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    Vikings offense: Getting there is half the battle

    [size=13pt]Vikings offense: Getting there is half the battle[/size]

    The Vikings offense often has stalled short of the red zone, and some players have stepped up and offered to be part of the solution.

    By Kevin Seifert and Judd Zulgad, Star Tribune

    Last update: October 11, 2007 – 10:30 PM



    Fact: No NFL team has scored fewer offensive touchdowns than the Vikings this season....


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    Re: Vikings offense: Getting there is half the battle

    Hmmmm.

    Someone (actually two) getting vocal about wanting the ball.
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    Lets hope they solve the issues that are causing the self inflicted chest wounds and can get some scores this weekend.
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    Re: Vikings offense: Getting there is half the battle

    Offense should be hungry as hades to get out of that 32nd in offensive scoring category.
    SO what justifies a KAO??
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    Re: Vikings offense: Getting there is half the battle

    KAO = Kill All Offense

    I would say we have a KAO

    I was on the side of giving Chilly some time to see what happens with the new coaches, some new players, and his scheme, but WOW.
    The scheme I dont even think is the majority of the problem.

    It is the unwillingness to bend and change and adapt

    I have three new letters to describe the Viking Offense - RIP

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    Re: Vikings offense: Getting there is half the battle

    It is not rocket science.
    Ok, you don't have to be a genius.
    Whatever got you there.
    Keep running the plays that are working.
    Give it to AD, throw it to Rice in single coverage.

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    Re: Vikings offense: Getting there is half the battle

    "vikingivan" wrote:
    It is not rocket science.
    Ok, you don't have to be a genius.
    Whatever got you there.
    Keep running the plays that are working.
    Give it to AD, throw it to Rice in single coverage.
    I agree that they need to keep getting the ball to AD and Rice.
    But you can't expect the same plays that got you into the end zone to continue to work in the red zone.

    Open field ball is much different than red zone ball.
    The secondary is pushed closer, routes are cut short, 9 routes simply can't exist, LBs are able to play a close coverage because the cushion between them and help over the top is much less...
    Basically it is the opposite of the prevent defense.
    Trying to do the exact same thing in the end zone simply won't work.

    I think that is one of the problems with our inability to score.
    We have a great open field game plan, but a poor red zone one.
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    Re: Vikings offense: Getting there is half the battle

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "vikingivan" wrote:
    It is not rocket science.
    Ok, you don't have to be a genius.
    Whatever got you there.
    Keep running the plays that are working.
    Give it to AD, throw it to Rice in single coverage.
    I agree that they need to keep getting the ball to AD and Rice.
    But you can't expect the same plays that got you into the end zone to continue to work in the red zone.

    Open field ball is much different than red zone ball.
    The secondary is pushed closer, routes are cut short, 9 routes simply can't exist, LBs are able to play a close coverage because the cushion between them and help over the top is much less...
    Basically it is the opposite of the prevent defense.
    Trying to do the exact same thing in the end zone simply won't work.

    I think that is one of the problems with our inability to score.
    We have a great open field game plan, but a poor red zone one.
    I agree with you on this one. I expected to see more WRs coming across the field in the redzone, instead of running curl, post, and fly rouites... but is it me or have we not seen this? This might be a good way to utilize Williamson's speed, because he's obviously not catching anything deep.
    Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.

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    Re: Vikings offense: Getting there is half the battle

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "vikingivan" wrote:
    It is not rocket science.
    Ok, you don't have to be a genius.
    Whatever got you there.
    Keep running the plays that are working.
    Give it to AD, throw it to Rice in single coverage.
    I agree that they need to keep getting the ball to AD and Rice.
    But you can't expect the same plays that got you into the end zone to continue to work in the red zone.

    Open field ball is much different than red zone ball.
    The secondary is pushed closer, routes are cut short, 9 routes simply can't exist, LBs are able to play a close coverage because the cushion between them and help over the top is much less...
    Basically it is the opposite of the prevent defense.
    Trying to do the exact same thing in the end zone simply won't work.

    I think that is one of the problems with our inability to score.
    We have a great open field game plan, but a poor red zone one.
    We definately need to open up the middle of the field.
    Let Twill go down to one corner of the endzone and pick his nose, just so he takes a man with him.
    Send Rice to the flag of the opposite corner after doing a quick fake towards the post.
    Have Wade run a 7 yard out pattern.
    Send AD out and get him one on one with a linebacker.
    Look to Rice first, he is the primary target.
    If he has his man beat throw him the ball.
    If Rice is covered hit AD and let him beat the Backer.
    If for some reason you cannot get him the ball try to hit Wade for a 7 yard gain.
    If Wade is covered see if TWill's man has left him open. If they are all covered throw the ball through the back of the endzone and try again on the next play.

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    Re: Vikings offense: Getting there is half the battle

    "C" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "vikingivan" wrote:
    It is not rocket science.
    Ok, you don't have to be a genius.
    Whatever got you there.
    Keep running the plays that are working. Give it to AD, throw it to Rice in single coverage.
    I agree that they need to keep getting the ball to AD and Rice.
    But you can't expect the same plays that got you into the end zone to continue to work in the red zone.

    Open field ball is much different than red zone ball.
    The secondary is pushed closer, routes are cut short, 9 routes simply can't exist, LBs are able to play a close coverage because the cushion between them and help over the top is much less...
    Basically it is the opposite of the prevent defense.
    Trying to do the exact same thing in the end zone simply won't work.

    I think that is one of the problems with our inability to score.
    We have a great open field game plan, but a poor red zone one.
    [size=12pt]I agree with you on this one.[/size] I expected to see more WRs coming across the field in the redzone, instead of running curl, post, and fly rouites... but is it me or have we not seen this? This might be a good way to utilize Williamson's speed, because he's obviously not catching anything deep.
    That's twice now that we've agreed.
    This is getting serious.
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    Zeus wrote:
    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 offense: Getting there is half the battle

    My opinion is that we might score more if we went for it on 4th and 2 from the opponents 35, rather than punting it away (punt coverage has been excellent, though).
    That's 2 or 3 drive right there that could have easily been scoring drives.
    Oh yeah, and in case I forgot to mention this earlier, we should run the ball more with both Chester and AD.
    Don't know if I've said that before.

    Also, I'm not impressed by Fergy and Shank.
    It's just one stupid article, but lets be honest here - they're not that good.
    I can actually see getting Shank the ball a decent amount, but Fergy should be riding the pine.


    You put up with the complaining from great receivers like Moss, Chad Johnson, or TO.
    You should not have to put up with it from guys that aren't good enough to start.
    I suggest we trade Ferguson for a waffle iron, which would fill our players up with toasty goodness and energy before games.
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