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Vikings release Bernard Berrian due to ‘issues with the staff’.

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Height, 6-1, Weight, 185lbs. Age, 30.

    Bernard has been a durable, if not reliable receiver since joining the league in 2004. Between 2006 and 2009 he accounted for 148 first downs (37 average). He could be a good third position receiver for the Chargers, and provide veteran depth given the fragile nature of Malcom Floyd.

    Wonder if AJ will make a play for him? (Not holding my breath)
     
  2. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    Not sure if I want someone who has "problems with the staff" in my locker room... willing to bet AJ doesn't either.
     
  3. Moses

    Moses Can You Stand The Rain?

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    Could be interesting, although there are teams out there that need him more than we do, and one of them will likely get him
     
  4. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Find us a OLB who can get pressure on the QB....... then we'll talk. ;)
     
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  5. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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  6. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    He cleared waivers and is a free agent now...
     
  7. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Yes, let's sign him up before anyone else realizes that he is available. He would be an asset to our offense, and we can probably pick him up for a just a few million. Since he left his last team he no longer considers himself a cancer in the locker room.
     
  8. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    As I recall, Tony Martin, McCardell and Crayton all had the 'cancer' tags attached to them. No?
     
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    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/sh...ings-takes-historic-ineptitud?urn=nfl-wp10423


    Berrian cut by Vikings, takes historic ineptitude with him

    By Doug Farrar

    [​IMG]It's safe to say that when the Minnesota Vikingssigned former Chicago Bears receiverBernard Berrian(notes) to a six-year, $42 million contract with $16 million guaranteed money in March of 2008, they expected more than what they've received. In his 3 1/2 years as a Vikings receiver, Berrian amassed just 138 receptions for 1,925 yards and 11 touchdowns. In 2010 and 2011 combined, he put up just 35 total catches … and it's not as if he hasn't had the opportunities.
    In his 2011 season, Berrian was targeted 23 times by Vikings quarterbacks, and he caught just seven passes. That 30 percent catch rate is the lowest in the 19-year history of Football Outsiders' metrics, which track catch rate for primary and ancillary receivers and tight ends going back to 1993. Berrian had never had stickum hands before — he had gone above 59 percent catch rate in just one season before— but this season has been ridiculous.
    On Tuesday, the Vikings decided they'd had enough. Between his abysmal performance and off-field missteps, Berrian had made himself an impossible load to any roster to carry. The team released him, with head coach Leslie Frazier simply saying that "we did it based on some of the things that had happened."
    Berrian was one of many missteps for the Brad Childress administration, though Childress certainly seemed happy about the signing when it happened. "We have the running game where we want, and you don't want to be one-dimensional in this league because they can gang up on you whether you're only passing it or running it, so this will help us average that out," the former Vikings head coach said when the deal was done.
    Berrian never provided that balance — he never jelled with Brett Favre(notes), and as the team moved from Favre to other options, his playing time decreased even more. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Berrian's playing time had decreased drastically in each of the last four seasons — from 82.7 percent of all snaps in 2008, to 78.6 percent in 2009, to 56.1 percent in 2010, to just 49 percent this season. He was a healthy scratch for the Vikings' Week 7 loss to the Green Bay Packers last Sunday.
    It was his second inactive designation in three weeks. Berrian is due $1.9 million this year as a vested veteran even after taking a pay cut, and the Vikings are on the hook for all of that unless another team picks him up.
     

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