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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Williams Wall appeal

Ultimately, free agent defensive ends want to get paid. But they also want to produce, and no club offers a better opportunity to do that than Minnesota. With Pro Bowl tackles Pat Williams and Kevin Williams inside, the outside pass rushers will mostly face one-on-ones. One elite pass rusher could be the final key piece to the Vikings' defense asserting itself as one of the league's best.

As the New York Giants showed, a potent four-man pass rush covers up holes in the secondary and empowers a defense to try a lot of different things.

The Vikings are believed to be considering Bobby McCray, Antwan Odom and Justin Smith. All three are versatile enough to play on both sides and effectively defend the run and pass. But, again, with the Williams Wall around, they probably can focus more on rushing the passer.

Given the need, the Vikings will pay handsomely, and they provide the best chance to put up big numbers.

On an aside, the Philadelphia Eagles just released DE Jevon Kearse.

The Freak isn't what he once was. But, if he can get healthy again, he still could give some quality snaps and pick up some quality sacks.

2 Comments:

Blogger Bryan Horwath said...

First of all, is there a different kind other than "quality sack"? I think the Vikings would take any sack at any time after watching them the past 15 years. Second, Kearse is good, yes we know this, but he's always injured. Do we really need another injury-prone defensive end? We need the kid from Cincinnati and probably need to draft a D End in one of the first two rounds of the draft. Although, Kearse is from Philly and we all know that if you once played for the Eagles, then Brad Childress will have you at the top of his list no matter what your production level was (see Holcomb and Billy Mc-whatever-his-name-is). By the way, that Favre thing was real -- I don't think it was a mistake. I don't have inside info, but I believe he is retiring and some people are trying to talk him out of it, that's why that story was pulled from the GB website. Hey, Brett: nice pass against the Giants. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. I'll bet you cheeseheads are still crying in your Miller Lite

4:00 PM  
Blogger Jared said...

How about a trade for Jason Taylor in Miami? He still have 3 or 4 good years left in him and is still a highly productive player. Playing along side the Williams would make him even better.

How much do you think the Vikings would be willing to offer for Jason Taylor?

6:17 PM  

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