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    Defenses are giving Vikings' offense opportunities for deep passes

    [size=13pt]Vikings Notebook[/size]

    10/18/2007

    By Mike Wobschall, vikings.com



    Lost in all the reaction to Adrian Peterson’s electric and record-breaking performance in Chicago last weekend was the fact that the Vikings finally completed a long pass play to Troy Williamson for a touchdown.....

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    [size=13pt]Opposing defenses are giving the Minnesota Vikings' offense opportunities for deep passes[/size]

    Defenses focus on stopping Vikings' runners

    BY SEAN JENSEN
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    Article Last Updated: 10/18/2007 11:46:23 PM CDT



    The Vikings knew rookie running back Adrian Peterson was capable of stretching a routine run into a marathon touchdown.

    But on Sunday in Chicago, the Vikings were encouraged when receiver Troy Williamson hauled in a 60-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tarvaris Jackson....


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    If we start connecting with a littlt more frequency on those downfield plays, we will defenantly be putting more pressure on defenses. Right now I hope
    they continue to stack the box, and we get some one on one chances. We are going to start hitting these as we've been so close. Our rushing game will open the passing game up, and we are gonna surprise the Boi's this week with some play action. Just write it down now, two TD's on play action this week.

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    Re: Defenses are giving Vikings' offense opportunities for deep passes

    I agree. We also need to execute a little better in the passing game.
    - Rice dropped a slant that could have gone all the way.
    - TJ overthrew Richardson on a swing pass that could have gone all the way.
    - Ferguson dropped a rather difficult TD bomb.
    - Troy and TJ mis-connected on another bomb by a few feet.
    I think our play-calling is a little better but we need to execute. I also think the WRs are still getting used to the zip TJ is putting on the ball (in comparison to Holcomb).

    Also, I would like to see some of those bombs go to Rice. He has the athletic ability to make those catches (like the Ferguson one for example).
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    Re: Defenses are giving Vikings' offense opportunities for deep passes

    "Big" wrote:
    I agree. We also need to execute a little better in the passing game.
    - Rice dropped a slant that could have gone all the way.
    - TJ overthrew Richardson on a swing pass that could have gone all the way.
    - Ferguson dropped a rather difficult TD bomb.
    - Troy and TJ mis-connected on another bomb by a few feet.
    I think our play-calling is a little better but we need to execute. I also think the WRs are still getting used to the zip TJ is putting on the ball (in comparison to Holcomb).

    Also, I would like to see some of those bombs go to Rice. He has the athletic ability to make those catches (like the Ferguson one for example).
    Rigth on all accounts, although I think Fergy and TWill failed to make adjustments en route on both of those passes.
    Had TJack put the ball exactly where they were, it could have been picked.
    Instead he put them out of the defenders reach and needs the WRs to adjust.

    Now I don't know if TJack did that on purpose or not, but it looked good from his end either way.
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    Re: Defenses are giving Vikings' offense opportunities for deep passes

    They would have had two TDs if TJack would have led his WR (TWill I think) more to the side and less down the field on that deep pass attempt toward the end of the game.

    TWill is going to be a solid WR, and looking into the future I see this as very positive. What we saw on Sunday from TWill was another step toward a great future.


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    Re: Defenses are giving Vikings' offense opportunities for deep passes

    "vikesfargo" wrote:
    They would have had two TDs if TJack would have led his WR (TWill I think) more to the side and less down the field on that deep pass attempt toward the end of the game.

    TWill is going to be a solid WR, and looking into the future I see this as very positive. What we saw on Sunday from TWill was another step toward a great future.
    Or if TWill would have adjusted to the ball differently...

    To be honest, I agree with you about TWill.
    He has turned a corner for me, and I think he is going to develop into a pretty good receiver.
    I don't think he will ever be a superstar, but good none the less.
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    Re: Defenses are giving Vikings' offense opportunities for deep passes

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "Big" wrote:
    I agree. We also need to execute a little better in the passing game.
    - Rice dropped a slant that could have gone all the way.
    - TJ overthrew Richardson on a swing pass that could have gone all the way.
    - Ferguson dropped a rather difficult TD bomb.
    - Troy and TJ mis-connected on another bomb by a few feet.
    I think our play-calling is a little better but we need to execute. I also think the WRs are still getting used to the zip TJ is putting on the ball (in comparison to Holcomb).

    Also, I would like to see some of those bombs go to Rice. He has the athletic ability to make those catches (like the Ferguson one for example).
    Rigth on all accounts, although I think Fergy and TWill failed to make adjustments en route on both of those passes.
    Had TJack put the ball exactly where they were, it could have been picked.
    Instead he put them out of the defenders reach and needs the WRs to adjust.

    Now I don't know if TJack did that on purpose or not, but it looked good from his end either way.
    I agree. Ferguson had his eye on the ball all the way and couldn't adjust to it.Ferguson has been worse than McMullin so far. He may be ok as a posession receiver or blocker in the future. But right now I'd rather see Rice or Allison in there.
    Troy is coming along. He's still a bit uncoordinated and would benefit from dance lessons in the off season. But he's a fair amount better than he was.

    This team is young. If they have a day where they fire on all cylinders, they could definately beat Dallas in Dallas.

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    Re: Defenses are giving Vikings' offense opportunities for deep passes

    Another thing about going deep once in awhile, if you do it and your WR gets behind the secondary (even if he doesn't catch it) it scares the beeezezusss out of the D-coord.

    ;D

    Go back and take a look at all of AD's long runs against the Bores.
    7 in the box my friend, on all of them.

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    Why do you think that was?
    Possibly a result of a deep strike to a WR during that game?
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