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Vikings Set 2012 Preseason Dates and Times

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on April 13, 2012 – 10:17 am

Earlier this month the NFL announced who each team would play in the upcoming preseason and which week of the preseason said games would take place, but not dates and times.

Now, at least from a Vikings perspective, everything is official. The team will kick off the preseason by traveling to San Francisco for a game against the defending NFC West Champion 49ers on August 10 at 8 p.m. CT. They will then return for a pair of home games against the Buffalo Bills on August 17 at 7 p.m. CT and the San Diego Chargers on August 24 at 7 p.m. The Vikings will wrap up their preseason schedule by traveling to Houston for a game against the Texans on August 30 at 6 p.m. CT.


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774 Responses to “Vikings Set 2012 Preseason Dates and Times”

  1. By hognuts on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    First!

  2. By D Anthony on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Second!

  3. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    13 more days till Kalil becomes a Viking.

  4. By Derrick.G on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil Kalil Kalil! And hes there at the draft party too!

  5. By Derrick.G on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    The tag cloud is getting cluttered again….Heath Farwell, Darrell Bevell, Sidney Rice, Chester Taylor…..

  6. By KR Percy Harvin WR on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Ahh please be an improvement this season please I hope we go at least 5-11.

  7. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Protecting Ponder is priority no. 1. Then the back end of the defence. Followed by a Wr.

  8. By KR Percy Harvin WR on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    And we need to build on our defense so our opponents dont go up 35-3 and Ponder doesn’t have as big of a responsibility to bring us back.

  9. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    If the Vikings want to trade down do it in the second round. Trade down to the Phins or Chiefs and pick up a extra 3rd round pick. If the Phins miss Tannehill they may target Weedon and the Chiefs may want him also. That way S Harrison Smith would be a better value. Smith should be the pick even if the FO can’t trade down.

  10. By DRS on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    NFL to allow limited casino ads in programs, local broadcasts and stadiums in 2012 and 2013 Article by: Associated Press Updated: April 12, 2012 – 4:44 PM

    NEW YORK – The NFL will allow teams to accept advertisements for casinos and other state-licensed gambling-related establishments during the next two seasons.

    Those ads can appear only in game programs, on local radio broadcasts and in the upper bowl and inner concourses of stadiums.

    The league told the 32 clubs on Thursday that the change in policy will allow such advertising on a limited basis from casinos in their markets. After the subject was discussed at last month’s owners meetings, the league reviewed how other sports handle casino advertising, did fan research, analyzed likely impact of recent gambling-related legislative developments and surveyed all 32 franchises.

    “We remain steadfast in our opposition to the proliferation of gambling on NFL games,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said. “There is a distinction between accepting advertising in a limited fashion and gambling on the outcome of our games.”

    No employees of the NFL and its teams, including players and coaches, can endorse or appear in any advertisements for any form of gambling.

    Previously, teams have been permitted to accept advertising for horse and dog racing tracks, for municipal lotteries and off-track betting organizations, provided they offer no betting schemes based on actual sporting events; to enter into sponsorship agreements with municipal lotteries, provided the lottery offers no games based on actual sporting events; and to accept advertising for the city of Las Vegas, provided such advertisements contain no references to or depictions of gambling or casinos.

    Under Thursday’s change, any entity being advertised can’t have a sports book or accept or promote gambling of actual sporting events other than horse or dog racing. In the case of facilities with multiple locations, some of which include a sports book or otherwise accept or promote gambling on actual sporting events, the advertisements “must clearly and prominently advertise the locations that do not have a sports book and do not otherwise accept or promote gambling on actual sporting events. No reference to any of the locations that do have them is permitted.

    All advertisements must include a responsible gambling message. The advertisers must agree to contribute funds to the league’s gambling education and other related programs.

    No naming rights or programming sponsorships can be sold to casinos or gambling-related entities.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/nfl/147224585.html

    ———————————————————————————————–

    Mike W. How will this affect the Vikings new stadium

  11. By DRS on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    The gambling issue worries me, a lot of people are 100% against gambling, others are for no new taxes, while others do not like giving welfare to millionaires, I fear to many are against the stadium for the legislatures to pass the bill, but who knows.

  12. By DRS on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    The NFL has a rule about gambling and casinos, it makes me wonder if the Vikings can get their financing in lieu of the NFL rules on gambling and casinos

  13. By DRS on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    I have a great fear that Minnesota will drop the ball and let the Vikings move to LA as they did with the Lakers. Minnesota is the king of states in trying to go cheep, and then they wonder why they are not considered one of the top tier states in sports.

  14. By DRS on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings Draft Targets 2012: Guard Senio KelemeteApr 12th, 2012 at 2:41 pm by danzinskiDraftHome » Vikings » Draft » Vikings Draft Targets 2012: Guard Senio Kelemete Nov 5, 2011; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies offensive tackle Senio Kelemete (56) during the game against the Oregon Ducks at Husky Stadium. Oregon defeated Washington 34-17. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

    All the talk this offseason has been about the tackle position but the Vikings are also in the market for inside offensive line talent. One guard prospect currently getting attention from the Vikings is Senio Kelemete of Washington. Kelemete played both tackle and guard for the Huskies but his size and body type will limit him to playing inside in the NFL. Kelemete played at 285 his senior season but according to DraftInsider.net he’s bulked up to 305 thanks to a pre-draft weight training regimen.

    http://blog.vikings.com/2012/04/12/a-closer-look-notre-dame-s-harrison-smith/#comment-167315

  15. By DRS on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Oh well, I do have to be going for now, have fun everyone

  16. By PurplHaze on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

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  17. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    If the Vikings do trade down in the 2nd and pick up a extra 3rd they could draft. LT Kalil R1, R2 S Harrison Smith, R3 WR Brian Quick(may be a reach but could be the best Wr in this draft), R3 CB Josh Norman, R4 DT Mike Martin, 1stCR4 OT/G Tom Compton, 2ndCR4 WR A.J. Jenkins, R5 LB Audie Cole, R6 CB/PR/KR Cliff Harris, R7 Kicker, R7 BPA. About 5 of the guys were at the Senior Bowl and last year a decent amount of the draft picks played there.

  18. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook vs Randy Moss and Michael Crabtree? Cant wait.

  19. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Not sure what round Kelemete has as a grade but he is good and with his added weight could be a very good RG.

  20. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Wobbs…

    Interested in setting up a blog the night before the draft for us…Some of your blog faithful on here want to guess the Vikings picks in every round…On the nights before the rounds being picked…On nights…

    April 25,26,and 27…

    Wasn’t it Shawn that came up with this idea ???….

  21. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Cook should have a very good workout this preseason going against some of the best Wrs in the Nfl. Moss and Johnson should be a very good test. Should be fun to watch.

  22. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Both Johnsons forgot about Stevie.

  23. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    The OLine will also be getting a workout facing Mario Williams(Bills), Brooks Reed and JJ Watt(Texans), Aldon Smith, Justin Smith, and Patrick Willis(49ers). The Charger should be easier on them being as they don’t have a elite pass rusher.

  24. By PurplHaze on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    It’s a pre-season game against the 9ers. You guys really think Cook’s gonna play in that game? They may save him for the 3rd or 4th PS game because they already know his value. Not so with the FA aquisitions.

  25. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    They usually play a couple series the first two games. Its not a lot but going against some of the better Wrs in the league will give him some valuable experiance.

  26. By KoN on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    I wonder if, with all of the connections they have to the Colts, the Vikes could possibly have suggested that Irsay send out that tweet?

  27. By KoN on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    NFL.com list ranking all of the head coaches, can you guess where leslie is ranked?

    http://www.nfl.com/photoessays/09000d5d82849b56?module=HP11_cp#photo=1

  28. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    An interesting safety prospect is Brandon Hardin played for Oregon or Oregon St. He broke a bone in his shoulder so he didn’t really play this year. He was very good till the injury ocurred. Not sure where his stock is but likely a mid-late round.

  29. By sandiamond on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    fast fact: since 2007 12 of the 14 teams picking up front in the draft have selected a player from pre-visits. We have Kalil,Martin and Amini tackles in so far. Nice work by the vikings staff

  30. By Parody on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    KoN – I guessed Frazier would be #28. Pretty surprised just how close I was!

  31. By Parody on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Hopefully this team turns things around this year and pushes Frazier up in the rankings.

  32. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    If you would have asked me yesterday…What were the chances the Vikings take Kalil with the 3rd pick…I would have said 90% chance of that happening…

    Today I would say a 50-50 split…More intrigue here…

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2012/04/13/floyd-kirkpatrick-to-visit-winter-park-next-week/

  33. By sandiamond on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    OTK we already knew thet covet Kirkpatrick and Floyd so wonder what the thinking is behind Poe? middle 1st round trade or slipping to 35

  34. By Frederick Jones on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    :) :) :) :) :)

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  35. By Frederick Jones on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Offensive Linemen have to possess great footwork and agility. As the game gets faster and stronger, it takes more and more skill and strength to make holes for a running back, or protect a quarterback on a pass play. Footwork is one of the most important aspects of this.

  36. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    It seems Spielman is bringing in players that might be available around the middle of the first round area…

    I see 2 teams wanting the services of Kalil big time…

    The Rams and the Eagles…

    Both teams have 2 second round picks they could deal…Both have a major need at LT…

    Let the bidding wars begin…This is where I believe any interest is in the 3rd pick overall…Not Tannehill…

  37. By Frederick Jones on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    By the way Hognuts finished First today!

  38. By KoN on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Just because they’re bringing guys in doesn’t necessarily mean anything. I’m sure they want to get a good look at these guys in case they trade back. They’ve already had Kalil in for a visit so there is no reason to assume that these visits mean anything.

  39. By iaVIKE on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    KoN – Wow, they put frazier after a guy who hasn’t even had a season as head coach in Philbin? and right before other newbies? kinda harsh

  40. By vikings4seven on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    3rd pick of the 2012 NFL draft Matt Kalil to the LA Vikings. How Ironic!

  41. By Frederick Jones on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    “We are offensive linemen, part of the o-line. Five guys working as a unit within the football team to establish the tempo and demeanor of the game. Our job description doesn’t sound fun, interesting or flashy, nor should it.

    Those who know football know the game is won or lost in the trenches, along the line. We start the play and if we are good we finish it. We are the O-Line, we set the examples, we “LEAD FROM THE FRONT.”
    — Grey Ruegamer(Offensive lineman for the New York Giants)

  42. By sandiamond on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    The visits do have a meaning just look at the stats since 2007, plus wobs and co are hush,hush about it. They know a lot better than we do who might be on the board for selction when the pick comes up

  43. By KoN on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    I said they don’t NECESSARILY mean anything, Sandiamond. There is a chance that the vikings may trade back and take one of these guys, that is why they are visiting with them. It odes not mean, however, that they will LIKELY trade back and take one of these guys.

  44. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    I’m think the Eagles would even throw a 3rd round pick in also for a sweetener in a deal…

    If the Vikings would trade Webb in the deal also to back up fragile M Vick…

  45. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Leslie is a terrible coach, I for one am not surprised where hes ranked. I doubt he gets the best out of his players and personally I think hes way too timid.

  46. By sandiamond on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    covering the basics of a trade down selection of course I understand that. No need to shake it off like it has no meaning

  47. By Frederick Jones on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    From BruinsNation March 30, 2012

    I’ve said it before in my previous O Line previews; offensive success goes how the OL goes. The best running backs can’t run where there are no holes. The best quarterbacks can’t throw if they are on their backs looking at the sky.

    Conversely, running backs who are making first contact 4 yards down field will gash defenses, and QB’s with clean jerseys put up big numbers. A dominant offensive line will control the game and put up points, which in turn makes the opponent play from behind and helps our defense.

  48. By charliewest40 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Reiff and a slug o picks….Reiff and a slug o picks…Reiff and a slug o picks !!!!!

  49. By Frederick Jones on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    Leslie Frazier will show you he has the HEART of a VIKING this year!!!

  50. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, he is a dam good defensive coordinator, but a rather mediocre head coach IMO. I doubt players enjoy playing for him.

  51. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    So is Charlie Johnson pretty much guaranteed to start at left guard?

  52. By PurplHaze on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think theres a guarantee, Spencer. Certainly not based on last years performance.

    I think the only reason anybody believes that, is because he has starting experience. But at this point, I think there are as many guarantees on the O-line as there are in the secondary!

  53. By PurplHaze on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Sully and Loadholt are the only linemen I would say will likely start in the fall

  54. By sandiamond on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Well said Haze!

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/29/2012-draft-visits-and-workout-tracker/

  55. By Frederick Jones on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    Did you ever have a winning season as a coach? Did you ever have a losing season as a coach?

    Coaching is not what you think. It is very complex.

    Winning is a great deodorant!

    You cannot make a chicken salad out of chicken manure!

  56. By Frederick Jones on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    Frazier STARTED a college program, and in just a few short years produced a winner!

    This guy is a magnet for players!!!

  57. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Cwest…Reiff might very well come into play…

    This is where open discussions with the Eagles could work out well for both the Eagles and the Vikings…

    If the Eagles put in a solid offer on the table…The best deal they want to offer…And the Rams come up with a better deal than the Eagles come draft day…

    The Vikings could have a plan B ready for the Eagles if they wanted Reiff if they lose out on Kalil…

    The Eagles would not give up both of their second round picks like they might have for Kalil…But maybe one of them…and a later pick…They still could have something about Webb still in a deal at that point also…Maybe a future draft pick next year or something like that…

  58. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    This guy is a magnet for players????Yes, because in the off-season every FA were just dying to come play here..

  59. By sandiamond on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    We don’t need a freakin RT in the 1st round! good heavens

  60. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer…If the Vikings did trade down to the middle of the first round area…I think they might very well take O-lineman Cordy Glen…

    The Vikings loved coaching this kid at the senior bowl…He played well at T and guard positions…

  61. By PurplHaze on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    WE NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! WE NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
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    WE NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! WE NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
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    WE NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! WE NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!

  62. By Shawn on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer … for a young guy it comes down to money. For a veteran it comes down to winning and money helps. Vjax, Garcon, BCarr, and the rest were overpaid.

    During Chilly’s last year Jared Allen was dogging it and when Frazier took over Jared Allen and everyone started playing better … Chilly was 3-7 using more 1st stringers and Frazier went 3-3 with 3rd stringers. The last 2 years have had like 10 guys on IR.

    Shannahan was a “GREAT COACH” when he had a talented Bronco team but he sux on an un-talented Redskin team.

    Our team sux …. other than about 7 guys there is no talent on this team.

    Sully
    Jared Allen
    Peterson
    Percy
    Winfield
    KWilliams
    Greenway

    then nothing

    I could still name more than 7 talented guys from any 2 time super bowl winner back to the mid 80s

  63. By Frederick Jones on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    OTK,

    I hope you are not suggesting trading a 1st round pick for 2nd and 3rd rounders!

    We need Kalil.

  64. By Frederick Jones on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    Good point. Any coach will stink with a bad team, and conversely win with a good team.

    Getting the right players is what it’s all about!!!

  65. By PurplHaze on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Surprised you don’t have Kluwe in that list, Shawn!

  66. By Shawn on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    If the Vikings move down and take Reiff … it could be because he starts at LT in 2012 and if Loadholt doesnt play better they may not resign him. This is Loadholts contract year and Reiff could then slide to the right side.

    Or Reiff may just be the greatest LT in the history of the NFL … after all it is the draft and nobody really knows

  67. By charliewest40 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    OTK….for all we know the vikes may have thought thru out the 2011 season that Reilly Reiff was the Left Tackle to covet. I don’t think we wanted to have the lousiest enough record to qualify for Kalil. And up until the combine I think Kalil was out of reach (rams) then RG3 did his thing and Kalil really dropped to us. So maybe we’ve scouted Reiff to the extent that were convinced he will be a “very good left tackle”.

    Reiff and a boat load of picks makes sense to me ????????

  68. By Frederick Jones on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    WE NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! WE NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    WE NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! WE NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    WE NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! WE NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
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    by Purpl Haze, et al

  69. By Shawn on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    PurplHaze … LOL cant believe I forgot Kluwe. He’s my favorite punter.

  70. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Fred…If a trade happens…This is what I think the Vikings will have for draft picks…

    1 ….first round pick…Ranging from the 6th to 15th pick area…

    2….3 second round picks…ranging from the 33 to 51 area…

    3….1 or 2 picks in the 3rd round…

    4….3…4th round picks…

    5….1…5th round..

    6….1 …6th round…

    7….2 …7th round…

    Best guess if the Vikings would trade the 3rd pick overall….

  71. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, you also forgot another member in the secondary whose name escapes me…..

  72. By PurplHaze on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    He’s the BEST PLACEMENT PUNTER IN THE NFL!!! Opposing teams HATE Kluwe!

  73. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Can Demarcus Love play RT? We drafted him as a LT.

  74. By Shawn on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Bill Parcells was a great coach on a talented Giants team

    Bill Parcells was so so on a so so Cowboy team

  75. By Shawn on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Bill Walsh was a GREAT COACH on a talented 49er team

    Bill Walsh was AWFUL COACH with an awful Panthers team

  76. By sandiamond on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Reiff was sluggish and disappointing at the his pro-day and few scouts believe he is capable of playing LT early in the nfl. Eliminate the bullsh$t guessing game and pick KALIL!!

  77. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Normally I like my players to be loud and flamboyant, but with Kluwe I just wish he would shut the he|| up. Behind the keyboard he talks like a big man, but on the field he tackles like a p|_|ssy.

  78. By Shawn on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Bill Bilichek was a BAD COACH with a bad Browns team

    Bill Belichik was is the greatest coach ever with a great Patriots team

    I spelled Bilichik 3 ways because who really know how to spell it ?

  79. By PurplHaze on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, I call B S!!!

  80. By Parody on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – You’re worried about a punter’s tackling ability? I would much prefer a punter who can land the ball 5-yards out of bounds 50-yards downfield than one who has trouble getting it 40-yards down the field at any portion but tackles like a pro-bowl linebacker.

  81. By Parody on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    No fair PurplHaze – I wanted to call BS first!

  82. By PurplHaze on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    YOU TELL ‘EM, SAN!!!

  83. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    He could at least put up a decent attempt when he tries to bring down the returner.

  84. By PurplHaze on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!

  85. By Parody on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn – I agree, it’s so tough learning how to spell a guy’s name when it’s spattered all over the news…

  86. By sandiamond on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    In 2 weeks all these other players getting drafted by other teams won’t mean a hill a beans to us. Look forward to the new guys in purple&gold!!

  87. By PurplHaze on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    I’m sad to see the Vikes aren’t meeting with Rueben Randle! :-(

  88. By Shawn on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Parody shuddup …. :)

  89. By Frederick Jones on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

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  90. By charliewest40 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Good news !! Todd McShay thinks 7 QBs will be drafted in the 1st 2 rounds !
    WoooHooo

  91. By PurplHaze on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    By the way, Brandon Hardin is projected 4th round (125th overall) at FS.

  92. By Frederick Jones on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    :)

    Offensive Linemen have to possess great footwork and agility. As the game gets faster and stronger, it takes more and more skill and strength to make holes for a running back, or protect a quarterback on a pass play. Footwork is one of the most important aspects of this.

