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Can’t Get Away From Greenway

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 1, 2013 – 3:33 pm

Entering the 2012 season, Chad Greenway had led the Vikings in tackles for four consecutive seasons. Now you can make it five consecutive seasons.

Greenway finished the season with a career-best 184 tackles, 61 more than the next defender – rookie S Harrison Smith with 123. Only Scott Studwell has led the team in tackles for more consecutive seasons (6).

“He’s a very good tackler, those numbers speak to that,” Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier said. “But his effort, as much as anything, has a lot to do with the number of tackles he gets. And then along with his instincts. He’s a very instinctive football player. He’s around the ball a lot, and he’s always hustling. He’s one of those guys going a hundred miles per hour, and he has a nose for the football. There are certain guys that just have a knack for being around the ball and making plays, and he’s one of those guys.”

The numbers support Frazier’s claim. Greenway had 10+ tackles in a game 10 times this season, including four consecutive games with double-digit tackles to start the season and a season-high 18 stops at Green Bay in Week 13. Greenway led the team in tackles in 8 of the team’s 16 regular season games, and he also tallied 8.0 tackles for loss, 8 passes defensed, 3.0 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 forced fumble and 1 INT.

Greenway earned his first career Pro Bowl berth last season following a then career-best 174-tackle season. Although he topped that number this season and added a few splashy plays, Greenway was a snubbed from this year’s Pro Bowl.

But that’s okay. Greenway’s focus for now, as he and his teammates prepare for a playoff game at Lambeau Field on Saturday, is on a different “bowl” game 4.5 weeks.


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145 Responses to “Can’t Get Away From Greenway”

  1. By norsejeremyw on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Greenway was a superior pick up! Hats off to the org. for that~

  2. By norsejeremyw on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I admit, I had my doubts when he was hurt right away his first year~

  3. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Sounds like A Reid is going to the Cards…

    Well there you go…Reid loves crazy multi talented young WR’s…

    Trade Fitz to the Vikings for Harvin…Reid brings in Vick to compete with Kolb…

    And thing go from dull to crazy in Arizona…(all hypothetical of course).. :-)

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8800439/andy-reid-favorite-become-arizona-cardinals-coach-sources

  4. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I am very surprised Chicago fired Lovie Smith. But that’s ok with me. He’s a very good coach. In my minds eye they won many many games just due to his coaching.

  5. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    What about the Jags ???…

    Tebow wants out of the Jets…
    Percy wants out of the Vikings…

    Jags sign Tebow…
    Jags give the Vikings their number 2 pick in the first round in this springs draft for Harvin…

    Tebow and Harvin are back together in Florida…Selling season tickets to Florida fans…To see Tebow and Harvin back together again…

    A COMING HOME STORY !!!…

    For both players !!!…

    You heard it here first !!!…. ;-)

  6. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    The Vikings could easily trade Harvin for the Jags second and fourth round picks also…

    That would give the Vikings the first overall pick at the top of the second round…

    First and second picks switch places in the second round on day 2 of the draft…

  7. By BlueBird7 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    vikes – or die

    Mike Ditka also was very unhappy that L. Smith got fired!

    He said if Minnesota had lost, Smith wouldn’t have been fired!

    Mike Ditka also said the Vikings played a very good game. :)

  8. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t know OTKALIL,
    I am thinking some how we make amends and keep Harvin. A player like that doesn’t come around very often. Harvin may get a little bent out of shape at times, but I really don’t see him as a bad egg. But, It is yet to be seen I guess. He is such a great player, I hope his attitude isen’t going south on him. But if his attitude is bad, I say trade him, FOR SURE.

  9. By try outs on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    –) +( “) *)

  10. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Ya BlueBird7,
    Bad for Ditka, But good for the Vikings. L. Smith was a pain in the butt. Great Coach.

  11. By Wheres George? on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    +() >>>) …( …)

  12. By RichardA1 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Vikes should grab up Lovie Smith as a coach, he’s good! Greenway is really good.

  13. By RichardA1 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Vikes should grab up Lovie Smith, he has some coaching skills, would also help us beat the bears.

  14. By RichardA1 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Greenway is a great player.

  15. By RichardA1 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    did i say greenway was great and smith is a good coach? said it would’nt post and it did!!

  16. By Immure on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Lovie would want a HC job and he has some offers out there for one (cards and bills).

