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Vikings looking at Braylon Edwards and James Jones

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Now that they know Sidney Rice isn’t going to be back with them next season, the Vikings are starting to look for wide receivers to take his place on the roster.

Their search is focused on a pair of unrestricted free agents who seem like longshots to return to their former teams. John Clayton of ESPN reported Thursday that the team is “in on” Braylon Edwards and James Jones, but that no deal is imminent with either player.

It seemed otherwise with Jones earlier in the day. There were reports that he was close to a deal with the Vikes and his Wikipedia page briefly listed him as a member of the team before changing back to reflect the truth. With Jordy Nelson stepping up for the Packers late last season and Jones desiring a shot a starting job, a return to Green Bay looks unlikely for the four-year veteran. Jones had 50 catches for 679 yards and five touchdowns last season.

Edwards sent out a tweet (since deleted) Wednesday saying that he wants to return to the Jets, but that the team has other plans. Those plans are re-signing Santonio Holmes and signing Nnamdi Asomugha and the Jets are halfway home after getting Holmes’s name on a new contract. Edwards caught 53 passes for 904 yards and seven touchdowns in 2010 and cut down on his drops, but it was clear by the middle of the season that Holmes was the more dynamic receiver in the Jets offense.

Either one of the targeted players would likely slide in alongside Percy Harvin in the starting lineup this season.

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94 Responses to “Vikings looking at Braylon Edwards and James Jones”
  1. bigd9484 says: Jul 28, 2011 12:29 PM

    When will the vikings learn you cannot win the super bowl with a team assembled from the Packers scraps

  2. capslockkey says: Jul 28, 2011 12:29 PM

    Two guys that will never be in the “best hands in the league” discussion.

  3. frankgarrett says: Jul 28, 2011 12:29 PM

    Shocking!!! The Vikings need a Packer

  4. medtxpack says: Jul 28, 2011 12:30 PM

    True Viking form….but in this case i dont blame him.

  5. shaggytoodle says: Jul 28, 2011 12:35 PM

    Two guys that more noticed for thier drops that recieving ability.

    What do you call a Viking with a Superbowl ring?

    ex-Packer

  6. claymath52 says: Jul 28, 2011 12:36 PM

    Suprised (sarcastic)

  7. asublimeday says: Jul 28, 2011 12:36 PM

    And bears scraps

  8. youboettcha says: Jul 28, 2011 12:37 PM

    James Jones will be a very good receiver going forward, unless he signs with a team like the Vikings.

  9. siouxyaya17 says: Jul 28, 2011 12:39 PM

    Edwards and Jones would be great additions. If either of these guys are signed it would almost ensure Berrian is cut; or that his contract is restructured for much less money.

    McNabb, Peterson, Shank, Rudolph, Edwards, Jones, Harvin

    I could get used to that.

  10. chris6523 says: Jul 28, 2011 12:39 PM

    bigd9484,

    You ended your post 8 words too late.

  11. mocheese1921 says: Jul 28, 2011 12:40 PM

    im hoping jones goes somewhere outside the nfc north

  12. sprest83 says: Jul 28, 2011 12:41 PM

    James Jones and T.O.. Why would anyone want Braylon Edwards? That dude is way over-rated.

  13. vikesfansteve says: Jul 28, 2011 12:42 PM

    James Jones, do it already, Floyd too.

  14. jimmysee says: Jul 28, 2011 12:42 PM

    The Packers second team lives on with the Vikings.

    Talk about player envy!

  15. contra74 says: Jul 28, 2011 12:48 PM

    bigd9484 says:
    Jul 28, 2011 12:29 PM
    When will the vikings learn you cannot win the super bowl with a team assembled from the Packers scraps
    ————
    What are you trying to say or get at? Oh I see, you are trying to come up with some witty/controversial comment by throwing some generic post out there to see if it sticks to the wall. Do you think the Vikings will ignore a player because of what team he is currently with?

  16. jebdamone says: Jul 28, 2011 12:49 PM

    in what way do the vikings think signing any of these guys will make up for the loss of sid in the slightest? braylon edwards? come on, that guy is garbage and has consistently been one of the most overrated wrs in the league…not to mention an idiot. james jones and jordy nelson are both fine, but #2-3 receivers at best.

  17. jefferee101 says: Jul 28, 2011 12:52 PM

    ….and washed up QB’s at the tail end of their careers.

  18. carlgerbschmidt says: Jul 28, 2011 12:52 PM

    James Jones is a beast. He makes some amazing acrobatic catches, I’ll be sorry to see him go. The only knock on him really is that he seems to always drop the easy passes that hit him right in stride. So, he’s probably a pretty good match for the vikes, because I doubt he’ll be seeing a lot of those…

  19. anactualnflowner says: Jul 28, 2011 12:53 PM

    “bigd9484 says:

    When will the vikings learn you cannot win the super bowl with a team assembled from the Packers scraps”

    Exactly!

    Also, anyone think its interesting that when looking for updates on the latest transactions, Josh Alper checks wikipedia?

