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A Closer Look: Titans Pass Catchers

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 4, 2012 – 6:34 am

Storyline #6 in Wednesday’s “8 Vikings-Titans Storylines To Follow” discussed the possibility of Tennessee WR Kenny Britt returning to the lineup on Sunday after missing two of his team’s first four games because of suspension and injury. Britt did not play last week against Houston, leading many to believe that the extra week of rest would ensure his availability for Sunday’s game against the Vikings.

That may not be the case, however. John Glennon of the Tennessean wrote on Wednesday that Britt “continues to be slowed” by an ankle injury and was able to take part in individual drills but not in team activities during practice.

“He’s taken the next step as far as being on the field and running again,” Titans Head Coach Mike Munchak said, according to Glennon. “How he responds tomorrow and how much more he can do tomorrow … There’s no doubt he’s going to have to improve the next couple of days to help us on Sunday. But at least he’s headed in the right direction.”

Whether or not Britt plays on Sunday is likely a question that will go right up until 90 minutes prior to kickoff, which is when teams are required to declare their inactive players.

Britt was a 1st-round pick of Tennessee’s back in 2009 and he began his career with 84 receptions and 12 TDs in his first 28 games. That production, along with his size (6-3, 215 pounds) and speed combination, had many thinking he was a player on the rise. But he’s come across several speed bumps since then, missing 19 of the 52 games Tennessee has played since they drafted him.

Regardless of Britt’s status for Sunday, the Vikings will have to contend with an explosive group of Titans pass catchers. Here’s a quick and closer look at a few of those players…

TE Jared Cook - A 3rd-round pick of the Titans out of South Carolina in 2009, Cook has prototypical size and athleticism for an NFL TE. He measures in at 6-5, 246 pounds and he possesses the athletic traits and skill set to present mismatch nightmares for opposing LBs and safeties. Cook began his career slowly, but has since progressed into a more prominent role within the Titans offense. He’s played in 16 games the past two seasons after playing in 14 games as a rookie, and through 4 games in 2012 he has 14 receptions for 200 yards and 1 TD. The Vikings have permitted TD receptions to TEs in 3 of their first 4 games, and if someone doesn’t keep a close eye on Cook, it could happen again.

WR Nate Washington - He wasn’t a high draft pick and you don’t hear fantasy football players raving about his production, but Washington is a solid player who can burn a defense. Washington debuted in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2005 as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Tiffin and signed with the Titans in 2009. He had his best season last year, with 74 receptions for 1,023 yards and 7 TDs. Washington has 2 TDs already this year and he’s averaging 22.8 yards per reception.

WR Kendall Wright - With the 20th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Titans found one of the better rookies in the class in Wright. After a successful career at Baylor where he starred with fellow 1st-rounder Robert Griffin III and broke the school record for single-season receptions twice, Wright was a sure-fire 1st-round prospect. With Britt and Washington already in the fold, the Titans were not short on talent at the position, but the addition of Wright provides Tennessee with an explosive crop of pass-catchers. Wright leads the team with 18 receptions and is tied with Washington for the team lead in touchdown receptions with 2.

Others: RB Chris Johnson, TE Craig Stevens, WR Damian Williams
Johnson is a threat any time he touches the ball, and he has 11 receptions through 4 games. Stevens has 9 receptions for 138 yards this year, and he had a TD reception last week against the Houston Texans. Williams is listed behind Britt on the Titans online depth chart, so he figures to see an increased role if Britt doesn’t play. Williams has 12 receptions for 104 yards so far this season.


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118 Responses to “A Closer Look: Titans Pass Catchers”

  1. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Press Brit at the line of scrimmage…

    He won’t stay in the game long with that bad ankle…

  2. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    *Britt

  3. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    With the Vikings being solid against the run on defense…I expect the Titans will take quite a few shots down the field…And test our young secondary…

    Lets hope the hometown crowd noise…Along with J Allen and company keeping the pocket cluttered all day long..Makes it very hard for Hasslebeck to get comfy back there, to allow anything deep…

  4. By vikes or die on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Ya know the Titans are going to try and run Chris Johnson. Probably see alot of play action, to try an open up some passing lane. Hasselback is a vet and knows how to spread the ball around. This game worries me a little, but if we play good football, i know we will come away with the “W” BABY!!!

