Getting Griffen’s Motor Revving Won’t Be An Issue In MN

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 27, 2010 – 8:30 am

By most accounts, DE Everson Griffen was a 1st to 2nd round talent. But the Vikings selected him in the 4th round and will add the talented former USC standout to a talented DL rotation.

So what gives? Talk is that inconsistency issues are what caused Griffen to slide all the way to the 4th round. If Griffen has trouble with inconsistency in Minnesota it might not take long for him to be driven out of town. The way it sounds, though, getting Griffen to rev up his motor with the Vikings shouldn’t be a challenge.

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16 Responses to “Getting Griffen’s Motor Revving Won’t Be An Issue In MN”

  1. By the horned norseman on Apr 27, 2010 | Reply

    this kid will get PLENTY of motivation with this defence!!skol vikings!!!

  2. By mikewobschall on Apr 27, 2010 | Reply

    I agree. He’s not a bad kid and he excelled at one of the top college programs in the country. Versatile also. Good speed, productive in college, played 3 seasons against top competition. He’ll be a good player here.

  3. By Robert on Apr 27, 2010 | Reply

    All those guys have to do is look at how many rookies stay with the team after the cuts. All he has is an opportunity at this point. The coaching staff will see if he’s just cruising or actually giving 100%.

    All he needs to do is get yelled at once or twice for sand bagging with his history and he’ll be shown the door. If he’s smart he’ll hustle until his career is over with today’s paydays!

  4. By Sean on Apr 27, 2010 | Reply

    Of course his lack of consistancy will be an issue. What, now that he is a “professional” evrything will be different. This guy was passed over by alot of less talented teams than ours. I wish him all the best. But this has 2 years and out written all over it.

  5. By brian on Apr 27, 2010 | Reply

    ok griffen you hear all these fans talking about you. now get out there and show all those teams that passed you up that you are worth a first round draft pick. and i bet the defensive line does not accept slackers so show us all that you got.

  6. By Vernon on Apr 27, 2010 | Reply

    I’m sure Jared Allen is going to be a motivting factor to this kid.

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  8. By CA Norwegian on Apr 27, 2010 | Reply

    His own coach Pete Carroll passed picking him 2 times? So why does everyone say he is a 1st rounder in the 4th? The one who knows best, passed.

  9. By rovibe on Apr 27, 2010 | Reply

    He sounds like he could be another example of an athlete who has always been the most naturally talented guy on the field, from Pop Warner through high school and into college, never having to work real hard to excel until he started seeing some real competition. Hopefully no longer being that guy (in a league filled with talent) will be what motivates him to kick it up a notch.

  10. By radzinwisconsin on Apr 28, 2010 | Reply

    If Jared Allen, P Will and Karl Dunbar can’t motivate him, Brett Favre surely will!!!!!!!!

  11. By Malte on Apr 28, 2010 | Reply

    The reason pete carrolled passed on him was because DE wasen’t a the biggest need for seahawks, and they had better players at the board when they were choosing. In the first round the needed to get a tackle, and some defense help in the secondary. – And in the second round with a talented WR he had to pull the trigger to get him. also because seahwaks really needs WR and golden tate will fit them perfectly. So it’s not because he isen’t talentfull is just because seahawks had other needs, and other talent was on the board.

  12. By Ryan on Apr 28, 2010 | Reply

    I know majority of the defensive ends we draft never make a big impact or been a bust. Ray is probably the only one that worked out for the vikes so far.

  13. By FAVRE4EVER on Apr 28, 2010 | Reply

    I’m sure this kid will fill in nicely when edwards or allen need a breather. Maybe knowing he’s not asked to be an every down player will fire him up. Speaking of fired up,I see the cardinals signed Faneca. When is this staff gonna stop sleeping on pro-bowl veterans that are available and get Favre some protection?!!!!!

  14. By Vikings_fan72 on Apr 28, 2010 | Reply

    I beleive that he will be a swell player. I seen him in action last year and he is no joke. But,that was college and i do agree that Jared Allen will take care of him and get him going.

  15. By Ryan on Apr 28, 2010 | Reply

    They should tell griffen you have 3months in training camp to work your a%! off and prove to us what you’re made of. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and a dream come true its either you work hard or your dreams will fade before it even started. I would hire a team psychologist or drill sgt to work with the rookies on any problems they need and to motivate them. I know griffen has potentials just needs someone to preach and get him and break him down so he can be mentally stronger for the nfl.

  16. By Sean on Apr 29, 2010 | Reply

    If it was his motivation that was questioned, maybe he just needed the right motivation for him. But it is his effort that is the biggest question and if you only give effort when you feel like it you will never be anything in this league. He needs a short list of achievements to reach by the coaching staff and if he does not reach them show him the door.

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