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Shiancoe thinks “window is still open” for Vikings

V. Shiancoe

It’s almost hard to believe that the Vikings were seen as Super Bowl contenders only six months ago.

Now they look like a team ready to rebuild, but Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe doesn’t see it that way.  He still sees the talented core of the 2009 NFC title game participants, just needing a little help.

“I feel like the window is still open. It’s definitely getting smaller to me, before the rebuilding process [starts],” Shiancoe told NFL Network via Frank Tadych.   “We have so many veterans and elite players right now on our team. A roster full of great players.”

We like Shiancoe’s optimism so soon after such an epic disaster of a season.  While the offensive line is growing stale, the team does have plenty of playmakers.

“Offensively, we have all the skill positions [filled]. It’s an offensive coordinator’s dream,” Shiancoe said.

Fair enough.  But the Vikings don’t have a quarterback, and they have a new offensive system to learn.   More importantly, the defense needs a lot of work and the team has a huge amount of free agents.

Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman’s words this week were more telling than Shiancoe’s belief.

“Rookies are going to get forced into action. They are going to have to step up and play,” Spielman said.

Translation: We’re rebuilding.

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57 Responses to “Shiancoe thinks “window is still open” for Vikings”
  1. jrmbadger says: Feb 16, 2011 10:04 PM

    Lets just say that Shiancoe’s biggest “asset” isn’t sitting on top of his shoulders.

  2. rcunningham says: Feb 16, 2011 10:04 PM

    Before 100 Packer fans comment on this, I just wanna say that anything is possible in the NFL.

    Did anyone think the Rams would win the Super Bowl at the start of the 99 season? No.

    Did anyone think the Bears would reach the NFCG last year? No.

    Did anyone think the Cardinals would make it to the Super Bowl in 2008? No.

    Am I saying the Vikings will win a Super Bowl in 2011? Most definitely no.

    It’s the NFL, and anything can happen. The LIONS could go on a run next year and win it all. You never know. We have a young team. We have plenty to build around and we could be a LOT worse. Obviously we have some holes that need to addressed. Even the Packers have holes that should be addressed.

    So before you start spewing your LOL BRETT FAVRE comments…just hope that something crazy doesn’t happen, because in the NFL, you’ll never know who will end up eating crow.

  3. canadianvikingfaniii says: Feb 16, 2011 10:07 PM

    What else do you want him to say?

    “We will be at the bottom of the division again this year and we feel we have no shot at anything in the new year.”

    Besides the Packers proved that you can win it big having a youthful team. Now I don’t believe we will make it near the superbowl unless they draft a gem of a QB, but its unlikely because of the division we’re in but we can still look better that we did this past season.

    Even if it is the same number of wins.

  4. sacram3ntal says: Feb 16, 2011 10:12 PM

    Shiancoe abrupty stopped talking when he realized that on the other side of that window was a rookie QB, another season in the Metrodump, and the stench of failure.

    Oh yeah- and also two games against the world champion Green Bay Packers. That too.

  5. rtl1984 says: Feb 16, 2011 10:12 PM

    A window, a small small window, but it’s there. The thing i love about this league the most is that it’s unpredictable and anything can happen. Let’s wait and see.

  6. mkepackfan says: Feb 16, 2011 10:16 PM

    Cellar dwellers!

  7. emoney826 says: Feb 16, 2011 10:19 PM

    With a 4th place record, theyll have an easy schedule. Enough to possibly get them a wild card. But that’s about it. They need too much help. Qb, offensive line, a legit #3 receiver, defensive end, defensive tackle, cornerbacks, a safety. Hell, who am I kidding? This team is in rebuilding mode.

  8. ckacv111 says: Feb 16, 2011 10:20 PM

    Yep, their rebuilding their team, just like you’re rebuilding your usage of the English language.

  9. grantgoodman93 says: Feb 16, 2011 10:21 PM

    As is your “domed” “stadium”

  10. packfannchitown says: Feb 16, 2011 10:25 PM

    Not sure which NFC North team will suck worse, Bears or Vikings.

  11. cobaltdriver says: Feb 16, 2011 10:26 PM

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOO<LOOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOOLLOOLOLLOO!!!!!!!! yeah..amybe the window is open for you guys to fly right out to LA..HAHAHAHAHAHAHA …really..and is SNow White gonna kiss ya so ya wake up?

