Vikings stars continue to miss practice

The Minnesota Vikings B-team continues to get a work out.

We know Brett Favre won’t show his face anytime soon, but the absences of Sidney Rice (PUP/hip) and Adrian Peterson have to be more frustrating.

Peterson missed his third consecutive practice Thursday with tightness in his leg.  Even when he’s practiced, Peterson has often been limited. Rice’s return is “probably a ways away yet” according to coach Brad Childress.

“I worry for those guys because you don’t get another time at missed snaps,” coach Brad Childress said on Thursday.  “You
don’t change everything you are doing to accommodate those guys. There will be a
point in time when those guys get back in. While some of these guys will be
going through their second or third time they are going to be doing some of
these things for their first time.”

Rice remains the primary concern other than the absent quarterback.  Can he be healthy enough to be a true No. 1 receiver again?  Peterson could use more work on his pass protection and receiving skills, but missing a few days of training camp shouldn’t be a big deal.

Albert Young worked with the first team offense at running back in Peterson’s absence while second round pick Toby Gerhart ran with the backups.

51 responses to “Vikings stars continue to miss practice

  1. Well with AP out of practice, he won’t fumble as much.
    Was the team working on the 12-men in the huddle formation at all? You would want them to get that perfected prior to the season.

  2. Percy has missed four days of practice cuz his Gmom died? I dont wana sound like an Ahole but if your over 16 and you have a job then you need to get back to work

  3. LT, Moss….both didnt play in preseason games in the last few years, and went on to have big seasons. Preseason is overrated, Peterson worked on fumbling drills earlier this week…he is good to go.

  4. Jesus:
    Some of these guys are just as close to their Gmas as their own mothers.
    Read Charles Barkley’s book. Sometimes the father isn’t around and mom has to work so grandma takes care of the child.
    I wouldn’t question anyones closeness to any relative.
    Unless it’s a creepy uncle type of thing.

  5. “I worry for those guys because you don’t get another time at missed snaps,” coach Brad Childress said on Thursday. “You don’t change everything you are doing to accommodate those guys.”
    ——————
    Did BRAD CHILDRESS just say that?

  6. “You don’t change everything you are doing to accommodate those guys.”
    I know, right? These guys must think they’re Brett Favre or something.

  7. jesus christ says:
    August 5, 2010 4:03 PM
    I dont wana sound like an Ahole but….
    ===================================
    Too Late!!!

  8. jesus christ says:
    Percy has missed four days of practice cuz his Gmom died? I dont wana sound like an Ahole but if your over 16 and you have a job then you need to get back to work
    _________________________
    You sound like an A-hole. A selfish one at that.

  9. The players are just putting as much emphasis on training camp as their coach.
    Brad: It’s ok Brett, comeback whenever you want, we’ll just plug you in.

  10. Um, the dude fumbled like 5 times in the NFCC game…I don’t think practice is going to help with that. When you get hit you either hold on to the ball, or shit your pants and drop it. He does the latter.

  11. Wow the Vikings just seem to be under some sort of 50 year-old curse or something what with all the stuff that goes wrong with them. What will be next? Maybe the Cheating Wall will finally have to serve their suspensions from two years ago? Maybe Bert will forget to turn off his training camp lawnmower before he tries to pull out a clump of weeds? It’s just always something over there.

  12. “I worry for those guys because you don’t get another time at missed snaps,” coach Brad Childress said on Thursday.
    How the hell could Childress get these words out of his mouth without choking on them.
    Childress has created a perception that pre-season/practice doesn’t matter if you are a big enough star. I know he really really really likes Mr. Farve; but these guys are young and dumb, and they don’t perceive a difference between Farve not participating in preseason and them not participating – they might even have it in their mind that if Farve comes back, then practicing now is a waste of time . . . as the rhythm and timing is completely different with Farve verus the other QBs.
    Chilly you made your bed by driving to the airport last year and picking up Mr. Farve, by backpeddling (faster than anyone in your secondary could) when you and Mr. Farve disagreed on the sidelines and by once again during this offseason bending over to accomodate Farve taking his train into your tunnel.

