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Cool name, but is he any good?

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I'd make a joke about his last name but that sucks for him. Hope he can recover and live up to his name.

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13 minutes ago, Danger said:

Cool name, but is he any good?

he was one of the most productive DL players in college last year despite being a ~250 pound DT. last season he had 22.5 TFLs (50% of his total tackles were TFLs) and had 10.5 sacks. for reference, bradley chubb had 23 TFLs and 10 sacks in one more game.

he went undrafted because of his size but was likely to make the vikes roster.

 

 

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1 minute ago, whitehops said:

he was one of the most productive DL players in college last year despite being a ~250 pound DT. last season he had 22.5 TFLs (50% of his total tackles were TFLs) and had 10.5 sacks. for reference, bradley chubb had 23 TFLs and 10 sacks in one more game.

he went undrafted because of his size but was likely to make the vikes roster.

 

 

Not sure about that making the roster.  What would he play?  Maybe DE is my guess but would he beat out  Hunter, Griffen, Robison, Weatherly, Jayln Holmes,  Aruna and Bower.  Not so sure about that one but has no chance now.  Maybe a Practice Squad guy.  Crazy productive in college but played a speed DT spot and clearly was more athletic inside than most other DTs and played with great effort.  Would be great if he stayed in as a rush DT but doubt he could do it.  And honestly as an athlete I would say Aruna is a better athlete and is much bigger obviously.  If he did make the team before all this happened he would have been the smallest DE on the team.  Too bad, would have been at least fun to see how they wanted to use him.  

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28 minutes ago, Danger said:

Cool name, but is he any good?

If you watch any WSU games the past 3 years, he's the guy that stands out the most on the DL. He's very good.

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7 minutes ago, Danger said:

Cool name, but is he any good?

4 minutes ago, OleXmad said:

I'd make a joke about his last name but that sucks for him. Hope he can recover and live up to his name.

Oh, I will.

Hercules Mata'afa, what a wonderful name
Hercules Mata'afa, ain't no bum play
He blew out his knee
So he's on IR for the rest of his days
It's a problem see for Vikes rosterin'
Hercules Mata'afa

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1 hour ago, OleXmad said:

I'd make a joke about his last name but that sucks for him. Hope he can recover and live up to his name.

Mata’afa, you beat me to it...

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1 hour ago, Woz said:

Oh, I will.

Hercules Mata'afa, what a wonderful name
Hercules Mata'afa, ain't no bum play
He blew out his knee
So he's on IR for the rest of his days
It's a problem see for Vikes rosterin'
Hercules Mata'afa

How DARE you. This offends me.

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1 hour ago, EliteTexan80 said:
3 hours ago, Woz said:

Oh, I will.

Hercules Mata'afa, what a wonderful name
Hercules Mata'afa, ain't no bum play
He blew out his knee
So he's on IR for the rest of his days
It's a problem see for Vikes rosterin'
Hercules Mata'afa

How DARE you. This offends me.

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[Rick Spielman]
When he was a young rookie ...

[Mike Zimmer]
When he was a YOUNG ROOKIE!

[Spielman, spoken]
Very nice.

[Zimmer, spoken, pleased with himself]
Thanks!

[Spielman]
We thought we had found a heck of a steal
We dreamed of all of the QBs he could "keel"

[Zimmer]
I'm a former DC, with a defensive mind
And I salivated at this UDFA find
It was a shame!

[Spielman]
What a crying shame!

[Zimmer]
Thought I was to blame!

[Spielman]
No one could be blamed!

[Zimmer]
And I got down hearted

[Spielman]
How did you feel?!

[Zimmer]
At the lost games he could've ...

[Spielman, spoken]
Not in front of the fans!

[Zimmer, spoken, abashed]
Oh ... sorry.

[together]
Hercules Mata'afa, what a wonderful name
Hercules Mata'afa, ain't no bum play

[Hercules Mata'afa]
I mean, don't worry
I cleared waivers today

[Zimmer, spoken, excited]
Yeah, sing it, kid!

[All together]
Him we'll see, in 2019
Hercules Mata'afa!

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