Tarvaris Jackson

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Man, I saw the entire Vikings v. Lions game today and this guy Tarvaris Jackson has no business being on an NFL roster, let alone seeing the playing field. He is Horrible with a capital H. The guy can't read a defense, can't throw, can't effectively scramble, doesn't know how to read blocks on designed runs and to top it off he quit at the end of the game with what appeared to be a very minor injury with the score tied in overtime. I'm dead serious is saying that he probably would be a back up on a good percentage of NCAA D1A rosters this season (and he is in his second year in the NFL). I've been a big Vikings fan for a long time, and I can't remember the team having such a dreary passing attack. There is no hope of success as long as he is behind center.

On a related topic, Troy Williamson is an absolute mess as well. We all know if he were white not only would he not have been a #1 draft pick, but he would not still be starting despite having obviously no talent three years in.
 

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I agree. Jackson seems lost and scared out there. He should not be in the NFL, let alone a starter.
 

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like i said, Jackson is the WORST quarterback i have ever seen starting an NFL game. maybe even to worst to ever play the game. and that's competing with such legends like Akili Smith and others...
 

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Funny thing about Tavarius is I don't even think the caste system supporters think much of him. Since he isn't a run first QB like Young, Vick, and at one time McNabb, he doesn't fit the sterotype as a black "super" QB, so they don't like him (much).

Against the Lions, on the Viking's first drive the color announcer (who I think is black) said the Lions strategy was to let the Vikings run the ball a bit, move the chains and wait for Jackson to throw a pick. Which is exactly what happened on the next play after the announcer mentioned it! And also 3 more times that game.

It's also noteworthy that Kitna who was injured through out most of the game came in late and led the team to victory, doing a summersault to get crucial yardage in overtime and then taking another hit even though he already probably had a concussion. On the other hand Jackson left after a leg injury and his replcement fumbled the game away.
 
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It's hard to argue that the caste system does not exist when this guy can be a starter.
 

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One mention about Tavarius that I thought was out of chararcter for him was on drive late in the first half a pass to one of his receivers clearly hit the ground before being caught, Tavarius got everyone to the line quickly and spiked the ball. Since he did it before a challange flag could come out the play had to stand even though a challange would have overturned it. The yardage led to a game tying field goal. It was a (dare I say it) *smart* play by him and helped his team. Maybe he was advised to do it by someone else but if he did it on his own it showed some gamemanship I didn't think he had.
 

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jaxvid said:
One mention about Tavarius that I thought was out of chararcter for him was on drive late in the first half a pass to one of his receivers clearly hit the ground before being caught, Tavarius got everyone to the line quickly and spiked the ball. Since he did it before a challange flag could come out the play had to stand even though a challange would have overturned it. The yardage led to a game tying field goal. It was a (dare I say it) *smart* play by him and helped his team. Maybe he was advised to do it by someone else but if he did it on his own it showed some gamemanship I didn't think he had.

nice observation, jax. i didn't see it myself, but if he did do it, more t ohis credit. it doe4sn't take out of the fact that he is a horrible passer
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backrow said:
nice observation, jax. i didn't see it myself, but if he did do it, more t ohis credit. it doe4sn't take out of the fact that he is a horrible passer
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Yeah, if he hadn't thrown the pass into the ground in the first place, no problem!
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Interesting that Tavaris Jackson for most of his tenure at Arkansas was a backup to Matt Jones, who "supposedly" wasn't good enough to be in the league as a QB let alone a starter.
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You can tell McNabb was wrong by how there is no criticism, or even discussion, of this guy on any NFL analyst show. Throw four interceptions, get no coverage. Bash the usual white quarterbacks, protect the bad black quarterbacks.
 
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Looks like Jackson is out this week. Lets see if the Vikings coaches risk putting Kelly Holcomb in there knowing that if he excels it creates doubt for Tarvaris. My hunch says they go with the less then competent Brooks Bollinger, who while a good game manager lacks the arm strength to make all of the necessary throws. I think Holcomb only sees the field if Bollinger totally implodes and there is no other alternative.
 
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I had the displeasure of watching this joke play yet another game as the starting QB of the Minnesota Vikings. If anyone has not seen him "play", you cannot begin to understand how horrible he is and how absurd it is that he is being given one of 32 jobs as a starting QB in the NFL. Not only does he have no idea how to read a defense, progress through reads, move around in the pocket to avoid pressure, NOT hold the ball for 5-7 seconds thinking he isn't going to get hit... He can't lead, he can't run, he can't even put together a couple of good throws to move the team. I've seen every QB the Vikings have had since the late 80's play and barring Spergeon Wynn and MAYBE Steve Dils, Tarvaris is the worst. What makes it truly horrible is that Wynn was a late season replacement who never really had the future of the franchise on his shoulders and Dils was easily replaced by Tommy Kramer. If the Vikings don't fix this abortion at seasons end, they will become an abysmal franchise, as their owner has already proven he is unwilling to pay even the NFL salary cap minimum (as he has used a loophole that counts incentives that will almost certainly not be reached as cap $$$).
 
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I've seen every Vikings QB since Joe Kapp, and Lavoris Jackson is the worst. That includes titans like Gary Cuozzo and Bob Berry.
 

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Honestly, this guy was the worst reach in recent draft history... what exactly in his college resume or physical skills were worth of a 2nd rounder?? a 1-AA player with good stats and ok physical skills. there are tons of 1-AA players who gets good stats all year. 5th round packers draft pick Ingle Martin(now on the titans PS, kinda like where jackson should be) shown a better arm, better speed at the combine, had stats just as good and was a florida transfer, but was picked in the second day. vikings scouts and coaches are dreafull... Proven 1-A passers like Charlie Whitehurst and Brodie Croyle were taken after Jackson...
 

