Is it worth it to trade proven players for draft picks?

The biggest topic of discussion for Kansas City Chiefs fans right now is whether the team should trade Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry, as first brought up by Kansas City Star columnist Sam Mellinger. The idea got me to thinking – what’s the history of players that were traded for draft picks? Who typically wins the trade; is it the team that ends up with the draft pick(s), or the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Ranking Their No. 1 Draft Picks Since 2000

The first pick in a draft is always a high pressure one. The expectation is that any player chosen in the first round will be able to come into their new team and make an instant impact in the NFL. Some rise to the challenge, immediately looking like veterans and as if they were born to strut their stuff on the highest stage. For others the pressure becomes too much and they fall...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: 5 Biggest Draft Day Regrets in Team History

The Purple People Eaters. Fran Tarkenton. Chuck Foreman. Names that will forever live in Minnesota Vikings lore. The years have either been very good to the franchise – with four Super Bowl appearances with nothing to show for it. A great run in the late 1980s and a team that has teetered back and forth as a playoff contender and a high drafting franchise. For all the players that...
Via Football Nation
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Metrodome Explodes, and Buries Our Horrible Nightmares

Destruction of the "Place That Kirby Built" (I just made that up) continued early Sunday morning as some of the most notable explosions rocked the former home of the Minnesota Vikings. The upper "ring beam" of the Metrodome saw some AC/DC, TNT Dynamite Sunday, with lots of debris and loud noises assaulted the building, reducing even more of it to rubble. AND...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Vikings worst draft pick ever could be a wide receiver!

Could Troy Williamson be the worst Minnesota Vikings draft pick in their entire history? Williamson was taken with the seventh overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft. Williamson was taken with the pick that the Vikings got from the Oakland Raiders in return for Randy Moss. The Vikings were looking for a deep play threat and Williamson pulled out a 4.32 40 at the combine. After his...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Hitler the Vikings Fan is Kind of Every Vikings Fan

OK, now just hear me out.  I'm not talking the ACTUAL Hitler. I mean, that guys dead (OR IS HE?! CONSPIRACY!), and probably had little time to try and track the budding new sporting event called American football while he was busy tank-screwing countries and burning people alive. Although everyone needs a pastime, and you know, the Vikings' mascot is kind of Superman...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 5 Least Likely Professional Athletes

Professional Sports are filled with athletes who are seemingly superhuman— legions veritable physical phenomenon that constantly push the boundaries of human performance. It is often thought that if someone is too slow, too short, or not up to par in terms of strength, that they have no shot at making it into the ranks of professional sports. Often, this is the case—a fact that...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

What should the Vikings Do in the NFL Draft?

The NFL draft begins Thursday night with the first round starting at 7pm on ESPN.  If you're an idiot like me, you still tune in to KFAN from time to time and you're hearing the bottom of the barrel when it comes to baseless speculation regarding who the Vikings may take in the first round.  Let's look at what local knobs are saying and maybe a couple of mock drafts...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals hoping to come up lucky at No. 7

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Regardless of what Cardinals general manager Steve Keim or coach Bruce Arians might have said at Thursdays pre-draft press conference, there is no sure way to know what the Cardinals will do with the No. 7 pick in next weekends NFL draft. Credit Keim for feeling comfortable enough to admit that when asked how many offensive linemen the Cardinals had rated as first...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Wonderlic scores for the draft’s Wide Outs leave scouts scratching their heads

According to Bob McGinn of Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentimental several teams, said Cordarelle Patterson wasn’t impressive during interviews at the combine. He also scored 11 on the 50-question Wonderlic intelligence test, which caused more consternation. He is rated the highest of any wide out in the draft.  This is concerning. “You’re not expecting receivers to be in...
Via NFL Draft Zone
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings 2013 Draft: The Receivers

This post was originally published on by myself.   Although Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin put on a show for the Purple in 2009, the receiver position in Minnesota has been in flux ever since the team traded Randy Moss away in March of 2005. They’ve gone through names like Troy Williamson, Travis Taylor, Bernard Berrian, and Bobby Wade, managing little...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Biggest Draft Day Regret In Franchise History

Vikings fans have a lot of history to bring them down.There's the missed kick in 1999.On a related note, they've never won a Super Bowl.There's Randy Moss and Percy Harvin leaving town.There's the lack of a true franchise quarterback since Fran Tarkenton.Of course, draft failure is a frequent cause of franchise futility.There's Troy Williamson, the Randy Moss...
Via Football Nation
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

The Great NFL Combine Farce: Does Any of this Even Matter?

I think the NFL Combine starts this weekend. I can't remember. Pretty sure. I'm a horrible NFL fan. But let's say it does. People love to get all fussy about 40 times, measurables, Wonderlic scores, men in tight shorts, the usual stuff. But does any of it matter? We had an infographic passed on from FanSpeak that looks at 40 times from the combine between 2006 and 2012...
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February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Purple People Apparel: Vikings Fans and Their Jerseys

As EVERYONE knows, the biggest news from last Friday was that I attended a Minnesota Vikings football game. The second biggest piece of news was the the Minnesota Vikings played a football game. So let's talk more about me (:-D). What I noticed while I was at this game was just how many weird jerseys Vikings fans still carry around. Weird ones. It's not like most places where...
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August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Gamecocks Football: 99 Days Until Kickoff

Today, there are 99 days until kick off and we get to witness South Carolina football once again. 99 is the number of yards in the longest pass completion in Gamecocks history.  On September 7, 2003 Dondrial Pinkins found Troy Williamson on a slant against Virginia, and Troy did the rest.  The score gave South Carolina a 10-7 lead on Virginia en route to a 31-7 upset of the 15th...
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May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Defensive ends headline Vikings' draft busts

Today is the second day of two weeks of Minnesota Vikings coverage leading up to the April 26 beginning of the NFL draft. April 12: Five best first-rounders in the past 25 years Today: Five worst first-rounders in the past 25 years April 14: Quarterbacks position preview April 15: Running backsfullbacks position preview April 16: Offensive tackles position preview April 17: Guardscenters...
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April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Defensive ends headline Vikings' draft busts

Today is the second day of two weeks of Minnesota Vikings coverage leading up to the April 26 beginning of the NFL draft. April 12: Five best first-rounders in the past 25 years Today: Five worst first-rounders in the past 25 years April 14: Quarterbacks position preview April 15: Running backsfullbacks position preview April 16: Offensive tackles position preview April 17: Guardscenters...
Via Fox Sports North
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Gene Smith can't be gun shy

Gene Smith can't be shy if he wants to add top talent at WR for the Jaguars. Since the Gene Smith era began at the beginning of 2009, the Jacksonville Jaguars have been shy about spending money on wide receivers. There's a very legitimate reason for that. The Jaguars have been bitten in a big way in the past when it comes to receivers. Certainly Reggie Williams...
Via The Jaggernaut
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Source: Colts hire new WRs coach

The college tutor of New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is returning to the NFL. A source told that the Indianapolis Colts are hiring Charlie Williams as their new wide receivers coach. Williams, 54, had spent the past five seasons holding the same position at the University of North Carolina. His prize pupil there was Nicks, who had 76 receptions for 1,192...
Via Fox Sports
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Bad memories abound thinking of Broncos

The Broncos bring up several bad memories, especially for a number of ex-Vikings, both players and coaches. From Tarvaris Jackson to Troy Williamson, there have been plenty of careers that started to unwind with a matchup against Denver.
December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

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