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Pat Elflein Released

Post by Rhodes Closed » Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:01 pm

https://mobile.twitter.com/GoesslingStr ... 2049277952

Damn. Suffered the Matt Kalil syndrome, had a great first season, then fell apart afterwards.
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Post by Texas Vike » Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:46 pm

Rhodes Closed wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:01 pm
https://mobile.twitter.com/GoesslingStr ... 2049277952

Damn. Suffered the Matt Kalil syndrome, had a great first season, then fell apart afterwards.
It's odd that we didn't keep him as a backup at least. Is our depth THAT good? I read that it saves us 900K, so that's unlikely the motive. Still trying to wrap my head around this move.
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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:05 pm

Well, at least this puts to rest the fear I had ... that the Vikings would start Elflein over Ezra Cleveland.
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Re: Pat Elflein Released

Post by Rhodes Closed » Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:56 pm

Texas Vike wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:46 pm
Rhodes Closed wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:01 pm
https://mobile.twitter.com/GoesslingStr ... 2049277952

Damn. Suffered the Matt Kalil syndrome, had a great first season, then fell apart afterwards.
It's odd that we didn't keep him as a backup at least. Is our depth THAT good? I read that it saves us 900K, so that's unlikely the motive. Still trying to wrap my head around this move.
He likely asked to be released/is unfit to keep going/ was a move done to save us cap for next year
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Re: Pat Elflein Released

Post by RandyMoss84 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:12 pm

It is sad that Vikings wasted a 3rd round pick on him and even worse that Vikings traded up to get him, I wish Elfein the best!
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Re: Pat Elflein Released

Post by S197 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:18 pm

Rhodes Closed wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:01 pm
https://mobile.twitter.com/GoesslingStr ... 2049277952

Damn. Suffered the Matt Kalil syndrome, had a great first season, then fell apart afterwards.
Kalil, Elflein, Clemmings, Beavers, Samia... just another name to add to Rick’s Center for Lineman Who Can’t Block Good.
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Re: Pat Elflein Released

Post by fiestavike » Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:58 pm

S197 wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:18 pm
Rhodes Closed wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:01 pm
https://mobile.twitter.com/GoesslingStr ... 2049277952

Damn. Suffered the Matt Kalil syndrome, had a great first season, then fell apart afterwards.
Kalil, Elflein, Clemmings, Beavers, Samia... just another name to add to Rick’s Center for Lineman Who Can’t Block Good.
To be fair to Samia, his run blocking is pretty dope. He is horribly raw as a pass protector.
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Re: Pat Elflein Released

Post by PacificNorseWest » Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:37 pm

I thought he showed promise as a rookie, but regressed like Kalil...not fretting about this.
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Re: Pat Elflein Released

Post by halfgiz » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:05 am

Elf's release was somewhat of a surprise to me. I thought maybe he would end up being a depth piece.
Let's see where he ends up.
Rick sure does have a long list of has beens.

Sorry for double post. Came up as a error, tried to delete.
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Re: Pat Elflein Released

Post by Bowhunting Viking » Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:10 pm

As a lifelong Buckeye I was so excited when we drafted him and was really pumped before his second season after a pretty promising rookie season. Like mentioned in earlier posts.. it was another Kalil scenario.
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Re: Pat Elflein Released

Post by Rhodes Closed » Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:07 pm

https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1328443635243905031

Jets pick up Elflein and so we actually ended up saving cap space with this move to move into next year.
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Re: Pat Elflein Released

Post by Maelstrom88 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:19 pm

RandyMoss84 wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:12 pm
It is sad that Vikings wasted a 3rd round pick on him and even worse that Vikings traded up to get him, I wish Elfein the best!
Agree. Wish him the best.
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