Minnesota Vikings safety Tyrell Johnson is all about respect

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Vikings rookie Tyrell Johnson talks to media during the Vikings rookie mini camp at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minn.

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Displaced-Vike-F an

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May 7, 2008
 
Go Tyrell - sounds like a good kid & a good player.
40for60

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May 7, 2008
 
Love this kid
A safety for all others to be judged by
He will be the next coming of Ronnie Lott, Bob Sanders, and Joey Browner all rolled into one.
Greg from Louisiana

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May 7, 2008
 
I agree, the clips I saw of him made me think of Ronnie Lott though he may resemble Browner even more the way he hits. The one thing we have to keep in mind with younger players is that they are young, and not physically mature yet. They are still boys playing with men which is why they often take a few years to develop. With his physical strength, he may be ahead of the pack.
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May 7, 2008
 
Now that's what I'm talking sbout when it comes to problems at the college level. They ignored his stats because of a bias against small town teams. Good players come from every town, every race, every religion. Personally I think it's an honour not to be "Arkansas material" considering the players they have (had) on their team; including McFadden.

There's no substitute for good parenting. We are lucky to have him on our team.
Corey K

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May 7, 2008
 

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Does anyone remember the lat player that received so much press before his 1st season began? Troy Williamson; boy did that not work out well.
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May 7, 2008
 

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Corey K wrote:
Does anyone remember the lat player that received so much press before his 1st season began? Troy Williamson; boy did that not work out well.
Actually I think it was Adrian Peterson, and that's turned out quite nicely thank you.
Mister Twister

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May 7, 2008
 
Nice to see some character vs. the loveboat thugs and child beaters {allegedly}!
die hard

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May 7, 2008
 
I like this guy,let's see it on the field.
Yeah

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May 7, 2008
 
The part about being the best safety in the draft scares me... Reminds me of Onterrio 'Steal of the Draft (SOD)' Smith.
But I suppose this guy has a much better character... Good selection. Hate to not be ready when Sharper is finished.
Fragile Fred Smoot

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#10
May 7, 2008
 
It's Sharper's last year as a Viking... my mans Tryrell will start next year
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40for60, peering through his ever-present purple colored glasses, already has the kid in the Hall of Fame... typical. Nice kid, bad pick - should have gone OL, WR, QB or TE before adding another safety. Of course it's hard to expect too much logic from a head coach that had his Pro Bowl RB returning kickoffs.
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May 7, 2008
 
Fire Childress - you need to get up to speed.

Mel Kiper and other respected analysts have made clear the points that:

a. All the GOOD offensive lineman were GONE when the Vikings had their first pick, and none of the others looked like candidates to start at the pro level.

b. This was a TERRIBLE draft for wide receivers, and not ONE of them was a solid prospect to develop into a #1 receiver, not even the first ones taken. So how are any of them going to beat out Berrian, Rice (who will be great), and experienced vets like Wade and Ferguson? Answer? They WON'T.

c. QB?!? Why?? What can another rookie QB do THIS YEAR that Jackson, Frerotte, and Bollinger can't? NOTHING. At least this guy can give us a year or two of needed depth before becoming a starter.

d. Johnson was rated the BEST safety in the draft, and Kiper and others stated he can come in and play right now if needed.

e. Tight End? In THIS offense? Whatever. That one doesn't even deserve a response.

My advice to you is to go put on a pink shirt and watch some figure skating, because football is obviously not your sport.
KanFan

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May 7, 2008
 
ie: Yeah in Las Vegas. Good post man. I didn't read about too many draftees who could come in and start immediately. Tyrell can, although he may be slated for next year. Actually though, we did get two QBs who could be our future. Wright and Booty. And I really would like to feature a TE who could catch the ball...may make TJ better. But you did good man.
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May 7, 2008
 
Fire Childress wrote:
40for60, peering through his ever-present purple colored glasses, already has the kid in the Hall of Fame... typical. Nice kid, bad pick - should have gone OL, WR, QB or TE before adding another safety. Of course it's hard to expect too much logic from a head coach that had his Pro Bowl RB returning kickoffs.
Actually Hire Childress, I was being facetious about the kid equaling Browner, Sanders and Lott. He might become a star safety, I don't know, but I'm glad he has his head on straight.

I was just trying to be as homerish as some of the hacker backers that litter our site.

By the way, I forgot to congratulate you. From what understand, you have gone several years without ever saying anything good about the Vikings.

It's nice to know you can take out your frustrations on us.
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This poor kid is not going to fit in with the rest of the "charcture guys" Chilly and Zygi are so big on.
ZygiZag

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#16
May 7, 2008
 
If we are that deep at Safety maybe we trade overrated Sharper for a decent OT. If our new DE stays on the field the time reduction on how long the defense has to cover folks will dramatically go down and the number of picks will go UP regardless of what decent people are in the backfield.
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May 8, 2008
 
I like beans
Butch

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May 8, 2008
 
Yeah.

That was was a solid post. Lots of people including myself were crapping and whining about not taking Brohm but honestly you win games with brutal smack down defense. The Vikings needed to load up their seondary with ball hawking and hard hitting safeties and corners and I think they have done that. When the Pukers go to a 4 receiver set and the Vikings walk up Tyrell to the line, Aaron Rodgers will be obliterated free and clear and I can't wait for it.
I like Tyrell's charachter so far. People need to realize that part of drafting a player is drafting a guy who won't create a huge rap sheet for himself in a big city. I am sick and tired of the Dwight Smith's, Mckinnie's and Darrion Scott's of the world. Soon these types of losers will no longer be in the NFL if Goodell has his way.
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#19
May 8, 2008
 
If his on the field abilities are even close to his character the Vikings are blessed to have him on the team.
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May 8, 2008
 
It actually sounds like the Vikings good a player with a good head on his shoulders. Politeness and respect are things few see in NFL players these days. Hopefully Johnson can stick to his words and learn from sharper. I think he will be a great impact player on the defense in years to come.

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