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    Will (Should) The Vikes Favor A Running Game in 2007

    Looking at the Vikings overall this year and the strong depth at running back, I think the Vikes should favor a running game to begin this season. I know you all like to see those 30-40 yard passes but I just don't think TJ or the receivers are up to it. At least, not yet.
    We need to break TJ in slowly, in my opinion, get his confidence up. That means shorter dump patterns, roll-outs, etc. Passes that are easier to complete and help him get his timing down. The kind of passes we abhored last year when it was 3rd and 9 and we threw a 3 yard dump. This year, with our running attack there should be 3rd and 3's and that will make those short passes effective.
    The running game should be the bulk of our offense. I know it's not what fans want to see, but for the first 4-5 games I think it's an absolute necessity.
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    Re: Will (Should) The Vikes Favor A Running Game in 2007

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    Am I right or wrong?
    You're right.
    If the Vikings are committed to Tarvaris Jackson at QB, then the best thing they can do is make a 100% effort to run the ball down the throats of the opposition.
    Put him in situations where the pass is unexpected and defenses cannot just sit back and work on confusing his coverage reads.
    Limit the 3rd & 8s in favor of 3rd & 3s, where there are more options.
    And play-action, play-action, play-action.

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    Re: Will (Should) The Vikes Favor A Running Game in 2007

    You are absolutley correct.
    We need to use the Herm Edwards philosophy. Run, Run, and Run.

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    Re: Will (Should) The Vikes Favor A Running Game in 2007

    I would say that without question the Vikes are going to be a running team! wtih a strong run-defense and and
    strong running game the Vikings are going to bring back some old school ball, manage the clock, and be in most games! That is what I think will happen, Adrian Peterson is going to be an absolute stud! My other guess is, vkings faithfull will not remember Chester Taylor at this time next year, no knock on CT but AP is going to turn some heads!!!

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    Re: Will (Should) The Vikes Favor A Running Game in 2007

    If we ran 80% of the time I would not be angry about it.
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    Re: Will (Should) The Vikes Favor A Running Game in 2007

    With a rookie QB, good RBs, good line, shitty WRs.....I say the Vikings pass on every down no matter what.
    Nobody will expect that.
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    Re: Will (Should) The Vikes Favor A Running Game in 2007

    Should they? Perhaps......will they....I'm not so sure.

    I expect a lot of passes to the RB, I don't see Childress dropping that WCO hybrid playbook.

    There were a few games last year he abandoned the run early and we died. Even when the run was our one bright spot on offense he was still able to render it obsolete. I wouldnt count on anything until we actually get to watch the team play.
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    Re: Will (Should) The Vikes Favor A Running Game in 2007

    I'm with ya COJO on playing to our strenght.


    Most, me included believe that is our RB's, however, I also believe that we will have the ability to Pass the ball as well.
    Will we see the glory days of 3 deep this year?
    Probably not, however, the group we have seem to (on paper) fit the WCO enough to make it respectable providing a somewhat balanced attack.

    To me a balanced offense will probably be a 60% run/40% pass ratio to start out and as the year goes by we will probably get to a 1 for 1 play depending on game time situations.

    I love this page by the way. Its why I think our guys fit the mold.

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    Re: Will (Should) The Vikes Favor A Running Game in 2007

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I'm with ya COJO on playing to our strenght.


    Most, me included believe that is our RB's, however, I also believe that we will have the ability to Pass the ball as well.
    Will we see the glory days of 3 deep this year?
    Probably not, however, the group we have seem to (on paper) fit the WCO enough to make it respectable providing a somewhat balanced attack.

    To me a balanced offense will probably be a 60% run/40% pass ratio to start out and as the year goes by we will probably get to a 1 for 1 play depending on game time situations.

    I love this page by the way. Its why I think our guys fit the mold.

    http://football.calsci.com/WCOHistory6.htm
    For some reason your page you linked didnt let me fall in love with it like you.
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    Re: Will (Should) The Vikes Favor A Running Game in 2007

    "Del" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    I'm with ya COJO on playing to our strenght.


    Most, me included believe that is our RB's, however, I also believe that we will have the ability to Pass the ball as well.
    Will we see the glory days of 3 deep this year?
    Probably not, however, the group we have seem to (on paper) fit the WCO enough to make it respectable providing a somewhat balanced attack.

    To me a balanced offense will probably be a 60% run/40% pass ratio to start out and as the year goes by we will probably get to a 1 for 1 play depending on game time situations.

    I love this page by the way. Its why I think our guys fit the mold.

    http://football.calsci.com/WCOHistory6.htm
    For some reason your page you linked didnt let me fall in love with it like you.
    Try it now Del.
    I usually test them right after I post, but got caught up in reading all the replies that can in while I was typing.
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