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Vincent Jackson, Vikings still in rumor mill

Posted on: September 20, 2010 12:13 am
 
B. Favre clearly misses the contributions of S. Rice, who's out for at least half the year after hip surgery (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Without Sidney Rice, the Vikings WR corps is worse than I could have imagined. Percy Harvin is playing with a hip injury and has had minimal impact the first two games of the season. Bernard Berrian has been invisible. Greg Camarillo has two catches in two games.

In fact, the only receiver QB Brett Favre seems to trust is TE Visanthe Shiancoe.

Which is why the Vincent-Jackson-to-the-Vikings rumors live on.

As Will pointed out Saturday , San Diego trading Jackson to Minnesota would make sense, even if San Diego doesn’t really want to trade him (I guess, then, it wouldn’t make that much sense for everybody).

But with another mediocre performance by the Vikings receivers during the team’s 14-10 loss to Miami that dropped them to 0-2 on the season, the possibility of acquiring Jackson is looking like a pretty good idea. Especially since Jackson’s six-game suspension would be cut to four games if he’s traded by 3 p.m. Wednesday.

"It's not for me to decide," Favre told the media after the game, including the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. "I've heard the talk just like everyone else. I'll tell you the same thing I tell everyone else: you know as much as I know. All I know is we got to get better with the guys we have in the room. I can't speak for other guys that are not here."

But playing without the 6-4 Rice, that makes life a little more difficult for Minnesota.

"We're running basically the same plays," Harvin said. "It's just sometimes when you have a 6-5 receiver you can just throw it up to him – whether he's covered or not – and he can make a play. From that standpoint, we won't be able to fix that or find another receiver to replace him. We just have to come up with different schemes to try and get people open."

Funny, 6-5 is exactly how tall Jackson is. Hmm.

Expect a decision from the Vikings front office to be made in the next few days. It’ll depend on money concerns and on character, and it’ll depend if team management thinks it can wait for Rice to return at mid-season before the offense (maybe) kicks into gear.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 8:19 pm
 

Vincent Jackson, Vikings still in rumor mill




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 9:02 pm
 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 7:17 am
 

Vincent Jackson, Vikings still in rumor mill

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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2010 11:58 am
 

Vincent Jackson, Vikings still in rumor mill

I'm glad some reporters are realizing that it isn't Favre's fault that this offense is sputtering (well not ENTIRELY Favre's fault...)  Two of those picks this week were caused by passes that HIT their targets (ie WRs in purple), only to be misplayed and snatched by DBs.  As for the fumble in the end zone... how about you get some return man who doesnt stick you down on the 1 inch line and tell those big space eaters on the O-line that they should TRY to keep the opposing players from collapsing the pocket like a waterlogged dixie cup!
Right. So let me get this straight for a second here.  When Favre and his teams succeed, it's all about Favre. He's an amazing qb and a 1st ballot hall of famer and blablabla.

But when Favre fails, it's not his fault it's mostly the teams fault for not supporting him. Or it's managements fault for not bringing in the right players to help him out right?

Give me a break. Until last year you never heard of a wide reciever with the last name of Garcon.  But since Peyton Manning is amazing and makes everybody else around him look good you now know who Garcon is, don't you?

Take any reciever or running back out of the Indi lineup and replace them with anybody you want and Indi still scores points. 

If Favre is as good as they say he is then he'll produce with less talent around him...... if not, then stop talking about Favre.  I could make the case for 10 qb's in the league that would be better if they had a better supporting cast... but it's all about producing and winning games. Nothing else matters...



Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: September 20, 2010 12:46 pm
 

Vincent Jackson, Vikings still in rumor mill

Da Bears - they would get the most out of trading for V-Jax.  In the Martz system with Jax, Cutler, Knox and Hester the Bears could win the division and make a return to the Super Bowl.



Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: September 20, 2010 12:30 pm
 

Vincent Jackson, Vikings still in rumor mill

I've said it before and I'll say it again - Chargers in no rush to trade V-Jax.  They know he needs to play six games this year for the 2010 NFL season to count for him. 

