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Spielman reiterates that Vikes don't want Vick

The impromptu denial from owner Zygi Wilf of any interest in quarterback Mike Vick could be explained away as the same kind of heat-of-the-moment, knee-jerk response Wilf gave in February regarding Brett Favre, whom the team thereafter pursued like a Doberman chasing a mail truck.

But Wilf’s words were echoed (sort of) by coach Brad Childress during a Thursday press conference, who basically said that the team will apply the “love the one(s) your with” approach to its current quarterback depth chart.

V.P. of player personnel Rick Spielman was even more pointed, telling our Tom Curran (who’s in Mankato through tomorrow) that the Vikings aren’t interested in Vick.

This contradicts a report from Chris Myers of FOX Sports Radio, who said earlier today that the Vikings have been doing their homework on Vick, and that the lines of communication between the Vikings and agent Joel Segal were open.

Indeed, the Vikings have been talking regularly (we assume) with Segal, who represents receiver Percy Harvin, Minnesota’s first-round pick from the 2009 draft.

One thing we’ve learned is that things can’t be taken at face value in this business.  Maybe the truth is that the Vikings decided to do some due diligence on Vick — and to pull the plug and claim no interest in him if word leaked before the Vikings could make a final decision on whether to sign him to a contract.

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26 Responses to “Spielman reiterates that Vikes don't want Vick”
  1. bills9951 says: Jul 30, 2009 7:08 PM

    vick is going to san francisco, do your homework i did mine

  2. Kevin Greenstein says: Jul 30, 2009 7:13 PM

    Or maybe, the Vikings are using this opportunity to test the waters and see what their fans’ response is to the Vick rumors. If it’s positive, their stance can change and they can justify it as responding to their fans’ desire to see Vick wearing a purple #7 jersey. Hmm. If the Vikings sign Vick, will Tarvaris Jackson surrender that #7 jersey? Lots of intrigue all around…

  3. bear0402 says: Jul 30, 2009 7:23 PM

    The Vikings have been saying no about Vick for quite some time, can this be put to rest now?

  4. virtualplague says: Jul 30, 2009 7:34 PM

    Why would the Vikings want Vick?
    They already have a fast, black QB who can’t pass.

  5. empty13 says: Jul 30, 2009 7:41 PM

    the minnesota vickqueens!

  6. coinzombie says: Jul 30, 2009 7:52 PM

    Uff da! Sign Mike vick!!!!!I have tried to give Chilly the benefit of the doubt after wanting his head on a stick after that first season,like countless other fans. Farve is gonna try to crawl back in the window close to the regular season.The hell wit him.GIVE THE FANS SOME EXICTEMENT!Signing ViCK,GOOD OR BAD will make for some awesome action.AP,HARVIN,VICK How the hell can that not be fun.Sure,Vickwasnt the greatest passer,but he will keep the defenses honest.You do have B..Berrian on the outside,And a quality O-line. Dont you understand half the reason we should have gotten Cutler was to keep him away from our division rivals,but no!Chilly knows better.How about Vick as a bear?or a lion ?WAKE UP!!SIGN VICK !!!

  7. LewD says: Jul 30, 2009 8:04 PM

    maybe they did their homework and decided he was not worth the trouble ….

  8. Biff Henderson says: Jul 30, 2009 8:17 PM

    The last time I looked at a poll about who should be the next Domequeens QB in the Star Tribune, Roseycheeks and Mexico were about even, T Joke trailed far behind. There’s your fan sentiment all wrapped up with a big, purple ribbon.

  9. mnmaverick says: Jul 30, 2009 8:49 PM

    No, the liberals are the only ones who participate in polls. they are not a fair guage of interest at all.
    Reality is that any QB is better than Toodles or Sage.
    Even Vick.

  10. george mason says: Jul 30, 2009 9:05 PM

    Vick and Jackson share the same agent…Joel Segal. Why would Segal screw TJoke out of a potential starting job when he knows Jackson is in his final year of his rookie contract and needs to play well to secure guranteed cash next year?

  11. bob says: Jul 30, 2009 9:11 PM

    I’m a 40+ year Vikes fan F Vick. He’s where he belongs out of football. Loveboat, Walker trade,not getting Bret, Denny Green,letting Tony D. get away, Mike T.get away. We’ve made enough dumb moves.

  12. empty13 says: Jul 30, 2009 9:26 PM

    in 2005 and 2006, so-called QB ookie took 6-2 and 5-3 teams and drove them to 2-6 finishes.
    either he sucks or he wasnt working very hard or he was throwing games.
    in fact, it is more normal for vick teams to close badly than not.
    and he is slower now, and the rest of the leagus is faster.
    if i was the vikes i wouldnt ingest the cancer.

