Blogs

Hutch Hangs ‘Em Up

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 13, 2013 – 6:26 am

hutch-blog

As NFL players continue to use free agency as a vehicle to extend their careers with new teams this week, we take a respite from the frenzy to acknowledge a decorated player who has chosen to end his career this week.

Former Vikings offensive guard Steve Hutchinson has decided to retire after 12 illustrious seasons in the NFL, and he used Twitter to make his decision public.

“Retiring today after a great run in the NFL. Want to thank the @Seahawks, @Vikings, @TennesseeTitans and their fans for the opportunity,” Hutchinson tweeted. He later added: “I appreciate all the love. It’s all of you fans that make this the greatest sport in the world.”

After an All-America career at the University of Michigan, Hutchinson was drafted with a 1st-round (#17 overall) pick by Seattle in 2001. He played there through the 2005 season and then signed a free agent contract with the Vikings before the 2006 season. He played with the Vikings from 2006-11 and then played one season in Tennessee.

While with the Vikings, Hutchinson blocked for a 1,000-yard rusher each season and helping guide the club to a pair of division titles and an appearance in the NFC Championship Game after the 2009 season. While with the Vikings, Hutchinson was a 4-time All-Pro and a 4-time Pro Bowler. He was also named to the 50 Greatest Vikings team and was #3 on our list of the Top 10 Free Agent Signings in Vikings History.

In total, Hutchinson was a 7-time All-Pro and 7-time Pro Bowler and was named to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team. He will be a candidate to one day join the NFL’s immortals in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Aside from being a dominant blocker on the field, Hutchinson made a profound impact in the community, too. He is a regular visitor at children’s hospitals, and he worked diligently with his wife, Landyn, to make the holidays a special team for patients and their families at Minneapolis children’s hospitals.

Congratulations to Steve on a successful NFL career, and we wish you nothing but the best in your years of retirement.


Tags:
Posted in All, Mike Wobschall | 1,135 Comments »


1,135 Responses to “Hutch Hangs ‘Em Up”

  1. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    If I am Spielman ???…

    I would not touch a free agent WR !!…Because no matter who he gets in free agency ???…
    That player will not even be a good to start ~ to replace Harvin…nuff said…

    Don’t get me wrong…Harvin going was the best thing for our team…Harvin did not want to be here…

    The point is…We know the player Jennings is…A decent older Packer WR…

    In the minds of Viking fans…
    The only chance a WR that can replace Harvin…
    Is a WR with a reputation in the draft…That can make the plays to win football games…Young,fast,great hands,tall, etc….

    Get 2 WR’s in the first round…
    And double your chances of success to “help” replace a player favorite in Minnesota…
    That was a huge position of need for the Vikings before that player was traded !!!…

    The only way you can replace a player of Harvin’s caliber…Is to do that with young players with a clean slate and plenty of upside and reputation in the draft…

    Not with a rival WR with age and injury concerns…

    Draft a K Allen and D Hopkins in the draft ???….
    Rumors of their talents in the Vikings future..
    Will outweigh negative thoughts of the past…
    I guarantee it…

    The draft Spielman !…The draft !!!!….

  2. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By signing our own FA’s Speilman put the “back-ups” in place. With the exception of Loadhodlt the new draft picks and any other FA picks will be the real expected starters.

  3. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Tavon Austin

  4. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Another reason if I am Spielman- with just having young WR’s on the team…

    Frazier has a problem working with rookie and young talent…
    If he has a “veteran” receiver in the line up to lean on ???…

    Look what happened with Berrian awhile back ???…Frazier would not get rid of that dude !!!…He was horrible !!…But he just kept having “fireside chats” with that loser…And would not put in a young player to replace him ???…

    Last year…Aroma and Burton are just bad !!!…Jenkins was slow…
    But when Harvin left (???)…Frazier FINALLY puts in rookie WR Wright…And Wright plays well for us….So why did that take so long for Frazier and Musgrave to make that decision ???…And need because of injury being the main reason…
    Was it to protect his veteran staff at WR ???…

    If all Frazier has to work with is young and rookie WR’s…
    Maybe some of the young talented WR’s will see the field and develop !!!…

    I like Frazier…But some things he does raises some questions for this fan ??…
    Frazier has a hard time moving on old to new…
    When that is the best course of action…imo..

  5. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hop- if you watch Frazier’s combine interview with Paul Allen he says Wright wasnt fully healthy until week 10. Where are you getting all this information from?

  6. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Tavon Austin

    _______________________

    I hope the Vikings do use their #23 and #25 picks on WR’s…

    T Austin,D Hopkins, or K Allen…
    If Spielman drafted 2 players from that group ???

    I would be a very happy Vikings fan !!!… ;-)

  7. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hop- if you watch Frazier’s combine interview with Paul Allen he says Wright wasnt fully healthy until week 10. Where are you getting all this information from?

    _______________________

    Frazier must have had a long time to make up an excuse ???…
    I never heard anything about Wright being injured during the season…

    I even remember Harvin remarking how well Wright looked in practice…And how much he was learning…And was hoping he would see some playing time soon…

  8. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    The whole WR position in general was a Mystery last season ???…

    Looking forward to the future !!!…
    At least keeping my fingers crossed…lol…

  9. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    No injuries until after he started playing…

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/player/jarius-wright/injuries/1345895?q=jarius-wright

  10. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I looked some more GDP ??…
    Sorry…Just didn’t find anything…

    Maybe there was something else ???…

  11. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ive said before Frazier is not as good a coach as everyone thinks he is.

  12. By DWang on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wright was out the month of September from an ankle injury, just type the words Jarius Wright and Injury. Easy enough to find.

    Plus it made no sense to play him with Percy Harvin, they’re both slot receivers. Why would you possibly take away touches from Percy Harvin?

    Also putting Berrian on Frazier shows absolute ignorance in how the team is managed. Frazier never had full control over the team, initially he was basically in a council with Spielman, before Spielman took over as GM where he has no official control now.

  13. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Those injuries were in september. He didnt get his first playing time until November. So there were injuries before he played. Frazier wasn’t making an excuse.

  14. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Frazier also said in that interview that we are not a team that wants to be throwing the ball 30+ times a game. We are a team built around the run. I can guarantee you we will not draft 2 receivers in the first round.

  15. By DWang on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Again, it made no sense to play Wright when Harvin was still playing. Wright was still an unproven fourth round pick who played essentially the same position as the only guy who might’ve beaten AP as the league MVP.

  16. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    It made no sense to rush a rookie WR into the game while he was not fully healthy and risk his career, especially when we have Percy Harvin playing in Wright’s position in the slot.

  17. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    we already had 1 rookie receiver whose season ended prematurely because of injury why would Frazier want to make it 2?

  18. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Oh…Soooo…

    4 WR sets are part of an NFL offense…

    Memo to self…

    Contact ~ A Rodgers with this information…

    C’mon man !!!

  19. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    *not part

  20. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ohh..
    And Harvin could not have played outside WR ??…
    With Wright in the slot ???…

    Ohh…
    And Wright could not have played slot…
    With Harvin playing RB ???…

    C’mon man !!!!…

  21. By Mike B. on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wobbs cracks me up with the “Big Splash” on resigning Loadholt. It was a need but I would not have called it a Big Splash. Looking at the experience level of our WR core we have to get a FA WR.

  22. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ohh…
    And Frazier couldnt put both Harvin and AD in on 3rd downs?

  23. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Mike B- Simpson was the free agent WR we signed.

  24. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ohh…
    And Frazier couldnt put both Harvin and AD in on 3rd downs?

    ______________________

    That situation boggles GDP,Hop, and Fred !!!…hahaha…

  25. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Exactly why there are some of us who took the side of Percy and not Frazier.

  26. By Mike B. on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I would say that Simpson is a stop gap and he hasn’t proven to be a #1WR as of yet. We need a Vet #1 Wideout. IMO

  27. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    And decisions after the 2 minute warning ???…

    Do Viking coaches go totally brain dead with clock management under pressure ???…

    Thank goodness ~ they got that referee last season to help with decisions on red flags on replays !!

    I don’t think Frazier had one bad call there last season ???…Whoever did that needs an extension contract !!!…. ;-)

  28. By Mike B. on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I think Percy is one of those players that could never be happy where every he is. I am thinking a Terrell Owens type. I think our team is better off without him.

  29. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Exactly why there are some of us who took the side of Percy and not Frazier.

    _____________________

    That is a very solid point of reasoning for debate !!… :-)

  30. By Mike B. on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    where ever his I meant I think if Seattle has a bad year he will want out of there too.

  31. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ha I’m still trying as much as I can to avoid talking about Percy tho.

  32. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I really believe Spielman is doing a great job so far. After the first couple of days of free agency when the dust clears is when teams get the best bargains.

    First couple days of free agency if full of teams overpaying for players. We did a great job of not making that mistake and instead keeping our own.

  33. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/mock-drafts

  34. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Did you notice that Harvin’s contract numbers never came out- until Wallace’s numbers did ???…

    First report was Wallace got 30 million guaranteed…5yrs/65 million…

    Soon after Harvin’s came out 12.4 million guaranteed (If I remember correctly)
    6 yrs/67 million…

    Why did I know that was going to happen !!!…hahaha…
    Harvin waited and made sure his contract was worth more than Wallace’s…
    Even though the guaranteed money and length were off…
    It just so his looked better !!!…On paper…

    This kid is all about him…He could care less about the length of the contract…He will be wanting a new contract in 3 years anyway !!!…
    Just like a Revis…

    Wallace’s contract numbers dropped to 60 million total with incentives later that day…After Harvin’s came out…

    Did the Dolphins know about Harvin’s big ego also…And drive up Harvin’s contract numbers ???…

    Courious minds may never know ???…But after dealing with B Marshall for years…I would not doubt it… ;-)

    But remember…With Harvin…

    It was NEVER about the money ???…. :-)

  35. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman is a great GM…

    I am a little disappointed about Winfield… :-(

    But times change…And so do rosters…

    But Winfield is a CLASS ACT !!!!…

    Take care my friend !!!… :-)

  36. By Troutdaddy on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    First of all- Props to Hutch. The guy is a great player and person. We loved his play as a Viking and I will always be a fan of his.

    Secondly- in this business it is tough to make the call on who you keep and who you release. What I think is smart is how Spielman has his eye on the future and I am not going to freak out about anything yet until the FA and draft period is over. I can see points on both sides.

    Patience my young Padawan…. Patience… That is what I am telling myself and I think that is a good philosophy right now. Being on the outside of all of this stuff is such a pain, but we are only seeing part of the plan. Again, I am exercising extreme faith here… Fingers are crossed…. So are my toes and eyes…

  37. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    the Vikings will not pay over 10 million, so Jennings stays in green bay, Wes will not want to come here from new england because Ponder is the qb, so the vikings look to the draft, not looking good

  38. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

  39. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Rick’s brother.

  40. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    The way I see things going down in the draft…

    Mn fans will be doing a lot of cheering this fall…
    And have a LOT to look forward too !!!…

    This team is getting better !!!…Whether it looks like it right now or not…

    Vikings need to stay away from signing free agents !!!…
    No more veteran stop gap players !!!…

    Spielman is a great talent evaluator…We have great scouts…

    When the draft is done…Fans are going to be excited…
    And the rest of the division will tremble at the mention of the word…VIKINGS !!!

  41. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ohhh…By the way GDP…

    I was not ignoring your posts early yesterday…My cable fell down in that recent storm…And the cable was shut off for awhile…

    But kind of funny thing happened..

    The cable guy and I were talking…He was a Packer fan…
    He had nothing but GLOWING remarks about AP !!!…(a packer fan with brains-who would of figured)… ;-)

    But he is really concerned for his Packers…Because they can’t stop AP..And he was wondering also what kind of QB we will have when Ponder gets some decent receivers ???…Now with Harvin gone…

    So Packer fans know the Vikings are a threat this season !!…
    Don’t worry… :-)

  42. By sadvikefan on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    What the Vikes need to do is sign Denario Alexander to an offer sheet. He is a rfa with SD that got a low round tender, but since he was undrafted out of college there is no compensation if he signs. He is 25, 6-5, and has an extremely high ceiling. Stick to the draft, pick up Tavon Austin, DeAndre Hopkins, or Keenan Allen, or a combo of 2 of them and the wr corp has a future. Stay away from Jennings unless for 8m or less a year.

  43. By Parkway on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hardly any of Harvin’s contract is guaranteed meaning he will have to perform to get any money. Just like I said the Vikings should do. Glad to see the Seahawks org is very smart at least.

  44. By Mike B. on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I disagree WRHopkins. I think we need to sign a FA WR and QB. It may not be a blue chip guy like Welker or Jennings. I am hoping they do get a blue chip guy. This bs about someone not coming to the Vikings because of Ponder is wrong. They may not want to come here as we are rebuilding. Yes we are still rebuilding. I don’t see the 2013 Vikings going to the Super Bowl, but we will get closer.

  45. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    As long as we have AD we are a threat to any team.

  46. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By Parkway on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hardly any of Harvin’s contract is guaranteed meaning he will have to perform to get any money. Just like I said the Vikings should do. Glad to see the Seahawks org is very smart at least.

    __________________________

    When I saw the contract numbers for Harvin…

    I said to myself…”Good call- Parkway”… :-)

  47. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    It was funny…The cable guy only referred to AP’s name once during the conversation…

    The rest of the time…He just called him “the beast”…hahaha…

  48. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By sadvikefan on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    What the Vikes need to do is sign Denario Alexander to an offer sheet. He is a rfa with SD that got a low round tender, but since he was undrafted out of college there is no compensation if he signs. He is 25, 6-5, and has an extremely high ceiling. Stick to the draft, pick up Tavon Austin, DeAndre Hopkins, or Keenan Allen, or a combo of 2 of them and the wr corp has a future. Stay away from Jennings unless for 8m or less a year.

    _____________

    I follow your train of thought…

    But Ponder likes Simpson…And Simpson knows the playbook now…And think at least will be healthy to start this season…Maybe Childs also ???…

    I just don’t see the need for anymore veterans than that…
    Or young receivers don’t end up seeing the field on a Frazier roster…
    He has proved that point already…
    A veteran may pick up a playbook and learn it a little faster than a rookie…
    But players need to learn…Speed needs no teacher at outside WR…
    Moves are instinct for the most part…

    I just want some youth to watch and learn with the system..It just time…imo..

  49. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Steelers signed QB Bruce Gradkowski to a three-year contract.

  50. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Free agent MLB Jasper Brinkley will visit the Giants Wednesday.

  51. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Two sources tell ESPN Milwaukee that free agent Greg Jennings could “very well” end up re-signing with the Packers.
    We’re starting to get the same feeling. Now that the Vikings have reportedly backed off their pursuit of Jennings and the Dolphins have made their move with Mike Wallace, the seven-year veteran’s market is drying. Couple that with an earlier report that the Packers had offered him $10 million per year and we have a lot of smoke. For what it’s worth, Jennings says he has visits lined up. “I definitely have some destinations in mind and I’m going to keep them close to the vest,” he said Tuesday.

  52. By sealthedeal on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    was hoping for a trade, percy for larry, but that didn’t happen

    the only FA wr worth targeting is danario alexander, great deep threat with height, which is what we need

    don’t sleep on greg childs, if he can come back from his injury he can be good

    draft allen, hopkins, hunter, or patterson with one of the first round picks

    we need to pick up a cb, dt, mlb, or og in fa, that way we can target the rest in the draft, one or two veterans out of those four positions will ease the draft day process

  53. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Free agent WR Brandon Gibson is scheduled to visit the Dolphins following Wednesday’s meeting with the Jets.
    While the Jets likely view Gibson as a go-to guy in their offense opposite Santonio Holmes, the Dolphins would wisely use him as a No. 3/4 receiver behind starters Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline. We’ll see if Gang Green can actually land one of their targets after striking out on Day 1.

  54. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Free agent WR Donnie Avery will visit the Chiefs Wednesday.
    A straight-line speedster that has proven to be drop-prone, Avery would fill the DeSean Jackson role in Andy Reid’s offense. He should come cheaply after posting just 781 yards and three touchdowns despite starting 16 games with Andrew Luck and Bruce Arians last season.

  55. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    There are a LOT of good DB’s in free agency yet…

    Maybe Spielman finds a deal for our secondary ???

  56. By Parkway on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Good please don’t sign Brinkley

  57. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel hears that the Vikings’ interest in free agent Greg Jennings “really cooled” on Tuesday because the veteran receiver “asked for too much money.”The Packers are rumored to have offered Jennings $10 million annually, presumably on a four- or five-year deal. The Vikings apparently aren’t willing to match or exceed that number. Our current feeling is Jennings will return to Green Bay, though these things are subject to sudden change. If Minnesota misses out on Jennings, it’s worth wondering if GM Rick Spielman would consider using both of his first-round picks (Nos. 23 and 25) on wide receivers

  58. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By Revenge for Harvin on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hey there, Nit Pickings……………….The list of who the Vikings will play and when will be posted some time in April. SeaHawks are listed TWICE in the regular season. Wake up dude. I will watch Percy do his thing against the dirtbags.
    __________________________________________________________________

    The only teams that the Vikes will play twice in the regular season are the Bears, Packers, and Lions because thats how the divisions work. The only way we’ll play the Seahawks twice is if both teams make the playoffs.

  59. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    What are our guys thoughts on Carlos Dansby? I know its highly unlikely that he’s on the teams radar but he is still a solid LBer and a vet presence for the defense

  60. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Plus it made no sense to play him with Percy Harvin, they’re both slot receivers. Why would you possibly take away touches from Percy Harvin?

    ——————————————–

    Why would you not put another good receiver on the field to take some coverage away from Harvin? Or to throw to when Harvin is double or triple covered?

  61. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I think Jennings just priced himself out of a job in Minnesota…

    Its pretty clear right now in free agency…
    That with Jennings asking for the moon !!!…

    The value in free agency at the WR position has dried up on the top end…

    But the Vikings also need secondary help !!!…

    And the value at that CB/S position is getting down right
    AWESOME at this point in free agency !!!… :-)

  62. By TheRealDon on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    We have not got any better.. To everybody that is mad at us fans that is why..We are going down not up..We need corner help pick somebody up..

  63. By TheRealDon on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    1. Brent Grimes, Atlanta Falcons
    2. Sean Smith, Miami Dolphins
    3. Aqib Talib, New England Patriots
    4. Chris Houston, Detroit Lions (UPDATE: Houston and the Lions are working on a three-year contract, Yahoo! reports.)
    5. Antoine Winfield, Minnesota Vikings
    6. Keenan Lewis, Pittsburgh Steelers
    7. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Philadelphia Eagles
    8. Nnamdi Asomugha, Philadelphia Eagles
    9. Bradley Fletcher, St. Louis Rams (UPDATE: Agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles)
    10. Derek Cox, Jacksonville Jaguars
    11. Cary Williams, Baltimore Ravens
    13. Adam Jones, Cincinnati Bengals
    14. DeAngelo Hall, Washington Redskins
    15. E.J. Biggers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    16. Antoine Cason, San Diego Chargers
    17. Kyle Arrington, New England Patriots
    18. Mike Jenkins, Dallas Cowboys
    19. Tracy Porter, Denver Broncos
    20. Jerraud Powers, Indianapolis Colts
    21. Quentin Jammer, San Diego Chargers
    22. Captain Munnerlyn, Carolina Panthers
    23. Aaron Ross, Jacksonville Jaguars
    24. Jacob Lacey, Detroit Lions
    25. Stanford Routt, Houston Texans
    26. Chris Owens, Atlanta Falcons
    27. Sheldon Brown, Cleveland Browns
    28. Terence Newman, Cincinnati Bengals
    29. Joselio Hanson, Oakland Raiders
    30. William Middleton, Jacksonville Jaguars
    31. Rashean Mathis, Jacksonville Jaguars
    32. Marcus Trufant, Seattle Seahawks
    33. Darius Butler, Indianapolis Colts (UPDATE: Agreed to terms with the Indianapolis Colts)
    34. Drayton Florence, Detroit Lions
    35. Brice McCain, Houston Texans
    36. Ryan Mouton, Tennessee Titans
    37. Shawntae Spencer, Oakland Raiders
    38. Terrence McGee, Buffalo Bills
    39. Kelvin Hayden, Chicago Bears
    40. Brandon McDonald, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    41. Chris Carr, San Diego Chargers
    42. Cedric Griffin, Washington Redskins
    43. Alan Ball, Houston Texans
    44. D.J. Moore, Chicago Bears
    45. Will Allen, New England Patriots

  64. By Parkway on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hope this isn’t a sign the Wilfs are going cheap now that they have 500 million of taxpayer money lined up for the new stadium.

  65. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    If I am Spielman today ???…

    I am “switching gears”…
    And going after value players for my secondary !!!…
    ;-)

  66. By TheRealDon on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Give Nnamdi Asomugha a chance to play man and up in wr’s face and he can play better then any corner on our roster

  67. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    WRHOPKINS,
    I agree with you. We don’t want a high dollar WR out of free agency. BUT, what if there is a WR in free agency that would be a great FIT. Why shouldn’t we pull the trigger. We need a WR. I think we should give up our 25 pick and get Victor CRUZ. He is a dynamic receiver, good person, and hasn’t had injury issues. Plus he is young. Cruz is only 26. His best days are a head of him!! And lets not kid our selves, we need a WR to come in and make an impact from day one. Can we get a WR like that out of the draft?

  68. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By TheRealDon on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    We have not got any better.. To everybody that is mad at us fans that is why..We are going down not up..We need corner help pick somebody up..

    ________________________

    “Patience Daniel-son!…Patience”…

    Let the “master guru” Spielman do his work….. ;-)

  69. By TheRealDon on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    LMAO they called our safety what?

    Borderline starters

    13. Jamarca Sanford, Minnesota Vikings

  70. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    If I am Spielman…

    I worked hard to get that extra first round pick…
    I am not letting go of that solid gold pick !!!…No way…No how…

    That player will cost the organization- a fraction of the cost Cruz would…
    And will still be in my starting lineup somewhere…

  71. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    The word on the street is there is not a big drop in talent between the #1 player and the #30 player on draft boards. We should not give up one of our 1st round picks.

  72. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Ponder AP “ALL DAY”

    There are starting quality receivers in this draft…several…
    Last years draft class of WR’s were few and far between I would have said that about…Being starter quality receivers…

    Last spring I liked S Hill as a starter ???…
    Would he have been a better WR without Sanchez for his QB ???…

    Curious minds will never know ??…hahaha…

  73. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    WRHOPKINS,
    Victor Cruz is a 1st round draft choice. He has speed. He has quickness. He can run great routes. He very seldom drops a ball. Victor Cruz is a no brainer. The Giants are just trying to scare teams away from him, by slapping a first rd tender on him. The Giants are are gambling on a sure bet that will pay off.

  74. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    The word on the street is there is not a big drop in talent between the #1 player and the #30 player on draft boards. We should not give up one of our 1st round picks.

    _____________________

    Not so sure on that GDP ???…

    If I am Spielman…I am listening to teams already about trading back into the top of the second round…For their second and third rounder…

    If the board happens to fall right of course..
    That has to happen for “both” teams involved in those talks…

    A person has to be careful there also…Not to give up ANY draft strategies..

  75. By TheRealDon on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I would love tavon austin & keenan allen with first 2 picks

  76. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Why not use our first round draft choice today on Victor Cruz? He is everything you want out of a player.

  77. By TheRealDon(Tavon Austin&Keenan Allen) on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Yes Yes

  78. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @PonderAP “All Day”

    Hey if we can get Victor Cruz, GREAT!!! Pay the price.

    When he joins the team have him watch some films of Wes Welker handing the ball to the officials after touchdown catches!!!

  79. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Cruz still will demand a HUGE contract and cost a first round pick also…

    I just don’t see that happening…imo…
    But not saying it can’t ??…

  80. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    “THERE ARE A LOT OF SLOT RECEIVERS OUT THERE. SLOT RECEIVERS CAN’T PLAY OUTSIDE.”

    SPORTS CENTER

    B U L L R O A R

  81. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    “Wes Welker can get a job with a poor QB as an outside receiver. He must be a slot receiver with a great QB” Charlie Casserly

    B U L L R O A R

  82. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Do not believe the hype!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. By TheRealDon(Tavon Austin&Keenan Allen) on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    (Tavon Austin&Keenan Allen)believe the hype!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    They analyze and over analyze the WR, and QB positions…but to you hear anything about any other position?

    B U L L R O A R

  85. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @The Real Don,

    KFan says that the Vikings are unlikely to get Austin at #23.

  86. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I understand Cruz will cost money, BUT, he should cost more, because he will Yield a great RETURN. Cruz will be worth every penny and then some. He is a proven WR.

  87. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @The Real Don,

    Are you saying that Austin and Allen cannot play outside???

  88. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    “THERE ARE A LOT OF SLOT RECEIVERS OUT THERE. SLOT RECEIVERS CAN’T PLAY OUTSIDE.”

    SPORTS CENTER

    B U L L R O A R

  89. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @The Real Don,

    That is what I said!

  90. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    From NFL.com =

    “The Bills announced Tuesday that they have cut the starting quarterback. The Bills, who now becomes the best free-agent quarterback available in an awful market.”

    Best QB in “awful” market….that’s aligns with Frazier/Spielmans philosophy of no competition at QB.

  91. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    “THERE ARE A LOT OF SLOT RECEIVERS OUT THERE. SLOT RECEIVERS CAN’T PLAY OUTSIDE.”

    SPORTS CENTER @

    B U L L R O A R

  92. By Parkway on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Erin Hendersons deal worth 4 million

  93. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman has all of free agency to go- before worrying about any deal for Cruz ???
    He can make that deal just before the draft if he wants…

    Spielman will let teams fill out there rosters in free agency…
    Fill out the Vikings roster himself with free agents at discounts as free agency continues…At bargain bin prices as time goes on…

    Then he “might” look at a Cruz trade ???…But that won’t be anytime soon…
    Or at least highly doubt it…The cost would be the same…Cruz is restricted FA…Why would Spielman rush any decision ???…Wouldn’t make any sense…imo…

    No other team has the ammo to make such a big trade…Other than Minnesota with a huge need at WR…

  94. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Champ,

    JOE is the answer!!!

  95. By TheRealDon(Tavon Austin&Keenan Allen) on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    No I am not saying they cant play outside allen yessir can play outside

  96. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @WR Hopkins,

    You may be right that the Vikings can wait on Cruz!

