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 11 years ago '04        #1
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Minnesota Vikings Thread
 

 
Aight, what moves yall think we gonna make this off-season

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 11 years ago '04        #2
jumpman2304 25 heat pts25
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well.

i think were gonna have a good draft we got a good spot. we need recievers but our defense might be alittle different. i want to keep sharper and we need to get rid of smoot ASAP
 11 years ago '04        #3
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i still think we need to get another safety at some point whether it be FA or Drafting.

Sharper is getting up there in the age category.


but most important of anything...we need a good defensive coordinator
 11 years ago '06        #4
Swishadude 5 heat pts
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Smoot needs to go. Im calling for Jeff Garcia. He is familiar with our O and if we are planning on Tavaris being our starter he needs another year to catch up. We need to snag Samuel from the Pats. Hes a FA isnt he?
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 Swishadude said:
Smoot needs to go. Im calling for Jeff Garcia. He is familiar with our O and if we are planning on Tavaris being our starter he needs another year to catch up. We need to snag Samuel from the Pats. Hes a FA isnt he?


ithink so, i would love to have garcia too.

solid QB.
 11 years ago '04        #6
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 Swishadude said:
Smoot needs to go. Im calling for Jeff Garcia. He is familiar with our O and if we are planning on Tavaris being our starter he needs another year to catch up. We need to snag Samuel from the Pats. Hes a FA isnt he?
hell yeah...Samuels needs to be got
 01-26-2007, 01:08 AM         #7
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 Swishadude said:
Smoot needs to go. Im calling for Jeff Garcia. He is familiar with our O and if we are planning on Tavaris being our starter he needs another year to catch up. We need to snag Samuel from the Pats. Hes a FA isnt he?
didnt u learn anything from brad johnson?


had a good year almost led vikes to the playoffs then the next season his age came into play, same sh*t will happen with garcia


jackon>>>>
 11 years ago '04        #8
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did you know Troy Williamson is the only WR currently under contract with us... thats a bad situation to be in to
 11 years ago '06        #9
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We don't need to let smoot go right now. Cedric Griffin looks like he's going to start and Smoot can just play the nickel because we don't even know what we're going to get out of Devonte Edwards when he comes back. The two main things we need to pick up are a #1 receiver and O-line help. Later on in the draft like from rounds 3 and down we should draft more depth at LB, DL, and DB. The FO needs to think about signing a veteran QB just as insurance.
 02-02-2007, 10:48 AM         #10
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FU*K THE VIQUEENS!!!!!!!!!!

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 11 years ago '04        #11
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 ILLmag 7 said:
FU*K THE VIQUEENS!!!!!!!!!!

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come on now, what they done to you?

we suck, dont hate on us
 02-08-2007, 12:18 PM         #12
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Have to show some love for my team. Tarvaris is going to be starter next year, and for years to come, and he's going to show the NFL what a QB looks like.
 11 years ago '05        #13
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you prolly ain't gon get no response on here...because there's already a Minnesota Vikings thread already...just lettin' you know...
 11 years ago '04        #14
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man..i just realized we already hired a Defensive Coordinator..ive been out of the loop i guess
 11 years ago '04        #15
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From nfldraftblitz.com

A look toward free agency

Much of the recent journalistic football chatter has been focusing either on the draft or recent coaching moves, but a look at the free agency period is more timely for most teams as it is the next important phase of the off-season. As has been the case for the past couple of years, the Vikings are in decent shape from a salary cap perspective and will likely be in the upper half once they cut a few veterans including but not limited to Fred Smoot and Brad Johnson. They will have some salary cap flexibility to go after at least a couple of major free agents. Here's a position by position look with an eye toward what the Vikings need and might want.

Quarterback:
Matt Schaub is probably the most sought after quarterback but is a restricted free agent. Look for Atlanta to spike up the price so that it will not only cost a lot of money to sign him but a number one pick as well. This is probably not the price that the Vikings want to pay especially if they believe in the long term future of Tarvaris Jackson. Jeff Garcia really came alive when handed the Eagles' reins in mid-season and looked like he has plenty of gas left in the tank. For a team looking for a short term quarterback solution that runs a west coast offense like the Eagles do, Garcia looks like a perfect fit. Of course that means that he is a very good fit for the Vikings. He will not come cheap but if the Vikings wish to seriously contend next year they need to upgrade at quarterback which means that either Jackson (or perhaps Brook Bollinger) needs to step it up big time or someone like Garcia needs to be signed. He will not be cheap but may well be worth it. Damon Huard really surprised a lot of people by more than ably stepping in for the injured Trent Green. He may be a very good insurance policy for a team like the Vikings who are looking for someone to be able to adequately man the quarterback spot while their quarterback of the future, Jackson, gets some more seasoning. Tim Rattay also showed some ability once getting a chance to start in Tampa Bay. Rattay is probably not someone to hand over the starting spot to but would be a good veteran back up that could start if needed.

Running Back:
Michael Turner is probably the hottest item among free agent running backs. Turner has really showed some ability in subbing for Ladainian Tomlinson. Signing Turner may be more of an investment than the Vikings are looking to make given the money wrapped up in Chester Taylor last year. Adrian Peterson has shown glimpses of real talent as a running back but is third in the Bears' depth chart and never has seen much action. He could be a good second back behind Taylor and will likely be an affordable option. Ahman Green and Correll Buckhalter have some talent but have a propensity for injury and cannot be counted upon. They may be worth signing if the price is right as insurance in case Taylor gets hurt.

