Vikings court Houshmandzadeh; no deci...

Vikings court Houshmandzadeh; no decision to be made Sunday night

There are 150 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 1, 2009, titled Vikings court Houshmandzadeh; no decision to be made Sunday night. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

After he arrived on a private jet Saturday evening, T.J. Houshmandzadeh continued to be wined and dined by the Vikings throughout Sunday.

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Fire Childress

Montevideo, MN

#1 Mar 1, 2009
Better put up the big bucks - what receiver in his right mind would want to play for a Clueless led offense with no QB to speak of?
40for60

United States

#2 Mar 1, 2009
Childress seems to have no problem getting players to join his envoy, as some players don't just sign for the money.
Aren't you somewhat in remission after predicting the demise of the Vikings because of Childress last year?
purplenation 4-EVER

Benson, MN

#3 Mar 1, 2009
I wish we didn't have to keep being embarrassed by Fire Childress. Talk about clueless! Why, oh why does he have to be from Duluth? Please everyone, know that he rest of us from Duluth are not nearly this sickening!
tom from jersey

Union City, NJ

#4 Mar 1, 2009
chilly better have talked him into it and idk man just gotta say a prayer tonight and hope for the best cuz this guy will put us over the top and other than him theres no one else but we have money and zigy is willing to spend it weve seen that over the years that hes taken over hell spend to put a winning team out there that's his dedication and hes a great owner so maybe housh sees that and comes HEY WUT ABOUT CUTLER
purplehaze

Canada

#5 Mar 1, 2009
it's going to cost ZYGI more than a few monopoly bucks to get TJ in the HOUSH...keep in mind ZYG...if you can fork over the food,for that QB GURU and his KICKA*S*S O Coordinator...then pony up for HOUSHMANZILLI AND "PUT HIM ON THE BOARD"...GO VIKES!!!

Since: Oct 08

Des Moines, IA

#6 Mar 1, 2009
Well, considering i said we were 2 good receivers away from making it to the super bowl last year, this gets us halfway there.

Rag on our QB situation all you want, but if Kyle Orton (iowa native) can play pro ball in Chicago, Sage Rosenfels ( iowa native) can play pro ball for a dramatically superior team in Minnesota. If Rex Grossman could take an offensively talentless Bears team to the superbowl and lose, then Sage should be able to take the Vikings ( with TJ Housh) who would be solid both sides of the ball to the super bowl and win it.

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#7 Mar 1, 2009
I'm not sure if I can make the connection properly but Wilf needs Housch as much as Housch wants to play in a winning program. If this coming season the Vikes can make a strong run at the Super Bowl it may make Wilf's case for a new stadium a whole lot easier for the public and legislators in particular to somehow structure stadium financing for the team.
The real unknown it appears based on the story is Housch's wife acceptance of moving to a new community. And that fans maybe the one thing that could be the fly in the ointment that the Vikings can't control.
fracas

Tucson, AZ

#9 Mar 1, 2009
We shall see what TJ actually wants. If he truly wants to play in the postseason, then he will sign a contract with the vikes, even if it isn't the largest offer. If he wants to make the most money, then he may resign with Cincy, or go out west. It will be hard for TJ to take less than Berrian, as TJ probably feels he is the better receiver. But, the vikes offer may be less than they gave Berrian last year. So, ego on one hand, and a chance to win on the other. TJ needs to choose.
Vegas Vikings fan

Henderson, NV

#10 Mar 1, 2009
An ESPN analyst suggested earlier this week that TJH was not seriously interested in leaving Cincinnati, suggesting that he was only negotiating with other teams to leverage them against the Bengals for a better contract than they are currently offering.

Seems to me if this guy was genuinely interested in Minnesota, he'd have signed by now. They've had more than enough time to lay it all out on the table; I don't think he's considering whether the offer is good enough. I think he's playing chicken with Cincinnati, hoping his stalling will psyche them out and get him some extra money.
Lee

United States

#11 Mar 1, 2009
TJ won't sign with MN. He will blame it on his wife wanting to stay in Cinnci...
Error Slop Puke Nonsense

Waconia, MN

#12 Mar 1, 2009
Yes, that's what ESPN really provides us. Seems like if anyone really knew what TJH was going to do, they'd have told us yesterday. TJ himself doesn't know. He's a big name talent. It barely fits on his jersey.
Go Bengals

Las Vegas, NV

#13 Mar 1, 2009
Come home TJ! Palmer or Jackson? Easy Choice.
jbird

Grand Forks, ND

#14 Mar 1, 2009
Lee wrote:
TJ won't sign with MN. He will blame it on his wife wanting to stay in Cinnci...
His family lives in Los Angeles.
jbird

Grand Forks, ND

#15 Mar 1, 2009
If they land the Housh they need to give up the draft for either McNabb or Cutler.

Since: Mar 07

Denver, CO

#16 Mar 1, 2009
Go Bengals wrote:
Come home TJ! Palmer or Jackson? Easy Choice.
4-11-1 !!!!!!!!!! Does that help the decision?:)

To answer your question Palmer is much better, but so is the ball boy. TJ wont be starting.

Since: Mar 07

Denver, CO

#17 Mar 1, 2009
jbird wrote:
If they land the Housh they need to give up the draft for either McNabb or Cutler.
They can't forget that a huge issue for any QB will be the Right side of the OL or lack there of! They need to keep a few bucks around to secure that spot. Isn't Runyon still out there?
vikesdude

Blue Point, NY

#18 Mar 1, 2009
sign tj & then make a play for cutler...this guy threw for over 4k yards last year and made the pro bowl. GO VIKES!!!

Since: Feb 08

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Mar 1, 2009
vikesdude wrote:
sign tj & then make a play for cutler...this guy threw for over 4k yards last year and made the pro bowl. GO VIKES!!!
A person's gotta wonder, what would it cost to take him away from Denver. Hmmm????? 1st and 2nd? 1st '09 and '10? 1st,3rd and a player? Hmmm....
Vegas Vikings fan

Henderson, NV

#20 Mar 1, 2009
Sabrecat21 wrote:
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A person's gotta wonder, what would it cost to take him away from Denver. Hmmm????? 1st and 2nd? 1st '09 and '10? 1st,3rd and a player? Hmmm....
I'd love to see them make a run for Cutler myself. He was te guy I was hoping they'd pick 3 years ago before Denver traded up to get him just a couple spots ahead of the Vikings.

ESPN.com had an interesting article today about Cutler. Apprently he's really ticked about the Bronco's supposed efforts to land Cassell before he went to the Chiefs. Word is the Broncos were offered a 1st and 3 from one team (I think the Bucs?), and a 2nd plus future considerations from the Bills(??).

If that's the going rate on Cutler, I wouldn't be against a trade that sends the Broncos a 1st rounder this year and either a 3rd next year or some mid-level player they might want that is expendable for the Vikings.

One thing the article pointed out that is some concern is that Cutler is supposedly known to be a little difficult at times with teammates and the media. While I could care less about the media, I wouldn't want him if he might screw up team chemistry.

Will be interesting to see if the Vikes are really sold on Sage (who most aren't even giving the starting job to yet), or if they are still looking to upgrade at teh QB position.

vikesdude

Blue Point, NY

#21 Mar 1, 2009
Chilly needs to hit the road too. Cowher or Gruden would be a nice fit. Either one would be able to keep the players motivated for a full 60 minutes. Chillys play calls and clock management are a joke. Ship him and tjack to the canadian football league.

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