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Vikings Have “The Right Attitude And The Right Approach” Heading To Training Camp

Posted by Mike Wobschall on June 29, 2012 – 6:16 am

A case of training camp fever swept through the Vikings organization and the Vikings fan base on Thursday, as the team announced its new preseason television arrangement and ancillary program schedule. The Vikings also released the 2012 Verizon Vikings Training Camp schedule.

Training camp is indeed right around the corner, starting in less than a month on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. This year will mark the 47th consecutive season the Vikings will call Mankato their training camp home.

When the Vikings do arrive down in Mankato for camp, you can count Head Coach Leslie Frazier as one who thinks the team will hit the ground running. In his comments following the conclusion of last week’s minicamp, Frazier indicated he was pleased with how his team worked during the offseason program and with their mindset heading into training camp.

“A lot of good things happened throughout this offseason,” Frazier explained. “This nine-week program that we’ve had, I really feel good about where we are, how our guys have participated and worked as hard as they have. It gives you some hope.”

That Frazier feels as good as he does about his team’s offseason work is notable because NFL coaches and players had adjustments to make this year. It was just a year ago that the NFL and its players were engaged in a labor dispute that eliminated offseason work. The labor dispute resulted in a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), and the new CBA resulted in significant changes to the rules and nature of offseason work.

But Frazier and his staff were able to work through the changes and make the proper adjustments to allow the team to get valuable work done during the offseason.

“We made the most of what we had,” Frazier said. “It is far different in the way things are constructed now than when they were in the past, but for what we were allowed to do, I really believe we got the max out of what we could do. I don’t have any regrets, don’t feel like we should have done this or should have done that. I think we approached it the right way.”

While Frazier is clearly pleased with the way his team improved during the offseason program, he knows there is more work to be done before the 2012 regular season begins. And he also knows his team is in a position to get that work done because of the foundation the team laid during the offseason.

“We have a lot of work ahead of us when we do get to Mankato,” Frazier acknowledged, “but we feel like we’re just so far ahead because of some of the things that have happened in practice, the way the guys have competed, the competition that we have on our roster. We just feel like we’re going into this thing with the right attitude and the right approach and now we just have to take care of some things when we get down to Mankato and put the pads on.”


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272 Responses to “Vikings Have “The Right Attitude And The Right Approach” Heading To Training Camp”

  1. By Mike B. on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    first

  2. By Mike B. on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Yes from the vids we have been seeing looked like a lot of good work is going into getting ready for the season. Ready for Mankato and seeing what happens there.

  3. By OTKalil2012 on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Last year I just knew the way situations were unfolding the Vikings were in for a rough season…

    Frazier being in his first year as head coach…The big mistake of bringing in McNabb…I HATED the McNabb idea from the get go…McKinney coming into camp looking like the Goodyear blimp…And all the fireside chats with Berrian that Frazier had…And Berrian still ends up on the team ???…New offensive coordinator and playbook…Brand spanking shiny new QB trying to learn that new playbook…

    There was a good reason I predicted the Vikings 4-12 record last summer…

    New season coming up…And having a much better feeling going into this year…MANY positives to look forward too this fall…Lots of young talent on the team..Spirited competition all over the team…O-line is looking good to this fan…And Ponder has at least got his feet wet last year…But still has plenty to learn…

    Just hope AP can help also…But Gerhart can handle the load until AP is ready…Don’t rush him back…

    Vikings have a tough division…But still think 9-7 is a realistic goal for the team this season…

    GO VIKES !!!

  4. By carlk300 on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall-
    Can you post some links to websites that will broadcast the preseason games live on-line for the many Vikings fans that live outside the Minnesota area?

    Will Vikings.com carry any kind of live preseason broadcast with Paul Allen?

    Will Vikings.com have any live broadcast of Training Camp? Any live audio coverage at Mankato?

    Thanks

  5. By RichardA1 on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah they need me in Mankato with a bullhorn screaming Grrrrr……on every play to install that beyond human, alien fereociousness that they will have this year!!!!!!!! I can see the dragon headed ship pulling in to harbor, horns blowing, (and that awesome theme from NFL highlights film playing) the steel curtain, purple people eaters, fearsome foursome will all watch in awe!! as the D becomes a team to be feared for years to come!!! Looking forward to the breakaway’s of Harvin, the dazzling runs of A.P. the developing Ponder becoming Brady, Manning like. Drekar Skol Grape Punch!

  6. By DeerTracks on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Ahhhh The good dreams, let up hope we don’t all wake up to another nightmare..

    Train hard fast, and learn the Playbook right down to thew last page!

  7. By DeerTracks on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    The LAST page, Not the middle of the Playbook!!

  8. By RichardA1 on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Purple Punch

  9. By jrich on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    @carlk300

    firstrowsports . eu or
    thefirstrow . eu

  10. By jrich on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    not the best quality but pretty reliable

  11. By DRS on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings announce training camp schedule, add veteran defensive end from Saints

    Posted by: Chris Miller under Vikings, Ex-Vikings, Leslie Frazier, Vikings fans, Ben Leber, Leslie Frazier, Vikings training camp Updated: June 28, 2012 – 9:06 PM

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/160738475.html

  12. By DRS on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone have a great day.

  13. By RichardA1 on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    test

  14. By RichardA1 on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    We need the crazyness of Joe Kapp, the seriousness of Bud Grant, conditioning of Steckel, communication skills of Green, coolness of Tice, team play no how of the Purple people eaters, Frazier to imply his 85 Bears defense, and Purple Punch

  15. By carlk300 on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Attention Frederick Jones-
    Our Oline may not be as bad as you think.

    This guy thinks Sully and Kalil will be among the Top 100 NFL players after this year.

    http://thevikingage.com/2012/06/28/5-vikings-who-could-make-next-years-nfl-network-top-100/

  16. By Viking-ology on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry for the mix-up Spencer-thanx

  17. By Viking-ology on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    You’re right though, he does seem like a scrub…

  18. By RichardA1 on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    I’m thinking come Sunday this season, ain’t gonna be a team that will dare step on the same field as the Vikes, I’m worried about the teams that do and there well being, going to have to have extra ambulances, stretchers, going make the 85 Bears D look like cubs! be afraid, very afraid!