  93. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    I do not want ANY of those scenarios that I have written today to happen…Because I am TOTALLY with Haze and Fred when I say….

    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!

    ; )

  94. By PurplHaze on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Welcome Back, OT!!!

  95. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Now that this Tannehill scrub is getting all the attention, its time for Spielmen to “fall in love” with Kalil..

  96. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Haze…Not sure..Have the Vikings ever had their second round sleeper picks come in for visits ???

    RUEBEN RANDLE !!!!….#35 !!!!

  97. By Shawn on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    ***** PEOPLE *****

    Im with everyone else …

    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!

  98. By PurplHaze on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Illoka is HUGE for a FS! 6’4″, 225 lbs.! Daaaaaaayyyyyyyuuuuuuummmmmmm!

  99. By PurplHaze on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    *Iloka

  100. By PurplHaze on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Nothing to do but wait and see, OT. :-)

  101. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    OT- Please dont tell me youre on the R.Randle bandwagon too?

  102. By Shawn on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    > 2 Weeks

  103. By Shawn on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    13 Days

  104. By Shawn on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    312 hours

  105. By PurplHaze on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    We’re gonna convert you too, Spencer!

  106. By Shawn on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    If Randle gets arrested … Spencer will love him

  107. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer…

    Randle can catch the ball with his hands !!! Watch the tape on him…The guy has hands like glue..And runs a low 4.4 49 yd dash…6′-3’…
    212 lbs area…And physical….

    He is a STEAL if he falls to #35 !!!

  108. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    *40 yd dash

  109. By Frederick Jones on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    ****

    Offensive Linemen have to possess great footwork and agility. As the game gets faster and stronger, it takes more and more skill and strength to make holes for a running back, or protect a quarterback on a pass play. Footwork is one of the most important aspects of this.

  110. By charliewest40 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Alright Reiff was a bul1sh1t idea.

    Kalil at 3 !!!!!!!

  111. By sandiamond on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    OTK why are u lost when it comes to Randle? major burn up of the 2nd pick if it happens. Hel ll fire we can just pick up Peterson TE (6’3) LSU(4-5 round) and get the same blocking ability and production

  112. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, I dont love criminals…if theyre not talented.

  113. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Randle gets uncanny separation for a big guy..He get physical with corners on the line…And blocks well down the field…Once Randle is even…
    Randle is leavin !!…

    Randle is the complete package…Randle did alright this season…Even with a poor QB situation at LSU…

    There are 2 WR’s that might fall into the top of the second round…And there isn’t a team out there talking about either one…Hoping for a chance to draft them…

    R Randle is one…The other is S Hill… Both of these guys will be special WR’s in the NFL…

  114. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Cwest…Reiff is not a bad idea…If drafted in the right spot round one..

    I like Iowa O-lineman…Good very good coaches down there…

  115. By sandiamond on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    OTK wake up and smell the coffee! just like round 3 you know the value of spill-over 2nd rounders. Randle is just an average pick in the second round!

  116. By aaron rodgers on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Why do the vikings suck so much at life? Why does anyone in Minnesota care?

    They are going to play in LA next season anyhow and you little girls will sit at home Sundays howling and crying and relieving it all by pullin’ your puds.

  117. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Rueben Randle is ranked #33 overall C B S sports…

    How does that make him a middle second round pick ???…

    #48 would be middle of the second round area…

  118. By iaVIKE on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Good one cheese d1ck….. Why are you on this site if we’re such little girls? Don’t have a girlfriend/ wife? maybe that’s why…. gotta sit on the internet and try to pick up “little girls”

  119. By iaVIKE on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Rodgers, maybe you should look into this broad…..she will still most likely turn ya down but it’s worth a shot for someone like you ….

    http://now.msn.com/living/0413-woman-demands-sex.aspx

  120. By vikesfan12 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Makes kinda wonder why the Eagles and Rams would give up so much for Kalil? Maybe because he is the best O lineman prospect in years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Kalil
    Smith
    Quick

  121. By vikesfan12 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Hey discount double choke work on your gag reflex!!!!!

  122. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry everyone…He to leave for awhile…There was a strong smell of rotten cheddar that found its way into our blog site…I was getting nauseous from its smell…

    Doing better…Seems to be gone now…Nothing worse than rotten Wisconsin cheese-heads…

  123. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    *had to leave

  124. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Man the right side of the line is massive. How is Ponder gonna see over Schwartz and Loadholt??

  125. By Mike R. on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Was someone just talking about a punter?

    Check out Anson Kelton from TCU

    His height and weight is like a linebacker!!!

  126. By Mike R. on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    I know OL and CB are positions of need but here are some CB-S players to consider also in later rounds

    Sensabaugh (sandiamond in the rough)
    Neiko Thorpe (but needs to up his bench press
    Big time!)
    RJ Blanton
    Tramain Thomas
    Sean Richardson

  127. By Mike R. on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Winston Guy (played S-LB)
    Derrius Brooks

  128. By sandiamond on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Mike R….move over Mr. Landry, we got the jack!

    photo/1

  129. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Ripped as f-ck but cant play safety for a lick. He blew so many coverages last year.

    Once we get another safety his a$$ is going back to special teams.

  130. By Mike R. on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond

    D@mn…lol

  131. By sandiamond on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    There are no SS’s to compete with Sanford in the draft. I can’t can’t say it but just some many times……………..

  132. By Mike R. on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    I stiill remember Alabama-Vandy game this past year. If it wasn’t for 2 missed Vandy FGs in first half, it wouldn’t have been shutout/blowout. Vandy held their own with S Richardson and CB Heyward. But eventually Richardson finally got 100 yards in game

  133. By Countdown to Draft on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    THIS should be our 1st & 2nd pick

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d8284ad28/article/tworound-mock-draft-no-quarterbacks-taken-in-second-round?module=HP11_cp

  134. By DRS on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium plan goes before third House panel Monday
    Posted by: Mike Kaszuba under Funding, Minnesota legislature, Minnesota state senators, Republicans, State budgets Updated: April 13, 2012 – 4:06 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings’ quest for a new publicly-funded stadium will go before a third House panel on Monday.

    With the Legislature returning from a 10-day spring break, the $975 million stadium proposal will be heard by the House Government Operations and Elections Committee on Monday evening. The 15-member panel could be a stiff test for the project because it is chaired by Rep. Joyce Peppin, R-Rogers, who has said she prefers a voter referendum on the stadium.

    Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, the chief House author of stadium legislation, said Friday the stadium has “significant support” on the panel, which includes nine Republicans. “I would not hazard any kind of projection” on an outcome, he said however.

    But Lanning said that, with the project likely to also face notable opposition, he was hoping for a strategy that would gingerly move the controversial stadium plan forward.

    “The best we could hope for probably is a voice vote. Hopefully, it would be a voice vote,” said Lanning. He said a voice vote, which would not require legislators to individually record their votes, would allow the panel to avoid a definitive vote in order “to see this thing keep moving.”

    Lanning however said he did not know whether Peppin and the panel would agree to a voice vote.

    The House Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee, which heard the stadium plan two weeks ago, similarly passed the project on a voice vote.

    With time ticking away before the Legislature adjourns in the coming weeks, the Vikings stadium plan faces an uphill climb. Although the project has passed two House committees, it has yet to be approved by a Senate panel.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/147371875.html

  135. By Frederick Jones on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    ___________________________________________________________________

    “We are offensive linemen, part of the o-line. Five guys working as a unit within the football team to establish the tempo and demeanor of the game. Our job description doesn’t sound fun, interesting or flashy, nor should it. Those who know football know the game is won or lost in the trenches, along the line. We start the play and if we are good we finish it. We are the O-Line, we set the examples, we “LEAD FROM THE FRONT.”
    — Grey Ruegamer(Offensive lineman for the New York Giants)
    ___________________________________________________________________

  136. By hognuts on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    has anyone seen quinton coples brand on his left arm? oooooooooooooooowwwwwwww!!!

  137. By hognuts on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    take that back…both arms

  138. By hognuts on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=tvF&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1366&bih=612&tbm=isch&tbnid=nTBAkP2kJ6IGpM:&imgrefurl=http://www.dawgsbynature.com/2012/3/3/2843306/with-the-seventh-pick-in-the-2012-dawgs-by-nature-mock-draft-the&docid=vKftb2iWyQzxUM&imgurl=http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2012/02/27/18/35/17YOBk.St.138.jpg&w=624&h=415&ei=svWIT8fZJsXL2QW775HtCQ&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=370&sig=116162229222495471234&page=1&tbnh=128&tbnw=171&start=0&ndsp=22&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:0,i:78&tx=97&ty=58

  139. By hognuts on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    gross….let’s get him…he’s tough

  140. By PurplHaze on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Casserly has Randle going late in the first already (#26 to the Texans to line up on the other side of AJ!) … Why is everybody hating on Rueben? The guy has all the skills to be not just good, but GREAT in the NFL! Put down your willies and pay attention!!!

  141. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    I think we have one of the least attractive cheer-squads in the league…some of these pics are just horrendous.

    Look at #10, and #29…is this some sort of joke?

    http://www.vikings.com/cheerleaders/voting/2012/list.html

  142. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Fits the team. Terrible.

  143. By PurplHaze on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Aarf Aarf, Spencer… GAG!!!

  144. By hognuts on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    12 men in the huddle?!?! Are you kidding me Chilly? 12 men in the huddle?!?!!!!!!!!!

  145. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

  146. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

  147. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

  148. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    We need a dominant line.

  149. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    We need a dominant cheerleading team.

  150. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    I’m willing to recruit for that.

  151. By Parody on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – 10 and 29 were the only dogs you could identify in that group? I thought 29 didn’t look half bad compared to the other “girls” in her row. Still, not exactly cheerleader material. Most of them look like they’re in their late 30s or older (12 easliy could have seen half a century by now). The only thing most of them have going for them is that they still work out and starve themselves, so still have a firm stomach, and can maybe find themselves a flattering push-up top. Outside of that, it’s all rather unappealing.

  152. By KoN on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t have a very good feeling about Randle, I don’t know what it is, but I feel like he’s going to flop.

  153. By Parody on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    But I agree about #10. Something about her chin makes it look like she escaped from a Stephen King novel.

  154. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    WTF is on Quinton Coples arm? Did he brand himself? Sh-ts disgusting. You guys probably have already seen it, but I just saw it today.

    http://cdn0.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/3494982/140082998_extra_large.jpg

  155. By Parody on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    KoN – I feel the same way. I can’t put my finger on it, but Randle just gives me the impression of a player who is going to be a #3 WR during the highlight of his career.

  156. By Parody on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – Looks like Coples is begging the Colts to select him instead of Luck!

    Can only hope it pays off. Just think of the value of our pick if Luck or RG3 is still there…

  157. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Lol Parody. But hypothetically…..if RG3 were to fall to us, would you draft him?

  158. By Parody on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    RG3? No. He might be an upgrade over Ponder, but not enough to justify drafting him instead of another area of need. I would look for the trade value there. I might take a stab at Luck though.

  159. By Parody on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    All hypothetical, cause there’s no chance that either one of them lasts past the 2nd pick.

  160. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Yea, but its always fun to imagine. Personally I wouldnt draft RG3 either. I want to give Ponder and Webb another shot first.

  161. By Parody on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    Ha! I just saw the three stooges movie tonight, and now they’re playing the old show on AMC. What are the odds?

  162. By Spencer on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    I dont know if i’ll watch the 3 stooges remake. I love the originals too much. Remakes dont really work for me.

  163. By Parody on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    They did a pretty good job of keeping the movie true to the original. The actors really studied up on their characters, and they used all the old sound effects and even mixed in the intermission screens.

    The only thing that bugged me was how they talked about the three, “Moe Larry and Curly”. Seemed to be the wrong order to me, I always remember Moe being the last one mentioned in the group.

  164. By Parody on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    I must have been a young kid the last time I saw the stooges, on Saturday morning TV. I saw enough of it back then to recall how they’re supposed to be when I went to the movie, and now I’m confirming that my memory held up well. The differences are so miniscule, you’d almost guess that they’re the same actors.

  165. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Parody…So right…It is supposed to be Larry,Curly, and Moe…

    There is a remake of a children’s book coming out…Wouldn’t it sound just a little weird if it was called…”Gretel and Hansel”

    We would like to thank all you beautiful ladies for dropping by to try out for the cheerleader squad in group 1 through 50…We will let you know by mail if you have been excepted…Goodbye for now…

    PLEASE send in group 51-100 !!!…In other words NEXT !!!!

  166. By iaVIKE on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Guys guys guys….comeon………………they have grandkids to support too…. :)

  167. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    what? where is nova…. these gals are right down our alley

  168. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Actually Parody…That was a pretty big error on the part of the people in charge..Introducing them in that order…

    Because back in the day..While Moe the oldest was not much more intellegent than Larry or Curly…But being the oldest he was in charge and was very polite when it came to introductions…

    Moe always introduced his younger brothers in order first…Larry being the youngest of the group of brothers…

  169. By iaVIKE on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    sand – Even #20?

  170. By Meekay on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    After a minute or so of looking at those pictures they all started to look like the Joker to me.

  171. By iaVIKE on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    #30*

  172. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    ……And the worst part is that im willing to bet the cheerleaders were asked to choose what they thought was their best picture…

  173. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Somebody needs to be fired. This is absolutely pathetic. Is that the best the state of Minnesota has to offer?

  174. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I can see those cheerleaders running out through of the tunell now on game day…

    And a song being blasted over the loudspeakers inside the stadium…

    “Who let the dogs out !!…woof !..woof !…woof! “

  175. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    iaVike #20 too young but nova would like #30,39 and 48
    I like #12 and 51

  176. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Lol 0T.

  177. By iaVIKE on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Im hopin the already have the squad picked out and we’re just voting on a couple back ups or somethin

  178. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Feel safe.iaVike….Under the pictures it says..”auditioning cheerleader”…

    They are not part of the final squad…At least not yet…lol

  179. By PurplHaze on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    VIKES … DRAFT KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES … DRAFT KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES … DRAFT KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES … DRAFT KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES … DRAFT KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES … DRAFT KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES … DRAFT KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES … DRAFT KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES … DRAFT KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES … DRAFT KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!

  180. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    oops meant #36 for nova #39 too young
    Now there’s a gal for spence #34 emily!

  181. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil2012 !!!….

    Draft me Rick Spielman !!!…I can get the job done in Mn !!…If I can’t do it alone…I will have my Dad and brother help us out…

    My whole family plays football…

    My mother can even be a cheerleader that looks better than the one auditioning for the Vikings squad right now !!!…

    Do it for me…OTKalil…And my family !!!…. ; )

  182. By iaVIKE on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    hahaha OTK, nice. “My sister’s the same size as me and she could try out for the squad” Im thinkin #1 is the best of the group

  183. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    http://thevikingage.com/2012/04/14/vikings-draft-targets-2012-defensive-tackle-dontari-poe/

  184. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I still have a hard time saying who might be the best looking cheerleader in the group…

    Or even a category to place that girl in…

    Maybe…”Best of show” ???….

  185. By Viking33 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    If we trade our pick to get more picks what do we really miss out on, a LT that is incredibly above average?? Is Kalil really worth picking that much over the other 2 LT’s that also will go in the First round, I don’t think so. Trade the pick Spielman, if you can get more bang for your buck, do it all day long.

  186. By PurplHaze on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Viking33 … YES, KALIL IS WORTH IT!

    Take 2 maybes, and up with one of them being OK? Or pick a GUARANTEED READY FOR THE NFL LT in Kalil? I’ll take Kalil hands down!!!

  187. By PurplHaze on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    *and end up

  188. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    very good RD 6 article here:

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/147430255.html

  189. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Lol Sandiamond, #34? Shes a joke. And OT, there is no “best” one out of that group.

  190. By iaVIKE on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Yah it’s gotta be Kalil. If Spielman p a s s e s on him he’d better get every other pick in the draft right. Hopefully a #3 pick in the draft only comes along once in a blue moon, and when it does you need to do it right

  191. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Really will be interesting to see what Spielman does…A few days ago I thought Kalil was a lock to be the pick…

    I think Kalil still should be…But can see the value of the slot at draft at 3 increasing every day now…

    I didn’t think the 3 slot would even draw this much attention during the entire draft…Let alone this early…

  192. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    First the football team couldnt get attractive free-agents, now the cheerleading team cant get an attractive squad?

  193. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    haha picking on you spence. #1 hands down hottie! vote for Missy

  194. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I like #6…it looks like she would do dirty things to you.

  195. By iaVIKE on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    OTK – Just saw an article this morning talking about how many offers Cleveland is getting from teams interested in Tennehill and Richardson. Some are sayin #4 is the key to the draft now, not us at #3

  196. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond…

    Hope Fred catches the line on D Love…He wants these young puppy O-lineman to come in day one and start…Very rarely does that happen…But even then Fusco had a good showing when filling in last season….And D Love is a beast…Hope he is getting ready to make a splash this year also…

    Kalil is a rare OT that can come in day one and start…He won’t be sitting on the roster 3 years with a learning curve to deal with…But he still needs to develop into a full grown man yet…But will play at an elite level while growing into the position…

    Kalil is the man…Spielman..

    Do the right thing and draft this man among boys !!!

  197. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    iaVike….

    I heard a cute saying the other day…And it was dead on about who is in the best position in the draft….

    “The only way the Browns get the chance to drive this car…Is if the Vikings hand them the keys”…nuff said…. ; )

  198. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    yep, If a team wants the best runningback in the league since AD, then talk to Zigi the Biggie

  199. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    #6 and #37 spence= prep cheerleaders, perfect

  200. By Viking33 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil is not a walk off home run of a pick – no one is. I would rather have more good quality picks at getting a great player, rather than having only one chance at it. Oh, and pass on DT Poe – he looks like the Kung fu Panda and seems to have same work ethic.

  201. By Viking33 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    #19 and #50 My Winners – But it does appear that they all “Work Out”! Ahh, whatever, just toss me in the middle of that Group shot at the end and I will die a happy dude!!

  202. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Who will have the most ints next year?

  203. By iaVIKE on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    The point guard

  204. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman should be earning his money the next few days !…

    I didn’t see a team having enough interest in Kalil or have enough draft picks also to get into the number 3 pick in the draft to take Kalil from the Vikings…

    Rams and Eagles are 2 teams that could throw in the high draft picks to claim Kalil…

    I think Spielman would demand 2 picks in high the second round in this springs draft to make a deal…And the Rams and Eagles have those 2 high second round picks available…And both need a LT…And this could start a bidding war for Kalil…

    Other teams might get into the mix for different reasons or players…But I see the Rams and Eagles having the most serious interest….

    And if Spielman gets the offers I think he will get ??…I am afraid the Vikings will not be picking in the 3rd spot in the draft…And will lose the chance to get Kalil…

    I am not saying the Vikings will not have a GREAT draft if that happens…

    Just not sure anymore if Kalil will be a part of that list of players…

  205. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    #19 hire that girl!

  206. By charliewest40 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    If we get Harrison Smith he will be the leading opportunist. He will get the most INTs….he has a knack for being around the ball…you can’t coach those type of instincts.

    Smith @ 35 !!!!
    Smith @ 35 !!!!

