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Where Does The Jennings Acquisition Rank?

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 27, 2013 – 4:48 pm

The NFL began a new League Year on March 12, and the news came fast and furious once teams were able to do business. Long-rumored trades become official, core players were re-signed, coveted free agents made big-money decisions and teams manipulated their rosters to put themselves in optimum salary cap position.

Through it all, the Vikings were significant players during the process. They re-signed RT Phil Loadholt and several other of their own free agents, they swapped WR Percy Harvin for three draft choices (including a 1st-rounder this year) and they did what they had to do to clear room under the salary cap.

The move that made the most noise on a national level, though, was the signing of WR Greg Jennings.

So just where does the Jennings signing rank in terms of relevance across the NFL? Bucky Brooks of NFL.com has considered all the roster shuffling and has compiled a list of the 10 most significant. It’s worth a quick read.

Let us know what you think of Brooks’ list and of his opinion regarding the Jennings acquisition by leaving your thoughts in the comments section below this entry…

greg


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567 Responses to “Where Does The Jennings Acquisition Rank?”

  1. By john61 on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    I LIKE THE SIGNING,now get 2 WR in the 3rd round ,

  2. By Troutdaddy on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings was a good pickup and I agree with John61 above! We need to get a good WR in the first round to make it that much more of a bonus for us. Like I said all along, I know that Spielman has got a lot of tricks up his sleeve and he is not done yet. The draft will be the icing on the cake and the Vikes will a much better team when the draft is done.

  3. By Tom L on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    I would like to give up the low 2nd round pick for Donario Alexander from the Chargers. Let the experience of Jennings and the Vikings trainers to help him save on his knees. 6′ 5″ 220lbs, big, fast and in 9 games 600+yrds and 7 TDs on a team that couldn’t keep the QB upright. 3 mil or less this year, cut Simpson (even though I like his chances). Com-on Man!

  4. By Richard1A on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    We already know Jennngs can catch, can Ponder prove himself with Jennings……or, more excuses! We could make out better than when we had Harvin, The Vikes have to do something sufficient with the draft choice they got, they could go defense with it!

  5. By Tom L on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Use the 1st round for defense and maybe trade down for higher 2nd round and 3rd rd for defense. AND, JENNINGS was perfect; a 4th yr man like Alexander would really make AP’s job a little easier.

  6. By Quinton J on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    move up get tavan austin with 1st pick to replace harvin austin in the slot with gennings and simpson use the 25th pick on defence

  7. By john61 on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    i said a while back we should trade web,gerhart,and 7th round pick for D.A. i think he would be a great wr for the vikes 6” 5 with speed

  8. By Tom L on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    With a 2nd round tender, and I heard only a 2.5 mil contract. It should happen. Vikes would not have to worry about any more receivers. Jennings, Wright, Burton and Alexander. Work the rest of the picks on defense just because we may not get AW back. Stack the depth on defense, offense should be set for a few years.

  9. By john61 on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Quinton like your thinking,but we cant afford to trade up ,we need all these top picks,lb,cb,wr dt

  10. By Tom L on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    With respect to the article, Jennings made opinions like this possible. I like Harvin but with him these thoughts would not be enough.

  11. By mexicovikingsamigo on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    23 DT
    25 LB

  12. By Nicholas on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    We already have excellent slot WRs in Jennings and Wright. Austin wouldn’t really be worth moving up for IMO. If he fell to us….well…it would be kind of hard to pass up if he was BPA.

  13. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    #23…Trade down…

    #25…D Hopkins…

  14. By Tom L on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    #23… Ta’O
    #25… Hopkins, unless they find a way to get DA, If so trade down to still get more defense.

  15. By vikings rule on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings only have 5 million cap space left, enough to sign the rookies
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000154634/article/remaining-salary-cap-space-for-each-nfl-team

  16. By Cutter on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    The Vikings need to Draft

    #23-Manti Teo

    #25-Tavon Austin or trade down…

  17. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Wobbles is writing weird again– man that one sentence make zero sense. Zero.

  18. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Margus Hunt – DL – Player A source tells NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport SMU DE Margus Hunt “won’t get past (the) first round.”
    Hunt is a freak athlete, packing 4.60 speed in his 6-foot-8, 277-pound body, but will turn 26 in July. He also had an underwhelming college career, and has raw technique. If he goes on day one, it will be based on his athleticism alone. Hunt has been linked to the Jets in recent days.
    Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter Mar 27 – 6:43 PM

  19. By Tom L on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Allen 17.5 mil, cap hit and he wants to win so resign him for 3-4 yrs to bring the cap hit down. Same with Williams (don’t know exact cap hit) to get the best available. I don’t think cap space is not negotiable at this time.
    I think Hunt will be there in the second round even though vikes may need to move up.

  20. By Champ Henson on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    What is the point of mikling the Jennings story? Must be a very slow week in vikings land.

  21. By Parody on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Hunt isn’t worth a second round pick. We need great football players, not great athletes. Webb is one of the greatest athletes on the team, and he is doing us no good.

  22. By Champ Henson on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings is good but he cost the vikings way to much cap money.

  23. By Champ Henson on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Is any player really worth a million dollars a game?

  24. By Champ Henson on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    referring to Allen at 17.5 million.

  25. By Tom L on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    If our overwritten old contracts cant be rewritten for cap space (tom brady) then those are the players that are greedy. I feel our veterans will get extensions and restructure to fix cap issues. Allen has several more years if he wants to, Williams has 2-3 if he wants to. Same reason A Rodgers is going to get his extension, GB has to plan for the cap for the next several years. Structured so it doesn’t kill the cap, like Flacco; highest paid without killing the cap..

  26. By Tom L on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    lol, must take a very sharp pencil to pay someone 120 mil in 6 yrs and only take a 7 mil cap hit this year.

  27. By Kurt on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t forget we still could trade Gerhart, he is a quality back and i could see a decent draft pick for him. Look at his stats he has proven to be productive, i think we should use that and trade his value and get deeper in other areas.

  28. By Tom L on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Tough one, logical, but what if AP goes down. Look at what Toby did 2 yrs ago. great back up.

  29. By Tom L on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Wouldn’t want to get like GB. Last year the #1 RB goes down and even Rogers with the receiving core that was there got targeted, damaged and get it to far in the playoffs.

  30. By Champ Henson on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    If AP goes down the vikings will be sunk unless they draft a rb.

  31. By Alex on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t see us resigning Gerhart after this year still think it would be smart to move him at the draft. Trade him to Miami for the 42 pick overall, get value now before he is gone and make the team better.

    ^Not suggesting just Gerhart for a 2nd round pick we would need to send a pick or two over as well but they should be low rounders.

  32. By Goldvike on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Keep Gerhart

  33. By Shawn on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    WOW … so this is where you guys went. I was still refreshing last blog.

  34. By Tom L on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Without Gerhart, Asiata didn’t have it, use the Gerhart pick for a RB? don’t know what you have, Webb would be the only choice. Yeah, I think keep Gerhart.

  35. By Alex on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Asiata can do everything Gerhart does why not get value for him? Ap is going to get most of the running plays anyways. I’m all for having depth on the team but we have more important needs and an additional pick could help that.

  36. By Shawn on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    We dont use Gerhart. Im sure we can find a 4th or 5th round RB to carry the ball 50 times.

    Besides if we play the 49ers Toby will fumble 3 times in a row and Harbaugh will get 5 timeouts.

  37. By Parody on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    gerhart deserves to be a starting RB, and that’s not going to happen with the Vikings. We need to trade him so we can retain some value. We won’t be re-signing Gerhart next year no matter how much any of the fans want it to happen.

    We need a backup for AP, but that backup shouldn’t be a vet who is coming into his own. That would be overpriced and cost the team way too much value in other areas.

  38. By Kurt on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    we are gonna lose gerhart after this year anyway, i figure get something for him. maybe had stephens howling, or peyton hillis.

  39. By liito on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings is a very good pick-up. Now, an Austin and another top-notched vertical deep threat will surely help the run-game of All Day. A passing game ranked 31st in the league last year to perhaps a ranking in the top 10 this year may be too ambitious, but that would be AWESOME FANTASY.

  40. By Tom L on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    All good points, I guess the way AP runs I might be selfish this year in wanting a starter caliber back up. And that was a good one Shawn………… not.

  41. By Tom L on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Does anyone remember why Webb (199th pick) was called a QB instead of staying a WR until he could be a QB if he could. 6-4 220# (just like D Alexander I really love to watch)????

  42. By RB on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Use #23 for a LB, preferably Ogletree if he’s still there
    Use #25 for DT, preferably th kid from Purdue

    Trade up in the SECOND Round (cheaper than trading up in the first) … then nab Justin Hunter or the kid from Clemson

    3rd round Trade up again grab a decent CB

    4th rd (#1) guard

    4th rd (#2) Another WR

    5th rd another CB or BPA

    6th rd Punter, the kid from La Tech

    Figure we’ve burned our 7ths by now

    *Viola* … Instant Norse credibility

  43. By PloeJummer on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    @ john61

    Quinton like your thinking,but we cant afford to trade up ,we need all these top picks,lb,cb,wr dt

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

    Respectfully, I disagree with you John61. My belief is that we could get a much better DT, LB, or CB if we traded a 1st round and a 4th or 3rd round picks to move up in the top 10 somewhere. Just like we got Kalil at pick 4 last year, we would get a much better quality player moving up from 23 or 25.

  44. By john61 on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    we dont have that many picks to trade up in them rounds with out giving to much,might be able to trade up in the 2nd,then that would be it

  45. By Parody on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Cheer up Tom, I got a good chuckle out of it! You’re just taking it too personal. That game was extremely bizzarre, and we’re lucky that the Refs didn’t try just a little harder to hand it to the 49ers.

  46. By Parody on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    PloeJummer – The increase in value this year isn’t worth the value of the picks. I’ve read that the top-tier players in this year’s draft are low quality for top-tier draftees. However, the draft is deep in players of the next tier, so we’d be better off to trade back. We can get a couple of extra picks and realize little-to-no difference in the quality of players.

  47. By john61 on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    agree we could get a lot better players,but at what cost, we have alot of holes to fill

  48. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    WRHOPKINS,
    I know where you are coming from in your mind set of the WR thing, but Troy Williamson and Patterson is a terrible comparison. The only thing they have in common is speed, it stops right there. Pattersons intangible are obvious, he is going to be a star. Williamson was just a terrible pick.
    In my eyes he is a no brainer 1st rounder. But we all see things different. Dose’t matter anyway, because he won’t be on the board at pick 23.

  49. By Shawn on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    The best case scenario would be to have Patterson and Te’o gone before 23. That means there will be no pressure to think of the risk/reward … potential busts.

  50. By Shawn on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    I hope the Bears take Te’o and leave ABrown

  51. By john61 on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    A BROWN, J WILLIAMS, LOVE IT

  52. By So Cal Viking on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    I say no to drafting Te’o,I dont know why Wobbs is putting up all this Te’o stuff on the website,maybe he knows something hmm

  53. By Parody on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe Wobbs knows something? HA! I know they always say there’s a first time for everything, but don’t you think that this would prove to be an exception to that rule?

  54. By H.SMITH on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    23. Ogletree or Brown
    25. Keenan Allen or Hopkins, if for some reason they are both gone then get bpa or trade down to acquire a few more selections.

    NO TO TE’O i would be a little sad if they pick him, seems to slow to play in pass coverage for us

  55. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    I liked the Bucky Brooks article. I thought he hit the nail right on the head. All those players should make dramatic impacts with their new teams. I like that Mike Wallace was not part of the top ten. I believe Jennings is a far better WR then Wallace and Jennings will have a far greater impact. The combination of AP and Jennings will be a nightmare for defenses. Jennings will help open up our offense in a big way. If teams crowd the box to stop AP, Jennings will run wild and help loosen the “D” for all the other WR”S and our monster TE. I am expecting big things from our offense this year.

  56. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    I am diggin Patterson, but Te’o? No way. I want nothing to do with Te’o. A. Cole is probably just as good, if not better then Te’o. I hope and pray we do not draft Te’o.

  57. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    HAHA Shawn I’m a LOT slower than you. I just found the new blog.

  58. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    Can’t go wrong with John61. A. Brown and J. Williams. Sounds good to me. Then draft the the BEST WR available with our 2cd. round pick. I hope with our 3rd round pick we grab the honey badger. That’s right boys, I said it, the honey badger. The kid is a play making machine. The badger is a FOOTBALL PLAYER!!!!

  59. By Shawn on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    LOL GDP :)

  60. By Dueyz on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    I’m more curious why we’re discussing worrking so hard to put special receivers in the backfield, when we don’t have a starting QB that is built to throw lasers to those type recievers. Unless we intend to build and maintain a receiving group of strictly Harvin-type receivers and specialty tight ends, we will be faced with a bigger question…..eventually.

  61. By DWang on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    This article loses all credibility because it cites Alex Smith as the #1 move. Alex Smith has never succeeded with anyone besides Jim Harbaugh and the article makes him out to be some elite QB.

