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  1. I think it is safe to say that it compares poorly to the mean. How many standard deviations from the mean would indeed be interesting, but it takes someone that has a college intern to keep busy to get that kind of analysis. An interesting question would be how much of that is due to the general manager not identifying worthwhile players and how much of it is owing to the coaches failing to develop worthwhile players. To determine that, one needs to look into how many of the players that the team didn't bring back to a second contract earned starting positions with one of the other 31 te
  2. I against hiring any OC under Andy Reid. That experiment was a miserable failure and I would like to not do that again. Perhaps it is a high bar, but shouldn't it be a high bar to get a head coaching job in the league. If an Andy Reid wants to prove their ability to me they would have to first make a lateral move to become an OC somewhere else -- under a defensive head coach would be a good idea.
  3. Draft picks are like gold when rebuilding. When you have a championship caliber team, treating them like Seattle and KC has treated them lately is a reasonable thing to do. I personally think that the Vikings are closer to the point right now where draft picks are like gold. However, the team first needs to get a new GM IMO.
  4. Not sure what it matters as far as what those players would bring. If Rick Spielman is still running the show he'll only rebuild the team in the same image. I would argue that it should be a different GM, but Spielman is still the GM today and it is hard to imagine him having interest in amassing resources so he can be fired and the next guy can have those picks. Only after the team gets a new GM, and by extension a new philosophy and new coach, can I seriously entertain the thoughts you are expressing here -- trading away talent for the next year or two in favor of the longer term stren
  5. That's pretty funny, but I do have to say that he is doing quite well professionally. Anyone that does well enough at their profession to be offered the kind of contract Cousins was offered is a huge success professionally. After all, making money is the objective. Otherwise he would be winning the city league (or whatever amateur league he could find) title every year. I do believe that Cousins is overpaid. But I have trouble judging him until the offensive line looks considerably better.
  6. Good to know Odenigbo will be with a team staying in shape and will be available for poaching should injuries hit the Vikings DE position. Hopefully it doesn't come to that, but it is always nice to have guys that know the system that are in game shape and available for the team to sign.
  7. I would guess that it will be Abdullah, but they can only do that twice with him so I suppose Rose gets that job at least once before the other rookie is ready unless they move Abdullah back to the 53 before week 3.
  8. They did it with Kyle Sloter iirc. They were under a different CBA just two years ago and that CBA did allow for it.
  9. Don't assume Ameer is not on the PS. Vikings.com list includes him and Dozier.
  10. I remember teams paying players extra to lure them. Here is the Article 33 section 3 text of the old CBA. To be clear so as not to confuse anyone, this is no longer in force. Section 3. Salary: Minimum salary for a Practice Squad player shall be the following per week, including postseason weeks in which his Club is in the playoffs: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 $5700 $5700 $6000 $6300 $6600 $6900 $7200 $7600 $8000 $8400 https://nflpaweb.blob.core.windows.net/media/Default/PDFs/2011 CBA Updated with Side Letters thru 1-5-15.pdf
  11. Yup, we found the information already. Thanks. This appears to be an update in the new CBA that I missed. Teams used to be able to pay practice squad players more.
  12. I think there have been 14 mentioned in Tomasson tweets: Hinton Mata'afa Rose Jr Tye Smith Nickerson Bargas Browning Tuf Borland Myron Mitchell Zack Bailey Willekes Whop Taylor Dorn Davidson
  13. In the end, I go with what the CBA says, but there is some conflicting information too. See this: https://dknation.draftkings.com/nfl/2021/9/1/22651355/2021-nfl-practice-squad-salary-rules-eligibility-size-roster-cuts-covid-19-coronavirus#:~:text=Practice squad players make %249%2C200,comes sniffing around a player. Practice squad players make $9,200 per week or $165,600 for 18 weeks. Veteran players with over two years of experience will make $14,000 per week or $252,000 for 18 weeks. Teams are allowed to pay a player a higher salary than the minimum, and this often happens if anot
  14. Yep. I had edited my post that you quoted. Thanks for posting the correct info anyway in case others saw it before the edit.
  15. Now I can substantiate. Here you go: https://nflpaweb.blob.core.windows.net/media/Default/NFLPA/CBA2020/NFL-NFLPA_CBA_March_5_2020.pdf Go to Article 33, section 3. Looks like player salary depends on various criteria. I'll believe you that Davidson falls into the $9,200 tier.
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