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Talk heats up in Minnesota of Donovan McNabb to the Vikings

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We’ve noted from time to time this offseason that Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is sending mixed signals about what the team plans to do at quarterback this year, and that acquiring a veteran like Donovan McNabb could be an option.

But we haven’t seen anyone make so bold a statement about the Vikings’ quarterback situation as the St. Paul Pioneer Press makes today, with a headline reading, “It’s looking like Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback next season will be Donovan McNabb.”

Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot of substance to the story below the headline. The story notes that Frazier and Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman are noncommittal about their starting quarterback, and that McNabb “makes the most sense.”

And maybe he does. Picking at No. 12, the Vikings probably won’t get a shot at either of the top two quarterbacks in this year’s draft, Cam Newton or Blaine Gabbert, and if they don’t draft a quarterback they’re probably going to want a veteran who can step right in and start in their offense, and McNabb fits that bill.

But at the moment we’re a long way from actually seeing McNabb in a Vikings uniform. Even if some in Minnesota think it’s likely.

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76 Responses to “Talk heats up in Minnesota of Donovan McNabb to the Vikings”
  1. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Apr 7, 2011 1:36 PM

    NFL stoppage, now the government. Two more earthquakes today. Dec 21, 2012 here we come…

  2. rovibe says: Apr 7, 2011 1:37 PM

    I’d rather they either draft and start a rookie, or go with Webb. That way, the young WB gets experience quick, and the team drafts high again next year.

    No point handing it off to McNabb unless you think he can get you into the playoffs, and I don’t see it. Otherwise, you’re just hurting your draft position next year and putting off the long term QB answer again.

  3. seattlerogueburner says: Apr 7, 2011 1:39 PM

    I think it’s a great move. The Vikings need fresh new blood to replace the fading veteran they had. McNabb…fits that….

  4. duanethomas says: Apr 7, 2011 1:40 PM

    Most teams when they get younger at a position, don’t trade for a 35 year old, but they will get younger…LoL.

    I wonder what Fran Tarkenton is going to think about this.

  5. smarterthantheaveragebearfan says: Apr 7, 2011 1:42 PM

    I am sure the rest of the NFC Central hopes this turns out to be true….

  6. smacklayer says: Apr 7, 2011 1:42 PM

    I mostly side with the owners on most of this labor mess, but it is unfrotunate that we don’t have free agency season this year. Owners should have imposed their last best offer and then locked out after the end of free angecy.

  7. jebdamone says: Apr 7, 2011 1:48 PM

    don’t want mcnabb in even the slightest. he is old, fat, and doesn’t seem to care about football at all any more.

  8. bengalsown says: Apr 7, 2011 1:51 PM

    Wow, that’s some quality writing right there.

  9. jvm127 says: Apr 7, 2011 1:52 PM

    Why do teams do this? Going all the way back to Johnny Unitas and Joe Namath, teams have been enamored by the big name QB who “used to be” great. McNabb is a great guy. He actually had lunch with me and my family in Hawaii when I was in the Navy. But the fact is, just like for Culpepper, Bulger, Pennington, and all those “veteran” guys, it’s over. Their window of opportunity has closed and now guys like McNabb are really good at selling jerseys and not much else when they sign with a new team.

  10. pervyharvin says: Apr 7, 2011 1:59 PM

    If you read the story it is Charley Walters who seems to think this. He don’t know jack. Can’t believe they allow such speculative nonsense in a major paper.

  11. nfl25 says: Apr 7, 2011 2:00 PM

    while mcnabb should be better than last year becaseu he has AP and better receivers, i think going with him would be a mistake. vikes cant have to bad seasons in a row, they were one play away from the superbowl two years ago.

    i think mcnabb was good for the eagles for a few reasons and he no longer has any of thise reasons. he had great athleticism when he was young, by the time he lost that he was in the eagles system for 6-7 years. so he knew the system so well. plus andy reid can make qbs look a little better than they are. say what you want about reid running the ball, he scores lots of points, which the the only reason you play offence. i hope he plays well but i dont see it. just my opinion

  12. skoobyfl says: Apr 7, 2011 2:02 PM

    Do the Vikings give away free Geritol or something ?

  13. marshmellon says: Apr 7, 2011 2:02 PM

    Did anyone bother running this by Brett?

