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Zimmer thinks Bridgewater can take charge of offense despite Peterson’s presence

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During the 2015 season, I percolated the following #hottaek: Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater would be better off if running back Adrian Peterson weren’t on the team.

The basis for the argument was simple. With an offense that centers on Peterson carrying the load, Bridgewater isn’t running the show. Which delays the development of his ability to do so.

Visiting with Vikings coach Mike Zimmer on the Scouting Combine set of PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio, I cautiously ran the #hottaek by Zimmer. And his reaction wasn’t what I thought it would be.

“There is a little bit of Adrian and Teddy and the offense kind of molding together,” Zimmer said. “I do think that you have a fair assessment on that but I don’t believe that he can’t take charge because Adrian’s there. It was a little work in progress having Adrian for the first time and Teddy and, you know, it’s not a bad problem to have. It’s just something that we as coaches have to work through to get the right kind of combination of everything. What can Adrian do well out of the gun let’s say and what can Teddy do well under the center? And so it’s that small combination of things that we can put together as coaches and how we can help this team become better.”

It’s not unprecedented for a great running back to coexist with a great passing game, but it’s rare. Marshall Faulk as a member of the Greatest Show on Turf may be the last time that both a quarterback (Kurt Warner) and a running back both performed at a ridiculously high level at the same time.

For the Vikings, that could happen with the addition of a few high-end offensive linemen. Watch the interview to see what Zimmer is looking for in his offensive linemen. If he gets it, the Vikings could be ready to make a run at their first Super Bowl appearance since 1976 — and their first Super Bowl win ever.

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  1. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 26, 2016 9:18 PM

    SKOLOLOL

    Apparently Zimmer hasn’t watched Teddy try to throw the ball down field. The dude needs a running start to throw it 40 yards and even then he can’t hit the broad side of the barn. Zimmer is basically parroting the same thing that the coaches said about Ponder and T-Joke.

  2. hbudgess says: Feb 26, 2016 9:29 PM

    You are right on about this Mr Florio! Bridge water has to make this his team! Still I’m relieved Ponder is not starting!

  3. shaggytoodle says: Feb 26, 2016 9:30 PM

    Except when they had the chance to put their foot down they didnt.

    They could have said “Hey AP, Theodore had a good rookie campaign and played well while you were unavailable…. Since you are available we need to find the sweet spot between keeping his progress going and evolving the offense and adding the effectiveness you could bring to the offense.

  4. tjacks7 says: Feb 26, 2016 9:31 PM

    This is the only thing I’ve disagreed with Zimmer on thus far. Can they co-exist? Sure. Will Teddy reach his potential, go thru the growing pains Bortles and Carr have, and be better for it? Maybe, but doubtful.

    The offense is waaaaaayyyy tooooo focused on force feeding AP to allow Teddy to get take over. Which brings me to my next point… Norv wasn’t able to figure out how to effectively use these two after an entire season and offseason together. What makes you think he will magically figure it out this year? He won’t. So why is he still here?

  5. whatjusthapped says: Feb 26, 2016 9:49 PM

    Its a huge mistake to believe that Bridgwater could be successful without Peterson. Who would he throw to? Wallace is a joke, Flush Patterson couldn’t run a route coming into the NFL and still can’t run 3 years later. Suppose anyone could get open more than 1o yards downfield (a big jump of faith), could Teddy even get the ball there with his herky jerky throwing motion.

    But to compare Bridgewater /Peterson with Kurt Warner and Faulk is laughable. At least Warner and Faulk have been to the Superbowl, the Vikings haven’t won a playoff game in over 6 years and only won two in the last dozen. And to suggest a Superbowl run is incredible, how about winning a single playoff game? Peterson will fumble that chance away if his playoff history is any indication.

  6. conormacleodisloosebutthole says: Feb 26, 2016 10:05 PM

    Maybe next year Bridgewater will be able to connect with WRs more than 15 yards down the field. Dare to dream Vikings fans.

  7. I'm not a football punk says: Feb 26, 2016 10:16 PM

    Nobody cares about this mid major NFL franchise.

  8. I'm not a football punk says: Feb 26, 2016 10:19 PM

    You won’t find any Viking fans comments here.
    They’re all over the Packers posts, making uneducated comments.

  9. thehatefulnerd says: Feb 26, 2016 10:20 PM

    Gotta beat Green Bay first.

  10. dwhcic says: Feb 26, 2016 10:25 PM

    2017 Season Super Bowl champs at home! SKOL!

  11. fansince68 says: Feb 26, 2016 10:28 PM

    “Good is the enemy of great”. Congratulations Coach Zimmer, you’ve just defined Minnesota’s history. Good, bad or really good, but never great.

    I haven’t been this sold since Bud Grant roamed the sidelines. The Vikes have a good coach. Hope he can be a great one.

  12. absodefinitely says: Feb 26, 2016 10:29 PM

    Here’s a to do list: Get Tb some line help. Get McKinnon more involved. Try something other than running AP on every first down once in awhile. Get Patterson involved in the offense, however you have to, he’s too explosive with the ball to just stand on the sidelines and return kicks. More reps for MyCole Pruitt. Watch TB flourish in year 3.

  13. thepftp0et says: Feb 26, 2016 11:18 PM

    I’m sure Teddy is eagerly awaiting the next Madden game, so he can continue to “study” the playbook and “practice” running the queens offense.

  14. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Feb 26, 2016 11:58 PM

    The scary thing for Vike fans is they’ve clearly been telling Teddy to “let it loose” and “take charge” for a while now. But he hasn’t. Vike fans think uncle Norv has been holding him back. I think it’s teddy.

  15. cribbage12 says: Feb 27, 2016 12:11 AM

    Too funny a story. Lose at home in a choked playoff game and they’re talking first SB appearance in 40 years? Make it another 40.

    Good luck Tinyhands. Your hands might get sweaty in those gloves in training camp.

