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Helmet Use, Illegal Challenge Procedure Highlight Rules Changes

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 21, 2013 – 10:39 am

NFL owners held their annual Spring meeting this week in Arizona. Those meetings have concluded, and much of what the owners discussed during the week was with regard to rules changes. Here is a summary of some of the changes…

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– The rule change with the most discussion – and controversy – has been adopted in the name of player health and safety, and the passage of this rule represents a significant victory for the NFL in its effort to promote and enhance player safety. The new helmet rule states the following: “Contact with the Crown of the Helmet: It is a foul if a runner or tackler initiates forcible contact by delivering a blow with the top crown of his helmet against an opponent when both players are clearly outside of the tackle box. Incidental contact by the helmet of a runner or tackler against an opponent shall not be a foul.” This rule has been met with intense public opposition by the public and both current and former players. In the end, though, this is a rule that will have a much more  significant on player safety than it will on how players play the game and fans view the game. This rule does not disallow a ball-carriers ability to lower his pads – and, thus, his head. Rather, it prohibits ball-carriers (or any player) from using the crown of the helmet (not the face mask, hairline or any other part of the helmet) as a weapon. An infraction of this rule will be the result of an obvious action by the player, not the result of a common play.

– The rule regarding the illegal use of a challenge by coaches was amended. Under the new rule, every time a coach initiates a replay, his team will be charged a timeout (the challenging team still gets the timeout back if the challenge is successful). If the play is challenged illegally, the team will lose a timeout — even if the challenge is successful. If a team is out of timeouts, it will be penalized 15 yards for illegal challenging a play, but the play still will be reviewed. The impetus behind this change came from the Thanksgiving Day game between the Lions and Texans in which Detroit Head Coach Jim Schwartz challenged a play that was going to be automatically reviewed. By rule, that was an illegal challenge, and also by rule any play that was illegally challenged was then not reviewed by officials. The result of that incident was a TD for the Texans that clearly would not have been upheld by replay.

– A rule that has become known as the “Tuck Rule” was eliminated. The Tuck Rule dictated that a fumbled ball that was moving forward in the hand of a QB was to be called an incomplete pass. The most famous instance of this rule came in 2001 during a playoff game between the Patriots and Raiders when Charles Woodson hit and sacked Tom Brady, causing the ball to come loose. Oakland recovered, but the Tuck Rule gave possession back to New England. They went on to tie the game, then win it, and eventually go on to win the Super Bowl.

– NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed that the Pro Bowl will remain a part of the NFL calendar. The 2014 Pro Bowl will take place on the Sunday between the conference championships and the Super Bowl, and Aloha Stadium in Honolulu will be the host.


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348 Responses to “Helmet Use, Illegal Challenge Procedure Highlight Rules Changes”

  1. By Dr. Purple on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    1st!

  2. By Champ Henson on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1574425-7-wide-receivers-the-minnesota-vikings-can-add-in-each-round-of-the-nfl-draft

  3. By Larry Seiver on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Why don’t they just manufacture helmets to be impact absorbing and reduce the risk? In this day and age, there has got to be someone who can come up with better head gear and brain protection.
    How about viny padding on the outside of the helmet. Maybe replaceable caps on the helmets with air bubbles underneath?

  4. By Richard1A on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    They can put a man on the moon, they can make a safer, hit absorbing helmet! with the billions of dollars generated by the NFL, head safety should be the number 1 safety issue. Webb? play him as receiver or run him with the ball, if not off the team!

  5. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    there will be so many rules that players won’t be able to control their bodies– oops, trying so hard to not do something, they will be more prone to injury, not less, and then oops– my arm twitched– fifteen yard penalty!

  6. By Champ Henson on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    with all the rules in place there will be too many games decided by questionable calls by referees.

  7. By iaVIKE on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    There is said to be DT depth into the 3rd round. CB within the first 2 rounds! Even if we do resign Winfield, he’s still part-time and injury prone. I don’t want to watch Scherels get burned on every single damm play if he has to come in for an injury.

  8. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    If hitting with the crown is unsafe outside the tackle box, what makes it safe inside the tackle box?

  9. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Stepping on the field is unsafe. From now on, all games will be played out of bounds. Problem solved.

  10. By Tomcat on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    iaVIKE– Agreed 100%. We are gonna face lots of teams that like to spread it out with 4-5 WR`s. Not just in our division, but teams like the Giants, Steelers, and Cowboys. The idea of Sherels and Jefferson back there makes me nerval just thinking about it. We should take a CB in the 1st or 2nd.

  11. By Alex on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Northwoods I believe that the speed at which the players are moving plays into that. Now I could be 100% wrong on this and someone correct me if I am but thats what makes sense to me. In open space down field your likely to be moving at a much faster speed than in the tackle box and it could lead to more devastating hits and therefore more injurys in theory. As long as the NFL is getting sued for concussions by former players they will likely push for rules like this, that doesn’t mean it will take the physicality out of football just hits to the head reduced as much as possible.

  12. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    So if a call is challenged illegally, it STILL gets reviewed? They just penalize 15 yards? That’s stupid.

    Coaches are going to INTENTIONALLY challenge illegally, more often now.

    Let’s change the penalty to 6 points for the other team and see if they REALLY want to challenge a call when they don’t have any time outs left.

  13. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Alex,

    That is the only thing I could think of, but how fast was the defender going when Joe Theisman’s leg was snapped like a twig???

    Plus, there’s 2 sides to the coin – what happens when the blitzing FS or LB comes in at 100mph and hits the RB in the backfield?

    Besides, when the neck is flexed, it really doesn’t take much force to cause an injury.

    If it’s unsafe, it’s unsafe.

  14. By iaVIKE on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Tomcat – You got it man, every year there is an injury to a player in the secondary. When the injury is to a CB, and we go up against the likes of Rodgers, Stafford, Manning, Romo they go after the 2nd stringer that we put in there. CB within the first two rounds!

  15. By vikingbob136 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    I am waiting for the NFL rules committee to start putting weight limits on positions.
    No QB more than 225 lbs.
    No RB more than 250 lbs.
    No DB more than 195 lbs.
    No DL more than 300 lbs.
    Sounds stupid?
    So did paying for bottled water 25 years ago!

  16. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Rodgers,Stafford, and Cutler have solid WR’s that can beat the best CB’s in the league…And pick apart secondaries if they have time to throw the football…

    Something all 3 QB’s having trouble with..Is handling DT and LB pressure up the middle…Getting in there faces…

    Cause and effect…Some will want CB’s to defend elite WR’s…

    I would like to see elite DT’s and LB’s to slap around Rodgers,Cutler, and Stafford…

    It’s been too long since we have had a blitzing pressure- middle scheme on our defense…

    Get after the QB up the middle…Takes pressure off of the CB’s…

  17. By Tomcat on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    We also need a MLB in the 1st or 2nd, as well as a WR. We can probably get the DT in the 3rd or 4th.

  18. By iaVIKE on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    By saying we should get a CB within the first 2 rounds means we should do it with one of our three picks… with the other two being used on MLB/WR. From what i have heard there is pretty solid depth at the DT position, so waiting til the 3rd to take a DT may work.. I just don’t see DT being as big of a need as another solid CB. I’ll have to disagree with ya on this one Hop, when Chris Cook was out last year we still had the same D line, but with Jefferson and J Rob as our CBs giving up a lot of big plays… Cook comes back, and with the same D line he locks down the opposing teams best receiver.

  19. By Richard1A on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    urlacher officialy out of Chicago….Vikes say not interested……could only mean one thing, welcome to the Vikings! thats the way it seems to go, Vikes say one thing and do another.

  20. By vikingbob136 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think Vikes will sign Urlacher. Seems like he is asking too much for a 35 year old with only a year of service left.

  21. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    @iaVike…

    I See where you are coming from…

    But just think Spielmam invested in the secondary big last season..And might feel he has enough talent in his secondary to develop the competition within that young group of players…

    I see Spielman now investing big at WR and DT…Will that happen ???
    I have no idea…

    Just fun guessing….

  22. By iaVIKE on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    HeII i’d rather see Ben Leber come out of retirement before see Urlacher play for the Vikes.

  23. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    I see the Vikings signing Winfield back if possible…

    Urlacher is to old…

    Spielman will want youth at the LB position…and SPEED…

  24. By iaVIKE on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    I hear ya Hop, Trust in Spielman.

  25. By vikingbob136 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Ben Leber was a solid player who always gave 110%.
    I would rather have Carlos Dansby than Urlacher but he would break the bank for us.

  26. By iaVIKE on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    I’m hoping we draft either Ogletree or A Brown.

  27. By Richard1A on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Draft, you just have to look at USC and Notre Dame, we’ll pick 2 or 3 of them….he he he

  28. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Ogletree- can get it done…
    But the Vikings will need to check this guy out deep- for off field issues…

    I like LB’s- Arthur Brown and Sio Moore…Both are quick and good tacklers..