  207. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Id rather have Janoris Jenkins. If you have 2 shutdown CBs then it doesnt matter who plays safety.

  208. By charliewest40 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    spencer…alot of teams have dropped Jenkins to the 3rd round.
    I don’t know if he’s worth the trouble either.

  209. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Not worth the trouble? Look at Moss’s and Harvins college resumé. I think they turned out fine.

  210. By charliewest40 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Let me ask you a question….Do you have kids ????

  211. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    No, how is that relevant?

  212. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I guess there is a reason I push the Eagles situation…

    How is Andy Reid feeling right now…His “dream team” started out terrible last season…But finished okay…Vick is fragile and got hurt last season…But the team started to have some chemistry late in the season…

    Now his LT loses a wheel..And is done for the season…And his fragile QB in Vick lost his best O-lineman…Again his dream team might start out as a disaster…If his O-line doesn’t get the job done…

    If Andy can swap spots #15 for #3…Give the Vikings his 2 second round picks…And maybe a sweetener of a later round pick…

    What if the Vikings throw in Joe Webb into the package…Webb is stronger M Vick clone as far as potential…Eagles were planning on using a higher draft pick this spring to bring in a young QB to groom anyway…Why not Webb ???…

  213. By charliewest40 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I just think it’s likely that Janoris will have his mind on ALOT more than just football. I mean I know what it’s like I had twins so I can’t imagine having 4 babies/toddlers at once. It’s overwhelming !

    His life is messed up.

    But no question he has talent.

  214. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Ray Lewis has 6 kids by 4 different women.

  215. By charliewest40 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think Ray is smokin weed

  216. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    But he is a murderer.

  217. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I see the site (yardbarker) has the Rams and Eagles fighting for the Browns 4th spot in the draft…

    Right teams…WRONG slot in the draft !!!…Try the Vikings number 3…

  218. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    OTK r. randle one of 26 invited to the nfl draft day1. usatoday writers still have j. jenkins going before s. gilmore. If their mocks are right we would have a shot at gilmore,randle and jon martin slipping to 35

  219. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond…I would love any of those 3 picks in purple…

    No to Jenkins…To much baggage…

  220. By DRS on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    First Vikings preseason game is in 118 days
    Posted by: Chris Miller under Vikings, Football on TV, Vikings off the field, Vikings road games Updated: April 13, 2012 – 11:30 AM

    The Vikings’ preseason opponents were announced earlier this month, and the times and dates for the games were firmed up today.

    The Vikings will play at San Francisco on Friday, Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. (Central time).

    Back-to-back home games follow against Buffalo (7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17) and San Diego (7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24).

    The preseason ends with a Thursday night game at Houston on Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. Central time.

    The regular season schedule’s dates and times will be announced on Tuesday night. The team will have home and away games with Green Bay, Detroit and Chicago. It will have road games at Seattle, St. Louis, Washington, Houston, Indianapolis and home games with Tampa Bay, Arizona, San Francisco, Tennessee and Jacksonville.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/147328365.html

  221. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Jenkins is an opening day ceremony snub! We don’t need any gambles at 35 so i would rather have Randle

  222. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    If we are watching the first round on TV…And the Rams are announced in a trade with the 3rd spot in the draft…

    You can be sure that Spielman got the Rams #33 pick in the draft if that trade happens and we swap spots in the first round…

    And Spielman should get a lot more than just that…

  223. By iaVIKE on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    OTK – How many second round picks does STL have? we gotta get more than that

  224. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Apr. 13, 2012 – 8:28 p.m. ET

    NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora expects North Alabama CB Janoris Jenkins to be drafted in the first round, despite his litany of character concerns.

    We’ll disagree(usatoday), but it’s certainly not out of the realm of possibility. The Bengals need a cornerback and don’t pay any mind to off-the-field stuff, while many of the late first-round teams may be convinced a sound structure would help Jenkins turn over a new leaf. If we were doing a prop bet on Jenkins’ first-round chances, however, we’d still say he lasts beyond the top 32.

    usatoday writer mocks reflect the 10th of April

  225. By PurplHaze on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t wanna talk about any more trades for that #3. This opportunity only comes along once in a blue moon, and I think we need to take Kalil, or risk having to draft yet another QB in the next couple years.

    SPIELMAN … IF YOU’RE LISTENING … THE VIKINGS NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!

  226. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Apr. 12, 2012 – 4:35 p.m. ET

    Sources from multiple NFL teams tell NFL Network’s Albert Breer that Janoris Jenkins will fall out of the first round due to events following the former Florida star’s exit from Gainesville.

    Jenkins has admitted to teams that he continued to smoke pot at North Alabama last season. One AFC personnel director believes Jenkins’ biggest problem is that he “doesn’t see the error of his ways.” Added an AFC scout, “He’s not a bad person. He just makes a lot of dumb, dumb mistakes. He just smokes, and (has sex) … And there’s just awful decision-making associated with that.” From a pure football perspective, personnel executives rank Jenkins behind only LSU’s Morris Claiborne at cornerback.

  227. By iaVIKE on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    It’s just such a risk/reward situation. Like Spence said look at Harvin, he did the same stuff (except having 4 kids) in his college days but he’s a leader on this team now… I wouldn’t mind havin him if it came at the right pick, but maybe Cook is the only character issue in the secondary that we can handle right now

  228. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    oh well, scratch Gilmore off the hope list

  229. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    The Rams have 2 picks high in the second round…#33 the first pick on the second day of the draft..(HUGE draft value) on the start of the second day…

    And the #39 pick also…

    I want Kalil also…I am with PurplHaze on that one…

    I guess just preparing for the worst case scenario here…

    Which isn’t horrible…If the Vikings have 3 high picks in the second round..

    Just not what I hope happens…I WANT KALIL !!!!! ; )

  230. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I believe its time to trade Jared Allen. Robison + Griffin is a suitable tandem if you ask me. If we traded Allen we would get a great amount of talent in return.

  231. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Later all…

    Bro is up from Florida…And wants to slay some Mn walleyes..

    Off to the river this awesome day !!…

  232. By PurplHaze on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    This increases my comfort level just a but…

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1142568-nfl-draft-2012-8-blockbuster-trades-we-want-to-see-on-draft-day

    L8r all … Mini-Golf is calling! =)

  233. By PurplHaze on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    *bit … Stinking iPad!

  234. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond…..LOL..If they’re old enough to be up there on stage, then they’re not too young for me !

  235. By charliewest40 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    If were going to trade down it should only be from the #35 slot. There is still alot of talent at the mid to later part of round two.

    The key is that there’s no one in this years draft to compensate for Kalil.

    Kalil @ #3
    Trade down and get Harrison Smith
    Trade up from 3rd round if necessary get Brian Quick

    That alone will be a sucessful draft to me….then go BPA

  236. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    What if Harrison Smith is off the board when we pick in the 2nd round?

  237. By charliewest40 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Best WR available or Devin Still :))

  238. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Have we forgotten?

  239. By Carl K on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    sandi- I was looking at Brandon Boykin’s career kickoff return stats and they are very impressive. 110 kick returns for 2663 yards and he has returned 4 to the house! Boykin even returned a punt for a TD also.

    Boykin has 9 career ints. The cool stat I found on him is he has rushed 7 times for 103 yards and also has 5 receptions for 71 yards. Not bad for CB.

    It is too bad he got hurt at the senior bowl and he has been unable to workout at the combine or proday.

    Does anyone know how fast Boykin is?

  240. By Carl K on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    If the Vikings were interested in Boykin with pick 65 in the 3rd round… why would they sign Chris Carr?

    I think the Vikings will draft 1 of these playmaker/return guys somewhere between rounds 3-6.

    Brandon Boykin
    Isaiah Pead
    Ty Hilton
    Tj Graham
    Joe Adams
    Asa Jackson
    Eric Page

    All of these guys are dynamic playmakers that can take it to the house any time they touch it. My bold draft prediction is 1 of these guys will be in purple.

  241. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Carl that why I say he is the best kick returner and the most dynamic player in the draft. Pick #66 is going to be the only shot the Vikes have…..
    He worked out at pro day last week with a few drills but was only 80% recovered

  242. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Carl add CB Coryell Judie to that list also

    Nova you must be loaded! 20’s gals are long over for us

  243. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    ran 4.6’s

  244. By Carl K on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    if the Vikings don’t trade back, they will take Kalil at pick #3.
    The safe pick at # 35 maybe Harrison Smith.

    If that happens, the Vikings will then be hungry to add a couple playmakers in the mid to late rounds.

    Who is the mid to late round fan favorite?

  245. By Mike B. on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    all kinds of press coverage on teams wanting to move up. Vikings have control of the #3 pick they better get Kalil and call it a good draft. Trading down may not be a safe move now.

  246. By Carl K on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    @ sandi- I am very impressed with your knowledge of the draft prospects.
    Coryel Judie is one of the most underrated players in this draft class. he was banged up some his senior year so I believe he will be a late round steel.

    Judie excels in off man/zone coverage… So he would probably be a good fit for the Vikings.

    Judie has also returned multiple kickoffs/punts for scores. Yes, I agree he should be on the list… Great stuff thanks.

  247. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    thanks carl, pa and wobby talked about these playmakers/kick returners and Hilton came up this week. I don’t see the point in drafting this guy hes too short for a WR in the nfl

  248. By Parody on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I think Owusu is up there with mid-late round gem qualities. Right now, I don’t think he’ll make it past the 4th round, even though he’s projected as a 7th rounder.

  249. By KoN on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    5’10” isn’t too short.

  250. By Carl K on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I will agree… pick 66 is our only shot at Boykin.
    But will the Vikings draft a corner high after signing 2 FA corners that have been ok when called to start?

    If they draft Boykin or any CB in the first 3 rounds… It would send a very strong message to Burton and Sherels… And maybe even Allen, Winfield and Cook that they need to show up to camp ready to fight and work hard to make this team.

  251. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Why are we talking about return men? Marcus Sherals did a solid job last year…

  252. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond, you’ve got to use the “Father Figure” approach.

  253. By charliewest40 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Sherels might not make the team

  254. By charliewest40 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Carl, because of those FA signings I dont think they will go after cornerback til the 4th round. I see safety and WR being the higher priority. We can get a good corner in the 4th round (really deep talent).

  255. By KoN on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Boykin wouldn’t be a good idea, sure he’s a good player, but if we draft him with our 3rd pick, that would mean that we’d have to skip on either WR or S (two bigger needs than CB now due to our FA signings) in the first three rounds.

  256. By KoN on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I like Minnifield in the 4th.

  257. By charliewest40 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Is it only injury that has dropped Minnifield down ?

  258. By Carl K on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Desean Jackson is 5’10 175 lbs
    Steve Smith is 5’9 185 lbs
    2 of the best at streching the field… They can also line up inside or out and can run any route. Very dangerous.

    IMO, Hilton has that style.

    I would draft a big WR like Brian Quick 3rd and also look to add a guy like Hilton in the 5th or 6th round.

    I think WR is a bigger need than corner. I think the Vikings will look to draft shut down #1 corner in the first round next year.

  259. By charliewest40 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Way to stand up for the little guy Carl !!

    Well said, playmakers come in all sizes

  260. By KoN on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Charlie, Minnifield has apparently had some bad spring workouts because of injury. I think that is the only reason that he is dropping.
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/archive/1272264

  261. By Carl K on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I am somewhat surprised that Minnifield has really dropped in the ranking after a minor knee injury. I think he did the right thing by missing the bowl and combine to get his knee fixed so that he could be ready for camp.
    I think he is worth one of our late 4th round picks if he falls that far.

  262. By charliewest40 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    My mocks show CBs Hosley and Norman available in the 4th too

  263. By KoN on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    He was projected as a early to mid second rounder before all of this; I’d definetely be willing to take him with the first fourth rounder.

  264. By Mike B. on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Percy Harvin is an obvious smaller player but hasn’t caused the other teams secondary to be concerned about going down field. Neither would the other two shorter WR you named do the same on the Vikings team. A taller WR can out reach a corner or out stride him. But we must combine that with an OL to give the QB time to get to that WR. We could get by with our current WR, but it wouldn’t hurt to get one that was a prototypical field stretching WR.

  265. By charliewest40 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I am confident we will get a good corner but could you guys enlighten me about the linebackers ? In my own mock I came up with MLB Jerry Franklin and Sean Spence in the 4th. Any other ideas ?

  266. By Carl K on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wobs- Can you add your conversation with PA about the playmakers/ returners as a wob-cast?

    I would love to listen to that,

  267. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    This guy had so much talent..

  268. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

  269. By Frederick Jones on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    A lot of people regard Vince Lombardi as the best coach of all time.

    Lombardi was an O Lineman for Fordham. He also said that the best player he ever coached was Forrest Gregg, who was a HOF Tackle for the Packers.

    ___________________________________________________________________

    “We are offensive linemen, part of the o-line. Five guys working as a unit within the football team to establish the tempo and demeanor of the game. Our job description doesn’t sound fun, interesting or flashy, nor should it. Those who know football know the game is won or lost in the trenches, along the line. We start the play and if we are good we finish it. We are the O-Line, we set the examples, we “LEAD FROM THE FRONT.”
    – Grey Ruegamer(Offensive lineman for the New York Giants)
    ___________________________________________________________________

  270. By PurplHaze on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Harvin is more an open field threat than a deep play threat. The real danger is catching him and getting him to the ground.

  271. By Frederick Jones on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    JaMarcus Russell really didn’t have much of a chance with those weak Oakland clubs. The same thing happened to many, many other QBs.

    You must have a TEAM.

  272. By TheValentine84 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Alot of mocks recently have Barron going to the cowboys and the Pats picking up Smith in the 1st round. I really hope he slips to #35, but if he doesn’t we need to grab Alshon or Randle

  273. By Carl K on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Not as many NFL teams play a 4-3 any more so the prototypical 4-3 middle linebackers tend to fall some.

    Vontaze Burfict
    Audie Cole
    James-Michael Johnson
    Mychal Kendrick
    Jerry Franklin

    I like all these guys and think they will all be 5th round or later.

    but I think the Vikings may have something up. If they trade back from pick 3… Luke Kuechly could be secret the Vikings might be after. not Floyd.

    I also think the Viking could draft Bobby Wagner in the 2nd or 3rd. He can also play middle or outside linebacker.

  274. By Mike R. on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Next year CB Johnthan Banks Miss. St.
    CB Xavier Rhodes Fla. St.
    MLB Manti Te’o Notre Dame

  275. By charliewest40 on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I hope we draft a DT and get lucky. I cant wait to be the Purple People Eaters again

  276. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    sorry about that I had TY Hilton written down as 5’8(hadn’t watched any tape)

  277. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    listening to a live mock now. Vikings on the clock 4th round

  278. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Juron Criner is the pick!

    other receivers that were on the board/ toon,jones,wylie,hilton

    saying Criner much safer pick than Toon with multiple injuries/lazy

  279. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    audie cole may have been the second choice. He is the most steady linebacker player here with strong coverage skills

  280. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Rams took Minnifield and the Skins selected S A. Allen

  281. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    OL Cordy Glenn would be the best pick in the 2nd round if Harrison Smith is off the board. This guy can move inside and start at guard for us day 1, and could be the eventual replacement for Loadholt if he doesnt work out at right tackle for us.

  282. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Sean Spence is a 4-3 outside LB. Couldnt hurt to have depth at that position unless Erin Henderson shows he can do more but that 1 year deal has me questioning if he is the future at that position for the Vikes. If he is, there are scouts who said Spence has the ability to play Safety in the NFL. I wouldnt mind having a linebacker at the safety position. We need a sure tackler back there.

  283. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    GDP Glenn taken @18 by the chargers. The vikings selected Rieff/trade down in this mock. Mike Adams OT available to us 2nd round

  284. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    My New Mock

    Round 1 (3)- LT Matt Kalil.
    This is the first step to getting the dominant OLine Vikings fans have grown accustomed to over the years. You ask any QB what he would rather have, Great protection? or great receivers? Do I even have to say it?

    Round 2 (35)- OT/OG Cordy Glenn
    Harrison Smith would be an ideal selection here, but its because of teams taking Smith and guys like Stephen Hill and othere skill position players that allows us to steal this Behemoth of a lineman in the 2nd round. Versatility is such an underrated quality in football.

    Round 3 (66)- CB/S Trumaine Johnson
    Versatility. This guy played QB AND WR. You have to have a high football IQ to play as many positions as Johnson has. at 6 foot 2 inches he already is taller than our entire secondary, excluding Chris Cook. We need DBs in our pass happy division.

    Round 4 (98)- SS Antonio Allen
    Again with the versatility. Smith is a former linebacker who converted to safety. An impressive senior bowl has our coaches eyeing this guy in the 4th round, and i dont see why they wouldn’t pull the trigger on Allen.

    Round 4 (128)- WR DeVier Posey
    Why this guy you ask? Posey has great hands and gets praise for his route running, but what impresses me the most is how well his blocking is in the run game

    Round 4 (134)- LB Vontaze Burfict
    This guy is a beast. With first round talent Burfict could be the steal of this draft. Yes there are questions about him, but when our LB coach is Mike Singletary, I think we can take the “risk” and select Burfict to solidify the inside linebacker position.

    Round 5 (138)- BDTA- Best Defensive Tackle Available.

    Round 6 (175)- OL Ryan Miller
    Last years 2 starting guards are gone so we are thin along the OLine. Whether the guys we drafted last year start or not, we need depth. Maybe they dont prove to be the players we thought they could be or they suffer from injury. Either way, we need depth there. Maybe you didnt here me, WE NEED OLINE DEPTH.

    Round 7 (210)- OLB Emmanuel Acho
    Another pick for depth. There is no guarantee that Erin Henderson is the long term starter at the position for us.

    Round 7 (223)- K Randy Bullock
    Ryan Longwell is getting old. Thats all i have to say about that

  285. By Frederick Jones on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    @GDP,

    I have to admit, I like your Mock Draft best! It would not hurt to draft a DB in the 2nd round, but maybe there won’t be a good one available then.

    The Vikings may still be able to go after some DBs thru Free Agency if they have enough money left over.

    I think Spielman wants to go after a WR with that second pick, unfortunately.

  286. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Its ALL about the OLine

  287. By Frederick Jones on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I continue to stress that we have lots of quality/depth in that defensive line.

    Everson Griffen
    Guion
    C. Ballard

    These are guys who can add to the punishing pressure of Jared Allen and Brian Robison!

  288. By Frederick Jones on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    No need to draft a DT within the first 4 rounds. There has got to be someone on the roster who can be a Jerry Ball or even a Pat Williams.

  289. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I think Spielman is making it his job to do everything he can to make Ponder a success and not a bust. And if that means drafting a WR in the higher rounds, I cant be mad at him for that.

  290. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    GDP you are way off on Glenn! gone in the 1st round every mock out there

  291. By Frederick Jones on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Actually I think the Defensive Line might be the best part of the Vikings team right now.

  292. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    It’s definitely not the cheerleaders.

  293. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond- then you havent seen every mock out there

  294. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Fred- RBs. When healthy that is but i have to agree we still have one of the best DLines in the league

  295. By Frederick Jones on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    @Sandiamond,

    Well you certainly could be right about Glenn being gone by round #2. But experts CAN be wrong.

