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    Vikings not as good 'on paper' after losing Harvin, Winfield

    Vikings not as good 'on paper' after losing Harvin, Winfield

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    When you lose the biggest playmaker on both sides of the ball, it will impact the team. Trick is, can we overcome?

    Too often we claim we're better after losing a superstart (moss, Culpepper, Moss again), and it's simply not true. Hopefully we can make the next step now.

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    If you consider Winfield to be the biggest playmaker on the defense you will have to excuse me while I laugh my ass off.And if you think Harvin is a bigger playmaker then the reigning league MVP I better just laugh one butt cheek off for each one.

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    How good were we "on paper" before last season?
    Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.

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    If the Sea Hawks go to the SB this year then I suppose this statement is true. Its really hard to tell until we see our top draft picks play in real NFL games.

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    Pretty strange statement in general. Yea, we lost two good players, but we added a number of new players, younger players have more experience, some are coming off injuries, ......

    Not sure what the paper comment means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tastywaves View Post
    Pretty strange statement in general. Yea, we lost two good players, but we added a number of new players, younger players have more experience, some are coming off injuries, ......

    Not sure what the paper comment means.
    Foolishness... What would you rather have, a corner that is 36 years old, has lost his ability to cover receivers, or a first round 6'1 200 pound first round talent?

    As for Harvin, yes he was a playmaker, but he is really not a typical number one. He is not a td machine, and he rarely rips off large yardage except returning kicks. What would you rather have, a player with a chip on his shoulder that is injury prone, or a bonifide number one in Jennings, and a first round draft pick talent who is 6'2 210 pound freak who will be a bonifide star in the return game, and has sky is the limit potential as a receiver who as a baby with no experience came to a major program and turned heads and produced? I'll take the latter especially when considering we are on a youth movement .

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingpin9995 View Post
    Foolishness... What would you rather have, a corner that is 36 years old, has lost his ability to cover receivers, or a first round 6'1 200 pound first round talent?
    Vikings tried, they offered him more money than Seattle... he just wanted to leave. Can't blame the Vikings for that.
    Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.

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    Well thank God football games aren't played 'on paper'...
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    HA! I honestly think the Vikings got BETTER 'on paper' after losing Harvin and Winfield. To me, it's just a simple math.

    - Harvin (injury prone, locker cancer, never been a Pro Bowl receiver)
    + Greg Jennings (previous Pro Bowl receiver, great character, not as old as people think and may have many years left in him)
    + Cordarelle Patterson (Best receiver on many people's board in 2013 Draft, physical talent similar to Harvin, but much younger and much better size)

    - Winfield (36 year old, even more injury prone than Harvin)
    + Xavier Rhodes (#1 DB on many people's board in 2013 Draft, 23 years old and superior size)

    And that's without mentioning all the other additions.

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