  17. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Wobbles that is an irresponsible line at the end– Greenway and the team are not focused on the Superbowl– they should be focused on one game at a time. I

  18. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    No thanks, I like Leslie Frazier.

  19. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Look at this– Ponder better than Peyton Manning!

    http://www.nfl.com/performance/2012/REG/17?module=HP11_content_stream

  20. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Andy Reid– go to Buffalo and make the Bills a contender!

  21. By Fred Swenson on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    First of all, I had not heard that Greenway was not voted in for the Pro Bowl. How stupid is that? Second, why are we talking about Lovie Smith for Vikings coach (are we?) when Les Frazier just took the team from 3-13 to 10-4 in only his second full season, and the first with a full pre-season to refine his own system? Lastly, if Harvin can’t be rehabilitated, and I’m not talking physically, he needs to go and the team needs to push a hard bargain to get the most they can for him. This could be a tough balancing act, because if other teams get word that it’s about attitude, he’s going to be worth a lot less. Frankly, I’m having a hard time getting a grasp on how it has gotten to this point. I never saw Percy as one to pull a Prima-Donna act, and the rumors of him being unhappy with his role don’t make any sense; he was number 1 punt and kick returner, played slot as good as anybody in the league and got more touches out of the backfield than any other non-running back that I’m aware of. Hester in Chicago was griping about the same thing, but he was getting nowhere near the number of touches per game that Percy was. What does he want to do, line up on the other side of the ball and play corner? (Might not be a bad idea with Winfield out again). I really hope the Vikings and Percy can make things work; I felt that if we had had him this whole year that the NFC title game and possibly more might have been within reach.

  22. By Vikings1 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    @Fred Swenson

    Even without Harvin, the way this team has played anything is possible. Remember the Giants were 10-6 last year and won the SB brecause they got hot at the right time. The Vikings continue to impress with their last 4 game winning streak, I am not counting them out at all, who knows, this might be their year, GO VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!

  23. By vikingbob136 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Hopefully Vikes can bring someone in who can take the load off of Greenway.
    Henderson and Brinkley aren’t doing it for me.

  24. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    We’ll definitely pick up a LB early in the draft

  25. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think we trade Harvin. The more I dwell on it, I am nearly certain it won’t happen. Spielman brought him in– and he likes his genius picks. Harvin really is a huge difference maker on the field– imagine if suddenly we heard he was playing in Saturday’s game– it would be monumental for our favor. No, I think the Vikes keep Harvin, provided they can work through some of his disciplinary problems– don’t get worked up at the coach– that ain’t cool.

  26. By scviking on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    TITUS I FUGURED U WOULD KNOW THAT PRIMA DONNA WONT BE AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY. Sorry for all caps it was accident. dude hes on IR. he isnt coming to help us. we used our get outta ir card already

  27. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Bring in a great WR like Fitzgerald– keep Harvin and AP — add Rudolph– that is an awesome offense.

  28. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I do know Percy is done for the season– he is not even in Minnesota. I wrote a hypothetical to accent Percy’s value.

  29. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    That is why I used the word, “imagine.”

  30. By scviking on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    im might be spouting off a lil early but what is percy really worth? the trouble an always accident injure prone hollerin at my coach u name it stuff? Nah. granted seattle did get the better of him but they are contenders. i loved his work wearing the horns. but if he wants $ and spotlight. bye bye for a draft pick pardna!! how often do i hear him give respect to the up above? probly cant say the l o r d on viks.com AP DOES! i didnt see earings on sidline in W against the cheesies

  31. By scviking on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    my bad titus. i see percy more valuable as a bargain chip. not teamate. i will admit ill miss his talent

  32. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I agree– I was saying Harvin is gone for sure– but suddenly I thought maybe not. I don’t know– I am more speculating on if we actually trade him– not on whether we should or not. I like predicting things– what can I say.

  33. By pinkerton on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    i gotcha. his future is in his hands for sure. sorta. i hope he gets a joe kapp mentality and starts becoming a leader as well as a teamate! i want him around but not if he doesnt care about his fellow noreman

  34. By pinkerton on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    norseman*

  35. By RichardA1 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I did’nt mean lovie to coach, i ment as a coach under frazier. He will end up in a position like that anyway, probably.

