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Packers start loading up linebackers

With Green Bay linebacker Nick Barnett reportedly set to miss the rest of the season with a wrist injury, the team has added to the active roster another linebacker.

Maurice Simpkins has been promoted from the practice squad, the team announced earlier in the hour.  He takes the spot created by the placement of safety Morgan Burnett on injured reserve.

The Pack will backfill Simpkins’ spot on the practice squad by adding Johnny Williams, an undrafted free agent in 2009, who has spent time with the Jags, Steelers, and Broncos.

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  1. FavretoMoss says: Oct 7, 2010 1:46 PM

    TT is at it again! Genius moves!! NFL exec of the year again!!

  2. MarcusMac7 says: Oct 7, 2010 1:52 PM

    Trade for Merriman and make him play inside.

  3. Bordner says: Oct 7, 2010 1:55 PM

    Well, that makes me feel better. Now that we’ve got Simpkins on the active roster. A whole lot better. Much, much better.

  4. Mike McCarthy's Moobs says: Oct 7, 2010 1:57 PM

    This qualifies as a bold move for Ted Thompson.

  5. minnesconsin_ad says: Oct 7, 2010 1:59 PM

    ahh, signature TT moves. us packer fans can finally take a collective deep breath with the knowledge that everything will be A-OK. sigh.

  6. lurch's nyquil says: Oct 7, 2010 2:09 PM

    Please please please , Skins run the ball and please please please account for Clay Mathews. I am afraid he is gonna rip McNabbs head off. I can honestly say that if this guy wanted my beautiful wife I would beg her to go with him so he doesnt hit me over the head and bash me into the ground. Dude is a maniac.

  7. Charles Wood says: Oct 7, 2010 2:09 PM

    Settle down G-Force… we’ll have Hawk and the Bishop inside, Jones and Matthews III outside. I’m more concerned about the secondary than lb. Collins was running around at practice today at least.

  8. MACHINE GUN IBIZA says: Oct 7, 2010 2:11 PM

    When you are 3-1 and the class of the division it’s not surprising you don’t see any “hail mary” moves like signing Randy Moss.

  9. sand0 says: Oct 7, 2010 2:11 PM

    TT addresses the weaknesses of his teams better than any GM in the league, hands down. Vikings are out wasting a 3rd round pick for a mediocre WR while big Ted is able to get solid LB’s left and right without spending any draft picks.
    Is there any chance the Packers don’t win at least half of the next 20 superbowls?

  10. lebowski says: Oct 7, 2010 2:13 PM

    Thompson does love his undrafted free agents.

  11. packerfanfornot4life says: Oct 7, 2010 2:13 PM

    While i do agree that he should trade for a RB you people make it sound like probowl LB’S are just being given away and that there are LB’S out on the street.
    LB is i little harder to find and or trade for than a running back seeing as each team in the league needs like 6-8 of them.

  12. hardhead2 says: Oct 7, 2010 2:15 PM

    Some of the better LB’s won’t be available until the UFL season ends Nov. 20th. It is what it is.
    The passing game is what makes the Pack special. You’ll see that the next few weeks. The Pack can outscore Washington and Miami. Then the PUP guys become available for week 7, Minny at Lambeau.
    By no means is this season over for the Green and Gold.

  13. shaggytoodle says: Oct 7, 2010 2:28 PM

    minnesconsin_ad says:
    October 7, 2010 1:59 PM
    ahh, signature TT moves. us packer fans can finally take a collective deep breath with the knowledge that everything will be A-OK. sigh
    ______________________________
    Just cuz GB doesn’t trade for someone everytime a starter gets hurt doesn’t make TT a bad GM.
    It almost works like that for Minn. They get people hurt they trade for Camarillo, that still didnt do the job right so they needed to trade for another WR this week.

  14. Contra says: Oct 7, 2010 2:29 PM

    Reading this posts makes me feel that the Packer faithful is proclaiming mutiny against TT. Well, it was only a matter of time before that happened hahahahahaha.

