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Jerome Felton, Blair Walsh Deserve Pro Bowl Nod

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 17, 2012 – 3:54 pm

There are many Vikings players whose performances this season are worthy of praise. It’s not hard to make a Pro Bowl case for Jared Allen, Chad Greenway, Matt Kalil, Adrian Peterson, Antoine Winfield or Harrison Smith. In fact, I’d love to make a case for each of those guys and others (Kyle Rudolph, John Sullivan and Kevin Williams for starters) right now, but at some point it would become white noise (what I say probably already is, I guess).

But with Pro Bowl voting set to end tonight, there are two more names I’m going to throw into the mix – FB Jerome Felton and K Blair Walsh. Both have played well on an individual level and their great individual performances have made a significant impact on the Vikings as a team this season.

Felton
Peterson deserves tons of credit for the season he’s having. You know the numbers by now. But Peterson will be the first to tell you it’s a team effort. He’ll credit his offensive line for opening up seams and creases. He’ll credit his wide receivers and tight ends for blocking downfield. And, he’ll most definitely credit his fullback for leading the way.

“He’s playing outstanding,” Peterson said. “He’s doing a great job blocking, opening things up for me. We communicate, we’re on the same page with different schemes we use to attack in the running game. He’s shown that he’s reliable to get the job done.

“Definitely should be a Pro Bowler. You just sit back and watch the film on him, you’ll see him blowing up guys. He’s got good hands, making big receptions, leading me to the end zone. He’s made a lot of plays.”

Walsh
This one doesn’t need much explanation. He set a single-season record for touchbacks several weeks ago and last week in St. Louis he set a new Vikings rookie scoring mark, surpassing the record previously set by Randy Moss. Walsh leads the NFL and has tied a single-season NFL record  for FGs of 50+ yards with 8 (he’s 8 of 8 from that distance), he’s 2nd in the NFC with 47 touchbacks, 3rd in the NFC in FGs made (29) and FG% (90.6%), and he has a game-tying kick and a game-winning kick (Week 1 vs. Jacksonville).

There’s not much more you can ask for from an NFL kicker.

You can cast your votes for Felton, Walsh and other Vikings by clicking here. Remember, voting ends Monday night, so head there now and make your voice heard.


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209 Responses to “Jerome Felton, Blair Walsh Deserve Pro Bowl Nod”

  1. By Ozzinator on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    First!!

  2. By BlueBird7 on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Walsh should get it, he is one of those in the Vikings winning games!

    Great Job!

  3. By BlueBird7 on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Ya, the first without saying anything…….

  4. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Yup I said during the game that Felton deserved a lot of credit. Walsh is of course an obvious choice

  5. By Spencer on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Walsh should get it, but hes not well known like the Rams kicker.

    The Pro Bowl is a joke because its a popular contest..

  6. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    There’s not much more you can ask for from an NFL kicker.
    Just your vote for the Pro Bowl. And Felton’s, too.

    HUH? Wobbles? That second sentence is what you ask for not from Walsh.

  7. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Not so sure Wobz is taking notes Titus

  8. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    How can Allen be a pro-bowl candidate? Did he play this season?

  9. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I understand Wobbles intention and it was a nice effort – but he is not quite to the next level. He is writing and posting too fast without seeing his writing as a reader. That takes time, though.

  10. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    We will have the best defense in the league next year.

  11. By Sir Francis on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    How can Rudolph be mentioned for the Pro Bowl? He’s an excellent TE but game-by-game he’s been a non-factor more than he’s been a factor. There are many more deserving TEs to vote for. I like Rudolph, and think he can be a future Pro-Bowler…but no way this year.

  12. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    PAY PERCY

  13. By NO WORRIES ! on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    TRADE HARVIN !!! BIG BABY !!!

  14. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    A big baby who wants nothing more but to win and could care less about his stats. Is that no longer the type a player we want to build a Superbowl team? Smart thinking.

  15. By Spencer on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Cant wait to see Cook vs Andre Johnson.

    Hopefully Cook has a big outing in his return.

