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Putting The Senior Bowl In Proper Perspective

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 24, 2013 – 4:54 am

A busy few days of covering the Senior Bowl concludes on Thursday and I’ll make the trek from Alabama back home to Minnesota. Heading into Senior Bowl week we put together a list of 10 players to watch during the week. It’s only appropriate, then, that when the festivities subside in Mobile after Saturday night’s game we craft a list of 10 players who indeed impressed during the week. Look for that on Sunday.

But I also wanted to take a moment to put the Senior Bowl and the days of practices leading up to the game on Saturday night into perspective. It’s important to remember – for coaches and scouts, observers such as myself and fans – that this week is one part of the process. It’s tempting to write final judgments and draw conclusions on some of these players after having a laser focus on them for a few straight days. But the more prudent course of action in evaluating these players is to weight what’s happened over the past few days appropriately compared to the body of work these players have put together over their college careers.

Did Sylvester Williams dominate at times this week? Absolutely. But does that mean he’ll dominate in a similar way each week in the NFL? Not necessarily. Coaches and scouts must add what’s happened down here in Mobile to their catalogue of information on this year’s draft prospects, and that catalogue is large at this stage in the game.

The Senior Bowl almost serves as a kickoff to the pre-draft season for many of us who’ve concentrated on the NFL over the past 6+ months. But to the dedicated scouts who’ve been analyzing and studying these players for years, the Senior Bowl is just one piece to the puzzle, and it’s closer to the end of the process than the beginning.

My point is not to diminish what happens at the Senior Bowl – not at all. This is an important part of the process of evaluating players, especially given the record number of underclassmen set to come out in this year’s draft. But it’s also important to keep things in perspective and not hyper-analyze what we’ve seen over the last 4+ days and let it out weight what these players have done and the hard-working scouts have seen over the last several years.


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509 Responses to “Putting The Senior Bowl In Proper Perspective”

  1. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Well put Mike. Even after this process you can still never be 100 percent sure in a prospect. I trust Spielman can find the right ones more often than the wrong ones.

    We can say all we want about who they should pick. I always say draft the best player available, but they have their own board of players they want. Spielman will draft the best player available on his board.

  2. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    PAY PERCY

  3. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Would we want Revis?

  4. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Percy for Revis? Jets keep Tebow. Maybe add in a late round pick?

  5. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    I just hope Spielman cab get something good for a draft pick in trading Harvin…
    Before he starts talking again…Like another WR with a similar attitude…

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1496365-is-titus-young-tweeting-his-way-out-of-the-nfl

  6. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    cab=can

  7. By Parkway on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    It’s likely we trade down and could end up with 2 2nds and 2 3rds. Could look something like this:

    2nd: Hopkins (WR)
    2nd: Brown (OLB)
    3rd: Spence (DT)
    3rd: Alford (OG)
    4th: Wreh – Wilson (CB)

    Add in Levitre and Ponder will be able to read a book in the pocket.

  8. By Parkway on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Warford*

  9. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    What happens with Harvin…Will have a major impact on the Vikings draft stratigy…I wonder how long it will take for fans to find out what happens in that situation ???….

    Signing Levitre ~ or finding a way to get Fitzgerald into a Vikings uniform…
    Would be a huge coup for Spielman and the Vikings !!!..

    Where as signing petulant Percy to a big contract…Might be the Vikings biggest franchise mistake…
    Since making the Hershal Walker trade ???…imo…

  10. By Parkway on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    With Levitre and Warford next year AD is guaranteed the rushing record.

  11. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway….

    Keep an eye on guards Quessenberry (sorry if I got the spelling wrong on your name young man) and Thorton in the senior bowl practices today…Especially the Quessenberry kid…They would look good in the 4th round area for the Vikings…imo…

    Maybe even a little earlier…As the draft process continues… ;-)

  12. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    I do like Warford also…

  13. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Fisher has the looks of a real stud at OT….I think the Cards would be crazy to pass on that young man if he is available at number 7 in the first round of the draft…And decide to reach for a QB instead…

    From what I have seen of OT Fisher…He is the real deal !!!

  14. By H.M.G. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/SeniorBowl/reports/Practices/South-123.php

  15. By H.M.G. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/SeniorBowl/reports/Practices/North-123.php

  16. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Wobbs hasn’t said a word about the play of CB Trufant and WR Wheaton ???…

    I see plenty of talent in those to young men also…

    Solid group of CB’s and WR’s this senior bowl…But it is early…The CB’s seem to be sitting on short routes being run by the WR’s…

    It will be fun when the combine starts up…

  17. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    two=to

  18. By Parkway on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Sanders Commings as a late round guy

  19. By H.M.G. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    By Parkway on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    It’s likely we trade down and could end up with 2 2nds and 2 3rds. Could look something like this:

    2nd: Hopkins (WR)
    2nd: Brown (OLB)
    3rd: Spence (DT)
    3rd: Alford (OG)
    4th: Wreh – Wilson (CB)

    Add in Levitre and Ponder will be able to read a book in the pocket.
    _______________________________________________________________

    Patton over Hopkins.Hopkins is fast and has good hands but Patton is better at running his routes and is faster in and out of his breaks with great hands.
    I am guessing Brown is Arthur Brown and I would be fine with him.
    Replace Spence (Spence is not as good as Williams) with Brandon Williams dude has a non stop motor and eats people for breakfast.
    In the 3rd CB Robert Alford. Just as fast as Robinson and a bit bigger.
    Then OG/T Jordan Mills. Very nasty. Very powerful. Pretty good in pass protection. Would pair nicely with Loadholt on the right side of the offensive line.
    Could go S Shawn Williams with the other 4th. He brings almost as much physicality as Harrison Smith does. WRs would be scared to go deep with this secondary.

  20. By Parkway on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    I like how Hopkins goes up and attacks the ball. He plays much bigger than his height and that is the kind of guy we need.

  21. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Hopkins and Patton would be a perfect pair of WR’s for the Vikes in this draft…

    And might be possible scenario…If Harvin is traded…

  22. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    How about Sly Williams in the first round…And Brandon Williams in the 4th round ???…

    A new and very forceful ~ “Williams wall” is leading the way (again) for the Vikings the next decade… ;-)

  23. By H.M.G. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Patton also attacks the ball. He knows how to make adjustment to it when in the air and his toughness is unquestionable.
    I would like both but if I can only choose on it would be Patton.
    He will not let his QB down!

  24. By H.M.G. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    No to Sly. Brandon in the 3rd maybe 2nd.

  25. By Parkway on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah I like Patton too I’d be happy with either. We’ll see where their draft stock goes after the combine.

  26. By H.M.G. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Sly is soft.

  27. By H.M.G. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    People may bash Patton on his 40 time but he plays fast.
    Guys like Jerry Rice and Cris Carter did not have good 40 times but they played fast and worked coverages by their route running.

  28. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Cost-Effective Moves the Minnesota Vikings Can Make This Offseason By Tim Arcand(Featured Columnist) on January 20, 2013

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1493290-cost-effective-moves-the-minnesota-vikings-can-make-this-offseason#/articles/1493290-cost-effective-moves-the-minnesota-vikings-can-make-this-offseason

  29. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Supreme Court OK required for Vikings stadium financing
    Posted: 9:29 am Mon, May 21, 2012
    By Paul Demko

    Read more: http://finance-commerce.com/2012/05/supreme-court-ok-required-for-vikings-stadium-financing/#ixzz2IuY9H3kQ

  30. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Why is there no new news about the supreme-courts actions on this issue?

  31. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Remember this? It has not gone away, and still worries me.

    “According to legal and finance experts, the court potentially could take two courses of action that would imperil the financing mechanism for the Vikings stadium: It could determine that the Supreme Court is not the right venue to initially consider the matter. That would kick the issue down to a lower court and potentially drag out the matter for an extended time period.
    Or the court could determine that appropriation bonds are unconstitutional and rule them out completely. If that happens, it’s uncertain how the state would cover its share of the nearly $1 billion stadium. The Legislature would almost certainly have to take action to provide a different funding mechanism. “I don’t think there’s any way to make [the stadium bill] work if appropriation bonds are not the vehicle,” said one veteran budget watcher. “

    Read more: http://finance-commerce.com/2012/05/supreme-court-ok-required-for-vikings-stadium-financing/#ixzz2IuZsrA70

  32. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    If the bonds are unconstitutional will the state have to take the money out of the general fund to put up their park of the stadium, I wonder how the tax payers in Minnesota will react to that. Will your taxes go up to make sure Vikings get a new stadium? Will there be cuts to Governmental operations? All questions are still relevant until the supreme-court makes its decision. Why the wait, do the powers to be know the answer and do not want to let us know until the last possible moment?

  33. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    I know an old subject but relevant to this very day, it worries me knowing politicos as I do. What you see & hear is not what you get from this government, though you can count on getting the shaft; that is for sure. IMO that is, oh well I will hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

  34. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    SKOL Vikings.

  35. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry that should have been part not park.

  36. By Burnem on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    I’m glad see more people seeing this Brandon Williams like I did Trade down in first round dont forget Justin Hunter 6-4 205 looks a lot like AJ Green trade down and let the scouting and evaluation do its work

  37. By sandiamond on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    nfl network replay south practice 1 CT

  38. By RichardA1 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    A ten year old could of put together last years game plan! Harvin Peterson & Peterson then Harvin! give me a break, that was a joke! we need another randy moss! someone who is a deep threat. A few offensive disruptive linemen or linebackers. And review all the films, kick the players sitting around picking there ass off the team, the ones not giving 100% hiding in the shadows of the great ones! “Go Berzerk”

  39. By RichardA1 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Vikes have some really good coachs, I wonder if they can claim a few of these fired head coachs. Berzerk….the word is Berzerk, Berzerk Berzerk Berzerk!

  40. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Lagging Vikings stadium funds concern lawmakers

    “Atkins, who voted for the Vikings stadium plan when the Legislature approved it last spring, pointed out that lawmakers have only a few months if it becomes necessary to retool the bill. He said it was still too early to make that call, pointing out that the stadium bill did include backup revenue sources in the form of a sports-themed lottery and a stadium suite tax.”

    http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/16/lagging-vikings-stadium-funds-concern-lawmakers/

  41. By sandiamond on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Let’s draft one of those GA DB’s. Much, much value after the second round. Solid character guys coming from one of the best DEF in the country

    Sanders Commings CB
    Baccari Rambo S
    Shawn Williams S
    Branden Smith CB

  42. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings stadium e-pulltabs: Per-machine revenue falling far short of expectationsBy Aaron Rupar Wed., Jan. 16 2013 at 7:27 AM 11 CommentsCategories: Minnesota Politics

    “And if it’s ultimately concluded that e-pulltabs won’t be sufficient to fund the state’s portion of the $975 million Vikings stadium project? In the words of the Strib’s Baird Helgeson, we could be in for another “divisive, complex fight over the issue at the Capitol.”

    http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2013/01/vikings_stadium_e-pulltabs_per-machine_revenue_falling_far_short_of_expectations.php

  43. By Parkway on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    No doubt SD, we need to hit on our DBs much better than we have the past few years outside of Cook and Smith.

  44. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Will this be a here we go once more into the fray of battle for a new stadium? I hope not. SKOL Vikings

  45. By sandiamond on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    DB just as much of a need as DT,WR,OG, LB. Hope we can squeeze em all in by RD5. One more draft pick would mean so much this year

  46. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    What Are the Minnesota Vikings’ Needs in the 2013 NFL Draft?By Aaron Nagler(NFL National Lead Writer) on January 10, 2013

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1479069-what-are-the-minnestoa-vikings-needs-in-the-2013-nfl-draft

  47. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    We need a WR or two and then a DT.

  48. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    I will believe in the new stadium when I see it standing and the Vikings playing in it. Have a great day and SKOL Vikings.

  49. By 32frank12 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Will the stadium bill be destoryed or whats up with this whole thing about the funds coming up short? confused.

  50. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Looks like it may go back to the legislature to be retooled if the bonds are unconstitutional and the e-pull-tab fall short.

  51. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Starting to look like it is a here we go back to the drawing board, will we or will we not get a stadium. They knew that there was a possibility that they would fall short in getting the funds needed to pay for the stadium under this scam.

  52. By 32frank12 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    But they cannot take the bill out, we will still get a stadium right?…they just might re work the bill? am I getting that righ?

  53. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    I just hope they can work it out and not mess it up as all politicians’ seams to do.

  54. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    They will have to find a way to pay for the stadium and you know how that went last year. Without the funding there is no stadium, the Vikings are not going to pay for the stadium.

  55. By 32frank12 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Me too DRS!..I just read an article that was written by dailynorseman that said we will still get the stadium built but they might need to find more sources of money if it keeps fall shorting…so at least they cannot take the bill out.

  56. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Without the funding the law is useless.

  57. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Please read this.

    http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2013/01/vikings_stadium_e-pulltabs_per-machine_revenue_falling_far_short_of_expectations.php

  58. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    this is from that actical.

    These figures and projections will get their first legislative scrutiny today as the House Commerce Committee holds a hearing on the first four months of the e-pulltabs rollout effort.

    And if it’s ultimately concluded that e-pulltabs won’t be sufficient to fund the state’s portion of the $975 million Vikings stadium project? In the words of the Strib’s Baird Helgeson, we could be in for another “divisive, complex fight over the issue at the Capitol.”

    But last month, Gov. Dayton advised patience. As more bars install e-pulltabs, Dayton said he expects the revenue situation to “resolve itself.” Time will tell, but the early indications aren’t promising.

  59. By DRS. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    I do hope for it to resolve itself, though I do worry.

    Have a great day.

  60. By 32frank12 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    I hope so too but I seen that they only put e-tabs into like 120 locations and they are suppose to put them into like 2100 locations..so if they can get them into those locations they would be fine.
    Anways have a great day yourself DRS.

  61. By H.M.G. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    By sandiamond on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Let’s draft one of those GA DB’s. Much, much value after the second round. Solid character guys coming from one of the best DEF in the country

    Sanders Commings CB
    Baccari Rambo S
    Shawn Williams S
    Branden Smith CB
    ________________________________________________________________

    Commings has character issues so not him. But I would be fine with any of the other 3.
    Rambo will likely go day 2. Branden Smith had a good East-West Shrine game and likely will go around the 4th round. Williams could go round 3-4.
    I would prefer Williams. Did you see the 9on7 drill where he destroyed Stepfan Taylor and forced a fumble. He is an intense guy and would get the defense jacked up and ready to explode.

  62. By liito on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Which two wide receivers do you like best?

  63. By BlueBird7 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    DRS

    I can tell you what will happen on the funding issue of the Stadium!

    If the funding cannot be resolved by the pulltabs, ect, then the money grabbers
    will go after the taxpayers including the ones that don’t care about football.

    I see a long, drawen out fight for several years, on just WHO will foot the bill

    In other words that can be printed here, forget the schools, roads, bridges,
    Get that Billionaire Playpen up and running!

  64. By 32frank12 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    @Bluebird…so you think they will do anything to get the stadium up and running by ’16 no matter what they have to do?…bc I remember reading somewhere that the state cannot take the bill out of law since it has been signed into law..am I right?

  65. By Runway on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Bluebird, what are you talking about? The stadium is being built– architects have been chosen, contractors are being assigned. What in the world, dude?

  66. By BlueBird7 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    32frank

    That is correct, however, if there are NO Funds to contruct this monster, just how and who will build it? I do NOT see the owners of the Vikings stepping up. Do U?

  67. By BlueBird7 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Runway

    That is just great! Now tell me that the work would continue even if there are no funds to pay the bills?

  68. By Runway on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Of course, Bluebird– that is how it is done here in the USA. Haven’t you heard?

  69. By H.M.G. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    By liito on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Which two wide receivers do you like best?
    _____________________________________________________________
    Early guys:
    My favorite WR in the draft is Quinton “General” Patton. He is a complete WR.
    Hopkins is a good WR but needs work on his routes.
    Mid-round guys:
    Aaron Mellete is a big guy between 6’3-6’4 with really good hands and nice route running.
    Markus Wheaton is a fast little (5’11) bugger with pretty solid hands.

    I know you asked for 2 but I gave you 1 with 3 other guys who could be good.
    As long as we get Patton I will be happy and so will Ponder along with all of you that is how good he is.

  70. By Parkway on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Lamark Brown

  71. By sandiamond on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    hmg probably safety(best man up) should be delayed to those picks in rounds 4- 5 area. Corner one priority higher above for BPA draft pick. Thanks to harrison smith! think i still in 2012, not many draft picks this yr

  72. By H.M.G. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/seniorbowl/story/0ap1000000130606/article/desmond-trufants-draft-stock-soaring-ezekiel-ansah-too-raw
    Brandon Williams stock is soaring.
    Patton and Wheaton are plug and play guys.
    Other info that you yourselves can see by clicking this link.

  73. By vikings rule on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Gil Brandt ranked all the qb’s in the nfl., he ranked the top 25, ponder missed the cut

  74. By H.M.G. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Look at the last 2 guys we took that were plug and play guys. Matt Kalil and Harrison Smith. Take Patton in the first round and trade up in the second for Williams. WRs instantly along with DLine.
    Although if Harvin is trade for an early 2nd and 3rd and maybe a later round pick or a depth player then the Vikings could stand pat and draft Patton with the first pick Williams with the second pick and with our original 2nd round pick maybe get LB Arthur Brown. He is some what small but he flies around the field and lays the wood. With the early 3rd from this proposed Harvin trade the Vikings could select Wheaton. Then with the late 3rd draft LG Quessenberry (likely miss spelled San Jose St. college). Then with the first 4th round pick draft OT\G Jordan Mills. The late fourth can go for CB Demontre Hurst. With the 5th round pick S Erik Wollf. This is where the possible late pick from the proposed Harvin trade comes in 6th round P Ryan Allen. 7th BPA and other 7th BPA.
    So it would break down to this 2 immediate starters at WR with Patton and Wheaton. Jarius Wright would be the Slot guy. The DLine gets some young blood that can dominate in B. Williams. A new MLB who can cover almost any one. Probably the best young OLine with the addition of Quessenberry and Mills. A really good slot CB who is not afraid of attacking the running game. A safety who could likely when the starting position opposite of Smith and bring almost as physical a presents as Smith who is also a ball hawk. Plus a new punter in Allen who has a big leg but can control it. With two depth guys to finish it off.

  75. By BlueBird7 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    H.M.G.

  76. By BlueBird7 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    H.M.G.

    Soirry, will try again. You normally have interesting items. But do you mind

    if I bring my lunch while I read your last novel?

  77. By Parkway on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    It’s all about Lamark Brown

  78. By H.M.G. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    I know it was clogged up. Sorry next time I will try to have it in a more orderly fashion.

  79. By H.M.G. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Hopefully this looks more organized.
    Basically it says if Harvin is traded for a early 2nd and 3rd and possible a late round pick or depth player this is how I would want it to go.
    1st round WR Quinton Patton.
    Early 2nd from Harvin trade DT Brandon Williams.
    Original 2nd MLB Arthur Brown.
    Early 3rd from Harvin trade WR Markus Wheaton.
    Original 3rd LG Quessenberry.
    Early 4th round from trade last year OT\G Jordan Mills.
    Other 4th round CB Demontre Hurst.
    5th round S Erik Wollf.
    6th from the Harvin trade P Ryan Allen.
    7th from Cardinals trade BPA.
    7th BPA.
    With these picks the Vikings will have 2 immediate starters at WR in Patton and Wheaton. Jarius Wright would play the slot.
    The DLine would get some young blood in Williams. He is a non-stop force who will eat double teams and crush QBs.
    A new MLB in Brown who is more than capable of playing well against the p@ss as well as the run.
    The OLine would become probably the best young line in the league with Quessenberry at LG and Mills at RG.
    CB Hurst would be a very valuable slot CB who can play well against the run.
    S Eric Wolf would add another physical guy in the secondary and has the makings of a ball hawk.
    P Ryan Allen well he has a big leg and knows how to pin opposing teams deep with well angled punts.
    Then depth with the final two picks. One could be another LB with the other being a developmental DLine guy. Or both could be LBs just to try to find one that sticks.

  80. By H.M.G. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    By Parkway on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    It’s all about Lamark Brown
    ________________________________________________________

    Never heard of him. Who is he? What position does he play and what school did he play at?

  81. By Tomcat on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    In discussing WR`s in the draft, don`t forget the 31 other teams, some of whom are in dire need of receivers themselves. You can`t just say ” take so and so in the 1st, then trade up in the 2nd, and take so and so, then trade for an extra 2nd and take so and so. Miami, for one, is desperate for WR`s.

  82. By john61 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    vikes please draft all D

  83. By Tomcat on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    We can`t draft all defense- we need 2 WR`s and a G.

  84. By PurpleNation on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Lamark Brown is listed as a TE on the Vikings current roster!

  85. By john61 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    we only need 1 wr if we sign harvin,pickup 2 guards in fa,and 1 wr,draft all d and we would be great lots of good d players this year,and if you watched the last weekend games you seen that good d is beter then good offenses

  86. By Tomcat on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman is more of a BPA guy though.

  87. By john61 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    yea rick did well last year,we will see this year,this year will make or break him,

  88. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman will pick the Best Player Available on HIS board.

  89. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    By OTKalil2012:
    “Where as signing petulant Percy to a big contract…Might be the Vikings biggest franchise mistake…
    Since making the Hershal Walker trade ???…imo…”

    Biggest franchise mistake since….trading Randy Moss, a void that has since never been filled? Percy is the closest thing we have to Moss and he can do so many more things on offense and on special teams. How many people would it take to fill that void if we trade him? 3 draft picks spent trying to fill that void? Another FA WR and a draft pick or two?

    There is NO guarantee any player we pick will have even close to the impact Percy has so I ask you, why trade a sure thing? Trading Percy would be the biggest franchise mistake since trading Moss. The Hershal Walker trade is a bad example.

  90. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    PAY PERCY

    We must improve our defense. We have the best running back in the league and the most dynamic versatile player in Percy. Add a guard or two in draft/FA and another receiver in the mid rounds and maybe one in FA and we are set. With a great defense you dont need a high powered offense.

    Could you imagine if the 2000 Ravens or the 2002 Bucs had the playmakers on offense that we have? Offense sells tickets and Defense wins Championships. We learned that in ’98.

  91. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    I repeat,

    PAY PERCY

  92. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    In conclusion, Build through the draft. We drafted Percy and he has done nothing but give his all PHYSICALLY and MENTALLY and yes his emotions may get the best of him at times but he is human. We drafted him, so keep him. Yes he has shown he can play a full season so dont give me the injury excuse.

    PAY PERCY
    BUILD THROUGH DRAFT
    BPA
    GOODNIGHT.

  93. By john61 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    agree were only 5 players from having a great d,pay harvin,it would take 3 players to replace him,

  94. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    john61 knows it was great defense that got us to 4 superbowls, not a high powered offense. Great defense and of course the great Minnesota home field advantage. I cant wait for us to play outdoors!

  95. By john61 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    AMEN

  96. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    With Frazier being a defensive minded coach, I trust he and Spielman will work hard to improve the defense. Frazier was part of a legendary defense and knows just how important a dominating Defense is in this Offensive league we are in today.

  97. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Well goodnight everyone.

    PAY PERCY

  98. By Carl K on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    pick #23- Keenan Allen or Justin Hunter- big targets that can get open quick.

    Trade Percy to the Patriots for late first – select LB Kevin Mintor

    2nd Round- DT Sly Williams or Kawann Short (might need to move up)

    3rd Round- RB Marcus Lattimore or Joseph Randle (a dangerous 3 Rd down back who can p a s s protect or catch a dump off and move the chains. A speed guy with good hands that can lineup anywhere and create miss matches as a WR). Gerhart has 1 more year before FA, time to find a replacement.
    Ponder is a game manager… We need weapons to complement his game and our philosophy. Even if we had a great deep threat WR… That is not what Ponder does well or who the Vikings are. A quality 3rd down back will help our 31st ranked p a s s offense improve.

    4th Round- QB Landry Jones to compete with Webb for #2QB (if he is off the board the Vikings should sign Tyler Thigpen as a FA and draft Oline, LB or WR here)

    4th Round Blidi Wreth Wilson or Robert Lester.

    5 th round I would trade to move up and get the DT we covet.

    7th round picks will have trouble making our roster.

  99. By H.M.G. on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Drafting them where I have stated would likely insure other teams will not get a chance.
    While other teams will be focused on the over hyped guys like Keenan Allen, Terrence Williams, and Justin Hunter the Vikings would select the most complete WR in the draft in Patton.
    Kinda the same way with Brandon Williams. As opposed to Sly Williams, Jenkins, and Short.

  100. By Runway on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Trade Percy to the Patriots? Huh??? Never!

  101. By Runway on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    Unless it’s for Brady and a draft pick.

  102. By vikesny on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    I hear percy is going to los angeles,…
    Along w AP and the rest of the team…
    LA Vikings…
    God I hope not

  103. By Runway on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Ha ha ha ha ha– not the LA references again. Please stop! Ha ha ha ha ha.

  104. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    By OTKalil2012:
    “Where as signing petulant Percy to a big contract…Might be the Vikings biggest franchise mistake…
    Since making the Hershal Walker trade ???…imo…”

    Biggest franchise mistake since….trading Randy Moss, a void that has since never been filled? Percy is the closest thing we have to Moss and he can do so many more things on offense and on special teams. How many people would it take to fill that void if we trade him? 3 draft picks spent trying to fill that void? Another FA WR and a draft pick or two?

    There is NO guarantee any player we pick will have even close to the impact Percy has so I ask you, why trade a sure thing? Trading Percy would be the biggest franchise mistake since trading Moss. The Hershal Walker trade is a bad example

    ____________________________

    There is only one “sure thing” when it comes to Harvin….Where ever Harvin goes…Trouble follows…Harvin doesn’t like authority…Harvin makes threats when he isn’t happy…Harvin yells at the head coach, undermining his authority to other members on the team…etc,etc…

    Harvin only needs to open his mouth now, at any time…And he will ruin his career and the Vikings opportunity of getting a decent draft pick for him…Or for Harvin to get a nice contract with another team….

