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Roderick Williams – From North Of The Border To The NFC North

Posted by Mike Wobschall on February 13, 2013 – 7:42 am

The Vikings have reached into the CFL with success in the past. Bud Grant became the second head coach in franchise history after leading the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to 4 Grey Cup titles over 10 seasons. Grant’s success with the Vikings is well-chronicled, so we won’t take the time or space to detail it here. Suffice it to say, he’s perhaps the most revered figure in franchise history.

Earlier this week the Vikings reached across the border once again by signing CB Roderick Williams. The point here is not to compare what Grant accomplished with the Vikings from 1967-83 and in 1985 to what Williams could do for the Vikings now. The Grant part was just an opportunity to spice up an offseason blog entry with a Hall of Fame name. Rather, the signing of a player in mid-February who was an all-star in another professional football league further illustrates the point Vikings GM Rick Spielman makes frequently – that building and maintaining an NFL roster is truly a year-round, never-ending process.

Williams may be just a training camp body who is discarded before the 2013 regular season commences. Or he may be a member of the 53-man roster when the Vikings suit up in Week 1. Or he may be somewhere in between, we don’t know yet. What we do know is that Williams measures in at 5-10, 180 pounds. He’s 26 years old and is technically an undrafted rookie because this is his first NFL contact. But he’s played at a high level in the CFL for 3 seasons, collecting 11 INTs and one all-star honor for the Edmonton Eskimos in that time.

Edmonton released Williams, who attended the same school as Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier (Alcorn State), from his contract specifically so he could pursue an opportunity in the NFL. That opportunity will be with Frazier and the Vikings.

NFL teams signing standout players from the CFL is nothing new. Of late, players such as DE Cameron Wake and CB Brandon Browner have successfully made the transition. Wake has 43.0 sacks and has missed just 2 games in 4 seasons with the Dolphins while Browner has 28 starts and 9 INTs for the Seahawks in 2 seasons. Just this offseason, the New England Patriots have signed 2 former CFL players – DE/OLB Jason Vega and DE Armond Armstead.


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577 Responses to “Roderick Williams – From North Of The Border To The NFC North”

  1. By 1vikingsfan on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    OK all you hotshots. let us hear all your greatest!

  2. By 1vikingsfan on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Let us start with titus and granddaddypurp. ehhhhh whats up doc’s?

  3. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    It doesnt matter what I say, you’ll still be the same idiot.

  4. By vikes- or - die on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Pump up the “D” baby! I want our “D” to crush teams this year!

  5. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Another short DB

  6. By vikes- or - die on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Pump up the “D” baby! I want our “D” to crush teams this year! Bring back the black and blue!

  7. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    But yeah stack up on Defense!

  8. By 61Vikings on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    We need some ball-hawking corners/DB’s on this team, because year in and year out we rank at the bottom for int’s. Chris Cook is a great cover corner, but he doesn’t make enough plays on the ball!!! Josh Robinson made a few picks, and he will only get better!!! Antoine Winfield has about 1-2 more years left in him, but a guy you want to keep around for the younger guys on this team!!! So, good luck Roderick Williams, hope you make the team and can be an impact player right away!!!

  9. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1520275-projecting-the-best-available-players-for-every-nfl-teams-first-draft-choice

  10. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Harvin ???…

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1526212-cutting-knox-was-a-tough-move-for-the-bears-but-also-the-right-one

  11. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    ;-)

  12. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1527424-percy-harvin-vikings-shoudnt-cave-to-demands-of-star-wr

  13. By Carl K on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Rod Williams is a camp body. Marcus Sherels is a free agent, so this move could indicate Sherels will not be back… or it could be Spielman’s attempt to put some pressure on Sherels to sign a lower contract offer than what he is asking for (before the draft).

    Either way, I would draft a late round corner.

    CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Tyrann Mathieus, Marc Anthony, Josh Johnson, Sanders Cu m m ing and Micah Hyde would all look good in purple. Some of these corners are solid return guys too.

    If Marcus Sherels wants to stay a Viking, he better re-sign soon!

  14. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1525067-scouting-combine-prospects-that-fit-minnesotas-biggest-nfl-draft-needs#/articles/1525067-scouting-combine-prospects-that-fit-minnesotas-biggest-nfl-draft-needs

  15. By Mark Laramore on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    picking up a CB is a good thing. J. Wright and Childs along with a good WR through the draft Minnesota should be fine. Resign Percy Harvin he’s a super star

  16. By Parkway on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    I’m good with releasing Sherels, he doesn’t add much to the team

  17. By Carl K on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Oh no! Frederick Jones will not like this blog!

  18. By vikings rule on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    hopkins thinks Ponder will be a top 12 qb next year, he is currenly ranked #48 now, even backups are ranked ahead of him

  19. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1526538-wide-receivers-the-vikingscan-grab-on-days-2-3-of-the-2013-nfl-draft

  20. By 1vikingsfan on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    GrandDaddyPup. That makes two of us, huh…

  21. By vikingbob136 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Any video on this guy out there in computer land?
    5 foot 10 doesn’t get me excited unless its a chick who is on the cover of some
    magazine
    Thanks

  22. By 1vikingsfan on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    The bears would be happy to replace him with Harvin!

  23. By northwoodsv2 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    “Looking at Percy Harvin rationally.
    Pros: under 30, great hands, great speed, great quickness”

    I’d also mention versatile and dangerous (in the good sense), an every-play scoring threat.

    “Cons: Migranes first few years”

    Problem solved, moot point now.

    “fought with two head coaches PUBLICLY”

    Fought? Watch the tape again where he vents frustration to Frazier, as he walks by. I’ve had more heated arguments with my 3 year old son about bedtime.

    “only finished one season of 16 games”

    So? That’s why you have depth. All positions are at risk of injury, and the harder you play, the more likely to get injured. Smith plays the same, so does AP, and both missed gametime – should we get rid of those risks, too? Harvin’s pro’s far outweigh this con.

    “spent end of last year with ankle injury which still has to pass physical”

    Wow, you are out of the loop. http://www.yardbarker.com/all_sports/articles/report_vikings_harvin_has_passed_physical/12844270

    “very expensive”

    MVP talent doesn’t come cheap.

  24. By vikings rule on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder will be cut after the 2014 season

  25. By wonka22 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Can’t blame Ponder for the ranking.Even other teams backup qb’s had 3,4 or even 5 wr’s at their disposal that are better than anyone we had minus Percy.Get him some weapons,on par with the other 11 playoff teams,then we can watch and judge.

  26. By 1vikingsfan on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Not to soon for me.

  27. By BlueBird7 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Northwoods

    All the good things about Percy and “They” still want to trade him??????

  28. By Champ Henson on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Another stab at a cfl player….a 5’10″ guy going up agaist 6′ 3″ receivers…makes no sense…..when will the vikings learn that these guys are a waste of time 99% of the time.

  29. By Champ Henson on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Instead of forever looking for marginal hopefuls at CB the vikings should be looking for the big bruising RB that can hammer out 1 or 2 yards when it’s 4th and a yard with the game on the line. Or fourth an goal on the opponents one yard line….And Gerhardt ain’t the guy, he will fumble.

  30. By iaVIKE on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Of all the positions you think the Vikes should bring talent in at you think RB is the one?…………

  31. By Champ Henson on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    No, I’m saying if you are going to pick up no-bodies pick up some guys other than cb’s.

  32. By northwoodsv2 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    “All the good things about Percy and “They” still want to trade him??????”

    Just WHO is THEY, exactly????? The team? Show me a statement that says the Vikings want to trade him.

    All we have is speculation, published by beat writers looking to fill a page and meet a deadline, and posted by bloggers who are free with opinions (myself included).

  33. By Champ Henson on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    The team might get lucky like they did at the FB position last year.

  34. By northwoodsv2 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Or are you talking about the bloggers, Bluebird??

  35. By northwoodsv2 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    This CFL’er has more chance of making the final cut than, let’s say, a point guard. He put up some decent numbers. He may be just a camp body, but he’s a prime grade camp body.

  36. By Carl K on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Hopkins- in regards to the day 2-3 wr post.
    No way would I take Denard Robinson. I would move Webb to WR before I waste a draft pick on him.

    Robinson is 5-11 and people are questioning his speed and concentration skills.
    Webb is 6-3 220 with 4.4 speed

    Robinson only caught 3 rec in his entire career at Michigan. Webb had 32 rec as a wr at UAB.

    Robinson rushed for 4495 yards in 723 attempts for a 6.21 yrd average on a very good Michigan team.

    Webb ran for 2774 yrds on 516 attempts for 5.37 average on a very bad UAB team.

    Webb’s pro stats (regular season and playoffs)- 1 kickoff return for 30 yrds, 1 rec for 9 yrds, 48 rushing attempts 341 yrds… that is 7.6 yrds per touch and a TD very 12.5 times he get a chance.

  37. By Carl K on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    For some of you Webb fans that want to see what Joe can do as a WR……
    Go to you tube and search for these titles:

    2007 UAB Football Preview- Wide Receivers

    and

    Sam Hunt – Quarterback and Musician

    In this video you will see Webb make a great one handed catch in the end zone from a pass thrown by Sam Hunt.

  38. By Carl K on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    This is Joe’s final year on his contract. We know what he looks like as a QB, it is time to take a good look at him as a WR.

  39. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1527039-how-marcus-lattimore-can-return-from-injury-to-take-the-nfl-by-storm

  40. By Tomcat on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Sherels is as good as gone.

  41. By Tomcat on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Aroma and Jenkins are gone.

  42. By Tomcat on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    S. Burton is gone.

  43. By Carl K on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Minnesota could be a good landing spot for Lattimore.
    A 3rd down roll behind AP for a couple years would give him some time to fully recover from his injury.

  44. By BlueBird7 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Northwoods
    I was refering to the news article on the net, not the bloggers, as they don’t count

    Which means those “Sports” writers don’t really count either, say what.:).

  45. By Tomcat on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    If K.Will won`t restructure he could be gone.

  46. By Parkway on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    With the physical tools Webb has, I find it hard to believe he has such brick hands that he would be worse than shadu

  47. By vikings rule on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    k will is not worth that kind of money, and no other teams will want him

  48. By Frederick Jones on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    It’s time to start playing the purple people eater song to get fired up for next season!

  49. By Frederick Jones on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Those that make predictions usually fall on their rears. Jones doesn’t want to make any predictions.

    The Vikings have to find the “missing links” to the championship. We cannot, in fred, stay the same, and expect to get better.

    You win football games by having the best big people, so Jones recommends starting there.

  50. By Frederick Jones on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Tomcat, and Carl K,

    Why throw guys under the bus?

    If you have suggestions on new players to obtain, that has merit.

    Aromashadu has excellent potential as a WR. He can go up and get the football!!!

  51. By Frederick Jones on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Carl K.,

    It’s not impossible for Joe Webb to be switched to WR.

    There are a few reasons why it would be unlikely:

    1. Joe Webb has now played a lot more QB than WR.

    2. Joe never showed himself to be a great WR.

    3. Why haven’t the Vikings mentioned the move yet?

    4. Who would play QB in the event of an injury to Ponder?

    5. Joe hasn’t played WR much for the Vikings, so it might
    take him half the season to feel comfortable with the change.

    6. In the modern NFL, and even in the old days, people do not
    change positions very often. That is how to get people hurt!!!

  52. By northwoodsv2 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hard not to throw players under the bus. You just did.

    What would it take for Aroma to realize that potential??????

    A better QB.

  53. By Frederick Jones on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    In the meantime we need some guards and at least one run stuffing DT.

    It might be worthwhile to use free agency to get these people. We do not
    know how much longer AD will want to play (or be able to play, RB is a tough position).

  54. By Frederick Jones on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    The Vikings also need some DBs, LBs, and WRs.

    But not as badly as we need the big people!!!

  55. By Vikings1 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Frederick Jones

    I agree with you that Aromashadu has more potential than all the WR’s other than Wright and Harvin. Will be interesting to see who we draft @ WR and the competition in training camp if/when Childs comes back healthy.

  56. By Parkway on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    For those buying the hype that we could only get a 2nd or 3rd for Harvin (OTK):

    Chris Mortensen:

    “It sounds like they are expecting Harvin to show up and play under his contract. If other teams want to call the Vikings to discuss a trade, YOU BETTER BRING THE AMMUNITION”

  57. By northwoodsv2 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    I’d like to see Jenkins another year. He had a QB who couldn’t deliver for the first part of the season, and once Ponder showed improvement he had a twinged back.

    Give him a chance without back pain, and with a much-improved Ponder.

  58. By Wraith4912 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    We all know Webb isn’t the answer at QB. Vikes tried him as a reciever and the word is he is bad at the same things as other vikings recievers, running proper routes and getting separation. I think he needs more development in this role but with that being said I was wondering about the possibility of Webb at corner, that height, speed and jumping ability leads me to believe he would excel at that position.