  16. kloos366 says: Feb 27, 2016 2:16 AM

    Looking to place bets at 50 to 1chance they win the superbowl.

  17. vikingsmandotdie says: Feb 27, 2016 2:26 AM

    Teddy is going to be great player.. That would be sweet if would make run for the super bowl 2018 playing at home in MPLS for the superbowl freaking epic.

  18. blackbeard43 says: Feb 27, 2016 3:40 AM

    What about Elway and Davis, Aikman and Smith, Montana and Craig? I don’t know if it’s that rare, but when it happens it can be pretty potent though.

    I don’t think having Peterson is a drawback for Bridgeoverwater, if anything he can rely on him if the passing game is not there, or until he gains more experience.

    Also having some WR’s couldn’t hurt. I think you need to rethink your “#hottaek” some more Florio!

  19. highdimension2015 says: Feb 27, 2016 3:50 AM

    We now know what Trump would have done with Blair Walsh if he owned the Vikings, yesterday making a Rubio comparison. Ouch.

  20. sharrerwwonka22 says: Feb 27, 2016 6:49 AM

    Getting Teddy to the next level is actually an easy process. The OC needs to call the right scheme, period, end of story. In the playoff loss, this offseason ran the ball on the combination 1st & 2nd downs= 16 times. That should never have happen, Adrian in the backfield or not. As good and dominant he can be, he never was going to do that on that day. You’re facing the #1 run defense in the league, they are not going to let him beat them. The simple solution: throw on 1st down, at least until they show they can stop it, and the seahawks pass defense, as overrated as they are, had no shot at accomplishing that. The biggest lasoer, and who is the real scapegoat for the loss(not Walsh), is one Norv Turner. He never adjusted at halftime like the good coaches always do, and throw the team into a big enough lead without your ridiculous conservativeness,a nd you what game by 10+ points very, very easily.

  21. zerotrophiessince1961 says: Feb 27, 2016 7:23 AM

    Hey Zim –

    A little piece of advice: AP was awful to his kids and probably used steroids before 2015, but there’s no denying he is the best running back in the NFL since Barry Sanders. He is a generational talent, and even an 30+, he’ll still be above average next year.

    But Teddy Smallhands is NOT anything close to a generational talent. He’s got a no downfield accuracy. He doesn’t read a defense well. He doesn’t have enough arm strength. Other than that, he’s great though… (rolls eyes)

    If I were you, I’d make sure that defense is Steel Curtain good, cause that offense was bad last year, and is only going to get worse.

    Now, if you had a generational talent at QB, like the 13x World Champion Packers did, THEN maybe you would have something to look forward to (other than rushing stats).

    Hugs,
    Your big brothers from the East.

    >

  22. tokyogasblaster says: Feb 27, 2016 7:49 AM

    packer fans can’t get by without trolling a real team

  23. jimnsota says: Feb 27, 2016 7:51 AM

    Hard to not gush over Zim even if your a Packer fan. He has all of the traits of a true leader. Were still looking for this out of McCarthy, who’s only leadership skill is being in the front of Eddie at the OCB in Oshkosh.

  24. TheodoreBabyHandsBustAqua says: Feb 27, 2016 8:41 AM

    Vikings fans, I feel sorry to tell you all this, but Bridgewater is NOT the answer for your team. I fully believe in Mike Zimmer; I think he’s a hell of a HC. But Bridgewater? Uhmmmm……no. He doesn’t do ANYTHING for you guys offensively.

  25. stellarperformance says: Feb 27, 2016 8:48 AM

    I think Bridgewater is fully capable of meeting and even exceeding the expectations of Zimmer. I like the kid. But that offense will only work if Peterson is not the feature and I don’t think he’ll readily adapt to that strategy. For all the money and turmoil they have paid with this guy, he has not had the same “value per dollar” as Phat Eddie has had with Green Bay. That’s not an opinion, that’s a fact. The Vikings would be better off in the long run to get rid of Peterson. He represents everything that has kept them from greatness.

  26. vikingf0rlife says: Feb 27, 2016 9:07 AM

    Does Zimmer understand that Teddy is incapable of throwing the ball downfield due to serve lack of arm talent and undersized hands? I mean, if he intends on completing shuttle passes for the entire game plan then Teddy could be effective, but he will never have NFL QB talent. The other problem is our WRs are clearly below average and we can’t put all our faith in dreaming of acquiring a top WR such as Jordy Nelson, Calvin Johnson or Alshon Jeffery. WE are just not in the same league as the other teams in the NFCN offensively.

  27. vikingforlife says: Feb 27, 2016 9:20 AM

    I have FULL faith in Coach Zimmer. he knows what he is doing. I also think that Teddy and AP can learn to function and yes, truly become great together. They will “phase” AP out as he gets older, we all know that. AP IS the face of the Vikings right now, no matter what some people want to think. Zimmer wants to change that and he will by making that defense the BEST in the league. But for right now, the harmony has to be established, it is just the way it is. These guys, all of them, REALLY seem to like, respect and trust each other. That all started with Zim.

  28. REDSKINSFOREVER says: Feb 27, 2016 9:41 AM

    Just curious but did all the drunk trolling packer fans above wake up and get trashed on this fine Saturday morning or is this a continuation of last night? Don’t drink and troll!

    Can’t wait for the offseason/trolling season to end.

  29. alfredogarciashead says: Feb 27, 2016 9:43 AM

    And again I have never seen a QB that so many excuses have been made for his mediocre play. TBW is a mediocre QB at best. Viking fans who support him say “look at the record”, “he doesn’t turn the ball over”. Folks TBW had almost nothing to do with their wins, the defense and Peterson drove those wins – they won in spite of TBW’s play not because of it. In regards to he doesn’t turn the ball over that is true but he doesn’t throw any TD passes. Tossed 14 TDs last year, 14. Carr with 32, Bortles 35. TBW is mediocre at best. He is what he is. Anything else is just a hope.

