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    CP coming to his senses is another reason why I don't want a WR in the first round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Swayze View Post
    CP coming to his senses is another reason why I don't want a WR in the first round.
    Absolutely no way I am calculating CP into the calculation of what to do with the WR. In the event that the less than 5% chance of him figuring out how to be a WR actually happens, then you would have a stronger WR group. I'm of the opinion that you can never have too many great WR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Swayze View Post
    CP coming to his senses is another reason why I don't want a WR in the first round.
    As much as I wanted CP, and was an advocate for him. You cant count on him to improve our WR core. We need outside talent.
    Quote Originally Posted by CubbyJoe View Post
    Absolutely no way I am calculating CP into the calculation of what to do with the WR. In the event that the less than 5% chance of him figuring out how to be a WR actually happens, then you would have a stronger WR group. I'm of the opinion that you can never have too many great WR.
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    You never know
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Swayze View Post
    You never know
    2 Years too late. He had his opportunity and even if he does Everything Zimmer and Norv ask of him this offseason, it's silly to think he will get enough snaps to make a big impact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Jorge 69 View Post
    2 Years too late. He had his opportunity and even if he does Everything Zimmer and Norv ask of him this offseason, it's silly to think he will get enough snaps to make a big impact.
    The only thing I expect from CP is a little bit more of an uptick in screens and reverses and what not. I think it's obvious he's not going to become a traditional WR but he showed he's dynamic with the ball in his hands so I could see the team getting back to that. Summer isn't the type to just settle on somebody like that but I think he's also smart enough to say lets make the most out of what we have.

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    I think he will at least be on the team. He knows he has to get his crap together, so maybe that's motivation for him. I like the guy. I'm just trying to think that the glass is half full.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Swayze View Post
    I think he will at least be on the team. He knows he has to get his crap together, so maybe that's motivation for him. I like the guy. I'm just trying to think that the glass is half full.
    He has been posting stuff on how he's working on his routes and stuff. Good to see he's at least doing that now, I'm still not holding my breath.

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    The Vikings Need to Cut Matt Kalil
    by Adam Patrick - Mar 3, 2016

    Following the 2012 NFL season, the Minnesota Vikings were excited for what lied ahead in the future for their left tackle Matt Kalil who had just completed his first season in the league. Kalil looked impressive in his rookie season, earning a trip to the Pro Bowl and helping the Vikings clinch a berth into the playoffs.

    However, the bright light that was once Kalil’s future with the Vikings has been continuously dimming since his rookie season came to an end. It still remains puzzling as to why his play has significantly decreased since that very first season he played in Minnesota.

    2012 is regarded as Kalil’s best season in his career, but was his “success” in fact a product of facing much weaker competition than he has in the years since? For a player like Kalil, that was drafted as high as he was in 2012 (fourth), to have his rookie season be looked at as his best should mean that his NFL career has been nothing but a disappointment so far.

    After every season, Pro Football Focus ranks each player within their specific position group. In 2012, Kalil was ranked in the top quarter of 80 NFL offensive tackles by Pro Football Focus. Since then, his ranking has not been higher than 46th (2015).



    His ever so decreasing play on the field certainly would not reward him with the second highest salary among NFL left tackles next season, would it? As of today, only Buffalo Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn is scheduled to be making more money than Kalil’s $11.1 million base salary next season.

    With that salary, Kalil will be making more than Joe Thomas, Tyron Smith, Terron Armstead, Andrew Whitworth, and Joe Staley among others. These five players can also be known as the top five left tackles of 2015 according to Pro Football Focus.

    Kalil is not even half of the player that those five are. His abilities do not even compare to the four other players included in the top five highest paid left tackles for 2016.



    If Kalil is not worth paying that much money for, then why should the Vikings pay him that much in 2016? Their money can be better spent elsewhere than to a player that has more than failed to live up to the expectations he was given when Minnesota drafted him.

