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Monday, April 18, 2005

Target Practice

The Vikings sit in a good position to upgrade their need at wide receiver. Particularly since Randy Moss was dealt over to the Raiders. Moss was the Vikings only vertical threat. Not that the Burleson is bad because is a quality NFL receiver. He had his first thousand yard season this past with Moss injured off and on.

The Vikes will try to find a running back some in the draft since the draft is actually deep with running back talent. But look for Mike Tice to stick with using full advantage of his quarterback in Daunte Culpepper.

Understand that the Vikings have the 7th and the 18th picks in this years draft and would like to acquire Braylon Edwards, Mike Williams or maybe even Troy Williamson. The draft is the draft and with rumors of trading up with the Niners anything can happen.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

A simple Fact

Because he is so effective in his limited role, the team has given no thought toward including RB Moe Williams in its training camp competition for the starting running back job. Coach Mike Tice believes that Williams, who will turn 31 this summer, has a tendency to wear down as the season progresses. One of the reasons is that Williams runs so hard and with such abandon that he is a bruised mess after each game. Although he is the team's most reliable runner, Tice does not believe it is realistic to use Williams on an every down basis throughout 16 games. As a result, Williams will continue to fill his third-down role -- with his repetitions increasing as the playoffs draw near -- in 2005...