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4 Questions And Predictions For 4 Divisional Round Playoff Games

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 12, 2013 – 7:16 am

The Vikings are out of the playoffs. But the playoffs will indeed continue. While our favorite team is no longer participating, the drama is too good to turn away from. Let’s take a quick look at each matchup, pose one question for each matchup and offer one prediction in each matchup.

Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos – Saturday 3:30 p.m. CT on CBS
After going 9-2 through their first 11 games, the Baltimore Ravens hit a late-season skid and lost 4 of their last 5, including a 34-17 decision at home to this very Denver Broncos team. But Baltimore got back on the winning track last week by dominating the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card round, winning 24-9 during an emotional return by leader Ray Lewis.

The Broncos were the opposite of Baltimore this season – they were slow starters who finished on fire. Denver lost 2 of its first 3 games, but now they haven’t lost since Week 5. That’s not a typo. The Broncos haven’t lost since Week 5.

The question: Can Baltimore’s aging defense slow down Peyton Manning and Co.?

The prediction: Denver 31, Baltimore 23

Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers – Saturday 7:00 p.m. CT on FOX
In another playoff rematch of a regular season game, Green Bay travels to San Francisco to try and avenge an Opening Day loss to the 49ers at Lambeau Field. The 49ers ran the ball almost at will against Green Bay back in Week 1, and QB Alex Smith was efficient in passing for 2 TDs and now turning it over. Now, however, Smith is no longer the starter because 2nd-year player Colin Kaepernick has been chosen to replace him.

While San Francisco played better on that day, there aren’t many teams playing better than Green Bay right now. They’ve lost just twice since Week 5, and their last win was over the Vikings on Wild Card weekend at Lambeau Field.

The question: How will Kaepernick fare in his first career playoff start?

The prediction: Green Bay 24, San Francisco 20

Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons – Sunday 12:00 p.m. CT on FOX
There’s a lot of pressure on Atlanta to finally win a playoff game. Although they’re playing at home after having a week off to rest, it’s still going to be a tall task this year because they’re set to play one of the hottest teams in NFL right now in the Seattle Seahawks. This Seahawks team is fearless – trailing 14-0 last week at FedEx Field, the Seahawks battered and bruised Washington and eventually overcame the deficit to win 24-14. RB Marshawn Lynch was a beast, rushing for 132 yards with 1 TD on 20 carries.

The question: Can Seattle’s talented and tough secondary slow down Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Roddy White?

The prediction: Atlanta 27, Seattle 17

Houston Texans at New England Patriots – Sunday 3:30 p.m. CT on CBS
All season it looked as if Houston would earn the AFC’s top seed and have the upper hand in the AFC side of the tournament. But a thrashing at the hands of the Patriots began to change all of that. When all was said and done, it was New England who came away with a 1st-round bye, not Houston, and that has set the stage for a rematch between the two clubs in the Divisional round of the playoffs. Behind 4 TD passes from Tom Brady, the Patriots dismantled Houston by a score of 42-14 just over a month ago. Houston has a good defense and they are coached well by coordinator Wade Phillips, so don’t expect such a lopsided outcome this time around.

The question: Can Houston put pressure on Tom Brady?

The prediction: New England 20, Houston 19


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633 Responses to “4 Questions And Predictions For 4 Divisional Round Playoff Games”

  1. By Bigfan1 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    It could be Mike, it wouldn’t surprise me if Seattle upsets Atlanta and it’s a rematch in the NFC championship in Seattle.

  2. By North Star on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Let the Vikings get Alex Smith from the 49ers.

  3. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    We already have a cheaper alex smith

  4. By North Star on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    pray tell, who could that be?

  5. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Alex Smith being someone who can’t win the big game, and can only manage the game at best.

  6. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    we could draft a qb and alex smith and ponder could battle for 2nd string qb

  7. By TC612 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I would rather just stick with Ponder than get Alex Smith.
    He could turn out to be better than Smith…I don’t know..
    Bring in a competent back up and keep MBT around.

  8. By Nicholas on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I think most of the projections of our first two rounds are pretty spot on.

    If we get a monster DT and a true deep threat WR…we will be THAT much better.

    CB, MLB and OG are all very important, too.

  9. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    All nice but here is the accurate prediction:

    San Fran will beat Green Bay– 34, 21
    Broncos over Ravens by 14
    Seahawks manhandle Atlanta– 21-14
    New England over the Texans, 34, 14

  10. By TC612 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    MBT might be a guy that hangs around in the shadows for a few years and when he gets a chance to prove himself, impresses everybody and wins the job.
    If the Vikings see something in MBT he may be a kind of a long term, plan B.

  11. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    MBT is the real plan, Ponder is just a 3 year waste

  12. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder is going to waste AP’s prime playing years, any other qb could take the vikings to the superbowl with aP in the backfield

  13. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Be thankful.

  14. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Titus your hero is about to admit to doping

  15. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    it would be nice to have a real qb before the new stadium is built

  16. By derkaderka on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    vikings rule-aka-ponder 3 and out. I BETCHA

  17. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    my hero has never needed to dope.

  18. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    i bet miami’s backup qb, moore could beat out ponder

  19. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Chuck Norris doesn’t either

  20. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I cannot wait to watch Green Bay get their whooping tonight.

  21. By North Star on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    uh oh here come the Chuck Norris jokes!

  22. By vikingfanforlife on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Kawann Short first round. Than a quality wide out like Keenan Allen second round. Opinions anyone?

  23. By Spencer on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I still cant get over how horrific Joe Webb played against the Packers. What a complete embarrassment.

  24. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I’m a fan of Short, no way that Allen gets out of the first round though. Hopkins/Rogers/Williams in the 2nd.

  25. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I can’t believe how bad Ponder played all year :(.

    We would have had a better seed if he had and would still be in the playoffs right now.

  26. By vikingfanforlife on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    We could trade up to get Allen. If not Parkway, any of those three would work. From watching Short on film, he could pressure Rodgers. He gets in the backfield like Watt stopping the run.

  27. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I was not surprised at Webb’s poor play, but it was not Webb who lost that game. It was clearly on the coaches. They should have played the game of chess and determined what McCarthy’s strategy would be and then appropriately design a counter strategy. Any half witted person would know Green Bay would do everything to stifle AP. So you would have to plan accordingly. That loss was clearly on poor strategy by the coaching.

  28. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I actually think with our position it might make more sense to trade down for an extra pick or two. Take Minter or one of those receivers and trade up for another 2nd round to end up with 3 second rounds or 2 second rounds 2 3rd rounds.

    But there are any number of scenarios that could play themselves out. Spielman has shown that he is not afraid of trading picks.

  29. By Spencer on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    True that Ponder was terrible in games this year, but what I saw on National Television on Saturday Night was a joke.

  30. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer, it was an embarrassment to the purple.

  31. By Spencer on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Dam straight it was an embarrassment, Titus! I cant believe I ever defended that “quarterback.”

  32. By vikingfanforlife on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I personally would like to see in this draft picks for quality instead of quantity. We need a mean and nasty nose tackle, I hope we get one. Off for dinner, it’s my birthday today. My ideal present would be a beat down of the Packers. Guten Tag.

  33. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Well, now you see why when I called to replace Ponder in our mid season slump I kept saying MBT? I bet MBT would have given us a better chance– he may have had a few interceptions and been rusty, but I bet he also would have kept the Green Bay D more honest– and AP may have gotten a few big runs.

  34. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Yes that is why we take those picks to move up into the 2nd. having 4-5 guys in the first 3 rounds would be excellent

  35. By die hard 67 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder had a good year you idiots !! What a bunch of negative losers..

  36. By Spencer on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder played good in stretches, hard to say he had a good year when 3 times he passed for less than 100yds.

  37. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    And 3 or 4 times he was only over 100 due to garbage time

  38. By You Bet on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    SSSSSPPPPPIIIIIEEEEELLLLLMMMMMAAAAANNNNN!!!!!! WE WANT THE “HONEY BADGER”!!!!!!!!!

    Also like that one dude says, ” PAY PERCY”

    We will not find another player like him. He plays like AP and that is rare to find. He is without a doubt, or even much thought, our best receiver since Moss. Dont get me wrong I love Moss (and think we should still bring him in to finish his OLD career, would be a step up from any other WR on roster) but Harvin has a chance to be much greater, just based on his versatility alone. It scares me that they are trying to have Wright replace him. (Which he just cant). I know you speak to them Wobschall so spread the news from some of the gems us regular folk talk about.

  39. By die hard 67 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    When the chips were down in big games Ponder balled out !! Ponder will be a great qb , no doubt in my mind it’s coming!!

  40. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Really when was that? He never brought us back from more than a 7 point deficit.

  41. By die hard 67 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    @ Parkway. YOU ARE A TYPICAL VIKING FAN .No knowledge and nothing but whining and negativity 24/7……..

  42. By Spencer on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    He does have a point Parkway, you are constantly negative.

  43. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    No knowledge…. um I’m stating nothing but facts…. soo yeah good logic….

  44. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I wouldn’t say always. There’s just not much positive when it comes to Ponder. He had a few good games. He showed me some potential in the last 4 games but he’ll still never be more than an Alex Smith type QB due to his limited ability.

    Hopefully this next year will be the year where it all slows down for him. Our Oline should be even better along with our WRs so no excuses next year.

  45. By die hard 67 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway what time do your Packers play tonight ?

  46. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I ignore the negativity.

  47. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Once again, great logic die hard

  48. By die hard 67 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I agree but it’s hard sometimes especially coming off a 10 wn season , when everyone predicted 5 or6 wins for us this season. I’m proud to be a Viking FAN. GO VIKES !!

  49. By die hard 67 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    @ PARKWAY BLAH ,BLAH ,BLAH…………..

  50. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Spot on. These are all gems

  51. By tdurfeightyeight on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I agree with titus,only the seahawks will be the lonely road dog to win this weekend…Nice player developement at the qb position…Fire Musgrave and the qbs. coach,not only has Webb regressed and Ponder’s swoon in the mid season,they lost at least two games because of their play calling…This team needs to hire Norv Turner.

  52. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I was hoping for Norv but he has a lot of great offers

  53. By tdurfeightyeight on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Last year Spielman listened to me about the draft,trading down and still being able to draft Kalil and with that extra pick from the browns and a 2nd rounder trading up into the end of the first round and take Smith,so the way I look at it someones getting fired…Norv being hired well we’ll see…

  54. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Ravens will give the Broncos some trouble.

  55. By tdurfeightyeight on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Yes they will,having Jim Caldwell can only help…Ravens “D” is revving up as well.

  56. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Ravens will be fired up for sure.

  57. By tdurfeightyeight on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    The Vikes will draft the bpa in this years draft…If they do not trade a certain player to move up they will take whomever they think is the best at any of these positions (in no particular order) OG,DT,QB,LB,RB,SS…It all depends on the free agent market and who we sign shopping there.

  58. By tdurfeightyeight on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Heres my free agent wish list and i hope we sign at least one if not two… Jarius Byrd,Henry Melton,Dwayne Bowe,Ryan Clady and set Phil Shloadholt free,Andy Levitre, and Mike Wallace

  59. By tdurfeightyeight on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Question for the day…Is Mike Wobschall a Packers fan? Think about all the opinions this man has had for the boys in yellow pants.

  60. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Levitre would be a good signing but expensive. I don’t think wallace makes any sense in our system.

  61. By tdurfeightyeight on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Wallace can play any wide receiver position that he wants…limiting him to being a slot receiver only is a joke…Harvin plays many a position as well.

  62. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Interesting turfeightyeight– Wobschall LOOKS like a Packers’ fan.

  63. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah but he is mostly a downfield threat. With Ponder’s “lob it up” style we really need some bigger WR

  64. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I often think that Wobz did not like or follow football before taking this job. Even if he has to spew the company line, you’d think he could still write a bit more objectively or come up with some useful writing.

    “Hey mike, generic softball question about nothing” -John doe

    “Well john, I can’t say whether or not the Vikings will do that, but I can say that they are trying their hardest and have definitely shown some improvement”

  65. By tdurfeightyeight on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    now thats funny titus..td88 is my alias and easier to type out

  66. By PurplHaze on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    After the game tonight, the Pukers will blame their loss on EVERYBODY but themselves. Sharon Rogers … Is your bag packed?

  67. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Broncos 33…Ravens 17….

    49ers…24…Packers13….

    Seahawks…26….Falcons 17….

    Upset special…

    Texans 28…Pats 21….

  68. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    The seahawks would be a bigger upset, 5 over 1 versus 3 over 2? And I don’t think there is anyway the Pats lose.

  69. By tdurfeightyeight on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    OTK…you’re crazy man,you’re crazy.

  70. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I agree with the other 3 picks though

  71. By Carl K on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Cordarelle Patterson is the big WR we need.

    Great returner!
    Can line up as a RB and take handoffs like Harvin can… He can also take a short pass to the house like Harvin can.

    at 6’3 Patterson has more potential as a true split end than Percy.

    Patterson is a better compliment with Jarious Wright.

    Trade Percy to New England for their late 1st round pick!!!

    draft Kevin Minter or Alec Ogletree

  72. By tdurfeightyeight on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    way to point out the obvious Packers all the way…er i mean Parkway.

  73. By tdurfeightyeight on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    We will need to trade up to get Ogletree…why not trade with oakland for the third pick and take Star Lotulelei, this guy is the best in the draft,for Harvin and the 23rd.pick.

  74. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I’ve been high on Patterson for quite a while Carl. And I had the same sentiments, especially when it seemed like Harvin would be gone, since he could contribute right away on special teams and he could easily contribute with bubble screens right away even if he has a hard time running routes and figuring out the offense right away.

  75. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    If we keep Harvin though we should probably aim for a WR in the 2nd.

  76. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Can’t believe Manning is going to win the MVP over AD, where is Fred to tell us how it’s not all about the QB?

  77. By Carl K on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Lotulele is worth trading up to get. I can buy that…. but this draft is loaded with DT… I would rather see us trade up in round 2 to get a stud DT.

    We have Percy Harvin and 2 4th round picks to bargain with. I think we are in great position to land the 3 or 4 great picks in the first 2 or 3 rounds.

    This should be a fun draft.

  78. By tdurfeightyeight on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Its loaded with DE’s Carl K…though you are right about this Patterson kid.

  79. By tdurfeightyeight on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    The combines will tell us a lot more…i can’t wait.

  80. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Loaded with linemen on both sides of the ball

  81. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    wow, playoff games today and we watch other teams again. we would be watching the vikings today or tomorrow with a different qb

  82. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    cut Ponder! it was in the scouting report that he was soft

  83. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Denver is up 7-0 already and Manning hasn’t even touched the ball yet

  84. By PurplHaze on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply
    Denver is up 7-0 already and Manning hasn’t even touched the ball yet
    *******
    not anymore they aren’t! Over the middle? Really?

  85. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Broncos terrible

  86. By PurplHaze on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Cutting your QB after a 10-6 season? That’s just “diarrhea of the mouth”.

  87. By PurplHaze on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Champ Bailey needs his walker.

  88. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    that wasn’t manning fault, that ball should of been caught

  89. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    there was also defensive holding on ravens on the same play

  90. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    wow!, Maniing made 3 reads and than started over back to the 1st read. Ponder makes 1 read

  91. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Manning is on fire

  92. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    he’s even wearing gloves

  93. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Manning has more passing yards in one drive than Ponder has in a whole game

  94. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    wow! Manning is better than Rodgers!

  95. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Beegees and OTKalil,

    It is YOUR OPINION that Webb is through, not that of the coaches, and certainly not of the jones boy!!!

  96. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Denver could be going to the superbowl for the next 5 years with Manning over there

  97. By PurplHaze on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    But he’s NOT better than Adrian MVPeterson!!!

  98. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Bart Starr, and Kurt Warner are two of many Quarterbacks that most people wrote off more than once in their careers.

    JOE WEBB COULD ALSO LEAD HIS TEAM TO SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS.

    The jonesboy just hopes that it’s the Vikings, and not some other team.

  99. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Jones, it is not Webb who lost our playoff game– it was poor coaching.

  100. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Rich Gannon led his team TO the Super Bowl after playing with how many other teams?

  101. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    umm, and were watching the playoffs. AD can’t throw

  102. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    and Rich Gannon was NEVER considered any good. The Vikings wanted to move him to Tight End at one point.

    Great Athlete. Can’t play QB.

    (Like Joe Webb, you say???) Look into your crystal ball.

  103. By PurplHaze on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply
    Beegees and OTKalil,
    It is YOUR OPINION that Webb is through, not that of the coaches, and certainly not of the jones boy!!!
    *******
    Writing’s on the wall, Fred! If you think Webb has any chance of a long career with the Vikings, you’re not being honest with yourself.

    And now, there’s football@ll that needs watching. L8r!

  104. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Terry Bradshaw was called Lil’ Abner in shoulder pads. He was considered too dumb to play QB. How many years did it take him to win it all?

    Joe Webb closely parallels Bradshaws career except he has had less opportunities.

  105. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    LEN DAWSON…

    SIX SEASONS BEFORE HE EVEN REALLY PLAYED IN THE N F and L.

    you could look it up!!!

    Joe Webb could be a great QB!!!

  106. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Bradshaw never missed any games either, tough qb! Ponder missed a PLAYOFF game with a sore elbow!

  107. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Dan Fouts didn’t have a winning record until his 6th season in the NFL!

    Joe Webb could be a great NFL QB!!!

  108. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe get AJ Mccarron next year? He has shown he at least cares about winning. Made all the throws in the championship.

  109. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Warren Moon didn’t play in the NFL until he was 28, didn’t have a winning season until he was 31.

    HE IS IN THE HALL OF FAME.

    you might be a redneck.

    JOE WEBB IS THE BEST PROSPECT AMONG YOUNG QBS IN THE NFL!!!

  110. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    RG3 has hopping around on one leg and still played!

  111. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    KENNY “SNAKE” STABLER DIDN’T WIN THE STARTING JOB UNTIL HIS 4TH SEASON IN THE NFL. HE MADE 4 PRO BOWLS AND WON A SUPER BOWL.

    JOE WEBB JUST MIGHT BE A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERBACK!!!

  112. By Matthias on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Lol. Ravens like to tackle themselves…

  113. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    qb’s are different now, they never started new qb’s in the 70’s. a great qb will be good on the 1st year. look at Luck

  114. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    @PurpleHaze,

    FJones isn’t sure who likes to argue more. There is no writing on the wall in my part of the state! Where did you get that one.. KFan? Some of those guys couldn’t spell Cat if you spotted them the C and the A!

  115. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Bizzario is fun to listen to because he’s just plain silly sometimes, and you want to reach thru the radio and strangle the s u c k e r!

  116. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    vikingsrule,

    That’s not true, they started rookies all the time back them. Fran Tarkenton, Sammy Baugh, Roman Gabriel, John Hadl.
    j
    You are badly mistaken!!!

  117. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Otto Graham, Frank Ryan, Bobby Layne…

  118. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    A lot of things have changed about football. No one’s doubting that. It’s still about blocking and tackling.

    It’s not about “Shotgun” as 9 year olds shout on the playground.

  119. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    The Vikings need cornerbacks and guards.

  120. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Manning is a true leader. he can score every time he touches the ball

  121. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    vikingsrule,

    Bradshaw missed MANY games. Check out Pro Football Reference.com

  122. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Webb and Ponder can fill our QB needs for the next 5 years. Maybe more.

  123. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Manning has 150 passing yards already, 2nd quarter

  124. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    In Spielman we trust

  125. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Vikingsrule,

    Manning is a great QB on a great team.

    His Dad, Archie Manning was also a great QB. Unfortunately he was on bad teams his entire career.

    That is what JONES is telling you about the QB position. Without a team, the QB is nothing.

  126. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    sure they can fill the spot, but we won’t go anywhere with them both. certainly not deep in the playoffs

  127. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway,

    Spielman has done a good job. He is not G O D though.

  128. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Hey it only takes Ponder 2-3 games to get that many yards.

  129. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    we are a good team, manning could take us to the superbowl easily

  130. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Sure they CAN!!!

  131. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    170 passing yards for manning

  132. By marshhof on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    webb=mcnabb the ground isnt on our team

  133. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    LOL

  134. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    the air isn’t either!

  135. By marshhof on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    minnesota has the gophers dont mean webb should throw to them

  136. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    webb is a gopher ki llier

  137. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    the gophers run for cover when webb and ponder take the field

  138. By marshhof on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    blaming the play calling or whatever you want to blame blame the pylon for being the wrong shade of orange if you want to bottom line is webb did not execute the plays that were called because he is incapable not coaching not the pylon he did not grt the job done his fault poeriod.

  139. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    the vikings will bring in another qb next year, no dought about it

  140. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I agree– Spielman will bring in another QB. Ponder better work hard in the off season. AND Webb is not a QB. Nope, it doesn’t matter how many dozens of Fred Jones’ posts; it does not change the lack of talent and motivation on Webb’s part.

  141. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Matt Moore is better than Ponder and he is a backup qb

  142. By Vikes4life06 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

  143. By North Star on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings4life06>>>Where do you get this filty mouth joker? If you want to post something about football, then I have a suggestion for you.

    Find someone or something that does not use foul words, find someone that can talk without using the “F” word every other word. If you can not do that, how about going on the GB site. Or better yet just get off this site! Thank You!

  144. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Ravens making it tough

  145. By Vikesforlife06 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Just wait until later this year. All of you will get more of this!

  146. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Vikesforlife– I have never watched your videos– everyone comments on your foul mouth. I can tell you that when I hear someone who cannot articulate without swear words, my first impression is that person lacks intelligence. There are ways you can improve your vocabulary and thus, your ability to communicate.

  147. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah, Parkway, I almost changed my pick to take the Ravens. I think Manning will pull it off at the end, but it is close. Tells me that the Patriots might walk all over the Broncos next week.

  148. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Here is my horse horn:

    NEEEEIIIGGGGHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  149. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    how did Denver end up with 40 million in cap space last year anyway?

