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marshallb
09-04-2009, 12:48 PM
I would have hated to lose him also.

On a side note, Sydney Rice has caught everything thrown at him this pre season.

Now they are reporting that as part of reworking his contract, Wade will become a free agent after this season.

JFLO
09-04-2009, 08:11 PM
Steve Hutchinson looks like Grizzley Adams mixed with a mountain!

pete_norm
09-05-2009, 05:54 AM
The Vikings have got to keep T-Jax as a number 2 and Sage as a number 3. I'm pretty sure Favre won't play all the games this season. This means we need 2 quality backup with game experience. I have absolutely zero confidence in Booty and i haven't seen anything in preseason that makes me change my mind about it. We should try to slip him through waiver onto the practice squad. Even if it means someone does a Thigpen to us...

On a side note. Ian Johnson made a strong point to be kept on the roster as a third back. He looked good last night. Reynaud probably also won a roster spot last night with that return. Which means we would keep 6 WR on the roster.

DHVF
09-05-2009, 03:47 PM
So far our cuts are JDB, Ian Johnson and David Herron.

http://blogs.startribune.com/vikingsblog/?p=3284

Looks like T-Jack will stay with us throughout 09.

DHVF
09-05-2009, 04:05 PM
Updated list of cuts:

QB John David Booty
FB Nehemiah Broughton
DE Martail Burnett
S De’von Hall
LB David Herron
RB Ian Johnson
TE Garrett Mills
TE Jake Nordin
WR Nick Moore

pete_norm
09-05-2009, 04:20 PM
Only surprise for me on that list is Ian Johnson. I thought he would make the team. Let's hope we can sign him to the practice squad. He could replace Chester next year if he leaves through free agency.

I think the Vikings made the right choice with Booty.

Dr. Gonzo
09-05-2009, 04:21 PM
This is ******* ********. ******* ********. **** ************. JDB waz the futurez!

marshallb
09-05-2009, 04:30 PM
Updated list of cuts:

QB John David Booty
FB Nehemiah Broughton
DE Martail Burnett
S De’von Hall
LB David Herron
RB Ian Johnson
TE Garrett Mills
TE Jake Nordin

you can add WR Nick Moore to that list.

EDIT: You can add WR Vinny Perreta as well

I'm glad they made the decision to keep T-Jack over Booty.

marshallb
09-05-2009, 05:00 PM
Also Cut:
DT Tremaine Johnson
OT Drew Radovich
CB Marcus McCauley--maybe signals Paymah will make the team.

9 more cuts left

The Star Tribune is reporting that Jon Cooper HAS made the team.

Crazy_Chris
09-05-2009, 06:35 PM
As far as I know this is the complete list of cuts for the Vikings

John David Booty QB
Ian Johnson Rb
Nemiah Broughton FB
Nick Moore WR
Vinny Perretta WR
Bobby Williams WR
Garret Mills TE
Jake Nordin TE
Drew Radovich OT
Chris Clark OG
Juan Garcia OG
Andy Kemp OG
Martail Burnett DE
Tremaine Johnson DT
Antione Holmes DT
David Herron LB
Marcus McCauley CB
Marcus Walker CB
Colt Anderson S
De'von Hall S

No real huge surprises in that list IMO.

pete_norm
09-05-2009, 09:47 PM
So here's the 53 man roster:

QUARTERBACKS (3) -- Brett Favre, Sage Rosenfels, Tarvaris Jackson.

RUNNING BACKS (4) -- Adrian Peterson, Chester Taylor, Albert Young, Naufahu Tahi.

WIDE RECEIVERS (6) -- Bernard Berrian, Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin, Bobby Wade, Darius Reynaud, Jaymar Johnson.

TIGHT ENDS (3) -- Visanthe Shiancoe, Jim Kleinsasser, Jeff Dugan.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (8) -- Bryant McKinnie, Steve Hutchinson, John Sullivan, Anthony Herrera, Phil Loadholt, Ryan Cook, Artis Hicks, Jon Cooper.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (9) -- Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, Pat Williams, Ray Edwards, Brian Robison, Jayme Mitchell, Fred Evans, Jimmy Kennedy, Letroy Guion.

LINEBACKERS (7) -- Chad Greenway, E.J. Henderson, Ben Leber, Heath Farwell, Erin Henderson, Jasper Brinkley, Kenny Onatolu.

DEFENSIVE BACKS (10) -- Antoine Winfield, Cedric Griffin, Madieu Williams, Tyrell Johnson, Benny Sapp, Karl Paymah, Jamarca Sanford, Asher Allen, Eric Frampton, Husain Abdullah.

SPECIALISTS (3) -- Ryan Longwell, Chris Kluwe, Cullen Loeffler.

PLAYERS RELEASED SATURDAY -- QB John David Booty; RBs Ian Johnson and Nehemiah Broughton; WRs Nick Moore, Bobby Williams and Vinny Perretta; TEs Garrett Mills and Jake Nordin; OLs Drew Radovich, Chris Clark, Juan Garcia, Brian Daniels, and Andy Kemp; DLs Otis Grigsby, Martail Burnett, Antoine Holmes and Tremaine Johnson; LB David Herron; DBs Marcus McCauley, De'von Hall, Marcus Walker and Colt Anderson.

marshallb
09-05-2009, 09:51 PM
CrazyChris, you are missing OL Brian Daniels and DE Otis Grigsby.

General Zod
09-05-2009, 10:57 PM
As far as I know this is the complete list of cuts for the Vikings

John David Booty QB
Ian Johnson Rb
Nemiah Broughton FB
Nick Moore WR
Vinny Perretta WR
Bobby Williams WR
Garret Mills TE
Jake Nordin TE
Drew Radovich OT
Chris Clark OG
Juan Garcia OG
Andy Kemp OG
Martail Burnett DE
Tremaine Johnson DT
Antione Holmes DT
David Herron LB
Marcus McCauley CB
Marcus Walker CB
Colt Anderson S
De'von Hall S

No real huge surprises in that list IMO.

I have never been impressed with John David Booty, so I am ok with this cut.
If I had to choose between Ian Johnson and Albert Young, I would have took Johnson. Somebody will claim him for sure. I am sad to see McCauley get cut. Only because I was big on him when we drafted him. Im glad to see both Darius Reynaud and Jaymar Johnson make the team.

I so hoped Ryan Cook would make this list. I want that man to have nothing to do with this team. The Lions can have him.

wogitalia
09-06-2009, 09:36 AM
Sad to see McCauley and Ian Johnson go. Johnson has looked so good in the preseason to me, just seems so much better than Young.

McCauley was so good in his rookie season, a pity he hasn't gone anywhere from there, still liked his potential though.

BuckNaked
09-06-2009, 10:57 AM
Booty goes and Tarvaris stays! This is like christmas morning for me

FuzzyGopher
09-06-2009, 11:50 AM
McCauley was the training camp champion his rookie year. I remember every report said he was locking guys down, sucks he never panned out. Booty never showed 1 ounce of improvement in his 2 years, he will most likely be picked up by some other team.

I love that we have dedicated a lot of roster space to special teams players because we were soooo bad there last year. With Paul Ferraro gone, Farwell back, and some really talented guys our ST should be much improved. All in all I think we have a pretty solid roster.

Vikes99ej
09-06-2009, 12:12 PM
Not many cut surprises for me. I thought Garrett Mills would stick around as an H-back, but I guess not. Glad to see McCauley gone. He was trash.

General Zod
09-06-2009, 12:57 PM
The Lions claimed McCauley today.

marshallb
09-06-2009, 01:37 PM
I agree with FuzzyGopher. I am really excited to see that they put an emphasis on STs. I think that STs play is the main reason why Paymah made it over McCauley, and the only reason why Onatolu made the team. I would have liked to see Ian Johnson make the team, but it's not a huge loss. I thought there was a chance that Cook might be cut after his horrible preseason, but I never really expected it.

Vikes99ej
09-06-2009, 03:13 PM
http://blog.vikings.com/2009/09/06/vikings-announce-8-man-practice-squad/


Our Practice Squad:

DB Colt Anderson

QB John David Booty

OT Chris Clark

RB Ian Johnson

DT Tremaine Johnson

TE Garrett Mills

WR Nick Moore

OT Drew Radovich

the_legend_killer
09-06-2009, 03:14 PM
Glad we were able to hold onto Ian Johnson and Mills.

FuzzyGopher
09-06-2009, 03:21 PM
I agree with FuzzyGopher. I am really excited to see that they put an emphasis on STs. I think that STs play is the main reason why Paymah made it over McCauley, and the only reason why Onatolu made the team. I would have liked to see Ian Johnson make the team, but it's not a huge loss. I thought there was a chance that Cook might be cut after his horrible preseason, but I never really expected it.

Cook does have some value in that he can play pretty much any position on the line.

Booty on the PS! There is still hope for Booty time!(Even though he sucks donkey ****) I like Radovich as well, hopefully he can continue to and develop become a backup someday.

BuckNaked
09-06-2009, 03:25 PM
Cook has value because he can play every position? Let me rephrase that..Cook has no value because he plays every position, and is a butcher at every one of them.

FuzzyGopher
09-06-2009, 03:27 PM
I didn't say he could play them well, just that he could play them. Check that, Cook can line up at any position on the offensive line.

BuckNaked
09-06-2009, 03:32 PM
I didn't say he could play them well, just that he could play them. Check that, Cook can line up at any position on the offensive line.

Stephen Hawking could line up at any position on the offensive line, still doesn't make him in the least bit effective.

marshallb
09-06-2009, 04:01 PM
http://blog.vikings.com/2009/09/06/vikings-announce-8-man-practice-squad/


Our Practice Squad:

DB Colt Anderson

QB John David Booty

OT Chris Clark

RB Ian Johnson

DT Tremaine Johnson

TE Garrett Mills

WR Nick Moore

OT Drew Radovich

I think that was the best case scenario as to who would make the practice squad. I thought that Mills, Ian Johnson, and Booty all had a good shot to get claimed. I also like the potential of some of the other guys like Radovich, Moore, and T. Johnson, and the team likes Colt Anderson quite a bit.

