Backup QB Tarvaris Jackson says he's ready to step in, if needed, for Vikings

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Should Brett Favre sit for the first time in 18 years Sunday when the Vikings travel to New England, Tarvaris Jackson says he provides a different element to the offense.

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"I'm thinking we took our shot, we backed up 10 yards, we take it up to the 38, see if he was going to call time out," Childress said. "I said I'm going to let it go off the clock.... Could I have been more aggressive? Yeah, I could have done a better job with that."

...you can't even spell the word...let alone know the definition...but hey...i bet you do real well in practice...idiot...GO VIKES!!!
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If they let Farve play chilly should be fired!(Hello) Bret is the #2 reason the vikes are 2-4,# 1 goes the vikes clown they call a head coach!Chilly needs to grow apair when tj went 0-2 that year he got yoked. Brett to put it plainly has played like a bad rookie,he should've been benched weeks ago.You knows its bad when you keep a old, limping , inept,turn over machine, game losing qb.THAT really shows how much confidence in TJ,THAT A COACH would opt to lose than start him...This coach is the worst in the nfl period!!!

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"I'm thinking we took our shot, we backed up 10 yards, we take it up to the 38, see if he was going to call time out," Childress said. "I said I'm going to let it go off the clock.... Could I have been more aggressive? Yeah, I could have done a better job with that."
...you can't even spell the word...let alone know the definition...but hey...i bet you do real well in practice...idiot...GO VIKES!!!
Chilldo really should not be a NFL coach. After seeing footage of him in Afganistan visiting with troops, and the surprise visit from his son, I do respect him as a man but...

Time and again we have seen him not so much fold in the face of adversity, but rather be almost blissfully unaware of the situation in the game.

Somewhere out there is a job he could do well, I'm sure, but NFL coach ain't it.

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Chilldo really should not be a NFL coach. After seeing footage of him in Afganistan visiting with troops, and the surprise visit from his son, I do respect him as a man but...
Time and again we have seen him not so much fold in the face of adversity, but rather be almost blissfully unaware of the situation in the game.
Somewhere out there is a job he could do well, I'm sure, but NFL coach ain't it.
...agreed Eric...i watched his interview with Bob Costas too and i do respect him very much as a father...it was also refreshing to see him with his son. anybody who has had/is or may have to endure their sons/daughters , doing what a lot of your fellow Americans are doing and others from around the globe...they have my respect and support...regardless of why they are asked to do what they do...i am greatful for it and for being able to do what we do ( baseball, football, hockey etc.)...but, as a coach, i have never felt that he was a good fit for the VIKES...maybe somewhere else...i don't know, but not with Minne. for now...it is what it is...i sure hope it changes...lastly...one thing i do believe...this is far from over...the VIKES are going to playoffs and they will make a lot of noise...GO VIKES!!!

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Jackson said he feels "very confident" in practices with ball control and defensive recognition...

...playing catch with KLINK, does not constitute ball control and defensive recognition...GO VIKES!!!

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<quoted text>...agreed Eric...i watched his interview with Bob Costas too and i do respect him very much as a father...it was also refreshing to see him with his son. anybody who has had/is or may have to endure their sons/daughters , doing what a lot of your fellow Americans are doing and others from around the globe...they have my respect and support...regardless of why they are asked to do what they do...i am greatful for it and for being able to do what we do ( baseball, football, hockey etc.)...but, as a coach, i have never felt that he was a good fit for the VIKES...maybe somewhere else...i don't know, but not with Minne. for now...it is what it is...i sure hope it changes...lastly...one thing i do believe...this is far from over...the VIKES are going to playoffs and they will make a lot of noise...GO VIKES!!!
That was a very good, uplifting story that NBC put out there. VERY refreshing to see something that positive being shown, as opposed to say, the story of a gold digging bimbo exploiting Brett Farve for (Millions?) of dollars two years after he may have sent pics of John Thomas to her. Brett was dumb for messing around with her- but my God, is this so very newsworthy?

