Joe Webb wants chance to compete for ...

Joe Webb wants chance to compete for Vikings' starting QB job in 2011

There are 61 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 2, 2011, titled Joe Webb wants chance to compete for Vikings' starting QB job in 2011. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The experience of the past two weeks has been invaluable for Vikings quarterback Joe Webb, a rookie drafted as a wide receiver in April.

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WHAT

Worcester, MA

#1 Jan 3, 2011
are you kidding me i hope they draft a real quarterback
Joe Kapp

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jan 3, 2011
Maybe they will hire Favre as a QB mentor for Webb and actually develop him.
Frank W

Spartanburg, SC

#3 Jan 3, 2011
I don't think Webb's performance yesterday was all that bad. The overthrown pass to Booker was partly Webb's fault, but Booker needed to run out that pattern. The INT was his one very bad decision.

I'd like to see Webb get a shot at the starting job, as long as he's not handed the starting job; we've seen that scenario play out before and it failed miserably. I'd like to see the team either land a guy who can start and play well (ala Kyle Orton) or draft a QB in round one if Newton or Mallet is available.

I think Webb has potential, and could have the talent to be the eventual starter. Regardless of who plays QB next year though, it will be important to shore up the offensive line, which has absolutely had it's worst year in a very long time. We won't get any better on offense until that happens.
Thrall

Cumberland, WI

#4 Jan 3, 2011
Frank W, I agree completely! It all starts with the O line, and ours just didn't get the job done this year. Peterson had a pretty good year, but he got most of his yards on his own- he was constantly running into log jams at the line. And the QB protection was terrible....hard to throw with confidence with the defense in your face all game, and getting pummeled. Give the QB some time, and get the ball carrier past the line of scrimmage- and we'll win a few games. Plus, the defense will look better. I heard that, statistically, this year's D was about the same as last year- but it sure didn't seem like it. Easier to forgive an opponents TD when your own offense can get ya two.
On the flip side, I was hoping the Vikes would draft Oher two years ago- but instead they chose Percy Harvin- and I must say that was a good choice. But, man, the game is much more fun when your team is winning! Let's hope we can do better next year....
hmmmmm

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jan 3, 2011
How 'bout no.
Im Thinkin

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jan 3, 2011
He did fine with the few plays he had to work with in Philly.
They tried to add to many new plays, to quickly to the mix.
With the information overload, he shorted out.
I'm thinkin, some good off season work and a solid training camp and he'll be OK.

Since: Jul 08

St. Paul

#7 Jan 3, 2011
Joe Webb was exactly what I expected- a rookie QB that needs time to develop. He is not ready now, and will not be ready in 2011 or maybe even 2012, to be a starting QB in the NFL. Guys like Sam Bradford or even a Joe Flacco are very rare exceptions that they can start from day one and not be overwhelmed. If you try and name Joe Webb a starter next year, I will guarentee that he will fail. For once, let's think smart and set a guy up to succeed at the position.

Since: Jun 10

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Jan 3, 2011
Assuming there is a 2011 season your competition, I hope is, Mallett (Arkansas) or if they move up and he comes out, Luck (Stanford). it'll be tough Mr. Webb for you to win but if you want it bad enough you know what you need to do.

Since: Jun 10

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Jan 3, 2011
Frank W wrote:
I don't think Webb's performance yesterday was all that bad. The overthrown pass to Booker was partly Webb's fault, but Booker needed to run out that pattern. The INT was his one very bad decision.
I'd like to see Webb get a shot at the starting job, as long as he's not handed the starting job; we've seen that scenario play out before and it failed miserably. I'd like to see the team either land a guy who can start and play well (ala Kyle Orton) or draft a QB in round one if Newton or Mallet is available.
I think Webb has potential, and could have the talent to be the eventual starter. Regardless of who plays QB next year though, it will be important to shore up the offensive line, which has absolutely had it's worst year in a very long time. We won't get any better on offense until that happens.
I hope they stay away from Newton. His ole man is going to make life miserable for the NFL franchise that drafts him!
Hawkshaw

South Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jan 3, 2011
Rumor has it McNabb's coming to town to save the vikings in 2011.
Pete

Northbrook, IL

#11 Jan 3, 2011
Don't usually agree with SI's Don Banks, but I agree with his comment today... "Webb has definitely played himself into the Vikings' future at the game's most pivotal position. But just where he fits on Minnesota's QB depth chart in 2011 depends on who else the Favre-less Vikings happen to acquire."

