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Penny drops in Minnesota

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by SmeggySmeg, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. SmeggySmeg

    SmeggySmeg Contributing Member

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    Damn, have they finally realised you need defense to win in the NFL, anyone else surprised by the players they have added...

    wow defensive players and open up the wallets, must be almost time for Halley's Comet

    So far they have added

    Napaleon Harris
    Fred Smoot
    Pat Williams
    and today Darren Sharper

    to add to Winfield, Udeze and Kevin Williams

    sure they have lost Moss, which i am disappointed about but hey there making a big play to join the big boys who play on both sides of the ball....

    still not sure about our linebackers and the pass rush could still get better but we have 2 first rounders and the dream we could trade one of our running backs
     
  2. moestavern19

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    They are going to be a better team and people will point to Randy Moss as the problem.
     
  3. DieHard Rocket

    DieHard Rocket Contributing Member

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    They probably will point to Moss and his attitude if the Vikings are a better team...but the trade really was big for them. They get a good MLB...a high pick (could get a Moss replacement like Braylon Edwards or Mike Williams). That team was in desperate need of defense and they got it.
     
  4. moestavern19

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    Harris is a starter and that's about it, He'll last a long time but he won't be Ray Lewis.
     
  5. Sishir Chang

    Sishir Chang Contributing Member

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    And I thought this was a thread about former Minnesota Rep and Independent Gubenatorial candidate Tim Penny.
     
  6. Puedlfor

    Puedlfor Contributing Member

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    The loss of Moss will probably focus their offense upon their strength, the size of the offensive line in the run game. If they draft well, they could be a formidable team next year - though I'm not sold on Tice as a coach yet.
     
  7. Samar

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    Same could be said about Tmac and Orlando when you think of it that way
     
  8. Air Langhi

    Air Langhi Contributing Member

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    Min made the playoffs last year. Without moss this team will suck. Great players don't grow on trees.
     
  9. leroy

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    Got to disagree with you.
    1. 1. Moss' production may not be able to be replaced by 1 player, but drafting Edwards with the #7 pick is going to make up for a lot of it. Combine him with the WR's they already have and possibly with the addition of Plaxico, and the production will still be there, just spreading it out more.

      2. The defense is so vastly improved with this offseason's pickups, that a slight drop off in offense will not hurt.

      3. They have 4 RB's that could start on many other teams.

      4. They have Dante Culpepper.
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  10. SmeggySmeg

    SmeggySmeg Contributing Member

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    and now today

    Vikings trade for middle linebacker Cowart
    Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune
    March 19, 2005 VIKE0319.OL


    The Vikings' winter defensive makeover continued Friday, when the team sent a seventh-round pick in April's NFL draft to the New York Jets for veteran linebacker Sam Cowart.

    Cowart immediately becomes the Vikings' starting middle linebacker, ending, at least for the near future, a failed experiment with second-year player E.J. Henderson at that position. Henderson will return to a role as a special-teams player and backup linebacker.

    "This gives us a veteran leader for our entire defense," Vikings head coach Mike Tice said. "It's a great fit. He has always been a leader and he gives us another piece to the puzzle for what we're trying to do with the defense."

    The trade reunites Cowart, 30, with Vikings defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell, who coached Cowart during the former Florida State star's first three NFL seasons with Buffalo and then helped bring Cowart to the Jets as a free agent when Cottrell was defensive coordinator there in 2002.

    http://www.startribune.com/stories/510/5300935.html
     

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