Mike Zimmer won’t rule out Stefon Diggs remaining starter

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After Stefon Diggs had six catches for 87 yards in his Week Four debut, Vikings teammate Mike Wallace said that the rookie reminded him of former teammate Antonio Brown.

That’s strong company for any wideout and especially one that had just finished his first NFL game. Diggs had seven catches for 129 yards in his second outing, which led Wallace to repeat his earlier comparison and led to questions for coach Mike Zimmer about whether Charles Johnson would return to the starting lineup when he’s recovered from the rib injury that’s kept him out the last two weeks.

Zimmer said that a decision hadn’t been made yet, but that Johnson wasn’t guaranteed to return to the lineup because he was out with an injury.

“You don’t lose your starting job because of injury, but you do lose your starting job because of performance,” Zimmer said, via ESPN.com.

On a production front, it’s hard to make the case for anyone but Diggs. Johnson played well last season, but had six catches in three games before getting hurt and the fact that Diggs is just two games into his career makes his outings all the more intriguing for a 3-2 team with a couple of division games on the road coming their way.

118 responses to “Mike Zimmer won’t rule out Stefon Diggs remaining starter

  1. I don’t care what they have to do to get him on the field, but he needs to be a full time starter. Period.

  2. There shouldn’t be a question of whether Diggs remains a starter. The question should be whether or not Mike Wallace or Charles Johnson ends up starting on Sunday.

    Not saying Diggs is the next superstar, but his production in two games is unmatched (at the WR position) on the Viking roster, and his precise route-running makes Bridgewater very comfortable throwing to him.

    For now, Diggs should remain the #1 receiver until someone else proves he can be more effective.

  3. Diggs is already the best route runner on the team and is electric with the ball in his hands. When was the last time a Viking receiver put together numbers like that in back to back games?

  4. You could tell in preseason and training camp that he was so special. Has the “it” factor. Was the top WR prospect coming out of high school but opted to stay close to home at Maryland

  5. I would make the comparison to Odell Beckham Jr.
    Diggs attacks the ball, play’s like he actually cares. Unlike his current teammates Mike Wallace, Kyle Rudolph and Adrian Peterson. Who account for 30+ million in cap space and continue to disappoint.

  6. If you look at Stefon Diggs run his routes, you will be in awe how precise and quick he is in/out of his breaks.

    His hip movement is unbelievable, and it is hard for any CB to keep up with him. Ask one of the best CBs in the game-Aquib Talib, who he BURNT big time in Denver.

    The Broncos gave up putting Chris Harris on Diggs. Diggs made him look like a high schooler.

    Diggs was coached by Keenan McCardell in Maryland.

    The kid is for real……..

  7. Diggs is getting a lot of praise from teamates and opponents alike. Also, it sounds like he has his head on straight.
    Amazing that he was there in the 5th round because he looks like he may well be a special player.

  8. Diggs is a stud and quickly becoming Bridgewater’s favorite target. All of the Viking players and coaches have raved about him since day 1 of OTAs, and he’s done nothing but impress in every opportunity he’s had. Zimmer is not afraid to step on veterans’ toes. No way Diggs doesn’t play most of the snaps next week.

  9. squidlips82 says:
    Oct 20, 2015 1:15 PM
    To bad Diggs doesn’t have a qualified QB on the team.

    Sure, Bridgewater had absolutely nothing to do with those plays, he was getting gatorade…

  10. I could care less who starts. The top 4 will get their reps. If someone’s ego needs to be massaged by being named the starter, so be it.

    In 2 games Diggs has shown more than anyone else. He should see plenty of chances. But the way I have it figured, if plays are divided equally between Diggs, Wallace, Johnson, and Wright, they would each get 65%-70% of the snaps. If TB throws 30 times a game, that means 20-21 passing plays that each is involved in. Seems pretty good to me.

  11. We could be looking at the Rookie of the Year as I have been disappointed with the QB’s at the top of the draft and there has not been much hype around anyone else.

    The kid seems to have all the attributes to have a very very promising career.

  12. Its nice to see his preseason hype come into actuality. This guy has the skills you can really see the quickness and suddenness he has on the field.

