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Talkin’ Trade – Two Possible Scenarios For The Vikings

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 10, 2013 – 11:03 am

Last year at about this time we began discussing the prospects of a trade market emerging for the Vikings 1st-round pick (#3 overall). As it turned out, the Vikings consummated a draft-day trade with the Cleveland Browns that moved them back one spot to #4 overall and also netted them three additional selections (4th, 5th, 7th rounds).

While the Vikings don’t hold such a high-value pick this year, they do possess a pair of 1st-round selections (#23 and #25 overall). This gives them flexibility. They can use one of those two selections in a trade back to accumulate more selections and still come away with one 1st-rounder. They can use one (or both) of them in a trade up to grab a player they covet who may not be available when they go on the clock. Or they can stay put and use both selections to add a pair of talented players to the roster. This flexibility is good for the Vikings because it will allow them to consider multiple options in an attempt to improve the roster.

For the purposes of this blog entry, though, let’s focus on the aspect of this flexibility that could create a robust trade market for one or both of those 1st-round picks. Whether or not the Vikings end up agreeing to a trade in the 1st round remains to be seen, but in the mean time we can start discussing potential opportunities that could arise for the Vikings.

The primary focus for now will be on players who could be available at #23 and #25 and who would generate trade interest from teams slated to select after the Vikings. Here are two possible scenarios…

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Scenario #1 – Eddie Lacy
The trade the Vikings made in the 1st round last year was predicated on Cleveland’s interest in the draft’s top RB – Trent Richardson. Our first scenario for a trade this year is similar – perhaps the Vikings will be presented with an option to trade back once again by a team looking to grab the draft’s top runner.

Lacy will likely be the top RB on teams’ draft boards (although North Carolina’s Giovani Bernard has the highest grade in NFL.com’s rankings). If a mock draft has Lacy going in the 1st round, it’s typically to either St. Louis at #22 or Green Bay at #26. A trade back for the Vikings involving a team that covets Lacy, then, likely wouldn’t occur until after St. Louis’ pick at #22 – if the Rams pass on Lacy, then a team looking to tag Lacy will feel compelled to move up to #25 to jump the Packers at #26. One possible team to look at in this scenario is the Denver Broncos at #28.

BE THE GENERAL MANAGER: If you were the Vikings GM, would you trade the #25 pick to the Broncos for the #28 pick and a 4th-rounder this year?

Scenario #2 – QB de jour
Our second and final scenario for today would likely involve the Vikings second 1st-round pick (#25 overall) and a team from the early part of the 2nd round looking to move up into the latter part of the 1st round to satisfy their desire to draft one of the class’ remaining top QBs. Why would a QB-needy team sitting in the early part of the 2nd round feel compelled to trade up into the end of the 1st round where a bunch of playoff teams from last year reside and where, consequently, a bunch of teams with resolved QB situations reside? A team may do this because they want to go to bed on Thursday night at the conclusion of the 1st round knowing that their QB problem has been addressed, and knowing that some other team with a similar need isn’t going to work out a deal overnight to leapfrog them in the early part of the 2nd round to grab the QB they want.

It’s hard to gauge at this point which QBs will still be on the board when the Vikings are on the clock at #25. For the purposes of this discussion, let’s say only Geno Smith is gone. That leaves Ryan Nassib, Matt Barkley and EJ Manuel for teams in the first part of the 2nd round. With a new head coach running the show, might the Philadelphia Eagles choose to trade the 3rd pick of the 2nd round (#35 overall) to move up into the Vikings spot? How about the Arizona Cardinals with the 6th choice of the round (#38 overall)? Or the NY Jets with the 8th pick of the 2nd round (#39 overall)? Buffalo with the 10th pick (#41 overall)? The Vikings could receive an attractive package of picks from one of these teams for the drawback of dropping a mere 10-15 spots (after having already netted a 1st-rounder at #23 overall).

BE THE GENERAL MANAGER: If you were the Vikings GM, would you trade the #25 pick and one of your 6th-rounders to the Jets for the #39 pick and their 3rd-round pick (#72 overall)?


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508 Responses to “Talkin’ Trade – Two Possible Scenarios For The Vikings”

  1. By Myric on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Love all those scenarios. I think I would make a trade if the player we were looking at is off the board though. The trade would need to blow me away if we were moving back if the player we rated high on our board was still there. Lets take it a step further. How about a draft day trade of j Allen? Last year under contract and we probably can’t afford him when the time comes!

  2. By Myric on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    What’s is the trade value for Allen?

  3. By So Cal Viking on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    new helmet with a new design in the purple http://i.imgur.com/2m8sQsE.jpg

  4. By Northern Norseman on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    —-Courtney Gardner—-

    WR

    6’3”

    215 lbs

    40- 4.4

    STRAIGHT UP STUD!!

    (Certainly comes with baggage. Has had both legal and academic problems. Can be had as a very late round or undrafted free agent. High risk being his issues… Low risk being what you’d have to give up to get him… HIGH REWARD being what he can bring to the team on the field)

    Check out his highlights for yourself.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/886350/highlights/2311422

  5. By Northern Norseman on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    —-Courtney Gardener—-

    Oh and he’s one of the best blocking WRs I have seen in a while!

    Again, check out his highlights.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/886350/highlights/2311422

  6. By vikingbob136 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    If i was a GM my head would explode.Too many choices in anything you do is not good.You can’t pin down what you really want even though you know what you need.(MLB,WR,DT,CB)
    I certainly wouldn’t mind Lacy or Bernard as RB’s.Both will be excellent players.
    I would dump Gerhart for a 3d round choice if either was chosen.

  7. By VikeNasty on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Lets see that would be 1 first, 2 second, 2 third, and 2 fourth round picks. opposed to 2 first, 1 second, 1 third, and 2 fourth. Not that big a difference, but if you take into account the positions of the picks inside the rounds it looks like a better deal to take the trade.

    I believe that with 4 WR’s in the top spots and 2 projected to go before the Vikes pick, I could trade back with there second first rounder and see if one of the other two are still there when the Jets pick. If not they can still pick up quality players in Q. Patton or A. Dobson to fill the WR need in the later rounds.

    Although I agree with @Myric as well. If the player you want is there take the player.

  8. By Jimmylaser on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    I’d give up a firs and fourth round pick for a sign and trade with the giants for V. Cruz. It would definately solidify the WR position. Then take a QB with the other pick.

  9. By Vikingsordie on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Courtney Gardner does look good, but also consider his competition. Don’t know enough but seems like he would be a nice project to try and turn into an all around player. I would take a shot because he would cost nothing. Remember SF might want to trade up…23&52 for 31&34 would be awesome. We could basically get 3 first rounders. I would love Ogletree-Hopkins-S. Williams-D. Slay-B. Rambo-M. Goodman-T. Simon-G. Gilkey and Jake Knott in the 7th if we trade our other two 7th rounders to slide up in the 4th to get M. Goodman. I know it’s completely Defense heavy but that is cool with me.

  10. By liito on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Lotulelei drops to 23. Trade down from position 25. Those trade scenarios indeed are strong possibilities. Good luck Vikes in your draft day.

  11. By TampaNorseman on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    The Vikings have lots of holes and some thin spots to fill so if they could move both picks it would be OK as long as Cordarelle Patterson, Tavon Austin, or Ogletree are long gone. If not, stay put and thank God for the gifts. The Vikes will see some very good DT, DE, CB and WR’s staring them in the face at 23 and 25 and it’s going to take a sweet deal to deal 1 or both picks away. Won’t be a total loss if they do since the draft is deep at positions we are not.

  12. By TampaNorseman on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    That looks sweet…chain mail armor I do believe? Did Vikings actually make chain mail or did they simply take them from their victims? Celtic Knots or Runes would have likely been a better option.

  13. By Northern Norseman on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    By the way…..

    Those are NOT the Vikings new helmets…

    That image has been floating around for a while now so I highly doubt they are the new helmets.

    Besides… I think those look absolutely terrible

  14. By iaVIKE on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think there’s enough compensation for the Vikes in either of those scenarios. Vikingbob brought up an interesting point, trading Gerhart or Webb on draft day for a pick or two may be more likely. From what all the “experts” say, the real value in the draft is from rounds 2-4, so i could definitely see Spielman trading back with the #25.

  15. By Sir Greasy Panda on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    I say keep both first round picks. To have 4 first round picks in two seasons is amazing.
    Spielman and Frazier have done well drafting. Harrison Smith was well worth whatever we gave up to move up. Kalil is what we all thought he would be.

    Unless a “too good to be true” scenario pops up then keep both first rounders. The first scenario with the Broncos is one I would make because three spots is not that much and plus you added a fourth rounder. However, I wouldnt want to give up another pick to move back.

    We have seen really good impact players who were not high selections come in and make solid contributions.

    Only add picks to move back, dont move back and lose picks

  16. By myric on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    How come no one is talking about the trade value with J. Allen? Ugly subject I know. Do you think he will be back next year? I think his contract is up after this season and don’t believe we can afford him. I love the guy as a Viking. In fact he’s my favorite player but would be a huge blow to the organization if he leaves and we don’t get anything in return.

    What is he worth? Second rounder? Not sure but if anyone can squeeze to most out of someone its Spielman.

  17. By BlueBird7 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Vikingbob 136 didn’t say anything about trading Joe Webb nor would I agree!

  18. By Northern Norseman on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    @Sir Greasy Panda

    I agree

    I would say that if any decent offer comes up to trade back then do it.

    There is no need to trade up at all because this draft is very very deep talent wise.

    Now I could maybe see moving up 2-5 spots if there is a star prospect that for some reason slipped further than expected (which happens every year).

    My guess is that the Vikings will keep one draft selection in the first round and trade down with the other.

    Also, unless Cordarrelle Patterson or Tavon Austin are at #23 then do not draft a receiver until the 2nd or 3rd round. You could even wait until the 4th round to draft a WR because you will easily get great value in rounds 4-7 at the WR position.

  19. By Northern Norseman on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    @Myric

    To be honest I have been on the topic of potentially trading Jared Allen for a while now.

    Now he is one of my favorite Vikings of all time. Also, one cannot underestimate the franchise gets from him revenue wise with tickets, merchandise, ect.

    It’s just trade for high value now.

    You could easily get a 1st rounder for Jared Allen….. easily.
    The Patriots traded Richard Seymour to the Raiders for a 1st rounder. I’d imagine Jared with his production and age would get at minimum a 1st rounder.

    Jared Allen, Everson Griffen, and Brian Robison are all unrestricted free agents going into the 2014 NFL season. We will not keep all 3. We’ll keep 2 at most but it’s also possible that only one returns. (That’s why, as I said before, do not be suprised if the Vikings draft a DE high in this draft if one slips to them.)

    It’s never easy trading someone that is still productive and is just an overall awesome person but looking at the future I wouldn’t count it out.

    Basically I am fine either way. If we keep with and even extend his contract then I am completely fine. If they trade Allen and get good draft picks then that will be okay as well. It truly all depends on the overall plan in place. Many factors go into a decision like this. So whichever way it happens there is a reason for it.

  20. By Goldvike on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    If we trade up i hope it’s 4 Austin

  21. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Patterson is my 6th ranked WR prospect…I would not be surprised if this happens ???…

    _____________

    Cordarrelle Patterson – WR – Player A league source tells The Sideline View’s Lance Zierlein that Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson could fall out of the first round.

    NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah is hearing the same thing. At 6-foot-2, 216 pounds with 4.42 wheels, Patterson is a freak athlete, but a raw route runner. He’s also been nicked for his tendency to “body catch,” though he didn’t struggle with drops in college. Patterson was reportedly “very unimpressive” in his Combine interviews. Patterson has legitimate question marks, but he could end up one of the steals of the draft if he falls to day two.
    Source: Lance Zierlein on Twitter Apr 10 – 2:16 PM

  22. By iaVIKE on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    By BlueBird7 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Vikingbob 136 didn’t say anything about trading Joe Webb nor would I agree!
    ——————————————————————————————————-

    Ha you’re right BlueBird7, he just mentioned Gerhart. I mentioned Webb.

  23. By bleedin purp on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Why is everyone so high on Webb he aint a quarterback and would take too much time grooming him I say try to see what we can get but I have a feelin he aint worth much after that terrible playoff game I coulda made better throws then he was his speed aint worth keepin

  24. By bleedin purp on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    I also think josh Robinson needs to go I have not been impressed by him at all dude got burned everytime

  25. By Vikings1 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    @By TampaNorseman on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    The Vikings have lots of holes and some thin spots to fill so if they could move both picks it would be OK as long as Cordarelle Patterson, Tavon Austin, or Ogletree are long gone. If not, stay put and thank God for the gifts. The Vikes will see some very good DT, DE, CB and WR’s staring them in the face at 23 and 25 and it’s going to take a sweet deal to deal 1 or both picks away. Won’t be a total loss if they do since the draft is deep at positions we are not.
    ______________________________________________________________I don’t believe that Tavon Austin will be available to us at the 23rd pick because I believe the Rams will take him at one of their 2-1st rd picks.

  26. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Rick will obtain as many picks in the top 100 for the 2013 NFL draft either by staying put or trading the 25th pick for a late 1st and a 2nd round pick or for a 2nd round pick a 3rd. and a 4th.What you proposed was not enough.

    This draft has a very close ratio of talent from #1 to #100, thats why we see so many differant scenarios in the so-called expert’s mock draft boards.

    The Vikes will take the best player available at # 23, no matter what the position.The later rounds fill your needs, that is how championships are built.

    They really need to take a look,and i’m sure Scott and Co. have, at Brandon Williams in the 2nd round, he crushed everyone at the senior bowl plus it would help rebuild the Williams Wall…If you think AD has only so much time,thats nothing compared to what Kevin and Jared have left.

  27. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Josh Robinson’s a kid …cut the rook some slack jack!

  28. By Myric on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    I would be ok with using both first rounders to rebuild that d line. Would also support trading Allen away if we don’t get something signed to keep him a Viking for a couple more years.

  29. By robb on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Moving up with both first round picks for Tavon Austin and Dee Miliner .Picking Austin will satiate and assuage fans for the Harvin loss as he is very comparable to Percy.

  30. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    the Vikes will extend Allen with a Brady type deal…only with less money of course.

  31. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman will sign a cheetah that can catch. A bull to pass rush and an elephant for the O line.

  32. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Comparable robb??? So what you’re trying to say is that Austin will be hurt alot? never being able to complete a full season? or a major league headache? (figuratively and literally speaking of course.)

  33. By Champ Henson on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    WRHopkins: I agree that Patterson is not a first round pick and Allen already has a bad knee. Taking either one would be too much of a gamble unless they really fell late.

  34. By VikingfanInMichigan on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    So barry sanders thinks the lions are a solid #2 in the division! what a joke.

  35. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    It’s all happening at the Zoo…I do believe it,I do believe it’s true…

  36. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Players should ride horses.

  37. By BlueBird7 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    iaVIKE

    I say keep Webb, nobody knows yet which way the wind will blow with Ponder.

    Until we find out just how good, or well Ponder will do at the helm.

  38. By BlueBird7 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Titus

    The O line already has an elephant, his name is Loadholt. He IS a load.

  39. By BlueBird7 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Titus

    You mean the Vikings will now play POLO?

  40. By 32frank12 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Anyone know what the chances are that Xavier Rhodes will be there at 23 or 25?…I would love to see him in our seconday…I really think we get a cb n mlb in first round…trade up to early 2nd round and get a wr like J. Hunter or D. Hopkins and with our late 2nd get Brandon Williams….any thoughts of this way of going about the draft?

