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No practice for Tarvaris on Sunday

Though there was some belief that Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson might return to the field on Sunday after suffering a sprained MCL on Saturday, it didn’t happen.

Jackson missed the single session, and now the question becomes whether he’ll practice on Monday.

Per the Minneapolis Star Tribune, coach Brad Childress said there’s a “chance” Jackson will return only two days after suffering the Grade I tear (which is what a “sprain” is).

“We will see how he feels when he wakes up and see what he has got going,” Childress said.

The absence of Jackson has worked to the benefit of Sage Rosenfels, who received the bulk of the reps on Sunday.  Second-year backup John David Booty also saw an increase in his workload.

If Jackson doesn’t return fairly quickly, Rosenfels could end up securing the inside track to being the Week One starter.

Then again, that also means he might be the first guy to get benched, too.

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42 Responses to “No practice for Tarvaris on Sunday”
  1. JoeSixPack says: Aug 2, 2009 11:13 PM

    How come every time I see this guy’s name I think of a mouth wash
    “Minty Fresh Tavaris!! Now with Glycerol!!!!”

  2. JaggedMark says: Aug 2, 2009 11:17 PM

    No QB. No receivers. And Mr. Wipple (for those that remember the old Charmin commercials) coaching the team. Awful season 5-11 coming.

  3. Darth Ringo says: Aug 2, 2009 11:23 PM

    Ha ha JoeSixPack!

  4. CJR says: Aug 2, 2009 11:24 PM

    You are retarded!! You have no idea what your talking about and shouldn’t be allowed to post!! For JaggedMark—-

  5. Nathan Explosion says: Aug 2, 2009 11:26 PM

    Vikes had no QB, no WRs, and Mr. Wipple last year and won 10 games and the division. Now they’re going to drop to 5-11?
    Okay…

  6. BENCHTJACK says: Aug 2, 2009 11:32 PM

    5-11? You should not bother watching then! This team will win 10 or more.

  7. FumbleNuts says: Aug 2, 2009 11:50 PM

    Mr. Whipple (Thanks Jagged Mark) should just roll with Sage Rosenfels at this point, in reality he gives the team a shot. I beleive that he can manage a game, get the ball downfield, and then just let Peterson run the hell out of it.

  8. madM100 says: Aug 2, 2009 11:52 PM

    as far as the vikings go i’d just like to let you know that: were cominnnn’ were cominnnn’

  9. supermatt9 says: Aug 3, 2009 12:58 AM

    Glycerol FTW!!!!
    No receivers is a BOLD statement JaggedMark. While the vikes may not have the best group of receivers in the league, they stack up just as well if not better than half the teams in the NFL.

  10. PurpleJeebus says: Aug 3, 2009 1:28 AM

    No receivers? How about Bernard Berrian and Percy Harvin. Bears, Titans, Jags…now those are teams with no receivers.
    10-6 last season with a worse receiver group than this year, and the QB situation is roughly the same. 5-11, ya right. You must be a Packer or Bears fan.

  11. Waiter1602 says: Aug 3, 2009 1:32 AM

    JaggedMark…..ummm pretty sure last year with almost the same Offence we won the division. OH and Harvin just signed. And I’m pretty sure Berrian is a solid WR. 1# RB in the Leauge and a top 3 defence…. 5-11? Really?
    People who bash the Vikings seem to not understand that we are still the best team in the division…. 5-11. What a joke.

  12. MightyTighty says: Aug 3, 2009 1:43 AM

    I think Rosenfels is a better QB than most think. He had one TERRIBLE game where he fumbled like a maniac, but overall I think he’s better than about half the starting QBs in the league right now.

  13. RealityTrip says: Aug 3, 2009 2:10 AM

    5-11 with a qb with no offensive line and no defense resmbles the Packlers. Away with you gaffedmark troll!

  14. RealityTrip says: Aug 3, 2009 2:16 AM

    Leave it to a packler fan to wish 5-11 on purple after suffering 6-10 hehe!!

  15. sevendollarbologna says: Aug 3, 2009 2:54 AM

    Sounds like: “operation shutdown” for T-Jack!
    Nice knowing ya ,Chilly!

  16. Ca_Viking says: Aug 3, 2009 7:11 AM

    In the game against Indy, most people remember the “spinning” fumble, but Rosenfel was killing Indy before that. With a bad OL and only one WR and no RB, Rosenfels led Houston to a 27-10 lead. Rosenfel has a 82 rating (NFL.com) as a starter and has a better OL and the best RB in football. Better than a washed-up HOF QB? Maybe.

