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Offline vikesrule  
#1 Posted : Monday, May 7, 2012 6:04:27 PM(UTC)
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The only ex-Packer I liked, but......

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Vikings release Ryan Longwell

It was the end of a long relationship Monday when the Vikings have cut longtime kicker Ryan Longwell.

Longwell sent out a tweet thanking “Viking Nation” for their support over the years and the Vikings later confirmed that they had parted ways with a man they signed to a four-year contract extension just last year. At first glance it might seem that Longwell, who turns 38 in August, might have decided not to keep playing, but Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN in Minneapolis reports that it was not a mutual parting of the ways.

The Vikings will now likely give the job to Blair Walsh, the rookie from Georgia that they took in the sixth round of the draft. Walsh connected on just over 50 percent of his field goal attempts as a senior..........

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Offline Zero2Cool  
#2 Posted : Monday, May 7, 2012 6:09:12 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: vikesrule Go to Quoted Post
The only ex-Packer I liked, but......




That's such a crock of Viking, err shit. You frickin idolized Brett Favre.

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Offline Wade  
#3 Posted : Monday, May 7, 2012 6:31:54 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: vikesrule Go to Quoted Post
The only ex-Packer I liked, but......




Suppose this is the Vikings turn to do a Brent Conway?



None of the above. It wouldn't have been a wasted vote. Obama and Romney -- Those were the wasted votes.
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#4 Posted : Monday, May 7, 2012 6:52:35 PM(UTC)
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wow without even going thru the training camp battle.
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#5 Posted : Monday, May 7, 2012 7:04:26 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Wade Go to Quoted Post
Suppose this is the Vikings turn to do a Brent Conway?


I'd say we should unretire him, but it's bad enough that the Vikings got sloppy seconds. Don't need their terrible thirds.
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Offline zombieslayer  
#6 Posted : Monday, May 7, 2012 7:48:00 PM(UTC)
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Bummer. I've always liked Longwell and was bummed when we released him.

I hope he plays another year and he plays against the Vikings and gets a game winning field goal. Wanna Box?
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Offline rabidgopher04  
#7 Posted : Monday, May 7, 2012 8:59:45 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: wpr Go to Quoted Post
wow without even going thru the training camp battle.


That's what surprised me. Didn't even give him a shot.
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Offline Zero2Cool  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, May 8, 2012 4:57:17 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: zombieslayer Go to Quoted Post
Bummer. I've always liked Longwell and was bummed when we released him.

I hope he plays another year and he plays against the Vikings and gets a game winning field goal. Wanna Box?


Semantics, but he wasn't released, he chose to play with the Vikings because of the controlled climate. He made it clear he wanted to finish his career in a dome or in a warm climate like Tampa Bay or San Diego, etc.

I liked him too. He got a bad rap for kickoffs. When he lined up for anything 45 or less, I felt it was money. I still think it was a mistake to pass the ball instead of giving Longwell a chance to win it with a 50+ FG indoors.

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#9 Posted : Tuesday, May 8, 2012 5:14:32 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
Semantics, but he wasn't released, he chose to play with the Vikings because of the controlled climate. He made it clear he wanted to finish his career in a dome or in a warm climate like Tampa Bay or San Diego, etc.

I liked him too. He got a bad rap for kickoffs. When he lined up for anything 45 or less, I felt it was money. I still think it was a mistake to pass the ball instead of giving Longwell a chance to win it with a 50+ FG indoors.


Don't forget he wanted to go to a city that had better restaurants than Applebees.
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Offline Cheesey  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, May 8, 2012 4:41:09 PM(UTC)
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Well, we all know why he went to the Vikings in the first place. He wanted a REAL chance to get a Super Bowl ring!Big Grin
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Offline porky88  
#11 Posted : Tuesday, May 8, 2012 4:44:44 PM(UTC)
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Well, we all know why he went to the Vikings in the first place. He wanted a REAL chance to get a Super Bowl ring!Big Grin

Wasn't it to eat at a fancy restaurant?
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#12 Posted : Tuesday, May 8, 2012 4:47:23 PM(UTC)
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Wasn't it to eat at a fancy restaurant?


That's what he wants you to BELIEVE!
I guess he wanted to be near a "Olive Garden".Big Grin
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Offline rabidgopher04  
#13 Posted : Tuesday, May 8, 2012 6:05:57 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
I liked him too. He got a bad rap for kickoffs. When he lined up for anything 45 or less, I felt it was money. I still think it was a mistake to pass the ball instead of giving Longwell a chance to win it with a 50+ FG indoors.


This must be why McCarthy does it every chance he gets.
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Offline Dexter_Sinister  
#14 Posted : Tuesday, May 8, 2012 6:33:48 PM(UTC)
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It was the lutefisk.

He couldn't pass up the vaguely fish shaped gelatinous mass that smelled like lye. It was like a sickness.
I want to go out like my Grandpa did. Peacefully in his sleep.

Not screaming in terror like his passengers.
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#15 Posted : Tuesday, May 8, 2012 6:38:35 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: rabidgopher04 Go to Quoted Post
This must be why McCarthy does it every chance he gets.


I trust Longwell over Crosby when it comes to 50+ field goals, lol.

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