According to a story with the Pioneer Press, Tyrell Johnson is practically ready to hit Free Agency despite it being mid-season.
According to the article he feels he is a "ballhawk" and he alludes to Vikings' defensive scheme is preventing him to making the big plays he feels he is capable of. This may be very true, but I don't think this is his best way of talking himself up for new teams. He is still affiliated with this team, and he has under-performed since he has been drafted by us. I don't see how this could help himself in FA, being as now he could now be viewed as a malcontent to new coaches and his play on the field doesn't exactly back up his talk right here.
Also I don't see how his allusion to our defense goes against his instincts, because he played behind Darren Sharper, the last good ball-hawking safety we had, and played under the same scheme as Sharper. I don't know about the rest of the faithful here at Daily Norseman but after reading this I'm fully ready to cut ties with this kid (but from what I've read from most people on gameday threads they were ready for it long ago).
For his sake, hopefully he does turn his game around for a new team and maybe that's what he needs is a change of scenery but he isn't Ed Reed and I don't think he is going to be despite what he says.