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singersp
04-26-2006, 01:03 PM
Posted on Wed, Apr. 26, 2006

Moe Williams may resurface

BY SEAN JENSEN
Pioneer Press

The agent for former Vikings running back Moe Williams said it is presumptuous to assume his client will retire.

"It's not clear that he's retiring," agent Ethan Lock said Tuesday. "That's not accurate at all."

Williams, charged in the wake of a team boat party on Lake Minnetonka last fall, was found guilty of disorderly conduct last week.

He was acquitted of two other misdemeanors, indecent conduct and lewd or lascivious behavior. He was accused of touching the breasts of a dancer in a public space during the boat cruise.

Williams, a 31-year-old unrestricted free agent, has played 10 seasons in the NFL, nine with the Vikings.

For his career, Williams has rushed for 1,826 yards and 21 touchdowns in 132 games. He has caught 154 passes for 1,511 yards and four touchdowns.

Turf guru hired: The Vikings announced the hiring of George Toma, a nationally renowned field turf expert. He will work as the team's field consultant at the Winter Park practice facility.

Toma has been the NFL's turf consultant for every Super Bowl and was honored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001 when he received the Daniel F. Reeves Pioneer Award.

The Hall of Fame's announcement called him the "sport's preeminent groundskeeper."

Toma also served as the head groundskeeper for the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals for several years, and he worked on fields for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

"We are extremely impressed with George's knowledge and abilities," Vikings vice president of finance Steve Poppen said.

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V-Unit
04-26-2006, 04:32 PM
Is there any possibility we sign him back?

Signing him might not be a bad idea is the asking price isn't too high. I mean our running backs are very, very young right now. Who better than Moe Williams to be that saavy vet?

At the same time. The backfield is pretty crowded and may be even more crowded after the draft (especially if Cajun gets his wish). There is a bunch of untapped potential from Echimonde, Fason, and even Taylor.

When Moe does retire, I think he would make a great RB coach someday.

Prophet
04-26-2006, 04:33 PM
KFFL
NFL | M. Williams may be back
Wed, 26 Apr 2006 05:57:13 -0700

Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports agent Ethan Lock said Tuesday, April 25, free agent RB Moe Williams (Vikings) has not formally retired and may return to the NFL. "It's not clear that he's retiring," Lock said. "That's not accurate at all." Williams will have to find an NFL team willing to sign him.

VikesfaninWis
04-26-2006, 04:51 PM
I wonder if the Vikings are thinking of bringing him back with the news that it may still be awhile before Onterrio Smith comes back. I wouldn't mind seeing him come back, however I think it is equally as important to start getting the young guy (Fason) more involved, and possibly the third down specialist that Williams was..

damien927
04-26-2006, 05:15 PM
If they draft a running back, then I say don't sign him. If they don't, then I say go for it.

I doubt he will get signed by anyone because of the his triple threat...

1. Coming off injury
2. Showing signs of his age
3. the whole love boat thing

My guess is that we could tell him to keep in shape and "when" Moore gets hurt, we can bring him in a an injury replacement.

singersp
04-27-2006, 03:03 AM
"V-Unit" wrote:

Signing him might not be a bad idea is the asking price isn't too high. I mean our running backs are very, very young right now. Who better than Moe Williams to be that saavy vet?

What the fuck are you talking about? How much less do you want him to make?

Do you not realize that for the last 4 years he was only making $666,000 for a salary?

I may be wrong, but that's pretty close to the league minimum for a running back.

For what he's done in those 4 years, he should have gotten a bonus.

viks_fan21
04-27-2006, 03:08 AM
Moe is the ultimate team player. So hopefully he realizes that he is best suited in the Vikings organization as a less prominent job, such as ankle-taper, gatorade-filler, or paper cup re-filler.

ZDoy379
04-27-2006, 03:11 AM
onterrio smith's contract was terminated today so we dont have him anymore. we have taylor/moore/fason/echimonde

V-Unit
04-27-2006, 03:16 AM
"singersp" wrote:

"V-Unit" wrote:

Signing him might not be a bad idea is the asking price isn't too high. I mean our running backs are very, very young right now. Who better than Moe Williams to be that saavy vet?

What the F!!ck are you talking about? How much less do you want him to make?

Do you not realize that for the last 4 years he was only making $666,000 for a salary?

I may be wrong, but that's pretty close to the league minimum for a running back.

For what he's done in those 4 years, he should have gotten a bonus.

I stand corrected, I didn't realize, and I don't know what the f!!ck I was talking about. I was not suggesting a pay cut by any means, and I love for Moe Williams has done for the Vikings. So, if he still wants to play, what is holding us back from re-signing him. I was under the impression he was retiring all along, so I thought nothing of it, but not that I am thinking, ehy not bring back Moe?

sunny
04-27-2006, 03:52 PM
"singersp" wrote:

"V-Unit" wrote:

Signing him might not be a bad idea is the asking price isn't too high. I mean our running backs are very, very young right now. Who better than Moe Williams to be that saavy vet?

What the F!!ck are you talking about? How much less do you want him to make?

Do you not realize that for the last 4 years he was only making $666,000 for a salary?
I may be wrong, but that's pretty close to the league minimum for a running back.

