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Douche Baggins
12-20-2010, 12:32 PM
Wow, this should be ugly.

http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/2010/writers/peter_king/12/19/week-15-mmqb/joe-webb.jpg

Who I Like Tonight, and I mean Ron Jaworski

Less than nine months after being drafted as a wide receiver prospect, Joe Webb is the starting quarterback for the Vikings.

Vikings 13, Bears 10.

So here's more on the legend of Joe Webb, the aforementioned 199th pick in the 2010 draft, who gets his first NFL start tonight, against the Bears, on the Monday Night Football stage. Born and raised in Birmingham, he went to Alabama-Birmingham, strafing Central Florida for 426 yards as a redshirt frosh in his second career start, and he became the only player in NCAA history to pass for more than 2,000 yards and rush for more than 1,000 in successive seasons. He had plenty of arm, but wasn't invited to the Scouting Combine, and the Vikings took the 6-3, 226-pound Webb as a receiver prospect in April.

"At the first minicamp after the draft,'' Webb recalled, "I threw the ball back after one of the pass routes, and I guess coach Childress liked what he saw.'' In fact, Childress watched Webb throw a few balls, knew his history, was skeptical whether Brett Favre would return for the season, and at the end of the minicamp told Webb that when he came back for the full-squad minicamp in a couple of weeks, he'd be coming back as a quarterback.

He showed a surprisingly strong arm in training camp, and good mobility. After some success in the preseason -- Webb had a 48-yard touchdown run, and three touchdown passes -- he became a darling of the fans. And now, even though the Vikings are playing for nothing the last three weeks of the season except for individual jobs, the Minnesota fans seem excited to see whether a cult-hero kind of player (the fans feel about Danny Woodhead in New England the way they feel about Webb in the Twin Cities) can take a step toward being in the mix for a quarterback roster spot in Minnesota in 2011.

Webb didn't sound at all intimidated when we spoke Friday. "Not at all,'' he said. "I grew up watching Monday Night Football and it's an honor to play in the game. I respect the Bears a lot. But I am not afraid of them. They put their shoulder pads on just like I do.''

He said the best advice he got about tonight was the simplest, from Brett Favre. Just be you. Just play the way you play. The odds are against Webb and the Vikings, obviously, but on an emotional night -- the last outdoor NFL game in the state was exactly 29 years ago today -- with the 50 greatest Vikings of all time being honored, something about Webb's game tells me he's going to be able to handle it.

Clues on how he might do? Well, with a 10 -inch hand -- very big by quarterback standards -- he should have no trouble gripping the ball on an ice-cold night in the north country.[B] But he's never played a game, at any level of football, when the temperature's been below the mid-thirties.

chiefsnorth
12-20-2010, 12:35 PM
Favre was upgraded from Out to Questionable this morning.

Bob Dole
12-20-2010, 12:35 PM
Your thread title is a little misleading, in that he was a college QB who was drafted as a WR conversion project. It's not like the guy has never thrown a pass.

KCrockaholic
12-20-2010, 12:36 PM
Some people have talked about Joe Webb being the next Daunte Culpepper. It's just hyped bullshit, but it will be interesting to watch him play.

Rausch
12-20-2010, 12:40 PM
I hope he gets the start and I hope he s'plodes all over the Martz's for 11ty billion yards.

WebGem
12-20-2010, 12:44 PM
LOL @ thread title. Joe Webb is a QB, and he is actually a pretty damn good one. I watched every single snap he played in college. In no way is this comparable to some random WR starting at QB, not even comparable to Eric Crouch if he had started a game at QB sometime when he was in the NFL.

Crush
12-20-2010, 12:45 PM
BREAKING NEWS: BRETT FAVRE!!!

Buck
12-20-2010, 12:45 PM
And Peter King picked the Vikes?

WOW

Chiefnj2
12-20-2010, 12:46 PM
Smart move to go with a Florida native for an outdoor game in Minnesota in late December.

Rausch
12-20-2010, 12:47 PM
Smart move to go with a Florida native for an outdoor game in Minnesota in late December.

Smart to...........really?