    A Brown is my favorite of the bunch…

  29. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    I wonder if Gerhart gets traded ???…

  30. By iaVIKE on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Hop, what do you see as Indy’s top needs? with that pick that’s in between our first two would they take a WR or LB?

  31. By Tomcat on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Another LB who may fit is Bostic-4.61 40, 6-1, 246. He may be there in the 3rd or 4th.

  32. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    By Tomcat on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Another LB who may fit is Bostic-4.61 40, 6-1, 246. He may be there in the 3rd or 4th.

    _____________________

    Klien is a solid ILB also in the middle rounds…

  33. By Tomcat on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Brown could be a terror. I follow K-State and saw a lot of him. He would have to beef up some, but played against top competition in the big 12.

  34. By Tomcat on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Yep, Klein can play.

  35. By Tomcat on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Brown would for sure be my favorite as well.

  36. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    @iaVike….

    Indy ???…

    That is a tough one there ???…

    I think I would favor a defensive player for Indy…
    Almost anywhere on that side of the football…

    I would try to trade down if possible…

  37. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Urlacher is a Viking.

  38. By Tomcat on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    What is so great about this draft is the fact we have the extra ammo, the draft is deep, and we already got Jennings and Cassel, so we`re not handcuffed in that way.

  39. By Tomcat on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Idon`t believe you.

  40. By iaVIKE on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah i dunno…. One would assume they’re wanting to give Luck a good young WR to work with, i’m not sure how they’re set for LB. The reason i ask is if we grab a LB with #23 will they take Hopkins with that #24 or vice versa. Maybe they take DE to replace Freeny though

  41. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Ouch !!!…Jarvis… :-(

    Will he be there late in round one now ???…

    ___________________________

    Georgia OLB Jarvis Jones ran a 4.92 in the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day on Thursday.

    Jones also completed 20 bench press reps to go along with a 9-foot-3 broad jump. It’s an underwhelming performance, and the forty time is defensive tackle-esque. Jones wasn’t expected to wow scouts with his forty. He plays much faster on film, but Thursday’s results coupled with spotty medicals might push Jones into the bottom of the first round.
    Source: Seth Emerson on Twitter Mar 21 – 4:43 PM

  42. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    LB’s- Te’o and J Jones were supposed to be top 5 picks 2 months ago..
    Look at their stock plummet now…

    I feel the same way about WR Patterson…
    All hype- and only stats of a half season playing time in his senior year to back him up…

  43. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Appearing on NFL 32 Thursday, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen “assured” the audience the Texans will draft a speed receiver in April.

    “I assure you they’re going to add a wide receiver or two in this draft,” said Mort. “Somebody that can run and run fast. Their highest priority.” The Texans have the 27th overall pick and could consider Tennessee’s Justin Hunter if Tavon Austin and Cordarrelle Patterson are gone. Houston is desperate for a vertical stretcher to book end — and perhaps eventually replace — Andre Johnson.

  44. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    35days 1hour 31minutes

  45. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    It appears an impostor is back…

    There has been “no” signing of Urlacher…
    And Titus doesn’t “fib”…

  46. By Alex on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    If Brown is gone but Teo is available at 25 do we take him or leave him?

  47. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Alex depends on what DT and CB is sitting there as’suming we took WR at 23.

  48. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Clearly we need to hit a homerun in 2 of these spots with 23rd and 25th pick. Dont really care what order.

    WR
    DT
    MLB
    CB

  49. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    I think Te’o will be there when we pick in the second round…

    If that is the case…Take him…He is a position of need…And we could use two LB’s in this draft…

    I just don’t see Te’o as a first round pick…
    Especially with the off the field “media” drama involved…imo…

  50. By Tomcat on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Iwould leave Teo and take Bostic or someone else later.

  51. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Our DL is getting old and 3 of the 4 will be 30+ come kickoff. Now 30 isnt “old” but KWilliams is

  52. By Alex on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Just wondering what peoples opinions on Teo are, he was highly rated but his bowl game and combine seemed to scare some people off. I don’t like judging a player on their combine performance. Would much rather look at actual game play and how well they do against different teams. Still not sure if he is the right player for us.

  53. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Dont be surprised if Patton is the WR of choice I read he is the best run blocker in the bunch.

  54. By Tomcat on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Teo is too slow to play the middle in our defense.

  55. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Alex I still like Teo … Though I have concerns of how much he embellish’s a story. He still has a pro day to improve 40 time. So on field Im not too concerned.

  56. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    sigh still 35days 59minutes

  57. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn is pumped for the draft !!!

    Awesome !!!…

  58. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Hopkins … I cant wait this may be the draft that makes us Champions. 2 first round pick 2 years in a row.

  59. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn…

    This is a huge draft in several areas…

    To get Ponder some help at WR…To see if Ponder is the real deal at QB ???..

    Does Spielman really know how to draft ???…Or was last springs great draft a fluke…And the Vikings just getting lucky ???…

    Will Frazier and Musgrave be able to gel this young talent together ???…
    When I believe its “veteran players” Frazier would rather coach ???…

    Many things come together for evaluation from this draft…
    It will be a VERY interesting draft and season !!!…

  60. By john61 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    well said WRHopkins,totally agree

  61. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    – 1st round – #23 (#23 overall) … WR- Keenan Allen
    – 1st round – #25 (#25 overall) … DT- Sylvester Williams
    – 2nd round – #22 (#52 overall) … MLB- Monti T’eo
    – 3rd round – #21 (#83 overall) … WR- Aaron Dobson
    – 4th round – #5 (#102 overall) … CB- Tyrann Matheiu
    – 4th round – #23 (#120 overall) … OLB- Gerald Hodges
    – 5th round – #22 (#155 overall) … OL- David Quenssenberry
    – 6th round – #21 (#189 overall) … DT- Akeem Spence
    – 7th round – #7 (#213 overall) … WR- Aaron Mellette
    – 7th round – #8 (#214 overall) … RB- Cierre Wood
    – 7th round – #23 (#229 overall) … Trade for a 2014 6th round pick

  62. By john61 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn we need to pick up a punter some where down the line

  63. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    WR Depth according to my Mock above.

    Greg Jennings
    Keenan Allen
    Jarius Wright
    Jerome Simpson
    Aaron Dobson
    ——————————————————————-

    Thats 5 on the 53 and id Dobson could beat Simpson save some money and still have

    Aaron Mellette … possible practice squad
    Greg Childs … likely on PUP

    Chris Summers
    Stephon Burton

  64. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    if not id

  65. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    I think if Ponder cant look solid with that WR core … time to move on

  66. By Eggnog on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    I want to say this why don’t we just Pon -Ponder away for another first round draft coach Bill thinks he’s worth of being the first round draft choice 2011 this way the vikings will receive 3 first round draft picks let’s do it Mr GM !!!!

  67. By Eggnog on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Come on Vikings let’s get greedy we need 3 first round picks , let’s Pon- Ponder away for a first round pick I’m telling y’all

  68. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Urlacher is a Viking. ,,,

  69. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Eggnog, are you stuttering?

    By Eggnog on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply
    I want to say this why don’t we just Pon -Ponder away

  70. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

  71. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn, are you a twitterer?

  72. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    sort of. i get on there and tell “journalists” (mostly from CNN) how pathetic they are for talking about Tom Hanks or similar such non sense.

    Also like to let politicians know how I feel about them while getting my Viking updates.

  73. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Seems CNN is becoming TMZ.

  74. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    indeed. they seem to want to be part of hollywood more than news

  75. By Richard1A on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Bring on urlacher, he can educate Cole!

  76. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Urlacher, come on over man– and make the Bears pay!

  77. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Mark my words– Urlacher will be a Viking by the end of next week.

  78. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Grant him a one year deal worth 2.5 million with incentives.

  79. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Heck, Urlacher might even play for us for free.

  80. By Parody on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Urlacher’s not worth it. It would just be postponing getting a long-term guy there, when we’re in a great position to do it this year. LB has been ignored for too many years in the draft, and I think we make up for it by selecting someone early in 2013.

  81. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Parody– I agree, but I am just saying what I am reading from the world I am reading. Expect some big moves in the coming weeks.

  82. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    I expect no moves until the draft. Then depending on how that goes we may or may not bring Winfield back

    Posibly take a CB round 1 … in which case Winfield likely wont be back

  83. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    If Urlacher is cheap enough, Vikes will sign him. I am telling you. Trust me.

  84. By Shawn on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    LOL thats not saying much … Im sure the Bears would sign him for $1 :)

  85. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Urlacher is t– od! He wants to play— and will want to play against the Bears. I can see the Wilfs pushing to get him for one year– hoping that he will help to make a run — remember— the SUPERBOWL IS IN ZYGI’S backyard.

  86. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

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  88. By liito on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    1. Will Vikes take Lotulelei at 23? ____yes or ____no?

    2. . . . . at 25? _____yes or _____no?

  89. By JEC334 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    So like what happened to the Vikings message board?? Why was it taken down????

