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Making Moves: Vikings Tweak Roster

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 1, 2012 – 2:00 pm

The never-ending process of building and maintaining an NFL roster continued on Saturday at Winter Park, as the Vikings shuffled their roster and began the process of establishing a practice squad. This process will likely continue over the next several days, but as of now here’s the latest on the Vikings roster…

– The Vikings and Arizona Cardinals consummated a trade that will send CB A.J. Jefferson to Minnesota in exchange for undisclosed draft pick compensation. Jefferson is a 3rd-year player out of Fresno State.

– The Vikings waived CB Zack Bowman.

– The Vikings were awarded offensive lineman Mark Asper via waivers; he was released by the Buffalo Bills. To make room for Asper, the Vikings waived offensive lineman Pat Brown. Asper played college football at Oregon, was selected by the Bills in the 6th round of the 2012 NFL Draft and weighs in unofficially at 6-7, 325 pounds.

– The Vikings also signed the following players to their practice squad: DT Chase Baker; DB Bobby Felder; OL Tyler Holmes; and RB Jordan Todman.


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272 Responses to “Making Moves: Vikings Tweak Roster”

  1. By Frederick Jones on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Well….Mark Asper is big enough!!!

  2. By JE on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Yes Todman and Felder made it thru!!!!

  3. By JE on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    That was huge!! Both Todman and Felder have huge upside. Both are young and they play positions that we need depth in case of injury.

  4. By Carl on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    I think by mid season our FB Felton Spencer will get into trouble and Aista will have to be put at FB and Todman will be brought up from the practice squad.
    I thought for sure Felder would have had a place on the original 53. I would have rather had Sage Rosenfels as the back up QB.

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

    As far as Rosenfels being dropped two things come to jone’s mind immediately:

    1. Webb was playing against better players all pre-season.
    2. Webb would seem to have a much better “up” side as Sage is 34.

    Bethel-Thompson is more mistake prone than Joe Webb, and will be the #3 QB according to freddie.

  6. By Frederick Jones on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Todman played against the 3rd and 4th strings. He will probably be dropped before the season is over if they can find a decent replacement.

  7. By JE on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    I thought Asiata ran hard and he does have nimble feet for a big back,but im still in Todmans corner because of his speed,quickness and pass catching abilities out of the backfield. I also thought Todman picked up the blitz and blocked very well in Thursdays game.

  8. By 32frank12 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Did we pick up Tori Gurley..really hope we picked him up since McNutt was signed to the practice squad of the eagles

  9. By JE on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Yea Todman played against 3rd stringbut he had 114 yards on 10 carrys.It was his blocking that really stood out to me. He did a great job taking out the blitzer on a number of plays.

  10. By JE on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Asper is a BIG BOY. Good. We need depth on the Oline

  11. By JE on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Im with ya on Webb Freddie but not so much on Todman.

  12. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings must not have McNutt on any want list. passed on draft day and passed today

  13. By JE on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Itake it Asper is a tackle. With that kind of size im geussing he can fill our back up roll on the edge of the Oline

  14. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Fred? c’mon we want future starters on the PS

  15. By JE on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Over all i think things are shaping up pretty good for our team.Great job by our staff giving us alot of young talant and much needed depth at many positions of need. Way to go Spielman and coaching staff!!!

  16. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Felder made the practice squad? He|| yes.

    All it takes is Burton to tweak a hammy or something and BOOM!

    #FelderTime

  17. By Vikings1 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Glad they kept Todman ad they other guys on the practice squad, does anyone know what happened to Nick Reed?

  18. By jv3rnon on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Is AJ anything special? I was shocked how bad Chris Carr played all pre-season. Thought for sure he was the 3 guy we were looking for.

  19. By JE on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Not sure on Nick Reed. Thought he played well and that spin move put alot of pressure on the QB.Im with you Sandiamond stashing Bowman if we can get away with it.

  20. By AJ on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Mr. Jones, It doesnt matter that Todman played against 3rd and 4th strings and you feel that he will be cut by mid season. That argument is incorrect simply because it is all relative. If he was able to play with the 1st team and have the blocking of a much better 1st team offensive line he may be incredible!! He can out run 1st 2nd 3rd strings etc etc no question, so if he gets 1st team blocking G’DUSH!!!!! He will not be cut because of your argument, that I DO KNOW.

  21. By Ozzy on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Now, this pleases me!

  22. By Parody on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    jv3rnon – I thought the same way. I was expecting Carr to be the right CB in Nickel packages, and then saw how many big plays blew right past him. I’m happy the coaches have apparantly made the same assèssment and cut him, but I’m disappointed that they have not seen similar problems with Joe Berger.

  23. By Malik on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    I heard Gurley cleared waivers and signed to Vikings PS

  24. By TheValentine84 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    - This is huge! At first I was skeptical about the moves, but now it totally makes sense. If the Vikings had released Felton over Todman to try and get him on the practice squad he for sure would have been picked up by another team, but now they were able to keep all of the backs they liked in some capacity.
    - I love the lineman pick up as well, he has the size and hopefully can contribute sometime.
    - I am still looking for a WR pickup to help with our depth, Mcnutt would be nice.

  25. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

  26. By 2MuchVikings on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Why have the Vikings not picked up Marvin McNutt from the Eagles?… literally makes no sense given our group of receivers (Charles Barkly “terrible”).

  27. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    WAIT A SECOND….

    We got rid of Carr and Bowman….

    So who the he|| is gonna be starting opposite of All-World Cornerback Chris Cook????

    Josh Robinson? Brandon Burton??? BOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  28. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    We got Tori Gurley. He and McNutt are both 6’4/ only room for 1

  29. By TheValentine84 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer did you forget about all-world Antoine Winfield?

  30. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Winfields gonna be in the slot..

