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The Joe Webb Mystery

The Minnesota Vikings in the 6th round of the 2010 NFL draft drafted QB/WR Joe Webb. Originally he was drafted as a wide receiver but Former head coach Brad Childress decided that he would be used exclusively as a quarterback. This was a head coach that was known as a quarterback guru. He was the quarterback’s coach for the Philadelphia Eagles and was given a lot of the credit for developing McNabb into an elite quarterback.

Coach Childress was also credited for drafting Tarvaris Jackson and his development into the NFL. Drafted in 2006, Jackson has been with the Minnesota Vikings for 5 years. He has been a QB that can do well with a lot of talent around him but will never be the leader of the offense. Jackson may be a starting QB in this league in the future,hopefully it is with another team.

Enter into the Joe Webb mystery arena. He is listed as 6’4 and 223lbs, has all the physical qualities of either a QB or an outstanding WR. He is known for his leadership qualities and would be great in the locker room. He has a strong arm and can run like a receiver. Watching the videos can only get the excitement rolling. It is amazing with this amount of talent we have never seen him on the field for the regular season.

Joe Webb 41 yard run vs. Denver Broncos

When the Vikings were down to Percy as their only quality receiver, I question why Joe Webb, even running a straight go route with his speed would not have helped open the field more than Greg (one catch) Lewis or Hank (Playboy) Baskett at WR. Is it possible that Childress was keeping Webb off the field because he was grooming him to be the quarterback of the future? Can it be he wanted to prepare him for the professional level so his debut was not like Tarvaris Jackson’s? We may never know the real reason. Childress always was secretive and defensive about his decisions.

QB Joe Webb TD run

I am sure we are going to be seeing a lot more Joe Webb signs in the stands during the upcoming home games as fans start realizing that the season is now about prospects and our direction for 2011. I would love to see Webb used as a wide receiver or a wildcat option. Let’s at least give him some playing time so we know what we need to get in the 2011 draft and free agents. The horrors of the Childress QB dilemma may keep haunting us for years to come.

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11 Responses to “The Joe Webb Mystery”

  1. phil says:

    lets hope tarvaris gets hurt, or leslie just puts webb in in the 4th quarter

    • CSlinde says:

      Wow. People say it’s unsportsman like to hope for injuries even to another team. I think if you hope for them on your own team you’re just an a-hole.

      • Jack says:

        Seriously an a-hole. Who would wish for your own QB to get injured?

        Anyways, he got around 16 seconds last night; had a pretty nice 10+ yard run for a first down. I like Joe, I think he could eventually be a solid quarterback. His passing needs work though, he went 2-for-5.

  2. VikingsDude says: Cut & Paste to watch some of the Webb Highlites

  3. Nume says:

    Wow 31-7… Didn’t expect that 😀

  4. Fragile Freds says:

    Wow! Buffalo is terrible, Ryan Fitzwilly is terrible. Dude make TJizzle look like a pro qb!

  5. VikingsDude says:

    Jacksom almost looks respectable but you have to remember the Bill’s didn’t have a game plan for a QB that can move

    • Nume says:

      Yeah I dont think favre is in danger of losing his starting spot, presuming his injury isnt too serious… the D played great though as did AD :P.

  6. VikingsDude says:

    I am more wondering if Childress didn’t have a bigger hand in the playing of Tarvaris Jackson. Under Childress he would have never thrown into coverage with a safety over the top. I think Childress was “take what they give you” and ball control…sometimes you need to think outside the box and take a calculated risk.

  7. IceQueen says:

    Yae Theisen!! Here’s to thinking outside of the box- When the Vikings were short on talent (especially the WR positions) WHY didn’t the coaches use Joe Webb, not only to give hime some ‘turf time’ but also to increase his fan base?? IF they plan to keep him around, it’s about time to move him from the shadows and give him some experience, in any position. He very well could be our ‘Quarterback of the Future’ (2011??) why not get him some exposure to maybe sell some tickets next year??

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