  16. By PAY PERCY on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

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  17. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer you get your Cook jersey yet?

  18. By die hard 67 on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I agree. Harvin he is awesome but I feel he is going to be more trouble than he is worth . Sell while his stock is high , we should be able to get alot in return………

  19. By Ozzinator on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    What about Mistral Raymond?

  20. By Spencer on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    JRob has shown week in and week out that he should not be playing on the outside.

  21. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    A great coach can manage player’s egos

  22. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    As long as they both want the same thing, that is to win, there should not be any trouble. That is if our coach really is great.

  23. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    PERCY WANTS TO WIN. WE THE FANS WANT OUR TEAM TO WIN.

    PAY PERCY HARVIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Well Spencer the great thing about him is he will only improve.

  25. By die hard 67 on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Were winning without him last time I checked , trade him and get a couple 1st rounders etc… and than draft a receiver and sign Greg Jennings in free agency…..

  26. By Spencer on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Im confident he will improve, but hes playing in the wrong position.

  27. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Well now he can play in the right position with cook back.

  28. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Put Loadholt at wide receiver.

  29. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    We are winning without Cook do we trade him too? Percy wants to win. I want players who want to win. So should everyone else.

  30. By Spencer on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    We are barely getting by without Cook!

    Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall have absolutely destroyed us!

  31. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    We know Ponder cant do it by himself so we need to surround him with the best weapons we can get. Last time I checked, Percy is one of those rare players who is a threat to score everytime he touches the ball. We need him if we are ever going to win a Superbowl.

  32. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Better a receiver destroy us than a Quarterback.

  33. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    We could have signed Plax and Braylon Edwards to give Ponder some big targets but…..

  34. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    But we are going to build through the draft like the great franchises of the NFL do.

  35. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I’m talking short term for this year so we could actually make the playoffs

  36. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Well, then we should have signed Peyton– I seriously wonder if we would have lost even one game.

  37. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I dont trust FA receivers. Thats just me.

  38. By Smith22DMVP on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Cook being back will make JROB look way better. He will be covering guys he is more suited to. He needs more experience before he can try and take on the big WRs on the outside.
    Bring Harvin back next year, also pick up a real deep threat reciever. A Big Strong Fast type that ATTACKS the ball at a high point to beat DBs. Ponder should improve drastically between that Harvin Rudolph and AP. If he cant, well then there is not much arguing left, that would show he isnt 1st string material. Untill he has true weapons at WR its hard to say he is never going to develope.

  39. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Well I think it’s safe to say we won’t go after Flacco this offseason. They try the great defense and running game too but there is a reason they can’t get to the superbowl…..

  40. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    DWayne Bowe

  41. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I do agree that it’s rare that a WR that is drafted rarely performs well their first year. The only one I remember over the past few years was AJ Green. Even Julio Jones didn’t really start to come into his own until this year after the Falcons traded so many picks to get him. So it will be unreasonable to think we can draft a WR and he will contribute much next year, especially since there isn’t a Julio Jones or AJ Green this draft.

  42. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    But watch us draft Eifert (TE) in the first round to have another ND player.

  43. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I expect Aromashadu to have a breakout game on Sunday.

  44. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Is 2 catches a breakout game?

  45. By Smith22DMVP on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, I really hope you are right, I just have little faith in him. Hopefully he proves me wrong. I just never see anything that really jumps out at me.

  46. By dakotakid59 on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    wow

  47. By dakotakid59 on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    wow i just put one in and it never came up?????????????

  48. By dakotakid59 on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Half the time this thing sucks1111111111111

  49. By dakotakid59 on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    And give Wobby a break he’s like the vise president. He’s just doing what he’s told.

  50. By Mike B. on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I am not sure if Percy is a prima donna type player. If he is Frazier won’t put up with it IMO. That would mean Percy’s time with the Vikings is very short. I am hoping that is not the case.

