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singersp
06-02-2012, 01:45 PM
Vikings have cornerback depth without Asher Allen

Vikings Now» Blog Archive » Vikings have cornerback depth without Asher Allen (http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2012/06/01/vikings-cornerback-depth-without-asher-allen/)

singersp
06-02-2012, 01:46 PM
Any team can add depth at CB. What concerns me more is do we have talent at both starting positions as well as the back up positions.

jargomcfargo
06-02-2012, 09:43 PM
Any team can add depth at CB. What concerns me more is do we have talent at both starting positions as well as the back up positions.

You could say there are 3 or 4 starting positions at corner in the NFC North.
I don't think Brinkley can cover the pass on third down, so I think the nickel better also be good, and the dime will get a lot of playing time as well.

Allen,Sherrels, and Burton are scrappers but I'm hoping for better.

ConnecticutViking
06-02-2012, 10:24 PM
There's a difference between depth and talent.

Randy Moss
06-03-2012, 05:23 PM
If our corners are healthy I think we're solid at the position. I'm more concerned with the safeties and linebackers.

Johnson14
06-04-2012, 05:12 PM
Just saw this tweeted.. problem solved! lol

@Fox9Sports
#Vikings announce the signing of Corey Gatewood a CB from Stanford

2beersTommy
06-04-2012, 06:55 PM
um, googled him & it shows he's a WR?? :hump:

Corey Gatewood Stats, News, Videos, Pictures, Bio - Stanford Cardinal - ESPN (http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/_/id/236982/corey-gatewood)

but the article here says Cb??

Corey Gatewood Signed To Replace Retired Vikings Cornerback Asher Allen - SB Nation Minnesota (http://minnesota.sbnation.com/minnesota-vikings/2012/6/4/3063890/asher-allen-retired-vikings-replacement)

singersp
06-05-2012, 06:44 AM
um, googled him & it shows he's a WR?? :hump:

Corey Gatewood Stats, News, Videos, Pictures, Bio - Stanford Cardinal - ESPN (http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/_/id/236982/corey-gatewood)

but the article here says Cb??

Corey Gatewood Signed To Replace Retired Vikings Cornerback Asher Allen - SB Nation Minnesota (http://minnesota.sbnation.com/minnesota-vikings/2012/6/4/3063890/asher-allen-retired-vikings-replacement)

It doesn't surprise me. It's the Spielman/Frazier mentality of taking a mediocre player, move him to a position he hasn't played before & hope like hell he turns into a superstar.

vikinggreg
06-05-2012, 09:35 AM
It doesn't surprise me. It's the Spielman/Frazier mentality of taking a mediocre player, move him to a position he hasn't played before & hope like hell he turns into a superstar.


He’s the DB/WR (http://thevikingage.com/2012/06/04/vikings-sign-dbwr-corey-gatewood/)


You might be wondering how Gatewood came to acquire the slash. Well he started out at Stanford as a cornerback but switched to receiver at the beginning of the 2011 season. Then near the end of the season coaches had him switch back.

Looks like this guy has played the position before, a bit surprised the ole newhound did find this

C Mac D
06-05-2012, 09:38 AM
Looks like this guy has been reading my posts: http://www.purplepride.org/f2/asher-allen-1110057/#post1124524

Johnson14
06-05-2012, 02:55 PM
It doesn't surprise me. It's the Spielman/Frazier mentality of taking a mediocre player, move him to a position he hasn't played before & hope like hell he turns into a superstar.

:clap:

C Mac D
06-05-2012, 04:18 PM
It doesn't surprise me. It's the Spielman/Frazier mentality of taking a mediocre player, move him to a position he hasn't played before & hope like hell he turns into a superstar.
:clap:

When has Frazier done that before? I know Childress did it with Ryan D'imperio... but that's the only one that comes to mind.

Johnson14
06-05-2012, 04:38 PM
Frazier has played Webb at KR/WR would be my best example.

i_bleed_purple
06-05-2012, 04:41 PM
Frazier has played Webb at KR/WR would be my best example.

That, Trying Sauce at FB, realizing he's playing quite well then moving him out of the backfield for no apparent reason, Harvin on the outside, Charlie Johnson at T,

C Mac D
06-05-2012, 05:06 PM
That, Trying Sauce at FB, realizing he's playing quite well then moving him out of the backfield for no apparent reason, Harvin on the outside, Charlie Johnson at T,

Sauce played FB during the Mike Tice years too.

Harvin was used as a RB a lot in college. Their are interviews with Urban Meyer where he said thinking about using Harvin at WR/RB would keep him up at night. In 2011, Harvin averaged 6.6 ypa - so not that bad of a move.

Charlie Johnson was a T when we got him from the Colts.

What you're describing is more moving the pieces (players) around the field. A little different than changing positions from a DB to a WR (or LB to FB).

C Mac D
06-05-2012, 05:13 PM
Frazier has played Webb at KR/WR would be my best example.

That was also Childress.

Caine
06-05-2012, 05:49 PM
Well, now that all of our DB problems are solved, what other position should we throw a lot of low-to-mediocre talent guys at to fix? QB? DT? LB? WR?

Oh...wait...we already "fixed" our WR problems too.... I forgot.

Caine

vikinggreg
06-05-2012, 09:01 PM
Frazier has played Webb at KR/WR would be my best example.

He was draft as a wr by Childress but during the ota's they thought they'd keep him throwing.....may be Jackson should have be rotated in as a wr/kr during his tenure with the vikings :rolleyes:

Green moved Saucer to fb as well as Robert Tate a wr to corner when the Vikes had a shortage and he ended up staying for the rest of his career with stops in Baltimore and Arizona