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Breaking Down The Vikings 90-Man Roster

Posted by Mike Wobschall on May 15, 2012 – 6:36 am

The Vikings made a roster move on Monday, signing G Tyler Holmes to take the vacant roster spot created when the team waived WR Kris Adams last Friday. While that roster move doesn’t necessarily move the needle from the fans’ standpoint, it’s yet another illustration that building and maintaining an NFL roster is a never-ending process.

With the draft and rookie minicamp now complete, the latest roster move also opens up an opportunity for us to breakdown the Vikings current 90-man roster. Without further ado, here it is…

Draft Picks (10)
S Robert Blanton, WR Greg Childs, LB Audie Cole, TE Rhett Ellison, DL Trevor Guyton, LT Matt Kalil, CB Josh Robinson, S Harrison Smith, K Blair Walsh, WR Jarius Wright

Free Agents (10)
CB Zack Bowman, TE John Carlson, CB Chris Carr, RB Jerome Felton, RB Lex Hilliard, DB Reggie Jones, LB Marvin Mitchell, OT Kevin Murphy, OL Geoff Schwartz, WR Jerome Simpson, WR Bryan Walters

Rookie Free Agents (13)
DE Kevin Cyrille, CB Bobby Felder, WR Kamar Jorden, DE Eric Latimore, LB Tyler Nielson, DE Ernest Owusu, LB Corey Paredes, OG Austin Pasztor, DT Tydreke Powell, DT Terrell Resonno, C Quentin Saulsberry, OT Darrion Weems, CB C.C. Whitlock

Pro/College Tryouts (4)
DT Chase Baker, RB Derrick Coleman, G Tyler Holmes, DE Anthony Jacobs, DE Nick Reed

Pre-Draft Signees (6)
FB Matt Asiata, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, LB Solomon Elimimian, WR Kerry Taylor, CB Nick Taylor, OL Jose Valdez

Returning Veterans (47)
CB Asher Allen, DE Jared Allen, WR Manny Arceneaux, WR Devin Aromashodu, DL Christian Ballard, OL Joe Berger, LB Jasper Brinkley, OL Pat Brown, CB Brandon Burton, WR Stephen Burton, CB Chris Cook, LB Larry Dean, OG Chris DeGeare, FB Ryan D’Imperio, DT Fred Evans, S Eric Frampton, OL Brandon Fusco, RB Toby Gerhart, LB Chad Greenway, DE Everson Griffen, DT Letroy Guion, WR Percy Harvin, LB Erin Henderson, WR Michael Jenkins, OL Charlie Johnson, P Chris Kluwe, RT Phil Loadholt, LS Cullen Loeffler, OT DeMarcus Love, LB Tyrone McKenzie, RB Adrian Peterson, QB Christian Ponder, S Mistral Raymond, DE D’Aundre Reed, TE Allen Reisner, DE Brian Robison, QB Sage Rosenfels, TE Kyle Rudolph, S Jamarca Sanford, S Andrew Sendejo, CB Marcus Sherels, TE Mickey Shuler, C John Sullivan, RB Jordan Todman, QB Joe Webb, DT Kevin Williams, CB Antoine Winfield


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734 Responses to “Breaking Down The Vikings 90-Man Roster”

  1. By jon on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Great breakdown – a simple list nothing more.. wish I could be paid for producing nothing

  2. By southpaw steve upstate N.Y Viking fan on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like a lot of good plyers.
    Defense I like Chris Cook and draftee Josh Robinson on the corners.
    Winfield ss and Harrison Smith fs hopefully that will be a good secondary. Defense definitely needs to be stronger.

  3. By DRS on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium: Minneapolis council gets hand-off after Dayton signs bill
    By Frederick Melo
    Posted: 05/14/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT
    May 15, 2012 12:27 PM GMTUpdated: 05/15/2012 07:27:53 AM CDT

    Now that Gov. Mark Dayton has signed the $975 million Minnesota Vikings stadium bill, it’s Minneapolis City Council’s turn to get the ball.

    In April, seven of the 13 council members endorsed the stadium, and proponents hope that support will hold firm when the council again takes up the issue this month.

    But the bill — signed Monday, May 14, at a ceremony in the Capitol rotunda — has changed since the council last saw it.

    Council member Gary Schiff noted Friday that the Legislature had the chance to offer more than 50 amendments to the plan, but Minneapolis council members can offer none.

    That “up-or-down vote,” Schiff said, is a bad process.

    Council member Don Samuels, a stadium supporter, said his endorsement will not change. He will vote for the proposal, in part because it delivers construction jobs badly needed in his ward and includes a minority hiring guarantee.

    http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_20619985/vikings-stadium-bill-after-dayton-signs-spotlight-moves?source=rss

  4. By Lloyd Santee on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I’m looking forward to see how it ends up at the start of the Pre-Season evolving into the roster for the regular season. Most fans don’t watch preseason football as they think it’s boring and insignificant. We pureist know that’s where the team becomes a team. The only “free” chance to experiance live action. Oh and I know it’s not free, injuries and what not. What I mean is it cost nothing in the win-loss colum. SKOL VIKINGS!

  5. By DRS on May 15, 2012 | Reply

  6. By Blasphemerr on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Wobby,

    Why don’t you go tell someone important that their beloved minnesota Viking’s website is the ugliest website every constructed, and more or less, more, resembles something a highschooler wrote half asleep in his/her html class. Get professional.

  7. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    So officially no EJ Henderson? I think that’s a huge mistake, especially since we STILL haven’t found a suitable Pat Williams replacement.

    I sure hope we’re not going to be soft in the middle of the defense AGAIN this season! =(

  8. By Troutdaddy on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Blasphemerr… Really? You come onto this blog in a discussion about our 90 prospects and you trash the web-design folks? Very classy. Resembles something a right-out-of-high-school 1st-year web design student would say.Get a life dude.

    As far as our players go, I am wondering how the competition for CB and Safety are going to play out? Should be a very challenging group of players to compete for spots. As this team wittles its way down to its final roster, I am excited to see who makes thes grade. I am also hoping to see some great chemistry built between Ponder and our receiving core and Ponder and his front linemen. I think that our offensive linemen need to go and watch “Blindside” a couple of times to bond… I bleed purple… Nuf said…

  9. By Parody on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    There’s nothing “official” about EJ yet. He’s still a free agent, so he’s still available to EVERY team. I’m surprised he hasn’t signed with a team yet. That may be a good sign that he still wants to be a Viking, or a bad sign that other teams realize that even though he’s great against the run, not so much against the pass, which is a bad thing for a guy demanding as much money as a vet like him should. This is a pass happy league, and teams will be looking for LBs who can cover the pass better than EJ if they’re going to be paying him anything close to the salary that he just completed with the Vikings.

  10. By iaVIKE on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Sounds like the staff thinks Jasper can stop the run like EJ, and is a little better in coverage, and he’s obviously younger. Kind of a no brainer when it comes to the youth movement

  11. By DeerTracks on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    With this “Brand New,” and not so new team, let us hope Frazier comes up with a new runni8ng plan for Petterson,,

    Placing AP about what appears to be 15 yards back behind the QB, to start his ruin won’t make it. (again).

    Most of the time the Quarterback stands there with the ball, waiting for AP to take it. The QB has time to check out those Foxy Cheerleaders across the field, maybe yawn couple of times,

    By this time the opposing team, knowing this is a run, are also yawning, having seen this setup 100 times before, are waiting to stuff the ball up Peterson’s nose.

    The best runs Peterson has had in the past, were direct handoffs about 5 feet from the QB. The holes were still open at that time..

  12. By dakotakid59 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Now that we have that stadium issue out of the way,lets go get a couple of blue chippers and sign them to one year contracts. Someone that can do two things 1)Help us become better right away. 2) Help to groom some of the up-n-comers for the futcure.

    So maybe we can make the playoffs this year, do it for your fans.
    Rick you know your salesmanship can convence Zygi of this.

  13. By GeneWilson on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I think that if they move chris cook and winfield to safties since it would help keep them healthy, and develop harrison smith and robinson behind them, and play bowman and Chris Carr and cb, This is my personal opinion, i also think allowing some of the more competition for Middle linebacker would be good. On offense we have added some more weapons and have already had a good offense if someone could protect Ponder or open up the gaps longer for Peterson, Anyway this team is newly put together so i wasnt expecting any success, but now with a year behind alot of them and still developing a team around Ponder i think this year could become really good, Alot of people doubt this but i think that this teamis developing really nicely

  14. By Carl K on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings only have 2 players over the age of 32 – A Winfield (34) and Sage Rosenfels (34). Are these 2 guys a “lock” to make the 53 man roster?

    We only have 4 other players over the age of 30 – J Allen, K Williams, Kluwe, and C Loeffler.

    Great job Mr Spielman finding young talent!

  15. By Olafwithhorns on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I congratulate the Vikings front office for seeking intellegent non-hoodlums to build the team. Admittedly, the process may take a few years, but if they stick to it, it will pay dividends. Who knows, they might even find enough defensive backfield tallent to rid themselves of Chris Cook. I’ve never been a fan of psycho-emotional ‘projects’.

  16. By iaVIKE on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Uh oh…..one post about movin Cook to safety, and one about gettin rid of him…Spencer isn’t gunna like that. We need to at least see what Cook will do this year, he was playin well before that nonsense last year

  17. By Blasphemerr on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Troutdaddy Haha. You’re mad I believe the website to be trashy but you don’t dispute it. You then propound I have no life yet suggest I’m in college …progressing my life? Consistent.

    It’s strange behavior to get upset about an opinion that lacks a clear forum to express it in. As there are thousands of posts adhering this tactic I suppose you’re policing every blog, right? Get a life.

  18. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    And all this time I thought that the “P.E.” Cook took at school was “Phis-Ed”. !

  19. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    * Phys-Ed.

  20. By D Anthony on May 15, 2012 | Reply

  21. By Mike B. on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I say give Cook his second chance. I think everyone deserves a second chance. I hope he makes the best of it. He showed some talent for going after the ball last year. I would like to see him tackle more aggressivel I think we can win around 5 games this season as there are lots of kids on the team.

  22. By Mike B. on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Jerome Simpson too hopefully he can contribute after his suspension. I would still like to see the Vikings go after TO or Plax to see if there is some gas left in those tanks. Let’s just keep Moss out of here.

  23. By Joseph Denny on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I’m coming to Minneapolis next week May 23-28 and was wondering if there will be some Vikings mini camps to visit, I couldn’t find any info about the summer schedule. Big Joe Webb fan from Birmingham. Any Info would be appreciated.

    Thanks.

  24. By Rogerthevikefan on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    These will likely be the positions with the most compettion so here is who I think should be starters and backups in the secondary: CBs should be no.1 Cook, no.2 Bowman/Robinson, nickel Carr/Winfield, dime Burton, depth Sherels. Safeties should be FS Raymond, SS Smith, backups Blanton and Sanford, maybe resign Abdullah.

  25. By iaVIKE on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    It was awesome to hear Ponder say nothin but great things about Simpson, and how impressed he was with him. Also can’t wait to see how Childs does

    Barroooooo

  26. By Olafwithhorns on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    My gosh, I submit one post, and inspire an incoherent firestorm from the cognitively ‘flat lined’. My sole point was that there is a host of talent out there that does not come with the deliterious baggage of a conjoined criminal twin in tow.

  27. By Rogerthevikefan on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    With the money Simpson got I’m pretty sure he will make the final 53.

  28. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I agree 100%.

  29. By Rogerthevikefan on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B. Sorry but F*CK NO to T.O. He is a locker room cancer. Plus he is enjoying playing in the AFL and co- owning the team he is playing for. As for Plax he only has his size.

  30. By Rogerthevikefan on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    The team has to much invested into Cook to let him go. He is highly talented and will develop into are best CB if he keeps himself out of trouble. This is likely his last chance.

  31. By iaVIKE on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Olaf – Two posts simply saying we think Cook should get a chance this year because of how he played early last season is hardly an “incoherent firestorm from the cognitively ‘flat lined”. This is a blog, so comments are going to generate opinions from others. No one attacked what you said. Relax

  32. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Dude, relax, or some of us will have to tear apart your grammar skills:

    By Olafwithhorns on May 15, 2012 | Reply
    My gosh, I submit one post, and inspire an incoherent firestorm from the cognitively ‘flat lined’. My sole point was that there is a host of talent out there that does not come with the deliterious baggage of a conjoined criminal twin in tow.

  33. By Rogerthevikefan on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Bears QB Jay Cutler is openly questioning the Bears OLine. Probably afraid of the beating Allen, Robison, and Williams will be giveing him late in the season.

  34. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    And please don’t “inspire” some of us to evaluate your syntax…

  35. By iaVIKE on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Roger – It will be like what the Chicago D line did to McNugget last year..

  36. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    By GeneWilson on May 15, 2012 | Reply
    I think that if they move chris cook and winfield to safties since it would help keep them healthy
    —————————————————————————————–

    Husain Abdullah got 3 concussions in 2 yrs at safety that nearly forced him to retire!!! So why should we move Cook there?

    By Olafwithhorns on May 15, 2012 | Reply
    Who knows, they might even find enough defensive backfield tallent to rid themselves of Chris Cook. I’ve never been a fan of psycho-emotional ‘projects’.
    —————————————————————————————

    Psycho-emotional? You dont know what youre talking about…

  37. By Larry on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I would like to see the Vikes give TO or Plaxico a chance,they could only help the offense.Also sign OJ Atogwe,he would give some veteran help in the secondary.Anyone have any comments?

  38. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    TO- No.

    Plax- No,

    AJ Atogwe. No.

  39. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    …here we go again…

  40. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I think the Vikes have a decent roster-how ’bout we sit back, have a beer and relaxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

  41. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Titus The Great- Hahahahahahahahaha you crack me up, it’s always grammer first with you, then Viking football! Yes, Yes, take you to Yoda I will…the force he will teach you…:-)

  42. By Frederick Jones on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Carl K, from the previous blog:

    Once again a sensible statement from you. I agree Blackledge didn’t make it, and who knows why for sure. But if he had been with a championship team, I bet he would have overcome his difficulties.

    Ponder or Webb? We need both of them to blossom!!!

  43. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe I should have you proof read my novel, but I think the storyline may be too graphic for your taste.

  44. By Frederick Jones on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Pete and Repeat Freddie still has the Vikings at 8-8 for 2012.

    That should be enough to save Frazier’s job and begin building the Vikings into one of the best franchises in the history of the NFL!!!

    We can’t know at this place in time which players will star on a Super Bowl winning team for the Vikings by 2016 or so. So it’s good that we have a lot of young players. (Like Joe Webb, Quarterback and C. Ponder, Quarterback)

  45. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Fred-the reason I don’t like Webb as a full time QB is because he has too much talent to sit on the bench waiting for his opportunity to QB. I have said this time and time again, he needs to be a multi use player (similar to D. Hester) otherwise his talents will be wasted.

  46. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    One thing’s for sure … We DO NOT need to add more WRs to our roster. WE HAVE ENOUGH ALREADY!!!

  47. By New Vike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    This team has potential to be dangerous. I do use that term loosely however, as i think by dangerous i mean able to give any team a run for their money. I am not expecting alot of wins, but do expect a gritty tenacious team that could turn some heads. If they could figure out how to close games and win the tight ones, it could be a very nice year.

  48. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    But lets be realistic, in my humble opinion, some Viking fans think Webb can run his way to QB stardom-thats not going to happen. All successful QB’s in the NFL are pocket passers. You can’t teach a scrambler to be a true pocket passer-ask M. Vick.

  49. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    But lets be realistic, in my humble opinion, some Viking fans think Webb can run his way to QB stardom-thats not going to happen. All successful QB’s in the NFL are pocket p@ssers. You can’t teach a scrambler to be a true pocket 2p@sser-ask M. Vick.

  50. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    But lets be realistic, in my humble opinion, some Viking fans think Webb can run his way to QB stardom-thats not going to happen. All successful QB’s in the NFL are pocket p@s$ers. You can’t teach a scrambler to be a true pocket 2p@s$er-ask M. Vick.

  51. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I THINK I MADE MY POINT

    My pc kicked me out-I thought it was the p a s s -w o r d but it posted my original post…

  52. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier is the key to this season. He needs to step up as HC and put the pieces together.

  53. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    SS- Harrison Smith
    FS- Mistral Raymond

    CB1- Chris Cook( God I love saying that)
    CB2- Z.Bowman or Brandon Burton
    Nickle- Chris Carr or Josh Robinson

    CUT
    Marcus Sherals and Winfield

  54. By Carl K on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks Frederick – I like Ponder and Webb so much that I am not sure Sage will even make this roster. The Vikings might just go with 2 QBs. Some teams only carry 2 QB.

    The 2 undrafted rookies who I think have a real shot to make this team is:

    Tydreke Powell – 6-3 310lbs DT from North Carolina. I think he beats out Fred Evens for a roster spot. Good run stopper!

    Tyler Nielson is a solid OLB that can play inside or out and on special teams.
    Another Iowa linebacker with NFL-ready run stuffing traits.

  55. By GeneWilson on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    By GeneWilson on May 15, 2012 | Reply
    I think that if they move chris cook and winfield to safties since it would help keep them healthy
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    Husain Abdullah got 3 concussions in 2 yrs at safety that nearly forced him to retire!!! So why should we move Cook there?
    ____________________________________________________________

    Well since we now have too many cbs, and less safties, and both cook and winfield are zone specialists than it would make sense. But the injuries to Abdullah were rare many safties have been moved from CB because of the amount of injuries they have been having and to prevent another one from happening, in this for the vikings would be able to have two of their best cbs playing and would allow for other free agents to play while helping develop the other draft picks/rookies. Our safties have been garbage, so what point would they have not to move him back there?

