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    Vikings Starters In 2011

    I saw this somewhere else and thought it would be a little fun thing to do (not much else going on anyway).

    Who do you think will be the Vikings starters in 2011?

    It could be interesting to see what everyone thinks and it might give us a little overview on the Vikings' situation. Also, mucho respect will be given to the man who predicts the right starters at the opening of the regular season.

    Copy and paste the text underneath and fill in the names you realistically believe should be the Minnesota Vikings starting players by (hopefully) the opening of the 2011 NFL regular season!

    [ul]
    [li]Quarterback: [/li]
    [li]Halfback: [/li]
    [li]Fullback: [/li]
    [li]Wide Receiver 1: [/li]
    [li]Wide Receiver 2: [/li]
    [li]Wide Receiver 3: [/li]
    [li]Tight End: [/li]
    [li]Left Offensive Tackle: [/li]
    [li]Left Guard: [/li]
    [li]Center: [/li]
    [li]Right Guard: [/li]
    [li]Right Offensive Tackle: [/li]
    [li]Left Defensive End: [/li]
    [li]Defensive Tackle 1: [/li]
    [li]Defensive Tackle 2: [/li]
    [li]Right Defensive End: [/li]
    [li]Left Outside Linebacker: [/li]
    [li]Middle Linebacker: [/li]
    [li]Right Outside Linebacker: [/li]
    [li]Cornerback 1: [/li]
    [li]Cornerback 2: [/li]
    [li]Cornerback 3: [/li]
    [li]Strong Safety: [/li]
    [li]Free Safety: [/li]
    [li]Kicker: [/li]
    [li]Punter: [/li]
    [li]Kick Returner: [/li]
    [li]Punt Returner: [/li]
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    Re: Vikings Starters In 2011

    I'm gonna give it a try! Here's who I think will be the starters in 2011:

    [li]Quarterback: Ryan Mallett (don't like going with someone not on the roster, but he likes Minny )[/li]
    [li]Halfback: Adrian Peterson (duh!)[/li]
    [li]Fullback: Naufahu Tahi (unfortunately...)[/li]
    [li]Wide Receiver 1: Sidney Rice (I have faith in him coming back)[/li]
    [li]Wide Receiver 2: Percy Harvin (no brainer)[/li]
    [li]Wide Receiver 2: Greg Camarillo[/li]
    [li]Tight End: Visanthe Shiancoe (definitely no brainer)[/li]
    [li]Left Offensive Tackle: Bryant McKinnie[/li]
    [li]Left Guard: Steve Hutchinson[/li]
    [li]Center: John Sullivan[/li]
    [li]Right Guard: Anthony Herrera[/li]
    [li]Right Offensive Tackle: Phil Loadholt[/li]
    [li]Left Defensive End: Brian Robison (not sure Ray stays and I like Robison)[/li]
    [li]Defensive Tackle 1: Kevin Williams[/li]
    [li]Defensive Tackle 2: Pat Williams (he'll be back for another year)[/li]
    [li]Right Defensive End: Jared Allen[/li]
    [li]Left Outside Linebacker: Ben Leber[/li]
    [li]Middle Linebacker: E.J. Henderson[/li]
    [li]Right Outside Linebacker: Chad Greenway[/li]
    [li]Cornerback 1: Cedric Griffin[/li]
    [li]Cornerback 2: Chris Cook[/li]
    [li]Cornerback 3: Antoine Winfield[/li]
    [li]Strong Safety: Jamarca Sanford (Madieu Williams needs to do!)[/li]
    [li]Free Safety: Husain Abdullah[/li]
    [li]Kicker: Ryan Longwell (new kickoff rule makes field shorter for Ryan)[/li]
    [li]Punter: Chris Cluwe[/li]
    [li]Kick returner: Percy Harvin[/li]
    [li]Punt returner: Greg Camarillo[/li]
    Yes, it's a conservative list, but that's how I think it will be.

