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    Re: So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    "Ltrey" wrote:
    "bono" wrote:
    How about a smooth 8-8 record for the boys in purple? Yeah, they should be able to make the post (wild card) with this record.
    packers: 13-3 (and that's only b/c i'm not sure how
    our WR corp. will function.)
    13-3?! Are you f-ing crazy?! Sheesh....

    As far as the Vikes go...I'm remaining optimistic but I think that 12-4 or 13-3 is a bit too ambitious. We have the talent to do it, but with all the new faces/new coaches it's going to be tough to be consistent. I say we go 9-7 or 10-6.
    LMAO at bono's post...are we still supposed to believe he works for the Sentinal?

    There's mine...

    I said 9-7 or 10-6 in that thread.

    I also distinctly remember saying that 8-8 was the benchmark for this year in another thread. I said anything above that is great and anything below that is a disappointment. Obviously, I'm disappointed.

    Here it is...I found it:

    "Ltrey33" wrote:
    I think 8-8 is the benchmark this year. 8-8 is a successful season...with anything above that being impressive and anything below being disappointing.

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    Re: So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    "whackthepack" wrote:
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    6-10 / 5-11

    Poor start, rebound slightly mid-season, only to finish hot & cold.

    Team begins to gel, and function as a unit.

    Johnson has tough year. T-Jack gets some playing time and shows flashes of greatness.

    Seasons ends with disappointment, but 2007 season is where it all changes for the better.

    Super Bowl rings finally appear and the wait was well worth it as Vikes appear in 3 of the next 5 Super Bowls winning 2 of the 3.

    T-Jack become franchise player in the mold of F-Tark and dynasty comparisons begin ala Patriots / 49ers / Cowboys / Steelers.

    Sleep agent was pretty close on his predictions.
    Okay so I mixed up the the start & middle part.

    Actually, if the rest pans out . . . I'll be real excited!

    I'm concerned about the Coaching right now, but we'll see what happens next year . . . I just don't want another 3 or 4 years of mediocre play, a new Coach, a new system, and here we go again!

    I'm waiting for a 1998 season (except for that last game) in 2007 and on!

    "No Greater Friend . . . No Worse Enemy. U.S. MARINES"

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    Re: So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    I had predicted I was JUST A LITTLE BIT OUTSIDE!

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    Re: So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    At the begining of the year I posted a prediction thread that went for 7 pages.
    Now the year is over & we can see how we did.

    Original Thread

    Gift wrote:
    Vikings 10-6 (Division Champs)
    Chicago Bears 9-7 (miss playoffs)
    Detroit Lions 7-9 (start their road to recovery)
    Green bayPackers 2-14 (if that)


    T-Will will have a breakout year
    Our running game will not develop as we like due to injuries on the left side of our line.
    Our D will rise into the top 10 in the NFL
    T-will proved to be the worst WR in the NFL
    Our running game was solid
    Our D was in the top 10 (i think)

    So I was wrong on most things...  159

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    Re: So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    Here was my prediction:

    "Just a few thoughts:

    I'm as optimistic as the next guy, but am mostly a realist by nature.
    I can see things not going well this year for a few reasons.

    New ownership - first draft, etc. still to come
    Entirely new football management group except Rob B.
    New head coach - No NFL head coaching experience to date.
    Same as above, but new offensive scheme
    New defensive coordinator with new defensive scheme
    New feature running back, still unproven
    New left guard and new right tackle with someone thrown in at right guard.
    All-Pro center coming back after a full year off.
    Ageing QB stepping behind a talented, but still not "gelled" offensive line.
    No NFL proven #1 WR that we know for a fact can handle the load with double teams.
    Weak LB corps entering a new scheme in which most don't fit "perfectly".

    This list could go on .... But don't make the statement you did through "purple hazed" glasses, as it could get ugly before it gets better.
    New pieces to the puzzle have shown with history in the NFL to take time to come together, if they even ever do."

    For the most all sticks.

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    Re: So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    I'm pretty sure I picked us to end up 10-6 or 9-7 can't remember and don't want to go back and look. So, not a very good predicition. Oh well, as I'm used to saying, there's always next year.

    I get the most pissed off looks from people with my VKG 4 LFE Wisconsin license plate, and I LOVE IT!!

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    Re: So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    I had predicted I was JUST A LITTLE BIT OUTSIDE!
    I predict that every year!! I need to lay off eating the rubber cement!!
    I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it!!

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    Re: So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    "singersp" wrote:
    I had predicted 11-5.

    The sad thing is that with as many close games as we had this year, 11-5 was entirely possible.

    We could have beaten;

    Chicago (1st meeting) - Lost 16-19

    Bills - Lost 12-17

    49ers - Lost 3-9

    Miami - Lost 20-24

    GB - Lost 17-23

    GB - Lost 7-9

    The Rams game is still TBD
    Amazing how many games we lost with less than a touchdown :/


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    Re: So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    My initial thoughts were 7-9 for the season with all the changes that were made pre season. After a promising start I was sure we were headed for a wildcard spot at least. However the game that killed it for me was against the Pats where Bellichick basically said OK you have an excellent run defense so we're not going to even try and run against you, we win by throwing on practically every down. I think the rest off our opponents were watching MNF that night because our season went downhill from that point onwards.

    Don't get me wrong I know the main problem was the offensive this year, what I'm saying is early in the season the D was keeping us in with a shout, after the Pats game our Achilles heel was exposed for all to see.

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    Re: So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    I don't remember if I actually posted concrete predictions on here that could come back and haunt me.

    But I know I expected us to go about the 9-7 range, and I expected us to be right around the cut of for a WC spot. Mostly because of the schedule we had that looked relatively good initially.

    Somewhere halfway through I thouht I could still be right despite our troubles. But we all know how it turned out in the end.

    Thanks to PPE for the sig.

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