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Vikings need to look elsewhere at QB

Posted on: December 13, 2010 10:55 pm
T. Jackson did not look good in his first start since the end of the 2008 season (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The Tarvaris Jackson era got a reboot tonight when Brett Favre’s shoulder didn’t allow him to continue his streak of 297-straight starts.

Conventional wisdom says the Vikings – and interim and maybe future head coach Leslie Frazier – have the opportunity to see what Jackson can accomplish as the starter.

Well, to see if he can improve on his performances the last time he started for Minnesota – from 2006-08, he started 19 games and went 10-9, and for most of his career, he’s been an average quarterback. Maybe slightly better than average.

Obviously, with the way Favre played last season, the Vikings felt like they had to ride him as long as they could. But now that Favre is out – probably for the season and his career – Jackson gets another look-see.

If tonight is any indication, the Vikings – who took a 21-3 pounding from the Giants in Detroit – need to go in another direction.

The Vikings offense was absolutely brutal. RB Adrian Peterson had 14 carries for 26 measly yards. After a quality first quarter from WR Sidney Rice, he disappeared for the rest of the game. And then there was Jackson.

Before I show you the statistics, know this: the Detroit fan base, who spent minutes of its time doing the Wave and who were passionless for either squad, chanted for backup Joe Webb to replace Jackson. Face it, the rookie sixth-round pick couldn’t have done much worse.

Look at the numbers put up by Jackson: 15 for 30 for 118 yards and an interception. What does that tell you?

Late in the first quarter, Jackson took the snap and attempted to hand off to Peterson. The two instead banged knees, and a few minutes later, both hobbled off the field. In reality, there wasn’t much reason for Jackson to return. Even with a shoulder that didn’t allow Favre to throw, perhaps Favre would have been the better choice to start the game anyway.

Because at this point, if you compare the Jackson of tonight to the Jackson of two years ago, he hasn’t improved. In fact, he’s regressed.

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Vikings need to look elsewhere at QB

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Posted on: December 10, 2011 8:54 am

Vikings need to look elsewhere at QB

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Since: Jun 9, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2010 1:10 pm

Vikings need to look elsewhere at QB

Ajasys, if you are that short sighted that your memory only allows you to remember arguably one of the best QB's of all time by a few lousy games in his final year, I feel sorry for you. I take it the only thing you remember of Jerry Rice is his time in Oakland where he was basically a decoy? Or Marino's last year where he took so many lumps on the head he's still woozy? C'mon, give your head a shake. When I look back at the greats, it's not their low points I think of, it's all the times they left you wondering. "How'd they do that?". If that's not the case for you, I truly feel sorry for you.

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2010 12:55 pm

Vikings need to look elsewhere at QB

Had they not given their 3 pick for NO MOSS they could trade up this year and get Luck or CAM now they are screwed

Since: Jul 11, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2010 10:27 am

Vikings need to look elsewhere at QB

jimnasium...the reason we don't want to give him a chance is because he's had his shot. he's 10-10 as a starting QB, with all 10 of those wins coming from a time when the Vikings D was putting up points consistantly. He's not a good QB. It wasn't like this was the 1st time he's played, we've seen this all before.

Since: Dec 31, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2010 9:50 am

Vikings need to look elsewhere at QB

Vikings need to look elsewhere at QB?  Really??  No!  Do tell.  Tarvaris Jackson sucks, and that's putting it mildly.  He should not, and does not, deserve to be in purple, or anywhere else in the NFL for that matter, next year.

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2010 8:51 am

Vikings need to look elsewhere at QB

I dont know why Minny fans dont want to give Jackson a chance .... If the poor kid had some time to throw the ball he might be something... that line looked like swiss cheese against the Giants ...

Since: Nov 20, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2010 7:30 am

Vikings need to look elsewhere at QB

Jackson was Childress' pet project anyway, so he's already gone & he knows it, he's also a free agent. I like the Kevin Kolb idea, at least for next year but they also need to draft multiple QBs this coming April. Because they're going to be down 2 QB's. I don't see how anybody could be sold on Kolb being that great because he hasn't proven that for a full season, or even for a few games. Wherever he is next year, he'll be coming in with a lot of pressure to prove himself and that could be counter-productive.  Joe Webb? Don't even think about it.   I hate to admit this but losing more games this year puts my Vikings in a better position to draft a good QB. They still have the nucleus of a good team to contend next season.

Since: Sep 15, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2010 7:22 am

Vikings need to look elsewhere at QB

Kevin Kolb would be a very good fit for this team.  Unfortunately, unless he is a free agent next year the Eagles will not give him up easily.  Either Minnesota needs to get a quality QB going into next year (And a rookie is NOT the answer if they want to take advantage of APs remaining years), or trade AP away and stop ruining his career, and get value for him while they still can!

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