  5. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    3-1 start, or not…The Vikings offense needs to get MUCH better !!!…And quit being so conservative and predictable…

    Last week the Vikings throw for 111 yards ???…

    Sure…The Lions did a good job shutting down Harvin…It turns out Musgrave couldn’t overwork Harvin until he was throwing up on the sidelines, or need an oxygen mask between plays (at least as much)…

    Vikings need to get the ball down the field…Last week a poor Lions defense…Looked solid, because they had the defense crowding the line of scrimmage all game long…Having no fear of the long pass down field..

    What did the Vikings offense do to counter that ???…

    Nothing…

    They just sat back and let the defense and special teams win the game for them…

    All is well…Many will say…

    We got the W…That is all that matters…

    It wasn’t because of game planning on offense…Or adjustments on that side of the ball during the game…

    VERY HAPPY with the 3-1 start…But the Vikings conservative game planning, is tightening a noose around the offenses neck…And its getting harder to breath each week because that conservative approach !!!…

    We all see it happening…But will not say anything…Because of that W at the end of the day…No matter how mysteriously it gets there ???…

    Open up the playbook…Get everyone involved Musgrave…

  6. By QB on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil, I wouldn’t worry too much about the 111 yrds passing, or the lack of offense points. Those two special teams tds elliminated two potential long offense drives. It also, changed the dynamic of the game.

  7. By BlueBird7 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    I will break the Good Sportsmenship of bogging this one time..

    Upon my return from a medical appointment I browsed this site looking for the normal bantering back and forth concering what is best for the Vikings.

    Dashed into my eyes was a post by iaVIKE. He accused me of being several other persons.

    If this iaVIkE has a beef with any of them, let him work it out..
    If you have petty grievance with any others, deal with them.Leave me out

    This is a Football site! An important one cocerning my Vkings I have followed since 1961! Let’s talk Vikings!!

  8. By BlueBird7 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    I noticed that Spencer likes to ask other bloggers what their names mean.

    Before you ask me, I’ll tell you.BlueBird7 is my former Combat Radio Call Sign.
    Used when replying to Radio Communications between Combat Troops. OK?

    Now on to the Vikings. What is this about Ponder with a knee injury?

  9. By Muskyfever on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    I agree more so with OTKalil, however I do also agree somewhat with QB. our Offense didn’t need to sling the ball so they didn’t. But at the same time it came down to the wire at the end because we were undable to put up more points during the game. If they scored even one or two more TDs it would have been a blow out. Our O. needs a lot of work.

  10. By Muskyfever on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    If we don’t start stretching the field and taking some chances opposing Defenses are going to figure us out real quick if they havn’t already. If we play this vanilla O all the time we are going to stop getting the Ws in a hurry. They need to prove to the NFL that they can toss the rock down the field… otherwise we may be in trouble in the long haul

  11. By Troutdaddy on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with you OTKalil… The Vikes need to be more aggressive in the play calling on offense and mix it up. Predictability is what the scheme was last year but there is a good sign of improvement here. Look at the 49er’s game. We saw some good mixing of people and plays. Musgrave is smart enough to know that and I think we will really begin seeing more down-field plays and more use of more players- especially that Simpson is back. (At least I hope!) I actually looked backed at the past blogs and saw the “Wish List” of things that the Vikings needed to do to get wins this year (As screamed for by us fans) and you know what? Maybe they heard us? After the loss to Indy, I think that the Vikes maybe made some secret pact for motivation and now that they have seen some daylight, the coaches are just as fired up and ready. Anyways,I hope so. I am just freaking giddy that we have matched our winning record last year and that the Vikes have the fear-factor for many teams who didn’t think they had a chance… Let’s hope that we can see some great offense, some kick butowski defense and some motivation (Winfield style) this week…