  59. By northwoodsv2 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t expect Childs to fall into the same category as AD. Bilateral patellar tendon injuries don’t rehab well.

    I wish him luck, but I’m not holding my breath that he’ll be playing next season.

  60. By Frederick Jones on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    @northwoodsv2,

    Give Webb or Ponder “Brady Time” and I guarantee that either one of them can get a Passer Rating over 85 for the season.

    That’s Purple People Eater prediction!!!

  61. By Frederick Jones on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Wraith,

    You can call yourself THROW WEBB UNDER THE BUS #254.

    Why throw any of our players under the bus?

  62. By Parkway on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    For those buying the hype that we could only get a 2nd or 3rd for Harvin (OTK):

    Chris Mortensen:

    “It sounds like they are expecting Harvin to show up and play under his contract. If other teams want to call the Vikings to discuss a trade, YOU BETTER BRING THE AMMUNITION” ..

  63. By Frederick Jones on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Wraith

    There are a lot of other things that need to be changed and discussed:

    The third down decisions of taking out AD and Harvin.

    Throwing nothing but short p@sses.

    Waiting so long to play Jarius Wright.

    Not playing Gerhart.

    Playing the “full house” backfield so much.

    and etc.

  64. By Parkway on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Noooo Frazier signed an extension

  65. By Frederick Jones on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Joe Webb has ALL the tools to be a great NFL Quarterback!!!

  66. By Frederick Jones on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway,

    Bud Grant once said it’s good for the team for the Head Coach to have job security.

    That is security for the coaching staff and it’s players!!!

  67. By Frederick Jones on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    :) :) :) :)

    ________________________________________________:) :) :) :) :) :)

  68. By Wraith4912 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    @ Jones
    Sorry you think I want to throw Webb under the bus, not at all, the man is a beast of an athlete that will probably get cut because the vikings haven’t utilized him effectively. I was just trying to get thoughts from the blog on how Webb at corner could or couln’t work for the team. You are right about everything you listed but Musgrave isn’t going anywhere till it’s time to run Ponder out of town.
    “we all know Webb isn’t the answer at QB” is a reference to the current thinking that the vikes will cut him to look for a more system friendly backup because for Webb to succeed at QB would require a system change that the vikings will not do.

  69. By vikingbob136 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Webb might have all the tools but none of them are sharpened.Cut Webb and Carlson at the same time.Maybe they can go play for Roderick Williams team in the CFL. I hear there is an opening.

  70. By BlueBird7 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Mike Max, WCCO seems to think that the 49ers have the besr chance to aquire
    Percy Harvin. Trading Alex Smith would free up 8.5 Millon, and they also have picks availabe to offer in addtion.

    He would be working with Colon Kaepernick, as everyone knows is waaay above anything thing Ponder can offer.I don’t want Haevin to leave, however if he does, what better place then with a real team that could, and most likely will, win the next SuperBowl.The Vikings win the nerxt Bowl? Not with Frazier the won’t.

  71. By RichardA1 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    They brought it in the number one tackler of all canadian football last year, and boy did his highlight reel have some good hits, the Vikes released him, did not give him a chance-, now release Harvin, a superstar because someone got called a notty name! gee, why hasn’t this team made the superbowl!

  72. By RichardA1 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    The Vikings had the best defesive liinebacker hitter in all of canadian football last year-the Vikes released him….Harvin called somebody a name and now this superstar is getting the boot-is there a wonder why ere not in the superbowl!

  73. By RichardA1 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Solomin eliminian-best hitter in all football in canada- Vikes did not give him much of a chance, certainly not in any games, except when he did play and made a interception. The same with this guy they got, the Vikes will release him, just watch!

  74. By BlueBird7 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Excuse the typos, a bit miffed on this Percy Harvin thing.

  75. By Parkway on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    For those buying the hype that we could only get a 2nd or 3rd for Harvin (OTK):
    Chris Mortensen:
    “It sounds like they are expecting Harvin to show up and play under his contract. If other teams want to call the Vikings to discuss a trade, YOU BETTER BRING THE AMMUNITION” .

  76. By Tomcat on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Jones- The Cat threw noone under the bus.The thing is we have only a certain amount of roster spots. The draft and free agency are coming. Therefore, a certain number of current players will have to be released to make room for draft picks and signings.

  77. By RichardA1 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    If Harvin is still on the team, the air has got to clear! like what the f— exactly is going on? No one is going to sit threw a season of fighting amongst players, coachs, it ruins the game, win or loose! if he stays a heart to heart chat with us, the fans, and it has to be convincing!

  78. By Tomcat on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    We would be crazy to trade Percy unless there is more to the story, and supposing we did we better get more than a 2nd.

  79. By northwoodsv2 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Webb can run, and Webb can jump. I haven’t seen Webb do anything other than that in his opportunities.

    Oh, and he can throw a bounce-p@ss with the best of them.

  80. By northwoodsv2 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    The only one saying we are trading him is a beat writer trying to fill a column.

  81. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    I never said anything about a third round pick ??…Unless Spielman gets a combination of picks…

    I said Harvin most likely gets a brings us a second round pick…If Spielman can get more..Great…

    Spielman can get a compensatory 3rd pick next season if Harvin leaves via free agency…Even at that Harvin still needs to report after the first 10 weeks of the regular season…Or he will still be under contract for a full year next season…

    If Spielman doesn’t get at LEAST a second round pick…He won’t trade him…Simple as that…imo…

  82. By 1vikingsfan on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hey just stop using my name already seriously grow up. Your just to dumb to see this funny. People someone is using my name so if he offends you guys this is my last one i blog

  83. By Tomcat on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    The 9ers have about 15 picks, including 3 3rds. I wouldn`t want to see them get him `cuz we will likely see `em in the playoffs for years.

  84. By Tomcat on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    With all those picks, as stacked as they are, how many will make their team?

  85. By Shawn on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    I love Percy the player but I’m tired of this distraction. The Viking organization has been overly patient with this mental case… trade him. Sign DWayne Bowe and draft Bowes replacement. The Vikings need a true #1 WR… Chilly really scre’wed this organization with his want for players that can play multiple positions attitude. We don’t need a tiny RB(Percy) that plays WR. WE NEED A WR… PERIOD

  86. By Tomcat on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    We could punish Percy and trade him to Buffalo. See how he likes their stadium in December, not to mention their QB`s

  87. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    What is happening with Winfield? Is he retiring or one more year?

  88. By Tomcat on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Bowe would be great. Then draft a WR in 2nd and 4th.

  89. By Tomcat on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Winny will be back.

  90. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    For sure, Tomcat– how do you know? If so, we need to get him a ring– one of the classiest players in the whole NFL.

  91. By Shawn on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Percy is giving me a migraine.

  92. By Daniel on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Let’s see if he can do a good job, I hope he can

  93. By BlueBird7 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Here is a bit of interesting news. Seems there is a 350 lb Hawaiian High School running back, by the name of David Fangupo that just runs over people.

    If Spielman ever gets tired of watching A. Peterson running wild over people, He might want to keep an eye on this kid. David is a Behemoth back..On MSNBC.

  94. By Tomcat on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Titus- That came from BR, so don`t sell the cow.

  95. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    BR?

  96. By Spencer on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

  97. By RichardA1 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Frazier has signed a contract thru 2014….this Harvin thing is beggining to bother me!

  98. By john61 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    harvin stays

  99. By Tomcat on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Titus- Bleacher Report, a sports website.

  100. By northwoodsv2 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Have you seen how far 350# NFL linemen get after recovering a fumble?

  101. By PurplHaze on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply
    For sure, Tomcat– how do you know? If so, we need to get him a ring– one of the classiest players in the whole NFL.
    *******
    Titus … Winny himself said, “15 (seasons) seems like a good number.” and he said that this past season. Safe to say, ‘Twan wants to play at least 1 more year. And why not after the season he had?

  102. By PurplHaze on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer … My fingers are crossed that there’s truth to that tweet!

  103. By Tomcat on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings would be a good addition.

  104. By Spencer on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    And in the likely event that Jennings doesn’t look like a great receiver in training camp, just remember folks…he is matched up against you-know-who.

  105. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    People talking about giving up on Percy are giving me a migraine.

  106. By Spencer on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Imagine how I felt about people giving up on #20, he||…they’re still giving up on the guy as we speak!

  107. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Incorrect Spencer. We gave up on #31. We all support #20

  108. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Thats it! Percy needs to change his jersey number.

  109. By john61 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    vikes would be out of there minds to get r of P Harvin,make him pay back that money or play and will give you a contract mid season

  110. By Parkway on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wreh-Wilson all the way up to #20 overall on espn’s draft board.

  111. By Shawn on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    LOL GDP … Love the #20 support but I agree that #31 guy was overrated

  112. By Shawn on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Why would anyone want greg jennings?

    1- hes a p3cker

    2- hes 5’11″

    3- hes a p3cker

    4- he hasnt had 1000 yards since 2010

    5- hes a p3cker

    So please give me 1 good reason to sign this broke down has been …

  113. By Parkway on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Patterson, Bowe, Wright, King, Simpson/Brown if Harvin is traded.

    That would be a sweet lineup

  114. By e. j crawford on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    You don’t trade a guy for challenging questionable decision making. Now the way PH went about it could of been done a little more tactfully, still you have to give the guy a break because what he did takes the kind of guts that leaders, I mean winners can identify with. Many of us watching at home also at times questioned the indecisiveness of Coach Frazier to recognize that Coach Musgrave struggled with the offense, especially with this being his first year in a new offense.

    Nevertheless it’s easy to blame the players, and this was highlighted when Ponder was struggling; however it’s the coaches responsibility to call plays that puts the player in the best position for the team to be successful and it appears that Harvin may have been just trying to point that out.

    Losing Percy Harvin would create a void in the offense that would be most regrettable for many years to come. (ie Sidney Rice).

    GET OVER IT!

  115. By Parkway on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Good the Wilfs were smart and only extended Frazier a year

  116. By e. j crawford on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hope the Vikes have the presence of mind to keep their defensive radar on DJ Swearinger out of South Carolina. He’s a real HITTER. Going to make an excellent Strong Safety in the NFL.

  117. By Woodboat on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn…

    1 good reason is that he’s Greg Jennings. Is he going to light it up like he used to? No. But in case you missed last season, we weren’t exactly overflowing with guys that could make the tough catch, something we need with Ponder being somewhat less than accurate.

    If you can get him cheap enough, I say sign him. Get him in camp, see what he can do. If nothing else, the young guys on this team could use the guidance and veteran leadership at the position. If he rebounds for a season or two, great. Yeah, he wore the green and gold. I don’t remember anyone complaining about #4 when it looked like he was going to bring us a ring.

    Someone earlier was talking about the play of Josh Robinson in a positive light. He has good feet, can stay with his man respectably…. and is so freakin short that he is almost useless one on one. We don’t need CBs that can only get a hand as high as the WRs shoulderpad on a jump ball. Come on, man….

  118. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn he believes in his smelf

  119. By vikes4life06 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Why haven’t there been any articles on Harvin on Vikings.com?

  120. By vikes- or - die on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Whatever happens with Harvin happens. I’m tired of hearing about. We have alot of young talent that will play even better this coming year. This years draft is going to be huge for us. If we have players that can come out of the draft this year and win starting jobs we will be tough to beat!!! I hope Childs knees are healed up and stronger then ever. I would love to see what he can do.

  121. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Thanks Tomcat– BR just didn’t register at the time– thought you were referring to Bluebird.

  122. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    So the Wilfs became all excited once again and signed Frazier a new contract– not saying it’s a bad idea. It is a good one, but it was AP and our D that won those December games.

  123. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Can anyone remember the big deal given to the one and only, the Great Chilly?

  124. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Bernard Berrian– is he available?

  125. By BlueBird7 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Northwoods

    This kid I mentioned, is a running back. Not a Lineman.

    Titus:

    Just what did you mean? Thought it was Bluebird?

  126. By BlueBird7 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    How do you get BR out of BlueBird7 ?

  127. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Not sure– but anything could happen on this site.

  128. By DRS. on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Will Vikings stadium builder go the DIY route?

    Read more: http://finance-commerce.com/2013/02/will-vikings-stadium-builder-go-the-diy-route/#ixzz2Kqoxn1eK

  129. By DRS. on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings stadium: Skilled worker shortage may make diversity goals tough to meet

    http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=63&f=1554&t=11276435

  130. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    DRS what are your thoughts on Percy?

  131. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    The Percy situation I mean.

  132. By DRS. on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Latest+On+Minnesota+Vikings+Stadium&qpvt=Latest+On+Minnesota+Vikings+Stadium&FORM=IGRE

  133. By DRS. on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Keep him if he can show that he can play a full year without any problems, if he cannot trade him. There is always a better player coming up the ranks, it is just a matter of time.

