WEEK 8: Minnesota Vikings @ Cleveland Browns Discussion

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Re: WEEK 8: Minnesota Vikings @ Cleveland Browns Discussion

Post by Texas Vike » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:39 pm

DK Sweets wrote: If it was me I would eat a big meal and try to nap around 10. Wake up at 1:30 and get a good pregame buzz going.

With it being 9:30 for me, I'm just gonna have whisky for breakfast :thumbsup:

Good to see you back, DK.

This would be a good week for bloody Marys.

9:30 for me too; I personally love that. doesn't take my whole day and I'm an early riser anyways.
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Re: WEEK 8: Minnesota Vikings @ Cleveland Browns Discussion

Post by Grashopa » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:24 pm

Texas Vike wrote: Good to see you back, DK.

This would be a good week for bloody Marys.

9:30 for me too; I personally love that. doesn't take my whole day and I'm an early riser anyways.
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Re: WEEK 8: Minnesota Vikings @ Cleveland Browns Discussion

Post by PurpleMustReign » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:40 pm

Grashopa wrote: Hate to be nosey, but are you not in Texas anymore?
He better not be committing username fraud.

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Re: WEEK 8: Minnesota Vikings @ Cleveland Browns Discussion

Post by Grashopa » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:54 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:He better not be committing username fraud.

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Asking cause he said game was at 9:30 but that is eastern time. Should be 8:30 in Texas.
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Re: WEEK 8: Minnesota Vikings @ Cleveland Browns Discussion

Post by Grashopa » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:57 pm

So the Browns traveled to London today. Seems like they are setting themselves up to fail. Just one full day to get acclimated to the time change and the pitch.
Also, I thought it was encouraged that the home team go early and establish themselves over there.
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Re: WEEK 8: Minnesota Vikings @ Cleveland Browns Discussion

Post by dead_poet » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:12 pm

Grashopa wrote:So the Browns traveled to London today. Seems like they are setting themselves up to fail. Just one full day to get acclimated to the time change and the pitch.
Also, I thought it was encouraged that the home team go early and establish themselves over there.
Wait, they just got there TODAY? WTH.

Honestly, if the Vikings lose to an 0-7 Browns with a terrible, turnover machine in rookie QB Kizer without Joe Thomas and Miles Garrett...it would be incredibly embarrassing. The Browns are worse this week than they have been all season, which is staggering. The Vikings obviously can't mail it in but...get the win, get out (healthy) and move on.
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Re: WEEK 8: Minnesota Vikings @ Cleveland Browns Discussion

Post by Texas Vike » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:16 pm

Grashopa wrote:
Asking cause he said game was at 9:30 but that is eastern time. Should be 8:30 in Texas.

I am, indeed, in TX still. Thanks for the heads up! My DVR is set, but even so, I am glad to have the correction! :thumbsup:
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Re: WEEK 8: Minnesota Vikings @ Cleveland Browns Discussion

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Re: WEEK 8: Minnesota Vikings @ Cleveland Browns Discussion

Post by dead_poet » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:59 am

Everson on Joe Thomas' replacement and his tendency to jump offsides:

http://zonecoverage.com/2017/vikings/ev ... le-slower/
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Re: WEEK 8: Minnesota Vikings @ Cleveland Browns Discussion

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Re: WEEK 8: Minnesota Vikings @ Cleveland Browns Discussion

Post by 808vikingsfan » Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:28 pm


A bit surprising:
Minnesota has blitzed on just 23.2 percent of opponent dropbacks this season, the sixth-lowest rate in the league.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:59 pm

808vikingsfan wrote:
A bit surprising:
That doesn't surprise me at all. It seems like they blitz much less this season. I wonder why that is? My first thought would be Zimmer doesn't trust his secondary so he needs more in coverage...

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Re: WEEK 8: Minnesota Vikings @ Cleveland Browns Discussion

Post by dead_poet » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:16 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:That doesn't surprise me at all. It seems like they blitz much less this season. I wonder why that is? My first thought would be Zimmer doesn't trust his secondary so he needs more in coverage...

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Or he trusts his front four a whole lot.
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Re: WEEK 8: Minnesota Vikings @ Cleveland Browns Discussion

Post by 808vikingsfan » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:16 pm

dead_poet wrote: Or he trusts his front four a whole lot.
Even with the 6th lowest blitz rate, the Vikings are ranked #7 in sacks/pg. Good luxury to have.
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