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Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:23 pm
by Maelstrom88
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Former Seahawks’ and Jets’ DT Sheldon Richardson reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings, per source.

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:25 pm
by Maelstrom88
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Vikings knew how to recruit Sheldon Richardson. Picked him up on private plane Thursday, then had him have lunch with new QB Kirk Cousins before either had even signed with Minnesota.


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Kirk Cousins on offense. Sheldon Richardson on defense. Good week for Vikings.

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:26 pm
by Maelstrom88

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:33 pm
by J. Kapp 11
Holy buckets! Are you kidding me?

This organization is for-real trying to win. Love it!

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:45 pm
by PhillyVike
I was iffy on him with a report out there that he was seeking 15 million after already having an offer from SEA for 11 million. He has an interesting little joy ride from 2014. Questionable decision making to say the least but hopefully he learned from that and moved on as a person.

Here's a link to that story
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2535 ... on-jets-dt

He ranks as the 27th best interior defender in 2017 per PFF. To give you some context Aaron Donald is #1, Fletcher Cox is #3, Linval Joseph is #11 and Tom Johnson is #60.

Certainly an upgrade on the field and you gotta like that he gets the same money thrown at him from SEA and us and chooses us without even taking a second visit

I like using his services for one year , drafting a top 5 three tech in the first round this year and then let Richardson walk next year in order to retain as many of our players in 2019 as we can.

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:50 pm
by J. Kapp 11
No!

Draft an O-lineman.

First-rounders are meant to play now. We addressed the 3-tech, and now have a greater need on the O-line than we do the D-line. Worry about a replacement for Richardson when the time comes. Go get Elflein's buddy, Billy Price, and make our world better now.

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:53 pm
by PhillyVike
Sure, but go get Price in the second where he's currently dropping. I'd rather get value versus forcing one position or the other.

How about a top 5 DT and a top 5 G/C with the first two picks (even if it means moving up some in the 2nd)

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:19 pm
by fiestavike
J. Kapp 11 wrote:No!

Draft an O-lineman.

First-rounders are meant to play now. We addressed the 3-tech, and now have a greater need on the O-line than we do the D-line. Worry about a replacement for Richardson when the time comes. Go get Elflein's buddy, Billy Price, and make our world better now.
Don't be surprised if the Vikings make a low profile signing to address RG and then don't draft a single OL.

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:25 pm
by S197
I like that he's been consistently above average and even near elite in some years. Certainly an upgrade from Johnson no doubt. He and Jaleel will make for a nice rotation. I wonder if we bring back Stephen now? I think he's a good backup to Linval at a cheap price.

1yr @ $11M seems like the market price for a guy like him, the Vikings definitely are going all in this season.

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:31 pm
by dead_poet
S197 wrote:I like that he's been consistently above average and even near elite in some years. Certainly an upgrade from Johnson no doubt. He and Jaleel will make for a nice rotation. I wonder if we bring back Stephen now? I think he's a good backup to Linval at a cheap price.

1yr @ $11M seems like the market price for a guy like him, the Vikings definitely are going all in this season.
Doubtful. Stephen is on a visit, per Rick.

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:50 pm
by dead_poet
Vikings new practice facilities are a big selling point.

https://twitter.com/DavidMcCoyWCCO/stat ... 43810?s=19

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:52 pm
by Maelstrom88
dead_poet wrote:Vikings new practice facilities are a big selling point.

https://twitter.com/DavidMcCoyWCCO/stat ... 43810?s=19
That's awesome!

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:15 pm
by fiestavike
dead_poet wrote:
S197 wrote:I like that he's been consistently above average and even near elite in some years. Certainly an upgrade from Johnson no doubt. He and Jaleel will make for a nice rotation. I wonder if we bring back Stephen now? I think he's a good backup to Linval at a cheap price.

1yr @ $11M seems like the market price for a guy like him, the Vikings definitely are going all in this season.
Doubtful. Stephen is on a visit, per Rick.
Yeah, when they digned Dylan 'suchandsuch' who was on the practice squad last year, I figured that meant they were signing Richardson and letting Johnson and Stephen go. The backup DTs will be playing for peanuts (in relative terms for the NFL) and hopefully one of them will pan out sufficiently to clear all the cap space and let Richardson go elsewhere. I assume that will also likely be good for a compensatory pick in 2020?

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:19 pm
by dead_poet
$8 million base with an additional $3 million available in incentives. Seattle offering $6.5 million per year.

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:22 pm
by PurpleKoolaid
I cant believe we got Richardson. Thought it was just a dream. A good finish to that dream would be to get Price and 1 other really good guy for the Oline.

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:49 pm
by Maelstrom88

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:17 pm
by YikesVikes
J. Kapp 11 wrote:No!

Draft an O-lineman.