  41. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Rhodes will be gone before we choose…Trufant would be great at 23

  42. By Tomcat on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman will be all over Trufant if he is there.

  43. By 32frank12 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    @Tomcat…who will be better pro rhodes or trufant?and why?….have not kept up on all the scouting reports.

  44. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Antoine Winfield – DB – Free Agent NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports free agent CB Antoine Winfield is deciding between the Seahawks and Vikings, and that the situation is “very fluid.”
    Rapoport expects Winfield to decide “soon.” ESPN’s Ed Werder reported earlier Wednesday that the Seahawks were “closing in” on Winfield, so they should be considered the favorite. The “very fluid” designation may just be an attempt on Winfield’s part to wring a few extra dimes out of Seattle. Related: Seahawks, Vikings
    Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter Apr 10 – 7:40 PMAhmad Bradshaw – RB – Free Agent

  45. By Tomcat on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Rhodes is bigger and stronger. Trufant is more finesse. Both are fast. Who will be better? Too many variables. We`ll know in 5 years.

  46. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Exactly– we will know in 5 years– right now, it’s like predicting the weather in Minnesota in April– right now, it’s winter. In a week it could be summer.

  47. By Tomcat on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Still cold in the land of 1000 lakes?

  48. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Veteran_corner_Antoine_Winfield_reportedly_close_to_signing_with_Seattle041013?t=2

  49. By Tomcat on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    I live in Cali now. People complain that it`s cold. I tell `em it`s a little chilly, not cold.

  50. By Tomcat on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Ah cr-p! I was hoping we would sign `im.

  51. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    In a week it will still be April…summer is in August right?

  52. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Tomcat what part of Cali are you presiding?

  53. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    It snowed last night– enough to cover the lawns — and it was maybe 37 today for a high.

  54. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    presiding? Is Tomcat the mayor?

  55. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Are you Tomcat $mart a$$ ?

  56. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Do we need to visit how one word can change a whole thought?

  57. By Tomcat on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    td88- I live in a small town on the central coast. No, I am not mayor.

  58. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Finally i got the mighty tity one to respond and all it took was one word…cool

  59. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Tity One, Why didn’t you call out wobs on forgetting to punch out the word “with” on his lastest blog???? Missed it huh?

  60. By john61 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    A.W. SIGNS WITH HAWKS,to bad

  61. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    whatever– your question made no sense. If you are offended, get over yourself. Learn something new today and be a better man, not a bitter man.

  62. By Tomcat on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Tomcat smart a-s huh? What`s that about?

  63. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    really you seem like one? socal is where i preside…look how far davy crockett got on a second grade education.

  64. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    I was addressing the mighty tity one,not you Tomcat

  65. By Tomcat on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    I may be a hillbilly, but I am an educated one, and I have manners.

  66. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    ‘member when this idiot predicted 10-6 last year and that we would trade back and still get Kalil,and with the extra picks we could move up into the first and nab Smith…also taking Walsh in the 6th,not bad for a moron…Wha happened to NOVA?

  67. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    AW will be missed

  68. By Vikings1 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    @By Tomcat on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    td88- I live in a small town on the central coast. No, I am not mayor.
    ______________________________________________________________
    I recently moved here to San Diego from Georgia, what is the name of your town?

  69. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    L.A. Vikings…”member when that was like the year 2000 eeek… or Russia’s bad a$$ abilities back in the day…scary thoughts! never came to fruition though

  70. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Tomcat, not sure I would divulge your location– some of the bloggers are hot heads.

  71. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Pala

  72. By pondersucks07 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    There is no way Winfield is signing with the Vikings. Vikings is his last option. Can you blame him for the way they treated him. Its all about the money they don’t care weather your good influence or a bad influence. I am so tired of hearing about not drafting players with red flags. The Viking are drafting the best players they can red flags or no red flags.

  73. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Bring it on!…Except titus i’m a scared of him

  74. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    weather…titus…come on…too soon!

  75. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    sorry everyone…too soon?

  76. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    I predicted the Ravens would win it all- do I get a gold star for that to put on my notebook?

  77. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Red flags or no red flags ? That is the question,whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune…

  78. By Tomcat on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Titus- Ha ha I really live in Kansas. You are exactly right about divulging too much personal stuff.

  79. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Only one gold star? oh yeah not alot of room for more i hear ya.

  80. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    i think we all should get more personal… I weigh 215 and stand 6’3″ with 9% body fat and teach martial arts…sweep the leg johnny.

  81. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    shoot i just ate some fries…12% body fat dang…tmfi?

  82. By pondersucks07 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    I stand 4’3′ and shoot fire out of my a$$.

  83. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Daughter needs to use the computer… peace homies

  84. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    My brain stands past the atmosphere.

  85. By JB on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    The vikings wont get austin unless he falls to 25, which wont happen. The vikings have 3 major needs, MLB, CB, and WR (even with jennings). They can manage with their current DTs for another season if they absolutely have to, but I can see them getting a starting NT in the draft in the 2nd-4th rounders, unless one of the top DT prospects fall to them at #23. I can also see them getting a starting MLB in the 3rd, if the players they like aren’t available.
    Realistically I see them getting CB Trufant who is a better fit for the vikings than rhodes, (who gets lost in zone coverage) at #23, and Alec Ogletree, Arthur Brown, or Manti Teo if they are available at #25. Even if Winfield resigns, CB is still a top need for the vikings in the NFC north. 3 starting corners is mandatory, and right now the vikings have 3 corners, with 1 having starter potential (we can expect improvement from both Josh Robinson and AJ Jefferson, but neither will be as good as Trufant). I see them going after WR or DT in the 2nd (again depending on who is available). There are very good WRs who will be available, so I expect them to go that route unless a really high rated DT falls that far. For the rest of the rounds, i really expect them to go with the BPA even if they have a slight risk factor

  86. By Candyman on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Since Seattle already got Rice, Harvin, and soon Winfield… Why dont we just we just trade Peterson, Rudolph , and Allen for Derrick Coleman, Cooper Helfet, and Greg Scruggs

  87. By JB on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    So basically here are my scenarios…

    #23: Desmond Trufant CB
    #25: Manti Teo LB (i dont think arthur or ogletree will be available at #25)
    #52: Robert Woods WR
    #83: Brandon Williams DT (williams wall that everyone wants back)
    #99: Baccari Rambo S or Quinton Patton WR (whoever is available, imo)
    #117: Aaron Dobson WR or Alvin Bailey G (depending on who gets picked at #99)
    #148: Earl Wolff S or Akeem Spence DT (based if rambo is selected or not)
    #179: Brad Wing P
    #213: Wes Horton DE
    #229: Jake Knott LB
    #231: Marcus Lattimore RB

    —- or, if trufant or teo aren’t available…

    #23: Sheldon Richardson or Sly Williams DT
    #25: Keenan Allen or DeAndre Hopkins WR
    #52: Darius Slay or Tyrann Mathieu CB
    #83: Kiko Alonso or Jon Bostic LB
    #99-231: Probably the same

  88. By vikingbob136 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    We can call them the Seattle Vikings.

  89. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Why don’t we just buy the Seattle stadium– it is a pretty cool one. We can move it cross country on the interstate– pulled by RAM trucks. The can pay for the move through commercials.

  90. By vikingbob136 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Someone please explain to me how a starting QB from a major college program can’t throw a baseball without looking like he never picked up a baseball in his life?
    No wonder he is going to be a WR in the NFL.
    Maybe a couple of practice throws in the locker room is a good idea?

  91. By vikingbob136 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Ravens sign Rolando McClain to a one year deal.He is wearing the wrong purple this season.

  92. By vikingbob136 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Why don’t i think that the last post by King Titus was an the real deal.
    The last sentence didn’t make sense.

  93. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Oh, I missed the “y” at the the end of “the.” Not at all an accurate comparison to my above post– that blogger used a word correctly spelled that made no sense in the context of the sentence.

  94. By Conjon on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    #23: Alec Ogletree LB or BPA LB
    #25: Cordarrelle Patterson WR or BPA WR
    #52: David Amerson CB/S
    #83: Jon Bostic LB
    #99: Brandon Williams DT
    #117: David Quessenberry OG
    #148: Kenjon Barner RB
    #179: Brad Wing P
    #213: Marquess Wilson WR
    #229: Jake Knott LB
    #231: Ray Ray Armstrong SS

    In a perfect world it’s fun to dream. One of my many pre draft mocks back and ready to SKOL.

  95. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t care who we draft– just win the SuperBowl!

  96. By RichardA1 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    14 days! will they trade up? I bet we end up with Teo or Austin, at least one of them!

  97. By pondersucks07 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    amen to that.

  98. By pondersucks07 on Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

    Trade a 1st and fourth to Giants for Cruz. then trade Gearhart and a fourth to Arizona for their second. Wide receiver problem solved, still have one fist round and two second round picks left to get a mlb-cb-dt or de.

  99. By JB on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings wont be able to afford Cruz, idk why you even think thats a possibility.

  100. By Sir Greasy Panda on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Just trust in Spielman… In Spielman we trust.

    That Percy deal was incredible. The guy knows how to work the business side of this game. No body, unless youre the raiders, gives up a first round pick for a player plus extra picks!!! great deal. like I said trust in Spielman.

  101. By Sir Greasy Panda on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Good to see this blog actually talking about football. Awhile back it was just nonsense. Good job guys

  102. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    If WR C. Patterson slides to 23, I would take WR C. Patterson at 23.
    If DT S. Williams is available at 25. I would take DT S. Williams.
    If A. Brown is availble our at our 2cd round pick. I would take A. Brown.
    Then I would take my 3rd round pick to try and move up into the late 2cd for the Honey Badger. WR, DT, LB, DB,

  103. By 4eversteve on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Trufant is only the 6th best CB in this draft IMO, no way should the Vikings use either of their first round picks on him.

  104. By iaVIKE on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Do you guys think Tyrann Mathieu will be there when we pick in the 3rd? I just don’t know if he’d fall that far…..but i don’t know if we should pick him with our second reounder…

  105. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    By iaVIKE on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Do you guys think Tyrann Mathieu will be there when we pick in the 3rd? I just don’t know if he’d fall that far…..but i don’t know if we should pick him with our second reounder…
    __________________

    The only person that thinks Tyrann Mathieu is going in the second is- Leon Sandcastle… :-)

    I think the Honey Badger goes in late round 3 – 4 area…

  106. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    This is a pretty good article…

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1597124-minnesota-vikings-who-has-the-most-to-prove-in-2013#/articles/1597124-minnesota-vikings-who-has-the-most-to-prove-in-2013

  107. By Cosi cosi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    test

  108. By iaVIKE on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    I’d love to see us take him in the 3rd if that’s the case, Hop.

  109. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    No final word on Winfield…

    Maybe the Vikings are still in the running ???…
    I Hope so…

  110. By BYRON VIKINGS FAN on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    iaVike, i agree with you, i would love to see us draft Mathieu w/our 2nd rounder….also i would hope we would not be considering trading either of our 1st rounders this year. we just have too much need for them. we need dt, lb,wr, & a solid corner. i actually don’t think we need to use either 1st rounder for a wr, i say if we could get Williams, Ogletree or Brown( please not Teo) with those picks a cb in the 2nd, then focus on wr & depth the rest of the way.
    also…does anyone know if we have @ least talked with brandon lloyd?..i knkow he is an aging wr but really?…i think he would be a great addition for a couple yrs…any thoughts?

  111. By DRS. on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Will or will there not be a new Vikings Stadium?

    Vikings stadium plan would tax fans — of all Minnesota teams
    By Doug Belden

    Posted: 04/10/2013 12:01:00 AM CDT

    April 11, 2013 2:54 PM GMTUpdated:
    04/11/2013 09:54:22 AM CDT

    Under a legislative proposal, a new Joe Mauer baseball jersey would help pay for a new stadium — for the Vikings.

    (The bill to tax pro sports memorabilia got some support Wednesday, April 10, from the chair of the public authority overseeing stadium construction. But the plan, which includes a tax on suites, was firmly opposed by the Vikings and Minnesota’s other professional teams, including Mauer’s Twins.)

    http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_22993552/backup-vikings-stadium-tax-plan-be-heard-house

  112. By DRS. on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Here we go, round 2. SKOL Vikings

  113. By DRS. on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Later one and all.

  114. By DRS. on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    (Kelm-Helgen cautioned against the suite tax provision, warning that cutting into those revenues could jeopardize the stadium financing the Vikings are in the process of lining up.

    Bagley agreed and said that while memorabilia sales are not a stadium revenue per se, the team opposes that tax as well ‘because it does impact our revenue stream and it does increase the cost of our memorabilia.”)

    http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_22993552/backup-vikings-stadium-tax-plan-be-heard-house

  115. By DRS. on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Once more, later

  116. By iaVIKE on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Byron – Yeah man, a lot of people think we should focus on D with our first few picks, and I could definitely see that happening. We do NEED to add quality at the WR position though, and i’m not sure how the WR depth in this draft class is in round 3 and beyond, But i have not forgotten about Greg Childs… I think he could be great if he can come back from that injury.

    I would be shocked if Spielman stayed put at all of our picks, there’s gunna be some movin around.

  117. By kevinwi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Scenario #1
    I would not take the trade. Bronco’s pick too far down in the 4th round to make it worth while. (they pick 28th in that round)
    I would do it if it included their 3rd round pick.

    Scenario #2

    I would not take the trade as written. One of our 6th round picks? we only have one, so my answer to that would be no.

    If they were to give their 2nd and 3rd for our first and (last) 7th, then yes, I’d take the trade.

  118. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    I still think Winfield comes back…

    http://min.scout.com/2/1282683.html

  119. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Ya I believe Winfeild comes back as well. I would like to see us take our 3rd RD draft pick and move up into the late 2cd for the Honey Badger. I believe he will go somewhere between the late 2cd — mid 3rd. Someone will make the move. I hope it is us.
    He would add strength to our secondary and would make a big impacted in our return game on special teams.

  120. By VikeNasty on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    We already have a late second round pick.

    1) WR, LB
    2) The badger
    3) Guard
    4) WR, CB

    This fills all of our holes in the first four rounds. The only thing left to do with the last 5 picks is get some LB depth and competition at other positions.

  121. By Vikings1 on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    @By Ponder AP “ALL DAY” on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    If WR C. Patterson slides to 23, I would take WR C. Patterson at 23.
    If DT S. Williams is available at 25. I would take DT S. Williams.
    If A. Brown is availble our at our 2cd round pick. I would take A. Brown.
    Then I would take my 3rd round pick to try and move up into the late 2cd for the Honey Badger. WR, DT, LB, DB,
    ______________________________________________________________
    I really like your thinking here, would be nice!

  122. By Myric on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Isn’t a brown an outside lb?

  123. By VikeNasty on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    The kid from Kansas stae is isnside.

  124. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Best list I have seen so far…
    I would be happy with any 2 of these four players in the first round…

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1600684-draft-2013-who-do-vikings-fans-want-in-the-first-round-of-the-2013-nfl-draft

  125. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Ya, but I guess Henderson can play inside backer. He has versatility according to HOP.

  126. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Thanks Vikings1

  127. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    A. Brown is a MLB.

  128. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Hop,
    I hope you are right, That C.Patterson slides down the board. I would love to see him in a Viking uni split wide. Simpson split wide on the other side. Jennings in the slot. Or you could plug in J. Wright and have Jennings and Patterson split wide. That is a ton of speed on the field at one time. Plus we have Rudy at TE and AP. Speed kills. Defenses would be scratching their heads trying to figure out a way to defend us.

