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Period For Teams To Designate Franchise Players Begins Monday

Posted by Mike Wobschall on February 18, 2013 – 7:47 am

Are you ready for some football? No, not games. The beauty of the NFL, though, is that there really is no offseason. Even when games aren’t being played, NFL news dominates the sports cycle. From free agency to the Combine to the draft to minicamps and everything in between, the news never ends in the NFL.

Monday is yet another landmark in the NFL offseason because it marks the beginning of the period for teams to designate one of their free agents as a franchise player by placing the franchise tag on them. Language in the Collective Bargaining Agreements states that “The period for Clubs to designate Franchise Players will begin on the twenty-second day preceding the first day of the new League Year and will end at 4:00 p.m. New York time on the eighth day preceding the first day of the new League Year.” With the new League Year set to commence on March 12, Monday marks the 22nd day before March 12. And the 2-week designation period will expire on March 4, which is obviously 8 days before March 12 (start of the new League Year).

Anyway, it’s franchise tag time. Last year, a record number of players were tagged by their teams – 21. The Vikings were one of the 11 teams that did not use the franchise tag a year ago. Will they use it this year? We don’t know, and only time will tell. If the Vikings do use the franchise tag, who would they use it on? We don’t know that yet, either, but many would agree the most valuable free agent on the Vikings roster is RT Phil Loadholt. As we’ve written in this space previously, re-signing Loadholt is an important offseason priority for the Vikings.

For more on the franchise tag and which teams may use it, check out this piece written by NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal.


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170 Responses to “Period For Teams To Designate Franchise Players Begins Monday”

  1. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    First… :-)

  2. By BlueBird7 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Will the Vikings use the tag this year? And whom will it be? Curious.

  3. By BlueBird7 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Beat me by 5 seconds……..

  4. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think they will need to use the tag this season…Unless Loadholt is just asking for to much money ???…Then they might use the tag on him…

    Lets hope that doesn’t happen though…Then we might have to find his replacement in the draft this spring…

  5. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    I see in the last thread…Childs name popped up again…

    I sure wish that young man well !!!…I hope he can come back and play ???…The thing is…The Vikings and Spielman will not let the fans or media know a thing, I’m sure…Until after the draft…So not to tip our hand as far as players we might have interest in the draft…Or draft stratigy…

  6. By Parkway on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1532902-breaking-down-the-minnesota-vikings-franchise-tag-decision

  7. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    2 complete mysteries on the Vikings team ???…

    Childs rehab…
    And is D Love rehab, or even the point is Love a decent O-lineman or not ???…

  8. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Now there are 2 players that most likely will drop in the draft…Both Teo and Ogletree…

    Will the Vikings have them on their board with the 23rd pick in the draft ???…

  9. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Does anyone think there is a chance of trying to restructure any of our larger conctracts? ie K Will or Allen?

  10. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    I think they will with K Will for sure…Kevin even has mentioned he would be willing to restructure his contract…But how much ???..

    Allen is hard to tell ???…To tell you the truth…I am not sure what the Vikings do with Allen this off season ???…I think he will play out his last year of his contract…But do the Vikings want to pay Allen 17+ million dollars for just one season…When they have E Griffen and C Ballard waiting in the wings to play ???…And the Viking could get a draft pick in a trade also…

    I think Allen stays…But don’t count on him taking a pay cut…

  11. By Parkway on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    I could see them giving Allen a 2 year extension with a reduced number this year and much less the next 2 years.

    And they just have to give Ogletree the limo service number and he should be good.

  12. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    It would be a great way for them to set a good example for younger guys if either or both restructure. Shows what true leadership means, putting the good of the team first. Plus it would open alot of doors for us to be able to make smart moves in FA

  13. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    I would be pumped if Ogletree fell to us! I am not sure how far a DUI will drop him though?

    Just think if we secure a good WR in FA grabbed Ogletree in round 1 and a big nasty OG in round two… man we would be looking very tough!

  14. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway hit the perfect solution…Give Allen a 2 year extension…

  15. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    I dont think anyone would complain if Allen got a more cap friendly 2 year extension!

