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Prophet
04-17-2006, 08:31 PM
Vikings | Cottrell released
Mon, 17 Apr 2006 10:40:31 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have released TE T.J. Cottrell.

cajunvike
04-17-2006, 08:42 PM
"Prophet" wrote:

Vikings | Cottrell released
Mon, 17 Apr 2006 10:40:31 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have released TE T.J. Cottrell.


Had to figure that was coming...Jackyl must be bummed about that...not to mention TJ.

Maybe he can catch on with Jax or wherever Ted ended up!

WinonaVike
04-17-2006, 08:47 PM
Not the biggest loss of the offseason...although who knows he could have been the next Antonio Gates...lol.

DarrinNelsonguy
04-17-2006, 09:21 PM
We never really got to see what he could do because of injuries, but my guess is that he is a back up a best.

whackthepack
04-17-2006, 10:10 PM
"cajunvike" wrote:

"Prophet" wrote:

Vikings | Cottrell released
Mon, 17 Apr 2006 10:40:31 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have released TE T.J. Cottrell.


Had to figure that was coming...Jackyl must be bummed about that...not to mention TJ.

Maybe he can catch on with Jax or wherever Ted ended up!

Last I heard Ted was still unemployed, after the way he F*cked up the Vikings D last year I wouldn't give him a job.

Slade
04-17-2006, 10:14 PM
Who? Lol....yeah he'll be a decent special teams guy

finnishvikingsfan
04-18-2006, 04:05 AM
Vikings | Preseason announcing team to change
Mon, 17 Apr 2006 18:51:45 -0700

The Star Tribune reports KSTP will have a new announcing team for its three Minnesota Vikings preseason telecasts this August. Play-by-play announcer Curt Menefee and Brian Baldinger won't return and no replacements have been selected.

Zeus
04-18-2006, 04:16 AM
"whackthepack" wrote:


Last I heard Ted was still unemployed, after the way he F*cked up the Vikings D last year I wouldn't give him a job.

I don't think Ted did "effed" up the Vikes D last year at all. They were lousy while Daunte was the QB because the opposition kept getting short fields. Kinda tough to stop 'em when they've only got 45 yards to go drive after drive after drive. Can't blame them when Moe Williams gives away the season opener, for example.

By the end of the season, they were playing extremely well, especially against the run. I really wish they'd kept Ted so we could actually see what it would be like to keep the same system for more than a couple years.

=Z=

singersp
04-18-2006, 12:41 PM
Vikings | Foley blames clerical error for biography discrepancy
Mon, 17 Apr 2006 18:53:17 -0700

The Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings executive Fran Foley acknowledged Monday, April 17, that his media biography inaccurately characterizes his college playing career. He blamed the discrepancy on a clerical error that was never corrected.

The biography states Foley played tackle at Framingham State College in Boston from 1980 to 1983, but a school spokeswoman said Foley's name appeared on the roster only in 1980 and 1981.

When asked, Foley said he suffered an injury in 1982 and spent the season scouting for the team. In 1983, Foley said, he worked as a volunteer assistant coach at Worcester (Mass.) Academy. "Obviously, I didn't get this job because of my career at Framingham State," he said. Foley has final say over the Vikings' decisions in the April 29-30 NFL Draft.


Vikings | Preseason announcing team to change
Mon, 17 Apr 2006 18:51:45 -0700

The Star Tribune reports KSTP will have a new announcing team for its three Minnesota Vikings preseason telecasts this August. Play-by-play announcer Curt Menefee and Brian Baldinger won't return and no replacements have been selected.


Vikings | Hosack excels in NFL Europe
Mon, 17 Apr 2006 19:53:01 -0700

Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings WR Aaron Hosack started for the Frankfurt Galaxy in NFL Europe and had 7 catches for 102 yards and a touchdown in Frankfurt's 17-13 win over Hamburg Saturday, April 15.

Prophet
04-18-2006, 02:34 PM
Vikings | Hosack excels in NFL Europe
Mon, 17 Apr 2006 19:53:01 -0700

Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings WR Aaron Hosack started for the Frankfurt Galaxy in NFL Europe and had 7 catches for 102 yards and a touchdown in Frankfurt's 17-13 win over Hamburg Saturday, April 15.

I keep hearing good things about this dude. Is he for real? We may have one of our WRs waiting in the wings.

Del Rio
04-18-2006, 02:47 PM
"AWZeus" wrote:

"whackthepack" wrote:


Last I heard Ted was still unemployed, after the way he F*cked up the Vikings D last year I wouldn't give him a job.

I don't think Ted did "effed" up the Vikes D last year at all. They were lousy while Daunte was the QB because the opposition kept getting short fields. Kinda tough to stop 'em when they've only got 45 yards to go drive after drive after drive. Can't blame them when Moe Williams gives away the season opener, for example.

By the end of the season, they were playing extremely well, especially against the run. I really wish they'd kept Ted so we could actually see what it would be like to keep the same system for more than a couple years.

=Z=

I would buy that if it was just last year, but it was not.

Ted Cottrell was the one steady contributing factor to our piss poor defense over the last two years. I am sold on this. Having Antoine Winfield speak out about it mid season as I predicted would happen only confirmed to me that what I was seeing during the games was indeed a poor scheme.

If there is any move that I am happy with over the last 10 years it is the firing of Ted Cottrell.

DaunteHOF
04-18-2006, 02:52 PM
Oh well...hahaha

whackthepack
04-18-2006, 03:05 PM
"AWZeus" wrote:

"whackthepack" wrote:


Last I heard Ted was still unemployed, after the way he F*cked up the Vikings D last year I wouldn't give him a job.

I don't think Ted did "effed" up the Vikes D last year at all. They were lousy while Daunte was the QB because the opposition kept getting short fields. Kinda tough to stop 'em when they've only got 45 yards to go drive after drive after drive. Can't blame them when Moe Williams gives away the season opener, for example.

By the end of the season, they were playing extremely well, especially against the run. I really wish they'd kept Ted so we could actually see what it would be like to keep the same system for more than a couple years.

=Z=


That is your opinion, but I think it is wrong! Ted screwed up the Jets D and then came to the Vikes and screwed up the Vikes D!

When 10 year veterans are saying that they are struggling to understand what the D is doing in week 6 of the NFL season, there are serious problems! Until Tice got involved and brought in an outside consultant to simplify what the D was doing and to try and restore order in the Vikes game plans, the D was a mess.

If Ted is so good and runs such a great D scheme, then why did nobody pick him up as a D coordinator our as a headcoach? Because his schemes are crap, and he has screwed up the last 2 teams he has been with.


Best thing that has happened to the Vikings in the last year was Ted & Tice getting the boot out of town!

Zeus
04-18-2006, 06:39 PM
"whackthepack" wrote:

Best thing that has happened to the Vikings in the last year was Ted & Tice getting the boot out of town!

Hey - I respect everyone's right to an opinion, but come on!

Tice and Ted getting booted is better than Dead Red selling the team to Zygi?

Tice and Ted getting booted is better than signing Pat Williams and Darren Sharper?

Tice and Ted getting booted is better than the signing of Brad Johnson as the 2nd QB last year?

=Z=