Not really anything to do with anything, but this popped up RT'd on my TL and thought id share it
From one masochistic fan to others.
rugger48 wrote:I guess you could, but everybody is going to know why there doing it. I’m not saying hes replaceable , but safety seems to be a position that’s not hard to find in free agency.
und2006 wrote:I mean, yeah... there were a lot of good safeties in this years FA class, but they all got paid too.
Elmagister wrote:Trade Diggs and start Treadwell. Today's NFL a team doesn't need more than one receiver.
Vision wrote:anyone notice what happened after the Vikings stopped passing last year ?
TheJayCutlers wrote:Care Bears meet Tranzformers fanfic erotica.
By ANDY BENOIT December 11, 2018
It was just a bad marriage, and as is so often the case, it was no one’s fault, really. Mike Zimmer, a defensive-minded head coach, wanted to run the ball. His new offensive coordinator, John DeFilippo, a young and innovative aerial designer, wanted to throw it. This appeared to create at least a subtle tension early in the season, which grew and became public as losses piled up.
DeFilippo’s reasoning for a pass-heavy approach made sense. Minnesota’s weak interior O-line struggles to get movement on the ground. Instead of ramming it inside, why not feature quicker throws underneath and to the perimeter, where star receivers Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, and even tailback Dalvin Cook, thrive?
The problem is Zimmer’s desires also made sense. Last season the Vikings ran the ball 31.3 times a game, second-most in the league only to Jacksonville. They weren’t particularly good at running—with a middling O-line and unimaginative Latavius Murray they averaged 3.9 yards per attempt, 23rd in the league—but to a coach like Zimmer, that’s not necessarily the point. It’s about controlling the game’s flow.
Still, in today’s NFL, your running game is only as effective as the passing game you build off it. A complaint you could issue about DeFilippo is that not enough of the Vikings’ aerial concepts derived from their ground concepts, especially given how quarterback Kirk Cousins thrived with run-and-pass integration in Washington. DeFilippo’s counter-argument, if he could issue one unfiltered, would be something along the lines of, I’m one of football’s more innovative route combination designers, this team spent a ton of money on a starting quarterback and has two superstar receivers. Let’s feature THAT first and foremost.