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Dolphins-Vikings one-liners

Dolphins CB Vontae Davis hasn’t been getting a lot of national attention, but he was noticed by Vikings QB Brett Favre:  “Twenty-one, I felt like is one of the best corners in this league,
especially that nobody knows about,” Favre said.  “Twenty-one, I was less apt to challenge.”

Favre instead challenged CB Jason Allen, who picked off two of Brett’s passes.

Miami LT Jake Long was able to neutralize DE Jared Allen, despite Allen’s MMA training; “Yeah, but he can’t do that on the field,” Long said.  “I’m happy about that.”

Though RB Ronnie Brown couldn’t duplicate Tony Dorsett’s 99-yard touchdown run at the Metrodome, a 51-yard burst got the Dolphins out of very bad field position; “If I was just a little bit faster,” Brown said. “I was close.  Real
close. Real, real close.”

As Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald points out, the Dolphins kept the Vikings out of the end zone on five trips inside the 27.

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson dramatically outperformed Chris Johnson on Sunday, but they tied as to the only statistic that ever matters.

Peterson is optimistic that things will get turned around; “There is a lot of work to be done,” Peterson said.  “No panic. 
There is a sense of urgency.  I know this group.  We got a lot of
different guys. We’ll come together and get on track.”

Favre came dangerously close to throwing WR Bernard Berrian under the bus on a goal-line interception in the third quarter; “I put it where I wanted it, let’s put it that way,”
Favre said.  (And Berrian will never again be targeted by Favre this year, let’s put it that way.)

Berrian also may not be getting many more opportunities to return punts; the only problem is that no one else has stepped up.

The Minnesota defense is holding up its end of the bargain, allowing 14.0 points per game.
  

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56 Responses to “Dolphins-Vikings one-liners”
  1. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Sep 20, 2010 11:20 AM

    that throw Favre had to Berrian was too low and right at the defender, it was a line drine, every one knows on a fade route u throw it up and over or to the back shoulder

  2. CaptainFantastik says: Sep 20, 2010 11:20 AM

    You “put it where you wanted it”? I guess that means you wanted to put it so far behind him that he had to do a Cirque du Soliel body contortion in order to have a chance at it. Poorly thrown ball and 100% Favre’s fault. I’m going to enjoy the final act this season of the Fall of Brett Favre.

  3. ZombieRevolution says: Sep 20, 2010 11:22 AM

    “Favre came dangerously close to throwing WR Bernard Berrian under the bus…”
    So if you are Captain Sunshine (John Gruden) that’s bad. If you point out a player does something wrong (thrown under the bus) that’s bad too. PFT- playing both sides of the street since the day it started.
    And watching Berrian- that was not the only thing he did wrong. Oh- wait I threw him under the bus- that’s bad. Only PFT can made negative remarks about players.

  4. Gelardia says: Sep 20, 2010 11:29 AM

    Maybe Farve should have gone to training camp to get into Football shape.

  5. Flvikesfan says: Sep 20, 2010 11:35 AM

    Berrian is proving himself to be a total washout!! This guy can’t catch anything thrown or punted his way. Is his upper body strength that weak that he simply can not get off a block to get open?!?!? I also haven’t seen him outrun a single D back yet this year. WOW the Vikings need some WR help SOON!!!!

  6. thisdj84 says: Sep 20, 2010 11:37 AM

    Vikings D is is only giving up 10.5 points a game! 7 of the point against Fins was a defensive TD

  7. 2buku4u says: Sep 20, 2010 11:37 AM

    Vontae Davis is a great all around CB…none of that man on man only, prima donna bullshit. He can cover, play zone and come up and lay the wood (i.e. Shiancoe and Peterson yesterday).
    I’m loving the play out of Jason Allen too, I’ll admit I doubted the coaches’ call to bench Sean Smith in favor of him, but if the jets show us anything, it’s that with a good enough front 7 on D it’s a lot easier to shine in the secondary.
    Jared Allen was Big Jake’s bitch all day, the one sack he had was a total “coverage” sack; forcing Henne to scramble out of the pocket.
    Our running game needs to get going and get going fast…I don’t know if it’s the line or the backs or a combination of both, but unless we can start running the ball like we did last year our passing game is going to suffer.

