Shooter Now: Were Minnesota Vikings doomed from the start?

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Brett Favre and Randy Moss of the Minnesota Vikings talk on the sideline against the New York Jets at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 11, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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Mike

Duluth, MN

#21 Oct 12, 2010
cnruf wrote:
If the Vikings don't turn it`around, next yr. will be a complete rebuild, Favre gone, Moss most likely, Pat Williams, Edwards,. Wilf needs to be on the phone with Cowher now. I know it is TJs last year but he will be back....who wants him?
I am sure Bill Cowher would come to Minnesota a coach the Vikings at the Metrodome. I think Bill might have some better ideas.

Since: Jul 08

St. Paul

#22 Oct 12, 2010
Ekolu Osorio wrote:
Wow Charlie, we're a 1/4 of the season through and the Vikings are already doomed. This was such a well thought out article. Lets take a look at whats left at the already doomed season of the Minnesota Vikings. Starting off with the Super Bowl bound Dallas Cowboys. We were so lucky to get by them in the division championship last year. Theyre bringing their high scoring, well-disciplined, dominating offense to the Mini-Dome. Their defense that held the high flying T Titans to a measley 34 points at home. Yah, thats doomsday for the Vikings fer sure. Then, we go to Lambeau where it is virtually impossible to win. Once again we sure got lucky there last year. They dominated the Vikings up and down the field, and because of the poor officiating we were able to squeeze out a win in GB. The Pack is loaded with personnel, the WR's are having the season of their life, Aaron Rodgers is a lock for MVP, Ryan Grant is running wild, they held the bulldozing Detroit Lions to almost nothing. They have depth at TE, Rodgers is feeling great, the defense is loaded with playmakers Nick Barnett, Clay Matthews, and Brady Poppinga. We probably go down to Cheese country and smothered on a ****. So thats 0-2, then we have to play the high scoring potent O of the NE Pats, who ahve the ability to stretch the field with their newly acquired WR Deion Branch who demanded a 4th round pick coming off one a prolific tenure w/the Seattle Seahawks. They have a bevy of wideouts that can break a game at any time. And their secondary is unbeleivable, absolutely no hard feelings between Moss and the NE organization, I cant see Moss looking forward to this matchup. So, its pretty much finished by the time they leave NE, right? And then they have the second half of the season where they have to face the likes of the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions and then we have to face the Pack and Da Bears again. Yah Charlie your article wreaks scholarship.
Keep on drinking the kool-aid. I think Shooter's 6-10 is optimistic. This team is about to implode and it'll be fun to see everyone up and quit on head coach Wally Cox.
cobra312004

Los Angeles, CA

#23 Oct 12, 2010
Seriously? 6-10? What are you basing that off of?
Mike

Saint Cloud, MN

#24 Oct 12, 2010
Charley is leading the bandwagon for all the doom and gloom for the Vikings. They can still rally with a win this weekend. The Bears are not a very good 4-1 team, and the Packers have a lot of injuries. If they were to lose this weekend, then you're in trouble. If we don't have anymore injuries in the secondary, the defense will still be okay. We just need to stop turning the ball over. When you play close games, that's the difference between winning and losing.
Justice

Rochester, MN

#25 Oct 12, 2010
mike wrote:
the season is young and the division is a mess. And next year? Donovan McNabb will be here...it's a natural fit and one reason why he signed a one year deal with Washington.
This team under Klink, has depended on someone's sloppy seconds at QB for too long; McNabb is not the answer! Getting rid of Klink is a step in the right direction.
oldviking

Virginia Beach, VA

#26 Oct 12, 2010
I'M tired of hoping the other teams in the division lose because the vikes can't win!!!IT'S ALREADY BEEN A LONG SEASON...
TheMaster

Imperial, MO

#27 Oct 13, 2010
Doomed? You mean like cursed? What the hell kind of journalism is this? Why does Walters have a job?
Garmaker

Stoughton, WI

#28 Oct 13, 2010
Doomed from the start is not an acceptable excuse. With all the quality players on this Viking team, there is no reason in the world not to turn things around and end up at the top of the heap. With the millions most players are receiving for their services is it too much to expect to have them perform at the level to which they are being compensated. If they say they can't to it then perhaps they should return part of their salary for which they are not entitled. Twelve games remain on the schedule so it it time that the mighty Vikings show what team they really are. No excuses are accepted....
Mike

Saint Cloud, MN

#29 Oct 13, 2010
Justice wrote:
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This team under Klink, has depended on someone's sloppy seconds at QB for too long; McNabb is not the answer! Getting rid of Klink is a step in the right direction.
Nobody is giving away a young QB ready to play. If you pay to move up in the draft, you still break in a young guy for 2 years...if he turns out to be the answer. By then, many of your veteran players are over the hill. I'd rather play the veteran QB game than breaking in a QB like the Rams, Cards, Panthers, Raiders, Bills etc...notice one thing in common? All sure to be losers this year.
FudgePackerKille r

Bangkok, Thailand

#30 Oct 14, 2010
There's no way the season's doomed yet. I am confident the Vikings can beat every team in the league. The SB is up for grabs! Now Vikes.....go get it!!!
Justice

Rochester, MN

#31 Oct 14, 2010
Mike wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody is giving away a young QB ready to play. If you pay to move up in the draft, you still break in a young guy for 2 years...if he turns out to be the answer. By then, many of your veteran players are over the hill. I'd rather play the veteran QB game than breaking in a QB like the Rams, Cards, Panthers, Raiders, Bills etc...notice one thing in common? All sure to be losers this year.
If the Vikings keep playing at their current pace they will wind up 4-12 and will not have to worry about moving up in the draft! With a lot of the core veterans becoming free agents after this year, we can pretty much expect next year to be a rebuild regardless of this years record! That would be a great time to at least draft a top shelf rookie QB.
Mike

Saint Cloud, MN

#32 Oct 15, 2010
Justice wrote:
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If the Vikings keep playing at their current pace they will wind up 4-12 and will not have to worry about moving up in the draft! With a lot of the core veterans becoming free agents after this year, we can pretty much expect next year to be a rebuild regardless of this years record! That would be a great time to at least draft a top shelf rookie QB.
I don't buy your 4-12. And I don't believe the Wilfs will let the team fall back to mediocrity.
Mike

Saint Cloud, MN

#33 Oct 15, 2010
Justice wrote:
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This team under Klink, has depended on someone's sloppy seconds at QB for too long; McNabb is not the answer! Getting rid of Klink is a step in the right direction.
Nobody likes Childress, but he's not going anywhere. The Wilfs love him and veteran players still get you to the playoffs.
Elvis

San Francisco, CA

#34 Oct 18, 2010
Falstaff1962 wrote:
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Keep on drinking the kool-aid. I think Shooter's 6-10 is optimistic. This team is about to implode and it'll be fun to see everyone up and quit on head coach Wally Cox.
shows what you know nitwit
dhighness

Denver, CO

#35 Oct 20, 2010
Wow. Looking at the Vikings remaining schedule, 10-6 still looks like a conservative guesstimate of their final record. Even with losses @GB, @NE and either the NYG at home or Philly on the road, it's hard to imagine losing much more than that. Green Bay's injuries have decimated their season, and honestly, Chicago just isn't very good. They should be 3-3 as well, as Detroit actually beat them on opening day. If you scrutinize the Vikes schedule, 12-4 is far more likely than 6-10, however, I believe 10-6 will be where the chips fall. I still have no confidence in their offense quite yet, however, there has been small glimmers of the offense awakening over the past couple of games. Once the playoffs begin, we are going to need the offense resembling the 2009 version.

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