The Vikings play their first preseason game tomorrow night against Seattle. Brad Childress says the starters will go a quarter or maybe a little more if circumstances dictate (last year the offense got screwed out of some reps because the defense kept forcing turnovers and returning them for TDs). Tarvaris Jackson will get the first-team reps at QB, with Gus Frerotte second and Brooks Bollinger third. Brian Robison, Marcus McCauley and Garrett Mills are the three players listed as unavailable.
If I seem less-than-enthused about this game…well, I am. I hate preseason. It is a blight on humanity. There should be no more than two preseason games. At least then teams would feel compelled to play their starters well into the second half to get them enough reps. These games are little more than televised scrimmages and it’s a joke. Of course I’ll still watch because I guess it’s my job sort of.