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  1. NFL Snooze News: Volume Four, Por Favor

    I think the helmet rule is fine. Actually, it takes the NFL back to the way football used to be played when the helmets were leather. Tackling and blocking was much better then, in my opinion! The Duluth Eskimos' was my team in the 1920's!!!
  2. Knockin' on Valhalla's Door

    I remember his ice blue eyes that never seemed to even blink. He was always completely aware of everything happening on the field...on the sideline...in the stands...in the booth...and at the beer stand!!! It's time to go out and get a Super Bowl win and let Bud hold it... on a float... in Minneapolis... during the Super Bowl parade... while he wears a short sleeve shirt... in -5 degree weather!!!
  3. NFL Snooze News: Volume Four, Por Favor

    Nope. Not interested. Unless he were to bulk up and be willing to try out at guard.
  4. Vikings select...Colby Gossett, G, Appalachian St.

    Is O'Neill the day one starter because he's ready...if so, what do you base it on? Or; is he starting because he's the 2nd round pick and he needs to play in the NFL to be an NFL player? Me...I'm not sure he will be starting day one at RT. I suspect Remmers will be playing there until such time as O'Neill is ready...which may not be this season.
  5. Vikings select...Mike Hughes, CB, UCF

    I guess this is more indication that there is no way to eliminate subjectivity from the evaluation of players.
  6. Purple Haze - State of the Purple Pass Rush

    The Vikings did a good job of adding depth to the defensive line. There first move was to sign Richardson. If he stays healthy, he will be the most impactful free agent the Vikings have ever signed...including a certain QB with an $84 million dollar guaranteed contract! I think the draft did well, as well as the development of some younger guys who were already on the squad, to add quality depth. I'm not nearly as concerned about the D Line as other areas of the lineup...i.e. offensive line and quarterback.
  7. Vikings select...Tyler Conklin, TE, Central Michigan

    How about "Mr. We'll see?"
  8. Vikings select...Brian O’Neill, OT, Pittsburgh

    But gotta remember that he already gained 50 to 60 pounds in college. I think he has a naturally lean body type...adding much more weight, even 15 pounds might wind up being counter productive.
  9. Vikings select...Brian O’Neill, OT, Pittsburgh

    These leaner guys, when asked to "bulk up" tend to lose significant quickness, and also tend to have more problems with joints. I think there is a way for O'Brien to gain significant strength, without gaining significant weight.
  10. Vikings select...Tyler Conklin, TE, Central Michigan

    I don't know...Rudolph seems awfully slow...do we need another slow TE?
  11. Still Too Early 2019 Draft Talk

    In the great and glorious revolution to come, offensive linemen will be valued in the same way as receivers, DB's, linebacker and running backs! They will no longer toil and have their work go unnoticed and unrewarded! The uprising will happen, and the Hall of Fame will be full of worthy offensive linemen!!
  12. Evaluating & Projecting The Roster

    I'm doubting that any of the draftees and UDFA's will be day one starters. I am wondering which of them, besides Hughs probably, is a guaranteed lock to be on the final 53?
  13. Still Too Early 2019 Draft Talk

    An interior offensive lineman that has Hall of Fame potential and is a day one starter! Why? Because Remmers, Idisora and Easton are not the answer.
  14. Evaluating & Projecting The Roster

    I understand your thesis here, and even agree with most of it. However, the Vikings switched quarterbacks, from one who was excellent in feeling pressure and moving in and out of the pocket accordingly, to one who is not good at feeling the pressure and who is a risk to turn the ball over. It would seem, by your logic, that Vikings would improve the OL play, especially in strong pass protection. In my opinion the front office did not improve this weakness in either free agency or the draft for 2018. With a tougher schedule and the really good defensive linemen in the league (especially in the NFC) I'm afraid that the Vikings will not do as well as they did last season.
  15. Evaluating & Projecting The Roster

    Good post. However, I think that Sharper was playing in New Orleans in '09.