  31. By TheValentine84 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    On 3rd downs…

  32. By RichardA1 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve been going door to door with my Gjallarhorn blaring, wearing my Helga Hat, giving everybody Purple Punch flavored cans of Whoop-Ass, telling them to get there swords, battle axe’s, shields out the because the season about to start soon! Then I told them to go Berzerk, crazy when the game begins.

  33. By KoN on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    No, Spencer, Winfield will be a starter, he will likely move into the slot when we have nickel packages out there, but when there are 2 CBs on the field it will be Cook and Winfield most of the time.

  34. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    So when we play the Lions Winfield’s gonna be matched up against Megatron?

    Brilliant.

  35. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, our O Line will be huge– reminiscent of the Dallas Line in the early 90s. The Purple will win two or three Superbowls by 2020.

  36. By KoN on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    I doubt it, Cook will likely be up against Megatron most of the time. If you are talking about in nickel situations, Winfield is one of the best slot corners in the NFL and I would trust him there, even against Megatron. Besides Megatron’s got the Madden curse, so we don’t need to worry about him.

  37. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Weight wise the starting o-line is actually pretty small.

    Kalil- 305, C.Johnson-305, Sullivan 301, Fusco 306.

    I think we have one of the lightest o-lines in the league.

  38. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Weight is only one parameter to define huge, Spencer, my amigo.

  39. By robb on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    There’s our depth!Whoo hoo!Keeping Todman makes my cut list pretty much the same as Vikes.Ponder watch out for MBT in the future.You’ve just seen a taste.

  40. By lance on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    so speaking of oline how did schwartz do?

  41. By PurplHaze on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Way to keep Todman off the open market, Rick! Good Move!

    Jefferson leaves everyone scratching their head though.

  42. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Finally I found the info on Gurley…

    Thought you were the impostor for awhile the sandiamond ??

    But here it is…

    http://min.scout.com/2/1217090.html

  43. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    *the=there

  44. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    It’s been a crazy 24 hrs but most agree Spielman did a good job this time around

  45. By PurplHaze on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    6’4″, 232lbs? GURLEY IS A MONSTER!!!

  46. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Gurley might be a very nice addition to the practice squad…

  47. By Mike R. on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    I kind of like the Asper pickup. He’s older coming out of college (26), married and has two young children.
    He had to run block for LaMichael James and pass block for Derron Thomas at Oregon.

    How’s it going sandiamond???

  48. By PurplHaze on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Only real downside I see about Gurley is he used to pack fudge.

    Don’t drop the soap, boys! >:)

  49. By 32frank12 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    SKOL VIKINGS!
    GREAT pick ups especially with Gurley and Asper….I cannot wait for next week Sunday heading up to Minny for the game got great seats cant wait for the season to start…we will be a darkhorse team this year by our bye at week 11 …people and analysis will have some respect especially for our stout D!
    BBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  50. By Mike R. on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    I knew Vikes would grab another S. Carolina receiver. They tried to grab Gurley before but decided on sticking with the Packers. Let’s just hope he is more Sidney Rice than Troy Williamson……

  51. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Well the Vikings may have the cure for one big “headache” along the O-line…

    Pat Brown out…”Asper-in”… ; )

  52. By purplevikeswoman on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Hey purplehaze what difference does it make if Gurley “packed fudge” as long as he can play? That makes NO difference!

  53. By Mike R. on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    LoL OTK

  54. By snookj on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Great news on keeping Felder around.. The kid never got a chance to show what he could do in live action with Carr and Bowman showing nothing.. But the staff and Spielman saw enough in practice to know this guy could start for us.. He’s one play/injury away from getting his chance to become a star!!

  55. By mnsoldier on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    I think keeping webb is not a good idea, should have put him in the trade to Arizona as he is not improving enough to keep him and sage could atleast given us a better back up and helped to bring B-T along as well

  56. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Think about it. Would any non-rookie viking players really want to switch teams to play with the Packers? nah, so you really can’t blame Tori last year.

    All will be fine, hes a Viking now

  57. By JE on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Outstanding job by the front office!!!! Everything just seems to be falling into place for this team.I am really happy with our roster!!This is by far the best roster of players we have seen in years!! Great job! Leslieneeds to coach em up and let go play some ball!!!!

  58. By JE on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    I have been bleeding purple for 40 years and i have to say im very happy with our current roster.We have youth,speed,talent and depth for the first time in many years. These are the building blocks for a run at a title.

  59. By Matt Roberts on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    We didnt pick up Marvin McNutt because he is on the Eagles practice squad….. and you just can steal someone from a practice squad people….

  60. By Mike B. on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Matt he had to clear being cut first. We had an opportunity to get him before the PS time. So we must not have been interested him. I am thinking that Frazier and co. believe they have the Receivers they need. I think it is a mistake, but we will see.

  61. By Mike B. on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Been asking around some fans here in SDak. Pretty much most have the same opinion as I do that we haven’t done enough to be competitive this year. In fact one person predicted the exact win-loss as I did at 5-11 and he had no knowledge before hand.

  62. By odark30 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Mark Asper is a bit old is he not? And whats with the missing school for two years to go on some religious quest?

  63. By odark30 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Asper is Mormon…..

  64. By odark30 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    @purplevikeswoman——————-puplehaze means that Gurley used to be a Green Bay Packer, not that he actually used to pack fudge……. :)

  65. By VikingFan95 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    So i hear we got Tori Gurley on PS? is this true?

  66. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    #RollTide too bad Chris Carter’s son is not on the team anymore

  67. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Alabama is just too nasty. TJ Yeldon is a monster.

  68. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    But watch out for them Trojan boys, they’re offense is dangerous!

  69. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2012/09/01/vikings-roster-moves-rosenfels-signing-release-confusing/

  70. By sandiamond on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Spence, I thought the nfl raided the defense but NO

    Bama= nfl farm club

  71. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Denard Robinson isnt a quarterback, just absolutely terrible.

