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    Re: Vikings' loss exposes major flaws

    "Nephilim" wrote:
    I see these things as problems

    a) ST
    b) Kicking Game
    C) returner

    Now, The Lions did release Eddie Drummund...there is an option

    Second, Special Team could be better if we used starters instead of backups (which has been done)

    and the kicking game- I believe in Longwell..I just hope he gets the ants out of his pants, cause he doesnt look comfortable out there and thats why he missed the first tries in Pre Season..all of his tries where whenh he just got out on the field to kick a FG

    as far as a KOS- go with longwell..he does seem to get the ball at least past the 10, just opur team needs to tackle and tackle well
    Drummond has already been picked up by the Chiefs.

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    Re: Vikings' loss exposes major flaws

    Damn i didn't know that

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    Re: Vikings' loss exposes major flaws

    "Nephilim" wrote:
    gol 'darnit i didn't know that
    Gotta stay current my friend.
    It is a ever changing world out there.... ;D

    (To tell the truth, I'd missed that also.)
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    Re: Vikings' loss exposes major flaws

    I don't think that the Returns are the problem on ST, not on the receiving side.
    It is the KO and Punt coverage.
    We can't give them a short field.

    Allison returned the ball to the 28, that is good starting field for kick returns.

    Kicker and tacklers are the problem for us!
    Klewe shanked a punt, that is a problem!

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    Re: Vikings' loss exposes major flaws

    "StillPurple" wrote:
    On the other hand, Tom Brady and McNabb have looked incredible in pre-season. This is a passing league (due to modern rules changes and new types offenses). We are no longer in 1975, when you run off-tackle all game or do sweeps like the 1967 Packers. In the modern NFL, you have to air the ball out constantly (Bill Walsh changed that forever). Look at the teams who win: Pats, Colts, Chargers, (increasingly): Saints, Eagles, etc. What do they have in common ? A great QB who can read a defense and throw downfield. Did you see Brady last weekend. SCARY ! He picked apart the Carolina defense surgically. To win (I for one am not content to 'make the playoffs'), you need a QB like McNabb, Brady, Brees, Rivers, P. Manning.

    In contrast, what do we have in MN ? I saw a QB vs. Seattle who runs o.k. and has good arm strength, but who looks confused at the line, and fumbles snaps.
    McNabb looked good in one game.
    In the other (this weekend's) he went 5 for 11 for 60 yards, no TDs, a lost fumble, and two sacks. Hardly what I would call incredible.

    And you last sentence is pooh.
    A QB vs. Seattle who runs o.k.?
    TJ never ran against Seattle.
    Not even once.
    And when did TJ look confused at the line.
    He had a lot of good, quick reads.
    Did you watch the game?
    TJ looked decent in the Seattle game.
    Obviously there is still room for improvement, but if you really want to pick apart our play, it was with second teams and special teams.
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: Vikings' loss exposes major flaws


    All we need to improve kickoff coverage is some hangtime on our kickoffs. Linedrives to the 10 yard line don't allow our guys time to cover. Man I got the Holcomb thing right... Just hate to use a roster spot for a kickoff specialist, but Lowery can't kick deep with hang-time. Getting a big kickoff will enable our coverage to get to the ball faster.

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