  12. By Muskyfever on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Allen, Jared DE Groint DNP – - –
    Henderson, Erin LB Concussion LP – - –
    Jenkins, Michael WR Rib DNP – - –
    Johnson, Charlie OT Low Back LP – - –
    Ponder, Christian QB Knee LP – - –
    Raymond, Mistral S Ankle DNP – - –
    Sendejo, Andrew S Ankle DNP – - –
    Sherels, Marcus CB Quadriceps LP – - –
    Winfield, Antoine CB Knee LP

    OUCH, if all of these people are out of the game we are sooooo F***(ed.

    Hopefully we can get all of these guys by game time

  13. By Troutdaddy on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    @Bluebird…. You are so correct! Let’s talk football. I am so tired of the drama as well (Imposters, timeouts, politics etc….)

    My name troutdaddy- I flyfish and guide and have been known to catch a few monster trout so my firends gave me my nickname…

    As far as ponders injury goes, Nothing is really being said and he is still slated as the starter so I am not going to worry unless we see a post telling me otherwise… The kid is a gret QB and he is going to continue with his heads-up play…

  14. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Muskeyfever…

    That is my concern…Why not go for the kill, early in the 4th quarter when the Vikings had the ball ending up with that missed long field goal try…

    Vikings instead go conservative AGAIN with over 10 mins left on the clock against a very good offensive team…

    In that situation…The whole playbook could have been involved…Keeping the game alive in Lions territory…Going after that 3 score lead aggressively…

    But no…The Vikings try to be cautious…Allow the Lions to score a TD…And then end up fighting for there lives late..Against a TOTALLY fired up defense…Then throw a ball to Simpson deep in our own territory to help take time off the clock ??…

    This team has got to learn the “Play to win”…

    Not “Play not to lose” mentality…

    Go out there this Sunday, and kick some……

  15. By BlueBird7 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Troutdaddy, Thanks, that IS good news about Ponder..Been a long time since I have been feeling upbeat for the Vikings!

  16. By BlueBird7 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil, I was thinking the same thing, when the Vikings went to sleep with over 10 mintues left! Those coaches better wake up and go for broke every minute of the game!

  17. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    BB7…

    Thanks so much for your time served sir… : )

  18. By Vikings#1 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    We can be 4-1! Soo happy that Vikings r improving n surprising all the haters. i think we hve a chance to b 11-5. N make it to the playoffs if we continue like this. By predictions is Vikings 41 titans 17

  19. By Chuck's Sideburn's on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    I really hope with Jenkins ribs being hurt Jarius will see some playing time. OTKalil2012 I completely agree with you about our offense, I’ve been waiting for the killer instinct to come out in the 4th and put teams away.

  20. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Just think the Vikings have to let Ponder do more to lead this Vikings offense…

    I want Ponder looking more like a field general sometimes…

    Instead of Ponder being a puppet going through the motions, of a far to conservative game plan…For whoever deserves the credit for that…Be it Frazier or Musgrave…

    Other players will begin getting frustrated also..Not getting a chance to touch the football…

    Could that have been a reason Toby put the ball on the ground 3 times late in that game recently…

    Maybe trying to do to much…With only a few chances of touching the ball this season…

    There are more players on this teams offense…Than just Harvin and AP…

  21. By Muskyfever on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    @ OTkalil –

    If you look at some of the best teams in the NFl today. For example the Pats. They constantly run up the scor3. Even in last weeks game 52 points??? really? thats how you clsoe a game. I am not a Pats fan, but my goodness that team knows how to play Offense!

    Even with Denny Green here, he would run the score up all the time and win games because of it. I agree with you that they have to start being more aggressive in the “play to win” like you said. To me a comfortable lead is 3 TDs ahead. Any less then that a team with Offensive capabilities can come back and win just to easily.

