Houshmandzadeh Will Visit Vikings


T.J. Houshmandzadeh said on ESPN two nights ago that he was interested in the Vikings.  Evidently the interest is mutual, since the Vikings are scheduled to have the free agent receiver in for a visit as soon as he wraps up his trip to Seattle.  Housh, as the kids like to call him, is far-and-away the biggest free agent fish available at the wide receiver position, and is the one guy out there who could instantly upgrade the Vikings offense.  If the Vikings impress Housh enough, I suppose it’s possible we could have him signed by tomorrow.  Other teams rumored to be interested, like the Giants and Eagles, have reportedly dropped out, so it’s not like Housh has the vast array of options he would’ve had in a more competitive market.

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  • Mike

    Why risk spending tons of money on great WRs like Berrian and Housh when you have unproven QBs like T-Jack and Rosenfels throwing to them?

  • All Day 28

    All im going to say is make it Happen. Why risk spending the money, well Mikey thats because GREAT WR’s can make unproven QB’s ummm lets say GREAT. Having Berrian and Housh means thats line’s can not stack 8 and 9 guys up in the box every play to try and contain Peterson. Which opens up more holes and lane’s for him to run. And if they do stack the line lets just imagine Berrian’s speed and Housh’s height and leaping ablity, especially in the redzone. Not to mention Shiancoe seemed like he finally got the West coast offense last season. Thats why we go sign Housh

  • Mike

    Having good WRs and poor QBs makes about as much sense as having a good QB and bad WRs.  Having Berrian and Housh means nothing if you don’t have a QB that can read blitzes and get them the ball.  Houston has good WRs with Andre Johnson, Kevin Walter and Owen Daniels, but they also have a good QB with Schaub (15 TDs/10 INTS).  Now the Vikings are getting their backup Rosenfels (6 TDs/1o INTS).   Most NFL teams build their franchise around great QBs.  The Vikings build their franchise around lousy QBs.  We will see if it works but I doubt it will.  Moreover, you will no right to blame Childress because you supported Rosenfels.

  • All Day 28

    Schaub a good QB, hahahahaha. Mike I live in Houston so i see plenty of Texans ball. Schaub has started 22 games as a texan and has 24 td’s and 19 ints in those 22 games started. Sage in 10 games started has 21 tds and had 22 ints. I know the ints are scary but Sage took alot more risk’s than Schaub because he was a back up trying to prove his worth. Sage didnt have the Offensive line in Houston that he will in Minnesota. Not to mention that guy that they call All Day. You might not be happy with Sage as it appears. An nor an I really. But atleast go into the season optimistic with him and lets see what happens. Hell he cant do any worse than what we have had the past couple of years

  • Vikes2009

    Gus & tarvaris gave Berrian the best year of his life in 2008 season. What makes you think Sage wont do so well with talented receivers? For example, Jeff George… Randy Moss made him looked good!

  • Mike

    I can’t be delusional and indulge in wishful thinking about the Vikings QB situation like many of you.  I would offer Warner $12 million now, inquire about trades for McNabb or Hasselbeck or try to get Favre from the Jets, among other things to try to get a good proven QB in Minnesota.  But hey, if Childress and you Vikings fans want to risk this great team on unproven Sage Rosenfels, I just want to put myself on the record to say I told you so later. 

  • All Day 28

    Delusional, Mike I would love for the Vikings to pull a trade for McNabb. Now Favre trade wise thats not gonna happen. We all should know by now that if the Jets trade Favre to the NFC north that they will owe Greengay tons of draft picks, so scratch that one off your list, also scratch Warner off your list. No way in hell is he comming to Minnesota. He is resigning with Zona, his situation is too good there, already knows the system, coaching staff and has great Wr’s. I doubt in hell that he wants to go somewhere else and learn a new system at this point in his career.  Hasselbeck, no thanks i’d rather roll the dice with Sage. Now like I said McNabb, would love for them to pull the trigger and try for him, and im sure McNabb is getting frustrated with Philly especially since they let Dawkins get away and now trading Lito Shepherd. I know they are defensive players but that affects the entire team. Am I happy with just Sage no, id be doing everything in our power to try and get McNabb right now. But if nothing else QB comes our way, put a lil faith in Sage, its not hard to do

