Vikings Hit The Road To Collect Hardware

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 4, 2013 – 11:47 am

Adrian Peterson had already won and collected NFL MVP honors earlier this year. But Peterson’s sensational 2012 season continues to collect hardware.

This past weekend Peterson was in Atlantic City to collect The Maxwell Club’s Bert Bell Professional Player of the Year Award. It’s the second time he’s received the award (2008). Also this past weekend, Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier and Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave were in Kansas City to accept on Peterson’s behalf the NFL 101 award for NFC Offensive Player of the Year honors.

Peterson rushed his way into the history books in 2012, less than a year removed from a serious knee injury and grueling rehabilitation process. He finished the season with 2,097 yards rushing, the second-highest total in League history and just 9 yards shy of breaking Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson’s NFL record (2,105).

The historic season Peterson authored was instrumental in the Vikings generating the greatest single-season win increase in franchise history, going from 3 wins in 2011 to 10 wins in 2012 in addition to making the playoffs as a Wild Card team.

More on the Maxwell Club
The Maxwell Football Club is an organization involved not only in football at all levels but the community in general, not just once a year, but all year. It’s an organization dedicated to the concept that young people are the potential of this nation.  The Maxwell Football Club wants to help young people realize that potential as leaders now, and as the future leaders of this country.

More on the 101 Awards
Following each National Football League season, a civic organization called “The Committee of 101” hosts the 101 Awards, Kansas City’s Salute to Professional Football. This nationally-renowned event was initiated in 1969 by a group headed by Kansas City businessman Jack O. Wheeler to honor outstanding achievements in professional football. Each year, 101 members of the national media select the Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year in the American Football Conference and National Football Conference.

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73 Responses to “Vikings Hit The Road To Collect Hardware”

  1. By Purple P on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply


  2. By Dr. Remulak on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply


    I’d like to think that if Cooper is there at 23 there’s a real good chance they’d take him. It looks like he’s projected to be an All Pro Guard who going to be a 10+ year starter. If it’s between him and say a WR who they think might only be an average player at best, I think it’s a no brainer.

    I think with your 1st round pick you have to take the guy you think is going to be a Slam Dunk. That’s pretty much what they did last year with Kalil.

  3. By Parody on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    No argument against Cooper, but I think he and Warmack will be gone before our pick. From most mocks that I see, it looks like all the solid first-round talent will be gone by the time we pick. If that’s the case, I hope that Speilman can get a pick-heavy team like San Fran to offer a good trade so we can get another 2nd-day pick to build solid depth.

  4. By Parkway on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    I hope Sam is teaching Christian how to throw.

  5. By Champ Henson on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    If Ponder can’t throw after 4 years of High School play, four years of college play and two years in the nfl I have my doubts whether or not he would be teachable.

  6. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    The pigskin is radically different in the NFL vs college. Takes a while for your hand to adjust.

  7. By Carl K on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    If we resign Loadholt we will have alot of money invested in our offensive line for this year.

    Matt Kalil- 4,942 Million
    John Sullivan- 4,266 Million
    John Carlson- 5 Million
    Charlie Johnson- 3.5 Million
    Phil Loadholt or a new RT????

    A late first round OG plus Johnson as a backup would be a big investment!

    I think the Vikings will draft a WR in the first round and draft an OG in the later rounds.

    I really like Cooper, but I think we would need to cut Johnson or Carlson if we drafted Cooper at 23.

    I think Cooper will be gone by pick 23 anyway.

  8. By Parkway on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    But hey at least we didn’t just pay 120 million for a very average QB

  9. By Dr. Remulak on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    DT Richardson is the guy I really hope falls to us. I just watched some game tape on him when his team played Alabama (the team who’s O-line embarrassed Notre Dame’s front 7 in the Championship).

    Richardson got a sack on their QB and put a couple really big hits on him as well. I looked at Alabama’s QB lying on the ground and thought it would be nice if Aaron Rodgers was the recipient of those hits.