    There will be some big surprises in this draft, just like every year.

    I just hope Spielman doesn’t cause the Vikings Nation 1, 000, 000 hernias like he did last year with his outlandish choices.

    You know he had to say it was a great draft. Who wouldn’t based on his position.

    We may not know the true effects of the 2011 draft for a couple more years. But I think it’s safe to say the Vikings haven’t drafted well, since Dennis Green was the coach.

  296. By Frederick Jones on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    @GDP,

    And the Defensive Line should get better, based on their ages. If Everson Griffen is so good he should be like a young Eller or Millard this year!!!

  297. By Frederick Jones on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    @Nova,

    Do you think Spielman will take Kalil in the first round?

  298. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    The vikings 2010 draft could end up being a great draft class for us. Chris Cook, Toby Gerhart, Everson Griffen, Chris Degeare, and Joe Webb. That class is the best class we have had in a while.

  299. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I REALLY hope so, Fred.

  300. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond- I can only hope Glenn will be there for us

  301. By Frederick Jones on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Sometimes a s s i s t a n t coaches get fired fighting over a very talented unit.

    It’s very possible that Vikings coaches were fighting over the defensive line.

    Everson Griffen and C. Ballard should have break out years this year!

  302. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Yea I agree about the D line. We have enough depth to support talented play this upcoming year. We have an abundance of picks in 4-5 so I hope they will wait if Spielman feels the need

  303. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    If Everson breaks out, this will be Jared Allens last year in purple.

  304. By Frederick Jones on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    @GDP,

    You could be right about that 2010 draft. But they have yet to do it on the field!
    Okay…flashes of brilliance!!!

  305. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Fred- The players certainly have shown they can make an impact.

  306. By Frederick Jones on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    Everson Griffen could/should/would make Jared Allen even more effective.
    There ARE enough sacks to go around!!!

    But… put an O Line together now.

  307. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    4b coming up gdp. NE got Harrison Smith in the first round which they said was a small reach.Det Jenkins @ 23 Arizona stole Kalil form us with the trade.

  308. By Frederick Jones on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    @GDP,

    I hope you are right. I also hope our O Line is good enough that Ponder never gets hurt. So there you are.

  309. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond- what were the previous picks for the Vikes?

  310. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Lets hope our OLine never gets hurt either

  311. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I’d rather keep Jared and let Robison walk. He is a solid pass-rusher, but this dude disappears for weeks-on-end. If Griffin was starting last season im confident he would have gotten at least 10 sacks.

  312. By Frederick Jones on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think he’ll do it, but I would like to see:

    1st Round Kalil
    2nd Round Best DBack
    3rd Round OL
    4th Round OL
    4th Round Best D Back
    etc.

  313. By Frederick Jones on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    hurries, and interceptions are nice as well.

  314. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    4B Phillip Thomas FS Syracuse

    we got stephen gilmore cb 1st round plus reiff and mychal kendricks ilb 2nd

  315. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    They said on sportscenter the best draft class in the last i dont know how many years is Kansas City’s 2008 draft class. That was the year we gave them picks for Jared Allen. They got DT Glenn Dorsey, LT Branden ALbert, CB Brandon Flowers, RB Jamaal Charles, and CB Brandon Carr.

    Now thats a draft class

  316. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Everson Griffin has a much bigger upside than Brian Robison. Allen+Griffin would be so extremely potent, they would be giving QB’s nightmares week after week.

    Dear, Minnesota Vikings

    Please, for the love of God, Unleash Everson Griffin.

    -Spencer

  317. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I think an Everson Griffen, Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, and Brian Robison front would be a matchup nightmare for opposing OLines

  318. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    explains no interest in Cole in the 4th. This thing has been going on 4 days not sure who we got in the third

  319. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Have all 4 on the line at once

  320. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Brandon Carr and Brandon Flowers WERE the best CB tandem in the league. They shut down GBs receivers last year. I’m still unhappy that we didnt get Carr in FA

  321. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Robison is a one trick pony. All he has is a speed rush, thats it. Griffin has the bull rush, the spin move, and the speed rush. UNLEASH Everson Grififn!!!!!!

  322. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    But how is he against the run? We havent seen enough of him to determine that yet. Ray Edwards was a great run stopping DE and Robison, though not as good as Edwards, is still good against the run

  323. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    2 of Griffins 4 sacks occurred when he was in the DT position. Put this match-up nightmare on the edge for F-cks sake!

  324. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Look at the Eagles DEs they sure can rush the passer but thats all they can do. They disappear in the run game

  325. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Well Im looking forward to the pre-season to see if he has improved. Mark my words, by Week 6 he will be starting over Brian Robison.

  326. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    This is the Brian Robison i remember. We need him because of his run stopping ability

  327. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I would rather see Jared Allen move inside and Griffen take Allen’s place at DE

  328. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    LOL another reason to keep Robison right here

  329. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Now in regards to Janoris Jenkins, you guys all need to calm down, this guy is still a kid and yet your all ready to put him infront of the firing squad. So he made a couple of mistakes…the majority of NFL players will have made mistakes which simply arent public knowledge (Percy Harvin) This guy deserves at least one more chance to fulfill his talent. Haters gotta stop hating.

    Cook+ Jenkins? Yes, He|| yes.

  330. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    4C Senio Kelemete G

    no 3rd round pick. dang we gave up a lot to get Gilmore and lose Kalil

    oh well just a mock but these mid rounds should be more spot on

  331. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Cook/Jenkins. Better than Cook/Claiborne

  332. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Is there a risk drafting Jenkins? Absolutely. But is he worth the risk? Without question.

    Aaron Rodgers- Greg Jennings, Jay Ctuler- Brandon Marshal, Mathew Stafford- Calvin Johnson.

    Thats all I have to say.

  333. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Finally, some teams are starting to say what Ive been saying for weeks, Justin Blackmon is not an elite WR.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82850d8c/article/is-justin-blackmon-an-elite-wr-prospect?module=HP11_headline_stack

  334. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    spence it is certainly appealing to get Jenkins for the talent(#2 behind Claiborne). In the end tho I don’t think we will have a decision to make anyway

  335. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    RD5 up best left: Hilton wr,Menzie cb/s,Travis Lewis olb, Edwin Baker rb, Cyrus Gray rb

  336. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    5th round Edwin Baker RB

    Hilton already gone. Talk about wr,dt and rb. overlooked…. keeston randall and dajohn harris earlier in the draft to spell kevin williams

    done this is 5 rounds total. Burfict not selected so far

  337. By Viking-ology on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Vikes have been listening to offers for #3 spot. I prefer them making sure they secure Kalil.

  338. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

  339. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

  340. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    As far as the cheer-leading voting goes, I’ll take #46, Sonja wants #8.

  341. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    nice, #49 cute too. field day for guys like us

  342. By Frederick Jones on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    WOW this blog is daaaeeed!

  343. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    #6 received my vote. She seems like the partying type.

  344. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Look at the 2010 Cheerleading roster. Scroll down to the very bottom for the women named Whitney….please tell me she didnt make the team that year..

    http://www.vikings.com/cheerleaders/roster.html

  345. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    By Shawn on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply
    I like the
    Burfict – Moss – Kicker to end the draft idea
    I also like Kalil – HSmith
    but the 4 picks between those … IDK about. Cant disagree because i just dont know enough
    names Id like to see in those 4 spots …
    Sean Spence (lets face it he has an opinion on Chris Cook vs Ced Griffin)
    Brian Quick
    Minniefield
    TY Hilton ( has a KR TD – PR TD – Rushing TD – Rec TD – Passing TD )

    _____________________________________________________________

    Looks like people like my TY Hilton pick

  346. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    By Shawn on Apr 12, 2012 | Reply
    Round … Pick
    1 – LT Matt Kalil
    2- S Harrison Smith
    3- WR Brian Quick
    4- best CB … hopefully Minniefield / Boykin / Norman
    4- WR TY Hilton
    4- ILB Audie Cole
    5- G Senio Kelemete
    6- DT DaJohn Harris
    7- WR Dale Moss
    7- K Blair Walsh

  347. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Vontaze Burfict finally selected in the 5th round by Arizona
    Cards got kalil and burfict… sh$t

  348. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, too many things to do this time of year. The boat, the cottage, the great weather.

  349. By Mike R. on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    @ Frederick Jones

    Blog is Dead? Sorry…the Vikings need O-line and secondary help!!!

  350. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond … what are you watching ???

  351. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    The tedium of the pre-draft analysis.

  352. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    yep Hilton becoming a crowd favorite! Boykin went to the Cowboys in the 3rd so i’d be just about as happy with TY

  353. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Whats a bit nu’tzo is of the 100s of players we have discussed we might get 2 … we know this yet we continue hoping … we are fans

  354. By Mike R. on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Nova

    I got to hitch up the horse and buggy :-)

  355. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Clip-Clop…..Clip-Clop….

  356. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    podcast it’s over. This mock was either computer generated or chat room picks… not sure but pretty cool!

  357. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    BANGBANGBANGBANGBANGBANG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  358. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    so what did the Vikings get in podcast mock?

  359. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Clip-Clop….Clip-Clop….

  360. By Mike R. on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Nova

    LoL…drive-by… Amish style…did not get the buggy plate…

  361. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Speaking of horses, 3 died today at the Grand National horse race.

  362. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, those Amish ” Gangstas”.

  363. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, more will die at the Vike Cheerleader cuts.

  364. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Reiff OT
    Gilmore CB
    Kendricks ILB
    Criner WR
    Thomas FS
    Kelemete G
    Baker RB

    5 rounds

  365. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    sadiamond … LOL FIRE PODCAST SPIELMAN !!!!!!!

  366. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, the only reason that I’m not really dumping on our Cheerleaders is the fact that they all like bananas…..That means YOU !!!

  367. By hognuts on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Harrison Smith or Janoris Jenkins in the 2nd round if both are available? If neither are, then a WR?

  368. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I looked through them and had a tough time finding anyone hot and the ones I think might be hot i wonder if its just because she is sandwiched between 45yo’s

    I gave up …

  369. By hognuts on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I think we take the chance on Janoris Jenkins. Everybody will be scared of our Thug Corners.

  370. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    NE with those two picks late 1st might snag Harrison from us

  371. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    NO JANORIS !!!!!

  372. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Is anyone following the New Jersey Devils – Florida Panthers NHL playoff series???……No?…..Doesn’t surprise me.

  373. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Cook is not a thug. Hes a kind, loving person. Plus hes very smooth with the ladies.

  374. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Surprise, surprise…..Shawn hates J.Jenkins.

  375. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I doubt that the player’s parent’s are.

  376. By hognuts on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Are we gonna get our stadium deal done? Or should I bail on the Vikes and find my new team, since I won’t be cheering for them in L.A.

  377. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    If we had Janoris and Cook Id be scared because I know its just a matter of time b4 Asher Allen is starting … and that is scary

  378. By hognuts on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I’m thinking about cheering for the Chiefs or the Lions, if the Vikings leave.

  379. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    vikings might as well write the payroll checks to fla and ala child support programs

  380. By hognuts on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe even the Broncos now that they have Manning. So many options hmmmm…

  381. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    When Cook plays all 16 games next year will your hatred stop?

  382. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    If the Vikings leave MN Id be cheering for MN to leave the USA

  383. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    If the Vikings leave MN Id say give MN to China to pay off our debt … although without the Vikings its worthless

  384. By hognuts on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Megatron is gonna be so scared of Chris Cook. We should start calling him Optimus Prime.

  385. By hognuts on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    We should sign LeBron to play wide receiver for us. Boom problem solved.

  386. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply
    When Cook plays all 16 games next year will your hatred stop?……For you or Cook?…No more trick questions !

  387. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer … Ive said it b4. I hope he proves me wrong but I have no expectations from him.

  388. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    If the Vikings left I would be a casual fan of the Raiders. Theyre my dark horse to win the Superbowl next year.

  389. By Mike R. on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Nova

    I used to follow the Devils in the 90’s. Up and coming team. I even played NHL 95 where Terrieri was goalie and Brodeuer was backup…wow

    oh…by the way..the drive-by may have been orchestrated by Amos “the Pitchfork” Stoltzfus

  390. By hognuts on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    The first pick for the Los Angeles Vikings in next years draft will be Matt Barkley. He will lead them to a Super Bowl within 5 years.

  391. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Nova

  392. By hognuts on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I’m a closet Raiders fan as well. I like playing dirty what can I say.

  393. By KoN on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond, it is true that NE needs secondary help, but history suggests that they’ll look to trade one of those picks. Most of the mocks that I’ve seen have them taking some form of D-lineman so if they trade the pick, hopefully they select a D-lineman instead of Smith.

  394. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    If the Vikings leave Minnesota I will go back to Belize to live and never watch another NFL game in my lifetime.

  395. By hognuts on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    If the Vikings leave I will go live on the island from LOST.

  396. By KoN on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I’d try to stay a vikes fan if they moved. That being said, I honestly believe that the stadium is an inevitability. Politicians are smarter than we give them credit for. They know what it will cost the state (and themselves) if they let the vikings go.

  397. By hognuts on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I sure hope you are right, I am getting impatient. I don’t care if we have another stupid dome. As long as they stay here.

  398. By sandiamond on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    KoN, that how I see NE approaching the picks also with D line first and DB second choice.
    Starting to think our second is getting ugly with jeffery and jenkins left over so might as well trade the heck out… great, great players available around the 3rd rd

  399. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    There is no N.F.L. without the Minnesota Vikings.

  400. By Mike R. on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    KoN

    I hear you. I hope they realize the loss of the Vikings but if it happens….I won’t really be much into football….Heck…I’m a die hard Vikings fan from Pennsy..,I would contribute (tax) for them to stay…..

  401. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Wow. A soccer player died on the field today( heart attack) and he was only 25.

  402. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, this seems to be a recurring theme.

  403. By Frederick Jones on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike R.,

    Things have picked up a bit in the last hour here on Vikings.com blog.

    But football was far from bloggers minds!!!

  404. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Anyway, to answer that age-old question….What would you do for a Klond1kke Bar….#46.

  405. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    What the He|| Nike, where can I buy my Chris Cook jersey before millions of other Vikings fan do?? You dont have his jersey listed on your website!

    http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?l=shop,pwp,c-1+100701/hf-10002+12002+50182+4294895036+4294967163

  406. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Check the “Dollar Store”.

  407. By hognuts on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I want a nice old alternate jersey, where are those at?

  408. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I hear that you get a free “self-defense” booklet with every purchase.

  409. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    @hognuts….in my closet.

  410. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Lol Nova. I cant lie, your Chris Cook jabs are actually pretty funny.

  411. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Gronk is so gay lol.

  412. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    lmao Nova … I started to chuckle at Spencer’s comment but your comeback was too good. :)

  413. By Mike R. on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Question to all leading up to the draft

    What is your first pick?
    or is it a trade down? Want to know how us die-hard fans think. I know, I probably seen your mock but want to see step by step :-)

  414. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    We might get along yet, Spence.

  415. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Mike R …

    Without question Id take Matt Kalil. No trading No questions … Matt Kalil

  416. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Mike R …

    However if Spielman is dumberer than I think you thought I think he might be and takes Claiborne … Id maintain my kool but if he does anything else … the FIRE SPIELMAN rants will begin b4 the end of round 1

  417. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I would take Mathew Kalil, Left Tackle out of the University of Southern Calafornia.

    Seriously, he should be the only pick.

  418. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I agree Shawn, if he takes Claiborne I wont be all that upset, but if he drafts anybody else….im gonna be livid!

  419. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    actually I would accept a couple of trade options that landed Reiff or Kuechly as well but thats it …

    Kalil

    or Claiborne

    or Reiff with an extra early 2nd round pick

    or Kuechly with an extra early 2nd round pick

    ANYTHING OTHER THAN THAT AND THE FIRE SPIELMAN CHANTS WILL BEGIN

  420. By Mike R. on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you Shawn and Spencer :-)

  421. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    AND THIS LAMP … Kalil -Claiborne-Reiff-Kuechly and this lamp. Thats it …

  422. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    And this Chair thats it thats all i need. Kalil – Claiborne – Reiff – Kuechly – this lamp and the chair … thats all I need. I dont need anything else.

  423. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

  424. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Classic movie.

  425. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I’m not big on redheads, but I would have done Bernadette Peters for a Klond1ke Bar.

  426. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    220px-Bernadette_Peters.jpg .

  427. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I wouldnt do her for a Klond1ke Bar..

  428. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    I SCR3WED UP, IT’S TOO LATE HERE, GOOGLE HER.

  429. By DRS on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Attention to detail elevates Spielman’s role with Vikings

    Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune Updated: April 14, 2012 – 10:00 PM

    Rick Spielman’s first major step as the man in charge is rebuilding the team’s talent base through this month’s NFL draft.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/147450995.html

  430. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, check her out when she was young. Or are you hung up on cornerbacks?

  431. By DRS on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Wilf: Spielman ‘the perfect choice’ to run team

    Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune Updated: April 14, 2012 – 10:50 PM

    So what was Mark Wilf’s reaction 11 days ago when the New York Post cited an unnamed source saying the Wilfs were pursuing Bill Parcells and had told him to “name his price” to oversee the Vikings’ football operations and coach the team?

    “It’s not true — that was my reaction,” said Wilf, the team’s president and co-owner with his brother, Zygi. “That’s why we quelled that report immediately and moved on with our business.”

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/147456645.html

  432. By DRS on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Floyd, Kirkpatrick to visit Winter Park next week
    13 April, 2012 // Vikings // Tags : The Minnesota Vikings are bringing in two projected first-rounders during the stretch run of NFL draft preparation.

    Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd are scheduled to visit Winter Park next week, I’m told. Neither are expected to be realistic options when the Vikings select third overall, but the Vikings might be looking to trade back if they can find a willing partner. If that’s the case, Floyd and Kirkpatrick could be attractive options. Both are considered by many analysts to be the second-best prospects at their respective positions.

    Floyd is a St. Paul native and a former Cretin-Derham Hall star.

    The Vikings held their Top 30 annual draft event last week, hosting 30 prospects — including USC left tackle Matt Kalil and LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne — for interviews and dinner. But they also conduct private workouts this time of year. Last year, Washington quarterback Jake Locker visited the Vikings for an individual workout in April.

    In other draft news, NFL.com’s Gil Brandt reported Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe worked out for Minnesota, among other teams. The Vikings love them some defensive tackles, so they are always on the lookout.

    Posted By Jeremy Fowler

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2012/04/13/floyd-kirkpatrick-to-visit-winter-park-next-week/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+twincities%2FNWau+%28Vikings+Now%29

  433. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Nova shes cute, but I hate curly hair…thats always been a deal-breaker for me.

  434. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Nike is a joke….$100 for replica jerseys? Get F-cking Real!

  435. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.zimbio.com/…/23rd+Sexiest+Woman+Over+50+Raquel+Welch There’s a few still out there.

  436. By DRS on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    It is 2335 NM time, so good night, and have fun.

  437. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Why are soccerplayers having heart attacks? shouldnt they be in too good of shape for heart attacks?

    seems fishy …

    are they taking PEDs? like Ephedra ? That could do it …

    Are they being left on the field longer than they used to be ?