  90. By Danish Viking on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    My friend was watching some pro day-coverage, and he claims Tavon Austin ran an unofficial 4.25 a minute ago. Chris Johnson’s combine-time was 4.24 which is the fastest ever… I don’t care about his size if he falls to us. Pick him!

  91. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    We need a MLB big time. It’s a little odd we have a big hole in the middle of our “D” that needs to fill. We must have some confidence in A. Cole because options are thin and so is our cap space at 9 Million.

  92. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    All we need is a “BIG MONEY VIKING BOOSTER”. Sign Urlacher to a 2 mil. one year deal and have the Booster give Brian 2 mil cash under the table. There, problem solved. Works for me. Which one of you guys is going to cough up the money?

  93. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson dropped just 4.2 percent of his intended targets in 2012.

    The drop rate compares favorably to Keenan Allen (4.7 percent), Terrance Williams (5.8 percent), and especially Vols teammate Justin Hunter (12.1 percent). Although draftniks have nitpicked Patterson’s tendency to “body catch” as opposed to secure pas ses with his hands, his efficiency wasn’t an issue in college. Patterson is expected to be drafted in the 11-27 range this April.
    Source: Houston Chronicle Mar 22 – 3:16 AM

    ____________________________________________

    Patterson only played 7 games at WR ???…4.2 percent drop ratio…Out of how many possible attempts ???…

    “Body catching” the ball- may be fine in college…But in the NFL you need to be able to “sn atch” the ball out of the air and run…CB’s in the NFL won’t give you the space he had in college !!…

    And this this guy forgot to mention Patterson runs poor routes…T Williams is another body catcher…And Hunter does drop football a lot…

    Hopkins and Allen are the best fits for the Vikings…

    Wo ods,Patton,Austin,Whe aton are all WR’s I would take before Patterson…imo..

  94. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Oh yeah…Lets get another Bears reject in Urlacher…
    Maybe Berrian can return too ???…

    Any stray cats or dogs leaving the Eagles training facility that need a good home ???…

    C’mon man !…
    Urlacher ???…Seriously ???…

  95. By iaVIKE on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Do you think Spielman avoids Keenan Allen because of his previous knee injury? The last WR with previous knee injuries that we drafted hasn’t played a single down in the NFL yet…

  96. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    03/17/2013 – 2013 California Pro Day: Representatives from 30 NFL teams gathered at the pro day held at California, where 16 players went through a workout held outdoors on FieldTurf in beautiful weather in Berkeley. The entire coaching staff of the Oakland Raiders was in attendance, as was Minnesota Vikings wide receivers coach George Stewart.

    Keenan Allen, WR (6-foot-2 1/2, 214 pounds) – Allen is dealing with both a knee problem and a hamstring issue. He caught the ball while stationary from Stewart. Allen is scheduled to have a separate workout in Greensboro, N.C. on April 9. – Gil Brandt, NFL.com

  97. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Free agent MLB Brian Urlacher is intent on playing in 2013.
    Urlacher had previously said he had “no immediate plans” to retire, but that’s transformed to “under no circu mstance” will he retire. Urlacher also said the book is “closed” on a return to the Bears. “I think their offer is off the table, and after the way they handled it, I don’t know if I want to play for them,” Urlacher said Thursday. “Who knows? I may play for $2 million for someone else.” Seemingly motivated by spite, Urlacher isn’t going to have an easy time getting $2 million on the open market. Related: Bears
    Source: Chicago Sun-Times Mar 22 – 9:27 AM

  98. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    The Arizona Republic reports the Cardinals have “no interest” in free agent MLB Brian Urlacher.
    Appearing on the Dan Patrick Show Friday, Urlacher confirmed he’d spoken with the Cardinals in addition to the Cowboys and Vikings, but it appears their “interest” was only cursory. Urlacher is intent on playing in 2013 and sticking it to the Bears, but other teams are going to see on film what the Bears saw up close last season. Urlacher has very little left going on 35.
    Source: Kent Somers on Twitter Mar 22 – 10:22 AM

  99. By Smith22DMVP on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    I think to boost our team talent level overall we should try and go back to back D in the first then trade our 2nd rounder up to grab a wr that falls out of the first. If we got back to back D you know at least one WR falls if not 2-3. We could start a run on D players leaving WRs waiting in round 2

  100. By Vikings1 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    By Vikings1 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    @By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    My draft is set up to strengthen two major areas- WR and DT…

    I just think Winfield will return…
    But “rumor has it”…K Williams does not want to take a pay cut ???…

    That would leave a glaring hole at WR and DT…

    I want the Vikings stronger on the edge at WR…The Jennings signing helped…
    But still need another starter- and depth…

    DT without K Williams- will be a mess !…
    And I very much doubt Spielman will be held hostage to pay Williams 7.5 million…When his skill set is on the decline…

    It will be interesting come draft day ???…

    Can’t wait to see the Vikings strategies unfold !!!…
    ______________________________________________________________
    K. Williams’ unwillingness to take a pay cut could be his undoing come next year as he will be a FA. That would prompt me to draft a DT possibly with one of our 1st round picks with a WR being the other one. As you said it will be interesting to see what Spielman and company do come draft day!

  101. By Smith22DMVP on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Anyone have a source that accurately shows our current cap space?

  102. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Antoine Winfield – DB – Free Agent Coach Leslie Frazier is under the impression free agent CB Antoine Winfield would like to re-sign with the Vikings, even though he’d be in for a reduced role.
    “Now it’s just a matter of, can we work things out financially to his liking as well as our team’s liking,” Frazier said. “He’s very comfortable coming back in (a smaller role). That’s the best thing for the team and the best thing for him, to be able to keep him on the field this entire season.” Winfield played 1,057 snaps last season, 12th most amongst corners. He’s yet to make any free-agent visits. Related: Vikings
    Source: ESPN 1500 Twin Cities Mar 22 – 11:04 AM

  103. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1575720-2013-nfl-mock-draft-updated-7-round-predicitons-after-free-agency-rush

  104. By Larry Seiver on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    The new helmet rule is going to slow the game more than ever before. It will also be confusing. Will the ball carrier be penalised if he puts his head down and doesn’t make contact?

  105. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Free Agent ~ MLB Larry Grant…
    Doesn’t this guy sound better than an old Urlacher ???…

    http://sfo.scout.com/a.z?s=69&p=2&c=1136808&ssf=1&RequestedURL=http%3a%2f%2fsfo.scout.com%2f2%2f1136808.html

  106. By Carl K on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    @ Shawn – I like your mock draft… my version is close.

    – 1st round – #23 (#23 overall) …DT trade up to land Sheldon Richards
    – 1st round – #25 (#25 overall) … WR- DeAndre Hopkins
    – 2nd round – #22 (#52 overall) … MLB- Manti T’eo or best available… Henderson could play the middle, so we could draft OLB here too (Ogletree, Khaseem Green or Sio Moore could all work)
    – 3rd round – #21 (#83 overall) … CB- Anyone of these corners could be on the board here David Amerson, Darius Slay, Tyrann Mathieu or Blidi Wreh-Wilson
    – 4th round – #5 (#102 overall) … RB- I like the idea of drafting a 3rd down back… I am hoping Joseph Randle, Andre Ellington or Marcus Lattimore fall to the Vikings here… Kerwynn Williams and Kenjon Barner could also make sense here because they are soooo dangerous as returners.
    – 4th round – #23 (#120 overall) … A big guard who excells in run blocking would be good here Alvin Bailey.. or a tackle who could move inside like Oday Aboushi Ricky Wagner or David Quenssenberry.
    – 5th round – #22 (#155 overall) … might need to trade this pick and a 3rd round pick next year to move up to get Sheldon Richardson
    – 6th round – #21 (#189 overall) … P- Time to cut kluwe and move on to P Ray Allen
    – 7th round – #7 (#213 overall) … WR- Aaron Mellette (don’t think he will fall this far, but I will take a late round WR)
    – 7th round – #8 (#214 overall) … DT – Chris Jones
    – 7th round – #23 (#229 overall) … CB – Josh Johnson

  107. By Carl K on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    @Shawn- I like Keenan Allen over Hopkins if Keenan’s knee is ok.

  108. By DRS. on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    2013 Salary Cap: Where Do The Vikings Stand?By Christopher Gates on Mar 1 2013, 8:00a

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2013/3/1/4043138/2013-salary-cap-where-do-the-vikings-stand

  109. By DRS. on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Where We Answer The Vikings’ Salary Cap QuestionBy Christopher Gates on Mar 18 2013, 8:09p

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2013/3/18/4121464/minnesota-vikings-salary-cap-room-nfl-free-agency

  110. By Carl K on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    I also think Winfield will return…
    Henderson and Greenway are versatile enough to play in the middle if needed..
    So I think the draft is set up nicely to draft WR and DT with the first 2 picks.

    We gave up a blue chip player in Harvin…
    I think we should replace him with a blue chip player… I think the Vikings covet DT Sheldon Richardson enough to go up and get him. A blue chipper on the defensive side would be nice!

