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Jake Long

Post by RFIP » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:02 pm

I read where the Vikings are bringing him in this week and I hope they sign him. Move TJ to the bench because he's no LT and Sirles is the better RT frankly.

Give me Long and Sirles as my tackles starting in Philly and this team is that much better!

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Re: Jake Long

Post by halfgiz » Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:23 pm

RFIP wrote:I read where the Vikings are bringing him in this week and I hope they sign him. Move TJ to the bench because he's no LT and Sirles is the better RT frankly.

Give me Long and Sirles as my tackles starting in Philly and this team is that much better!
It almost sounds like they are going to bring in more than Long.
Jake Long among O-linemen who Vikings will consider during bye as injuries mount. Long has history w/ Tony Sparano, Vikes O-line coach.
Curious to see how Longs knees check out.

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Re: Jake Long

Post by RFIP » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:05 pm

halfgiz wrote: It almost sounds like they are going to bring in more than Long.
Curious to see how Longs knees check out.
Someone brought him in a couple weeks ago and almost signed him, I can't recall who that was, Atlanta maybe?

I hate when stuff like this leaks out because the Vikes are DESPERATE for help and now another team can beat them to the punch.

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Re: Jake Long

Post by halfgiz » Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:45 am

If he was that good,then why is Long still sitting around unsigned? It will be interesting to see who Rick comes up with.
We really need some depth on the line.

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Re: Jake Long

Post by dead_poet » Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:02 am

halfgiz wrote:If he was that good,then why is Long still sitting around unsigned? It will be interesting to see who Rick comes up with.
We really need some depth on the line.
Last word on Long was he was released from the Ravens in July due to a problematic physical. He's an older version of Kalil with his broken lower body. Even so, that might be a degree or two up from the worst starting LT in the league so whatever. Sure.
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Re: Jake Long

Post by dead_poet » Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:04 am

I'm still upset Rick didn't sign Okung. Ugh.
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Re: Jake Long

Post by PurpleMustReign » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:21 am

dead_poet wrote:I'm still upset Rick didn't sign Okung. Ugh.
Too expensive to me,although i wouldn't have complained too much if they had. Who are FAs this next offseason?
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Re: Jake Long

Post by mansquatch » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:39 am

Given the injuries to OL this isn't surprising. To the guy who said we are desperate, I think that writing was on the wall when both Tackles got hurt. You can't really hide the fact that both guards have now been knocked out of games and both OT are not playing due to injuries.

Have to give Sparano credit, the group has rebounded in the face of some significant competition. Who would have expected after the performances in week 1 and week 2 that the group would up improved performances against the likes of CAR and HOU?

It's ugly, but we've managed to not just tread water, but also make some improvement along the way. Will it be enough? That is the question... Good news is after Philly our schedule softens up some.
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Re: Jake Long

Post by PacificNorseWest » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:45 am

Jake Long can't stay on a roster and it's for a reason. Vikings are desperate, so it's worth a shot, but they relentlessly keep looking for a band-aid and it's real concern going forward. I can just see them getting into the playoffs and having to play Seattle...That defense will kill these guys and it could be what sends the Vikings home, short of expectations.

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Re: Jake Long

Post by mansquatch » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:31 am

Well they played SEA last year in the playoffs with a bad OL situation and survived last year... Through 5 games I think the 2016 OL is doing a better job of pass protecting than the 2015 group did. Last year the right side was non-existent.

SEA is not what it was 2-3 seasons ago. I'd fear DEN more although they got worked over hard yesterday. Heck the Texans group we faced yesterday was a legitimate playoff defense... This offense deserves some credit for that. It isn't super showy or anything, but they executed and got it done.
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Re: Jake Long

Post by Texas Vike » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:37 am

mansquatch wrote:Well they played SEA last year in the playoffs with a bad OL situation and survived last year... Through 5 games I think the 2016 OL is doing a better job of pass protecting than the 2015 group did. Last year the right side was non-existent.

SEA is not what it was 2-3 seasons ago. I'd fear DEN more although they got worked over hard yesterday. Heck the Texans group we faced yesterday was a legitimate playoff defense... This offense deserves some credit for that. It isn't super showy or anything, but they executed and got it done.

I'd hate to face HOU with both Clowney and Watt. That's a formidable DL. Mercilus was excellent yesterday too.

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Re: Jake Long

Post by VikingPaul73 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:00 pm

I wonder if there is any chance they can coax Big Phil out of retirement

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Re: Jake Long

Post by YikesVikes » Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:56 pm

Would anyone be upset if we gave up a 3rd for Joe Thomas?

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Post by Norv Zimmer » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:29 pm

YikesVikes wrote:Would anyone be upset if we gave up a 3rd for Joe Thomas?
It would take more than that because the browns hold all the cards. They don't care if they win or lose right now.

I am thinking a 2nd and a 5th for him.

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Re: Jake Long

Post by IrishViking » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:58 pm

Norv Zimmer wrote: It would take more than that because the browns hold all the cards. They don't care if they win or lose right now.

I am thinking a 2nd and a 5th for him.

And with their first pick of the 2017 draft the Vikings select Joe smhoe in the 5th round

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