View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:43 pm



Reply to topic  [ 40 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
 Treadwell hopes to make rookie season a distant memory 
Author Message
Transition Player

Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:10 am
Posts: 311
Post Re: Treadwell hopes to make rookie season a distant memory
losperros wrote:
J. Kapp 11 wrote:
losperros wrote:
Except that Patterson was dynamic and Wright was helpful in their rookie years. Both rode the bench after the coaching change. In my view, Patterson could and should have played more the last two years and Wright should have played more often last season.


Let's not get too giddy over Patterson. I'm glad they used him more, but he still catches little except for bubble screens. Even against the Bears, when he caught a 39-yard pass early in the game, he did little else and cost his QB a pick when he got badly outfought by a 5-10 DB for a 50-50 ball. He was better this year, and he played hard, but overall he's still a disappointment to me. His value as a kick returner may be the only reason he's still a Viking.


I'm not giddy over anyone on the Vikings right now but I sure do like the Patterson's playmaking abilities. Patterson is dangerous with the ball in his hands and to me that's something the Vikings can always use. He's the best kick returner in the league, yes, but also a good punt gunner and a good 3rd or 4th wide receiver. From what I've seen, CP has caught the ball on pass routes other than quick hits. I think a little more imagination in play calling and offensive coordination would benefit and diversify all the WRs on the team.

Just my two cents, but the Vikings will be making a mistake if they don't re-sign the guy. Patterson offers the team attributes they will always need. YMMV


sorry but for three straight seasons patterson has shown he isn't an offensive playmaker. his yds per touch and touchdowns do not show a player who makes plays. he is an elite kick returner but on offense he is average. thielan has shown more playmaking ability than patterson


Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:35 am
Profile
Transition Player

Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:10 am
Posts: 311
Post Re: Treadwell hopes to make rookie season a distant memory
joe h wrote:
Pondering Her Percy wrote:
joe h wrote:
Well, it isn't like he can do any worse than this year. Cut him, trade him for peanuts, or hide him on the roster for the next three seasons, either way, he has the same value to us. Shocking another basket case slipped through our scouting department.


"Basket case"?? :confused:

Showing up to that press conference wearing a raiders cap raised a few alarms, and that awful bowl game performance last year. The guy is also not wowing anyone during practice, apparently. All signs of immaturity. But who knows, I hope it doesn't come down to a contract year before the kids wants to play, like Patterson.



did he show up at a press conference or just post something on social media?


Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:36 am
Profile
Online
Starter

Joined: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:37 pm
Posts: 174
Location: Sweden
Post Re: Treadwell hopes to make rookie season a distant memory
slapnut19 wrote:
joe h wrote:
Showing up to that press conference wearing a raiders cap raised a few alarms, and that awful bowl game performance last year. The guy is also not wowing anyone during practice, apparently. All signs of immaturity. But who knows, I hope it doesn't come down to a contract year before the kids wants to play, like Patterson.



did he show up at a press conference or just post something on social media?

If I remember correctly it was an instagram post or a snapchat story. Definitely not at a press conference.


Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:23 pm
Profile
Hall of Fame Inductee
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:38 am
Posts: 4618
Location: Watertown, NY
Post Re: Treadwell hopes to make rookie season a distant memory
Ohjay wrote:
slapnut19 wrote:
joe h wrote:
Showing up to that press conference wearing a raiders cap raised a few alarms, and that awful bowl game performance last year. The guy is also not wowing anyone during practice, apparently. All signs of immaturity. But who knows, I hope it doesn't come down to a contract year before the kids wants to play, like Patterson.



did he show up at a press conference or just post something on social media?

If I remember correctly it was an instagram post or a snapchat story. Definitely not at a press conference.


Yeah I didn't think so either

_________________
Image


Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:39 pm
Profile
Online
Starter

Joined: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:37 pm
Posts: 174
Location: Sweden
Post Re: Treadwell hopes to make rookie season a distant memory
Decided to look it up and it was indeed a snapchat story according to this FoxSports article:
http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/minnesota-vikings-laquon-treadwell-oakland-raiders-hat-060316


Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:30 am
Profile
Hall of Fame Candidate
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:03 am
Posts: 3226
Post Re: Treadwell hopes to make rookie season a distant memory
The guy seems sleepier than Ben Carson, but beyond that, I still have hope he'll develop. His temperament is a little alarming to me though.


Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:44 am
Profile
Career Elite Player
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:10 am
Posts: 2265
Location: Seattle, Wa
Post Re: Treadwell hopes to make rookie season a distant memory
I hope his rookie season becomes a distant memory for Vikings fans as well.


Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:10 pm
Profile
Fenrir
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:28 pm
Posts: 10703
Location: Hawaii
Post Re: Treadwell hopes to make rookie season a distant memory
PurpleKoolaid wrote:
S197 wrote:
I'm not Treadwell's biggest fan but I'm also not ready to write him off just yet. The one positive thing is he seems to have a very strong work ethic and he was very productive in the best college conference despite being slow. We have a ton of speed, I think all the other WR's are 4.4 guys, so that's not a major issue so long as he can run crisp routes and show good hands.


But there is slow, and then is there is not even able to get off the LoS when you get a chance. I think he is the slowest WR (not TE, FB, Etc.) Ive ever seen. To me he has another Rick bust written all over him. Hope I am wrong. I hope part of it Zimmer just being his usual self, and somehow Treadwell has to prove himself without ever seeing the field. They rarely use CJ, put Tread in his spot for a few quarters next year....if both are still here.


I've not seen enough of him to say anything with conviction. Boldin is the typical example of what Treadwell could be but honestly if he could be like a Sidney Rice (Favre era) that could be what we need. Rice was faster but not particularly fast (4.5ish) yet he was a big asset in that you could throw the ball up and he would fight for it. We don't really have a receiver like that right now and I'm hoping Treadwell can fill the niche. Treadwell is also supposed to be a very good run blocker so he could help the offense in that aspect too.


Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:35 pm
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:51 pm
Posts: 8069
Location: Kentucky
Post Re: Treadwell hopes to make rookie season a distant memory
I still think Treadwell's quiet season has more to do with the other WRs. I still don't think the rookie gets play over - Diggs, Thielen, or Patterson. Diggs and Thielen would be out of the question and Patterson needed more playing time, IMO, if he was going to be used as more than a gimmick player. He really started improving towards the end of the year, I thought.

_________________
"Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth." - Mike Tyson


Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:22 am
Profile
Hall of Fame Inductee
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:38 am
Posts: 4618
Location: Watertown, NY
Post Re: Treadwell hopes to make rookie season a distant memory
Cliff wrote:
I still think Treadwell's quiet season has more to do with the other WRs. I still don't think the rookie gets play over - Diggs, Thielen, or Patterson. Diggs and Thielen would be out of the question and Patterson needed more playing time, IMO, if he was going to be used as more than a gimmick player. He really started improving towards the end of the year, I thought.


This is what I have been saying all along. When draft day was upon us last year, we NEEDED a WR. We didnt have much in CP, Thielen was average at best, Wright/Johnson werent any kind of answer. We had nothing but Diggs.

Beginning of the year hits and CP and Thielen are a big part of the offense and playing well. Dont try and fix something if its not broken. Those guys were playing well. No need to rush Treadwell in when he doesnt have to. No different than Waynes last year. Newman was old but he was playing very good. So why force Trey into action when he doesnt need to be?

It's pretty obvious if you ask me

_________________
Image


Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:57 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 40 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Bengalholic, Texas Vike and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware.