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    Re: How Close to a Title Are the Vikings? Not as Close as You Think

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I hear ya on the injury to EJ issue, however, even our QB's came through to a point when it came to injuries, not sure why we should have that big of a drop off when it comes to our MLB.

    Long story short, just not buying it.
    Coaches across the league overcome issues like that.
    Why the hell can't ours?
    Do they?
    How has the Bears D been with Urlacher banged up?
    How well did the Pats do in the playoffs last year with the leader of their Offense sidelined for the year?
    When you lose Pro Bowl talent, there will be a drop off almost by definition.
    Those are stars at their positions, they can't simply be replaced.
    Were we lacking in depth at LB last year?
    Sure, but that's not the Coordinators fault, that's the FO right?

    The thing really missed in the absence of EJ was how his disruptions helped the rest of the team.
    He was so disruptive the first few games the entire D looked better, he made every player around him better.
    The true measure of a man is what he'd do knowing he'd never be found out.

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    Re: How Close to a Title Are the Vikings? Not as Close as You Think

    "BleedinPandG" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I hear ya on the injury to EJ issue, however, even our QB's came through to a point when it came to injuries, not sure why we should have that big of a drop off when it comes to our MLB.

    Long story short, just not buying it.
    Coaches across the league overcome issues like that.
    Why the hell can't ours?
    Do they?
    How has the Bears D been with Urlacher banged up?
    How well did the Pats do in the playoffs last year with the leader of their Offense sidelined for the year?
    When you lose Pro Bowl talent, there will be a drop off almost by definition.
    Those are stars at their positions, they can't simply be replaced.
    Were we lacking in depth at LB last year?
    Sure, but that's not the Coordinators fault, that's the FO right?

    The thing really missed in the absence of EJ was how his disruptions helped the rest of the team.
    He was so disruptive the first few games the entire D looked better, he made every player around him better.
    Probably why we took a chance on Brinkley this draft.

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    Re: How Close to a Title Are the Vikings? Not as Close as You Think

    "BleedinPandG" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I hear ya on the injury to EJ issue, however, even our QB's came through to a point when it came to injuries, not sure why we should have that big of a drop off when it comes to our MLB.

    Long story short, just not buying it.
    Coaches across the league overcome issues like that.
    Why the hell can't ours?
    Do they?
    How has the Bears D been with Urlacher banged up?
    How well did the Pats do in the playoffs last year with the leader of their Offense sidelined for the year?
    When you lose Pro Bowl talent, there will be a drop off almost by definition.
    Those are stars at their positions, they can't simply be replaced.
    Were we lacking in depth at LB last year?
    Sure, but that's not the Coordinators fault, that's the FO right?

    The thing really missed in the absence of EJ was how his disruptions helped the rest of the team.
    He was so disruptive the first few games the entire D looked better, he made every player around him better.
    I like the term 'disruptions.' If anyone plays with a mean-streak on this team it's EJ, every hit is downright violent.

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    Re: How Close to a Title Are the Vikings? Not as Close as You Think

    "jessejames09" wrote:
    "BleedinPandG" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I hear ya on the injury to EJ issue, however, even our QB's came through to a point when it came to injuries, not sure why we should have that big of a drop off when it comes to our MLB.

    Long story short, just not buying it.
    Coaches across the league overcome issues like that.
    Why the hell can't ours?
    Do they?
    How has the Bears D been with Urlacher banged up?
    How well did the Pats do in the playoffs last year with the leader of their Offense sidelined for the year?
    When you lose Pro Bowl talent, there will be a drop off almost by definition.
    Those are stars at their positions, they can't simply be replaced.
    Were we lacking in depth at LB last year?
    Sure, but that's not the Coordinators fault, that's the FO right?

    The thing really missed in the absence of EJ was how his disruptions helped the rest of the team.
    He was so disruptive the first few games the entire D looked better, he made every player around him better.
    I like the term 'disruptions.' If anyone plays with a mean-streak on this team it's EJ, every hit is downright violent.
    He really let it loose.
    He has really come into his own the last 2 seasons.
    I wish we would have seen him have a full season
    with that "disruptive attitude."

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    Re: How Close to a Title Are the Vikings? Not as Close as You Think

    "BleedinPandG" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I hear ya on the injury to EJ issue, however, even our QB's came through to a point when it came to injuries, not sure why we should have that big of a drop off when it comes to our MLB.

