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Peterson, 3 Other Vikings Lead In Pro Bowl Voting

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 14, 2012 – 3:04 pm

Adrian Peterson is the leading Pro Bowl vote-getter for the NFC at RB and is 5th among all NFL players, with 5 weeks of voting remaining. Three other Vikings – DE Jared Allen, KR Percy Harvin and LT Matt Kalil – also lead their respective positions in NFC Pro Bowl voting.

It’s great news that 4 Vikings lead their positions in the balloting, but that also means Vikings fans have work to do. Fans can click here to cast their ballots.

Blair Walsh is having the best season among NFC kickers, having converted 23 of 24 FGs (5 of 5 from 50+) and boasting 41 touchbacks already. TE Kyle Rudolph is 2nd among NFC TEs with 6 TD receptions, FB Jerome Felton is lead-blocking for the NFL’s leading rusher, John Sullivan has developed into one of the League’s finest centers, Chad Greenway is the NFL’s leading tackler and Antoine Winfield looks to have found the fountain of youth. Those are just a handful of Vikings who are deserving of Pro Bowl consideration.

Balloting will conclude on Monday, December 17 following the conclusion of Monday Night Football. The teams will be announced at 6:00 p.m. CT Wednesday, December 26 on NFL Network’s “Total Access.”

The AFC and NFC All-Star squads are based on the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 43-man rosters that represent the American Football Conference and National Football Conference in the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on December 20-21.

The 2013 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 27, 2013 and televised live on NBC at 6:00 p.m. CT from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.


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188 Responses to “Peterson, 3 Other Vikings Lead In Pro Bowl Voting”

  1. By kevinwi on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    Pro Bowl is a popularity contest anymore. Guys that have no business being in pro bowl get voted by their fans….(Tebow, Dalton to name just a couple) Plus guys are getting in just because better players are playing in the SB or are injured…pretty soon you have the 6th best guys starting. Pro bowl should end. I don’t watch it anymore.

  2. By Ootsa Jimmy on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    first

  3. By Parkway on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    Agreed it’s pretty pointless.

  4. By Muskyfever on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    Not only do they not always have the “best” players out there, but the ones that are out there don’t give 100%. I understand that no one wants to get injured at the pro bowl… I too don’t watch it.

    However I think that we should still hold the selection every year. it is a way to measure some of the players. Kind of like ‘all pro’ would be… or ‘all american’ in highschool. I think that it is important to keep that part of it around to use as a invisable award of sorts…. but the game part of it… well that can end, there is no reason to have it anymroe.

  5. By lance on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    I am disappointed chad greenway was included in this list. He is very under rated in the nfl

  6. By lance on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    was not*

  7. By iaVIKE on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    I read that each player from the losing team gets paid $20,000 and $40,000 for each player on the winning team. For them to play the way they do is an absolute joke. They should just do away with the pro bowl.

  8. By TylerC on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    Ummm KR Percy Harvin….. I Am Insulted…. How about nfl’s BEST WR Percy Harvin…. No Respect… Also I Agree Chad Greenway Is Very Underrated…

  9. By C'mon Man! on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    The rules are too strict on D in the pro bowl, players being forced to play to a scheme they arent even suited for. Makes for an offensive shootout. I’ll still watch it, any chance I have of watching the Vikings players go at it, I’m in.

  10. By Spencer on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    I dont care what anybody says, Percy Harvin is the best KR in the league.

  11. By Ozzinator on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    WHAT ABOUT MISTRAL RAYMOND?

  12. By Rudso on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    I was surprised Chad Greenway wasn’t on the list as well but I think the reason is that when people vote for the outside linebacker position they prefer to cast their vote on someone like Aldon Smith who has +9 sacks. Even though players like him should be considered DE, they are listed as OLB and will get more votes than Chad Greenway.

    It’s not like I’m being biased either, how does an OLB who is leading the NFL with 99 tackles, has 2 sacks and 1 INT not being considered for the Pro-Bowl?!?!

    On another note, how awesome is it that Matt Kalil is leading the LT position!!! It doesn’t surprise me at all and I’ve been voting for him but it’s great to see that other fans are noticing his talent, not to mention a rookie. He’s going to be one of those players who will go to the pro-bowl 90% of the time!!! SKOL to “The Dancing Bear”.

  13. By Rudso on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    Ozzinator, Mistral Raymond………..really? I think your Viking biased is coming out on that one. I think he will be good but if anything Harrison Smith is our best safety.

  14. By Rudso on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    We all know Percy is a beast of a WR but the competition at that position in the NFC is tight. We’re talking Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitz, Greg Jennings, Brandon Marshall ect.

  15. By Richard1A on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    psst…vote if you haven’t.

  16. By Wraith4912 on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    What about Sanford? Don’t get me wrong, last year i was callin for his head, in p[lace of Raymond he has been solid causing multiple fumbles and has been very solid in the run game. I believe he deserves some credit for upping his game in a big way.

  17. By Spencer on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    Lions game 1 – Calvin Johnson 5 catches for 54 yards

    Lions game 2 – Calvin Johnson 12 catches, 207 yards, 1 TD

  18. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    Press coverage on C Johnson…

    Not sure if Johnson even caught a pass under press coverage ???

    Every time the defense gave Johnson a free release…Johnson made a play…

    So why didn’t the defense stay in press coverages all day on Johnson ???…

    _________

    If the Vikings throw the football deep…They either get an interference call going the Vikings way…Or a complete pass to a Vikings receiver…

    So why stop throwing the deep pass ???…Until the defense at least knocks the ball down for an incomplete pass…

    _________

    Why do the Vikings stop what is working in their game plans…Before the other team adjusts to stop what is being effective against them ???…

    If it isn’t broke…Don’t fix it…

  19. By Mike B. on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    I am looking at the last 6 games. 4 are on the road and 2 at home. 5 of the games with teams that have a winning reocrd. WE need to win at least 1 road game to get in the play offs. 2 road wins would get us in I am pretty sure. 2 road wins mean we need to win Rams and one of the other three Texans, Bears, or Packers. Pretty tough schedule after the buy.

  20. By Brain on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    after the buy.

    Buy — purchase. You mean the bye! COME ON!!! What, are you in kindergarten?

  21. By Mike B. on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    oops bye lol

  22. By Parkway on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    If Ponder decides to go back to being bad Ponder the Bears defense will end up scoring more than our offense.

  23. By BlueBird7 on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    Pro-Bpwl. Don’t even turn on the TV. Go out bike riding, joging, bird watching.