  62. By pondersucks07 on Mar 27, 2013 | Reply

    trade gearhart for what maybe a third round pick when we drafted him in the second.should have drafted moore a safety out of ucla.we needed safetys not rbs don’t tell me he was bpa because moore was one of the top safetys coming out that year.yeah we got rid of that gamechanger percy because of his so called attitude,but Winfield great person in lockerroom community and our top db last year.winfields reward……… your cut hey security escort winfeld from the building.then to top it off sign 30 yr old wr overpaid at that.then tell me we got better,i don’t think so.rest of team sees the way front office handled winfeld.you think that’s good for the looker room.that being said.you don’t get better by taking great players from your team and replace them averge players .Jennings has missed mor games than percy since percy was in the league.

  63. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    shoulda coulda woulda crew in the HOUSE !!!! WHAT WAHT

  64. By pondersucks07 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Austin only wr worth a 1st round pick. dt ilb or cb with the top picks.you get wr 3-5. Patterson could be the troy Williamson why waste no#1 on wrs so many of them. all of them about the same after Austin nobody a sure thing. took det. five drafts to figure that out.minnesota hasn’t been real good at drafting wr de in the 11st. round,expect the no brainers like percy ,moss

  65. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    glennon draft third round so he can start in 2014

  66. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Tavon Austin – WR – Player NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah would be “shocked” if the Rams didn’t select a wide receiver in the first round.
    Per Jeremiah, St. Louis brass is doing “extensive homework” on “several” highly rated wideout prospects. The Rams also have two first-round picks. The club is high on second-year outside receivers Chris Givens and Brian Quick, but we wouldn’t be surprised if they took Tavon Austin should he make it to No. 16. Related: Rams
    Source: Daniel Jeremiah on Twitter Mar 28 – 1:16 AM

  67. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/200333061.html

  68. By Tom L on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Rush yds, R TD, / Pass yds, P TD
    Jennings Harvin
    2009 – – / 1120 4 135 – / 790 6
    2010 -1 – 1 / 265 12 107 1 / 868 5
    2011 – – / 949 9 345 2 / 967 6
    2012 – – / 366 4 96 1 / 677 3

    Hadn’t look at this way, now I am not sure how either guy got paid. I still like Jennings better, he is a stand up guy and more of a team player. Harvin a little more diverse but neither worth the new contracts.

  69. By Tom L on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Dan the fingers, 2010 Jennings, -1 rush,0 td, 1265 yrds 12 tds.
    4yrs; Jennings -1 rush, 0 td / 1890 ps yds, 29 tds.
    ………Harvin 681 rsh yds, 4 tds / 3282 pass yds, 20 tds.

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  70. By Tom L on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    again,,,,,, Jennings, 3890 ps yds.

  71. By Glenn on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Good pickup ,know get a dam quarterback that
    Can throw him the ball

  72. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Ya Tom L,
    Jennings was a big time signing. I don’t think some people understand how good Jennings actually is.

  73. By vikingbob136 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    No doubt that Jennings is a great signing.
    Lets see if he makes Ponder a better QB.
    #23 A.Brown
    NO TEO. Too slow!

  74. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Bob,
    I think besides Jennings being a great football player, he looks, and plays as though he understands the game of football big time. I bet Jennings helps out Ponder in a big way.

  75. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I know this is probably not a popular opinion, but the more I think about it, the more I hope we sign Urlacher before the draft. We all know he has lost a step, but he is still one of the better MLB’s in the NFL. H3ll of a lot better then Brinkly that’s for sure and would be an instant upgrade for our Defense. It would open up the draft for us a little bit more also. We could field one h3ll of a team next season!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Sometimes its not what you hear…
    Its when you don’t hear anything ???…That bothers you…

    Many wonder how the Winfield situation will turn out…I happen to be one of them…Hoping T’oine returns…

    But what about a few other veterans ???…

    K Will is not worth 7.5 million this season…And sounds like he doesn’t plan on taking less…That being the case..Is K Will going to be replaced by other DT options this springs draft ???…

    J Allen is not worth 17.5 million this season…And there has been no word on Allen if he is willing to restructure his contract ???…

    Now I am not saying this is something to worry about…Because Spielman is careful to keep all contract negotiations behind closed doors…

    Just saying things could still change a lot before- or during the draft…Depending on how willing our veterans are will to negotiate their contracts ???…

  77. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Hop,
    Exactly. I can’t help but believe we will be looking to draft “D” heavy this year. And is their a MLB in the draft that jumps out at you?

  78. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    @Ponder AP “ALL DAY”

    Ogeltree is very good…But off my board because of off field issues…

    A Brown is my favorite…But Sio Moore comes in at a close second choice…

    AJ Klein,Bostic,Te’o,etc…all fall into a group behind those top three…imo…

  79. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Draft Tavon Austin!!!!

  80. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Ogeltree is by far my favorite. I’m a bit of a risk taker. If I see talent and the off the field looks to be,”not to crazy”. I’d go for it, ride the storm so to speak, and see what comes of it.

  81. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Cap space….

    http://min.scout.com/2/1278686.html

  82. By Troutdaddy on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I still question Tavon Austin’s size. We need a tall WR with speed. Tavons speed could be a bonus but we need a Megatron type player that can do both consistently.

    Lastly- I still don’t get why all the negative Manti Teo remarks. He is not slow and he knows the position. You can’t tell me that he just suddenly stopped being a great football player due to the girlfriend scandal. I said it before, any team will be happy to have him on their roster. He will be even more hungry now to play and prove himself than before.

  83. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Hop,
    What I mean to say is this. I believe everybody deserves a second chance AND the opportunity to grow,BUT, if you continue to abuse charity given, then it’s Good luck Chuck and I hope everything works out for ya.

  84. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Troutdaddy,
    I hope your right about Te’o, but their is just something about him that just yells BUST. He may be a H3ll of a football player, but I am having a hard time seeing it.

  85. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    You can question his size all you want but you simply can pass on a guy with “rare accelaration, agility and game breaking abiilty”. Tavon with the 23rd!

  86. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1581178-7-linebackers-the-minnesota-vikings-can-add-in-each-round-of-the-nfl-draft#/articles/1581178-7-linebackers-the-minnesota-vikings-can-add-in-each-round-of-the-nfl-draft

  87. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Watching tape on Teo, the word Bust definatley deosnt cross my mind but i think that id rather go with a more athletic Ogletree or arthur brown. Dont get me wrong i Like what teo brings to us on the field but i dont want all the Hooplah he brings with him

  88. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    @Ponder AP “ALL DAY”

    Read this…This explains why I prefer an Allen of Hopkins…
    To that of an “unproven” Patterson or Hunter….

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1584236-who-are-experts-predicting-to-the-vikings-in-the-first-round-of-the-nfl-draft#/articles/1584236-who-are-experts-predicting-to-the-vikings-in-the-first-round-of-the-nfl-draft

  89. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Patterson is too raw. He has intriguing height weight speed and quickness but a wide receiver coach has to teach him the whole route because he’s such a horrible route runner

  90. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Antoine Winfield – DB – Free Agent ESPN 1500 Twin Cities doesn’t expect free agent CB Antoine Winfield to re-sign with the Vikings.
    Winfield hasn’t given up on returning, but it remains doubtful that he would consider taking less money to come back. He met with the Redskins on Wednesday and is reportedly drawing interest from “at least two other teams.” Beat reporter Tom Pelissero suggests the Seahawks and Browns could have interest.
    Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter Mar 28 – 10:37 AM

  91. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    He’s prettty darn good with the ball in his hands but he has huge concentration lapses and watching tape, You can Tell when he is making a cut to other side of the field, he Plants his foot so hard in the ground and that Might lead to an Acl injury.

  92. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    With time to develop under a good quarterback, i think he’s going to turn out to be just like Demetrius Thomas. But i think that Thomas way more physical and Just seems to be more motivated than Patterson

  93. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Watching Tape on Austin, I did not see one flaw…Honestly Not one single flaw in his game. The only Arguement People have against Him is height but The NFL is becoming a smaller leauge with guys like Percy harvin being more Valuable.

  94. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Thats right, Those old days of Randy Moss and Tall recievers Are coming to an End. The Harvins, Tavon Austins and Victor cruzes of the world are Being more valuable these days

  95. By Fran, a vikings fan from Puerto Rico on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    R1 (23): ILB
    R1 (25): CB
    R2: WR, NOT SLOT
    R3: DT
    R4: DE-DT TYPE OF PLAYER
    R4: OLB
    R5: WR, SLOT
    R6: G
    R7: BOLD THE SPECIAL TEAM

  96. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I have given this some time and id like to humbly present my mock draft to you good people.
    Round 1.WR Tavon Austin
    Round 1.LB Arthur brown
    Round 2. trade our late 4th to move up and select WRJustin Hunter
    round 3. CB Tyrone Mathews
    Round 4. QB EJ Manuel
    Round 5. CB Jordan Poyer
    The rest really can be for special teams or talented players with character issues such as RB Cristine Micheals

  97. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I filled Huge needs with those picks. Took an unbelievable faster version of Percy Harvin In Austin, A Legit Deep threat and Big body #1 recieiver With Hunter. A Fast athletic Starting Middle linebacker In Arthur Brown. An Electrifying Playmaker on cornerback In Tyrone Mathews (hear what Deion sanders has to say about him) and another Exciting young corner/Punt returner in Jordan Poyer. I personally dont believe in Ponder and unfortunatley when he does Prove me Right, Ej Emaunel will step in.

  98. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Mike Mayock Himself, (You know the guy who does those Vikings preseason games on NBC?) said that Ej Emanuel out of florida state is a much better qb prospect than ponder. And i remember he was kind of high on ponder when he came out. He ranks Emnauel as the #2 ranked Qb ahead of barkley and behind Geno Smith

  99. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think Austin will be a physical as Harvin…

    But think Austin will be more of a deep threat than Harvin…

    Harvin is a physical- but reckless player…

    Austin has a quick twitch and acceleration that beats Harvin…imo…

    Both have very good ball skills…

    But think Austin has that fourth gear and moves- that will make him more of a deep threat…Even with his lack of height…

    I am never one to put speed and agility- over height at WR very often…

    But believe Austin has that kind of speed and talent- to be an excellent in the slot or at outside WR…

    This kid is going to leave a lot of CB’s standing flat-footed in the NFL after he makes his move…Just wait and see…And it makes him that much more harder to defend…Because he has no problem taking his routes inside…

    Great attitude also…
    Love this kid !!!…

  100. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Hopkins, Im glad that you finally See what i have being noticing about Austin this whole time. I watch alot of college football and this guy was one of the best ever. While harvin was a tremendous quick player, he never could go deep like people believe he could. he had the speed but he never got that extra seperation Or as you said “Fourth Gear”. Well Austin has a 6th gear. Pair this Kid with either deandre hopkins Or Any second Round receiver such as Hunter or woods! Our offense will be the very best in the nfl with these Talents

  101. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    WRHopkins2013 sounds like your name should be WRAustin2013 Lol

  102. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Clay Matthews – LB – Packers The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that the Packers are close to finalizing an extension with Clay Matthews.
    The Packers opened talks with Matthews at the Combine and are believed to have a deal in place. The expectation is that both Matthews and Aaron Rodgers will be signed to long-term extensions before the draft. Matthews is currently due $3.73 million this season after escalators increased his salary from $1.492 million.
    Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Mar 28 – 11:18 AM

  103. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Woods- I like much more than Hunter…

    I will be surprised if Woods drops out of the first round…
    I could care less where these mock drafts have him going ???…

  104. By Troutdaddy on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Ok, I went and looked again at Tavon Austin and some of his highlights. I am changing my tune about his height… He more than compensates for that with his ability to get open or simply speed-burst his way. Very impressive. Could be a great replacement for Harvin. Different kind of player obviously as he wont be as explosive after the catch, but he may not need to. Ok, I am convinced. Thanks to all of you who forced me to look deeper.

    The same should be said about Teo… Look beyond the scandal. His off-field behaviors are not immoral or drug-alchohol related. His personal past will not define how he plays physically and he is going to be stronger in character now having gone through this. Whether or not the Vikes consider him in the draft is a moot point. Yes there are other great choices as well. Just don’t discount him as a Bust until he has the chance to at least try. Too many people being judgemental… That’s all I am saying…

  105. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Same here trout i like Teo on tape. i think he has range and some coverage ability And overall great instincts for a middle linebacker. But id rather take a chance on a More athletic linebacker such as arthur brown

  106. By Gene C. on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings will male those around him better ie Ponder Simpson Randolph. Bigger impact than Percy in Seattle and I’m a huge Harvin fan.

  107. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Arthur brown is alot like navaro Bowman. Undersized Linebacker with speed to run with Rbs and tight ends and He is also a thumper. Get HIM!

  108. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Speilman Does have a track record for drafting notre dame players and reuniting Teo with His former teamates, harrison, Planton and Kyle rudolph might be very intriguing to him. I hope he doesnt but its looking more and more likely with that need at Linebacker and speilamans Mindset, we might draft Teo. First round, i wouldnt do it but You never know with speilman

  109. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    i think that this whole Scandel thing wont matter in the end in speilmans Eyes because Teo will have his former Notre dame Teammates definding him in the locker room So the chances of him causing a distraction to the team isnt a factor in Speilman’s head

  110. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    @Troutdaddy…..

