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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by Cliff » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:52 am

RandyMoss84 wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:43 pm
VikingsVictorious wrote:
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You should go to Wikipedia. It is by far one of the best sources for information out there and yes once a great while some clown messes something up, but to not use it because of that is like throwing out the baby with the bathwater.
I will take your word for it
He's not wrong. The only "problem" is you have to do with Wiki what you should do with *all* news - check the citations. At the bottom of every Wikipedia page there is a link with all the citations backing up the information.

You don't trust Wikipedia because anyone can edit it ... anyone can also create an article online (in this case DHRUV GEORGE??). Any citations here? Not a single one.
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by VikingsVictorious » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:28 am

Cliff wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:52 am
RandyMoss84 wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:43 pm


I will take your word for it
He's not wrong. The only "problem" is you have to do with Wiki what you should do with *all* news - check the citations. At the bottom of every Wikipedia page there is a link with all the citations backing up the information.

You don't trust Wikipedia because anyone can edit it ... anyone can also create an article online (in this case DHRUV GEORGE??). Any citations here? Not a single one.
Thank you. I'm actually a $5 a year contributor to Wiki. IMO it's the least I can do for all the information they provide.
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by VikingsVictorious » Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:14 am

A little copy and paste about James Lynch taken from The Daily Norseman.

PFF: James Lynch among Day 3 picks in favorable situations
Could he be starting Week 1?

By Christopher Gates on June 20, 2020 11:03 am


Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Over the course of his time as General Manager of the Minnesota Vikings, Rick Spielman has shown an ability to find talent in the later rounds of the draft that make immediate contributions to the team. The folks from Pro Football Focus have tabbed one of the team’s Day 3 picks as someone that is in a highly favorable situation, and someone that could potentially even start right away.

That player is defensive tackle James Lynch, who the Vikings selected with one of their fourth round picks two months ago. PFF thinks that the big man from Baylor has an opportunity to contribute immediately.

The 3-tech position for the Vikings was a barren wasteland in 2019. Starter Shamar Stephen was one of the most ineffective defensive linemen in the entire NFL and managed all of six pressures on 350 pass-rushing snaps. Conversely, Lynch led all of college football with 70 pressures on 501 pass-rushing snaps for Baylor last season. The Vikings didn’t add anyone else to address the position this offseason, meaning the path looks wide open for Lynch to take the job.
Lynch was ridiculously productive in college in his final year in Waco. He finished the season with 41 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, and 13.5 sacks en route to winning a ton of awards (Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year, and First-Team All-American honors). He also had three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, five passes defended, and even blocked two kicks.

As PFF points out, there isn’t a whole lot standing in Lynch’s way if he’s going to make a run at claiming the starting job. Stephen isn’t really a three-technique tackle, at least in my opinion, and while the rest of the Vikings’ options at the position may provide some competition, it’s quite easy to envision Lynch being out there next to the newly-acquired Michael Pierce in the middle of the Minnesota defense when the 2020 season starts.

Do you think that James Lynch can be the starter for the Vikings at defensive tackle in 2020?

I love that pick. :D :rock: :govikes: :banana: :appl:
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by RandyMoss84 » Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:27 pm

I thought they are going to start him?

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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by VikingsVictorious » Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:03 pm

RandyMoss84 wrote:
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I thought they are going to start him?

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I doubt if he starts day one, but I hope he starts by mid season. :rock: :govikes: :appl:
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by VikingLord » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:03 am

VikingsVictorious wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:03 pm
RandyMoss84 wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:27 pm
I thought they are going to start him?

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I doubt if he starts day one, but I hope he starts by mid season. :rock: :govikes: :appl:
While I agree it would be a lot to expect Lynch to win the starting job outright, I think there is a real chance he could do it. Stephen wasn't great last year and doesn't strike me as having much room to improve, while Lynch played very well in college and showed a strong positive trend up to his senior year.

I thought Lynch would be gone by the end of the 2nd round. To get him where the Vikes got him in the 4th round was a steal. I guess I can understand why he fell, but I really liked him coming out and am psyched he's a Viking as I think he's going to have a great pro career.
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by RandyMoss84 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:30 am

VikingLord wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:03 am
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Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:03 pm

I doubt if he starts day one, but I hope he starts by mid season. :rock: :govikes: :appl:
While I agree it would be a lot to expect Lynch to win the starting job outright, I think there is a real chance he could do it. Stephen wasn't great last year and doesn't strike me as having much room to improve, while Lynch played very well in college and showed a strong positive trend up to his senior year.

I thought Lynch would be gone by the end of the 2nd round. To get him where the Vikes got him in the 4th round was a steal. I guess I can understand why he fell, but I really liked him coming out and am psyched he's a Viking as I think he's going to have a great pro career.
You have your hopes way too high on him, take it down a notch so you will not be too disappointed if he does not have a great pro career
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by StumpHunter » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:04 am

RandyMoss84 wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:30 am
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Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:03 am


While I agree it would be a lot to expect Lynch to win the starting job outright, I think there is a real chance he could do it. Stephen wasn't great last year and doesn't strike me as having much room to improve, while Lynch played very well in college and showed a strong positive trend up to his senior year.

