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Bradbury OUT vs Ravens, COVID

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Re: Bradbury OUT vs Ravens, COVID

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psjordan wrote:
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Bradbury out

https://apple.news/AGx5j6cHRRqSI6ZPOyFDZng
No big loss, he was not very good, maybe Wyatt will be better
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Re: Bradbury OUT vs Ravens, COVID

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:25 pm

Looks like Mason Cole will get the start.

Hate to say it, but I'm not sure this is a bad thing.
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Re: Bradbury OUT vs Ravens, COVID

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J. Kapp 11 wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:25 pm
Looks like Mason Cole will get the start.

Hate to say it, but I'm not sure this is a bad thing.
Interesting, he can not be any worse
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Re: Bradbury OUT vs Ravens, COVID

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J. Kapp 11 wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:25 pm
Looks like Mason Cole will get the start.

Hate to say it, but I'm not sure this is a bad thing.
He's 6'5 290. Basically a bean pole. I don't see that holding the point. He'll face Williams 6'1 335. Wait till captain checkdown Kirk sees that match up. He'll tell Ham to shorten his routes. Instead of 3 catches for 3 yards it will be 8 for 2. Udoh might break his 4 holding calls in a game record trying to help out and get 6. That's only minus 60 yards. Captain checkdown might have his doctor give him covid so he can avoid this human bowling ball coming at him. Less health risk with Covid. He has enough coin to beat that. Cracked spine during a hand off is a different story.
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Re: Bradbury OUT vs Ravens, COVID

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CharVike wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:57 pm
J. Kapp 11 wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:25 pm
Looks like Mason Cole will get the start.

Hate to say it, but I'm not sure this is a bad thing.
He's 6'5 290. Basically a bean pole. I don't see that holding the point. He'll face Williams 6'1 335. Wait till captain checkdown Kirk sees that match up. He'll tell Ham to shorten his routes. Instead of 3 catches for 3 yards it will be 8 for 2. Udoh might break his 4 holding calls in a game record trying to help out and get 6. That's only minus 60 yards. Captain checkdown might have his doctor give him covid so he can avoid this human bowling ball coming at him. Less health risk with Covid. He has enough coin to beat that. Cracked spine during a hand off is a different story.
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Re: Bradbury OUT vs Ravens, COVID

Post by VikingLord » Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:15 am

Let's see how much time Cole spends getting shoved into the backfield and/or on the ground compared to Bradbury. I'm curious if there will be any difference between the two.

I don't think Cole will be better than Bradbury, but I doubt he could be worse.

The Vikings really need to see if they can shore up that center position in this upcoming draft. Here's hoping Luke Matthews of Texas A&M decides to enter the draft this year and the Vikings draft position puts them in a position to snag him. He's injured this year so he's not going to have recent tape and he'll be considered a higher risk pick if he does enter the draft, which should push him down the board a bit and make it possible for the Vikings to grab him even into the 3rd. Of course, he might return to college another year and try to improve his draft stock, which makes that a non-starter, but if the stars align, Matthews is your 10-year anchor man on the OL.
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Re: Bradbury OUT vs Ravens, COVID

Post by StumpHunter » Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:20 am

RandyMoss84 wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:12 pm
J. Kapp 11 wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:25 pm
Looks like Mason Cole will get the start.

Hate to say it, but I'm not sure this is a bad thing.
Interesting, he can not be any worse
He can't be any worse at pass blocking, with Bradbury on his way this season to keeping his title of worst pass blocking center in the NFL. Overall PFF has his highest graded season as a center worse than Bradbury's worst season though.

He also wasn't that much better at pass blocking grading in the 40's each of his two starting seasons.

I just keep thinking back to when I thought Samia couldn't possibly be any worse than Elf last season, and then he somehow managed to be just that.
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Re: Bradbury OUT vs Ravens, COVID

Post by CharVike » Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:59 am

StumpHunter wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:20 am
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Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:12 pm


Interesting, he can not be any worse
He can't be any worse at pass blocking, with Bradbury on his way this season to keeping his title of worst pass blocking center in the NFL. Overall PFF has his highest graded season as a center worse than Bradbury's worst season though.

He also wasn't that much better at pass blocking grading in the 40's each of his two starting seasons.

