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    Overall Assessment Of The First Game

    Summed up in a few words, not great -- not bad!
    Things I liked:
    + I loved the lack of penalties by the Vikes. They showed good disclipine. That was a problem last year.
    + I thought the first team defense was great. I particularly liked the rush from the outside. Lineback play looked pretty soild.
    + TJ was a pleasant surprise. I was especially surprised by his running ability. This kid is gonna be good. Well heck, he's good now.

    Things I didn't like:
    + I was disappointed in the offensive line blocking. I expected so much more from the running game.
    + The punt and kick return blocking stunk.
    + Cross O'Sullivan off the list.

    All in all, I was impressed with several things and I think with some more work the Vikes will prove to be a formatible team. I'm not so worried now if BJ goes down although it would still be a big problem. To me they look like what I expected and I still think they will be about a 9-7 or 10-6 team this year.
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    Re: Overall Assesment Of The First Game

    1 O'Sullivan sucks
    2 Jackson should be #2 QB
    3 A win would have been nice, but I was impressed how Childress didn't want to wear people out by going into ot.
    4. Cornheiser sucks.
    5. Who hasn't heard about the boat yet? [img width=91 height=67]http://bestsmileys.com/hitting/2.gif[/img]

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    Re: Overall Assessment Of The First Game

    I agree with everything you said.

    Jackson impressed me.
    I had a feeling he could be good but he looked like a 2nd year player out there.

    Ray Edwards sack was very nice, Offord came up with the TD saving tackle, and whoever #57 was probally gave himself a big chance at making the team.

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    Re: Overall Assessment Of The First Game

    Jackson was great there. He should be the #2 QB.

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    Re: Overall Assessment Of The First Game

    "Freakout" wrote:
    I agree with everything you said.

    Jackson impressed me.
    I had a feeling he could be good but he looked like a 2nd year player out there.

    Ray Edwards sack was very nice, Offord came up with the TD saving tackle, and whoever #57 was probally gave himself a big chance at making the team.

    McKenzie ... University of Minnesota product.
    Showed alot more energy tonight than he ever did playing for the Gophers though ....

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    Re: Overall Assessment Of The First Game

    1 O'Sullivan sucks - Agree 100%. Buh-bye.
    2 Jackson should be #2 QB - Agree 100%.
    3 Much-improved discipline.
    4. Cornheiser sucks - Agree 100%.. As a matter of fact, the whole broadcast team sucks. Boring as HELL!
    5. Got REALLY sick of hearing about all the off-field issues with the Purple last year. Over. And Over. And Over. And Over.
    6. Nice to see Childress challenge that Mewelde Moore non-fumble.
    7. First-team defense looks REALLY good.
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    Re: Overall Assessment Of The First Game

    I expected more from the run as well. O'Sullivan made me laugh out loud a few times. #57 (McKenzie?) and a lot of the other young defensive 2nd and 3rd stringers looked good. Tavaris looked awesome. I was impressed.

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    Re: Overall Assessment Of The First Game

    Here's my list:

    Positives:
    - Tarvaris Jackson- The kid plainly tore it up tonight. It may be against 2nd and 3rd stringers but I was quite impressed. My friend who knows nothing about the NFL remarked that we will probably see him in a year or two as a starter.

    -Defensive Line- Great penetration. Aaron Brooks didn't know what had hit him.
    -Secondary- Good game for the secondary as well. When our starters were in, Brooks had no where to get the ball apart from the one Moss catch. Dwight Smith looked great.
    -Ben Leber- I've doubted this guy a lot but from what I saw I was really impressed. Props to Ben.

    Negatives:
    - Special Teams- Kluwe and Longwell were OK but our coverage and return game (other than Kasper) was horrible. Not a bright spot..
    -Mewelde Moore- What happened to him? He was lower on the depth chart it looked like that Ciatrick and couldn't run against 3rd stringers. Nice...
    -JT O'Sullivan- Better than Shaun Hill but sorry man, you're gonna get cut. Good effort though especially avoiding the sacks and such.

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    Re: Overall Assessment Of The First Game

    Crips, for all they talked about Moss I think Corn-holer is as in love with him as Madden is with Favre. The bad things is, we gotta go through this again the opening regular season game!
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    Re: Overall Assessment Of The First Game

    I was most disappointed in the 1st string O-line play, I expected some better run blocking.

    I thought both Chester Taylor and Fason were flat and unimpressive and I thought the best back of the evening was MeMo and I hope that Chester starts exploding off the ball a bit.
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