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In Red Zone And 2nd Half, Vikings Need To Finish The Job

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 19, 2011 – 7:53 am

The biggest source of frustration for the Vikings and fans coming off a pair of disappointing losses to open the season is the fact that the Vikings held leads at halftime of both games. The inability to finish games in the 2nd half has cost the Vikings two losses against two very good teams.

Yes, the Vikings need to do a better job of finishing games in the 2nd half. Before that, though, the Vikings need to do a better job of finishing off drives in the 1st half.

Against the Chargers in Week 1, the Vikings began a drive late in the 1st quarter on their own 8-yardline. They drove down to the San Diego 19 and had a 1st-and-10. From there, though, the Vikings gained just 4 yards and had to settle for a FG. Against the Buccaneers on Sunday, the Vikings had four 1st-and-goal situations but were able to score TDs on just two of those opportunities.

Do the math in all three of those situations, and you can see how easily the outcomes in both games could’ve been different had the Vikings executed properly in the red zone and near the goal line.

“That’s one that gets frustrating for us because getting in the red zone area is big for us and everything that we did to get there we need to solidify by scoring touchdowns instead of field goals,” QB Donovan McNabb said after the game. “It would have been a different ballgame if we were able to score a touchdown instead of kicking field goals in the second half.”

The good news is the Vikings have the personnel in place to execute on the goal line. We know Adrian Peterson can bang his way through for scores – he did it twice on Sunday. And we know Michael Jenkins can wiggle open in the end zone and make a play – he did that against the Chargers in Week 1. Now it’s a matter of the Vikings working on this facet of their offense and going out this weekend against Detroit and making plays.


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269 Responses to “In Red Zone And 2nd Half, Vikings Need To Finish The Job”

  1. By PonderforQB on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Let Ponder play, hes quick, he will run when our Oline drops. Only way to learn is to get out there. Stop the nonsense with the has been quaterbacks. Its that simple.

  2. By MikeWobschall on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb is not the problem, that is clear.

  3. By Vikings4Life on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Musgrave is the problem.

  4. By wkranig on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    We understand McNabb isn’t the problem, but Ponder could have just as well lost both of those games, but at least he would have 2 games of experience under his belt. He’s our future and I believe it to be very bright, McNabb makes a great backup if he goes down.

  5. By Vikings4Life on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    The second half the offense and defense deflates, been a fan for a long time and I can say one thing I can never feel comfortable even when this team is in a lead. Guys eat too much stake and can’t stand the endurance conditioning part of it.

  6. By ibleedpurple on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    MIke, I read your article and I agree we need some serious improvement in the red zone. It’s nice to see that McNabb agrees with that. However, we can’t just continue heaping the blame onto the offense’s inability to finish drives with TD’s. We HAVE to face the fact that our pass defense is…(how shall I say this politely?…) POROUS!! Teams now know all they need do is gameplay AP and mid-level pass on us. We will continue to lose every game this year if we don’t address our pass defense problem immediately. There are too many excellent passing attack teams out there to rely on our offense’s ability to pick it up in the red zone.

  7. By Mike on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t get the point of writing here its not like coaches read this they don’t listen to us fans anyway.

  8. By Mike on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I think Everson Griffen fits our team more than Robison, Robison isn’t good against the run and he’s not doing much to prove he deserved that contract Jared Allen draws double teams Robison should be taking advantage of that I think he’s just a good backup

  9. By wkranig on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @ Mike
    And a good coach shouldn’t let fans sway his professional opinion on who should start, but fans need a way to vent and what better place than blogs?

  10. By Robins on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Duh…they need to finish the job! They should know that. How much are they getting paid? If they can’t play a whole game, give them half of a paycheck. How rediculous. Let Ponder play, let the young quarterbacks go against each other. The Lions are going to win either way. Stafford is healthy. We will win one game this year, hopefully, against Kansas City.

  11. By Jon on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    The problem is every single time they go up by two scores the defense collapses. Has no one realized that yet? It’s happened for the past THREE years. The defense starts giving up HUGE chunks of yards in the second half. The defense was playing great the first half. Get a nice lead…they blow…FIX THIS NOW.

  12. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    You know Mike W, I would take the opinion of a Hall of Fame QB like Bradshaw on QB’s over yours any day, according to Bradshaw, he thinks McNabb should sit and we should start Ponder, you can find his comment on Fox Sports, I agree with what Terry said 100%

  13. By David P on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    The reason why the defense gives up huge leads is the fact the opponents go to the short game and the front 4 of the vikings cannot get to the QB so they have to blitz. In the first half it works, but the opponents then adjust and the short game comes back to bite the vikings. There are three big problem areas for the vikings. WR, OL and DB. You cannot win if you do not score and you cannot win if you do not protect a lead and that is the script of the vikings right now.

  14. By wkranig on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @Jon – If you think about it, it makes sense. What does a team start doing when it’s down by 2 scores? They start taking chances and throwing the football down the field. And we haven’t had a standout corner opposite Winfield that can prevent the pass.

  15. By Robins on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb isn’t the whole problem but he is part of it. Go with the young players. Bradshaw is pretty smart. The Vikings seemed shocked that a team could play so well in the second half. Weren’t they there last week too? Wake up. Play hard all four quarters.

  16. By Canadian Vikes Fan on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Oh my god the pass defence is not porous, people are just looking to blame a unit and the secondary is an easy target. Last week Vincent Jackson got 40 yards, this week Mike Williams didn’t even have a catch. When a good QB like Freeman doesn’t hit 250 yards I’d say the secondary did alright, considering the Packers gave up over 400 yards passing for the 2nd straight week. Sure, they gave up some yards in the 2nd half but TB had like 50 yards at halftime, did anyone really think that they would have only 100 yards at the end of the game? Teams make adjustments. The Bucs big comeback is on the coaches for not settling the troops and making adjustments to counter the Bucs adjustments, that’s not on the players. Stop blaming the secondary.

  17. By Vikings4Life on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Coaching is terrible, blowing 2 games straight leading by halftime is a coaching error also players are having mental meltdowns, mistackles, and have no killer instincts this defense is too soft if I were other teams I would just get in shotgun and just attack the secondary.

  18. By 3DONTHERADIO on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @Canadian Vikes Fan “stop blaming the secondary?” Let’s see, Johnson drops an interception on TB’s game winning drive. Griffin gives up on the earlier TD pass, even though he had looked back to see that the ball was indeed coming his way. Did he try to jump to deflect the ball, throw up his hands to try to confuse the receiver, do anything ? Nope ! Just watched it go over his head for 6. Yeah, good thing the secondary played so well !

  19. By Purple Head on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    We need more Toby

  20. By chon69 on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    As I respect Mike Wobschall, I don’t agree that the coaching isn’t the problem. Anytime you dominate the first half of a ball game the way we have in both games and they lay a total egg in the second half of each it is a coaching adjustment problem. Players do need to execute but so do the coaches when there is an adjustment made by the other team. This scenario is starting to look like another Dennis Green situation for those of you who don’t remember or are too young, he was the king of the inability to adjust after halftime.

  21. By Troutdaddy on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    My perspective: Offense is too predictable. Hmmm, hand off to A.P. on first down. Throwing horizontal way too much- need more down-field throws and receivers to show up- Berrian for one. Still waiting for him to wow us? Still waiting for any receiver to catch a long ball… Harvin is amazing though. Showed some real guts on Sunday. I like many fans are looking at Cam Newton and thinking that Ponder should get the same shot. I will give McNabb another game or two. Detroit will be the big test for him next week. Lastly- I actually flew my wife and I out for the game sunday and it was her first NFL game ever. Disappointed the Vikes could not give her a win, but we still bleed purple… Nuf said….

