Thread: Leber hopes to stay, but ...
12-10-2010, 12:52 PM #1
Leber hopes to stay, but ...Leber's real goal is to remain in Minnesota, but the Vikings haven't negotiated with any of their potential free agents because of the labor uncertainty. Leber has played in 78 of a possible 79 games since joining the Vikings and remains a very productive player. The South Dakota native is eighth on the team with 46 tackles and also has an interception, three pass breakups, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.
"I would love to stay here," he said. "I've been as vocal as I can about that. How happy I am here. [My family is] going to put our roots here regardless of where I play for the next few years. Of course, I'd love to be here, but if not, it is a business and I can go elsewhere as well."
To bad we can't keep em all. My guess, Ben will be playing someplace else, unless of course he accepts some sort of low ball offer.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
12-11-2010, 01:11 AM #2
Re: Leber hopes to stay, but ...Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1082660Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.
12-11-2010, 01:24 AM #3
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Re: Leber hopes to stay, but ...Originally Posted by "marshallvike" #1082779I am NOT here to provide good football insight or rational observations. I am an emotional 19 year old Viking fan and I expect you to adjust your expectations from my posts.
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Re: Leber hopes to stay, but ...Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1082660
But honestly, what IS the market value of a 32 year old linebacker who has never sniffed a Pro Bowl? I don't know if a "low ball offer" is called for...I would think simply offering Leber a market value deal shouldn't be all that costly to the Vikings, and I can't imagine there being a great clamoring around the league for his services at 32. I'm not sure what he is being paid now, but his next deal might actually be for less money, or just a nominal raise (say, 10%).SKOL VIKINGS!
12-13-2010, 05:41 PM #5
Re: Leber hopes to stay, but ...Originally Posted by "marshallvike" #1082779Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
12-13-2010, 05:42 PM #6
Re: Leber hopes to stay, but ...Originally Posted by "12purplepride28" #1082783
JK, well played.:laugh:Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
12-13-2010, 05:48 PM #7
Re: Leber hopes to stay, but ...Originally Posted by "purplepat" #1083216
Problem with Ben is, it will be his last payday. Is he comfortable with his level at the bank or will he, like most players in his situation (i.e. CT) want to make that one last payday?
If he is, "Fair Market Value" and "Low Ball Offer" are probably not what he is looking for in a contract.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
12-13-2010, 07:31 PM #8
Re: Leber hopes to stay, but ...Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1083221“What takes a quarterback to the next level is not arm strength or mobility or any of that stuff. It’s the ability to play on critical downs. Manage third downs, or red zones or four-minute or two-minute situations"
12-13-2010, 07:40 PM #9
Re: Leber hopes to stay, but ...Originally Posted by "jargomcfargo" #1083260Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
Re: Leber hopes to stay, but ...
We need to find a place for Brinkley so maybe he can slide into lebers spot and since he is in his first contract that will save us a little dough. We could also put farwell in there and probably not see a drop in production too.
We are going to lose a bunch of players but fortunately Childress had so much talent stockpiled that we more than likely won't even know they are gone except by the money we are saving.
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