  20. contra74 says: Jul 28, 2011 12:57 PM

    jimmysee says:
    Jul 28, 2011 12:42 PM
    The Packers second team lives on with the Vikings.

    Talk about player envy!
    ———–
    Continuous rants anytime a Viking article is posted – talk about inferiority complex.

  21. julbrygga says: Jul 28, 2011 12:57 PM

    Need to bring Randy back.

  22. mumakata says: Jul 28, 2011 1:01 PM

    Seriously, Wikipedia? Anyone could change that. i could go change Joseph Stalin’s page to list him as the starting QB for the Pats right now. Don’t use Wikipedia as a source. Amateur hour on the PFT!

  23. axespray says: Jul 28, 2011 1:02 PM

    If it comes down to one or the other, they should choose James Jones, good character/team player, doesn’t do dumb stuff off the field, He’s a good player too and not to old. Should be fun watching Tramon Williams shut him down twice a year (evil giggle)

  24. clavette says: Jul 28, 2011 1:09 PM

    this should be a hilarious vikings team to watch next year. turnovers and dropped passes everywhere. no more basement for the lions

  25. jimmysee says: Jul 28, 2011 1:10 PM

    Vikings history of signing free agent wide receivers (or trading for cast-offs) is pretty dismal.

    Jones or Edwards comes in — Berrian (another vaunted F.A. signing) goes out.

    Sure hope Percy Harvin has his migrane headache problem solved (they need him more than ever).

    Or like the other Minnesota diva, the one running for president who did not know Lexington and Concord were in Massachusetts, with the husband who’s the gay deprogrammer, at least they’re not “debilitating.”

  26. sdspec says: Jul 28, 2011 1:11 PM

    LOL!

    Do you guys remember all the whining we put up with when we made a joke about Vikings going after Packer players?
    Then the cryqueen fans would get mad or act surprised we would mention such a thing.

    Just can’t leave our scraps alone.

  27. anactualnflowner says: Jul 28, 2011 1:13 PM

    “contra74 says:

    Continuous rants anytime a Viking article is posted – talk about inferiority complex.”

    Packers have super bowl rings so I think you meant Superiority Complex.

  28. vikefan says: Jul 28, 2011 1:14 PM

    this will be another year that the Vikings do not have a true #1 receiver…..but when u look at it with schiancoe, rudolph, peterson, tahi, kleinsasser, dugan, harvin, etc. run blocking will be the priority anyway with mostly 2 tight end sets or maybe a 3 tight end set on an option play with joe webb & peterson in backfield. this team will definetly be geared for running game and punishing defenses with ball control. Any play over 20 yards this season will always just be a bonus. I see a lot of wr, te, and rb screen plays & getting rid of ball quickly to te’s.

  29. bryguy39 says: Jul 28, 2011 1:16 PM

    give me jones and floyd i wouldnt bring in edwards the headcase!

  30. theace18 says: Jul 28, 2011 1:16 PM

    When is Nick Barnett going to sign with the Vikings? I’m surprised I haven’t heard that rumor yet.

  31. Chuck Wood says: Jul 28, 2011 1:18 PM

    contra74 says:
    Jul 28, 2011 12:57 PM
    jimmysee says:
    Jul 28, 2011 12:42 PM
    The Packers second team lives on with the Vikings.

    Talk about player envy!
    ———–
    Continuous rants anytime a Viking article is posted – talk about inferiority complex

    BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!! Which team is inferior to whom???

    Look… it’s no mystery as to why the Vikings sign ex-Packers. ENVY.

    That said… take your time- pick through Green Bay’s scrap heap. The Vikes have no game All Day. The end…

  32. mountaindont says: Jul 28, 2011 1:20 PM

    When commenting, questioning, insulting or bashing the Packers please refer to them as “The Current World Champion Green Bay Packers”

  33. canadianvikingfaniii says: Jul 28, 2011 1:22 PM

    There is nothing wrong with taking players who belonged from division rivals. It is called bettering your team, the Packer are known for developing good receivers so why not take from their surplus? Besides outside of Percy Harvin we don’t have much.

    Manny Arceneaux good player from the CFL
    Devin Aromashadu
    Jaymar Johnson
    Berrian
    Camarillo
    and a few no names.

    At this point until we can determine if any of them pan out, I think they have every right to go after as many receivers as possible.

  34. beltmerica says: Jul 28, 2011 1:23 PM

    I don’t want to see James go… He is the second best WR on the team, hopefully he spent his offseason tied to a jugs machine

  35. Chuck Wood says: Jul 28, 2011 1:25 PM

    The beauty of it all is the fact that Minny has an empty trophy case. No wonder why all their swiss miss wig wearing fans cry so much!

    The first time Jones drops a sure thing TD- I won’t rub it in. I’ll wait until it happens a third time. Thus… you’ll be hearing from me by week 3.

    And oh yea- watch out for those Bears. Jones likes to fumble against them, sometimes more than once a game. ;D

  36. oldassgoat1 says: Jul 28, 2011 1:25 PM

    Perhaps Braylon thinks the Vikings will appreciate his Metrosexualdome essence.

