Cornerback Lito Sheppard still trying to find his place with Vikings

Lito Sheppard was the most important free-agent signing of the Vikings' offseason. Full Story
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Harry

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Dec 2, 2010
Frank W wrote:
I hate to sound nasty, but Lito's place with this team is hopefully on the bench. With Griffin gone for the year, he's getting playing time, but he's just not that good a player.
Allen and Cook are both young, and they're going to make their mistakes, but I do think that at least Cook has an opportunity to get better; Allen I'm not so sure about. But Sheppard is a known quantity, and his best years as a CB are behind him. Maybe he could step in at safety?
Bottom line here is this team needs a better pass rush, and better ball-hawking at the safety position. Our safties never seem to be around the ball, and Winfield is the only guy in the secondary that doesn't get beat on a regular basis. It makes me wonder if the defensive backfield coaching doesn't need an upgrade.
The upgrade started with Klink leaving. These guys did not want to play hard for that robot.
tim-mechanic

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Dec 2, 2010
his place seems to be 3 yards behind the receiver he was supposed to cover.....

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Erie

#24 Dec 2, 2010
CamelTow wrote:
Lito Sheppard?...his nickname is Toast, what does that tell you? yet another Philly reject whom The Klueless One brought in .....the guy suks period and that is probably the reason he was available in the first place...duh.....
Actually the Jets pretty much had to let him go, if they had kept him they would have had to pay him a roster bonus of some outrageous figure, I forget exactly how much but it was more than a few million(i think it was like 12 mil, I kid you not), ridiculous huh?

I agree with you though, he has been average at best, he never played in a cover 2 in Philly or NY.

I was hopin' he could get back to his prior pro-bowl form but that didn't transpire did it?

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