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    Tarvaris improves despite not playing

    Back in June, when a sense of inevitability was growing regarding the eventual arrival of Brett Favre in Minnesota, plenty of players wanted to Vikings to stand pat with Tarvaris Jackson, the fourth-year quarterback who was benched last year after starting 0-2 and then returned to propel the team into the postseason.

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    Re: Tarvaris improves despite not playing

    I think there's still a future for TJ. We've seen glimpses of his maturity and improvement over the years. I know he works hard too.
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    Re: Tarvaris improves despite not playing

    "CulpepperViking16" wrote:
    I think there's still a future for TJ. We've seen glimpses of his maturity and improvement over the years. I know he works hard too.
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    Re: Tarvaris improves despite not playing

    Not a bad read.
    Thanks my friend.

    I'm back on the TJ bandwagon (again).
    What has impressed me the most is how he has handled his career to date especially when it comes to the press/media.

    Throw in a very good showing at the end of last season with the possible exception of the Iggles game. Hell even Birk gaffed in that Iggles game why wouldn't a young QB with no WR's to throw to and a OL that looked like turnstyles.
    Add to that a good pre-season showing mucking about with the dregs of the team and a damn fine showing against the Rams with the 2's and 3's.

    Maybe the maturation process has come full circle, or atleast enough to warrant a contract.
    He is gonna get one.
    Lets hope its a Vikes contract.
    ;D
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    Re: Tarvaris improves despite not playing

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Not a bad read.
    Thanks my friend.

    I'm back on the TJ bandwagon (again).
    What has impressed me the most is how he has handled his career to date especially when it comes to the press/media.

    Throw in a very good showing at the end of last season with the possible exception of the Iggles game. Hell even Birk gaffed in that Iggles game why wouldn't a young QB with no WR's to throw to and a OL that looked like turnstyles.
    Add to that a good pre-season showing mucking about with the dregs of the team and a damn fine showing against the Rams with the 2's and 3's.

    Maybe the maturation process has come full circle, or atleast enough to warrant a contract.
    He is gonna get one.
    Lets hope its a Vikes contract.
    ;D
    Yeah, he is right up there with the great ones. Some day he may even move ahead of Gus ;D

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    16) Gus Frerotte - He was brilliant in two 2003 starts, throwing six touchdown passes with just one interception. When he returned to the Vikings in 2008, he was 8-3 after Tarvaris Jackson was benched, his sketchy numbers (12 TD passes, 15 interceptions) tolerable because of the team's sixth-rated defense and top-rated rushing offense. But an injury toward the end of the season gave Jackson another chance to start, and he fared well enough to keep the job even when Frerotte was able to play again.

    Seasons: 2003-04, 2008 Years: 3

    Starts: 13 W-L-T: 10-3

    Winning percentage: .769

    17) Tarvaris Jackson - Benched following a miserable 0-2 start last season, Jackson helped the Vikings secure a home playoff game with a 2-1 finish in 2008. He had the best game of his career against the eventual NFC champion Arizona Cardinals, throwing four touchdown passes in a 35-14 victory at University of Phoenix Stadium. But he struggled in his only playoff start against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Seasons: 2006-08 Years: 3

    Starts: 19 W-L-T: 10-9

    Winning percentage: .526

    18) Bob Berry - A one-time Pro Bowl selection for Atlanta between two stints with Minnesota, he did win a start during the 1974 season, helping the Vikings finish 10-4 and gain home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. That proved significant because the Vikings and Los Angeles Rams finished with the same record, but the Vikings beat the Rams 14-10 at Metropolitan Stadium to advance to the Super Bowl.

    Seasons: 1965-67, 73-76 Years: 7

    Starts: 2 W-L-T: 1-1

    Winning percentage: .500

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    Re: Tarvaris improves despite not playing

    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Not a bad read.
    Thanks My Farvish Friend.

    I'm back on the TJ bandwagon (again).
    What has impressed me the most is how he has handled his career to date especially when it comes to the press/media.

    Throw in a very good showing at the end of last season with the possible exception of the Iggles game. Hell even Birk gaffed in that Iggles game why wouldn't a young QB with no WR's to throw to and a OL that looked like turnstyles.
    Add to that a good pre-season showing mucking about with the dregs of the team and a gol 'darnit fine showing against the Rams with the 2's and 3's.

    Maybe the maturation process has come full circle, or atleast enough to warrant a contract.
    He is gonna get one.
    Lets hope its a Vikes contract.

    ;D
    Yeah, he is right up there with the great ones. Some day he may even move ahead of Gus ;D

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    16) Gus Frerotte - He was brilliant in two 2003 starts, throwing six touchdown passes with just one interception. When he returned to the Vikings in 2008, he was 8-3 after Tarvaris Jackson was benched, his sketchy numbers (12 TD passes, 15 interceptions) tolerable because of the team's sixth-rated defense and top-rated rushing offense. But an injury toward the end of the season gave Jackson another chance to start, and he fared well enough to keep the job even when Frerotte was able to play again.