  37. contra74 says: Jul 28, 2011 1:25 PM

    sdspec says:
    Jul 28, 2011 1:11 PM
    LOL!

    Do you guys remember all the whining we put up with when we made a joke about Vikings going after Packer players?
    Then the cryqueen fans would get mad or act surprised we would mention such a thing.

    Just can’t leave our scraps alone.
    ———
    You know whats funny LOL-guy, its the fact that if one of your players goes off to another team you guys immediately congratulate the other team on what a ‘prize’ they just signed simply because he is a Packer. However, when the Vikings sign a Packer that same player immediately goes from ‘prize’ to ‘scraps’ from the Packer organization. Unbelievable!

  38. carlgerbschmidt says: Jul 28, 2011 1:26 PM

    @contra

    Just so we know, are we allowed to comment on this viking story since it includes an ex-Packer player? Just want to make sure we aren’t overstepping on boundaries on which stories we are or are not allowed to comment on. Thank you in advance for your guidance.

  39. scudbot says: Jul 28, 2011 1:28 PM

    Jones will catch some McNabb overthrows and amaze everybody. But he’d better start practicing his turf diving chops because that’s where most balls will be.

  40. mediasloppy says: Jul 28, 2011 1:32 PM

    It doesn’t even become a shock these days at how fast a team will throw a person under the bus.

    I for one think Rice was great for MN & James Jones is one hell of a baller who would be a great fit in MN too.

  41. scudbot says: Jul 28, 2011 1:33 PM

    Better take Edwards. Jones is a high character guy and won’t fit well in that locker room.

  42. contra74 says: Jul 28, 2011 1:46 PM

    carlgerbschmidt says:
    Jul 28, 2011 1:26 PM
    @contra

    Just so we know, are we allowed to comment on this viking story since it includes an ex-Packer player? Just want to make sure we aren’t overstepping on boundaries on which stories we are or are not allowed to comment on. Thank you in advance for your guidance.
    ————–
    Not saying you cant comment on it. Just saying how whenever a story pops up of a player going to the Vikings you get your usuals stopping by to offer the same rehashed post we have read over and over again. So what if a Packer player might go to the Vikings? As I mentioned in a previous post that same player would be a ‘prize’ signing to another team however he goes to the Vikings he is just a ‘scrap’.

  43. Chuck Wood says: Jul 28, 2011 1:49 PM

    I am glad James Jones is leaving Green Bay. Let me explain my reasoning. First of all- he wants to be a #1 receiver, but lacks the skills and is either blind to this or in denial. Jennings and even driver in the twilight of his career have more heart, skill and desire to be great players. It seems all Jones wants is the $ and the spotlight. Secondly- every time Jones caught the ball on a go route or on the back shoulder fade- he would run out of bounds instead of cutting towards the middle of the field. Latest example was when he did it on GBs last drive in the super bowl. Your team is trying to score and run down the clock- the last thing you do is run out of bounds, I don’t care if you picked up the first down. Stay in bounds!!! He’s afraid of taking a hit… gun shy from fumbling. He doesn’t take care of the ball and he doesn’t keep his eye on the ball. Chokes in the clutch.
    That said… James Jones and Jordy Nelson are a lot alike. But i’ll take Nelson over Jones. Kids got heart, isn’t afraid of making another mistake- and is faster.

  44. youboettcha says: Jul 28, 2011 1:56 PM

    carlgerbschmidt says:Jul 28, 2011 12:52 PM

    James Jones is a beast. He makes some amazing acrobatic catches, I’ll be sorry to see him go. The only knock on him really is that he seems to always drop the easy passes that hit him right in stride. So, he’s probably a pretty good match for the vikes, because I doubt he’ll be seeing a lot of those…
    _________________________________

    I couldn’t agree more. Good zinger too.

  45. bozosforall says: Jul 28, 2011 1:57 PM

    anactualnflowner says:
    Jul 28, 2011 1:13 PM
    “contra74 says:

    Continuous rants anytime a Viking article is posted – talk about inferiority complex.”

    Packers have super bowl rings so I think you meant Superiority Complex.

    ___
    Packer FANS have ZERO Super Bowl rings…they do have plenty of sex with barnyard animals though, while Minnesota guys get hot Scandanavian blonde women to sleep with. Definitely INFERIORITY complex with Packer fans.

  46. cusoman says: Jul 28, 2011 1:59 PM

    anactualnflowner says:
    Jul 28, 2011 1:13 PM
    “contra74 says:

    Continuous rants anytime a Viking article is posted – talk about inferiority complex.”

    Packers have super bowl rings so I think you meant Superiority Complex.

    —————

    Maybe for the players, but not for you, and you’re the ones posting here, not the players. Get over yourselves, you are NOT God’s gift to football fans everywhere like your local watering hole would have you believe.

