Tag Archive: Antoine Winfield

Jan 18

Allen, Winfield & McKinnie Named as Alternates to the Pro Bowl

Jared Allen

Jared Allen, Antoine Winfield and Bryant McKinnie have been named alternates at their respective positions for the 2011 Pro Bowl.

There’s no doubt that Antoine Winfield deserved to be recognized for his 2010 performance. He was the anchor of the cornerbacks and had a tremendous season, culminated by his incredible performance against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jared Allen got off to a slow start, but ended the year strong, including a pick-6 returned for a touchdown, which put him at 1 more TD than Bernard Berrian.

Frankly, I have no idea why Bryant McKinnie was selected as an alternate. After embarrassing the franchise last year with his behavior and subsequent dismissal from the NFC team – not to mention the 2005 Love Boat fiasco – there’s no way he should have been recognized this year. Nevertheless, he was 4th overall for Left Tackle voting. I don’t know who was voting for him, but I know it wasn’t me. I hope, if he is called upon to play, he will comport himself in a manner that reflects well on the Vikings organization this year.

Congratulations to all 3 players for receiving this recognition.

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Dec 29

Antoine Winfield: NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Congratulations to Antoine Winfield, veteran cornerback extraordinaire for the Minnesota Vikings, for winning the Week 16 NFC Defensive Player of the Week award for his performance Tuesday night against the Eagles.

Winfield recorded 9 tackles (8 solo), 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 1 defensive TD. Last night’s performance brings Winfield’s stats for 2010 to: 82 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions.

Watching the game last night, I was reminded of our once mighty defense. I am a fan of the pressure we applied to Vick and hope that corner blitzes will become a staple in our defensive repertoire for years to come. While not appropriate for all situations, imagine Aaron Rodgers or Eli Manning trying to withstand that pressure. Guaranteed instant meltdown. We should employ that level of intensity judiciously during the 2011 season. Assuming we have one.

Relive Winfield’s sack, strip, recovery and TD right now:

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