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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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BigJake
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 4:34:59 AM

A divisional game would have been a much better choice. Our family cabin is out in the boonies also. No cable, no land lines for DSL, and barely cell phones barely work. We are stuck with Dish Network also.
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L2J
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 8:25:16 PM


Jake; we take all we can get...when I had high speed DSL, we could watch with the computer...now I'm in a new house out in the boonies using Dish network, too slow for good video on the computer...
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FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 2:15:20 PM

Stephen Jones has said the Cowboys will not trade draft picks to obtain "veteran" players. So, no "reverse Hershel Walker" trade.

By the way, back when Walker was playing for the Cowboys, I was eating in a restaurant in the Mid-Cities (between Dallas and Fort Worth) when Walker came in and sat with a group at the table next to mine. He is/was one BIG man. I sure would have hated to have to tackle him.
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BigJake
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 4:53:42 AM

Two prime time games and both have the appeal of watching grass grow.
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L2J
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 8:26:20 PM


2015 schedule:

Monday, Sep. 14 | at San Francisco 49ers | 9:20 PM | ESPN

Sunday, Sep. 20 | Detroit Lions | 12:00 PM | FOX

Sunday, Sep. 27 | San Diego Chargers | 12:00 PM | CBS

Sunday, Oct. 4 | at Denver Broncos | 3:25 PM | FOX

Oct. 11 | BYE

Sunday, Oct. 18 | Kansas City Chiefs | 12:00 PM | CBS

Sunday, Oct. 25 | at Detroit Lions | 12:00 PM | FOX

Sunday, Nov. 1 | at Chicago Bears | 12:00 PM | FOX

Sunday, Nov. 8 | St. Louis Rams | 12:00 PM | FOX

Sunday, Nov. 15 | at Oakland Raiders | 3:05 PM | FOX

Sunday, Nov. 22 | Green Bay Packers | 12:00 PM | FOX

Sunday, Nov. 29 | at Atlanta Falcons | 12:00 PM | FOX

Sunday, Dec. 6 | Seattle Seahawks | 12:00 PM | FOX

Thursday, Dec. 10 | at Arizona Cardinals | 7:25 PM | NFLN

Sunday, Dec. 20 | Chicago Bears | 12:00 PM | FOX

Sunday, Dec. 27 | New York Giants | 12:00 PM | FOX

Sunday, Jan. 3 | at Green Bay Packers | 12:00 PM | FOX
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TDice
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 2:16:49 AM

I agree that AP is special, BUT he missed an entire season. That's a lifetime for some players.
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Service66
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 10:52:24 AM


>>AP Feels he was lied to by a specific Viking executive when the child abuse issue went public.

Didn't know that. I knew he was lied to by Troy whatshisname from the league office

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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 8:43:42 AM

Adrian Peterson was not expected to be present for the start of the Vikings' offseason workout program Monday, though the running back's absence at this stage of Minnesota's offseason has been almost a yearly occurrence.

Vikings expect Adrian Peterson to skip offseason workout program
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BigJake
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 5:37:09 AM

'Age 30, the death knell for the vast majority of ALL past NFL RB's production.' - So true. But AP is not the average RB. On occasion, a great RB breaks this mold so the question for GMs is 'Is AP one of these gifted RBs the can go beyond 30?'

And if he is not traded, he will play for the Vikes and play hard. He wants to replace the current last image of him (suspension for child abuse) with a record breaking performance. And for the Vikes, a successful AP will take a lot of pressure off of 2nd year QB Bridgewater.

[Edited by: BigJake at 4/20/2015 8:40:04 AM EST]
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BigJake
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 6:38:44 PM

AP Feels he was lied to by a specific Viking executive when the child abuse issue went public.
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Service66
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 3:20:44 PM


>>>Someone please explain to me why AP is so unhappy with the Vikes? He's the one who abused his son, yet Minny still wants him back!

Not sure why AP has his panties in a bunch, but Minny only *says* they want him back...it has to be considered trade/draft posturing until the season starts.

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TDice
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2015 6:23:10 AM

Age 30, the death knell for the vast majority of ALL past NFL RB's production.
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L2J
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 8:12:15 PM


Oh that would be sweet, a "reverse" Herschel Walker trade...
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C.S.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 4:25:29 PM

Someone please explain to me why AP is so unhappy with the Vikes? He's the one who abused his son, yet Minny still wants him back! Exactly what more does he expect from them? Plus he's shown little remorse for his actions, and has played the victim card!

Any and all respect I had for AP is now completely out the window!

Faith, JJ's son has demonstrated some common sense, so there's hope that he won't lose his mind again.

[Edited by: C.S. at 4/17/2015 7:27:11 PM EST]
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FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 3:16:43 PM

Good question, Nomo. I don't think anyone sane would. Since Jerry Jones is not sane ...
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Nomofriggincube
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 6:58:46 AM

Would anyone give a 1st for him at 30? Don't know about that
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LogicMan
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 6:12:05 AM


Well, there's a looooong way to go for AP to accomplish that.

One thing's for sure, he isn't going to the parenting HOF anytime soon.
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BigJake
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 4:50:20 AM

AP will play wherever he is because he is a real pro - to him money is important but proving himself to be one of the greatest is more important.
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TDice
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 2:00:58 AM

But he won't be a happy camper and would probably destroy the locker room.
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L2J
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 8:14:48 PM


I hope Zimmer and the Vikings brass stick to their guns - AD has a contract, nail it to the wall, he plays for the Vikes or NOT at all!!!
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FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 2:59:54 PM

To say AP is back with the Vikes is misleading. He has been reinstated, so he is eligible to play for the Vikes. But, he could still end up somewhere else, which he has said he prefers.
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BigJake
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 1:03:25 PM

Now AP is Back with the 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!
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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]
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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]
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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
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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.

:)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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).
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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]
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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Service66
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 8:45:48 PM


They're going to need a 2nd guy.

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

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


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


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

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