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    Re: K-Dubb-Vikings are a good football team-Bad Breaks

    I admit that Brett Favre has been off his game this year, but he is a better man than a whole bunch of overpaid underachievers on the team. Management blew it under Childress by not having more development for QB.
    I agree with what was said above the O-line and the D-line are really bad news. The next dumb move will be going for another washed up QB.
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    Re: K-Dubb-Vikings are a good football team-Bad Breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by "jmcdon00" #1085415
    I agree with Kevin to a point. I don't think the difference from last year to this year is as big as one might think just looking at the record.

    12 wins last year 6 wins this year.

    Last year we played 10 teams with losing records and beat 8 of them. This year we will play 6, likely beating all 6.

    Last year we got a lucky break against the Ravens, they missed a short field goal in the dome that would have won the game. This year we got unlucky against the Packers with bad calls.

    Injuries are a big part of it too. Don't know the numbers but it sure seems injuries have been more prevelent this year(especially on offense).
    But, again, aren't those things that GOOD teams are supposed to overcome?

    As much as I hate to make the comparison, look at the Packers. No team in the NFL has lost as many starters to injury as they have, yet they were in the hunt for the NFCN until Rodgers went down...and they're still possibly in the play-off picture.

    Why?

    Are they that much LUCKIER than we are, or are they just GOOD?

    (See why it pains me to make that comparison?)

    Our team this season has been a total abortion. Only a handful of players can hold their heads high and say, "I played my ass off".

    player for player, are we that much worse?

    Was it coaching?

    Was it the looming free agency/lockout question?

    I don't know.

    But if players aren't making plays, does it really matter why? If they can't get it done, replace them with someone who can.

    If your coach can't get it done, replace him with someone who can.

    I think that we are a BAD team right now. I would be hard pressed to find 11 guys on our starting roster I would consider worth keeping right now...and that includes both sides of the ball.

    Maybe that's too harsh, but maybe that's what we NEED...someone to come in and light a fire under these guys assess.

    Lord knows I'm ready...and I'll bring a flame thrower!!!!

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    Re: K-Dubb-Vikings are a good football team-Bad Breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by "Infidel" #1085413
    Rice is a prime example. Anyone with half a brain can read between the leaves and see that his agent said, hold off on the surgery, get it done so that you come back just in time to get under the deadline of minimum games and we will get you your money in FA after the season.
    Well, I have a whole brain and I can't read that.

    It's called an educated guess, and that's not reading, it's speculating.....in this case, pretty wildly.

    Rice and several other players are probably anxious about their FA fate due to their lack of convincing accomplishments this year.

    That's one reason we may get some of them back.
    Maybe your more of an optimist than I.

    As to how wild my speculation is, you might be correct, however, I have watched the game along time and actually enjoy the Front Office aspect of the game more than I do the game.

    Since the onset of FA in the league, players aren't as loyal as they used to be. They go were the money is. How they get the money is via two avenues......1) Upfront gauranteed and 2) Escalators/incentives.

    Without a contract that gives them those things they will protect themselves and won't risk a career ending injury because they love the game, fans or thier team.

    Specualation is a good word. I like it. I speculate that we will have a whole new roster next year and alot of our talent that is on this roster this year will be hitting thier escalators on other rosters.
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    Re: K-Dubb-Vikings are a good football team-Bad Breaks

    Why should we think that Rice won't get his most attractive offer from the Vikings?

    Will our QB situation drive him and other receivers to other teams?
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    Re: K-Dubb-Vikings are a good football team-Bad Breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by "Infidel" #1085422
    Why should we think that Rice won't get his most attractive offer from the Vikings?

    Will our QB situation drive him and other receivers to other teams?
    Because his agent is Rosenwhore whose mininum expectation from a team is most attractive and then wants to drive it up from there.
    He'll already be looking around and have a few teams in mind to target and that will be re-inforced by those making the playoffs this year. The QB situation will Rosenwhore's ace in convincing Rice to look elsewhere.
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    Re: K-Dubb-Vikings are a good football team-Bad Breaks

    Well, unless Rice somehow catches a lot of passes from a game but struggling Joe Webb (who will be dodging a pass rush unimpeded by pass blocking).....there will be no positive stats to market on this year's performance and the hip will still be in question.