  47. jimmysee says: Jul 28, 2011 1:59 PM

    Hey — Packers have signed Vikings cast-offs, too — like the wonderful Gilbert Brown — who stuffed up the middle in green and gold for years, and was a part of the last Super Bowl teams!

    And still a fan favorite in Green Bay to this day!

    Thank you, Vikings, for placing Gilbert on waivers so he could sign with the Packers!

  48. bozosforall says: Jul 28, 2011 2:00 PM

    “James is extremely talented and he’s a guy that I think we need to bring back without a doubt,” Aaron Rodgers said. “He should be priority No. 1 and I mean that with all my heart. He really should be priority No. 1. We don’t win the Super Bowl without him and we need him.”

    So much for James Jones being a ‘scrap’. Then again, Packer fans only really know about things like sheep humping and sister kissing anyway, so who would really believe anything any of these Packer yahoos post on here anyway.

  49. cusoman says: Jul 28, 2011 2:01 PM

    contra74 says:
    Jul 28, 2011 1:25 PM
    sdspec says:
    Jul 28, 2011 1:11 PM
    LOL!

    Do you guys remember all the whining we put up with when we made a joke about Vikings going after Packer players?
    Then the cryqueen fans would get mad or act surprised we would mention such a thing.

    Just can’t leave our scraps alone.
    ———
    You know whats funny LOL-guy, its the fact that if one of your players goes off to another team you guys immediately congratulate the other team on what a ‘prize’ they just signed simply because he is a Packer. However, when the Vikings sign a Packer that same player immediately goes from ‘prize’ to ‘scraps’ from the Packer organization. Unbelievable!

    ———-

    Contra, don’t try and bring logic to the table here, you know as well as I that these clowns are just trolling hardcore.

  50. bighiggahigga says: Jul 28, 2011 2:05 PM

    clavette says: Jul 28, 2011 1:09 PM

    this should be a hilarious vikings team to watch next year. turnovers and dropped passes everywhere. no more basement for the lions
    —————————————————-

    Oh, a Lions fan talks big! What have they done in the last 50 or so years that could possibly even allow a Lion fan to do any type of talking whatsoever?

  51. scubasteve1971 says: Jul 28, 2011 2:05 PM

    the vikes would never sign either of these 2 players! The vikes are only interested in former Chicago Bears receivers, Wade, Boorian, Ashoublabla

  52. blaz0037 says: Jul 28, 2011 2:10 PM

    I live in Hudson, WI. I’m a Vikes fan surrounded by Packer fans.

    I can tell you this….Most Packer fans would rather see the Vikes lose more than they would a Pack win. It’s sad but true.

    Those Wisconsin people have so much spite built up, and I’m not sure why. Geez guys, you won the superbowl, enough with the Vikes already.

  53. randomjim says: Jul 28, 2011 2:14 PM

    To bad the perfect football organization couldn’t see the potential in Kurt Warner and cut him

  54. bighiggahigga says: Jul 28, 2011 2:16 PM

    I find it hilarious that all the Packer fans constantly hang out in areas devoted to posts about the Vikings. Don’t you have anything better to do? I know your team is about as boring as it gets, and I know that there is nothing to do in Green Bay or the state of Wisconsin (except for drinking like a fish, eating like a pig and beating the wife and kids like dogs), but do you have to always pollute our areas with your inane idiocy and your half-witted attempts at humor? Its bad enough that we have to deal with you inbreds twice a year when our NFL teams play and those times when your college teams play here in the Big City and you want to come across the St. Croix river and see what its like to actually be in a civilized part of the world. That is about all most of us Minnesotans can take of your ilk but then we have to listen to your crap here too. Please just go away and maybe spend some time commenting on your own team for a change.

  55. theytukrjobs says: Jul 28, 2011 2:18 PM

    As a Vikes fan I’d prefer Jones. He’s always looked good against the Vikes and he’d probably be a lot cheaper than Edwards and doesn’t come with all the baggage. Floyd would also be a good addition.

    Vikings don’t need to be 3 or 4 deep at the WR position because they look to be running a lot of double TE sets this season.

  56. ruvelligwebuike says: Jul 28, 2011 2:20 PM

    Spielman and the Vikings talent scouts put themselves in good position here. If Jones goes elsewhere, they should get a shot at Jordy Nelson in free agency next year.

    Either way, it’s just a stop gap until they can try to woo Donald Driver out of retirement when he’s on the wrong side of 40. They’ll need to figure a new white Escalade into the price to pick him up in, of course.

  57. shaggytoodle says: Jul 28, 2011 2:24 PM

    I don’t really know how Edwards feels about going to Minny, but maybe Jones doesn’t want to leave GB and the teams could come to a fair deal for both sides.

  58. 4gone says: Jul 28, 2011 2:34 PM

    “James is extremely talented and he’s a guy that I think we need to bring back without a doubt,” Aaron Rodgers said. “He should be priority No. 1 and I mean that with all my heart. He really should be priority No. 1. We don’t win the Super Bowl without him and we need him.”

    I think “dead Ted” has proven how much personell input he takes from his quarterbacks. Interesting to see if he listens to GayRod where he never listened to Favre.

