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Vikings Get 6 Draft Picks Under Contract

Posted by Mike Wobschall on May 22, 2012 – 1:31 pm

NFL teams have begun the process of signing their draft picks over the past few weeks and the Vikings have jumped into the mix as well. On Tuesday the team made official the signing of 6 selections from last month’s NFL Draft.

The players who’ve signed contracts are: 4th-round WRs Greg Childs and Jarius Wright, 5th-round DB Robert Blanton, 6th-round K Blair Walsh, 7th-round LB Audie Cole and 7th-round DT Trevor Guyton.

Signing this year’s draft class is a tall task because, for the second consecutive year, the Vikings have 10 selections. Tuesday’s news that six are now under contract leaves four players who’ve yet to sign their deals. They are: 1st-round LT Matt Kalil, 1st-round S Harrison Smith, 3rd-round CB Josh Robinson and 4th-round TE Rhett Ellison.

Click here to read more about the Vikings 2012 draft class.


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173 Responses to “Vikings Get 6 Draft Picks Under Contract”

  1. By Spencer on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Michael Wobschall- have we given up on Hussain Abdullah?

    I Haven’t heard about him for 2 months.

  2. By RichardA1 on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I have my goblet of beer and turkey leg ready for the Superbowl parade, ready to stand there and cheer them as they go bye. Were going to be A#1 this year, doubters stand back!

  3. By Derrick.G on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Who? Sane Ab Who? la?

  4. By James_VikingsFanSince1998 on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Out of this draft I think Matt Kalil, Harrison Smith, Greg Childs, Blair Walsh and Josh Robinson will be the only difference makers. I like Jarius Wright but he will never start over Harvin in the slot. He’ll make a good back up though.

  5. By RichardA1 on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Go to youtube and look at the highlight real for Elimimien, the linebacker from Canada they signed, he won the hardest hitter of the year award! he really really looks good, he is the real thing. (this is like the first Rocky movie, the champ did’nt believe in Rocky and his trainer told him, hey this guys for real, and the Champ would’nt listen to him) So good its scary!

  6. By OTKalil2012 on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    DeerTracks take a chill pill….

    Maybe fans like playing blog tag a little DeerTracks..Really could care less if that meets to your personal standards…

    If a person wants to blog and have a little fun doing it…Heaven forbid they may stray from the subject and do just that…

    This is really serious stuff we write on here…World changing events for sure !!!…. : /

    Good to see players finally getting signed up…Now they can get their minds on football…Instead of contracts and signing bonuses…

  7. By Derrick.G on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Okay, hes a hard hitter…….but can he cover? Can he handle getting juked out by a rb?

  8. By RWF1984 on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Last I heard back in March that Hussain Abdullah that the Vikings gave him a 1 year contract and that Hussain was going to think about it and see if he gets any better offers! So far from my understanding of that is that he is hoping to get a better contract offer!

  9. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    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.

  10. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

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

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

    He can repeat the same success with the MN Vikings.

  11. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Consistency is critical in the coaching profession. That is why you want to get behind our current head coach, Leslie Frazier. The following is what Bud Grant said about head coaches in a book called The Sixteenth Year:

    “If there is a shakeup, Grant said, “it usually starts with the head coach. If my job is secure and I’m not living on thin ice from game to game, then everyone around me feels a little more relaxed and can concentrate on their jobs. They’re not always worrying about what may happen to my job or their jobs.”

    All Jonesie is saying is give Frazier a chance!!!

  12. By DeerTracks on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    OTK,

    I tok a chill pill, and the results were, I noted that you agree with almost everything Mike B posts!

    If Mike B states his butt is purple, you would agree! I*f he states Peanut Butter and Cow poop taste the same, you would agree!

    Now back to Football—–Sign Natt Kalil, like right NOW!

  13. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    The other ten players on the team make the quarterback. Yes, he still must make the throws, and the decisions, but there are many, many QBs that might have made it except for the team they played for, didn’t have enough talent on the field. Jamarcus Russell, Ryan Leaf, Tim Couch, etc.

    You may argue that the great ones of Montana, Tarkenton, Marino, would not have made it if their team was as bad as the Saints, and Patriots of the late 1960′s and early 1970′s.

    Joe Willie Gilliam was another one. Great skills, bad team.

    It is a myth that the QB makes the team great. The truth is it is the team that makes the QB great. You can’t have one without the other!

