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Rosenfels could helicopter right out of Minnesota

S. Rosenfels.jpgA year ago, Sage Rosenfels looked like Minnesota’s likely starting quarterback.  Now he may be fighting for his roster spot.

Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune notes that rookie Joe Webb received second team snaps ahead of Rosenfels at both mandatory minicamp practices on Saturday.  Rosenfels received all of two snaps at both the morning and afternoon practices.  Webb, meanwhile, threw more than 20 passes on the day with the No. 2 team offense.

It’s an amazing climb for Webb, who started rookie minicamp at wide receiver.  It also shows what a huge gap exists between Tarvaris Jackson and Rosenfels.

We understand Brad Childress is using the minicamp to evaluate Webb, but don’t take this development lightly. Chilly wouldn’t bury Rosenfels during the only mandatory minicamp of the offseason unless Webb had a chance to put Rosenfels on the next choppa out of town come September.

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30 Responses to “Rosenfels could helicopter right out of Minnesota”
  1. Voice of Discontent says: Jun 13, 2010 10:01 AM

    Man, Zygi’s going to owe you guys a pretty penny. Rosenthal can afford to buy that car bed he’s always wanted.

  2. TheVerve says: Jun 13, 2010 10:08 AM

    I’m convinced that Florio and team post lots of Vikings articles just to read the stupid, lame, and empty comments that the IMBECILES from GREEN BAY will post.
    A wise man once said, “You don’t have to make fun of a Packer fan. He’ll do it to himself for you.” (see exhibits below)

  3. aec4 says: Jun 13, 2010 10:09 AM

    To me, it shows Chilly knows Favre is coming back.
    If he thought for a second Favre may not come back, he’d want a proven #2, and not some guy who started at WR.

  4. Postman says: Jun 13, 2010 10:12 AM

    What the hell is up with all these Vikings stories?

  5. TheRedBengal says: Jun 13, 2010 10:24 AM

    So, what this tells us, is that Bradford Childress was so panicked last year that he signed the first POS quarterback he could find, knowing his team is worthless without a decent qb. Lucky bastard had Favre fall right into his lap, saving his job.

  6. poonhok says: Jun 13, 2010 10:25 AM

    Webb, another athlete dreaming of being a QB…fail…..

  7. Cleric John Preston says: Jun 13, 2010 10:31 AM

    @aec4
    Actually, I disagree. I think it says Chilly doesn’t know if Favre is coming back.
    So you have to evaluate this #3 guy now, or find another one.
    I imagine if Favre doesn’t come back, they want to know if this rook is worth a damn.
    If Favre does come back, I think the kid gets cut. Practice squad? Hello?

  8. BlondBlueDevils says: Jun 13, 2010 10:32 AM

    Doesn’t surprise me, he is just another failed “Great Hope”.
    I heard how all you people were saying how he is so much better than Tavaris Jackson and now he can’t even beat our a wide receiver………. HA HA HA.
    Sorry guys, like I have been saying…………
    There is a new breed of quarterbacks…………… you just can’t be a pocket, a.k.a. “I have no other talent” passer anymore.
    HA HA HA

  9. ninjapleazee says: Jun 13, 2010 10:33 AM

    Rosenchopper

  10. xxx says: Jun 13, 2010 10:41 AM

    is he saying t-jack is really bad or gettung good?

  11. JimmySmith says: Jun 13, 2010 10:56 AM

    Ya, we all know how well Col Klink can evaluate QB’s, hell, he traded up into the second round to snare the future hall of famer, T Jack Off.
    Some time after Klink convinced Ziggy that he actually had something to do with the development of Donovon McNabb, Klink started to believe his own bullshit. He thought he could mold and build his own QB but the proof on the field is missing so he pulled his pants all the way down to his ankles and gave away all control to sign the diva.
    The fact that the Texans could hoodwink the Vikings out of a draft choice for Sage doesn’t necessarily mean that the other 31 GM’s are that stupid. So what if Joe Webb is ahead of Sage, the same could be said for another 100 no-name QB’s aspiring to a NFL try out. The fact that its the Viking is the laughable part, Klink is hardly the person I would want making that call.

  12. mike says: Jun 13, 2010 11:05 AM

    Lets See a Minnesota Newspaper has a sports writer covering the packers? Talk about envy
    Judd Zulgad has been on the NFL beat since the 2003 season, when he began a (gasp) two-year stint covering the Green Bay Packers for the Star Tribune.

  13. MNFANINAZ says: Jun 13, 2010 11:12 AM

    The Vikings are dope… that’s “whats with all the Viking stories”
    Like I told this hot young little Phillie over the weekend… I asked her since she’s from Nebraska if she had a pro allegiance to any football team and she said “no”… I said “Good, now’s a perfect time to hop on my Minnesota Vikings’ bandwagon… because we’re going to win the Super Bowl this year.”
    I think I’m in love… with my Minnesota Vikings!
    Holla!

  14. Real Vikings fans wouldn't cheer for Favre says: Jun 13, 2010 11:16 AM

    Rosenfels doesn’t have a place there..he has 0 chance of being the present or the future. GTFO

  15. Bo Darville says: Jun 13, 2010 11:53 AM

    Tarvaris is not a NFL QB. Never was, never will be. No matter how much Childress wants it to happen.