  13. They just don’t feel the need to work with T-Jack, knowing he’ll be on the bench the moment Favre shows up.
    When Favre shows up, they all will.
    No “schism”, or anything- it’s just a “don’ really feel like jammin wit’ 2nd stringers” kinda thing.

  14. AP needs to be at practice. He has got to work on that fumbling. How can you be a “superstar” with butter soaked hands?
    And by the way, where is Percy Harvin mentioned in this article?

  15. We’re talking about practice. When you come to the arena, and you see me play, you’ve seen me play right, you’ve seen me give everything I’ve got, but we’re talking about practice right now. Hey I hear you, it’s funny to me too, hey it’s strange to me too but we’re talking about practice man, we’re not even talking about the game, when it actually matters, we’re talking about practice … How the hell can I make my teammates better by practicing?

  16. Love the Childress quote about “don’t get another time at missed snaps,” , let him try that on BrINT Favre and then get back to us.
    In the end, that double standard kills the locker room. OK, they barely skirted by last year before falling apart in the Panther game only to be followed up by losing to the Bears. You can’t tell me that the schism between Col Klink and BrINT didn’t have a negative impact. It cost them home field advantage in the playoffs. This year, with the Vikings pulling their pants all the way down to their ankles and practically begging Favre to slam without KY, this BS will be allowed to fester and eventually emerge to cost them ballgames. If that’s the bad news, here is the good news, we will be there to remind you. Bank on that.

  17. If Percy and Sidney are down but Brett’s on the field – at some point – he’ll just look around and spot some nonentity somewhere and make another great receiver out of him. Part of me believes that’s possible, and if so, it’ll be exciting to see.
    Now at the other end of my football world, not here in Minny but back in Green Bay, all the receivers are healthy and confident and feeling gooooodddd! And it’ll be exciting to see them play too.
    At least so far, nobody’s gone down from some horrific camp accident.
    I do wonder, though, why on earth Sidney, who knew he had that hip problem, opted NOT to have surgery. He could have been all recovered by now.

  18. The Bi-Queens should just call it a lost season, pack their bags and start playing golf. Favre’s last pass of every season is a stupid sandlot interception. What’s the point, LOL?

  19. Sconnie, I fixed your post from the Bigby thread for you ….
    Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says:
    “August 5, 2010 12:21 PM
    another big blow to the vikings …
    it seems like this team has been in a freefall since signing favre, it’s like karma or a curse. what next, the team moves to LA??

    You can thank me anytime.

  20. 12TimeWorldChamps says:
    August 5, 2010 5:07 PM
    The Bi-Queens should just call it a lost season, pack their bags and start playing golf. Favre’s last pass of every season is a stupid sandlot interception. What’s the point, LOL?
    —————
    Packer fans have more to worry about than Vikings fan. With a team resembling more like swiss cheese than anything else you figure Packer fans would have already tossed the towel in on their season. All this insecurity talk leads everyone to believe you worry about the Packers. Relax guys. Simply because the “overrated and worthless” Vikings beat you twice doesnt mean anything…right?

  21. “Simply because the “overrated and worthless” Vikings beat you twice doesnt mean anything…right?”
    How did your season end? Same way the Packers’ did. Seems the same to me. No one cares about your dumb little regular season wins against the Packers, but I’m happy for you that Favre got a hard-on over it. Big deal. Ted Thompson came out the winner when Favre’s stupid ass blew it again, as he always does best. Favre’s revenge tour was a complete failure.
    THANKS TED

  22. Packers fans sure are obsessed with the Vikings. Kinda weird but whatever floats their boat. It is a pretty sweet team so I don’t blame them.
    The only player that I am at all worried about right now is Sidney Rice. It has been six months and the hip isn’t better. Sad to say but he might be more or less not available this season. Too bad because he was really coming around.
    Peterson’s injury doesn’t sound serious and Harvin obviously will be back soon. Favre should be fine. Team should pretty much dominate again.

