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Vikings Make Jerome Simpson Signing Official

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 26, 2012 – 8:25 am

Reports surfaced earlier this week that the Vikings and WR Jerome Simpson had mutual interest, and then those reports were followed soon after by more reports that an agreement had been reached between the two sides.

On Thursday morning, confirmation of those reports was made. The signing of Simpson is official.

Simpson was a 2nd-round pick (#46 overall) of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2008 and had his best season last year with 50 receptions for 725 yards and 4 TDs. In Minnesota, he’ll be an outside, field-stretching WR who complements Percy Harvin very well.

We’ll have more on this signing once the dust settles from the NFL draft. Do not expect this signing to dramatically alter the Vikings approach in this year’s draft.


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360 Responses to “Vikings Make Jerome Simpson Signing Official”

  1. By TOMMYK#9 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Not a huge signing imo but any help at wr is welcome. Hopefully it helps solidify Kalil as tonight’s first round pick and takes an imo overrated Blackmon out of the picture. How about taking a chance on Allshon Jeffrey in the 2nd round (or even 3rd if he drops that far)? Guy’s a beast of an athlete but not a #1 receiver by any means. Hey, we’re batting .500 on South Carolina receivers. Troy Williamson was a bust but Sidney Rice was a winner.

  2. By thenaj17 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Well we have strengthened receiver now along with corner and O-line through free agency so all positions are less desperate than they were last season. That puts us in a great position for the draft if we traded down a couple spots or have the pick of the bunch if we stick.

    I don’t know about most of you but Spielman is doing a nice little job repatching the team so far without breaking the bank for anyone a la Bucs, and i’m more than satisfied so far. Keep up the good work! Kalil or Claiborne.

  3. By DRS on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Tom Compton From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search Tom Compton South Dakota Coyotes — No. 76
    Offensive tackle Senior
    Major: Political science
    Date of birth: (1989-05-10) May 10, 1989 (age 22)
    Place of birth: Rosemount, Minnesota
    Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 314 lb (142 kg)
    Career history
    High school: Rosemount High School,
    Rosemount, Minnesota
    College(s):
    University of South Dakota (2007–2011)

    Career highlights and awards
    FCS All-America Team (2011)
    GWC Offensive Lineman of the Year (2011)
    2× All-GWC First Team (2010, 2011)

    Stats at Yahoo.com

    Tom Compton (born May 10, 1989) is an American football offensive lineman. He attended the University of South Dakota from 2007 to 2011. He is currently available in the 2012 NFL Draft.

    A native of Rosemount, Minnesota, Compton attended Rosemount High School, where he was a two-year starter on the offensive line and led team to section championship and state semifinals.

    At South Dakota, Compton was a three-time Great West Conference selection—honorable mention in 2009 and consecutive first team selections in 2010, 2011—and 2011 GWC Offensive Lineman of the Year.[1] After his senior season, he played at the 2012 East–West Shrine Game.

    Compton was invited to the 2012 NFL Combine, where he was listed as the No. 9 offensive tackle prospect. He looks to become the first South Dakota Coyote to be drafted since Chul Schwanke in 1986.[2]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Compton

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

    @NorthwoodsVik I don’t see your point that either Cunningham or Farve were busts for this team. Both QBs got us to the NFC Title Game. That is a great accomplishment by itself. Fran Tarkenton got us to 3 of the 4 Superbowls and lost all 3 would you say he was a bust. Would you call Jim Kelly a bust? Cunningham and Farve came to Minneasota and did what they knew how to do is win games. Championships require a whole team effort and the Vikings haven’t found the right mix yet to get over the top and win a Super Bowl. I will agree about Herschel Walker that was a epic flop.

  5. By DRS on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Tom Compton, looks like a good fit for Minnesota.

  6. By DRS on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Shooter Now: Ex-Viking Ron Yary likes Matt Kalil – but not necessarily as a tackle Charley Walters twincities.com Posted: 04/25/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT
    April 26, 2012 4:8 AM GMTUpdated: 04/25/2012 11:08:55 PM CDT

    If the Minnesota Vikings take Matt Kalil from Southern California with the No. 3 pick in the NFL draft on Thursday, April 26, they should take him as an offensive lineman, not necessarily an offensive left tackle, Ron Yary said.

    “You talk to the old quarterbacks, and they laugh about this ‘left tackle blindside’ thing,” Yary said. “I don’t know whoever came up with that idea – that’s ridiculous. But they’ve got to have some new sexy twist on this thing.”

    Yary, a right tackle, was the NFL’s No. 1 pick by the Vikings in the 1968 draft out of USC. For 14 seasons, through 1981, he protected Minnesota quarterbacks Fran Tarkenton, Joe Kapp and Tommy Kramer before election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20477885/shooter-now-ex-viking-ron-yary-likes-matt?source=rss

  7. By DRS on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings players hit Capitol as stadium vote nears

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-57421848/vikings-players-hit-capitol-as-stadium-vote-nears/

  8. By QBkilla on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    welcome to the vikes simpson

  9. By DRS on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium: Senate panel adds ‘racino’ to bill, complicating support

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20481725/vikings-stadium-bills-support-complicated-by-racino-amendment?source=most_viewed

  10. By DieHardViking on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    i say we try and get dale moss, grew up 40 minutes away from where i live and he is an athletic freak just like randy moss. And Dale Moss played a few seasons of Basketball at SDSU before playing football….i like this guy

  11. By DRS on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Published April 25, 2012, 11:58 PM
    Schnepf: Stadium, NFL draft dramas collide for Vikings
    Fargo – Tonight when the NFL goes prime time with its annual draft reality show, Minnesota Vikings fans will anxiously await what their beloved team will do with the third pick.

    Minneapolis, meanwhile, hasn’t had an NFL team reach the Super Bowl since 1977 – the year the Vikings made quarterback Tommy Kramer their No. 1 draft pick.

    Let’s hope, for the sake of Vikings fans, that tonight’s pick becomes as productive as Kramer. But more importantly, Vikings fans should be hoping tonight’s pick won’t be playing in L.A.

    http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/358808/

  12. By Viking-ology on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Viking’s are trading down-someone will trade spots to get that RB. Then they will choose an OT with their first pick, hopefully Kalil will still be available.

  13. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    That news came earlier than expected. I was sure that it would be at least a week before Mike was allowed to make this news “official”.

  14. By DRS on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Tom Compton could be a good pick.

  15. By DRS on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings please fix the O-line then look at the rest of your needs.

  16. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    DRS – Maybe Yary just feels shunned because it makes it look like his position is being given less value.

  17. By DRS on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    #2 need defense, #3 need a deep threat.

  18. By DRS on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, maybe.

  19. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    “This is so disgusting I can’t stand it,” said Democratic Rep. Alice Hausman as the players moved through the building’s main doors, TV cameras surrounding them….That’s probably the exact thing she would say as I held her upside-down in a Wisconsin swamp.

  20. By DRS on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Well I have things to do, have fun.

  21. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    If the Vikings don’t get Kalil, and you like watching your QB get sacked 45 times a season, well then Vikings Fans … YOU’RE IN LUCK!!!

    If you’d rather see the Vikings win football games, and maybe reappear as a playoff or superbowl contender, then THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS NEED TO DRAFT MATT KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!

  22. By DRS on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    NovaScotiaVike, that and deporting her to the North Pole, but that would not be fair to the polar bears, LOL. Bye for now.

  23. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    * Except it would sound more like “Gurgle,gurgle,gasp,gurgle,gurgle…..

  24. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil, T. Johnson, Taylor thats our first three picks :)

  25. By WAStateVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikes will trade out of the #3 pick, ideally with TB who wants Richardson, which only drops them 2 spots in the first but pick up at least a 2nd or 3rd rounder.

    Then they will draft Claiborne.

    Kalil is a blue chip prospect no doubt, but both AP and to a lesser degree Gerhart can get yards after contact and can break tackles. AP is a beast and look at how he has done w/o a top grade OL. We run the ball a lot more than we pass, it’s just the way we are setup as a team. It’s a smarter investment money wise to get a blue chip CB (Claiborne) and get a OL later in the draft that is a decent pass blocker and good run blocker. You can scheme pass blocking coverage to the OL weaknesses on the left side.

  26. By WAStateVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Provided Cleveland takes Blackmon at #4

  27. By chris_b on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I would like to see them take claborin

  28. By WAStateVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/41121/polian-pursues-a-trade-for-vikings-at-no-3

  29. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    If you re-arrange the letters in “Alice Housman”, you get ” I am an Ace Lush “.