    They always say the best D is a good O. C’mon Vikes lets score some points

  22. By Vikings#1 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    We can be 4-1! Soo happy that Vikings r improving n surprising all the haters. i think we hve a chance to b 11-5. N make it to the playoffs if we continue like this. My prediction is Vikings 41 titans 17

  23. By Vikings#1 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    We can be 4-1! Soo happy that Vikings r improving n surprising all the haters. i think we hve a chance to b 11-5. N make it to the playoffs if we continue like this. My prediction is Vikings 41 titans 17. The defense will get us some points. By interceptions or fumbles but I think they are going to help our offense.

  24. By Vikings#1 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    We can be 4-1! Soo happy that Vikings r improving n surprising all the haters. i think we hve a chance to b 11-5. N make it to the playoffs if we continue like this. My prediction is Vikings 41 titans 17. The defense will get us some points. By interceptions or fumbles but I think they are going to help our offense.
    My question is who would Vikings like to play against? Hasselback or the rookie?

  25. By #1Vikingsfan on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Im really happy how they are playing hope we win because out last games of the season r hard n have to win this kinds of games. Our offense is goin to shut up everybody n score us sum points but I think defense will help us. Vikings 34 titans 13

  26. By TME on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Why can’t we take a chance on Plax, he had 8 redzone td’s last year! if we did it for simpson, why not plax?

  27. By Muskyfever on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    @TME

    We already have enough players with off the field issues,… Do you really think they want to add another one?

  28. By BlueBird7 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks, OTK, I made it back….A large number did’t….

  29. By Muskyfever on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    TME –

    The other reason is, the VIkings are in re-building mode right now, we don’t want a 1 year reciever. We want a young guy with potential that we can mold to our offense. Plax is just getting to old and has lost a step or two. Simpson has the speed to stretch the field and is young enough to mold. Those are the main differences between the two guys

  30. By TME on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    field goals aint gonna cut it, later in the season when we start playin the big boys in our division!

  31. By BlueBird7 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    I like to watch a number of Vikings play. One of my favorites is P. Harvin.

    There is another that is worth mentioning. J. Allen..When he isn’t beating on a QB, he is out hunting in his off time. I have tape on him doing his thing.

    One tape shows him chasing a wild boar pig on foot. The boar won a close race.
    Allen also is part of a team of Outdoor Sportmen that take Disabled Military Veterans out hunting. The whole team is into other Community Activities as well.

    It is no wonder that more and more people love those Vikings!!!

  32. By Muskyfever on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    @bluebird7

    Kind of off topic, but kind of not. There are many different places of outdoorsman that take injured vets hunting, camping and fishing. For example I am a HUGE musky nut. I am the RVP of the twin cities chapter of muskies inc. Just this year we had three Musky fishing trips involved with active and non-active military.

    We had the vets home opener for fishing opener… That was a blast. going into the vets home and bringing in a trout pond so they could fish.

    We did one with capable partners (injured vets) and took them out on boats musky fishing for a day.

    We had one for Children of whom parents are in active military and currently overseas. Fish for whatever they want to. from blue gills to muskies… it just depended on the kid. That was my favorite one.

    if anything like this would interest you, Maybe we can get into contact and if you want, you can be a part of it. I am always looking for guys who served this country to come and talk to the vets and the children of people serving. I think the support goes a long way. Let me know if this is something you would like to try.

  33. By RichardA1 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Lets spot them 3 points for daring to enter our homefield! Its going to be a munch fest! we are going to eat them alive, uniforms and all! Vikes are being to predictable, we need a few trick plays thrown in there, runningback pass, punter pass, anything, giving the ball to Harvin or Peterson every play has got to be getting easier for the other team to focus on, Maybe give Toby the ball 10 straight plays? still think the D is holding back a little, doesn’t have that going for it feeling watching them.
    Muskyfever, I collected musky lures for a while, I had about 30, then someone broke into my truck and stole them,,,,,grrrrr, I was very very mad, I never caught one, I was on rainy lake and I seen one following my lure.

