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9 Players Who Stood Out On First Day Of Rookie Minicamp

Posted by Mike Wobschall on May 4, 2012 – 4:37 pm

There isn’t much need for an introduction here. The title sums up what you’re about to read. After two practices of rookie minicamp at Winter Park, here are 9 (actually, 10) players who’ve stood out…

DT Chase Baker (rookie free agent – Boise State): A feisty interior defensive lineman, Baker may be undersized but I also like his motor and effort.

QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson (pre-draft signee – Sacramento State): One of three QBs in camp, there is no doubt he has the best – and an NFL-caliber – arm.

S Robert Blanton (5th round – Notre Dame): Practiced with energy, good size, instincts seem solid. I will also say his running mate – 1st-round pick Harrison Smith – also impressed on the first day.

RB Derrick Coleman (rookie free agent – UCLA): Runs hard and violent it appears (practices are no contact) and I saw him make a terrific shoe-string catch in the morning.

LB Soloman Elimimian (pre-draft signee – Hawaii): Size and length might work against him, but the guy plays like an animal and I can’t wait to see him practice in pads.

TE Rhett Ellison (4th round – USC):  Sold to me as a bruising, blocking type, but I think he’s a fluid route runner and pass catcher who also knows how to mix it up in the trenches.

WR Kamar Jorden (rookie free agent – Bowling Green): Made two impressive catches Friday, with one coming on a vertical route down the right sideline and the other on a crossing route where he achieved a great release off the line and ran away from his defender.

B Josh Robinson (3rd round – Central Florida): Speed is as impressive as advertised and it looks like he can cover.

CB Nick Taylor (pre-draft signee – Florida International): For a basketball player, he looked good in the morning practice. Actually, he looked good in the morning practice, period. Might have some cover skills.


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96 Responses to “9 Players Who Stood Out On First Day Of Rookie Minicamp”

  1. By hognuts on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    First!

  2. By Spencer on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Competition for the Nickle CB job is crazy- I honestly see Chris Carr beating out Antoine Winfield before the season even starts.

  3. By prince on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    what about greg childs?

  4. By Shawn on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Calm down … they havent put pads on yet. this weekend is purely an athleticism contest. O look the athletes stood out …

    Although I appreciate the updates … Thanx Mike Wobs

  5. By Shawn on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    PG .. Nick Taylor looked good vs ??? Percy ? no … Michael Jenkins ? no … Aromashadu ? not even …

    It will be different when the savy vets start knocking these youngsters around.

  6. By shawna on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Great to hear about the 3b,the bruiser, the basher the beast Derrick Coleman keep up the good work rookie can’t wait to see you in the purple & gold GO VIKINGS!!!!!!

  7. By bob jondal on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Thx for the post; we that bleed purple appreciate the rarity of available info this time of yr…especially encouraging, uplifting info.. prevailing opinions Ive encountered are very positive about recent draft….OL and DB areas seem so much stronger..receiver concerns still, and praying Childs is healthy…and of course SOOOO much depends on the recovery of the leagues finest RB….all day Adrian Peterson

  8. By Jessie on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    I really hope Kamar Jorden does well. He was decent at BGSU and has decent size, though he could stand to put on a little weight I think. I bleed PURPLE AND GOLD!

  9. By DRS on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings Stadium Update: Gov. Mark Dayton Vetoes Tax Plan, Possibly Dooming Stadium Vote

    May 04 10:53a by Chris White

    Read More: Minnesota Vikings

    A huge vote for another plan to get the Minnesota Vikings a new stadium is taking place on Monday, but Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton might have dealt it a blow when he struck down a GOP-crafted tax plan on Friday.

    As reported by the Star Tribune, the bill was sent to Dayton on Thursday and had tax breaks for businesses but potential use of ‘rainy day’ money from the state, and Dayton struck it down quickly. Unfortunately for the Vikings, that probably won’t sit well with the legislators who essentially told Dayton that the Stadium bill would be looked at a lot more favorably only if their tax bill passed:

    http://minnesota.sbnation.com/minnesota-vikings/2012/5/4/2998969/vikings-stadium-update-mark-dayton-vetoes-tax-plan/in/2263747

  10. By DRS on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    THIS IS MAKING ME VETY NERVOUS!

  11. By DRS on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like it is going to be the LA Vikings in 2013, so sad, have to go.

  12. By sandiamond on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier said he wanted another running back for 1st downs. good luck to Coleman

  13. By michael on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Kamar Jorden is a guy I’m keeping a close eye on. He looks legit, the youtube video on this guy is awesome. I cant believe went un-drafted..