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    Re: Vikings Starters In 2011

    While you went with a more realistic one, I'll go in the direction that I would like to see us take. I know that the coaching staff wants to ease harvins burden and focus on him more on offense, even though I would be fine with him splitting reps at KR with Julio once we draft him. I would love to get mallett but I don't think he'll fall in the second and I don't think we have the ammo to trade up to get him or locker, so Stanzi is our consolation prize after trading up into the 3rd round (somehow). Tahi has to go and D'imperio is a cool last name, so i'd like him in there. I think if we can get sid back and draft julio, we will have a top WR corp in the league which will help ease a new qb into the nfl. I would love for us to draft alex henerey, loved him at NE (go huskers!) and I would love him in purple and gold. I think that we will keep kluwe on even though henery can punt as well as kick. Leber won't resign and neither will fatty patty, so Erin henderson or brinkley will take over for him. I don't know if I we would ever move antoine to safety, but it's a possibility. I would be fine if we kept asher as our 4th cb and put antoine in as the 3rd and started abdullah and sanford at SS and FS. I like cam as a 4th receiver and PR, and hope he stays on and we kick berrian and madieu to the curb. Well its 12:20 and thats my wish list for next years team.

    Quarterback: Ricky Stanzi
    Halfback: Adrian Peterson
    Fullback: Ryan D'Imperio/No Fullback (AP's favorite fullback is NO FULLBACK)
    Wide Receiver 1: Sidney Rice
    Wide Receiver 2: Julio Jones
    Wide Receiver 3: Percy Harvin
    Tight End: Shank
    Left Offensive Tackle: Mckinnie
    Left Guard: Hutch
    Center: Sully
    Right Guard: Degeare
    Right Offensive Tackle: Loadholt
    Left Defensive End: Everson Griffen
    Defensive Tackle 1: K-will
    Defensive Tackle 2: Guion
    Right Defensive End: Allen
    Left Outside Linebacker: Erin Henderson
    Middle Linebacker:EJ
    Right Outside Linebacker: Greenway
    Cornerback 1: Cedric
    Cornerback 2: Cook
    Cornerback 3: Asher
    Strong Safety: Winfield
    Free Safety: Insane Abdullah
    Kicker: Alex Henery
    Punter: Chris Kluwe
    Kick Returner: Julio Jones
    Punt Returner: Camarillo
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    Re: Vikings Starters In 2011

    Quarterback: Matt Hasslebeck
    Halfback: Adrian Peterson
    Fullback: Ryan D'Imperio
    Wide Receiver 1: Sidney Rice
    Wide Receiver 2: Percy Harvin
    Wide Receiver 3: Bernard Berrian
    Tight End: Shank
    Left Offensive Tackle: Mckinnie
    Left Guard: Hutch
    Center: Sully
    Right Guard: Herrerra
    Right Offensive Tackle: Loadholt
    Left Defensive End: Ray Edwards (If the RFA tag gets changed, then Griffen)
    Defensive Tackle 1: K-will
    Defensive Tackle 2: Jimmy Kennedy
    Right Defensive End: Allen
    Left Outside Linebacker: Ben Leber (I think he'll come back for cheap)
    Middle Linebacker:EJ
    Right Outside Linebacker: Greenway
    Cornerback 1: Winfield
    Cornerback 2: Cook
    Cornerback 3: Asher
    Strong Safety: Griffin
    Free Safety: Abdullah
    Kicker: Ryan Longwell
    Punter: Chris Kluwe
    Kick Returner: Lorenzo Booker
    Punt Returner: Lorenzo Booker


    Yes, that's right, I think they try Griffen at Safety, because with his knees, he's done at corner.

