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    Peter King: Early Power Rankings

    Not sure if this was posted or if it deserved its own thread.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/peter_king/05/02/rankings/index.html

    7. Minnesota. I can hear you all out there saying, "Too soon." Well, here's my question: What year in recent NFL history hasn't a Green Bay (2007), New Orleans (2006), Chicago (2005) or Pittsburgh (2004) jumped from nowheresville to Super-Bowl contention?

    The Vikings do have a totally unproven passing game, but they still outscored Philly, Washington and Denver last year with the best running game in the league for about half the season. Minnesota had the biggest (by far) edge in average rushing margin per team last year, rushing for 5.3 yards a tote while surrendering 3.1 yards per carry. And though I don't love the Jared Allen signing for the long haul (too dangerous), I love it for 2008. Allen's quickness on the turf of the Metrodome ... scary. Maybe 20-sack scary.

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    Re: Peter King: Early Power Rankings

    Hmmmm...
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    Re: Peter King: Early Power Rankings

    Not of a fan of SI anymore and I sure the heck don't agree with King on alot of things but that was a pretty decent read.
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    Re: Peter King: Early Power Rankings

    Wow......

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    Re: Peter King: Early Power Rankings

    "marstc09" wrote:
    Not sure if this was posted or if it deserved its own thread.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/peter_king/05/02/rankings/index.html

    7. Minnesota. I can hear you all out there saying, "Too soon." Well, here's my question: What year in recent NFL history hasn't a Green Bay (2007), New Orleans (2006), Chicago (2005) or Pittsburgh (2004) jumped from nowheresville to Super-Bowl contention?

    The Vikings do have a totally unproven passing game, but they still outscored Philly, Washington and Denver last year with the best running game in the league for about half the season. Minnesota had the biggest (by far) edge in average rushing margin per team last year, rushing for 5.3 yards a tote while surrendering 3.1 yards per carry. And though I don't love the Jared Allen signing for the long haul (too dangerous), I love it for 2008. Allen's quickness on the turf of the Metrodome ... scary. Maybe 20-sack scary.
    Didn't we protect ourselves in the contract in case he does something stupid?

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    Re: Peter King: Early Power Rankings

    "hailtocarter" wrote:
    "marstc09" wrote:
    Not sure if this was posted or if it deserved its own thread.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/peter_king/05/02/rankings/index.html

    7. Minnesota. I can hear you all out there saying, "Too soon." Well, here's my question: What year in recent NFL history hasn't a Green Bay (2007), New Orleans (2006), Chicago (2005) or Pittsburgh (2004) jumped from nowheresville to Super-Bowl contention?

    The Vikings do have a totally unproven passing game, but they still outscored Philly, Washington and Denver last year with the best running game in the league for about half the season. Minnesota had the biggest (by far) edge in average rushing margin per team last year, rushing for 5.3 yards a tote while surrendering 3.1 yards per carry. And though I don't love the Jared Allen signing for the long haul (too dangerous), I love it for 2008. Allen's quickness on the turf of the Metrodome ... scary. Maybe 20-sack scary.
    Didn't we protect ourselves in the contract in case he does something stupid?
    We spread the guaranteed money out over the length of the contract, so if something happens and he gets cut, he doesn't get all of the guaranteed money.

    But I personally am not worried.
    I have been burned before (KoRo), but I have faith in Allen turning the corner.
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    I thought I heard that Allen is less risky if he stays out of trouble for a full year, or something like that. If that is true, to like him short term is to also like him long term.
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    Re: Peter King: Early Power Rankings

    Plus half the guarantees are protected by the way the CBA allows teams to recover certain bonuses.....


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    Re: Peter King: Early Power Rankings

    About 10 days ago I posted my own 2008 power rankings, and I had us at nr. 7. Wow. Now Peter King copied me.

    Does anyone know a good attorney ? I want to sue... ;-)

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    Re: Peter King: Early Power Rankings

    "V" wrote:
    I thought I heard that Allen is less risky if he stays out of trouble for a full year, or something like that. If that is true, to like him short term is to also like him long term.
    yeah i heard that too... but i dont know if it is true

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