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Minnesota Vikings have a budding partnership at safety

There are 21 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 29, 2008, titled Minnesota Vikings have a budding partnership at safety. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

For the past two seasons, they were a team. Darren Sharper had Dwight Smith's back and vice versa as starting safeties manning the back of the Vikings' Cover 2 defense.

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Archangel

Benson, MN

#1 Jul 30, 2008
Well, he was really the only bright spot Cincinnati had on Defense last season. A good, hard-hitter. Should open up a better "ball-hawkin'" environment for Sharper. When The Vikings added Allen, they made it probable that teams won't be able to guard well against the blitz. So, it should cause alot more errant throws into the Viking secondary. And they've strengthened that now pretty good.- Should be alot more INTs. Can't wait. If Jackson can AT LEAST be "average" on offense...
LOL

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Jul 30, 2008
Should help T-Jack out as well. Trying to throw into the Vikes 1st string D will make him better. There won't be many Defenses that will be able to recreate what T-Jack is going to be seeing Talent wise in practice every day. Maybe just different looks
Archangel

Benson, MN

#3 Jul 30, 2008
Good point. Was a Defense guy myself back in the day. I think that he'll work out okay. Saw him pull a couple good moves on some people with his feet last season. Urlacher is no slouch by any means, yet I saw Jackson make him look like a complete oaf one on one. Strahan too, for that matter. So I have no doubt he can be an effective scrambler. He has a good arm, with fairly good accuracy. My concerns, at this point, are: Has his decision-making improved? Can he improve the accuracy? Will he not get so rattled? Will he plant his feet? And will the line give him time?
inaz

Pomerene, AZ

#4 Jul 30, 2008
Favre is going to be a Viking by this weekend. The Packers cannot stop what is about to happen to them. Brett has played his cards to perfection and Ted Thompson is about to lose his mind, if not job.

The antichrist is about to become a MN Viking. YAY!
Voice of Reason

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jul 30, 2008
inaz, it appears you'll be buying tickets for Chhech & Chong's reunion tour...Favre will NOT ever become a Viking. Granted I'd LOVE to see the devistation of Packer Nation if their golden boy we're to wear Purple, but it will NEVER happen...
Archangel

Benson, MN

#6 Jul 30, 2008
No freakin' way! Childress would never go for it. Bump his boy Jackson for Brett, and admit he was wrong??? Never happen.
But I do have to admit, it'd be funny to watch Turd Thompson on a rope twistin' in the wind with a bunch of cheeseturds carrying torches, and throwing brush under him. The possible boycotts at Lameblow Field ought to be funny enough. Those smug bas****s have been throwing the crap our way for years now. Payback's a bee-autch.

Thompson's gonna be smokin' a dog turd in Purgatory over this one.
Jim

United States

#7 Jul 30, 2008
AS FAVRE LOOMS, JACKSON STRUGGLES
Posted by Mike Florio on July 30, 2008, 7:22 a.m.
Though the Packers seem hell-bent on preventing quarterback Brett Favre from playing for the Minnesota Vikings, we can’t help but think that Favre’s defection to purple is, to a certain extent, inevitable.

Unless the Packers can persuade Favre to take a trade to some other team or decide to welcome Favre back at a time when it’s clear they don’t want him, Favre eventually will be released — and presumably will promptly sign with the Vikings.

To the extent that the Vikings are on the fence about whether they’d prefer Favre to current starter Tarvaris Jackson, Jackson’s performance on Tuesday could help nudge the powers-that-be toward embracing the 38-year-old veteran.

Jackson was intercepted twice on Tuesday. During seven-on-seven drills.

The field is tilted heavily toward the offense in seven-on-sevens, with the quarterback able to find the open receiver without worrying about having his head removed from his body. And, still, Jackson threw two picks.

Despite all of the offseason talk about Jackson’s motivation and development and all that crap, the fact remains that Jackson was unable to take advantage last year of defenses that were obsessed with blanketing tailback Adrian Peterson. Given that the team is in good-to-great shape at every position but quarterback, it’s easy to see why they’d be interested in an upgrade, even if he comes from the unlikeliest of places.
Mark

United States

#8 Jul 30, 2008
inaz wrote:
Favre is going to be a Viking by this weekend. The Packers cannot stop what is about to happen to them. Brett has played his cards to perfection and Ted Thompson is about to lose his mind, if not job.
The antichrist is about to become a MN Viking. YAY!
Geez, the Favre Follies gets into everything; can't we leave him out of at least one thread, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! We're supposed to be talking about our secondary here. According to one report about camp, Williams really put a hit on some people, including our fullback Tapeh and one of our tight ends, Mills. Williams is supposed to have better speed and coverage skills than Smith did, but it's a big plus that he's not shy about colliding with receivers. Big year ahead; Go, Vikings!
dope boy fresh

Manchester, NH

#9 Jul 30, 2008
dope boy fresh
inaz

Pomerene, AZ

#10 Jul 30, 2008
Voice of Reason wrote:
inaz, it appears you'll be buying tickets for Chhech & Chong's reunion tour...Favre will NOT ever become a Viking. Granted I'd LOVE to see the devistation of Packer Nation if their golden boy we're to wear Purple, but it will NEVER happen...
I'm already paranoid enough... stop trippin me out, man.

