Randall Cobb looking for $9 million a year

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The price tag for soon-to-be free agent wide receiver Randall Cobb is $9 million a year.

That’s the word from Rob Demovsky of ESPN, who reports that Cobb is seeking an average of about $9 million a year, perhaps with a deal close to the four-year, $39 million contract extension the Packers gave teammate Jordy Nelson last year.

The Packers aren’t expected to franchise Cobb, and there have been no reports that a deal between the team and the player is close. That means there’s a good chance that Cobb will hit the open market and get to see what he’s worth.

Fortunately for Cobb, he’s hitting the market after his best season: Cobb had 91 catches for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, all career highs. Either the Packers or some other team will pay a pretty penny for a receiver who can produce like that.

149 responses to “Randall Cobb looking for $9 million a year

  1. Randall Cobb should give Green Bay the Aaron Rodgers discount. Rodgers makes him so much better than he really is. Shop himself around too much and he will be working with Geno Smith or Johnny Manziel.

  2. Cobb is another Percy Harvin………without the baggage. Don’t think he is a true #1 wideout for any team.

  3. barsfordays says:
    Feb 16, 2015 3:30 PM
    Maclin is worth more. As an Eagles fan, that makes me nervous.
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    Ole 1 year wonder (during a contract year) is better than The Best QB’s favorite target?

    Okay…

  4. Don’t ask for too much or you will end up cut in a couple years just like Fitzgerald/Johnson and eventually Dez.

  5. Talented receiver but must realize having one of the most accurate QBs throwing him the ball inflates his numbers a bit.

  6. contra74 says: Feb 16, 2015 3:32 PM

    If the packers pay up he better make sure their health coverage includes choking.
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    Don’t worry, when GB is done with him in 6 or 7 years, the Vikings can have him for 15 mil a year.
    How is Jennings working out for you? In 5 or 6 years you can overpay for Rodgers as well.

  7. Would love to see Cobb back in GB. Great “Swiss Army Knife” type of player who can do a lot of things, but no way will he get close to $9 million, at least in GB. He’s mostly a slot player, and the Packers have Abbredaris coming back next season who can do that. Plus TT is great at drafting WRs. Maybe the market won’t be there for Cobb and he’ll take a realistic GB offer.

  8. “Welcome to the Seahawks! We would love to have you, and we have the cap room.”

    Bandagon fans still don’t understand that Russell Wilson is going to jump from $600K a year to $18 million a year. Seattle is about to see how the rest of the league operates when the QB has a cap hit like that. The rookie contract honeymoon is over.

  9. Another Packers garbage. Vikings don’t want him unless he’s worth 2-3 mil a year. But if Packers want him they better pay him 9 mil a year bc he’s the best on their roster. LOL, makes sense for them.

  10. I don’t blame Cobb for taking the money. He’s never had the big contract so now is the time to cash in. He’s a good receiver , but not worth that kinda dough. He’s a great #2 receiver, but will be a disappointment as a #1. However all it takes is 1 team to fall in love.

  11. Cobb is one hell of a football player but 9 million for a slot receiver. He would be smart to take 7 million and run for 5 years with AR throwing to him. A no brainier if you want to win!

  12. thejuddstir says:Feb 16, 2015 3:37 PM

    Cobb is another Percy Harvin………without the baggage. Don’t think he is a true #1
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    He may not be a true #1, but hes nothing like Harvin. Cobb has more TD’s in his last 3 years than Harvin in his whole 7 year career.

  13. In a perfect world, Randall will be nicely paid AND play for a contender.

    The Greg Jennings tragedy is a cautionary tale for any WR’s trying to make a quick buck with one of the unimportant teams like the Vikings.

  14. Love how people always say that a receiver wouldnt be as good without rodgers, manning, etc. thanks captain obvious! No WR is going to be as good with geno smith as with an elite QB.

  15. kenny2neworleans says:
    Feb 16, 2015 3:52 PM

    Love how people always say that a receiver wouldnt be as good without rodgers, manning, etc. thanks captain obvious! No WR is going to be as good with geno smith as with an elite QB.
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    If it wasn’t for Jordy Nelson, Josh Freeman wouldn’t have been a 1st round pick

  16. If the Packers wanted to keep him, why didn’t they sign him to an extension last summer? I think The Great Ted Thompson the Genius is going to make a low-ball offer, Cobb will sign somewhere else, and both the team and the player will be hurt.

