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    Line will guide Vikings' offense


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    Re: Line will guide Vikings' offense

    Key additions: LG Steve Hutchinson (free agency); RT Artis Hicks (trade with Eagles); RB Chester Taylor (free agency); FB Tony Richardson (free agency).

    Key losses: QB Daunte Culpepper (trade with Dolphins); WR Nate Burleson (Seattle); RB Michael Bennett (Kansas City); RB Onterrio Smith (released); WR Koren Robinson (released); RB Moe Williams (free agency); C Melvin Fowler (Bills).

    Man we got rid of a lot from last year.


    As I said last year, the problem was the O Line.
    Too bad we got rid of all the rest.


    I like how he said we tried running behind Hicks and Johnson so they could get use to each other this preseason.
    I hadn't heard that mentioned up until this point.
    I just heard a lot of PPOers saying our run game was lacking some power.
    I also like how he pointed out that the line did keep BJ off of the Turf, no sacks.

    I also didn't realize the Brooks Bollinger was a Badger before the NFL......

    Most important player is said to be BJ.
    Ok, I can agree with that.
    If he doesn't stay healthy it would be a crap shoot.
    I don't know if anyone will pull a Ben Rottenburger anytime soon.

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    Re: Line will guide Vikings' offense

    Good to have you back SIA.
    I look forward to some good arguments.

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    Re: Line will guide Vikings' offense

    actually that is incorrect i saw bj go down at least once against the ravens i belive it was terrel suggs but otherwise they have protected him good

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    Re: Line will guide Vikings' offense

    "Prophet" wrote:
    Good to have you back SIA.
    I look forward to some good arguments.
    Thanks Prophet, this is my preseason, just warming up....

    My season doesn't start until around the 18th of September.


    I still need a volunteer to mpeg the first two games for me......any takers????

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    Re: Line will guide Vikings' offense

    "snowinapril" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    Good to have you back SIA.
    I look forward to some good arguments.
    Thanks Prophet, this is my preseason, just warming up....

    My season doesn't start until around the 18th of September.


    I still need a volunteer to mpeg the first two games for me......any takers????


    that w*ould be awesome if someone could do that.

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    Re: Line will guide Vikings' offense

    Breakout player: Chester Taylor. Although he had an unimpressive preseason, don't take the stats for anything more than they are -- meaningless preseason numbers. The offense was the flavor of the month, "vanilla," and the coaching staff really wanted to establish the run behind the right side of Marcus Johnson and Artis Hicks, because they already know what they have on the left side with All-Pro Hutchinson and very talented McKinnie.
    this is what i said exactly to my dad.. he was down on C.t's numbers and i told him look @ how many times they went right.. think what happens when he goes to his other right.

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    Re: Line will guide Vikings' offense

    "digital420" wrote:
    this is what i said exactly to my dad.. he was down on C.t's numbers and i told him look @ how many times they went right.. think what happens when he goes to his other right.

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    Re: Line will guide Vikings' offense

    The article talked up Taylor and dismissed the less than stellar rushing game we have enjoyed so far.
    I hope the author knows what he is talking about.

    Although he [Taylor] had an unimpressive preseason, don't take the stats for anything more than they are -- meaningless preseason numbers. The offense was the flavor of the month, "vanilla," and the coaching staff really wanted to establish the run behind the right side of Marcus Johnson and Artis Hicks, because they already know what they have on the left side with All-Pro Hutchinson and very talented McKinnie.

    The goal was to get some cohesion between the two, so Viking fans shouldn't be worried about the 2.7 yards per carry Taylor averaged in the preseason, since the Vikings have an offense suited to match the burgeoning talents of their running back. Oh, and by the way, he did average 7.1 yards per catch. Now that he isn't stuck behind Jamal Lewis in Baltimore, the rest of the league will see what Ravens head coach Brian Billick knows: Taylor is a big-time player ready to emerge as a star.
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    Re: Line will guide Vikings' offense

    I agree that our Oline is the biggest strength but our defense is a close second. Our weakest part of our defense is Smoot, and though he's not perfect, he is pretty good. Our LB have impressed me to the point I worry more about Smoot getting burned than them sucking it up.
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