  72. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    ……….Yup, Robinson is definitely not a quarterback. He threw it right at the guy, pick-6. Denard Robinson’s Heisman campaign is over

  73. By 4eversteve on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Dale Moss was also released by the Packers, the kid really never got a chance as a rookie this year. I like to see the Vikings sign him as well to the practice squad. Developmental player with huge upside. I’m not sure if anyone has signed him yet, Raw off the chart athletic ability that will translate to the NFL with a year or two of coaching.

  74. By odark30 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    We are kickers, we kick ball, we play with ball, we kick the ball….

  75. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Oklahoma State is up 70-0 against Savannah State.

    Lord have mercy!

  76. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Lol, make that 77-0 now.

  77. By rogerthevikefan on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Ohio State WR Devin Smith incredible catch today for a TD. He is only 6’1 but looked much bigger on that play. Hope he keeps it up could be a guy to be interested in when he is draft eligible.

  78. By rogerthevikefan on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Not a O.S. fan but d@mn that was a great catch.

  79. By rogerthevikefan on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    USC WRs Woods & Lee are having a drop-a-palooza. I don’t like USC WRs. I believe they are products of a system and not self producers.

  80. By rogerthevikefan on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Keenan Allen and Justin Hunter should be the guys fighting for the 1st WR to be taken this year. If healthy Hunter(coming off a torn ACL) is better than A.J. Green.

  81. By rogerthevikefan on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Nothing else to say except SKOL VIKINGS!

  82. By Frederick Jones on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    @JE,

    I did not really see Todman play much. I missed the long run.

    He did throw a good block or two. You may be right about him.

    f.l.j. is not always right.

    Hopefully we are both right about Joe Webb. I think Joe needs to gain confidence.

  83. By Frederick Jones on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    Jones has seen Kalil listed at 295 as well as 305.

    That’s big enough if you are quick, agile, smart, and have long arms.

  84. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    These Oregon uniforms are so fresh.

  85. By Frederick Jones on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond,

    Freddie put that stuff up about Todman getting cut later to see if someone would bite on it.

    But after watching pre-season games through the years the jones boy KNOWS that what you do in those games does not matter much.

    Remember KING from last year? Many thought he was the KING of running backs. Where is he now?

  86. By Frederick Jones on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    We have been here before. Frazier does not have the WRs he needs because he does not have the O Line he needs.

    Never the less, Jones is sticking to 8-8, because it’s not too late!!!

  87. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Two question marks– why releasing Longwell and Rosenfals. Both veterans that could have made a win out of a close game. In a year, Webb will be traded, Ponder will be the back up and/or traded and MBT will be our prime time quarterback.

  88. By Frederick Jones on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    “The purple will win 3 super bowls by 2020.”

    That is the smartest thing BSAS has said in a long time.

    2012 8-8
    2013 11-5
    2014 10-6
    2015 13-3
    2016 9-7
    2017 14-2
    2018 13-3
    2019 10-6
    2020 15-1

    There will be some growing pains. It’s a long way to the top if you want to win the Super Bowl!!!

  89. By Frederick Jones on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    I feel that Ponder will do well this year. He will have some growing pains for sure, but he has the skills to win in the NFL.
    ——–F.L. Jones

    Joe Webb may be the most electrifying influence in NFL history.
    —–F.L. Jones

  90. By Purple Rain on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    1QB MBT
    2QB Serge
    3QB Webb

  91. By Frederick Jones on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Ryan Longwell is currently a Free Agent.

  92. By 61Vikings on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    The SEC is far superior than the Big Ten!!
    Alabama looks like they could repeat!!

  93. By Frederick Jones on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Who h e c k is Serge?

  94. By Frederick Jones on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    The NIC is superior to the MIAC.

    Winona State could win the title again!!!

  95. By Frederick Jones on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Purple Rain, PUrple RAiN,

  96. By Frederick Jones on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    @rogerthevike,

    It’s early in USC’s season. Their WRs may surprise!

  97. By 61Vikings on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    It’s about time this team and this organization went with the youth movement!! The release of Sage Rosenfels is a great indicator of that!! I like that we kept the Thompson kid over Sage!!

  98. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Well, we should have kept MBT over Webb!!!!

  99. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Why? Webb has shown that he can win games..

  100. By Purple Rain on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    We are keeping MBT, he should be the 1st QB. Ponder is out!

  101. By Purple Rain on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder out movement begins!

  102. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Smh.

  103. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    That will be a mighty small movement.

  104. By Purple Rain on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    We will find out – I just don’t have the passion for Ponder. He has shown me enough.

  105. By 61Vikings on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Can’t get excited about Ponder at all!! He’s got to get off to a good start and have a great year for us!! With the schedule we have this year, there’s no reason why we can’t go 8-8 or better!!

  106. By Purple Rain on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    You got it “61 Vikings”. Ponder’s ego has grown so much, but his play grew a bit. We need the genuine talent for our QB.

  107. By Woodboat on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    You have seen enough in 10 starts as a rookie with no training camp…. you must be some sort of genius. He had a season to rival Peyton Mannings first season… but you have seen enough.

    That kind of talk makes me think that Purple Rains opinion isn’t worth a Golden Shower.

  108. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    “Ponders ego has grown so much”??????

    BLASPHEMOUS!

  109. By Woodboat on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Now, if Ponder isn’t getting it NEXT SEASON… well, then you have a reason to be skeptical. Generally speaking, it takes at least 3 seasons to discern whether or not the QB is going to make it. But you guys are ready to toss him to the curb for a run first QB and an untested rookie… simply amazing.

  110. By Woodboat on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, how dare CP7 unleash his self-depricating humor on the media and his teammates!!! Making fun of himself? Preposterous!!!!

  111. By Purple Rain on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    CP = Precious investment for corporate business

  112. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    I agree it’s too early to judge Ponder– my word, seriously. How many times have people given up on you and later you show them how wrong they were?

  113. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    There is something that concerns me about Ponder– he seems to mope around and pout after a bad showing– he speaks with a whining tone when interviewed.