  14. By WTF on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Which position is B? Does that mean he plays every -back position on the field? CB, DB, OLB, MLB, RB, HB, FB and QB? Sounds like we got some great value for a 3rd rounder…and here all I thought we brought him in for was CB…

  15. By Parody on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Okay….so something about my username is being blocked all of a sudden. Switched back to primary username without the “website” ….we’ll see if it accepts that…

  16. By Parody on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Website back in…should be blocked again…

  17. By Parody on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Okay, now I’m confused out of my mind. Why was I blocked until I switched names for a post? This drove me mad!

  18. By mad1 on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    we need to meet were the vote is monday and show them how much this means to the fans all of us online in far states… now the time nomore waiting call send emails get a hold of these state legislators..We need to let them know this team is more to us than they do… And we will make them pay for this if it don’t go our way……

  19. By Conjon on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    We should make Winfield convert to a safety

  20. By DeerTracks on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    @DRS This is making EVERYBODY Nervous! If the GOP votes it down, we could see a vilolent reaction from some very angry fans.. I fear for those GOP idiots’ lives!

    All I can say is if the Vikings leave, then the GOP can go with them!

    However, let us not be too hasty, wait for Monday! Chew your Fingernails all the way down, if that will help!

  21. By mad1 on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    we need to meet were the vote is monday and show them how much this means to the fans all of us online in far states… now the time nomore waiting call send emails get a hold of these state legislators..We need to let them know this team is more to us than they do… And we will make them pay for this if it don’t go our way…… com on u guys want a team or not sart spreading this on face book, yahoo blogs, e mails,text or phone calls…..

  22. By mad1 on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    forget that we need to make a statment DRS we are not to lie and wait but to attack like true vikings and show them who puts them in their spots the VOTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. By mad1 on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    If the state wants to loose tours money from out of state fans and jersey sales so be it i will follow on to LA or were ever they go…..your loss if u dont fight with them to get this deal done…………..

  24. By bauln on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    firstt

  25. By Frederick Jones on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    A short bio of your great Vikings Head Coach:

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

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

    History has shown that if you can do it at a lower level, more often than not you can do it on a much higher level as well.

  26. By Frederick Jones on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Holmgren lost like his first 26 straight games as a high school JUNIOR VARSITY coach!

    He went on to win a SB for the Packers, and had the Seahawks in another SB.

    He was truly a great coach, yet look how he started!!!

    Support Leslie Frazier.

    Vikings 8-8, 12-4, Super Bowl Champions by 2015 or so

  27. By Frederick Jones on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Regardless of how you feel about Leslie Frazier as coach of the MN Vikings you want to get behind him, because if you don’t here is what might happen to your football team:

  28. By NovaScotiaVike on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry to keep everyone “hanging:, I’ve been very busy…….When we last left off, the Minnesota politicians in a cattle boat had been torpedoed in shark-infested waters during a hurricane off the coast of Somalia, where the pirates are all s3x-starved……… (Somali Pirate )…..”Minnesota politician speak English”?……( MN politician)….”.YES ! YES !!!…..just help me with these burns and shark bites” !!!!!…..(Somali Pirate)…..” Bend over”……. and now, back to our story……..

  29. By NovaScotiaVike on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    2 days later)….(Somali Pirate Captain on the radio to U.S. destroyer nearby….” We tire of s3x with these worthless MN politicians ! You have one hour to drop $3,000,000 in a water-tight container or we will behead this s(um with our Somali Pirate Cutl@sses and throw them into the sea” !!!! ( U.S. Navy destroyer Captain)….” Don’t do anything rash ! Give us one hour” !!!!……..The tension in the air is so thick you can cut it with a Somali Pirate Cutl@ss……..

  30. By NovaScotiaVike on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    55 minutes later a U.S. Navy Hercules cargo plane drops a container near the Pirate ship…..Furiously the Pirates haul it on board as the relieved politicians give thanks. Upon opening it, the Pirates discover 2 dozen knife-sharpeners and 24 small pamphlets entitled ” Feeding tips for your pet Hammerhead”.

  31. By NovaScotiaVike on May 4, 2012 | Reply

    What will become of our intrepid group of MN politicians ??Will Zellers be spared because he is the Pirate Captain’s “Favorite”???? Will their jugulars meet the cold steel of Somali Pirate Cutl@sses???? Or will they be thrown into the sea to await “The Jaws of Death”?????? Or does anybody ” Give a Sh1T”???????…..stay tuned….

