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singersp
09-17-2012, 07:22 AM
Billick says Vikings need more playmakers

Hartman: Billick says Vikings need more playmakers | StarTribune.com (http://www.startribune.com/featuredColumns/169981116.html)

Purple Floyd
09-17-2012, 07:24 AM
I thought that LT was going to give Ponder so much time that our playmakers were going to look just fine. Shucks......

i_bleed_purple
09-17-2012, 09:04 AM
If anybody actually watched the game, the commentating was terrible. Billick has NO idea what he is talking about half the time, between "Gerald Allen", Adam Vinatiera, and he can never figure out whether it's AP or Harvin who has the ball. One's big, strong, 6'2", 210lbs, the other is 5'11", 180. Not exactly terribly similar. I was watching with the old man, and he said this game made him strongly consider writing Fox to can those two clowns.

MaxVike
09-17-2012, 02:21 PM
If anybody actually watched the game, the commentating was terrible. Billick has NO idea what he is talking about half the time, between "Gerald Allen", Adam Vinatiera, and he can never figure out whether it's AP or Harvin who has the ball. One's big, strong, 6'2", 210lbs, the other is 5'11", 180. Not exactly terribly similar. I was watching with the old man, and he said this game made him strongly consider writing Fox to can those two clowns.

Whereas I completely agree with your points about his getting names wrong, etc. I also completely agree with Billick's point that the Vikes need more playmakers. Which, we've all illustrated, doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out or observe.

And, yes, we started a drinking game when Billick is on...take a drink when he pronounces, or, calls a name wrong. Play at your own risk!

Chazz
09-17-2012, 04:53 PM
Jerome Simpson will be back in a couple of weeks...lets wait till then to see how badly we need more playmakers. If the chemistry between him and Ponder is a good as has been billed, then we may not need WR quite as badly as people believe. We will just have to wait and see.

MaxVike
09-17-2012, 10:04 PM
Jerome Simpson will be back in a couple of weeks...lets wait till then to see how badly we need more playmakers. If the chemistry between him and Ponder is a good as has been billed, then we may not need WR quite as badly as people believe. We will just have to wait and see.

I do agree with your point, in fact, I am of the belief that Simpson's presence will change things. But, at the point Billick made the comment, he ain't wrong IMO.

Dibbzz
09-17-2012, 10:49 PM
I just don't get why we shouldn't take a risk an sign Burress to a 1 year deal. He'd only have to play 14 games with the bye week and would be an instant upgrade over Jenkins. Could help stretch the field and open up the running game more.

Marrdro
09-18-2012, 05:36 AM
If anybody actually watched the game, the commentating was terrible. Billick has NO idea what he is talking about half the time, between "Gerald Allen", Adam Vinatiera, and he can never figure out whether it's AP or Harvin who has the ball. One's big, strong, 6'2", 210lbs, the other is 5'11", 180. Not exactly terribly similar. I was watching with the old man, and he said this game made him strongly consider writing Fox to can those two clowns.
My daughter, HUGE JA FAN, was bitching at me for bitching at JA and then bitching at dipshit for calling him by the wrong name.

I was giggling the whole game.

Minniman
09-20-2012, 09:26 AM
Jerome Simpson will be back in a couple of weeks...lets wait till then to see how badly we need more playmakers. If the chemistry between him and Ponder is a good as has been billed, then we may not need WR quite as badly as people believe. We will just have to wait and see.
If we have to wait for one guy to play, we do not have enough playmakers. Great teams have depth.

tastywaves
09-20-2012, 10:09 AM
If we have to wait for one guy to play, we do not have enough playmakers. Great teams have depth.

Good point, and hoping for Simpson to be a savior is a bit ridiculous. We knew going into this year that our WR corps was average at best. I also understand why we didn't sell out for a WR last offseason. So many areas to rebuild, it's more about being opportunistic with what's available. If Ponder convinces the staff that he is our long term answer at QB, then next season I would expect WR to be at the top of our list...at least on offense. The rest of the offense is actually in pretty good shape, providing Ponder continues to improve.

vikesrgreat2
09-20-2012, 10:47 AM
If the Patriots trade Wes Welker, do you think it might be worth it to offer a 2013 second-round pick (or equivalent) to get him? He's 31 years old, but he might be an upgrade to the roster, given who we have at WR. Comments, anyone?

mountainviking
09-20-2012, 10:48 AM
I think we need Simpson to have even more of a breakout year than he did last year...

AND to add another true, deep weapon next off season. Anybody remember, "THREE-DEEP!!??"


I've been wondering about all the old vets too, but I just don't think any of TO, Ocho, or Burress etc are really going to be faster or more reliable than what we've already got. And could turn out to be bad for the locker room too.

Reignman
09-20-2012, 11:38 AM
Yeah Ball-lick is quickly climbing up my list of least favorite announcers. He was a good coach so I wish he'd return to the sidelines. I wouldn't even mind seeing us go after him when we can Frazier at the bye week haha.

But yeah it's obvious we need another play maker. Personally I'd love to have Welker, but I'm not sure where he'd fit in because we already have Harvin in that role. We really need a deep threat, and Welker wouldn't make sense for a team that's supposedly rebuilding. However, having Harvin on 1 side of the ball and Welker on the other would have to make defenses nervous.

thorshammer
09-20-2012, 03:30 PM
Good point, and hoping for Simpson to be a savior is a bit ridiculous. We knew going into this year that our WR corps was average at best. I also understand why we didn't sell out for a WR last offseason. So many areas to rebuild, it's more about being opportunistic with what's available. If Ponder convinces the staff that he is our long term answer at QB, then next season I would expect WR to be at the top of our list...at least on offense. The rest of the offense is actually in pretty good shape, providing Ponder continues to improve.
Agree with above. Well put. Offense could be pretty good with a WR to compliment Percy. We are good a RB and our O line is getting better. Hope Simpson works out then we can fix the D next year.