Martin Mayhew Explains Decision to Release Jahvid Best

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Mayhew said it was a certainty that Best wouldn't play for them this year so they had to let him go because of his impact on the '12 cap.
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#1
Jul 30, 2013
 
Jahvid Best had big time talent. If the Vikings had drafted him instead of Gerhart and used him as a 3rd down back only he would still be playing.

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Jul 30, 2013
 
Ya just can't fix stupid.
BAWAHAHAHA
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Jul 30, 2013
 
Gerhart is a biger stronger running back. Best is to small to be on the field for third & short, He in only 199 lbs.
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Jul 30, 2013
 
Best has good speed & is best used on second & long when the D is thinking pass. He isn't a every down back. I think Gerhart can be a starter for a lot of teams, Yes I know how Gerhart had three fumbles one after other in the same game but in most part he has been very solid player. last year his average did drop off to 3 to 4 yards per carry but that was because Peterson had more carrys. Some have said the Vikes will part ways with Gerhart because of his average last season, I doubt it. I think if anything the Vikes would be willing to trade Gerhart before they just let him go.

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Jul 30, 2013
 
viking nation wrote:
Best has good speed & is best used on second & long when the D is thinking pass. He isn't a every down back. I think Gerhart can be a starter for a lot of teams, Yes I know how Gerhart had three fumbles one after other in the same game but in most part he has been very solid player. last year his average did drop off to 3 to 4 yards per carry but that was because Peterson had more carrys. Some have said the Vikes will part ways with Gerhart because of his average last season, I doubt it. I think if anything the Vikes would be willing to trade Gerhart before they just let him go.
Gerhart could not start on any playoff team. Fact is NOBODY can name a NFL team he would start on. Toby Gerhart is a lifetime backup I said it before his first NFL fumble.

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Jul 30, 2013
 
He was brillant when Peterson was hurt.Fact.And he never fumbled 3 straight times,in fact he had 2 all last season.Best has been let go,never has,never was.
Case closed.

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Jul 30, 2013
 
Just so everybody knows. Best career yards over 1700 yards. Gerhart 1022, Best did not play last year.

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Jul 30, 2013
 
Avant wrote:
Just so everybody knows. Best career yards over 1700 yards. Gerhart 1022, Best did not play last year.
Just so everyone knows, clueless came up with " over 1700 yards " by adding Bests rushing AND receiving yards together, while Gerharts 1022 are rushing only.

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Jul 30, 2013
 
ProCynic wrote:
<quoted text>Just so everyone knows, clueless came up with " over 1700 yards " by adding Bests rushing AND receiving yards together, while Gerharts 1022 are rushing only.
My Bad lets give Gerhart an extra 500 yards still Best has more total career yards and missed a season.

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