Huge shoes to fill for Minnesota Viki...

Huge shoes to fill for Minnesota Vikings' Ellis Wyms, Fred Evans

There are 36 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Dec 2, 2008, titled Huge shoes to fill for Minnesota Vikings' Ellis Wyms, Fred Evans. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Ellis Wyms knows the challenge ahead of him and the rest of the Vikings' defense, but he's confident the unit can overcome the loss of Pro Bowl defensive tackles Pat Williams and Kevin Williams.

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kdogg

United States

#22 Dec 3, 2008
Mark wrote:
If the lawyers can't save us, then the backups must step it up. Possibly use Robison for one of the inside spots on obvious passing situations. Don't let it go; we've clubbed our way to first place and we must fight to stay there. Skol Vikings.
Think it will be Evans and Wyms. Someone had mentioned that Robison is hurt. Also, he weighs around 260. Evans and Wyms are perty beefy. Not Williams' beefy, but closer to the 300s.
Waders

Tucson, AZ

#23 Dec 3, 2008
It's Cedric Griffin I'm worried about, not a shorter 'wall'.
Waders

Tucson, AZ

#24 Dec 3, 2008
I would like to see Guion in the mix. See how he does. Sometimes, guys got something to prove and play like a crazed person. This would be a good time for this.
kdogg

United States

#25 Dec 3, 2008
Guion has relatively no NFL experience. If the game got out of hand, I would put him in to see what he could do. Anybody know if Grigsby is worth a nickel? I would hope that Evans and Wyms could step in a play decent, but who knows. Not very deep at DT! Maybe get on the bat phone and call John Randle!
Clancy

AOL

#26 Dec 3, 2008
linokid wrote:
<quoted text>Us Bear Fans have seen those "losers" win a super bowl, how many superbowls have the queens won? Wish I knew ya so I could earn a little money cause I'm sure you would put your little money where your fat
mouth is. Bears will win the division, by the way point at Sundays game but how we forget the first meeting.
Confucius say: "When mouth is open, mind is closed."
Johnny Utah

Hackensack, NJ

#27 Dec 3, 2008
Us Bear Fans have seen those "losers" win a super bowl, how many superbowls have the queens won? Wish I knew ya so I could earn a little money cause I'm sure you would put your little money where your fat
mouth is. Bears will win the division, by the way point at Sundays game but how we forget the first meeting.

Everybody always lives in the past. What have you done for me lately? 48-41 isn't exactly a beat down...4 ints (and 2 muffed punts) which turned directly into 14 pts and the mighty bears still struggled to put us away. You need to learn how to step on a teams throat like we did to you on Sunday Night. I don't care what the pundits say, the only team that might now beat us that wouldn't have before is Atlanta. NY is going to play maybe a half of football in week 17, and their offense is getting more ordinary by the hour without plexiglass. Nobody is scared of Amani Toomer. Detroit..? ummm no. Arizona only passes the ball, nobody is scared of Edge anymore and Hightower only gets 10 touches per game. We can still run over them with AP & company. If the backups don't absolutely blow...we'll be okay.
rwk35564

Devils Lake, ND

#28 Dec 3, 2008
i think the backups will do fine and the vikes go 4-0 or 3-1 the one mosl likely to lose is against the cards but the falcons wont win in the dome.
kdogg

United States

#29 Dec 3, 2008
rwk35564 wrote:
i think the backups will do fine and the vikes go 4-0 or 3-1 the one mosl likely to lose is against the cards but the falcons wont win in the dome.
I think that is what was said in 1998 when the Falcons won in the dome...
Chad

United States

#30 Dec 3, 2008
With the williams out it will be a easier to take the losing and another year with no playoffs.I wouldnt gurantee the the Vikes making it wit hthem I see them going 2-2 the rest and da bears going 3-1... better them then the cheddar
Wait

Saint Paul, MN

#31 Dec 3, 2008
the williams wrecking crew is appealing, so lets wait, if the suspensions hold up, we have a lot of great players to FILL in the gap for awhile.
The end of the season, GUYS WANT TO PROVE THEMSELVES FOR NEXT YEAR!
Doug

Saint Paul, MN

#33 Dec 3, 2008
Steve Hettinger wrote:
I cant believe some of you actually think the Vikings are still going to make the playoffs after losing the "Williams Wall".
The WALL is CRUMBLING
bulldogdutch

Schaumburg, IL

#34 Dec 3, 2008
WE have Evans FSU' GUION and Syms t osteep up and I am sure they are motivated. We can still win out. We can lock up our division.

Since: Oct 08

Ankeny, IA

#35 Dec 3, 2008
Listen up, you **** bears and packer morons, this is the way things are:

The Bears are unlikely to win a tiebreaker with the Vikings as long as Minnesota defeats Detroit this weekend.(The best the Bears could hope for is winning the No. 5 tiebreaker, strength of victory, which can't be determined until the regular season is complete.)

As a result, the Bears almost certainly would need four victories to finish 10-6 and win the division outright over a 9-7 Vikings team. Will the Bears, who haven't won more than two consecutive games since 2006, suddenly grab four straight?

The Packers, meanwhile, need four victories to get to 9-7.(One would have to come against Chicago on Dec. 22, thus eliminating the possibility of a practical three-way tie.) Green Bay would win the title in that scenario because of a better division record. But can the Packers, who have lost seven of their past 10 games, reel off four in a row?

So, in summary, the Vikings very likely can win the NFC North with victories in two of their final four games, with one of them coming against the hapless Lions. It's by no means a slam dunk, but not nearly as insurmountable as it might have appeared in the initial emotion of the NFL's ruling.
linokid

Minneapolis, MN

#36 Dec 4, 2008
IAVikeFan wrote:
Listen up, you **** bears and packer morons, this is the way things are:
The Bears are unlikely to win a tiebreaker with the Vikings as long as Minnesota defeats Detroit this weekend.(The best the Bears could hope for is winning the No. 5 tiebreaker, strength of victory, which can't be determined until the regular season is complete.)
As a result, the Bears almost certainly would need four victories to finish 10-6 and win the division outright over a 9-7 Vikings team. Will the Bears, who haven't won more than two consecutive games since 2006, suddenly grab four straight?
The Packers, meanwhile, need four victories to get to 9-7.(One would have to come against Chicago on Dec. 22, thus eliminating the possibility of a practical three-way tie.) Green Bay would win the title in that scenario because of a better division record. But can the Packers, who have lost seven of their past 10 games, reel off four in a row?
So, in summary, the Vikings very likely can win the NFC North with victories in two of their final four games, with one of them coming against the hapless Lions. It's by no means a slam dunk, but not nearly as insurmountable as it might have appeared in the initial emotion of the NFL's ruling.
Keep your day job jimmy the geek.
linokid

Minneapolis, MN

#37 Dec 4, 2008
damn dopers no wonder we couldnt get in from the 1 on 4 tries, sending our mortal warriors to do battle with drug crazed, hyped up cheaters.
bulldogdutch

United States

#38 Dec 4, 2008
YOur beers called them waterboy pills and the rest is well a bear bashing game.

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