  134. By DRS. on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Give Percy one more year on his old contract, if he plays the full year without any problems, keep him, if not trade him.

  135. By DRS. on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings stadium officials set diversity goals

    ( Chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen says a shortage of skilled workers in Minnesota will make it difficult to comply. But she says stadium officials will do their best to meet the goals without importing workers or companies, since the ultimate goal is to increase Minnesota jobs. )

    http://www.kare11.com/news/article/1010365/396/Vikings-stadium-officials-set-diversity-goals

  136. By DRS. on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Good night to one and all.

  137. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Thanks DRS, I still believe the Talent is worth the “trouble”.

  138. By DRS. on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    One more thing, I came across this;

    Percy Harvin: Vikings Shoudn’t Cave to Demands of Star WR

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1527424-percy-harvin-vikings-shoudnt-cave-to-demands-of-star-wr?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=minnesota-vikings

    Good night.

  139. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    I agree with the article, however I do not feel trading him is the right way to handle it. Yes they should be open to trades, but unless Spielman gets an offer that blows the mind he should not trade Percy.

  140. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Goodnight.

  141. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Wow check this out

  142. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    AP – the BEAST OF THE NORTH is coming into his prime years. The offense still needs to run through AP. I thought that at the end of the season Ponder stepped up his game and showed alot of promise. Keep in mind that we won out at the end of the season to get into the Playoffs without Percy Havin. We will be just fine with or with out Percy Harvin. We just need to keep adding talent to an already talented young team. Let’s hope for a productive off season. That’s the most important thing.

  143. By Mike B. on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    I disagree that even a talented player should not be allowed to become a Diva situation. It’s a distraction on and off the field. We don’t know all the particulars on Harvin, but if he is indeed become that Diva, then it’s time to let him go. I think if more NFL teams were to do the same with the Diva type players, then you would see a change in attitude from young players coming into the game. If the Diva’s learn they can’t find employment, the attitudes would change. I don’t think it reflects on the coaching staff on whether they have the ability to deal with the Diva. They shouldn’t have too. They have plenty to do without having to deal with a Diva. IMO

  144. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Mike B.,
    I agree totally. We do not know “ALL” the particulars. And if Percy is becoming diva like, the we should trade him. Football is a team sport. Percy Havin as good as he is, will not make or break this team.
    There are people who are trouble at the work place. When they quit or get fired they say, “you wont’t make it without me”. But guess what? They get replaced and bussiness goes on as usual.

  145. By pinkerton on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    PERCY NEEDS A LIL HUMILATY! make that kid finsh his contract. if he finishes the season without getting hurt and putting the team first with a solid performance, then he worth the dollars. hes got time ahead of him in the nfl to be great. just do your job man. i dont want to lose him. nobody does. but no one likes a dillhole

  146. By pinkerton on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    by the way your totally right vikes or die! people do say this company will have trouble without me. yet they keep on trucking with people that have the team/business comes first attitude and then excell

  147. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Ya know we already have Havins replacement. Jarius Wright. He may not be as explosive as Harvin, but will be MORE then adeguate and a whole lot less expensive.

  148. By 61Vikings on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Time to let him (Harvin) go???? What??? You don’t just let a player of that caliber go!!! People, he’s only 24 years old!!! If you put him on the trade market, you would have 31 other teams who would be interested in a trade for him!! A second rounder isn’t going to cut it either!!!! Keep Percy in purple and gold!!! Go Vikes!!!

  149. By 61Vikings on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Jarius Wright couldn’t wear Percy Harvin’s jock strap!!! This guy isn’t your typical wideout in this league, he will run you over, unlike most of these pu$$y boys who run out of bounds!!!!

  150. By Carl K on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/13/report-harvin-could-be-seeking-megatronfitzgerald-money/

    Fitz signed an 8 year deal for 120 million
    AP sign a 7year deal for 100 million

    Spielman has already gone on record as saying Harvin is a blue chip game changer like Adrian.

    Yes, Harvin will want a long term deal near 100 million.

    Harvin has great value but he will want more money from the Vikings than he will want from the 49er, Patriots or Miami.

    I don’t see him re-signing with the Vikings at reasonable price. I hope I am wrong because I enjoy the way he plays the game.

    Unfortunately, the best I can hope for is a bidding war for Harvin between the 49er, Patriots, Dolphins and Seahawks.

  151. By northwoodsv2 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    BB – he may be a RB, but he’s also running against high schoolers. Talent is a little thin at that level.

    He’d be Refridge Perry mark II at best in the NFL.

  152. By Carl K on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Percy Harvin is a Ferrari… the problem is we already have a Lamboghini in the garage that loves to be driven.

  153. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    By Mike B. on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    I disagree that even a talented player should not be allowed to become a Diva situation. It’s a distraction on and off the field. We don’t know all the particulars on Harvin, but if he is indeed become that Diva, then it’s time to let him go. I think if more NFL teams were to do the same with the Diva type players, then you would see a change in attitude from young players coming into the game. If the Diva’s learn they can’t find employment, the attitudes would change. I don’t think it reflects on the coaching staff on whether they have the ability to deal with the Diva. They shouldn’t have too. They have plenty to do without having to deal with a Diva. IMO

    ____________________________

    Harvin is a Diva…And a receiver that was stupid enough to act that way…Before he landed a franchise contract ???…

    How stupid is that !!!…If a guy is big trouble BEFORE he gets paid ???…That players attitude is only get much worse…With a checking account FULL of guaranteed money in the bank !!!…

    Dump Harvin…While he still has value !!!…

  154. By BlueBird7 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Northwoods

    Where do you think the good backs start from? Most did playing HS.

    All I was saying is, if that kid stays the route, he might be worth a glance.

    Fridge Perry was used as a Tank for short yardage. It worked for the Bears.

    Fangupo has a long ways to go, A lot of teams have extra players on hand,
    for special duties. Including the Vikings!

  155. By Flap jack on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    I say dump WRHopkins. Or trade him for a bowl of mush. THEN toss that.

  156. By 1vikingsfan on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    I say O’boy, I second the motion.

  157. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Changing names again Deer Tracks ?

  158. By BlueBird7 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    What is all this? WR Hopkins has his views on Harvin. I have mine.

    Let both of us dsiscuss the subject without smart aleck remarks.

  159. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    You like using other peoples names also again ??….And about 3 others on here now ???…How many names you need to pat yourself on the back ???

  160. By Deer Tracksppy with the one I have. on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    WR Nope, happy with the one I have.:(

  161. By Deer Trails on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Like this one?

  162. By Deer in the Woods on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Or this one?

  163. By Deer in the Back Yard on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Vote the one you like the best, Hop Along Cassidy.

  164. By Deer on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Hey, good name for you when you change yours again! Hop Along.

  165. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/191205251.html

  166. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Pelissero_Percy_Harvins_contract_demands_have_Vikings_in_tough_spot021313

  167. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1528997-ranking-the-top-5-players-on-the-vikings-draft-board#/articles/1528997-ranking-the-top-5-players-on-the-vikings-draft-board

  168. By BlueBird7 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Do you think this mixed up situation will ever end with all parties happy?

  169. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Harvins great. But there is no way in H3ll I am paying 100 million dollars to a guy that needs to go anger management.
    I can see it now, Percy Harvin arrested for beating some man to death in a night club. There goes 30 million dollars of guaranteed money down the drain.

  170. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    61vikings,
    I understand fully what Percy Harvin brings to the table on the Grind Iron. But don’t underestimate Jarius Wright and his skill set. Put the young man in the weight room and he might make a run with the stallions.

  171. By northwoodsv2 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    I finally found some video of Fangupo. They’re pulling it d/t copywrite infringement.

    He’s got some speed, but it was about what I expected. All downhill running, and once he got through the line it was like puppies running after a bear – making a good chase of it, but too afraid to get close enough to tackle him.

    He’d have to shed some serious weight and develop some agility to be legit in the NFL.

  172. By BlueBird7 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Northwood

    Glad you had a chance to see that blubber gut do his thing.

    As for his chances in the NFL, well, only time would tell. 350 lbs! Lordy!

  173. By BlueBird7 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Gad oh mighty! 350 lbs! Almost as much as my small pickup.

  174. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    What in the world are you two talking about? Who in the the world is gumpyfoop?

  175. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    I’m sorry, Fanguuuuuuuupooooooooooooo?

  176. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    If Percy Harvin will actually go to Leslie Frazier, stand up like a man, show accoutability for his behavior, he might have a prayer to be the player he was created to be.

  177. By DRS. on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

  178. By DRS. on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

  179. By DRS. on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

  180. By DRS. on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

  181. By DRS. on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Have a great day and some fun as well.

  182. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    DRS,
    Before I listen to this do I need to call Mr. Crowly?

  183. By DRS. on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    maybe, maybe not, who knows, have a great day.

    SKOL Vikings

  184. By Northern Norseman on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    I thought this was going to be the new logo……

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BDFz8m7CIAAsWrP.jpg

  185. By Northern Norseman on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Limerick has a pretty cool Vikings logo….

    http://www.europlayers.com/News/UL-Vikings-logo.jpg

  186. By DRS. on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

  187. By Jeremy on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    One good reason to sign Greg Jenning is he has been more productive and just plain better than any wide reciever the Vikings have had since Moss left in 2005.

    And everybody who says TRADE Percy……..PLEASE go become Lions fans cause you guys are clowns..

    The only way wright would ever be like Harvin is if we start him on some steroids NOW.

  188. By DRS. on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    And a way I go, have agreat day, see you all later.

  189. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings 14th best salary cap number … for now

    http://www.nfl.com/photos/0ap1000000133245/0ap2000000133174

  190. By Northern Norseman on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Personally I think the purple color for the Vikings uniforms should be a lot darker of purple.

    Like as if your almost approaching black on the color scale but can still easily tell it’s the color purple.

    I just think the brighter and more vibrant the color purple is it just comes across wimpy or feminine (nothing against women but you get my point).

    Vikings were feared. They were essentially the scary pirates of the north. Villages, towns, and even cities would be absolutely terrified at the first sight of Vikings approaching their area. The colors tint, uniforms, and logo should all represent that.

    Bring in that ferocious Viking mentality and set apart the atmosphere in that sense away from any other team in the NFL.

    I personally think fans would love it and the entire rest of the league would definitely take notice.

  191. By BlueBird7 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    vikes-or-die

    Northwoods and I were discussing the 350 lb Hawaiian High School RB player.

    And his name is spelled Fangupo, vikes-or-didn’t..OK? Anything esle?

  192. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    BlueBird7,
    Just wondering, What the F-ck you where talking about. It’s all good bro.

  193. By Vikings1 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    @BlueBird7

    Is there any video of this guy Fangupo?

  194. By Northern Norseman on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Mel Gibson and his Viking movie….

    ‘At a recent American Cinematheque Q&A, Gibson says the project is alive and he’s written a new draft of the script with Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace.”

    AWESOME!

  195. By RichardA1 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Trade Harvin to New England, a perfect fit! lets draft the biggest meanest players, have a mean defense.

  196. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Is there anybody on this planet who has heard anything about Greg Childs? But, Apparently he must be doing well if we are thinking about trading “can’t control his dumb ass” Harvin.

  197. By GT76 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    What about acquiring Ed Reed. Would be a boost to the secondary and another good mentor, especially for Harrison Smith.

  198. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    NN,
    What the F-uck are you talking about.

  199. By Northern Norseman on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    @Vikes-or-die

    Greg Childs is reportedly doing pretty well. Obviously we will have to wait until camp to see exactly where he is at in the recovery process but from the sounds of it all are optimistic.

    I even met/talked with Greg Childs a couple of months ago and asked him about his recovery. I said that I have checked into him on the internet and could find nearly nothing. He said that no one really knows about his recovery so far. I ask him why? He just said that he wanted to keep it a secret and then surprise people. So obviously people close know more about what’s going on but he has intended to keep everything on the down low.

    So hopefully that all means it’s all going good for him.

    He was also moving around just fine when I saw him. He wasn’t jumping or sprinting around of course but he was still moving around about just like you’d expect anyone else to.

    Even if he comes back I still think it will take him a full season to get back to himself before he can turn it back on going into his 3rd year. Who knows…. maybe he will pull an AP and make magic happen this very next season.

    Im excited to see how it all plays out.

  200. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    NN,
    I am excited myself about Greg Childs. Ever so more, since are parting ways with Percy Harvin,

  201. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry NN, I was talking and finger picking at the same time.

  202. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Well guys it dosen’t take an einstien to figure it out. Percy is expensive and way to explosive for his own good. If Percy wants to be great, then he needs to listen his God given reason ( instead of his agent) and listen to his COACH, instead of his deamons.

  203. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Im surprised no one in here called for Adrian’s head after that night club incident.

  204. By Northern Norseman on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    @Vikes-or-die

    Ha no it’s all good.

    You know I still hope we can find a way to keep Percy Harvin.

    The only thing is that I would be somewhat okay at paying him good money but not Adrian Peterson money…. no way.

    I wish I could get more of an understanding on how others perceive Harvin. Now, I have been involved on sports teams (or even just groups in general) where a single person can make things uncomfortable. Now it’s not unbearable but when being involved with someone who can be uncomfortable… that can wear down on you.

    It’s almost like a deep pressure comes about since that person feels very entitled or needy. That leads me to Ponder…

    Did any of you else notice how Ponder started to open up and look at more receivers once Harvin was gone? When Harvin is in you can see how Ponder feels so pressured to make sure Harvin got the ball. Now I understand some of that is scheme and is meant to get the ball in Harvins hands but there were times you could clearly see that Ponder wasn’t properly going through his progressions….. as if he was really forcing the ball to Harvin.

    Maybe at that point Ponder hadn’t got the schematics all down and matured as much as he did towards the end of the season. Maybe he knew that getting the ball in Harvins hands was the best chance to win with the passing game. OR does Ponder feel nervous that if he doesn’t throw the ball his way that Percy will get all moody and upset about it.

    Maybe Percy Harvin just needs to grow up and mature more. Might be a similar case to Chris Carter when he was younger.

    I just don’t know. It’s an absolute shame to think that a star caliber player like Percy Harvin would need to go at such a young age because of such little stuff that can be corrected or worked on.

    If we keep him… I hope he is not a distraction and is a complete team player.

    If we trade him… I hope we get very good value in return.

    In Spielman I trust.

  205. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Wow NN,
    That is on point. But let me reread and digest what “I” feel to be the most significant points, if any.

  206. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    NN.
    Thats exactly what I was seeing. But at some point Ponder has to KNOW that he is the man and that there is no stepping aside. (to a point). And I believe Ponder is on his way into doing so. BUT, HARVIN IS A WHOLE OTHER BALL OF WAX.

  207. By True Vikes Fan on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    This dude right here is a beast like if they do trade percy it should only be if we get a first round pick high enough for Tavon because he looks really good

  208. By True Vikes Fan on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

  209. By Tavon Austin2013 AKA True Vikes Fan on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

  210. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    True Vikes Fan.
    There is one true beast ,and that is THE BEAST OF THE NORTH. AP is searching with glory on his wings. Who wants to step up and come along? The road runs through AD. Harvin is an addition.

  211. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Austin in what round? after the 5th maybe but we have AD and Toby …

  212. By Tavon Austin2013 AKA True Vikes Fan on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    No tavon austin the wide reciever he has skill set of percy havin and could replace him is what im saying and yes AD is the franchise and my favorite Vike the road does go through him

  213. By Vikings1 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    @Tavon Austin2013 AKA True Vikes Fan

    I watched the video and I don’t see what is so special about him that would warrant a 1st rd pick. Jarius has the same skills and he was a 4th round pick, would prefer a bonifide WR!

  214. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    I want to go on record to saying that, Ponder will have a pro bowl season next year.
    Anybody who thinks any different is, well , dosen’t know his head from his @ss.

  215. By Tavon Austin2013 AKA True Vikes Fan on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

  216. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings1.
    What makes a bonafide WR. His size? The prototical F-ucking reciever or the gamer?

  217. By Tavon Austin2013 AKA True Vikes Fan on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    @vikings1 I just think the way this kid is with his shiftyness and elusiveness and his speed man this kid can play

  218. By Vikings1 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    @Tavon Austin2013 AKA True Vikes Fan
    It is very evident he can play, I question whether he is a 1st rd pick at his size. What I meant by bonifide WR, I meant a Cordelle Patterson, etc, in my opinion, we have that kind of player in Wright already.

  219. By Tavon Austin2013 AKA True Vikes Fan on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    He is percy’s size and he was a 1st rounder and he is great and plus i dont think jarius is as quick and explosive but jarius is a beast and im excited to see him play next year but im just saying that percy wants too much and T austin could replace him

  220. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings1,
    No offense intended. I just get sick and tired of hearing about the size of the WR. I always thought it was the QB’s job to get the ball to the WR and the WR to find a way to catch it.

  221. By Tavon Austin2013 AKA True Vikes Fan on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    because if we get a first for percy then we would have two and i say we get T.A. and maybe Teo if hes there but if not lets get Hopkins and out Recievers would be nice

  222. By Tavon Austin2013 AKA True Vikes Fan on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Right, its not about size its about work ethic, heart and motivation to be great things that scouts dont look at

  223. By BlueBird7 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings 1

    Yes, there was some video on this HS player, it was on MSNBC.

    It was I believe one of there “nice to post” things, It showed this BIG guy running over people on his way for a TD.I believe it was pulled. Might see him in the future. Maybe.

  224. By Vikings1 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    @Tavon Austin2013 AKA True Vikes Fan

    True, heck Ponder didn’t do a great job of getting it to Rudolph and he is 6’6″ and he could be a very good addition especially if we lose Harvin!

  225. By 32frank12 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Ok I was hoping we would go Defernse in the first but I just saw some highlights on Deandre Hopkins and I really like what he brings to the table, I saw we pull the trigger on him in the first. People are already comparing to him to Rodny White. I think Hopkins will be a stud at the NFL level.

  226. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Tavon Austin,
    If we drafte TEO, i will be beside self. Great college football players do not always translate into the NFL. TEO does not translate.

  227. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    If we draft a LB he needs to look like the great” LT”, run side line to side line with serious quicks and hit like a nose tackle.

  228. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    I think we should take a look at CB Sean Smith from the Dolphins. The guy is 6’4 and is used to playing in a 4-3 scheme over there in Miami.

  229. By vikes- or - die on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    AND if my aunt had nuts she would be my uncle. Peace Viking faithful, i am over and out.

  230. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Uh oh Shawn
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000139328/article/chiefs-dwayne-bowe-engaged-in-contract-talks

  231. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    LT was a 3-4 OLB … we need a Ray Lewis type.

  232. By Northern Norseman on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    @vikes-or-die

    Well put at your point earlier. Ponder has to be the man to do his own job and not be thrown off his game because someone is expecting the ball. That’s why also I think part of it was just simple maturing too. I really feel like he was a different guy by the end of the season than at the beginning.

    Winning that game against the Packers last game of the season was hands down the biggest game of Ponders career and he seized it.

    Im expecting a better year from him this next season. After all this next season is his final exam.

  233. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    I never liked Andy Reid.

  234. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Say what you want the guy sure can develop Quarterbacks. The one thing I do hold against Reid however, is Brad Childress. Team Mustache as I like to call them.

  235. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Just love this article.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1528369-minnesota-vikings-10-reasons-why-i-love-the-vikings

  236. By Northern Norseman on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    @GrandDaddyPurp

    (On Vikings winning the Super Bowl)
    “….that feeling will be downright euphoric”

    HAHAHA….. oh how truer words have never been spoken!

  237. By Parkway on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    No to Teo and Austin

  238. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    NN– I agree on the purple color– but be thankful it is not pink.

  239. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    T’eo would be a good addition.

  240. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    I agree with Shawn– I have never been much of a fan of Andy Reid–I don’t see all the hoopla surrounding him over the past decade.

  241. By Dr. Remulak on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    The Vikings were the first ones to make the color purple cool.

    And then there was Prince, but that was only for about a year.

    I’ll take purple over goose sh!t green and urine yellow (Packers) any day of the week!

  242. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1529924-latest-salary-cap-breakdown-for-minnesota-vikings#/articles/1529924-latest-salary-cap-breakdown-for-minnesota-vikings

  243. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    God was the first one who made purple cool.

  244. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    @Northern Norseman you got that right.

    My favorite part of the article

    “As the Vikings prepare to part ways with Percy Harvin because he offended coach Leslie Frasier by saying something along the lines of “Get me a real quarterback!” or “Can you call something other than a three-yard pass?””

    I thought that was a good one.

  245. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    What article is that?

  246. By vaviking on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    How about Cris Carter for wide out coach?

  247. By BlueBird7 on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Titus

    The article you did’t read.

    vaviking

    How about Chris Carter for Head Coach?

  248. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1528369-minnesota-vikings-10-reasons-why-i-love-the-vikings

  249. By rory from n.w.ark on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Percy Harvin is not going anywhere…period,,Greg Jennings is a must get,He is a physical good sized receiver and is not afraid of contact,wright will shine and pray Greg comes back,receiver problem gone,spend some draft picks to further shore up defense we all know we need a Pat in the middle and another linebacker,corners,Our offense is real close ,we just need to be smart not really any gaping wholes to fix ,get Jennings keep Percy would be unstoppable A.P. of course breaks the record this season.

  250. By warren on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings is past his prime and is injury prone and he plays his best out of the slot if we keep Percy and I hope we do then there is no reason we need another slot wr.

  251. By warren on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    It would be nice if we could get Brad Jones LB he has alot of upside. We wont be releasing Carlson this year because he still is due 4 million even if he is released so he will have one more year to prove himself. Bowe is going to resign with KC and Wallace will cost the farm and has alot of baggage. I see us going after 2 WR in the draft maybe Hunter and Patton would be nice.

  252. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Thank you GDP– that article is a tad overboard, isn’t it? I thought Musgrave was a top ten coordinator. And I miss Chilly.

  253. By warren on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    If AD is going to get 2500 yds this season we need to get rid of Charlie Johnson and the 4.3 mil salary that he takes up and go after Levitre. Mike Jenkins takes up 3.9 mil which is more than what production we get from him. If we make our O line that much better it will help not only AD but Ponder might have a couple more seconds in the pocket.

  254. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Twenty-five hundred yards? Huh? Not with Ponder coming of age and throwing rocket bombs.

  255. By Vikings1 on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    What a great presser on Chris Carter, he is also a very humble person and he gives credit to those that helped him get into the HOF. In my opinion, he was a better WR than Moss because he had better hands and rarely dropped anything, very happy for him, would be a great addition to the staff as a WR coach.

  256. By Champ Henson on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Harvin wants out because of PONDER.
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000139526/article/report-percy-harvin-unhappy-with-vikings-offense

  257. By Champ Henson on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Looks like the Ponder experiment will be the reason Harvin leaves.
    The vikings will be getting rid of the wrong guy!!

  258. By Northern Norseman on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Sadly…. the more I think about it…. Percy Harvin just may have to go.

    At this point regardless of what is done to “fix” the situation will be moot.

    It’s all stubbornness at this point.

    If the Vikings keep him, possibly get him a new contract, or make some sort of deal to comfort him during his stay, the bitterness will still lurk within.

    If Percy Harvin stays he will have perceived that the world thinks the Vikings organization got the better of him and in a sense, won.

    I’ve had some very stubborn moments in my life where I knew I wouldn’t budge even if I had to drag it out for 65 more years….. I will come out on top. I feel Percy Harvin has that stubbornness. Sadly more times than most would like.

    On this particular situation with the team I can see the media fueling his stubbornness and he will feel that unless a record colossal contract contract is offered or that he’s traded, he will feel like he didn’t “win” this so called battle between him and the organization.

    That means if he make him happy for the moment and he stays…. it’ll only be a matter of time before past internal bitterness comes out again. If a year down the road things get rough, Percy Harvin will go back to his ways and cause ‘trouble’ again.

    It’s simply going to have to be trading to the highest bidder since an immature child (Percy Harvin) can’t act accordingly like any other great respected players that simply played the game without this unnecessary distraction.

    Either way I am sure Spielman has his hands full. He will do whatever the best possible solution is and I’ll support him through that.

  259. By Northern Norseman on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Percy Harvin has simply been spoiled.

    He obviously had an amazing high school career and was highly recruited

    He was winning…

    He goes onto Florida and win championships. Life if good for Harvin because….

    He was winning…

    He get drafted by the Vikings and his first year he is playing with a HOF QB and the team is tearing up the NFL. He figures,”Of course I expected to win because that’s what my whole life is.” Why did he have that mindset?….

    He was STILL winning…

    Suddenly he is hit like a brick with NFL reality that it’s not all a fairy tale story. He has developed a very narrow view of what is ‘expected’ for him. That a winning team should be as easily available as air itself.

    I’m sure he can grow out of it and become the person we’d all want him to be. That, though, is only for him to decide. Only Percy Harvin can make that change. If not….. then it’s time to move on…. sadly.

  260. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman needs to get Harvin traded…
    Before this gets really ugly…

  261. By Parkway on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Not surprising Champ. That’s what I said he was mad about from day 1

  262. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    So disrespectful.

  263. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah…Remember when Harvin threw that weight at Ponder !!!…
    Oh wait ???…That was Childress…

    Oh yeah…Remember that blow out argument Harvin had on the sidelines with Ponder !!
    Oh wait ???…That Was Frazier…

    Yeah…Ponder is the QB for the team !!!…
    That’s why we blame Ponder for everything !!!…Bad ankles,headaches,etc…

    All Ponders fault !!!…

  264. By Parkway on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    It was probably 80% Ponder 20% Musgrave

  265. By Northern Norseman on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    @WRHopkins2013

    Ha well stated!

