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  1. 12purplepride28's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_bleed_purple
    12PP, I thin khe meant have either VJ or bowe, not both.
    Oh haha, got me there. Not sure what I was thinking.
  2. i_bleed_purple's Avatar
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    12PP, I thin khe meant have either VJ or bowe, not both.
  3. 12purplepride28's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_bleed_purple
    If you were GM, you'd hire a new GM?
    Read the first sentence of his post.

    "My 2 cents.... If i was the Owner"

    Btw bleedpurple, no way we get Bowe AND Vjax. We'll be lucky to get one of them.
  4. i_bleed_purple's Avatar
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    If you were GM, you'd hire a new GM?
  5. bleedpurple's Avatar
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    My 2 cents.... If i was the Owner

    Hire the player personnel guy from the packers to GM our team. or Parcels?

    Fire the coaching staff with the exception of:

    DL coach, strength coach, QB coach?, receivers coach

    Ideal coachs would be Fischer, Crennel, Chudzinski for HC

    Personnel

    DL is cool
    Target a receiver in FA.. Bowe, V. Jackson, S. Johnson
    Target CB's Finnegan, Grimes and Tyvonne Branch at Safety

    (We should claimed Jared Gaither off of waivers btw.)

    Draft: assuming we get a receiver, and CB or safety

    #3- if Khalil is there take him.

    if not, trade back with either skins, browns, for a swap of 1st round picks, and their second and 4th round pick (according to the trade chart)

    at 4 (Jonathan Martin OT Stanford or claiborne CB LSU,)
    at 6 (Martin, Reiff OT Iowa, or claiborne (if he's still there)
    2nd round pick, Safety, LB, CB
    3rd round LB, OG
    4th - 7th needs RB (speedy/Shifty), LB, S, CB, DT, WR, KR/PR BPA, .

    Hutch, reduce contract or let walk/retire
    Ej, thank him for service and let walk
    abdullah, walk
    Put Greenway on notice he needs to get better or potential reduce $$/trade $10 mill for a LB who can't cover is entirely too much.

    Griff, reduce contract and give him a try out at safety
    Bring Cook back
    Asher - let walk or sign to a low contract as a 5th corner
    Camarillo cut
    Jenkins cut

    Move Charlie Johnson to OG, Loadholt needs to get better but he's too tall to play guard, RG (Herrara, Drafted OG), LG Johnson, LT Reiff/Martin


    All these moves should make the starting roster look like this

    Qb
    Ponder/Webb/Rosenfels

    WR
    1. Bowe/V.Jax/S.Johnson 2. Harvin 3. Aramashodu

    RB
    Peterson(inj), Gerhart(inj)/Harvin(hybrid, change of pace)/Rook

    TE
    Rudolph 2. Reisner

    OL
    Martin/Reiff 2. Charlie J. 3. Sullivan 4. Herrera/Rook 5. Loadholt

    FB (based on set)
    Dimperio/TE


    Defense (hybrid 4/3 3/4)
    DL
    Allen, Williams, Ayodele/Ballard, robison

    LB
    Greenway, Rook/Brinkley, Henderson, Griffin (depending on set)

    CB
    Winfield/Claiborne (if drafted), Finnegan/Grimes, Winfield/Cook

    S
    Branch/Rook, C.Griffin/Sanford (yuck)/Raymond(yuck)

    HC
    Fischer/Chudzinski/Crennel?/up and commer

    GM
    McKennzie (packers), Parcels

    that's what I would do.. or some portion therof...
  6. Johnson14's Avatar
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    Nice work my friend!

    I agree with most of it, if not all.

    I think Loadholt is a player and will make that RT his own, agree with the goings pretty much too, like D'Impeiro and Booker.

    People may call me crazy but I think DeGeare has the potential and ability to take over Hutch's spot.

