Minnesota Viking Talk
Monday, September 29, 2008
Minnesota Vikings Hot Talk: Vikes get back on track.
Well finally a win. I didn't get to write after last week because I was quite busy but the move was made and it looks like it paid off. This is exactly what the doctor ordered, serve me up one Gus Frerotte to get this season rolling again. I know I know you are all going to say,"Cyrus I thought you supported TJack, you thought we should be more patient." After the Colts game my mind
really changed. It seems as if TJack lost a little bit after his injury this preseason. I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt after the Green Bay game but the Colts game I saw some things that were quite troubling to me.
1st off in the Colts game it seemed as if he was rattled just by the booing. As an NFL quarterback you have to have more of a spine than that, which is something I am now questioning with TJack. He may have a future but his future isn't now. So thus the decision to put in the GusMan. I think it may have been a way to save Chilly's job as well. It looks as if this decision may pay off. Now defenses have to honor the pass more which will open up lanes for AP and Chester Taylor.
At first a fan would think that this was a call from Zygi but after more research it has been found that Bevell and qb Coach Kevin Rogers saw things that deemed this move to be necessary. I wouldn't doubt if some veterans in search of a 1st championship may have a say or two about it as well. By the looks of the way the defense played I think it injected some life into them as well. Let's hope that things continue to improve. We shall have what could be our mirror image of a test coming up next in the Tennessee Titans. I believe our strength maybe a little better than ours but our lone disadvantage is the fact that I could see us getting slightly outcoached in this game. I pick the Titans in a close one 16-13.
Finally each week from here on out I will pick the offensive and defensive players of the game. For week 1 I will say offensive would be Adrian Peterson with our defensive MVP being Greenway for he made some plays in the backfield and was all over the field.Week 2 I would have to say our offensive player of the game would once again be Adrian Peterson and defensive player of the game would be Pat Williams for his stonewalling of Addai(I still don't think that it was a td). Week 3 I will say the offensive player of the game would be Gus Frerotte for sparking the whole team and I will have to pick co-mvp's for defense. Antoine Winfield and EJ Henderson are the most deserving of this award. Man was that a great trifecta of a play by Winfield and Henderson looked like a man possessed out there. This is going to be one heck of a defense barring any serious injuries to key players.
Minnesota Viking Talk The Blog
This week’s roundup highlights some of the Best Minnesota Vikings Fan blogs around, for the reading pleasure of Vikings Fanatics worldwide. Enjoy!
The Daily Norseman
The Daily Norseman is truly a pinnacle of Vikings blogs, it’s what most football blogs aspire to be. The writing is often witty, providing great in depth analysis of Sundays games, future gameday speculation, and allows posts from a fun and respectful community of serious Vikings Fans.
Notable Post: Crazy Stadium Costs
The Vikings Locker
The Vikings Locker prefers to keep pure speculation to minimum by focusing on the hard game facts, in depth highlights and breaking Vikes news. The locker also boasts some of the most accurate injury reports and best pre-season coverage to be found.
Notable Post: Will Brad Childress help the Minnesota Vikings Continue to Improve in 2008?
The Viking Age
The Viking Age is truly a blog representing the Vikings huge and diversely opinionated fan base. This blog has a serious commitment to compelling original content beyond the average post-Sunday report. Viking Age also contains cool Vikings video, tailgating info, latest rumors, Dan Zinski’s excellent divisional breakdowns, and an engaging discussion forum.
Notable Post: Randy Moss wants to reunite with Daunte Culpepper
While it may be only a little over a year old, Vikings Gab is quickly becoming one of the most promising Vikings blogs with its awesome array of pictures, videos and amazing breadth of coverage. Helmed by sports media vets Matt Loede and Peter Durstman, Vikings Gab provides no-nonsense detailed analysis of games with only well-informed speculation.
Notable Post: No Bad Blood Childress, McCarthy
Viking Underground is a real gem of the Vikings blogosphere. From its great collection of quotes to its awesome original training camp coverage, the Underground is worth any fans time. It’s unfortunate that the blog hasn’t been updated in a while but is seems that author Mr. Cheer or Die might be contributing over at the Daily Norseman.
Vikings War Cry
Vikings War Cry is a community blog that allows Purple People Eater fans to publish their Vikings opinions, game summaries and more. Veteran posters like Anthony Hall and Andrew Strickert always bring great breaking news and informed assessments. War Cry is also part of the Most Valuable Network of sports blogs and often serves up great Vikes content through other community blogs.
Notable Post: Rides Like a Lemon
Purple Pride is a truly outspoken community, taking their Vikings coverage with great earnestness. Post content ranges from meticulously detailed to philosophical, with respected authors like Shockzilla and AngloVike offering incredible foresight on draft picks and future games.
Notable Post: Opener Right Around the Corner…