  56. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I have zero problem moving Winfield to safety because he can excell there.

    But I disagree with moving Cook there because I think he would be a terrible safety. And besides..what since would it make to move our #1 CB to safety???

  57. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    IMO I believe we dont even have a quality #2 CB, so there is absolutely no way that you can convince me to move our #1 CB to safety.

  58. By PurpleShiit on May 15, 2012 | Reply

  59. By GeneWilson on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    well i guess you have a point since he is our # 1 safety but after paying for Chris Carr, Zac Bowman, and all the rookies. Like in my opinion it would still keep him in a leadership role and would allow for the rookies time to grow. But using all three of them at cb and maybe moving Harrison smith in the other spot at safety might be just as good, but thats if they even allow him to pay. Cook is a good CB im not going to lie, but he hasnt played a full season yet. I mean i like Cook and i think he is good but if he can excel on the deep game and play great than i dont see any reason in not playing him there. But you do have a point he is a great CB and probably deserves another chance to be at that position

  60. By Olafwithhorns on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Dear TiTS,
    So sad to hear you were born without a sense of humor. I simply had a little time to kill and decided to have a little fun and experiment(for the very first time) with this site. Got(s) to get back to my reality rooted life . . . What are you going to do?
    BTW . . . You could learn a thing or two from Vikingology hint: sense of humor
    And thank you Rodgerthevikefan for your clear and very thoughtful response to my original post. It made a lot of sense.
    And to whom ever told me to lighten up (or whatever) I thought my second comment would be would be viewed comically. Clearly, my feeble attempt failed. However, you seem to be a considerate sort with the heart of a peacemaker. Thanks.

  61. By iaVIKE on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    If Winfield doesn’t show up 100% healthy, beat out the competition for the #2 CB spot, and still refuses to make the move to safety I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if he ends up being cut

  62. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Fair point, but at the end of the day Cook isnt going to be a safety.

    I expect to see Harrison Smith and Mistral Raymond as the starters week 1.

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  64. By GeneWilson on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah probably, but I dont know about mistral raymond, i think Winfield has a better chance at being safety, and making a starter with Cook, Winfield has great zone coverage abilities, is a team leader, and the vikings dont want to risk another season without him, than to replace him in the front they will have to start carr or bowman or even robinson. but thats my opinion since i dont know who Mistral is,
    and to iaVIKE i dont think they will cut Winfield mostly because when he is healthy he is a top product, but i highly doubt he will refuse to move up to safety as long as he gets to play and is still getting paid he wont have any problem. Plus he will be dominant at the safety.

  65. By GreasyCheeseHead on May 15, 2012 | Reply

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  66. By GrandDaddyPack on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Sniffing cheese again

  67. By "SHOW YOUR HORNS" on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I think the rookie free agent CB Chaz Powell of penn st. is a good option for the team

  68. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    GreasyCheeseHead- It must suck knowing you arent the best team in the division anymore. I know the feeling.

  69. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Look at the bengal’s draft
    Rd 1, Pick 17 (17) Kirkpatrick, Dre CB
    Rd 1, Pick 27 (27) Zeitler, Kevin G
    Rd 2, Pick 21 (53) Still, Devon DT
    Rd 3, Pick 20 (83) Sanu, Mohamed WR
    Rd 3, Pick 30 (93) Thompson, Brandon DT
    Rd 4, Pick 21 (116) Charles, Orson TE
    Rd 5, Pick 21 (156) Prater, Shaun CB
    Rd 5, Pick 31 (166) Jones, Marvin WR
    Rd 5, Pick 32 (167) Iloka, George FS
    Rd 6, Pick 21 (191) Herron, Dan RB

    and they signed Vontaze Burfict. This team is going to be great for many years.

  70. By Troutdaddy on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Blasphemerr Ok,you got me! What was I thinking? That was dumb of me. I so apoligize for my rediculousness. (Really) – Please forgive me. The fact is that I guess it just annoys me when I come onto the blog to see the insights about the specific topic and out of the blue someone blogs/whines about a random subject completely off topic, but that is just me. I don’t police blogs- in fact I post myself maybe once or twice per day if I have time and I only really read the Vikings blog because obviously I am a big fan and like to hear the insights from many of the regulars here. So, again- sorry for being out of line. It just hit me wrong. Feel free to trash me again. Sometimes I just think out loud too much. When I look at my response- it was just mean… My bad. You have a Valid opinion and I was a dork.

  71. By Jason on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    winfield need to be cut. he had neck injured and wont be the same person as he was.

  72. By iaVIKE on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Gene – Winfield may have been a top product 10 years ago, but he’s not anymore. I like the guy, he’s been great for our team, but he doesn’t have the speed he used too, and with the youth movement that is going on with this franchise a 34 year old, injury prone CB might be the next cut. (look at Steve Hutchinson, Ryan Longwell) And he has said he doesn’t want to go to safety,

  73. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    So now people are starting to see what I was talking about when I originally said we should cut Winfield? Nice to see I’m doing something right.

  74. By BJack on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Wow that’s a lot of outside linebackers, safeties, and cornerbacks. Maybe if we can get some of those positions nailed down we can focus more on our receiver core and add some depth at running back for third downs (*cough* Chester Taylor *cough* miss u *cough*). Heck we could even use more depth on our D line. Blah blah blah… Let’s get it done!! Go Vikes!!!

  75. By New Vike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    All of the Winfield being cut talk in nonsense. If for no other reason the young db’s need Winfield’s leadershipon and off the field. He can still perform at a high enough level. He is not the player he was 5-8 years ago, but he still has the savvy and ball skills to be a number 2 or play the nickel. I would absolutely love him moving to safety if he would commit to it. The guy is a tackling machine.

  76. By GeneWilson on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    he may not be the same player at the CB postion he was 5-8 years ago but i agree with New vike, cause the vikings need a leader on defense in the secondary, and Winfield could be that. okay he said he wouldnt but i think if they really sat down and showed him thats what he needs to do to create such a dominant defense than i think he would. If not he could even play nickel like New Vike said. But as long as he stays a viking we will have someone to develop these rookies into pro football players and create a team that will be dominant for years to come. Steve hutchinson was let go for a rookie because they have several other lineman that could help develop young guys, and longwell had his lowest numbers in years so we needed to get younger on that spot to compete with the guys that are kicking better than he has in the past few years.

  77. By charliewest#40 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I think TE John Carlson will end up being our #1 TE this year ahead of Rudolph. Rudolph is a good player but Carlson is tremendously athletic and will be the favorite target of Ponders.

  78. By Carl K on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    @ Troutdaddy- Thanks for standing up for the Vikings website! You are free to voice your support any time. Whinner annoy me too…

    Anyway, I also enjoy the insight, news, videos and sometimes colorful commentary the fans share here on the blog.

  79. By Carl K on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Charlie- Rudolph can catch anything within a country mile…. And he only needs one hand to do it. Someone will be posting a Rudolph video shortly to remind you how great he is.

  80. By VikeFromEngland on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I think this is a really exciting time for the team, but you must be mad to cut Winfield, he can provide vital experience to alot of the young guys.

    Let’s keep this team together and add through the draft for the next 2-3 years and we can have great success.

    Although most of this depends on whether Ponder pans out as a top 10-15 QB. I think he can, but he needs to show improvement with pocket presence and clutch this year.

    SKOL!!!!!!!!!!

    p.s. Childs will be a beast WR.

  81. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Carl asked for it … BEAST MODE!!!

  82. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you Sir, may I have another? Why sure you may! =)

  83. By KoN on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    There’s no chance Winfield’ll get cut. The Vikes will end up cutting one of the veterans that they picked up in FA, probably Bowman. Wifield will compete with Carr for the starting spot (unless Josh Robinson shows something spectacular) and Carr will most likely win it. Winfield will play nickel nad he’ll continue to do so until his contract expires. Robinson will likely get gradually more time as the second CB as the year progresses and will probably take over by the end of this year or at some point next year.

  84. By OTKalil2012 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Winfield and Jenkins are 2 veterans that will be sticking around…Not only be sticking around but playing at a productive high level at their positions yet this season…

    Webb is a good player and a solid back up…

    But Ponder will be the man !!…

    Viking fans will see early this coming fall what Ponder can do…Because of a much better O-line giving him time to throw…And a QB that has time to learn the playbook…And an O coordinator who has had time to learn his players…

    And both having more toys at TE and WR to play with…

    Frazier will have a helping hand with the new D coordinator…Until he gets his feet wet…

    The Vikings have made some big moves to help protect Ponder…And some very good moves to help the secondary…

    But have the Vikings done enough at the LB position ???…

    I see the Vikings playing well inside the black and blue division…

    I see the Vikings having at least a 9-7 season…

    And I am hoping they can go 10-6…

  85. By KoN on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    True OTK, I think everyone has counted Winfield and Jenkins as out of their starting positions, however, Wifield is only one year removed being a Pro Bowl CB and Jenkins was on track to have a pretty good year last year and he has one of the highest completion percentages on our team.

  86. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, NFL.com has just released their power rankings and we’re ranked 31st..

    Get the f-ck outta here with that garbage! Seriously these “experts” dont know sh-t. Last season we easily could have started the season off 5-0 with McNabb! We are not that bad of a team!!!

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d828f8ae7/article/ravens-saints-must-overcome-adversity-dont-sleep-on-bengals?module=HP11_cp

  87. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I think these power rankings should be placed on the players lockers as motivation.

  88. By OTKalil2012 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings could have some interesting plays they could design in the playbook this coming season with the players they have on the team now…

    Rhett Ellison makes a third TE on the team that can catch the ball…

    If they had some plays with all 3 TE’s on the field at the same time…

    On third down plays…J Wright and Harvin could be set up in the backfield in the RB positions…Either could run or go out for a pass…Go in motion…etc…

    And still have max protection for Ponder in a 2 TE set…Even with giving AP some rest on a few plays during the game… : )

  89. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    If the power rankings on their lockers don’t motivate them, you could try the Power Rangers.

  90. By OTKalil2012 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer…

    I agree…Having the Vikings ranked 31st is a total JOKE !!!!…

    Vikings will surprise this season…

  91. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    They certainly motivated my daughter back in the early 90′s, I think I spent more on plastic than Joan Rivers.

  92. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    * And Cher.

  93. By KoN on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t worry about Spence and OTK, we’ll just have to prove them wrong.

  94. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

  95. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Just heard that McNabb was spotted working out on the beach……I wonder how many environmentalists tried to push him back into the water, and keep his blow-hole open?

  96. By DRS on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings sign defensive end Nick Reed, tackle Kevin Murphy

    Posted by: Dan Wiederer under The draft, Vikings Updated:

    May 15, 2012 – 5:02 PM

    The Vikings have signed defensive end Nick Reed, a move originally announced by Reed’s agent Marc Lillibridge on Twitter.

    Reed, drafted by Seattle in the seventh round in 2009, was invited to the Vikings’ rookie mini-camp earlier this month. He played 16 games for the Seahawks as a rookie in 2009. He was out of the league in 2010 and spent parts of last season with Chicago and Tampa Bay.

    Reed is 6-foot-1 and 248 pounds and played his college ball at Oregon.

    The Vikings also released offensive tackle Jose Valdez today and claimed tackle Kevin Murphy off waivers. Murphy, a 6-foot-7, 303-pound tackle out of Harvard, went undrafted last month. He signed a free agent deal with San Francisco shortly after the draft but was quickly waived by the 49ers. That allowed the Vikings to swoop in with Houston and Detroit also putting in waiver claims.

    Valdez was a practice squad player for Atlanta last season who the Vikings signed in January. Apparently, General Manager Rick Spielman and the coaching staff didn’t see enough from Valdez to keep him around for long.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/151617935.html

  97. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    * Rumor has hit that his p@sses to the Pacific were consistently underthrown.

  98. By Vikings1 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I for one would love to see Ernest Owusu make the team, he is an absolute beast at DE. The guys bench presses 225lbs 39 times, the guy is a superman and is very quick. Would like to see him push Robertson at DE or back up Jared allen and move Everso Griffin to LB.

  99. By Justin F on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Why are guys like Larry Dean and Stephen Burton considered “Veterans” when they just were drafted last year?

  100. By DRS on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    By Tim Yotter
    VikingUpdate.com
    Date: May 14, 2012

    Jasper Brinkley filled in for E.J. Henderson at the end of the 2009 season. Now, after three years of waiting, Brinkley’s best opportunity to earn the starting role full-time is just ahead of him.

    http://min.scout.com/a.z?s=63&p=2&c=1186260&ssf=1&RequestedURL=http%3a%2f%2fmin.scout.com%2f2%2f1186260.html

  101. By snookj on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    You folks are really gonna be surprised by the undrafted rookie Bobby Felder at CB.. I had a chance to see this kid play and he is spectacular!! His ball skills are off the charts and he is solid in run support.. He is a shutdown corner in coverage.. I wouldn’t be surprised if he takes someones job in Minnesota and get more run than the two draft picks.. His highlight reel is lights out!! I saw him in person and the kid is special!! Remember, you heard it here first!!

  102. By DRS on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings claim rookie tackle
    by Tim Yotter of VikingUpdate.com, May 15, 2012 at 5:38 pm ET

    Kevin Murphy Profile

    The Vikings claimed offensive tackle Kevin Murphy, who was placed on waivers by the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, according to the Pioneer Press.

    Murphy was one of the 17 undrafted rookies signed by the 49ers. Prior to the draft, he visited the Detroit Lions.

    The 6-foot-7, 303-pounder played for Harvard.

    http://min.scout.com/a.z?s=63&p=9&c=2&cid=1186737&nid=6306361&fhn=1

  103. By DRS on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Nick Reed | Defensive Lineman

    Team: Minnesota Vikings

    Ht / Wt: 6’1′ / 248

    Age / DOB: (24) / 9/1/1987

    College: Oregon

    Contract: view contract details

    [x]5/15/2012: Signed a two-year contract.

    Latest NewsRecent NewsVikings signed DE Nick Reed to a two-year contract.A seventh-round pick by Seattle in 2009, Reed is small pass rusher with a relentless motor. The former Oregon Duck has 23 tackles in 16 career games with the Seahawks, Bears, and Bucs. May 15 – 5:09 PMSource: Marc Lillibridge on Twitter

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5454/nick-reed

  104. By DRS on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Kevin Murphy

    Team: Minnesota Vikings

    Ht / Wt: 6’7′ / 295

    Age / DOB: (22) / 2/16/1990

    College: Harvard

    Latest NewsRecent NewsVikings claimed OT Kevin Murphy off waivers from the 49ers.A 20-game starter at left tackle for Harvard, Murphy was signed by the 49ers after the draft. At 6’7″ and under 300 pounds, Murphy will have to bulk up before he earns a roster spot in Minnesota. May 15 – 5:01 PMSource:

    Jeremy Fowler on Twitter

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/7988/kevin-murphy

  105. By OTKalil2012 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Snookj…

    Good to hear..

    I bet LB Tyler Nielson is a hard nosed kid that sticks around wearing the purple and gold also…

  106. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Gahh Dam…Bobby Felder is the truth!

  107. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    My boy is 5’11, 195, loves press-coverage, and has HANDS!

    When asked what he would tell the fans of the team that drafts him he said…

    “They’re getting a great guy who loves to compete all the time and a guy who plays with a chip on his shoulder. There’s no off the field or character issues.”

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1120563-2012-nfl-draft-nichols-state-university-cornerback-bobby-felder

  108. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply….”There’s no off the field or character issues.”…..Spence, I guess that means he’s not eligible for your “Dream Team” !

  109. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Nova- Lol, its not that I like guys with shady pasts, its just that the guys I like just so happen to be sketchy players.

  110. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Interesting to think about an all-time “Bad-Boy” team…..They would actually be pretty darn good…….I don’t think there is any argument at RB….it’s OJ…… back-up, Travis Henry……..QB……Kenny Stabler, Bobby Lane, Jim McMahon, Tommy Kramer could be a back-up….any suggestions at WR ?……….

  111. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Conrad Dobler (OL)….., Bill Romanowski (LB)……unanimous choices…….

  112. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Heinz Ward……oh, can’t forget about Plaxico !!!!!

  113. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    “Starting at SS……Jack Tatum….

  114. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Michael Irvin and Randy Moss at WR.

  115. By OTKalil2012 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    LB Ray Nitschski…

  116. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    “Starting at DE”…..John Matuszak……

  117. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer….can’t ague with Irvin…I think he’s STILL on crack !

  118. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    OTK……EXCELLENT CALL !

  119. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I guess you have to go with Janikowski at K….

  120. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Lawrence Taylor at LB, Ronnie Lott at CB

  121. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Jim Marshall at DT?

  122. By dumber on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    The coach has been most creative in finding new ways to loose, I hope he is on the take, because if not he really #$%*&*@###S. Expect more of the same.

  123. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with Taylor but Lott was known as a fierce, but clean hitter and never got in sh1t off-the-field.

  124. By scott on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    If you do not like it then leave you stinking loser

  125. By scott on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    message meant for Blasphemerr

  126. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Thomas (Hollywood) Henderson of the Cowgirls HAS TO make the team at LB just for pulling this off….In November 1983, Henderson was arrested for smoking cocaine with two teenage girls in California. He was accused of threatening with a gun and sexually assaulting them. He claimed that he gave them drugs in exchange for consensual sex. He pleaded no contest to the charges and served eight months in court-ordered drug rehabilitation as well as two years in prison……..Henderson made the news again in 2000 by winning the Lotto Texas $28 million jackpot…….He was living under a bridge at the time (seriously).

  127. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Actually, he was on the golf course.

  128. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    They allow the word “sex” on here????????

  129. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Throw Mark Gastineau on that list. He’ll of a D-Lineman, but a serious woman beating dirtbag.

