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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrdro View Post
    Your boy Singletary did. Probably why our LB'rs were so screwed up. He did the same kindof thing over there with the 49rs team that did a complete turnaround last year with very little personal changes.

    Ohhh, wait, players coach and coaches get coffee right? ......snicker....
    And Singletary makes contracts...... this stuff is priceless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarkenton10 View Post
    Singers you just wrote:

    All those draft picks & we couldn't trade up in the 2nd or 3rd to draft a WR? WTF!!!!

    Spielman may have looked good on day 1 of the draft, but looked like a turd on day 2.


    Now he drafts one and you still get mad. did you even know you wrote that? You sound like you will never be happy with Spielman. You want a WR and we draft a corner so you complain and wonder why we didn't draft a WR. Then we get one round later and now you are complaining because there were lineman on the board. That is a little confusing to me, I guess that's all!!
    Of course I know I wrote that. I stand by it. He didn't draft a WR until his 5th pick of the draft. I felt he should have taken one much earlier in the draft with his 2nd or 3rd pick.

    I'd be happy if Spielman had made more FA moves that made a little more sense rather than signing FA's that barely made the depth charts, if at all on other teams.

    I liked the Claiborne pick & didn't have a problem taking the DB with the 2nd pick, but there's a lot more to the off-season than the first few picks of the draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrdro View Post
    Hey Tark, I love my good friend Singer to death, but you have to realize something about him.

    He only is happy when the team adds players he recognizes.

    If the team puts someone on the roster that he doesn't recognize, look out, and if they do it and get rid of a aging vet (Birk vs Sully/Shortwell vs Walsh) he is going to beeeeyyyyyatch even if in the end, the move was right.

    We watched Sully struggle and now this year we are hearing that he is playing at a probowl level. Ever see Singer say just once, he was wrong about the move?

    Same thing will happen with Walsh and Shortwell. The kid will have some growing pains but in the end he will be better than shortwell and won't hear a peep out of him.

    This is just another example. Truth of the matter is, once you got past the first 5 or 6 WR's the rest of the class was about the same. When/were you took them really doesn't matter when it comes to athletic ability, but does have a big play in what they will cost initially and if they do pan out.

    That last little nugget isn't really a concern to most fans as they only want a team made of of HOF'rs when in fact most teams have very few HOF"rs if any on them. They are actually made up of players that just come to work and get it done every day.
    That's BS. I don't mind if we replace a player with one that's better. At the time we replaced Birk, Sully wasn't better & I don't believe Sully is playing better than Birk was back then. The only ones that I've heard talk about Sullivan being Pro-Bowl material is you and a kid from Bleacher report.

    You just had an personal agenda, like you do every year, to target one of our players & try to lobby to get him off the team.

    You can sit there & beat your chest & say your boy Sully is starting, but the truth of the matter is you've been beating your chest & saying that about at least two of the Center prospects before Sullivan that they were going to take Birk's job as well.

    No matter who we drafted, you said we'd be fine with them & all we needed to do is develop them. Dozens of them are gone never to be heard from again, but you don't talk about them. You point your finger at the few who made it & say, "See I told you so".

    You've also claimed our OL has been fine for years when in fact it's been one of the worst in the NFL.

    Spielman could have totally made nonsensical moves in the draft, but as long as he replaced or simply got rid of an ex-Puker player, you're on the Spielman bandwagon.

    Contrary to what you are trying to sell Tark & others about me, I don't need to have RS sign HOF, cream of the crop type players, but I'd like to see him have signed some known proven players that are guaranteed that they can contribute at or above the level of the players they are replacing to at least keep us in contention rather than starting to look like a farm team.

    What I see is him signing players from the bottom of the pool & crossing his fingers hoping to find a diamond in the ruff. That's not improving your team.

    Personally, I don't believe we have the staff/coaching to coach a team loaded with talent, much less have them try to develop young players or FA that other teams discarded.
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    I just don't see that we had a whole lot of options available to us this off season. We're obviously rebuilding with huge holes all over the team and were sitting a lil tight with the cap to start with. On top of that, we're the worst team in possibly the best division in football, so many vets would choose elsewhere thinking they want to win now. And, we're just not at the point where signing one or two big name, big contract, but instant contributors was going to make the difference anyway. We did get a lot younger and took some chances on guys who could still develop into pretty good players with one year, "prove-it" contracts.

