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  1. 2020 Draft Talk

    Is it not true because you disagree, or because you’ve done or read some research that disproves his statement? There are definitely numbers that support his statement: Success rates for QBs drafted in the 3rd round are roughly equal to those drafted later or signed as UDFAs.
  2. Moving On To 2020/2021.

    I don't think the team will have any interest in moving Rudolph given the number of veteran leaders that they are poised to lose this off season.
  3. 2020 Draft Talk

    You don’t think Waynes has gotten better over the years?
  4. 2020 Draft Talk

    So questioning which members of the secondary were late round picks developed under Zimmer was entirely unrelated to the fact that you have argued that Zimmer's defense is a product of highly drafted players rather than coaching ability? Got it.
  5. 2020 Draft Talk

    I don't think that's fair to hold against them though. If we are including safeties look no further than Ant Harris and Sendejo. Just because they weren't drafted late doesn't mean that they weren't developed. I would say that Rhodes working his way up to probably the greatest single CB season by a Viking and Smith churning out All-Pro level seasons has a lot to do with the coaching that they've received, and not just their draft status/pedigree. It will be interesting to see what happens this year if they need to count on Hughes, Hill, and Boyd to be their main CB rotation.
  6. 2020 Draft Talk

    is he not? He's a 7th rounder that will likely get a moderate second contract and an opportunity to start elsewhere.
  7. 2020 Draft Talk

    Holton Hill and Kris Boyd have both played well when given opportunities. Kearse played really well in the slot.
  8. New Playoff Structure

    I understand what you are arguing from a theoretical standpoint - the 10-6 Bills were not necessarily a better team than the 9-7 Titans. Since there is no objective way to prove this, there's really no point in arguing about it though. The teams that win more games get to go to the playoffs.
  9. New Playoff Structure

    what other measure would you use?
  10. Something brewing with Diggs?

    I just generally disagree that any single good OL is more valuable than a single good WR in a vacuum. The successful teams in the NFL haven’t really shown that to be true recently.
  11. Something brewing with Diggs?

    I disagree with this. Receivers like Diggs and Thielen take over games. Teams widely regarded as having the Top OLs and best individual lineman were at home watching the playoffs with us the past few weeks (Dal, Pit, Phi, Ind). I think that the Vikings need to improve the OL, but I don’t agree that a single good OL is more valuable than a single good WR.
  12. The Championship games are here!

    This is so satisfying.
  13. 2020 Free Agent Thread

    A 1st round pick and a 26 year old top 5-10 WR for a 32 year old LT with an extensive medical history and hasn’t played 16 games since he was 25? No thank you. He wasn’t playing up to his contract the last two season that he did play.
  14. 2020 Free Agent Thread

    Gross. I would cancel my Sunday ticket package.
  15. 2020 Draft Talk

    I guess that depends on how sure you are that he will be 100%, and whether or not he can avoid injury. The Vikings were risk averse with the Bridgewater situation, so I'm not sure they will even look at Tua.
  16. He made some highlight plays at 1st. I think his thumb injury really derailed his season.
  17. I disagree. He’s worked really hard to go from practice squad to have an all pro level season. That’s exactly the kind of guy I would want to commit to. My only hesitation would be his age.
  18. They were in on Wheeler, he took less to go elsewhere for his family. I don’t think they ever had a shot at Cole or Strasburg, and consensus is that Bumgarner wanted to stay where it was warm. I think this shows that they would have paid if they had a shot at an arm. My hope is that this is leading to a trade for another pitcher.
  19. The 2018 Kirk Cousins Megathread

    Also, I wasn’t advocating for moving on from Cousins. I was just sharing a thread highlighting opportunities that the Vikings had to stay in the game and to be competitive. The videos also illustrate why Diggs is pretty clearly their best offensive player.
  20. The 2018 Kirk Cousins Megathread

    who did that?
  21. The 2018 Kirk Cousins Megathread

    I don't understand why a thread of plays breaking down some poor decisions and throws bothers you, though. It's not like these things didn't happen. They are worth looking at and talking about. Especially when they are representative of one of the Cousins narratives. When Kirk has a bad game, like he did against SF, is it not fair to look at what went wrong and what he could have done better?
  22. The 2018 Kirk Cousins Megathread

    That wasn't really the point of the thread though, was it? It was called missed opportunities. It wasn't an attempt to place all of the blame on Kirk. I think more than anything it highlights a Kirk Cousins trend - that he needs to play better when things around him aren't going well. If he hits on 3 or 4 of those plays highlighted in the thread we might be talking about a rematch with Green Bay instead of how to rebuild a coaching staff or who to draft? Is your contention that Kirk played well, and that those 7 plays were outliers? Where there any incredible plays that stand out to balance the negative ones highlighted in the thread? I've been a Cousins supporter and have said repeatedly that I thought the 2019 Vikings could beat anyone if the players were executing and playing up to their potential. We didn't see that here, against Green Bay, or against Chicago. He needed to play better than he did against SF. I didn't go back and look, but this didn't even show the play where he pretty easily could have run for a first down. He just wasn't making good decisions. Full disclosure - I still think that the Vikings can win a Super Bowl with Kirk Cousins.
  23. The 2018 Kirk Cousins Megathread

    So how else would you analyze his play? This thread shows multiple instances of Kirk specifically holding the offense back. He didn't play well.
  24. 2020 Free Agent Thread

    Just so we are clear - Dillard was not very good when he played this year (over 300 snaps), and had the benefit of playing on one of the more talented OLs in the league.
  25. The 2018 Kirk Cousins Megathread

    not sure if anyone shared this, but here is a thread of Cousins with mostly clean pockets missing bigger plays downfield.