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    Quote Originally Posted by VikesfaninWis View Post
    I sincerely hope the front office has some major plans up their sleeves, because this is looking like a train wreck of a offseason. I wouldn't be surprised of Kevin Williams is next with his age, production declining, and salary.

    I was all for trading Harvin and getting those picks, but so far the Vikings have been extremely quiet on all fronts, and its hard to gauge if they are planning anything. All I will say is that if AJ Jefferson and Chris Cook are our starting CB's, the Vikings are in some serious trouble. For guys like Aaron Rodgers, that will be like playing a high school defense.

    After winning 10 games and having your stud RB win the MVP, they better not try to equal that win total by losing players that are proven, and trying to get the same production from rookies in the draft. I will hold of judgment until I see what happens in free agency and trades, but if I had to base it off of right now, the Vikings are going to F'N suck next year.
    Totally agree. He'd have to land Cruz or Revis at this point to save face with the fans. Harvin and Winfield? This is unbelievable.

    Sorry Rick! Keep up the good work.

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    I wonder if Antoine will now retire, or continue his career? Watch, he will go to GB and pick Ponder off left and right.

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    This is a really odd move that I don't think many people saw coming. There seems to be plenty of corners out there that would likely come cheaper ... and maybe the door is left open to bring Toine back for cheaper.

    But we are not in a ton of cap trouble that I can see, so it seems like an odd move just for cap purposes. I don't mind it on face value, but they better make some moves to fill it and other spots quickly, otherwise losing Harvin and Winfield over what seemingly is money issues is going to start looking fishy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MulletMullitia View Post
    Totally agree. He'd have to land Cruz or Revis at this point to save face with the fans. Harvin and Winfield? This is unbelievable.
    He needs to do something. I'm starting to take away credit to him for the haul they got for Harvin. It was said that the 49ers were interested in Harvin as well, and I believe the Seahawks upped the ante because they didn't want their division rival getting Harvin.

    I want to think that maybe the Vikings are in on Revis now, but if Revis is coming with the same compensation that we got for Harvin, no thank you. Not a guy coming off a ACL tear and having to cover some of the best WR's in the league in our division.

    They have to be working on something, they should be about 22-24 million under the cap, so they need to do something. If this team regresses that badly, fans are going to start jumping off the wagon.

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    I'm not happy with this at all. I was actually sort of comfortable with our corner situation going into this year. Now I'm not.

    We just created another position of need. Though it is a pretty strong class. (Edit: of free agents. But the draft's not bad either.)

    I'm just afraid we're freeing up cap space for a receiver. I don't want to pay any of these guys big money.
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    Winfield has been banged up the last few season, due to make $7.25m this year, seems like the Vikings are clearing a lot of cap space to do some moves in 1 hour when FA opens..

    If we can sign a good younger corner to a cheaper price than 7m i think this is a good deal, but he has to be replaced because we have no one who can cover that slot right now.


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    Kevin Williams will be next I am guessing. I think they can find a DT that can give us the same production that K-Will has the past couple of years for much cheaper.

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    The also re did carlson's contact this morning.
    I love Winny and felt he should have retired a Viking but I bet they asked him to reduce and he balked at the idea.

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    If we release KW we're f'd.

    He's not been as dominant as he once was, but he's still one of the better DTs in the league. We can't cut eveyone who's old, we need SOME leadership. All that's left on D is Greenway and Allen if KW goes.

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    My take on this, is that they discussed with Winny moving to Safety.

    He's said, he won't do it. If he won't take a paycut to play nickel corner, this makes sense. Clears up some room to sign a starter at corner or safety (think Dunta Robinson perhaps?) THere are some decent corners available.

    My dream FA signing was Dashon Goldson. This gives us room for something like that. With him and Smith back, Cook, Jefferson, Robinson and a FA/earlyish draft pick), our secondary would look much improved.

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