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    Re: Vikings growing concerned Rice will leave

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    Losing Sidney Rice Might Not Be The Worst Thing Ever

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    Hey Christopher!

    What you failed to look at was the void that would be left if we lose Rice.

    Would we fill that void with Berrian? He has only caught 12 TDs as a Viking & his stats of the past two seasons combined don't even add up to his 2008 stats.

    And while you scoff at Rice's 18 TD's of his past four seasons here, other than Harvin & Berrian, how do our other remaining WR's talents/stats stack up to Rice's;

    Arceneaux, Emmanuel
    Brown, Freddie
    Burton, Stephen
    Camarillo, Greg
    Iglesias, Juaquin
    Johnson, Jaymar

    Unless our WR corp is bolstered by adding a revitalized Moss to the roster, I don't see a successful WR tandem amongst any two of those names.
    What, Greg Camarillo and Juaquin Iglesias don't make you moist in the loins?
    Greg made my loins sweat once in his first game appearance, but it was short lived.

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    Re: Vikings growing concerned Rice will leave

    All things considered. We have some serious holes to fill on roster. I say let Rice walk, sign Randy for a heck of alot cheaper. Rice had 1 good year, otherwise has really done nothing. Our new offense is supposed to run alot of 2 TE formations, ran through AD, with more play action then past years. Moss imo would be better suited for that role. Just a thought....

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    Re: Vikings growing concerned Rice will leave

    I hope we find a way to resign Rice but given the fact we're already 5 million over the cap and haven't signed a single FA or draft pick, it's not going to be an easy task.

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    Re: Vikings growing concerned Rice will leave

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    I hope we find a way to resign Rice but given the fact we're already 5 million over the cap and haven't signed a single FA or draft pick, it's not going to be an easy task.
    Wonder what Marty thinks about not going out and signing all our FA's already by now. We would have been SCREWED if we did that.

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    Re: Vikings growing concerned Rice will leave

    I think the best thing Rice has going for him is his agent. They've effectively created a market that says he's the next superstar wide receiver after one magical year with a HOF QB at the helm.

    Now there's injury concerns, and one season of lightning, and some how he's the MVP for FA WR's? I think with restructuring Greenway, new contract for AP, we should be able to retain Rice, even if he's 'testing the market'.

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    Re: Vikings growing concerned Rice will leave

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    I hope we find a way to resign Rice but given the fact we're already 5 million over the cap and haven't signed a single FA or draft pick, it's not going to be an easy task.
    Wonder what Marty thinks about not going out and signing all our FA's already by now. We would have been SCREWED if we did that.
    I don't think so. Greenway and Peterson will have lower cap numbers when resigned. I really believe when all is said and done there will be room to sign Rice if they want. Edwards is likely gone.

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    Re: Vikings growing concerned Rice will leave

    Edwards is gone. We paid Robison. He'll be the guy. I think Edwards reaped the benefits of Jared Allen. Robison is big, strong and fast. He'll step up. I think he will have at least 5 sacks this season, if not top Edward's 8 from last year.

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    Re: Vikings growing concerned Rice will leave

    I agree that Rice leaving could hurt the Vikings. In fact no doubt it will. OTOH, he is going to be expensive and the Vikings do not currently have the cap to re-sign him. I know they have a lot of work to do over the next few days to iron things out.

    There are other WRs in the free agent market that would cost less and may be as effective. Malcomb Floyd has good hands and is a threat in the endzone for one.

    Regardless the Vikings need someone that can stretch the field to allor AP and Percy to do their damage. The 2 TE set will definitely help if Ponder will be the man. Regardless they need a deep threat to keep defenses honest.

    I have mixed thoughts towards Rice. Losing him may suck but it may also be a blessing. Let's face it. As much as I like Rice and what he did in 2009 he really hasn't done much since. He's made some plays. Don't get me wrong. However, he's also had his share of injuries.

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    Re: Vikings growing concerned Rice will leave

    Losing Rice will hurt us....as long as we do NOTHING to address the loss.

    Thing is, and I've said this for awhile now, I'm not convinced that the loss is that hard to replace.

    Rice had ONE great season. ONE. He didn't replicate, and aside from a handful of great catches, he didn't even LOOK LIKE he could have replicated. His numbers simply weren't there in his return.

    Can we replace him with someone on the roster right now? No.

    But I don't think we can afford to spend what he wants to keep him...I think we'd be over paying...just like with Edwards.

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    Re: Vikings growing concerned Rice will leave

    made me chuckle to see on KFFL that Seattle is interested in Rice... the same team that TJ is also linked with. There's a combo to see, so will the WR make the QB or will the QB make the WR? :P
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