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Desmond Bishop: Facing Rodgers part of motivation for joining Vikes

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Now that he’s officially a member of the Vikings, linebacker Desmond Bishop will face his former teammates from Green Bay at least twice during the 2013 season.

During an appearance on the NFL Network Tuesday, Bishop said that was part of the reason why he decided to make the move from Wisconsin to Minnesota. He’s looking forward to a matchup with one member of the Packers offense in particular.

“It was part of the reason,” Bishop said. “And if I can get a chance to play against Aaron Rodgers, I think that right there, in itself, is a motivation. You know, you want to play against the best.”

It also can’t hurt that the Packers decided to jettison Bishop in favor of other inside linebackers and without much discussion of a reworked contract that would have made more financial sense for the team.

Bishop also said that he isn’t concerned about making the move from a 3-4 scheme to the Vikings’ 4-3 look, where he’s expected to play middle linebacker with Erin Henderson moving back to the weak-side of the base defense. Bishop is confident he can play any position “with success” and that belief will certainly be put to the test when the Vikings and Packers square off in their eternal battle for control of the NFC North.

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  1. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 25, 2013 9:48 AM

    Best of luck, Bishop. You’ll need it. Even as a guy who will only be 75% of what you once were, you’re still going to be better than 90% of this declining, aging, middle of the road defense.

  2. jhein23 says: Jun 25, 2013 9:55 AM

    Why do so many NFL players say Aaron Rodgers is the best QB in the game right now? Listening to Vikings, Bears, Saints, Patriots fans I would swear he’s not even in the top half of QBs…… weird.

  3. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jun 25, 2013 9:57 AM

    He’s looking forward to playing against you, as well.

  4. Norseman says: Jun 25, 2013 10:06 AM

    I think there are a lot of Packer players, current and former, that don’t like Aaron Rodgers.

  5. packerbackernj says: Jun 25, 2013 10:07 AM

    Thank you, bish. We know Aaron is the creme of the crop. But with the emergence of Brad Jones, you were expendable. Thank you.

  6. elliottcovert says: Jun 25, 2013 10:10 AM

    Make ‘em eat crow Desmond!

  7. stellarperformance says: Jun 25, 2013 10:11 AM

    I knew it. Ego and pride are his “motivating factors,” ………like he had a choice. Wouldn’t you want to stick it to somebody that rejected you? Who doesn’t? But just because you want to doesn’t mean it automatically happens. This guy will be lucky to make the team. I think he’s nothing more than training camp fodder. He was good once though…..like 1,000 other guys before him.

  8. rickastleydancemoves says: Jun 25, 2013 10:12 AM

    Ummm… Look here Mr. Bishop, your strengths as a linebacker don’t exactly include pass coverage, so be careful what you wish for.

  9. Frazier28/7 says: Jun 25, 2013 10:15 AM

    Welcome aboard!

  10. hansenbrothers says: Jun 25, 2013 10:16 AM

    That’s assuming that his hamstring holds out until then…

  11. GenXJay says: Jun 25, 2013 10:19 AM

    The 2nd to last paragraph sums up how TT made a mistake.
    Kill the head, Bishop.

  12. rhodesclosed29 says: Jun 25, 2013 10:29 AM

    Viking haters, can hate…as they usually do since we have the BEST RB since barry sanders. if I was a fan of a different team, id be a little jealous too. Bishop just made this Defense stronger. and the paqueer fans aint classy enough to admit it.

  13. lbpackfan says: Jun 25, 2013 10:31 AM

    rhodesclosed29 says: Jun 25, 2013 10:29 AM

    …Defense stronger. and the paqueer fans aint classy enough to admit it.

    ————————————————–

    Yes, us “Paqueer” fans aren’t “classy” enough to admit that.

  14. nickynick04 says: Jun 25, 2013 10:40 AM

    Rogers not even in the top half !
    What a statement.
    I would say he is in the top 3 if not THE best but to say he is not the 16th best in the league…I guess that shows what the Super Bowl less Vikings fans know

  15. kc571 says: Jun 25, 2013 10:41 AM

    As a Chiefs fan, he could have faced Manning twice a season too. Call it what it is, they gave you the most money.

  16. skolvikings58 says: Jun 25, 2013 10:43 AM

    @ponderthedumpoffking Aging and declining? Id look at the age of the players if I were you…

  17. zn0rseman says: Jun 25, 2013 10:49 AM

    Audieeeeee Cole!!!!!