  12. packerman13 says: Feb 16, 2011 10:27 PM

    I think they should bring Favre back. He could help Frazier the way he helped Childress.

  13. knew8411 says: Feb 16, 2011 10:27 PM

    As a Vikings fan I am excited about the enthusiasm the Shiancoe has, but the realist in me says c-mon man….there are a number of areas that need addressing QB, the O-line (specifically the left side currently occupied by McKinney), the defensive secondary, and resigning Greenway and Rice at a minimum. That’s just for starters

  14. kevo126 says: Feb 16, 2011 10:30 PM

    “But the Vikings don’t have a quarterback, and they have a new offensive system to learn. More importantly, the defense needs a lot of work and the team has a huge amount of free agents.”

    nuff said…

  15. freedomispopular says: Feb 16, 2011 10:31 PM

    What do you expect him to say? “I think our team is a piece of crap and won’t win nothing next year”?

  16. im4cincy says: Feb 16, 2011 10:33 PM

    and the question remains, who opened that window and what were their motives.

  17. jimmysee says: Feb 16, 2011 10:41 PM

    So Pervy — what do you think — is the “window” still open for the magnificent Vikings??????

  18. zn0rseman says: Feb 16, 2011 10:42 PM

    History has proven that at the NFL level, scramble-first QB’s cannot succeed against good defenses. This is has been made apparent time and time again when scramble-first QB’s have been exposed, getting promptly bounced out of the playoffs the first time they square off against a decent defensive unit.

    The last time the Vikings drafted a QB (that wasn’t a black, scramble-first QB) in the first 3 rounds was Tommy Kramer in 1977. So it should not be a suprize that they have not made it to s Super Bowl since. The closest they have ever come was 2009, when they had a (you guessed it) pass first QB in Brett Favre. Prior to that, Tavaris “TJoke” Jackson has been a joke wasting two Super Bowl caliber teams with better QBs on the bench, Daunte “Fumbles” Cullpepper rode the backs of multiple Super Bowl caliber teams into the ground, and who can forget Randal Cunningham getting exposed by the
    Falcons (with Super Bowl winning Brad Johnson in his prime on the bench) in 1998. I’m not even going to mention the Warren Moon/Rich Gannon thing, or the number of other earlier QB
    blunders, that most people reading this probably don’t even remember.

  19. jefedejefes13 says: Feb 16, 2011 10:52 PM

    Window open? Nah , just the missing roof.

  20. thespeaker08 says: Feb 16, 2011 10:52 PM

    It’s the same tiny window that matches those tiny doors in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory.

  21. rcunningham says: Feb 16, 2011 10:53 PM

    zn0rseman says: Feb 16, 2011 10:42 PM

    History has proven that at the NFL level, scramble-first QB’s cannot succeed against good defenses. This is has been made apparent time and time again when scramble-first QB’s have been exposed, getting promptly bounced out of the playoffs the first time they square off against a decent defensive unit.

    The last time the Vikings drafted a QB (that wasn’t a black, scramble-first QB) in the first 3 rounds was Tommy Kramer in 1977. So it should not be a suprize that they have not made it to s Super Bowl since. The closest they have ever come was 2009, when they had a (you guessed it) pass first QB in Brett Favre. Prior to that, Tavaris “TJoke” Jackson has been a joke wasting two Super Bowl caliber teams with better QBs on the bench, Daunte “Fumbles” Cullpepper rode the backs of multiple Super Bowl caliber teams into the ground, and who can forget Randal Cunningham getting exposed by the
    Falcons (with Super Bowl winning Brad Johnson in his prime on the bench) in 1998. I’m not even going to mention the Warren Moon/Rich Gannon thing, or the number of other earlier QB
    blunders, that most people reading this probably don’t even remember.

    “Getting exposed” Yeah, I guess that’s why he threw 2 TDs, 0 INTs, and rushed for another TD. Cunningham was FAR From a rushing QB that year either. Also, what did you expect them to do that game? Bench Cunningham, who had thrown 34 TDs that season, for Brad Johnson? Yeah ok.

    And to say Daunte was a run first QB is asinine. On top of that, are you REALLY trying to say our early 2000 teams were Super Bowl caliber? The secondary was AWFUL (worse than we have now) and the d-line had only Kevin Williams and an overrated Chris Hovan.

