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  1. I didn't say anyone gave glowing assessments either. I said "good" as in "it's all good" type of assessments have been given. I clumsily stated it and it could easily be misinterpreted -- my bad. Virginia Viking had just gotten done saying that he thought the EDGE pass-rush last season was adequate. Ozzy started all of this by claiming that he had "no problem" rolling back the current unit at DE listing Holmes as a starter (it's not all good -- not even good enough). He thought it was odd that anyone would think that this unit needed as much attention as the O-line. I pointed out how
  2. Nothing. Trying reading my initial posts.
  3. Guys stop pretending the DEs were good last year.
  4. Read my thread about how bad the DE's pressured the QB in the final Quarter of the season. Brailford was the only DE to even record a hit in the last 4 games.
  5. Sign adequate/decent low cost guards in FA. The Vikings cannot afford a Shaq Barrett or even a Romeo Okwara. Draft Paye, or even Ojulari if they're available IMO. Drafting Mac Jones or Trey Lance probably means the end of Zimmer and a rebuild. Even then you don't know what you're getting at QB. 3 hours ago: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/news/seven-round-2021-nfl-mock-draft-jaguars-get-trevor-lawrence-weapons-titans-trade-up-early-for-edge-rusher/ Otherwise trade down. If this team couldn't find starting guards that wanted to play in MN in FA then go after Vera-T
  6. I will redact the word "here" then so you can just say "depends"... and going by the premise that in the NFL you're going to have to pay a premium if you want to upgrade the edge, whereas you can get an adequate starting guard reasonably in FA (a large market). So you get a plug and play or 2 on the inside and swing for the fences in the draft because Paye may be sitting there at 14.
  7. 2 guards need to be replaced. (I guess they could keep Cleveland at Guard, but I doubt it -- his skill-set and value is much better suited at OT) 1 DE needs to be replaced. 1` DT needs to be replaced. (Tom, **** and Harry agree) Does this sound right? Because that was my previously bolded point -- and this goes to everyone. Obviously FA changes things. But can we all agree that DE is the premium position of need here?
  8. It's also too soon to say he's legit.
  9. You list Holmes as your starting DE opposite Hunter and claim you have no problems with that? Any DE not named Hunter on this roster is a backup. They aren't starter material. Yes, I "oddly" believe that Holmes and Stephen can, and should be replaced as I would have had as much pass-rush ability than they showed last year. Call me crazy. So we have 2 OL and 2 DL that need new starters. Our guards can't protect the QB and our DL can't pressure the QB. Why can't we just leave it at that? Let the draft value determine the pick. Right now that still looks to me like Kwity
  10. I agree. If I was Rick though I'd be concerned. I'd make it a priority to talk to him right away. He needs to know whether or not Hunter is willing to accept waiting another year for whatever he's seeking financially. If a contract restructure has to happen this offseason with him he needs to give the team time to make that happen. I would have thought Hunter would've been less passive aggressive about making his voice heard. To me, if I was Rick, and Hunter came away from the meeting unhappy, I'd be looking to trade him.
  11. (was that directed at me -- other Vikings fans -- or both?) Did I ever complain about Spielman? And my love for schism and drama goes as far as Hunter's apparent twitter activity. Therein it exists.
  12. McShay now mocking Paye to the Vikings along with Hunter liking tweets about being traded. I was hoping to pair Hunter with Paye, and still hope this happens.
  13. After what the Vikings went through with Diggs they now have Hunter liking tweets about being traded to the Raiders and Titans. He apparently hadn't had twitter activity since December and you'd think he'd be aware of what this sort of thing did for Diggs. He probably knows all too well. The tweet-likes happened on Friday -- a day after the Spielman press conference where he claimed that Hunter had not requested a trade or sought a new contract. The greater picture in this timing is that NFL FA is a little over a week away. https://purpleptsd.com/hunter-enters-rumor-mill/ https://the
  14. The season started out bad with only Ngakoue doing anything. Mid-way through Odenigbo and Wonnum woke up. It looked OK, and then this happened. The last 4 games: Bucs: 26 pts -- 2 Qb hits (Watts, Brailford) -- 0 Sacks Bears: 33 pts -- 0 Qb hits from the DL -- 0 Sacks from DL Saints: 52 pts -- 1 Qb hit -- 1 Sack from Shamar Stephen Lions: 35 pts -- 1 QB hit -- 1 Sack from Mata'afa The end of the season was particularly atrocious. This team's glaring weakness is its inability to rush the QB. I'm not on the Wonnum Hype train. His play tailed off from his mid-s
  15. You may not like Kwity Paye, but every mock draft I've seen has him as a top 10-20 pick and is being mocked to the Vikings by some sites including currently over at NFL.com (Bucky Brooks) and CBS's Chris Trapasso. Azeez Ojulari is a little bit more across the board in the 1st but is currently being mocked to the Vikings by Pete Prisco at CBS. That said, saying Rousseau is the only legit option is objectively false. I think trading down would be a good move if this team decides not to go DE at 14. The value of getting a 3T later in the 1st or in the 2nd with several good options to choose
  16. I agree with you. Most would swing for the fences and I understand that, but I believe this team can win with Cousins so long as they hit with their draft picks the next few years. If there's any doubt or rather for insurance purposes, this team could possibly draft Trey Lance and give Cousins a 2 year window. The Vikings could still trade up with all those mid round picks to get a 2nd and fill the 3T or IOL with a day 1 starter. Not saying I'd do that, but I wouldn't be opposed to it.
  17. Trade down a bit and draft Daviyon Nixon, or trade down into the 2nd round and try to get a 3T there.
  18. If this team could've rushed the QB at all last year from the DE position I'd agree with you. DT is the biggest need on the team -- yes -- but that's not a disqualifier for how poor the DEs played. Ngakoue led the team in sacks with 5 even though he wasn't on the team through most of the year. Wonnum isn't the answer yet and the hope is that he could be a solid starter first (unclear/potential) -- not a "star" (wishing and hoping). Odenigbo isn't a solid starter in passing situations. He does well against the run -- that's it. All of the other Vikings DEs you mentioned ar
  19. Draft Kwity Paye or Azeez Ojulari at 14. Possibly trade down a bit for Daviyon Nixon if 14 is too high. I said last year if anything happened to Hunter this team would have no pass rush and I was right. DE is a premium position unlike IOL and the Vikings cannot afford to let Hunter be the single determining factor on whether or not this team can pressure the QB. Getting a 3T in the 3rd round where the value will be there is what I'd do next. I'm not sold on Barmore at 14 -- he's not explosive enough IMO. If this team really wants an earlier round 3T, I'd trade down a bid for Nixon -
  20. Yeah it was sarcasm. Maybe if the Lions could make big games out of the little games they could finally play in some big games.
  21. Of course Stafford tried TL. He tried and tried and tried again and again. He's the king of opportunities and excuses. IF Stafford wins in LA good for him. It will change my perception drastically.
  22. You're right. Why should Stafford ever try to get his team in position to make the playoffs come the big game. The man has been given more excuses than any QB that I can ever remember.
  23. Playing Green Bay and Minnesota twice per year hasn't been good for Stafford. Those are the big games he needed to win and rarely accomplished.
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