Bears @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 17

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Re: Bears @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 17

Post by S197 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:49 pm

Perfect start to 2017, hopefully a better season next year. Happy new year VMB!
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Re: Bears @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 17

Post by soflavike » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:52 pm

Well, that's a wrap, folks! 8-8 after a 5-0 start. Kind of a tough pill.

We're Vikings fans... we are a brotherhood of pain, we are used to bitter disappointment, but we know that, some day, we will reign victorious. (Hopefully before I kick the bucket.)

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Re: Bears @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 17

Post by Bigwehrm » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:08 pm

Think about this. Terrell Pryor has 1000 receiving yards this year. For the Browns for the freeking Browns! And we can't get one guy in 7 years. Wow our offense needs an infusion of playmakers or something.
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Re: Bears @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 17

Post by TSonn » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:10 pm

Bigwehrm wrote:Think about this. Terrell Pryor has 1000 receiving yards this year. For the Browns for the freeking Browns! And we can't get one guy in 7 years. Wow our offense needs an infusion of playmakers or something.
We had two guys with 900 yards this year. We have the playmakers but not that alpha dog.
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Post by TSonn » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:10 pm

Think Rashod Hill gets a higher PFF grade today than Clemmings had all season? I do!
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Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:26 pm

Good to finish with a win. At least we hurt Philly a little bit today.

Unfortunate season. It is going to be a long offseason.

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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:18 am

Just re-watched the game on game-pass.

Couple takeaways:

-Eric Kendricks might be the most underrated player on this defense. That kid is an absolute beast and as good as any MLB can come IMO.

-One of the best plays all day: the heady play Barr made to spring Everson for a TD.

-Hill looked pretty solid. Much better than Clemmings ever has. He does a good job of squaring up to the rusher and keeping good balance. Seems to have a fairly quick kick-slide to get out on the faster guys. Definitely promising to see.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:56 am

Did Greenway retire?

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Re: Bears @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 17

Post by RFIP » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:59 am

TSonn wrote:Think Rashod Hill gets a higher PFF grade today than Clemmings had all season? I do!

I just checked PFF and I actually graded out higher than TJ Turnstyle... :appl:
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Post by PsyDanny » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:37 am

PurpleMustReign wrote:Did Greenway retire?

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Last I heard, he was going to "take some time", but I suspect he will.
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Post by Purple Reign » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:36 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote:Holy crap, that was a wild play! Did you guys see Barr bat it forward? That was sweet!
We got away with that one, it should have been a penalty as a loose ball can not be batted:

It is an illegal bat if:

— a. any player bats or punches a loose ball in the field of play toward his opponent's goal line

Note that it doesn't say that it has to be intentional. By definition, it should have been a penalty.
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Re: Bears @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 17

Post by Purple Reign » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:44 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote:Just re-watched the game on game-pass.

Couple takeaways:

-Eric Kendricks might be the most underrated player on this defense. That kid is an absolute beast and as good as any MLB can come IMO.

-One of the best plays all day: the heady play Barr made to spring Everson for a TD.

-Hill looked pretty solid. Much better than Clemmings ever has. He does a good job of squaring up to the rusher and keeping good balance. Seems to have a fairly quick kick-slide to get out on the faster guys. Definitely promising to see.
I don't think you would be saying that if they had called it a penalty like it should have. As I pointed out already, it is illegal to bat a loose ball. If they had called it then the Bears would have retained possession since the Bears were last to have possession when the penalty occurred. If that had happened (as it should have according to the rules) people would be calling it a bone-head play.
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Re: Bears @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 17

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:06 pm

Biggest disappointments this year, other then chocking after going 5-0, was Barr.
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Re: Bears @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 17

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:16 pm

Purple Reign wrote: We got away with that one, it should have been a penalty as a loose ball can not be batted:

It is an illegal bat if:

— a. any player bats or punches a loose ball in the field of play toward his opponent's goal line

Note that it doesn't say that it has to be intentional. By definition, it should have been a penalty.
Considering how the referees were letting both teams get away with just about anything they wanted to do, I'm not surprised it wasn't called. I guess that's what happens in meaningless Week 17 games. Give those refs truth serum, and I'm pretty sure they'd be saying, "Well, they don't pay us by the hour." :lol:
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Re: Bears @ Vikings Game Day Discussion Thread -- Week 17

Post by Purple Reign » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:34 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote: Considering how the referees were letting both teams get away with just about anything they wanted to do, I'm not surprised it wasn't called. I guess that's what happens in meaningless Week 17 games. Give those refs truth serum, and I'm pretty sure they'd be saying, "Well, they don't pay us by the hour." :lol:
I guess it just bugs me when people praise a player for doing something that is illegal (and I'm not talking about something like holding a receiver to prevent a td which could be considered a smart play). Just because it wasn't called a penalty doesn't make it a 'smart' play. Either Barr doesn't know the rule, or if he does, he did it anyway which makes it a bone-headed play. It worked out since it wasn't called, but it wasn't a 'smart' play on Barr's part.
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