  30. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Nova – Love those anagrams!

  31. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    *Hausman

  32. By Geiber on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Awesome signing! I still wish so bad the Vikings would have looked into Josh Morgan though. Really really wish we would have.

  33. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Too many A’s though and missing an O…

    Switch it to “No Ace. I’m a Lush”.

  34. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Okay – then forget the correction. Alice Hausman fits your anagram.

  35. By steve j winnie on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Good defenses stop good offenses. Im our division we have Aaron Rogers,Stafford and Jay Cutler to contend with plus big receivers like Brandon Marshall and Calvin Williams.I
    know everybody’s big on getting Matt Kalil in the first round but…. and i meam a big but we have to get Claiborne this is a absolute must, a good shut down corner will keep these pass happy offenses off the field.
    Remember Carl Lee and Reggie Rutland? How about bringing back the Purple People Eaters defense.
    The Vikings were noted for thier defense.DefenseDefense Defense………
    We can get some good offensive linemen in the later rounds.
    I would love to see Claiborne knocking Rogers down as he takes his pass into our end zone. Thanks die hard fan since 1970

  36. By VegasVike on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    VegasVike says:
    April 25, 2012 at 6:28 pm
    Alice Hausman must be a cheesehead, at least her comments make her appear to be. SNAP

  37. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Also……” HA ! Anal Miscue.

  38. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Dámn. You’re fast with those Nova! Or did you put those together a while back?

  39. By VegasVike on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Or “no life douche” – oh wait, that does not work. Or maybe it does??

  40. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Also…..A nasal ice hum.

  41. By VegasVike on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    A guy’s gotta watch out for Calvin Williams, the guys a beast.

  42. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    OR…..LOLOL…Hi !,a Camel anus.

  43. By VegasVike on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Or how about “negative Nancy”?

  44. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Alice Hausman

    255 State Office Building
    100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155
    651-296-3824

    here email is in this link

    http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=10248

  45. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, I guess I finally found a use for my English Degree.

  46. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I just call and told Alice Hausman’s associate how disgusting it is Alice hates the middle class and the Vikings

  47. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Your name seems to be fitting to one of your main beliefs too, Nova:

    A Vick is a No Vote

  48. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    she called me out for not living in MN though

  49. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    …best I could come up with so far. I like anagrams, but I’m not nearly as good with them.

  50. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    EXCELLENT PARODY !!!!

  51. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, you should have informed her that it is because of politicians like Hausman that you don’t want to live in Minnesota.

  52. By SucksToSuck on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    In the 4 years Tom Compton started at the University of South Dakota, he gave up !!!!ONE!!!!! sack. The guy is the real deal, give him a chance in the middle rounds.

  53. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Not really Nova…when you consider that I was looking for a way to make it seem as if you like Vick…

  54. By 509vikesfan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    TAKE KALIL!!!!!! We need solid protection for Ponder and he will make holes for AP, We take Kalil at 3 we have a lock on left tackle for years to come. Imo he is a better choice and safer pick than Claiborne, plus we already signed Bowman and Carr who i’m sure will take a starting spot if either Winfield or Cook slack off. Kalil is the pick we NEED!!!!!!!

  55. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Back to work, If anybody hears that Alice Hausman was chewed to death by wolverines, my condolences. Those poor animals will be puking for days.

  56. By iaVIKE on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Went to the local DMV last week and got into a debate about the stadium issue with the guy that was taking the drivers license photos. He seems to think there are better things that the money could go towards, and he wouldn’t mind seeing the team go to LA………then he called himself a Vikings fan. Im gunna give him the address of that wisconsin swamp Nova mentioned earlier, and tell him he’ll be meeting an Alice there as well

  57. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B – my point is that Minnesota has had a “short-cut to the SB” mentality for far too long, spending wads of dough on a quick-fix offense, and look where it’s got us…….Close? A couple of times…….Drama? In spades, to be sure. But the only players in a Viking uniform sporting a SB ring have acquired them elsewhere.

    Minnesota has been like the idiot at the gym who is so concerned with his biceps and pecs that he foregoes any lower body workout, and looks like an anvil on two twigs. The Vikes have spent millions on offense when we’ve been getting beat by our own inept pass defense.

    That mentality hasn’t worked for us. It’s time to try something different.

  58. By TOMMYK#9 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    @Wastatevikesfan. Very valid points. I have no problem with drafting Claiborne and possibly getting a higher pick in a later round but as I watch my dvr’d games from last year it amazes me how we were in the game in the first half only to lose it in the 2nd. I believe the defense was on the field way too much because the offense could not move the ball and put the defense on a short field many times. You are right, AP and Gerhardt get their yards now. Wonder what they could do with some good olinemen? Another reason to go defense though imo is I believe we will miss Henderson and Leber. Guess we just sit back and see what Spielman has in store for us tonight.

  59. By ozzinator on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Gurgle,gurgle,gasp,gurgle,gurgle – good name for a rock band!

  60. By Saddy on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Lombardi reporting Vikings locked in to take Claiborne at #3, no Matt Kalil and we are addressing OT in 2nd round.

    Also Morris Claiborne contingent were seen with Vikings gear…

    Now we have the best CB tandem is Cook can stay out of trouble move winfield to safety and draft another safety…

  61. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I am actually into the CB Morris Claiborne idea … Im 50 -50 and dont care either way

  62. By ouvikings on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Several things; what about trading #3 with the buc’s so they could steal Richardson and we pick up a future 1 and add picks for this year. We still get Kalil, Blackmon, or Claiborne. I like the Jeffrey pick in the second round, but we need to stretch the field for A.D. with a great receiver. Blackmon or Claiborne are a must have too stretch the field or cut the field in half.

  63. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    EVERYONE COPY AND PASTE THIS ON EVERY BLOG AND SITE YOU VISIT GET THE WORD OUT

    “This is so disgusting I can’t stand it,” said Democratic Rep. Alice Hausman as the players moved through the building’s main doors, TV cameras surrounding them.

    Time to call her and vote her out… she finds 7500 middle class jobs “disgusting” and she finds the Vikings “disgusting”.

    Alice Hausman… 651-296-3824

    255 State Office Building.
    100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155.
    651-296-3824

    here email is in this link.

    http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=10248

  64. By hognuts on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    No Senate Tax Committee today.

    http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/229839/group/Sports/

  65. By Saddy on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Here is my 2 round small mock until I find more information:

    Rd1: CB Morris Claiborne
    Rd2: OT Jonathan Martin – Since Matt Kalil wont be picked until 10 Jonathan Martin will fall to us here.

    Orrrrr….

    If a trade happens at the end all this becomes a dust.

  66. By hognuts on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Cook and Claiborne would be a pretty solid duo, if Cook stays out of trouble.

  67. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I just emailed that cu’nt …

  68. By hognuts on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    ESPN article.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7858428/gop-politicians-tax-minnesota-vikings-fans-more-stadium

  69. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    hognuts … and if he(Cook) doesnt we still have Claiborne :)

  70. By WAStateVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    If it were me, i wouldn’t drop out of the top 11 picks unless you get a player who can start now as part of the deal.

    Dropping past 11th you don’t really get that instant capable starter.

    We have no shutdown corner right now. Our offense put up enough points in the first half of games that we should have won more games. But whenever the game was turned over to the defense, our secondary failed us even before all the injuries and legal issues occured. Our DL was awesome last year, primarily driven by Allen, but teams figured out the could just toss the ball up on 3rd and long or even 4th and long and still get 1st downs. So all that hard work to back them up was useless.

    We need to draft Claiborne if there are no trades done. If you do trade, you don’t want to move back so far that you don’t get an instant impact starter. Otherwise you are giving up too much. Ideally, TB cause we would still either get Claiborne or another instant impact starter that is considered a blue chip.

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

    @NorthwoodsVikFan How about the purple people eaters. They went to 3 SB and 0 wins. Championships are tough to get and even great teams come out short. I think that in both cases Farve and Cunningham we had enough success to call both a positive. The memories generated by both are just as great. The throws by Cunningham to Moss or the last min win against San Fran by Farve. You can’t measure that much joy. I wouldn’t call em busts.

  72. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    some still posting blow off the OL till later rounds! rd4 it will be wiped out!!!!!!!

  73. By Richard1A on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    DRS is right, he sounds awesome, go get’m Vikes. Simpson for sure has cris carter, Randy moss like talent, a super choice. Tonights the night, go
    purple

  74. By WAStateVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    @sandiamond

    If you do a trade, you could use one of the picks picked up in that trade (say a 2nd rd pick) to pick up an OL.

