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    Former top picks should boost Vikings

    [size=13pt]Sid Hartman: Former top picks should boost Vikings[/size]

    The return from injury of Erasmus James and Chad Greenway, plus an improved Troy Williamson, provides reason for optimism this fall.

    By Sid Hartman, Star Tribune

    Last update: May 16, 2007 – 9:29 PM


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    Re: Former top picks should boost Vikings

    I think Greeway will be fine but I am still concerned about the knee of Erasmus (will he be able to be confident and aggressive?) and the probability of Troy getting it together.
    I hope TWill will, because it would be such a shame for him to turn out to be a bust.
    If all three come back strong and contribute it will be huge for us.
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    Re: Former top picks should boost Vikings

    There has been a string of uncharacteristically positive Vikings articles coming from Hartman lately.
    It is kinda scaring me...
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    Re: Former top picks should boost Vikings

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    There has been a string of uncharacteristically positive Vikings articles coming from Hartman lately.
    It is kinda scaring me...
    Sid must be getting ready for the home.

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    Re: Former top picks should boost Vikings

    Williamson, taken seventh overall, received treatment on his eyes from Alan Reichow, who works at Nike headquarters in Oregon and has helped a number of athletes with their eyesight.
    So their is precedent to this.
    I really think Oakley could have helped TWill.
    Oakley has been doing prescription glasses for a little while now. Also They company don't have a set budget for its R & D.
    Oakley just gives them what they want.

    Good article.
    I can't imagine getting these key first rounders back on the field won't help.

    We will see! (no pun intended
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    Re: Former top picks should boost Vikings

    "Billy" wrote:
    Williamson, taken seventh overall, received treatment on his eyes from Alan Reichow, who works at Nike headquarters in Oregon and has helped a number of athletes with their eyesight.
    So their is precedent to this.
    I really think Oakley could have helped TWill.
    Oakley has been doing prescription glasses for a little while now. Also They company don't have a set budget for its R & D.
    Oakley just gives them what they want.

    Good article.
    I can't imagine getting these key first rounders back on the field won't help.

    We will see! (no pun intended
    ;D)
    Alan Reichow isn't employed by Nike, he just gets a lot of his research sponsored by them.
    He is actually the Director of the Sports Vision Department at Pacific University's College of Optometry.
    He has pioneered several advancements in sports vision, the most well known of which is Nike's MaxSight contact lenses.

    I originally laughed at the thought of Nike providing any insight into TWill's catching issues.
    But the more I looked into it, the ore encouraged I am by it.
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: Former top picks should boost Vikings

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "Billy" wrote:
    Williamson, taken seventh overall, received treatment on his eyes from Alan Reichow, who works at Nike headquarters in Oregon and has helped a number of athletes with their eyesight.
    So their is precedent to this.
    I really think Oakley could have helped TWill.
    Oakley has been doing prescription glasses for a little while now. Also They company don't have a set budget for its R & D.
    Oakley just gives them what they want.

    Good article.
    I can't imagine getting these key first rounders back on the field won't help.

    We will see! (no pun intended
    ;D)
    Alan Reichow isn't employed by Nike, he just gets a lot of his research sponsored by them.
    He is actually the Director of the Sports Vision Department at Pacific University's College of Optometry.
    He has pioneered several advancements in sports vision, the most well known of which is Nike's MaxSight contact lenses.

    I originally laughed at the thought of Nike providing any insight into TWill's catching issues.
    But the more I looked into it, the ore encouraged I am by it.
    The testing was done at the Oakley clinic I do believe.
    Either way I am sure it is very conducive.


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    Re: Former top picks should boost Vikings

    I just hope that they fix whatever is wrong with TWill...he definitely has the talent to succeed...if only he could channel it correctly!
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    I just hope that they fix whatever is wrong with TWill...he definitely has the talent to succeed...if only he could channel it correctly!

    If channeling is the problem maybe Miss Cleo would be a better solution.




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    Re: Former top picks should boost Vikings

    I think Greenway will help on the defense.
    Maybe James also, but this is T-will's time.
    He either performs or it is time to hit the road.
    Cut our losses and live with it.
    Personally, I hope he has a breakout season.
    I don't see it happening though.

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