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JDogg926
03-19-2005, 11:10 AM
.....breakout season with us.

Consider the facts:

He's got the speed to stretch the field.
He'd never had a good QB.
He'll be playing in a pass-friendly system, with arguably the most accurate passer in the game.
Even before Moss, Minnesota has been known for churning out quality WR's:

Look at Cris Carter, Anthony Carter, Jake Reed.


If we don't get Boldin or draft Williams or Edwards he's going to get a lot of balls thrown his way. Even if we do get one of those guys he'll still get good PT. I could see him catching 60-70 passes for over 1000 yards and double digit TD's.

happy camper
03-19-2005, 11:12 AM
yeah, i was pretty happy about getting him.

we just might have gotten another steal because of him.

vikes09
03-19-2005, 11:37 AM
in madden 04 hes rated 83!! lol.

XxS2TheEvoxX
03-19-2005, 11:53 AM
"JDogg926" wrote:

.....breakout season with us.

Consider the facts:

He's got the speed to stretch the field.
He'd never had a good QB.
He'll be playing in a pass-friendly system, with arguably the most accurate passer in the game.
Even before Moss, Minnesota has been known for churning out quality WR's:

Look at Cris Carter, Anthony Carter, Jake Reed.


If we don't get Boldin or draft Williams or Edwards he's going to get a lot of balls thrown his way. Even if we do get one of those guys he'll still get good PT. I could see him catching 60-70 passes for over 1000 yards and double digit TD's.

You're not crazy at all. Obviously if you were a 1st round pick and you're in the NFL still after a few years without being cut, you've got talent... There's a few exceptions to that though.

He's never had a great quarterback throwing him the ball like DC. If we don't draft a WR, then he'll probably be our #2 or #3 option. I could see him having a break-out year also.

ultravikingfan
03-19-2005, 12:52 PM
Travis will do much better with our Offense. I tend not to judge him by the Offense he came from. If he dropped a few balls, probably because he was surprised that they even got it close to him.

collegeguyjeff
03-19-2005, 01:10 PM
"JDogg926" wrote:

.....breakout season with us.

Consider the facts:

He's got the speed to stretch the field.
He'd never had a good QB.
He'll be playing in a pass-friendly system, with arguably the most accurate passer in the game.
Even before Moss, Minnesota has been known for churning out quality WR's:

Look at Cris Carter, Anthony Carter, Jake Reed.


If we don't get Boldin or draft Williams or Edwards he's going to get a lot of balls thrown his way. Even if we do get one of those guys he'll still get good PT. I could see him catching 60-70 passes for over 1000 yards and double digit TD's.

culpepper IS the most accurate passer in the game, he is the best. 80% of mannings touchdowns were 10 yards or less don't forget that is nothing special. and mcnabb throws lots of short passes too.

TheFloridianVikingFan
03-19-2005, 01:31 PM
all of mannings TD's were becuse he has and awsome recieveing core and all of his recievers were wide open...

V4L
03-19-2005, 01:35 PM
i agree... if anyone doesnt think Daunte is the most accurate just look at his completion percentages over the years! 70% is f'in awesome!

Paulbedy59
03-19-2005, 04:33 PM
I agree with you,.I think he will flourish here. Hell in the offense he was in Moss would have had a hard time,and thats saying something.. :salute:

misteralay
03-19-2005, 05:17 PM
Culpepper is the most accurate QB. but what happend when he was in the qb challenge in honolulu? hahaha

NavyVik
03-19-2005, 05:29 PM
Your Crazy, only because you wanted me to call you crazy.

Now, I too believe TT will have a great season. Something that everyone below Burleson on the depth chart couldn't do last season.

RandyMoss8404
03-19-2005, 05:47 PM
"TheFloridianVikingFan" wrote:

all of mannings TD's were becuse he has and awsome recieveing core and all of his recievers were wide open...

Marvin Harrison is always open, because he's the most precise runner in league history. He got shot down twice all year, by our boy Antoine Winny and Asante Samuel.

eclipse_2303
03-19-2005, 05:51 PM
He isn't going to have a breakout year as a 3rd WR.

KJ
03-19-2005, 06:12 PM
"eclipse_2303" wrote:

He isn't going to have a breakout year as a 3rd WR.Why's that? Brandon Stokley was able to have a breakout year as a 3rd WR, so why not Taylor?

sitandbehitski
03-19-2005, 07:24 PM
Who knows, maybe Marcus Robinson will get injured so he'll be #2. You never know what's going to happen, he might beat out the other guys for the #1 spot for all we know right now!!! All I know right now is that:

He was a former 1st round pick (yeah, yeah, alot of them are busts)

he played for the Ravens, one of the worst (if not the worst) passing teams in the league.