  17. Cobb isn’t going anywhere, Queen fans can salivate all they want over Packer players, but they don’t let the good ones go. Besides, you could give Bridgewater Jerry Rice, Calvin Johnson, Don Hudson, Michael Irvin, or any other Hall of Fame receiver and he still couldn’t hit them with a football if he was standing on them.

  18. @scoops1

    First off college and NFL are two completely different animals. Second, josh freeman was a first round pick because he was 6’5″ 250lbs and could throw the ball about 70 yards!

  19. There is no way Ted Thompson pays Cobb 9 mil a year and pays Bulaga 7 mil + a year too. They are both gone and so is AJ Hawk & Tramon Williams . Cobb will sign with the Raiders . Book it.

  20. and the fan base in AZ want to pay Fitz 23M… Go get Cobb at 10 -12 M per and Larry a job for life as the teams good will ambassador… They are far apart in negotiations but remember the old man after game 1 set the tone with his asinine comments

  21. One more thing after Cobb leaves the Packers the loser moron haters will laugh but the Packers scouts will come up with 2 WR’s in the draft for much cheaper . Whats James Jones and Greg Jennings done with out Aaron Rodgers @ QB ? NOTHING ! The Packers are a dark horse team to sign Ndamukong Suh just like they signed Reggie White.

  22. “Since he as been living at least part time in Green Bay these past few years I wonder if he has become stupid enough to accept Packer stock as payment for his next contract?”


    Since you’re talking stupid, how about someone have to explain to you about Packers stock? Since the Packers are a 5o1 non-profit, the term ‘stock’ is interchangeable with “member”, as you can become with a donation to a non-profit. The folks who got ‘stock’ made a donation so they could continue the non-profit’s mission. Sorry it is so difficult to understand for some. A non-profit does not have to be a charity.
    When you make a donation to the United Way, do you expect to get part of the organization?
    At some point, after enough repetition, it might sink in, but probably not.

  23. He’ll get the money he’s looking for from some team, but probably not the Packers. They’ll need to get lucky in the draft if they’re going to replace him, though. Randall “Tex” Cobb is a man of uncommon valor.

  24. He’ll take the Packers’ offer of 4 years, $33M over the Vikings’ offer of 5 years and $65M plus free access to the party boat.

    Minny’s next pass catcher’s name will rhyme with Frandon Frostick.

  25. I’m sure one of the perennial losers in the NFL will give him his $9m and then try to get rid of him as soon as they change coaches or GM again. That is why they are losers. So Oakland, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Tampa, NYJ, Washington, Minnesota: step right up and take a number.

  26. NOPE ! He’s not getting a contract at $9 mil per unless it’s a 5 or 6 year deal.
    How about $45 mil/5 years – $18 mil upfront. We can afford that much, and he is a dynamic player for this offense.

    A 5 year deal makes sense as Rodgers and Nelson are both signed through the 2019 season.

    We will save $10 mil by releasing AJ Hawk and Brad Jones this year. For 2016 we have no notable unrestricted free agents to resign.

  27. This is a tough one for GB. On one hand you have Davante Adams who looks like he’s legit on the NFL level and could potentially slide into Cobb’s WR role. But on the other side Cobb is a valuable commodity for the Packers because in addition to excelling as WR he also does punt returns. That would be an additional hole that new Special Teams coach Ron Zook would have to fill.

  28. Not worth that amount. Hell be sitting through free agency as other WRs are signed for less, until his price comes down.

  29. Cobb is seeking an average of about $9 million a year, perhaps with a deal close to the four-year, $39 million contract extension the Packers gave teammate Jordy Nelson last year.

    —-keep in mind that the $39 million nelson got was his 3rd contract…..this would only be cobb’s 2nd….don’t get too greedy, randall……

  30. Note to Packer’s fans: We Minnesotans don’t want him. You can keep your fragile goods. Overpriced benchwarmer, he’s all yours.

    C’moooooon Demaryus Thomas!

  31. rtroy23 says:
    Feb 16, 2015 4:50 PM

    Someone said jordy Nelson made josh freeman a first rounder. How? Freeman played at K-state Nelson played at Texas a&m.
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    WRONG!!!!!!!!!

  32. Jennings hasn’t done that bad considering his qb options. Too much $$ though. A lot of guys could do what he’s doing over there.

    I really hope they sign Cobb. He’s fearless across the middle, runs great routes and carries the ball out of the backfield. He’s worth Nelson money

  33. Ted will not pay it. That is how it works in Green Bay Cobb. Ted’s ability is QB deep. That is why GB is one injury away from top 5 team to bottom 5 team.