  19. By Vikingsfool on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Little RickyA1, are you serious??Why on earth did you include Les Steckle in that group. Do you know who Les Steckle was? Do you know what he did. Our current coach had a similar record, but at least the players respect Frazier. Steckle was a joke in every aspect. Suprisingly, he still coached a few years ago.

  20. By OTKalil2012 on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Agree about Les Steckle…That guy was a curse to the Vikings…

    Here Spencer…Some news about the Vikings secondary…

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2012/06/26/vikings-cornerback-chris-carr-feeling-right-at-home/

  21. By Vikingsfool on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    New stadium update. The urinals will have Green bay logos inside of them.

  22. By parodymmxii on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Not a bad idea Vikingsfool, but the Packer fans will think that we’re worshiping them when they come to the annual game in MN. Remember that these are some of the dumbest morons on the planet – most of them think it’s cool to use cheese as clothing!

  23. By RichardA1 on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    He had them running a marine corps obstacle course at Mankato, then had a tournament to see who was best at it, he was into the extreme conditioning, group tackling,,,could’nt coach football though!

  24. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    What happened to Larsonfamily? Richard, have you seen them?

  25. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    This will be the order in our division this year:

    Detroit
    Vikings
    Bears
    Packers

  26. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Oops– that should read Lions.

  27. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Lions vs. 49ers in the NFC Championship (unless Moss whines about the food)
    Bills vs. Broncos in AFC Championship (unless Manning is injured)

  28. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Where is everyone? That is a mighty big corner all of you are huddled in!

  29. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    I see Spencer playing World of Warcraft again.

  30. By RichardA1 on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    NFC Championship-Vikings and a no show, be afraid, very afraid….

  31. By RichardA1 on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Larson? there are 5 billion scandiavians in MN, thousands of Larsons, no have not seen him. Purple Punch!

  32. By parodymmxii on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    5 billion of us? I thought the state was starting to get crowded, but I never would have guessed it was that bad!

  33. By Spencer on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    What are you smoking Titus? No chance in he|| the Bills get to the AFC Championship game.

  34. By HCG. on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Bigfoot stepped on me at;http://vikingsfootballblog.com/

  35. By parodymmxii on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Agreed Spencer. I think Houston will be the top bet to face up against the Broncos in the Championship game.

  36. By Spencer on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    If Matt Shaub didnt get injured, I believe Houston would have been in the Superbowl.

    Their offense was potent, and their defense was lights out. They barely lost to the Ravens with a rookie 3rd string quarterback!!

  37. By Jeffbleedspurple on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Coach Frazier so uses the word HOPE an awful lot, he hopes for this and he hopes for that. Is this what he tell his players ” I hope you play well” ” I hope you show up for OTA’s” “I hope you don’t get angry with me if I don’t make you a QB Webb” You know with all the grud I have heard about Coach Frazier, some of it not true and some is, I kind of think I hope we get rid of him, he is to nice for a head coach.

  38. By Jeffbleedspurple on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Who is this DE fool I heard we signed from the dirty Saints?

  39. By sandiamond on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    http://nflfilms.nfl.com/2012/06/29/cosell-talks-pondering-ponder-and-dalton/#more-9564

  40. By sandiamond on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    saints fans saying Charleston is a good backup player. Never had a chance to start due to strength of depth. The other guy didn’t have a shot in heck of helping the team

  41. By sandiamond on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    5 good reasons not to line up EG at Linebacker

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1237560-vikings-training-camp-why-everson-griffen-shouldnt-be-a-linebacker

  42. By Frederick Jones on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    I have addressed the comments about Les Steckel before on Vikings.com. But you guys are very wrong about him. Steckel could coach football!!!

    He went on to be the Offensive Coordinator for the Super Bowl New England Patriots under Bill Parcells.

  43. By Frederick Jones on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    @Carl K,

    Thank you for the reference to John Sullivan and Kalil.

    First, I don’t agree with this top 100 players. What does it really mean?
    It makes more sense to have 1st Team, 2nd Team stuff.

    Second, if Sully and his men can give our QB time, and produce holes for a running game, THEN, I’ll admit that he is one of the top Centers in the NFL. Until then, Frazier should keep looking.

    Perhaps the Count of Monte Fusco can play there!!!

  44. By Frederick Jones on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    @jeffbleedpurple,

    Wait and see on Frazier.

    Check out his Wiki. He built a college program up from it’s beginnings into a national power. There is absolutely no question he is a leader, and will be in the NFL for a long time!!!

  45. By Frederick Jones on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Thank you for giving me the info on the where abouts of some of our more famous bloggers.

    You mentioned that some have it in for you.

    Jones also has that problem. When Jones sees injustice, he tries to correct it, even if it makes him enemies. So don’t be surprised if F. Jones gets hammered a few times.

  46. By KoN on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    The Lions will not be the division champs, Titus. I can almost guarantee that they will decline from last year’s performance. Their passing offense was their only strength last year. Stafford had a career year and I doubt that he and his recievers will be able to duplicate that this year. They are essentially the Packers Light. Depending upon how we do, they will either finish third or last in the division (this is assuming that Cutler can stay healthy; he’s been having problems in recent years).

  47. By parodymmxii on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    How is getting drunk going to help?

  48. By RichardA1 on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    I liked Steckel, I thought they should of given him more of a chance, I think the Vikes fans were still used to B. Grant and did not want to change yet, I should say I really liked his conditioning program, and group tackling concepts.

  49. By RichardA1 on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Everson Griffen reminds me alot like John Randle (the two should get together, Randle could teach him to be a pro bowler) they both run there mouths constantly!

  50. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Yep, Fred it is lonely at the top of the mountain.

  51. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    HEY!!! I can post. FOR some reason I was not able to post the past couple hours — very odd considering I did not overpost prior to this– maybe Wobbs is actually now monitoring us.

  52. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    KoN– I was just stirring the blog pot– I agree– Lions won’t be that good– and I think the Pack will have struggles.

  53. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Bills will win 12 games.

  54. By Spencer on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply
    Bills will win 12 games.
    ———————————————————————————

  55. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer– I AM SERIOUS!!!

  56. By Spencer on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    So am I.

  57. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Wait and see Spencer, wait and see. Bills will be in the playoffs– I guarantee it!

  58. By Spencer on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    The only ‘sleeper’ team I see in the AFC is the Raiders.

    They have a lot of studs on the offense.