  15. Packman2904 says: Oct 7, 2010 2:31 PM

    You all really expect TT to immediately trade for a replacement, which is really the only other ‘bold’ move he could make. You blame him for not knowing these specific season ending injuries were going to happen?
    Question is does he trade for a RB, FS, LB, CB, or none?Injuries are killing us, and there isn’t a single trade that can be made fill all these holes. Really hope Atari and Al come back healthy in two weeks, but till we see about that or start losing games, hold off on the ‘I told you so’ sh-t.

  16. SJ Apollo says: Oct 7, 2010 2:31 PM

    Hmm, not a lot of Viking fans. They must all be looking at the shots of Favre’s dong on Deadspin.

  17. betheball says: Oct 7, 2010 2:33 PM

    and in related news, Brett Favre had to abruptly postpone his appearance at todays scheduled press conference after receiving a call from Deanna’s attorney

  18. gregjennings says: Oct 7, 2010 2:34 PM

    Maurice Simpkins is a #1 LB on any other team. Wow!!! The depth of this Green Bay team is awesome.

  19. Lucky5927 says: Oct 7, 2010 2:39 PM

    MarcusMac7 says:
    October 7, 2010 1:52 PM
    Trade for Merriman and make him play inside.
    ————————————————-
    Dude,
    Merriman hasn’t been the same off the juice and he is overpriced for his production. And THEN you want to move inside? Matt Millen, is that you??? I thought Florio banned you from this site.

  20. 4-84-28puretalent says: Oct 7, 2010 2:43 PM

    I am a hard core Vikings fan. And let me start by saying I dont think they are a lock to make the superbowl but the move they made yesterday makes them a better team and very dangerous if they do make the playoffs. Not to mention it shows the fans the Ziggy is committed to his to his fan base. Yesterday was like christmas for us. Woke up in the morning and ran down stairs and under the tree was a Randy Moss a top 5 WR and was exactly what we needed. We are lucky to have an owner that is willing to make these bold moves to add talent to the club when they need it. Ted Thompson just makes me shake my head. The Packers as much as I hate to say it have a decent team. The running game is the one clear spot on the team that needed some help. To not get Lynch for a 4th round pick is just dumb. Does this guy just not care about his fan base?

  21. PackerFanTastic says: Oct 7, 2010 2:45 PM

    Maybe he should look into Cato June of the Omaha Nighthawks. He can get him early for $150,000 paid to the UFL.

  22. DocBG says: Oct 7, 2010 2:54 PM

    hmmm, packers talking up their front seven, but somehow could not get through that “stout” chicago offensive line that gave up a mere 9 sacks to new york, in one half…
    now you lose a safety in a weak secondary, then another safety, and a linebacker. but dont worry, you’ve got a piss poor cover guy in mathews, and A. J. (where do i stand on this play?) hawk to really carry the load.
    btw haters, signing moss is called intelligence, not a hail mary. you see, smart teams go and get a missing piece when they need it, injured WR means we go and get another one of similar talent, perhaps TT would like some advice on running a professional sports franchise?

  23. FavretoMoss says: Oct 7, 2010 3:00 PM

    PackerFanTastic says:
    October 7, 2010 2:45 PM
    Maybe he should look into Cato June of the Omaha Nighthawks. He can get him early for $150,000 paid to the UFL.
    ========================
    He’s not “Packer people”.
    That makes me laugh right out loud every time I hear or see it.

  24. bruce campbells chainsaw hand says: Oct 7, 2010 3:02 PM

    FavretoMoss –
    Last I checked the Packers were 3-1 and the Vikings were 1-2. Maybe Ted knows what he’s doing.

  25. Ruvell200 says: Oct 7, 2010 3:03 PM

    Simpkins is a blend of Lawrence Taylor, Ray Lewis and Mike Singletary in his prime. No one can stop him.

