The list of Vikings players that should not be back next year!!!

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The list of Vikings players that should not be back next year!!!

Post by Purplepain2018 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:57 pm

Well, the season is over way too early, but not really if we are all truly honest with ourselves on how the Vikings played for the majority of the year. It is a sad ending to a year with truly high expectations that never really materialized. If the Vikings had somehow gotten into the playoffs, based on the fact that the Vikings had not beaten a team with a winning record all year, the Vikings would have been thoroughly embarrassed by whoever they played. As Vikings fans, we are all too accustomed to being heart broken and let down by this franchise and we hope that changes and new players are coming for 2019. So, that being said, here is my list of Vikings players that should not return next year.

1. Xavier Rhodes I really do not know what happened to this guy this year. It looks like he just lost his edge. He has the
physical tools and ability to be a top flight corner, but, honestly he gets burned way too much for a player at
his salary cap number. You can find a good corner in the draft and Rhodes needs to go.
2. Everson Griffen It looks like Griffen has definitely lost a step and with his age and salary cap number, I believe it is time to let
some of the younger guys in there. I know he missed five games with mental health issues, but when he
came back he was a non-factor.
3. Andrew Sendejo Anthony Harris pretty much took his spot. Sendejo to me was just not a great overall player and all too

many times would give up the big play. Plus, he will be a salary cap casualty.

4. Mike Remmers Just plain awful. Enough said.

5. Tom Compton See Mike Remmers.

6. Anthony Barr I cannot for the life of my understand how this guy keeps making pro bowls. During most of the games I

watch this guy is nowhere to be found. He is either getting eaten up by powerful guards or he is just plain

tanking the game. He is wanting way too much money for his lack of production.

7. Ben Gideon This guy is a starting LB and you never see him make a play....ever. The Vikings need to find a more

productive LB either in free agency or through the draft.

8. Dan Bailey For a guy to have the reputation of being the most accurage kicker in Cowboys history and then to come to

Minnesota and stink it up the way he did....he might be able to survive if he can just get back to kicking the

way he did for the Cowboys.

9. Trae Waynes Another guy who is on the fence...the guy never makes a pick....it seems like his guy is always making

catches on him....he might be able to survive if he can become more aggressive in coverage and more

productive in causing turnovers.

10. Mike Zimmer It seems that no one holds this guy accountable for anything. It was on his watch that this 2018 Vikings

team never beat a team with a winning record all year. It was on his watch that on the biggest stages for the

Vikings is when they played their worst or did not even show up, for example (the Rams, Saints, Patriots,

Bears, Seahawks) games. Zimmer was often outcoached by a multitude of coaches this year and his clock

management came into question in several games as well.

11. Rick Spielman Spielman has made several quality choices of draft picks over the years. However, to not have addressed the

Offensive line over the last several years cost the Vikings big time over the last couple of years. The

offensive line has to be addressed with players in the first and second rounds in order to get the best players

available, instead of trying to find bargains in the fifth, sixthh or seventh rounds.
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Re: The list of Vikings players that should not be back next year!!!

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:22 pm

I know. Why don't we just fire everybody?

Rhodes is fine. He wasn't "getting burned" as you said. Truth is, he wasn't thrown at that much. Most of his issues this year revolved around injuries, not a sudden dive into suckitude.

Waynes was our best corner. We may let him walk for cap reasons, but not because of his play.

Bailey did fine after a shaky start ... which may have been a function of Matt Wile having never held for kicks before. Over the last 3 games, he hit all 14 of his kicks, which tells me the snapper, holder and kicker were finally on the same page.

Zimmer isn't going anywhere. Neither is Spielman. Get used to it.

As for the rest ... sure, dump away. Sendejo is a no-brainer, if for no other reason than Anthony Harris will cost a lot a lot less. Remmers and Compton could be replaced with orange cones (heck, orange cones might be better ... no penalties).

Barr is a better player than you're giving him credit for, but I'm looking at cap space. Signing him to a big deal probably takes us out of the running for an offensive lineman in free agency. Let Eric Wilson play. Again, a good player, and cheap.

The big thing in the NFL these days is cheap talent ... meaning young talent. We simply MUST hit home runs in the first two rounds of the draft this year.
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Re: The list of Vikings players that should not be back next year!!!

Post by A.D_blazing » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:32 am

The first player who should be on the list is none other our supposedly savior QB!

Kirk Cousins is who we thought he was (average Qb)...Kirk always comes up short when it matters, and it will be the same next year.
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Re: The list of Vikings players that should not be back next year!!!

Post by soflavike » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:05 pm

A.D_blazing wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:32 am
The first player who should be on the list is none other our supposedly savior QB!

Kirk Cousins is who we thought he was (average Qb)...Kirk always comes up short when it matters, and it will be the same next year.
Well, that isn't going to happen, so let's focus on keeping Cousins upright in the pocket. Fire the offensive line, Remmers, Rieff, Compton.. they all suck. Even Elflein gets run over... O'Neill is worth developing, but we need a bunch of help here.
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