YikesVikes wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:29 pm
J. Kapp 11 wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:27 pm
Dude, is there anything you don't argue?
Nobody said anything about grand improvements. Just that the O-line played a good game, and Mike Remmers had his best game as a Viking. That's all. Would it be OK with you if I said that? If not, let me know, and I'll resign my position on the board.
And for the record, that "guy they just traded for who offers nothing"? PFF had Damon Harrison rated at 90.0, one of the top D-line performances of the week. But y'know, facts are overrated. In fact, I hate it when we use them.
What's not ok is the fact that you feel the need to bend my words. I said he offers nothing as a pass rusher. That was one of the knocks on him. Resign your position if you want, I really can care less. I'm about discussing things as calmly as possible and tone is anything but that. Not sure why you feel the need to respond to my post in a condescending manner. My post was simply a lets not get carried away and consider the context of who we played.
My tone is based on the simple fact that every post you make turns into an "I'm smarter than you" argument. Doesn't matter what the topic is, you argue everything and with everyone. Talk about a condescending tone.
If I took liberties with your words, it's only because you took liberties with mine. I never said anything about "grand improvements," yet there is was in your post. And it doesn't help when you twist things, such as the way you described Harrison's abilities and play. To say "he offers nothing" in ANY context, given the game that guy played Sunday, is woefully uninformed at best and intentionally misleading at worst. He played the best game of any of Detroit's D-linemen, and among the best of any D-lineman in the NFL.
Also, our O-line, while not the second coming of The Hogs, IS improving. After 5 games, we were last in the league in rushing, and had no rushing TDs. Four games later, we're 24th in yards, 18th in yards per attempt, and 14th in rushing TDs. Again, not great, but nowhere near the worst. We're also 13th best in lowest sack percentage, which I will admit is also a credit to Kirk Cousins. The point is, we're not the historically bad offensive line that you've implied throughout the season.
Getting back to the point of this thread ... at the risk of a correlation/causation logical fallacy, I'd say that at least some of that improvement could be credited to Brian O'Neill finding his way into the starting lineup. My recollection is that you weren't exactly a fan of drafting him. Am I wrong?