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PurplePharaoh
03-21-2005, 02:15 PM
Vikings: Elling to get another chance

by Fanball Staff - Fanball.com
Monday, March 21, 2005

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The Vikings addressed their defensive needs via free agency, but they neglected to sign a kicker to replace Morten Andersen. Although drafting a kicker remains a possibility, Vikings' officials have indicated that they intend to give Aaron Elling another chance to win the starting job, according to Monday's Star Tribune. Elling lost his job and later suffered a broken ankle last season.

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This news leads us to believe that the Vikings are targeting Ohio State kicker Mike Nugent in the draft. Head coach Mike Tice has been infuriated by the kicking game throughout his tenure, so it's hard to imagine he's willing to roll the dice on Elling again, especially when the third-year kicker is returning from a significant injury.

Articnv
03-21-2005, 02:17 PM
he had one to many chances to prove how he sucks. lets go nugent in the 2nd rnd

PurplePeopleEaters
03-21-2005, 02:34 PM
NO!

does anyone remember in pre-season where he missed 3 xp or something like that?

Skyliner
03-21-2005, 02:51 PM
I'd hate to use a second round draft pick on a kicker but Elling??? Could be using Elling as a cover to see if Nugent could drop down from the second round. But personnally i'd rather throw the ball on fourth downs then hope that Elling can make the field goal.

chennegar
03-21-2005, 02:57 PM
Exactly, would be much more successful leaving the ball in Culpeppers hands rather than the foot of Elling.

sabatajh
03-21-2005, 02:58 PM
I think tice is just trying to give the impression we will draft RB at 7 and stick with Elling so we can really get williams and nuge for sure its all smoke screens elling is garbage his only half way decent strength was kick offs but oh well nuge can handle that and is even got a stronger leg.......Im willin to bet Nuge can kick with acuracy farther that elling can chuck a football lol hes garbage

V4L
03-21-2005, 03:00 PM
Im all for using Elling one last time if we get enough talent in the draft... 7th Mike williams- 18th Eramus James- 2nd round Chris Henry

michaelmazid
03-21-2005, 03:03 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. we need that nugget guy whoever he is. I have never seen him play but i hear is goooood

DefensivePlaymaker
03-21-2005, 03:21 PM
"PurplePharaoh" wrote:

Vikings: Elling to get another chance

by Fanball Staff - Fanball.com
Monday, March 21, 2005

News
The Vikings addressed their defensive needs via free agency, but they neglected to sign a kicker to replace Morten Andersen. Although drafting a kicker remains a possibility, Vikings' officials have indicated that they intend to give Aaron Elling another chance to win the starting job, according to Monday's Star Tribune. Elling lost his job and later suffered a broken ankle last season.

Views
This news leads us to believe that the Vikings are targeting Ohio State kicker Mike Nugent in the draft. Head coach Mike Tice has been infuriated by the kicking game throughout his tenure, so it's hard to imagine he's willing to roll the dice on Elling again, especially when the third-year kicker is returning from a significant injury.




can elling, he sucks....draft the Nuge in the 2nd round!

muchluv4smoot
03-21-2005, 03:28 PM
From VU:
* More than a couple mock drafts have the Vikings taking Ohio State kicker Mike Nugent with their second-round pick. The only way that happens is if Scott Studwell is bound and gagged – and that’s considered mutiny in the war room.


This doesn't sound too promising that we want to take nugent. I sure as hell hope we do, elling had his shots, too many of them already.

muchluv4smoot
03-21-2005, 03:37 PM
Although this paints a different picture or our interest in nugent.

http://www.startribune.com/stories/1405/5303738.html



KAPALUA, HAWAII -- The Vikings' active foray into free agency is unlikely to include one position that has troubled them for three seasons. After surveying the few veterans available, the Vikings have decided to look elsewhere in their search for a placekicker.

The Vikings will not sign a free-agent kicker, Vice President of Football Operations Rob Brzezinski said Sunday. That decision means the Vikings either will draft a kicker or give Aaron Elling one final chance to earn the job in training camp.

Although internal draft meetings haven't begun, the team has paid special attention to Ohio State kicker Mike Nugent -- a rare kicking prospect who has been projected as a second- or third-round draft pick in the April draft.

Whether or not Nugent lands in Minnesota, the Vikings appear set on bringing Elling to camp this summer. Elling, the team's primary kicker in 2003, lost his job last summer and saw his stint as a kickoff specialist end after seven games because of a broken ankle.

The team is also likely to re-sign kickoff specialist Jose Cortez if neither Elling nor a drafted kicker wins the job. That could lead to veteran Morten Andersen teaming with Cortez; the Vikings, however, would prefer not to carry a kickoff specialist on their 53-man roster.

x-ray jeff
03-21-2005, 04:09 PM
Why doesn't Cortez kick field goals and PAT? Seems like he has a strong leg,is he that inaccurate/inconsistent?
It looks like we are keeping Darren Bennett as our punter,can he be counted on to back up our kicker in case of injury?

PurplePharaoh
03-21-2005, 04:16 PM
Cortez was a good kicker for the 49ers. He missed a few field goals and lost confidence, and soon after his job. Im in Oregon and Cortez lives in Oregon as well, driving UPS trucks. So in this part of the NFL world I get alot of 49er and Raider games...I remember Cortez being good at first then tailing off.

