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  1. Are we at the end of the Rhodes...?

    Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. The Seahawks are lucky. I doubt a player for player trade happens, I'd need a top 50 pick at least to move on from Rhodes or Waynes.
  2. Are we at the end of the Rhodes...?

    You don't need to be dreadful to get a QB though, luck plays a huge role in it but it certainly helps to get in the top 10 at the end of the day. We've been close enough to strike (top 10 in 2014, top 11, in 2015, 22 in 2016). The Bradford trade was horrible, we very well could have used that pick to draft Mahomes or Watson. Rodgers was taken outside the top 20. The Vikes could have taken Andy Dalton over Ponder in 2011, Dalton's not that far off from our current starter and clearly better than Ponder. The Vikes passed on Russell Wilson, Kirk Cousins and Nick Foles in 2012. Teddy loooked like the right pick in 2014, but bad luck killed his career. There were a lot of bad QB classes from 2006-2010. Seems like there is a void in talent at QB during this time frame.
  3. Everson Griffen Rejoining Team

    I think a paycut would be ideal, he's not cheap. I'm not ready to move on from Griffen, I value DL talent and depth and I don't think we've got enough if Weatherly is forced into a starting role.
  4. Not sure I'd bring Bailey back. As competition, maybe.
  5. Are we at the end of the Rhodes...?

    Finding a QB like Mahomes or Rodgers might have more to do with having good luck and coaching than anything else. The Vikes won't be in a position to get a top 3 pick, they'll have to trade up from the teens and hope for some luck in a deep class like the Chiefs did. I'm not sure when the best time would be for the Vikes to make such a move. 2020? 2021?
  6. 2019 Draft Talk

    I think that's why it should be cut off of week 1. What happens during the offseason should be seperated from what happens during the regular season. Comp picks are intended to recognize and compensate a team for their loss, I still don't see why their success or availability elsewhere matters as part of the formula. It shouldn't and doesn't. We've seen many times, a good player signing a huge FA contract just to bust with their new team. Or get injured. The team still receives proper compensation for losing that player even though they were a complete failure in their new spot. Teams benefit all the time when they lose FAs to ridiculous contracts. Even if it doesn't work out. Just seems odd to me that the Cardinals decision to release Bradford vs IRing him costs the Vikes a 3rd round pick.
  7. Are most teams ok with their current starting QB?

    The concern with Cousins is that he never elevated his game as the competition got better. Same issue in Washington too. I can't imagine that MN is looking for a QB in 2019. But if the Vikes don't make the playoffs, could be a different story.
  8. 2018-2019 Offseason Thread (Season Concludes)

    Does that position make an immediate impact compared to 4-3 OLB?
  9. 2018-2019 Offseason Thread (Season Concludes)

    Barr probably costs more. $3-4 million more is my guess. Is his role really harder to replace though?
  10. 2018-2019 Offseason Thread (Season Concludes)

    I think the same could be said for Barr as well.
  11. 2019 Draft Talk

    I think that line should drawn be when a player is on a teams opening day roster. The Vikings lost Bradford, what happens with the Cardinals should be irrelevant in terms of his departure from the Vikes. What if Bradford were to have blown out his knee week 1 and was never released. Do the Vikes then get a comp pick? The end result is the same for 2019, no Bradford in AZ, and it's not like he was locked into a contract beyond that.
  12. 2019 Draft Talk

    I agree. I don't see the value in paying an off ball OLB $12+ Million per year. The cash would be better used elsewhere, like Richardson. I don't think 4-3 OLB is a particularly difficult position to find a quality starter. While Barr has fantastic size and speed, I am not sure we've really seen him utilize it to take over games or make game changing plays. Never understood the selection when in happened several years ago.
  13. 2018-2019 Offseason Thread (Season Concludes)

    I think Richardson absolutely needs to be brought back. He's no Aaron Donald, but he had some really good stretches. I think consistency hurt him some. He was one of the league leaders in pressures for interior DL for most of the year if I recall. If we could get him back on a 3 year deal, around $10m per year, I'd be happy. As for the third point, a better receiving TE can be pursued over another WR. I don't think Robinson was that bad for what he was asked to do. Id bring him back and draft a WR in rounds 4-6.
  14. Two-Rounder (with a few FA predictions)

    I'd probably grab Risner in round 2 to fill in at RG. LT Williams, LG Reiff, C Elflein, RG Risner, RT O'Neill
  15. Ravens trade Joe Flacco to Broncos

    They probably would have been better off making a run at a FA like Teddy or Tannehill, someone who doesn't cost a draft pick.