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    scary photo :shock:

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    Posted on Fri, Nov. 11, 2005

    Strahan a major threat

    BY SEAN JENSEN

    Pioneer Press


    Vikings right tackle Mike Rosenthal doesn't need to watch much film to learn about New York Giants defensive left end Michael Strahan.

    A fifth-round draft pick of the Giants, Rosenthal practiced against Strahan during his first four NFL seasons, and he marveled at how dominant Strahan remains in his 13th season.

    "He's the best. I'm not going to sit here and say he's not," Rosenthal said of Strahan, whose 124½ sacks are 11th in NFL history. "For the last 10 years, he's been a great player in this league."

    Vikings offensive line coach and offensive coordinator Steve Loney was evasive about the Vikings' plan against Strahan. But he noted that defensive right end Osi Umenyiora isn't a slouch.

    "We've got a plan for Strahan, and we'll try to do the best we can with it," Loney said. "We know he's a good player. But really that other defensive end is good as well."

    After compiling a respectable seven sacks last season, Umenyiora already has six this year, and he has a knack for forcing and recovering fumbles.

    The Vikings hope left tackle Bryant McKinnie can handle Umenyiora primarily by himself. That would enable the Vikings to slant their tight end and running back help toward Rosenthal. But the Vikings have a contingency plan in the event McKinnie needs assistance.

    A torn pectoral muscle limited Strahan to eight games last season, but Vikings coach Mike Tice said Strahan has returned in top form.

    "He looks lean and very streamlined," Tice said. "He has obviously worked very hard on his body to get himself into peak shape."

    The Vikings were encouraged by the play of tight end Jim Kleinsasser in last week's victory over Detroit. Kleinsasser's ability to seal the edge enabled the running backs to run effectively near the sidelines.

    This week the Vikings face a far tougher test.

    "It's going to be a big game for the offensive line and tight ends," Kleinsasser said. "We've got to be physical. Not just counting their front line, but their linebackers are big hitters, too."

    More 3-4: Tice essentially ruled out defensive end Spencer Johnson (knee) for Sunday's game, which means the Vikings could use the 3-4 defensive scheme more.

    Though the team is pleased with the emergence of rookie Erasmus James, he is not the ideal base defensive end in the 4-3 scheme because he is built more like a pass rusher. The Vikings also would like to get Raonall Smith, their fastest linebacker, on the field more.

    "I'll be looking at going back in and out of those two fronts and seeing where we can utilize the explosiveness of Raonall Smith," Tice said. "We probably won't use it exclusively, but we liked some of the things we did in the 3-4 and we'd love to be able to mix it in, too."

    With Johnson out at least this week, the Vikings will rely heavily on another rookie, sixth-round pick C.J. Mosley, who will back up both defensive tackles.

    Injury update: Quarterback Daunte Culpepper is scheduled to undergo surgery in Birmingham, Ala., Monday or Tuesday. Orthopedist Dr. James Andrews will repair three ligaments in Culpepper's right knee. The rehabilitation is expected to take six to nine months.

    Tice ruled out cornerback Fred Smoot (collarbone) and running back Moe Williams (knee/back) for Sunday's game.

    Running back Mewelde Moore passed an important test in Thursday's physical practice and appears in line to retain his starting spot. But given Michael Bennett's 106 yards rushing against Detroit, Tice probably would not hesitate to pull Moore if he struggles or starts slowly.

    Moore and Bennett split repetitions with the first-string offense the past two days. Moore is practicing with a brace on his wrist, but he hopes to play without one Sunday.

    Rookie receiver Troy Williamson returned to practice after missing Wednesday's workout with an illness.

    Briefly: Tice said veteran defensive end Lance Johnstone was far more effective after ditching a harness he had been wearing to protect a shoulder injury.

    • Tice will be the honorary commissioner at the Special Olympics draft party Tuesday.

    • Linebacker Napoleon Harris returned to practice after attending a funeral Wednesday.

    Sean Jensen can be reached at [email protected]

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    Re: Tice is honorary commissioner for Special Olympics...

    you sure you don't mean he is in the special olympics?

    There s only two things stopping you - fear and common sense!! The Truth you CAN"T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!

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    i hope the 3-4 is effective enough to stop Tiki if that is what we in fact end up doing. i know we were very effective against the run while we were in the 3-4 but Tiki is a very gifted running back and has great games against us.

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    Congrats on the 1.7 G for mnvikes61 and the .7 G for tarkenton10 (The REAL Tarkenton...according to UTFO)!!!
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    "cajunvike" wrote:
    Congrats on the 1.7 G for mnvikes61 and the .7 G for tarkenton10 (The REAL Tarkenton...according to UTFO)!!!
    thanks cajun just following your lead :grin:

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    haha thats hillarious!!

























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    He's the perfect guy to be the honorary commissioner! He's living proof that the mentally handicapped CAN be successful enough to become an NFL coach!


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