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Rosenfels spectates on final day of minicamp

On Saturday, Vikings quarterback Sage Rosenfels received only a handful of snaps during a couple of minicamp practices.

By Sunday, he was feeling nostalgic for Saturday.

Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Rosenfels didn’t get a single snap during 7-on-7 drills or 11-on-11 red zone drills.  The third-team opportunities went instead to R.J. Archer.

Who?  Exactly.

Coach Brad Childress addressed the Tarvaris Jackson/Joe Webb/R.J. Archer rotation by essentially saying nothing.  “Just rotating him around a little bit,” Childress said of Rosenfels.  “We try to expose all those guys
to all situations and it wouldn’t be uncommon for you to see here [at
Winter Park] or in training camp where you’re trying to expose two
quarterbacks and shutting [another] guy down for a day.  I really
wouldn’t make anything of that other than we were trying to expose those
other three quarterbacks to some of that red area stuff and some of that
blitz stuff yesterday.”

Regardless, the fact that Jackson and Rosenfels aren’t splitting reps means that they won’t be squaring off for the starting job in training camp.  Which means that the starting job already has been determined.

Which confirms once again that the surgery Brett Favre recently underwent did not amount to a nose job on his foot.

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25 Responses to “Rosenfels spectates on final day of minicamp”
  1. va4favre says: Jun 13, 2010 3:08 PM

    Nose job on his foot? What is that supposed to mean? I feel bad for Rosenfels, but was it a mistake to sign him in the first place?

  2. Hauschild says: Jun 13, 2010 3:11 PM

    Sprechen sie, “HAWG”???

  3. Alleged_Free1 says: Jun 13, 2010 3:12 PM

    This was a pointless trade to begin with for the Vikings. Granted they needed another QB before Brett signed with the Vikings, but they gave Sage a 3yr $9 million dollar deal and he’s posted on the bench. I guess it’s not a bad gig for Sage if he doesn’t mind getting paid to kick it. But they could’ve gotten somebody much cheaper. I’d do it for free.

  4. mattgso says: Jun 13, 2010 3:18 PM

    “Which confirms once again that the surgery Brett Favre recently underwent did not amount to a nose job on his foot.”
    Ok am I the only one really confused about what a nose job on a foot is?

  5. Benny says: Jun 13, 2010 3:24 PM

    woo woo another vikes article. wait for it…….wait for it…….let the anti-vikings comments begin……

  6. Opie says: Jun 13, 2010 3:25 PM

    He’ll be traded to the Bills

  7. PurpleNGold says: Jun 13, 2010 3:25 PM

    Welcome back, Brett!

  8. rovibe says: Jun 13, 2010 3:45 PM

    Proves what I’ve said all along. They *traded* for Rosenfels, giving up a 4th round pick, before Favre signed. At the time of the trade, it was Rosenfels and Jackson, competing for the starting job. Favre comes in, and now Rosenfels and Jackson are competing for #2, but Jackson won out. There’s no way the Vikes would have given up a 4th round pick and a 9 million dollar deal for a guy if they didn’t plan on him at least pushing for the starting job. Not being able to beat out Jackson made his a disappointing acquisition, and I’ll personally guarantee Joe Webb takes his spot on the roster this year. Not because Webb is better or ready to play, but because he’ll be cheap and young while sitting on the bench in that #3 spot. No reason to waste that money on Sage when they have starters coming up on free agency next year.

  9. bluestree says: Jun 13, 2010 3:48 PM

    I’m more confused about why they gave him all that money to never use him. Strange.

  10. kosarsmyidol says: Jun 13, 2010 3:50 PM

    Although I could’ve waited for five minutes for the next Favre thread, I’ll ask the question here: Being as the Vikings didn’t win the Super Bowl last year, would they be in a better position now had they not acquired Favre and let T-Jack start last year? Favre, no matter how successful, is still just a stopgap. When Favre calls it quits, they’ll have to get a young qb, trade for a veteran or see what T-Jack has learned.
    I also think that Rosenfels could shine as a starter somewhere if given the opportunity and the weapons. It does seem like he’s being paid a lot to be two injuries away from playing. The Texans should have kept him, given Schaub’s injury history.

  11. sven_ftw says: Jun 13, 2010 4:01 PM

    kosarsmyidol says: June 13, 2010 3:50 PM
    Although I could’ve waited for five minutes for the next Favre thread, I’ll ask the question here: Being as the Vikings didn’t win the Super Bowl last year, would they be in a better position now had they not acquired Favre and let T-Jack start last year? Favre, no matter how successful, is still just a stopgap. When Favre calls it quits, they’ll have to get a young qb, trade for a veteran or see what T-Jack has learned.
    ————–
    i love how people act as if brett didn’t work out. by FAR the team’s best shot at winning it all since 98-99. every aspect of the team was improved, including its economics.
    coming into the season, most wondered if sidney rice even had anything to offer.
    he made everyone better.
    sorry, sage. i had higher hopes for you.

