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    Five ways the 2008 Vikings could fail

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    Posted by: Jon Mohr on March 31, 2008 12:40 AM
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    Few teams in the NFL have proven as adept at snatching gut-wrenching failure from the jaws of seemingly inevitable victory as the Minnesota Vikings. So as the team retools this offseason, here are five ways the wheels could come off in 2008....


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    Re: Five ways the 2008 Vikings could fail

    nice read... scary scenarios.

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    Re: Five ways the 2008 Vikings could fail

    Good article.
    I actually agree with all five points.

    I really don't have anything to add that the article hasn't already said.
    It's that good.


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    Re: Five ways the 2008 Vikings could fail


    Lets hope that nobody gets hurt, especially up front. If Birk, Hutch, or Herrera go down along with a suspended Mckinnie, we would be in some bad shape. Defenantly a bad scenario or two in that article.

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    "PurpleTide" wrote:

    Lets hope that nobody gets hurt, especially up front. If Birk, Hutch, or Herrera go down along with a suspended Mckinnie, we would be in some bad shape. Defenantly a bad scenario or two in that article.
    Seems I've been preaching that for some time.


    It's hard to envision a scenario in which left tackle Bryant McKinnie doesn't get suspended for at least two games, and more likely four.....The bad news is that there is currently nobody on the roster who seems capable of adequately filling in.
    And if either Steve Hutchinson or Matt Birk were to go down, the offensive line would be a patchwork of journeymen and unproven youth, especially given McKinnie's situation.

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    Re: Five ways the 2008 Vikings could fail

    "singersp" wrote:
    "PurpleTide" wrote:

    Lets hope that nobody gets hurt, especially up front. If Birk, Hutch, or Herrera go down along with a suspended Mckinnie, we would be in some bad shape. Defenantly a bad scenario or two in that article.
    Seems I've been preaching that for some time.


    It's hard to envision a scenario in which left tackle Bryant McKinnie doesn't get suspended for at least two games, and more likely four.....The bad news is that there is currently nobody on the roster who seems capable of adequately filling in.
    And if either Steve Hutchinson or Matt Birk were to go down, the offensive line would be a patchwork of journeymen and unproven youth, especially given McKinnie's situation.
    Interesting read.
    Kindof a half empty approach though....

    By the way, the key word is "seems".
    People don't see players istting on the bench via some high draft picks or old has been vets behind our starters so it "seems" the sky is falling.


    Again, same jibberish we heard when Birk replaced Christie
    or at least it "seems" that way to me.
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    Re: Five ways the 2008 Vikings could fail

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    "PurpleTide" wrote:

    Lets hope that nobody gets hurt, especially up front. If Birk, Hutch, or Herrera go down along with a suspended Mckinnie, we would be in some bad shape. Defenantly a bad scenario or two in that article.
    Seems I've been preaching that for some time.


    It's hard to envision a scenario in which left tackle Bryant McKinnie doesn't get suspended for at least two games, and more likely four.....The bad news is that there is currently nobody on the roster who seems capable of adequately filling in.
    And if either Steve Hutchinson or Matt Birk were to go down, the offensive line would be a patchwork of journeymen and unproven youth, especially given McKinnie's situation.
    Interesting read.
    Kindof a half empty approach though....

    By the way, the key word is "seems".
    People don't see players istting on the bench via some high draft picks or old has been vets behind our starters so it "seems" the sky is falling.


    Again, same jibberish we heard when Birk replaced Christie
    or at least it "seems" that way to me.
    ;D
    Sure that happened when Christie was replaced. But who's to say it will or will not happen again?

    Instead of signing some proven linemen, you seem content on risking the season & taking a chance on undrafted players, at least one of which was already cut from the team once before.

    Hell Marr. Our OL gave up 38 sacks as it was last year.

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    Re: Five ways the 2008 Vikings could fail

    "singersp" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    "PurpleTide" wrote:

    Lets hope that nobody gets hurt, especially up front. If Birk, Hutch, or Herrera go down along with a suspended Mckinnie, we would be in some bad shape. Defenantly a bad scenario or two in that article.
    Seems I've been preaching that for some time.


    It's hard to envision a scenario in which left tackle Bryant McKinnie doesn't get suspended for at least two games, and more likely four.....The bad news is that there is currently nobody on the roster who seems capable of adequately filling in.
    And if either Steve Hutchinson or Matt Birk were to go down, the offensive line would be a patchwork of journeymen and unproven youth, especially given McKinnie's situation.
    Interesting read.

    Kindof a half empty approach though....

