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  1. May I just say...DeCastro...

    I wanted Riley Reiff or David DeCastro. Reiff was my preference, but I was a bit biased there too since he's a SD boy and I'd watched him since he was a true freshman (progressing from OG to RT to LT over time) at Iowa. When pick 23 rolled around and they were both there, I just had to hope the FO wouldn't screw it up and pass on the remaining one. They didn't, thankfully. Meanwhile, Reiff was a rock solid LT for the Vikings last year (I still think he'd be an all pro caliber OG if he was played there) and DeCastro IS an all pro OG. Couldn't have went wrong with either of those guys.
  2. Earl Thomas

    I wouldn't even consider making that trade. That's akin to the Herschel Walker trade. On a much lesser scale, but same basic premise. It gutted a really good team to get that one star, and the star didn't fit or stay healthy. This is what it comes down to for me. You trade Sean Davis and replace him with Earl Thomas. No brainer. Good deal. Dobbs? Who cares. He sucks and we have 2 other backups anyway. You trade Ramon Foster, and that promotes BJ Finney who is ok, and then where is your depth? You have none. You trade Mike Hilton, who is really good, and you're relying on Sutton or some other guy who has proven nothing? No thanks. Javon Hargrave? I like him much more than most. You replace him with a sloth like McCullers and no depth except a 7th rd rookie? No thanks. Throw in 2 building block picks? For a guy that will be 30 next year, and is undersized and missed 7 games the last 2 years? No thanks. No way.
  3. Eli Rodgers visiting

    yipteedoo
  4. Vikings extend Danielle Hunter

    I actually have reservations on this deal. I suspected in his first 2 years when he was a backup/situational pass rusher, that it was his ideal situation. In year 3, when he was a starter, his production went way down. This seems like a bit of a gamble to me. You don't pay a guy that kind of money for 7 sacks (or for a guy who won't start but come off the bench as a situational pass rusher for 12.5 sacks). They're clearly gambling that he'll bounce back to that 12.5 sacks from his 2nd season when he was just a situational pass rusher. Don't get me wrong here: Hunter checks all the boxes for me, but that's a lot of money for unproven production as a starter. I'd much rather spend the money on Hunter than Barr or Diggs, 2 guys who are up and down and can't stay healthy. Waynes I wouldn't pay much at all.
  5. Mychal Kendricks released by Philly

    Seems like a no brainer to me if they can swing the money.
  6. Is the 2014 WR Draft The GOAT?

    2010 is quite good. 1998 gets my vote though. You're talking the best WR to ever play the game in Randy Moss (yes, he IS the best ever, I don't care what anyone says.....that'll never change unless someone even better comes along which I don't see ever happening) and throw in Hines Ward (1,000 receptions, SB MVP, etc) for good measure. 1985 with Jerry Rice, Andre Reed & Steve Tasker is great too. 2014 is good, but mainly for depth. ODB is great, but the rest are not on the same level as the other great(s) in the 1998 or 1985 drafts.
  7. I thought he was a pretty good WR with the tools you look for. He really rounded his routes and had a limited route tree. But he had length, speed and hands. I thought his atrocious QB play really hurt him and teams would see that and he'd go in 2-3. I didn't know any of this diva stuff though. That, combined with his lack of lateral movement and routes really hurt him. Now that he's a Packer, I have to hope he doesn't materialize into a star lol.
  8. Round 5 Pick 148: S Marcus Allen 6’2 215

    Any way you look at it, Shazier was still flying and even if you call it a 4.4, that's a LOT faster than the 22 lbs lighter Allen's 4.6 (which adjusted the same way would really be a 4.7). Even more of a difference when you figure that the 4.7 for a LB would be ok, and a 4.4 for a S would be good. Switch them around, or make Allen even slower if he gained the weight to play LB, and there's absolutely no comparing the 2 athletically. Combine #s from NFL.com: Vertical: Shazier 42. Allen 37. Broad: Shazier 10'10". Allen 10'7" SS: Shazier 4.21. Allen 4.32. Bench. Shazier 25. Allen 15. (Shazier has almost 1" bigger hands and almost 2" longer arms) Allen is exactly 1" taller, at 6'2 1/8" vs 6' 1 1/8". I'm just making a real comparison here so as to clear up any misconceptions that Allen is 1/2 the athlete Shazier was. To be fair, Shazier's 40 of 4.38 was from his pro day. Ran once, hammy. On draftscout, where they said Shazier ran a 4.38, ran once, hammy, they list Allen's 40 as a 4.63, ran twice.
  9. Round 5 Pick 148: S Marcus Allen 6’2 215

    Shazier ran a 4.3. This dude is a 4.6. Nowhere near the same caliber of athlete or speed.
  10. burns and dupree still starting by seasons end?

    Exactly. They're too stupid to draft any competition for either of them. Passed on Hubbard twice, Lorenzo Carter once, etc, etc. Same at CB where they could've had Isaiah Oliver in 2 via a short trade up, Josh Jackson, etc, etc. Some people think the CB the Vikings took at 30 was arguably the best CB in the draft.....30 is after 28 as well. Stupid. But hey, lets take a #3 WR with an average ceiling, a backup QB, and a 5th round S instead! Oh and don't forget about the project RT.
  11. 2019 Targets for Steelers

    Nick Bosa is a monster. I tuned into his games to watch Hubbard and he was clearly the best player on the field at all times, for both teams. He’s not an option though unless they really tank this year. Noah Fant did nothing for me. I watched a lot of Iowa too.
  12. My thoughts on the Vikes’ draft & FA

    That’s not what I meant. We all know how Randall McDaniel did at a low weight for example. I meant that it is not a fair comparison to compare guys much heavier to someone much lighter, without at least acknowledging it. Same with arm length being ignored when looking at bench. More weight would help him anchor though.
  13. My thoughts on the Vikes’ draft & FA

    He’s also under 300 lbs. you have to keep the entire picture in perspective. He’s tall and long but he’s light and he plays light anchor). I’m not trying to argue with you here.
  14. Your Early Re-Draft 2018

    28. Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado 60. Justin Reid, FS, Stanford 76. Sam Hubbard, OLB, Ohio State 92. Josey Jewel, ILB, Iowa 148. Natrell Jamerson, FS, Wisconsin 165. Dylan Cantrell, WR, Texas Tech 246. Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa
  15. My thoughts on the Vikes’ draft & FA

    O’Neill’s numbers are middle of the pack except 40, 3-come & SS. I put more emphasis on vert and broad as they measure explosion and strength in the core.....he’s middle of the pack there. It’s good he’s fast, but how did that work out for Lydon Martha & Bruce Campbell? Like I said before I had him in the mid rounds because there’s something to work with there. His lack of an anchor makes him a project & a reach in 2 for me. Not knocking the guy, it’s just my take on him.
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