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Spielman Embraces Importance Of 2012 Draft For Vikings Future

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 25, 2012 – 6:29 am

The Vikings have a 9-23 record over the past two seasons, are experiencing high roster turnover this offseason and hold 10 selections in this year’s draft, including 6 picks in the first 4 rounds. Suffice it to say, the 2012 NFL Draft is a pivotal moment for the Vikings.

“No, I’m very excited about it,” Spielman responded when asked if he feels added pressure this year. “I know that this is my responsibility. My name is on this but I think my name has been on all of the other drafts in the past and I have the utmost confidence in the work that has been done and I have the utmost confidence in the people that get us prepared for this draft.”

This year’s draft is the first for Spielman as General Manager of the Vikings. He’s been in charge of the Vikings draft since joining the club after the 2006 draft, but going forward Spielman will have final say on all decisions, a position the long-time NFL personnel man embraces.

But while Spielman embraces that responsibility, he’s also cognizant of the complete effort required to prepare an organization for the NFL draft. It should come as no surprise that Spielman is so in tune with the process given the fact that he began his career as a college scout with the Detroit Lions in 1990 and has worked his way up the ladder over 22 NFL seasons in the front office and countless hours grinding away watching tape, hashing issues out in personnel meetings and going through medical and psychological reports.

“This is a great team effort,” Spielman said at his annual pre-draft press conference on Tuesday, “and we have a great group of people that put a lot of their time and energy into this thing to hopefully have a very successful draft coming up. It’s going to be a very exciting draft.”


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  1. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    First !!… ; )

  2. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Here is Peter Schragers 7 round draft…Schrager only seemed to take team need into consideration in early rounds…That shows with him having the Vikings taking 3 DE’s in late rounds…Rounds 4-7 I think he just wrote down how he had the rest of the players ranked…

    Check out where Alshon Jeffey and Tommy Streeter rank on Schragers board…

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/andrew-luck-robert-griffin-III-matt-kalil-nfl-draft-seven-round-mock-042412

  3. By scott on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Matt Kalil will have at best, no sacks allowed in a game. Justin Blackmon will give you a chance to win games,buy scoreing TD,S.END OF STORY, #3 OVER-ALL.

  4. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium plan takes on an ‘air of inevitability’
    Article by: MIKE KASZUBA , Star Tribune Updated: April 25, 2012 – 7:01 AM

    Measure passed one Senate panel and was headed to another, paving the way for a possible final vote soon.

    Business and labor leaders put political muscle behind a new Minnesota Vikings stadium Tuesday, their support helping build what one lawmaker described as a growing “air of inevitability” as the project neared a final vote.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/148807245.html

  5. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I hope they are right that there is an “air of inevitability”.

  6. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, what a mighty force it is when Business and Labor leaders get together to work for the good of the people.

  7. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings Draft Live Chat with Dan Wiederer at noon
    Updated: April 25, 2012 – 8:27 AM

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/148745585.html

  8. By Roger Troy Wilson on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Draft Tannehill, and then let everyone come to us to get him!

  9. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    RICK SPIELMAN … STEP INTO THE LIGHT! ALL IS GOOD IN THE LIGHT. MATT KALIL IS THAT LIGHT! MATT KALIL WILL GIVE THE OFFENSE A JUMP START! DON’T MESS THIS DRAFT UP BY TAKING SOMEONE OTHER THAN MATT KALIL.

    RICK SPIELMAN … THE VIKINGS NEED MATT KALIL @ #3 OVERALL! THERE IS NO OTHER CHOICE. DO THE RIGHT THING!!!

  10. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    The problem since Sharper left is that the Vikings safety play has sucked. How do you improve the 31st ranked Pass D? Draft CB Morris Claiborne in the 1st and S Harrison Smith in the 2nd.

  11. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Blackmon is OVER-RATED M. Floyd is the better Wr.

  12. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/video/148747825.html

  13. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman: Trade talks ‘heating up’
    Vikings general manager Rick Spielman made it clear he’s considering three players – Matt Kalil, Morris Claiborne and Justin Blackmon…

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/148274635.html?source=error

  14. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Trade talks for Vikings No. 3 pick ‘heating up,’ according to Rick Spielman
    Posted by: Dan Wiederer under The draft, Vikings, NFL draft Updated: April 24, 2012 – 2:23 PM

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/148735225.html

  15. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium momentum leaves critics disarmed

    PUBLISHED 5 hours and 54 minutes ago

    LAST UPDATED 2 hours and 50 minutes ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn.— The $1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium bill sped toward floor votes in the state House and Senate on Tuesday, with a burst of momentum that has opponents of public financing wondering how to stop it.

    Read more: http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2012-04-24/vikings-stadium-momentum-leaves-critics-disarmed#ixzz1t1bk1m56

  16. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Have to go for now, have fun.

  17. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Implications of Jerome Simpson signing

    Posted By Jeremy Fowler

    24 April, 2012 // Vikings // Tags :

    As the Vikings turn the Jerome Simpson courtship into a one-year contract, this becomes one of the team’s better free agency signings — despite the looming three-game suspension for his felony drug charge. Still waiting on the terms of the deal, but likely wasn’t outrageous money, and there’s no other way around it: Vikings desperately needed passing game help. If there’s one thing Simpson can do, it’s get downfield.

    As it stands (before the draft), the Vikings could place Percy Harvin in the slot with Simpson and Michael Jenkins on the outside. Don’t be surprised if Jenkins enters the season ahead of Simpson because of his experience and consistency, but Simpson will have plenty of opportunities to impose his will on the job.

    That brings us to the draft…I don’t think this changes the Vikings’ draft plans much. If they don’t go Justin Blackmon in the first round, I still see the second round has receiver or corner written all over it. Too many good options at both positions.

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2012/04/24/implications-of-jerome-simpson-signing/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+twincities%2FNWau+%28Vikings+Now%29

  18. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Just came a-c-r-o-s-s this, have fun see you all in a bit.

  19. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    My 10 draft picks…I am predicting a trade scenario…I think that trade will include the Rams…

    In this trade scenario I believe the Vikings will get a second (#33) and 4th round pick from the Rams after swapping places in the first round…

    #6 pick…..CB..M Claiborne

    #33 pick…WR…S Hill

    #35 pick…LB…Shea McCellin

    #66 pick…CB/S…Trumaine Johnson

    #98 pick…DT…Mike Martin

    #128 pick.OT…Tom Compton

    #134 pick.WR..Marvin McNutt

    #138 pick.CB…DeQuan Menzie

    #175 pick.WR.. B J Cunningham

    #210 pick.OT…Andrew Datco

    #223 pick LB..Audie Cole

    I believe the Vikings will end up with more than 10 picks…But here is my best guess at 10…

  20. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I want a LT to protect Ponder but it seems like that will not happen so Claiborne is the next best option. Fix atleast one of the issuses.

  21. By DeerTracks on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Is Spielman drafting for the Minnesota Vikings, or for the LA Vikings??

    The Stadium issue is NOT a sure thing!

    No Stadium, then it’s “Go 49ers”!!

  22. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    If the D could have stoped teams last year Ponder would have one a few more games. Blowing 20 point leds at home is almost impossible.

  23. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Won not one. I can’t see clearly

  24. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Won not one. I can’t see clearly still tired.

  25. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    “Don’t be surprised if Jenkins enters the season ahead of Simpson because of his experience and consistency…”

    Jenkins? Consistency? When? Where? Did anybody see any consistency in Jenkins on field contributions? I’m not sold on that guy in the least!

    I think Devin A. contributes FAR MORE than Jenkins does!

  26. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Things don’t post so re-do it then it post both. This blog is F-ed up.

  27. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    OT chooses Claiborne as our 1st round pick … Now I’ve seen it all!!!

    Time for a name change, Buddy! :D

  28. By hognuts on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Anyone watching the live Senate committee debate?

  29. By Gary on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil2012 = Interesting. BUT Hill won’t be there at 33 or 35. Both Datko and Cole will be long gone prior to round 7. If you REALLY want them, you need to take them earlier. Probably need to take a MLB no later than round 4. Cole is S_L_O_W, same rap against EJ with regard to dropping off in coverage. Better choices would be J M Johnson or Tank Carder. You can’t coach SPEED. Most mocks have Compton going in mid round 5, could wait until #138 to take him. Taking 3 wideouts is overkill, better to build the secondary by picking Brandon Hardin and/or Aaron Henry somewhere.

  30. By bauln on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    First 8===D

  31. By SEAL on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    DRAFT THESE PLAYERS FOR A 2012 PLAYOFF PUSH…
    . Round 1-WR Justin Blackmon
    . Round 2-S Harrison Smith/CB Stephon Gilmore/CB Janoris Jenkins
    . Round 3-S or CB (SS/CB Trumaine Johnson)
    . Later Rounds-WR Nick Toon and QB Russel Wilson

    OR

    . Round 1-TRADE BACK/UP TO GET WR MICHAEL FLOYD AND S MARK BARRON
    . Round 2 (IF AVAILABLE PICK)-CB Stephone Gilmore/CB Janoris Jenkins
    . Round 3 (IF AVAILABLE PICK)-Best DT Available
    . Later Rounds-WR Nick Toon and QB Russel Wilson

    ——————————————————————————————————–

    Free Agency
    . OT Marcus McNeill (Instead Of Drafting Kalil)
    -If we spend a little money here we can draft play makers like Leslie said and push to make the playoffs next year, SKOL VIKINGS

  32. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Thirty Second!!!

  33. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    This is from, http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/photo?slug=ap-201204241804650931387

    Lester Bagley, Minnesota Vikings Vice President of Public Affairs and Stadium Development, speaks about the Vikings NFL football stadium bill at the Senate Jobs and Economic Growth Committee at the state Capitol on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in St. Paul, Minn. The Senate Jobs and Economic Development Committee moved the proposal forward Tuesday on a voice vote. It’s due next in the Senate Finance Committee which could be its last stop before a Senate floor vote. The House version of the $1 billion stadium proposal has cleared committees and could get a floor vote as early as Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jeff Wheeler) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT

  34. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings Team Report

    Updated: April 25, 2012 03:09 EST

    INSIDE SLANT
    The Vikings also need a No. 1 receiver and a shutdown cornerback, but the No. 3 overall pick isn’t the place to overthink. Matt Kalil is the best non-quarterback prospect available and the Vikings also have a big need at left tackle.
    Stephen Hill is a risk because he had only 28 catches in a Georgia Tech offense that ran the ball 77 percent of the time last year. But he’s also 6-4, 215, shown good ball skills and ran a 4.36 40-yard dash. If he’s still around at No. 35, the Vikings will be interested.

    Although the Vikings added free agents Zach Bowman and Chris Carr, they still need a quality young corner to keep pace in the NFC North. The 66th pick overall might be the spot to land one. Chase Minnifield can play press or zone, has long arms and has run a sub 4.5.

    The Vikings have 10 draft picks, including seven of the top 138, but they want more. They want to trade the No. 3 pick, move down and acquire more picks they feel can turn into starters. Ideally, the Vikings would like to trade with Miami, which they believe covets quarterback Ryan Tannehill. That would move the Vikings to No. 8 and still give them a blue-chip pick such as offensive tackle Riley Reiff, inside linebacker Luke Kuechly, receiver Michael Floyd or even receiver Justin Blackmon if he falls that far.

    The team hopes to come out of the draft with at least three new starters with picks 3, 35 and 66. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman also has a good track record in the fourth round, so the hope is they’ll be able to find at least one or possibly two eventual starters with the three picks they have in that round.

    Nice fits: Left tackle Matt Kalil, wide receiver Stephen Hill, cornerback Chase Minnifield.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/Vikings/teamreport/67053?q=Vikings

  35. By Bigfan1 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think it’ll be a slam dunk Kalil it’ll depend on who trades with the Vikings and where they land it may not even be the top three. One one knows until that hour.

  36. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    PurplHaze – Jenkins got injured last year and only played 11 games, while Aromashodu was healthy for all 16 and they all but tied for receiving yards, (466 – 468). Aromashodu is more of a deep threat, averaging more yards per catch (18 – 12.3), but Jenkins had 3TDs to Aromashodu’s 1. Overall, they’re a pretty even split, but my vote goes for Jenkins. I’d bring in Aromashodu to take advantage of speed mismatches, but Jenkins should see more playing time.

