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 2016 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes, etc) 
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They're both situational players who provide minimal pass rush or push inside. Neither is under contract beyond 2017 and Johnson is 32. I don't think either projects as a long term starter either. If they move on from Floyd, it's not hard at all to imagine them choosing to draft a DT early, especially because they've tended to emphasize defense since Zimmer arrived.

I'm not saying it's what they should do. I'm saying it wouldn't surprise me.


Even if they Keep Floyd, they have to acknowledge that he is not only injury prone but shockingly inconsistent. Just when he starts to look elite he'll start spinning himself out of position against the run, creating gaping holes or have an inexplicably slow motor performance. I don't think he can be counted on as anything other than high upside depth at this juncture. Shamar Stephen is fundamentally sound enough to be considered the starting DT for next season, and I think that does indicate there is a need at the position.

Would Floyd get a legitimate offer from another team?

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fiestavike wrote:
Mothman wrote:

They're both situational players who provide minimal pass rush or push inside. Neither is under contract beyond 2017 and Johnson is 32. I don't think either projects as a long term starter either. If they move on from Floyd, it's not hard at all to imagine them choosing to draft a DT early, especially because they've tended to emphasize defense since Zimmer arrived.

I'm not saying it's what they should do. I'm saying it wouldn't surprise me.


Even if they Keep Floyd, they have to acknowledge that he is not only injury prone but shockingly inconsistent. Just when he starts to look elite he'll start spinning himself out of position against the run, creating gaping holes or have an inexplicably slow motor performance. I don't think he can be counted on as anything other than high upside depth at this juncture. Shamar Stephen is fundamentally sound enough to be considered the starting DT for next season, and I think that does indicate there is a need at the position.

Would Floyd get a legitimate offer from another team?

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I think he's flashed enough that he'll get overpaid in FA. It could pay off if he can put it together, but betting on something and counting on something are different things.


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It'd be nice if they could sign Floyd to a 1-year "prove it" deal that they did with several other players in the past.


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I didn't think this needed it's own thread but I thought some of you might find it interesting:

Randy Moss to KG: I should have left Vikings after rookie year

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“I felt that he wanted me there in Minnesota but after he left it felt like they did not want Denny’s players there in Minnesota any more,” Moss said.

Green was let go by the Vikings near the end of the 2001 season, which was Moss’ fourth year in the league.

But Moss dropped a true shocker when he kept talking: “If I could go back and change things I probably would have left after the 15-1 season,” he said.

That, of course, was his rookie year of 1998 — when Moss took the league by storm with 17 touchdown catches. The Vikings went to the playoffs three more times during Moss’ time in Minnesota, including another NFC title game appearance. But they never quite re-captured the magic of 1998. Moss eventually fell out of favor and was traded to the Raiders after the 2004 season.

“I was loyal to the Minnesota Vikings. I was loyal to Coach Green and the organization,” Moss said. “For them to ship me out after (seven seasons) … what I do know now, I’d have probably gotten out of there my second year.”


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I didn't think this needed it's own thread but I thought some of you might find it interesting:

Randy Moss to KG: I should have left Vikings after rookie year

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“I felt that he wanted me there in Minnesota but after he left it felt like they did not want Denny’s players there in Minnesota any more,” Moss said.

Green was let go by the Vikings near the end of the 2001 season, which was Moss’ fourth year in the league.

But Moss dropped a true shocker when he kept talking: “If I could go back and change things I probably would have left after the 15-1 season,” he said.

That, of course, was his rookie year of 1998 — when Moss took the league by storm with 17 touchdown catches. The Vikings went to the playoffs three more times during Moss’ time in Minnesota, including another NFC title game appearance. But they never quite re-captured the magic of 1998. Moss eventually fell out of favor and was traded to the Raiders after the 2004 season.

“I was loyal to the Minnesota Vikings. I was loyal to Coach Green and the organization,” Moss said. “For them to ship me out after (seven seasons) … what I do know now, I’d have probably gotten out of there my second year.”


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On a side note: Vegas gave the Vikings the 6th best odds to win the SB next year

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http://www.vikings.com/media-vault/videos/Vikings-GamePlan-Outtakes-and-Bloopers/78788332-94ce-4fc0-bdd4-100bcb674a64

This is actually pretty funny

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I had to laugh at this:

Crystal ball: NFL predictions for 2017

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10. The Minnesota Vikings become the first team to play the Super Bowl in their home stadium

Their opponent is the Indianapolis Colts, who win a 41-38 thriller after Andrew Luck throws a go-ahead touchdown with 1:45 left and Sam Bradford checks it down to a running back with time expiring at the Colts' 15-yard line. Two months later, Bradford signs with the Texans. Circle of life.


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I had to laugh at this:

Crystal ball: NFL predictions for 2017

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10. The Minnesota Vikings become the first team to play the Super Bowl in their home stadium

Their opponent is the Indianapolis Colts, who win a 41-38 thriller after Andrew Luck throws a go-ahead touchdown with 1:45 left and Sam Bradford checks it down to a running back with time expiring at the Colts' 15-yard line. Two months later, Bradford signs with the Texans. Circle of life.


I'm repelling off the stadium roof if this happens. Without the rope.


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I'm repelling off the stadium roof if this happens. Without the rope.


:lol:


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S197 wrote:
Mothman wrote:
I had to laugh at this:

Crystal ball: NFL predictions for 2017

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10. The Minnesota Vikings become the first team to play the Super Bowl in their home stadium

Their opponent is the Indianapolis Colts, who win a 41-38 thriller after Andrew Luck throws a go-ahead touchdown with 1:45 left and Sam Bradford checks it down to a running back with time expiring at the Colts' 15-yard line. Two months later, Bradford signs with the Texans. Circle of life.


I'm repelling off the stadium roof if this happens. Without the rope.


Not to worry! You'll probably land softly on a feather bed of dead birds! :tongue:


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