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    I actually just wrote in my blog yesterday that I think the Vikings should start Joe Webb instead of Christian Ponder.

    I think the Vikings need to see what they have in Webb. If he's good, we know that we can go into next season with a real competition between Webb and Ponder for the starting job. If he's bad, we'll know that next year it's probably time to hand Ponder the keys to the car, and we might have to be patient while he learns to drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12purplepride28 View Post
    Great point. Everyone says Ponder will get killed behind our line, but why assume it will be any better next year? And if we drafted Luck, there goes our first pick which is our best shot at improving our o-line, so should we play Luck and let him get killed back there?

    We have a lot to address in the draft next year, but there's no guarantees that we'll get Jake Long or someone even close.
    There are never any guarantees, but you can easily expect to get better on the O-line because by next year, we will have several opportunities to improve the personnel. Draft, Free Agency, trade... all of these can happen before next season. Only a trade could happen now, and that is much less likely. Plus, we'll have a full off-season to work with.

    This is also exactly why I am opposed to drafting Luck, if we should happen to be in that position (which I still believe we will not). We simply need too much help elsewhere, and do have a strong potential successor already in place at QB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveling_Vike View Post
    There are never any guarantees, but you can easily expect to get better on the O-line because by next year, we will have several opportunities to improve the personnel. Draft, Free Agency, trade... all of these can happen before next season. Only a trade could happen now, and that is much less likely. Plus, we'll have a full off-season to work with.

    This is also exactly why I am opposed to drafting Luck, if we should happen to be in that position (which I still believe we will not). We simply need too much help elsewhere, and do have a strong potential successor already in place at QB.
    Why would you expect the OL to get better by next year when we have basically the same FO we have had for the past 5 years and there has not been a single substantial upgrade at any position in that whole time sine we got Hutch in 2006.

    Since then we have managed to move backwards at LT. Backwards at C. Stayed the same but with more injuries at RG and while we did use a higher pick at LT to shore up that position we just released the one guy in the league that could compliment him size wise.

    You are talking about a major renovation of the line to get to where we are even a top 10 unit. That will require replacing Hutch, Sully, Johnson and Hererra and hoping that Loadholt takes a few steps up in his game.

    That is not happening in one or even 2 years my friend. If everything goes right we are still looking at this roster being a 5 year project before we are a real, consistent, solid contender.

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    right or wrong, Fran is just a grumpy old man with a negative outlook on life. On point it is not time for ponder yet.

    It's Webb time!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Floyd View Post
    Why would you expect the OL to get better by next year when we have basically the same FO we have had for the past 5 years and there has not been a single substantial upgrade at any position in that whole time sine we got Hutch in 2006.
    At least there will be that opportunity, which we will NOT have BEFORE next year.

    Since then we have managed to move backwards at LT. Backwards at C. Stayed the same but with more injuries at RG and while we did use a higher pick at LT to shore up that position we just released the one guy in the league that could compliment him size wise.
    You mean the one guy whose head everyone was screaming for? The one guy who couldn't keep his off-the-field activities under control? The one who showed up massively out of shape? The same guy who is currently stinking it up for the Ravens?

    You are talking about a major renovation of the line to get to where we are even a top 10 unit. That will require replacing Hutch, Sully, Johnson and Hererra and hoping that Loadholt takes a few steps up in his game.
    Yes, a major renovation is needed, eventually. But we don't need to immediately become a top 10 unit, like you seem to think. Any improvement is a step forward, and we will have plenty of chances to do that. We don't need to replace all of them in one shot, but we have a reasonable hope of upgrading at least two positions via draft and FA.

    That is not happening in one or even 2 years my friend. If everything goes right we are still looking at this roster being a 5 year project before we are a real, consistent, solid contender.
    Quite possibly so. But then again, we do have a potential franchise QB to protect now, which we have not had since Culpepper. Management may decide that they need to protect their investment.

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    Joe Theismann: Vikings need to make QB change

    Joe Theismann: Vikings need to make QB change - NFL - Sporting News

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