    I think Te’o will be a solid LB…Don’t get me wrong…

    Just the reasoning that I believe Te’o is not a first round talent…
    I could be wrong ???…Its just an opinion…

  111. By Beligni on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    #23 – Te’o(MLB) or Austin(WR)

    #25 – Justin Hunter (If Austin wasen’t there in the last pick) or a big DT

    Second round – Please take Tyrann Mathieu , the guy is a perfect replacemente for Winfield and he can also be great on Special Teams

    Third Round – take a Guard

    Fourth – WR

  112. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Hop,
    I understand why you are not sold on Patterson, But sorry bro, Patterson is the Bomb. He has the same skill set as Austin but with more size. Thats a HUGE advantage on the field because Austin is a dynamo, But Patterson has a leg up because he is a “FREAK” of nature. I don’t care about the size of a player if he is a GREAT athlete, BUT, Patterson is the total package and he will START DAY ONE, where ever he lands.

  113. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Te’o is not a “thumper’…
    Te’o has slow speed…
    Te’o has off the field media baggage…

    Te’o (in my opinion) is a 3rd round ILB prospect…With many other LB’s…

  114. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Te”o said he had been running the 40yd dash in 4.5/4.6 range. He has not and still tends to fib?

  115. By rory from n.w.ark on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I believe our biggest weakness was obvious last season ,,last in passing ranking,,No brainer first pick needs to be the best receiver available,than 25 pick def tackle,safety linebacker,corner agaain best player available at that pick,not necessarily in that order,I still think Urlacker would help this next season,if he would come aboard reasonable to get revenge on da bears,,just a thought,I would get everything I could get for Toby now he needs to start for someone,I hope and pray Greg Childs will come back healthy,lord willing he would solve a big receiver question mark,go Vikings,get a draft class like last year and we are set to make a legitamate run

  116. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I like Woods more then Hunter also.

  117. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    The best way i can describe Te’o, is he is slow minded and a bit slow on his feet. I don’t think that will translate well at the next level.

  118. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Patterson…

    Poor route runner…

    Allows the ball to come into his body…Does not attack the ball at its highest point…

    Has only played in 7 games in college…That is the extent of his football career…

    Not enough reps on the field or playing time to see how he adjusts to defenses ???…
    After defenses adjust to him…

    Raw talent…Will not contribute right away…

    Love him if you like…

    But this guy has BIG BUST potential written all over him- for this fan….

  119. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I think that Teo is a Thumper. and a playmaker on defense. This Guy was a heisman Runner up!! Geez that national game really did turn off alot of people including my self but lets give credit where credit is due. He was this close to winning the hesiman..at defense! Charles Woodson is the only defesnive player to win the heisman so have a little respect for his achievements.

  120. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Bears rumored to be interested in Manti at pick #20. Hope he does well in going to Chicago for the workout soon

  121. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    With that Said, I STill wouldn t draft him in the first. Arthur davis is simply a better prospect and is much cleaner…even though lets be honest, that whole scadal thing was just silly

  122. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    *arthur brown

  123. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Arthur Brown,Kevin Minter,Alex Ogletree,Manti T’eo

    just find the best d a m n one period! A few ND teammates don’t make any difference when it comes to talent.

    C’mon Studwell!

  124. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I refuse to want a LB on my team…

    That feels more comfortable in front of media cameras…
    Than on a football field !!!…

  125. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    By Fran, a vikings fan from Puerto Rico on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply
    R1 (23): ILB
    R1 (25): CB
    R2: WR, NOT SLOT
    R3: DT
    R4: DE-DT TYPE OF PLAYER
    R4: OLB
    R5: WR, SLOT
    R6: G
    R7: BOLD THE SPECIAL TEAM

  126. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Hop I’m assuming you dont want pothead Tyrann Mathiue either

  127. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Johnny,
    I understand what are sayin about Te’o, BUT, I think his reactionary time at the pro level will be a bit to slow. At the college level it’s all good because of his work ethic, but at the pro level it’s about gettin it. Te’o is good, but he ain’t all that.

  128. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    i agree Ponder All Day, He’ll be a solid starter no doubt, but he doesnt have the athleticism and upside of Ogletree and Brown

  129. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think Ogletree or Brown may be around at 23. So sign Old man Urlacher. But if Brown is there, draft him. Injuries happen. Guess what? We are covered at a not so high a price for two great players.

  130. By Johnny on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    No to urlacher. These old washed up veterans set teams back 2 years. simply no. Bring in a ROOK

  131. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Olgetree is listed around 15-17 in a lot of mocks so he is easily on radar. Vikes love versatility so he should be tops on the board due to his flexibility to play all three positions

  132. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    GDP…

    Nope…Tyrann is not on my radar…
    Maybe we could use up a late 7th rounder as a flyer pick…But thats all…

    But was more than willing to do that with one of last years 7th round picks with Vontaze Burfict…
    But Spielman opted not too…

    And if we would have done that ???…
    We might not even be looking for a LB in this springs draft….

  133. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Not sure how many remember…

    I said last spring…Burfict would most likely go undrafted…

    Who believed me back then ???….

  134. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Oh Johnny boy,
    Urlacher Is not demanding Ft. Knox, he will certainly not set us back. And i must say, even at his old football age, he is still one of the best MLB in the League. He is not in a old folks home quite yet. Vengence is Urlachers keep in mind!!!

  135. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Hop,
    I have to revisit what you said earlier. Though no one wants to talk about it, Allen and Williams are demanding to much of the Cap . Grif can replace Allen in a heart beat and K Wil “The beast he is” has seen better days. If they can’t bow to history, then let them pay for their mistakes.

  136. By mike on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I just have this feeling that Jennings will be injured for much of his Vikings career.

    They paid the man so I hope it turns well for both sides. And the man has charisma i must admit.

    I definitely don’t want TOO MANY ROOKIES as WR’s for the Christian Ponder Project we have for this season and the next season.

    But when it all comes down to it… what other veteran WR were available for MN to get?

    ….Darrius heyward-bey to the lions today I heard… for a Heyward-bey similar reference view Williamson, Troy.

  137. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    By Ponder AP “ALL DAY” on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Hop,
    I have to revisit what you said earlier. Though no one wants to talk about it, Allen and Williams are demanding to much of the Cap . Grif can replace Allen in a heart beat and K Wil “The beast he is” has seen better days. If they can’t bow to history, then let them pay for their mistakes.

    _______________________________

    It just seems like some veterans are “drawing some lines in the sand” over contract issues this off season…Like with Winfield situation…

    It might be interesting seeing how Spielman handles the others ???…

    J Allen and K Will are good players yet…
    But not worth 25 million against the cap for one season…

  138. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Hop,

    I said we should have drafted Burfict and Janoris Jenkins, but we dont want troublemakers.

  139. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Nope…We don’t…

    But you wanted Burfict much higher in the draft than I did….

    If a 7th rounder works out ???…Great !!!…
    If he doesn’t ???…No risk…No big deal…

  140. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    tribute to the 2012 draft : Vontaze Burfict

  141. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Hop,
    It only stands to reason that they take a pay cut. Booth of them have to look at the cap and pick money or a unforgettable ride. We all know what their agent is saying. I only wish i could win 100,000 in the lottery, let alone millions.

  142. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Hop,
    It only stands to reason that they take a pay cut. Both of them have to look at the cap and pick money or a unforgettable ride. We all know what their agent is saying. I only wish i could win 100,000 in the lottery, let alone millions.

  143. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Who in the world is #7. I will be his agent and make money rain from the sky!!!!!

  144. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    The “Man of Steele” will be making a lot of coin after this season !!!…

    Wait and see….

  145. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Hop,
    Make sure you see fit, to put that boy in a Viking uni. Ya here.

  146. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    The Tundra may be icy and the winds may blow cold, but the COLD HARD FORCE of the NORESMAN,……… will see history unfold.

  147. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Winfeild is a huge for our “D”. The only Person I could think to replace him is the Honey Badger. But Oh wait. Winfeild won’t be around to learn him.

  148. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I thought you were talking about Ponder ???…hahaha…lol

    Number #7 is Burfict…Last years rookie class ILB….

  149. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Ya know it’s crazy, but Winfeild is a Hall of Famer in my book. I don’t know the stats, but i have to believe they would rival any HOF CB.

  150. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    ;-)….

    Patriots signed WR Michael Jenkins, formerly of the Vikings.

    Jenkins, 31 in June, caught 40 pa sses for 449 yards and two touchdowns last season, appearing in all 16 games. “Mola sses Mike” was released by the Vikings more than three weeks ago, and didn’t draw an ounce of known interest before signing with New England. The deal is likely for the veteran’s minimum, and it isn’t a guarantee that he’ll make the team out of training camp. Jenkins can block, but he can no longer generate any separation from defensive backs. Related: Vikings
    Source: Jason La Canfora on Twitter Mar 28 – 1:59 PM

  151. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Hop,
    So what in the world happened to #7?

  152. By iaVIKE on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Now we’ll truly know if the lack of a passing game was Ponder’s fault like most seem to think… If Jenkins even makes it out of NE training camp i’ll be surprised.

  153. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Patriots signed WR Michael Jenkins, formerly of the Vikings.

    Looks like the Pats wanted our playbook… :-)

  154. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I think Jenk can still bring #3. But Ponder wasen’t up to speed. And what we have know is speed at WR.

  155. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    By iaVIKE on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Now we’ll truly know if the lack of a passing game was Ponder’s fault like most seem to think… If Jenkins even makes it out of NE training camp i’ll be surprised.

    __________________________

    And remember…Jenkins was Ponders best option…After Harvin left… :-(

  156. By Richard1A on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    KrAzY-Nuts-Berzerk! I’m ready for the season to Begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  157. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    For all you people in lacking. We have AP and speed. Simpson has speed. J Wright has speed. And Jennings. Well, Jennings has it all.

  158. By Tomcat on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer- THANKS A LOT for steering me to the draft game! So far I`ve done it 3 times when I should be mowing the grass or something. Incidentally, just be glad I don`t have Spielmans job.

  159. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder is his own worst enemy. He has the ability. His confidence was lacking because of the speed of the game hampered him. Not So this year. The true NORESMAN will step forward. And I mean Norseman to the Nth degree.

  160. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Safety : coach said they want to draft a player who is versatile at both spots, Free and Strong

    Blanton… high hopes plays like a dog 100% on every play’

  161. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Tomcat,
    Speiman has many advisors and vidieo. But Mayock makes the world go round. Speiman dosen’t pick out his @ss. He prepares. That’s what seperates Speilman from most dumb @ss GM’s

  162. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Watch Jenkins do significantly better with Brady and we can say that Ponder didnt have “nothing” at wide receiver.

  163. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    RichardA1,
    I feel that BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bro, the season is here and now. Harvin the ball hog is out and Jennings the great is in. FEEL THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  164. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    GDP, I heard Ponders coach talk about him once. Before he enter the NFL season. And what I felt we were getting was the next Brett Farve. The only reason Ponder didn’t play in the playoff game is because he was not activated.

  165. By vikingbob136 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    And now for something completely different(Monty Python)
    A Minn man was killed in Mexico by 3 of the workers who were helping him build a house to live in.His name is Kyle Kester.
    You have to be nuts or suicidal to go to Mexico these days but people think it won’t happen to them.Please stay out of Mexico.
    I am sorry if i offended anyone with this comment.

  166. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    For all of you Harvin F-cks that think Harvin will thrive in Seattle. Buyers be aware. The beast,( And I am not talking about AP), is coming.

  167. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Cant agree more with you bob. My grandmother has been saying for years to not come down there to visit her because of how bad its gotten. She actually came here Tuesday to visit us.

  168. By Tomcat on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Bostic is an overlooked MLB with size, speed, and a nasty streak. He can cover,and will be there in the 3rd or early 4th round.

  169. By vikingbob136 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    @GDP
    My buddy from Mexico won’t go back and visit his family.He says he is scared for his life down there.And he is a monster himself,6’4” 325.(mostly fat)

  170. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    The Vikings have re-signed linebacker Marvin M i t c h e l l

  171. By northwoodsv2 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I hope Austin can evade the CBs and Safeties of the NFL as well as he did in HS and college. And I can see him making a career as a grease spot when the NFL linebackers pound him into the turf.

    Harvin got hurt often, and this guy’s smaller.

  172. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Northwood,
    That is why God Invented weights.

  173. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Austin tends to run out of bounds … Harvin tends to do his best Adrian Peterson impersonation.

  174. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Bob,
    The girl next door said she had back pains. I said, hold still baby, I can help it!!

  175. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    ….http://www.rotoworld.com/headlines/cfb/24310/nfl-draft-headlines?r=1 Manti T’eo news:

  176. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    ‘Austin can only put on 8 pds or so . Body maxed out

  177. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    And then, There was Spencer with his woody in his hand.

  178. By Percy Harvin revenge on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder all “day”, and half the night.

    We will see what happens when Harvin jams the football up Frazier’s nose.

  179. By plungerrrr on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    LOL…you guys are clowns if u think the vikings will not trade up, there is no way they are gonna sit at 23 and 25, its just not happening, they need a big threat to go along with Jennings. And that guy simply wont be there at either of those picks. Plus on top of that by the time St. Lious picks (16) the top WR will alrdy be off the board, AND THEY WILL take WR at 16 and possibly 22, so with that being said, by the time the vikings draft they will be grabbing the 4th or mebbe even 6th ranked WR on the board, And they wont use a #1 pick on a guy that isnt a top 5 prospects at ANY position. they at least hafta move up to 15. And I still dont think that the guy they want will be there, they are gonna hafta move into the top 10 this year to grab their guy, and prolly give up a few picks, they have 6 picks in the first 4 rounds, so they will definatly be shuffling around. Luckily they have a ton of ammo in picks to move up.

