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  1. Trade Help

    Should I trade Austin Ekeler for Stefon Diggs? My team is somewhat deep at WR, but my other RBs are Carson, Mixon & Zeke
  2. This could be a dumb idea. But what does everyone think about the possibility of bringing in Daniel Jeremiah as the new GM of the Vikings? I think he’s a really sharp guy who can evaluate players. Not a lot of interesting names available in the GM circles, but he actually intrigues me. As far as a new HC, a name that will come up this offseason is Eric Bienemy. He has experience under Andy Reid and could bring some very interesting ideas for a new revamped offense similar to KC’s. Not to mention, he used to coach RBs for the Vikings. He seems like a smart guy. Just an idea. But if we wanna spice it up, that sure would. Id take Zim as DC, all day every day though. Honestly, I want him as the HC but I just think this season is going sideways and he will get fired unfortunately. I posted this in the draft thread accidentally, for those who notice lol.
  3. 2020 Draft Talk

    This could be a dumb idea. But what does everyone think about the possibility of bringing in Daniel Jeremiah as the new GM of the Vikings? I think he’s a really sharp guy who can evaluate players. Not a lot of interesting names available in the GM circles, but he actually intrigues me. As far as a new HC, a name that will come up this offseason is Eric Bienemy. He has experience under Andy Reid and could bring some very interesting ideas for a new revamped offense similar to KC’s. Not to mention, he used to coach RBs for the Vikings. He seems like a smart guy. Just an idea. But if we wanna spice it up, that sure would. Id take Zim as DC, all day every day though. Honestly, I want him as the HC but I just think this season is going sideways and he will get fired unfortunately.
  4. 2020 Draft Talk

    The problem with waiting till 2021 for a QB is that we are really just postponing the issue. And if we take one next year he would have the luxury of sitting on the bench for a year, which I think can be important. If we take one in 2021 he likely will be expected to start as a rookie, which usually isn’t a good idea. We can take a QB in the 2020 draft. Then wait till 2021 to find a LT. Because it’s easier to find a LT that can play adequate as a rookie vs a rookie QB.
  5. The 2018 Kirk Cousins Megathread

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but couldn’t Kirk waive his no trade clause if Minnesota found a trade partner? I know it will not happen, but I thought that was a possibility. Regardless, a first round QB is a must next year. There will be a QB that slips because there always is, due to certain question marks. Happens every year. Teddy, Watson, Lamar, Rosen, Rodgers, Wilson, Mahomes, & Haskins all slipped a little further than originally projected. There’s a few guys this year that could slip. But if MIN has to trade up into the top 5 for someone like Tua, I’m 100% on board. A guy I’m kind of interested in is Jalen Hurts and he could slip. A year on the bench and he could be an exciting/mobile QB to put into an offense with Diggs, Thielen, Bisi, Dalvin, and Irv. We will still have a defense that’s solid for the foreseeable future. Just need to find a QB.
  6. Week 4: VIKINGS (2-1) at Bears (2-1)

    Zim said post game that wasnt the case and it was in fact just a bad decision. And there was some confusion because the Bears ran out Piniero i believe and then starting running out there punter to swap, which probably cause MIN to panic and run out Sherels. But if you go back and watch, when the Vikings called that timeout there was only like 2 seconds left on the Bears play clock. So they were likely going to accept the 5 yard penalty to give their punter some more room to pin MIN inside the 5. It was a puzzling move by Zimmer, but the defense should have made the stop.
  7. Week 4: VIKINGS (2-1) at Bears (2-1)

    Not everyone is the Patriots. Its hard getting to and winning in the playoffs. Zim has overcome some pretty huge obstacles in his tenure as the Vikings HC, that have had ripple effects on the team as a whole. And i think he has still kept this team playing hard and competing. Teddy's knee 2 weeks before the season, eye procedures, Everson problems, Bradfords knee problems week 2, Dalvin ACL mid season, Sparano's death. He has dealt with alot of adversity, but this team never quit on him. Also im sure he had a say in Kirk coming to the Vikings, but do i think he was all in on him coming? I do not, i think Zim believed in Teddy & Rick made the final call to bring in Kirk.
  8. Week 4: VIKINGS (2-1) at Bears (2-1)

    The only positive outlook i have on today is that if had Kirk made that one deep throw to Thielen & Zim doesnt use that horrible TO before the break, we probably win today. Im not a what if guy and i give the Bears a ton of credit for their W today. But just changing those two things makes the game 14-13 Vikings. The OL played poorly, but there were enough opportunities to make plays. Also the Diggs fumble occured in FG range, so that had an impact too. The margin of error is that small against good teams, that one or two missed or botched plays end up being the difference in games sometimes.
  9. Week 4: VIKINGS (2-1) at Bears (2-1)

