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    Vikings should sign Peyton Manning


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    Well that wasn't what I'd call a deep article exploring why the Vikings should sign him

    If he's fit enough to play
    That really remains to be seen, but how about if he's a fit for this team. Peyton ran a spread offense not a west coast system so which changes, I'm sure over some time he could learn any scheme but how many lumps does he take to learn it and how long do the Vikings wait for this to happen. All that we need to look at if we're going that route is Favre with the Jets a system new to him over going to the Vikings a team that ran a system he was used too in a division he was familiar with and a bonus of directly facing a team he had something to prove. Add to that the Vikings were a deeper team at the time and the cap wasn't an issue.

    You'd have to think Manning would enjoy handing off to Adrian Peterson
    Probably would....when Adrian is back to 100%, hope that does happen this season but certainly isn't a sure thing to start the season.

    The word is, Manning is willing to sign an incentive-loaded contract and won't be demanding big up-front money. So he wouldn't be a huge financial risk
    Well the Vikings do take the hit on the incentives on their cap space in the first year and would get any un-used space back the following year so their is risk if the incentive are large and we don't get to use that space this year to fill other needs.

    When Favre came here after things didn't work out for him with the Jets we had the cap space and the defense to support him, he was in a division and system he was comfortable with and we had 2 experince backups behind him and that was risky. For Manning we really have none of that so I guess we'd be sitting in the same position the Jets were in when they with a weaker defense and o line.

    throwing the ball to Percy Harvin
    That's pretty much all we have for him at the moment

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    Petyon Manning behind our OL, I don't think so. Surely he values his legs more than that.

    It was kind of fun watching Favre get the shit beat out of him, but not sure I want to see us destroy another HOF QB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tastywaves View Post
    Petyon Manning behind our OL, I don't think so. Surely he values his legs more than that.

    It was kind of fun watching Favre get the shit beat out of him, but not sure I want to see us destroy another HOF QB.
    Peyton Manning did fine behind that Colts offensive line for years (with Charlie Johnson blocking on his blind side). I am not saying that we don't need to upgrade at O-line, but a good quarterback automatically makes a line look a lot better than it is. Peyton doesn't get hit because he gets rid of the ball faster than people can get to him. That will continue no matter what line he plays with.

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    Really?
    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 vikinggreg View Post
    Well that wasn't what I'd call a deep article exploring why the Vikings should sign him



    That really remains to be seen, but how about if he's a fit for this team. Peyton ran a spread offense not a west coast system so which changes, I'm sure over some time he could learn any scheme but how many lumps does he take to learn it and how long do the Vikings wait for this to happen. All that we need to look at if we're going that route is Favre with the Jets a system new to him over going to the Vikings a team that ran a system he was used too in a division he was familiar with and a bonus of directly facing a team he had something to prove. Add to that the Vikings were a deeper team at the time and the cap wasn't an issue.



    Probably would....when Adrian is back to 100%, hope that does happen this season but certainly isn't a sure thing to start the season.



    Well the Vikings do take the hit on the incentives on their cap space in the first year and would get any un-used space back the following year so their is risk if the incentive are large and we don't get to use that space this year to fill other needs.

    When Favre came here after things didn't work out for him with the Jets we had the cap space and the defense to support him, he was in a division and system he was comfortable with and we had 2 experince backups behind him and that was risky. For Manning we really have none of that so I guess we'd be sitting in the same position the Jets were in when they with a weaker defense and o line.



    That's pretty much all we have for him at the moment
    You might recall that Favre actually had a fantastic first half of the season with the Jets until he got hurt, which he was still voted to the pro-bowl.

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    As fun as it may be to entertain the idea of bringing in Manning, it would be putting our franchise back another 3-4 years. Idea being that, in this new NFL it's all about developing a young quarterback and building around him. Manning would be good for a couple of years and then what? Throw in Christian Ponder after sitting on the bench for three years and hope for no drop off? Or do we then draft yet another quarterback in the draft after Manning retires? Sorry, as fun as it may be for a short-term solution to have a future hall of fame quarter for a couple of years we truthfully are better off sticking with our guns and putting some better pieces around the guy we have now to protect his blindside and to give him some targets to throw to in the offseason.

    Besides, I see a team like the Jets, Dolphins or Redskins throwing a lot of money at him to play. I really just don't see us trying to go the route of veteran quarterback yet again.

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    No! No more stop gap, quick patch, veteran QBs to this team. Didnt we learn this season? Or the Season before? Or like 4 times before that? Ponder will be just fine with decent protection and one more playmaker at wideout. 1. Too be named 2. Percy 3. Jenkins 4. Aromoshodu, Rudolf.... and shincoe? we need alot of other things before another 35 year old injured QB.

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    I'd just like to get it out there that there is a huge different between Frerotte (sp?), Brad Johnson, Bollinger, and Mcnabb vs. PEYTON MANNING! If healthy he was expected to play at an elite level for 4-5 more years then drop off to being above average. This is on of the best in the history of the game that if healthy, could produce at a high level for several more years.

    That being said, I don't want him.
    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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    Let's first get our secondary better before we get another vetern quarterback. Ponder did good with what we had last year. Let's build up our defense and our O-line so we can still have a fighting chance after the second half of games with our first half leads.
    The Pack, the Pack, gonna smack the Pack.

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