Winfield will keep playing despite setback

The Pro Bowl rosters are announced Tuesday night, and there’s a chance Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield will make the squad because of some overzealous fan voting.

But Winfield has played like anything but a Pro Bowler the last two weeks, burned repeatedly by the Panthers and Bears.

Never a speedster to begin with, Winfield appears to be struggling with the foot injury that kept him out six straight games.

“I
don’t think it will be 100 percent until the offseason when I can rest
it, but I’m going to keep fighting,” Winfield said on KFAN today, according to Rick Alonzo of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Winfield admitted that he suffered a setback in Minnesota’s win against the Bengals. 

With that in mind, expect a lot more offenses to try to expose Winfield in man-to-man coverage like the Bears did Monday.

48 responses to “Winfield will keep playing despite setback

  1. Excuses excuses. Face it, he’s not who everyone thought he was. Overrated stamped all over this guy. The only reason he looks good on the Vikings is because the guy playing opposite of him sucks. Its the same situation as when everyone thought that Al Harris was great. Of course Harris looked good when he had the likes of Ahmad Carroll playing opposite of him. Nobody is going to throw to Winfield or Harris when the dud is on the other side, giving up big plays.
    Charles Woodson > Antoine Winfield

  2. Right now, he’s a liability to the defense – yes even THAT defense which sucks anyhow.
    You can tell when receivers go deep, he doesn’t have a second gear at all. He needs help or he needs to be replaced.

  3. NOt much to do in Minnesota except sit around and stuff a ballot box.
    Oh and watch the Queens fall apart.

  4. Winfield has dominated this league until the last two weeks after coming off a foot injury. And all of a sudden he’s terrible? Wow. Football fans are getting dumber.
    With that said he’s obviously a step slower. Put someone healthy in for the meantime.

  5. Oops sorry for commenting on Emoney’s rant. He’s obviously a packer fan to which sense is not expected.
    As a true fan of the game (not my own lil bubble around my own squad) yes Woodson is top notch. Winfield is a different style of corner as this team is built around stopping the run. But that’s probably a lil too complex for Emoney’s understanding.

  6. Winfield’s reputation has always been his ability to tackle, but he can’t cover well because his diminutive size makes him a liability against bigger receivers. I have to wonder if he would be better suited at strong safety instead…

  7. He should be a safety, not a corner. Biggest embarressment ever, will be all the vikings playing in the probowl. Save me now.

  8. This talk of him being overrated is hogwash. Yeah, he’s not playing well, but we can’t ignore the fact that he’s been dealing with a foot injury all year for the most part.
    Have any of you ever tried to run after recovering from a foot injury? I have. It takes a long time, even with the best care, to get back fully on your feet (pun intended).
    The REAL problem and statement here isn’t about Winfield’s overall ability, he’s already proven he has awesome ability, it’s about the fact that they have to play Winfield because they don’t have anyone worth a damn to replace him.

  9. mixman34,
    I only talk shit because I’m fed up with listening to all of you Viking fans who think your team is top notch. I’m only paying you back by acting the same way. When there was a story about Woodson two weeks ago, you followers of the Vikings said just as many ignorant things. So I’ve decided to say the same things about your team. I’m gonna act like the same dumbass that you guys all are, trying to annoy you. And of course its working. Deny it all you want, but it obviously got to you, considering you had to waste a minute of your pathetic life to respond.
    Viking fans bring it on themselves. You’re all a bunch of jagoffs.

  10. Sullivan, Tahi, Kluwe, Winfield……….it’s a complete joke.
    Obviously the players and coaches will discount the body of work these clowns have not put together to make up for the inept voting of the Viking fans.
    Favre, AD, Rice, Hutch, Allen, P Williams, Longwell, Harvin (KR).
    Don’t get too full of yourselves losers of 3 out of the last 4.

  11. I don’t believe anybody is saying Winfield is overrated. However, anybody that watched last night’s game an saw him be smoked by Bears’ receivers of all receivers knows he is not helping the defense – not that 75% of the players that start help, but you know what I mean.
    The dude had ZERO wheels last night. You cannot afford to have that type of play from your corner in the playoffs and expect to advance.

  12. Emoney –
    If Mixman wasted a minute of his life to respond what does it say about your life to respond to his response? Yea…you are pathetic.

  13. # Emoney says: December 29, 2009 3:04 PM
    Viking fans bring it on themselves. You’re all a bunch of jagoffs.
    ——————————————-
    yeah and lumping all of us together into a group based on a few different posts on the internet doesn’t make you a jagoff at all…
    /sarcasm

  14. Emoney- When you annoy say…100 fans,then just maybe you got what it takes to be annoying.Keep trying jr.! LOL

  15. Emoney is the master of logical thinking.
    “Everyone is being a jagoff to me.. to counter that I’m going to join them! HA!”
    Maybe one day you’ll be able to walk without dragging your knuckles on the ground.

  16. He’s not overrated, but since when can a CB be allowed to make the pro bowl for only 10 games, 2 of which where he gets absolutely dominated?