  34. With the money Tampa has to spend, Cobb would really compliment V. Jackson and Mike Evans and give the QB (Glennon/Winston/Mariota) a great receiving corps to throw to

  35. Thanks Victor Cruz and the NYg. He got a contract in the 9 Mil. Range. Randall Cobb was in the same class and has better numbers than him. Thats why he isn’t in the wrong asking for this.

    I think the Packers, will do as they did with Jennings, and give him a contract that allows him to hit FA before turning 30 It worked out ok for Jennings.

  36. They all hit the market after their best season. Reason Seattle lost was they wanted to make Wilson the super bowl hero and MVP with the winning pass so he would get a real nice contract from management.
    Ya that didn’t work so well.

  37. Report comment
    kcflake says: Feb 16, 2015 4:38 PM

    Mr. Cobb, you’re the next wide receiver for KC Chiefs.
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    Right. The Chiefs have plenty of cap space to sign Cobb, and I’m sure Cobb is salivating at the chance to play with a QB that didn’t throw a TD to a receiver all season. KC might be more interested in Maclin anyway.

  38. One thing for certain, the Packers will not break their cap by overpaying Cobb. I do not think Cobb is going to get 9 million anywhere.

    It is funny how many fans want their team to sign Cobb. First thing you have to consider is your teams cap space. Teams like Seattle and Minnesota won’t have the cap space to sign high priced free agents. KC has Houston to deal with and they can’t afford more high priced guys either. Any team desperate enough to give Cobb elite receiver money is foolish. Look at how badly Minnesota blew it paying Jennings. Good receivers will not turn your horrible quarterback into something good. Doesn’t work that way.

  39. Funny how u forgot to mention in the title of this article GB is already currently working on the contract details with Cobb, Randall Tex Cobb ain’t going nowhere

  40. Just fire up the Xerox machine and crank out $9M worth of Packer “stock”. It worked for Packer fans and Cobb just might drink the kool-aid too.

  41. Ted never says anything to the press about current negotiations.

    It is tough negotiating with Ted Thompson because he always has a Plan B and a Plan C.

    There is no one I would trust this negotiation to more than Ted Thompson.

    I’m sure he will remind the agent and Cobb of the experiences of James Jones and Glen Jennings losing the spokesman jobs, losing coverage in the press, losing statistics as well as missing the wonderful lifestyle in Green Bay WI.

  42. Raider apologist ,
    Mr. Cobb, you’re the next wide receiver for KC Chiefs.
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    Right. The Chiefs have plenty of cap space to sign Cobb, and I’m sure Cobb is salivating at the chance to play with a QB that didn’t throw a TD to a receiver all season. KC might be more interested in Maclin anyway.

    No, we’ll find room. And if you think we’d rather have Maclin… How cute

  43. If the Packers don’t re-sign him, it will be a huge loss.
    As good as Nelson is, the Packers need Cobb even more because he can do more things than Nelson can do.
    And Davante Adams is still not close to being a consistently good WR in the NFL. Behind them, the cupboard is filled with unprovens.
    Ted Thompson has to find a way to make this work.

  44. AR is great but he doesn’t get open by 3 yards over and over. Nelson and Cobb do.

    No disrespect to AR. He’s the best in the league right now but anyone can hit a guy that gets open like Nelson and to a lesser extent Cobb does.

  45. Cobb is good. Rodgers makes him good. If he gets signed by the Packers, it will be within their plans. Aside from dominating the Seahawks and then blowing the game, and beating the eventual SuperBowl Champions in a hotly contested late-season game…..the Packers are very close. Cobb knows this. He also knows the Packers have a secret weapon waiting in the wings to show his stuff. This guy will be huge someday. Remember this nickname, the one his Packer teammates gave him; V12. You’re going to see a lot of him.

  46. Cobb’s strongest asset is his ability to get open after Rodgers has had to extend the play, no receiver works harder and never gives up on a play. If the Packers don’t resign him they will be sorry, Adams is good and Abredderis is a question mark with the ACL injury, but Cobb is the real deal, and a class act.

  47. billsrule2015 says: Feb 16, 2015 7:15 PM

    And I want a brand new mercedes and a gold rolex and a cruise around the world.

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    Between you and Randall, one of you has earned it.

  48. If it wasn’t for Jordy Nelson, Josh Freeman wouldn’t have been a 1st round pick

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    Can the same be said with Mike Evans and Johnny Manziel?

