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2017 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes, etc)

Post by Mothman » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:39 pm

New Year, new thread...
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Post by halfgiz » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:06 pm

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The Vikings announced they released guards Brandon Fusco and Mike Harris, beginning the makeover of an offensive... espn.com/espn/now?nowId…
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Post by Mothman » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:14 pm

halfgiz wrote:@GoesslingESPN
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The Vikings announced they released guards Brandon Fusco and Mike Harris, beginning the makeover of an offensive... espn.com/espn/now?nowId…
Interesting!
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:24 pm

Mothman wrote: Interesting!
As I've said, I truly believe we're going to assess this line in the right way. However, could this mean we're going all in on Zeitler??
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Post by halfgiz » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:25 pm

Mothman wrote: Interesting!
They didn't waste anytime...so it begins the offseason moves.

Edit: Fusco's tweet

https://t.co/jFZbupr4JQ
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Post by S197 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:29 pm

Classy tweet. Anyone know the cap savings? I'd imagine Fuscos is decent.
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Post by halfgiz » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:37 pm

S197 wrote:Classy tweet. Anyone know the cap savings? I'd imagine Fuscos is decent.
The combined roster moves open up roughly $4.8M in additional cap space.
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Post by Boon » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:43 pm

The purge begins. For the next bit of good news kalil will not return in free agency and clemmings gets cut
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Post by nightowl » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:59 pm

Boon wrote:The purge begins. For the next bit of good news kalil will not return in free agency and clemmings gets cut
There's no financial incentive to axe Clemmings now. He makes nothing, so letting him come to camp for one last shot to make the roster won't hurt them. Ditching Fusco and designating him as a post June 1st cut saves $3.2 million. To cut TJ now they take a 260 thousand dollar cap hit and only save 483 thousand. I think they're going to bring him to camp and see if it finally clicks for him. Then they will cut him if not.
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Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:45 pm

Brandon Fusco the person by all intents and purposes is a great person. I wish him well.

That being said, I have never been a fan of Fusco the football player - going all the way back to 2011 when we drafted him. Shouldn't have signed him to that deal. He was only average when he got it.
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Post by Mothman » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:25 am

nightowl wrote: There's no financial incentive to axe Clemmings now.
They shouldn't need one. He's been awful for two straight years, showing no real sign of improvement. I think they'd be better off giving his spot to someone else (even his camp spot).

You're probably right that they'll bring him back again though.
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Post by fiestavike » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:56 am

Mothman wrote: They shouldn't need one. He's been awful for two straight years, showing no real sign of improvement. I think they'd be better off giving his spot to someone else (even his camp spot).

You're probably right that they'll bring him back again though.
Its hard to imagine they'd give him another shot at Tackle. Guard seems like his only shot to make the team at this point. I guess there's little reason to release him now, but I wouldn't be mad if they did.
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Post by nightowl » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:13 am

I'm neither condoning or condemning keeping Clemmings for the moment. I just think I understand the thought process.

At this point the only thing for certain on the line is Boone and Berger, and even then it's up in the air where they would play. Boone could land at either LG, RG or RT. Berger at either guard spot or Center. Right now Clemmings is young and cheap. That makes him worth bringing to camp to them. I agree with Fiesta, his best hope is likely making him a Guard and leaving him there. I don't have much hope for him though.
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Re: 2017 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes,

Post by Mothman » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:59 am

nightowl wrote:I'm neither condoning or condemning keeping Clemmings for the moment. I just think I understand the thought process.

At this point the only thing for certain on the line is Boone and Berger, and even then it's up in the air where they would play.
I wonder if Berger can be considered a sure thing. He was considering retirement a couple of years ago and he'll turn 35 in May. He suffered a concussion last season and he has a family. I haven't heard anything concrete about the possibility he could retire in 2017 but I don't think it would be a shocking development. He might decide to to call it a career and get out while still healthy.
Boone could land at either LG, RG or RT. Berger at either guard spot or Center. Right now Clemmings is young and cheap. That makes him worth bringing to camp to them.

I agree with Fiesta, his best hope is likely making him a Guard and leaving him there. I don't have much hope for him though.
I'm hoping they will just move on and give someone else Clemmings' spot and a chance to make the roster.
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Re: 2017 Season General Comments (pressers, practice notes,

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:45 am

We should have Whitehair now instead of Alexander but nooooooooo, who needs linemen.
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