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Trade Sharif Floyd?

Post by fiestavike » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:07 pm

http://www.dailynorseman.com/2017/2/27/ ... rrif-floyd
The Redskins and Raiders both need immediate help for their defenses as they try to help out their high-powered offenses. Both made aggressive moves in free agency last offseason. An NFL team's analytics director thought Seattle also could make sense for Floyd, who was chosen 23rd overall in 2013. The Seahawks do own three third-round picks, giving them ample ammo, but they also have other needs and lots of money already invested in their defensive core.
Floyd is going into the option year of his rookie contract, and is scheduled to make $6.75 million this coming season. Nobody really knows what happened with Floyd last season. He played in the season-opening victory over the Tennessee Titans, had what was called a routine knee scope. . .and then proceeded to be inactive for the next twelve games before the team (finally) placed him on injured reserve in mid-December.
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Re: Trade Sharif Floyd?

Post by Maelstrom88 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:19 pm

I would.
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Re: Trade Sharif Floyd?

Post by autobon7 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:25 pm

I don't think we would get much for him but I would trade him anyway. Good riddance.

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Re: Trade Sharif Floyd?

Post by IrishViking » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:20 pm

I'd be shocked if we could get anything above a late late 3rd for him.

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Re: Trade Sharif Floyd?

Post by fiestavike » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:20 pm

Doesn't sound like anybody would miss Sharif. There have been times I've been really excited about him, but he always seems to drift back from those high points and play very unispired for stretches. Add the nagging injuries and he'll be a tricky player to figure in free agency.

Would you all favor cutting him outright for the cap savings if he can't be traded?

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Re: Trade Sharif Floyd?

Post by halfgiz » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:35 pm

If we was going to trade someone my thoughts would be .
Floyd , Griffin or Rudolph.

I would think that Shurmur could come up with a tight end somewhere.

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Re: Trade Sharif Floyd?

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:25 pm

My thing with Floyd, and I've said this before, is that he's good when healthy. Rudy was the same way and guys wanted to give up on him but you never hear anything like that now. I don't think we should trade him to be honest. He's the type of guy that could make an impact for another team if were to let him go. I say we hold onto him another year. And draft someone in the middle rounds to put behind him or sign a guy for insurance.
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Re: Trade Sharif Floyd?

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:00 am

I think he was over rated, even when healthy. He was playing to literally one of the best defensive players in the NFL. Joseph demanded so much attention sometimes Floyd looked better then he was. I wouldnt miss him. Means we need another DT though.

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Re: Trade Sharif Floyd?

Post by mansquatch » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:16 am

This was to be his breakout season IMO, but the knee injury derailed him. It might be premature to move him. Also, if he underperforms this season they can get a quality rotational player who knows the system for relatively cheap, freeing up funds to pay other players on the defense.

There are several FA DL available in the market this year, but I suspect the Vikings have bigger needs on Offense.
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Re: Trade Sharif Floyd?

Post by losperros » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:27 am

Pondering Her Percy wrote:My thing with Floyd, and I've said this before, is that he's good when healthy. Rudy was the same way and guys wanted to give up on him but you never hear anything like that now. I don't think we should trade him to be honest. He's the type of guy that could make an impact for another team if were to let him go. I say we hold onto him another year. And draft someone in the middle rounds to put behind him or sign a guy for insurance.
I agree. Floyd is a good DT when healthy. I say give him another year.

He also can help stop the run, which this D needs to do better.

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Re: Trade Sharif Floyd?

Post by Mothman » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:34 am

fiestavike wrote:http://www.dailynorseman.com/2017/2/27/ ... rrif-floyd
What do you all think?

I think my answer depends on the answer to the question implied above: why did Floyd miss nearly all of last season?

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Re: Trade Sharif Floyd?

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:40 am

PurpleKoolaid wrote:I think he was over rated, even when healthy. He was playing to literally one of the best defensive players in the NFL. Joseph demanded so much attention sometimes Floyd looked better then he was. I wouldnt miss him. Means we need another DT though.
76 tackles, 7 sacks, 6 stuffs in the last 2 seasons he played. Doesnt sound very overrated if you ask me. I dont care who was next to him. No less Floyd had to play out of position last year for how many games because Joseph was hurt? Like I said, he is very similar to Rudy. When healthy he's an impact player. He's still on his rookie contract so I think it's pointless to let him go right now. Give him at least another year. No need to create another hole. Just put depth behind him
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Re: Trade Sharif Floyd?

Post by autobon7 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:59 pm

fiestavike wrote:Doesn't sound like anybody would miss Sharif. There have been times I've been really excited about him, but he always seems to drift back from those high points and play very unispired for stretches. Add the nagging injuries and he'll be a tricky player to figure in free agency.

Would you all favor cutting him outright for the cap savings if he can't be traded?
Personally I would cut him if we couldn't find a trade partner. Would like to see more of Stephen anyway.

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Re: Trade Sharif Floyd?

Post by Texas Vike » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:12 pm

Mothman wrote:
I think my answer depends on the answer to the question implied above: why did Floyd miss nearly all of last season?
Exactly, and judging by Zimmer's explicitly stated frustration... there's likely an issue there.

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Re: Trade Sharif Floyd?

Post by halfgiz » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:34 pm

@mattvensel
As a deadline nears, it looks like Sharrif Floyd will be sticking around in 2017. strib.mn/2lcpq0S
6:49 AM - 1 Mar 2017
As deadline nears, it looks like Sharrif Floyd will be sticking with Vikings
According to a league source, if Floyd can’t pass a physical by March 9, then his contract's injury guarantee comes into play, locking him in at $6.8 million for 2017.
Star Tribune @StarTribune

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