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    Pat Williams It's 50-50 he'll return to Vikings

    Pat Williams It's 50-50 he'll return to Vikings

    After multiple conversations with coach Leslie Frazier, Pat Williams is backing off his declaration he's done with the Minnesota Vikings.

    http://1500espn.com/sportswire/Pat_Williams_says_its_now_5050_hell_return_to_Viki ngs052011

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    Re: Pat Williams It's 50-50 he'll return to Vikings

    Good news.

    Only issue is, coaches are not supposed to be talking to players. Lets hope those multiple conversations were held in that short window during the draft we had.

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    Re: Pat Williams It's 50-50 he'll return to Vikings

    Quote Originally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1098039
    Good news.

    Only issue is, coaches are not supposed to be talking to players. Lets hope those multiple conversations were held in that short window during the draft we had.
    Williams spoke to reporters at teammate Ray Edwards‘ boxing match Friday night, and said he’s now “50-50” to re-sign with Minnesota. Williams revealed that coach Leslie Frazier contacted him during the brief lockout lift late last month and indicated he’s still part of the Vikings’ plans.
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    That's when Pat said they talked

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    Re: Pat Williams It's 50-50 he'll return to Vikings

    Quote Originally Posted by "vikinggreg" #1098040
    Quote Originally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1098039
    Good news.

    Only issue is, coaches are not supposed to be talking to players. Lets hope those multiple conversations were held in that short window during the draft we had.
    Williams spoke to reporters at teammate Ray Edwards‘ boxing match Friday night, and said he’s now “50-50” to re-sign with Minnesota. Williams revealed that coach Leslie Frazier contacted him during the brief lockout lift late last month and indicated he’s still part of the Vikings’ plans.
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    Yeah, pretty clear if you read the article!

    I think the odds Pat plays anywhere in the NFL are considerably lower than 50-50.
    He did go through the triceps surgery, which is likely an indicator of his desire to continue. However I wonder how his physical conditioning suffered since he hasn't been able to work out for awhile. Is he 360 lbs.?

    At his age he would have to work very hard to be in good enough shape to perform near his previous level. In the past he seemed motivated by the possibility of a ring.
    I'm not convinced he will have the motivation to show up in shape.

    He's been one of my favorite players, but I place the odds about 20-80.
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    Re: Pat Williams It's 50-50 he'll return to Vikings

    Phat Pat would be great to have around the locker room with his leadership and experience, especially for the younger guys like Guion etc to have as like a mentor type role.

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    Re: Pat Williams It's 50-50 he'll return to Vikings

    I would like to see Pat back with us. He may have lost a step or two but he still helps to shut the run game down upfront.

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    Re: Pat Williams It's 50-50 he'll return to Vikings

    I would like to see him back simply because I don't feel we have anyone better at this point. The truth is you are not going to get a replacement for every position. Especially with the lockout happening.

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    Re: Pat Williams It's 50-50 he'll return to Vikings

    He might be old and fat but the guy can still play; mind you not every down anymore, but 40 of 60 defensive downs is good. He can come back.
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