  180. By Percy Harvin revenge on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    The vikings play at Seattle Time for Harvin to sit the record straight by helping them stuff the football up lying Spielman’s big, bright, red ass!

  181. By dee jay born on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    @GrandDaddyPurp…it wouldn’t surprise me neither if Jenkins does have a much better season…

  182. By iaVIKE on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Just stop, Deertracks. Harvin isn’t gunna stuff anything up anywhere.

  183. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Percy Harvin Revenge,
    The only thing going up my nose is the Rollings Stones, Beatels, Who, Cat Stevens, Gram Nash, All to much for you to comprehend. And by the way I am about to listen to world as I know It. See ya on the flip side. Beer and Music is my Thing, But the Vikes are Cheif.

  184. By So Cal Viking on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    http://minnesotavikingschat.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/New-2013-Vikings-Nike-Uniforms1.png

  185. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    those would be pretty sweet alternate uniforms

  186. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    but im still a purple helmet fan

  187. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    the3 more i look at it … i hope its not our main uniform yellow pants and yellow helmets remind me of p3ckers … i hate p3ckers

  188. By So Cal Viking on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    dont know if its the real deal but just thought i’d throw that up here,a lot of gold is on that uniform and i agree about the helmet thing

  189. By So Cal Viking on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    also keep the horns on the helmet

  190. By iaVIKE on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I think that was one of the sketches that was going around when Nike unvailed the new unis last spring. Go back to our throwbacks permanently!! Dark purple with the grey horns!

  191. By iaVIKE on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ODrmlgaHBHg/UNP9Ty47OnI/AAAAAAAAAcg/njVmuJVvhyk/s1600/adrian-peterson-open-field.jpg

  192. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Pats sign former Vikings WR M Jenkins

  193. By iaVIKE on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I would definitely settle for this though…

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5049/5295140494_a1da80653a_b.jpg

  194. By Richard1A on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    and….I have the dumb comment of the day…..why don’t they make the helmets more protective! maybe 1/2 inch thicker, why haven’t they taken care of this? if I played I would not care how big or what it looked like as long as you could run a mack truck into it and no damage to what its protecting!

  195. By Richard1A on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I mean think about it? if your going to have millions of dollars to use when you retire, why not demand a safe helmet! how stupid is it not to demand it!!

  196. By Tom L on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    And chin straps that ‘fall’ off.

  197. By H.SMITH on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    what about Jordan Campbell from NM Highlands at MLB? The kid seems like he has the drive and skills to overcome his height. Hes projected to go in the 7th or be a undrafted FA. I would take the chance on him.

  198. By GrandDaddyPurp on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    iaVike,

    I really like those uniforms.

    The throwbacks are my favorite, Adrian Peterson open field pic you posted.hose.
    I wish we could just permanently go back to those.

    I even like these uniforms before I like our current unis
    http://www.fantasysportsgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/mosscarter.jpg

  199. By Haystack Calhoun on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Speilman some how some kind of way get Tavon Austin on this team,as well as the Honey Badger,and Jordan Campbell.

  200. By plungerrrr on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    indeed would love to see austin and the honey badger on the roster, that lsu kid is gonna be the steal of the draft, i havent heard much in the way of jordan campbell tho

  201. By Haystack Calhoun on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Tavon Austin electricfing,Honey Badger a playmaker,Jordan Campbell a diamond in the rough.=SUPER BOWL..

  202. By Goldvike on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    T. Austin!!!!!!

  203. By Haystack Calhoun on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Tavon Austin can be in the backfield,returner and reciever.It’s not the size of the dog it’s fight that’s in the dog.

  204. By sandiamond on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Tyrann Mathieu “handsful” with Tavon Austin and Bailey. does a great job overall

  205. By Frederick Jones on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    At least with Greg Jennings you are not getting one of those guys that has to say stuff like, “you know what I’m saying?” You no whut Ah’m sayin’ etc.

    The man knows how to talk!!!

  206. By Frederick Jones on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    @HaystackCalhoun,

    They have been saying on KFan that if Austin is available when we pick…TAKE HIM!!!

    Chances are he will not be available.

  207. By novascotiavike on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Somebody please kill the E-Trade baby.

  208. By 1vikingsfan on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    So vikings offered a bigger contract to Wallace than Miami?? I wonder how much was it.

  209. By john61 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    vikes need a starting DT, LB, CB, before we draft a WR,

  210. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Here is the official Titus prediction — 12-4, win the division.

  211. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Another wonderful story for advocating pit bulls as pets:

    http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20130328/US-Dog-Mauling-Georgia/

  212. By So Cal Viking on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000155214/article/redskins-call-rg3-to-help-lock-down-antoine-winfield

  213. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Antoine Winfield – DB – Free Agent NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports the Redskins are putting the “full-court press” on free agent CB Antoine Winfield.
    Rapoport adds that owner Dan Snyder, coach Mike Shanahan, the defensive staff, and Robert Griffin III were all in attendance at dinner on Wednesday night, and the team showed Winfield a highlight tape of him destroying the Redskins. Winfield left town without a deal, but beat writer John Keim expects the Redskins to talk more with the 36-year-old on Friday over the phone. Related: Redskins
    Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter Mar 28 – 9:13 PM

  214. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    titus better know as Vespasian or domitilla the elder.your nuts.you don’t get better by subtracting great players.

  215. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    John61,
    Always speaking the truth, You are killing me. i am now going to get my bible and read John 61. Stay tuned, I will be back with a response.

  216. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Well I couldn’t find John61. The only thing that comes to mind is, the word became truth but the world did not understand it. the word became flesh and dwelled amoung us. Sorry, man that’s all i got. Se ya on the flip side dudes.

  217. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings did not get rid of Harvin. Harvin got rid of Harvin. Wake up and grow up– grow a brain for all of you who don’t get that by now. Let go! Move on.

  218. By Richard1A on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Oakland has the “hole” for the totally crazy fans at there stadium! we need a section for the crazy, in a rage, ready to loose control fans, and why not name it the “Berzerker” section!

  219. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    This Vikings team this year will rival the 2009 team.

  220. By john61 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    AGREE TITUS,will be a good team t,his year

  221. By Matthias on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings was my most hated Packer-player, next to Charles Woodson. Glad that he is a Viking now.

  222. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Why- Would Harvin hate Ponder ???…

    Oh wait a second !!!…I guess he didn’t ???…

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1583024-who-won-every-trade-of-the-nfl-offseason-so-far#/articles/1583024-who-won-every-trade-of-the-nfl-offseason-so-far/page/4

  223. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1585152-6-reach-picks-the-minnesota-vikings-must-avoid-in-the-2013-nfl-draft#/articles/1585152-6-reach-picks-the-minnesota-vikings-must-avoid-in-the-2013-nfl-draft

  224. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Now I am in the know– I read Bleacher Report!

  225. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I have a feeling Seattle will experience some growing pains this year– not all will go as planned.

  226. By Alex on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Article says Vikings should draft Justin Hunter over Allen then goes to say Hunter is also a reach pick?
    I do agree with the article about Short DT from Purdue though we don’t need to draft him.

    My mock so far which needs work.
    23- Brown
    25-Hopkins
    42(I really want to see us trade for this pick)-Hunter
    52-Best Dt/Cb left someone will fall to this pick that has good value at DT or corner.

  227. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    I have a feeling Seattle will be very good until Percy and Sidney get a boo boo

  228. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Wobschall said he ran out of time to give sneak peek of uniforms … c’mon man. Seriously what could Wobschall actually be doing? Giving Ponder tips …

  229. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah, I predict right now Harvin does not play all the games.

  230. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    27days 19hours 21minutes

  231. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    waiting for the draft is like waiting for Christmas when you were 10

  232. By Shawn on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    Commissioner Goodell can we just open 1 draft pick early … please :)

  233. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 28, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Antoine_Winfields_future_remains_unclear_after_visit_with_Redskins032813?t=2

  234. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Well Michael Jenkins in New England should make him the Pro Bowler someone told me he was …

  235. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Bring back Bernard Berrian. And where is Aromashadu????

  236. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    I predict jenning has a igot my money season.no Rodgers were talking ponder the armless one.jennings plays whole season and still don’t put up the numbers percy did last season.

  237. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    I wouldn’t be surprised if spielman trades up to the 10 pick of the draft and selects teo.

  238. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    have you ever heard of not getting quality qbs to drive your first string to improve.lets just tell him don’t worry we will get qbs that cant compete with ponder and tell them that before they sign a contract.i bet he has a if you out preform ponder in spring training we can cut you no money guaranted.

  239. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Quinton Patton – WR – Player Among this year’s draft-eligible receiver prospects with at least 100 targets in 2012, Louisiana Tech’s Quinton Patton had the best (lowest) drop rate at 0.9 percent.
    Patton dropped just three ba lls among 158 senior-year targets. The best drop rate was actually posted by Marshall’s Aaron Dobson, who had zero drops among 92 targets. Patton’s percentage remains impressive for a 6-foot, 202-pound prospect who’s drawn pre-draft comparisons to Indianapolis’ Reggie Wayne.
    Source: John Pollard Stats Mar 29 – 12:07 AM

  240. By Champ Henson on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Titus – Berrian said that he still has a pulled hamstring and would only sign if he didn’t have to play.

  241. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    GrandDaddyPurp.. You like the color purple? My ass is Green, like in GreenBay.

  242. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Champ Henson That was funny about Berrian. What is more funny is the fact that you and Titus don’t have a brain between the two of you.

  243. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    GDP and Champ – That wasn’t me, that was deertracks, just ignore it.

  244. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    No. that isn’t me, because nobody in Minnesota has brains enough to imitate me.

    I am from Iowa, even if we don’t have a NFL team, we sure like to tell all of you Minnesota crackers just what you can do with that sorry looking bunch!

  245. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Ha just stop dude.

  246. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    I am having fun, deertracks, how about you? I just keep looking for trouble, and when I find it, I start crying and b!tching about it. I might learn one of these days.

  247. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    But then, I am a slow learner, so it might thake a couple of years for it to sink in.

  248. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    GO GREEN BAY! All the way to Super Sunday 2014!

  249. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Want to try again, $mart Ass?

  250. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Antoine Winfield – DB – Free Agent The Vikings have been in “daily contact” with free agent CB Antoine Winfield’s reps.
    Winfield is weighing an offer from the Redskins, but is reportedly hoping for $5 million. Neither the Redskins nor the Vikings could afford that. Winfield is still an elite option in the slot, but will likely have to settle for somewhere in the neighborhood of $2-$3 million. Related: Vikings, Redskins
    Source: ESPN 1500 Twin Cities Mar 29 – 10:08 AM

  251. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    I am a pig farmer……………Oink Oink.. That proves it!!!!!!!!!!

  252. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1581318-biggest-remaining-question-marks-heading-into-the-2013-nfl-draft#/articles/1581318-biggest-remaining-question-marks-heading-into-the-2013-nfl-draft/page/10

  253. By El Pakesh on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Where have they projected Dobson to fall in the draft? Im surprised no one talks about those stats more when evaluating wrs. If hes projected in the mid rounds I think the vikes should definitely take him. It wouldn’t be the first time we got a good wr from Marshall.

  254. By Matthias on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    For everybody, who is bored, here is a link where you can find some celebrety households. Kind of scary though, that everybody can look it up that easily.

    http://www.celebrityhousepictures.com/adrian-peterson.php

  255. By Matthias on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.cmt.com/videos/cmt-cribs-308-adrian-peterson-tony-hawk-chuck-lidell/1633641/full-episode.jhtml

  256. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Deertracks is bored, he should check it out instead of posting under my name.

  257. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    I guess I haven’t learned my lesson yet, so I will just set on my pins and needles waiting for the next shoe to fall…………………….

  258. By Saddy on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    We need to draft LB Arthur Brown, he is lights out – Check out Arthur Brown Baylor 2011 and he picked RGIII for an interception and also read his option plays and was there tackling every single time.

    We need Arthur Brown as we will be going against Seattle and Redskins in playoffs if we make it there next year.

  259. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply
    Champ Henson That was funny about Berrian. What is more funny is the fact that you and Titus don’t have a brain between the two of you.

    —————————————-
    And iaVIKE, I always thought of you as a homie of mine.

  260. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply
    Champ Henson That was funny about Berrian. What is more funny is the fact that you and Titus don’t have a brain between the two of you.

    —————————————-
    And iaVIKE, I always thought of you as a homie of mine.
    —————————————————————–

    Ha indeed Titus, can always count on you to not be fooled by the deertracker and his impostering.

  261. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Ogletree or Brown with #23

  262. By liito on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Lotulelei drops to 23rd. For pick 25, trade down to early 2nd round and choose Te’O, Reid, and Woods / Patton / Hunter.

  263. By Goldvike on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    I see on the mock draft they have us taking Xavier Rhoder & Tavon Austin

  264. By Goldvike on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    That’s Rhodes not Rhoder

  265. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    I would be more than okay with Rhodes at #25

  266. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    I am also okay with Kwame Harris of the 49ers who like Chris Kluwe, Viking is a f@g..
    Soon the Vikings will be full of those dirtbags.