  150. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    tells me there is some overpaid players on the vikings, Carlson is a waste of 4 million, that is for sure

  151. By Vikesforlife06 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Mr. T………….I bet when you look in a mirror you see a horses ass looking back!

  152. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Well winfield Allen and kwill account for 20 mill or so alone….

  153. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    2 dropped b@lls for the loss

  154. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    they should ask those 3 players to give back so we have more cap space

  155. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    They will

  156. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Vikesforlife– funny! Your education is showing.

  157. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Their numbers for 2013 are like 25 mill

  158. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    If this holds, Denver squeaked by on this one– if Brady comes in next week, it won’t be so easy.

  159. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Not so fast Denver….

  160. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Flacco pass was 75 yards in the air, Ponder couldn’t do that with a 50 mph wind behind his back

  161. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    why are the vikings watching? oh that’s right, Ponders elbow was sore

  162. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    flacco, the clutch qb, ponder, the choke qb

  163. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    RAVENS WIN.

  164. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Told ya broncos weren’t winning the SB

  165. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    49NERS BETTTER F#CKING CUT UP THE CHEESEHEADS AND SERVE THEM ASS A APPETIZER. AND vikes4life makes good videos and who cares if he swears.

  166. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    AS* LOL FAIL.

  167. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    -__- but seriously

  168. By Spencer on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, that was a great game.

  169. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings are a qb away from being that good

  170. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Ignorance abounds.

  171. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer, I had a feeling Rice and Lewis would not be denied.

  172. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Packers running back-your not Adrian peterson.

  173. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Now, on to the Green Bay game– somehow this one is not so exciting. And to think– Tebow took the Broncos further. Elway– you gotta keep the faith, man, and stop wavering. How ironic, right? And then Ray Lewis gets on the microphone and quotes Isaiah– No weapon formed against me shall prosper… God is good.

  174. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Packers don’t need AD, they have Rodgers

  175. By Spencer on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    What a great place for a vacation!

  176. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I didn’t say they need AD now did I?

  177. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder is starting next year so stop getting your hopes up. ponder showed what he can do in the last 4 games.

  178. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Packers don’t need a running game

  179. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer don’t have the limited view of vacations. Live your dream. Vacations are for those who lack vision.

  180. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    ponder didn’t show me anything, AD won those games

  181. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    At least we have our kicker wrapped up for 20 years

  182. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    YESS PUCKERS FUMBLEEEE

  183. By Spencer on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Titus, that was so deep, it hit my soul like a frozen bullet from Brett Favre.

  184. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Just don’t be a doper like lance

  185. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    These Niners better put the Packers in their place– I do not want to see those awful shiny yellow helmets on my TV next week.

  186. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    OK so your saying if they took out ponder we would of won all those 4 games? Cause if you do we would of lost 2 games. Ponder made clutch throws.

  187. By Spencer on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Titus, just heard your boy Lance Armstrong is about to admit to doing steroids.

    Your thoughts?

  188. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    LOL I know right.

  189. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Whatever he did, he has to live with the consequences. The sad truth is, though, that if he did cheat, he was by far not the only one who did– so if he won using blood transfusions and the like, he won on an equal playing field.

  190. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Erin got intercepted, so sad

  191. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    INTERCEPTION– DOUBLE CHECK YOUR READS ARRON!

  192. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    HORN NINERS STYLE!

  193. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Even Joe Webb could of made that throw haha.

  194. By Spencer on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Personally it doesn’t bother me that he used roids due to the fact that practically 3/4 of cyclists were all on the juice.

  195. By Spencer on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Why couldn’t Joe Webb do this..?

  196. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    And that’s why you get rid of Alex Smith type QBs

  197. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Lol their is a huge difference between lesi Frazier and 49ners coach.

  198. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I’m about to get on the packets website and start hating.

  199. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Packers fans are so ignorant.

  200. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer, that is pretty much what I said.

  201. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  202. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Kalil could learn something from that block

  203. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Clay Matthews your not j rob.

  204. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Clay Matthews is not even that good.

  205. By You Bet on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Joe “Dirt” Webb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    He sucks, however the only reason he couldn’t do what Kaepernick is doing is because our coaches only ran the read-option on the first dirve (where he tore it up), and only a couple times after that. They tried making him a pass first qb and that is not what he is. He will never be anything but a more athletic Tarvaris Jackson (Anybody remember him?????)

    Blame the coaches for his lack of success.

  206. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    the Vikings can’t compete with the packers as long as ponder remains qb

  207. By Spencer on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Didn’t Ponder already beat the Packers?

  208. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    and you think AD can run for 200 yards every game we play against them? get real, the Pack own the division until the qb position is resolved

  209. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder didn’t win that game, AD did

  210. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    1-5 against the packers past 3 years

  211. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    and one playoff loss

  212. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    heck, we even lost the 1st game and AD DID GET 200 yards, says alot about Ponder

  213. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Hey, last I heard we had a season beyond expectations. What is all the complaining about?

  214. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    85 and 3, thats the record for teams that have 200 yards rushing in a game, Ponder broke those odds

  215. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    why even use Ponder? just do a direct snap to Ad

  216. By Spencer on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

  217. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    do rodgers highlights, it would be a 10 minute view instaed of 3 minutes for pnder

  218. By Spencer on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Honestly I could have made the video a little longer, but I didn’t want to put every single one of Percy’s screen plays in it.

    The point is this, even though he had some rough stretches, he has potential and I want to believe in him.

  219. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Dang i wish our qb was Colin kaepernick.

  220. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    JoeBet,

    At least Jones doesn’t hide behind silly nicknames.

    Tell me Joe Webb couldn’t have done what Kaepperneck did on that last running play!

    The coaches should have used JOE as a p@ss first QB. Then they wouldn’t have had so many problems. You have to show confidence in your QB to get it!

  221. By Spencer on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Kaepernick is shreddin the Packers, why the he|| couldn’t Joe Webb do this??

  222. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Vikingsrule,

    Use Joe Webb and AD as twin quarterbacks. Shock the NFL!

  223. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Colin Kaepernick -36th overall draft pick (2nd round)
    Ponder 12th overall- 1st round

  224. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Do you really think KaepperOFnick is better than Joe Webb?

  225. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    YES, Joe Webb could. The coaches need to give him a chance in practice THEN THEN THEN in games!!!

  226. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Colin Kaepernick is better than all 3 of our qb’s combined

  227. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    *Cornerbacks and Guards!!!

  228. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    To Vikings rule, Jones says Cornerbacks and Guards!!!

    Then we’ll see who is a better QB!!!

    Be fair.

    Don’t put a 350 pound man on a 100 pound horse, and have him race
    a 100 pound man on a 350 pound horse.

    Get it?

  229. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    This Kapernick kid is amazing. Just amazing. Must be all the scriptures tattooed on his body.

  230. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    beautiful spirels by Colin Kaepernick
    ponders throws look like wounded ducks

  231. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Kaeppnick has had time.

  232. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    He’s not exactly Fran Tarkenton out there.

    He can wave to his five wives before he throws the football.

  233. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    What is a sprirel?

  234. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    yes, another beautiful throw by Colin Kaepernick

  235. By Spencer on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Fred- Give it up my friend, Webb will never amount to anything

  236. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Titus,

    NO…

    It is his offensive line, great running backs, and outstanding receivers.
    (Randy Moss is practically a backup!!!!!!!!)

  237. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Colin Kaepernick does all his reads too, ponder always thows to his 1st read, open or not

  238. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer, Vikings Rule, Titus, et. al

    Are we watching the same game?

  239. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    chilly let Randy moss go, LOL. Jenkins is making 3 times more money than Moss-3 million, moss one million

  240. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    The jonesboy would never admit to being a great football mind. But today, he feels like one!

  241. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    maybe Spielman is learning something from this game

  242. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Vikingsrule,

    Yes, he “makes his reads.”

    Heck he could probably read WAR AND PEACE before he throws.

    Give the credit to his O Line!

  243. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Fred, I saw that too. I think a spirel is a squirrel whose tail is always under his body.

  244. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Fred, I am watching a beautiful game– just beautiful.

  245. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Well now it’s just MOmentum taking over.

    Spencer could take over at the QB and throw for 2 tds.

  246. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    San Franciso is ready for a 2nd dinesty with Colin Kaepernick

  247. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Heck, I could go in as QB and run for three TDs against these Packers.

  248. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    destiny

  249. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Spirel and now dinesty? What language are you speaking?

  250. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    destiny? No you meant dynasty.

  251. By 61Vikings on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Even with the game Kapernick is having, all Aikman and Buck want to talk about is Erin Rodgers!!! Come on 49ers bury this team!!!

  252. By Spencer on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Hes a product of our education system.

  253. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    that’s because Ponder runs out of the pocket, he’s too nervous and scard

  254. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Colin Kaepernick is as cool as they come, and comfortable in the pocket

  255. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings pushed off on that last play before advertising.

    But that’s one of the first times JONES has seen a good throw UNDER PRESSURE by Rodgers.

    It fell incomplete. Boo hoo.

  256. By matthias on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Some terrible decisions by kaeppernik, too. But plays a lot better in the 2nd half…

  257. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer, don’t blame me- the system is so lax nowadays– they don’t want to disenfranchise or marginalize anyone so there are no consistent standards. Oh, you poor thing, you don’t understand? No problem, we will graduate you anyway.

  258. By 61Vikings on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Oops, Kaepernick

  259. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings rule just gave it up. Ponder will start next year.

  260. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    San Francisco will be good for another 15 years

  261. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    @61Vikings,

    It’s doubtful if the Aikman-Buck team would rank in the top fifteen of announcer teams. So why are they doing a playoff team.

    The problem is they are too one sided.

  262. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    they will overtake the Steelers with superbowl wins

  263. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Did they just mention the 49ers O Line?

    I bet it took them until the 4th quarter to do so.

  264. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    vikesshield, yes he will and the vikings will have another year of watching the playoffs on tv

  265. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Kaepernick is better then RG3 Luck and yes Wilson.

  266. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Vikingsrule,

    You might be surprised about that. They might be 5-11 next year. So goes the NFL.

  267. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman was sleeping when Colin Kaepernick was on the board

  268. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    It’s hard for fredboyjones to understand why Vikings fans hate to read the name JOE WEBB.

  269. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    umm, no, san fran will be in the suoerbowl next year too

  270. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings rule I bet you we will make it pass the wildcard round next year with ponder. So remember the bet. No money just a friendly bet.

  271. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    looks like Randy Moss gets the superbowl ring after all

  272. By 61Vikings on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Turn out the lights the party’s over!!! Good riddens Green Bay!!!! You’ll be watching the NFC championship game with us!!!

  273. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    something we couldn’t give him

  274. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    LOL packers cant hold on the ball or tackle..

  275. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Select a guard in round 1.

    Select a cornerback in round 2.

    Linebackers…wide receivers

    TEAM

  276. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    and next year it will be the same story, cheeseheads and viks watching san fran roll

  277. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    No we need a wide receiver in the 1st round no matter what. And our o line was good this year.

  278. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    It’s hard for fredboyjones to understand why Vikings fans hate to read the name JOE WEBB. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  279. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    chilly fired Moss, LOL-and he’s only making 1 million per year

  280. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Texans are my 2nd favorite team so I hope they win the Superbowl.