    Palmer, Denarius Moore, Heward-Bay, Jacoby Ford, and Darren McFadden

  59. By KoN on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Who do you think will win the division, Titus? I’d take the Bears. I don’t see the Pack being able to replicate their success; at the end of the season people seemed to figure it out. If you hit Rodgers or keep his recievers from catching p a s s e s, he becomes rattled and doesn’t throw nearly as well. Besides, the Bears have to know that guys like Urlacher, Tillman, Peppers, and Briggs are all going to start to decline soon. This will probably be their last year as one of the better defenses in the league for at least a few years. For them it is now or never.

  60. By Spencer on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    I believe Jay Cutler will become an elite quarterback this year.

    I love his game.

  61. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    I think the Pack will have a lot of internal problems if they don’t start well. The Bears were doing well last year at the start (as were the Bills– 5-0 and demolishing the Patriots) — the Bills made some very big changes– their D will be very good, and oops, back to the NFC north… Uncertain about the Bears. To be honest, if the Pack falls apart, we may see Purple at the top. I can hope. Spencer, show some respect to Titus and the Bills.

  62. By KoN on Jun 29, 2012 | Reply

    Hm, f l u s t e r e d, doesn’t work on this site for some reason. Anyway, I’d take the Bills over the Raiders, but I wouldn’t put either of them in the AFC Championship.The AFC West is a really unpredictable division, the East, on the other hand, will be pretty predictable this year.In the West the any of those teams could be the division winners. The Patriots will win the division in the East, that is almost set in stone, Miami will be in last. After that it is between the Jets and Bills. At least one of those two should claim a wild card spot.

  63. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Bills beat the Pats once and almost beat them twice last year– they started 5-0– they are a team on the rise.

  64. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Bills
    Patriots
    Jets
    Miami

  65. By TheLoneVikinsfool on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    WOOOOAHHHH there silver….did I hear some lilly livered yella belly compare Griffen to Randle. Remarks like that is fightin’ werds round these parts. I’d be mighty carefull about saying those kinds of things, cuase ifen ya aint, Ole’ John hisself might correct them bad manners.

  66. By RichardA1 on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Just saying Randle used to non-stop talk sh-t to who ever we were playing, I have been seeing E. Griffen pictures and he’s just rambling on about something, similarities, of 2 future Viking greats?

  67. By vikingsfool on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    dream on buddy.

  68. By vikingsfool on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    maybe loosen up on the twack a bit

  69. By RichardA1 on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Not kidden, the Vikings D is going to be beyond good! the Purple People Eaters (little does any body know) drank Purple Punch while they munched on opposing offenses. The Purple Punch will be the undisputed best D in the NFL this year!

  70. By DeerTracks on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Dream, Dream, Dream…IF the Vikings get the OL in place,if Ponder can throw the ball to our guys instead of the enemy, If Frazier has some playaction that will actually work, if the Sun will keep rising in the East, If Titus will stop saying the Bills will do all the winning, If the little dog hadn’t stopped to P he would have caught the Hausenfeffer..A whole bunch of “IF’s”

  71. By rory from n.w.ark on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    PREDICTION…… THE BEARS AGING DEFENSE AND CUTLERS KNACK FOR GETTING HURT EACH SEASON WILL AGAIN SHOW UP,PICK THEM LAST ,LIONS ARE SO ONE SIDED WE NEED TO BULL RUSH THEM CONSTANT PRESSURE AND THEY ARE BEATABLE,OPPOSING TEAMS WILL FIGURE THIS OUT, GREEN BAY IS THE TEAM YOU HAVE TO SIMPLY OUT SCORE THEM,AGAIN GETTING PRESSURE ON RODGERS,WE ALSO HAVE A RUNNING GAMETHAT THEY DONT HAVE SO CONTROLLING THE GAME IS THE ONLY WAY TO BEAT THEM…WE WILL HAVE A SHOT AT OUR DIVISION IF THIS TEAM CAN PLAY THE WAY WE ALL HOPE IT WILL…VIKINGS MAKE THE PLAYOFF AT 10-6 GO VIKES…..

  72. By DRS on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Downtown Minneapolis neighbors don’t want a Dome II

    Article by: JANET MOORE , Star Tribune Updated: June 28, 2012 – 10:03 PM

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/160777995.html

  73. By DRS on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings’ Mark Wilf equates new stadium to Super Bowl championship

    By Jeremy Fowler

    Posted: 06/28/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT

    June 29, 2012 2:58 AM GMTUpdated: 06/28/2012 09:58:59 PM CDT

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20964434/vikings-mark-wilf-equates-new-stadium-super-bowl?source=rss

  74. By DRS on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Jeff CharlestonFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

  75. By DRS on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone have a great day.

  76. By Frederick Jones on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve read the last 30 or so posts, and no one mentioned the Steelers. I think they will be in the hunt. The Eagles will be good this year, because they blew it last year.

    The Bills could be a break out team along with the Vikings. There is something to be said about young, fresh legs.

  77. By Frederick Jones on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    It’s way to soon to predict a Super Bowl. I would like to wait until training camp begins before making any bold predictions.

    Depth may play more of a role now than it did before the 21st Century began. Avoiding injuries seems to be almost impossible with any NFL team. Many times we will see the 2nd string playing.

    Which team has the best 2nd string offense or defense?

  78. By Frederick Jones on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings could be young, and crazy. But 8-8 would be an accomplishment.

  79. By Frederick Jones on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    As much as I hate the Packers, I think they will be good again. They will almost certainly win the division.

    The young and crazy Vikings could change that, but it’s unlikely. 2014 may be the Vikings year to take over the division lead.

    That is being sane and serious.

  80. By RobSkolVikings on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Anything is possible. I like bold predictions, it breeds confidence-! 9-7 is very possible, maybe better if we stay healthy. I’m not scared of the Packers, Lions or bears. A couple years ago we were steppin on their throats. We can go right back to dominance if everybody steps up. SKOL VIKINGS SKOL-!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  81. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings will win at least 9– and up to 11 or 12. Yep, Deertracks come on, attack me– I am braced for it. Fred, so good to see another BSAS member. Let’s be sane and serious for a moment: The Packers really own the division–it is theirs to lose. After last year’s huge disappointing ending after being 15-1, you can bet the team is driven to not repeat last year’s HUGE scr.ew up– seriously, aiming to be better than last year may mess with their minds- — things could very well unravel– infighting, pointing fingers could begin if they struggle early– and a lot of teams will be ready for them. Teams will study the KC and Giants games. Now, this is all conjecture, but the Packers window may be over for now.

