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McKinnie Unveils Possibly Legitimate Excuse

In a move that reeks of Drew Rosenhaus, Bryant McKinnie has taken to Twitter (go figure) to try and do some too-little-too-late damage control.

When McKinnie was booted from the NFC’s Pro Bowl roster this year, much controversy revolved around his dunderheadedness.  Now, however, McKinnie is telling people that he saw a foot specialist and was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis in both of his feet.

This news is doubtless being made public to increase the amount of sympathy towards McKinnie for his Pro Bowl actions and also to further the claim that the whole thing was blown out of proportion.

The ploy might work with some of his friends and fans, but one has to wonder how the locker room will feel about McKinnie’s latest excuse.  After all, Steve Hutchinson played the Pro Bowl despite knowing that he was going to need offseason surgery on his shoulder.

McKinnie will have to wrap his feet for three days, do stretches, and take some medicine for a week.

If the Vikings manage to snag a premier left tackle before the second round of the upcoming draft, don’t be surprised if McKinnie is dealt away for a second rounder or a future first rounder.  The Vikings P.R. department can’t be stupid enough to think that their fans actually consider this guy much more than a black cloud hanging over the team.

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34 Responses to “McKinnie Unveils Possibly Legitimate Excuse”

  1. VAVike says:

    Trade him now. He was benched this season. He’s a two time NFL negative offender. Now he has embarassed the franchise with this Pro Bowl fiasco. I know left tackles are very important, but we can get at least a second rounder for him now. I believe the Velheer kid is going to be great, and we could get him in the second round.

    • bigjohnny84 says:

      Agreed VA. McKinnie has definitely worn out his welcome. The problem is finding someone who wants the giant jackass.

    • Purple Charlie says:

      Agreed about McKinnie, The guy has had to defend himself most of his career!!! It’s time to put forth a effort and replace this guy…

      Nice to meet ya VA Vike.

  2. Lost Viking says:

    Vike have to take a close look at Akwa Owusa-Ansah, CB.

    Best since Visanthe Shiancoe. Signing this guy could drive Paul Allen right over the edge.

    • VAVike says:

      Paul Allen will save himself and cal him AOA.
      He’s a real sleeper in this draft being from IUP. He’s bigger and faster than Robinson(FSU) whom everyone thinks we’ll pick(mock-mock). At 6’1 208, there is room for bulk, but the height we are so desperately lacking at that position.

  3. Fragile Freds says:

    As always YOU people have no compassion, none. This makes perfect sense to your old pal Freds. Have you ever had Plantar Fallaciouses? Huh? Have you? Huh? Didn’t think so! Do not judge a guy when you haven’t had this problem.
    Now that Freds pal Brian is coming clean, you people also need to know Freds also suffers from the same problem. No, it’s true. This disease is terrible!! Common side effects include:
    1) Back aches
    2) Head aches
    3) Blindness
    4) Lil Kimminess ( you know)
    5) Cornrows
    6) A belief that Rap ain’t Crap
    7) An inability to tackle people who weigh more than 135 lbs
    8) An inability to block high end pass rushers or a low end pass rusher who is having a good day
    9) An urge to smack a bar bouncer with a metal pole from time to time.
    10) An inability to call the coaching staff to explain why a player can’t show up for a practice, especially when in Miami.
    11) The ability to make like 3.5 mill per year!!

    So until the time you clowns become doctors or suffer from this disease, just settle down.

    • bigjohnny84 says:

      Sorry Freds I didnt know. I hope that I never get the disease. Freds can you imagine your old pal Johnny getting that disease?

    • Purple Charlie says:

      Freds, I don’t know what to say??? I am so Sorry for being so insensitive to You and McKinnie…

      I’ll try not to let this happen again, But I can’t speak for Johnny…
      so sorry so sorry

      PC the Insensitive clown…

    • starrc10 says:

      Freds, you forgot the worst symptom:

      Twitter becomes your only means of self expression.

  4. Wick Wickman says:

    Trade ‘im. Backup punter and a bag of Frietos would be worth gettin this moron out t’door.

  5. Fragile Freds says:

    Hey Johnny don’t be sorry, this problems allows Brian and Freds to be completely irresponsible, accountable to no one and rich as hell. Can’t be all that bad can it?

    And…please, Freds still trying to get over you as head of security, never mind handing you over the responsiblity that comes form handling this kind of irresponsibility and bling!!

  6. Fragile Freds says:

    Well, Wicks might have a good point with that bag of Frietos idea, thrown in a box of DOTS and Fred says we got a deal!!

    • bigjohnny84 says:

      Freds, are you officialy off of the McKinnie bandwagon? If memory serves me correctly you defended the big dope passionately.

    • Purple Charlie says:

      I Love Dots Freds, I pick thru the Halloween Candy while i’m sitting outside waiting for the kids to come…

      love dots… mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

  7. Viking John says:

    You guys sure you know what you are talking about???
    Go Vikes

  8. Fragile Freds says:


    My opinion on Brian hasn’t changed, the guy is a Putz. But he is an upper tier left tackle and unless we can get proper compensation for him and have a plan to adequately replace him we should keep him.

    Starting the season without a plan at left tackle will spell disaster for the Vikings passing game.

    Again, a good left tackle, not a good guy.

  9. Fragile Freds says:

    Honestly Johnny if its Freds team, I do nothing this coming year unless Farve communicates that he is not coming back. Even if we get a #1 for him this year, a rookie left tackle will probably get burned more than Brian in year 1. If Farve retires, I feel better about putting a higher risk left tackle in the game with a more mobile QB.
    If Favre comes back, the Vikes have to expect to be in the Super Bowl, it is no time to rebuild at left tackle. Like it or not, the dude was a pro bowl tackle last year. Let’s hope this dog ass excuse is real and we see improvement next year.
    He’s not a star, but better than 90% of first year left tackles….timing is everything.
    Long term, move the putz, just not next year. We are too close.

    • bigjohnny84 says:

      Freds, that was a very detailed and eloquent analysis. You would think one of the coaches or players or someone in the organization could get through to this dope. I think a little religion would do a world of good.

    • Purple Charlie says:

      I’m with ya 100% on this Freds, We are too close to tinker with this…

      They need to give him a little more help when he struggles at times. I hope Phil steps it up more now that he has a year under him… I like Big Phil…

  10. coolio says:

    (cringing of the gw feild goal)

  11. Viking John says:

    Freds does have a point. Do you think Phillip could play left tackle Freds?
    Go Vikes

  12. Lost Viking says:

    L’il Kimminess, aka Tinkerballs

  13. VAVike says:

    You guys are right, we are close, and I don’t believe Favre returns without a solid LT. So get him off his planted fattyitus feet for a month, and maybe on his knees praying a certain panther does not get windy ideas.

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