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Post by Eliot » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:20 pm

I am really excited about this signing. He will be our starting MLB and could end being the answer the Vikings need!
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Post by The Breeze » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:21 pm

Is this the Desmond Bishop thread?

Excellent! Let the speculation ensue...
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Post by King James » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:24 pm

YES!!!! YES!!!!! YES!!!!!!! YES!!!!! YES!!!!!! YES!!!!!!! YES!!!!! :rock: :govikes:
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Post by S197 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:30 pm

Apparently his wife is from Minnesota, that might have been the deciding factor (I think all teams offered him a 1yr deal). I'm assuming this means Henderson moves back to OLB if Bishop is healthy.
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Post by King James » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:42 pm

S197 wrote:Apparently his wife is from Minnesota, that might have been the deciding factor (I think all teams offered him a 1yr deal). I'm assuming this means Henderson moves back to OLB if Bishop is healthy.
That and he probably wants to try to stick it to Green Bay for cutting him.
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Post by Eli » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:26 pm

Another one-year "no confidence" contract. Won't get too excited about this one until we see something beyond a guy recovering from an injury. I hope they signed him for the veteran's minimum, with no guaranteed money.
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Post by headless_norseman » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:33 pm

Eli wrote:Another one-year "no confidence" contract. Won't get too excited about this one until we see something beyond a guy recovering from an injury. I hope they signed him for the veteran's minimum, with no guaranteed money.

This sheds some better lighgt on it all, including the whole situation in which he was released in the first place - looks and sounds all good to me.


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Post by dead_poet » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:48 pm

Only makes sense Vikings' search for MLB isn't over
Even if he's healthy, Bishop, 28, probably wouldn't be a long-term solution any more than Henderson, 26. To truly upgrade the position, the Vikings need a player with more speed and range -- and at one point, there was a strong belief that upgrade would come through the draft.

Then defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd fell to them at No. 23 overall and cornerback Xavier Rhodes at No. 25. Receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was there at No. 29, prompting Spielman to boldly package picks in a deal with New England and reel in another of their highest-graded prospects.

By the time the Vikings were on the board again in Round 4, Ogletree (No. 30 to St. Louis), Te'o (No. 38 to San Diego), Minter (45th to Arizona) and four other inside linebackers were long gone. They ended up taking a flyer on often-injured Michael Mauti from Penn State in Round 7.
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Post by Eli » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:10 pm

dead_poet wrote:Only makes sense Vikings' search for MLB isn't over
Does someone actually need to make this argument? I hope nobody thought it was over when they signed a guy to a one-year contract.

If Mauti can actually come back and stay healthy, then I think their search for a MLB will be over. He's the real deal. I'm not sure, though, whether they'll know that by the time next year's draft rolls around.
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Post by The Breeze » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:19 pm

After reading more about his injury and how NFL players have come back from it, I am going to temper my excitement around thinking we have solved our LB issue for even this season. Which is fine. At worst he re-injures himself in camp and doesn't even make the team, leaving us where we were before GB released him. At best he has a solid season and returns to the form he was known for. Either way they are drafting an inside guy next year as I don't feel Bishop is really the answer at MLB.

It's low risk IMO. They should know quite well what he has halfway through camp. I hope he can still play...but I'm dubious. That's a pretty serious injury for a guy in a position where losing a step really hurts his game.
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Post by losperros » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:06 pm

Eli wrote: Does someone actually need to make this argument? I hope nobody thought it was over when they signed a guy to a one-year contract.

If Mauti can actually come back and stay healthy, then I think their search for a MLB will be over. He's the real deal. I'm not sure, though, whether they'll know that by the time next year's draft rolls around.
I agree. Bishop is more of a stopgap player, which is something I was hoping the Vikings wouldn't do with the MLB position.

OTOH, maybe they have to go with a stopgap player currently if they want Mauti to eventually take over in the future.
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Post by Deadpool » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:16 pm

Don't be so negative guys, this is a great signing.

Things could have been much worse, we could have signed Urlacher. :lol:
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Post by King James » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:19 pm

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Enough said. Bishop can do no worse than Brinkley.
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Post by dkoby » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:34 pm

Eli wrote: Does someone actually need to make this argument? I hope nobody thought it was over when they signed a guy to a one-year contract.

If Mauti can actually come back and stay healthy, then I think their search for a MLB will be over. He's the real deal. I'm not sure, though, whether they'll know that by the time next year's draft rolls around.
Well if Mauti is the real deal, then they should be able to figure that out. I'm not sure what they were supposed to do. They obviously thought it was more important to get Ponder help and shore up the secondary before the MLB spot. I'm betting that if Patterson wouldn't have been there, they would have picked Teo somewhere. You can't fix everything in every draft.
As for the one year deal.....I'm glad they didn't commit more than that. Like is being said here, he likely is a stop gap player. Would you be happier if they gave him a 4 year deal? We needed some experienced depth and help at the LB position, I really see no downside to this signing.
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Post by Demi » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:53 pm

Deadpool wrote:Don't be so negative guys, this is a great signing.

Things could have been much worse, we could have signed Urlacher. :lol:
Yeah signing a guy that's actually played in the defense before would have been much worse. :roll:

Right where this team is at. They were going to do something considering the handful of scrubs they were trotting out there to compete for the position. (didn't take long to realize how stupid it was giving Erin a shot huh?) And we still get a downgrade in coverage. Another guy who won't be a three down guy for long, if at all. Who doesn't belong in the defense. And wasn't very good to begin with.

Don't be so negative, average linebackers like this who don't fit the defense are GRRReat!
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