I'm still thinking the Vikings have to realize it's 2012 before Webb or a good rookie pick this year is ready and a veteran QB in trade or FA will get them by in 2011. They need to focus on the OL and cornerback positions with 2012 in mind. It's 2 years before we are back on top.
Pete

Northbrook, IL

#12 Jan 3, 2011
Sorry about the double post.
Ca Vike

Fresno, CA

#13 Jan 3, 2011
Webb is running QB = Fail. He was on everybody's board as a WR and was drafted as a WR. If he wants to stay he must convert to WR. What you saw in his three games is what you would see in a full season. Some good plays, more bad crucial plays and some exciting runs.
Squidney

Blue Earth, MN

#14 Jan 3, 2011
Webb = T-Jack...the second coming.
I can't believe that fans can't see that coming.
T-Jack put up good numbers in some games and sucked in others...just like Joe Webb will do! Mark my words!
Dan

Andover, MN

#15 Jan 3, 2011
Frank W wrote:
I don't think Webb's performance yesterday was all that bad. The overthrown pass to Booker was partly Webb's fault, but Booker needed to run out that pattern. The INT was his one very bad decision.
I'd like to see Webb get a shot at the starting job, as long as he's not handed the starting job; we've seen that scenario play out before and it failed miserably. I'd like to see the team either land a guy who can start and play well (ala Kyle Orton) or draft a QB in round one if Newton or Mallet is available.
I think Webb has potential, and could have the talent to be the eventual starter. Regardless of who plays QB next year though, it will be important to shore up the offensive line, which has absolutely had it's worst year in a very long time. We won't get any better on offense until that happens.
i agree with mallet but not with newton. all newton will bring is more drama than this team can handle, which we are trying to get away from. plus, we dont need the same type of QB that newton and webb are.
chilly4prez

Eau Claire, WI

#16 Jan 3, 2011
Joe Kapp wrote:
Maybe they will hire Favre as a QB mentor for Webb and actually develop him.
First off, Brett is a doer, not a teacher. If he comes back to the Vikings, it'll be to play, not to coach. Second off, why on God's earth would Favre want to spend half the year punching a clock in MN (or anywhere else, for that matter)when he can spend the rest of his life drinkin' beer, shootin' critters and figurin' out how to spend his millions? Get over your Favre-crush and move on, already. You're as bad as the yokels here in Wisconsin who're still hoping he'll take the Packers up on that offer to be their goodwill ambassador.
Dan

Andover, MN

#17 Jan 3, 2011
Frank W wrote:
I don't think Webb's performance yesterday was all that bad. The overthrown pass to Booker was partly Webb's fault, but Booker needed to run out that pattern. The INT was his one very bad decision.
I'd like to see Webb get a shot at the starting job, as long as he's not handed the starting job; we've seen that scenario play out before and it failed miserably. I'd like to see the team either land a guy who can start and play well (ala Kyle Orton) or draft a QB in round one if Newton or Mallet is available.
I think Webb has potential, and could have the talent to be the eventual starter. Regardless of who plays QB next year though, it will be important to shore up the offensive line, which has absolutely had it's worst year in a very long time. We won't get any better on offense until that happens.
i agree with mallet and locker if he is still there, but not with newton. all newton will bring is more drama than this team needs right now. plus, newton and webb are the same type of QB
baltic

Casper, WY

#18 Jan 3, 2011
I would guess you will have that chance, Joe. Who else is thee to compete, unfortunately?
Justin Sider

Santa Rosa, CA

#19 Jan 3, 2011
Webb will be fine, worry about Center and Left Tackle first. The problem with Webb yesterday was Bevell's unimaginative play calling. It was as if Detroit knew what play was coming before the ball was snapped. That's not on Webb. The pick and missed td was on him and were mistakes veterans make every week let alone a rookie. Bevell must have used Chili's old KAO playbook because when Det is playing on your side of the line, there is something wrong. No spread offense, no screens to booker or AD, no rollouts and no naked bootlegs? Horrible playcalling...
paris

Brookfield, WI

#20 Jan 3, 2011
Pete wrote:
But just where he fits on Minnesota's QB depth chart in 2011 depends on who else the Favre-less Vikings happen to acquire."

I believe he is currently your ONLY quarterback. TJ is a FA and Favre is gone. Only now will Viking fans realize just how deep the QB hole has been dug. You can only wish it'll be two years.

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