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Re: 2018 Free Agency

Post by Bigwehrm » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:09 am

dead_poet wrote:
S197 wrote:
dead_poet wrote:Rams saw Joseph and Richardson and said, "That's nice: I'll raise you Suh and Donald."

Rams looking real tough this year.
Ugh was really hoping Suh wouldn't sign there. That's a pretty thuggish defense, hopefully it causes chemistry issues.
And dang, they got Wade running that show. That team is stacked. But you're right, lots of strong personalities. Come to think of it, has tge team given Donald his mega extension yet? If not, he can't be happy the new guy got paid before he did.
New guy only got 1 year. Shouldn't effect Donald at all other than he won't get a deal this year. Have to wait a year.
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Re: 2018 Free Agency

Post by Vikefan60 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:48 am

Bigwehrm wrote: New guy only got 1 year. Shouldn't effect Donald at all other than he won't get a deal this year. Have to wait a year.
Donald is on the fifth year option and scheduled to make under $7M. After paying Suh, they almost have to extend him immediately. The other option is to tag him after the season, but that often doesn't end very well for a team, especially for a talent like Donald. That dream line could turn into a nightmare for them after one year. Gurley and Peters both are in their fourth year, and the fifth year options will be expensive, especially for Gurley who was a top ten pick. Goff will be under a very expensive fifth year option in 2020, unless the extend him sooner which will likely cost $30M plus per year. The Rams will have around $14M in 2018 cap space after the Suh contract is finalized. This all looks like a cap time bomb to me, set to go off in one to two years. LA fans had better really enjoy the 2018 season and hope that injuries don't kill them.
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Re: 2018 Free Agency

Post by S197 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:58 am

Vikefan60 wrote:
Bigwehrm wrote: New guy only got 1 year. Shouldn't effect Donald at all other than he won't get a deal this year. Have to wait a year.
Donald is on the fifth year option and scheduled to make under $7M. After paying Suh, they almost have to extend him immediately. The other option is to tag him after the season, but that often doesn't end very well for a team, especially for a talent like Donald. That dream line could turn into a nightmare for them after one year. Gurley and Peters both are in their fourth year, and the fifth year options will be expensive, especially for Gurley who was a top ten pick. Goff will be under a very expensive fifth year option in 2020, unless the extend him sooner which will likely cost $30M plus per year. The Rams will have around $14M in 2018 cap space after the Suh contract is finalized. This all looks like a cap time bomb to me, set to go off in one to two years. LA fans had better really enjoy the 2018 season and hope that injuries don't kill them.
They're definitely going all in, taking advantage of those rookie contracts. Maybe Wade can keep them all in check, I guess we're going to find out.

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Re: 2018 Free Agency

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Post by Vikefan60 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:30 pm

S197 wrote:
Vikefan60 wrote:
Bigwehrm wrote: New guy only got 1 year. Shouldn't effect Donald at all other than he won't get a deal this year. Have to wait a year.
Donald is on the fifth year option and scheduled to make under $7M. After paying Suh, they almost have to extend him immediately. The other option is to tag him after the season, but that often doesn't end very well for a team, especially for a talent like Donald. That dream line could turn into a nightmare for them after one year. Gurley and Peters both are in their fourth year, and the fifth year options will be expensive, especially for Gurley who was a top ten pick. Goff will be under a very expensive fifth year option in 2020, unless the extend him sooner which will likely cost $30M plus per year. The Rams will have around $14M in 2018 cap space after the Suh contract is finalized. This all looks like a cap time bomb to me, set to go off in one to two years. LA fans had better really enjoy the 2018 season and hope that injuries don't kill them.
They're definitely going all in, taking advantage of those rookie contracts. Maybe Wade can keep them all in check, I guess we're going to find out.