  51. By abraham garcia on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    thanks for that column. I appreciate it. acknowledging players that are “supposedly non skill players” with alot of skill. I think people fail to realize that felton will be the lead blocker if a.p. gets the record which is likely. he should get recognized too just as well as the offensive line. theyre truly a team. I seen phil loadholt run and go pick up adrian peterson after he got tackled with defenders on him. as for walsh,his stats speak for him. they should call him “50” because hes good at making 50+ yard fields and is an accurate kicker. and hes a rookie. good kicker.

  52. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Vise president? Now that is taking a firm stance on an issue to an extreme.

  53. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    No, our VP says whatever he wants– no comparison to Wobbles. Wobbles is more like the press secretary.

  54. By Spencer on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Haha, dam!

  55. By byronvikingsfan on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    sign braylon or plax?…for real?…they woulda been way outta the loop, the only way we bring in a top wr (which neither of these guys are anymore) is to sign a free agent that has all of a training camp to gel with the offense. look i’m just sayin i hope they seriosly consider bringing in dewayne bowe. the guy is a stud!
    lets just say they did…bowe & simpson on the outside percy in the slot, rudolph & ap….wow that is an impressive group of weapons

  56. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I will be more than surprised (and disappointed) if they bring back Simpson. There is no point. He has contributed nothing this year.

  57. By Spencer on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Everson Griffen has as many TD’s as our WR’s
    :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

  58. By byronvikingsfan on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    i think they bring simpson back, wouldnt break my heart if they didnt, but i just figure they will

  59. By Spencer on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

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    Why is Jamarca Sanford, AJ Jefferson, Jasper Brinkley, and Letroy Guion sad?

  60. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think they bring Simpson back. Spielman will do his magic on the WRs next off season.

  61. By Smith22DMVP on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, that is what I am hoping for. He made many good picks in this last draft, I have faith there will be more of the same. I am very dissapointed we never go to get a real look at Childs. He sounded like he could have been a good outside guy, I never got to see much of his film though. I am hoping for an impact wr early in the draft, but i trust our guys to get the best guy for the team

  62. By realviking on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I would rather see us draft a wr instead of throwing a lot of money at one in free agency, get one of those big guys to compliment Harvin.

    Childs if healthy will be a legit outside receiver and a red zone threat this guy can jump. If the plan is to get younger then it’s best to draft at the position.

  63. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    The nice thing is, after solidifying a lot of our needs with the last draft, there are about 10 guys I will be completely happy with drafting in the first round.

  64. By pondersucks07 on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    you can give ponder all the wrs you want he still cant complete anything over ten yds.ponder has the lowest comp pct over ten yds in the air of any i said any qb who has started mor than 15 games tjack had a better pct.so stop being myopic get rid of ponder.

  65. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    @psucks, that’s why we need an all defensive draft next year. No point adding weapons he can’t get the ball to.

  66. By Derrick.G on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I believe in Simpson, he just needs a #1 WR on the outside so he can do his magic….hes deadly when he has the ball. If he doesn’t drop it of course.

  67. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Deadly? Is that why on that screen to him he didn’t even try a move on the defender and got solo tackled and almost broke his leg? He is not good

  68. By Derrick.G on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    @pondersucks07 We don’t throw over 10 yards in the first place, this has NEVER been a down the field type offense, this team is built to take short yardage, run down the clock, and play strong D. Patriots do nearly the same thing, Brady threw several 10 yard pas ses all day yesterday.

  69. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    NEVER? *See Randy Moss era.

  70. By pondersucks07 on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    the most importent position is qb,so put in webb,draft one should have drafted mallett.if we didnt draft ponder he wouldnt have been drafted at all.fill sorry for peterson never will reach a superbowl with bad coaches and qbs,except the one yr with farve.instead of bounty,how about looking at the officials in the championship game.

  71. By Derrick.G on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Yes Parkway, because ONE play defines an entire skill-set…..

  72. By Smith22DMVP on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    People that have decided Ponder needs to go will not listen to any logical arguements as to why he should get at least the first half of next year with a true outside WR before we kick him to the curb. It is like talking to a wall

  73. By Derrick.G on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    That lasted how many years? We were still a running team.