  111. By DRS. on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Minnesota Vikings 2013 Cash Spending

    http://www.overthecap.com/teamcash.php?Team=Vikings&Year=2013

  112. By DRS. on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Over the Cap / NFL salary cap / Contracts / Analysis and more.

    http://www.overthecap.com/teamcap.php?Team=Vikings&Year=2013

    Good site,take a look.

  113. By Andy on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Adrian Peterson has rarely ever used the crown of his helmet outside the box when running. First, it is not the way he runs or his style, and secondly, you don’t need to use those techniques when you are the RUNNING BACK GOD!

  114. By DRS. on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    http://overthecap.com/nfl-rookie-salary-cap.php

  115. By DRS. on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Later.

  116. By Carl K on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    DeAndre Hopkins ran a 4.41 at his pro-day! Great hands! He can work the side lines and he can also beat you over the top.

    Jennings, Hopkins, Wright and Simpson… not bad.

    I would draft a late round WR to compete with Burton and Greg Childs for the #5 WR spot…

    I know this probably will not happen… but I would also let Joe Webb compete for that #5 or #6 WR spot as well as the #3 QB job.

    His roster value is most apperciated if his true skill set is being used!!!!!

  117. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Rams CB Trumaine Johnson has been arrested on drunk driving charges in Missoula, Montana.
    Jail records show Johnson was booked at 3:05AM Friday morning for a misdemeanor DUI. He posted $700 bond roughly an hour later. The 65th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Johnson was St. Louis’ nickel back for the second half of last season. He was red flagged for character issues coming out of D-IAA Montana.
    Source: KPAX Montana Mar 22 – 2:17 PM

  118. By DRS. on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Dead money is a salary cap charge for a player that is no longer on a team’s roster.

    http://www.realclearsports.com/2012/11/16/how_dead_money_can_sink_nfl_teams_107276.html

    Did not know this, have a great day.

  119. By rocksalt on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn-
    I agree with your picks EXCEPT I would look to take a CB in 3rd round and another WR in 4th.

    – 1st round – #23 (#23 overall) … WR- Keenan Allen
    – 1st round – #25 (#25 overall) … DT- Sylvester Williams
    – 2nd round – #22 (#52 overall) … MLB- Monti T’eo
    – 3rd round – #21 (#83 overall) … CB
    – 4th round – #5 (#102 overall) … WR
    – 4th round – #23 (#120 overall) … OLB- Gerald Hodges
    – 5th round – #22 (#155 overall) … OL- David Quenssenberry
    – 6th round – #21 (#189 overall) … DT- Akeem Spence
    – 7th round – #7 (#213 overall) … WR- Aaron Mellette
    – 7th round – #8 (#214 overall) … RB- Cierre Wood
    – 7th round – #23 (#229 overall) … Trade for a 2014 6th round pick

  120. By Frederick Jones on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Titus,

    Urlacher has yet to sign with the Vikings. Jones hopes that he does not because he would only play one or two years.

    Why sign someone for that much if they only play one year?

  121. By Frederick Jones on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Richard1A,

    I will repeat myself, at the risk of being crude…Joe Webb is a Quarterback!!!

  122. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Jones, cause the Wilfs want to make the Superbowl this season and have their team play in New York, their backyard. Maybe Randy Moss will return too.

  123. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Urlacher will be a Viking– trust me.

  124. By iaVIKE on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    I trust Spielman, but I would seriously question him if he signed Urlacher. Unless it was extremely cheap.

  125. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    It will be cheap– maybe two million tops with incentives.

  126. By Alex on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Urlacher is a leader and a veteran and could teach A. Cole who might be able to fill that role when he is gone. It would fill an immediate need if he can play at a high level still and remain injury free. We could then focus on other areas in the draft and look to draft a MLB down the road rather than now. Thats the upside to signing him the downside is that he wants money that we don’t have if his price comes down it would be a good pick up but we have little cap space right now.
    Other down sides include age speed and injury concerns.

  127. By Champ Henson on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1577723-2013-is-put-up-or-shut-up-time-for-christian-ponder

  128. By Champ Henson on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    I would think that Singletary could teach the linebackers. Why would we need Urlacher?

  129. By Champ Henson on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Urlacher is a has-been – forget about him.

  130. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    That’s what they said about Favre. Urlacher is healthy– and he now has an edge and chip, a big chip on his shoulder. It is amazing what an athlete can do when he is on a mission– the dude will be in the zone all season.

  131. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings have already made it clear they will sign him, if the price is right. And for Urlacher, the fit is perfect— can traumatize the Bears and he has a shot for a championship.

  132. By Alex on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Never hurts to have multiple people teach players.

  133. By Parkway on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Well I do agree now that Urlacher is pi$$ed at the bears he could end up playing out of his mind if we got him for cheap. But only if we couldn’t get an ILB til the 4th+ round or so that Urlacher could help groom.

  134. By Shawn on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    For Parkway … and everyone else :)

  135. By Troutdaddy on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    I am so happy that Audie Cole may get to fill the open spot. He was fun to watch last year in pres-season and I wish he would have been utilized more during the regular season. I think he can have an impact. Honestly, I don’t see Urlacher coming here unless he just signs on to spite the Bears. I think that Spielman has got other uses for our remaining salary cap. I think that for the most part they are looking to the draft now.

    This new rule is going to cause a lot of grief- especially the very first time it is called when a running back has a huge gain and lowers his head to make more yards and they call it. Sorry Mr. Peterson, your 78 yard run is obsolete AND you get 15 yaeds tacked on as a penalty for trying to break through into the end-zone… Mark my words, fans, coaches and players are going to go bonkers when it is called….

  136. By Danish Viking on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    I still think we should address WR, CB, DT and ILB (maybe put Henderson at ILB and sign an OLB) with our first four picks.

    We have a glaring need at WR if our offense is going to improve. We have a big hole at ILB and very little depth, which HAS to be fixed, and I don’t think signing Urlacher is the right move. With Winfield gone, we’ll need a CB as well if he is not coming back. And IF he is, we’ll probably need a CB next year. K Will needs a solid partner, and he may be gone next year, so we will have to grab a DT this year.

    We could need an OG with our fifth pick and maybe DE, SS/FS, another WR to compete for the #5 spot and P with the late picks.

  137. By Richard1A on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Joe webb is a quarterback? I mean you have seen how good he can run with the ball, why not use his ability! the team said he was the best athlete on the team.

  138. By Danish Viking on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    We have Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, Bryan Robison and potentially Winfield (if he’s back) with expiring contracts who may need to be replaced in the 2014 draft. And if Ponder has a bad season, we may need to use our first pick on a QB. They are due big money, so it will free up a lot of cap space for us, but it is the core of our defense, so we NEED to grab CB, DT and a linebacker this year, so we won’t have to make HUGE changes to our D next year and potentially can afford to use our first pick on a QB if needed.

  139. By Richard1A on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Hey, it doesn’t bother me if we pick up teams great players who only have a few years left! Favre kicked butt! Urlacher could help the team and educate cole. They should work out one of those deals that he gets paid but its over 3 or 4 years……”everybody happy” …we be jammin!

  140. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

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  141. By Goldvike on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t need or want Urlacher

  142. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    I am officially all in for Justin Hunter.

  143. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn- you have hilarious tweets, I share the same sentiments you do about that Redcoat, Piers Morgan.

  144. By die hard 67 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Audie Cole is a diamond in the rough !!!!!!!!!!! Watch and see , the boy can ball………….

  145. By max on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    u have 2 first round picks i would go 1 wide and 1 corner sounds i dont think so if u have 2 first rounders

  146. By Goldvike on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Audie Cole!!!!!!

  147. By Shawn on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer … Thanks man. Are you following me?

  148. By Vikelifer on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Audie Cole tore it up last preseason he has the heart of a lion and he made plays every time he got in there.

  149. By So Cal Viking on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH0C87tJgmg&w=560&h=315%5D

  150. By Shawn on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    SoCal … nice clip :)

  151. By Danish Viking on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Nice clip, but I’m really fearing what this new rule will mean to us. If you take a look at that video, I think Peterson could really suffer from it.

    Titus, you have too much time on your hands with all those smileys and stuff. It’s only like 8:40pm in MN right? So I guess you’re not even drunk yet…

  152. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Danish– I have outgrown getting drunk– some time in my early 30s I realized that every time is the same– -and that I am wasting money, time, and health every time I got drunk. Life is too short for that nonsense.

  153. By So Cal Viking on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    thank you,when AP runs nobody should try and be the hero

  154. By liito on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Why all the rules? If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t play. This is a gladiator sport. You got to be tough. Don’t take away the fun. If people don’t want to get hurt, try touch football.

  155. By pondersucks07 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    shawn do you know how many people would have to be involved in the 911 conspiracy to keep it quite.all the passengers on the four planes would have to be involved.there familys of the pilots and crews of the four planes.all the government people involved in bring down the towers.yet not one person has come forward and says they were part of the conspiracy.the fewer people involed the better it is to hide.i would believe jfk conspiracy over the 911 so called conspiracy.watch out for fema. death camps are coming to your town soon.already putting up unlawful checkpoints.sounds like early Nazi Germany to me.slowly taking all your rights away.

