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by mansquatch
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Offseason Thoughts on Our NFC Compatriots
Replies: 14
Views: 225

Re: Offseason Thoughts on Our NFC Compatriots

808vikingsfan wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:01 pm
I think I would put NYG and DET above CHI. Maybe even TB.
I'm not sold on DET, but I agree on the Giants. Curious to see what happens with their defense. TB still needs to prove it. They were supposed to be a darling last year, yet the completely fell apart.
by mansquatch
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Offseason Thoughts on Our NFC Compatriots
Replies: 14
Views: 225

Re: Offseason Thoughts on Our NFC Compatriots

Our veteran defense is certainly an early season advantage when offenses are less crisp. I think facing Green Bay early is helpful in this regard also. Obviously this assumes we stay healthy. In general by week 6 we'll have an idea of who is who. There will likely be a team playing a soft schedule t...
by mansquatch
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Offseason Thoughts on Our NFC Compatriots
Replies: 14
Views: 225

Re: Offseason Thoughts on Our NFC Compatriots

I would keep in mind that all three of the top NFC teams: Eagles, Vikings, and Rams played fluffy schedules last year. Of the three we probably had the toughest road, playing the NFC S. I agree on the Rams as being poised for a slump, but I think it has more to do with Goff and a 1st place schedule....
by mansquatch
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Total Access - Film Breakdown of Kirk Cousins
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Total Access - Film Breakdown of Kirk Cousins

There is a reason I take a break from football after the Draft. This is the time of the year where the sports media feels an irrepressible need to justify it's existence and thus makes crap up so it can talk about football when there is barely anything football related going on. Unless a report come...
by mansquatch
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Total Access - Film Breakdown of Kirk Cousins
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Total Access - Film Breakdown of Kirk Cousins

Last season the Redskins line was a total dumpster fire due to multiple injuries. Their horror show was quite similar to what we experienced in 2016. So similar if fact, they started a familiar face at tackle: TJ Clemmings. In addition they boasted the 5th worst rushing offense in the league, averag...
by mansquatch
Tue May 29, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: What is your minimum definition of success for the 2018-19 season?
Replies: 23
Views: 860

Re: What is your minimum definition of success for the 2018-19 season?

I get the angst. I just refuse to court it. We get to enjoy the football season once a year. I'm not going to let the lack of a SB win ruin what should be an otherwise enjoyable part of the fall/early winter. There is enough crap in life to be upset about. I refuse to allow football to be in that ca...
by mansquatch
Tue May 29, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: What is your minimum definition of success for the 2018-19 season?
Replies: 23
Views: 860

Re: What is your minimum definition of success for the 2018-19 season?

This question underscores the biggest difference in attitude I have from many Vikings fans. To me, last year was a smashing success. We were coming off an incredibly disappointing 8-8 season that we had started 5-0. We lost our starting quarterback and promising running back. Yet we went 13-3 and h...
by mansquatch
Mon May 21, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: What is your minimum definition of success for the 2018-19 season?
Replies: 23
Views: 860

Re: What is your minimum definition of success for the 2018-19 season?

Assuming they do not get bit by the injury bug, this roster should be back in the NFCCG. As of today we are still a top 3 team in the NFC. (I'm sure the Packers will be the favorites to win the division again.)
by mansquatch
Mon May 21, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Dalvin Cook breakdown and expectations
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Dalvin Cook breakdown and expectations

Murray was pretty good for us down the stretch last year. It took him about half the season to find his stride though. No reason to not expect him to continue the trend in 2018. The bigger question is who will replace McKinnon as the change of pace / skat type guy. Hopefully it will be Cook.
by mansquatch
Thu May 17, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Vikings Draft Picks
Replies: 254
Views: 9156

Re: Vikings Draft Picks

If it can remain healthy, this roster has the ability to beat every single team on the schedule whether it is home or away. The Defense is so good, it will keep them in most, if not all games. However, at this stage in Zimmer's time here, we should expect that there will be 2-3 games where the team ...
by mansquatch
Wed May 16, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Vikings Draft Picks
Replies: 254
Views: 9156

Re: Vikings Draft Picks

To add on to the "what if he flops" discussion: If he flops because he blows an ACL or they team gets hit with the injury bug, then I think they all survive. If he comes out and just sucks then it would be a different story. But I really can't see why that would happen? There is plenty of film on Co...
by mansquatch
Tue May 15, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Vikings Draft Picks
Replies: 254
Views: 9156

Re: Vikings Draft Picks

I doubt his job is tagged to Cousins. That line of thinking has been used with Ponder, with Teddy, etc. Last year there was talk of it being tagged to the OL. IMO, I do not think any of us really know what his job is tagged to. I say that because none of us have come up with a clear model to compare...
by mansquatch
Tue May 15, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Vikings Draft Picks
Replies: 254
Views: 9156

Re: Vikings Draft Picks

Yes, you missed the fact that they haven't had a good offensive line in a decade, and have a very poor track record of addressing the position successfully. The moves they made last year worked relatively well, but even those were born of desperation because of how badly they had addressed the posi...
by mansquatch
Tue May 15, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Vikings Draft Picks
Replies: 254
Views: 9156

Re: Vikings Draft Picks

Over the years, he's shown a strong willingness to settle for mediocrity or worse at guard so I believe his track record makes a rather compelling case. I think it's likely we're seeing a specific philosophy at work rather than a general philosophy. A GM who doesn't believe guard is a position wort...
by mansquatch
Tue May 15, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Vikings Draft Picks
Replies: 254
Views: 9156

Re: Vikings Draft Picks

Just to be clear, when I said we didn't need a tackle that was with Remmers at RT. The tackles were picked over, and the Guards were still available. My statement is about selecting a guard because that is what had the highest upside of what was left. Bench strength is about upper body strength. Bl...