  30. gtodriver says: Feb 27, 2016 9:47 AM

    zerotrophiessince1961 says:

    Now, if you had a generational talent at QB, like the 13x World Champion Packers did…
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    The Packers may have 13 “NFL Championships” – but not 13 “World Championships”.

    And I’m glad you said “did” instead of “have”. Favre and Rodgers “were” generational talents. Favre just was one for a decade longer than Rodgers.

    Anyone that watched Rodgers play last year knows that he is in rapid decline.

    Some tried to say that it was the loss of Nelson.

    But those same people are the same one’s that claimed that it didn’t matter who the receivers were, Rodgers made them play better.

    All season long, Rodgers was either overthrowing (as he did on the play that Nelson got hut on) or bouncing the ball off the turf in front of his receivers.

  31. yyc2phx says: Feb 27, 2016 9:51 AM

    I certainly like the direction that the Vikings are going… Outstanding young defense good offense a couple key pieces in free agency and they could be one of the favorites to win the NFC…

  32. frank booth says: Feb 27, 2016 10:00 AM

    tokyogasblaster says:
    Feb 27, 2016 7:49 AM

    packer fans can’t get by without trolling a real team
    ==================================
    But for now, they can just troll the Vikings.

  33. gtodriver says: Feb 27, 2016 10:11 AM

    stellarperformance says:

    For all the money and turmoil they have paid with this guy, he has not had the same “value per dollar” as Phat Eddie has had with Green Bay. That’s not an opinion, that’s a fact.

    ***********************

    You wouldn’t know a “fact” if it bit you in the…

    Lacy may never see a second NFL contract to get paid… If he does get a second contract – no one will pay him much – he hasn’t EARNED it.

    In three NFL seasons – Lacy has a grand total of 3,075 yards and 23 TD’s.

    In his first three NFL seasons – Peterson had a total of 4,474 yards and 40 TD’s.

    If you do the math, Lacy is a serviceable back that has averaged just over 1,000 yards per season with 7 – 8 TD’s.

    Meanwhile, Peterson averaged nearly 1500 yards per season with 13 – 14 TD’s in his first three seasons.

    And before you trot out the fact that Lacy missed some games – AP and Lacy played in the exact same number of games in their first three seasons.

    Those are facts – NOT opinions.

  34. stellarperformance says: Feb 27, 2016 10:19 AM

    gtodriver says:
    Feb 27, 2016 9:47 AM
    Anyone that watched Rodgers play last year knows that he is in rapid decline.
    //////////////////////////////////////////

    All you’ve done is confirm you were one of the people that did NOT watch him last year. He had 3900 yards, 31 touchdowns, and only 8 interceptions……all done with a dysfunctioning receiving corps.

    He may have had a down year from his normal league-leading stratosphere, but hardly “rapid decline.”

    You could at least pretend to know something about football instead of opening your mouth and proving otherwise. Your comment is the epitome of wishful thinking……the same we’ve been hearing for nearly twenty-five years.

  35. markpackman says: Feb 27, 2016 10:21 AM

    WOW! This is as exciting for the NFC North as the Lions relying on Matt Millen for 7 years to bring Detroit a title, and the Bears mortgaging their future on Cutler to win the big game. Oh bliss!

  36. tjacks7 says: Feb 27, 2016 10:26 AM

    I’m not a football punk says:

    You won’t find any Viking fans comments here.
    They’re all over the Packers posts, making uneducated comments.

    Meanwhile, the first comment here is an uneducated comment from a Packer fan…

  37. frank booth says: Feb 27, 2016 10:28 AM

    gtodriver says:
    Feb 27, 2016 9:47 AM

    Anyone that watched Rodgers play last year knows that he is in rapid decline.
    ==================================
    I’ve heard of NFL scouts, sports radio personalities, ESPN and NFL Network hosts and others speak of Peyton Manning’s decline.

    However, I haven’t heard any of these people talk about the “rapid decline” of Aaron Rodgers.

    I’ve heard a lot of people talk about him having a poor year, relatively speaking.

    But anyone who watches professional sports knows that anyone is capable of a bad year.

    What’s the difference between a “poor year” and a “rapid decline”?

    I wonder why the ascendant Teddy Bridgewater can only muster less than half as many touchdown passes as the rapidly declining Aaron Rodgers.

  38. tjacks7 says: Feb 27, 2016 10:30 AM

    Hard to “take control” and “let it loose” when you’re constantly in 3rd and 6 to third and 9 because Norv can’t get his head out of his butt. Anyone who thinks Teddy had a chance to “take control” or let it loose” last year, didn’t want any games. Maybe twice all season, in which he played phenomenally.

  39. alopez72packattack says: Feb 27, 2016 10:33 AM

    Funny how much things change in just 1 season…last offseason all you Viking fans were just gushing at having former head coach norv turner running your offense and now you just can’t wait to get rid of him. Same thing will happen to Zimmer in a couple years at most…

  40. filthymcnasty3 says: Feb 27, 2016 10:35 AM

    Nothing says “I’m taking charge!” quite like those little white gloves.

  41. h0metownzero says: Feb 27, 2016 10:42 AM

    Lil Teddy just isn’t masculine enough to play football in the NFL.

  42. tjacks7 says: Feb 27, 2016 10:46 AM

    filthymcnasty3 says:

    Nothing says “I’m taking charge!” quite like those little white gloves.

    Erin should try it. His ability to bounce pass screen passes and overthrow receivers was McNabb-like last year. He should be open to anything that will help him fight for back to back NFCN runner up banners.

  43. tjacks7 says: Feb 27, 2016 10:48 AM

    “Hey Teddy, we really need you to take over handing the ball off to Adrian on first and second down. The when we’re in 3rd and 8 as usual just take charge and let it rip! No one will see it coming.”

