Week 4: Detroit Lions VS Minnesota Vikings discussion

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Re: Week 4: Detroit Lions VS Minnesota Vikings discussion

Post by halfgiz » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:38 pm

@Vikings
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Coach Zimmer says that Sam Bradford will miss #DETvsMIN. @casekeenum7 will get his 3rd straight start.

Zimmer is hiding something about Sam's knee. He isn't even practicing.

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Re: Week 4: Detroit Lions VS Minnesota Vikings discussion

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halfgiz wrote:@Vikings
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Coach Zimmer says that Sam Bradford will miss #DETvsMIN. @casekeenum7 will get his 3rd straight start.

Zimmer is hiding something about Sam's knee. He isn't even practicing.
I agree. I'm worried now. It would be crazy if teddy was back practicing before Sam.


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Re: Week 4: Detroit Lions VS Minnesota Vikings discussion

Post by 808vikingsfan » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:08 pm

halfgiz wrote:@Vikings
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Coach Zimmer says that Sam Bradford will miss #DETvsMIN. @casekeenum7 will get his 3rd straight start.

Zimmer is hiding something about Sam's knee. He isn't even practicing.

Andrew Bynum missed 5 weeks because of a bone bruise. Why do you think he's hiding something?
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Re: Week 4: Detroit Lions VS Minnesota Vikings discussion

Post by 808vikingsfan » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:12 pm

Not sure if it was mentioned before but Blake Bell played QB in college. Maybe the Vikings can use him in short yardage situations.

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Re: Week 4: Detroit Lions VS Minnesota Vikings discussion

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halfgiz wrote:@Vikings
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Coach Zimmer says that Sam Bradford will miss #DETvsMIN. @casekeenum7 will get his 3rd straight start.

Zimmer is hiding something about Sam's knee. He isn't even practicing.
I agree. Something is not right. When is our bye?

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Re: Week 4: Detroit Lions VS Minnesota Vikings discussion

Post by mansquatch » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:46 am

It makes sense to take it easy on Sam after Keenum's performance last week. If they can continue to win games, getting Bradford Healthy will be a huge boon heading into the the latter half of the season.
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Re: Week 4: Detroit Lions VS Minnesota Vikings discussion

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:49 am

mansquatch wrote:It makes sense to take it easy on Sam after Keenum's performance last week. If they can continue to win games, getting Bradford Healthy will be a huge boon heading into the the latter half of the season.
Exactly I dont know why everyone is saying Zim is hiding something? It became public that Dr. Andrews himself said there was nothing wrong with it other than a bone bruise. Andrews' name wouldnt just be getting thrown all over the place is Sam had a serious knee issue going on. It doesnt work that way. Nothing is being hidden. Nate Burleson said on GMFB that he was out 6 weeks for a bone bruise before and that it's extremely painful
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Re: Week 4: Detroit Lions VS Minnesota Vikings discussion

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:48 am

I will say, this offense is very hard to predict right now. Last year with McKinnon and Asiata you had to worry about nothing if you were an opposing team. If you're an opposing DC right now, how do you game plan?? If you key on Diggs, Thielen will burn you. If you key on Thielen, Diggs will burn you. If you try and extend out to both of them the middle should be wide open for Rudy. And you got Cook who is one of the most dangerous RBs in the league right now and can burn you running and catching the ball right now. No less our OL has been playing great (knock on wood). You pair it with this defense and we are a very difficult thing to beat.

On defense, just from seeing how Detroit played us last year, we need to get our CBs up in press coverage. Stafford murdered us with short throws last year in both games. If we press and give our DL the chance to get after Stafford and take advantage of a guy like Robinson going against Griffen we could dominate this game.

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Re: Week 4: Detroit Lions VS Minnesota Vikings discussion

Post by John_Viveiros » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:12 pm

Nice article in the Ringer about the Vikings offense:
https://www.theringer.com/nfl/2017/9/29 ... am-thielen
This offense feels and looks different. This year, the foundation’s been fortified. Diggs has developed into that true go-to guy, the playmaker that Bradford or Keenum can throw to in high-pressure situations. Thielen gives them a talented secondary option and can get behind a defense on any given snap. And with Cook, the team has what looks to be an elusive home run hitter that can create on his own and take a ton of pressure off his quarterback. Holding it all together is what looks like a much improved offensive line, which has given up only three sacks in three games, tied for third fewest in the league (the Vikings gave up 38 sacks last year, which ranked 23rd).

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Re: Week 4: Detroit Lions VS Minnesota Vikings discussion

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:24 pm

Solid article. This was an excellent offseason IMO by Rick Spielman. Obviously everyone knows I'm a big Spielman supporter but for not having a first round pick going into this year and having some pretty massive needs, Spielman did a great job assessing them.

Going into this season we needed pretty much every position on the OL other than the position Berger decided to settle at.

Remmers worries me at times but for the most part has held his own
Reiff has been a stud of a LT so far this year
Easton has been up and down but is still young. An average starter IMO
Elflein has been a rock at C.

Cook is the real deal. And we have probably the best "backup" RB in the league in Murray
Keenum is a top 5 backup in the league and last week proved that.
Even though we have a rotation going on at 3 tech, our run defense has been top 5 in the league
Gedeon seems to be a solid starting WLB and special teamer.
Coley seems to be a solid late round find
I really want to see Jaleel Johnson at 3 tech. It's hard to just plug him in there right now because our interior is playing so well but I feel like he would be better than Stephen at least. Maybe even Tom Johnson
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Re: Week 4: Detroit Lions VS Minnesota Vikings discussion

Post by S197 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:54 pm

I'm disappointed Treadwell hasn't been able to find his way into providing for the team yet. He's a great run blocker and that's about it. It will be interesting to see if he remains 3rd on the depth chart when Floyd returns. I'm not completely writing him off, it takes most receivers 3 years to hit their stride, but his lack of production is worrying.

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Re: Week 4: Detroit Lions VS Minnesota Vikings discussion

Post by 808vikingsfan » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:00 pm

S197 wrote:I'm disappointed Treadwell hasn't been able to find his way into providing for the team yet. He's a great run blocker and that's about it. It will be interesting to see if he remains 3rd on the depth chart when Floyd returns. I'm not completely writing him off, it takes most receivers 3 years to hit their stride, but his lack of production is worrying.
I've heard comments that he was open a lot in the last game. It would be nice to see some sort of breakout game. Maybe this week?
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Re: Week 4: Detroit Lions VS Minnesota Vikings discussion

Post by 808vikingsfan » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:02 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote:Gedeon seems to be a solid starting WLB and special teamer.
A few examples on how Gedeon is progressing.[OC] A Gif Breakdown of Ben Gedeon and What He's Done for the Vikings' Run Defense




The last pic in the above link. How can you not like Gedeon?

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Re: Week 4: Detroit Lions VS Minnesota Vikings discussion

Post by PurpleMustReign » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:22 pm

808vikingsfan wrote: I've heard comments that he was open a lot in the last game. It would be nice to see some sort of breakout game. Maybe this week?
He was a few times but so was Thielen and Diggs. Treadwell runs really good routes, at least from what I could tell last week at the game. He is a better run blocker than Patterson was, and I thought he was good.
Who will the odd man out be when Floyd comes back?

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Re: Week 4: Detroit Lions VS Minnesota Vikings discussion

Post by dead_poet » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:09 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:He was a few times but so was Thielen and Diggs. Treadwell runs really good routes, at least from what I could tell last week at the game. He is a better run blocker than Patterson was, and I thought he was good.
Who will the odd man out be when Floyd comes back?

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