    Nice blog dude
  7. 12purplepride28's Avatar
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    Camarillo has only been with us two seasons. That's my contribution. But nothing I really disagree with here. Good work.
  8. kevoncox's Avatar
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    EJ is a free agent
  9. i_bleed_purple's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevoncox
    I liked some of your moves...
    In the draft however, I believe addressing Saftey or LB in the 2nd in important.
    I beliee Henderson is gone because we have a Darn good back up for him. I would like to see us get Vontez Burfict from ASU and take a long look at Ray Ray Armstrong From Miamiami in the 3rd or 4th. 6'4 4.5 forty with a 38 inch vert is my kinda saftey. Problem is he wasn't a huge play maker this season. I say take gamble
    I don't know what EJ's contract status is, so I see it hard to just cut ties with him without actually having a replacement on roster or available to pick up. He'll be one to go in the next 2-3 years for sure. If he's a UFA this season, then it makes the most sense to let him walk now.
  10. kevoncox's Avatar
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    I liked some of your moves...
    In the draft however, I believe addressing Saftey or LB in the 2nd in important.
    I beliee Henderson is gone because we have a Darn good back up for him. I would like to see us get Vontez Burfict from ASU and take a long look at Ray Ray Armstrong From Miamiami in the 3rd or 4th. 6'4 4.5 forty with a 38 inch vert is my kinda saftey. Problem is he wasn't a huge play maker this season. I say take gamble
  11. i_bleed_purple's Avatar
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    Part 2:

    Surprise retentions:

    A few players that some might think are on the hotseat will make the cut this year.

    Loadholt: An obvious candidate. He has played like a slower version of McKinnie. After a fairly impressive rookie season (blocking for Favre... who woulda thunk it), he has declined every season since. But all is not lost. If only there was a position on the line where a 340 lb monster of a man could succeed. A position where lateral mobility isn't quite as important as technique and strength. Wait... there is! It's Guard. Loadholt has the physical ability to play the position, and since he's still under contract, what harm is there in letting him try? Worst case, he doesn't work out and we either replace him or keep him at RT. Best case, we get a good Guard

    Charlie Johnson: See Loadholt.

    Hussein Abdullah: After having a pretty good season in '10, he's stepped backwards this season. However, you get more than one chance to show you deserve to play. Can't ignore his good season, and due to the incredible lack of depth in the secondary, Abdullah gets to stay.


    Draft:
    Now, of course this will be very dependent on who is available where we pick, but if realistic, we should make an effort to get

    Kalil.
    Blackmon(If Kalil is taken)
    Ashton Jeffrey (If we get Kalil)
    LaMichael James (If he's available in the mid-3) as a Booker replacement.
    An athletic Corner
    Safety
    G
    T
    WR
    Athletic LB

    In no particular order, Ideally, take BPA as we draft. I'd love to see a faster LB come here who has the range and skill to be a big playmaker for us. G/T are obvious needs, as is safety and corner. I'd like a tall, athletic corner to join our secondary. Enough of these 5'10, 180 lb guys who run a 4.7. Get someone with the physical skills to be a playmaker. It works.


    Free Agents.
    Easy to say pick the top 5 best players and be done, but we can't do that. This season I don't plan on being a big player in the FA market. A few depth signings, and if we can get one big player, fantastic, but I'm not going to throw too much at him and jeopardize the teams development.

    Blocking FB. Sorry if you believe FB is a dead position, I do not. a good FB can help establish some rhythm and get your team moving. I think Gerhart in the I behind a big blocking FB would be a painful thing for other teams to defend. I'm saying this assuming AP isn't 100% recovered by the preseason. We will be running AP less this year than any other year, there's no way around it. Gerhart will have an expanded role with the team. Gerhart is no AP though, he's a guy who can put his head down and churn out a few yards. However, as we saw if we can get him a hole, he can get some steam going and turn what would be a 4 yard run into a 9 yard run. A FB that can take that extra LB off him and give him a bit more space can really help us. Lord knows our OL hasn't been able to regularly do that.

    IF a guy like Bowe/V-Jax is available, I'll make a push to get him. Perhaps drive up the price a bit for some other team, but I wouldn't get in a bidding war with a team who's a receiver away from making a real push as contenders. We have far too many holes that need filling to be doing that. Furthermore, the last thing we need is a big-name rental player. We need someone comitted to the team who will be a part of the Vikings for the next 5+ years. I'm not certain VJ is that guy. Bowe might. Absolutely staying away from Desean Jackson. We already have our speedy Yac guy with Harvin, A bigger target is more along the lines of what we need.

    This would be a good time to get a safety who has played alright coming off his first contract. A corner if one who matches my ideal build comes available, and perhaps a big-name OL player. Other than that, just small signings.


    Will this make us contenders for 2012? No. Will we make a push to the superbowl? No..

    What it will do is help establish a base of talent and coaching that will allow us to grow in 2013 and potentially be an elite team within the next 3 years. It's too big of a task for anybody to turn this team around next season, so no point of trying with the big-name 2-season FA rentals. Build through the draft, sign young players you like to turn into stars.

    Thoughts?