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“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#1 Mar 5, 2013
Sounds like Erie's guy, Brian Hartline, is going back to Miami, according to PFT.

Welker might be pulling some junk, though:
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/...

Bowe resigned. Lots of top guys still look to be coming out, but what of Domenik Hixon? Spielman says vikes are not spending big in free agency, not that it means much, so might Hixon change from blue to purple? 6'2"

A list of FA WR's: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-foot...

“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#2 Mar 5, 2013

“We've been Norv'ed”

Since: Nov 09

Erie

#3 Mar 5, 2013
Wallace would be ideal............either way the WR dillema has to be addressed.........with the Vikes a playoff team in 2012 I would think a couple of these FA's might sniff around a bit if given some incentive........
viking nation

Madera, CA

#4 Mar 5, 2013
Domenik Hixon re-signs with the Giants..http://espn.go.com/new -york/nfl/story/_/id/7638683/d omenik-hixon-re-signs-new-york -giants-acl-examined
viking nation

Madera, CA

#5 Mar 5, 2013
viking nation

Madera, CA

#6 Mar 5, 2013
I do think the Vikings need two wideouts one free agent would make it easier come draft day But the chance of the Vikings paying for a free agent receiver is next to none. Harvin is a slot receiver. he looked out of place playing as a wideout last season. The Vikes dont really have a second wideout Michael Jenkins isn't a good second & Wright is really a slot receiver. I was hoping Jerome Simpson would pan out but that was a bust. but I do think the Vikes will re-sign Simpson - reason is Spielman said he likes to sign players the vikes have as free agents over having to go out & get someone that may or may not play as well. Just look at the Eagles they paid the price. I don't think it would cost the Vikes much to re-sign simpson. & that will solve there problem for a second wideout. I only hope Simpson plays better then last year.

“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#7 Mar 5, 2013
Wonder if the Vikes feel they are close enough to try for a front line FA. Seems like Spielman doesn't or Wilf is feeling tight.
viking nation

Madera, CA

#8 Mar 5, 2013
I wouldn't mind if the Vikes took a look at Sinkfield for one of the 7th round picks they have Has anyone seen this guy if not take a look.. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1554094-wh...

“We've been Norv'ed”

Since: Nov 09

Erie

#9 Mar 6, 2013
Purple Faithful wrote:
Wonder if the Vikes feel they are close enough to try for a front line FA. Seems like Spielman doesn't or Wilf is feeling tight.
Lacking a legit deep threat only makes Ponders' job that much harder and limits his mobility in terms of making plays with his feet, AP's running room is that much more diminished with 22 guys in the box, and Harvin's work load that much harder as the guy is double teamed every time down field...he's already battling migraines and fielding kicks........get him a guy to take the double tag away most of the time.........not to mention it would be nice to see him in the slot more.

“We've been Norv'ed”

Since: Nov 09

Erie

#10 Mar 6, 2013
Oh yeah..........and it would open up the middle of the field more so Kyle could roam around there more freely............I think with the addition of a guy like Wallace the Vikes would be a very scary team..........they could also focus more on drafting at the LB and line positions.........even secondary if they so choose, another good draft would be nice.

“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#11 Mar 6, 2013
Sure, Erie. A deep threat is good. Now, for the Bengals, Jerome Simpson averaged 14.5 per catch in 2011. In 2012, he averaged 10.5. Harvin, in 2009 was at 13.2. He declined to 12.2 in 2010 without rice. In 2011, he went to 11.1. When Ponder got the job full time in 2012, he went to 10.9 yards per catch. Adding Simpson, the draft picks, etc.

Another words, I do not buy that anything necessarily fixes our passing game other than Ponder starting to throw downfield more. and doing it better. Any stiff on the outside would be lighting up NFL defenses who pack 9-10 in the box with a fearless QB who trusts his ability and gets the ball there.

“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#12 Mar 6, 2013
Oh, part of the problem we are Ponder-ing may be coaching. Frazier seems to want to not risk a pick, to the detriment of actually having a viable offensive attack at times.

“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#13 Mar 6, 2013
Dang, Erie! The Vikes are apparantly going to chase Wallace:
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/...

