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    Vikings' Backfield In 2011

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    Final Position-By-Position Breakdowns: QBs, FBs and RBs
    ... just a few hours before the Vikings finally kick off their season.

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    Undoubtedly Starter QB: Donovan McNabb.

    And two young guys (Webb and Ponder) that provide good backup.

    Unquestionable Starter HB: Adrian Peterson.

    Toby Gerhart is a clear number two and will hopefully take some snaps from A.D.
    Also, Lorenzo Booker could receive some snaps and is a good option as a pass-catcher.

    Likely Starter FB: Ryan D’Imperio.

    A bigger threat than Tahi, the former FB, and also a converted LB who will probably play special teams too.
    Matt Asiata has earned some praises in training camp, but will likely get cut.
    No way we're keeping to FB's!

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    Re: Vikings' Backfield In 2011

    Looking over this and I just realize that, at least on paper, the Vikings have a scary good backfield. What other team has a multiple Pro-Bowler at QB and the best running back lined up right behind him (obviously none since there's only one best running back, but you know what I mean! :P )?

    Give me a better backfield than ours right now? (and lets pretend McNabb plays better than last season.)

    On paper... there are NONE!

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    Re: Vikings' Backfield In 2011

    Atlanta?
    Ryan and Turner.
    They also have one of the best WRs in the game. A solid but old TE and a much better line.

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    Re: Vikings' Backfield In 2011

    Yes, I was thinking about the Falcons too.

    The thing is that I'm not that big on Ryan as many people are. He's just not spectacular to me. Turner is good, but far from as good as Peterson. They have an undoubtedly scary offense this year, but lets just say Donovan McNabb plays like in his prime days. Brett Favre did it at the age of 40 on almost the exact same team so it's possible.

    I was also thinking about the Rams. Jackson is a beast and Bradford did good as a rookie, but he needs to show us more in my opinion to be considered in the same league as McNabb.

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    Re: Vikings' Backfield In 2011

    Who has a better starter/backup QB situation?

    Colts - Peyton and whats his name?
    Giants - Eli and Sage? I'll take Dnabb over Eli.
    Cowgirls - Romo you can keep. I like their backup though if its still Kitna.


    AD and Toby are a great primary threat. Mix in what Booker is continuing to do as a 3rd down back I will take our RB's. Who else is better?

    CJ in TN? Who is his backup?
    Turner is good in Atlanta but they brought back a retread.

    FB is hard. I just don't see us using one that much.

    Nope, for me, I think we are going to see our RB and QB leading the league atleast in the dumpoff catagory. Lets not forget how great Dnabb makes RB look in the passing game. We saw some quick flashes of that between he and Toby already this weekend and Dnabb didn't even get a chance to work with Booker.
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    Re: Vikings' Backfield In 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1104358
    Who has a better starter/backup QB situation?

    Colts - Peyton and whats his name?
    Giants - Eli and Sage? I'll take Dnabb over Eli.
    Cowgirls - Romo you can keep. I like their backup though if its still Kitna.


    AD and Toby are a great primary threat. Mix in what Booker is continuing to do as a 3rd down back I will take our RB's. Who else is better?

    CJ in TN? Who is his backup?
    Turner is good in Atlanta but they brought back a retread.

    FB is hard. I just don't see us using one that much.

    Nope, for me, I think we are going to see our RB and QB leading the league atleast in the dumpoff catagory. Lets not forget how great Dnabb makes RB look in the passing game. We saw some quick flashes of that between he and Toby already this weekend and Dnabb didn't even get a chance to work with Booker.
    I like what I'll call our "West Coast package" (trademarked by ibp). Smart QB, good receiving RBs and TE's.

    in Philly, DNabb loved his TE's. Made Celek and LJ Smith look pretty damn good. Westbrook and McCoy were used alot as receivers. I think those three positions will be our primary focus this season as an offense. Not alot of deep passing, since we simply don't have the tools at receiver. Harvin and Berrian will clear out and obviously get some use, but on 3rd and 6, I see us coming up with a play drawn up to get a TE or RB out in space.


    Although, for just the QB/RB combos, I think Baltimore is up there.

    Flacco, Ray Rice and Ricky Williams. That's a pretty nice combination.

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    Re: Vikings' Backfield In 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1104363
    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1104358
    Who has a better starter/backup QB situation?

    Colts - Peyton and whats his name?
    Giants - Eli and Sage? I'll take Dnabb over Eli.
    Cowgirls - Romo you can keep. I like their backup though if its still Kitna.


    AD and Toby are a great primary threat. Mix in what Booker is continuing to do as a 3rd down back I will take our RB's. Who else is better?

    CJ in TN? Who is his backup?
    Turner is good in Atlanta but they brought back a retread.

    FB is hard. I just don't see us using one that much.

    Nope, for me, I think we are going to see our RB and QB leading the league atleast in the dumpoff catagory. Lets not forget how great Dnabb makes RB look in the passing game. We saw some quick flashes of that between he and Toby already this weekend and Dnabb didn't even get a chance to work with Booker.
    I like what I'll call our "West Coast package" (trademarked by ibp). Smart QB, good receiving RBs and TE's.

    in Philly, DNabb loved his TE's. Made Celek and LJ Smith look pretty damn good. Westbrook and McCoy were used alot as receivers. I think those three positions will be our primary focus this season as an offense. Not alot of deep passing, since we simply don't have the tools at receiver. Harvin and Berrian will clear out and obviously get some use, but on 3rd and 6, I see us coming up with a play drawn up to get a TE or RB out in space.


    Although, for just the QB/RB combos, I think Baltimore is up there.

    Flacco, Ray Rice and Ricky Williams. That's a pretty nice combination.
    Hmmm, interesting. Didn't think about them. Who is Flacco's backup though?
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    Re: Vikings' Backfield In 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1104372

    Hmmm, interesting. Didn't think about them. Who is Flacco's backup though?
    #2 - Hunter Cantwell and #3 Tyrod Taylor :dry:

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    Re: Vikings' Backfield In 2011

    New Orleans may very well be in the discussion. Brees, Ingram, Thomas, Sproles.

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    Re: Vikings' Backfield In 2011

    A good backfield that came to mind is Matt Schaub and Arian Foster.

    I think Schaub is very underrated and Foster blew up the league last year. Throw in Owen Daniels and Andre Johnson and you have one heck of a four-headed monster offense.

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