  266. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    The only way we draft Hopkins is if we waste a 1st round pick on him. What is our history with drafting receivers in the first round OTK? Percy was the last and according to you he is a “cancer”. Troy Williamson was a bust. Randy Moss, if Harvin is a “cancer” that must make Moss the Bubonic Plague.

    Dont waste a 1st round pick on a receiver.

  267. By Northern Norseman on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    @GrandDaddyPurp

    I agree! I’ll copy/paste one of my posts from not long ago why waiting until the 2nd for a WR is best……

  268. By Northern Norseman on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    My post roughly a week ago on why it’s best to wait until the 2nd, instead of the 1st, to draft a WR.

    By Northern Norseman on Feb 8, 2013 | Reply
    @Rudso
    I applaud you! I completely agree with your points.

    On your one point:I would be entirely fine with waiting for a WR until the 2nd.

    I honestly believe there will be a high caliber WR still there in the 2nd round.
    The thing that scares me is that there could be a run on WRs by the time it’s our turn in the 2nd. (#54th overall)

    Last year there was 8 WRs taken before that spot in the draft.
    Also, I understand that it’s not guaranteed that exactly 8 players but it will be roughly close.

    Last 10 years and the amount of WRs taken leading up to our proximate spo in the 2nd round:
    (2012-8), (2011-4), (2010-3), (2009-8), (2008-9), (2007-9), (2006-4), (2005-9), (2004-9), (2003-6), (2002-8)
    Average amount of WRs in the past 10 years: 7.7 (we’ll round to 8 WRs)

    So let’s take the top 8 ranked WRs (current rankings of CBS NFL Draft Scout):
    1.Keenan Allen
    2.Cordarrelle Patterson
    3.DeAndre Hopkins
    4.Tavon Austin
    5.Robert Woods
    6.Terrance Williams
    7.Aaron Dobson
    8.Markus Wheaton

    Now I understand different rankings will have players ranked differently but it’s pretty close. Also, some WRs may go earlier or later than others but this is a good rough estimate.

    Next 4 top remaining WRs:
    9.Quinton Patton
    10.Justin Hunter
    11.Da’Rick Rogers
    12.Cobi Hamilton

    As you see, give or take a couple WRs, there is more than likely to be good value still on the board in the 2nd when the Vikings are up. Now if the #1 or #2 WR is still on the Vikings board in the 1st round then that could change things. Besides that, as far as I am concerned it is relatively safe to wait until the 2nd while getting good value and being able to spend the 1st round selection on a dominating G/DT/LB/CB.

  269. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t you want good WR’s…Harvin is looking for a new home…

    That most likely gives the Vikings another second round pick to work with after Harvin gets traded…I don’t see the Vikings getting a big name free agent at WR…Because they will likely have a similar problem like they did with Harvin with a veteran…Having the receiver thinking he knows more about football than the QB ???..

    Draft 2 young WR’s in the draft to compete with Wright and Rudolf for the receiving core…Guess what you have then ???…Competition…YOUNG competition…

    I believe Spielman uses 2 of those 4 choices in the first and second rounds on WR’s…If he gets that extra second rounder for Harvin ???…

  270. By Parkway on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Then draft 2 QBs to compete with Ponder, there’s some young competition

  271. By Northern Norseman on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Im getting to the point where I just want at least one 1st rounder for Percy Harvin.

    Yeah I know I have said I wanted more…. and I still do but if the Vikings are going to trade him no matter what then I would like to at the very least get a 1st rounder for him.

    Even then I think that’s a bad deal on our part but it sure beats only getting a 2nd or just a 3rd.

    Man I cannot wait for all this stuff to get sorted out….. all this guessing is getting old.

  272. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t watch college football…I start all my evaluations on college players during bowl games (a little)…But senior bowl week and after…Is when I get into big time…

    There are 3 WR’s I have seen so far before the combine that have impressed me…Hopkins,Patton, and Wheaton…That’s been it…

    When the combine fires up…I am sure that list will grow quite a bit all the way up to draft day…But those 3 I listed above look like they will be very solid WR’s at the nest level….

    I don’t get all excited about great speed…I like guys who can run good routes…And catch the football…Those 3 can do that well…

  273. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t worry…The Vikings will get a QB…Just will it be in the draft…Or a veteran pick up ???…

    I wouldn’t even be surprised if they get one in the first round…If the right QB drops ???…

  274. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman will look for the best player available in the first round…

    After having such a good draft last spring…It will give him more flexibility in this years draft…

    First round pick could be any position ???…That I have no doubts…

  275. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Again you assume way too much. Harvin is looking for a new home? Really? Did he tell you that himself? Every article that has come out about him suggests he still wants to be a Viking, even with his displeasure with the play calling/QB play whatever the reason may be. Yes I want good WRs and the last time I checked we have someone who is among the league’s best in Percy. Bill Belichick has shown interest in Percy. Why would Belichick waste his time with someone who is a “cancer”?

    What will trading Percy really show? That when the situation gets rough we just take the easy way out? Thats not the message we want to portray if we are truly trying to win a championship.

  276. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    I dont like to judge prospects just on their bowl performance alone or thier combine numbers. Its about the full body of work.

  277. By Champ Henson on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Parkay….I suggested that we draft a qb also – and was attacked by some genius’ on this blog. I didn’t dare say “draft two”. but, i agree with you, we need to stop messing around and get a franchise qb before other players refuse to play here because of poor qb play.

  278. By iaVIKE on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Percy was an MVP candidate, he was at the top of the league in receptions and receiving yards, and touched the ball 1 out of every 3 plays……if that’s not enough to keep him happy then i dunno what is. Blaming Ponder? whata joke….. Someone was getting him the ball if he had that stat line. Percy needs to chill the f-ck out, and he may get rewarded with the contract that he wants.

  279. By VF209 on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    looks like ol’ Spielman couldn’t get the value he wanted for harvin after all. honestly the best senerio is us retainiing Harvin and gaining some more prototypical talent thru the draft at WR to help take some pressure off Harvin and AP, well atleast in my eyes we would never get what harvin is truly worth to this team. Just hope we can all get along this year and see Percy earn a big contract from this team and stay healthy…..only time will tell

  280. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    GDP….

    Why did Harvin not play the last 2 months of the season…After just having a mild ankle sprain (first reported)…That should have healed up after 2 weeks ???…

    I am not assuming anything…Just plenty questions ???…

  281. By iaVIKE on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Probably should have been a wake up call for him seeing the Vikes play their best football of the year and making it to the playoffs when he wasn’t on the field.

  282. By VF209 on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Packers to cut ties with Charles Woodson….talk about an instant upgrade and veteran leadership…..not sure about the price tag but I’m sure fairly cheap and he could give up some knowledge on the Pack and I’m guessing he still has some gas left in the tank for another couple seasons.

  283. By Champ Henson on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t really know about all this Harvin/Ponder talk….all i know is that barring the occassional fluke, most (year after year) successful teams have a franchise qb with a strong, accurate arm, with the ability to lead a team in for a td during an end of half or end of game one minute drill.

  284. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Harvin didnt place himself on IR. If it were up to him I’m sure he would have been out there playing, just like he came back into the Seattle game even after he got injured.

  285. By Northern Norseman on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Rick Spielman says the Minnesota Vikings have “no intent” to trade Percy Harvin and expect him to report to training camp.

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Rick_Spielman_says_Vikings_have_no_intent_to_trade_Percy_Harvin021513

  286. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Test

  287. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    I’m trying to figure out what word is keeping me from posting this but I cant find it.

  288. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Anyway thank you Norther Norseman for that article link.

    And THANK YOU Spielman for handling this the RIGHT way.

  289. By Vikings1 on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    According to Spielman, we have 9 draft picks which includes 2 fours and 2 sevens.

  290. By Parkway on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah we still have our 6th. Expect trades to get us at least 5 quality players instead of 9 average/WIP

  291. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    I can tell you guys– when you combine all the reports you have posted, the writing is clear– Harvin will be traded.

  292. By Northern Norseman on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe Harvin is scared about the 2 seasons outdoors in the cold at TCF Bank stadium……

    Hmmmmm…. muy interesante en efecto!

  293. By Tomcat on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Trade him to Buffalo or Jacksonville for punishment.

  294. By Parkway on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8952331/minnesota-vikings-no-intent-trading-percy-harvin

  295. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway, I read that one too- it was posted above. Harvin will be traded. Clear signs abound– you of all people should know how to read beyond the surface, Mr. Conspiracy.

  296. By Tomcat on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    The 9ers may be a trade partner for Percy. They have 15 picks, including 3 #3`s. Also, they are so stacked that all those picks wouldn`t make their team, so it makes sense from that angle. The only drawback is we`ll probably be facing them in the playoffs for the next few years.

  297. By Parkway on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    SF has 11 from what I see and 6 of them are 2 5ths 2 6ths an 2 7ths.

  298. By Flap jack on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    All you repulisive, riffraff that keep hitting on Harvin can stick your ridiculous opinion of him up you nose.or some place the sun don’t shine.

  299. By Tomcat on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Park-I was wrong. 49ers have only 14 picks- 3 3rds, 2 5ths, 2 6ths, and 4 7ths. some of `em are compensatory, so maybe that`s why.

  300. By Tomcat on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Flap- I will be po`d if they trade Percy, but if there is something wierd going on maybe they would hafta.

  301. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Vikes know what they are doing– creating a team. That is how you win championships. If you look at the champion teams, one thing is clear– they play as one unit and care about each other.

  302. By warren on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    2013 Draft Wishlist

    1. Ogletree LB

    2. Patton WR

    3. Da Rick Rogers

    4. Alvin Baily OG

    4. Landry Jones QB

    after that BPA

  303. By Vikings1 on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    @warren

    Looks pretty good, but there is no way we draft 2 WR’s before a DT in the first 4 rounds!

  304. By Flap jack on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Creating a team? Sure way is get rid of one of the best players on the team?
    With that reasoning, lets go for a REALLY good team. trade A. Peterson.

  305. By Tomcat on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings1- Roger that.

  306. By Parkway on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    The Bills resign Tjoke, looks like we are out of luck

  307. By Parkway on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1531303-percy-harvin-vikings-must-meet-star-wide-receivers-offensive-demands

  308. By warren on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings1

    I think that this year Ballard will step up and fill the hole by K Will. WR is more of a pressing need than DT. That is if we could get Ogletree if he was gone before we could get him I would put in Jesse Williams in the first. Maybe we could get Avril if the lions don’t get him signed.

  309. By john61 on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    get ponder out of here, and harvin would be happy,and we would be better of

  310. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    To win you must have a team, not an individual.

  311. By Vikings1 on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    @Warren

    I really like Jesse Williams at the 2nd pick, Ballard is ok as a rotational player but he doesn’t have the mass to be a really good run stopper and KW is getting a little long in the tooth and we need to have someone to replace him. Jessie Williams might be gone by the 2nd round, but Brandon or Slyvester Williams should be around in the 2nd round.

  312. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    That was for you Flap Jack– print it and study it three times a day for the next month.

  313. By warren on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    vikings 1

    I would be happy getting having any of those guys in purple. I think needs in order of most need to least need is.
    WR
    LB
    OG
    DT
    CB

    I think 2 of our first 5 picks minus our first rounder should be WR. Next year we will have to find a replacement for K Will. Our LB core needs lots of help hopefully Audie Cole can play more of a role.

  314. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_22600007/minnesota-vikings-will-consider-whole-big-picture-evaluating

  315. By Pay Percy on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    ooooohhhhh Percy-id be in trouble if u left me now-cause i dont know where to look for a receiver-i just dont know how ooooohhhhh

  316. By Champ Henson on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Titus…you are right, frazier’s stubborness on sticking with “poor Ponder play” puts him (Ponder) above the team.

  317. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Exactly Champ! Sticking with Ponder to benefit the individual (Ponder) instead of giving the TEAM the best chance to win. If it were reverse, Percy was the coach and Frazier was the player, Frazier would be long gone.

  318. By Champ Henson on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    GDP….and by frazier continually endorsing Ponder, ie, saying there will be no competition, is a slap in the face to players like Harvin who want to win.

  319. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    The only reason Harvin hasnt been cut/traded is because his effort on the field is unquestioned and pretty much unrivaled. If Frazier was doing whats best for the team he would have sat a struggling Ponder. His decision still came back to bite us in the a$$ as we were forced to play a Webb that hadnt seen a single snap all season.

    I find it hard to get behind Frazier and not Harvin.

  320. By Spencer on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Once again, I am not for trading the 2nd best player on the team.

