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    Some Vikings critics barely know team

    [size=13pt]Sid Hartman: Some Vikings critics barely know team[/size]

    One author thinks hiring Brad Childress was a mistake, but team morale is good and they are just a few plays away from being 5-2 instead of 2-5.

    By Sid Hartman, Star Tribune

    Last update: October 31, 2007 – 10:45 PM



    The Vikings are on the bottom of the NFC North, and the chances of them making the playoffs are almost zero.........

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    If if if... Fact of the matter is we are NOT 5-2, but 2-5.

    He is right though. Some different plays, and a little bit better execution and we are 5-2. However, we have no one intelligent enough to run an offense (coach wise), nor do we have enough skill at QB and WR to execute it. Even on the o-line we struggle. Why? Because of the guys Chilly brought in. You can't make stallions out of jackasses, and it's not the players fault they're out there and expected to play like true starters when most of them are career reserves.

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    Re: Some Vikings critics barely know team

    Here we go again with the "ifs" "ands", and "buts"...

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    Re: Some Vikings critics barely know team

    "baumy300" wrote:

    If if if... Fact of the matter is we are NOT 5-2, but 2-5.
    And our offense looks & plays like a 2-5 team as a whole, not a 5-2.

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    We all hang our hats on the fact that we were close in all the games and should have won a couple more.

    Right now all I want to see is us start to execute better and put a couple wins together to build on for next season. I want effort all game, not just the first series. It's time for some things to bounce our way, and some young guys on this team to step up. As far as some writers printing garbage..... well all they do is look at the stats, and regurgatate the same crap over and over.

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    Re: Some Vikings critics barely know team

    Sid makes a few salient points that are obvious.
    I hope it's true that the vets and the team morale is still good.
    If that is true anything is possible.
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    Re: Some Vikings critics barely know team

    Perception is reality in most instances, much more than reality is.

    Wins and Losses aside, I still have a beef with the PR department within this staff.

    Names, to faces, Vision, Goals, Focus, should all be stuff they are promoting.
    Of course I don't live up there, however, I see very little effort to combat the negative aspects of a team that isn't going to win many games this year.
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    All he's saying (along with the rest of us who haven't given up hope yet) with the "if's, and's, and but's", is that the team has POTENTIAL to start winning games rather than losing them.
    If the Vikes were losing games by margins of 17 or more, then it would seem alot more acceptable to throw our collective hands up and write the season off as a loss before we've even reached the halfway mark.

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    Re: Some Vikings critics barely know team

    These what ifs really get me pissed. The fact is we are not 5-2. We have lack of execution on both sides of the ball and I shaky QB. He needs to stay healthy so we can see if he is the answer. This season is frustrating not because we are 2-5 but because there is no progress. I am happy we are close in games and we have some good talent. I am not happy that we are halfway through the season and I have not seen anything to tell me that Childress is making us a better team.

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    Re: Some Vikings critics barely know team

    The writer isn't saying we deserve to be 5-2.
    He was just using that as a basis for why the team hasn't given up yet.


    It may be a salient point but it isn't that obvious of a line or we wouldn't have members pulling the "if card" out.

    IMHO, the fact that we left a few plays on the field could have been very detrimental.
    Most of the plays that were left on the field were made by BB and KH.
    Because they were made by KH and BB, the team still has hope in their pocket, which is a healthy TJ.
    It also helps that AD is a spark of hope too.
    Because he can take it the distance like he has, losing be an average of 6 points per game is only one play from being a win.

    Our biggest problem the last 2.5 seasons has been consistency and the lack there of at the most important position on the field!

    We had six games (2005) of QB consistency where the offense didn't win the games, the Defense won those games.

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