    Perfect time in the season for a WR to emerge and help Teddy’s game expand as things have gotten stagnant. SKOL

  13. thevikesarebest says:
    Oct 20, 2015 1:33 PM

    Teddy and ap have got to be slobbering getting ready for the terrible soft greenbay defense that gave up 500 pass yards. We might not punt.SKOL
    ==================================
    If you want to play the comparison again, Cutler only threw for 189 yards against the Packers, and Bridgewater isn’t even as good as him this year (or last, for that matter.

    Rivers is a top of most QB stat categories.

    Bridgewater is one of the worst starting QB’s in the league right now, so I wouldn’t get too excited about him against any defense.

  14. This kid has looked awfully good and it seems as if he works well with Bridgewater, which is the most important thing.

    There are a lot of very good receivers and very good QBs out there that just don’t perform well together. There are also QB/WR combinations that are greater than the sum of their parts.

    Zimmer would be insane to not see how far these two can go together.

  15. “Zimmer is not afraid to step on veterans’ toes. No way Diggs doesn’t play most of the snaps next week.”

    It is the one thing that I most admire about Zimmer, he plays those who deserve to play and he puts people in positions to excel. I cannot believe the play of some of our veterans too (Newman and Munnerlynn?).

  16. longtimefanh8tr says:
    Oct 20, 2015 1:29 PM
    If you have a QB that checks down constantly what difference does it make?

    If an average of 16.6 to Diggs is checking down…then so be it…

  17. Strange how the Packers have been brought into this discussion. Are the Packers EVER out of you peoples’ heads?

    This is really sad. Here we have a nice little feel-good piece about a young Vikings player that’s performing well, but the purple trolls just won’t allow the sane Vikings fans to enjoy it. They feel the need to bring the Pack into the discussion, which only drives the point home even deeper that the Packers have owned the Vikings for the last decade.

  18. tokyosandblaster says:
    Oct 20, 2015 1:28 PM
    How could he? Diggs is the first WR since Randy Moss to get 100 yards in a game…

    The Baraboo Times must have forgotten to print that Charles Johnson got 100 yards in a game against the Jets

    BTW…Can’t Cobb beat double coverage?

  19. bridgeh2o says:
    Oct 20, 2015 1:16 PM
    If you look at Stefon Diggs run his routes, you will be in awe how precise and quick he is in/out of his breaks.
    _____
    In awe if how good he does things, NFL caliber WRS should be able to do? I get it some do it better than others and I have no doubt in my mind he is better than going deep Wallace, Patterson or anyone else on that roster

    It’s been TWO games he has had issues with fumbling and while he is off to a decent start and you DO have to start somewhere. It takes more games show the greatness you guys are bestowing upon him.

  20. If you have a QB that checks down constantly what difference does it make?

    If an average of 16.6 to Diggs is checking down…then so be it…
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    Teddy next to last in the league in passing yards. Sounds like a check down guy to me.

  21. 4 SB Losses & 0 Championships ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ says:
    Oct 20, 2015 2:07 PM
    But wait…..Vikings fans said that Johnson was a true #1 WR who would start for any team. What happened?

    You might want to check the NFL injury report for the last 4 weeks…

  22. longtimefanh8tr says:
    Oct 20, 2015 2:21 PM
    If you have a QB that checks down constantly what difference does it make?

    If an average of 16.6 to Diggs is checking down…then so be it…
    ////////////////////////////////////////////

    Teddy next to last in the league in passing yards. Sounds like a check down guy to me.

    You must not have heard of an Adrian Peterson workload…

  23. You might want to check the NFL injury report for the last 4 weeks…
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    But how could he be in danger of losing his job to Diggs if Johnson is a true #1 when healthy? LOL Diggs has 2 games with around 100 yards, 0 TD’s and 2 fumbles. Granted, he has to deal with checkdown Teddy throwing him the ball, so maybe that doesn’t help the TD stats.

  24. 4 SB Losses & 0 Championships ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ says:
    Oct 20, 2015 2:08 PM

    And to think that the Packers reached for Ty Montgomery two rounds earlier!
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    LOL Except for the fact that Montgomery has looked very good. He just wasn’t elevated to the #1 WR due to injury. Cobb got that role.
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    Diggs wasn’t elevated to the #1 WR due to injury. He got his chance to play due to injury and elevated himself to #1 WR. Montgomery has had his opportunity too, but he drops passes and averages 9.1 yards a catch.

  25. Aaron Rodgers throws for 105 yards per game but gets over 150 YAC. Check down personified!
    ————-
    Weird thing to say. Rodgers has the highest career net yards per pass attempt in the history of the NFL. The next 3 are Manning, Romo, Brady.

