Shooter Now: Minnesota Vikings needed...

Shooter Now: Minnesota Vikings needed bye to get healthy

There are 40 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 4, 2010, titled Shooter Now: Minnesota Vikings needed bye to get healthy. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

If ever an NFL team needed a week off, as the Vikings earned with their 44-7 victory over the Giants on Sunday, it's Minnesota.

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Elvis Aaron Presley

San Francisco, CA

#1 Jan 4, 2010
wow 2 players. you are right chuck if any team absolutely needs this bye its the vikings.

Then again considering both those players played against the Giants you are dead wrong again pea shooter, i'm sure there are other teams who would need this bye more than the vikings.
TheMaster

United States

#2 Jan 4, 2010
More speculation without any facts = another column by the Bull Shooter.
Eddie Vedder

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jan 4, 2010
Harvin's missed several games. Hutch was slow getting up multiple times in yesterday's game. Winfield has missed several games. Peterson has been hampered (or else he just sucks)...I'll go with hampered. Loadholt and McKinnie were both shook up at Arizona. Pat Williams has missed time in December. They have a 40 year old quarterback.

What was your point again?
Elvis Aaron Presley

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jan 4, 2010
"One guess is the Vikings' playoff game, if it's against Dallas, will be Saturday evening, Jan. 16, in primetime on Fox because of the TV draw of Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre."

The NFL has already announced that Minnesota will play on Sunday, January 17 at noon.
Angry Chair

Pennsauken, NJ

#5 Jan 4, 2010
What team couldn't use a bye week....
Indyfan

Fishers, IN

#8 Jan 4, 2010
Which one is it? Favre likely to return or unlikely if they win the SB. You write out of both sides of your keyboard. Truth is, you don't know jack squat.

Favre will return next year Super Bowl win or not. He's having too much fun to hang up his cleats now.

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jan 4, 2010
you people who make it a point to criticize charlie,just quit reading his column, he has been around more sprots people in his life then you could ever imagine to be
Shoe

Sioux Falls, SD

#10 Jan 4, 2010
If they need to clear up some cap room to give more money to Favre to return next year they can always cut Bryant McKinnie. Pro Bowl or not yesterday I watched him at the game time after time letting the defender past him like he didn't even care. They can also get rid of Ray Edwards who can't seem to make a tackle along with the rest of the defense. As much as Jared Allen gets double teamed you would think Ray should have at least 12 sacks by himself.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#11 Jan 4, 2010
oxboro wrote:
you people who make it a point to criticize charlie,just quit reading his column, he has been around more sprots people in his life then you could ever imagine to be
With Shooter having you in his corner is all the more reason to ridicule him.
Kind of like the kiss of death.
Deek

United States

#12 Jan 4, 2010
Why wouldn't he come back? If he were to leave, it would only because he would want to say he left on a good-note (Best season of his career). Which, if that is how it went down, I could respect that. If he won a Superbowl, I could see him potentially not coming back because a return trip may not be as likely (But once again, could still happen).
The situation where I would feel comfortable putting money on him coming back? Is if he were to make it to the Superbowl, but not be fortunate enough to win.
I would break it down like this
SB win = no
To SB with no win = yes
NFC championship loss = yes
1 & out (depends on the team/game)= questionable.
Bucknasty

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Jan 4, 2010
Most people agreed that Favre would be an upgrade at QB over TJack. He's given 4000 yards, 33tds (7 ints), leadership, and a mindset that they can win any game. Guys on the offense also play hard for him because they know they could end up with the ball. It's like having Magic Johnson as your point guard. I'd say Favre is worth his weight in gold, and is the main reason this team is on the cusp of doing something special. Kudos for the Viking and Childress for picking him up.
Lito

Palmdale, CA

#14 Jan 4, 2010
Ray Edwards and the secondary should show up during the playoffs. No injury excuses. No missing link excuses. Dedicate win to the fans and the Vikings organization, as well as to EJ Henderson. Does this team have the desire to win it all? Less interviews please. More of practice, practice, practice, practice, practice and more practice. Smart plays, emotions, physical skills ... they all add up. Good luck!
Shooter