  14. jnbnet says: Apr 7, 2011 2:03 PM

    They still need a “young” QB, but I think McNab could be a great help. He would give the Vikings hope for the present, and he could hlelp develop their QB of the future.

  15. zn0rseman says: Apr 7, 2011 2:07 PM

    McNabb sucks. If he becomes a Viking I’ll be rooting for my own team to lose.

  16. chuckyd317 says: Apr 7, 2011 2:07 PM

    Haven’t they learned their lesson on picking up washed up overrated QB’s yet?? And why would you need a 3rd mobile, completely inaccurate QB on your roster?

  17. contra74 says: Apr 7, 2011 2:12 PM

    Long time Vikes fan here and NO this is not the solution. How long will he last? 3 years about best maybe? Then what!? By that time Webb will have lost the urge to play QB and will focus on WR. McNabb retiring will then set back the Vikes another 3 years. One COULD argue that the tread on Petersons tires would be good enough for only the next 3 years while McNabb is there and wont be around long enough for a rookie to take over BUT for the Vikes long term success we need a fresh new rookie to learn the system and stay for a while.

  18. nabz034 says: Apr 7, 2011 2:13 PM

    “Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot of substance to the story below the headline.”

    The same should be said about the headline to this story.

  19. dbellina says: Apr 7, 2011 2:13 PM

    I (still) do not want Cam Newton on my team.

  20. djrando7 says: Apr 7, 2011 2:16 PM

    Leslie Frazier, meet Kyle Orton.

    Orton would be perfectly fit for the Vikings for years. He knows the Bears defense better than anyone on the Vikings staff, and can bring inside knowledge about Lovie.

    Denver gets another 2nd round for him, and both sides are happy.

  21. allascowboys says: Apr 7, 2011 2:17 PM

    thereisalwaysnextyear says:
    Apr 7, 2011 1:36 PM

    NFL stoppage, now the government. Two more earthquakes today. Dec 21, 2012 here we come…

    ————————————————-

    Yes because im sure the Mayan’s predicted the NFL lockout to have some equivalence with the world ending

  22. greengayfackers says: Apr 7, 2011 2:18 PM

    if this happens at least the vikes won’t be in the basement in the NFC north, but 3rd in the division isn’t exactly great either. maybe we should suck up the season and lose out… And draft Luck in 2012. Skol!

  23. schemefactory says: Apr 7, 2011 2:21 PM

    yeah but who’s going to be their stadium?

  24. nflguru12 says: Apr 7, 2011 2:25 PM

    Lets get down the meat and bones about this. How many Vikings players are going to visit him to talk him to coming to Minnesota and what kind of vehicle will Frazier pick him up at the airport in?

  25. JimmySmith says: Apr 7, 2011 2:28 PM

    Most teams try to learn from their previous mistakes, the Vikings seem absolutely bent on repeating theirs. There is an adage among GM’s that they would rather get rid of a player one year too early than one year too late. That is best seen in the example of BrINT Favre. True, the Packers could have gotten one more year out of him but they didn’t want to risk it. Meanwhile, the Vikings did and it cost them in 2010 with a last place finish.

    The Redskins would be thrilled to deal McNabb if only they could find a team dumb enough to take him. It when it comes to dumb, they are only a few in the category and they don’t come any dumber than the Vikings.

  26. geniusesq says: Apr 7, 2011 2:30 PM

    Give up a 3rd round pick for him and you’ve got a deal. – M. Shanahan

  27. buckybadger says: Apr 7, 2011 2:33 PM

    It used to be in the olden days, when we had labor peace, when a headline said “Talk heats up” it was about GMs and coaches talking. Now its about some guy at a newspaper that is going under trying to generate headlines. Oh lets get this CBA done. There are NO talks right now.

  28. loytomaki says: Apr 7, 2011 2:36 PM

    A lot of people who know QBs are high on Dalton, who will probably be there in round 2.

    It is possible the Vikings could get McNabb to help develop a second round pick. McNabb should have 2-3 years left easy. He has played in 5(?) NFC Championship games and a superbowl.

    I am not convinced Webb is the answer, he is fast as hell but was drafted as a receiver. It might be better for the team if he was on the field in that capacity. He could run a wild cat formation from time to time and be the number 3 QB so the team doesn’t need to carry more then McNabb + a developmental guy.

