Thank God Donald Driver is retiring.
Even though it was likely over anyway, I am glad he isn't running through the Vikings secondary anymore. I am also glad that, even though I didn't believe any of the reports from that Wisconsin TV station anyway, we now know for sure that the Vikings are not interested in a 38 year old receiver and can focus elsewhere.
Great guy, receiver, and it sounds like teammate. Seemed like a class act through and through, and I would have taken him on the Vikings in a heartbeat 10 years ago. That said, Greg Jennings is at that stage of his career. Go get him.
He is the type of receiver that we could keep or trade Percy with. So go get Jennings, sit down with Harvin and have an honest conversation with him about where this team is going and if he wants to be a part of it. If not, then trade him. If he does, then make it clear that his little hissy fits on the sidelines, twitter, or to the media about inhouse stuff won't be tolerated. I would love to have our offensive line (with that, resign Loadholt) with Jennings, Harvin, Rudolph, AD, Wright, and then either Jenkins or Simpson. Ponder would have all talent he needs to work with.
Also, trade Gerhart. I like the guy and his talents, but I really wish we could have never traded up for him, and just used the second and third round pick we had that year. We aren't going to get that back for him, but if we could get a third or fourth, I would be really happy. He has the talent to be a starting back or a great compliment to a Darren Sproles type back.
Extend Jared Allen. Restructure the deal so that he isn't eating up so much cap, but give him another long-term deal. I really like the talent we have at defensive end. But we could add some more... Ray Edwards is available! Okay that was obviously a joke. No more defensive ends, work on extending Allen. Griffen and Robison are both heading into the last year of their deals too, so they may need to be addressed. I want to keep all three.
I think that resigning Loadholt and Felton are big priorities. Restructing/extending Jared Allen and Chris Cook should be priorities. Settling Harvin's situation is also a need. Either get him on the same page as the team and resign him or trade him. It needs to be dealth with this offseason.
Theres nothin about Da Rick Rodgers that excites me patterson is the pick at 23 if he is still on the board easy decision