Thread: Erin Henderson
03-13-2013, 09:35 AM #11
Let's see, we have no WR's, a mediocre QB, 1 solid DB (Smith), 1 very good LB (Greenway) a DL that is going south based off of stats against the run and pass (which this could very well be the last year of Allen, Robison, and Williams on this team)
I guess for me, the immediate future is not looking the brightest. What are your thoughts, I would love to hear them.
03-13-2013, 09:36 AM #12
Besides, when you are a 10 win team and a playoff team a year ago, you expect that your front office would improve the team, not take away from it.
03-13-2013, 11:11 AM #13
You just have to be realistic about these things. There are 52 roster spots and only 123 million to go around, or roughly an average of 2.35 mill/player. But we all know we have a few stars making quite a bit more than that: Jared Allen is over 17 mil, Peterson is about 9, K-Will around 8 etc...in other words, we have to have some Sanfords and Hendersons on the pay roll in order to fill out the team, or we can't have any Adrian Petersons.
I'm glad we've resigned the 5 guys we have, because that is 5 less spots we absolutely have to add now. IF we score an OLB who excels in training camp and beats out Henderson, great! IF not, well, lucky for us we have a solid guy who knows the system. Sure, he's not spectacular, but he's not all that bad either, and you have to admit, that he and Sanford were part of a 10-6 playoff team last season.
We can only get so many starters out of any one draft, and by my estimation, we still need: 2 WRs, a CB, a MLB and could use a DT upgrade too...and that's just starters, we haven't even talked depth yet.Control the line, control the time, and give your D a chance to shine!!
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03-13-2013, 03:25 PM #14
Yet the Vikings reach on Ponder in the 1st rd when he was slated to go in the 2nd rd. That is what I am saying, the Vikings just don't get it right very often. They drafted Troy Williamson 7th overall, we all know how that went. Sure they will strike gold here and there, but this team needs solid players at key positions, not mediocre players at key positions. If you are going to spend big money on certain players, it should be a FRANCHISE QB, at least 1 very good WR, a very good RB, and at least 1 guy on the DL that can get to the QB. We have 2 of the 4, but Allen is going to start dropping off in production if last year was any indication.
03-13-2013, 03:33 PM #15
The one thing the winning franchises have over most of the others is long term consistency in ownership, management and coaching staff. Something we haven't had in a long time.
03-13-2013, 05:34 PM #16
I think Henderson is a good LB. Our LB corp as a whole is pretty good.
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03-13-2013, 08:53 PM #20
I think Spielman dreams of building a SB team with a boat load of players under rookie contracts, FA that work for $1 mil a year with 2 or 3 top level players that are paid prime salaries.
It's just not going to happen on his watch the way he's going about it. Yep we had some starters added via the draft last year, but I'm not banking on it every year, It's essentially the same scouting team we've had for several years, only now via FA, Spielman keeps bringing in mediocre players at wholesale prices hoping to find diamonds in the rough.
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