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    Re: Team not thrilled with Taylor’s work ethic

    Only a racist would think I am being racist so I am not to worried about it.

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    Re: Team not thrilled with Taylor’s work ethic

    "PurplePride80" wrote:
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    He still has time. Its only July........wait...nevermind.....

    CHILDRESS.....CRACK THAT WHIP!!!
    You should chose your words a little more carefully.
    Geez :roll: , is somebody a little sensitive?

    Chester Cheetah will be fine. Childress runs a tough camp and Taylor will have no choice but to be in shape by the end of it; I think he's going to be a great addition to our team.
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    Re: Team not thrilled with Taylor’s work ethic

    "PurplePride80" wrote:
    "coreyd" wrote:
    He still has time. Its only July........wait...nevermind.....

    CHILDRESS.....CRACK THAT WHIP!!!
    You should chose your words a little more carefully.
    "coreyd" wrote:
    Only a racist would think I am being racist so I am not to worried about it.
    Let's not play the race card. OK?

    Coreyd simply means get on his case & be the disciplinarian we all expected Childress would be.

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    Re: Team not thrilled with Taylor’s work ethic

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    Now why in the blue hell would a career backup RB come into camp with his new team slated to be the starting RB for the first time in his career out of shape? I just don't get it.. Now don't you think he has something to prove? If he is out of shape, he will tire faster, thus not be able to carry the load.. He better change his tune, or he will find himself backing up once again, this time in Minnesota..
    And perhaps this is exactly why he was backing up in Baltimore.

    Just because Jamal Lewis was there? I don't buy it.

    C-Tay had the same opportunity there to to assert himself & win the starting position. If he could have out performed Lewis there, he would have been the starter.

    Same is true here. If another RB out performs him, he will find himself in a back-up role.

    Brad won't hand the starting job to him on a silver platter. :wink:

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    Re: Team not thrilled with Taylor’s work ethic

    "singersp" wrote:
    "VikesfaninWis" wrote:
    Now why in the blue hell would a career backup RB come into camp with his new team slated to be the starting RB for the first time in his career out of shape? I just don't get it.. Now don't you think he has something to prove? If he is out of shape, he will tire faster, thus not be able to carry the load.. He better change his tune, or he will find himself backing up once again, this time in Minnesota..
    And perhaps this is exactly why he was backing up in Baltimore.

    Just because Jamal Lewis was there? I don't buy it.

    C-Tay had the same opportunity there to to assert himself & win the starting position. If he could have out performed Lewis there, he would have been the starter.

    Same is true here. If another RB out performs him, he will find himself in a back-up role.

    Brad won't hand the starting job to him on a silver platter. :wink:
    I don't believe anything will be handed to anyone either. But still Brad has to show the organisation and fans that he made the right pick in bringing in Chester.

    So I guess he'll get a chance, which might also be why he is un his back now, to let him know he has to work for it and earn his position.

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    Re: Team not thrilled with Taylor’s work ethic

    I'm really not worried. He'll have over 1,000 yards this year. Getting amped up over a two line article is a bit of an overreaction considering there hasn't even been a mandatory practice yet. If he shows up to camp out of shape maybe he won't start, but I doubt that will happen. I even doubt that he is badly out of shape.
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    Re: Team not thrilled with Taylor’s work ethic

    "V-Unit" wrote:
    I'm really not worried. He'll have over 1,000 yards this year. Getting amped up over a two line article is a bit of an overreaction considering there hasn't even been a mandatory practice yet. If he shows up to camp out of shape maybe he won't start, but I doubt that will happen. I even doubt that he is badly out of shape.
    You can say that again. It's the offseason allright.

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    Re: Team not thrilled with Taylor’s work ethic

    Is Chester Taylor-Made?
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    By: Viking Update Staff

    Date: Jun 25, 2006

    Concerns have begun to surface about the commitment running back Chester Taylor has to being the featured back in the Vikings backfield, with some theorizing that the big money Taylor earned has diminished some of his drive to be his best.

    In the weeks leading up to free agency, there was talk that the Vikings might make the biggest splash of all by going after All Pro running backs Shaun Alexander or Edgerrin James. As it turned out, the Seahawks took Alexander out of the equation with a long-term deal and the Vikings weren't interested in adding James due to his age and the amount of mileage on his body through a strong NFL career.

    Instead the Vikings went after career backup Chester Taylor, who seemed to be more a victim of circumstance than lack of ability. Playing behind Jamal Lewis, who ran for more than 2,000 yards in a single season when Taylor first arrived with the Ravens, Taylor seemed mired in the background. Last year, however, when both players got a chance to run the ball, it was clear that Taylor was hitting the hole faster and looked considerably better than Lewis. In the end, the Ravens inkled that they would like to sign-and-trade Lewis to the Vikings. The Vikes balked and ended up signing Taylor.

    The rub now seems to be that there are rumblings that Taylor has not taken his offseason workout habits too seriously. He showed up to minicamps overweight and there have been some internal griping that he doesn't have the greatest work ethic.

    The organization believes his motivation should be the four-year, $14.1 million payday he received from the Vikings, which includes $5.6 million in guaranteed money.

    While this might raise a red flag, the Vikings are said to have told Taylor to be ready to give his all during training camp and that a full-time starting job hasn't been locked up. With players like Mewelde Moore and Ciatrick Fason not looking to be part-time situational players, it would appear Taylor has been put on notice -- get in shape and stay in shape or your starting job may be on the line before it ever began.
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    Re: Team not thrilled with Taylor’s work ethic

    If Chester doesn't want to prepare like a #1 I'm sure Moore would be more than willing, which is just fine with me. The real knock with him is maybe he's not the best pass blocker in the world and people keep saying, "he's to small". Tiki Barber.

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    Re: Team not thrilled with Taylor’s work ethic

    I think tayler will be fine, but in case I am wrong I still have faith in Memo. With a bigger line, a real FB to lead the way, and a real offense coordinator I think he may really show what he can do.

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