  34. By BlueBird7 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    @Muskyfever I am very happy to see that people like you and the Vikings care enough about the injured/wounded Veterans.. All of you do something about it, besides just talk!

    I thank you for the offer, but due to my present condition, am unable to help out.

    I do what I can for the local vets and their famlies. NatGD Group just returned from Kuwait.. PS. Catch a BIG Muskie for me. Catch two for Titus & OTK.

  35. By BlueBird7 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    OK. time to keep an eye on the Vikings again.

  36. By celticvikingwarrior on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    @ Musky…

    Bless you for giving of your time, effort and knowledge to the vets and especially the children. It takes a special person to give of themselves like that, your family should be, and I’m sure are very proud !!!!!

  37. By H.M.G. on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Titans pass catchers are Ok beep bop boop. But Titans Qb is Mr Crackleback bop boop beep. And no I am not Shawn or Parkway boop beep bop. I stated I would become a robo fan like rocksalt of old because of not being able to have a personality on this blog or the ability to express my opinion boop beep bop. End of Transmission.

  38. By H.M.G. on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Treat any soldier with respect whether they are injured or not. Many people say that pro athletes are heroes but this is not true. The men and women who have served and continue to serve are the true heroes. Show some respect and tell a Vet thank you for defending our Countries freedom.

  39. By Muskyfever on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    RichardA1 –

    That sucks about the lures, at 35-50 bucks a pop that had to hurt a little bit.

    Man musky fishing is a blast. I have put 17 in the net this year and the season is just starting to get good. Then again it is a lot of work as well. I have put in about 300 hours on the water. If I played for the Vikings and had the saqme work ethic as I do with musky fishing I would be a pro bowler every YEAR! there is no sense in chasing any other fish… just not nearly as fun or as big of a reward.

    I think your right about the D though, that Hard core bawls to the wall is not being seen as much from certain guys. But the secondary I am seeing that a lot from some of the younger group of guys like harrison smith. and Jamarca Sanford.

    With the Offense, I think we should give other guys a shot to step up, like Burton, I like his progression and I think he will be good for us in tight situations. maybe give him a chance to stretch the field and see if the opposing D lays off Harvin and Simpson for a little while to hit them with something long.

  40. By Spencer on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Kendell Wright worries me the most out of the bunch

  41. By Muskyfever on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks Celtic and Bluebird7 I have a blast doing what I do. I would not rather spend my time any other way. The reward is just to great to ever give up…

    My best friend just got back from Kuwait today actually. Served his third tour over there 2 in Iraq and One in Kuwait. Very excited to see him home. A few of my otehr friends and family are still there but will be home in a few months. I thank them every chance I get.

  42. By Muskyfever on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    I’m sure hassleback will be slingin that rock all over the field trying to expose our under rated secondary. Thats why I think our safteys are going to come up big this week and H. Smith will get his First INT. Maybe if they start tossing over the short middle we should put in Audie COle and see if he can’t return one for a TD… ;-)

  43. By H.M.G. on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Thats great Muskyfever.

  44. By Purple Polar Bear Power on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Romney will be in the Superbowl if he keeps it up– last night Obama barely scored a field goal while Romney scored like the Patriots from the state he governed.

  45. By Spencer on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Correction: Kenny Britt worries me the most.

  46. By Purple Polar Bear Power on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, glad you enjoy my username.

  47. By H.M.G. on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    @Muskyfever
    I think it would be great if more people actually helped out former and current soldiers.
    God’s speed to your friends and family still over there.

  48. By H.M.G. on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Back to football robo fan bop boop beep. Showed personality and we all know thats frowned upon Beep bop boop. Kenny Britt only good if knee healthy boop beep bop. Wright still need prove self bop beep boop. Cook will be challenged if Britt healthy beep bop boop. Wright is speed but Robinson cover him good bop boop beep. End of Transmission.

  49. By H.M.G. on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings win beep bop boop. If effort is optimal bop boop beep.

