Hartman: Kluwe says Vikings still have good shot at playoffs

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 29, 2012 - 8:09 PM

The punter says the team's mix of young and experienced talent never believed this was going to be a rebuilding year.

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vikeleNov. 29, 1210:50 PM

Rubes, let's give Kluwe some credit, this guy is SMART - he's quoted "I think it's just unfortunate that whatever we had planned, it just didn't pan out." ....He nails it on the head, we lost the CHI and TB games because we had a bad (game) plan!! It "didn't pan out" because it was bad. Our coaches had a plan to put pressure on Cutler just like SF did the week before, but guess what Les, CHI changed their game plan for MN, too bad we didn't anticipate/plan that! How about GB this week? NYG put some nice pressure on Rogers last week, think GB will show up with the same game plan for MN (not)?

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Sarge320Nov. 29, 1211:08 PM

Oh, Well then... If Kluwe AND Sid say we have a chance at post season play, it must be true! My bad... sorry. See ya in February, Vikes!

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wisstinks4Nov. 29, 1211:23 PM

Just another example of the mouth that roared. This is proof he is an idiot. Cut this sad sack punter and go find a D3 kid Ho can pound it. No more dia drama from klueless. Bye bye big mouth. I never agreed with any thing you said.

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prplstoogeNov. 29, 1211:41 PM

The only way the vikings make the playoffs is if a 6-10 record is good enough to make the playoffs this season. When you lose to three starting rookie QBs in a single season and the Detroit Lions are the ONLY team you are able to beat withinin your Division and the ONLY team you have beaten (or could beat) on the road this season why in the world would you even mention playoffs Sid!!! The fact that the vikings punter uttered thses words about the vikings still having a shot at the playoffs proves how completely ridiculous and a total short-cut to thinking this belief is.

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jaynedrakeNov. 29, 1211:54 PM

Oh, yeah, what a great recruiting coordinator. So far, 80th in the nation. Wooh!

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vikeleNov. 29, 1211:56 PM

Ah, Stooge, we beat TEN on the road. And don't sell this team short, we're not a 6-10 team, we'll have 7 wins for sure :)

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prplstoogeNov. 30, 12 1:00 AM

@vikele - Look to your right under the viking's 2013 schedule; the Tenesee game was played in the HumptyDome.

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chemnpNov. 30, 12 1:50 AM

maybe kluwe should get a shot at calling plays. at least he wouldn't draw up two straight passes at the 2 yard line. he might punt though....

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ActTwoNov. 30, 12 4:32 AM

Another insightful interview with Kris Kluwe. Was his shirt on or off?

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comment229Nov. 30, 12 5:06 AM

If he knew why Cutler completed passes at will, he would have told them. Every single team that watched the game films, figures it out right away and yet the vikings NEVER change. There are two main pass routes that work against the vikings every single time. First, the drag route where the back comes across the middle or a second wide out comes across the middle. The first is covered but the second gets the linebacker. No contest. The second problem is the depth ALL the time of the two safeties. Simply, they are no threat, and you might as well be playing defense with nine players. Oh sure, we don't give up the big play, just a series of short passes, usually across the middle where the middle linebacker is supposed to make his famous drop in the Tampa 2... That would be fine if the linebackers were quick, but.... I think you know better. No, I don't see another win this season either; maybe one fluke win at home.

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