All Things 2021 Minnesota Vikings In-Season Thread

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Kendricks is weak?

Vigil playing great. Barr who?

Have Dye and really liked Surratt, in the hopper.
Vigil has been passed all over the league. That pick put him on the map. He is a below average linebacker.

Kendricks can be everywhere, but I've never seen him as a middle linebacker. I should have clarified that better. He would be great on the outside. He's smallish for a middle linebacker. We are still being bludgeoned against the run and a good deal of that is on the linebackers.
 
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Uh oh.... Rashod Hill not practicing, it's time for Christian Darrisaw to step in and make in impression with Zim! He's probably not ready, and the thought of him going against Myles Garrett on Sunday is horrifying, but at least things are moving in that direction of him at some point taking over that OT spot from Hill
 





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Asking the back up tight end to block Myles garret one on one is malpractice. What the hell do you think is gonna happen in that match up.

After 3 games maybe the Vikings just ain’t that good and they are lumped in with the other 12 teams in the nfl that ain’t that good.
 


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Leber time. Not sure he is able to respond to questions without rehearsal.
 

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Time for 2 more: um yea, I was told by the vikes vox that arog wouldn’t play for the pack in 2021.
 



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If Mayfield wasn’t so terrible, this game isn’t even close. The OL is usually good enough against average or bad defensive lines. But against great ones, they can’t do anything.
 

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If mayfield could hit the broadside of a barn, the Vikings lose by 3 touchdowns minimum.

Dominated completely on both lines. Just dominated.

They won't, but I'd wish they'd play Mond about mid-season just to see what you have.
 

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If Mayfield wasn’t so terrible, this game isn’t even close. The OL is usually good enough against average or bad defensive lines. But against great ones, they can’t do anything.
Bradbury was abused all game.

O'Neill, who we backed up the bank for, sucked nuts.

Did anyone see the play where Garrett just ran over Hill and deposited him into the turf? I thought we had progressed more, but it's always good for me to have reality hit.
 

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If mayfield could hit the broadside of a barn, the Vikings lose by 3 touchdowns minimum.

Dominated completely on both lines. Just dominated.

They won't, but I'd wish they'd play Mond about mid-season just to see what you have.
Yeah Cousins isn’t the main problem but if they’re going to keep throwing out a below average OL, they need someone that isn’t a statue back there.
 





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If Mayfield wasn’t so terrible, this game isn’t even close. The OL is usually good enough against average or bad defensive lines. But against great ones, they can’t do anything.
This Browns team could be great with a good QB. That defense is legit. But in today’s NFL, chances are slim they’ll break through to be a SB contender without an upgrade at QB.
 

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Why not change it up and run hurry up? That can slow down a great DL.
 

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This Browns team could be great with a good QB. That defense is legit. But in today’s NFL, chances are slim they’ll break through to be a SB contender without an upgrade at QB.
Cousins for Baker?
 



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It sure is a good thing we threw good money at Barr to not go to the Jets. One of the many ways on which Zim has too much pull over Spielman. It sure would be nice to have that money to throw at the OL.
 


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It sure is a good thing we threw good money at Barr to not go to the Jets. One of the many ways on which Zim has too much pull over Spielman. It sure would be nice to have that money to throw at the OL.
That decision was water under the bridge. But they should have cut him after last season and kept Wilson.
 

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It sure is a good thing we threw good money at Barr to not go to the Jets. One of the many ways on which Zim has too much pull over Spielman. It sure would be nice to have that money to throw at the OL.
How about all the money we spent at defensive tackle to stop the run. We are hopeless against the run.
 


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Baker can move, Cousins cannot. Cousins seems to have a confused, scared look on his face during games. Baker does not. IMO
Agree on the first part, but not second. Mayfield was worse than Cousins today overall. Missed several wide open throws.
 

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give Cousins a clean pocket, and he can make just about any throw.

But when the pocket breaks down, Cousins gets flustered, develops happy feet, and loses all sense of what is happening down field.

knowing that, the front office's #1 priority should have been on having the best O-Line they could afford. Instead, we got more free agents for the defense.

This situation is on Zimmer and Spielman. If one goes, both should go.

if this thing really bottoms out, the Vikes could be looking at a new head coach, GM and QB for next year. But at least they'll get a good draft pick.....
 

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give Cousins a clean pocket, and he can make just about any throw.

But when the pocket breaks down, Cousins gets flustered, develops happy feet, and loses all sense of what is happening down field.

knowing that, the front office's #1 priority should have been on having the best O-Line they could afford. Instead, we got more free agents for the defense.

This situation is on Zimmer and Spielman. If one goes, both should go.

if this thing really bottoms out, the Vikes could be looking at a new head coach, GM and QB for next year. But at least they'll get a good draft pick.....
That’s nothing new and is something the Vikings should have known when they signed Kirk. They should have know he needed a good offense I’ve line. They also should have known that a coach from the 1970’s who wants to run the ball and play defense is not the best to recipe for their $40million dollar quarterback.

In a video game works this all works, but in the real world with real personalities this has been a marriage made in hell since they signed Kirk.
 

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Kirk had the deer in headlights look today, but my gawd, the offensive line was an absolute embarrassment. They were horrid.
 

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Kirk had the deer in headlights look today, but my gawd, the offensive line was an absolute embarrassment. They were horrid.
Agree they did not play well but Cleveland also has a very good defensive front 7.
 




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