    Looking at what he had to work with, I think Spielman did a pretty good job filling as many holes as possible, and setting us up with some extra picks for next year too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrdro View Post
    He played the same position? In what way, .....he played LB'r?.....

    Ben, when he was hear played the SAM (over the TE) and Chad played the Will. Last year Chad lined up on the SAM side in their base defense.

    LOL, played the same position. WOW.

    Kindof a waste to put this article here as its a nice read about one of the cats signed to play the WILL linebacker (not the Sam)...



    New Vikings linebacker Elimimian hits hard, no matter his size | StarTribune.com



    Your boy Singletary did. Probably why our LB'rs were so screwed up. He did the same kindof thing over there with the 49rs team that did a complete turnaround last year with very little personal changes.

    Ohhh, wait, players coach and coaches get coffee right? ......snicker....
    This is from the article where Spielman was defending Cleveland for making the trade. Talking about our team.
    Spielman quote;

    I think when you're building your roster and you look at the center of your roster, from your center to your quarterback to your linebacker to your safety, those better be very intelligent people because that's who's directing traffic. Those are the guys making the calls and adjustments. With Chad Greenway, with John Sullivan, with Christian Ponder and now with Harrison Smith, not only do you have very good football players, but you have very intelligent football players.
    Does it sound like Spielman is saying Chad may be our MLB this year, or am I reading too much into it?
    Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshallvike View Post
    Does it sound like Spielman is saying Chad may be our MLB this year, or am I reading too much into it?
    Sorta does. Might be an idea worth looking into. I like Jasper Brinkley too though, excited to see what he can do. Let's not forget that kid was 1st team All SEC his senior season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C Mac D View Post
    Sorta does. Might be an idea worth looking into. I like Jasper Brinkley too though, excited to see what he can do. Let's not forget that kid was 1st team All SEC his senior season.
    I think it sounds like Chad may be moving to the middle too ... but I definitely thought of Brinkley first. I think he really could be a solid contributor at MLB ... but Chad would be solid there as well since we need more coverage on the outside anyway (though don't know who will provide that).

    I like Brinkley a lot though and think he could bring quite a bit to the table if he is all the way back and healthy.

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    For what we are paying him he should be the MLB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midgensa View Post
    I think it sounds like Chad may be moving to the middle too ... but I definitely thought of Brinkley first. I think he really could be a solid contributor at MLB ... but Chad would be solid there as well since we need more coverage on the outside anyway (though don't know who will provide that).I like Brinkley a lot though and think he could bring quite a bit to the table if he is all the way back and healthy.
    We got burned up the middle constantly. Henderson was just not cutting it after his injury. Anyone should be better then Henderson, I liked E.J. alot but he never came back to his kick ass form after that devastating injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrdro View Post

    We watched Sully struggle and now this year we are hearing that he is playing at a probowl level. Ever see Singer say just once, he was wrong about the move?
    1. It wasn't "a move". We lost Birk to FA. He saw in our coach, like Favre, Pat Williams & Moss did, that our coach was an idiot who didn't want to listen to his players & instead do everything his way & he & the others no longer wanted to be a part of this team. Sully started because he was next in line.

    2. From what you've been saying on this board, we should have never even drafted Sullivan or Ponder for that matter. We should have, to quote your logic, been "Developing the young talent we already have on our team."

    So, using your logic, we should have been developing the 2 centers we had on our roster prior to Sullivan & still been trying to develop & groom John David Booty & Joe Webb as our future franchise QB.

    3. I'll also reiterate. You and a kid from the Bleacher Report are part of a handful of people, if there are others, who claim he has played at a Pro Bowl level.

    4. I wasn't wrong about anything. I never once said Sully wouldn't pan out. I said we should have resigned Birk for that season. Who had the better year?

    Again, you just wanted Birk gone & wanted to insert a few different unproven centers simply because you had an agenda against him. Hell, you even complained about him when he didn't go to the "VOLUNTARY" mini camp.
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