  129. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Brown can play both ILB/OLB…So can Henderson…

    If Brown is chosen by the Vikes…I would expect Henderson to play the middle…Until a player like Brown learns the defense…
    Then switch positions down the road…

  130. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Patterson is raw…And needs to learn way too much to be effective…

    More physical- polished receivers like Hopkins,Allen, and Woods- make much more sense for the Vikings…They can contribute right away at a higher level…

    Hunter,Patterson, and T Williams have significant “bust potential”…
    But just one persons opinion here…
    But would not touch these 3 receivers in the first round…

  131. By Myric on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    I think Brown may be to small to play middle. I thinks he’s under 230. I like the fact he can cover and is a gifted tackler but would be worried about him getting swallowed up by Nfl offensive line men. You guys don’t have concerns with him? As far as Henderson playing Middle. Didn’t the Vikes try that for a short time when his brother left?

    I hope the Vikes don’t take a Wr in the first. So much DL talent in this draft. Hope they stick to their board and address needs later. DT, DE sounds great to me…Would be great to get them with a five year rookie contract.

    I still think if Allen hasn’t signed an extension by Draft they will be trying to move him……Possible giving the Vikes another first.

  132. By Myric on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Hey WRHopkins2013, Do you think those WR would be there in the Second when we pick?

  133. By iaVIKE on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Woods and Allen might be there when we pick in the second, Allen because of his pro day. No way Hopkins will be there, we’d have to trade up to get him if we go defense with the first two picks.

  134. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    I just see C. Patterson’s intangibles much higher, ( except Austin), then all the other WR’s. He will need to work on his route running, BUT, he is a “GIFTED” athlete. You just have to find ways to get the ball in his hands while he is developing his “CRAFT”. I see Patterson as a day one starter. He is a GAME BREAKER.

  135. By Sir Greasy Panda on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    I like Justin Hunter over Cordarelle Patterson. Hunter is just as productive and did it over a longer span at TEN.

    I really hope we dont get Keenan Allen. If he is like Anquan Boldin then he is no where near a first round pick.

    Hunter has a big frame

  136. By DIE HARD on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    i WOULD THINK ABOUT TRADING ALLEN AND TOBY. TOBY IS GOOD,AND WOULD REQUIRE A FIRST ROUNDER. ALLEN IS GOOD ALSO,BUT CANT AFFORD HIM NEXT YEAR,SO,GET ANOTHER FIRST ROUNDER OR A GOOD D-BACK OR M.L.B. THE VIKINGS NEED ALLEN IN THE DRAFT,. HE WOULD FILL IN FOR PERCY IN RECEIVING AND PUNT,KICKOFF RETURNS.

  137. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Allen is big money but he is a special athlete. Not only is he a prolific pass rusher but he is very good against the run and has a nonstop motor. I would much rather see if we could restructure his contract. That way we could have our cake and eat it too.

  138. By Shawn on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    I would trade Toby but not Allen … Allen will be good for another 4 years. Allen will be 31.

    1-Bruce Smith age 31-40 had 94 sacks
    2-Reggie White age 31-39 had 88 sacks
    3-Chris Doleman age 31-38 had 89 sacks

    Its not as easy to find elite DE’s or Pro Bowl players Jared is still a beast and 12 sack season is a good season. No Trade for Jared Allen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  139. By Cosi cosi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    It would be nuts to trade Allen. We`re trying to win a superbowl. You don`t get there by trading your best players.

  140. By RichardA1 on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Your crazy! don’t trade allen! Toby trade, Webb is just taking up a roster spot, drop him like its hot! take honeybadger, austin, ogletree, mathieu, teo, I’m actually believing we can get all of them! Spellman pulled off some miracles last year, got some all pro players!

  141. By Cosi cosi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Don`t like the idea of trading Toby either. What if AP goes down?

  142. By Shawn on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    I like Toby but with 1 year left and no chance we resign him … I think it would be nice to get a 3rd rounder for him. Then draft a RB to replace him.

  143. By Shawn on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    By no chance I mean there is always a chance but knowing competitors want to play Toby will be looking to start somewhere and/or cost too much for a back up who gets 50 touches per season behind AP

  144. By Cosi cosi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    That is an angle where it makes sense.

  145. By Cosi cosi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    You can see my point though. Heaven forbid, if AP got hurt, Toby could run for 1000.

  146. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Ya, I don’t know what we gain from trading Toby, The kid is a beast. He is a thousand yard rusher for sure, but he is in the shadow of AP. No way we could actually get what he is worth. Webb is interesting though for a team like Washington, the Eagles and the like. We might get a late rounder out of the trade a give Webb a shot at a future in the NFL.

  147. By Shawn on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    O I agree … Toby is IMO the best back up RB in the league. But getting something now rather than nothing a year from now would be nice and I wont complain either way. I like Toby except when we play SF.

  148. By Cosi cosi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Was that bizarre or what? Do we still have Todman?

  149. By Shawn on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Todman is is Jacksonville … I think.

  150. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Ha. That’s funny for real. But at least we did beat SF. That was one of the crazies things I have witnessed in Viking football history.

  151. By Cosi cosi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Harbaugh just about had kittens.

  152. By Parody on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Guys need to stop playing the what if game! The team doesn’t want to have starting calibur players on the roster as backups because they’re too expensive. It’s a waste of a roster spot to have a guy of Toby’s talent warming the bench for AP.

    We’re better off trading Toby now and getting a pick than having him sit around watching AP break records and then let him walk in 2014.

    I’m guessing he’ll be worth a 3rd round pick. He’s better than any RB in this year’s class, and he has 3 years of studying AP to boot. He would be worth more, but teams just don’t value RBs enough to offer anything better. Still, a 3rd round pick could go a long ways in filling in the areas where this team needs the most help.

  153. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    One thing in the back of my mind is secondary depth. Green Bay is pass happy, The Lions are pass happy( with a nuclear weapon out of the backfield), And the Bears with their new offensive minded “GURU” have a QB that can carve up a “D”.
    We need to bring in some solid secondary help though the mid rounds.

  154. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Parody,
    It’s all how you see it though. We could make a run at the SB this year. Toby could play a vital role somewhere along the line. He is a vet in “OUR” system that is not costing much.

  155. By celticvikingwarrior on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    I love what Antoine Winfield has done for the Vikings, both on and off the field. However, I hate to break it to you, he is NOT now, nor has he been for at least three years, a 7 MILLION a year CB…..
    Does ANYONE seriously believe that Spielman didn’t go to him with respect and ask him to take a pay cut to not only STAY with the team, but HELP the team get better…
    Winfield (obviously) CHOSE to leave by saying “NO”…..so I say, best of luck in Seattle….

    Oh, and don’t forget that Seattle also has Heath Farwell who was also our best special teams player…

  156. By Cosi cosi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    It`s just hard for me to feel comfy without a good backup to AP. Especially since we have a real shot this year.Can you imagine if we`re tied for the central with 4 games left, AP goes down, and all we have is a rookie to fill in?

  157. By Parody on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder AP “ALL DAY” – That would only be true if we use him, and the simple fact of the matter is that we don’t. When we drafted him, I was hoping the plan was to get a bunch of 2-back sets to be used to punish the defense for keying in on only AP. That never happened, and even though he has starter talent, Toby is getting fewer carries than a lot of 3rd string RBs in the NFL.

    We could be more Super Bowl bound without Toby…if we build some strength in the trade. Plus, the trade would give us a better chance to build a dynasty, rather than building all of our hopes for success on this one year.

  158. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    CC,
    Now all the sudden people are calling for Speilman’s head because we traded Toby to Miami he and rushed for 1500.

  159. By Parody on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Cosi – I’ll bet you’re the type of person who pays about $500 a month for a personal health insurance policy, and never gets injured or sick.

    Besides, who’s to say we can’t have a good backup if we trade Toby? He’s not the only option we have. People need to get out of their comfort zone and look for the potential positives in the unknown.

  160. By Parody on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    By Ponder AP “ALL DAY” on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    CC,
    Now all the sudden people are calling for Speilman’s head because we traded Toby to Miami he and rushed for 1500.
    —————————————————————-

    …and all we got out of the deal was a 3rd round pick that we spent on a CB who only got 4 INTs and one pick-6….

  161. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Parody,
    We won’t get what he is worth. Find a gem in the late rounds. That’s why Speilman gets the big bucks. Toby is a nice”toy” to have. He could play a big role in our “O” somewhere along the line and it could be as simple as relieving AP.

  162. By Cosi cosi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Parody- I totally get your point.

  163. By Shawn on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Nobody is saying Toby isnt good … in fact we said the opposite. We are saying do you want something that will be around for 1 year or something that will be around for 4+ years? Thats what it comes down to. Any 3rd rounder will be around for 4 years unless he’s a bust BUT he could be a gem and have a great career.

  164. By Parody on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    I know we won’t get what Toby’s worth if we trade him – I thought I made that clear in one of my earlier posts – but we will get EVEN LESS if we keep him!

    It’s pointless to keep your toys if you leave them locked up in the attic! Toby is not getting played with. We need to get someone to buy him now, before he rots away and loses all his value!

  165. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn,
    I totally understand the concept. But Toby is not costing us much. We were 10 – 6 last year. We could make a run at the SUPER BOWL this year. We might need our “VET” Toby this year.

  166. By Cosi cosi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    You can bet Toby would appreciate it as well.

  167. By Cosi cosi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    But still….

  168. By Shawn on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Like I said I dont care either way … If I was Spielman Id try to trade him but Im not so- I dont have a strong opinion either way. I understand both sides of the debate.

  169. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    You would probably get a 5th at best for Toby, by the way. Have RB’s not lost value? Who was the last RB traded? And what was he worth?

  170. By AeroGopher on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    In past years, the Pats traded the #23 pick to the Ravens for their 2nd round and a #1 in the following year. I would sacrifice the position for a chance at a high pick in 2014. This will only work if a team that needs a QB (Bills and a few others want to move up).

  171. By Cosi cosi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Anyway, if they did trade Toby, just don`t trade him to the Packers!

  172. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    I would trade him to the to a CFL team, hows that? But then again, they are a passing league as well.

  173. By Cosi cosi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    On the lighter side, there was a debate on this site that didn`t degenerate into profanity and fisticuffs! I like all you guys.

  174. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Ha! Hold on. This is only my forth beer.

  175. By Shawn on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry … I will try harder on the next debate.

  176. By Cosi cosi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    What do you mean by that buddy?

  177. By Cosi cosi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Ha ha.

  178. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn,
    He didn’t say master baiter. We all know you win.

  179. By mnsoldier on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    I would make the trade with denver, however I would want their first rounder and decker instead of the 4th round pick if they want a player, we can toss them webb.

  180. By john61 on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    1STcb,2nd lb,3rd dt,4thwr 4th wr,5th og, 3/7 punter,rb, dt

  181. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    If you step back and think about it, Ponder and AP are a perfect fit. If this combination actually comes into fusion it will be a lethal weapon, difficult to defuse. Can anybody give me a amen!!!!!!!

  182. By pondersucks07 on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    SHAWN NICE TAKE ON TRADING ALLEN.

  183. By pondersucks07 on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    As Ponder goes so does the Vikings success. The season rides with Ponder.

  184. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    ponder07,
    There is “MUCH” truth in what you say. BUT our identity lies in AP. We, the “VIKINGS” have our own ID which is different then “MOST” teams. Thats a good thing. Because we can do damage, where others cannot.

  185. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder has to “WORK” with a run first oriented team. That is what he was given. And that is what we are. We are now beginning to enhance that. Ponder will only thrive because we have the oppurtunity to do so.

  186. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Not “we” but because HE, Ponder will have more to work with.

  187. By pondersucks07 on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    AD IS AD. Ponder has to have a break out year if the Vikings want to win the Super bowl. Ponder has to be consistent for the Vikings to be 13-3

  188. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    John61,
    I like that train of thought, but sometimes a good offense can bring about a good Defense, ( when the “D” is better then average). Sometimes it helps to flip the scales one way or another, to compliment the other.

  189. By pondersucks07 on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder ALL DAY- Ponder has to make teams pay for putting eight in the box. The play action has to pay dividends. Ponder has to have big plays off that.

  190. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    ponder07,
    Ponders oppurtunities were limited because we are a run first team. Do you understand? It wouldn’t make sense to do other wise! H3ll, our “O” line is built for the run. That’s who we are.

  191. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder07,
    They will pay this year. It takes time bro.

  192. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    John61,
    I like that train of thought. I believe “D” wins championships. But it all depends on how the draft falls. We are “LUCKY” we have many avenues that could be traveled.

  193. By PAUL M on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    CALL ME SICK !

    ANY TEAM ON ANY GIVEN YEAR CAN HAVE A BELOW AVERAGE 25th PICK IN THE DRAFT’S ROUND 1.

    So here’s what I suggest: trade up to (Oakland’s #3?) with 25 + 81 – or even 52 + a late rounder.

    DRAFT DEE MILLINER,

    Then with 23 pick the highest rated WR on the board.

    Hopefully we still have our 52nd along with several others.

    THIS WILL GET US A SHUT-DOWN CB JUST AS THE ANTOINE ERA COMES TO A CLOSE…

    Mr. Spielman: you’ve done an exceptional job with everything except your Head Coaching decision. Best of luck on the Vikings’ draft !

  194. By PAUL M on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Obviously I don’t mean my suggestion to be written in stone…

    be flexible… trade up & get the best you can…

  195. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Frazier is an excellent coach!!!

  196. By Parody on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Paul doesn’t seem to understand just how valuable those high draft picks are. There’s some websites out there that can help to put it into perspective. From the ones I’ve visited, any team would be insane to give up the #3 pick for the kind of trade Paul is suggesting.

    To get even value, we’d have to give up both 1st rounders, the second and third rounder, both 4th rounders and our 6th rounder. For the value put on those picks, we’d still be coming out on the better end of the bargain. But it doesn’t hurt to dream.

    Super Bowl here we come!

  197. By Cosi cosi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Oakland would want both our #1`s and a 3rd and 4th or some such for that pick.

  198. By Cosi cosi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    It would be great to have Milliner though.

  199. By Myric on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Is he that much better than Rhodes or Truffaut? The guy from Boise seems to get lots of praise. Rhode may be gone but you never know. Will there be someone there in the second?

  200. By Cosi cosi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    There`s a few good CB`s.Milliner is the best supposedly. He and Rhodes will be gone by our pick. Trufant may still be there, and unless Spielman has something else up his sleeve, we may take him.

  201. By DRS. on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    State seeking Plan B for e-pulltabs, Vikings stadium funding

    Article by: JIM RAGSDALE , Star Tribune Updated: April 10, 2013 – 11:17 PM

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/202441721.html?refer=y

  202. By DRS. on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Good night to one and all.

  203. By RichardA1 on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    We need swordsmen! able to severe the heads off wild bor’s in one swing of the mighty Viking sword! players no team would dare cross! fierce fighters! players that go all out at all cost! warriors who will bleed, fight to the end…..or just the best players we can get!

  204. By Cosi cosi on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    “Mount thy mighty steeds and prepareth thyself for manly combat thou coarse Packer louts, for the Purple Knights of the north will surely cleft thine haeds in twain.

  205. By VikesShield on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    Their are so many good wide outs in this years draft its to dam much to wrap around your head.So many expert’s and sites saying “that an that about a WR” my head is about to explode. If I was rick spielman I would just say F**K it and trade up for Austin..