I might suggest Chillster would make a good team shrink-

You have an optimistic attitude, I can see you are a long time Vike fan, lol. Hey, it's possible! The NFC is pretty schitzophrenic these days... I'm sticking with the Vikes no matter what- even in the spoiler role, the rivalry games would be fun.
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I think Bradley is really afraid to play Tavaris....Touted as the next Montana but right now with Brett ailing, Childress is probably having nightmares about jump tosses to good defenses and the Dome once again not being able to fill seats...inspite of Moss (is it me or do others detect that Randy seesm to be already disgruntled about being on a team with no quick answers, emotional drive, or agressive personnel to win?....like Mckinnie). Childress is also concerned about exposing his stubborness and stupid mistakes (and therein proving the media and fans correct) and that with TJ as a QB, Bradley finally realizes his project is not that good.
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T-Jack is ready? Finally after 5 years and starting Jackson thinks he is ready. Honestly I am thinking of having a shirt printed with, "Hit the road T-jack and take Chilly with you". Every defense in the league will simply make T-Jack beat them with his arm by putting eight in the box and that will also limit Peterson. With the defense not getting to quarterbacks that is going to also make things look bleak for this teams playoff future this year. And if, by playing T-Jack, some may think it will raise his trade stock. Rosenfels out played Jackson again this year in the preseason and was traded to the Giants with Reynaud for a undisclosed 2011 pick and a conditional 2012. Maybe we could send Jackson to acting school, so he can act like a winning quarterback, maybe we could dress him in number 4 garb. At this point I would rather see Joe Webb, maybe the Calgary Stampeders are interested in Jackson?
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How about reacquiring Culpepper?...anything but Jackson.

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That was a very good, uplifting story that NBC put out there. VERY refreshing to see something that positive being shown, as opposed to say, the story of a gold digging bimbo exploiting Brett Farve for (Millions?) of dollars two years after he may have sent pics of John Thomas to her. Brett was dumb for messing around with her- but my God, is this so very newsworthy?
I might suggest Chillster would make a good team shrink-
You have an optimistic attitude, I can see you are a long time Vike fan, lol. Hey, it's possible! The NFC is pretty schitzophrenic these days... I'm sticking with the Vikes no matter what- even in the spoiler role, the rivalry games would be fun.
...ain't that the truth...yes i am optomistic (o.k. i'll go with nuts...w*t*f*...save the Pecker fans the trouble of posting...hahaha)...but, as long as i have followed football and been an NFL fan (which wasn't yesterday)...it has always been the VIKES...despite the hard times...i cannot and will not abandon the ship...i might jump off the bandwagon sometimes, as far as personnel goes...but never the team...we are who we are...keep the faith bro...GO VIKES!!!
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Guys, these are some of the best posts ever on this web site. This is a sick (mentally) head coach: He is a psychotic, in that he is afraid to start his helicopter spin wonder boy who can't read defenses, progressions and grasp the game (this is why he takes off and runs - he *quits* on the 'thinking' part of the game, which is 99% of the game), yet he refuses to give him up (trades Rosenfels and keeps Jokeson - that's a good one...). Childress is a politicking cretin. No, Jackson won't win, but the best thing is to start him - many fans simply refuse to recall just how useless he is, and apparently need a stark reminder - fine, idiots. Consider yourselves reminded when he takes the field. Lose with Jokeson, then fire (FINALLY) the moron coach and hire a real NFL head coach (who can draft or acquire a solid qb in free agency)- that's the best way for this misery known as the Minnesota Vikings to play out. Then rebuild. Charlie H above, absolutely correct on how teams play Jokeman and the Vikes, but the imbecile head coach (the one Sports Nation named the worst in the NFL) put himself in this position. His first year he passed on Brees, who sat out on the market for 3 full months. Moron said he couldn't see how Bress was an 'upgrade at the position'- smart, eh? Warner also. McNabb. Schaub. Our quarterbacks were/are so incredibly, stunningly good, none of those guys would be an upgrade. Smart coach. Smart imbecile. Put everything behind an injured 41 year old who didn't want to play in the first place and keep a joke for a backup, knowing that if the old man gets hurt, the season is over. BRILLIANT.

