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    Re: Tice says Mewelde to start in place of Bennett in opener

    bennett is runing just like the end of last year like crap. mm is going to tear it up i like watching the running back actully get away from the first guy

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    Re: Tice says Mewelde to start in place of Bennett in opener

    "natethegreat" wrote:
    if MB plays at least 13 games and doesn't get even close to 1,000 yards, i dont think we will resign him, i saw on FSN "huddle up at TC" he was saying he hopes he gets resigned after this year and that he really likes minnesota and would like to spend the rest of his career here, i doubt we resign him
    I agree - unless Bennett has a great year, I don't see us resigning him. The only thing is, I don't really see us signing him anyways. If he has a bad year, he's gone, period. But if he has a really good year, he'll probably price himself out of Minnesota, because we won't be willing to give him a huge deal with Moore and Fason chomping at the bit.

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    Re: Tice says Mewelde to start in place of Bennett in opener

    i just hope that people dont lose faith in MM if he has a bad game against the chargers. they have a very adequete defensive lineup and the vikes aren't showing anything in the offensive running game...especailly with Birk absent. Bennett has had chances and truely hasnt shown as much as MM. I know this sounds bad, but i almost hope bennetts injury is still lingering come the regular season and MM gets a chance to start, becuase based on talent, not on sheer speed, he has the better football skills.

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    Re: Tice says Mewelde to start in place of Bennett in opener

    I'm certainly surprised that Tice has announced this already with the season opener still two weeks off.
    Bennett is not going to like this as, again, his durability is coming into question.
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    Re: Tice says Mewelde to start in place of Bennett in opener

    In order for bennett to have a great year he is going to need 255 carries again. That's not going to happen. MM even if he starts every game will not get 200+ carries.

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    Re: Tice says Mewelde to start in place of Bennett in opener

    "Del Rio" wrote:
    In order for bennett to have a great year he is going to need 255 carries again. That's not going to happen. MM even if he starts every game will not get 200+ carries.
    and with the outlook not looking so good for Birk at the moment then the running game may suffer even more as a result. Question is can Withrow step up and cover center for the season or do the Vikes need to be looking at the waiver wire over then next week or so to see who may become available ?
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    Re: Tice says Mewelde to start in place of Bennett in opener

    Nice position for MeMo to be in, at this point it is his job to lose. I'm sure the odds in Vegas for Bennett staying healthy and remaining a starter are pretty low at this point.


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    Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said RB Michael Bennett (neck) is not a sure thing to play in the team's season opener Sept. 11, because of his neck injury. "Right now, Mike's out, so I'm moving forward, even for Tampa without Mike. I don't see Mike being anything but an outside shot for Tampa. I'm not a doctor, but I know anytime you sprain your neck or tweak your neck or have neck spasms or whatever he has, it's hard to put a guy back in there, especially a guy who has taken a lot of hits, unless he is confident in that neck. It's another area where I am probably in my mind moving on with other players right now, said Tice Tuesday, Aug. 23.

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    Re: Tice says Mewelde to start in place of Bennett in opener

    This is the way I think it should have been all along. It's too bad it took an injury to get us here. Our corps of RB's is getting pretty thin.


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    Re: Tice says Mewelde to start in place of Bennett in opener

    It sounds like Tice is really kinda pushing for double M too? I guess he did probably make a mistake giving the role to Bennett in the first place. In my opinion you always have the starting role open to competition. Especially when your supposed starter is getting hurt constantly! I'm glad that he's giving Moore a shot. Good Move TICE!!!
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    Re: Tice says Mewelde to start in place of Bennett in opener

    "BigEasyViking" wrote:
    I'm glad that he's giving Moore a shot. Good Move TICE!!!
    It appears to me that he has no choice but to give him a shot.

    I was reading an article about our former leader Denny G. and he is giving J.J. Arrington the starting nod regardless of what happens in the preseason. Shipp averaged over 7 yds/carry last game...I bet that makes him happy lol.

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