  22. By Canadian Vikes Fan on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    3DONTHERADIO, the NFL is a passing league now, QBs are gonna make plays. It would have been nice for the Vikings secondary to play a flawless game but thats unrealistic. Granted, Johnsons dropped pick was inexcusable, I’ll give you that. How about LeGarrette Blount getting like 8 yards a carry in the 2nd half, I guess thats on the secondary too? Between the Vikings sputtering in the redzone, tough breaks like the onside kick or fumble that was called back for offside, the Bucs making adjustments and our coaches making none, blaming the secondary for the loss is a huge cop out.

  23. By Troy on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Im tired of execuses such as no O T A,s and new coaches.Truth is the vikings are not a good a good football team.Most of the blame in my opinion is the defence and Rick Spielman.Look at the vikings last 3 drafts .They tried to address the secondary with T. Johnson and C. Cook so far not good.Other than Percy Harvin the last 3 drafts have produced very little production on the field.Mc nabb is not the problem and Ponder is not the answer yet.Its poor drafting and a lousy defence thats mostly to blame for the vikings 0-2 start and thier 4-12 season to come.

  24. By robert declercq on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    ive been a vikings fan for 42 yrs, and why please tell me why we have had the worst and i mean worst corner backs and safties for the last ten years. we are terrible at covering the pass and nothing has been done about it why!!!! did anybody watch the atlanta philly game those teams have great corners and safties that make plays and hit people period… thats all i have to say .

  25. By chon69 on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Most everyone that has written on this page has a good point. Having been a Viking fan since Gary Quazzo was our QB I can see a trend with the Vikings. They don’t learn their lessons very well. We either get the talent on the field and poor coaching or great coaching and mediocre talent. Dennis Green and Brian Billick were great talent evaluators that is why they had the success we had during their stint as coach and assistant respectfully. The Vikings need to bring back our former assistant coaches like Brian Billick to run the Vikings. I like Rick Spielman but if you go by results he is average at best as well in his talent acquisition. We may just be fans but a few of us have watched and learned from football in all the years as fans. It’s time for the Vikings organization to quit kidding the fans and admit this is a rebuilding year. Put Ponder in and let us just enjoy watching him grow.

  26. By wkranig on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    sure there maybe problems with the oline, dline & coaches. but we had a short off season. we are doing a new offense, our dline is getting old & we have a 1st year coach. as the season goes on some of these kinks should work themselves out. but #5 is a 13 yr vet & he is playing like a scared rookie. won’t let loose the long ball when needed. so if he’s going to play like a rookie, why not put in our rookie & see what he can do? we need to stop going after band-aids & start building up our team. we are going to waste AP’s time with us because we keep looking for these short term fixes & for the second season in a row, having a vet qb as blown up in our faces.

  27. By chon69 on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @wkranig – You have a good point there!

  28. By 61vikings on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    This is a team sport and you can’t blame just one part of the team!! Your secondary is only as good as your pass rush!! Just as your QB is only as good as your offensive line protects him!! If you watch Tom Brady, he just stands in the pocket like it’s practice or 7 on 7!! He has all the confidence in the world and that each guy will do his job and protect him!! McNabb is know where near that!! Our secondary is weak, but our pass rush is just as weak, especially in the second half!! If Jared Allen is double teamed, then that should open the door for someone else to get to the QB!! We miss the Williams’ Wall!! I also think that E.Griffen should start over B.Robison!! Great game for T.Gerhart!! One area we don’t have to worry about is running back!! We are just a few players away from being a great team!! (2) DB’s, (2) OL’s, (2) WR’s, (1) Nt and (1) Safety and were set!!

  29. By rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    “The Vikings have begun a season in which they proclaimed themselves contenders and during which they are seeking approval for a billion-dollar stadium by treating the second half the way your average downtown office worker treats Friday afternoon. They’ve taken off early”

    -Jim Souhan, MPLS STAR TRIBUNE

  30. By chon69 on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @61vikings – Those are equally good points but you forgot to add another run stopping nose tackle to your list!

  31. By chon69 on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    It seems as though the Vikings are always a bridesmaid and never a bride!

  32. By wkranig on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I mean look @ these up & coming teams! Bucs, Bills, Panthers, Rams & the Lions! They have taken the time to BUILD THEIR TEAMS. Not going after quick fixes that blow up in their faces. For the second season in a row the Lions are poised to tops us in our division & even make a playoff apperence!! Why? Because they have built their team. In the NFC North with the Pack all monsterous, the Lions becoming a Force if we don’t start building our team the only thing we’ll be competiting for is last place.

  33. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    30 minute team in a 60 minute game…….

  34. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    no excuses for poor tackling. no excuses for lack of production in 2nd half. no excuses for this half-hearted effort.

  35. By Twoodsnvikes on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Can Wobschall not pick the real softball questions to answer for monday morning mailbag and answer the true fans who actually see the problems of the vikes and not the unicorns and rainbows? EVERYONE had no OTA’s etc and there are plenty of teams playing well. The most frustrating part is we all see the vikings being capable of winning and throwing it all away in typical vikings fashion

  36. By PonderforQB on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    wkranig, could’nt agree more, build the team. In time we will get there. Firing coaches and running trick plays won’t work. Time to play some defense. Lions are going to be very tough. If we have another low mileage passing game from McNabb then give the ball to the rookie that we all have high hopes for.

  37. By Troy on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @wkranig Well said and here here.You build a team from the inside out.First on the agenda is to draft a top flight left tackle with our top 5 first round pick in next years draft and leave him there for the next 10 to 12 years.

  38. By Mich.Vikingfan on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Ugh, this is so frustrating. AP rushing for 100 yrds(nearly) in both games, a considerable half time lead, and a complete collapse in the 2nd. Stupid mental errors, penalities, lack of production. What are they doing during the half time, that seems to de-energize them? I live in Mich and all I hear about is how great the Lions are, sure hope the Vikes can put a whole game performance together or I won’t hear the end of it. Help me out boys!PLEASE!!

  39. By Mike B on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I think it is way early to call for McNabbs head. I think Mike W. is onto something with the poor tackling. I really think the team played better this last game as compared to the first game. I do think its an inability to make plays when we need plays. One think I disagree with Mike W. is our WR core it is not good. We need that deep threat receiver and sorry Berrian isn’t it. They don’t respect our ability to go deep and that keeps things in a tighter box. It’s like when you’re in the Red Zone you have a tighter area to play in.. We need to make the respect the fact at times we are going down the field long. Take Care.

  40. By Mike B on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    them not the

  41. By Viking Joe on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Hopefully, having Kevin Williams back will help the defense. It’s not like the Vikings are getting blown out, 2 losses by a grand total of 11 points.

  42. By tommy baker on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I agree totally that Mcnabb is not the answer and Im not sure Frazier is as well. I said at the start of this season it was a mistake to waste time on Mcnabb. He is over the hill and their is no upside. This team is not playoff caliber yet and will probably not make 8-8 this year. Lets not waste another year on a has been only to come back next year with an unproven qb. Put Ponder in and let him play. He either has what it takes or he dont so lets find out this year. If he dont we will probably have a high draft pick to get another qb in next years draft. Please… after 40 years the frustration is almost unbearable at this point.

