Praise for Sage

If you’re feeling a little down about the Vikings‘ imminent acquisition of Sage Rosenfels, you might want to check out this article by the Houston Chronicle‘s Richard Justice, who has nothing but kind things to say about the soon-to-be new starting quarterback of the Purple, a guy Justice portrays as a pro’s pro who deserves a chance to win a starting job after years toiling as a back-up.  A sampling of what Justice has to say:

Here’s hoping the Vikings know how lucky they might be about to get.

They’re getting a really smart guy, a really competitive guy and a guy who has shown he’s good enough to win games.

He has never done it consistently, but then again, he has never had the opportunity the Vikings can give him.

The Vikings have all the other major pieces in place. Rosenfels won’t be asked to just manage the game because that’s a fallacy.

He’ll have more talent around him than he has had at any time in his career. If he’s going to make it, this is his chance.

Justice also gets a little bit into the relationship between Rosenfels and coach Gary Kubiak, which apparently got tumultuous at times.  But Justice is quick to point out that, however frustrated Rosenfels may have become with his situation in Houston, he never made trouble and always said the right things and did what he was asked.  It seems clear that, wherever this guy has gone, he’s made a good impression.  Of course, he’s never carried the responsibility of being the starter on a presumed playoff contender.  Some guys get better when you put them in that kind of situation, and others fold up.  We’ll see how Sage reacts.

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