Jim Souhan

Columnist | Sports
Phone: 612-719-0257
Jim Souhan writes four columns and week and writes posts to the blog Souhan on Sports on Startribune.com. He can also be heard on 1500ESPN on Sunday from 10-noon and weekdays at 2:05 p.m.

Recent content from Jim Souhan

Souhan: Time to shop for QB in draft — and to get it right

If the Vikings can keep losing at their current pace while playing incompetent quarterbacks, they’ll get to draft their next quarterback in a few months.

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 12:04 PM

Souhan: Frazier doesn't deserve this nasty, brutish year

The classy Vikings coach could be heading for a pink slip because of organizational blunders not of his doing.

Updated: October 27, 2013, - 08:12 PM

Souhan: Last laugh belongs to Packers, not Jennings

Green Bay is thriving, and Greg Jennings left the Packers to join a mess in Minnesota.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 12:13 PM

Souhan: Vikings' Peterson has been looking merely mortal this season

His 2012 season made Peterson seem superhuman, the way he recovered from major knee surgery ahead of schedule to challenge the single-season rushing record, but this season, after his first run, Peterson hasn't been the same.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 10:50 AM

Souhan: Purges past might be revisited after Vikings' flop

The Vikings' 23-7 loss Monday night buried memories of their 2012 playoff appearance and transported them back to 2011, when they won only three games.

Updated: October 22, 2013, - 10:53 AM

Souhan: Vikings, Giants bad teams that are highly watchable

The worst thing that can come out of a bad season is uncertainty. The reward for finishing 8-8 is a mediocre draft pick and muddled thinking. Leslie Frazier and Josh Freeman can begin providing clarity Monday.

Updated: October 21, 2013, - 12:35 PM

Souhan: Gophers defensive standouts have plenty to discuss after picks

James Manuel and Ra’Shede Hageman are roommates, and each caught an interception at Northwestern on Saturday.

Updated: October 20, 2013, - 06:15 PM

Gophers likely to keep rotating Leidner, Nelson

In beating Northwestern, neither Mitch Leidner nor Philip Nelson was much better.

Updated: October 19, 2013, - 10:47 PM

Souhan: Ambition for greatness refreshing trait in QB

“I just want to go out there and be great,” Josh Freeman said. That alone could separate him from most quarterbacks who have preceded him here.

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 07:19 AM

Souhan: Forget about QB; failures abound in this one

Where did it all go wrong? The failure begins with the decision to allow cornerback Antoine Winfield to depart, leaving the Vikings with one of the worst sets of cornerbacks in the league.

Updated: October 14, 2013, - 12:04 PM

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