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by Slick Rick
Mon May 14, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Vikings Draft Picks
Replies: 237
Views: 6407

Re: Vikings Draft Picks

Well, we probably weren't going to see a bunch of guys being drafted where everyone was thinking they were going to start - we have a lot of positions that are very adequately filled, and I'd say offensive line is one of the only places where we had any major chance to have drafted someone who was a...
by Slick Rick
Mon May 14, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: College Football & NFL Draft
Topic: Mike Hughes
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: Mike Hughes

I think right now, Hughes is excellent for when we potentially face a situation that calls for 4 CBs, which might be more and more often going forward as the NFL continues to demand more coverage. We certainly could have used more depth at CB against the Eagles (or the Patriots if we'd faced them), ...
by Slick Rick
Mon May 14, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: 2018 Vikings Free Agency Thread
Replies: 194
Views: 9963

Re: 2018 Vikings Free Agency Thread

Sounds like he went undrafted because he failed the drug test at the combine. Holton Hill Reportedly Failed Drug Test at Combine I figured. You'd think this wouldn't be such a controversial issue in 2018, but I know it has been a big deal and I guess I can see it because your employer probably thin...
by Slick Rick
Mon May 14, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: 2018 Vikings Free Agency Thread
Replies: 194
Views: 9963

Re: 2018 Vikings Free Agency Thread

After seeing what's happened and basically seeing how this team's roster is going to end up looking like and having the time to process all of it, I have to say that I'm pretty happy with all of it. We spent a lot of money, almost all of it, but we got the best quarterback in the lot that we could h...
by Slick Rick
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: New OC Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 7301

Re: New OC Thread

Agreed, and you'd be silly to offer crazy money for an offensive coordinator anyways even if you were to outspend the other team's HC offer. Really, the only team that seems to retain their coordinators is the Patriots, and you can probably guess why.
by Slick Rick
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Next years QB
Replies: 708
Views: 23133

Re: Next years QB

Bridgewater's "game" so far has been average at best. I think that is pretty obvious. So I'm not sure what there is to argue there. He's thrown 28 TDs to 21 INTs in his first two years. It's not like he was some elite QB before this injury. He's as big of a gamble as they come right now. And don't ...
by Slick Rick
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Keep or cut: Latavius Murray
Replies: 40
Views: 2231

Re: Keep or cut: Latavius Murray

Keep. I think he showed that he has some value, and while I do believe in the idea of having a "changeup" running back who is drastically different from your other running back(s), I also recognize that both Murray and Cook are very versatile which is arguably better. They have different styles to b...
by Slick Rick
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Next years QB
Replies: 708
Views: 23133

Re: Next years QB

Out of what I posted, all you saw was the stuff about the Cincy game? :lol: I was using the "happy feet" thing as an example. Is he going to be shaky in the pocket because of the injury? And I truly think it's hilarious that you're using Bradfords game vs Chicago as part of this argument. He litera...
by Slick Rick
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Biggest Need On The Team?
Replies: 65
Views: 4075

Re: Biggest Need On The Team?

Agreed that CB is one of the least concerns. I'd say almost every other position is worthy of mention ahead of CB because we have so much depth at the position. Right now, we have Rhodes and Waynes projected as the two primaries and I think Mack Alexander is going to start getting more and more snap...
by Slick Rick
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: New OC Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 7301

Re: New OC Thread

Sounds like we're stacking the QB solutions brain trust/think tank and potentially preparing for DeFilipo's exit as someone's hc next year. I might be reading too far into that last thought. I like what Spielman is doing. Get all the best opinions on QB's in one room and lets figure this thing out....
by Slick Rick
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Next years QB
Replies: 708
Views: 23133

Re: Next years QB

PurpleMustReign wrote:
720pete wrote:Can you imagine taking a time machine back 6 months and telling people we'd be debating over Case Keenum or Nick Foles as potential 2018 starting QBs? What a crazy year!
I like how people don't trust case after 16 games but they trust Foles after like 5.

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by Slick Rick
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: New OC Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 7301

Re: New OC Thread

This roster isn't that old... On offense you have an aged player in Berger at RG. That's it. Rudolph is probably "middle aged" in NFL terms. Reiff was drafted the same year as Kalil, so there is still some shelf life there, plus he plays Tackle, not RB so could go for awhile yet. On Defense, Griffe...
by Slick Rick
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Next years QB
Replies: 708
Views: 23133

Re: Next years QB

then he's more than viable as a starting QB, He is?? How do you know this? We know what Case, Bradford, Cousins and Foles can do. We have no idea how Teddy will be. Can he sit in the pocket? Is he going to get happy feet like when he played Cincy this year? Can he take hits, etc. etc. I'm not sure ...
by Slick Rick
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Next years QB
Replies: 708
Views: 23133

Re: Next years QB

Teddy's good for a 3/2 TD/INT ratio, and he has been that since day one pretty much. I'm not sure what to think about him making progress, but if he can still go - and it seems like the Vikings front office believes he does - then he's more than viable as a starting QB, and he has more advanced weap...
by Slick Rick
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: New OC Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 7301

Re: New OC Thread

Really happy about us picking up DeFilippo - Really anxious to see what he can bring to the table with our QBs, also wanting to see what direction we go in, I know Rick was just saying a while back that the new OC would have significant input on where we go at the position, and I'm just wondering wh...
by Slick Rick
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Most hated teams?
Replies: 46
Views: 3236

Re: Most hated teams?