  281. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Fran Tarkenton once said, “I can’t do anything trying to throw from my back.”

    We need a guard!!!

  282. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder will continue to run out of the pocket anyway, he plays scard, cut him now!

  283. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    You just saw a game where the Packers and 49ers (both teams with great O Lines) could complete “back shoulder throws” at will.

    HOW IN BLAZES DO YOU THINK THAT HAPPENS???

    It’s not wider receiverers.

  284. By 61Vikings on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Frederick Jones
    Joe Webb is a heck of a talent, but he’s not an NFL quarterback, maybe the arena league!!! That performance against Green Bay was pathetic!!!!

  285. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings rules and Fred stop posting comments. You guys got no sense about football.

  286. By john 61 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    packers getting there buts kicked,we are better then the packers,

  287. By Spencer on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    :) :( :) :( :)

    Fred, why is Charlie Johnson and Brandon Fusco sad?

  288. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    ADrianMVPeterson

  289. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    vikesshield, i know MUCH more about football than you do!, you putz

  290. By Parkway on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Gabe jackson 3rd round, or pay levitre

  291. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    fire Spielman, you can’t win a superbowl by running the ball and no qb

  292. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    fire Frazier too

  293. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    People need to stop hating on ponder. I wanna see you become a NFL qb. He prove to us he can be a starter and make clutch plays and one more thing. HAHAHHA THE GREENBAY PUCKERS SUCK HAHHAAH YOU GOT YOUR ASS WHOOP. LOL ARON RODGERS CANT THROW.

  294. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    bring in a management that will get Ponder his walking papers

  295. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    we got beat by the pack soundly.

  296. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    your indirectly saying the vikings suck, because we got beat by the pack

  297. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    No if they fire Frazier we will not make the playoffs. Frazier has good leadership and he put a team 3-13 to 10-6 he should be coach of the year. Now your trying to p.i.ss me off.

  298. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    we won’t make the playoffs anyway with ponder as qb

  299. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Shut the f#ck up vikings rule. PONDER WILL BE OUR STARTING QB AND FRAZIER WILL NOT GET FIRE SO be quiet.

  300. By 61Vikings on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Frederick Jones
    Guard and a right tackle!!! Vikes won’t resign Loadholt!!! Middle rounds for the OL in the draft!!! We need playmakers on both sides of the ball!!! WR,CB,DT and MLB should be our first four picks!!! However, to build a consistent winner year in and year out you must a strong OL and DL!!!

  301. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Okay….

    O LINE that 5 guys
    TE usually 1 guy
    FB often 1 guy
    7 Big guys on Offense

    Defense any way you slice it 4-3 or 3-4 that is 7 Big guys.

    So 14 out of 22 people on the field about what, 95% of the time are BIG people?

    You HAD BETTER get some BIG people to play for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  302. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    You think if we lose a playoff game we should start firing everybody NO that’s not how it works.

  303. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    It ain’t about the little Erin Rodgers or Greggy Jennings running around.

  304. By john 61 on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    11-5 next year

  305. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    @61Vikings,

    This is the first I’ve heard of Loadholt being gone. But he must become physically fit to be a strong OT in the NFL. So far he ain’t not been gitten it done.

  306. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    @61Vikings,

    The Vikings must get some young OLinemen and perhaps even DLinemen. Free Agency or Draft. It’s got to be done.

  307. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    @VikingsShield,

    No one should be fired. We need to bring people in, then get rid of the ones that do not fit.

  308. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I almost feel sorry for the Packers. Almost.

  309. By Frederick Jones on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder and Webb will be back because we can’t get anything for them.
    Frazier will be back because he is quickly proving to be one of the best Head Coaches in the NFL.

    He stil needs more talent to compete for the big ring.

  310. By 61Vikings on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    The Packers have a great OL??? Every year Rodgers is sacked more than any QB in the league!!! The 49ers do have a great OL and yes they built it threw the draft!!

  311. By VikesShield on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    FRED JUST GIVE IT UP

  312. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    we could compete with san fran with a better qb

  313. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Who threw the draft? That would be pretty heavy.

  314. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    that’s about right, can’t get anything for webb or ponder so keep them, lol

  315. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    a 7th round pick would be good enough for me

  316. By 61Vikings on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    10-6, enough said!! Frazier is our coach and Ponder is our QB!!! Now its time to move on to the off season and bring in some missing pieces to help this team take over the NFC North division!!! Packers ate getting old, the Bears are in transition with a coaching change and the Lions, well there always the Lions, they stink!!!

  317. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    packers getting old? not really, and rodgers is still under 30. only old player on the team is woodson

  318. By NO WORRIES ! on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Packers will be watching the S.B on t.v !!!! i`m gunna sleep great tonight !! GO VIKES ! ! !

  319. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Winfield is just as old

  320. By 61Vikings on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Vikings rule
    So who would be our QB in your mind???

  321. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    we will be watching the playoffs again next year with ponder as qb

  322. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    could of got Colin Kaepernick in the 2nd round

  323. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman was sleeping when Colin Kaepernick was still on the board

  324. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    we drafted Ponder number 12 overall, LOL, what a huge mistake, reminds me of the hershal walker trade

  325. By 61Vikings on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Couldn’t think of anything else on the Pack!! They looked old against the younger 49ers tonight!!!!

  326. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    umm, the pack walked all over us, your indirectly saying the vickings s uck

  327. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    I feel so sorry for the Packers– should we all go on to the Packers website and blog our condolences to the fans? Hee hee.

  328. By 61Vikings on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Based on this blog and the predictions made on the games today, your 0-2 Mike!!

  329. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    mike is a putz

  330. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    and b utt ugly

  331. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    No need to be rude toward Wobbles.

  332. By 61Vikings on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Vikings rule
    Shock us all by saying something good about the Vikings!!! You are a Viking fan I hope!!! You sound more like a Packers fan!!! Your on the wrong site!!!

  333. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    vikings rule cross dresses in yellow

  334. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    i am a vikings fan, can’t win a ring with ponder though

  335. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Can’t win a ring with fair weather fans.

  336. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    umm, been waiting for a ring since i was 5 years old, but all these bad qb choices get VERY OLD

  337. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    keeping ponder another year just means another year with no ring

  338. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Well, me too– and I was 5 in the 1960s, so it has been a while.

  339. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    well, we all hope to live to 100, but we all know better. the window is closing for some of our fans that are older

  340. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    my grandfather is a big fan, he’s no spring chicken, his window is closing

  341. By Tomcat on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    vikings rule- If ifs and buts were candy and nuts then every day would be Christmas.

  342. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    at the same time, shouldn’t Chrismas come once a year?

  343. By Tomcat on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    You can`t stay young forever ,but you can always be immature.

  344. By Tomcat on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Christmas comes to those that believe.

  345. By vikings rule on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    big difference from immature or just knowing more than Spielman, yet not getting paid for it

  346. By Tomcat on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    It is not wise, nor is it productive to be so judgemental.

  347. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    i cast judgement on what i’ve been watching the past 2 years.

  348. By Tomcat on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Actually, there is only 5-6 teams better than the Vikes. Things are changing.

  349. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    with a better qb, the vikings are on top of the mountain

  350. By BeeGees on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    You cant watch the hightlights of Ponder that Spencer put out there and not agree that Ponder has grown and is getting better than he was last year. If he continutes to grown next year then we might just have a good Christmas. I am betting that we do!

  351. By Tomcat on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    It is not just qb. We have other needs too.

  352. By Tomcat on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Our qb is good enough if we give him more weapons and improve the defense.

  353. By BeeGees on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    we especially need a good cover corner, and maybe a Wide Receiver. We have great tight Ends (need to use them more). Could also use another good Line Backer along with Greenwood.

  354. By CaribooBill on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    2 “elite QB”s down – one to go!

  355. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    in 98 we had a 29th ranked defense and almost won it all

  356. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    if ponder continues to run out of the pocket, he will never amount to anything

  357. By CaribooBill on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Peyton chokes – AD is MVP.

  358. By BeeGees on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    @ Vikings Rule

    Did we score alot of points in 98? I guess you can be “ok” on defense if you make up for it by scoring alot of points.

  359. By Tomcat on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Agreed BeeGees- but at least 2 wr. From the group of Burton, Jenkins, Aroma, and Simpson, 3 will probably be gone.

  360. By BeeGees on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Yes, I agree, Ponder needs to stay in the pocket longer, and check down on more receivers…………but maybe he can improve that. Im not sure I agree with the critics who say Ponder does not have the accuracy or the precision to be consistant as an NFL QB. It looks to me like he is getting better in both those areas.

  361. By BeeGees on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Yes, I guess so Tomcat. If we loose 3 WR that we currently have, then we will have to bring in some more thru the draft or FA. Not sure which would be best.

  362. By Tomcat on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Both.

  363. By CaribooBill on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wobs is 0 for 2 so far.

  364. By Tomcat on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    BeeGees- Check out the Ponder highlights Spencer put up above, and you will feel better about Ponder.

  365. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    bring in mike wallace, make kwill, windfield and Allen take a pay cut, way overpaid

  366. By vikesince69 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Looks like we are not so bad at QB after all watching Manning choke yesterday and Rodgers had some shaky moments. We just need to keep fixing the holes on this team and keep good players with good attitudes and I think the next two or three years we will be ok.

    GO VIKES!!

  367. By vikes- or - die on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Seattle 31 – Atlanta 24
    Patriots 40 – Texans 20
    I love watching Gaybay get their butts kicked!!!!!!!!!!!!

  368. By vikes- or - die on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    In my eyes Ponder just continues to improve. He’ll be a great QB for the Vikes I believe. This team is young and improving. Let’s hope we have a great draft.!!!

  369. By vikes- or - die on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Payton always chokes in the playoffs. That’s why I took the Ravens. Generally in the Playoffs I always go with the team I feel has the edge defensively. I still believe defense wins championship. I that’s why I believe Seattle wins the SB this year. I give their Defense the edge over the 49ers. Pete Carroll will have something for the Niners running attack. Can Seattle shut down the Patriots in the SB? Yes, just enough to win the game.

  370. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    There could be many changes made this off season…

    Spielman likes change…Frazier doesn’t…
    Thank goodness…Frazier is not in charge of player personal anymore…

    This fan will not make any bones about how he feels…

    If Harvin is signed to an extension…And remains with the Vikings…That will be the biggest mistake Spielman and Frazier can make this off season…Period…

    Harvin and his attitude should be traded…Harvin is an outstanding talent…No doubt…Never said he wasn’t…But Harvin is not a team player…And sets a terrible example to other players…This coaching staff and others have had problems with Percy…Those problems will only get worse…When Harvin gets paid…imo…

    Gerhart might very well be traded also…Frazier seems to refrain from using Gerharts talent…Gerhart is in his prime…If the Vikings are not going to use him…Then get something back in draft picks for Gerhart….While they still can…This scenario also gives Gerhart a chance to be a solid starting RB for another team…

    And I believe the Vikings will draft a QB…Not because of Ponders failures this past season…Because Ponder only got better as the season progressed…

    But because of Joe Webbs very poor performance in the playoff game…Vikings need a very solid plan B if Ponder should go down next season…
    Webb is not that guy…

    I like two QB’s in this springs draft…I will not be saying “who” those 2 QB’s are…Unless I see some other fans on our blog list them as reasons to be considered on this blog ???…Then I will congratulate them on their personal research…
    Instead of just getting on here and complaining about certain players on the team…(we all know who they are)…

    Who are the good fits in this springs draft ???….Lets see who can give some great examples on “who” should be choosen in this spring draft and why ???…We have months to prepare…. ;-)

  371. By vikesny on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Musgrave, congrats, you showed how weak the Packers defense was against the run option. Too bad you only used it on our first druve. You have friend in San Fran.