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Like seemingly all other black QBs, Jackson is injury prone. He was injured earlier this season, now he has a broken finger. Looks like Kelly Holcomb will be starting again.


Holcomb is no more than a journeyman at best. Brooks Bollinger is the third quarterback. This is another example of a team keeping white scrubs at QB while engaging in a prolonged experiment with a black "project."
 
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A: "The best players are on the field, and you're just a stupid racist who is upset that white guys aren't good enough to play."

B: "Tavaris Jackson"

A: "Um..."
 
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MINNEAPOLIS--Following a loss to the Dallas Cowboys in which they gained a total of 196 yards, the Minnesota Vikings simplified their offensive playbook to one play in order to make things easier for second year QB Tarvaris Jackson. Jackson threw for 72 yards on Sunday and has a passer rating of 48.7 for the season.

Coach Brad Childress said he believes the "less bulky" playbook will slow things down for Jackson and help reduce his mistakes.

"We really need to simplify things for Tarvaris so he doesn't get overwhelmed," said Childress. "That's why we've reduced our playbook down to one play. We're going to work on it all week in practice so we get it right, then we'll just execute it over and over during the game. Of course there will be slight variations to the play so we don't get too predictable. We'll run it to the right for the whole first half, then for the second half we'll run it to the left. That will force the defense to make some adjustments."

Prior to the game, the play will be laminated and affixed to Jackson's armband in order to ensure the youngster remembers it.

"It's pretty common to do that for quarterbacks so they don't get confused out there," said Childress. "If Tarvaris forgets which play to call, he'll be able to look down and see it on his arm. If he still can't figure out what to do, we'll just have him take a knee and then we'll punt the ball away. I know what you're thinking: that's too conservative. Well, that's not true. We have Tarvaris Jackson as our starting quarterback and Brooks Bollinger as his back-up. Simply snapping the ball is a gusty, bold play."

On Monday, offensive players received the new version of the playbook and were ordered to memorize everything on the small index card in time for the next day's practice. Players like receiver Bobby Wade were relieved at the simplicity of the new system, as it allowed them to focus all their energy on one play.

"Well, it's good that we have less to remember," said receiver Bobby Wade. "I think it will help all of us with our decision making, because instead of having to memorize a million different places to be, we only have to remember one, and instead of practicing a bunch of different formations we only have to practice one. Also, this play has nothing to do with me, so it's really not that much different than our old playbook."

The player who figures to get the most playing time in the new offense is running back Adrian Peterson. Peterson is one of the few bright spots on offense year, providing the Vikings with a top-notch rushing attack to go with their non-existent passing game.

"Oh look. That's me!" said a delighted Peterson as he saw his name featured prominently on the new play-card. "I'm supposed to take the hand-off, go behind tackle and...I've said too much. Forget it. Let's just say it's a very safe, simple play that cannot possibly result in an interception - unless, of course, I fumble the ball and get caught under a pile and Tarvaris picks it up and tries to throw it to a receiver. So I guess it's not really fool-proof. Damn."

Childress said the new playbook would be in effect for the rest of this season, but could change in 2008 if the team makes some personnel changes.

"We're going to sink or swim with it this year," said Childress. "Next year, who knows? It all depends on the personnel. If we have, say, Brian Brohm or Andre Woodson, we might be able to change things up a little. If we still have our current personnel, we might have to simplify things down to no plays at all, which, at the very least, will get me fired from this miserable job."

Copyright 2007, The Brushback - Do not reprint without permission. This article is satire and is not intended as actual news.
 

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"Oh look. That's me!" said a delighted Peterson as he saw his name featured prominently on the new play-card. "I'm supposed to take the hand-off, go behind tackle and...I've said too much. Forget it. Let's just say it's a very safe, simple play that cannot possibly result in an interception - unless, of course, I fumble the ball and get caught under a pile and Tarvaris picks it up and tries to throw it to a receiver. So I guess it's not really fool-proof. Damn."
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Just another low-IQ minority quaterback. To have the playbook dwindled down to different variations of the same play has got to be embarrassing for Tavaris and I predict he won't be in the league by 2009.
 
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I just wanted to point out that Tarvaris Jackson's injury and removal from the game for Brooks Bollinger could prove to be the turning point in what has been a hugely disappointing season to date. Bollinger was able to avoid mistakes completing 7 of 10 for 95 yds and a TD, more importantly allowing the team to feed Adrian Peterson the ball. What those of you who missed this game would be interested in is that Jim Kleinsasser and Jeff Dugan were the main point of attack blockers that enabled Peterson to set the all-time single game rushing record. I will not take anything away from Peterson, who is clearly a talent, but props need to go to those who led the way as well.
 
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Kleinsasser is probably the best blocking tight end in the league, and he's a strong runner; it's stupid not to get the ball to him more often.
 

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It won't matter how well Bollinger plays; white-hating moron Brad Childress is totally committed to the worst starting QB we've seen in years (Tavarous Jackson). You can't play much worse than Jackson has all year (although Steve McNair and Vince Young are certainly giving him competition), but he has only missed time due to injuries. Compare Jackson's stats to Rex Grossman's; and remember, Grossman's team went to the Super Bowl last season. If any black QB did that, no matter how poorly he played the next season, he would never, ever be benched for any reason, and the jock-sniffers would never stop reminding us that he had "led" his team to the Super Bowl and/or that "all he does is win."
 
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Grossman, too bad to start, career QB rating: 63.9

Lavoris Jackson, star QB, career QB rating: 55.6Edited by: Cassiodorus
 

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tavaris jackson flat out blows. i hope the vikings draftt yet another poor mechanic qb in andre woodson so the Green Bay Packers get to beat him up two times a year and maybe just maybe minnesota will STOP drafting blacks at that posiotion!
 
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