Minnesota Vikings gave Cedric Griffin...

Minnesota Vikings gave Cedric Griffin $28.5 million over 5 years

There are 49 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 23, 2009, titled Minnesota Vikings gave Cedric Griffin $28.5 million over 5 years. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Cedric Griffin's new contract is a five-year extension worth $28.5 million, including $10.5 million in guarantees, according to a person close to the situation.

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purplehaze

St. John's, Canada

#21 Mar 23, 2009
Ignorant Fans wrote:
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He's brought us the best team since 2001
...and you can post that comment without laughing...news flash...the team won inspite of him...i suppose if you had a chance to hire belichick.cowher, shanahan, etc. you'd still chose klink?
Gustav

South Saint Paul, MN

#22 Mar 23, 2009
Where is the outrage at this pay? Maybe the AIG bus should drive by Ziggy's house and demand him to stop this nonsense and waste of tax dollars.
Throw Money

AOL

#23 Mar 23, 2009
Fire Childress wrote:
The Vikings continue to throw money at every position except QB. When will Zygi realize that no matter how much money he spends, he will never win a championship without a freakin' quarterback!
Viqueens....what a joke
JBJ

United States

#24 Mar 23, 2009
Signing Ced was a GREAT move. He's young and is also a tackling machine. Just look at the stats guys, (One of the top tackling cb's in the league).... If we can now get a real shutdown corner on the opposite side and move Winfield to Safety, we're looking good.... Also, I feel we don't need a stud QB. I believe if Frerotte would've played against Philly, we may have won that game and had gone farther. It's the missed opportunities, turnovers, or TD's that we throw to the other teams. I'm not a huge fan of Sage, but think we upgraded the position a half notch this year.... We'll be fine with the defense and running game we have in place. I get what Klink is trying to do. DOMINATE on the Defensive side and ball control on the offensive... If you can dictate what the other team does, (Pass) and they can't stop you on the offensive side, you've created the recipe for domination... Guys, we're VERY close...
purplehaze

Canada

#25 Mar 23, 2009
JBJ wrote:
Signing Ced was a GREAT move. He's young and is also a tackling machine. Just look at the stats guys,(One of the top tackling cb's in the league).... If we can now get a real shutdown corner on the opposite side and move Winfield to Safety, we're looking good.... Also, I feel we don't need a stud QB. I believe if Frerotte would've played against Philly, we may have won that game and had gone farther. It's the missed opportunities, turnovers, or TD's that we throw to the other teams. I'm not a huge fan of Sage, but think we upgraded the position a half notch this year.... We'll be fine with the defense and running game we have in place. I get what Klink is trying to do. DOMINATE on the Defensive side and ball control on the offensive... If you can dictate what the other team does,(Pass) and they can't stop you on the offensive side, you've created the recipe for domination... Guys, we're VERY close...
...now , if KLINK could, "GET WHAT HE IS TRYING TO DO": we just might have a chance
tbone

Denver, CO

#26 Mar 23, 2009
Ignorant Fans wrote:
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Big Ben, Eli Manning just to name the two previous super bowl winners. And if you think they are "stud" qbs well your not a football fan.
The one bad thing Childress brought with him was Philly like fans. And they post their don't have a clue that the vikings are a running team all over the comments.
wow Coach Childress aka Ignorant fans decided to join us i am so honored. Well Mr. Ignorant fans I think both Eli and Big Ben have been Pro bowl qbs. How many pro bowl has Sage and TJack have? And its not that i am throwing stones at the qbs but our ignorant coach. who is to blame for our playoff loss. He gave up on the run because AD was hurting even when chester was still going strong at 4yds a carry. They didn't control the clock they panicked and put there defense out there too often, and a defense that was already hurting when Sharper went down. He doesn't utilize tjack, tjack has a strong an accurate arm, but he is constently asked to PA pass or roll out and eliminating his second reciever (you don't throw the ball across the field)their right side of the line gave minimal protection and loosing birk isn't helping things. The vikings failures to sign any offensive players all seem to point at a lack of a solid qb.

Simply put Free agents think our qb situation stinks. The only one who is positive on our qb situation is Childress, and the vikings fans think he is clueless.
Outsidelookingin

Grantsburg, WI

#27 Mar 24, 2009
Pal Osi wrote:
Now is the time for Barney Frank to stand up and support a 90% tax on absorbant athletic pay.
Isn't it funny how Congress gets all nervous and jerky about bonuses they knew about and approved via the porkulous bill, but the ridiculous millions paid to athletes and Hollywood types isn't a big deal? Overpaid athletes are causing me to become a college sports fan. Twins, Vikings, Timberwolves, Wild - phooey!
Whatever