    My guess is he’ll be in purple before the weekend.

  59. Chuck Wood says: Jul 28, 2011 2:37 PM

    bighiggahigga says:
    Jul 28, 2011 2:16 PM
    I find it hilarious that all the Packer fans constantly hang out in areas devoted to posts about the Vikings. Don’t you have anything better to do? I know your team is about as boring as it gets…
    ————————————————-
    I saw your husband leaving Target with a Packer XLV flag. Seems he wears the pants in your trailer park.

  60. gpack22 says: Jul 28, 2011 2:44 PM

    Chuck Wood…you are flat out wrong!!! As much as I am as frustrated as anyone with the easy drops saying he has no heart and toughness is absurd. I was at Lambeau when they played the Bengals and he took a quick slant got leveled, lost his helmet, knocked the defender down and ran for a TD. Look at this and tell me he’s soft…… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCnJpjj5jHk&feature=fvwrel

    Second, those sideline patterns are very difficult to catch the ball, keep both feet in bounds AND continue up field. Get the 1st down and if they could actually run the ball they could run clock down without throwing all the time.

    Jones’ problem is nothing to do with heart and everything to do with focus. Antonio Freeman was just like that. Make the ridiculous catch (i.e “are you kidding me on MFL vs queens”) and then drop a 10 yard hook in the numbers. Driver is getting old fast and Jordy had a higher drop % last year than Jones and here’s some proof “(Jennings dropped just six of 159 targeted passes (3.77%), but Nelson (10/92, 10.9%), Jones (10/101, 9.9%) and Driver (seven/101, 6.9%)”.

    Let’s talk about production…….”Even though Driver played more snaps (803), counting playoffs, than either Jordy Nelson (701) or James Jones (649), both Nelson (868) and Jones (823) had more receiving yards than Driver (734).”

    Every young player in the NFL wants to start, it’s called being competitive. He’s not a spotlight guy. Heck, Driver has to make a show of every first down he gets!! If A-Rodg thinks that highly of JJ I’m pretty sure I’d take his opinion any day of the week.

  61. therealcgerbschmidt says: Jul 28, 2011 2:59 PM

    I love my packers chances to win it all again but if we lose another player to the vikes we dont have a chance. Bulding a real beast over in that terrible city.

  62. 28purple4mvp says: Jul 28, 2011 3:03 PM

    “James is extremely talented and he’s a guy that I think we need to bring back without a doubt,” Aaron Rodgers said. “He should be priority No. 1 and I mean that with all my heart. He really should be priority No. 1. We don’t win the Super Bowl without him and we need him.”

    YUP SCRAPS-And Aaron Rodgers is a moron-cant have it both ways d-bags-packers fans-

    PACKER FANS
    “Hey did u know we won the superbowl?” Nope no one told us thanks for the info. THE UNINFORMED football fan

  63. snoop24 says: Jul 28, 2011 3:20 PM

    Packer Fans are so predictable. James Jones is a has been now that he won’t be with them. If he was staying he would be the next coming of Jerry Rice. Maybe if you could stay off of the paint thinner for a bit you wouldn’t be so predictable.

    But with the Packers and Bars the only thing going in that sorry state I guess it makes sense.

    Packers will be 8-8 this year and take a big step back. Last year was a fluke.

  64. Chuck Wood says: Jul 28, 2011 3:21 PM

    Jones is gun shy. Fragile psyche. The fumbles and drops got to him. He goes out of bounds most of the time because he’s scared of HIMSELF.

    Driver can celebrate because he’s earned it and because it rallys the fans.

  65. bobnelsonjr says: Jul 28, 2011 3:45 PM

    Contra,
    If you don’t like hearing about Los Angeles have your team sign a lease for next season.

    If you don’t like hearing about poor quarterback play have your team stop picking them up off the NFL scrapheap.

    If you don’t like hearing about substance abuse tell your rntire defensive line not to get caught taking steroids, violating the steroids policy, and getting multiple DUI’s.

    If you don’t like hearing about low attendance and near blackouts, have your team sell some tickets. Attendance at the final viking home game last year was 40,504.

    If you don’t like hearing about players getting arrested have them not act criminally.

    If you don’t like hearing about no trophies, then have your team earn something to put in it.

    If you don’t like hearing about stadium collapses, shovel some snow.

    If you don’t like getting laughed at for free agent signings. Don’t offer 42 million to Bernard Berrian and 33 million to Madieu Williams.

    If you don’t want to hear about low revenue teams and NFL welfare programs have your team earn some money not 20 million in supplemental revenue sharing.

    There is no place for insults from you. We are just talking NFL football here.

    If you are embarrassed by your football team, go elsewhere and talk about your basketball team, or your college football team.

  66. tombradysponytail says: Jul 28, 2011 4:02 PM

    therealcgerbschmidt says:
    Jul 28, 2011 2:59 PM
    I love my packers chances to win it all again but if we lose another player to the vikes we dont have a chance. Bulding a real beast over in that terrible city.