    Has this always been an issue and just recently gotten media attention ?

  438. By PAUL M. on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    KALIL IS THE O N L Y OPTION FOR THE VIKINGS OUTSIDE CLEVELAND SWAPPING THEIR 4th PICK + THEIR 1st SECOND ROUNDER + AGREEING THEY WON’T PICK KALIL (THEY ALREADY HAVE A BLUE CHIP LT).

    IF THAT – I PRAY – EVER HAPPENS — THEN KALIL IS STILL THE ONLY PICK THE VIKINGS SHOULD BE PONDERING W/ THEIR 1st PICK.

    IF YOU REALLY WANT TO ACCELERATE OUR PROGRAM BY AT LEAST ONE FULL SEASON, THEN SERIOUSLY PONDER SHOPPING AROUND FOR A GREAT PACKAGE OF HIGH DRAFT PICKS BY TRADING ADRIAN — YES ADRIAN!

    THEN GET A FEW GREAT PROSPECTS — AND BUILD IT UP, BABY!

  439. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    This sucks, I can’t even post a link, goodnight from the best coast.

  440. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Spence, you wouldn’t believe what curly hair can feel like in ” the right application”.

  441. By Shawn on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    and another quick change of subject … Politicians and public sector need to keep their nose out of the NFL. Head injuries and violence is a part of the game it is part of the game … ex players should not be able to sue the NFL

    At what age do they stop signing a release to play football … My parents had to sign one every year … because there is a risk you take to play

    Public sector made baseball boring again … our government had nothing better to do than get steroids out. Baseball was never better than the McGuire vs Sosa / Barry Bonds era ….

  442. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    Todays gonna be a sad day for me, have to give up my dog. Simply cant afford paying the cost of having her in my new apt.

  443. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn – That really sounded Spencer-esque. I’ve never been more certain that you’re the same person. Your personalities are starting to blend together.

  444. By Matthias on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    We have to sign Harvin to a long term deal, after his shoulder sugery went succesful. This is his last year before he becomes a restricted free agent.

  445. By Matthias on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Harvin is in the top 10 I guess, so he should get quite some money. I hope that we can afford to spent 6-8 million $ on him. If Ponder pans out we will have serious trouble to finance all of our youngsters. But thats in near future ( 3 years ) and we can trade some of them anyways ( sounds a bit hard but it is a buisness after all ).

    Spielman don’t forget about him.

  446. By Matthias on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Wow so much hate on Spielman. Could it be that more viking fans hate Spielman than the fans of Tebow??

  447. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    We don’t hate Spielman…Viking fans love that man !!!…

    We won’t hate Spielman…..until after the draft…. ; )

  448. By DRS on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Seventh round: Two Virginia Tech offensive lineman could interest Vikings late
    Posted by: Dan Wiederer under Quarterbacks, The draft, Vikings, Tarvaris Jackson Updated: April 15, 2012 – 7:53 AM

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/147489365.html

  449. By DRS on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium: Is the team’s long wait nearing an end?
    By Doug Belden Posted: 04/14/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT
    April 15, 2012 3:36 AM GMTUpdated: 04/14/2012 10:36:56 PM CDT

    The Minnesota Vikings have stood on the goal line of a new stadium before.

    But each time, they were pushed back. As the 2012 legislative session enters its fourth quarter this week, could this be the team’s year?……

    …….The losers in the 2006 stadium sweepstakes? The Vikings, who were jettisoned to clear the way for the other two to proceed…….

  450. By DRS on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry here is the site link,

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20393047/vikings-stadium-is-teams-long-wait-nearing-an

  451. By DRS on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    My question is will the Vikings be jettisoned once more?

  452. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Watch for a WR later in rounds 6 through 7 area…A young man named
    BJ Cunningham had a very good showing during senior bowl week practices…

    BJ Cunningham might be a WR late in the drat that might catch the Vikings interest…

  453. By DRS on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium: Is the team’s long wait nearing an end?
    By Doug Belden
    Posted: 04/14/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT
    April 15, 2012 3:36 AM GMTUpdated: 04/14/2012 10:36:56 PM CDT

    Late 1990s: Red McCombs buys the team in 1998 and soon begins to complain about the Metrodome and express a desire for a new facility.

    In July 1999, the team rejects a plan to turn the Metrodome into a football-only facility, saying it needs a new stadium.

    2001: In January, the Vikings say they will pursue a joint football facility with the University of Minnesota.

    Sounding a theme to become familiar, the team president says it’s “critical” for a stadium bill to pass this legislative session, or “I don’t know what we’re going to do.”

    In March, the team identifies a site at the U to share with the Gophers. The team and NFL would kick in about $150 million, and the public would give up to $350 million.

    But a stadium financing plan is not approved. Legislative leaders later agree to form a task force to study stadium needs.

    2002: A task force recommends two stadiums be built, one for the Twins and one for the Vikings and Gophers.

    The Vikings spend $560,000 on lobbying, but the Legislature adjourns without approving a stadium plan.

    The team rejects a proposed joint stadium on the U campus but says it is open to other joint stadium plans.

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20393047/vikings-stadium-is-teams-long-wait-nearing-an

  454. By DRS on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    If you read the rest of this article you will see that the Vikings have spent a lot of money on lobbing for their new stadium, By the looks of it the Vikings could have built their new stadium by them self if they would have used that lobbing money for the building of the stadium.

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20393047/vikings-stadium-is-teams-long-wait-nearing-an

  455. By DRS on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    If you add up what the article says the Vikings spent the amount is $1,308,000 and I am sure there was more spent, Vikings do you not think you could have built your own stadium for that amount of cash?

  456. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings need to draft M Kalil !!!….Because its the right thing to do…

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/story/18533631/with-ponder-in-place-vikings-need-to-draft-lt-matt-kalil

  457. By DRS on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Why has not the stadium gotten built and the answer is in my opinion that is, no one in the state of Minnesota including the Vikings have put any brain power in to this issue, they have played politics with each other and not done the right thing for the team. For ten plus year now the Vikings have spent more money on adds and such then it would have cost to build a new first class stadium, the legislatures in that same amount of time have shamed themselves by putting the Vikings off year after year while risking the Vikings move to some other state, then there is the residents of Minnesota who whine all the time about everything under the sun not realizing the value of having the Vikings in the State. So as I see it everyone is at fault.

  458. By SAN JO VIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    We lost “STEVE HUTCHINSON” and “MATT BIRK” we don’t need another “LOADHOLT” we need BLACKMON! BLACKMON! BLACKMON!

  459. By DRS on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    What would everyone say to the thought that the Vikings will draft at the lowest denominator so as to get the lowest paid team in preparation for a move in 2013?

  460. By SAN JO VIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Dumb mistake if they pick “KALIL” for the third pick i rather see em pick “RICHARDSON” for backup PETRSON AITE!

  461. By SAN JO VIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    I’m ment RICHARDSON for a backup for PETERSON!!

  462. By DRS on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Well I have to go for now, so everyone have fun, good day.

  463. By PurplHaze on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    MATT KALIL IS THE ONLY PICK RICK SPIELMAN SHOULD BE WORRYING ABOUT!!!

    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!
    VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!! VIKES NEED KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!

  464. By vikesfan12 on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    We need to fire the person picking out our cheerleaders!!!!!!! Unless they plan on wearing some form of mask!!

  465. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    The draft works best for the Vikings if the O-line is solidified first with drafting Kalil…Kalil is the key of success to this years draft for the Vikings…

    Hutchingson and Herraha are gone…Youth is taking over…The Fusco and Love are just coming out of their rookie seasons…Even Loadholt and Sully are still young…Kalil is not just a “blue chip” prospect…Which is very good in itself…Kalil is one of those stand out “elite” talents in a position that only come around every ten years or so…And this young man is only a Jr prospect coming out of college !!…Kalil is an elite player prosepct…And still has at least 3 yrs of (growing into a man) to do in the LT position…He is good enough to start now…And will only get better…

    DRAFT KALIL !!!

  466. By charliewest40 on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    SPIELMAN ….there is really only one GOOD option

    Take KALIL !!!!!!!!!!

  467. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    BLACKMON AT 3 WOULD BE THE DUMBEST PICK IN VIKING HISTORY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Blackmon at 8 would be OK but he wont fall to 8.

    KALIL IS TOP 5 TALENT … LOADHOLT WAS A ROUND 2 “POTENTIAL”

    THEY ARE NOT EVEN COMPARABLE …

  468. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil is more comaprable to Zimmerman than Loadholt.

  469. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Parody … Why? Because I said something most people think but wont say ? Im a Cubs fan and Sosa vs McGuire was a great rivalry. Cubs vs Cards … the top 2 HR hitters. Amazing good games …

    Its not even debatable about MLB being better during steroid era. Check the TV ratings … MLB was soaring up the sports ladder. Which is a provable fact people liked watching juicers hit HRs.

    But now that the PC crowd forced their “morality” on the majority(provable through TV ratings) Baseball isnt even on the sports map anymore its just another NBA and NHL … meaningless.

    During the steroid era baseball was the clear #2 sport in sports but now its just BORING ….

    We live in a society where morons who never researched a subject make judgement and laws on said subject. I have done steroids. 2 cycles. Its not any worse than any other prescribed drug. In fact doctors do prescribe steroids. for Steroids like anything moderation is the key …

    or

    Was my inherited risk of football comment your issue ??? because that would be an even more pointless argument.

  470. By sandiamond on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    BLACKMON you want?????????????

    Here’s a guy just a good as blackmon and guess what? you don’t have to give up the farm or lose kalil and you could even gain another pick in the draft

    Say What?? are you kidding

    No… the giants and jets are waiting sooooooooo patiently behind us in the second round

    Let’s make it happen!!!!!!!!!

  471. By sandiamond on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

  472. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn – For me, it has nothing to do with the moral implications of taking the drug to begin with, but the fact that doing so is cheating. It’s against the rules to take steroids just like it’s against the rules to hit a player after the whistle is blown. Most people follow the rules, so it gives an unfair advantage to the people who choose not to.

    Therefor, just like Spencer, you are defending the people who are breaking the law. The difference is he was defending them against the law of the coutry, where you’re defending them against the law of the sport. It is a very small difference in the whole scheme of the argument that you are the same person.

  473. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    still some pining for Claiborne or Blackmon. I would be more concerned about a trade down and missing on all three versus picking one over the other. Kalil is the best choice and hopefully Spielman realizes this. I would hate to be in winter park if he doesn’t pick Kalil. going to be some very loud booing going on .

  474. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Winning the record by breaking the rules has tainted the point of tracking the record in the first place. Why set rules if we reward the people who break them?

  475. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    ^Bonds, McGuire and company in baseball, and the Saints in football.

    At least the league is now attempting to do something about the Saints, but the damage is done, and they can never truly fix the damage.

  476. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody Here’s a question about Steroids and Performance Enhancing Drugs. New versions of these drugs are made on a regular basis. Is it cheating if a drug is developed to enhance performance, if it is not on a list of illegal substances. Case in point in the late 70s to the 90s Baseball had basically no Steroid rules. Yet these players are called out as cheaters now. If rules aren’t in place at the time the drug is made, how can you call a person using them cheaters. Where is the line drawn and do you apply today’s standard to past players that used a drug that is now banned. I can’t see how that is fair. Why should a player have to admit they used a non banned drug in the past? I think these are questions all fans should be asking.

  477. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Mike – I was in the understanding that the drugs were banned at some point before they earned the records. It’s not something that I have looked into, I am going off of what I have heard from the media.

    If they were legal and acceptable substances during the time they were used, then I don’t understand why people are complaining. To me, that would be no different from complaining about touchdowns that shouldn’t have happened back in the 90s because the push out rule is gone now.

  478. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Parody … if our judicial system had any integrity, I might agree with having the private sector poke around but it doesnt. The only reason our judicial system or politicians have thought about getting involved is to milk the cash cow. American justice is more about money than anything else.

    I will not positively promote laws that are only “laws” for certain people. In this country “drug laws” apply to middle and lower class people. Rich people get slaps on the wrist while poor people go to prison. American Hypocricy runs very deep.

    We all know Hollywood is full of drugs but rarely is a celbrity in prison. Even more rarely is the celebrity in a REALPRISON. On the rare occasion a judge want to make a name for themselves generally the celebrity ends up at a resort.

    BTW … Our founding fathers were “law breakers” and rebellious people. They made a stand for things they didnt like. Make no mistake George Washington was a criminal … in the eyes of Britain. But a hero to us. Think about it.

    I wont just agree with people because its PC. MLB though I still watchthe Cubs is not as good as it was in the Steroid era … and thats provable. Thats all I said.

    As far as bounties go … from the info Ive gotten it seems like Gregg Williams was the “The Last Mohican” . The end of a tradition. Its over and if you allow the government into anything you willnever get them out.

  479. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    I swear this space bar button doesnt work properly … way to many missed spaces.

  480. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    The government got involved in performance enhancement drugs as kids. Kids were having medical issues from these drugs and was getting a lot of media spotlight. The reason is why are kids using these drugs now the spot light shifts from the kids to professional sports. These drugs were never condoned but they weren’t illegal either specifically in baseball. It was also known that they were in football, but I believe the NFL was making some rules early on. I also am not sure when the rules were put in place, but I believe some like Mark McGuire were wronged as they tried to protect themselves from self incrimination over drug use that wasn’t banned at the them they played.

  481. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    oops at the time they played. It did take a baseball player to name players in MLB to get action to take place.

  482. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Parody … I do understand the “cheaters” argument. Its a good one. However sports is entertainment for the people. Not much differant than gladiators in Rome. Like I said I still watch the Cubs and enjoy going to a game but it the Cubs aint playin I aint watching.

    During the steroid era I could watch a lot of baseball kind of like I do football … watching Barry Bonds walk or hit ba’lls into the bay was entertaining. As a Cub fan of course I despise the Cardinals and all of their players which includes McGuire.

    Watching Roger Clemens dominate was entertaining.

    Im just saying MLB is boring again. Im not protesting the sport or its rules. Just stating that sometimes goody 2 shoes ruin stuff.

    Also in a sort of personal hypocricy … Im very much against steroids in NFL. For safety reasons. the guys just get too big and fast and the collisions become life threatening. So … da’md if you do da’md if you dont

  483. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    I defend people that break the law, but I dont defend people that use steroids. Breaking the law, and CHEATING, are very different IMO.

  484. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B … those are good points. I was taking Ephedra in high school which was perfectly legal back then. I was just smart enough not to take a whole bottle.

  485. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn – In that case, maybe they should make some drastic changes to the rules of baseball to make it more interesting. Allow them to use metal bats so they can crank the ball further. Make the ball bigger so it’s easier to hit. Make the outfield smaller so it’s easier to get homeruns. And make the angle from home plate to first and third base wider to make it more difficult to hit a foul ball. All those changes should make for a lot more big offensive plays.

    Give the pitcher a time limit of 15-seconds between pitches too, so that we don’t have to sit and wait so long for him to re-adjust his jock between throws.

  486. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – You’re right. One should get you banned from the game. The other should get you banned from the country.

  487. By chrisbreezy on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    1st kalil OT
    2nd smith SS
    3rd quick WR
    4th kelemete OG
    4th rainey RB
    4th norman CB
    5th howard DT
    6th jackson FS
    7th burris OLB
    7th moss WR

  488. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    you make a valid point about cheating it doesn’t have to be illegal just unethical.

  489. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @chrisbreezy,

    That is a good mock, although I would prefer the 3rd round wr switched with the 4th round cb.

    We can forgive, but never forget, how badly our Dbacks were burned last year. It was so bad, I can still remember a play where Chris Cook ALMOST guarded a guy in the end zone. To me Cook is one of our best returning Dbacks for that play alone.

    WE NEED Dbacks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  490. By Conjon on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Round 1, Pick 3, No. 3 Overall : LT Matt Kalil

    Round 2, Pick 3, No. 35 Overall : SS Harrison Smith

    Round 3, Pick 3, No. 66 Overall : CB/FS Trumaine Johnson

    Round 4, Pick 3, No. 98 Overall : DT Kheeston Randall

    Round 4, Pick 33*, No. 128 Overall : LB Nigel Bradham

    Round 4, Pick 39*, No. 134 Overall : WR Tommy Streeter

    Round 5, Pick 3, No. 138 Overall :LB Vontave Burfict

    Round 6, Pick 5, No. 175 Overall OT Tom Compton

    Round 7, Pick 3, No. 210 Overall :WR Dale Moss

    Round 7, Pick 16, No. 223 Overall : KICKER

  491. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    sorry Fred I disagree 2nd or 3rd round pick should be a WR.

  492. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Parody … LOL no. I try to live by the motto … live and let live. Steroids were in baseball-it was good-and somebody decided to force themselves onto baseball.

    you know who else forces themselves onto others? ra’pists and some religious and “non” religious aka atheists … o yea and America

  493. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Leslie Frazier is the right man for Head Coach of the MN Vikings. He was raised by his Grandmother in Mis sis sippi, and had to over come poverty to make it in the NFL.

    “Frazier started his coaching career in 1988 as the first head coach at Trinity College in Illinois, now known as Trinity International University.”

    “He held the position for nine seasons, built the NAIA program from the ground up and won a pair of Northern Illinois Intercollegiate Conference titles before he moved on to the University of Illinois in 1997 as the Illinois defensive back’s coach.”

    He participated as a starting DB for the World Champion Chicago Bears, and was the Special A s s t. to the Head Coach and DBack Coach for the World Champion Indianapolis Colts.

    Many misinterpret his quietnes s for weaknes s. It is his strength, just like it was for Ghandi, The Prince of Peace, MLK, and other great leaders.

    All Frazier needs is time!!!

  494. By mad1 on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    we have all new cbs that started at some point in time and shut down the top WRs in the nfl Carr, bowman,cook,and winfeild…… The reason they looked so bad was our SS didn’t under stand cover 2 jonhson and stanford…Then Adbullah went down and we had no names back there.. We need FSs and SSs….

  495. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    I think a lot of fans forget how badly burnt our Defensive Halfbacks were a year ago!

    We could use an outstanding WR, but are unlikely to get one in the second round and beyond anyway. All we would be doing is adding depth. We already have depth at WR.

    We would have to obtain a free agent WR to have any effect on this year’s team.

    We need to build for the future…which means OLs and Dbs… those unglamourous positions that are the backbone of any football team.

  496. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred he’s got another year I wouldn’t count on another one. So one more season then we will know or not know. His past has little to do with his ability to coach even good men are meant for every position. He’s a good DC but is he a good HC. He has one more year.

  497. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred this team has already spent some of its cap for 2 CB in FA. Add that to other players on the Roster it should be competitive enough without a high draft pick. You can’t consider the past players as there are new personnel in the mix now.

  498. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @mad1,

    I’m glad someone finally explained the thinking behind drafting a safety over a cornerback.

    You may be right, I may be crazy, but we also may need a CB. None of those guys (including Winfield, lately) have proved themselves in the NFL.

    I also think that Winfield is likely to get injured, early, and often!

  499. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    I agree that NFL means Not For Long, and coaches don’t get much of a chance. So Frazier’s team will have to show some promise this year. No doubt.

