HOLY COW, What is happening? FAVRE WILL BE A VIKING

I just posted an article about Favre and the fact that I don’t know what to think….

As soon as I posted it, Access Vikings is saying that it’s confirmed that Favre will sign today and practice this afternoon.

Brett Favre will be a Minnesota Viking!

Source: ACCESS VIKINGS


I don’t know what to believe about Favre

I’ll admit, I’m a little perplexed.

All through the summer I was telling people that I think Favre will hold out. I said I thought he’d try to get out of training camp. When Bus Cook said Favre wasn’t thinking about playing, I didn’t believe him. I was sure that I knew that Favre would play, but that he wouldn’t be on the team during the 2-a-day workouts.

Then, right before training camp, Favre said he was staying retired…. and I believed him.

Then rumors started, stemming from Jay Glazer’s FoxSports article about how players “knew” he was coming, and it was a case of “when”, not “if”. One player even said they knew it would happen right after the Indy preseason game.

And for some reason, I didn’t believe it. Even though I had been predicting it all summer long, I didn’t believe that it was even possible. But now, another article pops up…

Read it HERE

This article says that Favre is talking contracts with the Vikings.

I heard a rumor that says that Favre still has a deposit down on the condo he was looking at in Minnesota.

I have to admit, I’m thoroughly confused about the situation right now. I don’t know if Favre is coming back or not. I was very positive he was a couple months ago, then I was very positive he was NOT for the last 3 weeks…

Now I just don’t know.

Favre Jersey?

I still believe that Favre would improve the team. I think his mere presence would open up the running game, and Vikings fans have NEVER seen Adrian Peterson run when he’s not the #1 focus of opposing defenses. That could be fun to watch.



Vikings Joke (8-18-09)

The Packers Coach, Mike McCarthy, was wheeling his shopping cart across the supermarket parking lot when he noticed an old lady struggling with her shopping cart full of groceries. He stopped and asked, “Can you manage dear?” to which the old lady replied, “NO WAY – you got yourself into this mess, don’t ask me to sort it out!”


Meet the Vikings Girls

Hey Vikings fans!

A couple of weeks ago, as many of you know, I began to try to “take it up a notch” with this blog. I added several new features, such as daily trivia, twice a week jokes, an occasional comic entitled “Coach Chad”, and, not that you’d know what they are, I’ve been preparing two weekly features for when the regular season begins.

I’ve also tried to step up the way that I give you information. Mostly by providing the info that I find the most important to Vikings fans, but also making sure to not only give you the info, but add some of my opinion in there as well… after all, that’s what makes a blog different than a news site, right?

But the most obvious way I’ve tried to improve this Minnesota Vikings blog is by stepping it up visually. The text is obviously the most important stuff, but I also wanted to make the site more visually appealing as well.

That’s where the Vikings girls come in! You’ve been seeing them for the past couple of weeks as they’ve introduced the articles to you, and as they’ve asked you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace. In coming weeks they’ll be even more active in providing you with some entertainment and with trying to draw more Vikings fans into our community.

You may ask… “Jazz, do the Vikings girls really make the Vikings news I’m trying to get any more meaningful?!?”

And I’d say “Nope, but it makes it nicer to look at!”

So now, Vikings fans… I introduce to you, the ever so beautiful Vikings Girls:


You’re kidding me… MORE Favre rumors?

Wow.  Just… wow.

Jay Glazer from FoxSports is reporting that the Brett Favre parade is not quite over.  In fact, he said the vibe at the Vikings training camp is that it’s a matter of “when”… NOT “if”… Favre will be a Viking.

One unnamed Viking actually said “I’m telling you it’s already done.  Right after the Indy game (first preseason game). I don’t think anyone here doesn’t think that.”

Another Viking said, “I don’t know if it’s done, but I think he’ll be in by the third preseason game.”

Maybe Sage shut up the rumors a little bit by playing well against Indy, but if Glazer is right,  it’s already a done deal in Minnesota.

I have to say I’d be shocked to find out this was accurate, though.  My gut reaction is that the media realizes that preseason is generally boring, and they need something to talk about.

But I have to say, after the Indy game, if Favre was to come to the Vikings, it would be Tarvaris Jackson that would be out of a job, not Sage Rosenfels (despite what I said several weeks ago on that topic).




Preseason Week 1 Game Recap

Game Recap

Well, we’re one week into the Preseason. The Vikings beat the Colts 13-3 Friday night. Like I mentioned before, winning and losing doesn’t mean much for the preseason, but we did see some important things.

Vikings vs Colts

SAGE ROSENFELS LOOKED GOOD
He went 10 for 13 for 91 yards. He looked sharp and he looked comfortable. I really like how they had him running plays. He was taking a 3 to 5 step drop and getting rid of the ball quickly. They also mixed in a lot of play action. If they keep up this kind of play calling in the regular season, it would take away some of the pressure on the running game, because opposing teams would have to have more guys back in coverage. I really liked what I saw.

OUR STARTING DEFENSE LOOKED GREAT
Of course the Colts were playing a very vanilla game plan, but in the first series, Jared Allen, Ray Edwards, and Fred Evans all had a sack. Peyton Manning was sacked 3 times. He got off 2 passes, and completed 1 of them for 6 yards.

Actually, the defense looked strong all night. Even the reserves were putting pressure on the quarterback. That was nice to see.

OUR SPECIAL TEAMS LOOKED MUCH MUCH BETTER
This one was very important. Our special teams was awful last year. Against the Colts they looked fast and sharp. That gives me tons of hope.

ALBERT YOUNG LOOKED GREAT
Like I said before, Albert Young is not going to be one of those guys that has break away speed and scores a 90 yard TD (although many would say the same about Chester Taylor, and he has a 95 yard TD in his stats), but he’s a good solid runner. Friday night he played great. He was patient and waited for the holes, and as soon as they open he bolted through. He averaged over 4 yards a carry. I think he’s going to make the team, and I think he’s going to contribute as much as a 3rd stringer can. I have to assume he would’ve ran even better if he would’ve had the first stringers blocking for him.

THE FIRST YEAR LINEMEN LOOKED GOOD
First year starting center John Sullivan and rookie right tackle Phil Loadholt played some extra time even after the other starters sat down. Sullivan looked like he’s going to do just fine this year. Loadholt made a couple rookie mistakes, causing Tarvaris Jackson to have to run for his life a time or two, and he had one really bad false start, but I chalk those up to first game jitters. When he was on this game, there’s no way anyone was going to get around him. He’s a LARGE man, and he moves very well.

Other notes….

Tarvaris Jackson did not look good. At all. However, to be fair to him, Sage had a better line and a MUCH better supporting cast around him. Tarvaris spent some time being chased by defenders, and he had receivers that weren’t as experienced. Sage looked much much better, but I’ll reserve my final judgement until next Friday when I see how Tarvaris plays with the starters, and how Sage fairs with the backups.

Percy Harvin didn’t play at all. He had dinged his shoulder up a bit on Wednesday, and the Vikings decided to err on the side of caution. I think that’s just fine.

Bernard Berrian left on a cart, but Coach Childress acted at half time like it wasn’t as serious as it looks. I still haven’t found out the extent of the injury. Hopefully he’ll be fine.

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