  43. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    A facts a fact. You do not blow a 17 point lead at home period. You can not sit on a lead anymore in the NFL.

  44. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    After watching Frazier’s presser, and hearing what he said about the Detroit game, you can easily surmise that it is an absolute must win. Thats obviously true-he just needs to think that for every game, especially when you have a lead. STAY AGRESSIVE!

  45. By Troy on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    2008 draft T. Johnson,J.D. Booty,L.Gion,J.Sullivan Jamar Johnson 2oo9 Draft P. Harvin, P. Loadholt,A. Allen,J. Brinkley,J. Sanford. 2010 Draft C. Cook,T. gehart,E. Griffin,C. Degere,N. Tripplet, J. Webb,M. Shuler,R. Diempero.You want someone to blame for the recent stuggles look no further than Mr. Rick Speilman.

  46. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I have a feeling that this Detroit game will dictate what happens for the remainder of the year. If we win, McNabb will continue to start. If we lose Ponder will get the nod against KC. I’m not even sure McNaab will finish the game on Sunday. He seems too complacent, lacks sense of urgency. We need excitement to energize the team-and its fans.

  47. By wkranig on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @ troy what are you saying? I hope you’re not saying drafting Harvin, Gehart, Webb, E.Griffin, were bad calls?!? I will give you Loadholt and a few others but for the others I mentioned…I am shocked you would even say that. Those 4 are and will be a big part of our future & our sucess.

  48. By true viking fan on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    You cant blow consecutive 2 possesion leads at halftime and expect to be a contender as we are proclaiming, i truly hope they turn it around and the coaches start makin adjustments or we will all have to deal with another painful season, the Vikes obviously have the ability to beat good teams but they have to start making more plays when needed like when Tyrell Johnson dropped that pick! and once again its a 60min so the offense has got to stay on the field more in the 2nd half and the defense as i said before has got to make more plays when there is a chance for one, I bleed purple and gold and i dont wanna keep losing like this!

  49. By Troy on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    What im saying is in 3 years of drafting we got 1 solid starter in Harvin. In 3 years of drafting they have no starters on defence.Harvin is great. Gehart is solid Webb and griffin to this point. are unproven.

  50. By Pinebrigade on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Nothing better then our veteran squad getting road killed in the 2nd half by a team of up and comers out of the NFC South. Are we Minnesota Yikes ??!

    Coaching- Suspect. Does Frazier have any fire in him to put some passion and emotion in this squad?? Or is he another soulless an X’s and O’s guy? The team clearly lacked Heart to pull away and close that game. That comes from energy created by coaching staff and permeates the team. Zero so far…

    QB- McNabb “holding the gap”…. But, S. Bradord, C. McCoy, C. Newton, M. Ryan,J. Freeman jumped into fire and performed w/ less talent around them then Ponder will/does have. If we going to lose anyway… let’s get this Kid on the field!!

  51. By Larry King on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe these guy’s could win some games if the had a strenght and conditioning coach who had them doing a lot more cardio training. Then maybe they wouldn’t run out of gas before the second half. When they showed close up video during the second half you could see these guy’s were gasoing for air.

  52. By NJViking on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Look. I don’t have anything against Leslie Frazier. He seems like a good enough guy. But like I said last year, if Ziggy wanted to win, he should have looked at the amt of money Kraft was paying Belichick and doubled it to get Bill Cowher to coach this team. This team needs a coach with an established tracke record of winning big games and not choking. Second, Troy is right on the money with respect to Speilman’s ability to collect the right talent. He just hasn’t been good enough at picking players who have the leadership and heartand who refuse to lose.

  53. By Troy on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @wkranig, Why would the vikings draft Ponder in the forst round last year if they were sold on Joe Webb as a future starter.Even if your right about Webb and Griffin (I hope you are) that would mean that the vikings would have 4 good draft picks out of 18 selections.No one hits on all their draft picks but gtoing 4 for 18 is not even close to being good enough.

  54. By Alex on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    In My Opinion the o-line and McNabb need to step it up in the second half.. In both of our games so far this year it has come down to the offense (particularly pass offense) almost completely stopping after the first half. Our defense can’t be on the field almost the entire second half with barely any rest like they have been forced to do!! Our D made some good plays up until about the middle/end of the 3rd quarter. Offense needs to come out of halftime just as hungry as at the beginning of the game and keep getting points on the board. You cant be comfortable with a 2 or 3 possession lead in the NFL these days especially with an entire half left.

  55. By Alex on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I like Leslie Frazier. Seems like a nice, respectable guy. HOWEVER…he seems too much like a middle school or high school football coach than an NFL coach. The reason why is because he is too overly optimistic. It’s one thing to be calm and collected, but from what I am noticing, his philosophies don’t seem to drive this team. Our team goals shouldn’t be “lets take washed up players like McNabb, Berrian, and Jenkins and give them a second chance.” Look at the Eagles, went out and acquired 6 different pro-bowlers in the offseason, thats why they are serious Super Bowl contenders and we are not. After we lost Rice, we should have spent money on a LEGITIMATE deep threat. Instead, we sign some washed up scrubs from the Falcons and the Bears. We should have been right up there in the bidding for Nnamdi. If we had a top tier shutdown corner like him, maybe the Packers would actually be afraid to play against us. If Frazier dosen’t become more aggressive, he probably won’t be the head coach for the Vikings next year.

  56. By Bigfan1 on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Take a team like Detroit winning very few games in the past ten years, just think what it would be like to be a fan of Detroit, us current Vikes fans wouldn’t last a 10 year draught of losing, BUT what it did do is allow Schwartz to put together a roster of top draft picks. Something is the problem and any problem is fixable if it can be found. Maybe the Vikes will have to take the path of Detroit, I hope not since I think the organization would lose a lot of fans. The Vikiings fans are used to this organization being top dog in the North and an occasional NFC championship appearance. There was a time when the Vikes had the highest winning percentage in the NFL. When was the last super bowl appearance, 1977, think about it 34 years ago, you’d think that would be enough time to gather a crop of cohesive players to bring the Lombardi trophy back to Minnesota. The Vikes have had a tumultuous past setting records but also infamous records like being the only 15-1 team in NFL history to not make it to the super bowl. The trouble with football is it’s a team sport and elite players like AP cannot control the attitudes and abilities of other players as well as coaches, some players put out and others don’t. Hopefully the solution will be found soon and the team does a 180.

  57. By Shawn on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I think I am going to join the Fire Spielman band wagon … HOW CAN HE NOT SEE bERNARD BERRIAN SUCKS ?

    Spielman lose Berrian or lose your job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. By Vikings4Life on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    That’s what happens when you play time possession football you don’t have enough time for yourself to score any points. This team is way too conservative you run the ball and kill the clock what happens when you are down that means you keep throwing it and teams know when the vikings will throw it and they can play the pass, the vikings have no receivers to get open when it counts, none of the wideouts the vikes have are a threat downfield, besides harvin there is nobody that can out run corners and get open and actually catch a deep ball.

  59. By Shawn on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike Wobs … Is Rick Spielman aware that the WR is supposed to catch the ball? What does Spielman look for in a WR ? As a Viking fan I am aware of good WRs and Berrian isnt even practice squad material … WHY IS BERRIAN STEALING MILLIONS FROM OUR TEAM ? WHY ? WHY ? WHY ?

