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  • #16
    Apparently we get to swap 6th round picks with KC also.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by aqua View Post
      Apparently we get to swap 6th round picks with KC also.
      lol...WOOHOO
      SKOL VIKINGS!


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      • #18
        sweet jesus, that is a gigantic contract.

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        • #19
          We gave up waaayyy more in the Walker deal. The contract for Allen really is pretty outlandish considering his background. Anyway, here are the details of the Walker trade.

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          • #20
            this is definitely a great move, really solidifies the defense...i think we have to concentrate on getting a right tackle in the second round now and then getting some depth later

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            • #21
              People said we way overpaid for Hutchinson a few years ago and called it a ridiculous contract. A few years later freaking Derrick Dockery got the exact same contract. The NFL is a mini economy and there is inflation. Just wait until next year when Suggs and Peppers get new deals. It may seem like a lot now but in a few years it will not seem as bad, plus we are just seeing the preliminary numbers now, who knows how much of that is fluff and how much is money likely to be earned.

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              • #22
                FuzzyGopher is actually right. Contracts everywhere are getting ridiculous. Allen's getting no more than Jake Long, and I'm fairly sure who'd win that contest.

                The big issue is the drink, and the Vikings would be nuts not to build that into the contract. It's not difficult, it is simply necessary to ensure that they are clearly marked as roster bonuses rather than signing bonuses etc.
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                • #23
                  Congrats Viking fans. Your biggest weakness (aside from QB) has just turned into a strength! No draft gambles, guessing how a DE will translate from college to the NFL. You GOT your All-Pro right there, and he's young, has a high motor, etc. The 17th pick is often a gamble with DE's like Jarvis Moss, David Pollack, Erasmus James, etc... never know how they'll pan out, but you know what Jared Allen brings to the NFL field, and unfortunately so do I........

                  For my team's sake, at least you didn't get Tony Gonzalez from them too!

                  I predict Jared Allen and Aaron Kampman battle for the NFC sack title with Patrick Kerney and DeMarcus Ware...... but I just hope Kampman leads after week one :D

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                  • #24
                    Just wanted to add to the school of thought that the contract won't be as big as it seems. They manipulate all that junk, clauses here and there, bonuses spread out for this and that. If we wanted to cut him in two years (hopefully we won't and he continues his path to dominance, I'm just saying though), I'm sure there'd be a clause in there that saves us from a big cap hit - like with Shaun Alexander. He just signed a rediculous contract a couple years ago, right? And now he's cut.

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                    • #25
                      It will be worth it, I'm feeling a 20+ sack season for Jared Allen.

                      Some might think I'm nuts but it really isn't that far fetched of a thought. He had 15.5 sacks on the Chiefs next to a much worse pair of DTs. On the Vikings he will be next to 2 pro bowl DTs and he will be seeing a fair amount of 1 on 1's with the OTs. The next thing that would point to 20+ sacks is the absurd amount of times the Vikings get passed on due to the run defense opposing offense averaged 40 att per game against the Vikings D(compared to 29 per game for the Chiefs D).

                      So obviously barring Injury to him or one of the Williams wrecking crew, and if the run defense remains as dominant as it has been in the past two years I could see Jared possibly getting 20+ Sacks

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Crazy_Chris View Post
                        It will be worth it, I'm feeling a 20+ sack season for Jared Allen.

                        Some might think I'm nuts but it really isn't that far fetched of a thought. He had 15.5 sacks on the Chiefs next to a much worse pair of DTs. On the Vikings he will be next to 2 pro bowl DTs and he will be seeing a fair amount of 1 on 1's with the OTs. The next thing that would point to 20+ sacks is the absurd amount of times the Vikings get passed on due to the run defense opposing offense averaged 40 att per game against the Vikings D(compared to 29 per game for the Chiefs D).

                        So obviously barring Injury to him or one of the Williams wrecking crew, and if the run defense remains as dominant as it has been in the past two years I could see Jared possibly getting 20+ Sacks

                        That's not a crazy thought. It's informed, thought-out, sensible, reasonable, and fact-based. Yeah, it's bat **** crazy to predict 20+ sacks for someone....but Christ, it makes sense in this case.

                        Hedge the bet, 18+.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by General Zod View Post
                          Yeah, Im gonna say it, I dont care,

                          Its the Walker trade all over again.

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                          • #28
                            Jared Allen is due an $8 million roster bonus in 2010 per the six-year, $72.36 million contract he signed with the Vikings.
                            The bonus is guaranteed for injury only. It protects Minnesota in case Allen gets in trouble with the law again. Allen's signing bonus is $15.5 million. His base salaries are: $750,000 (2008), $7.75 million (2009), $6.38 million (2010), $8,979,438 (2011), $11,619,850 (2012), and $14,280,612 (2013).

                            http://www.rotoworld.com/content/pla...rt=NFL&id=2837

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                            • #29
                              Had to stop buy to see what yall had to say about this trade. Allen is pretty darn good. If he gets 15 sacks, you have to be happy with that. No one you could draft would make that much of an impact.

                              Does put a damper on draft day, though...


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                              • #30
                                Some revealing (and good for the Vikes) info:

                                http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...aps/index.html

                                The obvious question mark in regards to Allen, 26, are his two DUI convictions while in Kansas City, the second of which resulted in a four-game league suspension in 2007, which was subsequently reduced to two games by commissioner Roger Goodell. Much of the debate regarding the wisdom of Minnesota paying so high a price for Allen is sure to center on the question of whether he's only one more mistake away from incurring a mandatory year-long league suspension under the terms of the league's substance abuse policy?

                                One league source told SI.com on Wednesday that Allen's two strikes in the program get wiped off the books if he stays incident free through September, at which time his most recent DUI will be two years old. He would then be out from under the threat of a year-long league suspension if he incurred another DUI after September, the source said. But that scenario could not be confirmed by an NFL spokesman Wednesday, leaving it uncertain whether Allen is a high risk for a career-interrupting suspension.

                                Perhaps it will turn out that the Vikings are not taking quite the gamble on Allen that some might assume. Minnesota is said to be convinced the signs of maturity that Allen started showing in Kansas City in the past year-plus have taken root and he has become someone worth betting on. To that end, Minnesota did nothing out of the ordinary to protect itself in his new precedent-setting contract. There are only the standard clauses within the deal that would allow the team to recoup some of the money if Allen incurs a significant suspension or violates his contract in some way, but no extraordinary steps were taken to safeguard the organization.
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