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by Spiny Norman
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: half praise
Replies: 0
Views: 71

half praise

NBC's Scott Bair says Vikes are "maybe the best in the NFC" also "most complete" team. Yet he ranks them #3. What was the thing Rodney Dangerfield always used to say?
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: 2018 Offseason Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 8556

Re: 2018 Offseason Thread

While I agree that we should not draft a QB (unless someone falls like Rodgers or Teddy did), I disagree with your use of Eli. While he wasn't technically drafted by the Giants, he essentially was. The Giants drafted Rivers and then traded the Chargers for Eli 10 minutes later. Eli didn't even put ...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: 2018 Offseason Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 8556

Re: 2018 Offseason Thread

Outperformed, and it was because of solid cores on both sides of the ball. What does 2018 look like from here? Opening lines are out for '18 over/under team wins, and the Vikes are tied-5th, 9.5 wins but a stronger upside than other 9.5-ers. What we know now, is that we'll still have a great defense...
by Spiny Norman
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Hey Viking fans
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Hey Viking fans

I hate New England. Seeing Minny win it would be way better. Yeah, gakk, this is tough to say, but when the Jackers won the SB i was at least glad that it was our North. Eww, that still tastes like oil in my mouth, but next year you get Aaron back and we'll make this a proper contest for the soul o...
by Spiny Norman
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Would you rather...
Replies: 9
Views: 1319

Re: Would you rather...

We could lose, but this squad is too good for that kind of loss. More and more, it's looking like the Vikings will go up by 10 and then reap the rewards a panicky PHI offense deals out. It's a runaway, 37 to 16, going from 9 to 16 in the final garbage minutes. Eagles will try to strike deep on a co...
by Spiny Norman
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Vikes open as 3 point favorites in Philly.
Replies: 93
Views: 6200

Re: Vikes open as 3 point favorites in Philly.

PacificNorseWest wrote:...a defense that thrives on team speed.
Seems like our DEF relies more on technical skill than speed, witness Xavier being off-WR on Kamara's TD, yet forcing a Saints 4th with precision.
by Spiny Norman
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: 2018 Vikes
Replies: 0
Views: 395

2018 Vikes

Not looking past the Iggles and that bowlgame thing which happens in 14 days. But have to be pragmatic. Because i'm a Vikings fan, you know what it's like. We might take the Lombo this year, we really could. But if we don't, you know, it could be worse. Whatever the outcome this title tilt, it's bee...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: How much is Case Keenum worth?
Replies: 53
Views: 2430

Re: How much is Case Keenum worth?

Then there is a broader group who could become the next generation of elite QBs, Wilson, Stafford, Garopollo, Watson, Cousins, Carr, Newton, Ryan, Winston, etc. Case Keenum will undoubtedly be revealed over time to be better than a good swath of this list. Its a list based in large part on potentia...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: How much is Case Keenum worth?
Replies: 53
Views: 2430

Re: How much is Case Keenum worth?

Excellent post. No less we get Dalvin back next year with an already good stable of RBs in place. We have the WRs already. Honestly, on offense, I'd like to look for a guard, maybe 2, a TE because Rudy is starting to get up there and a young QB Exactly right. I'd spend picks 1 & 2 on OL, 3rd rounde...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: What's your story?
Replies: 51
Views: 2950

Re: What's your story?

Grew to the age of football-awareness in California, liked the Raiders as bad boys and the Rams as a class act, Dad's a Redskins fan, no idea why. But it's the basic story of adolescence and sports greatness. In those days the top franchises were the Vikings and the Steelers, one or both on TV every...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: How much is Case Keenum worth?
Replies: 53
Views: 2430

Re: How much is Case Keenum worth?

Consistency. That's what Case Keenum gives you, stability and competence. We've had QBs with brilliance in short bursts, or ones with a certain situational advantage. Daunte was a mobile mountain making the short running game still an option with an empty backfield. Cunningham was a gazelle-legged s...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Right Team, Right Time. - by Case Keenum
Replies: 32
Views: 2082

Re: Right Team, Right Time. - by Case Keenum

J. Kapp 11 wrote:Buffalo Right, 7 Heaven. That was the play call from Pat Shurmur. It's one I'll never forget.
Wow, Buffalo finally won a playoff game! :?
by Spiny Norman
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: proper celebration
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: proper celebration

Dames wrote:Great read! I wish I could enjoy that bottle with you!
:pour: Happy to share, c'mon over I'm in Rochester... but not the one in MN unfortunately. Wish I was, reading people's reports of the atmo in M/SP last night was great, the fan reaction vids on youtube also made my eyes wet, all over again!
by Spiny Norman
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Divisional Round Game Thread: Vikes-Saints
Replies: 524
Views: 12500

Re: Divisional Round Game Thread: Vikes-Saints

I agree 100%. The only thing I would say he could have done differently is his timing. He was there early. Also, why were no Saints deeper than that? How was no one guarding the goal line? That's the point, they were fixated on the sideline (as were the Vikes) and completely disregarded the possibi...
by Spiny Norman
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Vikings Talk
Topic: Divisional Round Game Thread: Vikes-Saints
Replies: 524
Views: 12500

Re: Divisional Round Game Thread: Vikes-Saints

Important thing to recognize is that Marcus Williams of the Saints did nothing wrong. To the untrained eye, it might look like his coverage gave up a TD, an easy scapegoat for anyone gullible enough to believe in such a creature's existence. But this was no fault of Marcus Williams, rather it was a ...