    ______________

    carlgerbschmidt says:
    Jul 28, 2011 12:52 PM
    James Jones is a beast. He makes some amazing acrobatic catches, I’ll be sorry to see him go. The only knock on him really is that he seems to always drop the easy passes that hit him right in stride. So, he’s probably a pretty good match for the vikes, because I doubt he’ll be seeing a lot of those…

    ______________

    WHOA WHOA WHOA! What is going on? There’s two of them? Which one is real? Personally, I’m going with carlgerbschmidt… no way the real carl gerbchmidt would be worried about where Packer 2nd rates and has beens end up… vikes “Building a real beast…” sounds like a Viking troll to me.

  67. contra74 says: Jul 28, 2011 4:23 PM

    bobnelsonjr says:
    Jul 28, 2011 3:45 PM
    Contra,
    If you don’t like hearing about Los Angeles have your team sign a lease for next season.

    If you don’t like hearing about poor quarterback play have your team stop picking them up off the NFL scrapheap.

    If you don’t like hearing about substance abuse tell your rntire defensive line not to get caught taking steroids, violating the steroids policy, and getting multiple DUI’s.

    If you don’t like hearing about low attendance and near blackouts, have your team sell some tickets. Attendance at the final viking home game last year was 40,504.

    If you don’t like hearing about players getting arrested have them not act criminally.

    If you don’t like hearing about no trophies, then have your team earn something to put in it.

    If you don’t like hearing about stadium collapses, shovel some snow.

    If you don’t like getting laughed at for free agent signings. Don’t offer 42 million to Bernard Berrian and 33 million to Madieu Williams.

    If you don’t want to hear about low revenue teams and NFL welfare programs have your team earn some money not 20 million in supplemental revenue sharing.

    There is no place for insults from you. We are just talking NFL football here.

    If you are embarrassed by your football team, go elsewhere and talk about your basketball team, or your college football team.
    ——————
    I have just as much control over 95% of what you posted just as you personally have won 4 lombardis and they are sitting in your living room right now. I cant control any of Vikings situation unless I am a (a) player, (b) owner, or (c) front office. Similar to how you claim to have won super bowls but you didnt. The Packers did, not you.

  68. tombradysponytail says: Jul 28, 2011 4:37 PM

    @contra74

    Which 5% do you have control over? You’re not their “supplement” supplier are you?

  69. bobnelsonjr says: Jul 28, 2011 4:45 PM

    Some of us are owners.

  70. carlgerbschmidt says: Jul 28, 2011 4:49 PM

    @tomsponytail

    I am the Real Carl Gerbschmidt. Someone thinks they’re funny and took my name on Twitter and facebook, too. Probably a vikings fan. Idiot. Have you viking fans ever had an original idea? Why don’t you come up with your own name? Or better yet, just use your real name and quit hiding behind some fake name. It’s ridiculous. Paul Harghis may be an idiot, but at least he’s willing to stand behind what he says.

  71. teal379 says: Jul 28, 2011 5:06 PM

    If Jones goes to another team and is their #1 the thing to watch is to see how he deals with always being covered by the other team’s #1 CB.

    At GB he was anything from #4 to #2 on the field and didn’t command the #1 defensive talent of the opposition. He’s already shown focus issues (dropped passes are a focus thing not ability thing with him. He catches the impossible and drops the easiest).

    Will also be interesting to see how he deals with a QB who isn’t Aaron Rodgers accurate. He’s one of the most accurate passers in the league – going to someone else (McNabb) is going to require more heroics on his part.

    Good luck but don’t be surprised if he doesn’t return what you think he will.

  72. vikescry1 says: Jul 28, 2011 5:17 PM

    talking about bettering your team by getting players from the packers? should’nt you want your club to draft better and coach up players? whatever it just always seems that the vikings try to get packers players. (favre, longwell, sharper, kampman, jones etc….. u get my point. good luck jones.

  73. contra74 says: Jul 28, 2011 5:30 PM

    tombradysponytail says:
    Jul 28, 2011 4:37 PM
    @contra74

    Which 5% do you have control over? You’re not their “supplement” supplier are you?
    ——-
    the part about staying here rather than going to another site. True fans stick around regardless of the trash thrown their way.

  74. MossMoon2Packers says: Jul 28, 2011 6:21 PM

    Idiot Packer fans are under some sort of delusion that they only draft and develop good players, not sign them as free agents or acquire them by a trade. But, if I recall correctly, the 3 biggest stars for the Packers in SB31 were Desmond Howard, Reggie White and Brett Favre. And weren’t they all drafted by other teams and acquired by the Packers via free agency or a trade? So, tell me, idiot Packer fans, why shouldn’t the Vikings or another team sign a former Packer if they believe that he will help the team?

