12-07-2013, 08:06 AM #21Rookie
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Well the only team with a shot at Clowney and Nix both is the Rams if they get two top ten selections.
People may not be the biggest fans of it, but I'm warming up more and more to the thought of Manziel. He has a lot of stuff to work on, but his poise in the pocket and ability to keep his eyes downfield are top notch. Like really good. He's a bit of an improviser a la Romo, but that's kind of what we've been missing since Ponder arrived. Bridgewater is still a better prospect but the gap isn't enormous IMO.
If there isn't a QB the front office is a fan of, then on defense just take either Barr, Clowney or trade back a bit and grab Nix. Barr would probably be my favourite of that group. Less physically gifted but more of a gamer than Clowney. Either one would be a great fit.
A lot depends on who our head coach is come draft day. My favourite would probably be Mike Zimmer. I think our personnel (especially with Barr) would fit an aggressive 4-3 defense really well and he's had a good one in Cincinatti.
12-07-2013, 09:58 AM #22
As for coaching, what do you think about running Peterson through Kubiak's zone blocking scheme!?? It worked for whoever the RB was in Denver, and Houston, and if we can just find him a better QB than Ponder and Schaub, I think he'd have a real good chance at success.
At the moment, we'd be the 5th pick of the draft. But we could go up or down too...all 4 of the teams we have to play are still in the playoff conversation, could be tough to get a win, but my gut tells me we steal 1 or 2 W's out of the last 4 games.
If that happens we'll probably be picking between, oh aboot 7 and ten, and I really don't want us to reach for the next best QB again (ala Ponder) if the pickings are getting slim. Good chance we'd be better off grabbing a defender like Nix and then looking through the QB leftovers later. Bridgewater and Manziel top the list, but Hundley, Boyd, McCarron and Mettenberger all have good potential too, and there will most likely be a couple of them left on the board at our pick in the top ten of the 2nd round.
Besides, the big strong guys who can move tend to be very rare, and it might be best to get that type of game changer in the top ten while we have the chance!Control the line, control the time, and give your D a chance to shine!!
"Balance it on end and thats the third side of the coin!!" -wookiefoot
12-07-2013, 01:25 PM #23
I'm thinking this would be the perfect 2014 for the Vikiings. Pick up Jay Cutler, LB, CB in FA. Then resign Kevin Williams to a 1 year deal.(I think he has another year in the tank.) Draft a DE or DT in first round, LB or CB in 2nd & pick up a QB prospect in the 3rd. I am still scratching my head wondering why the vikings didn''t trade Gearhardt or J allen or both for extra draft picks. Anyway I think Cutler with AP, Jennings, Patterson & Rudolph could get us to or close to the promise land.
12-07-2013, 02:37 PM #24
"VICTORY IS MINE!"
12-07-2013, 03:10 PM #25
12-07-2013, 03:26 PM #26
Why not go Defense with our first pick?
We need to draft a DE, CB, or LB in the first round and draft a QB in the second or third round and sign Vick and see if the rookie QB can beat him out you gave freeman 3mills just for one game or sign Cutler but we need some defense playmakers
12-08-2013, 06:59 AM #28Hall of Famer
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12-08-2013, 04:10 PM #29
Looks like we are back up to 4th pick in the draft. F'n RefsWhy must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.
12-08-2013, 04:29 PM #30
I agree......even tough Jared Allen has quit - the Vikings need some defensive lineman - #1 priority. You cant lose both Kevin Williams & Jared Allen wihout a reasonable replacemnet. QB is not an issue. Hell - Cutler, Schaub, Vick, .......how many others will be available before the end of the year. Peterson is still under contract and you have the option of franchising Gerhart....defense is the #1 priority.