Non-Housh News: Vikings to Pursue Mark Tauscher

Lost in all the T.J. Houshmandzadeh madness has been the fact that the Vikings still don’t have a right tackle they like as their starter.  The best options - Jordan Gross and Vernon Carey – came off the table early, leaving a lot of unproven or over-the-hill guys to pick through.  One player who fits firmly into the latter category is Mark Tauscher, the 31-year-old long-time Packer, who may not be returning to Green Bay.  The Wisconsin State Journal says the Vikings are interested in Tauscher, who (red flag alert!) is recovering from a torn ACL in his right knee.  Seems to me that, if the Vikes do pursue Tauscher, that would signal their desire to choose a tackle with their top draft pick, someone they can develop for a year or maybe two while Tauscher holds down the position.

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  • Mike

    The Vikings should definitely draft a tackle with their first pick.   Taucher may work as a fill-in.

    The Star Tribune is now reporting Housh left last night.  Apparently the Vikes only offered him $6 million.  Maybe we now have money for a proven QB and a fill-in WR for Sidney Rice like Bobby Engram.  

  • Ryan

    Umm.. a proven QB?  Like who?  Garcia? Warner?  All these guys are over the hill, Garcia can’t stay healthy and Warner won’t be any good unless he has 2 pro bowlersto throw to, I’m likin’ the Sage.

  • Mike

    Proven QBs have proved they can take a team to the playoffs and actually win some playoff games.  Examples of proven include McNabb, Favre, Warner and Hasselbeck, etc.  Examples of unproven include T-Jack, Rosenfels, Bollinger, Holcomb, Booty, etc.

  • Ryan

    The one QB you named that I like is Mcnabb, he is the only one that has not passed his prime and actually would work out for us, Favre and Hasselbeck couldn’t lead there teams to the playoffs most likely because there old and dirt and they get banged up to easily, as for Warner… well any decent QB could be succesfull with the WR’s he had. 

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