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mountainviking
03-13-2016, 01:29 PM
I'm pretty sure we were all at least a bit surprised by our resigning of Sendejo, or, at least by the level of commitment that his salary seemed to indicate. Actually, there are no guarantees after 1 year. Personally, I was surprised to see we were still talking to Iloka and ended up signing Griffin afterwards...I mean, assuming we keep Smith, that is going to be a sizeable chunk of salary going to 2 S. And, we already have some young depth options in training there too. Makes me wonder, other than the obvious, competition at every position, do you see any other plans in motion here? Could we be looking to trot out a 3 safety set in certain circumstances...? Possibly rotate MG and AS depending on the matchup? Or, might we be thinking of trading Smith!??

As for competition, who do you think will end up starting?

http://www.nfl.com/player/michaelgriffin/2495614/profile

http://www.nfl.com/player/andrewsendejo/2525323/profile

That looks like 2 very different career arcs there. Sendejo went 4 years without starting a game, and barely playing STs and eventually turned a backup gig into a full time starter. Griffin came in as a 1st round draft pick and tore up the league in year 2 with 75 tackles, a sack, 11 passes defensed and 7 INTs. His first 5 years he had 7 or more PDs and double digits twice. While his pass D #s have fallen off significantly since then, he has still tallied over 100 tackles the past 2 years.

Positive or Negative? Griffin's 9 years are full of experience, starting nearly every game since year 2, but also wear and tear. Sendejo basically didn't play for 4 years and only has 2 years of starting, and thus wear n tear. As long as there isn't any lingering injury issues, I'd guess the experience wins this one. I'm guessing, that Griffin is going to be better vs. the pass.

Or do any of you think Smith might be more expensive than we're comfortable with committing too...? I mean, he's likely looking for 10+/year as a top guy, might Zimmer rather spend the big bucks on the pass rush up front and coach up the back end? Hmmmm... :confused:

http://overthecap.com/position/safety/

And that is why I find the off season so interesting...the puzzle of where do you spend and where to save to build the team with the best chance of winning it all!?! ;)

SKOL VIKINGS!!!

snowinapril
03-14-2016, 09:56 PM
I'm pretty sure we were all at least a bit surprised by our resigning of Sendejo, or, at least by the level of commitment that his salary seemed to indicate. Actually, there are no guarantees after 1 year. Personally, I was surprised to see we were still talking to Iloka and ended up signing Griffin afterwards...I mean, assuming we keep Smith, that is going to be a sizeable chunk of salary going to 2 S. And, we already have some young depth options in training there too. Makes me wonder, other than the obvious, competition at every position, do you see any other plans in motion here? Could we be looking to trot out a 3 safety set in certain circumstances...? Possibly rotate MG and AS depending on the matchup? Or, might we be thinking of trading Smith!??

As for competition, who do you think will end up starting?

http://www.nfl.com/player/michaelgriffin/2495614/profile

http://www.nfl.com/player/andrewsendejo/2525323/profile

That looks like 2 very different career arcs there. Sendejo went 4 years without starting a game, and barely playing STs and eventually turned a backup gig into a full time starter. Griffin came in as a 1st round draft pick and tore up the league in year 2 with 75 tackles, a sack, 11 passes defensed and 7 INTs. His first 5 years he had 7 or more PDs and double digits twice. While his pass D #s have fallen off significantly since then, he has still tallied over 100 tackles the past 2 years.

Positive or Negative? Griffin's 9 years are full of experience, starting nearly every game since year 2, but also wear and tear. Sendejo basically didn't play for 4 years and only has 2 years of starting, and thus wear n tear. As long as there isn't any lingering injury issues, I'd guess the experience wins this one. I'm guessing, that Griffin is going to be better vs. the pass.

Or do any of you think Smith might be more expensive than we're comfortable with committing too...? I mean, he's likely looking for 10+/year as a top guy, might Zimmer rather spend the big bucks on the pass rush up front and coach up the back end? Hmmmm... :confused:

http://overthecap.com/position/safety/

And that is why I find the off season so interesting...the puzzle of where do you spend and where to save to build the team with the best chance of winning it all!?! ;)

SKOL VIKINGS!!!

We need to get them into OTA and Spring Training. Grif said he is here to compete in his interview.

I think there is a premium to pay in making sure you have talented back ups. The experiences is huge. I think this was a good move.

The draft will be interesting.