  50. By H.M.G. on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Crackleback is old and easily broken beep bop boop. If Allen hit him most likely broken bop boop beep. End of Transmission.

  51. By RichardA1 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Mine were only 15-20 dollars a piece, back a few years. Becoming the suprise team of the NFL, haven’t seen them go absolutely crazy yet, looking for some phenomenal plays and effort this weekend.

  52. By Jimmy on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    The Titans pass defense is a joke. Ponder should have good number. Then instead of loading the box for AP they will drop back which will allow Peterson to break nice long runs. Vikings will win 34 – Titans 17.

  53. By Purple Polar Bear Power on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings win by 21 points.

  54. By Jimmy on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder will have over 300 yards and 3 TDs.
    Peterson 250 yards 1 TD.
    DOMINATION!

  55. By Jimmy on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    2 Walsh FGs.

  56. By Jimmy on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Could exchange one of Ponder’s TDs for a pick6 by Smith.

  57. By Muskyfever on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    I’m with Jimmy, Pick 6 for the rookie in beast mode

  58. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    I am concerned about the Redskins game– the past two years they injured Peterson.

  59. By BlueBird7 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings will be ready for them this time around, Titus. Maybe they will use Toby a bit more.Let them try to get him!

  60. By Jimmy on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    They try to hurt Adrian again I say send RG3 to a mental ward. Give him nightmares. Make him wish to change career paths. You get the point.

  61. By Jimmy on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Protect Ponder in that game too. Last year he took 2 shots to the head. The 2nd resulted in his concussion.

  62. By Jimmy on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Actually PROTECT PONDER EVERY GAME!

  63. By Muskyfever on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Titus,

    Maybe Ap remembers that too and third times a charm, maybe….just maybe it’s time for revenge!

  64. By H.M.G. on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Affirmative Jimmy. Don’t let anyone near Ponder. Keep him clean and we will win every game. Beep bop boop. End of Transmission.

  65. By Muskyfever on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Personally as far as the passing attack of the Titans goes. I am most scared of thier TE Jared Cook. The vikings have a reputation for giving up big pass plays to mis-matched TE’s on linebackers over the middle. There has been a TE score against the Vikes in 4 of the last 5 games. Beware of over the middle

  66. By BlueBird7 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    In this weeks matchup, J. Allen will rope Matt Hasselback 3 or 4 times!

    Week 10, Lions game. Better be ready for Louis Delmas, Lions Safety.

  67. By TheValentine84 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Please, please, please get J. Wright involved in this offense. I have been waiting to see what this kid can do when it counts and with Jenkins questionable, now is the perfect time to get him valuable playing time and experience. Harvin, Rudolph, Wright and Aromashodu will be more than enough weapons to get a W this week. Make it happen Musgrave!!

  68. By Spencer on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Jairus Wright is a scrub. He couldn’t be out Jenkins, Armoshadu, and Stephen Burton.

    But having said that I would like him on the field.

  69. By odark30 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Okay, a little off topic but who is hoodie boy in all the pressers with the big brick of a 1993 cell phone looking recorder that rushes the podium everytime so he can get on camera??? Wow

  70. By Eman on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    what did we do with Childs? i mean i know he ruined his leg but did we release him?

  71. By liito on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Mr. Spielman,
    Besides Harvin and Simpson, if none of the other wide receivers including practice squad is unable to step-up on a consistent basis; get help. Need one genuine deep threat wide-out. Go Vikes!

  72. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Titans will play hard- this is no pushover game. Frazier knows what we did to San Fran could be what the Titans do to us– cannot take any team for granted.

  73. By animal26 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    I really hope Ponders Knee is alright. Or else, the Vikings will be rolling with Joe Webb against the Titans and if pre-season is any indication. I’d have to say the Vikings will be in a little trouble. I don’t feel good about ponder’s knee bothering him, even a little bit. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000069461/article/christian-ponders-mobility-could-be-issue-for-vikings?module=HP11_headline_stack

  74. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    No Webb! NO. Put in MBT

  75. By RichardA1 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Should give Audie Cole some playing time if the Vikes get ahead.