Dude, I'm telling you that Brett Favre will be here by Saturday. 10 bucks... AND NO!...I don't accept east st. paul currency.

regards,
Michigan Ave.
inaz

Pomerene, AZ

#11 Jul 30, 2008
Mark wrote:
<quoted text>
Geez, the Favre Follies gets into everything; can't we leave him out of at least one thread, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! We're supposed to be talking about our secondary here. According to one report about camp, Williams really put a hit on some people, including our fullback Tapeh and one of our tight ends, Mills. Williams is supposed to have better speed and coverage skills than Smith did, but it's a big plus that he's not shy about colliding with receivers. Big year ahead; Go, Vikings!
I can't help it... its like crack.
tuckwiech

New Albin, IA

#12 Jul 30, 2008
as much as i would LOVE to see the look on Thompsons face as farve walks out where purple and white on the day his green and gold was supposed to be retired thompson wont let it happen Favre will either be second string to rodgers or a starter in tampa mark my words
Old Vike

Denver, CO

#13 Jul 30, 2008
Jim wrote:
AS FAVRE LOOMS, JACKSON STRUGGLES
Posted by Mike Florio on July 30, 2008, 7:22 a.m.
Though the Packers seem hell-bent on preventing quarterback Brett Favre from playing for the Minnesota Vikings, we can’t help but think that Favre’s defection to purple is, to a certain extent, inevitable.
Unless the Packers can persuade Favre to take a trade to some other team or decide to welcome Favre back at a time when it’s clear they don’t want him, Favre eventually will be released — and presumably will promptly sign with the Vikings.
To the extent that the Vikings are on the fence about whether they’d prefer Favre to current starter Tarvaris Jackson, Jackson’s performance on Tuesday could help nudge the powers-that-be toward embracing the 38-year-old veteran.
Jackson was intercepted twice on Tuesday. During seven-on-seven drills.
The field is tilted heavily toward the offense in seven-on-sevens, with the quarterback able to find the open receiver without worrying about having his head removed from his body. And, still, Jackson threw two picks.
Despite all of the offseason talk about Jackson’s motivation and development and all that crap, the fact remains that Jackson was unable to take advantage last year of defenses that were obsessed with blanketing tailback Adrian Peterson. Given that the team is in good-to-great shape at every position but quarterback, it’s easy to see why they’d be interested in an upgrade, even if he comes from the unlikeliest of places.
Rodgers was witnessed have had a bad day in practice yesterday. Where is mention of that?

Jim=Mike Florio=Tom Powers

SPAM TOOLS grow bigger in Texas.
Mark

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#14 Jul 30, 2008
inaz wrote:
<quoted text>
I can't help it... its like crack.
Yeah, that's alright, man, I know. It's like a train wreck. You can't look away.
Realistic

Hopkins, MN

#15 Jul 30, 2008
Mark wrote:
<quoted text>
Geez, the Favre Follies gets into everything; can't we leave him out of at least one thread, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! We're supposed to be talking about our secondary here. According to one report about camp, Williams really put a hit on some people, including our fullback Tapeh and one of our tight ends, Mills. Williams is supposed to have better speed and coverage skills than Smith did, but it's a big plus that he's not shy about colliding with receivers. Big year ahead; Go, Vikings!
I agree Mark, the posts started out good, then apparently like you said someone drove by the Favre/Pack train wreck again and it went downhill from there. As for our secondary and defense I can't wait to see them in action, hopefully Allen lives up to the hype and creates tons of havoc and our pass defense shores up and creates more turnovers and shorter fields for TJack and the offense. Go Vikes....and please everyone on threads like this try not to look at the train wreck.
Thats Crankenstein to you

Mankato, MN

#16 Jul 30, 2008
You hear that Packer Backers? The Vikes are going to unleash your former favorite Sharper all over Rodgers float balls this season. As my old coach would have been known to say after watching yet another rotten Packer pass into coverge because the QB can't figure it out....."that throw, that read - it was just plain crap."
M-O-N-K-E-Y M-A-N

Seattle, WA

#17 Jul 30, 2008
I know it has been only been a few days and T-Jack is having a sub-par camp right now. He threw some picks, but who knows! Was those picks his fault or is it a way better defense. From what I am reading all over the internet that Jackson hasn't been getting a lot of time in the pocket, so in other words the Allen effect in my opinion is already at work! In the past few days he has connected with Berrian down the sideline for TD's though and Berrian also had some drops. But I am glad that Aundrea Allison is having a good camp and so is Garrett Mills!
M-O-N-K-E-Y M-A-N

Seattle, WA

#18 Jul 30, 2008
Favre doens't have a place in Minnesota forever! I would be a disgruntled Viking fan if Favre plays for the Vikes!
M-O-N-K-E-Y M-A-N

Seattle, WA

#19 Jul 30, 2008
Only way the Vikes can get Favre is a blockbuster trade and that is not going to happen because Minnesota or any team would be out of their minds giving up a lot for a player who only might play for one year! If he was released, I wouldn't mind as much, but I am against trading! But I still don't want age on team! We already have to worry about Sharper, Birk, Pat Williams, and we don't need a QB that might or might not do that good. I say stay with the future!
B-E-A-S-T

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Jul 30, 2008
^^ Thats the best comment yet that I have read on here.

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