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cajunvike
09-09-2005, 09:15 PM
It is on the second page of the article linked below:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=pasquarelli_len&id=2156530

A very encouraging assessment...we may not have to worry about the OL that much after all! :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

COJOMAY
09-09-2005, 09:27 PM
Anyone hear when he might be playing?

Prophet
09-09-2005, 09:30 PM
Good to hear, I don't put much weight into Pastabelly's comments though.

sunny
09-09-2005, 09:30 PM
Nice move by the Vikes. Lets hope he is as good as advertised.

akvikefan89
09-09-2005, 09:39 PM
It said in the article that he was considered by many to be better than the starting Center! :grin:

ShanePurpleBlood
09-09-2005, 09:42 PM
Hopefully he will take Withrows job, if Withrow sucks like I suspect he might.

mnvikes61
09-09-2005, 09:43 PM
is the browns starting center any good? because that could turn out not to mean much if the starting center for the browns really wasn't good

ultravikingfan
09-09-2005, 09:54 PM
"mnvikes61" wrote:

is the browns starting center any good? because that could turn out not to mean much if the starting center for the browns really wasn't good

Jeff Faine? Man, he is awful! They are really dissappointed in that guy so far. Especially since he was a 1st rounder.

mnvikes61
09-09-2005, 10:02 PM
well hopefully Fowler is head and shoulders better than Faine, i really don't know if Withrow is a good enough center to start all season for us.

hungryboy
09-09-2005, 10:26 PM
He is rated a 81 or 84 on madden

ShanePurpleBlood
09-09-2005, 10:29 PM
"hungryboy" wrote:

He is rated a 81 or 84 on madden

I have never put Withrow in my Madden (since Birk is still there), but I would bet Withrow is not in the low to mid 80's! Or Nat for that matter.

VKG4LFE
09-09-2005, 10:31 PM
"hungryboy" wrote:

He is rated a 81 or 84 on madden


Oooh, that makes me really excited about him! His ranking on a video game has no bearing on how good he really is!

ultravikingfan
09-09-2005, 11:03 PM
"VKG4LFE" wrote:

"hungryboy" wrote:

He is rated a 81 or 84 on madden


Oooh, that makes me really excited about him! His ranking on a video game has no bearing on how good he really is!

You mean that the rating on a video game does not have any bearing on how good he will be this year? Darn!

PurplePackerEater
09-09-2005, 11:18 PM
I suspect Fowler could very well be our starting center for years to come. Not because of an article, but because Birk is injury prone, overpaid, and overrated.

mnjamie
09-10-2005, 03:03 AM
"PurplePackerEater" wrote:

I suspect Fowler could very well be our starting center for years to come. Not because of an article, but because Birk is injury prone, overpaid, and overrated.


Please explain "overrated"?? The blocking calls he makes at the line are tremendous at times. Watch the O-line only once when he is in there and not just the WR's and RB's. He saves Daunte's butt as much as Daunte's physical ability does.

mvikes84
09-10-2005, 03:38 AM
"mnjamie" wrote:

"PurplePackerEater" wrote:

I suspect Fowler could very well be our starting center for years to come. Not because of an article, but because Birk is injury prone, overpaid, and overrated.


Please explain "overrated"?? The blocking calls he makes at the line are tremendous at times. Watch the O-line only once when he is in there and not just the WR's and RB's. He saves Daunte's butt as much as Daunte's physical ability does. Maybe when he plays. But he sure hasn't been saving anyones butt standing on the sidelines in street clothes all this time.

Mr. Purple
09-10-2005, 04:12 AM
Good move on our part. Good stuff

Lotza
09-10-2005, 04:35 AM
when people keep saying fowler i think of reggie...

PurplePeopleEaters
09-10-2005, 04:46 AM
Good move by the vikes. He could be our starter at Center. That would really help our struggling O-line.