Berrian is back in vogue in Vikings offense

  • Article by: KENT YOUNGBLOOD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 28, 2011 - 6:24 AM

Wide receiver Bernard Berrian, barely noticed by Brett Favre, caught Donovan McNabb’s eye and a TD pass.

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hockeydadmnAug. 28, 11 1:25 AM

I started watching the Vikings as a child 5 decades ago and I think this the best quarterback trio they have ever had. McNabb is a veteren all pro and both backups have serious all pro talent. It all comes down to the offensive line this year, if they can block for Pederson and not open too many easy paths to the QB, the Vikes should have a good season.

stinkystinkyAug. 28, 11 1:31 AM

So the new OC comes from ATL, that means someone on the team gets to play the Roddy White role, and most likely it is Berrian, but possibly Harvin. Either of these receivers have the ability to become highlight reel material week in and week out. I hope the tight end gets involved like Gonzalez was in ATL. I was pretty bummed about the chances this season up until tonight, now I'm optimistic the team's offense has some upside and big play coming out way!

stuckincheesAug. 28, 11 2:17 AM

BB gets bullied and manhandled too often to nullify his speed. They need another WR.

jillgolfAug. 28, 11 6:38 AM

I am sorry but Berrian is going to have to prove he can actually catch a ball in a real game. As of now, no one thinks he can!

ohwellAug. 28, 11 7:27 AM

McNabb looked great Berrian almost dropped the touchdown pass I hope he does do well but he still looks like the receiver with the worst hands on the team to me and he still has trouble getting seperation from the D backs. I'm afraid the Vikes will let go of a good wide receiver and end up with a guy that cant do what he advertises he's good at.

wyovikesfanAug. 28, 11 8:07 AM

I have been a fan since 68 and I am not panicking. This team still has the nucleus to do some damgage! Peterson, Harvin, BB, Shancoe, Rudolph, Gerhart,Jenkins, Webb in the Wildcat, and Donovan looked pretty good to me last night if we can keep him upright. Teams would kill to have this talent! Pass rush is my biggest concern. Allen needs help.Robison got some nice pressures. Chris Cook needs to be the guy we drafted also!

tripleottbuckAug. 28, 11 8:46 AM

You know there could have been some truth in Chips comment about BF not liking to go to Berrians direction for some reason, probably knew he would never be open or would drop it anyway...Still need a STRETCHING coach on this team..You can be the most ripped person in the world but zee old muscles only move to familiear territory, eh...

imakemflyAug. 28, 11 8:51 AM

Berrian will need to catch 280 passes and 45 TD's this year to make the $45 million contract worthy. All kidding aside. It was good to see him break away from the defenders. I would like to see more of this as it will help out AD a lot. If McNabb and Berrian click, teams will have to respect the deeep ball which means no safety in the box!!!! RUN Adrian RUN!!!

keepinupAug. 28, 1110:57 AM

It's hard for me to believe that Berrian was the top free agent at wide receiver when the Vikings threw away all that money signing him. So far, all I've seen is speed. He will not go up for a contested pass. He drops far too many when he's wide open to be considered reliable. Someone else pointed out that he is easily jammed. I think that McNabb will get to where Favre was (unwilling to throw to him). That salary is not money well spent.

gowildcatsAug. 28, 1111:26 AM

Two wins by bye week and four wins for the season should put these guys in the running for a good Pac 12 qb come next years draft.


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