  37. By 61Vikings on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    This is the most important time in Minnesota Vikings history!! With the draft looming and the stadium issue coming down to the wire, the decisions made in the next few days will effect all of us in so many ways!! The draft has become so huge since I started watching football back in the late 60’s, this draft, above all, is the most important in team history and believe it or not it may be the last for our beloved Vikings if a deal for a new stadium isn’t done by the end of the month!!! I believe Viking ownership and the league would allow the Vikings to move to LA if a deal isn’t done soon!! I don’t live in Minnesota, but I just can’t see our Vikings being anywhere but Minnesota!! We have all done our part in one way or another, its now up to the lawmakers in Minnesota to do the right thing and keep our beloved Vikes in the land of 10,000 lakes!! Go Vikes, we love you!!

  38. By SkolVikes98 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT take Blackmond. If they do, I might be done being a fan. Khalil? GREAT PICK. Morris Claiborne? Hey, when you have to face Rodgers, Cutler, and Stafford for a 1/3rd of the season every year? Also, a can’t miss pick. (Honestly, with how bad our secondary has been, I’d almost lean that way) Blackmond? The next Sydney Rice. We all remember how well that turned out. Overrated, not enough of a difference maker. Blackmond is no Randy Moss.

  39. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman says Simpson was thoroughly vetted

    By John Holler
    VikingUpdate.com
    Posted Apr 24, 2012

    The Vikings got one piece of business done prior to the draft that may well impact how they approach this week’s rookie cattle call once the picks start being made, agreeing to terms with wide receiver Jerome Simpson.

    While general manager Rick Spielman said he couldn’t discuss anything official with Simpson because the contract hasn’t been signed yet, he said that the Vikings did their homework with Simpson’s character and standing with the league. Simpson will be suspended the first three games of the 2012 season, pending an appeal, but the Vikings have agreed to a one-year contract.

    “I can tell you on Jerome that we did a lot of research,” Spielman said. “I think you guys know us well enough now that we have had success with guys with character issues that have come into this organization and have been very productive, not only on the field but as citizens. We do our due diligence. I’ve talked to a lot of people. Leslie Frazier has talked to a lot of people. We’ve had a lot of people in this organization reach out to a lot of different avenues besides

    http://min.scout.com/2/1180548.html?refid=400

  40. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Mark me down for the following picks in the 2012 NFL Draft …

    Matt Kalil – OT – USC
    Rueben Randle – WR – LSU
    Trumaine Johnson – CB – Montana
    Alameda Ta’amu – DT – Washington
    Chase Minnifield – CB – Virginia
    Emmanuel Acho – OLB – Texas
    Brandon Hardin – FS – Oregon St
    Adam Gettis – OG – Iowa
    Dale Moss – WR – SD State
    Blair Walsh – K – Georgia

    THE VIKINGS NEED MATT KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!

  41. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Here is the rest of that post,” inside the NFL – things that are outside the NFL and that’s why we brought him in.”

  42. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I just liked the deep ball attempts for Aromashedu as apposed to what I saw from Jenkins, Parody. The only impressive catch I saw from Jenkins was toward the end of the season, when he caught that deep ball to CP’s left down the sideline. Jenkins has the size, granted … But I see more effort from Devin. Just my opinion.

  43. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    DRS – The thing about our “4th round success” is that it’s all been along the D-Line. Since 2006, every 4th round pick we’ve had was used on a D-Lineman: Edwards, Robison, Griffen & Ballard. (2-years we traded the 4th pick away). Do we really need to keep on piling on the good picks on the DLine, or can we find a good 4th rounder at a different position this year?

  44. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, I think we need to look at the offensive line this year and get the best players to make it the best O-Line in the NFL, and then look at the D.

  45. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    PurplHaze – The “deep ball to CP’s left down the sideline” that I remember most was early, on Ponder’s first start against the Packers. He faked the handoff to Peterson, rolled out and threw it to Jenkins who came up an inch short of the TD on replay.

  46. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    http://prod.static.vikings.clubs.nfl.com/assets/docs/stadium/DES-release.pdf

  47. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    4th round should receive serios consideration to LBs this year. Brinkley and Henderson have not sold me that either of them is a reliable starter, and they both come to the end of their contract this year. One of them might be able to turn that around, but they both need good competition to keep them improving. We don’t have any competition at the position right now.

    I’d prefer to get Kendricks in the 3rd round, but if we go a different direction, we need to start adding competition at LB by our first pick in the 4th round.

  48. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    http://prod.static.vikings.clubs.nfl.com/assets/docs/stadium/DES-support-poll.pdf

  49. By 61Vikings on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Listening to all the sports talk shows about the draft, it sounds like to me that the Viking organization is leaning more towards Maurice Claiborne!! Could be posturing or to entice a trade!! Tampa Bay could be a trade partner depending on how bad they want Richardson. Would do that deal if we get their 2nd round pick and still draft either Kalil or Claiborne with the 5th pick!!

  50. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium: Back in business
    April, 20, 2012
    Apr 2010:20PM ETBy Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com

    Perhaps most important, the state’s top legislator said he expects the bill to be put to a vote on the floor of both the Senate and House before the legislature recesses at the end of April. House Speaker Kurt Zellers told KFAN-1130 that the vote will occur “so long as people are good for their word.”

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/57268/vikings-stadium-back-in-business

  51. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    DRS – I saw that poll back when it was new. Some idiot tried to shoot it down because it “[assumed that the stadium could be built completely without tax dollars]“, making it “[completely unreliable]“. That really irked me, and I attacked the writer, who couldn’t defend his position at all, although he tried.

    It was disgraceful. He actually tried to use all that support for the Vikings stadium as an argument against it just because the question(s) about how the state would pay their portion didn’t account for every single possibility.

  52. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Government, SportsWatch LIVE video of the Vikings Stadium Senate Committee Hearing
    The Vikings Stadium bill continues its trip through the Minnesota Senate this morning. A floor vote could happen as early as Friday.

    By Mike Schoemer Email the author9:53 am

  53. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, I agree with you on that.

  54. By 61Vikings on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Purplehaze
    Like your picks a lot except, I can see the Vikes taking S Harrison Smith with the 2nd pick and WR Brian Quick with the 3rd round pick, other than that, good picks!! I do like CB’s Johnson and Minniefield you have selected!!

  55. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    The big problem with polls about taxes is that, regardless of how much people support an idea they will always contradict themselves by screaming “don’t raise my taxes to get it done!” Have there been polls on building new libraries, police stations, civic center, or expanding/improving roads? I’d like to see how much people are in favor of raising taxes for any of these. I’d be willing to bet that the majority is ALWAYS against it, yet somehow it still gets done.

  56. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Senate now talking about bonds for the stadiium.

  57. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    Regarding your taxes post, “Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die,” belongs here.

    “Sure we’ll take the business, money, etc. that the Vikings bring, just don’t ask us to pay for it.”

  58. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Question asked why not use general operation bonds to finance the stadium.

  59. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s some words from the Federation Cup tennis announcers form who are obviously from Britain:

    “Reverse Singles”
    “The score is one rubber each”
    “It drives me skitty.”

    I understand the last two, for sure, but the first one gives me pause!!

  60. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Actually the last term is “It drives me SCATTY.”
    Sorry about that…

  61. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    There are legal issues about this plan.

  62. By hognuts on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/229707/group/Sports/

    Hopefully it doesn’t have to go through the Tax committee, like this lady wants it to.

  63. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Legistlature is asking the Supermem Court is the plan legal?

  64. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks, 61Vikings … I just think Smith isn’t going to last until the 2nd round. That’s the only reason I chose that way.

  65. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Legislature talking to Goldman’s sacks, (sorry for any misspellings).

  66. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    At this time the state interest rate 2.7%

  67. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I would like a interst rate of 2.7%

  68. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Now they are talking revenue.

  69. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    http://stmichael.patch.com/articles/watch-live-video-of-the-vikings-stadium-senate-committee-hearing

  70. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Some senators worried that this plan is a tax on the poor, not the rich.

  71. By Ted on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Zigi is putting up $400 million, the third highest of any owner ever. The team made it clear they wanted it in Arden Hills, they settled for MPLS. They’ve been working at this for 10 years. Don’t stand in the way.

    Zigi and NFL Commish Goodell have made it clear if we don’t get a stadium deal done this session the team will go. After a 52 year history they are a part of us and belong to the people of Minnesota. Between the tax dollars that can be generated, the overall pride the team brings us and all of the charity work and community events they bring together, to lose them would not only be earth shattering to many faithful followers, but it would be a failure of our representatives that they will never live down.

    I haven’t heard one person ever say “man I sure hate that Target Field. I’ve heard hundreds talk about how much they miss the North Stars though.

    It’ll get paid for and our state will be better off by keeping the team here by building a new stadium. It’ll create jobs, preserve funds and the team will continue to be something Minnesotan’s take pride in. With so many facing difficult times in their lives right now, we need public projects to put people back to work and don’t need something that will bring the state further in depression.

    Please help make every effort by emailing representatives (nicely) and supporting this team any way possible. If you’re with me look up Bleeding Purple on facebook if you’re not don’t bother you’ll be thrown out after your first post.

    Long Live the Minnesota Vikings!!!

  72. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    This question coming from a republican, How strange.

  73. By hognuts on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    DRS…

    Do you think this committee will pass the bill?

  74. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    By what I have seen, there are senitors trying to stop this stadium any way they can.

  75. By "SHOW YOUR HORNS" on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    pick S HARRISON SMITH i don’t know how but we need it, he is a wonderful player and i’m sure the purple and gold go fine with him

  76. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    hognuts, there is a 60% chance of passing I think.

  77. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Your right Haze…Looks like I might have to change my name after the draft : )

    You know I am hoping for the Kalil pick…But think Spielman will take door number 2…And collect that extra second and fourth round pick trading back a few spots…

    Like your draft Haze !!…Stephen Hill or Rueben Randle in round 2 would be sweet in the purple and gold !!!…

    Gary…I am betting either Hill or Randle will be there in the second round when the Vikings pick…Both will be very good receivers IMO…I like Hill more because of his upside…

    Hope all goes well today for stadium talks…

  78. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Sound like they want to send the Bill to taxes or something committee if passed.

  79. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Charley Casserly from NFL Access said, (when referring to the Vikings current Offensive Line) “They are a homeless group.” (or something like that, he clearly was not impressed by this group)

    John Elway, “You’re only as good as the people around you.”

    Tim Couch, (a former #1 pick in the entire draft by the Cleveland Browns, who had a short NFL career with few highlights) “I never played with a Pro Bowl player in my entire time in the NFL.

    DeMarcus Russell, Drew Bledsoe, Jim Plunkett, etc. all were picked #1 in the entire NFL draft yet struggled for all or most of their careers.

    We need Kalil and another HIGH pick for the OL. We need 2 defensive backs within the first four rounds. We can do it WITHOUT TRADING DOWN. That is so stupid!!!

    Rickkkk draft Kalil and you automatically earn a C grade for the draft. Draft the other 3 players high, and you get a B. You get an A, if they actually pan out with a Super Bowl win for the Vikings by 2017.

    1st Round Kalil
    2nd Round Best DB available
    3rd Round Best DB available
    4th Round Best OL available
    4th Round Best LB available

  80. By Carl K on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    ****Draft Contest Update****
    I see 10 people that have listed 10 picks for the draft contest.
    Mike B, Carl K, Sandiamond, Scott, Lance, Parody, Shawn, Cody, OTKalil 2012, and Purphaze. If I miss anyone please repost your picks.
    Keep the picks coming!!!!!!!!!!! you have till Thursday noon to get them listed.
    If you would like to play just list 10 players you think the Vikings might draft.
    The person to guess the most correct players wins bragging rights for a year.
    To my knowledge this is the first annual Vikings.com Fan Draft Challenge.

    MIKE WOBSCHALL… you are also invite to play… and you can also throw in a first place prize if you want. Your fans want to see your 10 picks!
    Thanks Mike!

  81. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Do not ask me about the last 2 seasons, and our failure to draft a reasonable prospect for the defensive backfield or offensive line!!!

    IT DRIVES ME SCATTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  82. By 61Vikings on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Ted
    Amen brother, long live “our” Minnesota Vikings!!! These are exciting times, but yet very scary!!

  83. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Fred – We have another high OLman in Loadholt. Solved.

    Also, how can you set your limits for a draft grade to a maximum of a B? Changing the grade after seeing how it all works out in 5/6 years is ludicrous. Too many other things can and will happen with the team between now and then to be able to pin the eventual success or failure on this year’s draft. Draft grades must be given out on an A-F scale immediately after the draft. Sometimes it may be acceptable to update those grades at the end of the year based on production, but that is still up for scritiny, as each player’s success has to do with more than just their own skills.

