Vikings draft Iowa defensive tackle C...

Vikings draft Iowa defensive tackle Christian Ballard in fourth round

There are 56 comments on the story from Apr 30, 2011, titled Vikings draft Iowa defensive tackle Christian Ballard in fourth round. In it, reports that:

Iowa defensive lineman Christian Ballard runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb.

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Ames, IA

#42 Apr 30, 2011
TaxTaxTax wrote:
I wish the Vikes luck in whatever city they move to where they find suckers to pay their bills by building a stadium. No public funds for stadiums for gazillionaires!
Great thanks for putting politics in my sports. I don't need my favorite things spoiled by politics (it like putting $.hit on pasta) I don't need this on a regular sports article. How take that crap on an article that actually talks about that.
Swamp Rat

Minneapolis, MN

#43 Apr 30, 2011
Here we go again, the Vikings are starting all over with personal changes. Ok, that's good but don't expect the Super Bowl this Year! Until the Vikings can show a viable winning season or two, the new stadium can wait!

Superior, WI

#44 Apr 30, 2011
Hsker wrote:
You have to have a husker on your team if you plan on winning the super bowl. No husker, not super bowl.
This has already been proven to be inaccurate.

Wrightwood, CA

#45 Apr 30, 2011
Unmotivated, underperforming 2010 Viking team. Infuse some competition with players who has the physical attributes, mental toughness,'smarts', and determination to "win." Good luck Viking team this year!

Superior, WI

#46 Apr 30, 2011
Chad wrote:
Glad to see we've drafted better than the rest of the NFC North. I envision this team getting to at least the NFC Championship, and the year after winning the Super Bowl. I still can't believe we treated Favre the way we have, we should have waited till at least August before deciding who our quarterback will be now it dosen't seem Favre will be back, with the talent on this team with Favre we would be Super Bowl bound.
You need a new joke the Favre thing doesn't cut it after 2 straight months of it.fudgepacker.

Saint Paul, MN

#47 Apr 30, 2011
"but he must improve his playmaking after getting three interceptions in three years."- Another DB who can't play the ball!! You'll fit right in! He probably excels in dishing out pass interferences though.
the real just another day

Hugo, MN

#48 May 1, 2011
Only two teams in the Big Ten that didn't have players drafted were Northwestern. Annnnnnddddd..... the MN Goofers!!! Surprise, surprise!!!

Duluth, MN

#49 May 1, 2011
Lets hope Fusco is good enough at Center to get Sullivan out of here, which wont take much.

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Since: Jun 10

st.john's, newfoundland

#50 May 1, 2011
We didn't draft you to sit down," Frazier said. "We want you to come in with the attitude that you're competing to start. Don't come in saying I just want to make the team. That doesn't help our football team."

that's what i wanted to more complacency or free rides (hear that BB and Venus McKinnie)...if they are just happy to be there: we don't need em...unload their sorry asses...give em hell Les and GO VIKES!!!

West Salem, WI

#51 May 1, 2011
Fusco is a Rimmington award winner in his division and might be better that his scouting report. Reciever Burton is a late bloomer who also must have shown more than has been writen,Overall it was a good draft and before the injuries the QB taken ,Ponder , was a pundit favorite.How quickly they forget? Mayock was over reacting and was under pressure considering the assignment was new to him!He wanted to be the ultimate expert in the draft badly.Crossing him with Ponder might make him have grow up a bit.Now if the VIkes can just sign the OTHER Rimmington award winner from St Thomas as a free agent.The draft class will be looking even better!Hang in there Josh,the phone will be ringing soon!

West Salem, WI

#52 May 1, 2011
As to the offensive line,there is a lot to LOVE with Demarcus Love.He would free up Degeare to replace Mc Kinnie if Hutchinson comes back healthy.If the Vikes move Love inside where he belongs.Maybe Loadholt finally pulls his load a little bit better too!All of a suden the Qb doesn't spend all that time on his butt,just high fiving in the end zone!They have a plan as far as I can tell,it might work.They still need to run some sweeps and toss some screens in there too to be effective.
Army CPT at Fort Lee

Canton, GA

#54 May 1, 2011
They spent a pick on a CB with 3 INTs in 3 collegiate seasons. Love it. Love it.
Scarface 42

Anoka, MN

#55 May 1, 2011
I hope things work out but I don't think our team will be dramatically better. Hope I am wrong. Go Vikes.

Wrightwood, CA

#56 May 1, 2011
Aim to start ... not just to compete and make the team. I agree with Frazier. Let go of unmotivated and underperforming players. Protect Ponder and create holes for AP.

San Jose, CA

#57 May 1, 2011
Ponder will suck. Anther miss in the QB draft by the Vikes.

Ames, IA

#58 May 2, 2011
I don't care about INTs. Really all to CB has to do is cover the WR and not get beat. If he can get an INT great, but if he can cover thats all he really needs to do.

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