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DuJuan Harris.....

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Curly Calhoun, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. Curly Calhoun

    Curly Calhoun Cheesehead

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    The diminutive running back out of Troy just became the latest ex-Packer to sign with the Vikings. They really have a crush on Green Bay, perhaps hoping some of the glory will rub off.........
     
  2. fanindaup

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    How do Viking fans sleep at night knowing their team is filled with Packer retreads? I liked Harris and thought he brought something to the table at RB. Not so much as a KR.
     
  3. Packerlifer

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    An indication they don't expect Adrian Peterson to be around much longer?
     
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  4. Helmets

    Helmets Cheesehead

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    Slowest kick returner ever. If you want to start your drives inside your 20 yard line - put him back there.

    Actually looking forward to seeing what the little guy can do if given a chance at RB. He showed explosive flashes when given playing time in Green Bay.
     
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  5. Croak

    Croak Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Maybe they'll rename their franchise, the "Minnesota Ex-Packs"....:eek:
     
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  6. tynimiller

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    contract details?
     
  7. captainWIMM

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    Harris signed a one-year contract, no other details have been released but I expect it to be a deal close to the league minimum of $660,000.
     
  8. PikeBadger

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    I doubt that will result in a compensatory pick for us. My guess is we'll be in line for 4th and a 5th rounder as it stands now.
     
  9. JBlood

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    Too bad Harris has been sent to the minors....
     
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  10. sschind

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    He didn't return many for us and most of our drives started inside the 20 anyway:D

    If we sign Jennings does that count as us picking up viking retreads?
     
  11. El Guapo

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    Harris has a shot especially if Peterson isn't around. However, much like the Vikings' WR move, I'm left scratching my head on this one. At WR they jettisoned a possession receiver in Jennings to get a pure speedster in Wallace. They already had speed.

    With DuJuan Harris at RB, it's not much different than McKinnon. They are similar backs and of similar potential, maybe giving more of a nod to McKinnon since he's only entering his second year. Harris sure isn't a bruising back like Asiata, so I'm not sure what value Harris adds to the Vikings.

    This move strikes me as a Frank Walker / Marquand Manual free agent move. You're just adding a body to the roster without much hope that they will be a solid contributor.
     
  12. VolvoD

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    raptorman must cringe every time this happens and then has to figure out a new way to try to explain that the Vikings dont love expackers more than any other team
     
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  13. Pokerbrat2000

    Pokerbrat2000 Opinions are like A-holes, we all have one.

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    I would prefer if their new name was "The Minnesota Cut Cheese"
     
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  14. SoonerPack

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    EVER!!! I swear he would catch the ball and it was as if my TV got a sudden lag in it. I am all for working out and staying fit but wearing 30 lb. weights on your ankles during KO duties isn't the smartest move. Holy crap, just one time I wanted him to bust one out and sure enough he played hop-scotch "out to" the 17 more times than not. It was the weirdest thing because coming out of the backfield he had a little explosion and burst to him but on KO's he appeared to be wading through concrete.
    I am happy to hear he got another shot and also that I am not the only one who found him to be a complete plodder. Good luck in Minny for what it's worth. Let's hope the Vikes keep him on return duties when we play them.

    G P G!!
     
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  15. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    Not really. I will be surprised if he makes the team. He will have to show something special to take out Asiata or McKinnon. And since I expect Peterson to be back, I doubt they carry 4 backs. This looks like more of a camp body signing to me.

    As to signing ex-Packers, I don't care really. Packer fans are more obsessed with it than Viking fans. Right now two teams seem to be signing ex-Vikings. Seattle and Buffalo.
     
  16. JBlood

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    Good one.
     
  17. Croak

    Croak Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Hey! Are those a couple of the famous "Purple People Eaters" in your Avatar? I remember them.
     
  18. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    Yes, that is Page and Marshall.
     
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    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Stop picking on Raptor. He can`t help it if he follows the Vikings.....We should feel sorry for him !! :D
     
  20. Croak

    Croak Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Even we Packer fans in those days admired those guys. Didn't Page become a State Supreme Court Judge?
     
  21. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    Still is. Retires this year I believe.
     
  22. Packerlifer

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    I recall one day in the mid-1970's while working a landscaping job in Minneapolis looking up to see a big man jogging around one of the lakes there. It was Alan Page doing his workout. As I recall he ran so much he lost weight and that was a reason the Vikes cut him and he was picked up and finished as a Bear.
     
  23. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    Not sure why they cut him. But I heard it was about his weight. The Vikings defensive line back then, Marshall, Page, Sutherland and Eller averaged 6'4" and 248 pounds. Imagine a DT these days at 245.
     
  24. Packerlifer

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    As I recall Page had slimmed down to 225 when they let him go.
     
  25. Croak

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    Carl Eller was beast! But what the heck am I doing praising some Vikings on a Packers forum? :confused::eek:
     

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