  84. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Carl – Just bragging rights? Not even a mug or a t-shirt that advertises our drafting genius?

  85. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    “our failure to draft a reasonable prospect for the defensive backfield…”

    Fred, is Chris Cook not reasonable?

    “… or offensive line”

    Are you writing off DeGeare, Love and Fusco as busts already?

    Why can you not be patient and see if any of these guys pan out? You are giving the upcomming draft until 2017 to show their true value, you should give previous drafts at least half that time…

  86. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Saving the best for last … Thanks, Carl! :D

    I think Wobbs getting his picks in is a fantastic idea! C’mon, Wobbs! Let’s see how you think our picks may go!

  87. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Now they are worried about the people’s spendable income.

  88. By hognuts on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    This doesn’t sound good.

  89. By Carl K on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Parody- A Vikings mug for the winner would be cool. I wonder if Mike Wobbs would help me get in contact with the winner if we came up with a prize?

  90. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    carl here are my picks

    1st Rd – Matt Kalil LT/USC
    Height/weight 6-7/306 Might be the best LT available in he draft in years.
    Will be a pro bowl player at his position for years. Will be a key role in
    the Vikings offense given he stays healthy for 10+ Years. Vikings largest
    need is at LT. No brainer Matt Kalil will be a Viking at the 3rd overall
    pick in the 1st rd.

    2nd Rd – Trumaine Johnson CB/S/Montana
    Height/weight 6-2/204 Ranked 9 because of Height
    and weight, The fact he was in BSKY conference and offield Issues. His skills
    at pass defence and maybe the hardest hitting DB has made him perfect fit at
    Safety. Since H Smith will not make it past the pats in the first. He will be
    our best option to sure help our secondary. 4 very successful years at CB will
    make him a starter in either position this year.

    3rd RD Brandon Taylor, SS, LSU
    Three-year starter at strong safety, Voted one of five permanent team captains
    for LSU’s SEC Championship and national runner-up team in 2011 Played in 49
    games with 33 starts during his career with the Tigers Capped career with 160
    tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 15 pass breakups and four interceptions.
    He will help sure up depth and lack of Safety. Little reach here… projected
    to go mid 3rd but may take him here incase Tru becomes a better CB then Safety.

    4th Rd – Juron Criner WR/Arizona
    Height/weight 6-4/215 Criner played well as a frshman, even starting three
    games, but really put his name on the program in the next season turning in
    nine of his 45 catches for 582 yards into scores. As impressive as that
    total was, Criner picked up his play in 2011, enjoying one of the best
    seasons ever by a Wildcat receiver. Criner earned First Team All P@c-10
    with 82 catches for 1,233 yards and 11 touchdowns. We need a tall
    fast reciever. At the mid of 3rd round he is a steal. He will be able to
    compete for a starting role on our horrible WR core and be an impact player
    we are lookng for in the 3rd round.

    4th Rd – Brandon Brooks OG/Miami (OH)
    Height/weight 6-5/353 The vikings will look to add competition for our OL.
    He could be a starter this year. He will provide depth and positioned to go
    in the mid 3rd round. He may fall I feel due to a lot of talent and lack of
    need of OG. He will be a 4th rd pick at a 3rd grade. Maybe now we can let go
    of Charlie Johnson. Maybe trade Charlie to philly.
    He missed most of the first half of the 2010 season as a junior, but started
    at both left tackle and left guard down the stretch, earning Second Team All
    MAC honors. Brooks started every game in 2011 as a senior (12 starts)
    earning Second Team All-MAC honors for the third consecutive season.

    4th Rd – Jerry Franklin ILB/Arkansas
    Height/Weight Has a wide trunk and thickly-built frame with good enough length
    (33 1/4-inch arms). Strong and stout against the run, filling lanes with power
    and an attacking mentality. Big, aggressive hitter who can lay the wood.
    Has good awareness to quickly locate the ball, keeping his eyes up and on point.
    Has good balance and short-area burst to stay on his feet through contact. An
    opportunistic defender, tallying five interceptions and four fumble recoveries
    with two defensive TDs. Started 50 games the past four seasons with 376 career
    tackles. Rated higher then burfict but may slip past 4 and into 5th because of
    talent at LB in FA still available. At the bottom of the 4th RD in our comp pic
    this guy maybe enough to start for us and fill our MLB position.

    5th Rd – Dajohn Harris DT/Southern Cal.
    Height/weight 6-3/306 He earned a starting role in 2010 as a junior and
    statistically had his best season, recording 35 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss,
    3.5 sacks, one pass breakup, one forced fumble and one interception. Harris
    was part of a heavy line rotation in 2011 as a senior, but still started 10
    games at defensive tackle, finishing with 22 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss,
    1.5 sacks, and six pass breakups. For a big man he has a quick bust and tons
    of strength making him in a few year my new Pat Williams.

    6th Rd – Blair Walsh K/Georgia
    Best kicker listed in this draft. Longwell will be posibly retiring after this
    season. Blair is ranked to go around the 6-7th. With how many kickers this
    year got franchised tagged, I think we need to get our future kicker solved
    in the draft year with one year behind longwell. Having 2 7ths makes me feel
    about taking him at top of 6th.

    7th Rd – Tysyn Hartman FS/Kansas State
    Potential project mostly and will compete for special team role right away.
    while adding depth to our sticky safety position.

    7th Rd – Chris Owusu WR/Stanford
    This guy could be huge oneday… this point I am only taking a guess. Adds depth
    and potential could be a good wr oneday.

  91. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    The new Buzz words are spendable income.

  92. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Charities are for the Vikings and the tax reform for the charities.

  93. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Do not buy into the “it’s a bad year for position x, or their aren’t that many good y’s out there.”

    That is hype as much as “It’s all about the quarterback.”

    The Vikings clearly need to pick several HIGH ROUND PICKS at DB and OL.
    There are players at OL. Naples says that he likes the centers that are available. We could use one NOW, if not just for the future.

    Not ONE of our offensive linemen have proved themselves in the NFL.
    Winfield will be good, but will have frequent injuries.

  94. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Vontaze Burfict, JayRon Hosley fail drug test before NFL draft

    sorry if anyone picked them :P

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d82895e07/article/vontaze-burfict-jayron-hosley-fail-drug-test-before-nfl-draft?module=HP11_headline_stack

  95. By Carl K on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Frederick – show me your 10 picks!

  96. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    My approach is VERY BALANCED. We must balance this team by picking “the best player available at the position we need.”

  97. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Lance – Just means they’ll be easier to get in the later rounds.

  98. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Here is a poll I think should be asked, Will the stadium bill be passed by the legislature?

  99. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Carl K,

    I’m not going to do that because I don’t watch college football. Spielman and his scouts should know who to watch.

    The problem in the past is that they have watched too many QBs, WRs, RBs, and TEs. I’m hopeful that they change that.

    Also, I’m here to balance all the “field-stretching receiver” types!

  100. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  101. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    My vote at this time is a week yes.

  102. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    @DRS,

    I think they will have to change the bill. Hopefully that is an option!!!
    Currently, I say no.

  103. By hognuts on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Some of the committee members have to be at a funeral at 1. This means the vote will be done within an hour.

  104. By Carl K on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks Lance… I got you in.

  105. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    @DRS,

    Coming from you that is GOOD NEWS indeed!!!

  106. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Fred – “The position we need” is more than just OL and DB. Granted, it’s gotten closer to that in the last day or so, we still need to look to the future.

    Starting LBs & WRs are disappearing at the end of the season. DLmen, RBs, QBs and more WRs disappear in 2013. You need to have a focus on the entire team, or you will never succeed. It will not help to go overboard on your two weaknesses in this year’s draft, just as it has not helped to ignore them in previous drafts.

  107. By hognuts on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Bill is getting sent to Tax committee.

  108. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    At this time 1 yes and one no.

  109. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    hognuts – Are they “no” voters going to the funeral? If so, I say delay the vote a little bit and hold it while they are away!

  110. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Frederick Jones as some would say, true that, I see the pressure the NFL has brought to bear on the legislatures is at this time making a difference.

  111. By hognuts on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    I have no idea, one of the Senators said that.

  112. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, LOL, hold the vote until the nay Sayers are a way.

  113. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I enjoyed that article posted yesterday– was that by you DRS?– about the CEOs of Ecolab and US Bank, two firms headquartered in the Twin Cities. They are making noise now on the importance of the franchise to the overall health of the community. Business leaders are pushing now– I am optimistic again. Blow your horns!

  114. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Now they are doing amendments.

  115. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, I do not recall if I posted that.

  116. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    At any rate, it is very promising when the big shots of the major corporations are saying– don’t be foolish to let an NFL franchise leave. They cited all the cities that were foolish and how they all paid much more to restore the NFL to their cities.

    Vikings in Minnesota forever! (Or at least till a new world order.)

  117. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    DRS- thank you for all the updates. You should be running this site! You and Fred Jones.

  118. By hognuts on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Not happy that this bill has to go through another Senate committee if it p-a-s-s-e-s this current committee it’s on.

  119. By mad1 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    we just got simpson and hes only going to miss 3 games so we are going to have 3 good wrs so now we time to throw to them..That would only make senes right…

  120. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    LOL @ Titus

  121. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t read every post on here, and I DON’T THINK YOU DO EITHER, but I’m pretty sure I am the only guy who writes and complains about the lack of interest in offensive line play in Minnesota.

    My point is this: If I’m the only guy like this on Vikings.com then it has to be true that the O Line is ignored, not only by you, WHO EVER YOU ARE, but by NFL COACHES, BROADCASTERS, PLAYERS, as well.

    Suggest to RICK SPIELMAN to draft O Linemen because we need them desperately. DESPARATELY (sp)!!!

  122. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Unfortunately I won’t be able to respond a lot in the next few days.
    Pray and be well!!!

  123. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    Now you KNOW that we have not went overboard on our weaknesses in the last two drafts. Perhaps you worded that wrong?

  124. By VegasVike on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    One hundred and twenty third!!

  125. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Titus,

    You lead the blog in total posts in a career!!!

  126. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, I hope not. That means I neglect my life. Next week I will be at the big conference. Fred, the teachings will be out of this world– literally! And I know you know what I mean.

  127. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    The return of Vegas Vike

  128. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    My new saying is this:

    I AM NOT ALWAYS RIGHT BUT I AM NEVER WRONG! lols x 7

  129. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Fred – I think you read it wrong, take another look:

    It will not help to go overboard on your two weaknesses in this year’s draft, just as it has not helped to ignore them in previous drafts.

    It says that we ignored weaknesses in previous drafts. Just because they were ignored earlier, does not mean that we should go overboard in this year’s draft, because it will inevitably be ignoring other areas, which will then turn into weaknesses.

    That is why I advocate against your opinion, instead looking for a balanced approach.

  130. By Viking-ology on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Keep the snowball effect going with the stadium >>>

  131. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Gotta run

    Pray, be well!!!

  132. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Titus,

    You lead the blog in total posts in a career!!!

    Don’t worry Fred, you have the title of most re-posts in a career. A record that is in no threat of ever being broken.

  133. By Viking-ology on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings will trade down their pick…I just hope the draft gives us a great jump in the right direction…

  134. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Now ST Pual wants their money honey.

  135. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    But the WR/RB/QB/TE is not a balanced approach, and I think you may have missed my longest blog where I talked about WHY I must take the stance I do, besides I am never wrong!!!

    I really gotta go, to be continued.

  136. By iaVIKE on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I doubt anyone missed any of your blogs. You repost each one a thousand times

  137. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Fred – The stance you take is counter productive. It begs for an opponent. I can only speak for the effect it has had on me, but it has been anything but convincing.

    If you want to change people’s opinion, you should find a better method, taking a convincing argumentative approach rather than your extremist one. If you want to make it look like more people care deeply about it than you are witnessing, maybe you should make your posts under a number of different monickers.

    However, if you want people to keep looking for reasons why we don’t need to spend high picks on areas of need, then just keep up the with your method. When something itches long enough, people will start to scratch to make it go away.