He's never been cut from team. (there's a difference between cut and not being resigned.)

Vikings Fan At MSU
03-19-2005, 09:42 PM
"JDogg926" wrote:

.....breakout season with us.

Consider the facts:

He's got the speed to stretch the field.
He'd never had a good QB.
He'll be playing in a pass-friendly system, with arguably the most accurate passer in the game.
Even before Moss, Minnesota has been known for churning out quality WR's:

Look at Cris Carter, Anthony Carter, Jake Reed.


If we don't get Boldin or draft Williams or Edwards he's going to get a lot of balls thrown his way. Even if we do get one of those guys he'll still get good PT. I could see him catching 60-70 passes for over 1000 yards and double digit TD's.


Last time i looked third recievers dont have those kind of numbers

ultravikingfan
03-19-2005, 09:47 PM
"misteralay" wrote:

Culpepper is the most accurate QB. but what happend when he was in the qb challenge in honolulu? hahaha

Probably hung-over! :lol:

viks_fan21
03-19-2005, 09:49 PM
Has Tice said that he will be a #3 receiver behind robinson, because i think that Travis Taylor will do better than Robinson.

eclipse_2303
03-19-2005, 10:49 PM
Taylor signed as the #3 reciever.

ItalianStallion
03-19-2005, 10:54 PM
Wait isn' t this the exact same situation as we had with Robinson last year, quite the breakout season he had for us. Don't put too much weight on Taylor...I don't expect a whole lot.

muchluv4smoot
03-19-2005, 10:58 PM
"ItalianStallion" wrote:

Wait isn' t this the exact same situation as we had with Robinson last year, quite the breakout season he had for us. Don't put too much weight on Taylor...I don't expect a whole lot.



Yeah, the ball will be spread around to mike williams, burleson, taylor, robinson and wiggins.

Vikings Fan At MSU
03-20-2005, 07:34 AM
"viks_fan21" wrote:

Has Tice said that he will be a #3 receiver behind robinson, because i think that Travis Taylor will do better than Robinson.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=rotowire-ravisaylorignswithik&prov=rotowire&type=lgns

Paulbedy59
03-20-2005, 07:48 AM
Don,t put to much faith in Tice calling him number 3. that can change as fast as the weather here in michigan.. :salute:

V4L
03-20-2005, 02:20 PM
I remember when Burleson and Taylor were battling for the 2nd spot behind Randy and Burleson got it.. I see Taylor being the 2nd also after training camp.. he is faster and can catch a little better.. all m-rob does it jump

vikez06
03-20-2005, 02:25 PM
M robinson doesnt do to good unless its opposite of a good reciever.. like moss

ElBarto
03-20-2005, 02:31 PM
You crazy Jdogg :wink:

If TT has more than 500-600 yards I'll be happy. I don't wanna rip into the guy before he's even played for us, but I don't see him having as big an impact as other people do.

Yes the Raven pass offence was pretty naff and yes Boller might not be the best QB in the league. But when the ball hits you between the numbers and you still drop it, it's not a good sign.

I hope he proves me wrong but I'm not getting overly excited by him being on the roster.

V4L
03-20-2005, 02:35 PM
he didnt have as many drops as ppl say he did... also he did have over 800 yards one year... as much as randy had last year ;) hah.. but yah when ya have success at running as much as they did there isnt a need to pass that much.. Taylor will be fine.. he isnt awesome but he is a quality pick up.. i still think we will draft a WR no doubt

WI-ULT-MOSS-FAN
03-20-2005, 03:34 PM
I am not sure myself about a break out year but from what I have heard/read he has the speed that I wouldnt be surprised if he moves up to no. 2 before the end of the year if he can make the catches and plays needed. I just hope he is the man to fit the spot, I like his attitude and his athleticism.

OregonViking
03-20-2005, 04:46 PM
Here's how Mike Tice put it:

The Minnesota Vikings have signed Taylor to a two-year contract. "Travis gives us a player with a tremendous amount of potential and the ability to be a game-breaker," coach Mike Tice said. "He will have the chance to showcase his skills with us."
(Updated 03/16/2005).