    – Norv

  44. h0metownzero says: Feb 27, 2016 10:58 AM

    It’s kinda cute how Viking fans gush about the regular season. It’s a very special participant ribbon.

  45. stellarperformance says: Feb 27, 2016 11:02 AM

    gtodriver says:
    Feb 27, 2016 10:11 AM
    AP and Lacy played in the exact same number of games in their first three seasons.
    //////////////////////////////////////////
    Pay attention. I’m not talking statistics. And you’re saying Petersons first three seasons in the league are the most important for helping the Vikings reach the SuperBowl? How does that work?

    I’m talking dollar-for-dollar value in the last three years. Don’t forget post season performances and untimely fumbles, don’t forget bad press, and don’t forget the Vikings paid Peterson in full for one full season of vacation in that period of time.

    That’s great money spent, huh? Dollar-for-dollar, in the last (most important) three years, Phat Eddie has been the better value for the Packers than Peterson has been for the Vikings. An intelligent fan would remain silent and accept that as fact. Peterson is a boat anchor on that team.

  46. stellarperformance says: Feb 27, 2016 11:04 AM

    tjacks7 says:
    Feb 27, 2016 10:46 AM
    Erin should try it. His ability to bounce pass screen passes and overthrow receivers was McNabb-like last year. He should be open to anything that will help him fight for back to back NFCN runner up banners.
    //////////////////////////////////////////////

    Who?

  47. filthymcnasty3 says: Feb 27, 2016 11:05 AM

    People should not underestimate what the Vikings accomplished last year. This could be the defining participant ribbon in franchise history.

  48. h0metownzero says: Feb 27, 2016 11:12 AM

    The Superbowl is where the AFC and NFC champions play for a Lombardi Trophy in the final game of the season, and an undisputed world championship. It’s all very exciting.

    This has been a MN public service announcement.

  49. lambeaudungbarn says: Feb 27, 2016 11:13 AM

    All you have to do is look at the teams before Bridgewater and after win loss record.
    Funny how one troll said no Vikings fans here they are trolling Packer stories…
    About all I see are Packer trolls….
    HEY! We took the Division..
    You had better worry about your own team, they didn’t look very good last year..

  50. owljazzera says: Feb 27, 2016 11:13 AM

    Zimmer better build a defense as good as 85 Bears or the 2000 Ravens if he wants to win it all with Black Alex Smith.

  51. tjacks7 says: Feb 27, 2016 11:21 AM

    Someone is really trying to make a ridiculous argument that Lacy is better than AP for the last three years. LOL! Now I’ve seen it all.

    AP missing a season was ridiculous (thanks, Roger). It was also an abnormality. When AP is on the field, he is a game changer. When Lacy isn’t too fat to play, he is a participant. AP at $10,000,000 per year, even at his age, is a better value than Lacy for free. Say what you will about AP, but he was never to fat to play and you don’t have to worry about weather or not he’ll be here and perform.

  52. shaggytoodle says: Feb 27, 2016 11:25 AM

    lambeaudungbarn says:
    Feb 27, 2016 11:13 AM
    HEY! We took the Division..
    You had better worry about your own team, they didn’t look very good last year.
    __________

    You’re right, GB didn’t look as good as previous years and yet, the Vikings were still watching the Packers nearly make the NFC title game from their couches. Have fun with your division title thirty you won’t where after this off season.

  53. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 27, 2016 11:28 AM

    packer fans can’t get by without trolling a real team
    ——-
    What makes the Vikings a real team? Is it the league leading 4 SB losses or the 0 Championships?

  54. filthymcnasty3 says: Feb 27, 2016 11:29 AM

    Let’s look at lil Teddy’s career playoff stats – shall we?

    0 Wins
    0 Passing TD’s
    0 Rushing TD’s
    148 Passing Yards
    0 Rushing Yards

    Nothing says “I’m taking charge!” quite like that stat line.

  55. golforepar says: Feb 27, 2016 11:33 AM

    The bottom line line is Little Teddy needs a great D because Teddy check down isn’t going to put many points on the board!

  56. vikingforlife says: Feb 27, 2016 11:34 AM

    YOU guys WORRY Zim’s VIKING DEFENSE, I sure wouldn’t want those guys coming after me! With what he has built already, and what I am sure his plans are, WHEW!!!! LOOK OUT!!!!, owljazzera, those 85 Bears can maybe FINALLY stop celebrating after 30plus years!!!

  57. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 27, 2016 11:36 AM

    Teddy’s second year left no doubt that while he is a likable fella who tries hard and wants to be good, he just doesn’t have the physical gifts needed to play the position.

    He’ll make a nice steady backup QB somewhere. Most likely Seattle.

  58. filthymcnasty3 says: Feb 27, 2016 11:38 AM

    Viking fans cavalier attitude towards domestic violence explains a lot of their bad karma.

  59. h0metownzero says: Feb 27, 2016 11:52 AM

    Teddy is going to take charge!

    The first thing he’s going to do is to whip out his Bedazzler and tart up his little white gloves with some sequins and rhinestones.

  60. atthemurph says: Feb 27, 2016 12:04 PM

    Great. One guy has a 4th grade brain and the other has a 4th grade arm.

  61. dino2997 says: Feb 27, 2016 12:08 PM

    Maybe he can take charge by throwing for more than 14TD’s in a season.

  62. tjacks7 says: Feb 27, 2016 12:22 PM

    Judging QBs after their second year is great. This unnamed QB is one of my favorites:

    15 for 31
    48.4% completion percentage
    111 yards
    0 TDs
    1 INT
    3.6 yards per attempt
    7.45 yards per catch
    44 passer rating

    Who would have thought that this guy would become one of the games best game managers? Elite check downer and screen passer. I would even say this guy is the best QB in the league as long as you don’t need him to go out, take charge, and win big games or close games.

