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Ellison Continues Strong Showing At Vikings Rookie Minicamp; More From Saturday

Posted by Mike Wobschall on May 5, 2012 – 2:27 pm

The Vikings had two productive practices on Friday to open their annual rookie minicamp, and the coaches and players were right back at it on Saturday as well with two more practices. The minicamp will conclude on Sunday with one practice.

Here are a few observations from Saturday’s on-field action…

– The Vikings were able to squeeze the morning practice in and work outside before a weather system carrying heavy rain arrived, but the afternoon practice was moved inside due to inclement weather.

– I can’t say he’s the most impressive of the rookie minicamp because it’s virtually impossible to give equal attention to every player without watching hours of film, but in my eyes FB/TE Rhett Ellison is having as good a few days as anyone. Ellison is billed as a big, physical blocking-type of TE. But as I said on Friday, he’s a fluid route runner and smooth pass catcher. We recorded an interview with LT Matt Kalil on Friday for next week’s Wobcast, and Kalil – a teammate of Ellison’s at USC – spoke very highly of Ellison and described him as a do-everything type of player who is also a great teammate in the locker room. I noticed that Ellison was the last one off the practice field on Saturday morning and spent a few minutes beating up on a blocking sled before retreating to the locker room following practice.

– Saturday was a better day for WR Jarius Wright. The 4th-round pick was sidelined midway through the morning practice on Friday and then sat out the afternoon practice as well. On Saturday morning, the shifty WR was back on the field and looked good.

– The Vikings signed LB Soloman Elimimian at the end of January to a future free agent contract, and now they’re getting to see the former CFL standout on the field in Minnesota for the first time. I’m guessing they like what they see so far. Elimimian plays with great energy, always seems to be around the ball and is clearly athletic enough to compete at the NFL level. He might be undersized, but that might also not matter. Now, it’s one thing to standout in rookie minicamp and it’s an entirely different matter to standout when the veterans arrive. But so far, so good for Elimimian.

– There are several familiar faces from last year at this weekend’s camp, and one of them is that of Alexander Robinson, the former Iowa State RB who was with the Vikings during training camp last year. Robinson, a Minneapolis native, impressed in the Vikings preseason finale a year ago and now he’s trying to carve out a spot for himself on the Vikings offseason roster this year. Robinson has looked solid so far in camp. The other RBs in camp this weekend are: FB Matt Asiata (Utah), Derrick Coleman (UCLA), Josh Murray (Mary) and FB Tyler Legate (Nebraska).

– LB Audie Cole, drafted by the Vikings in the 7th round last weekend, had 2 INTs on Saturday morning.


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290 Responses to “Ellison Continues Strong Showing At Vikings Rookie Minicamp; More From Saturday”

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

    Guess what? If the Vikings fans like their coach, it’s more likely that the PLAYERS will also play for him.

    Put your anger behind you and begin rooting for Leslie Frazier. He is the COACH!!!

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

    Bud Grant was 3-8-3 his first year with the Vikings. That came after coaching the Winnepeg Blue Bombers of the CFL to FIVE GRAY CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!

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

    Get behind our coach, or root for another team.

  4. By MinnesotaVikings4life on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    This was great but we need more Mike! More notes and if possible some Video’s would be amazing.

  5. By Vikings1 on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    @ Frederick Jones

    I totally agree with you that we have to give coach Frazier a chance, can’t see rooting for another team, always been a Viking fan and I always will no matter who the coach is!

  6. By MinnesotaVikings4life on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    I agree Fred Leslie is a great role model l and a great coach, he was on the only super bowl winning Indy team. He has a ring as a player and a coach. We lost 9 games by 7 points or fewer were not far away.He learned from a great man in Tony Dungy. He has a great perspective and is always humble and positive. Leslie is a great Coach People forget to mention Bill Belichick was fired in Cleveland, You give a coach three years to prove he can build something here.

  7. By Titus on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    DRS– that video of old Bloomington was weird— brought back some memories. Studio 97 — I remember that place–

  8. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall … I agree with MinnesotaVikings4life. I just read the article and Im already having withdrawals … I need my crack :)

    Love hearing about the days standouts ….

  9. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wobscall … Would you be allowed to post a “highlight” video of each days “standout” player?

  10. By TheValentine84 on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    I would also love to see videos of standout players. Really, I just want to see what my favorite players from the draft harrison smith and josh robinson are all about.

  11. By vikingsblogspot on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    At least everybody calmed down about last year…

  12. By vikingsblogspot on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    vikingsblogspot = Matthias

    At the moment I have no time to create a customized blog…

  13. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Fred- No. Frazier is not a good HC.

  14. By Erik the Red on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, why you gotta hate? Every coach has their style. For losing as many games as the Vikings did last year, it’s not like they were blown out every game. It was due to constant mess ups on the field, mainly by the offense. Also the defense, which wasn’t good to begin with, didn’t do so well. But that’s what happens when you have them on for more than half the game.

  15. By Erik the Red on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    If McNub could have thrown straight consistently, they would have gotten more 1st downs, and thus, possibly more touchdowns. Give him another year/half a year, then you can call him a bad HC.

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

    Love the mini camp updates! Thanks Mike

    Who looks like the fastest Viking…. Nick Taylor or Josh Robinson?

  17. By KoN on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, although it is ridiculous for Fred to claim that he will be a great coach at this point, it is also ridiculous for you to claim that he is horrible. We simply don’t have enough evidence to make a judgement either way.

  18. By secgenfan on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with all of you saying stand behind our coach! Besides will it help more to complain about him or support him? The vikings did a good job last year (minus mccnab) we just couldn’t finish games. We have a better team this year and in my opinion ap is going to come out like he has something to prove and were going to surprise ALOT of people. Lets get behind OUR head coach and hopefully get a new stadium too. GO VIKINGS

  19. By vikingsblogspot on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier has at least 3 years to prove himself.

  20. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    If we had a good coach- we start the season off 4-1, maybe 5-0.

  21. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Funny how you guys are all saying stand behind Frazier…but just after 2 games you all wanted McNabb gone.

  22. By KoN on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    That is simply not true Spencer. What would Bud Grant or Vince Lomabrdi have done differently to win us those first few games?

  23. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer … are you suggesting …

    Frazier coached McNabb to throw the ba11 into the dirt ???

    Frazier coached the DL to jump off sides 3 times ???

    Frazier coached Loadholt and CJohnson to miss blocks ???

    Frazier coached Berrian to the WRs to be covered ???

    Frazier coached Berrian to drop the ball ???

    Spencer stop the non sense ….

  24. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    A good coach doesnt release his starting LT knowing there is no capable backup.

    A good coach realizes that after 2 games McNabb cant play.

    A good coach realizes that after 2 games Berrian cant play.

    A good coach does not give the ball to Toby on 4th and 1 (1st Lions game)

    A good coach motivates his players during halftime.

    A good coach doesnt have his team blow a 17, and 20 halftime lead.

    A good coach rests his star players if they arent 100% in meaningless games.

  25. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    coach ….. and first season

    Bud Grant …………………… 3-8-3
    Jimmy Johnson ……………. 1-15
    Chuck Knoll …………………. 1-13
    Marv Levy w/Chiefs …….. 4-12
    Marv Levy w/Bills ………… 2-5
    Bill Walsh ……………………. 2-14
    Bill Parcells …………………..3-12-1
    Bill Belichick w/Browns … 6-10
    Bill Belichick w/Patriots …. 5-11

  26. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply
    A good coach doesnt release his starting LT knowing there is no capable backup.

    2010 —- MCKINNIE GETS FAVRE KILLED !!!!!!! FRAZIER TOLD HIM SHAPE UP OR SHIP OUT !!!!! HE GOT SHIPPED OUT !!!!