    I bet if you plug a guy like that into our D-line Kevin Williams would have his best year since Pat Williams left and Jared and B-Rob would both have career years.

    Everson Griffen is gonna have a career year no matter what happens, that guy is a Beast!

  10. By Parkway on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply


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  12. By Tomcat on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    Richardson will be long gone before we pick at #23. There are several otherDT`s that may be there like Floyd or Jenkins.

  13. By Dr. Remulak on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah, I saw a couple of mocks a week or so ago that had Richardson falling to us.

    Here’s one that came out today that has him going 4th.

    They have Cooper going 20th and have us taking Patterson, I’m still cool with that.

  14. By Nicholas on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply Foreshadowing?

  15. By Nicholas on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    The departure of M. Jenkins gives us +$3.25 million in cap space : )

  16. By Parkway on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    Well we’ll definitely be coming up with 2 WR from somewhere then

  17. By Beach Viking on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    Now have only 5 receivers. Childs and Percy most likely wont play. that leaves Wrignt the only one under contract. Simpson and Aromashodu are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents on March 12.

  18. By Tomcat on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    Good move on Jenkins. It was inevitable. Things are going to get interesting now.

  19. By Tomcat on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    Aroma is also gone,along with Burton. Hard to tell right now about Simpson.

  20. By Parkway on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    I think Simpson will get another “prove it” contract.

    Harvin won’t hold out

  21. By Beach Viking on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    until or if Percy comes back, there are some serious holes to fill at wr. simpson will most definitely get resigned.

  22. By Beach Viking on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    what type of wr is miami’s hartline

  23. By chris b on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    the jenkins move was good. now the have to cut carlson and restructure allens contract. That would give us plenty of cap room to pay percy and sign a decent free agent.

  24. By Tomcat on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    You guys are probably right about Simpson.

  25. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    There are 2 important dates coming up to help fans know what might happen with Harvin ???…March 9th or the 12th…

    March 9th…
    Free agent receivers and agents will be able to talk to teams about making contract deals…
    Will the Vikings allow a team or teams to talk to Harvin ???…
    Teams looking for WR’s might fill there roster with other free agents….If Harvin is not available to talk too…

    March 12th…
    If a deal is already in place with a team…A trade could get completed after March 12th…Or at least let a team work out contract negotiations with Harvin’s agent…If the Vikings are okay with an offer they like from any team…

    Another 5 days or so…Things could get interesting ???…
    At least more so, than just releasing Jenkins…

  26. By Derrick.G on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    We cant simply cut Calson, that would be a big cap hit.

  27. By Shawn on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    Pay Percy

  28. By Shawn on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    Pay Loadholt

  29. By Shawn on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    Pay Felton

  30. By Shawn on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    With Bowe off the market the price for Wallace just went up … bidding war for the only FA WR Im interested in …

    The other clowns mentioned on here are just that.

    So looks like no WR help next season but in 2-3 years depending on this draft we should have a good WR core.

  31. By Shawn on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    Cutting Carlson would be great … Im sure we could find a make a wish kid for cheap to catch 3 pa’sses

  32. By Shawn on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    WR Depth

    Harvin ???

    Wright :)

    Childs ???

    Burton :(

    Summers ???

  33. By Shawn on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    There is no chance we are trading Harvin … he is the only option other than a big contract for Wallace.

    We should draft 3 WRs.

    2nd 4th

  34. By Shawn on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    then Defense with 2nd and 1st 4th

  35. By Nicholas on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    It would be nice to be able to trade back a spot or two, and STILL get one of the top end receivers..AND get an extra pick or two.

  36. By OLD SCHOOL on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    Bowe gone! Who is next Jennings????????

    Come on Vikes….Sign somebody………….TO BE SPECIFIC….A FEW WIDE-OUTS!

