What Does Everyone Think About Trading for an O-Lineman?

A forum for the hard core Minnesota Vikings fan. Discuss upcoming games, opponents, trades, draft or what ever is on the minds of Viking fans!

Moderator: Moderators

YikesVikes
Pro Bowl Elite Player
Posts: 505
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:04 am

Re: What Does Everyone Think About Trading for an O-Lineman?

Post by YikesVikes » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:05 am

808vikingsfan wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:56 pm
Is Aviante Collins The Answer?
Hes not. Hes solid as an OG but his pass blocking need tremendous work. Hes also light in the ####. Those two reasons are why he was not toted guy.
Last edited by YikesVikes on Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
1 x

User avatar
dead_poet
Commissioner
Posts: 24550
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:30 pm
Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Re: What Does Everyone Think About Trading for an O-Lineman?

Post by dead_poet » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:20 am

YikesVikes wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:05 am
Hes not. Hes solide as a rb but his pass blocking need tremendous work. Hes also light in the ####. Those two reasons are why he was not toted guy.

What? Collins is an OT/G. He's upwards of 300 pounds now. The only question seems to be pass blocking. I'm going to be focusing on him during the preseason. He may surprise some.
0 x
“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.” --- Bill Shankly

YikesVikes
Pro Bowl Elite Player
Posts: 505
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:04 am

Re: What Does Everyone Think About Trading for an O-Lineman?

Post by YikesVikes » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:54 pm

dead_poet wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:20 am
What? Collins is an OT/G. He's upwards of 300 pounds now. The only question seems to be pass blocking. I'm going to be focusing on him during the preseason. He may surprise some.
Might have been autocorrected. His issues coming out of school was he was light in the pants. He was 295 (per combine) and had a good bench strength but could not anchor. He has tried to add weight in the past year. I don't know where he stands today but I don't anticipate he is much bigger.

From his draft profile

"WEAKNESSES Frame could use more mass and definition. Somewhat narrow through shoulders and hips and may not have the frame to carry desired weight. Pad level coming off the ball is a little too high. Needs to do a better job of bending his knees and looking to strike from a leveraged position on second level. Is a little light in the power department. Below average as base blocker. Fear of being overwhelmed by power leads to wide, bear-hugging hands. Lacks discipline in his pass sets and will cross feet over to chase edge rushers. May be zone-only fit."
0 x

User avatar
halfgiz
All Pro Elite Player
Posts: 1804
Joined: Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:38 pm

Re: What Does Everyone Think About Trading for an O-Lineman?

Post by halfgiz » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:31 pm

Could be more urgent....


Chris Tomasson
@christomasson
27m
Mike Zimmer does not know if Rashod Hill will return next week

Cedric Lang lost for the season, will have surgery.
0 x

User avatar
Purple Domination
Franchise Player
Posts: 404
Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:07 pm
Location: Austin, TX

Re: What Does Everyone Think About Trading for an O-Lineman?

Post by Purple Domination » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:27 am

When it rains, it pours. A little worried about Elflein. I would have expected him back by now.
0 x

User avatar
PurpleMustReign
Starting Wide Receiver
Posts: 18486
Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2005 5:48 pm
Location: Crystal, MN
Contact:

Re: What Does Everyone Think About Trading for an O-Lineman?

Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:05 pm

Sign Boone. He can't be worse than where we are at now. And yes, I think it's time to trade for a lineman. The window is far too open now to dick around with a suspect OL.
0 x
The Devil whispered in the Viking's ear, "There's a storm coming." The Viking replied, "I am the storm." ‪#‎SKOL2017 #BringitHome‬

User avatar
fiestavike
Hall of Fame Candidate
Posts: 3546
Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:03 am

Re: What Does Everyone Think About Trading for an O-Lineman?

Post by fiestavike » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:48 am

PurpleMustReign wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:05 pm
Sign Boone. He can't be worse than where we are at now. And yes, I think it's time to trade for a lineman. The window is far too open now to dick around with a suspect OL.
Nobody in their right mind wants boone. He's barely a notch up from incognito in the personality department, and might well be worse.
0 x

Post Reply