Wade clarifies comments on QBs

August 9th, 2009 – 4:35 PM by Judd Zulgad

MANKATO — I posted a blog late last night with what I found to be an interesting quote from Vikings wide receiver Bobby Wade in which he talked about Tarvaris Jackson being the team’s quarterback. (The exact post can be found directly below.)

The good thing, heck the great thing, about Wade is he’s a guy who often isn’t afraid to give an honest opinion and speak his mind. The other good thing about Wade is he often makes himself available to the media and is a very normal guy. With that in mind, I should have double-checked with Wade before publishing what looked to me like a quote indicating he thought Jackson was going to be the starter.

I failed to do so and that’s my fault. Wade contacted me today to make it clear he has no idea who is going to start, and it was pretty clear he was disappointed I did not follow up with him before publishing his remarks on the blog. (My feeling is that reporters can’t criticize players and coaches for their performances and then run and hide when they are subject to criticism from those same people.) Wade made it clear he was never trying to imply anything about the quarterback situation.

On the record Wade said today: “Both T. Jack and Sage [Rosenfels] are capable of leading this team to the Super Bowl and that is why it will remain a healthy competition until Brad Childress names the starter. I have no clue at this point who it will be. Both players get snaps with all three groups. The ones, twos and the threes. I’m just looking forward to being a contributing piece on this dynamic offense.”


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