  49. aaronrodgers618 says:
    Feb 16, 2015 8:21 PM

    I wish the Packers could trade Scott Walker to another state.

    Why? Does Wisconsin not give you enough free stuff?

  50. summitmech says:
    Feb 16, 2015 4:51 PM
    Note to Packer’s fans: We Minnesotans don’t want him. You can keep your fragile goods. Overpriced benchwarmer, he’s all yours.

    C’moooooon Demaryus Thomas!

    ………………………………………………………………………………………….

    Doubt like heck either one would want to play for Minnesota. Both like playing in the postseason.

  51. <>

    If the Packers do end up franchising Cobb, I hope they argue to lower his WR franchise number.

    Think about it. If a TE like Graham can argue he should be paid like a WR because he lined up split out wide on a certain percentage of snaps, then a team should be able to argue to reduce the franchise number based on the same argument!

    And since WRs who play predominantly in the slot make SIGNIFICANTLY less than WRs that line up on the outside, and Cobb played the majority of his snaps in the slot, it sounds fair to me!

    See?

    This is why Jimmy Graham’s “franchise me at the WR number” argument was SO RIDICULOUS.

  52. Cobb is a decent WR, and someone will pay this man $9 mil a year. Is he worth it? Probably not. But someone will pay.

    If Decker can get 7 mil / yr on the Jets, I don’t see why Cobb can’t get 9.

  53. Apparently everyone forgot how negotiations work. If he states he wants 9 million/year it is very unlikely he is actually expecting to get it, but rather is setting the ceiling for negotiations. Just like if the Packers said they want to pay him no more than 5 million/year they don’t actually expect to sign him at that number, they would be setting a floor so both sides can negotiate to a number that falls somewhere in the middle.

  54. Funny that packer fans are ripping on him now and giving credit to Rodgers, lol!!! How did the MVP play in the championship game? Lol!!! Brett Favre wouldn’t have complained at all, heck he played 1 full year with a broken thumb on his throwing hand. Rodgers would’ve been on IR, lmao!!!

  55. Welcome to Oakland we have cap space for you and Maclin WR Philly and Jerry Hughes DE Buff and Maxwell CB Seatt and and T knighton DT Den and will still have cap space Oak will be cutting Schaub QB L Woodley DE MJD RB and A SmithDT and yes this will give Oak 70 million and they have to spend due to the last CBA Then draft best Defensive player with number #4 pick or if one of the two QBS make it to pick #4 trade the pick for more draft picks then draft a MLB S OL and draft Cobb RB from MN in the late third or early fourth RD

  56. Funny how packer fans rip Jennings too, so funny. I’d like Cobb in purple, it’d be pretty funny have Cobb/Jennings, 1-2, if Peterson comes back, Jennings and Cobb will beat 1 vs 1 coverage all damn day. Bridgewater is better than you packer rubes think. Patterson looked decent when we had Peterson, that’s how big an impact AP has! If AP comes back, you know he’ll be running angry and you have a soft defense, so that’ll be great to see, difference is Bridgewater is way better than Cassell or Ponder. You better hope it don’t happen, vikes went from 32nd against the pass to #7, that’s the best jump in the NFL!

  57. vikings28 says:
    Feb 16, 2015 10:19 PM
    Q: How did the MVP play in the championship game?

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    A: Hurt

  58. You know what the MVP did in the championship game? Blew the biggest lead in NFC Championship history! It was EPIC to say the least. Vikings have never melted down that bad! I’d call it a discount double choke!! Got crushed the 1st and last game of the year!! DDC!! Wooooooo!!

  59. Cobb’s a beast but best suited as a slot WR. If a team gives him 9mil/year to be a #1 WR they may be a little disappointed, but regardless this dude’s a beast.

  60. He looked pretty mobile to me. He was rolling out all over the place. Against Dallas I’d say he was hurt, against Seattle he choked, DDC!!! Check his stats and let me know. Better idea, let’s throw at Sherman!! Dumb.

  61. Erin – 22 Million
    Fabio – 12.5 Million
    Nelson – 9 Million
    Cobb – 9 Million
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    52.5 Million a year in four players. Looks like Green Bay better get a Capologist.

  62. vikings28 says:
    Feb 16, 2015 10:41 PM
    Vikings have never melted down that bad!
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    January 14th, 2001. “The heavily favored Minnesota Vikings, after beginning their season with a league-best 11-2 record, went into the NFC Championship Game……..and was crushed 41-0.”

