I found this article on The National Football Post, and thought I'd share it with you. WARNING!! WARNING!!: This story talks quite fondly about Them and their ownership, though most of us would probably agree that it's true. But back to the story...
Props to Ziggy and Vikings
If the Vikings had designs of using the franchise tag on Adrian Peterson for the next few years it would have been a prudent money management strategy especially for the running back position since injuries are the most commonplace and the careers are the shortest. However, along with that methodology could come some major drama such as a very unhappy AP who no longer would want to be a Viking. That affects things like ticket sales and locker room morale. If they would have let him get any deeper into the season there is no way that he or his agent would have agreed to a deal as they did last week.
The fact that the Vikes inked both Chad Greenway and AP prior to the start of the 2011 season and not waiting to the last minute to do so is a sign of proactivity from the front office and the owner. From the player and agents perspective, if you don’t get a deal done prior to the final year of the contract and prior to the start of the season, the player is being "disrespected" and might as well be a widget in the eyes of the owner. With the expensive acquisition of Favre and McNabb over the last years, the free agent acquisitions of Allen and Hutchinson, there is no doubt this is owner wants to spend and wants to win.
I couldn't agree more.
I've been hearing some negative feedback from this and other blogs and sports news sites, regaurding Zygi's money management, Adrian Peterson's new contract and some other players' large contracts. Things like "why put all your chips on one player" have been being thrown around, but the fact is that it was Zygi that brought in loads of talent to help us make a superbowl run and he's done everything a owner can do to keep us in contention, finally get us a superbowl, and most importantly, keep us the Minnesota Vikings. Zygi is the freakin' man for fighting for a stadium every year and staying with the Vikings this long. Regaurdless of wether or not we get a stadium in Minnesota, or if Zygi sells the franchise, he'll still be a great guy that did great things for the Vikings.
SKOL Zygi, and SKOL Vikings!!!