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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by Maelstrom88 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:55 pm

Texas Vike wrote:Wouldn't it be "tits" if we got through pre-season without any major injuries?
He He Totally
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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by S197 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:10 pm

halfgiz wrote:I'm not impressed with Saprano at all.
You can only expect so much from a "waste management consultant." Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by S197 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:24 pm

This pretty much sums up my thoughts on the game, courtesy of the Dailynorseman:
Buy/Sell

Buy: The offensive line will be better. The sacks on the first two series were frustrating, but I did think they got better as the game progressed. There were several instances where Sam had a very clean pocket to throw the ball, and the up and down night from the o-line was a lot like we witnessed in Mankato. I think the players they have to work with are better, and I’m not going to freak over one pre-season game. No, it wasn’t what we hoped, but if you look a little deeper, you can see a respectable line forming.

Sell: Mike Remmers is as bad as anything the Vikings had last year. Remmers gave up a bad sack, but it wasn’t a full on jailbreak off the right side the whole time he was in. I’m just not gonna pull the plug after one sack, in one series, in the first pre-season game.

Buy: Case Keenum is the clear number two quarterback. If there was any lingering doubt about who Sam’s backup was going to be to start the season, it pretty much ended faster than Johnny Manziel’s career last night. Keenum was far and away the better quarterback between him and Heinicke last night, and barring something completely unforeseen at this point, we can put this competition to bed.

Sell: The Vikings don’t need Teddy Bridgewater this year. That said, a healthy Teddy Bridgewater is miles better than either Kennum or Heinicke, and the quicker he can get back on the active roster, the better off I’ll feel about things going forward. Oh, this is probably a disclaimer I’ll need to add as well: No, I don’t want Sam to get hurt. He’s the starter, but if something does happen, I’d much rather have a healthy Teddy trotting out to the huddle more than anyone else.

Buy: Overall, I was disappointed. Yes, last night could have been better. I was really hoping to see an crisp, efficient offense when the first team was on the field, and we didn’t see that. I was hoping to see a dominant run defense, and we didn’t see that, either. The second half was entertaining, though, as some young guys really flashed some potential, and hey, the Vikings won.

Sell: The season is over. There’s a lot of work to do to get ready for the season opener against the Saints, but the over reactions by a percentage of the fan base for the first pre-season game border on the ridiculous. Keep in mind that both teams are just playing basic concepts, and it was the first live game action in seven months. That said, I’d really like to see an improvement on both sides of the ball, just because it’s a lot more fun watching a good offense and good defense together.
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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by 720pete » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:15 pm

S197 wrote:This pretty much sums up my thoughts on the game, courtesy of the Dailynorseman:
This guy must have been reading VMB!

Who is this other kicker we have on the team? Does he have a chance at supplanting KF?
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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by S197 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:38 pm

720pete wrote: This guy must have been reading VMB!

Who is this other kicker we have on the team? Does he have a chance at supplanting KF?
Marshall Koehn. He seems to have a stronger leg than Forbath. In terms of accuracy, they've been pretty close in camp so I would say it's still an open battle.
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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by 808vikingsfan » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:57 am

Pondering Her Percy wrote: But like I said above, first team offenses and defenses aren't going to reveal a ton. It's a very basic playbook that I'm sure they are using. So I honestly take it with a grain of salt.

On a positive note, I got to meet Spielman at the game last night!! As well as Andre Patterson, Adam Zimmer, Ben Leber, Wobby, etc. My buddy that lives in buffalo landed us 2 pregame field passes. Probably one of the coolest experiences of my life. I would upload the picks but I'm not sure how to
Wow. Cool!
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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by 808vikingsfan » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:20 am

The most disappointing thing I saw was Heinicke. I thought he was going to play better. Maybe it was just being out for a year but he made terrible decisions throughout the game.

A few observations:
Defense played well on 3rd down.
Robinson and Wilson looked good. So did Gideon. Really like the LBs.
I thought the online had a good push on their first possession.
I haven't given up on Clemmings. I think he'll do much better at guard. He'll be a solid backup imo.
Really like how Coley looks.
DT position is really deep. Will be sad to see any of them cut.
Miss seeing Patterson at KR and Gunner.


Overall, I couldn't help but feel disappointed after the game. It would have been nice to see a smooth td drive by the first team and not see the Bills have such an easy time running against the first team d.
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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by dead_poet » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:52 am

808vikingsfan wrote:I haven't given up on Clemmings. I think he'll do much better at guard. He'll be a solid backup imo.
https://twitter.com/Luke_Spinman/status ... 8029889536
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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by S197 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:55 pm

Maybe they should try him at FB, he does a good job of shedding tacklers and got like 5 yards on that dive.
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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by jackal » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:26 pm

I would never say four games especially with an
easy schedule but I will admit this OL showed me
nothing that makes think it's good enough to be
a great NFL team, at all
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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by 808vikingsfan » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:15 am

If you watch the clip below (from the link), he did a good job taking his man out. I'm sure other players had good and bad plays in that game.
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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by 808vikingsfan » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:41 am

808vikingsfan wrote: If you watch the clip below (from the link), he did a good job taking his man out. I'm sure other players had good and bad plays in that game.

Looks like I'm not in the minority (maybe just here)

Clemmings last game
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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by Maelstrom88 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:13 pm

dead_poet wrote:Nice further analysis of the game:

http://www.mnvikingscorner.com/2017/08/ ... ref=tw&m=1
Thanks for sharing! I bookmarked that website.
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