    And his YPA this year alone is a full 1.5 yards more than checkdown Teddy who is ranked 27th in the NFL. SKOLOLOLOLOL!!

  26. Huge, I mean HUGE queenie fan here chiming in from Apple Valley. Zimmern or Zim or Zimmy or Zimminy Cricket as we queenie fans like to affectionately call him really knows his football. That’s why he’s the coach of our beloved football team. Coach Zimmy said that one day diggity diggs will be almost as good as Craigory Jennings, the finest tackle football player in all the land. Coach Zimmy also said that he hopes that his football team will one day beat the historic Green Bay Packers but he doesn’t think it’ll happen this year because his team still sucks no matter what us delusional fans think. Amen to that, Coach. Off topic, anybody know where my wife is today?

  27. rosstuckershair says:
    Oct 20, 2015 2:30 PM

    longtimefanh8tr says:
    Oct 20, 2015 2:21 PM
    If you have a QB that checks down constantly what difference does it make?

    If an average of 16.6 to Diggs is checking down…then so be it…
    ////////////////////////////////////////////

    Teddy next to last in the league in passing yards. Sounds like a check down guy to me.

    You must not have heard of an Adrian Peterson workload…
    ******************************************************

    Well, the Vikes should seriously consider trying something else.

    Vikings Offense has clearly been offensive this year.
    31st in Yds/G. and 29th in Pts/G.

    I’d really like to say something nice or positive about Diggs, because he honestly has put together a couple of nice games.

    But you Heidis become so insufferable and overindulgent the second something positive happens on your team.
    You make it impossible for any fans to acknowledge you or become conciliatory in any form.

    This isn’t just Packer fans, this is from fans of all 31 other teams.

  28. 4 SB Losses & 0 Championships
    Weird thing to say. Rodgers has the highest career net yards per pass attempt in the history of the NFL. The next 3 are Manning, Romo, Brady.

    And his YPA this year alone is a full 1.5 yards more than checkdown Teddy who is ranked 27th in the NFL. SKOLOLOLOLOL!!

    YPA includes YAC. So he’s been a check down QB his entire career is what you’re saying? “Air yards” is what calculates how far a QB throws the ball, without the YAC included.

    Meaning, Rodgers only actually throws the ball 105 yards per game this year despite many, many more attempts. While Teddy throws for 115 a game, with much fewer attempts. This means, the average pass Teddy throws travels much further downfield than the average pass Rodgers throws…

  29. YPA includes YAC. So he’s been a check down QB his entire career is what you’re saying? “Air yards” is what calculates how far a QB throws the ball, without the YAC included.
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    Except that I posted highest career NET yards per pass attempt.

    I just posted YPA attempt for this season to demonstrate how inept Teddy and the Vikings offense was by comparison.

  30. jimnsota says:
    Oct 20, 2015 1:15 PM

    “Diggs attacks the ball, play’s like he actually cares. Unlike his current teammates Mike Wallace, Kyle Rudolph and Adrian Peterson. Who account for 30+ million in cap space and continue to disappoint.”

    ________________________________________

    Agree totally. Diggs is becoming a go-to playmaker determined to prove himself. And the other receiver that consistently has been doing that? Jarius Wright. They’re both receivers who play faster and stronger than their height/draft status/salary would indicate.

    Complete opposite can be said for Rudolph, and too a certain degree, Wallace who looked poor this week but solid before the bye against Denver.

    The interesting thing, is to watch the Teddy/Adrian connection. Seems clearer to me, that we’re a more effective offense when we throw to set up the run, versus the other way around. For Teddy to truly grow, I think the offense needs to move through him.

  31. Some packer trolls can’t let it go.

    Spielman is he man……finds Diggs in the 5th round.

    We are #2 in the league in points given up.

    Diggs is averaging nearly 17 freakin yds a grab,but Teddy “checks down”????

    We played asubpar game Sunday, and still won.

    This team is on a definite rise,and you do NOT want to screw with the defense.They are nasty.

    Barr, Kendricks, Smith, Griffen, Floyd…….holy crap, gbay, look out.

    Erin will be in a body cast after we play the Green Bay Rodgers.

    Where is Eddie Lazy????

    Where is Randall Casper Cobb?

    One is eating donuts, the other is hiding.

