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Vikings preparing to start Joe Webb

Posted on: December 22, 2010 3:58 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit

The Vikings are priming rookie quarterback Joe Webb to start this week against the Philadelphia Eagles. Brett Favre did not practice Wednesday due to a variety of ailments (the newest being a concussion suffered Monday night against the Bears). Not that Favre's injury status on Wednesday matters after he went from "out" to "questionable" Monday, but Leslie Frazier says the veteran is day-to-day.

Of course, we’ve fallen for this trick before. And with Sunday’s game being a nationally-televised primetime affair, we’re taking the news of Webb starting with the proper grain of salt.

Against Chicago, Webb looked every bit like the raw sixth-round rookie that he is. If his first read wasn’t open, he was quick to tuck the ball and run. Often times, he ran directly into the pass-rush. Webb showed some zip as a passer when he had time to stand in a clean pocket, but he more than one occasion, he was also baited into interceptions/near interceptions in those scenarios.

Whether it’s Webb under center or You Know Who once again, there’s still plenty of reason to watch Sunday night. After all, there’s no longer a question about who starts at quarterback for the Eagles.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:17 pm

Vikings preparing to start Joe Webb

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Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: December 23, 2010 10:55 am

Vikings preparing to start Joe Webb


Simple presumption from a clearly simple imbecile.  And I know it's ad nauseam at this point, but take the advice of the masses and take your pinky off shift while spewing nonsensical garbage.

If I look deep down in myself in the context of Brett Favre, what I see is the remains of deep respect, upon which he has spent 3 years diarrheaing.

I rip Favre out of a complete and total lack of respect for the man.  It's that simple.

Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2010 9:38 am

Vikings preparing to start Joe Webb

evadzed, you are right, Favre doesn't need the money (but might if Sterger sues and his wife divorces him).  But what the guy obviously needs is the ego stroking.  He can't get out of the spotlight, even when he obviously needs to. He eats these press conferences and "miraculous" recoveries up.  His skills have diminished to the point where he is a not even a top 20 QB and looks like he might be putting himself in physical danger being out there.  I am a bears fan and have watched the guy pillage us for years, so I am a damn good judge of when his skills are eroding.  The Bears D is pretty good this year, but he made us look like the 85 Bears outside of a 1 yd screen pass to Harvin that he took the rest of the way on his own.  He looked like an old man out there Monday.  He can't get back fast enough to hand the ball of off, can't scramble anymore, and looks generally confused out there since he has deemed that he doesn't need to practice or watch film.  
A healthy Favre was a good thing for the NFL.  He was a great player to watch and brought in the fans.  But now, he just looks old.  
I would like to change you last CAPS filled sentence to smart NFL fans should want him to play next year because with his rotting HOF corpse out there, he brings the Vikes down with him.  Sure Jackson and Webb are not the answer, but a geriatric glory hog isn't the answer either.  The Vikes need to take a look at Webb over the next couple games to see if he is a decent backup and then decide what they need to do in the draft and off season.  There are some decent QB's in the draft this upcoming year and their record should get them a decent pick.   

Since: Dec 20, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2010 8:23 am

Vikings preparing to start Joe Webb

I am a huge fan of Favre.  I do however believe this should/will be his last year. It is, if I am not mistaken, the last year of the contract.  If some team decides to offer the man  contract I would not be against him turning it down.  I would not turn down a multi-million dollar contract.  This season though will go down as his worst by far.  I hate to see what the Vikings are putting out there every Sunday. 

Joe Webb, in my opinion, should get to start the next two games.  Webb did not have a very bad game Monday night.  He came in with his team down. They were playing in sub par conditions.  He was 15/26 for 129 yds 2 int. against one of the better Defenses in the NFL.  He also ran for 38 yards on 6 carries (just over six yards per carry). Not horrible given the position he was put in. Favre now needs to be do what a QB should do on the sidelines and mentor Webb.

Frazier is now coaching for his job next year.  It is time to start deciding who will be the leader of this offensse next season. No disrespect to Peterson, but the QB is the leader of an offense.  If Webb does not seem to have what it takes, I like the idea Kennebec brought up of bringing in Kolb from Philly.  Hasselbeck will stay in Seattle til he retires and McNabb is a guy out for himself.  Mcnabb has always been overrated in my mind.   

Since: Dec 17, 2010
Posted on: December 22, 2010 11:52 pm

Vikings preparing to start Joe Webb

Shame on Andy Benoit and anybody else who falls for the will Brett play or not play trick. He will play Sunday and he is going to play all of next season too. I know I will not be surprised when he says at the end of this season he is retiring and then the last week of 2011 training camp he will announce that he feels good and will play one more season. Brett Favre "The Neverending Story".

Since: Aug 15, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2010 9:24 pm

Vikings preparing to start Joe Webb

Even though Farve says he is not going to play, the game is Nationally Televised. We all know last minute he will be lining up, pads and all, with everyone else getting ready to take the field. He ended up with concussed because the Bears weren't going to take his drama hands down!! Being a HUGE Vikings fan, I really REALLY hope that he hangs up his pads at the end of the season and retires. He is better off with the High School kids that still look up to him!

Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: December 22, 2010 9:24 pm

Vikings preparing to start Joe Webb

In a related story Vikings fans purchase extra cyanide tablets for Christmas this year.  And somewhere Brad Childress is laughing......

Since: Nov 21, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2010 9:16 pm

Vikings preparing to start Joe Webb

Evadzed...  I rip brent because I am jealous?  Dude... I saw the photo.  Trust me, I am NOT jealous!  Wink  As a suggestion, please turn off caps.  Your scores improve dramatically.

Since: Mar 23, 2010
Posted on: December 22, 2010 9:08 pm

Vikings preparing to start Joe Webb

My bitter thought - how does Childress get to fade into obscurity only to resurface again somewhere else?  And are the those vocal Vikings fans who are ranting about strting Webb really that senseless or young when it comes to football?????

I believe it was a good move to bring Favre in as QB.  Even this year.  TJ is not going to be it for this team.  That may be due to the complicated system that Childress was tying to use or it maybe just an over reliance on physical ability to make up for a lack of mental sharpness.  TJ is more capable than I am - but he is not more capable that 50% of the starting QBs in the league.

All this said (bringing Favre back) still doesnt address the lack of future positioning for a QB.  the Vikings are positioned for a QB entering retirement, a QB entering the freee agent market as a back up at best, and a third string QB who could be starting as a Wide out but could start as a QB in about 3 years.  WTF???

No matter how you view this Childress was trying to compete for a superbowl without any effort to look into the future for this team.  He should have been fired a year ago just on his personnel decisions!!!!!  And someone should be looing at the other front office people to explain what they were doing regarding the strategic view for the team.

Best thing in my oppinion:  (1) is to bring in a veteran (Hasselback, McNabb) and draft a first round QB for the future or (2) trade the nuber one pick plus a late round for Kolb from Philly.  He has p[roven he can be a francise QB with long term potential.  Worht a number 1 and probally less of a gamble (remember the other #1s that are working with us in the private sector???)

In Summary - Childress was horrible for his personnel moves and should have been fired earlier.  Get a coach and a GM and get us back to the playoffs!!!!!!!!

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