  206. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 11, 2013 | Reply

    BE THE GENERAL MANAGER

  207. By RichardA1 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    13 days to the Draft…..are there any players good enough to be on our Viking team??????

  208. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1601825-5-late-round-prospects-that-would-be-a-perfect-match-for-the-minnesota-vikings

  209. By TampaVike on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Here is my latest draft board

    1) Sylvester Williams- DT

    1) Kevin Miner- ILB

    2) Robert Woods- WR

    3) Honey Badger- CB

    4) Drandon Jenkins- OLB

    4) Marcus Davis- WR

    5) Josh Boyce- WR

    6) Brad Wing- P

    7) Zeke Motta- SS

    7) Jason Weaver- G

    Any comments?

  210. By Jarnskeggi on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    We have a slew of picks this year.. Hope they stay put at 23 and 25 or if anything work on trading up.. If star is there at 23 that would be awesome.. Hope they do something with Gerhart.. He’s a quality player but I would rather see a RB like chester taylor.. more of a pass catching back or a speedster. A change of pace back. Gerhart is like a 2-3 yard back. Anytime you need that you can go to Peterson.

  211. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    A.J. Jefferson – DB – Vikings Vikings re-signed CB A.J. Jefferson to a one-year, $1.32 million deal.
    A restricted free agent, Jefferson was tendered at the original-round level. Injuries in the Vikings’ secondary forced Jefferson to play 599 snaps and make seven starts last season, but he struggled mightily in coverage. He’ll begin the year as a reserve.
    Apr 12 – 12:00 PM

  212. By iaVIKE on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Gotta have that CB depth. Jefferson had some bad games last year, but he’s head and shoulders above Sherels as far as coverage goes.

  213. By northwoodsv2 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Look to Jefferson to improve considerably this season. He got beat badly on several plays last year, but he was providing near blanket coverage. If he’s going to be an impact player it won’t take much to tip him over the edge – he’s halfway there already.

    If he still stinks by mid-season, time to dump him.

  214. By Myric on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    I would like a speedster back there but even than when would he see the field .Toby averaged close to five yards a carry when he was in for ap that’s outstanding. I’m more worried about getting Allen signed for the next couple of years. Vikes won’t be able to afford him if they don’t lock h down now.

  215. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1600932-nfl-mock-draft-2013-picks-teams-can-make-to-win-first-round

  216. By vikingology on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Toby has been under utilized since he came into the league. It’s too bad really. I’m with Parody, I expected two back sets, but it never happened. Also bringing him in late in games to take the load off of AP.
    Of couse given the tight games we were in, AP needed to play the whole game.

    I just remember what Allstott did for the Bucs back in the late 90’s he would barrel over defenses late in the game and eat up clock to preserve the win. Thats what I thought Toby would be like.

  217. By iaVIKE on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah we need to get what we can for Toby while we can. We have a more than capable back up in Matt Asiata. I’m not sayin he’s Toby, but he’s a back up.

  218. By vikingology on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Jefferson always seemed to be in position to break up a play, but for some reason got out of position at the last moment and allowed big plays to happen.
    Hopefully a few tweeks will be all thats needed to correct that.

  219. By Joe Mama on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah, I noticed that as well. AJ would get in great position but just fail to make a play on the ball. A couple times last season he was like half a step away from getting a pick or at least breaking up the pass. He’s still really young and doesn’t have a ton of experience yet, but I think if he can just get over that hump he could wind up turning into a decent CB.

    I still want us to draft a CB in the first three rounds, even if Winfield comes back.

  220. By iaVIKE on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    By Joe Mama on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    I still want us to draft a CB in the first three rounds, even if Winfield comes back.
    ————————————————————-

    Yes! Whether he’s back or not, we need to draft his replacement.

  221. By Champ Henson on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/0ap1000000159382/article/tavon-austin-star-lotulelei-top-nfl-drafts-overrated-prospects

  222. By Champ Henson on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Toby is a fumbler

  223. By Northern Norseman on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

  224. By So Cal Viking on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    new on the left,old on the right https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BHlYeQrCQAAG9pJ.jpg

  225. By Northern Norseman on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Duke Williams – Nevada – Projected 5th round

  226. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1602487-elon-wr-aaron-mellette-is-determined-to-prove-his-doubters-wrong

  227. By Northern Norseman on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Brice Butler – San Diego State – Projected 6-7th round
    6’3” – 214lbs – 4.39 40

  228. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1602019-darius-slay-scouting-report-nfl-outlook-for-mississippi-st-cb

  229. By Northern Norseman on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    WR Mark Harrison – Rutgers – Projected 6th-7th round
    6’3” – 231lbs – 4.3/4.4 40

  230. By Northern Norseman on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    WR Mark Harrison – Rutgers

  231. By Northern Norseman on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    KEEP WATCH

    WR Jaron Brown – Clemson – Projected 7th-FA round
    6’3” – 204lbs – 4.42 40

    Most don’t know about Jaron Brown since he didn’t get much for playing time. That’s because he was behind some of the nations best WR’s in Sammy Watkins and DeAndre Hopkins. Jaron Brown is very underated and very talented. Could have been a great starter on other teams around the NCAA.

    (There is really not much for highlights but trust me he is big and has the talent. This play shows just a taste of what I am talking about)

  232. By Northern Norseman on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    LATE ROUND SLEEPER!

    WR Brandon Kaufman – Eastern Washington – Projected 7th-FA round
    6’5” – 215lbs – 4.57 40

  233. By Nandan on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Lets hope the Vikings don’t bend like flowers in the rainfall

  234. By Northern Norseman on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    NOT THE ONLY SHERIFF IN TOWN!
    (It wasn’t just Quinton Patton running the show at Louisiana Tech)

    WR Myles White – Louisiana Tech – Projected 7th-FA
    6’1” – 182lbs – 4.42 40

  235. By Nandan on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Before hoards of you berate me for this, know that this is completely hypothetical. What if we traded Gerhart, and put Webb as second string RB?

  236. By Northern Norseman on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Nandan

    Interesting. Never thought of that hypothetical scenario.

    I wouldn’t certainly count that out since Joe Webb certainly has the size, speed, and ability to be a RB and could catch out of the backfield or be motioned outside as a WR. That would be very intriguing. Heck you could toss it to Webb and he could have a Run/Pass option or even receive a direct snap. The possibilities are fun to think about.

    Doubt that would ever happen but that still is a fascinating hypothetical.

  237. By Northern Norseman on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    LATE ROUND/FREE AGENT

    WR Jheranie Boyd – North Carolina – Projected 7th-FA round
    6’1” – 187lbs – 4.43 40 – 42 inch vertical

  238. By BlueBird7 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Nandan

    A Running Back that that can pass? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    Now that just might have possibity ofactually working.

  239. By BlueBird7 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Northnern Norseman

    You beat me to it, I still think is might just work out.

  240. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Remember that old song — Life is just a fantasy…?

  241. By Northern Norseman on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    By the way everyone…

    Im posting most of these WR videos because I am trying to show that there are many great WRs that can be had very late in the draft.

    I strongly think the Vikings should wait until the 2nd round at earliest to draft a WR. I would even be comfortable waiting until the 3rd-4th round.

    Obviously, things can change if a WR slips further down the draft then expected.
    Example: Tavon Austin or Cordarrelle Patterson slips to #23. OR. Justin Hunter, Keenan Allen, or Deandre Hopkins slip to #52 in the 2nd round.
    All those scenarios could make a good case to select a WR early.

    I am just saying that this draft may not get you a star like A.J.Green, Julio Jones, or Calvin Johnson BUT there are still very talented WRs and a lot of them. This draft class has some of the best depth at the WR position I have seen.

    I say get whatever top prospects you can early at other positions and still get great value at WR in rounds 3-7.

    Again, that could change given which WRs slip in rounds 1-2.

  242. By Northern Norseman on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    WR Lamaar Thomas – New Mexico – Projected to be undrafted FA
    6’0” – 185lbs – 4.43 40

    Very talented. A little undersized. Will be projected mostly to play the slot but definitely has the ability to play outside.

    Could have had better production with a better QB throwing him the football.

    His stock is on the rise so it wouldn’t be surprising seeing him go in the 6-7th but most likely will go undrafted. In that case he would be a good FA training camp WR to attempt to make the practice squad.

  243. By Northern Norseman on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    WR Quentin Sims – Tennessee Martin – Projected to be an undrafted FA
    6’3” – 208lbs – 4.6 40

    He plays a little faster than his listed 40 time. Amazing hands that will catch anything and can be a dangerous red-zone threat. Reminds me a little of a poor mans Keenan Allen.

    Was originally recruited GA Tech but then transfered for unknown reason. So definitely has the talent to play at a bigger schools as he was being looked at by them.

    Like Lamaar, Quentin’s stock is rising so he could get drafted very late in the draft but also like lamaar, he is likely to go undrafted. Would be a very intriguing FA WR to bring into camp.

  244. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Antoine Winfield – DB – Free Agent Free agent CB Antoine Winfield is expected to pick between the Seahawks, Vikings, and Redskins this weekend.
    The Seahawks and Vikings seem to be the front-runners with the Redskins in a distant third. It’s going to be an emotional decision. The 35-year-old has strong ties to the community in Minnesota, but the Seahawks offer him a better chance to compete for a Super Bowl. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports Winfield “stands to do well” financially with whichever team he picks. Related: Vikings, Seahawks, Redskins
    Source: CBS Sports Apr 12 – 3:54 PM

  245. By Northern Norseman on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    SUPER SLEEPER STEAL

    WR Courtney Gardner – Sierra College – Projected to be an undrafted FA
    6’3” – 215lbs – 4.4/4.5 40

    Plays like he runs 4.3 in the 40. Big bodied, fatastic agility, can catch, has all the tools you would want to see in a WR. Was projected right up with Cordarrelle Patterson coming out of JUCO.

    Has some baggage but for where he would get drafted or being brought in as a free agent the risk is not that much. His upside is off the charts. Some scouts have said he has the ability of Julio Jones(who knows about that?). He has met with all NFL teams and has a lot of positive feedback.

    It’s hard to tell if he will get drafted because since the upside is so much with this prospect I wouldn’t be shocked if a team decided to secure his rights late in the draft. My gut says he will go undrafted but again, he could go late in the draft.

    Really excited to see what Courtney Gardner accomplishes in the coming years.

    (sorry for the bad quality… this is about all there is on youtube)

    (better quality and longer video on this link)

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/886350/highlights/2311422

  246. By iaVIKE on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Winfield situation is gettin a bit drawn out…. wish he would hurry it up.

  247. By Joe Mama on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, there certainly seems to be a lot of tall WR’s who are going to be UDFA’s in this Draft.

    Vikes will bring in a few for training camp. Along with Greg Childs and Chris Summers we should end up with at least one legit deep threat, maybe two if we’re lucky.

    Considering the recent bad luck we’ve had at the WR position, we’re due for some good luck.

  248. By BlueBird7 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Titus

    Is it “Life is just a fantasy,” Or will it be “Vikings just a fantasy?”

    Your post was respondence to the Webb thing wasn’t it.(:

  249. By Northern Norseman on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Joe

    Ha I hear you.

    The thing is, if there is a year for your favorite NFL team to be in need of a WR…. it’s this year. Throughout the entire draft, there is good talent at the WR position.

    The videos I am showing are very late round draft prospects (6th-7th round and undrafted FA’s) and they are talented. If you go WR in rounds 3-5, you can get a great WR prospect in those rounds as well.

    That’s why if there isn’t a top WR sitting for the Vikings in the 1st-2nd round…. that’s okay… no need to reach…. because there will be plenty of great WR prospects to get in rounds 3-7.

  250. By BlueBird7 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    oops. misspelled a word, here come the word cops.

  251. By Frederick Jones on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Jones likes the idea of prioritizing the WRs.

    Greg Jennings puts us where we were last year. We need at least one more guy, in addition to LBs and Guards.

    Those are the three positions the Vikings cannot do without.

    It’s a long way to the top!!!

  252. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    I like Patterson for WR. And I bet we take Te’o in the first round.

  253. By Frederick Jones on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    @NorthernNorseman,

    It looks like your Lamaar Thomas can get open. That is the crucial aspect of a WR. The question is can he do it at the NFL level.

  254. By Frederick Jones on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Alot of bloggers are for taking Patterson. That would be a cool name association if it happens: Patterson and Peterson!!!

  255. By Northern Norseman on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Frederick Jones

    That’s the question for every single WR in this draft. All have strengths and weaknesses. So regardless of who and in what round they are drafted, we’ll simply never know how they will do in the NFL until they step on the field.

    As far as Lamaar…

    For a prospect that is being projected to be a 7th round at best but most likely to go undrafted, can play the WR position pretty effectively. Besides, he would have looked even better if his QB would have done a greater job at his football placement. All I know is that his stock is on the rise so he very well could be drafted very late in the draft and will be interesting to see if he can make a starting roster and then if he develops any production in the coming years.

  256. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Te’ oooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  257. By RichardA1 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Tyrann Mathiue we should grab! he is really good, only thing is he’s a pot head I think? but sounds like he wants to play. ….and no man, player, coach shall cross over a Vikings offense or defensive line! there fore be warned of the fearsome fiercest sword of them all, a “Vikings” Sword!…..yeah, all that!

  258. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    CB Antoine Winfield picks Seahawks over Vikes Seahawks agreed to terms with CB Antoine Winfield, formerly of the Vikings, on a one-year contract.
    Winfield, 36 in June, picked the Seahawks over the Vikings and Redskins. His addition is a massive upgrade on injury-prone burn victim Marcus Trufant, who manned the slot for Seattle last season. Sandwiching Winfield between Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner gives Seattle arguably the top cornerback trio in the league. The Seahawks’ roster has no holes outside of a questionable offensive line, and they’re shaping up as the early Super Bowl favorite. Source: Josina Anderson on Twitter Apr 12 – 7:08 PM

  259. By pondersucks07 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Winfield sign one year contract with Seattle terms not disclose.

  260. By pondersucks07 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Seattle blogs calling Minnesota Seattle’s farm system.

  261. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    This is old news– it was seriously projected that WInfield was a seahawk two days ago– contract was underway already. Old news, gentlemen- maybe confirmed now, but the ink is dry.

  262. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    I feel sorry for Winfield, though– Seattle will fall apart this year. Mark my words.

  263. By pondersucks07 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    true true

  264. By So Cal Viking on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    stupid seachickens,i hope they crash and burn this upcoming season and prove to everybody that last season was a fluke,pete carroll must have got on his knees for mr.winfield to sign

  265. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    I always like Seattle, but suddenly I rank them in the realm of Green Bay and Dallas.

  266. By Champ Henson on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Way to go Spielman!!!
    Now I hate three teams : G.B. Dallas and Seattle

  267. By Champ Henson on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    I guess we started something when we stole Hutchinson from Seattle.

