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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great signing, MN needed a receiver like him. now onto to taking BPA, than reaching for a WR at #3. MN still should look for a WR in rd 2 or 3, but atleast they arent necessarily forced to draft one.
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Good luck, remember, those numbers were as a full time starter last season.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big fan of this signing. Always liked Simpson and hopefully he is productive when he can get on the field with us. The guy is pretty darn athletic, lets hope he adjusts. Like Klomp said, low risk signing. Hopefully it pays off. Great news before I started the work day.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

#3 WR at best. He just flat out doesn't produce.

If Jeffery/Randle/Wright is there at #35 they should be the pick.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[UMN] wrote:
#3 WR at best. He just flat out doesn't produce.

If Jeffery/Randle/Wright is there at #35 they should be the pick.


Good luck stopping the other team's offense if you do that...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PrplChilPill wrote:
[UMN] wrote:
#3 WR at best. He just flat out doesn't produce.

If Jeffery/Randle/Wright is there at #35 they should be the pick.


Good luck stopping the other team's offense if you do that...


Pretty much. Would have to be the worst defense ever assembled.

As for Simpson, meh. Taking the Throw it Against the Wall and See What Sticks approach. There's a reason why all these guys are signed at 1 year deals (i.e. they're not very good at all).
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PrplChilPill wrote:
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#3 WR at best. He just flat out doesn't produce.

If Jeffery/Randle/Wright is there at #35 they should be the pick.

Good luck stopping the other team's offense if you do that...

I would rather give Ponder some weapons and get the offense rolling than be mediocre on both sides of the ball.
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PrplChilPill wrote:
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#3 WR at best. He just flat out doesn't produce.

If Jeffery/Randle/Wright is there at #35 they should be the pick.

Good luck stopping the other team's offense if you do that...

I would rather give Ponder some weapons and get the offense rolling than be mediocre on both sides of the ball.

also, see your sig. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I know. I'd rather just go defense right now. That O was mediocre last year, and with a better QB this year (imo, Ponder will be better) and Carlson being Shaincoe and Rudophe being better, I'd roll the dice on the O as is (or take help late), and fix the D first. The D is awful, just awful.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well at least with this and all the other free agent signings the Vikes look faster in Madden 13.

But seriously i do like this signing now we need to draft Kalil at #3
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vikingsrule wrote:
great signing, MN needed a receiver like him. now onto to taking BPA, than reaching for a WR at #3. MN still should look for a WR in rd 2 or 3, but atleast they arent necessarily forced to draft one.


They are not forced to draft anyone at any position. But, I still think we have to try and find a WR. If Jeffery is there at pick 35, I would still think we would take him.

For me, I'm still in the same boat. I still hope we walk away with 2 WR's in this draft. Then, we could release Jenkins and save another 3 plus million. Simpson then takes his place.. I mean, Simpson can't play the 1st 3 week and who knows what he will do next... If you have a chance to get 2 young good WR's in this draft, you can't pass on them..
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very pumped by this signing, low risk with a high upside. The guy is gonna come in with something to prove, and after last year, we know that he has the ability to at the very least contribute to a relatively bland WR corps.

Barring a trade back, I think Blackmon or a WR in round #1 is going to happen. If at #2 we do not have a CB/S/ or DT who is a good 1st round talent that fell, AND Jeffery or Randle is available, I think we will pull the trigger on a WR. I could still see us going after 2 WR's in this draft regardless because next year I think Jenkins, Aromashodu, or both are gonners, and having some youth to fill in would be nice. My hope is McNutt with a comp pick in the 4th maybe.

Great signing to aleviate a little pressure right before the draft.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow.

LOW RISK??????????????

What does a guy have to do to be a "high-risk" signing?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

since72 wrote:
Wow.

LOW RISK??????????????

What does a guy have to do to be a "high-risk" signing?

Shocked

He is considered low risk because it is a one year deal, and most likely with a small dollar amount. If he busts or falls of the wagon, so to speak, we really don't lose a whole lot. In contrast, high risk would have been us giving him a 4 year $23 Million contract.
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NorthCountryEvo wrote:
since72 wrote:
Wow.

LOW RISK??????????????

What does a guy have to do to be a "high-risk" signing?

Shocked

He is considered low risk because it is a one year deal, and most likely with a small dollar amount. If he busts or falls of the wagon, so to speak, we really don't lose a whole lot. In contrast, high risk would have been us giving him a 4 year $23 Million contract.


I see, you're talking about the risk to Zygi's pocketbook. Big deal. It's part of being a football owner. You risk money every time you put out a contract. A player tries to cut on some slick grass and blows out an ACL in training camp. Cha Ching. Money for nothing and your chicks for free.

I'm talking about the risk of bringing a low character, low production, drug using, suspended bum on our team.

We gave Hutchinson a 7 year deal for 51 million or something like that. Nobody called that a high risk deal. Because the guy was a quality guy.

Nobody is going to be stupid enough to give any suspended player a big contract. Even if we gave a used puck bag for this guy, he's a high risk.


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