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Freakout


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[UMN] wrote:
vikingsrule wrote:
The Vikes are saying the right things to keep the value as high as possible.

or if they want to keep him. I don't see anything in his statements that suggest a trade is coming.


It is really a big gamble in trading him. That would be putting all your eggs in a basket and would force Spielman into landing one of the top free agent receivers. That is a ballsy risk since you can't dictate what a free agent decides to do and that isn't counting their own teams tossing a franchise tag on them.

Dwayne Bowe - Andy Reid in Kansas City really changes things. Just look at how he handled the DeSean Jackson situation.

Greg Jennings - Green Bay very well may let him walk but he really does not fit into the approach Spielman has taken in terms of signing young free agents.

Mike Wallace - He is Big Ben's #1 target. He was targeted 119 times. I just find it hard to believe that they let him go. They need to put all their resources into fixing that aging defense.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It is really a big gamble in trading him. That would be putting all your eggs in a basket and would force Spielman into landing one of the top free agent receivers.


I don't think it forces Rick to do anything in free agency.
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Klomp wrote:
Freakout wrote:
It is really a big gamble in trading him. That would be putting all your eggs in a basket and would force Spielman into landing one of the top free agent receivers.


I don't think it forces Rick to do anything in free agency.


So you would be fine with putting all your hopes on a rookie WR? I find that crazy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freakout wrote:
Klomp wrote:
Freakout wrote:
It is really a big gamble in trading him. That would be putting all your eggs in a basket and would force Spielman into landing one of the top free agent receivers.


I don't think it forces Rick to do anything in free agency.


So you would be fine with putting all your hopes on a rookie WR? I find that crazy.


I didn't say that either.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time of the year wen draft picks get overvalued n actual good players get undervalued. Rick is saying all the right things regardless of what they do with Percy. Percy always played slot cuz he was far n away our best slot. Now that we realized that Wright is solid in the slot we can kick Percy out n get an added net benefit by starting both plus our drafted WR in 1st/2nd round.

I dont think we get a "big" WR via Free Agency
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Klomp wrote:
Freakout wrote:
Klomp wrote:
Freakout wrote:
It is really a big gamble in trading him. That would be putting all your eggs in a basket and would force Spielman into landing one of the top free agent receivers.

I don't think it forces Rick to do anything in free agency.

So you would be fine with putting all your hopes on a rookie WR? I find that crazy.

I didn't say that either.

what are you suggesting then? roll with Simpson/Jenkins/Wright again?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just because you draft a WR high, doesn't mean you're "putting all your hopes" on him. Not when you have 28.

If I were to trade Harvin, I would draft someone in the first or second and probably sign someone along the lines of Barden or Ogletree, much like the Simpson signing this year.

Rookie/FA/Wright/Simpson/Jenkins
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Klomp wrote:
Just because you draft a WR high, doesn't mean you're "putting all your hopes" on him. Not when you have 28.

If I were to trade Harvin, I would draft someone in the first or second and probably sign someone along the lines of Barden or Ogletree, much like the Simpson signing this year.

Rookie/FA/Wright/Simpson/Jenkins


I'd be really surprised if either Jenkins or Simpson was on this team next year.
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I'd be really surprised if either Jenkins or Simpson was on this team next year.


The way Ponder was campaigning for Simpson, I wouldn't be. Certainly not as a top 2 receiver on the team, but as a 3 or 4 would be fine
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't mind Harvin, Wright, and Simpson but we do need to add another receiver that can also stretch the field and be physical.
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I don't mind Harvin, Wright, and Simpson but we do need to add another receiver that can also stretch the field and be physical.


We need a receiver who is a strong route runner all over the field and has good hands.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vikingsrule wrote:
Vikefan79 wrote:
I don't mind Harvin, Wright, and Simpson but we do need to add another receiver that can also stretch the field and be physical.


We need a receiver who is a strong route runner all over the field and has good hands.


You mean like Jennings?
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perrynoid wrote:
vikingsrule wrote:
Vikefan79 wrote:
I don't mind Harvin, Wright, and Simpson but we do need to add another receiver that can also stretch the field and be physical.


We need a receiver who is a strong route runner all over the field and has good hands.


You mean like Jennings?


Someone like Jennings. It may not be Jennings though, money will obviously control that decision.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AQuintus wrote:
Klomp wrote:
Just because you draft a WR high, doesn't mean you're "putting all your hopes" on him. Not when you have 28.

If I were to trade Harvin, I would draft someone in the first or second and probably sign someone along the lines of Barden or Ogletree, much like the Simpson signing this year.

Rookie/FA/Wright/Simpson/Jenkins


I'd be really surprised if either Jenkins or Simpson was on this team next year.


Spielman has stated he wants him back next year..the nerve issue he had really affected his speed and cutting ability and was never fully healthy
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Spielman has stated he wants him back next year..the nerve issue he had really affected his speed and cutting ability and was never fully healthy


In that case, I'd go Percy (or FA WR, if he's traded) and a 2nd round WR (Rogers, Woods, or Hamilton) starting, Wright in the slot, and Simpson and a late round WR (Marcus Davis) as rotation players.

That wouldn't be too bad.
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