ORIGINAL: David Levine
It seems (finally) there is a consensus in here about acquiring a modern-day TE. Just think if we would have been ahead (or even) of the curve on that one?
Unfortunately, the Minnesota Vikings have yet to learn the importance of a modern-day TE, especially for a team with only two WR's.
Rudolph isn't going to be replaced.
The last "modern-day" TE the Vikings have had who amounted to anything was probably Steve Jordan and that goes back too far for many on here to remember. Some may say Joel Senser was a that type of TE but his career was cut short and he was never a fast TE who could outrun LB and maybe some of the secondary D-Backs. The Vikings have had guys like Jim Kleinsasser, primarily known for his blocking, Kyle Rudolph, known for one yd(s) after-the-catch, Bob Tucker (played with Tommy Kramer and Co.) and before that Stu Voigt. It has not been a position of notoriety for the Vikings over their history. Forgettable, for the most part.
We had two "modern-day" TEs from recent drafts and cut both of them. Pruitt and what's his name.
I had high hopes for both... but neither made the team.
Thought it might be a mistake... but neither has done enough for me to know if they are still in the league or not... so they can't have been too big of loss.
5th and 6th round picks.
That's more taking a flyer than targeting a need.
Yeah Bucky Hodges. I just don't get how somebody with his size and ability can't make it. Whatever round they were picked in they were "modern-day" TEs.
I think bucky’s issue was that he didn’t want to work hard. Good hands, quick feet, but a laxy disposition.