  76. By KoN on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder won’t be out, he was limited in practice; if he isn’t held out of practice, he’ll play.

  77. By Frederick Jones on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    @MuskyFever,

    That is actually a very normal NFL injury list. The team that stays healthiest in January will win the title (among the good teams that is).

  78. By Frederick Jones on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Titus must have wanted the JonesDogg to respond or he wouldn’t root for MBT to start. Everybody knows that JOE is the the #2 QB on this time right now, and we are lucky to have him.

    MBT has yet to play a down in the NFL, and he looked very average in the pre-season.

    Joe can whip the football.
    Joe can throw it with touch.
    Joe, given time, can pick out the #1, #2, and #3 options.
    Joe, can run the football better than any QB in NFL history.

    All we are saying is give JOE a chance!!!~~~~~

  79. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Just Say No to Joe Webb for backup QB!!

  80. By Frederick Jones on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    @RichardA1,

    When the Offensive Line gets better, the Vikings will have variety to their offense. Please realize that when you don’t have “BRADY TIME” to throw, it limits your options.

    Give Musgrave and the offensive staff credit for realizing this fact. Our O Line is young and could get much better by season’s end.

    Then the offense will be varied.

  81. By Frederick Jones on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    @RichardA1,

    When the Offensive Line gets better, the Vikings will have variety to their offense. Plea se realize that when you don’t have “BRADY TIME” to throw, it limits your options.

    Give Musgrave and the offensive staff credit for realizing this fact. Our O Line is young and could get much better by sea son’s end.

    Then the offense will be varied.

  82. By Frederick Jones on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    The JonesDogg would enjoy seeing some platooning along the O Line. If C.Johnson, and Loadholt can’t get it done, perhaps a rest once in a while might help.

    Besides then we’ll have some line men ready when injuries spring forth.

  83. By Frederick Jones on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    @TitusDogg,

    Give us some reasons, not a one liner!!!

  84. By RichardA1 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Awesome, Harvin is being mentioned with Gale Sayers, Sayers had a total of 6 kick off returns in 4 years, so far in his 4th year Harvin has 5

  85. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    NO because

    cannot throw accurately
    panics and scrambles
    cannot read defenses
    panic attacks causes the offense to lose confidence and be unsure as to plan

  86. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Shall I continue…?

  87. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    We would not have beat San Fran with Webb in place of Ponder– no way!!!!

  88. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    HA HA– I knew Jonesdog could not refute my argument.

  89. By vikefanforlife on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    PERCY HYBRID HARVIN PLEASE HELP ME MAKE IT STICK

  90. By vikefanforlife on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    he deserves a nickname

  91. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry Jonesydoggy, but I have to declare Webb is not good at the QB spot. I was behind him for a long time, but he came unprepared this year and has lost his chance in my eyes. Time to move on.

  92. By theDoggy on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Woof Woof!

  93. By theDoggy on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

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  94. By BlueBird7 on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    theDoggy Did somebody let your Cur out? Bark! Bark!

  95. By Ricky on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    Dear Coach Frazier,
    Beat them! Kick their butts! I want you to get after them! My folks like the VIkings, especially my dad. I want a Vikings flag for my dad’s funeral. Please, I saw the Vikings at the Mall of America and it was fun. Just beat them! Good luck on your season.

    Ricky

  96. By Troutdaddy on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred- IO have to agree with Titus about Webb. He is not the first choice right now and he needs to sit and learn for a bit. NOy saying that he is not a capable QB. We have all seen good things from him, but it is not the whole package. Ponder tight now is the whole package and is the best choice. Don’t worry- Webb will get a chance- just not now and not for a while. He just needs to mature- just like Ponder has done.