Chambersburg, PA

#28 Mar 24, 2009
Ignorant Fans wrote:
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Big Ben, Eli Manning just to name the two previous super bowl winners. And if you think they are "stud" qbs well your not a football fan.
The one bad thing Childress brought with him was Philly like fans. And they post their don't have a clue that the vikings are a running team all over the comments.
Eli IS overrated. He made one hell of an escape in the SB and his WR made a hell of a catch. That has made his career. He sucks without Plax. Ben on the otherhand, always comes through in the clutch. Sometimes he tends to struggle throughout the game, but when its all on the line, he comes up big. I think that makes him close to a stud if not one already. I'll tell you this; there a more than a few QBs that won the SB that are mediocre. One that I think is the most overrated QB ever has 4 rings. Terry Bradshaw has never put up huge season or career numbers. He always did just enough. He had the Steel Curtain for all 4. He had Franco Harris, Lynn Swann, Stallworth. That team was loaded. Bradshaw was not great. No one can tell me that Bob Griese was great either, on the undefeated Dolphins team. Joe Namath, overrated. He was great because he made a prediction that no one else but the Jets believed, and won. There is a lot more great QBs that didn't win the SB than ones that did. Marino, Tarkenton, Fouts, Moon, Kelly, to name a few. Yeah, most of them got there but isn't the ultimate goal to win it.

Jeff Hostetler won a SB, Doug Williams, Joe Theisman, Jim McMahon, Phil Simms. Everyone of them had something in common. Great defense and great running game.
40for60

Carlton, MN

#29 Mar 24, 2009
Fire Childress wrote:
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Predictable response - some joker ALWAYS brings up the worthless point that Trent Dilfer and Brad Johnson have Super Bowl rings... big deal. The list of stud qbs that have won the big game is FAR more telling than a couple aberrations. My argument is that qb is likely the single-most important position in relation to team success in any sport (and qb's are, in general, paid accordingly). Clueless has too big an ego to share the spotlight (unless it's his worthless pet project T-Joke) and Wilf has sadly failed to realize that he has hitched his wagon to an incompetent loser of a head coach.
You are the same one who predicted gloom and doom for this team last year, and they made the playoffs. You have wanted Childress gone the day after he arrived, but his record has continued to get better every year so you disappear for long periods of time.
I've got my doubts about Childress/TJ myself, but to devote my life to trash anyone seems just a tad over the top.
nontanostrich

De Soto, WI

#30 Mar 24, 2009
die hard wrote:
the man can play the game the way i like it hard hitting.
My son hits hard. Left a bruise on my six-pack the other day he leveled me so hard. He has something Cedcan'tcovermygrandmaGriffin doesn't have - the ability to cover a receiver.

“FIRE CHILLY! FIRE CHILLY! ”

Since: Aug 08

Rensselaer

#31 Mar 24, 2009
purplehaze wrote:
<quoted text>...riiiigggghhhtttt..a nd the one we have now has?
im just saying right now wont do any good because its too late into the offseason. and under brad johnson i think we have made some good moves. like drafting peterson, greenway, jackson(even though i know you dont agree), rice, mccauley, robison, edwards, johnson, and trading or signing allen, berrian, m. williams, and hutchinson.
purplehaze

Canada

#32 Mar 24, 2009
Whatever wrote:
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Eli IS overrated. He made one hell of an escape in the SB and his WR made a hell of a catch. That has made his career. He sucks without Plax. Ben on the otherhand, always comes through in the clutch. Sometimes he tends to struggle throughout the game, but when its all on the line, he comes up big. I think that makes him close to a stud if not one already. I'll tell you this; there a more than a few QBs that won the SB that are mediocre. One that I think is the most overrated QB ever has 4 rings. Terry Bradshaw has never put up huge season or career numbers. He always did just enough. He had the Steel Curtain for all 4. He had Franco Harris, Lynn Swann, Stallworth. That team was loaded. Bradshaw was not great. No one can tell me that Bob Griese was great either, on the undefeated Dolphins team. Joe Namath, overrated. He was great because he made a prediction that no one else but the Jets believed, and won. There is a lot more great QBs that didn't win the SB than ones that did. Marino, Tarkenton, Fouts, Moon, Kelly, to name a few. Yeah, most of them got there but isn't the ultimate goal to win it.
Jeff Hostetler won a SB, Doug Williams, Joe Theisman, Jim McMahon, Phil Simms. Everyone of them had something in common. Great defense and great running game.
...great post what...can't argue with those points...very insightful!
purplehaze

Canada

#33 Mar 24, 2009
Jeebs wrote:
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im just saying right now wont do any good because its too late into the offseason. and under brad johnson i think we have made some good moves. like drafting peterson, greenway, jackson(even though i know you dont agree), rice, mccauley, robison, edwards, johnson, and trading or signing allen, berrian, m. williams, and hutchinson.
...this is very true...my problem with KLINK is that he is one dimensional...no creativity with his offensive scheme whatsoever...everybody in the world knows what he is going to do and he still goes ahead and does it! just once i would like to see a different wrinkle...geez, let KLUWE try and run it on a fake punt or something...i don't care! good coaches ( while having trouble winning early in their tenure), you can see some progress...with KLINK..it's the same old monotonous post game verbal diarreha: week after week, to say nothing for his arrogance!
purplehaze

Canada

#34 Mar 24, 2009
nontanostrich wrote:
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My son hits hard. Left a bruise on my six-pack the other day he leveled me so hard. He has something Cedcan'tcovermygrandmaGriffin doesn't have - the ability to cover a receiver.
...i hope you straightened him out about tackling your suds...geez he gotta be more careful!

