Vikings sign Bridgewater, Barr report...

Vikings sign Bridgewater, Barr reportedly signs too

There are 4 comments on the CBS Sports story from May 20, 2014, titled Vikings sign Bridgewater, Barr reportedly signs too. In it, CBS Sports reports that:

The Vikings locked down their pair of first-round picks from the 2014 NFL Draft on Tuesday.

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Since: Feb 08


#1 May 20, 2014
Now if they just live up to the 1st round hype, we'll be good.


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#2 May 20, 2014
Did not see Barr play but Bridgewater is a franchise QB.

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#3 May 21, 2014
and the curse continues.

Cypress, CA

#4 May 23, 2014
40for60 wrote:
Now if they just live up to the 1st round hype, we'll be good.
Rather than living up to the hype they should lay low for another year letting Bridgewater learn from the bench, getting otherwise upscaled draft picks next year with a poor record this year, and trade down from the first round, and into the following years draft with their lower round picks. It's called inflating your draft quality and it's how you build a team for the long term. Combined with other techniques any team can improve relatively quickly, but only if you are patient and willing to forego a year or two for a decade or more of quality. Draft protocols are very easy to learn its just that many have a win now at all costs attitude because they fear losing their jobs. Give me five years and I can put any team in the playoffs (even Jacksonville) simply by increasing the quality of the players drafted. Even with questionable coaching, a poor team would do marketly better all things being equal, with better players obtained through quality draft techniques. A team like New England would have skyrocketed using such a system especially if they still had Scarnecchia and Crennel, but would still work today with lesser coaches. Seems very strange that billionaire owners are blind to draft algorithms that would ensure an improved team (which by the way would improve their income streams). How did they get their billions to begin with? Obviously it wasn't by understanding how to maximize output from the draft process. Imagine how good the Pats could have been if they improved their bottom of the league draft rating to go along with their already great coaching and scheming skills. Like the song says, "two out of three ain't bad" but three out of three wins Super Bowls.

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