I have been a Vikings fan since I was a kid. I grew up idolizing players like Anthony Carter, Randall McDaniel, and Joey Browner. Although exciting they were never able to put everything together and win the 'big one'. In 1998 it looked as though they were going to pull it off, but if you've been a Vikings fan long enough you know a little something about disappointment.
So how do I KNOW the Vikings have no shot at a Super Bowl? Two names: Tarvaris Jackson and Brad Childress.
Tarvaris Jackson is awful and if you think differently you need to watch some other quarterbacks in the league. T-Jack made somewhere in the neighborhood of two "pressure" throws last year and it's sad that I remember that.
The reason I remember that is that I practically soiled myself when he made the throws. Does anyone really think Tarvaris could lead the Vikings down the field the way Big Ben did in the Super Bowl? If you said yes, please put down the pipe.
No team in the history of the NFL has won a Super Bowl with a quarterback who is as bad as T-Jack. It's never happened so for some reason you think it's going to happen now? Again if you've said yes, put down the pipe and head to rehab.
In reality though the Vikings problems can't really be blamed on T-Jack. He's doing the best he can, unfortunately he doesn't have the tools to be a great quarterback. The main culprit of all that is wrong with the Vikings lies with Brad Childress aka Chilly.
Does Chilly have a clue what is going on? Does he know that the QB position is the most important position on the field? Is he stubborn and because T-Jack was his guy he doesn't want to admit he was wrong?
Now it's leaked out that the Vikings had a deal to get Cutler but some of the coaches weren't sold on him. I think by some coaches they mean that Chilly didn't want him because ultimately the head coaches opinion is going to reign supreme among the coaching staff.
What am I missing here? Chilly didn't want Cutler because he'd rather have a couple of guys who will be bagging groceries in a couple years as opposed to a pro bowl quarterback? Chilly put down the pipe please.
I know there was an article here on Bleacher Report in which someone tried to argue that they'd rather have T-Jack then Cutler, but I can't fathom that. That's the equivalent of saying you'd choose perhaps the worst starting quarterback in league over a pro bowler.
I don't know much about Zigi Wilf, but he's shown that he's willing to spend money I just wish someone would whisper in his ear and tell him Chilly is killing any chance the Vikings have of winning a Super Bowl.