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    Re: With few available receivers, Vikings turn attention to Wade

    "THEBIGDADDY" wrote:
    http://www.startribune.com/510/story/1034607.html

    Hmmm now that is a interesting name. He has done nothing in his career as well, what is with all of the no name interest
    Career stats:
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    Year Team G GS Rec Yds Avg Lg TD 20+ 40+ 1st
    2003 Chicago Bears 12 1 12 137 11.4 24 0 1 0 8
    2004 Chicago Bears 16 14 42 481 11.5 40 0 5 1 23
    2005 Tennessee Titans 14 1 14 120 8.6 17 0 0 0 4
    2006 Tennessee Titans 16 2 33 461 14.0 25 2 8 0 22
    TOTAL
    58 18 101 1199 11.9 40 2 14 1 57

    Yes, not a big splash.
    But what stands out for me is the 33 catches in 2006 for 22 first downs.
    2/3rds of his catches resulted in first downs - that's a chains mover.

    Not a bad choice to go after, IMHO.
    Remember - this is a VERY thin year for FA WRs.
    All of the "big" names being tossed around (Joe Horn, Dante Stallworth) have huge question marks which I would rather not have on the Vikings.

    Go get him, Spielman!

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    Re: With few available receivers, Vikings turn attention to Wade

    A chain mover.
    Sounds like a great fit for the WCO/Scheme that is so much maligned in these here parts.
    ;D

    Couple of other nuggets here:

    As they waited out a bizarre turn of events in Detroit, the Vikings were making plans Monday to play host to free-agent receiver Bobby Wade at Winter Park.
    It appears they are working some stuff that the press doesn't have a clue about.
    Must have done that without letting the local press know about it.
    HMMMMM
    Maybe so the other teams wouldn't try to get him also. HMMMMMM
    Meathead would have jumped up and down and waived his arms like a madman to let the press know that they were doing this.



    Wade fits the profile that Vice President of Player Personnel Rick Spielman set forth prior to free agency: A young player finishing his first contract who could be "on the come," Spielman said.
    HMMMMMM....
    Fits who's profile..... Childress..... NO I believe it says Spielman.
    HMMMMMM....
    Front office funtioning on all cylinders again.
    Lets look at that, Childress says I have a scheme I want to use, the scouting staff finds guys that will become available that fit that scheme, our cap guru makes it work.


    Seems to me we have signed 3 good blue chip players (maybe not the flashy big name guys) that will add quality and depth for the same price of 1 of the PROVEN players, indicating they do have a clue/plan.
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    Re: With few available receivers, Vikings turn attention to Wade

    SOME TEAMS WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH, WAIT

    Several teams with extra cap space are thought to be deliberately waiting for the market to slow down a bit before jumping into it.

    Every year, the biggest money flows in the first week or so of free agency.
    Then, things will calm down.

    And that's when some of these other teams will get in.

    It's a responsible approach, in our view.
    First, the teams get more bang for their bucks.
    Second, there's less of a concern that the guys already on the team will get their noses out of joint when a mid-level guy who was in the right place at the right time gets the keys to the vault.


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    Re: With few available receivers, Vikings turn attention to Wade

    Wade fits the profile that Vice President of Player Personnel Rick Spielman set forth prior to free agency: A young player finishing his first contract who could be "on the come,"
    Well, at least that should answer some on the nagging questions people have been posting about why we aren't going after WRs like Horn and Stollworth.
    It sounds like that isn't what we are looking for.

    Bear with me for a second.

    I think Childress and Spielman are looking to build a team that can make a run for the top of the NFC... and stay there.
    Players like Horn are great, but near the end of their careers.
    He may have one, two seasons left in him tops.
    Stollworth will be worthless for a year as soon as he gets his next substance abuse hit, and we all know how well people return from their year suspension.


    The Vikings are looking for young, and yes, often unproven, talent to build a future for the Vikings.
    Players who will stay with the Vikings for a major part of their careers.
    It makes sense if you think about it.


    Most players put together their best years with one team, maybe two.
    When they move on, they usually aren't the player they once were.
    Cris Carter is arguably one of the best WRs ever for the Vikings.
    Yet look at what he did in Miami.
    Brad Johnson was Mr. Reliable for three teams.
    Yet by the time he got to Minnesota again, he was nearing the end.

    Childress and co want the players who are about to have their best years, not the ones who already have.
    We do that by grabbing talent in the draft, and by bringing in veterans who have only been in the NFL a handful of years through FA or trade.

    The upside is they are trying to put together a team that will last.
    The downside is that it may take us a few years to get there.

    I don't know how well this strategy will work yet.
    But it intrigues me, and to be honest, I have the patience to wait and see.
    Lord knows I have sat through worse as a Vikings fan.
    Skol.
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: With few available receivers, Vikings turn attention to Wade

    I don't want another Bears castoff. I do like the idea of building through the draft. Football has always been a young man's game, and the success of rookie players last season makes me think it may be turning into an even younger man's game. Speed, quickness, enthusiam, whatever it is, the youth movement is on in the NFL.

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    Re: With few available receivers, Vikings turn attention to Wade

    "NordicNed" wrote:
    With each passing day and only talk of #2 and #3 grade recievers, plus WR's who would more than likely be for depth reasons only, I'm starting to feel more and more confident that we are looking at moving up for CJ.




    Again I will say this, Cleveland is in a tough pinch for players, they still are in great need of O and D linemen and LB's.
    Also a known fact, and stated by himself is the fact that BQ wants to play in Cleveland.





    Does it not seem funny that Cleveland and Minny where the two main players at Q's pro day to you?