  22. Deb says: Feb 16, 2011 10:54 PM

    The 2009 Vikes were impressive, many of those pieces are still in place, and several of last season’s setbacks are best described as “freak occurrences.” Shiancoe’s words are telling in terms of the confidence Vikes players have in each other and in Frazier. Unfortunately, Spielman’s words are a chilling indication of management’s hopes for signing all those free agents.

  23. rcunningham says: Feb 16, 2011 10:57 PM

    Oh and znorseman, you wanna talk about riding teams? Brad Johnson rode Tampa’s defense to his Super Bowl win. The defense had three pick 6′s in that Super Bowl. Brad threw for 215 yards, 2 TDs, and a pick. Oh man what MVP numbers.

  24. kennyrogerschicken says: Feb 16, 2011 11:10 PM

    rcunningham -

    The Packers do have some holes to fill. The difference is the Packers just won the Super Bowl, while the Vikings circled the drain. Plus, Green Bay had so many guys on IR, they should have decent depth at every position once (and if) the season begins.

  25. bcknights says: Feb 16, 2011 11:13 PM

    That window, must be a doll house window. And I’m a fan of the Vikings.

  26. arnoldziffel says: Feb 16, 2011 11:19 PM

    I guess hope springs eternal, and it’s true that as of today the Vikings are 0-0 for the 2011 season.

    But it’s difficult seeing them finish any higher than 4th in the NFC North. Both the Packers and Bears are stronger than the Vikings, and the Lions appear to be about ready to make a challenge for the division as well.

    The Packers, Bears and Lions all have established quarterbacks, while the Vikings may not yet have their 2011 starting QB on their roster at this time.

    The Williams boys – if they’re back … are still looking at 4-game suspensions for the StarCaps thing, which weakens the defense even farther. Plus, the Vikes have a slew of players who remain unsigned for the upcoming season.

    Good luck Vikes … you’re gonna need it.

  27. pervyharvin says: Feb 16, 2011 11:23 PM

    Magic Eight Ball says……(shakes like a fine martini)…..Hell Yes!! The Vikings are going to be a contender in 2011 . Frazier is for real dipsticks, you will take notice.

  28. goombar2 says: Feb 16, 2011 11:43 PM

    I saw that interview, funny watching Shanty throw Webb under the bus. Then he didn’t even know what he should call himself… Seems to not know himself what his real name is…

    You can believe if you want that anything can happen in the NFL, but it’s not true. Teams that win the SB have good defenses and good QB play.

    In a pass first era of football the vike way of doing things is to be a run first offense and their defense features some of the worst DB play in the league, but hey – they’re tough against the run.

    And folks are fans of these guys? Amazing! And some think these guys have a chance? PT Barnum was right sucker born every minute.

  29. lilsmoky says: Feb 16, 2011 11:44 PM

    Visanthe, I have a stadium in LA I would like to sell to you.

  30. tonymission says: Feb 16, 2011 11:56 PM

    They will be lucky to be .500 next season.

  31. ilpackerbacker says: Feb 17, 2011 12:01 AM

    As a Packer fan, I hope to hell that Favre comes back to the Vikings. Tracy Porter misses him too, LOL.

    Meanwhile, pervyharvin and his hick friends are watching NASCAR somewhere in Minnehaha.

  32. illumination666 says: Feb 17, 2011 12:08 AM

    Vikings have as much potential as a dog with no legs trying to walk..
    That’s not a Mike Vick joke either..

  33. svenftw says: Feb 17, 2011 12:29 AM

    gregg was wearing his kaaron rodgers jersey while he was typing this up.

  34. vikesdynasty says: Feb 17, 2011 12:47 AM

    Cobaltdriver says – “LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOO<LOOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOOLLOOLOLLOO!!!!!!!! yeah..amybe the window is open for you guys to fly right out to LA..HAHAHAHAHAHAHA …really..and is SNow White gonna kiss ya so ya wake up?"

    yeah says the guy who drives a lil' cobalt…whats that packin? 133 horsepower? you bada$$

  35. vikesdynasty says: Feb 17, 2011 12:49 AM

    and mr. cobalt driver, im very happy your referencing snow white…what are you 6?

  36. goawayeverybody says: Feb 17, 2011 2:45 AM

    If you define “window” as ten years, then yes, the window is definitely open for the Vikings.

  37. goawayeverybody says: Feb 17, 2011 2:52 AM

    Why does everyone think that because you have a bad record, your schedule is somehow easier?