  156. By pondersucks07 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.windstream.net/video/play/802066/channels/foxsports

  157. By Shawn on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder07 … Im not one who thinks 911 didnt happen. IMO it happened but we knew. If there was nothing to hide why is it hidden? Not the place or time to debate it. I made 2 posts …. including this one.

  158. By Shawn on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder sucks ….

    Investigate Barry Jennings.
    Investigate George Bush family member who was head of security for the world trade center.
    Investigate 2.3 trillion missing from DOD.
    Investigate BBC reporting building 7 collapse before it collapsed. Investigate the intelligence reports saying OBL determined to attack.
    Invetigate insider trading in lead up to 911.
    Investigate Israel warning us about attack and closing all their offices in WTC like a week before attack.

    Investigate ask questions … to remain silent is unPatriotic.

  159. By Shawn on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder 07 … you are on the right path DHS bought billions of hollow point bullets and tanks … FEMA concentration camps … indefinite detention … no due process … LA Times ran report calling angry white Patriots and Veterans” terrorists more dangerous than Jihadists.”

  160. By pondersucks07 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    shawn thanks.2nd ammentment right to bare arms equal to the government.have you notices the people who go nuts are basically are in favor of gun control.mexico people not aloud to own any weapons.hows it going for them.great if your working for the cartels.i cant think of one nra member going on a rampage.

  161. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    Nice spin. I mean, who can argue with that? Brilliant PR.

    … to remain silent is unPatriotic.

  162. By Shawn on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    :)

  163. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    And what about FDR? Did he know about Pearl Harbor? Did he let it happen to use it to go to war?

  164. By Spencer on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    What are your thoughts on this?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/21/elizabeth-leigh-garner-cheerleader-sex-assault_n_2925540.html?ir=Crime

  165. By pondersucks07 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    east west rain.do you think they knew but let it happen.lucky aircraftcarriers out to sea 12/7/41.

  166. By pondersucks07 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    adam sandler movie that’s my boy .most boys dream come true.most parents nightmare come true.20 to 30 yrs ago they wouldn’t even file charges against a women,equal rights all fair.

  167. By pondersucks07 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    America is the terrorists in afgan. Iraq.how would you feel if a foreign army was pulling your parents,sons daughters from there homes without any rhyme or reason.we don’t need to be world police.whats are purpose for defending Israel all the time.pull our troops out of harms way. stop all foreign aid help our own country get back on it feet.to much import not enough export.buy American.

  168. By pondersucks07 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    1st round mlb dt 2nd round de cb 3rd thru 5th get wr qb in case ponder falls form grace.wrs Kenny stills ran third best time in 40yd dash for wrs,hopefully glennon or Wilson.trade a third two seventh for mallet out of new England(who we should have drafted in the first place) bpa with the rest.

  169. By pondersucks07 on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings sign WR Greg Jennings (5 year, $47.5M; $18M guaranteed): C Grade
    This is a lot of money for Greg Jennings. The former Packer wideout is well-known by casual fans because of his commercials, Super Bowl victory and fantasy success, but Jennings is not the same receiver he once was. At 29 years old (he’ll be 30 in September), Jennings just didn’t have the same explosion he possessed earlier in his career. That definitely had something to do with a groin injury that knocked him out for eight games in 2012, but Jennings has dealt with numerous maladies over the past few seasons. It’s why he hasn’t registered more than 1,000 receiving yards since 2010.

    Having said all of that, I can totally understand why the Vikings overpaid for Jennings. They were desperate for receiver help, as Jerome Simpson was currently their No. 1 player at the position. The wideout market also dried up in free agency; after Jennings, the next-best receiver was Julian Edelman. That’s why it’s no surprise that Jennings obtained so much money. Still though, this easily could be a move Minnesota regrets in the near future.

  170. By Eggnog on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    @By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus I just want the vikings to make the right choice by Pon-ponder away !!! I wish we can have Tebow he can run , he can plow threw the defense , he’s tough , he is a team player , and he works hard , and he can out run Mr Ponder . Oh wait I forgot Ponder’s dad is a good friend of coach Bill talking about favoritism .

  171. By Shawn on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

  172. By Shawn on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Barry Jennings

  173. By vikingbob136 on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Here is a true story.
    I had some work being done on the outside of a building that i own in NY.
    It was a beautiful sunny day on a Tuesday morning.
    The guys showed up at 8am as usual.
    Ten minutes later they were leaving saying “no work today boss”.
    I asked why and they couldn’t answer me.
    One hour later a plane flew into the WTC tower in Manhattan a few miles from where they were.
    I know that they knew “something” was happening that day.
    How many of them knew is a question we will never know.
    But my question is, How many in our government knew?
    I lost friends and clients on that day and i will never forget them!

  174. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    http://min.scout.com/2/1277215.html

  175. By rwsnide on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    So I understand that this new rule is a safety issue, but I feel that it is trying to control a natural reflex. Take the Adrian Peterson out route a few years back against the Steelers for example; he is outside the tackle box and is thrown a pass from Favre, he turns upfield and before he can even take a second step William Gay is right in his face so he lowers his head OUT OF INSTINCT and flattens Gay. According to the new rule this is a penalty right?

  176. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Some of you need a basic logic course.

  177. By So Cal Viking on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    just saw this pentagon footage [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnzh-EyxKwc&w=420&h=315%5D

  178. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    If you look hard enough, you will find what you search for.

  179. By Shawn on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    If you ignore and deny … you will find nothing.

  180. By n8ive_vike on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    I would have the players union vote on it. Let them decide if they want this rule.

  181. By mnsoldier on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    What is this game coming to, when will the cover them with bubble wrap and poofy mittens, while using velcro flags.
    For a sport that uses so many war phrases like offensive weapons, fighting in the trenches, calling the playing surface a battle ground, they sure are becoming a bunch of panzies.
    I have been to war 4 times and these guys are not warriors or tough guys, you want big money and yet your so afraid of being hurt. cowards. cut all their pay by 80%, dbags.

  182. By Richard1A on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    We need a new post! were talking about 911! When does Urlacher get here!

  183. By Shawn on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Richard1A …. Nothing will happen for … 33days 3hours 10minutes and 20 seconds … Urlacher will only come if Vikings dont get the MLB they want in the draft … same with winfield and the CB position

  184. By Shawn on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Woman pulled over for speeding

    Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?
    Officer: Ma’am, you were speeding.
    Woman: Oh, I see.
    Officer: Can I see your license please?
    Woman: I’d give it to you but I don’t have one.
    Officer: Don’t have one?
    Woman: Lost it 4 times for drunk driving.
    Officer: I see…Can I see your vehicle registration papers please.
    Woman: I can’t do that.
    Officer: Why not?
    Woman: I stole this car.
    Officer: Stole it?
    Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.
    Officer: You what?
    Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see.

    The Officer looks at the woman and slowly backs away to his car and calls for back up. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun.

    Officer2: Ma’am, could you step out of your vehicle please!

    The woman steps out of her vehicle.

    Woman: Is there a problem sir?
    Officer2: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.
    Woman: Murdered the owner?
    Officer2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please.

    The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.

    Officer2: Is this your car, ma’am?
    Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers. The officer is quite stunned.
    Officer2: One of my officers claims that you do not have a driving license.

    The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer. The officer snaps opens the clutch purse and examines the license. He looks quite puzzled.

    Officer2: Thank you ma’am, one of my officers told me you didn’t have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner.
    Woman: Bet you the lying bast’ard told you I was speeding, too!

  185. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Urlacher will sign next week.

  186. By vikingbob136 on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Pretty good Shawn, thanks!

  187. By pondersucks07 on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    shawnFrom: http://video.foxnews.com/v/1145086457

    September 07, 2011 – Book proves most common claims wrong.

    FAIR USE NOTICE: This video may contain copyrighted material.

  188. By pondersucks07 on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    From: http://video.foxnews.com/v/1145086457

    September 07, 2011 – Book proves most common claims wrong.

    FAIR USE NOTICE: This video may contain copyrighted material.

  189. By pondersucks07 on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/05DyRLontn4/default.jpg

  190. By dee jay born on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    i wouldn’t mind us signing Urlacher for a year. that should give Audie Cole(hopefully him) time to get his self together to take over that MLB spot for the future,and we’ll have someone there who knows what he’s doing in having Urlacher there..

  191. By Richard1A on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Yes Shawn,,,,a week or so the News station will report, “Vikings” have announced they have come to a agreement with longtime chicago bear great Urlacher! details of the signing and how much were not released,,,,,then they will give there idea, tell who he is and how great he was,,,,and will he still be able to be that good.

  192. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    BREAKING:

  193. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    You guys are hilararious. How many hours a week do you spend in the cinema? Eating and devouring all the films? Men in Black 20.

