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Post#81 » by hermes » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:56 am

yeah that was a bad loss

that lions team on the drive for the win looked like a completely different team from the one in the third quarter, they are really clutch
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Post#82 » by hermes » Fri Dec 2, 2016 4:45 am

well that stinks, great chance to win that game but made a few too many mistakes

defense was great but couldn't get enough done on offense and special teams was really awful
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Post#83 » by T-wOlvEs 420 » Fri Dec 2, 2016 5:30 am

At 6 and 6... season over.. damm...

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Post#84 » by hermes » Sat Dec 3, 2016 3:20 am

i'm not giving up - especially with that schedule coming up

but we have a steep hill to climb
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Post#85 » by hermes » Tue Dec 6, 2016 12:38 am

sounds like zimmer is back with the team, so that's good

we have an easy schedule to close, which is nice because we'll probably need to win out to have a shot
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Post#86 » by hermes » Wed Dec 7, 2016 11:22 pm

now harrison smith is hurt, out for jacksonville and maybe the season

will it never end?
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Post#87 » by hermes » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:43 am

we won, moved the ball downfield better this game (3 passes over 40 yards! and a run over 20!)

offense needs to convert third downs better, and i think extra points are just something that are going to haunt us
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Post#88 » by Worm Guts » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:23 pm

The short yardage game is brutal. 2 trips inside the one with no points is crazy.

Separately the fact that the Giants beat the Cowboys really hurts any playoff chances we have. We have win out no matter what, but it's looking like that may not be enough.
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Post#89 » by hermes » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:07 am

everyone we needed to lose, won yesterday - so bad day for playoff positioning but at least we won, hopefully we get some help next week
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Post#90 » by hermes » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:08 am

Worm Guts wrote:The short yardage game is brutal. 2 trips inside the one with no points is crazy.

Separately the fact that the Giants beat the Cowboys really hurts any playoff chances we have. We have win out no matter what, but it's looking like that may not be enough.

i've seen suggestions of trying the wildcat in short yardage situations

might be interesting and at least a change from asiata into a wall
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Post#91 » by hermes » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:09 am

adrian is going to practice this week, ideally he'd like to return for green bay but we'll see how it goes
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Post#92 » by Worm Guts » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:35 pm

I think we're going to need some help against Green Bay, so it would be nice to have Adrian back.
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Post#93 » by hermes » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:28 pm

adrian is back this week

it will be interesting to see how they incorporate him back into the offense. the passing game at least is going pretty good
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Post#94 » by hermes » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:33 pm

well that sucked (and i only watched a quarter and a half - before deciding to brave double digit negative temps)

minuscule odds of making the playoffs now
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Post#95 » by hermes » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:41 pm

man i just want a nice solid win to end on a positive note (and put this defensive rebellion story behind us)
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Post#96 » by Worm Guts » Mon Jan 2, 2017 1:29 pm

At least we won our finale, and Sam Bradford even set a record.
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Post#97 » by hermes » Mon Jan 2, 2017 3:52 pm

yeah, i wanted they to have a nice solid win - so that's good

kind of a lost year, so many injuries. in the end i'm fine with them trying to salvage the season after teddy (with the bradford trade). i've seen some places saying now its not a great trade because they think shaun hill could have gotten us to this spot (.500) if we had stuck with him (or traded for someone worse). i'm not convinced of that - and we couldn't have known that the whole offensive line would get hurt and fall apart on us
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Re: vikings 2016 season game thread 

Post#98 » by Worm Guts » Tue Jan 3, 2017 3:11 pm

hermes wrote:yeah, i wanted they to have a nice solid win - so that's good

kind of a lost year, so many injuries. in the end i'm fine with them trying to salvage the season after teddy (with the bradford trade). i've seen some places saying now its not a great trade because they think shaun hill could have gotten us to this spot (.500) if we had stuck with him (or traded for someone worse). i'm not convinced of that - and we couldn't have known that the whole offensive line would get hurt and fall apart on us


I agree that we couldn't of predicted all the other injuries to the offensive line and Adrian Peterson. Bradford had a very good statistical season. He performed at a level to justify what we gave up for him, even though I wouldn't call it a good trade because we didn't make the playoffs.
Of course we still don't know if Teddy will be healthy next year.
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Post#99 » by Celtsfan1980 » Fri Jan 6, 2017 12:55 pm

How did Alexander look this season in his limited minutes?
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Re: vikings 2016 season game thread 

Post#100 » by Worm Guts » Sun Jan 8, 2017 8:57 pm

Celtsfan1980 wrote:How did Alexander look this season in his limited minutes?


Not particularly good.

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