    I'm not sure that Rice is going to get much in the way of offers from anybody.....his good performance with Favre is already getting to be ancient history.
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    Re: K-Dubb-Vikings are a good football team-Bad Breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1085398
    Quote Originally Posted by "Infidel" #1085395
    Good teams stay fired up.

    Good teams protect their QB.

    Good teams converge on the ball to make the tackle on defense. The ball carrier draws a crowd, wherever he may be.

    Good teams seem interested in the game.

    Good teams win.
    Good stuff. A few more to add to the list....

    Good teams don't lead the league in turnovers.
    Good teams don't commit stupid penalties.
    Good teams score when they get into the redzone.
    Good teams are good in all 3 phases (ST's, Offense, Defense).
    Good teams win close games.
    Good teams are coached well enough to eliminate luck as a major factor in the outcome of football games.

    Luck, a crazy bounce or a slippery ball in bad weather, can make the difference in a close game, but it usually averages out. Luck is not going to make a difference when the defensive line does not get pressure and the wide receiver beats the cornerback deep by three yards.

    The Vikings are not a well coached team, and I do not see an improvement under Frazier. It may be unfair, because he has to coach with the group Childress brought in, but it is, after all, his defensive scheme that is getting blow out.

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    Re: K-Dubb-Vikings are a good football team-Bad Breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by "AngloVike" #1085424
    Quote Originally Posted by "Infidel" #1085422
    Why should we think that Rice won't get his most attractive offer from the Vikings?

    Will our QB situation drive him and other receivers to other teams?
    Because his agent is Rosenwhore whose mininum expectation from a team is most attractive and then wants to drive it up from there.
    He'll already be looking around and have a few teams in mind to target and that will be re-inforced by those making the playoffs this year. The QB situation will Rosenwhore's ace in convincing Rice to look elsewhere.
    Spot on Anglo.

    Add to that there are several on this team that are gonna want top dollar.
    Ol Bryzcheapski is pretty smart in that area. A oft injured, although talented WR might not be at the top of the list.
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    Re: K-Dubb-Vikings are a good football team-Bad Breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1085551
    Quote Originally Posted by "AngloVike" #1085424
    Quote Originally Posted by "Infidel" #1085422
    Why should we think that Rice won't get his most attractive offer from the Vikings?

    Will our QB situation drive him and other receivers to other teams?
    Because his agent is Rosenwhore whose mininum expectation from a team is most attractive and then wants to drive it up from there.
    He'll already be looking around and have a few teams in mind to target and that will be re-inforced by those making the playoffs this year. The QB situation will Rosenwhore's ace in convincing Rice to look elsewhere.
    Spot on Anglo.

    Add to that there are several on this team that are gonna want top dollar.
    Ol Bryzcheapski is pretty smart in that area. A oft injured, although talented WR might not be at the top of the list.
    He's not real high on MY list...

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    Re: K-Dubb-Vikings are a good football team-Bad Breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1085551
    Quote Originally Posted by "AngloVike" #1085424
    Quote Originally Posted by "Infidel" #1085422
    Why should we think that Rice won't get his most attractive offer from the Vikings?

    Will our QB situation drive him and other receivers to other teams?
    Because his agent is Rosenwhore whose mininum expectation from a team is most attractive and then wants to drive it up from there.
    He'll already be looking around and have a few teams in mind to target and that will be re-inforced by those making the playoffs this year. The QB situation will Rosenwhore's ace in convincing Rice to look elsewhere.
    Spot on Anglo.

    Add to that there are several on this team that are gonna want top dollar.
    Ol Bryzcheapski is pretty smart in that area. A oft injured, although talented WR might not be at the top of the list.
    Agreed there are some positions I'd rather spend the money on where I know we'll get a good return eg LB. Whilst good WRs aren't necessarily 10 a penny I think they are a little easier to pick up good ones as opposed to look to overspend for a better one.
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