Now who starts at QB for the Minnesota Vikings?

Tarvaris Jackson is making a case to be the Vikings' starting quarterback. He threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter and went on to have one of the best games of his career. Full Story
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Since: Oct 08

Des Moines, IA

#1 Dec 15, 2008
This is way too simple... you keep Jackson in, until he royally f--s up, because everyone knows that Frerotte's decline in quality play is a direct result of him running out of gas, because he's one of the elderly qb's in the league. so you let TJ go as long as possible, you rest Gus for now, cuz we will probably need them BOTH during our run in the playoffs.
See Ya

Stillwater, MN

#2 Dec 15, 2008
You go with the hot hand.Jackson for president!!! Hahaha. Just kidding. Good win though. GO VIKES!!!
Rschlingy

Mankato, MN

#3 Dec 15, 2008
I've taken alot of grief for my pro Tavaris stand in this format and I know a game and a half doesn't prove anything, but it feels really good to say congratulations on a superb effort by Tavaris.The defense did their job and the rest of the offense did theirs. But I think that the QB controversy is over. We know who should start for the rest of the season. Had the defense and the offense preformed like they should have earlier in the year Tavaris would have remained the starter and think of what the extra experiance would have meant in the playoffs.If you think Gus is our best bet at QB then you must have another agenda. Great job today GO VIKES.
Derek

Hutchinson, MN

#4 Dec 15, 2008
TJACK should have never been benched. He is younger....faster....... and has a stronger more accurte arm. I can guarantee you he scares the opposing D a lot more than the RAG ARMED OLD statue who cant even move his feet anymore.
Greg from Louisiana

New Orleans, LA

#5 Dec 15, 2008
Jackson should start next week because Frerotte needs the rest. He has worn down and is still injured. Jackson's performance was much closer to what you expect out a starting QB in the NFL, but 1 1/2 games do not a season make.

The first two TD passes he threw were top notch but the difference between stardom and recklessness is your success rate. Star QB's keep doing it over time, lets give Jackson more time before we anoint him.

So far he is looking like he gets it, the questions I have relate to tight games and pressured decisions. Are the right decisions now ingrained or is he still thinking.

Next week against Atlanta will provide a lot more answers because that is going to be a tough game. Matt Ryan is the real deal, he appears to have gained 4 years experience in training camp alone. And Michael Turner is a very good running back.
DCVikingFan

Bethesda, MD

#6 Dec 15, 2008
Frerotte was promoted to starting QB because he had experience and the confidence to throw down field that Tavaris wasnít displaying early on. But you know Frerotte at 37 isnít going to be playing any better than he has. Jackson in the last game and a half has shown confidence, maturity, and a glimpse of his up side potential. Childress would be foolish not to keep Jackson in there against the Falcons and see how far he has progressed.
COPDd

Walker, MN

#7 Dec 15, 2008
Childress did the right thing by benching Jackson. Hopefully, he'll continue to demonstrates he's learned something since being benched. Childress deserves credit for Jackson's recent success, and for leading the team to 9 wins in spite of losing his star middle linebacker, special teams ace, and having to deal with Jackson's insecurities. By the way, where are all the "fans" who've been calling for Childress' job all season? Are you too embarassed to post, or just hypocritically pretending it was only Packer backers?
Bud Wiser

Walker, MN

#8 Dec 15, 2008
Coaches appear to have done wonders w/T-Jack. If the Vikes make the playoffs, Childress deserves consideration for NFL Coach of the year!
oldviking

Ashburn, VA

#9 Dec 15, 2008
What a game,the first time i wasn't chewing on my fingernails or sitting on the edge of my seat...I was screaming and jumping for joy...they played outstanding on all aspects of the game...Theeeeeeeeey looked good ...like a contender...as forTJ HE has caused alot of heartburn for this team,i got to give him props he played great...if he can play mistake free football we might have a legetimate shot....GOOOOOOOOO VIKES
TheMaster