  130. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    But not “Chr1stian”.

  131. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    PurplHaze……..Right you are !!!!

  132. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    *** He11

  133. By dumber on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Was Moss wromg? Will the Vikes ever win it all?

    If you soften the surfaces and shorten the cleats, players on defense will have to slow down, to ensure they do not get juked. Change the rules so a RB cannot put his hand down and keep going so, they will try harder to keep their feet., and slow down too. The shorter cleats will begin to disfavor giangantism less because decreased traction playes against players height and weight. Keeping the game will be hard if trends of bigger/faster/stronger continue. And then more and more bad things come out about it.

  134. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    To think I tried to model my game after Gastineau, Nova. Wasn’t happy to find that out. =(

  135. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikes will be just fine! Tell Moss to go SCR3W HIMSELF!

    Hope the 9ers cut his @ss!

  136. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I bet your G/F wasn’t thrilled, either PurplHaze……..LOLLOOLLOL

  137. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Never modeled him in that regard, Nova … =))

  138. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    HHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAHAAHAHAAAA!!!

  139. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    MOSS IS A BACKSTABBING TRAITOR!!!

  140. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    @ Fred….I know, i spelled it “Bobby Lane”, not the correct “Bobby Layne”……but you have to remember, I’ve got a small piece of brain lodged in my skull.

  141. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    The surgeons tell me they can’t remove it completely because they don’t have forceps that small…..

  142. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Which explains why I still LOVE THIS TEAM after 44 years.

  143. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Is it round and green, Nova? =))

  144. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    What did Moss do?

  145. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    You shouldn’t make fun of it, PurplHaze, I’ve also been diagnosed with CRAFT disease……….It’s a very early form of Alzheimer’s, which is rare, but becoming more prevalent in people in their 50′s. ( Can’t Remember A Fu(king Thing).

  146. By OTKalil2012 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    LB… D i c k Butkus…

    Nova.. Like the Janikowski for kicker…

    Carl Eller was feared for the Vikes… : )

  147. By OTKalil2012 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Mean Joe Greene…..

  148. By OTKalil2012 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Joey Browner for a S…

  149. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Butkus was certainly dirty enough to make it…..Finding a punter is proving tough…

  150. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer…

    My comment was in response to Dumber … “Was Moss right? Will the Vikes ever win it all?”

    And every time I think about Moss, I’m reminded that if it weren’t for the Vikings, he probably would have been bagging groceries for a flippin’ living! my memory of Moss’ true character will forever be based on THIS (fast-forwar to 0:45) …

    http://www.patriots.com/media-center/videos/Vikings-Randy-Moss-Postgame-Press-Conference—10/810DF614-A47F-4D96-A705-C0E8AD2BCA9D

  151. By OTKalil2012 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Kapp QB….Or Terry Bradshaw…

  152. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    OTK…I know where you’re coming from. But to make Spence’s “dream team” they should ideally have off-the-field issues. Browner was pretty clean, a hard hitter, but not “dirty”.

  153. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    NO DISRESPECT TO THE VIKINGS? DIRTBAG!!! UNGRATEFUL B@ST@RD!!!

  154. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    In our circles, Nova, we refer to it as CRS (can’t remember sh1t)…

  155. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    We would be remiss if we did not include George Atkinson, who twice knocked out Lynn Swann with a forearm, along with a generally dirty career…….Notice how many Raiders have been nominated ?????

  156. By OTKalil2012 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    P Shane Lechler…

  157. By mnsoldier on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I know it is too much to ask for but how about a position by position layout, so we can see how is where, other wise your garbage is no better than a plate of spagetti noodles.

  158. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Raiders lived up to the hype, Nova … Nasty and Intimidating … Ah, the good ol’ days

  159. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    S Steve At water S Ed Re ed

    LB Wil lie Lanier LB Ray Lewis LB Jun ior Seau
    CB De on Sanders CB Mel B lount
    DE D eacon J ones. DT John Ra ndle. DT A lan P age. DE Jared Allen.

  160. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Wow that did not come out good lol

  161. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Im surprised you guys haven’t said Chris Cook yet haha.

  162. By OTKalil2012 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    GDP…Yeah…Deacon Jones was an animal !!!

  163. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    S Steve At water
    S Ed Reed

    CB Deon Sanders
    CB Mel Blount

    LB Willie Lanier
    LB Ray Lewis
    LB Junior Seau

    DE Deacon Jones.
    DT John Randle.
    DT Alan P age.
    DE Jared Allen.

  164. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Given some time, he could make the list, Spencer. But I hope he doesn’t.

  165. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    OTK….Lechler is not a bad choice, you make the call between him and McAfee…………jumping in a canal IS pretty lame, but Spencer would appreciate the fact that he WAS arrested…INDIANAPOLIS (AP)
    Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee was arrested for public intoxication Wednesday after he reportedly took a pre-dawn swim in a canal in a nightlife district.

  166. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    The VIkings Cheerleader swimsuit shoot is finally here! But for-real this is so low budget, lol. Apparently the sexy place to do a swimsuit shoot is in the men’s room at a rest area on the interstate.

    http://www.foxsportsnorth.com/pages/photogallery?gid=7559&gf=617

  167. By OTKalil2012 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Warren Sapp…

  168. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Jared Allen with the mullet not without it.

  169. By Beach Viking on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    How about Lawrence Philips.

  170. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Beach Viking…..good call !!!

  171. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I think we can all agree that OJ gets the MVP……Most Violent Predator.

  172. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    lol Warren Sapp. I can name 4 both former and current Vikings DTs that I would take over Sapp.

  173. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    These should be the new Cheerleader uniform when we play in the new stadium…

    http://cdn.flirtcatalog.com/images/product/large/70/70CS101_1_.jpg

  174. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    GDP…..remember, we are talking Spencer’s Dream Team…..they have to have “issues”.

  175. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Keep the horns and lose everything else.

  176. By OTKalil2012 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Albert Haynesworth

  177. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I’d give that a yes vote, Spencer!

    And if there was a compromise that had to be made, I’d be willing to pass on the Ax. =)

  178. By OTKalil2012 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    James Harrison…

  179. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Nova which players on my list would you take out then? Alan Page became a judge so i would say him for sure

  180. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Haynesworth just has an inflated ego.

  181. By OTKalil2012 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Nova..There are no bad horns… : )

  182. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Naked with horns sounds good too! Hahahahaha

  183. By OTKalil2012 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Haynesworth cut that O-linemans face up with his cleats…

  184. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    GDP…….. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHHAHAAA!!!. No Judges on Spencer’s List !!!!!!

  185. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Definately Micheal Vick

  186. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Replace him with Mark Gastinaux, GDP.

  187. By OTKalil2012 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Cortland Finnegan…

  188. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    We are all forgetting a boy named Suh….that Lion that belongs in a cage

  189. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Ndamakong Suh or however the f-ck you spell his name

  190. By OTKalil2012 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Vick !!…Sick him Sonja and Brute !!!

  191. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Wow Nova you beat me to it

  192. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    GDP….. Vick starts at QB…..can’t BELIEVE I forgot the dog-killer.

  193. By PurplHaze on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Technically, that’s “on-field” though, OT. Spencers team needs players with “off-field” problems.

  194. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Ray Lewis killed someone!

  195. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Add in Madden for the bad-boy coach.

  196. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Ricky Williams smoked major weed before games

  197. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    *Alleged dog killer.

  198. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Greg Williams D coordinator!

  199. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, too much to scroll through – this blog has gone wild. What is the deal with Randy Moss?

  200. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    lol spencer Alleged i should say that for legal purposes

  201. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    GDP-I remember how quickly they dismissed Ray Lewis that night. Someone got killed and he was right in the mix, it was weird.

  202. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Whose Randy Moss?

  203. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    You guys might not remember it , but it was HUGE news at the time…..(back-up) WR on Spence’s dream team)……Lance Rentzel, Cowgirls… I n November 1970, Rentzel was arrested for exposing himself to a 10-year-old girl in University Park, a suburb of Dallas, Texas. His wife, singer/actress Joey Heatherton, divorced him shortly thereafter. Four years earlier he had a similar incident at a playground in Minnesota, when playing for the Vikings, but was charged with disorderly conduct in exchange for promising to attend therapy. He was subsequently traded to the Dallas Cowboys.[1] Prior to the 1971 season, the Cowboys traded Rentzel to the Rams for Billy Truax and Wendell Tucker.[2] In 1973, while on probation for the indecent exposure charge, Rentzel was arrested for possession of marijuana

  204. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    The entire 80s Miami Hurricanes with their Drug dealing glock carrying @sses

  205. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, HE ADMITTED TO PERSONALLY KILLING DOGS….don’t get me started.

  206. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    The All-Spencer Bad-boy team 2012-available in stores soon.

  207. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Titus….it’s the ” ALL-SPENCE ALL-TIME BAD-BOY TEAM”…….Lock up your daughters !!

  208. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I think he is a sports commentator.

  209. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Vick did 23 Months. Thats 13.4 dog years

  210. By Beach Viking on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Dexter Manley and Mercury Morris

  211. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Pacman Jones

  212. By OTKalil2012 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Jim Brown…

  213. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    GDP……That’s about 876,983,228 years too short.

  214. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Well, looks like I started a real blog here……

  215. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    GDP-Hahahahahhahaahaha. It’s all about dog years!

  216. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Spencer isnt it great to live in Pennsylvania?

    http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/gallery/classiness-pennsylvania-football-motivational-poster/

  217. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    For anyone who might want to make a purchase for a great cause http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7hqopH0S6c

  218. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    If the Viking’s are ranked #31 who is 32?

  219. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    uhhhh the Eskimos?

  220. By ̿ ̿̿’̿’\̵͇̿̿\з==(•̪●)==ε/̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿ ̿ ̿̿ on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    …………………….Jack Tatum…………………….Steve Atw ater…………
    ………………………………………………………………………………………
    Chris Cook………………………………………………………….Deion Sanders
    ……………………………………………………………………………………
    …………………..Lawrence Taylor….Ray Lewis…Bill Romanowsk……
    ………….Jared Allen….Mean Joe Green…..Haynewsworth…Jim Marshall

  221. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings will NOT be that bad-I really think they will have a winning record.

  222. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    LMAO Check this out
    http://edge.ebaumsworld.com/picture/tkinzie/vickpick.jpg

  223. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I have said that all along… 10-6

  224. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Deon Sanders wasn’t a bad-boy, he was a pixie.

  225. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t wait till the 49ers game

  226. By ̿ ̿̿’̿’\̵͇̿̿\з==(•̪●)==ε/̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿ ̿ ̿̿ on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Deion Sanders wasnt a character guy….so he was my kind of guy!

  227. By ̿ ̿̿’̿’\̵͇̿̿\з==(•̪●)==ε/̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿ ̿ ̿̿ on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I can wait for the 49ers game….theyre gonna blow us out.

  228. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    HAHAHAHAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!! GDP !!!!

  229. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings 41, Niners 17

  230. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Titus The Great (Predictor)

  231. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I did a land survey for a guy from Egypt last week. He told me that dog-fighting (and c0ck-fighting) were both legal and “big business” over there. I asked him why he moved to Canada…..He said ” I want to live somewhere civilized”.

  232. By Frederick Jones on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    If your boy is playing with a chip on his shoulder, it’s guaranteed that he will soon have troubles ON THE FIELD!!!

    Anger is FEAR, and no one can play with fear for long.

  233. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Ive been to mexico and have seen c0ck fighting. Sh!t is intense. I won 500 pesos thats like 50 American Dollars!

  234. By SpenSir on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I can tolerate c0ck fighting, but dog fighting makes me sick. I remember CNN repeatedly showing dog fights because of the Vick incident.

  235. By Frederick Jones on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer,

    Try not to take my last statement personally, but I have heard pro boxers and football players admit that you cannot play with a constant anger. It actually takes away your strength.

  236. By SpenSir on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Frederick- Please tell me…when does Marcus Sherals get cut from the team?

  237. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I was just sitting there watching it and at no point did I think to myself this is messed up. Does that make me messed up?

  238. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I think People Fighting is the worst.

  239. By SpenSir on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Yes GDP, it does.

  240. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I prefer mud wrestling myself.

  241. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Donte Stallworth kills someone from driving under the influence and missed 1 season and all people wanted to talk about was how Vick killed dogs. Vick missed 2 seasons. There is nothing wrong with that right. I guess we hold dogs to a higher standard than our fellow man.

  242. By SpenSir on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I think I found me a new MLB for my “Dream Team!”

  243. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Fred “Constant Anger” would be an EXCELLENT NAME for a rock band.

  244. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Here here GDP– that is on the lines of where I was going with my last comment…

    Here, here

  245. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Fear to Anger would be a good name for a band

  246. By KoN on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Surely you don’t mean that Titus, an emperor of Rome who does not enjoy gladatorial combat? Unheard of.

  247. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    You could say ” I played with Constant Anger”….

  248. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I would take Earl Campbell over OJ any day. I’m sure defenders would chose to try and tackle OJ over Campbell.

  249. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I met Earl Campbell in Houston, at a mall. I would not like to meet O.J. Simpson.

  250. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    You can kill dogs and/or kill people “accidentally” and return to the league. But dont you dare bet on the sport you play or you will be banned. That makes sense right?

  251. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Rome is progressing lately.

  252. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Correction Nova I would not like to meet O.J. Simpson, at a mall.

  253. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    The National Football League does not want any part of organized gambling, otherwise it becomes as laughable as the WWF.

  254. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Campbell was a one-man demolition-it’s sad to see what has happened to him.

  255. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&biw=1600&bih=756&tbm=isch&tbnid=mBjkf2xDuOqpzM:&imgrefurl=http://www.demotivationalposters.org/56817&docid=Kx9cZR6F9j6ewM&imgurl=http://www.demotivationalposters.org/image/demotivational-poster/0905/senior-living-packers-vikings-football-nfl-favre-demotivational-poster-1242146059.jpg&w=640&h=532&ei=7iKzT9v3NOWd6AH6h_i_CQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=177&vpy=141&dur=2311&hovh=205&hovw=246&tx=121&ty=110&sig=100161477559806845711&page=1&tbnh=129&tbnw=159&start=0&ndsp=36&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:73

  256. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry about that
    http://www.demotivationalposters.org/image/demotivational-poster/0905/senior-living-packers-vikings-football-nfl-favre-demotivational-poster-1242146059.jpg

  257. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    But its ok if you killed someone. We will let that slide.

  258. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    GDP……read ” Murder in Brentwood”……Incredible !!

  259. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Im not saying they should allow gambling let me just throw that out there

  260. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    only $6.99 niceeee

  261. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Pete Rose would support that.

  262. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    GDP….We have a lottery here (in Canada) where you can bet on any game (pro or college) every day.

  263. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I’m amost done reading American Conspiracies by former Gov Jesse Ventura. That book gets you thinking about how f-cked up this country is. Makes me want to sail Lake Erie right into Canada.

  264. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    v

  265. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    https://prolinestadium.alc.ca/

  266. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I only bet when the odds are heavily in my favor. Its not gambling if you know your going to win.

  267. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    CHECK THIS OUT ^^^^^^

  268. By Viking-ology on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    it’s never a guarantee…

  269. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Every day, every baseball, football, soccer, hockey game on the board.

  270. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t know much about it, but a very recent book came out saying OJ’s son, who has a notoriously nasty temper, did the killings– and OJ protected his son. The author claims 20 years of extensive research.

  271. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I learned that when I bet the Patriots would beat the Giants in 07.

  272. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    That is run by the GOVERNMENT…..They can be “bookies”, nobody else can.

  273. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    OJ wrote a book called “If I Did it” or something like that correct me if im wrong

  274. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I’m sure Canadians are much smarter when gambling than Americans are.

  275. By Spencer on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Lol- I think I striked a nerve with Freddie. He doesnt like it when you talk bad about Marcus Sherals..

  276. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Who is Marcus Sherals?

  277. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Who is Reggie Jones?

  278. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    OHHH Marcus Sherels

  279. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    lol

  280. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I’m pretty sure we are on the same level when it comes to gambling, GDP.

  281. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Half of Ontario goes to Vegas on vacation.

  282. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

  283. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

  284. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    When you get bored, you attend seminars. When you attend seminars, you feel like a winner. When you feel like a winner, you go to Vegas. When you go to Vegas, you lose everything. And when you lose everything, you sell your hair to a wig shop. DONT SELL YOUR HAIR TO A WIG SHOP!!!

  285. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    OjJ, aka The Juice, is innocent…

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2012/04/new-book-contends-oj-simpsons-son-was-nicoles-killer.html

  286. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    People on this blog who live in Minnesota. What are your thoughts on Jesse Ventura?

  287. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

  288. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, if you watched the trial as I did, in CNN’s early days, you know who was guilty.

  289. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/f/fuhrman-murder.html

  290. By Frederick Jones on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Nova Scotia,

    Yes, Constant Anger would be a good name for a band. I really respect drummers they almost have to be in shape to perform well.

  291. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry, that doesn’t work….

  292. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, call me Nova, I gave up calling you Frederick Jones a couple of years ago….

  293. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, I did watch it– I am not that much younger than you– I ain’t no Spencer. If you do recall, though,there was a lot of thinking that another suspect was there– two murderers. Fact could very well be that OJ’s son killed them, and that OJ came to clean up the mess — take the bodies away to protect the eyes of his children who were in the house– and to cover for his son– who was from a previous marriage– he was not Nicole’s son. The author of the book is a who’s who in the detective world– don’t be so quick to dismiss the idea.

  294. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    KARMA ….Titus ….Where is OJ now ???????????

  295. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Titus…the author of ” Murder in Brentwood” was a Detective ON THE CASE…not listed in the “who’s who”.

  296. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, call me anything you want, just don’t mention “Standard Poodle” to Sonja !

