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    Re:Vikings beef up their backfield

    Anyone know what we paid for this guy?

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    Re:Vikings beef up their backfield

    How many of these ex Eagles are left?

    Have any of them worked out well for us?

    I guess Cunningham and Carter, but that was long before Childress.

    We're probably due to sign another ex Packer before long too.

    Not sure what to think of this move.
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    Re:Vikings beef up their backfield

    jargomcfargo wrote:
    How many of these ex Eagles are left?

    Have any of them worked out well for us?

    I guess Cunningham and Carter, but that was long before Childress.

    We're probably due to sign another ex Packer before long too.

    Not sure what to think of this move.
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    Re:Vikings beef up their backfield

    jargomcfargo wrote:
    How many of these ex Eagles are left?

    Have any of them worked out well for us?

    I guess Cunningham and Carter, but that was long before Childress.

    We're probably due to sign another ex Packer before long too.

    Not sure what to think of this move.
    That was one of my first thoughts too. I'm not opposed to the signing, but I'm also not reading anything more into than we needed another veteran in the backfield after losing chester.

    You know the media is going to eat this up... "Childress is mad at AP... time to trade him... he's going to go the way of Daunte" blah blah blah.

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    Re:Vikings beef up their backfield

    jargomcfargo wrote:
    How many of these ex Eagles are left?

    Have any of them worked out well for us?

    I guess Cunningham and Carter, but that was long before Childress.

    We're probably due to sign another ex Packer before long too.

    Not sure what to think of this move.
    Healthy competition at the least.

    Moats has shown some real flash in the past, his broken ankle from a few years back really knocked him off his Career track.

    It gives me a lot more confidence that they leave camp with the best #3 and #4 RB possible by adding some legitimate competition in Moats.
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    Re:Vikings beef up their backfield

    This signing was a shocker for me. Moats is a capable RB. He is good at blocking and coming out of the backfield. However as jmcdon00 pointed out, Moats has had issues with fumbling. He was benched for this last year in Houston.

    He does have good skills and there is nothing wrong with adding depth. I agree with Marrdro in that it may spell the end for other RBs such as Young, Johnson and possible Reynaud. I love the top 3 right now though. AP, TG and RM. Where I disagree with Marrdro is how the hell is it the noodles fault? You have to find someway to blame him huh :P Then I guess it would be okay for me to blame Smoot for his fumbles too :laugh:

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    Re:Vikings beef up their backfield

    Nobody has mentioned Gerhart yet. They are just coming off mini-camp. Maybe Chilly didn't like what he saw. He might think Toby is a bit too raw and won't be ready as the #2 at the beginning of the season and wanted a vet on the roster as insurance.

    Not saying it is true, but I wouldn't have thought the Vikes would load up another RB, when they are already have 3, who have been in the Vikes system, competeing for the #3 spot.
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    Re:Vikings beef up their backfield

    AD will be fine. I saw these stats posted on another site. Im too lazy to verify all of them but feel free. www.pro-football-reference.com



    Barry Sanders had 25 fumbles in his first 4 seasons. Eric Dickerson it was 49 fumbles in his first 4 seasons. The great Walter Payton was 35 in his first 4 seasons. Jim Brown-23 Tony Dorsett-36.

    Adrian Peterson 20 fumbles.

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    Re:Vikings beef up their backfield

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    AD will be fine. I saw these stats posted on another site. Im too lazy to verify all of them but feel free. www.pro-football-reference.com



    Barry Sanders had 25 fumbles in his first 4 seasons. Eric Dickerson it was 49 fumbles in his first 4 seasons. The great Walter Payton was 35 in his first 4 seasons. Jim Brown-23 Tony Dorsett-36.

    Adrian Peterson 20 fumbles.
    Keep in mind, Peterson has 20 fumbles over only 3 seasons.

    better yet:
    Sanders: (19 fumbles)
    1 fumble every 46.15 carries
    2.26 td's per fumble
    227.4 yards per fumble

    Dickerson37 fumbles)
    1 fumble every 28.67 carries
    1.18 td's per fumble
    139.1 yards per fumble

    Payton: (30 fumbles)
    1 fumble every 28.2 carries
    1.133 td's per fumble
    130.7 yards per fumble

    Brown: (14 fumbles)
    1 fumble every 53.5 carries
    2.85 td's per fumble
    271.3 yards per fumble


    Peterson: (20 fumbles)
    1 fumble every 45.75 carries (3rd)
    2 td's per fumble (3rd)
    224 yards per fumble (3rd)

    as you see, Brown is the clear leader in all categories over their first three years

    Sanders is second, with Peterson not far behind Sanders.

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    Re:Vikings beef up their backfield

    gagarr wrote:
    Nobody has mentioned Gerhart yet. They are just coming off mini-camp. Maybe Chilly didn't like what he saw. He might think Toby is a bit too raw and won't be ready as the #2 at the beginning of the season and wanted a vet on the roster as insurance.

    Not saying it is true, but I wouldn't have thought the Vikes would load up another RB, when they are already have 3, who have been in the Vikes system, competeing for the #3 spot.
    Good point. Could very well be that they are not too confident Gerhart can fill CT shoes.
    I'm still of the opinion that it is a very simple matter of the front office trying to put the best product possible on the field. So if they think Moats is better than the Vikings 3rd option(Johnson?) it would make sence they go get him.

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