  372. By vikes- or - die on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Pay Percy Harvin and draft a WR speedster with skills that kill. Don’t care what college he comes from, just find him.

  373. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    It would be cool to see a Harbaugh Superbowl– get ready, I think that is in the works behind the scenes– it is all scripted, right Parkway?

  374. By vikesny on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Keep Gerhardt and Felton, lose KWill, Allen, Winfield,Sherels Jefferson, Carlson, kluwe(he blogs more than he practices).
    Bring in Mathieu, Torrey Smith, Jarius Byrd, Tebow (he has a strong arm, can run, and is a winner, and you get him for less than what joe webb is worth).

    Draft 2 dbs, 1 fast linebacker, an offensive guard, and a punter
    New OC, DC, and or Coach
    2013 woukd be looking good.

  375. By PurplHaze on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I’ve gotta say, when I watch how much time Kaepernick has to throw the football, I’m thinking our 1st pick should either be OG or RT. San Fran has 3 1st round picks out of 5 starting O-linemen, and Kaepernick has ALL DAY to go through progressions! OG in the first and WR in the second would be a good way to go!

  376. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 12, 2013 | Reply

    Fred, I saw that too. I think a spirel is a squirrel whose tail is always under his body.
    ________________________________________________________________
    hahaha… Very funny.

  377. By Spencer on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Who y’all got today?

  378. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Fred Jones
    There is only 1 guard that should go 1st round and that is Chance Warmack he will be gone before the Vikings pick. So instead how about going with an OG in the 2nd where a guy like Larry Warford will be available. He is good in p@ss protection and run blocking, plus has good size at 6’3 330 lbs.. He would be a huge improvement to the left side of the OLine and make it elite.
    This would allow the Vikings to go after either a DT, LB, or WR.

  379. By vikingfanforlife on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Looks like my birthday wish came true. I must say I really enjoyed the Packer beat down. Watching “Favio” whoops I mean Topsoil Matthews, darn computer. Clay Matthews get mauled. That made me smile, smiling is my favorite. Looking forward to the draft and next years domination of our division.

  380. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I really can’t believe how Denver gave that game away yesterday, even though the refs did help the Ravens out….

    Why have one of the best 3rd down QB’s in football on your team….If you are going to be conservative in the second half of the game…
    And “play not to lose” the way Denver did yesterday ???…

    Denver just sat back and let the Ravens and refs back into that game…

    I have the Seahawks and Texans winning today…

    I think JJ Swat, has some revenge on Brady today…. ;-)

  381. By Spencer on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Champ Bailey looked like Asher Allen out there. What an embarrassment.

  382. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    We will have a superbowl team after this offseason. QB will be our only ?

  383. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    For all who have been saying Ponder is awful just look at his WR. Rodgers has guys that Farve was able to bring along into a really good if not the best WR core in the NFL.
    While Ponder top WR Harvin who missed a little less than half of the season had 62 catches with 677 yards and 3 TD. Next closest WR Jenkins had 40 catches with 449 yards and 2 TDs, Simpson had 26 catches with 274 yards and NO TDs, Wright who played in 7 games had 22 catches with 310 yards and 2 TDs, and finally Aromashodu had 11 catches with 182 yards and NO TDs.
    While TE Rudolph 53 catches 493 yards and 9 TDs.
    Those are not numbers indicative of a good WR core.

  384. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Texans and Seahawks will win today.

  385. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Can’t catch the ball if the QB can’t get it to you.

  386. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    The guy who played in 7 games out did everyone except Jenkins and Harvin. Wright is the only reliable WR that will be on the team next season if Jenkins retires like he likely is and Harvin is traded like everything seems to be pointing to.
    Ponder needs WR. Draft at least 2.
    Quinton Patton would be a good start. Reliable hands, great route runner, nice size 6’1-6’2, and 4.50 40 time speed.

  387. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway
    So Simpson did not drop every 3-5 b@lls for every catch he had OK.
    What about Aromashodu’s lack of effort on plays?
    If the rookie Wright can come in and do what he did in 7 games then yeah it is the WRs fault for not doing their job which is to catch the b@ll.

  388. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Shadu and burton should be gone

  389. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Nearly forgot about Burton 5 catches 35 yards and 1 TD. Also hand a problem with drops. How in the world did he not step up when Harvin went down?
    These WRs are a joke.

  390. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Simpson and Jenkins will be back along with Harvin

  391. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Seriously watch LA Tech. WR Quinton Patton.
    Mississippi State CB Johnathan Banks said Patton was the best WR he ever played against. Banks is the no. 2 CB in this draft.

  392. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Also Elon WR Aaron Mellete
    Guy is 6’4 has 4.5 speed runs some of the best routes coming out of college. Also maybe something that is understated very reliable hands.
    Only thing Elon is a small school but his route running and hands make one believe he will succeed very early on in his career.

  393. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Both will be at Senior Bowl week. Which if you don’t know is the week of the January 19th. NFL network will have the practices on all week leading up to the game.

  394. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    We’ll pick up a number 1 type guy within the first 2 rounds. But can we come up with another guy in the later rounds or off our PS or FA? That will be the question.

  395. By DawnWis on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    WRONG..AGAIN..MIKE W…PACKERS LOST!!

  396. By VikesShield on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Dang that falcons running back look like AD

  397. By VikesShield on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    The senior bowl is Jan 26th

  398. By VikesShield on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    We have a chance to win the division next year when you think about it. Lions don’t know what their doing. Bears fires their coach (stupid decision) and the packers.. well their defense sucks and if ponder played like he did at the Metrodome we could of beat them at their home.

  399. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Looks like the falcons might actually win a playoff game

  400. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Division or bust for Frazier next year. Should go 8-0 at home easily, 4-4 will be a good split on the road, 12-4 next year.

  401. By Rick on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    My draft wishlist would be trade Harvin for an early first round pick and draft Justin hunter. Then pick up David Amerson with the 23rd overall pick. Then Da’Rick Rogers with their second round pick. Then after that whatever would work for me

  402. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t think we’ll be trading Harvin. One first rounder isn’t enough for him. You wouldn’t need an early first round for Hunter. But I like Rogers in the 2nd.

  403. By vikes- or - die on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Atlanta is rockin my SB pick. What up with that? I know the Falcons are a very good team but the Seahawks have been killen it as of late. Mabey they’ll turn things around this second half.

  404. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    This Wilson kid is incredible. Sad that it will supposedly take 3 years for our 1st round QB to do half of what this 3rd round rookie is doing in his first year

  405. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    By VikesShield on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    The senior bowl is Jan 26th
    ______________________________________________________________
    You are right the East-West Shrine game is on Jan. 19th.
    Was reading stuff that said the Bears want a HC by Jan. 19th so he can see who he likes at the Senior Bowl. Which resulted in this grave error.
    I am so ashamed. Excuse me while I go cry myself to sleep.
    But in all seriousness thank you for catching my error.

  406. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    We’ll pick up a number 1 type guy within the first 2 rounds. But can we come up with another guy in the later rounds or off our PS or FA? That will be the question.
    _______________________________________________________________
    Patton in the 2nd to be our no.1 WR. Has been compared to a guy you all may have heard of Reggie Wayne.
    Then get Mellete in the 4th. To be the big body red zone guy.
    Both can be deep threat with above average speed.

  407. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Titus picked Seattle and Patriots today.

  408. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    These are some goooood games. Only game not competitive was the Packers game– they got whooped!

  409. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I’d prefer Rogers in the 2nd, but if he’s gone I wouldn’t be disappointed with Patton. I think we have some other needs to fill in the first 4 rounds, that why I said in the later rounds like 5-7. I like Rodney Smith in the 5th round. Big bodied guy as well.

  410. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wilson rocks and he was a 3rd round pick
    Ponder was #12 overall, LOL

  411. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wilson makes Ponder look like a practice squad player

  412. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wilson is just a winner. I think cousins has the same “it” about him too, too bad RG3 had to blow out his knee so they won’t trade cousins now.

  413. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    TOUCHDOWN SEATTLE

  414. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Falcons ch ch ch choke again

  415. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ohhh man field goal to win it, ultimate choke test

  416. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Icing never works, bad call

  417. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Trade Harvin to the Chiefs for there 2nd and a 5th this year and a 3rd next year.
    This would allow the Vikings to get the Best defensive player in the 1st.
    Either DT Jesse Williams, CB Johnathan Banks, or S Matt Elam.
    Then with the 2nd from the Chiefs draft WR Quinton Patton.
    Then with the original 2nd round pick LG Larry Warford or LB Kahseem Greene.
    3rd round WR Da’Rick Rogers or OG Gabe Jackson.
    Early 4th (Lions Trade) CB Micah Hyde or NT Brandon Williams.
    4th WR Aaron Mellete or OT/OG Brian Winters.
    5th DT/DE Baker Steinkuhler or LB Tom Wort.
    One of these following two picks were traded for A.J. Jefferson.
    6th WR Josh Boyce or S C.J. Barnett.
    7th LB Bruce Taylor or S D.J. Swearinger or P Ryan Allen.

  418. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    sEATTLE COACH COST SEATTLE THE WIN

  419. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Forgot to include the possible 5th from the Harvin trade.
    DE Brandon Jenkins or CB Sanders Commings or CB Rod Sweeting.

  420. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Why call that Time Out?
    Why not kick those FGs early?
    Just dumb calls by Carrol.

  421. By vikes- or - die on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    How many TD’s do the Patriots win by? 4, 5, do I here anybody for 6?

  422. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I’d say only 4 just because it’s a rematch

  423. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Pats will lose by 2 points.

  424. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    that was wrong, how is Carrol going to explain that time out? to top it off he lies and said he never called a time out

  425. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    i hate the dirty birds, i hope san fran wins

  426. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    i hope the texans win, the pats have enough rings

  427. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, that kick was no good too. But I feel good for Atlanta– they deserved the win. I wanted Seattle, but it is what it is. One nice part about not having your team in the playoffs, you don’t care so much who wins and just enjoy the sport.

  428. By Richard1A on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    How many days tell we rip apart our competition! 300? tell our first game. 300 days to practice going Berzerk!

  429. By vikes- or - die on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Well at least Gonzallas got the playoff win. That’s cool. 16 years is a long time with no playoff win!!! He was huge today for Atlanta.

