Now that the Vikings have placed backup QB Tarvaris Jackson on IR (out for the year) I hope Brett Favre is also done for the year (and career). With a 5-8 record, three games left, and Favre hopefully done after this year, put Joe Webb at QB and let's see what he can do. Can he be any worse inept than a healthy Tarvaris or an injured Favre, who just might get suspended by the NFL for the last 3 games for allegedly sending inappropriate texts and/or photos in 2008 to a former Jets game host. Let's see what Jumpin' Joe can do and draft or trade for the rights to Cam Newton.
Anyone who suffered through Monday's 21-3 loss to the New York Giants Monday night had to realize Tarvaris Jackson shouldn't be the Vikings quarterback in 2011 (assuming Brett Favre doesn't come back for his 50th season). T-Jack was horrible, completing 15 of 30 passes for 118 yards and threw an interception directly to Giants linebacker Keith Bulluck. T-Jack couldn't complete a pass in the final 2 minutes when nobody on either team cared. Vikings are in big trouble at quarterback next season. I hope they don't trade for Donovan McNabb. Been there, done that with Favre.
I voted for Cam Newton of Auburn for the Heisman Trophy. I don't recall being as torn as to who to vote for as this year. Newton is the nation's top college football player but comes with baggage. His father was accused of working with the owner of a scouting service to receive up to $180,000 for his son to play for Mississippi State while the quarterback was being recruited out of junior college in 2009. The NCAA cleared Cam, saying neither he nor Auburn knew anything about the alleged payment.
I wish new Gophers football coach Jerry Kill the best. He has a monumental rebuilding job ahead of him. Under Tim Brewster "Gopher Nation" became "Gopher Township." I'm happy Jerry didn't echo a few phrases that his predecessors did, like "Geezo-beezo" or "My corpuscles are jumping and my heart is pumping" or "We're going to win Big Ten championships sooner rather than later." Kill seems like a down-home, down-to-earth, home-spun country boy and came off genuinely humble. He needs to ditch that mustache but I do admire his haircut!