United States

#10 Dec 15, 2008
Bottom line we won. But TJ still doesn't show the ability to spot any receiver beyond the primary. He made a nice throw to Berrian, other than that it was nothing special. He still looks very unsure of himself if the primary is covered. I have faith that Childress, Rogers, and Bevell see the real truth and will still pursue a legitimate starting QB for this team. TJ is nothing but a servicable backup. Bevell said as much the other day, it is more than just having a big arm and hitting the primary.
Frank

Greer, SC

#11 Dec 15, 2008
Jackson starts, or at least he'd better. Who knows, if the guy has a melt down later on, then put Frerotte back in, but after TJ's performance yesterday, the attitude should be "No looking back".

Great to see TJ play so well. His TD pass to Wade was the best pass I've ever seen him throw.
big bob

Bloomington, IL

#12 Dec 15, 2008
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i would say its time for gus to get on the bus he has thrown his last interception as a viking
big bob

Bloomington, IL

#13 Dec 15, 2008
i hope tj didnt learn to tackle from him after u throw all those interceptions
Baguak

Surprise, AZ

#14 Dec 15, 2008
Let me see TJ win with his arm when the line is getting stacked against a 44 rush attempt game. Or did everyone forget how that went at the end of last year??? All the sudden he can complete 11 passes and he is a savior. I am not on the bandwagon until he proves me wrong.
Jerry Lofstrom

Valrico, FL

#15 Dec 15, 2008
The topic shouldn't be whether Frerotte or Jackson should start new week against Atlanta. That would be a no brainer for 31 head coaches in the NFL.

Our head coach has dumbed up this football team throughout this season and I am afraid he's about to do it again by bringing back Frerotte.

The real burning question is: Should Childress be allowed to guide this talented team?

And that's a no brainer too.
LOL

United States

#16 Dec 15, 2008
TheMaster wrote:
Bottom line we won. But TJ still doesn't show the ability to spot any receiver beyond the primary. He made a nice throw to Berrian, other than that it was nothing special. He still looks very unsure of himself if the primary is covered. I have faith that Childress, Rogers, and Bevell see the real truth and will still pursue a legitimate starting QB for this team. TJ is nothing but a servicable backup. Bevell said as much the other day, it is more than just having a big arm and hitting the primary.
The guy throws 4 TD passes and looks real good for a game and a half and he still sucks in your eyes. LOL
That pass to Wade, and the bullet to Rice with the defender all over him were just as nice a pass as the one to Berrian. T-Jack is going to make you look a fool...I have a feeling
Jerry Lofstrom

Valrico, FL

#17 Dec 15, 2008
Bud Wiser wrote:
Coaches appear to have done wonders w/T-Jack. If the Vikes make the playoffs, Childress deserves consideration for NFL Coach of the year!
And George Bush should get the Nobel Peace Prize, are you joking?
bleed_purple

Chesapeake, VA

#18 Dec 15, 2008
Where are all the Childress and TJ haters this morning? Maybe Childress knows something about coaching football after all! I am sure all of the wanna be coaches still know more then him though... right ? It is time for all the TRUE fans to get behind the team and root them on. All of you other "suppose" Viking fans should just go cheer for the packers. We have a solid team poised to make a run in the playoffs, a strong coach with integrity and a great owner. Quit whining and enjoy the best year we have had since Moss almost lead us to the promised land. One other thing... for you "fans" crying for Cowher, Are you F**K*** Crazy ?
Andy

Elgin, MN

#19 Dec 15, 2008
T-Jack has been a godsend the last game and a half, and he could very well go out there and win the final 2 regular season games. But then what? Come playoff time, Gus has to start....
Chad

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#20 Dec 15, 2008
its a no brainer they should stick with T Jack he has shown signs of improving and I havent seen Gus the stautue throwing interception doing anything that would make him a better option at this time.

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