Giants' lacking pass rush might benefit Freeman

  • Article by: CHRIS MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 19, 2013 - 12:18 AM

New QB Josh Freeman might just benefit from that change.

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manoliveOct. 18, 1311:53 PM

This will be a real battle for supremacy at the bottom of the league. Who really is the worst team? Can't wait to find out. How is it you have the greatest running back on the planet, yet we're only 13th in rushing? Are we too one dimensional? Stop Peterson and you stop the Vikes. Until we show any semblance of a passing game, teams will continue to shut down the run and have their way with us. We need to try new things other than a 3 yard pass downfield, a 5 yard lateral pass, or a run up the middle. How difficult can it be to learn this offense? We've only seen about 10 different plays from them the whole year. Musgrave, open it up a bit, will ya?

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badprplhomerOct. 19, 13 3:15 AM

The only thing that will benefit Freeman on Monday night is if the Giants forfeit the game!!! How in the world can a NFL team that just picked it's starting QB off the waiver wire two weeks ago tell us purple homers with a straight face that they have any hope of putting together a winning game plan??? This organization continues to hit new lows and the funny thing is they have yet to reach rock bottom.

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klide2Oct. 19, 13 7:24 AM

It will not matter. The offense has never been the problem with this team. Ponder probably did not get a fair shake here. However it is the defense that has put this team in the hole it is in. The Vikes have NEVER had a defense this bad. Not in the history of the franchise. NEVER.

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knucklecurveOct. 19, 13 7:59 AM

A road win in the Meadowlands will go a long way confidence wise come super bowl time

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eb1190Oct. 19, 13 8:06 AM

Vikings are winning this game. The Giants are a bad football team. Real bad. The only way Vikes lose, is if the Giants protect Eli Manning and his receivers don't stab him in the gut again. If they get out to a 2 TD lead, it's over. Then the pass rush will wake up because Tuck, JPP, Kiwanuka and co are too lazy and or too old to get to the QB any other way. But if Eli throws a bunch of ints and they are chasing from behind, the Vikes will win.

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bengravedOct. 19, 13 8:23 AM

But if Eli throws a bunch of ints and they are chasing from behind, the Vikes will win= The only guy we had in our defensive backfield, that could catch a interception, is not going to be playing. Who is going to be making a bunch of interceptions?

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hallock53Oct. 19, 1310:33 AM

What about the Vikings' lacking pass blocking? I think Freeman may have an edge over Ponder in dealing with the poor play of the of the offensive line.

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badprplhomerOct. 19, 1310:48 AM

The vikings 32 ranked pass defense alone will be the differnce in the Giants BLOW-OUT. The Giants overwhelming victory this coming Monday night game will make the vikings humiliating 41-0 NFC Championship game defeat at the hands of the Giants in the Meadowlands years ago seem like a viking's Super Bowl victory. LOL!!!

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Willy53Oct. 19, 1310:48 AM

The Giants will have at least five sacks Monday night. Anyone want to bet? I feel sorry for Freeman. This offense has talent but no coaches or until now no quarterback. He'll regret coming to the Vikings, just like Jennings.

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keepinupOct. 19, 1310:51 AM

Everyone badmouths Musgrave (and rightfully so), but I would hate to have been in the position where I had to depend on Ponder to make any kind of intermediate or long throws. Things might pick up a little. Did you see Jennings talking about Freeman's passing when he said the ball gets on you in a hurry and it's heavy. The look on his face was wonderful.

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