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Manti Te'o needed to come to Minnesota to succeed

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07:37 PM ET 04.26 | Not only would the fans embrace him, the Vikings locker room is one of the better player-friendly locker rooms in the NFL. The team has a wide array of personalities that are accepted as part of the group: Jared Allen, Chris Kluwe, Jerome Simpson, just to name a few. The Notre Dame ties can only help. Kyle Rudolph, Harrison Smith and Robert Blanton played with Te'o before they were drafted by the Vikings. All three players gave a green light on his character, when asked by reporters. Coming to Minnesota also takes a degree of pressure away from Te'o, as this Vikings defense has many returning key playmakers for a team that went 10-6 and made the playoffs. Te'o could slide right in and should be just as effective as departed Jasper Brinkley at defending the run and is certainly an upgrade in pass coverage.

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Manti Te'o, AP Photo/Joe Raymond Manti Te'o, AP Photo/Joe Raymond
April 27, 2013  12:23 AM ET

Does that mean he's going to fail in SD?

April 27, 2013  12:25 AM ET
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Does that mean he's going to fail in SD?

At least he didn't have to go to the Jets!

April 27, 2013  12:30 AM ET
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At least he didn't have to go to the Jets!

True.

April 27, 2013  05:29 AM ET
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At least he didn't have to go to the Jets!

How'd you like to be Geno Smith today knowing that you've got to work in that circus?

April 27, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Not sure about Teo, he didn't look comfortable against NFL ready players. (Alabama)

How'd you like to be Geno Smith today knowing that you've got to work in that circus?

Wow. You know he's going to make a bunch of money but he has to be thinking "my god, there's 31 other teams why this **** show?"

April 27, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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How'd you like to be Geno Smith today knowing that you've got to work in that circus?

Well at least the Tebow part of that circus will (should?) be gone...

 
April 27, 2013  10:07 AM ET
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At least he didn't have to go to the Jets!

Yet

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