Dr. Gonzo
09-06-2009, 05:07 PM
I am a little happier after reading the ************* future John David ******* Booty is still alive and well on the PS. One day you will all see!

marshallb
09-06-2009, 05:43 PM
The Vikings have waived Jon Cooper, and signed C Kory Lichtensteiger.
http://blogs.startribune.com/vikingsblog/?p=3292

On Sunday, the Vikings waived [Cooper] and signed center Kory Lichtensteiger.

Lichtensteiger (6-3, 295 pounds), a second-year player out of Bowling Green, was a fourth-round round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2008. He was placed on waivers by the Broncos on Saturday. Lichtensteiger played both guard and center at Bowling Green.

Crazy_Chris
09-06-2009, 06:45 PM
The Vikings have waived Jon Cooper, and signed C Kory Lichtensteiger.
http://blogs.startribune.com/vikingsblog/?p=3292

Damn tht sucks for Jon Cooper. You are a UDFA you fight and fight to make the 53 man roster. You end up suceeding making the cut he must of been very excitted. Get all your hopes up only to be waived the very next day. Ouch!

marshallb
09-06-2009, 09:19 PM
Damn tht sucks for Jon Cooper. You are a UDFA you fight and fight to make the 53 man roster. You end up suceeding making the cut he must of been very excitted. Get all your hopes up only to be waived the very next day. Ouch!

I think they might try and put him on the practice squad if he clears waivers, but that does have to suck.

vikes_28
09-07-2009, 04:11 PM
Glad to see we kept Johnson. Sad to see McCauly go though..

marshallb
09-07-2009, 07:01 PM
The Vikings have resigned Jon Cooper to the practice squad. (http://www.startribune.com/blogs/57660227.html?elr=KArks47cQiU17cQiU17cQXULPQL7PQLa nchO7DiU)

yo123
09-08-2009, 01:34 AM
Glad to see we kept Johnson. Sad to see McCauly go though..


By the end of TC I think Johnson was pretty much a lock.

But I'm thinking that we kept the wrong CB's. I really liked Gordon and I didn't think McCaulley was bad enough to deserve getting cut.

pete_norm
09-10-2009, 08:06 AM
From profootballtalk

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/09/favre-says-mangini-should-have-benched-him/

"I was receptive to [sitting] last year," Favre said. "When we finally did an MRI and found out I had a torn biceps last year, I felt like, with about four or five games left, that even though I was making some pretty good throws and some decent plays, I felt like I was doing the team more harm because I was missing on some throws."

That's probably the best news i heard since Favre signed with the Vikings... When he signed, i was pretty sure Childress wouldn't want to be the one to break Favre's consecutive game streak, even if he played like ****. When i read that extract, i think that maybe, now, Childress would consider it...

Only time will tell. I'm so happy the real season finally starts.

Splat
09-10-2009, 10:36 AM
Buh-bye, Bobby Wade (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/10/buh-bye-bobby-wade/)

General Zod
09-10-2009, 11:09 AM
Buh-bye, Bobby Wade (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/10/buh-bye-bobby-wade/)

I didnt see that one coming. With Berrian hurt and S. Rice cant ever seem to stay healthy I just figured he'd stick for another year.

The Dynasty
09-10-2009, 12:53 PM
I'm a little upset over this..I mean Bobby Wade has been our most reliable hand receiver in the past couple years. He cut his contract in half to stay with the team and we cut him for Greg Lewis? A guy who has never been more than a 4th or a 3rd receiver. I don't agree with this move at all.

According to Twitter...a couple of the players are upset by it as well. Bernard Berrian was seen wearing number 19 today in practice.

the_legend_killer
09-10-2009, 01:15 PM
Yeah, I don't like this move. Wade was a dependable receiver who knew the system very well and was willing to rework his deal for the team. I think Lewis is decent in his own right, but I'd rather have Wade.

FlyingElvis
09-10-2009, 01:50 PM
Based on what I saw of Lewis in preseason games here this is a stupid move. Lewis has very little to offer. At the very least Bobby Wade is the better option because he is familiar with the team & system.

vikes_28
09-10-2009, 02:15 PM
Greg Lewis is a burner. But yes I do agree that he was our best hands receiver. Greg Lewis can really stretch the field, that I do know. But in terms of how good of a receiver he is....uhh, I disagree with the move.

General Zod
09-10-2009, 04:23 PM
Oh yea, we cut Wade for a "Childress's guys". This has worked so well in the past. lol

Vikes99ej
09-10-2009, 04:42 PM
Oh yea, we cut Wade for a "Childress's guys". This has worked so well in the past. lol

Todd Pinkston agrees.

djp
09-10-2009, 05:31 PM
This isn't a big loss people. Childress has been talking about playing more Peterson on 3rd down and more Taylor in the slot. This also gives Shiancoe more snaps in the offense. This just eliminates the cushion that Sidney Rice had in the offense, he has to produce now.

Crazy_Chris
09-10-2009, 06:31 PM
This came as a surprise considering he just restructured his contract. There is no question that most of Wades role on this team has been taken by the younger WR's and Visanthe Shiancoe. Aswell as in the end it really doesnt make a huge difference because we are talking about 4th/5th reciever here.

But it's a bit of a disapointing move considering Bobby Wade is still a pretty reliable veteran WR that brings value along potential injuries as well as a veteran leadrship for the young WR's. And of all people Greg Lewis, I thought Childress had finally moved on from the crappy Philly scraps but I guess not now.

vikes_28
09-10-2009, 11:47 PM
Next year he will trade for Jason Avant.

the_legend_killer
09-11-2009, 11:03 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4464771

Federal appeals court rules in favor of the Williams's. Shibby!

General Zod
09-12-2009, 12:12 AM
So Berrian is questionable for sunday vs clevland. That makes Rice and Harvin our starting WRs? Sure would be nice if we had a reliable WR that knew the offense and had decent hands. You know, like the one we just cut.

the_legend_killer
09-12-2009, 10:00 AM
But, Greg Lewis knows the system from Philly! I mean, sure Bobby Wade knows it from being in Minnesota the last few years, but c'mon!


But yeah, you raise a very good point.

The Dynasty
09-12-2009, 11:54 AM
So Berrian is questionable for sunday vs clevland. That makes Rice and Harvin our starting WRs? Sure would be nice if we had a reliable WR that knew the offense and had decent hands. You know, like the one we just cut.

I will be shocked if Berrian doesn't play. Plus I think the player who is going to have the biggest year for the vikings in receiving will be Shaincoe. He turned something around had become a very reliable target and should become Favres favorite target.

General Zod
09-13-2009, 11:05 AM
Looks like Berrian is gonna play today.

Somebody needs to make us a gameday thread. :-)

yo123
09-14-2009, 01:28 PM
I need a GIF of AD telling Eric Wright to GTFO.

D-Unit
09-14-2009, 06:33 PM
I dunno if I should drop Berrian and pick up Harvin.... What do you guys think?

The Dynasty
09-14-2009, 06:36 PM
I dunno if I should drop Berrian and pick up Harvin.... What do you guys think?

I'm trying to trade for Percy in a couple of my leagues. I think Berrian still gets more passes thrown to him but I don't think it would hurt especially if you get return yard points.

djp
09-14-2009, 07:33 PM
I dunno if I should drop Berrian and pick up Harvin.... What do you guys think?

Wouldn't do it. Browns bracketed Berrian the whole game. It's why Rice and Harvin got a lot of looks.

Crazy_Chris
09-15-2009, 03:35 PM
Just noticed Hank Baskett was released by the Eagles. I am surprised he hasn't already been picked up by Brad Childress... But seriously if they are gonna go with more Eagles scraps give me Hank Baskett over Greg Lewis.

PackerLegend
09-15-2009, 09:12 PM
Does anyone know why Childress wears that stupid *** headphone instead of a normal one? Is there a reason, looks like a *** IMO. Well, either way he does no matter what's on his head.

FuzzyGopher
09-15-2009, 10:56 PM
Does anyone know why Childress wears that stupid *** headphone instead of a normal one? Is there a reason, looks like a *** IMO. Well, either way he does no matter what's on his head.

He's preparing for his next job as a telemarketer.

DHVF
09-15-2009, 11:21 PM
Does anyone know why Childress wears that stupid *** headphone instead of a normal one? Is there a reason, looks like a *** IMO. Well, either way he does no matter what's on his head.
Wow, someone must have a case of homophobia. Also, he wears it because he has a hearing deficiency.

The_Dude
09-16-2009, 12:24 PM
Wow, someone must have a case of homophobia. Also, he wears it because he has a hearing deficiency.

This is true. He was having trouble hearing on the other style of headphones.

JFLO
09-16-2009, 12:44 PM
I don't like Brad Childress as a coach, but I'm infatuated with his beard...that is one nice beard.

The only attribute I like of him as a Vikings fan.

Vikes99ej
09-16-2009, 12:46 PM
I am just wondering...

Do we hate Childress for how he performs on the field with his team, or do we hate him for his appearance and mannerisms?

yo123
09-16-2009, 04:05 PM
I am just wondering...

Do we hate Childress for how he performs on the field with his team, or do we hate him for his appearance and mannerisms?


He may be the worst coach in football, that's why I hate him.

And his beard is awesome so I definitely don't hate him for his appearance.

djp
09-16-2009, 04:30 PM
Does anyone know why Childress wears that stupid *** headphone instead of a normal one? Is there a reason, looks like a *** IMO. Well, either way he does no matter what's on his head.