  26. bruce campbells chainsaw hand says: Oct 7, 2010 3:05 PM

    DocBG –
    It’s a hail mary. Smart teams don’t mortgage their future for a 41 year old quarterback and a mouthy wide receiver they already traded once. Viking fans better hope this is the year they win it all, because the next few are going to be rough.

  27. shaggytoodle says: Oct 7, 2010 3:07 PM

    SJ Apollo says:
    October 7, 2010 2:31 PM
    Hmm, not a lot of Viking fans. They must all be looking at the shots of Favre’s dong on Deadspin.
    ______________________________
    Everyone knows that the to be a Jet you have to go the extra distance to make sure those female reporters get a something to do a spread on.

  28. Contra says: Oct 7, 2010 3:09 PM

    sand0 says:
    October 7, 2010 2:11 PM
    TT addresses the weaknesses of his teams better than any GM in the league, hands down. Vikings are out wasting a 3rd round pick for a mediocre WR while big Ted is able to get solid LB’s left and right without spending any draft picks.
    Is there any chance the Packers don’t win at least half of the next 20 superbowls?
    ———–
    Sorry pal, no amount of seasoning can make that pile of dung you call a team taste any better. You cant dress it up to look nicer so stop. Just admit that the Packers and their management have doen NOTHING to help the team fill gaps which appeared after the injury bug took its toll. Its like the Packer fanbase is a cult all trying to make you believe all is well. suckers!

  29. SoCalViking says: Oct 7, 2010 3:12 PM

    shaggytoodle says:
    October 7, 2010 2:28 PM
    Just cuz GB doesn’t trade for someone everytime a starter gets hurt doesn’t make TT a bad GM.
    It almost works like that for Minn. They get people hurt they trade for Camarillo, that still didnt do the job right so they needed to trade for another WR this week.
    ____________________________________
    Yes, this is how teams with good GMs and owners do it. They trade Bennie Sapp, who wasn’t going to make the team anyway, for Camarillo – so they essentially got him for free. And then they pick up one of the best WRs in the game, who now has a chip on his shoulder and also fills the teams biggest need, for only a 3rd round pick. Meanwhile, TT continues to sit on his hands and hope his franchise QB can make enough plays to overcome all of the teams other issues.
    Good luck with that!

  30. bruce campbells chainsaw hand says: Oct 7, 2010 3:13 PM

    Contra-
    No mutiny here. The Packers are 3-1 even though they haven’t played good football. Good teams like Green Bay find ways to win through injuries and bad play. Bad teams lose games they should win and choke when it counts. Coincidentally, the Vikings are 1-2.

  31. shaggytoodle says: Oct 7, 2010 3:15 PM

    btw haters, signing moss is called intelligence, not a hail mary. you see, smart teams go and get a missing piece when they need it, injured WR means we go and get another one of similar talent, perhaps TT would like some advice on running a professional sports franchise?
    ______________________________
    You guys said Camarillo was the missing piece???
    Need another WR a month later guess he wasn’t.

  32. jamesz23 says: Oct 7, 2010 3:18 PM

    If you’re a Vikings fan who greatly dislikes the Green Bay Packers why question the way Ted Thompson does business? Just sit back and enjoy that your team adds bigtime veterans to your roster when they’re needed. Some of you get so worked up over a white haired GM from your rival team. I don’t know why either, because he’s not outspoken like a Mark Cuban or George Steinbrenner. There was an article this summer saying he was pushing the beverage cart in practice.

  33. Ambrose says: Oct 7, 2010 3:21 PM

    The sign of a good team and good team management is to not panic. The Packers have had some setbacks but they get some key people back soon and you sail with the crew you got. This is where nearly every player in the league has been at one time…waiting for their chance. Until somebody unseats the Packers they are still tied for their division lead, not 1.5 games back after three played. That’s why they play the games and that’s why Green Bay will be solid for a long time, unlike a certain team to the West that is in full-panic mode and has nineteen free agents to deal with next year and no quarterback.