The Colts have 2 good kickers and I dont see them both being on the team week 1 of the season. The Vikings may need to get one of those guys.

briboy75
03-21-2005, 04:52 PM
"PurplePharaoh" wrote:



Views
This news leads us to believe that the Vikings are targeting Ohio State kicker Mike Nugent in the draft. Head coach Mike Tice has been infuriated by the kicking game throughout his tenure, so it's hard to imagine he's willing to roll the dice on Elling again, especially when the third-year kicker is returning from a significant injury.



And this leads me to believe Aaron Elling has naked pics of Tices wife. What the hell is he still doing on the team? Why does Tice like him so much?

sitandbehitski
03-21-2005, 05:01 PM
Who are the two kickers on the Colts roster? I know they have Mike Vander-dumb@$$/canadian, but who's the other guy who's good?

ultravikingfan
03-21-2005, 05:16 PM
Didn't Elling play in Europe to improve in the offseason?

KennyJman
03-21-2005, 05:40 PM
Oh please God tell me this not true. He might be able to miss a barn! If he was inside it!

If he does come back here is one thing you will not see too often :cheers:

If Nugent is gone, there are several other decent kickers that we draft on Day 2. For instance, Yelk from Iowa State. He ain't great, but he ain't bad.

muchluv4smoot
03-21-2005, 05:44 PM
If we pass on nugent in round 2, look for miami to take him with the #2 pick in round 3. They fel in love with him at the senior bowl. Then they will release mare, who they haven't been too happy with in the past few years. If that happens, we better get him then, cause even a struggling mare is better than elling. How many chances does elling get?

XxS2TheEvoxX
03-21-2005, 06:38 PM
"muchluv4smoot" wrote:

If we pass on nugent in round 2, look for miami to take him with the #2 pick in round 3. They fel in love with him at the senior bowl. Then they will release mare, who they haven't been too happy with in the past few years. If that happens, we better get him then, cause even a struggling mare is better than elling. How many chances does elling get?

Miami has the #4 in the 3rd because of the Lamar Gordon/Ogunleye-Booker trade.

But still, that's before us. :oops:

muchluv4smoot
03-21-2005, 06:55 PM
"XxS2TheEvoxX" wrote:

"muchluv4smoot" wrote:

If we pass on nugent in round 2, look for miami to take him with the #2 pick in round 3. They fel in love with him at the senior bowl. Then they will release mare, who they haven't been too happy with in the past few years. If that happens, we better get him then, cause even a struggling mare is better than elling. How many chances does elling get?

Miami has the #4 in the 3rd because of the Lamar Gordon/Ogunleye-Booker trade.

But still, that's before us. :oops:


Yeah, I forgot about that. My bad. Still, they want him and will snatch him in the 3rd, if we pass on him at 49. Is Mare good enough for us?

JimFlyinsaucer
03-21-2005, 08:03 PM
Hey, whatever happened to lil' Dan Orner? He was fine in preseason last year.

Angryviking
03-21-2005, 08:59 PM
Is Elling that moron kicker who couldn't even kick a PAT????

vikefan4ever
03-21-2005, 09:07 PM
Dan orner is the one thats going to the NFL europe this year. I think that kid could be a good kicker in the NFL from what I saw in preseason and training camp.

Angryviking
03-21-2005, 09:08 PM
"Angryviking" wrote:

Is Elling that silly guy kicker who couldn't even kick a PAT????

Lol that isn't exactly what i wrote but ok :)

ElBarto
03-21-2005, 09:12 PM
"briboy75" wrote:

"PurplePharaoh" wrote:



Views
This news leads us to believe that the Vikings are targeting Ohio State kicker Mike Nugent in the draft. Head coach Mike Tice has been infuriated by the kicking game throughout his tenure, so it's hard to imagine he's willing to roll the dice on Elling again, especially when the third-year kicker is returning from a significant injury.



And this leads me to believe Aaron Elling has naked pics of Tices wife. What the hell is he still doing on the team? Why does Tice like him so much?

He sells his SB tickets to Tice :lol:

Seriously we've cut him once, what's changed that can make Tice feel he could be the man this time around.

JimFlyinsaucer
03-21-2005, 09:17 PM
Tice, I think, has a thing about not letting players go. Look how long it took him to finally bench and ultimately dump Hovan. We're still looking at the possibility of Bennett starting, and although he has more talent than Hovan, he simply can't be counted on. And then there's Raonall Smith. He has been given every chance, and I don't know that he's ever lasted a GAME without getting hurt.

slowlow
03-22-2005, 12:52 PM
i thought we had cortez
elling blows he sucks soo bad he sucks

cajunvike
03-22-2005, 12:58 PM
"briboy75" wrote:

"PurplePharaoh" wrote:



Views
This news leads us to believe that the Vikings are targeting Ohio State kicker Mike Nugent in the draft. Head coach Mike Tice has been infuriated by the kicking game throughout his tenure, so it's hard to imagine he's willing to roll the dice on Elling again, especially when the third-year kicker is returning from a significant injury.



And this leads me to believe Aaron Elling has naked pics of Tices wife. What the hell is he still doing on the team? Why does Tice like him so much?

Is Tice's wife hot? If so, please post pics.