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    Rice emerging in 3rd year for Vikings


    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    Re: Rice Nice


    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    Re: Rice emerging in 3rd year for Vikings

    Excellent reads my friend.

    Funny how a healthy knee and a few reps (3 years worth) will help a cat become almost NFL ready.
    Funny how some have no patience for young guys and expect something a bit sooner (like instant production) these days.

    By the By, props to V, hes the only one so far......
    Where the hell is that cricket thing.
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    Re: Rice emerging in 3rd year for Vikings

    I had a feeling this would happen sooner or later. He was 20 years old when he got drafted. I think alot of his success can be attributed to just growing up physically. Having Favre throwing to you will make a difference as well.

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    Re: Rice Nice

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    In the offseason, he rededicated himself to his workouts, hoping to strengthen his knee and prepare for the rigors of an NFL season.

    Rice worked with Arizona All-Pro, and Minneapolis native, Larry Fitzgerald at the University of Minnesota this summer. Former Vikings great Cris Carter and several other NFL receivers worked out there as well, pushing Rice harder than he had ever been pushed before.

    "Working with those guys showed me the light," Rice said.

    Coach Brad Childress said he could see the difference when Rice showed up at training camp. He saw a bigger, stronger, more confident player after what the coach called "an exceptional offseason."

    "He's a monster," Fitzgerald said, high praise from perhaps the best receiver in the game today. But Fitzgerald has a point. Rice is a legit 6-foot-4 and can leap, making him an imposing threat on the outside.

    That's a big target for new quarterback Brett Favre, who has formed a chemistry with the former South Carolina Gamecock. That was never more evident than on Sunday, when Favre looked Rice's way for several big plays.
    Nice comment!

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    Re: Rice emerging in 3rd year for Vikings

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Excellent reads My Farvish Friend.

    Funny how a healthy knee and a few reps (3 years worth) will help a cat become almost NFL ready.
    Funny how some have no patience for young guys and expect something a bit sooner (like instant production) these days.

    By the By, props to V, hes the only one so far......
    Where the hell is that cricket thing.

    ;D
    Funny how a real QB can help the WRs succeed...
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: Rice emerging in 3rd year for Vikings

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    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Excellent reads My Farvish Friend.

    Funny how a healthy knee and a few reps (3 years worth) will help a cat become almost NFL ready.
    Funny how some have no patience for young guys and expect something a bit sooner (like instant production) these days.

    By the By, props to V, hes the only one so far......
    Where the hell is that cricket thing.

    ;D
    Funny how a real QB can help the WRs succeed...
    True, that is a big part of it.
    That 60 yard throw and all the 20 something post that
    he has caught wouldn't have happened last year, not because of Rice.

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    Re: Rice emerging in 3rd year for Vikings

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    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Excellent reads My Farvish Friend.

    Funny how a healthy knee and a few reps (3 years worth) will help a cat become almost NFL ready.
    Funny how some have no patience for young guys and expect something a bit sooner (like instant production) these days.

    By the By, props to V, hes the only one so far......
    Where the hell is that cricket thing.

    ;D
    Funny how a real QB can help the WRs succeed...
    True, that is a big part of it.
    That 60 yard throw and all the 20 something post that
    he has caught wouldn't have happened last year, not because of Rice.
    Yes, because of Rice.
    People are seeming to forget that Rice was HURT for 90% of the season last year.
    That alone limited his effectiveness, regardless of who the QB was.

    =Z=

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    Re: Rice emerging in 3rd year for Vikings

    For the first time in a long time I'm pretty happy with the receiving corps. Ya we got more work to do, but they are getting better every game, and Percy is a stinking rookie! I'm just worried that we don't have anyone to follow up the old man when he calls it quits.
    I bet you could use a cool one huh Clark...Now you're talkin Eddie...

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    Re: Rice emerging in 3rd year for Vikings

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    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Excellent reads My Farvish Friend.

    Funny how a healthy knee and a few reps (3 years worth) will help a cat become almost NFL ready.
    Funny how some have no patience for young guys and expect something a bit sooner (like instant production) these days.

    By the By, props to V, hes the only one so far......
    Where the hell is that cricket thing.
    ;D
    Funny how a real QB can help the WRs succeed...
    Good point, and I'm sure some of it can be attributed to him, but gol 'darnit, did you watch ole El Syd snatching those "Off Target" passes out of the air.
    Shanc as well seems to be twisting in ways I'd never thought (and I've been a champion of his on this site) I'd see.

    The way he almost did a 180 to get that TD was remarkable.

    Again, give Noodle arm credit, however, one of the big differences I see in our QB play this year is the willingness to throw the ball without hesitancy and being confident that the ball will get there.

    My guess, TJ can and will be able to do that and I will still be willing to give credit to the WR who actually caught the ball that was thrown behind him.
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