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sleepagent
01-07-2006, 05:34 PM
Very Interesting to see that Bud Grant was involved in the interview process with Brad Childress. I can only wonder if Bud Grant has been considered for the GM position (that really is a GM position, but it's not called a GM position). I don't know if he's sick of fishing yet, but wow what a great opportunity for us if he'd accept.

Freya
01-07-2006, 05:40 PM
I like that idea.

singersp
01-07-2006, 05:43 PM
I think Bud has earned his retirement & should enjoy life with his 4 greatest loves;

Family, Vikings football, hunting & fishing.

I'm greatful that Bud is on our staff as as a consultant.

But if he were GM it would be more of a full time position & too "tasking" & that would take a great deal of time away from his other loves.

It would be a great honor to him to offer the job though, although I feel he would turn them down.

Wiggles67
01-07-2006, 07:23 PM
I would love to see him as our GM but I would have to agree with singer...I just dont see it happening

COJOMAY
01-07-2006, 08:26 PM
But if he were GM it would be more of a full time position & too "tasking" & that would take a great deal of time away from his other loves.
Exactly Singer. He loves teaching his grandkids hunting and fishing and the outdoors. Be thanksful we got him as much as we do.

jackyl
01-07-2006, 09:16 PM
Paul Krause for GM.....

Mr. Purple
01-07-2006, 09:18 PM
We just gotta move on, Bud is old and moved on, hes still around the Viking orginization but just becuase he loves the team. Its a new era...we're gonna get ourselfs a "new" Bud Grant ala Brad Childress!

ChezPizmo
01-07-2006, 09:27 PM
Wow.. but wouldn't that be amazing if he DID?

ultravikingfan
01-07-2006, 10:28 PM
"sleepagent" wrote:

Very Interesting to see that Bud Grant was involved in the interview process with Brad Childress. I can only wonder if Bud Grant has been considered for the GM position (that really is a GM position, but it's not called a GM position). I don't know if he's sick of fishing yet, but wow what a great opportunity for us if he'd accept.

Thats because he is a consultant.

Its not like he just voluteered to help us out because we have issues.

DEVIKINGFAN!
01-07-2006, 10:37 PM
"jackyl" wrote:

Paul Krause for GM.....

I would love to see that too, but I think he is also loving the time he has with his family....

jackyl
01-08-2006, 02:53 AM
"DEVIKINGFAN!" wrote:

"jackyl" wrote:

Paul Krause for GM.....

I would love to see that too, but I think he is also loving the time he has with his family....

Paul WANTS the job.

cajunvike
01-08-2006, 07:24 AM
"jackyl" wrote:

"DEVIKINGFAN!" wrote:

"jackyl" wrote:

Paul Krause for GM.....

I would love to see that too, but I think he is also loving the time he has with his family....

Paul WANTS the job.

But what would the "job" really entail if it isn't REALLY a true GM position?

magicci
01-08-2006, 07:26 AM
i envy u jackyl

jackyl
01-08-2006, 03:25 PM
"cajunvike" wrote:

"jackyl" wrote:

"DEVIKINGFAN!" wrote:

"jackyl" wrote:

Paul Krause for GM.....

I would love to see that too, but I think he is also loving the time he has with his family....

Paul WANTS the job.

But what would the "job" really entail if it isn't REALLY a true GM position?

Someone to look at and evaluate FOOTBALL players, and not track stars that are lightning fast, but can't play a lick. Napo is a great athlete, and fast for a LB, but we all saw what he did on the field. Speed isn't everything, and some PPD seem to think it is. There's more to a great football player than a 40 time. Look at Krause for example. He still holds the record for career int's and in today's game probably wouldn't get a second look because he didn't run a 4.4.

DEVIKINGFAN!
01-08-2006, 06:53 PM
"jackyl" wrote:

"cajunvike" wrote:

"jackyl" wrote:

"DEVIKINGFAN!" wrote:

"jackyl" wrote:

Paul Krause for GM.....

I would love to see that too, but I think he is also loving the time he has with his family....

Paul WANTS the job.

But what would the "job" really entail if it isn't REALLY a true GM position?

Someone to look at and evaluate FOOTBALL players, and not track stars that are lightning fast, but can't play a lick. Napo is a great athlete, and fast for a LB, but we all saw what he did on the field. Speed isn't everything, and some PPD seem to think it is. There's more to a great football player than a 40 time. Look at Krause for example. He still holds the record for career int's and in today's game probably wouldn't get a second look because he didn't run a 4.4.

Is Bud pushing for him?? I would love to see more of a return of the hardcore old days Vikes and it sounds like thats whats going on w/Childress and his going to shore burning comment. Is Studwell being retained in scouting???

DEVIKINGFAN!
01-11-2006, 01:16 AM
I read somewhere that Paul K's record is considered "unbreakable" with our current crop of backfield players. That does not mean that it won't be broken, it would take the current contenders at least 10 INT's per year for the remainder of thier careers. I always had great respect for PK, great player, devoted family man, brought much respect to his team, and the NFL......

midgensa
01-11-2006, 01:31 AM
"DEVIKINGFAN!" wrote:

I read somewhere that Paul K's record is considered "unbreakable" with our current crop of backfield players. That does not mean that it won't be broken, it would take the current contenders at least 10 INT's per year for the remainder of thier careers. I always had great respect for PK, great player, devoted family man, brought much respect to his team, and the NFL......

Depends on how long their careers are some players like DeAngelo Hall could make a run if he can get 6 a year for the next ten years (he would only be 32 or 33 then) he would have 68 ... but you are right ... it would be damn hard for anyone to get there ... Ty Law leads active players with 46 and he is 31 and has no more than four years left.

DEVIKINGFAN!
01-11-2006, 01:43 AM
Paul had 81, so if DH had a couple outstanding years he could do it but its doubtful.... Paul played in an era where you still had to work in the off-season to live the life and players would play for the love of the game not the amount in the account.

ultravikingfan
01-11-2006, 02:06 AM
Nobody will beat Paul's record.

cajunvike
01-11-2006, 02:32 AM
"jackyl" wrote:

"cajunvike" wrote:

"jackyl" wrote:

"DEVIKINGFAN!" wrote:

"jackyl" wrote:

Paul Krause for GM.....

I would love to see that too, but I think he is also loving the time he has with his family....

Paul WANTS the job.

But what would the "job" really entail if it isn't REALLY a true GM position?

Someone to look at and evaluate FOOTBALL players, and not track stars that are lightning fast, but can't play a lick. Napo is a great athlete, and fast for a LB, but we all saw what he did on the field. Speed isn't everything, and some PPD seem to think it is. There's more to a great football player than a 40 time. Look at Krause for example. He still holds the record for career int's and in today's game probably wouldn't get a second look because he didn't run a 4.4.

But what are his qualifications? I will always be a huge fan of PK since I actually got to see him play on TV many times back in the day, but can he really do the job...or is this just for nostalgia's sake (no offense to Paul)?