  114. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Just checked out the ESPN predictions– not much variance. Almost all– 90 some percent pick the Packers to go to the Superbowl and quite a few for them to win it all. Packers will barely win 10 games.

  115. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    These analysts don’t know anything! Really? Patriots win the AFC East? Give me a break! And no Vikings in the playoffs? HA!

  116. By rogerthevikefan on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/168272686.html
    Stuff about Ponder.

  117. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    HA HA HA– that article said near the end exactly what I am talking about –when things go badly, he pouts and mopes around like a little boy.

  118. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks roger.

  119. By Parody on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Titus – Ruffle any feathers recently? I figure that would be a lot easier in Washington or Pennsylvania…but maybe not enough of a sport for your taste.

  120. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    These analysts don’t know anything! Really? Patriots win the AFC East?
    —————————————————————————————–

    …..The Bills arent winning it Titus.

  121. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    If the Bills do not win the AFC east, I will ban myself from vikings.com for two years.

  122. By Spencer on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Whats your first name?

  123. By VikeNasty on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Jim Souhan is a jag off. Its easy to say that about a second year QB with less than a season under his belt. Anyone who expects Ponder to go out and throw for 4,000 yards after half a year is mentally challenged. He will do fine but no he is not an elite top ten QB. That is not saying he couldn’t be a few years from now.

  124. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Me, Spencer?

  125. By Parody on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Titus broken promise #21,123,337:
    “If the Bills do not win the AFC east, I will ban myself from vikings.com for two years.”

    It will happen. Although I might have guessed the number wrong, so please give me 5-points of leeway in either direction.

  126. By South Carolina Troy on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Webb ia a great atelete who cant play QB in the NFL. GO VIKES!!

  127. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    @ rogervikingfan….You could NOT BE MORE WRONG about U.S.C. WR’s if you tried….maybe you were !!!!!!
    They are BY FAR two of the best in college football at 1) getting open, i.e. route running
    2) Running AFTER the catch, there may not be one single WR in college better than either of them….
    3) HANDS, there may have been some drop’s today, I didn’t see the game…..everyone is entitled to one bad game, as I said I didn’t see it….however I do know that Lee had 10 rec. for 194 yds.at least one TD…AND a 90 plus yard kick off return for another TD….and you consider him….well your thought’s of them are BEYOND LUDICROUS….
    However as the saying goes, “I’ll defend to the death your right to say it”. No matter how ASSININE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  128. By Parkway on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Can we just give Gurley Aromashadrop’s spot right now? Gurley has an ironic last name for such a manbeast

  129. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    I bet some will object to this comment…

    But instead of having RB Todman on our practice squad…

    I would much rather see another rookie WR fighting for a position on the team…

    If AP,Toby, and Asiata can’t handle the RB duties this fall…We are in a load of hurt anyway…

    But the WR position needs all the competition it can get…

  130. By Parkway on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    I’ll agree with that, or just hava asiata off the team and todman as our 3rd. I would have like to see gurley have the preseason with us. We desperately need a big WR to go up and get the ball we already have our little speedster WRs

  131. By PurplHaze on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s an idea … Get off Devin’s back and drop Jenkins! Seriously, what has he done to cement his roster spot???

  132. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman on 1500espn
    Aj Jefferson acquired as an outside cornerback to match up with nfc north WR’s
    Mark Asper G/C potential depth
    Sage vs MBT
    Staff worked for 38 hrs straight during the process and will comb the wires today looking to add one player as an upgrade or else stand pat

  133. By PurplHaze on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply
    I agree it’s too early to judge Ponder– my word, seriously. How many times have people given up on you and later you show them how wrong they were?
    *****
    Most obvious example in relatively recent history … BRAD JOHNSON!!!

    Good for B-John … He got his ring!

  134. By Parody on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    PurplHaze – Jenkins can catch the ball! Aromashodu…not so good at it. Jenkins may not have the top end speed, but he can jump and grab the ball at its highest point and actually come down in bounds along the sideline. That’s what makes him valuable.

    I’d prefer a WR who can catch over one who can outrun the defenders any day. But you just go around begging for more copies of Troy Williamson and see where that gets us.

  135. By QB on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t see where Gurly is officially on our practice squad. It’s not on the latest NFL ps signings. Sure hope he is.

  136. By QB on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    OtKalil, have you seen anything other than Viking Update on Gurly?

  137. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Qb should be on the wires today. that nfl.com transactions is not real-time

  138. By QB on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks!

  139. By PurplHaze on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Parody … Seriously, what has Jenkins done to cement his roster spot??? He looked better in Atlanta than he has ON A SINGLE PLAY while in Purple!

  140. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Pressure to improve is on now :

    http://min.scout.com/2/1217344.html

    my 7-9 prediction stands / save frazier

  141. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    SportsTalk with good stuff about Webb /Minn QB ‘s

  142. By JE on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    @Fredrick Jones. Just watched game again on nfl network and thought Todman ran the ball well and blocked even better.You no alot of these young backs are good runners but cant block or pick up the blitzer.Hes only 22 so hopefully we have a sleeper there.

  143. By Parody on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    PurplHaze – I don’t know how to make it any more clear than I already did. HE CATCHES THE BALL.

    Just because you haven’t seen him targeted much in the preseason doesn’t mean diddily. The team kept on throwing it at Aromashodu because the coaches wanted to justify keeping him on the roster. He kept on going out of bounds and missing catches, but for some reason the coaches still decided to give him a shot.

    Jenkins didn’t make a mistake when given a shot! He IS the better receiver. I’m sorry if you can’t understand that. If the coaches were concerned about him, he would have gotten a lot more targets to see if they needed to put someone else in his place.

