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10 Questions: Following A Tough Loss

Need some stress relief after the Vikings found ways to lose to the Packers? Then take some time to answer our ten questions of this week and chat with other frustrated fans in the comments section.

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47 Responses to “10 Questions: Following A Tough Loss”

  1. Brett says:

    Chilly’s being fined by the league.

    Can they fire him too?

  2. B. Grant says:

    Here is one Gabber who is not on the Tjack bandwagon, although I sure wish I could be. As we bemoan Favre’s errors this season, I recall that it was TJack in the last meaningful game he played throwing a pick 6 to a Philly defender to seal a playoff loss. While I was not a fan of going the Favre route, at this moment I believe he is clearly our best bet for salvaging this season.

    As we all know, the most popular player on a struggling team is the backup QB. Surely, the fans say, he can do better and come to our rescue. Deep down we all know that TJack is not a “come to our rescue QB”. I would love to be wrong, but Billicek will confuse that young man into numerous misreads and a few errors.

    We may not have a choice, but the fact is that TJ has yet to prove himself as an NFL QB. I don’t say that to be cruel, just factual.

    • Fragile Freds says:


      Did you forget the fact that old Banjo has 2 fractures in his ankle? Given a healthy Farve, he’s probably a better choice than TJ. Based on what we’ve seen with the bad wing and bad angle, Fred would chose the back up right now. Agree with the fact that he is not a “look forward to” kind of guy, but Favre is pretty beaten up.

      • c.carterhof says:

        Old Grandad may not be done yet Freddy.

        Of course it is easy to say things like this when it aint “your” ankle.

        • Fragile Freds says:


          I really expect Favre to start this week. I just fear as in New York he will continue to be the gun slinger who plays hurt and limps around and kills the team with his play. Farve has been quoted the year after he left the Jets saying that he probably shouldn’t have played because his bicep was in such bad shape. I fully expect to hear him say the same thing next year that his ankle was so bad he couldn’t play very well. The Jet head coach should have pulled him a couple years back and now it’s time to see if coach of the year Brad has the seeds to sit him down to heal until he is well enough to help the team instead of hurt the team.

          Favre is so selfish there is no way he will pull himself out, Baldeene will have to do it for him.

      • B. Grant says:

        Ohhh fractures, schmactures, get back in there and win one for your dear old Chili!

  3. B. Grant says:

    One final thought toward the officating…

    Isn’t it interesting that the NFL reply system actually enabled a correct call to be overturned and made wrong by replay (the Shiancoe TD). I’ll bet no one envisioned that happening when the idea was born. This is not just a wrong call, but an overturned correct call being made wrong by a referee given the opportunity to see the play from several different angles. Embarassing, ‘eh Roger.

  4. B. Grant says:

    Sorry – “replay”

  5. bigjohnny84 says:

    On the Tjack front, lets not forget the playbook gets cut in half with him under center. I say damn Childo for putting Vikes in this situation at qb. sage would have been a lot better option to spell Favre.

    • Brett says:

      Why does the playbook get cut in half? TJ has more experience practicing in the system…

      • c.carterhof says:

        There are two playbooks, one for Favre and another for Jackson. TJ’s is the thinner one.

        • Brett says:

          Wait, what? Really? Why? (And for the heck of it… when? who? how?)

          Explain to this youngin’ please.

          • c.carterhof says:

            Well Brett, maybe he’s learned some the last 2 years. I hope so.
            I just remember 2008, it looked as if the playcalling changed from Jackson to Gus. It seemed like it was run left, run up the middle, play action roll right, punt.

          • bigjohnny84 says:

            Brett, sadly Tjack doesnt have the mental capacity to grasp the whole playbook and probably never will. If he cant learn it in 4 years it’s pretty hopeless I suspect. It leaked out when Favre first got here that Childo could only use half the playbook with Tjack. Sad, sad story for sure.

          • Jon says:

            for TJs sake, he never played with a high caliber offense like we have now, with TJ’s speed, AP’s speed, harvins speed, moss speed, shiancoes mobility you can put anyone in there (who isn’t going through a physical/mental break down) and they’ll be half decent.

            I mean, we’ve lost every game by a TD, with 14 turnovers through 6 games, thats impressive in itself. I’m ready for TJ to just go out there and show everyone whats up. This is probably the best time/place for him to step up.

            Im excited for the patriots game, hopefully TJ starts, at least a couple games to let Favre heal and be given the vikings again after 3 wins.

          • Fragile Freds says:

            Jons –

            “for TJs sake, he never played with a high caliber offense like we have now”

            Please explain, your old pal is confused.

          • Jon says:

            well for me it seems like 2008 our offense was playing with 2 different Qb’s in an out every week. We didn’t have the “swag” we do now. We played a full season last year where our offense was confident and knew what to do, and how to do it. We have harvin now, which is a huge difference. We also have Shiancoe (even though he hasn’t been used as much as I think he should be so far this year), our offense is just more in tune than when the last time TJ stepped onto the field.

          • Fragile Freds says:

            Freds a little slow, you’re right, more tools on offense than the last time for sure.

  6. c.carterhof says:

    Adrian isnt giving up!