  16. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    I am going to make a prediction…

    During the combine this week…
    Fitzgerald trade rumors will start swirling around ???…

    Just a gut feeling here…

  17. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    if the vikes were to try and trade for fitz… what would we realistically have to give up? cant imagine it would be cheap…

  18. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply
    if the vikes were to try and trade for fitz… what would we realistically have to give up? cant imagine it would be cheap…
    *******
    Give em Harvin for Fitz and a late (5th or lower) 2013 pick. I would take it!

  19. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    I know a guy who is a HUGE Cardinal fan…And blogs with them all the time…

    With Fitz having a large contract already that will need to be taken over and paid out…

    The Cardinal fans think Fitz trade value would be in the 2nd round pick range…

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

    put a tag on Ponder,a one way tag out of the organization

  21. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Haze…

    Harvin wouldn’t work…Harvin wants a big contract…The only reason they will let Fitz go…Is because they need room for cap space…And to rebuild the team…

    They need an O-line (really bad),QB. and RB…And cap space to pay them…

  22. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder-Bashers! Take your trash talk ELSEWHERE!!!

    Like it or not, Ponder’s our guy. Get on the bus or get run over!

  23. By Parkway on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    The only FA we will go after is someone like Levitre or Vasquez and we won’t make any big trades

  24. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Gerhart is a player you would think the Cardinals would have major interest in ???…The Cardinals can not keep an impact player at the RB position healthy…

    Gerhart could help in that area…And Gerhart deserves to find a starting job somewhere also…

  25. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    DT is an area I see the Vikings might get in free agency…

    Main reason being ???…They might come cheaper in FA…Because the draft is plump full of great DT prospects…

  26. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

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

  27. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    We dont want to bash Ponder, but he just keeps giving us reasons to.

  28. By 61Vikings on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Will the Vikes draft a QB or sign one thru free agency?? Our back-up QB’s are average to below average!!! Ponder is our starter for now, but in this league you need your back-up to be capable of taking over and not miss a beat!!!! We’ve seen it happen this year and past years where the back-up comes in and takes over the starting position by their great play!!! There have been many, but ones that stand out would be Tom Brady taking over for Bledsoe and Colin Kaepernick taking over for Alex Smith!! Not to say that I want to see Ponder get hurt, we just need that back-up who could come in and take over the starting job if needed!!! We saw in the Green Bay playoff game that we don’t have that!!!!!

  29. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    …”What if the Vikings were to trade Harvin to Kansas City, Arizona or the Jets—exiling him to a team with quarterback woes worse than that in Minnesota?”

    Crazy? Maybe … But fitting! STOP BEING A DIVA AND PLAY FOOTBALL!!!

  30. By 61Vikings on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    No franchise tag on this team!! Loadholt is a really good run blocker, but his pass blocking skills are just average!!!

  31. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Musgrave is known for holding QB’s back

  32. By Parkway on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Harvin hasn’t said a word so I’m not sure where this “diva” nonsense is coming from

  33. By 61Vikings on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Percy Harvin is the second best player on this team, pay him!!!

  34. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    I think we need to plan for Ponder to be the starter for this year, but I dont feel webb has a future with us. Bring in a veteran QB that can help talk ponder through things and step in if needed. This *should* help both ponder and MBT grow. Webb either needs a position change or to move on…

  35. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway exactly. All this “he wants Calvin Johnson money” and “he will holdout” talk is all speculation and should not be taken seriously because we never heard that from Harvin himself.

  36. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Percy “DIVA” Harvin
    Percy “DIVA” Harvin
    Percy “DIVA” Harvin
    Percy “DIVA” Harvin
    Percy “DIVA” Harvin
    Percy “DIVA” Harvin
    Percy “DIVA” Harvin
    Percy “DIVA” Harvin
    Percy “DIVA” Harvin
    Percy “DIVA” Harvin

    PLAY FOOTBALL, AND QUIT CRYING ABOUT MONEY!