  144. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    QB…

    It is somewhat strange Gurley has not been named officially to the practice squad by now ???…

    Maybe they need to sit down and talk with Gurley first ??…Or something to that effect…

    Or are the Vikings working on another WR signing and waiting with Gurley…To see how something else shakes out ??…

    In any event…In Spielman I trust…

    I think he is donig a great job since taking over at GM…

  145. By PurplHaze on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    MJ SUCKS, DA SUCKS! That’s how it is.

    Simpson & Wright are a MUCH BETTER TANDEM!

  146. By PurplHaze on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Good article, San!

    But I’d rather have Gruden than Cowher any day!!!

  147. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    I wrote an in depth reason why I would chose Jenkins to the abilities on Aromashudo…

    But this site is terrible about certain word usages…

    And was lost again…

    My vote is keep Jenkins…Drop Shudo…

    If a young talent can be found to start at WR until Simpson gets back…

  148. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    *of=on

  149. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    These new players flying in today /pass phy then press release.

    OTK, Jefferson on the 53 and I guess Asper too? We have some openings for the practice squad today

  150. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    I really believe Goodell and the owners better set down in their meetings…And very seriously talk about extending the roster limits…

    The league itself is pushing safety…Why not better allow teams to do just that…Add 2 roster spots to the final 53 man roster…And add 2 more spots to the Practice squad…

    Concussion testing is reaching new levels…Its just a different game than in years past…

    Why not allow more healthy players on roster limits…

    And keep away temptations to have a player coming back from injury to soon because of need ??..

  151. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    No sure about anyone else ??…

    But I am liking this (new look) Minnesota Vikings team !!!

  152. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    *No=Not…

    I give up for awhile…gee whiz..

  153. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond…

    Asper is a big man…

    I don’t know a thing about the guy yet…

    Hope he plays as big as he looks !!… ; )

  154. By oDIm on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    @ Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus
    =======================================
    Are you a closet T-Jack fan? If the starting QB goes down, T-jack is in there, possibly. Are you the Joe Namath of this team? If NE looses, can we get then NE fans off this site for 2 years? Actually, it is likely the next head coach will be rebuiling here again in two years, so maybe it is a smart move to take the time off.

  155. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Full practice squad will be announced today. As of now looks like three openings left

  156. By rogerthevikefan on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    @ rogervikingfan….You could NOT BE MORE WRONG about U.S.C. WR’s if you tried….maybe you were !!!!!!
    They are BY FAR two of the best in college football at 1) getting open, i.e. route running
    2) Running AFTER the catch, there may not be one single WR in college better than either of them….
    3) HANDS, there may have been some drop’s today, I didn’t see the game…..everyone is entitled to one bad game, as I said I didn’t see it….however I do know that Lee had 10 rec. for 194 yds.at least one TD…AND a 90 plus yard kick off return for another TD….and you consider him….well your thought’s of them are BEYOND LUDICROUS….
    However as the saying goes, “I’ll defend to the death your right to say it”. No matter how ASSININE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ___________________________________________________________________ @celticvikingwarrior
    In recent years has any USC wr done anything in the NFL?
    Answer NO!
    Woods is over hyped. Analyst say he is the next AJ Green. While he is decent he is only a NO.2 WR at best.
    Lee is good but the fact is USC WRs never pan out.
    Better WR than them combined easy Tennessee’s JUSTIN HUNTER!

  157. By rogerthevikefan on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    USC is a system based team. Their WRs and QBs hardly ever pan out. Palmer is the closest to being an elite QB but look at Lienhart and Sanchez. I can’t even name the last good wr out of USC.

  158. By Spencer on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Remember the great Dwayne Jarrett?

    Lol, USC WR’s rarely pan out. Steve Smith(the Ex-Giant) was pretty good, but hes a dime a dozen!

  159. By Malik on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    USC WR’s are talented but that talent is perceived to be elevated because they are a product of a great system.

  160. By rogerthevikefan on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Exactly @Malik.

  161. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry, but I don’t understand this posting — I don’t see how you gathered this from my posts.

    By oDIm on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply
    @ Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus
    =======================================
    Are you a closet T-Jack fan? If the starting QB goes down, T-jack is in there, possibly. Are you the Joe Namath of this team? If NE looses, can we get then NE fans off this site for 2 years? Actually, it is likely the next head coach will be rebuiling here again in two years, so maybe it is a smart move to take the time off.

  162. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, I knew your response– but this time, I mean it!!!!

  163. By akismet-41c60be47266e2df3efb59ad3f309733 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    This is not a suprise to me, i thought it would happen. Now we go into the start with 3 young QB.

    hey fellow Minnesota fans come check out a cool site dedicated toMinnesota fans
    wwwminnesotasportsforumsdotcom

  164. By rogerthevikefan on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Ex-Giant WR Steve Smith was a 3rd option with Eli as the QB. Last year was a Eagle and now a Ram. He is not elite but a lower 2 high 3 WR. Elite at USC means a 3rd option in the NFL.

  165. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Here ya go Spencer…

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/168273546.html

  166. By RandellCunninghamFan on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t understand why we have not tried harder with filling roster with a capable 3rd down back. The days of pounding the football on the ground are over. This never worked for us anyway. You have to have a good defense in order to be a ground and pound team, Each time we were only 3 points away from Superbowl, we were a throwing team. We aired it out and was high scoring. If you throw enough , then eventually you will have big games. It only takes one of our WR’s to have a big game and he will then have that confidence to carry it over each week. We have 2 pass catcthing TE’s as well. AD is great back but i really wish we would get a fleet of feet 3rd down back who can catch down the field or take dump-offs and turn them into long gains. Maybe like a Spiller from Bills type. Sidney Rice had great year because Farve was not afraid to force him the ball. He had 1 good game and then took off from that point. Simpson can be that type of player and i think we will be throwing alot at him. He just will have to catch it!

  167. By RichardA1 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    GRRRRRRR……….SACK SACK SACK……AINT NO TEAM PLAY LIKE THAT……..WEE IS COMMING BACK……..SO TAKE THAT………….YOU CANT RUN YOU CANT HIDE…………..YOUR PLAYING THE VIKINGS…………SHOCKED SCARED……….WE AINT GONNA STOP BEATEN YOU…..YOU CAN BANK ON THAT!!!!!!