For what he's done in those 4 years, he should have gotten a bonus.

I love it when someone says he's only making $666,000. To me thats a BOAT load of money :lol:

Yeah yeah I know in the NFL thats chicken feed but it is still a lot of money. Heck, he could buy 222,000 galons of gas with it :shock:

triedandtruevikesfan
04-27-2006, 03:56 PM
Bring back Moe!!!!!!!!!!!! He may not be the most flashy RB, but he has been our work horse. I would love to see him remain as our 3rd down and redzone back.

coreyd
04-27-2006, 03:56 PM
Ok so this might seem retarded. Last night I had a dream about the Minnesota Vikings. Not a huge thing cause I usually dream about the games. But before I even heard that O.Smith was released, and this with Moe, I had a dream that he was playing for the Vikings again.

When I woke up we were deep in the playoffs and he scored a touchdown that won us the game. I dont know. Kinda crazy.

PurplePumpkin
04-27-2006, 04:04 PM
"triedandtruevikesfan" wrote:

Bring back Moe!!!!!!!!!!!! He may not be the most flashy RB, but he has been our work horse. I would love to see him remain as our 3rd down and redzone back.

I couldn't agree more!:thumbright:

and I like your dream coreyd :angel7:

JDogg926
04-27-2006, 05:36 PM
We're crowded at RB right now.

I think Childress is looking to make Chester Taylor a 20 carry back.

If that's the case, it's already:

Chester Taylor
Mewelde Moore
Onterrio Smith?
Ciatrick Fason
Adamchinobe Echemandu

I love Moe, and if we bring him back, he's sure to carry more special teams value than most of the guys above. But if we've got a solid back in Chester Taylor, which has yet to be proven, although running behind Hutchinson and Birk, I think any of these guys can have success, a solid pass catcher and 3rd down back who can also return punts in Moore, a somewhat proven backup who can run people over in Smith, a big, solid goal line back in Echemandu, and someone with the potential of Fason that far down the depth chart, what's the need for another back.

And what's this about us drafting a running back???

I can't see the logic in that when we've got more pressing needs at LB, right side of the OL, possibly an eventual successor to Brad Johnson, and even at WR, especially with Burleson gone.

I can only see us going after a RB if it's one of those best talent available things, and we're still able to cover the other gaps.

Personally I'd like to see us get a QB, but not a Cutler or Leinart in the 1st round, like Charlie Whitehurst or someone in like the 3rd round.

I think, depending heavily on what's available, our first 3 picks should be.

LB
OT
WR

If Winston Justice OT, USC is still available in the first round, I'd say we go for him over a LB. LB seems to be one of the deepest positions available this draft.

VikesfaninWis
04-27-2006, 05:43 PM
"JDogg926" wrote:

We're crowded at RB right now.

I think Childress is looking to make Chester Taylor a 20 carry back.

If that's the case, it's already:

Chester Taylor
Mewelde Moore
Onterrio Smith?
Ciatrick Fason
Adamchinobe Echemandu

I love Moe, and if we bring him back, he's sure to carry more special teams value than most of the guys above. But if we've got a solid back in Chester Taylor, which has yet to be proven, although running behind Hutchinson and Birk, I think any of these guys can have success, a solid pass catcher and 3rd down back who can also return punts in Moore, a somewhat proven backup who can run people over in Smith, a big, solid goal line back in Echemandu, and someone with the potential of Fason that far down the depth chart, what's the need for another back.

And what's this about us drafting a running back???

I can't see the logic in that when we've got more pressing needs at LB, right side of the OL, possibly an eventual successor to Brad Johnson, and even at WR, especially with Burleson gone.

I can only see us going after a RB if it's one of those best talent available things, and we're still able to cover the other gaps.

Personally I'd like to see us get a QB, but not a Cutler or Leinart in the 1st round, like Charlie Whitehurst or someone in like the 3rd round.

I think, depending heavily on what's available, our first 3 picks should be.

LB
OT
WR

If Winston Justice OT, USC is still available in the first round, I'd say we go for him over a LB. LB seems to be one of the deepest positions available this draft.


Winston Justice will never be there when we pick at #17.. The only way we have a shot at him, is if we trade up to get him. If a good QB like Cutler, Leinart, or Young is still there at #17, I say take whoever is available. I strongly believe that we are trading up to get either Leinart, or Cutler.

marshallvike
04-27-2006, 10:37 PM
moe has done everything asked of him. give him the ball close and he will punch it through. he doesn't shoot off his mouth, or act like a fool when he scores. blue collar player. if we do not resign him i will be disappointed. he has been a joy to watch over the years.

olson_10
04-27-2006, 11:09 PM
lets get him back! we need a tough runner for goal-line situations

singersp
04-28-2006, 01:36 AM
"viks_fan21" wrote:

Moe is the ultimate team player. So hopefully he realizes that he is best suited in the Vikings organization as a less prominent job, such as ankle-taper, gatorade-filler, or paper cup re-filler.

:roll:

danimal292
04-28-2006, 02:43 AM
MOE IS THE MAN>>>>> As an organization I need we, in fact need to "pull a Moe Williams" put our heads down... run full steam... and take this work-horse back!

(Cause you know damn well when he did that sh!t you jumped off your couch all fired up and ready to fight)