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    Panic is useless, time for some optimism

    OK, being 1-3 sucks.
    But let's look at the silver linings among these dark clouds...

    First and foremost, the Vikings are only one game out of being tied for the NFC North division lead.
    Also, the Vikings are 1-1 in the NFC, with two of their three losses coming to AFC South teams.
    Both Green Bay and Chicago have 2 losses in the NFC.

    Yardage wise, Vikings rank #6 in defense and #14 in offense in the league.
    Now they just have to work on getting the ball into the end zone.

    True, the Vikings only managed 17 points yesterday.
    But the Vikings scored more points and gained more yardage than any of Tennessee's other opponents (Jacksonville, Cincinnati, Houston) had against the Titans this season.

    While no Tom Brady, Gus Frerotte has proven that he can move the ball through the air and somewhat negate the stacked run fronts.
    In his first two games, Frerotte is averaging 235 passing yards and 6.6 yards per pass attempt (Jackson averaged 158 and 5.3).

    Bryant McKinnie's suspension has ended, and Madieu Williams should return to the lineup soon (not that their replacements played badly at all).

    Mistakes like turnovers (especially fumbles) are correctable.
    Were it not for the turnovers, the Vikings may well have beaten the Titans yesterday.

    Bernard Berrian has finally started to have some impact, with 79 and 78 yards the past two weeks, and has just missed connecting on some plays that would have gone for six.
    It will happen, and probably soon.

    The Vikings still face the Lions twice, the Falcons and Texans (three of those four at home), plus home games against the Packers and Bears.
    Jacksonville's defense doesn't look all that strong this season.
    Right now, I'd count all seven of these games up as wins for Minnesota.
    That means the Vikes would have to take two more games out of road games at Chicago, Tampa, New Orleans, and at home against the Giants, to reach 10 wins.
    I still think it can happen, but I'm counting on the Vikes to win this next game against a Saints team still missing Marques Colston and Jeremy Shockey.

    1-4 would be a hard start to overcome, so I'm counting on my Vikes to rally for the road win against the Saints next Monday night.
    Gus didn't hurt his throwing hand, and the Saints allow 372 yards per game (27th in the league), so this is our opportunity to come out of that offensive shell and put up some points.

    I still believe....how about you?
    SKOL VIKINGS!

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    Re: Panic is useless, time for some optimism

    I believe we can still win the division.
    i am on the fence though.......would that be a good thing in the long run?
    If we get a division title at 10-6 or even 9-7 (possible)
    does chilly keep his job?
    I put a sig on here before, but it expired?
    Now i have tried again but seem to be retarded.......oh well,

    Floop the bears!

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    Re: Panic is useless, time for some optimism

    I like this purple panic thing better.. it offsets the bridge jumpers in Green Bay this morning.
    ;D

    Heck of a optimistic post, with reality splashed in.

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    Re: Panic is useless, time for some optimism

    "nailhead77" wrote:
    I believe we can still win the division.
    i am on the fence though.......would that be a good thing in the long run?

    If we get a division title at 10-6 or even 9-7 (possible)
    does chilly keep his job?
    Maybe.
    I think Childress's job is tied more to the general public sentiment toward the Vikings than the record or playoffs.
    Zeus wrote:
    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?

    =Z=

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    Re: Panic is useless, time for some optimism

    We're going 13-3... WOOO HOOO!!!!

    Yay for a gigantic false sense of security!!!!! YAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!!

    Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.

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    Re: Panic is useless, time for some optimism

    Optimism is great, but it really is time for everyone to look at what has happened to this team in the past 3 years. The 9-7 team we had wasnt so bad. With unlimited resources, some good drafts, we are in much worse shape now. That doesnt make sense. We need a HC that knows how to motivate a team, and restore some discipline. Before Ziggy decides to bail out and move the team.

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    Re: Panic is useless, time for some optimism

    how can i be optimistic for team lead by coach that can not fire a team up.
    A coach that dosnt now hwop
    to use our offense.
    The only
    thign i have optismtic now si when ad si fgiven the ball..... u casn coach his running into medicocricy

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    Re: Panic is useless, time for some optimism

    The only thing I can think of is that after another brutal week coming up we finally start playing worse teams.
    Which even if we start a nice winning streak it doesn't matter-we have already shown we can't play with the big dogs.

    Brad Childress is 1-6 in games played Dec. 17 or later.

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    Re: Panic is useless, time for some optimism

    Be a realist, we're not going anywhere
    Rosie O'Donnell is a dude!

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    Re: Panic is useless, time for some optimism

    "pack93z" wrote:
    I like this purple panic thing better.. it offsets the bridge jumpers in Green Bay this morning.
    ;D

    Heck of a optimistic post, with reality splashed in.
    Heck yeah !

    Purplepat for head coach. He knows how to motivate.
    “What takes a quarterback to the next level is not arm strength or mobility or any of that stuff. It’s the ability to play on critical downs. Manage third downs, or red zones or four-minute or two-minute situations"
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