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    StillPurple is offline Hall of Famer
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    2008 NFL Prospectus arrived today

    My 800-page (!!
    ;D : copy of the NFL 2008 Prospectus, by Aaron Schatz and the other 5 guys who do nothing other than mathematically break down the NFL season (upcoming) arrived today. I was so pumped ! This is the "Bible" that won me my Fantasy League, my first season playing Fantasy, BTW.

    Some insights on the Vikings:

    - They have us winning about 10-11 games
    - They think that Jarred Allen will be very, very big, for the same reason I do: in our Cover 2, it will allow our linebackers to play back into coverage more and not need to blitz to bring pressure. This will be huge this year, and will - according to Schatz et. al. get us to the playoffs.

    - Run defense is hugely overrated. If you can't stop the pass, having a great run defense is meaningless (but, they do admit that our pass defense will be better, also due to Allen).

    - Peterson will be a monster (duh)
    - Our run blocking is a lot better than our pass protection
    - Pass protection = how good the QB is at getting away and getting the ball off
    - The Vikings will make the playoffs and have a good shot at the Show !!!!
    ;D ;D

    - However, it all depends on Tarvaris minimizing his errors. No more "skipping the ball" to receivers, or throwing off that back foot ! The Vikes did not bring in anyone to "challenge" Tarvaris, and that could be a mistake.

    - You win in the NFL by passing. You run when you are already winning, to run down the clock (watch New England sometime). Thus, all this "they will establish the run to win" stuff is pooh.

    Main take-away: The Jarred Allen trade has catapulted this team to the playoffs, and we have a very good shot at representing the NFC in the Show. Tarvaris has to minimize his mistakes, though.

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    Re: 2008 NFL Prospectus arrived today

    What makes people think the Booty will not challenge TJ in 2-3 years?

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    Re: 2008 NFL Prospectus arrived today

    So it essentially told you nothing we don't already know?

    Also since when was NEs strategy to grind it out and run out the clock?


    I m like a Ja Rule poster, cause I'm off the wall.

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    Re: 2008 NFL Prospectus arrived today

    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    So it essentially told you nothing we don't already know?

    Also since when was NEs strategy to grind it out and run out the clock?
    I heard they're just going to film the clock and review it after the game... but not actually use it during the game.
    Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.

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    Re: 2008 NFL Prospectus arrived today

    NE does grind it out.
    They just use the short passing like the run.
    Think about how much time a short Welker completion chews up with his YAC.


    They ran fewer offensive drives than 30 teams in the league last year.
    Because their drives were long.

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