    If not McNabb then Palmer or someone else. Fraiser is a great defensive coach that could help the vikings return to dominance on the side of the ball. If he gets hitched with a rookie QB who is not ready he will not be around long, then the Vikings have to more completely rebuild on both sides of the ball.

    I do not think there is a single rookie QB in this class that would be best served by starting day 1.

  29. bukes111 says: Apr 7, 2011 2:37 PM

    If they can get him for a third rounder, why not?

  30. mackie66 says: Apr 7, 2011 2:39 PM

    Reporting McNabb to join the Vikings is mearly a ploy by the Vikings to lure Farveeeee back into the fold. Id rather have Farveeee then McNabb.
    At least Farveeee can throw the , u know, football. What does an NFL GM use to think with? Why would anyone want McNabb, except for a door stop or something along those lines.

    To funny,,,

  31. peacebringer says: Apr 7, 2011 2:46 PM

    Seriously, It is a Charlie Walter’s column. He is one who once upon a time trumped Lou Holtz in line to be a vikings coach. The guy just throws stuff out to get reactions and hits, kind of like reposting this does for PFT. Nothing to see here.

  32. sterling7 says: Apr 7, 2011 2:50 PM

    You’ve got a better chance of seeing God!

  33. 13xworldchamps says: Apr 7, 2011 2:55 PM

    greengayfackers says: Apr 7, 2011 2:18 PM

    if this happens at least the vikes won’t be in the basement in the NFC north, but 3rd in the division isn’t exactly great either. maybe we should suck up the season and lose out… And draft Luck in 2012. Skol!

    ______________________________________

    You must have a lot of anger and or jealousy or whatever to pick such a creative name. Let me ask, do you think getting McNabb will actually make you better? he was horrible last year and has been on steady decline for 2 yrs now. You have THE OLDEST team in the NFL. Your best D lineman is gone, Sydney rice is gone, you need two new Offensive tackles and a guard, Harvin can’t make it a full year, and I don’t think you’ll be able to resign petersen. Your rental agreement is up after next year, and you won’t even have a place to play…………LA VIKINGS……here we come

  34. tuckercarlsonisthevoiceofreason says: Apr 7, 2011 2:59 PM

    bukes111 says:
    Apr 7, 2011 2:37 PM
    If they can get him for a third rounder, why not?
    _____________

    Because they don’t have a third rounder.

  35. sdffa11 says: Apr 7, 2011 3:03 PM

    its funny how much mcnabbs value has dropped since being traded from the eagles. his career is officially done and will definitely retire without a super bowl win.

    id rather have mcnabb than any of the QBs in the draft but it doesnt make a smart long term move.

  36. jimr10 says: Apr 7, 2011 3:03 PM

    Should we start the Farve watch?

  37. antalicus says: Apr 7, 2011 3:07 PM

    This would only make sense to me if they threw Joe Webb in the mix a lot more. I think McNabb’s big problem is he’s older and gets gassed a lot easier. He needs someone to take some load off him to be effective.

  38. flipadelphia says: Apr 7, 2011 3:09 PM

    Please, please, please bring McNabb to the Vikings.

    Sincerely,
    Detroit Lions D-Line

  39. fargovikesfan says: Apr 7, 2011 3:10 PM

    Oh for the love of God… WE DON’T WANT MCNABB!

  40. fargovikesfan says: Apr 7, 2011 3:12 PM

    If Chilly was still here, I’d say there would be about a 99.999% of that happening, but of course then we’d still be keeping T-Joke around too.

    We’re far better off taking our lumps with a young guy that might surprise us (Webb, Locker, etc), than with a washed up has-been that will only disappoint us.

  41. jgat12 says: Apr 7, 2011 3:13 PM

    13xworldchamps…. why are you even considering the first 10 championships when there was what, 8 teams in the league? To say our best D-linemen (when its Jared Allen or Kevin Williams and not Pat Williams or Ray Edwards) is gone and Sidney Rice is gone (when he was tendered a contract and more than likely will be a restricted free agent under any new CBA) only shows your ignorance.. You are probably one of those packqueer fans who thinks you are a part owner because the people of wisconsin own the team right? Well tell me, how are the owners/players meetings going and where do you sit when you attend them?

  42. tluke25 says: Apr 7, 2011 3:13 PM

    I’m really surprised that everyone believes Favre is done. It could be a shortened season this year and it would give Favre an opportunity to clear the bitter taste of all that went wrong last season. Mark my words – Favre will be working out with the high school kids at some point late in the summer.

  43. berniemadoffsides says: Apr 7, 2011 3:31 PM

    @ 13xworldchamps:

    You nailed it, buddy. That team is in big, BIG trouble in 2011… the Packers are a dangerous team. Young and talented everywhere. I’m a Giants fan, and I was thoroughly convinced the Packers would win it all after you guys thrashed our defense.

    The Vikings aren’t trading for anything. They need to draft as much talent as possible. The whole Favre fiasco killed that team last year and for another 2-3 seasons at least. If they can keep Sidney Rice, they might have a shot… because Percy “Migraine” Harvin won’t last much longer.

  44. baboushka says: Apr 7, 2011 3:31 PM

    Even though I’m a diehard Bears fan, I think this is a tremendous move for the Vikings. If they can pull it off. They would get a 5 time NFC East Championship QB who led his team to the SuperBowl once. And barely lost it to the Patriots of Destiny.

    He is young for a QB at 33 years old and in his prime. He has 5-6 more great years in front of him (ala Kurt Warner) if he is on a good team with some great talent. That is the Vikings folks, with Peterson, Harvin Sidney Rice, Jared Allen and Shaincoe. All they need is a great leader and positive attitude out of their leaders to break out and challenge anyone. That is McNabb and it may be Frazier.

    McNabb would also be the very best thing to happen to Joe Webb right now. If he understudies for 1 year, he could be ready to seriously challenge Donovan in 2012 for the top job. He obviously learned a ton by watching Brett play. Because to my eyes, he played much better than anyone expected at the end of the year. I attribute that to a positive Favre effect (like Rodgers in Green Bay).

    But I don’t think he is quite ready to manage big personalities yet, like AP, Harvin, Rice, and Shaincoe. He needs to grow with the promising young Toby Gerhardt. McNabb will only make him better for 1 to 2 years. So Donovan and the Vikings could be a win/win for both sides. As long as the Redskins don’t demand Webb or Toby Gerhardt as part of the package. I’d void the deal if they did. Too much potential to just give away.

  45. nepatriots128154 says: Apr 7, 2011 3:59 PM

    Donovan McNabb is a poor man’s Joe Webb

  46. xerocc says: Apr 7, 2011 4:09 PM

    Never say never to Favre, but last year was rough in Minnesota. It’s more believable this time.

  47. mountaindont says: Apr 7, 2011 4:12 PM

    jgat12 says: Apr 7, 2011 3:13 PM

    13xworldchamps…. why are you even considering the first 10 championships when there was what, 8 teams in the league?

    jgat, so all the superbowls prior to 1976 mean less because there weren`t as many teams in the league compared to now ?. With your logic any time you add teams to the league the Championships prior to that mean less.
    Yes, there were 8 teams in the league during several of the Packers Championships. So how come other teams during that era didn`t dominate like the Packers did ?
    Again with your logic all the stats in all team sports prior to about 1960 shouldn`t count. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson. These guys and others dominated their respective era`s like nobody else or since. Take a look at Babe Ruth`s records at the time. When he retired nobody even had half as many homeruns as he did. That`s domination. And you believe it doesnt mean as much because there were less teams in the league ?

  48. ampats says: Apr 7, 2011 4:13 PM

    bukes111,

    The Vikings 3rd round draft choice was dealt to RENT Randy Moss for three weeks to the NE Pats.

    New England thanks the Vikings for their inept front office !

  49. vetdana says: Apr 7, 2011 4:17 PM

    WHY…..are the Vikings so adamant about practicing Geriatrics ?

  50. tuckercarlsonisthevoiceofreason says: Apr 7, 2011 4:27 PM

    I’d rather tank it next year with a rookie QB, get a high draft pick in 2012, and make a run at it then. Don’t give up a draft pick to get McNabb so we can be mediocre this year.

  51. spawnsacs says: Apr 7, 2011 4:28 PM

    Is Favre throwing to high schoolers yet? Better send Longy, Jared and Hutch down to find out…and beg on bended knee again.

    McNabb to the Vikings…awesome. From one big game choking QB to another. Enjoy 6-10 again Vikings….and a squashed dome….and a referendum…..and no stadium……etc, etc, etc.