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    Re: Vikings Starters In 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1093970
    Quarterback: Matt Hasslebeck
    Halfback: Adrian Peterson
    Fullback: Ryan D'Imperio
    Wide Receiver 1: Sidney Rice
    Wide Receiver 2: Percy Harvin
    Wide Receiver 3: Bernard Berrian
    Tight End: Shank
    Left Offensive Tackle: Mckinnie
    Left Guard: Hutch
    Center: Sully
    Right Guard: Herrerra
    Right Offensive Tackle: Loadholt
    Left Defensive End: Ray Edwards (If the RFA tag gets changed, then Griffen)
    Defensive Tackle 1: K-will
    Defensive Tackle 2: Jimmy Kennedy
    Right Defensive End: Allen
    Left Outside Linebacker: Ben Leber (I think he'll come back for cheap)
    Middle Linebacker:EJ
    Right Outside Linebacker: Greenway
    Cornerback 1: Winfield
    Cornerback 2: Cook
    Cornerback 3: Asher
    Strong Safety: Griffin
    Free Safety: Abdullah
    Kicker: Ryan Longwell
    Punter: Chris Kluwe
    Kick Returner: Lorenzo Booker
    Punt Returner: Lorenzo Booker


    Yes, that's right, I think they try Griffen at Safety, because with his knees, he's done at corner.
    I like Lorenzo as a return man, he really looked like he had something to prove last season, especially with Percy fumbling a couple of times. Plus, i think that that is his only way on the roster cuz IMO Albert Young is a better 3rd back.

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    Re: Vikings Starters In 2011

    Quarterback: Webb (Webb is the only choice there is at the moment. But there are rumors about McNabb, Hasselbeck, etc. there are just too many questions here to try and pin one down.)

    Halfback: Adrian Peterson

    3rd Down Back: Toby Gerhart

    Fullback: Ryan D'Imperio (would not be surprised at all if they drafted/signed a free agent here. also wouldnt be surprised if they went with a two back set to get Toby and Adrian on the field at the same time)

    Wide Receiver 1: Sidney Rice (too many health concerns for anyone else to give him what he's looking for, he'll be back)

    Wide Receiver 2: Percy Harvin

    Wide Receiver 2: Bernard Berrian (he's probably going to be here for at least one more year)

    Tight End: Visanthe Shiancoe (they will probably bring in a draft pick or small name free agent, they have said they want to get younger here)

    Left Offensive Tackle: Bryant McKinnie

    Left Guard: Steve Hutchinson

    Center: John Sullivan (again, wouldn't be surprised if they seriously looked at more options here)

    Right Guard: Anthony Herrera

    Right Offensive Tackle: Phil Loadholt

    Left Defensive End: Adrian Clayborn (Ray is as good as gone, but if they dont draft someone, Robison will perform better than most expectations)

    Defensive Tackle 1: Kevin Williams

    Defensive Tackle 2: Pat Williams (again i dont think he'll get the money/playing situation he wants from another team. he'll retire a viking)

    Right Defensive End: Jared Allen

    Left Outside Linebacker: Erin Henderson (they'll probably draft someone to get more depth here, but Leber is probably gone)

    Middle Linebacker: E.J. Henderson

    Right Outside Linebacker: Chad Greenway

    Cornerback 1: Cedric Griffin

    Cornerback 2: Chris Cook

    Cornerback 3: Antoine Winfield

    Strong Safety: Tyrell Johnson (but they cant seem to decide between him and jamarca sanford here)

    Free Safety: Husain Abdullah

    Kicker: Ryan Longwell

    Punter: Chris Kluwe

    Kick returner: Lorenzo Booker/Percy Harvin (In that order)

    Punt returner: Lorenzo Booker (but i think they'll give percy his shot here if Booker starts to perform less than desirably. im not sure why percy hasn't returned punts before.)

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    Re: Vikings Starters In 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1093970
    Quarterback: Matt Hasslebeck

    Kick Returner: Lorenzo Booker
    Punt Returner: Lorenzo Booker
    Ah I knew I was forgetting someone. I think Booker will be the KR not Jones. He looked good last year and I like him back there for kicks and cam at punts. Just a quick question, who do you have us drafting? No starter?
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    Re: Vikings Starters In 2011

    Quarterback: Kevin Kolb (Staff has to make a splash. Fits the scheme and should be the quickest to ramp up in a shortened timeframe because of the CBA thing.)

