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The Watch Begins

There are a few offseason moves that could happen very quickly.  Here are some things we will be watching for over the following weeks:


Obviously, the 2010 Vikings will be greatly defined by the decision that Brett Favre has ahead of him.  Favre is under contract through 2010, with $13 million awaiting him should he decide to return for another shot at it.


Pat Williams promised to retire if the Vikings won the Super Bowl, but made no indication as to what he would do if their season ended early.  At 38, Pat Williams could make the very understandable decision to hang up his cleats once and for all.


It hasn’t been talked about much, but Ryan Longwell is another Viking that is old enough to be considering retirement after another disappointing end to a season.


The Vikings defense missed Henderson greatly after he suffered a gruesome injury late in the year.  Questions as to if/when Henderson will be back into football shape immediately arose and his rehab will be a main storyline throughout the offseason.


With Tony Dungy endorsing his cause, Frazier could very well find himself a head coaching position this year leaving the Vikings searching for a new defensive coordinator.  While the Vikings elongated season seemingly hurt Frazier’s chances of getting a gig, there are still a few spots where he could end up.  Keep an eye on Oakland’s situation with Tom Cable.


The Vikings running backs coach has done a good job of teaching Adrian Peterson many things.  One thing he has not been able to coach Peterson through has been his fumble problems.  I hate to say it, but don’t be surprised if the Vikings part ways with Bieniemy in an effort to find a way to fix Peterson’s problem that was the single biggest factor in their playoff loss.

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10 Responses to “The Watch Begins”

  1. pantsontheground says:

    Pants On The Ground…Pants On The Ground…New Orleans put your Pants On The Ground…

  2. Kevin WI says:

    Just wanted to say thank you Adam for this great Blog.

    I think Favre will come back and he will say he is coming back for only one year win or lose….he likes this team too much to give up on it.

    I think Biemmeny (sp?) tied Peterson in knots and is one reason Adrian dropped off on yards/carry. I think Biemmeny is gone….however, Childress rarely gets down on his coaches, so we’ll see…But I agree that a change is needed.

  3. olderthandirt says:

    Thanks Adam for the excellent Viking Blog. A place to vent, and make absurd predictons of a Viking Super Bowl!!! Oh,……… really??? Looks like the same old Vikes of yesteryear. Always finding a way to shoot themselves in the foot. Unbelievable opportunities lost. We had a remarkable run with the help of a pretty easy schedule. Next year won’t be nearly as easy. We blew it big time. But that’s why you play the game.

    Thanks again Adam.

    Thanks for the great season Brett!! Come back if you have a hankering.

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  5. VikingDude says:

    Early Morning : Dammmmmmm…. It wasn’t a bad dream. Awesome game… we should have been on the winning side. I am not sure the “ticker” could handle much more.

  6. Skee says:

    It sure is nice to log in here and see that other people are as demented as I am in liking this team. Vikingdude – that is the first thing I thought when I crawled out of bed – it wasnt just a bad dream damn it. I was hoping it wouldnt suck so much today, but it does.

  7. Bill McCabe says:

    Why the discrepancy in number of knock-downs Favre vs Brees. Was the NO line that much superior both ways? Many of the hits could have been called late hits but no retaliation by the Viking D line on Brees.

    The cheap shot on Favre after handing off was just like to one on Warner which knocked him out of the game. Standing and watching the play and being blind-sided.

    Was there a bounty?

    It just looked really one-sided to me.

    Bill in Illnois

  8. John says:

    COME BACK BRETT. Brett is one helluva qb and anyone who blames him or rips him for the game should be completely embarrased. We would never have been in the game if it wasnt for him. The better team lost this game. We turned the ball over too much but their offense was too inefficient to win that game so therefore we lost the game, they did not win.

  9. Viking John says:

    Pretty hard to win a big game with 5 turnovers. With any luck we win that game without a doubt. But remember, we are Vikings fans and we are use to disappointment. We were so close, just like in years before. We will need to look at the draft now. Sounds like Griffen tore his ACL so CB will be a major need. Good season but I wanted more….
    Go Vikes

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