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Per my last post, created a new topic for discussions. Thanks.


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Mike Wallace signed with Baltimore. I think I'm OK with that. However it does put more pressure on existing receivers. Who's starting opposite Diggs and is he on the roster yet?

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Mike Wallace signed with Baltimore. I think I'm OK with that. However it does put more pressure on existing receivers. Who's starting opposite Diggs and is he on the roster yet?


Im not really the most knowledgeable on Diggs, but isn't he the type of guy you would prefer to keep in the slot ideally?

I expect the Vikings to go for a WR in the first 3 rounds somewhere.

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Mike Wallace signed with Baltimore. I think I'm OK with that. However it does put more pressure on existing receivers. Who's starting opposite Diggs and is he on the roster yet?


Flacco => Wallace seems like a good fit. Replacement isn't on the roster yet, will be when we draft Kyle Fuller :twisted:

Honestly whoever they take in the draft I don't really think they need a "field stretcher" specialist for lack of a better word. Wright and Diggs can both get open deep and TB seems to have a good rapport with CJ, which makes his limited playing time odd (although partly due to injury). I feel like Diggs/Wright/CJ will be a good corp while the rookie learns the ropes. I suppose they have to be at this point.


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dead_poet wrote:
Mike Wallace signed with Baltimore. I think I'm OK with that. However it does put more pressure on existing receivers. Who's starting opposite Diggs and is he on the roster yet?


Flacco => Wallace seems like a good fit. Replacement isn't on the roster yet, will be when we draft Kyle Fuller :twisted:

Honestly whoever they take in the draft I don't really think they need a "field stretcher" specialist for lack of a better word. Wright and Diggs can both get open deep and TB seems to have a good rapport with CJ, which makes his limited playing time odd (although partly due to injury). I feel like Diggs/Wright/CJ will be a good corp while the rookie learns the ropes. I suppose they have to be at this point.


Spielman trading for Kyle Fuller, and then Norv taking a prized defensive prospect in Kyle Fuller away from Zimmer and making him a wide receiver?!

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I watched alot of ND again this year. Im not sold on Fuller. We dont have to have another small fast guy. We have Wright and CP that can run pretty well. And dont forget about CJ. I think Theilen could play slow or outside. Our WR's are in much better shape then out Oline and the backups. And I like Williams as WR later in the draft :)


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Welp.

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Wallace says he wasn't going back to #Vikings. He used to envy deep ball opportunities Torrey Smith got playing with Flacco. #RavensTalk

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Wallace: "You have a quarterback that can really sling the ball. That's what I need."

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Welp.

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Wallace says he wasn't going back to #Vikings. He used to envy deep ball opportunities Torrey Smith got playing with Flacco. #RavensTalk

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Wallace: "You have a quarterback that can really sling the ball. That's what I need."


It's not too hard to read between the lines of those comments.


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dead_poet wrote:
Welp.

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Wallace says he wasn't going back to #Vikings. He used to envy deep ball opportunities Torrey Smith got playing with Flacco. #RavensTalk

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Wallace: "You have a quarterback that can really sling the ball. That's what I need."


It's not too hard to read between the lines of those comments.



Have you seen the Daily Norseman articles that interpret Mike Zimmer's press conferences? What he said vs. what he really meant?

Wallace really meant: "Teddy is too conservative for my game and he can't hit the long ball".


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Have you seen the Daily Norseman articles that interpret Mike Zimmer's press conferences? What he said vs. what he really meant?

Wallace really meant: "Teddy is too conservative for my game and he can't hit the long ball".


i've seen those articles and yes, that sounds about right.


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http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14980 ... ore-ravens

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Mike Wallace signed with Baltimore. I think I'm OK with that. However it does put more pressure on existing receivers. Who's starting opposite Diggs and is he on the roster yet?


Im not really the most knowledgeable on Diggs, but isn't he the type of guy you would prefer to keep in the slot ideally?

I expect the Vikings to go for a WR in the first 3 rounds somewhere.


Diggs is a wide receiver. Wright plays the slot.

I hope the Vikings look at other needs during the first three rounds. Their WRs are a talented group.


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Mothman wrote:
dead_poet wrote:
Welp.

