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Reiff grew up in South Dakota. College roommate was Johnny Lowdermilk, son of ex-#Vikings center Kirk. He wanted to be in Minnesota.


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According to Bleacher Report's NFL 1000, Riley Reiff finished with the 3rd highest run blocking grade among RTs.


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Don't have numbers yet on Riley Reiff's deal with #Vikings, but am told it'll stack up well vs. other huge OL deals today. They paid up.


I didnt realize he was such a good run blocker. It was hard to tell due to Detroits terrible run game over the years. Would've preferred Wagner but from a durability standpoint, he's right with Wagner. Although I'd still feel more comfortable signing a true LT and keep Reiff on the right, I don't know if that will happen

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Good signing. An instant upgrade over any tackle we had, no matter which side he plays on.

Keep it up, Spielman.

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This should solidify RT for awhile. Now on to LT and RG...

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This should solidify RT for awhile. Now on to LT and RG...


Dont be so sure they are putting him at RT. Could be putting him at LT until they can draft one

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Post Re: Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lio
He will get a shot to become the LT,weakness reported to be with speed rushers, so don't think he will turn into an all pro unless he gets much better, still an upgrade over what we had.


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Post Re: Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lio
I'm impressed. Over the years it seemed that the Vikings either sat on their hands, had one gigantic signing, or mindlessly threw a warm body in a hole. This signing doesn't feel like any of those. Let's hope the Vikings are not done.

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My thing with both the signings they've had (Reiff and Remmers)....both are very durable.

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My thing with both the signings they've had (Reiff and Remmers)....both are very durable.

Finally.

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does anyone have a PFF grade for Reiff at LT vs. RT?


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I think that they were both in the upper 70's. Like 77s.


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I think that they were both in the upper 70's. Like 77s.


I do know that his run blocking is much better than his pass blocking

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IIsweet wrote:
I think that they were both in the upper 70's. Like 77s.


I do know that his run blocking is much better than his pass blocking

What was Clemmings on run blocking?

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Post Re: Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lio
I thought there was an OL thread of all the OL free agents, but can't seem to find it now.

Rams just signed Whitworth (Bengals) for 3 years $33.8. Whitworth is older which is probably why only a 3 year contract. A little less, but pretty comparable per year to what we paid Reiff at 5/58.


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Pondering Her Percy wrote:
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I think that they were both in the upper 70's. Like 77s.


I do know that his run blocking is much better than his pass blocking

What was Clemmings on run blocking?

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Not sure exactly. Haven't seen his ratings

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What was Clemmings on run blocking?

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Not sure exactly. Haven't seen his ratings


I think Clemmings is a darkhorse RG candidate, but there should be a ton of competition for that spot already on the roster and if they add nobody else I think Sirles will lay claim to that spot..


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I think Clemmings is a darkhorse RG candidate, but there should be a ton of competition for that spot already on the roster and if they add nobody else I think Sirles will lay claim to that spot..


You know, I was thinking the same thing with Clemmings too. He's got the strength and won't have to lunge and whiff at speed rushers. I could see that

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Post Re: Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lio
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Pondering Her Percy wrote:
IIsweet wrote:
I think that they were both in the upper 70's. Like 77s.


I do know that his run blocking is much better than his pass blocking

What was Clemmings on run blocking?

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Probably in the same range as water freezing. In celsius....


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fiestavike wrote:

I think Clemmings is a darkhorse RG candidate, but there should be a ton of competition for that spot already on the roster and if they add nobody else I think Sirles will lay claim to that spot..


You know, I was thinking the same thing with Clemmings too. He's got the strength and won't have to lunge and whiff at speed rushers. I could see that

I said that last season. What did he play in college?

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Strictly RT. Was a DE when he first arrived at Pitt. Played final 2 years at RT

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Funny. A quick google of TJ:


Pitt OT TJ Clemmings is the draft's highest upside left tackle - MMQB

a couple of links below this...


T.J. Clemmings worst tackle in the NFL, according to PFF - CBSSports ...


He's very athletic so I haven't given up on him yet. Having such limited experience on the OL in college, I think being thrown into the fire and then moving around really messed him up.

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Clemmings issues are mostly technique related. He plays too upright which makes him easy pickings for NFL caliber pass rushers. He needs to do some serious work to (re)develop his pass blocking technique. If that can be done, the he should be able to put himself into a position to allow his athletic talents to shine. So far the Vikings Coaching has been unable to help him access his potential.

This speaks to what I think has been an under reported aspect of our OL issues: Coaching unable to keep up with the times and unable to do what is needed to develop the modern college player into a viable NFL starter.

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My thing with both the signings they've had (Reiff and Remmers)....both are very durable.


That's huge. This offense gets the ball out so fast they won't need to pass blocker very long.

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I definitely think they overpaid for him and Remmers though.

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I definitely think they overpaid for him and Remmers though.


With the salary cap shooting up this year and lack of talent at tackle in the draft, every tackle in FA got overpaid essentially

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Every sack Riley Reiff gave up in 2016(and 2015)

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Post Re: Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lio

Wow, so somebody wanted to troll Riley Reiff so much that they actually put together a mix tape of bad plays?

All right. I'll be the optimistic one. Again. Here's the counter mix tape.

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Wow, so somebody wanted to troll Riley Reiff so much that they actually put together a mix tape of bad plays?

All right. I'll be the optimistic one. Again. Here's the counter mix tape.



I don't think they were trolling at all. Just analyzing his game. 3 sacks in 2016. That's how much Clemmings gives up in a game.

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Wow, so somebody wanted to troll Riley Reiff so much that they actually put together a mix tape of bad plays?

All right. I'll be the optimistic one. Again. Here's the counter mix tape.



I don't think they were trolling at all. Just analyzing his game. 3 sacks in 2016. That's how much Clemmings gives up in a game.


The first one was just an outstanding edge rush by Kevin Dodd. If you are a tackle, you want to get beat outside - never across your face.

The second one was an amazing bull rush by Ryan Kerrigan. Riley seemed to not set his base out of his kicks very well.

The last one was a bad play by Riley. He anticipated Yannick coming outside and kicked accordingly. His weight was fully on his back right foot by the time Yannick came across his face.

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Post Re: Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lio
There was a stat floating around that TJ Clemmings directly contributed to the demise of some 40%(!) of the Vikings offensive drives this past season. As I've been saying since January, it is hard to over estimate just how much of a positive impact replacing him will have on the offense.

I'm sure Reilly Reiff will never be Joe Thomas or Anthony Munoz and this just fine. We just need him to not be a coin flip on every down.

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There was a stat floating around that TJ Clemmings directly contributed to the demise of some 40%(!) of the Vikings offensive drives this past season. As I've been saying since January, it is hard to over estimate just how much of a positive impact replacing him will have on the offense.

I'm sure Reilly Reiff will never be Joe Thomas or Anthony Munoz and this just fine. We just need him to not be a coin flip on every down.


Wow thats crazy.

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