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cnruf wrote:
How about reacquiring Culpepper?...anything but Jackson.
...watched him on tv a few weeks ago (UFL...Sacramento...i think)...nothing has changed...still can't read a defense if his life depended on it and he's not as fleet of foot as he used to be...as much as i'm not keen on TJ...i would go with him over coldpecker...GO VIKES!!!
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Start Joe Webb! Pray Bret Farve can heal up before the end of the year. Hopefully, we will be close enough to make a run. Do not blame Bret Farve. Blame the coach and ownership. Both have been messes, since Bud Grant left and that owner.
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even if Favre was healthy I say give TJ a chance . favre has been horrible and with TJ playing the Vikes are 3-3 if not 4-3....watching an ex packer struggle as much as he has been is a joke. TJ has played 17 games I think look at his last 6-8 games and it shows he has improved. Vick would be an awesome choice next year and should have been the Vikes choice over Favre.....
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<quoted text>...watched him on tv a few weeks ago (UFL...Sacramento...i think)...nothing has changed...still can't read a defense if his life depended on it and he's not as fleet of foot as he used to be...as much as i'm not keen on TJ...i would go with him over coldpecker...GO VIKES!!!
Thanks for the insight. You gentlemen up there in Canada know more than I do about your home league. I was just going off a Denny Green interview of late...suppose nothing has changed with him as well. Fact is Childress is NOT maximizing the talent on this team (like Dallas) and I for one am tired of seeing his clueless and dorf face on the sidelines of a football team that had a tradition of physical toughness. I posted that Rosenfells would be the answer before he was traded...but we know how that turned out. I truly hope the Wilf's read these comments. Right now Packers, Bears, and Vikings are not consistent even though I give the long term advantage to the Vikings if they get a coach who can truly motivate.

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Thanks for the insight. You gentlemen up there in Canada know more than I do about your home league. I was just going off a Denny Green interview of late...suppose nothing has changed with him as well. Fact is Childress is NOT maximizing the talent on this team (like Dallas) and I for one am tired of seeing his clueless and dorf face on the sidelines of a football team that had a tradition of physical toughness. I posted that Rosenfells would be the answer before he was traded...but we know how that turned out. I truly hope the Wilf's read these comments. Right now Packers, Bears, and Vikings are not consistent even though I give the long term advantage to the Vikings if they get a coach who can truly motivate.
... spot on...most fans screamed for KLINK to keep Sage...just in case...but no...he had to do it his way...here's what i would do if i was ZYGI (as well as blowing a crap load of my money on women...lol)...talk to the players...ask for input about the current regime...tell them you are thinking about going in another direction...my call would be Gruden...he knows how to deal with BF and because he is a no crap coach, he might just be able to light a fire under them. the downside to Gruden...he wants every QB available...but then again...that might not be a bad thing. the other option...Mooch...he knows the wc syatem and both have worked with BF...as others have noted...with the talent the VIKES have...they should not be sitting at 2-4...GO VIKES!!!
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who the hell hired childress as the viking coach. he couldn't lead the lady's aid society in church!! this team is getting what it deserves--nothing. quit with time left on the clock and moss and harvin in the fold plus peterson? is this team ever going to hire a winning coach? and there hasn't been a quarterback here for a lifetime that wasn't drawing social security or who had n.f.l. qualifications. i wouldn't be surprised to see them bring tarkenton back!!!
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Tarvaris against New England, huh? Uh, boy. This is what happens when you have a head coach who's ego is so huge he can't admit his mistakes. This team went through this before with Dennis Green, and this, like that, will not end well.
Childress is to blame for this entire mess, PERIOD. If he had chosen to go after an established QB back in 2006, he could have landed Drew Brees. Instead, we've gotten a failed experiment with Jackson, a long line of career backup or second rate QBs in Bollinger, Holcomb, Booty, Rosenfels, Frerotte (who actually outplayed Jackson) and an aging legend who's looking far past his prime. Jackson had already been handed the starting job about four times, and couldn't keep it. He lost the job to Frerotte and probably wouldn't have beaten out Rosenfels if Favre had retired before last year.
It's ridiculous and it's time to end this garbage. The veterans on this team (Pat and Kevin Williams, Henderson, Winfield, Kleinsasser, Hutchinson, Peterson) deserve better than this circus. Please Zygi, fire Childress and hire Frazier to take his place.
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tyrell was terrible in this game...notice that we have faced other good passing offenses this year and done just fine, yet this game we get scorched through the air. some of the blame can go to Chris cook, but at least one of the big plays against him he had good coverage and the receiver just made a great catch...also tyrell was not there giving him any over the top help. i saw many plays, just like last year, where tyrell was a least a second behind which, in the NFL is an eternity.
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i am confident in Tavi...i know no one else is.

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