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    Personal Opinion- Vikings Cannot Let Rice Get Away

    Rice had a breakout year in 2009 when he racked up 83 catches for 1,312 yards and 8 touchdowns. He was one of ten Vikings to be selected to the Pro Bowl in 2009 as well.

    Rice was sidelined for most of the 2010 season recovering from his hip surgery, but played a great game against the Buffalo Bills week 13 where he caught 5 passes for 105 yards and scored 2 touchdowns. Did I mention Tarvaris Jackson was the guy throwing to him that game, not Favre?
    Personal Opinion- Vikings Cannot Let Rice Get Away

    Lets see, did he make the Noodle look good in 2009 and TJ look good in 2010? ........snicker......
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    Re: Personal Opinion- Vikings Cannot Let Rice Get Away

    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1098279
    Rice had a breakout year in 2009 when he racked up 83 catches for 1,312 yards and 8 touchdowns. He was one of ten Vikings to be selected to the Pro Bowl in 2009 as well.

    Rice was sidelined for most of the 2010 season recovering from his hip surgery, but played a great game against the Buffalo Bills week 13 where he caught 5 passes for 105 yards and scored 2 touchdowns. Did I mention Tarvaris Jackson was the guy throwing to him that game, not Favre?
    Personal Opinion- Vikings Cannot Let Rice Get Away

    Lets see, did he make the Noodle look good in 2009 and TJ look good in 2010? ........snicker......
    Rice has the ability to make anyone look good.

    Seems to me though, Rice had basically one good game last year, the rest were very average. Why didn't he make Favre look good later on, and Webb?

    We do need Rice, but he is replacable.

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    Re: Personal Opinion- Vikings Cannot Let Rice Get Away

    There is no doubt that he can be a good to great WR. The doubt is in whether he can remain healthy and be consistently productive over a period of years.

    I like him, hope he stays on the team and is successful for the next 7-10 years but I am not going to say that he will based on his past.

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    Re: Personal Opinion- Vikings Cannot Let Rice Get Away

    Quote Originally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1098281
    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1098279
    Rice had a breakout year in 2009 when he racked up 83 catches for 1,312 yards and 8 touchdowns. He was one of ten Vikings to be selected to the Pro Bowl in 2009 as well.

    Rice was sidelined for most of the 2010 season recovering from his hip surgery, but played a great game against the Buffalo Bills week 13 where he caught 5 passes for 105 yards and scored 2 touchdowns. Did I mention Tarvaris Jackson was the guy throwing to him that game, not Favre?
    Personal Opinion- Vikings Cannot Let Rice Get Away

    Lets see, did he make the Noodle look good in 2009 and TJ look good in 2010? ........snicker......
    Rice has the ability to make anyone look good.

    Seems to me though, Rice had basically one good game last year, the rest were very average. Why didn't he make Favre look good later on, and Webb?

    We do need Rice, but he is replacable.
    It's a tough call. We have seen that he is capable of being one of the top receivers in the NFL. We have also seen he breaks easy. We seriously need him this year. If we had a possible replacement on the roster, it would be easier to let him go, but we do not have anyone who looks like they can come anywhere close. Without him, we have Harvin. That's it. Harvin cannot be counted on for a full season either. Unfortunately, ElSyds agent may make the decision for us by pricing him out of our market. I would hate to see him go, but I agree it is a crapshoot signing him as he will be great or he will be hurt every year.
    Most every player is replacable, but we tried twice to replace Randy(Williamson, Berrian) and have yet to replace him. We couldn't even replace Randy with Randy.
    Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.

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    Re: Personal Opinion- Vikings Cannot Let Rice Get Away

    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1098279
    Rice had a breakout year in 2009 when he racked up 83 catches for 1,312 yards and 8 touchdowns. He was one of ten Vikings to be selected to the Pro Bowl in 2009 as well.

    Rice was sidelined for most of the 2010 season recovering from his hip surgery, but played a great game against the Buffalo Bills week 13 where he caught 5 passes for 105 yards and scored 2 touchdowns. Did I mention Tarvaris Jackson was the guy throwing to him that game, not Favre?
    Personal Opinion- Vikings Cannot Let Rice Get Away

    Lets see, did he make the Noodle look good in 2009 and TJ look good in 2010? ........snicker......
    Rice has been an undependable player over the past few years. Mostly due to injury.