  37. By Parkway on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Christian “can’t throw an accurate ball” Ponder
    Christian “can’t throw an accurate ball” Ponder
    Christian “can’t throw an accurate ball” Ponder
    Christian “can’t throw an accurate ball” Ponder
    Christian “can’t throw an accurate ball” Ponder
    Christian “can’t throw an accurate ball” Ponder
    Christian “can’t throw an accurate ball” Ponder
    Christian “can’t throw an accurate ball” Ponder
    Christian “can’t throw an accurate ball” Ponder
    Christian “can’t throw an accurate ball” Ponder

  38. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    ^^^^so much positivity!^^^

  39. By BlueBird7 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    isn’t this fun?

  40. By BlueBird7 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Who’s turn is it next?

  41. By BlueBird7 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Flap Jack and Titus are around here someplace…………………

  42. By Flap jack on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Yes, just got up few mintues ago.. Do have a suggestion however’
    I would like to see Ponder try out some throwing. see if he can hit something besides the sheets.

  43. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder MVP !!!

    Harvin PMS !!!…

  44. By northwoodsv2 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Show me statements from Harvin saying he wants a big contract.

    Go ahead, I’ll wait.

  45. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    He should get a big contract compared to what he is making, just not megatron big!

  46. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Show me the statements from Harvin that all he is worried about is the offense…
    Not the money ???…

    Go ahead, I’ll wait…

  47. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    By Flap jack on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply
    Yes, just got up few mintues ago.. Do have a suggestion however’
    I would like to see Ponder try out some throwing. see if he can hit something besides the sheets.
    *******
    Why don’t we try Webb out? See if he can hit something besides the turf?

  48. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    You probably wont find many statements at all from Harvin. He isnt seeking attention which is why both he and management are playing this close to the vest. No one really knows what all is in play but them. All these reports (money or offense isssues) are speculation.

  49. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    It probably a combination of wanting more money and the way he is used in the offense, but who knows. Resign him to a deal that is fair to him and the team, put all the drama behind and focus on surrounding the guys we do have with youthful talent.

  50. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    What I have personally seen from Harvin..

    Is a WR that blew up at his head coach on the sidelines…Had an injury a few plays later ???
    And didn’t step out onto the field again to play for his team for 2 1/2 months…When the injury was supposed to be healed in 2 weeks according to his head coach ???…

    That I do know for a fact…

  51. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Yea you may know that much but what we dont know is :

    Was the injury more sever than originally thought?
    Did he embelish it because he didnt want to play for the team?
    Was it the coach being bitter and put him on IR?
    Was the blow up something he went in and appologized for and talked it through with the coach?
    We do not know 90% of what goes on with personell so it is all speculation. There are a ton of other questions we could add to this too.

  52. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Really no off season? Wobbles, wow– I was fooled. I didn’t turn on my TV yesterday. Was there a game?

  53. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    @ WRHopkins…

    Also, the 2011/2012 off-season drama!!! Has everyone forgotten about this? The fact that he was leading the team in receptions and receiving yards this season before he went down, and blew up on Les, leads me to believe that Percy can’t get over the lack of commas in his annual salary number!

    Anybody that thinks it’s about the offense, when Percy was getting more touches than anyone else (except maybe Adrian) is fabricating a story line!

  54. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Hop Percy cam back into the game after the injury, putting himself in risk of further injuring himself. A player who cared about money would not have done that.

  55. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    I’m going by what I see not by all the speculation, because thats what it is, speculation.

  56. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Whatever happens, happens. I am just ready to have all the negative press behind us so the staff can concentrate on building a solid Vikings football team! That’s what’s important!!!

  57. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    I think Harvin walked out on the Vikings in a playoff run…Plain and simple…

    If some fans want to read the situation some way that makes Harvin a hero instead of Benedict Arnold ???…That is their own opinion…

    It’s just not mine…

  58. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Haha Titus I didnt even read the article until you said that.

  59. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Still pertinent today, and in this very situation!!!

    I WANT WINNERS!!! I WANT PEOPLE THAT WANT TO WIN!!!

  60. By northwoodsv2 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    So what if you’re “getting more touches.” If that doesn’t translate into winning games and going to the SB, how many touches you got is a cheap consolation.

    How many touches did Joe Webb get? Did he get paid?