  23. Everybody in the league is in camp working their asses off, but the Vikes are going to coast into the season. It’s the Brett Favre Training Method. The longer you’ve played the game, the less time you spend working at it.
    Makes sense to me. Keep it up Minnesota, I think you’re on to something.

  24. 12TimeWorldChamps says:
    August 5, 2010 6:11 PM
    “Simply because the “overrated and worthless” Vikings beat you twice doesnt mean anything…right?”
    How did your season end? Same way the Packers’ did. Seems the same to me. No one cares about your dumb little regular season wins against the Packers, but I’m happy for you that Favre got a hard-on over it. Big deal. Ted Thompson came out the winner when Favre’s stupid ass blew it again, as he always does best. Favre’s revenge tour was a complete failure.
    THANKS TED
    ———–
    Thats right, thanks Ted! Because of Ted’s stupidity the Vikings were able to advance far into the post-season. Anyone who really knows anything about the game knows that it was AD that put Favre into that do or die position. Were it not for AD’s fumbles Favre would be taking knees instead of trying to make a play. Regardless of how thick your blinders are, keep telling yourself that Ted did the right thing and that he is amazing. How many playoff wins does Ted have under his belt? Oh wait, let me guess, you answer that but will start chanting “12 championships, 12 championships!”. Thats what I thought.

  25. THANKS TED = 12 has basically given up hope and resigned himself to being a fan of a noncontender.

  26. Being a fan of neither team, I find it hilarious that Vikings fans think they can win ANY argument against the Packers fans, considering they have NO CHAMPIONSHIPS in franchise history.

  27. # Kay Bee says: August 5, 2010 7:08 PM
    Being a fan of neither team, I find it hilarious that Vikings fans think they can win ANY argument against the Packers fans, considering they have NO CHAMPIONSHIPS in franchise history.
    —————————————————-
    The real difference between Vikings and Packer fans are that Viking fans live in the current (i.e. what is going on in camp now, how THIS season will go, etc) whereas Packer fans love to live in the 30’s where most of the “championships” were won. Although if I had TT as my GM I would be frustrated and probably talk about the “good ol’ days” too.

  28. Ah grasshopper, you forget the mighty Vikings won the 1969 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Championship… (yes, they did lose to KC in the SB but they were still the AFL then… you’re probably too young to remember)

  29. I didn’t se Harvin anywhere today. It was a beautiful day @ camp. (except for Sage, he threw a couple of picks)

  30. Let’s count championships as winning the final game of the post season, something the Biqueens haven’t done in 50 years and the next 50 aren’t looking so good either.
    I sincerely think LA might see better results, it worked for the Lakers.

  31. Hahahahahahahahahahaha the 1969 NFL Championship. Hahahahahahahahaha.
    Isn’t that trophy missing?

  32. For a trophy to be missing, they would need one in the first place. And as we need to remind the Viking fans, it never (as in ever ever) happened.

  33. # BrentFavre says: August 5, 2010 12:35 PM
    Gravy makes sconnies fat:
    “another big blow to the packers, losing a starting safety after already losing a starting olb not to mention losing 2 starters from last year in kampman and jolly. the packers pass d was in enough trouble as it is without having to start a rookie safety. ”
    _________________ ___________
    You should really try and follow the packers before you spout off nonsense. Kampman was let go because Brad Jones was picket to be the starter and Morgan Burnett was going to start over Bigby anyways. Burnett is much more skilled than Bigby in coverage.
    Of course you would know this if you actually followed football instead of throwing out misinformed statements.
    ====================================
    This BabyGravy chump thinks he know what he is talking about……He was not long ago spewing stats that we have not made the playoffs post-Favre. Just remember, Favre went 4-12 in a season as Pack’ QB(With 29 INT’s—so don’t place the blame elsewhere!), A-Rod has never done that beeyotchhh! Wasn’t everyone ragging on Cutler for 27 int’s?
    29!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. The Vikings look like they could use a leader on the offensive side of the ball if you ask me. I hope Peterson is atleast working on not fumbling the ball if he isn’t running.

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