    “Just because I can, doesn’t mean I should!!!”
    – old educator saying

  97. By TheRealDon(Tavon Austin&Keenan Allen) on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    What we really need are better play callers on both sides

  98. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @The Real Don,

    Thank you for clarifying that.

    It seemed as if you were fighting against me. What I am saying is that if a person is a good receiver, he is probably a good receiver where ever you put him.

    Take Kyle Rudolph. No you don’t want to start him at WR. But that does not mean that he could not do it. He has lined up wide many, many times for the Vikings.

  99. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @TheRealDon,

    As a former coach, I always felt that good players improved my IQ.

  100. By TheRealDon(Tavon Austin&Keenan Allen) on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I always wonder why we dont have Rudolph outside more he did it in college..

  101. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Ponder AP…

    As a matter of fact…You stumbled on a PERFECT draft strategy for Spielman to use a week before the draft !!!…

    Spielman could spread rumors of that possible trade scenario with the Giants for Cruz !!…And use that as deception from teams worrying about other WR’s we might be interested in the first round ???…

    Like we might not be that interested in what are slotted around our picks in the draft ???… :-)

  102. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Fred…I like that one… ;-)

    _________________

    By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @WR Hopkins,

    You may be right that the Vikings can wait on Cruz!

    “Just because I can, doesn’t mean I should!!!”
    – old educator saying

  103. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @TheRealDon,

    Rudolph consistently beats many DBs for catches. I agree with you.

  104. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By TheRealDon(Tavon Austin&Keenan Allen) on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I always wonder why we dont have Rudolph outside more he did it in college..

    ____________________

    I just loved when they put Rudolf at outside WR in the pro bowl !!!…

    I was wondering if Musgrave and Spielman were taking notes ?!?!?!… ;-)

  105. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder has to see him open before he throws. Ponder does not have great anticipation.

  106. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @WRHopkins,

    Perhaps jones has predjudice against overzealous end zone dances.

    I like the end zone spike or better yet hand the ball to the officials. Act like you have been there before.

  107. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @GrandDaddyPurp,

    Maybe this will be Ponder’s year if they can get him some WRs, and keep the O Line healthy!!!

    Ponder has reacted quickly. He just needs to be more consistent.

  108. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Eifert is faster than Rudolf…Great hands…Can jump as high as Rudolf…and a good blocker along the O-line !!!…

    Eifert could be work in at WR every now and then also with Rudolf !!!…

    Think OUTSIDE of the box !!!…Musgrave and Frazier…

  109. By TheRealDon(Tavon Austin&Keenan Allen) on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I dont think Musgrave thinks outside his study card he calls plays on..

  110. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Cruz went undrafted. Every chance he gets to do the dance he will because im sure he understands at any moment it can all be taken away from him. When he does do his salsa dance to me he doesnt come off as guy like ochocinco or T.O. who did it just for fame.

  111. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    WRHOPKINS,
    We are not in a position to wait. We are STUMBLING! I don’t want to fall down and be so far behind that we can not catch up. Cruz may not be still available and we could be left scratching our heads like days gone by.

  112. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Fred- like I’ve said before I believe Ponder can be the guy, but its hard to buy into it with the coaching he has.

  113. By Troutdaddy on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Very surprised we have not picked up anyone at all in FA yet. Not surprised at re-signing folks, but for all of the cap that we cleared it seemed that something was brewing. Denario Alexander would be a great pickup. A no-brainer there. I am wondering if there are more situations like that being looked at (or overlooked) right now.

    Everytime my phone buzzes i am expecting an amazing update about someone we picked up. Talk about worthless buzz!!! I knew not to expect a lot becuase of what Spielman has done in the past, but FA is supposed to be exciting, right? Kind of a let-down thus far.I can’t believe the Vikes didn’t make a play at Anquan…

  114. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Reggie Bush is a Lion.

  115. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Troutdaddy,
    Don’t even get me started with Bolden. UNBELIEVABLE!!! I seriously would have given a 4th rounder for Bolden.

  116. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    The bears and lions have gotten better.

  117. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I think Spielman is talking with FA’ but I’m beginning to think that none of the FA want to play here.

  118. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    missing out on Boldin is a head scratcher.

  119. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Lions agreed to terms with RB Reggie Bush, formerly of the Dolphins, on a four-year contract.

  120. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Sources tell the Charlotte Observer that free agent QB Derek Anderson is expected to re-sign with the Panthers

  121. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    The vikes will sign the worst and cheapest experienced QB to back up Ponder.

  122. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Chiefs signed WR Donnie Avery, formerly of the Colts.

  123. By Parkway on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    You know the Wilfs only care if they are good around 2016 when the new stadium comes and they are charging PSLs

    So there will be no rush to win this year. They will stock pile as many draft picks and hope all of the players are good enough in 2016. Sorry AD

  124. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Reggie Bush will be a great fit in Detroit. Not good for us, but great for MO TOWN. He will make things exciting. It at least will be fun to see a team that will be able to utilize Bushes talent.

  125. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I suppose the next viking signing will be Aromashadu.

  126. By TheRealDon(Tavon Austin&Keenan Allen) on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Give them a 7th round pick for Matt Cassel

  127. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ziggy appears to be turning into Red McCombs.

  128. By TheRealDon(Tavon Austin&Keenan Allen) on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Laurent Robinson ?

  129. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Cassel would give Ponder to much competition, Frazier will have none of that competition stuff at the QB position.

  130. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wilf is a business man. He is a smart “investor”. Losing money this year, I don’t believe would be a great plan.

  131. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wasn’t it reported that the Vikings did make an offer for Boldin?

    Unless one of our coaching staff or front office had quickly married into the Harbough family we probably wouldn’t of gotten him anyways.

  132. By TheRealDon(Tavon Austin&Keenan Allen) on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wasn’t it reported that the Vikings did make an offer for Boldin?

    Unless one of our coaching staff or front office had quickly married into the Harbough family we probably wouldn’t of gotten him anyways.

    YES A 7TH ROUND PICK..WHEN EVERYBODY ELSE THREW A 6TH ROUND

  133. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Lions sign Reggie Bush to 4 year contract, Lions now move into 2nd place in nfc north, vikings fall to 3rd place in nfc north

  134. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Its all “smoke & mirrors” right now…

    Vikings will be in no rush to get a veteran QB…Or at least I don’t believe they will…

    They can get an old QB afetr the draft…They will hold onto Webb and MBT until after the draft if they can…Some team might still trade for either one after the draft…

    If ??…The Vikings draft a QB like I think they will…

    So Spielman and Frazier said there will be “no competition at QB this spring”..
    Well that I am sure is true…Ponder will be the starter..No doubt…

    But only a fool would believe they won’t draft competition for Ponder for the future…And that will happen in this springs draft class…Just not sure which round that will happen…

    I still like Tyler Wilson !!!…

  135. By TheRealDon(Tavon Austin&Keenan Allen) on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman and Frazier said there will be “no competition at QB this spring”..

    THESE TWO I DO NOT BELIEVE IN SORRY GUYS..

  136. By Jeremy on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    wooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…it’s official it is all Ponders fault….he better be working his fu***n a$$ off in the weight room and studying film…Harvin kind of insinuated that Ponders work ethic is questionable when he said that Wilson is at the facility at 6am studying and getting better already..

    what is Ponder doing??? probably playing Madden trying to read defenses that way and try to relive that playoff game he LET us all down in….do you think Favre would have thrown in the towel because of a bruise?? c’mon man take that s.h.i.t to the garbage

  137. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I’d rather see the vikings draft a qb rather than pick up a washed-up veteran.

  138. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    My theory is that biggest factor in the Boldin trade is because was between the brothers.

  139. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder is” in love” and likely not thinking about learning to read defenses. He’s probably working out the details of his faux wedding this summer.

  140. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    yep, Wilson is working to get better as we speak, Ponder is still in bed

  141. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I can not believe we released Winfield. I am hoping nobody picks him up and we retain him. But this is a move I simply can not understand and one that really upsets me. Sometimes making a good business decision is making making a bad one. Winfeild is a Viking for life in my heart.

  142. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    “do you think Favre would have thrown in the towel because of a bruise??”

    Thrown in the towel: No

    Thrown a couple of INT/ pick 6s: Yes

  143. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Winfield said he wants to play for a contenter – which indicates he won’t be back.

  144. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Champ,

    JOE is the answer!!!

    ——————————————————————–

    Yeah…and the question is “Who’s the worst QB on the Vikings current roster?”

  145. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    absolutely, the only thing the Vikings will be contending for is the basement in nfc North

  146. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Cardinals agreed to terms with RB Rashard Mendenhall, formerly of the Steelers, on a one-year contract.

  147. By iaVIKE on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Lions sign Reggie Bush to 4 year contract, Lions now move into 2nd place in nfc north, vikings fall to 3rd place in nfc north
    ———————————————————————–

    HAHAHA so our division rival signs a used up RB that Miami dumped and they “move into 2nd place in the NFC north?? You are an IDIOT.

  148. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Farve would have played in a wheel chair….let alone with a bruised arm.

  149. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By TheRealDon(Tavon Austin&Keenan Allen) on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Laurent Robinson ?

    ______________

    Robinson had 4 concussions last fall…

    If he doesn’t retire ???…He should…

  150. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    None of us are experts….lets not call people names.

  151. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Jeremy,
    That’s why Harvin was sent packing. You want players that buy into the TEAM concept. This is something that will be Harvins downfall. Havin wants things his way. Harvin is a idiot. That’s why Ponder got better when Harvin was out of the PICTURE.
    Ponder was able to use his skills instead of cater to Harvins demands.

  152. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    iavike,who do the Vikings pick up so far? laugh is on you

  153. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    How many of these FA’s are over hyped, coming off injuries, over paid, or over the hill?

  154. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Champ,
    Thats what I would say if I was 36. I don’t think that is the case though.

  155. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Why didn’t Webb or MBT put themselves into games when Ponder was struggling?

    Man, those guys have no heart and willingness to show that they have what it to be starters.

    I mean we’re going off of the assumption that the players are the ones that get to choose if they play or not, right?

  156. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Do you know why Erin Rodgers didn’t walk out onto the field and shake Ponders hand after the Game the Vikings kicked them all over the place at the dome ???…

    Its because Rodgers knew they should have lost the first game at Lambeau..
    If Ponder would not have had the worst game of his career…(I have always admitted Ponders poor play in that game)…

    But at the dome…AP and Ponder beat the mighty Rodgers Packer offense…

    With a great RB and a QB with only a rookie WR to catch the ball…But the Vikings still got the job done…

    The Packers know they are in deep sh*t…If the Vikings get receivers to complement AP and Ponder !!!…

    But I guess nobody for Viking fans can figure that out yet ???…

    What are they trying to do with Jennings…Get a player in here they can buy off…If we get close to the playoffs ???…

    It seems like the Packers are dealing more for Jennings ??…Than his agent…

  157. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I’m not saying all FA’s are damaged in some way, I’m just saying most are expensive gambles…. Fred Smoot and Madeau Williams come to mind.

  158. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    forgot to mention Carlson.

  159. By chris b on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    spielman is on NFL network

  160. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    iavike,who do the Vikings pick up so far? laugh is on you
    __________________________________________________________________

    We’re pretty much following the same plan as last year. How many big names did we pick up last year? And if my memory is correct we still did pretty well.

  161. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    we didn’t lose Harvin last year either

  162. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    We didn’t have Harvin for the full season last year either and still played well without him. So whats your point?

  163. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Champ,
    Almost all FA’s are over payed. BUT, which one is a gem and will yeild a return on your investment? If it is a good investment then TAKE IT!!!!!!!!!!! Victor Cruz!!!!!

  164. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I’d agree with Cruz.

  165. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    at least we haven’t resign Brinkley yet, so that’s a good sign.

  166. By Parkway on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    1st: Rhodes (CB)
    1st: Hopkins (WR)
    2nd: Hunter (WR)
    3rd: Rambo (FS)
    4th: Olonso (ILB)
    4th: Spence (DT)
    5th: Vernon (WR)

  167. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman just said he is going through the draft…

    At this point in the game…I think he is telling the truth…

    At least at WR…

  168. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Carlson sends my mind “SOUTH” blowing in the wind, like chasing a dollar that I can’t quite get my fingers on or wrap my mind around.

  169. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway – BINGO!!!

  170. By chris b on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ricky pretty much said no to jennings (which we already kinda knew) and the arent going to do much in FA. The guys on NFL network pretty much thought he was crazy for letting winfield go and not signing greg.

  171. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    WRHOPINGS,
    Stay true to form. Is he still playing chicken? ALWAYS!!!

  172. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ya Calrlson, what a horrible waste so far.

  173. By rmk800 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    the answer at wide out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZIeAeHKRvQ

  174. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Thats good Parkway. You get a B-

  175. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Its nice to know that we will be getting 2 of the top 25 players in the draft.

  176. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    New Pope elected!!!….HOLY smoke……lol

  177. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Champ,
    We have option. I expect a big splash coming soon.

  178. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    hope you’re right.

  179. By Troutdaddy on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    So easy for people to point fingers at Ponder. Sorry- that is a cop-out. I am not going to try to convince you that Ponder is going to be the hero here- he has a long way to go and much to prove, but he also is one of the reasons we went to the playoffs. He got it done. May have been ugly at times, but for what he had at his disposal he made it work.

    Webb is never going to be the answer. Stick a fork in him. If Ponder can’t produce this year, then he will be gone too. It is that simple. This is what re-building means people. Put some windex on it and man up. This is not an easy process, but hopefully worth it in the end.

  180. By rye on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    vikings should take a serious look at heyward bay. He had issues with drops in his first couple season, but the last two has been a pretty solid WR. He is young and could compete for #2 or #3 WR position. He is alos 6’2″. He is alos FAST. Vikes need bigger wide receivers. There could be a lot of value there at a good price. Raiders released him because of salary cap issues.

  181. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t point fingers at Ponder after 28 games, yet point fingers at Webb after 1?

  182. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I would say the Pope is a good sign of things to come, but i think that would be stretching it a bit Champ.

  183. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    heyward bay can’t be any worse that Aromashadu.

  184. By Carl K on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Brinkley unsigned?
    Henderson has played the middle in the nickle… could the Vikings be planning on making Henderson a 3 down MLB?

    Henderson and Audie Cole in the middle would free up the Vikings to draft an OLB:
    Arthur Brown
    Kaseem Greene
    Sio Moore

    This draft class doesn’t look that deep at ILB… OLB has a lot more options and talent.

  185. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder AP – Touche’.
    I think the whole “white smoke. black smoke” thing is kinda funny.

  186. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings have brought in 3 QB’s while Webb has been on the roster..

    McNabb,Ponder, and MBT…

    There is a reason Webb sits on the bench..
    He is not a good QB !!!

  187. By Alex on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway do you really think Hunter will fall to the second round? He has been the one receiver I have wanted us to get in the draft for a while now because of his size and speed.

  188. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Troutdaddy,
    You speak the truth. How long has Ponder been a starter? 1 1/2 years? I can’t complain.

  189. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ya, they just like blowing smoke up our @ss like all the big pigs.

  190. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Perfect REVENGE for Welkers camp !!!…Love it !!!..

    ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Broncos are in “serious talks” with free agent Wes Welker, and are “trying to hammer out an agreement.”

    Per Schefter, a resolution is expected Wednesday. It’s possible it’s a leverage ploy from an increasingly restless Welker camp, but it would be an act of war in the Peyton Manning/Tom Brady rivalry if true. The move would be damaging to both Welker and Eric Decker’s fantasy value, but a huge boon for a team with a Super Bowl or bust mentality. No team would have a better receiver corps than Denver if Welker headed west. Peyton Manning would be even more impossible to defend.

  191. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Buccaneers agreed to terms with FS Dashon Goldson on a five-year contract.

  192. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Peyton Manning is the CHOKE master. Put him in the playoffs and he becomes like, WELL, he becomes like us in the playoffs. Mabey we can both change things and meet each other in the BIG SHOW.

  193. By animal26 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Fire Spielman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fire Spielman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fire Spielman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fire spielman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fire Spielman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  194. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Fire Spielman? Why? Does he not live up to your expectations?

  195. By vikingbob136 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    New Pope is 76 years old.The Vatican signed him to a short term deal based on his
    age.

  196. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Manning is a great QB, But part of what makes him so great is his timing with his WR’s. Practice, practice, practice, practice. Manning falls apart under pressure. He likes things perfect in his little perfect world. Welker would be a great get for him. Welker would make the impossible, possible for Manning. Wes creates madness into perfection.

  197. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    The Poop. 76? And here we thought Winfield was washed up. Someone get our GM on the phone!

  198. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hop … To say Frazier is slow to let young guys play is a bit far fetched. If I remember correctly Matt Kalil and Harrison Smith started day 1. In fact Smith didnt even take first team reps until like preseason week 3. Maybe just maybe Frazier see’s these guys closer than you and maybe just maybe Wright wasnt ready.

  199. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    T’eo … Everyone bashing this guy for his Bama game and then saying get Oggletree should watch Oggletree vs Bama. Maybe just maybe Bama was a more dominant team.

    T’eo gets another shot at his 40 on his pro day … I cant wait. O and James Laurinitis of the Rams ran a 4.8 … Vontaze Burfict ran a 5.0. Both are solid starters.

  200. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I agree with those calling for Heyward-Bey. I want to give him a shot. Our front office is masterful at creating contracts they can back out of without much damage.

  201. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn,
    J. Wright looks to me like he is under weight. He has to hit the weight room. Wright has the skill set, BUT, confidence breeds productivity and I belief his structure to be lacking.

  202. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    T’eo makes me feel ill. I just can’t get myself to go there. Probably because of the love boat issue. He looks like a mess waiting to happen. In his own pants! Let some other team clean up after T’eo.

  203. By Spencer on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Lol, nobody wants to come to Minny

  204. By Spencer on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Jarius Wright= T.Y Hilton

  205. By Parkway on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Broncos just locked up their spot in the superbowl

  206. By Parkway on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Seahawks and 9ers in NFC championship game

  207. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Like they say … Thats why we play the game.

    It means predict all you want but you never know ….

  208. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer,
    Yup, Thanks Harvin. This will make Harvin feel better for a while, But when Russell hands the ball more to Lynch then him he will be shooting blanks at Carroll.

  209. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I want to come to Minny Spencer.

  210. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    the vikings playing san fran or seattle would be like “A” squad playing “B” squad, LOL

  211. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I like the Chiefs as a dark horse in the AFC believe it or not. Andy Reid has a team. If they can stay healthy. Look out.

  212. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    if the vikings finish 2nd in the nfc north, it will be a miracle

  213. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings Rule,
    We are one or two player away from a top 5 defense. And I don’t see out “O” line with AP backing down from no one.

  214. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Vikes Rule,
    Sorry for all the mistakes. We have a young team and they are only going to get better. Why would we take step backwards?

  215. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    because all the other teams with cap money are upgrading, we can’t address all our needs in the draft, too many pieces, Spielman will end up getting fired. did you forget Ponder is the starting qb?

  216. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Vikes Rule-

    If you really do think that the Vikings rule, How come you haven’t said one positive thing about them since you started blogging on here?

  217. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    like spenser said, nobody wants to come to minny, who wants to be part of a rebuilding team with Ponder as qb?

  218. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Oh, so what you are saying is,” I am an instant gradification american, that cooks his dinner in the microwave”. That’s cool. But it’s better to use the oven.

  219. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    like every single viking fan has 5 to 7 years to wait to be contenders, my dad doesn’t have that long

  220. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    A source with “knowledge of the market” tells PFT slot receivers are “getting scr ewed,” and could lead to free agent Danny Amendola re-signing with the Rams.

  221. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings Rule, Didn’t we make it to playoffs last Year? Aren’t we going to try and improve our team this year? Won’t all of our young players be coming into camp with experience?

  222. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    All the WR’s are threatning to go back to there original teams because they are not getting big enough offers ???…

    Fine!…Go back then !!!…

    Who cares ???…

  223. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    did you look at our schedule? we will be lucky to come up 8-8 Ponder can only play semi-normal at home. only 7 home games

  224. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Victor Cruz is the our ace in the hole. We would still have flexability in the draft and FA.

  225. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Now- Welker has an offer on the table with Denver sitting…
    Is he now waiting for the Pats to match it ???…

    If I was Denver…I would withdraw the offer !!!..
    Just like Spielman did with Jennings…

  226. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply
    the vikings playing san fran or seattle would be like “A” squad playing “B” squad, LOL
    _____________________________________________________________

    Hmm Vikings beat the 49ers last season … by almost 2 TDs.

    So another ignorant comment from the alleged Viking “fan”

  227. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    even green bay is upgrading with hardly any cap space, they are signing RB Jackson

  228. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Viking wah wah …. Seriously if you dont want to a part of it get the F-ck out.

  229. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn, Smith was the qb in that game for san fran, did you forget?

  230. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn, go f-ck yourself

  231. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Anyone know how much money Spielman spent on Free Agents yesterday?

    Loadholt-6+ million
    Sanford-2 years/ ? money
    Felton- 2million
    Henderson-?
    Simpson-?
    Sherels- like him or not is a good return man …

    Am I forgetting someone?

  232. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hopkins,
    Their agents are greedy little micro organisms that want to live above the cap. F-ck em. We will get our players. Speilman is on a mission.

  233. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply
    Shawn, Smith was the qb in that game for san fran, did you forget?
    ______________________________________________________________

    you mean the guy you wanted to replace Ponder who beat him?

  234. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Henderson 2yrs/4 million

  235. By iaVIKE on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Henderson – 2 Years 4 Mil
    Sanford 2 Years 5 Mil

  236. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    i never wanted Smith
    Denver signs 2 year deal withDenver
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000150435/article/wes-welker-denver-broncos-agree-to-twoyear-contract

  237. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Broncos agreed to terms with WR Wes Welker, formerly of the Patriots, on a two-year contract.

    The Broncos throw some stunning spice into an otherwise predictable market. The move alters the balance of power at the top of the AFC, and will finally test the theory that Welker is a “replaceable” player who only became the first receiver in league history to tally five 100-catch seasons because of the system he played in. He gives the Broncos an elite, imposing receiver corps, likely the best in the league. Welker will take Brandon Stokley’s place in the slot, representing a seismic upgrade. Manning’s security blanket in 2012, Stokley drew 58 targets. Even with Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker in the fold, Welker should double that, at the very least.

  238. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn- We also resigned Berger and I think tendered Sendijo (sp) and a few more players.

  239. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    WES i meant

  240. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    So Spielman spent about 15 million on the first day of free agency …. interesting. From the crying coming from some bloggers I was thinking we did “nothing”

  241. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    O yea thanks Nit Picking

  242. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Denver might break some records with that high powered offense

  243. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Loadholt 4 yrs/25 million..7 million signing bonus..average 6.25 million

  244. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    those 2 players were not worth signing, they should of been cut

  245. By iaVIKE on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Imagine that… people bltch before they hear the facts?

  246. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Sanford…2 yrs/5 million

  247. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    loadholt was overpaid

  248. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    they will have plenty of money after they redo Kwill’s contract

  249. By iaVIKE on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    What did landing two of the top FAs last year get Tampa?

  250. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    winfield is gone also, another 7 million

  251. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Felton 3 yrs/7.5 million

  252. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hmm so might be closer to 20 million on the first day of free agency

  253. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    plus we have 2 first round picks

  254. By chris b on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    felton got 3yrs/7.5 mill. Is that a record for a FB. They mite be reaching there. He is good but do you guys think hes the best FB in the league

  255. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    VikingsRule,
    Tell AP that. Loadholt paved a way with AP for us to get into the playoffs.

  256. By Alex on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    OK there is no way Jennings signs for 10 million a year when Welker just signed for 6 million a year.

  257. By Erik the Red on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    All you guys with your negative speculations need to calm down and wait and see what happens. I remember last year and even in the middle of the year what people were saying about how the year would unfold (including me), and look what happened. Stop being Negative Nancys and just have a little hope for what can happen this year.

  258. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    chris b … tough call. i mean IMO its a bit much but then again do you really want to break up the core of APs 2000 yards? I mean there might be some who think AP got 2000 all by himself but truth be told it took 11 guys on each carry.

    Spielman is making really tough decisions and I think he has don a good job so far.

  259. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn,
    Mabey half of that money will go toward this years cap I would think.

  260. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Chris B- I think it makes him the 3rd highest paid FB behind Vonta Leach and someone else that I can’t remember his name.

  261. By Erik the Red on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    That being said, I’m not sure if it’s just me, but free agency in all sports always goes slower than I expect it when it comes around each year

  262. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Broncos agreed to terms with WR Wes Welker, formerly of the Patriots, on a two-year, $12 million contract.

  263. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    e

  264. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Cardinals agreed to terms with KR/WR Josh Cribbs, formerly of the Browns.

  265. By chris b on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Loadholt and Felton were the 2 guys I thought needed to be resigned both got good money. But sure speilman did his homework and paid them what other teams where going to

  266. By Erik the Red on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Old news, but those upset with how much money we were giving Carlson, here ya go

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2013/3/12/4093820/vikings-free-agency-john-carlson-restructures-contract

    Sorry if someone already posted this at some point

  267. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Loadholt and Felton were two that needed to be signed. If you think A.P. was upset because we traded Harvin. Imagine what he would be if we lost those two as well.

  268. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I knew this would happen !!!…

    ____________________

    A source close to Tom Brady tells CSN New England he is “beyond enraged” at the Patriots letting Wes Welker for two years and $12 million, and feels it is a “disgrace” and a “disservice.”

  269. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    The Hoody and the Patriot organization went to far this time…imo…

    This will cause a locker room rift…
    Even the great Hoody will not be able to control this season…

  270. By chris b on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Mabye we could get brady. Speilman might offer the pats a 7th rounder for him.

  271. By chris b on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I forgot we dont want any compition at QB.

  272. By Spencer on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn, go f-ck yourself
    ———————————————————————-

    Get the f-ck outta here.

  273. By Spencer on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Not gonna lie, kind of frustrating that we’re not getting anybody. The next player we get will be in the Draft.