  82. By sandiamond on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    oh my, with a game 1 win titus will be predicting 16-0!

  83. By Spencer on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Aint that the truth haha

  84. By sandiamond on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

  85. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Bring it ON!!! Sandiamond and Spencer now join the “Let’s bully and mock Titus” club! Keep it up! If we lose game one all of you will be calling for Frazier’s head.

  86. By sandiamond on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    can’t wait till gametime! wonder if titus will disappear second halves this year?

  87. By Frederick Jones on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    It is true that many will be calling for Frazier’s head if we lose the first EXHIBITION GAME!!!

    And that is BSAS.

  88. By Spencer on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    “! If we lose game one all of you will be calling for Frazier’s head.”

    Ya dam right I will.

  89. By Spencer on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Fraziers a great DC, but I just dont like him as the Head Coach.

  90. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Keep it up Spencer, you are going to bring a blast from the past soon!!!

  91. By Frederick Jones on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    If you like Frazier as a DC, then you like him as an HC.

    Coaching is coaching.

  92. By Frederick Jones on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Titus is right…Frazier is a hungry coach with a hungry team.

  93. By Frederick Jones on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Brad Childress got hired by an NFL team this year, after only one year off!!!

  94. By sandiamond on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier cursing, stomping and running rampant along the sidelines

  95. By DeerTracks on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Titus

    I don’t think me or anybody else is attacking or mocking you!

    However, I would l;ike to find out where you bought your Crystal Ball, that told you the Bills will win 12 games!

    Look and tell us how many the Vikings will win!

    Then if that thing is that good, have it look up the next Powerball numbers..
    Then post them right here. OK? I’ll wait untilil 5PM CDT. Thanks.

  96. By DeerTracks on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Which team is that Fred.

  97. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    DeerTracks I do not believe in luck– in fact, you will never ever hear me tell someone, “Good Luck.” I hate that term. Everyone knows the Bills are on the cusp of becoming great again after many years of mediocrity. Their main problem is their run defense– but their schedule is not too hard and they improved in personnel over last year when they went 5-0, beat the Patriots once — and almost twice. It is not some random chance guess—- the Bills will be good this year.

    Jones and Titus– Members of the BSAS club. Please, TRUE FANS UNITE and join the Sanity!!!!

  98. By sandiamond on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    All rookie D

    —————————————S Smith—————————————————-
    —————————————————–S Blanton————————————
    ——–CB Felder———————————————————-CB Robinson——-
    ————————LBCole———-LBElim————LB Everson Griffen————-
    ——————DLGuyton——DLBaker——-DLPowell——–DLLatimore———-

  99. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS: BACK TO THE FUTURE on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    TRUE FANS UNITE– SUPPORT YOUR TEAM!!!!

  100. By sandiamond on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    spencer, don’t see much CB depth looking at the roster. Felder and even PG Taylor should make the roster/ps

  101. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS: BACK TO THE FUTURE on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings will be good this year. 10-6

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  102. By sandiamond on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Josh Robinson and Nicky Taylor fastest DB rookies in the NFL!!!!!!!!

  103. By DeerTracks on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Titus or BE SANE

    You made that one easy..

    You will see your Buffalo Biils , pre-season week 2, at the Mall 17 August, 7PM CDT. You will have youir first look at them.. Maybe good, maybe bad?

  104. By sandiamond on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    lol, only game titus will make this year

    timeout coming soon!

  105. By DeerTracks on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BE SANE continued from page oneOOOOOOOOOOOOO oops run out of O’s.

  106. By Mike B. on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    I think it’s a little early to be making bold predictions. The team has been working hard though and that’s positive. Need to see how they perform on the field.that’s the true measure. I like what I see so far.

  107. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS: BACK TO THE FUTURE on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Keep it up DeerTracker, keep it up!

  108. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS: BACK TO THE FUTURE on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t put any stock in pre-season games– don’t even watch much of them.

  109. By sandiamond on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    yep, just a great ………………….. ‘pick on titus day’

  110. By Frederick Jones on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ah…it’s all in fun isn’t it!

  111. By Frederick Jones on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Tell me we’ll be 16-0, but tell me how!

    Tell me we’ll be 4-12, but tell me why!

    I’m choosing the middle of the road, (8-8) and that would be great!!!

  112. By Frederick Jones on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Jones, Titus, Carl K, the DRS, etc. part of the BSAS club

  113. By Spencer on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    I believe the secondary will be much improved.

    Winfield had a great camp, Mistral has another year under his belt, Harrison Smith is 10x better than Jamarca Sanfords b!tch ass, Carr is catching his stride, Felders showing potential, and some guy named Cook rejoined the squad.

    Barring injury, I see us ranked 14th in p a s s defense.

    And for the people saying “what about Robinson” sorry, but I just dont believe in him at all. All he has is elite speed, thats it.

  114. By sunnyazvike on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Robinson has ball skills, take a look at his highlights. I agree with fast players though being taken too high, but in Robinson’s case i think he was taken where he should have been, maybe a year before he becomes consistent. Good thing the late Al davis was not in this draft or robinson would have been taken in the first round.

  115. By KoN on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, Robinson and Carr have been taking the majority of first team reps. Whether you want to believe it or not, those two are the frontrunners.

  116. By KoN on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Let me clarify, I meant of the new guys that we have, Cook will be a starter and Winfield will likely get at least some time starting opposite him.

  117. By sandiamond on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook has done nothing to automatic his name in a starting role!

  118. By KoN on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    You’re right Sandiamond, but he is the best cover corner on the team. So while he hasn’t done enough in games to earn him a starting spot, I can guarantee to you that his skill will win him one of the starting spots.

  119. By sandiamond on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hosely, Fleming and Bentley the other CB’s taken in round 3. Not much we could have done to get a better corner. JRob is the man

  120. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS: BACK TO THE FUTURE on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer– here is where I am suppose to post a video of someone laughing at your posts?

  121. By DeerTracks on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yes, Fred it is all in fuin..But some people don’t think it that way..

    Right BE SANE and/or Titus Peace be with both of you.

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM. opps, already taken..

  122. By DeerTracks on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    BTW FRed, Who did you say was the Team that Childress went too?