  138. By hognuts on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Voting on amendments now.

  139. By Cody C on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    This is Trading back to 5 with Buccaneers and get 5,36

    4/25/2012 Final Mock Draft
    1. Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck – Stanford – QB
    2. Washington Redskins – Robert Griffen III – Baylor – QB
    3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Trent Richardson – Bama – RB
    4. Cleveland Browns – Matt Kalil – USC – LT
    5. Minnesota Vikings – Morris Claiborne – LSU – CB
    6. St. Louis Rams – Justin Blackmon – Ok St – WR
    7. Jacksonville Jaguars – Fletcher Cox – Miss St – DT/DE
    8. Miami Dolphins – Ryan Tannehill – T A&M – QB
    9. Carolina Panthers – Luke Kuechley – BC – LB
    10. Buffalo Bills – Michael Floyd – ND – WR

    RD 1 – Pick 5 – Morris Claiborne – LSU – CB
    RD 2 – Pick 35 – Hunter Smith – ND – S
    RD 2 – Pick 36 – Mike Adams – OSU – LT
    RD 3 – Pick 66 – Alameda Ta’amu – Washington – DT
    RD 4 – Pick 98 – Audie Cole – NC ST – LB
    RD 4 – Pick 128 – Ryan Broyles – OKLA – WR
    RD 4 – Pick 134 – Senio Kelemete – Washington – OG
    RD 5 – Pick 138 – Vick Ballard – Texas A&M – RB
    RD 6 – Pick 175 – Vontaze Burfict – Arizona St – LB
    RD 7 – Pick 210- Ryan Miller – Colorado – OG
    RD 7 – Pick 223 – Danny Coale – Virginia Tech – WR

    And sign DT Merling from Dolphins

  140. By hognuts on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Going to recess until 2.

  141. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Now it will go to the tax committee if passed.

  142. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Well I must recess, have fun.

  143. By Cody C on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    ESPN RUMORS – New York Jets on verge of moving up to 3 pick for Richardson

  144. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    “Don’t worry Fred, you have the title of most re-posts in a career. A record that is in no threat of ever being broken.”

    LOL@Parody

  145. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    The Jets are trying to move up to #3? Even if they gave up their entire 2012 draft, they’d still be short by about the value of a mid-second round pick. So unless they are looking at throwing in D’Brickshaw Ferguson or LaRon Landry, or mixing in a few extra first rounders from 2013 and 2014, I don’t see that trade standing a chance.

  146. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    ^Or maybe Cody is just trying to re-hash the “Trade for Mark Sanchez” April Fools joke…

  147. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Samuel is now a Falcon, in case you haven’t heard…

  148. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Of course, the Ferguson trade would be enticing. We still get an early first round tackle (he was selected 4th in the 2006 draft) and then we can find a top-notch CB Or Safety with the #16 pick.

    But I doubt that the Jets are ready to let that kind of talent leave, even if it’s for a shot at the next Adrian Peterson…

  149. By Cody C on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    That is a legit rumor on espn.com and here is a scenario

    Jets Get :
    #3 Overall Pick in 2012 Draft

    Vikigns Get :
    #16 Overall Pick in 2012 Draft
    1st Round Picks in 2013, 2014
    2nd Round Picks in 2012, 2013
    3rd Round Pick in 2012

  150. By Cody C on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/features/rumors?date=20120425&action=upsell&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnfl%2ffeatures%2frumors%3fdate%3d20120425#15144

  151. By iaVIKE on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I think NY would be crazy to give that much up, but that may be too good to pass up for Spielman if that’s truely what they would offer. 1st rounders in 2013 and 2014?

  152. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    It’s another smokescreen, Cody … Jets giving up 1st and 2nd round picks in next years draft? That’s EXTREMELY unlikely!

  153. By Cody C on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    iaVIKE = No that is my scenario at which i think we would accept the trade and it would help us. If they added Ferguson or Landry instead of a 1st pick i would take it also that would help tons,

  154. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Wow Cody…that sounds like a deal that would be tough to turn down.

    trade value (if the Jets end up winning the Super Bowl in 2012 and 2013, since I don’t know how else to value future picks) is 2200 – 3080.

    Then we could still get a good OT in the first round, two DBs in the second (Smith and Johnson?), and a LB and WR in the third. Then two more first and second round picks in 2013 should be enough to make us legit Super Bowl contenders…

  155. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Ohh…so no news source actually inferred that kind of trade? I thought it sounded too good to be true. It would have made the Vikings a force to reckon with for the next decade…

  156. By Cody C on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Adding – Claiborne, Johnson, Smith, D’Briackahaw Ferguson
    Nxt yyrs draft get – Robert Woods USC WR ,and somebody else on Defence
    We could be good

  157. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Yea, even if the Jets win the Super Bowl this year, giving up first and second rounders in 2012 and 2013 would be worth 2290 to our 2200 for the #3 pick. Still might be worth it for a rebuilding team…

  158. By Meekay on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Burfict appears to be moving back. Might be a good late pick.

  159. By iaVIKE on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    It’s a good thought, but i don’t see NY giving that much up, but i wouldn’t doubt it if Spielman asked for something close to that to drop down to #16. Never know i guess, a franchise running back is invaluable…..

  160. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Bufict isn’t moving back…

    He falling off the face of the earth as far as the draft is concerned…

  161. By Cody C on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    We Could turn real good if they take this trade from the Jets, the Draft pick in 2 years could be Bryan Bell from Oklahoma, QB – ? if Ponder isnt good by then

  162. By Cody C on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Burfict will be a great late round pick for us he is tough, i had a mock last December with him in the 2nd Round to us.

  163. By Larry Sanchez on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman: PLEASE GET JUSTIN BLACKMON….
    & start Joe Webb

  164. By Larry Sanchez on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman please get Justin Blackmon & start Joe Webb

  165. By Cody C on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Yo Sanchez, we arent gonna take him, if we take WR it will be at 16 from jets and iff Floyd drops too us

  166. By Larry Sanchez on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Blackmon & start Joe Webb

  167. By Cody C on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONNO NEVER

  168. By Cody C on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Barret Jones Bama Guard and Robert Woods USC WR in next years 1st Round

  169. By Mike B. on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Pick Matt Kalil #3 Pick don’t mess this up. Please.

  170. By Larry Sanchez on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Cody: I just do t trust USC draftees especially offensively unless he’s Anthony Munoz
    Do y’all believe in Ponder ? I don’t I’m sorry I hope I’m wrong !!!

  171. By Cody C on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    JaDeavon Clowney Carolina DE, and Cyrus Kouandjio Bama Tackle in 2014 what a beast 2 years of drafting

  172. By Cody C on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Sanchez – i dont want Kalil i am all for Claiborne if not him Kalil if not him Richardson if not hime Floyd then Blackmon

  173. By Larry Sanchez on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    That’s sounds good

  174. By Cody C on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Dang right, what are the updates on the Stadium so far today

  175. By 61Vikings on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    The rumor is, the Jets really want Richardson!! That would be a lot for them to give up but if your the Vikes you have to do it!! Don’t know if they want to drop that far in the 1st rd. though!!

  176. By Meekay on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    True OTK. Maybe UDFA potential, lol.

  177. By Meekay on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    LOL @ scott. You don’t think that not allowing sacks would allow us to score more points?

  178. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    RICK SPIELMAN … THE VIKINGS NEED MATT KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!

    DON’T MESS UP THE VIKINGS OUTLOOK FOR THE 2012 SEASON!!!

  179. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Does anyone know what happened with Atogwe? how come we didnt sign him? He is still young and proven safety? he too much money?

  180. By 61Vikings on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Just watched a mock trade on ESPN where the 4 analysts were in the Viking war room and received phone calls from 3 teams (Tampa,Miami and KC), all were offering multiple picks and they chose Tampa’s offer for the 5th,68th and 174th pick!! Tampa chose Richardson and the Vikes chose Kalil!!

  181. By Larry Sanchez on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    purplehaze:
    I think we should of went after him in Vikings country

  182. By hognuts on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Cody C,

    The Finance committee is debating it right now. Here is the link.

    http://fridley.patch.com/articles/live-video-9-a-m-mn-senate-finance-panel-debates-votes-on-vikings-stadium-bill

  183. By 61Vikings on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Assante Samuels traded to the Falcons for a 6th rd. pick!! Steal!!

  184. By vikingbob136 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Where is the news hat we signed Simpson from the Bengals? I guess a player who is going to be with us only one year, or even less, doesn’t make the news.I was going with Kalil in 1st round but know i am leaning towards Claiborne.We can always get a lineman in a trade.But not a game changer like Claiborne.That’s my two cents.See you in September

  185. By hognuts on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    It was on nfl.com and espn.com, not anymore though

  186. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I like what I am hearing on the stadium bill…They are really digging into the finer details of this bill…They truly are getting their hands dirty trying to get this deal done…

    Samuels is only a deal if he is agreeing to take less money…

    The 32 yr old CB is getting 20 million dollars the next 2 seasons that are left on his contract…

  187. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    he dropped down to about 6 mil a year, OT

  188. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I think Samuel has too many miles. I wouldnt even kick the tires at that price.

  189. By Cody C on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Im in class hognuts, can u give input?

  190. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Dont worry, Matt … YOU’RE THE ONLY PICK THAT MAKES SENSE FOR THE VIKES!!!

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d82897787/article/minnesota-vikings-have-not-decided-if-matt-kalil-is-their-pick?module=HP11_headline_stack

  191. By Cody C on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Haze, we need Claiborne he is the next Deion/Winfiled we need him

  192. By Shawn on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    WOW … that would be an amazing trade.

    We could get Mark Barron in round 1 … and have 2 x 2nds

    plus another 2x 1st and 2x 2nds next season

  193. By xvike on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Said it before and i’ll say it again. As long as the vikings pick either claiborne or kalil, i’ll be happy. I will be very disappointed if they take blackmon….

  194. By Cody C on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    which trade???

  195. By Larry Sanchez on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I think we should have traded for him

  196. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Packers release Nick Collins

  197. By Shawn on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    or even better Luke Keuchly …

  198. By Shawn on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    the Jets trade … it sux about 16 … but getting another 1st rounder next season and another 2nd this season

  199. By hognuts on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Cody C,

    I’m no politician, so I don’t really know what they are talking about.

  200. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    BULL PUCKY! WE NEED KALIL MORE!!! OR PONDER AND WEBB WONT BE WORTH A BUCKET OF SPIT IN 3 YEARS!!!

  201. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Mo Claiborne wearing number 21 for us or Matt Kalil Wearing what number?

  202. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    His college number was 75, GDP, but that’s in use already…

  203. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil
    T Johnson
    Taylor

    That solves our secondary and LT issues.

  204. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Minnesota averaged 21 ppg last year with Ponder laying on his back, Webb running for his life, and McNabb throwing 10-yard laserbeams to receivers 15 yards away.

    Can you imagine how many points we could score if our QB had 2-3 more seconds to let routes develop, scan the field, and find a receiver?

    KALIL. ‘Nuff said.

  205. By Spencer on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Harrison Smith and Trumaine Johnson would be absolutely wonderful.

    Then in round 4 or 5 we can take Tommy Streeter- a tall, fast WR! He can be our deep threat.

  206. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    GOOD POINT, Northwoods!!!

    Another valid point is that Ponder was sacked 30 times in 11 games last season. Which means he’s on pace to be sacked 45 times a game!!! How many seasons could he, or any QB for that matter, withstand that much punishment??? I’ll answer that one … Maybe another three TOPS!!!

  207. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    45 times a season, not 45 times a game…

    Sorry ’bout that!

  208. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Food for thought…

    Ponder was sacked 30 times in 11 games last season. Which means he’s on pace to be sacked 45 times a season, unless we fix our O-line!!! How many seasons could he, or any QB for that matter, withstand that much punishment??? I’ll answer that one … Maybe another three TOPS!!!

  209. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I doubt he would make it through this season if he doesn’t get a huge upgrade in protection. His mobility and speed took a huge hit after he was injured last fall.

  210. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    One things for sure, Northwoods … Another season with C. Johnson at LT is unacceptable!!!

  211. By Spencer on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    …………………….Mistral Raymond…………………………..Harrison Smith……………………
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    Trumaine Johnson……………………………………………………………………….Chris Cook
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    …………………Chad Greenway………Jasper Brinkley………Erin Henderson………….
    ……………Jared Allen………Kevin WIlliams……..Letroy Guion…….Everson Griffin

  212. By Spencer on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Dammit

  213. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Draft starts in 27 hours, 21 minutes…

  214. By Derek on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Why would you trade the 3rd pick away? Makes no sense! Trade the pick and get more 3rd & 4th round picks? Make no sense, theres a reason why those players are 3rd & 4th round picks, and you gonna trade your 3rd pick, for that? You can get the 3rd best player, and not the 150th best player. If your gonna trade the pick, trade if for a player, not more picks.

