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swede700 last won the day on July 31 2018

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  1. 2019 Draft Talk

    I have less interest in Little than I do Jonah Williams, because while I hear that he has tremendous physical skills, there's been a lot of questions about his effort and his technique. So, if you have poor technique and then you add to that, a lack of work ethic, that doesn't bode well for you no matter how gifted you are physically.
  2. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    Especially when he posts stuff like this...
  3. 2019 Draft Talk

    I believe you should be able to edit a poll.
  4. 2019 Draft Talk

    I'm not sure how a team is "stuck" with 4 TEs. With Rudolph entering the final season of his contract, it may behoove them to have a plan in place to replace him in 2020, whether it be Morgan, Conklin, or a guy like Sweeney. Either way, Conklin shouldn't just be guaranteed a spot just because he was drafted by the team in the 5th round a year ago, just as MyCole Pruitt wasn't guaranteed a spot in 2016 when they drafted Morgan. Pruitt ended up making the team regardless (despite already having Ellison and Rudolph as well), but was cut 3 months later and put on the PS, only to be snatched up by the Bears.
  5. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

  6. 2019 Draft Talk

    Fair enough...in the end, it doesn't really matter to me, I just think it would be better suited to just play a rookie where you plan to play him long-term...we've seen that shuffling around here for several years now and it's appeared to stunt the development of several players...although, it could just be simply that they suck. That's certainly a good possibility. On another note, I just got did this draft on TDN...thoughts? 18. OT Jonah Williams (Alabama) - I've made it clear that I'm not a big fan, but he was the best OL on the board, so I took him and am willing to give him a chance. 50. iOL Chris Lindstrom (BC) - This is one of the few times he's been available at #50. 81. iOL Dru Samia (Oklahoma) - May as well just continue to take OL and see which ones stick. 120. iDL Daniel Wise (Kansas) 190. WR Travis Fulgham (Old Dominion) 209. TE Tommy Sweeney (BC) 247. LB Kendall Joseph (Clemson) 250. Edge Kyle Phillips (Tennessee)
  7. 2019 Draft Talk

    They could certainly do that. But, I indicated previously (you probably were not around at the time, as I'm one of the few that are here pretty much every day of the work-week) that I would think it'd be much better for them to just plug in the rookie where he's going to play long-term and move the veteran, because by putting the rookie in at guard with that intention of moving him after the year is kind of dumb as you're basically wasting an entire year of development for him playing him at a position he's not going to play long term.
  8. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    Priefer wasn't fired. He chose to go to Cleveland. All indications were that Zimmer was going to bring him back. In fact, there was an offer sitting on the table.
  9. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    I think it has more to do with Priefer no longer being there to ensure that Sherels would be around. Every year he'd bang the table for him because of his reliability.
  10. Colts sign LB/DE Justin Houston (2 year, $24M)

    I'm just personally "eh" about the move, despite how optimistic some of you are. He's a shadow of what he was a few years ago. $12M a year might be too much for what he's produced. He a had a bounce-back year, but that's much easier to do as a pass-rusher when you're always playing with a lead. If the Colts can jump out to early leads, he'll be great...if they can't, he'll be so-so.
  11. If somehow they'd manage to lose, obviously that would kill my bracket, but hey, at least it would give the Gophers a little better shot to make the Sweet 16.
  12. Especially when they get destroyed by Michigan State next.
  13. Regrading 2018 Draft:

    I just think it's silly. You can certainly discuss it, but no matter what has happened in that 1 year, you never know what those players will really turn out to be. If we did a regrade on the 2012 draft in 2013, we probably would have said A++, considering Kalil went to the Pro Bowl, Blair Walsh was brilliant, and Robert Blanton would join Harrison Smith and re-create their magic from the Notre Dame secondary to the NFL. I do agree with @vikingsrule to a certain extent though that, in some cases, you can judge a little, because you'd like to think that you'd have some greater contribution from guys in the last 3 drafts, but a lot of it has to be the opportunity. Weatherly hasn't contributed a lot, but you can see, when he was given the opportunity, he did a real nice job. In many cases, the opportunity hasn't been there for some guys because the guys that were drafted in 2012-15 have such a stranglehold on the job. The openings haven't been there. To be able to contribute you have to have snaps.
  14. Regrading 2018 Draft:

    Agreed. Which is why it's kind of silly to do regrades after 1 year. 3 years is the standard...I'd give that draft about a B as well, as both Treadwell and Beavers have been busts (although I don't know how much you're supposed to expect from a 4th rd OT), but Mackensie, Morgan, Weatherly and Kearse have all contributed to a good extent. No superstars, but they are solid depth pieces right now.
  15. The only Gopher wrestler I know (outside of you gw) is Brock Lesnar. That's it.