Do people realize just how bad that ypc average is? The last time a team averaged less than 3 yards per carry in a season was 1994, when the Patriots averaged 2.8. The Vikes really do need to get their running game going to take some pressure off the passing game.Along with Boone, several other Minnesota offensive linemen have said they must help Bradford with improved pass protection. Johnson and fellow receiver Adam Thielen said they must get open more.
Bradford, though, says there are things he must do better.
“Obviously, there were times I could have gotten it out quicker,” he said of his first return to Philadelphia since his Sept. 3 trade from the Eagles. “I think when you look at it, it’s all of us. I’ve got to find ways to get the ball out.”
Of Bradford’s four fumbles, the Eagles recovered two in the first half and the Vikings recovered two in the second half. Bradford said he should have held onto the final two.
“(I) can be better with two hands on it, especially in traffic,” Bradford said. “At that point in the game, I realize that we had seen quite a bit of pressure in the middle. …I have to be more aware of my surrounding, keeping two hands on it and making sure that it’s secure when I’m in the pocket.”
There is one area, though, in which Bradford says he really does need some help. The Vikings are 31st out of 32 NFL teams with an average of 74.3 yards rushing per game, and have a paltry average of 2.6 yards per carry.
Bradford's right in saying he needs to show better pocket awareness than he showed on Sunday too. I suspect he will...