  321. By Champ Henson on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    GDP…I agree…Harvin is unrivaled. When and where will the vikings ever get another player who can catch and score, return kicks, and be used as a running back if AP goes down. We are hurting iif AP goes down for ay length of time.

  322. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Champ Ive said this before and I truly believe it, the individual he was trying to benefit was not Ponder, but Frazier himself. If Ponder succeeds Frazier benefits the most because Pond was his first draft pick as a head coach.

  323. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Champ & Spencer if only everyone else on here thought like that….

  324. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Champ– I said that since the Tampa Bay game– I was so upset with Frazier sticking with Ponder — I said Ponder should have been benched at that third quarter when momentum was on our side. But– it is one thing for a coach to make that decision– when you have a player questioning another player’s ability, contribution, and actually his right to be on the field– then you have a team problem. Be careful arguing– apples are not oranges.

  325. By Champ Henson on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    GDP…..Frazier wanted a qb so bad that he panicked and took Ponder without much reasoning behind it. Now, we will be going into the third year of “development” with an average qb at best. WE NEED A REAL FRANCHISE QB.

  326. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    I am not for trading Harvin– let me make myself perfectly clear (president imitation).
    I am telling what I see happening and why.

  327. By vikingbob136 on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Ed Reed , Charles Woodson and Dwight Freeney are all going to be free agents.
    I am not saying we should sign any or all of them, but someone might help our defense.

  328. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Reed needs to stay in Purple.

  329. By Champ Henson on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Titus….players that give there all and lay it all on the line in the spirit of winning have a right to voice their displeasure if another player is not performing, or if a coach is needlessly throwing games away by not yanking somebody when it’s warranted…..that’s my opinion but I respect yours also.

  330. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Just how right did Harvin end up being? If Frazier actually listened to him and put Webb in when Ponder was struggling, we might have a different result in the wild card game. We all know that Webb can be good, but Frazier did not do him any justice this season.

  331. By Champ Henson on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    GDP….EXACTLY CORRECT!!

  332. By Champ Henson on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Picking up a guy like Ed Reed would free up a draft pick for a wr, ilb, or dt.

  333. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Champ– their right? Well, by that logic, you would have pandemonium.

  334. By Shawn on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    I want to go on record again … I WOULD LOVE TO KEEP PERCY HARVIN … Ive just come to accept it doesnt seem likely. Spielman is a master of deflection and misdirection.

    Now he’s saying we are keeping Percy.

    Anyone remember last offseason when the world knew we were drafting Kalil but Spielman made us doubt it ? … some more than others.

    I think Spielman will do everything he can to increase Percy’s stock right up to draft day … including making offers but in the end Percy will be traded for an early second or to move up in the first a swap pics thing.

    I hope Im wrong but the whole thing is just too secretive …

  335. By Champ Henson on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Titus….you are probably right. However. in a competetive game where emotions run high some words are to be expected occassionally. Even a competitor like Tom Brady voices his displeasure to Belecheck.

  336. By Champ Henson on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman wouldn’t show his cards to his own mother.

  337. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Brady is a superstar. Harvin is a couple years removed from being a rookie. But I don’t recall Brady yelling at Belichick– I wonder how that would go over.

  338. By Champ Henson on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    I’m done talking about Ponder and Harvin…..24 days until FA. 68 days until the draft!!

  339. By Spencer on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Just heard we’re going to be playing at TCF for 2 years, should be interesting.

  340. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer– I left the U Thursday night right at the same time the Gophers basketball game ended– what a nightmare with traffic.

  341. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    We have a QB that played at Florida State. AD and Brian Robison are from Texas. Percy is from Florida. Everson Griffen is from California. Lets hope the cold doesnt affect their games in a negative way.

  342. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    For the Asher Allen fans out there lol
    http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_22584605/former-minnesota-viking-asher-allen-plenty-busy-ministry?source=pkg

  343. By Northern Norseman on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Meanwhile at Viking headquarters……..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AlqrK5pzAo

  344. By dee jay born on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    playing at TCF Stadium in ’14 & ’15 may finally give us that outdoor weather advantage. let’s just hope that we can handle the elements also..

  345. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    These guys play in the elements every year– at GB, at CHI, and at other venues across the country– they will adapt just fine. Give me a break!

  346. By Flap jack on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Titus, O’ Great One. Team is more important then one player? In that case get rid of Peterson. You read THAT 3 times a day Also, bad traffic? Ride your bike.

  347. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Flap Jack– you are doing better. Your first two sentences are spot on. After that, we need to work on your logic.

  348. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    2 times a year to 10 times is a big difference. I hope the players can adjust. This is Minnesota we are talking about not Wisconsin or Illinois but Minnesota.

  349. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    I didnt take global warming into account so i guess the players should be fine.

  350. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    GDP– I filled my gas tank tonight– it was freezing as I stood out there– you do not need to tell me about where the Vikes play– I am 10-15 minutes from the dome. They live here during the season– let them sit outside in shorts and become tough–they will not have a problem if they prepare.

  351. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Well according to Frazier having the practice facility doors open during practice is how they prepare.

  352. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    I’m just saying Titus playing 1 game outdoor in Chicago and another outdoors at Green Bay is not the same as playing 8 games outside in Minnesota.

  353. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1531316-why-vikings-will-regret-decision-to-not-trade-percy-harvin

  354. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Hop here is my take on all these reports about Percy.

    Its not about the money, its about the offense. The offense already was predictable last year and I may have rushed to blame it all on Ponder or even Musgrave’s playcalling, but really to me the reason was our lack of talent behind Percy and AD. Rudolph really impacted our redzone offense. The only way to make the offense better is to draft at the least 2 receivers. If drafting Hopkins in the 1st would keep Percy happy I am all for it.

  355. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Unless a player that shouldnt does fall to us. There are plenty of receivers we can get in rounds 2-5

  356. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    GDP…

    If money isn’t the reason…Why is he asking 10-12 million a year in a new contract ???…

    All this Percy says this…And the Vikings organization says that…
    Is all smoke and mirrors…

    Harvin is a great talent…With baggage…I don’t see any way that Harvin is happy with any kind of contract offer he gets from Minnesota…But another team ???…That gives Harvin a fresh start…Unless Harvin is foolish and wants to much money ???…

    I think the Harvin situation is really pointing to the Vikings drafting 2 WR’s in the first 3 rounds…Spielman can’t be held hostage if Harvin does end up holding out ???….And he also will want to save face with the media and Vikings fans…Even if Harvin is traded for a solid draft pick…Spielman will have to use that pick for a WR…So fans do not get on his case later in the season for poor play at the WR position…

    This situation with Harvin can get ugly ???…To a point that the fans could care less what happens to Harvin if this drags out to long ???…Lets hope that scenario doesn’t happen… :-(

  357. By Parkway on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder is the main problem on this team not Harvin

  358. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway….right on…Ponder is the problem. The wr’s don’t perform because they know they are not going to get the ball. Handing off to Peterson 85% of the time gives little incentive to the wr’s. They run down the field knowing that AP will get the ball or else the ball won’t be accurate enough for them to catch it anyway. I’ve seen wr’s wide open and Ponder doesn’t see them, he plays scared and focused on one receiver……we all need to realize that Ponder is the problem….he shows no leaderhip, displays no excitement or urgency. And, as smart as he was supposed to be his development has stalled….yet some people keep saying give him a chance….well, 2013 will be his third year…how much of chance do you waste with a guy?

  359. By Flap jack on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Park….Now that is logic! Something O’ Great Titus is still looking for………

  360. By Flap jack on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    WAS looking for

  361. By Flap jack on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Champ Henson…Titus was looking for Mr Logic.! I believe you found it for him.

  362. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    An “outdoor advantage” is in 2014 and 2015?…..Don’t count on it.

  363. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Well lets see when the Vikings release Aromashudo,Jenkins,Burton, and Simpson…

    How many teams will this band of “misfits” will be starting WR’s on other teams ???…

    Simpson might find work somewhere…Because of being injured last season…Maybe even a “prove it” one year contract with the Vikings…

    But Simpson shouldn’t even be considered a starter…Maybe a 4th WR ???…

    Harvin was force fed the football from Ponder…If there was any other decent WR’s receivers on the team…Harvin wouldn’t have had half the yards in receptions he had this last season…

    Spielman will not make that mistake twice !!!…He will draft plenty of help at WR…And not bring in anymore veteran diva help…Maybe Fitz if he becomes available…But Fitz is a TEAM player…Far from a diva attitude like Harvin…

  364. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Flap Jack….thanks! I’m not an expert by any means but I’ve watched enough football in my life to know a good quarterback showing and a bad quarterback showing.

  365. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    WRHopkins….and if there were and y decent wr’s on the team AP wouldn’t have gotten the ball 90% of the time, including his 2009 yards.

  366. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    “any decent receivers”, sorry for the typo.

  367. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman made a mistake last year by waiting way too late to draft a receiver…..the pickings were slim, Childs was coming off a knee injury, and wright is too small to be an outside guy.

  368. By Parkway on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    It’s hard to get catches when your QB can’t hit the broad side of a barn

  369. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Doesn’t anyone even wonder why Harvin might have went into his “meltdown” on the sidelines in week 9…A week “after” the trade deadline went bye ???…

  370. By Parkway on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe because Ponder had 63 yards that game?

  371. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    How a guy can play qb through junior high, 4 years of high school, 4 years of college and two years as a pro and still can’t locate a receiver and deliver a catchable pass is flabbergasting and defies logic.

  372. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Flap Jack, keep trying pal.

  373. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    The league will decide this next season…If the WR’s outside of Harvin…Can play starting receiver caliber football on a team ???…

    Wait and see if they start for any other team in the league ???…After the Vikings release them…Then come back on here and complain…Look at the fish that got away because of poor QB play…

    We now Harvin has talent….Because Ponder got him the ball !!!…Plenty !!!

    And don’t give me this bubble screen junk…Or within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage stuff and yards after the catch…

    I’m really sorry if you don’t know football ???…
    Because that is what slot receivers do !!!…Thast is their job…

  374. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Know=now

  375. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Champ— logic is not all people think it is– in fact, logic has the ability to explain the ludicrous and, thus, it is not always reliable. Ponder will turn out to be a good to very good quarterback in this league– don’t limit your knowledge to your five physical senses. There is a higher understanding beyond empirical explanations.

  376. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Titus has work to do in the empire–later.

  377. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    …..and there are alot of educated idiots in the world.

  378. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    …just look at politians.

  379. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Titus…Some guys will never learn…

    “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser”…

    -Socrates

  380. By Parkway on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    I saw Welker catch the ball down the field quite a bit last season, is he not a sl ot receiver?

  381. By Parkway on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder will be a backup somewhere in 2014 while Harvin will be dominating the league. That is about all you need to know.

  382. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Was there ever a time a player listed as a wide receiver was in among the top in MVP consideration. I’m very curious. I know Moss and Carter were not. Calvin Johnson wasnt going to get it this year because of what his team did. Maybe Jerry Rice having 22 rec TDs in the lockout shortened 12 game season? I believe it was 12 maybe 14.

    Other than those two I cant think of any other receiver. Thats an elite class to be in for a guy some consider trouble. Even Jerry Rice had an ego, but like Percy his effort and work ethic is unquestioned.

  383. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Exactly Champ– that is what I am saying.

    By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply
    …..and there are alot of educated idiots in the world.

    AS I SAID— empirical knowledge is inferior– this is what you learn in educational institutions.

  384. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Hopkins– slander is spoken. We are writing here. It is called libel. And think on this– your post attacking me is actually what you are preaching against. Typical.

  385. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway….sounds like we both agree that we only have to suffer one more year with frazier’s stubborn support of a failing qb. I predict a chage will be made after the vikings go 2 and 6 the first half of next season.

  386. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    My prediction is 12-4 this season.

  387. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Titus……you can’t be serious…..but, i hope you are right.

  388. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway….with this being Ponders last year, what other qb’s do you think will be in training camp?

  389. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Earlier in the year I predicted Thonpson would be the starting qb sometime in 2013.

  390. By Parkway on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah I hope MBT puts together the rest of his skills around that cannon for an arm

  391. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    E.J. Manuel

  392. By Flap jack on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Titus, O’ pal. I don’t have to keep trying. I am doing it. BTW, my name is jack with lower case. Would you like for me to change your spelling? I could help you out.

    Vikings 12—4? with your Ponder, more like 4—-12……………..

  393. By BlueBird7 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Champ H. Now that Webb has all but been run over by that Bus

    I would like to see MBT get some training camp under his belt.

    If he is good enough, maybe he might get some playing time.

  394. By BlueBird7 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder needs some rest. Like maybe the rest of the entire 2013 season?

  395. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    BlueBird….yah, I’d like to see MBT play. Even though he may not be able to run as well as Ponder, I think his strong arm would more than make up for the running ability difference between the two…..not to mention theability to find open receivers.