    It does to me.
    I smell something brewing, and I'm really starting to think that the Vikings and Browns are trying to work out a deal already.




    Our biggest need is a WR, and not only that, this team needs a BIG NAME PLAYER to give fans something to talk about and believe in, in a big way.....





    We don't need Q, and I believe Q would be more welcomed at Cleveland, plus the Browns could get those extra picks they so badly need..





    I think we are going to see the Vikings move up to #3 pick via Browns trade and giving them our #7 and 3rd round pick, plus maybe a 3rd round pick for next year...





    This is not to much for a player with skills of CJ.......





    very good points Ned. I have been thinking the exact same thing. Either they are planning to move up to get CJ or planning to move down and pick up more picks and go with someone like Ginn

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    Re: With few available receivers, Vikings turn attention to Wade

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Wade fits the profile that Vice President of Player Personnel Rick Spielman set forth prior to free agency: A young player finishing his first contract who could be "on the come,"
    Well, at least that should answer some on the nagging questions people have been posting about why we aren't going after WRs like Horn and Stollworth.
    It sounds like that isn't what we are looking for.

    Bear with me for a second.

    I think Childress and Spielman are looking to build a team that can make a run for the top of the NFC... and stay there.
    Players like Horn are great, but near the end of their careers.
    He may have one, two seasons left in him tops.
    Stollworth will be worthless for a year as soon as he gets his next substance abuse hit, and we all know how well people return from their year suspension.


    The Vikings are looking for young, and yes, often unproven, talent to build a future for the Vikings.
    Players who will stay with the Vikings for a major part of their careers.
    It makes sense if you think about it.


    Most players put together their best years with one team, maybe two.
    When they move on, they usually aren't the player they once were.
    Cris Carter is arguably one of the best WRs ever for the Vikings.
    Yet look at what he did in Miami.
    Brad Johnson was Mr. Reliable for three teams.
    Yet by the time he got to Minnesota again, he was nearing the end.

    Childress and co want the players who are about to have their best years, not the ones who already have.
    We do that by grabbing talent in the draft, and by bringing in veterans who have only been in the NFL a handful of years through FA or trade.

    The upside is they are trying to put together a team that will last.
    The downside is that it may take us a few years to get there.

    I don't know how well this strategy will work yet.
    But it intrigues me, and to be honest, I have the patience to wait and see.
    Lord knows I have sat through worse as a Vikings fan.
    Skol.
    Carefull my friend, you are going down that "Logical Post" path again.
    Try to keep your post to no more than 2 sentences as anything longer requires more concentration and won't get read
    ;D

    Seriously, great stuff NODAK.
    ;D
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    Re: With few available receivers, Vikings turn attention to Wade

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Wade fits the profile that Vice President of Player Personnel Rick Spielman set forth prior to free agency: A young player finishing his first contract who could be "on the come,"
    Well, at least that should answer some on the nagging questions people have been posting about why we aren't going after WRs like Horn and Stollworth.
    It sounds like that isn't what we are looking for.

    Bear with me for a second.

    I think Childress and Spielman are looking to build a team that can make a run for the top of the NFC... and stay there.
    Players like Horn are great, but near the end of their careers.
    He may have one, two seasons left in him tops.
    Stollworth will be worthless for a year as soon as he gets his next substance abuse hit, and we all know how well people return from their year suspension.


    The Vikings are looking for young, and yes, often unproven, talent to build a future for the Vikings.
    Players who will stay with the Vikings for a major part of their careers.
    It makes sense if you think about it.


    Most players put together their best years with one team, maybe two.
    When they move on, they usually aren't the player they once were.
    Cris Carter is arguably one of the best WRs ever for the Vikings.
    Yet look at what he did in Miami.
    Brad Johnson was Mr. Reliable for three teams.
    Yet by the time he got to Minnesota again, he was nearing the end.

    Childress and co want the players who are about to have their best years, not the ones who already have.
    We do that by grabbing talent in the draft, and by bringing in veterans who have only been in the NFL a handful of years through FA or trade.

    The upside is they are trying to put together a team that will last.
    The downside is that it may take us a few years to get there.

    I don't know how well this strategy will work yet.
    But it intrigues me, and to be honest, I have the patience to wait and see.
    Lord knows I have sat through worse as a Vikings fan.
    Skol.
    Carefull my friend, you are going down that "Logical Post" path again.
    Try to keep your post to no more than 2 sentences as anything longer requires more concentration and won't get read
    ;D

    Seriously, great stuff NODAK.

    ;D
    Haha no shit Marrdro.
    Down with logic and reason! Seriously people, the sky is not falling.
    Wilf and Chilly said from the get go that they were going to build a team with sense of accountablilty which will likely be uncomfortable for a lot of people.

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    Re: With few available receivers, Vikings turn attention to Wade

    I am relatively new to ppo, but have been a life long football FAN.
    There is a reason why we are on our asses at a computer in the middle of the day rather than at Winterpark making decisions for a billionare.
    The 3 year plan has only just begun.

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    Re: With few available receivers, Vikings turn attention to Wade

    I agree with Nodak on this issue.
    Free Agency is good for filling certain holes on your team (a reliable WR is one of them on this team, however), but I think it's best to be responsible about it.

    I've been wanting the Vikes to build the team through the draft for a while now.
    I just wish we were more successful at it in the long run.


    I thought last year's draft was pretty decent; Cedric Griffin, Ryan Cook (eventually), T-Jack, Ray Edwards, and Greg Blue all look like they are on their way to becoming good players.
    I'm sure Greenway will be solid as well.
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