I just keep thinking back to when I thought Samia couldn't possibly be any worse than Elf last season, and then he somehow managed to be just that.
When we picked Samia I thought we had a steal in that draft. Didn't work out like that. He had a short run. If I remember correctly he did start a few games and then vanished. Outside of QB which has been a wash out for Speilman OL players are a close 2nd. Although CB does deserve an honorable mention for 2nd. Even when it looked like he hit it out of the park with Kalil the guy bounced backed down below earth. That's why I'm not jumping on the Darrisaw band wagon yet although I was climbing on board after that first game of his. I'm back on the ground for now. Holder Udoh is in my OL crap list.
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Re: Bradbury OUT vs Ravens, COVID

Post by CharVike » Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:28 pm

VikingLord wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:15 am
Let's see how much time Cole spends getting shoved into the backfield and/or on the ground compared to Bradbury. I'm curious if there will be any difference between the two.

I don't think Cole will be better than Bradbury, but I doubt he could be worse.

The Vikings really need to see if they can shore up that center position in this upcoming draft. Here's hoping Luke Matthews of Texas A&M decides to enter the draft this year and the Vikings draft position puts them in a position to snag him. He's injured this year so he's not going to have recent tape and he'll be considered a higher risk pick if he does enter the draft, which should push him down the board a bit and make it possible for the Vikings to grab him even into the 3rd. Of course, he might return to college another year and try to improve his draft stock, which makes that a non-starter, but if the stars align, Matthews is your 10-year anchor man on the OL.
Well Texas A&M is on there radar. I'm sure there's a full time scout or two somewhere in Texas. Unless Rick uses draft kings as his guide. I think Bradbury still has another year of his rookie deal. Cousins is here at least one more so there no sense in breaking up that tandem until there contracts are up. It almost fits perfect if he goes back. Then trader down can use his patented move and collect an additional 7th or 6th rounder and still get him. Of course he'll probably skip a HOF QB while in the process of getting the C position set. Laser like focus.
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Re: Bradbury OUT vs Ravens, COVID

Post by S197 » Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:46 pm

I'm surprised Cousins and some of the guards aren't a close contact.
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Re: Bradbury OUT vs Ravens, COVID

Post by VikingLord » Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:50 pm

CharVike wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:28 pm
Well Texas A&M is on there radar. I'm sure there's a full time scout or two somewhere in Texas. Unless Rick uses draft kings as his guide. I think Bradbury still has another year of his rookie deal. Cousins is here at least one more so there no sense in breaking up that tandem until there contracts are up. It almost fits perfect if he goes back. Then trader down can use his patented move and collect an additional 7th or 6th rounder and still get him. Of course he'll probably skip a HOF QB while in the process of getting the C position set. Laser like focus.
If Cousins is still the starting QB next year I won't bother watching. I've seen more than enough of his inconsistent play to last me a football lifetime.
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Re: Bradbury OUT vs Ravens, COVID

Post by RandyMoss84 » Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:51 pm

VikingLord wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:50 pm
CharVike wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:28 pm
Well Texas A&M is on there radar. I'm sure there's a full time scout or two somewhere in Texas. Unless Rick uses draft kings as his guide. I think Bradbury still has another year of his rookie deal. Cousins is here at least one more so there no sense in breaking up that tandem until there contracts are up. It almost fits perfect if he goes back. Then trader down can use his patented move and collect an additional 7th or 6th rounder and still get him. Of course he'll probably skip a HOF QB while in the process of getting the C position set. Laser like focus.
If Cousins is still the starting QB next year I won't bother watching. I've seen more than enough of his inconsistent play to last me a football lifetime.
Cousins is going to start next year, who would want his contract?
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Re: Bradbury OUT vs Ravens, COVID

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:17 pm

Interesting bit of history.

The Vikings and Ravens have met 6 times, with each team winning 3.

In each of the years the Vikings won, they went to the NFC Championship Game.

In each of the years the Vikings lost, the head coach got fired.

A harbinger of things to come? I sure hope so.
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Re: Bradbury OUT vs Ravens, COVID

Post by CharVike » Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:19 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:17 pm
Interesting bit of history.

The Vikings and Ravens have met 6 times, with each team winning 3.

In each of the years the Vikings won, they went to the NFC Championship Game.

In each of the years the Vikings lost, the head coach got fired.

A harbinger of things to come? I sure hope so.
You dug deep for that one. I don't see how Zim survives if we miss the playoffs. If we make the playoffs and at least make some noise he will be allowed to finish his contract. If we get embarrassed that could be the end also. One thing I did like was I saw our D coordinator talk in a news conference and he's a sharp guy.
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