  74. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve never seen Harvin just lie down and be tackled by one dude, so if Simpson was that “deadly” he wouldn’t have looked so pathetic.

  75. By pondersucks07 on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    its not that we dont its that we cant

  76. By Smith22DMVP on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I think Simpson might be a decent 3rd WR. I havent seen nearly enough consistancy through out his career to deserve the number 1 spot. to many drops at key moments

  77. By pondersucks07 on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    as percy says to coach ponder sucks

  78. By Derrick.G on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Too many idiots over here, they complain about us always going for the ‘quick fix’ then when we go young, they want the ‘quick fix’ because they are too impatient to let the team develop….here’s something for ya. 2008 Aaron Rodgers first season as starter 6-10. I guess he sucks too.

  79. By pondersucks07 on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    that is the issue percy has with coach is ponder,dont you notice the team always have a little swagger when webb plays.

  80. By Smith22DMVP on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Exactly Derrick. To build a good franchise long term you have to suffer through the growing pains. we were a 3 win team last year!! look where we are now. have some faith and give it some time. keep loading up with young talent and if ponder cant pull it together next year, guess what we will have a great team then draft a new qb or try to pull one on FA or a trade. those bandaid QBs hurt the team in the long run get a young qb and give him a chance to fully develope if it doesnt happen move on.

  81. By Derrick.G on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    No, I watched the preseason…….and, dayumn.

  82. By pondersucks07 on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    derrick by the time ponder deveos peterson will be in the hall

  83. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is a “dump” passer,…always will be. The only time they let him throw long is when an interception would be the same as a punt.

  84. By Smith22DMVP on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Harvins issues was in regards to targets and carries.

  85. By Derrick.G on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I’ll leave it at that Smith22. About sums it all up right there.

  86. By Ponder AKA 3 and out on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    this is Ponders 2nd year, i don’t see him coming back for a 3rd year, unless the Vikings want to lose

  87. By Derrick.G on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    If you knew that PSUCKS….you’d be on an NFL staff right now. But you don’t know that, and thats why you are at home sitting on your a** right now.

  88. By Derrick.G on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I see you still being an idiot next year AKA.

  89. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder will end up being one those veteran qb’s teams pick up for insurance in case the main guy goes down….another rosenfelds type qb except smaller.

  90. By Derrick.G on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    @Champ. Because thats the type of offense we run. We are built to run the ball, and dump it off. Run down the clock and get YAC. If you wanna watch big yardage and explosive plays out of the passing game, go be a Detroit fan. Oh wait……thats right, despite all the passing yards, they still can’t win! Go figure?

  91. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    We are only that way because Ponder is incapable. *See Brett Favre years

  92. By realviking on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Derrick G

    We all knew t.Jack sucked but none of us are on a staff. We all knew Troy Williamson couldn’t catch but our coaches chose to ride with him. We know Carlson sucks but he’s still here.

  93. By Derrick.G on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I’m outta here. It amazes me that some people have the intellect to even turn on a computer on here.

  94. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Derrick…we don’t do very good job of running down the clock…..it was 30-7 at half time and with 4 minutes to go we still didn’t know for sure the outcome of the game.

  95. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    By Derrick.G on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply
    I see you still being an idiot next year AKA.
    ____________________________________________________________

    LOL …. I agree.

    Ponder AKA … Will be on here during a Viking Super Bowl complaining about the team. Rooting against and bringing his negative energy into all positive times.

    Percy is that you?

  96. By Derrick.G on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    @Parkway, take away Rice, and you get 2010. Its not just the QB. How about we get our own WR first, not another teams trash, and then make our judgments.

  97. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder AKA poisonous personality … wah wah wah

  98. By Derrick.G on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    @Champ, I blame that on coaching, AP was taken out of the game after his long run……..again…….and Toby stunk it up.

  99. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    we don’t need any cast-off free agent wr’s….we need hungry draft picks.

  100. By Derrick.G on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Ok, seriously, I’m out. Take care of these people Shawn. Lol.

  101. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Toby did stink….we should have kept todman.

