trade
    down to about the 20th pick in 2nd rd. Switching 2nd’s and picking up an
    extra 3rd rd pick.

    3rd Rd – Chase Minnifield
    Height/weight 5-10/183 Possesses all the skills at CB and fits our system.
    Will give bowman a challenge to compete for a role this year. Vikings will
    choose this young talent at 3rd overall selection in the 3rd.

    3rd Rd – Juron Criner WR/Arizona
    Height/weight 6-4/215 Criner played well as a frshman, even starting three
    games, but really put his name on the program in the next season turning in
    nine of his 45 catches for 582 yards into scores. As impressive as that
    total was, Criner picked up his play in 2011, enjoying one of the best
    seasons ever by a Wildcat receiver. Criner earned First Team All P@c-10
    with 82 catches for 1,233 yards and 11 touchdowns. We need a tall
    fast reciever. At the mid of 3rd round he is a steal. He will be able to
    compete for a starting role on our horrible WR core and be an impact player
    we are lookng for in the 3rd round.

    4th Rd – Brandon Brooks/Miami(OH)
    Height/weight 6-5/353 The vikings will look to add competition for our OL.
    He could be a starter this year. He will provide depth and positioned to go
    in the mid 3rd round. He may fall I feel due to a lot of talent and lack of
    need of OG. He will be a 4th rd pick at a 3rd grade. Maybe now we can let go
    of Charlie Johnson. Maybe trade Charlie to philly.
    He missed most of the first half of the 2010 season as a junior, but started
    at both left tackle and left guard down the stretch, earning Second Team All
    MAC honors. Brooks started every game in 2011 as a senior (12 starts)
    earning Second Team All-MAC honors for the third consecutive season.

    4th Rd – Dajohn Harris DT/Southern Cal.
    4th Rd – Jerry Franklin ILB/Arkansas
    5th Rd – Lucas Nix OG/Pittsburg
    6th Rd – Blair Walsh K/Georgia
    7th Rd – Tysyn Hartman FS/Kansas State
    7th Rd – Chris Owusu WR/Stanford

    Will add more info on the others this took a lot of time already lol

  1132. By Lance on Apr 1, 2012 | Reply

    plus by adding johnson instead of smith I feel they both would be just as good at SS. Plus johnson has the hands to make that int everytime. That being said Harrison wont be around at the mid to bottom of 2nd. My goal is to make that trade down to get us an extra 3rd rd pick and get criner :)

    see just filling holes and working magic :)

  1133. By Spencer on Apr 2, 2012 | Reply

    YOU GUYS BROKE THE RECORD WITHOUT ME!!!!!!!

  1134. By billmarchetti on Apr 2, 2012 | Reply

    my draft would be-

    1st kalil
    2nd jeffrey
    3rd tru. johnson- think his off field trouble knocks him down a round
    4th- leonard johnson cb iowa st.
    4th- la micheal james rb
    4th audie cole (or tyler nielsen) lb
    5th fortson dt miami
    6th-justin bethel cb
    7th-jaye howard dt fla.
    7th-bullock k texas a&m

    have winfield mentor bethel and l johnson get rid of asher allen PLEASE!!!!! re-sign abdullah or get vet safety to teach t. johnson the ropes. I for one don’t think vikes need a guard lets develop love and fusco. degeare should bounce back and berger and scwartz are nice swing lineman, don’t really see a need. James ,Harvin and jeffrey with rudolph and carlson at te I see making of a great young offense. Cole is going to be a steal,greenway is slipping in coverage so adding another lb would not surprise me.

  1135. By Kyler on Apr 2, 2012 | Reply

    The vikings should give my friend at look at Running back to try to make the team! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYClnk79Iw4&feature=share Here is the link to his NFL regional combine

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