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    Musgrave Showing Creativity

    Vikings Offensive Coordinator Showing Creativity

    Vikings Offensive Coordinator Showing Creativity « CBS Minnesota

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    Nice artical, thanks Steve....Now lets hope he lights a fire under our O's ass, instead of on a table....LOL


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    I know, its hard to believe, but I'm actually warming to ole Musgrove. Not enough to use his actual name yet, but getting there.

    On a side note...

    “As players we go out there and execute and actually make it happen, but you need coaches to put you in positions to be successful,” center John Sullivan said. “I think Bill’s done a great job of that.”
    I still marvel that there are some yutz's over on the FB page who still contend the Noodle just took over the offense with no help from the coaches........LOL.
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    I have been truly impressed with Musgrave this year. He understands what his players can and cannot do, and is building a playbook that takes advantages of their strengths and hides their weaknesses. Pretty much the anti-Childress - he is molding the playbook to fit the players, not the other way around.
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    This made me laugh...

    As the offense sputtered early in their worst loss of 2012 — a 36-17 setback at home against Tampa Bay — one agitated and inebriated fan in the crowd started yelling toward the coaches’ box, “Hey Musgrave! Three and out! Three and out! Three and out!” (Musgrave stands on the sideline during games, so the complaint was misdirected.)
    lol. Typical drunk fan... yelling at the wrong place...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NodakPaul View Post
    I have been truly impressed with Musgrave this year. He understands what his players can and cannot do, and is building a playbook that takes advantages of their strengths and hides their weaknesses. Pretty much the anti-Childress - he is molding the playbook to fit the players, not the other way around.
    Although I think he's come around, there was a span (when Percy went down) that he wasn't helping much with respect to the passing game.

    For the life of me I still can't figure out why you wouldn't have your primary backup to your priimary passing threat, (that you drafted with the thought in mind your primary passing threat would get hurt), on the field learning at the same time your primary passing threat was healthy.

    In my pea brain, I still think that if Wright would have recieved reps through the whole season we wouldn't have had the drop off we did when Percy went down.

    Don't get me wrong, Wright is no Percy, but to not have him ready was crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NodakPaul View Post
    I have been truly impressed with Musgrave this year. He understands what his players can and cannot do, and is building a playbook that takes advantages of their strengths and hides their weaknesses. Pretty much the anti-Childress - he is molding the playbook to fit the players, not the other way around.
    It took him awhile to get there.
    Remember pulling the best players out of the line up when getting into the red zone early on?

    During the first part of the season I couldn't tell who was limiting whom between Ponder and Musgrave.

    In the middle of the season it became quite evident that Ponder's limitations, as well as the receiving corps, were limiting Musgrave's game planning.
    Once Musgrave figured it out and limited Ponder's role, success followed.

    That's when I stopped calling for a new offensive coordinator.

    I still think Musgrave makes boneheaded calls at times, but it seems far fewer than earlier in the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smegmavike View Post
    Once Musgrave figured it out and limited Ponder's role, success followed.
    Someone please explain to me what this means. What is the evidence that he limited Ponder's role?

    I look up and down the "Game Stats" and I don't see any significant drop off in anything that would lead me to believe they limited his role.

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    I have never really had a problem with Musgrave. I think he is a decent offensive mind and is using the tools he has been presented with fairly well.

    I think sometimes, like any other coach, he tries to hard to run his game despite lacking the personnel in some of the right spots, but when he falls back on his personnel and works with what he has I have been more pleasantly surprised than disappointed.

    I would like to have seen him down the stretch here with Percy at his disposal, but you work with what you got and that is that. Overall ... pretty happy with the offensive plan lately.

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    Run Right, Run Left, Try an occasional pass. Brilliant. The team is doing better but I am really not seeing anything that I would consider creative or outside the box by any stretch. Using Peterson is a no brainer but other than that I really don't see a lot of innovation to the offense.

    We had a few decent passing plays because we did it so infrequently they pretty much abandoned coverage on defense.

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