27 February 2009
Other Viking News
The Vikings have re-signed TE Jimmy Kleinsasser. Kleinsasser reportedly got a deal worth $9 million over the next three years. He has played for the Vikes his whole career, it would be nice to end it with them as well.
The Vikings released veteran Gus Frerotte to make room for Rosenfels. Coach Chilly the Vikes may bring up to 4 QBs to camp this season.
With T.J. Houshmandzadeh expressing interest with the Minnesota Viking next season. Here is a quote from his interview early this morning:
“I’m looking at teams I think have good coaches and good offensive lines and good running games. I have no idea if those teams are interested in me. If I can play with Adrian Peterson, can you imagine what I would do getting one-on-one coverage with Adrian Peterson? I am going to win 98.6 percent of the time with one-on-one coverage with him in the backfield.”
It is being said that TJ is looking for a contract that would give him 10 million a year. The Vikes will be battling about 8 other teams that will be looking to ink a deal with Houshmandzadeh. T.J. Houshmandzadeh is one of the most viable after FA(free agent) receivers this offseason. It would interesting to see only if the Vikes would be about to land him.
25 February 2009
Vikings Cornerback Charles Gordon signed a 1 year deal yesterday. He was to become a free agent on Thurday at 11 PM. As many of people remeber the way that his 2008 season ended was in the Vikings' 28-27 victory over Green Bay on Nov. 9 when he suffered a gruesome injury to his left ankle on a punt return at the Metrodome. Gordon was the Vikings nickel back for the Vikes last season.
The Vikings organization are hoping for Gordon be be back full strength by the time the mini camps are starting for the position players as long rehab goes well. Gordon is expected to receive a base salary of about $530,000, with a chance to earn another $500,000 in incentives.
24 February 2009
The Minnesota Vikings and the Houston Texans are reported to having a trade in the works. The Vike are in need of a QB and the Texans are willing to unload one. The Vikes were going after Sage Rosenfels last season when the deal fell through, the Vikes offered Houston a third-round pick for Rosenfels last February, but the Texans asked for a second-rounder.
It looks like both clubs will try to make a second go at it. It reported that the Vikings would be their 4th round pick to Houston for Sage Rosenfels. Nothing can be official until 11PM Thursday night, because this when Free Agency begins.
With this addition,Rosenfels would leave Gus Frerotte would be the odd man out.Rosenfels would be an upgrade to what the Vikes have at the Quarterback position right now. He would be one of the better QBs in the Chilly era that is for certain. With this addition Rosenfels would compete for the starting job with Tarvaris Jackson and in all likelihood win the job. Rosenfels is what the Vikes would want in a QB a player to manage the game and not throw the game away.Giving up a fourth rounder isn’t too high of a price and he does have some experience.
Here are some of Rosenfels highlights:
- In 2005, Rosenfels led the Dolphins to their biggest comeback in 31 years, rallying them from 20 points down in the fourth quarter to a 24-23 victory over Buffalo. Rosenfels directed touchdown drives of 70, 49 and 73 yards, with the winning score coming on a 4-yard TD pass to Chris Chambers on fourth down with 6 seconds left.
- In 2007 with Houston, Rosenfels tied an NFL record with four fourth-quarter TD passes, and he also threw a two-point conversion, but the Texans lost to Tennessee 38-36 on Rob Bironas' record eighth field goal of the game.
23 February 2009
With the Vikes in desperate need of a QB and the Falcons wanting to trade away the contract rights of Micheal Vick to a different team(so they do not have to put with the headache anymore). This also depends if Roger the Hammer Goodell will reinstate Vick or not. This is a big question mark considering the illegal gambling and animal cruelty. Here what Childress said:
Minnesota coach Brad Childress said the Vikings are looking for someone to challenge Tarvaris Jackson, and are willing to make moves to ensure that it happens.
"We need to put somebody in place that will push him and compete with him," Childress said. "I think competition is the nature of the game."
Childress wouldn't confirm or deny interest in Vick.The Vikes are in need of a real QB the compete with T-Jack. It is sickening seeing the QB situation in Minnesota with the team that they have.The Vikes ave a top 10 defense and the best running back in the NFL. The main void remains to be at the signal caller. It would interesting to see if the Vikes do sign a ex con and all. What if....
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17 February 2009
With the Vikes in a search of a QB and the Bus cutting ties with Jeff Garcia.Garcia would be a good match for the Vikes this season. Garcia quarterback that is a competitor, he will give it his all every down of every week.He have many tool in his pocket to give to the team that does pick him up. He is a leader on the field, mobile QB(rushing over 2000 yards for his career), but not a run first quarterback,good decision making on the fly. Garcia does not throw many interceptions, which he is averaging 1 interception for every 44 passes attempts.He has not had over 20 passing touchdown in a season for a while, but with the1-2 punch with Peterson and Taylor. This means that Garcia would not have to be relied on to make big play after big play. He would be an addition and upgrade from the QB's the Vikes had last season. With the addition of Garcia, many sports critics say that the Vikes would be considered one of the top team in the NFC in the upcoming season. With Garcia out there it will be interesting to see if the Vikes do go after him. It would be a dumb move if they don't even try. He has proven that he can win in the NFL, something that Vikes need from their QB.