    I mentioned H Walker…Because the Walker trade set back the Vikings franchise many years….On trying to put together a super bowl caliber team…Taking a CHANCE on one player…

    Harvin will cost a lot of cap money to keep around…If he stays at all…Harvin will always want his chance to bolt from the team….Harvin doesn’t like it here…Harvin should go…

  105. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Will there be tax increases? That’s one of the big
    questions as state lawmakers head back to the Minnesota Capitol to begin
    their 2013 legislative session tomorrow (Tues) at noon. The popular wisdom is
    that Democrats, who now control both the Minnesota House and the Senate, are
    generally more amenable to tax increases than their Republican counterparts
    who lost their majorities in the last election. Governor Dayton is talking
    about restructuring the entire state tax system, and his revenue commissioner
    has been going around Minnesota getting public input. Among the
    possibilities that have been tossed out: a top-bracket income tax increase,
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    http://kwlm.com/pages/15205800.php?

  106. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Will there be a sales tax for the Vikings stadium?

  107. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Lagging Vikings stadium funds concern lawmakers

    January 17, 2013

    Associated Press

    http://www.nujournal.com/page/content.detail/id/281195/Lagging-Vikings-stadium-funds-concern-lawmakers.html?isap=1&nav=5031

  108. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    The news about Minnesota’s scheme to pay for it share of a Vikings stadium with gambling proceeds just keeps getting worse.

    http://www.albertleatribune.com/2013/01/21/paying-for-stadium-with-gambling-it-still-is-a-bad-idea/

  109. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Look out MN Tax payers, you may have to pay for the stadium after all.

  110. By Carl K on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    In the late 3rd or early 4th round, the Vikings should take a look at RB Marcus Lattimore or RB Joseph Randle.

    Lattimore says he will be ready for the start of the season.

    Both of these backs are among the most consistent pass blockers in this draft class.
    Both have natural pass receiving skills.

    WE NEED A 3RD DOWN BACK!

  111. By Carl K on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    I like Quinton Patton but he is only 6’0…
    Is that too short for a #1 wideout?

  112. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Its back, the stadium issue that will never go away, funding, funding who has the funding

  113. By BlueBird7 on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    DRS

    If that is the case, then it’s time to light the torches, pick up the pitchforks!

    BTW did you read my previous post on who will end up paying for this playpen?

  114. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Minnesota Vikings GM has ‘no issues’ with Percy Harvin0By Kevin Patra NFL.com Published: Jan. 11, 2013 at 07:31 a.m

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000124963/article/minnesota-vikings-gm-has-no-issues-with-percy-harvin

  115. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    BlueBird7, sure did, and I do agree with you. It stinks for sure.

  116. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    It will be built but on whose back, that is the question of the day.

  117. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings needs as I see it.

    #1 WR
    #2 D-lineman
    #3 a veteran QB to back up Ponder
    #4 any remaining spots that need to be filled.

  118. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    .As I see it the Vikings will get the best player available when it is their time to pick.
    Will they pay Percy who knows, probably not this year.

  119. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    If they pay Percy it will be based on how he performs this year. This year will tell if he gets the big money or not. SKOL Vikings

    Later one and all

  120. By H.M.G. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    By Carl K on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    I like Quinton Patton but he is only 6’0…
    Is that too short for a #1 wideout?
    __________________________________________________________

    No. Reggie Wayne is only 6’0-6’1.

  121. By H.M.G. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Mike Wallace is 5’11.

  122. By BlueBird7 on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    GrandDaddyPurp

    I think you want somebody to PAY PERCY! sh-sh-sh don’t tell anybody esle!

  123. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    OTK How many players do we bring in to fill the void Percy will leave?

  124. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Percy will get paid. Maybe not by us but he will. Its in our best interest, for the sake of winning, to PAY PERCY. I’m not saying give him exactly what he wants like a spoiled child, I’m saying negotiate and PAY THE MAN

  125. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Get the priceline negotiator.

  126. By vikesny on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Too bad the vikes got knocked out so early in the playoffs. Minn taxpayers might be easier to pay for a super bowl contender. I am still paying for the Giants and gag Jets.
    Harvin is great talent bad teammate, with a young team thats not a good combo. Bring people in who will buy into the program. Learn from Pats, Giants, Ravens, Packers.

  127. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Yes learn from the Packers. Charles Woodson was always known to have an attitude problem. That was especially evident when him and coach McCarthy got into a heated argument. Both were able to put that behind them and work towards a common goal, WINNING. That year Woodson was named the defensive player of the year and the very next year became a Superbowl champion. If Woodson and McCarthy can do it then Harvin and Frazier can as well. Harvin is not a selfish player he wants to win. He knows that he is our best receiver and if getting the ball means giving us a better chance to win ofcourse he is going to want it.

    I did not hear Harvin complain at all last year when Mcnabb wasnt throwing to him AT ALL. If we can voice our opinion and say the playcalling was bad this season then why cant Percy? Sure there a ways to do it but he is human, there is still much for him to learn.

    We gave Cook a third chance why cant we give Percy a second?

  128. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    PAY PERCY.

    Percy’s Cons:
    Gets over emotional(at times). Who doesnt?
    Shown injuries can hold him back but has also shown he can stay healthy.
    ~enter cons here~

    Percy’s Pros:
    Top slot receiver, Top 3 return man, top 10 overall receiver, top 15 running back.(most versatile player in the league)
    Threat to score everytime he touches the ball.
    Hands of a receiver, carries ball like a back.
    Abilities allow him to do what would take 2,3, maybe even 4 players to do.
    ~enter pros here~

  129. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Add “Wants to WIN” under pros.

  130. By Parkway on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Harvin will probably stay

  131. By vikesny on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    How many of those migranes were not real. He hasn’t played 16 games in a season. Im not in the lockerroom, if Frazier and Spielman think hes going to go w the program, we absolutely should get him. TO and Ocho Stinko were great receivers but a cancer to the team. Harvin asking for a trafe last year was a foreshadowing of what may be this year. I hope not thougj, Im getting too old to keep waiting til next year. Especially living in the valley of the Giants

  132. By Parkway on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Brown, Patton, Harvin, Wright, Simpson

  133. By Jeremy on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    We should pick up Titus Young when the Lions cut him in the next few weeks… he did say he would accept a dollar to play…and still make it to the HOF…. sounds like a reasonable offer for what could be a #1 WR..kids got talent…maybe he and Percy can turn into a dynamic diva duo…who knows

  134. By PurplHaze on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Why on some mocks is Cordarrelle Patterson not even projected in the 1st round anymore? If we use that first round pick on a WR, I still feel he should be our guy.

  135. By Parkway on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think Patterson makes it past Miami in the draft

  136. By Jeremy on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Hopefully it stays like that PurplHaze….the kids a stud and would be a steal if he fell to us…but i highly doubt it he is too talented for someone to not reach for early… combine will definitely tell us a lot more i hope

  137. By chrisbreezy on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Quitton Patton is the WR Vikings should draft at #23 with the display at Senior Bowl practice.Reminds of Larry Fitzgerald but shorter,great hand,go-get the 50-50 ball,and great route runner.

  138. By Jeremy on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  139. By Parkway on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Patton could be a decent option in the 2nd round but he’s not a first round pick

  140. By Champ Henson on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings….PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!! Do not draft any SHORT WR’s!!!

  141. By Champ Henson on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    All players should have a bit of an “attitude” problem if it’s an attitude of wanting to win….even if the coach is too stubborn to make obvious changes when changes are needed.

  142. By Champ Henson on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    The viking need to draft another QB to compete with Ponder. Ponder should not be named the starter just because he was a 1st round pick…..every player needs to compete for the starting job.

  143. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    By vikesny:
    ‘He hasn’t played 16 games in a season.’

    HAHAHAHA

  144. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    vikesny- How many plays have you seen Percy take off? How many times has he given up on a throw? How many times has he fallen to the ground before a defender can hit him? How many time has he gone out of bounds to avoid contact?

    Is he really a cancer? Is he really?

  145. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Harvin is a cancer everyone. Did you hear him talking to the media and how he was blasting his teammates and coaches? Seriously he was interviewed yesterday go check out how much of a cancer he is.

  146. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Agreed Champ

  147. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Ill repeat it for everyone.

    By Champ Henson on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply
    All players should have a bit of an “attitude” problem if it’s an attitude of wanting to win….even if the coach is too stubborn to make obvious changes when changes are needed.

    So true.

    PAY PERCY

  148. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000130780/article/vernon-davis-im-no-longer-a-cancer-on-49ers-squad

  149. By liito on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Manti Te’o might fall out of the first round. Whether Vikes will take him on the second round, I do not know . . . character versus Notre Dame alum.

  150. By Carl K on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    H.M.G-
    You are a big fan of Quinton Patton… what do you think of this idea? If we draft Q. Patton in the 1st or 2nd round, do you like the idea of drafting his QB Colby Cameron in the 7th round.

    Cameron is 6’2 210 and is a game manager type. This year he completed 68% of his throws for 4147 yards – 31 tds to just 5 ints.

    He would fit our system and he would give Webb some competition… and it would cost us much.

    You have me sold on Patton as long as we can get his QB in the 6th or 7th round.
    We have 2 7th round picks… maybe we can trade one and go get a good young QB.

  151. By Stew on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    How do you all feel about this years WR class compared to last years?

  152. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Its the same as it always is. There is always an abundance of receivers and there is no reason why we cant find a good one in the mid rounds.

  153. By Vikings1 on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    By GrandDaddyPurp
    I agree with you concerning Percy, what is wrong with wanting to win and being emotional about it, those are the kind of players you want on your team. I hope they can work out any difference and get him signed and happy again.

  154. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Agreed. Trading him would be the easy way out. There is nothing easy about winning a Superbowl.

  155. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    A player will fall to us at 23. Just like Moss, Percy, Rudolph, Everson, and Walsh fell to us. BPA ALL THE WAY

    PAY PERCY

  156. By Spike on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Is it April yet?

  157. By Parkway on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1497615-2013-nfl-mock-draft-what-are-the-experts-projecting-in-the-first-round/page/24

  158. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Did we pay Percy yet?

  159. By Carl K on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Percy doesn’t want our money! he said it wasn’t about the money.

  160. By vikings rule on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    looks like the Packers are the team that’s most interested in Revis. the Vikings don’t have no interest at all in Revis. that would not be good for the vikings if the packers get Revis, the best CB in football

  161. By vikings rule on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    But could Revis have a similar impact as Woodson had and help the Packers return to the Super Bowl?

    Woodson added a dynamic to the defense that wasn’t previously there. He blanketed receivers, forced fumbles at an alarming rate and was one of the league’s best blitzers. Woodson was a perfect fit for defensive coordinator Dom Capers’ 3-4 system.

  162. By Spike on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    April is likely to happen before paying Percy happens.

  163. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Hey you dont say that!

  164. By Spike on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    I hope I’m wrong, because I agree we need Percy. But I fear I’m right.

  165. By Spike on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    On the other hand, Percy needs to temper his enthusiasm with a little understanding that this is a young, developing team. He has the opportunity to be part of something really great, if he can just show a little patience. We all know that’s not easy to do, but I believe it will pay off in the long run.

  166. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    If only everyone thought that way….

  167. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1496993-biggest-nfl-draft-sleepers-at-the-2013-senior-bowl

  168. By Spike on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    @Carl K … of course Percy SAID it wasn’t about the money. Everyone says that, but we all know that’s just talk. To quote an an acquaintance of mine … “it’s never not about the money”. Bret Favre even said originally that it wasn’t about the money, but later came clean and said it WAS about the money.

    If we pay Percy like we should, it will be worth it.

  169. By Champ Henson on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Lots of interesting comments here…..90 days til draft day.

  170. By Spike on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Has it been 90 days yet?

  171. By Champ Henson on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Everybody needs to listen to Granddaddypurp and Parkway.

  172. By Champ Henson on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman — please do not draft 5’7″ cornerbacks or any wide receivers less than 6’2″.

  173. By Spike on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    @Champ Henson … agreed. Based on what he did last year, I have very high hopes that Mr. Spielman will do us very well again this year.

    Is it April yet?

  174. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Congrats to Kalil

  175. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Its a west coast offense. We need great route runners not speed guys.

  176. By Champ Henson on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    @Spike….the only mistake Speilman made in last years draft was that he waited too long to select after WR’s.

  177. By Champ Henson on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    GGpurp…..I still think we need one speed guy.

  178. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Although I do think that Quinton Patton is a good prospect… I still think that WR Robert Woods out of USC is better.

    Similar size and ability but Robert Woods just might even have the edge on both.

    Thing is that if they swapped schools having Patton in the PAC with Woods in the WAC we would all be sitting here going OH MY OH MY ROBERT WOODS ROBERT WOODS!

    Robert Woods stats probably would have been even better than what Quinton Patton had. Not to mention Robert Woods has faced much tougher competition than Patton has. Yeah sure Patton has faced against a couple decent teams but nothing like USC has the past couple of years.

    They are both close but I would almost like to give the edge to Robert Woods if I HAD TO choose between them.

  179. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Champ Harvin and Wright are speed guys

  180. By sandiamond on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    leader in mocked draft WR to the Vikings so far :Rd2

  181. By john61 on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    we are going to be playing out side,and were going to get lots of help with the weather, so we dont need deep threats,are O is right on short routes ,we need a great D, PONDER CANT THROW THE BALL THAT GOOD INSIDE,why waste 1st round picks on wr,

  182. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    @Sandimond

    I really like Hopkins myself. He is no one to sleep on. Definitely has the ability to make an impact at the next level.

  183. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    HONEY BADGER!!!

  184. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    DRAFT THE HONEY BADGER!!!

  185. By Parkway on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Hopkins is mocked in the 1st

  186. By sandiamond on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    D Hopkins Real Deal!

    6’1 +
    deep threat
    touchdown machine w/ great hands

  187. By sandiamond on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    early run on WR’s i dont care take him in rd1

  188. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    A Guard, Linebacker, D Tackle, or D Back will fall to us. We have to take one. Dont know who is on Spielman’s board.

    The only receiver I can see us taking in the 1st is Patterson. Any other is a reach to me.

  189. By sandiamond on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    There are looking to add a value OL but certainly after rd1 gdp. Lot of interviews this week

  190. By john61 on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    6″6 350 + is a good first pick, and yes i agree we wr help, but not till the 3rd round will get wr we need in the o we run

  191. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    @GrandDaddyPurp

    I agree.

    The only other WRs I see even close are Allen and Hunter. Other than that if the Vikings we still to take a WR with our first selection I would rather trade back into the end of the 1st or early 2nd and take a WR there.

  192. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    It all about the draft. I dont see us making any flashy free agent signings.

  193. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    TYRANN MATHIEU!!!

  194. By john61 on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    GDP i think will sign a guard in FA

  195. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    @GrandDaddyPurp

    Na me either. It will be very similar to last year. I do though hope the Vikings find a way to get Andy Levitre on in…. awesome that would be

  196. By Brad Childress' Mustache on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    I’d be very surprised if the Vikings didn’t grab a WR in teh first round. Personally, I like Cordarrel Paterson the most. But I think he’s gone by the time the Vikings pick. But I think they can grab a guy I really like, Terrance Williams from Baylor. Second round, I think they’ll take a LB for some depth, an eye towards the future, and some immediate help should Henderson and Brinkley not work out or get injured. Third round, we target a CB for depth. However, if the Vikings see someone too good to pass up in the second round at CB, I think they might take a shot there too. Once you get to the third round, there might have already been a run on really good DBs. It depends really on the draft depth of those two positions, CB and LB. Of course, all of this could be out the window if someone too good to pass up is available in the second round – one must factor in taking the best player available. For example, if Jonathon Cooper, the OG from Carolina is still on the board, I think the Vikings could grab him. Someone like that. I think in the fourth round, the Vikings go for depth, again, with WR, DB, or LB. Fifth round, OL. Seventh round, if they haven’t traded them to move up: DL and RB.

  197. By sandiamond on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    walterfootball cant pass up on olgetree and /or te’o rd slip to #23? 1

  198. By Brad Childress' Mustache on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    I think the Vikings like there DL for next year. I think the talk is premature on drafting for DL this year. For the 2014 draft, I think it’s entirely possible that the Vikings draft a DT in the first round.

  199. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    @Brad Childress’ Mustache

    You do understand most player need time to develop. Waiting for when you actually need one and thinking that a drafted DL prospect can just be plugged in to solve all problems is stupid.

    Most DL that can do half way decent rookie years are DE/OLB hybrids in a 3-4 defensive scheme. From a pure DL standpoint it takes a couple years to grow into the position mentally but mostly physically.

  200. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    @Brad Childress

    I know it sounded like I completely disagreed with you but I get that the team may have more of an idea or faith that the DL is more fine than we think….

    but to say getting a DL in this draft as premature is stupid talk.

  201. By john61 on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    you dont draft a linebacker in the 2nd round for depth

  202. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Get the Honey Badger!!!

  203. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Hes trouble. We dont like trouble makers remember

  204. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    The groundbreaking for the new stadium is supposed is tentatively set for October 2013, with a hoped-for opening by 2016.

    Atkins instructed Barrett to apprise lawmakers on a regular basis of revenue collections on the games. He pointed out that the current session will end in May.

    “Our window of opportunity, if changes become necessary, closes in four months,” Atkins said.

    Read more: http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Lagging-Vikings-stadium-funds-concern-lawmakers-4200592.php#ixzz2J33kQHqU

  205. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    @GrandDaddyPurp

    Na he has learned his lesson. Tyrann is cleaned up. He has gone through the wringer and been in the darkness long enough to give him a big wake up call. Too be honest I am not worried about his off the field antics.

    He needs to be Antoine Winfields under study.

    Similar size and similar style. He has the same raw ability that Winfield had coming into the league also.

    Tyrann Mathieu needs to be dawning the purple and gold. The Honey Badger needs to rip Rodgers head off.

    Besides we need someone on our defense with a little juice or attitude during games…. a little spice would be nice

  206. By john61 on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    1st DL 2nd cb,3rd ml, 4 og,4s,5-7 wr my wish list

  207. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Question of the Day: Should the Vikings Trade for Darrelle Revis?Jan 24th, 2013 at 12:13 pm by Dan ZinskiVikings

    http://thevikingage.com/2013/01/24/question-of-the-day-should-the-vikings-trade-for-darrelle-revis/

  208. By john61 on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    if you knew he still can play at a high level mybe? but not knowing how his knee will be i say no,and the money he wants noway

  209. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Faceoff: Harvin still biggest question for Vikings

    http://www.postbulletin.com/sports/localsports/faceoff-harvin-still-biggest-question-for-vikings/article_e78a6e48-022a-5600-951c-b009f84cd04f.html

  210. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    I dont want Revis….. Let me rephrase…

    I would certainly like his contribution to the team that would in the end make the team better.

    BUT…

    I dont care to break the bank for him.
    I dont care to get rid of any valuable drafts selections for him.
    I dont care to trade anyone for him.
    I dont care for his whiny attitude he has sometimes.
    I dont care for the drama he could possibly bring with him
    I dont care for the injury his has. (That though eventually I feel would be ok)

    I just dont see it as realistic or even worth it.

    Unless we can get him for a good deal without having to get rid of much then beam me up scotty!

    Otherwise…. stay away… don’t bring him here.

    Nuff said…. moving on.

  211. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/minnesota-vikings/percy-harvin/

  212. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Percy is staying.

    I really dont think much could convince me otherwise unless the trade actually happens.

    Percy will be contributing to the Vikings next season without a doubt.

  213. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Markus Wheaton, Oregon State

    At 5’11″ and projected to run a 4.44 40-yard dash, Wheaton might remind fans of Percy Harvin. Certainly, his measurables and upper body strength compare. While Wheaton isn’t as dynamic as Harvin, he could potentially provide a different element to the offense.

    While both receivers have strong hands and an ability to catch the ball—both in traffic and through tight windows—the Oregon State prospect could add depth to the passing game. This week at Senior Bowl practices, he’s consistently shown a strong deep game, usually forcing cornerbacks to miss or bite on the wrong routes.He’s the consensus best receiver on the North squad, and seems to have the scouting community buzzing.

    He looks to have earned a spot in the second round of the NFL draft.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1498719-full-vikings-scouting-guide-for-the-2013-senior-bowl#/articles/1498719-full-vikings-scouting-guide-for-the-2013-senior-bowl/page/2

  214. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    !!!HONEY BADGER!!!

  215. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    @DRS

    Simple… NO

    Why waste a 2nd rounder on someone to replace Percy Harvin when Percy will be back?

    Lets say he doesn’t…

    Although he may not be as good as Wheaton… Jarius Wright will get better and is developing nicely into a role of what is expected of Percy.

    Much much rather spend that 2nd rounder on a CB, DT, or LB….. or a big 6’2”+ WR that can dynamically change how effective our offense is.

    I would be absolutely shocked if the Vikings drafted a Harvin like mold in Tavon Austin or Markus Wheaton since the Vikings have Jarius Wright and most likely will keep Percy Harvin.

    NOPE…. moving on.

  216. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    2013 NFL Free Agency: 4 Sleeper Free Agents Who Offer the Most ValueBy Paul Tierney(Featured Columnist) on January 3, 2013

    Jason Campbell is one of the few veteran free-agent quarterbacks out there that has proved himself as a starter in this league. He’s not a franchise quarterback that one can build a team around. However, given a solid defense and a strong running game, Campbell can be a cheap, capable, veteran quarterback for a lot of teams.

    In a season in which a bevy of either unproven or washed-up NFL quarterbacks are going to hit the free-agent market, Campbell will play for $1-2 million on a one-year contract. In his last 19 games as a starter in Oakland, he had a quarterback rating just over 84. He threw for nearly 4,000 yards and had 19 touchdowns to 12 interceptions.

    He’s not a game changer, but for the money Campbell is much safer than Michael Vick, Matt Flynn, Alex Smith or even Mark Sanchez. Neither of the aforementioned players have proved an ability to play productively in the NFL this season, while Campbell has sat on the bench after coming off two productive seasons.

    In a draft class without a franchise quarterback, Campbell could be a great fit for a team looking for a one-year, stop-gap player who can play for cheap and without embarrassing the franchise. At the very least, Campbell would be one of the most talented backups in the league and provides insurance to a team with injury-prone quarterbacks

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1466730-2013-nfl-free-agency-4-sleeper-free-agents-who-offer-the-most-value#/articles/1466730-2013-nfl-free-agency-4-sleeper-free-agents-who-offer-the-most-value/page/2

  217. By Frederick Jones on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    @DRS,

    I agree that Harvin’s attitude may be a problem.

    We fans do not know…but things have been kept silent for a reason. Let’s hope the reason is one that benefits the Vikings.

    If Harvin does not come back, then we really do need a splashy WR in addition to Jerome Simpson.

  218. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    later every one.

  219. By Frederick Jones on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    They should cancel the Pro Bowl. Make it Flag Football or a skills competition.

    Currently it’s worse than the WWF for realism.

  220. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    @Frederick Jones

    At least players dont smash other player in the back with a chair while they are tying their shoes…. like the WWE.

    Haha although it would make it more entertaining.

  221. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    PAUL ALLEN AND I WANT…..

    THE HONEY BADGER!!!

  222. By DRS. on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Frederick Jones, we need someone who can make plays deep down the field to open up AP’s running game even more, we need more than one person who can catch the ball more then 20 to 30 yards down the field. Someone like Moss or Carter did. That of course is my opinion. Good night to one and all.

  223. By Runway on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    I take the Ravens by 10.

  224. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    HONEY BADGER!!!

  225. By Runway on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    What is honey badger? Is it related to Honey Boo Boo?

  226. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    @Runway

    Its one of the worlds most fearless animals

  227. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Haha and no…. it has nothing to do with Honey Boo Boo

  228. By Runway on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Oh, like Fructose Wolverine.

  229. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    @Runway

    Exactly!… Really similar to a glucose weasel

  230. By Runway on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Are we describing the coaches for the Superbowl? Man, Jim is high strung. That guy better be careful or he will collapse like a Ditka at a Bears game.

  231. By Northern Norseman on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    Indeed we are. See Jim is such a tool that he is hoping for a near fatal collapse, have some handy Bayer aspirin in his pocket on purpose, pop a couple in, helps him pull through, and BAM he has a multi-millionaire sponsorship deal because Bayer helped save his life.

    Sickening I tell ya

  232. By convonvan von on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Keep the offensive line and defense strong! This will make you competitive year after year!

  233. By mjbvikeme on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Pay Percy is SOOO true… The kid plays football the way football was intended to be played. Not that i care for this to happen but Jared allen gets paid 17 million this year against the cap while Percy’s cap hit is around 2 million… the drop off from Percy to micheal jenkins is HUGE while Jared to Everson is minor… again keep jared, but for the love of all things good pay Percy!… and maybe restructure Jareds contract.

  234. By sunnyazvike on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    anyone know greg childs surgeon? i just took a gander at his highlights, seems to be exactly what we need pre injury. hope he comes back strong.

    p.s. pay percy

  235. By Flap Jaw on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Hi, folks.. How do you like my new name? I though of it when I was reading Northern Norseman’s comments. He really knows how to flap his jaw.

    I believe I will sell it to him. Or just plain give it to him. No charge. FREE!

  236. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Northern Norseman it was a Percy joke. I also want the Honey Badger.

    Fred regardless I will still be watching the Pro Bowl.

    convonvan von agreed Keep the offensive line and defense strong!

  237. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Are you Ponder aka 3 and out?

  238. By Flap Jaw on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    No, GrandDaddyBurp,

    I have a 20 foot Sailboat, and I think I will invite NN onboard to help with the wind department. Some time the wind is a bit slack, that is where NN would come in to play..

    With his jaw flaping, we would break some speed records!

  239. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Man his name had a purpose

    I say with the first pick either LB Alec Ogletree, WR Cordelle Patterson, DT Sheldon Richardson, DB/S Kenny Vaccaro, or OG Jonathan Cooper. At least one of those players will be there at 23.

  240. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1498719-full-vikings-scouting-guide-for-the-2013-senior-bowl#/articles/1498719-full-vikings-scouting-guide-for-the-2013-senior-bowl

  241. By DRS. on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall must be on vacation.

  242. By Flap Jaw on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    OTKalil2012…Did you know that your name sake Kalil is going to the Probowl?
    Are you also aware that we are in the year 2013? Don’t you want to change?

  243. By WRHopkins2013...aka...OTKalil2012 on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    I was just going to blog the fact…OTKalil2012 ~ will be changing his name soon…

    I will change it to the best player “I believe” will be available to the Vikings with the #23 pick in the first round of the draft…And will also list my original name also with that pick…Until I wabt to stick with that one person going into the draft…Seeing as it is so far from draft day yet…

    So here it is for now….
    But open for change until the draft…

    WRHopkins2013…aka…OTKalil2012…. ;-)

  244. By DRS. on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    NFL Rumors: Will the Minnesota Vikings Part Ways with QB Joe Webb?
    8 days ago by Andrew Fisher

    With head coach Leslie Frazier revealing that the team is open to bringing in a veteran to compete for the No. 2 spot behind Ponder, some are thinking this could be curtains for Webb in Minnesota.

    Read more at http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/2013/01/18/nfl-rumors-will-the-minnesota-vikings-part-ways-with-qb-joe-webb/?uKKrBSlXZuS6v6wS.99

  245. By DRS. on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Trade Webb, for what? SKOL Vikings

  246. By DRS. on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Is Webb tradable after his last outing? What would the Vikings get for him? Would it not be better to keep him as a RB or WR?

  247. By DRS. on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Must go for now, have a great day.

  248. By WRHopkins2013...aka...OTKalil2012 on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Trade Percy before !!!…This starts happening…

    Check the voting in the lower half of the article…

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1501703-titus-youngs-twitter-rants-are-one-way-ticket-out-of-nfl

  249. By purplefolife on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    I can see Spielman trading the first round pick to the dolphins or bengals for two 2nd round picks. i dont know if they would give that up, but i just have this feeling that Spielman will trade back.

  250. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    If Percy was like Young the Lions would have drafted him. OTK why do you not like Harvin at all?

  251. By PurpleNation on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    HONEY BADGER DON’T CARE, HONEY BADGER DON’T GIVE A S***!!!

  252. By Parkway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Couldn’t have said it better myself:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1501907-nfl-draft-2013-5-players-the-minnesota-vikings-front-office-should-avoid

  253. By stew on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Some of you fan disgust me! We just got Ponder and you all won’t let him develop. You want to drop him for a rookie that won’t do half as good next season.

    We do not need a safety! Our safety play was good last year and improving. Why change anything?

    Our biggest needs are: WR, DT, MLB or OLB, LG or RG, CB.

    We are only a few pieces away from dominating our division. If we get a guard and a receiver next season I guarantee we won’t see eight in the box very often. I think Quinton Patton is our guy. He can beat press coverage all day!

    My mock draft

    1 RD: Alec Ogletree/Manti Teo/ or Kevin Minter
    2 RD: De’Andre Hopkins/ C. Patterson/ Justin Hunter
    3 RD: Best DT, Tyrann Mathieu, or OG on the board
    4 RD: Tyrann Mathieu or BPA

    If we can, get a DT or CB in free agency. That can save us some draft picks to move up with!

  254. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @PurpleNation

    HAHA! NICE! Love it!

    Part of his narration is on the Tyrann Mathieu video I posted further above

  255. By Parkway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Pass on Teo, none of those WR will be there in the 2nd not to mention pass on Hunter, too early for mathieu, I’ll take a DT or OG there, mathieu with our 2nd 4th round pick would be fine.

  256. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @stew

    Welcome on board!

    I see that you have some Honey Badger fever also!

    Lets get him!

    HONEY BADGER!

  257. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway

    Good analysis…. like the picks but it probably wouldn’t shake out that way.

  258. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Also…

    I have flap jaw…..

    this can’t be!

  259. By Flap Jaw on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    :)

  260. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Flap Jaw

  261. By stew on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Well whoever is there in the 2nd whether it’s Keenan Allen, C. Patterson, Da’rick Rogers, T. Williams, De’Andre Hopkins, Cobi Hamilton, Q. Patton take them.

    My favorite it Quinton Patton though!

  262. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @stew

    I would be happy with any of those in the 2nd but do you really like Patton more than Keenan Allen and Cordarrelle Patterson? Not saying your wrong but just curious…

  263. By stew on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Lol of course not. I just know they won’t be there. I love Cordarelle Patterson but I know he won’t be there. I also think he has the highest ceiling out of the group. His explosiveness is scary!

    Haven’t really did my research on Keenan Allen, but I know there is a lot of hype surrounding him.

  264. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @stew

    I got ya… Im right there with you.

    Also, one would think that between:

    Cordarrelle Patterson
    Keenan Allen
    Justin Hunter
    Deandre Hopkins
    Quinton Patton
    Robert Woods
    Da’Rick Rodgers
    Terrance Williams
    Cobi Hamilton

    That one of those guys would be there by our 2nd rounder as you were implying.

    Could than use that 1st on a DT,CB,LB, or G…. whatever position has the best available.

  265. By stew on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    I think De’Andre Hopkins runs great routes and attacks the ball at it’s highest point. He plays very big and physical. He reminds me of Sidney Rice!

    I personally love this receiver class and think that this is the year to get a WR. Also we should stay away from free agency. I don’t like the idea of over paying for a receiver.

  266. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @stew

    Not so sure if Hopkins and Rice are a good comparison.

    Rice has about 3 inches on him and is much skinnier.
    Hopkins is more built and explosive.
    I do get your comparison though as they both high point the ball with good hands and can run the right routes.

    Yeah I doubt we will get a high caliber WR in free agency this year…. nor would I encourage it. I’d much rather get someone good through the draft. Its very cost effective and they can grow within your system for that much more years.

    The Vikings will most likely sign someone like Jerome Simpson last year that has the upside but can be had for cheap… in a sort of prove it deal.

  267. By stew on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @N. Norseman I totally agree. I think things will work out perfectly that way. I really want a MLB that excels all across the board. We need Alec Ogletree or Kevin Minter. I would be willing to give up a 6th or 7th round pick to move up 4 or 5 spots to ensure it.

    We must not resign Brinkley. Why pay for something you know doesn’t work? I would resign Erin Henderson though.

  268. By stew on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    I would like our receiving core to consist of De’Andre Hopkins, Percy Harvin, Jarius Wright, Greg Childs, and Quinton Patton.That would be a pretty good young core.

    If we can get Patton with one of our 4ths a say do it!

  269. By stew on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Kevin Minter has crazy instincts. The middle of our defense needs that. I could see him playing the middle of the field so well in zone coverage. He is the definition of sideline to sideline lol!

  270. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Dont count on Childs to have a significant impact on the offense

  271. By stew on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    He has a lot of work to do if he wanst to stick around. I think they give him one more season!

  272. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @GrandDaddyPurp

    Dont count him out either.

    We’ll just have to wait and see. (which is what Im sure you were basically saying)

    Hope he does make a good comeback and within a couple years he a lighting it up!

  273. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…… Jordan Campbell has crazy instincts…Minter is a bust

  274. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @stew

    I agree with you but here are a couple points to consider.

    I would definitely take Ogletree in the 1st round but definitely not Minter.
    I do like Minter (I do) but for the caliber of talent across multiple positions he is not really in that class for where the Vikings are in the 1st round. Ogletree has had experience at saftey and is very athletic for a LB. The reason why I am so high on him is because he has natural coverage skills with great hands which is so huge since we will drop our MLB in deep middle zone alot and Ogletree would be dangerous at that.

    With that said…

    I wouldn’t be upset keeping both Brinkley and Henderson for 1-3 more years. Yeah the Vikings can get better than them but then we are trying to fix too much in one off-season.

    They are both average-above average players. Nothing spectacular but they can hold their own. They could keep the LB unit fairly decent while allowing the team to really focus on shoring up the WR, CB, DL, and G positions. You throw in the LB unit too and then its simply too much.

    So basically if Ogletree is there in the 1st I would gladly take him to replace Brinkley. If not than I wait till later in the draft for a LB (unless one is too good to p@ss up early) and wouldn’t mind having Brinkley and Henderson back to hold the LB unit down in the mean time.

  275. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Is there football this week-end?

  276. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Jeremy

    JORDAN CAMPBELL!!!

    Haha keep the train going.

    Him and the HONEY BADGER are musts in this draft…. or at least would be awesome that is.

    Thing about Jordan Campbell is that I don’t find much rankings or information on him. At one moment he is definitely going in the draft and others make it seam he doesn’t exist. It kinda confuses me but regardless I would want him.

  277. By 1vikingsfan on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    I really like Hopkins. He will always give the teammates all he has. We need him. I will take him in any round not 2nd round for sure

  278. By stew on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    I’m rooting for him! I love his size and speed.

  279. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Runway

    YES!!

    SENIOR BOWL!!

    3 p.m.

  280. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Oh, great!

  281. By sandiamond on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    DeAndre Hopkins breaks the Clemson single game receiving yds rec with 197

  282. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Norseman….no you are right my friend, Honey Badger is a no-brainer must have and if we don’t take Ogletree then we NEED Campbell….I wonder if he could take Henderson’s spot rather than MLB???…

    He is gonna have a tough time, at first, getting recognized (hence all his videos) because of where he transferred to…New Mexico Highlands was literally the worst team in the nation at div2 level…but he was the number 2 linebacker in the country coming out of high school behind Rolando McLain (who we could think about picking up via waivers maybe)…Kids got talent just chose the best linebacker school in the nation in USC and an injury during his first start ruined that…

    …but SPIELMANNNNNNNNNNNN…..we want the “HONEY BADGER” nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    ….Please

  283. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Hopkins is a P.I.M.P.

  284. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Honestly it doesn’t matter where you play…its how you play!

  285. By Stew on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Alec Ögletree or Kevin Minter in the 1st round!

  286. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    NNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Kevin Minter….. theres just one problem Happy…you’re not any good!!!

  287. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    I am good. You know what, you’re a lousy kindergarten teacher. I’ve seen those finger-paintings you bring home and they SUCK

  288. By stew on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    If Ogletree is off the board do we take a DT or CB? and who you guys have in mind?

    What about Johnathan Hawkins from Ohio State?

  289. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Jeremy

    I think that Jordan Campbell could definitely do OLB. It may even be a better fit for him than MLB since he has that athleticism to go side line to side line but can come off the edge for a blitz.

    1st round – LB Alec Ogletree
    2nd round – WR Hunter/Patton/Hopkins/Woods/Williams/Dobson/Rodgers
    3rd round – DT Brandon Williams
    4th round (1st)- CB Tyrann Mathieu
    4th round (2nd)- LB Jordan Campbell
    5th round – WR Aaron Mallette
    7th round – RB Rex Burkhead
    7th round – G Mark Jackson (guy is a stud)

    What an amazing draft class that would be!

    Key free agents:
    G Andy Levitre
    DT Glen Dorsey
    WR Ramses Barden
    QB Tyler Thigpen

    I would be one very happy camper if it all played out like this!

    SUPER BOWL….. WE’RE COMIN WE’RE COMIN!!! lol

  290. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @stew

    It could honestly go either way.

    Im almost certain 1st round will be BPA among the WR, DT, CB, LB, and G positions.

    Whoever the best among those positions will be the way they’ll go.

  291. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    SENIOR BOWL LIVE ONLINE STREAM:

    http://www.rojadirecta.me/goto/hippiesharing.com/stream6.html

  292. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    I like your style Norseman..honestly i couldn’t agree more with every one of your picks (although i don’t know anything about the last 2 but will take your word for it). I hope Spielman is taking notes because if the Vikings drafted like you have down (which the guys you picked could be available in those rounds) it would be the best draft class in Vikings history and we would be instant Super Bowl contenders for the next decade!!!

    Man i can’t wait till the draft…i am gonna get hammered!!!

  293. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Jeremy

    Yeah who knows exactly where guys will go but for hypotheticals that draft would be freakin crazy good!

    HA! Ill probably have a couple brews myself come draft day.

  294. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Let’s just hope Rick Spielman doesnt get hammered on draft day…… ha I dont think we will have to worry about that though.

    if he did it would probably happen like…

    With the #23 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft…. The Minnesota Vikings select…. Denard Robinson QB/WR/RB of Michigan……. I would simply soil myself ha

  295. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman is a drafting genius– sure he may make an error here and there– that is normal. It does not detract from his professionalism. It is very difficult choosing personnel, with so many variables. The human machine has more than muscle and sinews to look for, and I think Spielman does a great job looking at the intangibles. We should have a very competitive team this fall– look at who we beat this past season– swept the Lions, beat bears and Packers once, San Fran, Houston– gee, with another solid draft, we should be at the Super Bowl soon– I think maybe after the 2014 season– but who knows, it could happen after this year.

  296. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Runway

    Couldnt have been said better.

    Im a really big fan of Spielman ever since he arrived. If anyone has got this last years team yearbook there is another great article in him. He is everything you would want in a GM.

  297. By Parkway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Warford moving people around

  298. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway

    Noticed that too. I liked Warford coming into this last week and the more I see him he reminds me of Warmack. That is not to say he is as good as him though of course.

    I just would love to get G Andy Levitre in free agency and just one more stud to make our offensive live easily top 3 in the NFL.

  299. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Thank you Norseman. Is Frazier our coach for the future? I think so, although what concerned me was the unwavering commitment to Ponder from that Tampa game through that whole slump. We may have had a home playoff game with just a tweak or two during that slump– or at worst, we would have Joe Webb a little more prepared at the Green Bay playoff game. That whole Ponder slump seemed to me a coaching strategy error– a big one.

  300. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Im excited to see Long play. Ive only realized that he was even play with Oregon a month or so ago… pretty intriguing prospect. I just think that 6’7” is very tall to be playing at G but then again he has much better bend than most big guys at the G spot because he very great athlete for a big guy.

  301. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Are there any super quarterbacks in this draft?