  18. twonis says: Jun 25, 2013 10:54 AM

    When Aaron Rodgers was asked about his thoughts on the Bishop-to-Vikings situation he was quoted as saying “Who?”

  19. purplepride74 says: Jun 25, 2013 10:55 AM

    I’m not sure why Packer fans are worried, it’s not like Bishop has been able to learn Rodgers’s tendencies by practicing against him and playing with him these past 6 years. Oh wait….

  20. taintedsaints2009 says: Jun 25, 2013 10:59 AM

    Still doesn’t make sense to me why th e packers would cut him with such a cheap contract, unless that hamstring is not repairing well.

  21. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 25, 2013 11:04 AM

    The more Packer fans try to convince people that Bishop is no good and the Vikings are terrible, the more obvious it is that they’re really trying to convince themselves.

  22. gb4mn0 says: Jun 25, 2013 11:07 AM

    Who cares!!!

  23. tokyosandblaster says: Jun 25, 2013 11:11 AM

    Yeah, skolhead, Harrison is your only good defender under 30.

  24. clayshair says: Jun 25, 2013 11:15 AM

    Most players are never the same after this injury.

    When Bishop played he was fine but not great, and last time he touched the field it was for the 32nd ranked defense in the league.

    Vikes got a cheap option in case he miraculously recovers, and the 42,000 fans at TCF Stadium will be thrilled.

  25. packalltheway1 says: Jun 25, 2013 11:32 AM

    Who is the uneducated that said not even in the top 1/2? WOW is all I have to say to that!!!

    Aren’t the Vikings sick of GB leftovers? When are they going to figure out that the formula doesn’t work??

  26. jimothytinkler says: Jun 25, 2013 11:33 AM

    The juvenility of so many of the Packer fans is remarkable. I don’t see this from fans of any other NFL team, to this extent. So your team cut a player, and another team picked him up – why is that such an emotionally difficult concept? This happens with every team in the NFL. One might think that Packer fans have an inflated sense of entitlement – that can’t be right, can it?

  27. reemer894 says: Jun 25, 2013 11:42 AM

    I speak for all Viking fans when I say that Aaron Rodgers is one of the best, if not THE best, QB in the game today. Anyone who says otherwise does not watch football. Don’t judge us all based on one moronic post.

  28. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jun 25, 2013 11:48 AM

    Rogers will tear this jack a new one. The vikings are a terrible franchise. If it weren’t for Adriane Peterson they would be a total loss and the City would not be building them a new Ice Dome.

  29. buckybadger says: Jun 25, 2013 11:52 AM

    Can a Vikings fan tell me how they expect to catch the Packers by signing players past their prime and can’t stay on the field? Signing an aging player takes a roster spot away from a young developing player. This is a young man’s game and the teams that stay on top adhere to the draft and develop philosophy. Signing free agents isn’t how you win.

  30. vikings28 says: Jun 25, 2013 11:53 AM

    tokyosandblaster says:Jun 25, 2013 11:11 AM

    Yeah, skolhead, Harrison is your only good defender under 30.

    DID you just say this??
    Chris Cook would start in GB, if not be their #1.
    SO dumb…….we’ll see what happens this year. All I know is Bishop just made the defense a little bit better.

  31. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 25, 2013 11:59 AM

    Yo, vikings28, I don’t think you should have picked the cornerback with no career interceptions as your example. Xavier Rhodes is probably already better than him.

  32. vikings1976 says: Jun 25, 2013 12:01 PM

    I have never heard a Viking fan say anything negative about Rogers QB play. That’s real life…not internet world.

  33. n0hopeleft says: Jun 25, 2013 12:02 PM

    DUMB MOVE.

  34. jrmbadger says: Jun 25, 2013 12:03 PM

    That injury was pretty severe. He didn’t just tear the hamstring, he tore the tendon connecting it to the bone. If he’s recovered – it was a good pickup, and even I’ll admit that Ted screwed up.

    I’m just doubting that to be the case – Thompson doesn’t give up good players unless they want too much money, and he didn’t even offer Bishop ANYTHING. Just look at how long he held onto Johnny Jolly because he had potential?

    I think the other GMs that offered league minimum knew that as well.

    Still, even at 80% he’s probably better than Henderson.

