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    Potential starters make for some exciting competition

    [size=13pt]Potential starters make for some exciting competition as Vikings training camp nears[/size]

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    With the addition and subtraction of several players this offseason, the starting lineup of the Minnesota Vikings for the 2009 season is sure to look a little different. On both offense and defense, some new faces (rather, new numbers) will be visible on the field. Let's take a look at the potential impact of them as we wind down toward training camp....

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    Re: Potential starters make for some exciting competition


    Competition at camp only improve's the team, it demands 100% effort, and make's for some tuff decisions on the final roster. Harvin, and Loadholt are probably going to be starters, add in a vet QB, the return of EJ, and it looks like a championship team in the making. Every year I get fired up for TC, and this year has a bigger buzz than usual, and I am as opptimistic as ever.....These purple shade's are pretty far out man.
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    Re: Potential starters make for some exciting competition

    That is one tall offensive line.
    We'll need to start targeting 6'8" QB's just to see over them.
    We appear to have upped our plowing ability and should be even stronger in the running game.

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    Re: Potential starters make for some exciting competition

    Whoa.
    Looky what I found.
    Somebody else thinks there was more to blame than the QB for our playoff loss:

    Overrated: C Matt Birk. Put on the tape of him playing for the Vikings in the playoffs last January and try to tell me he's not overrated.

    Minnesota Vikings
    Overrated: QB Brett Favre. Hey, he's coming. And he isn't the answer to this team's troubles.

    Underrated: LB Chad Greenway. He made a huge improvement in 2008 and showed why he was a first-round pick. He has a lot of versatility.
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/11916896
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    Re: Potential starters make for some exciting competition

    "mountainviking" wrote:
    Whoa.
    Looky what I found.
    Somebody else thinks there was more to blame than the QB for our playoff loss:

    Overrated: C Matt Birk. Put on the tape of him playing for the Vikings in the playoffs last January and try to tell me he's not overrated.

    Minnesota Vikings
    Overrated: QB Brett Favre. Hey, he's coming. And he isn't the answer to this team's troubles.

    Underrated: LB Chad Greenway. He made a huge improvement in 2008 and showed why he was a first-round pick. He has a lot of versatility.
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/11916896
    Of course, Birk snapping the ball at TJ's feet didn't help.
    I bet had he not done that, his name wouldn't be mentioned here.

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    Re: Potential starters make for some exciting competition

    "mountainviking" wrote:
    Whoa.
    Looky what I found.
    Somebody else thinks there was more to blame than the QB for our playoff loss:

    Overrated: C Matt Birk. Put on the tape of him playing for the Vikings in the playoffs last January and try to tell me he's not overrated.

    Minnesota Vikings
    Overrated: QB Brett Favre. Hey, he's coming. And he isn't the answer to this team's troubles.

    Underrated: LB Chad Greenway. He made a huge improvement in 2008 and showed why he was a first-round pick. He has a lot of versatility.
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/11916896
    I think there were several other players that also didn't play well too.
    Does that somehow excuse TJ's poor performance?
    "He sucked too" is a child making excuses, I doubt TJ did it.
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    Re: Potential starters make for some exciting competition

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "mountainviking" wrote:
    Whoa.
    Looky what I found.
    Somebody else thinks there was more to blame than the QB for our playoff loss:

    Overrated: C Matt Birk. Put on the tape of him playing for the Vikings in the playoffs last January and try to tell me he's not overrated.

    Minnesota Vikings
    Overrated: QB Brett Favre. Hey, he's coming. And he isn't the answer to this team's troubles.

    Underrated: LB Chad Greenway. He made a huge improvement in 2008 and showed why he was a first-round pick. He has a lot of versatility.
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/11916896
    Of course, Birk snapping the ball at TJ's feet didn't help.
    I bet had he not done that, his name wouldn't be mentioned here.
    Or a QB being able to handle a low snap, which does happen. blah blah blah, there are several ways to spin it one way or another.

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    Re: Potential starters make for some exciting competition

    "Garland" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "mountainviking" wrote:
    Whoa.
    Looky what I found.
    Somebody else thinks there was more to blame than the QB for our playoff loss:

    Overrated: C Matt Birk. Put on the tape of him playing for the Vikings in the playoffs last January and try to tell me he's not overrated.

    Minnesota Vikings
    Overrated: QB Brett Favre. Hey, he's coming. And he isn't the answer to this team's troubles.

    Underrated: LB Chad Greenway. He made a huge improvement in 2008 and showed why he was a first-round pick. He has a lot of versatility.
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/11916896
    Of course, Birk snapping the ball at TJ's feet didn't help.
    I bet had he not done that, his name wouldn't be mentioned here.
    Or a QB being able to handle a low snap, which does happen. blah blah blah, there are several ways to spin it one way or another.
    a snap that bounced off the ground?
    You can't blame that one on TJ, that's nobody's fault but Birks.
    That wasn't a poor snap, that was an awful snap.

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    Re: Potential starters make for some exciting competition

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "mountainviking" wrote:
    Whoa.
    Looky what I found.
    Somebody else thinks there was more to blame than the QB for our playoff loss:

    Overrated: C Matt Birk. Put on the tape of him playing for the Vikings in the playoffs last January and try to tell me he's not overrated.

    Minnesota Vikings
    Overrated: QB Brett Favre. Hey, he's coming. And he isn't the answer to this team's troubles.

    Underrated: LB Chad Greenway. He made a huge improvement in 2008 and showed why he was a first-round pick. He has a lot of versatility.
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/11916896
    Of course, Birk snapping the ball at TJ's feet didn't help.
    I bet had he not done that, his name wouldn't be mentioned here.


    I bet you would

    Did u see us not picking up blocks in the middle

    It was horrible

    Right up the A gap

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    Re: Potential starters make for some exciting competition

    "SamOchoCinco" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "mountainviking" wrote:
    Whoa.
    Looky what I found.
    Somebody else thinks there was more to blame than the QB for our playoff loss:

    Overrated: C Matt Birk. Put on the tape of him playing for the Vikings in the playoffs last January and try to tell me he's not overrated.

    Minnesota Vikings
    Overrated: QB Brett Favre. Hey, he's coming. And he isn't the answer to this team's troubles.

    Underrated: LB Chad Greenway. He made a huge improvement in 2008 and showed why he was a first-round pick. He has a lot of versatility.
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/11916896
    Of course, Birk snapping the ball at TJ's feet didn't help.
    I bet had he not done that, his name wouldn't be mentioned here.


    I bet you would

    Did u see us not picking up blocks in the middle

    It was horrible

    Right up the A gap
    and the average football watcher doesn't notice that.
    If I were to break down that game, The three things I would contribute to that in no particular order was:

    1. TJ's poor performance
    2. OL as a whole's poor performance.
    They played a very complex blitzing Philly D that has given many teams fits, not just ours.
    It was actually Hutch that got manhandled and pushed into TJ on that interception at the end.
    3. Sharper coming out of the game and Tyrell being forced in the lineup.

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