    The great Ponder-Webb machine will succeed if the supporting cast is there.

  14. By DeerTracks on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Thats’ Matt, baby—

  15. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder-Webb could be similar to Montana-Young if the line can block well enough, the runners can get through the line, and the receivers can catch the ball frequently in open spaces.

    The defense will have to hold the other team’s offense down, and the specialty teams will have to surprise the opposition.

    TEAM!

  16. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    DeerTracks and OTK quit arguing.

    Jonesie has never been known to argue. lol

  17. By Carl K on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Jonesie… Freddy my man… if you are so high on Frazier, why did you want a GM so badly? A GM position limits Frazier’s overall power?

    You my friend, were the biggest advicate for a GM… and now you’re trying to sell us that Frazier is the best thing since sliced bread. ???

    Freddy, you were the one that wanted Frazier’s control limited?

    Why now a love fest for Frazier? Do you feel guilty for stabbing him in the back a few months ago????

  18. By Spencer on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Preach Carl, preach!

  19. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    @Carl K.,

    Well just like I don’t read all your posts, obviously you have not read all my posts. I came out YEARS ago saying the coach should have final say-so on all draft picks and trades.

    Bud Grant had that privilege, and had success. The verbose one – Belichick has that right.

    Why so much hate Carl?

  20. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t mind if people accuse me of things that I have done. But I do mind if people accuse me of things that I actually campaigned for…like the head coach being the GM, loyalty towards the head coach, and etc.

    There is a time and place for everything of course, but I have always been for Coach Frazier.

  21. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I wanted to see a GM to take charge of the 3-headed monster of VPs. Spielman was not mentioned by me except as a last resort candidate. My favorite candidate was Dennis Green. You can look that one up…my most reverent friend Carl K.

  22. By Carl K on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Frederick-
    Your nose is growing… You never campaigned for Frazier to have more power or control or GM

    All you wanted was a GM… You didn’t care how that effected Frazier at that time.

    5-6 months ago you were crying for a new GM…. I realize you didn’t ask for Speilman…. but usually a new GM will bring in a whole new coaching staff.

    You wanted a new ” out side” GM? Am I right?
    New GMs bring in new coaching staffs?

    Don’t tell me NOW you love Frazier. You can call me a coach hater all you want. But I know the truth.

    You stabbed Frazier in the Back. BE A MAN. OWN UP TO YOUR ACTIONS..

    You can call me a coach hater for no reason, but I can point out the simple through that your desire for a new GM did not have Frazier’s best interest at
    heart.

  23. By Carl K on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t point out a simple truth

    Is what that should say

  24. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    @Carl K.,

    All of what you said is untrue. Look back.

  25. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Why are you coming out of the closet and accusing me of these falsehoods? Even if I said WHATEVER you are accusing me of, I had no reason to do it.

    But I said, that I wouldn’t call names.

  26. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Carl K,

    CAN YOU REALLY SAY YOU HAVE READ ALL OF MY POSTS FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS ON VIKINGS.COM BLOG???

  27. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I had always thought you were a good guy.

  28. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Carl K,

    CAN YOU REALLY SAY YOU HAVE READ ALL OF MY POSTS FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS ON VIKINGS.COM BLOG???

    Even I don’t know that much about Frederick L. Jones!!!

  29. By Parody on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Fred – I think most of us can say we’ve read each of your posts multiple times.

  30. By Carl K on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Fred- I have been your biggest fan… And I can say I have indeed enjoyed reading most of you posts over the last couple of years.

    My question to you is very simple…. No need to call me a bad guy.

    Usually a new GM means a new direction. New Coaches?

    Did You Not Ask For A New GM? How than did your actions then show support and concern for Coach Frazier?

  31. By Carl K on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I you label me a bad guy and a coach hater…
    isn’t fair I label you as
    2 faced?

  32. By Shawn on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    2cents

    I vaguely remember Fred saying something about Frazier making picks.

    Which ended once he started the GM spam

    and I know Fred has been on Fraziers side the whole time

    and I know Fred has been for the firing of all VPs in the organization(paraphrased)

    2cents

  33. By Viking-ology on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Blah, blah, blog-relax Freddie, we’ve all been around this blog long enough to realize everyone’s approach here.
    In the long run does it really matter-take Nova’s advice when you’ve been a Viking fan for as long as some of us have, all you can do is drink a few beers and mumble to yourself that the Vike’s will win in your lifetime.

