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    Quote Originally Posted by C Mac D View Post
    I don't mind the fact that we're not signing big name FAs. We've done that the past 6 years and still no Super Bowl.

    Notice how the Packers didn't make any moves either? They've done pretty well building through the draft...
    That's because everyone on their team is better than the FA at that position.

    They were also contenders last year. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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    But I agree Kevincox... no one in our FO can recognize talent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VikesFan787 View Post
    That's because everyone on their team is better than the FA at that position.

    They were also contenders last year. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
    When they went 6-10 in 2008, what FA did they sign the following year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by C Mac D View Post
    We haven't actively signed FA in 6 years? Jared Allen? Steve Huchinson? Ben Leber? Bernard Berrian? Brett Favre?
    Well, Jared Allen was a trade, Leber was always just solid, Berrian was trash, Favre was great for one year and then nothing happened (and I wouldn't credit our FO's signing of Favre as "good eye for talent"). Hutch was great for us.
    I am NOT here to provide good football insight or rational observations. I am an emotional 19 year old Viking fan and I expect you to adjust your expectations from my posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Mac D View Post
    We haven't actively signed FA in 6 years? Jared Allen? Steve Huchinson? Ben Leber? Bernard Berrian? Brett Favre?

    Sure, Berrian didn't pan out, but hindsight is 20/20. Bottom line - this ownership has definitely been active in the FA market over the past 6 years.
    Jared Allen was a trade with KC not a FA, and also I don't really consider Favre in that mix either as he was not on anyones roster and came out of retirement just to play solely with us, so not a traditional FA season acquisition. But point taken the others you mentioned were FA pickups and I can think of a few more Smoot (so-so), Shianco, and even Winfield and Fat Pat if you go back a few more years that I was happy with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12purplepride28 View Post
    Well, Jared Allen was a trade, Leber was always just solid, Berrian was trash, Favre was great for one year and then nothing happened (and I wouldn't credit our FO's signing of Favre as "good eye for talent"). Hutch was great for us.
    Man... totally forgot Allen was a trade, guess I just mentally lump trades and FA signings together.

    Still, our ownership is willing to go out and spend in FA. The lack of spending is definitely Spielman's call. We'll see if knows what he's doing.

    Unfortunately, nothing in his career gives me faith that he does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C Mac D View Post
    We haven't actively signed FA in 6 years? Jared Allen? Steve Huchinson? Ben Leber? Bernard Berrian? Brett Favre?

    Sure, Berrian didn't pan out, but hindsight is 20/20. Bottom line - this ownership has definitely been active in the FA market over the past 6 years.
    Steve Hutchinson was 6 years ago.
    BB was 4 years ago
    Allen 4 years ago
    Farve was 3 years ago

    We have had 2 or 3 years active in the FA market in 7 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevoncox View Post
    Steve Hutchinson was 6 years ago.
    BB was 4 years ago
    Allen 4 years ago
    Farve was 3 years ago

    We have had 2 or 3 years active in the FA market in 7 years.
    Oh, so now we're going back 7 years?

    Just settle down, we've been active 4/6 years in Free Agency... and still no Super Bowl. Might not be a bad time to try to build through the draft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C Mac D View Post
    When they went 6-10 in 2008, what FA did they sign the following year?
    Doesn't matter. They obviously knew what they were doing with the players they had. We don't, we need help.
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    Dont worry guys, Spielman gots this! He'll just sign some C-D level talent, and our amazing coaches will unlock their upside and make them blazing starters!! We will each the leftover free-agents in 1 week, and make them starters!!

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