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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think they want cowart to mentor ej, and if ej can't pick it up, then he's gone.

mlb is too important to be soft on.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

agreed . with cowart calling plays p williams on the line winfeild in the back feild it should feel like old times to them , people keep saying they won't have had enough time to gel ... they already have
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, that's a good observation. i can feel it, these guys are hungry. i think players know now their shelf life is much shorter than it used to be as the owners move them on sooner if they don't produce. and we're attracting the guys who want to win now.

feels like some roman gladiator thing. eh, ares caesar?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So if Cowart and Harris are gonna start, who is the other? DT or EJ.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or what about DJ or Shawn in the draft? Lots of ?'s...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andrew91 wrote:
I have EJ starting over him in the lineup I posted.


EJ is riding the pine. he is now a bench warmer / special teams player now
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read that EJ will move to outside and the thomas will play special teams

I beleive that's what the vikings insider reported tice saying

Thank you for answering my question, this has been pissing me off
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:
yeah, that's a good observation. i can feel it, these guys are hungry. i think players know now their shelf life is much shorter than it used to be as the owners move them on sooner if they don't produce. and we're attracting the guys who want to win now.

feels like some roman gladiator thing. eh, ares caesar?


Well to steal a line from all the TV sports analysts... sports, including football are a "what have you done for me lately?" business.. and the fact is, EJ had a chance to start last year, Thomas did end up getting a bit of playing time too... the LB was the WORST part of the vikings defense last year, and when you can go and get guys that will automatically improve your defense you do it, even if it means making some "potentially good" players sit the bench for a while.

People forget these are veteran players... the youngest guy they brought in was Fred Smoot. Now, from what Fred Smoot stated in his press confrence when he told him what Tice wanted him to "sit on an island" I think that says what the Vikings really plan to let him do, and as far as Smoot goes THAT is what the guy usually does anyway, he's a good young gifted corner who will be just fine.

also it'll finally be a lot of players second year in Cotrells scheme, so expect some players to improve by having more time with the same system (dont forget the Vikings have been changing D coordinators almost every year)

As for the whole Cowart starting bit... the guy is a good solid veteran MLB, who supposedly has good leadership qualities, something the Vikings NEED on defense, and he's already better than EJ, despite all the crap you wanna spout about his injuries the guy has had some great years and his time in New York was actually not his best because he was an OLB/MLB there, and he's much better at MLB, so you'll see him making a difference when it comes to the LB corps this year (they'll finally be in the right place more often)

The team is in a HUGE transition from being a point scoring machine, to now trying to be a stingy tough defense, and they're making sure they get the players to make it work NOW, and make it work for the next 4-6 years.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know what? Throw all theese guys into a pit, and the ones that walk out can start...
Nah, let them battle it out in the preseason.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

andrew91 wrote:
You know what? Throw all theese guys into a pit, and the ones that walk out can start...
Nah, let them battle it out in the preseason.


Yea i like that idea haha.... Who do you think would win in the pit of LBs?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very good question...
Thomas:6'2, 241
Cowart: 6'2, 245
Henderson:6'1, 245
Harris:6'2, 255
Probly Harris, if they had no martial art training or anything.
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