  34. By Viking-ology on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Carl K- Relaxxxxxx. BTW I did check out Vikings territory.

  35. By Viking-ology on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    21 Bottles of beer on the wall…

  36. By iaVIKE on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Get em back in the fridge ology!

  37. By Viking-ology on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t have enough room.

  38. By Viking-ology on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    One must never run out of the good stuff.

  39. By Viking-ology on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I make sure my beer is chilled to perfection-just like a record player it is chilled at 33 1/3 degrees.

  40. By Viking-ology on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    (RPM’s)

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

    @Deer Tracks you did take your crabby pills. I am sorry when I use common sense on looking at the Ponder/Webb situation or the retractable roof. I am not blindly going to pull for something that just might not or isn’t going to happen.

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

    No word on Reed from Tampa yet. But I know Wobby won’t report until the official press release.

  43. By DeerTracks on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B

    What will or will not happen Ponder/Webb thing, I guess we will all have to wait and see.

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

    @Deer Track that’s true just looking for some Wins.

  45. By Spencer on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Webb+Toby+Carlson+Percy+AP+Rudolph+Simpson= Matchup Nightmare.

  46. By Spencer on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Last season Webb never started a game at QB with AP in the backfield, or Michael Jenkins at WR.

    So he was able to provide amazing moments without the #1RB and the #1WR.

    Interesting.

  47. By Spencer on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    The last time, and only time Webb played with AP and a #1WR….he beat the Eagles.

    This is going to Webb’s year, I can feel it. We are an offensive juggernaut with him at the helm!

  48. By Earle Swift on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I hope that our new kicker Blair Walsh has a POSITIVE AND HUGH IMPACT ON OUR TEAM !!! There will be a lot of pressure on him to perform well. I will miss Ryan Longwell and wish him the best. I just hope he does not go to a team that we end up playing and kicks a winning field goal against us because that would REALLY suck especially if it were to be a playoff game. Been a loyal Vikings fan for over 38 years through thick and thin.Virginia native. I wish the VIKINGS the best of luck. Remember there is no (I) in the word TEAM. I am hoping for a successful year and a successful future !!!!! GO VIKINGS !!!!

  49. By Spencer on May 22, 2012 | Reply

  50. By Spencer on May 22, 2012 | Reply

  51. By Spencer on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    ………………..Mistral Raymond……………………………..Harrison Smith………….
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    ?????……………………………………………………………………………….Chris Cook
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    ……………..Chad Greenway……Solomon Elimian…….Erin Henderson………..
    …………Jared Allen…………Kevin Williams……….????…………Everson Griffin

    *That, my friends, is a defense with attitude, and swag.

  52. By Spencer on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    My only question marks are DT and who the He|| is going to start opposite of Cook???

    Most would say “Umm, yea, its going to be Josh Robinson without question.” But to that I say “Why?” If we throw him into the line of fire he will be going up against Jennings, Brandon Marshall, and Calvin Johnson. Hes just not ready yet and after getting torched by these elite WR’s his confidence will be shattered.

    Now in response you guys may say “Spencer…did you not watch Chris Cooks rookie year??? He was pure garbage and he turned out just fine!” Well that is a good point, but we dont know if Josh Robinson has the immense mental toughness that Chris Cook currently possesses to keep his confidence high.

  53. By Spencer on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    This will be Five straight posts for Spencer, im in a Frederick Jones state of mind.

  54. By Spencer on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Great News!

    Michael Jenkins says his kneel has healed and that he is he ready to go. Hopefully he can continue last season success.

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20681541/minnesota-vikings-receiver-michael-jenkins-says-knee-healed

  55. By NovaScotiaVike on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    There’s nothing quite like a healed kneel.

  56. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    What rhyme or reason is behind Wobbles posting of blogs? Are we children? We wait forever and ask for a new one– and then suddenly they pop out like popcorn in searing oil– and in a week, he will disappear again.

  57. By KoN on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, correct me if I’m wrong but I thought that you used to rag on Jenkins. Also, I doubt that Robinson will start at CB week 1, he needs some time to develop. My guess would be either Winfield or Carr.

  58. By Woodboat on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Just watched the Elimimian video that Spencer posted. Hardest hitter in the CFL, huh? They don’t hit very hard up there, then. I expected some shots of him decleating dudes… looked fairly pedestrian. I’m not saying he can’t contribute, but as of now, I can’t say that I am excited about seeing him on the field.

