Could Sharrif Floyd's Vikings' tenure be over?

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Could Sharrif Floyd's Vikings' tenure be over?

Post by Mothman » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:46 am

http://www.startribune.com/could-sharri ... 406149926/
The Vikings decided a roster spot was worth more than a Sharrif Floyd return with three weeks left in the regular season.

And soon they will have to make a decision on the first-round draft pick’s future with the team.

Floyd, the Vikings’ top pick in the 2013 draft, was placed on injured reserve Monday because of lingering knee issues that have kept him sidelined since the Week 1 victory at Tennessee. The Vikings promoted defensive tackle Toby Johnson from the practice squad to take his place.

Coach Mike Zimmer said the move was made nearly three months after Floyd’s Sept. 22 surgery because “we kept hanging around, hanging around. May need the roster spot at some point,” Zimmer said.

Floyd has been inactive for 12 consecutive games following the operation on his left knee to address cartilage issues, according to Zimmer. He added that Floyd has only had the one operation done this fall. Floyd had been in and out of the Winter Park training facilities in recent months, with the team sending him to see specialists.
More at the link,including this:
Zimmer withheld his evaluation of Floyd, who will have missed 20 games since 2014 by season’s end.

“Yeah, I think I can assess him,” Zimmer said. “I don’t really want to assess him to the media. I’ll assess him to Rick when we sit down and talk.”
Personally, I don't think Floyd will be playing for the Vikings next year.
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Re: Could Sharrif Floyd's Vikings' tenure be over?

Post by Cliff » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:53 am

Mothman wrote:Personally, I don't think Floyd will be playing for the Vikings next year.
Zimmer has made enough what I perceive as negative comments for me to think he'll be gone. With as much as he's been injured the team won't even miss him, really.
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Re: Could Sharrif Floyd's Vikings' tenure be over?

Post by 720pete » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:04 am

Rough drafts the past few years. Also, not many O-line players.

Players in bold no longer on Vikings roster.

2016
1. LAQUON TREADWELL WR
2. MACKENSIE ALEXANDER, CB
3. NO CHOICE
4. WILLIE BEAVERS, T
5. KENTRELL BROTHERS, LB
6. MORTIZ BÖHRINGER, WR

2015
1. TRAE WAYNES, CB
2. ERIC KENDRICKS, LB
3. (A) NO CHOICE
3. (B) NO CHOICE
3. (C) DANIELLE HUNTER, DE
4. T.J. CLEMMINGS, DE
5. (A) NO CHOICE.
5. (B) MyCOLE PRUITT, TE
5. (C) STEFON DIGGS, WR,
5. (D) NO CHOICE
6. (A) TYRUS THOMPSON, T

2014
1. (A) NO CHOICE
1. (B) ANTHONY BARR, LB
1. (C) TEDDY BRIDGEWATER, QB
2. NO CHOICE.
3. (A) SCOTT CRICHTON, DE
3. (B) JERICK McKINNON, RB
4. NO CHOICE.
5. (A) DAVID YANKEY, G
5. (B) NO CHOICE.
5. (C) NO CHOICE.
6. (A) ANTONE EXUM, S

2013 (Drafted 23rd)
1. (A) SHARRIF FLOYD, DT
1. (B) XAVIER RHODES, CB
1. (C) CORDARRELLE PATTERSON, WR
2. NO CHOICE.
3. NO CHOICE.
4. (A) NO CHOICE.
4. (B) GERALD HODGES, LB
5. JEFF LOCKE, P
6. (A) NO CHOICE.
6. (B) JEFF BACA, G, UCLA.
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Re: Could Sharrif Floyd's Vikings' tenure be over?

Post by TSonn » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:13 am

I hope he gets healthy and we keep him. Dude's one of the best DTs in the league (when healthy). Zimmer has to know that.
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Re: Could Sharrif Floyd's Vikings' tenure be over?

Post by LondonViking » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:16 am

Great when fit but it has been a terrible few years injury wise for him.

We have his 5th year option dont we? but I could see him traded for a oline piece
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Re: Could Sharrif Floyd's Vikings' tenure be over?

Post by losperros » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:42 am

Mothman wrote:Personally, I don't think Floyd will be playing for the Vikings next year.
I'm wondering if Floyd will play for any team, considering his injury history since turning pro.

Too bad. Floyd is a good DT when he's healthy.
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Re: Could Sharrif Floyd's Vikings' tenure be over?

Post by autobon7 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:02 am

I agree when healthy he is good.....but I'm ready to move on from him. Dude just can't stay healthy and I don't think he has the fire that Zim is wanting. Give Johnson some snaps and see what he's got.
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Re: Could Sharrif Floyd's Vikings' tenure be over?

Post by mansquatch » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:10 pm

Zimmer's quote earlier this season said it all: "I'm getting used to Sharif Floyd being injured."