    It is pretty evident that he is incapable of protecting his quarterback given the fact that he has allowed almost 20 sacks and 99 quarterback pressures in the past two seasons. So he must be skilled at run blocking if the Vikings have kept him in the starting lineup for the past four years then right?

    Not so much.

    In fact when Minnesota ran the ball behind Kalil in 2015, the yards per carry average was lower than it was for any other Vikings lineman. Minnesota even had more success running the ball behind struggling rookie right tackle T.J. Clemmings last season.



    Given the facts that Kalil is not very good at either pass blocking or run blocking and he is scheduled to be vastly overpaid in 2016, what shall Minnesota do with their underwhelming left tackle? The answer is actually quite simple.

    The Vikings should cut Matt Kalil.

    Now, if Minnesota were to decide to do this, it would have to be a decision that would need to be made sooner than later since Kalil’s 2016 salary would be fully guaranteed on March 9th. If they do release him before that date, it will save the team more than $11 million in cap space and they will not owe him a penny.

    After Minnesota decides to part ways with Kalil, they would then obviously have to find someone to replace him either through free agency, the draft, or a trade. Their best bet would likely be to bring in a veteran via free agency or a trade rather than draft a rookie replacement given the recent struggles that college offensive lineman have experienced upon entering the NFL.

    The Vikings did not envision that they would be wondering what to do with a player only four years into his NFL career and who they spent a top five draft pick on in 2012. But this is reality and not everything is going to work out like the team would had hoped for (just ask Blair Walsh).

    Given the current situation Minnesota’s roster is in financially, a move like letting go of Kalil would be best if it were done during this very offseason. The current Vikings roster is comprised of young and cheap talent that is built to win a championship within the next three to four years.

    After that time span has passed, Minnesota may not be able to keep some of their core players in town due to the amounts of money that they will be asking for. Should the Vikings possibly sabotage a year of their team’s chance at success by keeping a player around who cannot perform well enough on the field and does not deserve even half the money he is scheduled to make?

    Once again, the answer is quite simple. No.

    http://vikingsterritory.com/2016/ana...cut-matt-kalil
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    Vikings’ Brandon Fusco hopes to move back to right guard

    By CHRIS TOMASSON

    Signs are pointing to Brandon Fusco moving back to right guard, and that’s where he wants to be.

    After the Vikings signed Alex Boone to a four-year, $26.8 million contract last week, a source said the plan is to start him at left guard and return Fusco to right guard after he struggled on the left side in 2015. Boone said left guard is his best position and where he prefers to play.

    “That’s fine with me,” Fusco said Wednesday. ““That’s where I’m most comfortable. I’m willing to go back to the right and get back to where I was playing. I’ll do whatever they tell me to do, but hopefully right guard is the thing I’ll be doing, and I’m looking forward to it.”

    Also Wednesday, the Vikings re-signed running back Matt Asiata to a one-year contract. He had talked earlier this month about really wanting to return.

    Fusco said he hasn’t heard directly from the Vikings, who are limited with what they can talk to him about until spring workouts. But Fusco said he has read media reports, and he saw Boone’s comment last week.

    “I’m naturally a lefty,” Boone said. “I feel more comfortable on the left side. I can play both (guard spots), obviously. I can play center, if you need me to, honestly, but I (prefer) left guard.”

    Fusco joined the Vikings in 2011 and moved into the starting lineup at right guard in 2012. His play was good enough to earn him a five-year, $25 million contract extension in September 2014.

    However, Fusco missed the bulk of that season after tearing a pectoral muscle in the third game, and then was moved to left guard during 2015 spring workouts. He doesn’t deny his play fell off last season.

    “I was so used to playing right guard for so many years and then just coming off the injury, I wasn’t at full strength most of the season,” Fusco said. “With all the little things that go into it, everything was backward (with the change). I felt like I struggled for the most part. … I started getting better toward the end, but I just really never found my comfort level, I guess.”

