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Josh Freeman is the QB reality of the NFL

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CyberB0b, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    The Vikings are 1-5, they've already had their bye week. There is no relief in sight for them. They just made a big pick up, signing Greg Jennings. Jennings' cap hit is 7 million next year, and 11 million the year after that. It'll be difficult to cut him next year given his signing bonus.

    In other words the Vikings aren't going to win this year, and they aren't going to win next year. They're going to have to go into rebuilding, and it doesn't make sense to rebuild with a 29 (2014) year old running back who would have 8 years of heavy wear and tear on him who is going to cost 14.4 million dollars next year versus the cost of trading him which is 4.8 million.

    Trading him now while you still can gives you better value than when he hits 30. And the fact is the Vikings aren't getting any better.

    Frazier will be fired, and the new coach is going to want to properly rebuild this team. Getting value from Peterson is the obvious way to facilitate that rebuilding.
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  2. Hardline

    Hardline Benched

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    The Vikings will not be trading Adrian Peterson.
  3. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I didn't watch the game last night, so I can't judge him off of his performance last night. I did watch him quite a bit the last couple of seasons. He hasn't been too good.
  4. 187beatdown

    187beatdown Lack of Big Plays

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    Really? You have to dig deep into the archives of Tampa Bay games to find times when Freeman plays well.
  5. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    It wasn't like Freeman was missing the receivers few inches, he was missing them by several yards or very high or throwing at the ground, uncatchable throws, it wasn't a bad day, it was a horrendous day, I haven't seen that ineptitude in years from starting QB.
  6. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    they need to sell tickets. they need to convince the players on the team, they want to win. trading AP would jeopardize both of those. Not happening.
  7. dirtycallahan

    dirtycallahan Member

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    Did you see that one hand sack by Jared Allen? In Madden i see him for Miles straight up.
  8. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    The Vikings had Ponder ready to play, but Matt Cassel was inactive. I truly feel if either one of them had been playing for the Vikings last night, they could have walked away with a win. Leaving Freeman in until the bitter end just made Frazier look obstinate and incompetent, IMO.
  9. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    I actually stopped watching that game thinking very highly of our coaching staff. That was brutal.
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  10. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    What kind of offensive coordinator doesn't take advantage of the Giants blitzing that way? Call some easy, short plays. Wow.
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  11. hutch1254

    hutch1254 Well-Known Member

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    Freeman was thrown to the wolves last night which was unfortunate.

    However, I've watched plenty of games that Freeman has played in. He is not taking any team anywhere. He has to be surrounded with a ton of talent so that way he is able to make his occasional great athletic play that teases people into thinking that he could be something.

    He has had ample opportunity to show he could be "the guy." He is not and the Vikings have 3 of the same QB on their team right now. They all are not taking a team deep unless surrounded by an immense amount of talent.
  12. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    One thing for sure the Vikes WR core have some sore ribs this morning. Freeman hung them out to dry with all of his high passes exposing the WR to some big shots in the ribs.
  13. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Frazier looks like a statue out there . Dude has no business being a head coach .
  14. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. He clearly had no chemistry with his receivers at all. He couldn't hit the broad side of a barn last night.

    That being said, Bill Musgrave should be fired for having a game plan where Freeman throws 53 times, and Adrian Peterson runs the ball 12 times. The game was not out of hand until late.
  15. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Andrew Brandt ‏@adbrandt 3m
    Reality of QB market: Freeman had multiple suitors when cut by Tampa and will have multiple suitors when a free agent in March.
  16. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Other than getting his team to the playoffs last year.....

    But yeah I agree.... if you can't get your team the playoff at least twice in three years you should be fired....;)
  17. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    The guy had a 28 game span where he threw 52 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.

    Not that hard to find times where he played well.
  18. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    His completion percentage is below 50 percent over his past 12 games.

    That's who he is. He was gawd awful in Dallas last year.
  19. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    Anyone who happened to watch the eagles play Sunday should take pause at the thought of breaking in a new qb.
  20. fifaguy

    fifaguy Well-Known Member

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    I honestly don't think he should be starting yet at this point as he was signed less than 2 weeks ago haha. I think most quarterbacks would look incompetent if that happened to them...

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