Fantasy Analysis
Taylor should be the No. 3 WR behind Nate Burleson and Marcus Robinson

http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/players/playerpage/187399

And here's a great Stats/History for Travis Taylor on the Batlimore Raven's website (while they leave it up).

http://www.baltimoreravens.com/template.php?subsection=player_bio&player_id=0000000023

Get to know your stable of Viking Wide Receivers! Travis, welcome to the Vikings! Marcus is in the groove, with veteran experience, leaping ability and leadership for whoever is new or coming along. Burleson is on fire. 'Nuff said. And K Campbell appears to not currently be carrying weapons while looking like the weed smoking guy in Scary Movie, with giant clouds of smoke wafting out of the car when he rolled down the windows to explain to the cops why he's driving down the wrong side of the road. (BTW, this is not what Men do, Kelly.) Ok. OG Campbell aside, let's not forget we also have soft handed barrel bodied Wiggins plowing across the middle, making DB's hold up thier coverage, rather than the other way around. We have Mewelde Moore who plays like a bionic power switchblade and I can't wait to see him lined up in the slot. SOD, Bennett, Moe can all catch the ball out of the backfield.

Sure, we're going to have well over 100 yard running per week. But I think Daunte Culpepper throws for 5000 yards this year. Seriously.

Gotta love it Viking Fans, we already have tremendous talent and good Draft Picks to go. Edwards and Williams both look incredible and there are an amazing number of great players in the entire draft. Everyone gets something at the Draft. We're going to improve our team no matter who we choose. :)

midgensa
03-20-2005, 05:05 PM
Once we draft Williams or Edwards and they show they are studs in the preseason and camp, then Taylor will battle for time with Robinson. Taylor has a little talent, but I definitely don't see a breakout year unless injuries strike.
As far as the Stokely comparision ... he can't have a year like that because our offense does not provide as many opportunities for a third receiver and utilizes the tight end and RB's a lot more than that Indy offense.
And whomever it was that said Manning is a product of his great receivers, blah blah blah, remember, Harrison, Wayne and Stokely were NOTHING before Peyton ... Harrison was already getting talked as a possible bust when Manning gave him some work ethic.

fourdoorchevelle
03-20-2005, 07:05 PM
travis tailer will have the oppurtunity that he's never had. the talant is suposed to be there. any body could end up being #1 and who knows maybe the nfl schemes will be to over whelming to a stand out rookie forcing him into the #3 fighting m rob

VikesRGreat
03-20-2005, 08:14 PM
"XxS2TheEvoxX" wrote:

"JDogg926" wrote:

.....breakout season with us.

Consider the facts:

He's got the speed to stretch the field.
He'd never had a good QB.
He'll be playing in a pass-friendly system, with arguably the most accurate passer in the game.
Even before Moss, Minnesota has been known for churning out quality WR's:

Look at Cris Carter, Anthony Carter, Jake Reed.


If we don't get Boldin or draft Williams or Edwards he's going to get a lot of balls thrown his way. Even if we do get one of those guys he'll still get good PT. I could see him catching 60-70 passes for over 1000 yards and double digit TD's.

You're not crazy at all. Obviously if you were a 1st round pick and you're in the NFL still after a few years without being cut, you've got talent... There's a few exceptions to that though.

He's never had a great quarterback throwing him the ball like DC. If we don't draft a WR, then he'll probably be our #2 or #3 option. I could see him having a break-out year also.

It dosent matter what you were picked at the only thing that counts is how you play.

Steamed Turtle
03-20-2005, 09:34 PM
"KJ" wrote:

"eclipse_2303" wrote:

He isn't going to have a breakout year as a 3rd WR.Why's that? Brandon Stokley was able to have a breakout year as a 3rd WR, so why not Taylor?

Because he has Peyton Manning throwing to him. :roll: ... :wink:

Paulbedy59
03-20-2005, 09:43 PM
Travis is the wildcard in all this.I hope he rises to the occasion and kicks ass! We have to wait and see.In my opinion he at least will be a 30 to 40 catch guy with about 7 TD,s. :salute:

cajunvike
03-21-2005, 01:05 PM
"Paulbedy59" wrote:

Travis is the wildcard in all this.I hope he rises to the occasion and kicks butt! We have to wait and see.In my opinion he at least will be a 30 to 40 catch guy with about 7 TD,s. :salute:

That would be more than adequate...coupled with a 1000-yard, 10-12 TD season from Burleson and decent contributions from Wiggy, MRob, K40, et al.

Del Rio
03-21-2005, 01:10 PM
Crazy

cajunvike
03-21-2005, 01:12 PM
"Del Rio" wrote:

Crazy

LOL! :lol:

PurpleAndy
03-21-2005, 01:24 PM
He isn't going to have a breakout year as a 3rd WR.

Randy Moss was the 3rd receiver behind Carter and Reed his rookie year.

I'm not by any means suggesting that Travis Taylor will have a Randyesque year, but let's not discredit the possibility of him having a breakout year just because he's slotted as the 3rd receiver in March.

RandyMoss8404
03-21-2005, 01:37 PM
Because Travis Taylor's such a burner :roll:

OregonViking
03-21-2005, 01:49 PM
I bet Taylor plays the entire game and not just when it suits him.