    After Fusco shifted sides, Mike Harris moved from tackle to become the starting right guard. Harris had a strong season and re-signed on a one-year deal, but now he likely will have to compete with Fusco for the starting job.

    “That’s part of the game,” Fusco said. “Guys competing is what makes you better. They’re going to put the best five (offensive linemen) on the field.”

    One of those certainly figures to be Boone, Minnesota’s most decorated signing in free agency this month. Fusco likes the move.

    “He’s a great player,” he said. “I’m glad to have him here. He’s a physical player, and that’s what Viking football is all about.”

    The Vikings hope to add more talent to the offensive line by signing free-agent tackle Andre Smith, who visited the team this week. Smith said he also planned to visit Arizona and has not given a timetable on when he might sign.

    Minnesota’s only free-agent move Wednesday was bringing back Asiata, who shares time with Jerick McKinnon in a reserve role behind Adrian Peterson. While appearing in all 16 games, Asiata last season rushed 29 times for 112 yards and caught 19 passes for 132 yards.

    Asiata’s best season was 2014. With Peterson missing all but one game, he led Minnesota in rushing with 570 yards.

    Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and receivers coach George Stewart attended Baylor pro day. They watched and talked with speedy receiver Corey Coleman, a candidate to go to Minnesota with the No. 23 pick.
    http://www.twincities.com/2016/03/16...o-right-guard/
    2017 Vikings Draft :
    41: Dalvin Cook RB Florida State
    70: Pat Elflein C Ohio State
    109: Jaleel Johnson DT Iowa
    120: Ben Gedeon LB Michigan
    170: Rodney Adams WR South Florida
    180: Danny Isidora G Miami
    201: Bucky Hodges TE Virginia Tech
    219: Stacy Coley WR Miami
    220: Ifeadi Odenigbo DE Northwestern
    232: Elijah Lee LB Kansas State
    245: Jack Tocho CB N.C. State

    #Faith

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    Yes please

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    @TomPelissero: #Vikings plan to let Andre Smith/Phil Loadholt duke it out at RT. Zim wanted competition. Not impossible Smith ends up at RG. They'll be big
    2017 Vikings Draft :
    41: Dalvin Cook RB Florida State
    70: Pat Elflein C Ohio State
    109: Jaleel Johnson DT Iowa
    120: Ben Gedeon LB Michigan
    170: Rodney Adams WR South Florida
    180: Danny Isidora G Miami
    201: Bucky Hodges TE Virginia Tech
    219: Stacy Coley WR Miami
    220: Ifeadi Odenigbo DE Northwestern
    232: Elijah Lee LB Kansas State
    245: Jack Tocho CB N.C. State

    #Faith

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    I still expect Fusco to win it at RG but may the best man win! That's what I love about bringing him in. It makes every guy work their tail off. No spot is guaranteed right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacofunk64 View Post
    I still expect Fusco to win it at RG but may the best man win! That's what I love about bringing him in. It makes every guy work their tail off. No spot is guaranteed right now.
    Except..... Kalil

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    Quote Originally Posted by CubbyJoe:30807101
    Except..... Kalil
    Yep, and his pay this year still makes me cringe. Gonna be hard to live up to. We already had the highest paid OL for this year before signing Smith. Should see a huge improvement.


    http://mweb.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/25520429/vikings-sign-andre-smith-have-the-nfls-most-expensive-o-line
    "Last season, the*Minnesota Vikings*had one of the worst offensive lines in all of football.*Teddy Bridgewater*was sacked 45 times, which tied for the eighth-highest total in the league. Because the Vikes were one of the most run-heavy teams, though, that figure is actually worse than it sounds. Minnesota ranked 29th in Football Outsiders' Adjusted Sack Rate (which adjusts sacks plus intentional grounding penalties for down, distance, and opponent) and 31st in Pro Football Focus' Pass Blocking Efficiency (which measures pressure on a per-snap basis)."
    Time for some hootenanny.

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