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    Who would be our biggest loss?

    I was wondering after reading an SI article on the biggest loss for each of the teams who you all thought would have the biggest effect on our season if they were not available excluding QBs (we have enough threads on that).

    SI believe it is Adrian Peterson for us but I disagree CT is capable of doing a good job for us in that respect. imo I think one of the Williamses specifically Pat would be a huge loss for the Vikings.

    What do you all think?
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    Re: Who would be our biggest loss?

    I think we have enough big guys that can plug the hole against the run as well as Pat... additionally, I wouldn't mind seeing teams be a bit more balanced against us and stop exposing our coverage.

    This is actually a tough question to answer.
    I agree, CT is a serviceable back up to AD.
    Sure, we'd see a drop off but it wouldn't kill us... but at the same time, what position would?
    We have enough depth on O Line in Hicks (or Cook at Center) to lose anyone on the O Line without a major impact.
    None of our WRs are true number 1s that couldn't be replaced without a major impact.
    You could say losing a LB would hurt us but LBs don't generally make sacks, force turn overs, or give up big plays so a decrease in play there wouldn't be as noticeable as other positions.
    Losing Allen would hurt our pressure and thus are pass defense.
    Losing Winfield would cause a major drop off in our coverage.
    While I don't think he's a great man to man CB, I believe he's significantly better than Sapp or Allen, and CBs can give up big plays that affect the outcomes of games.
    But I wouldn't choose any of those...

    I'd go with Safety... losing Madieu Williams... frankly, I don't even know who's backing him up which makes me very nervous especially considering he'd be playing next to a 2nd year player.
    It could put us in a position of having one of the weakest safety tandems in the league.
    Safeties can be your last line of defense against the big play and the big play is big impact on the outcome of a game.
    Safety would be my choice, M-Will.
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    Re: Who would be our biggest loss?

    I have to agree with the AD to CT thing.
    SI is just going for the fan favorite.
    To me its Allen.
    Teams have to game plan against him and hes a game changer.
    If he stays and you put another safety in I think we can be okay (ei: last year with Tyrell Johnson 1st seven games.)
    However, if Allen goes down we dont have tht pass rush and it doesn't matter who is in the defensive backfield the QB would have all day.
    Also, Allen relieves some of that pressure on the Williams' Wall that allows them to be even better.

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    Re: Who would be our biggest loss?

    "purple_glory_dreamer" wrote:
    I have to agree with the AD to CT thing.
    SI is just going for the fan favorite.
    To me its Allen.
    Teams have to game plan against him and hes a game changer.
    If he stays and you put another safety in I think we can be okay (ei: last year with Tyrell Johnson 1st seven games.)
    However, if Allen goes down we dont have tht pass rush and it doesn't matter who is in the defensive backfield the QB would have all day.
    Also, Allen relieves some of that pressure on the Williams' Wall that allows them to be even better.
    +1, The defense is a different unit without him.. Also consider Steve Hutchinson, the dropoff there to the backups is pretty wide also.


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    Re: Who would be our biggest loss?

    Allen, for sure.
    This team has a good backup running back, so while Peterson would hurt, it wouldn't cripple.

    None of our receivers can't be replaced, same with tight end.
    We obviously don't need a quarterback to win games.

    The good part about the WWC is that there are two of them.
    Kevin is the better defensive tackle, but anybody standing next to either of them is going to be able to do fine, as there wont be that much pressure put on them.

    Losing Greenway would hurt...same for Winfield.

    Nah, it's gotta be Allen.
    No pass rush means our secondary gets exploited again.

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    Re: Who would be our biggest loss?

    Why the hell are we talking about possible injuries?!? We all know they happen, and can ruin a team's year.

    Get this season started already...
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    Re: Who would be our biggest loss?

    Hutch hands down!

    Here's the others listed as G on the roster:
    Daniels, Brian
    2nd year
    Kemp, Andy
    rookie
    Urban, Nick
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    Have played guard, but listed as tackles:
    Hicks, Hicks replacing Herrera, not much of a drop off
    Cook, give me a break!
    He only moves the team backwards with FS

    How do you replace a 6 time pro-bowler, probably the best guard in the league with Hicks or Cook????

    To pick AD over Hutch is saying CT is more of a drop off than Hutch to Hicks.
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    Re: Who would be our biggest loss?

    "VikingMike" wrote:
    Why the hell are we talking about possible injuries?!? We all know they happen, and can ruin a team's year.

    Get this season started already...
    Were not really talking about injury, more about depth at a position.

    If we were talking about injury, Tahi would be my choice, because if he was gone the team would be better off.
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    Re: Who would be our biggest loss?

    "gagarr" wrote:
    Hutch hands down!

    Here's the others listed as G on the roster:
    Daniels, Brian
    2nd year
    Kemp, Andy
    rookie
    Urban, Nick
    rookie

    Have played guard, but listed as tackles:
    Hicks, Hicks replacing Herrera, not much of a drop off
    Cook, give me a break!
    He only moves the team backwards with FS

    How do you replace a 6 time pro-bowler, probably the best guard in the league with Hicks or Cook????

    To pick AD over Hutch is saying CT is more of a drop off than Hutch to Hicks.
    I agree to an extent.
    However, defense wins championships.
    And if we lost Hutch we may lost some of our offense but our defense would keep us in games.
    If we lost our defense which I think we would if we lsot Allen.
    Our offense isnt prolific enough to out score everyone we play.

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    Re: Who would be our biggest loss?

    Ragnar!!!!
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