Jerome Simpson is becoming famous for his acrobatics. Last year he introduced the front flip to NFL football, and in Friday’s preseason game between the Vikings and Bills he added the high hurdle to his repertoire. The play went for 34 yards and set up a Vikings TD. And needless to say it got the fanbase kind of fired up. Which is good news for a Viking team struggling to find a spark.
Wide receiver has obviously been a big area of concern for the Vikings the last couple of years. Simpson was brought in as a free agent this offseason on the hope he could add the downfield presence that’s been missing since Sidney Rice left. It remains to be seen whether he can be a consistent weapon for the Vikings, but we do know he can provide an occasional injection of excitement. Unfortunately he’ll have to sit out the first three regular season games with a suspension. So we’ll have to wait awhile to see what he can do in a real game with Christian Ponder throwing him the ball.