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    Re: Deion Branch *Hold Out* maybe a *Vike*

    so what is everyone going to do when edwards wins best defensive player of the year award?

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    Re: Deion Branch *Hold Out* maybe a *Vike*

    "VikingNed" wrote:
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    Thanks for the heads up, I was just posting what I read at the Patriots Forum, but then again, I don't think their fans know anymore than a Packers fan does... ;D
    Come on now, there's no need to drag others through the stinky cheese.

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    Re: Deion Branch *Hold Out* maybe a *Vike*

    "damien927" wrote:
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    Just went to the ESPN site and for their insider subscribers they have a link to rumors that are starting to fly about who's interested in Branch..



    I then went to the Patriots Fan Site and found this posted by someone who has the subscription and they said they read this....







    ESPN has jumped all over this of course.

    The Bears and Eagles were mentioned as potential homes for Branch. And he would be #1 on both those teams.











    I don't see the Vikings mentioned there, but one never knows....
    Ned.... I am an "insider" at ESPN and I just checked "rumor central"....
    It only has the VIkings, Bears and another "unknown" team (probably not philly as they just got Stallworth from NO) as "interested" teams.
    It says that while all 3 teams are willing to give up 2nd rounders for him, it will take a first rounder to get him.
    More or less, it says that nobody is going to get a trade done by Friday.

    cool. good news. question how is the ESPN insider stuff worth the money?
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    Re: Deion Branch *Hold Out* maybe a *Vike*

    "Del" wrote:
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    "oddmanout22287" wrote:
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    [quote author=spikecyrus link=topic=26359.msg458998#msg458998 date=1156797912]
    Though branch was a superbowl MVP, we had him on our fantasy team last year...HE SUCKED.
    Bad idea!
    are you the same guy that picked TJ Whozyamomma?
    LOL.
    I can't pronounce his name so he must suck too.
    Are you serious?
    You're really saying Houshmanzadeh sucks?

    P.S.: GET BRANCH!
    GO CARDS!!
    No.
    I think Whos' your mama is a very good WR that I wish we had on our team.
    I was making a sarcastic comment to the person that said since Branch was bad in the fantasy league that must mean he's bad.

    Del Rio,

    As far as preseason goes the defense has looked good.
    But you know as well as I do it's just that...Preseason.
    People don't throw as much at you so at this time it's difficult to say if the defense can lead us to the superbowl.


    I am very optimistic about the defense (except for depth at LB) but a little leary of the offense at this point.
    I think we are that one good proven WR away from being a decent offense.
    I hope (like you) that someone can step it and fill the role of starting WRs.
    However, we are really thin as far as proven WRs.
    T-Will is unproven.
    M-Rob has one good year and is a good threat in the red zone.
    T-Tay in my opinion drops too many passes.
    The younger guys show potential but until they show consistency you have to question it.
    Branch would be a proven WR that will work well with this system once he learns it because he has the hands, speed, and intelligence.
    Try to trade for him and that way we maybe don't need that in next year's draft.
    Look at the picks the Lions have had.
    Just because you are rated high in the draft does not make you a good WR.
    Maybe it's not entirely their fault (which I believe) but my point is you never know what drafts bring you.
    Wtih Branch you know exactly what you get.
    That's a pretty good WR that brings a lot to the game when you look at the entire picture.

    Right now our running game isn't doing well.
    Don't you think that maybe it has something to do with not having a legitimate threat on the WR crew?
    When you stack 8 men in the defensive box it makes it very difficult to run the ball.
    I was responding to Olson who used our Defense being superbowl bound as an excuse to trade for Branch. Much like right now our running game isn't doing well......

    I have no issues with bringing in Branch. I just don't see it happening and it doesn't make me nervous. This offense wont require a go to guy. I would be surprised to see Childress go after him, but if he did there is no reason to doubt Branch would fit in somewhere but then you have to ask yourself is there room for a guy on the team that merely fits in but may be wanting superstar money? Childress wants a team image not an individual image.

    After dealing with T.O it makes me wonder that even if he wants him if he would because he is forcing the Patriots hand....... I won't lose any sleep over it. I won't be ending all my posts with GET BRANCH.......lol.

    I'm just glad we didn't get Lelie.
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    Dag, yo.. Can I get some salve for that burn?
    ;D
    I guess I should temper my enthusiasm, it's just that Branch was one of my favorite U of L players in a while and it would make me squeal like a little girl getting an Backstreet Boys autograph if we managed to sign him.
    That said... I doubt it'll happen and really doubt we "need" him or really "need" any other "true #1" WR (that's a lot of quotation marks...) to make this offense effective.

