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    Re: Pat Kirwan article - Last year's playoff teams prob

    "OldManVike" wrote:
    This is an article from NFL.com on what some of the losing teams in last year's playoffs have done to correct their problems. You can read the whole article here:

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/8498118

    Since I only care for the purple, here is what Mr. Kirwan wrote about us.
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    The Vikings were the most aggressive team in the free-agency market and could have as many as five new starters on defense. With the additions of defensive tackle Pat Williams and linebackers Napoleon Harris and Sam Cowart, there is very little chance the Vikes will be anywhere near the 28th-ranked defense again in 2005.

    When Minnesota does force opponents to passing situations, their nickel defense could feature a pass rush with Kenechi Udeze, Kevin Williams, Darrion Scott and Erasmus James. That's enough pure pass rush that defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell may not have to blitz extra players. The secondary has been strengthened with free safety Darren Sharper and corner Fred Smoot. With Brian Williams as the third corner, Minnesota can match up with any team and get off the field.

    My guess is the Minnesota defense finishes up the 2005 season closer to the 10th-ranked defense in the league. They have done all that can be expected in one offseason.
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    Nothing you perhaps haven't heard before, but nice to hear. Mr. Kirwan is speculating that Brian Williams will end his holdout, I suppose. Anyway, nice to see good things being written about us for a change.

    I love to read these articles...they're so inspirational. But even more so, I can't wait to see how Cottrell uses all of his new toys. It will be very interesting to see if he can get the most out of them individually and as a unit.


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    Re: Pat Kirwan article - Last year's playoff teams prob

    "VKG4LFE" wrote:
    I'll take a top ten 10 and a top 5 offense! That would be perfect, and would get us a lot of W's!
    If we have a top 10 and a top5 we got a shot
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    Re: Pat Kirwan article - Last year's playoff teams prob

    Top 5 defense and top 10 offense is my prediction...
    Its not braggin if you can do it!!!

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