I thought Lynch would be gone by the end of the 2nd round. To get him where the Vikes got him in the 4th round was a steal. I guess I can understand why he fell, but I really liked him coming out and am psyched he's a Viking as I think he's going to have a great pro career.
You have your hopes way too high on him, take it down a notch so you will not be too disappointed if he does not have a great pro career
I would feel better about him making an impact this year if he had more time working with the Vikings' trainers and coaches. He is about 10-20 pounds undersized for his frame and his biggest weakness is holding gaps against the run.

At 6'4" he should be over 300 lbs playing 3 tech, and at his current weight and skill set he probably works better as an edge rusher. Move him to LDE and let Ifeadi continue to play 3 tech on the inside in pass rush situations.
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by VikingsVictorious » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:22 am

StumpHunter wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:04 am
RandyMoss84 wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:30 am


You have your hopes way too high on him, take it down a notch so you will not be too disappointed if he does not have a great pro career
I would feel better about him making an impact this year if he had more time working with the Vikings' trainers and coaches. He is about 10-20 pounds undersized for his frame and his biggest weakness is holding gaps against the run.

At 6'4" he should be over 300 lbs playing 3 tech, and at his current weight and skill set he probably works better as an edge rusher. Move him to LDE and let Ifeadi continue to play 3 tech on the inside in pass rush situations.
I think Lynch fell to the 4th because he doesn't have the right size speed measurables that teams are looking for. I watched his every play against Oklahoma and I forget the other. Two quality teams and he was flat out unstoppable. I mean he was beating the OL on every snap. I like his chances.
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by RandyMoss84 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:19 pm

VikingsVictorious wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:22 am
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Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:04 am

I would feel better about him making an impact this year if he had more time working with the Vikings' trainers and coaches. He is about 10-20 pounds undersized for his frame and his biggest weakness is holding gaps against the run.

At 6'4" he should be over 300 lbs playing 3 tech, and at his current weight and skill set he probably works better as an edge rusher. Move him to LDE and let Ifeadi continue to play 3 tech on the inside in pass rush situations.
I think Lynch fell to the 4th because he doesn't have the right size speed measurables that teams are looking for. I watched his every play against Oklahoma and I forget the other. Two quality teams and he was flat out unstoppable. I mean he was beating the OL on every snap. I like his chances.
And my Sooners won both times :rofl: but seriously, I am glad to have Lynch on the Vikings! :thumbsup:
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by S197 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:29 pm

StumpHunter wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:04 am
RandyMoss84 wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:30 am


You have your hopes way too high on him, take it down a notch so you will not be too disappointed if he does not have a great pro career
I would feel better about him making an impact this year if he had more time working with the Vikings' trainers and coaches. He is about 10-20 pounds undersized for his frame and his biggest weakness is holding gaps against the run.

At 6'4" he should be over 300 lbs playing 3 tech, and at his current weight and skill set he probably works better as an edge rusher. Move him to LDE and let Ifeadi continue to play 3 tech on the inside in pass rush situations.
Yeah this is going to be interesting. Is he going to be able to transition inside. He played edge in a 3 DL defense and is now switching to a 3-tech in a 4-3. Not to mention getting used to the speed of the NFL. It's a lot to ask for a rookie, I think fans may want to temper expectations. I think he'll be a situational pass rusher year 1.
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by VikingLord » Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:57 pm

RandyMoss84 wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:30 am
You have your hopes way too high on him, take it down a notch so you will not be too disappointed if he does not have a great pro career
He's a steal where the Vikings got him. It will be hard for him to underperform that draft position, and thus equally difficult to believe he'll disappoint.

But your point is valid. He is a rookie and does need to step up and prove it.
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by VikingsVictorious » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:52 pm

RandyMoss84 wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:19 pm
VikingsVictorious wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:22 am

I think Lynch fell to the 4th because he doesn't have the right size speed measurables that teams are looking for. I watched his every play against Oklahoma and I forget the other. Two quality teams and he was flat out unstoppable. I mean he was beating the OL on every snap. I like his chances.
And my Sooners won both times :rofl: but seriously, I am glad to have Lynch on the Vikings! :thumbsup:
Sooners might have won the game, but Lynch was collectively tearing the entire Sooners O Line a new ........
You know it's the truth. :hitfan:
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by RandyMoss84 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:41 pm

VikingsVictorious wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:52 pm
RandyMoss84 wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:19 pm


And my Sooners won both times :rofl: but seriously, I am glad to have Lynch on the Vikings! :thumbsup:
Sooners might have won the game, but Lynch was collectively tearing the entire Sooners O Line a new ........
You know it's the truth. :hitfan:
A win is a win but yeah, Sooners offensive line got owned by Lynch and he was very impressive in both games and was hoping Vikings would draft Lynch and they did! :rock:
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Re: 2020 Offseason News Thread (Signings, Coaching changes, etc.)

Post by VikingsVictorious » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:07 am

RandyMoss84 wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:41 pm
VikingsVictorious wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:52 pm

Sooners might have won the game, but Lynch was collectively tearing the entire Sooners O Line a new ........
You know it's the truth. :hitfan:
A win is a win but yeah, Sooners offensive line got owned by Lynch and he was very impressive in both games and was hoping Vikings would draft Lynch and they did! :rock:
And we did.
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