In the latest example of what can best be described as the Rex Ryanification of the NFL, a largely unknown Vikings defensive lineman who is poised to crack the starting lineup in 2001 has sounded off regarding the reigning league champions, the Packers.
Brian Robison, who’ll replace Ray Edwards at left defensive end, shared his views with Paul Allen and Pete Bercich of KFAN regarding Green Bay’s Super Bowl XLV championship.
“I know there might be some Vikings fans that get mad at me for saying this,” Robison said. “But I’m kind of glad they won the Super Bowl last year.”
“Simply for the fact that I can say after this year we’re gonna kick the crap out of the Super Bowl champs twice,” Robison said. “Hopefully we’ll meet them in the playoffs and kick the crap out of them again.”
The statement comes on the same day that Packers tight end Jermichael Finley guaranteed that “all the talk” regarding the Eagles and Saints will end soon. Though the Packers will have something to say about — and to — the Saints on September 8 (on NBC), the Packers won’t play the Eagles until the postseason at the earliest.
As to the Vikings, they’ll get the Packers at least twice. Thanks to Robison, the rivalry has another layer of intrigue.