    Long story short, just not buying it.
    Coaches across the league overcome issues like that.
    Why the hell can't ours?
    Do they?
    How has the Bears D been with Urlacher banged up?
    How well did the Pats do in the playoffs last year with the leader of their Offense sidelined for the year?
    When you lose Pro Bowl talent, there will be a drop off almost by definition.
    Those are stars at their positions, they can't simply be replaced.
    Were we lacking in depth at LB last year?
    Sure, but that's not the Coordinators fault, that's the FO right?

    The thing really missed in the absence of EJ was how his disruptions helped the rest of the team.
    He was so disruptive the first few games the entire D looked better, he made every player around him better.
    You can't have it both ways.
    Either our coaches are good enough to get the best out of what they have or they are not.

    IMHO Leslie is a "not".
    No fricken way in the world we should be out shopping for MLB from the sweepups/leftovers.
    Shame on him for not having a viable replacement for EJ.


    As to your question about the BORES.
    They had more than one injury last year my friend.
    Thier decline wasn't soley because of Urpacker.
    Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/josdin00/Vikings/Marrdro_sig.jpg

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    Re: How Close to a Title Are the Vikings? Not as Close as You Think

    "snowinapril" wrote:
    "BleedinPandG" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I hear ya on the injury to EJ issue, however, even our QB's came through to a point when it came to injuries, not sure why we should have that big of a drop off when it comes to our MLB.

    Long story short, just not buying it.
    Coaches across the league overcome issues like that.
    Why the hell can't ours?
    Do they?
    How has the Bears D been with Urlacher banged up?
    How well did the Pats do in the playoffs last year with the leader of their Offense sidelined for the year?
    When you lose Pro Bowl talent, there will be a drop off almost by definition.
    Those are stars at their positions, they can't simply be replaced.
    Were we lacking in depth at LB last year?
    Sure, but that's not the Coordinators fault, that's the FO right?

    The thing really missed in the absence of EJ was how his disruptions helped the rest of the team.
    He was so disruptive the first few games the entire D looked better, he made every player around him better.
    [size=10pt][size=10pt][size=10pt]Probably why we took a chance on Brinkley this draft.[/size][/size][/size]
    Bingo......
    Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/josdin00/Vikings/Marrdro_sig.jpg

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    Re: How Close to a Title Are the Vikings? Not as Close as You Think

    Worst SuperBowl winning offenses

    http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/Article.php?Page=1343&Category=7

    Worst Superbowl winning defenses

    http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/Article.php?Page=1345

    Least dominant Superbowl winners

    http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/Article.php?Page=1341

    I find it hilarious that the 2006 Colts made it onto 2 of these lists. Number one on the worst defense list. lmao

    My comment to the person who authored the article............STFU.


    Personally, I don't think there is intelligent life on other planets. Why should other planets be any different from this one?

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    Re: How Close to a Title Are the Vikings? Not as Close as You Think

    "jargomcfargo" wrote:
    The title of the article should have been, 'Why the Vikings didn't win the superbowl last year'.
    It's ok to base future projections on past performance.
    But it's rediculous to believe this team won't or can't improve.

    Improvement in special teams and 3rd down conversions will make this team a contender.

    We will have to play some games to find out. Not sit at a computer and analyze last years stats, then project them on this years team.
    I still like the fact how this guy thinks there have been only 39 superbowls.

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    Re: How Close to a Title Are the Vikings? Not as Close as You Think

    "Freya" wrote:
    Worst SuperBowl winning offenses

    http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/Article.php?Page=1343&Category=7

    Worst Superbowl winning defenses

    http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/Article.php?Page=1345

    Least dominant Superbowl winners

    http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/Article.php?Page=1341

    I find it hilarious that the 2006 Colts made it onto 2 of these lists. Number one on the worst defense list. lmao

    My comment to the person who authored the article............STFU.
    +1
    What takes a quarterback to the next level is not arm strength or mobility or any of that stuff. Its the ability to play on critical downs. Manage third downs, or red zones or four-minute or two-minute situations"
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    Re: How Close to a Title Are the Vikings? Not as Close as You Think

    1. BleacherReport Sucks. I almost wish we could ban all articles from that poser-site, but hey, this is America. In the end though, this guy has NO idea what he is talking about.

    2. I've said it before and I'll say it again:

    OUR 13th RANKED SCORING D WAS NOT, AND I REPEAT NOT A RESULT OF BAD DEFENSIVE PLAY.

    Special Teams and pick sixes greatly inflated our scoring defense ranking. If you take these factors out, and purely look at Defensive Play, we had a top 5 unit in terms of scoring Defense last year. It seems that people need that pounded into their heads, so I will gladly do so.
    "I hate when threads are destroyed by facts and logic."
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