  17. LOL uh oh! Viking fans teaming up on me! Keep running your mouths.
    Contra,
    The difference between me and the rest of you bums from Minnesota is that I get paid very well to sit in my office and respond to you losers, while the majority of you are probably 30 year old unemployed fast food workers, living out of your mom’s house because you can’t motivate yourselves to get off your ass’s and find a real job.
    effs420,
    Keep smoking that weed buddy.
    Percy,
    I’ve had my wars with you in the past. You’re by far the biggest douchbag on PFT. If PFT took a poll of the most annoying people, you would rate #1. So you are the last person who should be calling the kettle black. Annoying 100 Viking fans is nothing compared to the 1000’s of Packer fans that you’ve annoyed over the past year. You’re just a little bitch who talks big on the internet because in the real world, you wouldn’t have the balls to say anything to anyone to their face. The internet was the greatest invention for nerds like you who got picked on in high school. It makes you feel big and bad. Keep running your mouth…JUNIOR! You amuse me.

  18. actually maybe in a loss the vikings learned how to win last night – i think they found they’re strength and know they’re weakness

  19. Tony Romo is going to torch Winfield and the rest of that subpar defense in two weeks when they meet in the 1st round of the NFC playoffs. Demarcus Ware is going to have Brett Favre as his girl friend that day. Jerry Jones will be smiling on the sidelines at the end of the game.

  20. Pervy couldn’t be a fast food worker because he’s not smart enough to make change when a customer gives him $5 for a $1 hamburger. Now cleaning the urinals in the bathrooms – maybe.

  21. actually maybe in a loss the vikings learned how to win last night – i think they found they’re strength and know they’re weakness
    duh – their weakness is Chili and they just signed him long-term. How are they going to fix that?

  22. Percy,
    I’ve had my wars with you in the past. You’re by far the biggest douchbag on PFT. If PFT took a poll of the most annoying people, you would rate #1. So you are the last person who should be calling the kettle black. Annoying 100 Viking fans is nothing compared to the 1000’s of Packer fans that you’ve annoyed over the past year. You’re just a little bitch who talks big on the internet because in the real world, you wouldn’t have the balls to say anything to anyone to their face. The internet was the greatest invention for nerds like you who got picked on in high school. It makes you feel big and bad. Keep running your mouth…JUNIOR! You amuse me.
    I bet Pervy orders male enhancement pills over the Internet.

  23. Emoney says: Percy,
    I’ve had my wars with you in the past. You’re by far the biggest douchbag on PFT. If PFT took a poll of the most annoying people, you would rate #1. So you are the last person who should be calling the kettle black. Annoying 100 Viking fans is nothing compared to the 1000’s of Packer fans that you’ve annoyed over the past year. You’re just a little bitch who talks big on the internet because in the real world, you wouldn’t have the balls to say anything to anyone to their face. The internet was the greatest invention for nerds like you who got picked on in high school. It makes you feel big and bad. Keep running your mouth…JUNIOR! You amuse me.
    ————————————————–
    LMAO Annoying Packer fans is very easy. You are all depressed and sensitive. I love to mess with those tiny brains you got. As far as me being a lil bitch,you are very wrong. As an ex pugilist, I assure you that you would rather meet me online. I’m in St. Cloud MN if you really want to find me, be glad to give you directions you little man. Bet you wear your hair like Clay Mathews and have a gut like McCarthy. And I’m a douche?

  24. Emoney,
    Yet somehow Al Harris made the Pro Bowl while playing opposite a guy name Charles Woodson. It’s been 3 years since Carroll was with the Packers. Explain that one, genius.

  25. Vikings are not a good team!Bad quaterback, Horrible running backs (Ol butterfinger peterson) defense that is one of the worst! They are going nowhere (except for LA). At least when they leave they can win something. When was the last time those fat idiot fans in MN had a championship to cheer for. Well i quess they get what they deserve.HAHA MN

  26. “LMAO Annoying Packer fans is very easy. You are all depressed and sensitive. I love to mess with those tiny brains you got.”
    You’re the best poster on this site Pervy. Keep up the good work.

  27. LMAO You couldn’t make my boat payment(s) jerk. Or afford to upkeep my bar. Keep bragging. Must get boring collecting money at the parking ramp huh? Plenty of posting time on your Nokia LOL
    Er, is that the boat you take with you when your mommy gives you a bubble bath. I suppose it’s tough to make boat payments on that when your mommy only gives you a 50 cent allowance each week.

  28. How about them Cowboys as they kick Viking ass in two weeks. Romo throws 4 TD’s. Brett Favre becomes Demarcus Ware’s steady girl friend. And Pervy gets drunk and gets his lights punched out for once again shooting off his mouth at the local tavern in the wonderful metropolis of St. Cloud, MN. Too many Hamm’s beers for ‘ol Pervy.

  29. Percy Harvin Says…
    “Bet you wear your hair like Clay Mathews”
    Is this a back-handed insult?! Clay Matthews has the BEST HAIR EVER!
    Him and Polamalu are going to be doing head ‘n’ shoulders commercials together in the near future… mark it.

