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Vikings sign OT Mike Remmers, formerly of the Panthers

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:02 pm

Vikings signed RT Mike Remmers, formerly of the Panthers, to a five-year, $30 million contract.
Remmers was badly exposed on the left side last season, but he is a decent option at right tackle. That is likely where he will play in Minnesota with fellow free-agent signing Riley Reiff taking over on the left side. It is a solid start to Minnesota's complete rebuild along the offensive line.
I'm honestly surprised we went tackle-tackle in FA. I figured we would go tackle-guard and then draft a RT. I think it's a decent signing. On the right side, he's been pretty decent.

I know someone mentioned earlier about when we faced Carolina and sacked them 8 times....Mike Remmers wasnt the one at fault in that game. He actually played very well.
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Re: Vikings sign OT Mike Remmers, formerly of the Panthers

Post by CbusVikesFan » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:11 pm

Are things looking up for a change?
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Re: Vikings sign OT Mike Remmers, formerly of the Panthers

Post by SP1966 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:03 am

CbusVikesFan wrote:Are things looking up for a change?
I'll believe it when I see it. Interestingly signing Rieff was in response to the Lions letting him go when they signed the guy the Vikings actually wanted. Now they sign Remmers who Carolina let go because they signed Khalil. Two guys who were apparently viewed as not good enough elsewhere are now the Vikings starting tackles.

Will they be an improvement? Sure, but then almost any fat guy would over the hot garbage they fielded last year with all the injuries.

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Re: Vikings sign OT Mike Remmers, formerly of the Panthers

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:04 am

CbusVikesFan wrote:Are things looking up for a change?
From the OL perspective, I would say so. Two durable signings that are both better than what we had at LT and RT.
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Re: Vikings sign OT Mike Remmers, formerly of the Panthers

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Pondering Her Percy wrote: From the OL perspective, I would say so. Two durable signings that are both better than what we had at LT and RT.
Pretty much anything the Vikings could do is an upgrade on the line. Really doesn't matter if they are other teams castoffs, Vikings were in serious trouble and needed to do something positive.
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Re: Vikings sign OT Mike Remmers, formerly of the Panthers

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:53 am

CbusVikesFan wrote: Pretty much anything the Vikings could do is an upgrade on the line. Really doesn't matter if they are other teams castoffs, Vikings were in serious trouble and needed to do something positive.
Yeah I think they were solid moves. Tackles were going to be tough to find and we found two serviceable to solid starters that have a healthy track record. I would now like to land a decent guard. If we can do that, our options could be endless in the draft when it comes to OL. If we leave an open hole, like RG, it kind of gives away what we're going to draft. If we have solid or serviceable starters at every position on the OL, we can take BPA on the OL come draft day
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Re: Vikings sign OT Mike Remmers, formerly of the Panthers

Post by Laserman » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:10 pm

SP1966 wrote: I'll believe it when I see it. Interestingly signing Rieff was in response to the Lions letting him go when they signed the guy the Vikings actually wanted. Now they sign Remmers who Carolina let go because they signed Khalil. Two guys who were apparently viewed as not good enough elsewhere are now the Vikings starting tackles.

Will they be an improvement? Sure, but then almost any fat guy would over the hot garbage they fielded last year with all the injuries.
I believe I Will sit in your camp till either or both tackles prove you wrong. I sure hope both don't prove to be cast offs

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Re: Vikings sign OT Mike Remmers, formerly of the Panthers

Post by allday1991 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:19 am

Remmers also horrible with speed rushers.
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Re: Vikings sign OT Mike Remmers, formerly of the Panthers

Post by Jordysghost » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:34 am

CbusVikesFan wrote: Pretty much anything the Vikings could do is an upgrade on the line. Really doesn't matter if they are other teams castoffs, Vikings were in serious trouble and needed to do something positive.
This is an absolutely terrible attitude that would result in nothing but overpayed ####.

You would really sign two big contracts like this to two players that you deem castoffs, because "Anything is an upgrade"?

