Posted 13 October 2013 - 02:28 PM
P.S. How do you only run the ball to AP 10 times in the entire game? Regardless of what he went through, football is his life. I think he'd have liked to get more opportunities.
Posted 14 October 2013 - 08:22 AM
Additionally, in his early runs he wasn't getting much yardage at all (because once again the Vikes had no passing threat)
At this point, Speilman and Fraiser almost certainly have to go. I like Fraiser a lot, but 3 years in and this team doesn't look like a contender.
Hopefully freeman can turn this team around a bit, however with this **** defense, I don't see any way they win more than 6 games even with a kick ass offense.
Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:20 AM
2. Stop this bull**** ass Tampa 2 defense. Move to a 3-4 and start rebuilding the defense.
3. If there name isn't Harrison Smith, Patterson, Kahlil or Floyd...they should be available for trades.
4. I wanna give Speilman a break, but he left so many holes on this defense. The secondary is one of the worst I've ever seen in my life.
Blow it up and hopefully they'll be ready to compete by the time Ziggy's bull**** stadium opens.
Posted 28 October 2013 - 07:19 PM
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:25 AM
I think the days of the Tampa 2 are over as a predominant scheme. Too many rules have been laxed to help the passing game.
I agree, but for a different reason.
The theory of the Tampa 2 is to "bend but not break". The thinking is that we don't think you can drive down the field 10+ plays without making a mistake.
There was a time when that was probably a correct theory, but the NFL has changed. So many good passing attacks now have perfected the high % passing routes, Rodgers, Brady, Brees, P. Manning, etc.
Good offenses in this day and age are perfectly content and able to go on 10+ play TD drives. They won't try to force the deep ball, they will just take the easy 7 to 15 yard passing plays that the Tampa 2 allows, over and over again, all the way down the field.
The Tampa 2 defense is completely outdated. I think it's pretty telling that Monte Kiffin himself hardly uses it in the traditional sense anymore, that is really all you need to know.
Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:44 PM
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Posted 03 March 2014 - 06:51 PM
the cover 2 is a run stopping defense. it is designed to keep the corner on outside leverage and push wide plays i.e. sweeps, pitches, and options inside or bubble the ball carrier to allow pursuit. for the 2 deep zone to work in pass coverage you need quality play from your linebackers, something sadly lacking by the vikings for about a decade.
Very true, I think quality linebacker play is highly underrated by your average fan. It's also underappreciated as a commodity in the NFL.