Childress preaching patience
Despite a difficult first day, the Vikings still feel Tarvaris Jackson can lead the team to success in 2007, writes John Clayton.
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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Training camp reports
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Thursday, July 26
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Saturday, July 28
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Sunday, July 29
Pasquarelli: Saints' Bush eager for Act II
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Sunday, Aug. 5
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Monday, Aug. 6
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Tuesday, Aug. 7
Chadiha: Spikes savors his opportunity in Philly
Thursday, Aug. 9
Clayton: Whisenhunt whipping Cards into shape
Saturday, Aug. 11
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Tuesday, Aug. 14
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Thursday, Aug. 16
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Friday, Aug. 17
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