    Let’s break down the NFL schedule, shall we?

    6 games are against division rivals. Your record doesn’t influence this at all.

    4 games are against 4 teams from another conference division on a rotational basis.

    4 games are against 4 teams from an opposing conference division on a rotational basis.

    This leaves TWO games against teams which ranked at the same level from the previous season. TWO. And this is pretty much irrelevant since they could end up playing a resurgent team (like the Chiefs were last year).

    Therefore, out of all 16 games, ONLY TWO are influenced by your record whether it is good or bad. Shocking that more people don’t know this!

  38. 30ptbuck says: Feb 17, 2011 2:57 AM

    Too bad now the Vikings are going to lose their starting TE because of a drug test failure

  39. dirtdawg55 says: Feb 17, 2011 6:27 AM

    Yes, anything can happen. And when you start using the “anything can happen” defense to describe your team’s fortunes it is the first piece of evidence that nothing will likely happen. Some teams will go into next season with legitimate Super Bowl aspirations, such as the Packers, Steelers, Patriots, Jets, etc, while others, such as the Vikings, Seahawks, Raiders, Cardinals, 49ers, etc are left with the “anything can happen” defense.

    By the way, love how people who take others to task for mangling the English language, mangle it themselves.

    And nice critique of “running QBs” when you really meant “black QBs”, but guess that was too obviously racist for you, wasn’t it?

  40. mikemnz says: Feb 17, 2011 6:32 AM

    The same talented players that went from the nfc championship game to 6-10?? The window has closed on the vikings.

  41. stellarperformance says: Feb 17, 2011 7:23 AM

    rcunningham says: Feb 16, 2011 10:04 PM

    …just hope that something crazy doesn’t happen, because in the NFL, you’ll never know who will end up eating crow.
    ——————————————————————-

    I admire your faith in your team. And I agree that anything can happen in the NFL in any given season. The Vikings have a unique set of circumstances to deal with, the least of which is a quarterback and they do have a lot of talent. That talent needs direction, which the Vikings don’t have in the public sector, in management, in coaching, in facilities, and finally, in a quarterback. I can appreciate optimism but the odds are stacked. I would expect the Packers to rule the North for a few years with Detroit a close second.

  42. sakatak says: Feb 17, 2011 7:25 AM

    The window is open for the vikings, lets all hope pervyharvin jumps out and lands on his head.

  43. JimmySmith says: Feb 17, 2011 8:04 AM

    As a public service, the US Government should examine the drinking water in the Twin Cities to see what causes this level of delusional thinking amoung Vikings players and fans.

    Yes, anything can happen in pro football but the NFL is now a QB driven league and the Vikings have no QB. The proper way to build a team is through draft choices and the Viking’s recent history (Jar Head Allen & Moss) is to give those away like Halloween candy. Lastly, the most suceessful teams re-sign their core players and nearly half of the Viking team is UFA’s, including some of their most impactful players.

    I don’t pretend to know the future but I would bet on only one thing, the Vikings are moving to LA.

  44. detroitfootsketball says: Feb 17, 2011 8:34 AM

    4 teams will be great
    4 teams will be horrible
    the rest will be between 6-10 and 10-6 (any given how the ball bounce and the process)

    dont forget one of those great teams will fall off and one of the horrible teams will shock everyone this is how football goes every year im just glad the lions are in that middle pack and should get better being one of the teams you know will suck get old

  45. detroitfootsketball says: Feb 17, 2011 8:46 AM

    4 teams will be great
    4 teams will be horrible
    the rest will be between 6-10 and 10-6 (any given how the ball bounce and the process)

    dont forget one of those great teams will fall off and one of the horrible teams will shock everyone this is how football goes every year im just glad the lions are in that middle pack and should get better being one of the teams you know will suck gets old

  46. beepa11 says: Feb 17, 2011 9:06 AM

    And what will happen with the Williams duo? Postpone their punishment for another 3 years…? Just wonderin’….

  47. animalmother42 says: Feb 17, 2011 9:08 AM

    As “PHENOMINAL” as the Packer’s were at 10-6 and winning the SB, they were still a 6 seed…which means they were one loss away from a 9-7 no playoff season….who says they are a shoe-in for 10 years to come? Dumb….