  24. By BlueBird7 on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    Pro-Bowl. That too.

  25. By Rick on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Here is drew brees second year stats for all you ponder haters
    16 games 526 attempts 320 completions 60.8% 3,284 passing yards 6.2 yards per attempt 205.2ypg 17 TDS 16 INT 52T Long 24 sacks 180 sack yardage 76.9 qb rating

    Ponders so far is through 10 games is

    316 attempts 206 completions 65.2 % 2,027 passing yards 6.4 yards per attempt 202.7 yards per game 12 tds 8 ints 54 long 25 sacks 123 sack yardage 85.2 qb rating

    so drew brees is an elite qb and ponder is in his second year with almost the same type of stats and everybody is giving up on him take some time and check out some of the other elite qb’s in the league and what their second years looked like most of them didn’t even start to get good till after year 3

    Just sayin

  26. By animal26 on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    How did Greenway not make the list? that boggles the mind.

  27. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Rick…

    Don’t worry about the Ponder haters…Most of those same fans gave up on the Vikings predicting us to win maybe 3 or 4 games this season total…After losing early to the lowly Colts…

    Well guess what ???…The Colts are pretty darn good team !!!…And might be headed to the playoffs themselves…

    And the Lions are going to prove they still know how to play football…By BEATING the Packers at home this Sunday !!…

    And the Vikings might look more like a team possibly ready to win a division title…After the 49ers WHIP the Bears this weekend…

    Because the 49ers at that point, will handed losses to both the Packers and the Bears after this weekend…

    But 49ers lost big time to the Vikings…

    Sports writers will not even recognize the Vikings as division contenders yet…They say the division title will most likely be decided week 15…When the Bears and Packers play…

    I say..The division title will be decided…WEEK 16 !!!

    When the Packers play the VIKINGS…AT HOME…Last game of the season…

  28. By hippster on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    429.000 new unemployed ?

  29. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    At the beginning of the season…I made some detailed predictions on how this Vikings season would unfold…I have been (eerily) correct so far…Maybe more so than I want to admit…: /

    I predicted the Vikings would be 6-4 at the bye week…

    Also that the running game would set up the passing game the “first half” of the season…And that it would take the passing game, to set up the run in the second half of the season…For the Vikings to win against our division rivals and brutal schedule after the bye week…

    Also our defense would do well up front first half of the season…But the secondary would need time to learn and make adjustments the first half of the season…But would make a more major impact, and be more aggressive the second half of the season…In getting turnovers on defense…

    The passing game is the question going forward ???…I have no doubts in our defense…Or Ponder and the running game…

    Game planning and execution…And having the right combination of WR’s on the field…O-lineman blocking schemes for protection ???…Are my worries…

    Keep the playbook OPEN…Get all the players involved…And don’t be so CONSERVATIVE these last 6 games…

    Think outside the box going forward Frazier and Musgrave, or get buried in it…: /

    Fans need to start cheering this team on…This is the playoff run !!…

    GO VIKINGS !!!!!!

  30. By PurplHaze on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    I think most people that aren’t convinced about Ponder are convinced that the play calling is what’s holding him down. We need to call some more explosive plays out of the gate, in both the first and second half of play. I think he wants to show what he can do, but the play calling doesn’t afford him any opportunity. We really need to consider replacing our OC in the off season, but I’m afraid that will cause Ponder a setback.

    Musgrage … If you’re around next season, you had better throw out your playbook and completely rewrite it. THIS OFFENSE CAN DO MORE!!!

  31. By PurplHaze on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    ADRIAN PETERSON FOR LEAGUE MVP!!!

  32. By cshileds9 on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    lol imagine how many vikings wouldn’t be in the hall of fame if it weren’t for the pro-bowl.

  33. By hippster on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    imagine how many vikings would be in the hall of fame without CAPITALISM

  34. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Haze…

    I am not sure the problem isn’t Frazier ???…Remember that game, when Musgrave called that pass play to Rudolf for a TD…

    Frazier told Musgrave he wanted to go “conservative” at that point in the game…And run time off the clock…That being more important than scoring points at that time ???…

    I really don’t think Frazier would okay a game plan…Where Musgrave wants to throw the ball deep 5 or 6 times in a game ???…I don’t think Frazier would sleep nights !!…Having a game plan like that in place to play a football game ???…Can you ???…

    I think Frazier has to loosen the reins on Musgrave…For Musgrave to open up his playbook for Ponder ???…imo

  35. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    *reigns

  36. By Viks8&8 plus or minus on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    OTK. I think you may be right. I believe Frasier is super conservative and could be holding Musgraves back. I don’t think he is doing it intentionally I just dont think he has trust in Ponder to open up the deep plays. If you watch other QB’s throughout the league they typically check to a deep play when they see the defense giving that option to them. I dont think Ponder is there yet!

  37. By CaribooBill on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    OTK – I agree with you on this one. Frazier has said that they want to be a team that runs the ball and plays great defense – a very conservative, old-school football team. I think some of the under-performing receivers on the team are here because they are good blockers for the running game. Ponder is playing hot and cold – just like other QB’s like Eli and even, gasp, Rodgers. The Detroit game showed that he can really sling the ball accurately. I hope he keeps it up. Chicago and Green Bay will be trying to stop the run – what else can they do? Now would be the time to activate Wright and Percy at the same time and put REAL pressure on their defenses. The next 3 games will determine our fate for this season.

  38. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    V8&8 & CBill…

    I still think the Vikes can run against the Bears and Packers…But the Vikings play “both” their first games on the schedule with the Bears and Packers “away and on grass”…The type of games that have been kryptonite to the powers of this Vikings team in past history…

    I believe the main reason being…Not taking an aggressive pame plan into those games…Being to conservative early…

    Air the ball out in those games away, in those hostile environments against the Bears and Packers…Try to take the crowds out early in those games…Then POUND the ball with AP late in those games…Just like we did with the Lions…

    Keep everyone involved and sharp…Try some trick plays…They haven’t tried one all season long…Puts the statistical odds in their favor…A trick play will succeed…

    GO VIKINGS !!!!

  39. By lovefromminnesota on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    I do like Joe Webb over Ponder but, Ponder has been playing well. I think that we need to run more trick plays. We have so many athletic players, Peterson, Harvn, Webb, Wright, Ponder. We need to see more of that.

  40. By ozzinator on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Just think how many people would be on the dole if it wasn’t for CAPITALISM.

  41. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    I mean…

    Can you see a toss back right to Harvin in the backfield running right…Then have Wright dropping off the line right to take the flip from Harvin on a reverse going left…

    Can anyone see a 70 yard TD run !!!…J Wright…

    Also maybe, a toss right to Harvin in the backfield…Harvin swings right looking run…Harvin checks up…Plants his feet and throws deep to Wright on a fly pttern down the sidelines…TOUCHDOWN !!!!…Safeties take the bait and play Harvin on the run…

    The Vikings conservative game calling all season long…Could open up HUGE offensive plays for the Vikings against division rivals in away games…Not expecting them…Early coming out of the bye week…

    But ONLY if those kind of plays, are in the game plans ???…

  42. By CaribooBill on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    OTK – I agree with you again on the too conservative play calling, but, I don’t think Frazier will change things against the Bears. The Bears are 28th in total offense – they depend on getting turnovers and scoring on defense to win games and it’s working so far. I predict that Frazier will emphasize pounding the run and minimizing turnovers. It might work – the Bears have a higher yards per running play given up on defense than you would think and the Vikes have been able to run on defenses that were very good against the run.

  43. By Muskyfever on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    I think we finally stepped out of the range of conservative play calling. Unfortenatly we needed Harvin to miss a game so Ponder could find his rythym. Now that he did, we can welcom Harvin back with open arms. Now opposing D’s will play Harvin, but they have to stay on their toes because now Ponder has the confidence to throw the ball to some other recievers (including himself) I think we are plenty good enough to give CHI and GB a run for their money. I am not sure if we will win either one..I hope we do, but we will have to play well and hope that AP has another big game, and Ponder can throw more once they stack the box… and they will!

    We could really start tearing holes in D’s if we can find a happy balance between AP, Harvin and the pass offense. I think we are going to start to see Ponder progress again instead of going in the opposite direction. This is good, we will win a few more games and if we make it to the playoffs, all the better. And if we don’t. well it was a good season anyway…pending the last 6 games of course.

  44. By john 61 on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    frazier needs to fire mugrave,before he gets fired,frazier knows what it takes hes been there with jim m and walter p,hope we se better coaching the next 6 games

  45. By JE on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Rick…. Drew Brees did not have AP in the backfield! When you are leading the league in rushing and you cant throw for a 100 yards in a game with 8 and 9 guys in the box you have a QB problem. Thats not being a Ponder hater, thats being realistic.

  46. By CaribooBill on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    A lot of the people on here blame Musgrave for the conservative (boring, predictable) play calling but I think it is more a reflection of Frazier’s mindset. At this stage in the re-building of the team and the development of Ponder, it is perhaps the right approach. especially with AD in the backfield. When you can churn out the rushing production we are getting against good defenses who are expecting the run. why stop? The Bears 49ers game will be interesting to watch. I expect the 49ers to run the ball and I suspect the Bears will not be able to stop them.

  47. By T.Harris on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    We really need to open up a can of whoop ass on the Bears and Packers from last year.

  48. By JE on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    I like Ponder. That being said,he was NOT playing good football for a month!! You have to call it as it is! Ponder needs to step up his game.Anyone that knows football can see that.He needs to start throwing the football DOWN the field!!!

  49. By polarisrmk on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    how on earth are you still defending ponder. i also bet brees had no threat at reciver. ponder has harvin best offensive player in the game, and rudolph a 6’6″ te with visegrip hands. this is not even close to the same senario as brees

  50. By JE on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    I AGREE WITH CARIBOO BILL. This play calling is more about the development (or lack therof) of Ponder than Musgrave. You cant call plays your quarterback cant execute. Knowing the plays in your playbook is one thing,executing them on Sunday with a defense trying to stop you is another.Ponder has a ways to go from what ive seen.

  51. By JE on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    I am not going to throw Ponder to the wolves because he only has started 20 games. That being said, he needs to step up his game a bit.

  52. By CaribooBill on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    JE – You are right – he wasn’t playing well – even when he did throw long, he was off target. I can’t help wondering if he wasn’t hurt, but that is pure speculation on my part. On the other hand he looked sharp against the Lions – let’s hope that continues. On another topic, I don’t think that now is the time to change any coaches – wait until the season is over to do that – we are still in this thing – something I admit I am pleasantly surprised by.

  53. By JE on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    And for the record,Ponder is NOT taking any more critisism than Culpepper,TJack or JWebb did in the recent history of the team. Webb is only 1 year older than Ponder,has only started 3 games and look at the slams he got. REDICULOUS!!!!

  54. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    When I saw Sanford come up and put a hit on Marshawn Lynch that sent Lynch backwards I knew that Sanford is our guy to be out there with Harrison Smith.

  55. By CaribooBill on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Hey, GDP – he stripped the ball from Megatron, as well – that was a huge play for the Vikes!

  56. By Mike B on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Hey I was one of those guys that thought we would be 5-11, but I have always been behind Ponder as our long term QB. I am suprised we are sitting at 6-4 but have 5 very tough games coming. I am not saying the Rams won’t give us problems it’s just that the other 5 have a winning season going so far. We had our bye at a good time to get everyone healed and ready. I am hoping for 4 more wins. Go Vikes.

  57. By Mike B on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Webbs detractions come from the fact he’s not a NFL starting QB. He doesn’t look down all the possible receiving options before taking off. I am not sure what Chilly was thinking when he drafted Webb and the same can be said for TJack both were reaches. I think the hope was that one of them would become a starter. Seattle tried for awhile, but it didn’t work out. Culpepper well all he had to do was get it deep enough and score 7 with Moss.

  58. By tomcat on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    The reason Mistral Raymond is the starter is the coaches believe he is better in coverage than Sanford. It is great having two good strong safeties that are dependable at what had been a problem spot. As far as Pro Bowl, I voted for A.P., Percy, Sully, Matty, Jered, and Chadster, without feeling like too much of a homer. Skol!

  59. By Parkway on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    How was Webb a reach? He was a 6th round pick.

  60. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Last 2 drafts…Vikings took B Fusco,D Love,M Raymond, and (Air) Blair Walsh…With the Vikings 6th round picks…

    Compare Webb, to the production of the other picks the Vikings took advantage of in the 6th rounds in the 2011 and 2012 spring drafts…

    I agree…

    Webb was a reach…

  61. By long live the vikes on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is learning his wings. I believe Ponders the real deal. I also like Webb. But with Webb i think it will take a little more time on his developement, but thats up to Webb. The sky is the limit.

  62. By vikingbob136 on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Hey, it could be worse. Imagine if Tebow was our backup?
    Talk about the fights on a blog!