    Viking trolls have very selective memories.

  63. Really?? The vikes never had a 19-7 lead with 5 minutes to go, let alone possessing the football after an INT when there is 5 minutes Togo, actually no team except the Green Bay Packers have blown a lead like that, ever, I mean in the history of the NFL, the FRICKEN history, you idiot. Read my post, then respond, you can’t respond because there is no response to that, it’s the biggest meltdown in NFL History!! It was EPIC. If you need the definition of history, let me know, I’ll provide the link. LMAO!!!!!

  64. And in 2001 there were stories of the Giants stealing Vikings play calls….if you watched the game it would make sense. The funny part about that story is SpyGate happened 2 years later….coincidence?? We’ll never know. What I know is the Vikings averaged 27 points, Giants averaged 16 points, but vikes score 0 and giants got 41…..who knows though.

  65. I see him with the Patriots. Pats will release Tim Wright, Danny Amendola and make a big push for Cobb. They also won’t resign Ridley or Vereen either. They will resign Revis as well. Devin McCourty will be kept as well. They will make one more Super Bowl run and Brady will get #5.

  66. vikings28 says:
    Feb 16, 2015 11:34 PM
    What I know is the Vikings averaged 27 points, Giants averaged 16 points, but vikes score 0 and giants got 41…..who knows though.
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    Who knows though? Everyone. Everyone knows it was a Viking meltdown. The Packers may have blown a great opportunity, but at least they showed up.

    Your enjoyment of the Packer loss by far exceeds any trauma or pain I feel from it. I know the Packers have another legitimate chance next year. You know it too. All the Vikings have is wishing and hoping…..again. It is compounded by the fact the Packers OWN the Vikings, which I suspect may be the source of your anger and jealousy.

    You can get help for that sort of thing.

  67. If you were at the game, it makes sense. ESPN/CBS, everyone was reporting it. The Eagles were complaining about it the game before. The Vikings just laughed at it. Carter and Moss barely had 40 yards receiving that day. Culpepper threw for 78 yards. Robert Griffith said every time the Vikings checked to something, the Giants were right there. I find it funny that the NFL was mum on the subject, then SpyGate hit in 2003. Pats were busted for the exact same thing. The NFL doesn’t look into things for the Vikings, they ignore them, then change the rules. Let me know if you want me to provide examples, cause I can think of 2 major ones off the top of my head.

  68. Everyone? That’s laughable, at best. The thing I find most funny about packer rubes is they talk about their history, well they now OWN the biggest meltdown in NFC Championship game history and you can’t dispute it, nobody can!! Nobody, it’s history, just like the Vikings 4 Super Bowl losses, can’t dispute it. Vikings are 0-4 in super bowls and the packers have the BIGGEST meltdown in NFC Championship history, face it!!! Lol

  69. Biggest meltdown ever? Nope.

    Biggest Comeback Wins in NFL Championship Game History
    Rk Winner Loser Season Game Deficit Final
    1 Colts Patriots 2006 AFC-C 18 (21-3) W 38-34
    2 49ers Falcons 2012 NFC-C 17 (17-0) W 28-24
    3 Seahawks Packers 2014 NFC-C 16 (16-0) W 28-22 OT
    4 Falcons Vikings 1998 NFC-C 13 (20-7) W 30-27 OT
    5 Colts Jets 2009 AFC-C 11 (17-6) W 30-17

  70. ESPN and every sports talk show was talking about the biggest 5 minute meltdown in history. Your MVP should’ve played better!!! Don’t give me the hurt crap either, he’s weak and soft. He’ll probably be hurt again this year like the last 2 years. One more year and its a trend. Favre=way tough, karen= way soft, cry baby excuse making MVP. Tampa bay field hurt my calf, I’m sure, it probably has to do with his workout regime. I can see him getting crushed this coming year!!

  71. Ok, Stella, show me a bigger meltdown in an NFC Championship game then. For the vikes championship game, look it up donks. I’m 36 yrs old, I witness all of it donkulous!! At the end of the day, nobody has melted down worse in the last 5 minutes of any NFC championship game in NFL history. The 2014 packers own that with Karen Rodgers leading the way.

  72. Vikings fans bragging about how GB lost in the NFC championship is laughable when they didn’t even sniff the playoffs. There is only ONE winner each year, but all want our team to be competitive and be playing deep into January/Feb.

    Its like thos who claim Montana’s 4-0 SB record is better than Brady’s 4-2. So Brady gets knocked for making it to TWO more SBs, at least winning 2 more conference championship games when Montana lost in earlier rounds?