    We are coming gbay……AND WE ARE COMING FOR YOU!!!!

    Book it, and stay classless, gbay!!!!!!!!!

  32. yea, that 2yr 3mil contract for bobby wade sure set us back a few years. good thing we cut him for greg lewis.

    and what the hell are ‘air yards’??

    if you had to live through williamson, berrian, jennings, patterson and jenkins not working out you’d be pretty excited for Diggs too. but, the QB makes the WR. Just like Cobb is tearing up the nfl right now.

  33. #2 in the league in points given up with 2 losses.

    Basically means it doesn’t take much to beat you. Teams get off the gas after scoring a coue of times as no one is scared of TB and that horrible offense.

  34. 4 SB Losses & 0 Championships ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ says:
    Oct 20, 2015 2:58 PM

    Yes. Montgomery got his opportunity as the #3 WR for a couple of games. Big difference.

    4 SB Losses & 0 Championships ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ says:
    Oct 20, 2015 3:02 PM

    He filled in for the #1 WR playing on the outside to replace Johnson. He wasn’t playing out of the slot. Wallace sucks and is the #2 playing the opposite side.
    __________

    Do you seriously believe the coach numbers the wide receivers before the game and that determines how many passes each is going to get? No rookie playing his first NFL game after being deactivated the first three is designated as the #1 receiver. He caught a lot of passes because he got open. Montgomery isn’t getting as many catches because he doesn’t get open or he drops the ball when he’s wide open. You know Cobb hasn’t been taking looks away from him.

  35. Teddy- you should try learning more about football. Montgomery was not playing on the outside, he was playing in the slot which is also where Cobb plays from.

    Diggs played on the outside because Johnson was who he was filling in for due to injury. That means he is on the field for many more snaps. Montgomery was only used as the #3 when Adams went out, but more as the slot WR while Cobb moved to the outside or was lining up in the backfield.

    With Wallace being worthless, the only other receiver on the outside to throw to has been Diggs.

  36. longtimefanh8tr says:
    Oct 20, 2015 2:21 PM

    If you have a QB that checks down constantly what difference does it make?

    If an average of 16.6 to Diggs is checking down…then so be it…
    ////////////////////////////////////////////

    Teddy next to last in the league in passing yards. Sounds like a check down guy to me.
    ——————-
    That stat has more to do with being near the bottom in passing attempts. The Vikings have a top notch RB in AP, so they will be in the bottom third of passing attempts all season.

  37. I’ll ignore the insufferable trolls and just say, Diggs and Teddy seem to already be developing a nice chemistry. Sure, it’s two games, but it’s two games that have been better than most WR’s on any team. Time will tell, but that kid isn’t coming out of the ballgame anytime soon.

  38. It’s only a small snapshot, but he’s #4 in the NFL in yards per game. If he does it for 3-4 more games, I’ll call him the real deal. The thing is, he isn’t getting those catches and yards with quick WR screens. This kid is getting wide open 15-20 yards down the field.

  39. That stat has more to do with being near the bottom in passing attempts. The Vikings have a top notch RB in AP, so they will be in the bottom third of passing attempts all season.

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    7 yards per passing attempt. 80.2 QB rating, next to last in the league. You can put a bow on a pig but at the end of the day it’s still a pig.

  40. I don’t blame you, Conor. I wish I could ignore those trolls too, but I just can’t seem to do it. Every time they invite me to help them ruin your day, I just can’t seem to help myself.

    And they make it so easy, too. It really is just like shooting fish in a barrel.

  41. bridgeh2o says:
    Oct 20, 2015 3:28 PM
    Some packer trolls can’t let it go.

    Spielman is he man……finds Diggs in the 5th round.

    We are #2 in the league in points given up
    ———-

    You are also #2 in the NFC North witb a 3-2 record. Only ONE of the teams Minesota has beat has more than one victory, but yeah good job on not giving up points… I’ll take the Win over anything on the Stat sheet says and right GB has 3 more the the Vikings.

  42. 4 SB Losses & 0 Championships ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ says:
    Oct 20, 2015 4:15 PM

    Teddy- you should try learning more about football. Montgomery was not playing on the outside, he was playing in the slot which is also where Cobb plays from.

    Diggs played on the outside because Johnson was who he was filling in for due to injury. That means he is on the field for many more snaps. Montgomery was only used as the #3 when Adams went out, but more as the slot WR while Cobb moved to the outside or was lining up in the backfield.

