Vikings To Square Off Against Dynamic Dolphins Offense

Posted by cjsiewert on September 15, 2010 – 11:11 am

With a great deal of focus centered around the Vikings WR core and whether or not the coaching staff will make a move to bolster its depth, Vikings players can only worry about their next opponent, the Miami Dolphins.

The Purple had its hands full in their season-opening loss to the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints and now have the task of competing with a talented Dolphins team. One tough task in particular that the Vikings will face in their home opener will be to slow down the innovative and creative Dolphins offense that includes exotic formations such as the Wildcat.

An advantage the Vikings may have in this matchup is their secondary against the Dolphins WRs. The secondary is hampered by injuries to CBs Chris Cook and Cedric Griffen but will face a Dolphins WR core that managed to involve only 2 of its players during Sunday’s 15-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills. Brandon Marshall caught 8 passes for 53 yards and Davone Bess hauled in 6 receptions for 51 yards.

As Mike duly noted, the Vikings secondary unit held its own against a Saints offense that was 1st in scoring offense and 4th in passing offense just a season ago and will now look to stop a Miami offense with not quite as many weapons. The big concern the secondary is challenged with this week is undoubtedly the play of Marshall, who was acquired in a trade with the Denver Broncos this offseason.

If the Vikings front 7 can stop the dynamic rushing attack of RBs Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams, the Dolphins will be forced to make plays through the air, which creates an opportunity for the Vikings secondary unit to come up with some big defensive stops. Certainly it takes a team effort to earn a victory in this league but keying off the Dolphins rushing attack and limiting Marshall’s receptions may be principal factors to a Vikings win.

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23 Responses to “Vikings To Square Off Against Dynamic Dolphins Offense”

  1. By Pat the Viking on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    I can feel the excitement get stronger as it closing in on Sunday afternoon. The thriller of the second week of the NFL and Vikings football. The cheers of the Vikings fans in the Stadium as the Vikings players take the field. The fans are on their feet, screaming to the top of their lungs. As I watch, I think it doesn’t get any better than this, Vikings Football !!!

  2. By Danny on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    THE VIKES ARE HERE TO STAY! Mn loves their vikes! Miami wasted a plane ticket coming here!!! Did you know dolphins are just gay sharks?

  3. By Bill Thein on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Danny, Im offended by your post.

    I agree with Pat! Vikings games are such a thrill! I’m double excited because purple is my favorite color to wear! I’ll be at the game this weekend with my crew! We’ll be the ones cheering the loudest! Yay Vikes!

    One question…is Brett coming back next year? I might buy his jersey but don’t want to be out of style if he quits. Any other purple jersey suggestion? Peterson? I’m just afraid they’ll trade him :(

    Go Vikings! You can do it! We believe in you! Bring back another Super Bowl trophy in January!

  4. By Frederick Jones on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Let’s not just complain about the coach this week. The coach usually gets too much credit in a win, and too much blame in a loss.

    In MN, the coach is blamed for everything!

    That’s gotta be wrong, he doesn’t control the minds of the players!

    Or is he expected to be God!!!

  5. By Dolphin2 on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Danny– can you say LOS ANGELES VIKINGS

    Bill- what team are you on? You seem to be a little light in the loafers, plus to bring back another Super Bowl trophy, you would have to win one first.

    and Freddy- He doesn’t control their minds, but he is supposed to put them in position to succeed, and he doesn’t do that. He might not be God, but it may take a miracle for the Vikings to ever win a Super Bowl. Fins 24 Vikings 17

  6. By Vinnie on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    dolphin 2 must be high thinking the gay dolphins will put up 24 points on the vikings at the metrodome…you couldnt do it against the bills….minnesotas D held the aints to 14 points I seriously doubt you will even score a touchdown…what a moron…i always trip out when other teams fans post on this site…i would never waste my time going to another loser teams website

  7. By Danny on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Gay Fans for a Gay team XD
    Fins? are you joking me? that’s the most flamboyant nick name ever!
    Vikes 26 Gaysharks 10

  8. By moorevikes on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    danny what do you care what team someone plays for are you trying to find a boyfriend? did yours run off with your dad and break your heart? it’s okay dry your tears time heals all wounds.

