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    Pass-happy NFL won't alter Vikings' approach

    Pass-happy NFL won't alter Vikings' approach

    The trend in the league is to put the ball in the air, but the Vikings vow to keep it in the hands of Adrian Peterson.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vi...129850003.html

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    I hope this approach works. Last week was pitiful. I remember Marrdro harping on Favre for being too washed up to toss the long ball. McNabb looks too scared to toss the long ball. I don't care what excuse the Vikings (or fellow fans) drum up for last week's passing attack (or lack there of), it was absolutely unacceptable.

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    I am really beginning to wonder if we are on a downward spiral with this team. It has been obvious for some time that the league is gearing its rules and format to be more pass happy and the rest of the league and the rest of the division specifically has been trending this way by locking up the best QB they can get and the trend across the league has also been to go after high profile CB's and safeties that can take away a portion of the field and limit the passing game of their opponents.

    The Vikings OTOH are running 180 degrees to the contrary on this one. They just signed a RB to a QB type contract, they signed yet another retread QB looking for one last shot at glory and have no legitimate field stretching WR.

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    If every team had an AD or CJ it wouldn't be a pass happy league.
    Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.

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    I am sorry but I disagree. If you have a choice of 4 players and those players are Brady, Rodgers,CJ and AP to build a team around Brady and Rodgers will go 1-2 every time.

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    Ok fine, but when have the Vikings had a chance at Brady or Rodgers? They haven't, since those particular drafts,. No one at that time knew that Brady and Rodgers were Brady and Rodgers. Who knows? Ponder could very well be the next Brady or Rodgers. We just don't know yet. In the meantime, the Vikings do have AD. Do you really want to see them minimize his effectiveness by trying to become a clone of the rest of the league? I actually wish they'd go farther in the other direction. Invest more in the offensive line, so that the Vikings could go into each week with the attitude of "We are going to run, and you can't stop us". Until we are able to develop a long term talent at QB, we might as well emphasize our unique approach. After all, all the other teams are trying to stop the pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Floyd View Post
    I am sorry but I disagree. If you have a choice of 4 players and those players are Brady, Rodgers,CJ and AP to build a team around Brady and Rodgers will go 1-2 every time.
    I agree with your statement PF, but that has nothing to do with what I said.
    If a team had an AD or CJ They would likely rely on them to control the clock and beat up the other teams D. Don't you think Brady, or especially Rodgers after the beatings he has taken would love to have AD to give the ball to 25-30 times a game? Less hits on them. A strong running game also keeps your own Defense fresh, and offensive linemen seem to enjoy run blocking far more than pass blocking. Almost any coach would prefer to be able to control the game that way, but few have that option. Of course there are exceptions to that, but most stress the need for a strong run game.
    Of course it is not working well for us yet as we have an oline that has not performed up to expectations.
    Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.

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    Well something has to change... 39 yards won't cut it. Unless we're aiming to get Andrew Luck.

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    ... and we'll be left in the dust. Per usual.

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    I have no problem with a running style offense ... there are still successful ones out there. But the main difference between ours and the other offenses that like to run the ball ... they all CAN go pass happy when needed ... even the Jets, Steelers and Ravens will completely let it fly and forget the run if that is what they need to do to win.
    We can't win with the pass if the run is not working ... and that is where it becomes a problem.

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