Please don't post here anymore. You make no sense and your comments aren't needed.

Thanks

General Zod
09-16-2009, 10:57 PM
Its mostly the bone-headed play calling and his large ego is why I hate the man.

vikes_28
09-17-2009, 12:02 AM
I actually don't mind chilly so much anymore. Although I think he would make a better GM than a coach.

yodabear
09-17-2009, 11:10 PM
Does anyone know why Childress wears that stupid *** headphone instead of a normal one? Is there a reason, looks like a *** IMO. Well, either way he does no matter what's on his head.

When I first saw it, these were kinda my thoughts too, but as these guys said, then I heard about the hearing thing and it made sense. But the man has to shave.....

DHVF
09-18-2009, 10:46 AM
When I first saw it, these were kinda my thoughts too, but as these guys said, then I heard about the hearing thing and it made sense. But the man has to shave.....
You shut your mouth, the beard is the only thing i like about childress.

The Dynasty
09-18-2009, 11:51 AM
You shut your mouth, the beard is the only thing i like about childress.

I would have to agree with that.

yo123
09-21-2009, 11:10 PM
This game against San Fran really scares me. This isn't the type of team that we can beat if we take a half off like the Browns or Lions. We better get the run defense figured out or Gore is going to run wild on us, that guy is so underrated. Top 5 RB in the league in my book. We need to force them to throw, if we let Shaun Hill pick us apart then we don't deserve to win anyway.

General Zod
09-22-2009, 07:20 AM
Yeah, we cant start slow. Got to try to bottle up Gore has best we can. He's been great the last couple games and the 49ers O line is much improved. Our defense has to be disiplined, which usually they are, but not till the 2nd half of the last 2 games. We got to make Shaun Hill try to beat us, so its key we get pressure on him. Offensively, I think its going to be a dink and dunk type day. 49ers defense is also much improved.

FlyingElvis
09-22-2009, 12:09 PM
The 49ers D is definitely much improved, but you have to look at the competition. Until I see a stout rush D by San Fran I won't believe it exists. Stopping the rush attack of Seattle & Arizona doesn't take much. Let's see how they do against a great run blocking line & RB.

abaddon41_80
09-22-2009, 07:11 PM
The 49ers D is definitely much improved, but you have to look at the competition. Until I see a stout rush D by San Fran I won't believe it exists. Stopping the rush attack of Seattle & Arizona doesn't take much. Let's see how they do against a great run blocking line & RB.

You have seen it the past two years. The 49ers were 5th and 8th in yards per carry against the past two seasons. Should be a good game this weekend, Viking's fans. Lets hope for no injuries.

marshallb
09-22-2009, 09:08 PM
You have seen it the past two years. The 49ers were 5th and 8th in yards per carry against the past two seasons. Should be a good game this weekend, Viking's fans. Lets hope for no injuries.

I think so, and I'm looking forward to it, it should be a good measuring stick for both teams.

yo123
09-22-2009, 09:49 PM
You have seen it the past two years. The 49ers were 5th and 8th in yards per carry against the past two seasons. Should be a good game this weekend, Viking's fans. Lets hope for no injuries.


Yeah, didn't AD have negative yards last time we played you guys?

steel man
09-22-2009, 11:00 PM
yo123....here is the sig i made you

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7271/apsigwvideogif.gif

vikes_28
09-22-2009, 11:16 PM
I want Gore to do well this weekend cause he is on my fantasy team, but I want him to do ****** cause he is playing my team... :( I'm torn!

GB12
09-22-2009, 11:21 PM
I want Gore to do well this weekend cause he is on my fantasy team, but I want him to do ****** cause he is playing my team... :( I'm torn!
Wow, you should give up being a Vikings fan and focus on your little fantasy team if you're actually torn about that.

That is no question for a real fan.

the_legend_killer
09-23-2009, 05:18 AM
Wow, you should give up being a Vikings fan and focus on your little fantasy team if you're actually torn about that.

That is no question for a real fan.

He's right, there should be no question.

The_Dude
09-23-2009, 10:01 AM
Yes, it is easy: you cheer for him to do well while cheering for your team to win it in the end.

My wife hates it when i cheer for my fantasy players when they are playing the Vikes. I am a Vikings fan through and through, but i don't have a problem rooting for players on the other teams if they are on one of my fantasy rosters.

My main dilemma is now what to do with my tickets for the Monday Night game. Seats in my section, 133, are listed on Stubhub for $800+.... I'm torn! My wife and i really want to go to the game, but that is a lot of money that we sure could use.... especially with a baby on the way.

Suggestions?

princefielder28
09-23-2009, 10:54 AM
Yes, it is easy: you cheer for him to do well while cheering for your team to win it in the end.

My wife hates it when i cheer for my fantasy players when they are playing the Vikes. I am a Vikings fan through and through, but i don't have a problem rooting for players on the other teams if they are on one of my fantasy rosters.

My main dilemma is now what to do with my tickets for the Monday Night game. Seats in my section, 133, are listed on Stubhub for $800+.... I'm torn! My wife and i really want to go to the game, but that is a lot of money that we sure could use.... especially with a baby on the way.

Suggestions?

As great as going to the game may be, if you need the money then i'd say sell the tickets. Congrats on the child!

vikes_28
09-23-2009, 11:04 AM
Jesus Christ. GB12, you dick, did you not sense sarcasm in that post? Back off you little *****.

Vikes99ej
09-23-2009, 12:00 PM
Go to the game. It will be epic. Your child will thank you later.

The_Dude
09-23-2009, 12:10 PM
Jesus Christ. GB12, you dick, did you not sense sarcasm in that post? Back off you little *****.

Easy there big fella. Not everyone is equipped with one of these:

http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/6803/sarcasm01wy6.th.jpg

djp
09-24-2009, 06:02 AM
Anyone else pissed off with the new Vikings page on StarTribune.com ? I hate how complicated they made it. The old site was so much easier. Especially Judd's blog. It's terrible. I have to click back like twice to cycle through the posts, all I had to do was scroll down before. Ugh.

marshallb
09-24-2009, 11:29 AM
Anyone else pissed off with the new Vikings page on StarTribune.com ? I hate how complicated they made it. The old site was so much easier. Especially Judd's blog. It's terrible. I have to click back like twice to cycle through the posts, all I had to do was scroll down before. Ugh.

I know, it does. I used to go on there all the time, but since then, I hardly even go on there since it's so complicated and time consuming.

king2am
09-25-2009, 08:41 AM
Yeah, didn't AD have negative yards last time we played you guys?

No not quite. Not a great showing for him ( 3 on 14 carries), but C. Taylor had over 100.

I think this is going to be a great game (thank god the lions got blacked out so i can see it :) ) Classic, run the ball, stop the run. Can't wait.

FlyingElvis
09-25-2009, 11:20 AM
Yes, it is easy: you cheer for him to do well while cheering for your team to win it in the end.

My wife hates it when i cheer for my fantasy players when they are playing the Vikes. I am a Vikings fan through and through, but i don't have a problem rooting for players on the other teams if they are on one of my fantasy rosters.

My main dilemma is now what to do with my tickets for the Monday Night game. Seats in my section, 133, are listed on Stubhub for $800+.... I'm torn! My wife and i really want to go to the game, but that is a lot of money that we sure could use.... especially with a baby on the way.

Suggestions?

Sell the tix and spend a healthy chunk of the cash (~ $400 of the $1600, maybe?) making it one hell of a memorable night out - or even in . . . mmmmm . . . french maid outfit . . . lol - to enjoy the game. Bank $$$ for baby and still have a great night together. Grats & good luck w/the baby.

The_Dude
09-25-2009, 11:41 AM
Sell the tix and spend a healthy chunk of the cash (~ $400 of the $1600, maybe?) making it one hell of a memorable night out - or even in . . . mmmmm . . . french maid outfit . . . lol - to enjoy the game. Bank $$$ for baby and still have a great night together. Grats & good luck w/the baby.

Uh, we are 16 weeks along & i don't know if they make pregnant french maid outfits... but thanks for the suggestion!

I figure that i would take some of the money and buy tickets to another game. My wife has only been to games from our seats and would like another perspective. The rest of the $would go to baby stuff. Then i figured that i could call it "The Crib that Favre Built" since it would be his hype that caused the tickets to go up in price.

FlyingElvis
09-25-2009, 12:42 PM
Uh, we are 16 weeks along & i don't know if they make pregnant french maid outfits... but thanks for the suggestion!

I figure that i would take some of the money and buy tickets to another game. My wife has only been to games from our seats and would like another perspective. The rest of the $would go to baby stuff. Then i figured that i could call it "The Crib that Favre Built" since it would be his hype that caused the tickets to go up in price.

lol . . . you don't really believe that, in this day & age, you couldn't find a maternity french maid outfit, do you?

I stand by both my suggestions!

;)

B-rand
09-26-2009, 04:21 PM
I want Gore to do well this weekend cause he is on my fantasy team, but I want him to do ****** cause he is playing my team... :( I'm torn!

Frank Gore is the type of runner who can put up decent numbers against the Vikings defense. He's low to the ground, powerful and runs tough. Those type always seem to have better days against the Vikes than the RB's who rely more on speed and getting around the corner.

If this weren't true, I'd tell you to sit Gore and therefore not have the dilemma. But I think it'll all work out in the end.

vikes_28
09-27-2009, 01:56 PM
Frank Gore is the type of runner who can put up decent numbers against the Vikings defense. He's low to the ground, powerful and runs tough. Those type always seem to have better days against the Vikes than the RB's who rely more on speed and getting around the corner.

If this weren't true, I'd tell you to sit Gore and therefore not have the dilemma. But I think it'll all work out in the end.

Not if he is injured...

vikes_28
09-29-2009, 11:13 PM
I just watched the re-air of the game on NFL Network. I got pissed while they were sucking even though I knew the outcome. Is that weird?

