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    [size=13pt]Football Diner 2008 Team Reviews / Previews
    Minnesota Vikings[/size]


    by Sam Monson

    Overview

    A decade ago the Vikings were about to tear up the league with a record setting Offense, inspired by a rookie wide receiver by the name of Randy Moss. Moss would propel that team to a 15-1 record, and the NFC Championship game in the Metrodome, before Gary Anderson would endeavour to spoil his perfect season by saving the only kick he would miss for the only time it was crucial. In 2008 the Vikings once again find themselves with arguably the league's most explosive playmaker in the form of Adrian Peterson, but that's where the similarities end

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    Re: footballdiner.com Vikings preview

    Other than a few obvious errors (i.e. Brian Robison becomes a situational rusher, spelling Jared Allen on the left side.) this was a pretty good read my friend.
    Thanks.

    The signs are good so far, with Jackson completing touchdown passes in OTAs that were not even reads in 2007's playbook. The training wheels have come off…can he keep upright?
    NOPE.
    At least not all the time.
    We are still gonna see him mess up at times this year my friends.
    My only hope is that it will be a heck of alot less than it was last year.

    Funny, I feel strangley confident it will be a heck of alot less.
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    Re: footballdiner.com Vikings preview

    Interesting take on the vikings.
    A little surprised that he put coaching as our weakest link (C-).
    This year will be more telling now that we have a fairly high talent pool.

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    "tastywaves" wrote:
    Interesting take on the vikings.
    A little surprised that he put coaching as our weakest link (C-).
    This year will be more telling now that we have a fairly high talent pool.
    Age old question... was it coaching or execution... seems like the writer though the guilt fell to the coaches and not the players and I know many on here agree with him.


    My belief is last year was a building year.
    Chilly and the staff were more worried about developing skill, maturity, and confidence then they were about winning football games.
    The goal last year was NOT to win the Super Bowl.
    The goal was to continue to build a Dynasty.


    This year will be the telling year.
    It is time for the entire organization to take the training wheels off.
    We have to move past build mode into win mode and now we'll see if Chilly and his assistants are able to do that.
    I believe we'll see a lot more this year.
    The coaches will demand more of themselves and much more from the players and I think we have a team that can achieve whatever the coaches set up for them.
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    Re: footballdiner.com Vikings preview

    "BleedinPandG" wrote:
    "tastywaves" wrote:
    Interesting take on the vikings.
    A little surprised that he put coaching as our weakest link (C-).
    This year will be more telling now that we have a fairly high talent pool.
    Age old question... was it coaching or execution... seems like the writer though the guilt fell to the coaches and not the players and I know many on here agree with him.


    My belief is last year was a building year.
    Chilly and the staff were more worried about developing skill, maturity, and confidence then they were about winning football games.
    The goal last year was NOT to win the Super Bowl.
    The goal was to continue to build a Dynasty.


    This year will be the telling year.
    It is time for the entire organization to take the training wheels off.
    We have to move past build mode into win mode and now we'll see if Chilly and his assistants are able to do that. I believe we'll see a lot more this year.
    The coaches will demand more of themselves and much more from the players and I think we have a team that can achieve whatever the coaches set up for them.
    I agree that there is a lot more pressure to win this year, which will translate over to Childress, but at this point
    I don't know if the blame should go as heavy on him as this writer is placing.
    He gives him credit as a good talent guy more than as a coach.
    And we all know that the personnel decisions are part of a much larger group than just childress.


    This is a big year for Brad and his crew, hope they don't let us down.



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    The Vikings became the first team in decades to lead the league in rushing offense and rushing defense and yet still manage to miss the playoffs. That's because they could neither pass, nor stop the pass, effectively for much of the year.
    I didn't realize that.
    I might have heard it before, but was just in denial.

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    Re: footballdiner.com Vikings preview

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Other than a few obvious errors (i.e. Brian Robison becomes a situational rusher, spelling Jared Allen on the left side.) this was a pretty good read my friend.
    Thanks.

    The signs are good so far, with Jackson completing touchdown passes in OTAs that were not even reads in 2007's playbook. The training wheels have come off…can he keep upright?
    NOPE.
    At least not all the time.
    We are still gonna see him mess up at times this year my friends.
    My only hope is that it will be a heck of alot less than it was last year.

    Funny, I feel strangley confident it will be a heck of alot less.

    ;D
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