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    Quote Originally Posted by smegmavike View Post
    So you are rationalizing why the Vikings are unable to use raw talent ? You must love Musgrave!
    All they need to do is put this guy on the field, put the ball in his hands, and he will dispel the raw myth.
    Childress had AP on the bench in favor of Chester Taylor until about game seven of the season. Some coaches are morons.
    This coaching staff is horrendous. I wouldn't make excuses for them.

    I'm simply saying you can stick him on the field, but I wouldn't expect the world. Until Simpson got arrested, he and Jennings were the better option in 2 receiver sets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplehelmut View Post
    No argument there. I'm just saying give the kid something simple to do and have him do it. Hell, hand him the ball if you have to.
    That's pretty much what they are doing by putting him on kickoffs, and he's doing a darn fine job. He leads the league in return yards and has 2 of the 3 kickoff TD this season.

    There are many super athletes, that can do amazing things with the ball in their hands, that can't cut it as a WR.

    Devin Hester is one that immediately comes to mind. All-world kick returner, who the team can't use on offense, despite 8 years experience and 46 starts at the position.

    While we might think it's time to evaluate the talent for next year, the coaches and players are doing everything in their power to win football games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcdon00 View Post
    That's pretty much what they are doing by putting him on kickoffs, and he's doing a darn fine job. He leads the league in return yards and has 2 of the 3 kickoff TD this season.

    There are many super athletes, that can do amazing things with the ball in their hands, that can't cut it as a WR.

    Devin Hester is one that immediately comes to mind. All-world kick returner, who the team can't use on offense, despite 8 years experience and 46 starts at the position.

    While we might think it's time to evaluate the talent for next year, the coaches and players are doing everything in their power to win football games.
    Devin Hester was a punt and kick return specialist in college primarily and played very little at the receiver position. He was a cornerback, nickleback, and running back more than receiver.

    With Simpson's screw up we will finally have the opportunity to see if Patterson should have played more earlier or if he isn't ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i_bleed_purple View Post
    I'm simply saying you can stick him on the field, but I wouldn't expect the world. Until Simpson got arrested, he and Jennings were the better option in 2 receiver sets.
    We shall soon find out.

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    I'd like to see Patterson get some more reps too. Experience is good for him, and who cares if we lose at this point!? For being so "raw," he seems to have good football instincts, like when he went on defense on one of Ponder's horrible throws and knocked the ball away from being picked off, and how he seems to get positive yards out of nothing most of the time.

    Simpson is going to be in some trouble with the law for violating probation, and likely from the NFL, but, ye ole innocent until proven guilty may delay it for the most if not the rest of this season...
    Control the line, control the time, and give your D a chance to shine!!

    "Balance it on end and thats the third side of the coin!!" -wookiefoot

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