  267. By Richard1A on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    iaVike are you messing with us Minnesotans?

  268. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Jay Cutler stats after two years in NFL – 21games 378 for 604 4,498yds 29TDs 19INTs 7fumbles.

    Sam Bradford stats after two years in NFL – 26games 545 for 947 5,676yds 24TDs 21INTs 12funbles.

    Christian Ponder stats after two years in NFL – 27games 458 for 774 4,788 31TDs 25INTs 10fumbles.

  269. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    No Richard, it’s Deertracks posting under my name. I live in Minnesota.

  270. By Tomcat on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Rhodes would be a kick a– pick for us.

  271. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    I am also okay with Kwame Harris of the 49ers who like Chris Kluwe, Viking is a f@g..
    Soon the Vikings will be full of those dirtbags.
    ——————————————————————–

    This was deertracks also, i don’t call people names based on how they choose to live their lives.

  272. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    I also lie like a rug, Richard..Tell me are you a f@g also? And I live in Iowa.
    I don’t like anything about Mionnesota, except maybe the pigs.

  273. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    By Champ Henson on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply
    Titus – Berrian said that he still has a pulled hamstring and would only sign if he didn’t have to play.
    ________________________________________________________________

    LOL … Champ wins … Best Comment of this blog award.

    *Disclaimer … the award is nothing more than acknowledgement. There is no physical reward.

  274. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t like f@gs anywhere, any place.

  275. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Even though Deertracks and I dont agree on much I always thought he was better than an impersonator.

  276. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn………………..Did I take second place in your heart?

  277. By DeerTracks on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    I am, Shawn, Good old country boy iaVike got taken in again by some body that was just waiting for a chance to lay it on him, then he could blame me. AGAIN!

  278. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Even though Deertracks and I dont agree on much I always thought he was better than an impersonator.
    —————————————————————–

    Ha you’re joking, right?

  279. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    iaVike and deertrack– what do they have in common? Same computer.

  280. By Richard1A on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Oh,

  281. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    People waking up …

  282. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    If you have a master– does it matter whether you are asleep or awake?

  283. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Depends on how many wake up. Billions of servants can beat hundreds of masters.

  284. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Unless they nuke us of course :)

  285. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    That is a scary thought Shawn— and afterward, who will be the master? It will start all over again—

  286. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    So Flynn is going to Oakland? Why didn’t we get Flynn for Harvin?

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/reports-qb-flynn-may-headed-204033349–nfl.html

  287. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    History does repeat itself. Because people never change. Technology may change but people never will … the corrupting forces of power will eventually lead humanity into darkness momentarily. Because the power of righteousness always prevails in the end.

  288. By iaVIKE on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    iaVike and deertrack– what do they have in common? Same computer.
    ——————————————————————

    Whoa… used to be homies. Not after that insult.

  289. By Spencer on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Hopefully the new uniforms are actually something worth-while.

  290. By Richard1A on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    ESPN reports the MN Vikings have traded Adrian Peterson to the Cincinatti Bengals for there next 3 1st round draft choices, damm wtf

  291. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Bucky Brooks top 50. I really believe we can get Quinton Patton in round 2. So take Sylvester Williams and Arthur Brown in the first.

    23- DT Sylvester Williams
    25- ILB Arthur Brown
    52- WR Quinton Patton

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000155266/article/geno-smith-tavon-austin-rise-in-2013-nfl-draft-big-board-30

  292. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Arthur Brown isnt even in Bucky Brooks top 50 … might be able to get him in round 2

    23- Sylvester Williams
    25- Keenan Allen or Hopkins
    52- Arthur Brown

  293. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    I would be so happy to get any 3 of these guys in any order.

    DT- Sylvester Williams
    WR- Keenan Allen
    WR- Quinton Patton
    WR- DeAndre Hopkins
    WR- Tavon Austin
    WR- Justin Hunter
    WR- Robert Woods
    ILB- Artur Brown
    ILB- Alec Oggletree

    Give me 3 of those names … dont care which 3.

  294. By Richard1A on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    HA HA HA early April Fool’s “Joke” there!!!!

  295. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    – 1st round – #23 (#23 overall) … WR- Keenan Allen
    – 1st round – #25 (#25 overall) … DT- Sylvester Williams
    – 2nd round – #22 (#52 overall) … MLB- Arthur Brown
    – 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

  296. By Ozzinator on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Wow iaVIKE, homies? really?
    What are ya, two?

  297. By Spencer on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

  298. By Danish Viking on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    1st round: WR/CB/LB
    1st round: WR/CB/LB
    2nd round: WR/CB/LB
    3rd round: DT

    Honestly, I don’t care about the order. WR/CB/LB – That is our three primary needs IMO, so grab the best possible trio with our three first picks. Then I’d like a DT after those three, and then we can go BPA and trade picks throughout the draft. SB here we come

  299. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    By Richard1A on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply
    HA HA HA early April Fool’s “Joke” there!!!!

    HA HA HA– no one was fooled.

  300. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Except maybe deertracks.

  301. By Richard1A on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, chill out! it was a joke.

  302. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    I am chilled.

  303. By DeerTracks on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Richard

    Titus is a joke. Trying to match me up with that pig farmer.

  304. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    WOW was there a full moon? People little edgy today.

  305. By DeerTracks on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Your turn, Titus, What amazing thoughts do you have in store for we unwashed?

  306. By DeerTracks on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Yes, Shawn, and it is still out there shining down on all of the brainy people………..

  307. By Parkway on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Only 7500 by 2018?

  308. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway … you have to figure all the militia will begin its terror in the big cities. Chicago, New York, LA, DC. Eventually everywhere.

  309. By Parkway on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    They have to do something with those 1.5 billion bullets or whatever it was.

  310. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

  311. By john 61 on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    my wish list,1st s. williams, 1st j. williams, 2nd a. brown,3rd t matheiu, 4th trade up, for wr, 6th punter, 7th wr

  312. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway, please honor us with your insights.

  313. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    0bama getting ready to go to war against the American people.todays executive order presdent for life.

  314. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    president, sorry titus or spelling police.

  315. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    I would trade our 25 pick a seventh and next year 3rd to seattle for percy

  316. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    I would even throw in ponder for two stair masters and case of molsen.

  317. By Danish Viking on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    What’s up with all the bitter little girls in here?

    Revenge for Percy *sniff* *sob* *whine*
    Pondersucks *moan* *sigh* *squeel*

    Come on. That’s football for ya.

  318. By Parody on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Danish – That’s almost all coming from RKP07

  319. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Danish Viking tells it like it is– and has to say it from across the pond, no less.

  320. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    26days 21hours 36minutes

  321. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    ok guys someone think of something to talk about for the next 26 days. Im not so worried about the 21 minutes … i can manage those

  322. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    If KC doesnt know who they are drafting yet kick them out … this is the NFL and its for professional’s.

    KC can make their selection anytime it wants … lets go already.

  323. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    the truth shall set you free.i like corp. sheep rah rah everything is ok.

  324. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    I have an idea for the NFL draft. 32 teams per round … Start the NFL draft 32 days early and have 1 day per pick so the fans have something to discuss everyday. Then after the 32 days do rounds 2-3 one day and rounds 4-7 the final day

    So its would be a 34 day event.

  325. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    be a leader not a follower.

  326. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Could you imagine tomorrow would be Pick 7 of the 1st round.

  327. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Then each first round pick would have basically a full day event dedicated to them. Make the media sweep and watch highlights of the pick and discuss the team with the pick …

  328. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Spend a whole day making fun of the team that takes one of these QBs in the first round.

  329. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    well that took 9 minutes

  330. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    like we did two years ago .Vikings select with the 12th pick bwahaha ponder.

  331. By Tomcat on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Did you know some species of eel grass can grow up to a foot per day?

  332. By Shawn on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    LOL Tomcat.

  333. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Bring on the dancing horses…

  334. By So Cal Viking on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    http://s.ecrater.com/stores/70443/4fe9fa8088b78_70443b.jpg

  335. By Tom L on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Eel grass really can?????????

  336. By Tom L on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    So Cal makes life real.

  337. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    What happened to Greg Camarillo?

  338. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    Funny, remember when Bellichick got rid of Moss for draft picks? Any recent events sound familiar? Who was the winner back then? Clearly New England.

  339. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

    The genius of coaching knows one player, no matter how great, is a liability if he thinks he is above the team.

  340. By Parody on Mar 29, 2013 | Reply

  341. By Percy Harvin revenge on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Hey, Danish Hotdog, err, Viking. Just stick to polishing your ski’s and stay the H*ll
    out of our football!

  342. By Percy Harvin revenge on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Or better yet, Danish, just go climb another big hill, find a billy goat to d*ck

  343. By Smith22DMVP on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    we need to go back to back D players in the first, then a WR in the second – trading up in the 2nd if needed to grab one

  344. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    http://min.scout.com/2/1279282.html

  345. By DogBoy on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Draft Austin–get rid of Singeltary, he is bad luck. Leave Urlacher to the dogs. He would suck as a Viking, and would try to lose. Vikings are going to the Superbowl. Money!

  346. By DogBoy on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Titus, Scaroo your stupid info. What makes you think we are interested in your BS??? go back to Milwakee

  347. By Titus thadious thenoid the 3rd on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    THANK YOU DogBOY ;

    TITUS thinks he runs this site.. any one with an ego like his , can only mean one thing , little man syndrome !!!! LOOSER ……

  348. By chris b on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    whats with the new uniforms. Thought we just got new ones couple years ago. Keep the ones we have to go back to the old ones.

  349. By chris b on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    anyone else watching the 98 NFC championship game. Still cant belive the old man missed those FG

  350. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    OTA’s and mini camp scedules….

    http://min.scout.com/2/1279287.html

  351. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    *schedules

  352. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    I think there is an 80% chance Spielman trades one- of our 2 first round picks…

    Even more crazy ???…Knowing Spielman to well…

    I believe there is a 25% chance- Spielman trades out of the first round all together…
    If teams are willing to pay the price ???…

    I expect a crazy draft…With plenty of trade activity…Should be fun… :-)

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

    Romo gets a 108M extension now that’s hardly worth it.

  354. By Viking33 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Use the draft to upgrade our Defense primarily. Making points a premium for teams playing us will play even more to Peterson’s Strengh on offense, and also Ponder’s strength to run a high completetion percentage passing game. Target a big possesion receiver if you need a WR, we have two big play WR’s already.

  355. By Tom L on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Comparing receiver talent, accuracy, completion comparison and bone head throws. I would say Roma compares with Ponder, I hope the Vikes never pay that kind of money unless he improves a whole lot.

  356. By Tom L on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Especially after that many years of team talent and QB average success.

  357. By Richard1A on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, I just watched some replay of the Vikes and Atl play off game, we were good! I am pumped, ready for some football!!!!!!!!! we need players who want to play! the 98 team players are all pumped up, not playing like there still in Mankato! Lets just go back to wearing the 98 Jersey’s.

  358. By Dave Hickey on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    I like Allen, Teo and Woods with #2 pick unless Austin is there at # 23

  359. By vikingbob136 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    @Richard1a
    I am watching Atl-Minn replay from 1998 and i am not pumped.
    Robert Griffith had a game winning INT in his hands and dropped it.
    3 timeouts left with 45 seconds left in the game and we can’t get into field goal range. 30 seconds left in the game and two timeouts and we let the clock run out.
    I hate Dennis Green.

  360. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    @vikingbob136,

    Those are bad words about Dennis Green. If we had won that game you would shout his name from the roof tops.

    It is time to let go of that anger, and realize that Dennis Green is one of the best NFL coaches of all time.

  361. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    @Tom L,

    The Vikings will pay Ponder like Romo or Sanchez if they have a decent year in 2013. Then we will be stuck.

    That is another reason why playing JOE WEBB is so important. We must pay the right guy!!!

  362. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Carson Palmer is up for a trade. SO was Flynn. Seems Vikings are content with Ponder, Cassel, and the third– will it be Webb or MBT???

  363. By vikingbob136 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    @Freddy
    117-102 coaching record is not one of the best coaches in any league.
    Come on Freddy,back to reality.
    I will let go of that anger when we hold the Lombardi trophy in our hands.

  364. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    @Vikingbob136,

    When Dennis Green left the Vikings, he had the best record by an NFL coach SINCE LOMBARDI !!!

  365. By vikingbob136 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    My money is on MBT. Although, its a small amount.

  366. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Listen to this video until Dennis starts talking about how Harrison made it in the NFL as a 6 foot linebacker:

  367. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    @VikingBob,

    Nobody wins in Arizona!!

  368. By Goldvike on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    I think Ponder,Cassel &Smiling Joe Webb should all compete 2 see who is the best n training camp & whoever wins should start!!!!!!!!!!

  369. By vikingbob136 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Except Whisenhunt who took them to a Super Bowl and nearly won the game

  370. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    @VikingBob136,

    Get real Bob…Include St. Louis in your Cardinals history…it is the worst franchise of all time!!!

  371. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Anyone can get lucky for one season…Dennis Green won for about TEN straight years in Minnesota.

    That was no accident!!!

    (Don’t say it was because he had Carter, Moss, etc., WHO attracted that talent?)

