Final exhibition game holds key for V...

Final exhibition game holds key for Vikings on the roster bubble

There are 79 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 1, 2010, titled Final exhibition game holds key for Vikings on the roster bubble. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

This time of year, even established veterans might perspire a little. The NFL roster reduction from 75 to 53 players is two days away, and no equation seems easy for the Vikings after numerous injuries.

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Whatever

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Sep 1, 2010
I see another trade coming...

Arizona is shopping right guard Reggie Wells. 6'4", 318 pounds.

Scouting report:

"Mobile and athletic. Pulls well in the running game. Has done a nice job working on his overall fundamentals to become a well-rounded O-lineman. Fairly durable. Versatile. Has average size for the NFL offensive line, although he makes up for it with strength and agility."

Add to that the fact they are looking to dump Leinart, with only two rookies behind new starter Derek Anderson. O-line depth is an issue, and with Sullivan out for the time being and Herrera moved to center, it would sure make sense to put a 7 year veteran at RG instead of the rookie Chrsi DeGeare.

Could the Vikes be looking to trade Sagevaris Jacksonfels for Reggie Wells?

That's your scoop for the day. I need to go fire up the grill now.

Clancy

AOL

#2 Sep 1, 2010
Coming from an arm chair , fan, coach, expert? My opinion is that there shouldn't be a problem at QB. I would put veteran experience at the number two QB position, By all means, keep Joe Webb at number three. He could also fill in as WR or RB. I don't think that TJ should be the number two QB. I think it has been five years of projecting and developing. I'm wrong a lot more times than right, but in my opinion, which is worth about two cents, If any player hasn't developed in five years, I don't think there is much of a chance.
There, that's my two vents worth.
Lito

Victorville, CA

#3 Sep 1, 2010
My wish is for #1: a humongous offensive lineman, #2: a deep threat wideout like Randy Moss, #3 another cornerback- then Super Bowl is attainable.
TC Florida

Frisco, TX

#4 Sep 1, 2010
Rosenfels really should be #2 and Web #3, but the Vikings foolishly signed TJack for too much money in the off-season. TJack has proven not to be much of a NFL QB. Rosenfels may never be more than a able back up but Webb has potential. Can they keep Webb on a taxi-squad? Not sure of the rules there.
Who Dat Charlie

United States

#5 Sep 1, 2010
Geez season starts in 7 days and you are still trying to figure out your backuo QB. Stick a fork in the Vikes....they are done.

WHO DAT
TWO DAT
Whatever

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Sep 1, 2010
TC Florida wrote:
Rosenfels really should be #2 and Web #3, but the Vikings foolishly signed TJack for too much money in the off-season. TJack has proven not to be much of a NFL QB. Rosenfels may never be more than a able back up but Webb has potential. Can they keep Webb on a taxi-squad? Not sure of the rules there.
What are you talking about?

He's on a one year deal for 1.1 million dollars. Far less than what Sage is getting.

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/...
JimisRite

Chippewa Falls, WI

#7 Sep 1, 2010
Who Dat Charlie wrote:
Geez season starts in 7 days and you are still trying to figure out your backuo QB. Stick a fork in the Vikes....they are done.
WHO DAT
TWO DAT
backup?... they're still trying to figure out their starter ... BWAAAAAHAAAAAHAAAAA
Big D

Everett, WA

#8 Sep 1, 2010
Webb will never make it through waivers to the practice squad. Time to cut ties with TJack. Maybe the Cards would consider trading Reggie Wells. The Cardinals are in a serious need for a starter at QB. Looks like Derek Anderson might get the start at the beginning of the season.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#9 Sep 1, 2010
I heard Favre's holding a news conference at 3 tomorrow ... he's gonna retire again
Mark

Germantown, MD

#10 Sep 1, 2010
Big D wrote:
Webb will never make it through waivers to the practice squad. Time to cut ties with TJack. Maybe the Cards would consider trading Reggie Wells. The Cardinals are in a serious need for a starter at QB. Looks like Derek Anderson might get the start at the beginning of the season.
Anderson will be their starter. We should trade TJ for Leinhart, trade Sage for a lineman or cornerback, and keep Webb in the third place. If there's nothing doing by way of a trade, we should fire our kick returner and designate Webb as the first kick-returning reserve QB since Joe Theisman. Agreed: Do NOT try to sneak Webb through waivers he'll be gone in 60 New York nanoseconds. Skol Vikings.
red bull

United States

#11 Sep 1, 2010
Give Jackson his walking papers.....has done nothing and will do nothing in the future. Sage has been a winner and deserves the #2 spot.
jeb

Saratoga, CA

#12 Sep 1, 2010
TC Florida wrote:
Rosenfels really should be #2 and Web #3, but the Vikings foolishly signed TJack for too much money in the off-season. TJack has proven not to be much of a NFL QB. Rosenfels may never be more than a able back up but Webb has potential. Can they keep Webb on a taxi-squad? Not sure of the rules there.
you are wrong there, i am afraid to say. part of the reason that sage is probably the one to get cut or traded is his salary. he is owed about 2.5 million from the contract he signed last year while tarvaris is in the final year of his contract and is only going to make about 550k i believe. webb has to be a sure in to make the team otherwise he will surely be lost on the waiver wire and will not be there for a practice squad. that is the process...waive a player, hope they clear waivers and then put them on the practice squad.
Tippy