Bettendorf, IA

#15 Jan 4, 2010
Pretty sure the Vikes are playing Jan. 17 at noon. Might want to just pull this article completely, Pi Press.
A I Practice

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Jan 4, 2010
Lito wrote:
Ray Edwards and the secondary should show up during the playoffs. No injury excuses. No missing link excuses. Dedicate win to the fans and the Vikings organization, as well as to EJ Henderson. Does this team have the desire to win it all? Less interviews please. More of practice, practice, practice, practice, practice and more practice. Smart plays, emotions, physical skills ... they all add up. Good luck!

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Since: Jan 09

Zumbrota, MN

#17 Jan 4, 2010
Eddie Vedder wrote:
Harvin's missed several games. Hutch was slow getting up multiple times in yesterday's game. Winfield has missed several games. Peterson has been hampered (or else he just sucks)...I'll go with hampered. Loadholt and McKinnie were both shook up at Arizona. Pat Williams has missed time in December. They have a 40 year old quarterback.
What was your point again?
Although it is tough to quantify, I would guess that the Vikings have had among the fewest injuries in the league. They have hardly used injured reserve and outside of the middle linebacker and Winfield nobody has missed more than a game to my knowledge. Given that they play home games on turf and that they are among the older teams in the NFL, I would say this is a stroke of good fortune.
travrosty

Des Moines, IA

#18 Jan 4, 2010
favre will retire for good if he wins super bowl. because he is concerned about his legacy, as far as winning the big one is concerned. if he would have made it to the super bowl for gb and won a couple years ago, then he would have quit for good too. quitting on a high note is something very few hofers get to do. he will be unanimously known as the greatest qb ever if he wins the super bowl then hangs them up.
Johnny Cade

Chaska, MN

#19 Jan 4, 2010
Stay gold Shooter

Since: Dec 09

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Jan 4, 2010
Harvin needs reps in practice. Pat Williams needs a fortnight to heal the elbow. Winfield needs a couple weeks to gain back another step. Same with Berrian, plus reps with Favre. Favre needs a couple weeks to get fresh. The entire O-Line is banged up: McKinney (shoulder), Hutch (back), Sullivan (knee), Hererra (concussion), and LoadHOLT (shoulder) all will play better with an extra week to heal. Oh, and Adrian Peterson could use about six months for his ankles to heal up, but two weeks may allow him to cut hard right for the first time in a couple months...... The Giants game did show a some nice things. First, even a banged-up Vikings offense can still put up a load of points. Second, Jamarca Sanford is gonna be a big, hard-hitting star at safety. Third, Jasper Brinkley might just survive his trial by fire, but he sure better study hard over the next couple weeks. Otherwise, they should put in Farwell or Onatalu at middle linebacker. Not as big, but they're faster and smarter.
Eddie Vedder

San Francisco, CA

#21 Jan 4, 2010
Flatblade wrote:
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Although it is tough to quantify, I would guess that the Vikings have had among the fewest injuries in the league. They have hardly used injured reserve and outside of the middle linebacker and Winfield nobody has missed more than a game to my knowledge. Given that they play home games on turf and that they are among the older teams in the NFL, I would say this is a stroke of good fortune.
oops your right, am I an idiot or what? DUUHHHHHH

Since: Dec 09

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Jan 4, 2010
The case for Kenny Onatalu as Mike:
1) He's fast and agile. 2) He tackles hard. 3) He's a ball hawk....... In pre-season Onatalu displayed some features that to me make him a better option than Brinkley at middle linebacker, at least for now. Mainly, Brinkley lacks speed, and gets caught out of position a lot. They could compensate by blitzing him, but in that case Onatalu is still a better option because he's much more agile than Brinkley. The one advantage Brinkley has over Onatalu is that when he gets in position he tackles very hard. But Onatalu gets there quicker, which is usually more important to disrupting a play. Also, I think Onatalu has displayed a much better sense of where a play is going. Keith Farwell has some of Onatalu's ball hawking abilities, too. He'd be another option if Brinkley just can't handle it.

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