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#1 Mike Sixel

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 02:40 PM

Well, AP will likely be a FA March 9.....

 

I'd probably take a flyer on Jamaal Charles, or a 4th round pick for this coming year, to go with McKinnon.

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I remain hopeful on Buxton and Sano.....but I'd not bet the franchise on them.


#2 Vanimal46

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 02:53 PM

It's well beyond time to move on from him. Good luck to whoever signs him. 

Jamaal Charles would be a worthy gamble. The RBs in the draft are supposed to be pretty strong, so I think they could find their next feature back in the draft this year. 


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 02:55 PM

Good riddance.  I want to see what Patterson can do as a RB next season, and have them invest in a strong O-line

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 02:57 PM

 

Good riddance.  I want to see what Patterson can do as a RB next season, and have them invest in a strong O-line

 

Interesting idea, I suppose it would be like Ty Montgomery with GB last year. He's not exactly the ideal build but he's quick. And it would minimize his biggest issue which appears to be struggling to nail the technicalities of being a wideout.


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 03:09 PM

I'd be intrigued to see if Patterson has the vision to read blocks and make it as a RB... He's shown he can do that on kick returns, but it's much different to see the blocks 10+ yards away off a kickoff than 3+ yards away out of the shotgun. 


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 03:33 PM

 

Good riddance.  I want to see what Patterson can do as a RB next season, and have them invest in a strong O-line

 

Rumor has it they don't think they'll be signing Patterson, as others will pay more....I don't like that decision.

I remain hopeful on Buxton and Sano.....but I'd not bet the franchise on them.


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 03:51 PM

 

Good riddance.  I want to see what Patterson can do as a RB next season, and have them invest in a strong O-line

I kind of love the idea. Patterson runs like a beast after the catch and doesn't shy from contact. I think he could actually thrive in the role. He reminds me a bit of Percy Harvin with his ability to run after the catch. I always wished they would have put Harvin in the backfield more.


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 04:59 PM

Step one for a successful offseason complete. I wasn't 100% sure this would happen.
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Posted 28 February 2017 - 05:36 PM

 

Step one for a successful offseason complete. I wasn't 100% sure this would happen.

Step 1 mostly complete--addition by subtraction--there needs to be a bit more.

 

Step 2 rebuild the O line by using the cash saved from subtracted players.

 

Step 3 Obtain a multi-function back.  One who runs, blocks, catches passes, and doesn't turn the ball over.


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 06:02 PM

Any intriguing late-round backs in the draft?

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 06:04 PM

 

Any intriguing late-round backs in the draft?

 

Quite a few, but knowing who is going to be late round or not is hard to tell until after the combine.

 

I was all about Kamara but it appears the rest of the NFL saw it too and he's projected to be a first rounder now.  But if he slid to our second round pick, I'd be really upset if we passed on him.

 

But this RB class is really, really deep.

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#12 Mike Sixel

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 09:01 AM

 

Quite a few, but knowing who is going to be late round or not is hard to tell until after the combine.

 

I was all about Kamara but it appears the rest of the NFL saw it too and he's projected to be a first rounder now.  But if he slid to our second round pick, I'd be really upset if we passed on him.

 

But this RB class is really, really deep.

 

Agreed, they should get a good/decent guy to pair with McKinnon in round 3 or 4 "easily". Lots of backs this year.

I remain hopeful on Buxton and Sano.....but I'd not bet the franchise on them.


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:20 AM

Just throwing this out there.... Does anyone have interest in Eddie Lacy? There's a minimal chance he's getting a multi-year contract, given the constant battle with his weight the last 2 years. When healthy and motivated, he is a solid goal line back and someone you could trust running between the tackles. 


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 11:55 AM

Nope, I want a multi-dimensional guy.  I'm not sinking 5-6M into a goal line back.


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 12:01 PM

I just want to concentrate on the passing game, starting with better protection on the line obviously. It seems to me useful running backs tend to magically appear on your roster out of the blue once you get a decent 0-line and a passing game to keep the defense honest.

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 02:14 PM

is peterson gonna switch to baseball? otherwise i don't get the relevance. 


#17 Mike Sixel

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 02:28 PM

 

is peterson gonna switch to baseball? otherwise i don't get the relevance. 

 

In the vikings' forum?

I remain hopeful on Buxton and Sano.....but I'd not bet the franchise on them.


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 02:50 PM

 

In the vikings' forum?

well, i was on "twins daily" and its "forums" section had a story on the vikings. just now there's one on the t-wolves. is that how the site is supposed to work? (not trying to be snarky ... just curious.)


#19 Mike Sixel

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 03:30 PM

 

well, i was on "twins daily" and its "forums" section had a story on the vikings. just now there's one on the t-wolves. is that how the site is supposed to work? (not trying to be snarky ... just curious.)

 

the right hand side has links to any stories on the forums. If you click on the list of all forums, you will see several that are not about the Twins.....

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 10:06 PM

I think Latavius Murray would be a perfect fit. All around back and a great pass blocker. That would be a sight for sore eyes around here.