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  1. Does the NFL really need a draft?

    I agree. I saw a game being played in Pittsburgh when there were spots where players' feet were sinking into the ground down to their ankles. It was horrible.
  2. Does the NFL really need a draft?

    If that's the case, why should anyone have to play in Philadelphia then?
  3. Character vs Value

    Obviously, you want good players, but character is a big part of the package, IMO. A good example of this is when the Vikings took Trae Waynes over Marcus Peters in the draft. I liked the pick at the time (and still do) because I felt that Peters was such a knucklehead that he probably wouldn't end up playing very long for whoever did draft him. It took Waynes longer to adjust to the NFL game, but he may end up giving us more than Peters gave to the Chiefs because they already traded Peters. It will be interesting to see how long Waynes plays for the Vikings. If he is not a cap casualty, I could see him having a very solid long-term career for us. If he does, I think we made the right pick. Character is worth a lot.
  4. Does the NFL really need a draft?

    Because it is just my preference. I think it adds another dimension to things and creates deeper, more thought-provoking system. Also, I have worked hard during my life and I respect those who have done the same and become successful. Contrary to the opinion of some, not all wealthy people become that way just because they are lucky or privileged. Most of the owners in the league are guys who built a huge business on their own outside of football, and I believe they learned a thing or two along the way.
  5. Does the NFL really need a draft?

    You make some good points, but I guess I just prefer watching a chess match between owners rather than players getting together and playing with who they want to play for. Players are employees. While they certainly deserve to be treated well and have certain rights, I think it is the owners who have earned the right to be the decision makers.
  6. Does the NFL really need a draft?

    If you were a great prospect, who would you rather play for, the Patriots, or one of the other AFC North teams? All other things being equal, it wouldn't be much of a decision for me. I'll take the winning team every single time. If you are a great college wide receiver, would you choose a team with a good quarterback or a team with a lousy one? The NBA does have a draft, but where things have gone downhill in that league is with the older superstars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant creating their own rosters. I'll say it again: unless your team has several players of that caliber, what is the point of even watching? I'm in Minnesota. Does anyone really believe the Timberwolves have a chance to win a championship in the next 3-4 years? I sure don't.
  7. The best way to answer this question will be to look at who we pick up in the draft. You can only hold on to so many premier players, so at some point, you have replace some of them with rookies who can be paid on lower contracts for the next 3-5 years. It's strange, but the future of one of our very good defenders could very well come down to how the draft falls to us.
  8. This is great news. Kendricks is my favorite Vikings linebacker. Glad to see he will be around long-term.
  9. Does the NFL really need a draft?

    The NFL would then become like the NBA. Three or four teams full of all-stars, and the rest of the league would be a bunch of also-rans. In my opinion, the way NBA stars have started choosing their own teams has really made me lose interest in the league. I prefer the days when great players would work with what they were given and elevate the team to excellence. If all the best players decide to play for the same team, what's the point of watching? The NFL's current system of parity is one of the things that elevates it above all the rest.
  10. Does the NFL really need a draft?

    I agree. It's my favorite part of the year.
  11. Montana on Brady's longevity

    It would be interesting to hear what Brett Favre thinks about this. He played at a time that was kind of between these two eras and got a taste of both.
  12. Is NFL football your favorite sport?

    For me, it's the NFL at #1. I couldn't care less about the rest.
  13. Quick Friday 1 rounder w/trades

    If Vita Vea falls to #26, I could actually see the Vikings trading up to get him, rather than trading down. I don't think he will drop that far though, so a trade down makes sense too.
  14. Cowboys cut Dez Bryant

    That's a good point.
  15. Lil Xan

    Nice one, Rammy! I like the light effects on that one. You've still got it buddy.