  274. By Spencer on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    He|| I wouldn’t mind if we even went after Heyward-Bey

  275. By Dude on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Man everybody is getting signed,Spielman better get somebody in FA dam

  276. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer…

    Hold tight…

    I think a solid secondary player falls to us somewhere yet ???…
    Just a gut feeling though…

  277. By megakrab on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Come to Minny Mr. Brady… LOL

  278. By Spencer on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I would love if we got another member in the secondary, can’t handle another year of AJ Jefferson starting opposite of Cook.

  279. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    The thing with Spielman…If he makes one move…
    He might very well pull the trigger on a couple of moves at once ???…

    This free agent game is all in the timing…

  280. By Parkway on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Rhodes in the first

  281. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I like Trufant…

    He has a playful swagger to him…More of a confidence type of swagger more than anything else…imo…

  282. By Jeremy on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    We don’t like players with swagger…we like the type that tuck their tail and run for the hills…

  283. By Jeremy on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I like Trufant as well, but I also thought the same of his bro coming out of WSU..would rather wiat and take Honey Badger late 2 or early third

  284. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Do you guys recall when we picked up ALLEN. Out of no where we picked up Jared Allen, well into the FA frenzy. Take a chill pill and imagine the possabilities.

  285. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Honestly the only name that has been signed by someone else that leaves me disappointed is Mike Wallace and Percy. However, I understand reasons for both moves.

    As Spielman says “its a process” and it aint over. OK the last part I said but still.

  286. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Still names Id like to see …

    Fitz …. Patrick
    Heyward-Bey
    Dorsey
    Winfield
    Cassell

  287. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer,
    If I an not mistaken we drafted that lighting bolt last year that showed some game.

  288. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Who was crying when Vikings passed on Stanford Routt last season or was it 2 seasons now? Because he is a free agent again … clearly another good move by the Vikings

  289. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I thought the Saints were so tight on cap space money…
    That the GM could not even afford a shave and a hair cut- on whats left in cap space in the organizations money ???..

  290. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    The Saints are “in on” free agent Nnamdi Asomugha.

  291. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman is only looking for “long term” answers for the Vikings for now…

    Fans have to remember that…When putting together a wish list at this stage of free agency…

    “stop gap” players will come a little later on…

  292. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hops- They had Vilma and W. Smith restructure their contract to get more space.

  293. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I can’t see where Spielman will pick up a QB before the draft…

    That would mean keeping 4 QB’s on the roster until after the draft ???…
    He still will hope to get a pick for Webb up till the draft…

    And I think he will draft a QB anyway…
    So what would be the point of signing a QB now ???..

  294. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hops- They had Vilma and W. Smith restructure their contract to get more space.

    ____________________

    Good call…I forgot about that…

  295. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Robinson is our future at corner. What impresses me about Robinson is that he is a “FOOTBALL” player. You don’t see that much with guys that have blazing speed.
    He will deliver a blow when he gets the chance. And there are times when he is lost but his speed and game bring him on point. He had some monster duties as a rookie. I thought he faired well.

  296. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Could Spielman be getting even…For the Bears trying to take away Loadholt ???… :-)

    ________________

    Free agent OG Lance Louis is visiting an unidentified team on Wednesday night.
    The Bears have wanted Louis back, but he’s one of the top young guards on the market with Andy Levitre gone to Nashville and Louis Vasquez in Denver. Best available guards, per Nick Mensio’s rankings: 1) Brandon Moore 2) Louis 3) Willie Colon 4) Kevin Boothe 5) Eben Britton 6) Jake Scott 7) Geoff Schwartz.

  297. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Personally I dont have much faith in Ponder … Im hoping we get a good back up not a rookie back up

  298. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Remember- Louis is a “young” talent at that position…
    And we need a guard…

  299. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I really was hoping to get a WR so I would feel good about judging Ponder. But there are no WRs free agency or draft that will be 1000yard 10 TD guys left so …

  300. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder at his best is somewhere between McNabb and Alex Smith and at his average is TJack

  301. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Speaking of TJack looks like he might be starting for the Bills … I admire TJack when he plays for someone else.

  302. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder does seem to lack the eye of the tiger.

  303. By Troutdaddy on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @ Champ Henson- I was not pointing the finger at Webb. I was merely stating a fact. He did not and will not get the opportunity to be the guy. He is done. Had he received the opportunity then that woul dbe a different story, but he didn’t and we will never know.

    Final thougts for the day KJSegall wrote a cool “Ode to Winfield” on the Daily Norseman today. I agree with his sentiments on the type of player/person Winfield is. BUT, I don’t think any of us should think that his release was a deliberate slap in his face.

    It was a business decision. This is a tough business and he was and is appreciated by the Vikes and has made good money along the way. He could still end up where he wants to be. Decisions like this are not taken lightly and hurt everyone, but are sometimes needed to facilitate change. We may not like it (I didn’t for sure) but understand it as well.

    Makse me appreciate the process that Spielman and his team have to weed through to try and keep above water. Sometimes doing the hard thing overshadows doing the right and moral thing in order to stay current and facilitate change. That is business. That is what sports has become.. Like it or not.

  304. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I still have some hope for him … I dont have any other choice :)

  305. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I HAVE SEEN IT ALL NOW!!!!

    http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/entertainment-eonline/20130313/b397033/

  306. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder is going to have a good year if he stays healthy…
    And if Spielman gets him at least 2 studs in the draft…

    If we get K Allen and D Hopkins in the draft…To go with Wright,Childs, and Rudolf…

    Ponder will have a better year than Russel Wilson…Laugh if you want…
    But it will be true…

    If Spielman believes in his young QB and drafts players that can catch the football…Like Hopkins,Allen,Patton,Austin,Woods, and Wheaton…

    If he drafts the guys with upside and potential projects like Patterson,Hunter, and T Williams…All bets are off…

  307. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Winfield is a class act !!!…

    I will miss him a lot…

  308. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Free agent ILB Jasper Brinkley’s Giants visit has ended and he is now en route to Arizona to visit the Cardinals.

    The Cardinals are pursuing an inside thumper to play adjacent to Daryl Washington. They need a guy capable of tying up lead blocks, and Brinkley can do that at 6-foot-1 and 252 pounds. Arizona also recently hosted Rey Maualuga.

  309. By Alex on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Just wondering what about Hunter do you not like?

  310. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hunter is to frail for my liking…He is a skinny bean pole…
    Coming off an injury…

    I like his height…Hands are questionable…Plenty of speed…
    Just don’t want to take a chance he will not stand in the fire and take hits from CB’s at the NFL level ???…
    To much of a “risk factor” for me personally…

    Hunter is not a terrible fit…But I would definately put the other players I listed above…Ahead of Hunter…

    I give Hunter a late second round position in the draft…
    Many have Hunter late first round…Top of the second…

  311. By Alex on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Fair enough point his injury does pose a concern. I personally like him better than the other Wr’s in the draft if he can stay health, he does no good if he is hurt.
    If he is available in the second round I would be disappointed if we passed on him,but if we pass on him in the first round it won’t be that bad.
    His size and speed would be great for this team though.

  312. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hopkins,
    If I owned a vender business in the Twin Cities I would buy some SALSA. Victor Cruz could bring some noise.

  313. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    If Hunter was there in the second round…He would be hard to pass up…
    For sure…

    Unless we have 2 receivers in the bag already at that point of the draft…

  314. By Northern Norseman on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I still hope the Vikings can get Jordan Campbell.

    “Already hearing from teams, (Jordan) Campbell has cited the: Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, and Minnesota Vikings as all those who have expressed early interest…”

    I’m sure most (if not all) know about him already but it’s still good to just see the Viking name as one of the first teams listed.

  315. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Only thing about Cruz…

    When he hits a sreak of the “droppsies”…

    It can take his head out of the game for an extended peiod of time…
    Another thing…

    When Eli throws the ball…Have you ever noticed..
    Almost all of his receivers are wide open ???…

    Its crazy to watch that…You can look down the field and have 3 receivers withat least 5 yds of separation when Eli throws the football most of the time…

  316. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Who is Jordan Cambell?

  317. By Nicholas on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Is Brinkley worth keeping around? What do you guys think?

  318. By megakrab on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I think Rhodes will go before our pick unless we trade up for him, but i don’t think we will take a corner that high in the draft. LB and DT is more important now that we have steven jackson and bush on top of forte in our division.

  319. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Brinkley hasn’t resigned – good
    Aromashadu hasn’t resigned – good
    Audie Cole possibly in the middle – good
    Webb hasn’t been released (for a chance to catch on with another team – bad
    A Webb trade – good
    No has-been qb signed yet – good
    No over paid FA signings – good

  320. By Jeremy on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

  321. By Northern Norseman on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Shawn

    He was a sort of a big upcoming LB at USC but things went sour there. Im not sure if he had to or chose to but transferred to Louisville but never played there and went on to New Mexico Highlands.

    He is a little shorter at 5-11 but he is a athletic, missile flying, quick, stud. No reason why the Vikings can’t make this guy one of their late round draft picks.

    At his core I see a passionate, desiring, hungry, everything is on the line type player. Has the attitude of Ray Lewis. Hard worker. Simply he wants it. You have to want guys like that on your team.

  322. By Jeremy on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Jordan Campbell is a STUD…New Mexico Highlands via USC most notably….sat behind Clay Matthews and Brian Cushing…

    got first start and got injured in first half after 16 total tackles!!!!

    has close ties to everson griffen so it could be possible we could draft him in 7th or undrafted FA

    Would LOVE to have him commanding the middle or outside

  323. By Northern Norseman on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Jeremy

    Ha I just love how your on his bandwagon too. Sure we might be hyping him up but this guy clearly has a deep passion and desire for the game. Yes he is an athletic freak but he’s just a gamer. You can never put a measure or cap on that.

  324. By Jeremy on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Brinkley is not worth keeping at all….Audie Cole is better than he is and shows he has ball skills during pre-season last year…what like 2 pick 6 or something

  325. By Jeremy on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    LOVE IT NORTHERN NORSEMAN!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hopefully Spielman sees what we see….

    he was the #2 LB in the nation coming out of high school behind Rolando Mclain..
    we see how that has worked out so far in Oakland…so does that mean this kid should have been #1…i don’t know but time will tell

  326. By rvikes on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Vikes should sign Heyward Bey if they can get him for a good price. Lots of value there. He used to have a reputation as a pass dropper but has really come around the last couple years. at 6’2″, 26 years old, he may get even better. Everything I’ve hear about him is that he’s a hard worker too. He could battle for 2nd receiver slot with the draft pics. Even if he wouldn’t win the battle, he would be great for depth.

  327. By Parkway on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Amendola signs with NE

  328. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hopkins,
    I like salsa. Cruz is a play maker. And the droppsie, well I wouldn’t tag him that way. I have seen him make to many nice grabs that were not on point.

  329. By Spencer on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Put it like this, were like the cute, quiet girl that sits in the back of class. Guys want to approach us, but get scared away because we don’t perform in bed(Ponder)

  330. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Troutdaddy,
    Winfield is a hard pill for me to swallow. I still love the Vikings and have the up most respect for Speilman and Frazier, but this move goes over my head. I think we ARE a SB contender and why we woundn’t bring Winfield along to contribute this late in his career is a travisty to say the least.

  331. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wow !!!…Offer Welker only 10 million…The sign Amendola 5yrs/3i million ???..

    ______________________

    Patriots agreed to terms with Danny Amendola, formerly of the Rams, on a five-year, $31 million contract.
    The deal includes $10 million guaranteed. New England was unwilling to match the Broncos’ two-year, $12 million offer to Wes Welker, and instead chose to pay a slightly larger annual average to a slot receiver four years younger. Amendola, 27, has played in just 12 games over the last two seasons, but is a more explosive player than Welker. Amendola showed the ability to play on the outside in 2012, something he didn’t do at all in his first three seasons. The market was initially soft for slot receivers but picked up in a hurry. Julian Edelman is now the best left. The Amendola move should bring a smile back to Tom Brady’s face. Assuming good health, Amendola could flirt with 100 catches in Welker’s old role.

  332. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Seahawks agreed to terms with DE Cliff Avril on a multi-year contract.
    That escalated quickly. Avril’s market had been dead quiet to this point, but the Seahawks came out of nowhere to snap him up. Avril turns 27 in April. He has 29 sacks and nine forced fumbles over the last three seasons. Although some have attributed Avril’s success to drawing single teams next to Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, Lions GM Martin Mayhew thought enough of Avril’s edge-rush ability to pay him over $10 million in 2012 as Detroit’s franchise player. In Seattle, Avril will add to the Seahawks’ pass rush along with Bruce Irvin as Chris Clemons tries coming back from a torn ACL. Avril will be an immediate candidate for 9-12 sacks.

  333. By Parkway on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Seahawks vs Broncos in SB

  334. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    What a joke. Neither team will be close.

  335. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    why is everyone giving up,i think were going to have a better team this year.we still should cut some players that dont help, cut KW contract in half,cutJA contract in half,thats ALOT OF$$$,we could sign FA with,were going to be great this year

  336. By Spencer on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

  337. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    like to vikes broncos in supper bowl

  338. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply
    why is everyone giving up,

    ANYONE GIVING UP IS A FAKE FAN!

  339. By Spencer on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    David, that Justin Bieber article was hilarious.

  340. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2013/03/13/vikings-appear-to-be-fully-behind-christian-ponder/

  341. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Free agent MLB Brian Urlacher has been in touch with the Vikings in recent days.

  342. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ugh.. I hope that is not true about Urlacher. If they were to sign a veteran LBer, I would hope that they would go after Dansby instead.

  343. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    you talk about percy not being loyal to the vikes and hes always about the money.you say he should honor his contract.vikes spielman didnt honor winfields contract cut him. football contracts are not like nba or mlbs.there are not fully guarantee,so that being said percy out played his contract by far spielman should have taken care of before the start of camp last year(8million a year)but nooooo he has to sign a te for what? a million dollars a catch instead taking care of his own.percy also didnt understand why wright wasnt getting a chance to play.spielman and leslie lied again to us and said wright was hurt but still pratice with the team.if peterson had a career ending injury they would cut him in a min.ITS A BUSINESS FOR BOTH PLAYER AND MANAGEMENT.PERCY WAS LOOKING FOR SECURITY FOR HIS FAMILY.OUT PLAYED HIS CONTRACT PAY HIM HIS MONEY.

  344. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    hopkins key word APPEARS to be behind ponder

  345. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    titus i will still root for vikes i hope i am wrong about ponder. i be the first to apologize to everyone of you.spielman dead wrong about ponder you dont take the best wr(24yrs old) and trade him away.then say you improve the team.ill be remembering this like the walker trade.

  346. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    but in walker trade we gave away picks,at least we get some back,its what we do with them

  347. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply
    titus i will still root for vikes i hope i am wrong about ponder. i be the first to apologize to everyone of you.spielman dead wrong about ponder you dont take the best wr(24yrs old) and trade him away.then say you improve the team.ill be remembering this like the walker trade.
    —————————————————————————————–
    You are missing so much of what actually is going on, my friend. Had nothing to d with Spileman being a bad GM, or anything to do with getting rid of the best offensive player (outside AP, of course). NOTHING. What it has to do with is simply this– Harvin wanted out– and SO MUCH SO that having your top player displaying this toward the organization and team leaves little option. He had to go.
    Simple. Please think through things.

  348. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    WRH … that article just opened my mind to possible genius.

    It says “the Vikings traded their best receiver to one of the four teams in the NFC who advanced further into the playoffs than they did”

    Spielman knows Harvin and sees a young Seahawk team on the rise in the NFC. So he sends Harvin to them to destroy them from within. Harvin is a cancer and cancer usually isnt noticed right away.

    BOOM

  349. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    titus only after he was not wanted

  350. By Nicholas on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Trojan Horse Harvin!

  351. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Urlacher for 1 year to mentor a high draft pick … ? Sounds awesome especially if Urlacher can put together 1 more season.

  352. By megakrab on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Shawn

    HAHAHA

  353. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    titus this last weekend was the first time he ask to be traded(not counting last yr)never ask for megatron money all you so call vike fans threw percy under the bus.petersonsaid percy was not a problem in the locker room.said what we should all know ponder is the problem.

  354. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    your clueless Shawn. both Amendola and Wes Welker went super cheap, i guess Spielman is sleeping. i really like how Amendola plays

  355. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    In case you missed it Harvin was late to his presser … lol , first day on the job

  356. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Amendola is a twig and twigs break … Welker is old … could care less about either

  357. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    what’s the difference? Spielman sleeps on his job

  358. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply
    titus this last weekend was the first time he ask to be traded(not counting last yr)never ask for megatron money all you so call vike fans threw percy under the bus.petersonsaid percy was not a problem in the locker room.said what we should all know ponder is the problem.
    _________________________________________________________________

    Source?

  359. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply
    titus this last weekend was the first time he ask to be traded(not counting last yr)never ask for megatron money all you so call vike fans threw percy under the bus.petersonsaid percy was not a problem in the locker room.said what we should all know ponder is the problem.

    ____________________________________________________________
    Listen to yourself, my friend. Do you know what is going on in the real world?
    —-titus this last weekend was the first time he ask to be traded(not counting last yr)——

    HUH– first time, but wait, last season he asked to be traded, but that does not really count, now does it, or it will spoil my point. People– Please– THINK!

  360. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I am glad to see a fellow being of intelligence on the blog– I am not alone! Thank God Shawn is in the house!

  361. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    guess who hes going to mentor.my guess someone from notredame.is this spielmens alma mater?

  362. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By Nicholas on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply
    Trojan Horse Harvin!
    ____________________________________________________________

    Love it

  363. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    LOL Titus … I was thinking that but let it slide.

  364. By megakrab on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Amendola plays great, but gets injured a lot. I feel like Welker is only as good as his QB which is now another elite one so of course he’ll look good still. If you look at his stats in Miami his first 2 years he only had 1 TD. He blew up when he had Brady. Ponder is no Brady, I think we can all admit that. Percy wanted out because he didn’t like the style of offense and Ponder, not the money. I’m not a huge fan of the style, but stick by the team that gave you a chance when they drafted you.

  365. By chris b on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2013/3/13/4100510/an-ode-to-a-great Thats what speilman let go. Sucks.

  366. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Urlacher

  367. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    who cares HES GONE

  368. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    brian would be alot better then what we have

  369. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000150608/article/brian-urlacher-reportedly-draws-interest-from-vikings

  370. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    megakrabis right! nobody wants to come here because of Ponder!

  371. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway,

    I agree with your following statement, especially the part about AD. How many years can we rebuild?

    ———————————————————————————————–

    You know the Wilfs only care if they are good around 2016 when the new stadium comes and they are charging PSLs

    So there will be no rush to win this year. They will stock pile as many draft picks and hope all of the players are good enough in 2016. Sorry AD

  372. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    titus sorry iam inferior person.i hope you will except my apology.had to go to work when i was young left school at eary age to help family.preety much self taught so bare with me.wasnt talking about the trade at pre season but the last couple of months when you guys started the ball rolling about percy.its still dont change the fact ponder was a seventh round talent drafted in the first round.

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

    Harvin will probably get banged up by that Niners’ defense– what are the odds he plays the whole season? Of course, the Seahawks will probably not play him as much as we did– but still, he does take chances.

  374. By megakrab on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    As you will also probably hear 1,000,000 times over the next several weeks and months, Danny Amendola has somewhat of an extensive injury history that could be a reason for concern. He had an ugly dislocated elbow injury that cost him all but one game in 2011, and had various shoulder and ankle injuries in 2012 that caused him to miss five games. Were these injuries a fluke? Or is Amendola, as some would call it, “fragile?” Time will certainly tell, but it’s a calculated risk by the Patriots.

    http://www.patspulpit.com/2013/3/13/4101564/five-thoughts-on-the-patriots-signing-of-danny-amendola

  375. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway,

    The great Connie Mack, Manager for 50 years in MLB, once said he would rather finish 3rd every year because it was more profitable than winning the pennant!

    So what you said about the Wilfs not wanting to win until 2016 is realistic.

    And like you said will AD be here at his best?

  376. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    yep, i said earlier the Vikings won’t be contenders for at least 5 to 7 years, and that’s only if we have a better qb

  377. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    to many vets need jobs,there will be lots of players that want to come here,its about the$$$,to them at there age,but they are still better then what we have

  378. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Jones thinks that Urlacher is done. He has been injured too many times to be effective any more, and he has had too many concussions.

  379. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Jones might be correct about Urlacher … I feel just as desperate for a great MLB as I do for a WR

    I do mean a great MLB not just solid … Brinkley was almost solid. Shy of solid.

  380. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    People that make predictions are bound for failure.

    Last year jones predicted 8-8, we were 10-6.

    This year, freddie says any where between 2-14 and 14-2. Seriously.

    Injuries can have a huge effect. How can anyone predict that?

  381. By megakrab on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Urlacher has been hurt, yes, but I would still love to have his knowledge and presence on our side. He can play half the plays and coach our other linebackers. He’s a perfect, young linebacker coach for our team in a passing division.

  382. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    Yes, and yes.

    Mostly we need linebackers who can run!!!

  383. By megakrab on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    The only problem is he’s reportedly wanting around 5-6 million. Definitely not worth that.

  384. By Frederick Jones on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    ==========================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================

  385. By megakrab on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    And I also read that we aren’t actively pursuing him. We are just monitoring the situation. Probably waiting for him to come down off his crazy money ideas.

  386. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    to end this i think ponder is going to get hurt at the start of the season ,and are backups are going to show up who they might be?,he got a little bruise on his arm and didnt want to play? bret farve let was bruised and he still played

  387. By megakrab on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    “monitoring”

  388. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Jones, YOU NEVER KNOW!

  389. By megakrab on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @john61
    You could be right about the injury part, but how often did FAVRE use his legs compared to a throwing arm. Ponder just knew that he wasn’t going to be worth $hit with a messed up throwing arm. His arm is still bruised now. It was obviously a pretty serious tissue or bone bruise.

  390. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    megakrab we have the best linbacker in the league in M SINGLETARY,AS A COACH

  391. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman is monitoring the situation as he sleeps

  392. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    yeah, Ponder will get hurt early and will be playing in the arena league the next year

  393. By megakrab on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @john

    TOUCHE LOL

  394. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings Rule- Your just so full of positivity, I bet your a real treat to be around in real life.

  395. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply
    Vikings Rule- Your just so full of positivity, I bet your a real treat to be around in real life.
    _______________________________________________________________

    LOL

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

    I’m gonna give you a reality check in case some of you Fair Weather So Called Minnesota Vikings Fans are unaware of what your position in the pecking order is.

    Rick Spielman is a guy who worked his way up in the NFL to become the GM of a Franchise – and although you may not acknowledge that, it is a HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    He is in charge you, you are not.

    You are just some Douchebag Bloggers who couldn’t buy their way into a job at Winter Park scrubbing toilets.

    You are not qualified (and never will be) to evaluate the talent of NFL players.

    You are not qualified to evaluate Christian Ponder (and never will be).

    P.S. You were obviously coddled as children and were told you were special way too much by your parents.

    P.P.S. You’re not special and your parents don’t love you as much as you think they do.

    P.P.PS. Now STFU and go Fck yourselves.

    Thank you and good night.

  397. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    O boy this is getting good :)

  398. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Dr. Remulak- I guess that’s the nice way to put it.

  399. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn, we don’t really have any more work here tonight. Seems the Doctor administered the proper intervention for the disease, blogarroganitis.

  400. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I think ur right

  401. By super purple on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go Doc!!!!

  402. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    thats funny

  403. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    if Spielman is so smart, why didn’t he draft Colin Kaepernick or Wilson, 2nd round and 3rd round picks, ponder was the #12 pick overall. answer that on doc!!!!!!!!!

  404. By die hard 67 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    @dr remulak Well said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  405. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    push that needle up your a ss doc!

  406. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    if Spielman is so smart, why didn’t he draft Colin Kaepernick or Wilson, 2nd round and 3rd round picks, ponder was the #12 pick overall. answer that on doc!!!!!!!!!
    ________________________________________________________________

    If people knew how they would’ve turned out don’t you think that maybe they been drafted in the 1st round instead of the 2nd and 3rd.

  407. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    nit picking … are you suggesting 30ish other teams passed on those guys more than once meaning none of the 32 GM/Coaches are as smart as viking wah wah?

  408. By die hard 67 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Another great point!!!!!!!! viking fans are so pathetic !

  409. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    you never answered the question, the doc was saying Spielman knows talent. Spielman is clueless, heck, the san fran coach knows more than spielman

  410. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    thats like saying brady should have been drafted in the 1st you dont know ,not even the experts new that one

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

    exactly, so Spielman doesn’t know talent. Harbough spotted the talent in Colin Kaepernick, so he is smarter than spielman

  412. By Spencer on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Are we even trying to get better?

  413. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Seems to me Mike Singleterry drafted the team Harbaugh inherited meaning Harbaugh is a better coach but Singleterry drafted most of those players

  414. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    exactly, so Spielman doesn’t know talent. Harbough spotted the talent in Colin Kaepernick, so he is smarter than spielman
    ______________________________________________________________

    You know when your right, your right. Speilman doesn’t know talent and now we’re stuck with scrubs like Kalil, Smith, Walsh, Wright and Rudolf.

    Ohhh darn that Speilman

  415. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    yea and where is, mike s, now mybe we should talk to him,i bet he would love to have brian u. but i think he like auide cole alot

  416. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Can we blame Spielman for Peterson?

  417. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    rick has done a fine job and we all know that, there just f with you

  418. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    yea Audie was a Singleterry guy … maybe thats why we havent signed a MLB

  419. By Tomcat on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings rule- You don`t get it do you? Spielman is in cahoots with the Illuminati, The Vikings will go 0-16 this season, after which the team will be disbanded and the stadium turned into a roller derby rink.

  420. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I wonder who Singleterry has his eye for LB in the draft. The guy has a nose for finding talent at the LB positions.

  421. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Tomcat, I think you were addressing Parkway– he is the one who said the Obama administration created the Sandy Hurricane to help with reelection– among other wild, but believable tales.

  422. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    rick isn’t doing a fine job, he picked on of the biggest qb busts of all time, and AD and all the other people you mentioned were no brainers

  423. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    AP went 7th … seems 6 others had doubts. AP also had injury concerns coming out due to his running style.

  424. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings Rule – I’m starting to think your a no brainer.