    I see the Nick Collins is a free agent! Pick him up!

  215. By Spencer on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Do you guys watch the draft on NFL Network…or ESPN?

    I prefer ESPN.

  216. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman is probably getting a lot of offers– and he is lovin’ it.

  217. By hognuts on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Senate Finance Committee is still going. I have to go.

    http://fridley.patch.com/articles/live-video-9-a-m-mn-senate-finance-panel-debates-votes-on-vikings-stadium-bill

    Someone should post the results on here. Please and Thanks.

  218. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    TWO hundred and eighteenth!!!!

  219. By Spencer on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Why didnt Wobbs write about Jerome SImpson yet?

  220. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    @ Purplhaze before you jump out of the closet and scare someone…put your mind around this…could it be possible that Kalil will be the only left tackle, taken in this draft,to play in the NFL??? of course not that would be a crazy thought…and why would Cleveland take Kalil when they have Joe Thomas at left tackle…if the Browns lose out on Richardson then Blackmon or Tannenhill is their guy…sorry to set you straight…if thats even possible

  221. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Ex G.M.Bill Polian must be reading my blogs…Once again on NFL Live he said” The Vikings can trade down as far as # 8 and Kalil will still be there…Hey myoptic fans!Teams not only look at the best player available,but they have to take in consideration of how much money they can spend and have under the cap thats designated for the offensive line…The Browns,Bucs and Rams do not have that capability and the Jags and Dolphins are solid at left tackle

  222. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer judging on why rick didnt say much about him in the presser says it all. Simpson hasnt signed the dotted line yet. He may have agreed to terms but contract and stuff takes a few days. I think thats why wobbs is far behind what we already know sometimes. Waiting for vikings brass to let him make it official. Even though, simpson agreed to terms with us spielman even said he wont say anything until he signed.

  223. By Julian S on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Can we please take Jordan White, WR Western Michigan with a 7th round pick!!! I know many people haven’t heard of him, but he was the FBS leader in receptions and receiving yards this year and I believe he would a great low round pick up that could potentially become a great contributor for the Vikings!

  224. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Tdurf I mean there is a chance he falls to 8th…. but make no mistake the bucs may take him and so could the rams. those two teams could use a little OL help and having Kalil they can reposition players. Make no mistake they may want blackmon or claiborne…. but they will think long and hard about Kalil

  225. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    H.Smith will be gone in the first …The Patriots have two late first rounders and one will be spent on Smith…T. Johnson will go in the bottom of the second prolly to the hated Packers.

  226. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    A chance ? i think its pretty much a lock he falls due to the position he plays…the best teams draft play makers in the top five…and O lineman in the 2nd,3rd and 4th rds…

  227. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    T Johnosn should be our 2nd pick overall. I mean he keeps climbing the boards. If he was from another confrence… he would have been in 1st round. They have him positoned to be mid 2nd now…. I feel maybe a little reach at our spot top of 2nd… or we can trade down to mis 2nd pick Johnson and grab an extra 3rd.

    I do agree tho. H smith wont make it past the pats. Barron may go before dallas… they may trade back into bottom of 1st to grab smith. I just dont feel smith will be there at top of 2nd either.

  228. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I dont think its lock at all! A lot of teams would love to have the best LT to hit the draft in years having their qb protcted for 10 years by a future pro bowler. Also in terms of BPA Kalil is ahead of claiborne and blackmon. I can see bucs or rams definatly taking him.

  229. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Vote was in favor to move the bill forward…Vote was 9-5…

  230. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    now who does it go to?

  231. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with you on trumaine johnson take him with the second rounder we get from tampa bay…Penn is a pro bowler at left tackle for tampa and the Rams spent high 1st rd. picks on left tackle in 2009 and 2010 plus they have two high 2nd rounders to help there o- line…Tyrone Smith is listed as a better left tackle and he was drafted 9th overall by the Cowboys last year…so he’s not the best left tackle to come out in the last ten months let alone years

  232. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    The committee put in amendment excepting Racino as a (alternative ??) funding source…If the E-tabs and E-bingo fail to fulfill the projected numbers of success the state is hoping for..

    That Racino clause could cause some problems…I missed the language of the amendment to that Racino amendment…The wording of the second amendment could have a major impact to the stadium bill pas sing…

    In other words…Its not over yet…

  233. By Minne on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil
    Janoris Jenkins
    B. Quick
    Brandon Taylor
    Chase Minnefield
    Alex Hoffman-Ellis
    Tank Carder
    Coty Sensabaugh
    Gino Gradkowski
    Dale Moss

  234. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    why would we take jenkins at 2nd? he may fall to like the 4th now by the way its showing. Plus Johnson is a CB to be along side cook in my opinion.

  235. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve been here all day posting, TDURF … So if anybody’s been let out of the closet, it’s you. Or have all the little boys down on your “favorite corner” gone home because they were tired of laughing at your “little member”?

  236. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Vontaze Burfict. Could he be?

  237. By Minne on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think jenkins makes it out of the second. He was/is a stud (a lot of ppl compare him to claiborne). The only reason he was dropped is because of his off the field issues. I have read a lot about this guy and seen some interviews, and I think he has taken the steps to improve his character.

  238. By hognuts on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    ESPN Blog.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/41090/vikings-stadium-fits-and-starts

  239. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    http://min.scout.com/a.z?s=63&p=2&c=1172770&ssf=1&RequestedURL=http%3a%2f%2fmin.scout.com%2f2%2f1172770.html
    :)

  240. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    OTK – Why are so many people against gambling? Whether it be in the casino, on the track, or at home with friends, people will always be doing it, so what’s the big deal? Do they think that they’re making our lives better by trying to make it more difficult to gamble?

    And who gave them the right to force me to make my life better?

  241. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Minne – I’ve seen plenty of mocks say some team will roll the dice in the late first round on Jenkins, so I agree, if he makes it to the second he won’t make make it any further than that.

  242. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    KEEP THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS IN MINNESOTA!

    Man, would I have likes to be a fly in the wall when Goodell and Rooney were talking to the legislators. That must have been one for the ages!!!

  243. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    *** Liked, not likes

  244. By Minne on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I know they met with trumaine, but imo Jenkins is the guy you want on your team. Look the adveristy he has had to over come to mend his name. He has worked hard to make it back to where he is on the draft boards. The fact that the guy is still being talked about during draft week after being kicked out of a D-I school is amazing if you ask me. Plus like I said Jenkins is truly an elite corner who would be gone in the first round if not for his troubled past.

  245. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana: As one of the most impressive athletes at the position, Johnson is drawing a lot of interest from teams looking for a big, physical corner. He is a natural ball hawk with outstanding movement skills and instincts, and possesses the physical tools to be a standout cover man. While his diva-like attitude turns off some scouts, Johnson’s undeniable talent will make him an early-round selection on draft day.

    Follow Bucky Brooks on Twitter @BuckyBrooks

    see im not the only one thinking this guy will be awesome oneday and i feel we need to make the move top of 2nd

  246. By Minne on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Parody-I think whoever lands Jenkins is going to have a perenial probowl corner.

  247. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d8288a470/article/mike-mayocks-top-100-nfl-draft-prospect-rankings?module=HP11_hot_topics

    Mayock had Jenkins listed at 55 in top 100 T Johnson is 45

    Just saying…

  248. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    @purplhaze i deal with criminals all day long…and really dude? at least im clever with my verbage…you’re just a filthy minded moron.

  249. By Minne on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Lance-I am in no way saying Trumain Johnson won’t be good. However, if he is given a label of having a “diva-like” attitude, then that is cost for concern as well. We don’t need another cook to play along side cook. Maturity wise Jenkins takes it, talent wise Jenkins takes it (people don’t realize how good this kid is).

  250. By hognuts on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Hopefully Lanning has his math right on that Star Tribune article.

  251. By KoN on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Minnifield is a better deal and a better fit for the Vikes than Johnson.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1156824-chase-minnifield-6-traits-that-make-nfl-draft-prospect-an-ideal-pro

  252. By Minne on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Had Jenkins not had to spend his final year at a D-II school, he breaks the top 20 easy.

  253. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    lmao jenkins.. being arrested is more like cook! when is cook a diva?

    Talent wise jenkins on a lot of scouting reports has trouble in coverage. and maybe a hard hitter but sometimes doesnt make all the tackles.. He is a bit small in hieght for the nfl…

    All things say T Johnson is just as much or more talented then Jenkins.

    But hey I suppose you know more then Mayock and all the scouts…. and minnifield will be an ok 3rd rounder but def no where neear Johnson

  254. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    dont make me bust out the my video again! I really like the song and will be tempted

  255. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    25 hours and 19 minutes…

  256. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Parody…It has to do with the Indian tribes and their casinos…also..

    Racino would draws a huge crowd…Cutting cost of food and drink costs to lure people in…Hurting local business…They wouldn’t be able to compete…

    E-tabs and E-bingo would be spread across the state…Local business across the state such as bars would profit from that type of gambling…

  257. By KoN on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Johson is definetely less of a risk than Jenkins, but nothing points to the fact that he is more talented. Jenkins would be the #1 or #2 CB if it weren’t for his character issues.

  258. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    *draw

  259. By Minne on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Lance- You’re right I suppose cook isn’t as much a diva as he is an idiot, but he/the vikes certainly do not need someone who thinks they are hot stuff, before ever playing a single down in the NFL, playing next to them. Those are the kind of players who don’t put in the extra work to reach the next level, they get buy on given talent without improving upon it and will eventually get a rude awakaning.

    I want the mature athlete who has had his taste of humble pie, and knows what it takes to overcome adversity. With watching footage, interviews, and reading about players, I will form my own opinion and not make Mayocks opinion my own.

  260. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Wow..should have looked that comment over..Hope you get the idea I was trying to get across…

  261. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Gambling is an addiction — I have seen what it does to people and their families. It also tends to prey on the elderly and the poor- I am sooo opposed to any gambling to raise revenue. Don’t even get me started.

  262. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Ive read reports that say Johnson would have been a 1st rounder. The issue with him is he fell because he played in BSKY conference. A lot say the conference doesnt effect the draft but come on man!1 it totally does.

    http://www.mockingthedraft.com/2012/4/10/2938245/janoris-jenkins-2012-nfl-draft-scouting-report

    and its reports like this that show jenkins isnt “that” talented. He was successful in college but many worry about other stuff about him as well. Not only his off field issues. Size and tackling is an issue.

    I say Johnson is more talented giving how he did well as WR or KR as well. Also, maybe he is overlooked a bit but no scout has knocked the way he tackles makes the catch everytime or how well he covers.

  263. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    so minne…. this is the attitude you dont want?

  264. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I personally like the Racino bill…People gamble…And always will…

    Why should the Indians be the only ones to profit from that income…

  265. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Titus…

    That is why I would rather they p a s s the Racino bill..If any gambling at all…

    It would be harder for the normal person to drive 2-3 hours to gamble…Than just walking to any corner bar anywhere in Mn and spend your paycheck…

  266. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    My Predictionnes! w/out any trades.

    Rd1- OT Matt Kalil
    Rd2- OG Kevin Zeitler
    Rd3- CB Janoris Jenkins
    Rd4- CB Chase Minnifield
    Rd4comp- LB Terrell Manning
    Rd4comp- FS Phillip Thomas
    Rd5- SS Antonio Allen
    Rd6- DT Kheeston Randall
    Rd7- WR Dale Moss
    Rd7comp- LB Vontaze Burfict

  267. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Getting close to the draft now !!…24 hrs away…or so.. ; )

    Enough politics !!!…

    GO VIKINGS !!!…

  268. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/college_player_scouting_report.html&player=100003

    another thing on why jenkins may fall and I do think a lot of scouts see this. So personally “yes” I do think Johnson will be a better CB

  269. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like you’re already started Titus…might as well keep it going. If you need to protect the Elderly and poor from gambling, why not lock them somewhere that they can’t get access to gambling? You think that you’re going to protect them by making a physical gambling site illegal in the local area? You have seen/heard of the buses that are loaded up with seniors headed out of the Twin Cities, right? They’re not all headed off to a Stevie Nicks concert!

    Those buses are free. Might as well make it illegal for seniors to ride buses if you want to protect them…

    As far as the poor…while they’re at least young enough that they can change their situation if they put forth the effort, right? So why punish the rest of us because they don’t know how to make good decisions? Sounds rather socialist if you ask me…

    Has the blood started to boil yet, or should I turn up the burners?

