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    Smith Targeted As Breakout Player By ESPN

    I like it!


    Any time a Vikings players is targeted as a break out player you know the times they are a changin.


    Smith Targeted As Breakout Player By ESPN - Daily Norseman

    Ever since the Minnesota Vikings traded back up to select safety Harrison Smith in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the expectations have been high for the former Notre Dame standout.

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    You do realize it's just one guy over at ESPN saying it, right?

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

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    Nope, I am also saying it so the count is 2 minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Floyd View Post
    Nope, I am also saying it so the count is 2 minimum.
    Actually, I thought he broke out last season. He will only get better.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by singersp View Post
    Actually, I thought he broke out last season. He will only get better.
    That's what I was thinking.
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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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    Last season he made some good plays, but as a rookie, had his share of mistakes. As a safety, they are mostly hidden out of camera view. Building on his success last year, with another year of hard work, he could be one of the better safeties in the league. He needs to focus on discipline though, cut out the unnecessary penalties and he'll be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i_bleed_purple View Post
    Last season he made some good plays, but as a rookie, had his share of mistakes. As a safety, they are mostly hidden out of camera view. Building on his success last year, with another year of hard work, he could be one of the better safeties in the league. He needs to focus on discipline though, cut out the unnecessary penalties and he'll be great.
    Oh you mean like the time he got ejected for brushing his arm against a referee because whats his chops was in the stands? Stupidest penalty ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple_Jesus View Post
    Oh you mean like the time he got ejected for brushing his arm against a referee because whats his chops was in the stands? Stupidest penalty ever.
    No, that was bullshit. But Smith still leads with his head, doesn't play the ball, he plays very aggressively. THat's a great trait to have as a safety, as that can't be taught, but he just has to control himself. He's had a few penalties for hitting too late, or hitting a defenseless receiver which can be avoided. He's got the tools to be pretty damn good.

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    I agree Harrison can improve a for bit with his discipline at times. But at the same time 15 yards to ring Calvin Johnson's bell isn't always the worst trade off either...

    If he is to truly "break out" after last season, we'll have possibly the top cover two safety in the league...or close to it.

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    Reminds me a little of Browner, and that's not a bad thing. Has a way to go but off to a great start.

    If the corners play well, particularly Rhodes when press or man coverage is called, the defensive backfield will perform well against Megatron, Marshall, and Jones, Nelson, and Cobb.

    Robinson will also have to improve or be replaced.

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