  13. JimmySmith says: Jul 30, 2009 9:38 PM

    Doing their homework on Vick?
    They should have done their homework on T Jack Off before they traded up into the second round to draft that bozo.
    But Childress can really develop those QB’s, or so he says.

  14. Mastro says: Jul 30, 2009 9:46 PM

    Yes we don’t want Mike Vick.. I don’t know how many more times they have to say it before Florio and the rest of the media stops suggesting he would be good for our team.. We already got rid of Daunte Culpepper cause he was a black qb that could only run and couldnt throw.. you dont win championships that way.
    Hopefully Mike Vick gets attacked by a wild pack of pitbulls over the next couple of days so we dont have to hear about him anymore.. I prefer listening to the Brett Favre shananigans.

  15. rcunningham says: Jul 30, 2009 9:56 PM

    “Mastro says: July 30, 2009 9:46 PM
    Yes we don’t want Mike Vick.. I don’t know how many more times they have to say it before Florio and the rest of the media stops suggesting he would be good for our team.. We already got rid of Daunte Culpepper cause he was a black qb that could only run and couldnt throw.. you dont win championships that way. ”
    Are you joking? Culpepper was a TD throwing machine. Only problem was he shot out his knee…

  16. FumbleNuts says: Jul 30, 2009 10:04 PM

    “One thing we’ve learned is that things can’t be taken at face value in this business.”
    EXACTLY!
    I smell a smokescreen? Vick will end up on the Vikes or the 49ers.

  17. as big as a hat says: Jul 30, 2009 10:04 PM

    The only team in the league that doesn’t give a rat’s ass about what anyone thinks is the Raiders. Next up would be the Patriots. Any other club that signs Vick has a GM or influential coach praying for an extension.

  18. RacinJason says: Jul 30, 2009 10:19 PM

    The Vikes need to quit chasing their tail with Jackson. He has proven time again that he is unreliable when his team needs him. Sage is a career back up. They need to invest some time with J.D. Booty and let him compete for the starting job.

  19. Nathan Explosion says: Jul 30, 2009 10:20 PM

    Michael Vick is black you say?

  20. sevendollarbologna says: Jul 30, 2009 10:36 PM

    This crap is worse than “Farve” watch! Why can’t anyone just sit back, & wait for the first injury in training camp to come?

  21. ufzo says: Jul 30, 2009 10:39 PM

    why do racist remarks like virtualplauges’ get posted on this site…i guess blacks are not supposed to enjoy this site huh…great job by the editors….2009 or 1959…betcha this wont appear…..oh i forgot no matter the year a racist will always rear its head

  22. ufzo says: Jul 30, 2009 10:40 PM

    why do racist remarks like virtualplauges’ get posted on this site…i guess blacks are not supposed to enjoy this site huh…great job by the editors….2009 or 1959…betcha this wont appear…..oh i forgot no matter the year a racist will always rear its head

  23. c.carterhof says: Jul 30, 2009 10:54 PM

    Thats funny Nathan!!! A good laugh. Hey Packer fans- the Minnesota Vikings are still NFC NORTH CHAMPIONS!! 6-10 does not even compete with 10-6. You guys are chumps, your defense sucks! Better hope Dom Capers is a majician. Hes gonna have to be to get somthin out of that no talent group. Trust me you can have the best offense in the world, but if you cant stop the other team – YOU SUCK!

  24. c.carterhof says: Jul 30, 2009 11:02 PM

    Oh and Jimmy, your coach is fat, and the only reason he had any success is he rode Favre’s coattails. And then he dumped him! And then last year he put the blame on his def. cor., wonder what the excuse will be this year. He’s a loser. Just like you.

  25. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 30, 2009 11:49 PM

    # rcunningham says: July 30, 2009 9:56 PM
    Are you joking? Culpepper was a TD throwing machine. Only problem was he shot out his knee…\
    ————————–
    TD throwing machine WHEN there was a guy named Moss and they could just heave it up. After they booted him out of Minnesota, he turned into a chump playing QB.

  26. jimicos says: Jul 31, 2009 11:06 AM

    ufzo says:
    July 30, 2009 10:39 PM
    why do racist remarks like virtualplauges’ get posted on this site…i guess blacks are not supposed to enjoy this site huh…great job by the editors….2009 or 1959…betcha this wont appear…..oh i forgot no matter the year a racist will always rear its head
    ——————————-
    What was wrong with what virtualplague said? It’s true. And he didn’t make the generalization that “black QBs can’t pass”. That would be racist and stupid. He just said Tarvaris and Vick are both fast, both black and neither can pass. I think it was just a true statement.

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