Aromashodu could offer Vikings needed depth at wide receiver

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 4, 2011 - 11:12 PM

Aromashodu delivered an impressive outing. After totaling nine catches in the Vikings' first 11 games, Aromashodu was targeted 15 times against Denver, making six grabs for 90 yards.

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bruisedupDec. 5, 11 9:29 AM

Ponder made some mistakes in the game but he is still showing a lot of ability to get the ball to everyone. Ponder got Aromashodu, Gerhart, and Rudolf all invilved in the passing game in addition to Harvin who we would expect to be involved. Ponder's still learning but to me this is the mark of a good quarterback. You start to see more people make catches. More people get involved. The turnovers were costly but I think that Ponder was pushing a little too hard and trying to do it all himself. That will change.

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bruisedupDec. 5, 1110:03 AM

Regardless of who plays the running back position for the Vikes, that player needs to be productive as a receiver out of the backfield for the Vikings to be productive. Gerhart did a steady job out of the backfield as both a receiver and as a runner. That helped keep Denver a little off balance on defense and helped the Vikings to almost 500 yards in offense against them. That's what the Vikes need to do with Adrian Peterson and I'm not sure Peterson can be that type of steady player in the passing game. Peterson up to this point has proven that he is a spectacular runner but he needs to get into open spaces and catch the ball or the Vikes offense will be too predictable.

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harps54Dec. 5, 1110:32 AM

Aromashodu would be a potentially decent #3 receiver. We need 1 wide receiver who demands double coverage in order to open the field for Percy and the tight ends. All of our outside receivers are shut down by man to man single coverage allowing the safeties and linebackers to focus on Harvin, the TEs and killing our QB. We also need wide receivers who can get separation from the defensive backs in man to man. The reason Aromashodu has such a low conversion rate on passes attempted is that is he unable to get any separation while covered by one guy. We have the worst defensive backfield and wide receivers in the league. Linebackers are having a horrible year. E.J., like Griffen, is a warrior who cannot run anymore. Greenway looks like he has decided to cruise now that he is making big money -- who cares if he has 15 tackles a game when he makes them 10 yards downfield and he can't blitz or pass defend. This team is about a dozen starters short. You could pay me the league minimum to play corner and I can give up touchdowns all day to a quarterback who telegraphs every throw and shows no ability to find a second receiver.

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walker8084Dec. 5, 1110:36 AM

Might as well keep Aromashadu. They're not going to be able to get 3 recievers better than him in one off-season.

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