  52. dragonfly99 says: Apr 7, 2011 4:41 PM

    My, how the mighty have fallen. From the Eagles to the Redskins and now to the Vikings. Has anybody gotten Brett’s approval on this. He might still plan a comeback and set this team back another couple of years. The Vikings better send the three stooges back down to Hattiesburg to get an answer from him.

  53. rugdog100 says: Apr 7, 2011 5:02 PM

    It had to be Charlie Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that wrote that article. He never has anything to back up what he writes, he just writes whatever he feels like that day.

  54. blackbelt4d says: Apr 7, 2011 5:12 PM

    Oh look, PFT wastes our time yet again by citing a Charley Walters “article” as their source.

    The only conclusions we can make from this are:
    * It’s not worth your time to click the link
    * There’s no truth to any speculation about McNabb coming to Minnesota based off the link provided
    * The Weekly World News and The Onion still have more credibility than Charley Walters
    * Those two might also have more credibility than PFT if hacks like Michael David Smith think that Charley Walters is a reliable source.

  55. 13xworldchamps says: Apr 7, 2011 5:14 PM

    13xworldchamps…. why are you even considering the first 10 championships when there was what, 8 teams in the league? To say our best D-linemen (when its Jared Allen or Kevin Williams and not Pat Williams or Ray Edwards) is gone and Sidney Rice is gone (when he was tendered a contract and more than likely will be a restricted free agent under any new CBA) only shows your ignorance..

    JGAT12…………..We count them because we won them, I don’t care if it was 4 teams, they played a season and crowned a champion…………….Oh I get it, you Viking fans have only lost in championship games and have never won any, so you have to try to downplay what everyone else has won…………Nice try….To call Allen and Williams your best D lineman is a real stretch, they are both on the wron side of 30 and well in decline…..As a smart GM in the league said we have to treat all the free agents as if they were gone, because no one knows………..Let me ask……did Rice Sign his tender HHHMMM, my statement shows no ignorance, only prudent planning, something your bunch hasn’t done for awhile

  56. tuckercarlsonisthevoiceofreason says: Apr 7, 2011 5:32 PM

    13xworldchamps says:
    Apr 7, 2011 5:14 PM
    13xworldchamps…. why are you even considering the first 10 championships when there was what, 8 teams in the league? To say our best D-linemen (when its Jared Allen or Kevin Williams and not Pat Williams or Ray Edwards) is gone and Sidney Rice is gone (when he was tendered a contract and more than likely will be a restricted free agent under any new CBA) only shows your ignorance..

    JGAT12…………..We count them because we won them, I don’t care if it was 4 teams, they played a season and crowned a champion…………….Oh I get it, you Viking fans have only lost in championship games and have never won any, so you have to try to downplay what everyone else has won…………Nice try….To call Allen and Williams your best D lineman is a real stretch, they are both on the wron side of 30 and well in decline…..As a smart GM in the league said we have to treat all the free agents as if they were gone, because no one knows………..Let me ask……did Rice Sign his tender HHHMMM, my statement shows no ignorance, only prudent planning, something your bunch hasn’t done for awhile
    _________________

    Jared Allen is 29 and Kevin Williams is 30. That’s the wrong side of 30? How does that make Pat Williams (age 38) our best D lineman? Can you name a Packer D lineman who is better than Allen or Williams? No you can’t, so don’t try.

  57. smoothjimmyapollo says: Apr 7, 2011 5:32 PM

    The Vikings are in a tough spot. They can trade for a veteran QB and try to get a championship run with Peterson before he hits his running back expiration date, but teams generally don’t trade veteran QBs that are any good unless they have serious baggage. Plus, this assumes that Peterson stays healthy which is never a guarantee with a running back. Palmer probably has more good years remaining than McNabb, but the cost to acquire him will be higher.

    They can draft a QB, but in most cases, they take a few years to develop and there’s no guarantee that he’ll be any good.

    They could try to do a reverse Hershel Walker trade with Peterson which roster-wise might be in their best interest, but if you’re trying to win the public’s heart for a new stadium, it’s probably not a good idea to trade away your best player. Trading your best player and going into rebuilding mode also wouldn’t be popular with veteran players looking to win now.