  8. MACK DADDY says: Sep 20, 2010 11:39 AM

    I’m not gonna lie, it’s fun as hell watching the cryqueens implode. I’m soooo happy BrInt decided to come back for one more year, I just pray they don’t bench him before the year is over.

  9. boone says: Sep 20, 2010 11:44 AM

    It was good to see “Weekend At Bernie’s” coaching up the Dolphins yesterday.

  10. eastslastheart says: Sep 20, 2010 11:46 AM

    all i can say is…the Dolphins’ D is FOR REAL

  11. J Dub says: Sep 20, 2010 11:54 AM

    You mean Favre threw it where he wanted to and the receiver ran the wrong route? I have never heard that before……..
    I mean, at least 250 of Favre’s interceptions were the receivers fault…….
    Simply by saying….”This was one of the reasons why I thought about retiring….losing stinks, I hate it” throws the entire Vikings organization under the bus. Hell, the only one on the team that hates losing…according to Favre, is Favre.
    Here’s an idea Brett, grow a pair and listen to that little voice in your head instead of being greedy and falling for three players (stooges) flying down to beg, plead and cry at your feet to return.

  12. CanadianVikingFan says: Sep 20, 2010 11:58 AM

    Favre put on a worse display than Sanchez in week one. He could of been picked off more than the three times, but they were dropped.
    BENCH FAVRE!

  13. ozzie41 says: Sep 20, 2010 11:59 AM

    I think he did want Berrian to come back and take it away from the defender. Berrian couldn’t take it away from my daughter.

  14. Fran the Man says: Sep 20, 2010 12:03 PM

    I’m not to the point yet where hearing Favre talk affects me like it does when Childo speaks, like fingernails across a blackboard but it’s getting close.
    Hey Favre, you looked old and worn out yesterday (As you have all season so far) and YOU cost us the game.
    So STF up and quit your talking and start playing ball or retire.

  15. Hauschild says: Sep 20, 2010 12:03 PM

    Berrian is basically worthless on this offense as a go-to, and I’m not even sure his production is worth a #3. If this dude cannot gain separation and adjust his routes, and actually catch what is thrown to him, why keep him in the lineup?
    This current Vikings’ receiving corps is eerily reminiscent of the NFL-Europe-talent-level squad Brett had to babysit in 2005, featuring Andre Thurman, Antonio Chatman, Robert Ferguson and Taco Wallace.

  16. bvan says: Sep 20, 2010 12:04 PM

    SCHISM!
    Let the excuses begin.
    Skoal!

  17. rmccauley119 says: Sep 20, 2010 12:07 PM

    WarrenMoanGOAT
    You got the wrong user name because you clearly don’t understand the quarterback position. Yes everyone knows that a fade is lofted up over the defender, but you fail to realize that there is another goal line pass that is more in vogue. It’s called the back-shoulder throw and thats exactly what Favre did a few plays prior to the interception on the goal line. He went back to it again and the cornerback just made the play. Berrian didn’t prevent the CB from making the play and didn’t even attempt to make a play himself.

  18. Olbermanisadouche says: Sep 20, 2010 12:08 PM

    Berrian needs to go. He has been nothing less of a major disappointment for this team.

  19. vikes backer says: Sep 20, 2010 12:09 PM

    warrenmoongoat, it wasn’t a fade route, if it were favre would have thrown it as such. SHSSSSH!

  20. vikes backer says: Sep 20, 2010 12:11 PM

    Bernard Berrian is inconsistent and needs to be replaced!

  21. SSgtLMJ says: Sep 20, 2010 12:17 PM

    0-3 is just 6 days away! Seriously, enjoy being 0-2…take it all in because in 6 days, the lions will make you 0-3 and I can’t wait! Silly Viqueens and their gay little horn hats!

