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    Johnson isn't the only reason Vikings are 5-7


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    Re: Johnson isn't the only reason Vikings are 5-7

    I agree 100% and have been saying the same thing for weeks.

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    Re: Johnson isn't the only reason Vikings are 5-7

    If it were all BJ's fault the team would be called the Brad Johnson Viking.
    There is more than one person on a football team.

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    Re: Johnson isn't the only reason Vikings are 5-7

    Anyone that wants to put things entirely down to Johnson is misguided or hasn't been watching the games properly. I know he hasn't been playing well and has cost us turnovers, points etc but there have been other factors at work as well.
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    Re: Johnson isn't the only reason Vikings are 5-7

    Agreed.
    Although Johnson has made some very costly errors, I have also seen him try to block when our guys needed help... on more than one occassion.
    Whatever else you say about him, the guy does have heart which is often overlooked.

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    Re: Johnson isn't the only reason Vikings are 5-7

    That's like saying that McDonald's isn't the only reason that Michael Moore is fat.
    Obviously there are other things that contribute to the overall outcome, but it has to be thrown in as a factor.

    But until Brad has fifteen seconds to throw the ball, and all of his receivers have broken away from coverage and he still throws a pic, you can't just blame him.
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    Re: Johnson isn't the only reason Vikings are 5-7

    I think a lot of us have been saying this all year.
    I will admit this hasn't been BJs best season however, the offense as a whole has not done their job to let BJ do his.
    As a QB you depend on a lot to happen.
    You depend on the line doing it's job and WRs catching the ball.
    I think Taylor has done his job running the ball and probably would be close to #1 in rushing if it weren't for stupid penalties.
    The Vikings have the #14 ranked offense as far as yardage.
    Penalties, drops, and non-aggressive play calling have cost points.


    I have always backed BJ up and always will.
    However, at this point in the season I see we are not going very far unless the team somehow turns itself around.
    I thought they did against Seattle but then they had the game against NE.
    That's why I personally would like to see TJ get some playing time.
    I'm not saying he's 100% ready but at this point he needs to get the playing experience.
    All the other rookies had the same type of experience he did.
    Look how well Young is doing.
    Others may not be doing well however at least they are getting the experience they need and that will make them better next year.

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    Re: Johnson isn't the only reason Vikings are 5-7

    As improbably as it seems, we still have a legitimate shot at a wild card, thanks to
    the ineptitude of so many other teams in the hunt. Of course we have to win all our remaining games and other teams have to play down to their current level, rather than improving. Despite BJ's poor performance last week, I'm firmly of the belief that he has to be the QB this week to keep us in the hunt. If he is faltering, then a decision has to be made of course. Two thing that fans should note: BJ performance the week before and that last week's performance was by far the worst of his entire career. So there is a strong possibility that it won't be repeated. If it looks like it is, then that's when you make a change.

    Unfortunately for the team, there is a carload of blame to spread around. It would be nicer if we could pinpoint it on the QB, but that's not the case.

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    Re: Johnson isn't the only reason Vikings are 5-7

    anyone with any logic or common sense would agree that its not all BJs fault. yeah he has made so costly mistakes, but we still should have won a lot of other games even with a few Johnson mistakes. he has to take some of the blame, but ppl like to put way to much of a teams success and failure on the teams QB and HC, they are just easy to pick on at their positions.

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    Re: Johnson isn't the only reason Vikings are 5-7

    I think a factor that has contributed a bunch recently is our pass rush. With everyone realizing they can't run on us, they pass a bunch and it has exposed a weak pass rush. Now I don't think that BJ is entirely to blame, but simply, he f'ed up a lot this year and I would credit losing at least2games this year to him. On the other hand, the previous lions game I think we won primarily because of BJ. He was firing people up and took charge that game.
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