  48. gregjennings85 says: Feb 17, 2011 9:44 AM

    Yup, sure you are, Visanthe. By the way, off-subject, but Visanthe is actually my middle name.

    Small world.

  49. jimmysee says: Feb 17, 2011 9:58 AM

    pervyharvin says:
    Feb 16, 2011 11:23 PM
    Magic Eight Ball says……(shakes like a fine martini)…..Hell Yes!! The Vikings are going to be a contender in 2011 . Frazier is for real dipsticks, you will take notice.

    ————————————————————-

    … and army of Estonia will conquer Europe.

    Unless Frazier plays QB, it’s gonna be a long uphill climb (from the cellar of NFC north).

  50. jrmbadger says: Feb 17, 2011 10:07 AM

    “animalmother42 says:
    Feb 17, 2011 9:08 AM
    As “PHENOMINAL” as the Packer’s were at 10-6 and winning the SB, they were still a 6 seed…which means they were one loss away from a 9-7 no playoff season….who says they are a shoe-in for 10 years to come? Dumb….”

    Did you watch the playoffs? Green Bay beat Philly in Philly with Vick playing the whole game, beat Atlanta (the #1 seed) in Atlanta, beat Chicago (the #2 seed) in Chicago and then beat Pittsburgh (the AFC Champ) to win the superbowl. So actually they finished 14-6 and beat a lot of quality teams.

    People are exagerating if they say the Pack will “dominate” the next 10 years, but even a Viking fan can appreciate that the Packers are well positioned to compete and be a threat to win it all for the next 4-5 years (as long as Rodgers stays healthy) because they have an elite quarterback and a young and talented roster. My prediction is that the Packers are the NFC’s answer for the Patriots, Colts and Steelers of the AFC – teams that always seem to go deep in the playoffs and make superbowl appearances. They may not win it all every year, but they rarely have a bad year.

    Hell, the Packers won the superbowl with at least 4 STREET FREE AGENTS (Walden, Frank Zombo, Shields, Howard Green) playing vital positions, they had backups to backups playing and won it all. That tells you the talent level of the team right there – if the Packers “B” team won it all, think how good the “A” team is.

    I won’t say they are going to win 3 superbowls in a row (maybe not even 2), but to say this team didn’t deserve to win the superbowl and isn’t good enough to win 12-13 games next season is pretty silly.

  51. shaggytoodle says: Feb 17, 2011 10:55 AM

    @Rcunningham

    While I agree everyone has a chance at the begining of the season, the majority of the time to make a deep playoff push, you need a solid QB the Rams and Cards, had Kurt Warner slinging the ball around pretty efficiently. Yes, some people did have the Bears doing well this season, with the improvements made from FA.

    I don’t agree with you on the Vikings being young, most of the Dline is 30 or older, the others on the dline are headed FA or getting tazed. The TEs are over thirty, thier best recievers played half the year cuz of hip surgery or migraines and then there Berrian. The left side (and best side) of the Oline is over 30 as well. Thier secondary is crap.

    More likely than not, by the time the Vikings are ready to make a playoff push most those 30 somethings are going to be retired or, have very little in the tank. The window has been closed since about week 8 and its really hard for me to picture Minny. Doing anything else but draft in the top half for the next 3 years.

  52. 30ptbuck says: Feb 17, 2011 12:51 PM

    pervyharvin says:
    Feb 16, 2011 11:23 PM
    Magic Eight Ball says……(shakes like a fine martini)…..Hell Yes!! The Vikings are going to be a contender in 2011 . Frazier is for real dipsticks, you will take notice.

    ————————————————————-
    The NOSTRADUMBASS ™ of the NFL speaks again
    Remember all of his famous predictions from last year
    The Vikings will win the NFC North the NFC Championship and the Superbowl
    The Vikings will beat the Packers Twice
    The Packers won’t make the Playoffs
    The Eagles will beat the Packers
    The Falcons will beat the Packers
    The Bears will beat the Packers
    The Steelers will beat the Packers
    Keep making your predictions Pervy and make sure you keep your job by dusting the Vikes EMPTY Lombardi Trophy case

  53. baboushka says: Feb 17, 2011 3:46 PM

    The “Rebuilding Mode” handle applies to every single team in the modern day NFL, every single year. Free Agency created this type of system where any team can win in any year. That’s why guys like Snyder in Washington And Jones in Dallas keep trying to find lightening in a bottle every year. Every team in the NFL has a core group of roughly 15-20 (max) core players. The trick is rounding out that group properly with rookies and free agents to create a championship roster.

