There isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t much time to savor our sixth consecutive victory. We have the biggest game of our season next week. Two weeks ago I stated we will win out. This game is going to be the make or break of our team. I believe we will win because there is no other option. If we lose we can still make the playoffs, but the team needs the win to catapult them into serious mental contention.
In sports you need to beat the teams you are supposed to. Every once in a while you meet a team you are not supposed to beat. Those victories are what fuels a team and makes the previously mentioned victories even sweeter. It upgrades morale emotions and teamwork. In other words the Steelers game is hugeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.it is the season.
Now I can say whole heartedly that if we lost the rest of our games I for one would be very proud of our Vikings this year. That includes everyone Tice, Smoot, Ted CottrellÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦the whole lot of them. They have worked hard. That talk doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t belong here now, but in being critical of people there comes a time where you have to let go and give credit where credit is due. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s because of that, that I am not going to criticize any of our players from this point on. This is a good team, full of heart and hard work. I win with them and I lose with them.
Any way you slice it the Steelers game comes down to what all games come down to. Put pressure on the QB and donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get beat deep. We could play conservative and stay in the game. This game needs to be a statement though. I know a win is a winÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.yada...YadaÃ¢â‚¬Â¦yada. We go for the throat and instead of holding on till the life leaves we drag them down and twist that neck.
I would suggest the obvious:
Give safety help on Hines Ward.
Commit to a two yard depth on pass rush.
Contain the edges.
Treat the TE like you did Shockey, hit him, hold him, make him your beeyatch.
We need a big and I mean BIG game out of Cowart, fast reads, faster adjustments.
On offense the only thing that needs to be said is protection. We need the offensive line to get that swagger.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Monday and I have GoosebumpsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦..lets get this thing rolling.