In regard to Jason La Canfora's article of September 29th well ... allow me to
retort. According to Jason, the heady days of a Farve-led pass attack of
spraying the ball around from a year ago are gone. Me thinks he doest
protest to much. The way I see it, Farve hasn't even begun to fight as I
expect in the future for Brett to be slinging-it ... to be akin to a 1,000-monkey cage fight.
Here's turd in your ear. As for relying on AD's running game, well we
aren't going to run out of desperation ... we're going to be running because we
can do that very thing.
As for Favre, he's been dead & buried for about 15 years now. If you
think he's going to fold up like a house of cards ... because of words ... you're clearly delusional.
If you're saying that he's a coward, well let's just say that I'll pit his
childlike heart against anything that you think you got. In other words,
Brett baby is not about
to swallow your bilge.
As for the offensive line, you've got me there. McKinney & Hutch have
been stalwarts. Although Cook couldn't master the snap count as a tackle,
as the snapper he can't mess that up (except for forgetting the snap count) and
his performance against Detroit's very much improved D-Line ... he turned in an
eye-popping performance. In fact, with play like that, old Sully will be
in a run for his money. Could it be that our line is actually bigger
& stronger? Big bad Ant' has been solid, at least from what
I've seen. As for Loadholt, well there's a bit of a red flag there.
He's been getting beat & beat bad & often. When they are saying that we've got
to protect Farve, the finger is clearly pointing at this glaring issue. My
guess is that once Big-Holt will start moving his feet ... moving his feet ... moving
his feet ... and then, all good things will happen. As for the tight-ends, there are
none better throughout the league. So yeah, I disagree with Jason, our
line is more than fine.
Next, Jason slams away at Harvin & Shank minus Rice. Like we haven't
had this horse beaten to death. Then Jason makes his move into
uncharted territory by fishing with interpersonal politics combined
with the statement that there is a lack of options to replace Rice. Well
allow me to retort ... you see, we aren't replacing Rice because he's on his way
back & there is someone waiting in the wings to tear up the league.
His name is Joe Webb. When this whirlwind is finally unleashed on the
league ... Jason will have no choice but to eat those words.
As for losing 3rd down back Chester Taylor, I must admit that he will be sorely
missed because we loved his heart & courage but having AD on the field on
3rd down is by far ... an even greater threat. The real problem is not the
loss of Chester but the addition of Toby Gerhart. The key question is,
he lay lumber"? The difference between an also-ran & a Hall of Famer is
in his ability to take out the defender to protect his quarterback. There
is one more teeny tiny little item, "You put that ball on my carpet one more time
& your butt is going to become a permanent fixture on that
bench." You've been warned. So yes, I agree with Jason
that we miss Chester but Jason clearly has missed the boat as to what lies in
As for Favre trash talking his offensive line, name your source Jason because I
think you're full of hot-wind.
There is no doubt that Brett has a bad ankle ... he's had it for years, however
you seem to have missed something. From my perspective, Brett is moving
better than he did in 09.
According to Jason, Brett has changed & isn't himself. Maybe you just
haven't watched him for the last 19 years because he's playing the same game
he's always played. Running for his life, because someone's not doing his
job ... we'll that's new. It will be corrected.
As for the personnel, Sid is not dead. In fact, if you check the log, he's
not even listed on IR, which might be telling Jason something that maybe he
doesn't want to here. As for Berrian, any good team can take away 1-key
player ... it's just Bernard is going to have to live with the frustration of
being blanketed. Keep your chin up BB ... it's only a temporary
Jason then calls out his most poignant observation, "The Vikings aren't
stretching anyone now". Here's where Jason has hit the nail right on
the head. Yes, the Vikings are sluggish coming out of huddles but that's
because they lack inspiration. All of this will go by the wayside with one
simple decision ... to allow Joe Webb the opportunity to shred defenses by being
activated on game day to be allowed to work with Farve and his team
mates. Joe's been shackled & the team is about to
Versus Detroit, Joe Webb was once again inactive as the Vikings emergency
quarterback. Joe Webb cannot help anyone if he's not allowed to
play. Let me tell you, his presence on the field was more than sorely missed. No
disrespect to anyone but Joe is a once in a lifetime athlete. If he's does
not posses the greatest skill set of any member of the Vikings, then he's
certainly in the top five. Tell me, exactly how would you feel if the
Vikings brain trust made Adrian Peterson inactive on game day. You'd be
outraged but that's exactly what they are doing to Joe Webb & no one says a
There is one thing that
Jason didn't say which is, "You think that you have won, when you've
actually lost!" From a machine to dysfunctional misfits due to a
choice ... a decision ... an error.
Now I consider Rice's hip, Shank's hammy, Harvin's hip & battle with migraines,
Berrian's knee, Favre's every body part, Sully's calf ... these are the nicks that we know about.
The team is pouring out its heart & its hamstrung by management. They
won't even allow it to be tried. Then I
consider Favre's struggle for continuity towards his destiny ... cheated ... and you're telling me that we can't
get Webb on the field. Lastly ... what is at stake for this franchise
& what does it mean to Minnesota's identity. With all due respect ... I spit in your
face. Gentlemen ... it's not your job on the line ... it's your
The Viking Ghost
Date: October 1, 2010
"Release the Kraken." In
2009 the evenings were filled with destruction. 2010 my friends brings to
us something completely different. Fear not for the gods shall favor the
true Viking heart upon its quest. It is now too late ... it
rests with Perseus. The beast has no recall. It now lies at