Thread: Draft OL in first round!
Draft OL in first round!Originally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1094531
The Vikings are expected to move away from the West Coast offense under new offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, according to Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500 Twin Cities.
Adam Caplan of Fox Sports expressed a similar sentiment in a Thursday chat. Musgrave noted at his introductory press conference that he would keep elements of the WCO intact, but he's expected to mimic Mike Mularkey's Atlanta offense, incorporating more of a deep passing game to complement a strong ground attack. Kevin Kolb won't be a good fit in Minnesota because he's more of a system QB in need of the West Coast scheme.
04-24-2011, 10:23 PM #12
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Draft OL in first round!Originally Posted by "Purple Floyd" #1094536
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04-25-2011, 02:50 AM #13
Draft OL in first round!Originally Posted by "skum" #1094538
04-25-2011, 12:41 PM #14
Re: Draft OL in first round!Originally Posted by "singersp" #1094509
The ZB scheme supports the running game, when we pass protected we did a more traditional "Hat on a Hat" / "Man up" scheme.
Your beef, at least the way I take it is that you don't think we draft OLmen high enough when in fact if you look across the board, our OLmen have all been drafted pretty high and blame it on the players when in fact the ZB scheme has worked pretty well.
What I don't think has worked is the adjustments between the two schemes especially if they had a run play called coming out of the huddle and switched it to a passing play at the line.
By the way, were our lineman were drafted at.
Big Mac - 1rst
Hutch - 1rst Round
Sully - 6th Rnd
Herrera - UDFA
Load - 2n Round
By the way, glad to see a post out of you my friend. Your inputs have been missed.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
04-25-2011, 12:45 PM #15
Re: Draft OL in first round!Originally Posted by "kevoncox" #1094474
Our OL play also sucked because of all the injuries.
There is a reason why the OLmen don't shift players like the DL, WR's, LB'rs, TE's etc. Consistency + Familiarization = success.
My guess, if all of the starters come back and play the full season, you will see line play that will support an offensive output like we saw in 2009.
By the way, even with all the crappy ass backups (Singers opinion of them) we still finished about in the middle of the pack when it came to ranking the OL.
Some might even to go as far as to say the OL play wasn't as bad as some on here seem to really think it was even though they are the first to admit they don't have a clue about OL play. :PMany many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
04-25-2011, 12:50 PM #16
Re: Draft OL in first round!Originally Posted by "Mr Anderson" #1094480
Although alot of people are down on him but I think he and Cook did a nice job in the middle after they got a couple of starts under their belt.
Another year of coaching, watching and learning, from the bench (like he is supposed to do) will go along way in his development. If he is forced to come in, again, like last year, I think he will do fine.
Tackle, now thats another story.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
04-25-2011, 03:35 PM #17
Re: Draft OL in first round!Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1094553
Some lines are good at run blocking, some at pass blocking, and some at both.
Ours is pretty good at run blocking but a little weak up the middle. Affecting that is Peterson not following his blocks.
But the lines weakness last year was pass blocking. They went from 1st rated the year before to tied for 20th in giving up sacks. Stats from NFLN.
Was it all due to the QB? No. But the QB was terrible last year and played a role.
It was plain to see the pass blocking improved when Sullivan was healthy, although Cook looked pretty good at center.
Sullivan gets pushed back into the pocket a little more than I would like to see but we were way worse with Cooper in there.
Herrera didn't look as good last year when he was playing. Maybe he was playing injured.
I think the primary problem was due to injury.
If Musgrave wants to go to a more vertical game, this unit will need to stay healthy.
I expect to see an O-lineman taken, but not until the later rounds.“What takes a quarterback to the next level is not arm strength or mobility or any of that stuff. It’s the ability to play on critical downs. Manage third downs, or red zones or four-minute or two-minute situations"
04-25-2011, 03:42 PM #18
Re: Draft OL in first round!Originally Posted by "jargomcfargo" #1094581Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
04-25-2011, 04:00 PM #19
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Re: Draft OL in first round!Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1094553I am NOT here to provide good football insight or rational observations. I am an emotional 19 year old Viking fan and I expect you to adjust your expectations from my posts.
04-25-2011, 04:06 PM #20
Re: Draft OL in first round!Originally Posted by "12purplepride28" #1094587Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
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