  22. Muck says: Sep 20, 2010 12:22 PM

    Kinda lame that Allen gets credited with a sack.
    Henne took off upfield and Allen, who was stymied on this play as well, peels off and chases Henne down from behind.
    Jake Long dominated that matchup.

  23. pkrlvr says: Sep 20, 2010 12:26 PM

    Berrian is absolutely horrible! He didn’t fight for that catch and he didn’t fight for the underthrown deepball later. Rice woulda caught both or at least knocked them down. Berrian is truly a waste.

  24. AWall13 says: Sep 20, 2010 12:30 PM

    @WarrenMoonGOAT/CaptainFantastik
    Obviously either of you ever played QB or WR. CBs expect you to go to the back corner for a fade at the goalline. That is why there is a route called a stop-fade. Where the WR comes off the line like hes going to the corner. QB throws back shoulder and to the sideline where only the WR can catch it………unless of course the WR is a dumbass like Berrian and really runs to the corner and then its an easy pick

  25. Supersuckers says: Sep 20, 2010 12:43 PM

    This is playing out exactly like I had predicted. You simply cannot let your starting QB miss all of the off season programs and training camp. A few more losses and this outfit and regime is done.

  26. Playmaker's Dealer says: Sep 20, 2010 12:48 PM

    Vikings D is is only giving up 10.5 points a game! 7 of the point against Fins was a defensive TD
    ______
    yeah but Saints missed a field goal and Meachem dropped an easy TD. could’ve reasonably given up 24 in that game.
    something’s not right w/ Allen. looks 20-lbs lighter, and has no push. i think he traded in his roids for a wedding ring this summer.

  27. backdapack10 says: Sep 20, 2010 12:50 PM

    thisdj84 says:
    September 20, 2010 11:37 AM
    Vikings D is is only giving up 10.5 points a game! 7 of the point against Fins was a defensive TD
    ——-
    super neat, but….0-2

  28. jimmySee says: Sep 20, 2010 12:55 PM

    Berrian has never been a great receiver — not for the Bears — not for anyone.
    This is hardly a surprise.

  29. lars thorwald says: Sep 20, 2010 12:59 PM

    The good news for the stumbling Vikes is that the Lions are next up on the schedule. That should cure a lot that’s wrong. And on offense, there’s a lot wrong…..
    No 13-3 or 12-4 this year…….

  30. DublinDemons says: Sep 20, 2010 1:00 PM

    Berrian has never lived up to his contract, I thought it was a bad move then and still do. Farve has made millions for receivers who will comeback and make that catch. Farve’s play was not up to snuff, but Berrian never has been. If a defender gets one hand near the ball he drops it. Proof is in his stats. You want to be great and get huge money, simply make that catch. You want the fans to call for your head, continue to let defenders dictate your route. Bernie you got it backwards, your supposed to box out the defender. I know it’s simple isn’t it? Vikes will pull it together and run 6-0 in the division, they sure won’t get any trouble from GB. Hey packfans you sobbered up yet?

  31. Canned Gravy says: Sep 20, 2010 1:27 PM

    DublinDemons says:
    September 20, 2010 1:00 PM
    Berrian has never lived up to his contract, I thought it was a bad move then and still do. Farve has made millions for receivers who will comeback and make that catch. Farve’s play was not up to snuff, but Berrian never has been. If a defender gets one hand near the ball he drops it. Proof is in his stats. You want to be great and get huge money, simply make that catch. You want the fans to call for your head, continue to let defenders dictate your route. Bernie you got it backwards, your supposed to box out the defender. I know it’s simple isn’t it? Vikes will pull it together and run 6-0 in the division, they sure won’t get any trouble from GB. Hey packfans you sobbered up yet?
    ___________________________________
    Way to kick Mr. Grammar’s ass, retard. BTW…it’s F-a-v-r-e, dumbo.
    No….we never sober up, remember…?
    The Vikings going 6-0 in the division is almost more laughable then claiming you’ll be in the Super Bowl. When the ‘shrooms wear off….sign back in and type what you really meant. 0-6 in the division may be a bit more accurate, and that may have to take place with TJ. Judging by what we saw yesterday…probably the better option.