  35. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 25, 2013 12:06 PM

    vikings28 says: Jun 25, 2013 11:53 AM

    tokyosandblaster says:Jun 25, 2013 11:11 AM

    Yeah, skolhead, Harrison is your only good defender under 30.

    DID you just say this??
    Chris Cook would start in GB, if not be their #1.
    SO dumb…….we’ll see what happens this year. All I know is Bishop just made the defense a little bit better.

    ——

    He’d be on GB’s special teams, maybe. Your defense was 24th in the NFL against the Pass. I was kind with Harrison. You don’t get kindness for someone who had zero INTs.

    Even the 4-12 Lions, who are KNOWN for their terrible secondary, was better against the pass.

    Sam Shields, Casey Hayward, & Tramon Williams are all better.

  36. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 25, 2013 12:09 PM

    buckybadger says:Jun 25, 2013 11:52 AM

    Can a Vikings fan tell me how they expect to catch the Packers by signing players past their prime and can’t stay on the field? Signing an aging player takes a roster spot away from a young developing player. This is a young man’s game and the teams that stay on top adhere to the draft and develop philosophy. Signing free agents isn’t how you win.
    _____

    Bishop is 28. For most players, that’s considered the prime of their career. To Packer fans, that’s considered time to retire. The best teams draft and develop, but they also fill specific holes by signing established veterans to low-risk contracts.

  37. buckybadger says: Jun 25, 2013 12:27 PM

    @Rick Spielman is a Magician, do you think that if he was just entering the prime of his career that Ted Thompson would just cut him. If he was ready to be a LB in his prime he would have gotten a better offer than he did. Sorry but you picked up damaged goods.

    You know have picked up two players that couldn’t stay on the field last year. That isn’t who you fill holes.

  38. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 25, 2013 12:39 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 25, 2013 12:09 PM

    buckybadger says:Jun 25, 2013 11:52 AM

    Can a Vikings fan tell me how they expect to catch the Packers by signing players past their prime and can’t stay on the field? Signing an aging player takes a roster spot away from a young developing player. This is a young man’s game and the teams that stay on top adhere to the draft and develop philosophy. Signing free agents isn’t how you win.
    _____

    Bishop is 28. For most players, that’s considered the prime of their career. To Packer fans, that’s considered time to retire. The best teams draft and develop, but they also fill specific holes by signing established veterans to low-risk contracts.

    ————

    I was going to point out that the Vikings contract with Greg Jennings is anything but “low risk.”

    Then I realized you said “the *best* teams,” which–of course– doesn’t apply to the Vikings.

  39. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 25, 2013 12:46 PM

    buckybadger says:Jun 25, 2013 12:27 PM

    @Rick Spielman is a Magician, do you think that if he was just entering the prime of his career that Ted Thompson would just cut him. If he was ready to be a LB in his prime he would have gotten a better offer than he did. Sorry but you picked up damaged goods.

    You know have picked up two players that couldn’t stay on the field last year. That isn’t who you fill holes.
    ____

    Well, I don’t think 28 is “aging.” I also don’t have the same respect for Ted Thompson that you do. I think it is possible that he cut a serviceable linebacker who is capable of being a one-year fill-in for us. And if he can’t stay healthy, that’s the breaks. Each team took a risk, but I’d rather be the team taking very little risk and getting the player.

  40. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 25, 2013 12:48 PM

    ponderthedumpoffking says:Jun 25, 2013 12:39 PM

    I was going to point out that the Vikings contract with Greg Jennings is anything but “low risk.”
    ____

    The best teams also occasionally give a big contract to a player that can make a significant impact. Of course, the Packers would never do that because they just draft and develop. Remember when they drafted Reggie White and Charles Woodson? How’d that Cedric Benson draft pick work out for you?

  41. spiderperv says: Jun 25, 2013 12:50 PM

    purplepride74 says:
    Jun 25, 2013 10:55 AM
    I’m not sure why Packer fans are worried, it’s not like Bishop has been able to learn Rodgers’s tendencies by practicing against him and playing with him these past 6 years. Oh wait….

    ————–

    The dreaded Henry Burris tactic. That always works well.

    Cobb and Finley have perma-boners thinking of Erin Henderson and Bishop in coverage. I think a wheel barrow full of bricks would be as efficient.