    So stop making fun of me
    :'(
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    Re: Deion Branch *Hold Out* maybe a *Vike*

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    Giving a #1 for Branch would be a bit of a reach.
    This year's Vikings team is predicated on a QB that doesn't turn over the ball, stellar line play, and staying close 'til the end.
    I will be very suprised if we get blown out.
    That said, a #2 for Branch, do it......a #1 - no way.
    The #1 draft pick investment in the defensive line will pay off this year with a guy that can actually coach defense.
    The NFC will be won with defense.......period.
    And, the Vikes have a chance sans injuries.
    Why is giving a #1 a bit of a reach?
    A #1 is just as much of a risk as anything else.
    With Branch you get a good WR which we desparately need right now.
    A #1 next year is just that.....Next year.
    I'm looking at what's needed today, right now, this year.
    Let's deal with next year, next year.

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    Re: Deion Branch *Hold Out* maybe a *Vike*

    "ejmat" wrote:
    "MaxVike" wrote:
    Giving a #1 for Branch would be a bit of a reach.
    This year's Vikings team is predicated on a QB that doesn't turn over the ball, stellar line play, and staying close 'til the end.
    I will be very suprised if we get blown out.
    That said, a #2 for Branch, do it......a #1 - no way.
    The #1 draft pick investment in the defensive line will pay off this year with a guy that can actually coach defense.
    The NFC will be won with defense.......period.
    And, the Vikes have a chance sans injuries.
    Why is giving a #1 a bit of a reach?
    A #1 is just as much of a risk as anything else.
    With Branch you get a good WR which we desparately need right now.
    A #1 next year is just that.....Next year.
    I'm looking at what's needed today, right now, this year.
    Let's deal with next year, next year.

    No offense meant ejmat but I am very glad you are not in charge of running our team since you seem to like the Dan Snyder way of running a team. The draft picks are far more important then you think they are our entire defensive line besides Pat was built from drafted and undrafted rookies and you just want to throw them away to rent older LBs and try to add to a WR core that can do the job let our guys play and stop being so down on the draft.
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    Re: Deion Branch *Hold Out* maybe a *Vike*

    your draft picks are your future, we have more than enough to get by in the present, why hurt our future?


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    Re: Deion Branch *Hold Out* maybe a *Vike*

    Branch is an average receiver at best and very undersized.
    I think we need a to pick-up a big, physical, WCO possesion receiver.
    Unfortunately, there are not too many available.
    Quality Vetern WRs this day an age are far & few between.


    We are solid with Troy & Travis.
    Marcus at #3 is great if he stays healthy.
    I think Childress will promote some of the junior receivers in camp that play special teams as well.
    Hoag & Chris Jones come to mind.


    There is a surplus of quality backs in the NFl right now.
    Don't be surprised if Childress grabs Staley, William Green, etc that may come available.
    Utimately, we will not win if BJ has to pass every down like tommy kramer in the early 80's.
    No back in camp has stepped up.

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    "FuadFan" wrote:
    "ejmat" wrote:
    "MaxVike" wrote:
    Giving a #1 for Branch would be a bit of a reach.
    This year's Vikings team is predicated on a QB that doesn't turn over the ball, stellar line play, and staying close 'til the end.
    I will be very suprised if we get blown out.
    That said, a #2 for Branch, do it......a #1 - no way.
    The #1 draft pick investment in the defensive line will pay off this year with a guy that can actually coach defense.
    The NFC will be won with defense.......period.
    And, the Vikes have a chance sans injuries.
    Why is giving a #1 a bit of a reach?
    A #1 is just as much of a risk as anything else.
    With Branch you get a good WR which we desparately need right now.
    A #1 next year is just that.....Next year.
    I'm looking at what's needed today, right now, this year.
    Let's deal with next year, next year.

    No offense meant ejmat but I am very glad you are not in charge of running our team since you seem to like the Dan Snyder way of running a team. The draft picks are far more important then you think they are our entire defensive line besides Pat was built from drafted and undrafted rookies and you just want to throw them away to rent older LBs and try to add to a WR core that can do the job let our guys play and stop being so down on the draft.
    I don't think I ever said anything about throwing away our defensive line or any of the other draft picks.
    You are putting words in my mouth again.
    First there's no disrespect taken but don't put words in my mouth.