    Also- just an observation. As you can see- “Ricky” as listed above is most likely a youth who visits this site. All of the people whining about not being able to say certain words on here should remember that this is a public site and because of that it is to remain “Family friendly”. Kinda cool to see fans young and old on here and for all to be respectful of that. Reading his post just reminded me that Viking fans are the greatest fans ever. Good on you Ricky!

  97. By Troutdaddy on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    wow- sorry too many typos above… Sheesh- going to bring the wrath of those who critique blog writers and call them names….

  98. By H.M.G. on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    By Eman on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    what did we do with Childs? i mean i know he ruined his leg but did we release him?

    Response Childs was placed on IR. Beep bop boop. End of Transmission.

  99. By PurplHaze on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    As the Rock would say … IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOUR NAME IS!!!

    SKOL VIKINGS! EMBARASE THESE SUCKAS!!!

  100. By Mike B. on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry Fred Leave Joe on the bench getting splinters from the pine. This is Ponder’s team and he’s in control. Webb and TJack are failed Chidress experiements. Both are riding the Pine now. I said it from the start and it still is what it is.

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

    Muskey your right our secondary needs to make sure that soft middle is well coverd. That’s been our problem all along. We did a good job of not allowing the Lions to get in that part of the field. Now we are going against an experienced QB who will see that soft middle. This is going to be a tough game.

  102. By NO WORRIES ! on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    GO VIKINGS !!!!! lets make it 4 & 1 …

  103. By Troutdaddy on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    I think they need to send Robison and Allen on a mission to sack the QB and set a new record this week for sacks. I know both of them are hungry so I am hoping the blitz shows up a bit more this week. Hassleback- or crackleback or hufflepuff or whatever you want to call him doesn;t not do well with pressure, so let’s do it to him. Our secondary could have a field day if we do and get a few pick 6′s. Still- we can;t underestimate him as he does a pretty good job taking care of the ball recently. As far as these pass catchers go, the Vikes need to show the same fire they had with San Fran and hit them hard and often.

  104. By BlueBird7 on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    Don/t count your chickens, quite yet. Look what the Rams did to the Cards.
    The Cards were suppose to win, remember? What is that old Football term,
    “On any given Day” In this case, don’t let Monday morning sneak up with an “oops, But we were suppose to win!”

  105. By BlueBird7 on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    Troutdaddy,not aimed at you. It was meant for those already dancing in the streets…

  106. By Fran on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    Last week the Lions brought their C game. Vikings better hope the Titans don’t bring their B game.

  107. By theDoggy on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    I think we lose the Washington and Tampa games, but win the others before the BYE.

  108. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    Oops– that was me. So, my prediction of 7-3 at the BYE holds.

  109. By BlueBird7 on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    “Oops, that was me” What happened Titus? Foget to switch user name?

  110. By BlueBird7 on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    I mean nothing by it, Titus, just curious.

  111. By BlueBird7 on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    If iaVike spots it, he will add about 15 more names onto it..

  112. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, last night I was responding to Jonesdogg using a different name.

  113. By iaVIKE on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    You betcha deertracks, you may have some others fooled, but not me. Have fun. “medical appointment” hahaha good one

  114. By Spencer on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    LOL….this is too funny!

    http://i.imgur.com/ucGcH.png

  115. By JE on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Webb is NOT a failed experient. He is a 6th round pick that is still on the team and is playing the toughest position in football. You are correct, this is Ponders team but to say Webb is a bust is ridiculous. There are lots of 6th rounders that never make the teams at much easier positions thanQB. Hes done a good job being a solid backup.

  116. By JE on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    As of right now i am very happy with our QB position. Ponder is the clear franchise QB we have been looking for and Webb and MBT are good backups. All three are also very young players that have huge upside as they mature.

  117. By DeerTracks on Oct 5, 2012 | Reply

    Well, iaVike, I see you haven’t quite lost your sense of humor, altho it smells like something from the rearend of a mule.

  118. By SDVikesFAN on Oct 7, 2012 | Reply

    Check out my home town Viking Fan Festival I went to

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