  9. By moorevikes on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    sorry meant dolphin2 not danny

  10. By 50yrOldQB on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    yikes couldn’t move the ball or score against saints. Favre plays like a 50yr old this year. No receivers, poor O line play. It will be a long day for the yikes offense. Farve will be sacked at least 4 times and 2 picks. The only reason the yikes won’t be totally crushed it you do have a good front 7. But the D backfield is very poor. By the way, why is it the yikes have a blond gay mascot? All he needs is an ear ring and dress! LOL!

  11. By PurplePeopleEater on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    The strongest argument in here is based on h0mosexual connotations being created about the opposition’s mascot? Seriously? I can’t wait until the Internet becomes sophisticated enough to require fingerprint ID when posting online, so that we know just how young the people are who make such unenlightened childish attacks.

  12. By Dolphin2 on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Funny comment coming from a people eater.

  13. By soldier1986 on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    guys im gonna be honest. we all should be honest. our secondary sucks. our linebackers are great, and our defensive line is awesome. but we need alot of work on our secondary. I wish we would have tried more to get more help in the backfield this offseason. hopefully they will pick it up though. the saints were just having an off game. now i have faith in our defense. im just saying we need more practice and help. now lets have a great season

  14. By bestfront4 on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    soldier1986 I would have to disagree. New Orleans didn’t have an off game, vikings defense had a good night. Are we still fogetting that the Saints has a high-powered offense scoring 30 or so points A GAME? Our cconcern isn’t with the secondary as much as the o-line, maybe we can make more use of our fullback. get him more involved in both the run and the pass. Now don’t forget New orleans are the champ, but we had the better team, and we still do. When we get more comfortable we going to be a force to reckoned with. Watch and see.

  15. By PurplePeopleEater on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    Both offenses had an off-game. A couple of times Brees found the guy who had the D beat deep, only to overthrow him. On the other side Brett was out of sync with the receivers and Berrian was dropping the ball. Look for a much different game should we meet in the offseason. I just hope we’ll have corners that can keep pace with their receivers by then.

  16. By purplenurple on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    Dolfin2….hmmmm,you turds were 7 and 9 last year.Congrats, missed edging out the bills for last place by one game.This year looks to be a breakout out season for you folks.You remind me of Buffalo…without the talent and cool logo. You wore out the canned one-liner LA Vikings bit.

  17. By purplenurple on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    Hey..there’s alot of excited buzz going around this season regarding the DOLFINS! Just kidding…they’ve been irrelavant for the past two or three DECADES!!!!
    Let’s talk about current greats:Marino,Zonka,Shula and don’t forget the Superbowl wins in the …..SEVENTIES. The only NEW thing about this team is the barfy nickname ” the Fish” or the ” fins”-either way it still stinks.Had enough Dolfin2? You sir, are quite simply..a putz.

  18. By Rick James on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    It’s going to be a bounce back team for the ole gunslinger and the boys. I think the only way Favre doesn’t reach 300 yards this week is cuz the Vikes will be up so much they will abandon the pass and T Jax will be taking snaps halfway through the 4th. Dolphins may be on the upswing, but thats a heck of a way up to see the Vikes. 27-7 with the game being more out of reach than the score indicates.

  19. By Dolphin2 on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    Whatever you think we still have hotter cheerleaders. Purplepeople, it’s called the POST season…jeez

  20. By shula is god on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    hey danny maybe we are a bunch of gay wearing aqua sharks but it still will be a gay happy ocassion seeing that senior citizen knocked out of the game this weekend 40 is not the new 20 in football favre should know when the time is right to stop playing.besides the football world is tired of the #4 soap opera fins by 7

  21. By shula is god on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    hey purplenurple we don’t see any bright shiny silver football trophys in your case it’s called a superbowl trophy besides when you had that 15 and one and what have we done season when you choked to atlanta in your purple yard,and even better when you choked last year against the saints,stop the fish groung game not! wildcat not! even now brandon marshall not!!! big upset fish by 7

  22. By soldier1986 on Sep 17, 2010 | Reply

    seriously this arguing back and forth is stupid. and other teams coming on here to talk trash, is really retarted. i would never even waist my time. hahaha its patheitc really. im not even gonna argue. so one of you dolphins fans just go ahead and rip on me now. peace

  23. By projections on Sep 17, 2010 | Reply

    First the Dolphins trade away Wes Welker becaus ethey couldn’t use him effectively, then they trade Greg Camarillo. And Favre loves this Camarillo kid, lets see if it bites Dolphins on the ….

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