They have outdoor games?....

WV
12-20-2010, 12:48 PM
This season he may just be the best QB they have.

Slainte
12-20-2010, 12:52 PM
Joe Webb. Joe Kapp. You see, it's very close....

Rausch
12-20-2010, 12:53 PM
This season he may just be the best QB they have.

ROFL

Thig Lyfe
12-20-2010, 12:55 PM
He'll be a Pro Bowl quarterback next year and league MVP within 3 years.

(If it happens, I'll edit this post and bump this thread to prove my genius. If it doesn't, nobody will remember anyway. Win-win!)

chiefsnorth
12-20-2010, 01:03 PM
I am in the twin cities and it is pretty bad outside right now. A few more inches of snow today, windy and cold.

Sweet Daddy Hate
12-20-2010, 01:06 PM
He'll be a Pro Bowl quarterback next year and league MVP within 3 years.

(If it happens, I'll edit this post and bump this thread to prove my genius. If it doesn't, nobody will remember anyway. Win-win!)

Thiggy on loaner?

KCrockaholic
12-20-2010, 01:08 PM
He'll be a Pro Bowl quarterback next year and league MVP within 3 years.

(If it happens, I'll edit this post and bump this thread to prove my genius. If it doesn't, nobody will remember anyway. Win-win!)

Fuck you Mecca.

siberian khatru
12-20-2010, 01:08 PM
Despite this guy's story, I'm still expecting a ton of "Is Favre coming back? Should he? Should he have played tonight? Could he have? Where does he rank among the all-time greats? You have to balance those INTs with all the grit he displays. He's a gunslinger, you know. The game he had on Monday night when his father died is still one of the gutsiest, grittiest displays I've ever seen ... Peterson for 2 yards, it's 2nd and 8 ... When you add up all the turmoil he's gone through with his father's passing, his wife's cancer ... Webb throws incomplete ... him beating addiction to painkillers, you have to ..."

Sweet Daddy Hate
12-20-2010, 01:10 PM
Despite this guy's story, I'm still expecting a ton of "Is Favre coming back? Should he? Should he have played tonight? Could he have? Where does he rank among the all-time greats? You have to balance those INTs with all the grit he displays. He's a gunslinger, you know. The game he had on Monday night when his father died is still one of the gutsiest, grittiest displays I've ever seen ... Peterson for 2 yards, it's 2nd and 8 ... When you add up all the turmoil he's gone through with his father's passing, his wife's cancer ... Webb throws incomplete ... him beating addiction to painkillers, you have to ..."

Yes. MORE Fave please!

:facepalm:

Dayze
12-20-2010, 01:20 PM
Despite this guy's story, I'm still expecting a ton of "Is Favre coming back? Should he? Should he have played tonight? Could he have? Where does he rank among the all-time greats? You have to balance those INTs with all the grit he displays. He's a gunslinger, you know. The game he had on Monday night when his father died is still one of the gutsiest, grittiest displays I've ever seen ... Peterson for 2 yards, it's 2nd and 8 ... When you add up all the turmoil he's gone through with his father's passing, his wife's cancer ... Webb throws incomplete ... him beating addiction to painkillers, you have to ..."

i hear Madden is coming out of retirement to call this game.

tomahawk kid
12-20-2010, 01:40 PM
Joe Webb. Joe Kapp. You see, it's very close....

I think somewhere Joe Kapp is still trying to dig Buck Buchanan's cleat from his ass.

chiefsnorth
12-20-2010, 01:45 PM
Despite this guy's story, I'm still expecting a ton of "Is Favre coming back? Should he? Should he have played tonight? Could he have? Where does he rank among the all-time greats? You have to balance those INTs with all the grit he displays. He's a gunslinger, you know. The game he had on Monday night when his father died is still one of the gutsiest, grittiest displays I've ever seen ... Peterson for 2 yards, it's 2nd and 8 ... When you add up all the turmoil he's gone through with his father's passing, his wife's cancer ... Webb throws incomplete ... him beating addiction to painkillers, you have to ..."