  63. By CaribooBill on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    OTK – what is the production of a #2 B? It is insurance. What would be his production if he stayed at receiver? Unknowable. I am afraid he will not be developed unless he actually plays, unfortunately.

  64. By long live the vikes on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Tebows a football player. Tebows a gamer. He has heart, skills, and conviction. I would go to battle with a guy like that any time.

  65. By Parkway on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Saying Webb was a reach in the 6th round has to be the dumbest thing anyone has ever said on a Vikings blog. Period

  66. By long live the vikes on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway,
    Could be one of the Vikings steals of the century. And we have not had many. But it looks the the tide is changing.

  67. By long live the vikes on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    In order to know your people, you have to know who you are dealing with. and sometimes that can be a problem with the sun is in your eyes.
    DRL.

  68. By Frederick Jones on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    I agree guys, the pro bowl needs to end. I do not like the fact that Adrian could have a bad injury playing in that game.

  69. By long live the vikes on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Pro Bowl? Is there such a thing?

  70. By long live the vikes on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Back in the day my hero was chuck foreman, but now it is AD. Minnesota is about to make some noise. As long as every body stays put.

  71. By Brain on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    Minnesota cannot compete with the big boys yet.

  72. By Brain on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    We will know a whole lot about our post-season chances at our next game.

  73. By BlueBird7 on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    If Webb ever gets a chance to play, he will shut some people up.

  74. By QB on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B, chilly drafted Webb to play WR, even though he was a QB in college. He in OTA’s switched him to QB after watching him throw the ball around. It was a big mistake in my opinion. He is a great athelete that could probably find a spot on the feild maybe at WR, or safety, corner, who knows. Just waisted talent.

  75. By Troutdaddy on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Ok, so in the Spirit of Thanksgiving- just wanted to say I am grateful the Vikes are 6 and 4. I am grateful Peterson is healthy, Harvin is healing and that Ponder is growing. I am also grateful to come here each week and listen to other people who share the same passion for the Vikings that I do. Even though it can get a little ugly, it is still a lot of fun. So, thank you all for fueling my desire to see my Vikes be successful. Also- very grateful to live in a country where I have the freedoms to do all those things. God bless all the men and women who protect it and make/have made sacrifices to keep my family safe. Skol Vikes and Skol Vike fans!

  76. By northwoodsv2 on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Other than what he did last year, why is Allen leading DEs for the ProBowl?

  77. By northwoodsv2 on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Granted, he’s been double-teamed more than an adult film star, but I honestly can’t say he’s been exceptional this year.

  78. By Frederick Jones on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    @BlueBird,

    I agree about JOE WEBB!!!

  79. By Frederick Jones on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Dr. Fred “Negative Nellie” Jones has been singing the phrases of John Sullivan lately.

    Apparently, the Dogg howls are in tune as Sully has a chance at the PB. When a guy is ripping off 60 yard runs, he has help doing it!!!

    When a guy catches 60 yard throws, make no mistake my fine feathered friends…he’s had help from his Offensive Line. Let’s start looking to give those big fellas some credit…by name!!!

  80. By Frederick Jones on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Matt Kalil is also having a fine season. He has been able to “lock” some defensive players away for Peterson this year.

  81. By hippster on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    no more twinkies

  82. By Muskyfever on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    trade Joe Webb. This conversation is getting out of hand about Webb. Yes he is a good athlete. However he has no place on this team, we have no use for him. They didn’t continue with wide reciever cause he can’t catch, they didn’t continue at QB because he can’t throw accuratly consistently, they got rid of the Blazer package cause all it is, is a way for D’s to know whats coming. They don’t put him out there on D cause he can’t cover.

    So outside of the fact that he can run…ONLY if the D thinks he is going to pass what does Joe Webb have. An un-useful spot on a team that wont ever play him again unless #1 goes down. BB7 “if they gave Joe Webba chance to play he would shut a lot of people up”….UMMMM, it’s called pre-season and he threw worse then Mc-throw-it-at-the-ground did last year. he missed 7 wide open recievers and threw the ball at thier feet, when he tried to run, he got hit and lost yards, never had a big run during the pre-season… So when you say peolpe will shut up… those people are the supports when they realize how much he SHOULDN’T be on the field.

    Don’t get me wrong, he is a great athlete… He is NOT a great football player. He should run track or something, something with running… not with football.

    TRADE JOE WEBB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. By BlueBird7 on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Muskyfever

    Preseason?? This is the regular season and Joe has yet to be throw one.
    There were times when he should have been put in to save the games, or least given a chance to. Also noted is the fact your pal Ponder has smelled like over ripe cow dung on all the games except two. Trade Webb?? Hill NO!

    There are six games to go. When the Big boys get done with Ponder, you will see Joe Webb once again be called on to try to save what is left of the season.

    I think you better find another mud hole to catch muskys. Help clear your head.

  84. By iaVIKE on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Uh – oh Musky, ya got deertracks fired up now

  85. By CaribooBill on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    The coaches must see enough talent at QB to keep Webb at the position, same thing for MBT. If the “big boys” do “get done with Ponder”, I hope Joe can come in and play well. I predict, however, that Ponder will do well enough that he will not be replaced by Webb, barring injury. Beyond that, I can’t see the future – there are too many variables and unknowns. My hope is that we win out all the way toa SB victory, my fear is we go zero and 6. I suppose that is every fan’s conflicting emotions. Sigh – it is our fate, as fans.

    WELL SAID Troutdaddy!!

  86. By Muskyfever on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    BB7 – If you have read any of my posts over the last month you would know I am NOT a Ponder supporter… But I watch Webb I know what he can and CAN’T do.

    UMMM, eyah pre-season… you know.. the time when they play everyone… did you watch it??? cause Webb played.. and not very well for that matter. Not only that but he was playing against 2s and 3s while on the field with our 1s… So yeah, Webb can’t play football like all you people think he can. I think your mind is clouded by what you think you saw that you DIDN’T see.

    CAN”T THROW
    CAN’T CATCH
    CAN’T COVER
    CAN’T RUN ROUTES

    CAN RUN, but he can only get away with running when D’s think he is going to throw which he CAN’T DO.

    Why would we run Webb when we have Toby who already doesn’t get enough touches?? Or AP who is averaging 150+ a game and 6.3 a carry, just give it to him. Without the ability to let the D think he is going to throw… nothing will ever come of Webb. Another reason not to put him in, hurt our franchise QB’s confidence.. (still not a supporter, just speaking reality here)

    I think all you Webb supporters are a little lost, the only reason you want to see Webb is cause Ponder wasn’t playing well… reality check.. WEBB CAN’T DO ANYTHING EITHER.

