Presented to you without any fakey, make-believey quote edits, for once, courtesy of Vikings Age and Adam Schefter, who definitely looks smarmy as a an over-sexed weasel, but also somehow reliably knows his shit and doesn't typically just blow people to work his lips, if you catch my meaning. If you don't, I'm trying to say he may have some truth behind this, which really chaps my anus:
|Schefter has suggested over the past few weeks that the Vikings might look at people other than Kalil with their pick. But in a Wednesday Q&A available only to ESPN Insider subscribers, Schefter put his money on the table and said he believes the Vikings will pass on Kalil.
God lord, Vikings, really?
Now, this isn't to say the Vikings are FOR SURE going to pass on Matt Kalil. No one is saying that because obviously no one knows. But as the Vikings Age points out in their post, there are plenty of reasons to believe Schefter's take on this situation. As mentioned, Shefter continually has good NFL sources that don't jerk his chain like people do with Todd McShay, that little shit weasel. And Schefter frequently will walk a professional line between breaking news and reporting rumor and innuendo. He usually plays it safe and trusts his people, so when he breaks player or pick trades on draft day, he's usually right and light years ahead of people. So, he's got a track record, he ain't no fool, and he knows the right people. If Schefter don't know, we don't know.
And that's the worst part. How can the Vikings not know right now? If it's a matter of them not being sure if they want to trade the #3 pick for, say, Cam Newton and the New York Giants offensive line somehow, then OK, I get it. But since that's not actually possible and no one would make that trade, I'm honestly hesitant to say that I would trade the pick for any reason whatsoever. You take Kalil, and don't worry about a left tackle for 10 YEARS. Do you know how long ten years is? It's like forever. It'll be longer than Purple Jesus' NFL career, I'll tell you that (and then go cry myself to sleep). It'll be longer than Justin Blackmon's silence because he's not getting enough passes thrown his way in three years. It's a worthy investment, and just the right move, and the fact that the Vikings haven't settled on that I just ... Oh god ... I'm going to murder someone.
So please, Schefter, be wrong for once. And Vikings? Don't give me a reason to break out my spiked bat and swing it at your collective nuts. I'd hate to have to bring that thing out of retirement.
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If we keep the #3 pick and PASS on Kalil, I think I might give up on the Vikings and have my Sunday's free this fall. That's just retarded (so retarded that I have no problem using the completely un-PC term "retarded" to describe it).
I kind of understand the thinking of seeing if we can get two extra picks for some team that is depserate and/or stupid enough to trade up for Tannehill, because we really do need as much help on this team as we can get. But keeping the #3 pick and passing on AT LEAST the 3rd best player in the draft (and possibly THE BEST player in the draft if both Luck and RGIII go bust) to take who? Blackmon (who isn't really that big and actually kind of slow, so he won't be dominant in the NFL)? Clairborne (sure we need a good cover corner, but we don't need to draft someone too high just to get him)? SERIOUSLY?
@Lakeville_Mikey Passing up Kalil at #3 and not trading the pick would be ultimate epic mass retardation failure to the infinity Nth degree. I stand by that.
@Lakeville Mikey You pretty much nailed it. If we keep the #3 and draft anyone but Kalil, it's game on. My un-read blog comments versus their millions of dollars and sex partners with fake boobs. They'll win, but I'll still complain.
And although trading down for more draft picks sounds sexy, let's be realistic. We've already signed 37 fringe NFL players during free agency that would be no better or worse than any 3rd round or later draft pick for the team in 2012. Also, we've already got like 15 draft picks this draft. Do we REALLY need more? Or give up our 3rd pick to move back for more? Why not use three of our 4th round picks and move back up? It's complete bullshit.
Oh and yesterday Common Man was blathering on about the Vikes trading the pick to whichever dipshit team wants Ponder Tannehill Jr... Because "there are a bunch of top lineman and Kalil isn't that much better than any of the others." Pure idiocy.
@CollegeWolf I like the Common Man more or less because he's a classic internet/radio troll, but this is too far.
1. Tannehill sucks eggs. I am seriously considering burning College Station to the ground because of this inane chatter about him.
2. Phil Loadholt was considered an average talent. He was taken in the second round. Is that what we want? Another Phil Loadholt? Go fuck yourself.
@PJD I know you aren't... and I couldn't agree more with you. I don't think anyone understands it...
@CollegeWolf And I'm not saying that just to be a dick. The guy is not an NFL quarterback. I don't get it. It's like people trying to suck off Colt McCoy, excepy McCoy was at least a decent college QB (Some say great, but he just won despite himself. Didn't have physical traits of a great QB). Shit blows my mind.
Top 5 NFL pick? His agent should be receiving under-table handies from Tannehill for the rest of his life if that happens.
Yep, it's the Vikings. We will manage to fuxk up an un-fuck-up-able draft pick situation. Really people? REALLY?!?