    With Wallace being worthless, the only other receiver on the outside to throw to has been Diggs.
    __________

    This may surprise you, but slot receivers are allowed to catch passes too. Ever heard of Julian Edelman? Playing the outside doesn’t automatically give you more opportunities. And why can’t Montgomery play on the outside?

    By the way, worthless Wallace had 8 receptions for 83 yards and a TD against Denver.

    Too bad the Packers don’t have anyone good enough to draw coverage away from Montgomery.

  43. This Diggs kid is impressive. What he did against one of the worst defenses in the NFL is nothing short of mediocre!

    A must start going forward for Minny, and I’m guessing he won’t disappoint–averaging in the neighborhood of 45 yards and .4 TDs a game the rest of the way!

  44. Teddy- Most slot WR’s play fewer snaps. Cobb is also their slot WR, so Montgomery is redundant and was their #4 WR until Adams went out.

    The Packers don’t force their rookie WR’s to learn multiple roles. The offense is too complicated and there is too much timing involved with the QB to throw all of the positions on their plate and get enough reps. It’s always been that way. And it sure seems to work.

    I don’t care what Wallace did in one game. They wasted a draft pick on him in a trade and assumed his ridiculous contract that pays him 11M/year. Yes, 11M/year…. The dolphins were more than happy to dump him and his contract, because he’s not even worth 2M/year.

  45. Too bad the Packers don’t have anyone good enough to draw coverage away from Montgomery.
    ————

    James Jones has 424 yards and 6TD’s
    Randall Cobb has 350 and 4TD’s

    Both of these players would be the leading WR for the Minnesota Vikings and it isn’t even close. So instead they should force the ball to Montgomery more in his 2 games as a starter so he can make up the 70 or so yards that some WR on the Vikings 31st ranked offense has?

    BTW….Montgomery has 2 TD’s. The only thing Diggs has 2 of is fumbles.

    SKOLOLOL!

  46. “This Diggs kid is impressive. What he did against one of the worst defenses in the NFL is nothing short of mediocre!”

    Now that’s funny… and it would be funny no matter who it was directed at.

  47. Lets not forget little Erin ROgers lead the league in INT’s his second year in the league!!! Oh, wait, little Erin couldn’t even crack the starting line up!!!!

  48. Diggs kid is impressive. What he did against one of the worst defenses in the NFL is nothing short of mediocre!”
    ========
    Last I checked, Denver’s D is #1 in league. So his first NFL action was on the road against #1 D. Nothing mediocre about it.

  49. It’s cute how the more insane purple people try to feminize Aaron Rodgers’ by misspelling his first name as “Erin;” especially when one considers how they spent all those years heaping praise & adoration on “Erin” Henderson; and to top it off, they now have a player by the name of “Danielle” Hunter.

    Silly, silly purple people.

  50. Vikings fans only need to look at the cautionary tale of using a small sample size to predict greatness. It was only a year ago that they were using a passer rating in a final 5 game sample size as proof of a star being born.

    Then this year that player’s passer rating went down not only well below those 5 games, but below his entire entire rookie season. On par with Tavaris Jackson’s last season as a starter in Seattle.

    This players name is Teddy Bustwater.

  51. Sure are a lot of excuses being made for Ty Montgomery.

    So let me just make sure I understand. I’m supposed to believe that a WR who plays with a Hall of Fame quarterback on a high-powered offense and has managed 15 catches for 136 yards in six games and dropped a wide open touchdown pass is better than a WR who plays with a second-year quarterback on a run-oriented offense that is near the bottom of the league and has 13 catches for 216 yards in two games.

    D’oh-kay.

  52. rosstuckershair says:
    Oct 20, 2015 2:30 PM

    longtimefanh8tr says:
    Oct 20, 2015 2:21 PM
    If you have a QB that checks down constantly what difference does it make?

    If an average of 16.6 to Diggs is checking down…then so be it…
    ////////////////////////////////////////////

    Teddy next to last in the league in passing yards. Sounds like a check down guy to me.

    You must not have heard of an Adrian Peterson workload…
    ==================================
    That’s really interesting. The Packers average 28 rushing attempts per game, while the Vikings average 29. Both teams average about the same amount of yards per game in rushing.

