Some People's Kids: Vikings sign an actual player

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Vikings sign an actual player

It looks like former Colts safety Mike Doss will reunite with Leslie Frazier. Doss missed the final 10 games of the season, but had he been able to continue it would have been his best season in the NFL outside of his rookie year. In his six games he recorded 29 tackles, had 2 interceptions, and 3 passes defended. Doss seems like a good player and all but I wonder why the Vikes went after another safety instead of a corner. Other players vying for a starting spot at safety include Darren Sharper, Dwight Smith, Tank Williams and Greg Blue. I’m not so sure that the Vikings have taken one look at the depth chart or even attempted to re-evaluate talent at any position prior to signing free agents. Like I said before if you played for a member of the coaching staff somewhere else you’ve got a great shot at making the team regardless of talent or position.

The Vikings have failed to pick up an extra quarterback, pass rusher, cornerback or wide receiver (you don’t count, Wade). I’ll watch the damn games this season, got nothing else to do on a Sunday, but this team is quickly approaching the “laugher” status. Brad Childress’ “kick-ass offense” is going to be worse off than it was last year and the defense, which actually does kick ass, has not even begun to fill in the holes necessary to make up for the fact that the team has nobody to throw the ball and even less people to catch it. Hindsight is 20-20, and man do I miss Mike Tice. Terry Ryan and Doug Risebrough need to do double duty and help out the Vikes and T-wolves with this whole “GM” thing.

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