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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:57 am    Post subject: Vikings sign Latavius Murray (#25) Reply with quote

Minnesota Vikings‏ @Vikings
We have signed RB Latavius Murray (@LataviusM).

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Game on.


Now just imagine how stacked this team will be opening day with some new toys from the draft. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting quandary....you can't give Murray #28, can you?!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wobby interview: http://www.vikings.com/media-vault/videos/Murray_Youve_Got_To_Have_A_Nose_For_The_End_Zone/e8cf4230-2fa5-49b1-b9dc-9d38d44b99d4
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After the #84 fiasco with Patterson and how that turned out.. at the end of the era, let's just give the guy a new number.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just realized in the last 2 years he has 20 more receptions than Patterson...

Makes up for his and Asiata's production on the offensive side of the ball. 2 for 1.

He also did this splitting time with 2 other RB's... We will see how this plays out..
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Murray now has a connection with each of the three top QBs from the 2014 draft who are still in the league.
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Murray’s pass protecting ability was rated third best in the NFL.

http://www.1500espn.com/vikings-2/2017/03/free-agent-running-back-latavius-murray-fit-vikings-offense/
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This makes me happy lol.
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Not a bad move. Murray leaves a lot to be wanted, but by no means is he a bad back. Good blocker, good receiver, more of a thumper than McKinnon, and had something like 12 TD's this past season. It also completely opens us up with drafting a RB, because we no longer really need it to be a draft priority, but Murray isn't the type of guy who would prevent you from grabbing a guy early if someone is there that is intriguing.
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Awesome signing.

Hope this means the end of Peterson. Love the player but it's time to move on.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NorthCountryEvo wrote:
Not a bad move. Murray leaves a lot to be wanted, but by no means is he a bad back. Good blocker, good receiver, more of a thumper than McKinnon, and had something like 12 TD's this past season. It also completely opens us up with drafting a RB, because we no longer really need it to be a draft priority, but Murray isn't the type of guy who would prevent you from grabbing a guy early if someone is there that is intriguing.

12 TDs on under 200 carries. Probably an outlier, but still good to see production like that.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still think Peterson will be back on an one year incentive deal.
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98TillInfinity wrote:
I still think Peterson will be back on an one year incentive deal.


I think he's done. He really doesn't add much value to a team and he's completely delusional.
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Good signing. He obviously isn't a star RB, but he is young and his best years are probably still ahead of him.

Pros -
Athletic Freak. You don't see many 6'3 235 backs in the nfl
Straight line speed. Legit 4.4 guy. Long strider but if gets in the open field, watch out.
Good pass protector.
Great around the Goaline.
Decent check down option for the qb
A pros pro. Great team guy, always says the right things.


Cons -
Doesn't play as physical as his monstrous frame suggests.
Frustratingly, goes down on first contact too much.
Won't make many people miss.
Doesn't have great hands.
Seemingly has trouble reading his blocks.
Much like AP, he's not a great runner from the shotgun.
Has a injury history, including two scary looking concussions. Another bad one could be it for him

I hope he does well. I personally Will miss Tay Train, even though a decent amount of Raider fans won't.
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