  63. mnrasslinggovjesse says: Feb 27, 2016 12:23 PM

    Absolutely we only need four or five top offensive linemen! Our receiving corps is beyond awesome and bargain priced as well! Mike Wallace tore it up with 2 TDs and over 400 yards for only $11 million! Teddy is awesome while defenses have to worry about AP, and he’ll be even greater when AP is gone! We’ll shock the world!!

  64. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 27, 2016 12:28 PM

    Judging QBs after their second year is great. This unnamed QB is one of my favorites:
    ———–
    Which HOF QB was Teddy stuck behind and pulling mop up duty while attempting only 31 passes in a season? I’ll wait for you to answer.

  65. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 27, 2016 12:30 PM

    I would even say this guy is the best QB in the league as long as you don’t need him to go out, take charge, and win big games or close games.
    ————-
    By big games, do you mean games like the Super Bowl?

  66. tjacks7 says: Feb 27, 2016 12:32 PM

    We’ll shock the world!!

    Pretty accurate until this part. As most intelligent football fans and experts won’t be shocked at all… Considering they’re widely regarded as one of the franchises set to dominate the NFC in this new wave. The pendulum has swung.

  67. tjacks7 says: Feb 27, 2016 12:36 PM

    Teddy BH20’s House of Noodles says:

    Which HOF QB was Teddy stuck behind and pulling mop up duty while attempting only 31 passes in a season? I’ll wait for you to answer.

    I forget his name but I remember he threw 38 touchdowns and 47 interceptions in Rodgers first two seasons. And Rodgers till couldn’t unstaple himself from the bench… Kind of embarrassing if you think about it.

  68. tjacks7 says: Feb 27, 2016 12:40 PM

    Teddy BH20’s House of Noodles says:

    By big games, do you mean games like the Super Bowl?

    I would say any elimination game. 7-6 record looks pretty mediocre to me. Especially when 4 of those wins were an abnormality in the same season. Some guys just can’t perform under pressure tho.

  69. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 27, 2016 12:49 PM

    I forget his name but I remember he threw 38 touchdowns and 47 interceptions in Rodgers first two seasons. And Rodgers till couldn’t unstaple himself from the bench… Kind of embarrassing if you think about it.
    ———-
    You mean the QB that you BEGGED to save your franchise for 2 seasons? The future HOF QB? That one?

  70. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 27, 2016 12:52 PM

    I would say any elimination game. 7-6 record looks pretty mediocre to me. Especially when 4 of those wins were an abnormality in the same season. Some guys just can’t perform under pressure tho.
    ———-
    How many overtime playoff games did he even see the field? How many playoff games have they ever lost because Rodgers played horribly and not the defense? Why does Rodgers have the highest post season passer rating in NFL history if his play was the reason they lost?

    The fan of a team that has never won a Super Bowl in 50 years dissing a QB who has won 1 in 8 is laughable. Only one team wins the SB every year. If you’re in the playoffs ever year, you’re going to have losses. But…if you’re like the Vikings and rarely make the playoffs, you’ll keep that record nice and pristine.

  71. cheeseisfattening says: Feb 27, 2016 12:57 PM

    How great it must be for Zimmer to only have to deal with football issues and not have to deal with players so unmotivated they can’t put down a fork, players so unmotivated they can’t put down a video game.

  72. tjacks7 says: Feb 27, 2016 1:00 PM

    cheeseisfattening says:

    How great it must be for Zimmer to only have to deal with football issues and not have to deal with players so unmotivated they can’t put down a fork, players so unmotivated they can’t put down a video game.

    Good point, he should ask Rodgers how to deal with it. Didn’t he have 7 or 8 of those guys? And he motivated them right into second place in the NFCN!

  73. tjacks7 says: Feb 27, 2016 1:01 PM

    ou mean the QB that you BEGGED to save your franchise for 2 seasons? The future HOF QB? That one?

    I didn’t. I didn’t want him. I knew he was a washed up choke artist (which he proved to be in the NFC championship game) just like I know Rodgers has entered that stage of his career. It’s all downhill from here.

  74. tjacks7 says: Feb 27, 2016 1:07 PM

    If you’re in the playoffs ever year, you’re going to have losses. But…if you’re like the Vikings and rarely make the playoffs, you’ll keep that record nice and pristine.

    Fact check: since 1961 (Vikings first season)…

    Vikings playoff season: 28
    Packers playoff season: 25

    Kudos on almost catching up but the run is over. The Vikings will once again be pulling away.

  75. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 27, 2016 1:09 PM

    I didn’t. I didn’t want him. I knew he was a washed up choke artist (which he proved to be in the NFC championship game) just like I know Rodgers has entered that stage of his career. It’s all downhill from here.
    ————–
    That’s great. But he was still the best QB to ever suit up in purple. Let that sink in for awhile? I bet you think that Rodgers choked against the Cardinals by leading the team to the game tying touchdown to force overtime only to choke in OT, right?

    You are a total joke like 99% of all Vikings fans I’m surrounded by. Your rhetoric falls flat coming from the fan of a team that has won nothing in 50 years.

  76. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 27, 2016 1:10 PM

    Also, BTW….you seem to be forgetting that the child beater fumbled the game away just as much as Favre did. Come to think of it, he did the same thing this year as well in the playoffs. Seems like a pattern. Of course the playoffs aren’t an annual thing for the Vikings so there is that…

  77. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 27, 2016 1:10 PM

    Also, BTW….you seem to be forgetting that the child beater fumbled the game away just as much as Favre did. Come to think of it, he did the same thing this year as well in the playoffs. Seems like a pattern. Of course the playoffs aren’t an annual thing for the Vikings so there is that…

  78. mnfan60 says: Feb 27, 2016 1:16 PM

    As a Vikings fan, I can say I truly enjoy reading all of the packer troll comments. It never fails to amaze me how ignorant they can be, which will make reading the comments after next season all the greater.