    #5 Claiborne
    #35 Safety
    #37 OT/OG whatever is the best available

    If you pick up an OG instead of an OT, you could shore up the inside of the line (lost 2 OG in free agency) and schemes to do more chip blocks w/ RB/FB on pass plays to protect from speed rushers and give Ponder more time in the pocket.

  75. By charliewest40 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Carl, in case you didnt see it on previous blog,here are my picks
    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 Brandon Hardin
    7. WR B.J. Cunningham

  76. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    WA that trade scen would likely make the choosing between Amini and Massie. Hope they know who can play Left TackLe!!

  77. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    There are so many trade scenarios I can see happen…

    Rams might want Richardson or Kalil ??…

    Bills have an interest in Kalil now..And are said to be willing to give up their second round pick to move up to get Kalil…or if he drops..

    Eagles lost their LT to season ending injury…Eagles have 2 second round picks to work with…

    Bengals are always ready to make the big splash trade…And RB Benson isn’t going to be around there anymore…So would the Bengals offer their 2 first round draft picks at 17 and 21 to move all the way up to 3 and take Richardson to replace Benson ??….

    Anything can happen tonight ??…Or the Vikings could just be happy and take the safe choice in Kalil…

    Stay tuned…Things could get crazy tonight !!!… ; )

  78. By Derrick G. on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Wow….what a b i t c h

  79. By Derrick G. on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I still wear my Favre jersey. He’ll always stay in style!

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

    Carl

    in case you missed my late post earlier

    1. OT Matt Kalil
    2. CB Josh Robinson
    3. OG Brandon Brooks
    4. LB Nigel Bradham
    4. S Markelle Martin
    4. CB Josh Norman
    5. DT Jaye Howard
    6. LB Miles Burris
    7. S Sean Richardson
    7. WR Dale Moss

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

    Sorry I’ll miss tonight’s festivities. Got to get the horse and buggy out for a ride ;-)

  82. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    more waterbugs but quick as heckkkkkkkkCB Robinson/ S Richardson

  83. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    This goes to anybody willing to answer … What do you think about Mike Adams as a LT alternative to Kalil if we trade down toward the second half of the first round?

    I say if Reiff is still on the board, take either him, Glenn, or Martin. Something about Adams tells me he’s gonna be a bust. That’s my opinion … What’s Yours???

  84. By ouvikings on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is young and has good wheels and may or may not be the answer at QB. Left tackle is not our biggest need we need a vertical threat and a shut down corner to stop the WR’s in our division. The Vikings absolutely need to get opponents defenders out of the box, this opens up the run game and gives Ponder that extra second to make decisions in the passing game.

  85. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    if you guys havent listened to the Ben Leber Wobcast … DO IT NOW !!!!!!!!!!

    Some good football and draft knowledge and talk on there … might be the best one yet. The first Paul Allen one was really good to … but thats way back

    LISTEN TO BEN LEBER WOBCAST

  86. By Derrick.G on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20478147/vikings-chris-kluwe-come-ride-nfl-draft-wonkavator?_requestid=10382817&_requestid=10415494

    Great article here.

  87. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    *************** UPDATE ********************************

    Alice Hausmen has responded to my email … here it is … just a copy and paste

    A random comment I made about chaos at the front entrance with media,
    cameras, etc. as I was leaving the building was tweeted, then
    re-tweeted incompletely by a second party making it sound like I was
    talking about Viking’s players rather than a media frenzy. That’s the
    down side of social media–you don’t always get the clear picture.

  88. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Unfortunately, the same can be said about politicians, “…you don’t always get the clear picture!”

  89. By Larry on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    We need Mo Claibourne.Most of Ponders hits last year were from the right side.So how does drafting Kalil change that?

  90. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Heres my opinion on Alice “Disgusting” Hausmen …

    The Stadium issue has been a media circus for awhile. Its not like the media showed up today for no reason and she found it “disgusting”. So I find her response shady at best.

    More likely she stated her true feelings about the stadium issue and is now back pedaling like a true politician.

    A little research on Alice shows she created a bill for spending money on como park zoo and spending money for government building upgrades … but spending on the Vikings is “digusting”

  91. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Haze..

    I agree with you..I wouldn’t touch Adams…

    I like Cordy Glen as the second option for the Vikings…The young man can play T or G…And can do both well for a big man…Reiff would be a close third choice after Glen…Then Martin close after Reiff…To many other needs to take any chances on Adamsin round 2…Maybe the 4th round area..If he lasts that long…

  92. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    *Adams in

  93. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    By Larry on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply
    We need Mo Claibourne.Most of Ponders hits last year were from the right side.So how does drafting Kalil change that?

    ________________________________________________________________

    Sorry but your “Most of Ponders hits last year were from the right side” is not true. I dont have the link anymore but CJohnson and Loadholt had nearly identical numbers in pressures sacks and hits. However CJohnson was slightly worse.

  94. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Trade with the bucs or browns and make a short night. we sure could use that extra pick in the second and still get Kalil!!!!!!!!

  95. By D Anthony on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    YOU GUYS R DUMB THEY DO NOT TAKE YOUR COMMENTS ON WHO THEY SHOULD DRAFT IN CONSIDERATION!!! :0

  96. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Larry I found it …

    Loadholt … nine sacks and 42 total QB pressures.

    Johnson … Gave up nine additional hits and 49 total QB pressures

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/2011_Vikings_Review_Percy_Harvin_earns_highest_grade_on_offense013112

  97. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    oops i missed a stat

    Loadholt … nine sacks and 42 total QB pressures.

    Johnson … Allowed eight sacks, including one that killed the final drive in the opener Gave up nine additional hits and 49 total QB pressures

  98. By ouvikings on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    No *%#@, Sherlock; it’s us discussing our views on our team! Get lost, Anthony.

  99. By Roninmn.. on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    @Shawn
    Just tried to call dear Alice Hausmen, she must have shut her phone off. Had to leave a message. What district is responsible for voting her in office?

  100. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with you, Shawn … Charlie Johnson was Gawd Awful as a LT! I’m not a Phil Loadholt fan by any stretch of the imagination, but Loadholt played better than Johnson last season HANDS DOWN!!!

  101. By TOMMYK#9 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    @Purplehaze I like Reiff or Martin but I like Kalil better. I think it’s a no brainer.

  102. By jman on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    It would be a tragedy if we let Harrison Smith go by. A 6’2″ Strong Safety….The kid hits like Landry, and roams like Sharper….We have no flippin safeties…..we need him, like now…….Claiborne will look like Asher, if he has no safety support. Take the Tackle, you have receivers, your have corners (Winfield, Allen, Bowman, Carr, Cook, Sherels, Burton), you have RB, you have WR…..but we have no Defensive QB….also if we are willing to take Simpson, they we should take Bufict…..he is another diamond.

  103. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Roninmn … thank you for calling and leaving a message. We all need to be heard. Check the link I posted earlier for her district …

  104. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I am going to say exactly what i been saying…..

    Kalil then in 2nd trumaine Johnson….

  105. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    What will REALLY make me mad is if the following become reality:

    1.) Loadholt has a breakout season.
    2.) Loadholt gets signed to a long term deal before next season.
    3.) Loadholt reverts to his “old ways” in 2013.

    I, like several others here, question Loadholt’s commitment to being the best possible player he can be. I HOPE he proves me wrong!

  106. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I’m good with that, Lance!!!

  107. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I feel like we are getting a stand out CB in T johnson at top of 2nd round. We get a future pro bowl LT in 1st round.

    If we went Claiborne or Gilmour the only two CB’s that are better then T johnson by a comparable margin then we mis out on a quality LT because there is Mike Adams maybe at top of second but im not sold on him.

    So my opinion. Kalil, T Johnson. being our two first picks is better then
    Claiborne and Mike adams.

  108. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Also even Mayock mention vikings take Kalil and Johnson in second. So im not out of my mind here :P

  109. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t shoot the messenger…

    http://blogs.nfl.com/2012/04/26/claiborne-could-go-to-vikings-browns-thinking-weeden/?module=HP11_headline_stack

  110. By TOMMYK#9 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Agreed. Not a big fan of Loadholt.

  111. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Morris Claiborne could be the next RoY. At minimum DRoY.

  112. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I emailed her too, letting her know how disgusted I was. I didn’t get a reply…..I must not have been as nice as you, Shawn.