  268. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    It will be interesting now to see if Winfield even survives mini camps ???…

    Winfield will have to learn a new defense…And will not get the practice time off he did while he played for us…

    Good luck with that situation old man… ;-)

    Regular season games for the Seachickens after week 4….
    Winfield and (migraine) Harvin will be watching games from the sidelines ???…
    Unless Harvey just decides to take the rest of the season off- and just go home….hahaha…

  269. By Vikings Pedigree on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings Fans, Give credit to Rick Spielman first. The guy is a Gem in evaluating talent and drafting guys that were thought to be ridiculous picks i.e Harrison Smith and turned out to be super stars. Now that Red Mccombs is not our owner, we have a owner who wants to win and will spend in order to win us a ring. Over the last decade or more, we haven’t had a shutdown corner outside of Winfield, a Freakish WR outside of Moss, or a QB outside of Favre for 2 seasons.. Ponder has a lot of upside and made plays without any help from anybody outside of Peterson and Rudolph for the majority of his career. We have a good OL and DL. Without those guys, we won’t win. Matt Kalil really helped Ponder and everyone seen that. We have Greg Jennings and a bunch of unproven talent at WR along with glaring holes at MLB and CB. With 2 1st round picks almost back to back and a 2nd, 3rd, and 3 4ths, there is no reason to trade anymore picks. Depending on who’s on the board and how the board is going when we pick at 23, we will get the BPA at either WR ( which we have got to have more than anything else even with the addition of Greg) MLB, DT, or CB. Then once again, we can do the same 2 picks later. So I honestly believe our 1st 2 picks will be MLB and WR in any order. You build a dynasty inside out not outside in. The 2 heads of a snake in football, are your QB and MLB. The 2 captains offensively and defensively. What will make Peterson more dangerous? Less 8 and more fronts he sees every play right? How do you confuse a QB? MLB sets up the defensive scheme to get your offense back on the field correct?

  270. By Vikings Pedigree on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Reason why I am putting so much emphasis on MLB and WR are because they are our most glaring holes. Yes we probably need some more OL and DL, but we have got to grab someone quick. Josh Robinson is a baller. Young and freakishly talented that is very aggressive. Good young corner. Cook on the other hand is still in question. We’re going to grab a CB in the 1st or 2nd round that’s a given. It just depends on the way teams are drafting and who’s available. Fans, the Vikings wasn’t a shock to me this season. In fact, they disappointed me. There is just as much talent on this roster now as in any team in the league. I believe if we help Ponder out by getting him a great WR in the 1st, it will uproar his confidence and make Peterson even more dangerous. Our defense is great, but we need a true Tampa 2 MLB as well. One major reason why our pass defense gets picked apart at times. We can really jump the gun on our division with this years draft class. Remember we also Matt Cassel to back up Ponder in case Ponder fails which in my opinion is unrealistic if the Vikings get him more help.

  271. By Parody on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Northern Norseman – Sounding like a GM! I love your optimism, but I still think we should make a strong push to get Hopkins in the 2nd, even if it means trading up. The more I hear about him, the more I think that Hopkins is the guy we need to round out the talent on offense.

  272. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    The Seahawk game looks like a doozy.

  273. By Joe Mama on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Seattle is really starting to become annoying.

    They currently have the Cornerback with the biggest mouth in the league.

    They gotta Coach who runs up and down the sidelines screaming his head off like a crazy woman going through menopause.

    They just got their Diva Wide Receiver, courtesy of us.

    All they need is for Russell Wilson to sh*t the bed, and throw a ton of interceptions this year, and they’ll take the place of the New York Jets.

  274. By Parody on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    All the big name FAs the Seahawks picked up this year are making me wonder if they’re next in line for the title of “dream team,” formerly owned by the Eagles.

    We all know how well that worked out…

  275. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    That’s what I’m talkin’ about! Wilson will come down to earth and all the egos with their entitlement expectations will be fighting amongst themselves as the Niners take their division. And, boy, I cannot wait– I hope we hand it to ‘em!

  276. By pondersucks07 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman has had one good draft. He is tied to Ponder this season we well see if that works out. Has not been good in the FA market. Lost out on Wallace forcing Spielman to overpay for often injured 30yr old wr. Which lead to the mishandling of Winfield. All started with not be able to reel Harvin back to the fold. Jury still out on MR. Spielman. Verdict will be out after the next two seasons.

  277. By Frederick Jones on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Parody,

    I agree that NorthernNorseman sounds like a GM. Jones likes to hear about those long shots like Lamaar Thomas. The Frederick will be looking for him come spring.

    If spring ever comes!!!

  278. By Parody on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Someone should think about changing his name to something more fitting…like Lord of the Pessimists.

  279. By Frederick Jones on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Titus,

    All teams that had easy schedules last year should be aware of losing many more games than the previous year. This includes the Vikings. Remember we were 6-10 in 2011, so 2012 was an easy schedule by NFL standards of the previous year.

    The jones worries most about injuries. WE WERE JUST PLAIN LUCKY with injuries in 2012. Are the Vikings getting the depth we need at every position for this year?

  280. By Parody on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Fred – Spring did come. I swear I saw a hint of green in one of the blades of grass just before winter came back around.

    Don’t worry though. Winter only lasts for about 6-7 months around here, so you can look forward to seeing flowers budding in October!

  281. By Frederick Jones on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    The Vikings only had one star player (that there guy who went to Seattle) who missed major playing time.

    Admit it. We were extremely lucky.

  282. By Frederick Jones on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Backups at Running Back, Offensive Line, Defensive Line, etc. may see major time this year STARTING because of injuries.

    Jones hopes that is not the case. But I hope we do all we can to be prepared for that eventuality because last year we were just plain lucky with injuries.

  283. By Parody on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Fred – Look back at the strength of our schedule and compare it to the strength of other teams’ schedules. Based on how many wins and losses those teams had, we had the 8th toughest schedule. Our schedule was THE TOUGHEST of all teams that made the playoffs.

  284. By Joe Mama on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Our game against the Seahawks this year is going to be insane! I’m looking forward to this as much as a Divisional game.

    Sweep GB and win in Seattle, that’s all I want for Xmas.

  285. By Frederick Jones on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Parody,

    I now live in what they call “Central” Minnesota. It feels like Antartica to me!!!

    The jones boy also lives in the country where the winds are 190 mph! I hope to be moving soon!

    South

    Southern MN!!!

  286. By Parody on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    “we were just plain lucky with injuries.”

    In all areas except for DB. Cook and Winfield went down, and we were really hurting. Raymond went down early too, bu thankfully Sanford made the most of the opportunity and showed that he deserved to be the starter.

  287. By Parody on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Central MN like St Cloud? Or are you a bit further North than that…out in the nether regions that take day long trips to St Cloud when they need to shop?

  288. By Frederick Jones on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Parody,

    This has been suggested before, but remember the NFL goes by the teams’ records THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

  289. By Frederick Jones on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Parody,

    So this year’s winning teams will get the toughest schedules from 2012 for THIS season.

  290. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    I thought we had spring and summer. Isn’t Chr.istmas next week?

  291. By Frederick Jones on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Parody,

    I don’t live in St. Cloud…I live out in the sticks, baby.

    In fact, I don’t even live in a town. But that information must remain
    top secret!

  292. By Parody on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Fred – I agree with that mentality before you know how teams have changed. At the end of the season, we can look back and see that teams improved and degressed from their schedule the previous year and gauge how tough the schedule truly was.

    If you compare only what we know/knew before the season, then yours is an apt argument. I simply contend that when January rolls around, it’s going to be signifcantly more likely that we’ll be able to look back and say the schedule got a bit easier this year.

  293. By Parody on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Titus – That’s what I’ve been going with. I was actually wishing co-workers happy holidays this morning!

  294. By Northern Norseman on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Parody @Jones

    First — I want to say Thanks for the kind words.

    Second — I some replies/takes and it simply won’t let the comment go through. I tried changing so many words but still no luck.
    UGH…. so frustrating….

  295. By Frederick Jones on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Parody,

    Hopefully you are correct about this year’s schedule.

  296. By Parody on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    I just took a statistical comparison of our matches this year, and using the strength of this year’s schedule as the scale, our schedule should move all the way down to the 22nd toughest in the NFL.

  297. By Parody on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    **and using the strength of [the 2012] schedule as the scale

  298. By Frederick Jones on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Northern Norseman,

    Yes we have all had our difficulties with this blog.

    But it’s better than the Redskins and Lions a few years ago. There you could only talk about specific topics, and they were well censored==even more than Vikings.com

    Overall Mike Wobschall does a very nice job.

  299. By Parody on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Northern Norseman – I hear ya! This site keeps on teaching me new cuss words with how deep its filtering system is.

  300. By Northern Norseman on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Haha I agree…. It drives me crazy but it’s almost comical how ridiculous the filtering system can be. Especially when I’m clearly saying nothing wrong or off topic. Ah well…. I’ll manage.

  301. By Cake on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    And that helmet is just a ‘shop from a Vikings forum, not the real helmet.

  302. By Cake on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    That first trade is alright, if we get Hopkins of Ogletree with the first pick I might take it. Rambo and Mathieu are two guys we could really use who are both slotted for the third round, getting both would be great if we used those three fourth rounders to trade up. The second trade is not very good at all. We’d be missing out on the sixth round, and moving down ten picks, meaning we could miss on Minter, Hopkins, Allen, T’eo, and Trufant.

    My attempt at a mock, without trades:

    23) Deandre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
    25) Manti T’eo, ILB, Notre Dame
    52) Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
    83) Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU
    102) Tony Jefferson, FS, Oklahoma
    120) Alvin Bailey, G, Arkansas
    155) Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon
    189) Josh Boyce, WR, TCU
    213) Brad Wing, P, LSU
    214) David Bass, DE, Missouri Western St.
    229) Etienne Sabino, OLB, Ohio St.

  303. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    I agree on Te’o– I think Spielman takes him at 25, after choosing the best WR available at 23. After that, it’s all conjecture.

  304. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    I am just realizing Winfield is gone. This is a bigger loss than Harvin.

  305. By So Cal Viking on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    I agree with you titus,I agree

  306. By RichardA1 on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    Winfield gone! damm! he was good! hmmmmmm. o’k, I’m over it! Spellman really seems like he knows what he is doing, can’t wait to see his replacement. Ponder will be beheading any defensemen who dares cross our offensive line! slaughtered pigs they will be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! with the swing of his Viking sword!

  307. By pondersucks07 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    If you take Peterson from this team we would be lucky to win 3 games all year. With him gone for any amount of time you would see all the holes on this team.

  308. By Jeremy on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Hopefully we trade the #25 pick to someone who has two second rounders and take Jon Bostic from Florida and the Honey Badger.

    Either way Spielman is proving to be one of the best GMs in the NFL and I have a good feeling about this draft!!!

    I also hope that somebody takes a chance on Jordan Cambell……. Spielman

  309. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1602297-nfl-draft-prospects-that-are-guaranteed-to-fill-up-the-highlight-reels#/articles/1602297-nfl-draft-prospects-that-are-guaranteed-to-fill-up-the-highlight-reels

  310. By Danish Viking on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    23) Deandre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
    25) Manti T’eo, ILB, Notre Dame
    52) Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
    83) Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU

    I like this, Cake. At least I think we should grab WR, ILB and CB with our first three picks, but if Mathieu is there with our 3rd rounder, might as well grab a DT in the second round. I’m really excited about this draft.

  311. By Danish Viking on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    12 days, 11 hours, 25 minutes!
    Come on draft weekend, hurry up!

  312. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings go offense the first round in my draft…

    I think the Vikings pick up a CB in free agency or trade- after the draft…

    #23) WR- D Hopkins

    #25) TE- T Eifert

    #52) DT B Williams

    #83) G- D Quessenberry

    #102) ILB- EJ Klein

    #120) CB- BW Webb

    #155) DT A Spence/ DT B Logan

    #189) WR A Melette

    #213) CB

    #214) LB

    #229) DE

  313. By Vikelifer on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    I agree with the nordsman that Courtney Gardner is a flat out stud he is as fluid a game breaking runner I’ve ever seen.I believe you need to make a play for a difference maker ie.. Receiver because as many of you has said Spielman is tied to Ponder,so he needs to make him look like a franchise QB and you do that by giving him weapon to throw to.I like the first trade but the second we drop to many spots and could lose out on too many difference makers on O and D.

  314. By SmileyStar on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    The Vikings have a lot of holes to fill. Our losses so far this offseason reek of disgruntled players who don’t believe in the coaching staff. Locker room leadership is walking away. FNGs, it takes time to get them up to speed and the majority of them can’t. No sense of team or family between the Vikings staff and players. When you can’t keep you core players you can’t go to the SuperBowl.

  315. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    These are a some draft scenarios ???…

    I believe Spielman (might) trade the #25 pick for in the first round…

    1. A later first round pick- and a 3/4th round pick…

    2. Any 2 second round picks…

    3. A second round pick (33-37) and a 4th round pick (98-102)…

    4. A second round pick (38-42) and a 3rd round pick (103-107)…

    5. Any team out of the top ten picks in round 2…Would most likely have to package multiple picks beyond their second and third picks…
    Like add another 5th round pick…

    Spielman does very well when making trades…I believe Spielman will trade down with one of his first round picks ???…

    Should be a fun draft !!!…

  316. By john61 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    we need 4 starters out of this draft + 2 more fa to be good

  317. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Food for thought ???…

    Will Spielman make a “draft day” trade ???…If so- Who might fall into play ???…

    The Vikings will have 3 DE’s to pay with new contracts after this season…Robison,Allen, and Griffen…

    Cook and Gerhart will need a new contracts also ???…

    Ponder will need to be extended…I know the offense will be hot this coming season !!!…

    These are just some of our players that came to mind…How many others did I miss ???…

    Something has to give…There is not nearly enough money to go around !!!…
    Vikings have no cap space backed up…

    Thoughts ???…

  318. By John on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Go get James Harrison and Quinten Jammer….They are there for the taking and would be impact

  319. By JB on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    yup, winfield left for the seahawks despite getting less money from them than the vikings offered… for a better chance at a championship and because he felt betrayed by the vikings.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000159618/article/antoine-winfield-chose-seahawks-over-vikings-money

  320. By Nicholas on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    @ Hopkins

    Toby Gerhart to the Packers…lol

  321. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    By Nicholas on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    @ Hopkins

    Toby Gerhart to the Packers…lol
    _________________________________

    Wow !!!…That’s a scary thought !!!…
    He would be a perfect fit in GB… :-(

    We better trade Gerhart outside of the division this year !!…If we don’t ???…

    Gerhart might seek revenge next season and sign with the Packers…
    Just to get even for having too sit on the bench most of his career while in Minny !!!…

  322. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Rams and Cards would be great places for Gerhart…

  323. By Nicholas on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Hopkins

    I agree, lol. Gerhart would fit the Packers like a glove. Another thought would be Gerhart to the Jets for their 3rd round selection (74th overall)

  324. By Nicholas on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Our of all of the players entering their contract years, I really hope we retain Everson Griffen. He is part of the future of our D-line.

  325. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    @JB…

    Lets see if Winfield ever gets out of training camp with the Seahawks ???…

    He might end up collecting on that one million the Hawks guaranteed him for this season…And never play a down in the regular season ???…

    Winfield was given lots of the time off during the season- and in training camp…
    To keep him fresh during the season…Because he knew the Vikings defense “inside and out” in Minny…Frazier gave him a long leash to take time off…To do his own conditioning and work outs…

    That scenario changes in Seattle…No time to rest with learning a new defensive scheme…Or sitting out practices when you are the “new guy” on a team ???…

    Unless Carrol wants to show favorites to old veteran players- and maybe start a schism in his locker room ???…

    I will be watching closely- on how Winfield is handled in Seattle…
    With his age…How he holds up through out the season ???…

    The only way this is a great deal for the Hawks…
    Is if he stays healthy enough to play ???…

  326. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    I believe all (I listed above) are in line for contract extensions…

    Whether extending rookie contracts…
    Or veteran contracts being in there final season…

  327. By Jarnskeggi on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Gotta make some moves on draft day.. I’d like to see allen retire a viking but the fact that they didn’t restructure the deal for less money and a longer contract might prove his time in minnesota could be coming to an end. I think the loss of winfield means we MUST draft a CB in the first 2 rounds.. Chris Cook is our best corner right now and he gets injured pretty often, scary thought if he goes down with the secondary we’d have left. I was actually hoping the vikes would have made an offer to Brent Grimes.. To be honest I would have rather let Simpson go in the offseason, I don’t feel that he is worth 2 mill a year. Especially with how deep the draft is this year. I’d go 23 and 25, & 2 round possibly trade up??.. DT, CB, LB based on best available at each position.. I personally like Johnthan Banks at CB, anyone think he’d fall to us in the second round?

