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    Season's almost here, but first, consider these topics

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    July 22, 2007
    By Clark Judge
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    NFL camps are opening across the country this week, which means the time is right to look at what's about to unfold. I don't know what your expectations are, but these are mine:

    Five coaches I wouldn't trade places with

    1. Brad Childress, head coach, Minnesota:
    He's not in trouble, but his team is. It looks like a doormat in waiting. The problem is the offense. The Vikings don't have one. Childress had Donovan McNabb in Philadelphia; now he has Tarvaris Jackson. That would make me nervous.





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    Re: Season's almost here, but first, consider these topics

    9 guys on the two lists . . . 3 are / were Vikings.


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    Re: Season's almost here, but first, consider these topics

    Man I can't wait for the season to start.

    He is right about one thing though........ ;D

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    Re: Season's almost here, but first, consider these topics

    And the other Vikings on his lists....

    Five guys I'm not so sure about
    2. Tarvaris Jackson, QB, Minnesota: He looked shaky when he had a chance last year. I'd hate to count on him for my offense, but Childress doesn't have much choice.

    Five rookies I want to measure
    2. Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota: He was supposed to be a top-three draft choice, yet fell to seventh because of fears about a shoulder injury. My opinion? Minnesota got a steal. If that's accurate, it can take some of the heat off Jackson.


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    Re: Season's almost here, but first, consider these topics

    Cant say i disagree with the three choices. Tavaris is unproven, Adrian Peterson if healthy could in fact end up being a steal at number 7, and Childress is relying heavily on a second year qb.

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    Re: Season's almost here, but first, consider these topics

    I hope all the sportwriters this year have to eat their words. I am so sick and tired of this Viking's bashing I could puke.
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    Re: Season's almost here, but first, consider these topics

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    I hope all the sportwriters this year have to eat their words. I am so sick and tired of this Viking's bashing I could puke.
    I agree it has been sickening, although Adam Schein of foxsports has offered some reprieve, has a lot of good things to say about T Jack almost everytime he discusses or writes about us.

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    Re: Season's almost here, but first, consider these topics

    I guess because of our inexperience at QB and receiver we are an easy target.
    Let them bad mouth us all they want.
    Hopefully, we can have the last laugh.

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    Re: Season's almost here, but first, consider these topics

    I do not disagree with Coach Childress making that list.
    But I am surprised that Bobby Petrino didn't make it.
    Dealing with a controversy like he has with Vick is not an easy thing to do as a rookie head coach.
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: Season's almost here, but first, consider these topics

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    I do not disagree with Coach Childress making that list.
    But I am surprised that Bobby Petrino didn't make it.
    Dealing with a controversy like he has with Vick is not an easy thing to do as a rookie head coach.
    That might end up being worse than dealing with TO!

    I'm not sure how they can all assume we'll take a step backwards with a year in our new systems...I definitely don't see the drop in defense the media seems to assume (seen us ranked as low as 18th) and I know that we will run the ball enough to take pressure off of TJack.
    IF Peterson stays healthy, he and Chester are going to be a dangerous duo!!

    Last year, we ranked 16th in yds rushing per game, and 14th per carry...that was with no pass protection and against stacked boxes all the time!
    IF our OLINE plays better on passing downs, we'll have WRs wide open due to the stack.
    We just need 2 or 3 of the 11 WRs in camp to step up and catch the darn ball and we'll do fine!!!
    Control the line, control the time, and give your D a chance to shine!!

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