Wow, that would be amazing!
viking nation

Madera, CA

#14 Mar 6, 2013
Vikings Free agents

In meetings on Monday, Spielman told all 14 of the Vikings' potential free agents the team is interested in having them back. But some are more pressing than the rest.

The Vikings want to keep continuity along the offensive line by extending Phil Loadholt, who probably had the best of his four NFL seasons at right tackle. It would be a surprise if he commands more than $5 million a year.

Fullback Jerome Felton made his first Pro Bowl and likely will angle for one of the NFL's most lucrative contracts at the position, although a modest $2.5 million a year would put him in that territory.

The only other full-time starters on the list of 10 potential unrestricted free agents are linebackers Jasper Brinkley and Erin Henderson. The Vikings may look for upgrades, though there is no obvious in-house succession plan, so one or both could return.

Receiver Jerome Simpson started 10 games, battled injuries and will be lucky to get the performance-based $2 million the Vikings gave him on a one-year deal. Safety Jamarca Sanford is an exceptional special teamer and figures to return.

The other potential UFAs are receiver Devin Aromashodu, linebacker Marvin Mitchell and offensive linemen Joe Berger, Geoff Schwartz and Troy Kropog.

Cornerbacks A.J. Jefferson and Marcus Sherels are restricted free agents and can be tendered at the lowest level. Safety Andrew Sendejo is an exclusive rights free agent, meaning he has no bargaining power and thus will be back if the Vikings want him.
viking nation

Madera, CA

#15 Mar 6, 2013
The Vikings will carry over a little more than $8 million in unused cap space from 2012, according to sources with access to NFL salary data. That's on top of the $1.643 million adjustment they didn't use last year from the Washington and Dallas cap penalties
viking nation

Madera, CA

#16 Mar 6, 2013
The vikings does have cap money to sign a free agent like Wallace he has good hands & speed I think he would be the best to hope for. the vikies also added 3.25 million by releasing Michael Jenkins before his march roster bonus. That could help in getting Wallace in purple.

“We've been Norv'ed”

Since: Nov 09

Erie

#17 Mar 6, 2013
Purple Faithful wrote:
Dang, Erie! The Vikes are apparantly going to chase Wallace:
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/...
Wow, that would be amazing!
Yeah Baby..........fingers crossed..........PF I politely disagree with your above post though..........Jenkins was too slow to run a double move or any other route to "stretch the field" and Simpson for whatever reason couldn't get seperation and if he did dropped the ball..........no sense forcing the ball so Ponder often checked down...I think Wallace would change the whole dynamic of our offense. Til next Tuesday........here's hopin'!

“We've been Norv'ed”

Since: Nov 09

Erie

#18 Mar 6, 2013
The above being said is contingent upon the Vikes keeping Harvin though..........otherwise they wouldn't be any better off than last year,that is having only 1 proven legit receiver(though I love what little I saw of Wright)..........Harvin is currently #49th, I believe, on the list of WR's in the league paywise..........he deserves more.

“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#19 Mar 6, 2013
erie-vike fan wrote:
The above being said is contingent upon the Vikes keeping Harvin though..........otherwise they wouldn't be any better off than last year,that is having only 1 proven legit receiver(though I love what little I saw of Wright).........Harvin is currently #49th, I believe, on the list of WR's in the league paywise..........he deserves more.
Sure, Harvin deserves more. I think the Vikes would be better off with a #1 and a slot than with two slots - but i think I'd be able to figure out how to get harvin, wright, wallace and rudolph on the field, lol.

As for disagreeing with my above posts, no problem, man, I hope I am wrong and wallace is the missing piece. I am very excited about the possibility with a signing like that.
viking nation

Madera, CA

#20 Mar 6, 2013
From what I know about Simpson is he had a back injury that altered Simpson play this season, that & the injury to his leg. I am not making any excuses for him but that could be why his numbers wasn't good & remember the vikes can re-sign him for a low price. About Wallace I would be very surprised if the Vikes are willing to put out that kind of cash for Wallace & also re-sign Harvin for the the big money contract Harvin is asking for.

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