  194. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Then again, though– this sure looks suspicious:

    http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-world/20130323/US-BRITAIN-RUSSIA-BEREZOVSKY/

  195. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Professor- you miss-spelled “hilarious.”

  196. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer, so? Did it distract you from my message?

  197. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Just keeping you in check.

    Spelling/grammatical errors don’t bother me too much, but when grammar Nazi’s like yourself make a little hiccup, I feel compelled to call them out on it.

  198. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Grammar is not a big deal to me either– unless it gets in the way of meaning. Otherwise, I could care less.

  199. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Not sure why some want Urlacher, the guy is old and slow. We desperately need someone that’s fast enough to drop back and cover the middle of the field.

  200. By Shawn on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    LOL Spencer … did you catch this one?

  201. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Haha, never saw that one.

  202. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Way too young to be the anti-christ.

  203. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Since religion is being brought up, Parkway should be showing up any minute now.

  204. By Shawn on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Is Parkway still around?

  205. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Who knows, who cares.

    Shawn- who do you think we should go after with our first 2 picks.

  206. By Shawn on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer … I go back and forth round and round.

    But its between

    23- Austin/Hopkins/Allen
    25- DT/MLB … Williams / Brown

    My mock is …

    – 1st round – #23 (#23 overall) … WR- Keenan Allen
    – 1st round – #25 (#25 overall) … DT- Sylvester Williams
    – 2nd round – #22 (#52 overall) … MLB- Monti T’eo
    – 3rd round – #21 (#83 overall) … WR- Aaron Dobson
    – 4th round – #5 (#102 overall) … CB- Tyrann Matheiu
    – 4th round – #23 (#120 overall) … OLB- Gerald Hodges
    – 5th round – #22 (#155 overall) … OL- David Quenssenberry
    – 6th round – #21 (#189 overall) … DT- Akeem Spence
    – 7th round – #7 (#213 overall) … WR- Aaron Mellette
    – 7th round – #8 (#214 overall) … RB- Cierre Wood
    – 7th round – #23 (#229 overall) … Trade for a 2014 6th round pick

  207. By Shawn on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer- who do you think we should go after with our first 2 picks.

  208. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Urlacher

  209. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Where is Fred Jones? About time for a sighting.

  210. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn, you like T’eo?

  211. By pondersucks07 on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    don’t waste 1st round pick on wrs.need dt lb of high quality.kenny stills between 3-5 not much drop off from any other wr .stills had the third fastest 40 time at the combine.4th round qb glennon,wilson if they fall that far.just in case the godly one slips from his pedestal.

  212. By Shawn on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    yea i still like t’eo … waiting for his pro day.

  213. By Shawn on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    ponder sucks Simpson has injury issues … jennings was injured most of last season and is about to hit 30 … a wr takes 1-3 full seasons to become what he will become … and i cant judge ponder until i see him with a solid wr core … he hasnt had that yet

  214. By Richard1A on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    I say pick Tavon Austin, fatten him up from his 170, this guy has got some moves!

  215. By Spencer on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    PACKERS AT VIKINGS FULL GAME!

  216. By john61 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    1st cb,2nd line backer ,3rd dt, rest of pickswr

  217. By Matthias on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Well our pass blocking still needs some improvement.

  218. By Frederick Jones on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    @john61,

    Nice try. Obviously you don’t really mean that.

    It just goes to show how tough it is for the Vikings to fill all their holes with one draft.

    The jones would try this:

    LB
    WR
    DT
    G
    CB
    S
    LB

  219. By Frederick Jones on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    @Matthias,

    Jones agrees with you. I wish we could choose a Guard #1, but an LB and WR are also badly needed.

    Picking a Guard with the #3 pick might not solve the problem, but would hopefully at least provide some depth.

    Depth at all positions has been disregarded by most bloggers who take for granted how nearly injury-free we were last year.

    The jones cannot over-emphasize this for in the NFL it’s a major factor.

  220. By john61 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    your right, we need 5 starters out of this draft,dont care how we pick them, if we get 4 starters we would be great

  221. By chon69 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    This is definitely the day & age where they address symptoms and not the problem. Like many have stated already; where is the helmet technology. Seems to me that the owners don’t want the players to stay healthy because longevity means it costs them money. Just something that may not have been brought up.

  222. By Frederick Jones on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Jones forgot we have more picks than this. It’s good that we have a few extra.

    We still MUST pick a LB, WR, DT, and G within the first three rounds to have any chance at the good players.

    The rest of the rounds might be pure luck to obtain impact players.

  223. By Frederick Jones on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    @john61,

    The jones forgot we had so many picks. It’s a tough challenge to know which positions to target when you need so many.

    Even steadyfreddie has finally been able to see we need a WR early in the draft. We still must be able to stop the p@ss, and also TO THROW IT!!!!

  224. By john61 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    i think there are alot of good players, late this year, some ol line players,punters,rb, we will get some steals

  225. By john61 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    we still need to get 2 FA yet, DT, CB, LB, WR ARE A MUST

  226. By Ozzinator on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    How come no one’s talking about Mistral Raymond being signed?

  227. By Danish Viking on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Jones: “We still MUST pick a LB, WR, DT, and G within the first three rounds to have any chance at the good players.”

    I slightly disagree. I think we MUST pick a LB, WR, DT and CB. I Winfield is back, I may change my mind and choose G over CB.

    I think LB and WR should be the priority with our 1st-rounders, because we have two massive holes in our roster at those positions. If Winfield does not return, the 2nd rounder should be a CB and an additional CB for depth in the late rounds.

    There are a lot of linemen in this draft, and that’s why we can pick G and DT with our 3rd round pick and a 4th rounder. Guard is not that big of a need IMO (not compared to the other positions at least). Why do you think it is such a big need?

  228. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    I could careless if we get Urlacher or not. He is nowhere near the player he use to be. But his experience can play big on the field and with our “D”. If we signed him for 1 year at about 1.5 million it “MIGHT” be a good signing. But we still have to draft a MLB for sure obviously. I would much rather have Winfeild back though. If we loose Winfeild, in my eyes, that is a big loss THIS YEAR.

  229. By pondersucks07 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    wrs in first round a big mistake.austin will go in the first fifteen picks after that there know one wr that’s a sure thing.dont want to pick another troy Williamson in first round.playing outdoors for the next three yrs build the defense and run the ball.ponder not going to be that effective in late games with the weather conditions.wrs in 3-5 stills should be there faster than Patterson better route runner,better hands played no.1 wr at Oklahoma.but gets no love from the media.

  230. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Urlacher :) URLACHER :) Urlacher :) :) :) :) :) URLACHER = SWEEP OF THE BEARS

  231. By pondersucks07 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    titus I agree with you.urlacher would be playing with a chip on his shoulder.not only will he play great against the bears.he will want to show the whole nfl what they missed out by not picking him up.

  232. By Shawn on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Titus check this woman out you might like her … I do.

  233. By Richard1A on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t want Williamson, how to tell, throw him the ball in the open, if he drops it then that’s another Williamson!
    The Presidents speech with the Alien, did you see when they panned into the audienced? there were a bunch of MN Vikings pointing and starring at the Alien, the suspected Alien left the building and the Vikings tackled the Alien! they tried to peel the face of the Alien to see if it was a Green Bay player!

  234. By Shawn on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    32days 3hours 59minutes

  235. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    I stopped watching that woman shortly after she mispronounced Reuters.

  236. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    If that girl is preaching a one world Gov’t she can stick it up her @ss. Was I to out spoken? Oh well.

  237. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    One world govt is inevitable– it HAS to come to pass. Just watch and see. The next big world recession and a few more natural disasters– and the govt will be put in place. HAS to happen– it cannot be stopped. Everything is so connected now that if your hens on a farm lay too many eggs in Iowa, you affect unemployment in India. There will HAVE TO BE CENTRALIZED CONTROL– it will happen and it will happen within the next 5-20 years.

  238. By Shawn on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    So you missed the Israeli government stopping sa’crifices while Obama was in Israel. You also missed the point of Obama coming into Israel on the same day as Je’sus both on Donkeys … Je’sus literally and Obama democratic Donkey. Both of these points are in the Bible.

  239. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Gotta love we have 11 draft picks. I think we are going to have one H3LL of draft. We should be able to pick up good players we need at every position we need. Speilman will work the draft board like magic. That’s his thing. He already has it all mapped out, BELIEVE THAT!!!!!!!!!
    I am really excited about our offense this year. We have everybody coming back with experience. Our “O” with AP and Ponder at the Helm will be electric.
    And our “D” with the right draft picks will be stellar!!!!

  240. By Shawn on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Titus for someone that believes it is inevitable … you seem to ignore the “how” of the inevitability. Do you suppose like the snap of the fingers it will be or will there have to be a secretly run conspiracy that deceives the people? Say something like a CIA trained militant group creating uprisings in an area of the world that hasnt allowed international bankers into their countries. Thus promoting an overthrow of governments in which the NWO can implement its own chosen leaders.

    Nah it must just be like snapping of the fingers … towel heads are evil liars, along with every other country who is publicly saying the same thing about America.

