Hartman: A year later, Vikings need no overhaul

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 10, 2013 - 12:37 AM

 After replacing 19 free agents last offseason, the team's roster is a lot more stable --and youthful.

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partskcojJan. 9, 1310:03 PM

Here comes Sid The Tool Wilf's right hand man right on time with the kool-aide. Sidney...The Vikes need a #1 QB, A couple of shut down DBs ,a middle LB who can cover, a couple of WRs who can CATCH the ball...an offensive co-ordinator who has a clue. You have to quit playin that Tampa 2 defense because the good QBs pick it apart if you were paying attention.OK Sidney..what do you think the Vikes record will be in 2013? C'mon go on record once in your life. I say 8&8 at best and no playoffs. C'mon Sidney ,what's your prognog? C'mon.....

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tmack24Jan. 10, 1312:46 AM

I have always been a Ponder fan..until Saturday night, if you want to be the starting QB, then be one! The team and fans were counting on you. Bring in Alex Smith and lets go to the Super Bowl!!

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dewarfJan. 10, 13 4:47 AM

There are two happy Tubby recruits from IL after watching the Gophs dismantle the Illini last night. Let's hope both Vaughn and Jones are courtside next week when this team takes on MI. Big wins help a lot when recruiting the five-stars.

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comment229Jan. 10, 13 5:34 AM

Harvin for Smith... do it.

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RonaldrjJan. 10, 13 7:26 AM

Please do not resign Henderson

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bredpathJan. 10, 13 7:29 AM

Aromashodu saw a lot of action late in the season? He had exactly ZERO CATCHES after the bye week. He only had 11 receptions for 182 yards the entire season.

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logical50525Jan. 10, 13 7:31 AM

Simpson played well? Compared to who, Troy Williamson?

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carodun133Jan. 10, 13 7:34 AM

The Vikes do need help on the Dline because they are getting old. Please do not forget the 2009 season. Remember what happen in 2010? If that Dline gets old in one season things can get bad real quick. Ponder is not a sure thing. The Vikes need help in the wideout area too. This was a great year, but don't automatically think the next step is guaranteed. We did that in 2010 and look what happened? Yes the team is much younger, but there is the sophmore jinx and Ponder look terrible through lots of 2012. Another strong, quick linebacker, and yes someone to push Ponder at QB would help. Looking forward to 2013 season.

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hitch22Jan. 10, 13 7:41 AM

This is the NFL... Teams without elite QBs (like the Vikings) are hardly in a position to be complacent with their roster. This team could easily back slide to a 5 win team next season.

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freedubayJan. 10, 13 7:47 AM

wow, the Vikings beat the Packers once where the QB and the Defense played one good game out of 16 and we base the season as a success. The offense line is brutal in pass protection, the linebackers are terrible in pass coverage, the wide receivers can not get open and when they do they cant catch when and if the QB can find them. I'm sure the Viking brass is aware of this as most fans are. All we can hope for there are players out there that are better than what we have but I doubt it.

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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

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