  270. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    T. Johnson is a great pick for us in the second…take a look at G. Iloka the 6’3″ free safety out of Boise St. he should be there in the 3rd round…If we take Claiborne or Blackmon in the first,the Vikes are likely to take O-line…remember 3 of the o-linemen we lost were guards and having c.johnson move to guard doesn’t solve anything, especially when he has played tackle his whole career.

  271. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    i apologize…2 of the 3 were guards

  272. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    If we want to make gambling illegal, then why not stop selling scratch tickets, Powerball, Gopher 5 and other gambling tickets in the convenience stores?

  273. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    sorry for everyone who seen this but i love the song and I want to push to get this guy!

  274. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Nothing’s easier than walking into the local BP and handing over your paycheck for a few lotto tickets. It at least takes some effort to travel over to wherever the casino/racino would be, unless you just happen to live in the area it’s built. But at least it won’t be there waiting for your money on every single corner…

  275. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8289948f/article/minnesota-vikings-players-visit-state-capitol-to-push-stadium?module=HP11_headline_stack

    nice to see player support as well!

  276. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    i agree parody…the only buisness older then gambling is prostituition…yeah and like that doesn’t happen because it’s illegal.

  277. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    D.Stephenson the tackle from Oklahoma would be a great pick in the fourth.

  278. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    James Brown the guard from Troy will play at the next level…another great fourth rd. pick…plu.s he’s got a great name

  279. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    just dont let him do any interviews…. may not understand a word he says!

  280. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t read every post on here, and I DON’T THINK YOU DO EITHER, but I’m pretty sure I am the only guy who writes and complains about the lack of interest in offensive line play in Minnesota.

    * My point is this: If I’m the only guy like this on Vikings.com, then it has to be true that the O Line is ignored, not only by you, WHO EVER YOU ARE, but by NFL COACHES, BROADCASTERS, PLAYERS, as well.

    Suggest to RICK SPIELMAN to draft O Linemen because we need them desperately. DESPARATELY (sp)!!!

  281. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Hey, TDURF …

    You call me a moron? You can’t even use correct word structure, you mindless twit. Check the use of “there” as apposed to “their”. Your English language deficiencies repulse me!

  282. By KoN on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    1. Matt Kalil LT

    2. Harrison Smith SS

    3. Brian Quick WR

    4. Chase Minnifield CB

    4. Comp. James-Michael Johnson ILB

    4. Comp. Aaron Henry FS

    5. Tom Compton OT

    6. Coryell Judie CB

    7. Greg Zuerlein K

    7. Comp. Dale Moss WR

  283. By KoN on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    That’s my draft for Carl.

  284. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Some good choices, KoN! :)

  285. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    @ Minne ,Jenkins is to the NFL as Stephon Marbury was to the NBA…i could care less about the weed use…it’s all those kids in tow…i raised two kids and it was alot of work…when is he going to find the time to shut anything down, changing diapers and being a part time mutha.

  286. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Carl K.
    In case you didnt see it here are my predictions

    Rd1- OT Matt Kalil
    Rd2- OG Kevin Zeitler
    Rd3- CB Janoris Jenkins
    Rd4- CB Chase Minnifield
    Rd4comp- LB Terrell Manning
    Rd4comp- FS Phillip Thomas
    Rd5- SS Antonio Allen
    Rd6- DT Kheeston Randall
    Rd7- WR Dale Moss
    Rd7comp- LB Vontaze Burfict

  287. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Fred- YOU ARE NOT ALONE

  288. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    GDP – For a second, I was thinking you were Fred!

  289. By VegasVike on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Alice Hausman must be a cheesehead, at least her comments make her appear to be. SNAP

  290. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Parody- I guess we think alike in terms of the OLine

  291. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    We just signed Jerome Simpson. We shouldn’t even consider a WR until round 5.

  292. By VegasVike on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    @ Titus – you are correct about gambling. It is an addiction to some, just like alcohol is. To some, not to all, just like alcohol.

  293. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    1st round- # 5. M.Claiborne.CB.
    2nd round- # 35 M. Adams. OT.
    2nd round-From Tampa # 36 T.Johnson CB/SS.
    3rd round-# 66 G.Iloka FS.
    4th round-# 98 and #128 trade to move up into the end of the third and try to get B. Quick WR.,because he’ll be gone by the 4th round.
    4th round compensation pick. S.Kelemete OG.
    4th round comp.pick. J. Adams WR.
    5th round- # 138 C. Greenwood CB.
    6th round- # 175 T. Carder ILB.
    7th round- # 210 M.Smith RB.

  294. By TheWall on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Vontaze Burfict will go undrafted. He has blamed his coaches about his drop in play level, ran a 5.1 40 yard dash, looks out of shape, and failed a drug test. Keep him of the Vikings he is a me player not a team player.

  295. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    i would take a kicker over Burfict…

  296. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Why would we not take Burfict in the 7th round when we have Mike Singletary as our LB Coach? If he doesnt pan out OH WELL. Its a 7th round pick. I would be more worried about missing on a 2nd 3rd or 4th round pick than i would a 7th.

  297. By TheWall on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings mock draft: a$suming the Vikings trade back with the Phins for a 2nd and 4th. Vikings draft 1st RD LT Riley Reiff, 2nd RD LB Mychal Kendricks, 2nd from Phins CB Janoris Jenkins, 3rd RD CB/S Trumaine Johnson, 4th RD DT Mike Martin, 4th from Phins WR A.J. Jenkins, Compensatory 4th OT/OG Tom Compton, 2nd Compensatory 4th DE Jake Bequette, 5th RD LB Nigel Bradham, 6th Georgia’s Kicker, 7th RD WR Dale Moss, 7th Rd CB/KR/PR Cliff Harris.

  298. By TheWall on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    GrandDaddyPurp he blames coaches for his failures he doesn’t accept coaching. Audie Cole would be better.

  299. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I agree we need a kicker before Burfict. After all the teams franchising kickers now… and longwell retiring after this season. Best to get a guy now let him sit behind longwell a year because nothing good in FA for kickers,

    ALso, mayock released his mock an hour ago on NFL network finally :)

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2012/mock-drafts/mike-mayock/150251?module=HP11_cp

    And I seen a surprise! He suggests T Johnson for vikings in second too! hmmm but no one listens to me :(

  300. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    You cant really blame coaches in the NFL. Singletary fixed up Vernon Davis’ selfish attitude. Burfict has the potential to be a great player and if his attitude doesnt allow that to happen, guess what? Its only a 7th round pick we used on him. You are acticg like we would be investing alot like we would be taking him in the 2nd round or something.

  301. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Lance- yeah we need a kicker before Burfict. But we also need a LT LG RG RT CB SS FS AND LB before we get a receiver. I hope everyone can see that.

  302. By KoN on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    GDP, first of all, Simpson has only had one good year; there’s no guarantee he’ll be any good with us. Second, I think you meant to say we don’t need another O-lineman (after Kalil) until the fifth round. We already have depth and young players who are developing and need a chance to play on the OL. We do not, however, have a #1 WR, making WR much more important than OL for the team (this is all assuming that we take Kalil first). Third, people were already thinking Burfict might go undrafted; now that he has failed a drug test, I find it very ulikely that he will be drafted. If he is there in UDFA then I am all for picking him up; if not, then it is not a big loss.

  303. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    It not a big loss if we draft him with our last pick either KoN

  304. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Simpson had 1 good year thats more than any of these kids in this years draft

  305. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    We dont have Depth along the OLine. What makes you think we do?

  306. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    When you lose your starting gaurds the “depth” you did have now become your starters leaving you with no depth whatsoever

  307. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    guards*

  308. By KoN on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    GDP, let me preface this by saying that normally I respect you and your opinion, that being said, that is a very idiotic argument. “Simpson had 1 good year thats more than any of these kids in this years draft,” well of course, but none of them have had four years to prove themselves, in fact, none of them have had any years to prove themselves. Come back when you have an actual argument.

  309. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    also, he placed T johnson to be 5th amoung CB’s now….

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d827a70e8/article/nfl-draft-positional-rankings-board-shifts-before-event

    See with Harrison not on the board no more after1st round and we all KNOW this. Pick the guy who can help our secondary the most!

  310. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    “first of all, Simpson has only had one good year; there’s no guarantee he’ll be any good with us.”

    There is NO guarantee any WR we draft this year will be any good with us. There is NO guarantee any player we draft will be good with us let alone a receiver.

  311. By KoN on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Sullivan, Loadholt, and Kalil (if we draft him) will be locked in as starters. We then have Schwartz, Fusco, Love, DeGeare, Berger, Brown, Johnson, Lewis, and Valdez to fill the two guard spots and backup positions. That is depth.

  312. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Fusco needs a chance and so does Love i thought they performed well in preseason last year and Fusco looked good later in the year, he also has a mean streak in him…and Brown and Schwartz add depth to the o-line…so what about THAT! as Al Pacino would say…

  313. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Simpson also had some years behind Chad Johnson and TJ Houshwhatever and Chris Henry. Its not like he was a starter for 4 years and just now had a good season.

  314. By KoN on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    That is true, GDP, which is why we need to pick up more in case he doesn’t work out. Not a single WR on our team (barring a meteoric rise from Burton or Arceneaux) can be a #1. For a team to succeed they need a #1 WR.

  315. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I still dont agree that we have depth on the OLine. Just because we have a bunch of OLineman on the roster doesnt mean we have depth. Look how many WRs we have. Are they good enough to say we are deep at the receiver position? No, thats my point with the OLine.

  316. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I would rather have time to throw at bad receivers than no time to throw at great receivers.

  317. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Northwoods Vikes,

    I agree totally with your Vikings averaged 21 ppg post recently.

    Yes, an improved O Line will make a difference.

    However even NFL ACCESS critizes and makes fun of the current “talent” on the Vikings O Line. Most fans have no idea how bad our O Line is.

    It’s a little like putting 5 of the fattest guys in MN on the Vikings!
    Just because you are big is not enough. PLEASE, Wise up, these guys have to be great athletes, and smart as well!!!

    The fans here better get it together soon!!!

  318. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t read every post on here, and I DON’T THINK YOU DO EITHER, but I’m pretty sure I am the only guy who writes and complains about the lack of interest in offensive line play in Minnesota.

    * My point is this: If I’m the only guy like this on Vikings.com, then it has to be true that the O Line is ignored, not only by you, WHO EVER YOU ARE, but by NFL COACHES, BROADCASTERS, PLAYERS, as well.

    Suggest to RICK SPIELMAN to draft O Linemen because we need them desperately. DESPARATELY (sp)!!!

  319. By KoN on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Point taken, GDP. Still looking at that list I see Schwartz claiming one of the starting spots with Fusco, Love, and DeGeare competeing for the other. The two of those who do not claim the starting spot will be solid backups. At backup LT will be Johnson (I know, not ideal, but still workable), Backup Center will be Berger (he’s solid), and I had us drafting Compton (an underrated tackle) who would probably backup Loadholt. If that doesn’t happen we have Brown (I don’t know anything about him) to backup Loadholt.

  320. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Your killing me Fred

  321. By KoN on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    The biggest difference that I see is that we have people who are or can be starters on our O-line. At WR we do not have a starting #1; we’ve got the depth in place, just not the starter.

  322. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    If you werent good enough to start over Anthony Herrera, Charlie Johnson, or Phil Loadholt than its hard to look at you as a solid player and its hard to trust you as a starter for us.

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

    Suggest to RICK SPIELMAN to draft O Linemen!!!

    I don’t read every post on here, and I DON’T THINK YOU DO EITHER, but I’m pretty sure I am the only guy who writes and complains about the lack of interest in offensive line play in Minnesota.
    My point is this: If I’m the only guy like this on Vikings.com, then it has to be true that the O Line is ignored, not only by you, WHO EVER YOU ARE, but by NFL COACHES, BROADCASTERS, PLAYERS, as well.

  324. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    @GrandDaddyPurp,

    Good Blogging…knock em dead.

    It’s never over until the fat lady sings…

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

    @Spielman, Wobschall, Frazier,

    WE MUST PICK 2 DEFENSIVE BACKS

    AND 2 OFFENSIVE LINEMEN WITHIN THE FIRST FOUR ROUNDS

    WITHOUT TRADING DOWN!!!