    I believe this is a common misconception about Zim. Does he want to run the ball? Sure. But he's stated many times that he just wants balance. He wants to rely on his defense & have his offense milk clock. Thats how this team is built, so why not go with the grain instead of against it? This formula has proven to work just fine, and got us to an NFCCG a few years ago. He has his flaws, but the Vikings two loses arent on him. And some of the best teams in the league are run first teams. The difference is QB. If the Vikings had a QB that they felt more comfortable chunking it 25 times a game im sure they would be more open to it. But they cant trust Kirk, look at the GB game.
  10. Week 4: VIKINGS (2-1) at Bears (2-1)

    Right, he wasnt a problem. But he isnt a difference maker. He's just a guy, nothing special. And im not a fan of moving O'Neill either. But realistically there isnt a better option at LT next year. And another year of Riley Rieff is not acceptable. We can draft someone if we are in position, but if we take a QB then OT will have to take a back seat. I think we need to get our QB and then worry about everything else. O'Neil would be best probably staying at RT, but he has elite athleticism & has experience at LT. So if it comes down to RR or O'Neil at LT next year, id choose the O'Neil. His defense only gave up ONE TD all day, and the offense gave CHI good field position most of the time. The defense did enough to win, as they have all year long. They arent elite or historically great, but they are plenty good to win big games. If you dont think Zim is one of the best defensive minds in the game then there's no sense in arguing.
  11. Week 4: VIKINGS (2-1) at Bears (2-1)

    As i said after the GB game, MAJOR changes are needed if we want to be true contenders. We need a true franchise QB. Because again, Kirk did not do enough to win. I realize he was under pressure, and thats not all on him. But there were opportunities and he whiffed as usual. I think we need to bring in a mobile young QB who can evade pressure a little better. Our OL has been a problem for a while, and there isnt much light at the end of the tunnel with the current group outside of O'Neil. I think Rieff needs to be cut after the season, Elflein needs to be moved to the bench as an interior backup. And the sad thing is, im starting to think Bradbury just doesnt have the bulk to be a good NFL C. I wanted Andre Dillard so bad, and looks like at this point that would 100% have been a better pick. Key moves in the offseason that need to be made: - Cut Reiff, Rhodes, Shamar & Rudy - Resign Anthony Harris, Mack, & Kearse - Trade up or do literally whatever it takes to get a top flight rookie QB. Give him a year behind Cousins. - Move O'Neil to LT & start Udoh at RT if he's ready or find a stopgap/veteran player. - Sign a LG who excels in Pass Pro. I think realistically, Rick needs and should be fired. BUT who replaces him, i know Paton would be a candidate. But are we confident he will be an upgrade? If not, there arent very many good options. My opinion on Zimmer is strong, he should be the HC on this team till he decides to retire. BUT he needs to hire a clock management coach. He is a brilliant defensive mind that will be able to keep our defense relevant even if we lose some key pieces in the coming years (which is likely).
  12. Week 4: VIKINGS (2-1) at Bears (2-1)

    Surprised to see Herc inactive. I thought he was pretty effective as a pass rusher in his limited snaps. Guess Jalyn Holmes is stepping up in practice? Idk.
  13. Week 4: VIKINGS (2-1) at Bears (2-1)

    Idk why I feel like because of the injuries the Vikings should be able to take advantage of the Bears a little, but they won’t. I feel like they are going to lose still, but it should be a close one. I’d love to be wrong though, I hope they can get the W.
  14. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    I expected a move at WR, but not bringing back Treadwell. I think Mitchell or one of the other PS guys would have brought more upside. Although it doesn’t really upset me, I think Treadwell is fine at WR4. And the good thing is we will likely see more Bisi Johnson at WR3, he’s gonna have a chance to steal that job. This is why In the offseason I was beating the table for a WR3 either in FA or the draft.
  15. Week 4: VIKINGS (2-1) at Bears (2-1)

    Im guessing one of the practice squad WRs gets called up this week (Mitchell likely) & Bisi sees some extended action vs CHI. There's no way a vet could come in and be ready in one week, unless he somewhat knows the offense. Not many veteran options out there anyways (Crabtree, Aldrick, Matthews, Garcon). Also curious to see who returns punts with Beebe likely out, my guess would be Hughes.
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