    Sign me “Just Currious”

  123. By Mike R. on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    @sandiamond

    Sorry I have not checked in for a longgg time but I agree. Robinson was a good draft choice. I thought he looked good covering AJ Green in bowl game (held him to under 100 yards). The only problem I saw in him was holding on to the ball on special teams returning punts. But that’s not why we drafted him. It was to be a cover corner :-)

  124. By DeerTracks on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Fred

    8/8 Maybe be OK for some, but how about 12/4?

    To get to that, first take the 12 Titus is giving to the Bills, and present those 12 to the Vikings. Or the Vikings play like the old days and win a dozen Doughnuts or Games., which ever comes first.. OK with you Titus, BE SANE??

  125. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS: BACK TO THE FUTURE on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    I am outta here for good. Bullies!

  126. By sandiamond on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    test

  127. By sandiamond on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Mike R that is good to know! JRob may get a chance to match-up with other elite receivers. He is in the tryouts for kickoff returns tho
    Looks like Fred Jones’ Sherels has the best return hands on the team

  128. By Spencer on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    I use to be a believer in JROB- but I just dont see it anymore.

    I would love to be wrong tho.

  129. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    The Browns will be in the Superbowl in three or four years.

  130. By Spencer on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    ^ Stop it, just stop it…

  131. By DeerTracks on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Titus

    You could be right about the Browns, however I believe the 49ers will beat them to it by a couple of years and times in the Bowl.

  132. By sandiamond on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

  133. By RichardA1 on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, Berserkers, I looked it up on wiki, they were or were called Berserkers, that has got to be in a new name for them. Purple Berserk? Berserk Punch? Dragon Headed Berzerkers? “Berserkers” fought in a trance like state.

  134. By sandiamond on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Three years ago. Taylor must have really impressed the scouts because Studwell or Stephenson had him signed right after the pro day at FIU. He did have three int’s in four games in the Star Arena league

  135. By carlk300 on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Sandi-

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2012/06/26/vikings-cornerback-chris-carr-feeling-right-at-home/

    Cook has been working with first team more then Carr or Robinson.
    I am not sure where you are getting your facts about Cook?

  136. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Wouldn’t it be something if the Browns face the Vikings in a Superbowl, say in three years? Childress vs Frazier! Awesome!

  137. By Spencer on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    I have never been so excited to watch pre-season games before.

  138. By KoN on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    In three years the Browns rookie QB wil be 31, that’s crazy. To put that in perspective, Weeden is older than Alex Smith. Smith was selected in the 2005 Draft. Weeden is about 6 months older than a QB who has been playing in the league for 7 years; that is insane.

  139. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Browns have not had success in a long, long time. They are overdue–adding Chilly to their team was a huge upgrade. They will be competitive in a couple years– Carolina also is on the rise.

  140. By Spencer on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    “adding Chilly to their team was a huge upgrade.”

    Im done.

  141. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    I seriously overviewed our schedule– I think at the Bye at week 11 we will be about 7-3.

  142. By KoN on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    In all fairness Spence, Chilly was not a horrible OC, he was just horrible at all of the other duties that he gained when he became HC. When he was with the Eagles as their OC, they made it to the NFC Championship three times in a row and then the Superbowl the next year.

  143. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you KoN. For some reason, Spencer has it in for Titus recently, not sure why. Chilly has some problems with too much power– becomes a dictator, but as an OC, he is brilliant.

  144. By Spencer on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Titus- Blaine Gabbert…what year does he become a pro-bowler?

  145. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    I am afraid to say he may never be–

  146. By sunnyazvike on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    I am really excited to see our defense this year. I believe Cook is going to best corner the Vikings franchise has ever seen. Winfield is going to be playing opposite in base D, but im sure nickle will be close to as much as we play base. Where carr /bowman/robinson/felder will get a chance to compete. One of those guys can replace a post injury griffin. Listened to Brinkley on Wobcast and I think he is ready to shine. I do have a concern with DT, and our coverage with LB’s on running backs/fullbacks/te’s. Should be much improved. Also our new kicker has a leg, which will be a overlooked factor for our defense. no more average starting postion from 30/40 for opposing offense.

  147. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Right now, it is all conjecture. Man, I miss those Chilly pressers– the guy had a real knack to say nothing with a whole lot of words.

  148. By Spencer on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, are you good at sudoku’s?

  149. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t do those kind of activities Spencer, so I would have to say not– if I practiced, I would be an expert.

  150. By carlk300 on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Sudoku takes lots of practice and skill… not
    Titus, you could already be an expert at it and not even know it.

  151. By DeerTracks on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Carlik300

    Look out carl, you may have just been added to the Bully Roster by someone…

  152. By carlk300 on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Frederick already added me to the BSAS list… Can I be on the bully list too?

  153. By Spencer on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    UNLEASH JOE WEBB!

  154. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you Carlk300, maybe I am. But I have never been much of a puzzle person. DeerTracks, on the other hand, is puzzled.

  155. By carlk300 on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    The NFL has rule Joe Webb as an unfair advantage for the Vikings… Goodell has warned the Vikings to keep him on the sideline or face massive fines.

  156. By HCG. on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Win a Chris Cook coffee mug Monday, at

    http://vikingsfootballblog.com/

  157. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, is that you?

  158. By HCG. on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Nope, it’s hcg titus, and yes I just ordered custom coffee mugs.

  159. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    hot carl, I knew it was you all along– just testing.

  160. By GreatIrishPotatoFamine on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Agree with Titus, the browns are a lot better team than their reputation. Have a lot of good peices

  161. By RichardA1 on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Browns good? anything is possible, Detroit was non competitive for like 20 years, after seeing them become a good team anythings possible! ok, Vikes winning, the other team has to get a drive going, the whole stadium is chanting “Drekar” “Drekar” “Drekar” then the newly named, the Berserkers, just go Berserk! look it up on wikipedia, the norseman or Vikings would work themselfs up into such a fury,trance like historians thought they might of ate drug induced foods to get them into such a rage before battle.

  162. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Irish is extrapolating a little on what I actually said. I said the Browns are on the rise and will be in the Superbowl in three or four years– I don’t think they will be too great this year, but who knows. Mike Holmgren is one of the best football minds and he will turn that ship around– adding Chilly was a brilliant move toward a championship.

  163. By KoN on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Who will be the worst team in the league this year? I’d say either the Dolphins, the Jags, or the Colts again.

