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Friday Full Of Quarterbacks

According to multiple outlets, including this one, Brad Childress will be heading to Florida tomorrow.

He is scheduled to be a guest speaker (those poor bastards) at a coaches clinic in Gainesville. 

Many Florida players will be drafted and many will be drafted early this year.  However, no name will garner more attention than that of Tim Tebow, despite the fact that many draftniks have him being drafted after four or five other Gators.

Childress has scheduled to work out the draft eligible players and a large contingent of Vikings personnel is expected to be on hand.

Among the players of interest that could possibly work out are Tebow, center Maurkice Pouncey, middle linebacker Brandon Spikes, defensive end Carlos Dunlap, defensive end Jermaine Cunningham, safety Major Wright, and wide out Riley Cooper.

There is much speculation as to where Tebow could land in the draft.  Center Maurkice Pouncey is expected to be a late first round selection, and I currently have him going to the Vikings in my mock draft.  Dunlap is a first round talent that could slide into the second due to off the field issues and work ethic concerns.  Cunningham, Wright, and Cooper are anticipated to start drawing interest around the third round.

Childress has been kind when talking about Tebow in the past, but that should not be taken as an indication of interest.  After all, what benefit would come of bad mouthing a prospect prior to the draft?

Childress did get ringing endorsements about Tebow from Florida Head Coach Urban Meyer, which is no surprise.  Tebow has been somewhat “thrown under the bus” in recent months by a couple of wide receivers that have played with him and have said he isn’t a “real quarterback.”  Percy Harvin is not of that mindset, apparently, and also gave his endorsement to Coach Childress.

While the Vikings press on Friday will revolve around their presence in Florida, it is also important to note that Offensive Coordinator Darrell Bevel will be attending Jimmy Clausen’s much anticipated Pro Day.  For some hack bloggers out there (anybody know one?) Clausen’s pro day is when he will have a chance to mute all the critics and get the media on board with what most of the scouts already know… Clausen is the top quarterback in this draft.

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9 Responses to “Friday Full Of Quarterbacks”

  1. Fragile Freds says:

    Holy crow! Chilly must be grinding right now trying to narrow down the topics of his big talk tomorrow, word has it that he has narrowed it down to one of the following topics:

    1) 12 men in the huddle, what a stupid rule.
    2) How do teach your running back to hold on to the ball.
    3) How to smell pot in the car seat of a prospective player.
    4) Kick ass offense. Told ya!
    5) The jump pass, fact or fiction
    6) Favre. Banjo? or job saver?
    7) Coach speak. How to talk and say nothing.
    8) Pants on the ground? or hair on my head?
    9) Fat chicks, love ’em or feed ’em (guest speaker, Johnnys)

  2. c.carterhof says:

    Fragile Freds, you are one messed up dude.

  3. Fragile Freds says:


    It’s not easy being Freds…

    • bigjohnny84 says:

      Freds, you’d really have me as a guest speaker on fat chicks? I dont think you would like my speech. But what the hell, bring it on. I do like your list on Childos topics though. and I agree, it cant be easy being Freds. Kinda reminds me of Rodney Dangerfield.

  4. Purple Charlie says:

    Freds, You might be messed up, But you are very good at it… Charles loves your list of Chilly Philosophy…

    And I can’t think of a better speaker on Big Girls than our Johnny…

  5. bigjohnny84 says:

    Thanks again Charlie, its nice to have somebody watching my back. Not sure I can count on Freds for that.

  6. Lost Viking says:

    What is this fascination with Florida Gator?

    How does an NFL team benefit from establishing a pipeline to one particular school? The exclusivity shown to Florida program can’t be in the long term interest of the Viking

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