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    Vikes Sign Berrian

    Why?!!

    Sure, they need a wide receiver, but when you have a back like AP, you sign guys who can block for him. In Berrian's own words:

    ďIím not the greatest blocker. Iím not going to lie, but thatís what practice is for,Ē Berrian said. ďIím going to go out there, and Iím going to work at it. Iím definitely willing to throw my body out there. Iím definitely going to go out there and give my full effort. Iím not going to give a lackluster effort.Ē

    Vikings, free-agent receiver Bernard Berrian agree to 6-year deal - NFL - Yahoo! Sports

    Shoot, I'm thinking they should draft offensive linemen with two of their top four picks (1,2,3,3). And here the lock themselves in for six years with a skinny wideout! Sure they needed a wide receiver--but the right one!



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    Re: Vikes Sign Berrian

    I'm still hoping Moss returns home! :)



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    Re: Vikes Sign Berrian

    Quote Originally Posted by superman_101680 View Post
    I'm still hoping Moss returns home! :)
    There have been a couple reports that Minny does have interest in a New England free agent WR, unfortunately it isn't Moss. It's Jabar Gaffney. His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, is also the agent for Berrian so this may have some legs.



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    Re: Vikes Sign Berrian

    Now we need a QB who can get the ball to him. I hope Tavaris can do it but we need an excellent back-up just in case he can't.



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    Re: Vikes Sign Berrian

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    Why?!!

    Sure, they need a wide receiver, but when you have a back like AP, you sign guys who can block for him. In Berrian's own words:

    ďIím not the greatest blocker. Iím not going to lie, but thatís what practice is for,Ē Berrian said. ďIím going to go out there, and Iím going to work at it. Iím definitely willing to throw my body out there. Iím definitely going to go out there and give my full effort. Iím not going to give a lackluster effort.Ē

    Vikings, free-agent receiver Bernard Berrian agree to 6-year deal - NFL - Yahoo! Sports

    Shoot, I'm thinking they should draft offensive linemen with two of their top four picks (1,2,3,3). And here the lock themselves in for six years with a skinny wideout! Sure they needed a wide receiver--but the right one!
    To his credit, he recognizes that this isn't the best part of his game and he wants to get better at it. Blocking is one of the skills that a WR can improve on with effort and coaching. It's one of the skills that isn't directly correlated to the physical attributes that normally make WR's great.



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    Re: Vikes Sign Berrian

    Quote Originally Posted by zumbro clones View Post
    Now we need a QB who can get the ball to him. I hope Tavaris can do it but we need an excellent back-up just in case he can't.
    Maybe Culpepper AND Moss?



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    Re: Vikes Sign Berrian

    I really don't have a problem with this. He was the 2nd best wr available in FA (besides Moss), and wr is a huge need for the Vikes. They have plenty of cap room.



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    Re: Vikes Sign Berrian

    I'm not against getting Berrian either. I'm viewing this as a Berrian for Williamson trade......and Berrian is definitely an upgrade. He's not gonna be a true #1 star receiver, but its an upgrade. Hopefully he'll work on the blocking.



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    Re: Vikes Sign Berrian

    I think that stretching the field by a WR is up there in importance for a WR compared to a blocking WR. I think the BB will do a good job or doing this, now if TJ can just get him the ball down there before teams start not respecting the deep ball.


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    Re: Vikes Sign Berrian

    Pretty simple. If you have a WR threat you can't put 47 people on the line of scrimmage to stop the run. Kinda the same idea as having good guards and post players. Off to a quick start this FA season with 2 of the top 15 free agents now signed.



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    Re: Vikes Sign Berrian

    Somebody shoot me if Culpepper every comes back to the Vikings. A Qb with tiny girly hands who does that


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    Re: Vikes Sign Berrian

    Quote Originally Posted by superman_101680 View Post
    Maybe Culpepper AND Moss?
    Are you a packer fan?

    I liked Daunte while he was here. I now also like him being gone.


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    Re: Vikes Sign Berrian

    They would be wise to give Sage Rosenfels a good look at QB!


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    Re: Vikes Sign Berrian

    Quote Originally Posted by mike4cy View Post
    They would be wise to give Sage Rosenfels a good look at QB!
    That possibility seems dead now but I would have loved the move.


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    Re: Vikes Sign Berrian

    I think this is a great move, with AP, now you have an actual deep threat, not sure if the qb can deliver but he was a first year guy, cut him some slack.....I think this move will benefit Sydney Rice big time.....big Syd moves to the number 2 spot and i think this will help him develop, he's got big time talent....

    IMO, they need a threat at Tight end, someone who can block and stretch the middle of the field.....this would really help the passing game and moving the sticks to give it to AP 3 more times!!!!!



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