  79. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 27, 2016 1:19 PM

    How great it must be for Zimmer to only have to deal with football issues and not have to deal with players so unmotivated they can’t put down a fork
    ————-
    How horrible must it be when the guy who can’t put down a fork runs for 100 yards on you at home and outrushes your NFL rushing leader in both head to head matchups 134 yards to 80?? Yikes!

  80. tjacks7 says: Feb 27, 2016 1:21 PM

    But he was still the best QB to ever suit up in purple.

    Good joke! You’ve lost all credibility here.

  81. shaggytoodle says: Feb 27, 2016 1:28 PM

    I didn’t. I didn’t want him. I knew he was a washed up choke artist
    ________

    Theb who DID you want. Did you want to see them grind it out with T. Jackson? He was just as good as Theodore is, when it comes to handing it off to AP.

  82. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 27, 2016 1:31 PM

    Good joke! You’ve lost all credibility here.
    ————-
    Name a HOF QB who played for the Vikings that had a better career or season than this in purple.

    4202 yards 33 TD 7 INT’s 107 passer rating

    I’ll wait.

  83. filthymcnasty3 says: Feb 27, 2016 1:36 PM

    I’ll be the first one to admit that lil Teddy really does look cute running around out there – trying to play football.

  84. lambeaudungbarn says: Feb 27, 2016 1:44 PM

    Jut look at your Golden boys stats his second year!
    Pulling Pine splinters out of his butt!
    Packer fans trolling us, while WE TOOK THE DIVISION,
    They are like children of Affluenza Clueless, living off the reputation of their Fathers. Hypocrites posting here saying how we troll their Stories.
    In Denial of how far their team has fallen in a year.
    I will go so far as say Packers miss the Playoffs this year! They could actually get swept in the NFCN this year!
    In your hearts you know all this is true, My god it’s embarrassing just watching you post your last gasps of arrogance..
    Teddy continues to solidify his status as the Vikings become the Dominant Team in the North, then the League..

  85. tjacks7 says: Feb 27, 2016 2:11 PM

    Name a HOF QB who played for the Vikings that had a better career or season than this in purple.

    4202 yards 33 TD 7 INT’s 107 passer rating

    I’ll wait.

    Fran the man was undoubtedly the Vikings best QB. But even Dante was a better QB for the Vikings. Especially in 2004: 4700+ yards, 39 TDs and 11 INTs. In 6 seasons (only 3 full seasons) he had 20,000+ passing yards, 135 TDs, 29 rushing TDs, and 2,500 rushing yards.

  86. tjacks7 says: Feb 27, 2016 2:15 PM

    filthymcnasty3 says:
    Feb 27, 2016 1:36 PM
    I’ll be the first one to admit that lil Teddy really does look cute running around out there – trying to play football.

    My favorite is when he exploits the Packers Swiss cheese defense for 296 yards. That was funny to watch.

  87. tjacks7 says: Feb 27, 2016 2:21 PM

    Let that sink in for awhile? I bet you think that Rodgers choked against the Cardinals by leading the team to the game tying touchdown to force overtime only to choke in OT, right?

    And for the record, no. I think he choked the first 59 plus minutes scoring what 13 points, tossing a pick, completing roughly 50% of his passes. You know, the things that indicate he didn’t play well. Then he got lucky on a Hail Mary. Those are the undeniable facts. Your credibility is shot, better change your name again!

  88. shaggytoodle says: Feb 27, 2016 2:28 PM

    Favre was putting those numbers with guys like Berrian Harvin and Rice.

    Culpepper had Moss and Carter 2 HOF WRs helping him put up those numbers.

  89. shaggytoodle says: Feb 27, 2016 2:52 PM

    tjacks7 says:
    Feb 27, 2016 2:15 PM

    My favorite is when he exploits the Packers Swiss cheese defense for 296 yards. That was funny to watch.
    ____________

    Yeah that was great, I am glad you found it humorous as you watched yout favorite team lose….

    And here you are, calling out people on their “credibility”

  90. tjacks7 says: Feb 27, 2016 2:56 PM

    shaggytoodle says:

    Favre was putting those numbers with guys like Berrian Harvin and Rice.

    Culpepper had Moss and Carter 2 HOF WRs helping him put up those numbers.

    Carters last season with the Vikings was 2001. He retired with the Dolphins in 2002. Culpepper had Moss (for 13 games), Marcus Robinson, Nate Burleson, Keenan Howry, etc.

    Harvin and Rice were a fairly dynamic combination. Especially with AP in the backfield keeping the defense honest.

  91. shaggytoodle says: Feb 27, 2016 3:17 PM

    tjacks7 says:
    Feb 27, 2016 2:11 PM

    Dante was a better QB for the Vikings. Especially in 2004: 4700+ yards, 39 TDs and 11 INTs. In 6 seasons (only 3 full seasons) he had 20,000+ passing yards, 135 TDs, 29 rushing TDs, and 2,500 rushing yards.
    _____________

    Yes let’s not forgot Daunte historic season where he balled out of his mind while leading the Vikings to an 8-8 record.

  92. tjacks7 says: Feb 27, 2016 3:27 PM

    Yes let’s not forgot Daunte historic season where he balled out of his mind while leading the Vikings to an 8-8 record.

    You are all over the place. Okay we’ll do this based on record. Warren Moon was the Vikings best QB then going 15-1 in 1998.

  93. wafflestomp says: Feb 27, 2016 4:04 PM

    Gary Anderson Wide Right!!!

  94. frank booth says: Feb 27, 2016 4:09 PM

    tjacks7 says:
    Feb 27, 2016 1:07 PM

    If you’re in the playoffs ever year, you’re going to have losses. But…if you’re like the Vikings and rarely make the playoffs, you’ll keep that record nice and pristine.

