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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Pro Bowl player comments

The Vikings just sent some comments from the Pro Bowl-bound players:

Adrian Peterson: “This is a great honor as a rookie and I’m proud to be selected. More important than that is that some of the guys who made it possible for me to go are also going, like Hutch, Birk and Tony. This was one of my goals coming into the season and it feels good to accomplish that. I’m blessed by the individual honor, but I know we have some team goals we are still striving for.”

Pat Williams: “I want to thank all the fans that voted for me and my teammates. It’s a blessing to be voted in outright and it’s nice to know that all the hard work over the years has paid off. I appreciate being recognized by the other players in the league, it means a lot to me.”

Darren Sharper: “I think the number of guys we had make the Pro Bowl is a reflection of the team as a whole. We are on a hot streak right now and we’re being recognized for our success. It’s a good representation of how the team is playing overall that people are paying attention. When you get to the stage of your career that I’m at, you don’t know how many more of these honors are going to come your way, so you really appreciate it more. It will be nice to bring my parents and my brother out there and let them enjoy the whole atmosphere.”

Tony Richardson: “Something like this is a credit to all the good people you have around you. It takes everyone doing their job for anyone to get recognition. Without a great line in front of you and some great running backs behind you, you’re nothing. I’m blessed to be surrounded by good people and Eric Bieniemy deserves a lot of credit. It’s not very often two guys from a backfield are going be Pro Bowlers. It’s humbling for me to know that the Vikings took a chance on me two years ago and that I was able to make the most of the chance they gave me.”

Kevin Williams: “I’m very excited to have a chance to represent the Vikings and extra excited that Pat is going to make the trip again. Pro Bowls are great but we want to keep improving on defense and winning games. This says a lot about our defense overall and the other guys around us played a huge part in our getting selected.”

Matt Birk: “I’m fortunate to have great teammates and this is a reflection on them. I consider it a team honor and I’m fortunate to be surrounded by talented guys and good teammates. Anybody can look good when you’re playing with some of the best in the business.”

Steve Hutchinson: “I’m happy that we have a bunch of guys who made the Pro Bowl and will represent the team. It’s a testament to what we did on the field so far this year and an honor to be selected by your peers, coaches and fans. It shows that we must have been doing something right this year.”


Blogger hugh said...

Sean and Don,

Thanks for operating the Blog this year. Two quick questions for you if you get the time. Was Braden Jones' injury (thigh) season ending or can he be signed again? The Vikes need a pass CATCHING TE and Jones was fast (4.5) and had soft hands. Also what do you think of Aaron Hosack as a replacement for Rice if his injury is season ending?

3:51 AM  
Blogger Rastak said...

Wouldn't Martin Nance make more sense if Rice is out.

6:04 AM  
Blogger Sean Jensen said...

Nance definitely makes more sense. As for Jones, he's still around.

3:35 PM  

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