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Re: vikings 2016 season game thread 

Post#41 » by T-wOlvEs 420 » Thu Oct 6, 2016 1:39 am

At training camp I thought 12-4 or 13-3 was a great possibility, then Teddy went down, was then thinking 9-7 or 8-8. When we got Sam, was back to 12-4..
With AP out, I don't think we miss much except for the potential to hit a home run when AP touches the ball.

Mike Zimmer deserves a lot of credit, our defense is championship caliber.. Just sit back and enjoy, and rub it in the Packers face.
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Post#42 » by hermes » Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:20 am

wooo another very solid (non-dramatic) win

we are just soundly beating teams now, never in danger with the quick start

injuries continuing will be a concern going forward (especially on the oline which i think is being held together by tape at this point), hopefully we can get some guys healthy over the bye
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Post#43 » by hermes » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:21 am

we're looking at jake long i guess

need some bodies
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Post#44 » by Worm Guts » Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:18 pm

This is an interesting team, not really comparable to the recent great Vikings teams in that it's being led by the defense and without any superstars. The late '80's, early '90's is probably the last time we had good teams led by our defense. It's been a long time since we've had a good team that wasn't being led by Randy Moss, Adrian Peterson or Brett Favre.
I still feel a little cautious just because Sam Bradford is playing so much better than we could have ever expected, eventually he'll probably come back to earth some. At some point we're going to turn the ball over, and hopefully we can overcome adversity.
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Post#45 » by hermes » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:36 pm

at this point i think the greater concern is health, specifically along the offensive line - some of that goes back to bradford in that can he hold up the whole year. it seems to me that something is just different with bradford that if he did start to be bad/mediocre something (probably health wise) is up. its been four games now and he's just been really solid, don't see why that wouldn't continue assuming all else remains equal

remember his wr core isn't filled with studs (like the giants), and there have been some injuries and he's been playing (what we thought before the season) were pretty good teams with some solid defenses
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Post#46 » by Worm Guts » Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:24 am

Our offensive line has been pretty close to replacement level all year. I'm just not sure how much worse it can get even signing guys off the street.
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Post#47 » by hermes » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:51 pm

speaking of guys off the street, we got jake long

hopefully he's healthy and good
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Post#48 » by T-wOlvEs 420 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:05 pm

If he's healthy and hasn't lost too much of his game.. He will be good!! Zimmer dose it again! My personal opinion, Jake Long will be our best lineman by playoffs and he gets a new contract next year. SKOL
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Post#49 » by hermes » Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:21 pm

jake long is in, sounds like they are planning on limiting his snaps as they work him in
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Post#50 » by hermes » Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:45 pm

patterson with the great play on the punt

also, what did jeff locke do during the offseason, his turn around has been incredible
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Post#51 » by Worm Guts » Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:51 pm

This game is driving me nuts.
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Post#52 » by hermes » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:03 pm

mckinnon is hurt now (and sendejo)

asiata as our only rb is not an ideal situation

and bradford isn't as accurate today it seems, need to protect him better
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Re: vikings 2016 season game thread 

Post#53 » by Worm Guts » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:05 pm

hermes wrote:mckinnon is hurt now (and sendejo)

asiata as our only rb is not an ideal situation

and bradford isn't as accurate today it seems, need to protect him better


We have Ronnie Hillman on the roster. I don't know if he's active.
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Post#54 » by Worm Guts » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:16 pm

We're in trouble if Bradford doesn't start playing better.
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Post#55 » by hermes » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:20 pm

yeah our offense is in real trouble

defense is going to need to bail us out, hopefully they are up for it (again)
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Post#56 » by hermes » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:52 pm

i think the positive i'm going to take away from this is that this is about the worst we can possibly play (on offense and special teams)

and that the defense is still great, but it can't always win games for us
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Post#57 » by hermes » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:53 pm

also something that has gone unnoticed is they are kicking touchbacks each time so patterson isn't even getting a chance - so we can't get any spark from a big return
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Re: vikings 2016 season game thread 

Post#58 » by Worm Guts » Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:08 pm

Not scoring on those first 2 turnovers is when I first started to worry. Really the defense should have been able to score themselves both times. If they do, we probably win.
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Post#59 » by hermes » Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:12 pm

no mckinnon or sendejo

we're getting pretty banged up (outside of the oline which has been there for weeks)
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Post#60 » by hermes » Tue Nov 1, 2016 1:18 am

our offense is not good

and jordan howard is killing us (on two plays)
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