    BB7 you say a lot of great things that I very much agree with… this however.. is not one of them. I think your thoughts are jaded from what you think was a great game in 2010 when Webb came in after Favre went down against CHI. After this year… Mark my words, Webb will either not be on an NFL team or at least he will not be on ours. His presnece only causes DRAMA…

    TRADE JOE WEBB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  87. By Frederick Jones on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    @MuskeyFever,

    Your blog name is great, however what you wrote about Joe Webb only qualifies as hate mail…

    Are you jealous because he has a high paying job?

    What’s up?

  88. By Frederick Jones on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the anim…
    al was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.

    He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement he quieted down.

    A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

    As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

    MORAL :
    Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

    Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

    1. Free your heart from hatred – Forgive.

    2. Free your mind from worries – Most never happens.

    3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.

    4. Give more.

    5. Expect less from people but more from yourself.

    You have two choices… smile and close this page,
    or pass this along to someone else to share the lesson .

  89. By CaribooBill on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Frederick Jones – AWESOME!

  90. By Frederick Jones on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    JONES AGREES WITH THE SENTIMENT, ALTHOUGH HE DID NOT SAY IT ON THIS PARTICULAR BLOG. PLEASE BE YOURSELF, THAT IS THE BEST COMPLIMENT YOU CAN GIVE TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS!!!

    By Frederick Jones on Nov 15, 2012 | Reply

    I agree guys, the pro bowl needs to end. I do not like the fact that Adrian could have a bad injury playing in that game.

  91. By Frederick Jones on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you CaribooBill!!!

  92. By Muskyfever on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Hate mail????

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    that is some of the funniest stuff I have heard all day. First of all, I like Webb, I just think he doesn’t have a place on our team anymore. I thought he did last year and the year before… but not now. I also think he is a good athlete… just not a good football player for the NFL. I used to watch Webb is college, I know what he can do. But even then I didn’t think that he was right for the NFL. When we drafted him I was overally excited and slightly confused. I knew that he was a great athelte but couldn’t think of a reason to draft him at the QB position, but then Chilly told us it was for a WR> OK, fine. lets see what he can do… wait you mean to tell me that his nads aren’t good enough to play the position?? So they put him back at QB which I never agreed with, even being a fan of his through the college career. A lot of you Webb supporters didn’t even know the guy existed until we drafted him. Well I did.. and watched him for a long time. Still hold the same opinion now as I did then. Great athlete… NOT AN NFL player.

    As far as me being Jelous..LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2nd funniest thing I have heard all day.

    Your job will NEVER EVER deifne who you are as a person. Though I need money to live and support my family, Never will I be jealous that someone has more than I do. I have plenty. I Don’t need a lamborgini and a huge house to be happy. As long as I am able to take my boat and go musky fishing with my wife, while I watch her out fish me.. I could honestly care less about how we got there, as long as we are there. If the rest of the world wants material things thats there poragative… I don’t need that to be happy.

  93. By Frederick Jones on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    @MuskyFever,

    Joe Webb may have to obtain his stardom elsewhere like Rich Gannon, and Brad Johnson, both of whom led their team to Super Bowls!!!

    Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it!

  94. By Frederick Jones on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    JOE is an outstanding young quarterback!!!

  95. By BlueBird7 on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Muskyfever

    I was thinking of the Detroit game when he came in for mc-Ponder and ALMOST won the game but for a Game “Offical” who was looking up in the sky instead on the field when Joe almost lost his head to a facemask.

    All of you anti-Webb people are afraid of seeing Webb on the field. Why?

    Afraid he just might prove you all wrong? Again?

  96. By Frederick Jones on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    @MuskeyFever,

    You write well, but I wish you would have addressed my question which is:

    Why would you dump Joe Webb at this point in the season?

  97. By iaVIKE on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Oink

  98. By Frederick Jones on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    @BlueBird,

    Exactly…

    I can understand thinking a player is not as good as the person starting at a position. But why would anyone just write in to knock a person WHO HASN’T EVEN PLAYED THIS YEAR!!!

    Joe Webb has shown enough quarterbacking skills to inspire faith in his coaches, who like BlueBird has stated, know more than we do.

    But why cut a player if you don’t have to, what’s the purpose???

  99. By ! on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Happened to notice that iavike and oink are the same person?

  100. By Frederick Jones on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    @BlueBird,

    You are right, Joe Webb WON that Detroit game for us. That is one of many reasons the coaches have confidence in him.

  101. By Frederick Jones on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Perhaps MuskyFever made a bold prediction back when Joe Webb was in college. Now he must stay with his prediction. That I can understand. But trying to pull JOE down in not fair.

  102. By Frederick Jones on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    @MuskyFever,

    What’s up?

  103. By Muskyfever on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    LOL… HANDS… NOT NADS…. LOL

  104. By Muskyfever on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    I’m not trying to pull anyone down. I am speaking of my personal opinion. I don;t think he is an NFL caliber player consistently. If he was… he would be our starter.. thats all there is too it. If the coaches (who mind you are smarter football minds than anyone on this forum) thought that Joe Webb was as good as everyone on here thinks he is… he would be starting… but hes not.

    I personally don’t think he is right for the NFL at least not at QB. I am not knocking his athletics. I am saying that he dosen’t have the skill set to be a productive NFL QB on a consistent basis. He is not even as good as Ponder at going through the WR reads. And Ponder isn’t very good at that either mind you.

    I am not trying to put anyone down, just speaking my opinion is all. Joe is a promising young Athlete. However he is not an NFL QB, never has been, never will be. Great athelte, just not good enough for QB in the NFL. If anything he should be our punt returner…..

    Even Chilly’s idiocracy mind knew that he wasn’t going to be an NFL QB… and he thought TJack was… What does that tell you???? He drafted him at WR to develop, not QB, and Chilly is an idiot. However, the man knows QB’s, good QB coach, bad head coach. If that doesn’t tell you something than there is no reason for me to continue this convo.

    I agree with a lot of what both Fred J and BB7 say. this is just not one of them

  105. By Muskyfever on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    The other issue I have with accusing me that I am pulling Webb down… Is uhhh… for the last month including BB7 and you Fred J. you were calling for Ponders head… SO was I.

    but don’t be a hyporcrite talking about benching a player because you have an opinion on how you think he played… then when I express my opnion I am all of the sudden bringing a player down. But you never said anyting to me when I was talking about Ponder… Sounds like a biast, hypocratic opnion if you ask me….. C’mon guys, your smarter than that…

  106. By Muskyfever on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    OH, sry, to anwser your question. I don’t think we should dump him yet. But team looking for a spark may be willing to give up something that would help us further down the line, than it would kepping Webb here. Don’t get rid of him now, but next season trade him.