I don't hate very many sports teams, but the Packers are one of them. I think the only other team in sports I hate on the same level is the Yankees, and to a lesser extent the Lakers.
by Slick Rick
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Next years QB
Replies: 708
Views: 23133

Re: Next years QB

I think the odds we bring in Cousins just went up. Even though I'm a Keenum fan and still think he's the most likely option, and I would be surprised to see Cousins be signed, Keenum can probably command a deal similar to what Jimmy G just got, and that's just crazy to me. I still think we'll probab...
by Slick Rick
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Biggest Need On The Team?
Replies: 65
Views: 4075

Re: Biggest Need On The Team?

1. QB 2. G 3. DT I completely agree with this, BUT, we do have options for QB that we can re-sign whereas G and DT we just need upgrades and/or are losing players to age/retirement. I've gone over this ad nauseam so I think this'll be the last time I do mention it - I think we'll get something done...
by Slick Rick
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Time to move on from Waynes
Replies: 86
Views: 3640

Re: Time to move on from Waynes

He's only 25 years old and he's actually improved over the years from being an absolute liability in coverage to being pretty solid this year. He hasn't been great and he has been beaten his fair share of times, he's not as good as Rhodes, but Rhodes wasn't as good as he is today for quite some time...
by Slick Rick
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: 2018 Vikings Free Agents
Replies: 36
Views: 1822

Re: 2018 Vikings Free Agents

Keenum, Bridgewater, Sherels, Forbath and also Stephen if we can get him back for cheap - I liked him as a reserve and he's only in his mid 20s I think, but I wouldn't be particularly sad if we saw him walk.
by Slick Rick
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Next years QB
Replies: 708
Views: 23133

Re: Next years QB

We'll have a hard schedule, that much is for certain, and we need to get better because I disagree I think we do have some significant departures. While I'm not so worried about the defensive ones like Tom Johnson (most likely will move on or retire) or Terrence Newman (most likely will retire) beca...
by Slick Rick
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: 2018 Offseason Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 7409

Re: 2018 Offseason Thread

We definitely need help on the offensive line, and if we don't get it I doubt that it'll matter who's playing QB for us next year, but I think you're right that we were improved over previous seasons where it seemed like we had no answer for a good pass rush and would consistently give up sack after...
by Slick Rick
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Next years QB
Replies: 708
Views: 23133

Re: Next years QB

I'll go out on a limb here and say the only way the Vikes keep Keenum this year is if they franchise him. He had a great season and it's a QB-starved league. Someone will be willing to offer him a multi-year deal with enough up front to ensure he'll take the offer. So for the Vikings to keep him, t...
by Slick Rick
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Next years QB
Replies: 708
Views: 23133

Re: Next years QB

“Is money a part of it? Sure. Is it the only thing? No,” Cousins said on PFT Live. “It is about winning, and that’s what I want more than anything, so I’m going to be willing to make sacrifices or do what has to be done to make sure I’m in the best possible position to win, and that’s what the focu...
by Slick Rick
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: 2018 Offseason Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 7409

Re: 2018 Offseason Thread

Cook and Murray are both versatile and agile, but that's kind of where the similarities end. Cook is better on the outside in space while Murray is a between-the-tackles back good for getting some tough yards, but they each can do both fairly well from what I've seen, and both got good hands for cat...
by Slick Rick
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: New OC Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 7301

Re: New OC Thread

Bevell has been consistently good. Not only does he have the track record with Wilson, been coordinator during two SBs including one win, he also has the history with us before that. Let's not forget that Favre came back and had one of the best years of his career, and before that we won the North w...
by Slick Rick
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: QB Going forward
Replies: 19
Views: 1221

Re: QB Going forward

Why would you want to go through the same old thing with a QB who's aging out of the league that we did with Favre, with Cunningham, with Moon. You get that guy for one year, two at the most, and you're banking that he'll bring you to the SB and win it for $25-30M probably. Why spend all that money ...
by Slick Rick
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: 2017 Vikings Exceeded Expectations
Replies: 38
Views: 3075

Re: 2017 Vikings Exceeded Expectations

They really did exceed expectations, although mine were pretty high, I thought they'd go 11-5. I also thought they'd go 11-5 last year, but we all know how that went despite the promising start. While I think that the Vikings can maintain their status as one of the NFL's elite teams, I do think we ...
by Slick Rick
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: All we ever do is talk about next year
Replies: 22
Views: 1873

Re: All we ever do is talk about next year

It'll be worth it when we win it. At least we aren't the Browns who haven't won a single game since, like, the 90s or something.
by Slick Rick
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: 2017 Vikings Exceeded Expectations
Replies: 38
Views: 3075

Re: 2017 Vikings Exceeded Expectations

They really did exceed expectations, although mine were pretty high, I thought they'd go 11-5. I also thought they'd go 11-5 last year, but we all know how that went despite the promising start. While I think that the Vikings can maintain their status as one of the NFL's elite teams, I do think we n...