    Rodgers has 15 TD’s and 2 INT’s. The Packers average 237 yards per game, the Vikings have 180 as far as passing yardage.

    The Falcons run just as much as the Vikings do, and they are 8th in the league in passing in yards per game.

    The Vikings’ run game is not an excuse for Teddy Bridgewater’s poor performance and lack of yardage.

  53. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Oct 20, 2015 6:18 PM

    Sure are a lot of excuses being made for Ty Montgomery.

    So let me just make sure I understand. I’m supposed to believe that a WR who plays with a Hall of Fame quarterback on a high-powered offense and has managed 15 catches for 136 yards in six games and dropped a wide open touchdown pass is better than a WR who plays with a second-year quarterback on a run-oriented offense that is near the bottom of the league and has 13 catches for 216 yards in two games.

    D’oh-kay.
    =================================
    The Vikings average 1 more rushing attempt per game than the Packers do. The Packers have 1 more rush yard per game.

    Their rushing stats are nearly identical.

  54. squidlips82 says:
    Oct 20, 2015 1:15 PM

    To bad Diggs doesn’t have a qualified QB on the team.
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    The best thing about America is, even Idiots have the right of Free Speech!

  55. ariani1985 says:
    Oct 20, 2015 6:32 PM

    But, but, but, little erin Rogers was to win 5 super bowls in 3 years!
    ==================================

    Little Erin Rodgers- 15 TD’s 2 INT’s

    Big Teddy Bridgewater- 3 TD’s 4 INT’s

    Vikings are now getting outplayed by girls, according to ariani1985.

  56. Teddy- It’s really very simple. Montgomery plays very few snaps on offense compared to what Diggs played the last 2 games because he was inserted as the #1 WR in place of Johnson and took all of the snaps. Yes, Montgomery dropped one pass that would have gone for a TD. But even in his limited snaps and looks, he’s got 2 TD’s compared to Diggs 0.

    Diggs doesn’t get much attention I’m sure either since nobody knows who the hell he is, even if he is better than Wallace or the other Viking scrubs that line up at WR.

  57. This years Draft could turn out to be the Leagues
    Best with, TJ Clemmings, Stefon Diggs, Eric Kendricks, and Danielle Hunter finding starting jobs, and CB Trae Waynes having substantial playing time as Rookies. Rick Spielman has hit home runs on every
    Draft the last few years.

  58. @shaggytoodle – “Only ONE of the teams Minesota [sic] has beat has more than one victory”

    Look who’s talking. The Pack hasn’t even faced a team with a record of .500, let alone a better than.

    Bears – 2-4-0
    Seahawks – 2-4-0
    Chiefs – 1-5-0
    49ers – 2-4-0
    Rams – 2-3-0
    Chargers – 2-4-0

    At least the Vikings have faced the Broncos 6-0-0 and almost beat them IN Denver.

  59. “This years Draft could turn out to be the Leagues
    Best with, TJ Clemmings, Stefon Diggs, Eric Kendricks, and Danielle Hunter finding starting jobs, and CB Trae Waynes having substantial playing time as Rookies. Rick Spielman has hit home runs on every Draft the last few years.”

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    If you say so. But then what happened? The Packers have had their boot on the Vikings’ neck for the entire decade. That’s not opinion, or conjecture, or anything else other than the absolute, verifiable, fact of the matter.

    You guys keep telling us how your players are superior.
    You guys keep telling us how your coaches are superior.
    You guys keep telling us how your GM is superior.
    You guys keep telling us how everything in MN is superior.

    And even with all of that, it’s been straight boot to the neck. Owned. A laughingstock in many circles. How did this happen? Aliens? Bigfoot? What…?

  60. Diggs looks good. The Vikings look competitive. They may even make the postseason. Take a look at the records. There are what, five or six unbeatens, a few five and four win teams, and a slew of three and two win teams. They could win ten games……if they stay ahead of the curve.

    I’ll tell you what……if the Vikings beat the Packers at home, the last game at Lambeau could be huge.

    The Vikings were always the biggest rival for me, growing up in Wausau. It should be a very interesting season.

  61. “And even with all of that, it’s been straight boot to the neck. Owned. A laughingstock in many circles. How did this happen? Aliens? Bigfoot? What…?”
    =====================================
    What Planet have you been living on, Our team has gotten better every year.
    You won’t be so arrogant when we beat you in two weeks! Your unbeatable Packers haven’t even Played a team with a .500 record this year! Yeah you look good playing teams with 1 or 2 wins all season….
    So until you do, I’d suggest you shut your mouth.
    The last team you played with a winning record,
    knocked you out of the playoffs, Your Packers had the biggest let down in NFL History!
    Ha,Ha,Ha….. Come on and brag now..

