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Punt Returner

Post by PacificNorseWest » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:51 pm

Came across this article:

https://vikingswire.usatoday.com/2020/0 ... er-update/
just four players, according to Vikings team reporter Eric Smith. Minnesota has been giving Ameer Abdullah, Chad Beebe, Bisi Johnson and K.J. Osborn reps at punt returner in practice.
I was actually just thinking about this the other day and how I ended up appreciating Sherels overall, because aside from that shocking and frustrating muff against SF, he just never fumbled and nothing is worse. I'd love someone explosive like a Harvin, but no longer at the expense of ball security. Gimme similar to the David Palmer/Marcus Sherels type and I'll be content.
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Post by StumpHunter » Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:51 pm

PacificNorseWest wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:51 pm
Came across this article:

https://vikingswire.usatoday.com/2020/0 ... er-update/
just four players, according to Vikings team reporter Eric Smith. Minnesota has been giving Ameer Abdullah, Chad Beebe, Bisi Johnson and K.J. Osborn reps at punt returner in practice.
I was actually just thinking about this the other day and how I ended up appreciating Sherels overall, because aside from that shocking and frustrating muff against SF, he just never fumbled and nothing is worse. I'd love someone explosive like a Harvin, but no longer at the expense of ball security. Gimme similar to the David Palmer/Marcus Sherels type and I'll be content.
Osborn got all the reps in the scrimmage Friday. I think it is his job to lose, and I think that is a good thing. Our return game has been pretty lousy since Sherels and Patterson left and trotting out the same cast of characters isn't going to change that.
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Re: Punt Returner

Post by PacificNorseWest » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:14 pm

StumpHunter wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:51 pm
PacificNorseWest wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:51 pm
Came across this article:

https://vikingswire.usatoday.com/2020/0 ... er-update/



I was actually just thinking about this the other day and how I ended up appreciating Sherels overall, because aside from that shocking and frustrating muff against SF, he just never fumbled and nothing is worse. I'd love someone explosive like a Harvin, but no longer at the expense of ball security. Gimme similar to the David Palmer/Marcus Sherels type and I'll be content.
Osborn got all the reps in the scrimmage Friday. I think it is his job to lose, and I think that is a good thing. Our return game has been pretty lousy since Sherels and Patterson left and trotting out the same cast of characters isn't going to change that.
Abdullah is..."sparky?" But inconsistent and unreliable. I agree with your summation on Sherels and Patterson as well...No clue who Osborn is though. Who is he?
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Post by S197 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:02 am

Osborn is a rookie and I think he might win the job based on some reports coming out of camp. He and Hollins have had pretty good camps and could make the team. If the Vikings keep 5, that puts guys like Sharpe (who has been pretty disappointing) and Beebe on the bubble.

My guess is they try to sneak Hollins on the PS but someone like the 49ers could snag him.
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Post by StumpHunter » Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:57 am

S197 wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:02 am
Osborn is a rookie and I think he might win the job based on some reports coming out of camp. He and Hollins have had pretty good camps and could make the team. If the Vikings keep 5, that puts guys like Sharpe (who has been pretty disappointing) and Beebe on the bubble.

My guess is they try to sneak Hollins on the PS but someone like the 49ers could snag him.
I think they keep Hollins over Sharpe.

My prediction is Theilen, Johnson, Jefferson, Hollins, Osborn and maybe Beebe.

Sharpe adds very little and doesn't have the upside you want in a 4th or 5th WR and I was very surprised at how much love he got by some.
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Post by VikingsVictorious » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:31 am

StumpHunter wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:57 am
S197 wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:02 am
Osborn is a rookie and I think he might win the job based on some reports coming out of camp. He and Hollins have had pretty good camps and could make the team. If the Vikings keep 5, that puts guys like Sharpe (who has been pretty disappointing) and Beebe on the bubble.

My guess is they try to sneak Hollins on the PS but someone like the 49ers could snag him.
I think they keep Hollins over Sharpe.

My prediction is Theilen, Johnson, Jefferson, Hollins, Osborn and maybe Beebe.

Sharpe adds very little and doesn't have the upside you want in a 4th or 5th WR and I was very surprised at how much love he got by some.
Looking like he was a waste of a million dollars. I didn't like the guaranteed contract we gave for him.
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Post by VikingsVictorious » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:37 am

Osborne was a very good collegiate PR. He was a sub par collegiate KR. Maybe he is looking good at both in camp.
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Post by PacificNorseWest » Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:16 am

Sharpe had spurts in Tennessee and I think he has potential in Minnesota, but we'll see.
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Post by S197 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:17 pm

StumpHunter wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:57 am
S197 wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:02 am
Osborn is a rookie and I think he might win the job based on some reports coming out of camp. He and Hollins have had pretty good camps and could make the team. If the Vikings keep 5, that puts guys like Sharpe (who has been pretty disappointing) and Beebe on the bubble.

My guess is they try to sneak Hollins on the PS but someone like the 49ers could snag him.
I think they keep Hollins over Sharpe.

My prediction is Theilen, Johnson, Jefferson, Hollins, Osborn and maybe Beebe.

Sharpe adds very little and doesn't have the upside you want in a 4th or 5th WR and I was very surprised at how much love he got by some.
Sharpe is looking like this year’s Jordan Taylor. Although it’s a lot harder to tell for sure with the closed practices. I think they’ll end up keeping 5 again, they’re probably comfortable with the larger PS this year.
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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:55 pm

PacificNorseWest wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:16 am
Sharpe had spurts in Tennessee and I think he has potential in Minnesota, but we'll see.
I think if Osborn ends up getting both returner jobs, there's a possibility that Sharpe stays and Abdullah gets cut. That's who Osborn would essentially replace.
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