  42. gpack22 says: Jun 25, 2013 12:51 PM

    As a life long Packer fan I’ve gotta say it won’t surprise me if we’re screaming at Ted for letting Bishop go. Brad Jones is not the answer. PERIOD. Just watch game tape and you’ll see. His running game instincts are poor and while he makes some tackles in pass defense he is constant chasing. Neither starting ILB on this team has an ounce of nasty in them, the one skill Bishop was superior and this current squad is severely lacking.

    I have no ill will for signing with the Vikings. Hell, I’m a competitive guy and if my former team said get bent I’d surely be looking to shove it up their a$$ anytime possible.

  43. adambr2 says: Jun 25, 2013 12:57 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:Jun 25, 2013 11:11 AM

    Yeah, skolhead, Harrison is your only good defender under 30.

    DID you just say this??
    Chris Cook would start in GB, if not be their #1.
    SO dumb…….we’ll see what happens this year. All I know is Bishop just made the defense a little bit better.

    —————————————————

    LMAO. Chris Cook would be our dime back, at best. Tramon, Shields, and Hayward are all better. Nice try, though.

    As for Bishop, he was a very solid player, but only 50% of players with his type of injury end up being able to play more than one game the following year. I don’t think people fully realize how serious the injury is and how great the re-aggravation risk is.

  44. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 25, 2013 1:00 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 25, 2013 12:48 PM

    ponderthedumpoffking says:Jun 25, 2013 12:39 PM

    I was going to point out that the Vikings contract with Greg Jennings is anything but “low risk.”
    ____

    The best teams also occasionally give a big contract to a player that can make a significant impact. Of course, the Packers would never do that because they just draft and develop. Remember when they drafted Reggie White and Charles Woodson? How’d that Cedric Benson draft pick work out for you?

    —–

    Wait, you said Rodgers is a one man team. Jennings can’t make a significant impact if he required Aaron Rodgers to be good.

  45. bigdaddyrockytop says: Jun 25, 2013 1:06 PM

    Did Richard Spielman compare Bishop and Jennings to White and Woodson?

  46. padraighansen says: Jun 25, 2013 1:07 PM

    @Norseman

    For the record, everything I’ve heard behind the scenes is that these two Cal guys are actually friends and get along quite well.

  47. spiderperv says: Jun 25, 2013 1:07 PM

    gpack22 says:
    Jun 25, 2013 12:51 PM
    As a life long Packer fan I’ve gotta say it won’t surprise me if we’re screaming at Ted for letting Bishop go. Brad Jones is not the answer. PERIOD. Just watch game tape and you’ll see. His running game instincts are poor and while he makes some tackles in pass defense he is constant chasing. Neither starting ILB on this team has an ounce of nasty in them, the one skill Bishop was superior and this current squad is severely lacking.

    I have no ill will for signing with the Vikings. Hell, I’m a competitive guy and if my former team said get bent I’d surely be looking to shove it up their a$$ anytime possible

    ————-

    I love these kinds of posts. Jones is one part of subpackages. The whole point of “draft and develop” is the fact that players actually, you know, develop. Add in they really like Terrell Manning who has the full compliment of skills, drafted two more LBs (it’s that whole “draft” thing) and continue to develop guys like Dezman Moses and Perry and a guy with an exploded leg becomes expendable.

    That’s what it actually means to “draft and develop”. Not just mutter it in a press conference like super GM Spielman and then go out and blow a bunch of picks on a “potential” WR, a punter and sign busted up players.

  48. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 25, 2013 1:08 PM

    It’s every player’s dream to be able to smack that irritating little smirk off of Waaaajaahhhs! rodent like face.

  49. doe22us says: Jun 25, 2013 1:10 PM

    Oh boy always funny to read these posts with packers vs vikings fans going at it and vice versa.

  50. johngaltwho says: Jun 25, 2013 1:11 PM

    As a Packer fan, I have to assume that they think Bishop’s injury remains problematic, otherwise, I think he had the potential to really help the Packers in an area where they could really use more depth. We’ll see. If he’s healthy, seems like a good pickup for the Vikings.

  51. shlort says: Jun 25, 2013 1:16 PM

    Desmond was a decent enough LB over the years in GB. I hope he plays 14 great games (and 2 terrible games agains the Pack) this season. Same for Greg..lol.

  52. GenXJay says: Jun 25, 2013 1:29 PM

    gpack22:
    Well said. I commend your comments.

  53. gtodriver says: Jun 25, 2013 1:30 PM

    buckybadger says:

    “Can a Vikings fan tell me how they expect to catch the Packers by signing players past their prime and can’t stay on the field? Signing an aging player takes a roster spot away from a young developing player. This is a young man’s game and the teams that stay on top adhere to the draft and develop philosophy. Signing free agents isn’t how you win.”

    Can you, or any other Packer fan, explain to me how bringing Johnny Jolly (already 30) who hasn’t even had a uniform on in over 3 years, is worthy of taking a roster spot away from a young developing player?

    Jennings is 29 and Bishop 28 – both younger than Jolly and both have been productive in the NFL since 2009 when Jolly decided it was more important to drink cough syrup than play football.

    It is a young man’s game. Last year the average age of both the Packers and Vikings rosters was 27.1.

    For this season – the projected average age for starters in the NFL has the Packers with the 27th oldest starters in the NFL – only the Bills, Seahawks, Chiefs, Rams and Browns look to have an older group of starters.

  54. qoojo says: Jun 25, 2013 1:46 PM

    I was surprised that they let him go, but I think the Packers got tired of waiting on guys that got injured. Bishop filled in behind Barnett the year they won the Superbowl, then he became starter. He missed 3 games in 2011, and all of 2012.

    I think the packers let him go based on the injury history. He is a good player when healthy, but he will probably be a bit of a liability in pass coverage.

  55. qoojo says: Jun 25, 2013 1:57 PM

    “Can you, or any other Packer fan, explain to me how bringing Johnny Jolly (already 30) who hasn’t even had a uniform on in over 3 years, is worthy of taking a roster spot away from a young developing player?”

    He’s not. Jolly is popular on the team, and they like Jolly as a person and are trying to help get his life straight. He won’t make the team at the expense of one of their young guys.

  56. We need Bud Grant says: Jun 25, 2013 2:01 PM

    Wow, you guys must really enjoy jawing at each other. So, the Vikes signed Bishop? Big deal. Obviously, Thompson thinks Bishop can’t play because of the injury. Spielman thinks he can so he gave him a 1-year veteran-minimum contract with some incentives. Given that all we have at MLB is Erin “I can do this, I can do this” Henderson, it seems like a low risk, low $$$ signing at position of significant need. If he can’t play (and he probably can’t, from what I hear regarding the injury), they’re out less than $1M. This is the team that gave $7.4M to Benard Berrian to not catch passes in his first year and $16M to Brett Farve to be terrible. $1M is chump change. It’s a fine signing.

  57. packhawk04 says: Jun 25, 2013 2:26 PM

    Bishop is an upgrade over what they had at MLB, which was nothing. So, even if bishop cant move, hed be an upgrade.

  58. chi01town says: Jun 25, 2013 2:27 PM

    The real truth is the packers cant pay Bishop the 1.35 million and the
    Vikings did..In the end it was the money. Rodgers took every dime the packers had now they cant afford to keep good players. Bishop wont be the last good football player the packers lose this season

  59. fargovikesfan says: Jun 25, 2013 2:49 PM

    gpack22 says: Jun 25, 2013 12:51 PM

    As a life long Packer fan I’ve gotta say it won’t surprise me if we’re screaming at Ted for letting Bishop go. Brad Jones is not the answer. PERIOD. Just watch game tape and you’ll see. His running game instincts are poor and while he makes some tackles in pass defense he is constant chasing. Neither starting ILB on this team has an ounce of nasty in them, the one skill Bishop was superior and this current squad is severely lacking.

    I have no ill will for signing with the Vikings. Hell, I’m a competitive guy and if my former team said get bent I’d surely be looking to shove it up their a$$ anytime possible.
    ———————————————————-

    wow, a reasonable packer fan DOES exist. kudos gpack22 for showing us that you can have an informed football discussion with a GB fan

  60. fargovikesfan says: Jun 25, 2013 2:52 PM

    what the trolls can’t get through their thick heads is, we didn’t sign Bishop to be the savior at LB. We picked up a decent player on a very low risk deal to provide depth at a position of need. If he turns out healthy and can play at his prior level, the Vikes got a good deal. if he can’t stay healthy or has lost his edge, he’s only on a 1 year deal so they are out very little if he doesn’t pan out.

  61. gbmickey says: Jun 25, 2013 3:31 PM

    Us trolls understand the vikings paid 2x as much as any other offer.The Packers cut him because of the injury, the misnomer is because of the cap. If I am not mistaken the Packers have the least dead money along with more money than most to spend. Being that he was only given a 1yr contract supports that. I just hope you are around when Bishop goes down or isn’t even able to participate fully.

