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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is funny...

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Updated: Adrian Peterson working on pass-catching skills, and other #Saints OTA observations


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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

disaacs wrote:
This is funny...

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Updated: Adrian Peterson working on pass-catching skills, and other #Saints OTA observations


https://www.twitter.com/LarryHolder

He's about 10 years too late for it to matter.
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Former NFL running back Michael Bennett will spend the next five years in prison, after pleading no contest to felony charges of burglary and identity theft.

According to Filipa Ioannou of the San Francisco Chronicle, the 38-year-old Bennett took out $225,000 in loans in the name of his girlfriend’s parents. He broke into their home to steal paperwork he used to steal their identities and apply for the loans. At the time of the incident, he was on probation in Florida for a wire fraud incident.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/05/26/former-nfl-running-back-michael-bennett-gets-five-years-in-prison/
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Former Vikings running back Matt Asiata has agreed to terms with the Lions, who worked him out early this month.

He joins a depth chart in Detroit that also includes Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick, Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/05/27/lions-add-matt-asiata-to-running-back-depth-chart/
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't care much for the signing. Wouldn't be surprised if he's cut before the season starts.

He's a limited player at RB. Maybe Detroit wants him for ST purposes?
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Titans coach Mike Mularkey announced that Matt Cassel injured his right thumb on Tuesday and will have a pin surgically implanted to repair the issue. He’s expected to be out of action for six weeks as a result, which will keep him out of the remaining OTAs and the mandatory minicamp in June but should leave him healthy in time for training camp. Cassel re-signed with the Titans in March to serve as the No. 2 quarterback for the second straight year.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/05/31/matt-cassel-out-six-weeks-with-thumb-injury/
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Well, Page has some records that can’t be broken. Like when he was the first defender to be named NFL MVP in 1971 by the Associated Press. He was also the first active NFL player to complete a marathon when he did so in 1979.


http://www.startribune.com/danielle-hunter-learns-of-breaking-an-alan-page-record-while-meeting-vikings-legend/425779793/

I certainly knew about the NFL MVP...but I did not know the marathon thing. That's amazing.
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I certainly knew about the NFL MVP...but I did not know the marathon thing. That's amazing.

oh yes, that was a big conflict between Page and Bud Grant. because Page's training for long distance running had him losing significant weight, which Grant didn't want.
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This year Cordarelle Patterson signed with the Raiders, and they think they’re going to turn him into that big-play receiver he failed to become in Minnesota. Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing said there’s limitless potential for Patterson in Oakland’s offense.

Downing: “He’s a fun tool. I won’t speak too much about how he was used in the past; that’s somebody else’s job. But I can tell you that we’re going to have fun looking for ways to get him involved in the offense. He’s a big, strong, physical, dynamic-with-the-ball-in-his-hands type player, and we’re excited to see what he can do for us.”

Special-teams coordinator Brad Seely: “We’re excited about him. We’re really happy he’s on our roster. Obviously, in Minnesota, he was an outstanding returner. We feel like he can bring that to our table. He also can be a coverage guy for us on punt team. And it always comes down to how much offense is he going to play. We want to keep our guys as fresh as possible and balance with getting as many reps out of them as we can.”

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/06/15/raiders-have-big-plans-for-cordarrelle-patterson/
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The above article begs the question...which is more likely:

Cordarrelle Patterson becomes a big-play receiver

or

Adrian becomes a threat catching the ball out of the backfield?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

disaacs wrote:
The above article begs the question...which is more likely:

Cordarrelle Patterson becomes a big-play receiver

or

Adrian becomes a threat catching the ball out of the backfield?

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Patterson
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always love the "just get him the ball" or "get him the ball in space" argument.

Last year he had more touches than any year of his career. Yet all he managed was a league worst 8.7 yards per catch, a career low in rushing average, and only 2 touchdowns.

The Vikings got him the ball, they got it to him in space, and he did relatively nothing with it.

The Raiders got themselved an elite kick returner and special teams player. But that's it. Heck, twitter videos from the Raiders's mini camp show that the guy still can't run a clean route.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oakland has more offensive talent around him so maaybee Patterson "breaks out".

His 2016 campaign where he did "relatively nothing" certainly exceeded my expectations.

If they can get an elite special teams player out of him though I think it'll be enough to warrant a contract extension.
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In one of the final decisions of the 2016-17 school year, the school board voted to change the name of Minneapolis’ Ramsey Middle School to Justice Page Middle School.


http://vikingswire.usatoday.com/2017/06/16/minneapolis-middle-school-renamed-after-former-vikings-great-supreme-court-justice-alan-page/
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, that's a true legacy....
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