  113. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Aaron Rodgers drops back looks left see’s Claiborne glued to Jennings … looks right sees Nelson blanketed by Cook … looks …. JARED ALLEN SACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  114. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    LOL NVF … i wasnt that nice. I got my reply about an hour later but I have posted that blog everywhere so she might be balled up in a corner sucking her thumb (hopefully lol )

  115. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    SHawn… he looks to Jemichael Finely because we have no safety help! lol

  116. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    @ ouvikings –

    Yet again, you fail to understand that as those “field-stretching” WRs are getting about 10 yards out of the blocks, Ponder will be laying on his back if he doesn’t get better protection than he had.

  117. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Tell ‘em, Northwoods!!!

    RICK SPIELMAN … DON’T MESS THIS ONE UP! THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS NEED MATT KALIL @ #3 OVERALL!!!

  118. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Good point Lance :)

  119. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Heck, if all we need are flashy playmakers, why even bother with a front line??? A TE can snap the ball, and all other WRs/RBs/TEs can declare eligible.

  120. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    no Tru Johnson!!need a college vet cb only player

  121. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    What if we get

    Claiborne
    Harrison Smith / TJohnson (yuck looks familiar)
    Andrew Datko

  122. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Personaly…. best case scenerio is a trade down. But it would hafta be to someone picking in top ten still so we have a chance at getting Kalil.

    We need to fill so many holes :( even though we have an amazing 10 picks! I think we need more in the first 2 rounds to make our team come out even this year. 8-8

  123. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like Ponder could give the inside info on sanders or datko

  124. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Like I said Im 50-50 … Claiborne – Kalil … would be very happy with either

    I dont trust Chris Cook for 16 games

  125. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    If we don’t get Kalil this year, you can kiss a .500 season goodbye for certain!

  126. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    sand diamond Tru is a college 4 year starter at CB?

  127. By iaVIKE on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    just called and emailed that lovely lady Alice…….I bet she’s packin her bags by now HA

  128. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    PurpHaze .. not so sure about that. Our secondary was as bad if not worse than the OL. That being said I think Spielman is still wearing his poker face… and people are starting to buy it

  129. By ouvikings on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Ok let’s talk Kalil, I have heard, Kalil 6-6’5/8 306 vs. Harris 6-4’3/4 327
    40 time Kalil 4.99
    Harris 4.64
    3-cone drill Kalil 7.33
    Harris 6.81
    20yd shuttle Kalil 4.65
    Harris 4.07

    Harris graded out higher then any other left tackle in the combine, maybe Kalil is good or rated higher because of the talent around him?

    Enough, WR. Or CB

  130. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    So safe to say that if we take Claiborne in Rd1, we’re looking at the #3 LT in Rd2? And if we fail to address LT then, who’s gonna be left on the board for our third pick?

  131. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    The only thing that concerns me about “Tru” is that he won’t know when to pull up before a hit, and he’ll cost us too many penalties. Maybe he can give Goodell a power of attorney right now to cover all those fines? =))

  132. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    still weak Div play. too risky for the high$ dollar value 35 pick imo

  133. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, that may be so, but what about the tweet that people saw Claiborne’s entourage with Vike gear?

  134. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    ouvikings … Do you SERIOUSLY put more stock in combine than on-field performance? Tell me you don’t!!!

  135. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    lol he hits hard i grant that but I think he will be ok…. Id rather have a guy learn when not to hit then a guy learning when to make a hit. Id rather see a fine then some guy blow by him because he shy’d away. I seen enough of that from our DB’s over the years.

  136. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    NVF … I didnt see it. Look IDC either way Claiborne in our division with our secondary would be HUGE. How can a secondary only get 8 INTs when the front 7 puts up 50 sacks ?

  137. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, the sack counts don’t lie as to how bad our O-line play was. We need help … BAD!!!

  138. By Frederick Jones on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    Wow, I liked your comments about Tarkenton, Cunningham, Favre, and Kelly!
    All of those guys were WINNERS!!!

  139. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Possibly diamond but i mean… He did make his way from 10th over all in CB and finally most analysts are now saying the guy is a top 5 cb in this draft.

    I mean he may come from a weak division… but the kid has talent and division shouldnt be a factor….

  140. By Frederick Jones on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    “As bad as the Vikings’ offensive line was last season, their defensive secondary was even worse.” from the head sportswriter at a local newspaper in MN

    I agree with that statement. That is why DBs must be gained within the first four rounds, along with OLs. It has to be MULTIPLE PICKS.

    If we don’t go that route then YOUNG free agents must be picked up somewhere else.

    I keep reading about “sexy” picks. What does “sexy” have to do with the NFL???
    Stick to football!!!

  141. By ouvikings on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    No absolutely not, but the Vikings need to get defenses out of the box to let our running game control the game. We need a vertical threat we need to stretch the field for A.D. with a great receiver. I think that Blackmon or Claiborne are a must have too stretch the field or cut the field in half. I know it’s an opinion, but after watching game after game I could tell you what the Vikings are going to do.

  142. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    how about this draft … ???

    1- Claiborne
    2- Harrison Smith or TJohnson
    3- Brian Quick
    4- Compton / Sanders / Datko

  143. By Frederick Jones on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall,

    I hope that Vikings.com blog is in the same format next year.

    If it isn’t, I know that I am as much to blame as anyone for the change.

    I would think we could maybe divide it up by age group, or something nebulous like that, rather than go to the way the Redskins, or Lions do theirs!!!

  144. By Frederick Jones on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn,

    Please think in terms of avoiding sacks, having time to throw the football, and stopping opponents from scoring touchdowns via the p a s s i n g game!!!

  145. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Wobschall post your mock 10 b-4 8est!

  146. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    WR and CB/DB pool are WAY DEEPER than LT pool!

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

  147. By WAStateVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    @ Shawn

    I would be okay with that, you significantly improve our secondary, get a field stretching WR and a modest improvement on OL.

    That should be good enough to gain more wins and compete this year. Especially when you factor in the SImpson signing along with the TE signing in FA.

  148. By Frederick Jones on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    WE have to have both!!!

  149. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I still feel if we dont trade!

    Kalil and T johnson is a better Duo to help our team instantly

    Claiborne and a half fast LT somewhere in the draft. Only helps our secondary.

    Just saying T johnson is not as good as gilmour or Claiborne but he is close and he can still shut down and be a lights out DB. He hits hard makes the tackles and has great size and speed. He is large enough to hit those TEs as well.

    Possibly even be a safety in a few years with that size. I am looking at whats best for us. Claiborne is the best DB in the draft but if we skip out on Kalil we may not help fix out OL

  150. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    give sanders the nod. they may be looking at that direction shawn

  151. By Frederick Jones on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    We need a field-stretching Guard!!!

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

    Kalil Pick #3 and a WR Pick second round.

  153. By Frederick Jones on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Aromashadu could be an above average WR. With Percy Harvin and Simpson, why..WHY do we need MORE wideouts…for peterson’s sake!!!

    Get the O Linemen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  154. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    bobby massie fred. if we could squeeze him in nobody would b&tch about loadholt anymore

  155. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    “We need a field-stretching Guard!!!”

    RIGHT ON, FJ!!!

  156. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    PurplHaze and Shawn…Okay.. this is why I think the Rams have had it with their LT and RT…J Smith has played 26 games and given up 55 sacks…Saffold has played 25 games and given up 55 sacks…

    You guys are mad at C Jonnson and Loadholt for giving up 9 sacks each last season…Both playing all 16 games…(If I remember correctly)..

    The Rams T’s are giving up 2 sacks each a game on average…An average of 4 sacks a game between them…

    A 16 game season average projected…RT Smith giving up 32 sacks a year..The same for LT Saffold of 32 sacks per 16 games played…

    If you are mad at Johnson and Loadholt being responsible for the 18 sacks they gave up last season…Playing a full 16 games…

    How do you think Fisher feels about his LT and RT giving up
    64 sacks a season on averge for 16 games being played ??…

    Taking that into consideration…Don’t you think getting an elite OT in the draft for the Rams to protect Bradford would be a priority ??….

  157. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    How about a kicker that can cover his own kicks?

  158. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Mike seriously how is a wr at 2nd round helping fill our holes?

    Look at our recieving core.

    Jenkins
    Harvin
    Armoma
    Simpson.
    Arceneaux
    Rudolph
    Carlson

    We may not have the best… but we have deph.

  159. By WAStateVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Lance

    I saw something earlier today saying the knock against Kalil is that he isn’t good against power rushers and doesn’t have a ton of lower body strength and there isn’t much potential for him to add that power given his body frame.

    With the NFC north rushers like J. Peppers and Clay Matthews they could power rush all day long and we would still give up just as many sacks at the LT position than we do now.