General Zod
09-29-2009, 11:19 PM
Yeah, there was a lot of bad in that game beside the final play.

We got to get our sheet together for GB.

djp
09-30-2009, 06:07 PM
Ac1FaUqrSxI

God I miss Randy Moss... we had the most dominant player in football for 6 years, and for my money, the best WR of all time.

bored of education
09-30-2009, 06:42 PM
PLEASE WELCOME A NEW RESIDENT of THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS TEAM BORED. . .

. . .THE 9th WONDER OF THE WORLD...

. . . the newest member of the Vikings fanhood


BORED OF EDUCATION


Hi Guys. I hate the Chiefs and I have chosen my new SWDC favorite team to be the Vikings. If you object to this choice got **** yourself. Go VIKINGS!

vikes_28
09-30-2009, 10:13 PM
PLEASE WELCOME A NEW RESIDENT of THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS TEAM BORED. . .

. . .THE 9th WONDER OF THE WORLD...

. . . the newest member of the Vikings fanhood


BORED OF EDUCATION


Hi Guys. I hate the Chiefs and I have chosen my new SWDC favorite team to be the Vikings. If you object to this choice got **** yourself. Go VIKINGS!

We are happy to have you here boezo. :D :D :o

DHVF
09-30-2009, 11:09 PM
PLEASE WELCOME A NEW RESIDENT of THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS TEAM BORED. . .

. . .THE 9th WONDER OF THE WORLD...

. . . the newest member of the Vikings fanhood


BORED OF EDUCATION


Hi Guys. I hate the Chiefs and I have chosen my new SWDC favorite team to be the Vikings. If you object to this choice got **** yourself. Go VIKINGS!
Welcome aboard man. Chips and dip are in the pantry, help yourself!

BuckNaked
10-01-2009, 04:01 PM
Yea I would've switched too once they traded Thigpen.

FlyingElvis
10-02-2009, 10:38 AM
Ac1FaUqrSxI

God I miss Randy Moss... we had the most dominant player in football for 6 years, and for my money, the best WR of all time.

I am so happy to watch him each week. His knowledge & instincts when the ball is in the air translate into the most incredible body positioning I have even seen. Now that he's a little older and noticably slower he actually has to use these tricks and it really is wild to watch.

Any time I watch the game with friends who are more casual fans I get a kick out of comments along the lines of "Why is he slowing down" and "he's not even trying." I just laugh, hit the rewind button on the remote and show them how he was underthrown or just making it look easy via ridiculous body positioning that forces the defender to allow the catch or get a penalty.

Thanks Al!


BOE is a fair weather fan???!!

;)

JFLO
10-02-2009, 03:22 PM
PLEASE WELCOME A NEW RESIDENT of THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS TEAM BORED. . .

. . .THE 9th WONDER OF THE WORLD...

. . . the newest member of the Vikings fanhood


BORED OF EDUCATION


Hi Guys. I hate the Chiefs and I have chosen my new SWDC favorite team to be the Vikings. If you object to this choice got **** yourself. Go VIKINGS!

You made a wise decision...

Bow down to the douche that is Brad Childress.

General Zod
10-05-2009, 07:02 AM
Hey, you all remember when we didnt resign Darren Sharper, but we were all saying how its ok because he's lost a step, yadda yadda yadda etc. lol

He's lookin pretty good for the Saints so far. :-)

DHVF
10-05-2009, 09:47 AM
Hey, you all remember when we didnt resign Darren Sharper, but we were all saying how its ok because he's lost a step, yadda yadda yadda etc. lol

He's lookin pretty good for the Saints so far. :-)
Yeah, I don't know if he's just been getting lucky so far or if the Saints scheme is more suited to him, but he was absolute garbage for us last year and I can't say that I miss him at all.

marshallb
10-05-2009, 12:13 PM
Yeah, I don't know if he's just been getting lucky so far or if the Saints scheme is more suited to him, but he was absolute garbage for us last year and I can't say that I miss him at all.

Yea, Johnson has looked good, and I'd rather go with the youth movement, than have to worry about replacing him later.

Gameday is here!!! I'm so anxious for this.

The Dynasty
10-05-2009, 12:45 PM
Gameday is here!!! I'm so anxious for this.

I hate when we play the Packers or the Bears. The games mean so much even early in the year and I can't stand losing to those two teams. I think if we can stop Grant(who usually performs well against us) and if we can pressure Rodgers and contain him from scrambling we should do well. As for the Vikings we need to protect Favre. We haven't at all this year and the Line needs to show up tonight. Skol Vikings!

djp
10-05-2009, 04:03 PM
Skol Vikings, let's win this game!

vikes_28
10-05-2009, 04:29 PM
Has anyone noticed that Madieu Williams isn't doing as well as we thought he would with us? I don't know, maybe it's just me.

djp
10-05-2009, 04:29 PM
The Vikings are holding a light practice today. Pro Bowl left guard Steve Hutchinson is back on the field after missing two days with a back problem. Coach Brad Childress said Friday that he was just resting the veteran and that his back is not a major concern.

Hutchinson should be good to go

djp
10-05-2009, 04:30 PM
Has anyone noticed that Madieu Williams isn't doing as well as we thought he would with us? I don't know, maybe it's just me.

He is what we thought he was. A non physical safety that can make a play on the ball.

We overpaid for him, but he's been adequate.

General Zod
10-06-2009, 01:38 PM
Holy ****, Scott has us drafting Colt McCoy in his latest mock draft!

BuckNaked
10-06-2009, 02:40 PM
Holy ****, Scott has us drafting Colt McCoy in his latest mock draft!

I want Locker!

marshallb
10-06-2009, 10:07 PM
I like Colt. We need a QB, and to me Colt and Pike are about even. Scott isn't quite as high on Pike, but I am a big fan of his, but I'd be happy with both, at least at this point.

General Zod
10-07-2009, 08:08 AM
I like Pike as well, but for me Colt edges him just a little. Of course we'll see how there season continue. It could change my views.

Vikes99ej
10-07-2009, 10:33 AM
This is going to be a good draft for quarterbacks (I hope)

vikes_28
10-07-2009, 11:01 AM
Holy ****, Scott has us drafting Colt McCoy in his latest mock draft!

Intriguing.

djp
10-07-2009, 03:53 PM
McCoy is Matt Ryan minus the pro style pedigree (a big deal)

He's a project quarterback, but a damn good one. Love his release, his poise and leadership, his arm isn't elite but it's good enough. Great mobility and pocket presence, I'll take him if we make a deep run and roll with Rosenfels/Favre for another year.

General Zod
10-09-2009, 05:30 PM
Whats up with Asher Allen? He hasnt been activated for any games yet. Is it because he stuggled during practices? Or is it because Sapp/Paymah/Abdullah have been playing well?

marshallb
10-10-2009, 02:14 PM
Whats up with Asher Allen? He hasnt been activated for any games yet. Is it because he stuggled during practices? Or is it because Sapp/Paymah/Abdullah have been playing well?

I think it is because those guys have been playing well, and are very good STs, particularly in the case of Paymah and Abdullah.

yodabear
10-10-2009, 04:21 PM
I am sure u guys feel pretty safe tomorrow. Fear the Rams, fear 'em, hear us....what the **** do Rams do? But we are gonna haunt ur dreams, especially Kyle Boller. I had a Packer fan text me yesterday telling me the Rams are gonna turn back the clocks and party like its 1999, and I laughed at him.

General Zod
10-10-2009, 11:49 PM
winless teams always scare me

vikes_28
10-11-2009, 12:30 AM
winless teams always scare me

That's cause the Vikings play at the same level as their opponent.

General Zod
10-11-2009, 12:53 AM
Yeah, the last couple teams we've played that we should of beat easily,(in the end we did) started off like...

they get the jump on us early
we fumble or play like crap
they lead at half time
then we get our **** together and beat them

General Zod
10-12-2009, 02:03 PM
If you play fantasy football, start Todd Heap next week. TEs like to have big games against us.

Vikes99ej
10-14-2009, 09:45 AM
I was looking at stats and even though Peterson doesn't have as many yards as we would like, he's on pace to break his personal touchdown record. The man is finding the endzone.

pete_norm
10-14-2009, 10:57 AM
The vikings released John David Booty from the practice squad...

I was never sold on Booty, but still he could have developped into a serviceable QB given enough time.

General Zod
10-14-2009, 12:31 PM
maybe we are going to trade for Brady Quinn? :-)

vikes_28
10-14-2009, 12:38 PM
maybe we are going to trade for Brady Quinn? :-)

I do not want Quinn, to tell ya the truth. Chilly will probably give way to much up for him.

marshallb
10-14-2009, 01:16 PM
maybe we are going to trade for Brady Quinn? :-)

That is exactly what popped into my head as soon as I saw that. I don't think we would, but what would we do with all 4 QBs?

DHVF
10-14-2009, 01:18 PM
I do not want Quinn, to tell ya the truth. Chilly will probably give way to much up for him.
Yeah, like a bag of potato chips. Say no to Quinn Speilman, please...

vikes_28
10-14-2009, 01:35 PM
That is exactly what popped into my head as soon as I saw that. I don't think we would, but what would we do with all 4 QBs?

I'm pretty sure that if the Vikings were to trade for him, they would throw in Rosenfels or Jackson in the trade.

pete_norm
10-14-2009, 01:52 PM
At this point, i think that both Jackson and Rosenfels have proven more in their NFL career than Quinn (which is not much to say...) I would prefer to keep them both and let some other team take a chance to see if Quinn will ever develop or not in a good NFL QB.

Dr. Gonzo
10-14-2009, 07:08 PM
The vikings released John David Booty from the practice squad...

I was never sold on Booty, but still he could have developped into a serviceable QB given enough time.