  62. He’s definitely starting he’s second all time for a 2 game start in franchise history. he’s ahead of Randy Moss , Sammy White , and Percy Harvin ALL of whom went on to win rookie of the year honors.

  63. unmercifulone says:
    Oct 20, 2015 7:11 PM
    @shaggytoodle – “Only ONE of the teams Minesota [sic] has beat has more than one victory”

    Look who’s talking. The Pack hasn’t even faced a team with a record of .500, let alone a better than.
    At least the Vikings have faced the Broncos 6-0-0 and almost beat them IN Denver.
    ———

    Oh praise the schedule for having the Vikings play a team before the Packers get too… early in Oct. …and it even happened to be close…

    Do u want me to impressed by that?

    EVERYONE has played them close… the Ravens, Raiders, even the Browns last week have all played the close….the ONLY team who the Broncos beat by more than 7 is the Lions… it just feels like the Vikings have the only fanbase that is excited about it

  64. @ the almighty cabbage (and some of the other GB trolls) you keep saying how you OWN the Vikings BUT you’ve only 9 games all time ahead 59 to 48 and since 1966 Minnesota has 18 division titles while your lowly cheese heads have only 14. sorry to confuse you with facts but down another Old Style and SKOL

  65. What planet have I been living on? I’ve been living on planet Earth.

    The planet on which the Green Bay Packers won the division every year this decade, with the exception of 2010, when they won the Super Bowl as a Wild Card team.

    The planet on which your beloveds finished last, last, second, last, and second-to-last.

    2010- CH 1st, GB 2nd, MN last- GB won Super Bowl
    2011- GB 1st, MN last
    2012- GB 1st, MN 2nd
    2013- GB 1st, MN last
    2014- GB 1st, MN 3rd
    2015- GB 1st, MN 2nd (currently)

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    The planet on which the Packers have a 9-1-1 record over your beloveds, which absolutely equates to a boot on the neck.

    2010- GB 2 wins –MN 0 wins
    2011- GB 2 wins –MN 0 wins
    2012- GB 1 win –MN 1 win
    2013- GB 2 wins –MN 0 wins *** 1 tie
    2014- GB 2 wins –MN 0 wins

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    Like I said. Owned. Simply, accurately, verifiably, nothing-but-the-facts, OWNED.

    Please feel free to embarrass yourself further.

  66. There are no GB trolls here. Your little purple pals invited us into the conversation. It would have been rude of us not to oblige.

    And I’ll stick with what I said. The Packers have OWNED the Vikings for the entire decade. Or as you’ve said… the Packers are ahead on wins and losses as well. And of course there are World Championships, of which the Packers have 13 and your beloveds have ZERO.

  67. But, but, but, but, in turd Thompson you trolls still trust? Loose 4 playoff games in 5 years and trolls still pound their chest over playoff losses!

  68. foreman44 says:
    Oct 20, 2015 8:13 PM

    @ the almighty cabbage (and some of the other GB trolls) you keep saying how you OWN the Vikings BUT you’ve only 9 games all time ahead 59 to 48 and since 1966 Minnesota has 18 division titles while your lowly cheese heads have only 14. sorry to confuse you with facts but down another Old Style and SKOL
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    I see why you used 1966 as a cutoff.

    In the 1961-1966 seasons, the Packers won 4 more division titles, and 3 NFL Championships Unlike the Vikings ’69 NFL Championship consolation prize (where they lost the Super Bowl, because that’s what they do), the Packers wins’ were actually the last game of the season.

    The Packers, of course, would win Super Bowls in 1966, 1967, 1996, and 2010.

    The Vikings, loaded with Hall-of-Famers in the early 70’s, and led by a Hall-of-Fame coach (who somehow had a losing playoff record) embarrassed themselves by losing 4 Super Bowls by a combined score of 95-34.

    Hall-of-Famer Fran Tarkenton had a rating of 14.1 in one of those Super Bowls, and in 3 Super Bowls had 1 TD and 6 INT’s. The Scrambler scrambled from success when it came to the playoffs, with a rating of 58, and 11 TD’s and 17 INT.