  16. The Black Cat says: Jun 13, 2010 11:54 AM

    He threw 20 passes but were any of them completed?

  17. va4favre says: Jun 13, 2010 12:06 PM

    Is it true that Florio is a Vikings fan? I did not realize he was so intelligent. Am I the only one who feels sorry for Sage? His world really turned upside down fast, but I also wonder if it does not say more that he should never have been signed? I am not qualified to judge Chilly’s coaching, but I have really been impressed with the Vikings’ front office decisions the past couple of years. I also think they have another potential gold mine with this year’s draft.

  18. JJCheesehead says: Jun 13, 2010 12:16 PM

    yeah Packers fans really are idiots. i hate those guys.

  19. CanadianVikingFan says: Jun 13, 2010 12:33 PM

    Get to the Choppah!!!

  20. Randomjim says: Jun 13, 2010 12:38 PM

    poonhok says:
    June 13, 2010 10:25 AM
    Webb, another athlete dreaming of being a QB…fail…..
    ———————————————————————–
    He was a college QB
    They are paying to much money to Sage to be a 3rd sting QB.
    Thanks for coming, good luck on your next job.

  21. PurpleNGold says: Jun 13, 2010 12:43 PM

    Welcome back, Brett!

  22. poonhok says: Jun 13, 2010 1:13 PM

    There is a new breed of quarterbacks…………… you just can’t be a pocket, a.k.a. “I have no other talent” passer anymore.
    ========
    Pocket. a.k.a., SMART quarterback…
    Unfortunately for that “new breed”, the whole league will have to be dumbed down, otherwise that same old traditional QB will be winning the Super Bowl year after year….

  23. TiceWasBetter says: Jun 13, 2010 1:40 PM

    So, is Tarvaris Jackson the only QB on the roster that’ll actually be on the roster comes regular season…. Gulp.
    Yay….?
    Rosenfels never was really given a fair chance I think, watch him get cut and sign with GB then Rodgers gets injured and Rosenfels plays better then Jackson if Favre goes down too. Irony.
    Run!! get to the choppa!!!!!!

  24. argos says: Jun 13, 2010 2:02 PM

    poonhok is right, unfortunately

  25. Sow Crates says: Jun 13, 2010 2:03 PM

    @BlondBlueDevils:
    -Who replaced Chad Pennington in Miami? Thigpen or Henne?
    -Who replaced McNabb in Phily? Kolb or Vick?
    -Who were the top 4 QB’s in rushing yards?
    1. Garrard 323
    2. Rodgers 316
    3. Young 281
    4. Campbell 236
    The NFL does not = Madden. A great pocket passer does not necessarily need to be anything else. A slow guy can still move quickly and efficiently in the pocket (Brady, Manning). The ability to scramble obviously makes Rodgers a better QB, but if he didn’t scramble, the team might adjust its personnel. Grant and Jackson are backs efficient enough at pass catching (20 something each), but they’re certainly not of a Marshall Faulk, 3rd-down-back. mold.
    Brees averages about 35 yards rushing/season since 2005
    Roethlisberger 3.1 yards/attempt for his career, averages about 100 yards rushing/season
    E. Manning: 280 yards and 2.2 ypc throughout his 6 year career
    P. Manning: 12 years, 704 yards rushing, 2.1/carry
    Brady: 10 years, 577 yards rushing, 1.9/carry
    I’d have to go back as far as Elway to find a scrambling QB who won a superbowl.
    This is no knock on scrambling QBs, just a knock on the idea that it takes a mobile QB in this fictional “new age” of the NFL. The only “new age” of football in my opinion is the fluidity of defensive schemes on so many teams and the increase and necessity of some kind of pass-catching RB made popular by Faulk, Curtis Martin and Tiki Barber.

  26. GRpatriot says: Jun 13, 2010 2:17 PM

    I can see it now, Favre comes back gets hurt. Can’t finish the season and Tavris is the starter!
    Still going to the Big Dance??? Don’t worry, Favre will return in 2011…

  27. footballrulz says: Jun 13, 2010 2:58 PM

    Like I told this hot young little Phillie over the weekend
    ________________________________
    In Philadelphia on business?

  28. Fred Finstad says: Jun 13, 2010 4:09 PM

    Hey Vike Fans…..Enjoy your team this year. Then it will be the ……Are You Ready………
    THE LOS ANGELES QUAKE
    That does sound nice…doesn’t it!!!!!

  29. bbeer says: Jun 13, 2010 5:27 PM

    BlondBlueDevils says:
    June 13, 2010 10:32 AM
    Doesn’t surprise me, he is just another failed “Great Hope”.
    I heard how all you people were saying how he is so much better than Tavaris Jackson and now he can’t even beat our a wide receiver………. HA HA HA.
    Sorry guys, like I have been saying…………
    There is a new breed of quarterbacks…………… you just can’t be a pocket, a.k.a. “I have no other talent” passer anymore.
    HA HA HA
    ============
    Yeah…good call on that one buddy. Because it’s not like all the best QB’s in the NFL are all pocket passers….oh wait. They are.

  30. jebdamone says: Jun 14, 2010 12:13 AM

    there are a lot of vikings stories because they had a minicamp this weekend. this seems like it should be pretty much a no brainer. we will keep sage until favre signs and then release him and his third string three million dollar contract.

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