  297. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I know who Fuhrman was Nova– the author of this book was at the crime scene a couple weeks after the murders— I am not saying his version is certain– but I am open to alternative ideas. Well, to take karma to its full extent, we shall see what OJ comes back as on his next time on the planet.

  298. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, you ain’t talkin’ to Spencer or any of the kids — you better come with more firepower than that.

  299. By Frederick Jones on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    Marcus Sherels has a chance to make this football team. His quickness, courage, and attitude will be an a s s e t to these MN Vikings.

  300. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Almost midnight in Vikingland– trying to get to bed before 12–

  301. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Fred– go to bed!

  302. By Frederick Jones on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Nova, Titus,

    You could call me Fred, Freddie, Fred T., Jonsie, that Jones boy, but ya doesn’t have ta call me Frederick Jones!

  303. By Frederick Jones on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Titus,

    I order YOU to bed!!!

  304. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    OJ’s next time on the planet will be as Kurt Zeller’s personal toilet who gets his “revenge” by swallowing Zellers during a violent bout of diarrhea, brought on by eating too much of Alice Hausman’s bullsh1t to the good people of MM……All ends well, however, as OJ, Zellers and Hausman rot forever in h3ll.

  305. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    * MN

  306. By Frederick Jones on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    @Nova,

    and by then the Vikings will have won two super bowls!!!

  307. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I am off to le bed– I can see most of the kids are in bed– Spencer probably has his Teddy Bear with him.

  308. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I’m a long way away, folks, but this team has gotten me through a lot of cold winters. Thanks to everyone for putting up with me, and………PLEASE DON’T FORGET THE MAGGOTS THAT WOULD HAVE WATCHED THE VIKINGS LEAVE>>>>>ELECTION TIME>>>>MAKE THEM PAY FOR THEIR WRONGDOING<<<<

  309. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    It’s 2:00 here, Sonja has already claimed her 3/4 of the bed.

  310. By Shawn on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Awesome list for the All Spencer team …

    One name I didnt see though ,,, Lyle Alzado

  311. By Shawn on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    or Lawrence Phillips

  312. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Phillips was mentioned, buddy, but Alzado wasn’t. I didn’t forget his buddy ” The Tooz”, however.

  313. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Yet another Raider.

  314. By Shawn on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Rodney Harrison ?

  315. By Shawn on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Andre Waters

  316. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Harrison was voted the “dirtiest player” in the NFL by his peers according to a 2004 poll conducted by Sports Ill^strated. In 2006, Harrison once again topped the “dirtiest player” voting by 361 other NFL players.[11] In 2008, NFL coaches awarded the t1tle to Harrison in an anonymous poll conducted by ESPN.[12] Harrison has also been fined and suspended multiple times, and as of 2002, had r@cked up over $200,000 in fines by the NFL. A notable suspension occurred in 2002 after a h3lmet-to-helmet hit on the Oakland Raiders’ Jerry Rice.

  317. By NovaScotiaVike on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Andre Waters certainly qualifies as a genuine pr1ck.

  318. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    hollywood henderson did any1 say this guy? He did COCAINE man.

  319. By celticvikingwarrior on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    How soon we forget, what about Demetrious Underwood? He wasn’t around long enough (1st rounder- thank’s DENNY) to be classified as dirty per sa, but he was one messed up mo fo….

    G.D.P.Not to start a battle royale here but one was done by accident that I imagine probably 95% of us have done at one time or another….and would feel absolutely horrendous about, to say the least…….
    The other was done on purpose, training, rap_, mur_ _ _, for profit, and teaching kids that this was all o.k., as well as lying, cover up,etc.
    I for one hope that there is a special place in h3ll for thing’s that do this…..

  320. By celticvikingwarrior on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    G.D.P, I’ve been meaning to say MAD PROP’S for how you came up with your “name”, LIKE IT MUCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  321. By Rocksalt on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    to TITUS THE DEFENDER OF O.J.
    Anything is possible in LA!

  322. By Frederick Jones on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @celtic,

    While you are blaming Dennis Green for picking Demetrius Underwood (remember also that their was a GM or VP involved with that pick), give him credit for getting Cris Carter, Randy Moss, and Jake Reed in the lineup for many years.

    What would the Vikings have been without those guys?

    Dennis Green was one of the greatest NFL coaches of all time, in fact his W-L record was almost exactly the same as Lombardi’s at Green Bay!

    (This doesn’t include his Arizona record. Green also did an AMAZING job in Arizona, even though the W’s were harder to get there.)

  323. By Rocksalt on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    As far as Vick -
    He not only killed dogs, but killed them if they did not perform as he expected them to do in the pit.
    Although, we must also acknowledge the practice common amongst performance breeds… bird hunters will put down a dog that does not perform well in field.
    TONS of greyhounds are destroyed each year after they are no longer competitve on the track.

  324. By celticvikingwarrior on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @ FRED, I know I know, I hardly tore the guy a new one, and I actually liked many of the thing’s Denny didi for this team, drafting Randy for one.
    Remember that was a time when the head coach i.e. Denny had ALOT more power re: personel matter’s, and if i remember correctly there was no G.M. at that time,there was a “personel” guy that Denny just listened to because, well, job description.
    There were also some thing’s I absolutely went crazy over.Like the 98 championship game when he had Cunningham take knee’s and run out the clock,with what 56 second’s left (something like that) at home with the highest scoring offense in league history. heading in the direction in which Randy loved to run, looking up at the scoreboard…. I’D have fired him on the spot for that alone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  325. By celticvikingwarrior on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Man I hate this blog sometimes.
    Spend 20 minutes writing out a well thought out and conceived post (and presented) on each part of the defence, something everyone would have a comment on,. No swearing etc., nothing but football, and it doesn;t “post”
    TWICE IN A ROW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  326. By Mike B. on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred you are reaching saying Denny Green one of the greatest coaches of all time. He had a team that should have walked away with the superbowl and messed up during the Championship game. Naw good coach is as far as I would go.

  327. By Mike B. on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @ Celticvikingwarrior Feel for you bud. You may want to put your blog on word or notepad. Then copy and paste. That way you don’t lose your thoughts. The word filter here is terrible.

  328. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    So Mike B., by your logic Cris Carter was a good receiver, not great.

  329. By Viking-ology on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Wobby-are we going to get a new blog dude, sheeeeesh!

  330. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    I do admit, though, Denny Green should have won at least one Superbowl– or at least have been in one– two NFC Championships in three years. I wonder how much Brian Billick had to do with taking a knee at the end of the Atlanta game– that one made no sense.

  331. By Viking-ology on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Denny Green scr3wed up. After that ’98 debacle, he resorted to finger pointing-it all went downhill after that.

  332. By Viking-ology on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Someone answer me this: how can Chilly call a timeout and send one too many on the field.

  333. By Viking-ology on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier has no excuses this year. He needs to go .500 in mt opinion to prove his worth.

  334. By Viking-ology on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    (my)

  335. By KoN on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    VO, as long as he gets tow or three more wins than last year his job will be safe.

  336. By KoN on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    two not tow

  337. By Mike B. on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus I would consider Cris Carter a great reciever. It was analogy specifically for Denny. I think his botching of the 98 championship game and his time at Arizona would take him out of the great coaches to a good coach. I think even experts would agree with that.

  338. By Mike B. on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Viking-ology I agree with you Fraizer needs to get a .500 year to keep his job. I think he will be 2 to 3 games short. @KON I disagree he needs to have a break even season to keep his job. In my opinion the writing is on the wall, he has too many talent players not to get to .500 even in a rebuilding year.

  339. By KoN on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    That is probably the way that most fans feel, Mike, but I can almost guarantee that the Wilfs are only looking for improvement, not a full turn-around.

  340. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    KoN– you are correct.

  341. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Then again– if a great seasoned coach becomes available in the next off season and Frazier is below .500– you never know— the public scrutiny over the billion dollar stadium was fairly strong– it was not a wide margin on the vote. Wilfs know it is in their best interest to put together a winning team sooner than later–

  342. By Parody on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    The Wilfs want to build a sustainable championship team. They seem to understand that it takes a while to do that right. Most fans appear to want that to happen immediately, and will be calling for new coaches if it doesn’t happen, and they’ll be mad when we keep the same guys in place.

    Rest assured, Leslie will be given leeway for a losing season at least one more year, so long as he continues to improve the team. 2013 should be a winning year, and after that, if Leslie does things right, he’ll be continually bringing the team to the playoffs.

    I think we’re in line for anything from a 6-10 to a 10-6 record this year, depending on how well the team gels in the early games and how their luck fares in the close games.

  343. By Frederick Jones on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Celtic Warrior,

    Regarding posts that won’t post!

    There are certain words that have swear word letters in them. You may need to find out what those are:

    Examples:

    P a s s (Use Throw)

    M i c k (Use M. Tinglehoff)

    and any deliberate swear words, or derivatives may qualify as unprintable.

    You may want to cut and paste or use Parody’s method (which I find laborious, you still must know what words to avoid)

    All of us probably run into a bad post. But this blog is better than the other one’s I’ve been on…Redskins, and Lions, etc.

  344. By Frederick Jones on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    I just read that the Oakland Raiders have had 7 head coaches in the last 9 years!

    We want to avoid becoming the Raiders.

  345. By Frederick Jones on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    All of us are smarter than only one of us!!!

  346. By Spencer on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Titus- you disrespected me?????

  347. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Parody– you are correct– I agree completely.

  348. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, not me.

  349. By Parody on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Fred – That’s a pretty short list – Inaccurate too!

    Pass is a completely acceptable word, as is passed and passing. It’s the plural form of it that the site doesn’t like. There was a time when any use of ass was blocked on this site, but that has not been true for a long time. Now it’s just the assès that are blocked.

    Some other words that have caused me a lot of confusion on this site include:
    Cüm (i.e. Circümstance)
    Hòmo (Sophómore)
    Chrîst (Chrïstian)
    Hèll (Shéll)
    Bûm (Búmp)
    Lòser (Clôser)

    And many more. These are just some of the less obvious ones that you have to search for. If your post is blocked, you often have to try to find words hidden within words that COULD be used as a cuss word, if someone has a twisted enough mind.

  350. By Parody on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    “Now it’s just the assès that are blocked.”

    And yet somehow, they still let Packer fans in…

  351. By Parody on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    “All of us are smarter than only one of us!!!”

    Fred, is that why mobs have such a good reputation?

  352. By Mike B. on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    I think the Wilfs will have a lot of pressure to field a successful team very quickly the State of MN put in over a half billion into the stadium. Successful teams sell seats, so I don’t think Fraizer has as much leeway as you think. 7-9 he will probably stay. 6 or less it gets shakey. In my opinion of course.

  353. By Frederick Jones on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    Thank you for the update. I think Wobby, or someone in his department have been known to change the censure for this site.

    But your list will be helpful in the future.

    Thank you,

    signed fred l. jones

  354. By Frederick Jones on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    Have you ever noticed how easy it is to pick at people’s posts? I could tear down Michael Jordan’s basketball philosophy on here!!!

  355. By Frederick Jones on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    I liked your 6-10 to 10-6 philosophy for the 2012 Vikings, although it sounds similar to the 8-8 prediction I have been making for the last 2 months.

    It is probably better to have a range!

  356. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, I didn’t know they had…

    By Parody on May 16, 2012 | Reply
    “All of us are smarter than only one of us!!!”
    Fred, is that why mobs have such a good reputation?

  357. By Mike B. on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred I am still holding to the 5-11 for this season. I don’t have much confidence that the coach can build a successful team. I might be wrong and hope I am, but we wil see.

  358. By Frederick Jones on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Hitler was one person, but thru his speeches on poverty, he almost ruled the world.

    That certainly does not mean he was smarter than “all of us.”

  359. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, I am talking about Parody’s comment that the mob has a good reputation.

  360. By Frederick Jones on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    I don’t hold that 5-11 prediction against you. I hope that my pretentious acts towards positivity do not offend thee!

  361. By Frederick Jones on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Did I misunderstand thee?

  362. By Hotcarlgiver on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with spencer, post the power rankings on their lockers( and with nova, put the power rangers up there too, the team is now that young.) This is the funniest blog in a long time. 13.4 dog years!!! Keep mcnabbs blowhole open!!! Oh, good stuff! Also purple haze you are right, we can no longer be soft in the middle on D, or we’re givin away downs.

  363. By Mike B. on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred but he was able to convince “all/some of us” to follow him. He even got people from all over the world to laud how much sense he made. He brought Germany back from the depression. Was he smarter than “all of us” it is obvious he was smarter than “some of us”.

  364. By Frederick Jones on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    So in theory thou agrees with me?

  365. By Mike B. on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    No offense here as I stated I hope I am wrong I would love a wining season. Just have this thought we are not where we need to be.

  366. By Mike B. on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Yes I do agree Fred He was a great manipulator and probably the greatest of all time. The things he accomplished were remarkable/terrible and a lesson to us all to watch for meaning in words and deeds.

  367. By Frederick Jones on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    Many, many football coaches motivate with the same strategies as Hitler. I am mostly talking about high school coaches, because I know some that do motivate like Hitler, and do VERY well!!!

  368. By Hotcarlgiver on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Is this a world war two blog, if so I say we ‘occupy’ not liberate France, with their darn Vichy collaborators.

  369. By Frederick Jones on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    The Vikings are not where they need to be, I agree with thee! But few teams are this time of year, and certainly there are positions that might need improvement.

    Will they finish 5-11? The upside of making that low prediction is that people will not make fun of you. If one predicts a 16-0 season and they finish 6-10, you’ll be laughed at loudly.

    Thou has a good position. Thee is okay with me!!!

  370. By Frederick Jones on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @hotcarlgiver,

    Sorry about the political angle. Thou is right, thee should not resort to such conjecture!

  371. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings will win their division.

  372. By Frederick Jones on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Correction: They Vikings will win THY division.

    But I’m sticking with 8-8, and hope they do much better!!!

  373. By charliewest#40 on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    I like the range of 6-10 to 10-6 as being acceptable this season for Frazier a nd company. I see us being a 7-9 team with more room to grow in 2013.

  374. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    I so look forward to the Vikes upsetting the 49ers. It will happen. You heard it here first.

  375. By charliewest#40 on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus I wish your optimism was contagious !!

  376. By Hotcarlgiver on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Man how awesome would 8&8or better be! I agree Fred.

  377. By Spencer on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    What will be higher….Cooks interception total or the Vikings win total?

  378. By Frederick Jones on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @HotCarl,

    We can predict all we want. They have to do it on the field. Does it help for Freddie to be negative? Probably not, although that does draw attention.

    It draws attention even more than my thees, thous, and thys!!!

    I would think that if “all of us” were smart enough to SEE and comment on all the positives of the MN Vikings, that would be a winning attitude, and would help the team.

    Thou may not agree with thee.

  379. By Purple on May 16, 2012 | Reply

  380. By charliewest#40 on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,
    I don’t think we need Cook to create turnovers, he just needs to be a shutdown guy. I look to Harrison Smith for the turnovers.

  381. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Our D is going to be awesome with the improved secondary– Smith will fall apart at the dome — he won’t know where to throw and Allen and Co. will knock him out to the light rail station.

  382. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    *Alex Smith, that is…

  383. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Dennis Green lol. “They are who we thought they were.” Classic.

  384. By Parody on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Fred – I agree that 8-8 is realistic, and that’s about where I think the team will fall this year. But there’s too much left to chance to make a solid prediction, which is why I spread my prediction to include the possibility of two more losses or wins, depending on chance.

  385. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, my prediction is we will be between 0-16 and 16-0.

  386. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Matchups I’m looking forward to.

    Week 1 COOK vs Blackmon
    Week 2 Kalil vs Dwight Freeney & Harrison Smith vs Luck
    Week 3 COOK vs MOSS. AD & Toby vs 9ers LBs & Kalil vs Aldon Smith.
    Week 4 COOK vs Megatron & Kalil vs Avril or Vandenbosch
    Week 5 Kevin Williams vs Steve Hutchinson & COOK vs Wright
    Week 6 Vikings D vs RGIII & Kalil vs Orakpo
    Week 7 COOK vs Fitzgerald & J-Rob vs Floyd & Patrick Peterson vs coverage team
    Week 8 Ponder vs Barron.
    Week 9 COOK vs Sidney Rice. (My B-Day)
    Week 10 COOK vs Megatron & Smith vs Stafford & Sully vs Suh
    Week 12 COOK vs Marshall, J-Rob vs Jeffery, & KALIL vs PEPPERS.
    Week 13 Vikings DBs vs GBs WRs & former teamates Kalil vs Perry
    Week 14 AD & Toby vs Urlacher, Briggs, and Shea McClellun (idk his name)
    Week 15 COOK vs Quick, Smith vs Bradford, Kalil vs Long, Finnegan+Jenkins vs Harvin+Simpson
    Week 16 COOK vs Andre Johnson & Kalil vs JJ Watt/Brooks Reed.
    Week 17 Cook vs Jennings, J-Rob vs Jordy Nelson, Smith vs Rodgers. Kalil vs Perry/Matthews

  387. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry Week 5 COOK vs Britt & J-Rob vs Wright. Then Kevin vs Hutch.

  388. By iaVIKE on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    GDP – I Agree with all of those!

  389. By Hotcarlgiver on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    @fred, agreed. Nothing bad can come from being positive. And spencer I’m thinking cook gets 4ints and we get 8 wins. Barrooooooo!

  390. By Viking-ology on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    GDP-you forgot the week 6 updated version for Cook: Cook vs the people (sorry Spencer had to throw that in!)

  391. By Hotcarlgiver on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Had some douche with a tampon bay sticker on his car cut me off this morning! Revenge will come in week eight my friend!

  392. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Forgot another Week 8 COOK vs Vincent Jackson!