    • Jon says:

      ya its good reading AP, Harvins, Shiancoes, (dare i say it) Berrians, Robinsons twitters. Those guys think football day and night.

      Mckinnie on the other hand. talks about his record label, rapping, clubbing, serena williams, and an occasional football tweet about college football..and thats it lol

  7. CalVkg says:

    favre will start
    favre will start
    favre will start
    favre will start
    favre will start
    favre will start
    favre will start

    might not finish, but
    favre will start

    don’t fool yourselves
    it’s the record, got it?

  8. Tomb... says:

    Well, gentlemen. Frustrating ride so far this year.

    If T Jack jumps in for everybody’s favorite interception machine, it could be interesting.

    I don’t have any stats or anything to back it up–on account of I’m inherently lazy–but it seems like T Jack has historically been better when he wasn’t “coached up” by Squidward and staff. Throw him in and I’d guess he’d have a pretty good game.

    Another interesting thought bouncing around in my shiftless head is how Moss may impact T Jack’s game. Granted, Moss may have lost a step, but he’s still a ridiculous threat (when he wants to play, amirite??). Culpepper certainly wasn’t the noteable QB without Moss that he was WITH Moss.

    With T Jack’s mobility, he can certainly buy time for Moss to get deep, and he can sling the long ball.

    Will he turn the season around? Yeah right, I’m not that foolish, but it’d be interesting to see what he could do with this better set of weapons around him.

    By the way, calling our D Line a wall seems apropos, as walls can’t move anything. What in the name of Zeus’ butthole happened since last year? Can we start calling Jared Allen’s new wife Yoko, as she seems to have broken up the band?

    • Fragile Freds says:

      Greetings Tombs –

      Freds big fear is that TJizzle will be so intimidated by Moss’ screaming at him that he is always open, he may break down into tears. Moss will abuse our 5th year rookie QB.

      Just wait, Moss will ruin this team with his nonsense.

      • Jon says:

        heyoo tomb.

        well considering pat williams retired this year, thats why the “wall” isn’t as wally lol.

      • Tomb... says:

        It’s certainly possible, my fragile friend, but Squidward calling out his players thru the media seems more disruptive than one occasionally diva receiver.

        Gads I cannot help but wonder what Belichick could do with this team.

  9. Fragile Freds says:


    Please don’t tease your old pal Fragile like this. Freds has been waiting for your weekly critique of the offensive line play against the packers.

    Your thoughts?

    • Jon says:

      Im kinda new to his site but do you write in 3rd person Fragile Fred? or am I missing something? 🙂

    • B. Grant says:

      You want I should break my vow, Freds? OK.

      Improved. Its a relative thing, but Sullivan is our best center. Anthony looked motivated. I think any group with any pride whatsoever had to be embarassed by the abuse Favre took from Dallas. As many yards as AP got, some of the structure to the run game still confuses me, but it will be that way, so…

  10. krugjr says:

    “12 men in the huddle” will haunt chilly for the rest of his head coaching career…….and it won’t be that long

    new coach and a QB draft

    let the rebuilding begin!

    GO VIKES!!!!!

    • Tomb... says:

      A glaring result of our coach having only 12 I.Q.’s in his shiny head.

      Here’s another thought that’s been bouncing around in my addled brain: with the wall being, as Jon noted, less “wally,” and our LB corps being pretty solid, would a transition to a 3-4 be an interesting thought for next year?

      • Jon says:

        ionno allen would not like the 3-4 thats for sure. maybe allen is just having a bad year, he needs to bulk up a bit i mean with his size you would think speed would be his advantage but all season hes trying to push through a 6’6 giant instead of getting around him

        i think hes suffering from little man syndrome? or he got married, cut the mullet, came out with a cookbook and lost his drive. mmm who nkows

        • Brett (Name change TBD) says:

          I don’t think so… Allen never tries to run through anyone. He does that little shimmy than tries to run to the outside.

          • Jon says:

            lately i’ve been seeing him grab the pads as much as they grab his. just looks more like a grudge match rather than cat and mouse.

          • Fragile Freds says:

            Name change? Why? Don’t do it Brett!

            But if you must, Freds suggests the following:

            1) Regis
            2) The artist formerly known as Brett
            3) BJohnny’s long lost son from another mother
            4) Chilly’s missing hair
            5) Adrian’s Peters Son
            6) Pine tar boy
            7) Quisenberry (ask your mom and dad, they will get the fine humor in that one!)

            See, now that you’ve read all those dog ass suggestions, how does Brett sound now?

            Your welcome,


            Your old pal Fragile

  11. c.carterhof says:

    The NFL informed Vikings coach Brad Childress on Tuesday that he has been fined $35,000 for violating longstanding league policies that prohibit public criticism of officiating and the disclosure of confidential conversations with the head of the NFL officiating department.

    From Judd.

  12. Lost Viking says:

    Just a short tweet out of the wilderness but I believe last week’s prediction of a Viking 27 1/2 to 25 victory over Packer was more accurate than final score indicates.

    Credit Vike the 3 1/2 being the difference between Visant’s (rhymes w/ pissant) TD and the FG. Packer score should be reduced 3 1/2 being difference between Quarless TD drop and a FG.

    Accurate but its the 2 points in the standing that matter…

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