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Wallace says he wasn't going back to #Vikings. He used to envy deep ball opportunities Torrey Smith got playing with Flacco. #RavensTalk

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Wallace: "You have a quarterback that can really sling the ball. That's what I need."


It's not too hard to read between the lines of those comments.


And it's not too hard to know why the team really lacks a deep pass attack. It's not the receivers, despite the myth circulating the media.


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Tweets from Jeff Zrebie, Ravens beat writer for the Baltimore Sun 9two of them to Vikes beat writer Matt Vensel):

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@mattvensel "When this process started, I knew that I wasn’t going back to Minnesota. I was like, ‘I need a good quarterback."


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@mattvensel "I need a quarterback who I know is proven and can get things done." That quote might be a little better for your purposes


Ouch.

I wonder if Zimmer still loves him.


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And it's not too hard to know why the team really lacks a deep pass attack. It's not the receivers, despite the myth circulating the media.


No, it's not and it will be interesting to see what, if anything the Vikes do at receiver from here. Will they add a receiver between now and the draft (or in the draft)? Will they go with the 5 they have under contract and try to expand Patterson's role? Maybe they'll do all of the above and try to create more competition this summer?


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Mothman wrote:
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And it's not too hard to know why the team really lacks a deep pass attack. It's not the receivers, despite the myth circulating the media.


No, it's not and it will be interesting to see what, if anything the Vikes do at receiver from here. Will they add a receiver between now and the draft (or in the draft)? Will they go with the 5 they have under contract and try to expand Patterson's role? Maybe they'll do all of the above and try to create more competition this summer?


Well I am upset, but I think Baltimore is a better fit for Wallace.
With that said, we are really thin at legitimate WRs now. Which WRs are still available?

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Wonder if Wallace can beat his stats he had for the Dolphins. Glad the virus is gone.


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PurpleMustReign wrote:
Mothman wrote:
losperros wrote:
And it's not too hard to know why the team really lacks a deep pass attack. It's not the receivers, despite the myth circulating the media.


No, it's not and it will be interesting to see what, if anything the Vikes do at receiver from here. Will they add a receiver between now and the draft (or in the draft)? Will they go with the 5 they have under contract and try to expand Patterson's role? Maybe they'll do all of the above and try to create more competition this summer?


Well I am upset, but I think Baltimore is a better fit for Wallace.
With that said, we are really thin at legitimate WRs now. Which WRs are still available?


Rueben Randle might be the top free agent WR remaining on the market:

http://walterfootball.com/freeagents2016WR.php

Harvin's available. :twisted:


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Can you imagine if PH threw a weight at Zimmer? :lol:


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And I always though Ruben was pretty good. Made a few TD. But I still think the Vikes are in ok shape. Can always use Pruitt and Kyle as receivers too. Glad Rhett and Line are back.


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And I always though Ruben was pretty good. Made a few TD. But I still think the Vikes are in ok shape. Can always use Pruitt and Kyle as receivers too. Glad Rhett and Line are back.


They need to get Patterson up to speed.

However, it's probably more likely that they'll draft a WR (Doctson?) and we'll see Diggs the rookie and Wright starting or Diggs, Johnson and Wright starting until the rookie is ready.


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PurpleKoolaid wrote:
And I always though Ruben was pretty good. Made a few TD. But I still think the Vikes are in ok shape. Can always use Pruitt and Kyle as receivers too. Glad Rhett and Line are back.


They need to get Patterson up to speed.

However, it's probably more likely that they'll draft a WR (Doctson?) and we'll see Diggs the rookie and Wright starting or Diggs, Johnson and Wright starting until the rookie is ready.


Thats what I see happening too. Was hoping to avoid a 1st round WR pick.

I want to see Patterson get some time, with a new WR, CP is gone im afraid. Even with Ruben CP might be gone. Wouldnt that be something if Teddy and CP hit it off this season though?


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Mothman wrote:
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And I always though Ruben was pretty good. Made a few TD. But I still think the Vikes are in ok shape. Can always use Pruitt and Kyle as receivers too. Glad Rhett and Line are back.


They need to get Patterson up to speed.

However, it's probably more likely that they'll draft a WR (Doctson?) and we'll see Diggs the rookie and Wright starting or Diggs, Johnson and Wright starting until the rookie is ready.


