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Talent-rich, record-poor Vikings are underachieving

There are 35 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 6, 2010, titled Talent-rich, record-poor Vikings are underachieving. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

If the talent doesn't fit the crime, then the Vikings should be arrested for five counts of underachievement.

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Joe Harmon

Green Bay, WI

#1 Nov 6, 2010
This isn't even a matter of opinion - it IS a matter of FACT: Childress is among the worst head coaches in the NFL (I hasten to say THE worst), and virtually every x-player analyst, x-head and asst coach, and venue knows it. Just a few lunk-head imbeciles in the home venue still *believe* in the loser (and in losing in general - like addicts who know no other way and can't break free of their lunacy). Sports Nation polling, NFL Access coaches peer polls, players - many on the team right now - what does it take to close the book on this cretin moron coach? Deadpans who behave like politicking dictators always wanting their way, never thinking in terms of what's best for the team - only what's best for themselves, completely intractable, arrogant and self-absorbed, never open to other ideas, knowing ONLY *their way*, close-minded to any other *way*- how do these make good leaders?
ex favre fan

Oronoco, MN

#2 Nov 6, 2010
Talent-rich!.....Thats a good one!........More like OVERATED!
Jonboy

Duluth, MN

#3 Nov 6, 2010
1 - Put Brinkley in for EJ, as EJ is much slower and not even close to his old self, than before his injury.
2 - Sit Jarred Allen for 1 game and put in #96 , just to let Allen think about what he's doing, or not doing.
3 - Get Camarillo into the play as a receiver, as he can catch anything thrown to him.
4 - Fire Klink and get Marty Schottenheimer as head coach.
5 - Sit the entire OL and let the subs give it a try. nothing to lose at this point.
Reuben77

San Antonio, TX

#4 Nov 6, 2010
What's new, the Vikings have been underachieving for the last 25 years, from the late 80s till today they have been consistent in one thing as a team and organization and that is UNDERACHIEVING. They're the best at it. The late 80s, they should have rolled into the Super Bowls to fall to the niners among others....then they hock the franchise for Herschel Walker and Jerry Burns decides he's not going to change anything to fit Walker's running style.....genius....real genius' we have here. The 90s no different........talent laden team after talent laden team......can't get there......then the 1998 season with Denny Green.....Mr. Average......gets them to the playoffs and one and done.........98 gets them to the NFC Championship game, only to freeze and choke and take knee with 1:01 left in regulation with the highest powered offense in NFL history at the time.........and it continues into today..........talent laden, average coaches who can't get them over the hump........wasted year after wasted year..........and so Chilly repeats what Denny did in 98'..........choke........12 men on the field.......Favre INT.....season over........Chilly the white version of Denny Green, average coach....can't get over the hump........in pressure situations........nothing new....50 years of Viking history with the last 25 being embarrasment........
Sherm

AOL

#5 Nov 7, 2010
Looks like we will have to hope for a loss and the end of this season if we want to see that i diot coach fired.
deer track

Yankton, SD

#6 Nov 7, 2010
Sherm wrote:
Looks like we will have to hope for a loss and the end of this season if we want to see that i diot coach fired.
Go Red Birds! Fire Chilly!
deer track

Yankton, SD

#7 Nov 7, 2010
Reuben77 wrote:
What's new, the Vikings have been underachieving for the last 25 years, from the late 80s till today they have been consistent in one thing as a team and organization and that is UNDERACHIEVING. They're the best at it. The late 80s, they should have rolled into the Super Bowls to fall to the niners among others....then they hock the franchise for Herschel Walker and Jerry Burns decides he's not going to change anything to fit Walker's running style.....genius....real genius' we have here. The 90s no different........talent laden team after talent laden team......can't get there......then the 1998 season with Denny Green.....Mr. Average......gets them to the playoffs and one and done.........98 gets them to the NFC Championship game, only to freeze and choke and take knee with 1:01 left in regulation with the highest powered offense in NFL history at the time.........and it continues into today..........talent laden, average coaches who can't get them over the hump........wasted year after wasted year..........and so Chilly repeats what Denny did in 98'.........choke........12 men on the field.......Favre INT.....season over........Chilly the white version of Denny Green, average coach....can't get over the hump........in pressure situations........nothing new....50 years of Viking history with the last 25 being embarrasment........
Every word is absolutely right on! Waste childress...Find someone, ANYONE!!

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#8 Nov 7, 2010
I think the article was on under achievers, not the coach. The article was on the money, there are much more problems than just the coach. Childress got them to the championship game last year, now this year he is incompetent? Why the change in the ability to coach? I have seen where some say they got there in spite of him, why not this year? If this team had the talent many think they have, they wouldn't be in a position to lose games based on some of his decisions.
DFO

Potosi, WI

#9 Nov 7, 2010
I would have to agree with those of the opinion that in reality the Vikes simply don't don't have many talented players period. Last year the team got every conceivable break to get a great record- that makes players look talented. The problem this year is partially due to age. In reality Peterson and Harvin are really good players, everyone else is either average(or below), some are slightly above average. At crunch time in games they (particularly the entire defense and offensive line) are getting whooped. That's probably age more than anything.
Packer Fan

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Nov 7, 2010
The Vikings are old and their talent is thin. They got EVERY break last year, so it's just evening out.
Injuries? Talk to the Pack about injuries.
Face it, the Vikes are not very good.
oldviking

Portsmouth, VA

#11 Nov 7, 2010
The decision making this year has been very poor.THE Rice decision to have surgery 2 weeks before the season opener.THE dragging of Farve off the couch senario,and not sitting him when he was inept.THE letting go of Chester,the signing of horrible wrs who couldn't make other teams.THE poor coaching on the field.THE not using Petterson more,the best back in the nfl sould be used way more!The signing of Moss and the firing of moss.Not addressing the lack of pass rush and the very poor coverage this year.THE lack of turnovers by the D, I could go on and on but i got a migrane thinking about this!
deer track

