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.

  • 19
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
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.

22
4
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!

20
1
stuckincheesAug. 28, 11 2:17 AM

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

10
12
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!

11
11
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.

9
5
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!

12
2
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...

5
3
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!!!

11
3
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.

5
2
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.

3
3

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Miami - LP: M. Dunn 1 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: D. Carpenter 3
Arizona - WP: T. Cahill 7 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: P. Strop 5
San Francisco - WP: J. Machi 12 FINAL
Colorado - LP: C. Bettis 10
Texas - WP: M. Perez 3 FINAL
Oakland - LP: S. Gray 0
Houston - LP: J. Fields 3 FINAL
Seattle - WP: F. Rodney 5
Cincinnati - WP: A. Simon 5 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: C. Morton 2
LA Angels - LP: E. Frieri 4 FINAL
Washington - WP: D. Storen 5
Kansas City - LP: K. Herrera 3 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: B. Shaw 5
Baltimore - WP: C. Tillman 10 FINAL
Toronto - LP: T. Redmond 8
Chicago WSox - WP: A. Rienzo 6 FINAL
Detroit - LP: E. Reed 4
St. Louis - LP: M. Wacha 2 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: J. Niese 3
Minnesota - WP: C. Fien 6 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: J. Lueke 4
NY Yankees - LP: M. Pineda 1 FINAL
Boston - WP: J. Lackey 5
San Diego - LP: T. Ross 2 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: K. Lohse 5
Philadelphia - LP: C. Hamels 2 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: Z. Greinke 5
Charlotte 97 FINAL
Miami 101
Dallas 113 FINAL
San Antonio 92
Portland 112 FINAL
Houston 105
Pittsburgh 3 FINAL(OT)
Columbus 4
Anaheim 2 FINAL
Dallas 4
St. Louis 3 FINAL(OT)
Chicago 4
Houston 0 FINAL
Red Bull New York 4
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: How many regular season games will Vikings win?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT