Re: Are the Vikings Getting Better??
I see you point, but to say nobody cares about point differentials is pushing it too far.
Somebody was saying that it doesn't matter that over 70% of our losses this year were by less than a TD.
I say kaka del toro.
Having control of penalties alone would have resulted in a few more wins.
Start putting a fix on the array of problems, all fixable and not major, the team could turn things around.
Doubtful, but possible.
New QB, WRs, more comfort with the system working on fine-tuning rather than implementation.
I would be surprised if the team isn't back where it's suppose to be, respected, within a few years.
As that some one was me, I'll say it again: no one gives a crap about point differencials. I can understand where you're coming from, but the next season will be a whole different ballgame. All we know for sure is that we wasted a good D this season. YOU DONT KNOW how the team will progress in the off season. You dont know which players will be brought in. You dont know how well they will fit the system. You dont know how might get injured. Working with longterm plan is very, very risky in today's NFL. In the era of free aganecy and the salary cap, you dont have 5 years to build a team. This aint Bud Grant time anymore. You either do it quickly, or you might get stuck in the rebuilding mode forever, like those poor Lions we are about smash today.
The running game, TOP, and run defense have long been considered the key to winning games and the Vikings are currently doing a good job in all three of those categories.
They only need patches and have come a long way in the implementation of the new system.
Yes, even in the salary cap era it is possible to build up the team.
The difference is this year all new schemes, next year some new folks plugged into the schemes with some having experience within the schemes.
I agree though, every year is a crapshoot and an injury away from being a wash if one of the key players underperforms or is injured.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain