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Despite a difficult first day, the Vikings still feel Tarvaris Jackson can lead the team to success in 2007, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: July 28, 2007
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

MANKATO, Minn. -- Teammates say Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson cooks up a mean barbecue. He enjoys inviting teammates to his home and cooking chicken, ribs, anything.

Careful with his 225-pound weight, Jackson won't eat much, preferring to keep his teammates happy. A humble second-round choice from Alabama State, Jackson loves being around his teammates and making them happy. He's not a gourmet, but he knows never to serve his food before it's properly cooked.

His teammates must ...

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