Thats what I see happening too. Was hoping to avoid a 1st round WR pick.

I want to see Patterson get some time, with a new WR, CP is gone im afraid. Even with Ruben CP might be gone. Wouldnt that be something if Teddy and CP hit it off this season though?


I'd love to see it happen!


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Wonder if Wallace can beat his stats he had for the Dolphins. Glad the virus is gone.

I'll laugh like hell if we get someone like Doctson in the draft and he ends up with more long balls and yardage than Wallace. :tongue:

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He's just mad cause diggs is better. Beat feet wallace


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PurpleKoolaid wrote:
Mothman wrote:
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And I always though Ruben was pretty good. Made a few TD. But I still think the Vikes are in ok shape. Can always use Pruitt and Kyle as receivers too. Glad Rhett and Line are back.


They need to get Patterson up to speed.

However, it's probably more likely that they'll draft a WR (Doctson?) and we'll see Diggs the rookie and Wright starting or Diggs, Johnson and Wright starting until the rookie is ready.


Thats what I see happening too. Was hoping to avoid a 1st round WR pick.

I want to see Patterson get some time, with a new WR, CP is gone im afraid. Even with Ruben CP might be gone. Wouldnt that be something if Teddy and CP hit it off this season though?


I still have some hope of that. It would be extremely exciting to see that development.


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Mike Wallace signed with Baltimore. I think I'm OK with that. However it does put more pressure on existing receivers. Who's starting opposite Diggs and is he on the roster yet?


Flacco => Wallace seems like a good fit. Replacement isn't on the roster yet, will be when we draft Kyle Fuller :twisted:

Honestly whoever they take in the draft I don't really think they need a "field stretcher" specialist for lack of a better word. Wright and Diggs can both get open deep and TB seems to have a good rapport with CJ, which makes his limited playing time odd (although partly due to injury). I feel like Diggs/Wright/CJ will be a good corp while the rookie learns the ropes. I suppose they have to be at this point.


Spielman trading for Kyle Fuller, and then Norv taking a prized defensive prospect in Kyle Fuller away from Zimmer and making him a wide receiver?!

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Not a very classy move by Wallace but then he isn't the most classy guy. He may have a point but just move on and keep your yapper shut.

Anyway, I really think CP is done, at least in Minnesota. By the end of the year he was at the very bottom of the depth chart. Maybe he'll get a few gadget plays but it feels like he's in Norv's permanent doghouse. If they can get CJ's production up to how it was in the prior year and Diggs to continue his ascendance, that's probably the most immediate way they get more out of the WR corp. I think Pruitt really needs to step up this year as well to take some of the burden.


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Not a very classy move by Wallace but then he isn't the most classy guy. He may have a point but just move on and keep your yapper shut.

Anyway, I really think CP is done, at least in Minnesota. By the end of the year he was at the very bottom of the depth chart. Maybe he'll get a few gadget plays but it feels like he's in Norv's permanent doghouse. If they can get CJ's production up to how it was in the prior year and Diggs to continue his ascendance, that's probably the most immediate way they get more out of the WR corp. I think Pruitt really needs to step up this year as well to take some of the burden.


Agreed and was going to post something similar.

I think the Ravens and Flacco are a MUCH better fit for Wallace. But let your play next year speak for itself and shut the hell up, dude. Show some class, thank the Vikings for your time in Minnesota, and move on. Sheesh.


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Not a very classy move by Wallace but then he isn't the most classy guy. He may have a point but just move on and keep your yapper shut.

Anyway, I really think CP is done, at least in Minnesota. By the end of the year he was at the very bottom of the depth chart. Maybe he'll get a few gadget plays but it feels like he's in Norv's permanent doghouse. If they can get CJ's production up to how it was in the prior year and Diggs to continue his ascendance, that's probably the most immediate way they get more out of the WR corp. I think Pruitt really needs to step up this year as well to take some of the burden.


Agreed and was going to post something similar.

I think the Ravens and Flacco are a MUCH better fit for Wallace. But let your play next year speak for itself and shut the hell up, dude. Show some class, thank the Vikings for your time in Minnesota, and move on. Sheesh.



Usually this kind of crap is borne out of insecurity. His ego must hurt that we let him walk. I'm actually glad he said it. I hope it lights a fire in Teddy.


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