“FIRE CHILLY! FIRE CHILLY! ”

Since: Aug 08

Rensselaer

#35 Mar 24, 2009
purplehaze wrote:
<quoted text>...this is very true...my problem with KLINK is that he is one dimensional...no creativity with his offensive scheme whatsoever...everybody in the world knows what he is going to do and he still goes ahead and does it! just once i would like to see a different wrinkle...geez, let KLUWE try and run it on a fake punt or something...i don't care! good coaches ( while having trouble winning early in their tenure), you can see some progress...with KLINK..it's the same old monotonous post game verbal diarreha: week after week, to say nothing for his arrogance!
he does need to come up with more creativity in the offense. i know we run the west coast offense, but we need to quit throwing those short little passes almost every play. it just seems to me like their stacking the box to stop peterson and when we drop back to pass, they just play zone coverage on defense most of the time.
Whatever

Chambersburg, PA

#36 Mar 24, 2009
Thats cuz we don't have any WRs that can create seperation. Again, no physical receivers to shed press or bump and run coverage. I mean, Berrian can get some on the go route but thats really it. Our receivers aren't big. Wade is smallish, Rice is a damn bean pole, and Berrian's kinda on the lean side too. Really, I think thats where the Play Action needs to be more effective. If they are gonna put 8 in the box, you gotta sell the run better. A lot of the defenses aren't buying our PA (which to be honest, I think is lame) and they are easily dropping back in coverage. Just watched NFL Replay last night, Vikings/Bears 2007 (APs 224 game) and I saw Jackson execute a perfect PA. I haven't seen anything close to a replica to that this past season. The RB is always like 3 ft away from the ball when they try to fake the run. How is the D gonna be sold on that?
Ignorant Fans

Saint Cloud, MN

#37 Mar 24, 2009
tbone wrote:
<quoted text> wow Coach Childress aka Ignorant fans decided to join us i am so honored. Well Mr. Ignorant fans I think both Eli and Big Ben have been Pro bowl qbs. How many pro bowl has Sage and TJack have? And its not that i am throwing stones at the qbs but our ignorant coach. who is to blame for our playoff loss. He gave up on the run because AD was hurting even when chester was still going strong at 4yds a carry. They didn't control the clock they panicked and put there defense out there too often, and a defense that was already hurting when Sharper went down. He doesn't utilize tjack, tjack has a strong an accurate arm, but he is constently asked to PA pass or roll out and eliminating his second reciever (you don't throw the ball across the field)their right side of the line gave minimal protection and loosing birk isn't helping things. The vikings failures to sign any offensive players all seem to point at a lack of a solid qb.
Simply put Free agents think our qb situation stinks. The only one who is positive on our qb situation is Childress, and the vikings fans think he is clueless.
My definition of a stud qb is a little different than your pro bowl label. I do agree that he doesn't utilize t-jack correctly, but it was a lot better last year. we just need consistency at the posistion. I think one of our qbs can offer that next year and if they can the vikings will be a hard team to beat.
Free agents go were the money is, plain and simple. We have addressed special teams which was our biggest weakness last year. We still have plenty of free agency and the draft left to address more needs.
nontanostrich

De Soto, WI

#38 Mar 24, 2009
purplehaze wrote:
<quoted text>...i hope you straightened him out about tackling your suds...geez he gotta be more careful!
He got a first warning, alright. After a bruising game, he helped me tackle the six pack. Ain't no can going to roll away from him! Go Vikes!
purplehaze

Canada

#39 Mar 24, 2009
Whatever wrote:
Thats cuz we don't have any WRs that can create seperation. Again, no physical receivers to shed press or bump and run coverage. I mean, Berrian can get some on the go route but thats really it. Our receivers aren't big. Wade is smallish, Rice is a damn bean pole, and Berrian's kinda on the lean side too. Really, I think thats where the Play Action needs to be more effective. If they are gonna put 8 in the box, you gotta sell the run better. A lot of the defenses aren't buying our PA (which to be honest, I think is lame) and they are easily dropping back in coverage. Just watched NFL Replay last night, Vikings/Bears 2007 (APs 224 game) and I saw Jackson execute a perfect PA. I haven't seen anything close to a replica to that this past season. The RB is always like 3 ft away from the ball when they try to fake the run. How is the D gonna be sold on that?
...agreed...i watched some of that last night also...then when TJack started over throwing his open receivers and then some dropped passes; i had to switch the channel: it brought back too many bad memories!! i couldn't believe...WILLIAMSON actually ran a decent route...TJACK made a good throw and he actually caught the ball...wow!!
Whatever

Chambersburg, PA

#40 Mar 24, 2009
Nah man! Had to see all those long TD runs by AP again. And then to watch him run that kickoff back at the end. Dragging guys like 6-7 yds. They had to pull his damn pants down to his knees to get him to stop churning his legs. Then the 54 yarder from Longwell to win it. It was nice to see the Vikings win a game again.

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