  32. By NovaScotiaVike on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    >>>>>BREAKING NEWS<<<<<<<< (Somalia)(AP)……….All 24 of the Somali Pirates who tortured and killed MN politicians during a recent stand-off with U.S. authorities have been brought to trial and sentenced. They were found guilty of dumping toxic waste (politicians) into a protected environment and also of causing several sea creatures heartburn (both misdemeanors). They were fined 658,000,000 Somali shillings (35 cents U.S.) and released. They will be appearing on Letterman next week, following the ticker-tape parade through Minneapolis-St. Paul.

  33. By NovaScotiaVike on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Finally, in a heart-rending story, 612 friends, spouses and family members of the deceased MN politicians were brought by ferry to the exact spot where their loved ones were killed. Following a 24-gun salute by a nearby U.S. Battleship, they were then blown into next week by 22 cruise missiles, each carrying the name of a Viking starter.

  34. By Matthias on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Would be nice if Derrick Coleman could make the team after losing his ability to hear. Here is an article for you:

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/story/permalink/32304

  35. By Woodboat on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Politics…
    I’d bash the GOP for trying to use the stadium bill to push their own agenda of giving all the workers money to the wealthy…. but…. well, on second thought, I guess I will bash them. You A HOLES KNOW the people that elected you want the Vikings in state, and that it’s going take a new stadium to keep them there. Quit playing fricken politics and just get the deal done. No riders, no ultimatums, just do it.
    I haven’t read the actual bill, but I imagine the Dems have some cr@p in there non-stadium related as well. If so, get it out of there and build the d@mned stadium already!

  36. By NovaScotiaVike on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    When you think about it, “The Somali Pirate Cutl@sses” would be a pretty good name for a rock band.

  37. By Woodboat on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    @ Fred Jones…

    History says otherwise. There is a LONG list of successful college coaches that have BOMBED in the NFL. Using Mike Holmgren as an example to bolster your statement is like using Tom Brady as an example for an argument that all 6th round draft picks are destined to be hall of famers.

  38. By Woodboat on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    You may be right, Nova.

    “One night only rock-a-polooza! Featuring The Somali Pirate Cut@ssses with special guests, Shark Bait!!!”

  39. By NovaScotiaVike on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    HAHAHAHAHAHH!!!! Woodboat !!

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  41. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Veto lengthens odds on Vikings stadium

    Article by: JIM RAGSDALE , Star Tribune Updated: May 5, 2012 – 1:26 AM

    GOP legislators express dismay with Mark Dayton’s axing of their tax cut bill.

    Gov. Mark Dayton’s veto of a high-priority GOP tax bill Friday drew an angry response from legislative leaders and concerns that the ill will could persist through Monday’s climactic vote on a Vikings stadium.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/150251485.html

  42. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Bob Sansevere: On the Vikings’ stadium vote and politics

    By Bob Sansevere

    Posted: 05/05/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT

    May 5, 2012 5:43 AM GMTUpdated: 05/05/2012 12:43:19 AM CDT

    The Minnesota Legislature plans a Vikings stadium vote for Monday, May 7.

    I think: Too bad some legislators want to use their stadium vote as a bargaining chip to get what they want in other bills. Nobody loves the idea of subsidizing wealthy team owners, but these politicians need to realize that if the stadium is voted down, the Vikings could be gone. They also need to realize that the party – Republican or DFL – deemed by Vikings fans to have shot down the vote will suffer in upcoming elections.

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20550044/bob-sansevere-vikings-stadium-vote-and-politics?source=rss

  43. By DeerTracks on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    If the GOP is fool enough to go againt the Minnesota stadium bill,

    Then I will be listioning for the first “BANG”! coming from the Twin Cities………….

  44. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium: Angry Republicans imply Dayton tax veto could threaten stadium

    By Doug Belden

    Posted: 05/04/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT

    May 5, 2012 5:41 AM GMTUpdated: 05/05/2012 12:41:53 AM CDT

    Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the GOP tax bill – then braced for the backlash.

    The Democratic-Farmer-Labor governor’s quick veto angered legislative Republicans and threatened to jeopardize the support he needs to pass a Vikings stadium plan Monday.

    “The governor, I believe, just burned what may have been the last bridge to working cooperatively with legislators at the Capitol,” Sen. Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen, said at a news conference with other GOP leaders Friday,
    May 4.

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20549063/vikings-stadium-dayton-says-tax-bill-veto-shouldnt?source=rss

  45. By DeerTracks on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred, Support Frazier? NO! Not after he pulled the dirty trick on Joe Webb!

