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Change coming to Minnesota: Youth will be served

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08:01 AM ET 01.19 | Saying it's a must in today's NFL, Vikings GM Rick Spielman has a plan to get younger. And so the youth movement at Winter Park is about to get underway. This coming weekend, the Vikings coaching staff and personnel folks will head to Mobile, Ala., for the weeklong Senior Bowl experience. That's the next big step in preparation for April's draft. Free agency, meanwhile, will begin on March 13. And through it all, Spielman wants to make it clear that his promotion to the GM's role comes with one predominant responsibility: to put the Vikings on solid footing for the long haul. ... This April, the Vikings anticipate having at least 10 more draft picks to play with.

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January 19, 2012  08:07 AM ET

Mobile, Alabama, eh? How close is that to Hattiesburg, Mississippi?

January 19, 2012  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Mobile, Alabama, eh? How close is that to Hattiesburg, Mississippi?

Don't know but it's right next to Forrest Gump's friend in Bayou La Batre.

January 19, 2012  08:14 AM ET

Bye bye, Jared Allen!

January 19, 2012  08:17 AM ET

It's a young man's game...

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January 19, 2012  08:25 AM ET

Is there any reason not to?

January 19, 2012  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Mobile, Alabama, eh? How close is that to Hattiesburg, Mississippi?

84 miles

January 19, 2012  08:34 AM ET

How about a banged up Adrian Peterson for a couple Patriots draft picks?

January 19, 2012  08:56 AM ET

If I were in a division with GB and Detroit, I'd be thinking long-term, too. The short term doesn't look so hot.

January 19, 2012  09:15 AM ET

I wonder if the youth movement includes a move to LA?

January 19, 2012  09:29 AM ET

This francise is in shambles

January 19, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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This francise is in shambles

They sold out to get Favre, and it came back to bite them in the arse.

January 19, 2012  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

How about a banged up Adrian Peterson for a couple Patriots draft picks?

With $24 million still guaranteed on his contract in the next two years, I do not think that is going to happen.
If BB has any cap space next year he will look for defensive help. Offense does not seem to be a problem.

January 19, 2012  10:18 AM ET

"Youth will be served"
Reminds me of the old WC Fields response when asked how he like children..." Well Done."

January 19, 2012  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

How about a banged up Adrian Peterson for a couple Patriots draft picks?

No way BB goes anywhere near that.

January 19, 2012  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

"Youth will be served"Reminds me of the old WC Fields response when asked how he like children..." Well Done."

Personally, I don't like children. They're too big and fatty these days ... I can never eat a whole one. Childhood obesity sucks.

January 19, 2012  11:39 AM ET

Wow, I wonder how they figured this out. Could it be the slow linebacking, the non existant defensive back play? Or maybe they just looked at films from present and past and then the ages of the players and said with an epiphanomic realization; "hey were slow and need some quickness on this team, lets get young"

January 19, 2012  11:59 AM ET
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Bye bye, Jared Allen!

That would be a big mistake!

I'd say Pittsburgh would take him in a heartbeat BUT we don't play a 4-3 so...

January 19, 2012  12:01 PM ET
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This April, the Vikings anticipate having at least 10 more draft picks to play with.

And just where are they getting TEN more drat picks???

 
January 19, 2012  12:33 PM ET

There's a rumor saying that the Vikings aren't going to either.

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