  168. By Don_Pisto on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    I notice a lot of love for Marvin McNutt, but honestly I don’t see all the fuss why he would be considered such a great add to the Vikings. Sure, he did great in college but it seems like he was in a greased system and c’mon, he wasn’t going up against LSU type teams. His NFL level skills are 4th string at best, so why the big demand from fans to land him here? Inquiring minds want to know. Please share why his would be such a good fit here. I only see him as a good fit if we wish to continue a mediocre path. Please share why, other than the cool name, he would be such a good fit here.

  169. By RichardA1 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    It would almost be worth the Vikes paying or giving up draft choices for a good solid DB, the rest of the D looks above average……..the D coachs are going to have to be a fire breathing dragon to get these guys to play like a team and not a bunch of rookies. I hope there being run into the ground with sprints runs extended practices.

  170. By rogerthevikefan on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Woods says he wants to be like Boldin but he got alligator arms when a defender was slightly near him.

  171. By rogerthevikefan on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Who was the last USC WR who came into the NFL and was ELITE?

  172. By rogerthevikefan on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Who was Palmer, Sanchez, Booty, or Lienhart top WRs? Are they in the NFL? Are they a No.1 WR?

  173. By rogerthevikefan on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Williams? He washed out of Detroit and recently Seattle.

  174. By rogerthevikefan on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Da’Rick Rogers is better than them also.

  175. By rogerthevikefan on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    I’m waiting…

  176. By rogerthevikefan on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah I’m the @SSHOLE here. Just call people names and run off. I’m done.

  177. By H.M.G. on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Last USC Wr drafted was Arelious Benns or Binns(BUCs) however you spell it. He has looked slightly decent but keeps getting injured. Soon he will be unemployed.

  178. By H.M.G. on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    USC is the producer of the most over-rated players around. Next in line Woods and Barkley. The only player who looks incredible is the safety TJ McDonald.

  179. By Parody on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    *EYEROLL*

  180. By Parody on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    That was directed at Titus’ comment BTW.

  181. By H.M.G. on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil is one of the few guys who actually looks the part of what USC claims them to be.
    Others: Griffen, Mualuaga, T. Smith, and hate to say it Matthews.
    Cushing would be included but because of the whole HGH thing he fails to.

  182. By H.M.G. on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    So 5-6 guys out of the last what 5 years. USC=HYPE!

  183. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

  184. By RichardA1 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    A few games back, 1st or 2nd play by the D, Evans SACK!!! we need that kind of intensity all thru the game, from play one to the last play! Unstoppable Defensive play, the 70′s Vikes, the team from 99, few years back with Favre, they got nothin on this years Vikes, its going to be a masacre, they may stop the game, they might hold the Vikes out of the season, they is just to awesome, investigation thru and thru,,what is coach Frazier feeding them,,,is there anybody who can compete with them,,,,they could just volunteer one of them to go pick up the Superbowl trophy, its going to be one of those seasons you never forget!

  185. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    New WR for the PS from the Bears. Some hated to see him go in chicago but a dropped pass or two vs redskins sealed the cut

    another WR

    Chris Summers 6’4-6’5 range

  186. By H.M.G. on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe he will be good. Love the size. Does he have speed to match it? How are his hands? Sandiamond more info to lazy please find.

  187. By H.M.G. on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    BAMA is the new NFL farm.

  188. By H.M.G. on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    LSU almost matches them.

  189. By H.M.G. on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    They got atleast 5 guys each going top 2 rounds this year.

  190. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Give Summers a pair of sticky gloves and a few practice sessions with Cris Carter…

    And then lets see what he can do ??… ; )

  191. By JE on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Im all for another big body WR on the roster. Nothin better in the red zone than a tall, physical WR that can overmatch 6ft Dbacks.

  192. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Couldn’t find much on Chris Summers…

    Just 6′-5″ tall…215 pds…rookie from Liberty college…

  193. By H.M.G. on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Dale Moss has that going for him and 4.3 speed. Kids only played college football one year. Loads of potential.

  194. By H.M.G. on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    DALE MOSS! Just wash off the cheese smell.

  195. By Spencer on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    By OTKalil2012 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Here ya go Spencer…
    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/168273546.html
    ————————————————————————————-

    What a beautiful piece.

  196. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    That’s about it on C. Summers. Chicago reporter said they had enough tall receivers so somebody had to go

  197. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer you will always be known as a key Chris Cook supporter! haha

  198. By Spencer on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    “Loyalty is a feature in a mans character that inspires boundless hope.”
    - Sir Robert Baden-Powell

  199. By novascotiavike on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    ” Chris Cook has a lot to prove”…..Nova.

  200. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

  201. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    DT on the wire. 2011 draft pick round 3 #1 pick Not sure why Panthers could be foolish

  202. By Spencer on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    ….Whose that?

  203. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/player/terrellmcclain/2495311/profile

  204. By Spencer on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    You guys really want this clown to be second in command?

  205. By Spencer on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    This guy is a joke. Who can take him seriously, his whole philosophy of economics is based some selfish old lady’s idea of government!!! Gimme a break!!!

  206. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, you got that right. Spencer, that “beautiful piece” reminded me of all the disappointment and disgust I initially had– read more carefully.

  207. By Spencer on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    “It upset me how I was portrayed,” Cook said. “Too many people [were] being judgmental and thinking they really knew what went on.”

  208. By Viking33 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    I hope Robison worked out with Allen in the offseason – we could use another crazy freakish DE out there.

    For that matter I hope the whole defense hung out with Allen in the offseason – CAMP ALLEN!!

    I hope we go for broke and play all of our young talent, instead of holding them back so some overaged veteran can play and not make mental mistakes, but instead be to slow to even be effective.

