Vikings’ Whitaker, rest of pass defense being exposed

By Krupka  |   Monday, November 13, 2006  |  Comments( 2 )

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Fact: The Minnesota Vikings have a top-notch defense (No. 6 overall) spearheaded by great run-stopping ability. Fact: The Vikings have a porous pass defense. Pundits throughout the season, including yours truly, have been quick to pile on the accolades for the improvement in the defensive unit, some even proclaiming coordinator Mike Tomlin as...
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05:05 PM
Yeah, okay. I agree with that, Eric. But add to that the other way to beat The Vikes: Let them beat themselves. How many games have they lost by six points or less? Then, think of those crucial penalties in those games. Nasty, huh? Then add the dropped passes. Well, there you go. The Vikes defeating theirselves. Next, comes the stupid, and I DO mean STUPID "play-calling". For chrissakes, if we can predict what's next at home by watching games on TV, imagine what professional coaches see? Childress seems to be a decent head coach. He seems to be a crummy play-caller. Johnson no longer has the ability to stretch a field. And a Q/B nowadays NEEDS to be able to do that.
12:31 AM
I agree with everything that's been said. I would just add, not only is the coverage in the secondary awful, but what happened to the pass rush? I know there are injuries to the D-line, but gimmany christmas, I would've thought we would have put a lot more pressure on Favre than that, and if the line isn't doing it, than blitz! What good is stuffing the run on 1st and 2nd down, if wide receivers are wide open on third and long, time after time?
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