  107. By wacky on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    i think the viking derby sucks, lame, and gay!

  108. By DeerTracks on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Just got home from work and thought I would browse the site.
    Look what I found! Everybody all hot again about Webb.

    Tell you what, let us all see what happens between now and end of season.

    Also noted iaVIKE is back to his old tricks. Just leave well enough alone,IKE

  109. By MuskyFever on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Not hot, just expressive

  110. By DogBoy on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Point 1–The pro bowl is a big plus for the players ala 2 time pro bowler AP
    Point 2–Why deny a few good players the chance to go to the Big islalnds?
    Point 3– The pro bowls looks cool! nice new unys and helmets

    Point 4– Webb is an excellent guy to have as a back up QB ala Eagles game he won
    Point 5–This forum is not about us having to read about someones bored life, its about the Vikings

    SKOL!!!

  111. By BlueBird7 on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Let us all wait and watch the remaining games, regardless who is QB.

  112. By CaribooBill on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    BB7 – I totally agree – it’s going to be interesting and a nail biter.

    GO VIKES!!!

  113. By Alex on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    So who thinks Detroit can beat Green Bay Sunday? The game is in Detroit.
    I think it will be a good game and that Detroit will be able to run the football and when they can run they can win. And a Detroit win and a Green Bay loss would be great for us.

  114. By habs001 on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings have had a turnaround season so far but there still will be growing pains and more upgrades will be needed for next year….the Vikings need to win at least 4/6 to have a shot at the playoffs..the schedule on paper looks tough but if you look closer 4/6 could be done

    The Vikings have to win their home game vs the Bears and their road game at the Rams…Now their road game at the Bears is all Vikings advantage and really not fair to the Bears as the Vikings have a bye week and the Bears have to play monday in the west coast..this should be a huge advantage…Packers.. hopefully the Vikings can split the games..Houston may have nothing to play for by the time they play the Vikings so may rest personal…

  115. By MuskyFever on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    I like the way you think habs001

  116. By polarisrmk on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    if webb cant throw does that mean ponder is a quadriplegic, ponder has made shaky decisions, and some terrible throws at best. you can only play so many games in the nfl when you cant accurately throw a 10yd out rout and everything he throws down feild is put 2-3yds out of bounds, give our guys a chance to go up and get it

  117. By DRS. on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Here we go stadium fight round two.

    Dayton says he’ll fight Vikings on possible seat license fees, saying team wasn’t forthright

    Article by: PATRICK CONDON , Associated Press
    Updated: November 16, 2012 – 6:56 AM

    http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/179496741.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&refer=y&refer=y

  118. By DRS. on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    “If the authority doesn’t act in a way that I think is within the boundaries of propriety, then I have an option to go to the Legislature,” Dayton said. “Obviously I’d have to persuade the Legislature, and I’d rather not do that, get involved in all that tangle again.”

    http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/179496741.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&refer=y&refer=y

  119. By hippster on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    unions killed the twinkie 18500 people out of job $ 49.000,000 handed to taxpayers for their unemployment for 79 weeks, carbon tax vat tax ,death tax,healthcare tax does anyone else see a pattern here now anyone want to talk about AGENDA 21 ?

  120. By DRS. on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    My question is Dayton willing to risk the new stadium and the Vikings over this?

  121. By DRS. on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Really great Mr. Dayton, now we have to worry that you will mess up the stadium deal. Wow, now two things to worry about, will the supreme court of Minnesota declare the funding unconstitutional and now if Dayton will mess up the deal, how FU is that?

  122. By DRS. on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    I am wondering if Minnesota wants the Vikings to stay in Minnesota and be profitable. With all this resistance for the state at every turn one must wonder.

  123. By DRS. on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Yes hippster one must wonder how the rest of the company’s employees feel that instead of a 8% cut in pay they now have a 100% cut in pay, oh well I am sure they can find another job in this improving economy of ours.

  124. By DRS. on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall are you avoiding governors Dayton’s opposition to the Vikings plans to finance the stadium by not bringing up that subject on this blog?

  125. By DRS. on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Have to go, have a great bye week Vikings, heal all them ache & pains, and win, win, win. SKOL Vikings!

  126. By hippster on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    does anyone else feel like unions are like litttle piggies at a trough 90% of the workers there wanted to go back to work denided, MERRY CHRISTMAS football seams so small right now but i WONDER how hard those evil 1%s who make all that money playing in the NFL ,how hard are they going to play when they see their pay cut in half ?

  127. By BlueBird7 on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    DRS

    If you expect a reply from our pal Mike Wobschall, forget it.

    He reads the blogs sometimes and once in a Blue Moon will reply.

    Sometimes I think he is interested only about the Team. Not Fans.

  128. By hippster on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    one last thing ask yourselfs this without bias if the us postal service went $16.000.000.000 in the red for 2012 how bad is the healthcare going to be to this country ? just think about that for a min,there are 330.000.000 people in america , divide 330.000.000 into 16.000.000.000 thats your share .where does all this money come from?

  129. By DRS. on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    hippster don’t worry, I am sure the union will find the employee’s a job to replace the one they lost, after all this is such a great economy, that all who want to work can find a job. I am told we are in recovery and jobs are on the comeback so why worry if we lose one evil capitalist company. Don’t worry about the NFL players, they will never see their pay cut, they are not part of the free market system.

    Really have to go so have fun and a good day.

  130. By DRS. on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    BlueBird7, I know but thought I would ask anyway.

    Anon.

  131. By Ozzinator on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    I’m glad there are level headed thinkers on this sight, like DRS and Hippster.

  132. By Deertracks on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    OZ, maybe those thinkers can teach you it is ‘site’ not sight.

  133. By Deertracks on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Sight is what you sight just before that truck runs over you.

  134. By Deertracks on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    All in fun, OZ.. Keep up the good work.

  135. By Frederick Jones on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    @MuskyFever,

    You said get rid of JOE. Jones wanted to know why. Saying that he is not as good as the starter is not a good reason. If we did that we’d have only 22 players on the team!

    But if you are retracting your statement, I can accept it.

    Jones has to repeat that JOE WEBB is not only good enough to start for the MN Vikings, he has the skill set to star in the NFL!!!

