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  1. Nice breakaway speed, soft hands, moves in the open field. Looks like he can run routes. Looks like he has the stuff to be the #3 receiver, maybe near the end of next season, or, at least in his 2nd year.
  2. 2019 NFL Draft: Day 3 - Rounds 4, 5, 6, & 7

    Maybe the trade down is part of a big, complicated trade of Rudolph to The Pats, where The Vikings get their 2020 2nd Rounder and a back-up OL?
  3. 2019 NFL Draft: Day 3 - Rounds 4, 5, 6, & 7

    He averaged 4.7 yds in his college career. I don't believe that translates all they way down to 3.0 in The NFL. The defenders are better in The NFL, but your own team's OL are better, as well. He should be good for about 4 yd./carry if our OL is halfway decent.
  4. 2019 NFL Draft: Day 3 - Rounds 4, 5, 6, & 7

    True, but The Vikings have 2 excellent wide receivers. If Cook gets hurt, with no more Murray, The Vikings' season is over, and then 2 of the 4 seasons of overpaying Cousins are totally wasted.
  5. 2019 NFL Draft: Day 3 - Rounds 4, 5, 6, & 7

    He led his conference in rushing, and is a decent pass receiver. If he can learn to pass block, he'll be a valuable addition.
  6. Smith will help the running game more than Rudolph, as he can run block adequately, and he's got good speed and runs patterns, excellently. So, The Vikings should have more options with him in the lineup, and, thus, be harder foe opposing defences to defend. Maybe Rudolph won't be kept. That could mean a nice chunk of cap space to use where it's needed more.
  7. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    I thought Robinson would have worked his way into that position. He just needed work on his routes. I was surprised we didn't want to keep him.
  8. Vikings Sign Josh Kline

    There is a misunderstanding here. I didn't mean that they don't have to use ANY of their top 3 choices for an OL. I meant that they won't have to use ALL 3 of their top 3 choices for 3 offensive linemen. I said they don't have pressure to take offensive linemen with their top 3 choices. I didn't say AN offensive lineman, or 2 offensive linemen with their top 3 choices. I agree wholeheartedly with your 2nd sentence.
  9. Vikings Sign Josh Kline

    Sounds like he's going to be somewhere between an average OG and in the top 40%. That's okay to buy some time to fill later with a developed drafted player. I like that he seems to have a good work ethic, and desire to become a better player. That takes away the pressure on The Vikings to draft OL with their top 3 choices. Now, perhaps they can fit a DT in there, if the fit is right.
  10. 2019 Draft Talk

    Best Player available if clearly better potential difference maker than the best DL. Otherwise, best DL. 2nd Round, best OL.
  11. Week 15: Dolphins (7-6) at VIKINGS (6-6-1)

    To me, it appeared that the way the plays were called, allowed the OL's weaknesses to be better hidden, and so, the running game could be more effective. That may not have helped the running game against the crushing run defences of Chicago and Seattle. But, it worked against the middling-level run defence of Miami. It should also work next game vs. Detroit. Maybe The Vikings will squeeze into the playoffs, but will likely either lose in the 1st game, or surely in the 2nd, IF they get that far. They need major improvements in the OL,, and some more on defence, and have too much money tied up in QB position to get enough high-quality help.
  12. Week 13: VIKINGS (6-4-1) at Patriots (8-3)

    The Vikings' severely flawed offensive line keeps them from being competitive with The NFl's Top 8 teams, and will be their Achilles' heel until they improve i substantially. Cousins' giant salary is wasted, and a drag on the team's ability to improve significantly, until it is upgraded substantially. It was horrible as an almost 60 year Vikings' fan, to watch this game.
  13. So am I. The Vikings' defence were dominating teams last season. This season, they have not been stopping opposing offences when they've needed to. If they had been playing defence like last season, together with the team's increased scoring, they'd have a significantly better won/lost record. The personnel held over from last season are one year older, but still young. They've added Richardson. They shouldn't be significantly weaker on defence than last season. Yet, they seem to be. Could it be that offensive coaches around the league have adjusted, and found ways to exploit Zimmer's schemes? Could it be that Zimmer needs to try to try out some new strategies? With the personnel The Vikings have on both sides of the ball, they should be one of The NFL's top teams (assuming the OL can improve).
  14. The 2018 Playoff Hunt is on!

    I don't think they can change NBC's game to a different pair of teams coming from Fox's or CBS' contracted games, once the schedule is made up. I think the nationally shown games can only come from those games within each individual network's contract (e.g. Fox's can move only within Fox's, and CBS' only within CBS' games). And NBC and ABC/ESPN only have one game each week, so they can have no change. Apparently, a game that needs to be shown and can't, for whatever reason, be shown on Fox or CBS, can be picked up by the other of those 2 networks, IF agreed upon (as a "favour"). I did see that CBS has picked up games with 2 NFC teams playing, a couple times. I'd like to know why that happened.