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    "holcomb leapfrogging bollinger?"

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    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Tarvaris Jackson hobbled straight-legged off the field after watching all of practice on Wednesday and tried to stay positive.

    "It felt a little better," the Minnesota Vikings quarterback said when asked about his injured groin. "It's day to day."

    As much as Jackson is trying to remain hopeful, the Vikings appear to be making other plans for Sunday's game at Kansas City. Jackson did not practice Wednesday and veteran Kelly Holcomb could be leapfrogging incumbent backup Brooks Bollinger on the depth chart.



    Coach Brad Childress hinted he has decided who will play against the Chiefs, but said he would not divulge that until later in the week.

    "I hate to be evasive," Childress said with a wry grin. "But I'm evasive."

    Childress, of course, doesn't want to tip his hand too early and make things easy on Chiefs coach Herm Edwards. He said he would divide the snaps in practice between Holcomb and Bollinger and wait to see if Jackson's groin felt better toward the end of the week.

    Even if it does, a week on the sidelines might do the young Jackson some good after a disastrous game against Detroit on Sunday. The second-year player looked flustered all afternoon, throwing four interceptions before limping off the field in overtime of a 20-17 loss.

    But Jackson says that performance is exactly why he wants to play this week.

    "Yeah, especially after the game I played Sunday," Jackson said. "I want to get back out there again this week and just try to correct some things and get better."

    Bollinger has been the No. 2 quarterback since training camp opened, but the Vikings traded for the veteran Holcomb just before the start of the regular season to get more experience behind Jackson.

    Holcomb, in his 12th season, played in the final preseason game against Dallas and has been rushing to digest the playbook and offensive philosophies in hopes of getting a chance to play this season.

    While not as mobile as Bollinger, Holcomb has a much stronger arm and more than double the career starts (21 to 9). He also played in a similar offensive system in Philadelphia, so Childress thinks the transition has been smooth.

    "I have seen him develop, and really it was developing the small things, whether it be a snap count or how we do a motion or how we call something, but systematically it's close to what he has done," Childress said.

    So does Holcomb think he's ready to step in if needed?


    i hate the idea of dieing before another winning season

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    Re: "holcomb leapfrogging bollinger?"

    I think Childress went on PPO and saw our "If Tarvaris Can't Go" survey
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    Re: "holcomb leapfrogging bollinger?"

    I say put Holcomb in...if he sucks, then we can always turn to Bollinger!
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    Re: "holcomb leapfrogging bollinger?"

    I think it's Bollinger "reverse leap-frogging" Holcomb.

    Sucking your entire career, and fumbling a snap to lose the game kind of puts you back a little.... just a smidge.


    Bollinger sucks big time

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    Re: "holcomb leapfrogging bollinger?"

    Still think BB should have been canned & kept Thigpen.......just MHO

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    Re: "holcomb leapfrogging bollinger?"

    "Slade" wrote:
    Still think BB should have been canned & kept Thigpen.......just MHO
    I think the Vikes wanted to keep Thigpen. He just got stolen before he was able to be permantly on the practice squad.
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    Re: "holcomb leapfrogging bollinger?"

    I read a quote from Childress saying, "I would be sick." when asked if Thigpen were to be picked up on waivers. Obviously, coach saw a lillte more promise in Bollinger then Thigpen. I wonder if Childress is kicking himself for not keeping Thigpen, his quote kinda sounds like he really thought well of the guy (Thigpen). Could he have done any worse then Bollinger? Maybe, Maybe not. I think that if Jackson can't go, Holcomb will get the start. If Bollinger starts, maybe he will suprise some folks and do well. The 'Vikes will win regardless.
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    Re: "holcomb leapfrogging bollinger?"

    yeah i think holcomb gets the start and gives our recievers a better shot this week. but id rather tavaris start and let him improve.

    i hate the idea of dieing before another winning season

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    Re: "holcomb leapfrogging bollinger?"

    What if Holcomb throws

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    Then we will have a QB controversy. You thought this week was bad.

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    Re: "holcomb leapfrogging bollinger?"

    thats exactly what i was thinking

    i hate the idea of dieing before another winning season

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