FanPost

Looking Back

So, the Vikings won and head into the playoffs with their heads held high.  Still, the naysayers will point to the Giants having clinched home field throughout and their subsequent decision to rest key players during the finale as the reason the Vikings were able to complete the comeback.

Someone had noted earlier that Tavaris Jackson could be considered the second string quarterback playing because of an injury to Frerotte.  But TJack doesn't get any credit for the job he's done in Frerotte's stead.

I also have a question about what exactly is a backup or second stringer in the NFL.

Chester Taylor was a career backup before rushing for more than 1300 yards in his Viking debut season.

Michael Turner career backup before joining Atlanta this season and...

Players who make an NFL roster are NFL players.  For one reason or another, albeit talent is surely one, they haven't had a full time opportunity.  Not every player begins his career as a starter.  It is more than likely that you play some sort of reserve role for a period of time before you excel.  So, all of this talk about Giant backups should be put to rest.

This FanPost was created by a registered user of The Daily Norseman, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the staff of the site. However, since this is a community, that view is no less important.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Daily Norseman

You must be a member of Daily Norseman to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Daily Norseman. You should read them.

Join Daily Norseman

You must be a member of Daily Norseman to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Daily Norseman. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker