12-20-2012, 02:31 PM #31
12-20-2012, 02:42 PM #32
I'd be looking for a new job, the Vikings are a cursed franchise and I wouldn't not want my job tied to their performance.
12-26-2012, 12:52 PM #33
Second, great idea for a thread.
3 Priority Areas:
1. WR - Most have QB here but I don't think thats the issue. I think our biggest problem is we have a incomplete WR corps.
Some hack on accuracy on deep balls as a reason to get rid of Ponder. Let me tell you, its easier to be accurate on a deep ball when your throwing to a spot than it is to weave a ball in between a LB, CB and possibly a S in the short to intermediate zones. Percy had 62 receptions and was leading or tied with Welker when he went down. Are you going to try to tell me that Brady isn't accurate?
I'm of a mind that you find a couple of WR's (a Vet and a rookie) that can give you a WR who can work the intermediate routes (Z) along with Simpson on the deep routes (X) and Percy/Wright running the short stuff/slot (Y). You know, WR's that actually run routes good enough to allow the QB to have a comfort level that they will be at the spot he throws the ball to, instead of the ones we have now.
So, to fix my priority area of concern I would keep Percy for his last year, target Dwayne Bowe in FA and draft a Terrance Hunter or Terrance Williams with my first pick in the draft.
That would give me a true X in Simpson (who is currently being used as a Z) a true Z veteran in Bowe (who can also work as a X) and a Proven Y with Percy. I would keep Wright as Percy's backup along with the Rookie as my five WR's.
I'd also get Summers off the practice squad and see what he could do to earn a spot as I'd really think long and hard into convincing the coaching staff to keep 6 WR's on the roster this year.
2. DT 0/1 tech. I know most thought I put Warpig as first but I'm not going to. Although I still think its a dire need, I think our offense needs to be addressed first, mostly because our fanbase are a bunch of chuckle heads. If we drafted a DT first they would leave the mothership like rats leaving a sinking ship.
Besides, being the good GM that I am, I have a pretty good idea that what my scouts have provided me is true in that I should be able to get my Warpig by either moving up a bit into the second round or even sitting pat.
Sylvester Williams*|*North Carolina,*DT*:*2013 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile
I'd also add some insurance to the mix and see if I can land Randy Starks FA (Miami) to the roster as a FA if Miami doesn't resign him.
3. OLB - I like what Erin has done this year but do not think we should resign him if his asking price is to high (which I think it will). Having said that, I would look at adding a OLB in the 3rd round of the draft with the following candidates on my draft board:
Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Mississippi, NFL Draft - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com
Chase Thomas, OLB, Stanford, NFL Draft - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com
Brandon Jenkins, OLB, Florida State, NFL Draft - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com
Most importantly, I'd get rid of Singletary (or at least mandate that he stays away from the LB'rs) and would allow Chad to play his natural position.
I'd also target an old fart like Daryl Smith (Jags) to come in and add depth.
On a side note:
I can't believe someone actually thought that Smith would be a upgrade to Ponder because of his arm strength. Doesn't that certain someone know that the 2 reasons why Smith isn't playing is 1) Arm strength and 2) what his contract figure will be next year?
In the end, there are no rookie QB's worth drafting this year in the first round so none of the would be able supplant Ponder. Second, there are no Vet QB's worth bringing in that would provide us a long term solution at QB.
As the GM I would look at the tape when AD's wasn't pulling the team (early on when Ponder had a WR that could actually run a route instead of just run block) and would use that as my basis to say that he can and will be the future at that position instead of pining for deep throws every 3rd for fourth play like some fans on here.
Last edited by Marrdro; 12-26-2012 at 12:54 PM.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
12-26-2012, 01:15 PM #34
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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?
12-26-2012, 01:20 PM #35
On a side note, how do you know that Ponders are at the wrong spot and the receiver is at the right spot instead of the other way around.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
12-26-2012, 01:32 PM #36
And as far as the deep ball goes, Smith is at best similar in accuracy to Ponder. I've watched most Niners game over the past couple of seasons and I've seriously never seen someone who lacks arm strength overthrow open receivers 30-40 yards down field more frequently than Alex Smith. He doesn't trust his arm, so tries to throw hard and becomes inaccurate. It's frustrating to watch. I can't imagine how I'd feel about it if he were doing that in purple.
12-27-2012, 09:33 AM #37
Bleacher Report Alert........
Minnesota Vikings: Creating the Perfect Offseason Plan for Minnesota | Bleacher ReportMany many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
12-27-2012, 09:36 AM #38
Another bleacher report.....Give some CAP figures as well as FA possibilities.
A Realistic Free Agent Wish List for the Minnesota Vikings, Based on Cap Space | Bleacher ReportMany many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
12-28-2012, 05:03 AM #39
FIRST: I would tell Zygi that he and Mark and Leonard are FIRED from any FOOTBALL meetings. They get NO say in ANYTHING football related. They get to sit in the owners box, smile for the camera, and sign checks. Other than that, STFU
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01-03-2013, 09:37 AM #40