Antoine Winfield says he will “definitely be out there” for Sunday’s game against the Niners. The cornerback, who has been nursing a bad hammy for several weeks now, says he feels as healthy as he’s ever been at this point of the season. Well yeah Antoine – you haven’t played.
The Vikings, it should be pointed out, have played some of their best defense this year in Winfield’s absence. This could be just a coincidence of course – a combination of match-ups against particular opponents, guys happening to have good games at certain times, certain people on the other team not playing up to snuff (Eli?). Or, it could mean that Winfield was actually the man responsible for our pass defense being as horrific as it was. I can’t see, logically, how that could be the case, but then again, I can’t see logically why anyone would find Jessica Simpson attractive – yet some people do.