    Spencer stop the non sense …

  27. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply
    A good coach realizes that after 2 games McNabb cant play.

    _________________________________________________________

    AGAIN FRAZIER KNEW MORE THAN THE REST OF US … HE SAID IT IN EVERY PRESSER … IT WASNT JUST MCNABBS FAULT …

    OL COULDNT BLOCK
    WRS COULDNT GET OPEN
    AND YES MCNABB COULDNT THROW

    Spencer stop the non sense …

  28. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply
    A good coach realizes that after 2 games Berrian cant play.

    ____________________________________________________________

    OK I’LL GIVE YOU THAT ONE … I HAVE BEEN SAYING IT FOR 2 YEARS … STILL IT’S CHILLY’S FAULT FOR DROPPING MOSS OR FRAZIER WOULDNT BE COACH AND MOSS WOULD BE THE #1

    So blame Chilly for the WR mess

  29. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply
    A good coach does not give the ball to Toby on 4th and 1 (1st Lions game)

    ______________________________________________________________

    THATS WASNT A BAD CALL … OF COURSE HAD IT WORKED YOU WOULD PRAISE HIM … BUT IT DIDNT SO YOU BLAME HIM …

    A FB SHOULD GET 1 YARD EVERYTIME … SOMEONE DIDNT DO THEIR JOB … MAYBE THE OL ????

    Spencer stop the non sense …

  30. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply
    A good coach motivates his players during halftime.

    ___________________________________________________________

    NFL … players should be motivated. If they are not they should retire or be fired.

    Spencer stop the non sense …

  31. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    You Leslie apologists astound me.

    What did he do that shows you he may become a quality HC?

  32. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply
    A good coach doesnt have his team blow a 17, and 20 halftime lead.

    ____________________________________________________________

    Coaches coach … players play …. its not all Fraziers fault. The team suhked A$$

  33. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply
    A good coach rests his star players if they arent 100% in meaningless games.

    ____________________________________________________________

    Maybe your live in a box but Jared Allen got pi$$ed when the coaches tried your idea … and if you think AP isnt as competitive as Jared Allen then you dont watch Viking football

    Spencer stop the non sense

  34. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer … the point is you cant judge a coach on 1 season.

    1st year gives you a foundation of how good or bad THE TEAM is

    Spencer did we have a good football team last year ???

    2nd year to see improvement …

    We now know the Vikings were a bad team in 2011 … Frazier deserves a chance to improve

  35. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    The NFL is more than coaches and QBs … its a full 53 man roster and coaches

    I know sport center has you believing its just a game of 2 on 2 but thats nu’tz

  36. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Im asking you…what did Frazier do that was so brilliant?

  37. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    What did Jimmy Johnson do that was so brilliant when he went 1-15 ???

    or

    Bud Grant …………………… 3-8-3
    Chuck Knoll …………………. 1-13
    Marv Levy w/Chiefs …….. 4-12
    Marv Levy w/Bills ………… 2-5
    Bill Walsh ……………………. 2-14
    Bill Parcells …………………..3-12-1
    Bill Belichick w/Browns … 6-10
    Bill Belichick w/Patriots …. 5-11

    ?????????????????????????????????????

    stop the non sense

  38. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    BTW … ALL OF THOSE SUPER BOWL WINNING COACHES AND BUD GRANT HAD OFFSEASONS BEFORE POSTING THE BAD RECORDS !!!!!!!!!

    FRAZIER HAD NO OFFSEASON !!!!!!!!!!!

  39. By KoN on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, are you even reading the comments. No one (except Fred) has said that Frazier is a great coach. We all just realize that what happened last year was out of his control and that you cannot give a coach only a single year to prove themselves. If you did, your team would be switching coaching staffs every single year. Give him another year or two and then make a judgement, but to judge him now is impulsive and idiotic.

  40. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Just tell me what Frazier did that was good last year..

  41. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply
    Im asking you…what did Frazier do that was so brilliant?

    __________________________________________________________

    He lined up in the WISHBONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thats flipping AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply
    Just tell me what Frazier did that was good last year..

    ____________________________________________________________

    I thought you liked Chris Cook ???? Frazier didnt cut him …

  43. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    A majority of coaches would keep their talented player in that situation..

  44. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    LMAO … Spencer would have fired Bill Walsh. Who was such a bad coach he only won 2 games in hist first season.

  45. By KoN on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, he had been playing like Loadholt is now. Everyone knew he had the talent to be a great blocker, but he wasn’t showing it. So Frazier gave him an ultimatum; get in shape, or get off my team. Loadholt did not get in shape, so Frazier had to get rid of him. Any other smart coach would have done the same thing.

  46. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply
    A majority of coaches would keep their talented player in that situation..

    _________________________________________________________

    KoN is right McKinnie showed up looking like a Hippo after the coach warned him. Frazier had to cut him

  47. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    CORRECTION … we lined up in an inverted Wishbone or Diamond formation … not a true Wishbone

  48. By KoN on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    I read an article saying that going into the offseason Mckinnie was at 360 lbs and was getting a trainer to help him lose some weight. Coming into OTAs he weighed nearly 400 lbs.

  49. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    sigh sorry Im wrong again … I’ll show you

  50. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Once again this whole thing got blown out of proportion. All I said was Frazier isnt a good HC. I never said he should be fired…

  51. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    ___________________________Peterson_________________________
    ___________________________________________________________
    __________________Rudolph______________Harvin________________
    ____________________________________________________________
    ____________________________Ponder__________________________
    _Simpson______Loadholt_Fusco_Sullivan_DeGeare_Kalil_______Jenkins_

  52. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    thats an inverted wishbone

  53. By KoN on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer that just sounds dumb. All I said was that Kurt Zellers isn’t a good House speaker. I never said that I wouldn’t vote for him.

  54. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn- which CBs do you think are going to be cut?

    Also, what would you do with Everson Griffin?

  55. By Nate on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    It’s been one year, so one year does not a coach make. Despite that, I think Frazier is a great man, but that doesn’t translate into a great coach.

    My 0.02 cents. He sticks with veterans too long, despite obvious talent deficiencies (Maddieu Williams, EJ Henderson, Cedric Griffin, etc) which leads to not playing youngsters, soon enough, even while the vets are struggling, or the season is lost. Not using timeouts at the end of a game, because you think that blocking an extra point or a FG is likely…..is not a cogent strategy. He tends to hire buddies over potential better candidates, though many others do, it is what it is I suppose (Williams?, Singletary?). Seems slow to adapt to the new NFL (we aren’t going to win with a power running game and a run-stopping D, this is the air it out league, get with the times).

    I think for him to truly get to the upper echelon, he has to step up and be that leader and not the friend or buddy that he’s used to being. I think Dungy suffered much the same. He was a good coach, but a better man than a coach, and it took Gruden to come in there and drive the last nail in. I hope Frazier can get there, he’s very likeable and an admirable person. Most of all, I hope the Vikes can a) stay in Minnesota and b) win the Superbowl. Skal Vikes!

  56. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    _Wishbone__________________________________________________
    ___________________________________________________________
    _____________________Peterson______Harvin____________________
    ____________________________Ellison___________________________
    ____________________________________________________________
    ____________________________Ponder___________________________
    _Simpson______Loadholt_Fusco_Sullivan_DeGeare_Kalil_______Jenkins_

  57. By Mike B. on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry Fraizer is going have to prove some stuff before I am on the bandwagon. I have been fan of the Vikings longer than he’s been on the team and you know what you can do with the go find another team. Respectfully of course

  58. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    CB1 … Zach Bowman
    CB2 …. Chris Cook
    NB … Antoine Winfield
    CB4 … Josh Robinson

    Depth

    Chris Carr
    Asher Allen

    Practice Squad

    Brandon Burton
    Marcus Sherels

    Everyone else gets cut

  59. By KoN on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Fun Fact: Rhett Ellison has an award named after him at USC (the Rhett Ellison Leadership Award). That aspect of his game alone will probably secure him the #3 TE spot.

