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    Retooled unit falling far short of awesome

    [size=13pt]Vikings: Retooled unit falling far short of awesome[/size]

    Where's the pride? Where's the production? Remember when both were trademarks of dynamic Vikings offenses?

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    .....a closer glance at the team's rushing performance indicates it has not been as consistent as it appears on the stat sheet. Removing running back Chester Taylor's longest four runs this season -- including a 95-yard touchdown against Seattle -- leaves the Vikings with a 3.3-yard average in its other 269 carries.

    That total represents 98.5 percent of the Vikings' running plays this season.

    That's an interesting stat.

    But how many of the other leagues leading rushers have had long runs that have boosted their stats?

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    Re: Retooled unit falling far short of awesome

    "singersp" wrote:
    .....a closer glance at the team's rushing performance indicates it has not been as consistent as it appears on the stat sheet. Removing running back Chester Taylor's longest four runs this season -- including a 95-yard touchdown against Seattle -- leaves the Vikings with a 3.3-yard average in its other 269 carries.

    That total represents 98.5 percent of the Vikings' running plays this season.

    That's an interesting stat.

    But how many of the other leagues leading rushers have had long runs that have boosted their stats?
    Every time I have looked at RBs there are numerous longer runs that pad the stats.
    That's what they do, wear them down and break one.
    The point isn't that he broke one, it should be why hasn't he broken more with all the touches he gets.
    I think we all have an idea due to the insufficent deep threat and I seem to recall at least another long play that was called back.
    Anyway, the whole point of pounding the ball in theory is to wear down the D, it's not uncommon at all for the first 10 or so carries to be minimal and have the yardage increase with time.
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    Re: Retooled unit falling far short of awesome

    Falling short of 'awesome'? For pity sake, most of the time they are falling short of 'that worked'.


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    Re: Retooled unit falling far short of awesome

    "Freya" wrote:
    Falling short of 'awesome'? For pity sake, most of the time they are falling short of 'that worked'.
    Most excellent quote Freya!

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    Re: Retooled unit falling far short of awesome

    "singersp" wrote:
    .....a closer glance at the team's rushing performance indicates it has not been as consistent as it appears on the stat sheet. Removing running back Chester Taylor's longest four runs this season -- including a 95-yard touchdown against Seattle -- leaves the Vikings with a 3.3-yard average in its other 269 carries.

    That total represents 98.5 percent of the Vikings' running plays this season.

    That's an interesting stat.

    But how many of the other leagues leading rushers have had long runs that have boosted their stats?
    That's kind of a stupid stat, IMO. That's like saying if you took Emmitt Smith's top 100 rushes away he wouldn't even be close to the rushing record. Well duh! I hate it when people bring that up. It's retarded.

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