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Imagine the possibility (Mr. Lawrence)

Post by YikesVikes » Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:09 pm



You can't tell me this guy wouldn't be better behind our Oline than the guy we have now. He has all the tools. Throws on the run... throws under pressure.... most importantly.. he moves in the pocket. Give up what ever it takes. He will take this team to the next level.
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Re: Imagine the possibility (Mr. Lawrence)

Post by CharVike » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:02 am

He probably will be pick 1 so I highly doubt we can get that pick no matter what is offered. I also don't see our coaches playing for pick 1. This current team is better than that. Not a SB contender or even a division contender unless Rodgers goes down. But you can't be a pro and tank it. You won't be around very long doing that.
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Re: Imagine the possibility (Mr. Lawrence)

Post by StumpHunter » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:36 am

CharVike wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:02 am
He probably will be pick 1 so I highly doubt we can get that pick no matter what is offered. I also don't see our coaches playing for pick 1. This current team is better than that. Not a SB contender or even a division contender unless Rodgers goes down. But you can't be a pro and tank it. You won't be around very long doing that.
Miami and the Bengals would pass on him if they get the #1 pick, assuming Tua is not Rosen bad.

Pretty much any other team would probably move on from their current QB if they end up with the #1 pick though.

The Vikings have to hope the really bad teams play each other and give each other wins and then they have a shot. They could also hope that Miami or Cinci get that first pick and are willing to trade it away.
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Re: Imagine the possibility (Mr. Lawrence)

Post by VikingPaul73 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:39 am

someone posted in another thread (can't find it now) that in the last game of the year, the Vikings would be seconds away from securing the number 1 overall pick but pull out a miracle win to end that chance

Salt in the wounds would be that the miracle play would be a Ngakoue strip sack and fumble return for a TD!!! So essentially a 1 year rental in a miserable meaningless season would cost us and 2nd rounder and Trevor Lawrence :lol:
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Re: Imagine the possibility (Mr. Lawrence)

Post by YikesVikes » Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:46 am

StumpHunter wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:36 am
CharVike wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:02 am
He probably will be pick 1 so I highly doubt we can get that pick no matter what is offered. I also don't see our coaches playing for pick 1. This current team is better than that. Not a SB contender or even a division contender unless Rodgers goes down. But you can't be a pro and tank it. You won't be around very long doing that.
Miami and the Bengals would pass on him if they get the #1 pick, assuming Tua is not Rosen bad.

Pretty much any other team would probably move on from their current QB if they end up with the #1 pick though.

The Vikings have to hope the really bad teams play each other and give each other wins and then they have a shot. They could also hope that Miami or Cinci get that first pick and are willing to trade it away.
I would be willing to switch 1st rounders in 2021 a d give up two additional first rounders. Most team would take that.
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Re: Imagine the possibility (Mr. Lawrence)

Post by RandyMoss84 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:07 pm

VikingPaul73 wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:39 am
someone posted in another thread (can't find it now) that in the last game of the year, the Vikings would be seconds away from securing the number 1 overall pick but pull out a miracle win to end that chance

Salt in the wounds would be that the miracle play would be a Ngakoue strip sack and fumble return for a TD!!! So essentially a 1 year rental in a miserable meaningless season would cost us and 2nd rounder and Trevor Lawrence :lol:
I would not be surprised if that happens
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:50 pm

:lol: I was waiting for this dreamer thread to get started by someone
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Re: Imagine the possibility (Mr. Lawrence)

Post by S197 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:22 pm

A trade up would call for multiple picks, including a 2nd round pick that the Vikings no longer have...
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Re: Imagine the possibility (Mr. Lawrence)

Post by CharVike » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:25 pm

YikesVikes wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:46 am
StumpHunter wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:36 am


Miami and the Bengals would pass on him if they get the #1 pick, assuming Tua is not Rosen bad.

Pretty much any other team would probably move on from their current QB if they end up with the #1 pick though.

The Vikings have to hope the really bad teams play each other and give each other wins and then they have a shot. They could also hope that Miami or Cinci get that first pick and are willing to trade it away.
I would be willing to switch 1st rounders in 2021 a d give up two additional first rounders. Most team would take that.
If the three picks are projected in the mid 20s or later they will tell you no fing way. The bottom line is if this guy rates like a Luck did then they will ask for much more than 3 1st. Plus the 1st pick will need to be top 5. Imagine 3 NE 1st rounders. Beyond that if a team is picking number 1 they need a QB more than likely. There not easy to find.
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Re: Imagine the possibility (Mr. Lawrence)

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:11 pm

For those who say there's no way we'll finish with a bad enough record to think about Trevor Lawrence, here are some nuggets.

We're supposed to be a "possession" team. Thus far, TOP is averaging about 40 to 20 per game against us. We had a pathetic 21+ minutes TOP against the Colts ... and that represented a 17% improvement over the Green Bay game.

Our defense, led by Mike "The Guru" Zimmer, has given 438 yards and 35.5 points per game.

Turnover margin is 4:1 against.

We have the lowest rated quarterback in the league at 61.9.

We're last in our own division in rushing offense ... even Detroit is ahead of us.

As Bill Parcells used to say, "You are what your record says you are." Hate to break it to y'all, but the record says the Minnesota Vikings are the worst team in the league, and it's not particularly close. If we don't start playing better -- please, I beg you, somebody give me hope that we will -- then we won't have to trade up for Trevor Lawrence.
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Re: Imagine the possibility (Mr. Lawrence)

Post by CharVike » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:42 am

J. Kapp 11 wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:11 pm
For those who say there's no way we'll finish with a bad enough record to think about Trevor Lawrence, here are some nuggets.

