James Harrison via twitter. Concerning the Saints bounty system and Goodell's equitable (or inequitable) NFL mandated punishments.
I’m not the only one noticing the excellent job Frazier and his staff are doing with this year’s North team.
"The Minnesota coaches are real," Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Denard told Wiederer. "Coach Frazier put a lot of fire in our eyes. I like the way he talks. He let us know this was a big step and that we need to go hard every play all day long to stand out."
The North squad players are not the only individuals standing out. Frazier and his staff are standing out as a passionate and talented group of coaches. Coming off a 3-13 season, the Vikings have a lot of holes to fill on the roster and a lot of improvement to make overall.
If their performance during Senior Bowl practices this week is any indication, the Vikings coaching staff is already hard at work.
--Mike Wobchall, vikings.com
Who's The Viking's Worst Corner? Well, let's go down the list of the worst corners of the 2011-12 NFL season and find out.
Shouldn't have to look to far down...
Rank Name Team QB Rating Against
1 Quentin Jammer SD 129.9
2 Captain Munnerlyn CAR 126.9
3 E.J. Biggers TB 119.2
4 Cedric Griffin MIN 114.1
5 Justin King SL 113.1
6 Kareem Jackson HST 110.9
7 Aqib Talib TB 109.8
8 Devin McCourty NE 106.2
9 Drayton Florence BUF 103.3
10 Aaron Ross NYG 102.8
Q: How has John Sullivan played this season?
A: Really well, our offensive line has done a good job in pass protection and running the ball. The center is the anchor and I’m really proud of the way he’s played.
does Musgrave watch the same line we do
According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, LT Matt Kalil of USC is going pro. That should make our decision in the 1st round next year a little easier.
In the Minnesota-Detroit game, on the exhilarating final play, Parry had one player to watch -- quarterback Joe Webb. And while Webb floated to the left trying to make a play as time expired, Detroit linebacker DeAndre Levy grabbed Webb's facemask and twisted it. Clearly a flag should have been thrown. No flag. Levy sacked Webb, the ball was fumbled, it got kicked around, and the game ended.
What should have happened: The Vikings should have gotten an untimed final down from the Lions five-yard line (half-the-distance from the spot of the foul, which occurred at the 11).
The non-call could play a major role in the NFC playoff race. The Lions are 8-5. We'll never know if they should be 7-6. Now, who bears responsibility? Parry's sole job is to watch the passer, but the ref was shielded because Webb's back was to him. Bowers' job is to watch Toby Gerhart and action in the offensive backfield. So I'd say Parry should have been able to see the severe twisting of the helmet and assumed the only way it could have been jerked like that was grabbing the facemask ... and he should have been backstopped by Bowers. As it was, a huge call with playoff implications was missed.
"I don't like going to Detroit," Jared Allen told MLive.com. "I'll be honest. It's gloomy, it sucks. Everything is brown, and then there is snow on the ground. There's like brownstones everywhere, and I'm like, 'Awesome.' I don't know, I couldn't do it. If I had to live in Detroit, I think I'd just drown myself in the river that was across the way."
Just a reminder, ladies and gentlemen, that the first of the two public hearings about the Vikings' stadium situation will be held in Room 15 of the State Capitol tomorrow afternoon from 9 AM to 1 PM. Hopefully some of you fine people are planning on going. If you are, leave us a FanPost to let us know how it all went.