  61. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Well Hopkins you are also entitled to your opinion as I am. As football fans the only thing we know about these players really is their ability to play the game of football and what I know about Percy, as it pertains to that, since he came into the league is he plays his absolute best every snap. There is no question about his effort like there was about Moss.

    I dont see a guy who cares about money because he is out there playing like he doesnt care about getting injured. Your body is your ticket to getting paid in the NFL and he doesnt play like that. That is what I see.

  62. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Haze…

    I was a fan who kept overlooking things about Harvin…
    I called him “the one” in the early half of the season…
    But there is a time when a player is way more of a negative distraction than his talent level…Harvin has reached that stage…imo…

    Like I said…That is just a personal opinion…

  63. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Would Percy be an asset to the Vikings team? Purely with regard to on-the-field actions, Percy would absolutely be an asset to any of the 32 teams in the NFL!

    Can the Vikings win football games without Percy? That’s already been proven, so I don’t think an answer to that question is necessary.

    My opinion is, if Percy can exist peacefully as a member of the Minnesota Vikings and be a team player on and off the field, then he should remain in a purple #12. But if he’s unhappy, regardless of what aspect it is, we need to shop him. Having a player on this team that undermines what the coaching staff is trying to instill, or somebody that draws negative attention to himself, isn’t worth keeping around.

  64. By northwoodsv2 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    I’m in GDP’s camp on Harvin.

    A “cancer” would be badmouthing the Vikings every chance he gets. We haven’t seen that, have we?

    Of course he cares about money, EVERYONE cares about money, but it’s not an issue because he knows that the money is coming.

  65. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    How did he walk out on the team? I dont remember reading that he chose to be placed on IR….

    as far as the fact the he rehabbed somewhere else… who knows if that was his choice or the coaching staff. NONE of us know that. So claiming he walked out on the team is just slander until you have some proof.

  66. By Flap jack on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Haze……….If you wipe the haze out of your eyes and watch some other games Webb has played (like I do) you will notice Webb CaN throw the long one and they do catch them. Webb can do the job when given a fair chance. One lously game and you give up on him. Why didn’t you give up on pretty-boy with his 8 ?

  67. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Fact is Harvin is having as little to do with the Vikings as possible…

    Past and present…Why ???…

  68. By Flap jack on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Haze.. duly noted also is your ragging on Harvin. He is still one of the best in the game.

  69. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    We dont know why. We dont know if its his choice. Maybe our Head Coach asked him to because he is still upset about the blow ups. Maybe Harvin is trying to not add fuel to the rumors by making statements. Maybe he doe want out so is keeping distance. Maybe he just wants to mess with your head. Fact is we do not know enough to say anything for sure, doing otherwise and you are just allowing personal bias to skew things.

  70. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    By Flap jack on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply
    Haze……….If you wipe the haze out of your eyes and watch some other games Webb has played (like I do) you will notice Webb CaN throw the long one and they do catch them. Webb can do the job when given a fair chance. One lously game and you give up on him. Why didn’t you give up on pretty-boy with his 8 ?
    ************
    If I’m in a “haze”, it’s because of the Webb smoke screen. The most important game of Webb’s career, and he completely blows it! It’s as much Webb’s responsibility as it is the staff’s to make sure he’s ready to jump in under center and play to the best of his ability. Webb proved to me, that he hadn’t prepared for that situation ALL SEASON! Case closed!

    And a note to you, Flap jack … My opinions are my opinions, and there’s little you can do to change them. So don’t waste your time singling me out. ;-)

  71. By northwoodsv2 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    In my opinion, the logical answer is Harvin is not happy with the anemic air attack.

    Touches are great, but getting the most touches isn’t the object of a football game, last I checked. Harvin got the most touches because he was the only one capable of taking a bubble screen 20 yards down the field, and Ponder was incapable of making a throw accurate enough to hit the other receivers.

    We had a fun beginning to the season – we beat up a few soft teams, and surprised the heck out of SF, and ran up an impressive record. Then, we ran into teams that could deal with our 1-2 punch of Harvin bubble screens and AP pounding it out on the ground, and we lost a bunch. Sad thing is, with a more effective air attack, we would have won most of those games, and Harvin knew it (as well as the majority of the free world). Then, he got injured just as AP started firing on all cylinders and Ponder showed improvement.

    I’m betting Harvin is going to wait and see what the Vikings do in FA and the draft before he goes public. If it looks like we’re on the road to improving the air offense, he’ll stay, otherwise hasta la vista, baby.

  72. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    @northwoods, that is a pretty logical theory on what harvin will do. I just hope we can do enough to keep him interested and that the megatron money rumors arent true. I would love to keep him but DEF not for that kind of money.

  73. By Flap jack on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Haze..( I left the Purple off, as that is the Vikings color, not yours) Your hatred of Webb is of course, your opinions.

    I believe you could use some help. I suggest Titus help you find a Doctor of Pathology to assist you with your condition.

  74. By deertracks/flapjack/bluebird7 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    sorry I attacked you haze, i’m just a lonely pathetic moron

  75. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    By deertracks/flapjack/bluebird7 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply
    sorry I attacked you haze, i’m just a lonely pathetic moron

    *****************

    And with three personalities, you say I need help? That’s hilarious!!!

    You’re a real “TOOL”!

  76. By RichardA1 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    76th, yeah! Will Harvin stay or go, that is thee question! hard to concentrate on the team with this up in the air! Berzerk

  77. By purple proctologist on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Thank God you few idiots, excluding smith and deer guy, dont reperesent vikings fans. You are some of the dumbest, nastiest, arrogant, cilqueish, dushes I have ever read. Biggest A to the s to the s to the holes, except for philly fans

  78. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1533545-nfl-draft-stock-report-heading-into-the-scouting-combine

  79. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Whats dushes mean?

  80. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000140124/article/christian-ponder-we-want-percy-harvin-back

  81. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    GDP…

    We “had”…hahaha…

    Poor Ponder…Trying to sat the right thing !!!…
    And keeps coming out wrong ???…

    Can’t help but laugh…

  82. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    *say

  83. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply
    Whats dushes mean?

    **********

    In German, it means showers? :-D

  84. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply
    GDP…
    We “had”…hahaha…
    Poor Ponder…Trying to say the right thing !!!…
    And keeps coming out wrong ???…
    Can’t help but laugh…

    **********

    The real joke though, is the commentators. They’ll reach at anything! And it’s starting to get old!

  85. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    I know…It was last off season…

    Why can’t that be talked about in a “past tense” time frame ???…Without the media picking your wording apart ???…Digging for something…

  86. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1533703-each-teams-top-prospect-to-target-at-the-2013-nfl-combine

  87. By northwoodsv2 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    “That doesn’t mean Harvin — clearly agitated with his contract — will step on the field without a new deal.”

    ______________________________________________

    Opinion again. Show some statements that back that up. Go on, I’ll wait.

  88. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    some of the “experts” are saying Ogletree could fall into the 2nd round. It would be awesome if the vikes take a guy like Hopkins or another WR in the first then trade up like we did to take Smith to grab Ogletree, 2 impact D players in 2 years by making a move up to grab them would go a long way in setting this D up to be strong for years to come.

  89. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think Ogletree will make it past the Ravens. Just my opinion though.

  90. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/18/christian-ponder-says-vikings-players-dont-want-to-lose-percy-harvin/

  91. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1533343-nfl-combine-2013-date-start-time-live-stream-and-tv-info

  92. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Yea idk how far he falls but that sure would be a pretty amazing first two rounds!

    As for the bleacher report article a few posts up Austin is one of the WR’s I Dont want to see us grab. I want harvin back but if not, Wright could fill that role to an extent. I think drafting that style wide out would be a mistake and misuse of our top pick

  93. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/mock

  94. By Jeremy on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder can throw dimes @ Parkway (i do however see that sometimes he does get crazy feet because he is scared to take a sack, which is fine because he should be)

    I believe you were thinking of Joe Webb when throwing out that absurd nickname on Ponder.

    Did you watch the Wild Card game????

    Are you even a Vikings fan??