  328. By Vikings1 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    @By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Food for thought ???…

    Will Spielman make a “draft day” trade ???…If so- Who might fall into play ???…

    The Vikings will have 3 DE’s to pay with new contracts after this season…Robison,Allen, and Griffen…

    Cook and Gerhart will need a new contracts also ???…

    Ponder will need to be extended…I know the offense will be hot this coming season !!!…

    These are just some of our players that came to mind…How many others did I miss ???…

    Something has to give…There is not nearly enough money to go around !!!…
    Vikings have no cap space backed up…

    Thoughts ???…
    ______________________________________________________________
    In my opinion, Jared Allen and Brian Robertson will have to restructure their contracts or be traded/let go. Griffin is the only one out of the 3 that I would keep and I feel that Spielman will draft a DE and we also need at least 1 DT in the draft as Guion and Evans are average at best. In reference to your draft senerio, it would really surprise me if we took a TE at all, not one of our immediate needs.

  329. By Steve on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    1 – DT- Lotuelele
    1 – DE- Werner
    2 – WR – Dobson
    2- MLB -Mitner
    2- LB – Alonso
    3 – CB- Slay
    3- CB – Webb – trade 5 and two 7
    4- WR – Rogers – might not last this long – but deep class of wr??
    4 -OG- Bailey
    6 – S – Motta
    7- TE- Toilolo

    wishful thinking on my part for round 1 – dont know value of Carlson and Gerhardt but should be able to get 2nd rounders for each player?

  330. By pondersucks07 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Winfield led all Vikings dbs in int tackles. Played in 89% of plays on defense. Great role model for younger players. How come every time someone leaves the team that player is now disgruntle bad locker room player, he always injured. But Spielman goes and signs players with less upside have there history of injuries. In Spielman we trust? I think not. Sends wrong message to the team of the handling of Percy and now Winfield. Don’t tell me it was a good move by cutting Winfield. Which was a result of over paying for JENNINGS. Who is 30yrs old and often injured. He to complain about getting paid in GreenBay. Give me Percy at 24 yrs old and sign him last year. WE would still have Winfield and maybe Wallace too. Nobody wants to come play here when they see there is no loyalty.

    IN SPIELMAN YOU TRUST NOT ME

  331. By skolpurpleandgold on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    they really need to start a new blog topic, like “vikes show no loyalty to winfield” I cant believe you just cut a pro bowl player who played for you for 9 years, who is a leader in the locker room, mentor to the younger CB’s, and you just cut the guy like he’s trash. He earned his money and deserved to get paid! Buisness will ruin the nfl. Have lotalty for your players and players should have loyalty to thier club. Its a sad day. I understand the Harvin move, he was a cry baby ballhog, who either got headaches or was injured but Winfield was a class act, stand up guy who worked hard, played hard and lead by example. shame on you Vikes!

  332. By Goldvike on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t know it just seemed 2 me Winfield was always there 2 make the play

  333. By skolpurpleandgold on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    @goldvike yes he was. He has great nose for the ball and he was the best tackler in the secondary

  334. By Northern Norseman on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    This mock draft has no trades and is based off of who is available at each selection for the Vikings according to DRAFTTEK’s consensus mock draft.

    1st(a): CB — Xavier Rhodes — Florida State
    1st(b): LB — Manti Te’o — Notre Dame
    2nd: DT — Brandon Williams — Missouri Southern
    3rd: WR — Da’Rick Rodgers — Tennessee
    4th(a): CB — Tyrann Mathieu — LSU
    4th(b): DE — Malliciah Goodman — Clemson
    5th: P — Brad Wing — LSU
    6th: WR — Marquess Wilson — Washington State
    7th(a): LB — Jordan Campbell — New Mexico Highlands
    7th(b): WR — Courtney Gardner — Sierra College
    7th(c): WR — Mark Harrison — Rutgers

  335. By skolpurpleandgold on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    That is one of the best looking draft predictions i’ve seen yet. It will be defense in the first couple rounds. I dont think Mathieu will be there tho in the 4th, someone will take a chance on him in the 2nd

  336. By Champ Henson on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Speilman hasn’t done anything to improve the team. Jennings for Harvin was no upgrade. Winfield gone and no FA cb signings – a bad situation made worse. Resigning Simpson?? – might as well resign Berrian. Brinkley gone and no LB signings – I guess we’ll go with a rookie who’ll need two or three years to develop. I’m afraid its going to be a long year unless the vikings get lucky with a lot of rookie starters and bottom of the barrel FA’s.

  337. By Northern Norseman on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    ^^^For my mock above^^^

    === I doubt that Xavier Rhodes and Tyrann Mathieu will fall that far.

    === This would hands down be the most controversially talked about draft ever. HAHA. Nearly every person has some crazy background story.

    === So as much as I doubt a draft like this would happen, if it did, I would still be absolutely exited because the upside is through the roof.

  338. By Champ Henson on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    It should be fun tho watching the new rookies play.

  339. By Northern Norseman on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    @skolpurpleandgold

    Yeah that’s exactly my gut feeling also.

    That’s why I’m surprised that some mock drafts still have him going in the 4-5 round.

    (I just had him going there because that’s about where DRAFTTEK had him going even though I’d see him going sooner than that.)

    So if it was my guess, I’d say it’ll most likely be the 2nd round that Tyrann Mathieu gets drafted

  340. By Vikings1 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    @By Champ Henson on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Speilman hasn’t done anything to improve the team. Jennings for Harvin was no upgrade. Winfield gone and no FA cb signings – a bad situation made worse. Resigning Simpson?? – might as well resign Berrian. Brinkley gone and no LB signings – I guess we’ll go with a rookie who’ll need two or three years to develop. I’m afraid its going to be a long year unless the vikings get lucky with a lot of rookie starters and bottom of the barrel FA’s.
    ______________________________________________________________
    In my opinion, Jennings wasn’t signed to replace Harvin, Jennings will neverbe able to do the things that Harvin did, not a good comparison, however, Spielman did an excellent job in getting adequate draft picks in the trade. You must remember that Harvin didn’t want to play for the Vikings any longer and I feel that they could have handled the Winfield situation a lot better. I think we will be ok in the draft picks they select, we may not like all the moves that Spielman and company make but we have to believe that it is for the best of the team, I will hold my pleasure or disappointment until after the draft.

  341. By skolpurpleandgold on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    @Northern Norseman…. yes it will be an interesting draft for sure. There is alot of talent out there esp. on defence and thats where i see Vikes focus SHOULD be. With Jennings signed and young up and commers like Childs, Wright and even Simpson (who struggled last year with injury) I dont see a need to take WR’s in the first few round like you see on alot of mock drafts for the Vikes. I hope the vikings are thinking the same way we are

  342. By skolpurpleandgold on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    I agree that they handled the Harvin thing perfectly. You take a guy that dosent want to play for you anymore, who is tallented no doubt but also a distraction and you get great value in draft picks from the trade. It was a great deal for the vikes. Vikes still have good options for slot reciever on the team already, the only area lossing harvin hurts the team is kick return and even there i think Wright, or Childs can fill that role. Jennings is way better as an outside reciever than harvin could ever be. I’ve been happy happy happy with everything till the Winfield mess, his preseance will be missed and hard to replace a guy like that.

  343. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    We do need to draft a few DB’s for sure. But we did improve our secondary last year compared to YEARS past. So we are heading in the right direction.
    I cannot believe Winfield went with the Hawks. I really believe we are going to be much improved over last year.
    I also believe Jennings is a upgrade over Harvin.

  344. By Northern Norseman on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    @skolpurpleandgold

    Right.

    I think one of our biggest needs is at WR but I strongly believe we can wait until the 2nd-3rd before drafting one.

    You can get 2-3 fantastic defensive player in rounds 1-2 and yet still get great WRs in rounds 3-7.

  345. By skolpurpleandgold on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    What do you all think about Lb’s in the draft? I think its a big need for the Vikes and i think they’ll draft Te’o in the first round if he’s there but i’m torn because i want to see Audie Cole get a shot at starting.

  346. By pondersucks07 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman did have a good draft last year. The trade for Jarred Allen was also a good move, But he has not been very successful in free agency and the players he did sign were over paid and not much help. Instead of keeping his superstar player Percy happy with a new contract(he was out performing his rookie contract) he goes and throws big dollars at Carlson. Am I crazy or should I have taken that money resign Harvin. Then there would have been no complaining from Percy all the fans would still be telling every one what a great team were going to have this next season. Now we have to look at Spielman handling of this problem. The Percy handling led directly to over paying Jennings to the release of are best player all around. The impact to the locker room to the years of community service the Winfield’s have donate time and money. Spielman should be ashamed the way he treated the Winfield’s. Don’t think that this don’t go unnoticed by our players and other players in the NFL.

    In Spielman you trust?

  347. By Farm Team on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    trade up in most years Mike. Will help to alieviate the cut woes by getting starters. An exaggeration would be to trade down for 40 picks inthe fourth round, and end up cutting 38 of them This year we might get 2 starters in the bottom of the first. Don’t waste it on LB. Draft the real beef. I’ll still be rooting for Seattle’s farm team.

  348. By Northern Norseman on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    All I am going to say is that Spielman has does a fantastic job ever since he has been here. Enough said.

    You cannot look at things in just black&white. There are soooo many other reasons, aspects, and moving parts that go into decisions and non-decisions.

    I could go on a massive rant making my points, counter points, reasons whys and reason nots.

    I’m simply going to say that the Vikings are lucky to have someone like Spielman as our GM.

  349. By skolpurpleandgold on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    yes overall Spielman does a good job. But i also agree they dont do much in free agency but thats because you always overpay for talent in free agency. If simpson would have had a knock out year last year they wouldnt have signed Jennings, but it was a huge need and giving a big money was valid for his talent. Spielman always tries to improive thru the draft and not free agency, it’s easier on the cap that way.

  350. By Farm Team on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Draft the real beef… Ponder needs consistent protection without Matthew’s facemask in L’holt’s Hand! Split out Kyle. With a jumbo formation, this may be possible. Trade up to get an elite WR or tackle. Get the LB in the second or 3rd. With Rudoulph, Jennings,Wright, Childs, We have a better core than most people think.

  351. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ya, Speilman is the bomb. We are very very fortunate to have him as our GM. He put’s in the time, he cares, and above “ALL,” knows what the H3ll he is doing. Speilman is not a instant gradification type of guy. He is wise and calculated like L. Frazier. At least, that’s how i see it.

  352. By Goldvike on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    @skolpurpleandgold
    Yes I was wanting 2 see Audie Cole also

  353. By Goldvike on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Well Birk wanted 2 finish n Minnesota 2 but ended up getting a S.B. ring anyway

  354. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Farm Team,
    I feel your pain, but we are built to run the ball. Not a bad idea since we have the “MVP” of the league. But our pass game is evolving, like a baby, learns to crawl before it walks. It will much improved this year. Ponder is not the moron some think that he is.

  355. By BlueBird7 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    All the big talk about the Vikings going to the SuperBowl this year.

    How will that happen when some of the best players are gone?

    Just who will we have left or obtain that will fill the holes?

    Will Winfield target A. Peterson when Pete gets in the secondary?

  356. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Goldvike,
    That’s because Ozzie Newsome is a awesome GM. Keep your shirt on baby!!!!! Because Speilman is a wizard himself!

  357. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Bluebird7,
    Did we not make it into the playoffs last year?
    Was Harvin playing when we won our last 4 games?
    Is brinkly replaceable?
    Are we not a young team that should improve, simply because we are young and will get better with experience?
    Basically our whole team is coming back next year.
    Winfield will be replaced.
    Their is nothing that can’t be replaced.

  358. By skolpurpleandgold on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    @bluebird7
    It’s the NFL baby…. any team could go all the way any given year. You could have the most talented team not make the playoffs while a team who on paper doesnt have as much tallent winning the S.B.. There is SO much luck involed in this game. I ball bouncing left instead of right could be the differance of a win or a lose and that game could be the differance maker, and so on. Thats what keeps things interesting and why i love football.

  359. By JB on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    I’d rather have Desmond Trufant of Johnthan Banks than Xavier Rhodes for a CB, tbh. We need a good versatile zone coverage CB in the vikings scheme, we already have a shutdown corner (Cook, when healthy, has done a great job of shutting down #1 receivers for most of the game). Xavier Rhodes gets lost in zone and while hes been working on it, hes still not nearly as polished in zone coverage as Trufant or even Banks. People were worried about Trufant’s speed, then he runs one of the fastest 40 times at the combine, so I’m not worried about his speed. Everything else about him is just bloating with potential, and with good coaching I think he’ll be a pro-bowl caliber CB.

    As for our draft picks, seeing as how I was hoping Winfield would resign but has gone with seattle instead (i dont blame him)…i see it playing out somewhat like this

    #23: Desmond Trufant, CB
    #25: Manti Teo or Arthur Brown LB, but im sure will be BPA at either LB, DT, or WR, even though MLB is a bigger need than both IMO.
    #52: Robert Woods WR, could just be a smokescreen but the vikings have been extremely interested in Woods
    #83: Brandon Williams, DT, hes a monster of a man and would fit the NT role as a starter immediately, and for round 3, thats great value (even against the poor NTs on the vikings currently)
    #99: From here on out I’m just expecting BPA at several positions, S, WR, CB, G, LB, DE, and maybe a P in round 6-7.

  360. By Farm Team on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    guess I forgot Simpson, must have had a forgetable season. How about converting Loadholt to guard… No more problems with speed rushers on the outside or bull rushers up the middle. Trade up to get an elite tackle, get WR in 2nd, and LB in 3rd… Major road grading for Peterson begins with this plan.

  361. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    AP is coming into his prime this year. He is going to be a handful. Our offensive line is completely in tact and we will run the ball at will. Ponder is coming into his third year. The game is starting to slow down for him and when we do play action this year Ponder will see everything in “SLOW MOTION”!!!!! It will be a thing of beauty.

  362. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    With Winfield gone, I don’t see us working our board any different. Windfields snaps were already limited. We will not look at DB’s any different then we did before. He was “GREAT” to have aboard, but his window is quickly closing.

  363. By Goldvike on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    @ Ponder AP “ALL DAY”
    I just wish we could of done something 2 keep Winfield

  364. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    If you like winfield then you should Love J-Rob. J-Rob is not afraid to stick players. Frazier was a DB himself. He will learn J-Rob. And keep in mind, that J-Rob has burst, like a leer jet.

  365. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Goldvike,
    Tell me about it, But at the end of the day, I feel like Winfield sold us out for the sea PIGions. I dig Winfield, but what a joke.

