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Re: Week 2 reaction thread

Post by Nunin » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:02 pm

i know keenam had little time to prepare...but he as a body of work and is known commidity. you can't teach instincts and he seems to lack them at critical points. which is why he was available...as a backup.

i would much rather have a raw guy with good instincts and coachable flaws than some guy who just doesn't have 'IT'

the vikes are quite there yet...but if sam is screwed...don't waste any time on keenam cause he will not get you a deep playoff run. Throw Sloter out there ASAP if Sam is not the future.
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Re: Week 2 reaction thread

Post by petev_sj » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:05 pm

If Detroit loses tonight. That means the NFC North will be O-4 in the 2nd week. And if they lose by 10 points or more, the whole North lost by double digit this week.

Good show NFC north!
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Re: Week 2 reaction thread

Post by 808vikingsfan » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:34 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote:
Yeah and I'm saying go watch these hurries. Many of them came way outside of the pocket because he kept going backwards
How does PFF define a hurry? If a QB misses his first open read and then has to scramble and hurry, is that considered hurried and under pressure? Not saying that Keenum did that but he did look much slower than the average starting QB.
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Re: Week 2 reaction thread

Post by 808vikingsfan » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:35 pm

petev_sj wrote:If Detroit loses tonight. That means the NFC North will be O-4 in the 2nd week. And if they lose by 10 points or more, the whole North lost by double digit this week.

Good show NFC north!
That's a good thing. Whatever DET does tonight, the Vikings will either be tied for 1st or 2nd in the North.
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Re: Week 2 reaction thread

Post by dead_poet » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:46 pm

Easton ranks 68 out of 69 for PFF guards.
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Re: Week 2 reaction thread

Post by S197 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:18 pm

Some of it is flat out getting beat, some might be on Keenum, but there are other variables as well that we really can't see. Elflein as a rookie calling out the protection is a big one. The fact that it took our coaches an entire training camp and four preseason games before they finally figured out the starters. If I'm not mistaken, Remmers is really the only guy who saw significant 1st team reps at his position. Reiff was injured, Berger played mostly C as did Elfein (but with the 2s), and obviously Boone was the primary starter at guard. So no real shocker they look poor. Hopefully they improve.

I think Priefer also needs a share of the blame. The guy who cut Kluwe to replace him with Locke who was then cut and picked up by another team, only to be cut over a UDFA. Same with Walsh, cut for a guy who missed 3 PAT's last year (only playing like half the year) and has already missed 2 in 2 games. I'm not saying Walsh or Kluwe should have been kept but I think he could have found someone better this offseason than Forbath and Quigley. And then there's Jet "take it out even with your heel 1 inch away from the back of the endzone" McKinnon. Add on a poorly executed fake punt and it's a ST mess.

But above all, those penalties were unacceptable. Line up properly and watch the damn ball instead of the QB cadence is football 101. I'm glad we were able to contain Bell and Brown but that means little when you keep shooting yourself in the foot.
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Re: Week 2 reaction thread

Post by 5thWave » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:28 pm

I'm interested in the development of TE Blake Bell, but I didn't see the game. Was there any sighting of him on the field?
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Re: Week 2 reaction thread

Post by dead_poet » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:37 pm

5thWave wrote:I'm interested in the development of TE Blake Bell, but I didn't see the game. Was there any sighting of him on the field?
Something like 3 snaps for Bell.
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Re: Week 2 reaction thread

Post by 808vikingsfan » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:02 pm

dead_poet wrote: Something like 3 snaps for Bell.

B Bell 2 0 11 (Off, Def, ST)

Vikings snap counts vs. Steelers
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Re: Week 2 reaction thread

Post by soflavike » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:25 pm

Lots of things conspired against us in the Steelers game:

1) Lost our starting QB
2) Playing away, on grass, outdoors
3) Short week after MNF game
4) Vikings wore purple pants (it's a theory of mine)
5) Too many damn penalties at really bad times
6) Bad decisions on Special Teams... McKInnon, learn to take a knee
7) Keenum is slow to read and needs to learn to use the pocket. Hard to pass when back-pedaling
8.) We weren't playing the Saints defense
9) Our pass rush was not getting to Roethlisberger.
10) The Steelers were the better team, on both sides of the ball.

On to the next game. Let's whoop Tampa Bay.
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Re: Week 2 reaction thread

Post by PurpleMustReign » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:30 pm

Without penalties, you can probably take 10 points a warmly from Pittsburgh. Plus the garbage time points, and the score is 13-9. Our defense played well other than the penalties.

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Re: Week 2 reaction thread

Post by dead_poet » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:39 pm

Only Russel Wilson was pressured more often than Keenum on Sunday.
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Re: Week 2 reaction thread

Post by halfgiz » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:50 pm

dead_poet wrote:Only Russel Wilson was pressured more often than Keenum on Sunday.
And Wilson has a good set of wheels. He can move.

Yesterday's OL performance reminds me of last year. When you are pressured constantly, I would think it would be hard to have a good game. Especially as a backup.
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Re: Week 2 reaction thread

Post by CbusVikesFan » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:53 pm

dead_poet wrote:Easton ranks 68 out of 69 for PFF guards.
Hs had a terrible game. 2 or 3 penalties and got manhandled most of the game.
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Re: Week 2 reaction thread

Post by PacificNorseWest » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:21 pm

Week 2 reaction:

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