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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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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  
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When is Minnesota releasing the commemorative DVD and Coffee Mug to celebrate this most historic achievement?
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Zero2Cool said: 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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#5 Posted : Friday, April 25, 2014 7:29:20 AM(UTC)
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Fired Ted! He trades down in the draft and doesn't get the quality players.
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#6 Posted : Friday, April 25, 2014 7:34:34 AM(UTC)
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Wade said: 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]

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#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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nerdmann said: 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.

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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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#10 Posted : Friday, April 25, 2014 8:26:34 AM(UTC)
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Wade said: 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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