  60. By Mike B. on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Little early for that prediction isn’t it Shawn. Marcus Sherels would get picked up before he gets to the practice squad.

  61. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Everson Griffin … ??? I dont know. I think he needs to beat out Robison.

  62. By KoN on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with your analysis of the CBs Shawn, but I would switch Bowman and Carr around. Carr is more proven and started for the Ravens when they were one of the best pass defenses in the league.

  63. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Shawn….your too funny!

  64. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B … maybe but thats my prediction as of right now. I dont think Sherels did enough to be noticed around the league as a CB … maybe a punt returner but he did have judgement issues on those as well

  65. By KoN on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think Griffen will beat out Robison by the time the year starts, but I bet he will get a lot more play time this year than he did last year, especially as the season progresses.

  66. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    :) … gotcha

  67. By Mike B. on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Who is Fred to say you back Fraizer of find another team. He can kiss my nether regions. I make up my own mind.

  68. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    CB 1- Chris Cook
    CB 2- Z.Bowman
    NCB- Chris Carr
    CB4- J-Rob

    Practice Squad
    Burton, A.Allen

  69. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    WOW Spencer your predicting Winfield gets cut ??

  70. By Mike B. on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Where’s winfield in your line up

  71. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B…you and Fred havent seen eye to eye for awhile now. Whats going on between you 2?

  72. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Winfield is too old and too slow. Chris Carr is a great NCB.

  73. By Mike B. on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t have problem with Fred till he gets on his absolutes thing. I was for him on the OL thing, but he’s not so good about picking QBs and I am still not sold on Fraizer or Spielman. Although I will admit they are making some good moves this year.

  74. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer … If I remember right we use 5-6 CBs on the 53. Who else ?

  75. By Mike B. on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Winfield gets on the team as he is a vested Vet and they need an experienced guy in there with all those rookies. It is possible they move him to safety though if they want to keep more of the rookie CBs The depth at safety is not so good.

  76. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    I dont see us cutting Winfield, but I wouldnt be surprised if we did.

  77. By KoN on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Now that I think about it, I bet the Vikes only keep one of the veteran CBs (other than Antoine), so either Bowman or Carr will get cut. I’m predicting it’ll be Bowman.

  78. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    KoN … whats your Depth then ??? … 5-6 on tehn 53 and 1-2 on then practice squad

  79. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    *** the not tehn

  80. By HounDog on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Fred

    When you and some of the other Frazier A$$ Kissers finish, tell me what you see in an Idiot that stands on the sidelines during a game with a dull, vacant look on his face, trying to look like a Headcoach, senting HIS TEAM to the bottom of the cellar with a 3==13 season..

    And Fred, I don’t have to “root” for another team. I was cheering the Vikings when you were still pooping in your diappers…Go bacxk to yelling about the OL.

  81. By Mike B. on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    I wonder if one of these rookies beat out Asher Allen if Fraizer will admit mistake and cut him

  82. By Mike B. on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    LOL that was not me

  83. By Mark B on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – I like your CB lineup, except a couple things:
    1. While Winfield is getting older, I would be surprised if he doesn’t make the 53 man.
    2. I don’t think A. Allen even makes the practice squad – I could see Nick Taylor (the former basketball player turned CB) there instead. From what I’ve heard, he’s not only fast but can cover as well.

    My take (right now) looks like this:
    CB 1: Cook
    CB 2: Bowman
    NCB: Winfield
    CB 4: J Rob

    CB Depth: Carr (possibly Sherels as well)

    Safety:
    FS: Smith
    SS: Raymond

    Depth: Sanford and Blanton (Blanton could also see time as a nickel or dime CB in some sub packages)

    Just my $0.02

  84. By Mark B on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Again .. waayy to early to tell, but that is how I see them heading into training camp.

  85. By KoN on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    1. Cook
    2. Carr
    3. Winfield
    4. Robinson

    5. Allen
    6. Sherels or Burton

    Practice Squad
    1. Whichever of the above two does not claim the #6 spot
    2. Taylor ( I know this seems unlikely, but it is the way that I see it turning out)

  86. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    If Brandon Burton could just put some more weight on I think he would be the #2 CB.

  87. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Start watching at 3 minutes because a lot of the descriptions Im hearing about Frazier sound like GREATNESS …. Tom Landry

  88. By KoN on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Our backfield has the potential to be really good in a few years
    1. Cook
    2. Robinson
    3. Burton (supposedly the coaches believe that he’s got a huge amount of petential)
    4. Sherels or a new guy ( or maybe even Taylor, you never know)

  89. By Mike B. on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Cook’s spot isn’t guaranteed either. They get some good tacklers with speed in there.

  90. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Who knew ??? We have “bloodline” now !!!

    FB Rhett Ellison’s father won 3 Super Bowls with the 49ers …

    “I think it’s destiny and fate,” said Ellison’s father, Riki, who earned three Super Bowl rings with the San Francisco 49ers in his 10-year NFL career.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/150256715.html

  91. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    By Mike B. on May 5, 2012 | Reply
    Cook’s spot isn’t guaranteed either.
    —————————————————————-

  92. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    alright alright … enough with the CB depth lets do a FB depth chart, here’s mine

    FB – Rhett Ellison

    cut everyone else

  93. By KoN on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Ellison will be #3 TE and will play some at FB, but I still bet that the team keeps either Felton or Hilliard on the 53-man roster.

  94. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    WR depth is just as crazier…

    Michael Jenkins
    Percy Harvin
    Devin Aromoshadu
    Greg Childs
    Jarius Wright
    Stephen Burton
    Manny Arceneaux
    Jerome Simpsob

  95. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Did you guys know that RB Coleman is hearing impaired? or deaf ?

  96. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Heres how I see things after Week 3

    WR1- Greg Childs?
    WR2- Jerome Simpson
    SLOT- Percy Harvin
    WR3- Aromshadu
    WR4- Jarius Wright
    WR5- Michael Jenkins

    Practice Squad
    Manny Arcenaux

  97. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Im liking this draft clas’s more and more … Childs could be a steal.

    Whats worse a Petella tear or an ACL ?

  98. By KoN on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    They may end up having to cut Arceneaux, which would be unfortunate. I think he could be a diamond in the rough.

  99. By KoN on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, Childs said it was supposed to be more than a year of recovery so it is worse in terms of recovery time. However, I don’t know if it is harder to return to form or not. Still, Childs would have been a mid first round to mid second round pick had he not been injured, so he could end up being the biggest steal of this draft class for us.

  100. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    WR Depth

    WR1- Jenkins … sometimes Percy
    WR2 – Simpson … sometimes Percy
    Slot – Wright … sometimes Percy
    WR4 – Childs
    WR5 – Percy’s name doesnt belong here but I see him lining up in every playmaker psition possible so even though statistically he will be #1 …

    Practice squad

    Manny and Burton

  101. By Mike B. on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    lol Spencer

  102. By PurplHaze on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    I wanna see a wishbone with Ellison, Peterson and Gerhart!

  103. By KoN on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Guyton could also be a huge steal. He was projected to go in the fourth and was only projected that low because he spent most of his career behind two first round caliber players. He played at a high level during his senior season. He had 5.5 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, and 46 tackles.

  104. By PurplHaze on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Or a reverse wishbone with Ellison, Hilliard and Peterson! Get outta the way or get run over … The Choice is Yours!!!