  241. By Tomcat on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Has anyone seen the Vikings tv show on History network?

  242. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Conspiracy? More like greed and stupidity. The bankers of the world run this planet and their one world concept will bring to power a “HITLER” this world could not imagine.

  243. By pondersucks07 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    can anyone say illuminati.

  244. By pondersucks07 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    illuminati=slave society

  245. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    There’s a slow train a coming. The Vikings are building a dynasty that will take the NFL and Packers storied history by storm.
    Pondersucks brings up a great point. After this year will be playing outdoors for two years. We need to draft “D” heavy and focus on pounding the rock with AP.
    But I believe Ponder will play off the greatness of AP and have great success!!

  246. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Crop Circles

  247. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn, I know exactly what is going on– I knew the inevitability of one govt in about 1985– so trust me, I have studied. But I also don’t run my mouth on public forums more than necessary. Gots to be careful, my friend. And it goes deeper than the Illuminati– that is not even the reality.

  248. By die hard 67 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Audie Cole is a future pro bowler, I really think this guy is going to be special, wait and see!!!!! Beast………..

  249. By Parkway on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    There goes Titus with his crazy conspiracy theories

  250. By pondersucks07 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Those with the knowledge to interpret it will be able to get the message. The rest of the population only see an entertaining movie played out in front of them. They miss the whole point.

    I told you above that the men who control the Illuminati are members of thirteen wealthy families. Who they are has always been a well hidden secret, and the leadership has gone from man to man over generations. Nevertheless, no secrecy is kept forever, and sooner or later there will be leaks, so also in this case. Not many people knew who these families are exactly, but quite recently this has become known, due to people from the Illuminati who have left the Order and revealed the most remarkable information. So here are the names of the 13 families – the Secret Government (and here is another link, in case one of the websites goes down, and here is yet another one).

    1. Astor
    2. Bundy
    3. Collins
    4. DuPont
    5. Freeman
    6. Kennedy
    7. Li (Chinese)
    8. Onassis
    9. Rockefeller
    10. Rothschild
    11. Russell
    12. van Duyn
    13. Merovingian (European Royal Families)
    familys of the nwo

  251. By die hard 67 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    @PONDERSUCKS07, who cares , this is a football site , oh you would’nt know anything about that.

  252. By Richard1A on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    And the people who are really running this world are the Windsors, Romanov’s & the Rothchilds.

  253. By Richard1A on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Now,,,,back to football. Lets get Winfield back, Urlacher signed, get the defense back that the Vikings were once known for!

  254. By die hard 67 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Are you kidding me Urlacher’s days as a productive nfl player are over, enough wit the Urlacher talk. I really am starting to question the Football smarts of the people on this sight……….

  255. By pondersucks07 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    oh wise one do tell

  256. By pondersucks07 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    die hard 67 nothing will change until ponder is taken off his pedestal

  257. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Funny, how the Illuminati have fooled you– they are only the front cover.

  258. By john61 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    A Cole will do fine ,draft a backup lb,just in case

  259. By Richard1A on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    That’s what they said about Favre, he’s done! he came here and we came closer to getting to the Superbowl than we have in a long time! Urlacher has got some kick left in him!!!

  260. By pondersucks07 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    just a step the on staircase.draft defense first two picks or trade a no1 for a no1next year and 2and3 this year.teams will try and trade back into the first round .

  261. By john61 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    i say no to winfeild,lets get younger lots of better cd in the draft, and no to brian u, we need to build for the long haul ,

  262. By Parkway on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

  263. By pondersucks07 on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    so were in the third year of the ten year ponderproject.why didn’t we keep on t jacks development? he took us to the playoffs too.i will tell you why because he sucked as does the current qb.

  264. By Shawn on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    31day 23hours 14minutes

  265. By Shawn on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    nfl dot com March 20th mock draft … doesnt look like T’eo will fall to 52

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/mock-drafts/daniel-jeremiah/170650

  266. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    BANKERS control the worlds economy. Everyone is there pawn. Bankers have no true wisdom, only their own egos. They want to rule and will do it slickly with the all mighty control of the MONEY.

  267. By Shawn on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    PonderAP … Not yet. In the year 2000 there were 7 countries without a Rothchild owned central bank.

    Iraq … check
    Afghanistan … check
    Libya … check
    Cuba
    North Korea … media propaganda has begun
    Iran … media propaganda has begun
    Sudan

    Starting to make sense?

  268. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn,
    Our President became President without a birth certificate. A Rothchild could be John Smith for all we know. Money can buy many things, how much more, deception.

  269. By Richard1A on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    The Pres. doesn’t have or needed to show a birth certificate, this is the biggest scam in American history! why haven’t we nailed him? There is the rumor he’s a Russian spy, have heard of the book, how to take over the United States without firing a bullet?

  270. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    By Ponder AP “ALL DAY” on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply
    BANKERS control the worlds economy. Everyone is there pawn. Bankers have no true wisdom, only their own egos. They want to rule and will do it slickly with the all mighty control of the MONEY.

    CLOSE, BUT NO CIGAR

  271. By Parody on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn – That was one of the worst first-round mock drafts I’ve seen all year. I noticed for a lot of teams, it picked positions that are not nearly high enough need to warrant a first-round pick. In many cases, it also had players chosen before a player in the same position who has been deemed better by the consensus for months now.

    Some examples include Lotulelei at pick #4, and having Geno Smith slide down to the Bills at #8. Heart conditions have firmly taken Lotulelei out of the top 10, and there are just way too many QB needy teams to allow the only one who has been deemed first-round talent to fall to pick #8. QBs are just way too over-valued in the NFL for teams to ignore the top one in the draft.

    This was also the first time I saw Cooper graded ahead of Warmack, and the first time I have seen either guard go in the top-10, albeit having both of them off the board by pick #12.

    I could go on, but I think you get the point. Not that I disagree that T’eo will be gone by pick #52, but he is likely to at least get closer to the 2nd round than that mock suggests.

  272. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    I hope we get Manti.

  273. By dryes on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    i heard that manti’s coverage ability is lacking. we need mlb that can cover!!

  274. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Here comes Urlacher. His pen is on the contract! He could …. GO,,,, ALL,,,,,, the ,,,,
    WAY!

  275. By Parody on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Okay, now I have to retract a portion of my last statement. I just ended up finding a mock that was significantly worse than one that Shawn posted.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/24/pft-mock-draft-1-0/#comment-2422271

    To be fair though, before showing his mock, the author gave a strong hint that he was going to try to fail with every single pick:

    “It makes no sense to do mock drafts…it arguably makes no sense to do mock drafts at all, since it’s inherently a crápshoot that gives the experts and those who think they are something to do…But we’ll shoot the cràp anyway…Probably so that you can complain about how bad it is.”

  276. By Parody on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    But, at least that mock will make Titus and Ponders—-07 happy. We get Manti T’eo and the top QB! Rejoice you two! The worst mock of the decade is fighting for you.

  277. By Shawn on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    LOL Parody. Good to see your insight back on here. This is the longest 30 day stretch of the NFL season/off-season … all we can do is guess or talk off topic. Sometimes I get tired of guessing as I have more faith in the front office this time than I have in a long time.

    Also seems we all fans/reporters are at least guessing the same positions which suggests even a blind / def / mute knows the needs on the roster. For the sensitive , I am not knocking blind / def / mutes

  278. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Thanks Parody, I love it.

  279. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    I talked with a friend today– he is from Africa– and he said we don’t have a quarterback– then he rattled off– look at the kid from San Fran, and the kid in DC, and then the guy out in Seattle. I am beginning to wonder. Will Ponder be the TJack sequel?

  280. By Shawn on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    me 2 Titus but I feel we must provide him a solid wr core so there are no more excuses … moment of truth … put up or shut up time …

  281. By Shawn on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    so far he has had Percy and bunch of drops and good hands no separation Jennings

  282. By Shawn on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    RG3 … got Pierre Garcon / Santana Moss / and a couple other guys that wouldve started in MN

    Seattle kid similar

  283. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    And Kopernick has it all.

  284. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Why do we play the Redskins every year? This is the fourth or fifth year in a row– it is crazy. But nice they are in our house this time!

  285. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    I would not be surprised that the Redskins win their division.

  286. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Cincinnati in the AFC Championship game against Denver.

  287. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings- Niners in the NFC Championship.

  288. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 24, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer and Shawn in WWF.

  289. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    Where is Old School?

  290. By dryes on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    wow, anyone check this out yet?

    http://www.rotoworld.com/teams/contracts/nfl/min/

    we are going to have to pay a lot more next year for salaries and try to resign cook, griffen and others. looks pretty ugly. there’s going to be cuts for sure.

  291. By Shawn on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/remove-land-free-national-anthem/FGGcrTlB

  292. By pondersucks07 on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    parody wouldn’t mind getting a qb but not geno. I would draft mike glennon 6’6,220lbs. best arm in the draft, pocket qb can see over his off.line.doesnt need to roll out to find a passing lane.wont take six years to develop.had a great pro day I was hoping he would fall to the third round but his stock just went up.now that my friends is a franchise qb

  293. By Parody on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn – Did you write that petition? I’m surprised you were able to get something that unprofessional on whitehouse.gov. I would have thought that they’d insist on something that was better presented.