    At the moment though, Ponder is the starter.

  136. By Sconnie on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Well said.

  137. By Frederick Jones on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Why not replace the Pro Bowl with skills contests?

    1. Route running contests
    2. 40 yard dashes (or 60 yards which actually means more to football)
    3. Throwing contests
    4. Strength contests (Incline Bench…Leg Press…etc.)
    5. Individual Blocking Sled Contest
    6. etc. etc. etc.

    The Pro Bowl IS NOT a football game. It’s not even good touch football.

    Ask yourself this question: When was the last time you watched more than
    5 minutes of that game? If you did then you see why I push for skills contests to replace it.

  138. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings traded Sage…And then brought him back to the Vikings 53 man roster…They then drafted Ponder while Webb was here…They now have MBT as their 3rd QB on the 53 man roster…They brought in an “over the hill” McNabb in to play to mentor Ponder (not Webb) last season…

    All these QB moves were made…While Webb was on this teams 53 man roster…

    The Vikings have done EVERYTHING in their power, NOT to play Webb…Why ???…

    “Action, speaks louder than words” !!!…

    And when it comes to Webb…There is not a WORD coming from the Vikings coaching staff on Joe Webb…

  139. By Spencer on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Why do people hate Webb so
    much? People act like hes some sort of scrub. When he comes in, he produces- what more do you want from your backup quarterback?

  140. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nobody hates Joe Webb !!!…They just get sick about hearing about a guy who hasn’t played real game of football, for about a year now…

    How about talking about J Wright…His first catch in the NFL was a 54 yard pass play…And was a major game changing play, for what has been an slow passing game of late…

    Instead of a guy who didn’t play last week…Won’t play this week…And will not play next week…Unless, Ponder gets injured…

    Then if Webb actually does play…Lets talk about him then…

  141. By BlueBird7 on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    OTK,,,”Lets talk about him then”

    My thoughts exactly! If Ponder can float this ship, fine, If not then tryJoe.

  142. By hippster on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    dont bash the ozz , bash the pubic scools ,or mabe sum of us dont typ much?or maybe you have a check spelling key one thing is for sure with a name like deertracks you might want to look into the UN SMALLARMS TREATY your goverment is ready to take your 2nd admendment rights im just saying

  143. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    If people want to talk about Joe Webb, fine; that is their right. If others don’t respond to such talk, let it be; that is their right.

  144. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    I think Ponder will be good over the long term– if he is instrumental in two road wins coming up, that would quiet a lot of naysayers– especially if they are at GB, CHI, or HOU.

  145. By Deertracks on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    hippster old buddy. sorry i rufflied your feathers, but me and thosands of gun owners, are very capable of usings them in that event and can hold our own.

    don’t have a spelling key as you put it. so i am just talking to you in your format.

    hows this titus?

  146. By BlueBird7 on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Titus

    GB, CHI. HOU are some pretty high hills to climb. I hope for Ponders sake.

    We need all the help we can find to bring those games in our pocket.

  147. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    51 senators wrote a letter to Obama and Clinton last July supporting the NRA and indicating that expansion of gun crontol will be unexceptable…

    Guns don’t kill people…People kill people…

  148. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikes might have a better chance of running more at home…Against the likes of the Bears and Packers…

    But if the Vikings are going to have a chance beating the Bears and Packers away ???…I think they will need a solid passing game to get the job done..With some long shots down the field…And SEVERAL long passing bombs…To set up the run…

    I just don’t think Frazier would ever okay that kind of game plan ???…

    Frazier has stated before (for some unknown reason), and many times…Vikings don’t play very well in a “Shoot out” type of game…So earlier this season, and last season…

    Frazier has more or less announced to every team in the NFL…He will never game plan a heavy passing attack…And I personally believe him…

    Frazier won’t game plan a heavy passing attack…Because as long as he has been a head coach…He has been totally true with those words…

    Only question is…Can Musgrave and Ponder talk Frazier into it ???…Because I don’t see “conservative” winning at Soldier or Lambeau fields…

  149. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Kind of nice…Can cheer for the Lions and the Vikings the rest of this season…The way the standings are now…

    Vikings own the tie breaker…If the Lions and Vikings actually get that far…

    About the only thing the Lions can do for the Vikings yet this season…Is to help us beat the Bears and Packers…

    Lions have 2 games with the Packers yet…And the last game of their season with the Bears…

    Sports writers are predicting the NFC north division will be decided week 15..When the Packers and Bears play…

    I think it goes all the way to week 16…Packers @ Vikings and Bears @ Lions…

  150. By ponder, aka 3 and out on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    i voted for Ponder for the pro bowl, maybe he gets a few hundred votes, who cares if he is a bottom 5 qb

  151. By Spencer on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    ^ People like you are the reason why fans shouldn’t be able to vote.

  152. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Bluebird, exactly– not easy games at all– but if Ponder can keep all of them close, and even win just one at GB, CHI, or HOU, I think that would be impressive– the kid is only at a year and a half into his career– and much of his first half was thrown in without an off-season. But if he cannot help us win one of those three road games, the naysayers will be crying Webb through next summer. I will be crying MBT.

  153. By BlueBird7 on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    If it isn’t to late to plan for Jon Gruden to hit the decks of the Viking ship.

    I say get him before the Eagles do. I woukld bet he wouldn’t hesitate to call the right plays, and kick some butt to get this Viking Ship under sail again!

    Dump Frazier overboard! Mustgraves can join him in the deep six.

  154. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    NO GRUDEN! That is crazy talk– ever hear him as commentator? Changes his mind faster than leaves after the first frost.

  155. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    And Gruden always knocks the Vikings when he calls a game–NO!!!
    The only coach I would consider would be Brian Billick. But for now, Frazier is doing a good job– let’s support our coach and team!

  156. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, is it nice up in the northland– just cycled 23 miles. Beautiful day!

  157. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    The Bears game coming out of the bye week is HUGE !!!…That game sets the stage for the rest of the season…

    If the Vikings win that game…It will put MONSTER pressure on the Packers to win at home…When the Vikings come into Lambeau the following week…

    Both games are big…But the Bears game sets up the rest of the season for the Vikings…

    And the Bears play Monday night…They will be on short rest…After playing the mighty defense of the 49ers !!!…

    I don’t blame the Bears for sitting Cutler in this game…They can’t afford Cutler to be hurt for the division rival game on short rest…But they can afford to lose a game outside the division with the 49ers…And still be okay in the NFC north standings…

    Get da Bears…49ers !!!…And let the Lions eat plenty of cheese tomorrow !!!…

    I predict Rodgers will be sacked 5 times tomorrow…

  158. By Shawn on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    I still like Frazier. 2 wins to 8 and 4 wins for the playoffs

    8 Wins … wins my support, thats would be a 5 win turnaround and thats pretty good in the NFL. Plus we got some very good young talent a few years away

  159. By Shawn on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Hippster and Ozz …

    you are aware the NFL is more Communist than Capitalist … right?