    Fact check: since 1961 (Vikings first season)…

    Vikings playoff season: 28
    Packers playoff season: 25

    Kudos on almost catching up but the run is over. The Vikings will once again be pulling away.
    ==================================
    I think what is even more critical is the amount of championships each team has since the Vikings’ started. Unless of course, your ultimate goal is the playoffs.

  95. filthymcnasty3 says: Feb 27, 2016 4:28 PM

    Even that noodle-armed Ponder chick could have put up more than 9 points against Seattle.

    Let’s face it – Bridgewater collapsed.

  96. lindacaseauthor says: Feb 27, 2016 5:08 PM

    I’m not a football punk says:
    Feb 26, 2016 10:16 PM
    Nobody cares about this mid major NFL franchise.
    ——————-
    Hey Cheesehead, there are 8 teams in the NFL who are division winners and 24 teams are out if luck including your sorry team. Mid major NFL franchise? The NFCN division winning Vikings? Then what does that make your team? Low major NFL franchise? (And YOU care alright Cheeser–that’s why you’re on Vikings threads spreading your toxic crap day in and day out) Obsessed much?

  97. shaggytoodle says: Feb 27, 2016 5:08 PM

    tjacks7 says:
    Feb 27, 2016 3:27 PM
    You are all over the place. Okay we’ll do this based on record. Warren Moon was the Vikings best QB then going 15-1 in 1998.
    _______________

    So the best QB to ever suit up was Warren Moon, who left Minnesota in 96 and was starting his second season in Seattle in 98??

    The person you are thinking of is Randall Cunnhingham… who had Cris Carter Randy Moss (2 HOFers in their prime) Jake Reed, and Robert Smith. That offense was pretty stacked with a very good QB.

    Favre still did more with less WRs, and while I understand Peterson is dynamic, part of the reason they were great that year, is Peterson wouldn’t complain about touches because he trusted in the QB play. Thats what made him more effective and if the Vikings want to get anywhere CLOSE to that again before AP retires they need to move REAL quick.

  98. fanofpft says: Feb 27, 2016 5:13 PM

    They say good RB play helps the play of the QB. This is the one exception and it might not be all the QB’s fault.

  99. mnfan60 says: Feb 27, 2016 7:51 PM

    Are there any level headed fans on this thread?

    Yes, Rodgers is better than Bridgewater, only a fool would disagree. But Rodgers is also 10 years older. Packer fans can talk all the crap they want about teddy, the truth is it doesn’t really matter. The reason the Vikings took the NFCN from the packers isn’t because teddy is better, it’s because our defense is. And regardless of how teddy improves next year (I will put money down saying, at the very least, teddy won’t regress), our defense will most likely take another significant step forward. I have yet to hear a packer fan say anything about the Vikings defense. Why is that? Probably because they know the defense is going to be top five again, next year.

    Down year or not last year, the packers will have a difficult time against a healthy MN defense for the next few years.

    If you want to believe the Vikings are going to suck next year because of Teddy’s weak, noodle arm and tiny hands, go ahead. I doubt anyone has forgotten about mannings arm this last season..

  100. theolballcoach says: Feb 27, 2016 7:58 PM

    1 Viking article in the off season and some clown is the 1st to post at 9:18 on a FRIDAY night. He then wakes up the next morning and posts at
    11:28
    11:36
    12:28
    12:30
    12:49
    12:52
    1:09
    1:10, twice just to be sure
    1:19
    And 1:31
    Dude, get a life. You’ve got nothing better to with your weekend than troll another teams site in the off season. Go on a date, maybe go see a movie, the gym, ….something. There’s more to life, you should try it.

  101. In Teddy We Trust says: Feb 27, 2016 9:09 PM

    Peterson isn’t the type of running back that will allow a quarterback to develop with him. He demands the ball too much and it has to be in certain kinds of formations. If Teddy is going to develop, Peterson has to take a back seat and work in the offense that suits Teddy.

  102. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 27, 2016 9:11 PM

    There isn’t a person on the planet who would EVER say that Culpeeeper or Tarkenton were better QB’s than Favre. Not one. Culpeeper isn’t a HOF player and was a one year wonder heaving the ball up to Moss. Vikings fans are ridiculous.

    You want to talk about Chokers? Fran fits that mold. 4 Time Super Bowl loser and 0 championships.

    SKOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

  103. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 27, 2016 9:11 PM

    There isn’t a person on the planet who would EVER say that Culpeeeper or Tarkenton were better QB’s than Favre. Not one. Culpeeper isn’t a HOF player and was a one year wonder heaving the ball up to Moss. Vikings fans are ridiculous.

    You want to talk about Chokers? Fran fits that mold. 4 Time Super Bowl loser and 0 championships.

    SKOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

  104. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 27, 2016 9:22 PM

    Peterson isn’t the type of running back that will allow a quarterback to develop with him. He demands the ball too much and it has to be in certain kinds of formations. If Teddy is going to develop, Peterson has to take a back seat and work in the offense that suits Teddy.
    ————-
    Seems that Favre had no problem playing with Peterson. It isn’t Peterson, it’s that the coaches know that handing the ball off is far better than letting Teddy throw the ball with his limited skill set and athleticism.

  105. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 27, 2016 9:38 PM

    Tarkenton was such a stud QB that he wasn’t even a first ballot HOF’er like Favre. Vikings fans embarrass themselves here so much on a regular basis that it’s almost comical.

  106. fanofpft says: Feb 27, 2016 9:59 PM

    Tarkenton had Foreman running for him all but 1 season. Half of Foreman’s seasons were for 1k yards.

  107. donhamm says: Feb 28, 2016 1:21 PM

    your main problem is you do not know anything about football. bridgewater is a high school qb need to be told everything and still manages to mess things up. if he did not have a running back like peterson they would have been 3-13. get a few linemen who can actually do their job block someone once in a while. peterson would have had way over 2000 yards.

