Hartman: Hearing loss doesn't stop free-agent back

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 30, 2012 - 6:24 AM

The Vikings signed UCLA's Derrick Coleman, who reads lips and uses hearing aids to help him compete.

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ladykasApr. 30, 1212:34 AM

Yeah Terry, go down to the minors and bring back last year's failures. Nice job, Terry.

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chemnpApr. 30, 12 1:11 AM

the NFL had deaf people playing a long time before it was called the NFL. in fact a long time ago there was a deaf player either in the NCAA or pros and the league he was in invented the gestures for penalties so he could understand what was going on.

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stanbobApr. 30, 12 8:53 AM

would be a great success story but how does he pick up audibles?

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philgorngieApr. 30, 12 9:59 AM

More smoke blowing by the homer Sid covering up for for failed Minnesota sports teams

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colbuffs7Apr. 30, 1210:17 AM

I hope this Coleman kid gets his chance. That being said, I think the Vikes have a great young running back on their roster that they need to look closely at. JORDAN TODMAN. Picked up quietly late last year by the Vikes. Todman hasn't gotten his shot yet, but he looked outstanding in the Charger's preseason games last year. I really hope that the Vikings give this kid the opportunity that he needs to make it.

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garykhansonApr. 30, 1210:25 AM

Great story on Coleman and I will be hoping for his success. I always enjoy Sid and appreciate his background and knowledge of the area.

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gfritzmeieApr. 30, 1210:47 AM

Being hard of hearing may work to Coleman's advantage at home games. He won't have to listen to the booing!

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toner_04Apr. 30, 1212:49 PM

Sid can relate to being hard of hearing...ever listen to him trying to hear/listen to a question on the radio?

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voicefreasonApr. 30, 12 6:29 PM

gfritzmeie, you must be thinking of Lambjoke. While at the Giants/Packers legendary discount double choke last year, I don't think it was 1/3 filled in the middle of the 4th quarter. It was my 4th game there and it's getting old to keep trying to use it's historic value to be cheap and not update anything on the inside is getting old. The fact that fans buy into it is a clear indication that they have never been to a decent stadium recently.

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