  62. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 25, 2013 3:33 PM

    fargovikesfan says:
    Jun 25, 2013 2:49

    wow, a reasonable packer fan DOES exist. kudos gpack22 for showing us that you can have an informed football discussion with a GB fan

    —-

    Still waiting for a reasonable Viking fan.

    I am afraid we will never find one.

  63. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 25, 2013 3:43 PM

    mickey, if Bishop goes down, the Vikings lose almost nothing. If he’s successful, the Packers look like fools. Let me know how that Brad Smith guy works out for you.

  64. deltaoracle says: Jun 25, 2013 3:50 PM

    No wonder no Vikings come to Green Bay.
    “Yeah, I’m pumped up about trying to compete against Christian Pon… oh, who am I trying to kid?”

  65. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 25, 2013 3:55 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 25, 2013 3:43 PM

    mickey, if Bishop goes down, the Vikings lose almost nothing. If he’s successful, the Packers look like fools. Let me know how that Brad Smith guy works out for you.

    —-

    Probably about as well as Erin Henderson will in the middle.

  66. judsonjr says: Jun 25, 2013 3:58 PM

    I wish Bishop the best, and really wish the Packers would have kept him. People say “oh 3 LB with starter money”, but the Pack has had a ton of problems with injuries at that position over the past few years and they don’t have any depth there now.

    However, the injury he had is a rare one, and one that doesn’t have the best prognosis. About 50% of the players that have it don’t play in another game. So for the Packers there was quite a bit of risk given his salary.

    For what the Vikings paid, it’s a good gamble. They are not on the hook long term, and there are some guys that have played 3 or more years after the injury.

  67. jankia says: Jun 25, 2013 4:44 PM

    Like I said at the start…somebody will grab him up for the minimum because if he were worth more the Packers wouldn’t have let him go.Hopefully he can take the field against the Pack so Rodgers can further exploit the Vikings.

  68. stellarperformance says: Jun 25, 2013 5:16 PM

    As a Packer fan I have to admit I really really like this guy. He has all the intangibles. Only one problem…….

    Bishop pre-injury = skinny Elvis.
    Bishop post-injury = fat Elvis.

    Still entertaining, but doesn’t have the same panache. If he did, the Packers would’ve signed him.

    “Desperate times call for desperate measures.”

  69. tangysizzl says: Jun 25, 2013 7:14 PM

    The idea that Bishop has some sort of edge on Rodgers because they practiced against each other goes both ways. Same with Jennings.

    Any possible edge will come from the fact that the Vikings now know both the Packers offense and defense, yet im betting they still won’t be able to beat them.

    Both guys were good signings for the Vikings, if they can stay healthy both could end up being pro bowlers. I can see why Viking fans would be giddy, not only do you gain 2 good players if healthy, GB your most hated rival loses 2 good players all in one fell swoop.

    The only caveat is GB played without both for most of last season anyway so they already know what life is like without them.

    Gonna be another fun season, can’t wait to get it started.

  70. kw93 says: Jun 25, 2013 8:00 PM

    Manning
    Brees
    Rodgers.

  71. stellarperformance says: Jun 26, 2013 4:26 PM

    As a Packer fan I vow to never play the SuperBowl card on this site against Viking fans. It is becoming more than tiresome. Past accomplishments are wonderful for the fanbase and should be collectively appreciated, but I can’t enjoy holding a three year old Super Bowl victory over anybody’s head, much less ten and thirty year old trophies. Current accomplishments should certainly provide the winning team and their fans with bragging rights, but enough already. If you’re the champ, go ahead and yell it out. It should last until the next champ is crowned….and then let it go. The actions of some Packer fans on this site make me wonder why the Giants fans aren’t stuffing their four -year record against the Packers down Packer fan throats. They could. Maybe they should.

    Please understand……there are fringe-dwelling malcontents rabidly following every team, Packers and Vikings included. I vow to ignore them both. They don’t represent me or the fans I hang out with.

    May the best team win in 2013. Good luck to both. (No offense to the Bears and Lions!)

  72. omgvikingsrule says: Jun 28, 2013 12:21 PM

    Fringe dwelling malcontents.

    Please.

    Us Vikings fans are all perfect. We marry our own family to keep it that way.

    #purebloods

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