Fundamentals: Vikings trying to clean up their act

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 30, 2012 - 12:09 PM

Monday's 90-minute practice was devoted to tidying up some problems with technique.

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rodeoratOct. 30, 1210:05 AM

So WRs ARE open? Interesting. So the Bucs blitzed alot? Duh! You'd think the OC could adjust to that at some point in the game and take advantage of that.

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davidstormOct. 30, 1211:59 AM

@rodeorat....you honestly think Musgrave has the smarts to adjust his game plan while in game are you high lol? The other teams seem to adjust very well don't they? Musgrave = Musgo! Percy said it right WR's are open we just gotta get the timing down....translation the QB needs to get his head out of his a*s and get us the ball.

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rschildkOct. 30, 1212:53 PM

@davidstorm....The reason his head is up his a*s is because the oppositions defensive players shoved it there. Our Offensive line play has been terrible the last two weeks (Charles Johnson I'm looking at YOU) and it has Ponder running for his life with no time to set and throw. I know you wish he was the second-coming of John Elway, but that ain't going to happen. Until they fix the awful offensive line play (and clueless Linebacker play) this team isn't going anywhere, no matter how talented the "skill" players are.

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purppride1Oct. 30, 12 1:25 PM

Dear Vikings, You're in this thing...go trade for Dwayne Bowe. Show you're going for it! That is all.

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billmemOct. 30, 12 1:31 PM

Who keeps track of mistakes by the offensive line? Which player(s) are missing the most blocks? If I were to guess I would say it is Sullivan or even AP missing the blitz. I hear others complaining about Johnson. I tried to look it up but I can't find stats on individual linesman.

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bredpathOct. 30, 12 3:07 PM

Can I get paid to fill gaps?

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slick5090Oct. 30, 12 3:15 PM

Wow everybody so willing to pounce on Ponder when Harvin said nothing of the sort. He said that if the play calls for a 12 yard route the receivers can't cut the route off at 8 yards, because that totally disrupts the timing. He even said that he himself needed to be more patient in his route running to let the play develop the way it was written down. Musgrave can adjust the gameplan all he wants, but if the receivers aren't running the right routes it won't matter anyways. Comprehend the article please!

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comment229Oct. 30, 12 4:55 PM

Actually, there is something to be happy about here. It is like the little kid in the movie who celebrates being totally awful, because next time he plays, it has got to get better.

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johnniecakeOct. 30, 12 6:28 PM

My Question is? Is Frazier or any of his assistants smart enough up rheir Act. I have my doubts.

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nodon7Oct. 30, 12 6:44 PM

A lot of complaining about the offensive line on here, however, that same line seems to be opening up some serious holes for AP who is clearly taking full advantage. What I saw in the Tampa game was a very inexperienced and likely over-matched quarterback running out of the pocket and thus out of whatever protection he had. A more experienced QB would know to step up into the pocket, if possible, rather than run horizontally and thus often out of whatever protection was there. Is the O-line great? No. Is it any near as bad as the fans want to pretend it is? No.

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