Sid Hartman with Keneche Udeze on his return to the field.
Holy Hitter passed this on to me: Mike Florio at PFT asks, "How is Allen’s affinity for killing animals any different than Michael Vick's?" Of course, others were making similar connections back when Florio was consistently demonizing Vick.
Is the unnameable inevitable? (Star Tribune)
Kevin Williams and Pat Williams (Star Tribune). If a suspension is inevitable, it might be better at the beginning of the year with a manageable schedule. Then again, over the course of the year, making sure you win those easyish games is critical.
Terrible sportswriter speculates about Antoine Winfield, Brett Favre, and money. The only thing I wonder is whether Charley Walters is aware his speculations are pointless and he's a terrible sportswriter, or if he's blissfully unaware and thinks he's doing something meaningful with his speculations.
Brad Childress and QBs (Viking Update)
An argument for Tarvaris Jackson (Defensive Indifference). I'll make one argument against Jackson. He's had some good games when the Vikings are running the ball well, and he always benefits from the threat of the Vikings' dominant running game. But in situations when the Vikings must throw the ball, and the defense knows he must throw the ball, he often struggles badly. Jackson looks like a QB that, at best, can be solid when playing with Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor. But I've seen nothing to suggest that he can win a game for you when the situation dictates the team must pass. And I think the Vikings have to find the QB that can do that.