Per Source, Minnesota Vikings Like CB Morris Claiborne More Than LT Matt Kalil

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Kanfan

Wichita, KS

#1 Mar 18, 2012
Claiborne isn't a good fit with Tampa cover 2 defense but his 5'11" body matches up better against tall receivers. I still favor Kalil, makes the whole O/L better.

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#2 Mar 18, 2012
Claiborne or Blackmon. We need playmakers who score or defend the touchdown. A OL we can get anywhere. We need SKILLED football players.

Since: Dec 06

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#3 Mar 18, 2012
I would liken The offensive line to the Army. The Grunts. Anybody can do their job.

Playmakers are the Airforce. The SKILLED! RARE ABILITY AND AGILITY!
lefty

Fayetteville, TN

#4 Mar 18, 2012
It won't matter who they like cause they will trade the pick away anyways, this is the dumbest team in the NFL.

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#5 Mar 18, 2012
Kanfan wrote:
Claiborne isn't a good fit with Tampa cover 2 defense but his 5'11" body matches up better against tall receivers. I still favor Kalil, makes the whole O/L better.
I'll tell you this one more time. The problem wasn't the OL last year. Deer in the headlight, not being able to read d's was Ponder's problem. Webb did just fine when he substituted for the injury prone ponder so it wasn't the line.
Harry

Edinburg, ND

#6 Mar 18, 2012
Avant wrote:
<quoted text>I'll tell you this one more time. The problem wasn't the OL last year. Deer in the headlight, not being able to read d's was Ponder's problem. Webb did just fine when he substituted for the injury prone ponder so it wasn't the line.
Yeah. Okay. And a rookie coach who Brings in McNabb? And cuts McKinny with no backup?

You still can't get past Ponder. Drop it. This team needs work EVERYWHERE.
Kanfan

Wichita, KS

#7 Mar 18, 2012
Avant wrote:
<quoted text>I'll tell you this one more time. The problem wasn't the OL last year. Deer in the headlight, not being able to read d's was Ponder's problem. Webb did just fine when he substituted for the injury prone ponder so it wasn't the line.
Let's see...J Webb stats 88/152 for 5.61 yd avg.
Ponder 158/291 for 6.37 yd avg.
A Rogers 343/502 for 8.22 yd avg.
Ponder threw for almost as many yds in one game as Webb has in his 2 year career. Yep, Webb did "just fine". NOT!!
What this whole exercise proves is that most, if not all, QBs have an avg per pass of less than 10 yds...but more importantly, one can rightfully decipher that MN QBs have less time to pass. Our O/L is set up for the running game but we still lose. Improve the O/L and give the QB time, the WRs and TEs have time to get open, the QB feels safer and makes better reads. Everyone benefits. Get the picture?
Harry

Edinburg, ND

#8 Mar 18, 2012
Kanfan wrote:
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Let's see...J Webb stats 88/152 for 5.61 yd avg.
Ponder 158/291 for 6.37 yd avg.
A Rogers 343/502 for 8.22 yd avg.
Ponder threw for almost as many yds in one game as Webb has in his 2 year career. Yep, Webb did "just fine". NOT!!
What this whole exercise proves is that most, if not all, QBs have an avg per pass of less than 10 yds...but more importantly, one can rightfully decipher that MN QBs have less time to pass. Our O/L is set up for the running game but we still lose. Improve the O/L and give the QB time, the WRs and TEs have time to get open, the QB feels safer and makes better reads. Everyone benefits. Get the picture?
Its worse than that. The team was set up,(and it costs a ton), to run,run, run. And a ZBS.

We are going to feel the effects of Brad Childress and Rick Spielmen for some time.

I find it fascinating that anyone would think that Ponder could get it all done by himself OR that he is the problem.

Zigi is the problem. No football-guy GM. This is pathetic.
Kanfan

Wichita, KS

#9 Mar 18, 2012
Harry wrote:
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Its worse than that. The team was set up,(and it costs a ton), to run,run, run. And a ZBS.
We are going to feel the effects of Brad Childress and Rick Spielmen for some time.
I find it fascinating that anyone would think that Ponder could get it all done by himself OR that he is the problem.
Zigi is the problem. No football-guy GM. This is pathetic.
Yep, we spent a ton on AD. Trouble is, for him to be effective, he has to get past some D/L guys that out-weigh him by 100 lbs. Feed him a steady diet of that and see what ya get...MCL & ACL. Now that huge contract is nipping someone's ass. Fact is, RBs get hurt much more than WRs, and they don't last as long, so we gambled and lost. Suppose they learned something? naw.
Harry

