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Vikings give Joe Lefeged a look-see


How bad is the Vikings defense?  Bad enough to justify taking a look at a guy who was arrested in the offseason on weapons charges.

Per a league source, former Colts safety Joe Lefeged had a tryout in Minnesota on Tuesday.  Lefeged allegedly fled from police during a June incident.  The car from which he ran contained a loaded gun — and a receipt showing he had purchased it.

The bigger problem is that opposing offenses currently are fleeing from the Vikings defense at an alarming rate.  They’re next to last in the league in yards allowed, at more than 418 per game.  And only the Jaguars and Giants have allowed more points per game than the Vikings, who have surrendered 31.6 on average.

The interest in Lefeged likely can be traced to the foot injury suffered Sunday by starting safety Harrison Smith.

The more amazing aspect of the team’s tryout Tuesday is that Lefeged was the only guy who got a look-see.  On a defense that bad, there surely are other guys currently unemployed who could help the cause.

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16 Responses to “Vikings give Joe Lefeged a look-see”
  1. tjacks7 says: Oct 16, 2013 10:38 AM

    Please be a sign that the incompetent coaching staff has finally figured out that “day late” Sanford and Raymond can’t cover a middle school receiver.

    But, if you need guys who can tackle a running back or receiver 3 yards past the first down marker or tag a guy who has already slipped – Sanford and Raymond are your guys.

  2. purpleguy says: Oct 16, 2013 10:56 AM

    Too little too late — the loss of Winfield sure impacted the secondary. As bad as Sanford and Robinson have played, no one seems to be pointing out how lousy the LB play has been. But hey, our kickers are playing well.

  3. h2ftw says: Oct 16, 2013 10:59 AM

    Did anybody clock his speed when he “allegedly fled from police?” : )

  4. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 16, 2013 11:02 AM

    Seems like a good fit.

  5. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 16, 2013 11:03 AM

    When they lose, not if, when they lose to the giants, get ready for this team to be broken apart.

  6. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 16, 2013 11:04 AM

    I doubt that there are a lot of guys sitting at home in the middle of October that are better than the guys the Vikings already have. Improvement is going to have to come through the draft and free agency, not by signing guys off the street.

  7. deidunx says: Oct 16, 2013 12:21 PM

    @h2ftw He got caught from behind by the police. I doubt that was very fast.

  8. whenwilliteverend says: Oct 16, 2013 12:26 PM

    Hmm…I wonder if Mr. Goodell will have something to say about the legal incident. That could mean he would face some discipline and possibly a suspension so why even try to sign a guy who could possibly be suspended immediately. Not to mention, as others has pointed out, that he was caught by donut lovers.

  9. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 16, 2013 1:07 PM

    Peterson and the Vikings dropped any pretense of caring about character issues when he suited up last Sunday.

    So why not sign this turd.

  10. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 16, 2013 1:09 PM

    whenwilliteverend says:Oct 16, 2013 12:26 PM

    Not to mention, as others has pointed out, that he was caught by donut lovers.

    Wait. You mean he was caught by Mike McCarthy and Eddie Lacy?

  11. angelogiaquinto18 says: Oct 16, 2013 1:25 PM

    I’m a huge vikes fan but this ship is sinking faster than a love boat. Pretty sad when you want your team to lose 5 games into a season so we can house clean

  12. jmorand47 says: Oct 16, 2013 1:37 PM

    Maybe it’s just me, but maybe the Vikings should be bringing in defensive coordinators for a look-see. I’m a Vikings fan, but this defense is just atrocious. There is way to much talent on that side of the ball to be this bad!!

  13. gb4mn0 says: Oct 16, 2013 1:40 PM

    They need to have an on-sight location of the Hennepin County jail at the vikqueen’s new monument to their stupidity stadium. That way players can walk to work on their work release programs.

  14. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 16, 2013 2:10 PM

    Chris Cook provided a solid character reference on this guy.

  15. asherallencanttackle says: Oct 16, 2013 2:29 PM

    Harrison Smith is the only guy in that secondary that can play. They’d be better off bringing back Benny Sapp and sitting Robinson.

  16. allday2k says: Oct 17, 2013 1:38 AM

    Maybe they should bring in the pig that chased him down for a tryout instead.

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