    Seasons: 2003-04, 2008 Years: 3

    Starts: 13 W-L-T: 10-3

    Winning percentage: .769

    17) Tarvaris Jackson - Benched following a miserable 0-2 start last season, Jackson helped the Vikings secure a home playoff game with a 2-1 finish in 2008. He had the best game of his career against the eventual NFC champion Arizona Cardinals, throwing four touchdown passes in a 35-14 victory at University of Phoenix Stadium. But he struggled in his only playoff start against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Seasons: 2006-08 Years: 3

    Starts: 19 W-L-T: 10-9

    Winning percentage: .526

    18) Bob Berry - A one-time Pro Bowl selection for Atlanta between two stints with Minnesota, he did win a start during the 1974 season, helping the Vikings finish 10-4 and gain home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. That proved significant because the Vikings and Los Angeles Rams finished with the same record, but the Vikings beat the Rams 14-10 at Metropolitan Stadium to advance to the Super Bowl.

    Seasons: 1965-67, 73-76 Years: 7

    Starts: 2 W-L-T: 1-1

    Winning percentage: .500
    Patience is a virtue my friend.
    Sometimes patience also pays off when it comes to football players.
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    Re: Tarvaris improves despite not playing

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Not a bad read.
    Thanks My Farvish Friend.

    I'm back on the TJ bandwagon (again).
    What has impressed me the most is how he has handled his career to date especially when it comes to the press/media.

    Throw in a very good showing at the end of last season with the possible exception of the Iggles game. Hell even Birk gaffed in that Iggles game why wouldn't a young QB with no WR's to throw to and a OL that looked like turnstyles.
    Add to that a good pre-season showing mucking about with the dregs of the team and a gol 'darnit fine showing against the Rams with the 2's and 3's.

    Maybe the maturation process has come full circle, or atleast enough to warrant a contract.
    He is gonna get one.
    Lets hope its a Vikes contract.

    ;D
    Yeah, he is right up there with the great ones. Some day he may even move ahead of Gus ;D

    http://www.purplepride.org/forums/in...c,54180.0.html


    16) Gus Frerotte - He was brilliant in two 2003 starts, throwing six touchdown passes with just one interception. When he returned to the Vikings in 2008, he was 8-3 after Tarvaris Jackson was benched, his sketchy numbers (12 TD passes, 15 interceptions) tolerable because of the team's sixth-rated defense and top-rated rushing offense. But an injury toward the end of the season gave Jackson another chance to start, and he fared well enough to keep the job even when Frerotte was able to play again.

    Seasons: 2003-04, 2008 Years: 3

    Starts: 13 W-L-T: 10-3

    Winning percentage: .769

    17) Tarvaris Jackson - Benched following a miserable 0-2 start last season, Jackson helped the Vikings secure a home playoff game with a 2-1 finish in 2008. He had the best game of his career against the eventual NFC champion Arizona Cardinals, throwing four touchdown passes in a 35-14 victory at University of Phoenix Stadium. But he struggled in his only playoff start against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Seasons: 2006-08 Years: 3

    Starts: 19 W-L-T: 10-9

    Winning percentage: .526

    18) Bob Berry - A one-time Pro Bowl selection for Atlanta between two stints with Minnesota, he did win a start during the 1974 season, helping the Vikings finish 10-4 and gain home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. That proved significant because the Vikings and Los Angeles Rams finished with the same record, but the Vikings beat the Rams 14-10 at Metropolitan Stadium to advance to the Super Bowl.

    Seasons: 1965-67, 73-76 Years: 7

    Starts: 2 W-L-T: 1-1

    Winning percentage: .500
    Patience is a virtue My Farvish Friend.
    Sometimes patience also pays off when it comes to football players.

    I completely agree.... the kid has improved leaps and bounds from that first cold brisk night at Lambeau his rookie year... now that he's learning from a deity (who better to learn from than the only guy in the league with a stronger arm than him
    ;D) instead of a Brooks Bollinger... he will be ready to take over the reigns... As long as Chilly is around TJack will be as well, he developed him like 'a piece of clay' and Jackson's damn near a finished product. Just think of how T-Jack would look with Percy Harvin as his slot receiver and a dramatically improved sidney rice not to mention solid play from his right tackle
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    "carta4eva" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Not a bad read.
    Thanks My Farvish Friend.

    I'm back on the TJ bandwagon (again).
    What has impressed me the most is how he has handled his career to date especially when it comes to the press/media.

    Throw in a very good showing at the end of last season with the possible exception of the Iggles game. Hell even Birk gaffed in that Iggles game why wouldn't a young QB with no WR's to throw to and a OL that looked like turnstyles.
    Add to that a good pre-season showing mucking about with the dregs of the team and a gol 'darnit fine showing against the Rams with the 2's and 3's.

    Maybe the maturation process has come full circle, or atleast enough to warrant a contract.
    He is gonna get one.
    Lets hope its a Vikes contract.