  372. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    WE didn’t know what we had in Dennis Green!!!

  373. By vikingbob136 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Dearest Fred.
    I proved that both of your statements are false.
    Green was not a superb coach.
    Whisenhunt did win in Arizona.
    Air Coryell stared in St Louis not in San Diego.
    Now you are changing the subject to St Louis which is irrelevant.
    I still want you to have a nice day and great holiday.

  374. By vikingbob136 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Fred, the GM chooses the players not the coach unless he is one and the same.
    Green couldn’t blow his nose on a windy day.

  375. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    NO MORE WEBB! Period. MBT.

  376. By vikingbob136 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    If Green was such a wonderful coach, why isn’t he in the game now?
    Unless you consider the Sacramento Mountain Lions in the game?

  377. By vikingbob136 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    @Titus
    Not too loud on your Webb comment.Fred might have a breakdown

  378. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    NO MORE WEBB!!!!!

  379. By Nicholas on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    No word on Winfield?

  380. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Word was that Washington was wining and dining Winfield– PLEASE don’t let him go there!

  381. By Nicholas on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Agreed, not the dirty Redskins!

    I hope that he either A. comes back to Minnesota or B. Does not go to a division rival or the Redskins.

  382. By Goldvike on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Smiling Joe Webb!!!!! Except 4 this last game Webb looked good

  383. By Goldvike on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    If Winfield goes anywhere I hope it’s A.F.C.

  384. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Goldvike, a k a Fred Jones— Enough on Webb– if you want to lose games, fine, keep him in there.

  385. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Winfield belongs in Minnesota. Come on!

  386. By Vikings1 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Accoring to Fan Sided-Daily, Wallace turned down more money from us to play for Miami, alsothey report that Spielman will trade up to get a th WR he wants before the Rams.

  387. By Shawn on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Mike Wallace sux. F’Him

  388. By Vikings1 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    @By Shawn on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Mike Wallace sux. F’H
    ______________________________________________________________Never liked him and I think Jennings was a better choice anyway!

  389. By Shawn on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    A team with character will be a team of loyalty,respect, and dedication to one goal. Contract problems wont be discussed and community service is a plus. Frazier type players make Dynasty type teams. Mike Wallace is a Diva and takes focus from the goal and places it on himself. Distraction is unwanted. Focus is the key to any success.

  390. By Shawn on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    I dint like Jennings until the moment he chose the Vikings. I liked the flash of Wallace but he wasnt interested in becoming a Champion. The Minnesota Vikings are the Dynasty of the next 10 years.

  391. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Exactly Shawn, I have been trying to teach some of these bloggers what you just preached. Frazier and Spielman are cooking the old fashioned way– not microwave. They are looking for the best ingredients that compliment one another with old school values of hard work, character, and commitment. In another year or two, the Vikings will be the new Patriots. We may win our division for six or seven years straight. Unless of course, the world system breaks down by then.

  392. By Shawn on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Titus your last sentence is the only thing that can stop us and it seems very probable IMO

  393. By Shawn on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Im predicting Division Champs and NFC Championship game right now before the draft.

  394. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    For this season? I agree!

  395. By Titus thadious thenoid the 3rd on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    UH !! WHOSE ON FIRST ???

  396. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Vikes- Niners NFC
    Broncos- Bengals AFC

  397. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    I also predict Seattle disintegrates.

  398. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  399. By BlueBird7 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Seahawks/49ers NFC

    AFC OK.

  400. By Titus Thadious Thenoid The 3rd on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder & Titus F C V A will be the Vikes downfall !!! IMO…

  401. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Bluebird, I hope you are wrong about Seattle. I think they will be like the 2010 Vikes– a bit of a meltdown.

  402. By Titus Thadious Thenoid The 3rd on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    speak up little man !! if you know so much why don`t you work for the NFL.. thats what i thought , you & Ponder are both loosers !!!! lmao ….

  403. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    What is a looser?

  404. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Running to the dictionary to figure it out?

  405. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Anyway, the Seahawks are good, but the Niners will bruise them up pretty well. The Niners have 14 draft picks– watch out, they will only get better.

  406. By Shawn on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply
    What is a looser?
    _______________________________________________________________

    I think its when you lose weight…. your pants fit looser. :)

  407. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1584198-kvetching-draftniks-radio-show-war-room-mock-draft-march-27th-edition

  408. By Tiiiiiiitusssssss on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    YOOOOOOU !!!

  409. By Shawn on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Id be good with that. Depending on what Keenan Allen runs on pro day. If he cant run yet I dont want him.

  410. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, this child didn’t even understand what I meant with the question. You can be a loser, but if you are looser, you are unscrupulous with your values, but it is not a noun. Better eat a good breakfast on Monday and stay in school. Get off the blog and get an education. Please.

  411. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    I wonder how long the KC Andy Reid show will last? Three years? Five, tops.

  412. By Joe Mama on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    A looser is the opposite of a tighter.

  413. By BlueBird7 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    How long will the Frazier show last? This year….. next year?

  414. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    F-ck can we get a new blog?

    On my Windows 98 Computer, took ages for the page to load.

  415. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Windows 98? Are you serious?

  416. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Bills may be a contender after all:

    ports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/report-buffalo-bills-finalizing-deal-free-agent-qb-234505571–nfl.html

  417. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Oops, my windows 7 didn’t copy the whole URL:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/report-buffalo-bills-finalizing-deal-free-agent-qb-234505571–nfl.html

  418. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Yes I’m serious. My Windows Vista desktop is filled up with Trojan Horses, so I have to temporarily downgrade to my other PC.

  419. By Viking futility on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Are you guys done $ukin’ each others dik$ yet?

  420. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Not quite. Spencer, I heard Vista was not so good– I am glad I bypassed it.

  421. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    How am I gonna play WoW on ’98, Titus?

  422. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe with bows and arrows?

  423. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Vista was actually really good for me, have had it for a little over a year. Experienced no problems with it till yesterday.

  424. By Spencer on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    BREAKING:

  425. By Vikings1 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    @By Spencer on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Yes I’m serious. My Windows Vista desktop is filled up with Trojan Horses, so I have to temporarily downgrade to my other PC.
    ______________________________________________________________
    Spencer, download a free program called tdsskiller and run it, got rid of my Trojan Horse virus.

  426. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer, what did you do to get a virus?

  427. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    @VikingBob and Titus,

    Joe Webb will be a quality football player!

    Dennis Green is a great coach!

    Why can’t you just accept facts as facts?

  428. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    They don’t call Bill Belichick or Bill Walsh poor coaches because they made some silly decisions.

    All coaches will eventually make bad decisions.

  429. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Happy Resurrection Day!

  430. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    @VikingBob,

    If you check the Cardinals W-L record, I think you will find that it is probably in the bottom three of current franchises by percentage.

    I’m saying that without looking it up. It may actually be the worst!

  431. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    @VikingBob,

    Nobody crowns a coach for winning one division championship.

    How many did Bud Grant win? Many

    How many did Dennis Green win? Many

    Don Coryell did pretty well as a St. Louis Cardinals Coach. However he can’t hold a candle to Green or Grant.

  432. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Dennis Green had arguably the best offense of all time and he could not get to the big game!!!

  433. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    @VikingBob,

    If you are mad at Green for losing an NFC Title game, shouldn’t you really be steamed at Bud Grant. Grant’s teams lost four Super Bowls!

  434. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    @Titus,

    And who was responsible for recruiting those WRs to develop that great offense?

    Carter and Moss would not have even been in MN without Green!!!

  435. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Dennis Green was a great coach and recruiter.

  436. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Anybody who says otherwise is just denying the truth!!!

  437. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Titus and Viking Bob,

    Now give up and try jones on something else while you still have air to breathe!

  438. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Jones just made an open and shut case. Cannot argue with the following logic. Well done, bravo Fred!

    By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply
    @VikingBob,
    If you are mad at Green for losing an NFC Title game, shouldn’t you really be steamed at Bud Grant. Grant’s teams lost four Super Bowls!

  439. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Who recruited Culpepper, Jones?

  440. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Dennis Green was a very good coach– not sure I would say great, though.

  441. By Shawn on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Dennis Green was great at picking Offensive players but always ignored the defense. Looked for smaller players … John Randle , Ed McDaniel,

    Then he did things like DE Derrick ALexander, Duane Clemons, Stalin Colinet, Demitrius Underwood, Dwayne Rudd

    I liked Corey Fuller …

    But overall his Defenses never got the attention. But he did build a great offense.

  442. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    The 2009 defense with the 1998 offense (add AP) and that team would be unstoppable.

  443. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    denny was a good coach,great asst. coaches you can blamedeny all you want but he always had good qbs.wasnt afraid to make changes at the qb postion if it improve the team.as soon as the Vikings staff accept the fact that qb the most important position in the game we will be a up and down franchise.thats why deny had good teams qbs.titus stop your insults of everyone who disagrees with you.your name is totally ego trip.self serving,great minds don’t think like you.

  444. By Shawn on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    So I got a clue about Anderson Cooper being an intern for the CIA. I decided to research other media heads with CIA connections. What I found was Operation Mockingbird … GOOGLE it.

  445. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t believe I have insulted anyone on this site for voicing their opinion.to titus that last statement was not a insult, but a analysis of your personality by reading your blogs for sometime.the very first time I sent in a blog you were the first person to repy something was misspelled,but when you misspell and you do nobody I seen jumps on you about it.i have my takes what wrong with this team and have the right to express those thoughts.i have 45 yrs invested in this team.true I have no gm credentials,but a lot of gms do and they are all the time.when ponder is finally cut spielman pulled from his hierarchy and fired for that 12 pick of the draft{when we all know you could had ponder in the 3-4 rounds }I will be here to remind you of that fact.i know iam in the 20% of getting a better qb

  446. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 30, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn, that was a great book– To Kill A Mockingbird.

  447. By BlueBird7 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Robert knows

    I agree with you on the Ponder thing. However all we will see this year, and most likely next year is the same old ho hum…

    Ah, shucks Ponder is still learning how not to throw the football in the dirt in front of the receiver.

  448. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    The reason the Vikings fell short in the playoffs last fall was not Ponders fault !!

    It was short sightedness on the part of Frazier (especially) and Spielman…For not getting WR help earlier in the season…
    Aroma,Jenkins, and Burton- were NOT getting the job done…Harvin was doing his job early…AP was also- through out the season…

    Harvin was getting upset…Because of Frazier’s lack of vision for the offense at WR…Harvin wanted more…(but still gave him no right to be telling coaches what to do…Or make demands,etc..)…A move should have been made to get help at WR…But did Frazier ask Spielman to look into that ???…

    Instead- I believe you had a stubborn Frazier wanting to keep around his underperforming veterans on the field…Promising again (like Berrian once upon a time) too do better ???…

    This will not happen this 2013 season !!…Ponder will get help at WR…Jennings is only the start…And if Frazier has a problem playing the young talent Spielman gets for him in the draft- To that of underperforming veterans instead ???…Frazier will (most likely) looking for a new coaching position next spring….

    This Vikings team was VERY close last season…To doing some wonderful things…And still went 10-6 without some key players on the team late in the year…And with the worst WR core in football…

    Go ahead and blame Ponder if you want…
    But I thought outside of what happened with Harvin and a WR core that was terrible !!!…
    That the rest of the Vikings team and players had an outstanding season…

    The Vikings will rock on offense this season !!!…And if it does…
    It will be because both AP and Ponder will have great seasons…
    With the help of a brand new shiny WR core…

  449. By DRS. on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Shocker: Taxpayers May Have To Bail Out Vikings Stadium Building Plan

    http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/shocker-taxpayers-may-have-to-bail-out-vikings-stadium-building-plan/

  450. By Goldvike on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    We have 2 get wr help that’s 4 sure!!!

  451. By vikingbob136 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Looks like Tavaris Jackson won’t be handed the starting job in Buffalo.
    He’s going to have to compete with Kevin Kolb.
    Somehow i knew that Buffalo didn’t have 100% faith in him.

  452. By Goldvike on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    T. Jack must really look good n practice 2 still b n the league?

  453. By BlueBird7 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    DRS

    The article is dated 04 March 2013…..Is the news still valid? What gives here?

  454. By DRS. on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    As far as I can tell it is, the state of MN may have to use tax dollars to pay for their share of the stadium. They may have to revisit the issue of paying for it this year. So I am keeping an eye on them. I do not trust law makers to do the right thing and not hide the truth from us.

  455. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    The state could easily adjust the pay out a little on the bingo or e-tabs ???…
    And gambling revenues would come piling in !!…

    I have heard top pay out on e-tabs and bingo is like 250 dollars ???…
    Those numbers are not going to thrill gamblers…But pay out a 1,000 bucks for getting “four corner” bingo within a certain number of calls (say the first 15 calls) ???…You would gain a surprising amount of interest…

    You don’t want the interest going into the state level too that of the lottery mega bucks stuff…
    But there is no reason not to adjust pay offs a little at the state level…To draw the interest intended the state legislature is looking for ???…

    Gambling is not rocket science…
    Make it worth a gamblers time too gamble (sightly larger pay outs)…
    They will gamble…
    Just regulate it closely…So it does not get out of hand…

    They don’t need a “new plan” on capitol hill…
    Just adjust the one they have in place right now…

  456. By DRS. on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    ” Will the Vikings stadium need to be revisited? The dominant issue of the 2012 legislative session might not be settled. That’s because the primary funding mechanism for the state’s share of stadium construction costs — electronic pulltabs — isn’t meeting projections for revenue.

