I haven't watched the video yet but I plan to, but one thing that really stood out to me in the game against the Falcons was how Dobbs got it together after his horrendous start. He took a safety and turned it over not once, but twice. He had every excuse to fail. Nobody would have blamed him since he joined the team only days before and didn't even know the names of the guys he was throwing to. And yet he didn't give up. He hung in there and by the end I thought that not only was he executing the offense, he was in command of the offense. He actually gave the team a sense of confidence. That last drive to score was not an easy thing. On the road in a loud environment under time pressure and needing a TD, Dobbs led the team, including converting with his legs on a crucial 4th down.J. Kapp 11 wrote: ↑Tue Nov 07, 2023 12:23 pm Dobbs has ability. He can deliver the ball where it needs to go. He can escape pressure and run. He is obviously freaking smart. He’s a damn rocket scientist. He can understand route concepts. I don’t know if Dobbs is the man. He hasn’t made it happen on the previous 5 or 6 teams he’s been on prior to the Vikings. But if anybody can get it out of him, it’s Kevin O’Connell.
That is amazing, and while I'm sure Dobbs has some shortcomings that will crop up at times, he made a believer out of me on that last drive alone that he has what it takes to lead this team. He earned everyone's respect and while that isn't often talked about as a factor behind success in the pros, I think it is huge as far as this team is concerned. They all could be in "woe-is-us" mode right now given all the injuries and setbacks and yet they stand 5-4 and refuse to go down or back down.
It's frustrating being a Vikings fan at times but man, I'm proud to say I'm a Vikings fan this year. This is a team that just refuses to quit and it's amazing to watch them battle. I'm excited to watch what Dobbs will do with a full week of practice under his belt.