04-27-2012, 03:43 PM #11
Harrison Smith vs Stanford 2011 - YouTube
Some poor reads and moves here, the worst at 1:51
However, I like the guy.
The biggest issue people have always Rick is round 2-5. No one has ever stated he cannot hit a home run on the 1st round ( easy picks). Its to early to call it a success. While Speilman did his best to sell all three players, I don't give him that much credit for the TB and Cle's need to trade up to get an amazing running back. Playing them off each other is easy. How much convincing did Cleveland really need to protect their pick from TB? So far I give him an A for picking the right players but he is far from a Genius draft day guru for what he did.
04-27-2012, 04:09 PM #12
I am NOT here to provide good football insight or rational observations. I am an emotional 19 year old Viking fan and I expect you to adjust your expectations from my posts.
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04-27-2012, 05:22 PM #13
I am eating a little crow today. Spielman pulled out a spectacular first round. I will gladly eat more crow if he can continue this trend. I am hoping he puts together a couple of picks and hops back in the 2nd since we still have 10 picks left.
Regardless, nice round 1.
04-27-2012, 05:43 PM #14
Nice first round.
I'm not putting him at Jim Finks level yet.Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.
04-27-2012, 06:20 PM #15Team Alumni
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I am pleased with what Spielman did so far. It will take a bit to warm up to the Smith move, but I am glad we are addressing issues in the secondary. whether or not anyone is impressed with the Browns deal, he DID get them to pull the trigger. Who knows for sure if there was interest there, it was slick as snake oil to pull it off.
The new rookie wage scale has made things so much more interesting and as drafts go by there will much bally-hoo, misdirection, clandestine meetings, and back-alley deals to gain advantage and prod like cattle war rooms to move up and down like an elevator in a high-rise brothel.
04-27-2012, 06:25 PM #16
I like the picks so far. I wanted us to draft Hill when we moved back into the first round but Smith is a good pick. I dont think interceptions are as important as angles for our safeties in this system. We had Sharper who was a great ball hawk but when we switched to the tampa 2 defense he went downhill fast because he couldn't get the right angle for the life of him.
04-27-2012, 06:50 PM #17
He did get taken pretty bad by the RB at the 1:50 mark that you mentioned. I can see this as an issue for him if he's not in front of his opponent like on this play where he's chasing. Taller guy with average footspeed will have a hard time starting and stopping on a dime.
04-27-2012, 07:12 PM #18
I felt he looked ok in that game. My biggest issue in what I saw was a lot of plays he was standing still and not attacking the ball. He seems to let the ball carrier come to him. Can't do that on the next level. You have to attack. Again, i like the pick.
04-27-2012, 11:17 PM #19Vegans are eating the rainforests. =(
04-28-2012, 11:01 AM #20
Do you actually believe he got it done or will get it done in FA?
Look, the first pick & the extra picks were nice, but even if we didn't make the trade & kept our third pick & selected Kalil, Blackmon or Claiborne, he still would have looked good.
Hell Childress or Fran Foley would have looked like genius' for making that pick.
The Browns already knew what was being offered to the Vikings for the 3rd pick, so they offered more to get their guy & all Spielman had to do was accept their offer.
"I know exactly what was offered to Minnesota, so we knew we had to trade to get him if we wanted him," Heckert said at his press conference Thursday night, according to a transcript on the Cleveland Plain Dealer website. "I know that for a fact."
Round 3 didn't look that good with what he had for chances to move up given all our picks & he has yet to prove anything in the remainder of the draft.
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