As I posted here at the DN, on Tuesday St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter Bob Sansevere was bemoaning the lack of free agent activity from the Minnesota Vikings.
Now, about 48 hours later, he's got another column up on the Pioneer Press website about the Vikings and free agency. The title?
To be honest, I'm not sure what Bob Sansevere's problem is, but I bet it's really hard to pronounce. He's unhappy if the Vikings ARE signing players because he perceives them as not being very good, and he's unhappy if the Vikings AREN'T signing players because they're not being active enough.
You know what I'd like to see? I'd like to see a list of all these big name free agents that Mr. Sansevere feels that the Vikings obviously should have jumped on at this point in the free agency process.
Let me reiterate something. . .
There are very few free agents in this year's class that will help the Vikings that are actually worth signing for the amount of money they're demanding.
For anyone that's been keeping track for a period of time longer than. . .oh, a week or so. . .this is obvious. Yeah, the Vikings haven't signed any "big name" players. . .that has more to do with the fact that there are NO big name players to sign than it does with the Vikings' desire to improve their football team.
Seriously, someone needs to inform these media types that the sky is, indeed, not falling after all. If the Vikings don't sign career #3 WR Kevin Curtis, they're not going to have to forfeit the 2007 season or anything. The draft is still coming, the 1 June cuts are still coming, and we don't know squat about how this team is actually going to perform this coming season. What the "experts" say about the matter doesn't mean anything. Last year, those same "experts" had the New Orleans Saints pegged to win about four games. . .how'd that prediction turn out?
Anyway, as I said yesterday, there's absolutely no reason to panic at this point. I'm not going to panic, nobody I know is going to panic, and nobody with any common sense should panic, either.