Scoggins: With red flags glaring, offense is put on notice

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 13, 2011 - 6:44 AM

Too much went wrong Sunday to dismiss the notion that real issues could exist.

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kinge51Sep. 12, 1110:43 PM

They will have the same problems in week 8 too.

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nodon7Sep. 12, 1111:50 PM

Awful offensive performance. Better hope for a huge improvement.

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cuso26Sep. 12, 1111:51 PM

"you kept waiting for them to call a third-and-long dump-off to Tahi. That staple of the previous regime's KAO offense would have fit right in Sunday." - That was my thinking all game long as well and it scared the crap out of me. I understand it takes awhile to get a new offense up and running after short off season, but playcalling can be corrected right away, and it needs to be corrected RIGHT AWAY.

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ActTwoSep. 12, 1111:56 PM

Over or Under? McNabb's passing yardage for the season vs. Brady's passing yards on Monday night.

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cuso26Sep. 12, 1111:57 PM

Completely unrelated here, but why haven't the Vikings had a season home opener since 2007? Seems very unbalanced.

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philgorngieSep. 13, 1112:00 AM

Completely out coached . The play calling was atrocious-worse than under the incompetent Childress

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vor2vorSep. 13, 11 1:11 AM

"We have to do a LITTLE BIT BETTER JOB of executing in certain situations," Frazier said. Man, that might qualify for the UNDERSTATEMENT of the season. Why is it that nearly every team in the NFL LOOKS like they BELONG in the NFL, and then here come the Vikings. THIS TEAM has an incredible amount of talent, on both sides of the ball, and it's not being employed the way that it should be. That's ALL on coaching! Pro Football is WAR! You EXECUTE well-prepped plays, you bury your opponent, you show no mercy, and you DRILL it into your players (0L), that the play ISN'T OVER - UNTIL THE WHISTLE BLOWS. YOU FINISH YOUR OPPONENT. PERIOD. NO MERCY. I heard Frazier say at one time, that you play 60 minutes of football. That means you utilize EVERY SINGLE SECOND, and you POUND, POUND, POUND, WITHOUT LET-UP. It doesn't mean you take a knee with 2 minutes on the board, to go into the locker room. YOU POUND YOUR OPPONENT, RELENTLESSLY. I don't care if your up 50-0... you go for 57! I'M A VIKING FAN!! The potential for success, with all of the offensive weapons this team has, should have opponents DIZZY on the field! GET IT DONE!!! GO VIKINGS!!!

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teekay0007Sep. 13, 11 1:39 AM

"We have to do a little bit better job of executing in certain situations," Frazier said. Omygosh!! This already reeks of yesteryear and Brad to the Bone's KA Offense! That was one tough game to watch. Kluwe had a good game though!

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flgopherSep. 13, 11 5:24 AM

The question of the day does not include our offensive coach and many of us wonder why?

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phingroveSep. 13, 11 6:00 AM

Stop over analyzing! It's a game. Watch it for what it's worth. Nothing more than entertainment. Kind of like watching a bad reality tv show.

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