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Packers going after Viking in free agency?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by uwbadger12000, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. uwbadger12000

    uwbadger12000 Cheesehead

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    http://vikings.scout.com/2/500825.html

    SUNDAY NOTES

    * Business and school leaders from Sioux Falls, S.D., appear willing to spend money to lure the Vikings to their city for training camp starting in 2007. The city is already discussing $4.7 million in improvements to athletic fields that would be used by the Vikings during their training camp activities.
    * Word out of Green Bay is that the Packers are expecting to make an aggressive early pitch at Brian Williams when free agency begins. VU has been told that there have been no talks whatsoever between the Vikings and Williams’ agent since the end of the season.
    * Former Vikings assistant Rich Olson is heading back to where he first came to the attention of NFL coaches. Olson agreed to become the offensive coordinator at the University of Miami, where he previously worked as wide receivers coach, quarterback coach and assistant head coach in charge of offense. He was one of the many assistants released when Mike Tice was fired.
    * A published report out of St. Louis said the Rams have no interest in making a deal for Daunte Culpepper. Rams quarterback Marc Bulger was asked if Culpepper's availability combined with the Rams hiring of Scott Linehan could spell the end for him in St. Louis. Bulger was candid in saying he hadn't considered that option, but that upon thinking about it, it might have some weight. Any concerns Bulger may have had were dismissed quickly. On Friday, Rams officials stated categorically that they have had no contact with the Vikings over Culpepper nor do they intend to.
    * Jerry Rhome, who along with Foge Fazio were brought in at midseason last year to be consultants, has found himself a new gig. Rhome is going to be a paid mentor for Texas QB Vince Young. Young apparently wants to pick Rhome's brain as to what he needs to do to prepare for the Combine and private workouts prior to the draft and believes Rhome's experience will be enough to enhance his draft standing and get him better prepared for life in the NFL.
    * Vikings owner Zygi Wilf recently unveiled a plan to the Blaine (Minn.) city council for a complex being called the Northern Lights at Blaine. This would include a $675 stadium, as well as retail shops, corporate offices, a residential development, a medical facility and a large retail anchor store. Wilf and his partners would put $1 billion into the project but also want contributions of $280 million from Anoka County and $115 million from the state.
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    I personally would really like the signing. Williams had a good season last year and it would be a win-win situation because we'd be taking talent away from the Vikings and adding talent to our squad.
     
  2. cheesey

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    As long as he wouldn't cost too much it might be OK.
     
  3. gopackgo4

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    ive never heard of the guy
     
  4. GakkofNorway

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    a strictly mediocre CB..
     
  5. vikefan

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    Williams did improve last year, but before that he was awful.
    Nickname was "Toast".

    Tell you what, you take Williams and we'll take Kampmann.
     
  6. Buckeyepackfan

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    # 29 Brian Williams
    Position: CB
    Height: 5-11
    Weight: 198
    Born: 07/02/1979
    College: North Carolina State
    NFL Experience: 4

    DEFENSIVE STATS

    Year..Team...G Total Tckl Ast Sacks Int Yds Avg Lg TD Pass Def
    2002 Min......16...42..34.0...8.....0......1.....2...2.0..2...0.....5
    2003 Min..... 16...77..61.0.16.....3......5..205.41.0.77..1....11
    2004 Min..... 16...74..61.0.13.....0......2....14..7.0..14..0.....9
    2005 Min..... 14...47..35.0.12.....1......4....59.14.8.31..0.....5
    TOTAL..........62.240.191.049.....4.....12..280.23.3.77..1...30

    Here is his career stats. Looks like he missed 2 games last year, don't know when or why.
     
  7. PackerTraxx

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    Shut up and go play with Sharper. :rotflmao: :beer:
     
  8. CaliforniaCheez

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    This is a Viking generated rumor. Once they are contaminated players just aren't worth it.
     
  9. PackerTraxx

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    "Contaminated." I like that.LOL
     
  10. Robin Yount

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    We did take Gilbert Brown and Ben Steele (even though he stunk) after they were "contaminated".

    If a player improves our roster I am all for taking him, no matter what color he wore last year.
     
  11. NDPackerFan

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    Brian Williams is gonna be a very good corner in this league. I hope the Packers go after him...he's way better than Smoot (which wouldn't take much) and the Vikes are stupid for not trying to retain him, if that's the case.
     
  12. tromadz

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    better than our god awful CB. a step up is a step up.
     
  13. vikefan

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    Thats exactly what I said last year about Sharper, and it turned out great for us.

    Williams has had one decent year. I know it takes awhile for a CB to improve, so he may be a good pick-up.

    I'd give Carroll a couple more years before he can be called a bust.
     
  14. Chamuko

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    I´d give Carroll a punt in the butt so he will land in the Twin Shitties and will end up playing for the quennies !!!
     
  15. uwbadger12000

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    Hey, Carroll couldn't be much worse than Smoot. :p
     
  16. Robin Yount

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    Rumors exist that the Vikes may transition tag Williams. Do we still go after him if that occurs? What would it cost us.
     

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