10-14-2011, 06:44 AM #1
Lorenzo Booker the new offensive weapon
Vikings find a new offensive weapon in running back Lorenzo Booker
While defenses work to shut down wide receiver Percy Harvin, another versatile weapon has emerged in the Vikings' offense - running back Lorenzo Booker.
Vikings find a new offensive weapon in running back Lorenzo Booker - TwinCities.com
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Maybe we don't need AP then?
I would rather get better WR and QB play than to add depth to the backfield.
10-14-2011, 08:24 AM #3
I like Booker he's a good player with good hands and is pretty darn shifty. He definitely needs to be utilized more in this offense.I bet you could use a cool one huh Clark...Now you're talkin Eddie...
Trade Toby Gerhart for Brandon Lloyd
With Lorenzo Booker emerging I feel the team can afford letting Toby Gerhart go to another team by a trade and be the workhouse runningback as he really is. Gerhart is young (24), was drafted in the 2nd round and we could maybe receive a 4th round pick in extension for him.
Wait a second! the Denver Broncos got a bad running game right? Maybe we could trade Gerhart for Brandon Loyd (and possible get something extra on the side) .... Would love to have a pair of great hands on the team again.
It would be a win-win situation for both teams.
Why the vikings don't need Gerhart:The Vikings have a crowded backfield, so letting Gerhart go will lead to more playing time for Lorenzo Booker which is honestly a better and more exciting scenario in my opinion: Booker compliment Adrian Peterson better than Gerhart because Booker's clear strength is Peterson's biggest weakness - the passing game. Don't get me wrong, I like Gerhart, but I like Booker perhaps more. He's like Percy Harvin's twin... just not that good.
Why the Broncos don't need Brandon Lloyd: The Broncos have a crowded receiving corp with talented Demaryius Thomas and top WR Eddie Royal coming back from injury after this week's bye, in addition to Eric Decker who already has 4 TD's this season and leading the team in receptions.
Why the Vikings could need Brandon Loyd: At the running back position, the Vikes have the least of worry than any other team. The receiver position is however a whole other story.
Why the Broncos could need Toby Gerhart: Same as the Vikings' situation, but exchange RB and WR with each other. The Broncos running attack is one of the worst in the NFL. Knowshon Moreno has been a bit of a disappointed considering he was drafted 12th overall. He's the same age as Gerhart and has been criticized for running weak, something Gerhart never has.
Not saying I would do it in a heart beat, but simply airing it out there.
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10-14-2011, 06:14 PM #5
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Gerhart cost us a second and another pick to trade up and get, we'd essentially be trading away two high draft picks for Lloyd. No thanks.
10-15-2011, 04:54 AM #6
10-15-2011, 06:14 AM #7
I still don't understand why we drafted Gerhart in the first place. I like him a lot, but when we have AD we may have been able to make more use of a 2nd round pick.
EDIT: And there is no way on earth that Booker is catching a kick off on that photo.
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10-15-2011, 08:59 AM #8
10-15-2011, 09:18 AM #9I bet you could use a cool one huh Clark...Now you're talkin Eddie...