  396. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    In defense og Webb….if Frazier would have yanked Ponder when it was necessary Webb would have had some playing time he could have benefited from in the playoff game.

  397. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    GDP….I love the size of E.J. Manuel!!

  398. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Yes– MBT!!! That kid will be great one day. I hope we play him.

  399. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    The second string qb needs to be well prepared to step in, for what ever reason Webb was not prepared. That was either Webb’s fault or the coaches fault.

  400. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Titus….what will likely happen next year is, Ponder will not show any improvement during the first 4 or 5 games….then they will put the “has-been” veteran in who will stink up the place for another 4 or 5 games….then enter MBT for his chance….if he’s as good as I think he will be we will be on our way.

  401. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Champ– I would say it was both– not either, or. Webb has been around too long to have been as ineffective as he was. Ever since I saw MBT last preseason, my wish has been to see him developed as our starter. He has gumption.

  402. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Titus…that’s of course if they don’t draft a qb and bring in a has-been instead.

  403. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Titus….I think once MBT gets his fair chance our qb problem will be solved.

  404. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah Webb was a surprising diappointment, he should have been better without question. The vikings got a wake up call with him perhaps.

  405. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    ….talk with you guys later.

  406. By vikes4life06 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Adrian Peterson throwback jersey unwrapping (me)

  407. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Not watching vikes4life– after the other day, I noticed bloggers by a margin of 9-1, do not watch your vulgar videos.

  408. By vikes4life06 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Titus-There is nor swearing in this one at all. Give it a chance

  409. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    really?

  410. By vikes4life06 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Yes, really

  411. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Titus…Last time I stick up for you ???… :-)

    I was supporting you in my last thread…Not Knocking you down…hahaha…

  412. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Hopkins, that is what happens with fatigue– plus it is nearly impossible to keep up with who is speaking to whom sometimes. It’s all in fun, though–

  413. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Hahaha…To funny… :-)…

    I just started laughing out loud…I sure can see how that thread could be taken the wrong way…But was meant as a complement…

  414. By vikes4life06 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    so titus…did you watch it

  415. By mjbvikeme on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    I like Ponder, I love Percy… I want them both to stick together. If we stayed at 3-13 I would be singing a different tune. We went 10-6, making the playoffs beating the packers. I think we had a great year of improvement. I dont mind hearing the critics for Ponder though, seems to help his motivation.

  416. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    No, I did not, vikes4llife– maybe later. I have a lot to do right now.

  417. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    So why hate Ponder and the Vikings ?????…

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1531631-percy-harvin-and-the-minnesota-vikings-are-both-crazy

  418. By Spencer on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Not watching vikes4life– after the other day, I noticed bloggers by a margin of 9-1, do not watch your vulgar videos.
    ————————————————————————————-

    Finally, I am a 1percenter.

  419. By BlueBird7 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer

    That’s what HAMMS Beer used to be. 1 %.

  420. By Parkway on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Was the Russia “meteor” a bomb Spencer?

  421. By Spencer on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    It sure as he|| sounded like a bomb when it arrived on impact

  422. By Spencer on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway- who is your favorite player on the team?

  423. By Parkway on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    100% AD

  424. By Spencer on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Which player would you most like to go to church with?

  425. By vikings rule on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    i can’t wait until Ponders 3 years are up, he’s ranked 48th best qb in the league and there are only 31 teams in the league, lol
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1436951-br-nfl-1000-top-65-quarterbacks#/articles/1436951-br-nfl-1000-top-65-quarterbacks/page/19

  426. By Parkway on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    I was thinking I might become a minister just for the parking privileges

  427. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Well, Parkway you wouldn’t have to walk so far if you refrained from drinking.

  428. By Spencer on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Yea I saw that Vikings Rule, but what I’m most interested to see is when they release their Cornerback rankings..

  429. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    That was no meteor– that was Putin sending a message in a bottle.

  430. By vikings rule on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    the Vikings look like they might go after Woodson if they can get him cheap enough, they need another safety with Smith

  431. By vikings rule on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    http://earthsky.org/space/what-is-the-tunguska-explosion

  432. By Parkway on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t see any chance of them going after Woodson. If Ed Reed is released I would say maybe if he would consider a 2 year 6 mill contract, but I would guess there would still be a team out there willing to over pay him on a 3 or 4 year deal.

  433. By hnzthao on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    All i gotta say is that we need to focus on getting some smarter corners at least 6 feet tall to help our passing defense or we will get light up by all the teams that have an elite quarterback if we solve that we will be a better team for sure, focus on getting legitimate receivers next thats all we need then we will be a good contender against every team of course with improvement from ponder too!

  434. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway, I am surprised you are not in your bomb shelter, hiding from the meteor, aka, ICBMs, Hee hee.

  435. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    quit picking on Parkway

  436. By Spencer on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    He brings it on himself.

  437. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think the vikings will go after any cb’s….we have Roderick Williams!!
    HeHehehehe.

  438. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    And why go after any QB’s….we have Ponder!!!
    BaaHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

  439. By vikes4life06 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    I would take Ed reed over Woodson anyway….I really don’t like Woodson anyway, he talks a lot

  440. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer, I refrained, but you said it for me.

  441. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Woodson is also 36 years old

  442. By Parkway on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Obviously I can pray to get out of anything

  443. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah, I don’t see the Spielman philosophy matches with a Woodson acquisition.
    Whoa– just looked at next season– yikes. I didn’t realize the road games are that hard. We have a shot at going 8-0 at home– but four wins on the road will be tough. Depends a lot on our QB play at how far we go– with Ponder, we will be at 10 or 11 wins, tops.

  444. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    See Champ, he is at it again.

  445. By Spencer on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    That’s what we’re talking about, Champ.

  446. By Flap jack on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Titus likes to pick on people, Champ. I guess his mom wouldn’t let him throw rocks at the next door cats, when he was knee high to a billy goat. So now he is making up for it.

  447. By Spencer on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    I mean, this is the same guy that thinks the government was behind the Sandy Hook tragedy.

  448. By vikings rule on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    the schedule next year is much tougher than last year, i don’t see Ponder taking us anywher close to the promised land

  449. By Parkway on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Titus also wants to be like me so much he posted under the name “Runway” for quite some time pretending it wasn’t him. very sad. Notice how this “Runway” character hasn’t been around since Titus has used his own name again.

    It’s okay, what do they say about imitation?

  450. By Spencer on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Our new rental home soon

  451. By Spencer on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    And just for the record, I don’t even have a problem with Parkway, just like to tease him a bit. It’s all out of love.

  452. By vikings rule on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    i feel bad for AD, he’s in the prime of his football life stuck with a 48th ranked qb

  453. By BlueBird7 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    @WRHopkins2013

    Thanks for the Harvin -Vikings crazy post. That is an interesting piece.

  454. By vikings rule on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    harvin will ask for 10 million a year, but i think the vikings can talk him down to 8 million per year

  455. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    a little banter, teasing and making fun is what makes this blog interesting. We are all “characters” in our own peculiar ways I would say.

  456. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    I love Parkway, too- and he continually ignores me, so I have to tease him.

  457. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    But, yes, saying the govt was behind Sandy Hook is very disturbing– and Parkway also believes govt scientists created the Superstorm Sandy to help Obama be re-elected. Must have been some conspirators named Sandy.

  458. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Champ– you got that right. Some of us have more character than others.

  459. By vikings rule on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Bush put our country in a endless recession

  460. By Spencer on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Lol, Titus with the knockout punch.

  461. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    When it comes to football I must say that Parkway makes alot of sense (in my opinion)….and so does Titus, except for his belief that the vikings will go 12-4.

  462. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Quit the blame game– typical.

  463. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    I have six jobs– what recession? I refuse to participate.

  464. By BlueBird7 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    @ Spencer

    I noticed on your Video posted of Bretts last TD it was to Harvin, and he scored.

  465. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer is one cool dude. He is the Harvin of the blog community.

  466. By Flap jack on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    You have six jobs? Wow that ia a lot of toilets to clean.

  467. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Spender….you’re right about the knock out punches from Titus….he would be tough to go up against in a spirit debate.

  468. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    One blogger I would fear in a debate is Flap jack– as you can see in his latest post, he takes mud-slinging to a whole new level. Put the seat down, Flap jack.

  469. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Have to admit I did laugh, Flap jack– and I momentarily was transcended through space and time to when I was five.

  470. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Flap jack….thanks for bringing your humor to these discusions….the one about the toilets made me laugh.

  471. By Vikings1 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    @Spencer

    My favorite player to go to Church would be AD first and then Tebow second, hate this offseason garbage, cannot wait until the draft, the suspence is killing me!

  472. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Titus….you truly are a character…..have you returned from your transcended somnabulistic state?

  473. By Champ Henson on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Church?…Church?….I’ve heard of that!!

  474. By Vikings1 on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    @Flap jack

    I guess he was permanent latrine Orderly when he was in the Military, which is how he got the 6 jobs so easily!

  475. By vikings rule on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    even if we nail FA and the draft both, we won’t end up at 12-4 unless they come across another qb, and you can’t consider the England game as a home game Titus, we only have 7 home games

  476. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Oh, forgot about the London game– well, I may be at that game, so I will yell loud enough to make it home field.

  477. By Northern Norseman on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    I know what will fix this mess…. Percy Harvin just needs a good ol fashion pep talk from this fella….

  478. By Flap jack on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Titus: That won’t be mud you will be slinging.. No, I won’t leave the seat down.
    Why make it easy for you?

  479. By BlueBird7 on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    This blog is approaching 500 mark.Will that be the % of games the Vikings win?

  480. By BlueBird7 on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Wow Flap jack

    Are you still at it? For a Pancake I was sure you would be done by now. Jokel?

    I can be funny also. I think.

  481. By Tavon Austin2013 AKA True Vikes Fan on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

  482. By Tavon Austin2013 AKA True Vikes Fan on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Its a video i made of the top 10 safeties of 2012

  483. By Ozzinator on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Thanks Dylan.

  484. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    This makes sense…

    http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_22606911/charley-walters-trade-vikings-harvin-seems-likely-but

  485. By Parkway on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    WRH do you like beating dead horses?

  486. By Parkway on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

  487. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1531617-the-biggest-mistake-each-nfl-team-must-avoid-this-offseason

  488. By Parkway on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    It’s sad anyone is focused on Harvin when the true problem is Ponder. Can’t win with a terrible QB

  489. By Champ Henson on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Anybody who does not see a problem with Ponder is only fooling themselves.

  490. By xmasboy on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

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  491. By Champ Henson on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Ogletree charged with DUI.

  492. By Tavon Austin2013 AKA True Vikes Fan on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    @Ozzinator thanks for checking it out

  493. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/georgia-linebacker-alec-ogletree-charged-dui-just-days-132432459–nfl.html

  494. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1530535-nfl-draft-2013-analyzing-most-underrated-1st-round-prospects

  495. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1529185-small-school-studs-in-the-2013-nfl-draft-class#/articles/1529185-small-school-studs-in-the-2013-nfl-draft-class

  496. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Talk about beating a dead horse– Parkway, ever use a mirror?

    By Parkway on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply
    It’s sad anyone is focused on Harvin when the true problem is Ponder. Can’t win with a terrible QB

  497. By vikes- or - die on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway please, what in the world. We all know you love football. We all know you love and know alot about football. But Ponder is transforming before our eys. It’s actually cool to watch. Open up your eyse, my friend, you might like what you see.

  498. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway sees all sorts of things– ask him about the conspiracies.

  499. By Parkway on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Transforming into……

  500. By Parkway on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    A 2nd string QB? Sure

  501. By Parkway on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1434206-christian-ponder-cant-cut-it-for-minnesota-vikings-so-what-comes-next

  502. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway, open your eyes.

  503. By vikes- or - die on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway,
    I know you watched the last 5 games of the season. AD is and will be the “O” for at least 3 years. But “PONDERS” progression was impressive. And I am talking about the last 5 games.

  504. By Parkway on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    His last 5 games were encouraging at least, but his middle 8 games were just terrible.

    Hopefully he’s not waiting til August to study tape

  505. By vikes- or - die on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway, This is my comspiracy theroy. The world is controlled by at least ten world bankers..

  506. By vikes- or - die on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway,
    He was studying tape. It’s the speed of the game. You know that.

  507. By Jeremy on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    I wonder if Ogletree will drop to the second round because of that DUI???? Would love to have him flying around in Purple for sure!!!!!!!!!

    Along With……..

    HONEY BADGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SPPPIIIEEEELLLMMMAAAANNNNN!!!

    I WANTTTTTTTT HIIIMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Would also love to have Jordan Campbell and our linebacker core is set for years to come.

  508. By Jeremy on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder is a P.I.M.P….Parkway why do you a few others only come on here to talk crazy conspiracies, bash our players, and hope we trade the whole team for rookies every year???? WTF man get your s.h.i.t together.

