Rudolph performs stunning feats with hands

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 9, 2011 - 2:13 PM

Teammates laud Kyle Rudolph's catching ability. So why don't they throw more to him?

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bobzilla333Dec. 9, 11 1:20 AM

Their not throwing to Rudolph because they need all the blocking help they can get. Too bad, it's like using your Escalade to haul the trash.

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bensevillaDec. 9, 11 1:22 AM

Peterson, Percy, Ponder, Rudolph, pretty good draft picks so far. It's to bad Chris, dependent on legal ramifications, Cook isn't where he should be because if we did then we have some promising years. Young and in their prime players who need to become solvent with their coaches. Frazier will get another year more than likely, fair or not is irrelevant, to be fair. When he comes back he better start the fire in these players so they want it more than anything. I read someones post here before and they said that if someone wants to buy a "wooden Indian" come to Minnesota referring to Frazier's stoicism, as I'm sure he would call it, however, we call it emotionless. Fire the pot and getting the energy started damn it. SKOL VIKINGS

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rondakotaDec. 9, 11 1:43 AM

These young fans need to watch a couple hours of Bud Grant video if you think Frazier is stoic. Make Rudolph a temp WR. He has hands like tennis rackets and he is rather fast for a TE.

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vikingchampsDec. 9, 11 4:33 AM

The only reason not to have Rudolph on the field is that maybe he hasn't grasp the playbook fully yet, other than that this guy needs to become a full time starter and utilized the same way the packers use their TE J.Finley a match up nightmare for any secondary Rudolph has that same skill set with more speed.

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ostar88Dec. 9, 11 5:27 AM

They drafted Rudolph because they knew Visanthe Shiancoe is coming to the end of the road. So they played it of like they drafted the best possbile player available like they claim they did but it was really his replacement

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beatmaka03Dec. 9, 11 6:00 AM

This article is not factually correct. Rudolph also drew a pass interference penalty in the red zone during a drive that took place before his td catch, so technically he was targeted twice. I remember the Denver LB Williams just bear hugging Kyle as he attempted to run a corner route.

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beatmaka03Dec. 9, 11 6:08 AM

Paul Allen spoke with their TE coach yesterday, and he said nothing is wrong with Rudolph's route running or mental game. His only issues are shank is the starter and he's been hurt. He will be our guy for years to come. We are one stud wr away from having a nice young nucleus in MIN.

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ellison2782Dec. 9, 11 6:22 AM

"I think we're trying to get all of our guys on the field, whether it be Joe Webb or Lorenzo Booker or [Visanthe] Shiancoe or Percy or Toby [Gerhart]," Musgrave said. "We've got a number of good guys and we can only have 11 of them on the field at once." So the question is...why were they on the sideline??? Fire Musgrave NOW!!!!

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lrjensenDec. 9, 11 6:32 AM

We have all of these, as Percy calls them, "Freak athletes", we just don't know how to use them correctly or else they don't know how to work their freakiness together. Most teams would dream of having a Percy, Adrian, Kyle, Joe, Christian, etc on their team. Hopefully we can get it pulled together before they decide to take their talents elsewhere.

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takethatDec. 9, 11 6:46 AM

Rudolph should be the primary target in most games. Coaches should have known this.

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