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On a side note with Hills injury do the Vikings try and milk the Rams for a solid pick for Ponder?
I just can't imagine any team wanting Ponder anymore for a trade.
Having the home crowd next week should be interesting against the Pats. Our offense should be able to open things up against the Pats defense. I really want to see hoe our defense handles those quick strikes/shot passing game I'm sure we'll see from Brady. I'm sure we will bend but hopefully we don't break.
Holy Crap. The Vikes looked great yesterday. Cordarrelle Patterson is the real deal and brings an exciting element to their offense.Good luck to the Vikes and their fans this season - cept for Oct 2 and Nov 23
I have heard lke 6-7 players last week talking about the home field, or lack there of, when a team is transitioning like the Vikings will be doing the next 2 years. They spoke with former Titans and Seahawks about this and everyone said that while playing at home the place NEVER felt like home. Kind of odd that EVERY player said virtually the same thing. Perhaps the,"Gofer Hole," as I will now officially refer to it now, can somehow be pleasant for the Vikings. I just didn't like hearing it from all those guys.I heard something like that too.....hopefully the lack of crowd noise when we are on offense will help. It's going to be wierd but everything is new this year from the coachs to the schemes to many players to the the field we play on.
I would say that Percy Harvin trade is looking like a pretty good idea right now. AD & CP will tear it up this year.
Well as long as anyone is saying that we shouldn't have traded Harvin, I'm going to pop in and say I haven't been disappointed for half a second about the trade since it happened. Please don't take this personal in any way shape or form Hutch. I absolutely love reading your posts and respect your opinion, but I couldn't disagree with you more about Harvin. I'm not sure how the 2013 seventh rounder turned out, but with the 25th pick we took Rhodes, and the 3rd rounder this year was McKinnon. Now, there is no way that the Vikings trade back up for Patterson if Harvin is still on the team, but I still think they would have made a push for Jennings. Spielman may have traded back up after Floyd to try and get Rhodes, but I know we wouldn't have Patterson and Harvin on this team.Patterson goes out and owns while being a great locker room guy. Percy Harvin looked like a (expletive deleted) while Wilson was getting interviewed after the game Thursday night. Wilson couldn't have been happier about the win, and Harvin just stood there like he couldn't wait to get out of there. Then again, he probably couldn't concentrate very well as he was probably stoned out of his mind (okay that was a cheap shot, but I had to). Anyway, he just looked like he didn't give a crap. Patterson can't stop smiling. Patterson said his favorite part of football was scoring because he loved seeing how excited the fans got and knowing that he was giving them something to cheer about. Harvin would most likely say he love's football because he's good enough that he can throw punches at coaches or fake migraine to get out of practice. He's a bitch, plain and simple. He was in high school. He was in college. He was in Minnesota. And I have no doubt that, while winning or losing, he'll find some reason to be a punk in Seattle too. Patterson is as elusive, as quick, and as fast as Harvin. He is bigger than him, so he can go up and get jump balls better. He has better vision than him. He's not as polished because he's 4 NFL years behind him. Harvin is incredibly talented, but so is Patterson, and Patterson isn't a whiny little injury prone punk ass bitch.
I'm looking forward to the defense just blowing past that line and harrassing Brady all afternoon!
I wish I could share your optimism on the defense.......I think the Pats and Brady will put up a lot of yards on us especially in the middle of the field. Hopefully thats all they put up is yards and not a lot of points. I like our defense and front but we have weaknesses that can and probably will be exploited this week and weeks ahead.
Zimmer has indeed had the pats number, but that was last year. I drove to Chicago yesterday and I just kept hearing Sal Crapantonio continue to dis the Vikings calling their win an upset vs. the Rams because of the QB situation there. He said that the Patriots would handle the Vikings because they don't lose 2 in a row. He went on to say that the Dolphins made the Patriots 1 dimensional because of their interior line play. 5 sacks on the road and 2 picks ain't bad for pressure, Sal!..I've got news for Sal, the Vikings interior is better than the Dolphins. Pressure up the middle is the key on defense this week. Getting in Brady's face and not allowing the slide or step into the pocket is what will ultimately determine this game. The Vikings are riding high right now, and I expect a better game defensively for the Purple this week, at home...Watching what the Dolphins did and the poor play by the Patriots last week in the 2nd half may carry over? The way every team will approach the Vikings on offense is a stacked line and keeping AP bottled up. Well, how'd that work for the Rams last week?The Vikings need to stay in the game early. Don't allow a scoring explosion from Brady and the Gronks, Vereen's and Ridleys of the Patriots. The mismatch will be Gronk, but I'd expect that Zimmer has a plan for that. Should the Vikings exploit the Patriots like the Dolphins did with runs from AP. This game may turn out nearly identical to last weeks results for the Patriots. Knowshawn Moreno is no Adrian Peterson. Some of those 12 yard gashes may be 40 yard TDs if what I witnessed is correct? Until the Vikings defense is exposed, that may not happen this week, they will continue to play well. They have won 5 in a row, albeit 4 were preseason wins. That kind of feel continues to drive teams and players in this league. Expect Rudolph to have a good game as he and Gronk are the players that seem to be mismatched. The Pats don't want to fall to 0-2 and the Vikings really need a signature win. I'd expect they get it. Sooner or later father time catches up with each and every superstar. He is the undefeated, undisputed, all time champ. It's time that the old bully gets a bit of it's own medicine...SKOL Brother!