03-21-2005, 05:41 PM
* More than a couple mock drafts have the Vikings taking Ohio State kicker Mike Nugent with their second-round pick. The only way that happens is if Scott Studwell is bound and gagged – and that’s considered mutiny in the war room.
* A couple of interesting Reggie Fowler contacts have been made in recent weeks. One is with Dan Rooney, the owners of the Steelers and a strong supporter of NFL diversity. The other is with a fact-finding leader on getting a stadium deal in Los Angeles. Take both for what they’re worth.
* Part of the trade that brought Sam Cowart to the Vikes was that, if he isn’t on the opening-day roster, the Vikings get their seventh-round pick back in 2006.
* Considering the organizational stroke Ted Cottrell is wielding, how long will it be until the Vikings go to a 3-4 defense? It’s what Cottrell has made his living on and, if he’s convinced E.J. Henderson and Dontarrious Thomas are up to par, pay attention to how mini-camp practices are conducted.
* From the “Snowball’s Chance In Hell” Department comes this: One of the items to be discussed on this week’s owner’s meeting agenda is expanding instant replay to deal with fumbles after a whistle has blown. Whomever added that item should be slapped. A whistle gets most players to stop being violent. If one player stops, the play is over. Considering a cadre of owners have fought to keep any form of replay, expanding it doesn’t stand a chance. Hopefully, not much time will be wasted on discussion of this doomed topic.

03-21-2005, 05:47 PM
wow, good information right there.... didnt know any of that stuff..(except the nugent thing)

03-21-2005, 05:48 PM
All of these topics have already been discussed in other threads.

03-21-2005, 07:21 PM
I knew Teddy wanted to go to a 3-4...

03-21-2005, 07:30 PM
3-4 is something we talked about last month, most everything else also