  302. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Frazier is a GREAT coach…”a little more prepared” for a playoff game…are you kidding me??? The kid had all season to “be prepared” for his # to get called… That is why you are the back up on a team and the reason why you have reserve players….Seeing what “dirt” Webb did throwing the ball does it really..really..really.
    make you wonder why they stuck with Ponder….

  303. By BlueBird7 on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    I thought the ProBpwl is on Sunday? I know most of those games are a wash.

    Also know that Adrian Peterson said he was NOT going to lay down on playing

    Kalil will be in the game also. Might be worth just tuning in to watch those guys

  304. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    We have a “work in progress” quarterback already…no need to waste a draft pick on another one….next year is a good year to draft a qb

  305. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Jeremy

    Well said…

  306. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Zaviar Gooden????

    Never heard of him but I love former safeties that get converted to linebackers…. They know how to cover and play like defensive backs….yet still big enough to be a force in the run game

    I don’t even know if Brinkley could cover Phil Loadholt running a seam up the middle….so frustrating to watch…i don’t know why we didn’t put Audie Cole out there for a whole game seeing what he did in pre-season…doesn’t make sense too many stars go unshined

  307. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t know if there is one quarterback in this years draft that will be a starter in the NFL 5 years from now…i see a lot of perennial back ups..

  308. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Jeremy

    I love converted anything. It combines multiple skills into one position that can only help.

    That is why I love Ogletree because he played saftey so he is fast and has great coverage skills. He also has above average hands for a defender. Yet big enough to play LB. Really like his skill set.

    Also that is why I was all over Harrison Smith last year. He played running back during high school so he understands what a RB is thinking. Went to college and played linebacker. Then he finished it up at safety. So he is basically another linebacker when he lines up in the box but has the athleticism to play well in coverage. Very happy the vikings traded up to get him.

  309. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Whoa, now, simmer down. Jeremy, you miss my point. I am all for personal responsibility- in fact it should be the new mantra and replace the entitlement syndrome which has overtaken our society and the world. But a smart move for a coach with an inexperienced backup would be to give him a few snaps here and there in real games– we were comfortably ahead in a few games in the last few minutes– put Joe in — you can study anything conceptually by book or visual, but true skill is honed and perfected in the actual doing. Think of college grads with book knowledge but no experience.

  310. By 1vikingsfan on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Why is this website always dead? :/

  311. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @1vikingsfan

    ????

    explain please…

  312. By PurplHaze on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    OK, if this years QBs have backup potential and Manuel is there in the 3rd or 4th, I would have NO PROBLEM with the Vikes grabbing this kid. He has serious potential, just like I said previously.

  313. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    PurpleHaze, I would not be surprised if Spielman takes a QB and even a RB.

  314. By PurplHaze on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    You may be surprised then, Runway. Spielman is ALWAYS good for a surprise!

    Manuel? A “scramble QB” my a$$!!!

  315. By PurplHaze on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Ansah is a BEAST!!!!!

  316. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    DE Mike Catapano from Princeton can be had 6-7th round. Stud

    I believe can develop into a starter at the next level with good coaching and simple maturity/growth/experience.

    Also did well during the East West Shrine Game and practices this year.

  317. By PurplHaze on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    OK, I now REALLY like Warford!!!

  318. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @PurplHaze

    Big fan myself!

    Kalil-Levitre-Sullivan-Warford-Loadholt……..top 3 NFL OL

  319. By PurplHaze on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    NO DOUBT, NN!

    Warlord pushes EVERY D- lineman he faces across the field!

  320. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Another under-the-radar player is….

    DT AJ Francis of Maryland. Big guy at 6’5” 320 with good feet.

    Can be had in the later rounds…. with good coaching on some technique I like what he could bring

  321. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Thing is that everyone seems to be shocked if G Chance Warmack out of Alabama will not get near the #23 pick….

    Maybe not but he could get close.

    Last year G David Decastro of Standford was regarded as one of the best guards to come out in a while. Most said he will go top-10 for sure…. no way he goes past 15……….

    David Decastro was drafted by the Steelers at the 24th overall selection.

    So dont be surprised if Chance Warmack is there and if he is I would draft him!

  322. By PurplHaze on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Unfortunate that we didn’t see much of Patton.

    Will be interesting to see hoe D. Robinson developes as a slot guy. I think, as of right now, he has every bit as much ability as D. Hester.

  323. By PurplHaze on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Thing is, NN…Like it or not, Guard is not a position that will soon be drafted high. Yeah, it’s important. But its not the type of position that is highly regarded.

    As good as Decastro was, it wasn’t realistic to think he’d go that high. And, he IS a good Guard.

  324. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @PurpleHaze

    That is not saying much since Hester has had bright moments but nothing special that has sustained over time.

    Besides as athletic as Robinson is he is not in Hesters league when it comes to shiftiness, explosiveness, and Id be willing to bet top speed also.

  325. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @PurplHaze

    Oh I agree 100%. Thats why I said what I said.

    Guards slip in drafts…. they have more and more.

    Thats why I said do not be surprised if Chance Warmack is close to our pick and if he is I wouldnt have a problem going with him at #23. That is simply one more spot that will not have to be addressed for the next decade.

  326. By PurplHaze on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @NN

    If the coaching staff thinks we have something in Childs, somebody like Warford at #23 would make sense.

    I can hardly wait for April. I’m on the edge of my seat, waiting to see who Rick goes after. Not to mention the outcome of our 2013 season!

  327. By 1vikingsfan on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Northern Norseman by that I mean that the person who runs this website hardly tells us news:/ people that posts things give more information than him and when he does its late news or sometimes stuff that makes me feel that he doesn’t try enough on his job.

  328. By RichardA1 on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    This website dead? I come to this site once a day and scream at the top of my lungs, Vikes are going to go Berzerk next year and I can’t wait!

  329. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @PurplHaze

    Ha right on! NFL Draft is one of my absolute favorite times of the year.

    Reality TV doesnt get much better than the NFL Draft

  330. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Hester’s “ability” as a slot guy is absolutely laughable….he couldn’t catch a ball with stick’em…..

    please Spielman no more converted quarterbacks….it rarely ever..no check that it never works out…with Randle El MAYBE being an exception..

    Stay away let the Jets try and convert them

  331. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Also if Chance Warmack is there at #23 i dont care who else is available we HAVE to take him….best RB in NFL we have to have the best line to go with…..

  332. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @1vikingsfan

    Oh I see what you’re saying.

    Yeah I agree. They do a decent job but its whole setup is a little off Id say.

    Sometimes I do get very jealous of Mike Wobby because he has my dream job. It really cannot be that hard… at least compared to other careers out there. He came in, was awkward, and didn’t know a lot about the game of football. I honestly feel that if I was being paid to spend time on the team and the sport itself that I would be giving good articles out routinely. I feel as if I can do that now and this is just a passionate hobby of mine.

    Up to this date though I am impressed with how far Mike has come because he has learned a lot more about the game and has also has much improved his interviewing skills. He was pretty rough at first so its nice to see him progress. Also, he is just an overall good person. Ive met him before and is someone I respect. I think years down the road he’ll get even better at what he does.

    In the end there are changes that should be done with this site to make it better.

    I also agree on getting information from other posters on here. I dont post much during the season like I do in the off-season but I still read here nearly every day. People on here are awesome about relaying info back and forth…… can even be comical and entertaining at times too

  333. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Entertaining for sure as long as bloggers do not become petty and craft personal attacks against one another.

  334. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Jeremy

    Having a truly dominating line, be it defense or offense, can win games.

    If you had a top OL with AP…. ha like what the peepiehole could you do about it?!

    Kalil-Levitre-Sullivan-Warmack-Loadholt…… then having AP run behind that…….

    SCARY!!!

    If that happens the government might step in and say they wont allow it because its inhumane

  335. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Runway

    Ha I dont think I have got to that point quite yet…. at least I hope not.

    I agree with what you said though

  336. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Settle down Runway….settle down….It can’t be entertaining unless you throw a few jabs out every now and again…am I right Norseman??…

    Also please don’t take a BLOG personal there fella…it’s not a good look bro…you silly willy

  337. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    No NN, I was not referring to you– just a general comment and I don’t know why I said it. But maybe it needed to be heard by someone.

  338. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Runway

    Oh I know you weren’t talking about me.

    I do know what your talking about though. Some blogs can be a blast and then all the sudden the cake phase is over! It just turns into a jab fest and its not as enjoyable anymore.

    Im not talking about some simple trash talking because that can be part of the fun but its when people try to purposely try to be di*****cks that ruin it.

    I follow

  339. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Gol dang I cant wait for the draft.

    A couple of beers and a couple of dozen OMG WHAT JUST HAPPENED moments.

    Cant beat it!

  340. By john61 on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    we need to draft all D

  341. By PurplHaze on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Personal attacks? Such as those directed at something other than ACTUAL SUBJECT MATTER OF THE SITE POSTED ON??? Those attacks really have no place on a football blog!

  342. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    So anyone think Greg Childs will be able to come back from this injury….no player has taken a regular season snap after an injury like this….and some of those peoples’ weren’t as bad….i think he has to the potential to be a #1 but not so sure anymore….sad sh** man I feel for him but I just havnt heard anything about him…..has anybody??

  343. By PurplHaze on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @NN

    I think you’re just the type fan I am.

    I too am like a kid at Christmas!

  344. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Anyone ever pay attention to the teammate chemistry on the sideline or after a play? I find that very interesting to observe. For example, when we played Green Bay in the dome– Ponder ran over and gave AP a hand to help him up. Or Ponder and Webb doing their special handshake, dance together on the sideline after Ponder thew a TD. Sometimes I hear people complain Ponder is not a leader or not yelling at the troops like Brady does– but I have noticed his leadership skills are there– they just look a little different than some of the big mouths of the game.

  345. By PurplHaze on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Correction, Jeremy…

    We haven’t heard anything about Childs since the late Summer/Fall of 2012. I think it’s too early to judge.

  346. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Hope you not talking about me Haze…but i do understand what you talking about and it is irritating when people start blabbing their non-sense and conspiracy theories that have nothing to do with anything

  347. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Jeremy

    I met Greg Childs in mid November and talked with him.

    He honestly seemed just fine moving around and such. I asked him how his rehab is going because no matter where I looked I didn’t find any information on it.

    He said I wouldnt find anything because he said he was trying to keep it a secret. Obviously some people know but not many. I asked him if that was a good thing or that things are going well? He said that he wants it to be a surprise and that people will just have to wait and see. (The last part he was smiling and happy when he said it.)

    So I really don’t know but If I had to guess I would assume he is doing well for whatever stage he is at in rehab.

  348. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Right on thanks Norseman…i like players that stay in the shadows and then come out to let their play on the field speak for them..

    Also that’s pretty f***’in sweet you got to chat him up a little…you live in Minnesota or something??

  349. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Greg Childs sounds smart. He doesn’t want people discussing his rehab, his health, his chances, etc– he does not want all that verbal garbage swirling in the spiritual atmosphere– it does have an affect. His health is his own concern and not to be spread around and converted into hearsays and rumors. Here, here. I like it. I also like Jarius Wright– he is a playmanker.

  350. By PurplHaze on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Just in general, Jeremy.

    @Runway … Sometimes leadership is more about being the right type teammate at the right time, than anything else. Sometimes that’s about a handshake at a positive moment, or a word of encouragement at a negative moment. My point … Being a leader is about knowing what to do or say, dependent upon the situation. So, a QB isn’t necessarily the leader of a team. I think Adrian could be every bit a leader as any of the other 53 members of the active players.

  351. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    so in other words just a piece of that pie for me..gotcha

  352. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah I live in Minnesota and have season tickets.

    It was cool. I was at a charity event when I talked with him. I dont think many knew who he was since most people would walk right by so once I recognized him I walked over to him. I knew he had good size but once I was talking with him for a while it really hit me how big he is.

    Before I left him he also briefly mentioned how that since this is a similar/same injury he had in college that he had a good idea what it would take to make the best out of his rehab.

    I really dont know what to think.

    On the one hand the injury he had is not a good one to have. On the other the vibe I got was that it’s going well for him and he was moving around just fine. Mid/Late November (granted he wasn’t running or jumping when i saw him but still he was moving about).

    Either way Im excited and very optimistic for him. It’ll be interesting how the next year or two play out for him.

  353. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    PurpleHaze, not sure what you are saying. Almost sounds like you are trying to point out to me what I was pointing out.

  354. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @PurplHaze

    Well said.

    Also, sometimes it simply takes time too. Its harder to get the same respect for a rookie as a 8-year vet would get from teammates.

  355. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Runway

    Ha it pretty much was.

    Both of you made good points

  356. By PurplHaze on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply
    PurpleHaze, not sure what you are saying. Almost sounds like you are trying to point out to me what I was pointing out.
    *******
    I’m saying, Ponder’s role is QB and teammate, but NOT necessarily leader. Leader is, whoever the remaining teammares buy into in that role. It’s not a given the QB is the leader. It could just as well be the RB, LT, or FS!

  357. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder reminds me of a Favre in that regard– he gets excited and wants just to be one of the boys having fun. It says we are all in this together. I think that can be a better leadership than when the QB marches up and down the bench screaming and swearing.

  358. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Haze, if an offensive unit has a QB who is not considered one, if not the primary leader, then that team has a serious problem!!!