That is ridiculous, you don't sign guys to big contracts just for the sake of signing them, or out of sheer desperation. I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that your GM didn't/wouldn't do that either.

Furthermore, Reiff and Remmers are hardly castoffs.
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Re: Vikings sign OT Mike Remmers, formerly of the Panthers

Post by Jordysghost » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:36 am

Laserman wrote: I believe I Will sit in your camp till either or both tackles prove you wrong. I sure hope both don't prove to be cast offs
How can you "prove to be cast offs"? What happened with their other teams are over with and regardless of what they do from here on out, nothing would change whether they were castoffs or not.

Which they weren't, btw, neither of them.
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Re: Vikings sign OT Mike Remmers, formerly of the Panthers

Post by Jordysghost » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:39 am

SP1966 wrote: Two guys who were apparently viewed as not good enough elsewhere are now the Vikings starting tackles.
Being a free agent, is not the same as being viewed as "Not good enough elsewhere".

As to Remmers and Kalil, i'd take Remmers any friken day, I don't know what the Panthers were thinking.
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Re: Vikings sign OT Mike Remmers, formerly of the Panthers

Post by Mothman » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:05 am

A views on Remmers as a Panther, from an article published last October:

Fix the Failure: Should the Panthers bench Mike Remmers?
The Carolina Panthers have one of the best interior offensive lines in the NFL, but their protection is lacking when it comes to their offensive tackles.

Sure, Mike Remmers and Michael Oher each played at an adequate to an above average level last season, but that same production hasn't been there in 2016. The result? Carolina has allowed 15 sacks, which ranks 27th in the NFL. Heading into last week, Remmers - a former undrafted free agent who bounced around the league before sticking with the Panthers in 2014 - was tied for allowing the most pressures in the NFL.

This poor start to the season was on the heels of an individual beat-down in Super Bowl 50, when Von Miller single-handedly won Denver the Super Bowl by beating Remmers and forcing two game-changing fumbles (though to be fair, Miller beat just about everyone last season).

Nonetheless, the Panthers were hoping for a bounce back year from Remmers. Not helping matters was Oher's recent concussion, causing Remmers to be moved to left tackle over his normal right tackle spot for the past three games. The results haven't been outstanding.
Based on what I've read about and seen of Remmers, this sure looks to me like another case of the Vikings installing a player at the level of a high quality backup in the role of multi-year starter. That said, Remmers is young enough to perhaps take another step in his development and be a worthy starter. Let's hope it plays out that way.

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Re: Vikings sign OT Mike Remmers, formerly of the Panthers

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:10 am

Mothman wrote:A views on Remmers as a Panther, from an article published last October:

Fix the Failure: Should the Panthers bench Mike Remmers?
Based on what I've read about and seen of Remmers, this sure looks to me like another case of the Vikings installing a player at the level of a high quality backup in the role of multi-year starter. That said, Remmers is young enough to perhaps take another step in his development and be a worthy starter. Let's hope it plays out that way.
The way I look at it is, I would much rather have Reiff and Remmers right now instead of just Reiff at RT and have no LT still. I feel like this was a solid move given what was out there. If we can land a serviceable guard, it could allow us to take BPA for OL come draft day which I would like. We all knew this wasn't getting fixed in one offseason
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Re: Vikings sign OT Mike Remmers, formerly of the Panthers

Post by IIsweet » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:15 am

His poor play was on the left side though. With Reiff the opposite happened. He struggled more on the right.
I think we have upgraded significantly and maybe most important and overlooked is that we have durable players with 5 year contracts. OT should not be an issue for some time.
Hopefully the revolving doors have stopped.

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Re: Vikings sign OT Mike Remmers, formerly of the Panthers

Post by fiestavike » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:07 pm

Remmers is not elite by any stretch, but Cam puts a lot of that on his line. When the vikings got him 8 times, a good number of those were on Newton. He also choked in the superbowl. Remmers looked terrible in that game, and was destroyed by Von Miller, but Newton was equally garbage.

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