  500. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    Hey, I can do anything I want! lol

    I’m just very cautious about saying any of these guys are what we need. Frazier and Spielman better have the same attitude or the NOT FOR LONG will get to them.

  501. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred you may want to Spielman his building through the draft and is thriftiness may just cost Fraizer his job. I have a feeling Spielman will not field a competitive team this coming season.

  502. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    want to talk too

  503. By KoN on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    The more I think about it, the more convinced I become that our first four picks should go:
    1. Kalil
    2. Smith
    3. Quick
    4. Minnifield

  504. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred I think that Spielman probably signed a new contract taking the GM job so he is probably safe for this year at least. I can’t confirm or deny this but I don’t see an urgency to field a competitive team this coming year.

  505. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Leslie Frazier is the right man for Head Coach of the MN Vikings. He was raised by his Grandmother in Mis sis sippi, and had to over come poverty to make it in the NFL. :)

    “Frazier started his coaching career in 1988 as the first head coach at Trinity College in Illinois, now known as Trinity International University.”

    “He held the position for nine seasons, built the NAIA program from the ground up and won a pair of Northern Illinois Intercollegiate Conference titles before he moved on to the University of Illinois in 1997 as the Illinois defensive back’s coach.”

    He participated as a starting DB for the World Champion Chicago Bears, and was the Special A s s t. to the Head Coach and DBack Coach for the World Champion Indianapolis Colts.

    Many misinterpret his quietnes s for weaknes s. It is his strength, just like it was for Ghandi, The Prince of Peace, MLK, and other great leaders.

    All Frazier needs is time!!!

  506. By mad1 on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    don’t for get we haven’t gone threw a hole offseason as a team yet..so who knows Stephen Burton, Mistarl, Marcus Sherels, Asher Allen And the others we pic up form WAS and FA..

  507. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred I respect your opinion but it is not fact. He hasn’t show through action he can do the job. He turned in the second worse performance for a Vikings Head coach. I don’t think he should even get another year, but he does and we will wait and see.

  508. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    You have been around long enough to know that those contracts are not a guarantee that you will have a job. Yes, they discourage employers from firing people, because it costs them money, but in the NFL, it is considered “just good business.”

    Spielman knows it. He is smart, but tends to be a gambler. You may very well get your wide receivers, perhaps even one in the first round.

    It might not be Blackmon!!!

  509. By mad1 on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    this could be a very competitive team this coming year….. we still have time to trade for players sign player that get cut even re-sign the players that do good to long term deals this could get good……

  510. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Mad1,

    I coached Sherels in weightraining ( I love to brag). So of course I’m rooting for him. But the small guys get ignored in football. He may not get a decent chance. He hardly got to play any dback last year.

    (Yes, some nickel, but when I watched him, he covered the guy!!!)

  511. By mad1 on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    we will all find out what these guys have this offseason……..and how far we can go through pre season….

  512. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    I agree Mike, Leslie is horrid.

  513. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    I think there is a strong possibility the Vikings will finish 8-8 this year, even if they mess up the draft.

    We have a tough pre-season, and a much easier regular season schedule than last year. Plus, after last year the players should be motivated to improve. Who want to go through 3-13 again!!!

  514. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Bill Walsh was also 3-13 his first season with the 49ers. The next season, as I recall, they won the Super Bowl!!!

  515. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    I am >>>>SOOOOO<<<< glad this week is over. Halifax has been inundated with thousands of tourists from cruise ships flocking to our graveyards to view the areas where the Titanic victims are buried, visit our museums, and just basically go "Titanic" insane.

  516. By Lance on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    we should aim at getting Trumaine Johnson. He is a Corner with the making of a saftey. The fact he played QB and WR before he went CB in college. In which he excelled in everything position he plays…. I tend to say darft him. Because when people get injured players like him can make the move to safty or corner… two positions every teams needs depth at because of inguries at that position.

  517. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer, and Mike B.,

    What is it that you don’t like about this black man from Mississippi who coached with Mike Tomlin, and Tony Dungy?

  518. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    I’m surprised that you can say “Titanic” on this blog.

  519. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Nova Scotia Vike,

    What is your prospectus on the Minnesota Vikings for 2012?

  520. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, I think we will fare slightly better than the Titanic.

  521. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Nova Scotia…land of 10,000 classic cars?

  522. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Woah Fred are you about to pull the card out again. It has nothing to do with what you have said it has everything to do with his ability to be a head coach in the NFL. If you are trying to inflame the situation I must tell you I have informed the website about this issue.

  523. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Nova,

    Do you think we have solved our OLine problems? Our Dback problems?
    Our women problems?

  524. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, No,No, and Definitely No.

  525. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    I knew you were thinking that.

    Sorry that you feel so guilty. That was not my intention at all.

  526. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Fred, this isnt the first time you brought race into this haha.

  527. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Ok enough said I just pointed out through action and record Fraizer has not proved to be a good Head Coach. He has a track record as a good DC. Your background has very little to do with the positions you undertake. Sometimes the position and the person isn’t a good fit. I was thinking that as your the one that always brings it up when someone disagrees with you with real facts.

  528. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    %%

    “A quarterback depends on his teammates to be successful. A lot of people try to equate his role with that of a baseball pitcher in baseball, but they’re vastly different. A good pitcher can completely dominate a game. A good quarterback still has to depend on the line in front of him, his backs, and the men he throws to.”

    *Chuck Noll, winning coach of four super bowls in five years for the Pittsburgh Steelers

  529. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    I have not been the only one you have tried this with and is why I informed Wobby about the situtation. We are having a discussion and we can chose not to agree with you.

  530. By KoN on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, bringing race into it is ridiculous. That being said Spencer and Mike’s feelings about Leslie are unfounded. I guarantee to you that our record last year was not due to his coaching. I can also guarantee to you that even if we had Lombardi or Grant coaching the team last year we would have won four games at most. The losses were mostly a result of complete lack of second half effort when McNabb was QB and first half effort when Ponder was QB.

  531. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    I don’t see it that way at all. Leslie Frazier had an outstanding record at Trinity College. I saw it once, but I’m not going to dig it up again.

    Sorry you were offended by one of my posts. That was not my intention.

  532. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Week 1- Blow a 10 point lead.
    Week 2- Blow a 17 point lead.
    Week 3- Blow a 20 point lead.

    ITS THE COACHING! Frazier CAN NOT get it done. He just stands there like he doesnt give a f-ck with that stoic face. He was a dam good DC, but hes an awful HC. If we had a decent HC I guarantee you that we would have started off the season at least 2-2.

    I cant wait till we get rid of this clown.

  533. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    KoN I disagree with you also Fraizer’s decisions directly effected the outcome of last years performance. To start with firing McKinney although may have been justified, Fraizer didn’t have a viaible replacement for him and we ended up with 32nd worst LT in the league. He didn’t make required changes in the secondary after 3 blown leads until it was too late. He in fact supported players that were involved in poor secondary performance. There is more.

  534. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Clearly this guy cant inspire his team to play four quarters of quality football.

  535. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    “Playing the Race Card”

    Well, it’s not a game. Racism is a very serious thing
    and it is alive right now with Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin.

    American Caucasians are always looking for the great white
    hope. They won’t give up.

    Charles Barkley said it well, “when most people start watching
    a basketball game they immediately count the number of blacks
    and whites on the floor.”

    Racism will never go away, at least not in our lifetimes. Really it’s
    silly because it has been scientifically shown that we are all the same
    race genetically!!!

  536. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    Your most recent post is the reason I will keep on defending Frazier!

    Frazier did not play in even ONE DOWN of any of those games!!!

  537. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Although I supported the decision of adding McNabb to the team, some would point that out as a coaching failure.

  538. By Lance on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    hmmm mcnabb we didnt get second half effort… and Ponder we cant get first half effort. Solution? = Webb! effort in both halfs :)

  539. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    The team looked uninspired for THREE straight weeks heading into the second half, thats on the COACH Fred!

  540. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer … was Tom Landry a good coach ???

  541. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Watching the Penguins-Flyers fights, pretty soon a hockey game might break out.

  542. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer … was Tony Dungy a good coach ???

  543. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    And dont even try to bring race into this Fred, I judge players based on how they perform, not by the color of their skin.

    Guys who I have defended: Cook, Janoris Jenkins, Webb.

    Guys who Ive criticized: AP, Cedric Grififn, and Jared Allen.

  544. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Yea Shawn, Tony was a good coach…whats your point?

  545. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn – Let’s just drop it. It’s obvious that you just like to argue with people even if they don’t disagree with you.

    You really should be a politician with your uncanny ability to make your replies cover a topic that wasn’t presented.

  546. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – Yes, because defending criminals is so much better than ragging on a specific race. Last I checked, lawyers were seen as a level below racists…

  547. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Dungy had nearly the exact same thing. Dungy was very soft spoken and polite to officials and the media and I havent seen as many Dungy pressers as I have Frazier but Id say I have seen more anger in Fraziers expressions compared to Dungy. Frazier doesnt tellyou or me what he’s thinking but I guarantee he gets his point across.

    “He just stands there like he doesnt give a f-ck with that stoic face. ” -Spencer

    That sentence works for both guys …

    Spencer do you have a job?

  548. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply
    You really should be a politician with your uncanny ability to make your replies cover a topic that wasn’t presented.

    By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply
    Spencer – Yes, because defending criminals is so much better than ragging on a specific race. Last I checked, lawyers were seen as a level below racists…

    _______________________________________________________________

    LOL … isnt it Ironic.

  549. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Clearly it worked for Dungy, and clearly its not working for Frazier. Jay Cutler and Jamarcus Russell both have some of the strongest arms in the NFL….one player has the chance to be an elite quarterback , the other isnt even in the league anymore.

    And yea, I have a job.

  550. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn – Where’s the irony? I was making a direct reply to Spencer’s post:
    And dont even try to bring race into this Fred, I judge players based on how they perform, not by the color of their skin.

    Guys who I have defended: Cook, Janoris Jenkins, Webb.

    Guys who Ive criticized: AP, Cedric Grififn, and Jared Allen.

  551. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer … As’suming your human. When you make an “oops” or a mistake at work how would you respond if your boss started foaming at the mouth screaming at you with a finger in your face in front of everyone else ???

  552. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Thats completely different..

  553. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Just face the facts guys, Frazier isnt that good of a coach. Week in and week out he doesnt get the best out of his players. Sure blowing leads should be placed on the players, but a majority of the blame must be placed on the HC!

    He got rid of a suitable LT in McKinnie, and brought in the worst LT to fill his spot.
    It took him 5 games to bench McNabb.
    It took him 6 games to bench Berrian.

    What did he do that was good????

  554. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Parody … at fist glance I thought an attack on lawyers was “your uncanny ability to make your replies cover a topic that wasn’t presented.” Perhaps Im reaching. Perhaps not …

  555. By KoN on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer if you’re going to compare coaches to QBs, then saying Frazier is a bad coach now is like saying Ponder is for sure a bad QB and has no chance in the NFL. Are you willing to make that judgement at this point? If not then you can’t justify judging Frazier yet; if so then you’re just stupid.

  556. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply
    Thats completely different..

    ___________________________________________________

    HOW ????

    Perhaps after you make a mistake (miss a block) your boss(coach) should call the entire work force (media) into a meeting where your boss can make sure everyone knows you made a mistake. Then show everyone how your mistake leads to a bu’tt chewing

  557. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn – How many jobs are there in this country that require a person to be expending enormous physical effort like the NFL does? Obviously screaming at you behind a desk is going have significantly different results, in terms of success, than it does to a professional football player.

  558. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    I was saying that just because people have similar attributes doesnt mean they will both have equal success.

    Case in point Frazier and Dungy have similar personalities….but one coach is off to the H.O.F, the other will probably be looking for another job soon.

  559. By KoN on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer the fact that he was able to make the tough decisions to get rid of a guy who had talent but no work ethic, to bench a guy that he had brought in at the start of the year, and to get rid of a guy that this organization gave up a lot for shows that he has the ability to make tough decisions that a lot of people, even other head coaches, lack.

  560. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    O yea BTW … how many first year head coaches didnt have an offseason to prepare …

    you know things like giving trainers time to check on fatties (McNabb,McKinnie, and McNugget)

    Then when one fattie shows up your forced to scramble to find a LT … when you thought you would have a solid LT. So all the solid LTs were gone by the time McFattie showed up.

    Then with no offseason you have to get a rookie QB coached up but you didnt have an off season so you go to a comfort zone in McFatter because throwing a vet into the fire is easier than getting a rookie with no offseason up to speed

  561. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    “The fact that he was able to make the tough decisions to get rid of a guy” Kon…it took him entirely too long for him to realize McNabb just flat out couldnt play. A good coach would have seen that by Week 3.

  562. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn – You’re posting some good points there, but he really should have thrown Webb into the fire then. He had expereince with this team and knew the playbook. It would have done a much better job of resolving the argument about which QB to use going forward.

  563. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Careful there Spencer. You’re making evaluations that may come back to haunt you.

    “A good coach would have seen that by Week 3.

    Chilly saw by week 3 that Jackson was not the player to go with and switched to Frerotte…how “good” of a coach did he turn out to be?

  564. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    I thought Chilly was a good coach, he got fired in 2010 because of Favre. I dont care what anybody says, we lost all those close games because of #4.

  565. By KoN on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Spence, that’s simpy not true. Although McNabb wasn’t playing great, who do you think helped us to those 10, 17, and 20 point leads? I will agree that he just didn’t show up for the second half of games, but it is all on the defense for blowing those leads. Do I think it was a good idea to bench McNabb, of course. Do I think it was his fault we lost those early games, definetely not.

  566. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Chilly was a GREAT COACH……Hang on, I just dropped my crack pipe……

  567. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Parody … When Im running a job Im more like Bill Parcells than Frazier. I am loud and I cuss and will call you out anywhere.

    Some like me and some dont … those that dont I understand because I know I prefer my bu’tt chewings one on one. Where I can tell you to go F’ yourself.

    I could never work in an office because I find PC to be BS. Unfortunately PC has been creeping into construction as well. Basically PC follows women and overly sensitive people.

  568. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Week 1: Saints:14-9( Favre throws 1int)
    Week 2: Phins: 14-10( Favre throws 3 ints, plus fumbled the ball into the endzone)
    Week 3: Lions: Won
    Week 4: Bye
    Week 5: 29-20( Favre throws game losing INT)
    Week 6: Cowboys: Won
    Week 7: Packers: 28-24( Favre throws 3ints)
    Week 8: Patriots: 28-18( Favre throws 1int)

    And by Week 8 the season was over, losses compiled, and the blame for some reason was being placed on Chilly. Yet in every single one of our losses, #4 threw an INT.

  569. By hognuts on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @KoN

    I’m blaming the first loss to the Chargers on McNabb. We aren’t going to win when he throws for what was it 29 yards?

  570. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, what do Personal Computers have to do with this ???????

  571. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    You might want to just leave your pipe where you dropped it Nova. I borrowed it earlier, but stopped using it after it slipped out of my hand and landed in a pile that Sonja left behind…

  572. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn – You’ve lost me. I thought you were trying to make a point that cussing and foaming at the mouth is an ineffective way to lead a group of people, under any circümstance…

  573. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Nova … is Canada big on Political Correctness? Or does Freedom of Speech have rules ???

  574. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Parody … Ive mastered it.

  575. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    We are beyond Political Correctness and have entered into the realm of absurdity.

  576. By KoN on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    If a QB throws one int you can’t blame the loss on them. If any player turns the ball over once you can’t blame the loss on them. It would definetely be a contributing factor, but not the sole reason. Now if a player turns the ball over three or more times, then the blame can definetely shift towards them.

  577. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – Whose decision was it to keep #4 on the field after each of those mistakes…
    Whose decision was it to go BEG #4 to come back even though they were well aware of how crippled the 2009 season made him?
    Who should have been responsible for making sure that we had a reliable replacement on board for the OLDEST QB IN THE NFL?

  578. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Parody … In todays world you have to know your employee. Some you have to be subtle with and some you have to smack in the head. Not literally … although I tried it once. Luckily it was a guy I partied with so he didnt get me in trouble :)

  579. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn – If “it” refers to the art of hypocrisy then I completely agree. You are the master.

  580. By Shawn on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Parody … literally, that was good.

  581. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like Spencer could use some help…

    Many valid points being brought up in the Frazier debate…

    Many leads were lost early in the year…Were the players limited early from lack of conditioning ??…Were games lost because the coaching staff didn’t do well enough making game time adjustments…

    Frazier was in his first year as head coach…And should be given slack because of that situation…No off season to work with players…I agree McKinney should have been let go…But was that situation handled properly ??…Jury is out with Frazier on many topics…

    Did Frazier bring back AP from injury to early at the end of last season…To win a game that didn’t really matter…With the season over at that point anyway…After AP did go down to injury…Why again the following week was Gerhart put in and also get a season ending injury…Was that smart coaching…When you had a bench full of young or rookie players that needed talent evaluations done…Why didn’t Frazier have his young players in late last season…Protecting his veteran players from injury…

    Did Frazier do a good job throwing red flags challenging plays last season…No…How was Frazier’s clock management with 2 minutes to play last year…Horrible..

    But again…Learning the head coaching position is no piece of cake…

    Les has a chance to just coach this season..And not worry about anything else but coaching…

    Jury is out so far…Lets see how we all feel after this season…I think Frazier is an awesome person…One more year of just coaching…Fans should have a pretty good idea if he can coach….

    The talent is there…I do not doubt that in the least…

  582. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    We haven’t had a good coach on this team since Dennis Green period. I lost respect for Green after the 98 championship game, but overall he did good things to improve the team.

  583. By ozzinator on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @ Nova – “Titanic Gravestones”, that would be a great name for a rock band!

  584. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    OZ…..HAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAAAHAHAAA!

  585. By KoN on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Lol, OTK, Frazier is talented prospect whose stock has dropped because of a bad year last year, I think he’d be a steal in the fourth round.

  586. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    ” And the band played on “…….

  587. By ozzinator on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Nova – Wait a minute, I dropped my crackpipe.
    Bwaa ha ahha ahaha ha

  588. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    How exciting going to a graveyard to see markers with no bodies in the grave site and not related to you.

  589. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    KoN…hahaha

  590. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qRDg9WS7fk

  591. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B. ….There are 150 bodies of Titanic victims buried here, and a lot of the tourists were (are) descendants.

  592. By sandiamond on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    KoN that 4 pick package looks good and others agree. However chances are 1 of the 3(smith,quick,minnifield) will not be available to draft at those spots.
    1 player could change the position selecting all the way up the line. Let’s hope it’s not Harrison Smith

  593. By ozzinator on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    interesting Nova

  594. By Mike B. on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah I hear you Nova, but I don’t need a grave site to remember loved ones. They are always in my heart.

  595. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Nova….

    My daughter is a Titanic junkie …She will read anything she can get her hands on about the Titanic…

  596. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    titanic.gov.ns.ca/

  597. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    OT…..She would have loved to be in Halifax this week !

  598. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.nejman.com/todiefor/halifax.htm

  599. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    OTK…..send her the above link.

  600. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks for the link Nova…

    I will be sure to send that to my daughter in an email…

    She just feels so sad for all the people involved that tragic day…

  601. By PurplHaze on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    KALIL DEFINITELY NEEDS TO BE OUR #3 OVERALL PICK! I think everybody agrees on that.