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooo. It is a sad day for me. Booty may never amount to anything but I will always be a fan because I just like the man (and his name).

FuzzyGopher
10-14-2009, 08:43 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooo. It is a sad day for me. Booty may never amount to anything but I will always be a fan because I just like the man (and his name).

It's a sad, sad day for Vikings fans.

vikes_28
10-14-2009, 11:08 PM
It's a sad, sad day for Vikings fans.

You'll have to change your sig.

General Zod
10-14-2009, 11:40 PM
I have mixed feelings about Quinn. I do find it highly unlikely he'll end up in Minnesota. I still think he has the ability to be a starting QB in this league. Mangini has Clevland such a mess right now, I almost feel sorry for there fans. I mean, who do the Browns have for WRs? Joshua Cribbs is there only playmaker.

FuzzyGopher
10-15-2009, 08:41 AM
You'll have to change your sig.

Never......Ever....... Booty will rise again.

vikes_28
10-15-2009, 06:54 PM
Never......Ever....... Booty will rise again.

That's wishful thinking.

djp
10-16-2009, 02:34 PM
The return of longtime Vikings center Matt Birk to Minnesota as a member of the Ravens has received a lot of attention, at least in the Twin Cities.

Vikings defensive tackle Pat Williams, for one, is sick of answering questions about facing his former teammate.

"Everyone's trying to make it a Birk thing, a Pat thing. But I don't care," Williams told Sean Jensen of the Pioneer Press. "We don't miss him around here. We don't care about no [expletive] Baltimore or nothing. We're on a mission. We're worried about the Minnesota Vikings. That's it."

Birk may have earned six Pro Bowl nods in Minnesota, but Williams is entering his 13th consecutive season as one of the scariest dudes in the league. Williams also didn't like the perception that the Vikings could struggle to match Baltimore's toughness.

"I'm tired of people saying it's going to be a physical game," Williams said. "Our team is physical. We're the physical team."

Annually ranked as the best run-stopping team in the league, the Vikings have been less dominant early this season. They are giving up 3.8 yards per carry, only good for 10th in the league. They are middle of the pack in giving up receiving yards to opposing rushers.

Baltimore will be a tough test for Minnesota; they are sixth in rushing yards per game as a team. Williams, unsurprisingly, doesn't seem worried.

Asked about Baltimore's running back duo of Ray Rice and Willis McGahee, Williams said, "They got to show up, too," Williams said. "We ain't giving no 100 [rushing yards]."

I love Fat Pat, hopefully his play is as good as his words this week.

vikes_28
10-16-2009, 05:10 PM
I love Fat Pat, hopefully his play is as good as his words this week.

I hope so as well. Should be a great game this week.

General Zod
10-17-2009, 11:45 AM
Percy and Loadholt are questionable for sunday. I hope like hell they can play. Percy even more then Loadholt. Hicks did a decent job of filling in for him last sunday. But we need Percy to be out there, we need his speed against that raven defense.

The Dynasty
10-17-2009, 12:37 PM
Booty re-signed again today according to Judd Zulgad per Twitter.

JuddZulgad QB John David Booty re-signed to Vikings practice squad today. He was let go on Wednesday. OL Clint Oldenburg is released.

Dr. Gonzo
10-17-2009, 02:40 PM
Booty re-signed again today according to Judd Zulgad per Twitter.

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. There is still hope. JDB will never leave us!

FuzzyGopher
10-18-2009, 11:07 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. There is still hope. JDB will never leave us!

<3 <3 <3 <3

FuzzyGopher
10-19-2009, 09:14 AM
I think this is the week we lose (@ Pittsburgh). It's the first outdoor game against a real NFL team and their pass happy offense will be to much for our horrid defensive backs to handle. Roethlisberger is great at buying time for his receivers and he can shake off defenders trying to sack him.

vikes_28
10-19-2009, 01:27 PM
I think this is the week we lose (@ Pittsburgh). It's the first outdoor game against a real NFL team and their pass happy offense will be to much for our horrid defensive backs to handle. Roethlisberger is great at buying time for his receivers and he can shake off defenders trying to sack him.

I think you're right. If the vikes win, you might as well say they will win the superbowl.

djp
10-19-2009, 02:39 PM
For the record now, I think we get shredded by Pittsburgh, although we have blocked the 3-4 very well so far this year.

Winfield's got a sprained foot according to Childress, and won't rule him out for Pittsburgh..

I just know Hines Ward is going to light our tits up in the slot so hard.

Gameplan for this game should be a healthy dose of Peterson and Chester.. they can be run on with the loss of Aaron Smith.

I just don't think we can stop them enough.

vikes_28
10-19-2009, 03:47 PM
For the record now, I think we get shredded by Pittsburgh, although we have blocked the 3-4 very well so far this year.

Winfield's got a sprained foot according to Childress, and won't rule him out for Pittsburgh..

I just know Hines Ward is going to light our tits up in the slot so hard.

Gameplan for this game should be a healthy dose of Peterson and Chester.. they can be run on with the loss of Aaron Smith.

I just don't think we can stop them enough.

I also think the Vikings will lose the next week as well. So they will be 6-2 for the bye. I can't complain. But if they're 8-0, might as well write the super bowl off to the Vikings.

EDIT: write not right

Crazy_Chris
10-20-2009, 04:42 PM
For the record now, I think we get shredded by Pittsburgh, although we have blocked the 3-4 very well so far this year.

Winfield's got a sprained foot according to Childress, and won't rule him out for Pittsburgh..

I just know Hines Ward is going to light our tits up in the slot so hard.

Gameplan for this game should be a healthy dose of Peterson and Chester.. they can be run on with the loss of Aaron Smith.

I just don't think we can stop them enough.

It was pretty evident that the Vikes really missed Antione Winfeild late in that game sunday. Baltimore worked Paymah over pretty badly, that big TD pass to Clayton was an absolutly pathetic effort by Paymah.

The Steerlers game will be the Vikes toughest challenge yet. In my opinion the matchup that this game will come down to is... James Harrison & LaMarr Woodley VS Bryant McKennie & Phil Loadholt. If the OTs can't keep those OLBs out of the backfield the Vikings won't win the game. But if the OTs can do a decent job on the OLBs the Vikings stand a very good chance at winning.

As of now I think the Vikes are going to lose in a close game Steelers win 23-21.

FuzzyGopher
10-20-2009, 07:49 PM
Holyomg. Watching this video makes me want to break something. Tyrell Johnson takes horrible angles, and Madieu Williams cannot tackle. Not shown is the beautiful ball skills by Paymah (insert sarcasm). This team needs secondary help bad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=995Sd3ZI4dU&feature=player_embedded

General Zod
10-21-2009, 12:36 AM
Oh please god no...


http://clarkjudge.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/6384866/17798856

yo123
10-21-2009, 01:17 AM
Oh please god no...


http://clarkjudge.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/6384866/17798856


Well given the success of the team I can't say I'm surprised.

That said...

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h260/septemberluc/Noooooooooo.jpg

JFLO
10-21-2009, 06:43 AM
Oh please god no...


http://clarkjudge.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/6384866/17798856

3-5 more years of hell...

on the bright side though, 3-5 more years of the beard, oh how I long for a beard of his stature.


This really sucks though...

marshallb
10-21-2009, 11:12 AM
Oh please god no...


http://clarkjudge.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/6384866/17798856

NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!

PLEASE GOD, PLEASE!!!

FlyingElvis
10-21-2009, 11:33 AM
Great - they'll probably get the extension done just in time for Chilly to orchestrate an epic 2nd half collapse. Why would they decide that (yet another) great start is good enough reason to extend him?

JFLO
10-21-2009, 01:03 PM
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BuckNaked
10-21-2009, 04:50 PM
**** BRAD CHILDRESS. **** HIS BEARD. **** HIS SMUG ASS. I really wish Troy Williamson fought him on the 50 yard line like he wanted to, Williamson would've dropped him like every pass that has ever been thrown to him in his entire life.

Crazy_Chris
10-21-2009, 07:07 PM
Just read that Antione Winfield was seen wearing a boot on the injured foot. This is horrible news, I am horrified of watching Karl Paymah vs Hines Ward/Santonio holmes & Donald Driver/Greg Jennings. Hopefully he will be back after the Bye week in time to face Calvin Johnson.

FuzzyGopher
10-21-2009, 07:20 PM
Just read that Antione Winfield was seen wearing a boot on the injured foot. This is horrible news, I am horrified of watching Karl Paymah vs Hines Ward/Santonio holmes & Donald Driver/Greg Jennings. Hopefully he will be back after the Bye week in time to face Calvin Johnson.

I'm hoping to see some Asher Allen. He can't be any worse than Paymah and it will show us what he has and be good experience for him.

FuzzyGopher
10-21-2009, 07:34 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooo. Why God? Why must you toy with my emotions?


Vikings released QB John David Booty from their practice squad.
Booty had to go to make room for CB DeAndre Wright on the practice squad, who is insurance for Antoine Winfield (foot). The Vikings clearly aren't worried about someone snatching Booty up as they just released him last week as well before re-signing him on Saturday.
http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playernews.aspx?sport=NFL&line=156017

bored of education
10-21-2009, 09:36 PM
Boooty :(

Big game this week! Jared Allen :)

Dr. Gonzo
10-22-2009, 02:00 PM
He will be back! The Booty never dies.

vikes_28
10-23-2009, 03:54 PM
He will be back! The Booty never dies.

He does, cause I just killed him :D

The_Dude
10-23-2009, 09:16 PM
Did you sneeze on him or something?

General Zod
10-26-2009, 01:49 PM
Im adding punter to my offseason wish list.

BuckNaked
10-26-2009, 03:36 PM
Im adding punter to my offseason wish list.