  17. packerblitz says: Aug 3, 2009 7:26 AM

    Last season for the vikes was a mirage, those guys had 4 gift wrapped games, that was not a 10-6 team by no means. Can’t rely on gifts every season, vikes go 7-9 this year and baby Simon gets the boot! Packers take the division with Bears in second place. Now cry me a purple river 0 super bowler choke queens! LOL!

  18. er pete says: Aug 3, 2009 7:52 AM

    Sage hasn’t played ONE GAME yet for Minnesota – give the guy a shot. He had one bad quarter against the Colts last year, and that’s what people remember? I guess because no other quarterback has EVER thrown an interception or fumbled when their team was leading.
    Rosefels will be the starter all year (barring injury). I’m not a Viking fan, but Minnesota wins the division easily and goes farther than they would’ve with Farve.

  19. JimmySmith says: Aug 3, 2009 8:44 AM

    Talk about making a mountain out of a mole hill, Jackson has missed one practice and already everyone is ready to annoint Sage the starter for the season.
    I am sure Col Klink, in the vast genius that is his offensive mind, has a plan. Don’t be surpirsed if it includes KY Jelly, and assuming the prone position in Mississippi.

  20. Big Stretch says: Aug 3, 2009 8:44 AM

    Everyone knows the week 1 starter will be Brett Favre, soon as camp ends the primadonna will sign.

  21. jimicos says: Aug 3, 2009 8:59 AM

    madM100 says:
    August 2, 2009 11:52 PM
    as far as the vikings go i’d just like to let you know that: were cominnnn’ were cominnnn’
    —————————
    I didn’t realize they scheduled another Love Boat cruise.

  22. jimicos says: Aug 3, 2009 9:03 AM

    supermatt9 says:
    August 3, 2009 12:58 AM
    Glycerol FTW!!!!
    No receivers is a BOLD statement JaggedMark. While the vikes may not have the best group of receivers in the league, they stack up just as well if not better than half the teams in the NFL.
    —————————–
    Shirley you just be joking. They haven’t had a 1,000 yard receiver since Burleson barely cracked that barrier in 2004. 25th in the league in passing offense last season.
    And they “stack up just as well if not better than half the teams in the NFL”? By what measure?

  23. NFLFanForever says: Aug 3, 2009 9:04 AM

    Didn’t the vikings start out 0-2 last year against teams they should have beaten? GreenBay a (6-10) team, just a really bad team, and Jackson blew the game away against a very good Colts team (12-4) score was 18-15. Tjack is simple a very talented backup QB. I do not think the Vikes will go far with Tjack. I do not know about Sage.
    Can you imagine any NFL team being afraid of a team with names like this: Sage, Adrian, Percy, Sydney? Sounds like abunch of cross dressers.

  24. jimicos says: Aug 3, 2009 9:07 AM

    MightyTighty says:
    August 3, 2009 1:43 AM
    I think he’s better than about half the starting QBs in the league right now.
    ————————–
    Which is why they got him from Houston for a song and dance, right?

  25. jimicos says: Aug 3, 2009 9:14 AM

    er pete says:
    August 3, 2009 7:52 AM
    Sage hasn’t played ONE GAME yet for Minnesota – give the guy a shot. He had one bad quarter against the Colts last year, and that’s what people remember? I guess because no other quarterback has EVER thrown an interception or fumbled when their team was leading.
    Rosefels will be the starter all year (barring injury). I’m not a Viking fan, but Minnesota wins the division easily and goes farther than they would’ve with Farve.
    —————————–
    He also had a 1 TD, 4 INT game against the Ravens. He had 5 starts last season. In none of those games did he have more TDs than INTs. None.
    I’m not saying he’s worthless or anything. He’s probably better than Tarvaris. But is he the long term answer? Probably not. Is he a journeyman fill-in? Probably.
    The Vikings are the only team in the division with a definite need at QB who did not address it adequately.

  26. madM100 says: Aug 3, 2009 9:23 AM

    Ok what grown man wouldnt want to be on a party boat on the mississippi with strippers and whores. Our squad keeps it real on and off the field. Hey packer fans wisconsin is only good for 2 things: losing to the vikings and allowing me to purchase booze on sunday. Does anyone think the bears will ever figure out how to stop AD? Not bloody likely!!!!