  30. I know the Saints lost to the Bucs last week after their kicker missed a FG that would have given them the win…..I know, but it will be interesting when the Pro Bowl kicks off and all of the Vikings are playing on both sides of the ball………
    I don’t know who will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl, but my guess is that it won’t be the Vikings.
    I figure the Eagles will get the bye. I see the Cowboys beating the Vikings in the Wild Card Round and the Packers beating the Cardinals. That would put the Saints against the Cowboys and the Packers against the Eagles in the Divisional Round. How many Eagles fans want to face the Packers???? Can’t make any jokes about a “soft” team that can’t play in the cold when the Packers come to town. Saints beat Cowboys, Packers beat Eagles and Packers vs. Saints for NFC Championship.

  31. Fred Cox- Won’t get my light punched out but my bud is a big Hamm’s guy…I can handle 2 0r 3…before they taste like crap!
    Contra-Lots a bush in Cloud town lol Great college bars…eat the free food buffets and drinks so cheap you think it’s free. Nice place,been here 4 years.

  32. bigrig says:
    December 29, 2009 3:41 PM
    This may be off topic, but where was Jared Allen last night?
    being at least doubled all night. when he was one on one, he was getting at least a little bit of pressure.
    BTW, emoney, I love it when people sit here and talk about how much money they make, and never say what they do. The reason is they probably are unemployed fast food workers who live at home with their mommy. Nobody believes you make a lot of money sitting at a desk, I think you sell doors, Probably door to door.

  33. WickedKoala says:
    Yet somehow Al Harris made the Pro Bowl while playing opposite a guy name Charles Woodson. It’s been 3 years since Carroll was with the Packers. Explain that one, genius.
    ____________________________________
    I’ll answer that one for him: the Pro Bowl is a joke. Nothing more than a popularity contest. How many times did Vick go, despite multiple losing records? He’s far from the only one either.
    Harris IS overrated. Always was. Talks a big game, then occasionally makes plays in between getting burned. Watch a Packers game these days and see an undrafted FA who couldn’t make it in Houston, of all places, filling in for Harris just fine. He’s nothing, and if he’s gone after this year, I won’t care one bit.
    Now, if Jarrett Bush stays on the roster after this offseason, then I’ll raise some hell.

  34. SF Saints Fan says: Packers beat Eagles and Packers vs. Saints for NFC Championship.
    ————————————————–
    Crack kills son…put the pipe down. Life is a beautiful thing. Unless you are a Pack fan after the wildcard round.

  35. How about we have all the NFL fans take an IQ TEST? Or should we just continue to assume by the comments that the DUMBEST FANS IN THE LEAGUE ARE PUKER FANS!!!!!!!!

  36. Winfield, when are you going to be able to rest? We won’t have a first round bye if the team keeps playing as bad as they have been.

  37. Emoney says:
    December 29, 2009 3:04 PM
    mixman34,
    I only talk shit because I’m fed up with listening to all of you Viking fans who think your team is top notch. I’m only paying you back by acting the same way. When there was a story about Woodson two weeks ago, you followers of the Vikings said just as many ignorant things. So I’ve decided to say the same things about your team. I’m gonna act like the same dumbass that you guys all are, trying to annoy you. And of course its working. Deny it all you want, but it obviously got to you, considering you had to waste a minute of your pathetic life to respond.
    Viking fans bring it on themselves. You’re all a bunch of jagoffs.
    ———
    This is just sad and pathetic.

  38. RE: Pervy Fred Cox- Won’t get my light punched out but my bud is a big Hamm’s guy…I can handle 2 0r 3…before they taste like crap!
    Remember the Hamm’s Bear? Kind of clever advertising by the Hamm’s Brewing Company. Used to love watching those Hamm’s commercials that ran during Twin’s baseball games. Hamm’s rated right there with North Star and Cold Spring beer – cheap but not good.

  39. Winfield is like most NFL CBs and is declining with age and injury. He is easily the best part of that secondary which is saying nothing. Aromashudu burned Winfield TWICE. Both came at crucial points of the game. The Vikings season came in September and lasted until November. Get over it, they suck now.

  40. I hate the vikings but I think Winfield is solid, not in the last two games, but still solid.
    I attribute his sub standard performance as a sign of how the Vikings are going to perform in the playoffs. Let the excuse making begin now, Winfield was injured, McKinnie was distracted, Favre brought the team back from a 17 pt hole, AD doesn’t get enough touches etc.
    Here is the good news, Mr. Noodle is not going anywhere (except to LA) and Ziggy will do down in the history books with a reputation for spending millions on players to be guided by head coach with a ten cent brain.

  41. nostreves says:
    December 29, 2009 7:09 PM
    How about we have all the NFL fans take an IQ TEST? Or should we just continue to assume by the comments that the DUMBEST FANS IN THE LEAGUE ARE PUKER FANS!!!!!!!!
    ——
    why are you so angry? interesting…

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