01-20-2014, 09:58 AM #11
I think Floyd will be okay. It's hard for any player to make a big impact off the bench, because they don't get enough reps. He did have 2.5 sacks, 2 pass deflections, and a fumble forced.
Obviously if we redrafted today knowing what we know now, every team would have done a few things differently, but I think we got more right than we got wrong.
01-20-2014, 11:22 AM #12Coordinator
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Neither Guion or Evans have that ability. They are often washed out of the hole by a single blocker.
If the Vikings aquire a DT with the skill set of Phat Pat, KW, or more likely Floyd, will do fine at the 3 technique.
Zimmer said he wants to run the same defense as he ran in Cinci', a 4-3.
01-20-2014, 01:19 PM #13
I am bringing this up because it is likely the Vikings would have drafted Cordarrelle Patterson with their second pick if Floyd had not been on the board. They obviously rated Floyd high, and they selected him - forcing the dominoes to fall and the trade to be made for the pick to select Patterson. Thus, the question may not be, "Was Patterson worth it?" It may be, "Was Floyd worth it?"
01-20-2014, 09:30 PM #14
Floyd will be a great player for a long time. He is just a rookie this year. I am always amazed at the people on this board that think every rookie should be an all pro the first year they are here and if they aren't somehow they are a bust. Please.........
01-20-2014, 10:05 PM #15Starter
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What a stupid question! No they should have not passed on Floyd since they need to find a replacement for Kevin Williams
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01-21-2014, 08:40 AM #18
I was fine with the pickup.
Just wish we didn't have to give up so much for Patterson. I would have loved to nab Keenan Allen in the 3rd. Wanted him really badly. All three of the Wrs I wanted looked like the real deal. Hopkins, Allen, Patterson. Funny everyone said there was no stud WR in that draft. Yet all of them looked like they will be future pro bowlers. Even Robert Woods had some huge flashes this season.
01-21-2014, 09:26 AM #19
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For Patterson, he had all the talent in the world, but how would he adjust to the pro level? Slowly as it turns out. But as the weeks wore on he got more and more involved and started doing some real good things.
Hopkins was a factor early, and fizzled down the stretch. His criticism was speed, size and consistency. He was not a gamebreaking playmaker, he had his share of drops and rookie mistakes, and he did not consistently play great. In fact, only once topped 100 yards, topped 70 yards two additional times, 7 of 16 games had fewer than 50 yards, and that was throughout the course of the year (he started 16 games)
Floyd seems to be the most polished. He took a few games to get going. Did not play week 1, did not start week 2. But starting in week 4, he strung together some pretty good games, topping 100 yards 5 times.
Patterson, from an offensive production point of view, is third of the bunch. He's been extremely inconsistent, with suspect hands. He's taken a while to get up to speed with the playbook. He's not a guy who will consistently get you six catches for a bunch of yards and a TD. He's a guy who could get you four catches and 160 yards, or 1 catch for six. Where he truly is an asset is his versatility. He's proven he can run well from the backfield, as well as being a beast in the return game. He's got exceptional speed, and even better burst. He needs time still though to become a top receiver. He's got the skills, but needs the focus, knowledge and experience.
01-21-2014, 09:50 AM #20
Most of what I have read said Zimmer creates his scheme based on personnel at hand.
I have hope and believe he will put Floyd and other in the best position to succeed.
I did try to watch him this year and most of what I could see was good. Only a few games did I see him get out maneuvered and man handled, he will develop well under good coaching which I believe we now have.Go ahead back up your to close away.