01-16-2013, 11:26 AM #21Coordinator
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Primary goal each season is to win your division in order to make the playoffs.
In the past teams had to draft players to counter the strong points of teams in their division.
For example, Green Bay has a lot of talented receivers with a very accurate QB who can get the ball to them. Therefore Green Bay can spread you out, and force you to play your 3rd and 4th best corners.
In order to counter that you need a pass rush from your front 4 without much blitzing and good 3rd,4th, and even 5th corner as a back up.
We all remember what happened against Green Bay in week 17, when Winfield had to leave the game just before the first half ended.
Sherels entered the game and 318 of Green Bay's total, 365 yards passing, occured.
There is a new trend in the NFL that needs to also affect the draft process. The QB with running speed and throwing accuracy who can run the read option.
When the Vikings played the Redskins it appeared that RG lll froze the defensive front in place momentarily whenever he handed off, or faked the hand off. The defense never found an answer.
If a team is fortunate enough to make the playoffs they are very likely to encounter at least one team who runs the zone read offense, especially in the NFC.
The defensive coordinator needs to develop a strategy to stop it and draft the type of players needed to counter this trend, if they want to have playoff success.
I hope Spielman has the vision to look forward and consider what is needed to get to the promised land, and drafts accordingly.
01-16-2013, 12:09 PM #22
I would love to see us go after a FA S like Jairus Byrd or Dashon Goldson if either makes it to FA, though I doubt they will. I think we would be stupid to not build around Ponder by getting a couple weapons and doing our best to resign Harvin. If Ponder really doesn't inspire any confidence this season with some actual weapons then we move on, but what good is it to dump him for a rookie or washed up FA who is going to be dealing with the same lack of weapons? Build the team around our QB that we have right now, the QB who took us to the playoffs and beat the Packers in a win or go home game.
Get another S, a DT, a top WR in FA or the draft (preferably both), a LB, and a CB and we should be a serious competitor for next year.I am NOT here to provide good football insight or rational observations. I am an emotional 19 year old Viking fan and I expect you to adjust your expectations from my posts.
01-16-2013, 12:20 PM #23
my draft preference, as an armchair coach..
1. LB or DT
2. #1 not selected or G
3. WR or #2 not selected
4. WR or CB
5. S or CB
6. Another of the above
7. another of the above.
"We tried to stick with it, but there was a point where we were beating our head against a wall," Seattle Coach Mora talking about running at the Williams Wall
01-16-2013, 12:58 PM #24
There s only two things stopping you - fear and common sense!! The Truth you CAN"T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!
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