  27. Dewey Axewound says: Aug 3, 2009 9:30 AM

    Some of the differences between last year and this year?
    This year the refs won’t gift-wrap another game for the Queens in the final minutes, like they did in the Detroit game last year.
    This year the pressure on Childo is palpable–he will be even more of an unimaginative despised boneheaded baldheaded douche than usual (if you can imagine that).
    This year Venus and Serena are gonna be missing 4 games, and distracted by legal issues for the ones they don’t miss. And their age will start to show (isn’t one of them–Pat–approaching menopause?)
    This year the lingering Favre stink clouds the entire locker room all season (while the typical delusional Dikes fans continue to assert: “IF we had our beloved Brett, we would have gone 19-0 for 3 consecutive perfect seasons, 3 Super Bowls, and 53 players making the Pro Bowl in each year…” and other such tripe).
    This year, Harvin–a chicken counted before the egg has hatched–will be handing out blunts on the Loveboat II by week 1, fined or suspended by the bye week, and out of the league by the end of the season.
    This year, Adriana’s fumblitis becomes chronic, and the inability to pick up a blitz leaves one of the QBs with a Theisman’d leg–which ends up being the ONLY solution to the chaotic turmoil and discontent of the on-going QB controversy.
    Peterson, too, ultimately does his best Theisman impersonation.
    This year Village Person extraordinaire Jared Allen swan dives off the proverbail wagon directly into a vat of Jack Daniels, to numb the guilt of so many cheap shots and the quiet the incessant voice inside his head that tells him to offer Shiancoe his “tight end”.
    This year the tumbleweeds blow through the empty seats in the homodome, while the wrecking ball/cranes rev their engines in anticipation…
    This year the Purple Fairies of the North pack their bags, as the city of L.A. draws up blueprints for the home of their new team: The Los Angeles Biqueens.

  28. madM100 says: Aug 3, 2009 9:31 AM

    and if you dont agree bryant mckinnie is gonna come uproot a pole from the ground and beat you in the head with it

  29. Ralph says: Aug 3, 2009 9:53 AM

    This place really brings out the pondscum from accross the river.
    With Sagevaris Jackenfels, we have a workable qb situation that will play itself out to our advantage. We have simply the best running game in the league and Percy only makes that better. Bernie is a top ten WR, and Percy will only make the receiving corps better, giving even more opportunities to Shiancoe who had a break-out season last year.
    Our return game has been weak in the past and Percy only makes that better.
    Let’s see that 8/9 in the box this year. What was a dangerous offense is now lethal.
    Across the river….. a new defense with roughly the same mediocre personel. A qb that only plays 3 qtrs and can’t win the close games.
    The Packers will have a hard enough time chasing Chicago and they better not look in the rear view mirror, because the Lions might roar past them leaving them in their rightful place. The cellar.

  30. jimicos says: Aug 3, 2009 10:05 AM

    madM100 says:
    August 3, 2009 9:23 AM
    Hey packer fans wisconsin is only good for 2 things: losing to the vikings and allowing me to purchase booze on sunday.
    ————————-
    They’re not that good at it, really. It’s been four years since they lost two to the Vikings. In fact, they’ve won 5 out of the last 6.
    I guess that’s where the booze comes in handy for you.

  31. Ralph says: Aug 3, 2009 10:38 AM

    Dewey Axewound – you got some serious latent homosexuality issues dude. Seek help.
    Just for the record, the Loveboat cruise was on Lake Minnetonka, not the river.
    As to the entire Butt Farte saga. I am so happy he’s not in purple. It would have tarnished our season to the point that I might have not even enjoyed thumping the Packers…..
    Nah, I’ll enjoy that no matter who is qb. Sagevaris Jackenfels is good enough to drive this Mercedes right through the NFC North and take us deep in the playoffs. First, though, I’m ready for a very exciting season of football.

  32. jimicos says: Aug 3, 2009 10:44 AM

    Ralph says:
    August 3, 2009 9:53 AM
    This place really brings out the pondscum from accross the river.
    With Sagevaris Jackenfels, we have a workable qb situation that will play itself out to our advantage. We have simply the best running game in the league and Percy only makes that better. Bernie is a top ten WR, and Percy will only make the receiving corps better, giving even more opportunities to Shiancoe who had a break-out season last year.
    Our return game has been weak in the past and Percy only makes that better.
    Let’s see that 8/9 in the box this year. What was a dangerous offense is now lethal.
    Across the river….. a new defense with roughly the same mediocre personel. A qb that only plays 3 qtrs and can’t win the close games.
    The Packers will have a hard enough time chasing Chicago and they better not look in the rear view mirror, because the Lions might roar past them leaving them in their rightful place. The cellar.
    ————————-
    Purple-tinted glasses again. They were ranked 5th in rushing, not first.
    Workable QB situation that will play itself out to your advantage? Riiiiight. After your coach/front-office have undermined them for the past couple of months. Sage could be OK. Time will tell. Jackson has already shown his stuff, and it’s not good.
    Berrian is a top 10 WR? In what league? Seriously. The guy has NEVER in his life cracked 1,000 yards receiving. He’s a one-trick pony.
    QB that only plays 3 qtrs? Some people drink the kool-aid. You’ve been guzzling it. Rodgers’ fourth quarter QB rating and TD passes were higher than his numbers for 1st and 3rd quarter. He was head and shoulders best in the 2nd quarter, but the other three were roughly the same in production.
    Aaron Rodgers’ 4th quarter QB rating is higher than the career QB rating of any current Vikings QB. In fact, it’s higher than Brett Favre’s career QB rating.
    Make no mistake about it. The Packers’ problems last season (especially in those close games) goes back to the defense and special teams problems. Last I checked, there are 0 QBs in this league who play defense or special teams. Try to explain it away, but Rodgers was very good.

