03-22-2012, 06:12 AM #31
If Elite LT's are so low in demand & quality LT's even less in demand, how is it the best we could do at LT was signing Charlie Johnson?
"If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"
Because we waited too long after we cut out elite LT to sign anyone else and the FO apparently didn't feel the position was so important as to have to go out and trade for one.
Remember the last can't miss LT we drafted to shore up the left side of the line? Just how well over his career did he actually lock that position up? I don't remember too many years where we were saying "Boy, glad we took that LT in the top 10 so we don't have to worry about our QB getting killed"Heck, that McKinney guy never gave up a sack in his career at Miami.
It doesn't mean that Frazier is changing away from something that will be a players strong suit to his weak suit, it means they could finally get a player who can have the flexibility to perform at a high level no matter what they are running.
03-22-2012, 11:01 AM #34
I believe you just proved my point. He wasn't elite but he stayed on our team as a starter for almost 8 years. While Marcus Maculey and other corners we took in the 2nd round are long gone.
You are ignoring my points. It is seasier to find a fast little guy than a Big agile guy. Hence teams do not give up on Lts. The top corners in the league have changed teams.
Asante Samuel a few years back, The kid from Oakland, Woodson etc. Top Lts don't.
Joe Thomas? Long? Etc
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03-22-2012, 11:05 AM #35
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03-22-2012, 05:12 PM #37
If Spielman is a big enough idiot to actually draft Claiborne instead of Kalil in the third spot I will not spend a penny on any vikings gear next year. I will tell everyone in my family not to buy me anything Viking. I may not even watch Viking football next year if my beloved franchise is going to be run by an imbecile.Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.
03-22-2012, 05:25 PM #38
Our team is so rough right now that no matter which of the top three guys we pick (Blackmon, Kalil, Claiborne), we'll be better off than we were before. I think they'll all be solid players. The money will be made in the later rounds, for the Vikes, which is where we usually fail.
03-22-2012, 05:29 PM #39
Claiborne had surgery! So it wouldnt suprise me to see the idiot spielman waste our pick on Claiborne.
Drafting Kalil is our best option and dont try to disagree because it is foolish and you know it.
03-22-2012, 06:33 PM #40Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.