  34. SoCalViking says: Oct 7, 2010 3:25 PM

    shaggytoodle says:
    October 7, 2010 2:28 PM
    Just cuz GB doesn’t trade for someone everytime a starter gets hurt doesn’t make TT a bad GM.
    It almost works like that for Minn. They get people hurt they trade for Camarillo, that still didnt do the job right so they needed to trade for another WR this week.
    ____________________________________
    Yes, this is how teams with good GMs and owners do it. They trade Bennie Sapp, who wasn’t going to make the team anyway, for Camarillo – so they essentially got him for free. And then they pick up one of the best WRs in the game, who now has a chip on his shoulder and also fills the teams biggest need, for only a 3rd round pick. Meanwhile, TT continues to sit on his hands and hope his franchise QB can make enough plays to overcome all of the teams other issues.
    Good luck with that!

  35. Contra says: Oct 7, 2010 3:26 PM

    bruce campbells chainsaw hand says:
    October 7, 2010 3:02 PM
    FavretoMoss –
    Last I checked the Packers were 3-1 and the Vikings were 1-2. Maybe Ted knows what he’s doing.
    ———-
    Give me an update 4 weeks from now. Hope youre still around by then.

  36. SoCalViking says: Oct 7, 2010 3:33 PM

    Why do Packer fans keep posting their current records? Are play-off births handed out at the end of Sept now?

  37. shaggytoodle says: Oct 7, 2010 3:35 PM

    Yes, this is how teams with good GMs and owners do it. They trade Bennie Sapp, who wasn’t going to make the team anyway, for Camarillo – so they essentially got him for free. And then they pick up one of the best WRs in the game, who now has a chip on his shoulder and also fills the teams biggest need, for only a 3rd round pick. Meanwhile, TT continues to sit on his hands and hope his franchise QB can make enough plays to overcome all of the teams other issues.
    _____________________________
    Yes and Cam has been SO awesome, I am glad was able to help you beat the Dolph… I mean Lions.
    Just cuz you guys have been running around since preseason like a chicken with your head cut-off doesn’t mean its good for everyone else.
    Just cuz Vikes have been spazzing since pre-season doesn’t mean the Packers need to. It sucks being injured, but trades rarely work out in the NFL just ask Herschel Walker.

  38. PackFaninPackLand says: Oct 7, 2010 3:45 PM

    Re: MarcusMac7
    Umm, that would require Ted giving up one of his “BETTER THAN GOLD” draft picks.
    We know he wouldn’t trade two 4th rounders for a former First Round pick RB with TWO 1,000 rushing seasons under his belt, is only 24 years old, and has 2 low salary years left on his contract $885 K this year, and $1.14 M in 2011.
    Even if that would fill the biggest weakest on the roster, and may be the cause of us not having a “super” year !
    I hate Ted Thompson with the red hot intensity of a thousand suns.

  39. arodisgod says: Oct 7, 2010 3:49 PM

    pack just has to survive 2-3 weeks, keep collins healthy and they will probably have the best secondary in the league. i mean al harris will be the nickel corner, not due to injury but just plain skill, because tramon williams is playing lights out. hell QBs are picking on CHARLES WOODSON because they dont want to throw his way. hes silently having an insane year so far, 3 or fewer catches and under 40 yards for all his primary covers (D Jax, hester, B johnson, L evans). then we have bigby back there, collins a probowler, and need i say charles, shields has been a serviceable nickel corner, having him as 4th will be awesome.
    capers can hide the weak inside linebackers with bigby and scheming once everyone is back in 2-3 weeks, til then itll be iffy.

  40. TheBaySay says: Oct 7, 2010 3:53 PM

    Ummm… Contra… I believe Sando is one of “you” and was going for the “hilarious parody” bit. The Packer “fans” who are wailing because TT hasn’t mortgaged the next draft to replace Barnett are probably the same “fans” who have been griping for the last five years that Barnett overruns every play and makes all his tackles ten yards downfield. Looks as if injuries may reel the Packers back to the Vikings – it’s the only way it could happen. Always better to be lucky than good. But then the odds of Grampa playing through the next 13 straight weeks may not be the best either, so we’ll see.

  41. 1mge says: Oct 7, 2010 3:55 PM

    Vikings 1-2
    Packers 3-1

  42. I_H8_Waffles says: Oct 7, 2010 3:58 PM

    Contra says: October 7, 2010 3:26 PM
    “Give me an update 4 weeks from now. Hope youre still around by then.”
    We should ask, will you be around? Or will you and most other Queen fans have slit their wrists after Moss does the team no good?

  43. SoCalViking says: Oct 7, 2010 3:59 PM

    Dude, you make no sense! First of all, nobody ever said Camarillo was “the missing piece of the puzzle”, or whatever you claimed. He was/is just a body. The Vikes needed WRs more than CBs, so they made a very wise trade at no additional cost to them, period!
    Secondly, how does the Moss trade compare to the Hershel Walker trade? It’s only ONE 3rd round pick, it’s not a couple of 1st, and couple of 2nds, a 3rd, a couple of players….Besides, when you have as much talent as the Vikings do, a 3rd round pick isn’t going to the see the field much anyway. They are building to win now.
    Brilliant move by the Vikings. They addressed their biggest weakness while TT just throws a penny in the well and makes a wish to the football fairy that his team’s problems will simply go away.

  44. smithopher says: Oct 7, 2010 4:02 PM

    @ MarcusMac7 – that’s not a good idea…. merriman in green bay? as an ILB? i dont think so… he’s more of a pass rusher than run stopper. need someone to hold down that rush defense in the middle.

  45. jimmySee says: Oct 7, 2010 4:08 PM

    “The Packers as much as I hate to say it have a decent team.

    I appreciate that comment — but how did they get to be a “decent team?”
    Answer is by NOT trading away draft picks on questionable disruptive over the hill talent.
    Go Pack Go!

  46. FavretoMoss says: Oct 7, 2010 4:09 PM

    It’s so funny to see the packer faithful with a collective load in their pants. SOcal, they are posting the records now at the 1/4 mark, because they know in short order the Vikes are going to overtake them.
    It’s nice that you have to go in the way back machine(big suprise there) to show a trade that didn’t work out well for the Vikings.
    You Packer fans are so predictable!
    3 guys from last year that were starters on defense. 2 back soon-won’t be game ready.
    4 current starters on defense MIA
    1 current starter on offense MIA
    Yeah, I’m sure they are going to keep on rolling.
    Just because Grant filled in and did well for an injured starter doesn’t mean you catch lightning in a bottle every time. Grow up.

  47. PackersHome says: Oct 7, 2010 4:32 PM

    We’re hurting and there’s no doubting that. We don’t have a true RB, we lost our young starting safety, our RT is gonna miss 4 – 6 weeks with a shoulder injury, we lost one of DL for the year, one of the ILB’s out for the year, another ILB is going to miss considerable time …
    Fact is, Packers are hurting and there’s no questioning that at all.
    Then I see some of us (Packers fans) saying the Moss to Vikings is no big deal. You’re kidding me, right? We couldn’t stop the Vikings without Moss and we had our starting secondary in tact.
    Moss + Vikings = contender again. Plain and simple., UNLESS opposing defense rattle the crap out of Brettwood. (got crocs?)