  60. By Vikings4Life on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Wasn’t expecting musgrave to continue on with the a** kicked offense both are similar in playcalling.

  61. By Vikings4Life on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Musgrave and chillys offense looks similar, can’t score in the redzone. Tired of this low scoring affair on offense its getting old. ITS NOT GOING TO WORK IN THE NFL TODAY.

  62. By Shawn on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

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  63. By Viking Joe on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Leslie Frazier is a good coach, an assistant coach/ coordinator that is, bring back Green or Tice !!!!

  64. By Woodboat on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I’m a little late to the party here, so I’ll just address a few of your posts that stuck with me.

    “Ponder could have lost those games just as easily as McNabb”. True… do you want him to lose the rest of them, or would you like to see a few victories this year.

    “I’ll take Terry Bradshaw’s opinion over yours” (Concerning starting Ponder over McNabb). Sure, but do you take Bradshaw’s opinion over the coaches that work with these guys every day in practice, who’s jobs and reputations hinge on this decision? I think I’ll back the coaches on this one over Terry.

    McNabb has been managing the game pretty well. He doesn’t call in the plays, complain about the OC if play selection seems messed up. My only problem with McNabb is that he seems to think that our receivers are 10 feet tall and run a 3.2 forty. He overthrows EVERY deep pass by 3-5 yards. He isn’t even close. He’s fairly good with the short stuff, but he needs to take something off his longball.

    That was a tough chance at an interception late in the game. I can’t knock the guy for missing that ball. Heck, Berrian would have missed it.

  65. By Shawn on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Musgraves offens might score more if he didnt have Berrian drive killing drops !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. By Woodboat on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I can’t blame our poor defense on the players. Yeah, our DBs are weak (although that was a very nice interception in the endzone), but our coaches don’t do a thing to help them out. If a QB has any kind of accuracy at all, they should be able to get 7-12 yards per pitch/catch. Our players react to the ball after it is in the air rather than react to the routerunners. How hard is it for a QB and WR to recognize the gaps in the zone and exploit them? If the last 2 weeks (and the last few seasons with Frazier as the DC) are any indication, it isn’t very difficult at all. Demote Pagac, give his spot to Singletary, and keep your nose out of it, Frazier. Your defense is horrible, and I’m not talking about your players.

  67. By Shawn on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    NFL Network just showed Berrian’s latest drop …. he was almost uncovered , and if Berrian wouldnt have slapped the ball to the ground it wouldve hit him in the face

  68. By Woodboat on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @ Shawn Fire Spielman OR cut Berrian? Why “or”? Why not “and”?

  69. By Shawn on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    At least I think it was Berrian’s latest drop … has anyone thrown anything to him today?

  70. By Woodboat on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Hey, that’s not fair, Shawn. Berrian had every right to protect his face from that maneating pigskin. Next time, he should double back and give it a good stomping just to make sure it doesn’t try anything like that again!

  71. By Shawn on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @Woodboat … it crossed my mind :)

  72. By Shawn on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @Woodboat …. :) ROTFLMAO :)

  73. By wkranig on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @ Troy I like Webb for the creativity his presence can bring to plays. If we have him in we have 3 options with him, he can run, he can catch & he can throw. I mean think of the possibilities of having AP, Ponder, Webb in at the same time. Or other combos! It opens the offense wide & gives the other team a headache trying to figure out how to defend it. I am not talking about trick plays but new & improved plays that go with the skills our players have. I do agree with the fact that we have had too many misses when picking drafts. I think we are so focused on winning now! And we run around getting Favre, McNabb, Moss…that we wasted time & money & missed out on good young talent. Our team keeps getting older & we keep picking up older plays in hopes their years will bring sucess. I want to win as much as anybody but having a team full of players just years away from retirement isn’t going to get it done. If we want to compete with the pack we need to basically start from scratch because in most positions on both sides of the ball even their backups are better than our starters.

  74. By OLD SCHOOL on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Who cares……………………….they play like they don’t………..

    SO I DON’T!

  75. By Justin Beeber on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier should not be head coach, Webb should be a wideout, Ponder should start, and Gerhart should get more carries.

  76. By Beeverchoan on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with Beeber

  77. By FireFrazier on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    lets all just face the facts. This season is pretty much done for us. The Vikings now only have about a 15% chance at best of making the playoffs now and with this half A** reunite every weak so far, we just might as well bomb this season and get a good spot in this upcoming draft. During the Tampa game last week, you could see McNabb joking and laughing all game for peat sakes. This team clearly has a discipline problem. Which isn’t surprising seeing how laid back our coach is. Frazier. If I was coach, I’d be riding this teams A** for the way they have played these past 2 weeks. Make them run wind sprints/suicides for every penalty they commit in games, make them do 50 push ups for every pass dropped, make them do 40 up downs for every time they took a play off. Discipline, Discipline, Discipline is what this team needs.

  78. By FireFrazier on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    those are some very basic suggestions to making this team better.

  79. By Vikings1 on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I have been a Vikings fan since 1961 when they came into the league. I grew up in Arkansas and I really liked their uniforms, especially the helmets with the Viking symbol of the horn which to me symbolizes toughness and that is wha the earlier team showed. Eller, Page, Marshall, Lurtsema, these guys played 4 quarters and never gave up, they faught hard all game, something the present team haven’t done and their secondary was just as tough and they didn’t make a 1/4 of the money these guys are make. It seems to me all this team is just playing to get a pay check, where is the Viking tradition of yester year? Winning has to be a team effort of both the players and the coaches, lets get back to the basics of good coaching and player commitment to win!

  80. By Matthias on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier didn’t want to be head coach in the first place… I think he would like to be the viking’s defence cordinator again. The DB’s played way better than last year ( 2+1 interceptions against Chargers and Buccaneers), but the whole team has to get some serious conditioning. Don’t play with ALL your energy in the first half just too be crushed in the second half. Only the final score matters in the end.
    Still I am very optimistic about a solid season.

  81. By Troy on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @wkranig, i think you and i are in agreement and on the same page for the most part.Ima longtime die hard viking fan but im also a realest.I truly hope that Ponder becomes a good to execelent QB in the near future.If he is to have sucess the vikings must upgrade the 0-line specificly a young stud at left tackle.Hutch has been great but he is getting old.Im not sold on Sullivan at center yet.They desperately need to get younger and faster on defence.They have 1 playmaker on D and thats Jared Allen.I love Greenway Winfield and E.J. But E. J. and Winfield are not getting any younger.Bottom line is its gonna take sometime to turn this around and they MUST!!!!!!! do better in the draft.

  82. By CA_Viking_fan on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Play like you are in a war! Intensity FOR THE ENTIRE GAME …. It all comes down to heart. Do the Vikings, as a team, have the heart and will to play at the level needed? NO.

  83. By chon69 on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    We live in an age of instant success where everyone wants to win yesterday. Realistically deep down we all knew this was not going to be a good season. There are too many wholes to fill and not enough salary cap money. You can’t just go out and get players because they are available. Remember Jimmy Johnson’s first year in Dallas. It was horrible! Give the team a little time to work together and gel. Win or lose they are still my team!

  84. By Meekay on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I definitely think webb needs to run some deep routes. He’s a much better deep threat than berrian ever was.

