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    Play calling waaay too conservative

    Is it just me ? We run off tackle constantly to "set up the pass". The defense brings in the safeties into the box to stop the run. We never test the secondary with a deep pass. Where is the play action ? It seems like the only plays in the Vikings offensive playbook is the off-tackle run, the sweep, and some wildcat stuff. It seems pretty "pedestrian" to me. We basically waste an entire half of football trying to run the ball between the tackles, and trying to "set up the pass".

    For example, why don't we run play action and throw deep to test the secondary ? Where is Berrian ? You can't know how good or bad the secondary is, unless you test it...

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    Re: Play calling waaay too conservative

    is it just me or are we 2-0?

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    Re: Play calling waaay too conservative

    Against the Browns and Lions...

    Can we afford to waste an entire half of football when we play the Steelers or Ravens or Giants ?

    Yes, I am happy that we are 2-0, but I am just looking into the future. I would prefer it if we got up 17-3 and then try to "establish the run" in the 3rd quarter. The is what almost every team in the NFL does. Watch Indy or the Patriots or Steelers or any good team. They destroy the other team early through the air and then spend the last 30 minutes of the game running the ball. Why do we do it backwards ?

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    Re: Play calling waaay too conservative

    "StillPurple" wrote:
    Against the Browns and Lions...

    Can we afford to waste an entire half of football when we play the Steelers or Ravens or Giants ?
    Can we afford to do dumb stuff when we don't need to?
    Running and short passes easily beat the lions/browns, no reason to do any more.
    When we play a real team, I'd bet we'll start seeing things like play action, and longer passes.
    Just do what you need to win.
    I have a feeling that was a very dumbed down gameplan for two very dumbed down teams.

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    Re: Play calling waaay too conservative

    Jeeeeeeeeeeesuuuuuuuuuuuuus.
    We are 2 and freaking 0.
    I don't care who we played.
    We won 2 games convincingly.
    We don't do that often.
    Get over it.
    They are playing well.
    Yes they need to improve in a couple of areas but stop the nonsense please.

    This week will be a better test.
    If they come out not playing well in the 1st half then worry.
    Until then enjoy the 2-0 record.

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    Re: Play calling waaay too conservative

    "StillPurple" wrote:
    Is it just me ? We run off tackle constantly to "set up the pass". The defense brings in the safeties into the box to stop the run. We never test the secondary with a deep pass. Where is the play action ? It seems like the only plays in the Vikings offensive playbook is the off-tackle run, the sweep, and some wildcat stuff. It seems pretty "pedestrian" to me. We basically waste an entire half of football trying to run the ball between the tackles, and trying to "set up the pass".

    For example, why don't we run play action and throw deep to test the secondary ? Where is Berrian ? You can't know how good or bad the secondary is, unless you test it...
    Because our offensive line is giving us so much time to throw a deep pass...
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    Re: Play calling waaay too conservative

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