  393. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Celtic- Thanks man I appreciate that. You wouldnt happen to be a Boston Celtics fan would you. Or is there another reason why you have that in your name. Just asking because the Celtics are my new favorite team since the Kings will likely be leaving Sacramento.

  394. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    lol Cook vs the people

  395. By Hotcarlgiver on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Cook is a ‘purp’ atrator.

  396. By SpenSir on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Cook will get destroyed by Greg Jennings….once again. I dont know why but everytime Cook plays against him Jennings just has a field day!

  397. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    When has Cook played against Jennings?

  398. By SpenSir on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Twice in his rookie year

  399. By Spencer on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Michael Vick is getting married- hope to see you all at the wedding!

    http://hotspotatl.com/2758913/mike-vick-sets-a-date-to-marry-his-ride-or-die-chick/

  400. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, speaking of matrimony– did you see today the judge in Deion Sanders divorce case ruled he will pay 10,500 a month to his ex?

  401. By Spencer on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    10,500 a month? Ridiculous. His ex needs to get off her ass and get a job!

  402. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Just Googled Pilar Sanders– Oh she is a hottie and apparently an actress and producer

  403. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Who is SpenSir?

  404. By NovaScotiaVike on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    If I was forced to pay my ex $10,500 per month, I would hire a dump-truck to dump it on her lawn every month in dimes.

  405. By Spencer on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Shes cute, but I wouldnt call her a hottie though.

    Titus, did you hear about Usain Bolt breaking up with his girlfriend to focus on the Olympics?

  406. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    What do you mean Spencer she has a perfect body. That will get you far in life. Like for example it will get you married to a multi-million dollar professional athlete.

  407. By Parody on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    That’s just about 525 pounds of dimes Nova, you could easily do that on your own with a small pickup truck. If you’re going to use a dump truck, you might as well make it worth it and send her 5800 pounds of pennies.

  408. By Spencer on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    GDP- Shes what I would call “alright.”

  409. By NovaScotiaVike on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Even better….$ 10,500 worth of 1cent money orders.

  410. By Shawn on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    OK you ALL-Spencer team got me thinking what would your ALL time Viking teams look like … only rule you had to see them play, so I cant choose Allen Page because I dont remember him.
    _______________________________________________________________
    _MyALL_Time_Viking_D____________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________
    ____________Browner_______________________Griffith________________
    _Fuller___________________________________________________Winfield_
    ___________McDaniel________Studwell_______EJHenderson____________
    ________________Doleman_Millard__Randle_Allen_____________________

  411. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    You guys are nuts– she is a hottie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  412. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    I did read about Bolt, Spencer.

  413. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Tell me this is not a hottie:

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0081790/resume

  414. By Shawn on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    _Offense______________________________________________________
    __________________________Peterson____________________________
    _____________________________________________________________
    _______Harvin_______________Moon_______________Jordan_________
    _Moss_____Stringer_Hutchinson_Birk_McDaniel_Zimmerman_____CCarter_

  415. By Parody on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    That looks a lot better than some of the other pictures I saw of her Titus. When you’re looking at them all at once in Google’s image search, they kind of compile together, and let you see that she’s not always that attractive. Take this one for example:
    http://img.poptower.com/pic-22729/pilar-sanders-football-wives.jpg?d=600

  416. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    You dont catch the attention of a pro athlete by being just “alright”

  417. By NovaScotiaVike on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Matt Blair has to be in at LB ahead of EJ….Paul Krause has to start ahead of Griffith, he STILL has the all-time INT record.

  418. By Parody on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Nova – It’d be priceless to see her face when those arrive, but you’re really punishing the banker who has to cash them all more than you’re punishing the Ex.

  419. By Spencer on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    If you wanna see a hottie, take a gander at Floyd Mayweathers wife…

    http://www.memphisrap.com/mr-uploads/2012/05/Miss-Shantel-Jackson-05.jpg

  420. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    No Alan Page? Judge Page?

  421. By NovaScotiaVike on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Have to put Tark ahead of Moon.

  422. By NovaScotiaVike on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Parody….slip the teller a couple of grand…you could afford it !

  423. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    I’d put Favre ahead of everyone!

  424. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Favre abused drugs early in his career he can backup Vick on the All-Spencer team!

  425. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    This is a HOTTIE!
    http://img003.lazygirls.info/people/brittany_dailey/brittany_dailey_brittany_dailey_UC1wBOL.sized.jpg

  426. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Parody– that one is not so bad- she looks a little too made up and plastic-like, but I would certainly turn on the Titus charm. I think the pic at IMBD is the best– but that is all Hollywood– they know how to deceive. Bottom line, she is a hottie.

  427. By NovaScotiaVike on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    GDP….you’re right, I never should have dumped her.

  428. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    I left her for her mother. It was worth it.

  429. By Parody on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Favre’s career was as a Packer. He should never be recognized as one of the greatest Vikings just because he had one good year here. He looked impressive, but he did so with a team that was able to get into the playoffs without a QB the year before, so he was bound to look great.

    Moon was only around for 2.5 years, so he shouldn’t get much consideration either. It was Tarkenton who kept on taking us to the Super Bowl, so he deserves the be the QB, hands down.

  430. By Spencer on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    GDP- Brittany Daily is the Oklahoma City Thunders wh0re!

    Shes a groupie lol. Pick a girl with class next time.

  431. By NovaScotiaVike on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Lucky Oklahoma City Thunder.

  432. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer- How dare you!

  433. By NovaScotiaVike on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Although the “OKC Wh0res” would be a pretty good name for a rock band……

  434. By NovaScotiaVike on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Even better…..” The OKC Thunder Whor3s” !

  435. By Spencer on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Gentlemen, lay your eyes on Adriana Lima:

    http://www.topnews.in/light/files/adriana-lima22.jpg

  436. By Spencer on May 16, 2012 | Reply

  437. By NovaScotiaVike on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Any other body parts I can lay on her ???????????????

  438. By NovaScotiaVike on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Spence, I thought it could work, but I just couldn’t handle her snoring……

  439. By Spencer on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    LOL

  440. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry Spencer you she cant beat Vida!

  441. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

  442. By NovaScotiaVike on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    We almost hit it off, but I had to dump her…..too many vowels in her name.

  443. By Spencer on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    GDP dates girls like this….

  444. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    I dont date girls like that I just take advantage of them :o

  445. By NovaScotiaVike on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    And people make blonde jokes…..

  446. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer dates annoying ass girls like this

  447. By Frederick Jones on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    As usual I get to be the spoil sport. They can do almost anything with drawings, pictures, and video these days. What you see is not real, many times.

    It’s sad because the average woman cannot live up to these impossible images.

    Try SportsByBrooks…now NO ONE can say that those pics aren’t retouched!

  448. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer dates his Teddy Bear.

  449. By Spencer on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Gahh Dam that voice is a annoying.

  450. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    This is Nova’s wedding

  451. By Frederick Jones on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    You want to make the first hit in a football game, and anger has it’s role. But to have a “chip on your shoulder” is bad advice.

    Here is why:

  452. By NovaScotiaVike on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    You got the city right, GDP…Halifax….But I was a LOT drunker.

  453. By Parody on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Speaking of dumb Blondes….did you know that France is a country?

  454. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Here you go Nova

  455. By NovaScotiaVike on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    I’m surprised that she didn’t think “Budapest” was an insect that bothered certain religious figures.

  456. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Nova IS the liquor!

  457. By Frederick Jones on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Dan Barrero said the Twins should have replaced Ron Gardenhire after they failed to win in the playoffs for the third time. He said, “they needed a different voice.”

    Well, gee, I think Gardenhire has achieved just a little bit more than Barrero has in his lifetime. What we really need is a new voice for KFAN Dan!!!

  458. By Spencer on May 16, 2012 | Reply

  459. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

  460. By Spencer on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Alright, lets get back on topic..

  461. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, I just was eating– did not miss much.

  462. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

  463. By NovaScotiaVike on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    There is a small town in Newfoundland called Dild0, I bet Kelly Clarkson is familiar with it.

  464. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

  465. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Where is everyone? It’s like a ghost town here.

  466. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    I know Spencer is in bed– past his bedtime…

  467. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Parody is studying and thinks he will wow the class tomorrow…

  468. By Viking-ology on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  469. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Nova is feeding prime rib to Sonja…

  470. By Spencer on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Titus- whats up with all the cheap-shots?

  471. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Ah– there is life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or something!

  472. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Ah, Spencer, now you come out from the rock? Were you watching me type?

  473. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Fred is probably wondering what he cause he can champion — he is working on his copy and pasting techniques…

  474. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, all in fun.

  475. By Spencer on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Just making sure, well im off to bed.

    My teddy bear is lonely.

  476. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    HA HA HA

  477. By Parody on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Studying? Ha! That’s a laugh!

    Studying causes brain damage. It makes you think the way that somebody else wants you to.

  478. By purple08 on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Parody, Regarding dumb blonde on show with redneck/moron foxworthy… what a perfect example of how the great American Empire has truly become the laughing stock of the civilized world. Nice education system. Keep them stupid and living in fear and they will consume. What a joke. Thanks a lot, now I am depressed. Maybe keep it to football from now on.

  479. By vikefan2010 on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Bobby Felder the Undrafted Signee will be the best CB on the Vikings roster in 2 years

  480. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 16, 2012 | Reply

  481. By Parody on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    purple08 – Don’t let it depress you too much. The major problem is that we, as a society will do whatever we can to make pretty people happy. Because we go out of our way to help out pretty people, they never have to figure anything out for themselves, so they rarely try to. And, since the pretty people who are in the limelight of the media so much more than anyone who’s even average, the problem just appears to be much worse than it really is. So America just looks pretty dumb, even though we only idolize the pretty but dumb people around us.

  482. By sandiamond on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    By GrandDaddyPurp on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Look at the bengal’s draft
    Rd 1, Pick 17 (17) Kirkpatrick, Dre CB
    Rd 1, Pick 27 (27) Zeitler, Kevin G
    Rd 2, Pick 21 (53) Still, Devon DT
    Rd 3, Pick 20 (83) Sanu, Mohamed WR
    Rd 3, Pick 30 (93) Thompson, Brandon DT
    Rd 4, Pick 21 (116) Charles, Orson TE
    Rd 5, Pick 21 (156) Prater, Shaun CB
    Rd 5, Pick 31 (166) Jones, Marvin WR
    Rd 5, Pick 32 (167) Iloka, George FS
    Rd 6, Pick 21 (191) Herron, Dan RB

    and they signed Vontaze Burfict. This team is going to be great for many years.

    YUP, Bengals acquired quite a few players that we coveted here on vikings.com
    Cincy might have to be my new_ AFC team!!

  483. By sandiamond on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    udfa CB Felder on the rise! tuff, quick athlete a bit undersized but fits right in the watrbug corner scheme

  484. By Spencer on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    How tall is Bobby Felder, 5’11 or 6’1?

  485. By sandiamond on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    ‏@VikingAgeDan

    Sid Hartman: “A Good Chance” E.J. Henderson Signs With Vikings

  486. By sandiamond on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    don’t know assuming 5’10 from tape

  487. By sandiamond on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nice article here on J. Simpson:

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Pelissero_Vikings_buying_Jerome_Simpson_as_legitimate_deep_threat051612

  488. By Spencer on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    This websites says 6’1

    http://geauxcolonels.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1454

  489. By Spencer on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    But others say 5’11…

  490. By sandiamond on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    School listings always round up so he must be around 5’11 1/2 – 6′
    that’s great!

  491. By sandiamond on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    http://vikingsterritory.com/2012/freeagency/murphy-was-a-wanted-man

  492. By Mike B. on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred which in the Vikings organization think that Webb is a great QB. Do you have specific information or is this just a guess. Unless you do is it possilble that he is a great athlete without the skill set to be a great WR or a great QB. He may just be a career backup. There are many in the league that have entire careers as backups. I am thinking that’s where he fits. If you have specific information why not spill the beans.

  493. By DRS on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Time for a new blog.

  494. By DRS on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings to spend three weeks in Mankato
    Updated: May 16, 2012 – 9:37 PM

    The Vikings will spend an extra week in Mankato this year during training camp.
    The team announced Wednesday that camp opens in Mankato on July 26 and will break there Aug. 16, spending the rest of the preseason at Winter Park.
    For the past three seasons, the Mankato portion of training camp lasted only two full weeks, ending before the team’s first preseason game. The team’s preseason opener this year is Aug. 10 in San Francisco.

    The Vikings’ other exhibition games include contests against Buffalo (Aug. 17) and San Diego (Aug. 24) at Mall of America Field and a trip to Houston on August 30.

    The regular season opens Sept. 9 against Jacksonville.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/151813665.html

  495. By DRS on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Shooter Now: Vikings stadium needs retractable roof, Tommy Kramer told Roger Goodell in 2010
    Pioneer Press
    twincities.com
    Posted: 05/16/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT
    May 17, 2012 5:33 AM GMTUpdated: 05/17/2012 12:33:31 AM CDT

    Tommy Kramer quarterbacked the Vikings outdoors at Metropolitan Stadium for five seasons, then inside for eight seasons when the team moved to the Metrodome in 1982.

    So when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell visited the Gophers’ TCF Bank Stadium in December 2010 for a Vikings Monday night game against the Chicago Bears, Kramer made sure to pitch a retractable roof for a new Vikings stadium.

    “I told Roger Goodell, ‘Hey, if you don’t get a stadium up here with a retractable roof, there’s something wrong with you,’ ” Kramer said. “He said, ‘I agree.’ ”

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20636549/shooter-now-vikings-stadium-needs-retractable-roof-tommy?source=rss

  496. By DRS on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    With the “Mission Accomplished” banner firmly in place and plans being mulled
    Stadium: Mission (Almost) Accomplished

    By John Holler
    VikingUpdate.com
    Posted May 17, 2012

    All Vikings stadium supporters seem confident in the state of the bill, but the Minneapolis City Council still has to give its stamp of approval.

    as to whether or not to put a retractable roof on the new Vikings stadium, much like other occasions in which the “Mission Accomplished” banner has been hoisted a tad prematurely, the Vikings stadium deal isn’t done just yet.

    There’s one last stadium hurdle – passing the Minneapolis City Council. While fully expected, the opera isn’t over until the fat councilman sings.
    A week from today (May 24), the city council’s Intergovernmental Relations Committee will review the final legislative stadium bill and make its endorsement vote and the city council will accept (or reject) the proposal May 25. The committee is comprised of all 13 board members, whose votes will

    http://min.scout.com/2/1187234.html?refid=400

  497. By DRS on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    here is the rest of the line that got cut off in my last post

    undoubtedly transfer from Thursday’s vote to the “official” city council vote the next day

  498. By DRS on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Time for a new blog, have a great day, later.

  499. By Carl K on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    I agree- Time for a new Blog.

    ***ATTENTION Wobby***
    The blog activity has really picked up over the last 24 months.
    What do you think of the idea of allowing the fans to post/write/submit blog articles from time to time?

  500. By Carl K on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Mike – I think CB CC Whitlock has been waived… you can scratch him from the above list.

    And do you have any insight as to why we would sign OL Kevin Murphy and two days later cut him?

  501. By Mike B. on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    @Carl K I wonder what they paid him to sign for two days and get cut.

  502. By Mike B. on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    I am wondering if Larry Spooner is a blogger here. He’s overly optimistic like Tius.

  503. By Carl K on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe he failed his p h y s i c a l ? I hope he didn’t collect a signing bonus before he was cut?

    Anyway, the Vikings should have 2 spots now available under the 90 man limit.
    Who will the Vikings sign next? Maybe EJ?

  504. By DeerTracks on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Yawn, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Snore**********

  505. By Frederick Jones on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Wow…this is the 3rd day for this blog and we are at only 507 posts!

    That’s 169 a day.

    less than 2 posts per hour!

    wobby must be on vacation.

  506. By Parody on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    How many hours exist in one of your days Fred? As of right now, with 508 posts, it equates to 8.5 posts per hour. But if you round it up to 3 days, we’re at about 7 posts per hour. Not sure what kind of math voodoo you’re practicing, but I’ll bet it’s similar to what some politicians use to push their cause.

  507. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    I noticed the practice jerseys are still reebok jerseys. I guess Nike isn’t completely taking over the NFL just yet.

  508. By NovaScotiaVike on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    That’s the difference between Canada and the States, I guess. in Canada 169 posts per day would = 7 an hour.

  509. By Carl K on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Fred- 2.5 days is 60 hours… I am just a little smarter than the dumb blond in the video Parody posted- but my calculation show just over 8 posts per hour.

    GDP- your vida videos were very degrading to women… it was HARD to watch.

  510. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Wide Receivers
    Greg Childs 6′ 3″, 217 lbs
    Jarius Wright 5′ 10″, 180 lbs
    Jerome Simpson 6′ 2″, 190 lbs
    Bryan Walters 6′ 0″, 190 lbs
    Kamar Jorden 6′ 1″, 200 lbs
    Kerry Taylor 6′ 0″, 197 lbs
    Manny Arceneaux 6′ 2″, 215 lbs
    Devin Aromashodu 6′ 2″, 201 lbs
    Stephen Burton 6′ 1″, 224 lbs
    Percy Harvin 5′ 11″, 184 lbs
    Michael Jenkins 6′ 4″, 214 lbs

    WE NEED MORE WIDE RECEIVERS!

  511. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Carl K- And that Dumb Blonde video is very degrading to the American People.

  512. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    It was also HARD to watch.

  513. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    The Stupid Cycle: Stupid Americans Elect Stupid Politicians Then Blame Them For Being Stupid

  514. By Spencer on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Its time for a new blog- get creative Wobs.

  515. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    5 to 6 WRs on the roster once the season begins.
    Percy
    Simpson
    Jenkins
    Wright
    Childs
    Who else?

  516. By Parody on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    How was it hard to watch GDP? I thought it was hilarious!
    “[I thought Europe was a country...maybe Budapest is the capital of France, but I think France is a city...what? It's the capital of Hungary? Hungry is a country? I heard of the country of Turkey, but I never heard of Hungry.]”

    You have to allow yourself to laugh at this level of stupidity. The alternative is to let it bug, confuse and irritate you how it’s possible, which is likely to give you a brain aneurysm. I think laughing would be much more pleasant.

  517. By Parody on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    GDP – My first bet would be Aromashodu. He did decent enough last year to justify a spot as one of our 6 WRs. Burton and Arceneaux are still good practice squad candidates. Neither one of them did enough last year to justify moving them ahead of Aromashodu, and neither is likely to get stolen by some other team.

    Maybe they can improve enough while on the practice squad to earn a roster spot in a year or so, but right now we’re better off with the 5 you listed, and Aromashodu rounding them off.

  518. By NovaScotiaVike on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    ALWAYS the best medicine.

  519. By Parody on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s a good one from GSN. Remember to laugh!

  520. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    I never said the other video wasnt funny?

  521. By Carl K on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    GDP- I was trying to be funny. HARD was a play on words because she was ah…. Hot!

  522. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Carl K- I thought so and then others threw me off a bit.. I did think that video was funny though. Both of the dumb blonde videos.

    Like I’ve said before If you aren’t laughing you aren’t living!

  523. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Parody- Aromashodu made no impact for us. IMO he had plenty of opportunities to make plays and he failed to step up and make them. We need to cut him and give the next guy in line a chance. Hes no rookie so there are no excuses.

  524. By Parody on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Best Player Available GDP. I agree, he’s not a starter, but he’s plenty good enough to be a backup. As far as I know, he’s the best one remaining. It doesn’t make sense to cut him just because, at this point in his career, he SHOULD be doing better. If one of the other guys performs better than him, then by all means cut Aromashodu. But make them earn it. The entire group is more likely to improve if everyone knows that they have to out-perform all of the others potential players.

  525. By Parody on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Aromashodu is in the #1 or #2 spot for the first three weeks while Simpson serves his suspension. Childs and Wright are likely to push him aside eventually, but I doubt they will do it right away. It’s more likely they’ll ease their way past him as they continue to learn the NFL.

    Even AP was a backup for about the first half of his rookie season. Eventually he convinced everyone that he was MUCH better than Taylor, but he had to earn it.

  526. By Viking-ology on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Sometimes the rookie waiting system makes no sense at all. If they are better than whats on the field, make the changes.

  527. By Carl K on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    I would also say Aromashodu… Great speed.

  528. By Viking-ology on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Does anyone know if J. Simpson tried to appeal his suspension, maybe try to reduce it to two games?

  529. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    I wonder if the blog will be slow now until mini-camp.

  530. By Spencer on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Aromoshadu is garbage- provided pretty much nothing to the table last season.

    I hope Manny Arceneaux steps up and takes his spot.

  531. By Carl K on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    I also agree it will not be long before Childs and Wright move ahead of Aromashadu and even Mike Jenkins on Ponder’s go to WR list.

  532. By Viking-ology on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    I think the duo of WR’s the Vikes drafted, and Jerome Simpson will make a big impact for the team.

  533. By Parody on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Viking-ology – I think that the “rookie waiting system” is just the effect of the learning curve. A rookie may be the better athlete and football player, but because they haven’t yet experienced the NFL, they need to learn a bit before they can truly display their better skills.

  534. By Parody on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    I think we’re going to have two of each type of WR on the roster this year. The first type is the speedster. The guys who can run fast enough to get behind the faster DBs and catch the long pass with little to no contention. These are often referred to as “true number 1 WRs”. The two I see here are Simpson and Aromashodu. They’re not exactly ideal for the spot, but will suffice.

    The second type is the posession WR. Generally taller guys who may not be as fast, but can get high enough on the sideline routes to win the jumpball, especially against the shorter DBs. Jenkins and Childs fall into this mold.

    Then, of course you have the shifty slot receivers, who are elusive enough to get open for the short throws and then add their value with YAC. Enter Harvin and Wright.

    These three pairs can be mixed together in a bunch of different offensive packages to keep the defense guessing, and make it easier on the QB.

  535. By KoN on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    VO, I believe that SImpson was leaving the decision of whether to appeal or not up to his attorney.

  536. By Viking-ology on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    Parody-Good job of grouping those WR’s, I hope to see it work out that way.

    KoN-Thanks.

  537. By Hotcarlgiver on May 17, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with aroma shoes not contributing, if ponder can’t overthrow him then he’s football fast, but how far can ponder throw?

  538. By celticvikingwarrior on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    @ vikingology, I read that Simpson has said he would not appeal his suspension, was “going to take it like a man”….

    G.D.P. Sorry for misleading you, I should have done the correct (smart) thing and spelled my “name” phoenetically…..

    “CELTIC”, sould be with a hard “C”, as KELTIC, because I’m IRISH
    “VIKING”, that one’s obvious, fan for life….
    “WARRIOR” because I was in my youth, but mainly because I’m still alive, against all the odd’s….

    And LOVE the video clips, I’ll be “UP” all night !!!!!!!!!!!

  539. By Hotcarlgiver on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry for being drunk all the time, also Mullett equals playoffs

  540. By DRS on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    The Women’s Stadium

    Posted by: Lori Sturdevant under Vikings Updated: May 17, 2012 – 4:27 PM

    The old feminist contention, “If only women were in charge…” was heard anew in the wake of the 2012 Legislature’s May 10 approval of a taxpayer subsidy for a new Vikings stadium.

    DFL Rep. Phyllis Kahn, the only still-serving female legislator from the breakthrough 1972 group of six, kept a tally of how this year’s women legislators voted.

    By her count, shared via Twitter, women cast 34 no votes and 28 yes votes in total. In the House, female rejection of the project ran deep: 27 no, 16 yes. The count went the other way in the Senate: 12 yes, 7 no.

    Some observers were quick with the conclusion that women aren’t as susceptible as men to suasion by big-time professional sports interests, or aren’t as convinced that professional teams are important contributors to the common good.

    But this week brought a feminist counterpoint of sorts from Minnesota Wild lobbyist Maureen Shaver, a former adviser to GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Look at all the women who worked at high levels to get the stadium bill enacted, she said.

    First and foremost on her list was Republican Sen. Julie Rosen, the bill’s very able Senate chief sponsor.

    Also mentioned: Tina Smith and Michele Kelm-Helgen chief and deputy chief of staff, respectively, for Gov. Mark Dayton; Laura Bordelon, senior vice president, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce; Shar Knutson, president of the state AFL-CIO, and Vikings lobbyists Judy Cook and Margaret Vesel.

    Each of them played a role that was played by a man the last time I covered the legislative battle to build a Vikings stadium, in 1979.

    My answer to those who say that the stadium outcome at the Legislature would have been different if women were in charge? To an extent that would have been shocking in 1979, they already are.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/151948215.html

  541. By DRS on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Feeling defamed and slandered, Jonathan Vilma sues Roger Goodell
    Posted by: Dan Wiederer under Off the field, Vikings, NFC, Brett Favre Updated: May 17, 2012 – 4:15 PM

    Was Jonathan Vilma really smack dab in the middle of the New Orleans Saints’ bounty program? Before the NFC Championship game in January 2010, did Vilma really offer a cash reward of $10,000 to any teammate who was able to injure Vikings’ quarterback Brett Favre?

    For more than two months now, that’s what the public has been led to believe, fed those above allegations by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. And Goodell took substantial punitive action May 2 when he suspended Vilma for the entire 2012 season.

    Now Vilma is fighting back. And not just with an appeal. He’s going directly at Goodell and suing the NFL commissioner for a litany of, what he asserts, have been reckless accusations.

    Vilma filed his lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court in Louisiana

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/151945635.html

  542. By DRS on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings training camp schedule will include three weeks in Mankato
    Posted by: Dan Wiederer under Vikings, Vikings training camp Updated: May 16, 2012 – 3:34 PM

    The Vikings have announced their training camp dates for this summer with players scheduled to report to Minnesota State University on Thursday, July 26 with camp breaking three weeks later on August 16.

    The three-week stay in Mankato is longer than it’s been in recent years. Perhaps, the extended stay will be a good bonding experience for a team with a lot of new faces.

    Of course, the Vikings will mix in a trip to San Francisco to play their preseason opener against the 49ers on August 10.

    The Vikings’ other exhibition games include contests against Buffalo (Aug. 17) and San Diego (Aug. 24) at Mall of America Field and a trip to Houston on August 30.

    Over the past three years, the Vikings have broken camp in Mankato before their first preseason game and moved to Winter Park by the third full week of camp. This year, they likely won’t be back at Winter Park until Sunday, Aug. 19.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/151748315.html

  543. By sandiamond on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    enough with stadium talk, players focused on 1 thing: Success!

  544. By DRS on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings get their new stadium, but fans are still subjected to ‘blackout’ rule

    By Dan Wetzel | Yahoo! Sports – Thu, May 10, 2012 11:22 PM EDT

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl–vikings-get-their-new-stadium–but-fans-are-still-subjected-to–blackout–rule.html

  545. By DRS on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond it is not over yet, Minneapolis has to vote before we have a new stadium, it is looking good, but one cannot trust a politician at any time.

  546. By sandiamond on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    DRS i suppose so, everyone so confident of the city council vote when really there is one more breath holder moment

  547. By Raekwon Voges on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    I say we should start QB Sage R. Because he knows what he is doing. Hes been with the NFL for a long time.

  548. By DRS on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond, I am 90% sure they will vote for the stadium, a 7 to 6 vote, what worries me is the council members who want a referendum of the city voters, and if I remember one of the yes votes wanted such a thing, that yes can become a no and then what? I will rest better after the cities vote and it has p-a-s-s-e-d.

  549. By sandiamond on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    lions average 10 posts per blog lolzzzzz

  550. By DRS on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Raekwon Voges we need to put some faith in Ponder if we want to make him our QB for years to come, you do not draft someone so high in the draft just to keep him on the bench.

  551. By DRS on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Grandpa Sports Thinks E.J. Henderson Will Be Back With Minnesota

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2012/5/17/3027934/grandpa-sports-thinks-e-j-henderson-will-be-back-with-minnesota

  552. By DeerTracks on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    DRS

    Until then—-ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZSnore, Exspel gas–Foom!

  553. By DRS on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    DeerTracks, LOL.
    snore,ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, who, what, where, is it football season yet?

    LOL.

  554. By DRS on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    And Now, Your Minnesota Vikings Moment Of Zen

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2012/5/17/3026919/and-now-your-minnesota-vikings-moment-of-zen

  555. By DRS on May 18, 2012 | Reply

  556. By DRS on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Have to go so have a great day.

  557. By RichardA1 on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Expectations surpassed this year, Frazier is going to turn them into the Purple people eaters #2. I don’t know about you but I’m getting the bus times, cause there is going to be so many people at the superbowl parade there will be no place to park. Canadian linebacker looks like he gots what it takes, he knows how to play. Draft seals the deal, a excellent draft for the Vikes, soon to be legendary.

  558. By sandiamond on May 18, 2012 | Reply

  559. By sandiamond on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings developing CFL’s ‘hardest hitter’

    http://min.scout.com/4/1.html

  560. By Mike B. on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Those Blonde vids I saw last night were very disturbing esp the 5th Grader segment. I was think wow did she p@ss geography or history cl@sses. I have heard some people just go to school and attend but don’t learn anything and get p@ssed. That had to be proof it happens.

  561. By Mike B. on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Wow Wobby get the tech guys to work on the word filter. Please

  562. By celticvikingwarrior on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Frederick Jones and, sorry I’ve already forgotten who else commented, but thank you very much for the info. and idea’s re: cuttting and pasting etc. greatly appreciated. Alas I’ far to computer ILLiterate to know how, but thank’s again, I can still learn–sometime !!!!!!!!!!!

    DRS I can’t thank you enough for all your vital inormation and video clip’s. The Cleveland game is still (OBVIOUSLY) one of my all time greatest memories, and allowing me to see it again made my month…..along with the stdium vote of course. THANK’S AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!

    sandiamond, Thank you as well for your amazing ability to find video clips on some of the more obscure player’s, that are of extreme interest to me. I love watching the late round and undrafted guys so much for hidden gems such as Solomon Eliminian, etc. Thank you again as well !!!!!!!!!!!

    That clip of the Clevelend game put me in such a good place, maybe now I can finally get some much needed sleep……THANK YOU ALL !!!!!!!!! SKOL !!!!!!

  563. By NovaScotiaVike on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV5usfzPkWM another good place, Celtic.

  564. By celticvikingwarrior on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    NOVA, Thank you much, VERY kind of you !!!!!!!!!!
    Ya know it’s ironic, watching that live, the very first thing that I thought of was that Clevelend game.You have helped make my day as well, and for that I can only say, THANK YOU SIR !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  565. By Frederick Jones on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    @Celtic Warrior,

    Yes we have some talented and heroic people such as Nova and Sandiamond on Vikings.com.

    It is so easy to rip apart the posts some people put on here. I’ve caught myself doing just that recently. I erased nasty comments. I hope that I can see the good in what people contribute to this site.

    It’s easier to be negative.

    Wobby deserves a short vacation. He will get back to this site, and we will once again appreciate his efforts.

    I hope they are not changing Vikings.com blog…but it has been a great thing!!!

  566. By NovaScotiaVike on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, Thanx, but you forgot handsome, intelligent and modest.

  567. By Spencer on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    I think I had a tear run down my eye while watching this…

  568. By Carl K on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Anybody looking for a fresh new Vikings blog should check out Vikingsterritory.com

    Adam Warwas is a creative writer who posts a couple fresh blogs daily!

    He needs some readers. Show him some attention!

  569. By tdurfeightyeight on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    and you forgot to mention dork…

  570. By NovaScotiaVike on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    I’m sure Fred would have mentioned you later.

  571. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    #20!!!!!

  572. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    COOK vs MOSS. That is going to be a crazy fun match up to see.

  573. By vikingsssssss on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    cook wont able to catch moss. he is way too fast.

  574. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Yes Moss is fast but not as fast as he was in his prime in Minnesota. If Cook can keep up with Calvin Johnson then I am confident Moss’ speed will not make that big a difference.

  575. By Parody on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Greg Childs thinks that he’s the steal of the draft. While I am very skeptical about this, I hope that he is right. He’ll need to perform like a True #1 WR to make that possible, and that’s a position that we haven’t really had since Moss. Rice was good, but really only for one year, and he was more of a posession receiver than a true #1 (see my description above).

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/18/vikings-greg-childs-views-himself-as-the-steal-of-the-draft/

  576. By PAUL M on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    TOO MANY FREE AGENT RB’s — IS ADRIAN ALRIGHT?

    IT LOOKS LIKE A WALL STREET HEDGE…

  577. By celticvikingwarrior on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, I know it’s overdo however I’d like to take this opportunity to (SERIOUSLY) apologize for what I called you a few day’s ago. It was uncalled for no matter the provocation. I was out of line and should NEVER have stooped to that level. Again my sincere apologies !!!!!!!!!!

    Parody, I know alot is yet to be proved and talk is cheap but I agree with “CHILDS”. Having seen both him and “WRIGHT” play on numerous ocassions I was absolutely ecstatic when got the both of them and feel they BOTH, given the chance will do SPECTACULAR thing’s for the VIKINGS.
    HAVING also seen additional highlight’s only proved to reinforce what I already knew !!!!!
    Remember Pittsburgh’s Mike Wallace was only a 5th rd pick, and Childs rmindes me of him more than any other reciever I can think of, actually BELIEVE he could be better.
    Wright remind’s me of Carolina’s Steve Smith. We not only may have hit 2 home runs, but 2 grand slams.

  578. By NovaScotiaVike on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Celtic, I’m 55, been through my share of sh1t too, no apology necessary. I’m too old to worry about something as innocuous as a blog.

  579. By NovaScotiaVike on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    As long as I have my cottage, Sonja , the “occasional” lady friend, and good food, I’m happy.

  580. By NovaScotiaVike on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    * And booze.

  581. By NovaScotiaVike on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    * And a trip down south now and then.

  582. By NovaScotiaVike on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    And the MINNESOTA VIKINGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  583. By ozzinator on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    totally agreed Nova, all the good things in life!

  584. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    I need a new bike– now accepting donations for Titus’ new bike fund.

  585. By celticvikingwarrior on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Sound’s like alittle slice of heaven to this 56 year old, going on 96 years old !
    Thank’s for accepting……..

  586. By Viking-ology on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Isn’t it great when everyone gets along…where’s Spencer, I think he needs a hug. Ohhh Sonja!

  587. By Viking-ology on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Just kidding Spencer ;}

  588. By NovaScotiaVike on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, I just sent a check for $1000 to TNBF (Titus’ New Bike Fund) and a got a free fishing lure from TN Bass Fishing

  589. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Nova- that would get me about halfway there. Does Sonja have a bank account? Maybe Spencer can break open the piggy bank.

  590. By ozzinator on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    New bikw? Really?
    How about a new recliner with a drink holder in the arm rest?

  591. By ozzinator on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    bike

  592. By NovaScotiaVike on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    And dual exhausts !!!!

  593. By NovaScotiaVike on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    And a mutated alien hedge-trimmer that eviscerates BOTH Erin Rodgers and Clay Matthews while they are doing “Yard-work” together ???

  594. By ozzinator on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    “Dual Exhausts” – great name for a rock band!

  595. By ozzinator on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Bwa ha ha on the alien hedge trimmer!

  596. By NovaScotiaVike on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    The ” Mutated Hedge Trimmers ” would be an AWESOME name for a rock band !!!!