  164. By sandiamond on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    The experts have the vikings bunched right in with that group KoN

  165. By KoN on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, but that’s because most experts seem to hate the Vikings. Do you believe that there is any way we only win 4 or less games? With our schedule it seems like we can’t lose 12 games. Anything can happen, but I don’t see any way that we are the worst.

  166. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t see how the Vikings won’t win 12 games.

  167. By sandiamond on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    very little talk around the nfl about Ponder’s play last year. Hope that changes… in a good way

    heart= 9-7
    wallet= 6-10

  168. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond, you are not congruent?

  169. By KoN on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’d say we go 8-8 with room for a 2 game swing either way.

  170. By sandiamond on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    titus too late to open that can of worms…. past or future outlook from the other day

  171. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond, what do you mean?

  172. By sandiamond on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    just realistic right now based upon the vikings record and performance from last year vs the nfc north

  173. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Congruent– I mean wholeness– your heart and money should be in the same place.

  174. By parodymmxii on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    So now RichardA1 is taking my idea and running with it like it was his. Oh well, can’t say that I’m against promoting the idea! I’ll just have to treat it as a form of flattery.

    If only he didn’t push that grape punch thing for so long beforehand.

  175. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    hey guys

  176. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    the panda is back!

  177. By parodymmxii on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Titus – That idea just screams catastrophe. Putting them in the same place means that if one goes, the other follows. Whereas if you put them far enough apart, one can be used to restore the other when something bad happens.

  178. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    see the usual suspects are still on here

  179. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    TITUS i like the 12 game prediction. we lost 8 games by a TD or less last season. easily an 11- 5 season

  180. By DeerTracks on Jun 30, 2012 | Reply

    Titus

    You knew it was “Hot Carl” all along? Better stick to your puzzles,

    Now YOU are the one puzzled.

    So you ARE going to give the Vikings the Bills 12 games, huh..

  181. By DeerTracks on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Panda

    Now that you are back, how about loaning Titus some puzzles.

    Keep him busy, he lost the 12 games he is trying to give away.

  182. By RichardA1 on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, did”nt mean to steel your idea , I just mean its the idea were looking for, I think its great! Berserk! went Berserk

  183. By Spencer on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Dam DeerTracks, hop off of Titus’ back.

  184. By DeerTracks on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer-A$$ Wipe

    Titus knows it is all part of the comic relief on this blog..

    You don’t and never will understand this.Look in a mirror and see if your little, weak, brain is leaking out all over your shoes. Keep brown-nosing Titus..Won’t work!

    Go kiss that Jailbird Cook’s A$$ some more….Peabrain.(Small one)

  185. By DeerTracks on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer

    The word Dam is incorrect, it is spelled d-a-m-n

    Cursing me only shows the world what a low-brow clown U.R.

  186. By T.allen.govikes on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    more Bud less steckel ! did anyone see jaws qb countdown? blind squirel could have done better!

  187. By justin on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    NFC North 2012
    1. Packers 11-5
    2. Vikings 10-6
    3. Bears 9-7
    4. Lions 8-8

  188. By Spencer on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Lol, I obviously spelled it d-a-m because the word d-a-m-n is banned.

    Why are you so uptight? Loosen up.

  189. By DeerTracks on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer

    Why did you spell it at all? I have not used that word towards you

    You are the one who is “Uptight” Talk football, not cusswords.

  190. By DeerTracks on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    justin

    Titus could be right on Vikings 12/4..If the Vikings come roaring out of the chute, like Detroit has done in the past,and play like they mean it, who knows?

  191. By KoN on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Geez DeerTracks is on the attack.

  192. By Spencer on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Hes a crazy MoFo- on that Bath Salts only diet.

  193. By RichardA1 on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Really like the “Beserk” Defense name, gone beserk, I just go beserk!

  194. By KoN on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Lol Spence, that might explain it.

  195. By DeerTracks on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    spencer
    Kon

    I attack when worthless A$$holes, like Spencer-halfwit, and few others Attack me!!!!!!! stay off my case . I leave you alone…

  196. By Spencer on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    I have been a worthles turd at times, because I just can not keep my big mouth shut! I know this for a fact, since I always have somebody calling me on my short comings..Sorry.

  197. By Spencer on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Wow Deertracks, posting under my name? Okay…whatever floats your boat I guess.

  198. By DeerTracks on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    KoN

    Explain what? If you check back a few posts you will see that Spencer
    hit on me!

    I also noticed that somebody (again) is doing a number on him. He will blame me, but that is our boy Spencer..I have no quarrel with you, in fact enjoy most of your posts! Except thew last one..Peace.

  199. By DeerTracks on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    What did I tell you? Doesn’t surprise me, Somebody is doing this because they see a fight between the two of us.

    They will have fun for awhile hoping we go at it again.. Good old boy Spencer will fall for it, But thats just the way he is,..

  200. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, everyone is on bathsalts today! Did you guys read? The Florida cannibal was actually not on anything but a little marijuana?

  201. By RichardA1 on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    The “Berserkers” I just go Beserk!!! did you ever see the movie Billy Jack, where he goes Berserk! Parody has got the right name for them, The Berserk Defense-I can see S. Elimimin & J. Allen going Bererk!! frenzy, crazy!

  202. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    BathSalt Beserkers!

  203. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Vikingsassault Beserkers!!!

  204. By carlk300 on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Titus – I have accused you of being other people, and you have handled it with class.

    I am not Hot Carl… But his sense of humor is rubbing off on me.

    My last comment about Webb was probably all hot carl’s fault.

    Just for the record Hot Carl is not his real name…. but Carl K is my real name.

    Sorry for confusion.

  205. By RichardA1 on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Oh God, who cares,,,this is what the other teams fans want, not concentrating on football, giving each other sh-t. Another hay day for the Vikings Berserk Defense!

  206. By Spencer on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Right now much to talk about till training camp starts.

  207. By Spencer on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    *not much

  208. By mjbvikeme on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    NFL.com is reporting thr Vikings have 10.5 mill in cap space left.

  209. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Richard is right. Guys stop talking on anything unless it is related to football. It is Sunday and we need to discuss today’s game. Oh, wait, it is July first.Oh well, I can see all the fans from other sites so excited– our season depends on what we talked about this afternoon.