    So far the gaming devices have brought in just under half what was initially anticipated. Dayton has insisted that the state’s take will improve as the games are rolled out at more locations. But the revenue shortfall raises the specter that legislators might have to revisit the issue in order to come up with additional revenue ”

    Read more: http://politicsinminnesota.com/2012/12/session-13-politics-let-the-games-begin/#ixzz2P82nCusv

  457. By DRS. on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    WRHopkins2013, I agree with you on that, though now that the DFL is in control of the legislature and governor’s office I think the politicians want to re-due the funding, so that the state will not have to pay for the stadium on the backs of the poor.

  458. By DRS. on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Have things to accomplish so have fun, SKOL Vikings

  459. By DRS. on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry, that should have been redo, not re-due. Have a great day.

  460. By Nicholas on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1586401-how-greg-jennings-will-make-christian-ponder-a-better-qb

    One of my fav. articles on the Jennings acquisition thus far.

  461. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    DRS…

    Like usual…The politicians want revenue coming in…That over finances any projection costs…

    There is no reason to evaluate something now ???…That was projected to have a slow start to get going…

    This is just some politicians wanting to say “I told you so” to a funding scheme they believed would not work…Like that “foo foo dust- dude)…These are just politicians trying to make themselves look good…Before profit margins in the future take away their credibility…

    Politics is a game I have always refused to play…Because the only ones hurt in the game…Are the people who should benifit from the decisions that should be made in their interests…
    The wonderful people who make this country strong !!!

  462. By Ozzinator on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    HE IS RISEN!
    Happy Easter All:)

  463. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Qzz…

    And a very Happy Easter !!…To you also…
    And to everyone !!!… :-)

  464. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Jonesy take on Dante Culpepper:

    Green was largely responsible for Culpepper being drafted by MN because Denny worked closely with the acting GM in those days. In addition Mike Tice
    played for the Central Florida coach who we also wound up hiring.

    The jones knows that you are going to say that Culpepper was a poor choice! However…except for injuries he might have been one of the NFL’s best.

    Culpepper’s knee injury was unusually bad!

    Happy Easter!!!

  465. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    The Vikings have not approached DT Kevin Williams about a pay cut.

    Williams, 33 in August, is due $7.5 million this season, and it’s still possible Minnesota asks for a restructure or slash of some kind. The ten-year veteran has missed just four games in his career, and he is still playing at a high level. Pro Football Focus graded Williams out as a top-ten defensive tackle in 2012.
    Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press Mar 31 – 10:37 AM

  466. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    The St. Paul Pioneer Press thinks the Vikings could “try to get” free agent Darrius Heyward-Bey on a “low-cost deal.”

    Since being released by the Raiders almost three weeks ago, Heyward-Bey has visited the Colts and Lions. He left both cities without a contract in hand. The Vikings make a ton of sense as a landing spot for the former No. 7 overall pick, and he’d at least be a better field-stretcher than Jerome Simpson. Related: Vikings
    Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press Mar 31 – 10:44 AM

  467. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Tavon Austin – WR – Player According to Profootballtalk.com, “some” people around the league believe West Virginia WR Tavon Austin’s over-under in April’s draft is pick No. 15.

    The Rams pick at No. 16 and the feeling around the league is ostensibly that Austin wouldn’t get past their selection. The Saints have the 15th pick. New Orleans seems more likely to focus on defense in the first round, but could be stationed in a bit of a “hotspot” for a team like the pick-rich 49ers to trade into. Pre-draft rumors have San Francisco interested in a move up for Austin. Related: Saints, 49ers, Rams
    Source: Profootballtalk on NBC Sports Mar 31 – 1:17 AM

  468. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    So this sports writer thinks RG III should have just taken Shanahan’s bullsh*t ???…

    I think Shananhan is lucky to still have a job !!!…And if he keeps running that pistol offense and getting RG III beat up ???…
    Shanahan won’t have a job for very long…

    RG III has plenty of good reason to “sound off”…If that’s- what he did ???…

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1584407-every-nfl-teams-biggest-whiff-so-far-this-offseason#/articles/1584407-every-nfl-teams-biggest-whiff-so-far-this-offseason/page/33

  469. By Goldvike on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    HAPPY EASTER!!

  470. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1586401-how-greg-jennings-will-make-christian-ponder-a-better-qb

  471. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_22908685/minnesota-vikings-have-holes-and-very-little-money

  472. By Richard1A on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    “HAPPY EASTER’

  473. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000153990/article/will-manti-teo-be-a-firstround-pick-in-the-2013-nfl-draft

  474. By Richard1A on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    How much is just hype for Teo? talk of all the newpapers, all the late night talk shows just because of his girlfriend on the internet!
    Trade one of these first round picks for a established defensive player. What ever happened to Urlacher.

  475. By FIREANT on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Titus wishes they would have traded Harvin for Flynn instead of draft picks. April fools early, I get it.

  476. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    I know I keep saying this, but I can’t help it. Our offense is going to be killer this year. Ponder and AP will have a monster year. Jennings is the key that “OPENS” the door.

  477. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    His resurrection turned history upside down. With Him, your life can radically change. Got J.e.s.u.s?

  478. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    So apparently, mentioing the savior of the world is considered cussing! WOBBLES! CHANGE THAT NOW!!!

  479. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    For the longest of time we couldn’t even say “Christian.”

    How was service, Titus?

  480. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    By FIREANT on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply
    Titus wishes they would have traded Harvin for Flynn instead of draft picks. April fools early, I get it.

    -_______________________________
    Nope, never said that.

  481. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Why do so many bloggers like to talk about me? Greatness inspires!

  482. By BlueBird7 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    The Minnesota State Lottery had a great year on 2011. The Lottery was so pleased, they gave EVERY LOTTERY OUTLET $ 10,100!! as a reward!

    This was just for selling, Powerball Tickets, and the like!

    Any reason why the greedy state couldn’t give the Vikings some of that?

    The above was info from the Lottery Information Site.

  483. By BlueBird7 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Titus

    Maybe you are like a sore on the big toe. They like to pick at it

  484. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Attention is great.

  485. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings have about 5.1 million under cap. I believe they have about fifty players under contract.going to have to find more money to sign next draft class.

  486. By Shawn on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Starting to hear Heyward-Bey rumors … If we get Bey we wont need WR in round 1.

    Heyward Bey … Outside speed WR
    Greg Jennings … Outside all around balance team leader good hands route runner
    Jarius Wright … showed promise in the slot
    Jerome Simpson … belongs in the 3-4 slot

    Draft

    23-DT Sylvester Williams
    25- ILB Arthur Brown

  487. By Shawn on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    I think we could even take Oggletree … with the solid leadership on this team. EHenderson and Greenway would be great role models.

  488. By Shawn on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    With our offense we are a great defense away from a championship. Hold the other team to under 17ppg … and AP draining the clock. CHAMPIOSHIP

  489. By Shawn on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    that 5.1million could hit 10million just by extending JAllen 3years

  490. By Shawn on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    aww come on who was supposed to be watching the clock ???

    25days 3hours 8minutes

  491. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    I like to see thevikings play more man to man and aggressive on the line keeping the qb guessing coverage and taking the timing routes away.a good pass rush will help out the young dbs more than sitting in the tampa 2

  492. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Can’t play man coverage with AJ Jefferson and JRob on the field

  493. By Shawn on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Cordarrelle Patterson falls to us?

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/mock-drafts/gil-brandt/170652

  494. By Shawn on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    OK to be honest I never thought Patterson had a chance to fall to us … so I talked smack to keep peoples hopes from being let down … but its possible he will fall to us.

    Cordarrelle Patterson 6’2… 216lbs… 4.42×40

  495. By Shawn on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

  496. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    teo is a hard read.do you go by the one game against Alabama or his body of work.teo wraps up solid tackler but you don’t see is the big hits that great mlb make.his forty time is slow but again always seem to be in the right spot to make plays,fumbles,int,3rd and4th down stops.you don’t make that many tackles and int being a bad player.i would take his body of game film over his combine scores.some players look great in helmet and shorts others look good in full gear.i will take football speed over combine speed anytime,the kid always in the right spot to make plays.teo looked like he was at the combine to do more damage control on his non football life.waiting almost five weeks to play Alabama didn’t help him either wile dealing with the other issues.

  497. By Shawn on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    robert knows pondersucks07 … Te’o has “instinct” … which makes up for speed. I agree he is a tough call and I go back and forth on him constantly.

    Instinct like speed is a gift … one has it or one doesnt.

  498. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    sometimes you have to have guys on your team that are playmakers.they always around the ball int ,ff,frbut aren’t that high up on everyones draftboard,but the always come with a play.how many times did we see games we lost on guys dropping int atr key times.the one that sticks in my mine is griffth in the endzone against atl.i know we would have lit up Denver.

  499. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    taking about conspiracy.biggest one is championship game against new Orleans.bounty gate was a spin to cover up the officals how do you not stop them from late hits by throwing flags.of the eight late hits on farve only the first two are called.six others resulted in 1 int 10 to14 swing.five reviews all lost when clearly we should have won four of them,the pass that bounced the fumbleon 4th and inches when hit lost ball by the time he recover the ball he was a yd behind the line.then to top it off the pass inter. call when no one touch him.goodell did a good job of spinning that onto bountygate instead of katrinagate.any close call was not going to vikess six turnovers we dominated that game if the ref called a fair game that’s what makes people think there a fix every onece in awhile.great for the city of new Orleans for them to win.thats why they never show whole game on instant classic were they break down the game with interviews on big plays.

  500. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Patterson is an ACL injury waiting to happen…If he plants his feet and dances like that in the NFL ???…
    Some CB is going to take his knee out hitting him from the side…

    The kid only has 7 games of experience…is a poor route runner…and body catches the ball…
    I didn’t see him grab a pass over his head…In that highlight clip ???…

    You think Patterson “might drop” to the Vikings- Shawn…

    I don’t expect him to slide…Because I see Patterson way overrated…Just like Te’o..

    I expect Patterson to be there when we pick 23 & 25 and beyond…Or else some team over drafted him ???…

    Patterson and Te’o are second round picks…imo…

  501. By Shawn on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    WRHopkins if you didnt see hand catches in that clip you didnt watch it. I saw a talented WR.

    and every player is an ACL injury away … Patterson is no more at risk than anyone else.

    Your excuse’s of him is coming somewhere other than the player.

  502. By Shawn on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Patterson made some outstanding catches in that clip …

    Hands catches

    1min 54secs
    2min 02secs
    2min 10secs
    2min 15secs
    2min 53secs
    3min 23secs
    5min 31secs
    6min 28secs … outstanding catch
    6min 52secs
    7min 18secs

    4.42×40 … 6’2 … 216lbs … plays WR/KR/PR/RB

  503. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    @Shawn

    The jones knows speed can be developed.

    Perhaps “instinct” cannot, but quickness can be developed as a player learns the game. Quickness can take the place of instinct.

  504. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    @robertknows,

    Few persons are going to read “run on” writing.

    Please use punctuation, commas, or space to make it easier to read your posts!!

  505. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Right on Fred!

  506. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    @Titus (apparently you missed by post the last time…here it is again):

    Jonesy’s take on Dante Culpepper:

    Green was largely responsible for Culpepper being drafted by MN because Denny worked closely with the acting GM in those days. In addition Mike Tice
    played for the Central Florida coach who we also wound up hiring.

    The jones knows that you are going to say that Culpepper was a poor choice! However…except for injuries he might have been one of the NFL’s best.

    Culpepper’s knee injury was unusually bad!

    Happy Easter!!!

  507. By Shawn on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Fred … I agree to a point. you can improve instinct, speed, and quickness but you can not make Michael Jenkins have Randy Moss speed. No matter how much training Michael Jenkins did he could never be as fast as Moss was.

  508. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    @Titus,

    I answered your question on Dante Culpepper in my best frederick way.

  509. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    As a former coach, jones cannot take the luxury to say that it is impossible for Jenkins to be as quick as Moss.

    Who is the variable in Jenkins vs. Moss? The variable is Jones, if he is the coach!

  510. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    No, I saw that post earlier Fred– just not much for me to respond to– Culpepper could have been the best ever had he not injured his knee? Huh? Best ever according to McNabb Metrics? What are you talkin’ about?? Culpepper was decent enough but when it became panic time, he panicked.

  511. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Quickness is not the same as speed.

  512. By Richard1A on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Patterson looks good! he doesn’t have the outstanding moves or speed, but he won’t go down, non stop effort. Teo available Vikes will take him-why? he’s from notre dame, then I bet we end up with a USC player! Patterson’s got what it takes-he’s willing to fight for them yards!

  513. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    @Titus,

    McNabb did not have the severe knee problem Culpepper had.

  514. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Jones, McNabb had the “I am one of the better QBs in the league until it gets super serious and we are in a bind– then I cannot make my throws” syndrome– and so did Culpepper.

  515. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    @Richard1a,

    Most people jones talked to are not interested in Teo for the Vikings. He has too many problems.

    Like Coach Frazier says, “we need to move forward.”