  • Mike

    All Day, I’m glad you agree McNabb is preferable to Rosenfels but I disagree with your unwillingness to pursue other options.  Pursuing Favre from the Jets would involve his release, not a trade (I wont spell it out for you since it has been written up all over the web).   As for Warner, there is no way he coming to Minnesota only because the Vikings are doing nothing to invite him here (he has announced he will be visiting SF).  Unlike you, I certainly would prefer a healthy Hasselbeck to Rosenfels, although I would need for him to undergo a physical to determine the health of his back and shoulder.  I even would have pursued Cutler over Rosenfels, although I can’t really criticize Chidress on that opportunity until I hear what the deal involved.  As for putting my faith in Sage Rosenfels, forget about it, as there are many QBs I would rather have.  In fact, I believe Chilly only got him as a backup to T-Jack.  The threat of another year of the T-Jack experiment should give Viking fans little reason to be optimistic.  Hopefully, Chilly will get serious when he picks up the mysterious 4th QB.

  • http://Pennsylvania bernie jelinek

    Sure, McNabb can put up some numbers, and has a strong arm, but has he ever won a Superbowl for Philly? How many loses does he have in NFC Championship games as the Eagles QB? Let’s face it, he can’t win the big game, no matter what he does. Being a Viking won’t change that fact. The Eagles defense was one of the best last year, and it took McNabb two and a half quarters to figure out Arizona, and they still lost. One thing you really can’t call Rosenfels is a loser, because he really has’nt gotten much playing time to prove he can be effective, and he was playing for a young, and inexperienced Houston team. I just hope he can improve his game when the stakes are higher.  

  • All Day 28

    Atleast Bernie has some faith…..

  • http://Pennsylvania bernie jelinek

    All Day 28,  I guess all us Vikings fans have to have faith. I feel the same way inside as many other diehard fans do about the QB situation. I myself would prefer a great QB that has proven leadership, but  living in PA, I’ve seen more than enough of Donovan McNabb and the Eagles to last a lifetime.  What Rosenfels and Jackson have to realize is, that if they don’t play well right now , then both of them will be looking for work elsewhere. I feel that the fans have suffered long enough over the years and won’t tolerate turnovers very long. If we land Housh, shore up the offensive line and defensive secondary, utilize Kleinsasser at TE, there should be huge holes for AP to run through, and no excuses. If a team like Arizona can get there and almost win, then there is no reason that this Vikings team can’t roll through the playoffs and win it all, period. 

  • Mike

    The Vikings need a proven QB, not faith.  For every super bowl won by a Dilfer or a Brad Johnson there are 5 won by a Brady, Manning, Big Ben, Warner, Elway, Favre, Aikman, Young and Montana.  Moreover, QBs Dilfer and Johnson were vets that managed the games along with mediocre WRs while relying on dominant defenses (rated 1 and 2).  The Vikings plan of wasting high-priced WRs by relying on neophyte QBs to throw to them and a good but not dominant defense is likely not a prescription for a super bowl.   And the reason Chilly is throwing away a super bowl is because his pride won’t let him admit he made a mistake by choosing T-Jack as the franchise QB.  He will do anything he can to surround T-Jack with talent to make him a success but will do nothing to replace him with talent.  Rosenfels is just a backup to push his stupid pet project.  I refuse to have faith in such delusional prideful thinking.  

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  • http://Yahoo.Com Bill Lambert

    I do – not understand  why the coaching staff  thinks those  3 clowns  that  they have  will carry  the vikings  to  the  top.  We  sure  would  stand  a better chance  with  Donavan