Wide Receiver:
Donte Stallworth is arguably the best of a mediocre lot of free agent wide receivers. He does have the ability to stretch the field which is something the Vikings need badly. However, Stallworth has been inconsistent over his career and is much too capable of dropping very catchable passes, a trait that is reminiscent of Troy Williamson. Stallworth had 725 yards and 5 TDs in what turned out to be basically a half a season due to injury. Drew Bennett has been a quality receiver for a number of years but never has really been a true go-to guy. He would be a good addition to the Viking team as a number two or number three receiver. His best year was in 2004 when he had 1,247 yards in receiving and 11 TDs. The last two years have been much more modest due in part to injury and probably in part to changes to the offense of the Titans. Kevin Curtis is the number three receiver for the Rams and has the potential to be at least a number two receiver for some other team. Curtis is another receiver capable of making a big play but the book is still out whether or not he can be a team's number one receiver. Curtis is not an ideal goal line receiver due to his only average size.

Tight End:
Daniel Graham is probably the premier tight end available in free agency. Graham likely will not come cheap and certainly not when considering actual yardage and TDs for his career. He really only had one year in which he was a major factor and that was 2004 when he caught 7 TDs but even that year he only garnered 364 receiving yards. Graham will get his money based upon his pure athletic talent rather than production. Eric Johnson on the other hand is not as athletic but has produced especially in 2004 when he caught 82 passes for 825 yards. Johnson became expendable when the Niners drafted Vernon Davis.

Right Tackle/Right Guard
If the Vikings want to continue to spend big money on the offensive line, they could take a run at the Steelers Max Starks or Mike Gandy of the Bills. Both will probably command a stiff salary which may be too much for the Vikings to absorb. Leonard Davis a Cardinal unrestricted free agent, is a prototypical right tackle with huge size and strength. He has not quite lived up to his hype but still would likely be an upgrade over the incumbent right tackles.

Defensive End:
There are some real top notch defensive ends that are unrestricted free agents. However, it is a long shot that any will actually be available. Reportedly Justin Smith has already been franchised by the Bengals. The Colts are expected to do the same with Dwight Freeney. The Chief's Jared Allen also has some pass rushing capability that would help the Vikings.

Linebacker:
Linebacker is not a position of critical need for the Vikings but there is one free agent that any team should covet, Adalius Thomas. He is simply too good not to pursue. If the Vikings were to commit the money, Thomas would single-handedly upgrade the defense. Another linebacker that is available and maybe of interest is Lavar Arrington who was recently cut by the Giants. Arrington certainly has some talent but has had the injury bug the past three years.

If the Vikings can pick up a couple of starters in this initial free agency period, they will gain significantly more flexibility going into the draft in April. However, wide receiver is such a crying need that even if the Vikings do sign a free agent that can start, further help via the draft is almost a must in the early rounds. If as expected, Calvin Johnson is gone, there is a very good chance that the Vikings will look to another receiver in the first or second round. Luckily for the Vikings the draft is deep in receivers. Drew Bennett is my favorite choice to get the Vikings started out right in free agency with Kevin Curtis being a good consolation prize.
 11 years ago '06        #16
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If Calvin Johnson is gone by the 7th pick, I think the vikings should pick up Gaines Adams
 11 years ago '04        #17
hockeythug 66 heat pts66
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PA & Dubay on KFAN talked about what the vikes should do football yesterday. Pretty good show.

 11 years ago '04        #18
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Vikes After Graham, Lelie?
Daniel Graham
Daniel Graham

By Viking Update Staff

Posted Feb 27, 2007

With free agency set to begin late Thursday night, the Vikings might get the ball rolling early and chase after a pair of soon-to-be free agent receivers.

With the start of free agency less than 72 hours away, the Vikings are preparing for the future by looking at their offensive needs. With that in mind, a couple of names have surfaced as candidates to be pursued.

As reported here a couple of weeks ago, Patriots tight end Daniel Graham hasn’t been re-signed by the Patriots and will be given the chance to test free agency. The same is true for Ashley Lelie, who was traded from the Broncos to the Falcons last year and became a free agent after the season.

Both players could give the Vikings a weapon on offense that was missing last year. Graham is a tight end that can stretch the field, which is also true for the wideout Lelie, who has excellent speed. The Vikings are expected to release Jermaine Wiggins and possibly Jim Kleinsasser as well. At wide receiver, the Vikings have enormous needs and Lelie would likely be the first piece of the puzzle that could include two or three signings.

TUESDAY NOTES
* News out of our nation’s capitol is that the Redskins are going to make a run at Fred Smoot “if he is released by Minnesota as expected.”
* Word around Dolphins headquarters is that Joey Harrington will be among the players released to open up cap space.
* Former Vikings a.ssistant coach Kevin Ross has been hired as secondary coach for the Chargers.
* Former Vikings a.ssistant coach John Tice has been named offensive line coach for Army.
 11 years ago '06        #19
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If the vikings could somehow sign Kerney, we should trade down and pick up Meachem or Bowe in the first round and get extra picks.
 11 years ago '06        #20
Swishadude 5 heat pts
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Would you guys want Moss back if he wanted to come here? I would.
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