  210. By carlk300 on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Richard-
    I don’t think other team’s fans really care what we talk about here.

    and I will continue to address other who address me…

  211. By carlk300 on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Mjbvikeme- We still have 1 draft pick to sign… And we might need to sign EJ Henderson or a free agent MLB if Brinkley continues to have health issues.
    the Vikings could also be in the market for a veteran free agent safety before the season starts.

    The Vikes can also roll that cap money over to next year. The Vikings will need it be cause they have player like Harvin and other that will want new deals.

  212. By Frederick Jones on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Carl K, and Spencer

    You are right about Joe “Clutch” Webb. He was probably banned to the sidelines by Goodell because he makes it all look so easy.

    Joe might throw 40 TDs and run for 20 TDs every year if he was the starting QB.

  213. By Spencer on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    …..Lets not get carried away Fred.

  214. By Frederick Jones on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    I am congruent about the Vikings prospectus. See I do not want to get my hopes up, and yet I will enjoy seeing them do better than last year. I believe they will be better than last year. If they go 14-2 great! If they go 4-12, I would feel let down.

    So I look for 8-8, which I also feel is attainable for us.

  215. By Frederick Jones on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    Could happen, but not this year.

  216. By sandiamond on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Wk1 W
    Wk2 L
    Wk3 L
    Wk4 W
    Wk5 L
    Wk6 W
    Wk7 W
    Wk8 L
    Wk9 W
    Wk10 L
    Wk12 L
    Wk13 L
    Wk14 L
    Wk15 W
    Wk16 L
    Wk17 W

    7-9 prediction ( now congruent!)

  217. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Jacksonville Jaguars W
    @ Indianapolis Colts W
    San Francisco 49ers W
    @ Detroit Lions L
    Tennessee Titans W
    @ Washington Redskins L
    Arizona Cardinals W
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers W
    @ Seattle Seahawks L
    Detroit Lions W
    Bye
    @ Chicago Bears L
    @ Green Bay Packers L
    Chicago Bears W
    @ St. Louis Rams W
    @ Houston Texans L
    Green Bay Packers W

    10-6

  218. By sandiamond on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    looks ok titus, with a few oddball predictions. Chicago was the most dominate team we played last year and you would be the hero predicting a win vs San Fran

  219. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Yep, Sanidamond, I sincerely think it will play out that way, with one or two going differently– I know it would seem San Fran will demolish us, but I really think that will be the upset of the week around the NFL.

  220. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Although I would have to say the Saints, the Packers, and maybe the Falcons – well a big maybe on that one– were the dominate teams we faced last year– Sandiamond, you’re slipping again.

  221. By sandiamond on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    yep, I was really thinking nfc north but we got slapped pretty hard by those teams as well

  222. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond, in case you didn’t know, the Packers are in the NFC North.

  223. By Spencer on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Jacksonville Jaguars W
    @ Indianapolis Colts W
    San Francisco 49ers L
    @ Detroit Lions L
    Tennessee Titans W
    @ Washington Redskins W
    Arizona Cardinals W
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers W
    @ Seattle Seahawks W
    Detroit Lions L
    Bye
    @ Chicago Bears L
    @ Green Bay Packers L
    Chicago Bears W
    @ St. Louis Rams W
    @ Houston Texans L
    Green Bay Packers L

    9-7.

  224. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    I think it will be hard to beat the Redskins 3 straight years at their house– but we will have a revenge factor– they injured AD the past two years.

  225. By parodymmxii on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry Titus, but Spencer’s prediction looks a lot more realistic. I still think it’ll be tough for us to win any division games this year, but I can only hope that I’m wrong. The most likely win we’ll get in the division seems to be against Green Bay, in the Dome in week 17. That’s only if they have no hopes of improving their positioning going into the playoffs, like already having the division and homefield advantage locked up, or having the division locked up but no possibility of getting homefield advantage.

  226. By sandiamond on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Bears thumped us hard twice not the Packers, sir titus

    Washington Oct 14th 4:25 EST I’ll be there!

  227. By sandiamond on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer’s picks based on W’s for the weakest record teams last year. haha

  228. By carlk300 on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    I like Spencer’s picks… But I think The Vikes can win the second matchup with the Lions.

    so 10-6 is do able in my opinion.

  229. By sandiamond on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    supplemental draft this year around the time of training camp. 1 player declared so far and the vikes have a 6th or 7th round pick to burn

  230. By sandiamond on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

  231. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply
    Although I would have to say the Saints, the Packers, and maybe the Falcons – well a big maybe on that one– were the dominate teams we faced last year– Sandiamond, you’re slipping again.

    By sandiamond on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply
    yep, I was really thinking nfc north but we got slapped pretty hard by those teams as well

    Sandiamond, I was jesting you for your comment, which seemed to imply the Packers were not in the North– and by the way, the Packers slaughtered us in Green Bay.

  232. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    I do believe my prediction is the most accurate– and if we do go into the bye 7-3 as I predict, we may, with momentum, and if AP is healthy, actually end at 12-4.

  233. By sandiamond on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    5’9 200 3rd down type back and fast!

  234. By sandiamond on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, some of those games last year are just a big blurrrrrrrr………..
    don’t even want to recheck the scores!

  235. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond, I was talking to a friend the day after the Packer game– she lives near Wausau– she was in so much glee and delight– she said she laughed so hard the whole game. I said I was traumatized.

  236. By Frederick Jones on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer’s predictions seem the most realistic.

    The Vikings may be w/o Adrian Peterson for the first few weeks (or we may play him, which would be stupid if he is not 100%).

    So I see it breaking out like this:

    Jaguars L
    @Colts W
    49ers L
    @Lions L

    Then a long win streak could begin PROVIDED we don’t get a lot of injuries
    in the first four games. We are a young team, it could happen???

    Titans W
    @Redskins W
    Cardinals W
    Bucs W
    @Seahawks W
    Lions W

    Then the schedule gets very, very, very tough.

    @Bears L
    @Packers L
    Bears W
    @ Rams W
    @Texans L
    Packers L

    8-8

  237. By Frederick Jones on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Of course IF the DBs can snare an average of 2 interceptions a game, we are talking about something completely different!!!

  238. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry, but let’s be real, folks. Time for some reality checks. Titus’ prediction looks the most realistic. Fred, you think the Vikes will win 5 in a row? Nope. And if your prediction were true, the momentum after the bye, and with AP back, you blew the last part of your picks.

