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    Re: Championship Run?

    I think we can be a contender in the NFC this year! The Vikes two big acquisitions, Allen and Berrian solidified both sides of the ball.

    The DE’s now should be able to pressure the QB more often, helping our secondary against the pass.
    The WR’s should open the field for our big runners, no more stacking the box to make us one-dimensional as in the past.
    Two key points will have to happen for us to be Champions:
    1. It all starts up front!! Both lines have to control the line scrimmage,
    OL- protect the QB, open running lanes and give the QB time to throw the ball.

    DL- stop the run, pressure the QB, protect the red-zone and control field position.

    2. Jackson has to be consistent, limit his mistakes and be smart with the ball.


    Wilf has built a very good team; we have all the makings to be elite. We may start off a little slow but should be gelling mid season and roll into the play-offs as a powerhouse.

    ONE TEAM, ONE GOAL !
    It all starts up front

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    Re: Championship Run?

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    I think some better options would be:

    Yes, they are all mighty and powerful
    yes, the myth of "weak" nfc will allow them to be contenders
    Yes, but a lot needs to go right
    No, we all let the signing of Allen and Berrian convince us the vikes are the best team in the league
    No, We still need some key additions
    No, not a chance
    Yes, there is a chance... more than a chance actually. Minnesota is beating Indianapolis this year in the Super Bowl.

    Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.

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    Re: Championship Run?

    I'm not saying there is not a chance, just listing it as an option for all you non-vikings fans out there who refuse to look outside your little bubble.

    disclaimer:
    i'm not generalizing all non-vikings fans as being that, but a good number of bears/packers fans who visit this site seem to fall under that category

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    Re: Championship Run?

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    I'm not saying there is not a chance
    I must be confused then...

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    No, not a chance
    Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.

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    Re: Championship Run?

    "C" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    I'm not saying there is not a chance
    I must be confused then...

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    No, not a chance
    yes you would be confused.
    I wasn't listing my opinion, i was listing all
    possible options for the poll.
    I personally think that they can be contenders if lots of things go right this year.

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    Re: Championship Run?

    "C" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    I think some better options would be:

    Yes, they are all mighty and powerful
    yes, the myth of "weak" nfc will allow them to be contenders
    Yes, but a lot needs to go right
    No, we all let the signing of Allen and Berrian convince us the vikes are the best team in the league
    No, We still need some key additions
    No, not a chance
    Yes, there is a chance... more than a chance actually. Minnesota is beating Indianapolis this year in the Super Bowl.

    That's right!!!! I read Stephen Colbert's book... I actually made a thread about his prediction a few months ago.
    i m better than you, so just give up...

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    "Mr-holland" wrote:
    Not this year, the schedule is to hard on us, i heard the 4th hardest or something on NFLN ??
    Anyway it's unheard of the easy schedule the Patriots have... something should be done about that....

    We'll see the playoffs i think but not with such of a big record 10-6
    All that matters is that we make the playoffs.
    Our strength of schedule doesn't matter much once we are there.
    Just look at the Ginats last year.
    They made it into the playoffs with a 10-6 record (i think) and then ran the board.
    I think we win the NFC North and fromt here, it's anyones game

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    "marstc09" wrote:
    All I gotta say is if the Bears can do it with Rex Grossman, we can do it with TJ and our defense.
    i totally agree. i just told my friend that.

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    Re: Championship Run?

    "C" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    I think some better options would be:

    Yes, they are all mighty and powerful
    yes, the myth of "weak" nfc will allow them to be contenders
    Yes, but a lot needs to go right
    No, we all let the signing of Allen and Berrian convince us the vikes are the best team in the league
    No, We still need some key additions
    No, not a chance
    Yes, there is a chance... more than a chance actually. [glow=red,2,300]Minnesota is beating Indianapolis this year in the Super Bowl. [/glow]
    I got a new avatar for ya C .

    El underdog.

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    Re: Championship Run?

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "misplacedminnesotan" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    As much as i want to say yes, they can be champs this year, I can't see them automatically being tops after struggling at times last year.
    Championship teams don't get blown out by their division rival, or lose to the chiefs.
    Alot will depend on TJ's progression, but we still have to beat the likes of Green Bay, New York, Tennessee, Tampa Bay, Indy and Jacksonville.
    if we can win 4 of those games, then I think we might have a legitimate shot of going deep in the playoffs, but in order for that to happen, I think we need more production in our passing game.
    Good points.
    I think alot of the losses had to do with sloppy playing, but they still need to be considered.
    Indy will be the big test.
    I don't think we have to win that game, but if we are in the mix (3-7 points difference) then I think the team has improved a lot.
    That is exactly what makes a great team.
    The best teams, don't have sloppy play.
    They don't play down to the level of competition, and let poor teams back into the game.
    Great teams win the games they should.
    In any given year, any team should usually play about 4-8 terrible teams.
    If they can win those games, they're already in good position.
    Too often, we blow about 2 or 3 of those games, making us have to make wins agains the better teams in the league to stay in contention.

    for example, last season we played

    Falcons
    Lions

    Cheifs
    Packers
    Bears
    Cowboys
    Eagles
    Chargers
    Packers
    Raiders
    Giants
    Lions
    49ers
    Bears
    Redskins
    broncos

    Bolded are the games that we should have won.
    If we won all of those games, we would have won 8 games.
    When you add the other games against better teams we won (Bears, Giants, Chargers)
    That would have given us 11 wins, and put us in the playoffs
    IMO, if we're going to be serious contenders next year, we need to win the easy games.
    I'm not going contest on whether we should of won them or not, because you are right.
    However; I think the sloppy play went away towards the end of the year.
    I think the Monday and Sunday night games were ugly purely because Jackson got scared under the bright lights, because he regressed those games.
    Still he showed a lot against Denver.
    He lead a team that had given up to two touchdowns.
    I'm willing to give him a mulligan on the fumble in overtime.
    It sucked, but it happens with any young QB.

    All-in-all I think the team has turned a corner when it comes to the sloppy play.
    Granted the pre-season will be a good showing of our chemistry, but from the play towards the end of the year I think we will be OK.
    In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.- John Adams

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