Edinburg, ND

#10 Mar 18, 2012
Kanfan wrote:
<quoted text>Yep, we spent a ton on AD. Trouble is, for him to be effective, he has to get past some D/L guys that out-weigh him by 100 lbs. Feed him a steady diet of that and see what ya get...MCL & ACL. Now that huge contract is nipping someone's ass. Fact is, RBs get hurt much more than WRs, and they don't last as long, so we gambled and lost. Suppose they learned something? naw.
Its an arena passing league. Thats why Peyton will be Kurt Warner shortly.

I like AP. But the league is different. And you are right, the Vikings gambled and we all lost.

They need to get with it, fast.

Since: Dec 06

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#11 Mar 18, 2012
Kanfan wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's see...J Webb stats 88/152 for 5.61 yd avg.
Ponder 158/291 for 6.37 yd avg.
A Rogers 343/502 for 8.22 yd avg.
Ponder threw for almost as many yds in one game as Webb has in his 2 year career. Yep, Webb did "just fine". NOT!!
What this whole exercise proves is that most, if not all, QBs have an avg per pass of less than 10 yds...but more importantly, one can rightfully decipher that MN QBs have less time to pass. Our O/L is set up for the running game but we still lose. Improve the O/L and give the QB time, the WRs and TEs have time to get open, the QB feels safer and makes better reads. Everyone benefits. Get the picture?
I'm pulling for Ponder which is why I want Blackmon. Playmakers make the lineman.

I would also be satisfied with Claiborne and pair him with cook.
Anonymous

United States

#12 Mar 19, 2012
Avant wrote:
Claiborne or Blackmon. We need playmakers who score or defend the touchdown. A OL we can get anywhere. We need SKILLED football players.
your a clown
Anonymous

United States

#13 Mar 19, 2012
U people are all clowns!! Yea lets get a 5ft 11in DB WOW
ezg357

Madera, CA

#14 Mar 19, 2012
Maybe The Vikes will take a CB over Kalil Why get a LT if Ponder doesnt have a WR to throw to. Teams are taking all the Best wide receiver free agents away & Once more it looks like the Vikings are settling for leftover WR that No One wanted. Why Get Ponder last years Frist round Pick & then Not get him a WR to throw to?.. Why Not Make a offer for WR Wallace a Playmaker for Ponder & it will give hope for the Vikes future
General Unmanagable

United States

#15 Mar 20, 2012
carter0804 wrote:
U people are all clowns!! Yea lets get a 5ft 11in DB WOW
lol...this is what happens when you have Bozo the clown as a GM....
Kanfan

Wichita, KS

#16 Mar 20, 2012
ezg357 wrote:
Maybe The Vikes will take a CB over Kalil Why get a LT if Ponder doesnt have a WR to throw to. Teams are taking all the Best wide receiver free agents away & Once more it looks like the Vikings are settling for leftover WR that No One wanted. Why Get Ponder last years Frist round Pick & then Not get him a WR to throw to?.. Why Not Make a offer for WR Wallace a Playmaker for Ponder & it will give hope for the Vikes future
But we do have WRs to throw to. What is Harvin? M Jenkins was a 1st rd pick for Alanta. Ponder needs protection.
Stinkins

United States

#17 Mar 20, 2012
A 1st round pick who Atlanta gave up on to draft another WR 1st round pick....
Kanfan

Wichita, KS

#18 Mar 20, 2012
Stinkins wrote:
A 1st round pick who Atlanta gave up on to draft another WR 1st round pick....
Correct...but that helps prove that 1st rd WRs picks can be hit and miss. Our own history proves that also, ie: Troy Williamson @#7. However, not many misses on 1st rd O/L picks. When you got one shot, make it count.

“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#19 Mar 20, 2012
Kanfan wrote:
Claiborne isn't a good fit with Tampa cover 2 defense but his 5'11" body matches up better against tall receivers. I still favor Kalil, makes the whole O/L better.
It's a trade-down scheme. Tampa can't get Claiborne at 5, they have to trade up & they don't want Kalil. Kalil might slide all the way to 7 if the Vikes don't pick him.

“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#20 Mar 20, 2012
Kanfan wrote:
<quoted text>However, not many misses on 1st rd O/L picks. When you got one shot, make it count.
lol! You are dead wrong.

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