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    Who Are The Most Improved Players Thus Far?

    Who has made a huge step from last year to this year and really become a big contributor to the team?

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    Re: Who Are The Most Improved Players Thus Far?

    Who, that is a good question!

    It is difficult to answer because it seems like we have gone backwards instead of improving in almost every area.

    McKinnie, AD (not fumbling), Back up Centers for stepping in, Harvin..... IDK!

    Maybe Greenway for stepping it up in his stats.

    I will say Greenway.

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    Re: Who Are The Most Improved Players Thus Far?

    Gotta go with Sno. What an excelletn idea for a thread. I can see you are gonna move up on the ole spreadsheets rather quickly around these here parts if you keep coming with stuff like this......

    I want to say Chad, but he is playing about like he was last year. He is just now getting noticed.

    AD is another candidate. He, IMHO has really taken a big step forward in the regard to the passing game. Still he has room to grow, but he has stepped up a bit more than I expected.

    Load is another good candidate. As I pointed out in another thread, look were the big production came from in the run and what side did the Noodle bootleg to in the Deadskins game.

    Guion has been taking some additional reps this year and I really like what he's doing, especially with Everson next to him at RDE. I think those two are gonna be fun to watch.

    All good candidates, however, what will come to a suprise to some is I think its Kluwe.

    That cat has re-invented himself over the last couple of years, especially this year as the new ST's coordinator has focused him on "Spot" punting instead of just kicking the sheeeyyyyyat out of it all the time.
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    Re: Who Are The Most Improved Players Thus Far?

    That's a good question. Like Marrdro said, Greenway is really doing what he's always been doing. He could have made the Pro Bowl two years ago when he had the third most tackles by an outside linebacker. Now he has the the most.

    Adrian Peterson's only "real" improvement is the ball security (still zero fumbles on the season).

    On offense, I think my vote has to go to Percy Harvin. I can't really explain why because he's doing the same thing he did last season (statistically speaking, Harvin is having a year very similar to his rookie season). He just seems like he has taken more responsibility on his shoulder this season after Sidney Rice became injured. Plus, he didn't have the infamous "southmore slump".

    Going into the season, I hoped that the most improved player would be some of the young player in the secondary like Asher Allen or Tyrell Johnson. I can't really say that they has improved a lot, but I really like how the starting safety Husain Abdullah has played in two of his last three games. He looks very promising as he makes good reads on both run and pass plays, and has good instincts. He could very well be this year's sleeper on the Vikings.

    In a season where we've seen many Vikings players take a step back, the most improved player is probably Husain "Insane" Abdullah as of week 10.

    Last year, Abdullah was a no-name backup behind not only one, but two young safeties in Tyrell Johnson (2nd round draft pick) and Jamarca Sanford (looked promising last year when he shared duties with Tyrell). He earned the starting job in training camp and is now to the better half of Vikings' safety duo.

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    Re: Who Are The Most Improved Players Thus Far?

    What does this guy do with the information after he asks his questions?

    He certainly does not contribute in any way to the site.

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    Re: Who Are The Most Improved Players Thus Far?

    Quote Originally Posted by "midgensa" #1080687
    What does this guy do with the information after he asks his questions?

    He certainly does not contribute in any way to the site.
    Yes, the best thing for him to do is to simply explain what he does with the information. If he's a journalist then more power to him. I don't care.

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    Re: Who Are The Most Improved Players Thus Far?

    The guy has only asked questions and never given his own opinion. Feels like I'm replying to a robot. :laugh: :unsure:

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    Re: Who Are The Most Improved Players Thus Far?

    While Peterson has always been a stud, his improvement in the fumbling department is remarkable.

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    Re: Who Are The Most Improved Players Thus Far?

    Quote Originally Posted by "HEY" #1080691
    The guy has only asked questions and never given his own opinion. Feels like I'm replying to a robot. :laugh: :unsure:
    In a way, you are...it's a "Poll-bot". They're all over the place. Certain sites/companies/whathaveyou search out forums (probably based on member size) and gather opinions based on what info they're looking for.

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    Re: Who Are The Most Improved Players Thus Far?

    Scout is not a 'bot. He has made an occasional comment or response in other threads, although not very often.

    I'd prefer to see more interaction from him, but at least he does ask good, thought-provoking questions.

    I would hope that, as a journalist, he credits his sources. If so, I have no problem with his questions and will continue to answer them as fully and honestly as I can.

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