Vikings redefine AARP for QBs

Vikings redefine AARP for QBs

There are 17 comments on the Belleville News Democrat story from Aug 1, 2011, titled Vikings redefine AARP for QBs. In it, Belleville News Democrat reports that:

The Minnesota Vikings have become the Mystic Lake Casino of NFL quarterbacks, bringing you the biggest names of the '80s and '90s today.

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paris

Menomonee Falls, WI

#1 Aug 1, 2011
Excellent read. It is what it is.

However, and not exclusively, the teams that do develop their own do very well over a period of time. Plenty of current examples like Brady, Manning, Favre and Rothlisberger. And in the old days there were guys like Unitas and Starr. It doesn't mean a guy like Dilfer isn't going to win a Superbowl now and then, but stability at the QB position has become a bit of a must these days, along with having a really good one too. Take a look around the NFL and most all the teams with QB instability don't even make the playoffs. And just because you got a big-time Heisman, early round QB doesn't mean squat. Most all fail. Guys like Brady Quinn and Jamarcus Russel, etc.. Very hard to find the really good ones.

Green Bay going from Favre to Rogers is unbelievable. Simply amazing. That could ultimately turn out better than Young following Montana. May already be better.
Mayfarts

Houston, TX

#2 Aug 1, 2011
And going after some vet and selling the team it was move in order to "Win Now" without getting him quality WR's is BS
Laughing Bear Fan

Littleton, CO

#3 Aug 1, 2011
Mayfarts wrote:
And going after some vet and selling the team it was move in order to "Win Now" without getting him quality WR's is BS
Free agents don't always go to the highest bidder, they go to favorable situations more often than not. Green Bay was lousy until Reggie White made a statement by going there. Then it became a favorable situation. Right now the Queens are not a favorable situation because of the stench Chilly & Favre left there. You will only get 2nd tier FA'sbecause it is not a favorable situation compared to all other teams in the league
Otherfarts

Houston, TX

#4 Aug 1, 2011
Laughing Bear Fan wrote:
<quoted text>Free agents don't always go to the highest bidder, they go to favorable situations more often than not. Green Bay was lousy until Reggie White made a statement by going there. Then it became a favorable situation. Right now the Queens are not a favorable situation because of the stench Chilly & Favre left there. You will only get 2nd tier FA'sbecause it is not a favorable situation compared to all other teams in the league
Case in point....

Sidney Rice....all about the $$$$$

Nnamdi Asomugha...all about the situation

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paris

Menomonee Falls, WI

#7 Aug 6, 2011
Laughing Bear Fan wrote:
<quoted text>Free agents don't always go to the highest bidder, they go to favorable situations more often than not. Green Bay was lousy until Reggie White made a statement by going there. Then it became a favorable situation. Right now the Queens are not a favorable situation because of the stench Chilly & Favre left there. You will only get 2nd tier FA'sbecause it is not a favorable situation compared to all other teams in the league


Is your point Reggie White went to the highest bidder or a favorable situation? I don't recall Green Bay being a "favorable situation." In fact, most Viking fans in this forum pointed that out over and over as they contemplated their dynasty with Favre and all the ex-Green Bay players they were accumulating the last two years. Amazing how things change ... rather quickly.

It's funny to hear talk about the stench in Minneapolis these days. The air is pretty sweet a few hundred miles east.

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Erie

#8 Aug 25, 2011
paris wrote:
<quoted text>
Is your point Reggie White went to the highest bidder or a favorable situation? I don't recall Green Bay being a "favorable situation." In fact, most Viking fans in this forum pointed that out over and over as they contemplated their dynasty with Favre and all the ex-Green Bay players they were accumulating the last two years. Amazing how things change ... rather quickly.
It's funny to hear talk about the stench in Minneapolis these days. The air is pretty sweet a few hundred miles east.
Paris post #1 is not relevant currently..........though it was a good analogy.

Win now/economics being a huge factor/NFL being CRAZY POPULAR/ MAKES a QB/wr That can stretch the field/and any 'semblance of a O line a recipe to win.

Defenses will make adjustments to make sure Rodgers does not duplicate his SB run!!

Though it was IMPRESSIVE.........not hatin', just sayin'.

Can your precious GB team handle the pressure now that they have a target on their jerseys'?

Beat NO on the 9th and go from there...lol.

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Erie

#9 Aug 25, 2011
8th that is

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Erie

#10 Aug 25, 2011
Otherfarts wrote:
<quoted text>
Case in point....
Sidney Rice....all about the $$$$$
Nnamdi Asomugha...all about the situation
There is such a thing as overkill..........ie-situation .

