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    Quote Originally Posted by tastywaves View Post
    I remember when we went after JA, that you were pushing pretty hard for Peppers. If my memory serves me correct, I believe Marrdro was pretty firmly against Julius as being all washed up. I think both teams faired pretty well even though both paid handsomely to get these guys.

    Just so no one forgets, JA had 22 sacks last year. Regardless of all his deficiencies.
    I seem to remember he had an off year a couple of seasons ago and there was talk of trading him or, he may be done, then he tore it up last year and the talk faded. Now he is starting out slow again, and all of a sudden there is talk of trading him, or , he just is not that good anymore.

    Screw that. Jared is the man.
    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 tastywaves View Post
    I remember when we went after JA, that you were pushing pretty hard for Peppers. If my memory serves me correct, I believe Marrdro was pretty firmly against Julius as being all washed up. I think both teams faired pretty well even though both paid handsomely to get these guys.

    Just so no one forgets, JA had 22 sacks last year. Regardless of all his deficiencies.
    Lets not forget that I humbly ate crow for Kevon over that observation. By the way, it wasn't a bad assumption though. He was off his game for a couple of years and all indications were that he was done.

    Kevon was the only one, that I remember anyways, that actually said it was because of the players around him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marshallvike View Post
    I seem to remember he had an off year a couple of seasons ago and there was talk of trading him or, he may be done, then he tore it up last year and the talk faded. Now he is starting out slow again, and all of a sudden there is talk of trading him, or , he just is not that good anymore.

    Screw that. Jared is the man.
    Exactly. I wasn't going crazy. I just thought he was done because of his dropoff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevoncox View Post
    I believe JA's inability to play both sides is his greatest downfall and a huge limitation on this defense. Guys like Peppers, Ware and Harrison can line up on both sides and helps keep the offense off balanced. Its makes gameplanning for our defense a lot easier if they always know where to place the protection. Had he been willing to work on this aspect of his game, teams would have to split the amount of time they work on protection into two parts, left and right. As of now, they simply place a TE out there and chip with a back. Work on your craft young man!
    I love this post......Quick question, do you think that Everson can bring that versatility to the game? He sure seems to be filling the bill as the new D-coord figures out how to use him.

    Lets not forget, they wanted to get him on the field more. First option was to make him a LBr. That didn't seem to work (even though he got a sack from that position this weekend) and now they are rotating him in at RDE, LDE and DT on just about any down and distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrdro View Post
    I love this post......Quick question, do you think that Everson can bring that versatility to the game? He sure seems to be filling the bill as the new D-coord figures out how to use him.

    Lets not forget, they wanted to get him on the field more. First option was to make him a LBr. That didn't seem to work (even though he got a sack from that position this weekend) and now they are rotating him in at RDE, LDE and DT on just about any down and distance.
    I don't think Griffen is the pass rusher that Allen is however, I think he is living up to his potential. I don't know what the answer to getting him on the field is.

    The issue at hand is scheme flexibility. JA looks dominant 75% of the time and stuck in mud 25% of the time. Griffen looks to be full motor 90% of the time, however, how will that change when he has to log all of the snaps in a game and not coming off the bench. How will he handle being doubled team each game, or chipped? Allen is a proven, griffen still an unknown. Allen would be the best defensive player in the league if he would play both sides and our team would be better off for it.

    I do believe that JA will not be resigned as a Viking. Seems like he has 1 more year left on his contract and after that he will be allowed to walk if Griffen keeps flashing like he is. It would be smart to resign Griffen the same year that we left Allan walk, to a long term contract. Think 4 more years 15 million. As a 4th round pick, he would jump at the chance and we would then have him under contract for 5 - 6 years at a bargain price.

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    Personally I think that the emergence of Griffen is going to make JA's contract talks very interesting. I actually think if he is going to look for one last monster contract that we would be better off trading him and going with Griff rather than letting him walk away for nothing in FA.

    And next years draft looks to be stacked with DE's. Go young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevoncox View Post
    I don't think Griffen is the pass rusher that Allen is however, I think he is living up to his potential. I don't know what the answer to getting him on the field is.

    The issue at hand is scheme flexibility. JA looks dominant 75% of the time and stuck in mud 25% of the time. Griffen looks to be full motor 90% of the time, however, how will that change when he has to log all of the snaps in a game and not coming off the bench. How will he handle being doubled team each game, or chipped? Allen is a proven, griffen still an unknown. Allen would be the best defensive player in the league if he would play both sides and our team would be better off for it.

    I do believe that JA will not be resigned as a Viking. Seems like he has 1 more year left on his contract and after that he will be allowed to walk if Griffen keeps flashing like he is. It would be smart to resign Griffen the same year that we left Allan walk, to a long term contract. Think 4 more years 15 million. As a 4th round pick, he would jump at the chance and we would then have him under contract for 5 - 6 years at a bargain price.
    True, I think Griff can be our Pass Rush Specialist on 3rd Downs. Same way Lance Johnstone held down that role for us years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevoncox View Post
    I don't think Griffen is the pass rusher that Allen is however, I think he is living up to his potential. I don't know what the answer to getting him on the field is.

    The issue at hand is scheme flexibility. JA looks dominant 75% of the time and stuck in mud 25% of the time. Griffen looks to be full motor 90% of the time, however, how will that change when he has to log all of the snaps in a game and not coming off the bench. How will he handle being doubled team each game, or chipped? Allen is a proven, griffen still an unknown. Allen would be the best defensive player in the league if he would play both sides and our team would be better off for it.

    I do believe that JA will not be resigned as a Viking. Seems like he has 1 more year left on his contract and after that he will be allowed to walk if Griffen keeps flashing like he is. It would be smart to resign Griffen the same year that we left Allan walk, to a long term contract. Think 4 more years 15 million. As a 4th round pick, he would jump at the chance and we would then have him under contract for 5 - 6 years at a bargain price.
    Good stuff my friend, as always....

    To me, JA is a bit off, more than 75/25. Make it 60/40. To increase that, I would start to limit his reps giving more to Griff.

    That would help in two areas.....1. Lets you see how Griff produces under extra workload. 2. Makes JA fresh because of less workload.

    And I agree on the JA contract stuff. Thats why I've been a proponent of trading him (shitcanning as Singer says) before that even comes about.

    Again, what impact would it have had so far without him on the team? Loss of leadership? Seems Greenway is taking over that role. Sacks? Again, coming from other places now. Double teams? Not happening as much as most on here contend. Truth is, it isn't happening much at all.

    Truth is, trading him would be kind of a wake up call for the rest of the team and would make next years draft very interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VikeCane305 View Post
    True, I think Griff can be our Pass Rush Specialist on 3rd Downs. Same way Lance Johnstone held down that role for us years ago.
    I actually would make it the other way. Let Griff get more reps and use JA as your pass rush specialist.

    Keeps the old guys legs fresher that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Floyd View Post
    Personally I think that the emergence of Griffen is going to make JA's contract talks very interesting. I actually think if he is going to look for one last monster contract that we would be better off trading him and going with Griff rather than letting him walk away for nothing in FA.

    And next years draft looks to be stacked with DE's. Go young.
    How is it looking for "Warpigs"..... Lord knows we have enough DE's.
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