12 February 2009
It looks like that Brett Favre did it again. He has announced his retirement with the Jets yesterday at a new conference. Favre says it is time hang up the cleats for good this time.Right now, I am not sure what to think right nowabout this news. This is the 2nd retirement for Favre in the past 12 months and then there was the whole Green Bay fiasco all summer long.
The Jets already placed him on reserve-retired list, meaning the quarterback’s retirement paperwork had been filed with the NFL — something he didn’t do last winter with the Packers.
If the Jets had simply released him.In fact, an ESPN report said that Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, had explored getting his client let go from his contract.But now Favre and the Jets say there was never a request for a release from his contract.It is going to be interesting to see what all happens this offseason. There have been reports again that Favre is longing to go to the Vikes. It remains to be seen if anything will happen between Favre and the Vikes in the near future. For now at least, Favre is a retiree, but this one just might be for good, he and the NFL can move forward. This will be more realistic if Farve is not on a NFL roster this September.
10 February 2009
The NFC offense did not score points with the turnover, but did manage give the AFC the ball at their 20. The first play of the series was a pass, not making it better than the previous. Jared Allen, stripped the ball from behind on Collins, recovered his own fumble to the 10 yards line. The NFC had the ball for one play, the ball was handed off to Adrian Peterson for a 10 yard TD to give the NFC the lead 17-14.
This was a key score in the game to lead the NFC to a victory 31-21.The MVP of the game was Larry Fitzgerald, he had 5 catches for 81 yards and 2 TD's.
- The Williams Brothers: Kevin had 4 solo tackles, Phat Pat 3 tackles
- Jared Allen: 3 tackles and fumble recovery
- Adrian Peterson: carried the ball 8 times for 48 yards and a TD
- Steve Hutchinson did play almost the entire game.
- Antonio Winfield: 4 tackles and INT
06 February 2009
That is right ladies and gentlemen, New England has announced that they stamped the franchise tag over Matt Cassel's head.What does this mean to Vikings to acquire Cassel as their QB? The move means the quarterback remains a free agent, but the Patriots can match any offer made by another team or allow him to sign with that team in exchange for two first-round draft picks.
This will ensure that the Pats have an insurance policy in place, if Tom Brady will not be healthly enough to go at the season opener. If Cassel does sign with the Pats this season, he will be getting 1 year-14.65 mil this season, but the Pats might also trade him based on Brady's progress. There is no way that the Pats will be able to keep two QBs whose contracts would take up 25 percent of the salary cap. It will be an interesting one to see what all traspires with the QB issue in New England.
03 February 2009
Chris Mortensen has now added his opinion to the town of Rumorville. It was last week, the Peter King voiced his opinion that Favre would be a Viking. Now Chris Mortensen reports that Favre could be angling to be a Viking next season. It would not be an involved trade, because this would cost the Jets multiple 1st round picks.
The Jets reportedly would like an indication from Favre about his future plans by February 18th, when the NFL combine starts.If Favre does stay a Jet, he may need to restructure his contract considering the tightness of their salary cap or this does not happen the Jets could just full out release Favre. Nobody knows what the interest the Vikes have in Favre. We all know that he can make plays and can hit a receiver is stride that would be a nice change.This will be another interesting drama. I hope that ti is not DRAWN out like it was last season.
02 February 2009
The game came alive in the fourth quarter with the Cards down 20-7. It was then the Cardinal passing attack came to life.Fitzgerald made six of his seven catches for 115 of his 127 yards and both touchdowns in the final 5 1/2 minute. The last touchdown put the Cards up for a while, but Arizona scored too fast give Big Ben and Company with enough time for a great drive.Big Ben lead the Steeler to a 78 yard march down the field for a Santonio Holmes TD grab with 35 seconds left in the game.It sealed the deal with Cardinal miracle march in the playoffs was over.
01 February 2009
With the Hall of Fame class of 2009 coming out yesterday. Randall McDaniel was among this class. He was one the best Offensive Linemen to play for the Beloved Purple. He is widely recognized as one the of the greatest and most versatile offensive lineman set NFL record by starting in 12 consecutive Pro Bowls (1989-2000). Started 202 consecutive games in his career.It was quite interest to see that he was the only Viking to make into Canton and not Cris Carter nor John Randall. McDaniel was also a Fridge back(a Lineman used as a full back in the red zone). Here are some of his other achievements:
- 9x First-team All-Pro selection (1990-1998)
- 10x First-team All-NFC (1989-1998)
- 1x Second-team All-NFC (1988)
- NFL 1990's All-Decade Team
- Vikings Ring of Honor(2006)
- National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame(2008)
- NFL Hall of Fame(2009)