Thread: Vikings Sign Greg Jennings
03-17-2013, 07:21 PM #151
Simply put... the good teams draft multiple WRs to balance themselves out.
San Fran. Has Crabtree, Drafts AJ Jenkins very high, Trades for Boldin. San Fran is as runn first a team as we are. However, they started to become elite when they started to address the passing game (their defense was always good). So now they can pound it with Gore or beat you thru the air.
Take any team that has been successful and you will see that they address the WR position early and often. Its a must. Seattle Rice, Baldin, Tate. Steelers (when they were good) Wallace, Sanders, Brown. Teams that struggle because they have not address the passing game to go with their run game....Tenn, Jaguars, Vikings.
Must you be reminded 6-10, 3-13, 10 - 6*
*Peterson walked on water.
03-17-2013, 08:02 PM #152
03-17-2013, 08:08 PM #153
Ponder is still the big question mark in our offense. WR mean nothing without a QB who can get them the ball down the field. Ponder has to be 10 times better than he was last year for this offense to do much I don't care who the WR are.
03-17-2013, 08:09 PM #154
Kevoncox, I disagree with you. Due to awesome TE play, Peterson, and Percy's contributions, when he played, the vikes still won games. Adding a proven leader, dumping a troublemaker, and adding talent at the wr position thru the draft equals a three win season? With AP still doing his thing? Is that what you are saying? ill take that bet all day and twice on sunday. What is wrong with you? Lets see, you wanted the Vikes to pay Wallace whatever, get Cruz, sign Welker, and then, what? And with what money? I would have been happy with amendola, but the team picked up Jennings, and you still bitch. You just predicted a three win season. Laughable. Why? F*ck it doesn't matter. LOL. I'll exchange "comical," for "Laughable.' I say the team got better, and through the draft, will continue on that course. Three wins? Ok.
Last edited by Jereamiah; 03-17-2013 at 08:20 PM.Tuco the world.....
03-17-2013, 08:23 PM #155
I could care less if simpson shows. Jennings presence opens up all kinds of possibilities for play-action and mis-direction.Tuco the world.....
03-17-2013, 08:25 PM #156
03-17-2013, 08:28 PM #157
03-17-2013, 08:37 PM #158
If a receiver goes down in GB, there are usually 2 guys waiting in the wings to produce. They have been like that for a long time and the Vikings should learn from that. If they go with Jennings, Simpson, and Wright next year and Jennings gets hurt, they are screwed, end of story. Yes they need help at several other positions, but its nice that we have 2 1st rd picks to address this. Not sure which WR/WR's will be availabe in the 2nd when we pick at #52, so get one while you have the chance and make our offense solid for the next few years at least.
[QUOTE=VikesfaninWis;1137979 GB is the poster child for that, if they only had 2 WR's last year and Jennings went down like he did, they don't win the division and make the playoffs IMO. When Nelson went down with the injury, they would have been screwed.[/QUOTE]
If GB would ever build their OL and draft a RB that has talent and then would keep that RB around they wouldn't need 67 WR's on the roster every year and Rodgers might not take the number of hits he has been taking. Yeah, they made a great wild card run a few years back but in the end you need to be able to run the ball in the cold and in the playoffs against the elite teams as well as pass and you can see what happens when you sacrifice defense at the expense of that stable of WR's by how they did in the playoffs the last 2 years. It wasn't because he didn't have enough weapons to throw to.