  12. The RBM says: Jun 13, 2010 4:06 PM

    “…did not amount to a nose job on his foot” means that the surgery was done for the purpose of Favre returning, and not for cosmetic intent.

  13. fan555 says: Jun 13, 2010 4:31 PM

    Chilly is getting calls everyday by 5 different teams that want Rosenfels bad.
    They are sitting him down until the deal is finalized.
    He is a better QB than people think.

  14. fan555 says: Jun 13, 2010 4:35 PM

    Thank you RBM.
    could not understand wtf that meant.

  15. kosarsmyidol says: Jun 13, 2010 4:43 PM

    # sven_ftw says: June 13, 2010 4:01 PM
    “i love how people act as if brett didn’t work out. by FAR the team’s best shot at winning it all since 98-99. every aspect of the team was improved, including its economics.”
    I didn’t say that the acquisition didn’t work out; however, they ended up with the same result they would have had had they not picked him up- no Super Bowl. My question is about whether they’d be in a better position had T-Jack came into this offseason with another year of starting under his belt. Have they sacrificed a promising future for an underachieving present?
    Of course, if Peterson can’t hold on to the damn ball, it doesn’t matter who they have playing qb.

  16. JimmySmith says: Jun 13, 2010 4:50 PM

    Sage is better off out of the Viking organization, then again, that could be said about almost all the other 52 players– because a third string QB is just one step away from being out of pro football.
    He is not starter material but I would think he would aspire to be a second stringer. He must look at the Ebonic’s talking T Jack Off and ask himself, Am I that bad that this bozo is ahead of me on the depth chart?
    Sadly in the eyes of Col Klink, the answer is yes. Time to move on.

  17. Green n' Gold says: Jun 13, 2010 4:52 PM

    Who cares about the Queens? It’s not like they’ve ever won anything, might as well be talking about the Browns. Oh wait.. they’ve actually won something!!

  18. Randomjim says: Jun 13, 2010 4:55 PM

    kosarsmyidol-
    Donavan will be available next year. That is probably the plan for 2011.

  19. Lambeau West says: Jun 13, 2010 5:41 PM

    I think the nose job comment probably meant BF’s surgery was essentially a very minor, procedure. In other words, a “surgery” to have a built in excuse for missing OTAs and training camp.
    BF had a career year. He was put in a system that allowed him to maximize his skills in a climate controlled environment for many of his games. Throw in a good offense line and one of the best backs and good WRs and no surprise he did well. Look for BF to come back to earth now that teams have had all off-season to dissect how to beat Favre.

  20. c.carterhof says: Jun 13, 2010 6:41 PM

    JimmySmith says:
    June 13, 2010 4:50 PM
    Favre is better off out of the Packer organization, then again, that could be said about almost all the other 52 players– because a 40 year QB is just one step away from being out of pro football.
    He is starter material but I wouldnt think he would aspire to be a second stringer. He must have looked at the google eyed ARod and asked himself, Am I that bad that this bozo is ahead of me on the depth chart?
    Sadly in the eyes of McMoobs, the answer is yes. Time to move on.
    ==========
    There Jimmy, thats better!

  21. Walleyeman says: Jun 13, 2010 10:36 PM

    I am glad Favre is coming back, this season will be great for us non favre fans when he sucks like he did for the last decade. He had his miracle season and it added up to nothing as it always does, its OVER!!

  22. Jack Factor says: Jun 13, 2010 11:06 PM

    Favre’s nose is 12 inches long, therefore it is “a Foot” for
    Favrenoccio and his adoptive father, Chillpetto.

  23. sand0 says: Jun 14, 2010 9:05 AM

    I like how people talk about the QB spot like everyone can just go out and get a Peyton Manning if they want. “Brett is hurting the team as a stopgap because that is what Ted Thompson told us”
    Sometimes you have to string QB together. And you never know who might become available. Did the Saints draft Drew Brees? No, he just came available. Washington has McNabb now.
    My point is that if Brett hangs it up next season there might be some other quality QB that can come in. Or maybe TJack makes a huge step. You just never know.
    Childress and Co. have built an imposing roster with good young talent and solid salary cap. They’ll be fine.

  24. okemon says: Jun 14, 2010 9:54 AM

    Jimmy how old are you?

  25. OLDCRACKER says: Jun 15, 2010 12:35 AM

    Sage, count your blessings. Whenever you retire, you will have all that cash and still be able to walk, run and play with your kids.
    Brett will have to hire someone to dress him in the mornings.

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