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    SciritaeVike is offline Training Camp
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    Tomlin gettin some respect

    Unsung Heroes: Getting better all 'D' time

    By Pat Kirwan Senior Analyst

    Mike Tomlin, defensive coordinator for the Vikings. Tomlin is a first-time coordinator in the NFL on the road in Washington, a 2005 playoff participant. The Redskins did not throw a touchdown pass in 28 pass attempts and could only generate three points in the second half of the game. Tomlin's defense didn't have a sack, interception or forced fumble, but it played a real solid game and frustrated the Washington offense at every turn. What impressed me most was how composed and under control the young coordinator was all night long. As Tampa Bay cornerback Brian Kelly, who played for Tomlin, said to me last week, "Tomlin will be a head coach in this league in a very short time. He is a natural leader and the players love playing for him." The Vikings defense was prepared and executed the game plan all night long.

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    Re: Tomlin gettin some respect

    We better enjoy his stay here while it lasts.
    It is comforting to have someone with a brain coordinating the defensive efforts of the Vikes.

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    Re: Tomlin gettin some respect

    Anybody know what Tomlins record was against the Panthers?
    And I do agree that is is very nice to have a DC that can gameplan well.
    If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bs.

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    Re: Tomlin gettin some respect

    Yeah it is frustrating to lose OC's and DC's to head coaching jobs just as they are getting the team to full production.
    Not that we're at that point yet, but names like Dungy and Linehan come to mind.
    "Puntalee-wuntalee, yesiree-bob!"

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    Re: Tomlin gettin some respect

    hopefully he'll be here a long time w/ childress, i like the way he runs things; and like they said, he was so composed for a first time DC

    "We’ll win our own Super Bowl, with our own players. Real Vikings. Something Brett Favre can never be."

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    Re: Tomlin gettin some respect

    It's nice to see defensive adjustments as the game goes on.
    We haven't seen that in some time.
    I'd like to see him be a head coach someday, just not too soon.
    We need him for a couple years to get a Superbowl trophy.

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    Re: Tomlin gettin some respect

    Maybe he will be like Williams. Show him the money and some SB runs, and he'll stay for sometime.

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    Re: Tomlin gettin some respect

    If Wilf stays as the owner he appears to show no hesitation paying the coin to the people he wants to keep.
    Conversely, he doesn't have a problem pulling the plug on the people that he doesn't want to keep.

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    True dat. Looks like McKinney has be forgiven for the escapade. This will be a big year for Smoot (if he doesn't do well, the whole escapade could be a reason to let him go), so far so good.

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    Re: Tomlin gettin some respect

    i've said it before and i'll say it again.. a coaching staff with an intelligence besides just football knowledge is something we've missed.. we've had some great football minds in and out.. but we havn't had a great coaching staff in a long time.

    B.chill changed out the staff to fit what he saw as what he wanted. all in all you have to give him credit for the team he has put together.

    just like players, i'm starting to see B.chill's decisions carried a lot of thought, understanding of personel, and a vision of where he wanted to go with this team.

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