    The NFL piles all their money in a pot and spreads it evenly between teams. You know salary cap?

    Baseball is Capitalist … you know the same teams win every year and the poor man Pirates will never win.

  160. By ponder, aka 3 and out on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder put the Vikings in a must win situation when they should of had a wildcard locked up now. Ponder wanted to lay eggs with the easy teams, so we now have to win with much better teams

  161. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    I just read people are selling Twinkies for upwards of $300 per box online, hoarding up on the soon to not be anymore beloved little sponge cake. Hostess apparently went out of business, but may sell its treats to another manufacturer. Gee, I sure hope so. Haven’t had a Twinkie in years, but how can the universe continue expansion without them?

  162. By ponder, aka 3 and out on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Hostess must of made some huge mistakes to go out of business, they had the sales, the top dogs were probably stealing money from the company

  163. By Spencer on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Is anybody currently using Windows 8?

  164. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Are you afraid it will affect your War of WorldCraft experience, Spencer? I don’t think it matters.

  165. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    By ponder, aka 3 and out on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply
    Hostess must of made some huge mistakes to go out of business, they had the sales, the top dogs were probably stealing money from the company

    Dude– of is not a verb. HAVE is what you want to write.

  166. By Spencer on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    No, I wanted to know if it is worth it to upgrade from Windows 7..

  167. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    I plan on purchasing one of those hybrid tablet/laptops soon, so I will know soon– but I would not upgrade unless you are changing computers– windows 8 is really designed for touch screens anyway.

  168. By Spencer on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you. and im probably gonna get the upgrade on Black Friday. Im sure theres going to be some great discounts.

    And does anybody know if Percy is good to go against Chicago? I can’t wait to see how the offense looks with Percy and Wright.

  169. By Richard1A on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    me too, (I need my football fix) can they turn Wright into a deep threat? more out of Simpson and were set at receiver.

  170. By Ozzinator on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Bwaa ha ha ha Deertracks, you got me. Site, not sight.

  171. By Ozzinator on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Spreads the money out evenly Shawn? Not likely……….

  172. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Oz, I will not even go there– they are masters at spinning ideas. Somehow, spreading wealth is deemed good. Spreading education with teachings on wealth-building principles and mentorship allows people to go through the PROCESS of growth and earning– growth gives dignity to a human being and enjoyment of life- the pursuit of happiness, if you will. Earning creates responsibility and gives people the ability to respect what they have– and be good stewards. Redistributing wealth is a morally very wrong thing to do–

  173. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    It creates bondage.

  174. By ponder, aka 3 and out on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    if Ponder looks like a 3rd string qb against Chicago, the Vikings need to look at drafting another qb

  175. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Hey people you guys think we have a pretty good shot on getting tavon Austin but not it in first round.

  176. By Spencer on Nov 17, 2012 | Reply

    Tavon Austin is a poor mans Percy Harvin. What we desperately need is an AJ Green but the WR talent in college is rather poor this year.

  177. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 18, 2012 | Reply

    Difficult to say, but here goes:

    GO LIONS!!!!

    ROAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  178. By Ozzinator on Nov 18, 2012 | Reply

    Oh how right you are Titus, “The one and only”.

  179. By BlueBird7 on Nov 18, 2012 | Reply

    Come on 49ers. Dig some gold out of those Bear-Butts. Monday.

  180. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 18, 2012 | Reply

    I like tavon Austin. I watched him n he is really really good. N I think Vikings should get him. Hard to pass that talent but Vikings need more upgrades in other parts

  181. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 18, 2012 | Reply

    He is currently 57 overall and #7 WR. Would be perfect pick in 2 round or 3rd round. Do not forget of Greg Childs. Austin punt returns (we need that) and kick returns to rest Percy more. I would be jumpin out of joy if they get him in the draft haha

  182. By paul on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    From what I understand the players would rather not play in the game. Its an opportunity to get injured in a game that doesn’t matter. These guys make enough money to take a trip to Hawaii and relax if they want to, no reason to risk them in a game that means nothing. Vote for the Lions and Packers and Bears Oh my!

  183. By NlGERIAGUEST on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    I smell like a tinkle

  184. By NlGERIAGUEST on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    these are the treats

  185. By J on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    @ Fred J …… just read a few of your comments without offence ……………Love ur analogy of the donkey in the well …………but …….40 year die fan ……. aren’t u tired of having dirt thrown on u …………the moral is self fulfilling right? …………. its nice to read an intellects comments from U but have u played football >>>>

  186. By adrian peterson beast on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    adrian peterson is the best running back to play in the game percy harvin would be leading the league in recieving if it wasnt for missing the lions game kyle rudolph is 2 in touchhdowns for tight ends in the NFC matt kalil has changed the vikes o-line jared allen is just being jared allen,chad,antoine,harrison,and brian robinson are all playing good so that makes me feel good being a vikefan GO VIKES

  187. By J on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    The vikings are and should be about AP ………..Do we have enough diligence to go out and acquire that player via draft or trade for the QB that fits that game plan or strategy with AP behind him is the question ………………right now we have ponder ……….I have mixed emotions about ponder regarding my comments previously on blogs …………..I have zero problem with Ponder with his start to the year along with his growth in maturity with more games under his belt ……..I just would like to see coaching staff from games 5-9 and truly evaluate his overall performances and confidence levels not diminish to what we as fans had to endure ……..there were some really bad decisions made on ponders inexperience …… that’s the time coaching should have changed it up right ……. that Webb gets an opportunity to change it up !!!

    having said the above ………..it boils down to coaching primarily combined with patience slash tolerance ………Webb may not be better than ponder but he should have had more snaps this year based on 10 games already …..

    I was at the seattle game and harvin could have been a lot more professional with his frustration on not being able to move the ball …….but any sport I played which was a team sport ……….U know whats wrong and as a player u dont need to be a coach ……u just have to be prepared for change if things arent working especially with how young our team is and how we need to set those standards / expectations and how we deal with it …….more timely Leslie please !

  188. By J on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    adrian peterson beast …………………..SKOAL…………….ditto !!!!!!!!

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