03-17-2011, 01:22 AM #21
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Re: Why the Minnesota Vikings Should Trade APOriginally Posted by "12purplepride28" #1091731
Also, all of those teams picked QB's middle to late in the draft. Roethlisberger was drafted #11 overall, Rodgers was drafted #24, Brees was #32.
We don't need to reach for players, but we need a good player. We can probably get Newton or Locker without trading up. Next year, Luck will be available, but he'll be a top pick. not a chance we're drafting him. Gambling the future on a #1 overall isn't the way to do it.
I would personally rather roll with Webb this year and draft Luck or the top QB next year if Webb tanks. I realize that if we don't have AP we are a shit team, but we're basically a shit team right now anyways.
Someone on here said that when we traded Moss, we just got busts. Well that was just shitty drafting, if we had a good draft the trade woulda been worth it. We could have had Aaron Rodgers and Roddy White. Or Demarcus Ware. It wasn't a bad trade, it was just bad drafting.
I'd much rather have stability at the QB position for 15 years than at RB for 4 more years. If we could trade AP for Matt Ryan or Bradford I'd do that in a heartbeat. Those teams are set at QB for years. We are screwed until we get a QB.
Re: Why the Minnesota Vikings Should Trade AP
To me the point is you only make a trade like that if you find a team wanting him bad enough to give up way more than his value to get him. In other words you don't trade him for a 2nd round pick and not for a 1st unless you are going to be in the top 2 or 3.
Some times teams are in a situation where they are willing to make a blockbuster trade and then you need to look closely. For instance look at the Walker trade ( Dammit all to hell) where they felt they were a RB away from a SB so they (Dammit all to hell) traded a crap ton of players and picks for a RB that didn't even fit their system. ( Dammit all to hell).
The saints did a similar thing although through the draft when dipshit Ditka traded all of the Saints picks(1-12, 3-71, 4-107, 5-144, 6-179 and 7-218) plus 1st and 3rd-round choices in 2000 that became the 2nd and 64th overall) to move up and draft Rickey Williams.
So while it almost never happens it does once in a while and if we could put together a trade like that I would do it in a heartbeat.
Heck, we don't even know if he will re sign with us after next year anyway so we could really lose him and not get anything. How would that help the team?
03-17-2011, 01:53 AM #23
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Re: Why the Minnesota Vikings Should Trade APOriginally Posted by "Purple Floyd" #1091735I am NOT here to provide good football insight or rational observations. I am an emotional 19 year old Viking fan and I expect you to adjust your expectations from my posts.
03-17-2011, 02:24 PM #24
Re: Why the Minnesota Vikings Should Trade APOriginally Posted by "Purple Floyd" #1091653
One small discussion point to add however, Gerhart.
Even though my good friend Bleed doesn't like him, the Vikes drafted him last year for a reason. Actually, multiple reasons.....
a. AD's pending contract. He is gonna get a block buster deal from someone.
b. AD's getting old for a back. Doesn't mean he's done, but he is getting old.
c. AD's pending contract. How much will you pay a RB that is getting old.
Would it be a PR nightmare if they traded him? Sure it would but that doesn't mean it couldn't happen especially if they thought there was a chance that they might not be able to retain his services.
The small fact that they don't have him inked already, makes me wonder what the hell is going on. Most will say its because of the CBA. I don't buy into that hog wash. A guy like AD you sign, or atleast try to sign before his last year.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
03-17-2011, 02:28 PM #25
Re: Why the Minnesota Vikings Should Trade APOriginally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1091734
Face it, he just isn't gonna be there.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
03-17-2011, 02:29 PM #26
Re: Why the Minnesota Vikings Should Trade APOriginally Posted by "Purple Floyd" #1091735Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
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