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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uncle Buck wrote:
El Raymundo wrote:
I thought it was a slam dunk first round. We went in with needs at four positions and filled three of them with first rounders. Pretty hard to complain about that.

Now I want us to sign Brian Urlacher. I don't even care if he plays. A good friend of mine here in VA is a huge Bears fan and has a pug named Urlacher, as well as a newborn son. I want to buy the kid a Vikings jersey with Urlacher on the back and then taunt him about his dog.


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When my kid out grew his petterson jersey i put it on my pug Very Happy
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Klomp


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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some good reviews here: http://youtu.be/7PYjwvVktFo
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Tanier, smart guy and fantastic writer, with the best set of draft grades you'll find: http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/46341626

The format:

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Most experts assign A through F grades. What is this, 1957? My grades are based on the concept of differentiated instruction, a principle that recognizes that different students (or teams) have different needs that require different strategies. The 49ers and Raiders are both trying to "get better" in the draft, but that means something different to the inches-from-a-championship 49ers than it does to the boat-bailing Raiders. They set out to accomplish different things in the draft and should be evaluated on different terms.

My grades use a also use a three-point holistic rubric to assess each team along three distinct spectrums: Finding Talent, Meeting Needs and Using Resources. Talent is the pure amount of high-quality manpower acquired. Needs are both specific (a starting left tackle) and broad (set the tone for a new coaching staff). Resources are the picks the team had and the trades it was involved in: getting three players in the top 100 is not that impressive if you have seven of the top 100 picks.

Teams are given Outstanding, Satisfactory or Needs Improvement scores in each category. Finally the team is given one overall evaluation: Advanced, Proficient or Remediation. Each team capsule looks like the kind or report card any parent of a kindergartner should easily recognize.


The Vikings report card:

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Finds Talent: Outstanding. Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes and Cordarrelle Patterson were on many top-15 lists.

Meets Needs: Satisfactory. The three first-rounders all meet clear needs. The Vikings took punter Jeff Locke in the fifth round, which got someone to switch off the game console and hit the gym but was not a good use of the pick. Also, while Toby Gerhart is a swell backup, the Vikings should have grabbed some speed and versatility for their backfield in the event Adrian Peterson runs himself into the ground while carrying the franchise on his shoulders.

Uses Resources: Outstanding. Trading up for a third first-round pick was a bold move. The Vikings then made the seventh round count with players like linebacker Michael Mauti and defensive lineman Everett Dawkins. Some teams should gamble in the late rounds, but the Vikings did their gambling earlier and needed some scaffolding.

Final Assessment: Advanced. The Vikings have not switched into "a player away from the Super Bowl" mode, because they are not a player away. They are many players away, and they may have just gotten three of them.


List of teams scoring "Advanced": Bengals, Steelers, Packers, Vikings, Cardinals, 49ers, Seahawks
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish every teacher understood that concept....nice wrietup.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a must read!

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000167080/article/vikings-build-through-draft-under-rick-spielman-leslie-frazier
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MINNESOTA VIKINGS: The Vikings pulled off an unlikely triple play by landing three elite prospects in the first round -- the result of general manager Rick Spielman's ability to cleverly manipulate the draft board. Sharrif Floyd is a disruptive interior defender capable of manning the point at the 1- and 3-technique positions. He collapses the pocket with force, displaying enough athleticism to get to the quarterback up the gut. Xavier Rhodes is a big, physical corner with the size and athleticism to be effective in a press or Cover 2 scheme. Rhodes' size will encourage the Vikings to line him up against the big-bodied receivers (such as Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall) dominating the NFC North. Cordarrelle Patterson is an explosive vertical threat with the speed and burst to blow past defenders on the turf. With Adrian Peterson in the backfield and veteran Greg Jennings functioning as the No. 1 receiver, Patterson should feast on single coverage on the outside. If Patterson can master the go-route, post and comeback, he could wind up leading the NFL in yards per catch as a rookie. GRADE: A+

http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/0ap1000000167092/article/2013-nfl-draft-vikings-rams-steelers-earn-top-grades
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^Good read. Frazier has really grown on me.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fishtanked wrote:
This is a must read!

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000167080/article/vikings-build-through-draft-under-rick-spielman-leslie-frazier

it's Week 2! fire Frazier now!

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Vikings' 2013 Rookie Class




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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baca sweats a lot
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kluwe and Locke could not be more different in the physical image they portray outward.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CP still smiling!
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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CP still smiling!

That is how we will track his satisfaction in being a Viking. The moment he stops smiling... trade him for a first, seventh, and a third the following year Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Klomp wrote:
Baca sweats a lot

you would too, if you were a 6th round pick...

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baca has a strange looking body type, in addition to the goofy hair (not that hair matters, but he needs a haircut, maybe he should talk to Jared). Baca just doesnt appear to be in that great of shape, as evident by being drenched in sweat. Hopefully a strong camp from him, can make him lose some weight in the gut and hopefully add more strength to the lower body.
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