Archive for January, 2011


Monday Morning Mailbag Extra: More QB Questions

Below is a question and answer that was too long for inclusion in this week’s Monday Morning Mailbag. After you’re done reading this entry, be sure to head over to this week’s Mailbag feature to read more. Carson Palmer has demanded a trade from the Bengals and has threatened retirement. Do you think the Vikings […]

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Peterson, Winfield Make Big Plays At Pro Bowl

The Vikings may be in full offseason mode, following the assembly of a new coaching staff under 1st-year head coach Leslie Frazier, but 2 members of the Purple capped off their 2010 campaigns with impressive showings at the Pro Bowl on Sunday. Vikings star RB Adrian Peterson along with 12-year veteran CB Antoine Winfield each […]

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Former Vikings TE Steve Jordan Has Son At Senior Bowl

Steve Jordan is the most prolific TE in Vikings history, recording more receptions and receiving TDs than any other TE in franchise history. He played for the Purple from 1982-94 (13 seasons) and finished his career with 498 catches for 6,307 yards and 28 TDs. Those are pretty large shoes to fill. But Jordan’s son, […]

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E.J. Henderson Named To First Career Pro Bowl

In both 2008 and 2009, Vikings LB E.J. Henderson looked to be in Pro Bowl form until season-ending injuries derailed his chances to earn a 1st-time trip to the all-star game. But now, following a 2010 season in which he tied for the team lead with 3 INTs and finished 2nd on the team in […]

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Frazier, Vikings Focused On Finding “Right Guy” At QB Position

It was just a year ago when the Vikings had one of the greatest QBs in NFL history have one of the best seasons of his career, as Brett Favre guided the Purple to a 12-4 record and NFC Championship Game appearance while crafting a 107.2 passer rating along the way. Now, though, with Favre […]

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Vikings Finalize Signing Of CFL WR Arceneaux

Over the weekend, reports emerged that the Vikings and WR Emmanuel Arceneaux had agreed to a contract. On Wednesday, the agreement between the Vikings and the former CFL receiver became official. I haven’t seen Arceneaux in person, but it appears he’s a big receiver (6-2, 211 pounds) and he’s certainly been productive over the past […]

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Early Observations From 2011 Senior Bowl

Only 2 teams remain alive in the hunt for a Super Bowl XLV title, which means 30 other NFL franchises – including the Vikings – are focused exclusively on preparing for the 2011 NFL Draft. Part of that preparation process is the 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl, which is happening this week in its usual […]

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Madieu Williams Nominated For Walter Payton Man Of The Year Award

Madieu Williams has been a community-conscious individual for much of his life, a fact that was apparent during his free agent visit to Minnesota back in 2008. During that visit, Williams insisted that he take time away from the itinerary of fancy meals, luxurious hotels and limo rides to visit a local hospital. It should […]

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Winfield Named To NFC Pro Bowl Roster

Minnesota Vikings CB Antoine Winfield was named to the NFC Pro Bowl team on Monday, replacing Tramon Williams of the Green Bay Packers, who will be participating in Super Bowl XLV. It marks the 3rd straight season that Winfield was recognized as a Pro Bowler and the 3rd time overall in his 12-year career. Winfield […]

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Frazier: Adding Singletary A “Coup” For Organization

Assembling a coaching staff is an exciting proposition for a new coach but it’s also an arduous process that requires attention to detail, respect for relationships and patience. Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier experienced this in recent weeks as he built his staff, an effort that is nearly complete. But there is one new coach […]

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