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    Childress: Vikings won't look for a QB high in the draft

    [size=13pt]Signing Frerotte may push QBs down draft board[/size]

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    PALM BEACH, FLA. - The Vikings' pending agreement with veteran quarterback Gus Frerotte likely will preclude them from selecting a quarterback early in this month's NFL draft, coach Brad Childress said Wednesday.....

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    Re: Childress: Vikings won't look for a QB high in the draft

    Can you say smoke screen?


    I believe they have discounted getting Ryann or Brohm (they will go to high) and figure that they are targeting 6 QB's that can run thier WCO. One of the 3 slated to go in the 2nd round could slip into the 3rd round or will fall low enough into the 2nd were they might move up to get them.

    If not they will settle on Johnson or Ainge in the 3rd or O'connell a bit later.

    Flacco (2nd Round)
    Booty (2nd Round)
    Henne (2nd Round)
    Johnson (3rd Round)
    Ainge (3rd Round)
    Oconnell (5th Round)

    Suffice it to say, one of these cats will be a Viking next year.
    By the way, I ranked them in the order I like them but I think they will all develop into the type of QB we need.
    Some will just take a bit more time than the others.
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    Re: Childress: Vikings won't look for a QB high in the draft


    With our D-line, and O-line needs, signing Gus was a good move. Good stuff singer thanks bud.

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    Re: Childress: Vikings won't look for a QB high in the draft

    If Colt Brennan is on the board in the 5th round I think the Vikes should take him.


    It is too bad the Vikings were unsuccessful in obtaining Rosenfels.
    I wonder if Houston would have taken a 3rd rounder and TWill.
    That would seem to have made more sense than trading Williamson to the Jags for a 6th rounder.

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    Re: Childress: Vikings won't look for a QB high in the draft

    "vikingivan" wrote:
    If Colt Brennan is on the board in the 5th round I think the Vikes should take him.


    It is too bad the Vikings were unsuccessful in obtaining Rosenfels.
    I wonder if Houston would have taken a 3rd rounder and TWill.
    That would seem to have made more sense than trading Williamson to the Jags for a 6th rounder.
    Brooks Bollinger is an HOFer compared to Colt Brennan.
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    Re: Childress: Vikings won't look for a QB high in the draft

    "Prophet" wrote:
    "vikingivan" wrote:
    If Colt Brennan is on the board in the 5th round I think the Vikes should take him.


    It is too bad the Vikings were unsuccessful in obtaining Rosenfels.
    I wonder if Houston would have taken a 3rd rounder and TWill.
    That would seem to have made more sense than trading Williamson to the Jags for a 6th rounder.
    Brooks Bollinger is an HOFer compared to Colt Brennan.
    When someone makes a statement like that, I really must question their football knowledge.

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    Re: Childress: Vikings won't look for a QB high in the draft

    "vikingivan" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    "vikingivan" wrote:
    If Colt Brennan is on the board in the 5th round I think the Vikes should take him.


    It is too bad the Vikings were unsuccessful in obtaining Rosenfels.
    I wonder if Houston would have taken a 3rd rounder and TWill.
    That would seem to have made more sense than trading Williamson to the Jags for a 6th rounder.
    Brooks Bollinger is an HOFer compared to Colt Brennan.
    When someone makes a statement like that, I really must question their football knowledge.
    Hmmmm, someone like Brennan that has the cinderellas story and chokes under pressure against real competition at the collegiate level.
    Someone that hasn't taken a snap in the NFL.
    It is all speculation, yes.
    Dig up this thread in a few years and prove me wrong.
    My guess is he will do nothing in the NFL.
    You think he will.
    Nobody wins until it plays out.

    Run along and be an expert now.
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    Re: Childress: Vikings won't look for a QB high in the draft

    "Prophet" wrote:
    "vikingivan" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    "vikingivan" wrote:
    If Colt Brennan is on the board in the 5th round I think the Vikes should take him.


    It is too bad the Vikings were unsuccessful in obtaining Rosenfels.
    I wonder if Houston would have taken a 3rd rounder and TWill.
    That would seem to have made more sense than trading Williamson to the Jags for a 6th rounder.
    Brooks Bollinger is an HOFer compared to Colt Brennan.
    When someone makes a statement like that, I really must question their football knowledge.
    Hmmmm, someone like Brennan that has the cinderellas story and chokes under pressure against real competition at the collegiate level.
    Someone that hasn't taken a snap in the NFL.
    It is all speculation, yes.
    Dig up this thread in a few years and prove me wrong.
    My guess is he will do nothing in the NFL.
    You think he will.
    Nobody wins until it plays out.

    Run along and be an expert now.
    I never claimed to be an expert.
    Brennan might never do anything in the NFL.
    He might be a total bust like Brooks Bollinger.
    But to say that a kid that has never taken a snap in the NFL is not as good as a never has been like Bollinger, that is absurd.
    Brennan will be drafted in the later rounds.
    I just think he is worth the risk of a late round pick.