  105. By PurplHaze on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Once Childs gets acclimated, he’s going to impress coaches teammates and fans alike!!!

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

    J Rob is the only CB we need… He is so super fly fast, he can cover the whole field by himself. Everyone else to the practice squad! With the extra roster spots we can pick up more tight ends.

  107. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    J Rob is the only CB we need?

    http://www.google.com/imgres?q=child+please&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1024&bih=677&tbm=isch&tbnid=hzIZqHS9hittDM:&imgrefurl=http://www.zazzle.com/child_please_tshirt-235403886518739432&docid=eXTzXFXj1gEIyM&imgurl=http://rlv.zcache.com/child_please_tshirt-p235403886518739432bahkm_400.jpg&w=400&h=400&ei=a9ylT4uBJcLM6QGuy4C-BA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=96&vpy=171&dur=1184&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=92&ty=147&sig=118077627241835869065&page=1&tbnh=136&tbnw=136&start=0&ndsp=16&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:127

  108. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Does anyone here use Bing?

  109. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    _T_Formation_________________________________________________
    ____________________________________________________________
    ____________________Peterson_Harvin_Gerhart___________________
    _____________________________________________________________
    ____________________________Ponder___________________________
    _______Rudolph_Loadholt_Fusco_Sullivan_DeGeare_Kalil_Carlson_______
    ______________________________________________________________

    How kool would that be ???

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

  110. By KoN on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    I usually do, it’s my default search bar.

  111. By sandiamond on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    h e l l no! no more TE’s needed for 3 years

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

    I am just kidding about adding more TEs.

  113. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    I bet a T Formation with speed would confuse a modern defense and create miss matches
    _____________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________
    _____________________Harvin_Gerhart_Wright_____________________
    ____________________________________________________________
    ____________________________Ponder__________________________
    _______Rudolph_Loadholt_Fusco_Sullivan_DeGeare_Kalil_Carlson______

  114. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn- are you a NASCAR kinda guy?

  115. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    HE11 NO …. I can turn left, dont need to watch others do it for 3 hours

  116. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    LOL..Completely agree, I hate that “sport!”

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

    I think DeGeare wlll be on the practice squad again this year. We cut 2 OL from last year and we added 2 good ones this year. If he couldn’t make the 53 man roster last year… how will he make it this year?

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

    Shawn/Spence- are you guys brothers?

  119. By sandiamond on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    geoff schwartz looked good plowing the way for the 2 carolina backs. ponder happy with the new ol gang!

  120. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Sometimes Carl….I think we are.

  121. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    I think Spence might be a younger uglier version of me sometimes

  122. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    :)

  123. By Titus on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn and Spencer are good buddies now– like two sparrows swaying on a power line in the soft cool breeze, and, yet, at any moment, a current runs through their conversation and their feet fry and suddenly, the two sparrows become angry, arguing birds.

  124. By sandiamond on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    S sanford
    smith
    raymond
    blanton / ps

    CB winfield
    cook
    allen
    carr
    robinson
    inactive floater burton
    sherels ps
    bowman ps

  125. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Titus … how poetic

  126. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Beech please, im the prettier one BRO!!

  127. By KoN on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Carl, DeGeare actually played really well his rookie year filling in for Hutch, the main reason he was placed on the practice sqaud last year is that, because of the lockout, he spent his offseason training with body builders and lost a ton of flexibility. He should be back to normal this year.

  128. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    What ever happened to Bobby Wade?

  129. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Karl Dunbar is a better looking Viking than Spencer

  130. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    I still dont get why we didnt keep Dunbar tho, I thought he was a solid DL coach.

  131. By Mike B. on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d828e2e20/article/jared-allen-to-rally-support-for-minnesota-vikings-stadium-?module=HP11_headline_stack

  132. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Who Do you Think Won the Cook/Griffin Debate: Shawn or Spencer?

    Vote “31” for Spencer
    Vote “23” for Shawn

  133. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    31.

  134. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    23

  135. By Shawn on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    I really wish we would have got Sean Spence in the draft …. I would love to hear his opinion on a Wobcast

  136. By Spencer on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Since we didnt draft Sean Spence that tells me they have a lot of confidence in Jasper Brinkley. Hopefully he amounts to something.

    Never in my entire life have I been this excited for pre-season football!

  137. By Titus on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    I am not excited at all for this season– first I want to hear that the team will stay in MN– otherwise all else is nonessential.

  138. By KoN on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Have faith Titus. This too shall pass (get it, it’s a double entendre).

  139. By PurplHaze on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    I actually think Shawn and Spencer are married. :D

  140. By Titus on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    KoN, it sure is.

  141. By Titus on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    I think Spencer is Shawn’s middle name.

  142. By Parody on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    33

  143. By Parody on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer and Shawn are the same person…whether or not he uses his real name(s).

    I suspect he’s some sort of out of work playwright trying to spawn ideas from the reactions he gets from his two main characters.

  144. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium: Ex-lawmakers call Zellers the key to passing bill

    By Frederick Melo

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

    May 6, 2012 3:13 AM GMTUpdated: 05/05/2012 10:13:55 PM CDT

    GETTING TO 34

    Ron Sieloff, a Republican who represented Highland Park in the Legislature in the 1970s and 1980s, says both parties will have to cooperate to get the bill passed.

    He foresees the stadium getting approved by a narrow margin when the House takes its scheduled vote Monday, provided the GOP and DFL can each muster 34 House votes.

    “They’ve got to get 34 votes on the Republican side of the aisle,” Sieloff said. “The reason is that it makes it completely bipartisan.”

    House DFL leaders say they have their share of the votes. The GOP votes are up in the air.

    “My sense is they’ll get the 34. They’ve got to pass the bill. I think they all know it. Zellers saying he doesn’t have the votes? I think that’s a bluff. If it’s true â ¦ he’s going to have to get them,” Sieloff said.

    It won’t be easy, he continued.

    “The House is so big, it’s like herding cats.”

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20556983/vikings-stadium-ex-lawmakers-call-zellers-key-passing?source=rss

  145. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium: Ex-lawmakers call Zellers the key to passing bill

    By Frederick Melo

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

    May 6, 2012 3:13 AM GMTUpdated: 05/05/2012 10:13:55 PM CDT

    But it can be just as difficult to explain to voters the rationale behind putting hundreds of millions of dollars in public money toward what many perceive to be a private purpose. Former U.S. Rep. Gil Gutknecht Jr., a Republican from Rochester, said “subsidizing stadiums is not as popular as many people in the Twin Cities would like to think.”

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20556983/vikings-stadium-ex-lawmakers-call-zellers-key-passing?source=rss

  146. By DRS on May 5, 2012 | Reply

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  148. By DRS on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    This is for you Fred,

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  153. By DRS on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Good night one and all, here is to Monday and the vikings new home.

  154. By Rocksalt on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    I have a feeling that the stadium bill will not pa.ss.

  155. By SirViko on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    The overzealous Viking fan never goes away. Childs #1 receiver by week 3…Really? There is plenty of hope that he develops into a great player, but to list him atop the depth chart before training camp has even started is plain crazy. Our last selection in the 4th round, that every other team in the league didn’t take a shot on earlier, is now our savior for the much needed X receiver spot. You might want to look through the past 20 years and see the number of 4th round draft choices that go on to start, let alone start in the first 4 games of the season. I would

  156. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    S H A W N,

    Great articles by you on here! I hope you don’t mind, I copied the one on the First Year Coaching Records for future use.

    Great Videos as well, again, I may have to copy later.