    Improving your secondary is going to give your offense more time with the ball and picking up a deep threat option is going to give Ponder someone to throw to on with those power rushers is going to improve you more than a LT who is susceptible to a power rush and a second tier CB/Safety.

  160. By SoCalVike on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Fly Ron Yary in so he can hand the Kalil pick and give some USC love!

  161. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    What does a power rusher do? Get to the QB faster than anyone else (except an untouched blitzer). Yet again, you fail to understand that a “deep threat” WR won’t be far enough down the field by the time Ponder is laying on his back for them to be a “deep threat.”

  162. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    What i am saying is.. claiborne is the best CB I grant that. But how much better is he over T johnson who will be there at our pick at 35?

    Compare that difference with Kalil above another OT at the top of the second?

    our first two picks need to be OT and a DB no questions. So we can grab the best CB or LT. But then you got to look at the second pick… who is going to be there to help us.

    Id rather have Kalil and T johnson. Over claiborne and a possible who at LT?

  163. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Dont need a lot of time to throw a slant and have a WR turn that slant pass into a TD

    LISTEN TO THE BEN LEBER WOBCAST … VERY INFORMATIVE … I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT FOOTBALL … AND I ALREADY THOUGHT I KNEW EVERYTHING :)

  164. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Excellent point Lance.

    Who helps us more? The drop from Kalil to the 3rd choice (most have Rieff gone by our second pick) is much worse than the drop from Claiborne to Johnson.

  165. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t understand what you’re saying, OT … We should pass on Kalil because the Rams need him more? Those are THEIR problems.

    There’s no question about Johnson. He wouldn’t be able to play LT if his life depended on it. He’s BAD!

    Loadholt just hasn’t convinced me. I’ve seen him play just as bad against the run as I have against the pass. I just haven’t seen a “wow! look at that” moment from him in the entire time he’s been here!

    Tell me HOW our line was so bad last year, when the ONLY person that was different from 2009 was the LT??? It just doesn’t seem possible to be that awful!!!

  166. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Lance … dont take it so personal … your not wrong or right … Im just preparing for Spielman to not take Kalil. I wont be mad if we get Claiborne

    LISTEN TO THE BEN LEBER WOBCAST

  167. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn thats great and all but with Harvin missing half the games.. who catches our slants?

    and between throwing slants and AP running all day… can you say predictable?

  168. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    That was our bread and bu tter last year Shawn. Short/quick pa sses and AP/Gerharts scampers.

    Our pa ssing and run game can be blown wide open with a solid line. And that doesn’t include the Turnstile Twins Loadholt and Johnson.

  169. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    aj jenkins, marvin jones, mo sanu, marvin mcnutt, etc they are looking for WR’s that can taKe it to Da house

  170. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I still want Kalil…

    But can see other things happening…

    Rams have a lot to offer in a trade…And I believe it will take a lot for Spielman to trade the number 3 pick…

    It sure would be sweet if the Rams did actually want Richardson…I think the Vikings still end up with Kalil in that trade scenario…

  171. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Lance … My first choice is Kalil and it has been since week 12ish of last season. Even if i dint know his name then.

    Im just saying Claiborne would be a very good pick

  172. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    NVF … I agree Kalil is my favorite. However I know the coaches did more studying than I have and if they decide Claiborne will be the next closest thing to Deon Sanders … That would be awesome

  173. By ouvikings on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Loadholt is and has always been a left tackle. Move him back to his spot and draft Blackmon to stretch the field. I.e. Moss and Rice, get the D out of the Box!!!!

  174. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    NVF … “Turnstile Twins Loadholt and Johnson.” … LOL good one

  175. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I agree claiborne is a good pick as well. I just dont like the gamble in the 2nd if we do.

    If we had a mediocre LT I would want claiborne in the 1st.

    We however have johnson at LT… ranked last amoung all starting LTs. I like Ponder and Webb. I want them to be healthy all year and for years. So next years draft we look at picking a playmaker to get us to the big game again.

    If we gamble on the LT position I feel we may be in the same spot next year…

  176. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I really see Kalil as being an instant recipe for O-line success for the Vikings. I think one guy with a good attitude can breathe some life into the other 5 players.

    I sure do hope you’re right, OT! :)

  177. By WAStateVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Offense can get you to the playoffs, Defense is what wins championships

  178. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Heres what Im thinking if our front office thinks …

    Claibourne = Deion Sanders

    and

    Kalil = Todd Steussie

    we draft Claiborne

    or if they think

    Claibourne = Al Harris

    and

    Kalil = Gary Zimmerman

    we draft Kalil

  179. By WAStateVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    A good example is the packers last year. They had one of the best offenses in the league and made it to the playoffs.

    The 49ers D was able to shut them down enough to win the game.

  180. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Haze…We have to take in consideration the O-line had to learn a whole new offensive play book from Musgrave along with everyone else…

    The Vikings whole offense was learning on the fly last season…After the lockout…Especially early in the season…Sure a person thinks pass blocking is pass blocking…But which way is the QB rolling out…O-lineman move or pull on screenplays…How much mental fatigue were they under from all the other running plays they had to remember during the game…This was not an offense they were familiar with from the season before…Huge adjustment for the offense line overall…Not just for the QB and receivers…

  181. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Cant get to a championship without first getting to the playoffs.

    Unless claiborne scores a TD on every turnover he gets! we just giving ponder the ball more often to run for his life again. Because last year I seen a lot of 3 and outs… At least with Kalil we may have less 3 and outs keeping our offense on the field and chance to score.

  182. By ouvikings on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Take the left tackle and see how much that helps us out; the blind leading the blind.

  183. By WAStateVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry, meant giants not 49ers

  184. By Frederick Jones on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    We need a field-stretching Guard!

  185. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I want Kalil…If I could change my pick again to Kalil…

    I agree Haze…He would make that whole O-line that much better !!!..

    Draft M Kalil !!!….

  186. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    POINTS PER GAME

    Viking Offense … 21.2

    Viking Defense … 28.1

  187. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    G DeCastro fred jones kinda guy!

  188. By WAStateVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Lance

    I don’t see LT scoring points for the team either. The help with the potential for scoring points by giving the QB or RB time to run the play. But still dependent on the WR or RB catching the ball and scoring.

    With Claiborne you get a shutdown corner, the potential for turning INT into TD’s, the potential for turning PR into TD’s, the potential for turning KR into TD’s.

    Claiborne had more potential to get you points, and therefore a bigger impact player for the team on the offensive and defensive side.

  189. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I get that OT … In which case, the fact there was basically no off-season made for an even bigger disfunction for all.

    And in the case of Loadholt, I’m willing to forgive a little more because he’s still young. Johnson maybe, but for sure Hutch and Herrerra, should have been able to adjust given their experience.

    As for Sully, he just flat out plays well!

  190. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn – I just called that number and spoke to Hausman’s telephone operator for seven and a half minutes. She kept on telling me why Hausman’s stance it right, and I kept on shooting her down.

    Hausman is pushing for a bill that will create jobs building roads, parks, hospitals etc. in places other than the TC area…AND HOW MUCH MONEY WILL THOSE PROJECTS GET AFTER THEY’RE COMPLETED?…followed by dumbfounded silence.

    Hausman has been pushing her bill for 2 years. THE VIKINGS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET THEIR STADIUM FOR A DECADE!…followed by dumbfounded silence.

    We’re in debt right now over $1 billion dollars, we can’t afford to just be spending money on stadiums…THE STADIUM IS GOING TO GENERATE A POSITIVE RETURN ON INVESTMENT, WHAT OTHER PROJECTS DOES THE STATE SPEND MONEY ON THAT GENERATES ROI?…followed by dumbfounded silence.

    …and so on. I finally got tired of drilling some sense into this phone rep, and left my name and number. Then I sent Hausman an e-mail and ripped her “Disgusting” comment to pieces. If only she knew that the most disgusting thing about all this right now is the fact that so many politicians are disgusted by something that would help the state.

  191. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Jags want Blackmon! Weeeeeeeeee

  192. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil would finally be everything McKinney was not…

    A hard nosed LT with an attitude to win…And to always try and get better at his position !!…

    Pro bowl LT’s don’t grow on trees !!!

    Draft Kalil !!!… ; )

  193. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    LT’s dont score points… your right. However they help you score points. Our wide recievers last year made plays on when ponder had time to throw. That should be a good clue that we need to give more then 3 seconds to find an open reciever and throw the ball.

    They also help run blocking… AP and gerhart will be happy to have a better line front of them opening holes… Just saying more first downs more yeards will bring us more points per game.

  194. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    and also… if you talk about turn overs. I think T johnson had a mess of INTs and Pass deflections in his career. So really picking him the 2nd round still gives us someone who makes plays and lights out.

    Now if you can pick a guy close to as good at LT as kalil in the 2nd like T johnson is to claiborne at CB then im all ears

  195. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Parody … I love it. I wish I was able to remain calm cool and collected in a debate like you because I bet you schooled her and I would love to have heard it.

    When I talked to her I was shooting her down as well but in a more aggessive mannor. I kept telling her she was using propoganda and wasnt speaking in real world.

    She tried some of those responses on me as well. I told her I was posting what she said everywhere and the woman sighed and said “thats not fair” … LOL

  196. By bigdaddydj on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    trade with the jets an get tebow and more picks lol. harvin is his old home boy.or take trent richardson and trade peterson why you can still get value for him.

  197. By WAStateVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    That is true, I am just saying Claiborne is the bigger impact on all sides of the ball. He has very good kick/punt return skills and ball hawk skills and cover skills.

    He contributes to the team more than just a LT would. I don’t think Kalil has Special Teams ability.

    Claiborne isn’t necessarily dependent all the time on someone else scoring. He can do it himself. He won’t do it all the time, but the potential is there more directly.

  198. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Parody its funny the opperator said “Ive been talking to you for 7 and 1/2 minutes and you wont let me explain”

    I said “your not speaking in facts”

  199. By Spencer on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I wont be able to chat with you guys during the Draft- sorry.

  200. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Nova – Just came up with the anagram I was looking for:

    NovaScotiaVike = Naive as Vick too.

  201. By WAStateVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    T Johnson might have good cover skills, but i haven’t seen anything saying he has excellent return skills to match that or is as fluid as Claiborne,

    if you factor that in to the decision, there is a significant drop off between Claiborne and T. Johnson

  202. By Spencer on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Who the He|| cares if Trumaine Johnson doesnt have good return skills? Hes a CORNERBACK!! And besides,Marcus Sherals is a fine return man i his own right.

  203. By iaVIKE on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t see us having Claiborne returning kicks if we do pick him, too big of an injury risk doing that for someone we’re investing a #3 in

  204. By Frederick Jones on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings need a field-stretching Center

  205. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    LoL Shawn – You should have responded to her saying “It’s plenty fair. You can go around posting everything that I just said to you too.”

  206. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    WAState, this guy T johnson available in the second rd… will score you points and turnovers as well.

    just saying people knocked him down because his division. He played in another div and he may have been the best CB this year.

    so just saying we have a chance to grab two dynamic players… if we pick kalil not just one and helpng both sides of the ball.

  207. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Also… Johnson was the KR and played a little WR as u can see in the clips. He has a ton of talent and no i dont think the drop off is large at all! claiborne is faster but johnson is still fast and more size

  208. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    But in all fairness, I wasn’t exactly calm cool and collected when I talked to her. I took myself out of my normal mantra, and talked down to her. She was making childish, uneducated arguments, so I felt that I had to talk to her like she was a stupid child. If you’re going to make a statement like Hausman did, you better be prepared (and have your representatives prepared) to receive the backlash it creates.

  209. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    You’ve convinced me Lance, I just hope you’re right. Don’t overdo it though! Some other regulars have tried that (okay just one) and changed my mind in the other direction…

  210. By WAStateVikesFan on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    If we trade back a few spots and pick up an extra 2nd rounder early and use the first rounder on Claiborne if available, then use our picks in the 2nd to grab a S (T. Johnson) who has the size for a big hitter but coverage skills for a Safety and a OL early in the 2nd. Then use 3rd on Brian Quick??

    U still get high quality starters on both sides of the ball and the secondary is significantly upgraded and an improved OL.

  211. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Now about Jerome Simpson – check out this flop:

    Replay it a few times and see how he actually jumps backward to make it look like the defensive player put a lot more force into his push.

    Quite the little actor! He’s going to be fun to watch this year…

  212. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    lol :P I can convince everyone here but the issue is…… no one here is vikings staff :( I just hope they read this… or they listen to Mayock who said the samething! lol

  213. By Spencer on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Parody!

  214. By Frederick Jones on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    @Sandiamond,

    Some of these OLs are so talented they could play other positions besides on the line. DeCastro may be one of them.

    Hey, I know it’s crazy, and it’s returning to the beginnings of the game…but there could be a return to the way the game was played in 1910.

    Everyone was an offensive lineman then. Run, run, run.

    You heard it hear first…but it probably won’t happen in our lifetimes!

  215. By Minne on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn – I sent a not so nice email to Alice “The Disgusting One” Hausman. In short I asked if she was the one who will pay the tax burden left behind and unemployment checks if the Vikings left Minnesota. Also told her she may want to reconsider her career path if the Vikings leave because she will not be working in Minnesota much longer… Still waiting on her reply… If she dares. Signed as a Middle Class Minnesotan…

  216. By Frederick Jones on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Or maybe it will go the other way and go all-p a s s!!!

  217. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    And of course he had that spectacular Touchdown too, which might make the game interesting too:

  218. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    anyways less then 4 hrs! I got to go bbq and ill be back on later before this fiasco starts lol

    and one more for good will

    Kalil and T Johnson! :P

  219. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Parody … She also tried the “those 7500 jobs are not permanent” line on me and I explained Im a construction worker and a 3 year job is a great job to us. That as a construction worker we know we are working ourselves out of a job everyday we go to work. I got the dumb founded silence for that one …

  220. By Frederick Jones on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil could be a field-stretching Tackle!!!

  221. By Spencer on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Harrison Smith > Trumaine Johnson.

    JAMARCA SANFORD DOES NOT DESERVE TO START AT SAFETY EVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!

  222. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Parody…

    You should have also mentioned to Alice (from wonderland) also…How paying unemployment checks from the state to 7,500 construction workers..Is better than having Zygi writing out personal checks to those 7,500 construction workers..And those workers paying taxes on those earnings to the state…

    Then the money that the state is investing would be in the form of a stadium they would be collecting income from…Instead of paying out to unemployed construction workers doing nothing… But wishing they were working for their pay checks instead…

    But instead of Alice putting those construction workers back to work now…And help with contributing to a solid financial resource for the future of our state…

    Alice will just make sure to be there for the construction workers another way later on…Passing a bill that hands out extensions to unemployed people in the construction business….Because of lack of activity in the construction business…Being the lack of work in there field is no fault of their own… : (

    POLITICIANS !!!!…..Do something right for a change !!!

  223. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Minne …. I love it. Politicians need to know.

  224. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    #2 wearing purple yesterday!!

  225. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    LMAO … that Jerome Simpson flop was awesome. I think Im starting to like the guy

  226. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Wobs…what you’re saying that this signing will not alter the draft in their approach…in other words Blackmon may still be the choice in the first round…what there going to do is trade down,but not too far as to lose out on one of the three the Vikes want. Kalil,Claiborne and Blackmon and i believe it is in that exact order of preferance

  227. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Does Jerome Simpson have a nickname yet? Those two clips appear to be his career highlights, making a great case for the name Jerome “Flip Flop” Simpson.

  228. By Minne on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Our so called “Peoples” government needs to listen to the people! They need to understand that the people of Minnesota need the Vikings team to remain in Minnesota. They all say “the Vikings won’t leave…” “There is always next year…” Blah, Blah, Blah.. I say what is keeping them here? Bet your ass their rich history here will not, nor will telling them next year is the year because they have heard that for the last 10. If the Vikings leave, not only do we lose a major part of our history, but our economy tanks.. Mark my words, if the Vikings leave, bars and hotels will start letting employees go and will eventually fold. There is no way to replace the money and tax dollars that Vikings generate for our government and local businesses alike. The immediate cost will certainly be place a short-term burden on our state, but losing the team all together will place a burden on this state that will only be lifted by paying even more money for an expansion team. Everyone who is anyone needs to call any and all state reps opposed to the Stadium Bill, and make them listen.