  58. contra74 says: Apr 7, 2011 5:36 PM

    13xworldchamps says:
    Apr 7, 2011 5:14 PM
    13xworldchamps…. why are you even considering the first 10 championships when there was what, 8 teams in the league? To say our best D-linemen (when its Jared Allen or Kevin Williams and not Pat Williams or Ray Edwards) is gone and Sidney Rice is gone (when he was tendered a contract and more than likely will be a restricted free agent under any new CBA) only shows your ignorance..

    JGAT12…………..We count them because we won them, I don’t care if it was 4 teams, they played a season and crowned a champion…………….Oh I get it, you Viking fans have only lost in championship games and have never won any, so you have to try to downplay what everyone else has won…………Nice try….To call Allen and Williams your best D lineman is a real stretch, they are both on the wron side of 30 and well in decline…..As a smart GM in the league said we have to treat all the free agents as if they were gone, because no one knows………..Let me ask……did Rice Sign his tender HHHMMM, my statement shows no ignorance, only prudent planning, something your bunch hasn’t done for awhile
    ————–
    Actually, if you want to split hairs, the Vikings have won 1 world championship. So if youre going to count your world championships then at least recognize the one the Vikings won. If you arent going to recognize the Vikings championship then only make reference to the number of Super Bowls the Packers have won. Seems fair enough.

  59. blackbelt4d says: Apr 7, 2011 5:38 PM

    While i’d rather not get involved in a pissing match… For accuracy’s sake, the Vikings were NFL champions in 1969 due to winning the NFL Championship Game.

    The NFL did not have any postseason or Championship Game until 1933. The Green Bay Packers have championships in 1929, 1930, and 1931.

    Now back to your regularly scheduled bitchfest.

  60. gbfanforever says: Apr 7, 2011 5:48 PM

    Yes! There is a god and he must be a packer fan

  61. mallet22 says: Apr 7, 2011 6:30 PM

    Charley Walters has NEVER been right……One of these days the ‘journalists’ on PFT might realize this and stop blogging about the manure that shows up in his column.

  62. tuckercarlsonisthevoiceofreason says: Apr 7, 2011 6:32 PM

    contra, you can’t say the Vikings won a world championship unless you figure the Chiefs played out of this world in Super Bowl IV.

  63. ted1sheckler says: Apr 7, 2011 6:32 PM

    JGAT12…………..We count them because we won them, I don’t care if it was 4 teams, they played a season and crowned a champion…………….Oh I get it, you Viking fans have only lost in championship games and have never won any, so you have to try to downplay what everyone else has won…………Nice try….To call Allen and Williams your best D lineman is a real stretch, they are both on the wron side of 30 and well in decline…..As a smart GM in the league said we have to treat all the free agents as if they were gone, because no one knows………..Let me ask……did Rice Sign his tender HHHMMM, my statement shows no ignorance, only prudent planning, something your bunch hasn’t done for awhile
    —————————————–
    We count them cause WE won them? Listen jerky, YOU didn’t win anything, the team you are a fan of did.
    What people are sick of with you packer fans is this: When the are good, like this year, you fans are unbearable. When they suck, like a few years ago, you wanna dust off all the old 30′s and 40′s trophies, and you are still unbearable.

    Your post doesn’t show ignorance? it’s dripping with it. Much like the load your “uncle” gave you is dripping off your chin.

  64. whatsitlikehere says: Apr 7, 2011 6:34 PM

    Not sure why anyone thinks the Vikes need to trade for him the Redskins are going to cut him there is no way they’ll pay him what he is owed next year either will anyone else. So if the Vikes take a shot with him it will through free agency.

  65. contra74 says: Apr 7, 2011 7:29 PM

    tuckercarlsonisthevoiceofreason says:
    Apr 7, 2011 6:32 PM
    contra, you can’t say the Vikings won a world championship unless you figure the Chiefs played out of this world in Super Bowl IV.
    ———-
    Fair enough. But then the packers cant make that claim either. I agree with you in that World Champions is pretty dumb considering the teams originate out of the US. National Champions is better.