    When it came to big games, Bud and Fran fell apart.

    18 division titles. Nothing to show for it.

    There’s some facts.

  69. ah, huh, thats nice.

    put on the tape of river vs green bays defense
    put on the tape of rivers vs minnesotas defense

    you could tell by the end of the game Rodgers already knew how the postseason would go, again.

    but keep patting yourself on the back for dominating the christian ponder led vikings. its like bragging about beating a paraplegic in a sprint

  70. Everyone already knows how the regular season will go for Minnesota as well.

    They will miss the playoffs and get a nice draft pick to waste on someone who will never be good.

  71. “its like bragging about beating a paraplegic in a sprint”

    Yeah, that’s what we said about Ponder from day one but you purple people said the same things about Ponder as you now say about Bridgewater. You spouted the same nonsense about Favre, Jackson and Webb as well. Each and every one of them was to be your savior, riding off into the sunset on their Golden Unicorns, pulling wagon loads of Lombardis.

    We went through the same kind of nonsense with you people about Head Coaches. Childress was to be your mad scientist genius, destined for Canton. When that didn’t work, and they hired Frazier, you all said “Childress was too demanding! Les is a player’s coach and that’s what these guys need to succeed!” A couple of years later, when your “player’s coach” got shown the door, you all said “Good riddance to this namby-pamby! This isn’t Pop Warner! We need a real coach to instill some discipline!” The Zimmer hire really set your little worlds ablaze because “he’s old school, blah blah blah.”

    Everything you’ve said about Teddy AND Zimmer, is the same old hogwash we heard about the aforementioned cast of rejects.

  72. …and the cycle has already begun anew. Check out any of the forums dedicated to the purple people and you’ll see they’re already fighting about whose fault it is that Teddy has such pedestrian numbers.

    The thing that makes this particular cycle extra special is that instead of just a Bridgewater camp and a Zimmer camp, like there was a Frazier camp and a Ponder camp fighting it out, this cycle has a receivers camp as well. This third camp means there are several combinations for laying the blame.

    And when you succeed in running Teddy and Zimmer out of town, we’ll hear the same old nonsense about your next saviors.

  73. Diggs is a good player, not sure I am ready to vote him into the pro bowl after 2 games but that is standard operating procedure for a fan base that has precious little to get excited about.

    I’m not sure Diggs is even the best receiver on his own team but I do know that their highest paid WR is one of their most ineffective. The best thing about Diggs is that he doesn’t beat 4 year old children, so he has that going for him.

  74. I just read about the Vikings “donut club.” It’s so sweet!

    No wonder the Vikings always look so slow on the field. Lethargic. All they’re doing is eating donuts and sucking.

  75. Teddy’s numbers are from being a “Team Player”
    which he is.
    Those Packer comments fail to mention the fact the Vikings are rebuilding and the facts are,
    2013 power ratings had Minnesota 24th,
    Last year 16th, this year 10th and climbing.
    Your time playing King of the hill is just about over.
    get ready to be knocked off. Vikings are also 2nd in the League on Points allowed this year, since you loke flaunting stats. packers are getting old and like Eddie
    “Lazy”. Vikings are getting younger, and better.

  76. lambeaudungbarn says:
    Oct 21, 2015 3:32 PM

    Teddy’s numbers are from being a “Team Player”
    which he is.
    Those Packer comments fail to mention the fact the Vikings are rebuilding and the facts are,
    2013 power ratings had Minnesota 24th,
    Last year 16th, this year 10th and climbing.
    Your time playing King of the hill is just about over.
    get ready to be knocked off. Vikings are also 2nd in the League on Points allowed this year, since you loke flaunting stats. packers are getting old and like Eddie
    “Lazy”. Vikings are getting younger, and better.
    ==================================
    Is throwing more INT’s than TD’s part of being a team player.

    I guess all of the other QB’s with more than 3 TD’s aren’t being team players.

    Aaron Rodgers is not a team player. The Packers average 1 more rushing yard per game than the Vikings, but by throwing 15 TD’s Aaron Rodgers is not a team player.

    Same with Matt Ryan, Russell Wilson and others.

    The Bengals rush for 4 yards less per game than the Vikings, but Andy Dalton, also not a team player, has selfishly thrown 14 TD’s.

    We hear about the Vikings’ rebirth every year. It gets old.

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