  48. Charon112233 says: Oct 7, 2010 5:37 PM

    K first of all you guys worried about Moss he is 33 years old he isn’t the same guy second of all can he play tackle cause there biggest worries is O-line protection.
    Also about TT adding this crappy linebacker wat do you expect him to do he isn’t going to give all his draft picks away for a guy that nobody else wants. I have already given up on this year we have to many injuries its hard to over come so this is not a super bowl team.. I just hope at the end of the season we win 1 playoff game so every shuts up about A-Rod never winning a playoff game even though he has had only one chance. But believe me I want TT fired and I actually like McCarthy for the most part he develops people pretty well.
    I will still be watching while our defense gets beat up and down the field and hoping for the best but I don’t expect to much to happen.
    I have always thought we were one year away anyways for a legitimate playoff run. Everybody seems to want a GM like the vikings but they are screwed next year with there draft and they also don’t have to much of a chance to win the SuperBowl in the next 5 or so year and they know this is there best chance.
    The Packers are in it for the long hall they don’t want to screw the future cause the fans want stuff to happen now get over it its for the best.

  49. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fatter says: Oct 7, 2010 5:52 PM

    PackersHome says: October 7, 2010 4:32 PM
    We’re hurting and there’s no doubting that. We don’t have a true RB, we lost our young starting safety, our RT is gonna miss 4 – 6 weeks with a shoulder injury, we lost one of DL for the year, one of the ILB’s out for the year, another ILB is going to miss considerable time …
    Fact is, Packers are hurting and there’s no questioning that at all.
    Then I see some of us (Packers fans) saying the Moss to Vikings is no big deal. You’re kidding me, right? We couldn’t stop the Vikings without Moss and we had our starting secondary in tact.
    ***************
    i have to agree with packershome on this. adding randy moss to the team with the best running back and lowest pts. against in the conference is huge, especially when the pckers are so beat up and have a g.m. that refuses to do anything after the draft is over. as packershome correctly points out, the pckers couldn’t stop moss even if they had a healthy defense.

  50. P-townPacker says: Oct 7, 2010 6:27 PM

    SoCalViking says:
    October 7, 2010 3:59 PM
    “Dude, you make no sense! First of all, nobody ever said Camarillo was “the missing piece of the puzzle”, or whatever you claimed. He was/is just a body…They are building to win now…Brilliant move by the Vikings. They addressed their biggest weakness…”
    Here’s a link to all of the Viking fans who claimed he was more than a body: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/25/vikings-trade-for-veteran-receiver/
    So it would appear that the Vikings have been “building to win” or “addressing their biggest weakness” for a few months now at receiver. And doesn’t it usually help to have the team built before the season starts? It’s a little different when it’s injuries during the season. Viking fans just don’t get it.

  51. P-townPacker says: Oct 7, 2010 6:49 PM

    Gravy Makes Sconnies Fatter says:
    adding randy moss to the team with the best running back and lowest pts. against in the conference is huge
    You should also point out that you have the lowest points for too, not just against. So what’s the point of saying you have the best running back in the league when the Vikings are only scoring 14.3 points a game? What does that prove because it hasn’t helped in the point stats, which directly relates to wins?

  52. ACS2 says: Oct 7, 2010 8:33 PM

    Contra says:
    October 7, 2010 3:09 PM
    sand0 says:
    October 7, 2010 2:11 PM
    TT addresses the weaknesses of his teams better than any GM in the league, hands down. Vikings are out wasting a 3rd round pick for a mediocre WR while big Ted is able to get solid LB’s left and right without spending any draft picks.
    Is there any chance the Packers don’t win at least half of the next 20 superbowls?
    ———–
    Sorry pal, no amount of seasoning can make that pile of dung you call a team taste any better. You cant dress it up to look nicer so stop. Just admit that the Packers and their management have doen NOTHING to help the team fill gaps which appeared after the injury bug took its toll. Its like the Packer fanbase is a cult all trying to make you believe all is well. suckers!
    ————
    Nothing better than seeing a stupid Vikings homer mistake another stupid Vikings homer’s sarcastic post as a sincere post from a Packer fan.
    Stay stupid, Contra! We love you that way.