    It is absolutely making sure the “core group” is the right group. That’s what all of the losing teams do wrong. They make fatal mistakes with 1-3 core players in the core group. In the Vikings case that was Brett Favre and Bernard Berrian last year (only 2 players). In Houston it was Matt Shaub. In Carolina it was Jake delhomme for too long. In New England it was guessing wrong on Randy Moss. That really cost them in the playoffs against the Jets. With the Chargers a few years back, it Rivers over Brees, Seau and Norv Turner over Schottenheimer. If they had kept that core group intact with LT, NE would have missed 1 or 2 Super Bowls in their run. And etc. Sometimes it can be a lousy coach coming to a good team.

    Minnesota doesn’t have a “good core”. Vishancoe is right. It has a great core. Unless the new coach and owners dismantle that core. All they have to do is get a decent to very good QB (a Kolb on a mission; a Matt Leinart who finally gets it; a Vince Young with point to prove). Or Joe Webb could stun everyone and play his second year like Josh Freeman or Matty Ice did. I know he shocked me when they finally let him play it his way. He was head and shoulders better than T. Jackson. He obviously had learned a ton watching how Favre did things. And he looked big, fast, strong, smart and hungry for a chance. Any of those QB scenarios happen and the Vikes could be on their way.

    That’s my take on this.

  54. goawayeverybody says: Feb 17, 2011 10:17 PM

    The Vikes will go 7-9 next season. You will see.

  55. brewdogg says: Feb 18, 2011 12:58 AM

    Two scenarios as I see it…

    1) The Vikings trade for a young QB, such as Kolb or Young. In this case, they use their 1st on a LT, perhaps Nate Solder, and move Mckinnie to G, where he will probably much more successful, given his run-blocking abilities and his deficiencies in stopping edge rushers.

    2) They have to settle for an aging veteran (again) and take Gabbert or Mallet or whoever. In that case, veterans start getting phased out, trading those they can, and they go through a couple years before they are serious contenders again.

    Either way, there are enough good young players that it isn’t all doom and gloom.

    And as for the Packers…. Congrats and all, but please stop talking like it’s the beginning of a dynasty. You still have Ts and CBs to replace, and the interior line is still shaky. And just a little in the future…. Driver will retire, and Jones is likely to go for a big payday that TT won’t want to match (which I say as a compliment to him, since Jones is likely to be much better in his current role than he will be as a starter) meaning you will need another WR or two. Or are you really comfortable with Nelson as your #2…? Will TT pay Collins what he will want? Raji? His history casts doubt. I will lay odds that 3/4 of the starting lineup will be different by the 2013 season. And if you think Rodgers will make it all better, remember Marino and the Marx Brothers? They thought so too…. Enjoy this, but remember that every season you need to prove yourselves anew, and for the sake of our North rivalries, I bid you good luck.

  56. stellarperformance says: Feb 18, 2011 1:00 PM

    brewdogg says:
    Feb 18, 2011 12:58 AM
    And as for the Packers…. Congrats and all, but please stop talking like it’s the beginning of a dynasty. You still have Ts and CBs to replace, and the interior line is still shaky. And just a little in the future…. Driver will retire, and Jones is likely to go for a big payday that TT won’t want to match (which I say as a compliment to him, since Jones is likely to be much better in his current role than he will be as a starter) meaning you will need another WR or two. Or are you really comfortable with Nelson as your #2…? Will TT pay Collins what he will want? Raji? His history casts doubt. I will lay odds that 3/4 of the starting lineup will be different by the 2013 season. And if you think Rodgers will make it all better, remember Marino and the Marx Brothers? They thought so too…. Enjoy this, but remember that every season you need to prove yourselves anew, and for the sake of our North rivalries, I bid you good luck.
    ————————————————

    I am a big Packer fan and I agree with everything you described. There are no guarantees for anything, and “dynastys” are a hell of a lot more rare than a SuperBowl appearance…and even rarer than a SuperBowl victory. One year at a time……

  57. doublefatnasty says: Feb 20, 2011 1:24 PM

    The Vikes still have enough talent to contend. Maybe they should trade some of it now for a ton of draft picks. I wouldn’t mind giving up #28 for a ton of draft picks like the Hershal Walker scam.

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