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Re: Wright Signed

Post by Vikefan60 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:05 pm

mossbutt wrote:A sideways signing! Jarius Wright is a good reciever who caught the damn ball just fine. A solid player. Why does Spielman make all these swing for the fences/splashy signings? The odds of winning it all are very small and with less continuity and more bodies to bring up to Viking speed..........well you get the drift. Spielmans done ok in some regards but holy lord i wish he would stock the team with solid players instead of wishful possibilities.
Do you really consider this a "swing for the fences" signing? I don't think we've even seen the contract parameters.
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Re: Wright Signed

Post by S197 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:33 pm

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mossbutt wrote:A sideways signing! Jarius Wright is a good reciever who caught the damn ball just fine. A solid player. Why does Spielman make all these swing for the fences/splashy signings? The odds of winning it all are very small and with less continuity and more bodies to bring up to Viking speed..........well you get the drift. Spielmans done ok in some regards but holy lord i wish he would stock the team with solid players instead of wishful possibilities.
Do you really consider this a "swing for the fences" signing? I don't think we've even seen the contract parameters.
Its unlikely a sideways signing either. Jarius has a career 2,039 yards and 10 TDs. Kendall has 3,858 yards and 19 TDs. Both were drafted in the same year.
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Re: Wright Signed

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S197 wrote:
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mossbutt wrote:A sideways signing! Jarius Wright is a good reciever who caught the damn ball just fine. A solid player. Why does Spielman make all these swing for the fences/splashy signings? The odds of winning it all are very small and with less continuity and more bodies to bring up to Viking speed..........well you get the drift. Spielmans done ok in some regards but holy lord i wish he would stock the team with solid players instead of wishful possibilities.
Do you really consider this a "swing for the fences" signing? I don't think we've even seen the contract parameters.
Its unlikely a sideways signing either. Jarius has a career 2,039 yards and 10 TDs. Kendall has 3,858 yards and 19 TDs. Both were drafted in the same year.
And how much more time did Kendall spend on the field, how many more passes thrown his way?
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Re: Wright Signed

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PurpleKoolaid wrote:And how much more time did Kendall spend on the field, how many more passes thrown his way?
I already addressed this. Yes, he had a more prominent role. Thats a bigger knock on Jarius than anything in my book. Six years and you can't solidify the #3 spot? Just how many years should he have gotten?
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Re: Wright Signed

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PurpleKoolaid wrote:And how much more time did Kendall spend on the field, how many more passes thrown his way?
I already addressed this. Yes, he had a more prominent role. Thats a bigger knock on Jarius than anything in my book. Six years and you can't solidify the #3 spot? Just how many years should he have gotten?
Yeah, Idk. Something is fishy there. I am waiting for more info to figure out why he didn't play more.

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Re: Wright Signed

Post by Cliff » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:41 am

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PurpleKoolaid wrote:And how much more time did Kendall spend on the field, how many more passes thrown his way?
I already addressed this. Yes, he had a more prominent role. Thats a bigger knock on Jarius than anything in my book. Six years and you can't solidify the #3 spot? Just how many years should he have gotten?
Yeah, Idk. Something is fishy there. I am waiting for more info to figure out why he didn't play more.

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He must not have been good enough on a consistent basis.

An undrafted player and 5th rounder are starting so it's not as if WRs on the Vikings don't get opportunities.
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Post by mossbutt » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:13 am

Vikefan60 wrote:
mossbutt wrote:A sideways signing! Jarius Wright is a good reciever who caught the damn ball just fine. A solid player. Why does Spielman make all these swing for the fences/splashy signings? The odds of winning it all are very small and with less continuity and more bodies to bring up to Viking speed..........well you get the drift. Spielmans done ok in some regards but holy lord i wish he would stock the team with solid players instead of wishful possibilities.
Do you really consider this a "swing for the fences" signing? I don't think we've even seen the contract parameters.
No, more of a silly signing.
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Post by mossbutt » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:14 am

S197 wrote:
Vikefan60 wrote:
mossbutt wrote:A sideways signing! Jarius Wright is a good reciever who caught the damn ball just fine. A solid player. Why does Spielman make all these swing for the fences/splashy signings? The odds of winning it all are very small and with less continuity and more bodies to bring up to Viking speed..........well you get the drift. Spielmans done ok in some regards but holy lord i wish he would stock the team with solid players instead of wishful possibilities.
Do you really consider this a "swing for the fences" signing? I don't think we've even seen the contract parameters.
Its unlikely a sideways signing either. Jarius has a career 2,039 yards and 10 TDs. Kendall has 3,858 yards and 19 TDs. Both were drafted in the same year.
Third down conversions have a lot of value and Jarius was Mr sure thing in that dept.
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Re: Wright Signed

