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Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

Posted on: June 14, 2010 12:55 pm
If Brett Favre doesn't return for another season with the Minnesota Vikings, there likely will be a two-way battle for starting quarterback. At this point, we know who probably won't be taking snaps for the Vikings. Coach Brad Childress seemed to make that pretty clear this past weekend during Minnesota's mini-camp.

Sage Rosenfels, stuck behind Favre and backup/former starter Tarvaris Jackson, didn't enter a game for the Vikings last season, and the number of snaps he received last weekend gives a pretty good indication how the Vikings view his chances this year, even if Favre doesn't return.

With the Vikings sticking with sixth-round pick Joe Webb as a QB (they had thought about moving him to WR), Childress gave him second-team snaps on Saturday, while Jackson took the first-team reps. Rosenfels, meanwhile, got only two snaps in 11-on-11 drills. That was a boatload of work compared to what Rosenfels received Sunday. Try zero reps. When R.J. Archer is getting more snaps than you, that can't possibly be a positive development in your career.

Rosenfels hasn't been talking, but after listening to Childress say nobody should read much into the decision not to give snaps to Rosenfels and that he simply was trying to get his other QBs some work, the Star Tribune's Judd Zulgad had this bit of analysis in his blog:

You can buy Childress' argument to only a certain degree. Keep in mind, this was the only mandatory minicamp where everyone (well, almost everyone) was supposed to be present. That meant this was the best place for players to get their pre-training camp work. While everyone expects Brett Favre to return, the expectation also has been that  Rosenfels would at least get a chance to battle Tarvaris Jackson for the starting job if Favre does not come back.

That means Rosenfels certainly would have expected to get in some work that might have been close to what Jackson got. But in the end it was Webb who got those snaps.

Rosenfels, entering his eighth season, is three years removed from his best performances, when he replaced Matt Schaub as Houston QB and led the Texans to a 4-1 record in his five starts and finished the 2007 season completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 1,684 yards, 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The question now is: if Favre returns and the Vikings cut loose Rosenfels, does any team think it's worth the gamble to bring in a 32-year-old backup?

--Josh Katzowitz

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Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

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Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

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Since: Apr 6, 2010
Posted on: June 15, 2010 3:00 pm

Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

If the vikings are looking for the next brett favre then maybe they should talk to washington about Colt Brennan. They said coming out of college that he could make all the passes and they compared him to Favre. He would be better then what they have right now

Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: June 15, 2010 2:17 pm

Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

Take the race card and shove it bro. That pathetic cry has long become boring. Get a life, get some pride, and stop the stupidity!

Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: June 15, 2010 2:13 pm

Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

How about you take the racist race card elsewhere numbnuts! Get a life, get some pride, and drop the dumb stuff. We no longer care that people try to cry racism at everything, we simply find it to be pathetic!

Since: Apr 22, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2010 1:59 pm

Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

Why is it that the white QB is always labeled as can "read" defenses and the black QB is labeled as atheletic? If Sage can read defenses and he is strong armed then it appears he has all the tools to be a starter!

Look, if you saw T Jackson play QB you would know he has no idea how to read a D.
I don't care if he is black white purple or green the dude is not smart. He looks lost out there.
I know he has physical tools but that doesn't get you to the super bowl. He may look good in practice but he will never be a great NFL QB. He can not audible into anything decent. He can not check down properly. It is because he is black? No. It is because he is just not a smart QB. I have absolutely no idea what Sage R can or can't do becaue I've seen him play all of one game.

Since: Apr 23, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2010 11:57 am

Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

Gee, they wasted a second round pick to get Jackson.  Then they turned around and sent a 4th rounder to Houston to get Rosenfels. They obviously didn't have a lot of faith in Jackson otherwise they wouldn't have gotten Sage.

What's changed? Absolutely nothing! If T-Jack ended up being the starter they would soon realize why they acquired Rosenfels in the first place. I really think Sage would beat out T-Jack if given the chance.  Maybe that's why he isn't getting the chance. Brad would have to admit he screwed up.

What the hell are you doing Childress?  One of the most talented teams in the NFL and you screw it up!  Show some guts and admit your mistake in thinking T-Joke can be a starting NFL QB.  He has no passion for the game. While you're at it grow a pair and coach like you want to win!

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2010 11:13 am

Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

I agree but I don't think Chilly has even one single doubt about Favre's return.  He doesn't want to fork over money to someone who will never play.
He is happy having TJack as backup and whoever behind TJack doesn't really matter.
Favre will return, TJack will be backup (and probably never see a snap during the regular season unless Favre's wheelchair looses a wheel) and Rosey will be gone.
While I don't necessarily agree that is right move I think it is what will happen.  I can't see them keeping Rosenfels.
He deserves better anyway.  He was shafted by MN and I'm surprised by his poise and professionalism so far.  Had he been most other players he'd be whining and crying to be traded but he has shown true poise during this whole thing...... so far.

Since: Jun 8, 2010
Posted on: June 15, 2010 9:52 am

Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

Being from Houston I know what bad QB's look like (Cody Carlson, Oliver Luck, David Carr).  Jackson nor Rosenfels are in the top 70% of the league.  So neither one is going to do a whole heck of a lot for the Vikes.  If Brett doesn't come back they will need to start either one of them and look to find one for next season.  Just do a lot of reverses to Harvin and lots of handoffs to AP. 

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