  430. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    since ponder is starting, i can wait, if they bring in another qb, i can’t wait

  431. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    AD2.5K

  432. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I agree– I feel great for Tony Gonzales– he deserves a win. Can Atlanta stop San Fran? I don’t think so— and you know the Ravens are one team that can beat the Patriots. So, this is really starting to look like it might be a San Fran- Baltimore Superbowl. AND I think that was decided behind the scenes before the season began, right, Parkway? Parkway, this is just more proof of your conspiracy world. Yes, the Harbaugh Brothers Bowl is coming. Right Parkway? Parkway?

  433. By vikes- or - die on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t look now but Houston’s knockin on the door? I think I am dreamin. Someone wake me.

  434. By Spencer on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    What a he|| of a game!

    How do the Europeans not appreciate our football??

  435. By vikes- or - die on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ya Titus it would be cool to see 2 brothers going head to head in the SB. I would love to see that happen. i agree the Ravens are a excellent team. Not far fetched at all.

  436. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    A lot of Europeans like football Spencer. Did I tell you when I was in line at the Louvre in Paris when I struck a conversation with a couple from Britain, and when I said where I was from, they yelled out Vikings! Yes, they were Vikings fans.

  437. By Spencer on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    There will always be a few out of millions that don’t think like everyone else, Sir Titus.

  438. By die hard 67 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Do not trade Harvin you idiots , he’s 24 and probably top 3 overall offensive talents in the league. We better sign Harvin !!!!!!!!! We want to win a super bowl in the near future we better ink his ace!!!!!!!

  439. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    everyone on here who wants to trade Harvin are not Viking fans

  440. By Spencer on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Everyone on here that constantly spews negativity towards the Vikings are not Viking fans.

  441. By die hard 67 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    @vikings rule ,true that !!!!!!!!!!!!

  442. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    please keep your 2nd and 3rd and 5th round draft picks for Harvin comments to yourself

  443. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    TRUE FANS ARISE!!!

  444. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    This Harvin trade is based off of what has been reported as a rift between him and Frazier.
    If he does not respect the coach the team will not want him it is that simple. People can have opinions with out jack@sses calling them idiots.
    This is why this site is garbage. Your either bashing Ponder or insulting each other.

  445. By vikes- or - die on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Havin rocks. He’s a proven superstar. Why trade away something that is a sure thing and that you NEED!

  446. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Really need some one who throws weights at coaches when he does not get his way.
    Harvin is talented but he is becoming a head case.
    If he calms down and stops being a diva then he should be kept but if he continues to have friction with the coaching staff and team mates then it would lead to a trade. Just stating what is likely to happen.

  447. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    respect also is giving 100 percent on every play like Harvin does. the best players always get hurt because they go all out on every play. this rift you are talking about is speculation and doesn’t apply to anything

  448. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Harvin wanta to win. i would throw weights too with a qb like Ponder at the helm

  449. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Before the Harvin drama I said he was great. Most responded with he never had a 1000 yard season and was only a slot guy. Now after his mental implosion Harvin is a superstar and should be resigned at all cost even if he hates the coaches and throws fits if he does not get what he wants.
    I like him as a player but as previously stated if he continues to be a problem a trade will happen.

  450. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    vikings rule, you do not understand life.

  451. By die hard 67 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    @vikings rule Ponder is a good qb and will continue to get better and better, so shut your pie hole before ripping our qb………………

  452. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman wants to keep him, he isn’t going anywhere, unless Harvin himself wants to leave

  453. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    The weight throwing incident was after Chilly cut Moss.
    It had nothing to do with Ponder seeing as he was not on the team.
    Harvin needed to be restrained.
    This was reported but these key details were kept a secret.
    It was reported as him getting into it with the WR coach.

  454. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Look into it if you want. It is all true.
    He had similar incidents at Florida .

  455. By die hard 67 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    So what chilly was an idiot I would of thrown a weight at him as well..

  456. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    As a player Harvin is awesome but he needs to get his head right. I hope he does even if he no longer is a Viking in the future.

  457. By die hard 67 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    He was also the # 1 reason they won the national championship sounds like a good trade off to me ,how bout you HMG…………..

  458. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Lets see if it connected Harvin would likely have gone to jail for aggravated assault or something more serious depending on how much damage was caused.

  459. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    there was no reason for Chilly to cut Moss, he’s now only making one million for the year for san fran, that’s 3 times less than Jenkins is making. at least Moss might get his well deserved ring

  460. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    OK so you don’t care if a player kills a coach or a team mate or some one else as long as they win games.

  461. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    i was upset when they cut Moss too. just because Moss was brave enough to speak the truth about chilly

  462. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    At least the org is doing the right thing if they are thinking of trading Harvin by saying they want him back and that there are no problems with him. Otherwise that would greatly reduce his trade value.

  463. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Harvin will not hurt anyone, he just wants to win-end of story

  464. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    This is why society is so F*CKED UP.

  465. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I hated Chilly and would tell him to his face he was an awful coach but endangering some ones health crosses a line.

  466. By die hard 67 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    @hmg ARE YOU BEING SERIOUS !! Somebody getting killed get real dude…..

  467. By die hard 67 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hmg you are truly an idiot……………wow………….

  468. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    At least the org is doing the right thing if they are thinking of trading Harvin by saying they want him back and that there are no problems with him. Otherwise that would greatly reduce his trade value.
    _______________________________________________________________
    Agree.

  469. By habs001 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    If the Packers and Broncos only had a qb they would win the SB just like the Vikings…Some posters actually believe the Vikings have a SB team accept for the qb position…Some posters really have no idea on roster talent…

  470. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Harvin has no crimminal record whatsoever, you can’t say that about many of the nfl players today

  471. By vikes- or - die on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Whats this about Harvin throwing weights at a coach? I find that hard to believe. When did this happen?

  472. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    If you continue to over look a person destructive behavior then sooner or later it will escalate.
    It is basic Psychology.
    This is easily show cased by the walking train wreck Lindsay Lohan.

  473. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Look it up @vikes- or – die.

  474. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    How is that not taunting by Watt.

  475. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    vikinsgrule– get a grip dude. You know nothing of how to navigate life– people like you are what make this world a worse place to live.

  476. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    The Lloyd call was terrible

  477. By die hard 67 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    HMG GET OFF YOUR SOAP BOX OR GET OFF THE SITE YOUR THE ONE WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES…………

  478. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Fine so you don’t have to search for it here is the report.

    http://m.1500espn.com/pages/sportswire.php?sID=4514

  479. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Welker making up for those 4 drops

  480. By die hard 67 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Dude shut the H up dumb ace………………

  481. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Another report about Harvin and Fraizer friction.

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Pelissero_Percy_Harvins_injury_was_legitimate_but_future_uncertain122012

  482. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    BE SANE AND SERIOUS -i can bet i’m much more successful than you, do you have a 6 figgure job and live in a 2.1 million dollar house? you dum ba ss

  483. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I provide proof of the incident and you call me a dumb @ss.
    I just want him to get help so he will no have trouble in the future.
    Just cause you are a pro athlete does not mean you should be exempt from rules.

  484. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    i was calling BE SANE AND SERIOUS a dum b ass

  485. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I would guess that if they decide to pay Harvin it will be heavily incentive laced to avoid his injury issues as well as any “crybabyness” and not playing or not playing hard.

  486. By Shawn on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Well Matt Birk, Big Mac, and Sugar Ray still in the mix for a Super Bowl ring. Im rooting for Birk mostly but respect Ray Lewis’ game and McKinnie was a Viking so still like him …

  487. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I was referring to @die hard 67.

  488. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    that would be ok with me

  489. By Shawn on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Actually nevermind … CAN WE PLEASE JUST END THE SEASON AND GET TO FREE AGENCY :)

  490. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    McKinnie is good, the vikings should of paid him, Birk just wanted to leave

  491. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Vikingsrule– You complete moron– judging success by the size of your bank account? Money making is one of the easiest things to do, what a moron.

  492. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Birk left because of his dislike of Chilly. Which is the right way to go about things.

  493. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Vikingsrule– You complete moron– judging success by the size of your bank account? Money making is one of the easiest things to do, what a moron. There are thugs, criminals, high school drop outs etc who make more money than you– what does that prove? You cannot even write properly. Make your money but clueless on life.

  494. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    making money isn’t easy, you moron

  495. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    the top 1 percent have 99 percent of the wealth for a reason

  496. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Yes first to make money you need the right type of plates, ink, paper.
    Making money is very hard unless you work at the mint. Although if you don’t work there then they call it forgery.

  497. By vikes- or - die on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    We have good leadership. I believe Frazier will make the right decision concerning Harvin. But it’s really up to Harvin. The NFL dosen’t tolerate ill behavior for long like it use to. There is to much talent in the league and to much money involved. Is it worth the risk. I would think so. But only time will tell.

  498. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Then the secret service starts to follow you around. Which is really annoying…

  499. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ok joking aside most jobs require hard work.

  500. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    It really is up to Harvin if he wants to get help. Hopefully he makes the right choice gets his head right then continues to be a dominate player for the Vikings.

  501. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    most GOOD jobs require a masters degree, most people who are worth millions are not dummys or crimminals

  502. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Making money by concept and theory is one of the easiest things to do. Below is a quick little lesson. Moron– it means nothing of your intelligence or your character if you make a little money.

    Find your niche– understand your vision and set goals appropriately. Understand and perfect your skills through knowledge and select only positive people of purpose around you— keep your vision in front of you and do not waver. Learn money– respect and understand it. Become financially literate. Live well under your means– pay yourself first. Keep a cash only mentality and stay out of debt. From paying yourself, at intervals, take that money and invest in stocks and property as well as business. Work for yourself– understand your business better and better– always continually improve. Making money by concept and theory is one of the easiest things to do. Make residual income– make sure that while you are sleeping or playing, your money is making money– leverage your time. While others are working 40 hours for 40 hours of wages, you are working 60 hours for 200 hours of wages. Broaden your streams of income– make sure you have at least seven to eight sources of income– 14 is more optimal. And be generous– give unto others consistently.

  503. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I really want him to.

  504. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I’m ready for FA too. It will be interesting to see who we go after, if anyone. I’d say we are more likely to go after Levitre than Bowe.

  505. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    they might go after Wallace too

  506. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Levitre is the only guy who is worth a ton of money. He is an elite LG and not a head case like Bowe who will drop p@sses if he does not like his QB.

  507. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    And the fact that you, Vikesrule, lash out how successful you are as defined by the price of your house, just shows how lost you really are. Sad.

  508. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    do you have 14 sources of income ?

  509. By vikings rule on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    bet you don’t

  510. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    If you can do computer programming you can make easy money.
    All you really need to know is the rules\wording that pertain to the language you are writing the program in.

  511. By PurplHaze on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway … I’d like Levitre better than Bowe for sure! Our O-line STILL needs help to become elite. In my opinion, our best O-line players are Kalil and Sullivan.

  512. By Jimmy on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Serious attacking people based on income. Or saying some one is not successful in life depending on your values means nothing. Your values are not there values.

  513. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wallace is an interesting guy but does he fit Musgravy’s offense?
    Drops the ball between 3-4 times a year on average.

  514. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I have about 8 sources. Working on adding a few more.