I thought Kluwe has been fairly impressive up until this past game. Also he was used to playing indoors until going into the opposite extreme at Heinz Field. Give him another chance before you kick him to the curb.

djp
10-26-2009, 03:45 PM
I thought Kluwe has been fairly impressive up until this past game. Also he was used to playing indoors until going into the opposite extreme at Heinz Field. Give him another chance before you kick him to the curb.

Kluwe is 17th in Net average right now, 18th in return yardage against, so he's right about at league average.

He is adequate right now, I don't have a huge problem with him but he did cost us field position yesterday. That can't happen again or he's gone imo.

djp
10-26-2009, 03:53 PM
27th
16th
23rd
23rd

Our ranks in passing, rushing, points allowed, and total yards allowed defensively in their respective order.

For all the accolades this defense has gotten they sure aren't playing like it.

Couple reasons for that.

1. Pat Williams is having his worst year as a Viking. He's just not getting the same push as he used to.

2. Safety play has been awful. We really need two new safeties, especially Madieu Williams needs to go. I am willing to give it a shot with Tyrell Johnson.

3. Kevin Williams hasn't been great this year. Good, but not great like usual. Not a big concern, he will get it going.

4. Just haven't been a fan of the defensive scheme and the use of it this year. Frazier hasn't been on his game so far this year, part of that is he's so scared of leaving our safeties out there and especially now with Winfield out

There are holes on this team, particularly in the defensive secondary. Yet, we are 6-1 and are a few plays away from being 7-0. Nobody needs to panic, but we need to improve if we are trying to reach our goal of a Super Bowl.

By the way, I think the NFC is wide open right now. New Orleans is good, but there's holes on that team if you can get pressure with 4 down lineman and the occasional blitz. Not to mention I don't think their defense is all that impressive.

If we step our game up on defense, this can still be the best team in the NFC, people forget that just because we're the Vikings, and once we lose one game, expect us to crumble.

On to Green Bay. I think we lose this game personally. Green Bay has all the momentum, we're coming off a tough loss and it's our 3rd tough, physical game in a row and its on the road.

If we could switch our bye to this week and then play GB next week, I like our chances a little better. Still think we win the division, but I think we slip up this week and lose something like 34-28 or around there.

vikes_28
10-26-2009, 05:31 PM
Couldn't agree with you more djp. I think we will give Green Bay a run for their money though.

Crazy_Chris
10-26-2009, 07:25 PM
27th
16th
23rd
23rd

Our ranks in passing, rushing, points allowed, and total yards allowed defensively in their respective order.

For all the accolades this defense has gotten they sure aren't playing like it.

Couple reasons for that.

1. Pat Williams is having his worst year as a Viking. He's just not getting the same push as he used to.

2. Safety play has been awful. We really need two new safeties, especially Madieu Williams needs to go. I am willing to give it a shot with Tyrell Johnson.

3. Kevin Williams hasn't been great this year. Good, but not great like usual. Not a big concern, he will get it going.

4. Just haven't been a fan of the defensive scheme and the use of it this year. Frazier hasn't been on his game so far this year, part of that is he's so scared of leaving our safeties out there and especially now with Winfield out

There are holes on this team, particularly in the defensive secondary. Yet, we are 6-1 and are a few plays away from being 7-0. Nobody needs to panic, but we need to improve if we are trying to reach our goal of a Super Bowl.

By the way, I think the NFC is wide open right now. New Orleans is good, but there's holes on that team if you can get pressure with 4 down lineman and the occasional blitz. Not to mention I don't think their defense is all that impressive.

If we step our game up on defense, this can still be the best team in the NFC, people forget that just because we're the Vikings, and once we lose one game, expect us to crumble.

On to Green Bay. I think we lose this game personally. Green Bay has all the momentum, we're coming off a tough loss and it's our 3rd tough, physical game in a row and its on the road.

If we could switch our bye to this week and then play GB next week, I like our chances a little better. Still think we win the division, but I think we slip up this week and lose something like 34-28 or around there.

A lot of those defensive stats are skewed due to having so many game with huge leads. Cleveland, Detroit, St.Louis those are all games that the Vikes either pulled starters or just played soft zone coverage due to huge leads. hell you could even include Green Bay, they were up 30-14 and started to let up on def and play soft, up until Rodgers scored a TD and started mounting a comeback.

That points stat especially is skewed due to garbage time points along with Defensive, and special team TDs...
Points(rank 23):148
Cleveland(14):Punt Return TD, garbage time TD
Detroit(3):Feild Goal late in the game after pulling some starters
San Francisco(7):Blocked FG returned
Green Bay(7):Clay Mathews Fumble Return TD
St.Louis(7):Garbage Time TD
Steelers(14): Defensive TDs'
Total:52

Take away that crap and the actual defense has given up 96 Points. Which is about 14 ppg which is good enough for top 5 in the league. The defense is playing just fine(apart from that dreadful raven 2nd half) IMO.

I agree that Pat Williams is not nearly as dominant as we have come to expect from him. But honestly we should of known this was going to be coming in the next year or two the guy is old. He is still playing at a decently good level though.

However I completely disagree that Kevin Williams hasn't been great. The Steelrs indeed did a good job on him but apart from that game he has always been cin the backfield. At the Moment he has 4 sacks and is on pace for 8-10+ sacks this year. Honestly IMO he is having his best year in recent memory.

As for the Safeties I from what I have seen recently most seem to think they are garbage. I think thats a bit of an over reaction to the complete defensive collapse against the ravens. Tyrell Johnson is what he is, whch is a young inconsistent safety. He will make some good plays and than some ones that are just plain bad but that shold be expected from a young player. I agree Madieu has perfromed pretty poorly this season for whichever reason. However there is no way they look to replace him already, for a couple reasons he performed pretty well last year so they know he can be a solid safety. More importantly he signed a 6 year $33 million dollar deal just last year.

Honestly I think it is more of how they are bing used in the scheme rather than the safeties actually being garbage. The scheme just isn't letting them roam a bit and use their instincts to go make big plays. Darren Sharper's range isn't what it used to be(which is why they didn't resign him imo) but after this season it is 100% clear his insticts and play making ability is still phenomonal. Yet he didn't make any plays with us in his last year but now he is in NO. Thats because Greg Williams is giving him some freedom roam and go make the play.

djp
10-27-2009, 01:47 PM
Vikings are going to lose to the Packers 27-17. I know it is early but shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiit.

Any reason for this post or are you just being a troll for no reason?

vikes_28
10-27-2009, 02:11 PM
Vikings are going to lose to the Packers 27-17. I know it is early but shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiit.

Don't be pissed cause we beat you.

the_legend_killer
10-27-2009, 06:47 PM
Someone's just mad that his team's kicker couldn't make a 42 yard FG.

General Zod
10-27-2009, 10:57 PM
Booty is tryin out for Houston.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Wilson-Texans-try-out-John-David-Booty.html

vikes_28
10-28-2009, 02:54 AM
Booty is tryin out for Houston.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Wilson-Texans-try-out-John-David-Booty.html

Houston enjoys signing worthless backups that have no future. What do you think guys, in the Forum Mock Oakland wants to trade for TJack, what should I ask for in return?

BuckNaked
10-28-2009, 04:14 PM
Houston enjoys signing worthless backups that have no future. What do you think guys, in the Forum Mock Oakland wants to trade for TJack, what should I ask for in return?

Asomugha, straight up.

vikes_28
10-28-2009, 04:39 PM
Asomugha, straight up.

Seriously. Right now the offer stands at Tavaris Jackson and a 4th for their 3rd.

General Zod
10-28-2009, 04:48 PM
Looks like Booty gets to learn under future HOF QB Vince Young.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Wilson-Booty-signed-to-Titans-practice-squad.html

Splat
10-28-2009, 05:54 PM
Orlando Thomas loses battle with ALS (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/28/orlando-thomas-loses-battle-with-als/)

marshallb
10-28-2009, 05:56 PM
Seriously. Right now the offer stands at Tavaris Jackson and a 4th for their 3rd.

I would probably do that. Their 3rd is a high 3rd, and our 4th is a low one, so it's a wide gap between those picks. Going by the TVC, it'd put T-Jack's value at that of a late 3rd, which would be good value.

djp
10-28-2009, 06:07 PM
Orlando Thomas loses battle with ALS (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/28/orlando-thomas-loses-battle-with-als/)

Damn what a terrible disease. He was good while he played here. RIP.

Vikes99ej
10-28-2009, 06:19 PM
37 is way to young to go. RIP Mr. Thomas.

General Zod
10-28-2009, 08:09 PM
Yeah I always liked him at safety, he was a hard hitter. 37 is to young to die anyways.

Edit: Fixed

Vikes99ej
10-28-2009, 08:55 PM
So I guess he hasn't passed?

http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/67053502.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD 3aPc:_Yyc:aUnciaec8O7EyUsl

Awesome to hear then.

General Zod
10-28-2009, 10:20 PM
So I guess he hasn't passed?

http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/67053502.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD 3aPc:_Yyc:aUnciaec8O7EyUsl

Awesome to hear then.

Jeez, nice epic fail by the Vikings website.

Fight on Orlando! :-)

Splat
10-29-2009, 10:52 AM
Sorry for posting an untrue story but in this case I'm glad it was wrong.

General Zod
10-29-2009, 10:55 AM
Sorry for posting an untrue story but in this case I'm glad it was wrong.

No worries man, I read that little nugget on more then one website before they came out and said he was alive.

Crazy_Chris
10-30-2009, 03:16 AM
Hey ran across something interesting thought I would let my fellow swdc Viking fans in on it...

Seems Brian Robison has been reading, and posting a bit on a Minnesota Vikings message board. I am pretty sure you all have been to the site not sure if you read the message boards(I do occasionally). It's isn't a hoax either he did a fan chat with Tim Yotter on the site and revealed his identity on the MB. here is the link to the chat transcript http://min.scout.com/2/914155.html. ... pretty cool to see a NFL player actually interacting with the fan base on a MB.

