Loss of Cedric Griffin for the season a major blow to Minnesota Vikings

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Cedric Griffin #23 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on against the Detroit Lions at Mall of America Field on September 26, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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ex favre fan

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Oct 12, 2010
 

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Hated to see the way cedric reacted, he knew it was the ACL,........My son blew both ACLs also,.........he had the same reaction!.........Not fun!........The Packers are all banged up to!.........Thankfully not all season ending injury's!
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Cedric griffin is a shut down corner. And to lose him is a big blow to our defense. You saw the way he played all night up until he got hurt. Pro bowl caliber player when he plays. One of my favorite players on defense and on the vikings for that matter. I mean the jets didn't score a touchdown on us until cedric was not in the lineup. Maybe coincidence? I think not. I guess we'll see you next season cedric...good luck with recovery and come back stronger than ever!

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st.john's, newfoundland

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Oct 13, 2010
 
tough one for sure...like ex said...GB has their share as well, as will other teams in the hunt...good luck CG...get em when you return...GO VIKES!!!

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Anytown, Minnesota........

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as Shooter wrote in his column, I am getting the feeling this frandchise is destined for doom this season. There are just way too many negatives that seem to be working against them this season and with the coach they have I don't see anyway they will be able to come out of it with anything but a POSSIBLE 8-8 season...
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Oct 13, 2010
 
Klink had two weeks to game-plan for the Jets, and what we saw the
first two and a half quarters is what he came up with........ Not having
a plan ready when they were trying to decide on going for two, and
ending up wasting a time-out , was classic Klink.
Frank W

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Oct 13, 2010
 
I hate this for Cedric and for the team. This guy is one of the better cover corners around, and he was improving each year. I hope he can at least stay close to the team and maybe lend some advice to Asher Allen (who is going to be targeted big time on Sunday).

Good luck, Cedric, and we'll see you next year (barring a lockout). Suddenly, I don't like our chances nearly as much on Sunday. Our pass rush needs to step it up bigtime.
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vikes will get champ bailey before the deadline and go 12-4!!!!

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This would be a good time to trade Berrian and get some DB help. The deadline is approaching fast.
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Oct 13, 2010
 
PurpleHaze1 wrote:
tough one for sure...like ex said...GB has their share as well, as will other teams in the hunt...good luck CG...get em when you return...GO VIKES!!!
That was a huge loss for the Vikes, and injuries are part of the game. No team can use injuries as an excuse. Bears didnt last year, Packers havent this year and Im sure the Vikes wont either.
FMC651

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Oct 13, 2010
 
the vikes still can win this division. they win the next 2 and they are 1 up on the packers and can go from there.Good luck recovering Cedric
Frank W

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Oct 13, 2010
 
Now they're going to sign Frank Walker? Oh, Lord No. Walker was the guy that Sidney Rice burned several times last year when he played for Baltimore. I hope he'll be playing zone and not man-to-man.
Joe Harmon

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Oct 13, 2010
 
Right, on Walker - Ravens fans are quick to point out he's known as 4 interference Frank (per game) - one of the absolute worst corners in the NFL. Great. Childress is smart. BTW, Griffin is NOT close to being a shut down corner - he's a little better than average (soft zone corner) - that's it. But still, compared to Allen, etc. decent.
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Oct 13, 2010
 
ex favre fan wrote:
Hated to see the way cedric reacted, he knew it was the ACL,........My son blew both ACLs also,.........he had the same reaction!.........Not fun!........The Packers are all banged up to!.........Thankfully not all season ending injury's!
Holy crap! A civil post from ex that I can actually agree with! First time for everything!

