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    Vikings Won’t Visit Bortles


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    Quote Originally Posted by singersp View Post
    If Mack and Clowney are gone, we are either going with Bortles or Manziel. If Zimmer and Turner are not going QB at 8, I expect Spielman to trade back and hope they can get Bridgewater or the like later in the draft. Bortles has been on our big board since day one, in my opinion, no matter what anyone says.
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    2 thing i take from this one they are 100% sure bortles will be gone by the time they pick ,and that they are stay put ...not moving up to get him ...2 they are lazy

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    Sooo:

    Teddy Bridgewater hung out over the weekend, then further he stayed in Minneapolis a few extra days;
    Johnny Manziel has worked out for us, interviewed, but we think his pro day was a "side-show";
    Now we won't even look into a deeper interview or workout on Blake Bortles.

    Seems to me we want everyone's head's to be spinning when it comes to who we are taking... but all the subterfuge seems to revolve around QBs. Does that mean we aren't even taking a QB at 8? Who knows?

    And THAT is exactly what Spielman and co want.
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    this would be the biggest smoke screen ...hey bortles could be there at 8th pick ...know one knows
    who will be the first qb taken and who will pass on a qb ...i would love to be in the war room if bortles falls to us ...and hear spielman say oh shit !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewlovs View Post
    Sooo:

    Teddy Bridgewater hung out over the weekend, then further he stayed in Minneapolis a few extra days;
    Johnny Manziel has worked out for us, interviewed, but we think his pro day was a "side-show";
    Now we won't even look into a deeper interview or workout on Blake Bortles.

    Seems to me we want everyone's head's to be spinning when it comes to who we are taking... but all the subterfuge seems to revolve around QBs. Does that mean we aren't even taking a QB at 8? Who knows?

    And THAT is exactly what Spielman and co want.
    Do we know what the Raiders or Browns are doing? Lol. They have accomplished the same thing without all of the subterfuge. We try to make Spielman into some draft guru when his moves aren't any different than others

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    Vikings Won’t Visit Bortles

    If Bortles, Mack, Watkins, not there at 8 tha vikings should draft Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

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    Vikings Won’t Visit Bortles

    My opinion on this.... The vikings know exactly what they are getting out of bortles. A second visit is unnecessary whereas players like bridgewater and manziel have questions surrounding them. Unfortunately, I think bortles is very high on our board (don't like him personally)... So I expect us to grab him if he's there at 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevoncox View Post
    Do we know what the Raiders or Browns are doing? Lol. They have accomplished the same thing without all of the subterfuge. We try to make Spielman into some draft guru when his moves aren't any different than others
    The Browns certainly are doing the same thing. They are talking out of both sides of their mouths constantly. The Raiders ... well they know they don't have to talk to create subterfuge, because they like taking the 40th BPA at No. 5 on a regular basis.

    I know you hate Spielman ... but I don't see anyone calling him a draft guru ... just simply stating he has done a good job of disguising what the Vikings intentions are come draft time ... and that is a fact. Nobody seems to have a grasp on what they will do at all. That is a good thing. Unless of course Spielman has no idea as well — which is entirely possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midgensa View Post
    The Browns certainly are doing the same thing. They are talking out of both sides of their mouths constantly. The Raiders ... well they know they don't have to talk to create subterfuge, because they like taking the 40th BPA at No. 5 on a regular basis.

    I know you hate Spielman ... but I don't see anyone calling him a draft guru ... just simply stating he has done a good job of disguising what the Vikings intentions are come draft time ... and that is a fact. Nobody seems to have a grasp on what they will do at all. That is a good thing. Unless of course Spielman has no idea as well — which is entirely possible.
    I certainly was not calling Spielman a guru. I just wanted to spell out all the signals we have been sending out, and how they tell us everything, so therefore nothing.

    Manziel was all Zimmer, and you could argue so was Bridgewater and Bortles, so this might not even be Spielman trying to fool everyone.
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