Week 1 reaction thread

A forum for the hard core Minnesota Vikings fan. Discuss upcoming games, opponents, trades, draft or what ever is on the minds of Viking fans!

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar
VikingPaul73
Career Elite Player
Posts: 2923
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2004 5:07 pm

Re: Week 1 reaction thread

Post by VikingPaul73 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:18 pm

I agree with DP on Waynes and PHP on Barr. Hopefully Mack can step up, Newmann has another year in the tank, and this guy Brock can pick up the system very very quickly!

I am confused why several people are so down on Barr.....He had solid stats, a great TFL....I don't remember seeing him get burned at all in coverage or against the run....Are people just disappointed he didn't make any "wow" plays or is there something specific I'm missing????

Waynes on the other hand has me very nervous. He's fast but not fluid. Not quick. He gets lost when the ball is in the air. He is great in run support which helps.


by the way, how about that special teams play on punt coverage that Kearse made!!!!! Spectacular.

I do miss CPatt on ST. He had a great play as a gunner for the Raiders on Sunday, downing the ball on the 1. I agree with what others have said about Jet receiving the ball 9 yards deep in the EZ. I'll take it a step further....if Jet receives a KO ANYWHERE in the EZ, just kneel and we can start at the 25. Done.

PS -not saying it was a mistake not keeping CPatt because $5mil is A LOT to spend on a good gunner-great KO returner-bad WR...just saying I miss watching him on ST.
0 x

User avatar
808vikingsfan
Hall of Fame Candidate
Posts: 3345
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:45 pm
Location: Hawaii

Re: Week 1 reaction thread

Post by 808vikingsfan » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:37 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote: Also agreed. That throw to Wright was unreal. Side arm and under pressure.
Gotta give credit to Wright too. That was a great catch.
0 x
Joined: Aug 2006
Deleted: Sept 12 2014
Reborn: Sept 17 2014

User avatar
J. Kapp 11
Hall of Famer
Posts: 6912
Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:57 pm

Re: Week 1 reaction thread

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:11 am

Unsung: Xavier Rhodes.

I read that anyone he covered was only targeted 3 times, with 2 completions for 22 yards. I know he left with cramps at one point, but he got I.V. fluids and got back out there. If you have a corner who can take away a side of the field, it's huge for your defense.

We're going to need him to be at his best against Antonio Brown this coming Sunday.
0 x
Image
Go ahead. I dare you.
Underestimate this man.

User avatar
dead_poet
Commissioner
Posts: 24447
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:30 pm
Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Re: Week 1 reaction thread

Post by dead_poet » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:10 am

J. Kapp 11 wrote:Unsung: Xavier Rhodes.

I read that anyone he covered was only targeted 3 times, with 2 completions for 22 yards. I know he left with cramps at one point, but he got I.V. fluids and got back out there. If you have a corner who can take away a side of the field, it's huge for your defense.

We're going to need him to be at his best against Antonio Brown this coming Sunday.
I worry about that matchup. Rhodes struggles with the quick types of receivers (vs the tall/fast guys). I wonder what the results have been in the past. I have faith Zimmer will help minimize Brown. But that may open things up elsewhere. Just can't let Brown have a 7-catch, 150-yard day.
0 x
“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.” --- Bill Shankly

User avatar
Cliff
Site Admin
Posts: 8370
Joined: Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:51 pm
Location: Kentucky

Re: Week 1 reaction thread

Post by Cliff » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:29 am

Alright, now everybody post your reactions using only gifs.
0 x
"Everyone has a plan 'til they get punched in the mouth." - Mike Tyson

User avatar
Thaumaturgist
Pro Bowl Elite Player
Posts: 604
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2003 7:29 am
Contact:

Re: Week 1 reaction thread

Post by Thaumaturgist » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:56 am

Cliff wrote:Alright, now everybody post your reactions using only gifs.
:?:
0 x

User avatar
Cliff
Site Admin
Posts: 8370
Joined: Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:51 pm
Location: Kentucky

Re: Week 1 reaction thread

Post by Cliff » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:00 am

Thaumaturgist wrote: :?:
I was mostly joking (expressing your self via gif is kind of a 'thing'). A gif being An animated image that, in this case, expresses your reaction to the game. For example, when the offense actually moved the ball well and scored touchdowns;

Image
0 x
"Everyone has a plan 'til they get punched in the mouth." - Mike Tyson

User avatar
dead_poet
Commissioner
Posts: 24447
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:30 pm
Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Re: Week 1 reaction thread

Post by dead_poet » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:47 am

Sam won NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Cook is up for NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
0 x
“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.” --- Bill Shankly

User avatar
Thaumaturgist
Pro Bowl Elite Player
Posts: 604
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2003 7:29 am
Contact:

Re: Week 1 reaction thread

Post by Thaumaturgist » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:56 am

Cliff wrote: I was mostly joking (expressing your self via gif is kind of a 'thing'). A gif being An animated image that, in this case, expresses your reaction to the game. For example, when the offense actually moved the ball well and scored touchdowns;

Image
Image
0 x

User avatar
J. Kapp 11
Hall of Famer
Posts: 6912
Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:57 pm

Re: Week 1 reaction thread

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:09 am

dead_poet wrote: I worry about that matchup. Rhodes struggles with the quick types of receivers (vs the tall/fast guys). I wonder what the results have been in the past. I have faith Zimmer will help minimize Brown. But that may open things up elsewhere. Just can't let Brown have a 7-catch, 150-yard day.
Not sure OBJ would agree with your assessment that Rhodes struggles against quick receivers. That was the worst beatdown of a so-called superstar wideout that I have ever witnessed.

That being said, Antonio Brown is so far superior to OBJ, it's not even funny.
0 x
Image
Go ahead. I dare you.
Underestimate this man.

User avatar
J. Kapp 11
Hall of Famer
Posts: 6912
Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:57 pm

Re: Week 1 reaction thread

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:10 am

dead_poet wrote:Sam won NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Cook is up for NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Yet ... neither of them were up for FedEx Air and Ground players of the week.

I do not understand such things.
0 x
Image
Go ahead. I dare you.
Underestimate this man.

User avatar
petev_sj
Veteran
Posts: 213
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:56 pm

Re: Week 1 reaction thread

Post by petev_sj » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:59 am

Cliff wrote:Alright, now everybody post your reactions using only gifs.
Image
0 x

User avatar
Pondering Her Percy
Hall of Famer
Posts: 5311
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:38 am
Location: Watertown, NY

Re: Week 1 reaction thread

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:06 am

dead_poet wrote: I seriously get Chris Cook flashbacks. I'll give him until the bye.
Waynes is nowhere near Chris Cook. Lets not forget all the plays Waynes made last year as well and how he won us the game vs. GB at home. Chris Cook never had an interception in his career. He literally never made plays. Waynes does. It's just I feel that since Rhodes is such a shutdown CB, everyone holds Waynes to the same standard. Watch Zim's press conference when they ask him about Waynes. He said outside of the double move he got beat on, he did his job. The shorter throws werent necessarily on him is also what Zim said. He said there were LBs and S's that were out of position there. As for the TD, like I said, that was a great throw and catch as well as very good defense. I'm not going to get on him for that. Either way, I'm not giving him until the bye. It's not like he's getting torched so bad that he's costing us games like Cook was half the time. It's a lot of dink and dunk for the most part. He rarely gets beat on the deep ball.
0 x
Image

User avatar
Grashopa
Franchise Player
Posts: 461
Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:03 am

Re: Week 1 reaction thread

Post by Grashopa » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:45 am

dead_poet wrote:Cook is up for NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
This is odd to me. Seems to me that Cook was the 3rd or 4th best offensive player just on our team Monday night (Bradford>Diggs>Thielen/Cook...). But and impressive debut nonetheless and i will never turn down accolades.
0 x
Formerly AADPFan

User avatar
Grashopa
Franchise Player
Posts: 461
Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:03 am

Re: Week 1 reaction thread

Post by Grashopa » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:53 am

Pondering Her Percy wrote: Waynes is nowhere near Chris Cook. Lets not forget all the plays Waynes made last year as well and how he won us the game vs. GB at home. Chris Cook never had an interception in his career. He literally never made plays. Waynes does. It's just I feel that since Rhodes is such a shutdown CB, everyone holds Waynes to the same standard. Watch Zim's press conference when they ask him about Waynes. He said outside of the double move he got beat on, he did his job. The shorter throws werent necessarily on him is also what Zim said. He said there were LBs and S's that were out of position there. As for the TD, like I said, that was a great throw and catch as well as very good defense. I'm not going to get on him for that. Either way, I'm not giving him until the bye. It's not like he's getting torched so bad that he's costing us games like Cook was half the time. It's a lot of dink and dunk for the most part. He rarely gets beat on the deep ball.
I always thought Chris Cook covered very well and was always in the right position but for some reason pass breakups and interceptions eluded him. Rhodes isn't any better in the interception department, but he covers so well that they don't pass his way and he breaks up the passes that do come his way or at least tackles immediately after the catch.
0 x
Formerly AADPFan

Post Reply