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    Vikings might have found a gift in LB Larry Dean

    Vikings might have found a gift in rookie linebacker Larry Dean

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    Re: Vikings might have found a gift in LB Larry Dean

    [video size=100 width=425 height=344 type=youtube]PMDFRh458G4[/video]

    Some interesting plays there. Looks to have quick feet and reactions and also wraps the ball carrier as well when tackling which is good to see.
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    Re: Vikings might have found a gift in LB Larry Dean

    Interesting. I will be sure to keep an eye out for him in the upcoming and last preseason game.

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    Re: Vikings might have found a gift in LB Larry Dean

    Quote Originally Posted by "HEY" #1106687
    Interesting. I will be sure to keep an eye out for him in the upcoming and last preseason game.
    If you watched close against Dallas, he was in early a couple of times in the 1rst quarter.

    He had a decent game, but the game to watch film on him was the Seachickens game. Seemed like he was in on every play.

    For me, 6'0"/226lbs kindof gives me concern.

    55 Onatolu, Kenny LB ACT 6'2" 225 10/8/1982 3 Nebraska-Omaha
    52 Greenway, Chad LB ACT 6'2" 242 1/12/1983 6 Iowa
    54 Brinkley, Jasper LB ACT 6'1" 252 7/12/1985 3 South Carolina
    56 Henderson, E.J. LB ACT 6'1" 245 8/3/1980 9 Maryland
    50 Henderson, Erin LB ACT 6'3" 244 7/1/1986 4 Maryland

    58 Herron, David LB ACT 6'1" 239 6/17/1984 3 Michigan State
    57 Homan, Ross LB ACT 6'0" 240 3/5/1987 0 Ohio State
    51 Dean, Larry LB ACT 6'0" 226 8/7/1988 0 Valdosta State
    59 Farwell, Heath LB ACT 6'0" 235 12/31/1981 7 San Diego State

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    Re: Vikings might have found a gift in LB Larry Dean

    This was the most interesting part of the article IMHO:

    The Vikings called about veteran quarterback Tyler Thigpen, but his agent Joel Turner needed a favor first.

    In late July, Turner asked director of player personnel George Paton to take a hard look at Larry Dean, an undrafted free-agent linebacker out of Division II Valdosta State.

    Paton said the Vikings didn't even have a scouting file on the undersized linebacker, who generated little buzz on the NFL draft trail.

    But Paton said they would scout Dean and possibly sign him if it helped their chances with Thigpen, Turner said.
    That is a nice look at the inner workings of a front office... I wonder how often this kind of tit for tat takes place. I am guessing quite a bit.
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    Re: Vikings might have found a gift in LB Larry Dean

    Quote Originally Posted by "NodakPaul" #1106703
    This was the most interesting part of the article IMHO:

    The Vikings called about veteran quarterback Tyler Thigpen, but his agent Joel Turner needed a favor first.

    In late July, Turner asked director of player personnel George Paton to take a hard look at Larry Dean, an undrafted free-agent linebacker out of Division II Valdosta State.

    Paton said the Vikings didn't even have a scouting file on the undersized linebacker, who generated little buzz on the NFL draft trail.

    But Paton said they would scout Dean and possibly sign him if it helped their chances with Thigpen, Turner said.
    That is a nice look at the inner workings of a front office... I wonder how often this kind of tit for tat takes place. I am guessing quite a bit.
    Still say I'd rather spend one week in the FO than get to stand on the sidelines for a game.

    The processes that they follow are very interesting to say the least.

    On a side note, the whole going after Orton and then Thigpen before Dnabb (even though I posted it) sure seemed to get overlooked by most on here.

    Kindof funny when you think about it. I bet when I run it up the flag pole a few years from now (ala my theory on how the 2006 draft unfolded and the Fooley gaff) I bet Z says I'm dreaming crap up again. :lol:
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