Sunday, July 27, 2008

Fill your head with fantasies of Jackson to Berrian

According to the Pioneer Press, Tarvaris Jackson and Bernard Berrian have been spending a lot of time working on football together.

I'm starting to believe. There's no reason for people to have great faith that Tarvaris Jackson will star this season--but I also see no reason to have firm belief that he'll suck, either.

And as Michael Lombardi writes, "I can't think of one player who will control the won/loss record of any team in the NFL more than Tarvaris Jackson."

This is why I'm having such trouble making a prediction on the Vikings' record. If Jackson struggles, I think the Vikes will go 7-9 (whether or not he gets benched). If Jackson plays competent football, I think the Vikes could win as many as 12 games. 10-6 or even 11-5 seems like a pretty reasonable prediction, but it really depends on Jackson's ability to consistently make plays and make good decisions.

3 comments:

  1. It's early but the Star Trib's blog had a brief rundown of Jackson's performance yesterday in team drills. Some good but plenty of bad, too. Lots of missed throws, near interceptions and interceptions interspersed with a few nice throws.

    This is pretty much the Tarvaris Jackson we came to know and fear last season. One wonders what Jackson will do when the actual games start.

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  2. Peter8:25 AM

    Here's an accurate prediction for you: I'll be keeping a bottle of Maalox within arm's reach during all of the Vikings games.

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  3. Jackson to Berrian!! I'm liking it!

    Thought I would share...

    New Vikings training Camp photos.

    http://www.vikingsvalhalla.com/index.php?view=article&catid=39&id=518%3Atraining-camp-photos-part-two&option=com_content&Itemid=61

    Keep Up the great work, see you next week (we already added you to our links page) SKOL VIKINGS!

    BIGGUN @ VikingsValhalla.com

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