    I think taking Smith in the second is OK, if a WR that’s better at his position than Smith is at safety isn’t available.

    If we don’t take a WR in the 2nd round, we definitely need to take one in the 3rd. I think after the 3rd round, the talent pool is going to be a bit depleted. That’s not saying there won’t be enough WRs left, but I don’t feel there will be one left that will be a contributor in his first year with the team.

    The Vikings need to draft a WR that is going to make an impact on the field! That needs to come before the end of the 3rd round!

  602. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    There were a lot of tears shed in Halifax this week.

  603. By PurplHaze on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    I hope we draft Randle so I can point out to you haters just how wrong you were!!! =)))))))

  604. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Hes gonna prove me right..

  605. By ozzinator on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Sobs go out to Halifax.
    Meanwhile, does anybody like Kalil, and who is he?

  606. By ozzinator on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Now
    A very strong storm system continues to track across Nebraska this afternoon. It looks as though it’ll lift into southern Minnesota by this evening, which could possibly produce strong to severe thunderstorms over about the southern half of our state, as well as the southwestern half of Wisconsin. Heavy rain, hail and high winds along with a few tornadoes are all possible. Conditions should settle down significantly after dark. The cool air that follows will be cold enough to produce a few snowflakes mixed in with some rain by early Monday morning. I don’t think there’ll be a lot of moisture left over however by the time the cold air arrives.

  607. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    With any luck, it might wipe out some packer fans.

  608. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Homer ( Packer fan )………….”Earl, we had better get us out of here, there’s a big wind a-comin !!!!!)……(Earl) (packer fan)…….” You go,… my old cow “Aaron” needs to be milked, or there won’t be any cheese on the table” ….(Homer)….” Let her go Earl, we both can have a regular sh1t now” !!!!!!!!!!!

  609. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Tomlin was our last great coach. To bad we didnt give him a chance to be our head coach. Was WR really a problem last year? I agree it can definately use an upgrade but we have to focus on OLine and secondary before even thinking about a WR.

    I already know Spielman will be lookin at receivers in rounds 2-4. I dont like it but he cant afford to let Ponder fail. I can respect that. I believe Spielman will do the right thing. It might not be the most popular but it will be the right thing.

  610. By sandiamond on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Titus oh Titus where you be??

  611. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titus Used to live in Rome, I’m pretty sure he’s dead.

  612. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Titus (Latin: Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus;[1] 30 December 39 – 13 September 81), was Roman Emperor from 79 to 81. A member of the Flavian dynasty, Titus succeeded his father Vespasian upon his death, thus becoming the first Roman Emperor to come to the throne after his own father……If he’s not dead, I bet he doesn’t smell too great.

  613. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Wikipedia tells no lies

  614. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    GDP…They got this one right.

  615. By sandiamond on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    oh well the spirit of Titus will grace us once again someday

  616. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone should take a break from this blog. If you don’t, then I would be concerned.

  617. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    I figured Titus’ new name was OTKalil2012. He seemed to show up about the same time that Titus disappeared…

  618. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Jackie Robinson Day in MLB today, everyone wears # 42……that’s pretty cool.

  619. By sandiamond on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    no way parody, he’ll be back around draft day my guess

  620. By KoN on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    OTK isn’t optimistic enough to be Titus.

  621. By sandiamond on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    no doubt konzzzzzz!

    as drs says: got to run into town on my buggie … have a nice night everyone………………………………~

  622. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Parody…Oh heavens no…I am just a reject from the Star Trib blog…I used to blog on there all the time for years…They changed formats a few times I was there…And now want to charge money after 20 articles a month…

    So I started surfing the web and found your blog…Enjoyed your comments personal styles..And here I am…DRS must be a member to get as many articles from the site as he does…My blog name on there was “bledpurple” a few years ago I went under “I bleed purple”…Noy sure if any of you ever blog there ??…I just lost patience with the site…

    But no…I am surely not the mighty “Titus”… ; )

  623. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    *and personal styles..

  624. By sandiamond on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    glad you made it here OTK. i’m just a reject from nfl.com blogs, left in 09′ never to return again

  625. By KoN on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    I tried the NFL blogs for a little while last year, then I realized that there were more trolls commenting on Vikings blogs than there were actual fans.

  626. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    I figured it was a longshot. The timing just seemed to work out best for you OTK. He changes names so frequently, I wouldn’t put it past his family to have checked him into a psychiatric ward for multiple personalitiy disorder.

  627. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    I tried the NFL.com blogs a while back, but they just weren’t cozy enough for my taste. There were so many people blogging all at once – generally making single comments that re-iterate what had been said a thousand times already – that I could never get to know anybody and actually socialize with other fans.

    It’s much better on this site. The group of regulars is small enough to make it easy to identify individual personalities.

  628. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Now I’m just waiting for Nova to tell me that I inspired another great name for a band…

  629. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, no, no,….I know what you mean !….I tried the “Lazy-Boy Furniture” blogs a while back, but they weren’t cozy enough.

  630. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    There were way to many packer backers on that other site…

    Can’t even understand why ??…If your a Packer fan…Why are you on a Viking site ??…

    But that’s a cheesehead for you… : )

  631. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    I came from nowhere.

  632. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Spence, I would have sworn that you crawled out from under a rock !!

  633. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve actually been on Vikings Blog for a while, the thing is that I just rarely ever commented. I was simply a fly on the wall. But how I became a regular was when I stated a simple fact about Jared Allen, and then everyone blew it out of proportion. After that incident I disappeared but came back after I saw someone saying how terrible the secondary was, and I said that when healthy the secondary is actually pretty good. Then….out of the blue, Shawn says…..”Cedric Griffin is a better Minnesota Viking than Chris Cook”….and thus a rivalry was born.

  634. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    D@mn, there’s never a flyswatter when you need one.

  635. By Viking-ology on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t get caught in a “web” of confusion.

  636. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    C Griffin…career stats…7 yrs exp…360 tackles…12 forced fumbles…8 ints..

    C Cook…career stats….3 yrs exp…38 tackles…0 forced fumbles…0 ints….

    Cedric Griffin has had by far the better carrer until the present time…

    Stats don’t lie…Injury or off field troubles do not make for excuses…

    Shawn wins !!!…. ; )

  637. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry Spencer…I didn’t really want to be “a fly in the ointment” in your Grifffen and Cook arguments with Shawn…But stats don’t lie…

    Not saying Cook will not do a good job in the future though…But Griffen has had the better career until now….

  638. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    We should let Mike Wobschall know that this is a great blog. I in my Jonesy way participated in the Redskins, Lions, and several other blog sites. (or at least looked at getting involved with them)

    None were even close to as good as Vikings.com

  639. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    ————————————————————————————————————-

    From BruinsNation March 30, 2012
    I’ve said it before in my previous O Line previews; offensive success goes how the OL goes. The best running backs can’t run where there are no holes. The best quarterbacks can’t throw if they are on their backs looking at the sky.

    Conversely, running backs who are making first contact 4 yards down field will gash defenses, and QB’s with clean jerseys put up big numbers.

    A dominant offensive line will control the game and put up points, which in turn makes the opponent play from behind and helps our defense.

    ———————————————————————————————————————

  640. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    That is what we want friends, not just a O Line…a DOMINANT OFFENSIVE LINE!

    Don’t be afraid to write your local sportswriters, so that they get the word out to pressure Spielman and Frazier!!!

  641. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    I know Griffin had the better career, I already admitted that. But what I had a problem with was Shawn saying Ced is a better CB than Cook.

    I just dont get how he can say Cook did worse than Ced last year.

    I win :))))

  642. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    And if you think we need to keep our options open, and be balanced…then how
    ’bout them defensive halfbacks.

  643. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    I have agreed with you many times that Chris Cook has a much bigger upside. In fact, one of my posts said that he was the only guy I saw really guard a guy all the way to the end zone.

    If choose for better luck between the two, I would choose Griffin. But Cook appears to be the better player for the future. I think, much better.

  644. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    This blog is 3 days old!

  645. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    :( :)

    Offensive Linemen have to possess great footwork and agility. As the game gets faster and stronger, it takes more and more skill and strength to make holes for a running back, or protect a quarterback on a pass play. Footwork is one of the most important aspects of this.

  646. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    90909090909

    “We are offensive linemen, part of the o-line. Five guys working as a unit within the football team to establish the tempo and demeanor of the game.

    Our job description doesn’t sound fun, interesting or flashy, nor should it. Those who know football know the game is won or lost in the trenches, along the line. We start the play and if we are good we finish it.

    We are the O-Line, we set the examples, we “LEAD FROM THE FRONT.”
    — Grey Ruegamer(Offensive lineman for the New York Giants)

  647. By Spencer on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Does Wobbs get paid by the amount of posts are on a blog?

  648. By sunnyazvike on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    I want to destroy quarterbacks this year. I really think our advantage is getting DT in 2nd round. The north doesn’t have the best of lines. Close the middle and our De’s can use their normal wide angle lanes to cause havoc. I still think i want kalil with the third pick, but wouldn’t mind rieff and an extra 2nd and 3rd. Would like to grab Janoris Jenkins with one of those extra picks… on a side note tell me what you guys think, I have a buddy who is a pats fan. We were playing gm’s for each others squad, he brought up a trade for jared allen… 2 first round picks this year and a third. I said done deal.

  649. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    This was said by Harry Hiestand former Offensive Line Coach for Illinois, Chicago Bears, Tennesee Titans, and currently Notre Dame:

    “The fundamentals of line play are critical no matter what type of offensive system you are in. Blocking people is about leverage. Blocking people is about getting your helmet where it belongs and getting your pads below someone else’s pads and knocking them off the ball.

    Being fundamentally sound fits any system. We are going to work on being fundamentally sound. We are going to work on blocking people for the duration of the play.
    “Notre Dame’s system is an exciting style of football. It is wide open, but also one where he likes to run the football and be a team where you have to defend both the run and pa s s across the whole field.

    The key in football, and it will never change, is blocking and tackling. When you are a good tackling team, you have a good defense, and when you are a good blocking team, you will have a good offense.”

  650. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    “The key in football, and it will never change, is blocking and tackling. When you are a good tackling team, you have a good defense, and when you are a good blocking team, you will have a good offense.”
    Harry Hiestand, former NFL Offensive Line Coach now with
    Notre Dame

  651. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    “Linemen are literally the unsung heroes of the game. Their situation is analogous to the infantry in warfare. They do the hard, bitter fighting for victory. As the generals reap the headlines in war, the backs reap the headlines in football.

    Yet in their hearts, the generals and backs know that victory and the accolades came to them through the work of the footsoldiers and linemen.”
    — Gomer Jones (Bud Wilkinson’s line coach at Oklahoma)

    (During Wilkinson’s stay at Oklahoma, the Sooners won several National Championships…and Wilkinson is a former MN Gopher player!!!)

  652. By Woodboat on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    As much as I hate to admit it, I gotta side with Spencer on the Griffen/ Cook comparison. Cedric has NEVER been a CB that you would put out there for a Pro Bowl slot. He had a few years in the middle of his career that he had learned how to play the position and wasn’t injured that he was a decent CB.

    Please scratch the phrase “stats don’t lie” from you witty comeback notebook. Stats DO lie… people manipulate stats to suit their argument all the time. As an example, if one CB gets thrown at consistantly because he is perceived as being a weak spot in the defense, he’s going to get a lot of chances to make plays. The CB that is perceived as being dangerous gets nothing thrown his way, and therefore gets nothing in the stat book. Which CB do YOU want on your team? Personally, I’d love to have a DB squad that was SO good that the other team never bothered throwing deep or to the outside out of fear… our DBs stats would look horrible… oh yeah…. stats don’t lie.

  653. By Woodboat on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Just spent the weekend in Chico, CA. Its a great little college town.. home of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co (great place to tour and get your grub on). I didn’t see any Packers gear being sported, but man do they love Aaron Rodgers.

  654. By Woodboat on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    So… Spielman has GOT to draft Kalil, right? He HAS to make a splash this year with that 3rd pick. If he drops back in a trade with the Dolphins, we’ll be out of the running for a big name draftee… which would be the first step in getting Rick to clean out his office.

  655. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

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

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

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

    This means an obsession with Offensive Linemen and Defensive Backs.

  656. By Frederick Jones on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Woodboat,

    I agree with you on most of what you said. “D a m n lies and statistics,” is a quote I have used. But if their are enough statistics, like research, they MAY have more meaning.

  657. By Parody on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    Yes Fred, we need to have an obsession with offensive line and DBacks. So much so that we pick one of each in the first two rounds. From there, go BPA and hope to fill a couple of other needs like LB and WR before the end of the 4th round.

  658. By Carl K on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    This is a great year to have ten picks… This draft is deep.

    The only player worthy to trade back and give up Kalil for is Luke Kuechly.

    Not only would we get a future pro bowler and game changer on D, but we would also have 2 extra picks in the 2nd and 3rd.

    so a trade with Miami could yield us these 5 player in the first 3 rounds
    Luke Kuechy ILB
    Mike Adams OT
    Harrison Smith SS
    Josh Robinson CB
    Brian Quick WR

  659. By DRS on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    If Vikings are sold, they could be moved

    Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune Updated: April 16, 2012 – 12:45 AM

    The team needs a new stadium to generate revenue. If the owners tire of waiting, a sale could be disastrous

    The Vikings have several owners besides Chairman Zygi Wilf and President Mark Wilf, the most visible partners of the organization.

    The silent stockholders are Leonard Wilf, Jeffrey Wilf, Reggie Fowler, Alan Landis and David Mandelbaum.

    While Zygi and Mark Wilf are more directly involved in management of the team, the other partners are investors who I’m sure weren’t happy when recently there was a call for an additional $20 million investment, with each partner’s payment based on his percentage of ownership.

    The call was made because the club hasn’t shown any type of profit the past couple of years and operating capital was needed.

    So believe me when I report that the investors other than Zygi and Mark aren’t going to keep coming up with money if the club continues to make those calls. And those calls are going to continue if the Vikings don’t get a new stadium, which would generate the money they need to operate and compete and not rank at the bottom of the NFL in revenue.

    If this pattern continues, Mr. Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers — who refuses to get behind the stadium bill in the Legislature — the Vikings will be sold and the buyer will pay a big price if he can move the team to Los Angeles, which I’m sure will happen if the Wilfs sell the team.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/147520465.html

  660. By DRS on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    If Vikings are sold, they could be moved

    Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune Updated: April 16, 2012 – 12:45 AM

    Until recently, the Jacksonville Jaguars were considered the leading candidate to move to California. But when Wayne Weaver sold the team to Shahid Khan late last year, the conditions were that the sale wouldn’t be made unless the buyer agreed not to move the team under any conditions. That eliminated Jacksonville as a team to move and made the Vikings more desirable if they don’t get the stadium.

    The St. Louis Rams also were candidates to move, but the city of St. Louis apparently is going to satisfy the owners by remodeling the Edward Jones Dome.

    What troubles me is that Mr. Zellers and his cohorts in the Legislature don’t realize, as I have pointed out many times, that this is not only a Vikings stadium. The football team would use the building only 10 days a year plus any playoff games, and a Major League Soccer team, which the Wilfs plan to acquire, also would use the building. But more important, it would enable Minneapolis to attract so many national events such as the NCAA Final Four, the Super Bowl and a possible college bowl game.

    Right now the old Metrodome, which opened in 1982, is leased for 300 days of the year. Can you imagine how many more days a new, modern stadium would be occupied with popular events that would bring millions of dollars to the state in the form of income tax, sales tax and business for the hotels and restaurants in town?

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/147520465.html

  661. By DRS on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    If Vikings are sold, they could be moved

    Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune Updated: April 16, 2012 – 12:45 AM

    The team needs a new stadium to generate revenue. If the owners tire of waiting, a sale could be disastrous.

    Lost other teams

    This area already has lost the Minneapolis Lakers, the Minnesota North Stars and nearly lost the Twins several times before Target Field was built.

    Believe me, the Vikings will be next if that stadium isn’t built. An NFL owner could earn so much more money by operating in Los Angeles instead of the Twin Cities.

    Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor informed me that when the new NBA revenue-sharing plan goes into effect in the near future, the Lakers could contribute as much as $50 million to the pot. The Wolves, if they continue to gross what they are now, will receive about $10 million and not pay into the revenue pool.

    That is a good reason why the Vikings would make L.A. their home instead of Minneapolis if the stadium isn’t built.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/147520465.html

  662. By DRS on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    If Vikings are sold, they could be moved

    Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune Updated: April 16, 2012 – 12:45 AM

    The team needs a new stadium to generate revenue. If the owners tire of waiting, a sale could be disastrous.

    Deal made with U

    Should a Vikings stadium be built and the team needs to play for a year at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium, a deal has been made in which the Vikings would rent the stadium for $250,000 per game.

    In addition, the university would get all income from parking and concessions.

    If the Vikings want to install heating coils under the field to make the field playable in all weather, they would pay for that and any other capital improvements they want to make, including providing additional seating capacity.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/147520465.html

  663. By DRS on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Well it is 2457 NM time and off to bed I go, good night everyone.

  664. By DRS on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Or you can say it is 0058, good night.

  665. By sandiamond on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Holler’s predictions three rounds. bad call with T. Lewis OLB in the third as he should be available later in the draft

    http://min.scout.com/2/1177734.html

  666. By Frederick Jones on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    @DRS,

    Thank you for the article by Sid Hartman. It seems to be pretty much in the hands of our congressmen at this point.

  667. By Frederick Jones on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    My favorite people on the football field have always been offensive linemen and defensive backs. I say this because it takes special people to perform well in jobs in which there is little public recognition when they are doing things right but are thrust into the spotlight as soon as they make a mistake.
    That is exactly what happens to a lineman whose man sacks the quarterback or a defensive back who lets his receiver catch a touchdown p a s s. They know the importance of being part of a group that believes in teamwork and does not point fingers at one another.
    Chuck Noll, Head Coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, 1969-1991
    and LB-G-C for the Cleveland Browns 1953-1959
    Four Super Bowl wins in FIVE years. Hall of Fame

  668. By Frederick Jones on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    :) :) :) :) :)
    Harry Hiestand, former Offensive Line Coach at Illinois, Chicago Bears, Tennesee Titans, and currently the Notre Dame had this to say about O Line play:
    “The fundamentals of line play are critical no matter what type of offensive system you are in. Blocking people is about leverage. Blocking people is about getting your helmet where it belongs and getting your pads below someone else’s pads and knocking them off the ball. Being fundamentally sound fits any system. We are going to work on being fundamentally sound. We are going to work on blocking people for the duration of the play.

    “Notre Dame’s system is an exciting style of football. It is wide open, but also one where he likes to run the football and be a team where you have to defend both the run and p a s s across the whole field.

    The key in football, and it will never change, is blocking and tackling. When you are a good tackling team, you have a good defense, and when you are a good blocking team, you will have a good offense.”