If I'm Bradford, I'm audibling to a run every down.
:lol: Maybe better yet, his knee is "just a little sore and he needs to sit out today; certain it will be better next week." I'm really rooting for Suh to channel Haynesworth and just cash the checks and ride this one out. With both him and Peters on the D, maybe we should be wagering on which one blows up in the Rams' face sooner.
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Re: 2018 Free Agency

Post by S197 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:28 pm

Vikings brought back guys that were cheap and let guys walk who got much bigger deals. Net effect was the ability to sign top tier guys in Cousins/Richardson but will need to look to the draft for depth.

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Re: 2018 Free Agency

Post by dead_poet » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:44 pm

Vikings added former Giants WR Tavarres King (18/240/3TD in '17)
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Re: 2018 Free Agency

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:40 pm

dead_poet wrote:Vikings added former Giants WR Tavarres King (18/240/3TD in '17)
Rick must be bored. This guy couldnt make a team if they needed 3 WR's/
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Re: 2018 Free Agency

Post by dead_poet » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:48 pm

PurpleKoolaid wrote:
dead_poet wrote:Vikings added former Giants WR Tavarres King (18/240/3TD in '17)
Rick must be bored. This guy couldnt make a team if they needed 3 WR's/
He's bargain shopping and adding guys to compete. All GMs do this. And King isn't terrible.

https://twitter.com/NicholasJOlson/stat ... 58305?s=19

Maybe you're bored?

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Re: 2018 Free Agency

Post by Vikefan60 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:08 pm

dead_poet wrote:
PurpleKoolaid wrote:
dead_poet wrote:Vikings added former Giants WR Tavarres King (18/240/3TD in '17)
Rick must be bored. This guy couldnt make a team if they needed 3 WR's/
He's bargain shopping and adding guys to compete. All GMs do this. And King isn't terrible.

https://twitter.com/NicholasJOlson/stat ... 58305?s=19

Maybe you're bored?

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Yep. More like Rick doing his job. Every guy we sign like this gives us more flexibility in the draft.
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Re: 2018 Free Agency

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:56 pm

The guy has been on more teams then he has TDs in a few years.

It wasnt a knock on Rick, I was just saying this guy doesnt stand a chance to make the Vikes.
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Re: 2018 Free Agency

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:53 am

PurpleKoolaid wrote:The guy has been on more teams then he has TDs in a few years.

It wasnt a knock on Rick, I was just saying this guy doesnt stand a chance to make the Vikes.
There are guys we sign every year that probably have no chance. But at the same time, it's the GM's job to try and find diamonds in the rough as well. The last thing you want to do is pass on a guy just because "you dont think he stands a chance to make the team" and in training camp we get bit by the injury bug. It's being a smart GM
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Re: 2018 Free Agency

Post by S197 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:36 pm

Player A, 18rec, 240yards, 3 TD's: "Rick you moron why are you bringing in this long shot loser?"

Player B, 18rec, 198yards, 2 TD's: "Rick you moron why aren't you paying this guy $3M, he's so clutch!"
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Re: 2018 Free Agency

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:17 pm

S197 wrote:Player A, 18rec, 240yards, 3 TD's: "Rick you moron why are you bringing in this long shot loser?"

Player B, 18rec, 198yards, 2 TD's: "Rick you moron why aren't you paying this guy $3M, he's so clutch!"
:lol: Exactly
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Re: 2018 Free Agency

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:58 am

Vikefan60 wrote: :lol: Maybe better yet, his knee is "just a little sore and he needs to sit out today; certain it will be better next week." I'm really rooting for Suh to channel Haynesworth and just cash the checks and ride this one out. With both him and Peters on the D, maybe we should be wagering on which one blows up in the Rams' face sooner.
No doubt.

Then again, we ARE talking about Wonder Boy McVay, the presumptive repeat Coach of the Year and heir-apparent to Belichick. "Peters might be a problem for lesser coaches, but I can get the most out of him." (Not an actual quote, but probably could be.)

Yep, Sean. Works every time.
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