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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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Since: Jun 8, 2010
Posted on: June 15, 2010 9:49 am

Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2010 7:16 am

Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

Interesting how Josh Katzowitz can read minds. Joe Webb certainly doesn't need practice ya boob. Favre isn't there and Jackson has been deemed 2nd choice? Why? Well, here is a quote from Chilly in 2008. This is how he operates, albeit not the way Viking fans like. These 3 are ALL 2nd string QB's right now so at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter until he makes a decision. Don't try to make it for him because you are clueless. They will keep 3 QB's. We know Jackson is "probably" one and the jury is out on Webb. Go find the article that says Childress is going to keep him as a third string clip board carrier or with his athletic ability, put him at WR or special teams. 

“I’m always looking at what’s giving us the best opportunity to win,” he said. “If it’s Tarvaris, it’s Tarvaris. If it’s Gus Frerotte, it’s Gus Frerotte. J.D. Booty, it’s J.D. Booty. I know I was asked a question yesterday, is that the guy who who’s going to be the quarterback at the end of the week? That’s something that is ongoing. You don’t crown a guy king and then the king doesn’t have any clothes on and you say, ‘Hey, he’s still the king.’ You just need to make sure you’re doing the right thing there. We’re chewing on a bunch of things right now and making sure he’s the best guy for us to go forward.” 

How's that for drama? Good job Mr. Katzowitz. Maybe you should buy a lottery ticket. This story gives a pretty good indication that Rosenfels is still a Viking. Nothing more.

Since: Aug 12, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2010 11:43 pm

Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

I hope they do cut him so the Texans can resign him.

Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2010 9:43 pm

Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

im a texans fan, i know sage  is a good qb he got the texans out of trouble i no he made mistakes but who doesnt we r only  human he deserves a shot and i think the vikings  r going to get left behind kicking them selfs on their rear...

Since: Jun 2, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2010 8:47 pm

Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

i agree with the shut up about race crap i'm sick of it too!

Since: Jun 2, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2010 8:44 pm

Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

I'm a Vikings fan who is tired of the QB situation thats going on in Minnesota.first of all with all the free agents QB's out there why wouldn't the Vikings pick up one of them? you would have to be drunk if you thought Tarvaris Jackson is a good QB or how about Rosenfels do you really think he's the man to lead the Vikings past the Packers this year?oh whatever Rosenfels should get the job over Jackson if Favre dosn't come back.i'm just sick of the Favre situation it's getting old the Vikings need a leader to lead them to the playoffs.

Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2010 7:36 pm

Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

So is Booty still with the Vikings? I really see no future in Booty, he is just too weak-armed and unathletic.

Since: Sep 20, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2010 6:57 pm

Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

Shut up with the race crap. Black this Black that crap

Since: Sep 20, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2010 6:55 pm

Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

Farve has got to get off his high horse and make up his mind. This is getting pretty annoying reading this stuff everyday. Eigther he wants to play or he doesn't.
Joe Montana did not do it like this. He always had class. When it was time it was time. Now he is enjoying life with his family. Maybe Farve is missing the ass slaps he gives all the guys. Hey? Who knows? Just make up your mind by the end of the week and report to camp like a man.

Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2010 6:10 pm

Some Sage advice for Rosenfels - make other plans

I am a Vikiangs fan too and agree with you. I feel bad for Rosenfels and hope they cut him to give him an opportunity elsewhere. I personally dislike Childress tremendously and think he i svastly overrated. He has made some good moves but does not come across as much of a players's coach. I still say the Vikings will never make a Super Bowl with him at the helm.

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