    Who, by the way, should be the Vikings’ starting QB!!!

  46. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium: ‘Monday is game day,’ bill supporters make final push
    By Doug Belden
    Posted: 05/04/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT
    May 5, 2012 6:7 AM GMTUpdated: 05/05/2012 01:07:22 AM CDT

    Monday is game day for the Minnesota Vikings’ effort to get a new stadium, and supporters are geared up for the final drive.

    The Minnesota House will vote Monday, May 7, on a bill to help fund a new $975 million stadium. Whether the votes are there to pass it remains to be seen.

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20551526/vikings-stadium-supporters-prepare-final-push?source=rss

  47. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Continued,

    Opposition is expected to be stiff from foes of the use of public money on a stadium, opponents of expanded gambling and those who think the bill as constructed won’t work.

    “We’re going to be working all day, all night, all day Saturday, all day Sunday and all day Monday,” said Ted Mondale, who chairs the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission and is Gov. Mark Dayton’s point man on stadium issues.

    “We’ve got our work to do. Monday is game day. We’re going to be ready. And we’re going to play aggressively, and we’re going to get this vote. And we’re going to pass it onto the Senate, and we’re going to get this deal done.”

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20551526/vikings-stadium-supporters-prepare-final-push?source=rss

  48. By Bigfan1 on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    There’s too much politics with this whole thing, you’d think Minnesota was taking a life threatening vote or something, it’s only a new stadium pass the dang thing. It has been mind numbing to follow this spectacle.

  49. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Continued

    A rally in support of the bill was planned for 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Mall of America in Bloomington. Joining Dayton will be Vikings defensive end Jared Allen; Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak; Senate bill sponsor Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont; House stadium supporter Terry Morrow, DFL-St. Peter; and Vikings vice president Lester Bagley.

    “We are also doing a very blatant call to people who care about this to let their voice be heard,” Rybak said. “We need the public to continue to weigh in.”

    And the Vikings will be active, too.

    “We got a little work to do, and

    we’re doing it today, through the weekend and Monday to get over the top,” Bagley said.

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20551526/vikings-stadium-supporters-prepare-final-push?source=rss

  50. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Continued,

    Mondale, Rybak, Bagley and other stadium supporters made another pitch for the bill Friday at a Capitol news conference.

    The team hopes to move into a new 65,000-seat stadium built near the Metrodome site in Minneapolis by the 2016 season.

    Construction would be financed with $150 million from Minneapolis taxes, $427 million from the Vikings and $398 million from the state.

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20551526/vikings-stadium-supporters-prepare-final-push?source=rss

  51. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Continued,

    Some question whether the plan to use revenues from taxing new electronic forms of pull-tabs and bingo would be sufficient to pay the state’s stadium share, but Mondale said, “we know that the revenues coming in are solid.”

    Others, including House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, object to cost overruns being assigned to the public.

    But Mondale said contractors have said they would do a “fixed bid,” meaning they would agree to come in at the set price.

    Asked whether the Vikings would consider contributing more money to ensure the bill’s passage, Bagley said the team believes the $427 million up-front payment and $13 million per year in operating costs is significant.

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20551526/vikings-stadium-supporters-prepare-final-push?source=rss

  52. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Continued,

    “But we’ll see where the final negotiation goes,” he said.

    Bagley said the

    Members of the building and trades unions joined Vikings fans outside the House chambers to rally for a new Vikings stadium at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Thursday, May 3, 2012. (Pioneer Press: Chris Polydoroff) team opposes a plan that has been floated to pay for the stadium with user fees.
    “That proposal would shift the state’s share of the cost onto the team and our fans,” he said.

    Meanwhile, another stadium financing plan entered the conversation Friday. Sen. Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, proposed using income tax revenues from visiting team players, sales tax revenues from increased ticket prices and a user fee on game- and stadium-related items.

    Rybak said the bill the House will take up Monday is not perfect. But, he said, “this is one of the best examples in many years of a bipartisan group solving a big, tough issue.”

    It’s time to act, he said.

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20551526/vikings-stadium-supporters-prepare-final-push?source=rss

  53. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Continued,

    “If we don’t solve this now, we’re going to be back here next year, and I don’t think anybody wants do this. We need to get on to other issues,” Rybak said.

    Rosen, who’s been carrying the stadium bill in the Senate, said she expects it will p-a-s-s.

    “I honestly have never thought about it failing,” she said.