  53. ACS2 says: Oct 7, 2010 8:38 PM

    Gravy Makes Sconnies Fatter says:
    October 7, 2010 5:52 PM
    PackersHome says: October 7, 2010 4:32 PM
    We’re hurting and there’s no doubting that. We don’t have a true RB, we lost our young starting safety, our RT is gonna miss 4 – 6 weeks with a shoulder injury, we lost one of DL for the year, one of the ILB’s out for the year, another ILB is going to miss considerable time …
    Fact is, Packers are hurting and there’s no questioning that at all.
    Then I see some of us (Packers fans) saying the Moss to Vikings is no big deal. You’re kidding me, right? We couldn’t stop the Vikings without Moss and we had our starting secondary in tact.
    ***************
    i have to agree with packershome on this. adding randy moss to the team with the best running back and lowest pts. against in the conference is huge, especially when the pckers are so beat up and have a g.m. that refuses to do anything after the draft is over. as packershome correctly points out, the pckers couldn’t stop moss even if they had a healthy defense.
    ———-
    Wonderful job of self-posting. The username is a little too obvious, though. Next time try something like “ImaPackerfan” or “Imnotgravy”.

  54. SoCalViking says: Oct 7, 2010 8:42 PM

    P-townPacker says:
    October 7, 2010 6:27 PM
    So it would appear that the Vikings have been “building to win” or “addressing their biggest weakness” for a few months now at receiver. And doesn’t it usually help to have the team built before the season starts? It’s a little different when it’s injuries during the season. Viking fans just don’t get it.
    ____________________________________
    Oh, I see. So when your best WR tells you 2 WEEKS before the season starts that he needs hip surgery, that doesn’t count because it is BEFORE the season and 6’4″ quality WRs that can stretch the field just grow on trees? Please!!!
    P-townPacker says:
    October 7, 2010 6:49 PM
    You should also point out that you have the lowest points for too, not just against. So what’s the point of saying you have the best running back in the league when the Vikings are only scoring 14.3 points a game? What does that prove because it hasn’t helped in the point stats, which directly relates to wins?
    _____________________________________
    No kidding! So now why do you think we’ve been trying to address that WR position and went out and acquired Moss?
    And you say that “Viking fans just don’t get it”??????
    I think you’re drinking the TT Kool-aid.

  55. Calistin says: Oct 7, 2010 9:12 PM

    Prayer meetings all over Minnesota this week as they hope to salvage their season.
    Spend, spend, spend, lose, lose, lose.
    Kinda like most of the jokers that live in Minnesota.
    What is Minnesota known for except having the biggest choking team in sports history?
    Oh right, they made a pro wrassler Governer….’nuff said.

  56. Calistin says: Oct 7, 2010 9:15 PM

    So when the Packers beat the Vikings with all their injuries, what you gonna say then eh?
    Just curious….

  57. P-townPacker says: Oct 7, 2010 11:07 PM

    SoCalViking says:
    October 7, 2010 8:42 PM
    “Oh, I see. So when your best WR tells you 2 WEEKS before the season starts that he needs hip surgery, that doesn’t count because it is BEFORE the season and 6’4″ quality WRs that can stretch the field just grow on trees? Please!!!”
    Hmm, sounds like what Atari did to us this off-season, but we haven’t been looking for his replacement since the season started. Unfortunately, we are now looking for safety help because he suffered from a season-ending injury that happened during the season (key word there was DURING).
    ————–
    “No kidding! So now why do you think we’ve been trying to address that WR position and went out and acquired Moss?…And you say that “Viking fans just don’t get it”??????”
    So mortgaging the future on a rental WR that the Viking already shipped off once is going to save the day? He cost the Vikings a draft pick and last I checked, Randy is over 30. They have a lot of old players, something like 15 free-agents after this season, and they are trading away draft picks, that’s why I say, Viking fans just don’t get it.
    ————-
    “I think you’re drinking the TT Kool-aid.”
    And I never said a thing about Ted, so what does the above statement have to do with anything? Was that an attempt to just to attack me for showing where your first comment was a mistake about how Camarillo was considered more than just a body by the Viking fan base, and/ or asking a questions about what Adrian really means to an offense that is scoring only 14 points a game?