  669. By Frederick Jones on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    “Linemen are literally the unsung heroes of the game. Their situation is analogous to the infantry in warfare. They do the hard, bitter fighting for victory. As the generals reap the headlines in war, the backs reap the headlines in football. Yet in their hearts, the generals and backs know that victory and the accolades came to them through the work of the footsoldiers and linemen.”
    — Gomer Jones (Bud Wilkinson’s line coach at Oklahoma)

    If you know your college football history, then you know that Oklahoma under Wilkinson went on to win severl National Championships. Wilkinson played football for the MN Gophers Bernie Bierman

  670. By sandiamond on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Cosell is an old-fashioned guy that evaluates college talent straight up without using mocks, team needs, etc. Help him get on nflnetwork or espn to offer his insights!

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/getcosellontv/

  671. By sandiamond on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    another Holler subscriber article: After Matt Kalil, there might not be many (any?) elite left tackles in this draft class

  672. By Mike B. on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    @DRS I am going to have to disagree with Sid on this. Other teams have tired to make a go in LA and they haven’t worked out. Rams and Radiers both were in LA and couldn’t make it profitable. I am not saying it couldon’t happen, but to saythey could make so much more money in LA is a stretch. The team and reports need to stay away from the scare tactic like “Watch you, you may lose the teamt” to show them how much tax revenue they stand to gain in the long run. That’s how you convince elected official. Threats get you no where. It’s the bottom line that needs to be addressed. It is also why I wish others would quit complaining about the roof. It’s not going to be budgeted.

  673. By Spencer on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Bleacherreport ranked the top 80 RB’s, Tobys ranked 38th, so i cant disagree. But guess who they ranked as the #1 RB in the league????

    DARREN SPROLES! WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1133170-br-nfl-1000-top-80-running-backs

  674. By Spencer on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    AP was ranked 6th, DARREN SPROLES WAS RANKED 1ST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME??????????????????????????

  675. By PurplHaze on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Rueben Randle, Baby!!! But I don’t think he’ll be on the board when our 2nd round pick is up. I sure hope I’m wrong and we land him!!! =)

  676. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Well deserved by Sproles. AD cant catch and cant block.

  677. By Charles on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry but vikings won’t be selecting Kalil with the 3rd pick. this draft is loaded, but when Spielman said he will bring in weapons for Ponder it starts with the 3rd pick, which will be Justin Blackmon. look back at the couple of the top LT taken early in the draft. 1) Jake Long: The Dolphins went thru how many QB’s? i believe couple of those QB’s got injured. 2) Joe Thomas Browns 4-12 every year since he been drafted. 3) Robert Gallery not so good of a LT that he had to be moved to guard. You can find a top LT anywhere in the draft, it’s just how much does he want it.

  678. By sandiamond on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Haze he is working out for the Bengals today I believe. That’s the fun in this to never give up on you’re fav player until his name is called. luv me some Boykin and Burfict!

  679. By DRS on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings Stadium Update: Another House Committee Meeting Tonight. Oh, And Kurt Zellers Is Less Of A Tool Than He Used To Be
    by Ted Glover on Apr 16, 2012 8:49 AM CDT in Minnesota Vikings Stadium

    The House Government and Operations Committee will hold a hearing on the Vikings stadium this evening at the Capitol, and by all accounts, this is the biggest hurdle a new Vikings stadium will face to date.

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2012/4/16/2951845/vikings-stadium-update-another-house-committee-meeting-tonight-oh-and

  680. By DRS on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Crunch time for Vikings stadium at State Capitol
    Written by Scott Seroka FILED UNDER
    10:56 PM, Apr 15, 2012

    MINNEAPOLIS — As Twins fans left Target Field Sunday, they were disappointed with another loss but they seemed satisfied with the ballpark where the game was played.

    Comparing the Twins field to the potential new home of the Vikings? The baseball stadium was in a similar, precarious position at the state legislature exactly six years ago.

    http://www.kare11.com/news/article/972943/396/Crunch-time-for-Vikings-stadium-at-State-Capitol

  681. By DRS on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    By the way Mike W. is it not time for a new blog?

  682. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Woodboat…Still stand my ground…Stats do not lie…I agree they can be “deceiving” sometimes…

    Those 12 forced fumbles in that stat line…Happened outside of just his CB duties…Those were from hits applied to the ball carrier…From any area of the field…Maybe even on special teams…But a important stat…

    C Griffen can hit…And never was afraid to do just that…(it seems until recently)…But that might be another stat to look into…

    Cook has yet to show that physical side of his game…

    How many opportunities to make a play did each have ??…I guess if I was a GM looking to hire the player…I would have dug deeper for full and more complete statistics…

    Point being as a general stat….Cook had…0 interceptions…0 forced fumbles…

    While the stat may be deceiving and need more looking into…

    The stat is fact…

  683. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    There should be a stat like a CB rating

  684. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    How about a new blog Wobs !!!…

    10 day until the draft…

    Nothing interesting or new about the Vikings to write about ???

    Any new cheerleaders trying out ???…

  685. By vikesfan12 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    What WR in the draft have visited winter park so far?

  686. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    There should be a stat that shows the average number of catches receivers have while a a specific CB is covering him. How many times he was targeted, the percentage of targets that resulted in completions, and targets that resulted in turnovers or incompletions. Combine that with forced fumbles, fumble recoveries tackles, missed tackles, ints, p@ss deflections, sacks, and tds scored and make that into a CB rating.

    That would be a stat i want to see

  687. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    I wonder if our new D coordinator is getting the chance to really step in and help Spielman line the draft picks up for the secondary ??…

    I hoping the D coordinator will find us some play makers for the secondary !!…Maybe some new fresh ideas…

    The Vikings secondary has been so boring for years now…

  688. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings need some big plays from the LB’s and secondary this season…

    If the Vikings DE’s don’t make a play…There are no plays being made on defense…

  689. By sandiamond on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    wednesday is the last day for pre-visits. The Vikes haven’t signed a wr worth a flip since Berrian and that was a flop.

    wonder if they are thinking Blackmon Rd1 & Jeffery Rd2??????????

  690. By vikesfan12 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    or Quick in round 3??

  691. By vikesfan12 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier got a good look at Quick at the senior bowl.

  692. By sandiamond on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    should be unlikely but 2 wr’s in the first three rounds is not

    vikesfan looks like just the top 2-4 wr’s have visited

  693. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Blackmon and Jeffery? Ughhhh, on paper sounds great.

  694. By Derrick.G on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    I wouldnt mind Quick joining this team at all.

  695. By vikesfan12 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Quick is a sleeper!!! Him and Percy would make a great duo (Carter,Moss). Speilman is tied to Ponders sucess and will give him another target to throw to,but we desperatly need a SS! H.Smith in 2nd Rd

  696. By charliewest40 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    vikesfan12…you are right on the money. SS 1st then WR. That is how we can field a better team THIS year !!

  697. By sandiamond on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    nfl teams must pay for the pre-visit expenses. air fares aren’t cheap without much advance booking. Very few mid-late rounders get requests as my other boy Manning hasn’t had any visits

  698. By sandiamond on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    http://minnesota.sbnation.com/minnesota-vikings/2012/4/16/2952430/vikings-trade-rumors-nfl-draft-2012-third-overall

  699. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Matt Kalil…quick interview…

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/147572725.html

  700. By chrisbreezy on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    signing atogwe to a 2-yr deal and bob sanders to a 1-yr deal would be smart signings.we have not gotten anywhere with frampton and samford. with the projected pick of harrison smith in the 2nd round and janzen jackson in the 5th round, fresh faces would do the vikings good.atowge and sanders is a smaller risk than keeping frampton and sanford.

  701. By PurplHaze on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    No news about the #3 overall pick is good news, IMO …..

    VIKINGS … DRAFT KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!

    Has everybody considered what the “Plan B” would be if Smith isn’t available in round 2? Many mocks have him taken off at the end of the first round. I SAY BPA @ WR!!!

  702. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2012/04/16/all-is-quiet-on-vikings-trade-front/

    I hope there is no interest from other teams taking the 3rd slot in the draft…

    But I think there is plenty of interest…And the smart move is to keep any interest there is behind closed doors and out of the media…

  703. By PurplHaze on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    I think Kalil is pretty much a lock … I mean, even if there are a few teams out there eying the #3 pick, I don’t think there are any willing to fork out what it’s going to take to get it.

    I feel at least 97% confident that Kalil will be a Viking in 2012, and I couldn’t be happier! =)

  704. By charliewest40 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    OTK , I think we should all relax and KNOW that Spielman is going to ensure that we get Kalil. Weve all thought about various scenarios except this one. What if we had won 1 or 2 more games last year and were in the #4- #8 slot ? What would Spielman be wanting to do in that position ? I think STILL the logical conclusion is: How do we get OT Kalil ?

    Its going to take a whole lot for us to move more than 1 spot down in the draft. I just dont see that happening.

    #3 KALIL !!!!

    #35 H. Smith !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This may end up being our best draft of ALL TIME

  705. By TheValentine84 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Just sign this kid right now…
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xpyeyj_one-of-the-best-catches-ever_sport?search_algo=1

  706. By Parody on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Charlie – Even better than the 2005 draft? That’s pushing it…

  707. By charliewest40 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Parody-You mean lobster boy Willimson HAHAHA

  708. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    OG Kevin Zeitler in 2nd round if Harrison Smith is off the board.

  709. By Parody on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

  710. By Parody on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

  711. By Parody on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

  712. By Parody on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

  713. By charliewest40 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Dont you think we need to give all our current guards a decent shot 1st before commiting another High draft pick ?

  714. By hognuts on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

  715. By Parody on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    He was obviously the best WR of that draft, but don’t forget we had another 1st round pick with which we grabbed the amazing DE, Erasmus James. And then we picked up OL Marcus Johnson in the second round, DB Dustin Fox in the third, RB Ciatrick Fason in the 4th, DT CJ Mosley in the 6th, and DB Adrian Ward in the 6th. These guys are all on the verge of the HOF…

  716. By hognuts on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    ^ Stud!

  717. By hognuts on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Worst draft ever? Quite possibly, Yes.

  718. By Parody on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Hognuts – I can’t figure out how Williamson was able to make that many good catches in College. They must have put super glue on the front of his jersey.

  719. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    charliewest- whether they start or not we lost our 2 starting guards, we need depth along the OLine.

  720. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/photoessays/09000d5d82851a65?module=HP11_content_stream

  721. By hognuts on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Haha I tried to find some NFL highlights, but there were only drops. I was thinking him and TJack were going to be the next Culpepper/Moss. Sometimes I think too optimistically.

  722. By iaVIKE on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Say it aint so…….

    http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/breaking_sanchez_wants_out_vikings_interested/10506992

  723. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Was tavaris jackson bad? or did he just have bad receivers? We will never know. Thanks again Chilly

  724. By hognuts on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Going to be hard for Kalil to overtake Sanders at #3.

  725. By hognuts on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    No Sanchez, no! NO NO NO NO! Never Mark Sanchez, stay away. He couldn’t handle the cold here anyways.

  726. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    If the Vikings do trade for Sanchez. I will…….They better not trade for Sanchez lets just leave it at that.

    Eagles are looking to trade for browns 4th overall pick.

  727. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer- here is a list you will probably like

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82857cee/article/the-best-firstround-rbs-of-the-last-decade?module=HP11_content_stream

  728. By hognuts on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    After all of this talk about Harrison Smith, I really want him in the second round. I used to be all for a WR, but now I want a ball-hawking safety. Make it happen!

  729. By charliewest40 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    GDP- With Schwartz and Charie Johnson we have replaced last years starting guards (with Kalil). I am not opposed to more Oline depth just not in the 2nd or 3rd rounds. We can address 2 STARTING positions with #35 and #66.

  730. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    EVERYONE READ THIS. Ive said before that Bill Walsh was the best EVER when it came to drafting players.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82857c66/article/bill-walshs-nfl-draft-philosophies-six-lessons-from-the-master?module=HP11_cp

  731. By Spencer on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    If Troy had decent hands he would have been like Desean Jackson….dude was always able to get behind the safties.

  732. By Parody on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Why would we even entertain the idea of Sanchez? He wants out of New York because he’s afraid that Tebow is going to steal his job. Would he really get a better chance of being a starter here? He’d show up and start tearing apart the locker room on day one. I think I’d rather have Jackson back. At least he has plenty of experience warming the bench without turning it into a media circus.

  733. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    charlie- who do take in round 2 and 3 if harrison smith is NOT available that is

  734. By Spencer on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

  735. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer can AD do this?

  736. By Spencer on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    While Sanchez isnt the best quarterback, he is actually very clutch. Hes already amassed 11 game winning drives in his short career.

  737. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    My Fav

  738. By sandiamond on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    sign up Sanchez!

    AND put Joe Webb WR on the field

  739. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    If we are willing to get Sanchez why didnt we just get Tebow? Do you know how dangerous the Tebow/Harvin wildcat formation was in college? Notice they won 2 national championships then when Percy went pro they didnt win. I will be so mad if we get Sanchez.

  740. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqf8a0XFqBMSomeone else post this link please

  741. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Sanchez is a joke !!….hahaha

    Somebody trying to play an April fools day joke WAY to late…

  742. By vikesfan12 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    NO SANCHEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  743. By sandiamond on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    wonder if the vikings are shopping that 4th rounder pick? One team offered the eagles a 4th for Samuel/ no dice

  744. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Its not on sportscenter so i doubt there is any truth to it. Just makes no sense whatsoever

  745. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    READ IT!!!!!

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82857c66/article/bill-walshs-nfl-draft-philosophies-six-lessons-from-the-master?module=HP11_cp

  746. By Spencer on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Sanchez has something Ponder doesnt….a clutch gene.

  747. By hognuts on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    If Smith is gone in the 2nd round, I think we get a WR.

  748. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Sanchez took alot more hits than Ponder. Kid is tough ill give him that.

  749. By iaVIKE on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t doubt that Sanchez wants out, you know that them picking up Tebow really p1s s es him off. I just hope we wouldn’t be dumb enough to persue that and creat a c rapstorm QB controversy. Hopefully someone from the front office comes out and squashes this

  750. By Spencer on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Gahh Dam can we get a new blog already?

    Everytime I refresh the page it takes ages to load….F-ck Firefox!!

    Im going to Google Chrome.

  751. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    You lose all endorsements if your not the starting QB. Sanchez is angry but at least I wont see him in those stupid pepsi max commercials

  752. By sandiamond on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    blog working it’s way to 1000 quick and already worthless

  753. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    its slow on google chrome too Spencer

  754. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Too many videos being posted that has to be why its slow

  755. By charliewest40 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    GDP…If Harrison Smith is gone I would go Rueben Randle/Stephen Hil/Mohamed Sanu at #35 and Trumaine Johnson at #66

  756. By hognuts on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    No Alshon Jeffery?

  757. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    I say Alshon Jeffery if we are going to go receiver in the 2nd round

  758. By Spencer on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Guys, I’ve found Titus…

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/two-men-try-fail-nfl-cheer-squads-135159238.html

  759. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    I beleive Jeffery will end up being the best WR out of this class

  760. By hognuts on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    If Stephen Hill pans out, he will be a monster.

  761. By charliewest40 on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    I think Jeffery will be gone by #35

  762. By sandiamond on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    write up today saying Randle the perfect fit for the Vikings(ready to go day1) Hill, Quick,Jeffery needed to be developing players. Sanu ready to go slot reciever. sorry can’t find it tho

  763. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Of course you already know I’m against drafting a receiver in rounds 1-3

  764. By hognuts on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Yes, we all know you want a DE in the 2nd round instead of a WR. :P

  765. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    NEW BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  766. By hognuts on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/rapid-reports/post/18602401

  767. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Round 1 Trent Richardson
    Round 2 Nick Perry
    :)

  768. By sandiamond on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    from Greg Cosell:

    Floyd. See some D. Bowe in him. Big WR with better quicks and movement the more I watched. Think I like Floyd more than Blackmon.

    Like WR Randle. Smooth, athletic, acceleration off the LOS. Belive he can win isolation routes on outside as “x”. Similarities to H. Nicks.

    Film gave little sense of how WR Hill will transition. No routes, straight line running. Tall high cut strider with limited lateral movement

    SC Jeffery. Strengths: Size, physicality, strong hands w/wide catching radius. Weaknesses: Minus lateral quicks, slow in-and-out of breaks. WR Jeffery best traits size + hands. Makes contested catches. Not laterally quick. Not vertically explosive but long strides eat up ground

    One of most intriguing prospects is TJ Graham. Most vertically explosive WR in draft. Small frame, + limited understanding of route running

    WR AJ Jenkins interesting prospect. Ability to play outside + in slot. Both short area quicks + vertical speed, especially with free access.

    Asked re: Sanu. Another player anxious to see where drafted. Reminds me of Colston. Excellent between the numbers WR w/strong hands

    Watched Ryan Broyles. Smooth rte runner with natural quicks. Balance + body control. NFL slot WR: lateral quicks, hands, run after catch.

    CAL Jones could play both outside + inside. Aligned at “x” primarily for CAL but abilty to make tough catches inside also projects to slot.

    Watched FIU Hilton FIU. Natural quicks as rte runner. Ability to set up corners with vertical stem. Run after catch. Transitions as slot WR

    No one talking about WR Chris Givens. Quick acceleration on vertical rtes. Explosive. Just as fast vrtically as BU Wright. Inconsistent hands.

    Both Arkansas WR, Adams + Wright project well in the slot. Both laterally explosive. Wright may have more vertical explosion. Both will play

    Asked re: McNutt. Long strider w/build up speed. Question will be play speed + explosion as vertical WR. Can he win isolation routes v man?

  769. By Frederick Jones on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    NO to aquiring Sanchez or any other QBs. If we can’t win with Webb or Ponder, then more talent is needed at other positions. Do not waste the money on Sanchez.

    Harry Hiestand, former Offensive Line Coach at Illinois, Chicago Bears, Tennesee Titans, and currently the Notre Dame had this to say about O Line play:

    “The fundamentals of line play are critical no matter what type of offensive system you are in. Blocking people is about leverage. Blocking people is about getting your helmet where it belongs and getting your pads below someone else’s pads and knocking them off the ball. Being fundamentally sound fits any system. We are going to work on being fundamentally sound. We are going to work on blocking people for the duration of the play.

    “Notre Dame’s system is an exciting style of football. It is wide open, but also one where he likes to run the football and be a team where you have to defend both the run and p a s s across the whole field.

    The key in football, and it will never change, is blocking and tackling. When you are a good tackling team, you have a good defense, and when you are a good blocking team, you will have a good offense.”

  770. By Frederick Jones on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    SANCHEZ IS NOT WHO WE NEED. ACQUIRE PLAYERS WE NEEEEED!!!

    The key in football, and it will never change, is blocking and tackling. When you are a good tackling team, you have a good defense, and when you are a good blocking team, you will have a good offense.”

  771. By Frederick Jones on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    NO to Sanchez!!!

    My favorite people on the football field have always been offensive linemen and defensive backs. I say this because it takes special people to perform well in jobs in which there is little public recognition when they are doing things right but are thrust into the spotlight as soon as they make a mistake.

    That is exactly what happens to a lineman whose man sacks the quarterback or a defensive back who lets his receiver catch a touchdown p a s s. They know the importance of being part of a group that believes in teamwork and does not point fingers at one another.
    Chuck Noll, Pittsburgh Steelers Coach of Four Super Bowl Champions in just Five years!!!

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