  37. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    Big break through…

  38. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    Hope its a step towards a cure ???…

  39. By Parkway on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    They’ve had a cure for a long time you just have to be in the 1%. Same with cancer

  40. By Matthias on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    Well if you have the money, you certainly will find a cure. Still for a non-milionaire it is unaffordable. It is amazing what science has achieved over the last couple centuries. 100 years ago you died through colds and other minor diseases and today we are able to treat the big ones, too, even HIV is treatable and maybe even cureable.

  41. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway, by your logic, the 1% never dies. Get your head out of the comic strips!

  42. By john61 on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    need to get rid of more dead beets

  43. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    No kidding!

  44. By Shawn on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    ok now that Bowe is gone … Im with hopkins

    WR-DeAndre Hopkins

    ILB-Arthur Brown

    CB-Jamaar Taylor or Tyrann Mathieu

    S-Bacarri Rambo or WR-Aaron Dobson

    Punter Jeff Locke

  45. By dru on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    can someone tell me if Greg Childs is coming back or what

  46. By DRS. on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    Dolphins Will Go After Free Agent Mike Wallace. What Does This Mean for the Vikings?Feb 20th, 2013 at 2:11 pm by Dan ZinskiVikings

  47. By DRS. on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    Minnesota Vikings release Michael Jenkins, freeing cap space as free agency looms By Ben Goessling Posted: 03/04/2013 12:01:00 AM CST
    March 5, 2013 12:12 AM GMTUpdated: 03/04/2013 06:12:03 PM CST

  48. By DRS. on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings Free Agency Keep Or Dump

    Jan 8th, 2013 at 1:41 pm by Dan Zinski

  49. By DRS. on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    Off Season Plan 4.0 By MarkSP18 on Mar 4 2013, 10:43p

  50. By DRS. on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings WR Greg Childs’ (torn patellar tendons) status remains “fluid.”

  51. By DRS. on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    Minn. budget chief faces backlash on Vikings bill

    Minn. budget chief faces sharp questions from lawmakers over lagging Vikings stadium revenue

    By Brian Bakst, Associated Press | Associated Press – 17 mins

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s budget chief said Monday he will likely wait until summer before deciding whether to activate so-called blink-on revenue options for the new Vikings football stadium.

    Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter faced sharp questions from lawmakers, who said they are worried that general tax dollars will be needed to compensate for poor results from expanded gambling. Finance officials said last week that the electronic pull-tabs are producing only a tiny fraction of anticipated revenue to pay off future state debt on the stadium.

    Last year’s stadium law gives Schowalter power to initiate a sport-themed lottery game and impose a luxury suite tax to make up for shortages in e-pull tab revenue. Tax dollars going toward the stadium are already off by millions and the amount being generated per gambling site averages about half what forecasters projected.

    Appearing before the House Ways and Means Committee, Schowalter said officials are concerned by the lagging gambling proceeds and are looking for ways to aid the expansion of the new games. But he urged patience and said he believes “estimates over time still balance out.”

    Bonds for the stadium won’t be sold until August and major construction is even further away. It is due to open in time for the 2016 season.

    If the gambling money and the backup sources fall short of the roughly $30 million a year in debt payments, lawmakers could have to dip into Minnesota’s general treasury to avoid an embarrassing default. That prospect angered some opponents of the stadium bill, including Republican Rep. Mary Liz Holberg of Lakeville.

    She said it’s wrong to put the stadium in competition with bread-and-butter programs. In committee, Holberg argued that more than $13 million shortfall in the stadium reserve account was covered by money that otherwise would have gone to repay state IOUs to schools. Finance officials later disputed Holberg’s contention that schools have already suffered, with agency spokesman John Pollard saying the stadium fund wasn’t restocked.

    Others who voted against the bill basked in the chance to reflect on their prior warnings of shaky stadium financing.

    “I hope all of you who voted for the Vikings bill are feeling appropriately chagrined,” said Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis.

  52. By DRS. on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    Here they go, thinking about useing general tax dollars for the Vikings stadium.

