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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If that's the case he's gone. He's not going to be paid more than a left tackle. Even an average one like Beatty.


Average LT signed before free agency versus a top 5 RT testing free agency. I think its very plausible that he sees that kind of money and I agree with you. If that's the case, he probably isnt worth a big contract.

Seems like there should be several round 3 RTs to choose from. Sure you could argue that losing Loadholt creates a hole, but the money saved from not getting in a bidding war could possibly yield two starters on the free agent market.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As long as they don't just pocket the money like the pohlads......I'd they let guys walk, just the draft alone will not be enough to improve the team.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'd they let guys walk, just the draft alone will not be enough to improve the team.

are me missing a verb here or something...?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stupid tiny phone and no reading glasses.......
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting piece on Loadholt

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The best part of Phil Loadholt’s game, by a wide margin, is his ability to block on the backside of the inside zone play. If he’s blocking a down lineman, he does a good job of washing down three-techniques out of their gaps and giving Adrian Peterson big cutback lanes. If he has to come off linebackers he can do that as well. Considering inside zone is the Vikings base play, he's very valuable to them.

The problem is that when Loadholt is on the front side of running plays, he has the worst case of Fred Flintstone feet I’ve ever seen in my life. He takes 37 steps to move a yard-and-a-half. You always hear offensive line coaches talk about taking short, choppy steps out of your stance ... but this is ridiculous. The goal is to get your second step in the ground before contact. There are times on outside zones where Loadholt takes five or six steps before engaging the defensive end. The result is that he chops his feet in place until the defender engages him on the wrong side of the line of scrimmage. Now Loadholt is big and strong, so sometimes he’s able to move the defender despite this, but more often than not he ends up in a stalemate with his man in the backfield.


The article continues on to talk about him in pass pro.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope we keep Phil. If it doesn't work out then Spielman needs to be talking to Eric Winston's agent.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd really hope we sign him before Free Agency begins.

Players can start talking to agents at midnight tonight, right?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'd really hope we sign him before Free Agency begins.

Players can start talking to agents at midnight tonight, right?


Tomorrow I believe.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think teams can start talking to agents at 4PM EST tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want the Vikes to resign Loadholt badly, but I think some other team is going to overpay for him & they wont be able to pay him that much.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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As the Bears attempt to bolster their offensive line, they’re looking to weaken a division rival’s by possibly making an early run at Minnesota’s Phil Loadholt.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/12/bears-hot-on-vikings-right-tackle-phil-loadholt/

I found out it was posted just before me in the offseason thread, but since we already have a Loadholt thread, I'm just going to go ahead and leave it here.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as disappointing as Loadholt is at times, i do hope we keep him. having to fill that position, along with so many others, isn't ideal.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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as disappointing as Loadholt is at times, i do hope we keep him. having to fill that position, along with so many others, isn't ideal.


I agree, just some more background, the Vikings don't want to go over $5 mil/year, very few RT's make more than $5 mil/year most are below that. I could see the Vikings going up to $6 mil/year, but I doubt Bears will offer much more for him.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tom Pelissero ‏@TomPelissero
I'm hearing the #Vikings also are close to a deal with Phil Loadholt.

https://twitter.com/TomPelissero/status/311545411217268736

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Sorry Chicago, your line will stay porous.
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