  359. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    I know it may sound dumb but I really think the whole getting engaged and married ordeal for Ponder really helped him. Its one more thing behind him that he doesn’t have to worry about.

    Ha like I said that may sound idiotic but I believe that is the case here.

    At least we now know he won’t be chasing woman around or trying to explore his single life. If I had a choice as a head coach in the NFL, I would much rather my player be married and have a kid/s. They stay out of trouble and live a more respectable lifestyle. I think that is the case with Ponder.

    Just my opinion

  360. By PurplHaze on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    I agree, Runway. I believe teammates will buy into a”leader” more as a member doing all they can to help the team win, than the type thats a “yeller” or “screamer”.b

  361. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    NN– that is a very sound opinion. In fact, I believe we could find empirical studies to support that. Here, here to the Northern Norseman. A good woman always keeps a man more focused– she probably told him he better win those last games or he may never have the opportunity again to be an NFL starter. She knows sports. Now, we just need to get Joe Webb a smart sports insider to marry.

  362. By PurplHaze on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @NN…

    I didn’t care for CP getting hitched in WI, for obvious reasons.

    What I DID like, was that he did it without letting it become a distraction for the team. I think Christian handled the situation extremely well!

  363. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Runway

    Ha maybe the Wilfs should hire dating and marriage experts to council their players.

    Keep the couples happy and healthy while helping the single find their other halfs. A formula to help a team be that much more successful.

    Runway either you are on something or onto something. Id like to believe, in this case, you are onto something.

  364. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @PurplHaze

    Agreed…. ha I thought that was weird going to WI. Maybe it was more low-profile… not sure.

    I also agree in the fact that even though it was all done at an odd time and in a rush, Ponder did good damage control to make sure the media didn’t catch more fire than it initially did.

    All I know is that Ponder is 4-0 P.E. (Post Engagement) lol

  365. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    NN, sometimes I wish I were on something- then I would have an excuse for my mistakes. Seriously, though, studies even say men who marry live longer. And generally are happier. Look how well Allen has played since he got married and had a baby- in fact, I think he had that record year for sacks after he got married.

  366. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Runway

    Ha I have a feeling we all wish to be on something from time to time.

    That is true. You can see that most athletes almost immediately calm down or at least have less drama filled lives when they are married or also have kids.

    Single football stars that have tons of money and time on their hands go to clubs, have risky behavior, and will have more unhealthy distractions than a married athlete would…. especially when they have kids on top of that. (Obviously not all athletes are like that. Im sure Rudolph wont be going to clubs busting skulls open… haha)

  367. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Well boys it’s time to find Harvin a woman!!!

  368. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    If we had this guy in our locker room we would win the Super Bowl! LOL

  369. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Hire a coordinator like this….

  370. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Anyways….

    @Jeremy

    Good call on Harvin…. It all adds up!

    Ha he just needs to be in a romantic courting relationship and get married.

    BOOM! All is solved.

  371. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    HA!

  372. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    yeeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh buddy……..maybe Wobbles can search the country for some certified dimepieces and then host a minnesota vikings dating website show for the single players…….and WABOP we are a Super Bowl winning dynasty for years to come because we finally took advantage of what seems to be the secret to success!!!!!

  373. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Jeremy, exactly what I was thinking– our own dating site. Purplematch.com

  374. By Jeremy on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    hahahahahahaha that is perfect Runway!!!!!!

  375. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    hahaha purplematch.com

    Love it!

  376. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    purplematch.com is an already registered domain on godaddy.com

    ha they might already be on it.

  377. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Feell like you are the only one who is purple? No need to with purplematch.com

  378. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Oh, dang.

  379. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Purplehornmatch.com

  380. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Runway

    Ha now that site name just sounds dirty and wrong.

    Wow I knew this but I was just thinking how next year most likely will be the last year ever in the Metrodome. Kind of crazy

  381. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    I won’t shed a tear when the dome is demolished.

  382. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Ha yeah it will definitely be nice to move on but there were a lot of memories in that place be it good or bad.

    I feel this 3rd place will be the charm.

    Only thing is that I really hope something doesn’t go under with all that bad funds talk they have had lately

  383. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    I never liked going to the dome– hurt my knees being cramped in there and God forbid if you had to pee— a monumental undertaking!

  384. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    I have always had a blast at the dome. That is most likely because it was game day so I was excited no matter what.

    It is such a run down stadium that I laugh and enjoy it. It is soooo bad in many ways. Haha its seriously a concrete slab… the ghetto of the NFL (as Pat Williams used to call it).

    There is nothing like it. Im super excited for the new stadium but years from now Ill talk to younger folk and they won’t have a clue what I am talking about.

    It is a pile of junk but its our pile of junk….. maybe that is why I enjoy it and will cherish its final days.

  385. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Okay, maybe there are some memories. My sister had season tickets during the 98 season– now that was fun– I went to about half the games with her family– we rolled over everyone. I remember, maybe the next year Dallas was kicking our butt– and their fans taunted us the whole game– until suddenly the Vikes around the fourth quarter surged– and beat them– I was a bit obnoxious– yeah, that was fun screaming back at all those cowgirls. I also enjoyed some Twins games there– but no Monster Truck Pulls.

  386. By Northern Norseman on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Nice! See its great to look back at those moments.

    Even the bad games I still have had a blast with friends around me. Obviously winning would have been better but I always seem to find a way to get the fun going.

    I was at a Vikings Cowboys game a couple of years ago. We kept yelling ‘Cow Girls’ and this Cowboy fan with this massive mullet down from us started to flip us off and scream at us. He looked sooooo absurd… just so ridiculous the way he was furious that we started laughing so hard that my gut hurt.

    Ha I do think I need one truck pull. Are kids seats STILL 5 BUCKS!!! Their commercials were out of control.

  387. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    I also have memories of when there was no Internet or cell phones. I remember having to search out a pay phone and find a place to get change for a dollar– I have no desire to go back to that. When that dome is dust, I have my memories, but no regret it is gone.

  388. By BlueBird7 on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    Commerical,s are not the only thing out of control around here.

  389. By Runway on Jan 26, 2013 | Reply

    One week to SuperBaugh!

  390. By Spencer on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

  391. By Nicholas on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    R 1: Teo or Ogeltree ILB
    R 2: Williams/Hopkins/Hunter WR
    R 3 Jesse Williams DT
    R 4 #1 Alvin Bailey OG
    R 4 # 2 Markus Wheaton WR
    R 5 Rod Sweeting CB
    Rd 7 #1 Devan Drane CB
    Rd 7 # 2 Alex Carder QB

  392. By Parkway on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    No Teo no Williams

  393. By BlueBird7 on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    No to all of them!! Use the team you already have!!

    Why did the Braintrust Viking Orginization get them, and not use them?

  394. By Parkway on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    So just forfeit the entire draft?

  395. By BlueBird7 on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Then, we have those “Experts” that want to go out and buy some “pigs in a poke”!

  396. By Northern Norseman on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @BlueBird7

    I am really starting to question if you understand how the NFL works.

    Just my opinion….

    I understand the point you keep trying to get at but it just simply doesn’t work that way. Could they take a clue from your advice?… I would think from time to time it’d be resonable but there is so much more that goes into the process than what you keep advising.

    You are basically complaining for the sake of complaining without getting the full picture.

  397. By BlueBird7 on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Northern Norseman

    If this is how the NFL works (Frazier style) You can have it..

    Think I will just go fishing with Muskyfever.. At least we will know what we are doing.

    BTW, you post and sound alot like couple of other posters. OTK and Mighty Titus.

    Wouldn’t happen to wear the same size shoes, now would you?

  398. By Northern Norseman on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @BlueBird7

    By all means explain, in detail, what you are ranting about.

    Seriously… write out a good explanation of ‘everything’ that is soooo bugging you with what is going on with the team, how they go about the process, or how things ‘work’ in the NFL.

    I will then see what I agree or disagree with and explain why.

    You still are just complaining for the sake of complaining.

    So if you actually have valid points for what your absurd ramblings are about than I would be more than willing to hear.

    I can’t say that I will agree with everything you say but I’m sure I won’t disagree with everything neither.

    So until then, all your doing is making more noise than sense.

    Got it me boy?

  399. By ShakeYourBootie on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder will make the Pro Bowl next year. Remember next year near the end of the season that I, “ShakeYourBootie”, said it first!

    Harrison Smith will make the Pro Bowl also, which will not be as much of a surprise.

  400. By Jeremy on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Blueballz7 is a troll….and Norseman you are right that this clown doesn’t ever make any sense….Frazier should drop kick your @ss right out of the country…

  401. By BigHorn on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Why does everyone think that we will use our extra dreaft picks to move down? I think that we will use either our extra 4th or 7th to move up some in the first round. And, I believe it will be for either an OG like Chance Wormack or Johnathan Walker, or a shut down cover corner like Dee Milner or Xavier Rhodes.

    Any thoughts on this?

  402. By BigHorn on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    dreaft* = draft

  403. By Runway on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    NN– you tackle the nitty gritty– bravo, but sometimes we should just let people complain and ignore them. I almost posted what you said late last night– Bluebird seems very unhappy or angry– wants to complain.

  404. By Northern Norseman on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @BigHorn

    It is certainly possible.

    Although we haven’t seen Spielman move up in the first round… in fact we have mostly only seen him move down. (except Harrison Smith last year)

    Thing is that through other teams and the Vikings themselves have in fact tried moving up in the first round in the past but for the most part that has not materialized.

    My guess if that they have several guys highlighted as ‘must haves’.

    Cordarralle Patterson or Alec Ogletree could be one of those prospects. If one of them fall to a certain target point then they will get really aggressive. Their target point could be #18 (just an example) and the second a Patterson or Ogletree get to #18 will pick up the phone and really will go after a trade to move up.

    So to answer your question…. yes I really do think there is a realistic chance the Vikings move up but it simply all depends what happens on draft day.

  405. By Jeremy on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    In Spielman I Trust………………….

  406. By john61 on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    PONDER WIIL NEVER MAKE THE PRO BOWL,unless all NFC qb are hurt

  407. By Runway on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    I love the optimism and support for our team around here. Or did some of you get lost, are color blind, and see yellow and green on this site rather than purple?

  408. By Northern Norseman on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @Runway

    Agreed. It just bothers me how no matter what some people will constantly complain for the sake to complain without realizing that if they took the time to get the entire picture they wouldn’t get so riled up.

    Its sort of like the president. People will sit and bicker non stop about how the president is dumb, not doing his job, why isn’t anything changing, is terrible,…. so on and so on.

    Thing is that those same people could put their absolute favorite person to take the president job but days later will rip into them the same way they have with anyone else.

    You are right as there will be nothing that’ll change that. They will always be around. I should let idiots be idiots and move on.

    One of my favorite quotes:

    Do not get into an argument with an idiot. You’ll have to get down to their level for them to understand your point but once on their level…. they will beat you senseless with experience.

  409. By Runway on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Experienced Idiot for hire! Love it.

  410. By Northern Norseman on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @Jeremy

    Haha that would be a perfect poster at the NFL Draft in NYC.

    “In Spielman I Trust…”

  411. By BigHorn on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Thanks for the input NN!

  412. By vikes- or - die on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    DORKavich wins downunder again. Not a big fan of DORKavich but i gotta give him props because he is incredible. I like Nadal and it looks like he will be ready for the French Open. Nadal is the king of a clay but we’ll have to see how it plays out since his knees are giving him trouble. Any Viking fans out there watch a little tennis?

  413. By Northern Norseman on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @vikes-or-die

    I do a little. I haven’t been really able to the last couple of years as much but over the years I really have liked Federer.

    Especially when Federer would face against Nadal because Federer is very technically sound with finesse to his game but Nadal is younger and is more aggresive with his athletic play. Always was an interesting match-up.

    Ha can’t go terribly in much detail since I don’t follow the sport very close but I do respect the game.

    (Mardy Fish also has Minnesota ties so I see what he is up to once in a blue moon)

  414. By Northern Norseman on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Ha not the biggest fan of DORKavich (never heard that) either but he is physically imposing as a tennis player. Really good.

    I also posted a 2 second clip further up in this blog of John McEnroe flipping out.

  415. By Northern Norseman on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Sleeper pick….

    I wouldn’t be overall surprised if the Vikings drafted DE Margus Hunt of SMU in the 1st round.

  416. By Parkway on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Big Federer fan. I dislike Murray a great deal. Every time he starts losing suddenly something “hurts”.

  417. By Jeremy on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    McEnroe is the MAN!!! Those outbursts he had are priceless and absolutely hilarious..i will say this about tennis, if there is any good time to watch tennis it is now because of how dominant the Big 4 (Djokovic, Murray, Fed and Nadal) are.. their matches when they play eachother are epic and unlike anything the sport has ever seen…great time for tennis

    With that said..Margus Hunt is an absolute beast…the thougth of him and J Allen is mean to think about…He runs a 4.6 40 and think how much he could learn under Allen..could possibly even play DT for us

  418. By Northern Norseman on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @Jeremy

    I thought the same thing… he is like a Jared Allen mold. Would be great for him to be Allens under study. Eventually having Griffen on one side and Hunt on the other. Not bad…

  419. By Runway on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    One week, two hours…

  420. By Northern Norseman on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    The more I keep looking at the first round the more I like where the Vikings sit.

    Not only will the contract not be overwhelming sitting at #23 but there WILL be someone great sitting at #23.

