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#41 Loosey

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:11 AM

I have a buddy with mutual friends of Kalil.  Apparently the Panthers figure is ridiculous.  Like $30M+ guaranteed.  And supposedly 5 years and $55M for the contract.  Which explains why the Vikings passed.  Because they aren't insane.   

 

That is just going off of what he heard from his friend.  So third hand knowledge here, but that is a WAY OVERPAY in my opinion.  I was hoping like 3 years and MAYBE $30M with about $15M guranteed.  Oops.


#42 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:15 AM

I don't think we ever had a shot with Whitworth or Kalil.

C'mon Reiff.


Why wouldn't we have a shot at Whitworth? Is there something I'm missing about the Rams?

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:27 AM

That seems bizarre to me that at this late stage of his career Whitworth would want to go to a hopeless team like the Rams. The contract doesn't seem overly ridiculous like the one Kalil got, although it is plenty healthy for a 35 year old. I would think the Vikings could have competed with that if he'd given them an opportunity.


#44 Mike Sixel

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:31 AM

 

That seems bizarre to me that at this late stage of his career Whitworth would want to go to a hopeless team like the Rams. The contract doesn't seem overly ridiculous like the one Kalil got, although it is plenty healthy for a 35 year old. I would think the Vikings could have competed with that if he'd given them an opportunity.

 

If I had to guess, Rick doesn't like older players....and he thinks he's smarter than everyone else about OL, which you'd think he would know better by now....

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:46 AM

 

That seems bizarre to me that at this late stage of his career Whitworth would want to go to a hopeless team like the Rams. The contract doesn't seem overly ridiculous like the one Kalil got, although it is plenty healthy for a 35 year old. I would think the Vikings could have competed with that if he'd given them an opportunity.

 

Looks like a pure money grab before his career is over IMO. 


#46 Mike Sixel

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:48 AM

Most FAs sign for the money. All the other stuff is the tie breaker (except in the rare "my family lives there" cases).

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#47 TheLeviathan

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:33 PM

 

Why wouldn't we have a shot at Whitworth? Is there something I'm missing about the Rams?

 

His age and his decisions for his family.  


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:35 PM

 

I have a buddy with mutual friends of Kalil.  Apparently the Panthers figure is ridiculous.  Like $30M+ guaranteed.  And supposedly 5 years and $55M for the contract.  Which explains why the Vikings passed.  Because they aren't insane.   

 

That is just going off of what he heard from his friend.  So third hand knowledge here, but that is a WAY OVERPAY in my opinion.  I was hoping like 3 years and MAYBE $30M with about $15M guranteed.  Oops.

 

Yeah, lots of people were talking one year deals and other nonsense.  If you're an OL free agent you WILL get paid this offseason.  The Vikes are one of about 25 teams with OL issues.


#49 Mike Sixel

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:28 PM

Apparently their plan is to let every good OL get signed by other teams....

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:37 PM

Yeah, sounds like Zeitler is off the board too.  


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:43 PM

 

Yeah, sounds like Zeitler is off the board too.  

 

Damn. Dude got PAID by the Browns. 5 year, $60 million deal with $31.5 million in guarantees


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:45 PM

 

Damn. Dude got PAID by the Browns. 5 year, $60 million deal with $31.5 million in guarantees

 

I've been saying back to the VJ days that OL is a league wide problem.  Even with 60M in room we're going to have a helluva time landing anyone.

 

Time to pony up quick, or we'll be cleaning up scraps.

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#53 Mike Sixel

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:57 PM

Locke rumored to the colts...add another spot needing filling....not that I loved Locke...

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#54 Mike Sixel

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 03:11 PM

Reiff to the vikings, is the rumor....

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 03:15 PM

 

Reiff to the vikings, is the rumor....

 

Awesome! 1 spot down, 3 more to go. 


#56 Mike Sixel

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 03:28 PM

Supposedly Ashlon Jeffrey turned down a multi year deal with the Vikes to sign a 1 year deal with the Eagles.

 

What does that say about Treadwell and/or Thielen?

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#57 TheLeviathan

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:19 PM

It's definitely a bad thing for Treadwell.  Good that we snagged Reiff.

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#58 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:40 PM

His age and his decisions for his family.


Can you expand on that? I'm not trying to be argumentative, I don't know why these things would favor the Rams over the Vikings.
He's from Louisiana, so it's not a proximity to family thing.

#59 Mike Sixel

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:51 PM

Okung huge money to the Chargers......

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#60 TheLeviathan

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 05:12 PM

 

Can you expand on that? I'm not trying to be argumentative, I don't know why these things would favor the Rams over the Vikings.
He's from Louisiana, so it's not a proximity to family thing.

 

That was just speculation, I have no idea what would motivate him personally.  I just doubt we were ever on the phone with him or trying to sign him.  So I doubt we'd have had a shot without coveting him right out of the gate.