Terence Newman wants to play next season

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When the Vikings were heading into the NFC Championship Game, cornerback Terence Newman was asked if he’d thought about calling it a career if the team went on to win the Super Bowl.

Newman asked why he shouldn’t “try to get two” in response, but the question shifted to whether he’d be back to try for his first ring once the Vikings lost to the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game. During an appearance on KFAN Thursday, Newman offered his answer to that question.

“I want to play [next season], because we made it to an NFC Championship,” Newman said. “We fell short. We fell way short … I want to be able to have an opportunity to win a ring. It’s that simple.”

Newman is set for free agency after playing just over 55 percent of the snaps for the Vikings over the course of the regular season. The Vikings also have Mackensie Alexander behind starters Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes, but coach Mike Zimmer’s long relationship with Newman could leave the door open for another year in Minnesota.

23 responses to “Terence Newman wants to play next season

  1. I like his determination and tenacity, but they need to move him to safety position, or put him in spots where he is not covering faster receivers man-to-man. He’s a great competitor, but he was noticeably beaten at times this season in man-to-man coverage.

  2. It’s hard for teams to wipe the stink of a beat down like that off of them. They’re going to have that shellacking to think about all spring and summer. I don’t expect next year to be another magical year for the Vikings. Good luck to them, though. Newman’s a good dude. He deserves good things.

  3. He played well in a rotational role with Alexander, which is pretty damn amazing given his age. Depth at CB is important, so it makes sense to keep him around. He’s sure going to skew the Vikings’ average player age though.

  4. Alexander is a mess. Makes a great play,then out of position for the next two. Brock won’t be staying around either. Sign Newman if only for his work ethic and ability to set a good example. Then draft or sign some CB’s for depth.

  5. In Teddy We Trust says:
    February 1, 2018 at 11:24 am
    I think if Zimmer doesn’t bring him back as a player, he’ll bring him back as a coach. Either way, you get your ring.

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    I’m sorry what ring is that? Vikes couldn’t get a ring if they had the 1998 offense, 2003 Randy Moss, 2009 Brett Favre, and 2017 injuries to all of the good teams at the same time.

  6. Sorry Terence, it should be over. You personally gave up two huge touchdowns.
    Greenway knew when it was time to call it a career.

  7. That hangover is going to last a long, long time.

    The defense was exposed by the Saints then the Eagles. The offense wasn’t good enough without the D scoring once or twice a game.

    Now the QB position sits there with no one signed. Which one do you roll the dice with? The once mobile, weak armed guy who shredded his knee? The former number one pick who is made of Balsa wood? Or the journeyman who had a remarkable year but nobody seems to be sold on?

    Maybe they don’t sign any of them and try to get a Kirk Cousins or Alex Smith?

    I know this much about MN. Whatever they choose to do at QB will be the wrong decision.

  8. 700levelvet says:
    February 1, 2018 at 11:55 am
    38-7
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    I’d rather have than than choking and losing the game late 4th quarter. This way they get to fix the exploited areas that only the Eagles and Steelers found.

  9. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    February 1, 2018 at 12:55 pm
    and 2017 injuries to all of the good teams at the same time.

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    Every team has lots of injuries every season. Some teams lose their starting QB, starting RB, starting DT and still can make it to the NFCCG, because they’re a good team. Some teams lose their starting QB and collapse so bad, the GM, both coordinators and QB coach get fired (I know, Dementia Ted got “moved up”, but everybody knows that’s a crock full), and can’t even finish the season at .500, because they’re the epitome of a 1 man team. They have very little worth being in the NFL outside of that 34 yr old, injury prone QB, 1 SS and a DL. His window isn’t closed yet, but it’s dropping at an astounding rate.

  10. atthemurph says:
    February 1, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    That hangover is going to last a long, long time.

    The defense was exposed by the Saints then the Eagles. The offense wasn’t good enough without the D scoring once or twice a game.

    Now the QB position sits there with no one signed. Which one do you roll the dice with? The once mobile, weak armed guy who shredded his knee? The former number one pick who is made of Balsa wood? Or the journeyman who had a remarkable year but nobody seems to be sold on?

    Maybe they don’t sign any of them and try to get a Kirk Cousins or Alex Smith?

    I know this much about MN. Whatever they choose to do at QB will be the wrong decision.
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    Your prediction about the Vikings has me very worried because your football knowledge is clearly so astounding. Nevertheless, I feel compelled to inform you that the Vikings scored one defensive touchdown all season, which is a far cry from once or twice a game. Also, Alex Smith was traded to Washington two days ago.

  11. Whether Newman comes back or not, the Vikings need an upgrade at nickel corner. Alexander gave up two huge plays in the Saints’ last field goal drive, including on 4th and 10. Maybe he takes the third-year leap like Rhodes and Waynes, but that’s a position I would target in free agency.

  12. In Teddy We Trust says:
    February 1, 2018 at 11:24 am
    I think if Zimmer doesn’t bring him back as a player, he’ll bring him back as a coach. Either way, you get your ring.
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    I thought you had resigned yourself to the fact that the Vikings will never win a Super Bowl?

  13. In Teddy We Trust says:
    February 1, 2018 at 11:24 am
    I think if Zimmer doesn’t bring him back as a player, he’ll bring him back as a coach. Either way, you get your ring.
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    Don’t take your rent money to Vegas. The Vikings have a lot to fix before next season, as much or more than the Vikings. If it involves a starting QB without an OC……….I’d say more.

  14. It was so nice from October 15th when the packers season ended abruptly until the Vikings lost to the Eagles. Very few packer trolls here. That is the way it should be.

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