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Breaking down Camarillo for Sapp

Posted on: August 25, 2010 3:21 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The reasons Minnesota traded for Miami WR Greg Camarillo are pretty evident. As we’ve talked about the past few days, Sidney Rice is most likely going to be out for the first half of the year – there’s even some talk about placing him on the Injured Reserve list, meaning he wouldn’t play at all – and the Vikings needed another WR to complement Percy Harvin and Bernard Berrian.

That, of course, assumes Harvin and his migraine headaches will be OK to play.

Now with Camarillo, the Vikings have a possession receiver who should beat out Greg Lewis for the starting job. Camarillo is a good blocker who rarely drops a pass (Football Outsiders says he didn’t drop a pass in 73 attempts last season), and two seasons ago, he led Miami in receptions.

Though he’s been termed a South Florida hero – he caught a game-winning 64-yard TD pass in 2008 that gave Miami its only victory of the season – depth isn’t a problem in the Dolphins receiving room. Without Camarillo, Brian Hartline will take over his WR duties, and Patrick Turner will have a better shot at making the team.

Meanwhile, the Dolphins need help with the depth in their secondary. As Rapid Reporter Chris Perkins points out, the Dolphins were beat for big plays in their first two preseason games, and coach Tony Sparano said that aspect of their game needed to improve.

Plus, three of the four starting defensive backs (CBs Vontae Davis, Sean Smith and FS Chris Clemons) are second-year players, so the fact Sapp has playoff experience and can provide some veteran leadership is a big positive. Sapp, though nothing better than a nickel CB, will provide some of that. Plus, the fact Will Allen isn’t back yet also is a reason for Miami’s coaching staff to worry.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 1:34 pm
 

Breaking down Camarillo for Sapp

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 17, 2011 11:28 am
 

Breaking down Camarillo for Sapp

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Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: August 26, 2010 9:47 am
 

Breaking down Camarillo for Sapp

Nice pickup for the Vikes. He'll make a decent #2 WR if Harvin can't go and otherwise he'll be an outstanding #3.

If Miami was looking to get someone to help stop the big plays, they got the wrong guy. Sapp is the most unpredictable CB I've seen. He'll make a nice play one play and on the next he'll do something so incredibly stupid you just can't believe it.

Steal for the Vikes, here.



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2010 9:16 am
 

Breaking down Camarillo for Sapp

Viking fans will grow to appreciate Camarillo. While somewhat limited in speed, he makes it up with the fact he is a dependable WR who comes through in the clutch. Sapp? Well we'll see what he adds to the Fins.



Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: August 25, 2010 6:06 pm
 

Breaking down Camarillo for Sapp

It's about as good a move as the Vikes can make (excluding trading for V. Jackson, but that guy has a fool for an agent and is going no where this year).  Rice was our big red zone threat tho, and this move doesn't replace that loss.  Hopefully the team can find other ways to get TDs in the red zone w/out Rice.



Since: May 14, 2009
Posted on: August 25, 2010 5:08 pm
 

Breaking down Camarillo for Sapp

Hope he performs really well for the team this year.  No ill will towards him nor the team for making this deal.  We need secondary depth and as the WR 4 on the dolphins he became expendable.



Since: Dec 30, 2008
Posted on: August 25, 2010 4:38 pm
 

Breaking down Camarillo for Sapp

I always liked Camarillo while he was in Miami... I wonder if he could do good at Minnesota...


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