Vikings Doing Some Self-Scouting Over The Bye Week

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 5, 2009 – 7:32 am

Most NFL teams have spent the past few days studying film of their opponent and game planning against tendencies, strengths and weaknesses. But the Vikings don’t have an opponent this week because they have their bye week.

The next time the Vikings suit up will be on November 15 against the Detroit Lions, a team they beat 27-13 in Week 2 at Ford Field. With one game against the Lions already under their belt, the Vikings coaching staff will have a little extra evidence to examine as they prepare for their next game.

But Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress said that even though they’ve had this extra week to prepare for Detroit, they’ll spend some of the extra time studying themselves, too.

“We’re more focused on us this week than anything, Childress said. “We’ve played Detroit once. Obviously we’ll spend time looking at their game this coming Sunday, but there is nothing we can do about that right now.

“But really (it is) more looking at us. You always look at yourself differently right after a game when you are grading plays, than when you put that tape down and come back to it a day or two later, or a week or two later.”

Aside from grading players’ performances to this point in the season, the Vikings coaches will also examine their own tendencies. Does the offense run only certain plays in certain situations? Does the defense tend to blitz more heavily in one scenario versus another? These are both questions, along with many others, that the Vikings will answer about themselves as they do some self-correcting and self-scouting heading into the 2nd half of the season.

“We do a lot of self scouting things where things kind of jump at you and you go, ‘Jeez you realize we do that?’” Childress explained. “Even though we do it through a computer by virtue of numbers and you can access the video by virtue of numbers, you look it in a little different light when you step away and look back on it.”

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6 Responses to “Vikings Doing Some Self-Scouting Over The Bye Week”

  1. By Charles Shunstrom on Nov 5, 2009 | Reply

    Please work on pass defense.I`ve been a fan since 1964.Please,Please
    stop the PASS!!!!

  2. By jason letourneau on Nov 5, 2009 | Reply

    been a fan since 1980 would love nothing more than to stop the pass,because we will see the pats in the superbowl

  3. By STEVE on Nov 6, 2009 | Reply


  4. By Rex on Nov 7, 2009 | Reply

    I agree with the abov e comments. Practice a lot on pass defense. Hold Winfield a while and test Paymah. Seems that this position is a weak link while Winfield is out. Need also Ray Edwards to play at All-Pro calibre level to put pressure on the opposing quarterbacks. Once the Defense come close to being a top notched run defense the past three years, I think the team would be awesome. The addition of Bret Favre is one of the best moves by Childress. The special teams improved by leaps and bounds. I’d like Greg Lewis and the backups to be the secret weapons also in the playoffs. I hope everybody contributes. I hope the Vikings also develop a killer instinct during the playoffs. Well done thus far. Congratulations!

  5. By rap99 on Nov 7, 2009 | Reply

    the late comebacks by the opps are very frustrating, the QB has too much time to throw, the coverage is soft and we forget how to tackle, not a good combo. but we have the rest of the season to work on it, better to have these problems the 1st half of the season, and correct it the 2nd half for the playoffs. favre is playing better then i could have hoped, go brett, GO VIKES!!!

  6. By vikingfan1955 on Nov 7, 2009 | Reply

    I have to agree that we have to work on the pass rush,but we need help on the run defense.we have given up way to many yards.We are doing very well on the offense and all the recievers are in volved.We can go all the way if we tighten up the pass defense and run defense.we have a few games b4 the competition gets hard again so use these games as a way of getting better for the end run.We are the second best tean in the nfc and can be the best.We have all the talent on both sides of the ball.We have a week to get healty also and that will amke a big difference also.

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