    Second, if you are happy with the LB and WR corps that's your opinion and fine.
    Though I am optimistic about our young players at the LB and WR positions, let's fact the facts there are questions.
    There are NO proven players starting either of those positions.
    M-Rob is the closest thing to being proven and he had one good year several years ago.

    Zigi stated he would spare no expense to making this a winning team.
    We are 10M under the cap.
    Why not get proven vets that may be available this year.
    We can worry about what's needed next year when it gets here.
    If we did get Edwards now and Greenway comes back next year, guess what?
    We don't need to draft a LB.
    If we get Branch now and the youngsters step up, guess what?
    We may not need to draft a WR next year.
    I want to play the 2006 season and win.
    We have a good team with a couple of pieces missing.
    Let's find those pieces and win a championship.

    That being said if the youngsters play well and we don't need help in this area you can tell me I told you so later on.
    people laughed at me last year when I said we should go after Alexander.
    Look what happened there.
    People scolded me when I stated the beginning of last season Michael Bennett stinks.
    Guess what.
    He still does.
    I'm not as dumb as you may think.
    I have a lot of thought that goes into this and I don't just say things because it's my gut feeling.
    I can usually back things up with valid points.
    Not just say we don't need someone because they are too old.
    I guess Rich Gannon was too old when he won the league MVP.

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    Re: Deion Branch *Hold Out* maybe a *Vike*

    "ejmat" wrote:
    "FuadFan" wrote:
    "ejmat" wrote:
    "MaxVike" wrote:
    Giving a #1 for Branch would be a bit of a reach.
    This year's Vikings team is predicated on a QB that doesn't turn over the ball, stellar line play, and staying close 'til the end.
    I will be very suprised if we get blown out.
    That said, a #2 for Branch, do it......a #1 - no way.
    The #1 draft pick investment in the defensive line will pay off this year with a guy that can actually coach defense.
    The NFC will be won with defense.......period.
    And, the Vikes have a chance sans injuries.
    Why is giving a #1 a bit of a reach?
    A #1 is just as much of a risk as anything else.
    With Branch you get a good WR which we desparately need right now.
    A #1 next year is just that.....Next year.
    I'm looking at what's needed today, right now, this year.
    Let's deal with next year, next year.

    No offense meant ejmat but I am very glad you are not in charge of running our team since you seem to like the Dan Snyder way of running a team. The draft picks are far more important then you think they are our entire defensive line besides Pat was built from drafted and undrafted rookies and you just want to throw them away to rent older LBs and try to add to a WR core that can do the job let our guys play and stop being so down on the draft.
    I don't think I ever said anything about throwing away our defensive line or any of the other draft picks.
    You are putting words in my mouth again.
    First there's no disrespect taken but don't put words in my mouth.

    Second, if you are happy with the LB and WR corps that's your opinion and fine.
    Though I am optimistic about our young players at the LB and WR positions, let's fact the facts there are questions.
    There are NO proven players starting either of those positions.
    M-Rob is the closest thing to being proven and he had one good year several years ago.

    Zigi stated he would spare no expense to making this a winning team.
    We are 10M under the cap.
    Why not get proven vets that may be available this year.
    We can worry about what's needed next year when it gets here.
    If we did get Edwards now and Greenway comes back next year, guess what?
    We don't need to draft a LB.
    If we get Branch now and the youngsters step up, guess what?
    We may not need to draft a WR next year.
    I want to play the 2006 season and win.
    We have a good team with a couple of pieces missing.
    Let's find those pieces and win a championship.

    That being said if the youngsters play well and we don't need help in this area you can tell me I told you so later on.
    people laughed at me last year when I said we should go after Alexander.
    Look what happened there.
    People scolded me when I stated the beginning of last season Michael Bennett stinks.
    Guess what.
    He still does.
    I'm not as dumb as you may think.
    I have a lot of thought that goes into this and I don't just say things because it's my gut feeling.
    I can usually back things up with valid points.
    Not just say we don't need someone because they are too old.
    I guess Rich Gannon was too old when he won the league MVP.
    How am I putting words in your mouth? You said in your first quote within here that you would trade a first round pick for Branch and you have said numerous times you would trade a second or third rounder for Edwards so what words have I been putting in your mouth? This is about the fact that our team is not trading that pick for Branch and if they ever wanted Edwards he would already be there so can you admit that our team has shown no interest in these guys you think we need. I'm not going to call you on this later anyway since once the regular season starts I will be watching the Vikings play and all this trade talk will not exist anymore in my mind.
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