Minnesota Viking Talk
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Minnesota Viking Super Blog: Minnesota Turnovers Explains Much.
Another Tough Road Battle
Well one word explains the outcome of this game turnovers. Tennessee 1 Minnesota 4. It is almost impossible to win any game with that amount of turnovers. This was definitely the deciding factor of this contest at Tennessee. There will be many fans out there who over look this fact believe me I have heard it on KFAN's fanline and seen it on the Viking Update's Purple Thoughts Blog. But I will say this you cannot blame this loss on Chilly he isn't the one who fumbles and makes penalties. I will say this though, I was greatly disappointed in two play calls in this contest. 1st the 3 and 1 shotgun formation in the 3rd quarter. Once again they call a 3rd and 1 shotgun play. This never makes sense to me when you have the threat of Adrian Peterson. If anything you go under center and if you plan to pass you run a play action to freeze the d but do not go in a shotgun formation you totally limit what you can do from that formation. That play call drove me insane and it did during the Green Bay game as well.
Secondly the punt late in the game when we were down 30-17 with like a minute left.This showed me that Brad quit. This should never ever happen in the NFL because stranger things have happened. Now I don't know if Chilly has lost all confidence in TJack and this is what influenced his decision but I thought that was a terrible call by a coach late in the game even though it was out of reach. It is a very bad signal to send to the team that you are throwing in the towel. I don't know if he was trying to keep his guys from getting hurt but I surely have to say that this was one of the worst calls Chilly has made as coach of our beloved Vikings.
Lastly was that Berrian or Williamson I saw playing out there on Sunday. He did make a great grab late in the game but he also dropped a sure touchdown. If he doesn't start showing some more skill than he has in the 1st 4 weeks than I will be calling this free agency pickup a flop. The only difference so far between him and Williamson is that he doesn't miss the ball completely and let it hit him in the facemask. He just lets it bounce off of his hands. I will give kudos to Shiancoe for not dropping any balls thrown his direction and boy did Bobby Wade have a hell of a game.
Finally has anyone seen a cheaper shot on a quarterback than the one givin to Frerotte by Kyle VandenBosch? That was absolutely ridiculous and Gus has every right to pissed off about that as he was after the game. Now for my offensive and defensive MVP's of the game on Sunday. The offensive MVP in my opinion was Bobby Wade. The guy had 7 catches for 75 yards and continues to pile up first down catches. On the Defensive side of the ball I will give the game ball to Kevin Williams for his 6 tackles and his run stuffings of LenDale White. Even thought the D gave up 30 points 21 of those can be attributed to the turnovers the Vikes gave up throughout the game. Skol Vikings and lets hope we have a better showing against New Orleans although it will be tough without our defensive leader EJ Henderson for it sounds like he will be out with a couple of dislocated toes, sounds very painful. My prediction New Orleans 27 Minnesota 20. I know it is sounds tough but I just don't think we have the firepower on offense to beat these guys unless AP goes off in front of a national audience.
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…