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    ‘Nobody happy’ among Vikings

    The Vikings are using the old “one game at a time” mantra heading into their bye week. The mood at Winter Park wasn’t depressed Monday, but the coaches and players realize that a 3-4 record isn’t what they had hoped for at this point in the season.
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    Re: ‘Nobody happy’ among Vikings


    They better be P O'd, and pull it together. Far too much talent to slide into mediocrity.

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    Re: ‘Nobody happy’ among Vikings

    "PurpleTide" wrote:

    They better be P O'd, and pull it together. Far too much talent to slide into mediocrity.
    They have what about 7 probowlers?
    Peterson, Birk, Hutch, Allen Williams, Williams, Sharper and a couple with the talent to make a probowler such as Winfield, McKinnie, if you want to count EJ.
    This team definately has the talent.
    Now they need to gel, stop making stupid mistakes and work as a team.

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    Re: ‘Nobody happy’ among Vikings

    I'll do a little cheerleading here.

    The Vikings are using the old “one game at a time” mantra heading into their bye week. The mood at Winter Park wasn’t depressed Monday, but the coaches and players realize that a 3-4 record isn’t what they had hoped for at this point in the season.

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    It was a tough schedule to start the season and the Bears weren't what we thought they would be this year.
    But we showed signs of life in the Bears game.

    Berrian looked good and is getting better each game it seems.
    Schiancoe is doing likewise.
    Harris had a decent game, better than I expected, at middle linebacker.
    Cook had a better game. And the line is blocking a little better as a unit.

    Certainly were some negatives as well. Those have been hashed over in other threads, so I'm not ignoring them, just avoiding redundancy.

    There is a long season and there is still a chance to turn it around.
    I won't say it can't be done.
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    Re: ‘Nobody happy’ among Vikings

    "jargomcfargo" wrote:
    Berrian looked good and is getting better each game it seems.
    Schiancoe is doing likewise.
    Harris had a decent game, better than I expected, at middle linebacker.
    Cook had a better game. And the line is blocking a little better as a unit.
    I'd have to agree with all of that. Like I said in another thread, this loss gave me more confidence that our past two wins. Other than ST, we looked sharp. Too bad we have one of the worst ST in the league.
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    Re: ‘Nobody happy’ among Vikings

    I can't believe anyone that has followed the NFL longer than, say a couple seasons, would even think about throwing in the towel.
    You have to look all the way back to '07 to see an example of a team that was inconsistent, wanted the HC canned, got torched by marginal teams as last as wk 12 in the season, and came out on fire when the playoffs hit.
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    Re: ‘Nobody happy’ among Vikings

    Not surprised by this drivel reporting...nothing interesting here. Any player or coach who would say anything differently than these cliches would be a total idiot.

    3-4 going into the bye is totally unacceptable...not what they hoped for? What were they hoping for?

    If we were only searching for an identity, I would be OK with that. But we are searching for so many things that should have already been in place, that we are going to have a tough time pulling it all together.

    “...And it’s in those critical areas of turning the football over, taking it away, offense, defense and special teams penalties and then explosive plays. Getting them on offense and denying them on defense, that will be kind of our mantra going forward here."
    What else is there???

    Childress said one positive is that the players recognize that things must improve.
    What a revelation.
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    Re: ‘Nobody happy’ among Vikings

    "VikingMike" wrote:
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    Childress said one positive is that the players recognize that things must improve.
    What a revelation.
    ....and they call him stupid.
    That is definitely a breakthrough of epic proportions.
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    Re: ‘Nobody happy’ among Vikings

    "VikingMike" wrote:
    Not surprised by this drivel reporting...nothing interesting here. Any player or coach who would say anything differently than these cliches would be a total idiot.

    3-4 going into the bye is totally unacceptable...not what they hoped for? What were they hoping for?

    If we were only searching for an identity, I would be OK with that. But we are searching for so many things that should have already been in place, that we are going to have a tough time pulling it all together.

    “...And it’s in those critical areas of turning the football over, taking it away, offense, defense and special teams penalties and then explosive plays. Getting them on offense and denying them on defense, that will be kind of our mantra going forward here."
    What else is there???

    Childress said one positive is that the players recognize that things must improve.
    What a revelation.
    brilliant.

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