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Offline Zero2Cool  
#1 Posted : Friday, April 25, 2014 6:48:14 AM(UTC)
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Rick Spielman has drafted more Pro Bowlers for Vikings than Ted Thompson has for Packers.

What the hell ...

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Offline Wade  
#2 Posted : Friday, April 25, 2014 7:01:02 AM(UTC)
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Rick Spielman's Vikings have lost a lot more games than Ted Thompson's Packers.

[grin1]


(This does *not* mean I'll stop criticizing Ted Thompson when it is convenient, however.)
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Offline mi_keys  
#3 Posted : Friday, April 25, 2014 7:05:47 AM(UTC)
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When is Minnesota releasing the commemorative DVD and Coffee Mug to celebrate this most historic achievement?
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Offline nerdmann  
#4 Posted : Friday, April 25, 2014 7:11:25 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
Rick Spielman has drafted more Pro Bowlers for Vikings than Ted Thompson has for Packers.

What the hell ...



How's that working out for him?
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Offline wpr  
#5 Posted : Friday, April 25, 2014 7:29:20 AM(UTC)
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Fired Uncle Teddy! He trades down in the draft and doesn't get the quality players.
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Offline yooperfan  
#6 Posted : Friday, April 25, 2014 7:34:34 AM(UTC)
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[laughing]
Originally Posted by: Wade Go to Quoted Post
Rick Spielman's Vikings have lost a lot more games than Ted Thompson's Packers.








(This does *not* mean I'll stop criticizing Ted Thompson when it is convenient, however.)


[laughing]

Offline nerdmann  
#7 Posted : Friday, April 25, 2014 7:46:13 AM(UTC)
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The Queens are always picking MUCH higher in the draft, no?

Harder to miss on those top 10-15 picks. When's the last time he got them a good QB?
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Offline sschind  
#8 Posted : Friday, April 25, 2014 8:18:10 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: nerdmann Go to Quoted Post
The Queens are always picking MUCH higher in the draft, no?

Harder to miss on those top 10-15 picks. When's the last time he got them a good QB?


That was my initial thought as well but I'd have to see a list of the pro bowlers and where they were drafted. Were they all first rounders or later round picks or what.

I suppose you could argue that they pick earlier in every round so they get the better late rounders as well but once every team has a chance at picking a player that argument kind of goes out the window.

The bottom line is does this new information make you want to become a viking fan and the answer to that is HELL NO. I'd rather have Matt Millen as a GM than be a viking fan.

Every team has fans that fans of other teams point to and say "all their fans are assholes" Don't be one of those fans.
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Offline steveishere  
#9 Posted : Friday, April 25, 2014 8:21:01 AM(UTC)
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As far as I can tell Spielman has drafted 3 pro bowlers for the Vikings. I'm pretty sure Thompson has drafted more than 3 pro bowlers for the Packers.

Edit: It looks like he's drafted 4 pro bowlers since he's been their GM 2 from special teams (Walsh, Patterson) and 2 that got in as alternates (Kalil and Rudolph) yipee. Maybe after a few more they won't have to draft inside the top 10.

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Offline steveishere  
#10 Posted : Friday, April 25, 2014 8:26:34 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Wade Go to Quoted Post
Rick Spielman's Vikings have lost a lot more games than Ted Thompson's Packers.

[grin1]


(This does *not* mean I'll stop criticizing Ted Thompson when it is convenient, however.)


Yeah, I'm fairly certain that the quality of a team isn't determined by their number of pro bowlers.
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Offline Mucky Tundra  
#11 Posted : Friday, April 25, 2014 8:33:08 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: steveishere Go to Quoted Post
Yeah, I'm fairly certain that the quality of a team isn't determined by their number of pro bowlers.


Well, the Pro Bowl is based on fan voting so what else do Vikings fans have to do at the end of the season?
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Offline QCHuskerFan  
#12 Posted : Friday, April 25, 2014 9:49:34 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Mucky Tundra Go to Quoted Post
Well, the Pro Bowl is based on fan voting so what else do Vikings fans have to do at the end of the season?


Do you mean after they have been eliminated from the playoffs? Technically, that is more like mid-season. [laughing]
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Offline wpr  
#13 Posted : Friday, April 25, 2014 10:46:03 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: QCHuskerFan Go to Quoted Post
Do you mean after they have been eliminated from the playoffs? Technically, that is more like mid-season. [laughing]


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Offline nerdmann  
#14 Posted : Friday, April 25, 2014 12:28:17 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: steveishere Go to Quoted Post
As far as I can tell Spielman has drafted 3 pro bowlers for the Vikings. I'm pretty sure Thompson has drafted more than 3 pro bowlers for the Packers.

Edit: It looks like he's drafted 4 pro bowlers since he's been their GM 2 from special teams (Walsh, Patterson) and 2 that got in as alternates (Kalil and Rudolph) yipee. Maybe after a few more they won't have to draft inside the top 10.


Patterson's the real deal. He's no joke.

Did Spielman draft Apete?

Ted's drafted way more than 4 pro bowlers. Let's see, Aaron, Clay, Eddie Lacy, just off the top of my head. Did Finley make it? What about all these WRs? Bulaga?
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#15 Posted : Friday, April 25, 2014 12:31:01 PM(UTC)
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How about putting up win-loss numbers and percentages?

Of course, in Ted's tenure the Packers have lost more playoff games, but then again your team does need to make the playoffs before they can lose.

I think if you go by what really matters we got a Macy's and the Vikes got a K-Mart. At least that's what it looks like when you consider little things like overall record, division championships, SB's, etc.
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