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

    you need a qb to build your team around. we are building around nothing

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

    i picked AD

  427. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply
    Vikings Rule – I’m starting to think your a no brainer.
    ____________________________________________________________

    LOL

  428. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    i also wanted Colin Kaepernick and wilson

  429. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    your the brainless one Shawn

  430. By Spencer on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Who gives a f-ck?

  431. By Alex on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman knows what he is doing build through the draft retain the players that were drafted. You need cap space to do this and the last draft he had was amazing. That strategy doesn’t work if you go and blow 10 million a year in cap space on a Wr so I don’t really know what it is you want him to do or what you think he has done wrong besides Ponder. Oh and Ponder is doing just fine he is ahead of pace of where Eli Manning was at this point in his career, or do you think he is a bad qb as well?

  432. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    when they were passing out brains, Shawn declined on one

  433. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Manning has a cannon, he always had the tools

  434. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    You do realize that Shawn didn’t call you a no brainer, right?

  435. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Nit Picking -you also declined the brain, you and Shawn are called the brainless brothers, LOL

  436. By Erik the Red on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Someone needs to be sent to Valhalla pronto

  437. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply
    when they were passing out brains, Shawn declined on one

    Maybe that was because he saw you were more in need of one, considering Shawn already had two?

  438. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn didn’t have any, he is called the brainless wonder

  439. By Spencer on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    …………………Jamarca Sanford…………………………..Harrison Smith…………….
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    ………………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ………………
    Chris Cook………………………………………. ………………………………AJ Jefferson
    ………………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ……………..
    …………………Chad Greenway………..????????……..Erin Henderson………
    …………….Jared Allen…..Kevin Williams…….???????…….Brian Robison…….

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

    I’m sorry, but posting 50 times a day on how much you hate the organization or a particular player? What the h3ll is that?

    It’s like they’re rooting for our team to do do bad.

    “We traded Percy Harvin, now we’re gonna suck, Ha Ha!”

    I’m not a huge fan of Ponders but I always hope the kid does well.

    I can’t really get my mind around why some of you are even here.

    Do you like the logo? Or is it the purple uniforms you are a fan of? Or did you grow up in MN and feel obligated to follow a team that in reality you truly despise?

    There are 31 other teams with better QB’s, not really sure why you are here but I am dying to know.

    Why do some of you guys follow the Vikes? I’m genuinely curious and no longer being sarcastic. Lay it on me Super Fans (now I’m being sarcastic again).

  441. By Spencer on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn- BBM?

  442. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Nit Picking -you also declined the brain, you and Shawn are called the brainless brothers, LOL
    __________________________________________________________________
    Ouch!!!

    Oh you got us good… What a zinger!!!!!

    But basically this is the equivalent of “I know you are but what am I”

  443. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    there you go
    even the doc knows there are 31 better qb’s

  444. By chris b on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    hopefully we can find someone besides jefferson

  445. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    by Vikings rule – rick isn’t doing a fine job, he picked on of the biggest qb busts of all time, and AD and all the other people you mentioned were no brainers
    ____________________________________________________________

    The Ponder pick ranks right up there with when the vikings drafted Ron Vanderkelen many years ago.

  446. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman was too lazy to redo Kwill or J A’s contract, so he cut Winfield

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

    exactly champ!

  448. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman is afraid to cut to many players because nobody wants to come here to replace them.

  449. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    k will and ja i think there still working on that,

  450. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    camp i think your wrong,we have a good team,lots of players want to play with ap

  451. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    K. Williams and Jared Allen are no longer worth the big money. If they dont restructure send em on their way too.

  452. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    i agree ,there are better fa out there

  453. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Wes had no desire to come here

  454. By vikings rule on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    yeah, they are both overpaid, especially JA at 17 million

  455. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    john61 – the players that are afraid they won’t be signed might come here. But if I were a player (and had a choice) I wouldn’t want to play for two years in a college stadium, in the cold, with an average qb, and with not much of a chance for a champioship.

  456. By sealthedeal on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    DARARIO ALEXANDER and a top tier CB

  457. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    you have a good point

  458. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    …just talkig logic – in my opinion.

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

    champ is right, all players want to win, you play to win-especially if your over 30

  460. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I’m sure many players that gave any thought of coming here have talked with Harvin already.

  461. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    JA is still good, but i think he left it all on the line 2 years back

  462. By sealthedeal on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    draft keenan allen in first round

  463. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Champ- I do agree that K. Will and J.A. are no longer worth the money that they’re getting.
    But with J.A. entering his final year under contract with us and I believe the team has a two year on K. Will that they can either pick up or decline. And they know that the FO isn’t going after any big money FA’s. My question is what would be their incentive for restructuring?

  464. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    but think of it this way outside might be the ticket we been waiting for are young players willl be great

  465. By Erik the Red on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ehem, excuse me, Ryan Leaf is much more of a bust than Ponder could ever be. Until after this year unfolds, and maybe even the year after this, I will still have hope for him. Heck I had hope for TJack. You could call me stupid, but I just like to think of myself as a true fan.

  466. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Winfield wouldn’t restructure so he lost his job…..

  467. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    then the vikes would save26 mill,sign alot of good players for $$$

  468. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Yea, Vikings Rule won’t let logic get in the way of a good Ponder bashing.

  469. By Erik the Red on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    The Ponder pick ranks right up there with when the vikings drafted Ron Vanderkelen many years ago.
    ———————————————-

    Vander Kelen went undrafted and was picked up by the Vikes in their early years…. Also Ponder already has done so much better than him statistically…. not quite the same in the least

  470. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Erik my man

    Ryan Leaf wasn’t a viking pick…..I had high hopes for T. Jack also when he was drafted…..a person can “not” particularly like a player and still be a fan…..and I don’t think anybody will call you stupid, we are all full of our personal opinions which don’t mean a whole lot actually, but engaging in the banter is fun.

  471. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Erik – thanks for the clarification on R.V.

  472. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    ….who would have thought we’d even be talking about Vanderkelen!

  473. By Erik the Red on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Haha, way before my time, had to look up that information. No wonder I hadn’t heard of him before now

  474. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    you did surprize me my firend!!!

  475. By Erik the Red on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    And for your other comment, I know Leaf wasn’t a Viking pick (good thing eh?) but I think people should just give him a break for now. I know I was hating on him mid of last season, but come on! xD And some of the banter I’ve seen has been somewhat personal, that’s all

  476. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Champ- V.R. said Ponder was the biggest QB bust of all time. Not one of the biggest Vikings QB bust of all time. That why Erik brought up Ryan Leaf.

  477. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    some guys get nasty I agree….I try to keep my comments lite and try never come down on a guy with a different opinion.

  478. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I mean J. Russel, Tebow, Gabbert, Couch all belong on the bust list before Ponder.

  479. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Nit Picking – My mistake then.

  480. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Actually, in all fairness Ponder shouldn’t be considered a bust yet.

  481. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    It really doesn’t help anyone to try and get “vikings rule” or “Champ” to understand statistics or common sense ???…
    I have tried on way to many occasions…

    They keep bringing up names like Brady and Brees…Manning and so forth being soooo much better than Ponder…And could never be as good as they are !!!…

    But stats do not lie !!!…Ponder numbers this year match Brady’s in his second season playing football…And are almost identical !!!..
    Look up the facts !!!…

    Ponder is right on schedule to be a very good QB…His numbers in his second season match the Brady’s and Manning’s at the QB position…Ponder’s stats fall right in line with all of them…

    But of course these habitual complainers will not listen anyway…
    So why even try ???…

    Thanks for trying though- Doc !!!…

  482. By john61 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    ponder far from a bust,

  483. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I think its fine to criticize Ponder when its deserved and no one on this team should be exempt from criticism when they deserve it. But it bugs when people make ludicrous accusations like that.

  484. By Richard1A on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    test

  485. By Richard1A on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    test test test test web site has failed the test

  486. By Richard1A on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    wont print tell I type test! a millionaire player retires, gee, who cares!!

  487. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora “continues to hear” the Vikings “really like” Matt Cassel.
    Who better to make up for the loss of Percy Harvin and Antoine Winfield than a backup quarterback who’s committed 30 turnovers over his past 18 starts? Kidding aside, Cassel would be an upgrade over Joe Webb in that he could theoretically pilot a run-heavy offense if pressed into action. We’d hope the Vikings don’t surrender a seventh-round pick. Cassel will be cut soon enough.

  488. By Shawn on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Cassel is my second choice for back up … the Harvard man is my first

  489. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Sources tell the Green Bay Press-Gazette that the Packers are “strongly in the running” for free agent WR Greg Jennings.
    Jennings has seen his market collapse. According to a Tuesday report, the Pack previously offered him a deal averaging $10M per season. Now he’s expected to come in somewhere in the $7M per year range. The Vikings are also in the mix, but if the all money is equal, we’d expect him to return to Green Bay. Staying home with Aaron Rodgers would be a no-brainer. Related: Vikings

  490. By Richard1A on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Campbell looked good, lets draft him!

  491. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Nit Picking – thanks man.

  492. By Richard1A on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Harvin wasn’t looking out for his family, he is a millionaire already, do you need millions of dollars to live? no, unless he’s worried his rolls royces will have over 1,000 miles on them, god no, he’ll need to buy a new one every year! what will the neighbors think!

  493. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings might get Jennings now…I thought they might offer a 5 yr/35 million contract to Jennings…

    And Thompson is cheap..I don’t see the Packers offering more than around 30 million tops…

    So we will have to see…Jennings said midnight was his deadline tonight to get a deal done ???

  494. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    WRHopkins – I have nothing bad to say about you…thanks for your comments.

  495. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Champ- Just to make sure we’re on the same page. I wasn’t calling your statement ludicrous. I was referring to V.R.’s biggest bust off all time statement.

  496. By Ernest Boshey on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    forgive if im wrong, wasnt Champ Henson one of the worst draft picks ever , mid 70s

  497. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Nit Picjing – we’re on the same page, I was thinking WRHopkins staements about other people were ludicrous..

  498. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ernest – you are absolutely right. I was wondering who would ever pick up on it…good job.

  499. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    By Richard1A on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply
    Harvin wasn’t looking out for his family, he is a millionaire already, do you need millions of dollars to live? no, unless he’s worried his rolls royces will have over 1,000 miles on them, god no, he’ll need to buy a new one every year! what will the neighbors think!

    A million is not that much with the lifestyle of many of the nouveau riche. Sorry, but many become broke– look at Tyson, he earned some 300 million — and lost it all, thinking it was an endless supply. Don’t be fooled, Richard.

  500. By Champ Henson on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    he was a fourth rounder I believe… I guess he couldn’t learn the play book actually.

  501. By Nit Picking on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    If I was Jennings I would make GB pay up on their original offer of $10 Million.

    It would be cool to get Jennings and Urlacher just as basically a big F. U. to Chicago and Green Bay.

  502. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    I apologize- Champ…

    It really wasn’t you I was upset with…

    It just gets so tiring hearing VR complain about Ponder every other paragraph…

    I gave Ponder a good ripping for sc rewing up that Packer game !!…I was on his case all week long…But I got over it…

    Sure…I didn’t care for Harvin’s attitude…But the only time I really talk about him…Is to defend my opinion of Harvin…And post current stories…
    Not express continual hatred towards the man ???…

    I just got my feathers ruffled…And blamed you also…For agreeing with him tonight…

    Like I said…I apologize…

  503. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    This whole GB being involved with the Jennings deal is weird ???…

    First the Packers offer him 10 million…Go way over pricing his contract when the Vikings had major interest…

    Now Jennings is down to 7 million a year…And still are not pulling the trigger on GB’s end of the deal ???…

  504. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_22784667/vikings-free-agency-will-patience-land-smart-bargains

  505. By Meekay on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    In regards to Rudolf…

    Hopefully Frazier was watching the Pro Bowl…

  506. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    spielman full control of the last two drafts.2007-2010 being a group effort with childress having the last word.

  507. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    spielman didnt draft peterson.no brainer anyways

  508. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    i agree ponder is not a bust.ponder is no franchize qb either.backup at best.it all starts at the qb if you want to be consistently inthe playoffs not just making a run at it every ten years.you must have a quality qb. must be able to make all the throws with some zip.

  509. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Looks like someone needs to see the doctor again.

  510. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Take your medicine now.

  511. By Northern Norseman on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Urlacher talking with NFC North rival Vikings…..

    Interesting….

  512. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    titus the dictator what cant i voice my opinion?or king titus but no caesar.i shall become your brutis get my point

  513. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    hiel titus dont open a two front war

  514. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    i will be your waterloo

  515. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    your custer to my crazyhorse

  516. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    your ponder to my need anothor qb….

  517. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    even the slaves rebelled against there roman masters.that is what i will do to see ponder unseated as caesar.

  518. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    heres a nugget of knowledge for you titus. viking men never worn horns only the women during celebrations.

  519. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    from68 to 13 still rooting for my vikes no matter what the roster is. skol vikes. may odin always be to your side.

  520. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    like telling titus there is land to the west.is like telling titus ponder is not the answer.

  521. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    titus we been that direction t.jack now ponder lets go the other direction and get us a franchize qb. stop drinking the purple koolaid that they give out before the game.i did about twenty years ago.SEE THE REAL PICTURE

  522. By celticvikingwarrior on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    To all those supporting Harvin and bashing the team(s) for releasing players before their contracts are up, saying that it’s the same thing…..
    IT IS NOT THE SAME, and here is why…..
    Mgmnt. HAS to have a way of protecting themselves against players who got their “guaranteed money” and decide to then rest on their laurels…
    I loved Winfield’s play in his prime, however he has NOT been worth 7 mill. a year for at least 3 years….not because of effort, but age, injuries etc.

    As for Harvin, a man is only as good as his word….his only true possession is his HONOR….
    When, after 2 years of a 4 year contract you begin to demand more money, trades etc. YOU DEMONSTRATE THAT YOUR WORD CANNOT BE TRUSTED, THAT YOU HAVE NO HONOR…..are a cancer and have to go…
    What about the teams who cut players you ask….IT’S COMPLETELY FAIR, WHY?
    IF FOR NO OTHER REASON THEY AGREED TO IT, IT’S CALLED THE CBA-LOOK IT UP…

  523. By rye on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    looks like Jennings visiting vikings today. Hope he signs!

  524. By celticvikingwarrior on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    PLEASE RICK, TELL ME THIS URLACHER NONSENSE IS JUST THAT……NONSENSE!!!!!

    4:35 a.m.-NFL network just announced that Jennings will visit Mn.today I think it was (I missed part of it….)

    Reggie Bush is a slightly bigger Harvin as a player…
    Det. and the Bears got alot better….but so will we….

    I see at least 7-8 of our 11 picks this year being a big part of the team this year
    It takes longer to build a champion this way….but this IS THE WAY TO DO IT

    I realize we needed him at the time but I wish we had the 6th rd pick we gave up for A.J.Jefferson back…the trades for more picks in the future that could have been made…a 6th & 7th for a 4th or 5th next year would be nice, and on and on…

  525. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Free agent Greg Jennings is visiting the Vikings Thursday.
    Now that the receiver market has been set to a certain degree, Jennings is coming to grips with his options. If the Vikings are willing to offer him $7 million per year or more, he’s going to have to listen. And considering Jarius Wright and Jerome Simpson currently sit on top of Minnesota’s wideout depth chart, we have to think they’re willing to do that. Expect Jennings’ camp to use the Vikings as leverage against the Packers, the only other team known to have interest.

  526. By rye on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Vikes should sign Jennings and Heyward Bey and draft 1-2 WR’s.

  527. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Interesting…

    With (maybe) Jennings coming in…You would think a contract deal may be in place..
    And a physical is required to seal the deal ???..

    Around 7 million makes sense for Jennings…
    That is what I like about what Spielman does…He just makes smart decisions…

    Jennings will be a quality add to the team…And in a fair price range for both parties involved…
    But of course- there is no deal in place yet…

    Now just get a CB for a decent deal…We could be relaxed as fans going into the draft…

    A lot of- very solid secondary players waiting to get signed yet…

  528. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    @celticvikingwarrior

    I was hoping Spielman would kick the tires on either LB’s Ell erbe of Whe eler…

    Both LB’s went to the Dolphins !!!…

    The Dolphins got better the last few days talent wise…But lets see how all the veteran players get along and ge ll during the season ???…

    Man !!!…They brought in a lot of new players…

  529. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    *or Wheeler

  530. By deadmeat on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    NO TO JENNINGS! Why would he accept 7million when the Packers already offered 10? Pass. JUST PASS! He will not do us any good.

  531. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    NFL Network 6 p.m. eastern time Minnesota is on the clock.

  532. By celticvikingwarrior on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    @ WRHop….

    No offense but I think Ellerbee is somewhat overrated….here’s why..
    They play a 3-4 so he had an additional LB for added help….
    In addition he had good edge rushers and most importantly he Halodi Nagta and someone else whose name escapes, in the middle to all but plug up the middle for him to just “clean up”.

    What I think we MIGHT be considering is moving Henderson to the middle for more speed, he’s VERY UNDERRATED, or hopefully Audie Cole who’s over 6′-5″ and has superior instincts and surely has been working on his speed, among other things, just a thought…
    Plus there are some really good LB’s to be had in the draft…

    Can you believe all the db’s out there for the picking….that’s another thing that drives me crazy about the A.J. Jefferson trade……

  533. By celticvikingwarrior on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Something to think about…..
    We still have a 6″-5″ WR to hopefully make the 53 man roster in Chris Summmers

    ALSO…..we could draft 3 WR”s—2 CB’s–2 LB’s–1 S and 1 OL and STILL have 2 more picks to trade for better picks, or more pick’s next year…..

  534. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1565970-the-10-biggest-free-agency-signings-in-minnesota-vikings-history

  535. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    By celticvikingwarrior on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    @ WRHop….

    No offense but I think Ellerbee is somewhat overrated….here’s why..
    They play a 3-4 so he had an additional LB for added help….
    In addition he had good edge rushers and most importantly he Halodi Nagta and someone else whose name escapes, in the middle to all but plug up the middle for him to just “clean up”.

    What I think we MIGHT be considering is moving Henderson to the middle for more speed, he’s VERY UNDERRATED, or hopefully Audie Cole who’s over 6′-5″ and has superior instincts and surely has been working on his speed, among other things, just a thought…
    Plus there are some really good LB’s to be had in the draft…

    Can you believe all the db’s out there for the picking….that’s another thing that drives me crazy about the A.J. Jefferson trade……

    _____________________________

    Really enjoyed your post…Solid points of view…I also favor the draft whenever possible…And like the LB core outside the 2 big names in this springs draft in Te’o and Ogletree…

    Yep…There is a ton of DB’s for the plucking in free agency…Makes a fan wonder also…How many quality DB’s will drop in the draft ??…With so many quality options this year in free agency….

    Cause and effect…Love this time of the off season !!…

  536. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    By celticvikingwarrior on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Something to think about…..
    We still have a 6″-5″ WR to hopefully make the 53 man roster in Chris Summmers

    ALSO…..we could draft 3 WR”s—2 CB’s–2 LB’s–1 S and 1 OL and STILL have 2 more picks to trade for better picks, or more pick’s next year…..

    ______________________________

    It still confuses me…Why ???…Summers never had a chance to see the field last season…With Aroma and Burton doing so terrible !!!…

    Especially when Frazier saw how an injection of Wright into the lineup made such a positive spike to our offense at the WR position ??…

    I think Frazier took out Burton for the rest of the season…After Burton caught those 3 pass plays in that game…Then Ponder shoots another Burton’s way…Burton saw a CB our of the corner of his eye bearing down on him…And just back peddled away from the ball…Allowing the interception !!!…

    Burton doesn’t mind laying a lick on a CB blocking down the field…But he sure is gun shy when the tables are turned- with the CB coming to lay a lick on him !!…Aroma is the same way…But not nearly as good of a blocker as Burton is…

    But WR’s should not be on the field as blockers..At least not most of the time…

  537. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    When ever there is a “mystery team” involved with negotiations…
    Then there is an outside chance the Vikings “might” be involved ???…
    So I keep closer tabs on that situation….

    Could this be such an instance ???…

    _____________________________________

    A source tells CSN Bay Area that the 49ers are not involved with free agent Sean Smith.
    We can now scratch the Niners and Eagles off Smith’s suitor list. The Dolphins are reportedly interested in bringing him back and there are two other mystery teams involved. Perhaps the Bucs will settle for Smith if they can’t get a Darrelle Revis trade done.

  538. By Mike B. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Just read Jennings is coming to visit the Vikings Today.

  539. By rye on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I am excited about jarious wright and anyone who claims ponder can’t throw a bomb needs to watch this video.

    I hope vikes land Jennings. It will be a lot of fun to see Jennings and Wright on the field at the same time. Teams should get destroyed if they try to put 8 in the box. Jennings can actually run quick routes and get open. Let’s hope this happens today.

  540. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    49ers already have WR Boldin…If they pick Nnambi…
    What are they going to do with 14 draft picks this spring ???…On a team that is already loaded with talent…And will have very few roster spots open fpr competition away…

    ________________________

    Free agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha is visiting the 49ers Thursday.
    It’s already been reported that there’s mutual interest here. The Niners are in the market for a bigger corner and Asomugha could be looking to return “home.” He played his college ball at Cal and spent the first eight years of his NFL career in Oakland. Asomugha could come very cheap as he’s still collecting $4 million from the Eagles in 2013 no matter what.

  541. By Mike B. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I imagine they could trade some of those picks for picks next year.

  542. By Mike B. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    or higher picks

  543. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    NO TO JENNINGS! Why would he accept 7million when the Packers already offered 10?

    _____________________________________________________________

    Because he rejected the $10 mill, and now they lowered their offer based on how the FA market is stacked.

    Keep up with the class.

  544. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    @rye….

    Wright is a fast…No doubt about it…

    But if that was T Austin catching that football…He would still be running !!!… :-)

  545. By Mike B. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I am thinking possibily they are looking at giving Jennings more that 10M long term with mostly incentive money.

  546. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    @Mike B….

    I bet they package a lot of picks- to move up often in the draft…

    Hope the Vikings can capitalize on some of those moves ???…
    But still wonder if the 49ers were not in on the Harvin trade scenarios ???…
    49ers might be a little miffed if that happened ???…

  547. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    No way…Does Spielman pay Jennings that much…

    7-8 mil a year tops…

  548. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    You would think Jennings at his age…Would be looking at the “guaranteed” money of his contract numbers ???…
    But I could be way off on that also…

  549. By Mike B. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I am not sure about that I think you would be suprised. Blue chip WR are expensive.

  550. By Mike B. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Denver paid 12M for Welker

  551. By Mike B. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    If the Vikings were not looking to give him a serious offer he wouldn’t be visiting so I am thinking there must be over 10M on the table if that’s what GB says they offered him.

  552. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    We might find out today ???…

    I also think a contract offer must be in place at this point…(pending a physical)..
    Seeing as Jennings is making a trip to town ???…

  553. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    By Mike B. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Denver paid 12M for Welker

    __________________________

    It was the Welker contract that dropped the going rate on the market MB…

    Welkers contract was for 2 yrs/12 million dollars…6 million a season,,,
    All of it guaranteed though…

  554. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Chiefs released QB Matt Cassel

  555. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Now this is not a jab at Joe Webb…At all..

    But if the Vikings have “no plans” for Joe in the Vikings organization at this point in Joe’s career ???…

    Then why not release Joe now !!!…And give him a chance to find work in the free agent market !!!…

    If the Vikings were going to get an offer in some kind of trade for Webb ???…
    It would have happened by now…

    Joe Webb is a great guy…And a good team mate…And has the respect from many Mn fans yet…

    But If the Vikings have no plans for Webb in the future ???…

    Release Joe…It’s the right thing to do !!!…

  556. By purple durple on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    WHY IS THIS SITE SO BEHIND, ONE OF THE BEST FREE AGENCIES IN NFL HISTORY AND FOR 3 DAYS THE LEAD STORY ABOUT HUTCH HASNT CHANGED!!!!!! I HOPE THE ADMINISTRATION DOES A BETTER JOB RUNNING THE TEAM THAN THEY DO THIS SITE

  557. By Mike B. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I will agree with you there Hopkins it makes no sense to string Joe along if they plan on getting another #2 QB unless they are going to remain status quo on their QBs.

  558. By Mike B. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Purple Durple, I think the site plays into the organizations policy of not releasing anything until the organization annouces it. Speilman has been very tight lipped about any moves we are making. I agree that there must be a contract in place for Jennings here or they wouldn’t have him visit.

  559. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Why would the Vikings be interested in this guy ???…He has thrown more interceptions and completions- since leaving the Patriots !!…

    And we all now how much Frazier can’t stand turnovers !!!…
    Just makes very little sense to this fan ???…
    _____________________________

    Chiefs released QB Matt Cassel.

    The six-year, $63 million deal former GM Scott Pioli gave Cassel in 2009 proved disastrous. In 47 starts for the Chiefs, he went 19-28 while turning the ball over 57 times. New coach Andy Reid will move forward with Alex Smith and Chase Daniel, while the Vikings are widely expected to pursue Cassel. The Patriots could also show interest, putting the wheels in motion for a Ryan Mallett trade to the Browns. Cassel and Ryan Fitzpatrick are the top-two quarterbacks on the market right now.

  560. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    A source tells NFL.com that the Cardinals will release QB Kevin Kolb shortly.

  561. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    They had no intention of playing Webb LAST year, unless absolutely necessary.

    They should have traded him away before he had a chance to show the rest of the league what the Viking’s coaches knew.

  562. By TheRealDon(Tavon Austin&Keenan Allen) on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    WTF I dont want Jennings ..Vikings are going down not up

  563. By iaVIKE on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Vikings_QB_Christian_Ponder_resumes_throwing_ready_to_go_for_OTAs031413

    So according to vikings rule Ponder has been “sitting on the couch”

  564. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Only Ponder takes 2 months to recover from a bruise

  565. By Troutdaddy on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I agree with the point of releasing Joe Webb. He is not going to be utilized so let him find opportunity elsewhere. Kinda nice to wake up this morning and see that the Vikes are actually looking at something and potentially going after someone other than their own in FA.

    I think Jennings could be a good pickup and Cassel is a solid possibility as well. Ponder should be worried if that in fact plays out. Urlacher I am on the fence about. He is kinda done in my eyes. Good mentor- yes, but impactful in his declining age- no. Save the money for the drafted folks. By the way Spielman, still waiting to see the tricks up your sleeves…. slip-sliding away….