    By the way, the key word is "seems".
    People don't see players istting on the bench via some high draft picks or old has been vets behind our starters so it "seems" the sky is falling.



    Again, same jibberish we heard when Birk replaced Christie
    or at least it "seems" that way to me.
    ;D
    Sure that happened when Christie was replaced. But who's to say it will or will not happen again?

    Instead of signing some proven linemen, you seem content on risking the season & taking a chance on undrafted players, at least one of which was already cut from the team once before.

    Hell Marr. Our OL gave up 38 sacks as it was last year.
    LOL.
    I wish I had a say my friend.
    ;D

    I just believe that the staff has a pretty good track record with respect to the talent they have selected during this rebuilding process.
    They have 2 decent looking young kids on the bench that people believe have alot of potential and who have been in the scheme going on 2 years.
    Trhow in a couple of new kids his year and yes, I am content.
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    Re: Five ways the 2008 Vikings could fail

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    "PurpleTide" wrote:

    Lets hope that nobody gets hurt, especially up front. If Birk, Hutch, or Herrera go down along with a suspended Mckinnie, we would be in some bad shape. Defenantly a bad scenario or two in that article.
    Seems I've been preaching that for some time.


    It's hard to envision a scenario in which left tackle Bryant McKinnie doesn't get suspended for at least two games, and more likely four.....The bad news is that there is currently nobody on the roster who seems capable of adequately filling in.
    And if either Steve Hutchinson or Matt Birk were to go down, the offensive line would be a patchwork of journeymen and unproven youth, especially given McKinnie's situation.
    Interesting read.
    Kindof a half empty approach though....

    By the way, the key word is "seems".
    People don't see players istting on the bench via some high draft picks or old has been vets behind our starters so it "seems" the sky is falling.


    Again, same jibberish we heard when Birk replaced Christie
    or at least it "seems" that way to me.
    ;D
    Sure that happened when Christie was replaced. But who's to say it will or will not happen again?

    Instead of signing some proven linemen, you seem content on risking the season & taking a chance on undrafted players, at least one of which was already cut from the team once before.

    Hell Marr. Our OL gave up 38 sacks as it was last year.
    LOL.
    I wish I had a say my friend.
    ;D

    I just believe that the staff has a pretty good track record with respect to the talent they have selected during this rebuilding process.
    They have 2 decent looking young kids on the bench that people believe have alot of potential and who have been in the scheme going on 2 years.
    Trhow in a couple of new kids his year and yes, I am content.
    LOL! Are you saying they're pretty?

    Because I haven't seen either one play. Have you?

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    Re: Five ways the 2008 Vikings could fail

    "singersp" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    [quote author=PurpleTide link=topic=43684.msg750403#msg750403 date=1206961468]

    Lets hope that nobody gets hurt, especially up front. If Birk, Hutch, or Herrera go down along with a suspended Mckinnie, we would be in some bad shape. Defenantly a bad scenario or two in that article.
    Seems I've been preaching that for some time.


    It's hard to envision a scenario in which left tackle Bryant McKinnie doesn't get suspended for at least two games, and more likely four.....The bad news is that there is currently nobody on the roster who seems capable of adequately filling in.
    And if either Steve Hutchinson or Matt Birk were to go down, the offensive line would be a patchwork of journeymen and unproven youth, especially given McKinnie's situation.
    Interesting read.

    Kindof a half empty approach though....

    By the way, the key word is "seems".
    People don't see players istting on the bench via some high draft picks or old has been vets behind our starters so it "seems" the sky is falling.



    Again, same jibberish we heard when Birk replaced Christie
    or at least it "seems" that way to me.
    ;D
    Sure that happened when Christie was replaced. But who's to say it will or will not happen again?

    Instead of signing some proven linemen, you seem content on risking the season & taking a chance on undrafted players, at least one of which was already cut from the team once before.

    Hell Marr. Our OL gave up 38 sacks as it was last year.
    LOL.
    I wish I had a say my friend.

    ;D

    I just believe that the staff has a pretty good track record with respect to the talent they have selected during this rebuilding process.
    They have 2 decent looking young kids on the bench that people believe have alot of potential and who have been in the scheme going on 2 years.
    Trhow in a couple of new kids his year and yes, I am content.
    LOL! Are you saying they're pretty?

    Because I haven't seen either one play. Have you?
    [/quote]
    We hadn't seen McCauley or Gordon play and they did fine when Whinny went down, we hadn't seen Cook play and he showed his potential last year.

    Again, I trust the staff.
    They have them on the roster for a reason.
    Bet it isn't because they suck.
    ;D
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