  108. lambeaudungbarn says: Feb 28, 2016 1:48 PM

    donhamm says: Feb 28, 2016 1:21 PM

    your main problem is you do not know anything about football. bridgewater is a high school qb need to be told everything and still manages to mess things up. if he did not have a running back like peterson they would have been 3-13. get a few linemen who can actually do their job block someone once in a while. peterson would have had way over 2000 yards.
    ======================================
    You just proved what an idiot you are, because he did win without Peterson LAST YEAR, Bridgewater has won EVERYWHERE HE HAS PLAYED, and that was against other teams of the same caliber.
    Shut up and quit wasting our time!

  109. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 28, 2016 3:02 PM

    Being carried by a defense and a running game while throwing only 14 TD’s 2 years in a row is NOT winning. At least due to QB play.

  110. frank booth says: Feb 28, 2016 3:12 PM

    The Vikings’ are improving because their defense went from worst in the league in 2013 to 13th or 14th in 2014.

    Then they got the best running back in the league back, and their defense jumped up to the Top 5.

    Bridgewater is along for the ride. He’s not leading anything throwing 14 TD’s per year, especially when you throw 8 of them in 4 games against the Bears and the Lions. That leaves 12 more games for 6 more TD’s that he threw. Awesome.

    He had 9 games under 200 yards and led the 31st best passing game in 2015.

    Bridgewater has been on winning teams everywhere he has played. Except when the Vikings had a losing record in 2014.

  111. lambeaudungbarn says: Feb 28, 2016 3:17 PM

    Teddy and The Vikings played a tougher schedule, beat more teams and took the Division from the Packers, Shut up, Go home, game over..

  112. lambeaudungbarn says: Feb 28, 2016 3:54 PM

    Teddy BH20’s House of Noodles says: Feb 28, 2016 3:02 PM

    Being carried by a defense and a running game while throwing only 14 TD’s 2 years in a row is NOT winning. At least due to QB play.
    =====================================Typical Packer fans, so disappointed the guy that was the first to post then trolled about every hour after that,
    every time they lose you call in sick on Monday.
    despite having the Refs on your side and the Schedule committee
    (Pack won Division and had better record 2014 but yet the Vikings had harder 2015 schedule) (2015 Vikings have better record 2015 and win division and have tougher schedule 2016)
    You have ESPN slobbering over you every year,
    even saying you have a 1-10 chance at the 2016 SuperBowl
    HA HA….

  113. frank booth says: Feb 28, 2016 7:31 PM

    Tougher schedule?

    The only difference in schedules is that the Vikings played the Giants and the Falcons, and the Packers played the Panthers (Super Bowl runner-up) and the Cowboys- and the Packers had to play Carolina in Carolina.

    Also, the Packers made it further than the Vikings’ into the playoffs.

    The Vikings blew their Division winning home field advantage- because Teddy couldn’t get his team into the end zone, and left it on his kicker, as he has done so many times this year.

    The weak whine about the refs.

  114. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 28, 2016 9:48 PM

    Tougher schedule?

    Anyone with a brain knows that playing Carolina in Carolina and Dallas was much tougher than playing the lowly Falcons and Giants.

    Another sad embarrassment by the dumbest of Vikes fans.

  115. purplepackerhater says: Feb 29, 2016 12:11 PM

    Packer fans need to believe Teddy is a bust because if he isn’t they all will be forced to accept their days of winning the NFCN are over. And without a winning Packer team they really have no reason to go on. Just take a look around Wisconsin and you’ll know why. There’s a reason every college grad vacates the state as soon as humanly possible.

    We understand your frustration and need to feel better about yourselves through internet trolling, after all:
    Your state is a cesspool.
    Your team is on the decline.
    And your residents are serial killers or the amish.

    Kudos to the sconnies who have resisted the urge to cut themselves for this long.

  116. frank booth says: Feb 29, 2016 4:18 PM

    Nobody really needs to believe that Bridgewater is a bust. I think the jury is still out on him, but he really hasn’t done anything special yet.

    The Vikings are a team with a good defense, a QB that throws 14 TD’s a year, and could only score 9 points in a 1st round playoff loss. That’s all that the Vikings are right now. That’s the best that they have done since 2009.

    Maybe this year will be even better. Why not just let it happen instead of telling us how great everyone is? How has that worked out for you in the past?

  117. Bates1525 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:52 AM

    People underestimate this Teddy so bad, man. I think he’s going to continue to get better and more confident next year.

  118. southpackalacky says: Mar 1, 2016 5:47 PM

    But does he think Blair Walsh can hit a field goal?

  119. southpackalacky says: Mar 1, 2016 5:58 PM

    lambeaudungbarn says:
    Feb 28, 2016 3:17 PM

    Teddy and The Vikings played a tougher schedule, beat more teams and took the Division from the Packers, Shut up, Go home, game over..

    —-

    They have the same schedules, outside of 2 games. Of those 2 differing games, Packers played Carolina 15-1 (to Minnesota playing Atlanta 8-8), and the Cowboys 4-12 (to Minnesota’s NYG 6-10). Oh yeah, OBJ was suspended for your game.

    19-13 to 10-22. Yeah, your FOURTH place schedule was definitely not tougher than Green Bay’s first place schedule.

  120. kmossg says: Mar 3, 2016 10:27 PM

    I’m not a football punk says:
    Feb 26, 2016 10:19 PM
    You won’t find any Viking fans comments here.
    They’re all over the Packers posts, making uneducated comments.
    ——————
    That’s funny because including your post, the first 6 posts out of 8 on this article are packer fans

  121. rlpftt says: Mar 4, 2016 9:33 AM

    Teddy is awful, he’s one of the worst QB’s in the NFL. The Vikings will be a .500 team next year.

  122. rlpftt says: Mar 5, 2016 4:07 PM

    Teddy is better than Stafford though, but not Cutler or Rodgers. Not even close.

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