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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: When people say dreams don't come true, tell them about Rudy Reply with quote



He also wants to remain a long-term part of the Vikings. Rudolph, who has one year left on his four-year, $3.9 million rookie contract, reiterated that he hopes this offseason to sign an extension.

"It's something that I really want to do," he said. "I've been extremely happy here in Minnesota. ... I truly feel like we have the best organization in football, and I'd love to play my whole career here. I love the (Twin Cities) and I want to stay here. Hopefully, that's something we can get done this offseason."


http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_25477372/vikings-kyle-rudolph-says-hes-nfls-best-tight
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Then he should show he can be a consistent weapon and get open downfield. Hopefully Turner's offense will get the most out of him, although he isn't the athlete that Gates and Jordan Cameron are.

I think Vikings fans really overrate Rudolph for the most part. He has ridiculous hands, but he doesn't create separation and hasn't shown the ability to stretch the field...outside of a Pro Bowl game.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wcblack34 wrote:
Then he should show he can be a consistent weapon and get open downfield. Hopefully Turner's offense will get the most out of him, although he isn't the athlete that Gates and Jordan Cameron are.

I think Vikings fans really overrate Rudolph for the most part. He has ridiculous hands, but he doesn't create separation and hasn't shown the ability to stretch the field...outside of a Pro Bowl game.


Your are causing me to think to hard!! When I think this hard at this hour in the afternoon, I get a headache, and should probably take a nap!! Laughing (There may be a retirement home in my near future!!)

I wonder...is separation crucial with a tight end who is as strong as Rudolph, with those ridiculous hands?? When we have Patterson who can stretch the field, I think Rudolph will be needed underneath, as well as crucial in the redzone.
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I think Rudolph's problems have mostly been related to health and not having a commanding intermediate level qb.

I wound extend Rudolph now before he breaks out like GB did with jordy Nelson.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's mutually beneficial to wait on an extension for
Rudolph.

True, if he plays well this year, and plays all year, his price would go up. On the flip side, I wouldn't feel comfortable extending Rudy to a meaningful extension given his propensity for injury at the moment and I don't believe He would accept a low ball extension currently.
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wcblack34 wrote:
Then he should show he can be a consistent weapon and get open downfield. Hopefully Turner's offense will get the most out of him, although he isn't the athlete that Gates and Jordan Cameron are.

I think Vikings fans really overrate Rudolph for the most part. He has ridiculous hands, but he doesn't create separation and hasn't shown the ability to stretch the field...outside of a Pro Bowl game.


Having a real quarterback might help.
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Having a real quarterback might help.

it certainly wouldn't hurt, but let's remember that Rudolph was Ponder's favorite target.

oh those pesky facts....
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I can't wait to see what Norv can do with Rudolph. Hopefully we can finally establish the deep seam passing game.
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I can't wait to see what Norv can do with Rudolph. Hopefully we can finally establish the deep seam passing game.


We've lacked a QB who can make those throws. Cassel showed flashes of it last year. I think Ponder struggled most throwing across the middle of the field with zip. You cant hit those seam routes in the NFL if youre not getting the ball there in a hurry.
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vikingsrule wrote:
Heimdallr wrote:
I can't wait to see what Norv can do with Rudolph. Hopefully we can finally establish the deep seam passing game.


We've lacked a QB who can make those throws. Cassel showed flashes of it last year. I think Ponder struggled most throwing across the middle of the field with zip. You cant hit those seam routes in the NFL if youre not getting the ball there in a hurry.


While tat may be true, I don't think Rudolph has shown the athleticism to get open on those seam routes.
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vike daddy wrote:
Uncle Buck wrote:
Having a real quarterback might help.

it certainly wouldn't hurt, but let's remember that Rudolph was Ponder's favorite target.

oh those pesky facts....


Like the fact that when he played with a legit QB he was pro bowl MVP.

Yes, those pesky facts
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I love his confidence though. hopefully he backs it up this year!
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Snake Plissken wrote:
vike daddy wrote:
Uncle Buck wrote:
Having a real quarterback might help.

it certainly wouldn't hurt, but let's remember that Rudolph was Ponder's favorite target.

oh those pesky facts....


Like the fact that when he played with a legit QB he was pro bowl MVP.

Yes, those pesky facts


Wait, are you actually trying to use a glorified game of flag football as justification for handing out a high dollar contract?
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He has Jason Witten potential. If he get a solid QB he will be fine.
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He's going to have a monster year with Norv behind the scenes. I'm expecting a nice resigning before this season is over.
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