  229. By Minne on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Our so called “Peoples” government needs to listen to the people! They need to understand that the people of Minnesota need the Vikings team to remain in Minnesota. They all say “the Vikings won’t leave…” “There is always next year…” Blah, Blah, Blah.. I say what is keeping them here? Bet your ass their rich history here will not, nor will telling them next year is the year because they have heard that for the last 10. If the Vikings leave, not only do we lose a major part of our history, but our economy tanks.. Mark my words, if the Vikings leave, bars and hotels will start letting employees go and will eventually fold. There is no way to replace the money and tax dollars that Vikings generate for our government and local businesses alike. The immediate cost will certainly be place a short-term burden on our state, but losing the team all together will place a burden on this state that will only be lifted by paying even more money for an expansion team. Everyone who is anyone needs to call any and all state reps opposed to the Stadium Bill, and make them listen. Let them know that do not, and will not tolerate the loss of our beloved and needed Minnesota Vikings. Government is meant to be for the people, by the people… Make them understand that!

  230. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    You could be right tDurf. But I hope that if we go WR in the first round, it’s Floyd. He has more of the traits of the protypical deep threat that we need than Blackmon does. Plus, it’d be nice to get another hometown hero to root for, just like Joe Mauer.

    I was disappointed when I heard that Fitz signed an extension with Arizona, cause it seemed like he really wanted to come play for the Vikings. He was a ball boy with the team back in the Carter/Moss era.

  231. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    3 hrs to go and counting !!!!…

    Go Spielman…

    Go Vikings !!!!…

  232. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s a cool scenario i just thought up…Trade with the Bucs, down to five and receive the bucs 2nd and 4th this year…trade again with the Bills for they want Kalil in a bad way…from the Bills we would get there 2nd and 3rd round picks this year and a second next year…Then the Vikings at # 10 pick…Mark Barron SS “Bama. Take the mutiple picks in the second round and try and trade up into the first to fill another need whomever it may be.

  233. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Later all…Time to listen to some rumors..

    See if I can pick up any “slip of the lip” stuff from some team heading into the draft… ; )

    Just hope none of those slips come from the Vikings war room….

  234. By Troutdaddy on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    We are down to a few hours my friends. I can’t wait. Momentum is building on the stadium too. So, here is my take- I see a very good finish to a very tough week. I foresee amazing picks for us in our first 4 -5 picks and I can feel a stadium deal getting done. I am sending the Vikings and all of you Minnesotans every positive vibe I can right now. I have all of my friends and family members there in Minnesota calling legislature folks and demanding they get this stadium deal approved! Being from Utah, I am at least trying to lend a hand where I can….Those of you who will be at the draft party there, please drink a Dr. Pepper for me and cheer loud. I wish I could join you all. I bleed purple…. Nuf said….

  235. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Floyd and Blackmon are on the same level…but i like the hometown edge.

  236. By TOMMYK#9 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    RD1 – Kalil
    RD2 and RD3 – H. Smith, A. Jeffrey, T. Johnson or Taylor.
    I’ll take any 2 of those 4.
    RD4 – Compton.

    If this would happen, I’d be pretty happy no matter what came along in the later rounds.

  237. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Parody- Would you trade the third pick for Fitz and Arizona’s second this year?

  238. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    tdurf – Yes, definitely. We can group the 2nd round picks (or a 2nd and a 3rd) to get back into the first and get a LT. We’d have one scary offense after that. In line to give the ’98 Vikings a run for their money.

    Fitz+Harvin+Simpson+Peterson+Gerhart+Rudolph+Carlson? That would be too good to be true.

  239. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    @ TOMMYK#9 Compton is being looked at by the Vikes…he should be there with the 138th pick…fifth round.

  240. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe the Cardinals want Tannenhill so bad that they…???

  241. By Minne on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Tdurf – that would be awesome for our offense!! They would be lights out. I don’t see the Cardinals parting ways with Fitz though, plus we are depending on our later round picks to attempt to fill the numerous holes we have (mainly on defense).

  242. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    No way the Cards want him that bad. The Dolphins are the most realistic team to take him first, so the Cards should just wait until Jacksonville’s pick comes up and trade with them. They could get him for a first and second round pick, rather than giving away the best WR in the league.

  243. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    The rain stopped here in Cali…it should hit my beautiful home state of Minnesota by Saturday evening…Go Vikings and my UMD Bulldogs!!!

  244. By Minne on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I still can’t believe that anyone wants Tannenhil that bad, even Miami. The Dolphins have so much trouble elsewhere that only an elite quarterback could help the team prosper. I think the Dolphins need to pick up a solid receiver first and foremost. Without weapons, Tannenhil is the next David Carr.

  245. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    i know guys…one can dream…but still the Cards are not in love with their QB situation

  246. By Minne on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    No doubt that would be an awesome trade for us, and I think any Minnesota fan would welcome the idea of Fitz wearing purple. You have me dreaming with you, that would be awesome!! I see the Cards waiting until next year to try and improve upon their QB sitch.

  247. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    The draft brings out some craziness for QB’s for some reason …Gone are the days that you can get a Tom Brady in the later rounds…please don’t say to me cause this is a quaterback driven league,i all ready have heard that somewhere.

  248. By josh k on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    CLAIBORNE BABY LETS GOO, any OL/WR 2nd round. 2 OL before 4th is over

  249. By josh k on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    btw vikings fans a good defense will allow us to run more. that makes it easier on ponder

  250. By Minne on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t so much that it is a quarterback driven league as it is that people look at guys like brady and rogers and think they can take anyone with a glimpse of talent and mold them into the perfect passer in due time. However, I feel this practice fails more than it suceeds, but teams keep doing in hopes that one day it will work out.

  251. By Minne on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I like Claiborne as well, but how does a good defense allow us to run more??

  252. By josh k on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    good D allows us to not play from behind all the time forcing us to throw.

  253. By Minne on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Very true, we just have make sure we can get them points on the board too. I realize we averaged something like 21 points a game last year, but with out offense improvement (starting with our line), that will not be the case this years. Our division rivals are looking to improve their defenses and will be a lot tougher on that side of the ball.

  254. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Take no chances, Draft Claiborne 1st round. Tj cb/s too much risk to miss out on A ShutDown Corner

  255. By chris_b on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I say we take strausberg and give him to the twins we might as well draft someone that will stay in minn

  256. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Best ever Vikes 1998 offense and the best defense 1972…the year Alan Page won the MVP award…MVP award won by only two defensive players in history… Page and L.T.

  257. By josh k on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    we put up tons of points, had the most sacks just need some pass D. agree on a WR 2nd round though we need a #1

  258. By Minne on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I would be completely happy if we got Claiborne and would most definitely help our D. I just think Kalil would help our offense/Ponders progression more than Claiborne would help our D. This of course is accounting for the fact that I believe there are solid CB’s avail in round two and later.

  259. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I would be Happy with Kalil,Claiborne,Floyd or Barron in the first.

  260. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    in that exact order of preferance..

  261. By iaVIKE on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Agreed Tdurf……..hopefully they come with one or two more picks after a trade down to #5 or #6

  262. By josh k on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    a good D also makes ponders job easier decision and pressure wise it slows everything down and he doesnt have to score as much.

  263. By KoN on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I was once OK with us taking Claiborne. However, I realized that our defensive scheme would waste a shutdown corner, we signed two CBs in FA that have started and played well for two of the best defensive teams in the NFL (the Bears and Ravens), and we can find CBs who will start day 1 later in the draft; we will not find a day 1 starter at LT after Kalil.

  264. By Frederick Jones on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I listened to the interview of Chuck Foreman on KFAN. It was like I was standing next to Foreman handing him notes on what to say!!!

    “The offensive line was………uh….not good.”
    “The front four is one of the best.”
    “We need a CB. We need a Safety.”

    Chuck Foreman, if you missed him, had better moves and was more exciting than Adrian Peterson. (Pete is stronger and faster)

    It ain’t bragging if it’s true!!!

  265. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    It ain’t true if it’s an opinion.

  266. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Top-10 plays of 2011. Take a wild guess what play earns the #1:

  267. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    This one might have made the list if he didn’t get caught at the end:

  268. By josh k on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    spieleman

  269. By josh k on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    an LT cant carry a team they just help the ones who do. we definitely need acceptable linemen which we dont have but at WR/CB you need stars, playmakers.

  270. By Minne on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil, Claiborne, or trade down and I am happy. We have extreme needs on both sides of the ball.

  271. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Barron is hot! keeps moving up. not looking good to get harrison smith either

  272. By hognuts on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred Jones,

    Chuck Foreman was my dad’s favorite player!

