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    Re: Are the Vikings a legit threat?

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Two very good points.

    Some won't agree but I do, the "Rookie Wall" is a big factor especially for teams like us.
    On a side note,
    I brought up the whole "Rookie Wall" thing with AD and limiting his reps earlier this year and got body slammed for it, even though I was right, so you probably won't get alot of support for that rationale around here.


    As to the historical viewpoint of the Vikes, I don't give that much credance though.
    It looks good on paper and for slamming PUKER fans but this team has nothing to do with the Vikes of old.
    I do believe that the coaching staff is good enough to ensure (like Denny's teams) we put forth our best effort.

    Nice post my friend.
    A quick note... IMO, AP getting hurt may very well indeed helped the Vikes long term.. one in resting some to avoid the aforementioned "rookie wall" and that Chilly was forced to utilize Taylor and now is balancing the gameplan around "both" of them.

    Second.. I agree that the past has nothing to do with the present... but it is sure fun for us Packer fans to remind you of 40 plus years of no SB rings on the fingers.
    ;D

    On the past thing... remind your fellow Vike fans of that and the whole Moss mooning.. winning in Green Bay thing.
    :P

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    Re: Are the Vikings a legit threat?

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "bleedpurple" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I can see that some of you are now getting visions of the future.

    ;D

    Problem for me is (in priority order of concern):

    Can TJ stay healthy?
    Can the OL continue to play at the level they are?
    Can our DL get consistent pressure on the QB?
    Can our Secondary stop the pass if our DL can't get pressure on the QB?
    Will the staff (Bryzcheapski) come off the funds to plug the holes that are still there?

    Even though I am probably one of the biggest optimists on this page, I still see some holes which could lead to inconsistent play, however, with another good draft, a Stud DE (Suggs) and another WR (Vet) and a better option for QB if TJ goes down, we are still a bit off my friends.

    (Key note:
    No concerns about the Coaching staff, most of the front office, or ownership)
    Marr.. i want to add to this, (since we are relying so heavily on rookies) will our rookies keep from hitting the rookie wall... you know about this time the long season tends to wear on rookies b/c they're not used to playing this many games... so that should also be watched as we head down this stretch run...

    And i might add... that Denny Green teams, used to thrive in December..and i think historically, we fair pretty well down the stretch... so hopefully, they'll stay focused and take it one game at a time.
    Two very good points.

    Some won't agree but I do, the "Rookie Wall" is a big factor especially for teams like us.
    On a side note,
    I brought up the whole "Rookie Wall" thing with AD and limiting his reps earlier this year and got body slammed for it, even though I was right, so you probably won't get alot of support for that rationale around here.


    As to the historical viewpoint of the Vikes, I don't give that much credance though.
    It looks good on paper and for slamming PUKER fans but this team has nothing to do with the Vikes of old.
    I do believe that the coaching staff is good enough to ensure (like Denny's teams) we put forth our best effort.

    Nice post my friend.
    I try not to either... but for some odd reason.. history has a tendancy to repeat itself.. So you definately can't ignore it...
    Look at Favre in Dallas.. what 0-9??
    Superbowl losers, not making the playoffs the following year..
    Us against Detroit... you know what i mean.. they'rs always exceptions.. but i think there is something to history...

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    Re: Are the Vikings a legit threat?

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "bleedpurple" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I can see that some of you are now getting visions of the future.

    ;D

    Problem for me is (in priority order of concern):

    Can TJ stay healthy?
    Can the OL continue to play at the level they are?
    Can our DL get consistent pressure on the QB?
    Can our Secondary stop the pass if our DL can't get pressure on the QB?
    Will the staff (Bryzcheapski) come off the funds to plug the holes that are still there?

    I agree that the "Rookie Wall" is a big concern, but one of our rookies has taken it seriously (and hopefully the other rookies are taking note) and taken steps to combat it.

    If James can’t go – and even if he can – the starting job might revert to rookie Brian Robison with Jayme Mitchell being asked to see considerably more playing time. Robison, who has seen time at both end positions, said Wednesday he’s ready for the challenge and has been doing everything he can to not hit the “rookie wall” – the standard year-end swoon rookies suffer due to the extended schedule in the NFL compared to college.

    “I’ve been told about the rookie wall and have been doing everything I can to make sure I get my rest and stay focused on what I need to do,” Robison said. “It was every bit as hard to break through as the guys said it was. But I got through it and I haven’t been feeling worn down lately, so I think it’s working and I’m past it.