    Are you 10??

  95. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Retractable roof ???…

    http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_22615091/minnesota-vikings-stadium-has-builder-next-big-decision

  96. By Parkway on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Yes I watched Webb outplay Ponder at Green Bay would you like me to bring up the stats again Jeremy or do you want to spew some more ignorant statements?

  97. By Jeremy on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Harvin walked out on the team?????????????? Pff man shut up clown….

    He was placed on injured reserve by Frazier and Spielman…like he put himself there you idiot

  98. By Parkway on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    You must go to the same high school Titus does that teaches “If someone knows more about football than me than start insulting them”

    Grow up

  99. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Loadholt & Felton ???…

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/191674181.html

  100. By Jeremy on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah…. Please do bring up the stats but i DID watch the game in its entirety and it was absolutely pathetic to see Webb try and complete a pass.. DIRT everytime except when coverage was blown…he was 11 for 30 for 180 yds, 1 td, 1 int, 1 fumble 36.7% completetion, 54.9 rating??????????????????????? huh was that good?? and my 8 year old nephew could have made that pass to Jenkins….

  101. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Absolutely Loadholt and Felton. Loadholt for sure has areas to improve, but to upgrade there would cost us much more. Dollar for ability, he is a great guy to resign.

    Felton, did you ever wonder how AP had such a great year? Felton broke him into the secondary regularly where AP makes Dbacks look like amatures.

  102. By Jeremy on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    what i never went to high school. blasphemy!!!!!

  103. By Parkway on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    And Ponder’s stat line in GB was 12/25 for 119 and a 41.9 rating.

    Oh and Webb had more rushing yards.

    Try again next time.

  104. By Jeremy on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    so why do you try and insult Harvin and Ponder all the time…Hypocrite…. you can take that to the bank DOG

  105. By Jeremy on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    how many turnovers did Ponder have or how many WIDE OPEN guys did Ponder miss for no reason at all. Actually Ponders last game against Green Bay was: 16 for 28 for 234 yards; 57% completion; 3 TDs no TURNOVERS; 94.6 QBR and 120 Passer Rating… NO you try again BOY….

  106. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    ponder also when 16/28 234 yards 3 tds no picks and a 94.6 rating the next time he played the packers. whats is your point? that he made two very poor throws that got picked and he learned from them? Yea that sounds like a HORRIBLE young QB…

  107. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    the 94.6 was QBR not passer rating.. that was 120.2 as stated above

  108. By deertracks/flapjack/bluebird7 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    hey stop picking on webb. parkway and i love him and we hate ponder.

  109. By PurplHaze AKA iaVike on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Jeremy I agree with Parkway. You are the same as those 3 clowns mentioned above

  110. By Jeremy on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    then maybe you guys should become Lions fans together and we will trade you Webb for your water boy.. we would be getting a steal!!!!

  111. By Jeremy on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    then maybe you guys should become Detroit fans together and we will trade you Webb for your water boy.. we would be getting a steal!!!!

  112. By PurplHaze AKA iaVike on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    I am a Reprobate, which Titus could tell you is a Scoundel.
    I may in two or three years turn out to be just a plain, normal as$hole.

  113. By Jeremy on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    PurplePotHead what are you talking about???????????

  114. By Matthias on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Is it just me that the verb “ponder” has been used a lot more after Ponder got drafted?

  115. By Jeremy on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    No you are a straight up loser bro..reprobate?????not so much

  116. By PurplHaze AKA iaVike on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Titus Could you teach me to be normal? Or should I just remain a sub-normal piece of dog $hit

  117. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    STOP USING MY NAME!

  118. By Jeremy on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    seems appropriate to me

  119. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????…………………………………????????

  120. By PurplHaze AKA iaVike on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Jeremy I must confess. I am a worthless piece of garbage that will be arrested
    soon for wife/girl friend beating. I also play with little boys.

  121. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    PI55 OFF YOU B U M!!! ST1NKING 1MPOSTER!!!

  122. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    For the record, I’m NOT iaVike either. No idea who that is.

    But I think Titus is looking for attention again.

