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#1 TheLeviathan

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:34 AM

Well, might as well start one right?


#2 Mike Sixel

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:46 AM

apparently, since vikings journal is about to die....

 

 

I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?


#3 TheLeviathan

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:48 AM

So do we root for a loss to the Bears so we have a slightly higher pick in each round 2-7?

 

Or root for a win out of spite for the Eagles?

 

I'm leaning spite....

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#4 Vanimal46

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:51 AM

Honestly I'd rather see a loss and go 7-9. Probably won't turn the game on to watch. 


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:01 AM

I just want:

 

no one injured

to see Treadwell play

 

And no, I doubt I will watch it.

I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:07 AM

Good call on Treadwell.  I want to see him on pretty much every snap.  

 

Here's a few I'll add:

 

* David Morgan in as a blocking tight end on every running play

* Alexander and Waynes getting extensive time at CB

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:16 AM

Unfortunately Alexander went on IR last week. 

But Waynes/Morgan/Treadwell do need to play every snap to see what they can do. 

Do you play Bradford in a meaningless game? 


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:18 AM

I hadn't heard that about Alexander, huh.  

 

And yeah, I play Bradford.  Try to help the team feel good offensively heading into the offseason if nothing else.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:20 AM

If they think Heineke has ANY chance, I'd play him, but if Treadwell is playing, I'd probably play Bradford half the time....

 

Frankly, I think they just need to trust what they saw (when they picked him) on film more, but maybe he is just that bad in practice...he has also been hurt, supposedly.

I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 06:31 PM

I'd like to see Bradford working with the wide receivers one more time.  

 

Alright, free agent targets - who ya got?

 

I put Zeitler at the top of my list.  I'm not ready to say anything about OT until I see the market, but I think Zeitler will be available and he's perfect for RG.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 06:46 PM

Play Bradford, and ditch the entire dump-off offense for a week. They've got nothing to lose (except Bradford's health when he gets pummelled of course).


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 07:08 AM

I wouldn't play Bradford.
If he shreds his knee like Teddy did, then we are screwed going into 2017.

And Treadwell, the few times we've seen him this year, the defenders have run his routes better than him. Maybe he's improved over the last few weeks.

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 03:14 PM

So much for seeing Treadwell....

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 03:17 PM

 

So much for seeing Treadwell....

 

We did get to see some bonus Jarius Wright before he's not on the team anymore.

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 03:47 PM

Yeah, I was not happy seeing that cheap TD go to a guy not even on this roster in the summer.  Give it to the kid, give him something to be excited about.


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 04:20 PM

Alright, my WAY too early draft wish list:

 

45: RB Alvin Kamara

76: C/G Pat Elfein

88: DT Jaleel Johnson

110: OT Taylor Moton

119: TE Sprinkle

142: OG Jordan Morgan

 

Just my initial thoughts, have to watch some more on the late round guys, but I think Kamara will be there when the Vikes pick.  I think passing on him would be a huge mistake.

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 11:28 AM

 

 

Or root for a win out of spite for the Eagles?

 

I'm leaning spite....

 

In the NFL I have a much harder time rooting for any team that isn't my team. I find reasons to dislike nearly all of them. Still, of all the NFC East teams, the Eagles are probably the one I dislike the least.

 

Watching Bradford in the last game makes me think a creative passing attack is possible with him. The team should have a load of FA money, they have to throw nearly all of it at the line don't they? They tried last year but I think they have to try again. That probably mean they have to try to bring Kalil back as much as I don't think he's a big benefit. I'd love to find a way to put Kalil at RT and find a new and improved LT.


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Posted 02 January 2017 - 11:34 AM

I think our line next year probably looks like this:

 

Kalil-Boone-Berger-Zeitler-Rookie

 

I'm simply not sure there is a better LT than Kalil.

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 11:40 AM

Lots of coaches getting the axe this year.

As far as Vikings coaches go, I'd be willing to bet Zimmer and Shermer stays; Sporano hits the road. Before the season it was viewed as a strength to have 4 former HCs on one staff. In reality, it looks like there were too many cooks in the kitchen.
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Posted 02 January 2017 - 12:05 PM

I think the coaching staff will stay largely the same.  This team has some needs for sure, I'd rank them like this:

 

1) LT

2) RT

3) RG

4) RB

5) DT

6) Blocking TE

7) CB

8) LB

 

I think Kalil is the best bet for LT.  You could consider ponying up for Reilly Reiff as your RT or use the draft. 

 

I think this team has to use one of it's top 3 picks on a RB.

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