Purple_Pride wrote:Dude, let me start by saying that I am a Vikings fan, but those of you who know me on here im sure will agree im not some big homer. But this team truely looks like the real deal. I dont think any other team in the NFL has dominated start to finish on both sides of the ball more consistently then the Vikes so far this year. True true the Vikes have had some poor opposition (Lions, Bears, Falcons) but the Vikes did not squeek out victories here, they dominated the games in every aspect like a quality contender should.
Giving the Falcons a halftime lead and allowing them to score 26 points does not seem to be very dominant in every aspect. Your defense is much improved, but still has many flaws.
QB: D.Culpepper; lets remember that Daunte is still very very young, most seem to forget that due to the very early success he had in this league. But Daunte is a quality Qb who can make plays through the air or on the ground. with just 1TO through his 3 games he looks to be getting a much better grasp on that aspect of his game. If he faulters Frerotte has shown that he can play effectively in this system. A-
I will be sold on Cpup having cured his TO-bug after he's played 8 games. Until then, I find it hard to believe that Minnesota will continue to go from the league's WORST turnover ratio to its best. Also, Frerotte was successful in the system against weak teams by throwing jump balls to Moss. There are a few (granted, not many) teams with cornerbacks tall enough to stop that strategy cold. Case in point- meet Denver's 6'-4" CB Lenny Walls, who would be a probowl lock if he had better hands.
O-LINE: probably the best part of this team is the massive o-line. this line dominates the trenches pushing whole defensive lines back 5 yards. is their a better line in football? A+
Yup. Kansas City has what is widely agknowledged as the best O-line in football. Minnesota gets a lot of help on running plays because the QB himself is a running threat, which causes defenses to hesitate for a second. I'm not taking anything away from Minn's system, however, as they are consistantly one of the premeir rushing teams in the NFL.
WR: this corps starts and ends with Randy Moss. Triple Coverage? no problem he'll go up and get it. he takes the extra pressure of the whole rest of the team. the rest of the recieving corps of Beurleson, Capbell and Bates is very young but has skill. Beurleson runs tight routes and makes tough grabs all over the field, Campbell is a speedster who can really stretch the field and its always easier opposite Moss. A-
Minn is the Randy Moss show, and it has been since Carter retired. Your rookies are not talented, they're ignored by defenses. Moss hits problems when he's not able to outjump corners, however. I'm anticipating Lenny Walls to expose Minn as the one man show that they really are, and force the Vikes to win on the backs of Burleson and Campbell. I'll take Smith, Sharpe, and Lelie over those 2 any day.
I think you have your fan goggles on a little bit and have ranked a few units higher than they deserve. I really don't think any area deserves below a "C", but I think a few of those areas are merely average. I think Minn is the real deal and a playoff lock, but I think you're just a little too high on them. So on to the real point of this post- how's about it, Vicky? Do I smell a paper bag challenge?