    ;D
    Yeah, he is right up there with the great ones. Some day he may even move ahead of Gus ;D

    http://www.purplepride.org/forums/in...c,54180.0.html


    16) Gus Frerotte - He was brilliant in two 2003 starts, throwing six touchdown passes with just one interception. When he returned to the Vikings in 2008, he was 8-3 after Tarvaris Jackson was benched, his sketchy numbers (12 TD passes, 15 interceptions) tolerable because of the team's sixth-rated defense and top-rated rushing offense. But an injury toward the end of the season gave Jackson another chance to start, and he fared well enough to keep the job even when Frerotte was able to play again.

    Seasons: 2003-04, 2008 Years: 3

    Starts: 13 W-L-T: 10-3

    Winning percentage: .769

    17) Tarvaris Jackson - Benched following a miserable 0-2 start last season, Jackson helped the Vikings secure a home playoff game with a 2-1 finish in 2008. He had the best game of his career against the eventual NFC champion Arizona Cardinals, throwing four touchdown passes in a 35-14 victory at University of Phoenix Stadium. But he struggled in his only playoff start against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Seasons: 2006-08 Years: 3

    Starts: 19 W-L-T: 10-9

    Winning percentage: .526

    18) Bob Berry - A one-time Pro Bowl selection for Atlanta between two stints with Minnesota, he did win a start during the 1974 season, helping the Vikings finish 10-4 and gain home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. That proved significant because the Vikings and Los Angeles Rams finished with the same record, but the Vikings beat the Rams 14-10 at Metropolitan Stadium to advance to the Super Bowl.

    Seasons: 1965-67, 73-76 Years: 7

    Starts: 2 W-L-T: 1-1

    Winning percentage: .500
    Patience is a virtue My Farvish Friend.
    Sometimes patience also pays off when it comes to football players.

    I completely agree.... the kid has improved leaps and bounds from that first cold brisk night at Lambeau his rookie year... now that he's learning from a deity (who better to learn from than the only guy in the league with a stronger arm than him
    ;D) instead of a Brooks Bollinger... he will be ready to take over the reigns... As long as Chilly is around TJack will be as well, he developed him like 'a piece of clay' and Jackson's gol 'darnit near a finished product. Just think of how T-Jack would look with Percy Harvin as his slot receiver and a dramatically improved sidney rice not to mention solid play from his right tackle
    LOL, One could almost argue that improved play at OL and WR could almost make any QB look better than they have ever played in thier career.
    Even ole TJ.
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    Re: Tarvaris improves despite not playing

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Not a bad read.
    Thanks My Farvish Friend.

    I'm back on the TJ bandwagon (again).
    What has impressed me the most is how he has handled his career to date especially when it comes to the press/media.

    Throw in a very good showing at the end of last season with the possible exception of the Iggles game. Hell even Birk gaffed in that Iggles game why wouldn't a young QB with no WR's to throw to and a OL that looked like turnstyles.
    Add to that a good pre-season showing mucking about with the dregs of the team and a gol 'darnit fine showing against the Rams with the 2's and 3's.

    Maybe the maturation process has come full circle, or atleast enough to warrant a contract.
    He is gonna get one.
    Lets hope its a Vikes contract.
    ;D
    Yeah, he is right up there with the great ones. Some day he may even move ahead of Gus ;D

    http://www.purplepride.org/forums/in...c,54180.0.html


    16) Gus Frerotte - He was brilliant in two 2003 starts, throwing six touchdown passes with just one interception. When he returned to the Vikings in 2008, he was 8-3 after Tarvaris Jackson was benched, his sketchy numbers (12 TD passes, 15 interceptions) tolerable because of the team's sixth-rated defense and top-rated rushing offense. But an injury toward the end of the season gave Jackson another chance to start, and he fared well enough to keep the job even when Frerotte was able to play again.

    Seasons: 2003-04, 2008 Years: 3

    Starts: 13 W-L-T: 10-3

    Winning percentage: .769

    17) Tarvaris Jackson - Benched following a miserable 0-2 start last season, Jackson helped the Vikings secure a home playoff game with a 2-1 finish in 2008. He had the best game of his career against the eventual NFC champion Arizona Cardinals, throwing four touchdown passes in a 35-14 victory at University of Phoenix Stadium. But he struggled in his only playoff start against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Seasons: 2006-08 Years: 3

    Starts: 19 W-L-T: 10-9

    Winning percentage: .526

    18) Bob Berry - A one-time Pro Bowl selection for Atlanta between two stints with Minnesota, he did win a start during the 1974 season, helping the Vikings finish 10-4 and gain home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. That proved significant because the Vikings and Los Angeles Rams finished with the same record, but the Vikings beat the Rams 14-10 at Metropolitan Stadium to advance to the Super Bowl.

    Seasons: 1965-67, 73-76 Years: 7

    Starts: 2 W-L-T: 1-1

    Winning percentage: .500
    Patience is a virtue my friend.
    Sometimes patience also pays off when it comes to football players.
    Yeah, that 3 year project that turned into a 4 year project that has now moved into the half a decade project just might be a great backup some day. Hoo Rah.

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    Re: Tarvaris improves despite not playing

    He's had 19 starts be easy on the kid people

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