Even if Tarvaris Jackson plays better as the season goes on, Minnesota will be looking at the draft, where there are a number of good QB prospects.
Even if Tarvaris Jackson improves as the season develops, the Vikings will be looking to add another quarterback next season.
And Rick Spielman, the Vikings' vice president of player personnel, said there will be a number of outstanding quarterbacks available in the draft.
"Right now we're in the process of evaluating the whole draft at every position, and this year there are some good quarterbacks coming out and we're just in the process of trying to get those guys lined up," Spielman said.
"The kid at Boston College, Matt Ryan, the [André] Woodson kid at Kentucky, [John David] Booty's been hurt out at USC, [Chad] Henne at Michigan, there's [Brian] Brohm at Louisville, Colt Brennan at Hawaii," Spielman said. "So, there's a lot of guys right now, just like we are at all the positions, just starting at the evaluation process of looking at them all.
"I've seen four of those guys so far. I was at the Louisville-UConn game, I was at the South Carolina- Kentucky game and the Virginia Tech and Boston College game."
Spielman is very high on Ryan, the Boston College quarterback who passed for two touchdowns in the final 2:11 on Thursday to beat Virginia Tech.
Adrian Peterson was asked why he did so well against the Bears and struggled a bit against the Cowboys.
"I would say those guys just played the defense, really keeping the plays inside and not really letting anything go backside," Peterson said. "But there was still some opportunities out there that I left out on the field. You knew coming into the game they'd probably be keying on me but we got out there and played ball."
Would he welcome more carries?
"Yeah, maybe 100 carries would be nice," Peterson said. "No, the way we do it right now is good; we keep each other fresh and we both know how to make plays when we're out there.
"I just go out there and prepare myself well to be able to go out there and be ready for whenever I get extra carries or whenever they call upon me."
Holcomb deserves shot
Darrell Bevell said he believes Kelly Holcomb has earned an opportunity to start in the NFL.
"Well, sometimes it comes down to opportunities, I think," the Vikings offensive coordinator said. "A lot of times I think when you're being brought in to be a backup then that's what you're being brought in for. You're being brought in as a veteran guy that can step in in a time of need."
Bevell has been impressed by Holcomb.
"I think he's done a nice job for us," Bevell said. "He's a veteran guy. He's come in, he's picked up the system fast, he knows where to go with the ball and those are things that we like about him.
"He knows the team and he's seen a lot of things from them but they'll still have something new for us, as they do for everyone, ever week. But I think just his experience will help him see different things."
|Chicago Cubs||2||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Baltimore - K. Gausman||6:07 PM|
|Toronto - B. Morrow|
|Minnesota - S. Diamond||6:08 PM|
|Detroit - R. Porcello|
|Cleveland - Z. McAllister||6:10 PM|
|Boston - R. Dempster|
|LA Angels - J. Blanton||7:10 PM|
|Kansas City - E. Santana|
|San Jose||9:30 PM|
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