  36. By Tomcat on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Scott Studwell was a #9 draft pick.

  37. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Norv Turner might be a good OC for us– I still wonder about Musgrave’s cooking index card for play calling.

  38. By Spencer on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Im sorry, but im just not for trading the 2nd best player on the team in his prime.

  39. By Dr. Remulak on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think Percy is a diva, or has that type of personality. You never see him celebrating excessively or talking major s.hit like you do with guys like Ochocinco or T.O.

    I just think he’s young and impatient, and hopefully he outgrows it. He definitely needs to learn his place and needs to make an apology to Coach Frazier and the rest of the team.

    But that being said, I just went back and re-watched our game against the Jacksonville today. We would not have won that game without Percy. In fact most of the early games we won this year would have been impossible without him, imo.

    When he’s on the the field the guy gives 110% on every play. And there’s not a Vikes fan who can deny that.

  40. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    That’s what I am thinking Spencer,
    No way I trade him. Work it. It’s workable. The fact that he is not a wideout and got injured works to the owners favor. If we are going to sign him, it will be done before the next season begins.

  41. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    As much as I have blamed Musgrave I’ll say that it doesnt matter what the play call is, the players still have to go out and execute.

  42. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah if Percy were to finish the season at the pace he was at we would have to had given him a HUGE contract. We can sign him to a contract extension before next season for a discount now.

  43. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    @Titus was that you talking about how Buck and Aikman call games? If so I’ll say that I was surprised they actually did a good job calling that game.

  44. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I like Aikman, but he kills me at times. Does he actually study games before he comes to work a game? Or does he just talk out his butt as the game goes along?

  45. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    odds 30-1 that we win ,thats great, we like them odds

  46. By norsejeremyw on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I had thought that, also, GrandDaddyPurp~ I felt they were just and quite fair~

  47. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    SUPERBOWL IS THREE GAMES AWAY!! But first we have to take care of Greenbay. It’s ours for the taking. The Noresman will rise to the occasion and victory will be our cause for kicking their @sses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Would be nice to see Rhodes opposite of Cook next year

  49. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    You have to admit I have Aikman’s lines down pat– he has a script. And I know Vikings fans don’t want to hear this, but…
    The Vikings came to play today Joe and they are playing LIGHTS OUT!

  50. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    this wiil be the hard game,next 2 were better

  51. By derek on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I really like Wright as a WR. He’s like Harvin. Both of them on the field together next season will b dangerous.

  52. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Ya know whats funny as we continue to talk about our team. We say things like, we need this player and we need that. But all the while we continue to grow each and every week and get better. Our team is young with A TON of talent. But it takes time.
    And I must say, the chemistry of our team is very, very, very impressive.

  53. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Right on vikes or die– and how many times have we soared into the playoffs on four wins? Usually we hold our breath and hope we start like 6-0 and make the playoffs– this year is more like reality. The team has resiliency and spirit– I said that from game one when we came back at the last second to go into OT. Yes, we just won four games– including against the Texans, Packers, and Bears. And two road wins– this is how you go into the playoffs. Even in 2009 when we were number two seed, we played so so the last four games- I think we lost two or three of them.

  54. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Haha Titus reading all those quotes I was hearing Aikmans voice in my head saying that. You were spot on with those.

  55. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I want to welcome everyone into our broadcast booth, that’s Troy Aikman and I am Joe Buck and we will be joined later by Pam Oliver on the field.

  56. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Patterson, Bowe, Wright, Simpson, Jenkins next year.

  57. By Spencer on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    LOL Titus, brilliant!

  58. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    harvin will stay and shape up or be trades to a team that has no chance

  59. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Titus, I believe Rodgers is going to step on Lamebo field and have the worst game of his carrier. Thanks to our world class “D” BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I think you are right– I admit I was concerned about the last game– I joked we would cream them, but deep down I was worried that Rodgers would light up like he did against the Texans. I still am concerned, but I think we have an honest shot this Saturday– provided the team stays focused, is loose, and avoids penalties. Everything right now is gravy– heck it we get to Atlanta, everyone will say Frazier and Spielman are geniuses and Ponder a k a 3 and out will be in self-imposed exile.

  61. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    “Give credit to Frazier and his staff, the Vikings have played lights out today.” Thats my favorite.

  62. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    i hope so,vikes-or-die, hope allen-griffin eat him up

  63. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Lamebo– funny, I didn’t catch that.