  75. contra74 says: Jul 28, 2011 6:24 PM

    bobnelsonjr says:
    Jul 28, 2011 4:45 PM
    Some of us are owners.
    ————-
    Correction – NONE of you are owners. You own nothing related to that organization. You have no voting rights, you have no stake, you have nothing. What you own is a glorified “receipt” saying you donated something to an organization. Similar to a donation receipt from Goodwill. Do I go around saying I own a piece of Goodwill because I donated a few boxes of clothes? No. You are just a fan who donated money to a team who made you feel better about it by calling you an ‘owner’. That is all.

  76. brewdogg says: Jul 28, 2011 7:25 PM

    Perhaps, instead of being so focused on the Vikings signing former Packers, you Packers fans should be wondering why former Packers who have multiple options on where to go next continue to sign with the Vikings…..

  77. brewdogg says: Jul 28, 2011 7:45 PM

    Bobnelsonjr, and the rest like him…

    “I feel the sting of paradox, the pain of the irresolvable, the stark and painful imperfections of a world in which I secretly demand perfection. Yet for all the blemishes, I remain an optimist, that in the end the ideal will prevail. And this too I also know….. Only from a position of unquestioned strength can true change be facilitated. For it is not in the hands of a rival to affect change. It is not in the hands of the weaker to grant peace and hope to the stronger.

    For it is the latter, if dominance is attained and maintained through strength of arm alone, then it is no victory, and cannot be a permanent ordering. Empires cannot survive, for they lack the humility and generosity to facilitate true loyalty. The wont of the slave is to throw off his shackles. The greatest aspirations of the conquered is to beat back their oppressors. There are no exceptions to this. To the victors I warn without doubt that those you conquer will never accept your dominion. All desire to emulate your better way, even if the conquered agree with the premise, will be overwhelmed by grudge and humiliation and a sense of their own community. It is a universal truth, rooted in tribalism, perhaps, and in pride and the comfort of tradition and the sameness of one’s peers.

    And in a perfect world, no society would aspire to dominance unless it is the dominance of ideals. We believe our way is the right way, and thus we must hold faith that others will gravitate similarly, that our way will become their way, and assimilation will sheathe the swords of sorrow.”

    – Salvatore

  78. houndog50 says: Jul 28, 2011 8:26 PM

    shaggytoodle says: Jul 28, 2011 12:35 PM

    What do you call a Viking with a Superbowl ring?
    ex-Packer.
    ———————————————————–
    Actually shaggytoodle, at this point a Viking with a SB ring would be called “A thief”!

  79. sdspec says: Jul 28, 2011 8:30 PM

    contra74 says:
    Jul 28, 2011 1:25 PM
    sdspec says:
    Jul 28, 2011 1:11 PM
    LOL!

    Do you guys remember all the whining we put up with when we made a joke about Vikings going after Packer players?
    Then the cryqueen fans would get mad or act surprised we would mention such a thing.

    Just can’t leave our scraps alone.
    ———
    You know whats funny LOL-guy, its the fact that if one of your players goes off to another team you guys immediately congratulate the other team on what a ‘prize’ they just signed simply because he is a Packer. However, when the Vikings sign a Packer that same player immediately goes from ‘prize’ to ‘scraps’ from the Packer organization. Unbelievable!

    —-

    LOL!

    Ziggy’s like a pet dog under the Packers table beggin for scraps! He’s even got a cute doggy name!

    You guys remember when Contra whined about every comment a Packer fan made?

    BTW Congrats to the Redskins for signing Cullen Jenkins, He’s quite a prize!

  80. ispeaknow77 says: Jul 28, 2011 8:37 PM

    bighiggahigga says:
    Jul 28, 2011 2:05 PM
    clavette says: Jul 28, 2011 1:09 PM

    this should be a hilarious vikings team to watch next year. turnovers and dropped passes everywhere. no more basement for the lions
    —————————————————-

    Oh, a Lions fan talks big! What have they done in the last 50 or so years that could possibly even allow a Lion fan to do any type of talking whatsoever?

    ———————————————————-
    You mean like, draft well over the past several years (Stafford, Suh, etc)?

  81. favreblows says: Jul 28, 2011 9:07 PM

    Actually Contra—-you are wrong. As a proud owner of one share of stock in the Green Bay Packers, I can tell you that we do have voting rights.

    Jones is a good sign by the Queens if they pull it off. He was inconsistent for the Pack, but at times he seemed to have the talent of a #1 guy. Won’t matter though……this team is destined for 5-6 wins at the most this year.

  82. dd393 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:18 PM

    James Jones is looking for the big endorsement deals in Los Angeles.

  83. contra74 says: Jul 28, 2011 11:06 PM

    Here is a classic example of two fanbases – Vikings sign Remi Ayodele from the Saints and that story does not have one bad remark coming from a Saints fan. This board though has every single Packer fan on this site coming out of the woodwork to spew trash over a guy that has NOT been signed by the Vikings. Clearly, the Packer fans on this site have a huge inferiority complex whereas the Saints appear to be just fine. Hilarious!