  515. By Erik the Red on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah, being in the DC area, was in one of the large malls and got to watch the end of the Ravens game. Great fun actually, seeing as the Skins got beat, seems most people are rooting for them (as am I). Also I’ve always been a fan of Ray Lewis. Anyway, back to Vikes football, can’t wait for the draft. I feel like if we can get some more solid picks like Kalil, Smith, and Walsh, we will be solid. The only question will be our QB. But seriously, get some more WR options, and see how he does from there. Also bring in a veteran QB if we can’t draft a good second option in the draft.

  516. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    That would give us quite a line. Then slide Johnson to RG since he is still under contract, or have a competition between him and an OG we take in the draft. AD2.5k could be realistic. Plus give Ponder a bit more time in the pocket.

  517. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wallace doesn’t fit in our system or our team. We don’t need another short speedy guy.

  518. By dee jay born on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    i’m wondering who’s gonna be our LB’s next season. we’re straight with Chad Greenway,but since Jasper Greenway & Erin Henderson are free agents,who’s gonna fill those 2 spots at the SAM & MIKE positions..

  519. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    It’s conflicts like this which make this blog so interesting. Admit it.

  520. By PurplHaze on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Improving our O-line will allow Ponder to really progress into the QB we’re all hoping he’ll become! Then get thar deep ball threat and watch him surprise a lot of people!

  521. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    @BSAS/Titus
    Maybe if it did not degrade into calling each other dumb @sses or Morons.

  522. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Instead of bashing the idea of trading Harvin why not try looking up those guys I listed it would lead to at least a respectful discussion.

  523. By Immure on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    H.M.G.- We actually gave up both of our 6th round picks to Arizona for Jefferson and a 7th rounder.

  524. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Link immure?

  525. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Immure
    That is nuts. Why?
    I thought it was only a conditional pick. That really does blow.

  526. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman said they swapped picks not that they gave up 3. So I don’t believe it, provide the link.

  527. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I agree HMG. I got a bit carried away, but the mentality that success in life is revealed by the size of my house really hit a raw nerve– Anyone can become a millionaire in this country– it is not that hard, but most people think it is sooo hard and do not take the effort to do a few simple changes– like who their friends are, their financial literacy, and having goals to properly use their energy.

  528. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Speaking of which– my one business requires some of my attention right now– even though I do not like working on the Sabbath.

  529. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Yes can we get a link. That would sound like we got hosed in this deal. Spielman would not allow that. At least I think he is too smart to let that happen.

  530. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Go Texans!

  531. By PurplHaze on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8326902/arizona-cardinals-trade-cb-aj-jefferson-minnesota-vikings-pick

    ESPN says otherwise, Immure

  532. By dee jay born on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    it would be interesting to see how Greg Childs comes back from his knee injury. he maybe the big WR we need without having to spend for one,and use that money to get Levitre…

  533. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    @dee jay born
    Hopefully he does come back. He seems to have the drive to at least give it a try.

  534. By PurplHaze on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    So, yesterday arrogance (Green Bay) was eliminated from the playoffs, and today jaw jacking and gum flapping (Seattle) was eliminated. Now we can watch teams compete that are REALLY interested in winning the big game!

  535. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think Childs will be able to do anything til mid season

  536. By Erik the Red on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    @ PurplHaze

    If the Texans can somehow beat the Patriots, I really won’t mind who wins (although I will be pulling for the Ravens).

  537. By PurplHaze on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I want San Fran to win, but if New England wins this game, I believe they’ll take it all.

  538. By dee jay born on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    @H.M.G. & Parkway..i haven’t been following too much college WR prospects this year. who’s coming out this year that’s worth looking at??

  539. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Early: Justin Hunter, Keenan Allen, Cordarelle Patterson, Da’Rick Rogers, Quinton Patton, Terrance Williams.

    A few later guys like Melette and Jordan Matthews and Rodney Smith.

  540. By Immure on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    H.M.G. I read about it on Dailynorseman dot com. Not sure how reliable the source is but here is the link anyways.

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2013/1/13/3871666/minnesota-vikings-2013-nfl-draft-selections

  541. By dee jay born on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    thanks Parkway…i’ll be on the lookout for those guys..

  542. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Okay I can believe that, that means we gave up our 2 6ths for Jefferson AND AZ’s 7th, not that we gave up 3 picks for him.

  543. By dee jay born on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway…you have any thoughts on our LB situation (besides Chad Greenway) next season??

  544. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    djb: I only see us resigning one of Brinkley and Henderson. We’ll draft a LB in the first 3 rounds but it will depend on who they want to keep and where players fall in the draft.

    Could end up trading down for Minter (ILB) in the first round or maybe getting Khasaam Greene (OLB) in the 2nd round. But there are also guys like Nico Johnson and Shayne Skov in the 3/4 rounds that we could end up with depending on how players fall into place.

  545. By dee jay born on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway…it would be cool to get someone from the draft,but people have forgotten about Audie Cole. i think if given a shot he might do alright in this cover2 scheme we can’t seem to let go…

  546. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah I’d love to see him compete for a spot

  547. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hard to say where he is at after not seeing him after the preseason. His main downside is that he is a bit slow. But he had good cover skills coming out of college which is something we really need an upgrade in at the LB positions. Even though he was playing against 2nd/3rd stringers, he must have some good instincts getting back to back pick 6’s in the preseason.

  548. By dee jay born on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway..you think Kevin Williams is near done? or just had a subpar season and needs a better DT besides him to come back better next season?

  549. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I think he’s near done. Having a dominant player next to him will obviously help him out, but he needs his salary cut in half to remain on the team next season.

  550. By dee jay born on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway…that’s why i liked Audie Cole. i think he would fit well in cover 2,even as a blitzing LB…

  551. By dee jay born on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway…as far as Kevin Williams,i think he has 1 more good year in him,but that’s it. even if his salary gets cut,i think his role next year is gonna be reduced somehow,but he will still have a good year ,not a Pro-Bowl type of year though…

  552. By PurplHaze on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Justin Hunter, Cordarelle Patterson, and Quinton Patton are the cream of the WR crop, Parkway. At least in my opinion.

  553. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ravens have always played the Patriots well– don’t be so sure Ravens won’t get to the Superbowl. AND I don’t think Atlanta can win it all. I think it will be the Ravens who win the Superbowl.

  554. By dee jay born on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway…thanks for your insight on things…peace..

  555. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Patterson and Rogers are the most talented, but we’ll see how it translates to the NFL and if Rogers can stay out of trouble.

  556. By PurplHaze on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I gotta believe Pattersons gonna be our guy, based on where he’s projected to go in the draft. We REALLY need a guy like that.

  557. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Pats well on their way to the SB. Gronk is another big loss 2 years straight

  558. By PurplHaze on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I’m gonna predict it will be Patriots vs 49ers in the SB, and the 49ers for the win. Not daring enough to predict a score though. LOL

  559. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah I’d like Patterson in the first then go Khaseem Greene (OLB) in the 2nd.

  560. By VikesShield on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    F#CK IM P!SS PATRIOTS WON. IM SICK OF SEEING THE DAM PATRIOTS IN THE SUPERBOWL. I really wanted Texans to win. They are my 2nd favorite team. F#CK I HOPE RAY LEWIS OBLIVERATES TOM BRADY AND THE G@Y ASS PATRIOTS. Now I’m rooting for the 49ners

  561. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ravens will upset the Patriots– you heard it here first.

  562. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    That prediction is quite the contrary to your name

  563. By Spencer on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wouldn’t really be an upset, Titus.

  564. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    @dee jay born
    Patterson has the highest upside but is very raw route running.
    Patton is a complete WR great hands, route running, toughness, and speed.
    Rogers would be a 1st round guy if not for his past drug test failure.
    Wheaton is a speedy guy with pretty good hands and decent route running.
    Mellete is a big 6’4 and has great route running and hands only real question is that he is coming from a small school Elon.
    Hopkins is another guy with good hands and speed but route running needs work.

  565. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    @dee jay born
    LBs Olgeltree(round 1) and Greene(round 2) both have previous played safety but after they continued to grow they switched to LB where both have excelled. I would say Greene is probably better in coverage and better against the run. But Ogletree has the higher upside while being a little raw still.
    Other guys like Tom Wort, Arthur Brown, and Kyle Van Noy are mid round guys who could be nice additions.

  566. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer, I think so. I think if Atlanta wins, it will be an upset. Atlanta and Ravens in the Superbowl– with the Ravens taking it all.

  567. By H.M.G. on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    @ Immure
    Thanks for the link. It does sound reasonable given how much he played that it would lead to giving up 2 6ths and taking their 7th. So really only lose of 1 possible practice squad player. Although the have had some what decent success with those late round guys contributing. Even though Brinkley has not been great while Sanford has improved. Looking forward to the development of Audie Cole.

  568. By VikesShield on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ravens and 49ners in the Superbowl. I hate matt Ryan. Colin kaepernick will run for 180 yards.

  569. By Spencer on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Atlanta is the #1 seed, they may be “Underdogs” but if they win it would be hard to call it an “upset.”

  570. By Spencer on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Titus, should we take sports out of college?

    Give me your words of wisdom.

  571. By john 61 on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    pats – falcons, pats win buy 21

  572. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Sports are a great learning experience– just like anything, there is room for better safeguards and oversight, but just because there are some excesses or greed, does not mean it should be eliminated.

  573. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I am gearing up for the season– cycled the past six days straight and slowly increasing. Everyone should be at a high level of fitness– it helps in so many ways, especially in the mind and well being.

  574. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I think the Ravens are one of the very few teams that can go into New England and beat the Patriots. After how well their defense played against Manning, it is no so hard to imagine Brady may struggle. I think Brady is the better QB– may be the best QB in the league. But the Ravens are on a mission. Ravens 24, Patriots 21.

  575. By Spencer on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I guessed wrong, I thought you would go along the route of sports have nothing to do with schools or education and is only a distraction. And that sports” programs should be deleted at all schools – including colleges.

  576. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I think sports adds to a college– its culture and competitive spirit. It is a nice amenity for those who want to compete and those who want to be spectators.

  577. By Spencer on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ah, Professor Titus, giving us the good word.

  578. By Spencer on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Anyways, as I watched this weekend I kept thinking, we could win the whole thing if we had Brady, Manning, Ryan, Wilson, Rodgers, etc. With one of those guys our D is good enough. The Vikings have to decide; will Ponder develop into what we need, or do we go get someone who will.

  579. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    So, Spencer, question for you. What do you think about the whole murder incident around Ray Lewis?

  580. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    When you see QBs like Kapernick and Wilson come out and play so well, it is a bit alarming — you see Webb who has played in a number of games, a few big ones like the Monday night at TCF or the Tuesday night at Philly– who has played and been on the team three years and then he goes out and can do nothing. Then Ponder goes out and does okay, but nothing like some of these other ones. If I know Spielman, I bet if he sees a good QB, he will bring in one to compete with Ponder and MBT.

  581. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder is number 17 on the ESPN QB rating system for the season.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/qbr

  582. By Spencer on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    My take on the Ray Lewis thing is that he’s still a murderer or accomplice to murder. It was his limo, his body guards. Their blood on his “un-found” white suit that was thrown away or burned. His friend got paid to take the fall.

  583. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Interesting Spencer. One thing for sure– is the truth was hidden.

