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Post by Nunin » Wed May 17, 2017 8:05 am

Mothman wrote: I don't remember that one but it sounds like a Millard incident. :)
I searched and searched...apparently there was no internet back then.
Maybe someone here remembers, I'm convinced it was Kramer.
There certainly where a few drunken Viking stories on the web.
It must be those cold winters up there ;)
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Post by Cliff » Wed May 17, 2017 8:55 am

Jim, tell me more about The Millard Incident, what's your favorite song by them?
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Re: Did you know? Since the NFL went to 16 Games in ’78,

Post by Mothman » Wed May 17, 2017 9:25 am

Cliff wrote:Jim, tell me more about The Millard Incident, what's your favorite song by them?
:lol:

"Destroy All Quarterbacks".
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Cliff wrote:Jim, tell me more about The Millard Incident, what's your favorite song by them?
'I Strongly Dislike Cop Cars' is mine.
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Re: Did you know? Since the NFL went to 16 Games in ’78,

Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed May 17, 2017 5:01 pm

Nunin wrote:...apparently there was no internet back then.
Lol...

Did he and Doleman both finish with 20 sacks one year?
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Post by 808vikingsfan » Wed May 17, 2017 5:42 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote: Lol...

Did he and Doleman both finish with 20 sacks one year?
Close.
In 1989, each if the front 4 almost had double digit sacks.
Doleman 21
Millard 18
Noga 11.5
Thomas 8

That was a fun year.
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Re: Did you know? Since the NFL went to 16 Games in ’78,

Post by S197 » Wed May 17, 2017 7:35 pm

808vikingsfan wrote: Close.
In 1989, each if the front 4 almost had double digit sacks.
Doleman 21
Millard 18
Noga 11.5
Thomas 8

That was a fun year.
That's insane. Up until a few years ago I'd see Al Noga fairly regularly playing pickup basketball at UH. He's still jacked.
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Re: Did you know? Since the NFL went to 16 Games in ’78,

Post by Laserman » Wed May 17, 2017 9:17 pm

Whew Doleman and Millard . What a pair they were
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Re: Did you know? Since the NFL went to 16 Games in ’78,

Post by 808vikingsfan » Wed May 17, 2017 11:19 pm

Here's the rest of the league (QBs that started 16 games)
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Re: Did you know? Since the NFL went to 16 Games in ’78,

Post by CbusVikesFan » Thu May 18, 2017 2:33 pm

Nunin wrote: 'I Strongly Dislike Cop Cars' is mine.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by mansquatch » Thu May 18, 2017 3:16 pm

808vikingsfan wrote:Here's the rest of the league (QBs that started 16 games)
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It is my opinion that this ultimately points to the question of whether getting the Franchise QB is skill or luck? I would argue strongly that it is the latter and that our friends to the East are the luckiest of them all, not just in getting two, but getting them back to back. It could be worse. Look at the AFC. In past 16 seasons only once has a QB not named Ben, Tom, or Peyton won the AFCCG.

Another observation: Going through the whole list, most of the QBs with many 16 season starts are not SB winners, so in that respect this graphic on it's own is not an indication of championship potential. Consider that the much maligned Saints are on this list at #3 and have only one championship despite the 3rd highest total and only 1 behind #2. GB, with it's vaunted 26 seasons, only had 2 championships in that time. (they went to a 3rd and lost.) Conversely, arguably four of the most storied of NFL franchises make up the bottom third in PIT, DAL, SF, and OAK.

One thing I ponder is whether the QB stats are a result of many great passers or a result of lower overall league quality defenses? I'm not sure of the answer there, just something to think about. When you look at stats on a game by game basis it is obvious that many teams feast on meager opposition before hitting a hard wall in the playoffs when they face more well constructed teams. Last season the most obvious example of this was DAL, they feasted on a soft schedule and a dysfunctional division before having their defense deservedly exposed in the playoffs when they finally played an elite passer.

A question to consider is how the QB being a matter of luck affect the analysis of the whether or not a GM is successful. The reality to me is that the majority of NFL franchises field flawed rosters in one way or another. Few are complete and balanced and even then, those that are need the luck of at least a competent passer to win it all. Jim Harbaugh 49ers and current KC Chiefs are examples teams being very good to great everywhere except where it mattered most. It is thus no surprise that KC drafted a QB in this draft. They know where they need juice to get over the playoff hump.
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