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    Vikings's offense starts off well, then stutters after opening drives

    [size=13pt]Minnesota Vikings's offense starts off well, then stutters after opening drives[/size]

    Their offense hasn't maintained success after opening drives

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    Article Last Updated: 10/31/2007 12:20:17 AM CDT



    During the Vikings' offensive meeting on Monday, players and coaches pondered a recurring problem that dates to last season.....


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    Re: Vikings's offense starts off well, then stutters after opening drives

    OK, someone tell Jensen to find his own material.
    He must be reading PP.O and deciding which thread could become a good column to right about.

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    Re: Vikings's offense starts off well, then stutters after opening drives

    [size=13pt]BREAKDOWN OF THE VIKINGS' DRIVES IN 23 GAMES UNDER COACH BRAD CHILDRESS[/size]

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    Opening drives:..........

    Opening drives of the second half:...........

    The remaining 233 drives:..........


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    Re: Vikings's offense starts off well, then stutters after opening drives

    All of that is obvious. The question is why is that happening and what is the fix? If he gives me that information I may even register to their site

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    Re: Vikings's offense starts off well, then stutters after opening drives

    Scripted and practiced plays I think...can't really do that for the whole game, or there would be, no adjustments.
    Other than giving runs a shot on 3rd and medium, and maybe some playaction/fakes, I don't think the playcalling has been bad.
    But there has been plenty of bad execution...missed blocks, dropped passes, bad throws, stupid penalties etc...
    Rookie mistakes.


    More practice.
    More discipline.
    More experience.
    More consistency from the coaching...
    Control the line, control the time, and give your D a chance to shine!!

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    Re: Vikings's offense starts off well, then stutters after opening drives

    "mountainviking" wrote:
    Scripted and practiced plays I think...can't really do that for the whole game, or there would be, no adjustments.
    Other than giving runs a shot on 3rd and medium, and maybe some playaction/fakes, I don't think the playcalling has been bad.
    But there has been plenty of bad execution...missed blocks, dropped passes, bad throws, stupid penalties etc...
    Rookie mistakes.


    More practice.
    More discipline.
    More experience.
    More consistency from the coaching...
    And players.

    Even if they do practice the scripted plays, there isn't much in the playbook that they shouldn't have seen several times already.

    I attribute it to just poor execution attributed to the need for More Experience (for most)

    Blown block running game = Tackle for loss or minimal gain.
    Blown block passing game = QB sacked or hurried through his reads.
    Short route WR's must get off line clean with no delay.
    Blown route/changed at line from Jam by CB = QB holds ball/improper read/makes bad throw/sack/throws on the run - all bad.
    Blown route/TE can't release/Helping out OT = QB doesn't make second/3rd progression in reads.
    Blown coverage = Recievers are allowed to roam in zone and exploit seams.
    Blown Pressure = QB has time to sit back and wait for WR's to get into routes and expose opening in seams or pick defenders.

    Face it, in alot of cases we have veritable rookies going up against seasoned vets.
    It doesn't take long for them to figure out what our weaknesses are and I don't care how good of a coaching staff we have, there ain't no gettin over that Burt.

    End result, 4th quarter is much worse than 1rst quarter.

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    Re: Vikings's offense starts off well, then stutters after opening drives

    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    Maybe we are just getting lucky on the first drive, a coicidence. Or maybe the apposing team sees what the vikings are capable of and adjusts, the vikes don't adjust. Or maybe the vikes try to adjust allowing the defense to dictate the plays they run. Maybe Chilli is a genius play caller and scripts the first drive and then Bevell takes over and stinks it up. Maybe when the apposing team quickly answers it takes all the momentum away.
    Whatever it is it just sucks.
    Few good nuggets in here though my friend.

    I don't think it is luck.

    Opposing teams do adjust.

    We adjust, but how much adjusting can you do with the experience level we have?

    It does suck.
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