You guys ever think maybe they are keeping the defense together so that they can address the Oline in the draft? How about we see what they do in the draft first before we all whine and cry.
...or bring them back when they gain experiance/along with $ with other teams. Hey other teams have used these tactics for decades...49ers, Raiders, etc....
As a fan, it is invaluable to me to see you guys move heaven and earth to keep the right guys together. The bond in that locker room is clear and I love hearing our Vikes say the best part about playing here is their teammates.
Good teams win championships, not players, and it's only a matter of time until Zim hoists that Lombardi.
Bar is no talent id cut him now
At the expense of an entire offensive line though?
And the Offensive Line gets no attention. We can have the 2000 Ravens D and nothing will help our offensive line problems. Ok, maybe not the 2000 Ravens D, their offense was pretty inept.
Keep our own trash, we should be proud lololol
Spielman needs to be fired
Hopefully the Redneck Cousins lovers learn after that. Just because we needed a QB didn’t mean we had to reach for the first one available. #PonderPartTwo
It will be interesting to see how we address o line.
I really don’t care until we win a Super Bowl. Sick of all this talk and acceptance of mediocrity every single year.
If they want to clear more cap space, they'd probably have to consider trading Waynes. Hughes will be back eventually. Hill will hope continue to improve. Alexander can hold the slot. That makes Waynes the most expendable.
It's called renegotiate their contracts
Yeah cus that's been sooooo helpful!
Can we get rid of the grossly over-rated Cousins and get a REAL QB to navigate to and through the post-season?
How about use every draft pick for offensive line someone's gotta pan out.
Unless another position super stud falls in our lap at 18. We take a oline man with our first pick.. we need 2 stud oline starters out of this draft PEROID!!
They don’t need to draft o-line people... we can just wait until the other teams make their final preseason cuts and pick up the guys nobody else wants... just like every year.
With Easton leaving, it is even more imperative that the O-line be addressed.
When I played madden with the vikings and looked at the stats at the end of the season. Cousins had the most pressures and the most sacks and it wasn't even close. Cousins had 250 pressures and the next quarterback in 2nd was 50 pressures. So even madden knows how bad our o line is.
For goodness sake get an O line already that should be top priority
If that TE falls to us we gotta take him. I like to think speilman has a few tricks up his sleeve for more drafts picks
Is that really a question at this point? The Vikings have backed themselves into a corner where they now must draft TWO within the first three rounds. 31 other teams are going to be aware of that and that could be disastrous if they take advantage
I am sure that 90% of the fans believe that we only have two lineman on the team capable of starting. Elflein and O’Neill are the only ones I trust. I am confident that we will draft two lineman, grab at least 4 undrafted free agents, and trade for a quality starter. I think Waynes, Rhodes, or Griffen will not be a Viking at the start of the season.
Allow? Offense and o-line are and have been the biggest most dire needs on this team for years Zimmer and Spielman are both defensive guys and never put anywhere near the effort into offense that they do defense and it shows.
Nothing wrong with tight end position in my opinion, we definitely need a stronger o-line
Why does everyone think te is such a need
Nothing like pigeon holing yourself against 31 other teams on draft day.
DRAFT OLINE, Raise them in the system. Thats how the best Olines start. Look at Dallas...
Seems like they want to ignore the needs of the Oline again.
People need to take a deep breath. 1 of the DB's is being shopped, possibly for a draft pick or veteran OL . The way to build the OL is thru the draft.
If Rick doesn't get it right this off season, he will be shown the door.
They still have good tight ends, but cannot establish a running game without blocking. Draft the best OL available in the first two rounds. Then make them earn their spot.
If they dont get an o-line wont matter what happens.
We're gonna have to...we don't have anyone left. When Nick Easton chose the Saints over the Vikes....that speaks volumes to about the coaches.
Everyone that hates Barr can now thank him for saving the draft. Although at 17 you take the best available player even if it ain’t an oline!
If the Vikings fail to address the deficiencies with the offensive line in the draft, having a top notch defense will not carry the team to the playoffs! Spielman has to be willing in the draft to pass by a defensive player in the draft even if he's the best player available because the Vikings biggest need has been for years and still remains the offensive line!
I agree with Lindsey Hansen about drafting BPA. Although I was hoping to keep Easton here for a one year “prove your worth” contract since he has been injured. Now that we need at least two plug in starting ol’s, I think we need to either trade up or trade for a another second round pick so we can be assured that the BPA will be an o-lineman.
Make the overpaid QB block for himself.
I doubt if Rick Spielman doesn't already have this issue worked out. FA and the Draft work together. All signs point to the Vikings leaning towards OL and DL in this years Draft, but it's supposed to be deep in both positions so it wouldn't surprise me if #1 is neither position.
I definitely think we have to take the colts approach with two offensive lineman early on. This class actually has some decent depth at the OL position