Eagles now have an abundance of DB's.........'member the Bobby Taylor situation? League being vertical now Vick has to protect the ball and play from ahead to make that db trifecta work.
GBPmies

Helsinki, Finland

#11 Aug 26, 2011
erie-vike fan wrote:
<quoted text>

Defenses will make adjustments to make sure Rodgers does not duplicate his SB run!!
Though it was IMPRESSIVE.........not hatin', just sayin'.
Can your precious GB team handle the pressure now that they have a target on their jerseys'?
Beat NO on the 9th and go from there...lol.
Defenses will make adjustments, shmushments.... I would love to hear you details on how they will adjust to the Packers offence. The Packers have Finley back and their starting RB+ more. They have more weapons then last year which actually will make it easier for them to adjust to defenses. Don’t forget the caching either.

On paper the Packers still look like they have all the talent and depth needed to make another run. At this point it looks good but it is a long season and it needs to be settled on the field, not paper. To repeat is tough hasn’t been done since 2004 and 2005.
In the last 10 years their have been 10 different NFC Champions. So the Pack have a long way to go.

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Erie

#12 Aug 26, 2011
GBPmies wrote:
<quoted text>
Defenses will make adjustments, shmushments.... I would love to hear you details on how they will adjust to the Packers offence. The Packers have Finley back and their starting RB+ more. They have more weapons then last year which actually will make it easier for them to adjust to defenses. Don’t forget the caching either.
On paper the Packers still look like they have all the talent and depth needed to make another run. At this point it looks good but it is a long season and it needs to be settled on the field, not paper. To repeat is tough hasn’t been done since 2004 and 2005.
In the last 10 years their have been 10 different NFC Champions. So the Pack have a long way to go.
shmushments? Is that ebonics?
Tony Sparano

Miami, FL

#13 Aug 26, 2011
All you gotta do is punt well and have good field goal accuracy. The championships will follow.
Coach Leslie Frazier

Brooksville, FL

#14 Aug 27, 2011
No need to be concerned any longer about Brett Favre being a womanizer.
According to his wife, he's now envious of a stiff wind.
paris

Menomonee Falls, WI

#15 Oct 15, 2011
erie-vike fan wrote:
<quoted text>Paris post #1 is not relevant currently..........though it was a good analogy.
Win now/economics being a huge factor/NFL being CRAZY POPULAR/ MAKES a QB/wr That can stretch the field/and any 'semblance of a O line a recipe to win.
Defenses will make adjustments to make sure Rodgers does not duplicate his SB run!!
Though it was IMPRESSIVE.........not hatin', just sayin'.
Can your precious GB team handle the pressure now that they have a target on their jerseys'?
Beat NO on the 9th and go from there...lol.


OK Erie, we beat NO on the ninth, we're 5 & 0. Including last year's run, we're 11 & 0. What pressure? How you folks doing?
paris

Menomonee Falls, WI

#16 Oct 15, 2011
erie-vike fan wrote:
8th that is


OK ... make it the 8th.
paris

Menomonee Falls, WI

#17 Oct 15, 2011
erie-vike fan wrote:
<quoted text>There is such a thing as overkill..........ie-situation .
Eagles now have an abundance of DB's.........'member the Bobby Taylor situation? League being vertical now Vick has to protect the ball and play from ahead to make that db trifecta work.

All those DBs are doing wonders for the Eagles. Can't even tackle. And they're 1 & 4. Another team trying to buy a SB.

TT and MM saw that the passing game was going to be the way to go because of the rule changes. They were amongst the first to go the passing route, and demonstrate you don't NEED a #1 "feature back" anymore. You still need a running game, just not a dominating one. It certainly will be nice to have one that is good though.

Defenses everywhere are going to struggle and have problems covering teams like GB who have 4 & 5 receiver sets, especially when they have to put linebackers on backs, tight ends and slot receivers. Nowadays you've got little CBs & safeties who are 25-30 lbs lighter and shorter than the receivers, like Finley, Jones and the guy from Detroit. Wait till these receivers actually start to block downfield for real. Look at the passing stats from games so far this year. The value of running backs is going down, and the value of defensive backs and linebackers who can actually keep up with the receivers will go up. As will the value of a coaching staff that can understand the new NFL, draft accordingly, and game plan for it.

Defenses will still be as critical as they always have been, just for different reasons. For awhile, teams will be outscoring each other to win. But ultimately defense, especially pass defense, will still win the SB.
Lito

La Puente, CA

#18 Oct 16, 2011
With the Vikings season over, why would Minnesota fans vote for a new stadium? Management displayed false pride in not genuinely and seriously addressing their 2011 TEAM needs. There will be great individual performances but even if you go for a high draft pick ranking for next year, will they be able to put a TEAM together? Might win if they become the LA VIKINGS.

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