    Even though I am probably one of the biggest optimists on this page, I still see some holes which could lead to inconsistent play, however, with another good draft, a Stud DE (Suggs) and another WR (Vet) and a better option for QB if TJ goes down, we are still a bit off my friends.

    (Key note:
    No concerns about the Coaching staff, most of the front office, or ownership)
    Marr.. i want to add to this, (since we are relying so heavily on rookies) will our rookies keep from hitting the rookie wall... you know about this time the long season tends to wear on rookies b/c they're not used to playing this many games... so that should also be watched as we head down this stretch run...

    And i might add... that Denny Green teams, used to thrive in December..and i think historically, we fair pretty well down the stretch... so hopefully, they'll stay focused and take it one game at a time.
    Two very good points.

    Some won't agree but I do, the "Rookie Wall" is a big factor especially for teams like us.
    On a side note,
    I brought up the whole "Rookie Wall" thing with AD and limiting his reps earlier this year and got body slammed for it, even though I was right, so you probably won't get alot of support for that rationale around here.


    As to the historical viewpoint of the Vikes, I don't give that much credance though.
    It looks good on paper and for slamming PUKER fans but this team has nothing to do with the Vikes of old.
    I do believe that the coaching staff is good enough to ensure (like Denny's teams) we put forth our best effort.

    Nice post my friend.

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    Re: Are the Vikings a legit threat?

    "Bkfldviking" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "bleedpurple" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I can see that some of you are now getting visions of the future.

    ;D

    Problem for me is (in priority order of concern):

    Can TJ stay healthy?
    Can the OL continue to play at the level they are?
    Can our DL get consistent pressure on the QB?
    Can our Secondary stop the pass if our DL can't get pressure on the QB?
    Will the staff (Bryzcheapski) come off the funds to plug the holes that are still there?

    I agree that the "Rookie Wall" is a big concern, but one of our rookies has taken it seriously (and hopefully the other rookies are taking note) and taken steps to combat it.

    Even though I am probably one of the biggest optimists on this page, I still see some holes which could lead to inconsistent play, however, with another good draft, a Stud DE (Suggs) and another WR (Vet) and a better option for QB if TJ goes down, we are still a bit off my friends.

    (Key note:
    No concerns about the Coaching staff, most of the front office, or ownership)
    Marr.. i want to add to this, (since we are relying so heavily on rookies) will our rookies keep from hitting the rookie wall... you know about this time the long season tends to wear on rookies b/c they're not used to playing this many games... so that should also be watched as we head down this stretch run...

    And i might add... that Denny Green teams, used to thrive in December..and i think historically, we fair pretty well down the stretch... so hopefully, they'll stay focused and take it one game at a time.
    Two very good points.

    Some won't agree but I do, the "Rookie Wall" is a big factor especially for teams like us.
    On a side note,
    I brought up the whole "Rookie Wall" thing with AD and limiting his reps earlier this year and got body slammed for it, even though I was right, so you probably won't get alot of support for that rationale around here.


    As to the historical viewpoint of the Vikes, I don't give that much credance though.
    It looks good on paper and for slamming PUKER fans but this team has nothing to do with the Vikes of old.
    I do believe that the coaching staff is good enough to ensure (like Denny's teams) we put forth our best effort.

    Nice post my friend.
    If James can’t go – and even if he can – the starting job might revert to rookie Brian Robison with Jayme Mitchell being asked to see considerably more playing time. Robison, who has seen time at both end positions, said Wednesday he’s ready for the challenge and has been doing everything he can to not hit the “rookie wall” – the standard year-end swoon rookies suffer due to the extended schedule in the NFL compared to college.

    “I’ve been told about the rookie wall and have been doing everything I can to make sure I get my rest and stay focused on what I need to do,” Robison said. “It was every bit as hard to break through as the guys said it was. But I got through it and I haven’t been feeling worn down lately, so I think it’s working and I’m past it.
    Nice post my friend, but watch when you quote people to ensure you don't type in thier post.
    Confuses people sometimes.
    Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/josdin00/Vikings/Marrdro_sig.jpg

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    Re: Are the Vikings a legit threat?