  33. madM100 says: Aug 3, 2009 11:54 AM

    (Bryant Mckinnie uproots pole from ground and follows the smell of rotten cheese and B.O. right to dewey axewounds front door and knocks him silly Miami Hurricanes style)….(oh yah he pisses on your doorstep too)

  34. Dewey Axewound says: Aug 3, 2009 12:11 PM

    And thanks to all that wizardly reasoning, I must humbly admit–I think the Packers are fuct, too.
    Oh well.

  35. madM100 says: Aug 3, 2009 12:25 PM

    they all come around sooner or later

  36. jimicos says: Aug 3, 2009 12:44 PM

    madM100 says:
    August 3, 2009 11:49 AM
    See i could care less about last years stats, they have proven in the past to have no bearing on the next season, all we can do is make predictions based on what we see on paper and in the rosters.
    —————————
    Clearly you don’t care about stats. That’s why you’d make an ignorant statement about the Packers being good at losing to the Vikings. Wins and losses are stats.

  37. empty13 says: Aug 3, 2009 1:33 PM

    the 2008 packers outscored the opposition. their defense let them down. they arent a BAD team.
    if the vikes couldnt play detroit, who they barely beat twice and should have only beaten once… they would have been 9-7 or 8-8. in both cases, the bears would have been in the playoffs.
    sage actually played better in 07.

  38. Dewey Axewound says: Aug 3, 2009 2:26 PM

    madM100 says:
    August 3, 2009 12:25 PM
    they all come around sooner or later
    ___________________________________
    I know this is part of your basic delusional nature as a Queen fan, but maybe you shouldn’t be so quick to be a dumbASSumer…
    Who said I was Pack fan? You?

  39. madM100 says: Aug 3, 2009 5:02 PM

    You’re right jimicos wins and losses is the only stat that matters in the end…and last i checked 10 is a bigger number than 6. Was there anything ignorant about that?

  40. jimicos says: Aug 3, 2009 5:42 PM

    madM100 says:
    August 3, 2009 5:02 PM
    You’re right jimicos wins and losses is the only stat that matters in the end…and last i checked 10 is a bigger number than 6. Was there anything ignorant about that?
    ————————–
    No, this time you’re right. Congratulations! My three year old knows that, though.
    Anyway, you be sure to let me know as soon as the Packers become good at losing to the Vikings.
    Even that game they lost last year they almost won. They’re terrible at it.

  41. NFLFanForever says: Aug 4, 2009 7:18 AM

    empty13 says: August 3, 2009 1:33 PM
    the 2008 packers outscored the opposition. their defense let them down. they arent a BAD team.
    if the vikes couldnt play detroit, who they barely beat twice and should have only beaten once… they would have been 9-7 or 8-8. in both cases, the bears would have been in the playoffs.
    ——————————————————
    Perhaps, however the packers play detroit twice too, which would make them a 5-11 or 4-12 team.
    Packers did very little to improve their defense. I believe the packers are in for another long season. Rodgers looks like the real deal, but can not close in the 4th quarter. And very little improvement in defense.

  42. jimicos says: Aug 4, 2009 10:35 AM

    NFLFanForever says:
    August 4, 2009 7:18 AM
    Perhaps, however the packers play detroit twice too, which would make them a 5-11 or 4-12 team.
    Packers did very little to improve their defense. I believe the packers are in for another long season. Rodgers looks like the real deal, but can not close in the 4th quarter. And very little improvement in defense.
    —————————
    I think his point was that the Vikings barely beat the Lions twice. The Packers blew them out twice.
    As for not addressing their defense… What?
    – New defensive coordinator
    – New defensive scheme
    – Went defense with 5 of 8 picks in the draft, including their first two picks, and trading back into the first round to get one of them
    – Re-signed several defensive players
    – Picked up one notable free agent on defense
    If that’s not addressing the defense, I don’t know what is. Time will tell if it will work.. But they addressed it. They didn’t splash around in free agency, but that’s typically something Thompson stays away from (Woodson and Harris are exceptions to the rule).

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