This Game At Washington means the season
This has been unimaginable. 4-1.. I called this, but no one believed me. I called us 9-1 by the bye, and we might be able to do it. The game vs Washington sets the tone until we see Detroit before the bye.
RG3 scares me.
The vikings have succeeded by playing traditional offenses, and lets be honest we havent played a GREAT QB since A.Luck and he torched us. Stafford is a good QB, but he had 2 dropped TDs, 4 dropped first downs, and his O-line left him dry. We only win by 7. We can't depend on 2 returns for TDs. We have been kicking a LOT of fieldgoals inside the 10 and 20. We have to get a better redzone offense.
We need to be more creative against RG3. If we sit in a cover 2 spy all game(which the redskins are suspecting) RG3 will either do option runs, or Go routes all game. Playing the redskins is like playing Flordia Gators.. they run that Option Read offense. The Redskins receivers aren't gamechangers, but they are ALL deep threat receivers.. Santana Moss, Pierre Garcon, Leonard Hankerson, Fred Davis, and Aldrick Robinson. This is Alan Williams biggest test.
Also we won't be able to many screens and bubble screens due to the redskins fast secondary. D.Hall is good against the run, and Percy isnt going to blaze past him. Same for Josh Wilson. Redskins 3-4 is good against the run, so how do u beat the skins? You spread them out and attack Cedric griffin, and their 4th n 5th CB. Sam Bradord, Matt Ryan, Andy Dalton all torched the Redskins. Even Josh Freeman got to them in the second half.
Hopefully Simpson is healthy so we can spread the skins out, and attack the middle and post corners because they are missing their top OLB, and Fletcher doesnt have elite coverage speed against Rudolph. This game here will truly show me ponders progress. I dont expect peterson to get over 60 yards, but ponder will need to throw for over 300 like all the other teams did that beat washington.
The Cards/Bucs/Hawks we can sit in our cover 2 all day because their QBs arent athletic enough, or good enough to beat us every single down. The games I want to see the vikes win is this washington game, and the detriot game before the bye.. This will truly tell me something about the team, as of right now. I am not impressed, its what i expected. We matched up well vs San Fran, we told Alex Smith to beat us, and he couldnt. RG3 Stafford Rodgers Squab and Cutler can.. As Stafford said after the game.. "The Vikings played the same 2 Defenses the whole game.. Nickel Cover 2, and Quarters Cover 2." Stafford can pick that apart. so can RG3, Rodgers, Cutler, Squab, and Bradord. Lets see what we are made of.