I am sure they will remind us 50 times how much fun he is to watch, he's like a kid out there playing in his backyard

Rams Fan
12-20-2010, 02:58 PM
I hope he gets the start and I hope he s'plodes all over the Martz's for 11ty billion yards.

Martz is the OC for the Bear. He isn't the HC or DC.

Cave Johnson
12-20-2010, 03:21 PM
I'm calling it now. Joe Webb, using the Yahoo WR loophole, will propel countless teams to fantasy championships next week.

Brock
12-20-2010, 03:25 PM
Despite this guy's story, I'm still expecting a ton of "Is Favre coming back? Should he? Should he have played tonight? Could he have? Where does he rank among the all-time greats? You have to balance those INTs with all the grit he displays. He's a gunslinger, you know. The game he had on Monday night when his father died is still one of the gutsiest, grittiest displays I've ever seen ... Peterson for 2 yards, it's 2nd and 8 ... When you add up all the turmoil he's gone through with his father's passing, his wife's cancer ... Webb throws incomplete ... him beating addiction to painkillers, you have to ..."

Jaws.....THIS GUY......he epitomizes a football player to me....

Over-Head
12-20-2010, 04:28 PM
would love to see the guy have a wicked "beginners luck" night and scorch the Bears :evil:

crispystl420
12-20-2010, 04:49 PM
I'm calling it now. Joe Webb, using the Yahoo WR loophole, will propel countless teams to fantasy championships next week.

I considered picking him up. lol

Shogun
12-20-2010, 05:09 PM
Favre starts

Fruit Ninja
12-20-2010, 05:09 PM
Since Favre is starting, not this time WR lol

Shogun
12-20-2010, 05:13 PM
Since Favre is starting, not this time WR lol

Im going to bet that he will play tonight.

Coogs
12-20-2010, 05:14 PM
Favre starts

So Favre is a WR? Who knew? :shrug:

Shogun
12-20-2010, 05:16 PM
Favre runs a 15.3

Coogs
12-20-2010, 05:20 PM
Favre runs a 15.3

Well there you go. Same exact time as Bobby Wade.

Sweet Daddy Hate
12-20-2010, 06:06 PM
Well there you go. Same exact time as Bobby Wade.

ROFL

Bwana
12-20-2010, 06:10 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOPS! Nice scoop!

Chieftain58
12-20-2010, 06:11 PM
Why would they start Favre when they need to evaluate the other QB's on the team!

Fruit Ninja
12-20-2010, 06:13 PM
Why would they start Favre when they need to evaluate the other QB's on the team!

Maybe because their back up is hurt and their 3rd guy is actually their WR that did play QB in college?

I just dont think they really care to look at someone playing QB that in the NFL plays another positions.

chiefsnorth
12-20-2010, 06:18 PM
Nice call giftard

thurman merman
12-20-2010, 09:50 PM
Uh, Joe Webb sucks.

burt
12-20-2010, 09:57 PM
Uh, Joe Webb sucks.

actually, I disagree. Pretty damn good arm.....good legs.....Just needs to learn to read a defense. He didn't have a prayer tonight.

King_Chief_Fan
12-21-2010, 06:09 AM
I think he has more upside than Croyle...........

Bane
12-21-2010, 06:11 AM
I think he has more upside than Croyle...........

Who?




ROFL

Dexter Manley
12-25-2011, 01:03 PM
He'll be a Pro Bowl quarterback next year and league MVP within 3 years.

(If it happens, I'll edit this post and bump this thread to prove my genius. If it doesn't, nobody will remember anyway. Win-win!)


I like what I see of Joe Webb.

Slainte
12-25-2011, 01:05 PM
Jack Webb would be a more promising QB...

Dexter Manley
12-25-2011, 05:05 PM
There are too many teams that need QBs and too few good QBs.

The Vikes backup has a lot of raw talent and has demonstrated development. I doubt the Vikes want to part with him. Ponder could never stay healthy with the CrimiNoles.

Bowser
12-25-2011, 06:15 PM
Possibly the worst bump ever.

crispystl420
12-25-2011, 07:30 PM
Why the bump? What am I missing here?