AOL

#13 Sep 1, 2010
I moved to the west coast from Minnesota and I am familiar with the 49er's and the Raiders. The 49er's drafter 2 offensive linemen this year in the 1st round and have a stockpile of them. Alex Boone a rookie tackle from Ohio State last year made the 49er's practice squad last year and the word is that he has lost 40 pounds down from 340 to 300 pounds and is quicker and stronger this year too. He might be a great pickup for us to protect Brett Farve from his blind side which McKinney has not been up to par in stopping the speed rushers. I would hate to see Farve get blidsided and injured because of mcKinney letting a Julius Peppers knock him out. I think the 49er's are going to try to slide him onto their practice squad this week. Please select the midwestern guy off their practice squad! I know he would be happy to be a Viking!! I have heard really great things about him this year and he could probably replace McKinney in the future.
ezg357d

AOL

#14 Sep 1, 2010
jeb wrote:
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you are wrong there, i am afraid to say. part of the reason that sage is probably the one to get cut or traded is his salary. he is owed about 2.5 million from the contract he signed last year while tarvaris is in the final year of his contract and is only going to make about 550k i believe. webb has to be a sure in to make the team otherwise he will surely be lost on the waiver wire and will not be there for a practice squad. that is the process...waive a player, hope they clear waivers and then put them on the practice squad.
You are right about a player having to clear waivers frist & if no one picks him up he goes to the practice squad The thing is If the VIKES trade Sage because of his 2.5 mill contract Webb moves to 3rd QB, Now if Favre goes down because of his ankle Jackson is now the starter O'Boy & Webb is now the second QB, Webb isnt ready as good as he has looked in preseason He knows maybe 15 plays out of the playbook. Now say Jackson gets hurt like he did in 2008 Webb sure Cant Start The VIKES have no choice But to pay Sage his 2.5 mill Becouse Webb just i snt Ready for the roll yet. The VIKES would hate to lose Webb to waivers so the VIKES mite sacrifice some other position that they are thick at in order to keep Webb on the roster.>>> GO VIKINGS
Whatever

Las Vegas, NV

#15 Sep 1, 2010
I think everybody is overestimating Sage's value.

Does anyone here REALLY think that without Favre the Vikes can make a Super Bowl run? I sure don't.

Sage is no more mobile than Favre, and he's not nearly as decisive. Now, imagine how he would have fared against the Saints defense in that playoff game.

Jackson on the other hand is a very good runner, but not a consistent passer.

In either case, if Favre goes down, the season is lost. Take that to the bank.
jeb

Saratoga, CA

#16 Sep 1, 2010
ezg357d wrote:
<quoted text>You are right about a player having to clear waivers frist & if no one picks him up he goes to the practice squad The thing is If the VIKES trade Sage because of his 2.5 mill contract Webb moves to 3rd QB, Now if Favre goes down because of his ankle Jackson is now the starter O'Boy & Webb is now the second QB, Webb isnt ready as good as he has looked in preseason He knows maybe 15 plays out of the playbook. Now say Jackson gets hurt like he did in 2008 Webb sure Cant Start The VIKES have no choice But to pay Sage his 2.5 mill Becouse Webb just i snt Ready for the roll yet. The VIKES would hate to lose Webb to waivers so the VIKES mite sacrifice some other position that they are thick at in order to keep Webb on the roster.>>> GO VIKINGS
have you taken a look at some of the #3qbs in the NFL? any team has to throw their #3 out there and they are in trouble. also, if favre goes down with an ankle/any injury that is at all serious, i imagine we would probably try to trade/pick up another QB for the reason that you stated.
jeb

Saratoga, CA

#17 Sep 1, 2010
Whatever wrote:
I think everybody is overestimating Sage's value.
Does anyone here REALLY think that without Favre the Vikes can make a Super Bowl run? I sure don't.
Sage is no more mobile than Favre, and he's not nearly as decisive. Now, imagine how he would have fared against the Saints defense in that playoff game.
Jackson on the other hand is a very good runner, but not a consistent passer.
In either case, if Favre goes down, the season is lost. Take that to the bank.
absolutely agree, but he may be at least a little valuable to another team.
Whatever

Las Vegas, NV

#18 Sep 1, 2010
jeb wrote:
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absolutely agree, but he may be at least a little valuable to another team.
That's actually my point.

I say trade either backup QB and get what you can, because the idea that they'll be screwed without them if Favre goes down is just far fetched. Without Favre, they're already screwed, no matter who the backup is.

I might think differently about it with a real offensive line. But with this line, they need a top 5 QB to make it work this year. so not having one of the experienced backups isn't going to make a difference.

Trade away. Trade both Jackson and Sage, I'd be fine with that. Maybe they can get a couple big fat guys with a pulse to block for Favre...
Whatever

Las Vegas, NV

#19 Sep 1, 2010
AFC: Brady, Manning, Rivers

NFC: Brees, Rodgers, ROSENFELS/JACKSON?!?

I can't even type that without laughing at all the fans who say, "They have to keep Sage! What if Favre goes down?"

No Favre + no offensive line = no chance.

ezg357d

AOL

#20 Sep 2, 2010
jeb wrote:
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have you taken a look at some of the #3qbs in the NFL? any team has to throw their #3 out there and they are in trouble. also, if favre goes down with an ankle/any injury that is at all serious, i imagine we would probably try to trade/pick up another QB for the reason that you stated.
Yes I have looked & New England will keep 3 QBs Also the Steelers & Eagles, Seahawks , Denver, To name afew So I am sure the VIKES will also They Will make room on the roster by cutting a player that there thick at & I know Sage may not be worth 2.5 But he knows the west coast offence. I cant see the VIKES bringing in some other QB if Favre happens to go down & Say the Vikes got someone like Garcia to start they would have to pay him more then 2.5 mill that they would pay Sage I just cant see them doing that & this is why the VIKES havnt a choice but to keep Sage. GO VIKINGS

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