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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by 808vikingsfan » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:02 am

Does Zimmer have a reputation of having a bigger playbook during preseason than other teams?

I found a couple of comments in a Bills game thread:
[Mike Zimmer continues to put more effort into being preseason champ than regular season champ

If Zimmer cared as much about winning regular season games as he does preseason games the Vikings would have dethroned the Packers by now
Also, listen to the Bills announcer at around 2:42 of this Video.


Frankly, it doesn't concern me much but this is the first I've heard of this.
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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by PsyDanny » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:58 am

808vikingsfan wrote:Does Zimmer have a reputation of having a bigger playbook during preseason than other teams?

I found a couple of comments in a Bills game thread:
Also, listen to the Bills announcer at around 2:42 of this Video.


Frankly, it doesn't concern me much but this is the first I've heard of this.
Doesn't seem to out of line to dig into the playbook with non-first-string offense to see how they are catching onto the playbook as well as it's execution. Probably for certain situations. After all, preseason is about development and learning, or did I miss the memo?
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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:21 am

Figured id share these pictures with you guys. Never been on the field before a game before. Probably one of the coolest experiences of my life. Spielman was great. Andre Patterson talked to us for about 10 minutes about Bower and how much potential he has. Was comparing him to Hunter. Asked Adam Zimmer "what are the chances that your father will come over here and take a picture with us?". He laughed and said "probably slim to none" hahaha. The players were right on top of us during warm ups. I was in heaven if you can't tell. Enjoy

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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by PsyDanny » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:34 am

Pondering Her Percy wrote:Figured id share these pictures with you guys. Never been on the field before a game before. Probably one of the coolest experiences of my life. Spielman was great. Andre Patterson talked to us for about 10 minutes about Bower and how much potential he has. Was comparing him to Hunter. Asked Adam Zimmer "what are the chances that your father will come over here and take a picture with us?". He laughed and said "probably slim to none" hahaha. The players were right on top of us during warm ups. I was in heaven if you can't tell. Enjoy
Very happy for you, bro. Thanks for sharing these with us!
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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by S197 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:21 pm

Those are some great shots! Any player stand out to you as bigger than you expected?

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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:27 pm

S197 wrote:Those are some great shots! Any player stand out to you as bigger than you expected?
Hunter and Joseph. Hunters arms look like trees trunks. You can tell in the one close up I have of him. When you first look at Joseph you don't think he's that big but then when he's next to the rest of the DTs in warm ups, it looks like he doubles them in size. Rudys hands are gigantic. Like almost abnormal looking. Marcus Sherels looks like a pop warner player. Spielman is jacked out of his mind. Looks like he could go out and play right now.

Rhodes was super cool. Is there a way to upload videos off my phone? We were at the hotel they were staying at. He was coming down the escalator and gave me and my buddy a wave. They were an arm length away from us. My buddy talked to kendricks too. I've got a couple good 10 second videos
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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by 808vikingsfan » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:31 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote:Figured id share these pictures with you guys. Never been on the field before a game before. Probably one of the coolest experiences of my life. Spielman was great. Andre Patterson talked to us for about 10 minutes about Bower and how much potential he has. Was comparing him to Hunter. Asked Adam Zimmer "what are the chances that your father will come over here and take a picture with us?". He laughed and said "probably slim to none" hahaha. The players were right on top of us during warm ups. I was in heaven if you can't tell. Enjoy
Wow. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by PurpleMustReign » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:24 pm

I pro ably missed this up thread, but how did you get to do that?

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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:39 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:I pro ably missed this up thread, but how did you get to do that?

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One of my best friends lives in Buffalo and is a big Vikings fan. His girlfriends best friend works for NFL Play 60 and knew how much he loved the Vikings so she got him 2 field passes so him and I got to go on the field for all of the warmups. One of the coolest things I've ever done
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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by autobon7 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:11 am

Pondering Her Percy wrote: One of my best friends lives in Buffalo and is a big Vikings fan. His girlfriends best friend works for NFL Play 60 and knew how much he loved the Vikings so she got him 2 field passes so him and I got to go on the field for all of the warmups. One of the coolest things I've ever done
That is hella cool. Happy for you.

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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by S197 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:04 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote: Hunter and Joseph. Hunters arms look like trees trunks. You can tell in the one close up I have of him. When you first look at Joseph you don't think he's that big but then when he's next to the rest of the DTs in warm ups, it looks like he doubles them in size. Rudys hands are gigantic. Like almost abnormal looking. Marcus Sherels looks like a pop warner player. Spielman is jacked out of his mind. Looks like he could go out and play right now.

Rhodes was super cool. Is there a way to upload videos off my phone? We were at the hotel they were staying at. He was coming down the escalator and gave me and my buddy a wave. They were an arm length away from us. My buddy talked to kendricks too. I've got a couple good 10 second videos
The video would need to be hosted somewhere, like YouTube, then linked here via the youtube tag.

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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by Texas Vike » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:18 pm

Finally caught the game on NFLN replay.

The Good: Stacey Coley, Case Keenum, Jaleel Johnson, Rodney Adams, and Kai Forbath.

The Bad: OL (sigh). Heineke looked indecisive and made poor decisions.

The Ugly: Bishop Sankey. Non-contact ACL tear. Having suffered this injury recently I was very empathetic to his reaction. That immediate feeling of knowing what it is and the realization that it's a long road of rehab. Must be frustrating when your livelihood depends on healthy knees.

The Ugly, part II: the Bills' announcers spent several minutes talking about Zimmer's 12-1 record in the pre-season and how he gives his players a greater range of plays to run. The second TD used misdirection, which they said was practically cheating in the pre-season. Though there may be some truth to it, it just sounded like homerism and justification for why our 2s and 3s were beating theirs.

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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by Grashopa » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:11 am

Pretty cool PHP! thanks for sharing.
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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by 808vikingsfan » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:31 am

808vikingsfan wrote:

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

Clemmings last game

Looks like the powers that be think otherwise. Lol
First-team OL of Hill, Easton, Elflein, Berger, Remmers.

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Re: Preseason Game 1 at Buffalo Bills

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:39 am

Texas Vike wrote:Finally caught the game on NFLN replay.

The Good: Stacey Coley, Case Keenum, Jaleel Johnson, Rodney Adams, and Kai Forbath.

The Bad: OL (sigh). Heineke looked indecisive and made poor decisions.

The Ugly: Bishop Sankey. Non-contact ACL tear. Having suffered this injury recently I was very empathetic to his reaction. That immediate feeling of knowing what it is and the realization that it's a long road of rehab. Must be frustrating when your livelihood depends on healthy knees.

The Ugly, part II: the Bills' announcers spent several minutes talking about Zimmer's 12-1 record in the pre-season and how he gives his players a greater range of plays to run. The second TD used misdirection, which they said was practically cheating in the pre-season. Though there may be some truth to it, it just sounded like homerism and justification for why our 2s and 3s were beating theirs.
Another one to add to the good would be Bower. I hope that kid ends up being our 4th DE. Griffen, Hunter, Robison and Bower would hands down be the deepest DE core in the NFL by far
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