  85. By PONDER on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike W…Mcnabb Is not the prob..Your right but lets be real..he will not be here in the long run give the young guys some playing time..and cut BB

  86. By WASSUP on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    BOTTOM LINE O LINE SUCKS, VETERAN QUARTERBACK WHO IS GOOD BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH, MISSING THE WILLIAM BROTHERS, MANY MISSED KEY PLAYS AND OPPORTUNITIES BOTH OFFENSIVELY AND DEFENSIVELY FROM PLAYERS AND COACHES… HOPEFULLY THEY GET IT TOGETHER, OR US AS FANS ARE DONE FOR THE SEASON AFTER 3 GAMES!!!!

  87. By DAveJr on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Historical Reminder!!! Donovan Mcnabb’s former teamate Terrell Owens received much criticism from the media after calling Mcnabb “LAZY” in an interview. I think he was telling the truth. Please play Ponder!

  88. By Don on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    We need somebody starting with the coach to put this team up..take a double energy shot lol coach and start letting players know they need to step it up..

  89. By DRS on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Fourteen games before the Vikings move, to where is the question, a new stadium or La.

  90. By Don on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    *pump

  91. By DRS on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, at what point does your optimist view gives way to realty. 0-4,0-5,0-6?

  92. By DRS on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    So many years of disappointments, how many more, go Vikings.

  93. By Beeverchoan on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Bauln

  94. By VegasVike on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    POLL POLL POLL!!
    What should they name the team after it relocates to L.A.??

  95. By Tony on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    The Charger game I kind of understood because I seen what happened, we were playing in San D. in our dark jerseys, with the lack of mini camp, OTAs and a pre season that the starters only played a quarter and then a half they were gassed by the 4th quarter. But at home against the Bucs in a game they dominated the first half, they had enough of a lead that if they scored and we matched their score we still win. There was no excuse for not being able to move the ball on offense, if teams are adjusting to our plays and our D schemes then we need to change it up. Maybe Frazier needs to be head coach and D cord. Something needs to be addressed, when a team has a decent lead at half time two weeks in a row and then blows the game something is being figured out by the other team.

  96. By DRS on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    How about the LA Quakers? LOL.

  97. By DRS on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    To go along with the LA Lakers?

  98. By VegasVike on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I was thinking LA Coasters, cuz they are on the (west) coast and they, well, coast (at least in the 2nd half)

  99. By Ole 1 eye on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    You know, with as much as this season sucks so far, we have 2 things we can go, thank goodness we dodged that bullet. Those are:
    A.) We don’t have Rice who likely has a season ending injury (yeah already!)
    B.) AP hasn’t fallen into that whirlpool of under-performing after signing their extension. If you need a reminder just look at CJ2yards.

  100. By Tony on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I have satellite and we get N.Y and L.A. channels, the top team for LA. is the Chargers so you can forget about the Vikings going to LA. The Chargers have the market area, they want a new stadium and they are ready to go. The Vikings are 5th on that list, they want the Chargers and the Chargers want to move so it is a done deal just not official yet but all the verbal agreements are already made.

  101. By Viking Joe on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    LA Sesspoolers or LA Smog Eaters !!!!! lol

  102. By Justin F on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @ Troy

    You sure about that?

  103. By Viking Joe on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    San Diego is no where near LA, if a team moves to LA , they’ll get watched !!!!!
    COME ON MAN !!!!

  104. By Viking Joe on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    More than likely an expansion team, to boot !!!

  105. By OC viking on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Move to LA..then a superbowl ring will follow

  106. By DRS on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    It is getting hard to get up for a team who finds ways to not win the big one, year after year. Here it goes, let us go Vikings, hoping for a 10-win season, but not expecting one..

  107. By Viking Joe on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    The LA Relocaters !!!

  108. By Viking Joe on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @DRS, 10-6, stranger things have happened !!!!! Possible!?!

  109. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    The big thing when talking about McNabb and Ponder is simple, though it’s way to early to say how the season will go or how McNabb will improve, what is being said and again a bit early, but if we are going to keep losing, why not play Ponder, I would be more excited watching us lose under Ponder than McNabb, not saying losing is thrilling, but to be expected more under the young guns of a rookie QB than a seasoned pro bowl vet.

    @VegasVike: hows about we just name them the Minnesota Vikings, I can get use to that.

  110. By DRS on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    How about the Oregon Ducks if they move to Oregon, I think I heard a rich developer want to buy and move the Vikings there, I sure P-R-A-Y they stay in Minnesota, though I can understand it if they do move. A winning season sure would help though.

  111. By DRS on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Well good night every one, and here is to a win over the lions.

  112. By meswant on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    the team as a whole needs to work at playing constantly for 60 minutes. Allen had it right when he said last week that no matter what play is called it is up to the players to make it work. The recievers need to step up & earn their pay cheques – Berrian needs to do his job now….3 years of coasting on everyone elses talents is just getting pathetic!!!! Need to see more of Gerhart – he has proven he can pull his weight. The defense needs to remember how to play after the half-time.

  113. By wkranig on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    to those who think its too early to toss McNabb aside, did yu not see him fall for no reason like an old geezer? It was like Sunday was nap day @ the old folks home & he forgot where he was. Did you not see him check down & over throw recievers? This man is a 13 year vet coming off a horrible season he has stuff to prove & he islaying a huge egg. With how we are playing & how the other 3 teams in our division we stand to lose 6 more games, putting us at 8 & 8 whichis not good enough for a wild card in our division. At what point does #5 need to go? When all hope is lost? He is a vet he is playing worse than rookies. That is that.

  114. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    fastforward to the year 2016..LA Vikings win super bowl ……..MN repugnantcants are tarred and feathered by their outraged constituents……

  115. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    BTW where are all the sugarcoating blogs that typically follow the vikings games?????
    Mike W? What is the spin?

  116. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    usually we have a few more things to look at and be optimistic about……..like not gaining 0 in 2nd half shows an improvement

  117. By tserb on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I say put ponder in and see what happens it worked with young up n comers in the likes of Brett favre and cam Newton,and even Tom Brady and the manning boys. Put the into the school of hard knocks and see what happens. And quit going for the bandaid fixes with old timers.

  118. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    AND GET CHILDRESS OFF OF THE TAGS……….WTH? CANT YOU CALL THE GEEK SQUAD? I AM SURE THEIR PAY IS MORE REASONABLE THAN MILLIONAIRE “PLAYERS” WHO DO NOT GET THE JOB DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  119. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    CHUMP CHANGE TO FIX WEBSITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  120. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    LIONS GONNA PIN THEIR EARS BACK NEXT WEEK!

  121. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Bernard frikkin Berrian………lets give him a hand folks! definitely worth millions…….

  122. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    how about the LA Unicorns????

  123. By mike viking on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    when are they going to start EVERSON GRIFFEN , IF CUT ANYBODY THEY SHOULD CUT JONSON T. TO MAKE ROOM FOR KEVIN . GIVE ERIC FRAMTON CHANCE.

  124. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Driving on the freeway just now from one of my streams of income, I pondered on the season. I still think we have a shot at a Superbowl this season.

  125. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    ?????????????? What you smokin Titus?????

  126. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Hee hee hee.

  127. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    OK super bowl if we played 30 minute games………

  128. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    we would be the 30 minute champs instead of the 30 minute chumps……

  129. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s all join forces to sway the league into 30 minute games! C,mon let your voices be heard!!!!!!!!

  130. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    best 30 minute ticket in the NFL

  131. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    or the LA Rainbows?