  326. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Here is my point. We have Adrian Peterson. The best pure ‘running’ back in this league. If he isnt getting 1500+ yards and 15+ TDs a year then something is wrong with the blockers up front. How much yards would Arian Foster or Ray Rice run for behind the Vikings OLine. Maybe the lack of a passing game making this offense one-dimensional and very predictable has something to do with it. Maybe having our QBs running for their lives and having no time to throw downfield might have something to do with our lack of a passing game. Something is obviously wrong with our OLine. Not adressing it will serve absolutely no purpose and if anything will lead to another 3-13 season.

  327. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, your reasoning is so linear, logical, and predictable.

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

    INSIST THAT RICK SPIELMAN draft O Linemen AND Defensive Halfbacks!!!

    I don’t read every post on here, and I DON’T THINK YOU DO EITHER, but I’m pretty sure I am the only guy who writes and complains about the lack of interest in offensive line play in Minnesota.
    My point is this: If I’m the only guy like this on Vikings.com, then it has to be true that the O Line is ignored, not only by you, WHO EVER YOU ARE, but by NFL COACHES, BROADCASTERS, PLAYERS, as well.

  329. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Think outside the box young man!

  330. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Titus,

    I think someone is using Parody’s name. Or???

  331. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Suggest to Titus and RICK SPIELMAN to draft O Linemen!!!

    I don’t read every post on here, and I DON’T THINK YOU DO EITHER, but I’m pretty sure I am the only guy who writes and complains about the lack of interest in offensive line play in Minnesota.
    My point is this: If I’m the only guy like this on Vikings.com, then it has to be true that the O Line is ignored, not only by you, WHO EVER YOU ARE, but by NFL COACHES, BROADCASTERS, PLAYERS, as well.

  332. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Fred Jones- I hope you are in Spielman’s suitcase, cause he ain’t gonna be on these blogs the next three days— got it?

  333. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Titus is on the rip!

  334. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Be careful not to lose your grip
    and try not to give lip
    to those who could be hip!

  335. By MILVIKFAN on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I’d like to get Harrison Smith at #35 but I don’t think he’ll still be there.

    1 – Matt Kalil (OT)
    2 – Alshon Jeffery (WR)
    3- Brandon Taylor (S)
    4a – Josh Norman (CB)
    4b – Antonio Allen (S)
    4c – Ronnie Hillman (RB)
    5 – Kyle Wilber (LB)
    6 – Akiem Hicks (NT)
    7a – Chris Gallipo (LB)
    7b – Dale Moss (WR)

    If H Smith doesn’t go by #35.
    1 – Matt Kalil (OT)
    2 – Harrison Smith (S)
    3 – Brian Quick (WR)
    4a – Josh Norman (CB)
    4b – Antonio Allen (S)
    4c – Ronnie Hillman (RB)
    5 – Kyle Wilber (LB)
    6 – Akiem Hicks (NT)
    7a – Chris Gallipo (LB)
    7b – Dale Moss (WR)

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

    Don’t bother suggesting anything to Titus. But do demand that RICK SPIELMAN draft O Linemen HIGH in the draft!!!

    I don’t read every post on here, and I DON’T THINK YOU DO EITHER, but I’m pretty sure I am the only guy who writes and complains about the lack of interest in offensive line play in Minnesota.
    My point is this: If I’m the only guy like this on Vikings.com, then it has to be true that the O Line is ignored, not only by you, WHO EVER YOU ARE, but by NFL COACHES, BROADCASTERS, PLAYERS, as well.

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

    @Titus and MilVikeFan,

    What games were you watching last year???

    Did you watch the Vikings???

  338. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Demand that RICK SPIELMAN draft O Linemen HIGH in the draft!!!

    I don’t read every post on here, and I DON’T THINK YOU DO EITHER, but I’m pretty sure I am the only guy who writes and complains about the lack of interest in offensive line play in Minnesota.
    My point is this: If I’m the only guy like this on Vikings.com, then it has to be true that the O Line is ignored, not only by you, WHO EVER YOU ARE, but by NFL COACHES, BROADCASTERS, PLAYERS, as well

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

    and Defensive Backs…

    When was the last time you saw a great MN Viking defensive back???

  340. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    4 in a row the day before the draft!

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

    Where are ya now…Where are ya now…

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

    What we have here is a failure to communicate!

  343. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    7 in a row!!!

  344. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Titus is on fire.

  345. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    8 in a row!!!

  346. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Cool Hand Luke!

  347. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    uh oh Titus is mad at me again!!!

  348. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Life goes on after the draft, don’t it partner!!!

  349. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    11 of 13 baby!!!

  350. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Back to the books!!!

  351. By KoN on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Hmmm… young guys not being able to beat out an established veteran in a position that usually takes multiple years to transition to in the NFL (unless the player is very special). Let’s break this down GDP, Love and Fusco were in their rookie season so they obviously weren’t goign to beat out Herrera, DeGeare played very well replacing Hutchinson his rookie season playing in 8 games and starting 5 (a tall order) but was confined to the practice squad this year because he spent the offseason training with bodybuilders and lsot his flexibility, and Schwartz was one of the best offensive linemen for the Panthers before he was injured. So, as you can see, none of them really had the chance to beat out Herrera.

  352. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Not me Freddie — I am slow to anger… Book of James

  353. By KoN on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    That post was in response to one by GDP a little ways back up the blog.

  354. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Well obviously our coaching is terrible if they are going to kleave guys out there who played the way they did last year instead of giving the young guys a chance in a season that is lost like it was

  355. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Well gang, the draft starts in less than 24 hours!

    Poll:

    Does Spielman take Kalil at pick 3 (or ?) or does he trade with another team?

  356. By Shawn on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Carl K … I may change my draft. Since GB cut Nick Collins , that makes 3 teams that could and 1 will take Harrison Smith. If I dont no worries I’ll go with my earlier version.

  357. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I think Spielman will get clever and trade down.

  358. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    It’s obvious our O-line needs work. Ponder was sacked 30 times in 11 games even with Hutch and Herrerra starting. Charlie Johnson was no LT, that’s for sure. No QB in the NFL can take getting sacked 45 times a season!

  359. By CB NEEDED LSU CLAIBORNE on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    DRAFT a play maker The next Deion Sanders could be a vking lets make it happen!!!! The worst Secondary in the NFL is VIKINGS. HE WOULD MAKE THE WHOLE TEAM BETER

  360. By PurplHaze on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    We may be deep at WR now, but I think you can expect as much competition at that position as you can at CB. We won’t take that many WRs into the regular season … Bet on That!

  361. By Woodboat on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Fredrick “Johnny come lately” Jones…. I’ve been b!tching about our O Line for the past 3 seasons… If we’d have had an O Line, the cheating Saints wouldn’t have been able to abuse Favre like they did that game, and most likely, the Lombardi would have come to Minn. that year!!!!

    Yesterday, I basically called Frazier an idiot for claiming that OTs aren’t game changers, and he’d like to see a game changer come in that 3rd spot. After thinking about it overnight, I’ve come to the “hope” that Les is crazy like a fox. If The Bucs (pick 5) think that we might take Claiborne with the 3rd, and Richardson goes 4th, they are stuck at 5 missing out on the 2 players they want the most. They MAY be willing to move to 3 to get one of those 2, and Kalil would most likely fall to us at 5…. with an additional 3rd rd pick (or so) in our pocket. I sincerely HOPE this is what is going on in Frazier’s head.

  362. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Poll:
    Does Spielman take Kalil at pick 3 (or ?) or does he trade with another team?

  363. By KoN on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    That is true PurplHaze, but it would be stupid of us to just replce guys on the OL who are only in their second or third year and have not been given a chance yet.

  364. By Woodboat on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    CB Needed… Claiborne, Kalil, Richardson, maybe even Blackmon… ANY of these guys will make the whole team better.

    I’m among the very vocal who have been begging for DB help for years now. If we take Claiborne, I won’t root against him to succeed, believe me. But the LINES are the backbone of any team…. both offensive and defensive. If you don’t have a line, nothing else matters.

    A shut down corner takes away the other teams best receiver, which is awesome. But if you don’t have a pass rush, the QB will eventually find the 2nd receiver… or a TE… or a RB… and that player will gash us. Our CB can look on and think “MY man didn’t catch the ball”, but the fact is, the ball was caught and the chains were moved.

    Kalil will anchor that side of the line. That’ll free up a TE to run routes, giving our QB another close target (something he’s billed as being able to hit).

    Finally, remember we have the wife-beater to cover the #1 WRs. He did pretty well in coverage last year.

  365. By Woodboat on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Titus… I’m going to take a stab at optimism and say that the Bucs pull the trigger AND we STILL get Kalil at 5… plus a bonus pick.

  366. By KoN on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I think Spielman trades, but only if he believes that he has a good shot a Kalil at whichever spot he trdes back to.

  367. By Woodboat on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    KoN… anyone that has watched the O Line play the last few years HAS to be skeptical that Loadholt will EVER make a decent RT in this league. He is WAY too slow to play the edge… and we lose a receiving option (TE help) nearly every play.

    He’s got to get moved inside or just plain MOVED.

  368. By KoN on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    That may be true Woodboat (that’s why I had Compton in my draft), but I can almost guarantee to you that the team will give Loadholt this year to prove himself and will not actively look for a replacement for him.

  369. By Woodboat on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil… Schwartz…. Sullivan…. Degeare?… Fusco?

    I’m willing to give the backups a chance to anchor the right side. I don’t know which 2 to put where (obviously) but 2 new guys are needed.

    Maybe Schwartz and RG and a young guy at LG? Give the LOAD (who will start despit my wishes…) some confidence that his inside hip is covered. It won’t make his feet any faster, but it’ll take away that excuse for his complete and utter failure as a RT.

  370. By Woodboat on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Agreed, KoN. LoadHOLD will start this year. I hope the team actually watches him attempt to play this year and finds a replacement for him.

  371. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I like Spielman, but I think he has a bit of an ego and wants to look like a superhero. It is too easy and no glory in trading at the designated spot– he will trade.

  372. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    @Woodboat,

    I haven’t heard from you in a long time.

    Kalil is an obvious #1 for the Vikings, even for most “field-stretching WR” types.

    I felt safe declaring that I was the only person DEMANDING Offensive Linemen.
    Now I’m not sure. Do you agree that the quality of the O Linemen we have now is questionable? I’m not seeing any of them as starters for a playoff team.

  373. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Fred Jones for GM!!
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  374. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Fred Jones for GM!!
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    Freddie Jones for General Manager!!
    Frederick Jones for General Manager of the Minnesota Vikings!!!
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  375. By KoN on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Sully could easily be a starter for almost any team in the league, Loadholt was a starter on a playoff team (the 09 team), and it remains to be seen what the other guys can do.

  376. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium bill now has a racino
    Updated: April 25, 2012 – 9:59 PM
    A Vikings stadium bill that now contains a provision for a racino was sent to the Senate Tax committee on a 9-6 vote. Sen. David Hann (R-Eden Prairie) expressed concerns about the bill just before the Senate Finance Committee vote.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/148962915.html

  377. By Shawn on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Titus … Fred Jones would have 52 OLmen and Joe Webb on his 53 man roster

  378. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Now back to the tax committee. I am starting to think I will have to change my yes vote to a no vote for getting the Bill passed; so much resistance to a simple thing, one good ideal would be to put a two cent tax on all hamburgers sold at any restaurant in Minnesota.

  379. By KoN on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Sounds like a good team to me Shawn.

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

    @Shawn,

    How did you know that?

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

    @Shawn,

    You must have read some of my sssaaatuf!

  382. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Racinos, St. Paul add new drama to Vikings stadium proposal
    Article by: MIKE KASZUBA and JIM RAGSDALE , Star Tribune staff writers Updated: April 25, 2012 – 10:14 PM
    Unexpected move to add racinos to funding mix for Vikings stadium tosses project into new uncertainty.

    “I’m in trouble with racino going onto the bill,” said Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, the chief Senate stadium author.

    Adding slots to the state’s horse tracks has never been a winner among legislators and Indian tribes that operate casinos in Minnesota. On Wednesday, DFLers said to expect no help from them if the racino provision remained. “You’ll have almost no votes from the [DFL] caucus,” said Sen. Richard Cohen, DFL-St. Paul.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/148984435.html

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

    @the DRS,

    I was thinking about DRS changing his opinion after listening to the FAN!!!

    My prediction came true.

  384. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    DRS,

    Can they change the bill so that the Vikings pay more, or a tax could be used, etc.?

  385. By Frederick Jones on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I’m into my rapid fire mode again…4 out 5 posts

  386. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Frederick Jones, they can, the question is will they, or is it that the majority of the Legislature want to stop the stadium for whatever the reason?