  59. By Spencer on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    KoN- Nope, I never ragged on Jenkins. Hes a consistent, reliable pass catcher.

    I just dont think hes a capable #1 WR anymore in his career. Hes too old and too slow.

  60. By Spencer on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Are you serious Woodboat? Most of those shots were dam good! I can fully see why he was named the hardest hitter in the CFL.

    And besides, in most cases the only time players get “decleaters” are when they blind side hit someone.

  61. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer thanks for backing me on Frazier.

  62. By Spencer on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Hopefully the new Defensive Coordinator, Brian Hall, realizes something that Fred Pagac did not: Everson Griffin deserves to be starting over Brian Robison because he is the better player!

    There is absolutely no excuse to not get this man on the field next year!! Any man with eyes can fully see that Everson is just oozing with talent!!!

  63. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    ATTENTION ALL BLOGGERS:) :) :) :) :) :) :)
    ATTENTION ALL BLOGGERS :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
    ATTENTION ALL BLOGGERS :) :) :)

    You do not read ALL of my posts. I would say most of you read less than 10%, that is one reason I feel that I must repeat them!

    Unless you can produce evidence that someone said something, don’t lie and say that they did. Don’t put words in people’s mouths.

    No…I don’t read more than 50% of your posts either!

    LIES HAVE SPEED, BUT THE TRUTH HAS ENDURANCE!

  64. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Fred Jones, calm down. Does your inherent self-worth depend on bloggers’ comments?

  65. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    I have wondered why Everson Griffin hasn’t seen more playing time. They sometimes act as if he is KING KONG, and then they don’t play him.

    Robison is also multi-talented. But he did not have a lot of sacks last season.

  66. By Spencer on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply
    Spencer thanks for backing me on Frazier.
    ——————————————————————————–

    Backing you on Frazier? Fred, im not for Frazier though…

  67. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    I do not like to see people put words in my mouth that I never said. I felt some anger over that, and chose not to just let it go.

  68. By Spencer on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    TITUS THE GREAT- what is your favorite ice-cream?

  69. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Enjoy the summer- let summer be summer.

  70. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    That okay.

  71. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Where I live summer never comes. ( windy, and cold is all we’ve seen so far)

  72. By Shawn on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I would like to take a quick moment and express my disappointment with the Viking front office for turning down Hard Knocks … and for denying the fans something exciting that will be reran for years !!!!

    Spielman …. you get an F-

  73. By Shawn on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    correction …. WOULD HAVE been reran for years.

  74. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    For the record, I never, ever said anything bad about Leslie Frazier.

  75. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    Fill us in on this Hard Knocks.

  76. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, where is your igloo?

  77. By Shawn on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Here ya go Fred

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Vikings_decline_opportunity_to_be_featured_on_HBOs_Hard_Knocks051712

  78. By Shawn on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Fred Jones … Hard Knocks is like the reality show Survivor except using a football team through training camp

  79. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, Shawn, that is the show the Jets were on right? And they asked the Jets this year, and the owner said no, right?

  80. By Shawn on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Titus yea … a bunch of teams said no this season

  81. By KoN on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, from what I’ve heard, it has been turned down by most of the teams who are approached. Team meetings and players being cut are probably not what most teams want to broadcast to their fanbase and other teams.

  82. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you for that link Shawn. I had no idea they did that!

  83. By KoN on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, I think that was biting sarcasm from Titus, not genuine curiosity.

  84. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    I can’t reveal exactly where I live, or I’d have to shoot you. But it’s in North Central Minnesota. We’ve had mostly wind and cold for the five months I’ve lived here.

    That doesn’t mix so well with running and tennis.

  85. By Spencer on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I would turn down Hard Knocks too. Its stupid.

  86. By Shawn on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    KoN … I sensed sarcasm. Didnt want to leave him hanging just in case.

    The Chiefs Hard Knocks is on NFL Network right now.

  87. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Are we not bored on this site, or is it just me?

  88. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    @KoN and Shawn– No, I was not being sarcastic– just looking for confirmation of what I thought when Shawn described the show.

  89. By Shawn on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Hard Knocks is awesome and it would have been great to watch the CB battles and WR battles and QB battle especially during this offseason which likely will be the birth of a Dynasty

  90. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, shoot me? You need to get back in the word, dude!

