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    what the hell is the matter with the vikings??

    we have all this cash around and we seem no where close to re-signing any of our big players, daunte is as good as gone, and they took the tag of B. Williams. But what the hell at least re-sign some of our players that are good.

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    Re: what the hell is the matter with the vikings??

    magic, we get to see all the signing at 9:01 when FA begins, lets just hope we get the best talent out there
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    Re: what the hell is the matter with the vikings??

    vegasvike is right -- this team has a ton of cap room and taking the tag off of Williams, right now, isn't a bad thing.

    Let's see what happens over the next couple of weeks -- I think that the Vikings will be big players in the free agent market (they really need to be to improve this team).

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    Re: what the hell is the matter with the vikings??

    look at all these ppl we are saying goodbye to! we are gonna be rooting for an almost totally different team next season. In 2004 who would have known our team would change so much in such a little amount of time.


    RB Michael Bennett

    CB Ralph Brown

    SS Corey Chavous

    LB Sam Cowart

    K Paul Edinger


    G Toniu Fonoti


    C Melvin Fowler


    DE Lance Johnstone


    LB Keith Newman

    WR Koren Robinson


    LB Raonall Smith

    RB Moe Williams


    WR Nate Burleson (poorly handled in my mind)

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    Re: what the hell is the matter with the vikings??

    "magicci" wrote:
    look at all these ppl we are saying goodbye to! we are gonna be rooting for an almost totally different team next season. In 2004 who would have known our team would change so much in such a little amount of time.


    RB Michael Bennett
    CB Ralph Brown

    SS Corey Chavous

    LB Sam Cowart

    K Paul Edinger


    G Toniu Fonoti


    C Melvin Fowler


    DE Lance Johnstone


    LB Keith Newman

    WR Koren Robinson


    LB Raonall Smith

    RB Moe Williams


    WR Nate Burleson (poorly handled in my mind)

    WOW that was a reality check :cry:

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    Re: what the hell is the matter with the vikings??

    "magicci" wrote:
    look at all these ppl we are saying goodbye to! we are gonna be rooting for an almost totally different team next season. In 2004 who would have known our team would change so much in such a little amount of time.

    RB Michael Bennett - Always injured so you never see him play anyway

    CB Ralph Brown - 4th string CB so who really cares?

    SS Corey Chavous - Could get a better SS

    LB Sam Cowart - Old and past his day, definatly not worth hanging onto when EJ can play MLB

    K Paul Edinger - hit some clutch kicks but didnt even make 80% of them last year


    G Toniu Fonoti - potential but lacks work ethic


    C Melvin Fowler - No need to keep him with Birk coming back


    DE Lance Johnstone - Old


    LB Keith Newman - Average

    WR Koren Robinson - good kick returner nothing special as a WR and asking for too much money for what he is worth


    LB Raonall Smith - Special teamer only

    RB Moe Williams - too old and run down, no need to keep him he is only a goaline back and any RB we get this year can be that as well


    WR Nate Burleson - Too bad he cant stick around


    So in reality are we really losing that much when you consider we will be upgrading most of these positions anyway?

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    Re: what the hell is the matter with the vikings??

    here is what i got from VU

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    RB Michael Bennett was in and out of starting role in 2005; has been told the Vikings won’t attempt to re-sign him.


    CB Ralph Brown has been informed he won’t be brought back after being used in nickel and dime situations in 2005.


    SS Corey Chavous is expected to walk after being unhappy about his salary last season. There is an outside chance that front office changes could alter his opinion.


    LB Sam Cowart provided stability in the middle but the soon-to-be 31-year-old isn’t thought to be a good fit for the “Tampa 2” defense that new coordinator Mike Tomlin will run.


    K Paul Edinger hit three game-winning kicks in his first season with the Vikings, but with plenty of salary-cap room, the organization could take a run at a free-agent kicker.


    G Toniu Fonoti has shown potential, but inability to keep his weight down and injury problems might cause Brad Childress to let him move. There continues to be talks between the two sides.


    C Melvin Fowler spent much of the season starting in place of the injured Matt Birk. But with Birk expected back, Fowler likely will look for a starting job.


    QB Shaun Hill has been told the Vikings will let him walk after spending the past four seasons with the team.


    DE Lance Johnstone has proven himself as a valuable pass-rush specialist but could get a better offer elsewhere. He isn’t an every-down player.


    LB Keith Newman had an excellent 2005, moving into starting role after Napoleon Harris struggled, but might not be suited for the coverage responsibilities in the “Tampa 2” defense.


    S Willie Offord got off to good start last season but knee injury knocked him out in late September. He signed a two-year, incentive-laden contract to return and potentially compete for the starting job.


    WR Koren Robinson rebounded from off-the-field problems to make Pro Bowl as kick return specialist. He could thrive in West Coast offense under Brad Childress. Although he’s considered unrestricted, the Vikings do have an unusual clause in this deal that enables them to match any offer.


    LB Raonall Smith only saw spotty playing time under former coach Mike Tice but has the speed to compete for a significant role in the new defensive scheme.


    RB Moe Williams had season ended because of knee surgery in November and could retire after 10 seasons.


    C Cory Withrow has proven himself as a dependable backup but has been told the Vikings aren’t planning to bring him back.

    RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS


    WR Nate Burleson battled various injuries last season after being expected to be a key replacement for Randy Moss. He still has plenty of upside at only 24 years of age and was tendered a $712,000 offer, which would yield a third-round draft choice if he signed an offer sheet with another team and the Vikings declined to match it

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    Re: what the hell is the matter with the vikings??

    they need to remake the team, they weren't any good last year and when you are implementing a new offense and especially the new defense... you need to have the players that fit the new scheme. If you try to play a fast and disciplined scheme with slow, but tough guys, you will get smoked. Players must fit system.

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    Re: what the hell is the matter with the vikings??

    any way you look at it we are not really losing too much letting brown go. I mean that dude was so bad I heard that he was paying people to wear his jersey. J/K I didn't really hear that
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    Re: what the hell is the matter with the vikings??

    What I'm thinking (and trust me, this is purely speculation) is that the reason the tag was removed from Williams, is that the vikings are preparing to package him in a trade deal with culpepper. Don't ask me where to (*cough* SAINTS *cough*) but let's hope a lot of good comes of it.

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