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    Week 5 team status review

    The bad news

    The Vikings average 8.7 penalties for 60 yards per game.

    The pass defense is ranked 30th in the league, and has yet to intercept a pass.

    Three key starters are lost for the season, with several more lost for the next 1 to 4 weeks.

    Special teams, including kicking punting and coverage, has ranged from horrible to inconsistent.

    The Vikings have lost their two prize RBs for the next few weeks and their trusty veteran backup is injured, leaving a rookie to carry the load.

    Good news

    Daunte Culpepper is playing better than he ever has, leading the league in passer rating and completing 73% of his passes with only ONE pick. This despite losing his rushing attack, two of his o-line, and two of his TEs.

    We are 2-1 and in a good position to take control of the division.

    We still have Randy Moss

    Several backup players have been stepping up and doing a pretty good job.

    Some nice kickoff returns by Kelly Campbell especially in the Bears game.
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    Re: Week 5 team status review

    [quote="sdvikefan"]The bad news

    The Vikings average 8.7 penalties for 60 yards per game.

    The pass defense is ranked 30th in the league, and has yet to intercept a pass.

    Three key starters are lost for the season, with several more lost for the next 1 to 4 weeks.

    Special teams, including kicking punting and coverage, has ranged from horrible to inconsistent.

    The Vikings have lost their two prize RBs for the next few weeks and their trusty veteran backup is injured, leaving a rookie to carry the load.
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    The solutions

    Unlimited wind sprints every day after practice for those who commit stupid penalties...stupid penalties do not include aggressive hits on any member of the other team, even if they result in a penalty.

    Light a fire under the DL's a$$es and rotate them until someone starts putting serious pressure on the opposing QB...otherwise, unlimited wind sprints every day after practice until the DL starts getting sacks.

    The backups will have to step up and shoulder the load...otherwise, unlimited wind sprints, ad nauseum.

    Fire Tillman and get Steve Walsh to show those guys what playing special teams is all about...if they don't get it, UWS...you know what that means.

    MM is going to show that he is this year's SOD by putting on a rushing and pass catching clinic...especially because he dreads wind sprints.

    OK, that's it...wind sprints for everybody...until you puke!

    And if the threat of wind sprints doesn't work, next week we start form tackling.
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    Week 5 team status review

    LOL...I have a hunch your high school football coach had you guys do a lot of wind sprints.
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    Week 5 team status review

    Nah...we didn't screw up and lose that much...mainly because we didn't want to run those damn wind sprints. But the form tackling was the worst...if you have never participated in that drill, here goes...two guys face each other about 20 yards apart, one guy (the tacklee/victim) starts to walk toward the other guy (the tackler/punisher) with his arms out and his hands raised, exposing his midsection...the tackler then runs toward the tacklee and puts his shoulder into the tacklee's midsection and slams him to the ground. This drill is repeated until everyone gets to be the victim...oh, how I long for those days again...NOT!

    It must've worked though, we ended up winning a state championship my senior year!
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    Week 5 team status review

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    two guys face each other about 20 yards apart, one guy (the tacklee/victim) starts to walk toward the other guy (the tackler/punisher) with his arms out and his hands raised, exposing his midsection...the tackler then runs toward the tacklee and puts his shoulder into the tacklee's midsection and slams him to the ground.
    Never did that one...just the running towards each other, about the same distance and tackling, didn't matter your size or position. Didn't win champs either :lol:
    Congrats on your season championship though! :thumbleft:

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