VikingBuzz BLOG: 9/15

The real "Triangle of Authority" with the Vikings...Taylor likely a game-time decision...No excuses for DUI...What's ex-Viking Moe Williams up to these days?...links to more in today's buzz.

Henderson, Williams and Williams the on-field TOA?

During the Fran Foley debacle with the Vikings, the team’s management structure drew plenty of snickers and jabs for a phrase owner Zygi Wilf used when he described the new hierarchy as a “Triangle of Authority.”

Thankfully, all the TOA jokes have died down as the triumvirate of decision-making at the top between head coach Brad Childress, vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman and vice president of football operations Rob Brzezinski appears to be harmonious.

On the field, another three-headed monster that appears to be running smoothly is the relationship in the middle of the Vikings defense between defensive tackles Pat Williams, Kevin Williams and middle linebacker E.J. Henderson.

With all three players playing at their absolute peak right now, the Vikings have put together a dynamic trio that complements one another superbly in the heart of what has the look of an exceptional defense this season.

Taylor likely a game-time decision

Whether veteran running back Chester Taylor starts and plays against the Detroit Lions this weekend will likely be a game-time decision after he takes the field for warm-ups.

According to Brad Childress, Taylor has “done everything he can to put himself in the position [to play].”  He will leave the call up to Taylor.

Good idea:  Call for a ride home

Nobody, absolutely nobody, player, coach or staff in the Vikings organization should ever get their name in the paper for a DUI arrest ever again.  Not with the team’s safe ride program.

The Vikings introduced the program in April that ensures a player and his vehicle will return home safely, no questions asked, if they have been out drinking.

With the kind of money flowing in the NFL, and the negative consequences for drinking and driving on many levels, it’s a no-brainer to finally have such a program in place.

Where are they now?  Moe Williams

After 10 seasons in the NFL as a running back, nine of them with the Vikings, Moe Williams is still involved in sports, he’s now a horse trainer.

Williams, now 33 years old, is a rookie thoroughbred trainer.  He goes by his given name Maurece, but he didn't take long to score.  Williams' first victory was Aug. 31 at Calder near Miami, and his second came last Thursday, leaving him 2-2-0 in seven starts.

Williams seems to be enjoying his new career, comparing his first time walking through the tunnel with making it with the Vikings.

Other stories:

>Jackson vows improvement from offense
>Childress leaves call to Taylor
>Childress needs Peterson to become his Moss
>Peterson Week 1:  YouTube Highlights
>Peterson from behind (photo)
>Rookies might steal the show when Vikings meet Lions
>Childress will stick with rotating captains
>Inside look at Sunday’s game
>Cook to face NFC player of the week
>James unlikely to play, Taylor questionable
>Williams contract language an issue
>Vikings vs. Lions preview - PFTW
>Vikings vs. Lions preview – Pat Kirwan
>History on Vikings side against Lions
>It’s go time for Culpepper
>Bradshaw on Leno…LOL

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