  32. ACS2 says: Sep 20, 2010 1:46 PM

    vikes backer says:
    September 20, 2010 12:11 PM
    Bernard Berrian is inconsistent and needs to be replaced!
    —————
    Couldn’t disagree more. He’s been nothing if not consistent. Consistently mediocre.
    It’s not his fault the Vikings overpaid him.

  33. Other Bears says: Sep 20, 2010 1:58 PM

    I love how Berrian is the worst reciever in the league because Favre didn’t go to training camp. Look – Berrian IS overpaid. There’s a reason the Bears didn’t want to give that kind of money to Mr. Droppies, but let’s not put all of the blame on him for not being on the same page with Favre. Berrian was AT camp. Maybe when Favre limps off for good mid-season, Berrian and Jackson can pick up where they left off AT CAMP!

  34. Pitbull says: Sep 20, 2010 2:02 PM

    Bring Moss home! before its too late!!!!!!!
    Trade berrian and some draft picks and maybe a backup DL or whatever it takes!
    Favre + A.P. + Moss = Superbowl XLV Champions! I guarantee it.

  35. Lurch says: Sep 20, 2010 2:17 PM

    Hang in there Brett!
    Christmas is coming … and by that time you’ll have collected another 20 million purple ziggy bucks to go with the 13 million you got last year.
    Not a bad retirement package for two 16-game seasons – with each game being sixty (60) minutes in length.

  36. Bleedin Purple says: Sep 20, 2010 2:37 PM

    We should have kept Reynaud, or even let Joe Webb Return kicks.

  37. Codebeard says: Sep 20, 2010 2:39 PM

    DublinDemons says:
    September 20, 2010 1:00 PM
    Berrian has never lived up to his contract, I thought it was a bad move then and still do. Farve has made millions for receivers who will comeback and make that catch. Farve’s play was not up to snuff, but Berrian never has been. If a defender gets one hand near the ball he drops it. Proof is in his stats. You want to be great and get huge money, simply make that catch. You want the fans to call for your head, continue to let defenders dictate your route. Bernie you got it backwards, your supposed to box out the defender. I know it’s simple isn’t it? Vikes will pull it together and run 6-0 in the division, they sure won’t get any trouble from GB. Hey packfans you sobbered up yet?

    News flash, the Vikings couldn’t go 6-0 in the division last year (or have you blocked out that loss to Chicago), why would they this year? The Vikings are worse, while the Packers, Bears, and yes, even the Lions are all improved. Right now, the Vikings go 3-3 in the division, at best.
    On Berrian, he’s an average receiver at best. The Vikings paid waaaay too much for him, and there’s a reason Chicago didn’t fight that hard to keep him.

  38. sand0 says: Sep 20, 2010 2:42 PM

    Favre threw a slant route pass but Berrian just ran a “run 7 yards in a straight line and then stop and act indifferent” route. Just a miscommunication. They’ll get that sorted out.

