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L2J
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2005 6:35:11 AM

Moss free - could it be...? This Texas Viking fan just returned from Mn vacation and heard alot of excited talk about the Vikings prospects for the coming year. Main thought, without Moss maybe the offense can acquire a team focus and defense will be the key to any success - coaches have to get new players ready in a hurry and old/new players into the scheme. I do hope that the Viking's are not serious about Eddie George, they need help at RB but George has no answers.

Go VIKES !
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BuzzBomb
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 11:40:48 AM

I wonder if he and Daniel McCullers (6'7" 352 lbs) will see some playing time against each other in the HOF game. One thing is certain...I would not want to be caught in the middle of them!
BigJake
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 4:56:17 AM

Here is the article on Babatunde Aiyegbusi

[Edited by: BigJake at 3/27/2015 7:57:49 AM EST]
BigJake
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 7:19:55 PM

Vikings sign [L=http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/12564326/text deleted Aiyegbusi[/L]. Not sure how good he will be but opposing defenses will be looking up at him.


[Edited by: BigJake at 3/26/2015 10:23:27 PM EST]
nraacct
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 9:48:49 AM

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer reiterated the organization's stance on the status of tailback Adrian Peterson, saying he expects Peterson to honor his contract and play for the team in 2015.

Zimmer On Peterson: He's Under Contract
LogicMan
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 8:53:29 AM


Jake is right, baseball talk, weather talk, elite QB talk, etc. all takes place in the Ravens thread.

Pretty much any talk other than B'more Ravens talk is allowed there.

:)
BigJake
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 6:27:58 AM

Please guys, no baseball talk here. The local team got a new stadium and has su**ed ever since. This year, they are hoping to lose less than 90 games which would be an improvement over each of the last four years.
FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 1:51:16 PM

For you, L2J, my fellow Texas Rangers fan, I'll put away the predictions of mediocrity for the Vikings. By now, you've seen the reason for my post.

L2J, let's hope the Rangers can survive the loss of Darvish.
LogicMan
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 4:05:48 AM


Point taken Jake, and I saw your post in the DAL forum right after I posted at 10:00:55 else I would not have.
BigJake
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 3:58:51 AM

Logic, as I stated, it was a very poor job of stating my interpretation of Murray's comment about signing with Phily. And you are fully aware that I don't care for predictions for the next season so early in this off-season. If I could retract or delete that post, I would.
LogicMan
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 7:00:55 PM


Jake, it read to me like a prediction on the Cowboys pending season (in the DAL thread) and here you suggested to FA it was premature for him to do the same for the pending MIN season.

If I misinterpreted it, my bad.
BigJake
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 4:48:23 PM

Logic, that was a comment to Dice's comment on why Murray left. In hindsight, I was not clear on that. It was my interpretation of what Murray was saying about signing with Phily is about winning and not the money.
LogicMan
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 4:07:25 PM


"I don't see much for improvement and that equates to playoffs are probable and the SB - not likely. At best - last year with a different RB."

Jake, sound familiar?
BigJake
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 3:31:38 PM

Faith, now predicting the season before Free Agency is a week old? WOW! Might want to hold off until after the draft (or at least the trade of Peterson).
L2J
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 1:34:48 PM


Now FA put away the crystal ball...don't need to get my football anxiety up before baseball even starts...
FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 9:08:39 AM

5-11 or 6-10 is what you'll find out this fall.
BigJake
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 5:34:53 AM

Also need to keep in mind who is calling the plays and throwing the ball. Put any receiver you want in with a less than good QB and their numbers will go down.

Player attitude is important and a year or two in the wrong system can do wonders for that. We will find out this fall.
L2J
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 5:09:22 AM


Well lets look at the bright side...Wallace will not have any excuses with no Ponder at QB...
C.S.
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 1:51:12 AM

Agreed. Wallace has been a non-factor since leaving Big Ben and I don't see him making a difference with Minny.
Service66
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 11:25:57 PM


Wallace had a couple big years in Pitt, out of 4. His last year there was basically what Miami got for a couple years and way too much money... 60-70 rec for 800-900 yds rec.

Slice it however you want, that doesn't equate to 12M/yr for a 1 trick pony.

That speaks rather poorly for Jennings that he got cut for Wallace.



[Edited by: Service66 at 3/16/2015 2:26:44 AM EST]
FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 7:13:41 PM

Wallace hasn't done squat since the man throwing the ball to him was Big Ben. I don't see that changing in Minnesota.
TDice
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 4:13:09 PM

Have you followed Wallace's career? When things go good, he is OK. Start to fall apart and he will jump the viking ship...before women and children. Agree about Ponder leaving, but Wallace is a big question mark.
nraacct
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 10:27:45 AM

Two years ago, the Minnesota Vikings signed wide receiver Greg Jennings four days after they missed out on Mike Wallace in free agency. A day after they finalized a deal for Wallace, their relationship with Jennings ended.

Vikings Release Jennings
BigJake
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 9:13:44 PM

Ponder gone and Wallace a Viking - that's two big steps forward!
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 8:54:48 PM

The Ponder era is officially over! :) He is moving on to Oakland
BigJake
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 8:47:01 PM

Mike Wallace now a Viking. Jennings and Patterson should be worried.
Service66
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 8:45:48 PM


They're going to need a 2nd guy.

BigJake
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 8:38:25 PM

L2J - that is a step backwards.
L2J
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 8:34:13 PM


The Cowboys lose Murray but get McFadden...
Service66
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 1:33:38 PM


Well one thing's for sure, he's rested.

FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 12:01:43 PM

AP will stay in Minn unless the Vikings release him. Service66 is right. No one is taking on that huge contract, especially since AP is 31 years old and, at best, has about two good years left in the tank.
Service66
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 8:22:38 AM


Isn't AP due 12+ mil this season? Unless there's a restructure I don't see anyone taking on that.

Looks to me like he stays in Minn.

LogicMan
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 7:16:43 PM


IND signed Gore.
BigJake
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 6:22:06 PM

Sooo, what is the trade value of AP?

Personally, if he is not playing here (my preferred option), Tampa or an AFC team sounds good. Doesn't Indy need a RB?
BigJake
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 12:44:41 PM

Lions and Bears are 1/4 of the season. That is a good start. As for the Packers, yea, they are good and we are getting better. Next season is a whole new season and who knows how it will play out.
FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 9:53:22 AM

Except that Green Bay kept Cobb. You're still looking at a wildcard at most.
BigJake
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 8:03:15 AM

With Chicago trading Marshall and keeping Cutler and the Lions letting Suh walk and keeping Stafford, Viking future is looking good!
BigJake
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 1:17:01 PM

Well, that is what I get for reading headlines (Yahoo and ESPN) and not the actual stories. Suspension is overturned but not yet reinstated.

And put the music on hold - for now.
BigJake
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 10:31:54 AM

He is Back in the NFL - cue the Arrowsmith song!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 8:38:30 AM

BigJake,

Yup I know that. I was addressing your lack of understanding.
BigJake
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 8:01:23 AM

Viking officials are saying all the right things to keep AP in purple and gold. With AP in the backfield, that would take a lot of pressure off of TB (Teddy Bridgewater).

With those initials as a qb in the NFL, he has some big shoes to fill.
BigJake
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 5:12:16 AM

scout, this forum is for the Minnesota Vikings. Not the steelers, the AFC North, the twins, senators or even the pirates. Try to stay focused on the topic.
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 4:13:02 AM

"As for my comments in the Steeler's forum, when you post outrageously ridiculous comments ('every Steeler game is a home game'), you are asking for a correction."

The Steelers travel well if not better than any team in the league. AFC North teams have made attempts, to no avail, to not sell tickets to Steelers fans.

The Twins were originally the Washington Senators (1901-1960). The Pittsburgh Pirates have always been in Pittsburgh.

[Edited by: scoutmaster at 2/17/2015 7:13:18 AM EST]
Service66
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 8:09:36 PM


>>So where is the Pirates farm system rated.

The Indianapolis Indians, one of the best run organizations in American sports, is the triple A farm team for the Pirates.

The Indians were the farm team for Cincy during the Big Red Machine era, and the farm team for Montreal when they had their one stretch of relevance, and now the Pirates are competitors now that Indy is their farm team.

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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 7:00:00 PM

>>TDice, And I must have missed all if the Twins WS wins too...<<

At least the Twins have won a World Series since 1979! So the Pittsburgh Pirates/Pittsburg Pirates and Pittsburgh Alleghenys have been around since 1887 and they've won 5 World Series in 118 years. The Twins have only been in existence since 1961.

So where is the Pirates farm system rated. It's below the Twins and the guy who ranks them noted the Pirates have put place more money into the Big League roster which will limit their availability to contend. You need considerable home grown talent in your farm system for the franchise to stay as contenders.
L2J
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 8:15:40 PM


Aug. 9 HOF game - Vikings vs Steelers...
TDice
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 2:24:38 AM

No, I misspelled 'Bucs'.

Well the Hall of Fame game WILL be another Steelers home game against your boys. I know that Mick is going in too, but the Bus factor will make the crowd a sea of waving towels and fill close to 90% of the seats.
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 5:50:40 AM

First, projecting a NFL players career based solely on this college conference and BCS appearance is very short-sighted. There are numerous individuals that came from lesser conferences and did not play in a BCS game but yet had very successful NFL careers(Randy Moss). Likewise, playing for a major college, in a major conference, winning a national championship, and winning the Heisman does not guarantee NFL Success (Tim Tebow). You should know this but with your advanced age, you probably forgot this - or are you wrong on this also?

As for my comments in the Steeler's forum, when you post outrageously ridiculous comments ('every Steeler game is a home game'), you are asking for a correction.

BTW, who are the 'Buds'? Are you now talking about the Milwaukee Brewers and the 'Brew Crew'?
TDice
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 2:04:16 AM

What century do we have to go back to for a Viking Super Bowl win?

And I must have missed all if the Twins WS wins too. Sorry, but the Buds have won WAY more.

Almost forgot, Mario dusted the North Stars in the early '90's, so I can understand your touchiness with all things Pittsburgh.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 8:29:35 PM

Come on BigJake, the only reason TDice brought up the Steelers was because they won in the last decade. Just don't ask him about the Pittsburgh Pirates....not like they won a World Series since 1979. If you take away the Super Bowl wins of the Steelers in 2005 & 2008, guess which decade you have to go back to? That's right the 1970's.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 3:44:26 PM

I thought Bridgewater played for the Minnesota Vikings?

Did he win anything significant? The Big East and the AAC are weak college football conferences and that's a fact.

Blame yourself for your dumb dribble in the Steelers forum. You started it Jakie.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 5:15:59 AM

Dice, what are you doing?

Your making statements that are obviously wrong - Bridgewater had a much better than average college career and he did lead his team to a BCS birth.

Your hatred of all things not Steelers is clouding your mind. And no one here wants to read your pitiful incorrect commentary of teams you purposely choose to ignore.

If your want to post about the Steelers glory days, the proper forum is another thread. If you are going to post here, try to keep it on subject - The Minnesota Vikings.
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