  597. By ozzinator on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Awesome indeed!

  598. By ozzinator on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    How about “Erin Rodgers and the hair parters”?

  599. By Viking-ology on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    I got vocals and bass.

  600. By NovaScotiaVike on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Clay Matthews on the “meat whistle”.

  601. By Viking-ology on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    I’m a big fan of Rush.

  602. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve got drums, trumpet, and xylophone.

  603. By NovaScotiaVike on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    1:30 here, SKOL !!

  604. By ozzinator on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Oh Titus, tell me you don’t play the flute.

  605. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Nope, Oz– just the three I listed. The flute is cool, though.

  606. By Viking-ology on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Peace~

  607. By KoN on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, I’d like to make a donation to Titus’ New Bike Fund, but could you tell me what the money would be going towards; the name is a little vague.

  608. By Carl K on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    http://vikingsterritory.com

    Vikings have signed OT Levi Horn…. Fred, will a practice squad OLinemen from the bears make your day?

    I spot left. I would sign EJ over another practice squad type guy?

  609. By iaVIKE on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    “Clay Matthews on the meat whistle”….I never say this but,……….LOL

    packers suck

  610. By iaVIKE on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Carl – Do you know if the vikes signed that point guard that we brought in for CB? or did he not impress in rookie camp?

  611. By sandiamond on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Nick Taylor pg/cb part of the 89 man roster. Just like all the rest trying to make the team

    thanks Fred and Celtic Viking! build it from the bottom up!!!!!!!!!!

  612. By sandiamond on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Childs and Wright two very confident young stallions. Glad to see it, should help the team in the long run and maybe even the short-term

  613. By Carl K on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Yes, the point guard Nick Taylor is one of the 89 players headed to camp at this point.

    Nick’s only real shot was as a returner… but the Vikings drafted 2 guys that have explosiveness as returners – Josh Robinson and J Wright.

    IMO, Nicks days are numbered, however I would love to see him get a shot at some preseason playing time.

  614. By iaVIKE on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks fellas

  615. By sandiamond on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    not sure but did we sign this DE Nick Reed? tape above looks good but for now just a 1 hit wonder

  616. By Carl K on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Jenkins is a no-show so far to all the offseason workouts and weight training. Tom Kanavy strength/conditions coach for the Vikings has been happy with the turnout other than the no-show from J Allen and Jenkins.

    Jenkins is coming off and injury and probably will be in competition for playing time now that we signed Simpson, Childs and Wright.

    Anyone know why Mike Jenkins isn’t at the Vikings offseason program?
    Is he still hurt? Is he too good to take part in offseason team workouts?

  617. By iaVIKE on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    I never heard a good explanation as to why Jenkins was put on IR, i always just heard “knee injury” but how bad was it? Toby blew out his knee at the end of last year and he’s been at the workouts training like a beast

  618. By Carl K on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    I think Nick Reed and D’Aundre Reed both have some talent, but the Vikings are loaded at the DE position.

    If these guys can prove they are versital and can play OLB in a 4-3 and specials teams… they might have a better shot to make the 53 man roster.

  619. By Spencer on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Wait…so you’re meaning to tell me the “unquestioned leader” and “heart of the defense” has been a no show? Interesting.

  620. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    NEW BLOG NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  621. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s just all post for a new blog– nothing else and see how long before Wobbs puts one up.

  622. By iaVIKE on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    I dunno if i blame Wobbs for not puttin a new one up after seein the very first post on this blog ha. Not necessary

  623. By Carl K on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    “Breaking Down the 90 man Roster”

    The 90 man list has really change over 4 days… It is breaking down for sure.

    Is Wobby too good for the blog now? Too famous?

    Some of you expert writers like Titus and Parody need to step up and start sending some articles into Wobby to post. A creative Fan perspective forum kind of blog?

  624. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    iaVike- if not Wobbs, who is to blame? Maybe Fred Jones? Come on.

  625. By iaVIKE on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Ha Titus im not putting blame on anyone. I would like to see a new one also. Was simply saying that comment wasn’t necessary

  626. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    I can only say, as a professional, I would not run this site as it is–of course it is easier to be an armchair quarterback than to be on the field– but I know something about writing/communications. Simply put, if I ran this site, I would have a clearly set style guide as well as a set guide on when and why to post a new blog. For example, it could be based on entries– maybe every time a blog exceeds 200 posts or based on time– say, once every three weeks, or based on news events– but when events are slow, revert back to one of the former criteria. There appears to be no guidelines Wobbs follows–

  627. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Oops– that is what I get for being critical– I made an error. Isn’t that life? Anyway, I meant every three days for a new blog– but three weeks came out funny didn’t it?

  628. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Sometimes we get blogs like popcorn– we cannot keep current– just as we get a conversation going a new blog pops up. On the other end of the spectrum, the blog goes on to infinity– and we have to scroll for half an hour to find a response to one of our posts.

  629. By Spencer on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Titus- if you were able to write one story on here, what would be the title?

  630. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, usually a title comes after I have written something.

  631. By Parody on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, but do you not start writing something only after you have gotten a topic? More often than not, the topic is an outline for the title, which I’m sure is what Spencer was looking for. You’re smart, but sometimes you don’t know when you should avoid harping on semantics and give people what you know they are really asking for.

  632. By NovaScotiaVike on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    ” Harping on Semantics ” would be a good name for a harp soloist.

  633. By Parody on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Personally, I think this would be a good time to start considering positional competitions. Of course, that’s something that I cannot write about much because I don’t have access to see what’s going on during practice. But it would be fun to consider how things are rolling out in all of the questionable positions on the team, which are numerous this season.

    Positions that should have a lot of competition include: LG/RG, TE1, FB, WR, DT2, MLB, OLB, CB2, CB3, FS & SS. Strong safety may not be as big of a competition as I’d like it to be, because Smith is already the best we have with nobody to challenge him. TE1 is probably not as much of a competition either, but I don’t think it should be guaranteed to Rudolph. Carlson is good enough to at least challenge him for the spot, and the competition will improve the both of them.

  634. By Frederick Jones on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    My fear is that Vikings.com is reorganizing their blog as we speak.

    The Lions, and Redskins are two of the previous blogs I have attended. Believe me you do not want to have the structured format those two teams use!!!

    We have been “just plain lucky” to have had the freedom that this blog offers.

  635. By Parody on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    It looks like we haven’t heard the last about Amy Senser yet. It appears that she is going to appeal the guilty verdict against her. I don’t understand why she wants to keep on pushing this. She should feel lucky that her crime comes with a maximum sentence of 4-years in prison. If I was a family member of the man she killed, I would want her to go to jail for life. She hit this guy, drove off, and then refrained from reporting it until her daughter threatened to turn her in.

    What kind of idiot comes into a collision like that and just keeps on driving? If she would have stopped and called 911, the man might have survived.

  636. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, okay, you got me–but I have no assigned “topic” and did not have the time to think of a possible article when Spencer sent his request. And we know about Spencer– next he will ask what my favorite ice cream is…

  637. By Parody on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Fred – Don’t you just love saying that you’re lucky to have freedom, when you’re in a country whose main principles are based on the idea of freedom?

  638. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Fred– you are right– I went on the Patriots blog when Randy came to us– every post is moderated before published.

  639. By KoN on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Wait…so you’re meaning to tell me the “unquestioned leader” and “heart of the defense” has been a no show? Interesting.

    So Chris Cook isn’t at the workouts either?

  640. By Parody on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Naw Titus, he’d ask you whether you think Cookies and Cream or Rocky Road is better. Then he’d tell you that it doesn’t matter that Rocky Road was recently convicted of a felony, so long as it tastes good that’s all that matters.

  641. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Parody– an idiot that was texting or on a substance– Amy knew she hit something– she must have been intoxicated. Even if the man had not survived, had she stopped immediately and called 911, she would have had less legal action against her as well as more forgiveness from the family– but there must have been a reason she did not stop. Or– she was so out of it, she really did not know she hit someone– that is doubtful, though.

  642. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Anyone know how much Frazier rakes in? Here are some top coaches’ salaries:

    http://xfinity.comcast.net/slideshow/sports-highestpaidsportscoaches/12/

  643. By Parody on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Right…and I had no idea that I hit a deer. I just figured that someone put a new speedbümp on the freeway…one that sprays red paint and rearranges the shape of my hood and position of my engine whenever I drive over it….

  644. By iaVIKE on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Yah those suck

  645. By NovaScotiaVike on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    A deer that sprays red paint ??? Must work for Maaco.

  646. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Nova– don’t joke, I saw that on 60 minutes. A deer went undercover, working at Maaco, hoping to find out what happened to one of his relatives.

  647. By KoN on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    NFL.com ranks the top ten players under the age of 25 with and extra ten who “just missed the cut” and somehow, Percy Harvin doesn’t even rank among the top 20 players under 25. Why does the NFL hate us? http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82921d5e/article/young-guns-top-10-nfl-players-under-the-age-of-25

  648. By Frederick Jones on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus and Parody,

    I have commented on the “greatness” of this blog, and how lucky we are many times.

    Thank you for your answer to my comments. I certainly have complained long and loud about this blog. But it is the best one out there right now!!!

    A big THANK YOU goes out to Mike Wobschall!!! :)

  649. By Spencer on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    This guy will be amazing- so glad we got him

  650. By Spencer on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    If he doesnt turn out to be a great CB, then stick him at FS. His ball skills are just amazing. I cant wait to see how he turns out!

    Cook + Felder 2012!

  651. By KoN on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Felder has pretty good instincts and he knows where o position himself to make the play. The thing that sticks out to me though is the fact that a majority of his INTs came on bad trows from the QB, the kind of throws that almost never happen in the NFL. He could develop into a really solid backup or nickel CB, but I don’t see him ever being a starter.

  652. By Spencer on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Wow- FOX is showing a soccer game on TV.

    Its the UEFA Champions League Final…they said its the “Superbowl” of European Soccer.

    Chelsea v Bayern Munich

  653. By KoN on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Stick with J-Rob Spence, he’ll be a good player.

  654. By Parody on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    I disagree Spencer. That video you posted looks decent, but I doubt that he can translate those skills to the NFL. Guys are going to be faster, taller and better at exploiting his weaknesses. Watching that video, I noticed a few times when he turned around and started running before the ball was snapped. If he does that in the NFL, he is going to get owned!

  655. By NovaScotiaVike on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    It’s a tough choice…..Chelsea or at sea….I think I’ll take the boat out and try to catch my supper…..just for the Halibut.

  656. By NovaScotiaVike on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Any longer and this could be titled ” Breaking down the Viking’s 90 Day Blog”.

  657. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    I thought my deer joke was funny— then I read Nova’s just for the halibut, and realized I am outdone.

  658. By Hotcarlgiver on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Please sir, can we have a new blog?

  659. By NovaScotiaVike on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks for the compliment,Titus. No halibut tonight, but a couple of NICE haddock…looks like fish&chips !

  660. By NovaScotiaVike on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Fresh pan-fried haddock is pretty good too,…..it might take a drink of rum to make up my mind….

  661. By snookj on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer.. I agree.. I told you guys a couple days ago, I saw this kid Felder in person and his skill and talent just jump out for real!! Its even more amazing in person.. His ball skills are ridiculous! I saw him against ULL and Lamar and he was the best DB on the field hands down.. The team he played on was terrible especially offensively, but his talents shined through all that.. He had very few opportunities becuz they would not throw his way after he made a play on the ball when they did come his way.. I think this kid has a chance to be special..

    KoN.. The video I see, this kid is making plays on the ball!! His instincts are scary along with the ball skills.. Those throws arent bad, hes just making plays on them.. Granted the ball will be placed better in the NFL, but Felder looks like he knows how to get hisself in position to make a play on the ball.. If he’s hungry and really goes to work, this kid can be a starter sooner than we think and possibly the next undrafted STAR!!

    Parody.. A player is a player!! This kids talent is evident and if he gets better this offseason developing the skills I see on that video, there’s no doubt he can translate that skill set and talent to the NFL!! I’m sure he didn’t have the coaching or resources he has now coming from Nicholls, so that only tells me he’ll get better.. And the bail outs on the video looked like great instincts or good film study cuz he looked like he knew exactly what the play was and had a better bead on the ball than the receivers..

    Guys… I did some more research and this Felder kid was the #2 CB in the state of LA last year behind Claiborne and #2 the previous year behind Patrick Peterson and I think the level of competition had a factor in those rankings.. But thats huge!! I also hear he’s a better CB coming out of college than former Nicholls S Ladarius Webb whos now a starting CB for a pretty good Ravens defense..(Not to mention he just signed a $50 million dollar Deal) So there’s a lineage there!! We may have gotten our hands on the next great undrafted CB who could be a potential STAR!! Let’s see how he shakes out in camp though..

    Cook + Felder + J-Rob + Smith + Winfield sounds like a pretty good group to put up against the likes of GBay, Detroit, and Chicagos now pass happy offenses.. Sounds good, but lets see what happens!!

  662. By NovaScotiaVike on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    I’m still undecided between pan-fried and deep-fried….maybe one of my fellow bloggers has an opinion…..This gives me an excuse (Like I need one) to keep drinking rum.

  663. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    The Claw Matthews Band. Sounds like an 80′s hair band.

  664. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    pan-fried

  665. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Report: Claiborne won’t be ready for Dallas Cowboys minicamp
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82935c8e/article/report-claiborne-wont-be-ready-for-dallas-cowboys-minicamp?module=HP11_headline_stack

    Uh Oh!

  666. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Just sit back and enjoy the world

  667. By Parody on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Nova – Just down enough rum and it won’t matter. Eventually, you’ll be able to convince yourself that the food in Sonja’s bowl is a fancy 5-course meal.

  668. By NovaScotiaVike on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    It’s going to be pan-fried, reason # 1……I really shouldn’t be deep-frying anything at this stage of the game……reason #2 GDP’s recommendation…….reason #3……less preparation = less Doberman drool….

  669. By Snookj on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Supporting links.. Felder may be a player people.. I sure hope so..
    http://www.sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/rene-nadeau/572917-louisiana-college-football-2011-preseason-all-louisiana-teams.html

  670. By Parody on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Nova convinced me to do some drinking tonight, and I gotta say – after a little bit of rum and coke – a simple meal of chicken and brocolli drowned in soy sauce tastes delightful!

  671. By NovaScotiaVike on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    YOU’VE GOT IT PARODY !!!!

  672. By Parody on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Snokj – That’s nice to see, but what other corners came out of Louisiana this year? Maybe they just had a bit of a drought at that position. I’d like to see all the other guys (drafted or signed as RFAs) who he beat in that writer’s “dream team”.

  673. By NovaScotiaVike on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    This blog should be entitled……… ” Breaking Down The Vlkings.com Fans”.

  674. By Parody on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    *Snookj*

    Sorry for the mistake. I’ll be blaming all my typos on Nova for insisting that I drink tonight.

  675. By NovaScotiaVike on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    (Parody)……:”Nova, I really shouldn’t drink tonight”,,,,,,,,(Nova)….”But…”…….(Parody)…..OK…OK….I can’t take the pressure” 1111

  676. By NovaScotiaVike on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    !!!!!

  677. By Snookj on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Parody.. You had Dwight Bentley from ULL, Ron Brooks from LSU, Jeremy Lane from Northwestern, Tyrann Matheau(Honeybadger), And Terry Carter of La Tech..
    Corey Chavous had Felder graded pretty high.. #22 corner on his board! Check this out..
    http://www.draftnasty.com/football/position_list/?list=CB&year=2012&ccm_paging_p_b=1
    So not a down year.. Felder just didn’t get any pub cuz his team was horrible looks like..

  678. By NovaScotiaVike on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    (Joe Buck)…..”Tim, David Ortiz is having a career year”…..(Tim McCarver)…..”Joe, your ears look bigger on here than they do on the “NFL On Fox”.

  679. By NovaScotiaVike on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    ( Joe Buck )……”Just what are you saying, McCarver”…….(Tim McCarver)……”Joe,….your head looks like a bowling trophy”….

  680. By NovaScotiaVike on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    I think that if you use the right-size hook, you could loop it around Ken Rosenthal’s bow-tie and troll for Great Whites.

  681. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Just got caught in a little of that storm– not bad, but it looked menacing– I kept riding anyway. Now, after a 50 miler, I am reading Nova’s posts and going cuckoo– halibut, deep fried haddock– — I don’t have the patience to cook– I am running to get take out.

  682. By Brad Childress' Mustache on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Good breakdown.

  683. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Does Sonja eat fish?

  684. By Frederick Jones on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    @Nova,

    “I can’t take the pressure!”

  685. By Dueyz on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    This is Leslie Frazier’s year to shine or ship out. He was given a ‘Mulligan’ last year. Our team needs motivation! He seemed like he couldn’t motivate a fish to like water. This is also Ponder’s time to show real potential, or be replaced. I saw more potential in a dwarf winning an olympic sprint than Ponder winning a SB. It’s time to justify this new stadium to the taxpayers and fans. Vikings; make tough decisions where they need to be made, and ignore popularity!!! SKOL

  686. By Shawn on May 19, 2012 | Reply

  687. By celticvikingwarrior on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    I know we now live in a world of instant gratification, an x-box world if you will, however we need to remember to step back, take a deep breath and devtlopr some patience….
    Frazier will NOT be released even if they go 0-16, (that’s NOT GOING TO HAPPEN)
    OL- 3 of 5 new starters, either personnel or position….
    WR–at least 2 rookies to have sugnificant roles…..
    TE/HB-for all intent’s and purposes an entire new group, ( yes I know Rudolph got some time last season but essencially nothing…..
    FB-new
    QB-Ponder has less than a season’s experience, let alone with all the new piece’s

    DEFENSE–
    DT- STILL trying to replace Pat Williams
    LB- entire new set of back-up’s
    CB/S- an entire new secondary, with the possible exception of a couple holdover’s, but the starter’s will, for the most part be new, as will the back-up’s
    FG/KO- not to mention a new FG / KO person…….

