2018 Season General Thread (News, Notes, Interviews, etc)

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2018 Season General Thread (News, Notes, Interviews, etc)

Post by dead_poet » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:14 pm

Post notes that don't necessarily deserve their own thread here
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Kentral Brothers suspended 4 games for PEDs
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dead_poet wrote:Kentral Brothers suspended 4 games for PEDs
Too bad... I liked him coming out of Missouri. He was also good on special teams. Gets me wondering if players like this that are studs in college and come into the NFL and get relegated to backup/special teams roles, do they feel like they are not performing well enough and feel like they have to take PEDs?
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Post by dead_poet » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:17 pm

Norv Zimmer wrote:
dead_poet wrote:Kentral Brothers suspended 4 games for PEDs
Too bad... I liked him coming out of Missouri. He was also good on special teams. Gets me wondering if players like this that are studs in college and come into the NFL and get relegated to backup/special teams roles, do they feel like they are not performing well enough and feel like they have to take PEDs?
Back-of-the-roster guys probably feel that pressure.
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Post by Norv Zimmer » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:13 am

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dead_poet wrote:Kentral Brothers suspended 4 games for PEDs
Too bad... I liked him coming out of Missouri. He was also good on special teams. Gets me wondering if players like this that are studs in college and come into the NFL and get relegated to backup/special teams roles, do they feel like they are not performing well enough and feel like they have to take PEDs?
Back-of-the-roster guys probably feel that pressure.
Yea its really kind of sad. Guys like Brothers are going to thrive in the alt-NFL leagues that are coming out I feel.
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Post by dead_poet » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:42 pm

Zimmer said Dalvin will be limited in OTAs but good to go for training camp.
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Post by PurpleKoolaid » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:59 pm

A good idea imo. Making sure our future HOF RB is 110% first. Then let him play a little longer in the pre seasons games. I hope he heals like AD did. I am SOOO excited to see him again, he was my favorite in that draft before Rick made the wise choice to make him a Viking!
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Post by dead_poet » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:13 pm

Just a stat I found interesting: the last three years 79% of all passes travel between 0-19 yards in the air. Last season it was 94%.

We put too much emphasis on "deep passing accuracy."
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Post by PurpleKoolaid » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:01 pm

dead_poet wrote:Just a stat I found interesting: the last three years 79% of all passes travel between 0-19 yards in the air. Last season it was 94%.

We put too much emphasis on "deep passing accuracy."
I think you are right. Maybe Teddy can make himself a great QB some day. But its still nice to have Cousins, who can let the ball fly deep. Maybe if we can pick up a speedy WR, like, say, Miller, we would have that missing piece on offense to put us over the top.
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Post by jackal » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:06 pm

I was hoping Treadwell would at least become
an end zone regular threat.. looks like another
1st round bust wide out ....sigh
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jackal wrote:I was hoping Treadwell would at least become
an end zone regular threat.. looks like another
1st round bust wide out ....sigh
We'll always have Moss and Harvin.
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jackal wrote:I was hoping Treadwell would at least become
an end zone regular threat.. looks like another
1st round bust wide out ....sigh
We'll always have Moss and Harvin.
Harvin was awesome, look at all we got for trading him :)
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Post by 808vikingsfan » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:26 am

Herd Rick talking about a new high tech draft board in a recent press conference. Here it is.

Spielman Shows Off New State-of-the-Art Draft Board
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808vikingsfan wrote:Herd Rick talking about a new high tech draft board in a recent press conference. Here it is.

Spielman Shows Off New State-of-the-Art Draft Board
Well that's pretty awesome. Thanks for sharing.
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