Yankton, SD

#12 Nov 7, 2010
Packer Fan wrote:
The Vikings are old and their talent is thin. They got EVERY break last year, so it's just evening out.
Injuries? Talk to the Pack about injuries.
Face it, the Vikes are not very good.
Not very good? I guess the proof in the pudding will be Sunday, 21 November...huh..
TheMaster

Chesterfield, MO

#13 Nov 7, 2010
The window closed on this team last year with yet another patented heartbreaking Viking playoff loss. Winfield is clearly done. Pat Williams is done. Hutchinson while decent isn't the road grader he was. Right tackle continues to be a black hole. McKinnie has mentally retired with the new contract. Leber is mediocre at best. Our 2 safeties are pathetic. Jared Allen has been demasculated by marriage. Edwards will walk. We have no 3rd down back. And most importantly we have no quarterback. All of this spells some lean years in the Vikings immediate future.

We had our chance and the buffoon Childress was at the controls. A coach whose game management skills are highly suspect.
bob

Omaha, NE

#14 Nov 7, 2010
deer track wrote:
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Not very good? I guess the proof in the pudding will be Sunday, 21 November...huh..
well the vikings already lost to the packer's jv team once this year...
seriously, the vikings are the healthiest team in the league this year. I can't believe they try to blame their failures on injuries when everyone else is more beat up.
viqeens fan

United States

#15 Nov 7, 2010
Reuben77 wrote:
What's new, the Vikings have been underachieving for the last 25 years, from the late 80s till today they have been consistent in one thing as a team and organization and that is UNDERACHIEVING. They're the best at it. The late 80s, they should have rolled into the Super Bowls to fall to the niners among others....then they hock the franchise for Herschel Walker and Jerry Burns decides he's not going to change anything to fit Walker's running style.....genius....real genius' we have here. The 90s no different........talent laden team after talent laden team......can't get there......then the 1998 season with Denny Green.....Mr. Average......gets them to the playoffs and one and done.........98 gets them to the NFC Championship game, only to freeze and choke and take knee with 1:01 left in regulation with the highest powered offense in NFL history at the time.........and it continues into today..........talent laden, average coaches who can't get them over the hump........wasted year after wasted year..........and so Chilly repeats what Denny did in 98'.........choke........12 men on the field.......Favre INT.....season over........Chilly the white version of Denny Green, average coach....can't get over the hump........in pressure situations........nothing new....50 years of Viking history with the last 25 being embarrasment........
couldn't agree more with this post.. this team needs a make-over, starting from the top.
deer track

Yankton, SD

#16 Nov 7, 2010
bob wrote:
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well the vikings already lost to the packer's jv team once this year...
seriously, the vikings are the healthiest team in the league this year. I can't believe they try to blame their failures on injuries when everyone else is more beat up.
You are stating that the Packers had a bad team the first game? Vikings healthiest team? Don't read much do you...Just who is "everyone else"??
deer track

Yankton, SD

#17 Nov 7, 2010
TheMaster wrote:
The window closed on this team last year with yet another patented heartbreaking Viking playoff loss. Winfield is clearly done. Pat Williams is done. Hutchinson while decent isn't the road grader he was. Right tackle continues to be a black hole. McKinnie has mentally retired with the new contract. Leber is mediocre at best. Our 2 safeties are pathetic. Jared Allen has been demasculated by marriage. Edwards will walk. We have no 3rd down back. And most importantly we have no quarterback. All of this spells some lean years in the Vikings immediate future.
We had our chance and the buffoon Childress was at the controls. A coach whose game management skills are highly suspect.
The Truth as it REALLY IS.....
Straight cash homey

Saint Michael, MN

#18 Nov 7, 2010
We could go on and on about the reasons this team has failed to live up to potential but it really comes down to 1) lousy coaching and 2) terrible play on both the offensive and defensive lines. The coaching won't improve until Childress is gone and the offensive line won't improve until most of the stiffs they currently run out on the field are replaced (the coaches and front office are to blame for not addressing this glaring weakness through the draft or free agency). The defensive line? A mystery. K. Williams looks good, P. Williams is playing ok for the limited snaps he takes and the backup tackles have played well. The real disappointment in that group are the defensive ends. Edwards never was that good, period - Robison is a better player. Which brings us to Jarred Allen who is the biggest disappointment of the season by far. He's always had stretches where he disappeared but he has been brutal all season. Teams have figured him out. Like the home run hitter who is exposed for not being able to hit a curve ball, Allen is no longer a threat. He rarely demands more than single coverage anymore and doesn't seen to have the size, quickness or strength to get to the QB. He's also been so sack-happy that he often fails in his outside containment responsibilities resulting in huge running lanes. Solutions? Who knows? Start by firing Childress, letting Favre call his own plays and bench Allen in favor of Robinson until he gets that fire back in his belly...
bob

Omaha, NE

#19 Nov 7, 2010
deer track wrote:
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You are stating that the Packers had a bad team the first game? Vikings healthiest team? Don't read much do you...Just who is "everyone else"??
i'm stating that the packers have 10 people on IR--not counting week to week injuries or PUP. the vikings have 2. my apologies, there's two healthier teams (arizona and oakland) in the league. that being said, the vikings are the 3rd healthiest team in the league. they probably shouldn't be using injuries as an excuse for piss poor play.
Barry

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Nov 7, 2010
The vikes also got a tougher schedule because of last years finish. If one of my employees teed off on a business that I decided to do business with like Moss did I would have let him go also.

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