Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Antoine Winfield Buzz
I am so tired of hearing about Antoine Winfield and his Vikings camp dramatics. Can the news not find anything else of interest to report to Minnesota Vikings fans? I was hoping that Winfields attendance record would not be the biggest story coming from the Vikings training field. Although attendance at the offseason team activities is voluntary, Winfield generated a lot of attention because he was the exception to the Vikings' unofficial rule. Speculation about why he wasn't at Winter Park was rampant, and Winfield declined to divulge his reason, but he did say it was not related to his contract. Coach Childress did say that Winfield was in excellent shape so at least we know he’s not sitting on the coach eating ice cream all day. I heard one of the Vikings players compare Antoine to Kansas City Chiefs superstar Priest Holmes (because Holmes prefers to work out on his own, too.) I am sorry but Antoine Winfield is no Priest Holmes and it irritates Vikings Vixen that he thinks he is above practicing and working out with his team. I think his absence sends the wrong message to the younger guys. The Minnesota Vikings need a team effort if they think they are going be above .500 this year and being a team happens all year round, not just on game day.