First-rounders are meant to play now. We addressed the 3-tech, and now have a greater need on the O-line than we do the D-line. Worry about a replacement for Richardson when the time comes. Go get Elflein's buddy, Billy Price, and make our world better now.
I think 3 tech is more reasonable. As We have nothing is Richardson. We have a guard they like already is Danny. Address guard with the 2nd pick (move up and trade a 5th that's not going to make the team)

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:45 pm
by PurpleMustReign
dead_poet wrote:$8 million base with an additional $3 million available in incentives. Seattle offering $6.5 million per year.
How many year did Seattle offer?

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Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:53 pm
by Maelstrom88
PurpleMustReign wrote:
dead_poet wrote:$8 million base with an additional $3 million available in incentives. Seattle offering $6.5 million per year.
How many year did Seattle offer?

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I heard 11.

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:00 pm
by dead_poet
Maelstrom88 wrote:
PurpleMustReign wrote:
dead_poet wrote:$8 million base with an additional $3 million available in incentives. Seattle offering $6.5 million per year.
How many year did Seattle offer?

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I heard 11.
No $6.5

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:04 pm
by PurpleMustReign
Lol sorry, I meant how many years? How long of a contract?

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Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:22 pm
by S197
The other upside to this signing is it gives Jaleel another year to work into the rotation and hopefully progress. I'm a bit concerned about Richardson's drop in sack production but schematically he'll probably be tasked with being more of a disruptor than a full fledged pass rusher anyway. I'm most interested to see how this impacts Barr/Kendricks, I think they should be able to shoot gaps a lot more efficiently now.

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:26 pm
by dead_poet
PurpleMustReign wrote:Lol sorry, I meant how many years? How long of a contract?

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Not sure that's been reported.

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:29 pm
by dead_poet
S197 wrote:The other upside to this signing is it gives Jaleel another year to work into the rotation and hopefully progress. I'm a bit concerned about Richardson's drop in sack production but schematically he'll probably be tasked with being more of a disruptor than a full fledged pass rusher anyway. I'm most interested to see how this impacts Barr/Kendricks, I think they should be able to shoot gaps a lot more efficiently now.
Good point on Johnson. And he gets to learn from a stud at his position.

I wouldn't worry about the drop in sacks. He's incredibly disruptive and has a lot of hurries. Watching some Vikings Twitter guys posting cutups...he has a relentless motor. He's going to be phenomenal, and against the run, too.

I read when he was in town he visited Zimmer who was in his office studying tape of draftable DTs. Both Rick abd Zimmer were on the same page about 3-technique being a priority.

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:38 pm
by nightowl
I love this signing. For a player like Richardson who has huge ability but doesn't always live up to it this is the right kind of deal. A one year prove it deal with millions in incentives and being added to a pretty stacked front 7 where he won't be doubled very often. There's every reason for Sheldon to put up a huge year.

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:10 pm
by J. Kapp 11
YikesVikes wrote:
J. Kapp 11 wrote:No!

Draft an O-lineman.

First-rounders are meant to play now. We addressed the 3-tech, and now have a greater need on the O-line than we do the D-line. Worry about a replacement for Richardson when the time comes. Go get Elflein's buddy, Billy Price, and make our world better now.
I think 3 tech is more reasonable. As We have nothing is Richardson. We have a guard they like already is Danny. Address guard with the 2nd pick (move up and trade a 5th that's not going to make the team)
What does that even mean? "We have nothing is Richardson"? Is that English?

If you meant we have nothing IN Richardson, that's patently ludicrous. You don't pay that kind of money for "nothing," and Richardson's track record is far more than "nothing."

And if you honestly believe Danny Isidora is anywhere near as good as Billy Price or James Daniels, then I want what you're smoking.

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:56 pm
by dead_poet
Interview with Richardson. Pretty cool.

http://m.vikings.com/media-vault/videos ... 3468ecdc44

Fun takeaways: full-court press to get him and Andre Patterson watched film with him for two hours BEFORE HE EVEN SIGNED.

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:15 pm
by Dakotavike
I. AM. STOKED!!! Love this signing. I, like others, do hope they address the O-line early in the draft. And maybe a development QB in mid rounds but man, this team just doesn't seem to have many weak spots. I don't remember the last time I was so excited for a season and it's only March!!!

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:33 am
by Rhodes Closed
That D-Line of Griffin/Joseph/Richardson/Hunter will be unstoppable, period. With Joseph having an uncanny ability to take up two blockers and Griffin always getting double teamed, Richardson and Hunter are going to have a gosh-darned feast out there.

Can we say Purple People Eaters 2.0?

Re: Vikings sign Richardson (For real)

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:11 am
by dead_poet
Rhodes Closed wrote:That D-Line of Griffin/Joseph/Richardson/Hunter will be unstoppable, period. With Joseph having an uncanny ability to take up two blockers and Griffin always getting double teamed, Richardson and Hunter are going to have a gosh-darned feast out there.

Can we say Purple People Eaters 2.0?
I saw them referred to as the "Maul of America."