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Matt McGuire's 2009 NFL Mock Draft - Updated 3/18

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  • #91
    Hey ZN0rse is it true, well what you've heard in Viking Nation, that the only reason the Vikings reached for Jackson is because Kellen Clemens was picked by the Jets and the Vikings originally wanted KC and panicked when he was off the board?
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    • #92
      I don't think they paniced they should have expected Clemens to be off the board.
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      • #93
        I agree with that Matt. If they liked Jackson, they could have gotten him later in the draft.

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        • #94
          It might very well have been panic, but it's hard to tell if it was that as much as it was just plain stupidity. I mean, for starters there were other QB's on the board that they could have had, all of whom were/are vastly superior to Jackson. They also traded away two picks to move up in the second to get him, and he was a guy who was projected (at the earliest) as a 6th round pick... and most experts had him listed as a 6th or 7th rounder or a UFA. After they caught a lot of heat from the media for the biggest draft day lunge in modern history, they put out some lame story that they had information that someone else was looking to pick him up at the top of the 3rd. (I don't buy that for a second.)

          The strangest part of the whole thing is that it seemed pretty clear to everyone that Jackson, at best, was a long term project QB who might develop into something usable if given a few years of training and holding a clipboard. Instead of that, he was almost immediately made the defacto starter because the team failed to pick up anyone who could even remotely push him for the starting role. Sure, they had Brad Johnson, but everyone knew then that he was over the hill, and at best was backup material for most teams. Let's not forget that Johnson was only available to Minnesota because he lost his job in Tampa due to poor performance. Then, the only backup they could secure was Brooks Bollinger??? Come on! I like Brooks Bollinger as a player, and a stand-up guy, but he's certainly not good enough to be starting for any franchise with championship aspirations. Neither is Jackson. So how the heck could the team fail to pick up someone better? It just doesn't make sense to me, or to any other Vikings fan, or to anyone else in the league.

          I'm not even kidding when I say that if the Vikings had a QB like Rex Grossman last year, they could have lost their 5th Super Bowl. Or, as bad as the Patriots played in that game, maybe even won it. It's not because Grossman is that good, but because Jackson was so bad that the Vikings were winning most of their games last season without the benefit of the forward pass. It wouldn't take much of a QB to make them effective either, I mean, Jackson was facing cover three defenses, and one-on-one man coverage, often without safety backup, most of the season and he still couldn't get the ball to wide open receivers.

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          WFB Comments on Vikings @ Steelers Game Rigging
          PuppyPuncher:"It sure was nice enough of Roger Goodell to let the refs from Ark-Florida officiate the Vikings-Steelers game"
          NoNonsenseCoach:"As a Steelers fan living in Pittsburgh I can still admit that tripping penalty was a complete ghost call."
          Simonds:"The tripping call was awful, yes, but there were a number of other absurd calls that went against the Vikings, including a DEFENSIVE delay of game penalty against the Vikings only called after a failed attempt to convert a third and 2 by the Steelers. Even the commentators were utterly floored that the refs made that call."
          Wraith36444:"A shady tripping call on Minnesota essentially gave the game to the Steelers. The Vikings were the better team, but it is too hard to beat a decent team and the refs. Oh and Harvin is the man."
          MaineMan:"I have to agree that it was an awful call and that it changed the outcome. Overall a great game by the Vikes and tragic that the well-deserved victory was stolen away like that."
          PaddyPatriot:"I've seen this play and I have to agree, I can't believe they called it tripping"
          Johndoe:"You know the officiating is bad when a Steeler's fan, like myself, thinks it was pretty bad."
          Steelers_Pens_Fan:"I will admit that the whole "tripping" thing probably shouldn't have been a flag."
          ZN0rseman:"It's great to know that good old fashioned pro football game rigging is still alive and well in America."
          Klunker18:"I'm with Z on this one. Definitely one of those games that makes you wonder if the NFL wants certain teams to win."
          TRICKaz"I agree that was a BS call"
          InjuredReserve:"Have yet to hear anyone say it was the right call. Seems as if the Vikings were cheated a bit."
          Eagles4Life:"Coaches just need to be able to challenge penalties"
          EL_Guapo:"The tripping call was bad, the delay of game was stupid Either way, the Vikings showed they are a top team."
          EllijayFalconsFan:"The tripping penalty was rediculous."
          Archon095:"Even as a Steeler fan I agree that the call was bull."
          BroncosCon:"I'm sorry that was a total bull**** call and it changed the outcome of the game. Pittsburgh still won, but it was almost like Denver winning at Cincy."

          Tony Dungy:"The Vikings are just one bad tripping penalty away from being undefeated.
          Jon Gruden:"That was just a bad, bad call. It cost the Vikings an important win at Pittsburgh, and it could really hurt them in the post season."

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          • #95
            Instead of accepting the fact that they sucked at QB they reached for Jackson. Sometimes I think you are better off just not addressing a position if the value isn't there and you feel like you won't be good enough to compete for the next season.

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