  132. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I DO LIKE THE LA QUAKERS! good one DRS!

  133. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Rocky, you may be onto something. Notify Goodell and the owners. With all the delays, time outs, etc– 30 minutes is an hour and a half– stretch to two hours with ponies and trapeze artists. Extend the season to 32 games, extra playoffs– lots of mula for everyone.

  134. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    HAHA! Good one Titus!!! I Love the circus!!!

  135. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    and clowns! must have clowns!

  136. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Rocky, we already have lots of clowns.

  137. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    LOL, Titus…….you are sounding like Nova with the witiicisms……

  138. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    need lots of clowns……must have back ups,,,,in case of clown injuries…….

  139. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    It seems we have tackled like clowns in 2nd half………

  140. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Three rings for every defender to fly through…

  141. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    This just in. When asked why he has had such a dismal 2nd half in two consecutive games, McNaab replied-I took a cut in pay to come here so I figured I only needed to be good for half a game…

  142. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I almost believe that news flash. Half of me does anyway.

  143. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    maybe we are in a parallel universe where half is all there is……….

  144. By Bill on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Like I said before guys, we plain suck from top to bottom. This team has been a disappointment for the last 2 years!!!!

  145. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Bill.try adding 38 years to your total………lots of scar tissue

  146. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    there must be an episode of Star Trek that deals with the half universe thing………

  147. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    scar tissue like Gump Worsley’s face…….

  148. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    or.Chuck Wepner’s(the Bayonne Bleeder) face

  149. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    anyhooo……

  150. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Ok then….then…then….then………Echo…….echo ……echo……cho……

  151. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Beam me up Scotty. Sorry captain I need to zero in the the Vikings QB, the shockwave from the boos are damaging our ship!

  152. By Paul on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Berrian and the words “downfield threat” should never be used in the same sentence.

  153. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    TRRRRYINNNNNNNN all we can Captain……..SHE”S STARRRTIN TA BRRRRREAK UP…….WHER”S THE WHISKY, LADDIE???????????

  154. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry Scotty, Bones drank the rest. Lets make a beer run!

  155. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    SPOCK!!!!!!! SPOCK!!!!! TRICORDER READINGS!!!! DEFLECTOR SHIELD STATUS!

  156. By Ole 1 eye on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    You know, I would have thought we would see this proverbial chip on Capt. Checkdown’s shoulder. All I see a fat man enjoying his check and smiling to himself for duping another team to yet again give him a chance.

  157. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Beer run in 2.5 light years in andromeda system….Klingon Beer brewed with yeast worms……..not the best, but will have to do…….

  158. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    gut check time

  159. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Bills are on fire.

  160. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    So we send the Vikings packing, then what? cheer on another team! as i stated here before, I don’t know how to love another team, how to cheer for another team, and what exactly sending our team away suppose to prove? That Minnesota can live without a football team? Show Minnesota how to make a championship football team? I wouldn’t count on instant success if the Vikings left Minnesota, the talk is simply stupid.

  161. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, Titus…..my only “bill on fire with this team was 2000 NFC Champpoinship game vs Giants. We lost 41-0……..I threw my vikings cap in the ground, drenched it with zippo, and lit it on fire..a bill on fire…….

  162. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    championship……frikkin keys

  163. By Mike B on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @Rock You having any fun there? Seriously, i thought Coach Fraizer’s interview was honest. He added in the fact that they picked their way to winning the games in the Second Half. He was cool throughtout though and that concerns me. He should be very uncomfortable answering the questions. He said it wasn’t a personel issue that the team is not capable of a deep threat, but as of yet they have not consistantly been able to provide that deep threat. That needs to be fixed now. He needs to pull guys when they aren’t tackling with purpose. Put some of those high prce players on the pine and that will give them time to take notice. Need to have the coaches get fired up. I am sure Coach Singletary is fired up. I will give the team the point they played better this game and we all need to take note of that. There is improvement. I am hopeful that more improvement will be enough to beat the Lions. Take care

  164. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I most certainly do not want the vikes to move..but I have seen this type of situation before, and with the stadium deal dead in water………lots of MN citizens blog on MPLS STAR TRIB website to let the team go, rather than spend tax $$$…..so my solution:
    LOTTO FOR VIKES. CASINO FOR VIKES(MN is only state that the TRIBES WILL NOT ALLOW STATE CASINO) DUMB!

  165. By Mike B on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    priced not price

  166. By Justin F on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    The stupidity of even thinking the Vikings is moving is stupid. The Vikings are going to stay, and they’ll be our beloved team for years to come.

  167. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Mike B What is your point?

  168. By Justin F on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I have that feeling that the NFL is going to contribute quite a bit as well. Remember back in May when Goodell and Dayton met? Goodell did say that the NFL would contribute to the cost of the stadium. How much, we don’t know.

  169. By Mike B on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @Justin keep thinking that and don’t vote for the Stadium and see what happens. I do think the time table should be extended so that the next legislature can objective deal with issue. Thanks

  170. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Mike B=I agree with you that this team needs something……..but better to at least have some fun……..lord knows fun not coming from this team…..

  171. By Mike B on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    The point is that the coaches need to start motivating the players. Poor tackling is not acceptable and will put your backup in for awhile, so you can think about your tackling. Or fine the player for poor tackling something. I am not sure they can fix the deep threat with the players they have, so go out at see what you can get. All these things need to be done now. Sounds like practices are a joke if you are seeing poor tackling during the game. The new CBA could be really hurting out some teams coach.

  172. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Justin, you are pretty young, aren’t you?

  173. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    good points Mike B…….

  174. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Justin- this team is in serious situation…….many citizens in MN do not wish to pay ANYTHING….go to MPLS STAR TRIB website and follow the diatribes……

  175. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    METRODOME IS A DUMP!

  176. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    TIME TO UPGRADE STADIUM EVEN IF TEAM SUX

  177. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    TIME TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR TEAM TO STAY IN MN……LOVE EM OR HATE EM>>>>>>>>>

  178. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    good call Titus……..no intitutional memory in the youth

  179. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    dang institutional…..

  180. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Metrodome would make a good zoo.

  181. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    or a circus…..

  182. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Titus-
    I am concerned about next week vs Lions…….

  183. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    they look mean and ready to do business

  184. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I hope we have a chance, but hope is wearing thin…….

  185. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    notice the lack of new blogs???????

  186. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Lions look very good– but we saw that last year– they were in every game last year– but that loss at Chicago with the lack of “follow through” killed them early on. It is important we win next week, or momentum will start to bring us down – our confidence, any chance for momentum, etc. This game is pivotal is an understatement. We lose next week, I may retract my Superbowl prediction.

  187. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    OK time to go there-
    Predictions for VIKES vs LIONS………

  188. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    We win next week, I say Vikings – Bills in Superbowl at Indy.

  189. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I hope I am wrong:
    Vikes 14
    Lions 34

  190. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    JEZUS TITUS……….Lets not go that far down the HYPOTHETICAL HIGHWAY…..

  191. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    OR HYPODERMIC HIGHWAY……. :)

  192. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    OR HYPOALLERGENIC HIGHWAY….

  193. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    OR HYPOXIC HIGHWAY……..

  194. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Just havin fun…….

  195. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    he.l.l.o out there!