  366. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    I was actually surprised at how many snaps J-Rob was given last year, He has the talent to be a big time player, but it was obvious that he needed developemental time. But he was pushed into the line up and I thought he functioned well as a ROOKIE. He got played at time, BUT, their where many times he covered the WR LIKE A BLANKET!!!!!

  367. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Speilman and Frazier have built a solid foundation to build on. The nucleus of our team is coming back. We as Viking fans, should be very excited. We have a EXCELLENT GM, COACH, OWNER, and staff.

  368. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    I have a really good feeling about this years draft. The draft will lay out before Speilman’s eyes and because he is the master of his craft, he will take it like a pirate on the make.

  369. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    But there is an old saying, Plans fail from lack of council. Let’s hope Ziggy can keep these Cheifs on line. What I mean is, I hope Wilf supplies knowledge for his staff.

  370. By pondersucks07 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Nobody seems to understand how you treat your players goes a long ways in determining other free agents playing here and players you already have leaving to play else were.

  371. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder07,
    But what if you treated your children like royalty,but because they didn’t get as much attention as they thought they should get they threw a fit, or they wanted to run the house you built and you if didn’t they were irrational? What if a bussiness assoc, wanted more then deserved?

  372. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    I have a ? for someone. Who owns the WAL Mart Chain? And Who is his backer? And does Wal Mart have ties to a big time world banker?

  373. By RichardA1 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    11 days and counting-all systems go!

  374. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Who owns YOU???

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

    This is just getting too complicated for me!

  376. By RichardA1 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Me? Papa John’s Pizza! Damm there good!!

  377. By Frederick Jones on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Jones writes a post, then they wipe out the whole thing!

    It’s not worth it!!!

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

    FredDogg’s campaign:
    During the season all I had to do was turn on the TV, and I immediately saw 4 or 5 shows about QBs!
    Hey, if I watched the game, I know what the guy did, tell me something I don’t know!
    This is an issue I have been harping on for several years. I know you have to talk about the QB.
    But don’t obsess, give credit where credit is due. The O LINE deserves more credit than the QB.
    This post or similar ones will run until someone admits that they “get it.”

  379. By Frederick Jones on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    I ran the above post or a version of it many times this past season.

    No one commented on it!

    Is Jones the only person who sees this?

    You even hear Hall of Fame Offensive Linemen talking about the QB…only, as if that all that counts to complete p@sses.

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

    Jones must have been hit on the head too many times!!! He has concussion problems!

  381. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Will the snow be gone by May?

  382. By pondersucks07 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Talking about respect not coddling. Wall Mart is own by different family members after senior passed on.

  383. By pondersucks07 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    I here the honey badger failed up to ten drug test at LSU.

  384. By pondersucks07 on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Year of the four emperors.

  385. By Erik the Red on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Haven’t really posted in a while, and this is probably old news to everyone, but I guess Antoine Winfield can officially take a hike. It appears the Seahawks have quite the fetish for former Vikings players

  386. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    I think Winfield was silly to go with the Seachickens…

    Winfield was offered fair market value for his services..The Vikings matched the Seahawks offer…

    Winfield knows the Vikings defense inside and out…Is well liked within the the locker room and coach…

    Winfield didn’t have to show up for OTA’s…Did his own workouts…Coach was fine with that…

    Winfield was given many days off of practice during the week…During the regular season…To keep him fresh…

    Winfield was not worth 7.5 million a year…Simple as that…

    ________________________

    Keep your “blank checkbook” open Seattle ???…There might be a few more overpaid players on the open market- or up for trade…
    In K Will and J Allen ???…

    These are a few other veterans expecting more than they are worth…imo..

    Vikings are still rebuilding and getting younger…How far will the ax fall ???..
    With veterans not willing to renegotiate their contracts ???…

    Not sure what will happen during- or after the draft – with some of the Vikings veteran players and or contracts ???…

    Stay tuned Viking fans…

  387. By BitterTrentDilfer on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    BS. You can spin Speilman’s history anyway you want douchebag. Fact is from 3-13 to 10-6 says it all, how ya like those apples?? Record is the grade card junior, Percy had to go, his choice, Winfield was to old for 7 mil, Speilman had an A draft last year…. now run along your mommy is calling.

  388. By BitterTrentDilfer on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Baloney money is what keeps players period.

  389. By BlueBird7 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Yes indeed, Erik. And when they play the Vikings, they may show them, the reason why.

  390. By BitterTrentDilfer on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Rhodes won’t be there at 23, man I wish he would be but unlikely. Trufant is the pick if he’s there. If we can get Olgetree and Trufant with the first two picks we’ve done well. My top wishes based on availability would be Austin, Olgetree first – Rhodes, Olgetree second – Trufant, Olgetree third – Eifert, Olgetree forth.

  391. By BlueBird7 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Hopkins

    It will be interesting to see just how that will pan out with J. Allen. I will stay tuned.

  392. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    BB7…

    The only reason I bring up Allen is ???…

    17.5 million for one season is a crazy amount of money !!…

    And with all the other player contracts that will need to be extended after this season ???…Allen is most likely the odd man out…
    Because his contract numbers will be too high for the Vikings front office to afford…

    What happens if they draft “Tank” Carradine with the #25 pick in the draft ???

    Would a trade happen soon after involving Allen ???…To get an extra pick in the draft- and lose Allen’s huge contract numbers to help with cap space ???…

  393. By TampaVike on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    Will the snow be gone by May?

    ______________________________________________

    Of What year?????

  394. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    If I am Spielman…I cover my ass in this draft !!!…

    Spielman has only made a few (questionable) decisions the last few years- the jury is still out on ???…On if they are considered mistakes- or not ???…

    1. Ponder with the 12th pick in the draft ???…

    Is Ponder the Vikings future at QB ???…

    This will be Ponders 3rd season…And a season that will be critical in Ponders evaluation…
    Spielman needs to get all the pieces in place to help Ponder be successful…
    He needs more weapons in the receiving core…The best he can find to match with Jennings & company…
    This should be Spielman’s number one priority !!!…

    2. Harvin was one of the teams biggest offensive weapons…If Spielman replaces that weapon with a defensive pick ???…He will always be criticized for not replacing a very good offensive weapon to help Ponder…
    How can you say as a GM you are trying to help your QB succeed ???…When you replace one of the best offensive players in the league…With a defensive player ???…
    One of the Vikings first 2 selections in the draft…Should be the best WR in the draft…

    3. Carlson has been a bad free agent signing so far !!!…And has looked like a poor decision by Spielman ???…

    So how can Spielman fix those problems and or questions with the #23 & #25 pick in the draft ???…

    #23 D Hopkins…#25 T Eifert…imo…

  395. By TampaVike on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    On my draft board I have 4 out of our first 5 picks going to “D”. The only exception is round 3 I have us taking Robert Woods WR from USC…..He is a beast! He doesn’t have the breakaway speed but he catches everything thrown remotely near him…….kind of reminds me of C.C…..well except how he could tiptoe the sidelines.

  396. By TampaVike on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    @ WRHopkins2013

    As I have told you before, I agree with alot of what you say. Today, my exception would be with your #2 about replacing Harvin with a defensive player. The WR’s in this draft are so deep, that after you get by the first couple of picks, it seems like the rest are closley grouped together. Josh Boyce from TCU would be a good example. projected fifth to sixth round pick but could be a starter on many teams.

    I say we bolster our “D” up and fill in with value picks for our WR’s. Simpson did have an off year last year ( maybe he was trying to figure out where to get his packages mailed to), but he has shown in the past that he can be a valuable player. I believe we have a decent receiving core that will help our run first attitude. Yes we need to find some quality WR’s in the draft but we don’t have to sell the farm for offense either. Strong D and consistent O it what I think will get us to the promised land!

  397. By TampaVike on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    In the words that Hank Stramm used against us so long ago…..I have one thing to say to our HC….Keep matriculating down the field boys!!! All the way to the Super Bowl!! SKOL VIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  398. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    I very much doubt Woods make it out of the first round…

    Fans are trusting these mock drafts too much…Only about half of the players listed in the first round in most drafts…Will actually go in the first round…

    Hopkins and Woods are special talents…And I very much doubt either will drop into the second round…

    Hunter and Patterson I can see drop…Maybe Allen because of health issues…

    But I see Austin a sure top 16 pick…And Hopkins and Wood as sure first rounders…And maybe Patton or surprise WR (Hunter) possible in the first round…

  399. By TampaVike on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

  400. By TampaVike on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    @ WRHopkins2013

    once again I agree with you about fans trusting the mock drafts too much….It’s kind of like predicting what the weather will be like two weeks from now.

    however….looking at past history of what teams draft and how they think about the draft…..not all the receivers will be gone in the first round. Several will make it to the second and even third rounds. Have you seen tape on Josh Boyce from TCU from my example before?

    the reason I think that Robert Woods won’t be drafted in the 1st rd is because of his last years production…..It fell off quite a bit from the year before when he was projected to go in the first round….I think alot of it had to do with his injury. Players with an injury history tend to fall in the draft…..Let me share an example with you…….A certain man with the initials A.P. fell because of this. no way was he supposed to fall that far in the draft.

  401. By Parody on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    OTK – Carlson renegotiated his contract for a pay cut, so don’t expect to see the Vikings replacing him this year. With Rudolph, Carlson and Ellison, I’d be very surprised if any TE was selected before the 5th round, and wouldn’t be shocked at all if we don’t draft any this year.

    At least one of our first round picks should be used for improving the defense. After losing Winfield and our MLB, we have 2 big holes on D, and another weak juncture at DT.

    There appears to be a lot of defenders in this year’s draft with 2nd round value, so I would like to see the team trade a first and a third round pick to get 2 second rounders. With that scenario, the team can fill all of its needs in the first 2 rounds with quality players, and use the rest of the draft for depth and players to replace overpaid vets in a year or two.

    But I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if Spielman leaves one or more of our needs to be covered some time in the 4th round. Last year, WR was just as big of a concern as it is this year, but the position wasn’t addressed at all until the 4th, and the man with the #1 frame wasn’t grabbed until our second compensatory selection in the 4th. Now, with his future in question, how long will we wait until we grab another player with similar potential?

    Don’t be surprised if you don’t hear that player’s name until day 3 of the draft.

  402. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    TampaVike…

    Yep…
    We are totally on opposite sides on this one ???… :-)

    I think the “elite” talent levels at WR are Allen,Hopkins,Austin, and Woods…
    And believe all of these players will be gone in the first round…Or within 5 picks in the second round…

    Those 4 players are starting caliber WR’s…Not just project receivers…
    Vikings are looking for a WR that can contribute right away…

    I believe there isn’t a LB that really stands out in this draft…Two LB’s I like a great deal are A Brown and S Moore…There some very solid LB’s in the draft after that…And still many I would take ahead of Te’o…

    DT’s…There are a lot of talented DT’s…A ton !!!…All the way through this draft class…And I expect the Vikings to get 2 DT’s in the draft…But see no need to grab one in the first round…

    CB…That position has picked up importance with Winfield not coming back…
    So CB is a position I would leave open for heavy debate…

    G is a significant need also…

    Everyone has there favorites…lol…hahaha..

    Which are Spielman’s ???…We find out in 10 days !!!… ;-)

    Go Vikes !!!!

  403. By Janskeggi on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    In regards to John Carlson.. It was a bad signing, but they did restructure his contract. I’m not sure on the exact numbers of the deal.

    Spielman has his work cut out for him preparing for the draft..
    Out of all receivers who has highest ceiling??

  404. By Parody on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    OTK – You realize that any DTs picked will mean that the team will almost certainly need to cut a DT to make room on the roster, right? Williams, Evans, Guion and Ballard are all returning players who made the game day roster on a regular basis last year. I can see one of them being cut, but I don’t think the team is ready to drop any two of them heading into 2013. So if a second DT is taken, it would have to be someone that nobody’s ever heard of, who can hide away on the practice squad.

  405. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Parody…

    Its next season I am looking at with Carlson…Next season Carlson can be dropped…And the Vikings do not take a cap hit…

    If the Vikings take Eifert…They would get the double TE threat they have always wanted with Rudolf…

    Add Jenning,Wright and Hopkins to the mix ???…Simpson (Childs) at 4th WR or on the bench…

    That is a VERY po tent offense…Along with 2 TE’s that can block along the O-line for AP on running or pa ssing plays !!!..

    Besides…If Ponder gets Carlson a few footb alls in some big games early in the season ???…
    Carlson all of the sudden turns into great trade bait for future draft picks…Middle of the regular season… :-)

  406. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Parody…

    Williams has not been talked with yet about a pay cut…I wonder why ???…
    Williams skill set is declining…
    And he is not worth the 7.5 million he is supposed to get this season…

    Ballard could move to DE as a back up also…Evans is always a borderline cut each of the last 2 years…Is this season the year it happens ???…

  407. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Competition !!!…

    I believe that is the category where the Vikings have failed at in the past…

    Bring in TWO young players at positions to compete for a job on the team…And against veterans…

    Not just one LB…That feels he has the job coming in…Just because he was the number one pick ???…

    2 LB’s in the middle rounds…Let them compete for the starting job…

    2 DT’s to fight against Williams and other veterans for the starting jobs…

    2 WR’s to fight for playing time…

    Multiple DB’s were brought in last season to compete…That worked great for the Vikings…Now other positions on the field need multiple players for competition…In areas that need a major upgrades…

    6 priority players needed…2 WR’s…2 LB’s…2 DT’s…

    5 picks left in the draft…BPA…

  408. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    hahahahaha… ;-)

    Still trying to find a job description for Joe Webb ????…

    Joe Webb – QB – Vikings Coach Leslie Frazier softened his stance and said the Vikings will “continue to discuss” a position change for QB Joe Webb.

    “[Webb] is such a talented athlete that we want to make sure that we’re doing the right thing by him and our team,” Frazier said. “That’s something we’ll continue to discuss as we go forward.” Frazier previously said the Vikings didn’t plan to move Webb from quarterback, but they appear more open to doing so. Minnesota intended to use Webb as a receiver when it selected him in the 2010 draft.
    Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune Apr 14 – 10:49 AM

  409. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/202872751.html?page=all&prepage=1&c=y#continue

  410. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_23020744/charley-walters-tennessee-wideout-justin-hunter-might-be

  411. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1603475-2013-nfl-mock-draft-updated-look-at-best-option-for-every-team-in-round-1

  412. By Goldvike on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    I think J. Allen will restructure his contract

  413. By TampaVike on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    D-

  414. By TampaVike on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    ooops…sorry for that errant post.

    @ WRHopkins2013

    I’m glad that we disagree……that means that this years draft will be more exciting! Your name you had last year was a pretty sure-fire pick, this years name however has more question marks as to which way we will go.

    Living down here for the past 5 years really intensified my passion for Viking Football!! I will be out on my lani on the 25th rooting like mad for our picks…..probably drive the neighbors crazy!!!

    SKOL VIKES!!!!!

  415. By RichardA1 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    test

  416. By RichardA1 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Fire them coachs! Webb has had the talent for the past 3 years! there just now discussing his talent could be used at other positions! what a joke, bye bye coachs! should of been done long ago!

  417. By Spencer on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    A quarterback was asked if he was on a bus, and the bus was going down a long, steep hill, and the brakes went out, where would you want to be sitting on the bus?

    This is an important question for QBs and the answer would actually tell you something about him. I know what my answer would be…what’s yours?