    NOW WE’RE TALKING!!! :) :) :)

  157. By DanishViking on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Soloman Elimimian? Solo man… Great misspell.

  158. By DRS on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    11th-hour stadium rally led by Dayton
    Article by: BAIRD HELGESON , Star Tribune Updated: May 6, 2012 – 8:18 AM

    Roseville Sen. John Marty is among a c-l-u-s-t-e-r of DFLers who have joined with Republicans in pushing back against funding yet another stadium at taxpayer expense.

    “The current stadium deal was never negotiated in the public interest,” Marty said. “They weren’t negotiating to get a fair deal for taxpayers.”

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/150294425.html

  159. By Mike B. on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Old School this is how sports venues are done. There are plenty of cities that will want an NFL franchise and will build a new venue to do it. You have the right to your opinion, but it will cost the state of MN the team. That’s the cold hard reality of the situation. The Vikings will leave done deal end of story. If that’s what you want the press your issue. Target Field was 2/3rds built on the taxpayers dime. Your opinion is going to cost your state a valuable sports team.

  160. By DRS on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    11th-hour stadium rally led by Dayton
    Article by: BAIRD HELGESON , Star Tribune Updated: May 6, 2012 – 8:18 AM

    With Monday’s crucial House vote fast approaching and the stadium bill likely a few votes short of p-a-s-s-a-g-e, Gov. Mark Dayton engaged Saturday in a weekend lobbying blitz to persuade skeptical legislators to approve a new home for the Minnesota Vikings.

    “I don’t want them to be the Los Angeles Vikings, or the Tucson Vikings or the Vancouver Vikings,” Dayton told a cheering crowd of hundreds at the Mall of America. “I want them to be the Minnesota Vikings the rest of my life.”

    Dayton’s appearance at the mall, where he was joined by defensive end Jared Allen, launched what will be an ongoing campaign until the stadium’s fate is decided. On Sunday night, Dayton and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will host a rally at Mac’s Industrial Sports Bar in Minneapolis, where they will urge supporters to contact legislators and press them to p-a-s-s the project.

    By Monday, the State Capitol lawn will become a Vikings tailgating mecca, complete with Vikings quarterback C-h-r-i-s-t-i-a-n Ponder tossing the pigskin.

    Already the governor’s Capitol office has become a makeshift base camp for the round-the-clock effort. Lists are circulating among the Vikings, lobbyists and legislators of members who are considered to be on the fence.

    The stadium vote has scrambled the usual party alliances and divides. Suddenly, the business community has formed a fragile alliance with organized labor — two groups that have been clobbering each other on other issues all session.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/150294425.html

  161. By DRS on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium issue has wider implications

    Vikings stadium rendering By The Associated Press
    VikingUpdate.com
    Posted May 6, 2012

    San Antonio, Texas, the home of former Vikings owner Red McCombs, is one of those open markets eager to join in the fun someday. McCombs thinks Texas can get a third team eventually, but it will come at the expense of another NFL town.

    “San Antonio has been after a team since 1992,” McCombs said in a phone interview. “We will continue to stay after it until we finally prevail. The owners really like this 32-team league. You almost have to depend on getting someone to relocate, because it’s so hard to get a three-quarters vote (to approve expansion) to unbalance a 32-team league.”

    http://min.scout.com/2/1184164.html?refid=400

  162. By DRS on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    San Antonio Vikings?

  163. By DRS on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    How about the El Paso Vikings? Na, the MN Vikings sounds the best to me. have a great day. Monday the Vikings D-Day.

  164. By YourSourceForSports on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Good Draft Review?IDK comment and tell me

  165. By DRS on May 6, 2012 | Reply

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  168. By DRS on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Until then have a great day, onto Monday we go, one more step to the day the Vikings get their new home.

  169. By hognuts on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @YourSourceForSports,

    You sound like this kid. That’s the only thing I can think about while watching your video.

  170. By mad1 on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    If anyones getting cut it will be Carr,Bowman, Allen or i hate to say winfield getting younger and he takes up the most cap…but you never know we can always trade some uf them too….as far for what did Frazier do he keep a team play hard when everyone said they were nothing….he also got harvin to play the best he could and start to lead this team……Then he help setup a good depth in the team with the help of the new GM……Brandon Burton, Mistral Raymond{who i think is not a starter lacks speed},Brandon Fusco,Denarcus love,Booker who had good Return skills, Emmanuel Arceneaux needs to step up….and came up with the idea of movin Griffin to LB to get all the talent out of him……

  171. By mad1 on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    OH ya Frazier also is great with words unlike some coaches we have had….and knows when he can help a player or if they are a lost cause like MR King sayin he just fell……

  172. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @HounDog,

    First…you don’t know my age. Second this is the attitude we need to take this year towards fans, players, coaches, and office staff:

    GENTLEMEN,
    I AM AS GUILTY AS ANYONE OF CALLING NAMES.

    BUT WE MAY HAVE A GOOD TEAM THIS YEAR (8-8 because of the new schedule), SO LET’S NOT USE THE S O P H O M O R I C IDEA OF CALLING VIKINGS PLAYERS, FRONT OFFICE PERSONNEL, COACHES, OR FANS ANY NAMES.

    WE MUST TRULY BE A TEAM!!!

  173. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @the DRS,

    Wow…great Video on Linemen. I liked especially how it covered linemen on both sides of the ball!

    Thank you!!!

  174. By Mike B. on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @ Fred but what has Fraizer proven to us so far or Spielman one fair draft and a 3-13 season. I am not calling names but hey they have a lot more to prove to me and others before we are happy with what they are doing. You sir shouldn’t not be putting any or else on who fans should or shouldn’t be. I think you are over estimating this team. I am thinking 5 wins at best.

  175. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    That Tom Landry video shoulda, coulda, woulda be the one ALL Vikings.com bloggers are required to see.

    Excellent and to the very point of winning, and what it takes!!!

    “Shawn…blogger of the year for his incredible lists, and video…Associated Press.”
    “I can’t believe how right on this man is when it comes to football…UPI.”
    “Never have I seen a more accurate portrayal of football…John Madden.”

  176. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    We are beginning to blog on Vikings.com

  177. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    If the Vikings finish 8-8, that would be an improvement by 5 games. That would be excellent!

    After a 3-13 record, all Vikings players, coaches, and other personnel must be examining what went wrong last year. They felt the pain more than we did!

    With an “easier” schedule, the Vikings should start to look very good this season.

    You are very, very, right in that we have a lot to prove. So did the 1968 team that went 8-6 and made the playoffs for the first time in Vikings history. 8-8 could happen. Try to believe it!!!

  178. By Spencer on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Mike…we could of had 7 wins last year, and I believe this years team is a lot better than last years team.

    Youre under-estimating this team.

  179. By Mike B. on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    that is indeed true, but I am will check for myself and see how it works out. I am not going to be too optimistic for this year. I am wondering if Fred is going to take the field with his we.

  180. By Viking-ology on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    DRS-thanks for all the stadium updates through this entire process…now it all comes down to the moment of truth. Monday, May 7 will be day to remember in Viking’s history…lets hope we can say that it was the day they voted YES on the stadium bill.

    SKOL Minnesota Vikings Forever

  181. By CA_Viking_fan on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Is there anything that out-of-state fans can do to help the Vikings cause to get their new stadium?

    You would think that me being in CA, that I would be excited with the possibility of the team moving out here, but that is the last thing I would like to see. The Vikings simply are a big part of MN and have to stay. Please, please, please work something out so that the team stays. If there is anything that out of state fans can do to help, please let the world know because there are many like us who would be devastated to see the team leave.

  182. By Titus on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    CA-Viking– the art of persuasion is to make the other guy do something because he thinks he wants to. Money brought into the state from out of state visitors is one reason to vote for the stadium– email these legislators.

