08-29-2011, 11:01 PM #11
Re: Vikings cut QB Bomar, WR Holmes, eight othersOriginally Posted by "ejmat" #1106415
08-29-2011, 11:54 PM #12Jersey Retired
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Re: Vikings cut QB Bomar, WR Holmes, eight othersOriginally Posted by "tastywaves" #1106417
08-30-2011, 12:45 AM #13
Re: Vikings cut QB Bomar, WR Holmes, eight others
I have never heard of any of those players that got cut.We're bringing purple back.
08-30-2011, 08:28 PM #14
Re: Vikings cut QB Bomar, WR Holmes, eight othersOriginally Posted by "NDVikingFan66" #1106387
Second, One of my failings in life that I repeatedly have apologized for on here......I do not like anything PUKER. It is just something I can't get over.
Third, my biggest hack on Shortwell was his short kickoffs. By the way, I didn't make up his knickname, it was given to him by members of the PUKER media.
Fourth, I tolerate him on this team cause he can kick FG's. When he can't do that, like any other player on this team who fails to produce, I will start saying its time to go, regardless of his background or history.
Trust me, when/if AD ever starts to play like an old has been I will ask for him to leave as well. On that I have been pretty consistent.
Fifth, his history has nothing to do with this year. This year will determine what happens this year, not how many long FG's he has kicked in the past.
So far he has been short on Kickoffs and is now missing FG's (atleast last game).
Sixth, ....There were several I would have tried to bring in, but alas, our CAP issues and time have made all of them out of reach I fear.
In no specific order.....
Prater. Longer on kickoffs and just as accurate inside the 40 as Shortwell.
Vinatieri. More clutch than Shortwell ever was. Has had some dropoff on KOffs though but again, the rule helps just like it should with our current kicker.
David Akers. No issues. Kicks outside and has lots of distance. Just as reliable as Shortwell especially outside of 50.
Matt Bryant. I think he was something like 8 of 11 outside the 50 last year.
In the long run, I guess we are stuck with him and just to stress it one more time, as long as he makes FG's I won't beeyyyyatch (to much), but when he starts missing them, standby for heavy rolls as the ship comes about.(Old Navy warning when a ship turns in heavy seas)Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
08-30-2011, 08:33 PM #15
Re: Vikings cut QB Bomar, WR Holmes, eight othersOriginally Posted by "STCLOUDSAYSGOVIKES" #1106394
Most of the stuff about Shortwell on this site comes from my constant dislike of anything PUKER and is usually posted to poke me in the eye.....
In short, Ole Mars is a good poster who knows alot about the game. I'm sure his reply was more directed at my pea brain than at you my friend.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
08-30-2011, 08:36 PM #16
Re: Vikings cut QB Bomar, WR Holmes, eight othersOriginally Posted by "tastywaves" #1106411
In almost every post to date, I have repeatedly said how good Mr. Shortwell was at FG's and my only issue with him was related to his Kickoff prowes.
Problem, atleast for now, is that he missed 2 out of 3 FG's. Kickers, damn good ones for that matter, have been shitcanned for alot less my friends.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
08-30-2011, 08:39 PM #17
Re: Vikings cut QB Bomar, WR Holmes, eight othersOriginally Posted by "MulletMullitia" #1106392
I'm hoping, just as much as Ole Mars is, that the bad hit doesn't happen anymore.
If it does, I'm sure there is an out in the contract that will make him releasable, problem is, who is still out there that could come in and replace him at this point.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
08-30-2011, 09:10 PM #18
Re: Vikings cut QB Bomar, WR Holmes, eight othersOriginally Posted by "Marrdro" #1106593
Ryan Longwell, K, Vikings. Age: 37.
Re-signed with Vikings (4 years, $12 million)
Ryan Longwell's field goal percentages the past five years: 84.0, 83.3, 85.3, 92.9 and 94.4. Age is a concern, but Longwell is still one of the NFL's elite kickers.Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.
08-31-2011, 03:30 PM #19
Re: Vikings cut QB Bomar, WR Holmes, eight othersOriginally Posted by "marshallvike" #1106601
But those numbers are in the past. Were they a factor in him being retained by the Vikes? Sure, but what he does on the field this year will be what drives the train, not his history.
So far, I'm not liking what I'm seeing.
Just to recap, in case it gets confused.....
a. He hasn't kicked one deep yet. I am not sure if he can, however, what I am sure of is the staff is asking him to kick it higher, with more hang time, in an effort to tackle the guy before he gets to the 20 instead of just kicking it deep and giving them the ball on the 20......so we don't really know if he can kick it out of the endzone.
b. He has missed at least one FG due to a poor kick. The other can be attributed to bad line play.
In the end, there is no real need to panick here, unless of course he starts missing them on a regular basis.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
08-31-2011, 04:39 PM #20
Re: Vikings cut QB Bomar, WR Holmes, eight othersOriginally Posted by "Marrdro" #1106716
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