  39. Beer Cheese Soup says: Sep 20, 2010 2:46 PM

    Supersuck says:
    This is playing out exactly like I had predicted. You simply cannot let your starting QB miss all of the off season programs and training camp. A few more losses and this outfit and regime is done.
    ____________
    You’re absolutely right, although it wasn’t hard to make that prediction. We all knew this was coming.
    I sure hope the regime isn’t done though. It was great to see Childress get re-signed last year. Without him, the Vikings could actually make use of all that talent they have, get a QB, and be a force in the league. Maybe even a dynasty. Long live Brad Childress.
    Pitbull says:
    Bring Moss home! before its too late!!!!!!!
    Trade berrian and some draft picks and maybe a backup DL or whatever it takes!
    Favre + A.P. + Moss = Superbowl XLV Champions! I guarantee it.
    ____________
    Like anyone would trade more than a turkey sandwich with cheddar for Berrian. It’d have to be cheddar, you get one with provolone on it and you’re already paying too much.
    Not only that, you could have Moss, Carter, Owens, Rice, and Largent, all in their prime, on that team, and it wouldn’t matter. Childress would still be calling the plays, Favre would still be throwing to defenders, and you would STILL never bring home a trophy of any kind.
    It has to be hard being a Vikings fan. Good thing you only do it four months out of the year, most of which are summer.

  40. CanadianVikingFan says: Sep 20, 2010 3:15 PM

    Let’s face it, the only ones playing good football on the Vikings are; Adrian Peterson, the Defence and Ryan Longwell.

  41. CTifer says: Sep 20, 2010 3:18 PM

    “The Minnesota defense is holding up its end of the bargain, allowing 14.0 points per game.”
    As is the Miami D – which is giving up 10.0 points a game.

  42. TheBaySay says: Sep 20, 2010 3:55 PM

    Pretty funny. All that we’ve heard for the past year from our friends in East Dakota is that former Packers like Freeman, Brooks, and Chmura were just average players who looked good because they were graced by playing with the almighty #4. Now that the old gunslinger is back to his sawed-off shotgun passing style, we hear that the problem is that the almighty #4 has nothing but average receivers. Yeah… okay. Which game is the over/under for the chants of “We want T-Jack!” from the bandwagoneers in the Humpty Dump? Or will they all just stay home instead?

  43. fill32162 says: Sep 20, 2010 4:18 PM

    This just in Vikings cut Longwell deciding there is no reason to have a Field Goal Kicker this year.

  44. JuicyMelon says: Sep 20, 2010 5:16 PM

    If Favre wasn’t injured, I would bet he would’ve come dangerously close to throwing the O-Line under the bus. 4th and Goal and you can’t move the Dolphins D? Pathetic.
    Oh and BB sucked as well. Let’s also not place no blame on Brett. I am still happy he’s a Viking, but come on Brett! 3 INTS and 1 Fumble? Come on Man! Also the combination of Childress, Bevell, and Favre and that fake spike. 4 down territory and you are trying trickery! Cost the Vikings the game!

  45. AndyKoke says: Sep 20, 2010 5:18 PM

    Good job on giving favre 20 million dollars and then signing chilly dog to an extension. lol. he’s still the same horrible coach he was before last year. wow that organization is in trouble. whoever is running that dumpster fire in mpls should be embarassed. oh well, good luck next year. GO STEELERS

  46. sven_ftw says: Sep 20, 2010 5:29 PM

    the defense has actually only given up seven points per game. a punt return, and brett’s gift form the other 7 per…

  47. Someone says: Sep 20, 2010 6:04 PM

    I’m a Vikings fan and can’t stand you idiot bandwagon jumpers. Support the team or piss off. It’s game 2 you friggen crybabies. Your the same ilk as Packer fans that just run their mouths. If things turn around and we get a winning streak you’ll be on here talking all kinds of shit. Makes me sick!!!
    Reminds me of all the GB fanatics who trashed their team when Rodgers first started and now snuggle up to his nut sack that probably smells like cheese.

  48. raideralex99 says: Sep 20, 2010 6:07 PM

    Wow … did any of you watch the game? Favre is right … Berrian is CRAP.
    The real blame goes to chilly … terrible play calling and all you Favre haters out there … how come last year when Favre showed up late for training camp he had no problem finding his WRs?

