Kalil's skills, and tie, a good match with Vikings

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 28, 2012 - 7:41 AM

Matt Kalil learned early, and well, about the unsung and hard-earned rewards of life in football's trenches.

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badhomerApr. 27, 1211:30 PM

Word has it that Kalil asked Zygi who is going to be the viking's new Head Coach next season.

hobie2Apr. 27, 1211:41 PM

I watched the draft live for about 30 seconds... the NFL has gotten so bad I had to turn it off -I have never seen people so into themselves as NFL owners, announcers, former players, and the NFL front office... the worst NBA players are humble by comparison. And it's not like any one of them has ever done anything good for mankind, let alone something great. It's a game where a player plays 7 hours a year, maybe (I played for 11 seasons). Announcers state the obvious... you'd think they were important to life itself. Sad.

DufferHApr. 28, 12 1:26 AM

CX --- I meant to type "on the draftee's TIE choice.

DbDrafterApr. 28, 1210:08 AM

Bobby Massie could be better than Ka-Limp, and Johnson is a joke. The Vikes' biggest need was someone to cover the OTHER Johnson (as in Calvin) and they blew it. And i thought Spielman was intelligent... he's just another played pawn. This is gross and disgusting. GO LIONS?!

steavis61067Apr. 28, 1211:07 AM

@hobie2 - "I have never seen people so into themselves as NFL owners, announcers, former players, and the NFL front office... the worst NBA players are humble by comparison. And it's not like any one of them has ever done anything good for mankind, let alone something great" .................................... NFL Charities gives over 10 million bucks a year to various non-profits such as Boys and Girls club of America, the United Way, etc. That doesn't count individual pursuits like our very own #28 AD's work with the Starkey Hearing Foundation and his personal charity, or even the hated Aaron Rodgers' tremendous work with child cancer research charities. A lot of NFL players donate time and money to Habitat for Humanity, including taking part in the actual construction. I'd say that's great work.

tjtwinsfanApr. 28, 1212:18 PM

It's hard to get excited about this next season. We picked up obivious needs but we have added no weapons. Oh I'm sorry we just picked one and I'm sure he will be another benchwarmer type. You don't often pick a great wide receiver late in the 4th round. We will be so boring once again this year. We will win no more than 3 games once again. Which we better not screw up again next year and win 5 to 7 games. Face it we will be last in our division so try next year to end up with the top pick next year. Keep Frazier, he seems to know how to lose. Then fire him and try to get Gruden or another well known winning coach. Someday we may get a wide reciever hopefully in this decade. Oh we signed Homer Simpson maybe he will be better than the cartoon character.

tjtwinsfanApr. 28, 1212:30 PM

Hey all of our draft choices will make our team. Not hard to do with such a weak secondary, weak offensive line, weak receivers. I say let all our picks be starters right away get their feet wet, get rid of all our secondary except Winfield and let him teach the youngsters. Lets just hope Peterson won't come back to soon and re injure himself in a meaningless another 3 to 4 win season. Can anyone tell me which team we will actually be able to beat?

toadspitApr. 28, 12 1:45 PM

I liked the first day of the draft. A lot. I am, however, scratching my head over what happened last night. I would have much preferred a guard and defensive tackle over a bust WR and a mediocre TE. Unfortunate. Here's to hoping that day three uncovers some diamonds in the rough.

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