    The point being it is going to take TIME for all of this, and another draft or two to come together to play playoff, and eventually championship caliber football

    PATIENCE IS ESSENTIAL
    And one last thing as an aside, can we PLEASE STOP the calls to resign Abdullah, he CAN’T COVER,TACKLE OR CATCH A BALL TO SAVE HIS LIFE, in short in some 50 year’s of watching the VIKINGS and the NFL in general, he is EASILY ONE OF THE ABSOLUTE WORST SAFETIES I’VE EVER HAD THE DISPLEASURE TO WATCH…………

  688. By celticvikingwarrior on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry for all the spelling error’s etc., it’s been over 63 hour’s without sleep and I’m just a wee bit off……..

  689. By Carl K on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    Celtic- I am patient guy… but it Frazier goes 0-16 he will be looking for a new job somewhere.

    Patients is important… but 0-16 with a soft schedule and a team loaded with young talent – is just plain unexceptable.

    This Vikings team MUST atleast take a small step forward from last years 3-13 team.

    Get some sleep!

  690. By sandiamond on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings camp battles will be plentiful

    http://min.scout.com/2/1187941.html

  691. By sandiamond on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    Bengals linebacker Dontay Moch suspended 4 games for a controlled substance. Star LB Rey Maualuga likely facing a suspension also

    Not likely they would want to start Burfict so the Bengals are strongly in the LB market. Rocky McIntosh, EJ Henderson and James Farrior possible targets
    Don’t mess around Spielman! grab a linebacker for OTA’s starting in 9 days

  692. By DRS on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings sign former Bears OT Levi Horn

    Posted by: Mark Craig under Vikings, Bears, NFC, Phil Loadholt Updated: May 18, 2012 – 1:47 PM

    The Vikings have added another body to the offensive line. A big body. Goes by the name Levi Horn, a 6-7, 315-pounder who spent most of the past two seasons on the Bears’ practice squad.

    Horn, who played at Montana after transferring from Oregon, gives the Vikings some more offensive tackle depth to evaluate behind starters Matt Kalil and Phil Loadholt heading into training camp.

    Horn joined the Bears as an undrafted rookie in 2010. He spent that season and most of 2011 on the practice squad. He was activated in November of 2011, but did not appear in any games. He was released by the Bears earlier this week.

    “I’m looking forward to playing for a team with great tradition and pride,” Horn told ndnsports.com. “I thank [the Vikings] for giving me a chance and will look to improve my skills and hopefully contribute to the Vikings success next season.”

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/152066785.html

  693. By DRS on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    Tom Powers: Are owners at fault for Minnesota’s unprecedented sports skid?

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20662855/tom-powers-are-owners-at-fault-minnesotas-unprecedented?source=rss

  694. By DRS on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    Strength coach talks Gerhart, Kalil and more

    Posted By Jeremy Fowler, 17 May, 2012

    Got the chance to chat with Vikings strength/conditioning coach Tom Kanavy, who is praising the Vikings’ work ethic in offseason conditioning. I know, it’s May. Everyone’s optimistic. But workout attendance has been top notch — Jared Allen and Michael Jenkins among the few veterans missing out — and Kanavy sees a renewed spirit from his bunch.

    Anyway, here are a few notes that weren’t included in the story.

    On Toby Gerhart’s bulked up frame: “He’s a high-muscle guy, a fast-twitch guy with those thick muscles that are actually leaner than they appear. The knee (MCL tear) kept him immobile until shortly before the offseason program. Whatever excess pounds he’s carying, that will melt off.

    On impressions of rookie left tackle Matt Kalil: “I’ve had him for about four days. He’s everything I was told, everything as advertiesed. He’s a modest guy, doesn’t necessarily say a whole lot. But he’s eager to put in the work and you can already see his athleticism.”

    On defensive leadership: “Chad Greenway is a tremendous leader on defense. Brian Robison is a main fixture that other players look to. I’m pleasantly surprised how focused these guys are on wanting to be competitive this year.”

    On struggles with players working out on their own during the lockout: “If they’re on their own, they will do what they are good at. Not working on
    overall stamina, offensive lineman lifting weights and not working on cardio, skill guys not hitting weight room enough. That varies from player to player. Some are in superb shape when they worked out with their college teams. Some are self-motivated. Others took advantage of the break. And it was probably was easy for everyone to notice.”

    On bulking up for the summer: ”You definitely want to make your gains this time of year. When we go to OTAs, there are only so many hours to be in the building. Lifting. Not near the amount we’re getting right now. You want to peak that out, which is always about June 1.”

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2012/05/17/strength-coach-talks-gerhart-kalil-and-more/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+twincities%2FNWau+%28Vikings+Now%29

  695. By NovaScotiaVike on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, she eats fish, any seafood (lobster, crab, shrimp), vegetables (broccoli, carrots etc.) That dog will eat ANYTHING.

  696. By DRS on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    VikesCentric: Pondering a retractable roof

    http://www.vikingsmix.com/

  697. By DRS on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    Later.

  698. By Parody on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    Will Winfield still be a Viking at the beginning of the season? With the departure of Longwell, he’s now the oldest player on the team (technically second oldest, as Rosenfels has him beat by a couple months).

    Injuries caused him to miss more than 1/3 of the games over the past three years. Couple that with the fact that he is the 4th-highest paid player on the team – behind Peterson, Allen and Greenway – and he easily becomes the most overpaid player on the team.

    Now add in the moves the team has been making at his position this year. Two pre-draft additions who have shown potential as starters, a rookie draftee who looks to be a beast, and plenty of young competition that seems best suited at the nickel position.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love what Winfield has done here in his career, but I’m starting to believe that his career is at its end. It just doesn’t make sense to be paying him upwards of $7 Million unless he can start performing like a pro-bowler once again – for the entire season.

  699. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    A dog that eats broccoli and carrots? Now that is a special dog.

  700. By Parody on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    I think Frampton is another overpaid player. Is being a leader on special teams enough to justify a $1.2 Million salary? Generally special teams is where young players start to get their NFL experience before joining the starting squad. Frampton is coming into his 5th year, and still has not been able to earn a starting spot, and that’s with some of the weakest competition at Safety in the NFL.

    We have 4 safeties on the team who were drafted in the past two years (two were drafted as CBs). These guys should be able to handle the starting roles and special teams duties that open up with the departure of Frampton.

    And if they aren’t quite capable of filling the starting roles for both safety positions, then it gives a good argument to keep Winfield around…if we can convince him to move back to a “safer” position.

  701. By Parody on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    Nova – Does she even eat habaneros? I got my dog to do that once. He did a trick and I rewarded him by tossing the pepper to him. He caught it in the air and swallowed it before he knew what it was.

    Now he knows better.

  702. By NovaScotiaVike on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    No, I have to admit she doesn’t like anything too spicy. She loves tacos, though.

  703. By Hotcarlgiver on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with parody, frampton and Winfield are overpaid and overrated. Man I hope spielman reads this blog. Kinda reminds me of the berrian situation. Also my pug eats moths.

  704. By KoN on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    Remember Parody, Wifield is only one year removed from being a pro-bowl CB, and besides, I remember hearing somewhere that there was a clause in his contract that if he did not play enough snaps (if he was the nickel CB for example) then he wouldn’t get paid his full salary.

  705. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    What is Sonja’s favorite beverage?

  706. By Carl K on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    Parody-
    With the new rule that allows teams to carry over unused cap money to next year… well, it breaks my heart to think Winfield could get cut… but I think you might be right.

    I think Sage will have a hard time beating out Ponder or Webb on the depth chart. So, 3 million for Sage to hold a clip board over the next 2 years as the #3 QB, seems like a waste of money and a valuable roster spot.

  707. By Parody on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    KoN – Thanks for the reminder. I recall hearing about that clause somewhere. It just creates a stronger argument to move him to safety. It would get him more money, and should get more value out of him for the team. I think that the salary cap requires a team to account for the maximum possible payout if all these sorts of clauses are fulfilled, so keeping him the nickel CB does nothing but line the owner’s pocket with a couple extra million.

    The only problem then would be Winfield. I recall reading somewhere that he doesn’t want to move to safety. Which I don’t understand. That would allude that he is happier getting less money and less playing time. I didn’t think he was of that type of person.

  708. By Parody on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    Carl – I considered including him, but decided against it. Sage was not added to the team in hopes of contributions on the field. He was brought in to be the old veteran mentor to the young, inexperienced QBs. Is that worth $3 Million and a roster spot? I’m leaning towards no. You could probably get the same thing from a coach. Isn’t that one of the reasons why pro teams have SO MANY coaches? But maybe it’s the peer aspect that is valued, that Sage would provide but a coach couldn’t.

    I really don’t know, but I’m okay with the fact that we have Sage on the team.

  709. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    It makes sense if Winfield does not enjoy playing safety. Winfield is one of player I listen to who seems very articulate and intelligent. My guess is he is also one who has been wise with his finances over the years– if he enjoys a particular position, then it makes sense for him to stay at that position. How many people go to jobs because they want a big paycheck, but spend 40-60 hours a week at activities they detest– that is carazy.

  710. By NovaScotiaVike on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    I try not to encourage it, but she has a taste for beer.

  711. By Parody on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    Agreed Titus, I just don’t see enough difference in the positions for WInfield to go from loving his job to detesting it. He’d just be expected to play more deep zone than he did before. He’d still get plenty of man-coverage, especially when double coverages are needed, and he could still be given chances to blitz the QB. The only thing that he wouldn’t be seeing at Safety would be the underneath zone, which would take away chances to get tackles for a loss. Is that so important to him that he’d back away from helping the team?

  712. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    All dogs like beer, don’t they? Especially German breeds.
    Parody, I cannot see Winfield not playing for the team– in that I agree. I am also glad to see him still on the roster– we don’t want to cut every veteran- as we need a good balance of the old and new.

  713. By Carl K on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    It is hard to put a price tag on the value of good veteran leadership. I can agree with Titus and others who think the 2 senior citizens on the team add solid leadership.

    Ok, I can play on both sides of the fence on this one…can’t I? At least maybe until we get a little closer to final cuts.

    I think Frazier and Spielman will do a good job selecting the best 53 guys.

  714. By Carl K on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    Titus,
    I though all dogs liked bicycle rider?
    Have you ever been bit by a dog on one of your 50 mile rides?

    cough cough… Like I really believe you can ride 50 mile on a bike.

  715. By Carl K on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    should be “thought” not though, sorry.

  716. By Viking-ology on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    I just hope this season is not as long as last season was. I hope Frazier shows us he can be a great coach-I still have my reservations, but we’ll see.

  717. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    Dogs like to chase riders, not sure they like us. I have a few tricks for them, though.

  718. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    Where is everyone?

  719. By Frederick Jones on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with Carl K that the Vikings need to show improvement if they are to keep the current staff. In spite of that, I think it might be wise to trade/release Winfield and Rosenfels. Spend the money where it’s needed.

    We want a young, hungry football team!

  720. By Parody on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    Fred – Where/who would you spend the money on? My current estimate is that we have about $6-7 Million in cap space to work with. How much would your plan need?

  721. By Dueyz on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    @celticvikingwarrior I appreciate your points, I really do. There is merit in patience. However; there are some key flaws with your popular logic of “just give ‘em more time.” How many players/coahes in NFL history looked poor in the beginning, then turned out to be exceptional? A lot. How many players/coaches looked poor because they WERE poor? About 1000 times that! It is always a calculated risk, but we cannot base our choices off of rare exceptions. We are building a new stadium; have 4 SB visits without a ring; and have a young roster filled with potential. We are at a point where we need to energize our franchise. Other teams are finding ways to realize success with new coaches/players. We can also. Yes the league has become more about instant gratification, and I see the downfalls with that. But MIN doesn’t have that issue in recent years. Our issues in recent years have been investing in players/coaches for too long. Stubbornly insisting that we give them “more time”. If Frazier doesn’t improve over 3-13, he should be replaced. REGARDLESSS of our 2012 record…if Ponder doesn’t at least show signs of rare talent, we should consider a different direction at QB. If we continue to do things with the same mentality as we’ve done in the past, I can predict our future better than a magic 8 ball. SKOL!

  722. By Parody on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    Dueyz – Too long? Mike Tice had a record that was always improving with the team, finishing at 32-33 after 5-years. Chilrdress’ record improved by 2 games each year for his first 4-years before he was cut towards the end of his first season against that trend. Even Dennis Green had only 1 season under .500 with the Vikings, which just happened to be his final season with the team. Do you think any of these coaches deserved less time to prove themselves?

    So how is 1 year with Frazier too long? How is less than 1 year with Ponder too long? Does a QB only win the Super Bowl if he has rare talent? Eli Manning has never been considered an elite QB, but he has won more Super Bowls than his Elite brother.

    What it really comes down to is what a person thinks is enough time to determine whether or not a player/coach is a hit or miss. You appear to have set that limit at 1-year. I think that is far too short-sighted, and will end up in a team that has trouble moving away from the title of cellar dweller of the division. I think that any NFL personality needs at least 3-years to truly show their potential. Just take a look at Aaron Rodgers, (I hate to make this comparison, but it does a good job of proving my point). He did nothing for the first three years of his career, then he came in as a starter and performed good enough to earn the 2nd worst spot in the NFC North ahead of the record setting 0-16 Lions. Now he is considered one of the best QBs in the NFL.

    I understand that you don’t see the benefit in being patient for that long, but tell me, how many times have teams benefited more by being less patient than that?

  723. By Parody on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    I was just a few years younger at the time, but I was laughing at Green Bay for cutting ties with Favre to move on to Aaron Rodgers, who was only able to post a 6-10 record in his 4th season in the NFL. Now I’m kicking myself for being so short-sighted. I hate Rodgers with a passion, the same way that I hated Favre, and both are because of the success that has been had with the team that they represent.

  724. By Carl K on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier was 3-3 in 2010.
    3-13 in 2011

    This is an important year for coach Frazier to show improvement and turn a corner – which I believe he will. But he is now on the clock.

    I strongly disagree (with celtic) that Frazier has a green light to go 0-16 this year.
    An 0-16 season would give Frazier an overall record of 6-32.

    Coaches get fired all the time with much better records than that.

    But it ain’t gonna happen… Frazier and this young Vikings team will finish 10-6.

  725. By Videonutjg on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    I’m excited to see what impact Childs and Wright can make in the receiving game. I have watched them play here in Arkansas and to see them go to my beloved Vikes really makes me happy!

  726. By Carl K on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    Here is my list of the top 5 “worst” NFL head coaches since 2000.
    1. Cam Cameron – 1-15 Miami 2007. (18-37 as a college head coach)
    2. Marty Mornhinweg – 5-27 Detroit 2001-2002
    3. Rod Marinelli – 10-38 Detroit 2006-2008
    4. Jim Zorn – 12-20 Washington 2008-2009
    5. Dave Campo – 15-33 Cleveland 2003-2004

  727. By celticvikingwarrior on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    @ Carl K, Are you kidding me , I NEVER said that “Frazier has a green light to 0-16″. What I said was ….”EVEN IF HE WENT 0-16 (THAT WON’T HAPPEN)….” My point being that if, God forbid, they were to suffer ctastrophic injuies at the most crucial positions, they lose 12 games by 2 points or less, and 4 more by 5 or less, and on, and on…..that Frazier would NOT deserve to be fired because I FIRMLY BELIEVE that his 3-5 year window for turning this thing around actually BEGIN’S THIS SEASON.
    Last season was one that I consider somewhat of “freebie” (I know, stupid choice of a word, just couldn’t think of anything else) as he was dealing with MANY thing’s from the Childress “era”. McKinnie, as just one “small” example.
    In addition to multitude of thing’s completely out of his control, i.e. roof collapse, injuries, no G.M. etc.
    The bottom line is they no have a workable plan where the “leader’s” are on the same page, and in the proper place, such as the G. M. situation, the stadium situation, the DRAFT AND FREE AGENT’S etc.
    The FRAZIER ERA BEGIN’S THIS YEAR (WITH A BOATLOAD OF OPTIMISM I MIGHT ADD)

  728. By celticvikingwarrior on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    And as I said before 0-16 WON’T HAPPEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  729. By Dueyz on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    Parody – So you discount my point of rare exceptions by citing rare exceptions? And you want to cite Childress as part of a success story for more patience? I’ll just agree to disagree.

    I didn’t say 1 year is too long for Frazier. 1 year=16 games. Frazier has already had 22, and I said to give him until the end of this season. That is 38 (excluding preseason/postseason), which is PLENTY to base a calculated decision upon. I said AFTER this year, Ponder needs to have shown rare talent. (be that with managing skills or athletic ones) He already has 10 games and I’m suggesting 16 more. Ponder was a 1st round QB pick…it’s reasonable to at least want to see SIGNS of rare talent after 26 games.

    Yes, only QBs with rare talent win SBs. The only exceptions have been exceptional teams surrounding the QB. And I promise you no franchise sets that as their goal in the very beginning. I am not suggesting that we jump the gun where patience is justified. I am suggesting that we do not hesitate to pull the trigger when/if we determine someone is not working out.

    My point is that dragging our feet and feeding the “more time” monster will result in MIN being cellar dwellars far more often than moving beyond players/coaches who don’t work after a reasonable time. I suppose we disagree on what that amount of time is. We can send all the players/coaches we cut “prematurely” to Seattle with T-Jack. They seem to have room for people who are going to be superstars, but just needed “more time” than a short sighted MIN would offer. SKOL

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