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Walker trade part deux?

Discussion in 'All Other Team Discussions' started by Pack93z, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    I am interested, if this deal takes place, how it turns out for the Vikes.. good player but a risky move IMO.

    By the way, I am interested to see how Wilf and company handle the explaination of how Allen is okay on the roster, but someone like Krob doesn't fit..

     
  2. cheesey

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    Ok.....i'm missing something......what does Walker have to do with it? Maybe i'm lame and missing something (probably so!)
     
  3. tromadz

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  4. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Maybe I should have included more of an explaination.. the Vikes are going to have to give up quite a bit to pull this trade off.. not to the extent of the Walker deal years ago.. but it could blow up in there face if Allen steps out of line and has to sit a year.
     
  5. cheesey

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    Ahhh! Got ya! :wink:
     
  6. nelanator

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    Comparing this to the Herschel Walker trade is just plain dumb. The Vikes gave away 3 first round picks, 3 second rounders, a third rounder, a sixth rounder, and four players for Walker, two thirds, a fifth, and a tenth. If you cancel out the picks that they the Vikings received in that trade the Vikings gave up 3 firsts, 2 seconds, and four players for a 27 year old at a position in which players tend to have a relatively short shelf live.

    Allen, on the other hand, just turned 26 and likely has a good six to ten years ahead of him. And the VERY most the Vikes would give up is two firsts. But that would only happen if they signed him to an offer sheet. If this trade does go through it would be for no more than one first and one second (likely next year's pick) but that second will probably be this year's third acquired from Denver. And the Vikings have 2 3rd rounders so that will not hurt as much. While that is a steep price, it is not going to cripple a young franchise the way that the Walker trade did.

    If Allen stays out of trouble and continues to produce at the level that he has the last couple of years (playing next to Kevin and Pat Williams should help his cause) the Vikings would be getting a steal.
     
  7. A1MEANGREEN

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    a lot of ifs in there !!!!!!!!
     
  8. PackOne

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    It's gonna be a one this year and a two next year.

    Jason Taylor, mentioned as possible Packer again today.
     

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