  273. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    OT’s Martin,Glenn,Massie,Reiff,Adams,and Osemele and throw in guards DeCastro,Zeitler,Silatolu and Brooks,plus Konz the center who can play guard…All of these O-lineman above are listed on many draft boards as starters at the next level…Kalil will not be the only offensive lineman chosen in this draft to make it at the next level…

  274. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Chuck Foreman, one of the greatest running backs to play in the purple and gold,he knows a bad offensive line when he see’s one…that’s because he ran behind one of the best ever with Tinglehoff,White and Yary…and i believe Steve Riley played LT and Charles Goodrum at LG…Those were the dayz

  275. By Spencer on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    We’re trading the pick!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  276. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    HAHAHAH WE GOT ANOTHER 3RD ROUNDER TO DROP 1 SPOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  277. By iaVIKE on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Nice!!!!

  278. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    VIKINGS HAVE 11 PICKS NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  279. By Spencer on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    We’re deff getting my boy Trumaine Johnson now.

    Hopefully Brian Quick as well.

  280. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Parody … Jarome Simpson nickname suggestion …

    Jarome “Fosbury” Simpson

    Taken from the high-jumping technique “Flosbury Flop” :D

  281. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    1500 ESPN‏@1500ESPNReply

    · Open

    Vikings trade No. 3 pick to Cleveland for multiple draft picks

  282. By Saddy on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Great deal from Vikings.

  283. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    *** Fosbury!

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

    What did the Vikings get for the #3 Pick?

  285. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    No wer’e not! that picking is making sickyyyyyyy… another tyrell johnson

  286. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Or, we could shorten it to “Fos”

  287. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    YES!!!

    Kalil @ #4 OVERALL!!!

  288. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    ESPN is making it sound like a trade with the Browns is very likely

  289. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    holy cow , we now have 13 picks

  290. By hognuts on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I posted Schefter’s twitter post on the wrong blog about 2 minutes ago!

  291. By Irish Vike on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    WE GOTTTA GIVE RICK A HUGE ROUND OF APPLAUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  292. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    TRADE WITH THE BROWNS !!!!….YES !!!!!

  293. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Wait…did they make the trade? I’m “in class” right now, so having trouble paying attention to everything

  294. By Spencer on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Parody it already happened mi amigo.

  295. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    trade with cleveland

  296. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    UPDATE

    ITS NOT A 3RD

    WE GOT A 4TH 5TH AND 7TH

    WE HAVE 13 PICKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  297. By Saddy on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    4th , 5th and 7th Browns pick for Vikings to move up one spot, Spielman is a genius…

    Way to go that’s a boat load of picks

  298. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Not made public yet what other picks we get

  299. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    4th 6th 7th

  300. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    well, guess I can’t complain about the trade. We added picks and didn’t lose anything, but I was hoping for a 3rd or 2nd out of it.

  301. By Spencer on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Nevermind….that trade bl0ws!

  302. By Saddy on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn our messages crossed, I am stoked…..Baroooooo

  303. By iaVIKE on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    The question is…..will he trade down again???

  304. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe Spielman can package some picks together to get another 2nd or 1st round pick…

  305. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    RESPECT, RICK SPIELMAN!!!

  306. By hognuts on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Nice work Spielman, would not be surprised if he trades again.

  307. By Calim on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Are we even sure that Spielman got the Brown’s 4th pick in the trade ? If so, those are basically free picks. Otherwise, they’re dearly payed…

  308. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    oh boy! all the more reason to take KALIL now with the 4th pick

  309. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer LOL … seriously ? Browns Gave us 3 picks for no reason. Thats awesome.

  310. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    No Calim – Spielman traded away the #3 pick for Cleveland’s 4th, 6th and 7th rounders only…

  311. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    If he trades again, it will be to get back up to the 2nd or 1st rounds. We now have 4 4th round picks

  312. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    And the #4 overall, Parody

  313. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Wait – those trade numbers don’t make sense – my record says that we already had Cleveland’s 6th round pick from some earlier trade…(Randy Moss?)…are you sure that’s what Cleveland gave up?

  314. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    weeeeeeeeeeeee more players like dajohn harris, kelemete, juron criner,antiono allen,tom compton, dale moss, josh norman, etc

  315. By josh k on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    now we trade back to 5 or take Claiborne. if its a 4th rounder thats kinda weak but o well maybe the bucs will give up the same and we can move up.

  316. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    “The Minnesota Vikings have traded the No. 3 overall pick to the Cleveland Browns for the No. 4 overall pick and three additional selections in the 2012 NFL Draft, according to Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer.

    The Browns gave up their fourth-, fifth- and seventh-round picks (Nos. 118, 139, 211) this year”

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d828a185e/article/browns-acquire-no-3-pick-from-vikings-for-three-selections?module=HP11_breaking_news

  317. By Calim on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Well, the Browns do have another 1st round pick and could have traded that one for the 3rd overall in addition to the other three. But it has been confirmed that the trade was for the 4th, so I’m good with that.
    And why would Moss have anything to do with a Brown pick ?

  318. By hognuts on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

  319. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Okay, 4 5 and 7…I knew I had to have mixed something up

  320. By Shawn on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    its official

    Vikings get picks

    4
    118
    139
    211

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

    wooohh hoooo I called that Browns trade up. yeah buddy
    you heard it here weeks ago. lol

  322. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I gotta hand it to Rick “Poker Face” Spielman … That was a GREAT trade!!!

  323. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like Cleveland got the better end of that deal – trade value says that they should have given us their 3rd round pick instead of the 4th.

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

    If they are taking Tannehill I think that it’s pretty even there Parody.

  325. By Spencer on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I wanted a 2nd or 3rd dammit!

  326. By Kvam on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    I think that was a good deal for both parts. Reports say Spielman is trying to engineer another trade. Just get Kalil at 4!

  327. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    only an extra 4th? jeez

  328. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    3 picks in 7th spells= B-U-R-F-I-C-T

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

    that’s probably the best deal we could get from the Browns they wanted to protect their position and get their guy. I think it’s a good deal all around

  330. By hognuts on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

  331. By Spencer on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    M.Jenkins………….M.Kalil.C.Johnson.Sully.Schwartz.Loadholt…………..J.Simpson
    ……………..Percy………………………………………………………………K.Rudolph…………
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    ………………………………………..AP…..Ponder…………………………………………………

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

    come on Rick pick Kalil 13 picks is enough

  333. By Calim on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Do we know who the Browns are targetting ?

  334. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    well that gives us 4 4ths…. maybe we can trade up to a 3rd ?

  335. By Spencer on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Mark Baron rising= Harrison Smith rising as-well!

  336. By Kvam on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Now make a similar trade with the bucs so they can get Claiborne

  337. By Parody on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Yea 13 picks is enough, but isn’t 13 picks in the first four rounds better?

  338. By Calim on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    By the way, a blog about that trade just opened.

  339. By Spencer on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Gahh Dam Mark Baron looks like hes gonna be a stud!!!

    Hes covered in SWAG

  340. By Lance on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    T jonson 2nd rd Spencer! its not all for loss :P

  341. By hognuts on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

  342. By PurplHaze on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Richardson is the Browns target

  343. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Mark Barron a beast spencer! everybody wants him

  344. By sandiamond on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Carl pick contest closed

  345. By hognuts on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

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

    Rick Pick Kalil

  347. By Calim on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Do we know what that Jags trade is ? I wouldn’t want the Vikings to drop out of Kalil/Clairborne’s range unless they get a lot out of it.

  348. By josh k on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    If we trade with the jags we better get a 2nd and 4th and I would want Barron or Floyd at that spot. Barron is a beast

  349. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer..You were hoping for at least a 3rd round pick…Well congrats…

    Because Spielman just got more value than a 3rd round pick…By getting the 4th,5th, and 7th rounders from the Browns…

  350. By hognuts on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Calim, only know that they want Blackmon.

  351. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    If Rick can set up a few more deals with time to think…

    THIS COULD END UP HUGE FOR THE VIKINGS !!!…

    It might not take so long to rebuild the team after all… ; )

  352. By hognuts on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Hopefully Rick can muster up a deal to swap stadiums with a team.

  353. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    hognuts…

    GOOD ONE !!!

  354. By josh k on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    lol hognuts. maybe tampa for swapping picks

  355. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    If Spielman drops anymore now…The great part is the draft selections for compensation from the other teams will get much higher in the draft !!!…Second and third round pick areas…Or so I would think..

    GO GET THEM RICK !!!…

  356. By hognuts on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Bills also had interest in moving up from #10.

  357. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    kalil at 4 and extra picks im very happy

  358. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    i had blogged a month ago and then some… that we would trade down,and still get Kalil…your welcome

  359. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    fletcher cox to the rams possibly?

  360. By Alex on Apr 26, 2012 | Reply

    Go and get Nick Collins for safety he still has a lot of game left in him so go get him

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