  123. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Games at Seattle, Green Bay, and against the Bucs on Thursday night. Webb should have gotten some snaps those games. There is no way he could have played any worse than Ponder those games. He wouldnt have came into the playoff game so rusty.

  124. By Hey There on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    PurplHaze, Have you quit beating your girl friend yet? Answer yes or no.

  125. By Jeremy on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…….holy s.h.i.t. man you BLOGGING QUEENS are CRAZY A$$ BIRDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  126. By Jeremy on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    GrandDaddyPurp…Im trying not to argue with you but please tell me what a backup for a particular team is for?????

  127. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah, Hey There. I beat your Mommas A55 now!

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

    poor choices in drafting a qb cost the team again, bigtime

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

    bring back T-JACK

  130. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Is this the English speaking blog?

    And, is it April 25th yet?

  131. By Vikings1 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    @WRHopkins

    Help me to understand why would you think we should go for a FA- DT, when we could draft one a lot cheaper in the draft?

  132. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    What happened to actually talking and supporting the vikes on this page, its all a bunch of cry babies and worthless arguing. Its one thing to debate merits of certain players and coaches but just slinging slander and insults is a joke.

  133. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    My only thoughts on why a FA DT might not be a bad idea is that we have other positions to fill that could be better filled in the draft? Idk im just tossing ideas out there.

  134. By Vikings1 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    @Smith22DMVP

    I am not against FA, but our track record is not that good when it comes to FA, sure we have gotten some blue chippers but we have also been burned by it but not so much in FA as in the trades we made. In my opinion, there are
    reasons that clubs won’t resign there FA’s listed below:

    1. They are no longer an asset to the team
    2. They have a lot of personnel baggage
    3. Asking more money than they are worth

    I just believe more in using the draft to fill needs than going after FA’s, just my opinion.

  135. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    By Vikings1 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    @WRHopkins

    Help me to understand why would you think we should go for a FA- DT, when we could draft one a lot cheaper in the draft?

    ———————–

    Good question…

    Several reasons why actually….

    1. Supply and demand…The supply in the draft is high…DT is full of value through out the draft…In every round…So teams looking to draft talent can find it there…Without looking at free agency DT’s…(So the demand is low)…

    2. Seeing as teams can go a cheaper route through the draft…Some will go that route…But drafting middle D-lineman comes with risk…Will they develop ???…Or just get lazy and in trouble after getting big money contracts ???…Trust in your scouting staff becomes big here…

    3. Seeing as demand is low…Price for acquiring a veteran and proven DT becomes a little more cost friendly for GM’s…

    Supply & demand…Cause & effect… :-)

    So while the talent level is there in the draft at DT…And is a lot cheaper…
    Is it cheap enough to pass on a worthy veteran with experience…That will come at a cheaper price…Being as there is a flooded market at the DT position in the draft ???…

  136. By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Yea, I was not saying that its a great idea, just voicing why i feel they “might” go that route if they felt its best. I agree that building through the draft is the key to a great franchise then be smart and selective when making FA pick ups or trades. It is important to get a few good players through that route, but you NEED to build through the draft

  137. By Vikings1 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    @WRHopkins

    Sound reasoning, know any good FA’s DT’s, haven’t seen a list yet?

  138. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    I haven’t really looked into that yet ???…
    There are so many players that will sign back with their own teams…A little to early to watch for yet…

  139. By Hey There on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    You are right, PurplHaze. You are not iaVike. How do I know? He has class.
    You don’t! iaVike knows when you quit. You don’t know $hit from peanut butter.
    Your remarks on football prove that

  140. By Hey There on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    to quit

  141. By Parkway on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Minter, Patterson, Rhodes, Hopkins, and Banks are the players that I think would be acceptable for us in the first round right now without significant trading and without a top player dropping to us.

  142. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    I think its March 9th before free agents can talk to other teams…

    That is a long ways off…And something I don’t think they will look into a lot…

    But you can be sure they will be keeping an eye out for deals…

  143. By Parkway on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

  144. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    And you’re a pathetic piece of sh1t, Hey There!

    My advice to you … Stay away from the Boy Scouts!

  145. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    You talk about class, Hey There? As if you would know anything about class? Who’s the sh1tbird that’s hiding behind a name?

    Funniest part is, EVERYBODY knows who you are! Flippin’ COWARD! INTERNET TOUGH GUY! GET YOUR A55 OUT OF THE HOUSE AND DO SOMETHING BESIDES MAKING WORTHLESS THREATS ON A MESSAGE BOARD!

  146. By Vikings1 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    By Smith22DMVP on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Yea, I was not saying that its a great idea, just voicing why i feel they “might” go that route if they felt its best. I agree that building through the draft is the key to a great franchise then be smart and selective when making FA pick ups or trades. It is important to get a few good players through that route, but you NEED to build through the draft
    ——————————————————————————————————–No problem, we are on the same accord, nice chatting with you and have a nice day.

  147. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings1…..

    I looked for a 2013 free agent list…No luck…

    Must be to early yet ???….

  148. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply
    Vikings1…..
    I looked for a 2013 free agent list…No luck…
    Must be to early yet ???….

    **********

    http://www.kffl.com/static/nfl/features/freeagents/fa.php :)

  149. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Haze…

    Sweet !!!…Thanks for the list… ;-)

  150. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply
    Haze…
    Sweet !!!…Thanks for the list…
    *******
    My pleasure, DeAndre! ;-)

  151. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Jeremy- answer that when you tell me what a starter for a particular team is for.

  152. By Vikings1 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings1…..

    I looked for a 2013 free agent list…No luck…

    Must be to early yet ???….
    ______________________________________________________________No problem, thanks for the effort, have a nice day.

  153. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Haze just ignore the idiots, all they want is attention.

  154. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Hopkins 2013 Just wait until I send you a copy of my list of who-res

  155. By Nicholas on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.drafttek.com/2013-NFL-Mock-Draft-Round1b.asp Chance Warmack slipping to us @ pick #23…I’ll take it!

  156. By PurplHaze on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply
    Haze just ignore the idiots, all they want is attention.
    ***********
    I know, GDP … And I’m done feeding into it. Idiots will forever be idiots. ;-)

  157. By Tomcat on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    What ever happened to This neighborhood?

  158. By Tomcat on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Next time I come here I will arm myself, and peek in to see if it is all clear.

  159. By Dr. Remulak on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

  160. By Dr. Remulak on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    I really like this kid. Projected to go in the 3rd or 4th round. He makes me think of DeSean Jackson the more I watch him. I bet he’s on Spielmans radar.

  161. By robert on Feb 19, 2013 | Reply

    do you think pats would trade mallett for ponder get back the qb they should have drafted. keep drafting defense will need it with ponder at qb sign percy.funnny you want percy gone but want that idiot ponder as qb hes a quitter. once a quitter aways a quitter just like the playoff game you have to give it a shot.

  162. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Feb 19, 2013 | Reply

    please drft aqb trade or fa qb so ponder can quit again we have someone to put in.ponder one year and done another 3yrs wasted just like tj who all you guys liked de!javu ponder.

  163. By DRS. on Feb 19, 2013 | Reply

  164. By DRS. on Feb 19, 2013 | Reply

  165. By DRS. on Feb 19, 2013 | Reply

    Good day to one and all, SKOL Vikings

  166. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 19, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1528286-2013-nfl-mock-draft-the-latest-expert-picks-pre-combine-edition

  167. By BlueBird7 on Feb 19, 2013 | Reply

    Yes, GrandDaddy, maybe that clown will stay off my heels.

    New blog up. Will see if this continues……………….

  168. By peever on Feb 19, 2013 | Reply

    just give harvin a raise…..good weed is expensive…ya know

  169. By Umaga on Feb 19, 2013 | Reply

    Ray Mauluga is a FA. He could be an option. We need a tall big body WR, perhaps #85 G. Childs could be that guy.

  170. By drew on Feb 19, 2013 | Reply

    First, pay Harvin. Second sign Spencer from the Cowboy’s and offer the Jets a third round for Revis. Let Winfield go, also pick up another offensive linheman.

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