Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Viking should, nay, MUST sign Keyshawn Johnson

The Vikes drafted three wide receivers, and they may turn out to be productive. If they are productive in year one, that would be outstanding (though as the team is currently constituted, they will probably have to be productive).

But the Vikings should now go sign recently released Keyshawn Johnson. Somebody please tell me why they shouldn't.

Johnson had 70 catches for 815 yards last year. If there's a current Viking WR that matches that productivity in 2007, the Vikes will make the playoffs. Why not let it be Johnson? He's also a great blocking WR that would help our Chester Taylor/Adrian Peterson combo. He's not fast, but he's a reliable and tough receiver that can be complimented by all the speedy inexperienced guys (like Rice and Allison) and the speedy guy that can't catch (Try Williamson. No, that's not a typo, I'm now calling him Try Williamson. He can't catch and he can't adjust to the ball, but he sure does try).

Throw him some damn money, then throw him the damn ball!


  1. I was pleased with the news of his release, mostly because how cocky he was at the draft. He was all excited about working with Jarret with the Panthers and a few days later he's gone...

  2. Anonymous9:42 PM

    Are you nuts? We do not need a greedy, old, slow, possession receiver, on the Vikings.

  3. A possesion receiver is exactly what this team needs. Someone they can trust to run a 12 yard route and catch the damn ball when it gets near them. I'm not thrilled about Keyshawn the person but I've certainly rooted for worse. I would love love love to seem him in purple next year.

  4. No, no, no.

    Why would we sign Meshawn? We are a young team not a team full of cry baby bitches.

    If the Vikes would sign Key then they should have traded for Moss.

    At least Moss is good.

    No chance Key is a Viking. Sorry!

  5. Anonymous9:40 PM

    Bad, bad karma. Everywhere he goes people expect him to teach younger players the game. He is not Chris Carter. None of the picks are Randy. Wake up and smell the Metrodome.