Unless the Chargers are going to get a really sweet deal - V-Jax back to Chargers after Game 7 so he gets to play for the Bolts during the Playoff hunt.  Starts Game 11 against the Denver Broncos on Monday night.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2010 12:30 pm
 

Vincent Jackson, Vikings still in rumor mill

I'm glad some reporters are realizing that it isn't Favre's fault that this offense is sputtering (well not ENTIRELY Favre's fault...)  Two of those picks this week were caused by passes that HIT their targets (ie WRs in purple), only to be misplayed and snatched by DBs.  As for the fumble in the end zone... how about you get some return man who doesnt stick you down on the 1 inch line and tell those big space eaters on the O-line that they should TRY to keep the opposing players from collapsing the pocket like a waterlogged dixie cup!
I'm not saying the F-man is lighting it up as he should be, but his teammates are seriously not pulling their weight.  In fact, watching that game I couldn't help but wonder how much smoother the gameplan would have gone for Favre and the Purps if his WRs had be just mediocre, and his O-line almost as good as they've been in the past...
Not a big Jackson fan, but they need someone to actually catch these passes and give Favre an opportunity to suceed.



Since: Aug 17, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2010 12:02 pm
 

Vincent Jackson, Vikings still in rumor mill

Just to add my two cents : How about Farve for M. Vick ????



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2010 10:58 am
 

Vincent Jackson, Vikings still in rumor mill

so they get his replacement cheap (read w/o costing them a 1st rounder) who does not take 2-3 years to become great.
Sorry man.  I doubt the Vikings get Jackson without trading a first rounder for him.  Why would the Chargers make that trade if a first rounder isn't included in the deal?

There aren't that many big and fast and talented wide recievers like Jackson is in the NFL.  And teams that have them usually don't trade them for anything or anybody... almost ever.

This will be an expensive pickup for the Vikings if it's going to happen... and if it's not a first round pick it's going to be at least a couple of 2nd rounders for sure.. or something like that.  But if you think you're going to trade one 3rd or 4th round pick to pick up a guy like that you are crazy.... no chance.

If I was the Chargers and I'm not offered a ton for this guy I let him sit out until week 11 just like he said he would.  I'd let him walk for nothing when he becomes an UFA before I helped a team like the Vikings that much.....



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2010 10:51 am
 

Vincent Jackson, Vikings still in rumor mill

So this Jackson trade should have been made 10 days ago according to bearstanner? At what price?   The guy is only 27 years old, caught for almost 1200 yards last season and has improved in every statistical category that matters for the last 4 years in a row.  Aside from this suspension he's also been able to stay perfectly healthy.  In his first 4 full seasons in the NFL he missed a combined total of ONE game.

The Chargers hold all of the cards here.  They can afford to let Jackson sit for the full 6 weeks for a couple of reasons.  One, they don't have to pay him a penny during that time.  And two, their schedule is so soft for the next 4 weeks they don't need to make a quick or rash decision.  Do you think the Chargers lose in Seattle next week?  I don't.  Do you think a terrible Arizona team is going to travel to Sandiego the week after that and win a game? No way.  Then they go to Oakland and St Louis.  They don't lose more then 1 of the next 4 weeks and I only say that MIGHT happen because 3 are on the road.  

The Chargers are in a great positon.  They are looking at easily being at worst 4-2 after 6 weeks WITHOUT Jackson.   By then, somebody will step up and offer the Chargers a nice opportunity to trade him.  It's a 16 game regular season and there will be plenty of takers for Jackson eventually.  For the Vikings to trade for him they'll probably have to pony up more then anybody else will have to part with.  Don't you think the Charger's management team knows fully well how much Vincent Jackson would help the Vikings?  If you don't think that kind of thought process comes into play when gm's make decisions then you're nuts.

Minnesota will have to give up a lot to get Jackson... maybe even more then he's worth.  But for some reason Vikings fans on these boards think the Vikings are entitled to things just because they need them... doesn't work that way. 


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