  183. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    CA Viking,

    We appreciate that sentiment. LA will get another team, it’s simply a matter of time!

  184. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    we as in We, weee, or WE?

  185. By Elgar on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Personally, this California resident torpedoes online articles of Forbes which present myopic, rehashed numbers. Even San Jose, California, is twice the size of the Twin Cities combined, but people are constantly reminded of Minnesota every fall because it has an NFL franchise, not San Jose. If L.A. grabs your franchise– which they have every right to do because they have the cash to back it up– then Minnesotans are a very sorry lot. Real Vikings were feared for taking what they wanted, not for muttering about it and looking down at their shoes because times were tough. Dont be eaten by Sharks!

  186. By HounDog on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred

    Don’t really care how old or young you are.

    Myself and other posters got so dam sick and tired of reading your non-stop repeating, babbling about how bad the OL is…Most of us were already well aware of that
    Now you are on a ‘Kiss Fraziers’ A$$’ kick!

    .

  187. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Elgar is right, we must band together, and not fight against each other. Debate, but don’t hate!!!

  188. By DeerTracks on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn

    Speaking about Tom Landry, a person I really repected,n Were or are you aware that Landry was a B-17 Flying Fortress Poliet during WWII?

    When ypou watch old History channel clips of WWII, keep an eye out for the damaged B-17 doing a wheels- up landing Found out later that was Tom Landry flying that Aircraft! He was not only a GREAT Coach but one heck of a Pilot!

  189. By NovaScotiaVike on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    What time is the vote tomorrow ?

  190. By charliewest#40 on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Nova, we should know something about the vote by about 2 tomorrow according to MN tv politics today.

  191. By hognuts on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    According to the House schedule, they are in session at 10:00 a.m. I don’t exactly know what that means, but you have to think that is when they will start tomorrow.

    http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/scheduleday.asp?sday=5/7/2012

  192. By NovaScotiaVike on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @ charliewest#40 & hognuts, thanks boys……….2pm is 4pm here, so I guess i’ll know the outcome after work…..if I can work, this has me all bent out of shape.

  193. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Ye ain’t nothin’ but a houn dog,

    So HounDog,

    If you knew that the OL was bad, why didn’t you do something about it? Why didn’t you let your voice be heard?

  194. By Shawn on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    DeerTracks … thats pretty kool about Tom Landry. Thanx for the info. I am not really a Tom Landry fan because of the whole Cowboy thing. I just see similarities in coaching style between him and Frazier. I would put Tony Dungy in the same category.

  195. By hognuts on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Nova,

    Try having finals week this week. I have 2 exams tomorrow that I can’t focus on.

  196. By NovaScotiaVike on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    No thanks, hognuts, been down that rocky road already.

  197. By HounDog on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Fred

    I did do something about it, But not liike you, a person who squawks about it knowing that nothing will be acomplished on a Viking Web Site, as nobody but you has this idea that the sputtering on the subject will work wonders and change your Buddy Fraziers mind set, like he reads all your posts! Dream on!

    What did I do? I called Gov Daytons’ office, and was informed to do what the Gov said to today at the rally with J. Allen, “Call, or email thr people before the vote Monday, and voice our opinion on the stadium.live in MN! What about you?

  198. By HounDog on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    “I Live in Minnesota”

  199. By NovaScotiaVike on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Obviously I don’t live in Minnesota but the Minnesota Vikings live in me.

  200. By Titus on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  201. By Titus on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Hognuts– just do it.

  202. By hognuts on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, like Nike?

    Take back the timing on it guys.

  203. By hognuts on May 6, 2012 | Reply

  204. By Titus on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah hognuts– I have a big workload tonight– napped this afternoon– this am was the end of the big annual conference my church puts on each year. Now, I have a lot to do before bed– it feels like studying for an exam. I am not so sure I want to work, but I will feel better if I do– and won’t have angry clients.

    What I do– is break it down. I put a timer on for half-hour increments– and for that half hour I am completely focused– no goofing around at all– not even look at an email or answer a phone. Then I take a few minutes break– walk around– and then another half-hour of focus. It is amazing what happens– after a few sessions like that, you start to want to get back into your work. There is a little more to it– read about it from a PhD — but it was the best, most applicable book on procrastination I ever read.

  205. By Spencer on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, just wanted to say good call on the mower. Its perfect, and just like Chris Cook…it covers every single blade of grass.

  206. By hognuts on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    I usually do my stuff in increments. It does help a lot. I can only focus for so long. Luckily, my exams are in the morning so I’ll have some time to catch the great debate.

  207. By NovaScotiaVike on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    And, just like Cook, you can adjust the “choke”.

  208. By Spencer on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    6000 people showed up for the draft party.

    500 people showed up at Mall of America for the stadium issue.

    Glad to see Minnesotans have their priorities straight.

  209. By Titus on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Okay, I have to get to work– no more vikings.com–

  210. By Parody on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    We are asking all Vikings fans to be at the State Capitol tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. Vikings players and front office personnel will make an appearance to once again thank you for your support. This is our last chance to remind State representatives how important this issue is to so many Minnesotans, and we want you to be there.

    EVERYONE WHO CAN! Please join us at the capitol tomorrow at 2 for our one last chance of convincing the politicians to do what it takes to keep the Vikings where they belong!

  211. By NovaScotiaVike on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Sonja (#56 Dolberman) and I will be there in spirit.

  212. By KoN on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Bring an extra person for me Parody; I can’t make it.

  213. By Parody on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Do have a couple of pictures of Sonja you could send my way? One with her looking all nice and friendly, and the next with her devouring some poor creature, whose corpse is too mangled to identify its species?

    I have an idea for a greeting card to pass out to the politicians…

  214. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Houn,

    If you are going to argue, stick to the argument. We were talking about the offensive line. Did you write about the OFFENSIVE LINE?

    and lest we forget:

    GENTLEMEN,
    I AM AS GUILTY AS ANYONE OF CALLING NAMES.

    BUT WE MAY HAVE A GOOD TEAM THIS YEAR (8-8 because of the new schedule), SO LET’S NOT USE THE S O P H O M O R I C IDEA OF CALLING VIKINGS PLAYERS, FRONT OFFICE PERSONNEL, COACHES, OR FANS ANY NAMES.

    WE MUST TRULY BE A TEAM!!!

  215. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    IS IT BETTER TO POST A COMMENT THAN NOT TO POST ANYTHING?

    That is the question you have to ask yourself when you want to make the statement that
    “You are boring”

    What gives you the right to be so stupid? Isn’t your comment about a blogger being boring…even more boring?

    Don’t you have better things to do with your post than to say they are boring? Why don’t you in all your glory make an intelligent, witty, and interesting comment???

  216. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Together
    Everyone
    Achieves
    More

  217. By Parody on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    “Why don’t you in all your glory make an intelligent, witty, and interesting comment???”

    This coming from someone who does almost nothing more than copy-paste all of his previous comments. The hypocrisy is mind boggling.

  218. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    NOW THIS IS GREAT TEAMWORK! (Watch it for a minute or two!!!)

  219. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    I thought we had been through this already!!!

  220. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Someone is impersonating people again.

    Say Parody…what did you help me do earlier this spring?

    It’s not Parody if you can’t answer that question!

  221. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    TEAMWORK WORKS!

    WATCH IT FOR A MINUTE OR TWO!!!

  222. By Parody on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    We had, but you refuse to learn. So I feel we must go through it again.

    That is your method to success, is it not…teaching people by repeating to them through the exact same thing so frequently that they can’t help but agree with you?

    If it doesn’t work on you, why do you expect it to work on others?

  223. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    The imposter’s name…could it be spencer?

