Thursday, February 26, 2009

Viking Retention

The Vikings have re-signed Charles Gordon (a marginal defensive back, but nevertheless necessary for depth--there is not an NFL team that isn't required to rely on marginal defensive backs at some point), and have made offers to Fred Evans (a functional, young defensive tackle that may have to play if KW and PW get suspended) and Naufahu Tahi (a replacement level fullback that brings nothing to the table--if you have to play him, you can, but that's about it. As a receiver Tahi provides nothing--2.3 yards per catch--and as a blocker he does nothing special: Adrian Peterson's yards per carry declined from 5.6 to 4.8, Chester Taylor's from 5.4 to 4.0, between 2007 and 2008).


  1. Anonymous9:00 PM

    Sage a band-aid or the solution?

  2. There are career backups that proved to be good starting QBs when given the opportunity. There are also career backups that stunk when starting an extended period of time.

    There are signs Rosenfels could be the former (the very high completion percentage, even though every Houston QB under Kubiak has that), but the interceptions make me worry he's the latter. He's better than Frerotte.

  3. Dontcha wish the Vikes woulda kept Richardson... with one great and one good back, I would think it incumbent on a team to have a solid (not necessarily great) FB. Of course in the most important game of the season on the most important drive I would think it incumbent on a team to put the ball in the hands of their best player instead of an inconsistent QB... so what the hell do I know.

  4. I thihnk that it is great that they resign him and I hope that they can keep it up like they have been doing with the team.