Thread: Shit can JA!
09-20-2012, 08:28 AM #41
#3 - he will be a free agent after the 2013-2014 NFL season, I am not sure I made that clear.
There s only two things stopping you - fear and common sense!! The Truth you CAN"T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!
09-20-2012, 10:19 AM #42
Jared Allen is a Bad Ass, pay the man and keep him a Vikings for the rest of his career.
09-24-2012, 12:39 PM #43
And ohhhhhh by the by......Did you see our young underdogs get it done yesterday without JA (tweaked neck).
Don't get me wrong, he finally got a nice play in when we needed it, but were was he the rest of the game? He surely wasn't demanding doubles like you always contend.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
09-24-2012, 12:39 PM #44
09-24-2012, 12:46 PM #45
a. I do not believe that the Vets bring as much to the table as most on here when it comes to film study and getting ready for the next game. I still contend that its the coaches job to do that stuff.
b. The D got a little extra umpfh yesterday when the younger cats were in there. So much so that it had me rethinking the whole 0 tech requirement I have so steadfastly defended since the decline and eventual loss of Phat Pat.
I am really hopeful that next week we see alot more of Rob, Griff, Ballard and Guion. The way they flip/flopped Rob and Griff on the DE positions as well as the additional flop of moving Griff inside and Ballard out was very very cool, almost to the point of looking like the Giants and the way they use their DLmen all over the place to confuse the OL.
Sure, the sacks weren't there, but as I've said so many times, I don't really count sacks as being that important. I want to see consistent pressure so that we are always forcing the QB off his spot and throwing on the move. That stuff will start to increase the INT's my friends....
On a side note, no one has mentioned how well Ponder seems to function on the move. Very very very good thing to see my friends.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
09-24-2012, 12:49 PM #46
The first 3 or 4 games we did blow huge leads on, but it wasn't because of the DB's alone. Even Jared admitted that the DLmen were tired and not ready to play full games.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
09-24-2012, 12:51 PM #47
I really dislike this notion that a lot of Viking fans have that is "hey we have a great player! Lets get rid of him!" I understand the logic that if you get the right trade, than pull the trigger. BUT we live in the real world, and unless you are trading with the Al Davis era raiders, you probably wont get a 1st, and a 2nd.
But lets just say we even settle for a first for him. You draft that player, with the HOPE that he is as good as Allen, so esentially you are trading a stud, for an unknown. Worked so well with Troy Williamson, but who needs to remember the past, how inept we were after AMIRIGHT?
Secondly, as others stated, Jared brings a presence to this team. Ok, Griffen might be good (sorry but he hasn't shown me he can be anywhere near as Allen yet, actually, he hasn't shown anyone that, so take your purple shades off until he becomes a regular started or at least a more solid contributor. Still, nonetheless, Griffen, and our other youngbloods will be well served from even playing with Allen, because his style of play and mindset will rub off on them, giving us players like him in the future.
I have never been good at conclusions, so pretend I said something nice to wrap this all up.
09-24-2012, 12:52 PM #48
By the way, JA is not the only thing worth watching on defense. I'd start with just Chad as a cat to watch, would then move on to Smith and probably round it out with Griff as starters.
Guion is just starting to come into his own, Ballard is another cat that just needs to see some field time and Rob is one of those stalwart, get it done without alot of flash types of cats.
Seriously, JA is the only thing you think is worth watching?Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
09-24-2012, 12:54 PM #49
09-24-2012, 01:00 PM #50
If Griffen really is as good as JA, then the luxury of having them both, is probably too high, and the trade makes more sense. That argument I can get on board with, but it is a leap of faith at this point.
I personally like the mixture of young talent with proven veterans.