General Zod
10-30-2009, 07:51 AM
Very nice. Im gonna post on there how I think he should cut into Ray Edwards playing time. lol

vikes_28
11-01-2009, 01:31 AM
Just an update on the forum mock...

I'm not sure if you guys will like this move all to much, I'm not sure if this is a good move or not...The first move we made was:

WE GET:
Raiders 3rd

RAIDERS GET:
Tavaris Jackson
Our 3rd

The second trade I made:

WE GET:
Renaldo Hill
Denvers 3rd

DENVER GETS:
Anthony Hererra
Raiders 3rd.


I liked the deal, Renaldo Hill is a competent safety and that's what we needed. It eliminated a draft need for us. Now in the first round, I'm torn whether or not I should go for a QB or a DT or a LB. I want to go for QB but I don't know how much talent will be there. If Bradford or Clausen is there, then I'm going for QB, but of Terrance Cody is there, I will go for him. LB can wait til the 2nd round. I may trade our 3rd and Sage Rosenfels to get another 2nd round pick.

Let me know your thoughts...I hate flying solo here.

djp
11-03-2009, 10:38 AM
2-1 out of these last 3 is damn good in my book, and we could have easily won that Pittsburgh game. Our schedule takes a steep downturn in terms of talent. These next 3 games we should be big favorites with Detroit, Seattle, and Chicago (at home).

On another note, how good has Harvin been this year? That big return after the Packers scored was unreal. The guy just gives us something that we just plain didn't have last year.

He's alright, for a Gator.

The_Dude
11-03-2009, 12:14 PM
I have so impressed with Harvin this year. I knew that he was fast and had "moves" and stuff, but i have been most impressed with his strength. He has broken a large number of tackles by just bullying his way out of the defenders' arms.

Hopefully he & Sidney are able to keep their strong play up after the old man hangs 'em up again.... for good.

vikes_28
11-03-2009, 12:29 PM
I have so impressed with Harvin this year. I knew that he was fast and had "moves" and stuff, but i have been most impressed with his strength. He has broken a large number of tackles by just bullying his way out of the defenders' arms.

Hopefully he & Sidney are able to keep their strong play up after the old man hangs 'em up again.... for good.

We have our tall receiver and our speed receiver. Bye bye Berrian!

General Zod
11-03-2009, 01:28 PM
We have our tall receiver and our speed receiver. Bye bye Berrian!

yelp, I was thinking the same thing. Dont forget about Harvins hands. He catches everything. I just worry about his stamina. He gets ill often. I know that he gets headaches.

The Dynasty
11-03-2009, 02:04 PM
I am very glad to say I was very wrong about Percy Harvin and that he has exceeded expectations already. What he has brought in the Special Teams has been great and him and Brett seem to be connecting really well. I wouldn't say Bye bye to Bernard Berrian already. With him and Rice and Harvin, We have a really young good WR Core for years to come.

FuzzyGopher
11-03-2009, 02:17 PM
We have our tall receiver and our speed receiver. Bye bye Berrian!

I'm pretty sure his contract is front loaded so we have already paid him most of the money in his deal. No point in getting rid of him now if his salary isn't that much.

yo123
11-03-2009, 02:30 PM
Yeah, WR has gone from being a weakness to a real strength of our offense. Sidney Rice is going to be a legit #1 receiver, he has some of the best hands I've seen in a long time, if he gets his hands on the ball he catches it.

And Harvin, well he's just ridiculous. He's probably been the best kick returner in the league this year and is making a bigger impact as a receiver than I thought he would. Props to the front office for taking him over Oher, because I sure didn't agree with it at the time.

bored of education
11-03-2009, 05:59 PM
I am going to the Super Bowl.

.

. with the VIKINGS BITCHES!

Dr. Gonzo
11-03-2009, 07:22 PM
I am going to the Super Bowl.

.

. with the VIKINGS BITCHES!

Yeah! I'll see you there sir.

marshallb
11-03-2009, 09:13 PM
And Harvin, well he's just ridiculous. He's probably been the best kick returner in the league this year and is making a bigger impact as a receiver than I thought he would. Props to the front office for taking him over Oher, because I sure didn't agree with it at the time.

No doubt. I felt the same way, although it eased the pain when Loadholt fell to us in round 2. I still remember how pissed I got when we took Percy over Oher, but I did calm down a lot when Loadholt fell. It has definitely worked out very well for us so far. Loadholt looks like with a little improvement that he could be a longtime starter at RT and Percy looks to be a future pro-bowler who is extremely dangerous with the ball in his hands. The only thing is we need these guys to stay healthy, and both have had some injuries and other illnesses already.

yo123
11-04-2009, 12:13 AM
On another note, I have probably given him as much crap as anyone over the years but has anyone else noticed how well Cedric Griffin has played this year? He has really stepped up and we've needed him to with Winfield being out. We've had some trouble against the pass, but from what I've seen it's mostly the safeties. Griffin has been great.

vikes_28
11-04-2009, 12:17 AM
On another note, I have probably given him as much crap as anyone over the years but has anyone else noticed how well Cedric Griffin has played this year? He has really stepped up and we've needed him to with Winfield being out. We've had some trouble against the pass, but from what I've seen it's mostly the safeties. Griffin has been great.

Don't you just love it when we are 7-1!!!!!!!!! :D

Gay Ork Wang
11-04-2009, 04:22 AM
Kudos to Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune and the Elias Sports Bureau for digging up this note: Minnesota guard Steve Hutchinson committed his first holding penalty in six years Sunday at Lambeau Field.

That’s right. Before Sunday, Hutchinson hadn’t been called for a hold since November of 2003, when he played for Seattle. And according to research, it was only the third penalty of any kind Hutchinson has been called for since he joined the Vikings in 2004.
such a beast

pete_norm
11-04-2009, 08:20 AM
Against Pittsburg, he had a false start penalty which was his first in 37 games i think... ARE YOU LISTENING RYAN COOK???

marshallb
11-04-2009, 12:50 PM
On another note, I have probably given him as much crap as anyone over the years but has anyone else noticed how well Cedric Griffin has played this year? He has really stepped up and we've needed him to with Winfield being out. We've had some trouble against the pass, but from what I've seen it's mostly the safeties. Griffin has been great.

Griffin really struggled the first few weeks, but since Winfield got hurt, and even the Rams game, he has played very good.

vikes_28
11-04-2009, 02:04 PM
Griffin really struggled the first few weeks, but since Winfield got hurt, and even the Rams game, he has played very good.

Or maybe he just looks good now cause he is the best DB we have on the field.

yo123
11-04-2009, 02:22 PM
Or maybe he just looks good now cause he is the best DB we have on the field.


Look at what the Steelers/Packers top receivers did against us. They were supposed to dominate against our Winfieldless secondary, but they did nothing significant.

vikes_28
11-04-2009, 02:24 PM
Look at what the Steelers/Packers top receivers did against us. They were supposed to dominate against our Winfieldless secondary, but they did nothing significant.

/Sarcasm....

yo123
11-04-2009, 02:28 PM
/Sarcasm....


Ok now you've lost me.

vikes_28
11-04-2009, 07:00 PM
Ok now you've lost me.

Sorry about that man. I meant that I was being sarcastic when I said that last comment.

General Zod
11-04-2009, 11:28 PM
Benny Sapps play have also improved as well. Besides his stupid penalties.

vikes_28
11-05-2009, 04:08 AM
Benny Sapps play have also improved as well. Besides his stupid penalties.

Benny Sapp is a legit nickelback.

General Zod
11-05-2009, 07:12 AM
Benny Sapp is a legit nickelback.

True, I wouldnt want him as a starting corner long term. But in Winfields absence he has been solid. Paymeh has been up and down. After the Baltimore game I thought he was god awful, but there has been times where he made some ok plays. I would still like to see more of Asher Allen.

Now if Meideu Williams would just learn how to tackle....

yo123
11-05-2009, 02:05 PM
Asher Allen has kind of sucked from what I've seen, obviously I'm not panicking because he's a rookie, but I'm fine with keeping the CB rotation as it is right now given the performance.

Also, bye weeks blow.

General Zod
11-05-2009, 08:39 PM
Im glad our bye week was later in the season then earlier. Gives our wounded an extra week to heal up. So old man Favre can give that arm a bit of rest.

marshallb
11-05-2009, 08:43 PM
Im glad our bye week was later in the season then earlier. Gives our wounded an extra week to heal up. So old man Favre can give that arm a bit of rest.

I am too, it should help out late in the season, and hopefully deep into the playoffs. I hate byes though. There is nothing to do.

vikes_28
11-05-2009, 08:48 PM
Apparently Favre injured his groin. Saw it on Star Tribunes website this morning.

marshallb
11-05-2009, 09:01 PM
Apparently Favre injured his groin. Saw it on Star Tribunes website this morning.

I read about that a few days ago, from what I read, he hurt that last week sometime, and aggravated it before the game, but played through it. Shouldn't be anything serious.

The_Dude
11-05-2009, 09:15 PM
Im glad our bye week was later in the season then earlier. Gives our wounded an extra week to heal up. So old man Favre can give that arm a bit of rest.

I also prefer the later bye week.... ususally too cold for boat rides ;) However, the weather this weekend could be too nice for them to resist....

General Zod
11-06-2009, 06:04 AM
And when we drafted him, I really thought he'd be a great addition for us too.