We're supposed to be a "possession" team. Thus far, TOP is averaging about 40 to 20 per game against us. We had a pathetic 21+ minutes TOP against the Colts ... and that represented a 17% improvement over the Green Bay game.

Our defense, led by Mike "The Guru" Zimmer, has given 438 yards and 35.5 points per game.

Turnover margin is 4:1 against.

We have the lowest rated quarterback in the league at 61.9.

We're last in our own division in rushing offense ... even Detroit is ahead of us.

As Bill Parcells used to say, "You are what your record says you are." Hate to break it to y'all, but the record says the Minnesota Vikings are the worst team in the league, and it's not particularly close. If we don't start playing better -- please, I beg you, somebody give me hope that we will -- then we won't have to trade up for Trevor Lawrence.
Bottom line is this team doesn't even show up. Getting beat like a drum game 1 might have set this seasons tone. We look like the Lions. Basically a laughing stock. I don't see how they can turn it around. The cupboard is empty. Bare would be an upgrade. The stiff Elf gets hurt and the 2nd year guy has shown he shouldn't be on the field. Elf is a HOFer compared to him. This is looking like a Steckle deal.
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Re: Imagine the possibility (Mr. Lawrence)

Post by StumpHunter » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:00 am

CharVike wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:42 am
J. Kapp 11 wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:11 pm
For those who say there's no way we'll finish with a bad enough record to think about Trevor Lawrence, here are some nuggets.

We're supposed to be a "possession" team. Thus far, TOP is averaging about 40 to 20 per game against us. We had a pathetic 21+ minutes TOP against the Colts ... and that represented a 17% improvement over the Green Bay game.

Our defense, led by Mike "The Guru" Zimmer, has given 438 yards and 35.5 points per game.

Turnover margin is 4:1 against.

We have the lowest rated quarterback in the league at 61.9.

We're last in our own division in rushing offense ... even Detroit is ahead of us.

As Bill Parcells used to say, "You are what your record says you are." Hate to break it to y'all, but the record says the Minnesota Vikings are the worst team in the league, and it's not particularly close. If we don't start playing better -- please, I beg you, somebody give me hope that we will -- then we won't have to trade up for Trevor Lawrence.
Bottom line is this team doesn't even show up. Getting beat like a drum game 1 might have set this seasons tone. We look like the Lions. Basically a laughing stock. I don't see how they can turn it around. The cupboard is empty. Bare would be an upgrade. The stiff Elf gets hurt and the 2nd year guy has shown he shouldn't be on the field. Elf is a HOFer compared to him. This is looking like a Steckle deal.
Elf and Samia's statlines were identical with 5 pressures and 1 sack given up each. Samia had the tougher match up with Buckner and was starting his first ever NFL game. I would say Dru looked like the HOFer compared to Elf.
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Re: Imagine the possibility (Mr. Lawrence)

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:23 pm

StumpHunter wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:00 am
CharVike wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:42 am

Bottom line is this team doesn't even show up. Getting beat like a drum game 1 might have set this seasons tone. We look like the Lions. Basically a laughing stock. I don't see how they can turn it around. The cupboard is empty. Bare would be an upgrade. The stiff Elf gets hurt and the 2nd year guy has shown he shouldn't be on the field. Elf is a HOFer compared to him. This is looking like a Steckle deal.
Elf and Samia's statlines were identical with 5 pressures and 1 sack given up each. Samia had the tougher match up with Buckner and was starting his first ever NFL game. I would say Dru looked like the HOFer compared to Elf.
So what you're saying is the turd sandwich tasted better than the poop sandwich. :whistle:
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Re: Imagine the possibility (Mr. Lawrence)

Post by CharVike » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:01 am

J. Kapp 11 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:23 pm
StumpHunter wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:00 am

Elf and Samia's statlines were identical with 5 pressures and 1 sack given up each. Samia had the tougher match up with Buckner and was starting his first ever NFL game. I would say Dru looked like the HOFer compared to Elf.
So what you're saying is the turd sandwich tasted better than the poop sandwich. :whistle:
That was a bad post on my part. As was pointed out it was the kids first start. Hopefully he'll develop and that will solve a problem for us. It looks like this season will be rebuild. Same with our two young CBs they are first year starters and our current DL provide zero help. That's mainly injury problems. The only positive is watching the young guys. Jefferson has shown a nice burst but he's a rookie and has a long way to go. I would like to see I Smith do something and play more. He's our future. Perhaps he will later on.
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Re: Imagine the possibility (Mr. Lawrence)

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:46 am

CharVike wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:01 am
J. Kapp 11 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:23 pm

So what you're saying is the turd sandwich tasted better than the poop sandwich. :whistle:
That was a bad post on my part. As was pointed out it was the kids first start. Hopefully he'll develop and that will solve a problem for us. It looks like this season will be rebuild. Same with our two young CBs they are first year starters and our current DL provide zero help. That's mainly injury problems. The only positive is watching the young guys. Jefferson has shown a nice burst but he's a rookie and has a long way to go. I would like to see I Smith do something and play more. He's our future. Perhaps he will later on.
No worries, man. With the way the Vikings are playing, I'm just trying to keep things light. Almost none of my posts this week have been serious.

I like that Samia is getting a chance. It's one thing to work on technique in practice and training camp, where there really are no consequences. It's another to be in the line of fire during a game. That's where Samia is going to learn the most. I think all these young guys need as much playing time as they can get, especially given the cancellation of live OTAs and no preseason.

Unfortunately giving young players a chance isn't Zimmer's M.O. It's also not in Cousins' DNA. All I hear about is how Kirk prefers to throw to guys he trusts. News flash, Kirk ... teams are figuring that out. They're gonna double Thielen and put their best cover safety on Rudolph. You're gonna have to throw to someone else once in awhile.

Dang ... that was serious. I need to lighten up.
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