    I get you always want to finish and win the big one,but it aint that easy and teams like GB are examples of SB or bust, can’t say the same for 26 or so other franchises, Vikes included

  73. I get you always want to finish and win the big one,but it aint that easy and teams like GB are examples of SB or bust, can’t say the same for 26 or so other franchises, Vikes included….

    SB or bust Green Bay? Until they learn to use all available resources to obtain talent, their street free agents and draft picks will be all they have. Of course propped up by Aaron Rogers..Can get over any hump that way..

  74. If the Pack is going to spend all this money on receivers and QB then they better never again hand off three times in a row on crucial first down situations. Especially in big playoff games.
    Still SMH over that one.

    Or better yet, maybe they just shouldn’t ever hand off again.
    LOL

  75. OK Pack.
    If you are going to spend all this money for him to catch and run with the ball then please, please stop using him for running plays when you have better runners for that.

  76. Every year if GB doesn’t make the super bowl, I consider it failing. Me personally, I’d rather not have that expectation, but GB brings that expectation on themselves, by talking about the super bowl in training camp, lol!! Vikings have realistic expectations of not making it because we don’t have the team to do so, but the Vikings are up and coming. Zimmer is way better than McFatty in my opinion.

  77. They can’t get over the hump because they are Super Bowl or bust every year, pretty simple. I highly doubt belechik and tombrady are talking Super Bowl in week 1 of training camp, lol

  78. Seattle played Cobb twice last year, and once the past 2 years…they know Cobb isn’t worth $9m a year….But I agree, Seattle needs receiver help at every position, even tight end!

  79. Ok, Stella, show me a bigger meltdown in an NFC Championship game then. For the vikes championship game, look it up donks. I’m 36 yrs old, I witness all of it donkulous!! At the end of the day, nobody has melted down worse in the last 5 minutes of any NFC championship game in NFL history. The 2014 packers own that with Karen Rodgers leading the way.
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    Seattle made a comeback, in spite of giving up 4 intereceptions….2 weeks later Seattle gave away a back to back SB championship by giving the ball to NE at NE’s 1 yard line via ridiculous play calling. It all balances out in the end. Tomorrow the sun shall also rise…no worries!

  80. vikings28-

    Even Vikings officials said there was no truth to the rumors about Giants cheating in that 41-0 Giant victory, which was generated by the media. In any event, it’s just kind of sad to have to defend your team using something as specious as that.

    Also, setting up the criteria that the Packers need to make the Super Bowl or else it is failing is just a mechanism to keep you happy with the Vikings ineptitude. There are 32 NFL teams. They are at the top of their profession- make the playoffs or you don’t, and one wins the Super Bowl. I’m not privy to the Packers and Patriots preseason discussions as you are, but my guess is Super Bowl is mentioned often in regards to these teams and others since they are right at the cusp of winning championships, and adding pieces to achieve such.

    And if the Vikings aren’t talking about putting together a championship team and building towards that they are fools. You may apply different standards to different teams, but the standard that most NFL teams apply is that the goal is to win a championship. And to get there, you at least have to make the playoffs. So I have a hard time seeing how Vikings fans can knock a team that continuously beats the stuffing out of them, makes the playoffs (and beats the Vikings the last time they made the playoffs). Just deal with it- the Packers have it over the Vikings in every way possible. I’m a Bears fan, and the Packers beat on us as well- but I don’t have to develop a new set of standards to judge the Bears- they need to achieve the same things Green Bay does is in order to be successful and move towards a championship.

    It would be pretty hard to consider the Patriots as failures since they went 10 years between Super Bowl’s and made the playoffs nearly all of those years in between. It’s hard to win a Super Bowl or even get to the Super Bowl- the Vikings know this; they lost NFC championships to the Giants, Falcons, and Saints. And the 4 times they went to the Super Bowl, they didn’t win any of those.

    The standards are the same for every time. This isn’t college football, where teams are limited by money, facilities, recruiting abilities or base, media coverage, etc.

  81. Frank Booth = true fan of the game, sincerely appreciate your words and lack of smackmanship. It is nice to see that other grown men utilize this site for communication above a 1st grade level.

  82. Randall don’t sign a long term contract, let them Franchise you pick up a quick 12 million and then if they try to Franchise you next year you can hit them up for 14 million then at 26 go get a long term deal anywgere but Green Bay. Then laugh all the way to the bank. It’s just business.

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