    If the bill p-a-s-s-e-s the House and Senate, it’s expected to head to a conference committee. There, differences between the two versions would be worked out before it’s resubmitted for a final vote in both chambers and then sent to the governor to sign.

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20551526/vikings-stadium-supporters-prepare-final-push?source=rss

  54. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Mr. Rybak there is no next year; cannot you politicians understand this?

  55. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Remember the DFL & REPUBLICANS members who vote no and oust them this coming election, remember the REPUBLICANS & DFL members who vote yes and retain them. Keep the good and reject the bad, do not throughout the baby with the bath water. Have a great day.

  56. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Jared Allen to make Mall of America cameo for Vikings’ stadium push

    Posted by: Dan Wiederer under Vikings, Jared Allen Updated: May 4, 2012 – 5:46 PM

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/150239755.html

  57. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Shows your support for the Vikings, show up at the Mall of America and while there give remembrance to the old Met-Stadium.

  58. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Have a wonderful day

  59. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    the good old days,

    http://football.ballparks.com/NFL/MinnesotaVikings/oldfront.jpg

  60. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    The good old day, only if we could return to them,

  61. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

  62. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

  63. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Will the Vikings fans be seeing the same thing that we North stars saw then and will we be singing the same song in that last posting of mine? I hope and pray not again.

  64. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

  65. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Show me the cold! Win Baby Win.

  66. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    4 SB’s in the old Met, 0 SB’s in the Dome, Show me the cold, Win baby win. Minnesota never learns.

  67. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

  68. By Carl K on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    ****Attention Mike Wobschall***

    Did I read you right?
    McLeod has the best arm on our roster?
    Not much info on him out on the web…. can you tell us more about this kid? What is his story and what does this opportunity mean to him? Will he get a shot to play in a preseason game or is he just a camp arm? Why did he leave UCLA?

    Thanks Wobby!

  69. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Bye for now, have fun.

  70. By Parody on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    No Carl K – what Wobs wrote is that he has the best arm among the rookies who were throwing at the Rookie Minicamp.

    BTW – can we rename this to Rookie Minnie Camp? Sounds the same, but it looks so much better!

  71. By Carl K on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks Parody, your right, rookie camp… My bad
    I still think he would make a great story if he has a shot to take some snaps in a preseason game.

  72. By Twoods on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Going to be a great superbowl in New Orleans this year, Vikes vs patriots, vikings win 34-28

  73. By YourSourceForSports on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Good Draft summary? You tell me

  74. By frank on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    how did the TE from univ. of minnesota look Tiree Eure

  75. By Titus on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    DRS– I rarely click on all the YouTubes on here– but thank you for the one above on the old Met— outside is where football belongs!

  76. By Frederick Jones on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    @Woodboat,

    To pull that one out of your hat shows a lot of disrespect. Did I hurt your feelings somewhere?

    I stated “more often than not” coaches who have shown success on a lower level also have success on the next level. That is a correct statement if 51% of all coaches at ALL levels did this!

    BESIDES if we do not support our coach, we are headed to East L.A.!!!

  77. By HounDog on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred

    At least Woodboat does not keep repeating a millon posts on how bad the OL is

    Guess you just had to find something else to harp on.

  78. By Carl K on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    @YourSourceForSports-
    Because you keep posting that same video… I will share my opinion of it.

    DON’T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB.

  79. By Paul S on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t see us as SB contenders but look back at last year as bad as our record was we did good enough to have big leads we gave away and had several injuries and even some suspensions and for the most part kept many games close and now we are way better I feel good about this year and frazier has sparked this team to get in working hard early that did not happen last year skol vikings and as far as the stadium vote all of our Mn. Gov. needs to step up over 10 years of broken promises has to end do it now no more excuses and no election votes for any no votes

  80. By Jon on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Why can’t we use the Twins stadium? NOBODY WANTED THE TWINS TO GET A NEW STADIUM, THEY ARE GARBAGE. I still don’t know how that was pulled off, why would you give the worst team in baseball a brand new stadium? There had to have been some very generous private contributions to get that going because I didn’t see nearly as many people concerned about the twins stadium as I do this one.

    Send the twins away, steal their stadium.. they are complete trash just awful. Oh sure they barely stumble into the playoffs once in awhile, but guess what? They are swept by the Yankees first round every time, what a waste of space and disgrace to Minnesota get out of here. This Vikings stadium would already be a done deal if the state hadn’t just bought a new stadium for one of the worst franchises in professional sports, and then just see them get worse after they said “we need to remain competitive, we need a new stadium!”.