Always hard to assess drafts. Have to look at how we did vs. the rest of the field to assess GM performance. If Floyd goes and Patterson leaves via FA, then 2013 will have produced Rhodes, Locke, and Easton via trade of Hodges.
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Re: Could Sharrif Floyd's Vikings' tenure be over?

Post by S197 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:04 pm

720pete wrote:Rough drafts the past few years. Also, not many O-line players.

Players in bold no longer on Vikings roster.

2016
1. LAQUON TREADWELL WR
2. MACKENSIE ALEXANDER, CB
3. NO CHOICE
4. WILLIE BEAVERS, T
5. KENTRELL BROTHERS, LB
6. MORTIZ BÖHRINGER, WR

2015
1. TRAE WAYNES, CB
2. ERIC KENDRICKS, LB
3. (A) NO CHOICE
3. (B) NO CHOICE
3. (C) DANIELLE HUNTER, DE
4. T.J. CLEMMINGS, DE
5. (A) NO CHOICE.
5. (B) MyCOLE PRUITT, TE
5. (C) STEFON DIGGS, WR,
5. (D) NO CHOICE
6. (A) TYRUS THOMPSON, T

2014
1. (A) NO CHOICE
1. (B) ANTHONY BARR, LB
1. (C) TEDDY BRIDGEWATER, QB
2. NO CHOICE.
3. (A) SCOTT CRICHTON, DE
3. (B) JERICK McKINNON, RB
4. NO CHOICE.
5. (A) DAVID YANKEY, G
5. (B) NO CHOICE.
5. (C) NO CHOICE.
6. (A) ANTONE EXUM, S

2013 (Drafted 23rd)
1. (A) SHARRIF FLOYD, DT
1. (B) XAVIER RHODES, CB
1. (C) CORDARRELLE PATTERSON, WR
2. NO CHOICE.
3. NO CHOICE.
4. (A) NO CHOICE.
4. (B) GERALD HODGES, LB
5. JEFF LOCKE, P
6. (A) NO CHOICE.
6. (B) JEFF BACA, G, UCLA.
Crichton and Hodges need to be bolded.
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Re: Could Sharrif Floyd's Vikings' tenure be over?

Post by PurpleMustReign » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:17 pm

Is Exum still on the team?

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Re: Could Sharrif Floyd's Vikings' tenure be over?

Post by fiestavike » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:40 am

He's gone.
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Re: Could Sharrif Floyd's Vikings' tenure be over?

Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:44 am

720pete wrote:Rough drafts the past few years. Also, not many O-line players.

Players in bold no longer on Vikings roster.

2016
1. LAQUON TREADWELL WR
2. MACKENSIE ALEXANDER, CB
3. NO CHOICE
4. WILLIE BEAVERS, T
5. KENTRELL BROTHERS, LB
6. MORTIZ BÖHRINGER, WR

2015
1. TRAE WAYNES, CB
2. ERIC KENDRICKS, LB
3. (A) NO CHOICE
3. (B) NO CHOICE
3. (C) DANIELLE HUNTER, DE
4. T.J. CLEMMINGS, DE
5. (A) NO CHOICE.
5. (B) MyCOLE PRUITT, TE
5. (C) STEFON DIGGS, WR,
5. (D) NO CHOICE
6. (A) TYRUS THOMPSON, T

2014
1. (A) NO CHOICE
1. (B) ANTHONY BARR, LB
1. (C) TEDDY BRIDGEWATER, QB
2. NO CHOICE.
3. (A) SCOTT CRICHTON, DE
3. (B) JERICK McKINNON, RB
4. NO CHOICE.
5. (A) DAVID YANKEY, G
5. (B) NO CHOICE.
5. (C) NO CHOICE.
6. (A) ANTONE EXUM, S

2013 (Drafted 23rd)
1. (A) SHARRIF FLOYD, DT
1. (B) XAVIER RHODES, CB
1. (C) CORDARRELLE PATTERSON, WR
2. NO CHOICE.
3. NO CHOICE.
4. (A) NO CHOICE.
4. (B) GERALD HODGES, LB
5. JEFF LOCKE, P
6. (A) NO CHOICE.
6. (B) JEFF BACA, G, UCLA.
I don't think anyone would argue that we killed it in 2015 (well, outside of Trae Waynes over Marcus Peters that is). The rest of the drafts with the benefit of hindsight? Outside of a few select players - not very good.
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Re: Could Sharrif Floyd's Vikings' tenure be over?

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:56 pm

S197 wrote: Crichton and Hodges need to be bolded.
Not sure why Hodges would need to be bolded. He was a pretty decent LB but just ended up getting traded
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Re: Could Sharrif Floyd's Vikings' tenure be over?

Post by IrishViking » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:44 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote: Not sure why Hodges would need to be bolded. He was a pretty decent LB but just ended up getting traded
...because he is no longer on the roster? :confused:
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Re: Could Sharrif Floyd's Vikings' tenure be over?

Post by S197 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:49 pm

Bingo.
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