  102. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    A rookie WR will not produce. Unless its Moss or Calvin Johnson. This draft has no Mosslike or Megatron types. It will take 2-3 years for a rookie WR to become who he will be.

    This team is a pa’ssing game and little more D away.

    Sign DWayne Bowe and draft defense.

  103. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Bowe might be fed up with kc….he’d be better than jennings from green bay

  104. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    No Derrick Im getting tired of little b1tches to.

    The issue is Ponder AKA is actually a Aaron Rodgers fan … he is confused and should come out of the closet and blog with his true feelings on a P3cker site

  105. By realviking on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    If anyone on here thinks that everything is good as long as we are winning seriously go take a look at other teams.
    The Packers are winning and I bet they would be the first to tell you they need a running game, the Giants won the superbowl and made changes. Yes our team is winning but we have obvious weaknesses if you want to be the best you have too fix that.

    If AP can’t do nothing we lose we can’t be one dimension.

  106. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    If AP gets hurt WE ARE SUNK!

  107. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    the difference is the p3cker fans dont say “we will lose” every week because of a weakness

    yes we have weakness but … WE CAN WIN

  108. By Spencer on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I swear fans would be more thrilled if we lost

  109. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Im tired of after every win hearing how bad our team is and we will lose and its all ponders fault and we will lose … good grief

    enjoy winning … its been 3 years since we have watched the Vikings be competitive

  110. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    i think the next wo games will reveal alot about whether Ponder can lead and produce consistenly or not.

  111. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Truth about WR

  112. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer it really feels like it sometimes … it seems some fans root against the Vikings just to say “See I told you so” after losing ….

  113. By realviking on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I remember earlier in the season our team relied on passing more then running, you take Harvin out of the lineup and AP starts getting 24 touches a game.

    We can’t get a vet receiver and rely on Ponder to deliver the ball it’s best to just draft a young guy like Justin Hunter or Terrance Williams those guys are big weapons who are young.

  114. By Smith22DMVP on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I normally dont like the idea of picking up WR on FA but I would love to see Bowe here. I would rather draft an impact WR but I think you are right that there are not any that are ready to jump into the line up and contribute in the way we need.

  115. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    One reason AP is doing so well also is because the wr’s know the ball won’t be thrown to them so they automatically turn into down field blockers.

  116. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Smith22 … we have been let down recently with FA WRs … Berrian, Jenkins, Simpson ….

    but

    DWayne Bowe has a history of 1000 yard seasons with bad QBs … Matt Cassel, Tyler Thigpen, Palko/Orton …

    I think Ponder can fit into those names. Having a true #1 WR (Bowe 28) would really help.

    28 is not old for a WR … Bowe will be in his prime for the next 5 seasons.

  117. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Bowe 1022 yards with Tyler Thigpen

    Bowe 1162 yards with Matt Cassell

    Bowe 1159 yards with Cassell/Palko/Orton

  118. By realviking on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    If you can fix the weakness now why wait until it’s to late. You shouldn’t always look forward to the offseason to fix a problem.

    Brandon Fusco wasn’t doing getting the job done so they made adjustments coaches didn’t say we’ll wait until the offseason to fix it.
    Sanford is not good against the pass Raymond is not good against the run so they rotate them to there strengths.

  119. By Smith22DMVP on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    That is my thoughts on him. The other WRs we picked up either didnt get resigend due to being bad, cough berrian cough, or to slow to be an effective number 1 jenkins, cant catch with consistancy simpson. bowe i think if he leaves its his choice because of kc being bad. If we could get him here i think he would help make ponder look good, much like how AJ Green makes Dalton look better than he actually is.

  120. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    i wouldn’t want any FA wr over 30 years old over a promising rookie.

  121. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Champ … I agree 30 is too old to add … 30 is fine if he is here but too old to add IMO

  122. By Smith22DMVP on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with Champ, I almost always would take promising youth over the band aid fix like we did at QB for years. That method works for a year or two but never makes you consistant

  123. By realviking on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I would take Bowe but I’m sure he realizes if he do get the big contact he wants it will be his last big contract and he’s going to wasn’t to play for a superbowl contender. I don’t think he would leave one bad quarterback situation to come to another bad one.

