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    Quote Originally Posted by marshallvike View Post
    Funny too that I can't remember any of them that proved to be worth the money they thought they were worth.
    It wasn't always about money.

    Matt Birk, Moss & Pat Williams come to mind. None of them wanted to play for our coach anymore. Now one of them is guaranteed a SB ring.
    Last edited by singersp; 01-21-2013 at 03:34 AM.

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    I wouldn't lose any sleep if he didn't come back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singersp View Post
    It wasn't always about money.

    Matt Birk, Moss & Pat Williams come to mind. None of them wanted to play for our coach anymore. Now one of them is guaranteed a SB ring.
    Williams and Moss did not leave of their own accord. They were cut. Childress the genious.
    I hated seeing Birk leave. Local boy succeeding on the home team. Doesn't get any better than that.

    Henderson may be back with us again. I don't know if any team is going to give him the money he thinks he is worth. He may have to take what we offer him. If we offer him anything.
    Last edited by marshallvike; 01-21-2013 at 05:17 PM.
    Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshallvike View Post
    Williams and Moss did not leave of their own accord. They were cut. Childress the genious.
    I hated seeing Birk leave. Local boy succeeding on the home team. Doesn't get any better than that.

    Henderson may be back with us again. I don't know if any team is going to give him the money he thinks he is worth. He may have to take what we offer him. If we offer him anything.
    Pat Williams ended up going the same route as EJ Henderson, his contract expired and didn't get a new one with anyone, however Leslie Frazier was interested in having him comeback

    Coach Leslie Frazier reiterated Friday that he wants free agent NT Pat Williams back with the Vikings.
    "I’d love to see him retire as a Viking," said Frazier. The Vikes may have had a different approach had they acquired a nose tackle prospect in the draft. Instead, it makes plenty of sense for Williams to return on a one-year deal.
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    Williams has received no known interest on the open market other than from the Vikings. New England has been kicking the tires on just about every veteran free agent this offseason, so it's unclear if they have serious interest. According to ESPN's John Clayton, the Pats "might" bring Williams in for a visit this weekend. Tue, Aug 30, 2011 12:29:00 PM
    Williams has also drawn interest from the Pats, but nothing has "intensified" there. Carolina could definitely use an early-down run-stopping specialist after losing Ron Edwards for the season. Thu, Sep 1, 2011 06:29:00 PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshallvike View Post
    Williams and Moss did not leave of their own accord. They were cut. Childress the genious.
    I hated seeing Birk leave. Local boy succeeding on the home team. Doesn't get any better than that.

    Henderson may be back with us again. I don't know if any team is going to give him the money he thinks he is worth. He may have to take what we offer him. If we offer him anything.
    Pat Williams was a FA, he wasn't cut. Moss left the team in New England & then was cut. But how they left I didn't state. Read what I said;

    None of them wanted to play for our coach anymore.
    Pat Williams stated he did not want to play for the Vikings. Moss didn't want to play for Childress & thought he was unfit to coach in the NFL.
    Last edited by singersp; 01-22-2013 at 05:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikinggreg View Post
    Pat Williams ended up going the same route as EJ Henderson, his contract expired and didn't get a new one with anyone, however Leslie Frazier was interested in having him comeback



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    Williams was a FA & Frazier did want him back, but Williams didn't want to play for the Vikings anymore & said he wouldn't be back long before FA ever started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singersp View Post
    Williams was a FA & Frazier did want him back, but Williams didn't want to play for the Vikings anymore & said he wouldn't be back long before FA ever started.
    He said that in March and in May he started talking to Frasier stating there was a 50/50 chance, but in the end the Vikings didn't get him back and the Panthers and Patriots interest was a glance and he went unsigned which leads me to think his price didn't match what teams were willing to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikinggreg View Post
    He said that in March and in May he started talking to Frasier stating there was a 50/50 chance, but in the end the Vikings didn't get him back and the Panthers and Patriots interest was a glance and he went unsigned which leads me to think his price didn't match what teams were willing to pay.
    He wasn't all that happy here.

    “Everything’s good. I am not coming back. Going to go finish elsewhere,” Williams texted. “Just don’t trust everybody over there no more. I feel if I got your back and you don’t got my back, trust (is) gone. I play hard all the time, even (when) things (weren’t) good all the time. I never quit on them, but I am always happy and blessed and I wish them the best.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshallvike View Post
    Funny too that I can't remember any of them that proved to be worth the money they thought they were worth.
    Bingo....Had the ole "Those that have a clue spreadsheet out a bit today. Top shelf my friend, top shelf indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevoncox View Post
    Good thing we are building through the draft and have a guy ready to .....oh oh!
    We probably would if we had consistency at the HC and GM for longer than old guys take to take a dump.

    It does take time to not only come up with a long term roster staffing plan, but it also takes time to execute one of those things.
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