  224. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Parody would be able to answer the question of how he helped me earlier this spring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  225. By Parody on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    APA citation? Of course I remember that. I just hope your paper wasn’t the copy-paste fest that your blogging is.

  226. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    T E A M W O R K Works!!!

    Watch this one through. Hey…If the Vikings could do this they would be 16-0 every year!!!

  227. By Parody on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Of course, that response wouldn’t rule out Spencer as a potential imposter. It only took a few seconds for me to find our conversation (http://blog.vikings.com/2012/01/14/submit-your-monday-morning-mailbag-questions-60/) and I’ve noticed that Spencer is very good at locating specific blogs to support his arguments.

  228. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Okay Spence…what else?

  229. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Ah, but you missed something!

  230. By Parody on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    And what was that Fred? My teaching you how to swear?

  231. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    So are you claiming to be HounDog?

  232. By mad1 on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    “We are asking all Vikings fans to be at the State Capitol tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. Vikings players and front office personnel will make an appearance to once again thank you for your support. This is our last chance to remind State representatives how important this issue is to so many Minnesotans, and we want you to be there.”

    EVERYONE WHO CAN! Please join us at the capitol tomorrow at 2 for our one last chance of convincing the politicians to do what it takes to keep the Vikings where they belong!!!!!!!!!!

  233. By Parody on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    mad1 just plaigiarized me…I feel so dirty….

    but at least it was for a good cause.

    JOIN US AT THE CAPITOL! 2 PM Monday Afternoon! (May 7th!)

    We need to get as huge of a crowd as possible to pass the message! We want the Vikings in MN!

  234. By Parody on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    *plagiarized…

  235. By Parody on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    No Fred, I’m claiming to be you!

    Seriously, what other regular on here takes the effort to bold, italicize, or dodge the fücked up censoring system the way that I do?

    I would think that because of those tricks that I use, my writing style would be more difficult to impersonate than almost any other regular in here.

  236. By Spencer on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Oh Come the F-ck on. I dont impersonate! It seems as though every time it happens you all just say “Its Spencer.”

  237. By Parody on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    THERE he is! I was wondering if you’d ever come help set Fred straight!

  238. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Okay, here is my answer to all those who doubt the power of the repeated message!!!

    (Besides a lot of people never read what you or I post anyway…so what is your beef? Wheeereees the BEEEEF?)

  239. By Parody on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Hypocrisy Fred. Look it up. That’s my beef.

  240. By Parody on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Here you go Fred:

    Where’s your beef?

  241. By Mike B. on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @ Fred I think the point is that you said to support Fraizer or find another team. This is hypocrisy you have been arguementative agains team decisions, but now you as us all to get on the ship or get off. Well you can’t have it both ways man. We have the right just as you do not to support decisions or actions made on the team. I have said all along I am not sold on Fraizer and Spielman and I am not going to jump on their bandwagon on your say so. I am not parody or this houndog person, but You are wrong on your post. I also agree your repetitive posts are annoying and not terribly orginal. I will chose to support you at times and not too at others. AT this time I chose not too. Have a nice evening.

  242. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Houn Dog???

  243. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    I have never been against Frazier!!!

  244. By Titus on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, where’s the beef?

  245. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    You cannot use it in your argument against me!

  246. By Mike B. on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    oops too many gramatical errors
    @Fred you have a history of being arguementative against team decisions. You know say we have to support Fraizer or find another team. This is hypocrisy. We have just as much a right as you do to say that Fraizer’s and Spielman’s performance up to this point is not good. We also have the right to say we need to see more before we get on the bandwagon. We have been a losing team since Fraizer has been head coach. I am not sold on this draft with exception of the first 3 picks.

  247. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Hi Titus

    Finally a friendly spirit!

  248. By Mike B. on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred when the team didn’t address the OL last season you were ranting about the poor decisions the Vikings were making. NO going back now I am sure someone has those posts.

  249. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B.,

    You cannot use Frazier against me. I never was against him!!!

  250. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    WOOOOOOOOOOWEEEE,

    NOW you all against teamwork?

  251. By hognuts on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    The day of reckoning is almost upon us!!

  252. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    I understand having to fight 90% of the bloggers when it comes to the offensive line.

    But you would think when it comes to teamwork at least 70% would be WITH me!

    UN be LIEVE able!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No wonder we were 3-13 last year.

  253. By Titus on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    I am excited about this young team we are building– all the kids drafted are very smart, hard working, us-mentality players. In two or three years, the Vikings will be near the top for 6-8 years.

  254. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    WOOOOOOOOOOWEEEEE

    NOW you all against teamwork?

  255. By Mike B. on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    NO the point is we are saying you can’t tell those that don’t agree with you to go find another team. AS you yourself don’t agree with team decisions. I am not specifically saying Fraizer just team decisions.

  256. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    The fans aren’t very smart. Teamwork is as important as talent.

  257. By Mike B. on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred we are saying you are a hypocrit not saying anything on teamwork.

  258. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    “NO the point is we are saying you can’t tell those that don’t agree with you to go find another team. AS you yourself don’t agree with team decisions. I am not specifically saying Fraizer just team decisions.”

    So you are saying I can’t be against team decisions?
    or
    I can’t tell someone to find another team?

    I am far from the first guy that has commited either of those crimes.

  259. By Mike B. on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    the second one you shouldn’t be casting stones and telling anyone ” I can’t tell someone to find another taem”. spot on there my friend.

  260. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    hypocrit

    Is that not a name, usually used in a mean spirit?

    I am not perfect in all I have said, but I have always blogged for the head coach, and teamwork.

  261. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s try to make this crystal clear…

    IF YOU CANNOT SUPPORT LESLIE FRAZIER AS HEAD COACH OF THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS…FIND ANOTHER TEAM!!!

  262. By Mike B. on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    NOt when used to someone that know whats harmony when before he was preaching disharmony specifically rants on OL and need for GM It is calling a red rose red.

  263. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    WOOOWOOOOOWEEE!!!

    AMAZING ATTITUDES ON HERE TONIGHT!

  264. By Mike B. on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry Fred I will not support Fraizer till I see more positive actions and you can bugger off.

  265. By Titus on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B– Why should you care if Fred tells you to find another team? You say he cannot write that– well, I think he is capable of writing his opinion. As you are. You cannot control what others say or do– you can control your response.

  266. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    Well it is true that I ripped on Spielman.

    But you who cast the first stone…what about you?

  267. By Mike B. on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    I can in fact as others have tonight pointed out that Fred can not direct his ideas upon us specifically when he hypocritically didn’t support the team in his posts in the past.

  268. By Frederick Jones on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    This all started when someone named “HounDog” ripped into me.
    It’s too bad you had to witness it. I will let you take over.

    (I think some of my words were meant for Houn Dog and others took offense.)

  269. By Mike B. on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    I did in fact before Houn Dog made any post stateded “Sorry Fraizer is going have to prove some stuff before I am on the bandwagon. I have been fan of the Vikings longer than he’s been on the team and you know what you can do with the go find another team. Respectfully of course Who is Fred to say you back Fraizer of find another team. He can kiss my nether regions. I make up my own mind.

    I don’t have problem with Fred till he gets on his absolutes thing. I was for him on the OL thing, but he’s not so good about picking QBs and I am still not sold on Fraizer or Spielman. Although I will admit they are making some good moves this year.” said all that before Houn Dog ever spoke up

  270. By Mike B. on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    I have bent over backwards to try find ways to support the team, but have been critical too. I have posted on my facebook to support the team. Called my local radio station to get the word out. I filled out the email section this site. Here come Fred saying you have to do this or support another team that is all kinds of do do.

  271. By Mike B. on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    You put your do do on a blog be ready to be accountable for it or have it discussed.

