Newest Vikes feeling closer to Lombardi Trophy

March 19th, 2009 – 4:33 PM by Mark Craig

It’s unlikely cornerback Karl Paymah and kick returner/receiver Glenn Holt are the missing pieces in the Vikings’ quest for their first Super Bowl title. But they are promising young guys that could help on special teams and with depth at cornerback and receiver.

Positive enough, for ya?

Hmm. Let’s see. What else …

Oh yeah, after talking to them this afternoon, I also believe they bring a fresh perspective to the team. One that says the grass is greener in the land of Purple. Both of them said joining the Vikings brings them closer to winning a Super Bowl than where they came from or where they also considered going.

“Hands down, Minnesota gives me a better chance to win a championship,” said Paymah, a former Bronco.

He said there’s too much “commotion” going on in Denver. He said the other teams that were chasing him were Tampa Bay, San Francisco and Cleveland. Tampa almost won, but added that “everything fits” with Minnesota. He loves the coaching staff, the defense and all that other warm, fuzzy stuff guys say when they change teams.

Holt came from Cincinnati. He said the Bengals approached him after he had agreed with the Vikings. He said they made a slightly better offer that he quickly declined. The Browns were the other team that pursued him.

“One of my goals is to win a Super Bowl,” Holt said. “I think the Vikings definitely are closser than the Bengals and Browns.”


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