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    Re: A happy ending to the Vikings' season will be tough

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    [quote author=V4L link=topic=48953.msg866180#msg866180 date=1226954834]
    3-3 is more likely

    We don't have a passing game with Gus.. We are too one dimensional
    Well, that has only been true the last two games, against good pass defenses.

    I'm hoping we can return to our previous form in the passing game.

    We need to start wearing the purple pants on the road. We suck on the road and need mojo.
    Ok, but a passing game isn't good unless it can be used effectively against good pass defenses.
    Putting up average passing numbers against bad pass defenses does not constitute anything other than average at best.

    Gus isn't the answer and Gus isn't taking us anywhere than a potential 1 and done.
    This is turning into a pretty disappointing season...so fucking typical.
    I'm sick of disappointment.
    Dissappointment? Coming into this year, we all knew our passing game was expected to be nothing more than average. If you thought Berrian and TJ were going to transform us into an elite passing team, you're kidding yourself.

    So yes, our passing game is average. Clearly Gus is not the answer, but he's the best we've got. Knowing that, it's unacceptable for AD not to touch the ball in the fourth quarter. The turnovers were horrible.

    We're not a passing team, so why people expect us to be one is puzzling.
    Nowhere did I or anybody say that we expected an elite passing game because of Berrian and TJ.
    I expected an average passing game this year...which is what we have (on a good day).
    What I didn't expect was to still be an average team.
    Good Defense, Good Offense (With AD) should equate to a good football team.
    Unfortunately this is not the case for our Minnesota Vikings.

    You don't have to be a "passing team" to be successful, but you have to have a "passing game".
    I totally agree. The X-factor here is ST, which found another way to bite us in the rear yesterday. If our ST was as average as out passing game,
    I'm thinking we'd be 7-3 right now.
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    I was thinking about that as I typed my previous point.
    With how close we are in every game, the ST absolutely cannot afford to give up points like they have been.
    (or fumble in a crucial situation like yesterday)
    I just don't understand how they can be that bad.
    It's like as soon as the offense started to click and we thought we had a chance, the ST jumped right out and reminded us why we're going to remain average for now.

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    Re: A happy ending to the Vikings' season will be tough

    Let's face it...if we lose to Chicago, then we can all start the draft threads.

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    Re: A happy ending to the Vikings' season will be tough

    I see us going 2-4 or 3-3 to end the year.

    My take on it is that Gus was successful for the first run because teams didn't have the tape on him in our offense, but after a few games the DC's figured out how to defend our offense and how to capitalize on our weaknesses and now everybody has our number. They also have our number with Jackson at QB so going to him isn't going to be an upgrade and unfortunately they have Bevell 2.0 figured out and they have been coming up with coverages that frustrate the players and cause them to make mistakes.

    The staff has had a difficult time developing the talent they have into players that have the physical and mental ability to take advantage of mismatches against opponents on a weekly basis and they seem to have breakdowns at the most inconvenient times.Combine that with a ST unit that is almost guaranteed to give up points in a new and never before seen way just leads towards a losing record.And if we lose Williams, Williams, Allen etc it is all over.

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    Re: A happy ending to the Vikings' season will be tough

    I'll guess 9-7. I think we'll win our three home games and in Detroit. We are a much better team in the dome. If some how we find a way to win in Jax they will have a chance to get 10 wins. I see that last game of the season against the Giants being like an early playoff game, I can't wait.

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    Re: A happy ending to the Vikings' season will be tough

    8-8 season for us

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    Re: A happy ending to the Vikings' season will be tough

    If we do make the playoffs, it will be with quite a bit of momentum, and typically those types of teams make noise in the playoffs.

    Also, winning the division is our only option, meaning a home game against a team like the Skins or Bucs.
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    Re: A happy ending to the Vikings' season will be tough

    With T-Jack I could see us winning the division, with Frerotte I can envision Childress' reign of terror a.k.a 'kick ass offense' kicked to the curb

    This is surely a win-win scernario
    A wise man once said," Defense Wins Championships!"

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    Re: A happy ending to the Vikings' season will be tough

    I think we are SOOOO damn close. Just not getting over the hump. I personally think we will top Jacksonville, Chicago, Atlanta and Detroit to get to 9 wins. I don't know about getting the best of N.Y. or Arizona though.
    We could keep up with the Cardinals I think, even though everyone is writing us off in the one, and I think in our house, even if they don't rest their starters ... we match up all right with the Giants.
    I don't think we will go 6-0 or anything, but I do think all 6 games are winnable for this team. I think we can go 4-2, I hope we can go 5-1 and would love to see 6-0.
    I think we get to 9-7 and miss out on the playoffs in a tie-breaker of some sort with Green Bay.

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    Re: A happy ending to the Vikings' season will be tough

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    I think we are SOOOO gol 'darnit close. Just not getting over the hump. I personally think we will top Jacksonville, Chicago, Atlanta and Detroit to get to 9 wins. I don't know about getting the best of N.Y. or Arizona though.
    We could keep up with the Cardinals I think, even though everyone is writing us off in the one, and I think in our house, even if they don't rest their starters ... we match up all right with the Giants.
    I don't think we will go 6-0 or anything, but I do think all 6 games are winnable for this team. I think we can go 4-2, I hope we can go 5-1 and would love to see 6-0.
    I think we get to 9-7 and miss out on the playoffs in a tie-breaker of some sort with Green Bay.
    Interesting.
    I think that Atlanta will be a much tougher challenge than Arizona.
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    Re: A happy ending to the Vikings' season will be tough

    "carta4eva" wrote:
    With T-Jack I could see us winning the division, with Frerotte I can envision Childress' reign of terror a.k.a 'kick jiggly butt offense' kicked to the curb

    This is surely a win-win scernario
    You know, you're supposed to exhale eventually...
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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