View Poll Results: Which receiver do you want the Vikings to sign this off-season?

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  • Wes Welker

    1 5.00%
  • Greg Jennings

    6 30.00%
  • Dwayne Bowe

    5 25.00%
  • Mike Wallace

    5 25.00%
  • Brian Hartline

    1 5.00%
  • None of the listed

    2 10.00%
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    Quote Originally Posted by HEY View Post
    The Minnesota Vikings needs to upgrade their roster of wide receivers. Any fan of the Vikings will agree on that. The fans are thankful to have Percy Harvin. I strongly believe that there does not exist a team with a more exciting and explosive duo as Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin. Harvin is like a more versatile mini-AD. He's a unique player in the NFL and when healthy he can be in MVP-discussions. Not only because he's Vikings number one receiver, but also the team's second best running back and a one of the league's most dangerous returners as well.

    The issue is: there's Harvin... then there's the rest.

    The drop of in the level of talent is too great to compete with the top passing offenses in the NFL. Plus, Harvin is not a natural outside receiver. The Vikes have excellent depth at the slot position with one of the best in the game, Percy Harvin, and a young newcomer in Jarious Wright. With Percy Harvin healthy, the Vikings can compete with the best, but with Harvin out, Ponder can not to the job by himself (Wright is good, but he's no Percy Harvin) and Ponder needs good receivers around him if we are going to make another run at the Super Bowl.

    So... without further ado, I compiled a list of the top 5 wide receivers this off-season that will become Unrestricted Free Agents in order of who I think will contribute the most for the Vikings. Funny thing: flip this list and you will get the best players out of the five (except from Bowe, he is right after Jennings) but here I will focus on who fits the team the most, that also includes the youth profile the Vikings have.

    5. Wes Welker - Best slot receiver... maybe ever. Problem is: we need someone on the outside and a highly accurate QB to take full advantage of him. 31 years old.

    4. Greg Jennings - I've always liked him (for a Packer) and he's been one of the best in the game for a long time. He doesn't have any big flaws. 29 years old.

    3. Brian Hartline - Eclipsed 1000 yards this season. Has good size and speed and is just 26 years old.

    2. Mike Wallace - A true deep threat who is known as one of the fastest players in the league, and like Hartline, just 26 years old.

    1. Dawyne Bowe - A playmaker. Got excellent size and is one of the best outside receivers, but not one of the most reliable guys with most questionable character out of the top 5. Still in his prime at 28 years old.
    Jennings and Welker are both best suited for the slot. So are you going to trade PH, if so then I like Jennings, if not, then I wouldn't want either of them.

    I would try to get Wallace as long as he doesn't want a huge guarenteed money contract.
    Last edited by tarkenton10; 01-14-2013 at 02:27 PM.

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    Go get Bowe. Jennings is a cheesed!ck douche.

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    Fuck it ... we got the money. Jennings and Bowe. Then we are all set. Maybe draft a guy and only take Bowe since Jennings is always dinged up ...

    But either of those guys would be very good.

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    Does Bowe fit into our offense? Wallace for that matter too?

    Wes would fit in I think.

    Jenning knows out system and has proven to flourish in it.

    Does it matter with out QB?

    We haven't had much of any run after the catch why is that? Is it QB, system or guys bobbling the ball? This run after the catch problem has been consistent for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarkenton10 View Post
    Jennings and Welker are both best suited for the slot. So are you going to trade PH, if so then I like Jennings, if not, then I wouldn't want either of them.
    I agree with that. It doesn't make sense to sign a bunch of slot receivers and not have any deep threat receivers. Is Wright supposed to be more of a deep threat receiver or a slot receiver? I would think it's the latter due to his size.

    Either way you slice it, we need to know what will happen with Harvin prior to FA. If we know we have to replace prior to FA, we can sign a FA player. If we don't know until TC, then we'll pass on signing a replacement for him in FA & may end up having to try & do it when TC rolls around if at that time he wants out.

    Trading him in July doesn't do us any good in 2013 as FA will have dried up & the draft is long over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowinapril View Post
    We haven't had much of any run after the catch why is that? Is it QB, system or guys bobbling the ball? This run after the catch problem has been consistent for years.
    We've had a lot of YAC with Harvin in there. I think there;s more YAC than you think especially on bubble passes. With Jenning & Aromashodu, not so much. Other times when we don't get any, it seems like our receivers need to stop before Ponder will throw to them rather than him trying to hit a moving target. Other times our receivers are just to slow and get tackled almost immediately, even if they are hit on the fly.

    More than half way thru the season, Ponder's average pass thru the air was just over 5 yards. With that kind of average, you don't get that kind of yardage without something decent for YAC.

    With that said though, we'd certainly get a lot more if he could hit receivers in stride more often.
    Last edited by singersp; 01-15-2013 at 06:30 AM.

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    Well said.
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