  584. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    It’s only fitting for Brady to end Ray’s career.

  585. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Why is that Parkway?

  586. By Erik the Red on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Well Spencer, he wasn’t proven of it, and that’s not to say guilty people are named innocent, but he has done a great deal of good things for the community and what not. I’m rooting for the Ravens all the way, and I think the whole deal with R. Lewis makes it even more interesting to watch, seems like there is so much more emotion in their play. And as someone said before, I’m tired of the Patriots getting to the Super Bowl, I have a friend who is a Pats fan, and I very much like him not having the ability to gloat about it

  587. By Erik the Red on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    not to say that guilty people are never named innocent by accident*
    meant to say it like that, my mistake xD

  588. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    You will notice that the QBs remaining in the playoffs seem to have all day to throw… where is Fred to tell us of the importance of the O line?

  589. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I am staying with my pick of the Ravens. I think San Fran is the better team, but San Fran is not as effective in a dome– but if we listen to the Parkway world view, everything is a conspiracy. I think a Harbaugh Superbowl was planned from the start of the season.

  590. By Parkway on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    I think it is more than likely we sign Levitre

  591. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway, I am curious about your Brady- Lewis comment– please answer my question.

  592. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Eagles are looking at Billick. And this announcer does not speak highly about Brian.

    http://www.csnphilly.com/xfinity/Source-Eagles-interviewed-Brian-Billick?blockID=823033&feedID=704

  593. By BE SANE AND SERIOUS on Jan 13, 2013 | Reply

    Bring Billick in as offensive coordinator-

  594. By SmileyStar on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder needs to pray AP has dreams of 2500 yards for next season. It’s the only way Ponder gets to keep his job. Ponder has had worse games this season than Webb vs the Packers. There is a great article that calls for Musgrave’s head for not calling more Webb run plays. For not utilizing Webb’s skill set. Webb’s got potential, unbelievable raw talent, it’s a disgrace that that the coaching staff hasn’t done anything to grow Webb. Making Ponder the untouchable starter. Forcing Webb to sit in the Pocket this season. Webb wasn’t a pocket passer in college. I swear during the game, the receivers the receivers had an ‘oh sh!t ‘ moment, when they realized that Webb actually saw them. Their routes sucked, they looked like deer in the headlights surprised that the ball was coming freeze and watch the ball hit the turf. The overthrow the receiver clearly let off the gas as he made his break, not expecting the ball. Webb’s not Ponder, Webb makes his reads top down, not bottom up. I expect to see Webb back next season and fans to question Ponders starting job in the preseason after seeing Webb put on a show or two…

  595. By North Star on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Smiley, I agree with you. Just hope that Frazier gets his head out of his ass.

  596. By North Star on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Watching Colin Kaepernick play reminded me of the way Joe Webb has done almost the same type of play action. When Colin did it, it was “Hurrah”. Let Joe do the same and it is: No, No, No, don’t do that! I expect to see Webb again.

    I like Joe. Given the same chance Ponder had. Wait and see.

    On another note, I want Harvin returned in active status. An exciting person!

  597. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Webb had his big shot…
    Webb failed miserably…

    Time to say….

    Goodbye ~ Joe Webb…
    So long ~ Aromashudo…
    Adios ~ Burton…

  598. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    PAY PERCY

  599. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Stop talking about Ponder’s/Webb’s play and focus on the real problem, Musgrave.

  600. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Will Spielman own up to his mistakes…
    And get rid of Carlson, and not bring back Simpson this coming season ???…

    And if Spielman does get rid of Carlson (either by trade or out right release)…Would he draft another TE to take his place ??…

    TE Tyler Eifert….6′- 6″.. 250 lbs…4.7…40 yd dash…

    Eifert is a Notre Dame TE prospect (Spielman loves Norte Dame players) that is supposed to have even more ability in the passing game than Kyle Rudolf coming into the draft…

    Just some food for thought…. ;-)

  601. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    BPA

  602. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Best Player Available

  603. By vikefan on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    My opinion on the draft
    Round 1) Middle Linebacker (its a must)
    Round 2) Wide Receiver
    Round 3) Right Offensive Tackle, Move Loadholt to Guard
    Round 4) Back up or Potential future QB (Competition)
    Round 4) Best Corner Available
    Remaining) BPA

  604. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1484035-minnesota-vikings-is-christian-ponder-a-franchise-quarterback

  605. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1483013-breaking-down-the-vikings-2013-salary-cap-wheres-the-money-best-spent

  606. By vikefan on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    I am missing a post.
    So to restate fast.
    1) Vikings have a Salary Cap. To pay Percy must be reasonable.
    a) Does Percy want to play for the Vikings
    b) Will his attitude (sidelines) and health (head ache) change
    c) Percy does have trade value
    2) Joe Webb is very athletic
    a) Webb is not a QB (for arguments sake, what team would trade for him as a QB)
    b) If Webb can catch, Maybe as a Receiver.
    3) The Vikings needs MLB, WR, OT, CB, QB, DT (note location of DT)
    a) The Defensive line does not need to be addressed. (there is even depth)
    b) The Vikings run 4-3 defense, MLB is the backbone. (look at team defenses with strong MLB histories) We need one.
    c) We to stretch the field with size, speed, and hands. A great young WR.

  607. By vikings rule on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Webb can’t catch, that is a proven fact

  608. By vikings rule on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    also, the vikings will never go deep in the playoffs with Ponder as qb

  609. By vikings rule on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    i see san francisco winning 5 more superbowls with Colin Kaepernick as qb

  610. By vikings rule on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    the nfc west is the new nfc powerhouse division with great new qb’s

  611. By vikings rule on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    will san fran win their 6th ring this year? absolutely

  612. By Parkway on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    This one is better OTK and goes into much deeper analysis:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1434206-christian-ponder-cant-cut-it-for-minnesota-vikings-so-what-comes-next

  613. By vikings rule on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder’s early numbers also appear to match Joe Ferguson, Joey Harrington and Rick Mirer—a less than impressive list

  614. By Carl K on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings rule- Joe Webb can’t catch???? you don’t know what you are talking about!!!

    At UAB Webb started 6 games at WR in his second year. In 3 of those games Joe had 5 or more receptions and 85 or more yards. 2 of those games were agianst Florida State and Michigan State. In those 2 games Webb had 12 receptions for 187 yards and 2 TDs.

    16 of his 30 reception that years went for 15 yards or more. Webb is a playmaker!

  615. By Carl K on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    North star- The big difference between the way Colin Kaepernick played and the way Joe Webb played was preparation.

    I will give credit to Jim Harbaugh for preparing Kaepernick and utilizing his strengths.

    I think it is time we look to bring in an offensive minded coach like Mike Mularkey to help jump start our passing game!

  616. By Parkway on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    No doubt on bringing in an offensive minded coach…. need a new OC in the worst way…

  617. By vikings rule on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    How should the Vikings approach the Christian Ponder problem?

    Let Ponder start at the beginning of the 2013 season

    31.9%

    Pick a quarterback in the first round

    21.3%

    Pick a quarterback in a later round

    20.7%

    Let Webb start at the beginning of the 2013 season

    26.1%

    Total votes: 652

  618. By Carl K on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    We need to move Webb to WR.

    Draft WR Coredarrelle Paterson.

    Sign Matt Moore or Tyler Thigpen to backup Ponder.

    Bring in a proven offensive coach like Mike Mularkey (former Vikings tight end).

    Trade up to draft ILB Kevin Minter.

  619. By Troutdaddy on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    @Northstar… Webb isnot even close to the level of Kaepernick. Webb can run, but Kaepernick goes through each read and can at least run the entire offense and throw the ball. I am stil wondering why in the heck Alex Smith got benched, but it hasn’t done any harm. Also, kinda funny to see the above predictions from Wobbs goe completely the opposite direction. I was surprised Seattle got beat. The Bronco’s are probably wishing they would have tried a few more plays before the OT period. They blew it. I am not sure i the 49ers can go all the way this year. I think if New England can give Brady time to pass, then they are going to be a favorite this year.

  620. By Carl K on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Troutdaddy- reading a defense and going through progressions needs to be taught. Joe has never been properly prepared to be a pocket QB.

    We do NOT have an offensive minded coach that can develop a quality QB.
    I believe Ponder and Webb would look outstanding under Jim Harbaugh’s coaching!

  621. By vikings rule on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder doesn’t have a skill set, no coach could improve ponder

  622. By Parkway on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Great point Carl. Not surprising that our QB hasn’t progressed at all in 2 years with a defensive minded head coach and a completely inept OC.

    Alex Smith finally emerged as a decent QB as soon as Harbaugh came along and then Harbaugh makes a 2nd round QB into an emerging superstar.

  623. By vikings rule on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    defense can no longer win superbowls.

  624. By vikings rule on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    a running game with hardly any passing can’t win a superbowl either

  625. By vikings rule on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    read option qb’s are the future. high schools and colleges all over the nation will turn to it

  626. By Vikings1 on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    It appears that we have the 23rd pick in the 2013 NFL Draft according to NFL Network. Also I agree that we need another OC and a new QB coach and I feel that we need to address another DT in the earlier rounds, we have enough average DT’s now, welcome any comments!

  627. By Carl K on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings1- Our DT’s might be average… but the Vikings do a good job rotating them in and out. We don’t have a DT that is a true every down player ,but I think that is ok.
    I will say that the Vikings should draft a big run stuffer to complement that rotaional system they have developed with Ballard and Griffen getting action on passing situations.

    I think the Vikings will look to draft a run stuffer in rounds 2-4.

  628. By Vikings1 on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    @Carl K

    That is very true but we have very little pass rush fro the DT’s we have now and I agree that a big run stuffer should allow the DE’s to have more success. Anyway we had much more improvement over last year and I really like what DC Williams is doing with the defense, cannot wait until the draft, have a nice day.

  629. By vikefan on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings rule,
    I feel so sorry for you… You have posted all day about our QB’s. Then all the posting wont change a thing. I have a percentage for you.. Barring any injury. The percentage that Christian Ponder will start next season.. Any guesses? 100% He’s the franchise QB. Oh, not quite sure on this didnt feel like looking up the facts. Aaron Rodgers numbers his first couple years are worse than Ponders. What I am saying is that it took Rodgers a few years to get into the groove. So shall Ponder. Sorry

  630. By vikefan on Jan 14, 2013 | Reply

    Carl K,
    I like your thinking. We need a middle linebacker. Patterson would be an outstanding addition. A veteran quarterback could only help Ponders progression. And for defensive lineman. I would expect later rounds. We still need to much in to may positions.

  631. By Carl K on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings1- The guys that took turns lining up at DT for the Vikings this year had a combine 15 sacks. Not bad.

    Would I take a stud DT high in the draft? You bet. Do I think a 4th round rotational DT could fit? Yes.

    Speilman can go any direction with DT and I would be ok…
    BUT he must get WRs and LBs help! That is a must have in my opiniion.

  632. By Vikings1 on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    @Carl K

    Thanks for the information, didn’t know that they had that many sacks from the DT position. But I still would like to see us draft a big run stuffer like former Viking Pat Williams. I also agree that we definitely need WR’s and LB help, have a nice day!

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