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2016 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by S197 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:25 pm

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

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Post by dead_poet » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:26 pm

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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Post by Jordysghost » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:30 pm

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?
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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Re: 2016 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Forum)

Post by S197 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:33 pm

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.

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Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:52 pm

S197 wrote: 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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Post by PurpleKoolaid » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:18 pm

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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2016 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by dead_poet » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:48 pm

Welp.
Wallace says he wasn't going back to #Vikings. He used to envy deep ball opportunities Torrey Smith got playing with Flacco. #RavensTalk
Wallace: "You have a quarterback that can really sling the ball. That's what I need."
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Re: 2016 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by Mothman » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:55 pm

dead_poet wrote:Welp.
It's not too hard to read between the lines of those comments.

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Post by Texas Vike » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:22 pm

Mothman wrote: 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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Re: 2016 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by Mothman » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:34 pm

Texas Vike wrote: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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Re: 2016 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by Mothman » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:39 pm

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14980 ... ore-ravens
A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the deal is for two years and is worth $11.5 million.

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Re: 2016 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Forum)

Post by losperros » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:40 pm

Jordysghost wrote: 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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Re: 2016 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by losperros » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:42 pm

Mothman wrote: 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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Post by Mothman » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:52 pm

Tweets from Jeff Zrebie, Ravens beat writer for the Baltimore Sun 9two of them to Vikes beat writer Matt Vensel):
Wallace: "I used to hate purple. Now I love purple."

@mattvensel "When this process started, I knew that I wasn’t going back to Minnesota. I was like, ‘I need a good quarterback."
@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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Re: 2016 Vikings Free Agency Thread (Discussion Thread)

Post by Mothman » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:54 pm

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?

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