  64. By pinkerton on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    i dont want ppl gettin the impression i dont like percy. i wanted my wife to wear 12 while i wore 28! but theres something goin on w him an our personnel that isnt quite coehesive. WHERE is he on sidelines during rams? texans? PACKERS! all that aside our team has put donovans sweaty foot in his mouth the past month. what a sweet win to watch in south carolina as americas game of the week! which it was

  65. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I have a game we can play. Guess which one of these bloggers is Ponder aka 3 and out. He had to have changed his name after the game.

  66. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    lets play

  67. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    pinkerton this is just my opinion but I really think Frazier is hoping this time away from football Percy has had will mature him up. That and seeing the success we’ve had without him.

  68. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    This game will be a lot about coaching and scheme on defense, we don’t have the personnel to match up against Rodgers in our secondary so they will need to be creative. Winfield needs to be effective for us to have a chance. Not to mention Ponder will need to play another mistake free game.

  69. By pinkerton on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    whats ur first guess fellas? id laugh if you thinks its myself

  70. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    pinkerton,
    It’s easy to do with a player like Harvin. But Harvin is Harvin and will always be Harvin. AD is ALL DAY!! Not harvin and that’s where you can get confused. And personally that is why I always get up set when I saw Harvin in the back field. It’s was rediculous. All it did was limit the offence instead of expand it.

  71. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    that all depends on the weather,if its wind and snow we have a good run game,lets hope for bad weather

  72. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Agree we need to limit our mistakes. Loadholt needs to watch those penalties. We must win the turnover battle.

  73. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    It’s not supposed to snow

  74. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Pinkerton, funny you say that. But as I recall you were here a few years back when firechildress was active. Ponder AKA is, let me guess…

    Just look for the latest complaint trend.

  75. By pinkerton on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    man daddypurp that is def something im hoping for. the kid has too much talent to let it not be utilized on the side of purple an gold. anyways im not goin to dwell on 12. hes great but our team is amazing. we are becoming a unit whether the nfl sees it or not. man this has been a great season

  76. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I’m just waiting for some one to copy and paste a complete article without citing the source. Then I will know.

  77. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder aka 3 and out its ok i heard everone cut down ponder, i even sais we should start web at one time,and he still might have to play this next game

  78. By Immure on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    We’ll need our ST to step up on Saturday as well especially if the Packers have Cobb back. Last week they gave up some big plays so that needs to be corrected.

  79. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    A few various sources seem to think we wouldn’t get more than a 2nd for Harvin. That doesn’t make any sense considering Carson Palmer, a player nowhere near the talent level of Harvin, was just trade for a 1st round pick.

    But if that was truly the case, there would be absolutely no reason to trade Harvin regardless of what he wanted.

  80. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I’ve criticized Ponder. I’ll still brag that I can throw a football longer and faster than him.

  81. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    i think at best we could get a high 2nd and mybe a 4th

  82. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think Greenbay knows what to do with Ponder. Who will have a bigger game? Ponder or AD?

  83. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    The first few games when Brian Billick and ?? commentated– those two said Harvin was the best overall player in the league –offensively. Who can argue with Billick?

  84. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Billick can handle the truth.

  85. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Exactly, so I don’t see how a proven dynamic player as good as Harvin wouldn’t get us at least 2 first rounders and he’s only 24 I think.

  86. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway thats the Raiders. The Patriots took advantage of their stupidity several times. Traded Moss for a 4th rounder i believe and then traded a 1st rounder for an aging Richard Seymour.

  87. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry Titus, Billack can’t handle the truth!

  88. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Palmer was a proven player ,not saying harvin not but hes never played a whole season,and this year he might have made it if are recivers steped up and taken some load off him

  89. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Teams will not want to give us two 1st rounders. Maybe the Raiders. I dont see anyone else doing it. The Patriots would probably give us a 2nd round pick at the most. Whatever we do, do NOT do business with the patriots.

  90. By Spencer on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Remember when Fred use to go on his “Hire a GM” rampages?

  91. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Ya Grandad, thats right,
    One of the dumbest things we ever did was get rid of Moss. Let’s not make the same mistake. If a player becomes out of control and you get rid of him, it better be because you did all you could do to figure out why he is kicking against you. Try and correct it. If not, you do the player and yourself a disservice.

