Monday, March 20, 2006

I may be a rube, but I have to ask:

When talking about your favorite sports team, is it acceptable or proper to say "we"?

Well, I won't.

Steve Hutchinson is now a Viking. Interior blocking was the Vikings' biggest weakness last season--it had a big part in Culpepper's struggles, and even BJ was running around much of the time because of it. Now, the Vikings have a Pro Bowl guard. That's a big step toward fixing a huge hole. Last week the Vikes also signed former Giant guard Jason Whittle. I have no idea what that means, other than that it is a different player than was on the team last season.

I hope the Vikes let Nate Burleson go. He's a fine player, but WR is the team's deepest position. If Burleson joins the Seahawks, the Vikes will have two 2nd rounders and two 3rd rounders in the draft. That's got to be pretty appealing to a first year coach trying to bring in players who can play the style of football he wants to play.

The draft becomes very intriguing right now.


  1. hate the "we" - especially as a jets fan, i don't want anyone to think i am part of the incompetance.

    any word on matt birk locally? hutchinson + healthy matt birk might be nice with lendale white running up the middle.

  2. Birk says he's fine and ready to play, but recently injured players always say that. He seems energized and ready to play.