    There will be someone that will be too good to pass up.

    The Vikings will just stay at #23 and take the best player available (BPA).

  421. By Nicholas on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Which Williams were you saying no to, Parkway? Terrance Williams or Jessie Williams?

  422. By Jeremy on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Both….the only williams we should take is brandon and not in the first or second

  423. By Stew on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Tired of people saying that we should ignore the offense situation and focus on upgrading the defense. If the defense can’t stay off the field because the offense constantly goes 3 and out, then the defense will be useless!

  424. By Northern Norseman on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @stew

    Very valid and good point.

    On the other side of the coin the defense needs to be good to keep putting the offense back on the field.

    It goes both ways but your point is very valid regardless

  425. By Northern Norseman on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    I will be very displeased with the Vikings if they do not make a strong push to sign DT Glen Dorsey in free agency.

    5th overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft

    The guy was an absolute stud and one of the best character guys you will find around the league.

    The Cheifs messed him up because he is at his best at DT in a 4-3. Instead they switch to a 3-4 and put him at DE.

    Bring him back to his roots and watch him dominate.

    Bring GLEN DORSEY TO MINNESOTA!!!

  426. By Stew on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Three things I would love to see us improve on is converting on 3rd down, getting off the field on 3rd and long, and scoring in the red zone!

  427. By Northern Norseman on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @Stew

    Offensive and Defensive line is where it’s at.

    Having an absolute dominating OL can control the clock and help move the team down the field.

    Having an absolute domininating DL can shut down opposing offenses, especially when it is those 3rd and longs that you are talking about.

    I would love to get one good DT and G through free agency and another good DT and G through the draft.

    A game is most easily won if you win at the line of scrimmage… without a doubt.

  428. By Nicholas on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway What do you have against Terrance Williams?

  429. By vikes- or - die on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @NN
    Not a huge fan myself, I just like watching the 4 majors. Incredible matches these days.

  430. By Northern Norseman on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @Nicholas

    I wouldn’t say I do not like Terrance Williams but I will say that he is over rated.

    Seriously there are many guys that I could make a very strong case for being a better WR and some ‘experts’ will go out at say that Terrance Williams is the top rated WR on their board……. reallly?

    Keenan Allen
    Cordarrelle Patterson
    Justin Hunter
    Robert Woods
    Deandre Hopkins
    Da’Rick Rodgers
    Quinton Patton

    I would take most of those WRs before I would take Terrance Williams. (a couple may be a toss up)

    Im not saying he is bad because I honestly think he can develop into a quality WR at the next level. I just would rather draft a different WR than Terrance Williams that high in the draft.

  431. By H.M.G. on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    By Carl K on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    H.M.G-
    You are a big fan of Quinton Patton… what do you think of this idea? If we draft Q. Patton in the 1st or 2nd round, do you like the idea of drafting his QB Colby Cameron in the 7th round.

    Cameron is 6’2 210 and is a game manager type. This year he completed 68% of his throws for 4147 yards – 31 tds to just 5 ints.

    He would fit our system and he would give Webb some competition… and it would cost us much.

    You have me sold on Patton as long as we can get his QB in the 6th or 7th round.
    We have 2 7th round picks… maybe we can trade one and go get a good young QB.
    ______________________________________________________________

    Cameron could be a nice challenger for Webb and MBT.
    Also another LA. Tech guy OL Jordan Mills. He is a big angry big ugly.

  432. By BlueBird7 on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Jeremy

    First let me see if I can get through that thick head of yours

    My post name is not Blueballz7. It’s BlueBird7 used because those were my
    Radio Call signs used while in actual armed Combat in the US Army.

    Something you wouldn’t know anything about, as you would rather set on your fat, lazy ass and let others do your fighting.

    Show a little respect for Veterans. Want a War? Answer Yes, or No.

  433. By Nicholas on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway Yes, I agree…I especially like Patterson and Hopkins. They both look like tremendous play-makers!

    I mainly like Williams because he is a huge target and also posses a good amount of speed. If he was the last available of the top tier WRs, I’d definitely pull the trigger on him.

  434. By Stew on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    I can’t wait to see how much the team grow next year. Especially Harrison Smith and Jarius Wright!

  435. By Stew on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @bluebird

    Lmao good one! I’m a Navy Sailor so big ups to the troops!

  436. By Stew on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    I feel like we can get a receiver in the 1 or 2 round and get Quinton Patton with one of our 4ths. Why not double down in a position of need!

  437. By Flap Jaw on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Bluebird7 Don’t pay any attention to that dufus Jeremy. He is just another know-it all loudmouth.

  438. By BlueBird7 on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Thanks Stew. My oldest daughter is now a Retired US Navy Yeoman.

    So you see, the US Navy is also a part of my family. My oldest brother was in the WWII Navy.

  439. By Stew on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @bluebird

    Wow that’s great! I love interacting with vets. I’m on the USS Enterprise, and we just had a lot of vets from as long as 50 years ago come visit the ship one last time before its decommissioning. It’s was a great experience seeing their faces light up from seeing their old work centers and hearing their stories. It was priceless!

  440. By Jeremy on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah….. good one Blueballz Flaps Stews Jaw…..”dufus” ouch bro…what killer comments you guys just bashed me with…

    Good job navy boy…i bet you havnt even sniffed action..loser….

    Bluebird7 I hve respect for what you did but don’t act like you are better than us “civilians” (ha laughable i bet my life i could kick your and sailor boys @ss at the same time)…anybody can go to war bottom line…personal choice bro welcome to the United States of America!!!!!!

    Lets be honest the last comment BlueBird7 posted is the only one i have read that makes any sense at all…sorry maybe you should have taken advantage of that GI Bill….

  441. By Stew on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Some people are so immature and ignorant that its sad. Lol I just laugh at them! No offense taken Jeremy, I understand!

  442. By Jeremy on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Get back to work Stew what the h.e.l.l. am I paying you for….

    Oh and by the way I am only on here for a Marketing Trends class and not because I have no life like Flap Jaw Stew and Bluebirdie….thanks for some entertaining writing for my paper due wednesday…keep the good times rolling baby

  443. By Jeremy on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Like I said earlier Frazier should drop kick your @ss right out of the country….you too Stewie you are a disgrace to our military…its people like you that give us a bad name around the world….do your job like man and don’t try and get sympathy for being a Veteran or active duty…I DONT CARE you arent the first one to do it and you wont be the last

  444. By Jeremy on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Cat got your tongue little birdie????

  445. By Vikings1 on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @vikes- or – die

    I love tennis and I could have gone all day watching the replay of the match but you just told me who won and I was pulling for Murray, oh well a waste of time watching it now since I now know who wins. I agree with NN, DORKavichis a heck of a player and he will be hard to beat period. I too will be glad when the draft comes, can’t wait to see who we get, curiosity is killing me!

  446. By Vikings1 on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @Stew

    I don’t think everyone is saying to ignore the OL, but our biggest need is on defense. We were ranked 31st in the # of opponents 3rd conversions per game according to the NFL team rankings and 2nd in rushing yards per game. I agree we need a standout receiver to go with Harvin but we had problems all year stopping opponents on 3rd down!

  447. By Nicholas on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    So many great players can fall to #23!!!! (licks lips)

  448. By Vikings1 on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @Stew

    Right on fellow vets, I am an Army Vietnam era vet and I salute all veterans especially Vikings fans that are Military Vets!

  449. By Jeremy on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, I just re-read my posts, and I know I made some stupid remarks about veterans. You have to excuse my total disrespect for all the veterans that made it possible for me to even work with a newspaper. In a week or two, I’ll wake up.

  450. By Northern Norseman on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Lay off the Military Veterans, Jeremy.

  451. By Shawn on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

  452. By Runway on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Wow. Looks like what I said last night is being fulfilled.

  453. By Runway on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    There should be an age or height limit to post here.

  454. By vikes- or - die on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    The pro bowl is kicking off. But If somebody should want the game to mean something, then HENCE, pay the players to play. Give them something to play for in the charity bowl.

  455. By Shawn on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Just turned on the Pro Bowl … Only seen 3 plays but it looks more competitive as in players giving more effort than last season.

  456. By vikes- or - die on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @VicHkings1
    Watch out from the beast from mexico. He is like no other. He is like the bee that that dosent had the sence to die.

  457. By vikes- or - die on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    sorry, i meant my response toword Vikings1

  458. By Shawn on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Kalil playing RT … got whooped

  459. By Champ Henson on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Pro Bowl observation:
    look how Rudolfs skills are brought out with a QB that can throw.

  460. By Tomcat on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Jeremy-Y ou have a lot to learn- about respect, about manners, and about civility.

  461. By vikes- or - die on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Champ Henson.
    i dont mean to rain on anybodies parade, but it takes a team to make a team. If I gave your mama a pro bowl line would she complete a pass? No. she would ask you if you want some more cornbread and if there is any thing more she could do for your sorry ass.

  462. By Jeremy on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Pff Man shut the **** up don’t tell me what I need to learn…i didn’t even start that with those guys…. you don’t even understand what I was trying to say.

  463. By Runway on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, like I said– there needs to be an age limit to post on here. Children should be doing their homework.

  464. By Jeremy on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Good one Runway we all saw what you said a million times….come up with something creative rather than just agree or disagree…how pathetic your life must be you sad sad loser….how often did you get picked on as a measly boy??

  465. By vikes- or - die on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Runaway,
    Sorry but what exactly is not being remember?

  466. By Tomcat on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Rudolph is having a great game.

  467. By Champ Henson on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Vikes or die…….I don’t get your point.

  468. By Runway on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    You see Jeremy, when you respond as you do, we all see how insecure you are. Be a man and grow some self-control. Once you have a healthy self-esteem, you won’t care what someone else says. You’re young: I understand. But learn that you should not allow others to get inside your head and influence your every whim– that is how animals live. They react and respond to anything that happens outside themselves– their environment controls them, not an internal self. Find your identity and be secure in yourself.

  469. By vikes- or - die on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Champ Henson,
    If you are void of understanding then you have no comprehension.

  470. By Runway on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    I like Joe Flacco– he is the best QB in the game right now.

  471. By stew on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe he wants attention like a woman would!

  472. By Champ Henson on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    vikes or die……..thanks for clearing that up for me…..you are a genius.

  473. By Jeremy on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Oh thank you Runway for your extremely wise, philosophical examination of myself….I think I have become less insecure because of it and have discovered my “internal self”…Finally I am at peace great Philosopher Runway.

  474. By Jeremy on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Stew for all it’s worth man…I want to sincerely apologize to you for anything bad I said…I got heated and let my emotions get the best of me…I have never had anything but absolute RESPECT for ALL MILITARY members past or present… I understand the sacrifices you men and women make in order for us to have freedom and security. I have had many relatives and friends that have served.. Love what you guys’ do and again my sincerest apologies.

  475. By Runway on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Nothing else to say to you, young man. I said my piece. Peace!

  476. By Champ Henson on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1502933-nfl-draft-picks-who-would-be-instant-starters-for-the-minnesota-vikings#/articles/

  477. By Champ Henson on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Runway….you are a good man.

  478. By vikes- or - die on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Champ. Sorry CHAMP , but, is that your name given by your own mystic. catch a clue and you might learn something. Like? what is playing football all about?

  479. By Runway on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Why so much animosity tonight? Is the Pro-bowl that bad? I just turned it on– not too bad– and I have not looked at one in years.

  480. By Champ Henson on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    vikes or die…..if you knew as much as you think you do you’d know who Champ Henson was……and please tell us, what is playing football all about so that everybody on here can learn something old mighty guru.

  481. By vikes- or - die on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Champ, Chuck Foreman, Page, Sammy White, Stu Voit, NATE WRIGHT, and yor mama who dont no know no better.

  482. By Runway on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    So many talented QBs on the field in Hawaii. Why is Ponder not there? Maybe next year. Allen and AP are there.

  483. By vikes- or - die on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Football is the GRID IORN. If you have actuallly ever palyed the game you will know what i am talking about. i know 1 person who is and i have never meant him. AP. you talk about somebody carrying on his back. talk to frazier.

  484. By H.M.G. on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    children…insults…overall d!ckheadedness
    Its a wonder this site ever has a some what competent conversation\discussion.
    Try showing respect you fellow fans and try to at least attempt to understand their view point.

  485. By H.M.G. on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Or instead have a few hundred post that are name calling.

  486. By vikes- or - die on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Runaway, Do u even no what the F=ck u are saying?

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  488. By 1vikingsfan on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    You know what’s funny. In the probowl they call a false start on # 82 but Rudolph and written are both # 82. Haha thats how much the refs care also

  489. By vikes- or - die on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Let me tell you you clueless about colllege football. te’o is useless. If you can see that then there is hope.

  490. By Vikings1 on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Alright, Kyle Rudolph MVP of the Allstar game, way to go Kyle.

  491. By Vikings1 on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    @Jeremy

    Apology accepted and no hard feelings, we all say things in the heat of the moment that we wished we could take back, have a nice night.

  492. By Runway on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply

    Vikes or die– I believe this is what HMG was talking about when he said there are children here– show some respect- you have no idea who you are addressing.

    By vikes- or – die on Jan 27, 2013 | Reply
    Runaway, Do u even no what the F=ck u are saying?

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    Good one vikings rule!!!! mind your business bro…i would mop the floor with you.. hiding behind your extremely clever name

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