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    OL - How Bad Is it Really?

    Avg yds per rush 4.6 (Tied 5th)
    Rushing TD's. 4 (Tied 12th)
    +10 yds per rush 6 (Tied 16th)
    QB Hits 29 (Tied 11th)
    Sacks 13 (Tied 12th)

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    Re: OL - How Bad Is it Really?

    Stats = meaningless

    What we see = means everything

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    Re: OL - How Bad Is it Really?

    Running stats = Individual effort by Peterson.

    He's been making something out of nothing all season.

    I think it's a talented line, tackles need work, but I think there are ways we can avoid the pass rush other than "block better."

    Yesterday Dallas was simply bringing more guys than we could stop at times. We should have taken a page out of their book, and thrown at the pass rush. Screens short little routes to the slot and TE. Just get it out of there while you can and let our guys get some YAC, Peterson, Harvin, and Moss can probably figure out a way to gain some extra yardage.

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    Re: OL - How Bad Is it Really?

    ultravikingfan wrote:
    Stats = meaningless

    What we see = means everything
    Oh oh...the stats guys are going to shed a tear over that post.

    There are probably stats out there that could "prove" the football is orange and not brown...but we still know its brown.

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    Re: OL - How Bad Is it Really?

    For entertainment's sake, it would be nice to see a "hurried" column.

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    Re: OL - How Bad Is it Really?

    Marrdro wrote:
    Avg yds per rush 4.6 (Tied 5th)
    Rushing TD's. 4 (Tied 12th)
    +10 yds per rush 6 (Tied 16th)
    QB Hits 29 (Tied 11th)
    Sacks 13 (Tied 12th)

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    Tied for 11th in QB hits is not good. There are twenty other teams doing a better job protecting their QB. And Eighteen teams have allowed fewer sacks. So the Vikings pass protection is below average there also.

    Most of the positive that comes out of our rushing game I credit AD with for fighting for extra yards. No, he doesn't do it alone, but it's kind of like the same scenario with Barry Sanders where you think to yourself "imagine the damage he could have done if he'd played with a great offensive line."

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    Re: OL - How Bad Is it Really?

    ultravikingfan wrote:
    Stats = meaningless

    What we see = means everything
    I would accept this if you were able to "see" every single NFL game. In that case you would have something to compare our performance with.

    I look around the league and I see a lot of OLs struggling worse than ours. That said, the OL hasn't been anything more than average this year.
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    I am quite frustrated at the performance that our O-line has been giving this year. We have got to get our mean streak in run blocking and pass protection. If we zone block the way we are suppose to, then Adrian would have 120-160 yards each week. There is no excuse for him rushing for 73 yards. We have to get Randy involved in the passing game as well. If we can fix this for the next game, we will back to being on our way. Sydney should be back in about 2 weeks. This is going to be an amazing passing attack.

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    Re: OL - How Bad Is it Really?

    The truth is, the Doodles have failed to protect the Noodle.

    That's the story of the Viking's season.

    This is why we have lost most of our games and will continue to lose most of our games--because there is no improvement in sight, no help in sight and no plan to fix the Doodles abysmally stupid attempts to provide pass protection.

    The Doodles are the reason we'll end about 7-9 and Favre will probably decide staying in the game is not worth brain damage--and retire.
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    Re: OL - How Bad Is it Really?

    V-Unit wrote:
    ultravikingfan wrote:
    Stats = meaningless

    What we see = means everything
    I would accept this if you were able to "see" every single NFL game. In that case you would have something to compare our performance with.

    I look around the league and I see a lot of OLs struggling worse than ours. That said, the OL hasn't been anything more than average this year.
    While not as accurate, it's entirely possible to compare this O-line with other recent Vikings O-lines. Last year they were not great, but they looked better on the field than they do this year.

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