  124. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    i think most fans are tired of the band-aide approach at most positions unless its an emergency senario.

  125. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Allen and Hunter have pretty polished route running but the rest of the WR are more of raw talent and probably wouldn’t contribute much. Although if we took Patterson he could probably do kickoffs and punt returns

  126. By Smith22DMVP on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I think you are right that it would be tough to get Bowe here, however our D has improved a lot and should get better. We have arguably the best RB of all time. Our O line should only improve with time together. Harvin will always draw huge attention, as AP will. Teams have to respect Rudolph. He would be in a position to really thrive especially if Ponder develops a bit over the offseason. Plus we are getting a new state of the art stadium which is always a draw

  127. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Smith – good points

  128. By Spencer on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Fun Fact:

    Nmadi didnt get a single pick his first 3yrs in the league, just like Cook

  129. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I like Cook a lot….good size, I don’t like tiny DB’s.

  130. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    i wouldn’t draft a db unless he was at least 6’….but thats just my opinion.

  131. By realviking on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    The kid Terrance Williams runs some nice routes to and he’s big he dominated this season while being double teamed

  132. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I wouldn’t draft any wr less than 6’3″ and 210lbs..

  133. By Spencer on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    You like Cook, Henson? Do you think hes the second best player on the D?

  134. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    what size is williams?

  135. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think anybody on defense is a super star yet….Greenway is good, emerson G. is coming on.

  136. By realviking on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Cook was really becoming a shutdown corner before injury

  137. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Smith is good and getting even better.

  138. By realviking on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Terrance Williams is 6″3 205

  139. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Williams is 6 2

  140. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Williams would be boarder line for me unless he was a burner or had exceptional hands to go up and fight for the ball…..he would need those skills with a qb like Ponder I think.

  141. By realviking on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Champ he plays with a quarterback who’s just like Ponder and he’s the only threat on his offense teams game plan to stop him but can’t.

    I just think with the position we’ll be at comes draft time if Hunter gets selected Williams is the 3rd best option

  142. By VA Vike Fan on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    As long as Ponder doesn’t turn the ball over we have a chance to win w/ the way AP is running. Imagine what we would be capable of w/ a qb that can actually spin it…Right now we’re winning in spite of Ponder’s continued ineffective play

  143. By VA Vike Fan on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Phillip Rivers will probably looking for a job next yr. Imagine what a qb like that could do with AP in the backfield!

  144. By 03 on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Rodgers discussed Smith’s situation Monday during a conversation with NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano.

    “He comes in, he’s 70 percent completion, he’s 100-plus quarterback rating last year, he’s like barely over one percent interception percentage,” Rodgers went on. “He’s a great quarterback, he just needs to go somewhere he gets appreciated for the skills he has and hopefully he gets a chance next year.”

    Guess what? He needs to come to Minnesota!! And we need him in Minnesota!!

  145. By realviking on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    VA Vike

    That’s exactly what I’m saying if we had a quarterback who can lead we would be the best team in the NFL because it would be hard to prepare for us.
    That’s why I said even though we’re winning we our weakness will always be pour downfall as long as we continue to ignore it.
    We need a passing game to compliment our running game teams well eventually find a way to slow down AP. All they have to do is score first force us to go 3 and out and score again.
    We need to find a passing attack

  146. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Chad Greenway, Antoine Winfield, Jared Allen, Harrison Smith. All players who are better than Cook

  147. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think we can wait until the fourth round like this year to start picking up leftover WR’s.

  148. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Percy is NOT a prima donna. He wants to win! Let me say that again, HE WANTS TO WIN. We as fans should want more players like Percy who want to win! Anyone who doesnt want us to keep Percy must not want us to win.

    PAY PERCY

  149. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I forgot Kevin Williams.

  150. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    We need a qb that can lead a winning drive when starting out on our own ten yard line with a buck twenty on the clock…..I just don’t see that in Ponder…as much as I want to. That’s one reason decent wr’s are a necessity.

