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  1. Rudolph with a Very Shiny New Contract

    I like saving that 4 million. I'd still like to see The Vikings obtain Trent Williams, AND fit him under the cap without losing any player needed. So, if Reiff and a 3rd and 7th Rounder will be acceptable to The Redskins, that added $4 million might be about enough to balance Williams' cap hit. Then, if Waynes is retained in 2020, maybe Smith can take over at starting TE, and Kyle can be released then.
  2. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    So, Rudolph's and Reiff's 2019 Cap Hits added together make Williams' total. So, it could be a perfect trade. If The Redskins don't want Rudolph, Reiff plus a draft choice would require a contract restructuring for Williams, which he should want, IF he really wants to leave Washington (which, I believe, he DOES). Although I believe that The Vikings want to keep Rudolph for one more year, I'm sure they'd give him up a year early, to get Williams.
  3. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    Sending BOTH Reiff AND Rudolph should clear enough space, as The Vikings' TE starter would be on a rookie contract, and both Reiff's and Rudolph's contracts add up to enough more than Williams' to probably cover who The Vikings would add. Unfortunately, The Redskins just traded for a tight end. I really hope The Vikings can grab Williams, but I wonder if he would be willing to restructure his contract to get LESS this season, after holding out from his current contract (implying that he wants MORE money). Maybe he IS just angry over poor quality medical treatment by The Redskins. IF so, he might be amenable to a restructuring with less money now, and more in the future. I'd be glad for The Vikes to get him either for the overpriced Reiff and a draft choice, OR Reiff and Rudolph.
  4. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    I've read several rumours that The Vikings will try to trade for The Redskins' Trent Williams, who has refused to report to Camp, saying that he wants to be traded, and the problem is more than his contract. IF The Redskins were to accept a trade for Kyle Rudolph, plus, is that realistic, and if possible, could The Vikings fit his fat contract under the cap?
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 2019 Draft Talk

    Best Player available if clearly better potential difference maker than the best DL. Otherwise, best DL. 2nd Round, best OL.
  15. 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.