    As far as Bollinger is concerned it is about time Childress quits carrying him.
    If he cannot beat out Frerotte there is no reason to keep him on the roster.
    The 3rd string qb should be a young qb that can learn and develop.
    We had him last year, and lost Thigpen to the Chiefs.
    That was a poor decision by Childress to risk him on the waiver wire.

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    Re: Childress: Vikings won't look for a QB high in the draft

    "vikingivan" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    "vikingivan" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    "vikingivan" wrote:
    If Colt Brennan is on the board in the 5th round I think the Vikes should take him.


    It is too bad the Vikings were unsuccessful in obtaining Rosenfels.
    I wonder if Houston would have taken a 3rd rounder and TWill.
    That would seem to have made more sense than trading Williamson to the Jags for a 6th rounder.
    Brooks Bollinger is an HOFer compared to Colt Brennan.
    When someone makes a statement like that, I really must question their football knowledge.
    Hmmmm, someone like Brennan that has the cinderellas story and chokes under pressure against real competition at the collegiate level.
    Someone that hasn't taken a snap in the NFL.
    It is all speculation, yes.
    Dig up this thread in a few years and prove me wrong.
    My guess is he will do nothing in the NFL.
    You think he will.
    Nobody wins until it plays out.

    Run along and be an expert now.
    I never claimed to be an expert.
    Brennan might never do anything in the NFL.
    He might be a total bust like Brooks Bollinger.
    But to say that a kid that has never taken a snap in the NFL is not as good as a never has been like Bollinger, that is absurd.
    Brennan will be drafted in the later rounds.
    I just think he is worth the risk of a late round pick.

    As far as Bollinger is concerned it is about time Childress quits carrying him.
    If he cannot beat out Frerotte there is no reason to keep him on the roster.
    The 3rd string qb should be a young qb that can learn and develop.
    We had him last year, and lost Thigpen to the Chiefs.
    That was a poor decision by Childress to risk him on the waiver wire.
    I agree Bollinger is wasted space.

    Absurd?
    A punk kid that played for a team that had an inflated record due to their schedule that has never played a down in the NFL is somehow better than someone that has existed in the NFL system for years?
    Maybe that will be true in the future, but, as of this minute Bollinger is better.
    He has done more with his career.
    If you truly care enough you could look at their stats in college and then adjust them for the competition that they had and then you might be able to make a somewhat palatable comparison.
    At this point Colt is a wannabe NFL QB that has taken 0 snaps and Bollinger is a marginal backup QB in the NFL.
    Bollinger wins.
    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

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    Re: Childress: Vikings won't look for a QB high in the draft

    "Prophet" wrote:
    "vikingivan" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    "vikingivan" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    [quote author=vikingivan link=topic=43785.msg752723#msg752723 date=1207226506]
    If Colt Brennan is on the board in the 5th round I think the Vikes should take him.


    It is too bad the Vikings were unsuccessful in obtaining Rosenfels.
    I wonder if Houston would have taken a 3rd rounder and TWill.
    That would seem to have made more sense than trading Williamson to the Jags for a 6th rounder.
    Brooks Bollinger is an HOFer compared to Colt Brennan.
    When someone makes a statement like that, I really must question their football knowledge.
    Hmmmm, someone like Brennan that has the cinderellas story and chokes under pressure against real competition at the collegiate level.
    Someone that hasn't taken a snap in the NFL.
    It is all speculation, yes.
    Dig up this thread in a few years and prove me wrong.
    My guess is he will do nothing in the NFL.
    You think he will.
    Nobody wins until it plays out.

    Run along and be an expert now.
    I never claimed to be an expert.
    Brennan might never do anything in the NFL.
    He might be a total bust like Brooks Bollinger.
    But to say that a kid that has never taken a snap in the NFL is not as good as a never has been like Bollinger, that is absurd.
    Brennan will be drafted in the later rounds.
    I just think he is worth the risk of a late round pick.

    As far as Bollinger is concerned it is about time Childress quits carrying him.
    If he cannot beat out Frerotte there is no reason to keep him on the roster.
    The 3rd string qb should be a young qb that can learn and develop.
    We had him last year, and lost Thigpen to the Chiefs.
    That was a poor decision by Childress to risk him on the waiver wire.
    I agree Bollinger is wasted space.

    Absurd?
    A punk kid that played for a team that had an inflated record due to their schedule that has never played a down in the NFL is somehow better than someone that has existed in the NFL system for years?
    Maybe that will be true in the future, but, as of this minute Bollinger is better.
    He has done more with his career.
    If you truly care enough you could look at their stats in college and then adjust them for the competition that they had and then you might be able to make a somewhat palatable comparison.
    At this point Colt is a wannabe NFL QB that has taken 0 snaps and Bollinger is a marginal backup QB in the NFL.
    Bollinger wins.
    [/quote]

    You would rather keep a marginal backup qb on your roster than take a chance on a kid with a late round pick.
    Is that correct?
    That is your opinion, I disagree with it.
    Who cares?
    I wonder how many super bowls the Patriots would have won if they hadn't taken a chance on Tom Brady with a 6th round pick.
    Sure they could have stuck with John Friesz, but they took a chance.

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