  84. brewdogg says: Jul 29, 2011 12:07 AM

    contra74 says:
    Jul 28, 2011 11:06 PM
    Here is a classic example of two fanbases – Vikings sign Remi Ayodele from the Saints and that story does not have one bad remark coming from a Saints fan. This board though has every single Packer fan on this site coming out of the woodwork to spew trash over a guy that has NOT been signed by the Vikings. Clearly, the Packer fans on this site have a huge inferiority complex whereas the Saints appear to be just fine. Hilarious!
    —————————————

    Did you expect less? There are Packer fans on the Ayodele thread bashing that move. It’s what some of them do. I bet they would be calling Nnamdi worthless if the Vikings signed him. For that matter, if the Packers traded Rodgers to the Vikings, they would claim that Flynn was better anyway.

  85. favreblows says: Jul 29, 2011 7:45 AM

    Contra and Brewdogg–

    Come on guys…..don’t tell me you are as stupid as Paul Hargis. The reason you have Packer fans blasting Viking moves is because you belong to a “border rivalry”. Are you serious? You don’t understand why Packer fans hate the Vikings and Viking fans hate the Packers? You know how many of my Viking fan friends simply detest the Pack? They really don’t give a sh!t about the Saints or the Colts or the Chargers……but they hate the Packers. It’s called a rivalry you nitwits.

    Just because you’re Viking fans doesn’t mean you always have to act stupid. Come on guys….figure it out.

  86. tombradysponytail says: Jul 29, 2011 9:01 AM

    @brew

    I think you might be looking for proPHILOSOPHYtalk.com…

  87. brewdogg says: Jul 29, 2011 9:17 AM

    @favreblows

    Then explain why the same people who can’t leave a Vikings thread alone are the ones who say there is no rivalry between the Vikings and Packers…..

  88. brewdogg says: Jul 29, 2011 9:20 AM

    tombradysponytail says:
    Jul 29, 2011 9:01 AM
    @brew

    I think you might be looking for proPHILOSOPHYtalk.com…

    Possibly… But that is a good line of thought, anyway.

  89. pakrbakr76 says: Jul 29, 2011 9:47 AM

    clavette:

    “this should be a hilarious vikings team to watch next year. turnovers and dropped passes everywhere. no more basement for the lions.”
    ———————

    lol, great post.

  90. pakrbakr76 says: Jul 29, 2011 9:53 AM

    contra74:

    “Clearly, the Packer fans on this site have a huge inferiority complex…”

    ______________

    Really? How is it that a fanbase could have an inferiority complex when their team is defending champs?? Head scratcher of a statement there…

  91. brewdogg says: Jul 29, 2011 3:14 PM

    Spoiler alert:

    Watch out for Andre Holmes, a UFA from Hillsdale signed by the Vikings. Good size and speed and a great time in the 3-cone drill. If any of you watched the St Cloud State playoff game last year, that was Holmes tearing it up against them. Big jump in competition, but expect to hear from him this year.

  92. packerbacker12 says: Jul 29, 2011 9:44 PM

    “I live in Hudson, WI. I’m a Vikes fan surrounded by Packer fans.

    I can tell you this….Most Packer fans would rather see the Vikes lose more than they would a Pack win. It’s sad but true.

    Those Wisconsin people have so much spite built up, and I’m not sure why. Geez guys, you won the superbowl, enough with the Vikes already.”

    I’m pretty sure Packer fans love watching their team win then seeing the Vikings lose. Just because some of them like seeing the Vikings lose more where you live doesn’t mean all Packer fans are.

    And don’t go on acting like Viking fans don’t take more pride in watching the Packers lose either. I’m pretty sure that is the case for a lot of them.

  93. contra74 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:14 PM

    cker12 says:
    Jul 29, 2011 9:44 PM
    “I live in Hudson, WI. I’m a Vikes fan surrounded by Packer fans.

    I can tell you this….Most Packer fans would rather see the Vikes lose more than they would a Pack win. It’s sad but true.

    Those Wisconsin people have so much spite built up, and I’m not sure why. Geez guys, you won the superbowl, enough with the Vikes already.”

    I’m pretty sure Packer fans love watching their team win then seeing the Vikings lose. Just because some of them like seeing the Vikings lose more where you live doesn’t mean all Packer fans are.

    And don’t go on acting like Viking fans don’t take more pride in watching the Packers lose either. I’m pretty sure that is the case for a lot of them.
    ————

    Hate to break it to you and argue all you want but the Vikings fans are only interested in seeing their own team win. About the only time we care about the Packers losing is when it comes to who is in and who is out in the playoffs.

  94. paulharghis says: Jul 30, 2011 4:27 PM

    I live in Hudson, WI. I’m a Vikes fan surrounded by Packer fans.

    I can tell you this….Most Packer fans would rather see the Vikes lose more than they would a Pack win. It’s sad but true.

    ==========================
    I live in la Crosse and it’s the same way there.

    It’s not just one part of the state.

    The Packers have the worst fanbaase in all of pro sports.
    They run their mouths at opposing stadiums, then wonder why their cars get vandalized or they get the crap kicked out of them.

    Packer fans, when it comes to football Knowledge, they sure know their brats and curds.

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