  196. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    well, I.m outta material………..need an audience…..ladies and germs………

  197. By Rocksalt on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    is this mike on???????????

  198. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Rock, I am only here cause I have a ton of freelance work all of a sudden– so I am on Word, and then I check on you-

  199. By Mike R. on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    What’s up Rock?

  200. By SoCalVike on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Should’ve given Bill Cowher big $$$ to come in and do his thing!

  201. By Mike B on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @Rock Vikings 24
    Lions 17

    I am hoping the team gets it by game time.

  202. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Lions are confident

  203. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings 24, Lions 3 — halftime

  204. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Did anyone see the look Stafford’s face? It said-were a bad a** team deal with it. They were scoring at will against KC.

  205. By Frederick Jones on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Bud Grant was 3-8-3 his first year coaching the Vikings. (Remember he had won several Gray Cups in the CFL before he started coaching the Vikings.))

    It ain’t the coach.

  206. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Final score: 31-24 Lions

  207. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    McNaab will start, but not finish the game…

  208. By Frederick Jones on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    I said the Vikings would perform better at home. I never said they would win.

    I believe it’s early in the season, and they can play a great game against the Lions.

    You would like my brother a lot.

    I asked my brother how the Vikings would fair the rest of the way. He said they would win the remaining 14 games.

  209. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Remember when Drew Bledsoe got hurt and Brady took over-I think it was in the 3rd game of the season. The Pats lost that game, started 0-3 and Brady proceeded tp lead the team to an 11-5 record and… well I don’t have to say the rest.

  210. By Mike B on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    watching the Giants Vs the Rams and Giants are getting that small stuff in the middle to get 5 to 7 yrds a shot.. they came with a linebacker rush and Manning got the open defenter for a 7 yrd gain right in the middle. Looks a lot like what’s happening to the Vikings. the CBs and Safeties need to fill in where those open holes are.

  211. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I’m not saying McNaab will get hurt- I’d never wish that on anyone. I’m saying Ponder could be the spark that ignites the Vikings from that point forward.

  212. By Frederick Jones on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings have looked good at various times.

    Gerhart looked good.

    Antoine Winfield had an OUTSTANDING game.

    Kleinsasser was at times awesome.

    The Offensive Line looked great during the first half when we were running the ball.

    Jared Allen looked good most of the time. (Since when does martial arts condition one for football???? lol)

  213. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Fred, I won’t go that far, but 10 or 11 wins are very possible. We may get to the Superbowl this year.

  214. By Frederick Jones on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    #1…Why are we not GETTING OUR HANDS up WHEN WE RUSH THE PASSER@ :) :( :( :(

  215. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    12%. Thats the chances of the Vikes making the playoffs at 0-2. if they lose Sunday, the Ponder era will begin.

  216. By Mike B on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Look how nice the Meadow Lands Stadium is with the nice signs and displays. Makes the Metrodome look like a sale barn.

  217. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I started the season predicting the Vikes at 10-6. But after 2 games (I know its only two) I have changed it to 4-12 (if McNaab starts every game.

  218. By Mike B on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred we are going to keep having close games unless we can get the ball down the field and have other teams respect that we can do it. Also we can’t let other deams 5 and 7 yard us to death.

  219. By Mike B on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    oops teams

  220. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I thought McNaab had something to prove-more in the tank…where is the leadership?

  221. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Mike, logical error– you are dreaming the season gets better…

  222. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    This just in. Brett Favre texted McNaab and offered to play the second half-if he thought it would help the cause!

  223. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I think statistics in football analysis is pure nonsense– it’s just hyperbole for the media. Oh,Favre never won a playoff game against Dallas– that is 0%– read it ZERO percent chance of winning— what was the score? 34-3– Favre killed them with a zero percent chance———- and there are millions of statistics that prove statistics can be altered to make a case for anything. I believe this team will turn it around and make the playoffs.Yeah, put me on the record as saying that.

  224. By DuaneN on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    LOL at Titus pretending he usually has other stuff to do.

  225. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks Duane- keep me focused. But I am on dinner break.

  226. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Titus-trust me when I tell you, I want nothing more than the Vikes to bring a championship home to their fans (in Minny). But I just don’t see it in McNaab. I was optomistic just a couple weeks ago. Heck I was optomistic just before kickoff yesterday. McNaab has one last chance to prove his mettle on Sunday.

  227. By Mike R. on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @Viking-ology

    LoL. I remember having Bledsoe as my #1 QB for my fantasty football team. When he went down with injury, I called the commish to pick up the back up for Bledsoe. I remember saying “Who the heck is T. Brady ? Oh well, I’ll take him”

  228. By DuaneN on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    But seriously, the team CANNOT move. It makes no sense at all. Is LA gonna be in the NFC North? They gonna take the Chiefs out of the AFC and into the NFC?

    So depressing this perfect storm that is happening. Hey Zygi just payoff all the politicians and get your stadium.

    I will never understand why we didn’t make Target Field work for both teams. Park is beautiful but it should have a retractable roof that both teams use.

  229. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Zygi needs to take a bus to Moss and bring Moss back –

  230. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Mike R. Thats funny. Who would of thunk it. Did you win that year?

  231. By Mike B on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus I don’t like it but I won’t disagree with you on Moss. I wish TO was ready.

  232. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Does anyone think Sydney Rice is happy in Seattle. Just happy with his $$$ I’m guessing.

  233. By Mike R. on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Viking-ology

    It was either that year or the following year where I went to our Fantasy Bowl. I lost. Oh well.

    P.S. How was the kids’ homework? I know that all to well…

  234. By DuaneN on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    F Moss.

    I think we would be 2-0 if we just gave it to AP and Toby all 2nd half. Maybe delusional, maybe not.

  235. By Mike B on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Rice has a shoulder injury. He is trying hard to get back on the field to help out TJack. Seahawks are having more issues than we are having.

  236. By Mike B on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    @Duane that’s old school thinking you have to mix pass with run. The NFL is a passing game now. You can’t run it up the gut as defenses will just box it up.

  237. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Yes, besides, I think if I recall, Vikes tried to run it all day– they could not pass, so the run became ineffective. SO, f Moss or not, we could use a deep threat world class receiver to help AP run… Plus a better O line. Pretty simple– SO GET ‘ER DONE NOW.

  238. By DuaneN on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Not so sure about that guys. Only thing that has stopped our run this year is trying to pass.

    Yes I am a homer.

  239. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Mike R.- kids’ homework is a constant battle isn’t it. They start good in the first half of the evening, but the second half, they become confused and forget what they are doing-WHOOPS was I commenting on my kids or the Vikings!

  240. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    “trying to pass” EXACTLY. Without execution of our passing game, our offense is one dimensional and the run is less effective— unless we put together a huge oline like the cowboys did in the 90s.

  241. By DuaneN on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Toby only had two carries against SD right? For like 17 yards? We could have punished them second half with the one two punch.

    The WR’s are still on the field. It would be like a true/false test with all the answers true. Defense would just not believe it. OK I’m done.

  242. By Titus on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    When the answer is B on a multiple choice for every question on a test, how long before you figure out the answer? So, the receivers and quarterback cannot convert 90% of the time, how is that a test?

  243. By Mike R. on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Viking-ology

    You got that right! It always seems like uphill battle. They know newest hi tech phone,game or gadget but going through the basics, it is tough. I’m sorry too; was I talking about the kids or the Vikings?