    Bear in mind that Rice didn't emerge until Favre showed faith in him in '09. In '07 he showed us that he had some great hands and could potentially be something special...but in '08 he faded, ending with only 15 receptions in 13 games. No one, including YOU, Marrdro, was saying Rice was carrying anyone at that point.

    Then comes '09. Favre commits to making Rice a star, Rice steps up, and 83 catches later people start saying that Rice is carrying Favre/the Vikings.

    He wasn't.

    That was proven in '10 when he returned from injury and was limited to 17 receptions in 6 games. He had one great performance - "the Bail out" with Jackson, but other than that, it wasn't much to write home about.

    And, contrary to the assertions of a certain pot stirrer, Rice, Harvin, and the rest were unable to "carry" any of the Viking QB's anywhere....

    Do we NEED Rice?

    No. Not in my opinion.

    He adds to our offense - when he's healthy - but he doesn't carry it. Peterson and Harvin do that much more than Sidney. And, honestly, we need a guy we can count on to be there. With Rice's injury history, can we bank on him? Especially considering that it will take major bank to KEEP him?

    Caine

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    Re: Personal Opinion- Vikings Cannot Let Rice Get Away

    Quote Originally Posted by "marshallvike" #1098377
    We couldn't even replace Randy with Randy.
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    Re: Personal Opinion- Vikings Cannot Let Rice Get Away

    Quote Originally Posted by "Caine" #1098418
    He had one great performance - "the Bail out" with Jackson, but other than that, it wasn't much to write home about.
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    That's right. I forgot that Jackson & Rice bailed out Favre on that one.

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    Re: Personal Opinion- Vikings Cannot Let Rice Get Away

    Quote Originally Posted by "Caine" #1098418
    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1098279
    Rice had a breakout year in 2009 when he racked up 83 catches for 1,312 yards and 8 touchdowns. He was one of ten Vikings to be selected to the Pro Bowl in 2009 as well.

    Rice was sidelined for most of the 2010 season recovering from his hip surgery, but played a great game against the Buffalo Bills week 13 where he caught 5 passes for 105 yards and scored 2 touchdowns. Did I mention Tarvaris Jackson was the guy throwing to him that game, not Favre?
    Personal Opinion- Vikings Cannot Let Rice Get Away

    Lets see, did he make the Noodle look good in 2009 and TJ look good in 2010? ........snicker......
    Rice has been an undependable player over the past few years. Mostly due to injury.

    Bear in mind that Rice didn't emerge until Favre showed faith in him in '09. In '07 he showed us that he had some great hands and could potentially be something special...but in '08 he faded, ending with only 15 receptions in 13 games. No one, including YOU, Marrdro, was saying Rice was carrying anyone at that point.

    Then comes '09. Favre commits to making Rice a star, Rice steps up, and 83 catches later people start saying that Rice is carrying Favre/the Vikings.

    He wasn't.

    That was proven in '10 when he returned from injury and was limited to 17 receptions in 6 games. He had one great performance - "the Bail out" with Jackson, but other than that, it wasn't much to write home about.

    And, contrary to the assertions of a certain pot stirrer, Rice, Harvin, and the rest were unable to "carry" any of the Viking QB's anywhere....

    Do we NEED Rice?

    No. Not in my opinion.

    He adds to our offense - when he's healthy - but he doesn't carry it. Peterson and Harvin do that much more than Sidney. And, honestly, we need a guy we can count on to be there. With Rice's injury history, can we bank on him? Especially considering that it will take major bank to KEEP him?

    Caine
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    Re: Personal Opinion- Vikings Cannot Let Rice Get Away

    [quote="Marrdro" #1098279]Flawed article from the very moment the guy who wrote it put fingers to keyboard.

    Rice is a UFA. There's no "let" about it. He's a free man.

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    Re: Personal Opinion- Vikings Cannot Let Rice Get Away

    Quote Originally Posted by "singersp" #1098423
    Quote Originally Posted by "Caine" #1098418
    He had one great performance - "the Bail out" with Jackson, but other than that, it wasn't much to write home about.
    Caine
    That's right. I forgot that Jackson & Rice bailed out Favre on that one.
    ah you so funny.

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