    Why don’t you just try to get “One Nation Under God” out of all of the government printings and recitals? That’s a much easier argument to back.

  294. By Parkway on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    You can start any petition on there. Then when it reaches 100,000 the president is “required” to respond so someone from his office just sends a copy of a letter that says “denied”. Just like they did for all of the petitions to secede from the U.S. after Obama was reelected.

  295. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    Wobbs…

    In your- Monday morning mail bag…

    You say the Vikings have “4 picks in the first 6 rounds”…

    It should read “6 picks in the first 4 rounds”….

  296. By norsejeremyw on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    Wobbs? WTH?

  297. By liito on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    My (im?)possible dream list include Lotulelei, Austin, Trufant, Te’o, and Hunter in the first few rounds.

  298. By Alex on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    I think we might have to trade into the second to get Teo. Would Toby+fifth/4th get us an early second round pick?
    His contract is up after this year I don’t know if we could afford to resign him with who we have to sign and in all honesty he doesn’t play much. Matt Asiata can do everything he does while letting us get a return on a player we might not keep after this year.

  299. By Shawn on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    Parody … Yea that wasnt as well written as my first draft. I wrote something up and you only get 1000 characters. Then I tried to go back and change the title which erased my first draft … so that got written out of frustration.

    And “one nation under God” has absolutely no threat or any negative connotation. However suggesting America is a free land and then suggesting we have to change everything to make whiners happy is my point.

    Only one reason and source for hatred of a “God”

    I used to be annoyed by Christians pushing their beliefs then I met Atheists and they are the biggest hypocrites I have ever encountered. Complain about what Christians do then force their “beliefs” onto the rest of the world … Yes I know the ridiculous argument of its not a belief but it is. The fact an Atheist see’s the word “God” and goes into convulsions is all I need to know about who they serve.

  300. By Shawn on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    I tell you I wasnt on the right wing Christian conservative side ever. Always been Liberal leaning Democrat. But the more I hear Atheist whine and complain I will die with the Christians. In this “Free” country.

  301. By So Cal Viking on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    NFL.com winfield to meet with redskins,dont go winfield NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  302. By Richard1A on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    If teo is there the Vikes will take them……..because he’s from Notre Dame!
    Goodbye Winfield!!!

  303. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    Thank you for your recent posts on Atheists. Jones tends to agree entirely.

    Atheists are Christian wanna-be’s who want to attract attention to themselves. They think taking the opposite view of the norm sounds smart.

  304. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    @Titus,

    You are feeding the jones monster! Jones is refering to your Ponder being the next TJack.

    Joe Webb is your QB!!!

  305. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    @Titus,

    If we sign Urlacher, let’s make it for just a few thousand.

    Signing him for millions goes against what Rich Spielman has been preaching, that is building via the draft. Urlacher is 34, and he’ll be 35 in May.

    That’s got to be an old 35, with all the car crashes he’s been in over the years!!!

  306. By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    @Ponder07,

    Jones agrees that Ponder needs to be knocked off his pedestal. He has had opportunities, and there is no need to treat him with kid gloves any more. He is not a rookie.

    Let Joe Webb play!!! If that does not work let Cassel or MBT play!

    It’s silly to lose ball games because you are “protecting the franchise qb.”

    Even experts can be wrong! lol

  307. By Parody on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    By Frederick Jones on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply
    “Atheists …think taking the opposite view of the norm sounds smart.”
    _______________________________________________________

    Sounds like Fred just called himself an atheist.

  308. By Richard1A on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    35? thats young! Favre was 40! Favre kicked butt! and in alot of car crashes.

  309. By Ozzinator on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    I think ol’ Jonesy is pullin’ my titty with all this Webb talk :)

  310. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    Manti Te’o – LB – Fighting Irish
    Yahoo! Sports’ Doug Farrar believes Notre Dame ILB Manti Te’o is “the wrong kind of tweener.”
    “Not powerful enough to dominate run fits; not fast enough from stance to range vertically at LB depth,” Farrar tweeted. He went on to add that Te’o really struggles against power offenses. This was noteworthy against ALabama in the BCS Championship Game and Stanford earlier in the season.
    Source: Doug Farrar on Twitter Mar 25 – 11:19 AM

  311. By Mike B. on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    Fred. I am afraid you are way off the mark here. Webb is soon to be an ex-viking soon.

  312. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    I have always expected Patterson- to be availible at picks #23 and #25…

    Lets just hope the “project WR with upside and intangibles”…Is still there at pick #26 ???…

    Vikings need football players- not raw talent with upside…

    A Hopkins and K Allen can start day one and contribute at a high level !!!…
    Why take high risk chances on upside bust material ???…

    http://min.scout.com/2/1277870.html

  313. By Shawn on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    30Days 22hours 48minutes

    I swear if Im not watching that timer it doesnt move ….

  314. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    Where is Urlacher?

  315. By Shawn on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    Geriatric Center?

  316. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    Why is TJack the starter for the Bills? He ain’t no Jim Kelly.

  317. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    Or Fitzpatrick– now that guy could have been in purple.

  318. By VikeNasty on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    @WRHopkins2013

    I agree with your last. We don’t need a Dez Bryant that can only run 3 routes. Did anybody else see the special on Patrick Peterson. He goes into the game against Dallas and blankets Dez Bryant. Midway through the game he is talking on the sidelines and points out Dez’s lack of route running and how it makes covering him so much easier.

  319. By Spencer on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    What if Cassel outplays Ponder in the preseason like Wilson did with Flynn?

  320. By pondersucks07 on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    do not waste first round pick on a wr.once Austin is gone the rest of the field are about equal in talent no sure thing.there is always a troy Williamson in the bunch.you can pick up another wr in rounds 3-5.if glennon falls to the third round the vikes should draft him.6’6 220lbs. cannon for a arm,dont have to roll out to find a passing lans.meaning he will be able to use the whole field of play and be able to spot open wrs+te+rbs that we all know ponder miss seeing. Viking fans always giving this guy all kind of reasons to fail off.line wrs no good its only his ten year in the league.hes dating hes getting married everybody fault but ponders.a good leader steps up and takes responsibility

  321. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer, not sure that is a what if. More like a what.

  322. By TBurbs44 on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    This guys needs to be taken with our 23rd pick followed up by Deandre Hipkins with our 25th. Our DE’s are getting old and in contract years. This kid is smart, athletic, and and absolute beast. How is he not on our radar!?

  323. By TBurbs44 on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    This kid is a class act. Jared Allen 2.0

  324. By Spencer on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    No más DE’s.

  325. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer roamin in DA HOUSE!

  326. By Richard1A on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    Hunt looks really good, 6 foot 8, 38 reps on the bench press.

  327. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    A lot of things look good until you get them home and try them on.

  328. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    Is Tavaris Jackson better then Ponder?

  329. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    oops– than

  330. By Frederick Jones on Mar 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Parody,

    Glad to hear from you. Jones really does think that Joe Webb has the skills to lead a team to the World Championship, just like Steve Young or Kaepernick.

    This has nothing to do with religion…lol

  331. By Frederick Jones on Mar 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Parody,

    According to one study none of us uses even 5% of our ability.

    So although Joe Webb does have the ability, the question is will he get the encouragement, and guidance to use it.

  332. By Frederick Jones on Mar 26, 2013 | Reply

    A lot of people are behind Ponder to be the next great Viking QB. That is understandable.

    But, to jones, Joe Webb has nearly the same traits as Ponder, and is even superior in some.

  333. By Frederick Jones on Mar 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Parody,

    Joe Webb’s biggest draw back has to be his speech pattern. That makes many people not believe in him.

    He could see an english or speech teacher to solve the problem.

    Then again jones has things he could work on. None of us is perfect.

  334. By Frederick Jones on Mar 26, 2013 | Reply

    Titus in da hoooowsse!

  335. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 26, 2013 | Reply

    Titus is in the hay in about 5 minutes.

  336. By Parody on Mar 26, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard Joe Webb talk. That has never been a deciding factor. The facts of the matter are that Joe doesn’t have what it takes to be our starting QB. That’s why they reached in the draft for Ponder, and got McNabb in the same year. That’s why Joe floundered in the playoff game.

    His style is too similar to Tebow. Great if you don’t know what he can do, but when you figure it out and gameplan against it, it becomes very mediocre.

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

    Fred Webb can’t read down his open receivers before he decides to run. There is no confidence in him by the coaching staff or they wouldn’t have drafted Ponder or aquired Cassel this FA. It is my opinion he is probably released or traded to make salary room for draft picks or another FA. Unless they make Webb a WR.

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

    Titus Buffalo is looking to draft a QB this season. TJack will backing up the Rookie. If not they will make a move on other availible QBs.

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