  566. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Carbon copy of last year…….re-sign the people he sees as a good fit…..don’t get caught up in the early FA madness……later, sign some FAs that have the potential to contribute but won’t break the bank……then draft like a mensa alum.

    Nice to see Harvin waited until he got to Seattle to start badmouthing the team. At least he was civil while still a Viking on paper.

  567. By sealthedeal on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    danario alexander via free agency and keenan allen via the draft

    don’t spend big on jennings, we should make a big splash on a cb and a normal signing on an og to replace fusco or johnson

  568. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I get the nervous feeling that Webb will go to a team that will actually USE his talent………against us…….and it will be embarassing.

  569. By Mike B. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Northwoods there has to be an offer on the table for Jennings to come visit. I don’t think it a small number. Spielman must want to get Jennings if he is coming to visit.

  570. By Mike B. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I think Cassel or Kolb would fit the #2 QB role for the Vikings and not open competition between them and Ponder.

  571. By Mike B. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I disagree the only thing that Webb would embarrass is the team he plays for. There is a reason he rides the pine.

  572. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Hopefully, a lot will be incentive. But I think you’re right.

    I guess I don’t consider $10-12 million breaking the bank, compared to the Carlson foolishness last year. Glad he restructured, and IF he performs this season like they hoped, maybe restructure again.

    I’d like to have Jennings on the team. Good mentor, and will produce for us too.

  573. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Ulacher (and Singletary) would be good mentors for Cole and this years draft pick.

  574. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Personally, I thought MBT showed good potential last preseason. Made more down-field throws than Ponder. Rough, but promising.

    I really can’t imagine ANY backup QB we acquire that wouldn’t create competition (at least in OUR minds.)

  575. By Ap all day on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    How bout hardward bay

  576. By PTviking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I know the Vikings’ biggest need is WR, but what do you guys think about LB Rey Maualuga?

  577. By chris b on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Heard saint and redskins are looking at winfield. It would be another kick in the stomach if he signed with the aints.

  578. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Why would any coach not want competition at QB or any other position?
    Maybe it’s just me, but that is a very troubling piece of logic.

    What would happen if an airline said “we want co-pilots that can’t take-off, fly and land the plane as well as the chief pilot”?

    Or a hospital that didn’t want the internts to have any notion to performing better surgery than the chief surgeon?

  579. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    That’s the million dollar question, Champ.

    Why would you not want the person who can do the job the best?

  580. By chris b on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder must know how to kiss some as s.

  581. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I have seen Greg Jennings burn us more times then I would like to say. But most importantly we need help at WR desperately! I hope we can land Jennings, because we need a good polished WR.

  582. By iaVIKE on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    They want to entirely avoid being in the same position the NY Jets were in last year, that’s why. They want the back up to completely understand that it’s Ponders team, and he will have the whole year to continue to build on his late season success from last year. If he doesn’t improve and show that he’s it, then they’ll cut bait after this season.

  583. By iaVIKE on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Was really thinkin Grossman would fit into their plans.

  584. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Its one thing to “unnderstand that Ponder is the QB” no problem with that, but to sign a guy “unacquivically” to not compete is un-becoming of a coach.

    I may be wrong but I’ve never heard any other coach ever have such a philosophy. Especially now when we hear that Ponder is still rehabing his bruise from two and a half months ago.

  585. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Re: Jennings – “He missed eight games in 2012, which caused a drop in production to a career-low 36 receptions”

    STILL more catches than Burton, Aroma, and Carlson COMBINED.

  586. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1567149-greg-jennings-would-be-smart-addition-to-vikings-on-short-term-contract

  587. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Little news coming from the vikings official website.
    Winter Park should install a smoke stack like the Pope had.
    When the smoke turns white news happened or a transaction has been made.

  588. By QB on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I would love to get Jennings. We need some veteran leadership at WR. Also, it would be an extra bonus cause the packers won’t have him.

    You guys that don’t want him will be singing the blues if packers resign him and he continues to kick our a@ss like he’s done every year he’s been there.

    I also don’t like the idea of taking 2 wrs in the first rd. Get, Jennings, draft Austin or Allen and use the second 1st rd pick on a dt or olb.

  589. By DRS. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I foresee the Vikings with a 10-6 record for the 2013 season. They will make another run at the SB. Now if they get it right in the free agency and the Draft, they will be even better. In my opinion we need players who play full year and prove themselves worthy. We do not need a team full of superstars, we need a team full of team players that can do their jobs well.

  590. By DRS. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    AP is the greatest team player in the NFL, we need more like him.

  591. By DRS. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I hope there are more AP’s in the draft, and I do mean at any position on the team.

  592. By DRS. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    SKOL Vikings

  593. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings @ 2-3 years and 7-8 mill a year would be fine

  594. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/197978911.html

  595. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Chiefs agreed to terms with CB Sean Smith, formerly of the Dolphins, on a three-year, $18M contract.

  596. By blues kluwes on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    defense wins championships and right now our secondary is thin

  597. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Jerome Simpson’s one-year salary with the Vikings includes a $1.35 million base salary, $500,000 singing bonus and $250,000 workout bonus.

  598. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

  599. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    WRHOPKINS,
    I hope we sign Jennings. Beside the fact that he is a very good WR that we need. We would be taking a weapon away from Green Bay. And we all know winning our Division is goal #1. Jennings is no joke. If Green Bay looses him, it will hurt them some what.

  600. By blues kluwes on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    laurent robinson might be a good choice if we have the chance, in 2011 he had 850 yards. kevin walter would be a solid veteran on our team.

  601. By PurplHaze on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    RICK SPIELMAN … SIGN GREG JENNINGS!!!

  602. By PurplHaze on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    RICK SPIELMAN … DO WHAT’S NECESSARY TO PUT GREG JENNINGS IN PURPLE!!!

    THINK OF THE BENEFIT TO YOUR YOUNG WRs!!! IMAGINE WHAT THEY CAN LEARN FROM A PROVEN PRO LIKE THAT!!!

  603. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    By Ponder AP “ALL DAY” on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    WRHOPKINS,
    I hope we sign Jennings. Beside the fact that he is a very good WR that we need. We would be taking a weapon away from Green Bay. And we all know winning our Division is goal #1. Jennings is no joke. If Green Bay looses him, it will hurt them some what.

    ______________________

    Jennings is a good guy also…

    I am getting a better feeling for this sining…If it happens ???…

    @Blues…

    Robinson had 4 concussions last fall…He might retire…And if he doesn’t…He is a huge injury risk for any team to take on… :-(

  604. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    yea im too desperate for a WR to not accept Jennings … beggars cant be choosers

    give Ponder a good wr core and then we can fully judge him

  605. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    oh my…

    *signing

  606. By Nit Picking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I’d pass on Robinson as well just because of those pesky concussions. I’m a fan of Kevin Walter though.

  607. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

  608. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

  609. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I am glad to see we signed Simpson. Simpson is a play maker. He has that knack to make big plays. If he can be a more consistent, he could help bring some noise to our offense.

  610. By iaVIKE on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    He’s been at Winter Park all morning….. Highly doubt they’re sippin coffee. Do your thing Rick!

  611. By celticvikingwarrior on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    @ WRHop…
    Thank you very much for the kind words, much appreciated !
    Re: Burton I remember the exact play you mention and it made me sick to my stomach, it was a disgrace, and worse he did the EXACT same thing in the preseason….

    Re: Jennings, I don’t see him getting more than a 3-4 year contract (MAX) at a total of maybe 16.5 mill. to 19 mill. with incentives included….

    I also agree re: “‘Summers”, with the WR corp we had there was no reason not to see what he could do…

    If we fail to draft one of the top 3 QB’s (would have to trade up for Geno, so he’s out) Barkley and E.J.Manuel are also probably out of the question as well.
    Keep an eye out as the draft goes on for the QB out of “DUKE” named SEAN RENFREE.
    This kid has all the tools and led them to a winning record for the first time in….forever…
    He was also tutored, developed by the same guy who did the same with both Mannings, no not Archie….

    Man, K.C., Miami, Detroit and Chicago have really improved themselves…..however I still prefer our way of doing it…..takes longer but also lasts longer and is more rewarding…..

  612. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    If sign Jennings, I hope we draft Tavon Austin! I would we happy with that UPGRADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  613. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings has not been at winter park all day, not going there til tonight

  614. By Tomcat on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    The Chiefs are the only team I like other than the Vikes, so I have seen a lot of Cassel. He is not as bad as some think. One year he threw for 27 TD`s and 10 or so INT`s. He would be a good backup.

  615. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities’ Tom Pelissero pa sses along word in the agent community that the Vikings will likely sign free agent Matt Cassel “if they can agree on money.”

  616. By celticvikingwarrior on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Cruel I know, but DAM that guy from NFL network with Speilman on the “home” page has some SERIOUS ears…
    He’s REALLY hard to watch on the network….it’s distracting….

  617. By Tomcat on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Aw shucks. I wanted Sean Smith.

  618. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

  619. By Tomcat on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Cassel would be a good move. He went to the Pro Bowl a few years ago.

  620. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    http://thevikingage.com/2013/03/14/greg-jennings-visiting-with-vikings-may-still-choose-packers/

  621. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings agreed to terms with QB Matt Cassel

  622. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Cassel?
    Say it ain’t so Joe!

  623. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Finally Ponder can be our backup

  624. By Mike B. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Well if the Cassel Report is true good bye Joe Webb.

  625. By iaVIKE on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    My bad Parkway, i was under the impression that he was already there.

  626. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I posted a tom pelissero tweet confirms cassell signing but it says awaiting moderation

  627. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings agreed to terms with QB Matt Cassel.
    The Vikings were nearly as eager to sign Cassel as they were to unload Percy Harvin. They were the only team linked to the fading signal caller both before and after his release from the Chiefs. Cassel is an upgrade on Joe Webb in that he could conceivably be thrown into the fire without crumbling, but it’s hard to strongly recommend a player who’s committed 30 turnovers over his past 18 games, even as a backup. Even if Christian Ponder struggles again in 2013, Cassel is not a serious threat to his job.

  628. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Cassel will have to practice with one arm tied behind his back so that Ponder has no competion.

  629. By Mike B. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Well there is the first of my FA predictions a good #2 QB. Now waitingon the WR.

  630. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    WRHopkins – sounds like Cassel was what the vikings were looking for then.
    …..thats alot of interceptions tho.

  631. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Still no Jenning news…..thats a good sign.

  632. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    they must be still talking.

  633. By celticvikingwarrior on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    NFL network also confirms “Cassell to VIKINGS” 12:35 p.m. pst
    p.s. It’s 93 degree’s outside….

  634. By Mike B. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    NFL is reporting that Jennings and Viks are looking to make a deal

  635. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Vikings_agree_to_terms_with_quarterback_Matt_Cassel_source_confirms031413

  636. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I can’t stand 90 degree temps……0r 20 below.

  637. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Cassel will also be a good stopgap QB “if”/when we figure out Ponder isn’t the guy

  638. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    So is Jennings @ Winter Park, or not? I’ve read that he was starting off his FA tour there, but Parkway says he won’t go there until tonight.

    Good to hear the Cassel news. There’s still a chance our newest WR might be named Webb. Doubtful, but a chance.

  639. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    WRHopkins – sounds like Cassel was what the vikings were looking for then.
    …..thats alot of interceptions tho.

    __________________

    Champ…

    I kind of like this signing thou…Cassel and Ponder have a similar game set…

    The problem with a Webb…Joe is a pistol style QB…

    And the money sounds right…Might be able to get another solid player in free agency yet !… ;-)

  640. By celticvikingwarrior on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Would have loved to have the money for CB Sean Smith and S Bernard Pollard, oh well….

    Hope the Vikes scouts are out and busy today…..”pro days” for WR Keenan Allen—LB Kiko Alonso-(Oregon)—WR’s Tavon Austin & Steadman Bailey among many others….

  641. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I think Cassel will be fine…..getting out of KC might be just what he needed.
    I wonder what will happen with Webb? I can’t see him beating out Thompson.

  642. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

  643. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Expected to COMPETE!!…alright!!!!

  644. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    …..maybe Jennings would have it no other way!!!

  645. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Compete for the starting job???? That wasn’t in the plan. Thought they hired him for his clipboard holding expertise.

  646. By jonas on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Saw @AdamSchefter tweet Matt Cassel is expected to compete for starting job. For now, though, #Vikings sources insist he’s strictly a backup

    per Tom Pelissero

  647. By Smith22DMVP on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    We really need to get Jennings that would instantly give us a credible wide out, a promising young wide out in Wright, Simpson is a strong 3-5 wide out and use one of our top picks on a big Wide out. Then we will truely know if ponder can be the guy or not. Follow with 2 D picks and our team is very balanced and set up to win now and setting up for long term

  648. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    doesn’t matter what the viking sources say…..it would be stupid not to play the best qb you have – whoever it is.

  649. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    cassel isn’t going to come in here and not compete because his future depends on how he does when he gets the chance.

  650. By Smith22DMVP on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    plus jennings would go a LONG way in helping Wright and who ever we draft grow and develope. It is in my mind the most important thing we can do right now. I get that rick wants to be a build through the draft team, but this way we still build 95% through draft, but also increase the team talent level with out selling our soul (favre)

  651. By celticvikingwarrior on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    @ PTviking
    Ray Malaluga is a good LB, however style wise he’s very similar to Brinkley, more of a run stuffing thumper. He covers only slightly better than Brinkley.
    He was a very good LB for U.S.C. 4 years ago, but even then you could see his limitations and that Clay Mathews and Brian Cushing were much better players.
    Remember, there is a reason Cincinnati is letting him test the market and probably won’t resign him after just 4 years…

  652. By warren on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    What kind of contract did Cassel get?

  653. By PurplHaze on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    You guys are aware Cassel turns 31 in May, right?

    In my opinion, Fitzpatrick would have been a better option. Not thrilled about Cassel.

  654. By Smith22DMVP on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Cassel’s age is really a non factor. He is being brought in to teach and aid Ponder’s growth with his starting exp. Also should ponder go down, he is capable of stepping in. He isnt here to be our future so the fact that he is almost 31 means next to nothing..

  655. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Aaron Rodgers is 30.

  656. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    LOL negativity on Cassel starting already ….

  657. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Im 38

  658. By Mike B. on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I will have to agree there should be a good competition between Cassel and Ponder. It should make both better.

  659. By jonas on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Matt Cassel will average about $4m/yr with Minn, with chance to earn more if he plays. 2 yr deal can be voided after 2013 by the QB

  660. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Wow not at this price….

  661. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

  662. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Who was crying about Jackson being in Green Bay?

  663. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Noah lived to around 900.

  664. By PurplHaze on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    By Smith22DMVP on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply
    Cassel’s age is really a non factor. He is being brought in to teach and aid Ponder’s growth with his starting exp. Also should ponder go down, he is capable of stepping in. He isnt here to be our future so the fact that he is almost 31 means next to nothing..
    *******
    You obviously aren’t considering the possibility that Ponder ends up NOT being the QB Rick and Les believe he will. Then?

  665. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Matt Cassell will compete for the job but he will loose. At least you better hope he looses. I expect Ponder to step up and have game this year.
    This is a GREAT signing. If Ponder should go down with a injury, we now have a back up QB that will be able to step in and run the offense. Plus Cassell will help out with Ponder and MBT’s develope. This is a killer signing.

  666. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I dont care … Im glad we have a more viable back up QB than Joe Webb

  667. By Smith22DMVP on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    then we move on go from there, Cassel still can easily have a few years in him if needed. Then next year look at drafting a top end QB prospect. I mean do you really think at this point with our build through the draft mentality we would pick up a back up QB in hopes he will be our franchise QB if our current one fails? that makes no sense. He is a mentor, and a stop gate till we find a new Franchise QB if ponder fails.

  668. By PTviking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    @celticvikingwarrior
    Thanks for the info on Maualuga. Any FA Lb you think the Vikings should look at?
    Or should they simply wait for the draft and perhaps use a #1 pick on one?

  669. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Sounds like if Cassel plays better than Ponder (beats him out) he can leave and play somewhere else in 2014 if he chooses, and Ponder would still be the starter here.

  670. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    vikes should concentrate on LB and Jennings now.

  671. By PurplHaze on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Smith …. Are you this closed minded in real life?

  672. By Smith22DMVP on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    @Champ, yea that could be the way off it, though I feel this is Ponders prove it year. If he flops I think they start looking to draft a new QB. They signed Cassel expecting him to NOT be out Ponder… if he does, i think its the nail in his coffin and we move on… just my 2 cents ( i think ponder steps up this season if we get him WR help, aka jennings and a 1st rounder)

  673. By Smith22DMVP on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    No but I do look at how our GM operates and use logic. They invested too much in Ponder at this point to sign a guy they expect to take the spot over. IF Ponder fails, Cassel can step in for a year or two untill we can get a hold of a new QB to build on

  674. By PurplHaze on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply
    LOL negativity on Cassel starting already ….
    *******
    have to counteract the Ponder hate! ;-)

  675. By iaVIKE on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    @Champ, yea that could be the way off it, though I feel this is Ponders prove it year. If he flops I think they start looking to draft a new QB. They signed Cassel expecting him to NOT be out Ponder… if he does, i think its the nail in his coffin and we move on… just my 2 cents ( i think ponder steps up this season if we get him WR help, aka jennings and a 1st rounder)
    ——————————————————————

    Exactly. I’m a Ponder supporter, but if he doesn’t have a good year this year it’s time to move on.

  676. By Tomcat on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Cassel took the Chiefs to their last playoff appearance, threw 27 TD`s with 7 INT`s and went to the Probowl in his best season.

  677. By Smith22DMVP on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I think Cassel is a great siging for the team. He can step in if needed, brings solid exp to help ponder and MBT grow

  678. By Tomcat on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    If we had Cassel last year, at least 50-50 we win the playoff with Hackers.

  679. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings alert
    NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported. A source told Rapoport that “both sides are serious” about trying to piece together a deal.

  680. By Alex on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    It is a lot of money but we needed this signing. Would have preferred someone different but it will work. Hopefully this will make Ponder work harder than he already was and it may make him better.

  681. By Troutdaddy on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, here we go…. Cassel… Possibly Jennings… Now it gets interesting. This could be a very lucretive deal for the Vikes and give a much needed boost to the offense…

  682. By purple freek on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Webb would make a better TE than Carlson!

  683. By Dr. Remulak on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    @Tomcat

    I watch a lot of games every year but I don’t think I saw even one Chiefs game last year. Give us your take on what went wrong with Cassel in KC.

    It seems like he started out pretty good there and then things went south really fast.

  684. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    By purple freek on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply
    Webb would make a better TE than Carlson!
    ________________________________________________________________

    I agree

  685. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    WOW Jennings had 19 catches in the last 3 games of last season … 8 for 120yds vs us. I hope we sign him more than ever!

  686. By Alex on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Does Carlson not pass block well? I don’t see what all the hate on him is sure he doesn’t go out and catch the ball that much but isn’t he very good at protecting Ponder? When he was injured Ponder was getting killed with sacks and we have a very good pass catching tight end in Rudolph.

  687. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Im annoyed he was the “big name” signing last season and got 5 million for 8 catches … Ponder wasnt getting killed anytime. 30 sacks is about average for an NFL season

  688. By Richard1A on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Titus, I mean I don’t pitty him & his lifestyle, he makes enough money for 99% of us here to be happy! many of us would be happy with a few million in the bank!

  689. By purple freak on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe thats why they havent released him? That would be pretty dam cool!

  690. By PurplHaze on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Carlson just joined us last year, and maybe the playbook change was too big for him to take off as expected right away. Based on everything that was said about him during last off-season, he’s better than what he showed in 2012. And, the guy did restructure, which indicates he knows he didn’t do well. That says quite a bit for his character, in my eyes.

  691. By purple freak on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Carlson is a catching TE not a blocking TE. Too small!

  692. By Jeremy on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Holy **** we just signed Matt Cassel

  693. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    John Carlson … 8 catches … 43 yards … 5 million

    Rhett Ellison … 7 catches … 65 yards … very good blocker … 4th round draft pick

  694. By Richard1A on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    urlacher, lets get him, sign him! we need the awesome defense we once were. He used to be a player who could win the game by himself! I’m sure he’s got alot left in him!!

  695. By Troutdaddy on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    So, do we keep Webb and make him a WR? Make him earn his keep finally or do we ditch him. I like the kid. He is obviously a talent, but I just think he is not a QB for the NFL. We should have never “Not” used him last year. He should have played in some capacity to see what he could really do. We di not and so now he is a huge question mark. Noone knows what to do with him. I have a feeling he is going bye-bye, but he could end up as an interesting change-up if the Vikes want to keep him.

    If we do keep him, then we better well freakin use him! Thoughts?

  696. By jonas on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Greg Jennings is on the way here now. Formal meeting tomorrow. Nothing gets done tonight, per sources. Not sure if anything will. #Vikings

    #Vikings are still gauging what Jennings wants and I’m sure Jennings’ people are gauging what he can get. We’ll see what happens.

    per Tom Pelissero

  697. By purple freak on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I would just like to see Webb stay a Viking but as a WR or TE.

  698. By Richard1A on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Kyle Rudolph, the “TE” he was a outstanding pickup, hoping for another grade A draft!

  699. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

  700. By sadvikefan on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Nothing gets done tonight = will re-sign with GB by midnight

    Do you think Spielman still has no intentions of trading Percy?? lol

  701. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Today is my birthday. Please, Minnesota Vikings sign a free agent, Jordan Shipley. Please, I watched him in college at Texas, he is a beast WR! Sign him, he is better than Jennings. Matt Cassel will be a great backup. Is it a good signing? Not sure, I used to like him when he played for the Patriots. He could beat out Ponder, Webb easily if he wanted.

  702. By QB on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I would rather have a lobotomy than have urlacher play for the Vikes.

  703. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Jordan Shipley, WR from Texas. SIGN HIM! He still holds Texas WR record for TDs and RECs. SIGN HIM!!!!

  704. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply
    Jordan Shipley, WR from Texas. SIGN HIM! He still holds Texas WR record for TDs and RECs. SIGN HIM!!!!
    ____________________________________________________________

    LOL … wrong

  705. By Tomcat on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Dr.R–Where to begin? Cassels Chiefs career was going great until a series of injuries took its toll. In 2010 he went to the playoffs and Probowl. In 2011 he broke his hand and had a concussion, ending the season on the DL. Last year, he had a horrendous start- INT`s, F`s, and this time he went down with a head injury, with fans cheering as he was carted off the field. When he came back in a month or so it was as a backup to Brady Quinn.

  706. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    oops sorry Larson … you might be wright. My eyes saw “Texans” but you said Texas … you’re probably right.

  707. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    err right not wright … eyes not working right today

  708. By Dr. Remulak on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I think they’ll let Webb compete for a WR spot. The TE thing is interesting. He’d be the fastest TE in the league and that’s a fact!

    He is really well liked by the other players and Frazier is pretty fond of the kid. I’d be shocked if they cut him without letting him tryout at WR or another position.

    His athleticism is off the charts! I’d be really surprised if they couldn’t find a place for him on the team.

  709. By Tomcat on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    QB- My fingers are crossed.

  710. By QB on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    LarsonFamily, I had season tickets to the Longhorns for 25 years, and I think Shipley would also be a good pickup. I still can’t believe that Colt McCoy is not starting in Cleveland.

  711. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

  712. By Tomcat on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    DrR– p.s.- Alot of Cassels downfall was due to the degeneration of the entire Chiefs team. Their defense was a shambles, and his only target was Bowe.

  713. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Did you know Colt McCoy still holds Passing Tds Record?
    Did you know Jordan Shipley still holds TDs and Receptions Record?

    Are they cheaper than Cassel and Jennings? Please sign them both and release the dirtbag Webb.

  714. By Nicholas on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Not surprised by the Cassel signing at all. Good move IMO. Perhaps he can get healthy again and push Ponder…and answer the call if needed.

  715. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    by Dan Hanzus – nfl.com:
    “Cassel represents a known commodity who has had past success with the Chiefs and New England Patriots. Did he chose the Vikings over the Bucs because he believed he had a better chance of beating out Ponder in Minnesota than Josh Freeman in Tampa Bay”?

  716. By Nit Picking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I hope that they bring A.P. with them to the dinner with Jennings.

  717. By QB on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Tomcat, unfortunately, Cassell also got on the negative side of the fans. They even cheered when he was injured. Good time for him to go to a new town.

  718. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    If I was a G.M. I would of still got some more money left for me to spend by signing Colt McCoy and Jordan Shipley instead of Cassel and Jennings. I would of saved us 17 millions and spend on Revis for a CB across from Chris Cook and save money to buy in draft of Teo Manti as a LB and a speedy WR in first round. This is the secret receipt. Try it, Vikings you are looking at the White GOLD SuperBowl.

  719. By Nit Picking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Larson- Isn’t McCoy still on the Browns roster though?

  720. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Probably but we can offer him a 7th round for him. He is still worth about 940k a year while we invested 4 millions in Cassel.

  721. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder has only been our QB for 1 1/2. He has a very impressive 4 game stretch that helps us get into the playoffs. AND THAT 4 GAME STRETCH WAS HUGE!! Without it we do not get into the playoffs. Matt Cassell has been in the league for how long!!! Cassell is a GREAT back up QB. Not much more then that. Unless he can pull a Jim Plunkett out of his butt. Is so, great, I would love to see it!

  722. By Nit Picking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I like Shipley but doesn’t he have quite a lengthy list of concussions/other injuries in the NFL already? Which is kind of a concern.

  723. By Nit Picking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I’m not saying that its a bad plan, but those were just question I was wonder about.

  724. By Dr. Remulak on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    4 years learning from Belichick and Brady can’t hurt either. He’s 6’4″

    There are definitely some things to like about this guy, good signing Vikes.

  725. By sealthedeal on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    greg jennings and danario alexander (should be cheap) in free agency

    pick up a veteran cb in free agency

    draft keenan allen and a dt or mlb in the first round

    draft a dt or mlb in the second round

    draft an og in the third round

  726. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    How do I upload the youtube of his career highlights in Texas?

  727. By QB on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Nit Pick, yes Shipley has had a hard time staying on the field. He would be a good guy to have in your rotation, probably a # 3 guy, but when healthy, great hands, smart, and excellent route runner.

  728. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

  729. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    There.. WATCH HIM!!!

