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    Billick: Vikings need more playmakers


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    Billick: Vikings need more playmakers

    I thought that LT was going to give Ponder so much time that our playmakers were going to look just fine. Shucks......

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    If anybody actually watched the game, the commentating was terrible. Billick has NO idea what he is talking about half the time, between "Gerald Allen", Adam Vinatiera, and he can never figure out whether it's AP or Harvin who has the ball. One's big, strong, 6'2", 210lbs, the other is 5'11", 180. Not exactly terribly similar. I was watching with the old man, and he said this game made him strongly consider writing Fox to can those two clowns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i_bleed_purple View Post
    If anybody actually watched the game, the commentating was terrible. Billick has NO idea what he is talking about half the time, between "Gerald Allen", Adam Vinatiera, and he can never figure out whether it's AP or Harvin who has the ball. One's big, strong, 6'2", 210lbs, the other is 5'11", 180. Not exactly terribly similar. I was watching with the old man, and he said this game made him strongly consider writing Fox to can those two clowns.
    Whereas I completely agree with your points about his getting names wrong, etc. I also completely agree with Billick's point that the Vikes need more playmakers. Which, we've all illustrated, doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out or observe.

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    Jerome Simpson will be back in a couple of weeks...lets wait till then to see how badly we need more playmakers. If the chemistry between him and Ponder is a good as has been billed, then we may not need WR quite as badly as people believe. We will just have to wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazz View Post
    Jerome Simpson will be back in a couple of weeks...lets wait till then to see how badly we need more playmakers. If the chemistry between him and Ponder is a good as has been billed, then we may not need WR quite as badly as people believe. We will just have to wait and see.
    I do agree with your point, in fact, I am of the belief that Simpson's presence will change things. But, at the point Billick made the comment, he ain't wrong IMO.

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    Billick: Vikings need more playmakers

    I just don't get why we shouldn't take a risk an sign Burress to a 1 year deal. He'd only have to play 14 games with the bye week and would be an instant upgrade over Jenkins. Could help stretch the field and open up the running game more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i_bleed_purple View Post
    If anybody actually watched the game, the commentating was terrible. Billick has NO idea what he is talking about half the time, between "Gerald Allen", Adam Vinatiera, and he can never figure out whether it's AP or Harvin who has the ball. One's big, strong, 6'2", 210lbs, the other is 5'11", 180. Not exactly terribly similar. I was watching with the old man, and he said this game made him strongly consider writing Fox to can those two clowns.
    My daughter, HUGE JA FAN, was bitching at me for bitching at JA and then bitching at dipshit for calling him by the wrong name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazz View Post
    Jerome Simpson will be back in a couple of weeks...lets wait till then to see how badly we need more playmakers. If the chemistry between him and Ponder is a good as has been billed, then we may not need WR quite as badly as people believe. We will just have to wait and see.
    If we have to wait for one guy to play, we do not have enough playmakers. Great teams have depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minniman View Post
    If we have to wait for one guy to play, we do not have enough playmakers. Great teams have depth.
    Good point, and hoping for Simpson to be a savior is a bit ridiculous. We knew going into this year that our WR corps was average at best. I also understand why we didn't sell out for a WR last offseason. So many areas to rebuild, it's more about being opportunistic with what's available. If Ponder convinces the staff that he is our long term answer at QB, then next season I would expect WR to be at the top of our list...at least on offense. The rest of the offense is actually in pretty good shape, providing Ponder continues to improve.

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