    So yeah, you can kind of see why we are having problems getting support for this stadium. Just bought state of the art stadium = worst franchise in all of professional sports for the last decade SOMEhow gets even worse!

    F the twins.

  81. By sandiamond on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2012/5/6/3003149/the-newest-vikings-jarius-wright

  82. By sandiamond on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    top ten udfa’s according to fox(no viking signee of course)

    brewster C
    t.brown OT
    v.burfict ILB
    d. jones WR
    peterson(lsu) TE
    polk RB
    minnifield CB
    k. moore QB
    poole RB
    leonard johnson CB

  83. By Brad Childress' Mustache on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    This is out lineup:

    LT – Kalil
    LG – Johnson, Love
    C – Sullivan
    RG – Fusco, Deguere
    RT – Lardholt, Brown
    QB – Ponder, Webb
    WR – Childs, Simpson, Burton
    WR-Harvin, Wright
    RB- Peterson, Gerhard
    TE – Rudolph, Ellision
    TE- Carlson

    DE – Allen, Griffin
    DT – Williams, Ballard
    DT – Guin, Guyton, Evans
    DT – Robison, Reed
    LB – Greenway, Dean
    MLB – Brinkley, Cole
    LB – Erin Henderson, Elimian
    SS – Smith, Sanford
    FS – Blanton, Raymond
    CB – Winfield, Robinson
    CB – Cook, Allen, Burton

  84. By Brad Childress' Mustache on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Correction: Out Starting Lineup and depth chart

    LT – Kalil
    LG – Johnson, Love
    C – Sullivan
    RG – Fusco, Deguere
    RT – Lardholt, Brown, Schwartz
    QB – Ponder, Webb, Rosenfels
    WR – Childs, Simpson, Jenkins
    WR-Harvin, Wright, Burton
    RB- Peterson, Gerhard
    TE – Rudolph, Ellision
    TE- Carlson

    DE – Allen, Griffin
    DT – Williams, Ballard
    DT – Guin, Guyton, Evans
    DT – Robison, Reed
    LB – Greenway, Dean
    MLB – Brinkley, Cole
    LB – Erin Henderson, Elimian
    SS – Smith, Sanford
    FS – Blanton, Raymond
    CB – Winfield, Robinson
    CB – Cook, Allen, Burton

    P – Klue
    K – Walsh & Longewell
    LS – Fluffer, I mean Loeffler

    Next year we hopefully get rid of most of the free agent band aids like Jenkins, Simpson, Schwartz, and even Johnson. We draft WR, DT, CB, LB, S, G in draft.

  85. By Brad Childress' Mustache on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think Carr or Bowman make the team this year. They are competition in the defensive backfield during training camp as the Vikings build their corner depth with youth and through the draft. They want to develop a core of homegrown players.

  86. By Kyle on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    If simpson has a good year they will sign him back and he will be a starter. He is probably one of our better recievers. Childs i agree with and then harvin in the slot and simpson as the other main reciever

    WR- Simpson

    RT- Loadholt
    RG- Degeare
    C- Sullivan QB- Ponder RB Peterson
    LG- Johnson
    LT- Kalil

    WR- Harvin

    WR- Childs

  87. By Kyle on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Raymond Smith- either or

    Roinson Greenway Brinkly Henderson Cook

    Allen Williams Guin Robinson

  88. By Kyle on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Robinson

    Greenway
    Allen Raymond
    Brinkly
    Williams
    Henderson
    Guion
    Smith
    Robison

    Cook

  89. By sandiamond on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.foxsportsnorth.com/05/07/12/Former-Gophers-chase-NFL-dream-with-Viki/landing_mnvikings.html?blockID=724580&feedID=3857

  90. By sandiamond on May 7, 2012 | Reply

  91. By sandiamond on May 7, 2012 | Reply

  92. By davey d on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    what about Allen Reinsner. T.E. He is was one of the best blocking T.E.s In the bigten. He has one year of experience under the new program. He is being over looked because of carlson. He fits.

  93. By Mike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    The comment on Chase Baker is what a lot of people always said about John Randle. Jeeze, wouldn’t it be great to have another one of those!? haha.

  94. By kevin on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    CB: antoine winfield, chris carr, chris cook, josh robinson, zach bowman
    keep nick taylor

    S:harrison smith, jamarca sanford, robert blanton, eric frampton

    WR: jenkins, harvin, childs, aromashadu, wright…..to me all simpson is good for is depth

    SET!!

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