  730. By die hard 67 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Greg Jennings is a great reciever, and I hope he signs. Shipley, Really…………………

  731. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Someone needs to advertises Jordan Shipley to get Spielman’s attention about this dude. He is worth the take than all the Vikings Wrs , Armonshadu, Jenkins, Burton, Summer, Camirillo. Shipley is way better than all of the past additons of our WR since Moss’s departure. Please Spielman, GET SHIPLEY!

  732. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings is going to cost you 10 millions or more while Shipley is worth under 2 millions and he will work hard to get back in NFL level. He had bad luck in Jaguars. Vikings are very good at experimenting young WRs as they did in Jarius Wright. If Wright can do it, so can Shipley.

  733. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Since Vikings signed Cassel which is to late, we can still offer 7th round for Colt McCoy and see what we can get out of him when Cassel is hurt. Maybe have him compete with these two QB. I bet he will impressed a lot on the coaches because what he did in Texas, he is the Tom Brady in college.

  734. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Colt McCoy and Brady Quinn struggled in Browns because the coaches werent very good. If Colt or Quinn was drafted by the Patriots he would of beat Tom Brady easily like Tom doesn’t even exist. Brady Quinn and Colt McCoy both drafted by the Browns where all the good QBs don’t want to be in. I noticed Browns team has problems with play-callings and it never worked out with these two QBs.

  735. By QB on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    State of The Vikings on nfl network this hour.

  736. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

  737. By deadmeat on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    The worst part about the Cassell signing is that it is going to create so much unwarranted buzz against Ponder. Ponder is still coming into his own, and learning. But Cassell provides the potential of a “proven” starter. The Ponder haters are going to back Cassell by pointing out that he has been to the Pro Bowl, completely ignoring the fact that he has sucked for the past 2-years, so bad that he actually got cheers from his own fans when he got injured.

    I just hope that our fans will have more sense to them than that. Because while Ponder may not be showing signs of an elite QB, that doesn’t mean that he still can’t turn into a solid franchise QB for the team. But in a game like the NFL, without the support of your fans, it’s tough for anyone to realize their full potential.

  738. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Cassel chose Vikings ….

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000150832/article/matt-cassel-agrees-to-minnesota-vikings-contract

  739. By blues kluews on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    i am ok with the signing of cassel because it isn’t guarenteed for a quarterback to play all 16 games and cassel would make a good back-up. although if the vikings say they aren’t going to sign jennings because of salary issues im going to be pi**ed

  740. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Whats up with our Web Master Blog Hobbs? Is he trying to get into the book of world records for the most activity on a blog?

  741. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    To tell you the truth, Cassel is the worst free agent Vikings has signed. Sign Jordan Shipley and offer a 7th round for Colt McCoy, and then look into the draft for a couple WR, 1 in first round pick and the others in late round picks, then pick up a MLB, Teo Manti in the first round and then fill up the holes that we need. Simple. We will have more money to spend for the next season to resign the contracts to those that complete the goals.

  742. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman!!!! GET JORDAN SHIPLEY PLEASE, he can do kick return, he can be a RB, he can do deep, he can do short route, he can do wide-out, he is harvin and welker combined!

  743. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Forget Jennings. We don’t need Green Bay Packer’s players. They are going to look at us and say, yep Vikings always have to get something from Packers to make them look like a contender. We can do it without their players, Jennings is a Packers and he will not do anything to help us get better. I highly doubt it, Jordan Shipley is neutral and he will sign to whoever they’re interested in him.

  744. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman!!! You will thank me later on how I saved you 12 millions on Jennings. Jordan Shipley is worth the take! For my BIRTHDAY man, Com’on Man!

  745. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman!! I saved you over 8 millions on Jennings and by signing Jordan Shipley is going to be one of my best birthday present ever because I saved you money!?!?!? Com’on man! Do the right thing.. Sign Jordan Shipley!

  746. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Larson … Shipley has 6 starts in 4 years and 79 catches … he is hardly worth all your hype … he is garbage

  747. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Jardan Shipley 6 starts in 4 years …. on cr’appy teams

    http://www.nfl.com/player/jordanshipley/497324/profile

  748. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    oops sorry 6 starts in 3 years … 2 catches in the last 2 years

  749. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Nowhere to go but up, eh Shawn?

  750. By Parody on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Oh great. Now LarsonFamily is trying to take the credit for the team avoiding Jennings. Talk about arrogance.

  751. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Browns su cks they had the worst Offense Coach and they never got the play calling correct. It made it harder for Colt McCoy or Brady Quinn to get the play right to fit their system and throw the ball to the WR, along with their WR coaches, they su ck too. If we bring him in with the staff we have will get Shipley to improve a lot quicker than most medias expect out of him. Trust me, he is the worth the signing.

  752. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings is out of order. He has passion for the Packers and it is not going to help us get any better. I can’t see how even his stats says so but he will not play as hard as he does in the Packers. He will end up like Jenkins!! Trust me with the 10 milions we’re spending, he is Jenkins!

  753. By Nit Picking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Yea because our OC and play calling is spot on.

  754. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Cassel chose the Vikes cuz he know he had the best chance to start

  755. By Nit Picking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Hey some say Jenkins is a probowl caliber WR.

    I mean I personally don’t but I know at least one person on this blog that thinks so.

  756. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Not me that’s for sure, Nit.

  757. By Nit Picking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Yea that what was a jab at Vikings Rule.

    Happy Birthday by the way Larson.

  758. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn- you gave Chris Cook so much credits about how great he is as a CB while he was absent the last couple years. He came back and became a successful CB because of the trouble and injuries behind him. Learn the experience from Chris Cook and put it on Jordan Shipley, could he get come back of the year? Absolutely and he would probably get his fames back on the ESPN as a regularly highlights. We will see that from him, that’s how good he is worth to us, offense.

  759. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Thank you, Nit.

    My birthday wish list.

    1. Sign Jordan Shipley
    2. Offer 7th round for Colt McCoy
    3. Release Webb
    4. Sign Darelle Revis
    5. Draft Teo Manti
    6. Draft WR the best on
    7. Fill in all the holes that we need to prepare for the season.

  760. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    That might be one of the worst wish lists …..

  761. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Or the best wish lists….

  762. By Nit Picking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Or a mediocre wish list….

    There I think we covered all the bases.

  763. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    lol

  764. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    1. Sign Jordan Shipley -NO
    2. Offer 7th round for Colt McCoy – NO
    3. Release Webb – BAD
    4. Sign Darelle Revis – Too expensive, unknown condition after knee
    5. Draft Teo Manti – No x 87
    6. Draft WR the best one -Obvious
    7. Fill in all the holes that we need to prepare for the season.- Obvious/Vague

  765. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I used to watch Texas only because of Colt McCoy and Jordan Shipley were getting all the attentions in College so I watched them play every game, breaking records, you name it and they did it. After I heard about Colt going in Browns I knew its going to ruin his career. The system in Browns were always terrible and still is. It just not fair to see his career end because of that, so supposedly if he was drafted in Broncos or Patriots he would make a name of himself because of the system they’ve got, very powerful. Jordan Shipley were already getting knee surgery at the time of his draft and he spend rehabbing his knees while he is in the Jaguars, he couldn’t get healthy at the same time they rushed in and got a Justin in first round draft last year. They forgot about Jordan Shipley and now he is a Free Agent, it is like Tom Brady was the best pick in Draft because he was drafted in 6th round is like it is the best free agent since he is the cheapest WR and has talents as a WELKER/HARVIN combined. That’s a huge one!

  766. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    To be honest with you I personally love Ponder but I still have faith in Colt McCoy over Ponder. I can’t lie to you.

  767. By celticvikingwarrior on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    @ PTviking
    The one LB I would like to see if we could get at a fair price with the speed to cover, and get after the QB on occasion is KARLOS DANSBY!
    I think he would be a nice pickup….

  768. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    they should try Webb at safety.

  769. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    he could be a Joey Browner clone

  770. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I’ve been following Eric Decker since he was drafted by the Broncos. Eric Decker is a former Minnesota Gophers, WR. I am having a feelings that the Broncos are gonna do something with Eric Decker and if they indeed going to do something with him, obviously we need to get this dude. He is a great hardcore WR and he can do just about anything except Kick Returner.

  771. By justin on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I want the Greg Jennings deal done ASAP! Can’t think about anything else until its done. Also want to draft Tavon Austin. Have him wear #12, and a casual fan won’t know the difference.

  772. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Joe Webb is too nice to be a Joey Browner clone. Browner was nasty … borderline dirty at times

  773. By Steven on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    LarsonFamily I disagree with your whole list

  774. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    after the draft the vikes should hold a try out camp for all wr’s not drafted

  775. By Nit Picking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Cassel chose the Vikes cuz he know he had the best chance to start
    _____________________________________________________________

    Meh, I’m not so sure about this one. There was reports that the Buc’s could be planning on moving on from Freeman while Frazier has come out and said any QB we bring in is strictly just here for a back up.

  776. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Here is my new wish list….

    1. Sign Jordan Shipley
    2. Do not sign Jennings, Packers are our worst enemy!
    3. Offer 7th round for Colt McCoy
    4. Release Webb
    5. Sign Revis or call Broncos and offer 2014 6th or 7th for Eric Decker.
    6. Draft 1st round LB and WR
    7. Fill in the holes through Draft late picks
    8. Trade Cassel.. bwahahahahaha

  777. By blues kluews on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    larsonfamily- it is just a fact that jennings is a better player than shipley and even if jennings signs for 10 million a season it will be worth it

  778. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings is Jenkins 2.0

  779. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Anyone want their d*ck sucked in Park Rapids I’m mobile

  780. By blues kluews on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    you really think the broncos will take a 6 or 7th round pick for eric decker? and you really don’t want jennings justs because he was a packer? that is the stupidest thing i’ve ever heard on this website.

  781. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    For 10 millions of Jenkins is not WORTH it!

  782. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Huh!

  783. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Stupidest thing you’ve heard and have you not seen the past how we failed over and over by bringing in packers players in our team? We got Brett Favre, Longwell. What have they done to us?

  784. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    WRHopkins2013 I’m down 763-971-6082

  785. By Nit Picking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Longwell, Farve, and Sharper all played very well for us.

  786. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    The Honey Badger is getting some air today I see. That kid is a top 10 draft choice that somebody will get a steal on. The dude can ball and his skill set is off the charts.

  787. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    WRHOPKINS,
    I did not send you that #. Somebody on this blog copied my name and sent you that #. Why? I have no idea.

  788. By Derrick.G on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Longwell was one of the best kickers we ever had since Anderson. Favre nearly took us to the Super Bowl on a team that was starting to trend downward imo. We were a better core team in 2008, If we had Favre a year before, we would have been unstoppable.

  789. By STEEL PANTHER on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    DEATH TO ALL BUT METAL!!!!!!!!!!

  790. By john61 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    good sign vikes. cassel learn are plays fast,

  791. By Nit Picking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder AP- You probably said something that someone didn’t agree with. So instead of trying to have a rational discussion with you they’ll decided to use your name and make stupid comments. It happens all the time on here and its quite annoying.

  792. By blues kluews on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    darrius heyward-bey is better than shipley

  793. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Nit Picking – agreed – every village has its idiot.

  794. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I understand your positions but the Packers overbid us on Jennings while he was asking 6 Millions, Packers went up to 10 to forced us to bid it out to get him. That’s the enemy of the Packers does to us, so don’t waste a player off of the Packers team and get a neutral one like Jordan Shipley, Eric Decker, and Colt McCoy to fill up the back ups and use Draft to fix the problems. That way they all can developed the same way they roll the game.

  795. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Tebow was good in college too… need I go on?

  796. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I see “vikings rule” is getting himself into all sorts of trouble ???…
    Especially if that is a real phone number posted above ???…
    And whoever owns that number reports it to the police !!!…

    It is your computer that posted that phone number and will be linked to you VR…Not me…

    If someone comes knocking at your door in a few days in a blue uniform…
    You will know why ???…lol…

  797. By Nit Picking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder AP I hate people like that they remind me of my b*tch girlfriend who left with that carney when state fair came around

  798. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    The packers strategically jumped ahead of us in the draft last year also and took Hayward.

  799. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings, Jenkins 2.0 cost us 10 millions and we’re going to have to cut some big players next year for sure because of it. By signing Jordan Shipley, find an offers to get Eric Decker and Colt McCoy, save us 10 millions to put in for their next year contracts.

  800. By Champ Henson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    LarsoFamily – what do you see in colt mcCoy? He’s not going to make it in the nfl.

  801. By johnny on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    with the 23 rd pick, we have to take tavon austin. If not i think we should trade up to get him. Folks, forget the size, this guy is bar none the greatest player in this draft. He has unbelivable speed, accaleration , agility and has good hands. He may not be as strong as percy but i honestly believe this guy is more faster, agile and explosive. You have to realize what this guy did at the college level to understand how special he is. I stilll think we need a bigger reciever but you cannot pass on this unbeliavble talent. I think he is very Barry sanders like but he plays reciever wich is a psotion of need for us. He will be a mega star barring injury

  802. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Tim Tebow is in a whole different scenario. He runs, and play the same play over and over and over. He played 8 offense plays over and over each game. The coach made it so simple for Tebow to play while Colt McCoy got over 40 Passing TDs and he played over 25 plays per game.

  803. By Alex on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Not a chance we pay Jennings 10 million with the Welker and Amendola signings at 6 million.

  804. By Nit Picking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Champ Henson your dumb colt mccoy should be our qb for the future

  805. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Champ,
    Do you own a pitch fork?

  806. By Nit Picking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    By Nit Picking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder AP I hate people like that they remind me of my b*tch girlfriend who left with that carney when state fair came around
    ________________________________________________________________

    And thank you for proving my point.

  807. By Nit Picking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    LarsonFamily you can’t even tie your shoes let alone find a good player

  808. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

  809. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Lmao Nit Picking she left you for a carney?

  810. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Champ- He has a lot of potentials and he can throw deep! He shoots 90 mph shotgun pass and can read defense. Its the Browns team, the coaches that shut him down because these coaches couldn’t figure themselves out. Did you see the way Pete Carroll does to his QB, Russell Wilson? He is 5’10, second shortest QB in NFL and has been successful coming from Wisconsin. I see how he does it, he instead of having his QB stand behind the Center, he changed the plays and have him stand 5 yards behind his center to give him options, to throw or to run since he has speed. Pete is a mastermind play book and he made the plays so simple for Wilson to play it out. Now if Pete had the chance to developed Colt McCoy he would of developed a lot better than our top 10 NFL QBs. If we add Jordan Shipley, it will be a great combinations for Colt and Shipley to play together again and represent their school in our Vikings Territory.

  811. By johnny on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Larson, Youre a Lunatic if we think we are going to get a 3rd string qb and No name reciever. To make matters worse, You actually think this might work out? You need help my firend

  812. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Colt has a noodle arm

  813. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Johnny- Have you watched Jordan Shipley highlights? Have you watched Colt McCoy highlights? Have you watched Eric Decker in both, Gophers and Denver? These are a popular names that you just don’t pay attention to?

  814. By tom n j on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    larson put the rope around your neck and jump. YEEPEE

  815. By Nit Picking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Lol Shawn, yea I guess I could’ve done that better.

    My point that was proven was this one

    __________________________________________________________________

    By Nit Picking on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply
    You probably said something that someone didn’t agree with. So instead of trying to have a rational discussion with you they’ll decided to use your name and make stupid comments. It happens all the time on here and its quite annoying.

    _____________________________________________________________

    But by writing that I made myself an easy target.

  816. By johnny on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Well i have heard of eric decker. hes decent in denver, Also it doesnt hurt #18 is throwing him the ball. But seriously…..Shipley and Mccoy??? Listen to TomNJ’s advice and get busy with that rope

  817. By BYRON VIKINGS FAN on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Larson Family, are you even a vikings fan? some of the stuff you are saying is just crazy…..colt mccoy? jordan shipley?…for real?…i would personally love to see jennings here as would most vikings fans…& teo?…really? maybe you didnt watch much of him @ notre dame but he isnt that good, thats a fact, see the national championship?…there is a pretty good chance alec ogletree will be there @ #23 & if not arthur brown will be. @ 25 i would hope they go w/keenan allen, tavon austin or deandre hopkins would be immediate starters, beenie logan would be awesome in the 3rd round and whats anyone think about using our 4th rndr on tyrann mathieu?..those mid & late picks need to be used on wrs & d-line help…also seems a little strange we havent been mentioned in any of the free agent corners. just my opinions guys

  818. By Alex on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    OK lets not tell each other to kill ourselves.
    On the Jennings tweet he smiled at a girl and that is hot news? I smile at every pretty girl I see….

  819. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Jordan Shipley has a huge FAME like Randy Moss was as a Vikings, but in the College of Texas. He was one of the best WR in Texas history and he just happened to get hurt on his last game in Bowl Game. He injuries ever since he was drafted by the Jaguars. He never had the opportunity to prove his worth.

    Colt McCoy also has a huge Fame like Tom Brady as a New England in NFL, but in College of Texas. He broke Passing TDs, Yards, in Texas history and still stands. He was drafted by the Browns where they never had success with developing QB.

    Eric Decker, from Minnesota Gophers, showed a lot of flashes in college games and he was drafted by the Denver. He has carried the team to the playoffs with Peyton Manning. Since they signed Welker they are going to have to release one of their WR. I am assuming, Eric Decker. He is a great addition.

  820. By blues kluews on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    johnny i agree with you on Tavon Austin and even though he isn’t as big as harvin he has proved he is durable and has a better work ethic

  821. By Alex on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Why would the Broncos release Decker?

  822. By Ap all day on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    How bout Hayward bay wr ?

  823. By tom n j on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Larson put a rope around your neck and jump YEEPEE

  824. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Byron- Are you kidding me you wouldn’t draft a player because they didn’t win a championship? Didn’t Teo Manti helped carry the team to the Championship and it just happens to be one of his bad games like anybody has a bad games? I see Tom Brady throwing some interceptions that he shouldn’t of thrown and he is still the best QB there is in NFL. Byron I am a Vikings Fan since I was 2 years old and I am now a 29 years old man speaking my own mind. I’ve been following Vikings ever since I was a little and I’ve been going to seasons game every year.

  825. By johnny on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    First of all mr lunatic, (Is it okay if i refer to you as mr lunatic?..yes?..Great!) Jordan shipley was drafted by the Bengals, where he remained relevant and unknown, the he got cut about 2 years later with a torn knee. Second, i wouldnt mind getting eric decker since he is 10000000x better than shipley, BUT he isnt a free agent. I really think you should watch some football before you comment on this board my good sir.

  826. By johnny on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Now what was i saying?? OH YES, TAVON AUSTIN IS GOING TO BE A MEGA STAR!

  827. By BYRON VIKINGS FAN on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    i didnt say i wouldnt draft him because he didnt win a championship, i said i wouldnt draft him because he’s not that good…he will not be taken in the 1st round, he wont go in the top 40 picks

  828. By johnny on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    This poor man said “Jordan Shipley has a huge FAME like Randy Moss was as a Vikings, but in the College of Texas” IDK even know where he gets these stuff from

  829. By johnny on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Any man that describes the following attributes “He shoots 90 mph shotgun pass and can read defense” To Colt mccoy cannot discuss football……Like EVER!

  830. By johnny on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    idk about you guys but ponder leaves a very bad raste in my mouth after finding out he was one of the main reasons for harvins departure

  831. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Go look it up, type in Jordan Shipley and go through all of Texas he has done in before his injury. Even YouTube can help you find it.

    Again, type it up Colt McCoy, you will find a lot of talents from his arm than the QB we have right now.

    Broncos is getting over the salary cap because of the addition of welker so they might even try to trade Eric Decker or Release him.. either way grab him!

  832. By tom n j on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    larson any other stupid comments

  833. By johnny on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    *taste

  834. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Even better, I saved your work I’ve already post these two players up above. Two good video you can watch, 6 minutes each. Look at them deeply and figure it out what the heck am I talking about.

  835. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    YES SIGN JORDAN SHIPLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  836. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SIGN JORDAN SHIPLEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  837. By BYRON VIKINGS FAN on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    johnny…we will know by seasons end if ponder is our guy or not. i think the main reason for harvins departure was harvin…dont get me wrong but we did pretty well without him last year…pponder surly is gonna need a couple veteran recievers, i really hope jennings is 1 of them & i bet jenkins is back

  838. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Which one of these things is not like the other?

  839. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!! SIGN JORDAN SHIPLEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  840. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    DO NOT SIGN JENNINGS, HE IS JENKINS 2.0 .

    ATTENTION!!!! BEEP BEEP BEEP (FLASHES FLASHES) SIGN JORDAN SHIPLEY!!!!

  841. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    ATTENTION!!!! (FLASHES FLASHES)(ALARMING)(GUNFIRES)(RIOCHETING)(BLARING) SIGN JORDAN SHIPLEY (FLASHES FLASHES)(ALARMING)(GUNFIRES)(RIOCHETING)(BLARING)

  842. By tom n j on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    take Earl Campbell hes from TEXAS

  843. By BYRON VIKINGS FAN on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    im sure there are also some jamarcus russell & ryan leaf highlights also

  844. By tom n j on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    beep beep

  845. By Tomcat on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    What the…..

  846. By tom n j on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    talk to Larson slowwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  847. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Byron- Ok you got me there.. Jamarcus Russell, drafted by the Oakland Raiders and how did he go? Horrible, why? Again at the time he was drafted Oakland Raiders were a horrible team the same way Browns did to these Colt McCoy and Brady Quinn. Now to verify your point, when we drafted Randy Moss, he was a beast was he? He was traded to the Oakland Raiders and did he shine anything? He was called names a horrible WR and that Raiders got ripped off by the Vikings. After Moss went to New England, was he famous again? Yah, see its all based on the system of each teams.

  848. By johnny on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Oh Hush Larson. Jennings is no jenkins by any sense of the word. He is still a good player. He is not even washed up. Look what he did last year in week 17 against us. He looked like he had about 5 years left. Good pickup if we sign him. Id meet his asking price as long as its not over 10 million. Hes worth every dime. Imagine a roster with (Greg jennings/ hunter or deandre Hopkins Outwide…) (Tavon austin and jarius wright in the 2 slots) and Childs resting or getting some valuable minutes while he heals. throw in Jerome simpson as a 5th option..Holy SMOKees 5th option!! last year he was our second. But just picutre that..Its very possible. We’d be nearly unstopable…Am i forgetting someone…hmmmmm?

  849. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    To answer your question with Ryan Leaf, I never paid any attention to him so I don’t know him lol.

  850. By johnny on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Oh yeah! add in the best running back in football and Rudolph along with Rudoplh and let the fireworks go off? SERIOusly! how do you defend that?

  851. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    We need to Sign Greg Jennings and if that falls through, then give up 1st rounder for Victor Cruz. If we need cap space then we could release Allen, Williams or both next year.

  852. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Johnny- Funny how you support Greg Child when he is on the same path as Jordan Shipley was in. His first year is the same path as Greg Child, knee injury or some sort and has been sitting out for a year or longer. He has been on and off the field due to injury off and on. What makes you think Greg Child isn’t going to go the same direction as Jordan Shipley? Besides, Jordan Shipley has more talents and skills than Greg Child. Our WR looks like this 1. Jarius Wright 2. 1st Round pick Wr 3. Jordan Shipley 4. Eric Decker 5. Greg Child if he ever gets healthy.

  853. By BYRON VIKINGS FAN on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    i wouldnt say we ripped off oakland…after all we got napleon harris and used that 1st rd pick on troy williamson, who evidently couldn’t see, you woulda thought he would of had a vision test sometime during combine week.

  854. By blues kluews on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    larson- you might be 29 years old but you act like you’re 8. you are so narrow-minded you can’t even see that Jennings has had a good career and shipley can’t stay on the field.

  855. By johnny on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I dont think we should get victor cruz. heres why, Youre gonna have to give up your first round. Second youre going to have to pay the contract he deserves. and the numbers he put up the last 2 years are tops in the leagues. I think only calvin johnson put up more. So he deserves around 60 million. $60 million and and 1st rounder cannot possibly be spent on a player who is playing the same position of a guy named Tavon austin who might fall to us at 23. which will come alot cheaper

  856. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Our Offense will be perfect. We will have a great WR look at this.

    1. Jarius Wright
    2. Jerome Simpson
    3. T. Austin
    4. Jordan Shipley
    5. late round draft picks or if we could offer something to do with Eric Decker to share spot with Jordan.

  857. By johnny on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Jordan Shipley is more physically talented than greg childs? Okay go to sleep kid

  858. By BYRON VIKINGS FAN on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    johnny…austin will be there @ 25 …i also like him alot, him or allen would be great, but i hope that 23rd pick is ogletree or brown

  859. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Jordan Shipley is simply a better WR than Greg Childs to be honest with you.

  860. By johnny on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    it should be 1. greg jennings 2. deandre hopkins or justin hunter 3. tavon austin 4. jaruis wright 5. greg childs 6. jerome simpson………i think everybody on this post will agree wich recieving roster looks better

  861. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    By giving Jordan Shipley a chance he will succeed a better WR than Simpson and Greg Child altogether. Jarius Wright is Harvin while we get Jordan Shipley as having Welker and Harvin combined!!!!

  862. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Brinkley signed with Cardinals, glad we didn’t resign him

  863. By johnny on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    austin will not fall out of top 15 at this point i think

  864. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    1. Jarius Wright
    2. Jerome Simpson
    3. T. Austin
    4. Jordan Shipley
    5. Greg Childs

    Perfect order. Call Bronco for Eric Decker to get the 6th WR to support our WR cores.

  865. By johnny on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

  866. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    We need a WR yesterday. If we get one out of free agency then all we have to do is Draft one WR with a high end pick. Then we can concentrate on our ageing “D” line and a MLB.

  867. By johnny on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    barry sanders with speed^

  868. By BYRON VIKINGS FAN on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    ponder i 100 % agree with you on the wr front, i hope jennings doesnt leave town without 1st signing a contract.

  869. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Do not sign Jennings. To save your 10 millions or whatever please sign Jordan Shipley. Use that 10 millions since the fans wants big player like Revis since Winfield is cut. Revis is young and still have talents to compete in NFL level.

    1st Round: Draft Teo Manti or T.Austin
    1st Round: Draft T. Austin or Teo Manti
    2nd Round: Draft OL
    3rd Round: Draft WR for backups in case Greg Childs failed as our project WR
    4th Round: Draft whoever we need to build the team for this upcoming season.