  91. By Shawn on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    You know what other tradition I miss?

    The annual Vikings vs Chiefs training camp scrimmage … Chilly ended for some reason.

  92. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t see where you guys found sarcasm in my post. Maybe the slow blog is getting to people’s psyche– like people on a deserted island–

  93. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Chiefs– yeah, what happened to that?

  94. By joe on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    vikings going 8-8

  95. By Shawn on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Im pretty sure it was Chilly halting it when we signed Favre but I dont know all the details

  96. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I miss Chilly.

  97. By Shawn on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I dont

  98. By KoN on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, I got sarcasm from, “and they asked the Jets this year, and the owner said no, right?” You could have just asked if it was the one the Jets were on, but the addition of that second question made it sound as if you were implying that (since the Jets turned down a shot to do it again after alredy having done it once) it was not good for the teams who participated in it.

  99. By Spencer on May 22, 2012 | Reply

  100. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    KoN– are you questioning my questioning? Avoid the paralysis of analysis dude.
    Listen, I was sincere in my questioning and the more info I added was to make sure I had the right show– because that info is what I had remembered. I grant you it can tough to read intent in writing, but there was absolutely no sarcasm involved– I should know– I wrote it. I still don’t get how you thought it was– but lesson is don’t jump to conclusions.

    Lies have SPEED, Truth has endurance…

  101. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    *can BE tough

  102. By DRS on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I am back, was in the hospital, now I am back.

  103. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    To no one in particular,

    We are analyzing each others analysis!

  104. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    DRS,

    Why were you in the hospital?

  105. By DRS on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Stadium numbers crunched at Mpls. city council hearing
    Article by: ERIC ROPER , Star Tribune Updated: May 22, 2012 – 7:10 AM
    Ahead of Friday’s final vote, the Minneapolis City Council is trying to get a handle on costs, revenue.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/152399705.html

  106. By DRS on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Infected foot, started as small scratch. Foot swelled to the size of a football.

  107. By KoN on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, I can’t help it. Overanalyzing has been drilled into me through years of literature c l a s s e s.

  108. By DRS on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Got some IV antibiotics over night and can walk once more.

  109. By Shawn on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    everything all right DRS?

  110. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    KoN, I work in education and as a freelance writer– tell me about it. That is why I write on here– it is a release– that is why I usually avoid too much analysis of the game– my whole life is one big critical thinking exercise– it is also why I work out so much– 5-9 times a week.

  111. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    DRS– that is serious.

  112. By DRS on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I am sure glad for our medical system. No mater hoe F-U it is.

  113. By DRS on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Yes it is, got it taken care of before it got too far.

  114. By DRS on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    With my diabetes I have to keep an eye on things, thank God I am a vet and I do not have to worry about buying very expensive insurance.

  115. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    That poor girl in GA– who was on a homemade zipline and ripped open her calf — she got infected. That is horrible.

  116. By DRS on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Type 1 diabetes s-u-c-k-s.

  117. By DRS on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I sell when my blood get to 300, LOL, now back to the Vikings.

  118. By DRS on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone thanks for the concern.

  119. By DRS on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Update: Vikings agree to terms with seven draft picks
    Posted by: Dan Wiederer under Rookies, Vikings, Vikings off the field, Vikings players Updated: May 22, 2012 – 7:25 PM

    Update: The Vikings have also agreed to terms with fourth-rounder Rhett Ellison, a tight end from USC. That means in addition to Kalil and Smith, the Vikings have yet to reach an agreement with second-round choice Josh Robinson, a cornerback out of Central Florida.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/152672405.html

  120. By TheWall on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Harrison Smith will be Defensive rookie of the year. 50 – 75 tackles with 15 being for a loss, 3-5 sacks, 5 Ints. with 2 being pick 6s.

  121. By DRS on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    NFL owners voting on rules changes today
    Posted by: Dan Wiederer Updated: May 22, 2012 – 11:41 AM
    NFL owners are in Atlanta today for a one-day spring meeting that will call for them to vote on a handful of rules changes.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/152593105.html

  122. By DRS on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    How many new starters for Vikings in 2012?
    21 May, 2012 // Vikings // Tags :

    Most of us probably can agree the Vikings’ inaction when it came to overhauling the roster played a signficant role in the 9-23 record the past two seasons. The Vikings held onto 2009 glory a little too long and stunted the growth of a team that needed to rebuild in earnest a year ago.

