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#221 Mike Sixel

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 02:01 PM

 

OK, but how is he at guard?

 

about as good as Ricky Nolasco is at hitting, I'd guess.

It's IL now, btw, not DL.....


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 02:16 PM

Quigley may not be very good at punting, yet he's statistically is better than the guy we had last year. Locke got 3.45m over two years from the Colts. So, we have Quigley with better career stats in both gross and net punting yards instead of a punter being paid $1.75 million.. Hmmm, net win??


#223 Mike Sixel

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:55 AM

 

Quigley may not be very good at punting, yet he's statistically is better than the guy we had last year. Locke got 3.45m over two years from the Colts. So, we have Quigley with better career stats in both gross and net punting yards instead of a punter being paid $1.75 million.. Hmmm, net win??

 

He's gotten worse each year, was cut last year, and no one picked him up....I don't think he's the answer.

It's IL now, btw, not DL.....


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:30 AM

This line was in Sid's jottings this morning....

"Monday that word around the league is that Peterson is willing to play for $5 million less than his $18 million contract if the situation is right." 

He's still seeking $13 MM?!! No wonder why he's still unsigned. Zero self-awareness from this guy. 


#225 Mike Sixel

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:41 AM

He'll be lucky to get $5MM....

It's IL now, btw, not DL.....


#226 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:52 PM

This line was in Sid's jottings this morning....

"Monday that word around the league is that Peterson is willing to play for $5 million less than his $18 million contract if the situation is right."

He's still seeking $13 MM?!! No wonder why he's still unsigned. Zero self-awareness from this guy.


Apparently Sid misquoted a Peter King snippet saying that he would be willing to take 5 million OR less, not 5 million less.
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#227 Vanimal46

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:03 PM

Apparently Sid misquoted a Peter King snippet saying that he would be willing to take 5 million OR less, not 5 million less.


Ah, that makes more sense than Sid's column. Asking for $13 MM is insane. Even $5 MM is pushing it considering where he is in his career.
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#228 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:07 PM

Ah, that makes more sense than Sid's column. Asking for $13 MM is insane. Even $5 MM is pushing it considering where he is in his career.


Yeah, I think 5 million would still make him one of the top 10 or 12 highest paid RB's.
Maybe someone takes a chance at that price because of his name and what he used to be, but he's far from a top 12 running back at this point.
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Posted 25 April 2017 - 07:35 AM

AP is officially a New Orleans Saint. 2 years $7 MM. 

Over/under 1,000 total yards for him next season? 


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 08:14 AM

 

AP is officially a New Orleans Saint. 2 years $7 MM. 

Over/under 1,000 total yards for him next season? 

 

over. Way over. And much gnashing of teeth will commence.

 

Actually, if I had to bet money, I'd bet under.

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#231 TheLeviathan

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 08:23 AM

Under, Ingram is still a Saint and he's actually good at catching the ball.

 

Also, I bet a heavy under on "Peterson's sense of pride" right now.  

Edited by TheLeviathan, 25 April 2017 - 08:23 AM.

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#232 Vanimal46

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 08:41 AM

AP is good insurance for Ingram... IIRC, Ingram gets injured quite a bit. Though that could be a negative perspective on Ingram after 1 lousy year of him on a fantasy football team. 


#233 Mike Sixel

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 04:17 PM

Draft in two days. I usually forward to this like few other days, but not having a first, not living in MN, and not knowing anyone here to watch it with has dampened that. That and the site I go to for Vikes stuff is getting stiflingly boring.....

 

I am predicting DL in round 2, or a trade up for DL / OL.

It's IL now, btw, not DL.....


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 08:27 AM

 

Draft in two days. I usually forward to this like few other days, but not having a first, not living in MN, and not knowing anyone here to watch it with has dampened that. That and the site I go to for Vikes stuff is getting stiflingly boring.....

 

I am predicting DL in round 2, or a trade up for DL / OL.

 

I'm with you... Completely checked out of this year's draft since the Vikes don't have a 1st round pick, and more than likely I won't know anyone they'll draft in the later rounds. 

They still need multiple OL.... DT is now a priority since Floyd's career is in jeopardy. And I'd like to find a RB in the mid-late rounds that can develop into a feature back by 2018.  


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 08:41 AM

Am I late to the party in realizing QB Pat Mahomes is the son of Twins legend Pat Mahomes?


#236 Mike Sixel

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 08:45 AM

 

Am I late to the party in realizing QB Pat Mahomes is the son of Twins legend Pat Mahomes?

 

Yes, yes you are. Got a great arm. Blood lines apparently matter some...

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 08:39 AM

 

I forsee Kamara being a possible late first rounder, which is why I take him with the second round pick.  

 

I'm projecting a bit, if I'm wrong and he's a later pick so be it, but I don't think that's going to happen once the league gets their hands on him at the combine.

 

Your boy Kamara is available in the 2nd round... Wouldn't mind the Vikes picking him up! 


#238 Mike Sixel

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 09:06 AM

My top players (for the Vikings) I want right now:

 

 

Forrest Lamp | G | Western Kentucky
Cam Robinson | T | Alabama
Malik McDowell | DL | Michigan State
Kevin King | CB | Washington
Chris Wormley | DL | Michigan

Dion Dawkins, OG
Zach Cunningham | LB | Vanderbilt
Budda Baker | S | Washington
Obi Melinfonwu | S | Connecticut

Taylor Moton, OL

It's IL now, btw, not DL.....


#239 Mike Sixel

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 03:37 PM

Looks like they are (or have) signed Michael Floyd. Can we now admit the CoC is bunk?

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 04:15 PM

 

Looks like they are (or have) signed Michael Floyd. Can we now admit the CoC is bunk?

 

Ugh... I can already imagine the angle some reporters are going to take.... "Floyd returns home, turning a new leaf now that he's reunited with close friends and family.... Lost his way without being close to home"