Troy Williamson Era in Minnesota has finally come to an end
With yesterday's news that Vikings wide reciever Troy Williamson had reached an agreement with the Jacksonville Jaguars about a trade, the era of Vikings fans watching catchable passes fall to the ground after hitting recievers in hands has apparantly come to an end. After his pathetic display this past season, including 2 terrible drops in the season finale, this should come as a blessing to all Purple fans. I can only hope that a change of scenery can help reguvinate his young career. Maybe he can have a career as returner... then again, he needs to catch a ball there too. But you never know, stranger things have happened, like the Giants winning the Super Bowl for one. I don't know who will be signed or drafted by the team to replace Williamson, but all I know is he should be able to catch the ball better. Than again, Bryant McKinnie could probably catch better. After all, he seemed to handle the bouncer at the Miami night club pretty well. (OK cheap shot). While on the topic of McKinnie, expect him to sit out more than a couple games this upcoming season for his incident. If the Vikes don't suspend him, NFL commisioner Roger Goodell surely will crack his whip on him. I can't help but wonder if this isn't the beginning of the end for McKinnie as a Viking either. With Vikings owner Zygi Wilf cleaning house lately of all character-problem players, such as Dwight Smith, I can't see McKinnie lasting too much longer in purple. After all this isn't his first brush with the law, since he was one of the 4 prominemt players identified in the "sex boat" scandal. I look at this as a good and bad thing. McKinnie certainly is one of the top run blocking tackles in the game, and with Chad Hutchinson and Matt Birk at his side, the left side of the line is excellent. But pass blocking, McKInnie is possibly the laziest tackle I have ever seen play the game. He gets beat more times than any high-caliber tackle I have ever seen. Maybe it's time for a change at left tackle, maybe not. I guess that is up to Wilf to decide if McKinnie is worth the off-the-field trouble.