  209. By Radzinwisconsin on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Lame

  210. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    What are people going to think– even the girlfriend said her eardrum was ruptured and she could not hear. If you don’t want people to think you are a duck, then don’t quack.

  211. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, you need to look in your own neighborhood for heroes.

  212. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    vibin 9/9 axe /cat blog!

  213. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.rantsports.com/minnesota-vikings/2012/09/02/nfl-rumors-vikings-eyeing-brian-hoyer-as-backup-qb/

  214. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond– nice article, except I failed to read one iota of evidence that the Vikings are ACTUALLY looking at Hoyer— it was complete speculation and conjecture– who wrote that article? Chilly?

  215. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    well anything(roster) can happen overnight titus but this might be a stretch of the Imagination for sure

  216. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Well, it does not sound like a bad idea, but the article was speculation.

  217. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    @ roger…..(and h.m.g.) My response was with respect to your specific critique of Woods and Lee, NOT EVERY REC. TO EVER ATTEND THE SCHOOL.
    If you want to play that game I could go all the way back to Lynn Swann….
    h.m.g., since you had to add your two cents, you are soooooooo right, EVERY PLAYER who ever came out of U.S.C. has been NOTHING BUT “OVERRATED”.
    Player’s like Mike Garrett, O.J. Simpson, Marcus Allen, Ronnie Lott, Ricky Bell, Frank Gifford, Dennis Thurman among dozen’s of other’s including a couple guy’s named Ron Yary and Joey Browner. YA, YOU KNOW IT ALL !!!!!!
    While we are at it “roger”, I NEVER called you an A$$HOLE, I said your comment’s were A$$ININE, there is a difference, ask around… .
    One last thing, EVERY PLAYER WHO HAS EVER PLAYED THE GAME IS A “PRODUCT OF THE SYSTEM”,. That is one of the most inane phrases ever uttered….It depend’s on if you can adapt to another, or DIFFERENT “system” that is the key…..
    “Can’t argue with a sick mind”, so I’m done !!!! (or mind’s as the case may be )

  218. By robg22664 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    my first impression of Webb was him throwing an int. his rookie pre=season,, and unlike the normal failed attempts of QB’s, K’s, & P’s attempting to appear to be trying to make the last chance touchdown preventing tackle,,, Joe Webb ran downfield and tackled the db that intercepted his pass before he could even get close to the line of scrimmage,,,, i’m all for having the seasoned vet around,, but Webb has heart

  219. By JG on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Aromashadou has talent he just has awful hands. Instead of attacking the ball when it’s in the air he lets it come into his body and too often it bounces off his chest. You’d think they would work with him on that because he hasnt improved much since being with The Vikes. All of his big plays seem to be when he’s running under the ball going down the sidelines if the ball is coming directly at him it can be hard to watch which sucks because he couls be pretty good. Plus if somebody wants to claim Gurley or Toddman they can as long as they sign them to their 53. Thats what the Cheifs did with Thigpen and Speilman said he still regrets letting him go

  220. By Spencer on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    If a WR has awful hands, then how does he have talent?

  221. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, listen to the man: he knows what he is talking about.

  222. By Spencer on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    I read the first sentence and stopped there. I no longer have a desire to continue reading.

    But anyways, what is your first name Titus? John?

  223. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Nope.

  224. By Spencer on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Ashley?

  225. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    What? Come on, Spencer, you are being silly.

  226. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    I am not giving out personal info on this forum– no way.

  227. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    I remember when a certain someone put his email on a post– ha ha ha.

  228. By Spencer on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Yes, because we can all find out your social security number by you giving out your first name, Alex.

  229. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    I do know an Alex– actually two of them. Yeah, but Spencer, I get the brunt of all the c.rap around here– no need for all the naysayers, ridiculers, haters, and meanies to be using my real name.

  230. By Spencer on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Did you ever nearly collide with a car while you were cycling?

  231. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Nothing major– my worst accidents on the bike were when I was too tired and lacked awareness of obstacles in the road– although last summer a kid ran from between cars right into my trajectory and I ran right into his chest.

  232. By Spencer on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Hit and run?

  233. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Minnesota Vikings
    9/2
    Tori Gurley (WR) practice squad addition.
    Chris Summers (WR) practice squad addition

  234. By Spencer on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    His name is “Tori Gurley?”

    Can it get any more feminine?

  235. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Actually– the kid probably had too many supersized meals–was probably about 12 yrs old– I of course slammed on my brakes– it wasn’t a huge impact, but I bounced around like a pogo stick, trying to stay upright– and then I fell and tumbled onto a grassy area–

  236. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    4 new players! might get another one spencer

    ‏@MikeKlis

    Most popular waived player: OT Mike Person.

  237. By Spencer on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, what a horrifying ordeal Titus!!! Tumbling into a grassy area??? That’s some traumatic stuff. Did you get a brush burn????

  238. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Funny, Spencer– it was the easiest fall I ever had. Funny thing is the mom and dad ran over, apologizing to me– they never checked out their kid. Believe me, I have had some falls– one I ended in two different emergency rooms– and I was the one everyone stared at.

  239. By RichardA1 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    C’mon you guys, we have to be chanting every free second we got, Vikings are #1!

  240. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    9/9/12 Richard the new skolgang begins!

  241. By Frederick Jones on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Webb is the most talented athlete in America!

  242. By Frederick Jones on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Webb for President!

  243. By Frederick Jones on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Webb can leap tall buildings in a single bound!

  244. By Spencer on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    …But Joe Webb cant hit a WR in stride.

  245. By Frederick Jones on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Webb could become the best quarterback in the history of the NFL.

    3 super bowl titles by 2020 (according to BSAS)

  246. By Frederick Jones on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    I just read back a few posts that you were a Webb backer.

    What made you change your mind?

  247. By Frederick Jones on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    @Sandiamond,

    What are you talking about?

  248. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    NO, Fred, I never said that Webb was part of those three titles!!! Stop lying!!!