  92. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    John Percy played in every game last season. It was the only full season he played in his career.

  93. By Immure on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer- Yea and his “Draft Oline” rants as well.

  94. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Palmer was overrated– always has been– remember Bengals are one of my teams, mostly by default because I attended college near there — why do all three of my teams have no Superbowls???

  95. By Immure on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Well the team did both and so far they’ve paid off.

  96. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Moss probably was out of control. Just saying.

  97. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    thanks for the correction GrandDaddy

  98. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Why was my second favorite team’s only superbowl win against us?

  99. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    if his “young” career I should add

  100. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Palmer’s meltdown came when he had both, Chad Johnson and Owens. Go figure. Talent is not everything. Ha! Palmer can find his way, but that will be up to Palmer.

  101. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    of*

  102. By Spencer on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    So Reids the new coach in AZ? I wonder who was the token minority for the coaching interview because of the Rooney Rule..

  103. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Titus the bills are my 3rd favorite. I hope they get Lovie Smith.

  104. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    The falcons gave up 5 picks including 2 first rounders for an unproven WR in Julio Jones and he’ll never be as good as Harvin.

  105. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    The Bengals’ future is looking great Titus. I wanted us to draft Devon Still and Burfict but they drafted those two. Now 2 of our 3 biggest needs are at DT and LB.

  106. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I hope so too– Bills deserve to be a winner again- they have been in a drought since my one granny passed– she loved Jim Kelly. Another great player who never won a Superbowl. That better not happen to AP.

  107. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Winfield must be one of your all time favorite players huh.

  108. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I hope Winfield wins a SB

  109. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    as a Viking of course

  110. By BMF on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    There are always teams desperate for a WR. I think you could get a 1st and a 3rd for Harvin (unless the 1st is a top 5 pick). That’s what we gave for Allen. Harvin may get some dings during the year, but he usually plays. Plus, if you look at past drafts, even 1st rounders are hit or miss.

  111. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    As Crazy as this might sound, DT and LB have lost their value a bit. It’s now a passing league so what once is is not what is use to be. You need talent every where but now the more versitile player has more value.

  112. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Vikes-or-die we need a LB that can cover those tight ends that are usually a problem for us. I was reading an article the other day that brought up a great point. Every great defense throughout the history of the NFL has had a great LB corps.

  113. By Dr. Remulak on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway

    How about Jacksonville last year taking a punter in the 3rd round. They seem like suckers to me.

    Someone earlier mentioned the Tebow-Harvin-Florida connection and they have one of the worst ticket sales in the NFL.

    If the new owner falls in love with the idea we might get a Hershel Walker type of deal out of it.

  114. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    20 degrees with a chance of snow Saturday at GB.

  115. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I can’t wait until he new stateium is built. i will go up to Minnesota and tailgait at every home game. I hope to meet some of you guys there!!!!

  116. By Spencer on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Build a dome, its too cold in Minnesota.

  117. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Granddad,
    I can’t argue with that. Many come to mind.

  118. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    to stop the pistiol offence you need a great nose tackle that can move 3-4 yards back into the qb or back and mess it like haynewworth use to do

  119. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Granddad,
    I hope our first pick is a WR. The second pick a LB. Or vice-a-versa!!!!!!!!!!!! BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  120. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I think you guys will like this

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1463630-minnesota-vikings-mock-draft-full-7-round-projections-at-regular-seasons-end

  121. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Speed Kills these days. The NFL is the best of the best, BUT you have to roll with the changes. But you can’t loose your mind, you have to go with what is prevelant and what plays to your strength.

  122. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Well its about that time for me. Goodnight everyone.

  123. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    But make no mistake, It always starts up front on both sides of the ball. Patients is key. Get that solidified and the world is your play ground.

  124. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    good post GrandDady i like it but the reciver, we need to draft all defence,pick up rfree agent reciver

  125. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer, I meant to comment on this earlier. The Rodney Rule. Is that actually still in effect. That to me is a slap in the face of every American person. Is this not the melting pot of the world that our for fathers fought for. Or is it politics to that the american people can’t fight for?

  126. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    All I basically is saying is, white, black, purple, red, or whatever, we better wake up and smell the coffee and don’t allow money to dictate the truth. What is the truth? It is written on you heart.

  127. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry, It is written on your heart.

