ie hershal walker trade: Seventeen years later, the trade was still an easy target for satire: one ESPN columnist, assessing the impact of free agency on the NFL, noted that it had almost entirely replaced significant trades and by doing so "took away one of the greatest shortcuts to becoming a Super Bowl champion: fleecing the Vikings."
Jobs up for grabs as Minnesota Vikings visit Buffalo Bills
- Updated: August 16, 2013
The Minnesota Vikings travel to Ralph Wilson Stadium to challenge the Buffalo Bills in their Week 2 preseason matchup. Kickoff is at 6:00 p.m. CT. Minnesota starters are expected to play into the second quarter, although so far running back Adrian Peterson has not suited up.
Things to look for
Chemistry and rapport
It will be imperative for quarterback Christian Ponder to establish chemistry with his receiving threats, including wide receivers Cordarrelle Patterson, Greg Jennings, and Jarius Wright and tight ends Kyle Rudolph and John Carlson.
This game will give us a chance to see what kind of relationship Ponder has been able to forge on the field with his weapons. Can he trust them to run their assigned routes and be where he is throwing it on time? Can Ponder actually put the ball where it is supposed to be with any degree of consistency?
Defensive question marks
Cornerbacks Xavier Rhodes and Josh Robinson and linebacker Desmond Bishop will all be getting extended playing time tonight. It will be interesting to see if Bishop shows up to play, because quite frankly, he only has two or three games to prove he even belongs on this team, much less be a starter. I want to see the Vikings use Cook and Rhodes at the line of scrimmage in press coverage, so we can get a good idea of what they have to offer.
Key positional battles
Minnesota has plenty of players vying for roster spots. At outside linebacker, Marvin Mitchell seems to have the spot locked down. Can either Bishop or Gerald Hodges make a move to take the job from him? The No. 5 wide receiver job seems to be coming down to either Adam Thielen or Joe Webb, both of whom have been making phenomenal catches in practice and made a few good grabs last week against the Houston Texans. I still give Webb the nod over Thielen because he’s bigger and more physical and can be used as an emergency quarterback.
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I was wondering to myself if the Packers would accept the trade of Rudolph, Harrison Smith, Kalil, the 3 first rounders from the Vikes draft this year, and Min's first 2 picks of the next 2 drafts for Aaron Rodgers.
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Or, just playing them in the SB.
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@buildingwithclay it would never happen
@buildingwithclay Terrible deal for Vikings
@buildingwithclay No. He has something left. Minny would never make that deal.
@Nonstopdrivel clears a bench spot
@NonStattHumper Do you know what a Rainbow Kiss is?
@NonStattHumper You are a horrible person.
@Nonstopdrivel OK...I'm in...going to nap before the draft...TTYL
@Nonstopdrivel 40+ points for big plays?
...because they made it there a lot.
(Don't want to confuse Lions fans.)
@buildingwithclay At the moment all they need is a QB. If they do that they would need everything except a QB.
@Nonstopdrivel as far as the game experience goes- it makes Free Agency shitty
@natradamus So you can add another player to your bench without counting against your roster?
@smtate91 That puts QBs like Freeman at an advantage with guys who produce consistently like Brees. Freeman occasionally hits the long bomb, so it's not a huge hindrance to start him with a system like this.
@_MKE_It's very offensive minded, that's for sure. It will make players from teams like the Saints most valuable.
...or overexcite Packer fans who already have their team going 19-0.
...or piss off Bears fans who think I'm jinxing them.
...or offend Vikings fans.
@Buhlitz Right now, none of the Vikes units are elite.
We saw how far a well rounded decent team gets last season.
Need either an elite offense or a very good offense and a very good defense or an elite defense and an ok offense.
@natradamus I suppose no one ever releases players?
@smtate91 Are the settings more agreeable now?
@smtate91 What do you recommend?