  244. By meat2eat on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    im tired of my team being a place for QBs to come to die, i hope Ponder doesnt turn out like Tjack and never get a chance to develop, Ponder has alot going for him, he is smart has a cannon and is accurate, and he is freakin lightning fast, i dont know if hes as athletic as Webb but i think hes as fast. I say we start him and let the season tank if it may. What are we gaining if it is allowed to tank with McNabb starting, i might be quick to be skeptical, but McNabb said himself that at his age it has to happen now, and it does. I am not opposed to tanking the season, a #1 pick would be nice, we could make a trade for someone else #1 pick, and maybe a DB in trade, then we could draft a high value WR, and take another secondary player in the second round. A Blue chip DB will help your best recievers to get better.

  245. By Viking-ology on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    My last post of the night: If the Vikings lose on Sunday to go 0-3. Ponder must start his tenure the following week at KC. The fans need to see hope for the future of the franchise-peace

  246. By DuaneN on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Titus you realize I brought this up because we were AHEAD by double digits each second half right? Test thing was a joke.

    I’m not saying to never pass just that we could have won both games by running a lot more in the second half. You will not convince me otherwise.

  247. By Mike R. on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Night Viking-ology. No stress…

    meat2eat

    Ponder does not have cannon but he can throw where it needs to be thrown. Scouts say he was one of the best college QBs ready for the pro level.

    I don’t care about height,running ability or arm strength. If they are or learn to be smart, that goes a long way.

  248. By meat2eat on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I know the guy is smart, but he can hoist it too, he has the package. He is smart enough and quick enough to make something out of nothing

  249. By Mike R. on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I know I saw him in preseason when he had to avoid rushers coming in barely blocked. I just don’t want to see potential get beat down.

  250. By Woodboat on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Pffft… stop sweating the Vikings moving to LA. Just keep the name ala Cleveland keeping the “Browns” name when their team left. THEN, when the city of Detroit finally burns to the ground, make an offer to the Lions to come to the twin cities and become the Vikings. This can happen in 3 or 4 years, and you’d have a team on the rise rather than wallowing in sub-mediocrity.

  251. By Animal26 on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Alright, I’m done being negative towards this team. We are better then we’ve been playing in the 2nd half. Like the old saying goes, 3rd times the charm. We can beat the lions. The only team the beat that was a quality opponent was Tampa. I wouldn’t consider the beat down they gave the Chiefs anything special, because the Chiefs are extremely banged as it is. The Vikings will come into this game and will play 60 minute football from now, til the reach the superbowl!!!!!!! I know I sound completely crazy for calling the Vikings a superbowl team, with how they’ve played so far, but they have the talent and we as fans have to believe that they can and will make it reality. Lets all believe in frazier and the coaching staff, lets all believe in the players. They can do it this year!!!!!! SKOL Vikings!!!!!!!!!!

  252. By Animal26 on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    banged up*

  253. By Vikings4Life on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    This team lacks swagger, and confidence. Too much appreciation in the locker room nobody is pushing anyone to get better. Whats the point of playing in the nfl if you are there to congratulate each other on every loss might as well find another job. You look at the teams that won a superbowl they have that killer instinct and will keep attacking all 4 quarters. This team has been a marshmellow team for quite some time there is too much humble and no fight to get better.

  254. By Billy on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    I love the Viks but who is going to step up and take the blame for the 2 second halk loses. I her the coaches say the other teams made adjustments. Well how about our coaches know that is going to happen and think 1 step ahead or are are coaches not up to snuff? Lets get Ponder in develope more plays for Wegg have another good drafr( for a beast for wide reciver) and start building for next year now and get the quarterback and young O line guys in action this year. Go Viks but sorry not this years so start Ponder and others !!!1

  255. By Rye on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    Mcnabb is not the issue and the defense is not the issue. The defense only starts to fall apart when the offense can’t sustain any drives and the defense is on the field for pretty much the entire second half.

    Obviously the problem is the coaching. The opponents defense makes adjustments at halftime and apparently the vikings offensive coordinator hasn’t learned how to make his own appropriate adjustments.

    still have hope, but if the vikings do not beat detroit, things will really be ugly.

    The good news, the young coaching staff is putting together good game plans and that shows by the first half dominance in the first two games. Problem is, if they don’t learn how to make adjustments to what the other team is doing, it’s hard to continue that dominance in the second half. In fact, it seems the vikings get dominated by their opponents in the second half. Adjustments are vital. It’s still early, the coaching staff is young, and I hope this team can put it together and beat Detroit.

  256. By minn ghost on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    first quarter Mc Nabb
    second quarter Ponder
    third quarter Webb
    fourth quarter the best of the three.

  257. By Rocksalt on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    We are one of the best 1st half teams in the league. It means nothing if we lose every 2nd half…….
    Well, it must mean something……..something must change.

  258. By Rocksalt on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    BTW why hasn’t our run been able toset up the pass?
    Also, boith teams last 2 games in 2nd half I think went no huddle, which really gives our(and other Defenses) trouble.
    We better go no huddle against the voracious Lions D…….

  259. By hippster on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    can anyone say slackers? because thats what this team has become a bunch of over paid slackers.put this team back outside, where football is should be played.this team was at its best outside, being indoors has made this team and its fans soft, get back to the days heated benches for the away teams, give our guys the cold hard ground,thats when vikings come out to play in the cold.

  260. By Troy on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    Face the facts guys the vikings are not a very good team.They need to get younger and faster especially on defence.I hope Ponder to Rudolf will be a good connectionfor years to come but they need to rebuild the o-line and most of the secondary. This is a 4 or 5 win team this year and that really sucks.

  261. By cbednar74 on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    Why are we not using Arceneaux, Webb or Aromaschadu (spelling) at all Are you kidding me!!!!! We need to utilize the talent we have!!! When are we going to use them when we’re 0-5 Gee maybe we should of used them in the first few games Do you think so!!! Come’on man Plus what did we throw to Rudolph 1 time in this game This team isn’t worthy of the Viking name they should be called the cubs!!!

  262. By cbednar74 on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    This just in!!! Tyrell Johnson arrested on suspicion of DWI!!!! Now can we get rid of this clown!!!

  263. By Troy on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    Tyrell Johnson probably dropped his beer (no hands) while driving and as a result he got pulled over.

  264. By PURPLEBLOOD on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    3DONTHERADIO ,absolutely right on the money about Sed. Griffin’s play no effort he just watched the ball & the game go by ,could have easily knocked the ball down! where is your pride .Tyrell needs to go 3 years is more than enough time to blossom into an NFL safety still making rookie mistakes grow up this is a mans game , dudes work on your craft find some pride .

  265. By coach cal on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    What is happenning to the purple nation? Give the system a chance to gell. we need to get Ponder playing and utilize our tight ends more. Kyle needs to get in there and see some more playing time as well.Cant say he is a bust or a superstar, use our tight ends and running backs to set up Harvin and Jennings. How many wish we would have taken a chance on Decker though? Even when teams knew we were going there when he played for the gophers they couldnt stop it. He will be a great NFL reciever. 14 games to go if by midseason the team is 4-4 and can finish games like they started the first two plus find a way to use the tallent this team has we could be a 10 win team. If not a 6-8 win club.

  266. By coach cal on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    Green Bay didnt peak till midseason last year and had some horrid losses in october. Give some time before calling for the coaches head.

  267. By coach cal on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    Go Vikes! turn this thing around.

  268. By chris on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb has one more shot or he’s done. Expect a big game from #5

  269. By jv3rnon on Sep 21, 2011 | Reply

    Know more half time speeches!!!

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