  387. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Frederick Jones, I had my doubt about that yes vote, but I had some hope, now hope is fading from me as we speak.

  388. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Racinos, St. Paul add new drama to Vikings stadium proposal
    Article by: MIKE KASZUBA and JIM RAGSDALE , Star Tribune staff writers Updated: April 25, 2012 – 10:14 PM
    Unexpected move to add racinos to funding mix for Vikings stadium tosses project into new uncertainty.

    But it seemed that even as one potential stumbling block was averted, another took its place. House Speaker Kurt Zellers, who has not taken a position on the stadium, appeared to up the political ante Wednesday for the project, saying that the DFL House minority would have to provide half of the 68 House votes to approve the stadium, even though Republicans hold a 72-61 majority.

    “I’m concerned it’s getting heavy, it’s getting complicated,” Vikings spokesman Lester Bagley said of the attempts to change the plan. “We’ve got five days left, and the more complicated it gets, the harder it’s going to be to get done.”

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/148984435.html

  389. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Five days and then the Vikings tell everyone that they will be in LA in 2013.

  390. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I am praying that I am wrong but I know MN.

  391. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Why do you think they are offering one year contracts?

  392. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    It is starting to look like the Vikings will need to win a SB this year if MN wants a championship in their name.

  393. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Why is there so much resistance coming from behind?

  394. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Racinos, St. Paul add new drama to Vikings stadium proposal
    Article by: MIKE KASZUBA and JIM RAGSDALE , Star Tribune staff writers Updated: April 25, 2012 – 10:14 PM
    Unexpected move to add racinos to funding mix for Vikings stadium tosses project into new uncertainty.

    But conservatives in the Republican-controlled Senate were clearly trying to at least slow the stadium plan.

    “The 2010 election, it seems to me, was pretty clear,” said Sen. Dave Thompson, R-Lakeville, a leading Senate conservative. “People wanted things to be done a different way — a different way being scaling back government and its influence in our lives.”

    Thompson, however, acknowledged that the stadium push at the State Capitol was being led by Republicans, including Rosen.

    “I like to say that you kind of pit ‘Country Club Republicans’ against ‘Limited Government Republicans’ — like me,” he said.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/148984435.html

  395. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Racinos, St. Paul add new drama to Vikings stadium proposal
    Article by: MIKE KASZUBA and JIM RAGSDALE , Star Tribune staff writers Updated: April 25, 2012 – 10:14 PM
    Unexpected move to add racinos to funding mix for Vikings stadium tosses project into new uncertainty.

    Under the stadium plan, the Vikings would contribute $427 million to the project, the state would add $398 million and Minneapolis would provide $150 million to the stadium’s construction. The team would also add $327 million over time to the stadium’s operating costs, and the city would add $189 million.

    “I feel like we have been watching a very hard fought, great game, with the Vikings marching down to the goal line,” said Eric Grubman, a National Football League executive vice president, after watching the stadium debate at the State Capitol. “And I feel like they’re very close. And I think when it’s very close, it gets really tough.”

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/148984435.html

  396. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Fred Jones is in his rapid fire mode again!!!
    Watch OUT folks, Fred Jones rapid firing once again!!!
    Here she comes boys, Freddie Jones on the rapid fire train to O Linemen!!!
    All aside, watch your step, Frederick too fast Machine Gun Jones is on fire again!!!
    Fred Jones is in his rapid fire mode again!!!
    Watch OUT folks, Fred Jones rapid firing once again!!!
    Here she comes boys, Freddie Jones on the rapid fire train to O Linemen!!!
    All aside, watch your step, Frederick too fast Machine Gun Jones is on fire again!!!
    Fred Jones is in his rapid fire mode again!!!
    Watch OUT folks, Fred Jones rapid firing once again!!!
    Here she comes boys, Freddie Jones on the rapid fire train to O Linemen!!!
    All aside, watch your step, Frederick too fast Machine Gun Jones is on fire again!!!

  397. By mad1 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    it all due to fan suport the more fans the better chance we of staying were we are at….and as far as the 1 yr deals you have to earn your long term deal or we will just pick up more busts….

  398. By vikesfan12 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    KoN- I really hope the draft goes like your mock! PERFECT!!

  399. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

  400. By hognuts on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s pray that the stadium bill p-a-s-s-e-s the Senate Tax Committee tomorrow boys. If it gets shot down, I will not enjoy the draft at all.

  401. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

  402. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

  403. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    DRS– did you see recently a guard at a studio (believe a big one in LA area) stole four guitars from Tom Petty and his band? They were found– one was pawned at a shop for $250. The four are estimated to be worth about 250K.

  404. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, no I had not, thanks.

  405. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

  406. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Hay MN why do you not come to your senses?

  407. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

  408. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    MN taking it to the limit one more time.

  409. By vikesfan12 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    This dam purple rollercoaster is making me sick!!!!

  410. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    When I was cycling this evening I rode under the Twins stadium a few times– a game was going on. What a beautiful facility. Why, oh why, can we not have a venue for the Vikings?

  411. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Do you feel like you are at valley fair on one of their rollercoaster’s?

  412. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    The last time I was there was in the late 70’s early 80″s

  413. By vikesfan12 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    hognuts- are you from Minnesota?

  414. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

  415. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings are just dust in the wind.

  416. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Next you going to play Lamont Cranston.

  417. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

  418. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, sorry but I think this song fits the Vikings stadium bill in the legislature.

  419. By VegasVike on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Demo-KAT Alice Hausman said the visit by Vikings players was silly!! Silly?? She’s got to be a demented CHEESER!! Maybe she should take up office in WUSS consin or better yet. How about a state with ZERO pro sports! Iowa? Nebraska? Dakota’s? Pack up and move Alice!!

  420. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I am a child of the 60’s and fall back to this music when I am down but not out.

  421. By vikesfan12 on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    DRS-My family was friends with the original owner of Valley Fair. His name was Wally something. My aunt always got free tickets for all of us kids back in the 80s. Good times!!

  422. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I remember the original amusement park out in Excelsior– now those were good times!!!

  423. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I took my first girlfriend Lourie Fredrickson there in 1980, what a good time that was.

  424. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

  425. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    No way, DRS! Lourie, I knew her too.

  426. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    A very nice girl when I knew her then.

  427. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Her Father owned the Lakeville hardware store as I remember it and we used to bowl at the Lakeville bowling alley.

  428. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I was joking DRS.

  429. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Ancient history back in the late70′ early 80’s.

  430. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Lakeville was way out there back then– now all that is built up.

  431. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, I thought so but decided to remember the old days of my youth.

  432. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I lived in Farmington and walk the rails to Lakeville in them there days. There was a trailer park half way between Lakeville and Farmington then, I hear that it is no longer there.

  433. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I rarely get out that way anymore– I am five minutes from Uptown.

  434. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Only to be 19 once more.

  435. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Being 50 s-u-c-k-s, to have the 19 year old body with the knowledge of my 50 years, how sweet that would be.

  436. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Work out DRS– I had a lady the other day ask me, “Are you even 40 yet?” I said, “Oh yeah, way past.” Cycling close to 5K a year and weight training along with almost no sugar in my diet helps a lot–

  437. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Jack Lalanne was pulling boats with his teeth while swimming– in his seventies, eighties, and beyond. Age is just a number.

  438. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    But I also have learned it best to go to sleep before midnight– hard habit for me, always been a night owl. But I better start trying to get to the bed.

  439. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Shortly, the Kalil mystery will be over…

  440. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    When I was 10 yrs old I lived in south Minneapolis that would be around 1972, not a bad year as I recall. Oh well memories of then and the Vikings are mostly sweet, A lot more freedoms back then, we had fire works such as m80’s and black jacks, what fun it was, then MN became the state of no.

  441. By Lance on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil LT
    T johnson \CB
    Taylor SS
    then best avilable OG

    Just get it done. Maybe we get Juron Criner in our 4th comp picks…

    Get it done RICK i say get this done!

  442. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, I try to do my best, with the injuries caused by the military, they have made a mess out of my legs, I do not let that hold me back, yes activity work wonders so long as the body can handle it. as some may say, true that.

  443. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

  444. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Titus – Too predictable? Okay, you don’t think those buses were all going to strip clubs and crack dens, do you?

    As far as being linear and logical, sorry, but I grew up with the understanding that those are admirable qualities to use in any argument. I’m always surprised by how many people are unable to do this. But, just for your sake, here goes:

    I ain’t not got nothing better to do with my time than gamble ‘cuz they told me I can’t drink til my probation is up, and they watch me all the time so I can’t smoke weèd no more neither, not like the good ‘ol days when we’d go down to Bo Radley’s and harvest the fresh stuff out of his back yard, and officer Dan would join us, and he’d tell us about his daughter that he ain’t got cuz it’s actually his best friend’s kid but we don’t tell him that cuz he let’s us smoke the weêd with him and we don’t wanna scréw that up.

    Anyways, where was I? Oh yea, impeach Obama! If he weren’t throwing his unamerican black president agenda at us we’d have done something by now…whatever that was…

  445. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I was wondering about your military service while getting ready for bed. Right mental and spiritual food is also important. DRS, we are very close in age– you are just slightly ahead of me.

  446. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, relax man.

  447. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    .Hold your berth every one, the Draft is around the corner, all your dreams will come true or your worst nightmares will be at the door. And this too shall p-a-s-s

  448. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    50 is the big one, how things change for me then.

  449. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    So now that’s too unlinear, unpredictable and illogical? Well I’m confused Titus – which do you want? I tried the box, but it made you uncomfortable, then I tore the box apart, and you got scared. You can’t have it both ways…

  450. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I served in the Army from 1980 to 1985, then joined the Navy from 1985 to 1987 and was discharged with a medical discharge at 40% rating. Had some fun times and some bad times but all was good

  451. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I am not scared, Parody. I am soooo relaxed, it is not funny.

  452. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    That is awesome DRS- thank you for your service. Those were some great years.

  453. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Hey, next thing it will be one am. I have to go to campus tomorrow for the last day of this semester– YEEE HAAW!!!!

  454. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I took some liquid melatonin to calm my racing mind– time for le sleep.

  455. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Agitated then…or irritated…whatever it did – it bothered you. I don’t understand why logic bothers a professor, unless it’s because he doesn’t want to admit that his position is faulty.

  456. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

  457. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    “time for le sleep”? Sneaking a bit of French into your typing now? I think the melatonin must be working…

  458. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Oh great, next thing you know, Titus is going to have another new name thanks to your song DRS :P

  459. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

  460. By DRS on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Good night to one and all, peace.

  461. By Titus on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Parody I was just messing with you. Good night all.

  462. By Parody on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    Which time? When you asked me to be illogical, or when you told me to relax?

  463. By Mike R. on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    My picks from Amish Country
    (clip clop clip clop….bang bang)

    1. Kalil USC
    2. J. Robinson UCF
    3. B. Brooks Miami Oh
    4. Nigel Bradham Fla St
    4. Markelle Martin Ok St
    4. J. Norman Coastal Carolina
    5. Jaye Howard Florida
    6. Miles Burris San Diego St
    7 Sean Richardson Vandy
    7. Dale Moss SD State

  464. By Mike R. on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    This was a quick pick thing. I will miss the first round (stupid work/job thing…lol)

  465. By charliewest40 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Here Goes

    1. OT Matt Kalil
    2. SS Harrison Smith
    3. WR Brian Quick
    4. LB Sean Spence
    4. OG Senio Kelemete
    4. CB Chase Minniefield
    5. DT Derek Wolfe
    6. LB Jerry Franklin
    7. FS Bradon Hardin
    7. WR B.J. Cunningham

    Good luck everyone !!

  466. By Mike B. on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Today is the day that Matt Kalil becomes a Viking Don’t mess this up please.

  467. By Andy D on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    OT don’t score! Need to go for a playmaker on the defensive side and that can score! Morris Claiborne it is!!!!!! And grab a vet OT that is still available through free agency! BAM!

  468. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    It looks like a lot of people like Dale Moss in round 7. I really like this kid! I see quite a bit in common with Randy Moss, but without the attitude. I think he’d be a great add to the Vikes roster!

  469. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Looks good charlie! wolfe has moved up quite a bit

  470. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Mike R! nice some forgotten names

  471. By Roger on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Please don’t draft anybody with hairdos like the ones we’ve seen so far.

  472. By Larry Sanchez on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    SPIELMAN IS A JOKE AND HAS FAILED PICKING KALIL: We should gotten BLACKMON oh well

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