  128. By Ariascasillas on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Is there any way to trade up for Mante Teo? Greenway, Teo, Henderson…very good crew

  129. By vikes- or - die on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    No. Not unless we give up the farm. And right now we are reaping the rewards of a strong foundation built on priceless stone.

  130. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Rodgers throws tantrums like a baby.

  131. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I’d like getting Rogers in the draft

  132. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I would rather fall off a cliff than see Rodgers in purple.

  133. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Rogers not Rodgers as in Da’rick

  134. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 2, 2013 | Reply

    Oh, okay, well with all the typos on here, can you blame me?

  135. By Parkway on Jan 2, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2012/8/7/3225128/where-we-attempt-to-explain-greg-childs-injury

  136. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 2, 2013 | Reply

    Will Winfield be back?

  137. By Tomcat on Jan 2, 2013 | Reply

    Rodgers took Cutlers whiner championship. Any incompletion he wants interference, any time he`s hit he wants roughing.

  138. By Kathy P on Jan 2, 2013 | Reply

    Yes, Weather Forecast For GB: 20 Degrees and possibly snow!! These guys need to throw/carry around a “frozen” football because if it’s correct; that’s exactly what they are going to be doing at GB! I also see that Woodson/Cobb are cleared to go back in for GB. We certainly are going to have our hands full for sure come Saturday night. Defense is going to have to step it up alot, tackles have to be made, NO 15yd.PENALTIES ALLOWED!!! Got to bring our A-GAME all the the way to GB. IF Percy isnt on the sidelines, in such a HUGE game as this to provide support to his team; one has to wonder exactly what IS going on behind the scenes? GOOOOOO VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  139. By 61Vikings on Jan 2, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway
    That doesn’t sound good for Greg Childs!!! I hope things work out for him!!!
    The Falcons had to give up alot because they had to move up so far in the draft to get Julio Jones!! By the way, he is a pro bowler on the #1 seeded Falcons!!!!

  140. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 2, 2013 | Reply

    To pay Harvin for being a bad example ???…

    Would be insane…

    Paying Harvin for being petulant, would undermine all authority “Frazier & Spielman” have built up in this young team !!!…

    A team ~ that is playing BETTER since Harvin has placed on season ending IR…

  141. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 2, 2013 | Reply

    *has been placed

  142. By Iowavikesfan on Jan 2, 2013 | Reply

    It must be hard for Harvin to watch his team play better without him. Maybe he will come back with a better attitude. Why is it that most super star wide outs get the big head? Running backs stay humble because they have to run into linebackers. Quarterbacks are reminded of their mortality when they get hit by 300 hundred pound lineman. But the wide outs stay on the outside and run their mouths against the D backs. The Vikings have shown what team football is all about. You can win games in this league without kissing the rear end of some super star wide out who thinks he is bigger than the sum of all the parts. I love it.

  143. By Fred Swenson on Jan 2, 2013 | Reply

    @Tomcat re. Whining Rogers: Wasn’t that hilarious? When McCarthy threw the challenge flag on the play that was ruled a fumble into the end zone (the one where he didn’t have to because the play would have been reviewed anyway) the camera cut to a quick shot of Rogers with his helmet off screaming at an official and looking like he was ready to come apart at the seams because he thought it should have been a touchdown. There are a few teams in the league that seem to think that there are multiple sets of rule books; those that pertain to them and those that pertain to everybody else. We all know who they are so there’s no point naming names here.

  144. By Fred Swenson on Jan 2, 2013 | Reply

    @Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus

    Will Winfield be back? I sure hope so; it might be the key to the game, as I said in one of my other posts. He’s one tough hombre, and I know if he’s cleared to play, pain or not, he’ll be out here. Somebody needs to put Jennings on his butt before he can get up to speed and he’s just the man for the job. He reminds me of a faster version of Dale Hackbart, a Vikings DB from the late ’60s and early ’70’s. Once he hit an opponent so hard with his forearm that it raised a huge bruise and knocked the guy silly. (the rules were a little looser back then). With the zones they played back then, you didn’t go into his area without your eyes and ears open.

  145. By liito on Jan 2, 2013 | Reply

    We need Chad and the Defense “A” game to bottle up Rogers. Peterson will run loose. Ponder and the wide receivers corp will continue to improve as well. I will then continue to wear my Vikings jacket through February 2013. Vikes will continue to amaze!

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