    Of course we are a threat.....no one would want to play us in the playoffs. We have 4 very winnable games coming up & we can't get ahead of ourselves. I' hoping our boys are pissed this Sunday & want to get some redemption for the ugly loss last year vs. SF.

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    Re: Are the Vikings a legit threat?

    "pack93z" wrote:
    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    If we got by the first wildcard game, we'd probably play the Packers. After them beating us twice this year they may take us a bit too lightly. And let's face it, we only lost to the Cowboys by 10 point and played a poor game. We can beat them.
    Well if you go in as the 6th seed, which seems to be trend unless the Giants flop continues... in all possible senerios after that you play the #1 seed.. with them up 2 games on the Pack now... seems logical that they will be the #1 seed.

    I think the Cowboys would sweat bullets having to face AP and Taylor again this year.. throw in the Defense and TJ playing as he is... not a team you want to face in the post-season on a dry fast track.
    Well said 93z.
    The Vikings are a team that other teams will not want to face in the playoffs.
    Number 1 rushing defense and number 1 rushing offense.
    That can be a lethal combination.

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    Re: Are the Vikings a legit threat?

    "pack93z" wrote:
    To win in the playoffs and make a run you need to do the following...

    Run the Ball.... Vikings Big Time Check...
    Defend the Run well... Vikings Check...

    Play solid special teams... Vikings Check...

    Play fundamentally solid Pass defense without the big plays... Vikings??
    QB has to make plays when needed... Vikings of the past 2 to 3 weeks check... consistent?

    Yes the Vikes are a threat... key will be TJ or I should say QB play... with that goes the Vikes.. Sounds like another team I know.. Hmmm.
    Our special teams defense could be more solid...

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    Re: Are the Vikings a legit threat?

    "pack93z" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Two very good points.

    Some won't agree but I do, the "Rookie Wall" is a big factor especially for teams like us.
    On a side note,
    I brought up the whole "Rookie Wall" thing with AD and limiting his reps earlier this year and got body slammed for it, even though I was right, so you probably won't get alot of support for that rationale around here.


    As to the historical viewpoint of the Vikes, I don't give that much credance though.
    It looks good on paper and for slamming PUKER fans but this team has nothing to do with the Vikes of old.
    I do believe that the coaching staff is good enough to ensure (like Denny's teams) we put forth our best effort.

    Nice post my friend.
    A quick note... IMO, AP getting hurt may very well indeed helped the Vikes long term.. one in resting some to avoid the aforementioned "rookie wall" and that Chilly was forced to utilize Taylor and now is balancing the gameplan around "both" of them.

    Second.. I agree that the past has nothing to do with the present... but it is sure fun for us Packer fans to remind you of 40 plus years of no SB rings on the fingers.
    ;D

    On the past thing... remind your fellow Vike fans of that and the whole Moss mooning.. winning in Green Bay thing.
    :P
    to the first point.. i agree that i may have helped.. but while AP should get the majority.. i think he should be switching it up between the two of them anyway... No way AP should be getting 30+ carries with CT back there....

    Unless, he plays like he did against the chargers...lol....

    I think it's to our advantage to play both of them, bc Ap is sooo much faster, it provides a change of pace that we need, to gain an advantage during the game...


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    Re: Are the Vikings a legit threat?

    "funkyasflea" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Are the Vikings a legit threat in the NFC?

    Sean Salisbury: Yes, the Vikings are definitely a legitimate threat in the NFC. They have a great rushing attack with Chester Taylor and Adrian Peterson, and the defense is playing excellent football. This team is starting to come together at the right time and will be dangerous for any NFC team to play down the stretch.

    Eric Allen: The Vikings are one of the better teams in the NFC right now and that's because of the improved maturity of quarterback Tarvaris Jackson. Over the past few games he's shown why this team believed he could get the job done because of his ability to avoid costly mistakes. He's spreading the ball around and utilizing the excellent running backs he has. The game is obviously much easier for a quarterback when he has a dominant rushing attack that a defense has to worry about. Jackson is taking full advantage of that now.
    Music to my ears...
    Ditto...it's been a long long time since I have heard Mr. Salisbury speak good words about our Vikings.
    Do we finally have him convinced?
    I listen to him most Fridays. He is one of the few that actually liked T-Jack all along

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    Re: Are the Vikings a legit threat?

    I am with Childress on this...
    I am not talking Playoffs till we are in. Just a game at a time. I am so concerned about this 49ers game.
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