Preseason Game 2 Vikings At Seattle

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Re: Preseason Game 2 Vikings At Seattle

Post by PacificNorseWest » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:15 pm

Good: The run game was better, the offense moved the ball and Hunter destroyed Germain Ifedi.

Bad: The defense was gashed, the Vikings redzone offense is still trash and #### Blair Walsh.



I actually like Blair, the person, but he was feeling himself waaay too much. :lol: We'll see how it goes when he has pressure on him in a meaningful game again. Seattle, feel our pain!
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Re: Preseason Game 2 Vikings At Seattle

Post by jackal » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:57 pm

I have to admit I want to see tank in a playoff
game, mostly because I hate the Seahawks.
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Re: Preseason Game 2 Vikings At Seattle

Post by losperros » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:41 am

I'll admit I put almost no weight in what I see during preseason. Coaches are looking at different players and situations, which can easily affect how the team plays.

Besides, how many times have we seen a team win its preseason games and bomb during the regular season? And vice versa. It happens frequently.

My biggest fear during preseason are injuries and their impact on the team during regular season.

The most fun I have during preseason games is watching the younger guys battling for starting and/or backup positions. I always find myself rooting for the rookies the Vikings draft to look impressive.
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Re: Preseason Game 2 Vikings At Seattle

Post by Texas Vike » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:08 pm

losperros wrote:I'll admit I put almost no weight in what I see during preseason. Coaches are looking at different players and situations, which can easily affect how the team plays.

Besides, how many times have we seen a team win its preseason games and bomb during the regular season? And vice versa. It happens frequently.

My biggest fear during preseason are injuries and their impact on the team during regular season.

The most fun I have during preseason games is watching the younger guys battling for starting and/or backup positions. I always find myself rooting for the rookies the Vikings draft to look impressive.
Completely agree regarding injuries and special attention on the rookies. I've enjoyed watching Jaleel Johnson, in particular. Cook, too. It was nice to see him reel off a few solid runs in a row on Friday. Heck, I even got excited for Bucky Hodges in the 4th quarter! :lol:

I'm ready for the games to count. I am a bit nervous to face New Orleans the first game, though. Especially AD with how poor our run D has looked.
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Re: Preseason Game 2 Vikings At Seattle

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:41 pm

losperros wrote:I'll admit I put almost no weight in what I see during preseason. Coaches are looking at different players and situations, which can easily affect how the team plays.

Besides, how many times have we seen a team win its preseason games and bomb during the regular season? And vice versa. It happens frequently.

My biggest fear during preseason are injuries and their impact on the team during regular season.

The most fun I have during preseason games is watching the younger guys battling for starting and/or backup positions. I always find myself rooting for the rookies the Vikings draft to look impressive.
Case in point ... Mike Zimmer is 12-2 in the preseason.

I really like Mike Zimmer and want more than anything for him to succeed. But 12-2 in preseason with 26-22 in the regular season (which isn't terrible, but isn't moving significantly forward) sort of proves your statement.
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Re: Preseason Game 2 Vikings At Seattle

Post by 720pete » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:43 pm

2008 Lions went 4-0 in the preseason only to go 0-16 in the regular season.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_De ... ons_season
If we can lose the next two games we could be lining up for a 16-0 season.
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Re: Preseason Game 2 Vikings At Seattle

Post by IrishViking » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:33 pm

I am really hoping Cook develops his triple cut stutter step on first and second. I barely recognized he was playing RB.


:lol:

I'll try to limit the jokes but these will never stop. Sorry everyone.
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Re: Preseason Game 2 Vikings At Seattle

Post by S197 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:08 pm

720pete wrote:2008 Lions went 4-0 in the preseason only to go 0-16 in the regular season.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_De ... ons_season
If we can lose the next two games we could be lining up for a 16-0 season.
Too late, we already beat the Bills.
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Re: Preseason Game 2 Vikings At Seattle

Post by dead_poet » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:31 pm

Upon Further Review: Vikes/Seahawks

http://www.mnvikingscorner.com/2017/08/ ... ref=tw&m=1
Center Pat Elflein displayed the mean streak we saw on tape as a run blocker and pass protector. He is a fantastic blocker in the second level and drives through defenders until the whistle. In the clip below, Elflein barrels the defensive tackle out of the play and Dalvin Cook gets small at the line of scrimmage to push forward through defenders. Cook is very elusive and picks up yards after contact because of his vision/patience and strong cutbacks. He was very tough to bring down in this game and nearly knocked off several long runs.
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Re: Preseason Game 2 Vikings At Seattle

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:32 pm

dead_poet wrote:Upon Further Review: Vikes/Seahawks

http://www.mnvikingscorner.com/2017/08/ ... ref=tw&m=1
Tell you what I also like about Cook. Even though he played well against Seattle, he said he was upset at himself that he didn't make the safeties miss. I mean, we're talking about Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas here.

I think we're going to see some really good things from this kid.
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