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    Re: Training Camp battles

    our WR's i see going more for fitting situations then for # in receiving line.

    Krob - as far as i can see will be the #1 target sideline / slants
    Troy, quick bursts down the side, slants and maybe some deeper hooks
    Travis Taylor, inside and cross patterns, also sideline shallow
    M-Rob or even endzone fades - quick routes and 2 min drill sidelines
    Billy McMullen? not sure.. maybe though same as T.t from the other side.


    i'll read up more on the other positions and post later..

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    Re: Training Camp battles

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    Vikings | Two to battle at middle linebacker
    Fri, 7 Jul 2006 19:42:11 -0700

    Kevin Seifert, writing for the Sporting News, reports Minnesota Vikings LB E.J. Henderson will compete with LB Napoleon Harris for the starting middle linebacker job during training camp. Henderson appears to have the slight edge heading into camp.

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    Re: Training Camp battles

    "cogitans" wrote:
    2. starting WR behind K-Rob:
    Troy, Travis Taylor, M-Rob or even Billy McMullen?

    I think it will go to Troy, who has to show why he was a 7th overall pick last year. But it is not given that it'll be handed to him before he shows in camp that he deserves it.
    The reason he was a 7th overall pick is because Mike Tice and the Vikings brain-trust decided they had to have him at 7. Which, looking at who else they could have had (HELLO DERRICK JOHNSON!), does not look like the proper choice at this time. Williamson's impact last year was minimal.

    However, expecting him to perform at the level expected of a 7th overall choice simply because someone decided to choose him there is a dangerous proposition - both for your expectations and the pressure placed upon him.

    Travis Taylor is a proven receiver who made many tough catches last season over the middle for the Vikings. To presume that he is going to lose the #2 receiver's spot to Troy Williamson simply because TW was the #7 pick in the 2005 draft is ludicrous. Williamson has done NOTHING to show he is a better receiver than Taylor.

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    Re: Training Camp battles

    "AWZeus" wrote:
    "cogitans" wrote:
    2. starting WR behind K-Rob:
    Troy, Travis Taylor, M-Rob or even Billy McMullen?

    I think it will go to Troy, who has to show why he was a 7th overall pick last year. But it is not given that it'll be handed to him before he shows in camp that he deserves it.
    The reason he was a 7th overall pick is because Mike Tice and the Vikings brain-trust decided they had to have him at 7. Which, looking at who else they could have had (HELLO DERRICK JOHNSON!), does not look like the proper choice at this time. Williamson's impact last year was minimal.

    However, expecting him to perform at the level expected of a 7th overall choice simply because someone decided to choose him there is a dangerous proposition - both for your expectations and the pressure placed upon him.

    Travis Taylor is a proven receiver who made many tough catches last season over the middle for the Vikings. To presume that he is going to lose the #2 receiver's spot to Troy Williamson simply because TW was the #7 pick in the 2005 draft is ludicrous. Williamson has done NOTHING to show he is a better receiver than Taylor.
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    This is one reason why we have training camp & pre-season games. That will be the deciding factor of who #2 will be :wink:

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    Re: Training Camp battles

    "AWZeus" wrote:
    "cogitans" wrote:
    2. starting WR behind K-Rob:
    Troy, Travis Taylor, M-Rob or even Billy McMullen?

    I think it will go to Troy, who has to show why he was a 7th overall pick last year. But it is not given that it'll be handed to him before he shows in camp that he deserves it.
    The reason he was a 7th overall pick is because Mike Tice and the Vikings brain-trust decided they had to have him at 7. Which, looking at who else they could have had (HELLO DERRICK JOHNSON!), does not look like the proper choice at this time. Williamson's impact last year was minimal.

    However, expecting him to perform at the level expected of a 7th overall choice simply because someone decided to choose him there is a dangerous proposition - both for your expectations and the pressure placed upon him.

    Travis Taylor is a proven receiver who made many tough catches last season over the middle for the Vikings. To presume that he is going to lose the #2 receiver's spot to Troy Williamson simply because TW was the #7 pick in the 2005 draft is ludicrous. Williamson has done NOTHING to show he is a better receiver than Taylor.

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    Agreed. I Like Williamson a lot, and I think he's got potential worthy of #7 pick, but In this league, you suck until proven awesome by a jury of your fans.
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