  870. By blues kluwes on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    larson- give it a break, everyone knows you want shipley and not jennings. thats why you aren’t a GM

  871. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    You like midget receivers Larson?

  872. By Tomcat on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Buffalo just signed Jordan Shipley.

  873. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    anyone ever hear of a WR named Shipley? Just be glad we wont sign him….

  874. By Dr. Remulak on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Jordan Shipley’s Agent is on here? Sweet!!!

  875. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Why would Spileman ever sign Jennings? Too expensive and does not fit Spileman’s MO. Never gonna happen. Mark my words.

  876. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I would like to see Te’o in purple– but only in the third round or later.

  877. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I like Ponder– I think he is better than many naysayers squeal. BUT, I do question his competitiveness and drive. Where is his eye of the tiger?

  878. By johnny on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Titus, why would speilman fly jennings down here, wine and dine him, introuduce to frazier and allen and not want to sign him??????

  879. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Didn’t hear about that johnny. When was that? Interesting. I can tell you who is behind that– Wilfs want a big time name to get the ball in the end zone sooner than later. They know politically they must put a better team on the field than last year– so it is a Favre type move– good short run bang, but not long term solution.

  880. By Tomcat on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    We will have the definitive portrait of Ponder next season. Da Vinci? Doubtful. Raphael? We shall see.

  881. By john61 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    i think we can get better wide outs in the draft

  882. By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Allen is there to restructure as long as he gets in on the Old Spice commercials with Greg.

  883. By blues kluwes on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    @larsonfamily
    is your name christopher?

  884. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, lots going on– we signed Matt Cassel? What has he done lately?

  885. By john61 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    mybe better then web, move web outside

  886. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    maybe better than Webb? Maybe? Ha ha ha ha ha. Try, definitely.

  887. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Oh oh– now I can hear Fred Jones running to his computer!

  888. By john61 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    then its a good signing

  889. By Derrick.G on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    We havent had a Freddy J sighting today?

  890. By Derrick.G on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Can we get a new blog? Maybe something along the lines of ‘Vikings add depth at QB’

  891. By Frederick Jones on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Matt Cassel has been a great quarterback “IN THIS LEAGUE.”

  892. By Frederick Jones on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Seriously he did make the pro bowl in 2010 and threw 27 TDs and only 7 ints.

    That is all the jones knows about him. Did he get injured? Why did the Chiefs stink so bad last year?

  893. By Frederick Jones on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    @Titus and Derrick,

    Jones hates to disappoint, however we do not know if Cassel is the answer at QB at this point.

  894. By celticvikingwarrior on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    @Larson…..
    OK, WE GET IT, YOU LUUUUUV JORDAN SHIPLEY……NOW TAKE YOUR MEDS AND GO TO BEDDIE BY…..

    I actually agree, TO A DEGREE, that Shipley was (is?) a “GOOD” reciever, however to say that all things being equal, health wise, that Shipley is a much better receiver than Greg Childs is so far beyond IDIOTIC I can barely contain myself…..
    Actually I think if you look outside you’ll see the wagon and guys with the shirt with the REALLY LONG SLEEVES to take you back to the hospital, go quietly, IF POSSIBLE, it will go easier on you…

  895. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    HA HA HA– SEE — THE JONES Was in the shadows and as soon as I mentioned Webb’s poor performance, he blogs!

  896. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Oh, man, not the celtic – larson feud again!

  897. By celticvikingwarrior on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Arizona gives MLB Jasper Brinkley a two (2) year deal….no digits announced.

  898. By celticvikingwarrior on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    No fued, I’m DONE….the rants by that CLOWN are just very hard to take sometimes, what am I saying, ALL THE TIME….
    I also am a work in progress, and don’t always pass the test….
    No excuses, just wrong place and time….

  899. By celticvikingwarrior on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    *feud

  900. By 03 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    This is very undemocratic blog!!!!

  901. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Actually, I would suggest to the blog that Larsonfamily is one of those seemingly odd persons that is a genius.

  902. By Derrick.G on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I dont want Cassel to be our answer, I want Ponder to be the guy. But, in the event he stinks it up, in Cassel I trust.

  903. By 03 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    They must have a filter system to protect Ponder!!!!! Whatever!!!!! So depressing!!!! Don’t even post 2012 Best of Ponder Photo Gallery!!!!!!!

  904. By chris b on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    we are better today with the matt singing and will get better tomorow with the greg signing. JA is going to give him the hog tie and keep him here.

  905. By chris b on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    isnt that a joke 03. Best of ponder. Whats that a five yard dump pass.

  906. By celticvikingwarrior on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Geno Smith is going to develop into a VERY VERY GOOD QB, the only question is how long it takes, hopefully he goes to the right team….

    Here’s HOPING that ALL teams ahead of us are scared off by Tavon Austin’s size…

    REC. CORP OF;
    1. Jennings
    2.Hunter–Allen–Hopkins
    3.Austin
    4.Patton–Woods
    5.Wright
    6.Simpson
    With SUMMERS AND CHILDS in the wing’s looks pretty good to me…..

  907. By 03 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Only my hope is that Greg will really convince Vikes coaches to seriously consider new QB.

  908. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    celtic so your thinking taking 3 wrs with first 3 picks?

  909. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Atlanta signed Steven Jackson– but I still don’t see them going far. How sad to be so close year in and year out.

  910. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    To make a long story short, the Vikings have outside hopes that Childs can still be a part of their plans. But it’s far too early to count on that. And so as they go through the offseason with free agency and the draft, the only sensible way to approach business is with the worst-case scenario in mind: that Childs’ unfortunate injuries will keep him from being a major part of the equation at any point in 2013 or beyond.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/198044081.html

  911. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Do not, I repeat, DO NOT SIGN JENNINGS!!!!! He is another Bernard Berrian and Troy Williamson type of player. Plus 10 millions for a scam WR we’re going to get? Didn’t we just got rid of McNabb and Bernard Berrians since they cost us so much money and they stink so bad they had to get cut? We are bringing these two trios back again but in a different names.. Cassel and Jennings. NO !!! Vikings still have not LEARNED their mistakes from the PAST do they??!/

  912. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Sign Jordan Shipley!

  913. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    You tell them, Larsonfamily! But we already signed Cassel– too late there. Not sure why they signed him, but it is an improvement over Webb.

  914. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    By Parkway on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    You like midget receivers Larson?

    Jordan Shipley is a midget? He is taller than Jarius Wright, Harvin, Welker and he is a midget? I don’t recall you ever pay attention to those WR’s heights, have you?

  915. By H.SMITH on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Mock Draft first four rounds
    23. Keenan Allen
    25. Arthur Brown
    52. Matt Elam/Blidi Wreh-Wilson or BPA
    83. Aaron Dobson
    99. Brandon Williams (Great Motor)
    117. trade with a seventh rounder to get the Honey Badger

    Honey Badger has some negatives attached but could be out to be a great returner/safety/nickel corner. I would love to get these guys.

  916. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Titus- Vikings made a huge mistake to sign Cassell when we could of just offer 7th round pick for Colt McCoy as a backup. Saved us 4 millions plus 10 if we sign Jordan Shipley.

  917. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe Vikings have no intention of keeping Cassel– he did play really well in the past. Maybe he is a good teacher? Do we know all the nuances going on? Spileman is no dummy.

  918. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Titus- To tell you the truth, ANY QB include Colt McCoy, Brady Quinn…. will look GOOD in Patriots. Their coaches have lack of offense and they are very powerful people in the team. If Tom Brady was drafted by the Browns this is where all the good QBs turn out to be today.. Look at Colt, Brady, Weeden, they can’t play very well because their system in Browns are horrible! No QB wants to play for Browns.

  919. By H.SMITH on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    no player wants to play for browns, unless the cash is ridiculous.

  920. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    By Tomcat on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply
    Buffalo just signed Jordan Shipley.

  921. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Browns are coming back– just watch.

  922. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Exactly so how do you explain why McCoy didn’t get to play very well, or get to start the game in Browns, coming from all star Texas QB in NCAA, breaking tons of records, you name it he has done them all. Brady Quinn has done the same in Notre Dame and he was showing his game very well until he was drafted by the Browns, they shut him down. Now they are shutting Weeden down, just like they did in the past QBs.

  923. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    larson stop the nonsense

  924. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    And the Buffalo Bills– they will be a contender in 2014.

  925. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Larsonfamily, do you think Colt McCoy is a better QB than Ponder?

  926. By celticvikingwarrior on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn
    No I do not advocate using the first three picks on WR’s. The first two however, YES. My belief is that EVERY year someone unexpected drops much further than expected, maybe Woods and or Patton, or Hunter who knows….
    Aaron Mellette-Elon and Aaron Dobson–Marshall are also possibilities later in the draft.
    Among others…
    3-WR’s, 2-CB’s, 2-LB’S, 1-S, 1-DT or 1-OL and that would still leave us with 2 picks to trade with, for more or better picks this year or next….and would drastically help the team to improve greatly….
    The NFC NORTH is going to be brutal for years to come.

  927. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn, slow down a second– I just read up a little on McCoy– the kid has shown some real promise and from his first start.

  928. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Titus- I don’t like to lie but I love Ponder so much and I have enough faith in him but to tell you the truth, he is better than Ponder with the system we have. He could of developed a lot better than Matthew Stafford. All we need to do is give McCoy a chance and maybe we could use Ponder’s values to trade him and have McCoy as our Franchised QB. I swear McCoy was a beast QB in Texas and I’ve attended all of his games with Jordan Shipley.

  929. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    There is a highlighted video up there I posted earlier this afternoon of Colt McCoy, he has everything we’re looking for. The style of offense Vikings has is what Colt McCoy fits in, with Adrian Peterson in the back. I believe it would of been different…. I can see Superbowl with him being as a starter… I can.

  930. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Larsonfamily, why don’t you call Rick and tell him to bring in McCoy?

  931. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Rick is to busy buying 10 millions dollars Jennings because every FANS wants BIG NAMES in their team from Free Agent without thinking about the future, and what we really need. We need Jordan Shipley to hold in the middle of the WR rotations, and have McCoy as a backup. We will have at least 15 millions to spend on CB, maybe try and get Revis to take over Winfield and play out his contract. By the time his contract is up we can draft a CB in 1st round next year or we could trade Revis if his values increases over time. We could try and draft Manti Teo LB and put Audie Cole as a 2nd string LB so that whatever happens to Teo we got Cole to take care of. Simple money, simple mind. Draft Austin or whoever the WR they want in Draft, to compete with Jarius Wright and Simpson, there we have Wright, Simpson, Austin, Shipley, Greg Childs. Have Shipley in the team while we wait for Greg to back on the field. Does that make sense at all?

  932. By H.SMITH on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I think ponder can be the starter just needs to trust himself and teammates to catch the ball. He does need some more people to throw to besides Rudolph though.

  933. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Offer McCoy for 7th round I bet they will take it. I know they want more draft picks because of how expensive Kruger is. They would want more draft picks.

  934. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Drafting a players out of College from 3rd to 7th are a lot cheaper than signing a free agents with similar skill levels.

  935. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Larsonfamily, I agree– fans want big names. I personally have heard Jennings name enough while watching divisional games– why do I want to hear that name again– every time reminding me of the Packers? Ugh! I think the Wilfs are behind that– Spielman wants young, for the future players. WIlfs know a big time receiver could change the Vikes chances in the short term– and help with all the publicity around the billion dollar stadium– a lot of Minnesotans are still angry that we are paying for a rich man’s playpen. Wilfs want to win NOW! I guarantee it is not Spielman’s idea to wine and dine Jennings.

  936. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Titus- at the end of the year next year we’re going to hear a huge scene about how AWFUL Ponder is because we have Jennings and we still couldn’t compete anything. I am telling you, Jennings are not going to help improve Ponder. Jennings are going to be the same perspective we’ve seen from Jenkins all season long. Why waste 29, 30 years old WR when Jenkins can do the same but for a cheaper contract than Jennings? Jordan Shipley is only 25 and he just got out of serious injury, he could get a comeback of the year like Adrian did if we gave him the chance to play for us.

  937. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Jordan Shipley is probably worth at least 1.1 million for 2 years. By the time he gets a comeback of the year, we could always trade him since his values will jumped up. We buy cheap WR and sell high picks. Play SMART SPEILMAN!

  938. By xvike on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    @LarsonFamily Dude, Sorry but STFU! Colt McCoy? Jordan Shipley? OMG! U went to all their games and so you are convinced they are the real deal? And you lost all credibility when you said you love ponder but think McCoy is better… Nonsense

  939. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply
    By Tomcat on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply
    Buffalo just signed Jordan Shipley.

  940. By Shawn on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    By Tomcat on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    ——–Buffalo just signed Jordan Shipley.————

  941. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Jordan Shipley has not yet signed any team yet. Tomcat made that up.

  942. By xvike on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    OMG. Now comparing Jennings to Jenkins? Hahaha. Yeah keep dreaming buddy. Jenkins is garbage. I would prefer the Vikings not to sign Jennings but c’mon, to say Jenkins is a cheaper version of Jennings.. Do yourself a favor and stfu already.

  943. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Yes. If we drafted Colt McCoy he would of developed a lot better than Ponder developed.

  944. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t like Jenkins and I am glad he is cut but we just brought another Jenkins in but in a different name as in Jennings.

  945. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    The only thing different between these two is Jennings makes 10 million dollars more than Jenkins.

  946. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Larson, you may be right about McCoy, but have to disagree on Jennings being comparable to Jenkins–both have names with a J, but apart from that, Jennings is a far better player.

  947. By xvike on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings with one leg is better than Jenkins. Just stop please. Seriously though. Jennings practically missed the whole season last year with his injury and did better than Jenkins…. Who played the WHOLE season. To say the only difference is that Jennings makes a ton more money? Its rightfully so that he does. No wonder you aren’t a gm or scout. Otherwise we would’ve drafted McCoy along with all his teammates at Texas.

  948. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Titus- I promise they are going to blame Ponder for not being a contender. Jennings are not a promising player, if that makes you feel better he is being comparable to Troy Williamson?

  949. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    The funny thing is I am Nebraska Fans, and Gophers when they quit struggling every year and I’ve not paid any attention to the Texas until McCoy and Jordan Shipley made names out of themselves. They were taking over on National TV the whole College games.

  950. By xvike on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    LOL I feel like I am talking to a 5th grader… Sure. If it makes you feel better LarsonFamily, Jennings is comparable to Troy Williamson and Jenkins. And Colt McCoy is the best qb on the planet. And Jordan Shipley is the white version of Randy Moss.

  951. By xvike on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    OK I really do think LarsonFamily may be a 5th grader. Good Night!

  952. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Or if his stats bothers you so much that he is not enough to satisfy you, Vikings should try and call the Broncos to see if we could give some 2014 3rd to 6th round for Eric Decker, and see if we could sell our 7th pick for Colt McCoy and sign Free Agent Jordan Shipley. We got 3 good players less than 6 millions out of 14 millions for just 2 players, 1 that might be a washed up one, Cassel.

  953. By Vikings1 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    @By celticvikingwarrior on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Geno Smith is going to develop into a VERY VERY GOOD QB, the only question is how long it takes, hopefully he goes to the right team….

    Here’s HOPING that ALL teams ahead of us are scared off by Tavon Austin’s size…

    REC. CORP OF;
    1. Jennings
    2.Hunter–Allen–Hopkins
    3.Austin
    4.Patton–Woods
    5.Wright
    6.Simpson
    With SUMMERS AND CHILDS in the wing’s looks pretty good to me…..
    ______________________________________________________________
    Would look even better with Jenning’s name missing, he is over the hill and his best days are behind him. We would be better off if we draft Tavon and Keenan Allen, and to add that Lawson guy is a nut!

  954. By LarsonFamily on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    xvike- Or you might have a 5th grade minded that cant understand business and talents.

  955. By Tomcat on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    There is a pain between my ears.

  956. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    That pain could be telling you something.

  957. By TheRealDon(Tavon Austin&Keenan Allen) on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I been out..Wow we signed Matt Cassel

  958. By Rick on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    WOBBS Time for a new blog!!!!

  959. By mjbvikeme on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Man this could be the worst blog convo since the last time larson family signed in. Would now like to see Greg jennings sign if his price is around 7 mil a year, i think Jared’s contract is going to be extended to help cap space, looking like a team player trying to help the process of getting greg. #25 from texas a&m is a spielman guy, dont be surprised if he is drafted round 2.

  960. By mjbvikeme on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    1,000 th…

  961. By Ozzinator on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I hope Spencer finished his mashed peas last night!

  962. By purplerainman on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Love the “Best of Ponder” bit – lol. Where’s the pic of him holding his upper arm during the Wildcard game? Go Cassel!!!!

    Anywhoo….Spielman (who has a cool Wiki page by the way) – love what you’re doing so far with player personnel. Keep our guys and taking it slow and smart in Free Agency.

    The Percy situation was tough for some to swallow however, I think the future will tell us something different. And for those teams stacking the free agent box right now (Seattle, San Fran and some others)…I’m not too sure that’s the right move….we saw what happened to the Eagles when they tried to put together a “dream team” last year. Too many egos and not enough field.

    I truly hope we can dig deep in our Pockets and grab Greg Jennings though. I think he could be even more dynamic than we’ve seen when not injury prone and made more the focus of our receiving core. The trick is to not make him the only Receiving threat we have. It’s been awhile…. Just thought I’d offer up some kudos.

  963. By Mike B. on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Hope that the Vikings sign Jennings today. Barrooooooh

  964. By vikingbob136 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Some of you guys should be weather forecasters because like them you are only guessing what will happen next.
    Just let the off season and draft play out and root for the Vikings like you are suppose to.

  965. By vikingbob136 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    NFL talking about getting rid of that silly “tuck rule”. Dumbest rule i ever heard of.
    Don’t believe me? Ask any Raider fan.

  966. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    The Chiefs are expected to sign free agent G/T Geoff Schwartz.
    Schwartz was a 16-game starter in 2010 for the Panthers, but missed all of 2011 due to hip surgery and then lost his 2012 starting job with the Vikings to Brandon Fusco. Still, he’s just 26 years old, can play multiple positions on the line and handles himself well in the running game. It’s another quality move from the new Andy Reid regime.

  967. By purplerainman on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    @vikingbob136 don’t worry about what the NFL says about the “tuck” rule. Just keep quiet, watch the rules play out and watch the NFL games like you’re supposed to. LOL Buddy…LOL.

  968. By Smith22DMVP on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Sign Jennings, draft a WR first round. Use the other 1st rounder on BPA on the Defensive side of the ball. Jennings teaches our new 1st rounds and Wright a lot about playing the position increasing their value. Ponder now will have 3 legit WRs to pass too. This way if he flops(which I don’t think he would) then we KNOW he is not the guy. We then can move on and the new QB will be set up to walk into a winning situation.

  969. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Tavon Austin
    Arthur Brown
    DaRick Rodgers
    Tyrann Mathiue

  970. By Troutdaddy on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    @Larsonfamily- sorry but you are completely wrong to call jennings a “Berrian” type of player. Jennings is a great talent and would be a great addition. He is also smart and a leader. He makes QB’s look better because he can find the open spots- something Ponder could use. Cassel may not have been a shining stat with the chiefs, but he did well at New England, This could be a good scenario for the Vikes to have a quality backup.

    I think the draft even got more vital for us. I think by the time Spelman is done, we will see that his plan is going to gel very nicely.

    WOBBS- FOR HEAVENS SAKES, NEW BLOG PLEASE!!!

  971. By Smith22DMVP on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    @granddaddy
    I would not complain with that start! Id love to see one of the bigger bodied receivers, but you can NOT deny that Austin has the “it” factor. He is a gamer that would thrive anywhere.

  972. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Wobbs is negotiating a new contract.

  973. By Carl K on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Wobby-
    TIME TO HIRE SOME HELP!

  974. By Mike B. on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    He’s waiting until they get 1000 comments or Jennings makes a decision. lol

  975. By Nit Picking on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    So the big question today is after Jennings was wined and dined with #69.
    Is will he sign?

  976. By BYRON VIKINGS FAN on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    still no jennings news?….that’s probably not a good thing for fans like myself who would love to see him here…also, no one else is wondering if we are bringing in a veteran corner?

  977. By Mike B. on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I think they are still hoping that Winfield will comeback at a reduced price.

  978. By BYRON VIKINGS FAN on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    i hope winfield comes back, i would have loved to see us @ least in the running for smith, ashomuga, or revis…just sayin

  979. By Parkway on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Great reporting Wobz

  980. By sadvikefan on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    This Larson dude is completely off his rocker!

  981. By Nit Picking on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Well apparently it was Larsons birthday yesterday so perhaps he “celebrated” at little too much.

  982. By Mike B. on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Someone is playing with wikipedia again showing Jennings getting a 4 year 44M contract from the Vikings.

  983. By vikes4life06 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    My weekly video and thoughts on moves made so far

  984. By Parkway on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Better not give him anymore than 8 a year

  985. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Come on, we can hit 1,000. Maybe Wobbs is holding off for a six year, 30K contract.

  986. By warren on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    If we sign Jennings it better be for less than 8 mil.

  987. By Champ Henson on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    The “Official” vikings web site is the LAST place to go for info.

  988. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    why warren? is it from your family budget?

  989. By Shawn on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    is the Larsanity over?

  990. By Champ Henson on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    New England is signing alot of FAs….Belicheck must be changing his philosophy of “the all draft theory”.

  991. By Champ Henson on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings.com is lame, outdated, and lacks news – over and out.,

  992. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Champ – try the alternative Viking site – we usually post updates as quick as they are released, you don’t have to censor your spelling, and there is no annoying pretending to be someone else.

    http://www.vikingsfootballblog.com

    Just sign up, and one of the moderators will grant you access, and you’re golden.

  993. By Troutdaddy on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    The official Viking site obviously doesn’t do up-to-the-minute postings. But, it also is family friendly for the most part. The other site is NOT. I tried it for about a week and grew tired of all of the vulgerness and language. Just me, but I would rather not have to worry about garbage like that. I would rather support an official site where I know that the content is on the level.

  994. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    It’s changed a lot, Trout.

    We have the occasional blogs in jest there, here we have the occasional vulgar rant by the dude who posts videos of himself, and the always-lovely vulgarities masked by creative spelling and symbols.

    There, you don’t have people calling names. We disagree with each other respectfully.

    It really has calmed down a lot. That first month there was pandamonium.

  995. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    By tom n j on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    larson put the rope around your neck and jump. YEEPEE

    —————————————————————–

    I can’t ever recall seeing anyone over there encourage someone to kill themself just because of an opinion.

  996. By +ULFBERH+T on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I think most people are forgetting about Childs, he was looking like a rising star in training camp. He should get into the mix. He can elevate and get some quick dump offs and reel them in on the sidelines. I am thinking if they get Jennings, and childs comes around, they only need spend one 1st rounder on WR. The other should be a backer or Line. Maybe we could get another marquee oline and go with a tackle to FB conversion / jumbo formation.

  997. By Smith22DMVP on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think its that people are forgetting about Childs. It is more the fact that the odds of him being an impact player (or even seeing game time) this year is very low. The odds of him coming back strong from an injury like that to one knee is low, but both? Even AP would have struggled to do that. Realistically its a long shot for him ever to make it, though I really do hope he does.

  998. By iaVIKE on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    haha Northwoods speakin the truth and spreadin the word!

  999. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    By northwoodsv2 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply
    By tom n j on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply
    larson put the rope around your neck and jump. YEEPEE
    —————————————————————–
    I can’t ever recall seeing anyone over there encourage someone to kill themself just because of an opinion.

    northwoods has a point here– that post to larson about jumping hopefully does not result in a sad ending. That is cyber bullying– people have actually taken online jeering to heart. That was over the top and tom n j should be banned.

  1000. By iaVIKE on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn – You need to come back over man

  1001. By Shawn on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    http://theanti-media.org/2013/03/15/the-nypd-declares-martial-law-in-brooklyn-mainstream-media-silent-video/

  1002. By Chuck Forman's Sideburns on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Now that we hit 1,000 posts and the Matt Cassell signing is official could we please get a new blog Mr. Wobschall, or are you busy trying to help with the contract negotiations with Jennings?

  1003. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I am not surprised Shawn– the boy’s mother said he was slaughtered by police. I read that the other night and the ensuing violence–

  1004. By Champ Henson on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I just read that Jennings wants to play for a top QB….we lost Harvin because of Ponder and if Jennings doesn’t sign we’ll lose him because of Ponder also. Could it be that Ponder is dragging down the whole franchise? I’m betting the Vikings signed Cassell as an incentive for Jennings but he hasn’t taken the bait yet apparently.

  1005. By Alex on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000151159/article/elvis-dumervil-released-by-broncos-after-fax-blunder

  1006. By Alex on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    ^
    I don’t think we can afford him just thought it was interesting and a big blow to Denver.

  1007. By blues kluews on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    i think musgrave and frazier should be given just as much blame for some of ponder’s game as he did. they are feeding ponder so much material to learn, that he becomes more mechanical rather than just letting him play. the approach with andrew luck was let him learn from his mistakes and just play ball and look at what he did.

  1008. By warren on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I think we should go after steve smith the one that was with the rams. He played great when he was a Giant I think he is better than the numbers he has put up the past couple years

  1009. By xvike on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    If the Vikings still haven’t signed Jennings by now, forget it. I mean what else do they have to do? No doubt the Vikings have offered him more than the Packers. Otherwise he would’ve went back to Green Bay. The 10mil per year offering by GB report is bs. Fake report to help Jennings get as much as he can from the vikes. If he got 10mil from the packers, he would’ve resigned. No way is he going to get more than Wallace and Harvin. 10mil/year is more than what he is worth, especially considering his injury issues that past 2 seasons and his age. No way the Packers would offer him that either because they still have to resign Mr. Rodgers and Matthews soon.

  1010. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Well it appears the Vikings are playing second fiddle to another Packer WR ???…

    If Jennings was actually interested…Why hasn’t he made a decision by now ???