  239. By Frederick Jones on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Someone’s pretending to be Titus.

  240. By Frederick Jones on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t mess with the F.L. Jones!!!

  241. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    No Fred, every post so far, at least to my knowledge– have not seen the entire blog, are Authentic Titus’ postings. Original Titus’ — don’t try to sell them on the black market: you will be arrested.

  242. By parodymmxii on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Gee, Titus is telling us that “Titus’ prediction looks the most realistic.” Talk about biased! How about you let the massès decide what looks more realistic, rather than changing your name to appear as if someone else is supporting you?

  243. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, as if no one knows that was me! Come on, it’s all in fun. Without my antics and everyone else’s, who would even come to this blog? It’s part of the comic relief. Mark my words, though, San Fran goes down in a huge upset.

  244. By Spencer on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    So according to you we beat the 49ers but lose to the Seahwaks and Redskins?

  245. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Yep. Titus is not just throwing dice:

    First off, Moss has a beef with us– well the Vikes will also have a beef and will be at home– their beef is not to be taken as a laughingstock and being whipped at home. I admit that pick took me a moment, but I will take the chance.

    Redskins keep getting better each year– this is our third straight year there, on the road– it will be a tough win if we pull it off.

    Seahawks– tough place to play– outdoors, long flight, west coast– we don’t do well on that coast and it could go either way–plus that is the eighth game of the season– and after six wins, I think we will have a hard time winning on the road.

  246. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, meant to add– tough to beat a team at their place three straight years– they will be ready– of course we will want vengeance for AP. Hard pick, but I go with the odds that its the Redskins turn to win.

  247. By High Speed Wobble on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Ok, I’ve now changed MY name too. Who am I really?

  248. By Spencer on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Titus- What will be Ponders TD/Int ratio?

  249. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    33/15

  250. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    HSW is Parody.

  251. By Nicholas on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1241862-predicting-biggest-surprises-for-vikings-in-2012

    Have you guys seen this trash? Some of the worst journalism I have ever seen. Josh Zerkle must be a Packers fan.

  252. By High Speed Wobble on Jul 1, 2012 | Reply

    Dang Titus I thought you were better than that!

  253. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 2, 2012 | Reply

    Joking, I knew it was you Spencer.

  254. By High Speed Wobble on Jul 2, 2012 | Reply

    Titus…. A hint, I don’t blog daily.

  255. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 2, 2012 | Reply

    Vegas!

  256. By VegasVike on Jul 2, 2012 | Reply

    JACKPOT!!
    That’s pretty good Titus!

  257. By RichardA1 on Jul 2, 2012 | Reply

    “Berzerk Gang” good D name!!! when they earn it,,,,going Berzerk!

  258. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jul 2, 2012 | Reply

    a lot of people are writing off the vikings but it doesnt matter. the bengals were supposed to be last in the AFC north last year. Trading away palmer and chad. Look where they landed. Ignore the critics, support our team.

  259. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jul 2, 2012 | Reply

    Its hard to predict outcome of games because we base our decisions on last year. but this is the NFL and teams are always falling and rising. We have no idea whether teams will play like they did the previous year. The 49ers may return to their old ways. who knows?

  260. By parodymmxii on Jul 2, 2012 | Reply

    Titus – I honestly cannot recall a time where you told anyone to mark your words that ended with a mark in your favor.

  261. By rogerthevikefan on Jul 2, 2012 | Reply

    Jacksonville Jaguars W
    @ Indianapolis Colts W
    San Francisco 49ers L
    @ Detroit Lions L
    Tennessee Titans W
    @ Washington Redskins W
    Arizona Cardinals W
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers W
    @ Seattle Seahawks W
    Detroit Lions W
    Bye
    @ Chicago Bears L
    @ Green Bay Packers L
    Chicago Bears W
    @ St. Louis Rams W
    @ Houston Texans L
    Green Bay Packers W 11-5

  262. By RichardA1 on Jul 2, 2012 | Reply

    Written off? they have’nt seen the Vikes Berzerk Gang yet!

  263. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jul 2, 2012 | Reply

    everyone hates on the vikings except jaime dukes and teddy bruschi. those are the only “analysts” that have given the vikes any credit for making changes.

  264. By Sir Greasy Panda on Jul 2, 2012 | Reply

    but its alright, you dont win games with analysts you win games with your players and coaches. they are the only ones that know where they are at

  265. By Frederick Jones on Jul 2, 2012 | Reply

    @Nicholas,

    They can write whatever they want, that does not mean it’s going to happen. Zerkle is just uses a lot of slang to say what our Vikings.com bloggers say everyday anyway!

  266. By VegasVike on Jul 2, 2012 | Reply

    I like Rogers’s predictions. When you break it down game by game it looks about right. My hope is we can split our division too. But that may be our struggles. If we do, we’ll make the playoffs.

  267. By Frederick Jones on Jul 2, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Did you write the last BE SANE?

    Why would you say “the Vikings can’t win 5 in a row?” That would be inconsistent for you!!!

  268. By Frederick Jones on Jul 2, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t find the post where someone said that Marcus Sherels is the only guy who can catch punts for the Vikings.

    I do think that Sherels did a fine job returning kicks and punts last year for the Vikings, and also did a bang up job defending. Someone said he gave up a td, but I never saw it.

  269. By Jeffbleedspurple on Jul 6, 2012 | Reply

    I seen one prediction in here that really makes me want to laugh, losing to the Colts? WOW! Luck is really good in his rookie season I guess.

  270. By yellow on Jul 10, 2012 | Reply

    DB steps up each game. WR shows up to each game. OL beast up each game. AD can rest a bit and then create havoc in the long stretch of the season. Pounder 30 TD, 2 INT.

    Jacksonville Jaguars W
    @ Indianapolis Colts W
    San Francisco 49ers W
    @ Detroit Lions W
    Tennessee Titans W
    @ Washington Redskins W
    Arizona Cardinals W
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers W
    @ Seattle Seahawks W
    Detroit Lions W
    Bye
    @ Chicago Bears W
    @ Green Bay Packers L
    Chicago Bears W
    @ St. Louis Rams W
    @ Houston Texans W
    Green Bay Packers W

    11-1

    Yellow

    This is how I see it.

  271. By Brett on Jul 13, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t understand why everybody thinks we will get handled by the Lions,Does anyone remember both games last year WE SHOULD HAVE WON! I think the Vikes can easily defeat the Lions!

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