I know you're not saying this ... but I haven't chided the GM for the move. I said I wouldn't do that, and I haven't. Not once. Heck, I haven't even brought up the subject. I've answered when others have brought it up (more accurately, thrown it in my face). The Vikings extended him — I support him. Period.psjordan wrote: ↑Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:07 pmI don't take issue with that sentiment, until it comes time to chide the GM.
I mean, proverbially speaking, you're giving our GM a pretty narrow window when you say "sign a good RB, but not too good, and sign him for [my version of] reasonable money, but not too much". Oh, and "make sure he's the type to stay healthy and merits [my version of] the guaranteed money he'll make". And make sure he doesn't out-play or under-play his contract.
For me, drafting Cook and signing him long term were all great decisions, no matter what happens with his health. All players are subject to get hurt, especially skill positions. If he gets hurt and misses time, that's the game. Tell it to Saquon Barkley and CMC.
And if Dalvin had played every minute since being drafted, he would have commanded WAY more than the [current] fifth highest RB guaranteed value that he signed for.
I am enjoying the ride while he's healthy and am glad we [i.e., our GM] drafted and re-signed him at the number he signed for. He is truly special and I love watching him in Viking purple.
As a matter of fact, I'll take it a step further. I fully believe Dalvin Cook is playing like one the top 5 players in the entire NFL. I know most people would scoff at that, with Mahomes and Wilson and Jackson out there, but his talent and productivity are off the charts, and his teammates absolutely would run through fire for him. I'm with you ... I love watching him.
It's simply not how I would build a team if I were GM. And NOBODY can say I'm wrong because we don't know what it's like to build around a great passing game. Plus, for all Dalvin's greatness, we're 3-5. But I can hardly criticize the move given what he's done since signing his extension. He's definitely doing his part so far.