  418. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    @TampaVike…

    Yep…Should be a wild draft !!!…

    I am expecting to be disappointed…

    Being so far down in the draft at #23 and #25…My chances of having the right picks this season in the first round are very slim…Just to even get one right…lol…

    But that will not stop this fan from taking his best guess ???…hahaha…

  419. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer…

    Not sure about anyone else…
    But this guy would want to be in the drivers seat…
    Trying to figure out a way to stop the bus…

  420. By Northern Norseman on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    @WRHopkins2013

    I agree with your TE Tyler Eifert.

    I feel like I am the only one that is actually considering him as a possibility.

    I’ll say this though. The TE position is a very deep group this year so it’s not like Eifert is the only TE coming out of this draft that can make an impact.

    With that said, if he is believed to be a star caliber TE…. then why not take him?

    See the Vikings will usually have roughly 5-6 WRs on the starting roster with about 3 starting TE’s. I’d be completely fine with having one extra TE and one less WR on the starting roster. That’s because a potential star like Eifert will give the team a lot more than what the 4th,5th,or 6th WR on the depth chart could.

    It’s really not about drafting a “TE”…. one could honestly think of Tyler Eifert being a WR and I would rather have Tyler Eifert than Stephen Burton on the roster.

    ALSO THE BIGGEST REASON FOR DRAFTING TYLER EIFERT>>>>>>

    REDZONE!

    I honestly think the Vikings can manage enough to move the football between the 20’s but winning games is really about what you can do in the redzone. If you have Kyle Rudolph, Tyler Eifert, John Carlson in a multi-TE set with Adrian Peterson in the backfield…. you have to choose your poison. If you stack the box to stop Adrian Peterson then the Vikings can go to play action or a simple drop back and mis-matches all over having LB’s trying to cover these massive TE’s. If you have extra DB’s to stop the TE’s from getting the football then you can run with your extra TE’s bull-dozing smaller people while AP just does his thing. IT”D BE A MATCH-UP NIGHTMARE!

    All I see is positives in getting TE Tyler Eifert. I think he could do amazing things with the Vikings.

  421. By skolpurpleandgold on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    I would love to see Webb join the recieving core, the guy has wiggle and speed. Being a QB in the system he should be familier with routes, should be an easy transistion for him. Plus he could be a beast in the KR game.I just think how much better the passing game would be with Webb, jennings on the outside (simpson also), Wright or Childs in the slot, Rudolph on the end. Shore up the defense in the draft and skol vikings skol!

  422. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Get to the back of the bus, quick!

  423. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    By skolpurpleandgold on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply
    I would love to see Webb join the recieving core, the guy has wiggle and speed. Being a QB in the system he should be familier with routes, should be an easy transistion for him.

    _______________________________________
    No disrespect toward you, but seriously? Familiar with the routes? Then why do his throws rarely find their target?

  424. By Parody on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    I like seeing that Frazier is finally ready to give Webb a shot at other positions. With the signing of Cassel, it seemed all too clear that his shot at being a backup QB was gone.

    Webb has some rare physical talent that could provide an opportunity for some highly successful gadget plays if the coach has the guts to try them every so often.

  425. By skolpurpleandgold on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    @titus

    you hater lol.Joe had and has a problem with throwing off his back foot. If you watch when he misses recievers thats what happened. But yes he should have a better understanding of routes. And if nothing else hit him on a bubble screen and let him make things happen. maybe i’m wrong but thats how i see it :)

  426. By foreverpurple on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    I agree that Eifert could be a very smart pick.He’s 6-6 250 and ran the 40 faster than alot of the WR’s.Eifert is the best TE in the draft and can be lined up on the outside.He’s also a decent blocker,something all of our WR’s need to be good at since we have the best RB in the NFL.
    Spielman may have been looking more at him than Teo at there Pro Day.

  427. By Joe Mama on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    After watching MBT last pre-season, I fully expect him to surpass Webb on the depth chart. The kid has a LIVE arm and isn’t shy about throwing it down the field. He and Jarius Wright put on quite a show.

  428. By Goldvike on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    I sure hope we find something 4 Webb 2 do

  429. By Jeremy on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t see Webb as a WR at all….but I do wonder if he could make the transition to DB…I’m guessing he would be at least a better version of AJ Jefferson but possibly even better than anyone currently on the roster

    I wonder if they have tried him out at all for anything else

  430. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    I just read on NFL. com that Frazier is planning on moving Joe Webb to WR this year. I Like the idea of Webb at WR in the red zone for sure. This will be interesting.

  431. By pondersucks07 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    BiterTrentDilfer – also went 13-3 to 3-13 Spielman was here to does he get credit for that too or just the good things that happen? Great take once again Hopkins. I would like to thank you Hopkins you always see both sides of Viking issues and don’t get upset on other peoples takes. I heard Webb going back to wr.

  432. By Joe Mama on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    I like the idea of Webb competing at WR. What have we got to lose? We’re not going to get any draft picks for him and I doubt he’ll make the roster as a QB.

    The guy is outstanding in the open field with the ball in his hands.

    Who knows, we might not have to look any far.ther than our own bench to find Harvin’s replacement.

  433. By pondersucks07 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    The Vikings likely will use Joe Webb at WR, instead of QB, now that Matt Cassel is on the roster. Citing Webb’s athleticism, coach Leslie Frazier says a position switch is in the cards. Read

  434. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Does anybody know Webbs 40 time? Wasen’t it like 4.4? J Wright, Simpson, Jennings, G. Childs and Webb and have GREAT speed. Holly Sh!t we have a lot of speed at our WR position!!!!

  435. By pondersucks07 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    By Kareem Copeland
    Around the League Writer
    Published: April 14, 2013 at 12:10 p.m.
    Updated: April 14, 2013 at 03:13 p.m.

    The signing of Matt Cassel has allowed the Minnesota Vikings to admit what many of us already knew: Joe Webb is not an NFL-caliber quarterback.

    With Cassel backing up Christian Ponder, the team can move Webb to receiver and better utilize his athleticism.

    Jeremiah: Draft trade market

    Daniel Jeremiah identifies six teams that could trade up/down in the draft. Plus, six prospects who might spur movement. More …

    “(Webb) is such a talented athlete that we want to make sure that we’re doing the right thing by him and our team, as well,” coach Leslie Frazier told The Star Tribune. “That’s something we’ll continue to discuss as we go forward.”

    Webb played quarterback at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, but he was drafted to play receiver. The quarterback experiment turned into full-time duty and he became the primary backup last season.

    That experiment appears to be over. Now, Webb has the opportunity to make a successful contribution — at a position of need, with Percy Harvin’s departure — for the Vikings.

    Follow Kareem Copeland on Twitter @kareemcopeland.

    What do you think?

    Agree

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    Poll my friends

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  436. By Joe Mama on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    That’s weird, you can’t say far.ther on here. Why, because the word f.art is in it?

  437. By Joe Mama on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah that’s it, you can’t say f.art.

    Can you say ass?

  438. By Joe Mama on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Oh you can say ass.

    ?

    Apparently it’s okay to say ass. But if you mention anything that comes out of an ass, that’s crossing the line.

    What else can’t you say on here?

  439. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Can you say,Your mama looks good naked on my bed?

  440. By Joe Mama on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    From Joe Webb – Wikipedia

    Working out as a wide receiver at UAB Pro Day, some of Webb’s numbers would have led other wide receivers’ at the NFL combine. His vertical jump of 42.5 inches (108 cm) was better than any turned in by a receiver, as was his standing long jump of 11 feet 5.5 inches (3.49 m). Webb’s bench press—21 reps at 225 pounds (102 kg)—was the best at his position. Only one other receiver managed 20 reps at the same weight, according to UAB athletic department. Webb also ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds.

  441. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Joe Mama,
    Mabey Joe Webb is just what Joe is looking fur. Does he have basketball skills?Would be interesting to know. Most B-Ball players have fluid body control movement that translates well at receiving positions.

  442. By Parody on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Joe – A single ass is okay. It’s when you try to mention two of them at once that Wobby feels you have crossed the line.

  443. By Goldvike on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    It’s about time we used Webbs talent he’s been sitting on the bench wasting away no wonder he didn’t have a better playoff game

  444. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    So I can say, Hey wobbster! Kiss my ass! And it’s ok?

  445. By Parody on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

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  446. By Danish Viking on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    If Webb has good hands, he has all the physical tools to be a WR, but we can’t count on Webb and injured Childs to solve our problems. We have to draft a good WR (or TE), since we can always cut Burton or something.

    I’m still counting on WR (or TE), CB, ILB and DT with our first four picks. Then we’ll be serious contenders in my opinion.

  447. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Parody,
    It’s one thing being a fly on the wall, but I would like to be a fly on Speilmans ASS come draft day in the war room.

  448. By Joe Mama on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    @Ponder AP “ALL DAY”

    According to Wikipedia he played basketball and baseball as well as football in High School.

    He also played WR in College for one year:

    During the 2007 season, Webb saw extensive action, playing as a wide receiver, starting seven games and finishing the season with 30 receptions for 459 yards with three touchdown catches.

  449. By Parody on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Well that’s certainly a disturbing fetish you have. I’ll just stay on the wall and pretend I don’t know where you’re getting your jollies.

  450. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    I am not getting weird sissy boys, just having pun with the word ass . But seriously, there is nothing wrong with a good piece of ass as long as she can bend over and do me right.

  451. By Joe Mama on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall with a red afro:

  452. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Joe Mama,
    That’s killer dog. It sounds like Webb is not a pretender but a contender at WR. If he put’s his nose to the grind stone straight away, it sounds like he could make a play for serious playing time at wide out.

  453. By RichardA1 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Webb can be the story of the year! him as receiver! why not? Vikes are dragging there ass’s about trying him as receiver. I can’t wait to see him catch!

  454. By Ponder AP "ALL DAY" on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Parody,
    Don’t get all bent out of shape. It was a off color joke with some spin.

  455. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

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  456. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

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  457. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

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  458. By Joe Mama on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    I wonder just how many WR’s they’ll draft.

    Jennings and Jarius are locks. They just re-signed Jerome so I’d say he’s pretty much a lock. They’ll probably draft one in the first couple of rounds.

    So we have:

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    Last year the Vikes had 6 WR’s on the roster but would only activate 5 for games.
    That leaves two spots left:

    5-?
    6-?

    So a competition for the final two spots between Childs (IR), Summers (Practice Squad), Webb, Burton,any other guys they draft, UDFA’s and any guys off the street they bring in.

    A lot of Mocks have us taking 2 WR’s early, but to me it just seems like overkill. Another guy in the 6th or 7th should be enough. At least if they had to cut him it wouldn’t be that big of a loss.

    Of course, having too many good WR’s is better than spreading yourself too thin.

  459. By Parody on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    I must wonder how many teams would be interested into trading into the first round. There aren’t many players who would be worth the trade, but I can see a team trading up to grab Barkley. I just don’t know if they’ll all be willing to wait until pick 25 to offer the farm to get their “franchise” qb.

  460. By skolpurpleandgold on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Right now our WR’s are

    Jennings, Wright, Simpson, Childs (who was looking REALLY good in training camp till he got hurt), Burton, Summers and i do believe they will work Webb in there also.

    Thats Jennings, Simpson, Webb (prob.) on the outside with Wright and Childs in the slot and Burton, Summers as backups.

    Thats a good group of WR’s. Thats why IMO they wont pick a WR till the 4th round. There is so much tallent in the draft on the defense, that the Vikes have a chance to get 3 great starters in the first 3 rounds on defense and maybe a OL guy throwin in there aswell.

    It will be an interesting draft this year, i’m escited about all the defensive talent out there this year. Vikes could us CB, LB, DT

  461. By Parody on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    skolpurpleandgold – I was at the training camp the day that Childs got injured. I was curious to see if he was the guy we needed, so I kept a close eye on his play, and I wasn’t seeing it. Not that he can’t do it, just that he wasn’t displaying it that day.

    But he’s young and has plenty to learn, so I hope he heals well and starts working on getting better.

  462. By vikingology on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    I doubt Child’s will be any kind of impact this year-hopefully we can see where he is rehab wise in training camp.
    Burton will not make the cut
    Webb should have been given this chance two years ago-he can make a great KO returner as well.
    We need at least one starting caliber WR in the draft-Hopkins or Woods are my choice (or both) then I think we will have a great WR group.

  463. By Parody on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    I just read an article this evening that said Woods is the most likely WR in this class to bust. Apparantly he’s not much as a deep threat, and has a bad case of the dropsies. I’m really pulling for Hopkins right now. Not sure how early we’ll have to shoot to get him, but I wouldn’t be upset if we take him with our first first rounder.

  464. By 32frank12 on Apr 14, 2013 | Reply

    Boys, it’s getting close to the draft. Man do I have a great feeling about this year’s draft. I am really hoping we get Hopkins and Malette at WR and draft the rest d. Man if we hit this draft, look out NFL, this team will be ready to compete with the big boys. When the new stadium opens in ’16, the pats will be done or almost done with Brady, Rodgers will be getting up there in age, Brees will be up there also. The Vikes will be hitting their prime with most players. This team could be very deadly and go on a huge winning spree. SKOOLL

  465. By pondersucks07 on Apr 15, 2013 | Reply

    Traded Moss to Oakland then selected TROY Williamson. The kid had pressure from day one to fill those shoes. Don’t draft a wr in the first round he will always be compared to Percy. Going to miss all that field position Harvin gave us on kickoff returns. Anything less than a playoff spot means Spielman made the wrong choice not to sign Percy when he had the chance. Which led to over paying for Jennings because Wallace went to Miami. Which led to cutting Winfield. Which led Winfield to sign with Seattle for the same Minnesota offered. The way you treat people goes a long ways. Players are not going to come here unless they get paid more than there worth. like Jennings and Carlson. New England landing free agents under market value because the way there are respected by ownership and solid coaching.

  466. By Danish Viking on Apr 15, 2013 | Reply

    10 days, 14 hours, 22 minutes. Time is flying! Draft weekend is approaching. Brace yourselves, winter is coming to the NFL from MN.

  467. By Jarnskeggi on Apr 15, 2013 | Reply

    I can’ t believe how many people are excited to have webb at WR.. He might do alright but I’m not gonna expect any miracles. Troy Williamson was fast but couldn’t catch a football. I would really like to see what he can do as a kick returner.

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  469. By paul on Apr 15, 2013 | Reply

    If we pick up our MLB at 23 as a lot of mock drafts say we will then trading back into the early 2nd round with a bonus pick in the 3rd or maybe bonus picks in the 4th and a later round from 25 to pick up a wideout would be an attractive prospect, its a very deep class and the only one I see coming off the board before us in the first round is Tavon Austin

  470. By Shifty on Apr 15, 2013 | Reply

    Call me crazy, but I think if the players the Vikings wanted to choose at 23 and 25 are no longer there, they should maybe think about trading back a few spots and picking up Tyler Eifert in the first round. TE might not be of main concern, but as seen on other teams, an effective TE duo such as Gronkowski and Hernandez can be just as threatening as a WR duo. Plus having a duel TE set just gives the line more bulk for AP to bulldoze whoever he may choose. I’m not saying he fits a position of need, but I believe late in the first round he would definitely be a steal for the Vikings.

  471. By Hakesterman on Apr 16, 2013 | Reply

    I would keep what i got or trade up, I certainly would not trade down.

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  473. By Jeff on Apr 17, 2013 | Reply

    Not a bad take Wobby, personally I think the Vikes should stay put, as we already own several picks in this draft. I view our main team needs as LB, CB, DT, WR, OG, and (sigh) QB. We own 6 picks in the first 4 rounds where we could address all of these needs with starter potential talent.

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