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2012/05/21/how-many-new-starters-for-vikings-in-2012/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+twincities%2FNWau+%28Vikings+Now%29

  123. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Glad you are okay, DRS.

  124. By DRS on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium: Its Minneapolis foes find options are limited
    By Frederick Melo Posted: 05/21/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT
    May 22, 2012 8:57 PM GMTUpdated: 05/22/2012 03:57:38 PM CDT

    The council remains the last significant hurdle to the $975 million, 65,000-seat stadium that would be built at the Metrodome site by the 2016 season. While the Vikings would contribute $477 million to the project and the state would chip in $348 million, an additional $150 million would come from Minneapolis taxes.

    The state legislation includes a provision sidestepping the city charter, which limits public funding for professional sports facilities.

    But what if that clause did not exist? In a legal opinion issued Monday, Minneapolis City Attorney Susan Segal said Minneapolis’ money toward a stadium is not limited by the charter, regardless.

    http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_20673805/vikings-stadium-minneapolis-city-council-committee-get-update?source=rss

  125. By DRS on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    TITUS THE GREAT, Thank you.

  126. By DRS on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Come on Vikings, sign you Draft picks, do not go cheep.

  127. By DRS on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings owners: If retractable roof is best option, ‘we’re going to try’
    CBSSports.com wire reports

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Metrodome always felt like a rental property for Zygi and Mark Wilf, two New Jersey real-estate developers who purchased the Minnesota Vikings in 2005 with the hopes of moving out of the place as quickly as possible.

    Now the Wilf brothers will have a home of their own, hopefully by the 2016 season.

    One day after winning their seven-year fight for a new stadium, the Vikings owners started to lay out their vision for the $975 million project they hope will serve as a recruiting tool for free agents for decades.

    They appear to be leaning toward footing the bill for a retractable roof, which could help them bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Minnesota. They also see a stadium and plaza with cutting-edge technology and lots of open spaces for fans to congregate

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/19016918/vikings-owners-if-retractable-roof-is-best-option-were-going-to-try/rss

  128. By Frederick Jones on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    @DRS,

    I’m glad you are better. That also explains why you had so much time to keep us up to date with the stadium. Who knows, you may have even saved the stadium deal for the Vikings.

  129. By Lloyd E. Santee on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    It’s good to see all the great Vikings Fanbase on here that have a passion for “our”favorite team. I agree that the battle for DE should be intense between Griffen and Robison. Remember competetion only makes you better. The DB should steadily improve as well, it in all honesty couldn’t look worse than last year. Lest we move forward. To all of you, and Mike W. I’m not trying to take over you’re blog ,what would be a good season for the Vikings this season? For me, 6-10 would be improvement. Anything above that would be above average.

  130. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Fred how is the Br ai ner d area?

  131. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I thought it was the bra in brain.erd keeping me from posting but NOOOO!
    You cannot say N.e.r.d on here! HA HA HA– rediculous!

  132. By Parody on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Ha! I forgot about that one Titus! Another obscure one is Mîck, which I learned after trying to post a blog with that hidden inside it, is a derogatory word for Irish people. It makes a pretty strong argument that Wobby (or whatever Irish geek is in charge of the filter) is making these decisions influenced at least partially by criticizm that he received as a child.

  133. By Parody on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    So do we need to form another rally on Friday? We’ve been hearing that it’s an all-but sure thing since the state passéd the bill, but I think it would help to show some support for this final step. The city only approved the previous plan by one vote, and that makes me very uneasy.

  134. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Ha ha ha– interesting observation Parody. So, maybe Wobbles or Wobbie would be censored?

  135. By TITUS THE GREAT on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Nope, they went through. This week-end is a holiday- not sure you will get a big rally together. But you make a point– we cannot take anything for granted.

  136. By Larry on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I cant wait to see Greg Childs light up the field.

  137. By Parody on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    It’s Memorial Day. Not exactly a big holiday on most people’s calendar. Some people might want to take advantage of the opportunity to go camping/fishing etc., but I’m willing to bet it will give more people excuses to join the rally than if it were any ordinary weekend.