  58. shaggytoodle says: Oct 8, 2010 12:31 AM

    Vikings fans don’t judge TT and the rest of the Packers.
    Cuz we don’t spaz out.
    Your team realizes that thier superwindow is VERY small, especially with the way they started. They hoping to attempt to open it back up.
    Good luck with that.

  59. SoCalViking says: Oct 8, 2010 12:39 AM

    Calistin says:
    October 7, 2010 9:15 PM
    So when the Packers beat the Vikings with all their injuries, what you gonna say then eh?
    Just curious….
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    Dude, great take! Who writes this stuff for you? Are you talking about basically the same Packer team, minus some key injuries, that the Vikings dominated last year, in both games? Exactly what are the one-dimensional Packers going to do differently that makes you believe the outcome will be any different? Is Rogers going to play defense too? Is Rogers going to hand the ball off to himself?
    Here, let me help you. The Packers need to be at least +2 in the turnover ratio and hope their dysfunctional special teams somehow outplays the Vikes’ mediocre special teams. That is the only way they beat the Vikes.

  60. shaggytoodle says: Oct 8, 2010 3:44 AM

    Secondly, how does the Moss trade compare to the Hershel Walker trade? It’s only ONE 3rd round pick, it’s not a couple of 1st, and couple of 2nds, a 3rd, a couple of players….Besides, when you have as much talent as the Vikings do, a 3rd round pick isn’t going to the see the field much anyway. They are building to win now.
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    Ok well I am sorry to use Herschel Walker for an example of trades not doing much in the NFL maybe I should go with something more present perhaps.
    How about when Randy Moss got traded to Oakland?
    How did that pan out for the Vikings?

  61. GrinderWI says: Oct 8, 2010 9:24 AM

    My God, anyone with even half of a brain realizes that signing Moss was at the same time a must AND brilliant. All this crap about selling out the future is just that CRAP. It’s a win now league and that’s what the Vikings are aiming to do. Bringing up bad trades from years ago has no bearing on what is happening with the Vikings TODAY. It is just sad reading the posts from Packer fans who are still acting like Favre dumped them the day before the prom. Grow up and move on, he has and so has Moss.

  62. JamaicanCheeseHead.Bmore says: Oct 8, 2010 9:49 AM

    Have you seen a blind folded guy play football? I have his name is Brandon Jackson. This guy should be on the practice squad.

  63. SoCalViking says: Oct 8, 2010 10:35 AM

    Shaggy:
    Dude, I’m having trouble following your logic. OK, so you admit that the Hershel Walker trade was a bad example. So then what relevance does the Moss trade to Oakland have on the trade with the Pats? What exactly is your point?

  64. shaggytoodle says: Oct 8, 2010 11:50 AM

    So then what relevance does the Moss trade to Oakland have on the trade with the Pats? What exactly is your point?
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    Trades rarely work out.
    I didn’t realize I was talking above your guys heads.

  65. FavretoMoss says: Oct 8, 2010 11:53 AM

    SOCAL:
    He’s trying to justify Thompson not making any trades by sayong “trades do not make a difference to teams.”I’m not going to list all the cases out there that there are to prove him wrong. He;s just another one of TT’s “pod people”.

  66. SoCalViking says: Oct 8, 2010 12:31 PM

    Yeah, that Jared Allen trade didn’t help the Vikings at all.
    It’s not that you’re talking over anyone’s head. It’s just that your point is kind of ignorant.

  67. FavretoMoss says: Oct 8, 2010 1:18 PM

    Check out the internet shaggy. There are an abundance of trades that benifitted the team trading a vet for picks. You just HOPE this doesn’t work because your team is in the path of a juggernaut.

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