Thread: Our new QB Josh Freeman
10-09-2013, 08:05 PM #41Training Camp
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10-09-2013, 09:53 PM #42Rookie
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Doug Williams, Trent Dilfer, Steve Young,Tampa Bay cast off qbs. All went on to win super bowls, just sayin'.None
10-09-2013, 10:57 PM #43
10-10-2013, 10:34 AM #44
We will see the kid's intangibles in practice, at least the coaches will. There is enough game film on him.
I watched the videos on the Viking's site. I think written know what we got from what Freeman said Rick and Leslie said to him. "They didn't tell me what they thought i wanted to hear. They said if you want to come here and be part of something and are willing to learn then you are welcome" Josh seemed to like that. I had to paraphrase that a bit.
I don't think there are any guarantees.
He seems a little immature in the interview with Wobby .
I don't think it was all his fault in Tampa the reporter from Tampa stated the locker will miss him. My gut is the coach and Josh clashed.
10-10-2013, 04:03 PM #45
Christian Ponder OK but Matt Cassel likely to start for Minnesota Vikings - ESPN
Ponder listed as OK, but Cassell likely to start. Interesting summary below on how each of our QB's performed over the last 3 years. Note, that's ESPN's Total QBR where 50 is considered average.
Nothing Special At QB?
Taking a look at the Vikings' current quarterbacks over the past three seasons, the one thing that stands out is that -- no one stands out. A look at the play of Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel and Josh Freeman since 2011:
Ponder Cassel Freeman
Comp Pct. 59.2 59.0 57.8
Yds/Att. 6.3 6.6 6.8
TD-INT 33-30 18-21 45-42
Total QBR 43.1 41.4 46.5
-- ESPN Stats & Information
10-10-2013, 04:29 PM #46
10-11-2013, 02:05 AM #47
Mark my words,Freeman will be a Gus Frerotte 2.0El underdog.
10-11-2013, 08:06 AM #48
Make no mistake, The Ravens D, and Jamal Lewis were the reason for winning a superbowl.
Through 8 starts, Dilfer's 1500 yards, 12TD, 11 INT and 23 sacks (Yes, only half a season) didn't help. In fact, I'd say the rest of the Ravens team was so good that year, they won despite Dilfer, not because he managed their game.
He wasn't even a game manager. He didn't take care of the football (11 picks and 8 fumbles in 8 starts) and wasn't an asset to the team, as evidence by his only 1-year stint as a Raven.
10-11-2013, 08:13 AM #49
10-11-2013, 08:40 AM #50Waterboy
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I think Freeman is a smart risk. At best, now the Vikings can open up the offense. I'm excited to see what our skill position players can do with a capable body in the driver's seat. Lot of talent on the offensive side of the ball: Peterson, Jennings, Simpson, Rudolph. Maybe now, we can see some more 3 WR sets and get Patterson on the field. Maybe now, we can make the opposition pay if they sell out trying to contain Peterson.
For all the criticism Bill Musgrave gets, has anyone considered that he calls games the way he does to protect his limited QB? When have we seen Ponder go through a progression of reads and make a good decision? When have we seen him make down field throws that put our WRs in a good position for success?
I think the Vikings are a top 5 offense with Freeman. They're going to be very balanced.
Defensively, there are still some issues to work out. Like others, I want to see more Griffen (make him earn that contract) and Bishop. On paper, there are definitely some holes, but I don't see why they can't be average.