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    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.
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    WHEN did you call the 4-1? We need proof.
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    I do not agree it is the season, but it will not be the same sort of game. I hope the Vikings have watched a lot of game film.

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    I have been wrong all year but this seems like a trap game to me.

    Sorry Rick! Keep up the good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharperImage View Post
    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.
    I heard Ben Leber talking about this on KFAN this morning, and he said the Vikings' best bet was to play mostly cover 2...
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    They are playing far above my expectations this year.Even if they lose every game the rest of the way out we are still better than last year.

    What I appreciate the most is that they are out there hitting first and being the aggressor this year. In the past they were passive and would be the ones taking the hits,not delivering them and IMHO that is what is giving them the edge.

    IMHO if they play this game the way they have been playing and if this is really the team and not a mirage then we will beat the redskins and Griffin might not finish the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Floyd View Post
    They are playing far above my expectations this year.Even if they lose every game the rest of the way out we are still better than last year.

    What I appreciate the most is that they are out there hitting first and being the aggressor this year. In the past they were passive and would be the ones taking the hits,not delivering them and IMHO that is what is giving them the edge.

    IMHO if they play this game the way they have been playing and if this is really the team and not a mirage then we will beat the redskins and Griffin might not finish the game.
    I totally agree! I should apologize to Spielman and Frazier because the development in only one year is nothing short of spectacular. Reminds me of my other favorite team the ND Fighting Irish. Playing smash mouth defense with a young game management QB. Let our running game and run defense cover the rest. Not a coincidence seeing all the ND players on our roster. Just imagine if we drafted Te'o! But back to last years draft, I think it was the best in football. 3 starters for us that are already making a huge impact. No matter what the record is, I will grade this season an A+.

    Sorry Rick! Keep up the good work.

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    As Shock said ... the Cover 2 is probably actually the BEST approach against RGIII, but we need to spice it up a little.

    We need to go C1 some and we need to bring some heat some and just keep him off balance. RGIII DOES get rattled and confused, so we need to make sure he cannot feel comfy.

    We do that ... and their offense will have a very tough time putting up points against us.

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    YOU GUYS FORGET!! Unlike Vick or Cam RG3 is an effective Pocket Passer QB! RG3 can easily sit in the pocket and let it rip, and thats what they are going to do!! Especially after that huge hit he took last week. Unless Jared Allen n Robison tear it up.. RG3 will sit and wait for one of his fast receivers to blow past cook and winfield.

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    I also think this game is a trap game. The Skins are not their records and they have played some very difficult games. Pressure, pressure, pressure. We need to to get to their Qb, the kid is too accurate and too intelligent a passer to let rip. We haven't played a good QB yet on this march and that scares me. Stafford is the best we faced and we really haven't been tested.

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