  509. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway said Sandy Hook was planned and executed by powers behind the scenes to place gun controls on us. He also said the Super Storm Sandy was created and engineered by govt scientists to help Obama win reelection— and this guy is going to tell us the future of Ponder? Give me a break.

  510. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    AD said he believes in Ponder– that is good enough for me.

  511. By Champ Henson on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    As long as Ponder doesn’t trip over AD’s feet and can hand off, AD will believe in Ponder.

  512. By vikes- or - die on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Jeremy,
    I don’t watch alot of college football. But if I was a GM and Olgetree was in reach i would PULL THE TRIGGER in a heart beat.

  513. By vikes- or - die on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    From what i heard about Ponder is, is that his IQ is nearly guinius. He is for sure athletic and can make all the throws. But in the NFL you have BUFFALOS with swirling spit coming out of their nostrils coming to take you down. Once the game slows down a “BIT” for Ponder he will be in controll. WITH A GUN!!!!!

  514. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Vikes or die– thank you. Yes, Ponder will be a good QB– maybe very good. Geniuses usually take longer to develop because they tend to analyze what most people don’t- – in fact, most people will ponder why that is being analyzed. But at the end of the day, the genius wins– I know.

  515. By Champ Henson on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    BAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA…..a genius with a playbook the size of a half page of paper.

  516. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Champ– I know how a genius thinks– methodical, open to discovery, and perceptive of connections, while entertaining new ideas not yet thought of– so while others may seem to develop faster and sometimes the genius seems even a tad slow– there is so much more going on– the average person cannot understand — or everyone would be a genius. I know.

  517. By BlueBird7 on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Titus

    This blog has reached 500. An Omen that the Viking’s game wins will be 500?

  518. By Champ Henson on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    vikes or die……hopefully by this “third” year coming up the game will have slowed down for Ponder….if not then what?…..three more years?…..just wondering what your opinion would be if there is no improvement.

  519. By BlueBird7 on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Percentage wise thar is

  520. By Champ Henson on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    BluBird7…..I’m not sure if 500 is optimistic or not.

  521. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Champ, I do not follow astrology.

  522. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    If we put another WR around Ponder and in this season he cant elevate his play, it will be time to move on. This is his make or break year, and I have been a Ponder supporter.

  523. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    This draft we just need to add talented football players, that way if Ponder can not step up and be the guy, who ever comes in next is set up to win.

  524. By vikes- or - die on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Champ,
    My option would be to reevaluate. Go in another direction, if I needed to. But I would stick with Ponder because he has all the making into being a great QB. most QB’s don’t perform well until their 3rd year. And keep in mind Ponder was throwin to the wolves his first year.

  525. By Champ Henson on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Titus – that may (or may not) be true of a “genious”. However, I’m not so sure Ponder is a genious…so far it has only proven to be hearsay….after all, he did get married after only knowing a woman a month or two. Seems to me a “genious” (as you eloquently described one) would have taken alot more time to analyize such an important decision.

  526. By vikes- or - die on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Smith. I know we here alot that if only the QB had more talent. But I am here to tell you it is just the opposite.

  527. By Champ Henson on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    vikes-or -die…..thrown to the wolves…..much like Andrew Luck, RG3, Russel Wilson, and Kaepernick.

  528. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    I am not saying he was not performing due to the talent. I am saying that if we do provide him with another solid WR and he is in his third season and cant step up, then there really is no way you defend continuing to stick with him. I personally feel you need to give a QB time to grow. I know recently guys have jumped in and played well, but throughout history that is not the norm.

  529. By vikes- or - die on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Champ. Ya right dude. Since when is love rational. You are talking out your @ss!

  530. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Bottom line is the Organization is committed to him for at least this season. Add a solid WR and increase overall talent of the team. If Ponder is unable to show a GOOD amount of growth and take BIG steps in the right direction this year, then there is no way to argue from moving on to a new option.

  531. By Parkway on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Ha well said champ.

    You can tell the game is too fast for Ponder still he looks scared on every play

  532. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Champ— I am not the one who said Ponder is a genius– I was adding to another blogger’s comments. My point was, that if — see the word– IF– he is a genius, then there is hope– I know how higher IQs think. I agree also that if Ponder does not improve this season, we need to take a long look at that position– we do have MBT who I think will be better than Ponder.

  533. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway, are you a teenager?

  534. By Parkway on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    I was thinking the same about you Titus since you have nothing better to do than be antagonistic on this site 24/7. Try talking about football for once.

  535. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    No, Parkway, I am serious. Are you a teenager?

  536. By vikes- or - die on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Champ,
    RG3, Luck, And Wilson are benefactors of a passing frenzy going crazing. If Ponders football IQ is a little slow. OH Well. guess what? He will learn. Can those other 3 keep up when things go bad?

  537. By Parkway on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    No Titus I’m serious, are you a preteen?

  538. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    HA HA HA HA– funny, Parkway. I grant you that– I just had a good laugh out loud moment. Thanks for that.

  539. By Champ Henson on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Titus….thanks for the comment…I took some your comments as a supplication that Ponder was a genius and in the context of football, and not in the context of how an actual genius is neurolinguistically programmed…I will hope that Ponder is the genius some people think he is.

  540. By vikes- or - die on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Titus,
    You have to explain to some as if you were talking to a child. HA!

  541. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    I think Parkway is a tween.

  542. By Champ Henson on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    vikes- or- die..I’m not sure about knowing if any of those guys can keep up when things go bad…..and actually I don’t understand that point. Anyway, what evidence is there that Ponder can “keep up” when things go bad?

  543. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Champ, nice post, but I question the use of supplication.

  544. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    I think this team needs better offensive play calling and needs to contiune to insert talented youth and we will improve. Do that and then you can truely figure out where we stand at QB. If he cant convincingly take the team, then who ever steps in next is in a very good situation to take our team far.

  545. By vikes- or - die on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    I am sold on PONDER for the time being. He continues to improve and impress me. He has had some bad moments, That’s ok, even the greats still do and they are not basically rookies. I believe Ponder will lead us to SUPERBOWLS! Plural!

  546. By vikes- or - die on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Champ,
    Because most of the time Ponders has been with the team he has had a spotty line. It has only been as of late when the line has begun to materilaize that Ponder has begun to shine. Run blocking and pass blocking by the way are to seperate monsters. So we can’t compare APs success to Ponders.

  547. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    vikes or die speaks the truth– some of the best QBs in the league had really poor performances this past season– especially when they had no protection. Brees, Brady, and Rodgers had some real so so games.

  548. By Champ Henson on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    I guess the viking 1st priority then would be to draft heavily on the OL.

  549. By Champ Henson on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    No sense drafting recievers 1st if Ponder has no protection.

  550. By Shawn on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Anyone remember a guy named Terrell Owens ??? He was a Hall of Fame caliber WR that couldnt find a team that wanted him. He seemed to have a label of “selfish” … and demanded he get the ball.

  551. By Shawn on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder had protection. What he didnt have was a WR beyond Harvin for 8 full games.

    Viking have the worst WR core in the NFL.

    Harvin and Rudolph and NOTHING

    O yea Harvin? wants Megatron money and has only 1 season over 900 yards and NO 1000 yard season.

    Calvin Johnson … 1600, 1300, 1100, 900, 700
    P E R C Y ???? ….. 900, 800, 700, 600

  552. By Shawn on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    oops i messed up … here is the real truth

    Megatron vs Percy

    1900______900
    1600______800
    1300______700
    1100______600
    900
    700

  553. By vikes- or - die on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Champ and Titus,
    But remember dudes. Our “O” has been put together like puttiy. With very very good players. They are beginning to gell because they complimant one another. Our RT needs a little help pass blocking BUT, I assure you that AP loves him.

  554. By vikes- or - die on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn,
    Have you ever heard the exspession, Throw the WR open. Any who. Titus although i shouldn’t I am going down to Wallgreens and by some brew.Talk to u Viking faithful in a few.

  555. By Shawn on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

  556. By vikes- or - die on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Well if there is one thing that is on my heart it is Percy Harvin. i hope Rick Speillman. and Wilf talk to Percry personally. Percy needs to to be given the chance to pull his head out of his butt before things go south for him. Percy is not Superman like in the comic Marvels that can make everything better. This is a 53 man sport. And to think any different is short sighted to say the least.

  557. By RichardA1 on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Whatever happens with Harvin, I hope this gets taken care of soon. I would say pay him what he deserves, he has been playing like a superstar, he’s 1/2 the offense, alot of plays went A.P. a play then Harvin, over and over again, he has earned it! but if the Vikes won’t change and pay, lets get on with it! trade, let go whatever.

  558. By Spencer on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn:

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    /___\

  559. By Spencer on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Of course the triangle didn’t come out the way it was intended.

  560. By BlueBird7 on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Titus

    Holy cow! I agree with you on MBT will be a better QB then Ponder!

    What little play action I seen of MBT may prove this. Could it be that Frazier is training the wrong QB?

    Shawn ..
    your chart on Harvin shows that Percy didn’t have a full year to keep up with Megatron, or even catch up. Who knows what could have been.Same story.

    Just like A. Peterson missing the record because Frazier didn’ have someone upstairs keeping tabs on how many yards Pete needed. Blame Frazier..sigh….

  561. By Champ Henson on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    there have been many occassions where Frazier has not used his head, beginning with getting AP hurt in the Washington game lst year.

  562. By Shawn on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    BB7 … ? What? My chart shows is Harvins best vs Megatrons best … there is no bias just fact. This is real world wake up son. Very few deal in fact anymore. You likely havent met any.

    Chump … ? What? Frazier got Peterson hurt? That just insane. That like suggesting coaches try to get 53 people injured every season for “allowing” them to play. Injuries happen and suggesting otherwise is tarded …

    Did Frazier try to get Greg Childs injured in a meaningless training camp? Just stupid. I guess thats government education for you … programmed.

  563. By Shawn on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Why do teams even play games when they reach 8 losses? O yea to injure everyone … thats the goal to injure every player on a losing team. Genius.

  564. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn, you will lose brain cells if you post on here.

  565. By Spencer on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Professor Titus, are you able to spot the difference between an essay that a student wrote, versus one that they bought online?

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  567. By Champ Henson on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn….the Washington game was a meaningless game and AP had a sprained ankle and should not have played and thus not have blown out his knee….my point was that Frazier does not use his head all the time….quit deflecting the intent of a comment into some other issue.

  568. By Champ Henson on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    As far as childs goes….he should never have been drafted in the first place because he already had major knee surgery in college.

  569. By vikes- or - die on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    AP- is THE BEAST OF the NORTH. He is 27. He might actually be in his prime. HE is for the first time in his career leanring to be a patient runner. GOD help the passing league.

  570. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer, don’t traumatize me– wrong time for such a question– I have 31 essays I need to grade by Thursday– it’s a lot of work on top of my busy schedule— and I can tell so far, they were written by the students.

  571. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    Childs was worth the risk, we had extra picks in the draft. with it being a bonus pick, it was very low risk, but HIGH reward. It unfortunatly didnt pan out but the potential for him being a good target was there. I am dissapointed in the result, but still think it was a decent shot, cant predict injuries

  572. By Northern Norseman on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    @Champ Henson

    You are completely wrong.

    It was a great decision at the time and could yet turn out to be a good decision in the long haul.

    Before Greg Childs injury, he was regarded in the same conversation as A.J. Green and Julio Jones. We all know how great those players are!

    Greg Childs was a sure fire 1st round selection before his injury.

    With today’s technological advances in health, why wouldn’t you be willing to spend a 4th rounder on the potential chance of getting a A.J. Green or Julio Jones?

    Has it panned out so far?…. Not exactly…. but that is to be determined.

    To say at the time it was a ridiculous draft selection is a ridiculous thing to say.

  573. By Northern Norseman on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    @Champ Henson

    Who’s you to say what happened among talks leading up to the game and during the game? That’s talks between owners, coaches/staff, players, and medical staff.

    To say that Frazier wasn’t “using his head” is absurd.

    First, have you always used your head?

    NO!

    If you say “yes” then you would be a hypocrite. Anyone that says they have “always” used their head properly to make the best decision is lying because it’s impossible to live the perfect life… we are human after all.

    NOTE: What the heck does an ankle have to do with his ACL MCL tearing? The defender flew across from the side of Adrian Peterson right into the side of his knee! Injuries happen…. it’s football. If a player is medically cleared to play the game you play them…. simple as that. Adrian Peterson was medically cleared to play so they played him.

    BUT BUT WELLL WELLL HE WOULD HAVE HAD BETTER REACTION TO AVOID THE HIT WITH A MORE HEALTHY ANKLE!…….. please, your stupidity is over flowing.

    P.s. Oh yeah…. forgot to remind you…. quit being an idiot.

  574. By BlueBird7 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Northern & Shawn

    Look up thr word “fact” in Websters.

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