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Ridgecrest, California

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#15
Oct 13, 2010
 
CG is injury prone, going back to Texas days.. Our other guys are actually playing ok.. They just need to tighten up their coverage. Playing a bit too soft. Cook is better. We need him back now.
LZ Bill

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Oct 13, 2010
 
This is his due. For years, this POS has been living off of a fake image of nice guy that cares about others and football. All he cares about though is in his mirror. No one ever speaks of his Vicodin days or numerous interceptions at key times of critical games. What I can say about Brett Favre for certain is.....(and this may be very upsetting for folks in the North to hear but is truth)

-He would have no Super Bowl wins whatsoever if it were not for Desmond Howard-who returned 2 kicks for TD's in only GB Super Bowl win. Farve lost the other

-He is all time leader in fumbles

-His favorite season is NOT football season but rather the off-season where ESPN projects on whether or not he comes back for the umpteenth year.(Side note-I would love to see a graphic cartoon posted by a Minnesota paper where the Favre family is eating breakfast in the kitchen when dad says, "you all think I should come back next year" and his kids have a bubble saying, "I don't care" or "doesnt matter to me Dad" while his wife interjects w/"
who's panties are these I found in your car") He loves the special "Favre" tab he gets by ESPN scroll-this he cannot take his eyes off of.

-The death of his father before a Monday Night Football Game and the breast cancer of his wife (albeit aweful and tragic) actually served as a function for him and his self-inflated image. He used both to his advantage

-As for being a "family man".....Favre's recent "sexting" shows how little he cares for his family and how much he cares about himself only.

-Overblown and overrated QB and even more of a crappy person. Enjoy the downfall Brett....it has been a long time coming!!!!!
VikingGolfer

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Oct 13, 2010
 
I rather have Favre injured then Cedric.. He is a real good corner and losing him will hurt until we get Cris Cook back.. Maybe the season is lost now we will definatly find out this weekend a loss and we are toast..
GO VIKES!!!

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Oct 13, 2010
 
LZ Bill"]This is his due. For years, this **** has been living off of a fake image of nice guy that cares about others and football. All he cares about though is in his mirror. No one ever speaks of his Vicodin days or numerous interceptions at key times of critical games. What I can say about Brett Favre for certain is.....(and this may be very...."
What the f@#& does this have to do with Griffin fool?.?. An Ill-noise idiot saying Favre is an overrated QB? really? I would take Favre over Cutler any day!
Anyway.... The Vikings just signed Frank Walker to replace CG for the season. Pretty good pick up for the Vikings. He's not CG or Cook, but should work out for now. I don't know about Lido tho.. He got lit up and looked a bit haggered against the jets..
Notanostrich

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Oct 13, 2010
 
Sherm wrote:
Klink had two weeks to game-plan for the Jets, and what we saw the
first two and a half quarters is what he came up with........ Not having
a plan ready when they were trying to decide on going for two, and
ending up wasting a time-out , was classic Klink.
My thoughts exactly. Two weeks. No plan. That first play: What the heck was that? Stupid, stupid, stupid to send your QB into the jaws of the linebackers. What, did Childress expect Favre to rumble downfield for 28 yards? Stupid. No plan. No win. It's what we've come to expect from Childress. Hopefully SOMEONE on the team can work to get a more than "serviceable" DB for the rest of the season. Trade Bernie now to someone who sees more than he has for a good DB. I like the Champ Bailey talk. If Wilfi is gonna do it anytime soon, it's gotta be now. Next year we lose a bunch of guys who are the heart of the team and it will be too late.
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#20
Oct 13, 2010
 
I said all along Griffin wouldn't last the season, either due to injury, or his inability to cover. Great tackler, poor cover guy. We have better cover corners who just need to tackle. Besides, with our Pro Bowl safeties, that's all we need. A good cover corner.
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#21
Oct 13, 2010
 
ohhhhhh, this is terrible!!! i feel so bad for ced, he was becoming a complete shut down guy before his left ACL went. he comes back quickly and immediately looks better then ever. in the lions game he was completely effective and in the jets game he was looking as good as cromartie and revis. this kills me, there was a noticeable difference when he went down and asher was out there.

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