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VikingsTw
11-12-2004, 02:15 AM
Packers notice Winfield
Mark Craig, Star Tribune

Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield was the first name out of the mouths of Packers coach Mike Sherman and quarterback Brett Favre during this week's conference calls with the Twin Cities media.

"Obviously, their cornerback play has really helped them," said Sherman, whose Packers play the Vikings on Sunday at Lambeau Field. "Because of injuries and what not, that wasn't their strong suit last year. But I think Winfield has helped."

Winfield leads the Vikings in interceptions (two) and passes defensed (seven), which is understandable considering his position. What doesn't quite add up, however, is the 5-9, 185-pounder also leads the team in tackles (sixty-eight) and solo tackles (51) and is second in special-teams tackles with 10, only two behind leader Raonall Smith.

Winfield already has 10 more tackles and two more solo tackles than former Vikings cornerback Denard Walker had all of last season.

"Antoine Winfield, he's not a good player; he's close to being a great player," Vikings coach Mike Tice said. ". . . He is a great player. We're really lucky to have him. That's a 'good things come in small packages.' "



Nice to see that Winfield is getting props :cheers: . We are very very lucky to have this guy on the team. He really is the only consistent player on defense, well him and Kevin Williams are the bright spots right now. I feel bad for Winfield in a way because its almost like he has to do sh*t single handidly at times. He's relentluss and never gives up, a hell of a scrapper. Not only is he a tackler but his coverage is terrific. He turns and runs just as good as any active CB in the league. He's the complete package, I'm glad we have him for 6 years.

MossWilliamsHenderson
11-12-2004, 02:26 AM
I agree what you said, Winfield is starting to become one of my favorite players besides Randy Moss, Kevin Williams, and EJ Henderson. :D Before his 6 year is up, I'm hoping we will sign him longer! He's probably the best free agency signing we have with Marcus Robinson a close second and Wiggins behind Robinson.

VikingsTw
11-12-2004, 02:27 AM
LOL well that would make him about 32 by that time. He will still probably be playing at a fair level though.

MossWilliamsHenderson
11-12-2004, 02:28 AM
"vikingstw" wrote:

LOL well that would make him about 32 by that time. He will still probably be playing at a fair level though.

True but he would be better than the other corners!

ultravikingfan
11-12-2004, 05:38 AM
Ok, first I am not dogging AW, but I expected better defense by this guy. I have seen some poor coverage by him and he has been beat. I know that every CB gets beat once in awhile. But, he is a "Shutdown CB". I can say that I am very happy with some of his tackles.

snowinapril
11-12-2004, 10:55 AM
"ultravikingfan" wrote:

Ok, first I am not dogging AW, but I expected better defense by this guy. I have seen some poor coverage by him and he has been beat. I know that every CB gets beat once in awhile. But, he is a "Shutdown CB". I can say that I am very happy with some of his tackles.

Those are some high expectations. He has done a great job though. I remember himgetting beat a couple of times. But, it is all the other times that they don't even throw his direction that matters. Not everyone will have corners like the Ravens.

VikingsTw
11-12-2004, 02:19 PM
SOME OF HIS TACKLES!!!!, come on dude that guys already saved so many TD's this year by ankle tackles. AW is a beast, i would take Antoine Winfield over the Ravens Baxter and day. Maybe not Mcalister but AW is better than baxter. Just how many times has Winfield been beat this year? He gave up a so so TD to Owens, I am yet to see him being left behind in the dust.

I dont agree with the poor coverage part, at all. He's played off and what not but he is very consistant CB. The best we have had in my lifetime, or at least since i have been watching.

enlvikeman
11-13-2004, 02:59 PM
yeah when we got this guy i remember many bills fans saying to me that AW doesn't have the best pass coverage skills in the world but he will step up and smack someone. that is a luxury to find a cornerback willing to hit like a linebacker. i still say we need another elite cornerback. move brian williams to FS and sell the farm to get that antrel rolle guy from Miami. we get that done you'll here something we havent heard in a long time. " The Vikings defense just forced a coverage sack! "

VikemanX84
11-13-2004, 05:43 PM
Well, actually The Vikings have forced more than 1 coverage sack so far this season.

Winfield is awesome. I was watching a game with Champ Baily once this season and he got beat sdo bad it wasn't funny and he is the best in the league. Winfield hasn't been beat as bad as Champ was this season.

Winfield has done exceptionally well, he has even exceeeded my high expectations of him. He's one of the best in the league.

Brian Williams move to free Safety? I don't think so, he is a rising star there at Cornerback. With Marvin harrisson the other side Reggie wayne had been tearing up defenses all season, guess what, B-will silenced him. Williams has done a terrific job this season, we have a great secondary with Russel and Chavous at the Safety position. I just wish our good-for-nothing waste-of-space defensive coordinator would use this talent better. Man, I miss O'learly.

JWalkRulz84
11-13-2004, 05:53 PM
well, you'll get a first hand view of winfield getting b*tch slapped by javon walker tommorrow. then ill be laughing my a$$ off. but ill give you the fact that winfield is good. he was a real good pick up and easily a top 5 corner in the NFL. but not tommorrow.

cajunvike
11-13-2004, 08:35 PM
"JWalkRulz84" wrote:

well, you'll get a first hand view of winfield getting b*tch slapped by javon walker tommorrow. then ill be laughing my a$$ off. but ill give you the fact that winfield is good. he was a real good pick up and easily a top 5 corner in the NFL. but not tommorrow.

We will be the ones laughing when JWalk walks home with no yardage tomorrow!

JWalkRulz84
11-13-2004, 08:42 PM
id be willing to bet my life that walker with come away with some yardage against your terrible pass defense

cajunvike
11-13-2004, 08:44 PM
"JWalkRulz84" wrote:

id be willing to bet my life that walker with come away with some yardage against your terrible pass defense

You sure...because we know where you live...LOL! :twisted:

VikingsTw
11-13-2004, 08:51 PM
LMAO Cajun, your scarin the poor guy!

This is gonna be a tuff test for our defense, if we cant stop the pack what so ever then we are gonna have problems winning this game. They need to make things happen, get some turnovers.

He may come away with some yardage but he wont he wont be running free like he did against the colts.

enlvikeman
11-13-2004, 09:53 PM
Willing to bet your life JWalk? Got Prozac?

ItalianStallion
11-13-2004, 09:59 PM
To be honest VikemanX84, Brian Williams hasn't shown that great of coverage skills this year. I am not sating to get rid of him, but he sure hasn't impressed me alot.

On the other hand I am glad we got AW, sometimes he seems like the only guy on our defense who wants to make a tackle.

hawaiianvike21
11-14-2004, 03:07 AM
well he sure does has the best tackling, playmaking skills on our d.

Im thinkking teams are picking williams more since hes not as tough to go through or catch the ball against like winfield is. Williams isint a shutdown corner like winfield is. However hes an above average corner that could be starting on some teams. ANd he aint no wassawwa serwanga type cb. :lol:

VikingsTw
11-14-2004, 03:24 AM
Completly agree with you hawaiian, he may not be Mcalister but he is no slouch either. Williams is a solid tackler that will put a lick on a WR. I personally would like to see what he would play like at a Safety position. Right know i think its best he stays at the CB position. I think BW is mentally tuff, hes built to play CB in the NFL. He needs more experience and will be top flight CB. After this year he will be a free agency, i'm hoping that the vikes will make a serious push to get him back in our secondary. I dont know who else is a free agent CB but teams will be after him for sure.

Anyone a guess on what teams would try to pay him, to get him with them?