  138. By VegasVike on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    @ Titus – i’m concerned you may be an impostor as I’ve never heard the real Titus use slang such as “dude”
    And furthermore, dude has been replaced with bro. At least on the west coast.
    Please don’t take this as criticism as I’m just looking out for my bro’s. (see, “just looking out for my dude’s” doesn’t sound right)

  139. By celticvikingwarrior on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    Solomon Eliminian is indeed a very hard hitter, that is CLEARLY OBVIOUS, no matter the opinion of one…..
    However what was MOST IMPRESSIVE was his ability to READ AND REACT,and his SPEED, not to mention his ability to RUN THROUGH BLOCKS.
    tThe MAN CAN CLEARLY PLAY THE GAME (POSITION) PROPERLY !!!!!!!

  140. By celticvikingwarrior on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    We must still take into consideration the “quality of the competition”……..

  141. By celticvikingwarrior on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    Mistral Raymond also playrd alot of CB, but moved to safety when he was needed there more…..
    It would NOT surprise me at all to see the following this season………

    BLANTON———————————–SMITH

    GREENWAY—————BRINKLEY——————HENDERSON

    RAYMOND——–(ROBINSON)———————————————–COOK

    (POWELL)
    ALLEN——-GUION——————–WILLIAMS——————-GRIFFEN

  142. By celticvikingwarrior on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    Well that didn’t work so well……..POWELL was supposed to be behind GUION

    BACK UP SAFTIES…..FRAMPTON————SANDEJO (long shot, probably Sanford, OR to be determined, i.e. not on team yet. OR MAYBE move Larry
    Dean or ELIMINIAN to safety. Both 6′-0″-220-230, AND FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Backup CB’s……..CARR, BOWMAN, WINFIELD, BOBBY FELDER (P.S.?)
    ” LB’s………VERY TRICKY………
    “DL…..ROBISON…..BALLARD……REED………GUYTON……….
    p.s. D’ANDRE REED NOT NICK

  143. By celticvikingwarrior on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    And obviously “POWELL” (TYDREKE) as a b/u DT as well………..
    Back up LB’s, (I still believe we wll add one if not two…..
    And it’s going to be EXCEPTIONALLY difficult to not keep “Audie Cole” and “Tyler Nielson” on the team this year, they would probably not be able to make it to the “practice squad”, before being claimed………..
    The same can be said for the DL, with “OWUSO”, “LATTIMORE”, “Chase Baker”, “Anthony Jacobs”(who was VERY IMPRESSIVE at rookie camp) I KNOW, I KNOW it’s jjust rookie camp, doesn’t change the fact though,,,”NICK Reed, and “Tydreke Powell” if he doesn’t beat out Fred Evans…..
    This could be the most impressive practice squad EVER……..
    And please spare me the…..”it’s iust the practice squad”, comment’s as it IS IMPORTANT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  144. By Matthias on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    7 players under contract including Ellison.

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20680881/vikings-seventh-round-pick-trevor-guyton-signs-he?nstrack=sid:2145565|met:100|cat:125|order:1

  145. By DRS on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    I am looking forward to this season.

  146. By DRS on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    2012-13 record should be 10-6, maybe one win in the playoffs.

  147. By DRS on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    City Council Member Schiff Says He’s Against Vikings Stadium
    May 20, 2012 12:49 PM

    http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/05/20/city-council-member-schiff-says-hes-against-vikings-stadium/

  148. By DRS on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    According to City Council Member Schiff Minneapolis voters are not for the new stadium so he hopes the city council will vote down the law and / or amend the law and send it back to the state to be reworked, he is lobbying for a no vote. It is not over yet; get concerned, it is too close to say what will happen on Friday.

  149. By DRS on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    Be heard, this is the last vote and if all goes well we have a new stadium.

  150. By Mike B. on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred How can anyone help but read your blogs. I am sure you already know this and don’t understand why you would post only 10 percent do. Your analysis although sometimes inaccurate is heartfelt and provides some insight. I only wish you were a bit more open to others opinions on subjects you are passonate about. Examples Frazier, Webb, and TJack.

  151. By Mike B. on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    @DRS I am thinking there is at least two hurdles left in this stadium push. First is the vote on Friday and second is a possible legal challenge on going around the city charter. We should heed the legislator that said there are forces that don’t want this stadium done.

  152. By Mike B. on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    To Kill the stadium in the voting process is easiest thing to do that’s why those forces are waiting till the voting is all done. Then the lawyers will come in and hash it out.

  153. By Mike B. on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    So they hire a DE from Tampa with 2 yrs experience is he to bring competition to the Def line?

  154. By DRS on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings Stadium Update: Team Interested In Retractable Dome
    May 15 2:29p by Matt Brigidi

    Q. So you’ll have a retractable roof?

    ZW: “Well, I don’t know.”

    MW: “We’re going to try to get the maximum number of features within the budgets. … We’re going to want to make it something special. And to the extent retractability can get there, we’re going to try to do it.”

    http://minnesota.sbnation.com/minnesota-vikings/2012/5/15/3022446/vikings-stadium-update-team-interested-in-retractable-dome

  155. By DRS on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B. I agree with and yes there are forces working to stop this at all cost.

  156. By rory from n.w.ark on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    very excited about this young team,going forward we have so much young talent its just a great feeling to be a viking fan today ,,,and for that statement about jarius wright not being good enough to start i totally dissagree,i watched him and greg at ark every game and the diff in harvins college career vs wrights is well id give the edge to wright having seen percy play at florida, i believe wright was more dangerous than harvin,plus harvin didnt have all the top recievers fighting him for playing time,,wright and childs will both be starters for the vikings ,poss this season….watch and see…

  157. By DRS on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    It is not over until it is over and the shovels hit the dirt.

  158. By DRS on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings getting ready for longer camp

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Vikings-stretch-training-camp-schedule-to-3-weeks-21677747

  159. By DRS on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    RED ALERT, RED ALERT, RED ALERT, CAPTON THERE ARE MINNEAPLOIS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER IN OUR WAY, WHAT SHOULD WE DO? CAPTON TO SCOTTY, FIRE!!!

  160. By OTKalil2012 on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    DRS…

    Sorry to hear about your foot…

    But glad to hear you are on the road of recovery… : )

  161. By DRS on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone have a great day.

  162. By DRS on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil2012, thank you.

  163. By Mike B. on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred I think you lost the point others were bringing about your posts on a new GM. It is very likely if a GM was selected other than Spielman, that Frazier would be on the outs. A new GM traditionally will bring in a new coaching staff. So it is awkward for some in here to have you praise Frazier now when you were working so hard to get a new GM in the past. It is somewhat conflicting.

  164. By lilwildwolf21 on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    Chilly didn’t really have a choice but to end the Vikings / Chiefs scrimmages as the Chiefs no longer have their training camp at the UWRF campus. I miss them too the last one I went to was in ’98 Randy Moss’s Rookie season would you believe that the offense was horrible and the defense was just as bad and yet they went 15-1 and almost made it to the Super Bowl that year. Sighs good times…

  165. By Cutter on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    The vikings r in a rebuilding stage, when kids in my class say the vikings suck i get so mad cause they were fans when favre was here im a true fan like all the other viking fans don’t stop cheering GO VIKINGS GO!!!!.

  166. By Cutter on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    The vikings fans need 2 have more faith in ponder he';s not going 2 step in right away and get the job done. They did a study on Tom Brady’s offensive time on average Ponder had a second on average and tom brady had 5 seconds in the pocket they did a good job in the draft drafting kalil and hopefully they do better with geoff schwarts and charly johnson and john sullivan and phil loadholt

    P.S Loadholt is fat and needs 2 lose fat and get faster!

  167. By lilwildwolf21 on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings didn’t need to draft Ponder they practically spit in T-Jack and Webb’s face. Webb showed that he is capable of starting and winning as a starting QB. Webb is a play maker. I’m not sold on Ponder, in fact, I think deeming Ponder as our franchise QB is the wrong move. This is just my opinion, but we need Webb as our QB with the proper weapons and support he can be just as good as any of the other elite QB’s.

  168. By lilwildwolf21 on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    And actually if the Vikings could trade for Kellen Moore I would be happy him as being our future.

  169. By Viking-ology on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    Imagine the City council voting no after all the Vikes went through to get it passed. They are obviously wanting a piece of the action.

  170. By VikesInsider on May 26, 2012 | Reply

    Bowman will be the biggest surprise this season as far as the free agents go. He has looked wonderfull in offseason workouts and when I spoke with him last week he mentioned how a change of scenery was the best thing for him. Remember, this guy had a breakout year for the Bears a couple seasons ago recording 6 INTs. He was supposed to replace Charles Tillman on the “better” side of the defense, but seemed to get complacent. He certainly is not complacent now and knowing this guy’s work eithic… Vikings fans will enjoy a solid starting CB this season, I have no doubt.

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