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Yes there is no doubt that's what the Wilfs and the Dollar General Manager have had in mind since the Childress firing...Cheap injured Free Agents signed on the budget. Overspending on a couple of guys, albeit not their fault. Carlson was still not 100% and Jennings not having a solid QB option to throw at him...Now the Vikings should have cap space. Problem is who will want to come play in an igloo? That and with STILL no real QB at the helm. Let's hope a rabbit is pulled directly from someone's ass to solve that problem I just don't see the answer at QB at #8 in this draft? Bridgewater will be gone and Manziel too, not that I'm a solid believer in him. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Have I said I don't like Spielman in this post?...I don't like Rick Spielman as the Vikings GM!
His press conference was like a breath of fresh air.
Ponder is still a very cheap option overall to make the team for 2014. Especially as a back-up.http://overthecap.com/teamcap.php?Team=Vikings&Year=2014
Looking at that Cap Calculator it's a reasonable thought the Vikings could lose 6 starters to FA. Allen, Williams, Johnson, Simpson, Cook, and Mitchell...Suppose someone like the Bucs take Griffen. Allen will probably not take a pay cut to stay. Williams is the only likely player on defense to remain. That depends a lot on Zimmer, too. Losing Simpson on offense would suck some, but Charlie Johnson shouldn't be a starter anyway!If what I describe takes place the starting defense for the Vikings would look like this prior to the draft, and free agency... Robison Guion Floyd Trattou Greenway Cole/Mauti Hodges Rhodes Smith Sendejo Prater Now that I'm done laughing, where does Zimmer start? If this isn't a rebuild I'll kiss your ass! We thought the defense was bad last season, but this is a shell of that shell of a defense. Hopefully that awful Tampa 2 is completely out of the question? I need something for my stomach...
Ok...you made me laugh.......With the cap space we should be able to replace a few guys......On keepers I would be really surprised if Griffen doesn't resign. On offense I would expect the Vikings to resign Simpson too ..atleast to another 1 or 2 year deal.....he's a solid number 3 WR and off field stuff asside (which Zimmer should be ok with) . Cook is another I can see them hanging onto for cheap...especially if we go more man coverage...solid back up anyway.Zimmer in Cincy has signed has beens and dbags and turned then back into stars (leading to top 10 defenses). Pacman, Newman. I bet you can cross 2 or 3 off that list. Then make this squad a freaking 3-4 by resigning Griffin and drafting Barr... Good god. Robison being a wierd 3-4 DE and putting Flyod at the other De. I swear that could be deadly.
Yeah! That whole thing was meant to be quoted! You get it. But I started thinking of this team with Everson and Barr as OLB... Flyod might be able to move to 3-4 DE. Robison would be out of place tho. The one thing Zimmer said when asked what defense he wants to run. "You know, I want to evaluate what talent we got here and mold that defense to what players can play what" (Paraphrasing) JESUS H HOW LONG HAVE WE ASKED FOR THIS CRAP!?!? First presser and he says exactly what I want him to say. No more molding out guys to what you want. This coach is a complete 180. I am also 100% sure Ponder isn't a blip in his thought process.
I'm with you on that Hutch!...He's probably gonna get 2 years? I hate it too. The way he's filleted this team makes me ill! Honestly, do you guys believe he's still the GM without AP's 2000 yard season? That team would have won like 4-5 games that year without him. That's being generous! Ponder couldn't beat Tom Thumb. I know you like Toby, but he isn't AP and with no WR threat that year they would have been terrible. Talk about a guy getting a stay of execution! He'll get at least 2 years. I hope for Zimmer's sake they win early. They have a 4th place schedule so it could happen, but this team is not built to beat ANY of the NFC North opponents, right now. I know there's the draft and FA, but how many spots can they fill. Free agents will not want to play in an igloo, with no chance at the playoffs. That means any FA they bring in will be about money more than winning, in my opinion. I really fear that Zimmer might be sitting in the wrong spot. Under Spielman is no bargain, ask Frazier. fortunately for Frazier, Lovie came to the rescue. He will be a good to great DC again. I'd bet on that. Maybe IF he gets another shot at coaching he'll be ready? He sure toed the party line and it got him fired for it!
I mentioned that I felt Spielman was the guy that got Frazier fired. The hire of Zimmer creates a different set of circumstances for Slick Rick..This is what Fran Tarkenton said recently."football knowledge and coaching ability are only one part of what determines success as a head coach in the NFL. The other is that the coach needs to be the leader, the face of the franchise. The players have to know who's boss ... that it's the coach, not the general manager or owner looking over his shoulder."This is exactly what Spielman did to Frazier. He usurped his power base. There's no way that Frazier EVER believed that Freeman gave the Vikings the best chance at winning that Monday night vs. the Giants...The team never quit on Frazier. I respected that about this years team. Now Zimmer takes over and the whole feel is different. I'm pretty sure that Zimmer will make the most of this opportunity. At 57 he's likely got 1 chance to succeed, as a head coach. In those regards he and Spielman will fish or cut bait together...If/when there is a dust up I can't wait to hear how Zimmer reacts. We all saw Frazier just fall on the sword and be fed to the Lions...Somehow I don't see Zimmer doing that for the SLICK one...SKOL Brother!