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« #180 : October 03, 2007, 07:36:02 AM »

Will Allen = National Champ = should be good?

Craig Krenzel was also on that team....

He's the only molecular engineer currently doing OSU football commentating - on the radio.

Just sayin' - Will Allen better be working overtime in the Morris school of comebacks.

hang on - who played qb at Florida last year?  what's he doin' now?

if this is logic then there oughtta be 20 or so guys a year from each National Championship team making an impact on the NFL.  Why in the world would New England ever make a FA pickup???

This doesn't wash.

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« #181 : October 03, 2007, 09:13:43 AM »

lets go ahead and take McKinnie and Taylor in the trade, they both want out anyway.

Neither want out. Neither have stated as such.

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« #182 : October 03, 2007, 09:21:42 AM »

If not already posted...

Minny's newspaper has a little more...

http://www.startribune.com/vikings/story/1461055.html

Buccaneers express interest in Moore

Tampa Bay's search to replace injured running back Carnell (Cadillac) Williams included a call to the Vikings. The Buccaneers inquired about running back Mewelde Moore but, according to people with knowledge of the situation, the Vikings asked for a first-day draft pick in return. That ended the talks -- at least for now.

By Judd Zulgad, Star Tribune

Last update: October 03, 2007 – 12:04 AM

Tampa Bay's search to replace injured running back Carnell (Cadillac) Williams included a call to the Vikings. The Buccaneers inquired about running back Mewelde Moore but, according to people with knowledge of the situation, the Vikings asked for a first-day draft pick in return. That ended the talks -- at least for now.

Vikings officials did not respond to messages seeking a comment Tuesday.

It makes sense the Buccaneers would check on Moore's availability, considering he was inactive for the second time in four games Sunday. He played in Weeks 2 and 3, but in both cases Chester Taylor was out because of a hip injury.

Tampa Bay has been looking for a running back since Williams' season came to an end when he suffered a torn patellar tendon during a 20-7 victory Sunday over Carolina. Tampa Bay improved to 3-1; veterans Michael Pittman and Earnest Graham are listed behind Williams on the depth chart. Tampa Bay also reportedly contacted the agent for Corey Dillon, who is without a job after being released by New England during the offseason.

With the NFL trading deadline set for Oct. 16, Moore's name could continue to pop up. Moore, 25, is set to become a free agent after this season and it's clear that if the Vikings' top two running backs are healthy he will be the odd man out.

A fourth-round draft pick by the Vikings in 2004, Moore led the team in rushing (662 yards) and was third in receiving (37 catches) in 2005. He also served as the team's primary punt returner the past two years but has been replaced in that role by receiver Bobby Wade.

This season, Moore has rushed for 71 yards on 10 carries and caught six passes for 48 yards.

Meanwhile, a report on the Tampa Tribune website Tuesday speculated Bucs General Manager Bruce Allen was attempting to make a deal for Vikings left tackle Bryant McKinnie and Taylor. There was no evidence to support this, but it does not come as a surprise that the Bucs might be in the market for a left tackle.

In addition to Williams' injury, Tampa Bay also has lost Luke Petitgout for the season because of a knee injury. Donald Penn, who was signed by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2006, will replace Petitgout for now. Penn was signed by the Bucs off the Vikings' practice squad last October.

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« #183 : October 03, 2007, 09:38:05 AM »

http://www.startribune.com/blogs/vikings/?p=1021

Indications are the Vikings might be looking for a first-day draft pick for Moore, meaning Tampa Bay is likely looking elsewhere right now. A Moore to the Bucs trade does make some sense, however. Moore is going to be a free agent after this season and there is no way he’s going to return to Minnesota.

It wouldn’t be shocking if the Vikings lowered their asking price if Tampa comes

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« #184 : October 03, 2007, 09:39:57 AM »

http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/10/03/vikings-bucs-cant-make-a-deal

Vikings, Bucs Can't Make a Deal

JJ CooperPosted Oct 3rd 2007 6:41AM by JJ Cooper

Filed under: Buccaneers, Vikings, Minnesota, Tampa Bay
In need of a tailback now that Cadillac Williams is out for the season, the Bucs called the Vikings this week to see about trading for third-string tailback Mewelde Moore. The two teams tried to work out a deal, but the Vikings asked for a first-day pick (likely a third rounder), which was too steep for the Bucs taste--they were offering a sixth-round pick.

It's smart for the Vikings to start out with a steep price, but if Minnesota can get a fourth-round pick for Moore it would seem to be a solid deal, and there still seems to be a chance to two teams will meet in the middle. Moore is buried on the Vikings depth chart, not even making the active roster unless Chester Taylor or Adrian Peterson is injured. Since he's going to be a free agent after the season, it would be wise to get something for him instead of watching him leave for free (or a late-round compensatory pick) after the season.

Several Tampa area media also reported that the Vikings and Bucs were talking about a Bryant McKinnie and Chester Taylor trade. It's hard to imagine how there was any chance of that deal happening, as the Vikings don't have anyone to replace McKinnie. While the Vikings might be 1-3, they aren't out of it enough to give up a solid if not spectacular left tackle. It would be very hard to find anyone to replace McKinnie short of drafting a first-round left tackle next year, which makes trade him seem foolhardy.

Taylor might seem like a wiser guy to deal, now that Adrian Peterson has shown he's a star. But Taylor still has two more years on a reasonable deal, so it makes a lot more sense to hold onto him as a platoon partner with Peterson, unless the Bucs want to send a first-rounder to Minnesota for him.

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« #185 : October 03, 2007, 09:44:49 AM »

First rounder for Chester Taylor? Not ever going to happen, maybe a 3rd or 4th.




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« #186 : October 03, 2007, 09:47:41 AM »

yuck....Moore looses his appeal to me if their price is a fourth rounder.

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« #187 : October 03, 2007, 09:48:31 AM »

None of those last three articles said anything about a first rounder. They said first day.

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« #188 : October 03, 2007, 09:49:39 AM »

The deal(S) with Minnesota is/are DEAD!!!!!!!!!!




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« #189 : October 03, 2007, 09:50:45 AM »

The deal(S) with Minnesota is/are DEAD!!!!!!!!!!

for real?

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« #190 : October 03, 2007, 09:51:22 AM »

Taylor might seem like a wiser guy to deal, now that Adrian Peterson has shown he's a star. But Taylor still has two more years on a reasonable deal, so it makes a lot more sense to hold onto him as a platoon partner with Peterson, unless the Bucs want to send a **first-rounder** to Minnesota for him.


It's hypethetical yes but it still says it Joe...




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« #191 : October 03, 2007, 09:53:02 AM »

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3047279


Not much new here. It's Len P.

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« #192 : October 03, 2007, 09:53:51 AM »

The deal(S) with Minnesota is/are DEAD!!!!!!!!!!

for real?


If a deal with the Vikings happens, it's because the Vikes call Bruce, I'm sure when Bruce took the hard stance of a second day pick and they didn't bite, he hasn't called them back but called elsewhere.




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