  151. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    PERCY WANTS TO WIN. WE WANT TO WIN. I WANT PERCY IN PURPLE AND GOLD FOR THE REST OF HIS CAREER.

    PAY PERCY

  152. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Thats another reason why we MUST PAY PERCY

  153. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    If Percy is a cancer, good bye.

    I trust Frazier ….

  154. By realviking on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Champ your right we can’t wait and select a receiver in the later rounds we need one in either the 1st or 2nd round

  155. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    You trust a guy who does not give this team the best chance to win over Percy Harvin, a guy who wants nothing but to win?

    If Frazier is a good coach he should be able to manage egos as long as they share the same goal, and that is WINNING.

    PAY PERCY

  156. By realviking on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    GDP I’m with you buddy Pay Percy

  157. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I dont trust a guy who wont bench a player that is doing absolutely terrible in a game just to try to save his own @ss.

  158. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Right on realviking! a REAL fan

  159. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Realviking….ditto. With a lean year predicted for wr’s (in the draft) we better pick early.

  160. By Smith22DMVP on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Its either hope one worth taking is avail when we pick, move up and grab one if need be, or get bowe. Unless someone falls far we need to try and get a good WR

  161. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    you guys are right….when Frazier doesn’t pull a guy when that guy is failing miserably its difficult to trust his other judgements.

  162. By VA Vike Fan on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    We’ve never heard of Percy Harvin being a cancer in football until now. He’s had some off field issues his whole life but was never bad for a football team. The only reason he is frustrated here is b/c he knows Ponder isn’t the guy. He’s always been a good teammate tho, on every team he’s ever been on.

  163. By realviking on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Pay Percy and draft a receiver early lets add another weapon instead of getting rid of one

  164. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    YOU DONT PLAY TO NOT LOSE FRAZIER

  165. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Bowe and one good draft might do the trick, especially if there is any hope Childs can come back.

  166. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    i meant “one good DRAFT pick

  167. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    @ Smith22DMVP, Champ Henson, and VA Vike Fan. AGREED!

  168. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Percy, Bowe, and a top pick at wr…..there ya go!

  169. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Childs has a BIG history of injuries so we cant depend on him too much.

  170. By Champ Henson on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I have a feeling Childs won’t ever be on the field much if at all.

  171. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    could be worse … we could have Sanchez

  172. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    HAHAHA Shawn I was just about to say that!

  173. By realviking on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I just hope we don’t draft a DE with our 1st pick just because he’s the best player available

  174. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I wouldnt mind that. You can never have too many pass rushers.

  175. By realviking on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Yes but is best to fill your team needs first or you’ll always have those needs

  176. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Yes. I’m for Best Player Available. We already had Chestor Taylor we didnt ‘need’ Adrian. We didnt need Randy Moss we had Carter. I like BPA because if it doesnt fill a need then it gives you depth. We needed a QB and who did we take? Oh boy ill leave it at that before I lose my head.

    Speaking of Carter. INDUCT CRIS CARTER!

  177. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    BPA except Tight End thats what I say.

  178. By realviking on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Those were unexpected picks Moss and AP shouldn’t have fallen to us.
    I think if the player that you have on your draft card is still available you should pick him if not then you get the bpa.
    If we plan on drafting a DE then we better trade Allen and Griffen because if Griffen won’t get the chance to start I would rather us trade him instead of letting him walk for nothing.

  179. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Please not a DE, there are enough good DT, LB, and WR in the first round that a DE BPA is going to be splitting hairs.

  180. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    My first 3 picks would be in any order …

    QB
    WR
    DT
    OG

    DWayne Bowe

  181. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    No LB Shawn? It’s good timing with Henderson and Brinkley being FA this offseason. Or just wait til the 4th?

  182. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway … Brinkley IMO has been playing much better and has made me forget EJ

    I also believe Audie Skol is 1-2 years from seeing the field

    I dont think LB is the weakest link …. our passing game is clearly the weakest and our DL needs a fresh young st’ud

  183. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I agree it’s not the weakest link, just if the BPA was a LB I would take it. But I definitely agree getting a DT and WR are the two biggest priorities.

