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WinonaVike
09-04-2005, 07:38 PM
Does anyone else feel that Ryan Hoag earned a roster spot? I felt that he played well enough during the preseason to take at least Howry's spot. I realize that Howry is a supposed return specialist, but as was mentioned in an earlier post he doest impress all that much. Hoag made big plays when it really counted. 4th and 16 against the Seahawks Hoag made the catch to evntually allow them to win the game.

SJHILL
09-04-2005, 07:41 PM
I rather have Hoag than Howry. Howry needs to impress me.

FuadFan
09-04-2005, 07:45 PM
Yes he did, but Howry at least contributed something somebody tell me how a guy who did nothing like Kelly Campbell and is a loser during this year gets a roster spot over Hoag who work his butt off to deserve one. Tice must really like this loser for some reason to give him a spot for getting injured and contributing nothing but a loud mouth.

kramer9guy
09-04-2005, 07:50 PM
"FuadFan" wrote:

Yes he did, but Howry at least contributed something somebody tell me how a guy who did nothing like Kelly Campbell and is a loser during this year gets a roster spot over Hoag who work his butt off to deserve one. Tice must really like this loser for some reason to give him a spot for getting injured and contributing nothing but a loud mouth.

Agreed. Campbell should have been cut instead of Hoag.

V4L
09-04-2005, 07:53 PM
I'd take Hoag over Campbell and Howry anyday.. He contributed on Special teams and was a solid WR.. Did Chris Jones make the team?

Webby
09-04-2005, 08:00 PM
Further, Hoag cannot be placed on the practice squad anymore. I guess you can only be put on that for x number of years, and he's done that.

I really hope he can get picked up somewhere.

FuadFan
09-04-2005, 08:04 PM
The only WR's that made the roster were Howry and Campbell though one other guy Aaron Hosack is currently on the reserve non football injury list. I think we can put Jones on the practice squad but Hoag cannot be placed there so he is now gone.

V4L
09-04-2005, 08:06 PM
Oh man that sucks about Hoag.. I hope he goes somewhere and has a decent career! I really liked the MN kid.. He was mr. irrelivent too so that would have been cool to see him make the team and contribute

happy camper
09-04-2005, 08:18 PM
id take campell over hoag.

campell is made plays in real games. remember that catch he had against dallas last year? where he had to completely stretch out? amazing play.

natethegreat
09-04-2005, 08:51 PM
campbell did have a nice catch but it seems like he only has one of those a year and that doesn't help us that much, i was really impresses with hoag all offseason and i think he earned his spot

V4L
09-04-2005, 08:54 PM
"happy camper" wrote:

id take campell over hoag.

campell is made plays in real games. remember that catch he had against dallas last year? where he had to completely stretch out? amazing play.


He's made plays in real games because he has gotten a shot.. Hoag hasn't.. Also Campbell is speedy so he can just run past corners sometime.. All around I would say Hoag is a better WR

Mikecarter81
09-04-2005, 08:55 PM
I loved Hoag it sucks he didn't make the team, I thought he did everything right to make the team. Perhaps it was a cap decision. I mean the Vikings got some guaranteed money into Howry and Cambell.

Mike

catlikethief22
09-04-2005, 09:05 PM
I think Hoag shoulda made the team, but i also think keeping campbell was a smart thing to do. We should have cut howry, he's slow and he looks weak to me. Cambell is a good KR i remember he had one for a td last year but got called back on penalties. So i think he should be our KR instead of Howry.

magicci
09-04-2005, 09:07 PM
man i really liked hoag. i was shocked to read about his release. but i guess that just means we have too much talent like tice says and with this much talent and depth u have to let some good players go. now i know this sucks but i wouldnt have it any other way if you know what i mean.

kramer9guy
09-04-2005, 09:14 PM
Of course I'm gonna root for every member of the Vikings organization once we start playing the real games next weekend, but I must admit, I have a real hard time rooting for Campbell ever since his drug and gun charges. His big mouth has always been annoying but the crap he pulled during the offseason really takes the cake.

SKOL
09-04-2005, 09:27 PM
I'm disappointed in Hoag's release. I thought he earned a spot on the roster. He's probably as fast as Kelly Campbell (he was a former track star), but with better hands. I viewed him as a fast Chris Walsh. He would have been better at returns than 'Mr. Fair Catch' - Keenan Howry.

Ltrey33
09-04-2005, 09:57 PM
Man, we should start a "Hoag should have been kept" petition!

PurplePackerEater
09-04-2005, 10:28 PM
What's the point of Preseason if a guy plays his butt off and impresses people and STILL gets cut?? :???:

It goes to show that teams just put people out there just to "get through" the Preseason - the coaches already know who they want to play for them.

PurplePackerEater
09-04-2005, 10:32 PM
Hoag could have been the next Chris Walsh. :razz: