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As General Manager in three previous posts, Detroit, Chicago, and Miami, Rick Spielman was constantly under fire for player personnel moves. His decisions led to his dismissal from all three posts and resulted in his taking a position with the Minnesota Vikings that clearly was at least a partial step down from his previous jobs. Perhaps during his years as a personnel executive in the NFL, newly minted Minnesota Vikings' General Manager Rick Spielman has figured things out. As Vikings' Vice President of Player Personnel, Spielman contributed to identifying several players, however limited in base, now considered the heart of the team's current talent base--Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin, John Sullivan, Kyle Rudolph, and Jared Allen. He also contributed to the decision-making that brought Brian Robison, Christian Ponder, Joe Webb, and Toby Gerhart to the team; though each of these players have shown promise, none have been consistent and all are still viewed as question marks in ...
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