  53. By DRS. on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings’ new stadium will accommodate baseball

  54. By DRS. on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    Why should the Vikings’ new stadium accommodate baseball? do not they have their own new stadium? Why should the Vikings put up with Baseball? I think this ie all f*ked up if you ask me.

  55. By DRS. on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry that should have been is not ie in the last posting.

  56. By DRS. on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

  57. By DRS. on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings Investment in Community Asset

  58. By DRS. on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    Have a great day. SKOL Vikings

  59. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    The draft…Top 100 projected….

  60. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe people would gamble on the E tab games…
    If you could fine one ???…

    I have yet to see one of those machines in my area…

  61. By Mike B. on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    I am wondering what adding baseball to the new stadium will do to the Soccer possibilities that were being discussed and how that will relate to a possible retractable roof. I am think that the later will be cut as they are having finance issues since the pull tabs aren’t providing enough income currently.

  62. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    Bowe gets paid…

    Are guidelines set now for a Wallace or Harvin contract ???…

  63. By Dr. Remulak on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply


    Interesting draft board. It’s very similar to Drafteks which was updated 3 days ago.

    If the draft shook out close to these boards we could go:

    1. CB Trufant or Rhodes if he falls
    2. WR Patton or Hopkins if he falls
    3. DT Brandon Williams

  64. By vikings rule on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    isn’t Ponder up for honors? being the 48 th best qb must be worth something

  65. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    There are so many guys I see that can help out the Vikings a lot…

    What the Vikings do with Harvin ???…
    That is the key one way another to this springs draft…

  66. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    Childs health is another big question mark ???…That is something only Spielman and the Vikings doctors know about…

    And you can bet…A word will not be said about Childs health condition with any substance…Until after the draft…

    Just to keep other teams guessing…Which is a very smart move on Spielman’s part…

  67. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

  68. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    If the Vikings are smart…They should get rid of all their receivers except for Wright and Childs…Here is why ???…

    Harvin is a pain…The Vikings will be bringing in at least 2 WR’s via the draft…And already have 2 WR’s on the team that were rookies last season..
    You do not pay a player with Harvin’s attitude big money…It would set a very bad example for the young WR’s coming in…
    If your number one WR is causing your coaching staff grief…The attitudes from young player would soon follow their leader…

    I bet Ponder would also have a personal mini camp again this off season after the draft with Rudolf again…And ask the young receivers to come to that…(something Harvin never found any free time to come and do after being asked by Ponder)…You can bet a friendly competition would start early at that time…

    I don’t see the Vikings paying Harvin 55+ million dollars…Could Harvin be a decent fit for another team ???…That could be…
    But Harvin does not respect the Vikings organization…Paying him big money will not change that fact…It will just set a very bad example for all the other young WR’s coming in…And the ones that are here already…Add Rudolf to that list…

    That is the reason I believe they trade Harvin…

  69. By Dr. Remulak on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    Percy Harvin scenarios:

    1. Vikings give him a new contract before the 2013 regular season starts and he stays a Viking.

    2. Vikings make him finish the final year of his current contract and he shows up to training camp and doesn’t hold out of games in the regular season. He signs a new contact with the Vikes in 2014 and stays a Viking.

    3. Vikings make him finish the final year of his current contract and he shows up to training camp and doesn’t hold out of games in the regular season. Becomes a Free Agent in 2014 and signs with another team. Vikings receive a compensatory pick in the 2014 draft.

    4. Vikings make him finish the final year of his current contract and he holds out of camp and up to 10 regular season games. He’ll be a Free Agent in 2014 and will be as good as gone. Vikings receive a compensatory pick in the 2014 draft.

    5. Vikings trade him for picks and/or player(s) before the start of the 2013 season.

  70. By Parkway on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    Enough of us picking DT in the first round. Should only do that if they cut Kevin

  71. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    new blog up…

  72. By +ULFBERH+T on Mar 16, 2013 | Reply

    If Jennings and Childs can be durable, and Wright and Simpson =’s continur to progress, we are on the right track.

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