  249. By Spencer on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    What made me convert to Ponderism? When I realized that Webb just isnt an accurate quartrerback and doesnt give us the best chance to win.

  250. By Spencer on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    LOL

  251. By sandiamond on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Fred the ballclub has just been freshly Refabricated with extreme youth
    New era begins next Sunday

  252. By 03 on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Guys, Webb is not the problem, we just need to find him a position that fits the most, he is a great athlete. But the Ponder is the problem, I have to say. I hope this will become clear sooner than later. I hope that the damage would be as minimum as possible.

  253. By H.M.G. on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    @celticvikingwarrior
    I’m speaking about recent USC players. There are very few who have actually paned out in recent years. Basically if they played for Pete Carrol they are likely to be over rated.

  254. By H.M.G. on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Oh and since Kiffin is basically a younger Carrol expect him to produce more over hyped players. His dad Monti is the reason he gets so much respect. Washed out as Oakland’s HC and ran off after a year or so at Tennessee.

  255. By H.M.G. on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    USC was a good team till Carrol and Kiffin.

  256. By H.M.G. on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    @celticvikingwarrior
    Sick mind! Sick mind? RTVF voiced his opinion on how he feels about the USC WR and you decided to call names in your post. Hmm let us see I think that is considered cyber bullying. You can voice your opinion with out tearing down another persons ideas.

  257. By H.M.G. on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    @celticvikingwarrior
    I could say your views sound like that of Carrol and Kiffin’s love child but I will not because that would put me on your level. STOP CYBER BULLYING!

  258. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    :CYBER-BULLYING, REALLY ? STOP IT I’M GONNA CRY–WHAAAAA!!!!
    I’ve responded multiple times to your post’s above, and done so in a respectful manner without the sarcasm in my first senttence, however the power’s that be won’t post any of them….soooooo forget it !!!!!

  259. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    AMAZING….The only thing they had that the above didn’t were my opinion’s of Carroll, Monte Kiffin and Lane Kiffin…..Carrol and M. Kiffen, MUCH RESPECT…
    L. Kiffen…ZERO respect….
    I was just defending a couple of 18-20 year old kid’s from the A$$ININE “attack’s” of some clown who has nothing better to do than slam kid’s that do more in a day than “he” (?) could do in a lifetime….

  260. By likejoeybrowner on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody? …I believe Jenkings is the lesser of the two, true, his hands are a LITTLE better…but his gator arms negates the advantage…he’s skinny, frail, injury prone…..to be honest he hasn’t shown me anything. At least Aromo doo-doo- has the heart to go over the middle. Get off of his (bleep)……..Houston we’ve lost contact.

  261. By Ozzinator on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    @ Spencer, wha ha hah aha ah, that wake video is awesome, where did you get it?
    I can’t stop watching it…………

  262. By vikingbob136 on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Dear Fred Jones. Please put the crack pipe down.Forget about Joe Webb.He will be driving a truck for UPS in 2 years. Could be intervention time for Mr Jones

  263. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    I think that is one of Spencer’s home movies– Spencer is driving the boat.

  264. By JG on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Im a big FSU fan and watching Ponder in college I was always frustrated with him. He finished with 49 td’s and 30 int’s. If a team gets pressure on him he seems to throw picks in bunches and considering the talent FSU had they lost a lot of games they shouldn’t have. He didn’t improve on that much in college. Maybe he can figure it out in the NFL, this year he seems way more confident and sure of himself then he’s ever been. He still could use more weapons, I really like Greg Child’s but he’s got a tough injury to come back from plus he had knee problems at Arkansas. Either way by the end of the year we should know if Ponder can lead an NFL team

  265. By Frederick Jones on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    @JG,

    Thank you for the perspective on Ponder at FSU. However like Joe Montana and others he could learn a few valuable things to become a greater QB in the NFL.

    Bill Walsh, for example, was not concerned with how hard a QB threw the ball, in fact he felt that “touch’ was more important. One of the father’s of the west coast offense, Walsh had other ideas that contributed to Montana’s development in the NFL.

    And that is just one story.

  266. By Frederick Jones on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    @vikingbob,

    Perhaps you need to take off your “rose-colored” binoculars and realize that Joe has all the skills and beyond. If anything he is TOOO TALENTED to play QB in the NFL.

    I did laugh at your swipe at jones smoking the um-peace pipe. But be a.s.s.ured freddy does not do that.

  267. By sandiamond on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    rough day for WR C Summers going up against the nation’s #1 CB plus Audie Cole highlights!

  268. By vikingbob136 on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred Jones
    Can you give me a couple of other players that were too talented for the NFL?
    I have never heard of such a thing. But maybe you can enlighten us.If my warped memory serves me right, i think there was a fellow named Renaldo Neimiah who was a speedster but was brittle.Maybe Mr Webb is too brittle also.
    I will be happy for 5-6 wins this year. It’s a long climb back to the top.
    Keep it real guys.

  269. By vikingbob136 on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred Jones
    Don’t hold me to the spelling of Renaldo’s last name.
    Thanks in advance.

  270. By viking181164 on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    vikings last place in division..no playoffs

  271. By viking181164 on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    ive aged 20 years watching this team..if they didnt win in 1998 with a team that went 15-1 when will they win????

  272. By cdub on Sep 4, 2012 | Reply

    In response to the AJ Jefferson deal:
    I live in Phoenix, AZ and follow the Cardinals as well as the Vikings. The AJ Jefferson deal should be a pretty good pickup for the Vikings. He’s young, talented, has alot to learn still but managed to switch off between the 1 and 2 CB spot with Patrick Peterson last year since the Cardinals gave away DRC for what has become a 2nd string QB. Greg Toler was injured all season so Jefferson got some good experience as a starter against some of the better receivers in the game last season and by the end of the season, the Cards D was in the top 5 I believe for the last 8 games of the season. So I’m believing and hoping that Jefferson will add alot to the secondary this year

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