  49. dieharddolfan6493 says: Sep 20, 2010 6:58 PM

    if i were chilly id start scounting that next qb unless favre wants to give us another show next summer. i hope he gets his game together soon

  50. Kennebec123 says: Sep 20, 2010 7:57 PM

    “We should have kept Reynaud”
    Couldn’t agree more. This is one I do not understand. Didn’t he average like 14+ yards/rtn?
    To trade him for a 5th round in a year their may not even be a draft – and then say we have other guys that will do it. Three of those guys never returned kicks and one has now dropped 50% of what he has kicked his way???????????????????
    I don’t get it? A puzzling move?

  51. Kennebec123 says: Sep 20, 2010 7:59 PM

    dieharddolfan6493 -
    I think they should have been looking for the next QB a year or two ago. Even if Farve did come back this year, there was no way he would be back next.
    I don’t understand what they were thinking ????

  52. vikescry1 says: Sep 20, 2010 9:02 PM

    Dam i bet minny fans are not only kicking themselve’s for passing on rodgers in the draft but also they let mcnabb be traded to washington! Oh well don’t worry you have the old guy who already looks beat up before the game. SKOL LOSERS!

  53. Beer Cheese Soup says: Sep 21, 2010 1:27 AM

    CanadianVikingFan says:
    Let’s face it, the only ones playing good football on the Vikings are; Adrian Peterson, the Defence and Ryan Longwell.
    ____________
    I didn’t realize Peterson and Longwell were still on the team. Sure haven’t seen them much.

  54. LordFavre says: Sep 21, 2010 10:57 AM

    Awww..all the little bitter Cheese-dick Packtards are out of their mommy’s basement bashing Brett Favre today…how cute!
    It’s called a “back shoulder” throw, and the WR is supposed to stop, come back for the ball IN FRONT of the DB, but maybe Berrian is slow, or retarded…I don’t know.
    What I do know is that the Packers aren’t going anywhere with Mr. Fumblepunt, Jeff George impersonator, ERin Rodgers, and Mr. Alternative Lifestyle, Ted Thompson….
    hahahahahahahahaha….
    (The Vikes will turn it around, however…)

  55. packrulzm says: Sep 21, 2010 1:02 PM

    I’ll tell you one thing. As a Packer fan, I’m not looking forward to watching Green Bay play against Adrian Peterson. That guy was a beast on Sunday. While I’m not ready to proclaim the Packers NFC North champions just yet, they are CLEARLY a better team at this point of the year than the Vikings. Excuses abound from Vikings fans once again. Favre played like crap 2 games in a row. Deal with it. Just admit he would have been better coming to OTA’s and training camp instead of throwing your wide receivers under the bus. If only Favre had someone to throw to? It’s interesting how Vikings fans can still have such a cocky attitude even when their team is in shambles. While I agree the Packers played a piss poor Bills team, that certainly does not undermine the fact that they won. A win in the NFL is never easy to come by even when playing a team like the Bills. Hell, all you Viking fans did not seem to mind last year when your first two games were against the powder puff girls. Those were quality wins I tell you. Quality wins.
    Bazinga!

  56. Canned Gravy says: Sep 21, 2010 2:44 PM

    LordFavre says:
    September 21, 2010 10:57 AM
    Awww..all the little bitter Cheese-dick Packtards are out of their mommy’s basement bashing Brett Favre today…how cute!
    It’s called a “back shoulder” throw, and the WR is supposed to stop, come back for the ball IN FRONT of the DB, but maybe Berrian is slow, or retarded…I don’t know.
    ___________________________________
    That’s why you get in synche with your team during OTA’s/Camp….to get that kind of scenario and terminology figured out. Drama bitch would’ve come to camp, these things wouldn’t be an issue. Why do you think Favre mentioned in the presser that he “thought they’d be more on the same page by now…” Really?
    You clowns deserve everything you’ve got coming with this jag. I’m guessing Favre checked to a corner fade route, but would sooner throw his WR under the bus rather than admit fault….as usual. Maybe it was because so many Fins fans were there that BB couln’t hear the audible….nothing new either. It will all come out by year’s end…guaranteed. Just like all the guys on the Packers and Jets talked about him when he left those places. Borderline cancer to the team. Enjoy.

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