Not one of my best draft predictions lol

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/12476753/former-vikings-first-round-pick-james-arrested

Kid_Ego
11-06-2009, 11:58 AM
I dont know if anyone noticed but loadholt chased down both pittsburgh returns to the end zone impressive for a big man.
Percy Harvin wow I was Nicks all the way both have been had decent starts but Harvin wins by a landslide. About time one of Childress gambles paid off.
Am I the only one worried about our play calling? We should of blown out Ravens Pack twice and yet we struggled to win these games. I just dont get the lets get a big lead and let the other team come back mentality.
From the words of a long forgotten video Game "FINISH HIM"

General Zod
11-06-2009, 01:44 PM
Am I the only one worried about our play calling?

I think its been mentioned a couple times yes.

pete_norm
11-06-2009, 02:45 PM
About time one of Childress gambles paid off.


It's not the first time Childress' gamble pay off...

Harvin is a beast.
Jared Allen was a huge gamble with his DUI problem and what we traded for him, we now know how good he is.
Favre was a gamble with his age and his surgery... He's doing not bad at all too.
AP was seen like a risk by some draft experts because of his history of injuries, especially since we already had a good running back. This one paid off too.

I think we should give more credit to Childress for his drafting and personnel moves than we do. He's not bad at it at all. Now if he only could learn clock management and play calling...

rchrd
11-07-2009, 11:23 AM
Chester Taylor, Ben Leber, Visanthe Shiancoe all his moves as well no?

The play calling worries me though, the amount of times we've come out strong and struggled later on usually shows the other coaches making proper adjustments and us sitting on what we've got and hoping to see it out.

marshallb
11-07-2009, 12:20 PM
My only thing is how much of those personnel moves are Chilly's decision making, and not Spielman and whoever else is in charge in the FO. I would put more of the personnel moves towards the FO, with a few going toward Chilly, particularly Harvin.

FuzzyGopher
11-07-2009, 02:19 PM
The play calling worries me though, the amount of times we've come out strong and struggled later on usually shows the other coaches making proper adjustments and us sitting on what we've got and hoping to see it out.

That's been on more of the defensive side of the ball though. The Offense has done pretty well, except for some struggles in the red zone.

Vikes99ej
11-07-2009, 02:35 PM
And when we drafted him, I really thought he'd be a great addition for us too.

Not one of my best draft predictions lol

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/12476753/former-vikings-first-round-pick-james-arrested

*looks at his own username and facepalms*

yo123
11-07-2009, 09:08 PM
Just say it's for EJ Henderson.

The Dynasty
11-08-2009, 11:36 AM
Bye Weeks Suck. Go Cardinals and Bucs though.

yo123
11-08-2009, 03:23 PM
http://www.13runspool.com/images/football/Tampa%20Bay%20Buccaneers%20Primary%20Logo.gif

Best bye week ever.

djp
11-08-2009, 03:30 PM
hahahaha the Packer fans on my Facebook feed are absolutely awesome right now.

"Mike you fat **** I'm going to skull **** your children"

"This team reminds me of the Bad News Bears pre-Walter Mathau"

pete_norm
11-08-2009, 05:55 PM
I'll take a Bye week like that any week of the season :)

vikes_28
11-08-2009, 10:18 PM
Now lets just hope we get a win against the bears coming up! I have a feeling we will win the next 3 games, and after the third, clinch a playoff birth, and after that I really don't know what to think. I have a feeling that Childress will pull Favre early as long as we clinch a spot in the playoffs. Maybe around week 14 pull him. I want 13 wins this season!!! It was a nice bye-week. Lol packers.

General Zod
11-09-2009, 12:16 AM
On a side note, Im still a big fan of the orange Bucs jersey.

vikes_28
11-09-2009, 12:54 AM
On a side note, Im still a big fan of the orange Bucs jersey.

Well, you are 1 in about 7 on this forum that are old enough to remember them :)

Crazy_Chris
11-09-2009, 01:51 AM
Now lets just hope we get a win against the bears coming up! I have a feeling we will win the next 3 games, and after the third, clinch a playoff birth, and after that I really don't know what to think. I have a feeling that Childress will pull Favre early as long as we clinch a spot in the playoffs. Maybe around week 14 pull him. I want 13 wins this season!!! It was a nice bye-week. Lol packers.

I doubt that would happen unless home field advantage is already clinched(by Vikes or the Saints) by then(which seems unlikely). Even so he couldn't just pull Favre 3 weeks early, which would basically equate to 4 weeks as it is likely the Vikes have a 1st round bye. A whole month without Favre could end up taking the offense almost completely out of Rythym.

pete_norm
11-09-2009, 07:56 AM
Pretty interesting article about the number of sacks each team gets vs the number of player the team sends after the QB.

As of this morning, the Vikings have more sacks coming from 4-man rush (24) than all but one (Eagles) of the other teams in the NFL have in totals sacks. I guess it shows the strenght of our defensive line (and that we played the Packers twice :) )

It's worth a read.


http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2009/11/06/between-the-lines/?tid=sbn

marshallb
11-09-2009, 12:56 PM
Pretty interesting article about the number of sacks each team gets vs the number of player the team sends after the QB.

As of this morning, the Vikings have more sacks coming from 4-man rush (24) than all but one (Eagles) of the other teams in the NFL have in totals sacks. I guess it shows the strenght of our defensive line (and that we played the Packers twice :) )

It's worth a read.


http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2009/11/06/between-the-lines/?tid=sbn

That is interesting. I def. think it helps having played the most sacked team in the league twice, but we are also probably part of the reason they've been sacked the most, too.

djp
11-10-2009, 05:22 PM
Pretty interesting article about the number of sacks each team gets vs the number of player the team sends after the QB.

As of this morning, the Vikings have more sacks coming from 4-man rush (24) than all but one (Eagles) of the other teams in the NFL have in totals sacks. I guess it shows the strenght of our defensive line (and that we played the Packers twice :) )

It's worth a read.


http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2009/11/06/between-the-lines/?tid=sbn

With the amount of $ we have poured into our d-line, we better.

General Zod
11-10-2009, 10:56 PM
Well, you are 1 in about 7 on this forum that are old enough to remember them :)

Hey!! :-(




yeah your right. lol

hagy34
11-13-2009, 01:55 AM
We are really going to need homefield because the Saints would be tough to beat in the Superdome. At the very least we gotta have a 1st round bye. I DO NOT want to play Dallas or Philadelphia on the road in the 2nd round.

13-3 sounds about right at this point...

vikes_28
11-14-2009, 02:10 AM
I just realized that the Vikings could clinch a playoff berth by the end of November. The odds are crazy, but it can be done.

-The vikes would have to win their next three games, making them 10-1.

-The bears would have to lose two of their next 3, which they already lost 1 of them to San Francisco. If they lose two of them and win 1, they will be 5-7, if they lose all three, they will be 4-8.

-The packers will have to lose two of their next 3. If that happens, they will also be 5-7.

Even if the Vikings lost the remaining games of the season after going 10-1, they would still make the playoffs as a wildcard team. The only team that they have lost to this year is the Steelers (obviously), so there is no crazy tie-breaking rules to be put in place.

What would you guys think of clinching a playoff berth in November? Its possible, but it will be difficult.

General Zod
11-14-2009, 09:13 AM
Its possible, I keep waiting for GB to turn things around and start winning some games. I actually think they are going to upset the Cowboys this sunday.

I see Winfield is going to miss another game. I kinda figured this would happen since its the Lions.

yo123
11-14-2009, 01:40 PM
Yeah, no reason at all for Winfield to play Sunday, I've been really surprised at how this corner by committee thing has been working. Granted we're giving up some yards but it's not nearly as bad as I expected.

marshallb
11-14-2009, 02:31 PM
I just realized that the Vikings could clinch a playoff berth by the end of November. The odds are crazy, but it can be done.

-The vikes would have to win their next three games, making them 10-1.

-The bears would have to lose two of their next 3, which they already lost 1 of them to San Francisco. If they lose two of them and win 1, they will be 5-7, if they lose all three, they will be 4-8.

-The packers will have to lose two of their next 3. If that happens, they will also be 5-7.

Even if the Vikings lost the remaining games of the season after going 10-1, they would still make the playoffs as a wildcard team. The only team that they have lost to this year is the Steelers (obviously), so there is no crazy tie-breaking rules to be put in place.

What would you guys think of clinching a playoff berth in November? Its possible, but it will be difficult.

I'd love that, but we def. couldn't just give up then, we have to go for home-field advantage. Also, we wouldn't be in as the wildcard, we'd have clinched the division, as the best the Pack and Bears could finish in that scenario is 9-7, and the worst we could finsih would be 10-6.

djp
11-15-2009, 11:13 PM
Whenever the media mentions "since 1998" regarding the Vikings it brings back some painful memories.

vikes_28
11-15-2009, 11:29 PM
Whenever the media mentions "since 1998" regarding the Vikings it brings back some painful memories.

I was going to post a video of this. But I can't seem to find it on youtube. I will always hate Gary Anderson. I was 8 at that point. I cried when he missed. Fuckhead.

yo123
11-15-2009, 11:36 PM
Please do not post that video.

Gary Anderson is my least favorite person on the planet. What an awful human being.

General Zod
11-15-2009, 11:49 PM
I still get a wave of nausea when I think about that game.


Please never mention it again.

hagy34
11-16-2009, 12:48 AM
8-1 is a beautiful thing.

JFLO
11-16-2009, 08:03 AM
I was going to post a video of this. But I can't seem to find it on youtube. I will always hate Gary Anderson. I was 8 at that point. I cried when he missed. Fuckhead.

Same exact story here...I just started to like the Vikings around 97-98 and I was so excited for that game against the Falcons.

Then Gary happened...

I too cried my eyes out after that game...

FuzzyGopher
11-16-2009, 09:15 AM
A couple of thoughts on the Lions game. We have still yet to play a full 60 minutes of football, except for maybe the Steelers game. When we do we will destroy someone. Percy Harvin is an absolute stud, how did he not get laid out on that td? He just bounced off and took it to the house. Bernard Berrian can suck a dick covered in glass. That is all.