    I also agree with whoever earlier on here said that they are doubtful Childs ever sees the field. He has had a lot of injuries and it’s just not real likely he contributes anything.

  184. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    yea I think we keep Brinkley let Erin go and let Mitche’ll, Audie, and one of the other youngsters compete

    later round LB would be fine … and DB

    but have to do everything possible to have a consistent 160-220 ypg pa’ss attack.

    With AP and a Defense 160-220 consistently would make us serious contenders.

  185. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    yea i have ZERO expectations from Childs … he tore both knees just jumping. JUMPING

  186. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    If we could land the next Ray Lewis of Derrick Brooks or Urlacher … then yea for sure

  187. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    And wasn’t his college injury a torn ligament in his knee too? So having that jacked up of knees already…. not a great sign.

  188. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    yea it was Parkway … he is a mess

  189. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    PAY PERCY

    INDUCT CARTER

    GOODNIGHT ALL!

  190. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Id like to see a DL like I remember as a younger person

    Chris Doleman, Henry Thomas, Keith Millard, Al Noga

    Jared Allen, PWilliams, KWilliams, Ray Edwards

    John Randle …. Brian Robison … and I think Im forgetting a name but we have always been good with a 4 man DL

    Currently seems we are missing 1 piece of a very good DL

  191. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Let me guess– Spielman will draft a .. . tight end.

  192. By Parkway on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Ha Titus I said earlier watch us draft Eifert (TE) from ND in the first round.

  193. By Umaga on Dec 18, 2012 | Reply

    A few things.
    1) It could be worse, we could have Sanchez as our QB…..
    2) We have WR’s that are above 6’2 but just need time to improve. (Summers, Childs)
    3) I predict the draft will be along the lines of: 1st-DT 2nd-WR 3rd-OL and so on..

  194. By Frederick Jones on Dec 18, 2012 | Reply

    Pay Percy Harvin*

  195. By Shawn on Dec 18, 2012 | Reply

    Pay Loadholt

  196. By DRS. on Dec 18, 2012 | Reply

    PERCY NEVER PLAYS A FULL YEAR, SO WHY PAY HIM? MAYBE WE SHOULD PAY HIM FOR THE GAMES HE DOES PLAY, AND KEEP THE REST OF IT.

    LATER

  197. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 18, 2012 | Reply

    Pay Ponder.

  198. By OTKalil2012 on Dec 18, 2012 | Reply

    Percy’s petulant past….

    Urban Meyer had problems working with Harvin in college…

    Childress had problems working with Harvin…

    Frazier has problems working with Harvin…

    Why should the Vikings PAY Percy ???…These problems will only get worse after he gets paid…Not better…

    If I am Spielman…Petulant Percy is gone…And pick up a first round draft pick for him…If not more ???…

    The Vikings had the best doctors in the world help Percy get rid of his migraines….

    And all he has for for the Vikings in return ???…Is give those migraines back to his head coach…And the Vikings front office… :-(

    I think the Vikings trade Percy Harvin…

  199. By OTKalil2012 on Dec 18, 2012 | Reply

    for for = done for

  200. By BlueBird7 on Dec 18, 2012 | Reply

    First it was trashing Joe Webb, and now it is trashing Harvin.

    Hope you trashers are happy when and if they leave. Dock Ponders’ pay!

  201. By northwoodsv2 on Dec 18, 2012 | Reply

    By Shawn on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    yea i have ZERO expectations from Childs … he tore both knees just jumping. JUMPING
    __________________________________________________________
    Is that 100% Shawn? I thought it was the impact upon landing – both kneecaps hit the ground laying out to catch a throw?

  202. By northwoodsv2 on Dec 18, 2012 | Reply

    Just watched the video of the injury. He turned back to the QB and jumped to try and catch the throw, and rotated around as he came to the ground – both knees struck the ground as he rolled.

    Couldn’t tell when exactly it happened, though.

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