  272. By Titus on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B

    I can in fact as others have tonight pointed out that Fred can not direct his ideas upon us specifically when he hypocritically didn’t support the team in his posts in the past.

    Sounds a bit like tit for tat. Come on guys– we are grown men.

  273. By Titus on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    WELL– You guys would be proud– I just emailed my representative and I emailed Kurt Zellers– both tailored letters– I did not use the Vikings.com formula letter.

  274. By Titus on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe I will post the letter I did to Zellers– it is not my best, it was in a hurry, but it is not too bad, either.

  275. By billbobagons1 on May 6, 2012 | Reply

    .It is nice to see all the passion for our Vikings. I also believe there are some questions but let’s let it play out. Looking back at the drafts before last year we only have 1 or 2 players still on the team and many out of football. But starting last year I believe 8 players are still on the team and I believe this year’s draft picks will all make the team. I hope they go with a total youth movement and start all the young players this year and really focus on 2013 to make a big jump. Just look at Ponder and what the experiance from last year will do for his development of this year. Start the new kicker with Robinson and Cook as are corners. The positives are the O-line is young at all positions, greatly improved and solid young backup. The receiving group they have could be something special with Simpson and Childs added to the mix. Also the fact with the players teamed up from the same schools can only help in their comfort and development along with a team that is tight with each other. Also lets give Rick some credit on not only getting players at are most needed position put also knowing that next year to get LB, DL and RB will be the final missing pieces. Also the 3 position can step right in and be productive where as this year’s picks almost always need a year or two to developed and get to the top of their game. I am going to give Rick credit I knowing this and that was his thinking on the draft. Let remember we watch our Viks to bring us pleasure and excitement and I believe this year should be very interesting.

  276. By Carl K on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Nice thoughts Billbob.
    I agree that the Vikings will draft LB next year.
    Spielman is NOT done collecting Notre Dame players yet!
    MLB Manti Te’o has already caught his eye.
    Te’o enters his senior season 8th on Notre Dame’s all-time tackles list with 324 total.

  277. By Rocksalt on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Zellers says he ‘misspoke’ in KFAN interview about the Vikings
    Posted by: Rachel E. Stassen-Berger under Minnesota legislature Updated: May 4, 2012 – 7:23 PM

    On Thursday, House Speaker Kurt Zellers went on KFAN sports radio and said that although he would be voting against the Minnesota Vikings stadium bill on the floor on Monday, “I want to see the bill pa.ss.”

    He explained his no vote but also repeated, “Hopefully it will pa.ss and hopefully the governor will have a chance to sign the bill.”

    “If the governor is the guy at the 50-yard line when the new stadium opens, flipping the coin, I’ll be right there cheering for him the whole way,” he said under fierce questioning from host Dan Barreiro.

    On Friday, he tried to fix what seemed to many like a confusion of answers and double-speak.

    “I was on an interview that was a little hot and contested. Maybe my mouth got ahead of, my he.ad got ahead of my mouth,” he told reporters in a press conference. “I misspoke. I’ve always said that I want, I think the Vikings are an as.set, I want them to stay but the bill in the current form is what I was talking about and again, I’ve said very clearly the other day that I can’t sup.port it in the form that it’s in so I misspoke. I was in an interview, we were going fast and furious. I made a mistake. Lately , I’ve been kind of off on my game. My crystal b.all is off. I got a little ahead of myself. So, no, just a misstatement.”

    A reporter also asked: “Mr. Speaker you also said that you wanted to be on the 50-yard line to celebrate with the governor, so why not vote for the bill?”

    Zellers in response: “No. I said, when asked do you want to deny him his win, and I said no, I think he should be there on the 50-yard line, flipping the coin if the stadium pa.sses, if it’s signed into law. I didn’t say I wanted to be there with him. ”

    After he left the formal press conference, reporters sought to clarify what he thought was a mistake.

    Reporter 1: “Can you explain what you ‘misspoke’ on? Do you not hope the bill will pa.ss? Or do you hope the bill will pa.ss?

    Zellers: “I said what I said. I made a mistake. I can admit it.”

    Reporter 1: “Right but what was the mistake?”

    Reporter 2: “You actually don’t want it to pa.ss, is that what you’re saying?”

    Zellers: “No.”

    Reporter 1: “You want it to pa.ss?”

    Zellers: “I’m not going to make any more mistakes.”

    Reporter 1: “Right. But you said you misspoke and you made a mistake. I’m trying to figure out what you think was the mistake. That’s an honest question.”

    Zellers: “I corrected it.”

    Reporter 1: “So what’s the correction?…Can you explain?”

    Zellers: “I said that the Vikings are an as.set I want to see them stay. And what was misinterpreted was that I wanted the bill (to) pa.ss but I wasn’t going to vote for it. I said I can’t vote for the bill. I want to see the Vikings stay I think they’re an as.set, I’ve said that many times.”

  278. By Rocksalt on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Kurt Zellers….a model of Republican Leadership…….LOL

  279. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Kurt Zellers sounds like Shawn…

    Shawn: “Griffin is a better Minnesota Viking than Chris Cook.”

    Spencer: “I realize that, but whose the better Cornerback….Griffin or Cook?”

    Shawn: “Griffin is a better Minnesota Viking.”

    Spencer: “I realize that, but Shawn…..WHO IS THE BETTER CORNERBACK??”

    Shawn: “……”

  280. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Zellers is a clown.

    You want the billl to p a s s, but you wont vote on for it?

    Oh well, hes your leader Minnesotans.

  281. By DRS on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    What about them DFLers who are VOTEING NO as well?

  282. By DRS on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    What about all those Minnesotan voters who say no to this Vikings bill, or any public money for any new stadiums?

  283. By DRS on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    What about all the Republicans who are voting yes on this Vikings bill?

  284. By DRS on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    What about all the DFLers who are voting yes on this Vikings bill?

  285. By DRS on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    What party is good and what party is bad, who knows, that could be tossed around forever, Should it not be what person is good or bad?

  286. By DRS on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I say keep the good person and vote out the bad, do not throughout the baby with the bath water. I say do not be party blind drones; study, know what you are doing before doing it. It is D-Day, now is the time, if you can show up and support your local team, (sheriff).

  287. By DRS on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I am saddened that I cannot be there today to add my voice to the many. I cannot afford the price to be there, so I will have to be there in spirit, have a great day and God bless you all.

  288. By Frederick Jones on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Fred

    I am not Mike B or HounDog, or anybody else! Surprise! Surprise!

    I am Frederick Jones! The greatest Know-it-all Ever!! The Truth shall be Known! Let us us all clap for Fred, Old Buddy! Come on lets do it! Ooops, Fred already has the Clap, Maybe could use more! Grin.

  289. By Rocksalt on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Good points DRS

  290. By dumber on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    When the going gets tough, the tough build stadiums!!!

    Spence is right on the Coach! The QB decision making- which Leslie was clearly behind… Remember him saying.. “I know what Donovan is capable of…” Then the huge hug when he came aboard… Being right rather than wrong is what head coaching is.

    McKinnie beat up steeler’s Harrison the first game with the Ravens. Including springing Ray Rice off tackle that he sealed for more yards on the first play, than Donovan threw for in his entire first game!

    Couple that there were good QBs and great receivers and lineman available in the free agent fest that no one in Minn. was interested in. We got Jenkins and a group of droppers out there… Should be sold to Visine. Ponder himself said, “He was ready to start.” Before McNabbb was hired. Leslie has qualified himself in my eyes as one who willo do less with more, rather than doing more with less.

    Historially I think the Vikes had the greatest teams to loose the Superbowls, perhaps being out coached. Now they are out coached most of the time. They pkayers get the most untimely penalties. Straighten up and play right!!!

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