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    Vikings Staff Highlight Patriots Tight End Tandem
    By: Ian Logue

    An interesting note out of Minnesota after the Vikings recently used the Patriots tight end success to motivate two of their own players....

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    This seems like part of the natural flow of the league over the years. New trends emerge, are emulated, and eventually adjusted to, spurring additional new trends. Good read though.
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    Now it all makes sense. They must have done this with Shiancoe too.

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    Sort of like how teams, a few years back, were trying to copy how NE used Welker in the slot?

    Or how teams started emulating NE's use of the '3-4' about five or six years back?

    I even remember reading an article about how a mystery team decided to alter their bluprint of going after WRs; all because Brady was an elite QB with just Branch, Givens, Patten and Brown.

    Glad to see this franchise is still setting the trends...
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    This seems similar to copying the '07 offense simply by going out there and getting your own Randy Moss.

    John Carlson will catch 17 TDs this year because he decided to emulate Gronkowski going forward.
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    Go for it. The tight end strategy only works when your QB can get them the ball in a place where they can do something with it. Christian Ponder and his career 70 passer rating isn't exactly Tom Brady.
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    At some point, the Vikings are going to figure out that "having two TEs as talented as Gronk and Hernandez" is part of the equation, right?

    With all due respect to Kyle Rudolph, even coming out of college when his stock was at an all-time high, he was widely considered to be a homeless man's Rob Gronkowski. Kind of reminds me how Tyson Jackson went #3 overall entirely because, while everyone acknowledged that he wasn't anywhere near as good as Richard Seymour, they were otherwise pretty similar players. Lo and behold, he ended up being no Richard Seymour
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