    Withdraw the offer Spielman…And never give Jennings the option to get another one…

    Let Thompson have the leverage to really put the s c r e w s to Jennings…Taking a pay cut…Because no other teams have interest…That will teach him…

    DRAFT your WR’s and quit fooling around Spielman !!!…

    Can’t you see by now…Jennings will only choose the Vikings as a last resort option…Do you really want a player under those kind of c i r c u m s t a n c e s ???
    What kind of effort will you get from him with that kind of attitude ???…

  1011. By xvike on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    @blues kluews, wow really? Too much material to learn? I thought ponder was a genious. He got his masters in 4 years at FSU. Have you seen the play sheet that Musgrave carries around during games? I swear it has like 3 plays on it. AD to the left, to the right, or up the middle. If there is something wrong with his mechanics, is it not the coaches job to help him improve it? SMH… As far as im concerned, Ponder has not learned from his mistakes. He made the same mistakes this previous year as he did his rookie year. I guess that’s the coaches fault too? Too much material!!! OMG!!

  1012. By Parody on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    xvike – I agree. It’s nothing about giving Ponder too much to learn. I always saw it as the coaches putting him on too short of a leash. I think if they would let it loose a bit, and encourage him to read defenses and make adjustments and play his own way, he could see a big improvement.

  1013. By xvike on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Sad but it is the truth. With Ponder throwing the ball, it will be hard to attract any high profile WR. Even Harvin didn’t want to play with him. The Vikings really don’t have a choice but to sign lower tier FA receivers and draft receivers and hope that they pan out. At this point, why don’t they give Heyward-Bay a shot? Has good size and speed. Better than any other WR on the current roster..

  1014. By Richard1A on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    T. Austin receiver looks really good, only he’s only 170lbs, I can’t see him lasting very long in the NFL. What is the word on Jennings?

  1015. By xvike on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Parody – I really think the Vikings have done all they can in terms of encouraging ponder and letting him play. C’mon, he was never benched once when he played terribly last year. The coaches never publically discouraged him. During interviews after a terrible game by Ponder, Frazier would say something like “I thought he played well”. He never had anything bad to say when Ponder did bad. The Vikings baby him. Sorry, there I said it. In terms of QB competition, there is none. All you ever hear from spielman and frazier is “Christian Ponder is our QB”. After throwing less than 100 yards in a game. “Christian Ponder is our QB”… They alter the offense to his strengths. You really think Ponder can throw an accurate pass more than 20 yards consistently? Why do you think the Vikings run so many short passing plays?

  1016. By xvike on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder is on a very, very long leash IMO…

  1017. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe Spielman and Frazier are admitting Ponder may not have it when they brought in Cassel. Truth is, you guys that think the top brass will keep babying Ponder, you guys need a reality check. Spielman and Frazier will not sink before they throw Ponder off the ship. if that is where the holes are.

  1018. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    We will know this season what we have in Ponder.

  1019. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Until then, some of you either need to find a hobby or get a job!

  1020. By Parody on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    When have you ever heard Frazier talk bad about a player in front of the media? That’s not his personality. I’m sure that he’s got a different personality when he’s not concerned about the public opinion.

    I don’t know what you’ve seen that makes you think the coaches let Ponder play. I’ve never seen him make an adjustment at the line, and the small playbook says that the coaches don’t have much variety for him to work with. I could be wrong, and his lack of control behind center could be all on him, but from what I know about our coaches, my gut says that he’s being told to just follow the plays he’s given, play it safe as much as possible, and wait for the defense to make a mistake.

  1021. By Parody on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    But Titus, blogging is a hobby!

  1022. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Parody, I think you are right– and if, hopefully not, but if Frazier is a disciple of Chilly, then we have even more evidence– remember when Favre basically told Chilly– sc r ew off– and took over the play calling? And then our offense soared. The night game at Chicago comes to mind.

  1023. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings is becoming another Packer organization mystery ???…

    I really think Thompson is some kind of racketeer ???…And some how gets all his players to take pay cuts to stay with the team…But some way gets them organization money under the table some how ???…

    Is Jennings now going back cheap again because of honor towards the team ???…Or is this “very old” scenario a way for Thompson to launder money without drawing attention ???…

    Hawk just took a big pay cut..”To stay with the team” ???…
    This is more than a few instances you see happen on other teams…This is a regular occurrence and business the the Packers…

    Every team in the NFL has a person that owns their franchise…The Packers are owned by the public…And when public funds are used ??…Many fingers dip into the pie…

    And why do referees always favor the Packers ???..
    An individual billion dollar owner would not take a chance to tarnish his reputation bribing officials..
    But would a guy who just disperses funds for a city ???…Like that hasn’t happened a thousand times before…

    Shady things happen with this Packers organization…That’s all I can say…

  1024. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Its official we got Jennings

  1025. By Saddy on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    GREG JENNINGS to the Vikings!!! Woot Woot

  1026. By Victor on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Tom Pelissero ‏@TomPelissero
    There it is. RT @AdamSchefter: Greg Jennings reached agreement with…the Vikings.

  1027. By 32frank12 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Greg Jennings is gonna look great in PURPLE next year….Great Job Speilman. SSSSKOOOOOLLLL!

  1028. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    WHAT??????????????????????????????????????????

  1029. By Shawn on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    WE GOT A WR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GREG JENNINGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AND HURTS THE P3CKERS IN THE PROCESS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  1030. By Goon Squad on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Greg Jennings agrees to 5 year deal with the Vikes!

  1031. By Parkway on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    yeah 5 years wtf?

  1032. By Dude on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    where is the link/proof

  1033. By Victor on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Very nice

  1034. By Parkway on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

  1035. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    It’s on ESPN. That is credible enough for me.

  1036. By Dude on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    thanks and it just popped up on nfl.com

  1037. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    You know what amazes me? When people ask for proof– this is the Internet age. COME ON!

  1038. By Parkway on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings, Hopkins, Hunter, Simpson, Wright

  1039. By Nicholas on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings, Simpson, Wright, ?, ?, ?

  1040. By vikingbob136 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I hate to pilfer from other teams in our division but i can live with this decision.
    Everyone knows how much we need a quality WR.
    Hope we still get one in the first round this April.Jennings is just a rental.

  1041. By Shawn on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Whoever is worried about the 5 year part of the deal … c’mon man how many years do you need to know contracts mean nothing to the Vikings

  1042. By vikings rule on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    practice up on the bubble screens Greg

  1043. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings must see something in Ponder.

  1044. By Shawn on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    John Carlson redone after 1 year

    Winfield cut

    Jenkins cut

    McKinnie cut

    Berrian redone then cut

  1045. By Shawn on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Think Wobs will tell us by Monday?

  1046. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    titus you mean cassel

  1047. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I really believe most are looking for the wrong pieces to the passing game puzzle ???…

    You have too have more than ONE receiver on the field of play…That has the “ability” to get open…And that is not saying he will be on every play…Just to have the ability…

    The TE does not count is this equation for now…

    Aroma,Jenkins, and Burton did not have that ability…nuff said…
    Of that group of 3 players…(mola sses) Jenkins- had the gumption to at least fight for the ball at the highest point with a CB…But did not get any separation all season long…

    Simpson was off for a few weeks early…Then had back problems most of the rest of the season..So he also could not get the burst of speed needed to get separation or jump up to fight for the football….So add Simpson to that list of under-preforming WR’s for Ponder…

    Harvin had the ability to get open…Ponder fed Harvin the football !!!
    Thus Harvin was very successful when he was on the field…MVP successful early on…

    Wright has the speed and moves to get separation…Wright did very well for a rookie with Ponder throwing the football to him…If Wright would have played all season…Would he have had consideration for rookie of the year ???…hmmm…

    The point is…Aroma,Jenkins, and Burton…Should not have been given all season long to stink up the WR position…Moves should have been made to give Ponder more options on the field…Than these 3 misfit players who were not physical too play tough (Burton-Aromashudo)…Or because of injury- Simpson- or because of slow speed and age catching up with declining WR skills (mola sses Jenkins)…

    During which time…When all of this was happening all season long…
    The TE could very easily be double covered by the defense…Or have a defense scheme heavily to defend him…

    Blame Ponder if you like…But these happenings were not his problem…
    The small- too nonexistent windows Ponder was throwing to all season long…Did not lead him to trust throwing the football down the field to those 3 receivers…Though to Jenkins credit…He did find a way to help Ponder out the last 4 games of the season…

    Did AP carry the team this season…Yes…No doubt about it…

    But a QB can not throw the ball to a defense…When his receivers are not open…
    You just don’t throw it up for grabs…Even though fans believe you have to try and do something…

  1048. By john61 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    not a bad signing now work on are def in this draft

  1049. By Champ Henson on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Re Rapaport: “Jennings, rattled with injuries last season, played in eight games and caught 36 receptions for 366 yards with four touchdowns in 2012″.

    Spielmn loves guys coming off of injuries…..hope it pans out.

  1050. By Parkway on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Miami won’t be looking for a WR in the first anymore, we should have more options

  1051. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I was hoping that would work ???…

    I was kept feeling if I wrote down a nasty blog about Jenning…He woul sh*t..
    Or get off the p*t… ;-)

  1052. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Hop- Aroma,Jenkins, and Burton were among the better run blockers at the WR position throughout the league. Without them Peterson might not even reach 2k yards. They were not all that useless.

  1053. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Aromadisshu is way underrated.

  1054. By Shawn on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Champ … Jennings had 19 catches in final 3 games week 15 16 17 … including 8 for 120yards in week 17 vs us

  1055. By Spencer on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Gentlemen, lets go for the post record.

  1056. By john61 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    we need a DT, MLB,in the frist,2nd WR, 3 CORNER , 4 SAFTY,I DONT CARE AS LONG AS WE GET 4 STARTERS

  1057. By Shawn on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I have faith in Jarius wright and greg Jennings … throw in a number 1 pick at wr and this group should be solid

  1058. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    GDP….

    WR’s are not getting paid by most NFL teams to block for RB’s….(but I understand your point)…

    A WR with the ability to draw coverage away from the running game with his speed and game changing abilities…Should be way more effective- than his blocking skills needed down the field…
    That shouldn’t be the line of thinking for a head coach…

  1059. By Shawn on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    With jennings we can now get a MLB or DT along with WR in 1st round

  1060. By Erik the Red on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I am thrilled about Jennings, now AD isn’t the only one who has to put his team on his back… (any catch that reference? no? okay) haha, but yeah, I think this is a great catch for the Vikings

  1061. By Erik the Red on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

  1062. By john61 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    its going to be a long 41 days till the draft,i think the vikes are done ,we might make some trades

  1063. By Erik the Red on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Anyway, enough of my inane videos. I agree with john, not sure what more we are gonna do in free agency. I doubt we will try to land Urlacher, so I believe we will be waiting for the draft to come around now

  1064. By Shawn on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    still like to see heyward bey vs jerome simpson in pre season battle for 3rd wr

  1065. By Shawn on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    WR-Allen or Hopkins
    ILM- A.Brown

  1066. By Shawn on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Jarius is the slot so it wont be Austin

  1067. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Well Hop we aren’t like most NFL teams. If we a team that wants to run the ball early and often then we need receivers who can block to spring some of those long runs. We need to find guys who can do both blocking and receiving.

    On a side note I’m really looking forward to us using Rhett Ellison more as a receiver. He was phenomenal this past season as a blocker.

  1068. By Shawn on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    http://prod.video.vikings.clubs.nfl.com//MIN/videos/dct/video_audio/2013/03-March/Jennings-MP4-640-450.mp4

  1069. By Northern Norseman on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    ALRIGHTY FOLKS…. especially you CARL K

    To those that though I was insane for wanting at worst a 1st and 2nd round selection for Percy can not eat their own words since the Vikings got, in a very disadvantaged position, a 1st-3rd-and 7th round selection.

    @Carl K

    Wow have I been waiting for this moment for a long time. It’s not over because I am going to grill you after the draft too.

    I have been so sick and tired of listening to your “DRAFT A QB” rants. See, a QB in rounds 5-7 I could handle BUT you would rant about drafting a QB in the 2ND ROUND!!! THE 2ND ROUND…… I repeat……. THE 2ND ROUND!!!!!!!! UGH!!!

    I explained to you EXTENSIVELY the reasons why the Vikings will not do that and it wouldn’t even realistically make sense. To just move on and quite bantering about non-sense.

    I kept saying that the Vikings will pay and go after a decent Veteran QB to be a back-up. THEY WILL NOT DRAFT HIGH ANOTHER QB TO COMPETE……. THEY WON’T!!!

    Well look what happened me boy!! Matt Cassell is signing on with the Vikings… just like I said. Now once the Vikings go through the first 3-4 rounds without drafting a QB I can rub that in your face too.

    You sound like a decent person but your whole “Drafting a QB” rants I thought were some of the most short sighted, un-knowledgeable, junk talk I have heard…. worst part is that I’d give you every possible reason to why that will never happen and why it shoudn’t happen. You somehow would agree with me…. then the next day be back on your same QB rants? Yeah, you clearly don’t it.

  1070. By Northern Norseman on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah, you clearly don’t get it.****

  1071. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I have got to think they might pull the trigger on a CB yet ???…

    Maybe they are “leaving the door unlocked” yet for Winfield ???…

    But why wouldn’t you kick the tires on a guy like Brent Grimes in free agency ???
    His price tag has to be very affordable right now at this stage of the game…

    But Winfield nows or system…
    And fans sure would like our “class act” CB back her in Minny !!!…

  1072. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    By Shawn on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    WR-Allen or Hopkins
    ILM- A.Brown

    ————————

    YES !!!!!!

  1073. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    two good wrs should give cassel his best season of his career.if cassel starts with peterson to playaction to,12 to 14 wins. if ponder starts 5 to 8 wins.

  1074. By john61 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Austin,and DT, in the first, this might happen if hes there i think they take him pickup wr in the 3rd , WRclass is deep

  1075. By Nicholas on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I think Winfield will be back. Spielman even directly stated that the door was open for him…meaning, please..come back Winfield! (just let us pay you less $$$)

  1076. By Parkway on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    9.5 mill a year………… 1.5 less than Harvin…. just wow…..

  1077. By Northern Norseman on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Hey I’ve said it before and I will stick to it….. do not be surprised if the Vikings draft a DE high in this draft. So unless something happens until draft day I’ll most likely be thinking the same thing.

    The first round is iffy, the spot the Vikings are at in the 1st won’t have an embarrassment of riches at the DE position but I am telling you that if they really like a DE and he happens to be floating around #23 or #25 then I wouldn’t be shocked at all.

  1078. By john61 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    rick just said that to make him feel better, look what he said about harvin, we need a better corner then winfield,younger,

  1079. By Nicholas on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    What is Jennings’ injury track record like? (besides last year)

  1080. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    draft a qb third or fourth round for cassel to groom.trade ponder we might have to give a team seventh round pick to take him off are hands.i would cut him but you have to still pay him.

  1081. By vikes4life06 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

  1082. By john61 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    we have a good QB,to groom mbt

  1083. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    By Northern Norseman on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Hey I’ve said it before and I will stick to it….. do not be surprised if the Vikings draft a DE high in this draft. So unless something happens until draft day I’ll most likely be thinking the same thing.

    The first round is iffy, the spot the Vikings are at in the 1st won’t have an embarrassment of riches at the DE position but I am telling you that if they really like a DE and he happens to be floating around #23 or #25 then I wouldn’t be shocked at all.

    _______________________________

    I believe there is a “wild card” the Vikings might covet at DE in the first round…

    I do not like ever saying a player being drafted “reminds” me of a player that is already in the NFL ???…Especially when you say that player reminds of the likes of a J Allen !!…lol…

    But that is the kind of player I see in DE- M Hunt…Quick as a cat…I like this (very raw) talent…

    I think this young man is a first rounder…
    Where he falls ???….

  1084. By Shawn on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    WOW … watching Jennings presser. I am 100% in on this deal. I love Frazier football players.

  1085. By die hard 67 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I agree , he was very impressive ,. Ilike the type of players were building with , reminds me of Belicheck and the patriots organization.

  1086. By john61 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    i think and been saying along that the vikes are going D IN THIS DRAFT,and DE might work but i thing next year on thatDE PICK,

  1087. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Talking about Spielman’s aura lol.

    Like I’ve said in the past in Spielman I trust.

  1088. By Nicholas on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    and with the 23rd pick in the 2013 NFL draft…The Minnesota Vikings Select….Star Lotulelei!!!!

  1089. By Shawn on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

  1090. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I believe it is highly likely we draft a DE. Allen, Robison, and Everson will all be free agents after this season. It reminds me of when we drafted Rudolph even though we already had Shaincoe and Jimmy Klein on the roster.

  1091. By H.SMITH on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    we need a middle linebacker in first, thats why our man is ARTHUR BROWN!

  1092. By Northern Norseman on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    @WRHopkins2013

    I completely and absolutely agree with you.

    Now I certainly won’t say the Vikings will draft a DE but just saying that I won’t be surprised.

    With that said if it was a DE prospect and I had to guess which one….. it’d be Margus Hunt of SMU.

    He reminds me of Allen also. Now that’s not saying he will be Jared Allen… that’s an entirely different conversation. Just saying that body type and style of play is very similar. Hunt is actually much more athletic than Allen was coming out of college.

    The Vikings have Jared Allen, Brian Robison, and Everson Griffen being unrestricted free agents next year. Very similar situation when we draft Rudolph when we had 3 TE’s on the verge of their contracts ending.

    It’ll be interesting to see what happens with the DE position. The Vikings could draft one early or really late…. we’ll see.

  1093. By Shawn on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    hmm viking wah wah always disappears when things are good only shows up to throw mud when things are shaky

  1094. By Northern Norseman on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I believe it is highly likely we draft a DE. Allen, Robison, and Everson will all be free agents after this season. It reminds me of when we drafted Rudolph even though we already had Shaincoe and Jimmy Klein on the roster.

    =============================================================

    That’s exactly what I said weeks ago when a large number of people on here got on my case.
    I think some are starting to get it now that they have had time to think about it because when I first brought it up on here about draft a DE people couldn’t see the forest through the trees until I gave the TE/Rudolph example.

    Glad to see you get the point I was making.

  1095. By Parkway on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I still like this now with the Jennings addition:

    1st: Rhodes (CB)
    1st: Hopkins (WR)
    2nd: Hunter (WR)
    3rd: Rambo (FS)
    4th: Olonso (ILB)
    4th: Spence (DT)
    5th: Thornton (OG)

  1096. By Alex on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    we should draft a DT AND a DE in the first round look for another Wr in the second round(Justin Hunter if he is there).
    I’m fine with the Jennings signing even though it is a lot of money only the first two years are guaranteed which is a very good thing.
    We have a very good team going into the draft with two first round picks and I think 11 total picks.

  1097. By H.SMITH on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think Rhodes will make it that far down

  1098. By H.SMITH on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    As of right now WR, DT, LB are our most pressing issues in my eyes, not necessarily in that order. WR got lessened a bit with Jennings, but he is only one man and we could really use at least one more good receiver seeing as Simpson is a ? and so is childs. Need another big receiver and a linebacker in first round. IMO

  1099. By Parkway on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    He might not.

    We need a WR in the first round:

    Patterson/Hopkins

    Defense with the other first round:

    Ogletree/Rhodes/Trufant/Banks/Minter

  1100. By Northern Norseman on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway

    1st: Rhodes (CB)—I HIGHLY doubt Xavier Rhodes will be there for the Vikings in the first round.

    1st: Hopkins (WR)—Hopkins would be a reach at #25 in the first round. I would never count that out since its certainly not impossible but I would be a little surprised I guess.

    2nd: Hunter (WR)— Would love for the Vikings to get Hunter in the 2nd round but I really think that might be a stretch to think he’ll still be around by our 2nd round selection.

    3rd: Rambo (FS)— I know your just stating his specific position but just saying for others that the FS or SS don’t exist in our offense. They are FS/SS hybrids. Anyways. I think it’s too early to take a S but I certainly wouldn’t count it out if there was one way too good to let by. With saying that, there are better safeties that you can get than Rambo in the 3rd. Overall you could get many great players other than Rambo in the 3rd. Just saying.

    4th: Olonso (ILB)— I do not like Kiki Olonso… I think he is a joke and really not that good. Wait…. he can maybe be good but he is so overrated! I would much rather go a different direction… expecially in the 4th round where there is still great talent around. I would definitely not take him in the top of the 4th.

    Your next 4th and 5th round. I can’t really argue with those but I probably would draft someone else.

    Overall I would be happy if the draft went like the first 3 selection but would definitely prefer to see other prospects the rest of the way.

  1101. By Nit Picking on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn- No kidding right. The vikings do something positive and then ole’ doom and gloom has to go and say something negative. Not once have I seen a positive post from him.

  1102. By Jeremy on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    You bet I will take Jennings for 5 years over Percy for any amount of length any day…. I love Percy and went on a little rant but Jennings is a class act and we are lucky to steal him away from Green Bay….

    Good job Spielman…and I don’t know whether I stole it from you or you from me GDP (I’m guessing it was me from you cause I have no idea where I got that from)but…..

    IN SPIELMAN I TRUST!

    can’t wait for the draft as long as we get “HONEY BADGER”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1103. By Northern Norseman on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Whoops!

    I meant to say DEFENSE* when talking about safety RAMBO!

    Ha my bad!

  1104. By H.SMITH on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Keenan Allen at 23, Arthur Brown at 25 or trade back a few spots pick up another fourth or so and pick him at the end of first beginning of second.

  1105. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    How many Vikings players have the Packers signed over the years? Just curious.

  1106. By Northern Norseman on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    @Jeremy

    I have been saying that for a very long time myself.

    I was ecstatic when the Vikings named him GM. I felt so many of my friends or others I talked to HATED him and wanted him to have nothing to do with the GM. I could care less what they said because they clearly didn’t get it.

    Glad Spielman is the Vikings GM.

    In Spielman I Trust!

  1107. By Derrick.G on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I love the Jennings signing. Losing Winfield was his own fault, he wouldnt take a pay cut. Now he may re-sign with us after he can test the market and see hes not worth that kind of money for his age, and injury history.

  1108. By Tomcat on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    We still need 2 more WR`s. We should draft 1 in the 2nd round or higher, and another in the mid rounds. This draft gives us opportunity to build a nasty defense.

  1109. By Northern Norseman on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Something I think that is being overlooked a bit on the signing of Jennings is his NFC-North knowledge…. most notably the Packers.

    He can go into divisional rival games and know what to look for more so than another random WR from another division.

    Obviously, the biggest would be the Packers. You can bet your buttons that the team will be asking him about every single player, schemes, strategy mostly on the offensive side but also the defensive side. It’s almost like buying part of their playbook and player personnel bio’s.

    That is makes the signing that much better.

  1110. By Derrick.G on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Totally agree Northern Norseman.

  1111. By Derrick.G on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman was not used correctly in his previous role. He is a great GM however, and it makes me wonder what could have been had we given him the position in the first place.

  1112. By chris b on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    The jennings signing was great. It took away from the div rivals and freed up a first round pic to use on a DT or LB

  1113. By Derrick.G on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I’m hoping WR and LB or DE.

  1114. By chris b on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    seems like everyone is happy in viking land. Signiing of WR and QB makes eveyone happy happy happy.

  1115. By H.SMITH on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Agree Derrick, DT can be taken in third or fourth and still get a good one

  1116. By Northern Norseman on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    OMG!!! Haha this is funny!

    Went on the HEAD CHEESE website and this is what I found on the side…..

    They had a poll asking Packers fans who they would rather have…..

    Greg Jennings or Steven Jackson? LOL they got neither!

    Best part……

    Greg Jennings (59.57%)
    Steven Jackson (40.43%)

    THEY WANTED JENNINGS MORE!!! Haha…. and we got him…. oh man it feels GREAT to see Packer PAIN!!

    SKOL!!!

  1117. By Jeremy on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    HEY…Beards are back Jack!!!!!!!!!

  1118. By Shawn on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Im predicting 10-6 Vikings win division with a week 17 victory over Packers … then beat hte Packers at home in round 1 of Playoffs to finish the season 3-0 vs the Packers ….
    :)

  1119. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn, I predict the Vikings win 13 games.

  1120. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Packers won’t make the playoffs this year!

  1121. By Northern Norseman on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    The next 50 years for the Packers organization will be among the worst of any team during that time…. just you watch….. you heard it here first.

    SKOL!

  1122. By Northern Norseman on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    At least I hope that’s true…. as any of you would agree that’d be amazing.

  1123. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    So, in six years, will we have Rodgers for our quarterback?

  1124. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Why do all the Packers come here and no Vikings go to play at Lambeau? Must be something in the air.

  1125. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Does it smell around Lambeau? Like Limburger?

  1126. By john61 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    LINEBACKER /DT in first round, WR3rd,SS4rd,corner4rd, punter 5rd, wr6 wr7

  1127. By Parkway on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1444322-br-nfl-1000-2013-top-32-kickers/page/33

  1128. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway, how’s Jesse?

  1129. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway, come on. Tell everyone the reality behind the reality.

  1130. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Who will be in the SuperBowl? Come on! Tell us!

  1131. By Warrior on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    To Comment on the article it is rather annoying the inaccuracy of it. Stating Hutchinson blocked for a 1000 yard rusher each season he was with the Vikings. Because on 2011 A.P had 970 yards due to injury he was unable to reach 1000.

    Please get facts and stats correct when writing articles

  1132. By bit-wiki.de on Aug 16, 2013 | Reply

    I always emailed this webpage post page to all my contacts,
    for the reason that if like to read it afterward my contacts
    will too.

  1133. By Technology News on Sep 5, 2013 | Reply

    What i do not realize is in fact how you’re no longer
    actually much more neatly-preferred than you may be now.
    You’re so intelligent. You understand therefore significantly in the
    case of this matter, produced me for my part imagine it from a lot of various angles.
    Its like women and men aren’t interested unless it is something to do with Lady gaga!
    Your personal stuffs outstanding. Always care for it up!

  1134. By 心細く制作 ジャケット on Oct 30, 2013 | Reply

    Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a
    amusement account it. Look advanced to more added agreeable from you!
    However, how can we communicate?

  1135. By Laurie on Nov 23, 2013 | Reply

    I do like the manner in which you have framed this particular issue plus it does indeed present me personally a lot
    of fodder for consideration. Nonetheless, coming from what I have seen, I
    really hope when other reviews pile on that individuals stay on issue and don’t
    embark on a soap box regarding some other news of the day.
    Yet, thank you for this superb piece and although I do not really concur with the idea in totality, I
    value the perspective.

Post a Comment