Adam Thielen

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  1. Don Wassall

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    Was just checking a prominent fantasy site's projections for Week 2, and they have Stefon Diggs as their 8th ranked receiver, and Thielen as 41st. :rolleye: It never fails to amaze how slow DWFs, including paid fantasy football "experts," are to recognize White talent at positions other than QB and TE even after they produce time and again (including White defensive players). And even at QB and TE the default mode is always to expect greatness from blacks while being leery toward Whites.
     
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  2. Leonardfan

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    Thielen helped me solidify a week one win. Gronk, Decker and Burkhead did not contribute much to my team ( since 2010 my fantasy teams have been all white - I do draft black players and keep them on the bench just so I don't have to oppose them).

    His performance on Monday night was superb and it looks like Bradford has built a rapport with him. I attribute the small victories at wr to Wes Welker - he was a true trailblazer to get white WRs back on NFL and college teams. I only hope that his successors like Thielen and Kupp are able to continue the ripple effect.
     
  3. Don Wassall

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    Thielen also seems like a winner in his personal life. At 27, he's happily married with a young child. A young, religious, family-oriented, light-haired German guy from a small town in Minnesota who played DII football, wasn't invited to the combine, wasn't drafted, was only discovered at an "open tryout," then cut, then signed to the practice squad where he waited for one of their "real" WR's to get injured, then promoted to the active roster, then earned his stripes playing special teams, then forced into WR duty (again after injuries to the "real" WRs), then became a superstar and signed a $19,000,000 contract. What a nightmare for our enemies. After this season, I think he'll be considered one of the best players in the NFL...

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    An article from over 4 years ago about Thielen...

    "The hometown longshot has quickly made an impression, both among fans and coaches. If he can continue, he'll make the roster as a lovable underdog."

    The "underdog" has become the Alpha Wolf.

    https://www.dailynorseman.com/2013/...sota-vikings-training-camp-2013-wide-receiver
     
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    Awesome post as usual Thrashen
     
  6. Don Wassall

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    Racist first sentence to this article that gives Thielen a backhanded compliment. Anyone who's watched Thielen play knows he's a deep threat. Oh that's right, he has "deceptive" speed, or is it "sneaky" speed, or in this case the best the writer can say is that he "isn't slow."

    Adam Thielen and NFL deep threat are five words that don’t seem to belong together.

    Then again, Thielen leads the NFL with five receptions over 20 yards. Take that, DeSean Jackson, three-time NFL leader in yards per reception, including last season (17.9).

    Thielen isn’t slow, but he’s not considered among the league leaders in sheer speed, unlike Jackson, the Buccaneers receiver who is averaging 13 yards per reception through one game and will play Thielen’s Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday.

    “The one thing about Adam, he’s a little bit like an outfielder,” Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said.

    “I think he can judge the ball well. Some receivers don’t have that skill. When the ball is in the air down the field and … he doesn’t have separation … he has a way of being able to judge the ball and aggressively attack it with his hands.”


    http://m.startribune.com/a-deep-tho...n-has-a-skill-not-possessed-by-all/446646623/
     
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  7. Budmademewizer

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    Isn't that 6 words?
     
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    “I think he can judge the ball well. Some receivers don’t have that skill. When the ball is in the air down the field and … he doesn’t have separation … he has a way of being able to judge the ball and aggressively attack it with his hands.”
    I think what his coach really means is as follows: Thielan is a speedster who knows how to get open, actually catch the ball unlike most negro receivers and outrun the negro db's to the endzone. For those of you who are not familiar that is coach speak code lol
     
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