Landing on His Feet


Brooks Bollinger lost out to John David Booty in the preseason race for the #3 QB slot on the Vikings, but Bollinger will not be unemployed long.  ESPN says the one-time Wisconsin Badger will be making a new home as the third quarterback behind Tony Romo and fellow former Vike Brad Johnson in Dallas.  The signing won’t happen until after the first game because then Dallas won’t have to guarantee his salary for the season (we pulled a similar thing with Koren Robison a couple years ago if you recall).  QB Richard Bartel, who the Purple saw a whole lot of in that final preseason game, was put on the Dallas practice squad but will likely be released after Bollinger is signed.  I mention this because of the interesting contrast it points up between the way Dallas and Minnesota have handled their QB situations.  The Vikings went with the young guy in Booty, while the Cowboys are electing to go with experience in Bollinger.  Of course the Cowboys know who their QB will be for the next 7-10 years, so there’s no reason for them to bother developing another young guy.  The Vikings?  No one knows yet if Tarvaris Jackson is the answer for the long-term, so it made sense for them to keep the project quarterback even if it meant a little less insurance.

Tags: Brooks Bollinger John David Booty Minnesota Vikings Tarvaris Jackson

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    good i liked bollinger. i live here in  n.iowa and see the vikes play every weekend. my uncle is a huge vi-queen. fan and we have some big outs all the time about football and life in general. he’s my moms baby brother and is less than 10 years older then me. i’m 46 and he’s 55. my wife says we’re both about 12 when we watch football together. he’s pissed if dallas gets bollinger. he says he’s not sold on jackson. he don’t like his style to what the team wants to do offensively. he does’nt fit the scheme profile of what you need at the helm. he said, “brad johnson, brought back would be a better fit for da vikes.” he’s always been pissed that minny got rid of da bradster in da first place.” he said,” maybe dis bootyass is da guy.,” he lives in s.e. minnesota, catch the accent????? now he’s pissed about losing brooksy,”. hell he was the best we had last year.”  viking fans

  • danzinski

    Pardon me but your uncle sounds like an idiot.  The Vikes signed Bernard Berrian so they can stretch the field with deep throws.  Brad Johnson doesn’t have the arm for that.  Neither does Bollinger.  You can tell him I said so.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    hey i gottasay he’s right brooksy was the best you guys had last year. my uncle may sound like an idiot but he’s been a viking fan since he’s been a kid in the early 60′s. i think about the time they started as a team????? so he knows vi-queen football. he makes all the calls, and i’ve never seen him make a bad one yet. he was trying to say if your going to have a strong run game the best thing for it is a short control passing game to keep the safeties out of the box. use your te’s and and wr slants and you’ll have to back those safties off. then you got a mile of room for peterson to run thru. jackson has’nt even shown that, much less a good down field game. so you brought in berian??? what good is he if you can’t get the damn ball to him. he said that guys like johnson and bollinger are more acurate in the short passing game and may be better suited for what minny needs now. so you think the deep ball is gonna make it work??? all i see is if you run a deep pass on 1st or 2nd down and miss, which jackson has shown he’s damn good at that, you got 3rd and long, taking your #1 threat peterson out of the play. if you punch the d with short passes that you can hit, now you got 3rd and short, making peterson damn near unstoppable. my uncle told me this, he’s a highschool football coach, asshole.

  • danzinski

    You sound like an idiot too.  Must run in the family.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    oh yeah, what i just said in my last post makes me a complete idiot. well ain’t that just something. basically i just decribed the total game plan of an effective power running game. i said that i and my uncle feel confident that jackson has what it takes to be their qb to run this offense. that a ball control passer might be a better fit. my uncles a highschool football coach for 20years. i think i made my point and did it with facts. you come back and say your uncle sounds like an idiot, and so do you. wow i’m impressed with your factual arguement that you just laid out. i’m impressed with all the experience you posses on the matter, and all the football knowledge that you just blew me away with. the best you can do is call us idiots???? well all i see is a guy thats just a viking fan with the power to write blogs, with no credentials to back up the shit he sprews. and you call me an idiot?????? wonder what the rest of your blogging base thinks of you????

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    good luck with jackson, you guys got all the tools to be a playoff team and maybe even go deep in the playoffs, except for one thing. A QB. i rest my case.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    and next time you call me an idiot, PROVE IT. i proved what i had to say. if i’m wrong, i’ll never post here again. but if i’m right, may the viking fans save you

  • danzinski

    How about be right and never post here again.  Sounds good to me.  Idiot.

  • AustinVike

    I agree…just never post here again.

    It’s ironic that the guy that can’t use capital letters is calling the guy writing the blog an idiot.

    The argument that the Vikings need someone accurate for the short pass game is kind of stupid when defenses are lining up to stop our run game…

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    hey austin ass, i’ve been to austin, i hate it, your town sucks. and can’t you read, i’m not callin anyone an idiot, just assholes. why should i care about using capital letters, what the f$%^ has that got to do with anything???? and dumbass, if there lining up to stop your run game, you NEED the accurate short pass game to get the safetys off you backs ass, or are you to F&*^%$#@ stupid to see that. heay, looky there i used a capital to desribe you. the wrs will pull the safetys off the line, if, and only if, your qb can get the accuracy down, and hit a wr with a pass… jackson so far, can’t…… so what’s your point……??????? i made mine….oh, thats right, i’m an idiot….well think again….i’m right about jackson, and he’s your qb, not mine. so who’s the idiot???

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    you know what danzinski, i started posting here along time ago, and did it very courteously. i cme here to banter football and thought you did a good job. then you took the low road and bashed jason witten on a blog. i came here and defended him and got trashed for it. well, all i tried to do was tell the truthabout the vikings weakness’. i think they’re a good team, but they’re only as good as their weakest link. that would be jackson, and he’s their qb. this team will not win with him. thats my opinion and alot more expert opinions as well. so everybody that says that is an idiot???? ok, i tried to be a good contributor to this site. you gotta take the critisim as well as the compliments. you asked me to take the critisim of witten???? if you dish it, be prepared to get it back