    Halfback: Adrian Peterson

    Fullback: Ryan D'Imperio (My guess is they might not even carry one)

    Wide Receiver 1: Sidney Rice

    Wide Receiver 2: Percy Harvin

    Wide Receiver 2: Bernard Berrian - Kolb brings back the long ball.

    Tight End: Visanthe Shiancoe

    Left Offensive Tackle: Bryant McKinnie

    Left Guard: Steve Hutchinson

    Center: John Sullivan

    Right Guard: Anthony Herrera

    Right Offensive Tackle: Phil Loadholt

    Left Defensive End: Everson Griffen (We sign Rice but it costs us Ray)

    Defensive Tackle 1: Kevin Williams

    Defensive Tackle 2: Marvin Austin (Hoping for Paea or Taylor)

    Right Defensive End: Jared Allen

    Left Outside Linebacker: Erin Henderson (They have to resign either Ben or Erin. My guess, Erin gets the nod if they don't draft a starter this year)

    Middle Linebacker: E.J. Henderson

    Right Outside Linebacker: Chad Greenway

    Cornerback 1: Cedric Griffin

    Cornerback 2: Chris Cook

    Cornerback 3: Asher Allen

    [strike]Strong[/strike] Free Safety (Leslie says we don't have a SS but rather 2 FS's: Madieu Williams

    Free Safety: Husain Abdullah

    Kicker: Thomas Weber (New rule makes field shorter for Shortwell and we loose out in the bidding war as we allocate that money for resigning real players like Rice)

    Punter: Chris Cluwe

    Kick returner: Lorenzo Booker (Staff will be looking to make Percy the focus of the offense so that will take time away from ST's.)

    Punt returner: Greg Camarillo
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    Re: Vikings Starters In 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1093984
    [li][strike]Strong[/strike] Free Safety (Leslie says we don't have a SS but rather 2 FS's: Madieu Williams[/li]
    I knew you were going to comment on that Marrdro!

    You're right to say (or should I say Leslie Frazier is right to say) that we have two free safeties in our defensive scheme. Honestly, at first I wrote "Safety 1" and "Safety 2", but then I thought that there are a few plays where we move a safety down so I decided to distinguish the safeties for that purpose.

    I both hope and believe we don't start Madieu Williams. His contract demands way too much this year and he makes way too many bad plays. I think he will be cut. I'd rather have Jamarca Sanford or Tyrell Johnson starting next to Abdullah.

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    Re: Vikings Starters In 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by "HEY" #1093985
    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1093984
    [li][strike]Strong[/strike] Free Safety (Leslie says we don't have a SS but rather 2 FS's: Madieu Williams[/li]
    I knew you were going to comment on that Marrdro!

    You're right to say (or should I say Leslie Frazier is right to say) that we have two free safeties in our defensive scheme. Honestly, at first I wrote "Safety 1" and "Safety 2", but then I thought that there are a few plays where we move a safety down so I decided to distinguish the safeties for that purpose.

    I both hope and believe we don't start Madieu Williams. His contract demands way too much this year and he makes way too many bad plays. I think he will be cut. I'd rather have Jamarca Sanford or Tyrell Johnson starting next to Abdullah.
    Looks like I need to change my act up a bit if you've got me pegged that good......:P

    I am not a huge fan of M-will either, but I believe we will see increased production/better play out of our backend when we fix the middle of the DL this year.

    In short, they make mistakes thats for sure but alot of their mistakes are caused by poor play on the DL.

    Another thing I think will help. Play calling. I hack on JA getting caught rushing the passer on running plays, but some of my observations are also related to the DB's.

    I don't know how many times I saw our S's trying to play coverage on a play that was clearly run and saw them playing run on plays were it was clearly pass as well.

    My hope is that with Griff and Cook back, the CB play will be better (although it wasn't that bad last year) which will help the S's to free up to make better plays. Mix in better play on the DL and I think you will forget all bout M-will back there my friend.
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