I think he did fine. In terms of QB, even if Ponder craps out the team is so young that they can go out and get one in the next few years and be fine.
04-28-2013, 03:09 PM #252
Suprised we went for a Punter...Kluwe's whiteboard must be irritating some folks...
the biggest boost for us is the influx of WR talent. This removes the excuses for Ponder and allows us to see what we REALLY have.
04-28-2013, 03:25 PM #253
Seattle got lucky with Russel Wilson, but the staff also has coaches that develop players really well. How much of Ponder's woes are his own, and how much are coaching, I do not know.
Time? I used to think that, but Peterson's window is closing soon enough, and there are only so many chances per go around. Damn that Brett Favre throw and that Anderson kick: two chances sunk in the icy waters of professional football history.
04-30-2013, 11:34 AM #254
Spielman (and company) really missed the mark when elected to let Jasper go. Maybe it was to hard to get him for one year, but I think they could have if they really wanted to....
3/14/2013: Signed a two-year, $3.5 million contract. The deal included a $400,000 signing bonus. Brinkley is eligible for an annual $150,000 workout bonus throughout the contract's life. 2013: $1.05 million, 2014: $1.75 million, 2015: Free Agent
I don't doubt that Spielman (and company) had a plan, but I bet that plan didn't include two highly ranked players falling into their lap which would cost them drafting one of 2 or 3 players that could come in and start right away.
I think as we got closer and closer to the draft, they started to think it might happen and that is what started a few of these things to come out.............
Scout.com: Vikings GM says Henderson could move to MLB
......in an effort to quiet the masses if it happened.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
04-30-2013, 11:37 AM #255
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Hope Henderson does not move to MLB, his is a great run defender but lacks covarge ability and thats very needed for a middle linebacker..
Hope Mauti checks out and starts day 1.
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04-30-2013, 11:43 AM #256
In the end, its important that our MLB can play both the run and the pass. You line a guy up in the middle that can't stop the run and you will stop the pass cause they won't have to. They will just run the ball against us all the time.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
04-30-2013, 11:54 AM #257
04-30-2013, 11:55 AM #258Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
I will say one thing. The Packers told the world in their draft this year that the the demise of the running game in the NFL is premature.
I think after watching AP run over them last year they understand that they have to bring some balance back to their offense and that they need to run the ball more and be able to take time off the clock. Along with that it better send a message to the Vikings that they need to make sure they don't slip any farther down the run defense spreadsheet.
05-01-2013, 01:13 PM #260
A middle linebacker is able to defend the run or a middle linebacker is able to defend the pass. Both may be true or false. Skum stating a middle linebacker needs to be able to defend the pass does not mean that he stated a middle linebacker needs not to be able to defend against the run.
Your logic is non sequitur. It is affirming a disjunct because defending the pass and defending the run are not mutually exclusive properties of a middle linebacker.