knapplc wrote:BlueBandit24 wrote:knapplc wrote:I'm not so sure this adds a huge boost to ADP. He has no shortage of talent, but he will have a pretty inexperienced QB at the helm, meaning he's going to face a lot of stacked fronts. Either ADP or Chester (assuming he's OK) will have a tough time this year, that's my take.
I agree to an extent. But if Chester Taylor could run for 1,200 yards with similar surroundings, I think ADP could easily match or surpass that.
Except that in 2006 you had Brad Johnson at QB, and while he was no great prize, he was still just good enough to pick apart a defense that would put eight in the box against him.
Taylor/ADP are going to face a stacked defense all season, much like LT2 did when Rivers took over. Only thing is, the Minny line is not nearly as good as the Bolts', and there is no Antonio Gates at safety valve for Tarvaris Jackson.
I would not expect much out of either this year, that's for sure.
I hear where you're coming from. But Brad Johnson was simply abysmal at times last year and his decision making was not nearly as good as it had been hailed throughout his career. Granted, his supporting cast was wretched, but when you're unable to stretch the field at all with your arm, the box is going to be stacked anyway. T-Jax at least offers the threat of a vertical attack, and what he lacks in the mental department he at least provides that threat in the physical department. I'd call it a wash, because it can't get anyone worse than the aerial attack that Johnson led last year. I'd be shocked if the Vikes run game isn't at least on par with last years.