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When Rick Spielman talks Linki görebilmek için giriş yapmanız ya da üye olmanız gerekir. , we listen. REALLY listen."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Vikings 2018 SeasonVikings 2019 OffseasonU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota Vikings PodcastsIt’s Rickspeak! 2019 Pre-Draft EditionNew,82commentsWhen Rick Spielman talks, we listen. REALLY listen. CDTShareTweetShareShareIt’s Rickspeak! 2019 Pre-Draft EditionBrian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsRight now, there is an elite fraternity of 32 men who are being paid millions of dollar to try and bluff, lie and cajole their way into the draft class of their dreams, while trying to deny their other 31 fraternity brothers the draft class of THEIR dreams.It’s a fascinating social experiment, and God forgive me but I LOVE this time of year. Who’s telling the truth, who’s floating trial balloons, and who’s flat out lying has become the best reality television in the country today, if you ask me.‘But Ted’ you say to yourself, ‘why do you enjoy grown millionaires lie about sports to each other? You have grandchildren now, don’t you want to expose them to honorable men, doing honorable things?’LOL sure, but this is just sports, so let’s lighten up a bit.So why do I like this? Because of the GM the Vikings have, one Rick Spielman Linki görebilmek için giriş yapmanız ya da üye olmanız gerekir. , Professional Football Man of Leisure. Spielman has taken the pre-draft subterfuge to levels not seen since the height of the Cold War, and no it wouldn’t surprise me if he has runs dead drops and counterintelligence operations all the time.So when Spielman holds court with reporters prior to the draft, it’s must watch TV. But one cannot take Rick Spielman’s words at face value. No, no no no no noooooooo sir. Do that, and you’ll be disappointed when the Vikings first four picks aren’t a kicker, a punter, and two long snappers. You need to understand nuance, what’s real and what isn’t, and a full comprehension of the technical term we call pre-draft bullshit.That’s why I am here.* I am the World’s Self Proclaimed Rickspeak Expert, having obtained my PhD from Normandale Community College in the subject.** What I do is take what Rick says and translate it into what he REALLY means.**** Of all the reasons in the world as to why I’m still here, this is like second to last.**Okay fine, it was just a Master’s***I make up everything. Nothing is real. Welcome to the Matrix, Neo. As is the custom, Rick had an opening statement before taking questions.What Rick Meant: We’re feeling good about this week, but I’m throwing out a bunch of names because I want everyone to know something. If this goes South and about nine months from now I walk in to the office and I’m told I have 30 minutes to clear out my office, these are the people I will set on fire on the way out the door. Don’t doubt me Linki görebilmek için giriş yapmanız ya da üye olmanız gerekir. , I bought one of those Tesla flamethrowers. This place will look like a Japanese pillbox on Iwo Jima when I’m done.Q: How deep is this year’s offensive line class?What Rick Meant: It’s deep, but I hope guys like Gruden and whoever the manboy in Green Bay is have so many positions rated so deep that we have our pick of guys in the first three rounds. Cram it up your cramhole, LaFleur.Q: With all the big contracts that have been signed in recent years, how much of an emphasis is placed on acquiring additional draft picks and finding players in later rounds?What Rick Meant: Ehhhhh, I want to find the next Moritz Bohringer, if it’s all the same to you. Q: Has the arrival of Gary Kubiak altered the draft strategy at all?What Rick Meant: You do know Kevin Stefanski is the offensive coordinator, right? LOL I’m just messin’ with you guys, it’s really Kubiak and his Denver Mafia. Well, he has introduced the concept of drafting offensive players to Zim, and I think we might be making headway on that. We’ll see. Q: Is there more of an emphasis to find players that can contribute immediately, due to the team’s salary cap restrictions? What Rick Meant: It is absolutely an emphasis when you’re paying 6 players like 99% of the salary cap.Q: Do you understand the local angst with the condition of the offensive line?What Rick Meant: So is taking Greedy WIlliams at 18 worth the end of my marriage? Yes...yes it is. I’m not sorry. You got angst? Drink. Be a man, and you bury that shit deep. Q: You’ve already determined the players that you grade as draftable. Does that bring to mind the possibility of trading back to get more picks?What Rick Meant: I will not reach Nirvana until I have acquired every seventh round pick. And it will happen one day. Oh yes, mark my words.Q: How have the NFL Draft smoke screens evolved over the years?Hi, Ted here breaking character for a minute. I can’t top that quote. I just can’t. This is Spielman gold. GOLD! If I didn’t know any better, I’d say I just got played. Q: Do you believe anything that is out there being said in the media?What Rick Meant: It’s all terrible and a load of crap yet I love it and lap it up, much like Taylor Swift’s music. Q: Do teams ever use Top 30 visits to throw the scent off of players?What Rick Meant: We 100% do that.Q: Do you watch other general managers’ pre-draft press conferences? Is there anything that they say that is useful?What Rick Meant: I have people do that for me. I also have people read stupid garbage like this post Linki görebilmek için giriş yapmanız ya da üye olmanız gerekir. , too. We know everything, all the time. We’re like the NSA for football.Q: Do you look to create some cap space to sign your upcoming draft class? Would you consider trading one of your current players?What Rick Meant: Yes, and I know exactly what we’re going to do to create cap space.Q: Do you consider having to clear cap space for the draft space a big deal? Or do you have a plan figured out?What Rick Meant: Okay, we really have no idea what we’re doing. It’s Rob’s fault. Q: What do you know about Kirk Cousins that you didn’t know before signing him a year ago?What Rick Meant: I know he hasn’t picked up a lunch tab yet. And I know he can afford it, the cheap bastard.Q: How is Mike Hughes’ health?What Rick Meant: Anyone need a good corner still on their rookie contract? I AM OPEN FOR BUSINESS, BABY! Each week, as a part of our Daily Norseman Fanpulse surveys, we’ve asked fans of the Minnesota Vikings how many points the purple are going to win or lose by in a given week. Now that the first half of the season is in the books, the folks that track all this stuff for us have given us a look at how those predictions have fared over the first eight games, and for the most part they haven’t been too bad.Well, with one pretty notable exception.Let’s go through how our readers think the Vikings were going to fare in a given week versus how they actually did.Week 1 vs San Francisco 49ersVikings’ fans prediction - Victory by 9 pointsActual game result - Victory by 8 points, 24-16Week 2 at Green Bay PackersVikings’ fans prediction - Victory by 5 pointsActual game result - Tie, 29-29 (but, come on, who predicts a tie?)Week 3 vs Buffalo BillsVikings’ fans prediction - Victory by 14 pointsActual game result - Loss by 21 points, 27-6Week 4 at Los Angeles RamsVikings’ fans prediction - Loss by 4 pointsActual game result - Loss by 7 points Linki görebilmek için giriş yapmanız ya da üye olmanız gerekir. , 38-31Week 5 at Philadelphia EaglesVikings’ fans prediction - Loss by 1 pointActual game result - Victory by 2 points, 23-21Week 6 vs Arizona CardinalsVikings’ fans prediction - Victory by 9 pointsActual game result - Victory by 10 points, 27-17Week 7 at New York JetsVikings’ fans prediction - Victory by 8 pointsActual game result - Victory by 20 points, 37-17Week 8 vs New Orleans SaintsVikings’ fans prediction - Victory by 2 pointsActual game result - Loss by 10 points, 30-20Our readers have only picked the Vikings to lose two games this year, and the Vikings are 1-1 in those games with a loss to the Rams and a win over the Eagles. The team is 3-2-1 in the six games that our readers predicted that the Vikings would win.For the most part, our readers have been fairly close in the mark in most of the games the Vikings have played this season. The big miss was, obviously, the Week 3 game against Buffalo, and that game that nobody really has a good explanation for.We’ll have more from this week’s FanPulse survey in the next day or two, but that’s the first thing we wanted to highlight since it spotlights the first half of the season.
 
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