  66. chuckyd317 says: Apr 8, 2011 12:13 AM

    Can you name a Packer D lineman who is better than Allen or Williams? No you can’t, so don’t try
    ___________________________________

    Umm… B.J. Raji…

  67. chuckyd317 says: Apr 8, 2011 12:15 AM

    Can you name a Packer D lineman who is better than Allen or Williams? No you can’t, so don’t try
    ___________________________________

    Umm… B.J. Raji…

    Besides, its apples to oranges comparing 3-4 lineman to 4-3 lineman, their jobs are completely different…

  68. brewdogg says: Apr 8, 2011 8:38 PM

    chuckyd317 says:
    Apr 8, 2011 12:15 AM
    Can you name a Packer D lineman who is better than Allen or Williams? No you can’t, so don’t try
    ___________________________________

    Umm… B.J. Raji…

    Besides, its apples to oranges comparing 3-4 lineman to 4-3 lineman, their jobs are completely different…
    ———————————————
    True enough, although I think Raji would be fine in either scheme. But I’d still take Williams over Raji. Or, if I really got to pick, I’d take Raji next to Williams, and try to run on that!!!

  69. deconjonesbitchslap says: Apr 8, 2011 9:46 PM

    kicking the can down the road.

  70. juancorsair says: Apr 9, 2011 4:35 AM

    Contra74 says:

    Actually, if you want to split hairs, the Vikings have won 1 world championship. So if youre going to count your world championships then at least recognize the one the Vikings won. If you arent going to recognize the Vikings championship then only make reference to the number of Super Bowls the Packers have won. Seems fair enough.

    Sorry buddy. The Queens lost Super Bowl IV to the Chiefs that year. They won the equivalent on the NFC Championship against the Browns that year.

    If you are going to refer to NFC Championships during the Super Bowl era as “World Championships”, then by the same logic, the Green Bay Packers have won 17 “World Championship” games, and not 13 as officially counted.

    Of course that is just plain silly. The Packers won the World Championships of 1966 and 1967 (aka Super Bowl I and II) just like they won Super Bowl XLV this year, while the Queens lost the World Championship in 1969 (aka Super Bowl IV).

    The fact is, the Minnesota Vikings have never won a World Championship during their entire existance.

    End of story.

  71. okemon says: Apr 10, 2011 6:25 AM

    i would like to see the vikings go with webb…. if there was a way to ensure another first round pick next year….. with some trade this year… they may be in position to try for andrew luck next year with two first round picks for the trading block. the QBs this year….. dunno if mallet or kaepernick are going to be available in 2nd rnd. trading down seems to be the best choice unless a great defensive player falls to us. not impressed with this years OL choices.

  72. packerzman says: Apr 10, 2011 1:17 PM

    Can you name a Packer D lineman who is better than Allen or Williams? No you can’t, so don’t try
    Dont forget that Peterson is better than any Packer running back too but just remember this well known fact..Individual players do NOT win Championships…TEAMS win championships..that argument of an individual players “talent” is completely irrelevant and just proves how desperate you are for any shred of proof that the Vikings can compete next year and beyond.Instead of thumping your chest about how talented your “individual players” are why don’t you spend more time trying to convince your GM that signing over priced egomaniacal free agents to huge contracts only to have your team mired in mediocrity is NOT and will never be the way to win in todays NFL…the key is to draft and develop young talent that are drafted to fit YOUR SCHEME (ie Pitt , NE , GB , Indy etc..) . Until Speilman realizes this fact and stops chasing championships by signing free agents (who have already achieved greatness in someone elses scheme) and starts to draft more intelligently im afraid the Vikings and ALL of their impending free agents will continue to do nothing more than what they have since day one….chase championships.

  73. dcconoy says: Apr 11, 2011 1:25 AM

    Personally I hope the skins end up with Sidney Rice for a reasonable price after a cba is reached and the Vikings end up with Mcnabb for a mid-round (4th or conditional 3rd) pick in 2012.

  74. freedomispopular says: Apr 11, 2011 1:33 AM

    McNaab would have been a good fit when Chilly was there, but now…not so much.

  75. axespray says: Apr 12, 2011 5:41 PM

    fargovikesfan says:
    Apr 7, 2011 3:12 PM
    We’re far better off taking our lumps with a young guy that might surprise us (Webb, Locker, etc), than with a washed up has-been that will only disappoint us.

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    ^ funny, I remember people in 08-09 ripping the packers for doing the same thing….

  76. ez2bpackersfan12 says: Apr 13, 2011 6:17 PM

    Yes Vikings please get another old QB and expect different results. The definition of insanity. Webb cant learn from a guy that is washed up and not to mention to FAT to Run a 2 min offense. GO VIKES!!!! LOL

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