Minnesota Vikings: Does Signing of Ryan Moats Mean Brian Westbrook Is Next?

Jun 18, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: BleacherReport

The recent signing of former Philadelphia Eagles third round draft choice and running back Ryan Moats by the Minnesota Vikings has raised another question.

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Jun 19, 2010
 
Could this really come to fruition, we have a plethora of backs now, do we really need another one? Why can't Moats be a third down back? What do you guys think?
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Jun 19, 2010
 
erie-vike fan wrote:
Could this really come to fruition, we have a plethora of backs now, do we really need another one? Why can't Moats be a third down back? What do you guys think?
Moats would make a fine 3rd down back, I don't see much reason for westbrook if they signed moats. Westbrook is a ankle injury waiting to happen.

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Jun 19, 2010
 
Pdx baller wrote:
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Moats would make a fine 3rd down back, I don't see much reason for westbrook if they signed moats. Westbrook is a ankle injury waiting to happen.
I agree, thanx for the input!!

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Jun 19, 2010
 
If we did not sign Moats I would be all for grabbing Westbrook but I don't see a need for him now.
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Jun 21, 2010
 
Ryan Moats

Chilly really does like RBs who fumble

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Jun 25, 2010
 
Mentioned today on Sportcenter that there are a couple teams interested in Westbrook and they expect him to sign right before camp begins, they also said Minnesota is one of the teams interested.
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Jun 25, 2010
 
erie-vike fan wrote:
Mentioned today on Sportcenter that there are a couple teams interested in Westbrook and they expect him to sign right before camp begins, they also said Minnesota is one of the teams interested.
Seems like Minnesota is interested in everybody. I thought Chicago media was great at making stuff up, I think Minnesota's media is hilarious!!
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Jun 25, 2010
 
Westbrook and his crutches with Fumbles AP and Gerfart

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Jun 25, 2010
 
Da Bears 2010 wrote:
<quoted text>Seems like Minnesota is interested in everybody. I thought Chicago media was great at making stuff up, I think Minnesota's media is hilarious!!
Yeah, I don't see where he would fit now, if he did come aboard Young and Johnson would have to be moved either to the PS or out of town, they also mentioned the 'skins were interested.

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Jun 25, 2010
 
Vikings could of had BW all along.
I would think because of his concussion issues,they aren't interested.
Now if someone gets hurt,maybe.

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Jun 25, 2010
 
erie-vike fan wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, I don't see where he would fit now, if he did come aboard Young and Johnson would have to be moved either to the PS or out of town, they also mentioned the 'skins were interested.
We drafted Gerhart in the 2nd then sign Moats and still looking at Westbrook. What does that tell you about Gerhart?

It says we should have selected Jahvid Best a true 3rd down back like I suggested.

I still say sign Westbrook

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Jun 25, 2010
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Moats is nothing special but has a little more burst then Gerhart.

I still say sign Westbrook.

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Jun 25, 2010
 
Avant wrote:
<quoted text>We drafted Gerhart in the 2nd then sign Moats and still looking at Westbrook. What does that tell you about Gerhart?
It says we should have selected Jahvid Best a true 3rd down back like I suggested.
I still say sign Westbrook
We didn't need a 1st rd.RB and the salary that comes with it.
RB was not a priority.
When will you get it?
Moats is a fine back,for how he'll be used.
Did great for my Viking topix fantasy team last season as well.Not a featured back,but he got me points when and where I needed him.
Our 1st round need was where we drafted and spent the cash.Not on a backup 1st rd. J.Best.
Some people never get it.
As far as BW,I suspect what i stated above.
Either way Childress goes is fine with me.

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Jun 26, 2010
 
Childress wrote:
<quoted text>We didn't need a 1st rd.RB and the salary that comes with it.
RB was not a priority.
When will you get it?
Moats is a fine back,for how he'll be used.
Did great for my Viking topix fantasy team last season as well.Not a featured back,but he got me points when and where I needed him.
Our 1st round need was where we drafted and spent the cash.Not on a backup 1st rd. J.Best.
Some people never get it.
As far as BW,I suspect what i stated above.
Either way Childress goes is fine with me.
We lost Taylor. Good managers replace the position we lost. You will see the mistake the vikings and you made when Detroit plays.

What changed you? on draft day you said Gerhart was Dave Osborne like. That isn't a compliment. Osborne was 3 yard and a cloud of dust.
You will see.
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Jun 26, 2010
 
I think well do fine with Gerhart.I dont how Moats will work out but the Vikes have away of coming out on top.We didnt get Tomlinson and I read hes not looking very good at the Jets camp.
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Jun 26, 2010
 
Avant wrote:
<quoted text>We lost Taylor. Good managers replace the position we lost. You will see the mistake the vikings and you made when Detroit plays.
What changed you? on draft day you said Gerhart was Dave Osborne like. That isn't a compliment. Osborne was 3 yard and a cloud of dust.
You will see.
3 yards and a cloud of dust...sounds great when you only need 2 yards. Gerhart will be fine, just wait. A lot better receiver than most people expected, and a fine blocker on blitzes. I doubt that he will get much of a chance to show what he's got with A.D. as our main back.

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Jun 27, 2010
 
KanFan wrote:
<quoted text> 3 yards and a cloud of dust...sounds great when you only need 2 yards. Gerhart will be fine, just wait. A lot better receiver than most people expected, and a fine blocker on blitzes. I doubt that he will get much of a chance to show what he's got with A.D. as our main back.
I don't want my high 2nd round pick to be a fine blocker and better receiver then expected. We were poised to replace Taylor with the new Marshall Faulk, that's who Jahvid Best is. We selected an offensive lineman moonlighting as a running-back. Gerhart shuffled a 4.58. Best has hall of fame talent. That pick was inexcusable.

This is the 1st year since topix's inception the Vikings and I weren't on the same DRAFT page. Peterson, Rice and Harvin are my allstar draft picks.
I doubt if Gerhart gets 3000 years career.
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Jun 28, 2010
 
I bet Ryan Moats and AP fumble 3000 times in their career

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