Post by Vikefan60 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:58 pm

mossbutt wrote:
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mossbutt wrote:A sideways signing! Jarius Wright is a good reciever who caught the damn ball just fine. A solid player. Why does Spielman make all these swing for the fences/splashy signings? The odds of winning it all are very small and with less continuity and more bodies to bring up to Viking speed..........well you get the drift. Spielmans done ok in some regards but holy lord i wish he would stock the team with solid players instead of wishful possibilities.
Do you really consider this a "swing for the fences" signing? I don't think we've even seen the contract parameters.
No, more of a silly signing.
How can you say it was silly until we've seen the contract parameters? If we're paying him $6M per year, then I will certainly agree with you. If we're paying him $2M, then likely not (Treadwell makes just under $2M per year).
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Re: Wright Signed

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mossbutt wrote:
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mossbutt wrote:A sideways signing! Jarius Wright is a good reciever who caught the damn ball just fine. A solid player. Why does Spielman make all these swing for the fences/splashy signings? The odds of winning it all are very small and with less continuity and more bodies to bring up to Viking speed..........well you get the drift. Spielmans done ok in some regards but holy lord i wish he would stock the team with solid players instead of wishful possibilities.
Do you really consider this a "swing for the fences" signing? I don't think we've even seen the contract parameters.
No, more of a silly signing.
How can you say it was silly until we've seen the contract parameters? If we're paying him $6M per year, then I will certainly agree with you. If we're paying him $2M, then likely not (Treadwell makes just under $2M per year).
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Re: Wright Signed

Post by Cliff » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:54 pm

mossbutt wrote: Third down conversions have a lot of value and Jarius was Mr sure thing in that dept.
He was Mr sure thing but when? Three years ago? The last two seasons he's had 39 total catches the only "sure thing" about him these last two seasons is that he wouldn't be very involved.

I don't know if it's the coaches fault for how they used him or something he was or wasn't doing but he simply hasn't been valuable to this team in a while.
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Post by fiestavike » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:17 pm

mossbutt wrote: Third down conversions have a lot of value and Jarius was Mr sure thing in that dept.
Cliff wrote:He was Mr sure thing but when? Three years ago? The last two seasons he's had 39 total catches the only "sure thing" about him these last two seasons is that he wouldn't be very involved.

I don't know if it's the coaches fault for how they used him or something he was or wasn't doing but he simply hasn't been valuable to this team in a while.
He had a terrible contract. Perhaps the worst not handed out to a draft pick under the Spielman/brezinski era. That there is still dead money on his contract at this point shows just how desperate the vikings were to retain some kind of semi-competent WR at that juncture, and just how empty the cupboard really was. He would probably still be around if he signed a more reasonable deal. Not that I blame him for cashing in, but when you are a borderline #3 #4 WR its sometimes best to take a longterm team friendly deal and you will wind up better off in the end.
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Re: Wright Signed

Post by halfgiz » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:59 pm

I think Wright was just ready to move on.

Probably signing Kendall Wright will keep us from using an earlier pick for a WR in the draft.
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Re: Wright Signed

Post by S197 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:56 pm

Honestly, I think the Kendall Wright signing is more of a notice to Treadwell than Jarius. Both are similar in that they are not that quick but can go up and win contested passes. Both lack polish in their route running but exhibit above average hands. Treadwell is the bigger guy and better run blocker but Wright is shiftier and out jumps him. I think Jarius' replacement is Coley, Jones, or Zylstra.

Treadwell:

https://www.mockdraftable.com/player/laquon-treadwell

Kendall Wright:

https://www.mockdraftable.com/player/kendall-wright
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Re: Wright Signed

Post by Laserman » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:14 pm

What worries me is that jarious Wright made a lot seriously clutch catches at critical points in the ballgame over the years. Do we have anybody who does that as consistently and Often as Jarious Wright did? He was really clutch for us over the last few years. He didn't catch a balls but the ones he did were often at very critical moments. He always came through. I was shocked we let him go
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