Vikings.com Needs To Be Careful


My experience with Vikings.com is that it is a site full of fluffy P.R. stories and has too many graphics and videos and tabs and flash menus and tons of other crap to ever load correctly or quickly. It’s almost to the point that I don’t go there anymore… ever.

But I decided it’d been too long since I checked in and thought I’d take a gander. One page, this Monday’s Mailbag (go ahead, click the link, it’ll be loaded by tomorrow) written by Mike Wobschall, contained two items that jumped out to me.

First, there was a statement that Vontae Davis would be a great fit for the Vikings scheme. I take this opinion with a grain of salt. Mainly, because I’ve always been under the impression that Vikings.com is not real interested in speculating. Second, because the site and the team are owned by the same people, it is possible that this nugget has been planted as a smoke-screen of sorts.

Second, Wobschall answers a reader’s question about the Vikings interest in Jay Cutler by saying “I do think there is a chance the Vikings would make or have made an offer to bring Cutler in.” This statement is troublesome because of it’s source. One can draw a straight line from Wobschall to Vikings.com to the Vikings organization, and statements like this could be viewed by the league as a form of indirect tampering with a player currently under contract, even though it is presented as one man’s opinion.

I perused some other sites of teams that have been linked as suitors of a Jay Cutler trade. No such talk exists on their sites. I understand that this may be a petty issue in the eyes of many, but the last thing the Vikings need is to be facing tampering charges for the second year in a row. Plus, it’ll look even worse if the Vikings are facing tampering charges involving Bus Cook two years in a row.

So, I don’t know what Wobschall’s official relationship, or lack thereof, is with the guys who make personnel decisions for the organization, but if he’s going to continue to talk about obtaining a player currently under contract then the team better be prepared to prove what that official relationship, or lack thereof, is.

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2 Responses to “Vikings.com Needs To Be Careful”

  1. […] once ripped on vikings.com pretty bad in an article, but the site is now upgraded to include faster load […]

  2. BBB says:

    Referee’s in Pittsburgh cheated bad today, helping them win the game against Vikings.

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