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Killer instinct in short supply for lucky Vikes Bob Sansevere

There are 35 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 18, 2009, titled Killer instinct in short supply for lucky Vikes Bob Sansevere. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

We've seen this before. A Vikings team that seemingly has a game won and then goes into full or partial meltdown mode is nothing new.

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Leroy O Malley

Titusville, FL

#22 Oct 19, 2009
Terrible tackling by those already mentioned.
Why do they just "throw a shouilder" instead of grabbing their feets??!!!
Big Al

Kelseyville, CA

#23 Oct 19, 2009
I don't think we have to worry about these guys getting a big head because they're 6-0.
Elvis Presley

San Francisco, CA

#24 Oct 19, 2009
this is mostly b.s. Sanny. Sure it would be nice if they would not step of the gas like the patriots did against the titans. Bottom line is the Ravens are a good team and we won.
purplenation 4-EVER

Clearwater, MN

#25 Oct 19, 2009
To all you haters out there- Our VIKES are 6 and 0 and we love it!!! Critique all you like!!! It changes nothing. We were behind for exactly 1 minute and 45 seconds in that game playing against an outstand team. Call us lucky if you will. We call Baltimore lucky they were able to make it a game.It was FUN!!! To all of you hoping we'd fail-SORRY!!! Our kicker kicked the winning field goal, and theirs wasn't able to- simple as that.
TorVikeFan

Canada

#26 Oct 19, 2009
This isn't the first time a near-collapse has happened. Ever since the GB game, it's been evident that either (1) the DBs aren't talented enough, or (2) the DBs aren't executing, and/or (3) the secondary schemes are wrong. I think it's a combination. After Winfield, the talent is questionable, so the Vikings need to trade for a competent safety and/or cornerback. I'm also not sold that the coaches know how to teach or motivate the players or how to implement a good game-plan.
TheMaster

United States

#27 Oct 19, 2009
Paymah
Midwest Guy

Saint Paul, MN

#28 Oct 19, 2009
Brad Childress definitely made some horrible conservative play calling that almost cost us the game. Thus for instance look at Bill Belichick from the Patroits this guy went killer mode on the Titans.

As a Vikings fan I will truely say that if this bone head Brad Childress continues his conservative play calling, don't expect the Vikings to go far into the playoffs. For those who don't agree with this you're a fool...
rED

Milwaukee, WI

#29 Oct 19, 2009
purplenation 4-EVER wrote:
To all you haters out there- Our VIKES are 6 and 0 and we love it!!! Critique all you like!!! It changes nothing. We were behind for exactly 1 minute and 45 seconds in that game playing against an outstand team. Call us lucky if you will. We call Baltimore lucky they were able to make it a game.It was FUN!!! To all of you hoping we'd fail-SORRY!!! Our kicker kicked the winning field goal, and theirs wasn't able to- simple as that.
Ok loser, when your team is watching the SB at home like the rest of us, then maybe you can put down the can of Hamms and join the real world ... LOL LOL
tbone

United States

#30 Oct 19, 2009
Midwest Guy wrote:
Brad Childress definitely made some horrible conservative play calling that almost cost us the game. Thus for instance look at Bill Belichick from the Patroits this guy went killer mode on the Titans.
As a Vikings fan I will truely say that if this bone head Brad Childress continues his conservative play calling, don't expect the Vikings to go far into the playoffs. For those who don't agree with this you're a fool...
the game was too close for comfort but conservative? what were you watching. they blitzed like crazy hoping paymah could cover a guy for three seconds. they threw the kitchen sink and flacco but paymah can't cover, he is a special teams guy that is why he was brought in. he was covering (or trying to) the best wide reciever out there. it is easy to forget and it surely wasn't mentioned by CBS that winfield and sapp were missing.
Alex

Minneapolis, MN

#31 Oct 19, 2009
Great article Bob. I don't know whether it's a lack of a killer instinct, but it seems like they build these big leads and completely let their guard down. This issue, I feel, all starts with the coaching, particularly with the play-calling. Childress calls the most vanilla plays as soon as they take a lead, and there never seems to be any sort of desire to build onto the lead. Childress would much rather run the clock down and eat up time than score more points. It's not a bad strategy, until defenses start loading up in the box and AP has no place to run. For the love of God, Favre has been playing unbelievably all year long. LET HIM PASS THE BALL FOR A FIRST DOWN!!
Toby Prin

Titusville, FL

#32 Oct 20, 2009
Bring back Schnelker!

Since: Sep 09

Houston, TX

#33 Oct 20, 2009
purplenation 4-EVER wrote:
To all you haters out there- Our VIKES are 6 and 0 and we love it!!! Critique all you like!!! It changes nothing. We were behind for exactly 1 minute and 45 seconds in that game playing against an outstand team. Call us lucky if you will. We call Baltimore lucky they were able to make it a game.It was FUN!!! To all of you hoping we'd fail-SORRY!!! Our kicker kicked the winning field goal, and theirs wasn't able to- simple as that.
Purplenation ain't hatin', purplenation. We just want the team to keep winning. Yes, the Ravens are good team, but so are we. But watching a 17-point lead unravel in the last 10 minutes of the game isn't something we want to see every week. Thankfully we had am early lead. But imagine had we extended that lead, we might not have needed AP and Harvin late in the game, so they could rest up and not risk injury. Now we have a few more questions to answer on our way to Pittsburgh. Its just the circle of life for us armchair coaches.
fmc651

Granton, WI

#34 Oct 20, 2009
Way to go out on a limb. You sound like a packers fan. Thats all they are saying this year. You aint going to a SB or you aint winning a SB. Why even post this spam? You must be a winner.
rED wrote:
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Ok loser, when your team is watching the SB at home like the rest of us, then maybe you can put down the can of Hamms and join the real world ... LOL LOL
The Truth

Lexington, NC

#35 Oct 21, 2009
Vikes i love and believe in guys.But it was not tackling,its keeping your foot on them for 4 quarters.Finish the game.
The Truth

Lexington, NC

#36 Oct 21, 2009
I meant,i believe in you guys!

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