  516. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn…

    Its fine if you like Patterson…

    I just think the kid is dead meat with all that dancing he does ???…CB’s are going to kill that Patterson dancing around like that…

    I just happen to like about 6-7 receivers…Before I would even consider Patterson…That’s all…

  517. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    @Titus,

    I don’t recall McNabb saying that!

    Please realize that these guys are the best in the world at what they do. When one is not 100% physically it is even more difficult to perform.

  518. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    @Titus,

    That is another reason we need to be willing to sub for Ponder. Jones doesn’t care if they bring back Gary Cuozzo to sub for Ponder!

    If Ponder is stinking up the place, take him out!!!

  519. By Shawn on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    fred i dont know why run on writing without punctuation bothers you i mean i can understand Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus being bothered by one long never ending sentence since he is a semi professional to professional writer but Fred i think as a offensive line talent scout id think youd want to make the big guys happy by not showing an understanding of such scholarly ways i mean whats wrong with just saying what ever you have to say without rules of things like tense spelling grammar or pesky punctuation i mean this is a free country and in a free society one should be able to freely express ones self whether that be through art writing or any other form of expression including what i think could be the work of the dark knight or punctuation seriously you are telling me that you cant just read this and understand what i am saying or that because i didnt put a question mark you dont know that was a question i mean what has this country come to is we all just nit pick every little detail or aspect of every ones life it seems like your for the government controlling my speech now or my writing well i tell you sir im for smaller government i dont need big brother to sit in my blog and spy on my opinions of whats right or wrong with my writing or punctuation no sir you will not enslave me to such tyranny this is america and men died for my freedom to ignore education or any other form of knowledge you snobbish elites feel i need to know well i know what i know and its all that needs to be know from now on we all must take a stand and let the people rise up and unite against punctuation we must not give up our freedoms it is a slippery slope and first they come for the periods then the commas and next thing you know the question marks will be gone leaving us in the dark as our country is destroyed now i want to keep this short and hope you can see why we must not give into the punctuation propaganda

  520. By Goldvike on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Anyone heard anything on Heyward-bey

  521. By Shawn on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    WRH … you are entitled to your opinion to but saying Patterson didnt make hands catches just isnt true and thus can not have an opinion suggesting it is

  522. By Shawn on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    I never thought we’d have a chance at Patterson so I ignored him and wrote him off but that Brandt mock draft makes me think it is possible.

    With Greg Jennings on the team we dont need a rookie #1 WR and Patterson as a #2 until he learns the game would be awesome.

  523. By Richard1A on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    New Uniforms-I say we take the uniforms they wore a few years ago with Favre qbing that we lost to N Orleans, the 98 team uniforms, the uniforms we wore in the four superbowls, throw them into the computer, combine them! woolah, our uniform!

  524. By Ap all day on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Hayward bay to vikings espn reports ?

  525. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Richard, why don’t you do a study on the championships and the uniforms and see if there is any correlation between certain styles and winning? I doubt there is any. They could play in tuxedos or underwear, it would not matter. Look at Green Bay. They have won a number of times and their uniforms have to be in the top two or three in terms of ugly. They may actually be champs in uniform ugliness.

  526. By BlueBird7 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn

    Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. I brought my lunch and had more then enough time to read your loooooooooooooonng reply to Fred. Titus means well, that is all.

  527. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Bluebird– than, not then.

  528. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    I bet we pick up Te’o. I hope so. He is a game changer for years to come.

  529. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    ESPN blog….

    Minnesota Vikings: Although the Vikings picked up a first-round pick in the process, losing Percy Harvin was definitely a big blow to Minnesota’s offense. Adding Jennings helps for sure, but I have my doubts about whether he is still a true No. 1 wideout. Harvin is the superior player.

    But the Vikings do have two first-round picks, and one of those selections must be used at this position. The most probable name is Keenan Allen, whose stock probably will soar between now and draft day. But maybe Tavon Austin will slip in the first round and the Vikings will make a move to go up to snag him as Harvin’s replacement.

    Or possibly the Vikings will trade back a bit and secure a prospect such as DeAndre Hopkins, Justin Hunter or Robert Woods. Assuming Minnesota uses a first-round pick at this position, that shouldn’t eliminate the notion of using another pick in the fourth or fifth round on a wideout.

    Also, a free agent such as Domenik Hixon could be a fine addition to Jennings, Jerome Simpson, Jarius Wright and Greg Childs. Simpson is loaded with ability, so I didn’t criticize the Vikes for bringing him back, but to call him unreliable would be generous. Wright is very intriguing, though. He isn’t Harvin, of course, but he was used in some similar ways while Harvin was out of the lineup last season — and Wright looked very good in those situations.

    Obviously, the Vikings need more at this position, but when opening day rolls around, I highly doubt wide receiver will be a weak position for Minnesota.

  530. By WRHopkins2013 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Only report I could find on Heyward-Bey…
    Only hypothetical rumors…

    ______________________________________

    Darrius Heyward-Bey – WR – Free Agent The St. Paul Pioneer Press thinks the Vikings could “try to get” free agent Darrius Heyward-Bey on a “low-cost deal.”

    Since being released by the Raiders almost three weeks ago, Heyward-Bey has visited the Colts and Lions. The Vikings make even more sense. Heyward-Bey would be an upgrade at X receiver on Jerome Simpson. DHB is only 26 years old and should be open to a “prove-it deal” ala Donnie Avery last offseason.

  531. By john61 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    i dont think any of these receivers are 1st rounders,it would be a waste of are pick,2nd,to 4th are just as good

  532. By 32frank12 on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    So did we sign DHB or what,,,some are saying ESPN has reported it

  533. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, I missed some things why gone. That’s ok. Ponder Is going to be the bomb.
    AP, WELL, He will be AP, bigger then better then ever. And TITUS, Jusus loves you and everybody on the planet “HE” died for.

  534. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Ni. Speiman will not pick up another WR in FA. We have no money, except what is sitting on the tree. But then again, the tree is ageing and the picks??????????????????? Are only picks.

  535. By Shawn on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    There is a word in the English language and that word is ” our ” . Some of you are not using it.

  536. By Shawn on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    our plural of our (Adjective)

    Adjective

    Belonging to or associated with the speaker and one or more other people previously mentioned or easily identified.

    Belonging to or associated with people in general.Eg: “when we hear a sound, our brains identify the source quickly”.

  537. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Are number one issue right now is WR.

  538. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Our we going to draft WRs in both first round spots?

  539. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Speilman is brilliant. If I was he, I might consider loading up on offense, with a OG and a WR, and do “D” in the later rounds and next year.

  540. By Richard1A on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Heyward Bey and Urlacher….Speilman, go get em!

  541. By VikeNasty on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    @Ponder AP “ALL DAY”

    I like the idea of maybe loading up on offense and getting the D next year, but with our CB’s receiving an injury a year and Winfield being gone, I think it would be wise to get at least one CB in the Higher rounds. Also, with the MLB spot being open I would like to see one of them going in the higher rounds. I really wish Jasper was able to be resigned so your idea would workout a little easier.

  542. By Shawn on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    LOL Titus

  543. By VikeNasty on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Of course, the more I think about it I think they could get the CB, WR, and MLB in the first two rounds this year. Then, get the DT and OG in the first two rounds next year and be set for a good run.

    The only problem is that we have to hope that Ponder improves to the point to be an unquestionable starter so there is no question as to possibly spending next years first rounder on a QB. This means that he may need the OG this year.

    Haha I honestly do not know, but I do know that Speilman knows the situation better than me and I trust him to do right.

  544. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn, I am scared that not everyone saw the humor.

  545. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Ha ha ha, too funny.

  546. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Anybody here have a tablet?

  547. By Parody on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Those of us who know you and understand the English language (at least at a grade school level) got a good chuckle out of it Titus.

    Unfortunately, it seems that fewer and fewer Americans have even a grade school grasp of how to properly write in their native language.

    Hence words like are, their, your, then, and countless others appear to be used incorrectly more often than others. But what is even worse is that our teachers are some of the worst culprits! I had a professor in a Masters level class – whose degree was supposedly in literature – whose Power Point slides used the wrong form of then/than at least 90% of the time. It made me cringe so deeply every time I was in class that I rarely ever was able to concentrate on the lesson of the day.

  548. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Why do I find this funny?

  549. By Spencer on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Today’s April 1st.

  550. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    We are on central time, Spencer. It is March 31st in vikingland.

  551. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Mar 31, 2013 | Reply

    Parody, that is a sad editorial you just wrote.

  552. By robert knows pondersucks07 on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t waste 1st. round picks on wrs.They will always be compared to percy.
    That the last thing they need.
    Draft wrs. 3-5 not much difference between top fifteen wrs except Austin,who will be gone before we draft.Draft defense in the first two rounds.Then look for your wrs that way there is no pressure on them. They wont be compared to Percy and there is no doubt Jennings your #1wr.

  553. By Shawn on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    Umm compared to Percy? You mean a 700yard 5TD receiver? Umm it will only take a year to beat that. Patterson would beat that in 10 games … and Percy will be on IR

  554. By Shawn on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    err Percy will be on IR asking for a raise

  555. By Shawn on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    err Percy will be on IR in Florida asking for a raise

  556. By Shawn on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    err Percy will be screaming at the coach throwing weights slamming his fists and stomping his feet while being placed on IR in Florida asking for a raise

  557. By Shawn on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    Seattle Coach better have some Happy Meals and a pacifier for Percy

  558. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    Te’o is not first round worhty…

    Don’t get caught up in the “hype”….

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1588328-the-mystery-of-nfl-draft-stock-whats-hype-and-whats-real

  559. By J on Apr 1, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings was a great pickup …..the guys still young ……under 30 yrs old ?

    stop thinking of receivers ……we need a QB ….PERIOD !!!!!!!!!!

    With AP and the lions share of our game plan ………I would think with Jennings ,Simpson (a better year ) , Rudolph , Jarius Wright, Felton and a solid offensive line ……It would be great to BOLSTER our D Line but more importantly at LB position as well………

    as mentioned it is a deep draft …….Jared , Kevin r getting on ………we still do not have or had a credible addition to helping chad at LB for years ???? our secondary is optimistic …..

    I think Rick is spinning wheels without getting better at the QB position Today or for that matter the future ….. ponder is not the guy !

  560. By DaVikings on Apr 5, 2013 | Reply

    Can’t rate him yet he hasn’t proved a thing. Really shouldn’t ask such dumb questions.

  561. By Christopher B. on Apr 9, 2013 | Reply

    I can’t wait to see Jennings suit up in the Purple and Gold and help the team go further. As much as I want The Vikes to win the superbowl or make it to the supebowl. I’m really pulling for them be NFC Champs this year.
    I wish we had chose a different backup QB for Ponder but we’ll see what happens. I really hope Ponder goes through more training and ups his game this coming yr as he did last.Being from Florida I get laughed at countlessly because they don’t see My Vikings as a threat. I just sit and wait knowing it will be our time soon enough.
    I see the puzzle coming together,it takes time. I’m excited for the new yr.
    !!!!GO VIKINGS_PURPLE & GOLD!!!!!

  562. By dwk on Apr 9, 2013 | Reply

    hey AP is awesome but with the pounding 300 carries a year takes on the body we need TG needto have him carry the short yardage game and 3rd down blocking so we can have AP for 5 more yrs oh yeah get Auston did you see the Oklahoma game he can more than replace the criing HARVIN

  563. By Vikings Pedigree on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Greg Jennings has always been a top 5 to top 10 WR in the NFL. Still to this day underrated. Jennings runs every route, finds the holes in zone coverage, and ultimately which he is famous for, completely burns man to man coverage almost every snap. A very alert WR who is not afraid to block for any of his running backs and will go over the middle. When you pair this man up with Peterson and Rudolph, there will be noise. Imagine when the Vikings get him another WR. The word dangerous suddenly has a new definition. I am very proud fan of the signing and even though he played with the Packers, I have always respected his game and sportsmanship. True leader and teammate that will help lead us to a Super Bowl. Finally, we have a true number 1 WR. Now the fun begins with getting at least one more big time WR. Can’t wait.

  564. By Tom L on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    I only hope the offensive line does some pass blocking and this year should be really fun to watch, that is the main thing. Win or lose, execution and some surprise plays make football worth watching; as far as the team may go. I would say good luck Vike’s but lucks got nothing to do with it.

  565. By derek on Apr 16, 2013 | Reply

    why are people saying pick up austin? he is a slot reciever. we have a slot reciever in wright. Guys remember the longest pass completion last year was to wright??/ vikings need a big guy. why do you think vikings tried for wallace and not edleman or welker? vikings need a tall reciever to compliment jennings and wright. they need DE, DT, MLB, OG, CB more than anything. Williams is old need DE. Need a cb to replace winfield. jared allen and brian robison are free agents next year as well

  566. By derek on Apr 16, 2013 | Reply

    I was thinking this too. As much as I would HATE to say it, but why not next year trade adrian peterson for a grip load of draft picks and rebuild the team? peterson is the best rb in the nfl hands down. but he is older, and vikings will not make it to superbowl with just adrian peterson. peterson needs help with other offensive players. so trade him, get a bunch of draft picks, and stock the team…plus free up cap space. just saying

  567. By Tom L on Apr 16, 2013 | Reply

    The team is fine, Peterson, Jennings and the rest of the team do their jobs, they are fine.

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